May 05, 2015
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Conference focuses on ‘sports, race, media’
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.”
Luther College Spring Opera will present 'The Magic Flute' Friday, Saturday, May 8,9
Imagine a fantastical realm ruled by an evil queen, populated by bird people and mystical animals, with a prince attempting to rescue a princess as the Luther College Music Department presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.
Upstart Crow Theatreworks presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ May 7, 9, 10
Upstart Crow Theatreworks presents its spring production, William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” May 7, 9 and 10 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Fire at high school contained to dryer
The cause of a fire at Decorah High School Monday evening is yet to be determined.
Luther research symposium is Friday
The Luther College student research symposium takes place Friday, May 8, in various locations on the Luther campus.
Luther College to celebrate commencement May 24
Luther College will celebrate commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 24, in Carlson Stadium when President Paula Carlson will confer the Bachelor of Arts degree on Luther's class of 2015.
Dan Werner Memorial Blood Drive set for May 22
Winneshiek Medical Center and the Decorah Rotary Club will host the Dan Werner Memorial Blood Drive Friday, May 22, from noon to 5:30 p.m. in conference rooms B1-3 in the lower level of the Medical Center.
Decorah Education Association, District reach tentative contract agreement
The Decorah Education Association (DEA) and Decorah Community School District have reached a tentative contract agreement for the 2015-2016 school year.
Passing on solar garden ... for now
Although a community solar garden may sound like a good idea, the legal counsel for the Decorah School District is recommending the District stay clear of it for now.
Lawsuits against county by Chimney Rock may be moot
Two lawsuits pending against the county may resolve themselves, depending on proposed changes to the county’s code.
Sports EXCEL training for middle school boy and girl athletes
As summer quickly approaches, Winneshiek Medical Center's Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine department will offer a sports EXCEL program for students in grades five through eight from June 9 – July 9.
Exploring the World and Finding our Place
After backpacking, rock-climbing, and kayaking his way around the U.S. and Costa Rica, Chuck Stark, Luther College class of 2006, will present, "Exploring the World and Finding our Place" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus.
Celebration of Life’s ‘Fuel for the Fight’ grants expanded to male cancer patients
Winneshiek County Celebration of Life proudly announced their newest program “Fuel for the Fight” in August 2013.
Oneota Valley Community Orchestra presents finale of debut season Sunday, April 26
The Oneota Valley Community Orchestra will present the finale of their debut season Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. in the Decorah High School Auditorium.
Cantus, of 'Frozen' fame, to perform in Decorah April 23
As part of its U.S. tour, Cantus, a women’s choir from Norway, is performing in concert Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Decorah.
Vesterheim hires new president/CEO
Vesterheim has hired a new President/CEO.
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