Announcements for the week of September 19, 2022











Announcements for the week of September 19, 2022








  • Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Click here for the full calendar of events.




  • Junior Faculty Conversations with Provost Neilson. The Junior Faculty Senator, LaVerne Seales, is hosting monthly meetings with Provost Neilson and the Junior Faculty (full-time faculty in their first six years), to facilitate open dialogue and conversation. Please save the dates/times below. If you have any questions, contact LaVerne Seales at .
    • Mon., Sept. 19 – 1-1:45pm, Ullman Commons 100/101.
    • Tues., Oct. 18 – 12:30-1:15pm, Ullman Commons 100/101.
    • Mon., Nov. 14 – 11:45am-12:30pm, Swenson 101.
    • Fri, Dec. 9 – 2:15-3:00pm, Ullman Commons 100/101
  • Provost Forum: Provost Neilson will review the proposed faculty handbook changes with faculty at the Provost Forum on the date below. Faculty can attend in-person or via Zoom, and forums will be recorded for those who teach at this time. Each Forum addresses different information. For a recording of previous Provost Forums click on these links: Forum #1, Forum #2, Forum #3
  • International Day of Peace: End racism. Build Peace. The Center for Global Engagement’s celebration invites you to join the efforts of the United Nations family as we focus on recovering better for a more equitable and peaceful world. Express yourself on Wednesday while engaging in peace building activities (e.g., peace flags, origami art, etc.). On Thursday the campus community will gather for a time of reflection and prayers for peace. The service will be immediately followed by a minute of silence and a rededication ceremony in front of the Cal Lutheran Peace Pole (rose garden by the Chapel). Contact with questions.
    • Expressions of Peace: Wed., Sept. 21, 2-4pm, Kingsmen Park.
    • Chapel & Peace Pole Rededication, Thurs., Sept. 22, 11:25am-12:15pm, Chapel & Rose Garden.
  • Staff and Faculty Lunch Wed., Sept. 21, 11am - 1pm, in the reserved area in the Ullman Dining Commons. The discounted price of $8 + tax includes all menu options offered in the Dining Commons.
  • The Executive Talent Management Forum presents: The Great Resignation: Attracting and Retaining Talent, Thurs., Sept. 22, 8am, Lundring Events Center. Complimentary admission for Cal Lutheran faculty and staff, but registration is required. Click here to register.
  • University Chapel, Thurs., Sept. 22, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Lecture Series presents "Black Women, Serial Murder, and Reckoning with Home," featuring black feminist scholar Terrion L. Williamson, PhD, JD, Thurs., Sept. 22, 6pm, Lundring Events Center. Admission is free.
  • Ritmo Latinx: Dance Lessons with Casa Cha Cha Cha, Fri., Sept. 23, 12:30-1:30pm, Kingsmen Park.
  • Faculty Recital featuring Eric Kinsley, piano, Sat., Sept. 24, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel. Admission is free, donations will be accepted.
  • Thousand Oaks Campus Fire Drills: Fire drills are scheduled between 8am-5pm on Tues., Oct. 4 and Wed., Oct. 5. We will avoid the science buildings on Tuesday since we know that many of our labs are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will not announce the exact time for each building. You should avoid exams on these days so they are not interrupted. Do not cancel classes these days! We need to practice getting students out of the classroom in the event of a fire.
  • Homecoming Weekend, October 21-23. Faculty can obtain 2 free tickets to the Homecoming Festival on Sat., Oct. 22, 4pm, at this link. Check out all the events here.
    • Faculty are also encouraged to participate in Loop da Lu 5K on Sat., Oct. 22 at 9am, and can register for free at this link.
    • 20th Annual Student Research Symposium, Sat., Oct. 22. Oral presentations will be in Lundring from 1-2:30pm and poster presentations will be displayed in the Soiland Arena from 2:30-4pm. Please come and learn about the important work our students are leading.
  • Save the Date: Faculty Friday, Oct. 21, 4-6pm, at the home of Brian Collins, 2317 Otono Circle, Thousand Oaks.
  • On the Range: Works by Terry Spehar-Fahey (Art-retired), Kwan Fong Gallery, through Oct.13.
  • Cole M. James: Call Them In, William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, through Oct. 22.
  • Display of Ancient American Material Culture, Pearson Library, through Oct. 20.





