Luther College Senior Spotlights

With the 2024 Commencement just around the corner, we’re celebrating the graduating class with Senior Spotlights.

May 13, 2024

Five Luther College seniors attended the annual Sigma Tau Delta Convention in St. Louis from April 3–6. The students, all English majors or minors and members of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society, presented work on topics like George Eliot’s “Middlemarch” and queer identity in literature, in addition to original fiction and poetry. 

May 6, 2024

Beginning with the cohort entering in fall 2024, Luther College nursing students will spend their senior year working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, rather than their junior year, to ease the transition into professional nursing after graduation. 

April 22, 2024
Grace head shot; she wears glasses and a head band in her hair.

Grace Lawrence, a senior at Luther College, is majoring in social work because she wants to help vulnerable populations. She’s spending her last semester in Washington, D.C., learning more about the social work field through an internship.

March 21, 2024

More than 500 Luther students made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester.

January 10, 2024

Elizabeth Steding, Luther College professor of German, published GDR Literature in German Curricula and Textbooks: Exploring the Legacy of GDR Authors, 1985-2015. “I have been intrigued by the GDR since I was in college, and textbooks play an important role in my life as a teacher, so this project really combines two interests of mine,” said Steding.

November 13, 2023

Luther College student Clara Wodny, class of 2024, won a $2,000 Study Abroad Scholarship from Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. Wodny is currently studying away at the University of Nottingham in England.

October 20, 2023
In the art center, two students sit at a desk with computers, looking at the ArtHaus director.

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.

August 30, 2023
Professor Pedlar stands next to two students, consulting with them over a computer

“At Luther, we have a long tradition of preparing students for a future in the various disciplines of engineering,” said Todd K. Pedlar, professor of physics. “In our new program, we’ll serve such students even more completely.”

June 21, 2023
A student leans over a table. Tablecloth on the table says Phi Beta Kappa and shows the golden key of Phi Beta Kappa.

Luther College is one of a select group of private liberal arts colleges in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization. 

June 5, 2023