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Topic: Diversity & Inclusion

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.

Cal Lutheran receives $1.2M federal grant

The five-year grant will support 60 graduate-level students in becoming credentialed teachers of high-need deaf and hard-of-hearing students in public schools.

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.

Rev. Scott Adams

Cal Lutheran welcomes new spiritual leader

Known as “Reverend Scott,” he was selected by a search committee of representatives from numerous departments at the school, including students.

California Lutheran University celebrates Latinx Heritage Month. Photo: Safi Aryan

Cal Lutheran receives nearly $3M in grants

California Lutheran University was awarded $2,967,668 in grants from the U.S. Department of Education to help students with career pathways and professional development.

Students presented their research to a professional audience this summer at Baylor University in Texas. Photo: Ashley Ayala

Cal Lutheran receives $1.3M grant

The U.S. Department of Education has approved a five-year grant to continue the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

High school students participate in a summer residential program through Cal Lutheran's TRIO Traditional Upward Bound program.

Cal Lutheran Upward Bound gets $3.6M

(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — June 17, 2022) The U.S. Department of Education awarded California Lutheran University more than $3.6 million to continue and expand its TRIO Traditional Upward Bound services for high school...

IWL scholarship recipients Naomi Mbise and Julia Raszka have had a profound impact on the Cal Lutheran community. Photo: Obinna Anyanwu

Women of the world unite

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. Everyone has a plan to help their...

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. Photo: Courtesy of Ken Magdaleno '89, MS '96, EdD

The journey continues

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. Very little in my life could have...

Indigenous educators Steven Garcia and Kathy Willcuts lead a land-intention ceremony that involved a walk from south to north campus. Photo: Safi Aryan

Respecting history

In the wind air water soil sky sun moonStars planets animals birds memoriesLaughter tearsThis Indian past this Indian futureWaits  — John Trudell, Lakota activist and poet As the wind exhaled, it shook the grounds...

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. Courtesy of Angelica K. Chavez, EdD ’14

Cultivating inclusivity

Courtesy of Angelica K. Chavez, EdD ’14 A new position is rapidly becoming an important part of the organizational landscape: chief diversity officer. Companies, nonprofits and educational institutions have become...

Teketa Bellamy hosted an online spoken word event in March 2022. Photo: Obinna Anyanwu

With community backing, students take on racism

As one of four CSBL recipients in 2021-22, Jaden Lyons launched the “Making Cents” financial literacy program. Photo: Obinna Anyanwu Growing up in Los Angeles, Jaden Lyons came to the conclusion that his Black community...

Kathy Ann Willcuts is one of the Indigenous traditional cultural educators who will lead Community Land-Intention Ceremonies at Cal Lutheran. Photo: University of San Diego

Land-intention events slated at Cal Lutheran

Kathy Ann Willcuts is one of the Indigenous traditional cultural educators who will lead Community Land-Intention Ceremonies at Cal Lutheran. Photo: University of San Diego (THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Jan. 24, 2022)...