Winter 2011

Did You Know?

  • Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.

  • Luther College offers Bundles and Bundles Plus programs! Bundles and Bundles Plus are groupings of courses hand-selected by our academic advisors to help set new students up for a successful first semester.

  • The Luther College Residence is a great place for student athletes; it’s conveniently located and comes with a great meal plan.

  • Luther College offers year-round campus and residence tours as well as one-on-one enrollment counselling.

  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. Luther students are U of R students and receive a U of R degree.

  • Luther students can sign up for the UR Guarantee program - get a guaranteed job after you graduate!

  • Luther College opened the first residence on campus in 1971, and is still a “home away from home” to students: meals, laundry, and lifelong friendship included.

  • The Luther College Residence hosts multiple social events and programs throughout the year, such as Christmas Dinner, International Night, Mardi Gras, and Karaoke Night.

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