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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Judith Saxton

Luther College to host trumpet soloist Judith Saxton

Judith Saxton, trumpet, will perform a guest recital, featuring Luther College faculty artists Miko Kominami and John Cord, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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Jeffrey Chipps Smith

'Martin Luther and the Reformation's Artistic Challenges'

Internationally recognized scholar Jeffrey Chipps Smith will deliver a lecture titled "Martin Luther and the Reformation's Artistic Challenges" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Olin 102. The lecture addresses why critics of the Roman Church targeted art, how art became a potent weapon for attacking religious adversaries, the Reformation's impact on artists and Luther's role in the creation of a new, specifically Lutheran art. The lecture serves as the college's 2017 Gerhard Marcks lecture.

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Alex Sekora

Luther College junior Sekora interns with Iowa Senate Democrats

Luther College junior Alex Sekora of Denmark, Wisconsin, served as a summer communications intern for the Iowa Senate Democrats in Des Moines. Sekora, son of Jim and Carole Sekora, graduated from Denmark High School in 2015. He plans to graduate from Luther in 2019 with majors in political science and management.

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Lynne Hart

Lynne Postudensek Hart presents a program of Eastern European music Sept. 17

Lynne Postudensek Hart, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, in collaboration with Jessica Louise Paul, piano, Patrick Smith, guitar, and Richard Wagor, bass, offers an evening of Eastern European music at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music's Noble Recital Hall on the Luther campus. Paul, emerita of Luther, accompanies Hart on classical pieces while Smith, Wagor and Hart comprise the Roots of Rhythm Trio.

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Anna Barton

Luther sophomore Barton selected to research French Huguenots

In 1685, hundreds of thousands of Huguenots were forced to flee France attempting to seek refuge in other countries. Anna Barton Luther College sophomore of Eagan, Minnesota, researched the lives of French Huguenots to create a game based in 17th and 18th century Europe for her summer research project at the college.

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