Ideas and Creations

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The art (and science) of film music

The art (and science) of film music is front and center these days at Luther College. In January, Luther associate professor of music, taught a new first-year seminar on film music, culminating in four collaborative film scores composed and performed by the students in his class.

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Children of Fire

Martin Klammer, Luther professor of English and Africana studies, is on sabbatical and volunteering at Children of Fire, an organization that helps child burn survivors throughout southern Africa. This is one of his journal entries, including photos of some of the children Martin is working with.

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David Tiede, Luther College interim president

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Luther College is our name.

David Tiede, Luther interim president, talks about what being a college "of the church" means for those of us who work and attend the college, as well as those of you looking to attend Luther and the greater community.

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Kate Elliott

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On the cold, and why we deal

Kate Elliott, Luther assistant professor of art history, reflects on the cold, asking the tough questions like: Why are we here? Why don't we just move somewhere warmer, somewhere greener, somewhere with fewer extremes of weather?

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My Ethnic Arts experience

Recent Luther graduate Rachel Miessler reminisces on what the Ethnic Arts Festival means to her and why we should take a little time to come to campus and explore the world in a day on Saturday, March 1.

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Andrew Last


Meeting Martin

Andrew Last, Luther assistant professor of music, recounts meeting Martin, a young Namibian child, who helped Last bridge their cultural and language gap though music.

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Rob Shedinger


Resisting the Medicalization of Mental Illness

Robert Shedinger, Luther associate professor of religion, asks the questions, if mental illness is the result of chemical imbalance, why are incidences increasing despite drug treatment? Could loss of a deep spiritual connection be the cause of the epidemic of anxiety and depression?

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