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Festus Cole

Visiting Professor Festus Cole has two articles published

In a bit of serendipity, Visiting Professor Festus Cole learned right after arriving at Luther that two of his papers in the publication pipeline had been published. Please see the abstracts below and look for the articles in your library databases!

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Scandinavian Immigration History display case

Displaying Scandinavian Immigration History

This fall Anna Peterson's Scandinavian immigration history class has included the study of material culture. Early in the semester, they visited a regional cemetery to analyze tombstones. One of the class's later assignments was to communicate a narrative of Scandinavian immigration using objects and images in a display case.

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Victoria Christman at the 2014 Phi Alpha Theta Induction

Fall 2014 Presentations by the History Faculty

The history faculty have delivered papers this semester at academic conferences around the US and in Canada. We also made up a significant percentage of the Luther College Faculty Research Symposium. 

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Richard Dale

History Alumnus Receives Distinguished Service Award

Luther College President Paula J. Carlson presented Luther's Distinguished Service Award to three alumni Friday, Oct. 10, at the Alumni Dinner and Celebration of Distinguished Service. 

The Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by the college, is given in recognition of success and achievements in professional fields, service to society, contributions to community, and loyalty and service to Luther.

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Phi Alpha Theta President Callie Sonnek and Advisor Professor Anna Peterson

Phi Alpha Theta Induction 2014-2015

Students and faculty came together for a meal to celebrate the induction of the 2014-2015 Phi Alpha Theta Members. Phi Alpha Theta is a national honors society for history undergraduates and grad students.

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