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Luther College celebrates Commencement May 26

Luther College will celebrate Commencement at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 26, in Carlson Stadium, where President Paula Carlson will confer the Bachelor of Arts degree on Luther's class of 2019. Luther alumna Vanessa (Grima Baldacchino) Frazier, Maltese ambassador and humanitarian, will receive an honorary degree and give the Commencement address.

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Fulbright

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Williams and Taylor receive Fulbright Awards

Luther College senior Marta Williams of Woodbury, Minnesota, and alumnus Ethan Taylor '16 of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, have been selected to receive Fulbright Awards for the 2019-20 academic year on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

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Luther College entrepreneurship speaker Lorenzo Creighton to speak April 29

Luther College presents entrepreneurship speaker, Luther alumnus and accomplished gaming executive Lorenzo Creighton '75, as he speaks about his experiences at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in F.W. Olin Building, Room 102. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Creighton is an accomplished gaming executive with experience and knowledge of the regulatory environment, operational strategies and business opportunities that build revenues and cohesive community relationships

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Chris Johnson '87, Orchesis 2019 Guest Artist

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Luther College presents Orchesis Showcase

Luther College's dance troupe Orchesis will perform their Spring Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for The Arts on the Luther campus. The Showcase will include a selection of pieces choreographed by Luther students and a featured piece choreographed by alumna Chris Johnson, '87, Luther's first dance major. The guest artist residency for Orchesis was made possible by Luther's Lecture and Fine Arts Committee.

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IPR Opera

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Iowa Public Radio to broadcast Luther College opera production

Iowa Public Radio will broadcast Luther College’s spring 2018 production of Mozart’s "Così fan tutte" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27,  and at 11 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The opera broadcast is part of Iowa Public Radio's program "Arias in April," which highlights performances of opera productions from around the state of Iowa.

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Teaser

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'A Calling to Serve'

As a part of Luther College's Spring 2019 Biology Colloquium series, Barbara Fuller, Luther class of 1973, will present her lecture, "A Calling to Serve," at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. Part of the events planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Black Student Union at Luther College, Fuller will discuss the path that guided her to her career, as well as some of the aspects of her specialty and how it impacts the care and survival of individuals affected by malignant disorders.

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Phi Beta Kappa teaser

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'Bait and Switch: The Unexpected Career Journey of an English Major'

Discussing the benefits of a liberal arts education, Spruiell White, Luther class of 1967, will give the address at this year's induction ceremony for new members of the Luther College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. White will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in the Noble Recital Hall of Luther's Jenson Noble Hall of Music. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Nordic

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Luther College Nordic Choir to perform in Des Moines

In collaboration with the Des Moines Symphony, the Luther College Nordic Choir will perform Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" during the Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy and Bess concert. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Ticket information is available at https://dmsymphony.org/.

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Maxie Rockymore

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Luther hosts Kemp Memorial Lecture April 25

As part of Luther College's Black Student Union Reunion Weekend, Luther alumna Maxie (Jones) Rockymore '82, is serving as the keynote speaker for the annual Don Kemp Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Shirley Baker Commons on Luther's campus.

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Dorian Summer Retreat

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Luther College to host second annual Dorian Choral Retreat

The Dorian Choral Retreat, now in its second year, will be hosted this summer at Luther College June 28-30. This event is available to all who are interested and at least 19 years of age. The retreat is ideal for Luther alumni, music educators, church musicians, career musicians and folks who just love singing. The goal of the weekend is to be a musical retreat, a way to recharge batteries, an opportunity to take a break from everyday life and a time to explore Decorah and Luther College.

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