Luther College News
Amy Weldon, Luther College Professor of English, published Advanced Fiction, a textbook that offers a comprehensive and innovative guide for undergraduate students or any writer looking for direction, on Aug. 24.
The multi-instrument quartet Invoke will open the Center Stage Series at Luther College on Friday, Sept. 29. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall,.
Luther College nursing major Duong Truong, class of 2024, spent his summer researching a Buddhist hospital in Taiwan and helping set up nursing school scholarships for Catholic nuns in Vietnam.
Anniken Huitfeldt, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, will give a lecture on Luther’s campus at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The talk is free and open to the public.
The Luther College Writers Festival returns to campus this month, featuring the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Ross Gay as the keynote speaker. In addition to Gay, the festival will feature a broad coalition of 18 writers publishing in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The festival begins Friday, Sept. 22, and ends Saturday, Sept. 23.
Tom Altier, who graduated in 2023 with a double major in computer science and mathematics, was the first Norse athlete to earn this achievement since 2017 and the fifth cross country and track and field runner in the program’s history.
“It’s an exciting time for Luther, where we have launched a new core curriculum that fosters skills-based learning as well as engagement with the local and global communities for each student,” said Karen Hunt, vice president for enrollment management at Luther.
Audrey Fashimpaur, class of 2023, studied Mandarin Chinese. She was one of 500 students – both undergraduate and graduate – from across the country selected for the program this year.
The new Luther College curriculum includes fewer required credits and gives students more flexibility to pursue their interests and passions within their Luther education. It also fulfills the college’s goals to provide a more skills-based curriculum.
Luther College’s website (luther.edu) received the Award of Excellence in the category Website Redesign at the 29th annual Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards is an annual competition recognizing the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and design.