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  • SSS Workshop Series Continues

    Friday, November 16, 2012

    The SSS Workshop Series has continued with interactive and informative topics, including

    •    eSsential Study Skills
    •    Students Gone Wild
    •    Finding and Winning Scholarships


     ⇛  We have one final workshop this semester:
             Staying Healthy

             Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 9:45 a.m.
             Hovde Lounge

    Sign up in the SSS office or email by 5:00 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26th!

    Details, photos, power point and links inside for the completed workshops.  Read more...

  • SSS Workshop Series

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    This year SSS is providing additional opportunities for you to participate and learn!  Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores are creating and expressing . . .

    *details, upcoming dates and handouts inside! 

  • Dependable Strengths Workshop

    Monday, December 19, 2011

    Tuesday, Jan. 10th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    ~ You can still sign up in the SSS office or by emailing by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 6th. ~

    SSS and the Career Center present a way to find your path through “Dependable Strengths.”

    You can find out how the good experiences in your life connect to college majors and careers by coming to the Strengths Articulation Workshop facilitated by Keley Smith-Keller, Ed.D. director of the Luther Career Center.

    You will learn how to articulate your strengths by examining your life’s good experiences.  You will also learn how to apply your strengths as you consider a college major or career option.

    Cookies and fruit will be provided. 


  • Luther student at Ming Tombs, China

    Make Study Abroad A Reality

    Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Monday, Feb. 13th 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

    Learn how to make study abroad a reality for your budget and schedule!

    Representatives from the Center for Global Learning and Financial Aid, along with faculty, will share information about how you can study abroad.  Also, SSS participants who have previously studied abroad will discuss their experiences, insight, tips and suggestions for making it work for you.  Come with questions!

    Sandwiches and Beverages will be provided. 

    study abroad homepage blurb 


  • Kick Off to Finals Pizza Party

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Come De-Stress with SSS!  

    The SSS mentors are hosting a pizza and board game night to help everyone unwind before finals.  All SSS students are welcome to drop into Hovde Lounge on Friday, December 9, from 5-7 pm.  

    Pizza Party 

    Pizza, beverages, door prizes and cake (in honor of Cheryl’s birthday) will be provided.  We’ll have games, but if you have one you think would be fun, please bring it!  

    Please RSVP to by December 7th!

  • Upcoming Events

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Have you checked out all of the great upcoming events you can participate in as a member of SSS?

    Take a look at the online SSS Calendar for dates & times.  

    More details are coming soon for every event and look for detailed promotions in the SSS office!  


  • Winning the Money Game

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    “I was an adrenaline junkie for about 6 months and scuba dived, jet-boated, bungee jumped, sky-dived, did stand-up comedy, and rolled a Jeep Cherokee end over end (4 times) going 70 mph. . . Then my wife told me I had to find a new way to engage my endorphins so now I speak for a living. Way safer.”     Adam Carroll

    Adam Carroll is coming to campus Thursday, September 22nd to teach Luther students how to achieve financial success during his fun and energetic program, Winning the Money Game! This event is open to ALL Luther students and required of all students eligible for an SSS Grant. Sponsored by SAC Diversity, Student Support Services, and the Financial Aid Office!

    Winning the Money Game

    Thursday, September 22
    7-8 p.m.
    Valders 206

  • Save the Date

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011

    BBQ & A

    Wednesday, October 5

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.  

    Peace Dining Room

    First Year Students:  Please save the date for a chance to have your questions answered by a panel of professors and returning students.  We are planning on . . .


  • We Need Your First-Year Feedback!

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011

    Student Support Services will begin a mentoring program in the fall of 2011, but first, we need your input.  What do you wish you had known when you started college?  Are there things you might have asked a peer that you didn’t want to ask your SSS advisor?


  • Soup's On

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Mark it on your calendar! The next Soup's On is scheduled for November 18, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Farwell Lounge! Soup's On is a collaboration between Student Support Services, the Luther College Diversity Center, and the Luther College Woman's Club. Soup's On is an informal gathering over homemade soup and  Read more...

  • SSS Course for Participants!

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Student Support Services will be offering GS-110 during the spring semester.  GS-110 is a 2 credit, 7 week college success course and is recommended for all first year students, particularly those who are wanting to improve their academic performance. The course is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:45-2:15 p.m. in Preus Library.  Read more...

  • Magic of Saving

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Student Support Services will present “The Magic of Saving” on Wednesday, November 3 from 6-8 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. Following dinner, students will learn about money management strategies from local Luther alumni and friends. Financial planners, bankers, accountants, and other financial experts will be on hand at various stations to discuss timely topics, including:

    • “Give Me Some Credit” – You have heard about the importance of building and having good credit. But what does that mean and how do you do it?
    • “Deter, Detect, Defend” - The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 10 million Americans (1 in 4 people) have their identities stolen each year. Find out how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
    • “Money Pitfalls” – Find out what college students - specifically Luther students - would do differently if they could, when it comes to money.
    • “Check This Out” – Are you keeping your receipts but don’t know why? Learn how to get organized when it comes to your checking/debit account.
    • “The Dark Side of Debt” – Learn when it’s appropriate to take out loans and why it’s dangerous to use credit cards as a method to borrow money.
    • “How to Become a Millionaire” – Don’t think you can be one? Think again!