Archive for December, 2010
The lessons Jim and Sue Swenson absorbed while growing up in Superior, Wis., resulted in a successful multimillion-dollar business and a foundation that generously supports colleges and universities as well as many other nonprofit organizations.
The first Convocation of the college was held on October 24, 1958, when seventy representatives of the five Lutheran church bodies gathered in the converted chicken coops to elect their officers, nominate the Board of Regents and adopt a fifteen-year Master Plan.
The largest, brightest and most diverse freshman class in California Lutheran University’s history entered classrooms this fall.
It’s supposed to be a friendly poker game. After all, the players – mostly Cal Lutheran alumni – know they won’t head home with a bundle of cash at the end of the night.
When he was in high school, Sergio Galvez was recruited for Upward Bound, a program aimed at preparing bright, low-income students for college. Now 29, he is running the program he once attended at California Lutheran University.
I first came to California Lutheran College in the late 1960s as a 17-year-old freshman. Then, after five years of graduate school at University of Texas and four years as a research psychologist at UCLA, I returned in 1975 as a faculty member in the Psychology Department and never left.
Few physicians would deny that advances in pharmacology have dramatically improved the lives of many patients. However, the medical necessity of drugs that affect brain chemistry – Prozac, Paxil and Xanax, to name a few – is a claim that Grace Jackson, M.D., openly disputes.
With a “Senior Night” sweep over Occidental College on Oct. 29, Regals Volleyball earned their first outright conference title since 1999.
Swenson Scholars, which is patterned after successful programs the foundation initiated at University of Minnesota Duluth and University of Wisconsin Superior, provides 50 percent of tuition and fees for qualified students.
George “Sparky” Anderson, a highly successful major league manager for 26 seasons and longtime friend and neighbor of CLU, passed away Nov. 4, 2010, in Thousand Oaks. He was 76. Anderson was a familiar face on campus as he took his morning walk and on the baseball diamond where he advised and encouraged the Kingsmen [...]