Spring Convocation: Distinguished Lecturer Nicholas Carr
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February 28-March 1: Track and Field IIAC Indoor Championships
Luther College will host the Men and Women's Track and Field IIAC Indoor Championships. The two-day event will begin at 9 a.m. in the Regents Center
March 6: SAC Concert: Pentatonix
Vocal sensations and winners of season 3 of NBC's The Sing-Off, Pentatonix is taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone's wildest expectations. From their original tracks to their reimagining of pop hits and complex arrangements, Pentatonix has quickly developed a sound and style that is entirely unique. 
March 12: Luther College Theatre Performance: La Dispute, by Marivaux
This adaptation of Marivaux's play was created by director Bobby Vrtis and small groups of students. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Jewell Theatre.
Ingrid Baudler '14 participating in an Oneota Food Co-Op cooking class
Career Center Update
To learn more about the services offered, visit the Career Center's website.
Men's Tennis vs. Loras College
February 2013
Note from the editor
Rachel Brummond '15
The spring semester is in full swing, as is my semester in Washington D.C. There are eight Luther students participating in the semester in our nation's capitol, and it's been a dream so far! Here we are in front of the Lincoln Memorial posing for a rare tourist-y picture. This experience has brought so many amazing experiences, but there are many amazing opportunities on campus as well. In this edition of the parent newsletter we highlight some of those opportunities including a spotlight on the Launching Luther Leaders program, some amazing Career Center workshops, and some campus events and news pieces. Remember, all images in this newsletter are linked to more information or photos, and you can find past editions of the Parent Newsletter in the archive. As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at parentnewsletter@luther.edu
Message from Corey Landstrom, vice president and dean for student life

Happy February! By now, I trust you know that Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter. As I write, we await a blizzard and the arrival of winter storm "Seneca." For students who are not accustomed to the joys of winter in the Upper Midwest, this will be yet another chance to experience winter weather. My hometown of Duluth, Minnesota, has set a couple of records this winter: 23 consecutive days with below-0 readings and 60 total days (and still counting) of below-zero readings. We will need to buckle in and look forward to what spring will be-whether by the equinox or whenever the weather is befitting the descriptor, it's spring.

 

Spring also brings the time for students to consider where they will live during the next academic year. Our director of Residence Life, Kris Franzen, has offered information and sage advice. READ MORE...

Spotlight On:
Launching Luther Leaders
Launching Luther Leaders is a program designed for teaching students leadership theories and practices, and how to implement and develop their leadership skills. It is composed of three components; a leadership skills series, the Leadership Certificate Program, and finally the Student Leadership and Service Award ProgramLaunching Luther Leaders offers a flexible curricular structure for students to examine their individual leadership strengths, learn about leadership theories and practices, explore their sense of vocation, and gain leadership experience. All Luther students are invited to participate, and the program is designed to accommodate all levels of commitment.
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J-Term, Luther College & Beyond
Novian Whitsitt, associate professor of Africana Studies and English, shares some of the amazing experiences Luther students can have during their J-term. These can include, but are not limited to, internships and study abroad opportunities. Check out other Luther College Visual Media pieces on Luther's YouTube Channel.
J-Term, Luther College & Beyond
J-Term, Luther College & Beyond
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Brandon Lafferty '15 in the Scandinavian Fine Handcrafts J-term Class
Luther News
Luther students interview internationally known activist
Luther College students had a rare chance to interview an internationally known activist and scholar of contemporary Islam in January. Tariq Ramadan spoke via Skype on Jan. 23 to Robert Shedinger's class on contemporary Islamic thought and Todd Green's class on Islam and the West.
Nursing department awarded Carver grant
Luther College was awarded a $170,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to fund the purchase of high-fidelity simulation mannequins and their associated audio-visual components. The equipment will be used primarily in Luther's nursing department, though the college expects the simulation equipment will be useful in several other academic departments as well.
Luther College to host Concert Organist David Briggs
David Briggs, English composer and concert organist, will present an improvisation concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Luther College Center for Faith and Life. As part of the concert, Briggs, who is making his second appearance at Luther, will improvise a score to accompany the 1925 silent film "The Phantom of the Opera." 
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