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Amber Sorenson

Amber Sorenson

Amber is a junior from Newton, Iowa. She is majoring in communication studies and minoring in anthropology and Nordic Studies. Along with blogging for Luther admissions, she also works for Media Relations. She plays alto saxophone in Varsity Band and is the crew captain for Love Your Melon. One of her favorite things about Luther is the strong sense of community. During the 2018-2019 academic year, she'll be studying in Nottingham, England!

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My fellow Sus House members during the first semester of the 2017-18 school year!

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Sus House Living

I only have about a week left of sophomore year, which means I sadly only have about a week left of living in the Sustainability House! Read on to hear my thoughts about how my living arrangements this year have been.

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I took this picture on my walk back from downtown!

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The Year is Winding Down

The year is quickly wrapping up, and I'm busy finishing papers and other assignments before my sophomore year draws to a close. It's definitely been a bit of a hectic couple of weeks, especially. I still had a pretty fun weekend, though!

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The Student Academic Support Center—they have many resources available for students!

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Tutoring at Luther

With the end of the semester getting closer and closer, I thought that I would take this week to talk about my experience with receiving tutoring from the Student Academic Support Center (SASC). Read on for my perspectives on tutoring at Luther, and why I have found it to be valuable.

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All of this new snow in the middle of April is getting quite old...bring on spring!

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Music Involvement at Luther for a Non-Music Major

Do you still want to be involved in music at Luther, but you don't want to be a music major? Never fear! Many people that aren't music majors still participate in ensembles and private lessons on campus, including me! Read on to get a more in depth look at my music involvement.

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The Luther bell on a snowy April day.

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The Essay

The college application essay can cause a lot of stress for students...what do colleges want to read about? Read on as I take a trip down memory lane and talk about how I decided to tackle the essay, when I prepared my application for Luther a few years ago.

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Some deer taking a stroll across the commons on a snowier day

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My Favorite Study Spots

Spring break is quickly approaching and the weather seems to be getting somewhat warmer—but as college students, we still have to find time to study! Read on to find out where my favorite study spots on campus are.

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This is a picture of me after my final year as a camper at Dorian!

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From Dreaming at Dorian to Landing at Luther

Almost ever since I attended my first year of Dorian Summer Music Camp at Luther, I fell in love with the Luther campus, the people, and the greater Decorah community. Read on to hear more about my journey from a Dorian camper to a full-time Luther student.

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The snow is finally starting to melt and the temperatures are getting warmer!

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Stress and Self-Care

Read on to hear why last week was quite stressful for me! Also, check out some of my favorite ways to practice self-care when I need to take a break and relax. 

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We started finals week to a pretty snowfall!

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The End of the Semester Already?!

The final week of the fall semester is already upon us! Read more about how I'm feeling about finals exams, and I'll give a brief preview of what I'll be keeping busy with until the spring semester gets here.

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These are the books we read in Religion and Culture this semester!

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Luther Look: Religion and Culture

Interested in studying anthropology at Luther? This week's blog post is for you! Read my latest "Luther Look" on my Religion and Culture class. I'll talk about how one of my first classes at Luther led me to minoring in anthropology and making some great friends. I'll also give a brief synopsis of some interesting parts of Religion and Culture, and I'll provide insight on some of the benefits of Luther's anthropology department.

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People working on editing their clips during class.

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Luther Look: Concepts of Media Production I

Get a glimpse into the amazing communication studies department at Luther! I'll share my thoughts on the communications class that I'm taking this semester, Concepts of Media Production I. I'll also ask the professor for that class, Thomas C. Johnson, for some of his thoughts on communication studies at Luther, media production, and more! 

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Joy and Claire at our Love Your Melon Card Making Table!

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Love Your Melon

Love Your Melon is much more than just "that hat company!" Learn more about this great organization that I am involved in, and how we help promote their mission at Luther.

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This is a picture of me at Dunnings Springs at the beginning of this school year.

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Back at Luther

Luther has definitely become my home, and it's been awesome to be back for my sophomore year. Here's a recap of what I've kept busy with so far.

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