'Searching for Sappho' by Philip Freeman, Luther College professor of classics

'Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet'

For more than 25 centuries the poems of Sappho—the first female writer in literary history—were all but unknown. A few brief quotations preserved by ancient Greek and Roman authors kept readers wanting more throughout the ages. Philip Freeman's "Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet," provides readers with translation and interpretation of all of Sappho's surviving poetry.

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Preacher Moss teaser

Luther College SAC Spotlight presents Preacher Moss Feb. 19

Preacher Moss, a writer for both "Saturday Night Live" and "The Damon Wayans Show," comes to Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, with a thought-provoking show on racial understanding and racial interaction. He will perform in Marty's, located in the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

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Heidi Bludau

'Nursing Professional Identity' lecture at Luther College

Focusing on the professional identity of nurses and other healthcare workers, cultural and applied anthropologist Heidi Bludau will discuss the global migration of healthcare workers at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in Valders Hall of Science Room 362 on the Luther College campus.

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Celtic Nights teaser

Luther College hosts Celtic Nights Feb. 25

Bringing to life the story of the fight for Irish independence, the music and dance ensemble Celtic Nights will perform as part of the Luther College Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

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SearchParty Teaser

Luther College to host SearchParty Feb. 15

Jazz band SearchParty will present a guest recital at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther College campus. The band was formed after trumpeter Benje Daneman was commissioned to create a musical work based on the use of light in the Bible. Through his collaboration with other musicians, the 45-minute jazz suite "Light in the Darkness" was brought to life.

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'Identity and the Academy: Embracing Change' lecture Feb. 16 at Luther College

Is self-actualization a uniquely human process or do systems, such as academic institutions, follow a similar path? From their respective disciplines of chemistry and social work, Luther professors Brad Chamberlain and Britt Rhodes will discuss what they see changing and remaining the same in their lives, disciplines and institution. The lecture, titled "Identity and the Academy: Embracing Change," will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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Justin Knoepfel teaser

Luther College to host violist Justin Knoepfel Feb. 20

The Luther College music department is pleased to host Luther alumnus Justin Knoepfel in a guest viola recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. Knoepfel will give a lecture, "Discerning a Vocation in Music," at 6 p.m., following the recital, in the Choir Room of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

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Rebecca Boehm Shaffer

Luther's Rebecca Boehm Shaffer to perform horn recital Feb. 13

Featuring the works of German composer Johannes Brahms, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, Luther College adjunct faculty music, will perform "An Evening with Brahms," a horn recital, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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Gospel Sunday teaser

Gospel Sunday worship service Feb. 14 at Luther College

Luther College Ministries will host its annual Gospel Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The community is invited to attend the service. The guest preacher will be Khalid Moussa Foster, a teacher, scholar and activist, committed to the cause of racial justice.

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Josh Black exhibit

Luther College to host artist Josh Black

Reflecting on transitional experiences, artist Josh Black attempts to visually create how these experiences impact our lives in his installation, "Let Go." Using wood milled from trees on the Luther campus, including trees that were removed when the Center for the Arts was constructed, Black is creating an installation using an art gallery as his visual stage. The installation, which will include an audio component, will be on display Feb. 13–March 8 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther College campus. The public is invited to view his installation as a work in progress throughout the week of Feb. 8.

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