Luther College's first dance marathon
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April 25-26: SPIN Performance: Lysistrata
The SPIN Theatre Company, with special thanks to the Luther College Theatre Department, announces Lysistrata, directed by Maggie Sulentic. The show starts at 7 p.m.
May 1: Cantorei and Luther Ringers Concert
Cantorei and the Luther Ringers will join together for a spring concert. The performance will be held in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music at 7:30 p.m.
May 2-3: IIAC Championships-Final 36 Holes
The Luther College men's golf team will participate in the IIAC Golf championships on May 2 and 3. The event takes place in Dubuque, Iowa.
Luther College women's softball
Career Center Update
To learn more about the services offered, visit the Career Center's website.
Spring drawing class
April 2014
Note from the editor
Rachel Brummond '15
In Washington, D.C., the Cherry Blossom Festival is winding up, and so is my time here. It's been a rewarding experience, and I am continually amazed at the incredible network of Lutheran colleges of which Luther is a part. Similarly, I've had some remarkable experiences with Luther alumni, including a member of the Board of Regents who took a group of Luther students out to dinner--his treat! The conversations and levels of intellect that are a part of the fabric of Luther are what makes me so proud to have represented the college here in our nation's capital.  Those elements of Norse life are represented even in this edition of the Parent Newsletter. This month we have sports, science, art, and student activities, as well as a taste of the Luther humor and good-natured spirit that abounds on our campus. As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, I encourage you to contact us at
Message from Corey Landstrom, vice president and dean for student life

We are near the home stretch as Easter weekend approaches. Students will return from Easter break with the realization that there are only a few weeks left in the semester. What does this mean? It's time to hone in, focus, and be productive: complete reading assignments before class, participate in class discussions, and engage with faculty and classmates through a myriad of tools outside the classroom.


While upholding their class responsibilities is important, it's also critical that students pay attention to their own health and well-being. All-nighters and other extreme measures can cause more harm than success. Research suggests such measures are not effective. I remember my first quarter in college and feeling like I needed to do an all-nighter for finals week. So, I did an all-nighter. That was the first and last one I did in seven years of college and graduate work. I was not at the top of my game, after staying up all night, and it showed in my exams.  READ MORE...

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Student Activities and Organizations

The student activities program provides students with opportunities to engage in cultural, education, social, and recreational activities, which are an integral part of the living-learning community at Luther. Students develop their talents and abilities in leadership and teamwork through their participation in many different organizations and activitiesThe staff, student leaders, and student volunteers within the student activities program take pride in creating programming responsive to the needs and interests of the student population.

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Top Three Reasons to Choose Luther College--April Fools Edition
This fun April Fools video is a great spoof detailing why water fountains, peanut butter, and the eagle cam are the greatest reasons to choose Luther College. Check out other Luther College Visual Media pieces on Luther's YouTube Channel.
Top Three Reasons to Choose Luther College -- April Fools Edition
Top Three Reasons to Choose Luther College -- April Fools Edition

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Vasquez participates in Lutheran Immigration Leadership Summit
David Vasquez, Luther College campus pastor, met with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on April 1 to express the support of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for fair and compassionate immigration reform. 
Luther Students go big in mock trial

The Luther College Mock Trial team qualified for the Opening Round Nationals March 14-16 in Waukegan, Ill. To advance to national competition, teams must place in the top eight out of 24 in their regional contest.

Led by captains Aimee Lenth, Luther senior, and Margaret Kienitz, Luther sophomore, the Luther Mock Trial Team not only placed as a team, but also earned individual awards in regional competition at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill. Feb. 22-23.

Marcks works presented at Luther

Over the course of World War II, thousands of valuable artworks were lost, either through willful destruction or as collateral damage. Many works were lost even through the oppression of artists. An exhibit titled "Gerhard Marcks: Woodcuts from the Fine Arts Collection," featuring works created by Gerhard Marcks, an artist living in Germany at the time of the Nazi regime, will be on display April 7-May 25 in Preus Library on the Luther College campus.

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