Issue: #28
04/11/2013
In This Issue


Video of the Week
Meet Your Counselor:
Mark Faldet


Presidential search update

From: Sandy Lee and Paul Torgerson, co-chairs, Presidential Search Committee

 

In the ongoing search for a new Luther president, the college's Board of Regents is taking a two-pronged approach. The Presidential Search Committee is seeking additional candidates to be considered for the permanent position with the continuing assistance of AGB Search and Dr. Bruce Alton. 

 

At the same time, a committee of the Board of Regents, which includes the Regents who are also serving on the search committee, is working to define the roles and responsibilities that an interim president might have and is seeking candidates who could serve in that capacity. 

 

Both committees will report to the Board of Regents, which has responsibility for decisions regarding a permanent or interim appointment.

President Torgerson's term of service to Luther College will conclude June 30, 2013.

 

We feel confident in taking this additional time because Luther is a strong and well-positioned college, due to the efforts and dedication of each member of the Luther community.

Luther College junior Alexander Greiner granted Goldwater Scholarship


Luther College junior Alexander Greiner of Fairfield, Iowa, has been granted a $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship based on academic merit. He is one of 271 students to receive the scholarship out of a pool of 1,107 candidates.  Read more...
Luther President Richard Torgerson names four new Board of Regents members

Luther College President Richard Torgerson has announced the appointment of four new Board of Regents members: Ann Bentdahl, Katherine Johnson-Becklin, J. Robert Paulson and James Thomsen. Read more...

     
Luther's Nordic Choir performed at the Iowa Capitol Wednesday. The choir sang the national anthem for both the House and Senate's convening ceremonies, followed by Governor Terry Branstad making a proclamation declaring April 10 Iowa Private College Day.

President Torgerson said a prayer at the morning event and Nordic Choir wrapped-up the morning's activities with a performance in the Rotunda.
To view the morning's activities see: http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp?Category=billinfo&Service=ArchiveDay&vid=622&iDate=2013-04-10.
Radically Open: Transcending Religious Identity in an Age of Anxiety

Robert Shedinger, associate professor of religion, will present a Luther College Religion Forum Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin building on the Luther campus. His lecture, titled "Radically Open: Transcending Religious Identity in an Age of Anxiety," is open to the public with no charge for admission. Read more...
Luther to host 'Celebrate Ability' awareness event April 17

Luther College invites the Decorah community to "Celebrate Ability" on disability awareness day April 17. The awareness day includes creative games and a panel of speakers to facilitate learning and dialogue about disability myths and what we can do to create a more inclusive culture for those living with disabilities.  Read more...

Luther presents 'Singing Justice Together' April 21


Luther College invites the community to an opportunity to explore connections between justice, faith song and community with the 2013 Sihler Lecture: "Singing Justice Together." The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in Studio II of the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus. The lecture is open to the public with no charge of admission. Read more...

Luther College to host lecture by author Philip Ackerman-Leist

Philip Ackerman-Leist, farmer, author and Green Mountain College associate professor, will present "Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for the Food We Share," a lecture on local food systems at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in Room 206 of the Valders Hall of Science on the Luther College campus. A signing session with Ackerman-Leist will follow the lecture.  Read more...

'New Work' on display at Luther College

An exhibit from artist John Snyder titled "New Work" will be on display April 12 -May 19 on the upper level of Center for Faith and Life on the campus of Luther College. A gallery reception for Snyder will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The show and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission. Read more...

Luther College Brass Ensembles to perform in concert April 14


Luther College's Brass Ensembles will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band to perform April 18


Luther College invites the community to join the Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band for their performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther Campus. The concert is open to the public and free of admission. Read more... 


Luther College Philharmonia spring concert

The Luther College Philharmonia will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Read more...

Luther College Jazz Orchestra to perform tour homecoming concert April 25

The Luther College Jazz Orchestra will perform a tour homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. The performance by the 20-member Jazz Orchestra is open to the public. Read more...