Global Perspectives Visit Event

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 09:00 AM

Dahl Centennial Union
700 College Dr
Decorah, IA 52101
United States

The Global Perspectives Visit Event is offered in conjunction with the Luther College Ethnic Arts Festival and the Oneota Film Festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to see all the ways in which Luther students are exposed to the world, both on campus and off.

Ethnic Arts Festival celebrates the cultures of the world. The festival features presentations, programs and displays by Luther's international students from 60 countries. Surprises awaiting visitors include a sampling of international foods. Luther's international students and dining services staff prepare the food to be served in Peace Dining Room. Following dinner, guests enjoy a show that includes lively international dance, fashions from around the world, songs and skits, and laughter.

The Oneota Film Festival will feature over 20 films exploring a wide range of themes, from global perspectives to sustainability to eco-adventures, all focusing on issues of our time. There will be opportunities to hear panel discussions, meet filmmakers, and participate in a variety of festival activities! Films will begin Friday afternoon and run through Sunday afternoon both on campus and off. There is no charge for the screenings. A full list of films, times and locations (available February 1) is found at:

Parents and students are invited to attend all activities of interest while in Decorah.

Friday, March 6
Optional housing (for seniors) and film presentations. (Check-in at the Welcome Center on the main level of the Dahl Centennial Union.)

Saturday, March 7
(Check-in for Saturday activities in the Admissions Visitor Center on the second floor of the Dahl Centennial Union.)
9:30 a.m. - Optional conversation with admissions staff
10:00 a.m. - Optional campus tour
11:00 a.m. Breakout sessions

  • Conversations with faculty, staff and current students engaged in international management, modern languages and study abroad.
  • A sharing of experiences by current multicultural students (learn more about their perceptions of Luther and the Decorah community)
  • A conversation with an International Studies major regarding his research on Islamophobia.
  • Oneota Film Festival film presentation.
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-4:00 p.m. - Ethnic Arts Festival country fair
4:30-6:30 p.m. - Complimentary dinner in Peace Dining Room
7:00 p.m. - Talent show

Sunday, March 8
Oneota Film Festival (continued)

Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.