Thomanerchor Leipzig

Center Stage Series: Thomanerchor Leipzig to perform at Luther College Nov. 18

The community is invited for the rare opportunity to hear Thomanerchor Leipzig, the St. Thomas Choir of Leipzig once directed by J. S. Bach, as part of Luther College's Center Stage Series. Established in 1212, representing more than 800 years of musical tradition, the iconic Thomanerchor Leipzig will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The concert is part of the choir's larger tour celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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The White Helmets

'The White Helmets'

Known as the White Helmets, a group of volunteers have spent years risking their lives to help aid the victims of the Syrian civil war. In honor of International Education Week Nov. 13-17, Luther College will screen the 2016 Netflix documentary "The White Helmets" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus.

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Waking the Sleeping Giant

Luther screens 'Waking the Sleeping Giant' documentary

The Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities is hosting the documentary screening of "Waking the Sleeping Giant: The Making of a Political Revolution" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus.

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Ethnic notions

'Ethnic Notions'

The "Uncle Tom," the "Mammy" and the "pickaninnies" are all racial stereotypes commonly used from the pre-Civil War era until the start of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. The Emmy-winning documentary "Ethnic Notions" directed by the late Marlon Riggs examines these and more anti-Black stereotypes that permeated popular culture and were perpetuated by mass media.

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Steve Demuth

'Digital Medicine: Why Doctors and Computer Scientists Increasingly Need Each Other'

As technology develops, so too does the use of digital medicine and personalizing care. Luther College alumnus Steve Demuth, chief technology officer and head of the office of IT strategy and architecture at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, will present "Digital Medicine: Why Doctors and Computer Scientists Increasingly Need Each Other," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Franklin W. Olin Room 102 on the Luther campus.

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Fall Opera Scenes

Fall Opera Scenes Performance to be held Nov. 17-18

Featuring scenes from "Carmen" and "Don Giovanni," Luther College will perform "Fall Opera Scenes: Close Encounters" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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Lynnette Kennedy

Luther senior Kennedy interns as a teacher at Colegio Pinosierra

Teaching the Spanish language to students in Spain this summer, Luther senior Lynnette Kennedy of Washington, Iowa, interned at Colegio Pinosierra in Madrid. Kennedy, daughter of Cynthia and Jim Kennedy, graduated in 2014 from Washington High School. She plans to graduate from Luther in spring 2018 with a Spanish major.

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