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#luthergives16 receives grant from Thrivent Financial Foundation

Luther College was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The grant supports Giving Day (#luthergives16), a one-day social media extravaganza to encourage giving back to the college. Set for March 10, #luthergives16 will use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to encourage alumni, parents and friends to give to the Luther College Annual Fund.

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Luther College hosts guest lecture with Martin Kavka March 8

When tragedies occur, people tend to wonder why they happen. For those who associate their religious health with the health of the world, they may believe that a higher power is displeased with them. Martin Kavka will discuss models of this behavior as well as suspicion of it in his guest lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther College campus.

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Luther College presents 'In Memoriam Eius'

Luther College is proud to present "In Memoriam Eius," a concert of new music for voices and percussion at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. A pre-concert talk will be offered at 3 p.m. in the choir room in Jenson-Noble before the concert.

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Faculty Artist Series: John Cord to perform trumpet recital March 4

John Cord, Luther College assistant professor of music, will perform a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. The recital will feature collaborations with Luther music faculty members Jon Ailabouni, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, Du Huang, Kathryn Reed, Michael Smith, Cole Tutino and Benjamin Yates. "Seven Spanish Folksongs" features guest classical guitarist Robert Dunn, from the University of Northern Iowa.

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Luther College to host 68th annual Dorian Band Festival

Luther College will host the 68th annual Dorian Band Festival Feb. 28-29. High school band students from approximately 100 schools, nominated by their high school directors, stay on campus for the chance to experience Luther, rehearse with music faculty and perform in concert.

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SAC Spotlight presents 'Magician for Non-Believers'

Magic may not seem real, but seeing a good magic show can make even skeptics question their convictions. With an act that makes audiences want to believe, magician Peter Boie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Marty's on the Luther College campus.

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'Searching for Sappho' by Philip Freeman, Luther College professor of classics

'Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet'

For more than 25 centuries the poems of Sappho—the first female writer in literary history—were all but unknown. A few brief quotations preserved by ancient Greek and Roman authors kept readers wanting more throughout the ages. Philip Freeman's "Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet," provides readers with translation and interpretation of all of Sappho's surviving poetry.

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Luther College SAC Spotlight presents Preacher Moss Feb. 19

Preacher Moss, a writer for both "Saturday Night Live" and "The Damon Wayans Show," comes to Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, with a thought-provoking show on racial understanding and racial interaction. He will perform in Marty's, located in the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

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