Issue #26
April 3, 2014

Over the course of World War II, thousands of valuable artworks were lost, either through willful destruction or as collateral damage. Many works were lost even through the oppression of artists. However, those artists and works that survived were only that much more capable of contributing to the idea of a culture's suffering. An exhibit titled "Gerhard Marcks: Woodcuts from the Fine Arts Collection," featuring works created by Gerhard Marcks, an artist living in Germany at the time of the Nazi regime, will be on display April 7-May 25 in Preus Library on the Luther College campus. 


According to the U.S. Department of Justice, one in four women and one in six men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Luther College invites the Decorah community to join in participating throughout the month of April in Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an event that raises public awareness of sexual violence and educates communities on its prevention.


Luther College will host a reading by Patrick Hicks, author of the new novel "The Commandant of Lubizec," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building. Hicks is the author of five poetry collections, most recently "Finding the Gossamer," "This London" and the forthcoming "Adoptable." His short story collection, "The Collector of Names," is due out in 2015. Read more...
Mixed media collages by Mary Zeran on display April 1- May 25


An art exhibit featuring abstract acrylic paintings by Iowa artist Mary Zeran will be on display April 1-May 25 in Luther College's Center for Faith and Life Gallery, on the upper level of the building. The 17 abstract collages displayed in the exhibit "All Things Beautiful" feature cheerful colors and undulating brushstrokes on a variety of surfaces.  

From the end of former President of Indonesia Haji Muhammad Suharto's "New Order" through the era of "Reformation," ethnographic research has allowed the powerful role of music in Indonesian religious nationalism to come to light. Author and professor of ethnomusicology Anne Rasmussen will present a Sihler Lecture on women, music and Qur'anic recitation in Indonesia at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Room 102 of the F.W. Olin Building on the Luther College campus. Read more...


The Luther College Mock Trial team qualified for the Opening Round Nationals March 14-16 in Waukegan, Ill. To advance to national competition, teams must place in the top eight out of 24 in their regional contest. Read more...

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Featured Photos

This week's photos include a visit from Miss Iowa to the Luther College campus, the Solar Air Heating workshop and more. View photos

Featured Video

Check out the Luther College Visual Media's "Top Three Reasons to Chose Luther College." (Happy April Fools)   

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