Building Peace

Esther Bitijula head shot on the right and Mansur Kasali Headhot on the left. Both against a gray background.

Two Luther students received $10,000 grants for innovative community-centered projects. 

April 29, 2024

Luther College will host Master Zhongxian Wu, a Chinese martial artist, calligrapher, and musician, from April 9–28. During his time on campus, he will lead workshops that are open to the Decorah community. 

April 9, 2024

Luther College’s Center for Ethics and Public Engagement (The CEPE) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of David Lynch’s “The Straight Story,” with a free screening and discussion with one of the film’s stars in early April. The film is based on the true story of Alvin Straight of Laurens, Iowa, who rode his lawn mower tractor across the state and part of Wisconsin to reunite with his estranged brother. 

March 27, 2024

Gnome is where the heart is for Luther College’s Giving Day, which  returns for its ninth year on Thursday, March 7. The annual event aims to celebrate the Luther community while raising  money for the Luther Fund, Luther’s unrestricted current fund that supports all students, faculty, staff and community endeavors on campus

February 20, 2024

Luther College will host a Green Dot Bystander Intervention Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Peace Dining Room on the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union. The workshop is open to all Decorah area community members to learn strategies for preventing interpersonal violence in the community.

February 5, 2024

Luther College will host Dream Week to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 10–19. Events, activities and community outreach are planned throughout the week to remember King’s work and legacy and to examine the state of racism, bias, inequity and injustice in the world. 

December 21, 2023

During the day on Nov. 16, student-athletes from each sport reached out to alumni, family members and other supporters of Norse athletics through text messages. Lara Welter, a senior Norse softball player and mathematics major with a concentration in secondary education, had the chance to connect with alumni who played softball, in addition to her former coaches.

November 17, 2023

Luther College is hosting and co-hosting a series of events during Climate Justice Week, April 17–22, 2023.

April 12, 2023

Since the program’s inception in 2014, more than 80,000 pounds of food has been donated to local organizations to address hunger.

December 8, 2022

Everyone is invited to learn more about candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot by attending the Luther College Local Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27.

October 13, 2022