Øyvind Gulliksen, retired professor of American literature and culture, explains some of the detail work behind headstones from the time of Elisabeth Koren, to Vegard Kvaale, U.S. correspondent for Dagbladet.

Norwegian journalist visits Luther to study the life of Elisabeth Koren

Luther College's collection of letters written by a Norwegian immigrant in the 1850-60s caught the attention of Vegard Kvaale, U.S. correspondent for Dagbladet-one of the largest and most well read national newspapers in Norway. He visited the college last week to learn more about the author of the letters, Elisabeth Koren, the wife of U.V. Koren, an immigrant pastor from Norway who figured prominently in the founding of Luther College.

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Kristin Swanson

Luther's Kristin Swanson presents lecture on Book of Judges Sept. 16

Luther professor of religion, Kristin Swanson, dissects the biblical book of Judges during the first Paideia Texts and Issues lecture of the year. She argues that, in terms of plot, the book tracks the Israelites from their invasion of Canaan to their establishment of a monarchy, but beneath the surface, these events contribute their own meaning to the Bible.

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SAC Concerts present The Mowgli's Sept. 6

Luther SAC Spotlight presents The Mowgli's

The California band, The Mowgli's, bring their cross-genre music to Luther College. With inspirations all over the map, The Mowgli's create songs reminiscent of classic rock and protest ballads wrapped in the sound of modern indie rock and dance bands. The band's recent single "San Francisco" charted on Billboard's Top 40 for alternative music in 2013.

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Dawn Reding

Luther College studying wind turbine's impact on local bats

Wind energy is becoming a prominent feature of both economic and visual landscapes across the United States. Wind turbines, like the one here in Decorah, are a sustainable energy resource, and help keep our air clean by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But what effects do they have on the local wildlife, and how can any threats be minimized?

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Maryna Bazylevych, Luther assistant professor of anthropology and women and gender studies, to be installed as the Nena Amundson Distinguished Professor at the college's fall 2014 Opening Convocation.

'Where's your Pendulum?'

"Where's your Pendulum?" Luther College's 2014 Opening Convocation Lecture, will be held Thursday, Sept. 4. Convocation also includes the installation of Maryna Bazylevych, Luther assistant professor of anthropology and women and gender studies, as the Nena Amundson Distinguished Professor.

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Brooke Joyce, Luther associate professor of music and composer-in-residence

Luther College Faculty Showcase Sept. 7

Luther College music faculty will present a showcase concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The performance is the opening event of the 2014-15 faculty concert season at Luther.

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Use the #lutherfair for a chance to win a Book Shop gift certificate.

Visit to win at the Iowa State Fair

The Luther College Admissions and Alumni offices are combining to host a booth at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 7-17. Come by to chat, catch up on the newest happenings at Luther and see what the campus has planned for the fall.

Take a picture of yourself in your Luther gear at the Fair, post it to Twitter or Instagram and tag #lutherfair, for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Luther College Book Shop.

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