Richard Dale

Luther to award three alumni with Distinguished Service Awards

Luther College President Paula J. Carlson will present Luther's Distinguished Service Award to three alumni Friday, Oct. 10, at the Alumni Dinner and Celebration of Distinguished Service. The Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the college, is given in recognition of success and achievements in professional fields, service to society, contributions to community, and loyalty and service to Luther.

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President Carlson and Thomas Schattauer

Luther College Student Activities Council presents 'The Inaugural Ball'

Luther College Student Activities Council invites the public to this year's SAC Flamingo Ball, transformed into "The Inaugural Ball," to welcome President Paula Carlson, along with her friends and family, to the Decorah and Luther community. Come celebrate and dance to the sounds of variety band The Sevilles at 9 p.m. homecoming Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Main Gym of the Regents Center on the Luther campus.

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David Vasquez

Luther College campus to celebrate Eid al Adha

Luther College students and community members of all religious backgrounds will gather to learn about Eid al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in Peace Dining Room in Dahl Centennial Union. A brief program of reflections by students who grew up celebrating the festival will be followed by light refreshments and a time for conversation.

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Carla Hanson

Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Carla Hanson to perform voice recital Oct. 5

Carla Hanson, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a Spanish voice recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The recital is part of a touring series Hanson performs with her friend and collaborator, Ainhoa Urkijo, former Luther College faculty member.

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Shattered Dreams

Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez to present 'Shattered Dreams' at Luther

A new book by two former Luther College faculty members details the story of the April 2008 immigration raid of a meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, from the viewpoint of the undocumented workers. Authors Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez will read from their book, "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic ICE Raid in the Words of the Detainees," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 102, on the Luther College campus. A reception will follow.

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