Ideas and Creations

Rob Shedinger

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Debating Darwin

In his most recent blog post "Debating Darwin," Robert Shedinger, Luther College associate professor of religion, asks whether Darwinian evolution is compatible with religious faith or if a person of faith must reject Darwinian principles. Is Intelligent Design an intellectually coherent alternative or just a conservative Christian ideology dressed up as science?

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Thomas C. Johnson

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On producing a short subject documentary film

Thomas C. Johnson, Luther assistant professor of Communication Studies, is teaming with Neal Abbott ’15 this summer to produce a short subject documentary film on Kelly Ludeking, ironmonger, sculptor and teacher, thanks to a student/faculty collaborative summer research grant from the Dean’s Office .

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Kate Elliot

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Get lost

Get lost. Words of wisdom from Kate Elliott, assistant professor of art history at Luther and self-proclaimed queen of getting lost, who tells folks to get lost in order to find the rhythms of the neighborhood and understand the spirit of a place.

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Music in Duino

This month, four Luther music faculty (Spencer Martin, Andrew Whitfield, Jessica Paul and Brooke Joyce) are teaching in Duino, Italy, as part of the second annual International Music Festival of the Adriatic. Joyce's blog post speaks to the inspiring environment in which to make music with a 15th century castle next door, a beautiful view of the sea out the back door, and dramatic cliffs that lead down to the rocky beach.

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Joy Conrad, Instructor in Modern Languages and Literatures

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Life-changing writing

Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at her home in North Carolina. Joy Conrad, Luther instructor of modern languages and literatures, tells what it has been like to teach Angelou's autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," at Luther.

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Practicing inclusive pedagogy

Sheila Radford-Hill, executive director of the Diversity Center, talks about the importance of validating students for who they are, which "invites them to think through the complexities and contradictions inherent in a complex understanding of the world."

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