Luther College graduate, Chris Norton, returning to Decorah to spread inspirational message
Luther alumnus Chris Norton is returning to Decorah to speak about his new book, “The Seven Longest Yards.”
Vicar Amalia Vagts, a 1995 Luther graduate, is a candidate for word and sacrament ministry in the Northeastern Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church in America (ELCA.) All candidates studying to become pastors in the ELCA complete a year of pastoral internship. Vagts’ internship is a collaboration between the Luther College student congregation with supervisor Pastor Anne Edison-Albright and two area congregations: Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader, Iowa and Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point, Iowa with supervisor Pastor Susan Friedrich.
Luther College has awarded Cynthia Kamikazi the Young Alumni Award recipient for 2018. The Young Alumni Award recognizes Luther alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years who have rendered notable services to their profession and society in their vocation or avocation.
As part of Luther College’s Black Student Union Reunion Weekend, Luther alumna Maxie (Jones) Rockymore ’82, is serving as the keynote speaker for the annual Don Kemp Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Shirley Baker Commons on Luther’s campus.
Juan Tony GuzmÃ¡n, Luther College class of 1990 and current professor of music, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Carlo A. Sperati award.
Luther College alumnus Paul Gulsvig of St. Paul, Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2018 Weston Noble Award.
Eight Luther College alumni will kick off homecoming weekend festivities with being bestowed the Luther Distinguished Service Awards by Luther President Paula Carlson.
Luther College graduate Sameer Dixit will speak about his extensive career in public health in Nepal at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on Luther’s campus.
Through her senior project, Luther College alumna Maggie (Steinberg) Hagen examined Luther’s history during key racialized moments in American history. That research led Hagen to delve further into the archives to understand the tensions she felt in her community during current historical moments.
Recent Luther College graduate Kristen Carlson was selected for a 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Latvia from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Carlson will support the teaching of English at JÄzeps VÄ«tols Latvian Music Academy and Riga Teika Secondary School in Riga, Latvia, as part of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.