The National Collegiate Athletic Association has announced that Luther College seniors Clare Slagel, swimming, and Justin Kreiter, wrestling, have each been awarded a 2017 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Messier 23, also known as M23, is an open cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. Madilyn Heinke, Luther College junior of Seymour, Wisconsin, is researching and observing Eclipsing Binary stars and Long Period Variable stars in M23 as part of her summer research at the college.
Luther College held Commencement ceremonies for the class of 2017 at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21, in Luther's Regents Center. Luther College President Paula Carlson congratulated 517 Luther seniors as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.
Luther College Associate Professor of Anthropology Anita Carrasco was granted the highly competitive, Writing Fellowship from the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Germany for a six-month residency. The Center accepts applications from faculty and researchers from all over the world, awarding fellowships to only 12 percent of applicants.