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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • View from the swinging bridge in the Alps.

    Anxiety in this COVID Time (Or Anytime)

    COVID-19 has produced some form of anxiety for most of us. In this article, professor emeritus Paul Gardner talks about how he manages his concerns about the pandemic and other potentially stressful situations.

  • Lester coaching.

    Golf as Life: Coaching During a Pandemic

    In this article, David Lester, Head Women's Golf Coach, describes what it's like to coach during the pandemic. Even though his team can't play right now, he knows they're going to be just fine through all of this and make a big impact in their world after college.

  • Students from ENVS 250 and guests from the Career Center during a recent Zoom class session. (Photo credit: Miriam Skrade)

    A Letter to My Students on Our Last Day of Class

    In this post, Professor Rachel Brummel shares a letter to the students in her ENVS 250 course and reflects on the importance of learning and community.

  • Senior Women 2020: (left to right) Alix Sharp, Ellen Harvey, Coach Aaron, Paige Hanssen, Shannon Lunn.

    Luther: 10 Years Later

    In this article, Head Men's Swimming and Diving Coach, Aaron Zander, shares what he's learned in his relationship with Luther College as a former student and in his current role.

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