Arts, Lectures, and Gatherings

All Upcoming Events

Rembrandt to Rubens: The Northern Baroque
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

Join us as we dive into Peter Paul Rubens and Rembrandt van Rijn, along with all of the artists that they inspire and influence who define the Northern Baroque tradition.

The Grand Tour: The History of Universal, Hollywood's First Great Studio, From 1912 to the Present
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

This course will cover the entire history of Universal Studios including its early embrace of television, which turned the studio into a giant television production factory.

Tea and Crumpets: English Design from Henry VIII to Queen Victoria
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

This course will focus on the popular styles and design influences during the reigns of Henry VIII through Queen Victoria, including Tudor, Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency and Victorian styles.

The Why of the Holocaust
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

This course will examine why and how the Nazis were able to influence and enable almost an entire continent to murder, and why many of the Jews in Europe stayed in Europe.

Breaking Barriers - Jewish Women on the Air and Screen: Gertrude Berg and Barbra Streisand
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

This course will focus on two Jewish women whose contributions have significantly shaped the American entertainment industry.

Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival Celebrations

Thousand Oaks campus

The Center for Global Engagement will host activities to celebrate Lunar New Year.

LA's Favorite Weekend Escapes: History, Architecture, Stories (Parts 1 & 2)
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

Even before the invention of the automobile, Angelinos have escaped the city to play in the nearby mountains, the desert and the seashore. Enjoy an armchair vacation while we explore their favorites, then and now.

Women in Country Music: The First Fifty Years
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST

In this course, we will trace the roles of women in country music’s first half century, from its first interpreters in the 1920s to the 1970s.

Intermediate Proposal Writing: Three Module Series

Zoom PST

This hands-on, three module workshop is perfect for expanding your grant writing skills and dives into the art of proposal writing by exploring the planning phases and each component of a winning proposal.

MPPA/ICMA Networking event

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Join us for an evening of networking with Cal Lutheran students, faculty, staff and ICMA (International City/County Management Association) members.

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.

Rock & Roll's Early Years: The Los Angeles Contribution (Parts 1 & 2)
Fifty and Better Winter Session

Zoom PST & Watch Party in Thousand Oaks

We will take a nostalgic romp through musical history as we identify the Los Angeles contribution to the early years of Rock & Roll and beyond.

The Ants and the Grasshopper Film Screening

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2000 Center St., Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94704

The Center for Climate Justice and Faith, and Lutherans Restoring Creation, will screen the documentary film The Ants & the Grasshopper, followed by a Q&A session with the film's director.

“Unholy Alliances: Labor, Sex Work and Garveyism in the Dutch Caribbean”
Margo Groenewoud, PhD

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Margo Groenewoud, PhD, is a Dutch Caribbean lecturer who talks about interactions between the Dutch and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean were mostly centered on business transactions and labor migrations, resulting in various forms of cultural exchange.

Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Panel
Graduate School of Education

Zoom PST

Join the Graduate School of Education for a virtual event on Cal Lutheran’s Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership program, admission requirements, financial aid and course offerings. Attendees will receive an application fee waiver.

Budget Policy Talk: Federal Spending, Debt and the Budget
MPPA Policy Talks Series

Zoom PST

Join Alexander Balkin, an expert in federal policy and operations, for an examination of the Federal budget process, current Federal spending and debt, and a discussion of how public spending reflects public policy and national values.

Artists' Reception for "Sacred Residue"
Exhibition by Brian Paumier and Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Join the artists, Brian Paumier and Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales, at a reception for "Sacred Residue." The exhibition runs through Saturday, March 25.

Nordic Spirit Symposium
"Scandinavian Design: Simple and Beautiful"

Samuelson Chapel

After two years of taking place online, the 2023 symposium will be an in-person event that will feature talks on Scandinavian design, with topics ranging from contemporary architecture to furniture and ceramics.

2023 Mohrenweiser Lecture
CRISPR Revolution in Science, Religion, and Ethics

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2000 Center St, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94704

What Does It Take to Call a Place a Home?
A Conference on Undocumented Immigrants

Lundring Events Center

This conference will present a comprehensive socio-economic profile of undocumented immigrants and their regional and statewide economic impacts in each of the two counties and statewide.

Syrinx Reed Quintet

Samuelson Chapel

The Syrinx Reed Quintet, an ensemble of five teaching artists from across the nation including faculty member Micah Wright, clarinet, brings a new voice to the Southern California chamber music scene.

Trio Mosaic

Samuelson Chapel

Cal Lutheran faculty member Yoshika Masuda, cello, will be joined by MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta, violin, and Concert Artists Guild winner Dominic Cheli, piano, for an eclectic program of musical trios.

