Biology Colloquium

Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately 10 times during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.

Colloquium Requirements for Biology Majors

All biology majors are required to attend a minimum of 12 approved biology colloquia during their time at Luther in order to complete the requirements of the Biology major. 

Getting Credit for Colloquium Attendance

Students should fill out a colloquium report for each talk they attend and return it to have their attendance recorded. Students cannot claim colloquium attendance for their biology major graduation requirement if they have not submitted the report forms.

If colloquia talks are offered face-to-face, colloquium report forms are available at the front of the room and should be placed in the box marked "Colloquium" located at the front of the room before you leave the lecture hall.  If the colloquium is offered virtually, use the Google attendance form that will be posted here.  It should be submitted at the end of the lecture.

Unsure how many colloquium you have attended?  See Michelle Einck in SHL 231 or email: [email protected]

Spring 2023 Biology Colloquium Schedule

Thursday, February 9, 9:40 a.m.  - Valders, Room 206                                  
Off-Campus Student Research
Katie Dore ’23, Hormel Institute,
Alain Nishimwe ’22 & Minh Nguyen ‘20, Mayo Clinic,
Aislinn Geedey ’23, Northern Illinois University

Thursday, March 2, 9:40 a.m.
- Valders, Room 206 
“Migratory Fish:  Imprinting, Homing, and Importance of River Connectivity"
William Arden and Louise Mauldin, USFWS, Midwest Fisheries Center

Thursday, March 30, 9:40 a.m.- Valders, Room 206                
Prairies and Pollinators: Ecology and Restoration of Native Bee Communities in the Tallgrass”                             
Professor Dan Cariveau, Department of Entomology, Minnesota Bee Lab, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN                                                                  

Thursday, April 13, 9:40 a.m.-Valders, Room 206                
“Sunflower Phylogenies and the Origin of Polyploid Species”
Professor Eric Baack, Department of Biology, Luther College                                    

Friday, May 5, TBD
Learning @ Luther – talks and posters by Biology Students

(times and locations to be announced)