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CLU warms to ice hockey, again

CLU warms to ice hockey, again

Players on the CLU Knights club team came out of Southern California junior programs as well as countries known for ice hockey. In five years, the team has gone from a few guys learning skating and stick skills to the “real deal.”

Guyana, California, Havana

Guyana, California, Havana

Before meeting world leaders including Pope John Paul II as diplomat for my country, I had a memorable journey in late-’60s Thousand Oaks.

Is ‘common sense’ endangering our planet?

Is ‘common sense’ endangering our planet?

A lot of things keep people from understanding just how bad the global climate crisis is. One of them may be the way the human mind works, says professor of philosophy Xiang Chen.

Gimbel hits rarest shot in golf

Gimbel hits rarest shot in golf

A double-eagle, or albatross, is harder to pull off as an ace on a par-4 hole than in two shots on a par-5.

Investing in hope

Investing in hope

Vince Scarpinato is using principles that he learned through his MBA emphasis in financial planning to rethink the fight against hunger.

Gallegly fellowships help two to stay for MPPAs

Gallegly fellowships help two to stay for MPPAs

The long-serving congressman has launched a fundraising campaign for the Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement, which also aims to bring visiting scholars and host public events.

CLU wins top Interfaith Youth award

CLU wins top Interfaith Youth award

Fresh off of winning this year’s $1,500 prize from Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core for the Best Overall Campaign to promote cooperation among students of different religions or no religion at all, Interfaith Allies at CLU is making its presence felt on and beyond campus.

Enrollment hits a new record

Enrollment hits a new record

After crunching the numbers, administrators are crediting this year’s gains largely to efforts at student retention that began just five years ago.

In memoriam: Leonard S. Smith

In memoriam: Leonard S. Smith

The historian’s “incredibly lucky” life included 29 years of teaching at CLU and the publication of books on Lutheran intellectual history and historiography in his last years.

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.