Announcements for the week of October 7, 2019









Announcements for the week of October 7








  • Founders Day Convocation, Fri., 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. 





  • Artist in Residence: Delesprie, Mon., Oct. 7 and Wed., Oct. 9, 3-6pm, William Rolland Art Center Gallery. Watch live sculpting demonstrations by world-famous master sculptor Delesprie, Monday and Wednesday afternoons through Dec. 4.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Oct. 9, 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.
  • CTL presents: Avoiding Death by PowerPoint, Wed., Oct. 9, 4-5pm, Library 138 (Active Learning Classroom). Click here to register.
  • 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.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Oct. 10, 11:25am Samuelson Chapel. Rev. Leslie Welton will be speaking.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning's Lunch Series, Thurs., Oct. 10, 12:15-1:00pm, Swenson 103.  Kelly Owens and Roni Hooper (Sponsored Research) will speak on "Grant funding for your research and special projects." Lunch is provided. If you would like to propose a topic or lead a session, please contact Cia DeMartino at
  • 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
  • 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.
  • All faculty and students are invited to the Mathews Leadership Forum: Finding Your Path to Success, Wed., Oct. 23, 5:45-9pm, Lundring Events Center. Event includes networking, dinner, roundtable and panel discussions.  Click here to register. Students are FREE. Faculty receive a $20 discount (bringing the cost to $35) by entering PROMO CODE: EMPMLF.  
  • For faculty that 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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







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