Spring Break

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” — John F. Kennedy Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, Spring Break is hours away! This mid-semester break gives us all a chance to reflect on our early semester accomplishments and prepare for the weeks to come. No exams, no presentations, no classes, and no lectures […]

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Christmas

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. John 8:12 Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, now is the darkest time of year. But it is also — here and all around the world — the […]

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Now Is The Time For Our Light

“God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.” — Martin Luther Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: As a Christian university imbued with a Lutheran ethos, we believe that we are saved not by works but through the undeserved grace of God. Yet, we also know this does not mean good works are […]

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Terra Nova

Dear Valpo Community, There is a theme that runs through the soundtrack of the musical, “Hamilton:” the world turned upside-down. As I listen to that musical motif, I wonder what it might have been like in those early days during and immediately after the American Revolution, when everyone found themselves in unchartered territory, making the […]

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Christmas

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: On that first Christmas night, the shepherds in the fields near Bethlehem settled into their normal evening routine, watching over their sheep. Then, unexpectedly, they were overwhelmed and surprised by a host of angels who proclaimed the birth of Christ. In the gospel of Luke, the author writes, “Do not […]

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End of Year — Faculty

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” — Coretta Scott King Dear Colleagues, As the academic year draws to a close, it is important to set aside time to reflect upon what we have accomplished. While we certainly faced challenges this year, this community of learning […]

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