Academics News

Charlie Mitchell, Luther College class of 2017, at the 2017 Commencement ceremony.

Luther announces 2017 graduates

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.

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Anita Carrasco, Luther associate professor of anthropology

Luther's Anita Carrasco granted Carson Writing Fellowship

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.

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Two Luther students studying in Bentdahl Commons.

Luther College announces spring 2017 Dean's List

Luther College's spring 2017 Dean's List includes 743 students; 56 first-years, 146 sophomores, 210 juniors and 331 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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Students from St. Benedict School with Luther students Ian Adams and Miles Wilkie and Jacqueline Wilkie, professor of history.

Luther College Preus Library receives National History Day award

Luther College's Preus Library received the Outstanding Library and Archives Award as part of the 2017 National History Day state contest, sponsored by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The award, also known as the "Kids Count" award, honors Preus Library with contributing the most to the work of young historians in the National History Day contest.

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Isak Swanson

Luther senior Isak Swanson accepted to attend Summer Seminar series

Luther College senior Isak Swanson has been accepted to participate in the Summer Seminar series hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies, a nonprofit educational organization. At the weeklong program, held at Bryn Mawr College, Swanson will have the opportunity to explore issues in the classical liberal tradition of thought alongside top academics and fellow students.

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Luther students Frie and Kime awarded Karen Julesberg Scholarship

Luther College sophomores Anneleise Frie and Lily Kime have each received a Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship, created by Karen Julesberg of Madison, Wisconsin, Luther class of 1960, benefits Luther students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO is a federally-funded program providing holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students' academic success, personal development and sense of community.

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Øyvind T. Gulliksen

Luther College to award honorary degrees

Luther College will award honorary degrees to John A. Nunes, former president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief, and Øyvind T. Gulliksen, professor emeritus of American literature and culture at the University College of Southeast Norway, at Luther's Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 21, in Carlson Stadium on the Luther campus.

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Luther to celebrate Commencement May 21

Luther College will celebrate Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21, in Carlson Stadium when President Paula Carlson will confer the Bachelor of Arts degree on Luther's class of 2017. John A. Nunes, president of Concordia College–New York, will give the commencement address.

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