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Luther College invites community to annual Ethnic Arts Festival

Luther College invites the Decorah community to the annual Ethnic Arts Festival Saturday, March 5, on the Luther campus. Hosted by Luther's Diversity Center, the event begins with a country fair from 1-4 p.m. in Williams Lounge on the first floor of Dahl Centennial Union. The fair, open to the public with no charge for admission, features presentations, programs and displays from more than 30 countries.

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Interfaith Symposium, March 2 - 3

Luther will host an Interfaith Symposium on March 2 and 3. The event will feature worship services, Q&A sessions, and a panel discussion with Paul Knitter, Malcolm Nazareth, and Najeeba Syeed.

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'Nursing Professional Identity' lecture at Luther College

Focusing on the professional identity of nurses and other healthcare workers, cultural and applied anthropologist Heidi Bludau will discuss the global migration of healthcare workers at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in Valders Hall of Science Room 362 on the Luther College campus.

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Racial Attitudes and Actions Survey of Olmsted County Released

Luther College Professors of Sociology Charlotte Kunkel and Ronald Ferguson are pleased to announce the third Racial Attitudes and Actions Survey of Olmsted County. This week, 2500 surveys will be mailed to a random sample of Olmsted County residents to capture their attitudes and actions on issues like integration, race, and immigration.

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'Shape-Shifting Identities' Religion Forum lecture with Gereon Kopf Feb. 9

In times of change and uncertainty, human minds turn towards the age-old questions that have plagued them since the beginning of human thought. Who are we? Why are we here? And what are we here for? Gereon Kopf, Luther College professor of religion, will discuss how we develop identities and their psychological, political, moral and religious dimensions at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

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David E. Judisch awarded St. Olav's Medal

His Excellency Ambassador Kåre R. Aas of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C., is honored to announce that the Royal Norwegian Medal of St. Olav will be conferred on David E. Judisch, Luther College professor emeritus.

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Luther College senior Meyers completed summer research on gender transformation using oral history

"It is always exciting to hear your own family's stories told and preserve them, even the difficult ones that we do not typically discuss," said Ashley Meyers, Luther College senior from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. As part of a Luther research opportunity over the course of summer 2015, Meyers collected and transcribed an oral history from two of her grandmothers to preserve one couple's story of gender transition and, in doing so, add to the fields of transgender and family history.

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