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Announcements 10/8/12

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012


Announcements for the week of October 8

  • Faculty Meeting, TODAY, Monday, Oct. 8, 4-6pm, Swenson 101/102, with refreshments in the Pamela M. Jolicoeur Gallery beginning at 3:40pm.
  • Faculty Lunch, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11:00am-1pm, Roth Nelson Room. (Note time change - Faculty Lunch will now begin at 11am.)
  • University Chapel, Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel.
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning’s lunch series this Thursday, Oct. 11, from 12:15 to 1pm, is in SBET 127. Michael Shaw (Physics/Bioengineering) will present "Teaching Online Material: The Scale of the Universe." Lunch will be served. If you would like to propose a topic or lead a Series session, please contact Joan Wines at x3277.
  • Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music and Ethnic Identities, with Dr. Christopher Dennis, University of North Carolina, Thursday, Oct. 11, 5pm in Lundring. Admission is free. Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Cultures and the CEJ.  For more information, visit the CLU Events Calendar.
  • Founder's Day Convocation - Friday, Oct. 19, 10:30am, Samuelson Chapel.  Faculty will wear their regalia and meet at the Luther Statue at 10:15am in order to process. Please note that due to the fact that the class schedule has changed, this Friday time may conflict with classes you are teaching this year.  You should not cancel classes to accommodate Founder's Day Convocation. Please RSVP to  so that we can reserve enough pews in the Chapel.
  • CLU Alert Notification System: In order to apprise you of emergency situations on campus and the surrounding area and to provide you information regarding the campus-wide building evacuation exercise on October 18, please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date. To update, simply log into the MyCLU portal at and click on the CLU Alert tab at the top of the screen. Verify existing information and enter your additional contact information in the spaces provided.  Be sure to click UPDATE INFORMATION on the lower right corner of this page before exiting.
  • Bill Bilodeau is in need of drivers for the following Geology field trip this fall semester.  Drivers will use rented SUV's with up to 7 students, and must register with the "pull" program to participate.  Please contact Bill Bilodeau ASAP at  if you can drive on this field trip.
    • GEOL 111 Physical Geology one-day field trip to Wildwood, Pt. Mugu and the Santa Monica Mountains:
      • Sunday, Oct. 14, 8:45am to 4:15pm.
  • The Big Picture, drawings by Alexey Steele, exhibit in the Kwan Fong Gallery through Monday, Nov. 26.Artist's Reception: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5pm.  For more information visit Kwan Fong Gallery.
  • The Writing Center has adopted a new online appointment system, WCOnline, to replace Genbook.  Students can register with WCOnline by visiting the Writing Center page at and clicking on "Book an Appointment Online."  The system will ask first-time users to register using their Cal Lutheran email and student ID number.  Students can then log in to view available tutors and appointment times.  If you have any questions, please contact Joan Wines, Writing Center Director (, x3277), or Ursula Rush, Writing Center Coordinator (
  • Art conference discount – CLU employees and students will receive a 20% discount on attendance to TRAC2012: The Representational Art Conference Oct. 14-17 at the Crowne Plaza in Ventura. Join master artists, critics and thought leaders from around the world for lively discussion and studio demonstrations, and to explore representational art’s place in the 21st century. For information on the conference, visit To receive the 20% CLU discount, send an email to


  • Earthquake Drill - CLU will be holding an Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 18, in conjunction with the California Shakeout Earthquake Awareness Day.  We are not announcing the time of the drill, but it will require an evacuation of all buildings for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Founders Day Concert - Suzanne Freeman Memorial Concert, Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel.  The University Symphony, conducted by Daniel Geeting, will perform CLU alumnus David Freeman's memorial to his mother, Elegy in Memoriam. Donations accepted. For more information, visit the CLU Events Calendar.
  • Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 19-21.  For more information and a schedule of events, visit CLU Homecoming.
  • 9th Annual Student Research Symposium, Saturday, Oct. 20, Oral Presentations: 9-10:30am in Richter hall, Ahmanson Science Center; Poster Presentations: 10:30am-12:30pm in the Ahmanson Science Center Atrium. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship.  For more information visit OURCS .
  • Homecoming Choral Concert, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2pm, Samuelson Chapel, Wyant Morton conducting. Donations accepted.  For more information, visit the CLU Events Calendar .
  • CEJ Lecture Series presents Jose Marichal (Political Science) speaking on "Does Facebook Make us Better Citizens?" Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7pm, Lundring.  Admission is free. For more information, contact CEJ at x3694.
  • Poetry Reading, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7pm, Roth Nelson Room. Poet Claudia Keelan, author of six collections of poetry including Missing Her (New Issues 2009) and Utopic (Alice James Books, 2000), which won the Beatrice Hawley Award, will read from her work. Keelan is professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Interim, the university’s annual literary review. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jacqueline Lyons at
  • The Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Program Series presents Organist Shelly Moorman-Stahlman in Concert, Friday, Oct. 26, 7pm, Samuelson Chapel. Admisison is free. For more information, visit
  • The Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation and the History Department present Mette Hjermind McCall speaking on Titanic: The Danish Stories, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2pm, Roth Nelson Room. Admission is free. For more information, contact Mary Hekhuis at 497-1057.

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