Luther College senior Anna Burke of Postville, Iowa, earned the Frank G. Brooks Award for Excellence in Student Research presented by the North Central District of the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society.
Through the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, ASIANetwork has awarded Luther College a $40,000 grant to support the hiring of Yang Wang, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Asian art history. This one-year fellowship will be co-hosted by Luther's Visual and Performing Arts department and the Asian Studies program. "Thanks to this grant, we were able to hire a dynamic young Ph.D. and can start moving toward diversifying our course offerings in art history. We're so excited that we will be able to offer more classes from a non-western world perspective that is entirely in line with our global focus as a college," said Kate Elliott, Luther assistant professor of art history.
The Luther College Music Department is proud to present the newest recording of Handel's "Messiah." The album is compiled from live recordings of the performances at the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at Luther College on March 27, and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 29. The physical and digital format of the album are available online at https://www.luther.edu/music/messiah/,or at the Luther College Book Shop for $25.
Luther College's 2015 commencement was in a word, memorable. Read on for more on the ceremony and award winners, as well as links to Luther alumnus (and senior producer of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!") Mike Danforth's hilarious commencement address and Luther alumnus Chris Norton's inspiring walk.