Archive for April, 2011


Sports News – Spring 2011

Sports News – Spring 2011

Win number two of the season was career coaching victory number 400 for CLU Head Coach Rich Rider who amassed his total while at the helm of the Chapman and Cal Lutheran programs.

Embracing Change

Embracing Change

Although change can be sometimes risky and always challenging, four alumni found that taking the path least travelled refocused their lives for the better.

Teaching the Holocaust, 2011

Teaching the Holocaust, 2011

Each fall semester, I have the privilege of teaching a course titled “The Holocaust in Literature and Film.” Marsha Markman, professor emeritus of English, created this course and nurtured it for many years until her retirement. Her strong, humane spirit still inhabits it and continues to inspire my own teaching and learning. As we enter […]

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

The Rev. Dr. Paul Egertson, bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Southwest California Synod and a longtime member of the California Lutheran University religion faculty, died Jan. 5, 2011, in Thousand Oaks. He was 75. Egertson, who joined the CLU faculty in 1984, was a compassionate man well known in the church […]

Stories Continue to Intrigue Bestselling Author Lisa See

Stories Continue to Intrigue Bestselling Author Lisa See

Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author, lectured and signed copies of her books during a recent appearance at CLU. See has always been intrigued by stories that have been lost, forgotten or deliberately covered up. In her latest novel, Shanghai Girls (2009), the author delves into the forgotten history of two sisters who leave […]

Sun Powers New Fountain

Sun Powers New Fountain

California Lutheran University’s first water fountain powered solely by solar energy was unveiled on Dec. 15 in front of E Building. Students in Robert Rumer’s Introduction to Engineering class designed and constructed the fountain, which features a handcrafted waterwheel that uses hydropower. Camarillo-based SolarWorld USA donated a top-of-the-line 245-watt module for the project. The fountain, […]

Writers Block

Writers Block

Recently published books authored or edited by CLU faculty and alumni: Pastels by Patricia Dickson (Patricia Swenson ’75, M.A.’79, M.S. ’84) is a compilation of haiku poems selected from four decades of the poet’s writings. In her foreword, Dickson writes, “As pastels are to the full spectrum of color, haiku can be to the myriad […]

Farewell to the Chicken Coops

Farewell to the Chicken Coops

During the Christmas break, two of the old chicken coops, E and G buildings, came face to face with a bulldozer. The bulldozer won as the photo clearly shows. Offices and classrooms were relocated to the new Swenson Center for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. F Building continues to house art classrooms, faculty offices and […]

Fine Tune Your Dining

Fine Tune Your Dining

Visitors as well as students and staff looking for a quick bite to eat, a nutritious drink or some new menu items are in luck! Several innovations to CLU’s food and dining services were initiated earlier this year. Jamba Juice, a new addition to campus, opened for business in January. Located in the former retail […]

CLU Theatrical Production Presented at Regional Festival

CLU Theatrical Production Presented at Regional Festival

California Lutheran University’s Theatre Arts Department was invited to stage its production of The Cherry Orchard at the prestigious Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. The Anton Chekhov play about a quirky family in early 20th-century Russia was presented at the festival in Los Angeles in February. Only 10 productions from Southern California, […]