Call for Abstracts

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit 200-word abstracts for presentations at the second annual Luther College Faculty Research Symposium, to be held on the Luther College campus on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  "Research” should be understood to include creative work and community/social work, and “faculty” might also include Luther community members who are doing research or outreach work that supports Luther’s academic climate in important ways.

If you attended the first annual Faculty Research Symposium last year, you know how many interesting conversations and presentations took place there; what a wonderful opportunity it was to engage with and support one another's artistic and scholarly identities. (View last year's program)

We plan to present another such interdisciplinary cross-section of the creative and scholarly endeavors going on here at Luther to all members of the Luther and Decorah communities, particularly students; each panel will include colleagues from multiple disciplines.  Therefore, your presentation should be pitched at an intelligent nonspecialist audience. We encourage you to consider this less a “conference paper” for other specialists in your field than an opportunity to introduce students and colleagues at Luther (as well as non-Luther community members) to your work and its connections with other fields.  You might choose to present finished products or end results of your work; you might also choose to show the process of researching or developing work, which could be particularly useful for aspiring students in those fields.  Each presentation on a panel will be approximately 12-15 minutes long, with time for Q&A following.

 The Faculty Research Symposium will be held on campus on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Please submit your abstracts to by Friday, October 3.

 Thank you for your interest and participation!


The FRS Steering Committee (Andy Hageman, Holly Moore, Ben Moore, Todd Pedlar, Amy Weldon)