Tag Archives: Spring 2012


Underclassmen Rising

Fall term saw 211 varsity athletes take the field for CLU, with several Kingsmen and Regals teams dominating the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). CLU football took the SCIAC championship for the third year in a row after an undefeated season, winning a berth … Read More

Bacteria to the Future—Junior Kirsten Larsen explores the potential for generating power from wastewater.

Electric Blackberries

CLU students are doing their part to find alternative energy in unusual places. Junior bioengineering major Jackie Whitehead is examining the photovoltaic properties of organic dyes from berries—blackberry and acai berry to be specific—in an effort to improve efficiency in dye-sensitized solar cells. Junior biology … Read More

Hiking in Sycamore Canyon

Taking on Sycamore Canyon

Slicing through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Sycamore Canyon Trail winds nine miles from Thousand Oaks to the blue Pacific and is a favorite place for CLU students to mountain bike or hike or generally relax. Passing oak forests, natural springs, even a … Read More

It’s anything but child’s play when students in Professor Kocur’s Child and Adolescent Development class explore how children’s minds function and develop.

Nature / Nurture

Whether studying the depths of the developing mind or the depths of the Earth’s wide oceans,California Lutheran University students seek to ask and answer deep questions every day. Environmental science and biology majors explore the deep blue sea in Andrea Huvard’s Marine Biology class, as … Read More

All things fun and funky abound on the Santa Monica Pier.

Playtime on the Pier

When the rest of So Cal swelters, Santa Monica plays it cool, and there’s no better place to chill than the city’s world famous Pier as the CLU photography class found out on a recent Saturday afternoon.This waterfront wonder is where Angelenos and out-of-towners mix—a … Read More

The Ventura River never looked as good as it did after several hundred new CLU students helped spruce it up during the “You Got Served” service event.

A Tale of Two Centers

Offering everything from lecture series with world class guests to volunteer opportunities, funding for student research, and unique internships, CLU’s various academic centers broaden the student experience on campus and in the community.The Center for Equality and Justice promotes student awareness of social justice issues … Read More


Rock On!

CLU’s 163 full-time and 210 part-time faculty members stay at the cutting edge of ideas, so when they get in front of their classes, sound learning is the inevitable result. Take biology professor David Marcey whose work into developmental genetics has been recognized by the … Read More


World of Words

Taking advantage of the University’s prime So Cal location, over 200 CLU students threw themselves into internships this past year, gaining career experience in industries as varied as finance, law, media, and science. Several English majors in particular took on some fascinating opportuni- ties—demonstrating the … Read More

Three CLU students they take in Marie Antoinette’s gardens at Versailles.

Ten Americans in Paris

Ten CLU students studied in Paris this fall and spent a semester at the American Business School as part of the CLU Program in France. Taking business courses and living with host families, they gained perspective into international business, improved their language skills, and experienced … Read More

Living the Suite Life

Living the Suite Life

Four guys, four bedrooms, one bathroom—the situation has the makings of a sitcom, or an amusing residential experience. Perhaps that’s why out of CLU’s 15 residence halls,Trinity Hall—home of suite-style living—is among the most popular.InTrinity’s four and six person suites,students each have a private bedroom … Read More

Rhyming and Timing

Rhyming and Timing

Standing up and being heard is something CLU students take seriously—in student government and clubs—but nowhere does this spirit of wild expression break loose more than at a Poetry Slam event. More than just a club, Poetry Slam is an open mic experience where students, … Read More

CLU’s purple and gold gave way to basic black when the entire campus community turned out for October’s Blackout game that saw a nail-biting Kingsmen victory.


School spirit and supporting CLU teams play a big, rowdy part of the student experience at California Lutheran University and the CLU football game on October 1 against rival Redlands was no exception.The game was the first ever in CLU’s new state-of-the-art William Rolland Stadium, … Read More