Academics News

Students from St. Benedict School with Luther students Ian Adams and Miles Wilkie and Jacqueline Wilkie, professor of history.

Luther College Preus Library receives National History Day award

Luther College's Preus Library received the Outstanding Library and Archives Award as part of the 2017 National History Day state contest, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The award, also known as the "Kids Count" award, honors Preus Library with contributing the most to the work of young historians in the National History Day contest.

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Isak Swanson

Luther senior Isak Swanson accepted to attend Summer Seminar series

Luther College senior Isak Swanson has been accepted to participate in the Summer Seminar series hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies, a nonprofit educational organization. At the weeklong program, held at Bryn Mawr College, Swanson will have the opportunity to explore issues in the classical liberal tradition of thought alongside top academics and fellow students.

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Luther students Frie and Kime awarded Karen Julesberg Scholarship

Luther College sophomores Anneleise Frie and Lily Kime have each received a Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship, created by Karen Julesberg of Madison, Wisconsin, Luther class of 1960, benefits Luther students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO is a federally-funded program providing holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students' academic success, personal development and sense of community.

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Øyvind T. Gulliksen

Luther College to award honorary degrees

Luther College will award honorary degrees to John A. Nunes, former president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief, and Øyvind T. Gulliksen, professor emeritus of American literature and culture at the University College of Southeast Norway, at Luther's Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 21, in Carlson Stadium on the Luther campus.

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Luther to celebrate Commencement May 21

Luther College will celebrate Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21, in Carlson Stadium when President Paula Carlson will confer the Bachelor of Arts degree on Luther's class of 2017. John A. Nunes, president of Concordia College–New York, will give the commencement address.

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Hans Becklin

Hans Becklin '14 wins Wentz Award

Luther College alumnus Hans Becklin has been selected by the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic to receive the 2016 A.R. Wentz Prize in American Lutheran History. Becklin was selected for his paper titled "Herbjorn Gausta's Good Shepherd (1895) at First Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa: Printed American Visual Culture as Painted Norwegian-American Propaganda."

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Mohamed Amine Belarbi

'Unleashing the Entreprenuer Within Us'

Award-winning media, e-commerce and cybersecurity entrepreneur Mohamed Amine Belarbi will deliver a lecture titled "Unleashing the Entrepreneur within Us" at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in F.W. Olin Building Room 102 on the Luther College campus.

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