  • Academic Difficulty Notices for Traditional Undergraduates: The official reporting period for the Fall 2022 Academic Difficulty Notices (ADNs) begins this week. Please submit any unsatisfactory grades for your students who are earning a C- or below through WebAdvisor or Self-Service by Fri., Oct. 21. Only one midterm grade submission per student in a particular class is requested for the semester. Academic Services will reach out to these students through Nov. 2 to offer support. Keep in mind that the last day to withdraw with a "W" is Fri., Nov. 4. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Erashel Vaiz via email or phone x3258. Additional details including instructions to submit an ADN can be found on
  • Free Virtual Wellness Series! The CTL via the New American Colleges & Universities Consortium (NACU) is sharing a new four-part series with an experienced health and wellness coach, Charles Inniss, DPT, NBC-HWC. This opportunity is for all administrators, faculty, and staff at Cal Lutheran that will cover thriving, stress reduction, mindfulness, and optimistic leadership.Wellness Wednesdays Series Information All sessions are virtual on Wednesdays (Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, and Jan 25) from 11 am - noon). REGISTER for one or more sessions.This is NOT an open call to the public. Cal Lu administrators, faculty, and staff are able to participate as members of the NACU. Please send questions to Lorri Santamaría:
  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)  Guest Webinar: Creating a Culture of Support for All Faculty with Adrianna Kezar, PhD; Professor, University of Southern California; Sept. 20, 1-2pm.; Register through the NCFDD membership portal using your Cal Lutheran email credentials today. Please send questions to Lorri Santamaría:
  • Faculty-Led Away Programs: Spring/Summer 2023: Encourage your students to apply for the Spring 2023 faculty-led programs listed below. Application deadline is Nov. 1. Details are on the CGE Office of Education Abroad website. First year students are eligible to apply for the UG programs. Contact with questions. 
    • Clinical & Social Psychology in South Africa (UG);
    • Film Production in Italy (UG);
    • Ancient Greek Philosophy in Greece (UG);
    • Intersection of Culture and Politics in Ecuador (UG or Grad);
    • International and Comparative Education in Germany (Grad).
  • Fall 2023 Cal Lu – Oxford Program Student Application Open: Due Nov. 1: Please inform your students that the applications are open for the Cal Lu-Oxford Program. Traditionally 8 – 10 students are selected from various majors (e.g., biology, music, philosophy, et.) to attend tutorials at the University of Oxford. Students spend 4 weeks in a 1:1 (up to 1:3) faculty-to-student class from mid-August to late-September. Following the tutorials, the students participate in the CIEE London Study Center Block II program for additional classes and/or an internship experience between late September to late November. Student preparation sessions begin in spring/summer 2023. Contact with questions. 
  • The Artists and Speakers Committee has been reformed to provide funding for campus events. The members of the Artist and Speakers Committee will give full consideration to all proposals. They will evaluate the strengths of the proposals in order to strategically select an annual program of speakers, performances, and artists/scholars-in-residence that best fulfill the purpose of the committee. If you would like to submit a proposal for funding an event or to find further information, click here. You may send other inquiries to the Chair of A & S, David Nelson, . Events sponsored by Artists & Speakers should:
    • Supplement/complement (NOT replicate) existing curriculum or scholarly/artistic offerings of the CLU community
    • Offer programming that is open to the campus community
    • Ideally offer programming that is open to the larger community
    • Support University, College, or specific Program mission and purpose, and/or enhance cultural offerings with diverse perspectives and voices.




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