CIES Weekly News, Oct. 17-23, 2021


  • The Office for College Ministries is seeking students that would be interested in serving as conversation partners about multifaith engagement and support at Luther. College Ministries supports the campus community in its diversity of faith traditions and spiritual commitments. If you are interested in these sorts of conversations, please email [email protected] or fill out this google form.
  • Schedule a brief 15 minute meeting with Josh to check-in and learn more about how CIES can support you! Click here to schedule a meeting.
  • CEPE-Student Orgs. Collaboration: The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement aims to extend conversation beyond the classroom. If your student organization is planning any events (such as lectures, guest speakers, conferences, book groups, etc.) we would like to partner with you!!! Let us know how can we help you by filling this form! Our aid could be financial, facilitating a space (our office is in Olin 214), offering guide or resources to achieve your goals and our mission, and in many other ways. Questions? email: [email protected]
  • International students: Remember that it is a violation of your F-1 visa to work more than 20 hours per week when classes are in session. Doing so could result in your status being terminated, so please ensure that you are not in this position.
  • Call for Projects for Peace Proposals! The Projects for Peace program encourages students to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world’s most pressing issues. If selected, students/student groups receive $10,000 to carry out their project during Summer 2022. Along the way, students increase their knowledge, improve skills, and establish identities as peacebuilders and changemakers. Compelling past projects have addressed one or more of the following: contributing to conflict prevention; ameliorating conditions leading to violence and conflict; building on shared attributes among differing groups; fostering diplomacy; promoting economic opportunity and entrepreneurship; finding creative ways to bring people together to promote common humanity; and starting/leveraging community initiatives or infrastructure projects to rebuild communities. Interested in learning more? Contact Jon Lund, [email protected], to discuss the proposal process, budget development, and timeframe. Proposals are due January 17, 2022.
  • Did you know that as part of its efforts to continuously improve the campus climate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Luther has a bias response form? If you experience any discrimination and or harrassment because of your identity(ies), please report using this form Luther College Bias Incident Report Form  
  • Wintlett would love to check in with as many new students as her schedule can accommodate now until the end of the semester. Each check in would be about 15 minutes. Interested? Email [email protected] to schedule a mutually convenient time.


  • Dance Party: Fiesta Latina! Join Latines Unides, SAC, Res Life, and Ballroom and Swing for a night of fun! Come to Marty's on October 23rd from 7:30-9:30pm for Latinx music and good times! All are welcome! Bring a friend and show off your best dance moves! We hope to see you there! Want to hear your favorite song at the dance? Email Evelyn Montoya with any questions or your song request! ([email protected]).
  • Movie: "Who is Dayani Cristal" & "Hostile Terrain 94" Exhibit Tour will be held on Fri., Oct. 22, 2021from 6pm-8pm in Valders 206. Find more information here!
  • Interested in pursuing a career or graduate study in the field of public policy and/or international affairs? Join the Public Policy & International Affairs Program on Tuesday, October 26, from 10-2pm PT / 1-5pm ET to connect with more than 50 public policy and international affairs graduate school programs, fellowships, and employers at our FREE Virtual Fall Public Service Expo! Click here to register for FREE!
  • You are invited to Endeavor Together - Fall Semester Edition! This overnight camping trip (with non-overnight options) will take place Saturday October 23rd - Sunday 24th, with a shuttle departing Luther at 1:30pm on Saturday, and returning to Luther at either 11:00pm Saturday night, or 12:00pm on Sunday. This event is a great opportunity to connect with fellow students, and will center around community building and intentional conversations about identity. Be ready to hike, participate in team building activities, and make s’mores! All camping equipment will be provided, just bring any personal items you may need, and a positive attitude! Open to new and returning students. Sign up to join this adventure on this form. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
  • Join Asian Films Mini Series with Professor Gereon Kopf! Wednesday, 11/03, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Olin 102: "This Corner of the World": Sunao Katabuchi's anime about an 18 year old woman who tries to make ends meet in Hiroshima in 1945.
  • International Students, you are invited to join a hiking excursion to Effigy Mounds during fall break, on Tuesday October 19. Transportation and lunch provided. Please see the attached invitation for more information and to sign up!
  • A time of silent meditation is held weekly on Tuesdays at 5:15 in the CFL, on the second floor, Room 205. Questions? Email: [email protected]
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