Ideas and Creations

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in the posts on the Ideas and Creations blog are solely the view of the author(s). Luther College's mission statement calls us to "embrace diversity and challenge one another to learn in community," and to be "enlivened and transformed by encounters with one another, by the exchange of ideas, and by the life of faith and learning." Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college are encouraged to express their views, model "good disagreement" and engage in respectful dialogue.

Being intentionally inclusive

Being intentionally inclusive

The following article is reprinted with permission from Gabe Twedt '10, and is part three in a series on inclusive language and representation in the classroom. It was originally published on April 25, 2019 as a post in his Viking Talk blog.

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From "Revelations of Divine Love" by Julian of Norwich.

In search of Julian

Learn how Professor Brooke Joyce's upcoming sabbatical project will focus on Julian of Norwich, and how her writings, theology, and legacy have made an impact on his life.

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Professor Jim Martin-Schramm's granddaughter, Anna Rose

We Rise: Climate Justice Week

Learn why Professor Jim Martin-Schramm is so passionate about climate change and what events are taking place at Luther as part of Climate Justice Week.

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Andy Hageman, Associate Professor of English

Critic, Coder, Poet, Mind

Read about the new assignment Professor Andy Hageman is doing with students in his Science Fiction Film course and how he hopes it will exercise their capacities for poetic imagination and algorithmic coding.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Overcoming challenges

Read about Visual Media Fellow Nathan Riley, what he values most about the work he produced this past year, and what has made the biggest impact.

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Char Kunkel, Luther College professor of sociology

Education is activ(ist)

In this article, Professor Char Kunkel explains how the best teachers help students see multiple ways of thinking and the consequences of various positions, decisions, and ideologies. From there, students are given a choice to decide who they want to be and the kind of world they want to live in.

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Gereon Kopf

Diversity at Luther?!

Hear from religion professor Gereon Kopf as he discusses the learning opportunties that will take place at the upcoming interfaith forum, scheduled for April 4-6, 2019 at Luther College.

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Lenny and co. in Ha Long Bay

Vietnam: Final Post

In the penultimate blog in the Stability and Change in Vietnam series, Lenny Myrah, a Vietnam veteran and Luther class of 1963 alum, reflects on his time abroad with participating students this past January Term.  

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