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Kate Elliott

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Get lost

Get lost. Words of wisdom from Kate Elliott, assistant professor of art history at Luther and self-proclaimed queen of getting lost, who tells folks to get lost in order to find the rhythms of the neighborhood and understand the spirit of a place.

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Music in Duino

This month, four Luther music faculty (Spencer Martin, Andrew Whitfield, Jessica Paul and Brooke Joyce) are teaching in Duino, Italy, as part of the second annual International Music Festival of the Adriatic. Joyce's blog post speaks to the inspiring environment in which to make music with a 15th century castle next door, a beautiful view of the sea out the back door, and dramatic cliffs that lead down to the rocky beach.

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Joy Conrad, Instructor in Modern Languages and Literatures

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Life-changing writing

Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died Wednesday at her home in North Carolina. Joy Conrad, Luther instructor of modern languages and literatures, tells what it has been like to teach Angelou's autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," at Luther.

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Practicing inclusive pedagogy

Sheila Radford-Hill, executive director of the Diversity Center, talks about the importance of validating students for who they are, which "invites them to think through the complexities and contradictions inherent in a complex understanding of the world."

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What do our beliefs say about us?

Guy Nave, Luther College associate professor of religion, highlights the socially constructed nature of beliefs and belief systems, and how they say far more about us than they do about the "gods" we claim to accept or reject.

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