Luther College's Women and Gender Studies program celebrates 25 years

Luther College's Women and Gender Studies program invites the community to a birthday party celebrating 25 years of the program Friday, Nov. 10. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner and program to follow at 6 p.m.

The reception, dinner and program will be held in Luther's Peace Dining Room on the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union. Tickets are $10 and available on campus at the Ticket Office, by calling (563) 387-1357 or online at

Introduction to Women's Studies, the first designated women's studies course, was taught at Luther in the fall of 1992, which led to the first Women's Studies certificate guided into existence by Luther Professors Jackie Wilkie and Mary Lou Mohr. Both women will be honored during the celebration for their contributions to the program. Along with Wilkie and Mohr, several other people will be honored that evening for their contributions to gender equity at Luther and in the community.

Other memories and stories about the Women and Gender Studies program will be shared throughout the night via song, poetry and comedy.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: