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Spiritual Bodies
Photography by Carlton Wilkinson

Kwan Fong Gallery

The churches depicted in these photos by Carlton Wilkinson played a prominent role in the Civil Rights movement, which brought voices from the African diaspora to the forefront of the American psyche.

Community Organizing as Spiritual Practice
Learn practices for building a relational culture and engaging your community


This class will cover the basic tools and practices of spiritually grounded community organizing from a biblical and theological perspective. The course will deal with practical skill-building in how to engage the public mission of the church to work for justice and peace in the world. 

Meleko Mokgosi: Acts of Resistance

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

This collection of artwork by Meleko Mokgosi examines formal and informal forms of resistance.

Spring 2020 CALL Institute Supporting the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy
Content Area Language and Literacy (CALL)

Ventura County Office of Education

CALL offers middle and high school content teachers practical, research-based instructional routines that help students access and engage with a variety of complex text across content areas. The institute provides instructional routines that scaffold students’ comprehension of complex text and academic language development, making challenging text accessible, relevant and comprehensible to all students, including English learners. The end goal is for students to independently comprehend complex texts across a range of types and disciplines in order to build strong content knowledge.

Faculty Recital: Eric Kinsley, harpsichord

Samuelson Chapel

This recital by Eric Kinsley and colleagues is a journey through the landscape of the baroque, discovering the immense sonic timbres of the harpsichord and harpsichord in ensemble.

ACG Intra-school Competition 2020

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

This is a national MBA competition that deals with mergers & acquisitions.

Engaging the English Learner in Designated & Integrated ELD (K-5)
Unpacking and Implementing California's English Language Development Standards

Lundring Events Center

Peace in Concert

Samuelson Chapel

The purpose of Peace in Concert is to promote global connection and harmony using the power and inspiration of music and art.

Lunchbox Diversity
Intergroup Dialogue and Social Responsibility

Student Union

A faculty and staff professional development opportunity to better understand what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and more equitable campus community.

Nordic Spirit Symposium
Magic, Creatures and Legends: A Journey into Nordic Folklore

Thousand Oaks campus

There were dragons in old Scandinavia. There were also giants, trolls and ghosts. The trove of stories about such creatures is vast, varied and increasingly a subject of study. This symposium hosts prominent scholars to reflect on it through story, analysis, painting and song.

History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance

Lundring Events Center

The final three lectures of the 2019-2020 series focus on the reaction of the Maasai to European colonialism in Africa, Korea’s struggles against colonization by its Asian neighbors, and U.S. domestic resistance to the Vietnam War.

CRLP Spring RALLI Institute
Results: Academic Language and Literacy Instruction

Lundring Events Center

A CRLP professional learning institute, RALLI provides teachers and administrators with the tools and skills necessary to analyze the academic and literacy demands of complex literary and informational text. RALLI supports the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language in grades K-5.

Women in Music: Making Change Happen

Preus-Brandt Forum

Prominent women in the music industry discuss their diverse careers and share views on the changing face of the industry and the growing presence of women in leading roles.

Spiritual Bodies: A Lecture with Carlton Wilkinson

Overton Hall

In this lecture, Carlton Wilkinson uncovers the depth and meaning of Spiritual Bodies, his collection of evocative photographs on display at the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture.

Valentina: A performance by Ballet Nepantla
Artists and Speakers Series

Preus-Brandt Forum

Join us for a special evening of dance and plática (informal conversation) with New York-based Ballet Nepantla as the group performs a historical ballet highlighting the strength and resilience of women in revolutionary Mexico.

Harold Stoner Clark Lectures
'The Metaphysical Problem in Race Theory,' Quayshawn Spencer

Samuelson Chapel

Harold Stoner Clark lectures by Quayshawn Spencer: 11:10 a.m., "When Population Genetics Meets the Metaphysics of Race"; 4 p.m., "A Radical Solution to the Race Problem."

The Death of Civility: On the Birth of Interreligious Rituals of Resistance
Najeeba Syeed

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

In this lecture, Najeeba Syeed offers a history of the use of appeals to civility to limit dissenting voices, and case studies in which Los Angeles faith leaders, responding to state violence, have developed interfaith rituals to challenge the detention of migrants.

The NPR Politics Podcast Live: The Road to 2020
KCLU 25th Anniversary Celebration

Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Join four of NPR’s Washington Desk reporters for an evening of banter, laughs and thoughts on a topic that we can’t stop thinking about — the 2020 presidential election.

Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance
Artists and Speakers Series

Samuelson Chapel

In honor of Black History Month, Cal Lutheran presents a chamber music theater work by the Core Ensemble celebrating the lives of the great African American poets.

CRLP California Dyslexia Guidelines Workshop
An Introduction

Swenson Center

Join CRLP at California Lutheran University for a study session to learn about the California Dyslexia Guidelines. The goal of this three-hour workshop is to inform administrators, special education teachers, and general education teachers about what these new guidelines entail, how they will be used to identify students with dyslexia, and how to plan for appropriate instructional supports to assist these students.

