Junior Letter

Spring 2018

Dear Parents of Luther Junior Students,

We bring you greetings and news of your Luther College Parents Council. It is hard to believe that one year from now many of us will be preparing for a graduation!!

Campus News
There is always something going on at Luther! Visit luther.edu/news to see what is happening on campus!

Strategic Plan
Luther’s Board of Regents voted in February to approve a new strategic plan: “Inspired. Empowered. Engaged.” The new five-year plan is designed to make Luther more dynamic and innovative in its support of the 21st-century liberal arts student. Expect to hear more about the exciting changes ahead as we begin implementing the plan.

Upcoming Decorah events
Decorah is a busy place! Check your 2018 calendars and consider making plans to attend these upcoming events:

Oneota Film Festival, April 19-22 (oneotafilmfestival.org/)

Nordic Fest, July 26-28, (nordicfest.com)

Be sure to check out visitdecorah.com for area hotels, B&Bs, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping. Downtown Decorah is abuzz with activity!

Tours (for parents, too!)
Luther’s Alumni Office coordinates and/or promotes a number of travel tours each year (luther.edu/alumni/tours). Upcoming tours in 2018 include Nordic Choir Companion Tour to Germany and Czechia (May-June 2018) and Sicily and Malta (October 2018).

Many events are held throughout the nation for alumni, parents, and friends of Luther College. Information can be found at luther.edu/alumni/events. Contact the Alumni Office at 563-387-1861 with questions about events or tours.

January Term
During J-Term 2018, 286 students and 29 program leaders participated in one of Luther's 17 courses around the globe. Although it's impossible to keep up with everyone, these blogs are designed to provide glimpses into our students' adventures. You can find J-Term course blogs at luther.edu/jtermblogs2018 and regular Luther student blogs at luther.edu/admissions/student-blogs.

Support your student with a gift to Luther
You support your Luther student in many ways during their years at Luther (moving in, moving out, tuition, room, board, study abroad, care packages, quick check-in texts, etc) and we know that higher education is a big investment. Over the years, dedicated parents, just like you have gone above and beyond to support current and

future Luther students with a gift to the college. In this spirit, we encourage you to invest in the future of Luther College with a gift to the Luther Fund. Your donation, of any amount, will go a long way toward showing your student (and all Luther students) that you believe in them and in Luther College. When you donate to the Luther Fund, you support scholarships, financial aid, music tours, student groups, intramural sports, student/faculty research, well-kept residence halls, well-equipped classrooms, a beautiful campus, and so much more! Visit givenow.luther.edu to give online or use the enclosed response card. Thank you! We are most grateful for your support.

Wishing you a wonderful spring!

Dave and Ann Finger

P.S. Please know, lists for each class letter are generated by the number of credit hours a student has earned, not by senior, junior, etc. status. If you would like to receive a different class letter, please contact Annette Laitinen at 800-225-8664 or [email protected].

Junior Class Parents Council Members:

David Finger and Ann Hayden-Finger
Sun Prairie, WI
(608) 837-5294
[email protected]

Kevin and Jody King
Grayson, GA
(770) 864-1575
[email protected]

Daniel and Naomi Palmquist
Cloquet, MN
(218) 879-8339
[email protected]

Scott and Mary Peters
Mankato, MN
(507) 386-0186
[email protected]

Benjamin and Elizabeth Stewart
Western Springs, IL
(708) 784-9491
[email protected]


Spring 2018
May 21-24 Final Exams
May 27 Commencement

Fall 2019
Aug. 29 Fall Semester Begins
Sep. 21-23 Family Weekend
Oct. 12-16 Fall Break
Oct. 26-28 Homecoming
Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving Break
Nov.29 – Dec. 2 Christmas at Luther Performances
Dec. 10-13 Final Exams