Luther College President Paula Carlson announced Monday, Dec. 11, that Brad Chamberlain, Luther professor of chemistry and co-chair of the strategic planning process, will serve as interim dean for institutional planning and mission. He began transitioning into his new duties on Dec. 1. As interim dean, Chamberlain will lead Luther's campus-wide strategic planning process and coordinate the college's re-accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission through 2019. He will oversee two critical components of the re-accreditation process: federal compliance and the assurance review. Chamberlain will oversee the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, the Center for Sustainable Communities, Campus Programming and College Ministries.
Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, closes its Midwest and Colorado tour with a homecoming performance at the Luther College Center for Faith and Life at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Participating in a mathematics program with 36 other undergraduate students at the University of California, Los Angeles, Luther College senior, Onward Mahachi, of Chaona, Zimbabwe, served as an intern with Google Venice. Mahachi, the son of Jaqualine Mahachi and the late Duncan Mahachi, is a graduate of United World College in Waterford Kamhlaba, South Africa. He plans to graduate from Luther in spring 2018 with a major in mathematics.
Human interactions are often marked by attempts at humor—serving to establish superiority through exclusion, provide relief from limits or surprise through incongruity. Luther College Professor Emeritus of communication studies Alan Lerstrom will examine the nature of humor in a presentation at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union as part of the Luther Emeriti Colloquium series.