Melanie Batoff

'The Past Meets the Present: Strengthening Community through the "Visitatio sepulchri" Liturgical Drama'

Examining a liturgical drama known as the Visitatio sepulchri or "Visit of the sepulcher" that was performed on Easter Sunday in churches and monasteries during the Middle Ages, Melanie Batoff, Luther College assistant professor of music, will deliver a lecture titled "The Past Meets the Present: Strengthening Community through the 'Visitatio sepulchri' Liturgical Drama" at 4 pm Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Choir Room of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on Luther's campus.

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Sola Scriptura

'Sola Scriptura'

As a part of Luther College's Reformation festivities, the exhibit "Sola Scriptura: Biblical Text and Art Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation," will be displayed in the upper level gallery of the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's Campus Oct. 19 – Dec. 3. To connect faith to its artistic expression, visitors to the exhibit are also invited to the Oct. 31 Reformation Symposium, "The Reformation of Everything."

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NIkhil Thacker

Luther senior Thacker selected to research bumblebee resource usage

The bee population has slowly been declining across the globe, causing scholars to panic about the lasting impact the decline will have on native plant communities. Nikhil Thacker, Luther College senior of Iowa City, Iowa, researched and observed bumble bees, known scientifically as Bombus, and how to preserve the areas the bees rely on for their survival.

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Luther College announces lawn-spraying day

Luther College will spray its lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 13, with Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15, set as backups as needed.

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The U Turn

'The U Turn'

After enduring a 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, immigrant workers were left without a job and wondering if and when they'd be deported. Many shared their stories of abuse endured at the plant and also the love for their community. Film maker Luis Argueta was there documenting the aftermath of the raid when many of the workers obtained U-Visas to remain in the United States. He compiled the footage from that day for "The U Turn," the third film in his immigration trilogy.

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