News & Features Archives


Making the most of it

Cal Lutheran professors who took sabbaticals during the pandemic might have had to shift projects or plans, but they emerged energized and more enlightened.

Success story

Six years after it was launched, Cal Lutheran's Hub 101 is thriving.

A positive impact

Of all her many accomplishments during her 24 years at Cal Lutheran, Juanita Hall is proudest of making a difference in people’s lives.

Silver linings

Adjustments made necessary by the pandemic brought new understanding about how Cal Lutheran can better serve students and increase its outreach in the future.

Alumnus fights the good fight

Kiyoshi Taylor '20 is proud to keep up his family’s long history of social activism.

A life of service

Coursework I took as part of Cal Lutheran's MPPA program helped me realize it was time to pursue my dream of becoming a diplomat.

Team players

Cal Lutheran coaches and staff work together to stay safe and enjoy a successful season.

Football coach knows the importance of traditions and values

With 13 years' experience as an assistant coach for the Kingsmen, Anthony Lugo is taking over as interim head coach.

Class of 2021 enjoys an unconventional commencement

Drive-in ceremony allows graduates to celebrate safely with friends and family.

Celebrating - a year later

2020 graduates return to celebrate with special in-person commencement.

Cal Lutheran selects chief diversity officer

Cristallea K. Buchanan, the head of inclusion and diversity for American Honda Motor Co., will be the inaugural vice president for talent, culture and diversity for California Lutheran University.

Major Impact

New public health minor helps students promote well-being in diverse communities.

Int'l scholar awarded endowed position

California Lutheran University has named longtime faculty member Gregory K. Freeland to the endowed Uyeno-Tseng Professorship in Global Studies. 

Executives to discuss social responsibility

Company executives will discuss employee-driven corporate social responsibility at the final event in California Lutheran University’s 2020-2021 Corporate Leaders Breakfast Series.

State approves bilingual teaching program

As the result of a rare interdisciplinary collaboration between undergraduate and graduate programs, California Lutheran University has become one of the first institutions in California where undergraduate students can begin earning their bilingual teaching authorization through coursework.

2020 grads return to celebrate in person

One year after the pandemic forced California Lutheran University to hold commencement virtually, more than 300 members of the Class of 2020 will return to celebrate their achievements at an in-person ceremony just for them.

Top Cal Lutheran teaching honor awarded

A faculty member who has prompted many students to engage in advanced studies of Spanish and Latin American culture has received California Lutheran University’s highest teaching honor.

Graduate, Professionals ceremony May 15

California Lutheran University will hold its 2021 Graduate and Professionals Commencement in person at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura.

Nearly 700 receiving bachelor's degrees

California Lutheran University will hold its 2021 Traditional Undergraduate Commencement in person at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura. 

Faculty retiring with emeritus status

Seven California Lutheran University faculty members with a combined total of more than 160 years of service are retiring with emeritus status. 

Cal Lutheran football coach stepping down

After 14 years at the helm of Kingsmen football, California Lutheran University alumnus Ben McEnroe is stepping down on May 15 to return to coaching younger student-athletes.

Searching for humanity in a digital ecosystem

A pilot course in the School of Management follows the path that shoppers and clients take online.

Cal Lutheran startup fair goes global

California Lutheran University’s New Venture Fair, in which students are competing for $15,000 in prizes, is open to global viewing and voting for eight days before an Awards Presentation on April 29.

Festival reflects year's historic events

The projects presented next week at California Lutheran University’s 15th Annual Festival of Scholars will reflect the historic events of the past year — from research conducted and films shot in students’ homes during pandemic stay-at-home orders to studies of the impact of distance learning and the optimal amount of lying during a political campaign.

Art shows seniors' pandemic escapes

The pandemic prompted California Lutheran University’s graduating art majors to delve deeper into their creative sides, and the results will be on display in a virtual exhibit opening April 12.

Center partners with Reagan Foundation

The Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at California Lutheran University has entered into an educational partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

Local experts to address telehealth future

Doctors and executives with Los Robles Health System and UCLA Health will discuss the future of telehealth at California Lutheran University’s next Corporate Leaders Breakfast on Thursday, April 8.

Accept the Challenge

Alumnus Wes McCurtis’14 learned to embrace life’s lessons — including failures, because you never know where they might take you.

A Lens on Equity

In the recently published “Leading While Female,” author Trudy T. Arriaga, associate dean of equity and outreach and Distinguished Educator in Residence in Cal Lutheran’s Graduate School of Education, and co-authors Stacie L. Stanley and Delores B. Lindsey aim to help both female and male educational leaders close the gender equity gap in schools.

Unexpected honor

For her years of painstaking work and her contribution to science, alumna Kathleen Ritterbush ’06 has ancient ammonite named after her.