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Indigenous Space Fireside Chat
Indigenous Peoples’ Heritage Month

Ullman Conference Center 100/101

Join us to discuss ideas for Cal Lutheran’s Indigenous Peoples’ Space and future initiatives in support of our local Indigenous communities.

History Lecture Series: “Japan’s Schindler: Sugihara Chiune and the Power of the Visa”
Flipping the Script: Unexpected Moments that Time Forgot

Lundring Events Center

“Flipping the Script” is a history lecture series that highlights people, groups or events in world history that are typically ignored or considered irrelevant in mainstream cultural narratives.  

For the third lecture in the series, associate professor of history David Nelson, PhD, will discuss Sugihara Chiune (1900-86), the only Japanese national to be honored by Israel as one of the “Righteous Among the Nations.”

Thomas Cole: The ‘American’ Painter and “The Course of Empire”
Fifty and Better FABulous Fall Lectures

Zoom PST

Together, we will analyze the paintings of Cole and investigate their continuing impact and meaning to us today in the 21st century.

Christmas Concerts
Make We Joy

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Choral Ensembles will join with student instrumentalists to present the annual Christmas Concerts.

From Segregated Radio to Top 40: Rock's Amazing Journey 1955-1965 (Parts 1 & 2)
Fifty and Better FABulous Fall Lectures

Zoom PST

This two-part lecture will explore the reluctance of any genre to actually “crossover” to another as well as the societal changes and tastes of the public that ultimately led to change.

Europe and the War in Ukraine
MPPA Policy Talks Series

Samuelson Chapel

Join us for a discussion with Michael Postl, PhD, the Austrian consul general in Los Angeles, to learn about the European response to the crisis in Ukraine from an Austrian perspective.

Jazz Collective
Uziel Colón, conductor

Preus-Brandt Forum

Student performers in the jazz ensemble will play standards and modern classics.

Cyberterrorism: What is it and How Can it Affect US Citizens?
Fifty and Better FABulous Fall Lectures

Zoom PST

In this lecture, we will explore the world of cyberterrorism and answer frequently asked questions including how to defend yourself.

Mariachi Ensemble Concert
Rocio Marrón, conductor

Samuelson Chapel

The Cal Lutheran Mariachi Ensemble will perform classic songs from the mariachi repertoire.

Afternoon Organ Recital Series
Adan Fernández

Samuelson Chapel

Join us for a 30-minute organ concert of Baroque music from composers such as Bach, Buxtehude, Telemann, Pachelbel and more.

Las Posadas

Kingsmen Park

Las Posadas, a Christmas season tradition dating to 16th-century Mexico, commemorates the journey Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge for Mary to give birth to Jesus.

Fall Dance Concert

Preus-Brandt Forum

Enjoy an evening of dance featuring student choreographers and performers.

Stories Behind Classic Christmas Songs
Fifty and Better FABulous Fall Lectures

Zoom PST

Join us to hear fascinating stories behind many of our most beloved Christmas songs, both traditional and secular, and the people who wrote them.

Areté Vocal Ensemble
Christmas with Areté

Samuelson Chapel

In what promises to be a joyful celebration of the holiday season, the singers of Areté, for their inaugural Christmas concert, will serenade the audience with classics as well as new music from around the world, surrounded by the warm glow of candles.

History Lecture Series: “Making the World Safe for Democracy: World War I?”
Flipping the Script: Unexpected Moments that Time Forgot

Lundring Events Center

“Flipping the Script” is a history lecture series that highlights people, groups or events in world history that are typically ignored or considered irrelevant in mainstream cultural narratives.  

For the fourth lecture in the series, Michaela Reaves, PhD, will discuss how ideas about democracy around the world have become accepted as “fact” due to cultural memory in all its guises.

History Lecture Series: “Hear Me Roar: Powerful, Violent Women of the Renaissance”
Flipping the Script: Unexpected Moments that Time Forgot

Lundring Events Center

“Flipping the Script” is a history lecture series that highlights people, groups or events in world history that are typically ignored or considered irrelevant in mainstream cultural narratives.

For the final lecture of the series, Samuel Claussen, PhD, will discuss several Renaissance women who wielded power as effectively as their male counterparts.

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