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Center Stage Series 2015-16 subscription packages on sale

Satisfy a yearning for travel and adventure from the comfort of the Luther College Center for Faith and Life through the 2015-16 Center Stage Series, Sept. 18-April 7. Come explore a series of 10 unique and creative experiences designed to engage and nurture curiosity about the world.

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Yang Wang

Luther College awarded $40,000 grant from ASIANetwork

Through the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, ASIANetwork has awarded Luther College a $40,000 grant to support the hiring of Yang Wang, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Asian art history. This one-year fellowship will be co-hosted by Luther's Visual and Performing Arts department and the Asian Studies program. "Thanks to this grant, we were able to hire a dynamic young Ph.D. and can start moving toward diversifying our course offerings in art history. We're so excited that we will be able to offer more classes from a non-western world perspective that is entirely in line with our global focus as a college," said Kate Elliott, Luther assistant professor of art history.

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Messiah CD

Luther Music Department to release new live album, 'Handel's "Messiah"'

The Luther College Music Department is proud to present the newest recording of Handel's "Messiah." The album is compiled from live recordings of the performances at the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at Luther College on March 27, and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 29. The physical and digital format of the album are available online at  https://www.luther.edu/music/messiah/,or at the Luther College Book Shop for $25.

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Jenna Johnson, Luther junior

Luther junior receives Undergraduate Travel Award

Jenna Johnson, Luther College junior from Stillwater, Minnesota, received the Undergraduate Travel Award from the Genetics Society of America to travel to present her research on C. elegans at the 20th International C. elegans Conference at the University of California.


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Luther College President Paula Carlson congratulates Chris Norton '15 on his inspiring journey; looking on Norton's fiancee Emily Summers.

Luther College commencement highlights

Luther College's 2015 commencement was in a word, memorable. Read on for more on the ceremony and award winners, as well as links to Luther alumnus (and senior producer of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!") Mike Danforth's hilarious commencement address and Luther alumnus Chris Norton's inspiring walk.

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Commencement moved inside

Commencement update: As of 7 a.m. Sunday, May 24, Commencement 2015 will be held in the Regents Center Main Gym. Because the ceremony will be held indoors, only four tickets will be valid per graduate; other attendees are invited to view the ceremony on a large screen in the Center for Faith and Life.

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