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Laurann Gilbertson

'Gifts from Norway' Fifth annual Knut Gjerset lecture March 26

The fifth annual Knut Gjerset lecture, "Gifts from Norway," will be presented by Laurann Gilbertson, chief curator of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.          

A reception will follow the lecture in Qualley Lounge of the Center for Faith and Life. The lecture and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

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'Where there were Many' Exhibit by Hargrave and Ginsburg

"Where There Were Many" a collaborative "growing" exhibit by artists Katie Hargrave and Amber Ginsburg, and Luther College Art 111 3D Processes students, taught by Joe Madrigal, will be on display March 24-April 29, in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus.

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Charles D'Ambrosio

D'Ambrosio to read selected works at Luther March 25

Author Charles D'Ambrosio will present a reading of selected works at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building on the Luther College campus.

This addition to the Guest Readings series is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther hosts 'Don't Shoot' series panel discussion March 11

Luther College will host a student-led panel discussion on racism and privilege in the Luther and Decorah communities at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Peace Dining Room of the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

            The panel, titled "What does Ferguson have to do with Decorah?" is part of Luther's "Don't Shoot" series, an ongoing conversation meant to engage the community in thinking about issues of race, class and policing.

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Colin Gordon, University of Iowa professor of history

'The Fire this Time: St. Louis, Ferguson and the American City'

Colin Gordon, University of Iowa professor of history, will present the guest lecture "The Fire this Time: St. Louis, Ferguson and the American City" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther College campus. The event, part of Luther's "Don't Shoot—The Perils and Promises of Privilege" Series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Composer Mike D'Ambrosio

Composition Colloquium on Luther campus March 8

Luther's Composition Colloquium, featuring composer Mike D'Ambrosio, will take place at noon Sunday, March 8, in the Choir Room of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The colloquium will be followed by a Faculty Artist Series recital at 2 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall, by John Cord, Luther assistant professor of music.

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Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland

'Faith, Peace, and Leadership: A Conversation with Mary McAleese'

Renowned for humanitarian efforts during her two terms as president of Ireland, Mary McAleese will highlight the peace process in Ireland during the onstage conversation, "Faith, Peace, and Leadership: A Conversation with Mary McAleese, President of Ireland 1997-2011," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

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Ian Kelly, Midwest Diplomat-in-Residence with the U.S. Department of State

Ambassador, Peace Corps rep talk about careers in diplomatic service

A foreign service veteran and a Peace Corps representative will share their experiences working internationally in a talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102. Ian Kelly, Midwest Diplomat-in-Residence with the U.S. Department of State, and Kera Halvorson, Peace Corps recruiter, will discuss international opportunities and internships, as well as their career paths and experiences.

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Mark Johns

Luther College announces grants of tenure and promotions

Luther College President Paula Carlson and Dean of the College Kevin Kraus have announced promotions and grants of tenure for current faculty members. At its February meeting, the Luther Board of Regents approved tenure for six faculty members and promotion to full professor for four faculty members.

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Art Song Jamboree

Luther College Art Song Jamboree March 9

The second Song Jam of the 2014-15 Luther College Art Song Jamboree series will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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Students at the 2014 Ethnic Arts Festival.

Luther to host Ethnic Arts Festival and Oneota Film Festival

Luther College continues to celebrate the cultures of the world by hosting the Ethnic Arts Festival in conjunction with the 2015 Oneota Film Festival. The Oneota Film Festival, hosted by Luther College, will take place the same weekend as the Ethnic Arts Festival, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Friday, March 6.

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