For the Media

Media wanting assistance finding sources can contact Karin Grennan, Media Relations Manager, at kgrennan@callutheran.edu or 805-493-3512.

Recent Press Releases

US News: Cal Lutheran 10th best in West

California Lutheran University is among the top 10 regional universities in the West in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings for the second year in a row.

Cal Lutheran grad students number 1,220

The pandemic and the temporary move to virtual classes have had no impact on overall interest in California Lutheran University’s graduate programs, with enrollment remaining the same as last year at about 1,225 students at the start of the fall term.

Cal Lutheran welcomes 750 new students

California Lutheran University is welcoming about 750 new undergraduate students as fall semester begins in a mostly virtual format in response to COVID-19.

University adds sports management major

In response to student demand and its proximity to a major market in a multibillion-dollar industry, California Lutheran University will offer a bachelor’s degree in sports management starting in fall.

Students, older adults are Zoom Buddies

A new program is connecting California Lutheran University students and other volunteers with older adults for virtual visits while the COVID-19 pandemic limits social opportunities.

KCLU journalist wins 6th national award

KCLU Radio News Director Lance Orozco has received his sixth national award for excellence in journalism.

University summer enrollment jumps 33%

The switch to an all-virtual format for California Lutheran University’s traditional undergraduate summer classes has resulted in record enrollment at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic upended students’ plans.

Virtual Kingsmen camp adds adult classes

When COVID-19 prompted the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company to cancel its 2020 festival on the California Lutheran University campus, the professional troupe moved its 35-year-old summer workshops to the virtual world and expanded the target audience to include preschoolers and adults.

COVID prompts Compassionate AP Credit

In a policy believed to be the first in the nation, California Lutheran University is giving all students who took Advanced Placement classes and registered for exams in spring 2020 the maximum credit, regardless of scores or test completion, to account for COVID-19-related challenges.

8th president of Cal Lutheran selected

Lori E. Varlotta, the president of Hiram College in Ohio, will become the eighth president of California Lutheran University on Sept. 1.

Campaign brings in $1.9M and 100 stories

After California Lutheran University revamped its annual online fundraiser in response to the COVID-19 crisis, it raised more than three times as much money as last year and brought to light more than 100 stories of students, faculty and staff caring for others.

Pivot to virtual Fifty and Better is success

A quick pivot to virtual learning worked so well for the launch of California Lutheran University’s Fifty and Better program that an expanded schedule of online summer classes is planned.

Faculty retiring with emeritus status

Seven California Lutheran University faculty members with a combined total of more than 200 years of service are retiring with emeritus status.

Top Cal Lutheran teaching honor awarded

A faculty member who helps the community deal with trauma while preparing the next generation of therapists has received California Lutheran University’s highest teaching honor.

Undergrad Class of 2020 is largest to date

California Lutheran University’s virtual 2020 Undergraduate Commencement on May 16 will honor a record number of degree recipients.

 

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