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.

"War of the Worlds" poster preview

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What we learned from OTR

Professor Joyce goes into detail on the sound behind Luther's 2018 recreation of Orson Welles' historic 1938 broadcast of "War of the Worlds," and how sometimes it is the space between the sounds that causes us to learn the most.

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Luther College Chips, Oct. 1, 1924

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The Correct Attitude

In honor of Homecoming week we're delving into Chips editorials that are nearly 100 years old. The following text, "The Correct Attitude," is from Volume 41, Issue number 12, dated Oct. 1, 1924, authored by W. O. Rindahl, Luther class of 1925.

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Professor Elliott prepping for the swim portion of Ironman Boulder.


'Kate Elliott; you are an Ironman.'

Professor Kate Elliott just finished Ironman Boulder, crushing the swim portion, and finishing hearing the words, "Kate Elliott; you are an Ironman." Read on for her encouragements to other women thinking about competing in/completing an Ironman.

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