Spotlight on Jeremy Messersmith
Minneapolis-based indie artist Jeremy Messersmith graced the Marty’s stage on Saturday, Nov. 15 for a concert sponsored by SAC Spotlight. Before the concert, Messersmith sat down with Chips Features Editor Casey DeLima to discuss his performance, his newest album “Heart Murmurs” and more.
Chips: I heard you’re doing No-Shave November. How is that going for you?
Jeremy Messersmith: Oh, it’s ... it’s so prickly. I’m basically wounding everyone close to me.
Opera Scenes challenge conventions
As the seasons change from fall to winter, the beautiful melodies of birds will no longer be heard across campus. Instead, those beautiful arias and duets you’re hearing are students preparing for Fall Opera Scenes.
This year, the scenes are directed by Associate Professor of Music Andrew Whitfield and Instructor in Music Kathryn Reed. It is a credited course and has a full cast of 33 students.
“What’s great about the Fall Scenes program is that we can do excerpts from things when we may not be ready to do [a] whole production,” Whitfield said. “We do [Fall Opera Scenes] to involve as many people as possible.”
On Nov. 11, Luther and over 167 other swim teams around the country participated in Hour of Power, a relay event in which the team continuously sprints for an hour to raise money for sarcoma cancer research.
Paige Lobdell (‘16) and Moran Lonning (‘16) host a weekly sports recap infused with humor and Norse pride. The pair recently released their eighth episode of ESPNL and plan to continue producing new editions every Friday through the winter and spring seasons.
Over Thanksgiving break the men’s basketball team will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii for the Surf’s Up Classic, hosted by California Lutheran University.
Luther College recently formed the Luther College Hearing Board. The board is comprised of 11 members: five students, three faculty members (who are part of the Campus Life Committee) and three members of administration. According to the Assistant Dean of Student Life Jane Hildebrand (‘74), this board deals with more serious violations of the Code of Conduct.
Luther College received a compensation check for $46,364.08 as a result of winning a class action lawsuit against LCD flat panel manufacturers. Library and Information Services purchased several items from the accused manufacturers.
This semester, College Ministries implemented a series of discussions to gather feedback about the effectiveness of their programs. The last session of the semester took place on Thursday, Nov. 13 in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union.
For the first time this year, Luther College participated in International Education Week, a national initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate global learning experiences. International Education Week is Nov. 17-21.