The college division of the Abdelkader Global Leadership Essay Contest is accepting submissions. This essay contest involves researching and writing an essay about the founder of a town near Decorah named Elkader. The grand prize is $1500, and the deadline is April 15th. Visit the website for more information.
Luther's own Oneota Review is accepting creative submissions including poetry, flash fiction, photography, sculpture, painting, and --for the first time-- music and film! Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first deadline is February 17th, and the later deadline is March 10th.
The Institute of Reading Development is seeking applicants for their summer teaching program. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree. This is a paid position earning between $500 and $800 per week. Visit the website for more information and application materials.
The Iowa Poetry Association is searching for college entries to include in their annual book, Lyrical Iowa. Awards include up to $25 and publication. Visit the website for complete rules and entry information. Deadline is February 28th.
Study Abroad Opportunities
If you are an English major looking for a chance to study abroad in Europe, consider ACM's London/Florence program for Spring 2018. See more details at their website.
In addition to a large number of all-college events in which English majors participate, there are many activities growing specifically out of the English major.
The student newspaper, Chips, is typically advised by an English faculty member and includes a large number of English majors and minors.
The Oneota Review is an annual literary review published by students and advised by an English faculty member.
The Luther College chapter of the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, hosts a wide range of academic and social events.
Hosting of visiting writers. View images of visiting writers and read about our Creative Writing courses.
Performances such as: local ArtHaus poetry slams, student open-mic nights, a recently completed Paradise Lost, and annual Shakespeare production by the students of the course "Shakespeare Performed."
Faculty and student organized out-of-town trips to readings, theatre performances, and lectures.
Social events such as fall or spring picnics, the annual Literary-themed Halloween party, a Baccalaureate party for graduates and their families, frequent dinners, and class meetings in faculty homes.
The Associated Colleges of the Midwest sponsors an annual short story contest for students at participating colleges, including Luther. View the ACM "Nick Adams" Short Story Contest Guidelines.