Winter 2011

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  • Luther College students are eligible for nearly $100,000 in academic awards – in addition to scholarships and bursaries awarded by the U of R.

  • Luther College appeals to students who want to study in a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment. We welcome students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientations.

  • Luther College is recognized for its high standards of teaching, focused research, and one-on-one academic advising. We value and protect this heritage of excellence in scholarship, freedom of inquiry, and faithful seeking after truth.

  • The Luther Library has over 24,000 items in its collection, 5,000 books checked out per year, and 7,000 students who come through its door per month.

  • Eating better means studying better. The Luther Cafeteria offers fresh, healthy, nutritious meals seven days a week with a self-serve “all-you-care-to-eat” concept students prefer.

  • The priority deadline for academic application is March 15. To book a personalized enrolment counselling appointment, contact our Recruitment Office at 1-306-206-2117.

  • Free enrolment counselling support and invaluable one-on-one academic advising are available for all programs at Luther College.

  • Smaller class sizes at Luther College means more individualized attention and better connections with your professors, classmates, and academic advisors.

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Winter 2011

“A poem is like a painting.”

—Horace, Ars Poetica

Comprising creative submissions authored by members of the Luther community, the Winter 2011 issue of Impetus features several works of poetry, one short story, and one personal reflection on time spent abroad. While the four pieces are not identical in form, each one of them achieves a kind of poetic effect, painting a picture of a place, time, feeling or experience in the minds of their readers. Some of the pieces read like pen and ink, and others like watercolour; some contain echoes of Surrealism, while others are more Impressionist. And the precise nature of each of these “paintings” depends heavily on the mental canvases their readers bring with them.

The Impetus editorial board is pleased to introduce the following four works: “Lisbon Suite” by Gerald Hill, professor of English at Luther College and renowned prairie poet; “AND IF” by Dolores Ewen, Luther student and lifelong learner; “Is This Paradise?” by fourth-year Luther student and assistant editor of The Luther Story Faye Wickenheiser; and “Responding to Mexico’s Cries” by Katie Bergman, a senior-level Luther human justice practicum student.

The editorial board wishes you happy reading and encourages you to write with comments on these or any other Impetus pieces at impetus@luthercollege.edu.

 

Jennifer Arends, on behalf of the Impetus editorial board