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Luther's green roof

Luther's green roof continues to thrive

After nearly a year of growth, the green roof installed on Luther College's Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories is alive and kicking. Surviving through a harsh, record-breaking winter, the roof has already proved the hardiness of its plants and will continue to show its ecological and social advantages in the years to come.

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Luther College begins pre-college environmental studies program

As one of the top green colleges in the nation, Luther College will host its first pre-college program for environmental studies July 27-Aug. 2. The program, a fantastic learning opportunity for high school students interested in the environment, will also feature a presentation by National Geographic Explorer.

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Weston Noble

Weston Noble Alumni Choir concerts in Decorah and Austin

The Weston Noble Alumni Choir will gather in Decorah starting July 20 for its eighth reunion and concert. The choir, representing Luther classes from 1949 to 2013, will meet for five days of intense rehearsals culminating in two concerts. The choir will give performances in Decorah, Iowa, and Austin, Minnesota, this year.

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Matthew Busche '07 is riding for Trek Factory Racing in the 2014 Tour de France. (Photo by Emily Maye)

Luther grad on Tour de France 2014

Riding in his first Tour de France, Matthew "Flip" Busche, Luther College class of 2007, is excited for the opportunity and impressed by the start of the 101st "le Tour." "I'd be lying if I said the reception here in Yorkshire for the 'Grand Depart' wasn't impressive. I've never seen so many people lining the road. The noise has been deafening," Busche said after stage one of the Tour de France. 

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Karen Dallenbach and Michael Bartels

Two Luther employees named Staff Excellence Award recipients

Luther College staff members Michael Bartels and Karen Dallenbach have been named the recipients of the Luther Staff Excellence Award for 2014. Bartels and Dallenbach were recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation Day on June 4. The Staff Excellence Award recognizes exemplary performance by staff members who consistently excel in their positions and demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to the mission and values of Luther.

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New Luther College responsive website

Luther College announces responsive website launch

Over the past year, Luther College has seen a 70.44 percent increase in mobile traffic and a 46.12 percent increase in tablet traffic to the main website, www.luther.edu. In order to ensure that users who visit the college's website using a mobile device have the same great experience as desktop users, the college invested resources in designing a responsive website.

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