All Upcoming Events

On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey

Kwan Fong Gallery

In this exhibition, Terry Spehar-Fahey introduces audiences to the world of ranching families in Pahsimeroi Valley, Idaho, a collaboration with photographer Kirstie Lambert who documents contemporary ranching life.

Cole M. James: Call Them In

William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art

Power subjugates. Its ability to do so is rooted in the systems a body encounters, and in the mind connected to said body. We navigate as our theorists described this development of identity and system-impacted communities.

Italian Baroque of Bernini, Caravaggio, and Gentileschi
Fifty and Better Fall Session

HyFlex (Thousand Oaks Campus and Zoom)

Along with other contemporaries, this class will give an overview of the development of the three different artists of that time and their distinctive styles.

Global Climate Change: Principles, Implications and Challenges
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

This course will present the audience with the most accurate scientific information available and an explanation of how these principles come together using examples and predictive computer models.

Legends of Israel's Kings
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

This course will dive deep into rarely-told stories, will enliven them through context, and will examine the depth of ancient folklore and the messages that they convey, even to today.

The Binding of Art and Faith
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

This course will examine the creation of art and its impact on the development of faith, religion and spirituality; and inversely how faith, religion and spirituality influenced art.

A Modern History of Jerusalem
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

This course will begin with World War I and trace the modern history of Jerusalem, attempting to understand the modern political forces that have shaped and continue to shape the city today.

The Other Side of Nashville
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

In this class, Tony Moon will explore the incredible and mostly unknown secret of Nashville: it's wealth and variety of non-Country Music that has had its roots there.

Religious Architecture and Design: From the Roman Catacombs to Modern Times
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

Beginning with the Early Christian and Jewish period during Roman times, we explore the influences of symbolism and pictorial representations of religious images in Europe and the Middle East, ending our journey with sleek contemporary structures.

Display of Ancient American Material Culture

Pearson Library

View a display of clay cultural heritage works that represent Nariño, Quimbaya and Calima cultures.

American Civics 101+ (A Crash Course)
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

This six-part course is a timely discussion that provides a simple but comprehensive path to understanding what every person applying for United States Citizenship today needs to know: how the U.S. Government and Democracy actually works.

Mariachi at Thursday Chapel

Samuelson Chapel

Join us during Thursday Chapel to hear Cal Lutheran’s very own Mariachi Ensemble, led by Rocio Marrón.

History Lecture Series: “Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery”
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.

In the first lecture, UC Davis history professor Andrés Reséndez, PhD, will discuss how, after a Genoese navigator brought the Atlantic World into existence in 1492, a similar “Columbian moment” occurred in the Pacific.

Coded Culture: How University Spanish Textbooks Teach Dominican Culture and Identity
Lecture

Zoom PDT

Sheridan Wigginton, PhD, and McNair Scholar Melissa Romero will discuss how Dominicans, Dominican-Americans and Dominican culture are taught to university students learning Spanish.

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.

Astronomical Light: Unlocking the Secrets to Stars and Galaxies
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

In this two-part lecture we’ll discuss the history of the observations that changed how we view the makeup of the Universe and what we can discover by studying light using different techniques and types of light.

Economic Challenges for Creating a Sustainable Economy (Parts 1 and 2)
Fifty and Better Fall Session

Zoom PDT

In this two-part lecture, we’ll look at a number of economic issues which will enable us to understand the recent past with a particular emphasis what has happened over the last 50 years.

"Roe" — a play about Roe v. Wade
Theatre Arts Student Artist Series

Preus-Brandt Forum

"Roe" by Lisa Loomer follows the history of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision through the eyes of the people involved. 

Latinos in STEM: From Farmworker to NASA Astronaut!
Lecture

Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center

José Hernández, MS, will share the story of his journey from migrant farmworker to NASA astronaut.

"Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America"
One County, One Book

Lundring Events Center

The One County, One Book 2022 selection for Ventura County will present a panel of professors and alumni — Samuel Claussen, PhD; chef Antonio Sessa ’15; and Michaela Reaves, PhD — to talk about the role of food (such as chocolate) in American history and culture.

FPA of Ventura County- Quarterly Education Meeting

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Register for our next Financial Planning Association (FPA) quarterly education meeting featuring two guest speakers.

