Luther College receives $2 million gift from Birkestrand family for Regents Center renovations

“Athletics is what brought me to Luther,” said Dennis Birkestrand. “They showed an interest in me when I was a high school player, and without that, I probably wouldn’t have gone to college. I feel strongly about encouraging Luther to always have a very strong athletic program.”

November 10, 2023
cheerleader at a football game

Luther College has shifted its Homecoming dates to October 25-27, 2024.

November 3, 2023

Every five years since 1943, Dorothy (McMillen) Anderson gets dressed up and makes it over from her hometown of Mabel, Minnesota, to attend Luther College’s Homecoming and class reunions. Even at 101 years old, she wasn’t going to stop that tradition, so she came to Decorah for the Luther reunion luncheon Oct. 7.

October 16, 2023

Luther College President Jenifer K. Ward is proud to announce the 2023 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented to alumni or individuals with strong connections to Luther College who have exhibited admirable service to society in areas such as education, government, the arts, business, church, labor, industry, agriculture, research, medicine and community affairs.

October 9, 2023

Luther College announces that three alumni will begin service on committees for the Luther College Board of Regents beginning in October: Mark Lovelace, class of 1996, Andrew Carney, class of 2001, and Lisa Small Steinbauer, class of 1988. As committee members, they will contribute their expertise on resource development and management, investment and campus life.

September 29, 2023

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.

August 31, 2023
Aerial summer time photo with river in the foreground, athletic fields and academic buildings in the middle ground, and and city of Decorah in the distance.

The three Luther alumni “represent a forward-looking mindset with a love and respect for the way their own Luther experience shaped them,” said President Ward.

July 13, 2023
Two female musicians hold a banjo and a zither.

“This season highlights one of Luther’s core values: understanding ourselves and the world by being both grounded and global,” said Kristen Underwood, director of campus programming.

June 30, 2023
Amanda receives her award on stage at commencement.

Weber has pursued her calling as a musician while working in service to her community. One Voices of Hope singer said, “We are given many tools at Shakopee, but none have healed me like music.”

May 31, 2023

Luther College has awarded the inaugural Joy Tlou Memorial Award to Mychal Shed ’23.

March 29, 2023