News and Social Media Bureau

The News Bureau is a team of student workers who research, write and distribute news releases for Luther College. The Social Media Bureau researches, writes and plans for posts to the college's various social media platforms. Both groups work out of the Media Relations office in Dahl Centennial Union Suite 213.

Erin Halverson 2019

Social Media Bureau

    I’m a communications major and international studies minor. At Luther, I’m on the Women’s Tennis team and a member of the Tau Delta Gamma sorority and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Working in the Social Media Bureau has allowed me to further develop my communication skills whether it be drafting a post for social media, emailing Luther faculty about various campus events, or collaborating with other students on social media projects. I love that this job not only connects me to the Luther community, but also gives me the chance to be creative and promote my ideas.

    Jacqueline Krawczyk 2018

    News Bureau

      I am a nursing major here at Luther. A captain of the women's track and field team, I am also involved in Luther Student Nursing Association, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and the Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program. My job in the Media Relations office has been influential throughout my years on campus. Along with improving my writing and communication skills this job has also enhanced my time management skills and led me to amazing friendships. The skills and responsibilities I learned in this position have given me the knowledge to navigate the communication world and I am very excited for my final year learning and growing within Media Relations.

      Claire Little 2018

      News Bureau

        I am majoring in anthropology and communication studies here at Luther. I am also a member of the women's soccer team and Launching Luther Leaders. I believe that my job in Media Relations has made me a stronger writer and has helped me to develop many valuable connections around campus. Working in the Media Relations office has given me many opportunities to explore different areas of the communication field. I'm an avid lover of movies, books and mountains.

        Amber Sorenson 2020

        Social Media Bureau

          I'm a communication studies major here at Luther, and I am also involved in varsity band and Love Your Melon. In addition to this job, I am one of Luther’s student bloggers for the Admissions Department. My job in social media has helped me in a multitude of ways, from being aware of most of the events and performances happening on campus to improving my professional communication skills for my future career. I continue to learn how to write in the conversational style that is crucial for social media, rather than the event-planner style that I tend to gravitate towards. The things I am learning through this job will directly influence my success in the workplace after Luther–as I hope to continue to work in social media in some capacity, preferably for a non-profit organization. When I actually find some free time in my schedule, you can find me traveling the world or hanging out with friends. 

          Paige Timmerman 2020

          Social Media Bureau

            I'm currently majoring in nursing and am a part of the softball team here at Luther College. My job in Media Relations has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of awesome new people and has influenced my life in a positive way by making me stay on top of not only school work and softball, but also the responsibilities that come with having this job. Being a part of the Media Relations team will help me in the future due to the experiences I'm getting that involve work ethic, communication skills, and so much more. I enjoy knowing that of the skills I am developing here will help me in life and my potential career.

            Josie Bellrichard 2019

            News Bureau

              I'm a communication studies major and Asian studies minor here at Luther; I am also involved in Model United Nations and I have a radio show on KWLC. Working in Media Relations has helped me develop my professional communication and writing skills, and kept me in touch with events going on around campus. This job has also allowed me to make connections with the people working in the office and other people at Luther, which has been very beneficial to my academic and personal life. When I'm not working, I love to read Tolkien, go thrift shopping, and use the Oxford comma.

              Linh Do 2021

              Social Media Bureau

                I am a communication studies major and management minor. I love working and promoting the college on Luther's social media sites. My job in the Social Media Bureau allows me to explore more on this aspect for future job prospects and provides me with wonderful insights about the college, the community and the culture. Being able to put these skills and knowledge into my job here at Luther has also granted me such a great start to connect with my future career in related fields.

                Kari Jacobson 2021

                News Bureau

                  I am an English major and a secondary education and music minor. On campus, I am involved in Aurora and Symphony Orchestra. I enjoy my job in Media Relations because of the opportunities it provides me to become more versatile in various genres of writing. Encouraging the feeling of community on campus by writing about its members and events is an exciting endeavor for me. Along with my studies in linguistics and Latin, I am gaining a classical liberal arts education in rhetoric and composition by writing for the News Bureau. Apart from my academic pursuits, I enjoy hiking and exploring the local culture of Decorah with friends. The distinctive seasons are a treat to a California resident.

                  Ben Keller 2020

                  Social Media Bureau

                    I am an accounting major and management minor. I am currently a member of the Men's Soccer team. Working for the Social Media Bureau has helped me improve my communication skills, and to be more aware of whom I am trying to get content across to. This has also helped improve my time management skills, having to plan and keep my projects organized and timely. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be able to further my education through the Social Media Bureau.

                    Lexa Krug 2018

                    News Bureau

                      At Luther, I study political science and communication studies. I am involved in Varsity Band, PALS, Active Minds and SAC Impact, and take piano lessons through the music department. Writing press releases in the Media Relations office has enabled me to become more aware of syntax and structure within my academic writing, and has therefore enabled me to become a better writer. By working with departments on campus in the distribution of news releases, I have learned how the office works in tandem with the entire Luther community and beyond.This job has also helped me write well in my graduate school applications to universities in England and the United States. When I'm not studying, sleeping, working, applying for graduate school, attending meetings and seminars, practicing piano or eating (usually one of those), I am watching "hip" television shows on Netflix, TLC or HGTV.

                      Madeline Market 2020

                      News Bureau

                        I am a nursing major and am the social media director for Luther College Dance Marathon. I am also in Cathedral Choir and serve as their social media officer. Working in Media Relations has greatly improved my writing and professional social skills by pushing me out of my comfort zone and into new areas of Luther. When I'm not at work or in nursing clinicals, you can find me binge watching rom-coms and listening to true crime podcasts.

                        Susie Wold 2020

                        News Bureau