K’uun coffee bar opens in Decorah
Luther students and faculty and Decorah community members attended the grand opening of K’uun Coffee Bar at The Perfect Edge on Thursday, Sept. 18. Visitors came throughout the day-long grand opening to sample the locally roasted coffee and check out the newest coffee house in Decorah.
“Before coming I wasn’t quite sure what to expect,” Victoria Sandeno (‘17) said. “But the coffee is so flavorful, the menu is diverse and the bar gives it a different vibe than either Java John’s or Magpie. It’s definitely my new favorite.”
Football team honors military service
On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Luther College football team honored America’s veterans in style. The players debuted new jerseys, featured military personnel during the national anthem and finished the game off with a defeat of Grinnell 49-21. This puts their record at 3-0, which has not happened since 1987.
Luther College Soccer has been an indomitable force so far this season, with current standings of 9-1 for the women and 9-0 for the men. On Saturday, Sept. 27, both teams began competition against conference opponents, starting with Coe College.
The Philosophy Society is a student-run organization at Luther College. Students meet weekly to discuss philosophical concepts and spend time with one another.
Philosophy Society President Sarah Floden (‘15) joined the club after taking a philosophy class.
Student Senate and the Luther administration have added Medical Amnesty and the Good Samaritan clause to the Student Handbook this year.
The Luther College Phonathon is yet again dialing up donors as they celebrate 34 years of volunteer calling. Each year the Philanthropy Council recruits approximately 400 student volunteers to call alums and collect donation gifts for the Luther College Annual Fund, which helps offset tuition costs, increase scholarships and enhance programming across campus.
The Elkina Piano Duo performed in the Noble Recital Hall on Tuesday, Sept 23. Twins Julia and Irina Elkina played a selection of Russian pieces as a testament to their Russian heritage.
“It was exciting,” piano student Mitchell Stevens (‘17) said. “They were very energetic on stage.”
SAC Concerts featured country music ensembles Love and Theft and Gloriana for the fall concert in the Regents Center Main Gym on Saturday, Sept. 27. Student reviews were mixed and ticket sales were low compared to similar concerts.
The Water Street Music Series kicked off its third season on Saturday, Sept. 27 with “Homegrown in Decorah,” a free outdoor performance by the Bread and Butter String Band in the Oneota Community Food Co-op parking lot.