"From the 150+ Sorlien family members who attended, I wish to thank the Luther College Summer team for making our 4 day family reunion perfect. Baker Village is an ideal space for housing family members who are reconnecting. The gathering spaces (Shirley Baker Commons, CFL Recital Hall, and Peace Dining Room) were ideal for informal gatherings, a family church service, and our gala finale dinner. We appreciated the responsiveness of the Summer Team that arranged last minute AV support, the Security Department that promptly and cheerfully unlocked doors when keys were left inside, and the Baker Village Housekeeping team that kept our venue in fine condition throughout the reunion. Finally, thanks to the food service group that provided fresh, locally sourced meals in the cafeteria and catered our wonderful finale dinner. Our reunion was a 10 on a 10 scale!!"
Susan Sorlien - Sorlien Family 100th Year Reunion
"Participants of our annual Willow Gathering come from all over the country and they love Luther's facilities and Decorah. The Luther staff is responsive and helpful and the Baker Village area serves our conference purposes well. Thanks for helping to make our so event successful!"
Lee Zieke Lee, Director - Willow Gathering
"Many thanks to Mike Anderson and his team at Luther College Conference services. We have appreciated the flexibility of the spaces at Shirley Baker Commons and Baker Village, as well as the fantastic coordination by Mike and his team. From housing to airport shuttles to so many other things, he makes it easy to plan a week-long event from a distance. We love holding our event at Luther College and being in beautiful Decorah in the summer."
Rachel Vagts, Director - Archives Leadership Institute
"Running camp made simple . . . Thank you Luther College for the perfect setting for my youth running camp. Planning a camp for children age 11-14 is not an easy task, so many things to think about; food, lodging, wifi, amenities, weather, activities . . . Luther College's event services was an amazing help. One call to Michael Anderson at Luther set the wheels in motion. I told him the numbers, he helped plan the rooms, the meals, and the amenities needed. All the hard stuff was taken care off so I could focus on what I do best, running with kids. Thank you again for making the camp a huge success, see you again next year!"
Coach Loran Storts - Ultimate Warriors Running Camp
"Our 'unofficial' alumni reunion group has been convening every summer since we graduated in 1998. We have been coming 'home' to Decorah for quite a few years now, and being able to utilize Luther's summer housing has been fantastic. They provide a cost effective and easy solution for a group of 40-50, including children, that allows us to create a flexible schedule for our weekend. Luther allows us the ability to stay together as a group in an environment conducive to gathering and spending time together. This weekend is a highlight of our year for all of us!"
Nathan Ersig - Class of '98 Alumni Reunion Group
“Luther College has been an outstanding host for the Global Youth Institute for the past 10 years. Last summer the staff at Luther College organized leadership training on their challenge course, arranged transportation to Seed Savers, invited professors to instruct our group on environmental issues and solar energy initiatives, and provided classrooms for our programming. The dorms were nicely furnished and the cafeteria meals were excellent. The best part of going to Luther is the support staff are eager to provide to make this a great experience.”
Tom Forsgren - Director, Global Youth Institute