Academics News

Ecology Poster

Luther College students win second place at research poster competition in Denver

Luther College students Shannon Meehan, senior; Elizabeth Glennon, junior; and Anna Li Holey, senior; and alumni Laurie Adrian, Luther class of 2016; and Brian Gerike, Luther class of 2012; won second place in the undergraduate student ecology poster competition at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Denver, Colorado, in November.

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Sonya Malunda teaser

'Will Anything Grow in Your Comfort Zone?'

Associated Colleges of the Midwest President Sonya Malunda will give the Luther College spring convocation address at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

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Luther College announces fall 2017 Dean's List

Luther College's fall 2017 Dean's List includes 737 students; 142 first-years, 142 sophomores, 184 juniors and 269 seniors. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

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Onward Mahachi

Luther senior Mahachi chosen for math research with UCLA

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.

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Duc Le

Luther senior Le exercises quantitative skills at DECO Products

Working behind the scenes to facilitate business productivity, Luther senior Duc Le of Vietnam, spent this summer as a data science intern at DECO Products in Decorah, Iowa. A 2014 graduate of Lê Hồng Phong High School, Le is the son of Van Luc of Ho Chi Minh City. He will graduate from Luther in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in data science.

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Hanna Christopher

Junior Christopher interns at Regional Health Services of Howard County

Exploring the field of public health, Hanna Christopher of Reinbeck, Iowa, spent her summer as an intern at Regional Health Services of Howard County, Iowa. Christopher, daughter of Carol Christopher and Phil Chien of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Bruce Christopher of Burr Oak, Iowa, graduated from Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School in 2015. She plans to graduate from Luther in 2019 with a major in health and fitness promotion and a minor in management.

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Luther senior Luke Pulliam, with Luther alumna Amy Chicos, at his summer internship with IowaWORKS.

Luther senior Pulliam worked with displaced workers at IowaWORKS

Luke Pulliam, Luther College senior, interned with IowaWORKS, assisting displaced workers and young adults with employment barriers. He helped them find unemployment insurance, gave assessments to pinpoint career opportunities, referred them to jobs and established plans of action for each person.

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