Announcements for the week of September 8, 2020











Announcements for the week of September 8, 2020









Pearson Library, Student Union and Oxnard Center open for student study. If students need a quiet space to log into their classes or study, these spaces are open and configured to maintain physical distancing. (Students received an email from the Provost with this information on Sept. 4.)

  • Pearson Library hours:
    • Monday through Thursday - 7:45 am to 10:00 pm
    • Friday - 7:45 am to 5:00 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 
  • Student Union hours:
    • Monday through Friday -  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays -  11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Oxnard Center hours:
    • Monday through Thursday - 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
    • Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Saturday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Closed on Sunday.
  • Students can reserve private study space at all three sites. Students should provide the date and time they want to reserve at least 24 hours in advance by contacting:

Outdoor Study Spaces at Thousand Oaks Campus – Covered outdoor spaces with wireless access, convenience power and lighting are available for all students. These areas are available until 10 pm each day.  The spaces are indicated on the campus map

Access to the Campus: Some faculty members have requested regular access to their office, lab, studio, or a classroom. If you made this request, you have been given card access and you simply need to complete the Health Check questionnaire each morning before coming on campus, either through the MyCLU portal or the MyCLU app (if you have questions about the electronic Daily Health Check, contact the Help Desk at or 805 493-3698).
If you have not requested regular access and you just need to drop by to pick something up, you’ll need to email Leanne Neilson ( to request permission, ideally at least 24 hours in advance (School of Management faculty will need to also email Dean Apfelthaler if you want access to the Hanson House since the space will need to be coordinated). You will receive confirmation from Campus Safety, and you’ll need to complete the Health Check questionnaire the morning you come on campus. Many of the buildings on campus are closed this fall. If your office is in one of the closed buildings, you can still drop by but you should not plan to stay long because there is no air conditioning or heat, and you should not use the restrooms because they are not being cleaned. If your office is closed and you need space to work on campus, please contact Judy Beaulieu ( and she’ll find a work space for you in an open building. A list of the open and closed (“dormant”) buildings on campus can be found at:
August CTL Training Schedule: The Digital Learning Department will be hosting Zoom Training Webinars through Friday, Sept. 11, to prepare faculty for Fall 2020. The training webinars offer faculty opportunities which include learning pedagogical practices and techniques that enhance teaching and learning through the effective use of educational technology tools. Click here to view the schedule and register for classes.

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




  • PLTS First Day of Fall Classes: Tues., Sept. 8.
  • PLTS Installation of Sara Wilson and Sara SchultzWed., Sept. 9, 11am via Zoom and Facebook. Click here for more information.
  • Bach Organ Recital Series featuring University Organist Dr. Adan Alejandro Fernandez playing Bach, Buxtehude and more, Wed., Sept. 9, 12:30pm, livestreamed at
  • Association of Lutheran College Faculties (ALCF) Salon Series: ALCF is hosting a series of virtual roundtable discussions open to all faculty. The next Salon, on the topic of "Learning to Recognize and Step Outside Our Algorithmic World Views," will be on Wed., Sept. 9, at 7:30pm (Central Time). Please register at to reserve your place.
  • Q&A Sessions with Provost Neilson: These sessions are open to faculty and staff who have questions about Cal Lutheran’s academic plans. Feel free to join at any time during these sessions to get your questions answered.
  • The Center for Non-Profit Leadership presents: LinkedIn Tips, Tools and Daily Tasks (Virtual), Thurs., Sept. 10, 10am.  Click here for free registration.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Sept. 10. 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!
  • Fall Faculty Assembly, Mon., Sept. 14, 4-5pm, via Zoom.
  • PLTS Founders' Day (Zoom Webinar): Climate Justice, Racial Justice and Divestment: The Call of the Church with keynote by climate activist Bill McKibben, Wed., Sept. 16, 9am-noon. This event will also recognize PLTS' certification as a Green Justice Seminary, and the launch of the Center for Climate Justice and Faith. Click here for more information and free registration.
  • 2020 EDUCAL Annual Symposium (virtual): Schooltalk - Transforming communications that feed inequality in our schools by Dr. Mica Pollack. Wed., Sept. 16, 10am. Click here to register.
  • The Center for Urban Education Ministries SPEAKS Series presents "Leading While Female" with Dr. Trudy Arriaga (Graduate School of Education), Wed., Sept. 16, 3pm. Click here for more information.
  • Study Abroad Virtual Fair: Please join the Office of Education Abroad for the Fall 2020 Virtual Study Abroad Fair! The fair will showcase opportunities for short-term and semester-long study away programs and faculty—led seminars, as well as virtual programs, opportunities for graduate students, and programs based in the United States. The event will be held on Zoom Webinar over two days, Mon., Sept. 14 and Tues., Sept. 15 with a variety of presentations -- from funding your education abroad to partner programs. Click here for a full schedule and webinar links. Questions can be emailed to . [Note: Pending country circumstances, in-person experiences for Spring 2021 are planned with back-up virtual formats, if needed. Virtual experiences are available for the new winter intersession.]
  • Classroom Presentations: Global Engagement & Education Abroad: As part of the Don’t Cancel Class initiative, the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) offers classroom presentations to highlight global engagement opportunities at Cal Lutheran and study away programs. The presentation will last about 30 minutes (or customizable time block), including time for Q&A. Please email for more information or to schedule a presentation. Note: We also appreciate you encouraging your students to attend a Virtual Study Abroad Information Sessions: Every Tuesday, 11:30am-12:30pm; Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm. More information on both of these events can be found at:




  • The 2020-21 Faculty Lists (Faculty Roster, Faculty by Department, and Department Chairs/Program Directors) can be found on the Academic Affairs website, on the Faculty Governance page. Cilck here to view.
  • Pearson Library contact-free pickup of resources. Pearson Library's print books and DVDs are available to the Cal Lutheran community through the Contact-Free Hold Pickup service. Please place a hold on the item you want in the library’s catalog, and an email will be sent to you to schedule your pickup time. All other services, such as Librarian Assistance and Course Reserves, are available virtually. Please check the Library Alerts & Resources Guide for the most up-to-date information. 
  • Virtual Book Discussion Group: Dr. Andrea Sell is organizing a discussion group for the book Grading for Equity by Joe Feldman. Topics include Equitable Grading Practices, Late work, Group work, Reframing Homework, and Using Rubrics to Empower Students. Discussion groups will start the week of Sept. 14, and run at least 6 or 7 weeks. Books will be funded through the CHESS program. Click here for book and author Information. If interested in joining a group, click here to sign up by Wed., Sept. 9. (Must be signed into MyCLU to access the form.)
  • NACU presents the speaker line-up for their 2020-21 Champions seriesTo mark their 25th anniversary they will feature four leaders that promote the mission of equity and justice in higher education. The first speaker will be Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum on Wed., Sept. 30, 2 - 3 pm ETYou can register here.  Registration is free.
  • CLU Magazine is now online!  Read inspiring stories of how the Cal Lutheran community stepped up in the COVID-19 challenge, a snapshot of new President Lori E. Varlotta, and coverage of the unique perspectives and vital work of the university’s faculty, alumni, students and staff. Click to page through the magazine online.



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