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.

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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Moving beyond tolerance

What needs to be done to create a campus climate where every student feels valued? Luther College student Rebecka Green discusses how the campus-wide sit-in this spring provided a glimpse of what the future can be.

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"All I know is what I know and I try really hard not to be certain of that."


Fevers of Unknown Origin

Professor Breitenstein gives us what he hopes his response would be to a student asking for extensions due to that student's experience with anxiety and depression; reminding us, "All I know is what I know and I try really hard not to be certain of that."

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Viola Niyizigama

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A Reminder to Myself

Luther sophomore Viola Niyizigama pens a reminder to herself as she closes out her second year at Luther. This poem was originally performed at the BTQ talent show, March 16, 2018.

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