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Seymour Kuster

'Women, Faith and Finance' seminar April 10 in Decorah

Area women of all ages will have an opportunity to learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving at the 11th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar on Friday, April 10.

Hosted by Luther College, the one-day educational seminar will be presented 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. The program is open to the public and coincides with Decorah's Women's Weekend Out.

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Esther Bauer

Esther Bauer guest lecture March 31

"Live each day, have fun and be a human being" is the motto that Esther Bauer decided to follow every day following her liberation from the Nazi party in the 1940s. Bauer will present the lecture "Living History: A Holocaust Survivor Story" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. In this lecture, she will recount her experiences as a Holocaust survivor and the story of her mother, Dr. Marie Anna Jones, a medical doctor who was stripped of her ability to practice by the Reich Citizen Law.

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Eric Kutz

Luther Piano Quartet to present recital March 31

The Luther College Piano Quartet will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program opens with Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, followed by Antonin Dvorak's Miniatures for String Trio, and concludes with Robert Schumann's Piano Quartet in E-flat major.

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Timothy Knepper

Timothy Knepper to present guest lecture March 24

Timothy Knepper, associate professor of religion at Drake University, will present the guest lecture "How to Teach Philosophy of Religion at a College of the Church" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther College campus.

The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Allen Hightower

Luther Music Department presents Handel's 'Messiah'

The Luther College Music Department will present Handel's "Messiah" as the Spring 2015 oratorio performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 27. The performance will take place in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

            Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased at Luther's ticket website, www.tickets.luther.edu, by calling the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357, or by visiting the Luther Ticket Office, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-3 p.m.; and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

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Laurann Gilbertson

'Gifts from Norway' Fifth annual Knut Gjerset lecture March 26

The fifth annual Knut Gjerset lecture, "Gifts from Norway," will be presented by Laurann Gilbertson, chief curator of the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.          

A reception will follow the lecture in Qualley Lounge of the Center for Faith and Life. The lecture and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

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'Where there were Many' Exhibit by Hargrave and Ginsburg

"Where There Were Many" a collaborative "growing" exhibit by artists Katie Hargrave and Amber Ginsburg, and Luther College Art 111 3D Processes students, taught by Joe Madrigal, will be on display March 24-April 29, in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus.

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Charles D'Ambrosio

D'Ambrosio to read selected works at Luther March 25

Author Charles D'Ambrosio will present a reading of selected works at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building on the Luther College campus.

This addition to the Guest Readings series is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther hosts 'Don't Shoot' series panel discussion March 11

Luther College will host a student-led panel discussion on racism and privilege in the Luther and Decorah communities at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Peace Dining Room of the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

            The panel, titled "What does Ferguson have to do with Decorah?" is part of Luther's "Don't Shoot" series, an ongoing conversation meant to engage the community in thinking about issues of race, class and policing.

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Colin Gordon, University of Iowa professor of history

'The Fire this Time: St. Louis, Ferguson and the American City'

Colin Gordon, University of Iowa professor of history, will present the guest lecture "The Fire this Time: St. Louis, Ferguson and the American City" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther College campus. The event, part of Luther's "Don't Shoot—The Perils and Promises of Privilege" Series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Composer Mike D'Ambrosio

Composition Colloquium on Luther campus March 8

Luther's Composition Colloquium, featuring composer Mike D'Ambrosio, will take place at noon Sunday, March 8, in the Choir Room of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The colloquium will be followed by a Faculty Artist Series recital at 2 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall, by John Cord, Luther assistant professor of music.

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Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland

'Faith, Peace, and Leadership: A Conversation with Mary McAleese'

Renowned for humanitarian efforts during her two terms as president of Ireland, Mary McAleese will highlight the peace process in Ireland during the onstage conversation, "Faith, Peace, and Leadership: A Conversation with Mary McAleese, President of Ireland 1997-2011," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

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