Jon Wee, Luther College class of 1988, and his juggling partner Owen Morse, otherwise known as The Passing Zone, will perform on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tuesday, Aug. 23. The live semi-final show begins at 7 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Award-winning and critically acclaimed author Karen Joy Fowler will speak about her novel "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" as she gives the Luther College Opening Convocation address on Thursday, Sept. 1. Convocation begins at 9:40 a.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus.
In May 2016, Luther College installed a Chargepoint Electric Vehicle Charging Station behind the F.W. Olin Building. Luther will host Chris Schneider, president of Honda Motorwerks of La Crosse, Wisconsin, from 2-3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 12, in the Library Parking Lot behind Luther's Olin Building, to discuss the benefits and environmental impact of having a charging station on campus. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Early childhood is the ideal time to establish healthy eating habits. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has granted Luther College's Center for Sustainable Communities $300,000 to be used over the next two years to provide support to early childhood care environments in northeast Iowa.
Luther College President Paula Carlson has announced the appointment of Terry Sparkes, Luther associate dean and associate professor of religion, as dean for institutional planning and mission at Luther. She will begin her new duties Aug. 15.
According to the latest research by Luther College Professor Loren Toussaint, people who are more forgiving can better handle stress. In a recent Time Magazine article, "Forgiving Other People Is Good for Your Health," leans on research by Toussaint originally published in the Journal of Health Psychology.
Luther College held commencement ceremonies for the class of 2016 Sunday, May 22, in Luther's Carlson Stadium.
Luther College celebrated Commencement May 22 with a memorable weekend including the awarding of the college's Young Alumni Award and the Jenson Medal, and was capped off with an inspiring address by Alexandra Cousteau--granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau.
Returning after a 40-year hiatus from art, Winneshiek County artist John K. Hall has a new exhibit, "DEEP NOTICING: Four Poems, Four Poets, Four Prints," on display on the third floor of Preus Library on the Luther College campus.
Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, or FFI, is accepting applications for the 2016-17 AmeriCorps positions.