Diversity Center welcomes students through food, community building

New and returning students were invited to attend the annual New Student Welcome Dinner hosted by the Diversity Center on Wednesday, September 10. The event serves as an introduction and meeting place for all international, multicultural and new students, according to the Diversity Center. The dinner also included prayer and an address by President Paula Carlson.
“Everyone is welcome,” Publication Assistant for the Diversity Center Derah Egbuna (‘16) said.

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The Awful Purdies serenade Seed Savers

The Awful Purdies, a modern folk band based in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, performed at Seed Savers Exchange’s Heritage Farm on Sunday, Sept. 14. The group played to a diverse crowd and led a discussion about local food following the performance.
“When I do my [radio] show for KWLC, I look for three things: songwriting talent, music talent and personality,” KWLC radio host Emma Cassabaum (‘16) said. “The Awful Purdies have all of these, and they’re five badass women.”

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The Awful Purdies serenade Seed Savers

By: Laura Hayes, Staff Writer
September 18th, 2014

The Awful Purdies, a modern folk band based in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, performed at Seed Savers Exchange’s Heritage Farm on Sunday, Sept. 14. The group played to a diverse crowd and led a discussion about local food following the performance.

A first look at “Second Sight”

Chips sits down with Jeff and Tessa Evason, SAC Spotlight’s upcoming mentalist duo.
By: Nils Johnson, Staff Writer
September 18th, 2014

The Evasons Mind Reading Duo, a mentalist act that promises to showcase a variety of skills such as ESP and “Second Sight,” will be performing at Marty’s on Friday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.

Album review: Alt-J, “This is All This”

By: Carl Bates, KWLC Station Manager
September 18th, 2014

Alt-J’s debut, “An Awesome Wave,” inspired polarized responses from the album’s listeners. At best, their debut elicited critical acclaim, winning the 2012 Mercury Prize. At worst, reviewers at Mojo and Pitchfork trashed the group’s album.

Local stages seek student talent

Decorah offers a variety of performance venues for students looking to showcase their talents off campus.
By: Spencer Hodge, Staff Writer
September 18th, 2014

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Language students practice with peers

By: Abby Carpenter, Staff Writer
September 18th, 2014

At Luther, students are required to take one language class, and for some, learning a whole new language can be an overwhelming challenge. It can be difficult to find a place and people with whom to practice speaking the language outside of the classroom.

Lund connects with students world-wide

By: Jenna Nelson, Staff Writer
September 18th, 2014

Executive Director for Global Learning and International Admissions Jon Lund recently started his 20th year working at Luther College. With backgrounds in Residence Life, the Career Center, and Marketing and Enrollment, Lund has just about seen it all. However, his current position in the Center for Global Learning allows him to closely interact with even more students.

Ross Szabo discusses mental health

By: Erika Storvick, Staff Writer
September 18th, 2014

On Thursday, Sept. 18, students, faculty and the Decorah community will have the opportunity to hear mental health advocate Ross Szabo speak. His lecture, “Behind Happy Faces: Talking About Mental Health,” explores the many mental health issues facing college students today.

“The goal of my presentation is to engage people on mental health,” Szabo said. “We need to do more than awareness.”

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