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Recent Press Releases

Land-intention events slated at Cal Lutheran

Indigenous traditional cultural educators will lead Community Land-Intention Ceremonies Thursday and Friday on California Lutheran University’s Thousand Oaks campus.

Alumna named Cal Lutheran athletic director

Alumna Holly Roepke has been named director of athletics at California Lutheran University.

Psychedelic art focus of Cal Lutheran exhibit

California Lutheran University's largest-ever exhibit features two centuries of international psychedelic art ranging from famous album covers to religious paintings. 

Center marks 30 years of helping nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at California Lutheran University is celebrating 30 years of fulfilling its mission to help the region’s charities "do better at doing good."

Swenson Science Center dedication slated

The dedication ceremony for California Lutheran University’s $34 million Swenson Science Center will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22.

Students tackle public agency challenges

California Lutheran University students are helping government agencies tackle rising sea levels, public safety reform and economic recovery through a new requirement in the Master of Public Policy and Administration program.

Culture under close examination

Undergraduate student merges her passion for art and chemistry by researching the Ellsworth La Boyteaux Collection of New Guinea Artifacts to better understand the ceremonial practices of their makers.

Cal Lutheran expands UC price-matching

California Lutheran University is expanding its Public Price Promise program to match the costs of all University of California undergraduate campuses.

US News ranks Cal Lutheran 8th in West

Propelled by an increasing graduation rate, California Lutheran University has risen to its highest spot ever in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings — eighth among the 130 ranked regional universities throughout 15 Western states.

Cal Lutheran takes leading role in teachers’ on-the-job training

Teacher candidates join forces with veteran teachers at local partner schools to gain the experience and professional development needed to excel in education.

Most classes in person at Cal Lutheran

With most students and employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the fall semester at California Lutheran University marks a return to almost all in-person classes.

Cal Lutheran receives $1.4M federal grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded California Lutheran University a five-year $1.39 million grant to help lower the high school dropout rate in South Oxnard and increase the number of students who enter and graduate from college.

Success story

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

Cal Lutheran starts Spanish media minor

During the fall semester, California Lutheran University will launch a Spanish media minor — the only one at a private college in Southern California — to help fill the need for bilingual journalists who understand Latino culture.

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.

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.