Music Student Showcase
Cal Lutheran Student Soloists and Ensembles

Samuelson Chapel

Music Department students will celebrate homecoming weekend with an eclectic array of solo and chamber performances.

Student Research Symposium

Lundring Events Center

Cal Lutheran celebrates the scholarly work of top undergraduates at this annual event.

Homecoming Concert: Cal Lutheran Choral Ensembles
Wyant Morton, conductor

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Choir and Cielo (treble choir) open the season with one of their hallmark concerts, featuring an eclectic program of innovative and exciting contemporary choral music.

Founders Day Convocation

Samuelson Chapel

Cal Lutheran will gather to celebrate its mission and values, and what it means to be a future-focused, values-informed university.

Halloween Organ Recital
Adan Fernández, organ

Samuelson Chapel

Join university organist and organ faculty Adan Fernández in a Halloween celebration as he performs music for the season.

Día de los Muertos

Ullman Commons

Join the Cal Lutheran community and the Latin American Student Organization for a Día de los Muertos celebration honoring the lives of deceased loves ones. 

History Lecture Series: "Breaking Baseball’s Color Line: Another Look"
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 second lecture in the series, Chris Kimball, PhD, will discuss the Jackie Robinson story. Although Robinson’s story is well known, less reported is the impact of integration on Black professional baseball. As Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, the “Negro Leagues” experimented with white players. That fascinating story further highlights the remarkable nature of Robinson’s achievement.

"Shakespeare in Love"
Mainstage Production

Black Box Theatre

Shakespeare in Love is a wildly funny and romantic play based on the Academy Award-winning movie of the same name.

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.

An Evening of Chamber Music and More

Samuelson Chapel

Enjoy an evening of chamber music with guest artist Hyeree Yu on viola. The performance features music written from the late 19th century to the 21st century.

International Education Week

Throughout campus

This week is a chance for Cal Lutheran to commemorate the cultures represented on campus and learn about differences that make the community beautiful.

World Fair

Kingsmen Park

Join the Center for Global Engagement and the United Students of the World club in a celebration of cultural diversity at the World Fair.

An Evening of Symphonic Music
Wind Ensemble and String Symphony

Samuelson Chapel

The CLU Wind Ensemble and the University String Symphony will each perform a wide variety of outstanding and diverse music, then join forces to close the performance with works for full symphony orchestra.

World AIDS Day
Quilt Project

Lundring Events Center

World AIDS Day events are free and open to the public. Indoor masking is required and will help us protect the health of featured speakers and attendees.

AIDS Memorial Quilt Viewing, 2-7:30 p.m.

World AIDS Day
Panel Presentation and Candlelight Vigil

Lundring Events Center

World AIDS Day events are free and open to the public. Indoor masking is required and will help us protect the health of featured speakers and attendees.

Panel Presentation and Candlelight Vigil, 5:15-7:30 p.m.

History Lecture Series: “Japan’s Schindler: Sugihara Chiune and the Power of the Visa”
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 third lecture in the series, associate professor of history David Nelson, PhD, will discuss Sugihara Chiune (1900-86), the only Japanese national to be honored by Israel as one of the “Righteous Among the Nations.”

Christmas Concerts
Make We Joy

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Choral Ensembles will join with student instrumentalists to present the annual Christmas Concerts.

Jazz Collective
Uziel Colón, conductor

Preus-Brandt Forum

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

Mariachi Ensemble Concert
Rocio Marrón, conductor

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.

Las Posadas

Kingsmen Park

Las Posadas, a Christmas season tradition dating to 16th-century Mexico, commemorates the journey Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge for Mary to give birth to Jesus.

Areté Vocal Ensemble
Christmas with Areté

Samuelson Chapel

In what promises to be a joyful celebration of the holiday season, the singers of Areté, for their inaugural Christmas concert, will serenade the audience with classics as well as new music from around the world, surrounded by the warm glow of candles.

History Lecture Series: “Making the World Safe for Democracy: World War I?”
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 fourth lecture in the series, Michaela Reaves, PhD, will discuss how ideas about democracy around the world have become accepted as “fact” due to cultural memory in all its guises.

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.

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