Nordic Studies News and Events

Maren Johnson

Professor Johnson named director of Luther College's new Center for Nordic Studies, Professors Holland, Peterson and Thompson named to existing leadership positions

Four Luther College faculty were named to endowed positions at the college's Opening Convocation Thursday, Aug. 30. Maren Johnson, Luther College assistant professor of Scandinavian studies, was named the director of Luther's new Richard L. and Judith A. Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies; Steve Holland, Luther professor of economics, was named the Bert M. and Mildred O. Dahl Chair in Economics; Anna Peterson, Luther assistant professor of history, was granted the Nena Amundson Distinguished Professorship; and David Thompson, Luther professor of Spanish, was granted the Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities. The four have already begun preparing for these new roles.

Full article

Andy Meyer

'The Milk Route and Other Habits of Mind'

Former Fulbright "Roving Scholar" Andy Meyer will present the Gjerset lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Olin Room 102 on the Luther campus. The lecture, titled "The Milk Route and Other Habits of Mind," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Full article

Shasa Sartin

Luther junior Sartin selected to research French Huguenots during summer

In 1685, hundreds of thousands of Huguenots were forced to flee France attempting to seek refuge in other countries. Shasa Sartin, Luther College junior of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is researching the lives of French Huguenots to create a game based in 17 and 18th century Europe for her summer research project at the college.

Full article

Refsal Miller

Book Shop hosts event with Brian Andreas, Harley Refsal

The Luther College Book Shop will host a book signing and carving demonstration Dec. 3-4. Luther alumnus Brian Andreas will sign two of his recent books from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Professor Emeritus Harley Refsal and James Miller, Luther class of 2018, will give wood carving demonstrations from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

Full article