2017-05-19 / Neighbors


College district to offer automatic transfer to CLU

The Ventura County Community College District and Cal Lutheran University have established a transfer admission guarantee agreement for Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College students.

The agreement creates a pipeline through which CLU offers admission to any current or former VCCCD student who meets one of the following criteria:

General education transfer curriculum-certified with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Completion of an associate degree for transfer with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Completed college-level English and college-level math or a minimum of intermediate algebra with a grade of C or higher along with a minimum of 30 transferable units and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

VCCCD is the major community college transfer institution to Cal Lutheran.

Rick Post, VCCCD vice chancellor of educational services, and Ineka Dyer, CLU associate director of admission, led efforts to outline a clear pathway for admission into the university’s Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science programs.

For more information, email admissions@callutheran.edu.

Over 100 artists to exhibit at festival

Studio Channel Islands will present the fourth annual Arts Alive Festival Fri. to Sun., May 26 to 28 at 2222 Ventura Boulevard in Old Town Camarillo.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., May 27 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., May 28.

This family-friendly festival will have over 100 artists presenting pop-up exhibitions and demonstrations for guests to participate in for free.

The main stage, programmed by Sessions at the Loft, will present live entertainment from around the world.

The festival will launch with a special magic comedy performance by Shawn McMaster, a regular performer at Hollywood’s members club, the Magic Castle, on Fri., May 26. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Magic show tickets are $25, which includes one free drink.

On Saturday and Sunday, guests can drop in on over a dozen professional artists demonstrating their work. Workshops include ceramics, watercolor, pastels and paint, collage and felt making.

The entertainment stage goes live with a program of world music at noon both Saturday and Sunday.

The headlining acts for Saturday include contemporary Cuban music by San Miguel and indie-jazz singer-songwriter Erin Bentlage.

Saturday will conclude with “Journey Along Spiritual Lines,” a world premiere performance of spoken word and percussion by drummer Terry Bozzio and poet Todd Griese.

Sunday’s lineup includes Ashley Broder and Hands Ottsen performing Celtic and Americana music, and Kai Nerezo, a contemporary flamenco artist.

The festival will also include two days of children’s workshops in music, dance and visual art.

Food trucks and a beer and wine tent will be available.

Weekend admission to the festival is free.

For more information, go to www.StudioChannelIslands.org or call (805) 383-1368.

Residents can meet with Irwin

Assembly-member Jacqui Irwin (D-Camarillo) will host a coffee session to discuss local and state issues with residents on Sat., June 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Starbucks, 540 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. For more information or to register, call (805) 482-1904.

50th anniversary of Six-Day War

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, a special commemorative Sabbath service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 26 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.

The event is open to the public.

The service will include original music written by Cantor Daprivate vid Shukiar and performed by the temple’s Band of Milk and Honey and Chorale, led by Stephanie Streja.

The music will highlight Israel and Jerusalem and will include a special prayer for the peace of Israel, “Sha’alu Sh’lom Yerushalayim.”

“The service will include special readings and poetry celebrating the city of Jerusalem and its place in Jewish life for the past 3,000 years,” Rabbi Andrew Straus said.

For more information, visit www.adatelohim.org.

Local residents earn degrees

Camarillo residents recently graduated from university.

Taking part in commencement ceremonies on May 6 at Azusa Pacific University were Ayzha Aupiu, Bachelor of Science in applied exercise science, and Jocelynn Liporada, Bachelor of Science in biochemistry.

Azusa Pacific is an evangelical Christian university in Southern California.

Nkem Asianua graduated from Eastern Mennonite University on April 30 with a Master of Arts in biomedicine.

EMU is a faith-based, liberal arts school with campuses in Harrisonburg, Va., and Lancaster, Pa.

Wind power is topic of dinner talk

The public can attend a dinner and discussion about proposals to place wind turbines off the Central Coast—including on floating platforms—on Wed., May 31 at Moqueca Brazilian Restaurant, 1610 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. J, Thousand Oaks.

The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. following a 5:30 p.m. no-host cocktail reception.

Joan Barminski, regional director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, will lead the discussion.

This is the ninth year of the quarterly dinner series presented by Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks.

Seating is limited. The cost is $35 in advance.

For more information or reservations, email Jennifer.Ho@ventura.org or call (805) 214-2510.

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