Cafeteria to Community

Luther College starts Cafeteria to Community program

Luther College student volunteers and dining service staff teamed up this fall to start a program that will help get good food to those who need it by delivering packaged food to the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Representatives from Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities and Dining Services, operated by Sodexo, are excited about the potential for this program to deliver healthy, homemade food into the homes of Northeast Iowans.

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Ben Larson ’06

Luther hosts 'Lespwa fè nou viv' Haiti benefit concert

Join Luther College on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake to celebrate the legacy of Luther alumnus Ben Splichal Larson and the faith, spirit and hope of the people of Haiti. Luther's Office for College Ministries is hosting "Lespwa fè nou viv," a benefit concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. For more information, visit http://luther.edu/ministries/haiti2014/.

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Michona Johns

Luther's Michona Johns earns Gilman International Scholarship

Luther College junior Michona Johns, of Edina, Minn., was one of more than 700 American undergraduate students from 341 U.S. colleges and universities selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Curtis Reiso

Luther names atrium after alumnus Curtis Reiso

Luther College will name the atrium of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall after Curtis Reiso, Luther class of 1954, during a reception and plaque unveiling in the Jenson-Noble Music Hall atrium from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The Decorah and Luther communities are invited to attend.

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Luther students paired with staff from the Porter House in Decorah to create an exhibit on display at the museum.

Luther College students present museum exhibits

Participants of Luther College's Intro to Museum Studies class have partnered with area organizations for interesting projects this semester. Under the instruction of Destiny Crider, Luther instructor in museum studies, 22 students are working with museums and institutions in the Decorah area to assemble exhibits, including one to be featured at the Porter House Christmas Open House from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Harley Refsal, professor emeritus of Scandinavian folk art

Luther's Harley Refsal featured on PBS's 'Craft in America'

Harley Refsal, Luther College professor emeritus of Scandinavian folk art, is a featured artist on "Craft in America," the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated series dedicated to exploring craft in the United States. Refsal and his Scandinavian flat-plane carving are highlighted in season five's "Holiday" episode, which begins airing on PBS at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20.

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David Tiede, Luther College interim president

In the Luther Loop

This is #3 of my brief communications to keep all of us "In the Luther Loop" during this interim year.

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