Ideas and Creations

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in the posts on the Ideas and Creations blog are solely the view of the author(s). Luther College's mission statement calls us to "embrace diversity and challenge one another to learn in community," and to be "enlivened and transformed by encounters with one another, by the exchange of ideas, and by the life of faith and learning." Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college are encouraged to express their views, model "good disagreement" and engage in respectful dialogue.

Thomas Johnson, Communication Studies

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Inaugural ACM Student Film Conference and Festival

Professor Johnson helps foster a specific opportunity for students to participate in meaningful dialogue by encouraging students to submit their papers and film to the inaugural ACM Student Film Conference and Festival. Know a student writing a scholarly paper on film or media studies? How about a screenplay or new media work? Encourage them to read Professor Johnson's blog post.

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Tammy Hove, director of Luther's TRIO achievement program

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Academic mindset

Tammy Hove, director of Luther's TRIO achievement program lays out the stories of two Luther students who have similar experiences but different academic mindsets... and therefore very different outcomes. Read on to find out how Luther is helping both types of student succeed.

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Rob Shedinger

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Jesus and Jihad

Are presidential candidates working to wedge an even stronger divide between Christians and Muslims? Can that chasm be repaired? Bob Shedinger thinks we must work together on it if we are to survive as a species.

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Aaron Hafner, Luther College football coach

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It's not just a game

Coach Hafner discusses how football is more than just a game to him, and to the players on the Luther football team. He stresses the importance of learning intangible skills through football.

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