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. 

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.

“A Discussion of Undocumented Black Students”
Felecia Russell, EdD

Swenson Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Felecia Russell, EdD, director of undergraduate admission at Cal Lutheran, conducted a qualitative study that explored the experiences of 15 undocumented Black college students. 

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

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. 

 

Andrew Towsey-Grishaw, Viola
Faculty Recital

Samuelson Chapel

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

Franzen Organ Recital Series Eric Choate, MM

Samuelson Chapel

The Franzen Organ Recital Series will feature Eric Choate, MM, professor of choral and organ music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He will perform a repertoire that will include organ works from the Baroque period to modern-day pieces, including his own compositions. 

Unbought Core Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

Unbought presents the dramatic stories of three African American women: Ida B. Wells, journalist and women's suffrage activist; Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman in U.S. Congress and the first to run for president; and Sally Hemings, the slave with whom Thomas Jefferson fathered six children.

Spring Choral Concert
Cal Lutheran Choir and Cielo (treble choir) 

Samuelson Chapel

Enjoy our annual hallmark Spring Choral Concert with Wyant Morton conducting.

"Mystics, Mavericks and Mozart"
Areté Vocal Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

The professional vocal ensemble will showcase the music of medieval feminists along with exciting new compositions by contemporary female composers. Wyant Morton will conduct.

“A Path Forward: Climate Change & Indigenous Land Stewardship”
Nicholas Hummingbird 

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Join guest speaker Nicholas Hummingbird to learn about the critical role of Indigenous peoples in environmental justice, and everyone’s role and responsibility in caring for the Earth.

History Lecture Series: “Hear Me Roar: Powerful, Violent Women of the Renaissance”
Flipping the Script: Unexpected Moments that Time Forgot

Lundring Events Center

“Flipping the Script” is a history lecture series that highlights people, groups or events in world history that are typically ignored or considered irrelevant in mainstream cultural narratives.

For the final lecture of the series, Samuel Claussen, PhD, will discuss several Renaissance women who wielded power as effectively as their male counterparts.

Senior Art Exhibit 2023
Intertwined

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

This year’s graduating senior artists look into relationships that exist in our everyday lives, whether physical or unseen.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 22, 5-6:30 p.m.
Artist walk-through: Friday, April 28, 2 p.m.

 

CLUFest 2059
Exhibition

William Rolland Art Center

Senior Multimedia students invite you to imagine different interpretations of the future.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

CLU String Symphony
Andrew Towsey-Grishaw, conductor

Samuelson Chapel

Join us for works composed by masters of the string orchestra genre including Gerald Finzi, Maurice Ravel, Ralph Vaughan Williams and more.

Opening reception: Intertwined

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Join this year’s graduating senior artists for the opening reception of Intertwined.

The Exhibit runs from Friday, April 21, through Thursday, May 11.

Artist walk-through: Friday, April 28, 2 p.m.

Festival of Scholars
Student Project Showcase

Campuswide

The Festival of Scholars showcases projects by undergraduate and graduate students at Cal Lutheran.

PRiME Annual Event

Lundring Events Center and Zoom

The PRiME Annual Event at Cal Lutheran’s School of Management (SOM) brings together students, faculty, community members and business executives to speak about ESG (environmental, social and governance) and sustainable development goals.

Spring Concert
CLU Wind Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Hart, will perform a varied and eclectic program for woodwind, brass and percussion. The Wind Ensemble and String Symphony will join to close the concert with music for full orchestra.

Jazz Collective Concert
Student Ensemble

Preus-Brandt Forum

Student performers in the jazz ensemble will play standards and modern classics. Uziel Colón will conduct.

New Venture Fair

Lundring Events Center and Soiland Recreation Center

At the New Venture Fair (NVF), a valuable part of Cal Lutheran’s entrepreneurial education experience, student teams share their innovative startup projects in a competitive environment.

Mariachi Concert
Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble will perform classic songs from the mariachi repertoire. 

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.

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.

Community Active Resistance’s Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

Kingsmen Park

Cal Lutheran is proud to partner with Community Active Resistance, a local, Black-led community organizing organization, in celebration of Juneteenth

26th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
"Two Gentlemen of Verona"

Kingsmen Park

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company presents one of our region’s most popular outdoor theatrical events. The Two Gentlemen of Verona, thought to be one of Shakespeare’s earlier comedies, plants many of the seeds that grow to full bloom in later plays

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

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.

26th Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
"King Lear"

Kingsmen Park

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company presents one of our region’s most popular outdoor theatrical events. King Lear, an aging pagan king of ancient Briton, divides his kingdom among his two daughters who express their love for him, and banishes the third, who is less flattering to him.

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

 

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