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From afar, watching water quality in Somalia

From afar, watching water quality in Somalia

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.

Clean-water evangelist

Clean-water evangelist

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

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.

Ullman Commons: New and open to change

Ullman Commons: New and open to change

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. 

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.”

Outdoor learning spaces aim for water savings

Outdoor learning spaces aim for water savings

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 of a shift away from grass around campus. 

There are holes in our buckets

There are holes in our buckets

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.

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.

Wine’s a marvel. The Bible tells me so.

Wine’s a marvel. The Bible tells me so.

Knowledge of winemaking comes in very handy in my work as a pastor, which really shouldn’t come as a surprise.