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'Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives'

"Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives," a collection of works depicting imaginary cultures with fabricated artifacts and hand printed bookplates, will be on display in the Kristen Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus Oct. 20-Dec. 8. Beauvais Lyons, director of the Hokes Archives, created all of the works in the exhibit.

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'The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment'

In 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to possess a firearm that isn't connected to service in a militia for purposes such as self-defense in the home. It made the Washington, D.C. law banning handguns and requiring all lawfully owned rifles and shotguns be kept "unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock" unlawful.

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Unsportsmanlike Conduct

'Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Campuses and the Politics of Rape'

Pulitzer Prize winner and Luther alumna Erin Alberty and award-winning journalist and author Jessica Luther will share their experiences reporting on sexual assault claims at several major universities, including Brigham Young University and Baylor University, respectively. They will discuss what they have discovered during their investigations, and what needs to happen to slow down the trend of sexual abuse on campuses. Their presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

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Luther College's October Preview Days will be Oct. 19 or 20.

Luther College's Preview Day to be held Oct. 19 and 20

The Luther College Admissions Office will host two separate Preview Day events on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, 2017 on the Luther campus. This visit provides prospective students a glimpse into Luther's educational atmosphere. More information about Preview Day, as well as other Luther College visit events, is available at: visit.luther.edu.

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Luther College offers Creative Arts Visit Day

Luther College is hosting a Creative Arts Visit Day for prospective students Friday, Oct. 27. Activities for the day are geared toward prospective students interested in art, dance and theatre by providing an opportunity to explore visual and performing arts at Luther.

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Melanie Batoff

'The Past Meets the Present: Strengthening Community through the "Visitatio sepulchri" Liturgical Drama'

Examining a liturgical drama known as the Visitatio sepulchri or "Visit of the sepulcher" that was performed on Easter Sunday in churches and monasteries during the Middle Ages, Melanie Batoff, Luther College assistant professor of music, will deliver a lecture titled "The Past Meets the Present: Strengthening Community through the 'Visitatio sepulchri' Liturgical Drama" at 4 pm Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Choir Room of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on Luther's campus.

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Sola Scriptura

'Sola Scriptura'

As a part of Luther College's Reformation festivities, the exhibit "Sola Scriptura: Biblical Text and Art Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation," will be displayed in the upper level gallery of the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's Campus Oct. 19 – Dec. 3. To connect faith to its artistic expression, visitors to the exhibit are also invited to the Oct. 31 Reformation Symposium, "The Reformation of Everything."

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NIkhil Thacker

Luther senior Thacker selected to research bumblebee resource usage

The bee population has slowly been declining across the globe, causing scholars to panic about the lasting impact the decline will have on native plant communities. Nikhil Thacker, Luther College senior of Iowa City, Iowa, researched and observed bumble bees, known scientifically as Bombus, and how to preserve the areas the bees rely on for their survival.

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Luther College announces lawn-spraying day

Luther College will spray its 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. 13, with Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15, set as backups as needed.

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The U Turn

'The U Turn'

After enduring a 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, immigrant workers were left without a job and wondering if and when they'd be deported. Many shared their stories of abuse endured at the plant and also the love for their community. Film maker Luis Argueta was there documenting the aftermath of the raid when many of the workers obtained U-Visas to remain in the United States. He compiled the footage from that day for "The U Turn," the third film in his immigration trilogy.

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