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Jim Martin-Schramm, Luther College professor of religion and interim director of the center for sustainable communities gives a tour of the solar field

Luther College hosts renewable energy tour

On June 21, the summer solstice-the day with the most hours of daylight in the year, Luther College will host a public tour of its renewable energy facilities. The tour is part of the "Solar Works for Iowa" campaign, which is promoting similar events in communities across the state to discuss the potential for solar energy to heat and power Iowans' homes, businesses and farms.  

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Elisabeth Koren, Norwegian immigrant, pioneer woman, pastor's wife, and mother of nine, was also a dedicated letter-writer.

Norwegian immigrant letters donated to Luther College by Nelson family

Elisabeth Koren, Norwegian immigrant, pioneer woman, pastor's wife, and mother of nine, was also a dedicated letter-writer. The recent discovery of 156 of her letters, which were been donated to Luther College, sheds light not only on her life of reflection, motherhood, immigration and faith, but also on the larger history of Norwegians in America.

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Bradley Hanson, Luther College emeritus professor of religion.

'Spirituality and Your Life Story'

In his new book "Spirituality and Your Life Story," Bradley Hanson, Luther College emeritus professor of religion, probes the close connections between spirituality and personal "life story."

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Hailey Prohashka, Luther College class of 2015

Luther College announces Karen Julesberg Scholarship

Hailey Prohaska, Luther College junior from Platteville, Wisconsin, has received the Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship was created by Karen Julesberg of Madison, Wisconsin, a 1960 graduate of Luther College. The award benefits Luther students involved in Student Support Services, a federal TRIO program sponsored by Luther for 40 years.

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Luther College students selected for Davis Projects for Peace

Luther College students Ervin Liz, class of 2016; Mahadeva Illanco Kavindra, class of 2015; and Noorullah Zafari, class of 2015, were selected to have their projects funded in the competitive Davis Projects for Peace program. The Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that can be implemented around the world. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible are funded with $10,000 each.

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Maddy Kofoed, Luther College class of 2014

Luther graduate Maddy Kofoed receives Fulbright award

The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Maddy Kofoed as the fourth Luther graduate to receive a Fulbright award for the 2014-15 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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Ross Hadley '95, speaks to management professor Tim Schweizer's entrepreneurship class.

Entrepreneurs bring real-life experience to the classroom

Thirteen entrepreneurs shared their stories with Luther students during spring semester 2014, adding a real-life dimension to a variety of business classes. Tim Schweizer, professor of management, coordinated the speakers series, which included Luther graduates starting their own companies, experienced managers in banking and technology, and leading cloud computer expert Bernard Golden.

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