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U.S. diplomat Ana M. Garrett walks in her neighborhood in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in West Africa. Garrett handles logistics at the U.S. Embassy in the former French colony.

A life of service

July 20, 2021

In 2018, I received an email that would change my life: It was an offer to begin working as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State.… Read More

accept the challenge
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Accept the Challenge

April 1, 2021

Sports have been my passion for as long as I can remember. Basketball, football, track, hockey, soccer, golf, BMX, you name it.… Read More

Alumni News

For the love of cycling

January 5, 2021

My husband, Endre “Skip” Anderson ’66, who passed away in January 2019, had three loves. Let me tell you about the one he was asked to give up.… Read More

Cal Lutheran alumnus Gabe Laizer fights global hunger in his work with the United Nations.

A Chance Encounter

August 25, 2020

Hungry for knowledge, an African youngster entered a door 'Mama Ruth' opened and pursued his path to ending global famine.… Read More

Photo by Brian Stethem '84

I see you

March 17, 2020

Because of the people who’ve helped me in my struggles with past trauma, I try to be a person who acknowledges others, and I work to end the silence and stigma around… Read More

Photo by Brian Stethem '84

Beer, brains and brawn

November 25, 2019

To be creative, we brewers have to know our stuff and pull our weight.… Read More

This year, Sheckley’s daughter Breda enters the third grade at Up Academy, and her son Keller starts kindergarten. Their dog’s name is Harold. (

What to study as machines grow smarter

July 23, 2019

Our school is poised to be part of a change in which all people are viewed as capable, valuable and able to contribute meaningfully in the world.… Read More

Photo by Paul Ratje

Hide-and-go-seek and go search and go rescue

March 5, 2019

I investigate the ways people engage in social activities in virtual spaces, such as distributed multiplayer games, online learning environments, and disaster response training.… Read More


Some learn compassion early

November 20, 2018

I’ve had the privilege to interview children on the streets of Egypt.… Read More


How to survive our vacations

July 18, 2018

Tourism can be a friend of the environment and the world’s oceans – if we get it right.… Read More