Luther to host inaugural student research symposium

April 30, 2010

Luther College students will present and display the results of their 2009-10 research and creative work on Friday, May 7 when the college hosts its inaugural Luther College Student Research Symposium.

Presentation and displays will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in various building across campus. All are open to the public with no charge for admission.

The symposium’s printed program and information about events will be available during the day in the lobby of the Center for Faith and Life and at the information desk in Dahl Centennial Union.

The Research Symposium will showcase some of the best examples of the scholarship, research and creative activity of students from academic disciplines across the college. 

The day will open at 9 a.m. with a plenary session in the Center for Faith and Life main hall, celebrating the collaboration between faculty and students and featuring a keynote address by James Martin-Schramm, Luther professor of religion and research chair in ethics and public life. 

Throughout the day, concurrent symposium sessions in multiple disciplines will feature oral presentations and performances. A mid-afternoon session will be dedicated to poster presentations with opportunity for visitors to converse with the student researchers involved. 

The symposium day will conclude with various venues celebrating the performing arts, including the student opera performance of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and a showcase of original student work in theatre and dance.

A comprehensive schedule is posted on the Luther College website at

The Student Research Symposium will be an annual event and promises to be an inspiring demonstration of the breadth and depth of the vibrant intellectual life on the Luther campus.