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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.

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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.

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An alumni connection

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, a Cal Lutheran connection brought about a campaign to deliver handmade personal protective equipment to nurses at Los Robles Hospital.

The power of caring

Community Counseling Services adapted quickly to coronavirus crisis with telehealth technologies to ensure their clients continued to receive care.

The new college try

Growing numbers of people from the workforce are returning to attend post-traditional programs, earning bachelor’s degrees at 29 and 69.

Crisis communicator

Arcenio Lopez ’19, an accounting graduate and community organizer, founded an Oxnard-based corps of professional indigenous-language interpreters.

Leave a penny

Chia-Li Chien ("Jolly Jan," she’ll tell you to say) has convinced her husband to keep working, but couldn’t get her mother-in-law to delay Social Security. She has ideas to help the rest of us outlive the money.

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