2009-2010 Message from the President

Did You Know?

  • The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.

  • Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.

  • The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.

  • When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.

  • The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.

  • Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations. 

  • In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.  

  • Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.

2009-2010 Message from the President

On behalf of the staff, faculty and senior administration of Luther College, I am pleased to bring greetings from the president’s office.

As you will read in this issue of the Luther College annual report, the 2009-2010 fiscal year was a time of planning and renewal at Luther College under the leadership of President Bruce Perlson. While at the time I was a faculty member at the university campus, I remember very well the energy and care that President Perlson expended to ensure the long-term sustainability of the College. I am pleased to report that in large part because of President Perlson’s leadership, I came to the helm of a healthy and vibrant institution.

I look forward to reporting on the 2010-2011 fiscal year, which I expect to be another period of growth and exciting new initiatives at Luther College.

Blessings,

President Bryan Hillis, PhD

Luther College, Regina, Saskatchewan