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Luther College announces grants of tenure and promotions

Luther College President Paula Carlson and Dean of the College Kevin Kraus have announced promotions and grants of tenure for current faculty members. At its Feb. 8-10 meeting in Decorah, the Luther Board of Regents approved tenure for Rachel Brummel, environmental studies/political science; Stephanie Fretham, biology; Joseph Madrigal, art; Anna Peterson, history; Dawn Reding, biology; Jennaya Robison, music; Lindsey Row-Heyveld, English; Justin Sprung, psychology; Robert Vtris, theatre; Alexandra White, management; and Jill Wilson, education. All were promoted to associate professor.

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Maxie Rockymore

Luther hosts Kemp Memorial Lecture April 25

As part of Luther College's Black Student Union Reunion Weekend, Luther alumna Maxie (Jones) Rockymore '82, is serving as the keynote speaker for the annual Don Kemp Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Shirley Baker Commons on Luther's campus.

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Luther College presents Climate Justice Week April 25-May 2

Exploring various climate-related issues through lectures, a water walk and performances, the Luther College presents Climate Justice Week April 25-May 2. The week's events begin with a lecture presented by Jim Martin-Schramm, Luther professor religion and director of the Center for Sustainable Communities, titled "Luther's Path to Carbon Neutrality," at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in Peace Dining Room.

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Dorian Summer Retreat

Luther College to host second annual Dorian Choral Retreat

The Dorian Choral Retreat, now in its second year, will be hosted this summer at Luther College June 28-30. This event is available to all who are interested and at least 19 years of age. The retreat is ideal for Luther alumni, music educators, church musicians, career musicians and folks who just love singing. The goal of the weekend is to be a musical retreat, a way to recharge batteries, an opportunity to take a break from everyday life and a time to explore Decorah and Luther College.

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James Hansen

James Hansen to give Luther College Roslien Distinguished Lecture

In 1988 Dr. James Hansen, then director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified before Congress and brought the issue of climate change to the public eye. Thirty years later, he continues to raise the public alarm about climate change. Hansen will give Luther College's 2019 David J. Roslien Lecture on Science and Leadership at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall.

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Luther College celebrates 50th anniversary of Black Student Union

The 2018-19 academic year has marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Luther College Black Student Union. To celebrate this milestone, Luther has engaged in a yearlong celebration that will culminate with a BSU Reunion Weekend, April 25-28. Through four days of public events, the reunion weekend will bring the entire campus and broader Decorah community together to honor BSU founders and celebrate 50 years of BSU presence at Luther College.

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Katie Stuelke

Stuelke performs Brudos Family Opera Prize Recital April 13

Luther College senior Katie Stuelke of Center Point, Iowa, is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. As part of the award, Stuelke will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

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Luther College Jazz Orchestra to perform Homecoming Concert April 16

The Luther College Jazz Orchestra will present their homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. This concert is the culmination of the Jazz Orchestra's 2019 Midwest Tour, consisting of stops in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota.

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Students from LCCMS to perform in a recital

Luther College Community Music School is presenting a recital for private lesson students at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Noble Recital Hall in Luther's Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The recital will feature pianists, string players, wind players, drummers, guitarists and ukulele players from LCCMS. Students of all ages enrolled in LCCMS private lessons are taught by Luther music education students.

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Colin Weber

Luther College junior Weber named Rossing Physics Scholar

Luther College junior Colin Weber of Rochester, Minnesota, has been awarded a $5,000 Rossing Physics Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. The Rossing scholarship is awarded annually to physics students of exceptional merit through the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education.

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LCDM Big Event

Luther College Dance Marathon April 13

With the goal of providing emotional and financial support to the children treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Luther College Dance Marathon will hold their sixth annual LCDM Big Event from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 13 in the Main Gym of the Regents Center on the Luther College Campus.

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