Arts, Lectures and Gatherings

This Week's Events

Broadway Divas
Fifty and Better Spring Session

Zoom PST

In this course, we will talk about what makes a "Broadway diva." Join us as we watch and dissect some of the performances of Al Jolson, Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Zero Mostel, Patti Lupone and many more.

Lunar New Year Celebration

University Plaza

The Cal Lutheran community is invited to join the Center for Global Engagement in Kingsmen Park on Feb. 23 for a celebration welcoming the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac.

Afternoon Organ Recital Series
Adán Fernández

Samuelson Chapel

Join us for a set of 30-minute organ recitals performed throughout the semester. Each recital features a diverse repertoire, encompassing composers from the Baroque to modern periods.

Faculty Recital: Micah Wright, clarinet
Featuring the Aristeia Trio

Samuelson Chapel

Music Department faculty member Micah Wright, on clarinet, will present a recital of chamber music, featuring the artistry of the Aristeia Trio and its members Bennie Fried, on cello, and Vijay Venkatesh, on piano. 

Exploring Authenticity: Ancient Artifacts, Theft and Forgeries
Fifty and Better Spring Session

Zoom PST

We will look at the importance of ancient artifacts in our modern world as we develop an understanding of the legal and ethical consequences of art theft and forgery.

The Beatles in the Studio (Part 1)
Fifty and Better Spring Session

Lundring Events Center & Zoom PST

We will examine The Beatles’ recording career in the studio, with less of an emphasis on their cultural impact and their personal lives where it does not directly involve the composition or recording of songs from their repertoire.

“Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies”
Jillian Ford, PhD, and Nathalia Jaramillo, PhD

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

This in-person book talk will feature a virtual session with these distinguished authors. Cal Lutheran’s Lorri Santamaría, PhD, will lead the discussion on their edited book Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies.

History of Furniture and Ornamentation (Part 2)
Fifty and Better Spring Session

Zoom PST

This four-week course will cover furniture and ornamental styles, especially as related to architectural and interior symbolism and materials, from the French Empire period through the Midcentury Modern era. This course does not require having taken Part 1.

“Humanizing Deportation/Humanizando La Deportación”
Robert Irwin, PhD

Lundring Events Center

Robert Irwin, PhD, deputy director of the Global Migration Center at UC Davis, will discuss his digital storytelling project titled “Humanizing Deportation/Humanizando La Deportación.”

CERF's 2024 Ventura County Economic Forecast
Center for Economic Research and Forecasting

Scherr Forum Theatre 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Join executive director Matthew Fienup and the CERF team at Ventura County’s premier economic policy and networking conference. This year's featured speaker is David Bahnsen, founder of the Bahnsen Group, a private wealth management company.

The Palace of Versailles: Its History, Art and Architecture
Fifty and Better Spring Session

Lundring Events Center & Zoom PST

We will look at the history and the causes for the Court's move away from Paris, the building of the palace of Versailles, some of the art that fills it as well as its evolution and legacy.

Trauma-Informed Leadership

Oxnard Campus

This workshop will explore the impact of collective trauma on individuals and organizations and strategies leaders can pursue to mitigate their effect and promote organizational health and resiliency.

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

A Republic If You Can Keep It
Fifty and Better Spring Session

Oxnard Center & Zoom PST

This class will look at the United States Constitution and answer questions such as: Was it designed to shape our politics and cope with crises? Can it provide understanding of how we have reached these political times and guide our future successfully?

A Celebration of Black Excellence
Black History Month

Lundring Events Center

In celebration of Black History Month, the 2023-2024 cohort of the Community Scholars for Black Lives Fellowship Program will host a panel discussion with professionals in the financial, business, and healthcare industries.

Strategic Miscalculations and Consequences of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
MPPA Policy Talk Series

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

In the absence of an American grand strategy, the U.S. policy of muddling through a post-Cold War created not only greater turbulence and heightened tensions but also a powerful vacuum for Russia and China in the Middle East.