Issue: #4
09/26/2013
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Center Stage Series: Weiss Kaplan Newman Trio to perform Sept. 27

The energetic and passionate piano trio, the Weiss Kaplan Newman Trio, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on Luther's campus. The program, part of the college's Center Stage Series, consists of an all-Beethoven bill including the "Ghost" piano trio (op. 70, no.1), the "Pathétique" piano sonata (op.13, no.8), and the trio in E-flat major (op.70, no.2). Read more...

Luther College SAC Spotlight presents Hypnotist Jim Wand Oct. 11 

Luther College Student Activities Council Spotlight committee presents Master Hypnotist Jim Wand at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. For more than 25 years, Wand has not only brought fresh performances to Luther, but built up a professional brand all his own. He is the owner and founder of Wand Enterprises, which today employs more than 50 hypnotists, comedians, magicians and ventriloquists capable of performing shows tailored to any audience. Read more... 

'The Great Transition Starting Now! Experiences from Denmark on the Renewable Energy Island Samsø¸' 

Energy expert Søren Hermansen tells the story of how a community came together to create a future of sustainable energy in his lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The lecture, held in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building on the Luther campus, is open to the public with no charge for admission.Since 1997, Hermansen has led the effort to make Samsø Island in Denmark energy self-sufficient for the 3,000 residents living there. His goal is to rid the island of all fossil fuel use by 2030. The island is currently able to heat homes with biomass and solar heating plants, and gets electricity from onshore and offshore wind turbines.  Read more... 

 

Luther College's Joseph Breitenstein to speak on mental illness Oct. 8 

 

Joseph L. Breitenstein, associate professor of psychology, will present the fall Paideia Lecture "The 'Other' is Us: The Stigmatization of Mental Illness" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall on the Luther campus. In his lecture, Breitenstein will speak about how the characterizing of mental illness is also seemingly ubiquitous, which serves to establish "otherness" and discrimination, or even suffering in those that are ultimately just like us or close to us. Read more... 

 

 'Why did John write a gospel?': Barker to present Luther College Religion Forum lecture Oct. 1 

Since the early days of the church, readers have questioned why the Gospel of John is so different from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. James Barker, visiting assistant professor of religion, argues that John knew the earlier gospels, disagreed with parts of them, and wrote his own gospel to correct the errors of his predecessors. Read more... 

Luther College Fall Fling community service day Oct. 26  

Volunteers from the Luther College Student Congregation will help Decorah residents with fall chores on Saturday, Oct. 26 when Luther holds its annual Fall Fling community service day. Luther students will help community residents with yard work, planting, light housework, window removal, cleaning, and other chores. Read more...

Luther College presents book signings during homecoming

The Luther College Book Shop will host book signing sessions Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, as part of Luther's homecoming weekend of events. Luther alumna Callista Gingrich, class of 1988; Richard Simon Hanson, Luther professor emeritus of religion and class of 1953; Douglas Knick, Luther professor; Carson Ode, class of 1963; and Steven Nelson, on behalf of his late wife, class of 1970, will sign copies of their books and DVDs in Luther's Book Shop located in the Dahl Centennial Union on Luther's campus.

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