Connect Learning with Living
Connect your curiosity in the classroom to the individual and social elements of daily life. Imagine and evaluate your ethical responsibilities. Discover how to align your values with community action.
The Luther College Center for Ethics and Public Engagement (The CEPE, pronounced “The Keep”) designs opportunities to help you become an informed, engaged, and critical thinking global citizen. Experience one of our public events, join a book group, or partner with The CEPE in community outreach.
Sign up for our Book Groups
Analyze and critique books, albums, films, and essays with other interested readers.Book Groups
Read Faculty Features
Discover how Luther College faculty shape their fields, students, and the future.Stories
Explore PLEN Seminars
Learn how PLEN prepares women and marginalized gender groups for policy careers.PLEN Seminars
Save the Date
Year in Review at The CEPE
This past year, the CEPE hosted twelve on-campus lectures and public forums. We also started a podcast, sponsored various book groups, and collaborated with the Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies to acquire a Future Library certificate for Luther College.
Meet The CEPE Faculty Research Fellow
The 2023-2025 Research Fellow is Associate Professor of English Lindsey Row-Heyveld. She is using her Fellowship at the CEPE to explore representations of disability and able-bodiedness in early modern England. Thinking about issues of intimacy and care is guiding her project to disability’s intersections with transness and gender fluidity, especially throughout the life cycle. The CEPE fellowship also supports Lindsey’s work to theorize carelessness as a critical component of able-bodiedness and to foster access and care in scholarly and community circles at Luther and beyond.