Dance Marathon 2014

Luther raises $38,612.01 in first Dance Marathon

After a year-long commitment from more than 500 people, the Luther College Dance Marathon raised a total of $38,612.01 to send to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 150 schools across the country. Students spend a year raising funds and interacting with children's hospital patients and families.

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Beth Lynch, associate professor of biology

Luther College's Beth Lynch Receives Iowa Science Foundation Grant

Luther associate professor of biology Beth Lynch, was awarded a $4,980 grant from the Iowa Science Foundation in August 2013. The grant is allowing her to document the occurrences of rare plant species and habitats in Iowa to better observe the impacts of ongoing environmental changes, including invasive plant species, deer herbivory and climate change on rare plant taxa and communities.

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David Vasquez, campus pastor

Vasquez participates in Lutheran Immigration Leadership Summit

David Vasquez, Luther College campus pastor, met with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on April 1 to express the support of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for fair and compassionate immigration reform. Vasquez said that, as a person of faith, he recognizes that he is called to welcome the sojourner and walk alongside migrants and refugees as they rebuild their lives in the United States. This is the message he took to Capitol Hill for the Lutheran Immigration Leadership Summit, hosted April 1-2 by the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.

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