Archive for the ‘Features’ Category


World Class: Caroline Cottom ’64

World Class: Caroline Cottom ’64

To win one of the greatest political fights of an era, Caroline Cottom learned…to love unconditionally.

World Class: Al Stone ’64

World Class: Al Stone ’64

By age 37, Al Stone had all the experience he needed to lend a hand as Managua, Nicaragua, responded to the devastating 1972 earthquake.

World Class: Roger Anderson ’64

World Class: Roger Anderson ’64

In more than 40 countries, Roger Anderson has listened well and helped organizations to develop their employees and adapt to change.

Another look at pesticides, from every angle

Another look at pesticides, from every angle

Cal Lutheran is bringing an array of tools to bear in its effort to understand the risks of exposure to chemicals on and around Ventura County farmland.

Back in the fold

Back in the fold

At a time when the Lutheran church is rethinking what pastors do and where to look for them, a seminary in Berkeley is set to become the newest CLU graduate school. This spells a return to alma mater for a few current students – and promises new approaches to education.

True grit: Why we need athletes

True grit: Why we need athletes

This year, CLU alumni reached extraordinary heights in sports that are all about determination, belief and hard work. Their stories are reminders of what we love about athletes and why we want them to succeed.

Grad students rig writing aid, win international prize

Grad students rig writing aid, win international prize

The next goal for the inventors of the Doodle Bug, which allows disabled students and arthritic adults to write easily with a pencil or crayon, is to bring their product cheaply to market.

An enormous, living tradition

An enormous, living tradition

Since the summer of 2008, about 70 CLU employees have gone on the University’s Lutheran Identity Travel Seminar, visiting sites in the former East Germany. Associate professor Marja Mogk, chair of the Department of English, gave reflections on this year’s two-week journey as the devotion at an October faculty meeting. They are edited and condensed here.

Love and letters

Love and letters

Alumni couples whose relationships began during college, each at a different moment in the last three decades, tell how sharing their feelings in writing had noteworthy benefits.

What can writing do for romance?

What can writing do for romance?

Writing can end a silly argument, open the door to a necessary if difficult conversation, and encourage better spoken communication.