2000's

Did You Know?

  • Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

  • 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.  

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.

  • The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.

  • 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.

  • Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!

2001 to 2005 – The Luther Spirit Campaign exceeds its goal of $2.5 million to repair and renovate the High School Campus’s buildings and grounds. Generous gifts from alums Gavin Semple (HS'63) and Merlis Belsher (HS'53) for repair of the gym immediately make it possible for the College to work on planning a new gymnasium.

2003 – Celebration of the 90th anniversary of Luther College is held in Melville, Saskatchewan.

2004-2005 – Total receipted charitable donations to Luther College this year exceeds $1 Million, the largest amount ever receipted in a single year.

2005 – Dr. Bruce Perlson is elected President, the first President who is also an alumnus of the school.

2010Dr. Bryan Hillis (U'78), Professor of Religious Studies at Luther College at the University of Regina, is named President.

2010 – The University Campus launches a new motto for the campus: “Think deeply. Act passionately. Live faithfully.” The High School Campus maintains the original motto of Luther College: “Quality education in a Christian context.”

2012 – After eighteen months of strategic planning, it is decided that the High School will begin a $17.3-million-dollar building and renovation program wherein a new gymnasium, Fine Arts classrooms, and Student Commons Area will be constructed with major renovations also occurring in the heritage gymnasium and locker rooms. Upgrades to electrical, HVAC, and other utilities are also initiated. The fundraising campaign accompanying this construction project is entitled A Time to Build, from Ecclesiastes 3:3.

2012 – The student body at the High School consists of 76% who are Canadian, 19% who are international, and 5% who are First Nations.

2013 – The Luther Residence at the University Campus consists of 48% international, with the majority of students coming from China, Nigeria and Brazil.

2013 – On October 10-13, 2013, Luther College celebrated “A Century of Faithfulness” in Regina, Saskatchewan. The festivities included the annual Luther Lecture featuring Dr. Martin E Marty and celebration banquet including guest host Brent Butt.