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Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities welcomes six new members

Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities welcomes six new AmeriCorps and FoodCorps members: Ashley Dress, Jake Geis, Felicia Pinto, Ashley Turk, Paige Wettach and Megan Woodward. This dedicated and diverse group of individuals comes from across the nation to volunteer for a year of service with one common goal: to help create a just and vibrant local food system and build active local communities. Housed at Luther’s Center for Sustainable Communities in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness initiative, members serve in 18 community school districts across the region.

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Book Shop signings

Luther College presents book, DVD signings during homecoming

The Luther College Book Shop will host book signing sessions Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, as part of Luther's homecoming weekend of events. Luther alumna Callista Gingrich, class of 1988; Richard Simon Hanson, Luther professor emeritus of religion and class of 1953; Douglas Knick, Luther professor; Carson Ode, class of 1963; and Steven Nelson, on behalf of his late wife, class of 1970, will sign copies of their books and DVDs in Luther's Book Shop located in the Dahl Centennial Union on Luther's campus.

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Loren Toussaint

Luther Professor Toussaint quoted in Today.com

Luther Associate Professor of Psychology Louren Toussaint was quoted July 19 in a Today.com article, "How do you forgive a killer? A mother moves past tragedy." Toussaint's research focuses on understanding religious and spiritual factors, especially forgiveness, and how they are related to mental and physical health and well-being. "Those who forgive really understand their own 'humanness,'" he told Today.com.

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Luther College receives $2,000 grant

Luther College received a grant of $2,000 from the American Legion of Iowa Foundation

Luther College received a grant of $2,000 from the American Legion of Iowa Foundation in support of scholarships for veterans.  Foundation representative Ivan Torkelson (right) presented the grant check to Keith Christensen, vice president for development, and Jeanie Lovell, director of corporate and foundation relations.  The American Legion of Iowa Foundation scholarships help address the growing need for support of veterans currently serving or returning from recent service.  Luther has nearly 1,350 alumni veterans, 530 of whom are living alumni.

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