Issue: #2
09/12/2013
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Luther College Writers Festival features authors Anne Lamott and Mark Salzman

Award-winning authors Anne Lamott and Mark Salzman are the featured speakers at the 2013 Luther College Writers Festival, Sept. 27-28, on the Luther campus. Registration begins at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the Valders Hall of Science Concourse. The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday with a reading and book signing by Salzman and concludes on Saturday evening following a 7:30 p.m. lecture and book signing by Lamott in the Center for Faith and Life.   Read more... 

Luther alumni photographs on display through Oct. 18

Photographs by Aaron Lurth, Luther College class of 2008, are on display through Oct. 18 in Preus Library on the Luther campus. Lurth, director of visual media, also teaches photography at Luther. For the past nine years, he has been a photographer for the Experimental Aircraft Association at AirVenture-the world's largest air show. He has shot marketing campaigns for Luther and served as the photographer for the Cedar Rapids Kernals minor league baseball team. Read more...
 Luther College alumnus given Pioneer Memorial Award

Curtis Reiso, Luther College class of 1954, was given the Pioneer Memorial Award at the Heritage Club Dinner in Decorah this spring. The Pioneer Memorial Award was established in 1988 to honor individuals who characterize the spirit of Heritage Club and whose generous support serves as an inspiration to others. It is for his visionary commitment and steadfast support to Luther that the college presented the 2013 Pioneer Memorial Award to Reiso. Read more... 

 'How Do You Want To Be Remembered'

Kent Stock, teacher, coach, principal, banker and powerful speaker, will present a SAC Leadership lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Room 206 of Valders Hall of Science on the Luther College campus.

The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. Read more... 

Luther College and APO to host adventure race Sept. 21

An adventure race, sponsored by Luther College's Mu Theta chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The race begins in the Regents Center Circle Drive on the Luther campus. The adventure race consists of a three-mile canoeing/kayak leg, a nine mile bike ride and a three-mile run through the scenic city of Decorah. This race can be performed individually or divided between participants as a relay or a group.  Read more... 
New scholarship honors Luther Professor Iudin-Nelson

Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Luther College professor of Russian Studies, was honored for 25 years of service at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minn., at a ceremony in July. Special guest at the event, which also served as a dedication of the new permanent Russian Village site and recognition of major donors, was Yury Y. Melnik, second secretary of the Russian Embassy, on behalf of His Excellency Sergey I. Kislyak, ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States. Read more...
Luther Book Shop to host book signings, storybook readings

The Luther College Book Shop is hosting a trio of events-two book signings and a storybook reading session-on Saturday, Sept. 21. All events are open to the public with no admission charge.
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'The Education Project: Educators as Advocates: a Look into the Future'

The work of Sandy Steinbrecher, Chicago photographer, will be on display through Friday, Oct. 18, on the upper level of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus. A gallery reception, artist talk and panel discussion will be held for Steinbrecher at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Center for Faith and Life. The show, titled "The Education Project: Educators as Advocates: a Look to the Future," and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission. Read more...
 'The Sacred Art of Conversation: Practicing Presence in an Age of Distraction'

Ever wonder where the art of conversation is going in today's world of ever-increasing technology use? Forming habits that help people be more present in their surroundings and reclaim the foundational importance of conversation in life are key concepts presented in the Religion Forum featuring Diane Millis. Her lecture, titled "The Sacred Art of Conversation: Practicing Presence in an Age of Distraction," is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus, and is open to the public with no charge for admission.   

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