Luther College presents NEDA Walk

Luther College invites the Decorah community to their first ever National Eating Disorder Association, Walk event. Money raised at the event funds education about eating disorders, prevention and support, as well as advocacy and research initiatives.

Check-in for the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., with opening ceremony follow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Luther College, beginning at the parking lot by the local pool.

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Natural Luther Area

Luther College sustainability presents Land Care Outreach

Luther College sustainability invites the Decorah community to a series of hikes and walks in the natural areas of the Luther campus. The excursions, part of Luther's new Land Care Outreach program, are open to the public with no charge for admission.

The community hikes take place on Friday afternoons, and participants meet in the first floor study lounge of Sampson Hoffland Laboratories on Luther's campus. Hikes take place from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, and Nov. 9. Each hike will take place in a different landscape of the Luther community; Oct. 19 in Lionberger, Oct. 26 at Hickory Ridge Woods and Nov. 9 in Roslien Woodlands.

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Vivian Kampschroer performing her Caberet piece “Don’t Tell Mama”

SPIN Theatre presents 'After Dark'

Luther College's SPIN Theater presents their musical Theatre Cabaret "After Dark," as they explore what happens when the sun goes down.

With doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Center for the Arts atrium, SPIN's production is open to the public with no charge for admission. SPIN Theatre Company will also be selling "Spooky" treats at their performance.

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'The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure'

Studies show that rates of anxiety, depression and suicide are increasing across college campuses nationwide, increasing tensions between professors and students. What caused these cultural changes? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt will answer that question by discussing the three "Great Untruths" that have crept into American childhood and education in his lecture "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure," at Luther College's 2018 Farwell Distinguished Lecture.

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Luther student volunteers to host annual fall Luther Serves Day

Luther College Student Congregation volunteers will participate in the annual fall Luther Serves event Saturday, Oct. 20. Volunteers will work in morning shifts between 9:30 a.m. and noon and afternoon shifts from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Volunteers assist Decorah residents with yard work, light housework and other fall chores. The day's work schedule gives priority to Decorah residents who are elderly or disabled, but any resident in need of help may request volunteers.

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Agents of Change

'Agents of Change' Presented by Luther College BSU

In 1968, a group of students led the longest campus strike in the United States history in search of equality and social justice for the African American community. Today this event is seen as a starting point for the establishment of ethnic studies and social equality. Through the stories of the young men and women who lead the battle for a more relevant and meaningful education for African American students, "Agents of Change" is a film that examines the untold story of the racial conditions found on college campuses.

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Luther College announces lawn-spraying day

Luther College will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 12, with Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, set as back up days as needed.

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'Research, Writing, and Teaching at a Small College'

Exploring what resources and conditions have fueled faculty research at the college, Luther College Professor Emeritus Richard Cole will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union. The event, titled "Research, Writing, and Teaching at a Small College," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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