Issue: #5
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 Welcome Back! Luther welcomes alumni to campus for Homecoming Oct. 4-6

Luther College will celebrate Homecoming 2013 Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6, bringing more than 5,000 students, alumni and friends of the college to the Luther campus for class reunions, sporting events, music, dance, theater and other events. Luther extends an invitation to the Decorah area community to join in the celebration. Read more... 

 Luther College Homecoming weekend concerts 

Luther College will celebrate Homecoming 2013 Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6. Several Luther ensembles will perform in concert on the weekend bringing more than 5,000 students, alumni and friends of the college to the Luther campus. All three concerts are open to the public with no charge for admission. Read more... 

 Olympian joins in Luther College Aquatic Center dedication  


Christine Magnuson, world champion swimmer and Olympic medalist, will travel to the Luther College campus for the dedication and official opening of the college's Aquatic Center at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

In addition to the ceremony, Magnuson will be on hand during the college's homecoming weekend, speaking to the swimming and diving teams, interacting with students and swimming in Luther's alumni meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. 


Luther College Nordic Choir to release new album, 'Go,
Lovely Rose'

Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, is set to release its newest album, "Go, Lovely Rose," available for sale Friday, Oct. 4.

"Go, Lovely Rose," features musical selections that were performed during choir's 2012-13 academic year touring schedule. The title track is an arrangement by acclaimed choral composer Eric Whitacre. Other featured pieces include "The Lord is the Everlasting God" by Kenneth Jennings; the new piece, "A Spotless Rose" by British composer Paul Mealor; "Praise to the Lord" arranged by F. Melius Christiansen; and the Nordic Choir traditional closing piece, "O Lord God" by Pavel Chesnokov. Read more...

Luther College Jazz Orchestra releases new album 'Aquarela'

The Luther College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Juan Tony Guzmán, is proud to announce the release of "Aquarela," a new recording released on Sept. 24. Portuguese for "watercolor," "Aquarela" symbolizes the varied and colorful repertoire of the Luther College Jazz Orchestra in addition to the strong connection between the ensemble, and people and music of Brazil. Read more... 

Luther College's Charles Beatty to speak on hearing loss
Oct. 5  

Charles W. Beatty, Luther College class of 1973 and an established otorhinolaryngologist, will present  "Can You Hear Me Now?!- Hearing Loss and its Treatment" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Valders Hall of Science, Room 206, on the Luther campus. The presentation is part of the Hoslett Memorial Lecture Series, named in honor of Professor Sherman A. Hoslett, and his work in the biology department at Luther for 30 years. Read more... 


Luther College Visual and Performing Arts to present 'Proof'

"Proof," a 2000 play by American playwright David Auburn, will be performed by the Luther College's Department for Visual and Performing Arts Oct. 3-5. "Proof" tells the story of a 25-year-old woman named Catherine who has been taking care of her father, Robert, a brilliant but mentally unstable mathematician. While coping with the untimely death of her father, Catherine also must deal with her estranged sister returning home for the funeral, and her feelings for a former student of her father's. Read more...  

Luther College's Balalaika Ensemble to perform Oct. 12

The Luther College Balalaika Ensemble will perform in concert at   7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission, although a free-will offering is appreciated to benefit the Bruce and Amy Wrightsman Memorial Scholarship, which supports study abroad for Luther Russian studies students. Read more...