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.

Stephen Flagel

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A First Practice

Welcome to the Luther family Coach Fleagle! We're excited to hear how your "First Practice" goes and what we might be able to learn from your "Last Lecture" someday.

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Linnea Peterson, Luther College class of 2018


Life after Luther

Life is pretty good from the perspective of recent Luther grad Linnea Peterson. She gives us five bits of intel that she's learned in her few months post-grad that could be helpful not only for current and prospective students... but also for those of us who work with them, teach them and yes... you who parent them too!

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Charlie Langton and his Thanksgiving family.


Giving thanks for Decorah folk

Thought it was time to take a minute and thank Decorah folks for all they do... and since we can't thank them all individually, Director of Media Relations Julie Shockey Trytten wanted to at least thank one (or two/three).

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"War of the Worlds" poster preview


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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