Open House

Luther College presents Spring Open House May 3

Luther College Admissions will hold a Spring Open House on Friday, May 3, to give high school sophomores and juniors an introduction to Luther College. The day includes a campus tour, an admissions workshop, complementary lunch, a trolley tour of Decorah and optional student life and music session.

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Jazz Band Spring 2019

Luther College's Jazz Band to perform on April 30

Luther College's music department presents the Luther College Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus. Directed by Jon Ailabouni, Luther adjunct faculty of music, the performance will include the "Boogie Stop Shuffle" by Charles Mingus, "Katie" and "Basie Straight Ahead" by Sammy Nestico, "Linebacker" and "Riverscape" by Fred Sturm, "Yardbird Suite" by Charlie Parker and "Black and Tan Fantasy" by Duke Ellington.

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Lei Weng

Luther College to host pianist Lei Weng

Steinway artist, frequent concert soloist, avid chamber music performer and dedicated educator, Lei Weng will come to perform at Luther College. He will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jensen Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge of admission.

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Phi Beta Kappa teaser

'Bait and Switch: The Unexpected Career Journey of an English Major'

Discussing the benefits of a liberal arts education, Spruiell White, Luther class of 1967, will give the address at this year's induction ceremony for new members of the Luther College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. White will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in the Noble Recital Hall of Luther's Jenson Noble Hall of Music. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther College Nordic Choir to perform in Des Moines

In collaboration with the Des Moines Symphony, the Luther College Nordic Choir will perform Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" during the Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy and Bess concert. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Ticket information is available at https://dmsymphony.org/.

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Naria Kim

Luther College to host violinist Naria Kim

New York born violinist and Korea based international violinist and teacher Naria Kim will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jensen Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge of admission.

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What Would Love Do?

Luther College presents dance performance 'What Would Love Do?'

"What Would Love Do?" Luther's dance program examines this question through their performances on May 9-11 in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for The Arts on the Luther campus. The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10, and at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.

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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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