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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Staying in touch with friends is important for college students when they're living at home during the summer.

    Transitioning Home for Summer

    College students experience lots of growth throughout the academic year that makes them more independent. In this post, Counseling Services Director Meg Hammes shares some thoughts on what parents and students should discuss before or immediately after returning home for the summer.

  • Luther College solar panels.

    How Will We Get to Carbon Neutrality by 2030?

    In this post, Professor Jon Jensen shares the best strategies and some reflections on how Luther can achieve this goal.

  • Luther College wind turbine.

    What Is Luther Doing to Address Climate Change?

    In this two-part series, Director of Sustainable Communities Jon Jensen shares how measurement, energy efficiency, and renewable energy all play a critical role in helping Luther reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.

  • Stitch Their Names quilts are currently on exhibit at Luther College.

    Stitch Their Names: An Artist Memorial Project

    Learn why the "Stitch Their Names” quilts are currently on exhibit at Luther and how it humanizes and honors the legacy of black individuals killed as a result of racism and racialized violence.