Arts, Lectures and Gatherings

Featured Events

“Our Spectrum, Our Stories: Illuminating the Colors of Autism through Personal Narrative”
Edlyn Peña, PhD

Archive Reading Room, Pearson Library

Edlyn Peña, PhD, will share her personal experiences as the mother of an autistic son and insights into the world of autism through the art of storytelling.

Senior Art Exhibit 2024
"Common Differences"

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Common Differences is the 2024 senior art exhibit featuring works by Cal Lutheran art majors.

Opening reception: Saturday, March 23, 4-6 p.m.
Exhibition Walk-Through: Friday, April 26, 2-3 p.m.

Senior Multimedia Show 2024

William Rolland Art Center

Every year at California Lutheran University, the Multimedia students host a portfolio show as part of their major’s capstone class.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 23, 4-6 p.m.

Cal Lutheran Choral Ensembles
Spring Choral Concert

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Choir and Cielo (treble choir) present their annual hallmark Spring Choral Concert with Wyant Morton conducting.

Your Team Communication Magic

Oxnard Campus

Understand your personal communication style. This interactive workshop will help you become a more effective communicator, problem-solver and trusted, focused leader.

The event is from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Creating Pathways to Inclusion and Equity for Students with Disabilities
Insights from GSOE Scholars

Zoom PDT

Join us for an insightful session to focus on supporting students with disabilities in K-12 or higher education.


Eric Kinsley, Featuring Caitlin Boruch and Susannah Ruth
Faculty Recital

Samuelson Chapel

Join us for a recital of keyboard music, featuring works from the Baroque to the Romantic.

Evaluating Impact: How to design and implement useful surveys

Zoom PDT

In this interactive workshop, we will explore how to make decisions about survey logistics, write survey questions, analyze your data and use it to guide decision-making and share successes.

The event is from 9 a.m. to Noon.

“The Buck Stops Here: Harry Truman’s Improbable Path to the Presidency”
History Lecture Series: Life’s Uncertain Outcomes: Choice and Chance in Historical Context

Lundring Events Center

“Life’s Uncertain Outcomes” is a history lecture series that considers people’s lived experiences and how historical circumstances and choices made by individuals and the decisions of others shaped the direction of their lives.

Lecturer: Chris Kimball, PhD.

Faculty Recital: Uziel Colón

Overton Hall

Music Department faculty member Uziel Colón presents a recital featuring his own jazz and hip-hop pieces and arrangements.

You Got the Grant! Now What?

Oxnard Campus

This workshop is designed to help nonprofits and social service organization successfully navigate life after receiving a grant.

The event is from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.

Building an Impactful Major Gifts Program for Your Organization

Oxnard Campus

Major gift fundraising has the power to elevate your organization. Join us in this workshop to build a major gifts recipe that works for you and your team.

The event is from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Nonprofit Accounting Bootcamp: Four-part Series
Nonprofit Accounting Bootcamp Series

Zoom PDT

This four module seminar series will introduce participants to basic accounting concepts relevant to nonprofit organizations. Attendees will be exposed to foundational accounting principles and their practical applications.

Lecture Lunch: Human Trafficking: Understanding the Complexities, Indicators and Harms

Lundring Events Center

Join us for a lecture lunch with Helen Ahn Lim, PhD, and professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Cal Lutheran to discuss the complexities, harms and indicators of human trafficking.

Directed by Brent Ramirez

Preus-Brandt Forum

Join Eleanor on a cosmic escapade in Starmites, a sci-fi musical in which she’s transported from Earth to the enchanting realm of Innerspace.

Middle Eastern Film and TV Summit

Richter Hall in the Ahmanson Science Center

Cal Lutheran is proud to host the inaugural Middle Eastern Film and TV Summit.

Earth Day Sustainability Fair

Kingsmen Park

Cal Lutheran’s second annual Earth Day Sustainability Fair will feature information booths and resources related to climate change, environmental justice and sustainability and more.

Afternoon Organ Recital Series
Adán Fernández

Samuelson Chapel

Join us for a set of 30-minute organ recitals performed throughout the semester.

“Heritage Language Teaching as Critical Language Arts: Talk and Workshop with Dr. Kim Potowski”

Lundring Events Center

In this workshop, Kim Potowski, PhD, will discuss how heritage speakers are increasingly common in Spanish classrooms around the U.S.

“Music of the Spheres: In Memoriam Urmas Sisask (1960-2022)”
Areté Vocal Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

The innovative professional vocal ensemble concludes its 15th season with an eclectic concert featuring the music of Estonian composer Urmas Sisask accompanied by projections of awe-inspiring images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Wyant Morton conducts.