Sarah Smelser

Sarah Smelser to present works at Luther College

An art exhibit of original prints created by Sarah Smelser, associate professor of art at Illinois State University, will be on display Feb. 24-March 21 in the upper level of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.

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"Fahrenheit 451"

Center Stage Series presents Ray Bradbury's 'Fahrenheit 451'

Luther College presents a theatrical performance of one of the most revered novels of the 20th century, "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. "Fahrenheit 451" tells the story of Guy Montag, a fireman living in a dystopian future whose job requires him to set fires to destroy outlawed books in the name of entertainment and human happiness. Because of society's abandonment of knowledge and embracing of easy fun through mass media and drugs, people have become numb, despondent and unthinking, and Montag is instrumental in continuing this trend.

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Nicholas Carr

'An Invitation to Learning: The Mind and the Internet' Pulitzer Prize nominee Nicholas Carr to give Luther's Spring Convocation address and Farwell Distinguished Lecture Feb. 6

Pulitzer Prize finalist Nicholas Carr will give the lecture "An Invitation to Learning: The Mind and the Internet" at the Luther College Spring Convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. For those unable to attend, the convocation lecture will be streamed live online at: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal#. Carr will also give the Farwell Distinguished Lecture "Is Google Making Us Stupid? How Technology Shapes Our Thoughts" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6.

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