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.

A Ventura County couple is stepping up to help budding entrepreneurs in the region. 

Dave and Dawn Gross donated $300,000 through their NewCo Foundation to California Lutheran University’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

A new report by economists at a South Coast university says the just approved Republican tax bill will increase economic growth.

Economists with California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting say they see more improvement in the U.S. economy than had been previously projected. They are anticipating average growth of 2.2% over the next eight quarters.

The sounds of football practice echo through a stadium in Ventura County. On one end of the field at William Rolland Stadium in Thousand Oaks, members of California Lutheran University’s football team practice a number of pass plays. On the other end, you see the back of a player, Number 49, practicing point after touchdown kicks, or PAT’s through the goal posts.  What's unusual is that it's not a he, it's a she.

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A South Coast university has received two major grants intended to help promising primary school and doctoral students reach their full potential.

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks is getting more than $350,000 for the two programs.

A South Coast college football team which is already having an outstanding year found out that it’s going to get another win later this season without even having to take the field.

California Lutheran University’s Kingsmen football team is 4-1 midway in the season, and is scheduled to host Whittier College this weekend.

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Friday is a big day for a South Coast university, which is officially opening a brand new 20,000 square foot, $8 million dollar art complex.

California Lutheran University’s William Rolland Art Center brings together studios, classrooms, and faculty offices for the first time. Up until the start of the current school year, the facilities were scattered around the Thousand Oaks campus.

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, which many called “The Great War.” An estimated 16 million people died over a four year period.

Time has caught up with those who fought in World War I.  They are all gone. And, the same thing is happening to their children, who are now in their late 80’s and 90’s.  A Ventura County college class studying World War I is getting some of those stories from some of the surviving relatives.