Academics News

Norse Reader's Guide--Fall 2016 Edition

The Norse Reader's Guide is a reading list that spans the Luther community. For our Fall Edition, we reached out to Carly Foster, Justin Sprung, and Elaine Bossard to recommend a book that they are reading outside their academic courses or research. The recommendations are found within.

Full article

Reggie Young, Luther College class of 2016, with one of the students she is teaching in Trujillo, Peru.

Turning learning into teaching

When your cooperating teacher becomes ill and you've got to teach students who speak a different language... you lean on your Luther education to get through. Luther grad Reggie Young is turning a learning experience in Peru, into a teaching experience for the children in Trujillo.

Full article

Russ Rulon

Biology Remembers Russ Rulon

The Luther College Biology Department mourns the death of Dr. Russell Ross Rulon, Professor Emeritus of Biology, who passed away on November 22, 2016, in Decorah. 

Full article

Green, Rebecka

Luther students to lead Dakota Access Pipeline panel

Luther College students Rebecka Green and Courtney Field, class of 2019, will lead a panel discussion on the Dakota Access Pipeline following their trip to Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement in collaboration with the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, the discussion will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Valders Hall of Science Room 262 on the Luther campus.

Full article

Fatimetu Emhamed

Luther student petitions United Nations

Luther College senior Fatimetu Jatri Emhamed traveled to New York to address the United Nations Oct. 6. She spoke with the Special Political and Decolonization Committee to ask for their help with peace efforts between Morocco and her home country of Western Sahara.

Full article

Fall Opera Scenes

Fall Opera Scenes Performances

Featuring scenes from "Carmen" and "Die Fledermaus," Luther College will perform "Fall Opera Scenes" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

Full article

Steinar Bryn, Anatolii Kyryliuk

Luther to host Bryn and Kyryliuk

The documentary, "Reunion - 10 Years After the War" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the F.W. Olin Building Room 102 on the Luther campus. Following the showing of the documentary, Bryn and Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue associate officer Anatolii Kyryliuk will lead a discussion on peacemaking in the modern world. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Full article

Robert Christman

'Europa Afflicta'

Robert and Victoria Christman will give a lecture reflecting on their experience titled, "Europa Afflicta: Personal Observations on the Mood in Europe" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Shirley Baker Commons on the Luther campus. The lecture is part of the fall meeting of the Seven Rivers Fulbright Association and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Full article

Michael Luick-Thrames

Luther to host third party candidate discussion

Luther College will host a third party candidate discussion, "Perpetuating the Two-Party System: How Our System Sidelines Independent Candidates," at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Mott/Borlaug Room in Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus. The discussion, hosted by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, is open to the public with no charge for admission. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and their questions for discussion.

Full article

Rachel Brummel

"Who Do You Trust?": Rachel Brummel

Rachel Brummel, Luther College assistant professor of environmental studies, will give a 2016-17 Paideia Texts and Issues lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 1, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

Full article