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Ashley Heffernen named Fulbright English Teaching Assistant

The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Ashley Heffernen, Luther College class of 2014, to receive a Fulbright award for the 2015-16 academic year.

The highly competitive Fulbright foreign scholarship award provides funds for a year's educational experience abroad, including travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

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13th Annual Brudos Family Opera Prize

Jennifer LeDoux, Luther College senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the 2014-15 recipient of the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. She will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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Luther Art History department presents Gerhard Marcks lecture

The Luther art program welcomes Joni Kinsey, professor of art history at the University of Iowa, for her lecture, "Thomas Moran's Britain: Transatlantic Visions of the 'American Turner,'" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102 on the Luther Campus.

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Pre-concert discussion for Handel's 'Messiah' March 27

James Griesheimer, Luther College associate professor of music, will host a pre-concert discussion about Handel's "Messiah" at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 in the Mott Room of Luther's Dahl Centennial Union. The discussion, held prior to the 7:30 p.m. "Messiah" performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther College to host Dance Marathon

Luther College's second annual Dance Marathon to support the University of Iowa Children's Hospital will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday, April 18, in the Regents Center on the Luther College campus.

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Resilient Rural Communities: Community forums and conversation

The public is invited to the community forums and conversations "Resilient Rural Communities: Stories of Success and Visions for the Future," hosted by several Northeast Iowa organizations. The forums are open to the public with no charge for admission. All are encouraged to attend.

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Timothy Knepper to speak on teaching philosophy of religion at a college of the church

A majority of the content in philosophy of religion textbooks focuses on the nature, proof and problems with evil concerning a theistic God. Timothy Knepper, associate professor of religion at Drake University, will argue that philosophy of religion should not continue to be taught this way, given the great diversity of realities and religious paths. He will share ways he has used at Drake University to move beyond the old ways of teaching a theistic philosophy of religion.

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'Women, Faith and Finance' seminar April 10 in Decorah

Area women of all ages will have an opportunity to learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving at the 11th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar on Friday, April 10.

Hosted by Luther College, the one-day educational seminar will be presented 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. The program is open to the public and coincides with Decorah's Women's Weekend Out.

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Esther Bauer guest lecture March 31

"Live each day, have fun and be a human being" is the motto that Esther Bauer decided to follow every day following her liberation from the Nazi party in the 1940s. Bauer will present the lecture "Living History: A Holocaust Survivor Story" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. In this lecture, she will recount her experiences as a Holocaust survivor and the story of her mother, Dr. Marie Anna Jones, a medical doctor who was stripped of her ability to practice by the Reich Citizen Law.

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