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Tiffany Patterson

'Black Students and the Creation of Black Studies'

Tiffany Patterson, Vanderbilt University associate professor of African American and diaspora studies, and history, and director of undergraduate studies in African and African diaspora studies, will give the Luther College spring convocation address at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life in the Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

Patterson's visit is part of the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Union. Her lecture, "Black Students and the Creation of Black Studies" is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Faculty Artist Series: Luther College Piano Quartet

Luther College Piano Quartet presents a program of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Luther's Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther College Piano Quartet, now in its 11th year, is comprised of four Luther music faculty; Miko Kominami, piano; Igor Kalnin, violin; Spencer Martin, viola; and Philip Borter, cello.

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Dean's List teaser

Luther College releases fall 2018 Dean's List

Luther College's fall 2018 Dean's List includes 739 students; 169 first-years, 137 sophomores, 162 juniors and 272 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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Loren Toussaint

Luther professors, students show self-forgiveness may protect against negative effects of hostility on cognitive function

The American Psychological Association journal, Health Psychology, recently published the empirical article, "Hostility, Forgiveness, and Cognitive Impairment Over 10 Years in a National Sample of American Adults." The research was conducted by Luther College Professors Loren Toussaint and Stephanie Travers with Luther graduates Emily Green and Kelly Kennedy, and all members of the Laboratory for the Investigation of Mind, Body, and Spirit.

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Roger Pulliam

'A 50-year retrospective on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s impact on African American students' presence in higher education'

With the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968, students across the country staged sit-ins and challenged discriminatory practices in an attempt to create more minority representation on college campuses. Roger Pulliam, who witnessed the formation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Scholars Academy at Western Michigan University, will give the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Lecture at Luther College.

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Phil and Jim Iversen

'The Science of Measurement and Climate Change'

For the past two years, Luther College adjunct faculty Philip Iversen and Iowa State University professor emeritus Jim Iversen have been compiling information about the science and measurement of climate change and will present a lecture on their research at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union.

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Candlelight Service

Luther College Candlelight Service Dec. 9

Luther College Ministries is holding a Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The service is open to the community with no charge for admission.

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Kwanzaa Festival

Luther College hosts Kwanzaa festival on Dec. 8

Luther College Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success will host their annual Kwanzaa festival featuring the talents of students of African descent. This event coincides with the BSU's 50th anniversary celebration.

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