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Commencement moved inside

Commencement update: As of 7 a.m. Sunday, May 24, Commencement 2015 will be held in the Regents Center Main Gym. Because the ceremony will be held indoors, only four tickets will be valid per graduate; other attendees are invited to view the ceremony on a large screen in the Center for Faith and Life.

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Stratis Giannakouros

Luther awarded grant by ASIANetwork-Freeman Foundation

Luther College was awarded a $45,290 grant from ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows Program to support a collaborative summer research experience. Luther is one of eight recipients for the summer 2015 program, funded by the Freeman Foundation.

The grant will fund an opportunity for six Luther students and two Luther faculty to study urbanization in Hetou, China. The group will travel to Hetou on May 26, to spend four weeks on field research for their collaborative projects. Students will gather information in the form of interviews, focus groups and observations with migrant workers, villagers and local officials for research topics including urban planning, river population, migrant workers and education.

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Learning to Drive with Ms. Ruby

Luther College alumna and Decorah local, Ruby Hermeier, lovingly referred to as "Ms. Ruby" by her pupils, has spent the past few years offering driving lessons to eager-to-learn Luther international students. In the past four and a half years, she has helped 40 Luther students obtain their driver's license.

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Kolek awarded Karen Julesberg Scholarship

Luther College sophomore Kalinda Kolek has received the Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship, created by Karen Julesberg of Madison, Wisconsin, Luther class of 1960, benefits Luther students involved in Student Support Services, a federal TRIO program sponsored by Luther since 1973.

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Emily Holm

Luther's Holm and Kovacovich named Peace Scholars

Luther College juniors Emily Holm and Katie Kovacovich have been selected as Peace Scholars for the 2015-16 academic year. The pair will spend seven weeks this summer studying peace and conflict resolution in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway.

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Luther football continues educational experience in Norway

The Luther College football team has been in training this spring, running sprints, perfecting tackles, learning new plays… and reading history, studying culture and learning bits of a new language in order to travel to Norway and Denmark May 26-June 3 for an educational and athletic experience.

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Local advocate receives national award

America Walks, a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities, announced today that Ann Mansfield, R.N., M.S.N. and project coordinator for NE Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative, has been awarded a Walking College Fellowship.

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Luther College seeks Friendship Families

The International Student Friendship Family Program is seeking individuals and families in the Decorah community to help Luther College's incoming international students adjust to life at Luther College and in the United States.

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Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra perform May 23

The Luther College Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform together in the Saturday Music Showcase at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 23, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Ultimate

Luther College ultimate teams spin-off from conference wins

The quintessential sport of college students across the United States, hardly a fair-weathered day goes by on any campus without Frisbees flying through the air. However, as a few select Luther College students have shown, they are willing to go above and beyond what is a casual game for many others. The three teams of the Luther Ultimate Flying Disc Association competed at ultimate conference playoffs April 11-12 in Ames, Iowa. The men's teams, Pound and Lufda, advanced to regionals and competed April 25-26 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The women's team, Freya, advanced to nationals for the first time in the team's history. They will compete May 16-17 in Rockford, Illinois.

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