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Luther students volunteer in Postville, Iowa; Hamm elected as Wartburg College interim president; and more

• Campus pastor David Vasquez and several students and professors from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, volunteered as translators in neighboring Postville following the May 12 federal immigration raid at a meat processing plant. Nearly 390 people were arrested in the raid, and some 400 children, mothers, fathers and grandparents took shelter in a Roman Catholic church. At that makeshift shelter, Luther volunteers worked alongside members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville.

• William E. Hamm was elected interim president of Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa, effective July 1. Hamm, a 1966 Wartburg graduate, is the former president of Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa, and recently retired as president of the Foundation for Independent Higher Education in Washington, D.C. He follows Jack R. Ohle, who became president of Gustavus Adolphus, St. Peter, Minn., July 1.


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