Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

The Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series is open to all alumni, parents and friends of the college. The Lunch Connection is a monthly luncheon and speaker event hosted by the college. It is a great chance to network and socialize with others in the Twin Cities area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.

Friday, February 5, 2016

69° North—A Luther Grad's Adventures in the Arctic and at Home
Rachel Peterson '04, Speaker

Rachel Peterson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but grew up in the air-conditioned city of Duluth. At age 17, Rachel set out on a year-long high school exchange experience in the Norwegian city of Alta. Upon returning to the United States, she attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, majoring in anthropology and minoring in sociology. As the 2004 recipient of the Luther College Wigeland Scholarship, Rachel again set her course for Norway after graduating from Luther and received her master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Centre for Peace Studies at the University of Tromsø in 2007. After completing her degree, she worked as Regional Director for Save the Children in Norway for six years before returning to Minnesota in 2013. She has worked as Program Manager for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum and is currently the Program Director at Norway House in Minneapolis.

Event Information

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet luncheon begins

12:00 p.m. Presentation
1:00 p.m. Event ends

$15.00 per person. Please register online.

The Center for Changing Lives
2400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 879-5200

The dates for the academic year 2015 - 2016 are:
Friday, October 2, 2015
— President Paula J. Carlson
Friday, February 5, 2016
Rachel Peterson '04, Chief Program and Marketing Officer, Norway House
Friday, March 4, 2016
Dr. Joseph Bodensteiner '64, Retired Surgeon, Rhinelander Medical Center
Friday, April 1, 2016 —
Aaron Hafner, Head Football Coach, Luther College

Planning Committee:

Jim Boyce '64, Carol Tomer '79, Scott Searl '94, Dave Seidelmann '94, Pete Newburg '97, Joel Sommers '03, Marcia Metzger, and Dan Waarvik '68