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Luther College Dance Marathon Donut Dash 5K Oct. 1

Luther College Dance Marathon will host its annual Donut Dash at noon Sunday, Oct. 1 The race starts on the edge of the Luther campus, with check-in and registration in the Decorah Municipal Pool parking lot. Participants may register at tinyurl.com/yc59m6af. The 5K run ends at Baker Commons where runners are greeted by hot chocolate and coffee.

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Vanessa Mendez

Luther senior Mendez interns at San Diego Children's Discovery Museum

Exploring her passions in art and design, Luther College senior Vanessa Mendez of San Diego, California, interned in marketing over the past few months at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum in Escondido, California.

Mendez, daughter of Megan and Carlos Mendez, graduated from Rancho Buena Vista High School in 2014. She will graduate from Luther in spring 2018 with a major in art.

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Flip FabriQue

Center Stage Series: Flip FabriQue presents 'Catch Me' at Luther College Sept. 30

Delighting audiences of all ages as they tumble, juggle and bounce their way through a captivating performance, circus company Flip FabriQue presents "Catch Me" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the CFL Main Hall. "Catch Me" is a high-energy performance that involves a mix of theatre and acrobatics, featuring experienced performers who have all worked with esteemed companies around the world such as Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize.

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Luther senior Hughes at summer internship with Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Luther senior Hughes completes internship at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

Abbie Hughes, Luther College senior, completed a summer internship with the aquatics department of the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Originally from Aitkin, Minnesota, Hughes graduated from Aitkin High School. She is the daughter of Don and Cathy Hughes of Aitkin, Minnesota. In her internship, Hughes was responsible for the care of harbor seals, California sea lions, polar bears, African penguins and tufted puffins. Hughes gained an appreciation of zoos and their conservation efforts through the internship opportunity. In the future, Hughes would like to help conserve animal species facing extinction or threats due to climate change.

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