Browsing Archive

May, 2022

Cal Lutheran alumna, Angelica K. Chavez, EdD ’14, joined the Simi Valley Unified School District in July as its inaugural coordinator of diversity, equity, inclusion and humanities.
Features

Cultivating inclusivity

May 23, 2022

A new position is rapidly becoming an important part of the organizational landscape: chief diversity officer.… Read More

From left, Regent Ann Boynton '83, President Lori E. Varlotta, PhD, Bishop Deborah Hutterer, MDiv, and the Rev. Jim Bessey '66, MDiv, participate in the Feb. 27 installation ceremony.
Features

Coming together

May 23, 2022

The academic, spiritual and ceremonial events celebrating the inauguration of President Lori E. Varlotta, PhD — delayed by the pandemic — were opportunities to restate her vision for the campus.… Read More

Working in a garage during the pandemic, students Mia LeClerc and Eli Hill separate microfibers from sediment.
Features

Microfiber pollution

May 23, 2022

Bits of your pants, shirts, socks and fleece jackets are polluting local waters. Cal Lutheran biology students have discovered this disturbing fashion dilemma as part of a scientific research project.… Read More

Indigenous educators Steven Garcia and Kathy Willcuts lead a land-intention ceremony that involved a walk from south to north campus.
Campus Highlights

Respecting history

May 23, 2022

As the wind exhaled, it shook the grounds of Cal Lutheran. Midday in January at Kinsgmen Park, a few students pulled up their hoodies. But Kathy Willcuts and Steven Garcia, the latter… Read More

Amanda ElBassiouny thrives alongside her students as they explore the things that first drew her to study psychology.
Q&A

Love of learning

May 23, 2022

Nearly four years after joining the Cal Lutheran faculty as an assistant professor of psychology, Amanda ElBassiouny, PhD, likes to joke that she’s a senior.… Read More

When Kathie (Schaap ’89) Hale met her husband Rich 23 years ago, she was only a casual runner.
Alumni News

Realizing a personal victory

May 23, 2022

When Kathie (Schaap ’89) Hale met her husband Rich 23 years ago, she was only a casual runner.… Read More

Double alumnus Ken Magdaleno '89, MS '96, EdD, reentered college as an older adult and credits the support he got at Cal Lutheran for his academic success. 
Vocations

The journey continues

May 23, 2022

Being at Oxford University in England, speaking at Oxford Union Hall, was a once-in-a-lifetime, out-of-body experience. Yet there I was, a member of the “Oxford Round Table,” in 2005.… Read More

President Lori E. Varlotta
Campus Highlights

A letter from President Lori E. Varlotta

May 23, 2022

Seems fitting for me to write this column on the first day of spring. Just as the season is marked by the promise of renewal and hope, so are many of the… Read More

IWL scholarship recipients Naomi Mbise and Julia Raszka have had a profound impact on the Cal Lutheran community.
Features

Women of the world unite

May 23, 2022

Under normal circumstances, recipients of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America college scholarships for international women meet once a year in Chicago to network and share ideas. … Read More

Cal Lutheran’s first basketball team was recognized during halftime at the Kingsmen’s game against Whittier College on Jan. 29. Pictured, from left, are: Andy Schwich, representing his father, coach Luther Schwich, Jim “Huck” Huchthausen ’65, Woody Wilk, Lin Howe ’65 and George Engdahl ’65.
Sports

Cal Lutheran’s first basketball team marks 60th anniversary

May 23, 2022

Members of Cal Lutheran’s first basketball team recently celebrated their 60th anniversary with a Jan. 29 reunion. … Read More