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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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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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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 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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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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Hip-hop scholar Tricia Rose to speak on 'Making Black Lives Matter' Feb. 11

Luther College's Africana Studies department is celebrating Black History Month with a visit by hip-hop scholar Tricia Rose, professor of Africana Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. Rose will deliver the lecture, "Making Black Lives Matter," at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, with a reception to follow.

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Created by two Grand View University students, the emotionally gripping documentary “Highway 6 and Moscow” details a young woman's journey back to the scene of a deadly accident from which she was rescued some 20 years ago.

Oneota Film Festival announces selected films for March 2016 event

A university student searches for the two heroes who saved her from drowning as an infant. A Swedish man conquers all 178 peaks of the storied Jämtland mountain range. A young British man and his wife cope with the onslaught of early-onset Alzheimer's. These are just a few of the "stories" from near and far that attendees of the 2016 Oneota Film Festival will have the chance to experience March 4–6 at Luther College.

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'Shape-Shifting Identities' Religion Forum lecture with Gereon Kopf Feb. 9

In times of change and uncertainty, human minds turn towards the age-old questions that have plagued them since the beginning of human thought. Who are we? Why are we here? And what are we here for? Gereon Kopf, Luther College professor of religion, will discuss how we develop identities and their psychological, political, moral and religious dimensions at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

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Luther College V-Day to present benefit performances Feb. 12-14

To raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls, 26 Luther students will present three benefit performances of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 12-14. The performances include heartwarming, funny, poignant and at times heartbreaking stories of women across the globe.

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Luther College Symphony Orchestra to perform Feb. 7 at Luther College

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life at Luther College. Three Luther College students from Decorah are members of the orchestra; junior Emily Alcock on the violin and first years Gabrielle Bruns and Madison Ihde on the viola and trumpet.

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