Mary Quist-Newins, keynote speaker for the 2016 Women, Faith and Finance seminar

Women, Faith and Finance seminar April 8 in Decorah

Area women of all ages have an opportunity to learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving at the 12th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar on Friday, April 8. 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.

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Delta Rae to perform at Luther College April 1

American folk-rock band Delta Rae will perform at Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Midwest native Chris Bathgate will open the show with his acoustic melodies. In addition to several European tours, he has also released five albums, including his most recent and prominent album "Salt Year" in 2011. Bathgate has toured extensively throughout the United States, including performances at SXSW and on National Public Radio's Tiny Desk concert series. Bathgate released his EP, "Old Factory" in early February 2016.

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Luther College senior Becklin completes summer research on sandpile model

Proving that playing in the sand isn't just for little kids anymore, three Luther College students spent their summers in Decorah playing with virtual sand, using computer simulations to replicate growing piles of sand. The simulations were used to play out certain aspects of number theory, a field that has been studied for thousands of years.

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Leadership for Community Health Improvement regional workshop announced for summer 2016

Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, announced plans to host community leaders from throughout the Midwest with an interactive three-day workshop, Leadership for Community Health Improvement. The goal of the program is to share best practices in community health innovation to bring about improvement initiatives to enhance the health and wellness of local communities.

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Luther student displays artwork March 16-April 11

"Illuminate," an exhibit by Luther College senior Abbey Syme of St. Paul, Minnesota, focuses on the use of light and projections on frames, canvas, paper, gels and plexiglass to explore memories and their intangible nature despite human attempt to preserve them through pictures and repetition. The exhibit will be on display March 16-April 11 in the Gregerson Gallery at Luther's Center for the Arts.

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