News in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at Luther College

Balalaika Ensemble

Luther College Balalaika Ensemble to perform on March 3

The Luther College Balalaika Ensemble, featuring special guest Ami Hall, class of 1996, will perform in concert at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3, in Shirley Baker Commons on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Young children are encouraged to attend.

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Ashley Heffernen named Fulbright English Teaching Assistant

The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Ashley Heffernen, Luther College class of 2014, to receive a Fulbright award for the 2015-16 academic year.

The highly competitive Fulbright foreign scholarship award provides funds for a year's educational experience abroad, including travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

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Balalaika Ensemble

Luther Balalaika to perform concert Feb. 22

The Luther College Balalaika Ensemble will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Shirley Baker Commons on the Luther campus.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Special guest vocalist is Ami Hall, Luther class of 1996, performing artist and educator from Littleton, Colorado.

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Lydia and Andrea perform at Vesterheim

Lydia and Andrea perform energetic traditional Nordic music on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice on Monday, Oct 27, 2014 at 7:30pm at Vesterheim's Bethania Church, 113 N Mill Street, Decorah, Iowa.

Doors open at 7pm, $12 at the door, Luther students get in free with student ID.

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Spanish Talent Show

The Luther College Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics department is hosting a Spanish Talent Show with music, dancing, fun and prizes at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Marty's on the Luther campus.

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Laurie Iudin-Nelson, professor of Russian Studies and director of Luther's Russian Studies and Nordic Studies departments

Learning about peace

Director of both the Russian Studies and Nordic Studies departments, Professor Laurie Iudin-Nelson's plate is full of international insight already, but that doesn't mean she's done learning. Laurie discusses the importance of continuing to study peace making and reconciliation efforts.

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Kirsten Jacobson

Fulbright in Vietnam

Do they speak French in Vietnam? Odd as it may sound, the answer is yes, more than five percent of the population speaks French. Learn more about Vietnam with Luther grad Kirsten Jacobson as she begins her journey teaching there this upcoming year. With her recently awarded Fulbright, she discusses the opportunity to immerse herself in a part of the world that is unknown to many.

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Shattered Dreams

Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez to present 'Shattered Dreams' at Luther

A new book by two former Luther College faculty members details the story of the April 2008 immigration raid of a meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, from the viewpoint of the undocumented workers. Authors Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez will read from their book, "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic ICE Raid in the Words of the Detainees," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 102, on the Luther College campus. A reception will follow.

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Elizabeth Steding

All Roads Lead to Leipzig

What do Fulbright, the National Library, Goths, and former students all have in common? Leipzig, of course! As the title says, all roads lead to Leipzig.

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