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Luther College announces fall 2017 Dean's List

Luther College's fall 2017 Dean's List includes 737 students; 142 first-years, 142 sophomores, 184 juniors and 269 seniors. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

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Monk of Funk

'Martin Luther: Monk of Funk'

See Martin Luther as never before in an original one-act musical "Martin Luther: Monk of Funk" 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago St., Decorah.

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'The Film Lounge' watch party Feb. 1 at T-Bock's

Luther College Associate Professor of Communication Studies Thomas C. Johnson, along with Aaron Lurth, director of visual media and art instructor, Brooke Joyce, associate professor of music and composer-in-residence, and Jack Ross, Luther class of 2017 and multimedia strategic fellow, will be featured on the Iowa Public Television series "The Film Lounge."

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The National Parks

Luther to show first two films in six-part Ken Burns' documentary

A six-part screening of Ken Burns' documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," is scheduled throughout January on the Luther College campus with the first episode, "The Scripture of Nature" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, and the second, "The Last Refuge," at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14.

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Cynthia Kamikazi

'Gender, Development and International Engagement'

Discussing her career in global development and human rights, Luther College alumna Cynthia Kamikazi, class of 2005, will present "Gender, Development and International Engagement," at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in Valders Hall of Science, Room 362, on the Luther campus.

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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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