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Sounds like tomorrow

Sounds like tomorrow

Is it live? Or a new day for sound recording? A former music major helps to ring in the age of immersive audio.

Talkin’ bout a reformation

Talkin’ bout a reformation

ELCA congregations are forming among immigrant and minority groups, around social issues, and in places like cafés and community centers. Pastors who do without traditional church buildings, all graduates of Cal Lutheran’s theological seminary in Berkeley, share their visions for 21st-century worship.

Room to discover

Room to discover

By the end of this year, the old cafeteria will reopen as a headquarters for student life, student government and experiential learning. Melinda Roper, the top administrator in student affairs, envisions this well-lighted place as one where aims in life grow a little clearer.

For education’s ills, a dose of self-awareness

For education’s ills, a dose of self-awareness

Beginning with this year’s graduates, master’s degree students in counselor education are all embarking on journeys of self-discovery.

Future’s in your bones

Future’s in your bones

The younger you are, the more good a good landing will do you, later.

Michelle Wulfestieg is wishing you a good day

Michelle Wulfestieg is wishing you a good day

Through two early strokes, paralysis, a great college course and a near-death experience, this 2004 graduate found her purpose in life.

Healing warriors’ spirits

Healing warriors’ spirits

Terry Rommereim ’78, M.Div. ’86, makes his rounds on a Friday morning at the VA hospital in Fresno.

A game plan for overtime

A game plan for overtime

Born with cystic fibrosis, Scott Klein ’90 was already living beyond his life expectancy when he started ice hockey at age 4. He stayed with the sport – in college, on the day after his father died, and throughout the biggest second chance of his life.

Cancer brought me to this

Cancer brought me to this

High-level athletes are remarkable human beings. I ought to know. But my experience with cancer and the example of other survivors have taught me most of what I know about strength.

How to lend a hand from 8,000 miles

How to lend a hand from 8,000 miles

While exposing a lot of unmet need, the Web and online social networks offer new twists on old ways to help friends, family and also strangers.