Monday, February 24, 2014 1:00 PM
When Vogue magazine published its April 2008 issue, featuring on its cover the Annie Liebovitz photograph of NBA all-star LeBron James and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, representatives for the magazine noted two things:
First: It was the first time in its 122-year history that Vogue had featured an African American man on its cover.
Second – and this, in the face of widespread critique of the image for what many media commentators saw as its reinforcement of racial stereotypes – the cover “sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game.”
Approximately 100 Winneshiek county students will make the trip to Ames Saturday, Feb. 20, to perform at the All-State Speech Festival at the Iowa State Center on the ISU campus.
Approximately 160 Decorah High School students participated in the
Northeast State Large Group Speech Contest hosted by Waterloo West High
School over the weekend.
Luther College will present its Black History Month lecture, “Making
Black Lives Matter,” by Tricia Rose, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m., in
the Center for Faith and Life.
Yer Vang will be giving a talk on the topic of “Immigration: Helping
Strangers Become Neighbors,” Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 6 p.m. at
Luther College, Olin Hall, Room 102.
In 2015 local booking agent Lynette Perry, along with Hotel Winneshiek
General Manager Dan Meador and sound engineer Kyle Sorenson collaborated
to create the first annual Winneshiek Music Festival.
Performing music inspired by the works of Langston Hughes,
Grammy-nominated wind quintet Imani Winds will appear in the Luther
College Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Center
for Faith and Life Main Hall.
In 2016, Vesterheim’s Folk Art School is celebrating its 50th
anniversary by offering over 60 classes in woodworking, fiber arts,
rosemaling, food traditions, knifemaking and metalworking, writing and
South Winneshiek High School students participated in District Large
Group Speech Contest hosted by Waukon High School over the weekend.
Over 200 Decorah High School (DHS) students participated in District
Large Group Speech Contest hosted by Waukon High School over the
The DHS Varsity Team received 20 division one ratings and the DHS 9th Team received six division one ratings.
The Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center invites the community to an
Open House Thursday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and in the
evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to view
displays about current Center projects, meet current board members and
volunteers, and share input on future projects. The morning session will
have pastries, catered by Waving Grains Bakery and the evening session
will have a meal of dishes prepared by volunteers and board members. The
community is encouraged to stop in for a quick bite to eat, or
Vermont Senator and Democratic Candidate for President Bernie Sanders
will speak at Luther College Sunday, Jan. 24, at 12:30 p.m. in the
The cast is ready. The stage is set. The beloved family show, Heidi, is
opening Thursday night at the New Minowa Players Theatre in Decorah.
Encouraging students to use higher education as a means to discover
their life's meaning and purpose, David L. Gould, the University of
Iowa's first Obermann Center Public Scholar, will give the Spring
Convocation lecture "Play, Passion, and Purpose: A New Arc for
Education" at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Center for Faith and
Life on the Luther campus.
The Decorah High School (DHS) Robotics Club will travel to its league championship Saturday, Jan. 16, in La Porte City.
Dragonfly Books in downtown Decorah will host Milwaukee author Nicholas Petrie Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at Dragonfly Books.
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