Posts Tagged ‘2011 Spring’


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.

Work of Sculptor Béla Bácsi Exhibited on Campus

Work of Sculptor Béla Bácsi Exhibited on Campus

“Scultura Marmo,” an exhibit featuring the work of Béla Bácsi, one of the finest sculptors in Southern California, was on display at CLU during February and early March. In conjunction with the exhibit, Bácsi held a master class to demonstrate his sculpture technique giving attendees an up-close-and-personal insight into the work of a California master [...]

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 [...]

Peace Prize Honors Service to Humanity

Peace Prize Honors Service to Humanity

The Rev. Alexia G. Salvatierra, Executive Director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice of California (CLUE-CA), was selected as the first recipient of the California Lutheran University Peace Prize. The Peace Prize recognizes the contributions of an individual or organization in the region whose service to humanity builds the foundation for peace and [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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, [...]