Winter 2011

Did You Know?

  • Small classes = big advantages. As a federated college, Luther College classes are typically smaller. This allows for students to connect with their profs and classmates.

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

  • Luther College welcomes students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.

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

  • ALL U of R students including Luther students can take Luther courses.

  • 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.

  • All programs at Luther College offer study abroad opportunities. As an affiliate of the U of R, we have partnerships with 450 universities across 70 different countries.

  • Luther students can register in Arts, Science, or Media, Art, and Performance degree programs. All degrees are awarded by the U of R.

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


Jennifer Arends, on behalf of the Impetus editorial board