Ideas and Creations

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in the posts on the Ideas and Creations blog are solely the view of the author(s). Luther College's mission statement calls us to "embrace diversity and challenge one another to learn in community," and to be "enlivened and transformed by encounters with one another, by the exchange of ideas, and by the life of faith and learning." Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college are encouraged to express their views, model "good disagreement" and engage in respectful dialogue.

Oslo's Barcode District, distinct for its modern architecture.

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Discovering our Norse …

In this article, Professor Maren Johnson discusses her recent study away course in Norway and shares how it helps students engage in questions related to the topic yet challenges their conceptions about the country.

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In front of the statue of Lord Byron at the Borghese Gardens.

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There is Life in this Cemetery

Join Luther students on their adventure of retracing the steps of Mary Shelley through England, Switzerland, and Italy while she composed her famous novel Frankenstein (1818) amid a whirlwind of personal turmoil, important friendships, and significant travel.

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Our class at the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins.

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Clothed And Afraid

Read how students studying in Belize are learning about environmental communication and the public sphere with particular focus on the significant role of eco-adventure tourism. In this post, Sam Woollums '20 shares experiences with jungle hiking, canoeing, Mayan Ruins, zip-lining, and the environment.

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Grace Huber, blog coordinator

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17 Shows in 21 Days!

Grace Huber '20, a senior with majors in music and theatre, shares a post about her J-Term course where she will study English theatre which is among the richest in the world in its variety and depth.

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A photo from a Pete Buttigieg house conversation event.


Political Discussions 101

Many of us often enter a political conversation with a one-sided approach. In this article, Professor Emeritus Paul Gardner presents helpful insights and skills to make these conversations more possible and productive.

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