Announcements for the week of September 30, 2019









Announcements for the week of September 30








  • The university will hold fire drills on Wednesday and Thursday, October 2nd and 3rd.  It is important for all classes to participate in the fire drills. Please avoid scheduling any exams during those days as your class may be interrupted.
  • Founders Day ConvocationFri., Oct. 11, 10:30-11:30am, Samuelson Chapel. Faculty will wear their regalia and meet at the Luther Statue at 10:15am in order to process. If you rented regalia from the bookstore for Opening Convocation, you can check out this regalia again at no additional cost. If you are teaching during this time, you are welcome to bring your class. The program includes installation of the Board of Regents, guest speaker Rev. Peg Schultz-Akerson '74 and presentation of the Christus Award to Linda Baumhefner and Rod Gilbert H’16. Please RSVP to so that we can reserve enough pews for faculty in the Chapel. 





  • NCFDD Faculty Success Program. We have funding available to support a few faculty members who would like to participate in the Spring NCFDD Faculty Success Program (“Bootcamp”). Click here for more information on the program. If interested, please contact Grady Hanrahan and include a brief statement of why you would like to participate and how this will benefit you professionally by TODAY, Mon., Sept. 30.
  • Campus Diversity Initiative presents Lunchbox Diversity - Demographic Change and the Future of Higher Education, Tues., Oct. 1, 11:30am-1pm, Kingsmen Room (SU114).  Lunch provided with RSVP.  Click here to RSVP or email Juanita Hall at
  • All faculty are invited to attend an Advising and Mentoring session led by Angela Naginey (Academic Services) to learn more about traditional undergraduate advising requirements, CORE 21, and more, on Tues., Oct. 1, 12:25-1:15pm in Library 130 (lab). This session is designed to provide the basics for new faculty, but all faculty are welcome to attend.
  • For faculty who advise in the Traditional Undergraduate Program, Academic Services has created a Core-21 list specifically for the courses offered in the Spring 2020 semester. Click here to view it on the Academic Planning website.
  • Fall Cultural Dance Festival - East Indian Dance with Bharat Natyam, Tues., Oct. 1, 2pm, GSFC 209. Admission is free.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Oct. 2, 11am - 1pm, reserved area in the UPSTAIRS Ullman Dining Commons. The discounted price of $8 + tax includes all menu options offered in the Dining Commons.
  • Artist in Residence: Delesprie, starting Wed., Oct. 2, 3-6pm, in the William Rolland Art Center Gallery watch live sculpting demonstrations by world-famous master sculptor Delesprie. Ongoing Monday and Wednesday afternoons through Dec. 4.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Oct. 3, 11:25am Samuelson Chapel. Allix Wee (English) will be speaking.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning's Lunch Series, Thurs., Oct. 3, 12:15-1:00pm, Swenson 103.  Hugh Molotsi will speak on "Diversity and Innovation." Lunch is provided. If you would like to propose a topic or lead a session, please contact Cia DeMartino at
  • The MPPA Speakers Series presents "What is Philanthropy?" movie screening and Q&A, Thurs., Oct. 3, 4pm, Ullman 100/101. Admission is free. Click here to RSVP.
  • Reel Justice Film Series presents Exiled, Thurs., Oct. 3, 7pm, Lundring Events Center. Admission is free.
  • The Autism and Communication Center presents the 4th Spectrum of Opportunity Conference, Sat., Oct. 4, 9:30am-3:30pm, Gilbert Arena.
  • Are you interested in serving on a faculty search committee as an equity advocate? Training for new equity advocates will take place on Wed., Oct. 23, 3:30-4:30pm and Wed., Dec. 4, 3:30-4:30pm. (Note: the first date has changed from what was announced at the September faculty meeting.) Click here to sign up.
  • Academic Difficulty Notices (ADNs) for Traditional Undergraduates:The official reporting period for ADNs has begun. Please submit unsatisfactory grades for your students who are earning a C- or below through WebAdvisor by Fri., Oct. 11. This will provide an early start in identifying the students who might be struggling. Only one midterm grade submission per student in a particular class is requested for the semester. Academic Services will reach out to these students and offer support until the last day to withdraw with a "W" (Nov. 8). If you have any questions, contact Erashel Vaiz at or x3258. Click here for detailed instructions on how to submit an ADN report.
  • Nominations and expressions of interest are invited for the position of Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship (OURCS). This position carries a three-year term and will commence in Spring 2020. Please click here for more information about the OURCS. Specific details about the position can be provided upon request. Please contact Grady Hanrahan by Oct. 15 for nominations/expressions of interest.
  • Highlight your great work to the Cal Lutheran Community! Faculty are encouraged to submit information about their awards, appointments, publications, presentations, exhibitions, etc., for inclusion in the "Applause" section of The Weekly, the email newsletter for Cal Lutheran faculty and staff. Email information to Sharon Nelson at with a copy to Kevin Matthews at Deadline is 5pm the Friday before publication.
  • Community Leaders Association (CLA) Grant Proposals for Spring '20 awards due Fri., Nov. 1. The CLA has funds available to support faculty in engaging within the community. Appropriate proposals include cultural events, seminars, outreach efforts, and community-based research. Click here to view a rubric that clarifies selection criteria for this competitive application. Funding is generally provided up to $2,500; to be expended by the following fiscal year end. The proposal request form can be found on the Academic Affairs Grant Funding website under Community Leaders Association Grants. For questions contact Tim Weaver, Chair of CLA’s Faculty Grant Selection Committee, at




