Luther College announces Handshake executive Christine Cruzvergara as 2024 commencement speaker

Head shot of Christine Cruzvergara wearing a magenta shirt

Cruzvergara is recognized as an agent of change and an expert on strategies that create equitable student career success outcomes.

March 15, 2024

Hongxiao Yu, assistant professor of management at Luther College, won the inaugural Excellence in Collaboration Award this year for forging connections between the college and Decorah businesses like Impact Coffee, Pulpit Rock Brewery and the Landing Market. 

February 14, 2024

Luther College’s Hongxiao Yu, assistant professor of management, is the first recipient of the Excellence in Collaboration Award from the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce and Luther College for her active role in helping local businesses. 

January 23, 2024

Twenty-three students from Luther College Model U.N. attended the conference, with some representing Malta and others representing Niger. Norton won the Outstanding Delegate Award for her representation of Malta in the International Telecommunication Union.

January 15, 2024

Dr. Mark Potvin, conductor of Norskkor, the Luther choir for first-year tenors and basses, will crisscross Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin engaging choral communities and high school music programs as the #NorskkorNomad.

December 27, 2023

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’s Justin M. Sprung, an assistant professor of psychology,  co-authored Personnel Psychology, a comprehensive and accessible textbook that delves into the psychological principles behind human resource practices.

October 2, 2023

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.


September 20, 2023

Luther College’s website ( 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.

August 25, 2023
Students sit in a row, smiling at the camera.

Ten Luther College students presented papers at the annual conference of the Sigma Tau Delta national honors society in Denver, March 29-April 1.

May 8, 2023