Campus Opportunities

Great Minds Are Not All The Same - Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm in Samuelson Chapel

This lecture presented by Temple Grandin is a remarkable opportunity to learn about different types of thinking, such as object visualizers who think in pictures; visual spatial mathematical thinkers who think in patterns; and verbal word thinking. Join us to learn about how different types of thinkers can use their skills in a complementary manner to achieve many things. Grandin will share how being a person who thinks in pictures has helped her through her work in different fields.

Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. She has become a leading advocate for autistic communities and has also written books and provided consultation on the humane treatment of animals. In 2010, HBO released an Emmy Award-winning film on Grandin’s life.

This event is part of the Dean’s Lecture Series and the official kick-off for Disability Awareness Month.

No advanced registration is needed for this event. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Jana Weber at janaweber@callutheran.edu or (805) 493-3014.

Details: https://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/5971 

Separating Myths from Realities: Undocumented Immigrants in California - Thursday, February 22 in Lundring Events Center

The most crucial objective of this conference is to separate the prevailing myths about undocumented immigrants in California from the realities of their lives and economic contributions. 

The conference, sponsored by the School of Management, will feature the release of a study on the socioeconomic profile and economic impacts of undocumented immigrants in California. Participants can meet and network during the first 30 minutes while enjoying a catered breakfast. A report summary will be presented, followed by a short Q&A session and a panel discussion.

Tickets are $40, registration required.

Details: https://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/6017 

Lunar New Year Celebration - Friday, February 23 in Kingsmen Park

Various Eastern Asian countries around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, traditionally a 15-day celebration. In 2024, festivities will begin on Feb. 10 and close with the Lantern Festival on Feb. 24. 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.

There will be food, educational activities, music and performances at this free event.

Details: https://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/6018 

Afternoon Organ Recital Series - Friday, February 23 in Samuelson Chapel

University organist Adán Fernández presents the Afternoon Organ Recital Series, 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.

The recital series will continue March 15, April 19 and May 3.

Admission is free and donations will be accepted.

Details: https://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/6019 

Faculty Recital: Micah Wright, clarinet - Friday, February 23 in 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.  

Admission is free and donations will be accepted.

Details: https://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/6020 

Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies - Tuesday, February 27 in Ullman 100/101

This in-person book talk will feature a virtual session with distinguished authors Jillian Ford, PhD, and Nathalia Jaramillo, PhD. Cal Lutheran’s Lorri Santamaría, PhD, will lead the discussion on their edited book Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies, which features women authors of the Black, Afro-Latina and Afro-Indigenous diasporas, underlying the reality that “Black is not a Monolith.”

This free event will provide valuable information and insights that can inform curriculum and pedagogical practices across multiple disciplines. Whether you’re a faculty member, student or a community member interested in educational innovation, this presentation promises to be an enlightening experience.

Details: https://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/6021 

Humanizing Deportation - Tuesday, February 27 in 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.” This community-based project documents the human consequences of contemporary regimes of migration and border control in the United States and Mexico. 

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the center at 805-493-3694 or cej@CalLutheran.edu, or Buen Vecino at 805-283-9828 or info@buen-vecino.org.

Details: https://www.callutheran.edu/calendar/event/6022 

Senior Capstone: 10 Minute Places - March 14-17 at Black Box Studio Theater

Experience the magic of student-driven creativity as our college performers take center stage, crafting a unique and captivating one-act play production. From script to spotlight, every element of this show is fueled by the vibrant energy and passion of our talented students, ensuring an unforgettable journey through the heart of their imaginative storytelling.

This event takes place on Thursday-Saturday, March 14-16 at 8pm and on Sunday, March 17 at 2pm.

This free event is supported by a generous estate gift from the Williams Family Trust, established by the late Richard and Elaine Williams. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, email Theatre-Dance@CalLutheran.edu.

"Starmites" Production - April 11-21 at Preus-Brandt Forum

Join Eleanor on a cosmic escapade in Starmites, a sci-fi musical in which she’s transported from Earth to the enchanting realm of Innerspace. As she teams up with the Starmites to thwart a cosmic threat, the stage comes alive with interstellar wonders, catchy tunes and a dash of humor.

Admission is $10, or free for Cal Lutheran students, faculty and staff, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, email Theatre-Dance@CalLutheran.edu.

This production takes place on Thursdays-Saturdays, April 11-13 & 18-20 at 8pm, and on Sunday, April 21 at 2pm.

This event is supported by a generous estate gift from the Williams Family Trust, established by the late Richard and Elaine Williams.

Spring Dance Concert - May 3-4 at 8pm at Preus-Brandt Forum

Join us for the Spring Dance Concert, where movement becomes art, and every step tells a story. Let the enchantment of dance captivate your senses in a celebration of creativity and expression.

Admission is $5, or free for Cal Lutheran students, faculty and staff, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, email Theatre-Dance@CalLutheran.edu.

This concert takes place on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 at 8pm.

This event is supported by a generous estate gift from the Williams Family Trust, established by the late Richard and Elaine Williams.

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