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Through two early strokes, paralysis, a great college course and a near-death experience, this 2004 graduate found her purpose in life.
Terry Rommereim ’78, M.Div. ’86, makes his rounds on a Friday morning at the VA hospital in Fresno.
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.
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.
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.
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 keep fresh water in the ground now and for the future.
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 this spectacle aquatic recovery therapy. This season for the football team, it’s mandatory.
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.”
My real connection to water comes through my use of glass. Glass is my medium, and water is its mate.
The business of wine exerts a powerful pull on those who go near it.