Photo by Brian Stethem

California Lutheran University is adding a film and television major.

For more than a decade, the Thousand Oaks-based university provided communication majors with the option of pursuing an emphasis in film and TV. But David Grannis, the program director of the new department, says that wasn't enough.

California Lutheran University is giving undergraduate students interested in becoming teachers a taste of life in the classroom.

Cal Lutheran has teamed up with Meadows Art and Technology Elementary School in Thousand Oaks to give the students some hands on experience, while enhancing learning for some kindergarten through fifth graders.

California Lutheran University is offering undergraduate classes off of its main campus for the first time.

Thousand Oaks-based Cal Lutheran is now offering 10 classes like math and psychology at its centers in Oxnard and Woodland Hills. 

A man credited with saving a South Coast university from shutting down during lean financial times has died.

Mark Mathews served as California Lutheran University’s president during a key period at the 1970’s.

California Lutheran University received a major grant to help pastors and church leaders avoid burnout.

The Thousand Oaks based university and its related Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley are getting nearly a million dollars from the Lily Endowment.

In the hills above downtown Ventura, three young women are struggling to pull a huge weed-like bush out of the ground.

The women are part of an army of college students taking part in a unique community project.  The entire incoming group of new students at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, about 650 in all, is kicking off its new school year with a project to aid in recovery efforts from the deadly and destructive Thomas brush fire.

California Lutheran University is reporting the largest freshman class in the more than half century old college's history.

The Thousand Oaks based university has nearly 700 freshman enrolled for its fall semester, which kicks off with new student orientation on Saturday.

California Lutheran University is joining with more than three dozen other independent universities to set up guaranteed admissions for students from some community college campuses.

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities and the California Community Colleges announced the new pathway agreement. 

Qualified students will be able to transfer in as juniors, with at least 60 transferred units being accepted. 

A South Coast university dedicated a new non-partisan center named after a former congressman, and his wife focused on giving students the opportunity to serve in the government and non-profit fields.

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks is home to the new Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was a speaker as part of the dedication ceremonies.

The first African-American woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State is going to speak in Ventura County.

Condoleezza Rice will appear at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks May 4th.

Photo by David Grannis

A documentary on California’s historic drought produced by a South Coast college professor and his students will be screened this week.

The film “Turf Wars: SoCal Water Conservation” takes a deep look into the state’s severe drought and its impacts.  It was created by a film professor and his two students at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. 

Karie Portillo Guerra, who was a student when she helped create the film, says it was eye-opening to see the devastation in Central Valley towns that had pumped their groundwater dry.

A new report from a South Coast university says corporate tax reform will help boost the state and national economies later this year.

But, the latest California Lutheran University for Economic Research and Forecasting study says growth will still be well below historical levels because of government regulation.

Work officially kicked off Friday on construction of a new, nearly 50,000 square foot science center at a South Coast university.

California Lutheran University is building a new three story complex on its Thousand Oaks Campus.

A Ventura County based university is creating a new program to offer degrees in hospitality management and tourism.

California Lutheran University’s School of Management developed the program.

A musician who toured the world with musicians like Mel Torme, but settled in Ventura County where he taught music for generations has died.

Elmer Ramsey was a music professor at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks for three decades.