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Ideas & Creations Blog

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    The making of a storyteller

    Luther Visual Media Fellow Nathan Riley tells the story of how he became a professional storyteller. See what I did there?

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    Three Q&A on forgiveness and cancer with Professor Toussaint

    Professor Loren Toussaint reflects on unforgiveness during cancer and answers three common questions: What exactly is forgiveness? How can I forgive? Why forgive? in an attempt to help others find peace.

  • Luther Professor Jennaya Robison conducting the Dorian Middle School Summer Camp Choir at the Grand Concert June 16, 2018.

    The Life-Changing Magic of Dorian Camp

    American Idol winner Maddie Poppe attended Dorian Summer Music Camp... so did Luther Professor Alexandra White's son, and his experience was just as magical.

  • Professor Elliott prepping for the swim portion of Ironman Boulder.

    'Kate Elliott; you are an Ironman.'

    Professor Kate Elliott just finished Ironman Boulder, crushing the swim portion, and finishing hearing the words, "Kate Elliott; you are an Ironman." Read on for her encouragements to other women thinking about competing in/completing an Ironman.

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