Announcements for the week of April 17, 2017

  • Honors Convocation, Tues., Apr. 25, 11:15am, Samuelson Chapel.  Note: We will be on Convocation Schedule with classes ending at 11:00am and resuming at12:40pm. Dr. Judith (Quentmeyer'69) Irvin, the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient, will give the keynote address, and the President's Award for Teaching Excellence recipient will be announced. Regalia will NOT be worn and faculty will not be processing. Faculty will have reserved seating on the right side of the Chapel. Please arrive early, as reserved seats will be released 5 minutes before the Convocation begins.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Apr. 19, 11am - 1pm, reserved area in theUPSTAIRS Ullman Dining Commons. The discounted price of $8 + tax includes all menu options offered in the Dining Commons.
  • CTL presents: Blackboard: TurnItInWed., Apr. 19, 3-5pm, Swenson 111. RSVP to Natalina Parker at
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Apr. 20, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning's Lunch Series, Thurs., Apr. 20, 12:15pm, Hum 116.  Sig Schwarz (English) will present "A Discussion About Teaching."  If you would like to propose a topic or lead a session, please contact Joan Wines
  • The International Center for Academic Integrity regional conference, "From the Ground Up-Building an Integrity Culture,” FREE for Faculty, Staff and Students  This year the conference is being held at Cal Lutheran Thurs., Apr. 20, 1:00pm - Fri., Apr. 21, 3:30pm, with a Wine Reception/Poster Session hosted by the Community Leaders Association and at the Palm Garden Hotel, Thurs., Apr. 20, 5-7pm. Click here for more information.  Click here to register. For questions, contact Sarah Fischbach at
  • The Creative Arts Division presents Mainstage Play, Hamlet, Disco Dane of Denmark, written and directed by Ken Gardner, Thurs. - Sat., Apr. 20-22 and 27-29,8pm, and Sun., Apr. 30, 2pm, Blackbox Theatre. Admission is $10, free with CLU ID.
  • CLUFest 2017Fri., Apr. 21 - Sun., May 14, Kwan Fong Gallery. Opening reception,Sat., Apr. 22, 7-9pm. For information, contact Tim Hengst at
  • Faculty Friday, Apr. 21, 4-6pm, at the home of Dru Pagliassotti and Ryan Medders, 3726 Campus Drive. From CLU take Campus Drive across Olsen Rd, then drive past the Daycare Center, KCLU, Facilities, and the Rams Training Center. 3726 Campus Drive is the first residential home on the right hand side.
  • String Symphony Concert, conducted by Yoshika Masuda, Fri., Apr. 21, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel. Donations accepted. For information, contact the Music Dept. at x3306.
  • Shenanigans: Senior Art Show 2017Sat., Apr. 22 - Sat., May 13, William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art. Opening reception, Sat., Apr. 22, 5pm. Artists talks: Fri., Apr. 28, 2pm.
  • 46th Annual Honors Banquet – Fri., Apr, 28, 5:30pm, Westlake Hyatt, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Please RSVP to Randy Toland 
  • Artist and Speakers Committee - the deadline to apply for funding for the 2017-18 school year is May 1, 2017. The purpose of the funding is to help enhance the intellectual and artistic quality of life at the University by inviting distinguished artists and speakers. The committee welcomes applications from faculty, staff, and students. The application can be found on the Academic Affairs website or click here. For information, contact Michael Hart at
  • Drivers needed for GEOL 111 (Physical Geology) Owens Valley 3-day/2-night camping field trip, Fri., Apr. 21- Sun., Apr. 23.  We will drive 8-passenger rental SUV’s to the Owens Valley/Eastern Sierra. Overnight camping in Lone Pine and near Mono Lake. Besides geology stops we will also make a stop at the Manzanar National Historic Site. To volunteer, please contact Bill Bilodeau at
  • Don’t Cancel That Class – The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to offer Don’t Cancel That Class to faculty members who may be away for conference travel, meetings, etc.  You may request a Student Affairs staff member to present on a particular topic (e.g., job interview skills, dealing with test anxiety, program planning, etc.) or welcome them to present on the topic of their choice.  To make arrangements for an upcoming class, please contact Coordinator for Residence Life and Student Conduct, Caitlin Hodges at
  • The Writing Center is hosting a summer multiliteracy & writing camp for young writers (9-11 olds) to create, write, and perform. CLU staff and faculty members receive $50 off the regular camp fee ($299). Click here for more details and application information.
    Contact Scott Chiu ( x3785 for any questions.





  • The 2017 Festival of Scholars, Apr. 24-28. Click here for the Festival of Scholars website. For information, email or contact Ashley Fessenden x3795.
  • Sabbatical Presentations, Mon., Apr. 24, 3-4:30pm, Swenson 101. All faculty are invited to hear brief Sabbatical project presentations from faculty who have recently been on Sabbatical. Schannae Lucas (Criminal Justice), Veronica Guerrero (School of Management), Nathan Carlson (Mathematics), Michael Brint (Political Science), Robert Meadows (Criminal Justice), Paul Williams (School of Management), Maureen Lorimer (Graduate School of Education), Susan Murphy (School of Management), Mark Spraggins (Music), Carol Coman (School of Management), Jodie Kocur (Psychology) and Karen Renick (French) will be presenting.
  • All faculty are invited to the Provost's Reception for Faculty Authors and Grant Recipients, Tues., Apr. 25, 5pm, Rolland Art Gallery. For informationcontact Kelly Owens at
  • Wind Ensemble Festival of Scholars Concert, Tues., Apr. 25, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel. Donations accepted.
  • CTL presents Strategies for Improving Your PowerPoints, Wed., Apr. 26, 12-1pm, SBET 127. Click here to register. For information contact Kaitlin Hodgdon
  • CTL presents: Blackboard: Copy and Move Course Content. Wed., Apr. 26, 3-5pm, Swenson 111. RSVP to Natalina Parker at
  • International Film Festival presents Amelie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain, France, 2001), Wed., Apr. 26, 7pm, Muvico Thousand Oaks 14, 166 W. Hillcrest Dr. Admission is free. For information, contact Karen Renick at
  • New Venture Competition 2017, Thurs., Apr. 27, 4-8pm, Lundring Events Center, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship. Admission is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.
  • Full-time faculty annual contracts were mailed on Apr. 13 and are due to Academic Affairs (MC 1400) by Apr. 30.
  • Commencement information:
    • Graduate Commencement - Fri., May 12, 10am, William Rolland Stadium.
    • Undergraduate Commencement - Sat., May 13, 10am, William Rolland Stadium.
    • Faculty lineup (in regalia) will be 30 minutes before each ceremony in the Soiland Recreation Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. Coffee, bagels, muffins and fruit will be served.
  • Save the Date - Campus Community Day - Wed., May 17.