Dennis Barnaal

'About Ice'

Midwesterners think they are all too familiar with ice this time but year, but is there more to ice than just the freezing of water? Luther College Professor Emeritus of Physics Dennis Barnaal will go into depth on the fascinating aspects of ice at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the Mott Room of Dahl Centennial Union as part of the Luther Emeriti Colloquium series.

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Caleb Padilla, Luther College head football coach

Caleb Padilla promoted to head coach of Luther College football program

Luther College Director of Athletics Renae Hartl has announced that Caleb Padilla, who has been the defensive coordinator for the Norse football program the past three years, has been promoted to head football coach. Padilla replaces Aaron Hafner who resigned last week after serving five years as head coach. “I look forward to building on the football program created under the leadership of coach Hafner,” commented Padilla.

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The National Parks

'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' 

Celebrating the beauty of the great outdoors and national spaces in the United States, a six-part screening of Ken Burns' documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," is scheduled throughout January on the Luther College campus.

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Aaron Hafner, Luther College head football coach

Aaron Hafner resigns as Luther College football coach

Luther College Director of Athletics Renae Hartl has announced that Aaron Hafner, Luther College head football coach, has resigned. "It was a tough decision to leave Luther College, but my family and I have an opportunity to teach and coach in the Kansas City, Kansas area and continue our journey closer to our immediate family,” stated Hafner.

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Brittany Sisk

Brittany Sisk named Luther College head volleyball coach

Renae Hartl, Luther College director of intercollegiate athletics, has named Brittany Sisk the college's new head volleyball coach. Sisk joins the Norse with a wealth of experience as a head coach and assistant coach at both the NCAA III and NCAA II levels. She will begin her new duties immediately.

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CAL teaser

Luther College to stream 'Christmas at Luther' performance online

Luther College is offering a streamed version of the 2017 performance of "Christmas at Luther: The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen" online Dec. 22 through January. The college's annual musical celebration is available at christmasatluther.com/stream; there is no charge to view or download the performance.

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Brad Chamberlain, Luther professor of chemistry and interim dean for institutional planning and mission

Luther College Professor Brad Chamberlain named interim dean

Luther College President Paula Carlson announced Monday, Dec. 11, that Brad Chamberlain, Luther professor of chemistry and co-chair of the strategic planning process, will serve as interim dean for institutional planning and mission. He began transitioning into his new duties on Dec. 1. As interim dean, Chamberlain will lead Luther's campus-wide strategic planning process and coordinate the college's re-accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission through 2019. He will oversee two critical components of the re-accreditation process: federal compliance and the assurance review. Chamberlain will oversee the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, the Center for Sustainable Communities, Campus Programming and College Ministries.

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