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  • 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.

  • Luther students enjoy personalized one-on-one academic advising: our academic advisors are here to help you from registration to graduation.

  • The Luther Library has over 18,000 items in its collection, 3,000 books checked out per year, and 6,000 students who come through its door per month.

  • 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 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.

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

  • Luther grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony

LCUR Graduates Impress at Spring 2017 Convocation

June 8, 2017 has come and gone, marking the end of yet another school year and bringing with it the usual suspects: much excitement, tearful goodbyes, fifty-four new additions to the Luther College alumni family (which is now at over 3,500), well wishes to our Luther College graduates, (who collectively received a total of fifty-seven degrees/certificates), and a great deal of Luther pride. And that “Luther pride” was in full effect thanks to our gifted LCUR graduates who made certain that there was no shortage of it at the University of Regina’s Spring 2017 Convocation Ceremony.

Our most sincere congratulations go out to the LCUR students – recognized for their outstanding achievements, and representing Luther well at the UofR’s  Ceremony: Judith Bjorndahl, daughter of Luther College Board of Regents member, Janet Bjorndahl, took home the Dr. Robert M. Agnew Memorial Award; Megan Bri-Anne Koot, who also served her fellow students as a Peer Chaplain in the final year of her undergraduate degree, was the recipient of the Barbara Gleiberman Prize in Religious Studies; Britney Anne Laturnus was awarded the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan Gold Medal in Geography; and Roberta Maria Wallace was recognized with the W.A. Riddell Award in Media, Art and Performance.

Roberta also treated her fellow graduates to an incredible musical performance at Luther’s Convocation and Celebration Ceremony, which took place just prior to the UofR’s Ceremony. On the fiddle and joined by Justin Easton (U’16) on guitar, Roberta demonstrated for her peers precisely why she was the recipient of the prestigious W.A. Riddell Award in Media, Art and Performance.  

The LCUR Celebration, always a favourite among the faculty, staff, and students, saw a packed Rex Schneider Auditorium where beaming family members snapped pictures of their graduates crossing the stage. The graduates were ushered in by the talented Dr. Barbara Reul, LCUR Professor of Musicology, who played the graduation processional, and the room was blessed by LCUR Chaplain, Pastor Sean Bell, who delivered the Invocation. Dr. Bryan Hillis officially kicked off the ceremony with the President’s Greetings, and Academic Dean and Professor of Religious Studies, Dr. Franz Volker Greifenhagen, gave the Dean’s Welcome.

Always the focus of the occasion is, of course, the awarding of certificates to our graduates, but this year’s ceremony, in particular shared the spotlight with Dr. Mary Vetter, LCUR Professor of Biology, who delivered an emotional, heartfelt, and very personal Address to the Graduands. Weeks away from retirement, and about to embark on a new phase of life herself, Mary’s words were evidently said for the benefit of her own spirt, as much as for the graduates.

As Pablo Picasso said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”  We hope that our graduates have spent their time here at LCUR finding their gift, and will head out into the waiting world to give it away. And to Dr. Mary Vetter, we extend our heartfelt thanks for giving away so much of her gift here.