Healing through the Arts
Free Community Workshop

Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park, CA 91320

This free event is open to the community. Click here to register.

Cal Lutheran Day with the LA Kings

The STAPLES Center, Los Angeles

Cal Lutheran alumni, families, staff, faculty and students are invited to Cal Lutheran Day with the LA Kings.

CRLP Institute: Spanish-English Biliteracy Transfer
Teaching foundational skills for reading English through coherent biliteracy transfer instruction (K-5)

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Join fellow teachers in a two-day institute to learn how to effectively promote Spanish-to-English biliteracy transfer!

Lunchbox Diversity
Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility on Campus

Student Union

A faculty and staff professional development opportunity to better understand what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and more equitable campus community.

Documenting History Through Art: The Work of David Labkovski

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

In these autobiographical drawings and paintings, narrative artist David Labkovski (1906-1991) examines his experiences of World War II, the Holocaust and their aftermath.


Kingsmen Park

This annual concert showcases the talent and creativity of students in the music production program.

Paths to Professionalism
Find your path to career success

Lundring Events Center

Join a distinguished panel of professionals to learn about what defines you as a professional, challenges of the business environment, and first impressions.

Luther Lecture
Luther and Islam


Luther Lecture Presented by:

Rev. Prof. Charles Amjad-Ali, PH. D., Th. D

Thousand Oaks Reads: One City, One Book – Cal Lutheran Faculty Panel Discussion
'The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees' by Meredith May

Lundring Events Center

Thousand Oaks Reads is a citywide literary event and series of activities encouraging community members to read and discuss the same book. Copies of the book are available at both Thousand Oaks library branches.


Love Your Neighbor
Interfaith gathering: Courage for the Common Good

Samuelson Chapel

Love your Neighbor is an interfaith, community-wide program inviting participation from all faith traditions and people of moral conscience for a campaign of compassion.

Faculty Recital: Adan Fernandez, organ

Samuelson Chapel

Cal Lutheran’s newly appointed campus organist, Adan Fernandez, presents a program of all Bach.

Faculty Recital: Uziel Colón, piano
The Many Faces of Latin Jazz

Samuelson Chapel

A night of the best Latin Jazz in town.

Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math
John Almarode

Lundring Events Center

This workshop examines the “must have” ingredients for maximum engagement in middle and high school science classrooms. 

Poet and Spoken Word Performance by Amal Kassir

Samuelson Chapel

Amal Kassir's fiery spoken word poetry and storytelling are the result of her experiences growing up in two seemingly opposing worlds: her home in Denver and her grandmother's farm in Syria.

International Film Series
'Look Who's Back' (Germany, 2015)

Richter Hall

Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century and quickly gains attention in this satirical comedy.

SCPDS Ninth Annual Conference
Leading Through Partnerships: A Vision for 2020 and Beyond

Gilbert Arena

Friday conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday conference, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Light breakfast and lunch included.

Reel Justice Film Series: 'The Biggest Little Farm'

Preus-Brandt Forum

 Featuring breathtaking landscapes and captivating animals, The Biggest Little Farm offers a blueprint for better living and a healthier planet

Faculty Recital: Micah Wright, clarinet

Samuelson Chapel

Adjunct faculty member Micah Wright, clarinet, presents his musical program with Hui Wu on piano.

CRLP Learning How English Works
Assessing and Teaching Part II of the California ELD Standards

Oxnard Campus

This two-day institute will build participants' knowledge about the academic language of the Part II standards.

Book Talk: 'Sanctuary Cities: The Politics of Refuge'
Benjamin Gonzalez O'Brien and Loren Collingwood

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Co-authors Benjamin Gonzalez O’Brien and Loren Collingwood explore the history and the religious roots of sanctuary policies.

Artists and Speakers Series: Francis Gary Powers Jr.
'Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident and a Controversial Cold War Legacy

Lundring Events Center

Using newly available information, Francis Gary Powers Jr. presents facts and dispels misinformation surrounding the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by his father over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960.

Faculty Chamber Recital: Yoshika Masuda and friends

Samuelson Chapel

Cellist Yoshika Masuda and friends present an evening of string chamber music in pieces ranging from duos to quartets.

Areté Vocal Ensemble
Special Encore Performance: 'Considering Matthew Shepard'

Samuelson Chapel

Following a moving and memorable performance in November, Areté returns to the stage to conclude its 11th season. In response to an outpouring of requests, the innovative professional ensemble of vocal artists gives a repeat performance of Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella-Johnson. Wyant Morton conducts.

Results: Word Recognition and Fluency Institute

Oxnard Campus

This CRLP Professional Learning Institute on the Common Core Foundational Skills focuses on “What” content students need to learn, “When” it needs to be covered within an overall scope and sequence, and “How” instruction might be approached within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). This training also emphasizes the “Why” behind the What, the When, and the How. CRLP is committed to teachers knowing the theory, research, and reasoning that informs their practice.

