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.

Matias Parada '22 takes photos at the Decorah Farmers Market to create engaging social media posts.

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Are Unpaid Internships Worth it?

Is working for free worth your time and energy? In this post, Matias Parada '22 shares what he's learned this summer and how it's impacted his major, career, and relationships in the community.

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Camp Assistant Adrienne Clefisch molding a raccoon track with a camper.

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For Kids Who Love the Wild…

As a longtime camper herself, Adrienne Clefisch '23 knows that Discovery Camps are for exploring, learning, and making new friends. As a camp assistant this year, she gained even more - a confirmation of a potential vocation and greater appreciation of the natural world.

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Meet Carl


Meet Carl.

Read how Assistant Professor Aaron Lurth worked on a collaborative research project with a student to create humorous images that captured moments in time where he felt anxious, uncomfortable, and out of place.

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Juneteenth, since 1865

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What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth celebrates a significant turning point that has sparked other turning points in the struggle of black Americans for genuine freedom, writes Professor Guy Nave. It is a reminder of the strength and power of black perseverance and a source of strength for continued perseverance.

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