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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Dintaman prepares to record a 'how to' video explaining how to use the light board.


    In this post, Professor Jeff Dintaman shares how teaching in the midst of COVID-19 is a lot like doing improv theatre.

  • Savannah Deters '22

    Documenting Refugee Experiences in Iowa

    Read how Luther student Savannah Deters adapted her summer research to the pandemic, what she learned, and why it was such a transformational experience.

  • Give Yourself a Pat On the Back

    Give Yourself a Pat On the Back

    In this post, Professor Emeritus Paul Gardner reflects on what's changed over the last year and how we've all learned to respond in a resilient way.

  • Olivia Steffl '21 is shown practicing her flute with instrument-specific protective equipment known as a"sock."

    Life as a Music Student During a Pandemic

    Luther senior Olivia Steffl shares what it's like to practice music and social distancing at the same time, how she and other students have adjusted, and her reflections on the college she chose.