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 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




November 13-16

NCAA Women's Volleyball Western Regional Tournament
Thursday-Sunday Nov. 13-Nov. 16 at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

Friday – 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday – 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday – 4 p.m.

For more information, visit the tournament bracket here.

November 13-23

Sir Patient Fancy
Preus-Brandt Forum

Written by the first woman playwright of the English Restoration, this delightfully witty and farcical comedy gives us the age of the unbridled sexual libertine and the intellectual woman who was his equal. The play will be produced in full, extravagant Restoration style with fashion, intrigues, mistaken identities and misunderstandings. Characters like Lady Knowell and Sir Credulous Easy (whose names give clues to their characters) are sure to create a wildly entertaining period piece for the audience.

Directed by Michael J. Arndt

Performed in the Preus-Brandt Forum
November 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8 pm, November 23 at 2pm
Admission is $10, free with CLU ID. 
All attendees will need to show proof of ticket reservation at the door.

For tickets, please visit:

Or the CLU Theatre Department website:

November 15

Football vs. La Verne
1:00 PM-4:00 PM at Rolland Stadium

Come support your Kingsmen football players!

November 17

Commuter Lunch
11:30 AM-1:00 PM at Swenson Lawn

All commuter students welcome, must have CLU ID at event.

Free pizza and carmel apples!  First come first serve!  

Questions- Contact Melissa Telles at

November 18

Interview Like A Pro
5:30 PM-6:30 PM at Ullman Commons 101

Are you prepared for your next interview?   We will give you tips on different types of questions, and how to a handle phone or a panel interview.  This is an interactive workshop about how to effectively prepare before you go in.  Learn what to wear, appropriate body language, and how to follow up after your interview.

Questions- Contact Cynthia Smith at

November 18-19

Songs for a New World
November 18- 8:00 PM-10:00 PM and November 19- 7:00 PM-9:00 PM at Samuelson Chapel

Tuesday, November 18th at 8pm and Wednesday, November 19th at 7pm 
Performed in the Chapel
Admission is free. For information, call 805 493 3415

Written by a recent Tony Award winner, the exquisitely crafted Songs for a New World runs the gamut of today's popular music. This highly theatrical song cycle transports the audience from the deck of a Spanish sailing ship in 1492 to a ledge featuring an array of fascinating characters 57 stories above Fifth Avenue. Presented by the Musical Theatre Ensemble under the direction of Heidi Valencia Vass.

Questions- Contact Shannon McMillan at

November 19

Apathy in the Church
6:00 PM-7:00 PM at Samuelson Chapel

Professor Benjamin Wethington joins students in a discussion on apathy in the church. November 11th in the chapel at 6:00 pm

Questions- Contact Elizabeth Lohr-Myers at

November 20

University Chapel
11:25 AM-12:00 PM at Samuelson Chapel

Questions- Contact Elizabeth Lohr-Myers at

SAVE THE DATE- December 1-15

Holiday Toy Drive benefiting KABC and So Cal Firefighters Spark of Love Toy Drive
December 1st-15th

New, unwrapped toys for infants, children and teens can be dropped at any of the following campus locations:
*Bachelor’s Degree for Professionals Office (SBET 114)
*President’s Office (Pederson Admin. Building)
*Fredrickson Family Early Childhood Center
*Woodland Hills Center
*Oxnard Center

Sponsored by Bachelors Degree for Professionals Office.

Questions- Contact Kristy Fenstermaker at


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



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