  • CTL presents: Avoiding Death by PowerPoint, Wed., Oct. 9, 4-5pm, Library 138 (Active Learning Classroom).
  • Entrepreneur Speaker Series presents "Active Duty: The Inspiring Entrepreneurial Journey of a Military Spouse," Wed., Oct. 9, 7pm, Lundring Events Center. Admission is free. Click here to register.
  • Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 11-13. Click here to see all of the events.
  • Founders Day Concert, "Cal Lutheran Music Student Showcase," Fri., Oct. 11, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel. Donations accepted.
  • OURCS presents the 16th Annual Student Research Symposium, Sat., Oct. 12, 1pm, Lundring Events Center and Soiland Recreation Center.
  • Faculty Friday on Saturday: Homecoming Festival, Sat., Oct. 12, 3-7pm, Kingsmen Park. The ultimate Cal Lu get together! The Homecoming Festival offers fun for all ages. Reconnect with former students, families, and friends in Kingsmen Park - the beer garden is a popular place for faculty and alumni to mingle! Faculty receive 2 free tickets by using the discount code FACULTY2019. This will discount the cost of two tickets from your order when you check out. Click here to order tickets.
  • Homecoming Concert featuring the Cal Lutheran Choral Ensembles, Sun., Oct. 13, 2pm, Samuelson Chapel. Wyant Morton, conductor. Donations accepted.
  • Call for Travel Seminar Proposals: If you are a faculty member interested in leading a Cal Lutheran Travel Seminar in the Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 academic year, please contact the Center for Global Engagement to make an appointment with the Associate Provost, Dr. Christina Sanchez, or Interim Director of the Office of Education Abroad, Mr. Brett Chin. Send your request to and the Assistant for Global Engagement, Nighat Shah, will identify an available meeting. All meetings should be completed by Fri., Oct. 11, 2019. Please bring a draft of your course syllabus and initial travel plans (e.g., country, itinerary, etc.). We can also brainstorm options, if helpful. General information about the Undergraduate Faculty-led program process is available online. The deadline for submitting your proposal on Course Leaf is Fri., Nov. 1, 2019. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Center for Global Engagement at x3750 or
  • Interfaith Lunch for Faculty and Staff, Wed., Oct. 16, 12-1pm, Kingsmen Room - Please join in for time for faculty and staff to come together over lunch to learn about each other and mutually create a community of inclusion and welcome. This year, the topics of the lunches will center around chapters selected from Barbara Brown Taylor’s Holy Envy. You will find information on ways to acquire the text when you click on the registration link below. Seating is limited to 25 participants. Register at this link: Interfaith Lunch for Faculty & Staff Registration




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