April 2008, No. 1 Brought to you by CLU's Office of University Relations


Welcome to Groundbreaking News, a newsletter e-mailed to you three times a year on CLU construction, news and events.

As your new community liaison, my goal is to keep you informed. Please feel free to contact me with questions or feedback. You can reach me at ckeitel@callutheran.edu or through my office at:

(805) 493-3958
(Mon-Fri, 8:15am – 5:00pm)


Cindy Keitel
Community Relations Coordinator

Planning Commission Approves CLU Construction Projects

On Monday evening, March 24, the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission unanimously approved the architecture, construction plans and modifications for four key  building projects. The projects on south campus include a residence hall and more parking.

On north Campus Drive the projects include an Early Childhood Development Center, a KCLU Radio Station Building, a new Facilities building and yard and 113 additional parking spaces.

These improvements are strategic investments in our facilities to support and enhance our academic program and to continue to upgrade and beautify the CLU campus.

Community Pool

The project was approved by the City in 2007 and groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. 

Hutton Field

The softball field was completed earlier this year. A dedication ceremony was held on March 6.

Please visit our Campus Improvements site for more information about our campus construction projects.  Once determined, construction dates will be posted on the Web pages.

Upcoming Key Events:

  • L.A. Lightning Basketball
    • April-June, Gilbert Arena in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center
  • Commencement (Graduation Ceremony):
    • Sat, May 17, Mt. Clef Stadium
    • Undergraduate, 10:30 a.m.; Graduate, 2 p.m.
  • Baccalaureate
    • May 17, Samuelson Chapel, 8:30 a.m.

Visit the CLU Arts & Events Calendar for a complete list of campus events.

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