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Luther College welcomes Nebraska Wesleyan to Iowa Conference

Luther College welcomes Nebraska Wesleyan to the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as the conference expands to nine member institutions. In a press conference Monday, July 20, IIAC officials announced that Nebraska Wesleyan University accepted an invitation to join the conference beginning the 2016-17 academic year.

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Weston Noble Alumni Choir 2015

Weston Noble Alumni Choir presents final reunion concert at Luther

The Weston Noble Alumni Choir, with several combinations of parents and children, siblings and cousins, will gather in Decorah starting July 26 for its ninth and final reunion and concert. The choir, representing Luther classes 1949 to 2013, will meet for five days of intense rehearsals culminating in the final reunion concert that features a performance by award winning tenor Eric Cutler, Luther class of 1999.

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Jesse Hitz Graff

Luther College senior Hitz Graff selected to complete summer research on use of aluminum oxide in microelectromechanical systems

Whether building a pyramid or designing an engine, friction has long been a prominent factor in human innovation. Inventors must take into account the effects of friction on materials. Jesse Hitz Graff, Luther College senior of Winona, Minnesota, is experimenting with aluminum oxide to determine how the compound fares when friction is taken into account in certain technologies.

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John Doorenbos

Luther College senior Doorenbos selected to complete summer research on mathematical models for vaccinations

When a large enough portion of a community becomes vaccinated and eliminates the risk of a disease outbreak, that community gains herd immunity. John Doorenbos, Luther College senior from Grinnell, Iowa, has been selected to do collaborative research over the summer to formulate a mathematical model to understand what proportion of individuals in a community need to be vaccinated in order to gain herd immunity. His research focuses on how the particular structure of the community affects the proportion of immune individuals required.

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