Healing Our Nation’s Soul Reflection by Dr. Jay Kumar (Director of Contemplative Practices & Well-being)

June 30, 2020 by | Mental Health & Wellness

HEALING OUR NATION’S SOUL “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Rumi If You’re Hurting, You’re Not Alone As Americans celebrate the Fourth of July and commemorate our nation’s independence, like many of us right now, my heart feels heavy. My soul hurts. While navigating through the array of conflicting emotions over the


The Syllabus Reflection by Prof. Mildred Lewis

June 25, 2020 by | Uncategorized

It’s that time again to begin creating or revising syllabi for fall – this year for “hyflex” classrooms! I am deeply grateful to Mildred Lewis for helping open our awareness, as faculty prepare and students scan “The Syllabus.” Gail Stearns, Dean, Wallace All Faiths Chapel In my first semester of college I realized that syllabi


Knitting with Pain Reflection by Dr. Jacob Rennaker, John A. Widtsoe Fellow

June 15, 2020 by Dr. Jacob Rennaker | Chaplain Musings

Pain can easily tear a community apart–especially when some feel that pain more deeply than others. On the other hand, pain can bring a community closer together than ever before. What makes the difference? Knitting. Yes, I believe that knitting makes all the difference between a community on the verge of self-destruction and a community


Tradition! Reflection by Rev. Cisa Payuyo

June 8, 2020 by Rev. Cisa Payuyo | Chaplain Musings

A few weeks ago, at the beginning of our shelter-in-place orders, I shared with my beloved that I had never watched the movie Fiddler on the Roof. I never saw the musical play in person either. As a Filipino American born and raised in Los Angeles, I grew up going to family parties where oftentimes


Exodus Reflection by Rev. Nancy Brink

June 1, 2020 by Rev. Nancy Brink | Chaplain Musings

I have been thinking a lot about the story of Exodus in this pandemic. It began as I walked home the day that students were told that classes were going online the next day. Students were frantically carrying items from their dorms, very little properly packed. There was none of the festivity of move in

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