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Announcements 4/16/12

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012





  • Save the Date Honors Convocation, Mon., Apr. 23, 10am, Samuelson Chapel.  We will be on Convocation Schedule with classes ending at 9:45am and resuming at 11:15am.  Regalia will NOT be worn and faculty will not be processing.  Faculty are free to sit wherever they choose, there will not be a reserved faculty seating section.


  • All faculty are invited to attend the following GSOE Ed.D. dissertation defense this week. For more information, please contact Linda Nausin at




Amanda R. Romero

Examining Latina College Experiences

Mon., Apr. 16, 1pm, SWEN 120


  • Faculty Meeting TODAY, Mon., Apr. 16, 4-6pm, Swenson 101/102.


  • Books & Brew, Tues., Apr. 17, 3pm, Lundring Events Center. Art Professor Larkin Higgins discusses "Paris Portraits" by Harriet Levy.  Learn about the book that has been said to provide "the missing link for anyone interested in one of the most creative artistic circles of the early 20th century."


  • Caroline Cottom '64, who led the U.S. coalition of 75 national organizations that brought an end to nuclear testing in the Nevada desert, will discuss her new book, Love Changes Things...Even in the World of Politics, Tues., Apr. 17, 5:30pm, Samuelson Chapel.  For more information visit .


  • Reel Justice Film Series presents Speaking in Tongues, Tues., Apr. 17, 7pm, Lundring Events Center. This movie examines America’s resolute commitment to remaining an “English-only” nation by showcasing an America in which communication barriers are being addressed. For more information, contact Sam Thomas at .


  • University Chapel, Wed., Apr. 18, 10:10am, Samuelson Chapel. 


  • Faculty Lunch, Wed., Apr. 18, 11:30am-1pm, Roth Nelson Room.


  • All College Forum, Wed., Apr. 18, 4-5pm, Swenson 101/102.


  • The Center for Teaching and Learning’s lunch series this Thurs., Apr. 19, from 12 to 12:50pm, is in SBET 127. Eileen Leese, Assistant Director, CTL, will speak on "Navigating  24/7 Online Software Training." Learn software from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Blackboard and more. Classes for beginners to experts. Learn at your own pace: Play, pause, rewind. Watch one tutorial at a time, or a whole course. Lunch will be served.


  • Heroes in History presents the film and panel discussion, Douglas MacArthur: Return to Corregidor, Thurs., Apr. 19, 7-9pm, Preus-Brandt Forum. The film features actor Gary Saderup in his acclaimed one-man show in which he brings to life the essence of this American hero. Following the film, Saderup and David Nelson (History) will discuss MacArthur’s impact. Admission is free.


  • David Kinnaman of Ventura will discuss his book "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church ... and Rethinking Faith," Thurs., Apr. 19, 8pm, in Overton Hall.  For more information, contact Jesse McClain at .


  • The CLU Creative Arts Division presents Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from April 20 through 29 in the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. Tickets are $21 or $15 with CLU ID, and may be purchased at the Civic Arts Plaza Box Office or through Ticketmaster. For more information, contact Theatre Arts at x3416.


  • The annual spring art exhibit showcasing the work of graduating seniors at CLU will run from Sat., Apr. 21, through Sat., May 19, in the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture. The opening reception is Sat., Apr. 21, at 4:30pm. For more information, contact Kristi Colell at .


  • Benefits Open Enrollment - All benefits-eligible employees have the opportunity to change, add to or cancel their current medical, dental and vision plan elections from now until Fri., May 4.  For more information, contact Roxanne Robinson in Human Resources at


  • Commencement information:
    • Graduate Commencement - Fri., May 11, 4pm, new William Rolland Stadium.
    • Undergraduate Commencement - Sat., May 12, 10am, new William Rolland Stadium.
    • Faculty lineup will be 30 minutes before each ceremony in the Soiland Recreation Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center.


  • Lynn Creighton (Art) is the featured artist for April at Studio 1317 in Ventura.  For more information, call 818-554-9819.


