Student Programs

Graduate & Professionals Weekly

The CLU Graduate and Professionals Weekly Update is published every Friday and is distributed electronically to Graduate and Professionals. If you would like to submit marketing information, please email Jaime Faucher at Requests must be made one week prior to the actual event.



Research and Writing Assistance

Looking for assistance with navigating the library’s resources for your theses and dissertations?

MPPA and Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals Program- Please contact (805) 493-3431 for questions or to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance with conducting scholarly research at the Pearson Library.

Graduate School of Education, the School of Management, and the School of Psychology- Please contact Henri Mondschein at (805) 493-3012 or by email at He offers one-on-one assistance with conducting scholarly research at the Pearson Library.

Writing Center

The Writing Center staff would like to introduce you to the Writing Center and inform you about the services it provides. Both our graduate and undergraduate tutors are trained to collaboratively focus with writers on any piece of writing at any stage of the writing process. We have available both face-to-face and online appointments. Students can either make a 30-minute or an hour appointment. In order to ensure fair access to the Writing Center services, appointments must be made online at

We look forward to collaborating with you in the CLU Writing Center located at the back of the Pearson Library, the Darling Collaboration Suite. For questions, contact: Scott Chien-Hsiung Chiu, Director of the Writing Center, at (805) 493-3785


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Get Involved with the GPSC!

Interested in making a difference as a graduate or professional student on campus? Want to get more involved with what is happening at your institution? Contact Breanne Gibson at for more information on how to get involved with the Graduate and Professional Student Council! Check it out at

Mathews Leadership Forum

You're invited to attend the 2014 Mathews Leadership Forum, where you will have an opportunity to interact with CEOs, doctors, politicians, police officers, and more.

The Mathews Leadership Forum is a premier networking event for CLU students, engaging them with business and civic leaders in a comfortable dinner format. The topic this year isCareer Development: Technology’s Impact on Employees and Employers. The event is FREE for students and registration only takes a few minutes. We just need a little information to make sure we introduce you to the right people.

Last year's event was a huge success, so we encourage you to join us on October 22nd.

Student Registration, click here.

Graduate Student Travel Grants

This program provides partial support for graduate students to present at professional conferences and meetings. The term "presentation" covers events such as podium (oral) or poster presentations.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A student must be an author on the accepted abstract or presentation AND present/perform the work at a professional meeting or conference. Note: simply attending is not covered under the GPT grant program.
  • The meeting/conference must include a peer-review process.
  • The project must be related to the student’s graduate work/thesis/dissertation.
  • The student must currently be enrolled as a graduate student at CLU OR have an abstract/paper accepted for a future conference (within the next semester/term) while enrolled at CLU.

Application Process: To obtain information about the funding limits and the application process, students should send an email to Dr. Grady Hanrahan at



October 4

Graduate and Professionals Farmer's Market
3:00 PM-6:00 PM at Swenson Lawn

Wellness Programs and Transitional Leadership & Development Programs will be co-hosting the Fall Farmer's Market where you can get fresh and local fruits and veggies on campus! Free bags (see above) will be provided to those who attend, just make sure and bring cash for the event!

Questions- Contact Jaime Faucher at

October 7

Campus Blood Drive
11:30 AM-4:00 PM at Ullman Commons 101

Stop by the Blood Drive truck to donate blood!

Questions- Contact the Community Service Center at (805) 493-3981

October 10

L2: Learn- Lead John Maxwell Simulcast
8:00 AM-4:00 PM at Agoura Bible Fellowship (5564 Foothill Drive, Agoura Hills CA 90301)

Learn to lead effectively and network with business leaders and professionals in and around the Los Angeles and Ventura county areas. 
L2: Learn- Lead John Maxwell Simulcast Co-sponsored by Student Life, Graduate School of Management, and the Graduate and Professionals Student Council.

For more information and how to register: L2: Learn-Lead John Maxwell Simulcast

Questions- Contact Kristin Dees at (805) 493-3553

October 11

2nd Annual Empowered Women's Health and Safety Forum
Lundring Events Center

The purpose of this forum is to make our local community and specifically the CLU community better educated about domestic (family) and dating violence, date rape, stalking, as well as knowledgeable about the updated reporting law.
During the forum, attendees will learn what is considered consent, signs of abusive behavior, common situations that might occur and how to avoid potential attacks, safe and positive options for bystander intervention in risky situations, campus policies and reporting requirements under a new law, and ways to help victims.

The featured speaker is Maureen Carranza Shea. She is a former NABF and current Interim WBC Featherweight Champion. Shea is known as the "Real Million Dollar Baby" because of her work as the main sparring partner for Hilary Swank in her preparation for the 2005 movie, Million Dollar Baby. Shea has overcome many obstacles, including being the victim of abuse, to achieve her current success. She fights for the world title July 11 in Oxnard at the Performing Art Center.
I am contacting you because we thought this forum may be of high interest to your club, group and/or classes. We suggest offering extra credit if your students attend the forum. ASCLUG officers and members are also invited and we strongly encouraging attendance or making the forum mandatory for Resident Assistants and Peer Advisors. All these groups can use this information in their leadership roles around campus. We encourage both males and females to attend.

Questions- Please contact Cindy Keitel at (805) 493-3958

October 16

Biannual Student Gathering
6:00 PM-7:30 PM at Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Bachelor's Degree for Professionals students are invited to the first biannual student gathering! Come share a meal and build community with your fellow Professionals students as well as our staff.  Help strengthen our community and provide feedback about our program and your overall experience at Cal Lutheran.

RSVP by Friday, October 10th to (805) 493-3543. Dinner is provided!

October 18

GPSC Presents A Homecoming Event for Graduates and Professionals
Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Graduate and Professionals Student Council (GPSC)

Join us for some food, fun, and free giveaway items!

Questions- Please contact Jaime Faucher at (805) 493-3871

October 25

Kingsmen Football Game vs. Chapman- Blackout Game
6:00 PM at William Rolland Stadium (Grassy Area Behind the Weight Room)

Come out to the Professionals’ tailgate and support your Kingsmen football team at this special blackout game against Chapman!



For updates on the Fitness Class Schedule please visit the Forrest Fitness Center Webpage.



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