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Tradition has a future, say artists at major event

Tradition has a future, say artists at major event

An international group of about 375 people, many of them painters, sculptors and writers on art, descended on Ventura, Calif., March 2-5 for TRAC 2014: The Representational Art Conference.

Another look at pesticides, from every angle

Another look at pesticides, from every angle

Cal Lutheran is bringing an array of tools to bear in its effort to understand the risks of exposure to chemicals on and around Ventura County farmland.

CLU warms to ice hockey, again

CLU warms to ice hockey, again

Players on the CLU Knights club team came out of Southern California junior programs as well as countries known for ice hockey. In five years, the team has gone from a few guys learning skating and stick skills to the “real deal.”

Gallegly fellowships help two to stay for MPPAs

Gallegly fellowships help two to stay for MPPAs

The long-serving congressman has launched a fundraising campaign for the Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, which also aims to bring visiting scholars and host public events.

CLU wins top Interfaith Youth award

CLU wins top Interfaith Youth award

Fresh off of winning this year’s $1,500 prize from Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core for the Best Overall Campaign to promote cooperation among students of different religions or no religion at all, Interfaith Allies at CLU is making its presence felt on and beyond campus.

Enrollment hits a new record

Enrollment hits a new record

After crunching the numbers, administrators are crediting this year’s gains largely to efforts at student retention that began just five years ago.

In memoriam: Leonard S. Smith

In memoriam: Leonard S. Smith

The historian’s “incredibly lucky” life included 29 years of teaching at CLU and the publication of books on Lutheran intellectual history and historiography in his last years.

Minding the hive

Minding the hive

In the newest phase of sustainable gardening on campus, students and faculty members are building a Small Creatures Sanctuary, beginning with a home for honeybees.

50th annual Commencement

50th annual Commencement

More than 1,200 students earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the University’s Commencement ceremonies.

Away-game graduation for ball players

Knowing they would not make it back to California in time for the Undergraduate Commencement ceremony, seniors pulled gowns over their uniforms and traded ball caps for graduation caps.