Issue: #3
09/19/2013
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Luther College Student Activities Council presents Mat Kearney Sept. 20 

Mat Kearney brings his heartfelt and honest music to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in Luther College's Regents Center Main Gym. Oregon-born and Nashville-based artist, Mat Kearney has made a conscious decision to approach songwriting in a different way with his most recent album, "Young Love." As a fan of hip-hop since childhood, Kearney actually turned to the genre for a little inspiration for his new album. Read more...
Sarah Phillips to present 'Fukushima is not Chernobyl? Don't be so sure' Sept. 19

Sarah Phillips, Indiana University professor of anthropology, will present her lecture, "Fukushima is not Chernobyl? Don't be so sure," at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin building on the Luther College campus. The lecture will be followed by a brown-bag Q&A session at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Mott room of Dahl Centennial Union. Read more... 

Luther's Professor Davis completes third deep-sea excursion in three years 

Dan Davis, Luther College assistant professor of classics, recently returned from his third deep-sea excursion in as many years. Most deep-water surveys incur massive costs due to the large research vessel, large remotely operated vehicles tethered to the ship and expensive equipment for keeping the ship on station, to the tune of $50,000 per day. After sailing with National Geographic for two months during the summer of 2012, Davis set out to demonstrate that the same kinds of data can be collected for a fraction of that cost, while still involving students and serving as a teaching endeavor.  Read more... 

 Luther Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band to perform Sept. 21 

 

Luther College Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band will perform in concert at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in Marty's CyberCafé in the Dahl Centennial Union on Luther campus. Recognized as one of the most outstanding liberal arts college jazz ensembles in the Upper Midwest, the 20-member Jazz Orchestra performs in a variety of styles, ranging from the swinging tunes of Duke Ellington to the rhythmical beats of Brazilian samba. The Jazz Orchestra tours abroad every year, most recently traveling to Brazil in 2012. The group has recorded two albums, "On the Move" (2003) and "Transformations" (2011). Read more... 

 

 'For Those Who Eat Food: Your Perishable Future' 

John Ikerd, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri Columbia, will give a guest lecture about the so-called success of the American food system at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, in Room 206 of Valders Hall of Science on the Luther campus.His lecture, "For Those Who Eat Food: Your Perishable Future," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Luther College presents Family Weekend concert Sept. 21 

Luther College's music department will present an evening of choral and instrumental music at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, as part of Family Weekend activities. Seven ensembles will perform, including Aurora, Cantorei, Cathedral Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Norsemen, Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band. Read more...
 Luther's Music in the Shape of a Pear concert series features music from 1973

"Music in the Shape of a Pear" concert series will present "Music from the year 1973" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. Featured in the concert are music faculty members Ann Benjamin, Carol Hester, Xiao Hu, Helen James, Brooke Joyce, Karen Kanakis, Joseph Kromholz, Eric Kutz and Jacob Lassetter as well as student performer Hanna Josephson. Special guests include band "Absolute Hoot," featuring Erik Berg, Jeni Grouws, Nori Hadley, Steve Smith, and Mark Stumme. Read more... 

Reminder: Luther College Writers Festival features 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 campusRead more...