Browsing Archive

November, 2014

Pumping wells like this one in Oxnard are huge drinking straws plunged straight down into the Earth, says Jim Evensen Jr. ’86. It’s still easier to draw water from aquifers than to put it back.
(Photo by Brian Stethem '84)
Features

On top of California’s deepest concern

November 5, 2014

During dry years, farms and cities depend even more than usual on sources of water far beneath our feet. Graduates of Cal Lutheran’s geology, MBA and public policy programs are working to… Read More

Before a home game in September, Dylan Roslauski and his Cal Lutheran teammates enjoy some time on the sidelines. (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)
Sports

Other goals

November 5, 2014

An 8-year-old soccer lover and cancer survivor joins the Kingsmen team, with help from a former player.… Read More

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Alumni News

From afar, watching water quality in Somalia

November 5, 2014

Erin Boettcher '11 monitors purification systems at schools and a training program to help women in Somali refugee camps protect themselves and their families from water-borne diseases.… Read More

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Alumni News

Clean-water evangelist

November 5, 2014

Minnesota’s bragging rights as “the land of sky-blue waters” have a staunch defender in Jenn (Cline ’08) Radtke.… Read More

Photo by Brian Stethem '84
Features

You can’t miss this

November 5, 2014

In an example of how our sports teams use H2O to heal, 20 guys at a time run in place on a Sunday in a shallow dormitory pool. The athletic trainers call… Read More

At the official dedication on Oct. 17, student body president Ally Ruggles and George “Corky” Ullman Jr. ’76, a Cal Lutheran regent, sound the dinner hour. The Ullman family’s foundation donated $2 million for the new dining commons. (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)
Campus Highlights

Ullman Commons: New and open to change

November 5, 2014

The $15 million dining facility and gathering spot is transforming the campus and showing once more what people crave: routines and ways to break out of them. … Read More

Cal Lutheran’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting made water the theme of its annual forecasting event in November. Among other presentations, Fienup and Watkins attempted to model the economic costs of overdrawing aquifers. (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)
Campus Highlights

Race to the well’s bottom

November 5, 2014

Conflicting laws and perverse incentives drive farmers and other Californians to use more water, particularly when we have less to spare. “Yeah,” says a Cal Lutheran economist, “it’s messed up.”… Read More

Drought-tolerant plants will become the dominant ground cover on campus, excluding sports fields and a few event venues. (Photo by Brian Stethem '84)
Campus Highlights

Outdoor learning spaces aim for water savings

November 5, 2014

Two collections of native plants to be added in the coming year will expand laboratory space for students and show Cal Lutheran’s neighbors ways to save water outside. The projects are part… Read More

This dry creek bed in Ventura ought to be fed by Lake Casitas. When we visited the lake with Andy Pattison in October, campsites and abandoned boat landings sat far above and far out from the water’s edge.
Q&A

There are holes in our buckets

November 5, 2014

Everything you can do to save water helps, as long as you start with the big things, explains Andy Pattison, a visiting instructor in the Master of Public Policy and Administration program.… Read More

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Features

Reflections on liquid

November 5, 2014

My real connection to water comes through my use of glass. Glass is my medium, and water is its mate.… Read More