45th Scandinavian Festival

Kingsmen Park

The 45th festival of Nordic cultures, the largest such event in Southern California, features music, dancing, cooking and craft demonstrations, presentations, vendors and activities for people of all ages. Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Lunchbox Diversity
The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion

Student Union

A faculty and staff professional development opportunity to better understand what it means to be a diverse, inclusive and more equitable campus community.

Senior Art Exhibit: Passionate Perspectives

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Cal Lutheran proudly presents this exploration by senior art majors of environmental, political, cultural and emotional subject matter.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series
'Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines' by Jennifer Reich

Lundring Events Center

Drawing on findings from her award-winning book, sociologist Jennifer Reich examines how parents make decisions about their children’s health and specifically vaccines.

Reel Justice Film Series: 'Time for Ilhan'

Overton Hall

 The documentary film Time for Ilhan intimately chronicles Ilhan Omar's hard-fought campaign for state representative in Minnesota’s house district 60B, home to the nation’s largest Somali community.

5 x 15: A Mini Musical Theatre Festival

Black Box Theatre

In conjunction with New Musicals Inc., the Theatre and Dance Department and the Music Department present five 15-minute original musicals.

Spring Choral Concert

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Choir presents its annual Spring Concert with Wyant Morton conducting.

Wind Ensemble & String Symphony Concert
Grand Symphonic Music

Samuelson Chapel

The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Michael Hart, and the University String Symphony, under the direction of Yoshika Masuda, perform masterworks for their ensembles then join forces to perform works for full symphony orchestra.

Thingamajig VI: A Printmaking and Ceramics Exploration

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

Thingamajig features student printmaking and ceramic processes, from beginning and advanced classes, in a wide exploration of content and composition. A reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. April 25.

Third Annual Garden to Table: Poetry, Pottery, Community

Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture

This exhibition features photography, video, written narrative and ceramic vessels made by students and community members. A reception will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on April 25.

CLUFest 2020: The California Experience

William Rolland Art Center

CLUFest 2020 is an experience of everything that makes up California, from diverse landscapes to West Coast culture. A reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 25.

The Contemporary Central American and Child Migrant Experience
With Special Guest Educator and Author Lauren Markham

Lundring Events Center

Guest educator and author Lauren Markham will discuss her book, The Far Away Brothers.

Festival of Scholars


The Festival of Scholars showcases projects by undergraduate and graduate students. All week, student researchers participate in poster sessions, oral presentations and panel discussions, teaching demonstrations, multimedia displays, art exhibitions and recitals.

CLU Music Student Showcase

Samuelson Chapel

The best and brightest music students at Cal Lutheran perform genres ranging from classical to jazz.

PRiME Competition Event
Promoting sustainability

Lundring Events Center

This competition provides students with an opportunity to compete at a professional level by demonstrating how organizations balance economic and sustainability goals, as well as how to develop innovative solutions.

Mariachi Concert

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble performs classic songs from the mariachi repertoire under the direction of violinist Rocio Marrón.

Jazz Collective

Preus-Brandt Forum

Under the direction of jazz pianist Uziel Colón, ensemble performers play and improvise music from an eclectic repertoire of standards and original arrangements of modern pop songs.

Fifth Annual Dragon Boat Music Festival

Samuelson Chapel

Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, is an important traditional celebration in China. This event features musicians and dancers from the local community.

25th Annual Student Film Festival

Preus-Brandt Forum

These short narrative films, 5 to 20 minutes in length, are produced by the Advanced Cinema Class, multimedia classes, independent studies and the Cinema and Television club.

Faculty Recital: Yoshika Masuda, cello

Samuelson Chapel

In anticipation of his first album release, cellist Yoshika Masuda presents works for solo cello representing the countries and cultures that have formed him as a musician and a human being.

New Venture Fair 2020
Vote with us!

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

The New Venture Fair (NVF) is a valuable part of Cal Lutheran’s entrepreneur education experience in which student teams share their innovative startup projects in a competitive environment.

Moving Images

Preus-Brandt Forum

Works in this dance concert are created by students in the spring choreography course.

Graduation Banquet 2020
We're having another party!

Kingsmen Park

Join us for our 5th annual celebration for the School of Management graduating classes of 2020! If you have graduated or are graduating between fall 2019 and summer 2020 and are in any of the School of Management programs, you and your family/friends are invited to join us to celebrate!

Graduate School of Education Commencement Reception

Kingsmen Park

Following the Graduate Ceremony, this is an opportunity for recent graduates to meet with the Graduate School of Education Dean, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to enjoy a refreshment. Admission is free, registration is required.

24th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

Kingsmen Park

Kingsmen Shakespeare Company’s performance of William Shakespeare's Macbeth opens the 24th season of one of our region’s most popular outdoor theatrical events.

24th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'

Kingsmen Park

The 24th season of one of our region’s most popular outdoor theatrical events closes with the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's performances of William Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona.