Luther Emeriti Colloquia: Professor John Tjostem

'Buffalo Chips to Uranium: Energy is the Driver of World Economies'
Luther College Professor Emeritus John Tjostem will present the lecture, "Buffalo Chips to Uranium: Energy is the Driver of World Economies" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

The lecture, part of the Luther Emeriti Colloquia series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Professor Tjostem completed 35 years of service to Luther before retiring from the biology faculty in 2000. He began teaching microbiology in 1963, which was the first offering of the course at Luther, and taught many other courses in the biology department among them: cell biology, immunology, histology, human anatomy physiology, zoology and an epidemiology seminar. Also coordinator of Luther's medical technology and cytotechnology programs, he was a dedicated health career advisor.

Tjostem holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and master's and doctoral degrees from North Dakota State University.

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