Halina Pyzdrowski

Luther senior Pyzdrowski selected to research flood resilience during summer

Over the course of the last 10 years, Decorah and other communities across northeastern Iowa have experienced multiple floods characterized as 100-year floods. As the effects of climate change intensify, events like these are only expected to increase. Halina Pyzdrowski, Luther College senior of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is researching flood resilience in the Upper Iowa Watershed for her summer research project at the college.

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Katie Patyk

Luther senior Patyk selected to research Theodore Sturgeon during summer

"Live long and prosper" the phrase from TV's "Star Trek" was written by Theodore Sturgeon, a science fiction author and editor from the late 1930s who wrote several episodes for the popular series, though he is renowned for his many short stories and acclaimed novel "More Than Human." Katie Patyk, Luther College senior of Milladore, Wisconsin, is researching Sturgeon's works and letters to discuss the parameters of the science fiction genre for her summer research project at the college.

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Ananda Easley

Luther junior Easley selected to research generativity and alcohol use during summer

As baby-boomers age and there are more middle-aged citizens than ever before, there is a need to know how their actions and attitudes affect their own health and the health of others. Ananda Easley, Luther College junior of Dubuque, Iowa, is researching the group's psychological and social development that occurs in middle adulthood and how it correlates with alcohol use for her summer research project at the college.

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Charlie Mitchell, Luther College class of 2017, at the 2017 Commencement ceremony.

Luther announces 2017 graduates

Luther College held Commencement ceremonies for the class of 2017 at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21, in Luther's Regents Center. Luther College President Paula Carlson congratulated 517 Luther seniors as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.

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Anita Carrasco, Luther associate professor of anthropology

Luther's Anita Carrasco granted Carson Writing Fellowship

Luther College Associate Professor of Anthropology Anita Carrasco was granted the highly competitive, Writing Fellowship from the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Germany for a six-month residency. The Center accepts applications from faculty and researchers from all over the world, awarding fellowships to only 12 percent of applicants.

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Two Luther students studying in Bentdahl Commons.

Luther College announces spring 2017 Dean's List

Luther College's spring 2017 Dean's List includes 743 students; 56 first-years, 146 sophomores, 210 juniors and 331 seniors. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at least 12 credit hours with 10 hours of conventional grades (A, B, C, D).

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