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Luther College Spring Oratorio performance.

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Luther College music ensembles present 2019 Spring Oratorio concert

Luther College's music department presents the biennial Spring Oratorio concert, featuring Luther's Symphony Orchestra, Nordic Choir, Collegiate Chorale and Cathedral Choir. The performance includes Francis Poulenc's Gloria and Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms in commemoration of Bernstein's 100th birthday. The concert will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

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Deborah Smith Pollard

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'When I Get to Heaven, I'm Gonna Jump and Shout:' Female Artists and the Life-Changing Song "Oh Happy Day"'

Luther College presents its 2019 Sihler Memorial Lecture featuring guest speaker Deborah Smith Pollard, University of Michigan-Dearborn Professor of English Literature and Humanities. Focusing on performances of the gospel music standard "O Happy Day" by female performers, the lecture commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Union at Luther College, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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Giving Day

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Luther College Giving Day to connect service with giving

Giving Day, a 16-hour fundraising event to support the Luther Fund at Luther College, will be held 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, March 7. The day features a simultaneous 12-hour live feed beginning at 8 a.m. bringing entertainment, engaging stories and information from students, faculty and staff across campus to Luther family and friends across the globe. The community is invited to make a gift, view the live feed and get real-time updates on Giving Day at luther.edu/giving-day.

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Kurayi Mahachi

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'Lyme disease among hunting dogs: field research in public health'

As a part of Luther College's Spring 2019 Biology Colloquium series, Kurayi Mahachi, Luther class of 2015, will present his lecture, "Lyme disease among hunting dogs: field research in public health," at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Agents of Change

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'Agents of Change' Presented by Luther College BSU

In 1968, a group of students led the longest campus strike in United States history in search of equality and social justice for the African American community. Today this event is seen as a starting point for the establishment of ethnic studies and social equality. Through the stories of the young men and women who lead the battle for a more relevant and meaningful education for African American students, "Agents of Change" is a film that examines the racial conditions found on college campuses. As part of their 50-year anniversary commemoration, Luther College's Black Student Union will host a film screening of "Agents of Change" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. Both the screening and discussion to follow are open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Andy Meyer

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'The Milk Route and Other Habits of Mind'

Former Fulbright "Roving Scholar" Andy Meyer will present the Gjerset lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Olin Room 102 on the Luther campus. The lecture, titled "The Milk Route and Other Habits of Mind," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Nora Robinson

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'The Business of Social Work'

Luther College alumna Nora Robinson, class of 2008, will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Don Kemp Memorial lecture at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Baker Commons on the Luther campus.

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Those Who Can Do Teach

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'Those Who Can Do Teach'

"Those Who Can Do Teach," a series of mixed-media works by Luther College recent alumni art educators, will be on display in the Preus Library April 12 through May 27. The artists involved include Micayla Irmiter, class of 2014; Jenna Darsee, Jenny Bonnell and Katie Mathis, class of 2015; Lars Johnson and Robin Schone Hengesteg, class of 2016; and Maxwell Green, class of 2017.

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