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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 and like their facebook page:

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


Student Health 101

The job prob + Internet or Nicolas Cage? + The academic hangover

Find out more - and enter the October drawing for $1,000 - in CLU Student Health 101:



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 22

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.

October 24

Telling Amy's Story: Film Viewing and Discussion of Relationship Violence
3:00 PM-5:00 PM at Ullman Commons 101

Sponsored by Criminal Justice and Legal Studies Department, Student Counseling Services, and Partnership for Safe Families & Communities of Ventura County's Domestic Violence Task Force.

How do you know if you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship? Come learn about identifiers and resources that CLU has to offer in eliminating violent relationships! Join us for conversation and snacks as we watch "Telling Amy's Story", a film on relationship violence.  We will have a short discussion after the movie as we talk about how to identify potential abusers, what you can do if you or someone you care about is in an abusive relationship, and learn about resources on campus.

Questions- Contact Dr. Lucas at (805) 493-3391 or at

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!


November 8

Veterans Day Celebration
5:00 PM-6:30 PM at Presidential Patio

Veterans, active duty, community members, student veterans and their dependents are invited to a tailgate BBQ with live music from Highway Star. This event is free for any veteran or active duty member with proof of service plus 3 guest. Additional guest are welcome, $10 each. There will also be gift baskets raffled to support the Military Veterans Club on campus. Afterwards walk over to the football stadium to watch Cal Lu play Occidental. 

Sponsored by Veterans Resource Office.

Questions- Contact Jenn Zimmerman at

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