Announcements for the week of October 14, 2019









Announcements for the week of October 14








  • Faculty Meeting, TODAY, Mon., Oct. 14, 4-6pm, Swenson 101, with refreshments in the Pamela M. Jolicoeur Gallery beginning at 3:40pm.The Faculty Meeting agenda can be found on the Faculty Governance Blackboard.





  • CLU Fall Cultural Dance Festival presents Dance Folklorico, Tues., Oct. 15, 2pm, GSFC 209. Admission is free.
  • CoAS Dean's Lecture Series presents Cristina Villalobos speaking on "Minority Serving Institutions," Tues., Oct. 15, 3:45pm, Swenson 101.
  • Artists and Speakers Series presents Concert for Unity: Yuval Ron Ensemble, Tues., Oct. 15, 7pm, Samuelson Chapel. Admission is free.
  • History Lecture Series: Accommodation and Resistance presents Michaela Reaves (History) speaking on "Mr. O, Pocahontas, and the Beaver Wars," Tues., Oct. 15, 7pm, Lundring.
  • 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.
  • CTL presents Perfecting Your Presentation Series Part 3: Create Your Own Graphics, Wed., Oct. 16, 10:30am, online. Click here to register.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch, Wed., Oct. 16, 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.
  • 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
  • Preaching in a World Exposed: Vulnerability Accountability Accessibility, Wed., Oct. 16, 12:15pm, PLTS.
  • The 7th International Film Festival presents 'The Candidate' (Uruguay, 2016), Wed., Oct. 16, 7:30pm, Richter Hall. Admission is free.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Oct. 17, 11:25am Samuelson Chapel. Urael Blackshear will be speaking.
  • Center for Teaching and Learning's Lunch Series, Thurs., Oct. 17, 12:15-1:00pm, Swenson 103.  Dan Tillapaugh (Graduate School of Education) will speak on "Men and Masculinities." Lunch is provided. If you would like to propose a topic or lead a session, please contact Cia DeMartino at
  • CLU Fall Cultural Dance Festival 2019: Swing Dance with Sandi Patterson, Thurs., Oct. 17, 2pm, GSFC. Admission is free. Come dressed to move!
  • Study Abroad Opportunity for your students: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) application is now open! CLS is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to study a critical language from beginning to advanced language levels while living abroad for a summer (approx. 6 weeks). This program is fully funded by the U.S. Dept. of State and is open to U.S. students from all disciplines. Interested students should attend the CLS Info Session, Thurs., Oct. 17, 4:45-5:45pm, in Swenson 101. Link to RSVP:
  • One County, One Book: Cal Lutheran Faculty Panel Discussion of "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean, Thurs., Oct. 17, 7pm, Lundring.
  • 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.  
  • Traditional Undergraduate (TUG) student registration for Spring 20 will begin on Fri., Nov. 8.  On Fri., Oct. 4, emails were sent to students with their registration appointments (based upon credits completed).  The Spring 20 semester schedule is available on WebAdvisor and Student Planning. For questions, contact Academic Services at . The schedule will be as follows:
    • Seniors: Fri., Nov. 8
    • Juniors:  Fri., Nov. 8 – Mon., Nov. 11
    • Sophomores:  Mon., Nov. 11 – Wed., Nov. 13
    • Freshmen: Wed., Nov. 13 – Thurs., Nov. 14
  • 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.
  • Were you a first-generation college student? – A working group on campus is seeking to identify and enlist faculty and staff members who were the first in their families to graduate from college. If you are willing to be visible about your first-generation identity, have your name listed on the Cal Lutheran website or participate in programming for National First-Generation College Celebration Week in early November, click here. For questions, email Dan Tillapaugh at
  • 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
  • Artist in Residence: Delesprie, Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 4, 3-6pm, William Rolland Art Center Gallery. Watch live sculpting demonstrations by world-famous master sculptor Delesprie.




  • Artists and Speakers presents: The Innovative Vision of Poet Dana Gioia: American Poetry and Public Life, Wed., Oct. 23, 4pm, Samuelson Chapel. Dana Gioia is the former Poet Laureate of California and the past chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Cal Lutheran Choir, conducted by Wyant Morton, will perform a musical setting of Gioia's poem "Prayer" composed by Morten Lauridsen. Admission is free. 
  • The Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by the Center for Economics of Social Issues presents: The Underlying Causes of Immigration from Mexico to the U.S., with Alvara De Regil Castilla, Executive Director, Jus Semper Global Alliance, Thurs., Oct. 24, 4:30-6:30pm, Lundring Events Center. Admission is free. Click here to register.
  • The Theatre and Dance Department presents The Wolves, directed by student Hailey Schaffner, Thurs. to Sat., Oct. 24-26, 8pm; Sun., Oct. 27, 2pm, Preus-Brandt Forum. Admission is free.
  • Lucca Drake Aparicio Memorial Exhibit, Sat., Oct. 26 through Sat., Nov. 2, William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art.




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