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Announcements 4/23/12

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012




Ø  Honors Convocation TODAY, 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.


Ø  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 .


Ø  All faculty are invited to support your colleagues by attending the Sabbatical Presentations Festival of Scholars session, Monday, April 23, 4-5:30pm, in Swenson 101.  The following faculty will give brief summaries of their recent sabbatical projects:

  • Penny Cefola
  • Jamshid Damooei
  • Deborah Erickson
  • Ken Gardner
  • Marylie Gerson
  • Tim Hengst
  • Haco Hoang
  • Michele LeBlanc
  • Marja Mogk
  • Eva Ramirez
  • Russell Stockard
  • Nathan Tierney


Ø  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 .


Ø  All faculty are invited to a Wine and Cheese Reception recognizing authors and grant/contract recipients on Tues., April 24, 5-6pm, in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art. For more information, contact Academic Affairs at x3145.


Ø  University Chapel, Wed., Apr. 25, 10:10am, Samuelson Chapel. 


Ø  Faculty Lunch, Wed., Apr. 25, 11:30am-1pm, Roth Nelson Room.


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




Tammy Rivera-Tubbs

Perspectives of Administrators, Teachers and Parents Regarding the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs in a Faith-Based School:  A Qualitative Case Study


Wed., Apr. 25, 10:00 am, SBET 127

Ø  The CLU Alumni Association is hosting an evening of food and wine pairings at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, on Wed., Apr. 25, at 6pm.  The cost is $10/person.  Pre-register at .


Ø  The Center for Teaching and Learning’s lunch series this Thurs., Apr. 26, from 12 to 12:50pm, is in SBET 127. Helen Lim, Director, Center for Service Learning, will discuss “Experiential Education: Understanding the Nuts, Bolts and Rigors of Service-Learning.” Lunch will be served.


Ø  CLU Outdoor Classroom and Garden Dedication Ceremony, Fri., Apr. 27, 3:30pm, in the CLU Garden (North Campus).  Join President Kimball and members of the Fry Family for a dedication of the new Fry Family Outdoor Classroom.  There will be tours, refreshments, and sampling of the produce.  For more information contact Sam Thomas at .


Ø  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


Ø  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.


  • A brief discussion took place at the faculty meeting last week regarding the organizational structure for the MPPA program and Graduate Psychology. A summary of the comments can be found on the Blackboard Faculty Governance page. Please provide any feedback on this topic to Leanne Neilson by May 15. Also let Leanne know if you have interest in forming a committee to further discuss this topic.


Ø  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. For more information, contact Kristi Colell at .


Ø  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


Ø  Commencement information:

o   Graduate Commencement - Fri., May 11, 4pm, new William Rolland Stadium.

o   Undergraduate Commencement - Sat., May 12, 10am, new William Rolland Stadium.

o   Faculty lineup will be 30 minutes before each ceremony in the Soiland Recreation Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center.


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


Ø  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.


Ø  Dr. Beverly Kelley of the Communication Department is retiring after a 35 year career at CLU.  Please join us in celebrating her many contributions and wishing her well as she begins a new chapter in her life, Thurs., May 3, 4-6pm, in The William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art.


Ø  CLU Strings Concert, Sun., May 6, 2pm, Samuelson Chapel.  For more information, visit .


Ø  The University Wind Ensemble presents An American Celebration, Sun., May 6, 2pm, Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Admission is free. Lawn seating only; bring blankets or low lawn chairs for your comfort. For more information, visit .



Ø  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!  


Ø  On 4/16 GPEC voted to approve the following.  If you have questions or if you would like further information on the proposal, please contact the GPEC Chair, Gerhard Apfelthaler at within the 2 week review period.

o   A submission by the School of Management to change the course description of the course "Sustainable Business Strategies".

o   A submission by the School of Management to add a new Professional Track to the MBA Program titled "Arts Management".


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 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