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Luther College Studying Wind Turbine's Impact on Local Bats

Wind energy is becoming a prominent feature of both economic and visual landscapes across the United States. Wind turbines, like the one here in Decorah, are a sustainable energy resource, and help keep our air clean by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But what effects do they have on the local wildlife, and how can any threats be minimized?

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Maryna Bazylevych, Luther assistant professor of anthropology and women and gender studies, to be installed as the Nena Amundson Distinguished Professor at the college's fall 2014 Opening Convocation.

'Where's your Pendulum?'

"Where's your Pendulum?" Luther College's 2014 Opening Convocation Lecture, will be held Thursday, Sept. 4. Convocation also includes the installation of Maryna Bazylevych, Luther assistant professor of anthropology and women and gender studies, as the Nena Amundson Distinguished Professor.

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Brooke Joyce, Luther associate professor of music and composer-in-residence

Luther College Faculty Showcase Sept. 7

Luther College music faculty will present a showcase concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The performance is the opening event of the 2014-15 faculty concert season at Luther.

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Use the #lutherfair for a chance to win a Book Shop gift certificate.

Visit to win at the Iowa State Fair

The Luther College Admissions and Alumni offices are combining to host a booth at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7-17. Come by to chat, catch up on the newest happenings at Luther and see what the campus has planned for the fall.

Take a picture of yourself in your Luther gear at the Fair, post it to Twitter or Instagram and tag #lutherfair, for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Luther College Book Shop.

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Luther's green roof

Luther's green roof continues to thrive

After nearly a year of growth, the green roof installed on Luther College's Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories is alive and kicking. Surviving through a harsh, record-breaking winter, the roof has already proved the hardiness of its plants and will continue to show its ecological and social advantages in the years to come.

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Luther College begins pre-college environmental studies program

As one of the top green colleges in the nation, Luther College will host its first pre-college program for environmental studies July 27-Aug. 2. The program, a fantastic learning opportunity for high school students interested in the environment, will also feature a presentation by National Geographic Explorer.

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Weston Noble Alumni Choir concerts in Decorah and Austin

The Weston Noble Alumni Choir will gather in Decorah starting July 20 for its eighth reunion and concert. The choir, representing Luther classes from 1949 to 2013, will meet for five days of intense rehearsals culminating in two concerts. The choir will give performances in Decorah, Iowa, and Austin, Minnesota, this year.

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Matthew Busche '07 is riding for Trek Factory Racing in the 2014 Tour de France. (Photo by Emily Maye)

Luther grad on Tour de France 2014

Riding in his first Tour de France, Matthew "Flip" Busche, Luther College class of 2007, is excited for the opportunity and impressed by the start of the 101st "le Tour." "I'd be lying if I said the reception here in Yorkshire for the 'Grand Depart' wasn't impressive. I've never seen so many people lining the road. The noise has been deafening," Busche said after stage one of the Tour de France. 

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