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Luther College's Phoenix named Kuh Family Award winner

Luther College sophomore Iloria Phoenix of Pella, Iowa, was awarded the Kuh Family "Positively Luther" Award for the 2015-16 academic year. The award is given each year to a student whose character, leadership, and participation in co-curricular and other educationally purposeful activities enhance the quality of campus life.

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Luther College softball player Paige Lobdell at bat.

Softball hosts conference tournament

Luther College will host the 2016 Iowa Conference Softball Tournament May 6-7 at the Luther College Softball Diamond. The single-elimination tournament includes the conference's top six teams and the winner of the tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Softball Championship.

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Luther College's Enriquez named Krahn Award winner

Luther College junior Luigi Enriquez of Racine, Wisconsin, was awarded the Krahn Family Student Life Service Award for the 2015-16 academic year. This award is given to a current sophomore or junior student who has demonstrated a strong contribution to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College.

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Student Composition Recital May 9

Student Composition Recital features 9 original works

Luther College will host an evening of new music composed by members of Luther's composition studio. Out of the 18 student composers in this semester's composition studio, five students have been selected to present their pieces at 9 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall. Works to be performed include solo, chamber and electronic music with video.

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Igor Kalnin performs recital with guest artist Rochelle Sennet

Luther College Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Igor Kalnin will perform a violin recital with guest pianist Rochelle Sennet at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther College junior Anderson receives $5,000 scholarship

Luther College junior Caleb Anderson of Rockford, Illinois, received a Rossing Physics Scholarship Honorable Mention award in the amount of $5,000 for the 2016-17 academic year. The scholarship is highly competitive and is awarded annually to physics students of exceptional merit through the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education.

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Molly Wilker, Luther College assistant professor of chemistry

Wilker discovers way to revolutionize renewable energy

On April 22, Molly Wilker, Luther assistant professor of chemistry, published a paper in the journal Science that could revolutionize renewable energy. Wilker, working last year with a team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder in conjunction with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Utah State University and Montana State University, discovered a way to convert nitrogen to ammonia—the main ingredient in chemical fertilizer—using sunlight.

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