LC Women's Basketball vs. Wartburg College
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January 25: Winter Carnival
The Mission to Guatemala will be sponsoring this day full of family fun and games. The proceeds will go toward the mission trip planned for 17 Luther students this spring. While on this trip, their goal is to help support a community after school program in Guatemala.
January 29: Men's Basketball vs. Buena Vista University
The men's basketball team will be playing Buena Vista University at home. The game will start at 8:00 in the Regents Center
February 6: Distinguished Lecturer: Nicholas Carr
The technology, economics, and culture writer, Nicholas Carr, will be giving a lecture in the Center for Faith and Life at 7 p.m. He has written several books that have been highly recognized and have also been translated into more than 20 languages.
Luther College Museum Studies students work on a project
Career Center Update
To learn more about the services offered, visit the Career Center's website.
Olivia Brooks '16 with her PAL during Christmas in the Union
December 2013
Note from the editor
Rachel Brummond '15
This month may be the last time I will see snow until next winter! This semester I have the incredible experience of working, studying, and living in Washington, D.C., through the Lutheran College Washington Semester program. The climate here is balmy compared to the Midwest. Luckily, I am able to continue creating and editing this newsletter from the D.C. metro area! That shows some of the amazing benefits of technology and how we at Luther are incorporating it into the lives of students every day--even if they are on a coast! In this edition of the Parent Newsletter we have a spotlight on the Diversity Center, as well as some exciting news for a few Luther students, and an exciting new program to help Luther become more sustainable while simultaneously helping the community. If you'd like to read past issues of the Parent Newsletter, we are now archiving them. As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us at
Message from Corey Landstrom, vice president and dean for student life

Happy January!


It is the dawn of a new year 2014- or at least that is what the calendar suggests. Will 2014 be a significantly different year for students or a continuation of 2013? A former colleague of mine advised us to consider the following:


Do you have 10 years of experience or one year repeated 10 times?


This prompt has stuck with me through my professional career, and I think that if students considered this question in the context of four years, they might make better decisions about building a broad portfolio of experiences and learnings to help them identify their future careers and discern their multiple callings. READ MORE...

Spotlight On:
The Diversity Center
Luther College's Diversity Center is dedicated to the promotion of understanding and celebration of the diverse population of students that exists on Luther's campus. It hosts events such as the Ethnic Arts Festival and Black History symposium. In addition to hosting these special events, the Diversity Center also sponsors heritage months throughout the school year. It also provides specific services for international students at Luther, including a new-student dinner. The center has brought and will continue to bring a larger appreciation for diversity on Luther's campus and around the world.
Multimedia Feature
Life at Luther College
This video produced by Jaimie Rasmussen '14 and Katie Switzer '14, with music by Ashley Heffernen '15, is an excellent example of what life at Luther is truly like for many students. Check out other Luther College Visual Media pieces on Luther's YouTube Channel.
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Michaleen Melby '15 creating art during the Ultra Mega Mega art show
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Luther students Katie Hale and Michona Johns receive prestigious study abroad scholarships
Katie Hale '15 was awarded the Castaneda Scholarship for her study abroad experience in Paris, France. Michona Johns '15 also earned the Gilman International Scholarship, which will go towards her study abroad in Malta.
Cafeteria to Community program a success.
This fall Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities and Dining Services launched the Cafeteria to Community program. The program is designed to get unused food out to people in need in the Decorah community. Students package up the food and deliver it to the local food pantry.
'An Interior Life' art exhibit by Travis Head
Virginia artist Travis Head will have his exhibit at Luther College from January 15 until March 7. He will be on campus for an artist talk on February 27. The exhibit features the artist's experiences and 'personal mythology.'

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