In this devotion, Brenda Ertl ’99 M.Div. reminds us that we are all tasked with carrying the Good News to others. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for June 2022
New Chosen Name Policy
Luther Seminary recognizes that some of its students use names other than their Legal Names to identify themselves. To that end, the Seminary is implementing a new Chosen Name Policy. This policy designates which Seminary systems and communications will use Chosen Name and which will use Legal Name. In all cases, Luther Seminary will use Chosen Name in all systems, communications, and interactions unless there is a legal or regulatory requirement to use a student’s Legal Name.
At the same time we are rolling out this new policy, we are also introducing two new forms to facilitate changes to student name and identity information stored in Seminary systems.
Chosen Name, Gender, and Pronouns Change Form
The Chosen Name, Gender, and Pronouns Change Form allows students to change the Chosen Name, Gender Identity, and Pronouns on file with Luther Seminary.
Chosen Name will be used in Luther Seminary systems and communications as designated in the Chosen Name Policy.
A student’s Gender Identity will appear in all Seminary systems and reports that include Gender.
A student’s Pronouns will be stored in Seminary systems and will be displayed in Moodle beginning August 20, 2022.
Legal Name and Legal Sex Change Form
The Legal Name and Legal Sex Change Form allows students to change the Legal Name and Legal Sex on file with Luther Seminary.
Legal Name will be used in Luther Seminary systems and communications as designated in the Chosen Name Policy.
Legal Sex is maintained in Luther Seminary records, but is only used for Federal student financial aid interactions that require a student’s sex assigned at birth.
All information included in this communication can also be found on Inside Luther Seminary on the Name, Gender, and Pronoun Changes page.
Students with Existing Preferred Names and Alternate Names in Moodle
If you have already designated a Preferred Name during the admissions process or at another time, or if you have entered an Alternate Name in Moodle, you will receive an email in mid July with instructions on how to update your Chosen Name to reflect your Preferred Name or Alternate Name.
The Chosen Name Policy and the new forms are rolling out on June 30, 2022. Luther Seminary systems will be updated with Chosen Names and Pronouns by August 20, 2022.
If you have questions about the Chosen Name Policy or the new forms, please email Chris Jacobsen at email@example.com.
Gullixson Parking Lot Closed for Repairs on Friday
The Gullixson parking lot (off Luther Place, shared with Zvago) will be closed for repairs from 10 a.m. until approximately noon this Friday, July 1. The lot will reopen when repairs are complete. The Olson/Bockman lot (off Fulham) will be open.
God Pause for June 29: Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16
In this devotion, Brenda Ertl ’99 M.Div. reflects on our covenant with God through Christ. Read today’s God Pause.
CPE Opportunities With Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Gundersen’s CPE program has some unique learning opportunities that could enrich any CPE training students may have already completed or the initial CPE experience. The generous support of the Gundersen Medical Foundation and Gundersen Partners provides tuition reduction and stipends for the CPE participants in order to foster the pastoral education of the communities we serve. Students who are interested in participating in any of these unique and transformative forms of CPE education and ministry should visit Gundersen’s Clinical Pastoral Education page.
Community Potlucks in July and August
Mark your calendars! We will have community potlucks 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, and Wednesday, August 17, in the OCC Coffee Shop. Bring a dish to share.