The Decorah Nespapers
October 18, 2018
  • 'Agents of Change' Presented by Luther College BSU
    In 1968, a group of students led the longest campus strike in the United States history in search of equality and social justice for the African American community.
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  • Decorah High School Class of 1968 holds reunion
    The Decorah High School Class of 1968 recently met for its 50th class reunion.
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  • Decorah family physician assisting federal health response to Hurricane Michael
    A family physician from Decorah, Dr. Kevin Locke, has deployed to assist the federal medical response to Hurricane Michael as part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS). Dr. Locke serves as a member of an NDMS Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).
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  • West Music Decorah, in partnership with Elixir, will host a free guitar restring event to benefit Luther College Community Music School Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  • Jo Olson honors the 50-year legacy of Ruby’s Restaurant; and Mary Monroe retires after five decades on the job. Read their stories in Thursday’s Decorah Journal.
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  • Center Stage Series:
    Aquila Theatre brings Frankenstein back to life in their performance of the Mary Shelley classic. They tell the story of the scientist, his creation and the question of the nature of innovation as they continue the Luther College 2018-19 Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
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  • Opening reception for Carl Homstad exhibit 'Panoramic' Oct. 19
    ArtHaus welcomes Decorah painter and muralist Carl Homstad and his exhibition, Paranomica, beginning Oct. 19.

    An opening reception is at 7 p.m. on the same date.
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  • Luther College to host Rock  the Commons Saturday, Oct. 20
    Luther College welcomes musical groups Beautiful Mess, Early Eyes and headliner Leftmore to the annual Rock the Commons event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in Bentdahl Commons on the Luther campus.
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  • SPIN Theatre presents 'After Dark' Oct. 20
    Luther College's SPIN Theater presents their musical Theatre Cabaret "After Dark," as they explore what happens when the sun goes down.

    With doors opening at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Center for the Arts atrium. SPIN's production is open to the public with no charge for admission. SPIN Theatre Company will also be selling "Spooky" treats at their performance.
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  • Luther to screen Ken Burns' film 'The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science'
    Luther College will screen the Ken Burns' film "The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Olin 102, with introduction by Luther Regent Chris Gade, class of 1986 and chair of the Department of Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic, and Eric Olson, KSMQ TV president and CEO.
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  • 'The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure'
    Studies show that rates of anxiety, depression and suicide are increasing across college campuses nationwide, increasing tensions between professors and students. What caused these cultural changes?

    Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt will answer that question by discussing the three "Great Untruths" that have crept into American childhood and education in his lecture "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure," at Luther College's 2018 Farwell Distinguished Lecture.
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  • Wandering Book artists to offer talk, workshop in Decorah Oct. 23, 24
    Peter and Donna Thomas, Book artists from Santa Cruz, Calif., are scheduled to show up in Decorah later this month with their gypsy wagon in tow.
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  • “A New Birth of Freedom:” Abraham Lincoln to visit Decorah Public Library
    History will come to life at the Decorah Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m., as Kevin Wood vividly portrays Abraham Lincoln, one of our nation’s most beloved and esteemed historical figures. This free all-ages program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Decorah Public Library.
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  • Auditions for NMP’s ‘A Year With Frog and Toad’ are Oct. 24
    Auditions for New Minowa Players' January show, “A Year with Frog and Toad,” are Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the New Minowa Players Theatre, beginning at 7 p.m.
    Auditions are open to actors high school age and above. Expected rehearsal schedule is 3-4 rehearsals in November, 3-4 rehearsals in early December, a break over the holidays, then Monday through Friday in January.
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  • St. Benedict 8th grade class to present  ‘The Glass Slipper’ Wednesday, Oct. 24
    The St. Benedict eighth grade class will present “The Glass Slipper,” a musical written by Vera Morris, including original songs written by Rodgers Hammerstein, Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m.and 7 p.m., in the Carrie Lee auditorium.
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