Luther College News
“Black History Month provides an opportunity to reflect on the contributions and influences of African Americans,” said Robert Clay, diversity, equity and inclusion officer and assistant to the president for community engagement at Luther. “It also challenges us to further social justice and civil rights efforts that are necessary for African Americans to have equitable experiences in local and global capacities.”
Luther College’s Hongxiao Yu, assistant professor of management, is the first recipient of the Excellence in Collaboration Award from the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce and Luther College for her active role in helping local businesses.
Ron McCurdy, professor of music at the University of Southern California, and his quartet will perform Langston Hughes’s “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” for Luther College’s Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.
Twenty-three students from Luther College Model U.N. attended the conference, with some representing Malta and others representing Niger. Norton won the Outstanding Delegate Award for her representation of Malta in the International Telecommunication Union.
More than 500 Luther students made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2023 semester.
The Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the premier collegiate choral ensembles in the United States, will perform across the Upper Midwest in January and February.
Dr. Mark Potvin, conductor of Norskkor, the Luther choir for first-year tenors and basses, will crisscross Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin engaging choral communities and high school music programs as the #NorskkorNomad.
Watch this feature video as Christmas at Luther participants discuss what the experience means to them.
Luther College will host Dream Week to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 10–19. Events, activities and community outreach are planned throughout the week to remember King’s work and legacy and to examine the state of racism, bias, inequity and injustice in the world.
Luther College alum Josh Cinnamo, class of 2003, won a gold medal in the shot put event at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile with a throw of 14.93 meters.