  • Project 24 and Creative Concepts: Displays of multimedia student projects, Wed. Feb. 1 through Tues. May 15, Soiland Humanities Center. For information, contact Dan Restuccio at x3459.


  • The Sixth Annual Festival of Scholars runs Mon., Apr. 23, through Fri., Apr. 27.  This event showcases the scholarly work of CLU’s undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines across the university.  For a schedule of events, visit .


  • A Panel Discussion, Hope for Everyone: Faith and Criminal Justice, will be presented Mon., Apr. 23, 7-9:30pm, in Lundring. In March 2012, the ELCA released a draft social statement on criminal justice.  Join a panel of experts from the fields of criminal justice, religion and ministry to discuss the development of the ELCA’s social policy and teaching on this issue.  Admission is free.  For more information, contact Victor Thasiah at .


  • Honors Banquet, Fri., Apr. 27, 5:30pm, Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Parkway, Simi Valley, 93065. Business attire – no denim.  Please RSVP to Randy Toland at




  • The online EPPC and GPEC process (Course Leaf) is now ready for you to use! You can log in to to get started. An Informational Guide and help bubbles are on their way soon!  


The following proposals have been approved by the EPPC and are available for 2-Week faculty review through Mon., Apr. 16 on Blackboard.  Please send comments to Jose Marichal at

SOC 434 - Statistical Analysis (Elimination of Course for Sociology Major Requirement)
HIST 380 - Modern China - for CORE 21 Global Perspectives
PSYCH 325 - Theories of Personality (Removal of course from Writing Intensive requirement)
Imagining Venice Travel course
Turkey Travel course


The following curriculum proposals have completed the two week comment period and are considered passed by EPPC and the Faculty:

PSCI 485 - Caribbean Politics and Culture/ Cuba: Intersection of Politics and Culture (Travel Course - New)

Geology IXX - Planetary Geology (New Course and approved for Natural Science requirement)

Comm 482 Intercultural Communication (Approved as a Permanent Course - Conversion from 482)

CRIM 482/BUS XXX - White Collar Crime (Approved as a course)

CRIM 355 - Family Violence (Approved as a Course)

Honors 482 - Hidden Universe - approved as 482 for natural science and speaking intensive requirements 


The Following Major Revision was passed by EPPC and will be presented at the next Faculty Meeting:

School of Management - Org leadership emphasis



Title: Blackboard Discussion Boards, Journals, and Blogs

Description: Use Blackboard’s collaboration tools to extend student engagement beyond the physical classroom.  Learn how to use discussion boards, journals, and blogs.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2012; 4:00 to 4:50 p.m.

Location: Swenson 110

Instructor: Eileen Leese

Register for (THIS CLASS ONLY) at:


Title: Using Pages to Create an eBook (for Mac users)

Description: This session will cover:

Review of eBooks

Create a basic book/document with images, text, and a table of contents.

Save as .ePub file.

Upload to iPad via iTunes Books

Date/Time: Friday, April 27, 2012; 10:00 to 10:50 a.m.

Location: SBET 138 (Mac lab)

Instructor: Eileen Leese

Register for (THIS CLASS ONLY) at:


Title: Increase Communication in your Group with Blackboard Communities

Description: Learn how to easily use an online Blackboard community for your club, cohort, committee, or other group on campus. Using the Community section in Blackboard will allow you to make announcements, send emails to all or designated group members, post files for easy retrieval, collaborate with others using discussion boards, ability to create blogs, surveys, and more. Communities can be used by all admins, staff, faculty, and students.

Date/Time: Monday, April 30, 2012; 4:00 to 4:50 p.m.

Location: Swenson 110

Instructor: Eileen Leese

Register for (THIS CLASS ONLY) at:


Title: Blackboard Open Lab  – Friday April 20th

Description: Need some quick help with your Blackboard course. Feel free to visit the CTL lab/SBET 136 Friday, April 13 or 20 from 9-11am. If you would like to set up an appointment for a longer session or different day, please contact Eileen Leese at