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Recent Press Releases

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. 30.

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.


Virtual Graduate Commencement slated

On May 15, California Lutheran University will launch the first of two virtual 57th Annual Commencement ceremonies honoring 2020 graduates.

Cal Lutheran senior receives Fulbright

A California Lutheran University senior who studied throughout the former Soviet Union as an undergraduate has received a U.S. Student Fulbright award to return to teach English in Kazakhstan.

Cal Lutheran won't require SAT or ACT

In a major shift, California Lutheran University is adopting a test-optional policy for undergraduate admissions.

CERF: US has entered deep recession

The California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting released its 2020 First Quarter United States Economic Forecast on Tuesday, Apr. 14.

Event Canceled: Encore of Matthew Shepard piece slated

In response to an outpouring of requests, Areté Vocal Ensemble is concluding its 11th season with a special encore performance of “Considering Matthew Shepard” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in California Lutheran University’s Samuelson Chapel.