David Vasquez

Luther College campus to celebrate Eid al Adha

Luther College students and community members of all religious backgrounds will gather to learn about Eid al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in Peace Dining Room in Dahl Centennial Union. A brief program of reflections by students who grew up celebrating the festival will be followed by light refreshments and a time for conversation.

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Carla Hanson

Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Carla Hanson to perform voice recital Oct. 5

Carla Hanson, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a Spanish voice recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The recital is part of a touring series Hanson performs with her friend and collaborator, Ainhoa Urkijo, former Luther College faculty member.

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Shattered Dreams

Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez to present 'Shattered Dreams' at Luther

A new book by two former Luther College faculty members details the story of the April 2008 immigration raid of a meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, from the viewpoint of the undocumented workers. Authors Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez will read from their book, "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic ICE Raid in the Words of the Detainees," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 102, on the Luther College campus. A reception will follow.

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SPIN Theatre presents the One Act Play Festival

SPIN Theatre Company, the student theatre organization of Luther College, presents the One Act Play festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Storre Theatre on the Luther campus. The festival will feature four student-directed scenes from plays by David Ives, Samuel Beckett, Anton Chekhov and Susan Glaspell.

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The Big Tiny

'The Big Tiny' author Dee Williams in Decorah Sept. 30

Dee Williams, Portland-based author of the popular memoir and DIY tiny house book, "The Big Tiny," will give a talk on the Luther College campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Valders Hall of Science room 206. Sponsored by the Friends of Decorah Public Library in partnership with the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, Williams’ talk is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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