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  • Todd Green Headshot
    April 11, 2014

    Are religion courses harmful to faith?

    Todd Green, Luther College assistant professor of religion, asks the questions "Are religion courses harmful to faith?" and "Should faith as we know it survive?" How would you respond?

  • Robert Vrtis
    April 10, 2014

    Voice

    Robert Vrtis, Luther assistant professor of theatre, paints a picture with words, or more specifically a voice-his 18-month-old daughter's voice. He takes a look at why we don't "feel out loud" and whether or not that's good.

  • Gereon Kopf Headshot
    April 7, 2014

    Martyrs, minorities and micro-inequities

    Drawing from Psalms, Buddhist scriptures and Beastie Boys lyrics, Gereon Kopf, Luther professor of religion, attempts to reconcile our thoughts on sharing a common humanity by valuing diversity of culture, religion and lifestyle.

  • Brad Miller Headshot
    April 1, 2014

    Why MOOCs? Why not?

    Brad Miller, associate professor of computer science, asks the question, "What is the role of online education at Luther College?" and discusses the pros and cons of MOOCs.

  • Aaron Lurth
    March 20, 2014

    Can we trust photos? Should we?

    Though the term "Photoshopping" is relatively new,  Aaron Lurth, Luther College director of visual media, explains that the practice of altering images is almost as old as the ability to photograph. His blog post questions whether or not we can or should trust photos.

  • Brooke Joyce Headshot
    March 19, 2014

    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.

  • Ramona Nelson Headshot
    March 11, 2014

    For accountants, it's not only about the numbers...

    Mona Nelson, Luther professor of accounting and management, relays the importance of writing in "For accountants, it's not only about the numbers..."