CIES Weekly News, February 21 - 27, 2021


  • Wednesday, February 24 - How I Left the Interfaith Movement and Found Interfaith Solidarity. 7pm, via Zoom. Dr. Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and professor of religious studies at IUPUI, will give the lecture and invite conversation on the broader theme of interfaith activism in light of his own disappointing discoveries about corporate and foundation-funded interfaith movements in the United States. He will also address how these discoveries ultimately opened the way for him to focus more of his energy on Black, Muslim and Palestinian liberation. Event link
  • Thursday, February 25 - Virtual Screening, “I Am Not Your Negro." All day, via Kanopy. Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, this film explores his writings and TV appearances and examines racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Watch on your own by finding the film on Kanopy. Event link


  • 2021 Womanist Conference (virtual), sponsored by the Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership (KGCCWL) is April 8 - 10, 2021.  Womanism celebrates more than thirty years as a prophetic social movement that takes the liberation, survival, and thriving of Black women seriously. As we look to the future, KGCCWL seeks to support Black women in cultivating new pathways for whole communities. More information here.

  • Planning to stay on campus for summer? Summer housing information now available here.

  • Changes in how CIES will be handling OPT applications spring 2021 and beyond:  Seniors who are planning to apply for OPT will now have to use the information on the website to prepare their application:
    When you are ready to file the application, you will make an appointment with Wintlett to review the materials and ensure that you have everything required. Use the checklist on the site to do your own review before making the appointment. Each appointment will be about 30 minutes.

  • Please see the lists below for lists of scholarships and grants for BIPOC students:

    Financial Resources for Black Students - This list contains over 110 scholarships, internships and fellowships specifically for black students.

    Financial Resources for Latinx Students - This list contains over 100 grants, financial awards and opportunities for Latin American students.

    Financial Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students - This list contains over 100 field-specific scholarships, internships, and community programs for AAPI students.

    Financial Resources for Native American Students - This list contains over 100 internships, scholarships, and grants from advocacy groups.

  • Follow CIES on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on the latest announcements!
    Facebook @ LutherCIES
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Catalyze at Luther

  • Join Catalyze for the FAFSA Renewal Workshop Tuesday, February 23rd from 9:45-10:45 via Zoom. We encourage you to use this time to get your FAFSA completed! Once you have filled out your FAFSA, you will be entered 3 times for a chance to win a prize. If you meet with your Catalyze coach this month, you will get entered an additional 2 times! 3 participants will be awarded a prize which include: tech gadgets, self-care gift basket, and a free drink from Impact. Luther College deadline for FAFSA is March 15th, 2021.
  • Are you a first-generation college student worried about what comes next after you graduate? The Circle of Change First Generation Student Virtual Career Leadership Conference is happening April 9-10, 2021 and is a great opportunity to help you position yourself for career success after graduation. For more information, including viewing the schedule, testimonials, and speakers and panelists, click here. If you are interested in participating, contact your Catalyze Coach and let them know!
  • Follow Catalyze on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on the latest announcements! @LutherCollegeCatalyze