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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.

On top of California’s deepest concern

On top of California’s deepest concern

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.

You can’t miss this

You can’t miss this

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.

Race to the well’s bottom

Race to the well’s bottom

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.”

Reflections on liquid

Reflections on liquid

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

Crushing on grapes

Crushing on grapes

The business of wine exerts a powerful pull on those who go near it.