All Upcoming Events

Pride Month in the Chapel
June Chapel Series

Samuelson Chapel

Join us throughout the month of June as we celebrate Pride during University Chapel.

Spanish for University Professionals Free Summer 2022 Courses

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Spanish for University Professionals Free Summer 2022 Courses

Staging Shakespeare in the 21st Century: Is the work still relevant?
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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The lecture will describe the influence Shakespeare has had through the centuries including the development of the English language, his contributions to what we think of as “the modern human,” and the importance of live theatre.

Elvis Lives! The Evolution of an American Icon, 1935-Present
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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This lecture will consider the complicated historical legacy of an American legend, a figure whose music, image, and rise-and-fall story continues to shape popular culture.

25th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
"As You Like It"

Kingsmen Park

Fridays through Sundays at 8 p.m., July 1-3, July 8-10, July 15-17

One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, As You Like It delivers a wild romantic comedy that plays with gender roles, politics and nature.

Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment.

Water Quality and Distribution: An Application-Based Approach
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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Using research-based applications and methods in the field of environmental chemistry, this lecture will explain water-related issues and their environmental and economic importance.

Palaces, Tombs, and Mosques: The Magnificent Archictecture of Mughal India
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

HyFlex (Thousand Oaks Campus and Zoom)

The Mughal Dynasty's reputation was derived from the iconic buildings the dynasty erected, the most famous of which is the Taj Mahal. In addition to creating a distinctive aesthetic, they were designed to enhance the political power of the rulers.

Parasitism and Animal Behavior
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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It has been said that a good parasite will not kill its host (until it no longer needs it). We will discuss the effect of parasites on humans, insects, and other animals’ behaviors.

Impossible Dreams, Improbable Deeds — Cortés: Conquistador and the Aztecs
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

HyFlex (Thousand Oaks Campus and Zoom)

Hernán Cortés was daring, ruthless, cunning, and cruel. His mistress, Malinche, proved as essential as the spread of mysterious diseases to final victory. Gambling for the highest stakes, he lived only for a few chances to leave an impact on history.

Isabella Stewart Gardner and Her Museum (Parts 1 and 2)
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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In this two-part lecture, we look at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, which was designed according to her personal and eccentric aesthetic, and the immense collection of works of art including pieces by Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, and many others.

The Spanish Art Nouveau Style of Antoni Gaudi
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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This lecture will explore the exuberant inventiveness of Gaudí’s work in architectural and interior design, in the context of the urban and social forces that shaped Barcelona during the turn of the century.

The Global Carnival of Harry Belafonte (Parts 1 and 2)
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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These lectures will trace the sources for Belafonte's most popular songs, as well as explore his journeys into prison work songs, blues, spirituals, and music forms from other countries as well the United States.

Kingsmen Shakespeare Benefit Performance

Kingsmen Park

Presented by “Puke & Snot,” the longest running two-man comedy act in U.S. renaissance festival history. This is a pay "What You Will" event to attend!

25th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
“Macbeth”

Kingsmen Park

Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m., July 23-24, Fridays through Sundays at 8 p.m., July 29-31, Aug 5-7

Macbeth will bring together sweeping battles, sardonic wit, occult mysteries and sublime poetry in a masterful tale of ruthless ambition — brought to life under the stars for Kingsmen’s 25th anniversary season.

Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-show picnicking and entertainment.

Read2Write and Study Skills
CRLP Summer Camps

Thousand Oaks

Chooses from two California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) summer camp sessions for elementary and middle school students entering grades 5-8.

Art of the Masters Session 1
CRLP Summer Camps

Thousand Oaks

Join us for a California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) summer camp session for students entering grades 5-8.

Art of the Masters Session 2
CRLP Summer Camps

Thousand Oaks

Join us for a California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP) summer camp session for students entering grades 3-5.

Gender and Bible Translation (Parts 1 and 2)
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

HyFlex (Thousand Oaks Campus and Zoom)

These lectures will first examine the basics of Bible translation and will then consider specific passages where the Hebrew and the Greek originals could present a slightly different picture of men and women than many English translations often present.

George and Ira Gershwin On Broadway
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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Their brash and distinctive music reflected the dissonances and restlessness of urban life and the unabashed optimism shared by many immigrants who came to the United States seeking their fortune.

Impossible Dreams, Imporbable Deeds — Pizarro and the Conquest of the Incas
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

HyFlex (Thousand Oaks Campus and Zoom)

After Cortés conquered Mexico, his cousin Francisco Pizarro invaded Peru. He found, exploited, and then extended a native civil war which was to go on for decades. Who was Pizarro? How has his reputation fared over the last 500 years?

Luther in California!

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California

The 14th International Congress for Luther Research will meet Aug. 14-19, 2022, at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. This academic congress has met since 1956, and this time will be hosted in California.

Molecular Biology: Important Historical Discoveries and Tools
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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This lecture will explore some of the discoveries that have driven the field forward.

It Takes Two, Baby! (Parts 1 and 2)
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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In the first lecture, we will discuss the various types of musical duos; exploring how and why they came together. In our second lecture, we will move chronologically from the 70s through the 90s.

Dealers & Collaborators: The Famous and Infamous Art Houses of WWII (Parts 1 and 2)
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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What was the art market like during the years of WWII? In this two-part lecture we examine the lives of those dealers as we peel back the veneer of staged auctions, forced sales and forged provenance.

The Life, Times and Works of the Remarkable Winsor McCay
Fifty and Better FABulous Summer Lecture Series

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We will explore McCay’s varied output of comic art, his animation experiments as well as his life story which includes his tumultuous later career as the foremost political cartoonist working under the thumb of the legendary William Randolph Hearst.

The Great Resignation: Attracting and Retaining Talent
Executive Talent Management Forum

Lundring Events Center

The unprecedented mass exit from the workforce, which began during Covid-19, is being referred to as the Great Resignation, Great Reshuffling, or Great Retirement. This forum will focus on the issues related to attracting and retaining talent in a post-pandemic world.

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