From left: Nate Anderson, Karl Badger, Frost Bowen-Bailey, and Jackson Churchill

Four former Duluth Band presidents attend Luther College

Four former band presidents of the Duluth East High School music program gather in front of the Luther Bell for a photograph, chuckling about their high school memories. While Luther senior Karl Badger, junior Jackson Churchill, sophomore Nathan Anderson and first-year Frost Bowen-Bailey have each chosen different career paths, their music and academic leadership across campus has benefitted both their Duluth East and Luther communities. It looks like a tradition in the making.

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Vanessa Frazier

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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Luther College announces Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship winners

Five Luther College students have each received a $1,000 Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. Recipients of the scholarship were announced during the Luther College TRIO Celebration Banquet on April 10. Recipients include Emmy Buntrock, Taehjona Hodges, Julia Lieb, Viola Niyizigama and Grace Weinrich.

The Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship benefits Luther students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO provides "holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students' academic success, personal development and sense of community." The federally funded program has been sponsored by Luther for over 45 years and serves approximately 185 students annually.

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Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir to present Showcase Concert

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir will present their annual spring showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Main Hall of Luther's Center for Faith and Life. The Friday and Saturday showcase concerts are part of the 2019 Commencement weekend celebrations.

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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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