Professor Martin Klammer spent his spring '14 sabbatical as a visiting scholar with the Diversity Studies Center at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
On Sunday, May 25, the whole college gathered to congratulate all the graduating seniors.
An online exhibit of Lauren Kientz Anderson's research about Juliette Derricotte's life and ideas went up this month at OutHistory.org, a website devoted to LGBT history.
Lauren Kientz Anderson recently received the welcome news that she is a recipient for the 2014-2015 Margaret Storrs Grierson Scholar-in-Residence fellowship.
Lilliana Petsch-Horvath, a senior Luther major in Africana Studies and sociology, is spending her last semester in South Africa. She's keeping a fascinating blog about her journeys.
Martin Klammer, Luther professor of English and Africana studies, is on sabbatical and volunteering at Children of Fire, an organization that helps child burn survivors throughout southern Africa. This is one of his journal entries, including photos of some of the children Martin is working with.
First year student Miriam Sellers is a student in the J-Term course AFST/HIST 185 "Free at Last: The Global Anti-Apartheid Movement" with Professor Lauren Kientz Anderson. She was one of the readers of the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" earlier in the day on January 20, 2014 and then attended Henry Richardson's lecture, "From Birmingham's Jail to beyond the Riverside Church: Martin Luther King's Global Authority," that evening.
In response to the lecture, she wrote the following:
Lauren Kientz Anderson offered some reflections on Luther's "Ideas and Creations" blog after the public reading of Martin Luther King Jr's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."
Join us! Africana Studies and the Diversity Center are sponsoring a public reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" on January 20th all throughout the Luther campus and within the Decorah community. Everyone is welcome to join as a reader! To sign up...
Henry Richardson of Temple University Law School will deliver the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day talk on January 20, 2014 in Valders 206 at 7:00 pm. His address is entitled "From Birmingham's Jail to beyond the Riverside Church: Martin Luther King's Global Authority." Throughout the day, he will meet with students at select classes. To accompany the lecture, Luther students and Decorah community members will read "The Letter from a Birmingham Jail" at several places on campus and in town (to participate, please visit this website).
Professor Richard Mtisi will present his paper, "'They promised that the fences would be torn down' Nationalist Politics and the Struggle over Natural Resources in Southeastern Zimbabwe, 1960s-1970s" at Macalester College Monday, December 2.