• Academic Seminars

    Bridge the gap between academics and the real world by joining our academic seminars where faculty, students, and alumni discuss real-life application in their field.

Academic Seminars

From day one, classes at Luther College get you thinking in new and unexpected ways. At Luther College, you can create your own future — you can be a musician-athlete, scientist-actor, nurse-linguist or whatever else you can imagine. Join us for an upcoming academic seminar where our faculty members, students, and alumni discuss how they applied their Luther College education in real-life experiences in their fields across a variety of disciplines.

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Biology Seminars

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Chemistry Seminars

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Music Seminars

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Nursing Seminars

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Physics Seminars

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STEM Seminars

Studying in the STEM Disciplines at Luther: Key Strengths and Distinctive Programs

Wednesday, May 27 @ 4:00 P.M. CDT

In this seminar you will hear from Luther College faculty members who cover a wide variety of STEM disciplines including biology, chemistry, computer science, data science, mathematics, neuroscience, physics and engineering. These individuals are innovative teachers and active researchers who are ready to welcome you into the Luther community to pursue your interests in the STEM fields. Join us to hear their perspectives on Luther's strengths and learn more about the student experience to see why Luther College is an excellent place to study in the STEM disciplines!

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Visual and Performing Arts Seminars

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Biology Seminars

Biology Research Seminar

Biology seniors Maretta Hanson and Lena Schmitt discuss their research on campus at Luther College and how it's opened doors for their future. Kirk Larsen, professor of biology and department chair, and Stephanie Fretham, associate professor of biology, moderate this seminar and were available for questions from the audience.

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Introduction to Biology: Pre-Professional Focus: Recording Available Soon

Hosted by Luther College Professor of Biology, Mark Eichinger, this one-hour webinar will focus on the pre-professional (pre-medicine, pre-veterinary science, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy) side of biology. The session will conclude with a Q&A with Professor Eichinger and two current Luther biology students.

Introduction to Biology: Environmental, Conservation, and Ecology Focus: Recording Available Soon

Hosted by Professor of Biology Eric Baack, get the opportunity to learn more about the ecology, conservation, environmental science, and field biology areas of the biology department. There is also a Q&A session at the end of the seminar with Professor Baack and a current Luther biology student.

Introduction to Biology: Pre-Health, Neuroscience, Cell-Molecular Focus: Recording Available Soon

Hosted by Professor of Biology Scott Carlson, this virtual seminar focused on pre-health, neuroscience, and cell-molecular biology at Luther. A current Luther student majoring in pre-health was available for a Q&A session at the end of the seminar.

Introduction to Biology: Related Internships at Luther: Recording Available Soon

Hear from three current Luther students about their recent experiences in immersion internship, and get the chance to hear about the Luther internship program. Jodi Enos-Berlage, Professor of Biology, Rochester Semester Director, and Associate Dean for Integrated Academic and Career Development, and several other biology faculty moderate the seminar.

Chemistry Seminars

Transforming Matter, Transforming People: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pre-Professional Opportunities at Luther College: Recording Available Soon

During this one-hour seminar, a panel of chemistry faculty and current Luther students will give an overview of the chemistry, biochemistry, and pre-professional programs at Luther, and take you on a tour of the chemistry facilities. At the end of the seminar, there will be an available Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to ask your questions to the chemistry panel.

Communication Studies Seminars

Documentary Filmmaking

Have you ever wanted to produce a documentary film? This session takes a deep dive into each step of documentary film production: 1) Script and research 2) Pre-production to production 3) Post-production.

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English Seminars

Intro to English and Identity Studies at Luther

Whether you love to write and read literature or want to bolster your prep for Medical or Law school, listen to Professors Hageman and Whitsitt explain how English and Identity Studies courses and tracks work for Luther students.

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Music Seminars

Music, Athletics, and Theatre, Oh, My!: Recording Available Soon

Wanting to pursue music, athletics, drama and more in college? Professor Potvin and current Luther students will share how to do it all, all while getting top grades and not burning out during your first-year on campus.

Virtual Choir: How'd They Do That?: Recording Available Soon

How does a music program continue to thrive during distance learning? Luther students have been connecting virtually and sharing their music through their social media channels. Join Professor Potvin and Digital Media Producer Mick Layden as they discuss creating performances during this digital divide.

The Music of Jean Sibelius

In this podcast series, Brooke Joyce, professor of music and composer in residence at Luther College, explores the mysterious and wonderful music of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. This podcast includes four episodes that lead us through Sibelius's Fourth Symphony.

Episode One: Listening to Nature: Recording Available Soon

Episode Two: The Mystery of Nature: Recording Available Soon

Episode Three: Calling to Nature: Recording Available Soon

Episode Four: Darkness There and Nothing More: Recording Available Soon

Ensemble Music Education in the Real World

If you're considering a career as a high school or middle school music teacher, this is the session for you. Led by Luther Choir Director Mark Potvin, a Luther alumnus, and other Norse graduates, this seminar provides details about being a choir, band, or orchestra director and how a Luther education can open doors to a career in music.

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Nursing Seminars

Healthcare "Heroes": How This Narrative Helps ... and Hinders Healthcare Providers: Recording Available Soon

Healthcare workers (nurses, physicians, respiratory technicians, lab personnel, social workers, hospital chaplains) have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing essential services to those critically ill -- sometimes at great personal risk. How does the "heroic" narrative both help and hinder those working in healthcare professions? What's it like to consider entering a healthcare profession during a pandemic illness? How does Luther College prepare healthcare workers for the challenges ahead? Learn this and more during the one-hour seminar.

Physics Seminars

Engineering Your Future at Luther College: Recording Available Soon

About 60 percent of Luther physics majors go on to engineering work, either directly or after pursuing a Masters Degree in their chosen engineering field. Learn more about how the Luther Physics Department faculty prepare students for a career in engineering. The session will conclude with a Q&A session with Luther physics alumni.

Exploring Physics and Engineering at Luther College: Recording Available Soon

Luther physics department faculty will provide an overview of the physics and engineering programs at Luther. Topics will include coursework, research and internship opportunities, and paths to take for careers in physics, engineering and other STEM fields. The seminar will conclude with a Q&A session with Luther physics faculty.

Visual and Performing Arts Seminars

Visual & Performing Arts - Ask Me Anything!

Join Luther College professors Jeff Dintaman, department head for the Visual and Performing Arts, and Aaron Lurth, assistant professor of Art and Visual Communication, for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) seminar. You'll get an opportunity to hear from current Luther students who are involved in the Visual and Performing Arts at Luther and learn more details about the programs of study within the VPA. Let us show you how a Luther College education can open doors for your future!

Alumni Mega Mega

Supported by a Vocational Grant, this event connected current Luther Theatre students with recent Luther Alumni who are working in theatre in the Twin Cities for a short performance and discussion about life after graduation.

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