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News Highlights

A brief rundown of news updates on campus retirements, Cares Day, teaching spotlight, and new hires.

Looking to the future with new projects and programs

Greetings from Thousand Oaks, where colleagues and I have spent the majority of the summer hosting a series of leadership briefings to prioritize the proposed projects and programs that emerged from last year’s...

Q&A: The future of music

Michael Hart aims to prepare students to adapt their skills for future careers.

Setting the Stage

Cal Lutheran’s Theatre Arts and Dance program gives students a personal, well-rounded experience.

Keeping the Faith

Playing basketball and being Cal Lutheran’s only Orthodox Jewish student hasn’t been easy for Ze’ev Remer, but he’s up for the challenge.

Preparing for the future

New renovations will modernize the Ahmanson Science Center in order to facilitate mid-21st-century teaching and learning in some of academia's most dynamic fields.

In Memoriam

Donald Bielke (1932-2023), William E. Hamm (1944-2023), Sandy Smith (1950-2023)

Howie Wennes

Treasured memories

The Cal Lutheran community lost one of its most treasured members when the Rev. Dr. Howard Wennes died on July 12, 2022.

Rev. Scott Adams and Bishop Brenda Bos

Seeing one another

“Rev. Scott,” as he is known, is the university’s first Black pastor and the first non-Lutheran to hold the post.

Enormous Luther Statue

A landmark gift

The Rod Gilbert Achievement Scholarship fund allows the university to assist up to 100 students in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 over the next eight years.

Sign for help outside of monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine

On a mission

To the Rev. Rachel Eskesen ’04, MA, MDiv ’14, the work of a pastor can look remarkably similar to the work of an English professor.

Photo of Lorri Santamaría with students at a Black History Month kickoff event.

Strategic plan in action

Cal Lutheran’s 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, developed with input from all members of the university community, outlines the university's top priorities.

Lori Varlotta

A faith-friendly focus on the future

The intersection where future-focused meets faith-friendly is unique in higher education. It is the special place where Cal Lutheran lives and thrives. I believe we can “own” this space by making it one of our true...