Arts, Lectures, and Gatherings

Featured Events

2023 Ventura County Economic Forecast
Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF)

Janet & Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks

The Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) at California Lutheran University will present the latest Ventura County economic forecast at the County’s premier networking event.

Harold Stoner Clark Lectures
Sean A. Valles, PhD

Samuelson Chapel

Sean A. Valles, PhD, will explore the ethical complexities of research indicating that mass incarceration and associated policing techniques have had enormous negative health effects in his first lecture, and will discuss housing security as a public health concern in his second lecture. 

“Gender/ed Justice: Feminism in War and Peace”

Lundring Events Center

Barbara Molony, PhD, will consider Japanese suffragists and World War II Japan’s “comfort women.” Japanese feminists, including activists, writers, members of transnational peace movements, and others who emphasized women's inherent maternal goodness and opposition to gendered violence, had ambivalent or negative attitudes toward Japanese wartime aggression in Asia in the early 1930s.

Community Scholars for Black Lives Fellowship Program Mixer

Student Union

Join us for an afternoon mixer highlighting this year’s Community Scholars for Black Lives Fellowship Program. Students will present a summary of their research projects and program goals.

Revisiting Integration Policies in the United States: From Patchwork Policies to a Systematic Approach
Policy Talks

Lundring Events Center

Join Wa'ed Alshoubaki, assistant professor at University of Jordan, for a discussion on integration policies in the United States while distinguishing between immigrants and refugees regarding the logistics of their integration. 

“The Power of Education and Life-Changing Experiences Behind Prison Walls”
College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series

Lundring Events Center

Lori Pompa, founder and executive director of The Inside-Out Center at Temple University, along with justice-impacted trainers (formerly incarcerated), will discuss the power of education behind prison walls and share their inspiring life stories.

Afternoon Organ Recital Series
Adan Fernández

Samuelson Chapel

Join us for a 30-minute organ concert of Baroque music from composers such as Bach, Buxtehude, Telemann, Pachelbel and more presented by university organist Adan Fernández.


Micah Wright, clarinet; and Jason Stoll, piano
Faculty Recital

Samuelson Chapel

Faculty member Micah Wright, on clarinet, will present a diverse program of chamber music with guest musician Jason Stoll on piano. 


Women in Film Summit

Richter Hall

Join us for the first Women in Film Summit at Cal Lutheran. The two-day event features panel discussions that focus on the history and current state of women working in the entertainment industry.

Andrew Towsey-Grishaw, Viola
Faculty Recital

Samuelson Chapel

Faculty member Andrew Towsey-Grishaw will present a recital of viola music.