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Luther College presents Faculty Research Symposium, Nov. 1

Luther College invites the community to participate in the Faculty Research Symposium starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206, on the Luther campus. Panels will continue throughout the day in Valders Room 206 and in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102. The event is open to the public, with no charge for admission.

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'With Word and Song' traveling art display at Luther College

An exhibit of mixed-media art that incorporates elements from Biblical texts, ancient Hebrew, and musical facsimilies will be on display Oct. 24 – Dec. 7, in the upper level of Luther College's Center for Faith and Life. The exhibit "With Word and Song" is a traveling art display by Massachusetts artist Sandra Bowden. The 25-piece exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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Gianni Schicchi, one-act opera

Iowa Public Radio to broadcast Luther College opera production

Iowa Public Radio will broadcast Luther College's spring 2014 opera production of Puccini's one-act operas "Sister Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi." The performance from Luther will air at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, on Iowa Public Radio. The broadcast is part of Iowa Public Radio's program "Opera in October," which highlights performances of opera productions from around the state of Iowa.

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Jason Elkins, Decorah native, will have photographs featured in an exhibit in Preus Library on the Luther College campus.

Decorah native to be featured in Preus Library art exhibit: Digital photography by Jason Elkins will be on display beginning Oct. 27

Strongly influenced by Dorothy Lange and her late 1930s Farm Security Administration collection, Jason Elkins works predominantly in the medium of digital photography. Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and raised in Decorah, Iowa, Elkins' work will be featured in an exhibit from Oct. 27 – Dec. 12 in Preus Library on the Luther College campus.

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Haunted Lab

Luther College physics department to host haunted lab

The Luther College chapter of the Society of Physics Students will host their annual Haunted Lab from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the basement of Valders Hall of Science. The Haunted Lab boasts classic physics favorites and new Halloween-themed physics demonstrations to play with and be amazed by.

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Luther awarded $100,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant

Luther College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a series of academic offerings that will provide students and faculty with greater opportunities for collaborative research in the humanities and a deeper understanding of the liberal arts curriculum.

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Luther College campus to celebrate Diwali

Luther College students and community members of all religious backgrounds will gather to learn about Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Peace Dining Room of the Dahl Centennial Union. There will be a brief program, followed by light refreshments and a time for conversation.

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Calliope Duo to perform at Luther Oct. 28

The Calliope Duo, featuring Elizabeth McNutt, flute, and Shannon Wettstein, piano, will perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and features recent solo and chamber works by Mario Lavista, José-Luis Hurtado, Arturo Furentes, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and a world premiere by Iowa composer, Harvey Sollberger.

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Dr. Jyoti Grewal

Jyoti Grewal to speak at Luther College Oct. 13-14

Violence, in its many forms, has remained constant throughout history. Activists, educators, and leaders have sought to end violence through raising awareness. The Luther College campus welcomes the return of former Luther professor Jyoti Grewal, Ph.D., for a guest lecture to aide in the education and exposure of violence around the world.

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