Announcements for the week of June 22, 2020









Announcements for the week of June 22, 2020








Faculty Equity Advocates Training - With over a dozen faculty searches being conducted in academic year 2020-21, Academic Affairs is eager to host the next training for Faculty Equity Advocates. As a refresher, at least one Equity Advocate will serve on each search team, collaborating with (and leading) colleagues to uphold an equity-minded checklist, or a set of action items to improve equitable hiring practices at Cal Lutheran. In preparation, Academic Affairs would like to gauge your interest and availability. If you are interested in attending Equity Advocate training this summer 2020, please contact Diane Rodriguez-Kiino at by Mon., June 22.

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL): Resources
The CTL supports Cal Lutheran's mission of teaching and learning excellence, and provides valuable tools and resources for faculty including Blackboard tutorials, course design, lecture capture, and technology and equipment recommendations. Click here for the CTL home page. 

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL): Professional Development
The CTL's Professional Development page provides recent workshop recordings and related resources to engage our faculty in the pursuit of teaching excellence. Click here for the CTL Professional Development page. 

To view the Coronavirus Information page, click here. This page provides the latest updates, plans and protocols, and other resources.





  • School of Management Forward Together Webinar Series presents: Responses to COVID-19 in Asia- Healthcare and Economy, Mon., June 22, 12-12:45pm, via Zoom. Click here to register.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., June 25. Watch and interact at 11:25am every Thursday at our facebook watch party.  After worship, meet us on zoom from 12:00-12:15pm for online "cookie and lemonade" conversation time!
  • Virtual Shakespeare – The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will present a virtual opening night on Fri., June 26, at 7pm. The virtual event will feature memories and music from past seasons, guest presentations, special awards, Shakespeare Educational Tour bits and a reprise of a past green show parody. Click here to register for a fun-filled hour via Zoom celebrating the works of William Shakespeare.
  • Free Spanish lessons (virtual) – A Spanish for University Professionals class will be offered this summer for faculty, staff and families of current and prospective students. With two sessions for introductory and intermediate levels, the courses are highly interactive and conversation-based for those interested in improving their speaking or listening skills in Spanish.
    Session 2
    Monday-Thursday, July 6-10 and 13-17
    Monday-Wednesday, July 20-22
    SPAN 101: 1:45-3 p.m.
    SPAN 102: 3:15-4:30 p.m.
    Click here to sign up for one or multiple courses. A Zoom link will be sent via email in advance of class. 





  • Financial Planning Workshop: Please send an email to to express your interest in attending a financial planning workshop this summer.  If there is sufficient interest, it would be taught by an external expert with an eye towards first-time investors and folks wanting to think about retirement planning.  Please send your email before June 29, 2020.
  • Virtual Shakespeare Summer Camps -  The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is offering seven virtual summer camps for students from ages 4 to adult beginning in late June, throughout the summer. As in the past, they are offering the camps at half price to all Cal Lutheran staff and faculty families. Click here for more information. Please contact Elizabeth Wold, for registration.
  • International Student Resources - The Cal Lutheran international student community received direct communication from the Office of International Students and Scholars that, if facing financial crisis associated with the COVID-19 crisis, international students should outreach to the OISS at While not eligible for the government’s COVID-19 student relief funds, through the Cal Lutheran CARES DAY initiative, some limited funds have been identified to support the international students who are facing economic hardship. If you are engaging with international students, please remind them to always read the OISS Weekly Update for important details about support initiatives and direct them to contact OISS at with questions. Additionally, remind them that Campus Ministry offers support through the Community Cupboard which is still providing food resources during the summer. 



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