Studium Excitare

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Studium Excitare is a quarterly academic journal dedicated to the translation of confessional Lutheran writings, focusing on the teaching of today's Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Studium Excitare is published by the students and alumni of the confessional language (German and Latin) program at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, along with contributions from students at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Formed in 2003 by a small group of students, the journal is now an official publication of Martin Luther College.

History[edit]

In 2003, a small group of students at Martin Luther College decided to form a publication in which they could publish articles about Lutheran doctrine. After two such issues, the focus of the journal was shifted exclusively to the translation of German and Latin writings.

The original editors wanted the journal to continue to serve the campus even after their graduation. As a result of their efforts, the college adopted the publication as the official journal of the confessional language studies at MLC.

Currently, a new student editor is chosen each year by a steering committee and three faculty advisers.

Beginning in 2009 a Studium Excitare scholarship will be granted each year to one student contributor who demonstrates outstanding efforts at translation.

Title[edit]

"Studium Excitare" is a Latin phrase that means "to arouse zeal." The phrase is often used in historic Lutheran writings. The title reflects the journal's mission to motivate current and future students, as well as alumni, to use their academic language skills for ongoing study and research.

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