Bio 487 Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets regularly during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.
Luther College senior Katrina Okerstrom from Decorah, Iowa, was awarded a $30,000 graduate fellowship from the R.J. McElroy Trust.
Luther associate professor of biology Beth Lynch, was awarded a $4,980 grant from the Iowa Science Foundation in August 2013. The grant is allowing her to document the occurrences of rare plant species and habitats in Iowa to better observe the impacts of ongoing environmental changes, including invasive plant species, deer herbivory and climate change on rare plant taxa and communities.
Luther College recently installed Kirk Larsen, Luther professor of biology, as the Russel R. Rulon Endowed Chair in Biology.
Forty-second Annual Sherman Hoslett Homecoming Lecture
Three Luther College professors explored the links among Earth, the environment and culture during a seminar in Italy this summer. Anita Carrasco, Beth Lynch and Matt Simpson participated in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest-Mellon Seminar for Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning.
Luther College will host the 14th Iowa Prairie Conference with the theme "Prairies on the Edge" July 18-20. This is the first time the conference, which moves to different sites in Iowa, will be held in northeast Iowa. The conference is open to anyone interested in prairies and is attended by a broad mix of prairie enthusiasts, educators, students, researchers and land managers.
Luther College junior Alexander Greiner of Fairfield, Iowa, has been granted a $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship based on academic merit. He is one of 271 students to receive the scholarship out of a pool of 1,107 candidates.
The 2013 Iowa Prairie Conference is coming to Luther College July 18-20.
Baack is tenured and promoted to Associate Professor, Enos-Berlage and Carlson are promoted to Full Professor.
The 41st annual Sherman Hoslett Lecture sponsored by the Luther College Department of Biology each Homecoming featured Wendy Stevens, a 1969 Luther graduate talking about the 100 year history of Biology at Luther College.
Entomologists currently and formerly in biology at Luther College win awards for excellence in research and teaching at the North Central Branch meetings of the Entomological Society of America.