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College Ministries 'Year of Listening'
Thank you to everyone who participated in the College Ministries Year of Listening sessions Oct. 23-24. Comments will be reported in the aggregate only, without any individual identifying features, and shared with President Carlson, the pastors, our external consultant and the Listening and Visioning Group.
Listening and Visioning Group members are Carter Johnson '16, deacon of Global Concerns; Gifty Arthur '17, deacon of Spiritual Formation; Linda Martin, music; David Njus, psychology; Jane Hildebrand, Student Life; Ann Sponberg Peterson, Development; Rob Larson, Communications and Marketing; Derek Hartl, Admissions; and the Rev. Mark Kvale, pastor at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, Decorah.
Final listening sessions will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Mott room for students at 9:40 a.m. and for faculty and staff at 2:30 p.m. Sign up here to attend.
In addition, a survey has been sent to sent to a random sampling of students. Faculty and staff unable to attend a listening session are encouraged to share their thoughts using this form.
Have you seen me?
The Luther College Fine Arts Collection has completed our full-campus Art Inventory. Each week we'll feature one work of art that isn't where we thought it would be in hopes that the larger Luther community can assist in locating the work.
This week's "Have you seen me?" is a really interesting print, last seen in Brandt in the mid-1990s. It depicts a little monkey riding a bear and is titled, "O You Easy Rider." As always, if you know anything about the whereabouts of this work or remember it hanging in Brandt hall, please contact Kate Elliott <ellika03>, or 387-1328.
New archive hours for walk-ins
Archives will be open to walk-in patrons from 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. During this time, Dalton Little, acting as the Archives Public Services Assistant, will be available to assist patrons during the open research hours. Research inquiries, appointment requests and related questions can be directed to <archives> or 387-1805.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
Worried that you might develop diabetes? One in 12 Americans, more than 25 million people, have diabetes. Another 79 million have pre-diabetes, making it a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. This November, take steps to reduce your risks. Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented or delayed by losing a small amount of weight and being more active. This November, find ways to move more every day. Take a brisk walk on the trail, swim during an open swim time, bike or attend Zumba classes. Learn more about steps to prevent diabetes at this website. This tip is sponsored by the Wellness Department.
Reminder from facilities
If taking a college fleet vehicle and leaving a personal vehicle in the parking lot, please ask for a parking permit in the Facilities Services office. Park personal vehicles in the fleet line and then hang the parking permit from the rear-view mirror of the personal vehicle.
November staff meetings
The November staff meeting will include a presentation on campus communication and a presentation on logo usage and licensing. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.
Advent calendars available
The Book Shop is selling advent calendars with chocolate behind every window. Hurry in. Priced at $2.99, they will go fast.
Biweekly payroll Dec. 3
Cabinet has approved Nov. 27-28 as holidays. This holiday schedule limits time for processing bi-weekly payroll for the pay period ending Nov. 21 with a pay date of Dec. 3. Therefore, timecards for the pay period ending Nov. 21 will be due in the Payroll Office by noon on Monday, Nov. 24.
Supervisors, please review and sign all time cards, and deliver them to the Payroll Office by noon Monday, Nov. 24. Contact Korrine in the Payroll Office, 387-1135, or Andrew in the Office for Financial Service, 387-1697, with any questions.
Employees are reminded that if their filing status, exemption allowances, or exempt status has changed since the last time they filed form W4, they need to file an amended W4. These forms can be found in the common faculty/staff forms online or in the HR office.
Order your Thanksgiving treats today
Let Luther Catering do the Thanksgiving Day baking! Order pies, cakes and rolls just in time for the holiday by filling out the online order form. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 19 and picked up by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from the Luther Catering office located in the top floor of the Union.
LFA funds pooled
The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee has pooled the remaining funds in each of the funding categories into one general LFA fund and is accepting applications through Dec. 1 for event funding. Applicants whose applications were previously declined can revise and resubmit their events and applications. Applications are to be completed online.
LASO sponsors Thanksgivi
Luther Athletes Serving Others is sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive through Saturday, Nov. 15. The drive is designed to help those in the Decorah community who might not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. All donations received will go to the food pantry at First Lutheran Church in Decorah. All food donations can be dropped off at the box labeled, "LASO Food Drive" near the Circle Drive entrance of the Regents Center on the Luther College campus beginning Friday, Nov. 7.
New portrait studio hours
The visual media office now provides open portrait studio hours once a month for faculty, staff and students. Come to suite 213 in the Union from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for any portrait needs. The new studio hours begin Dec. 11 and continue once a month for the rest of the academic year. With the new hours being offered, walk-ins will no longer be accepted.
Save the date: faculty/staff Christmas party
The Luther College Christmas party will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Luncheon fare will be served at stations throughout the upper level of the Union. An e-invitation will be distributed in early December.
Wellness/Health Services announcements and upcoming events
Free mole checks will be provided by Doctors Wientzen and Thompson from Gunderson Clinic from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Please stop by Mott and have any suspicious moles checked out.
The American Cancer Society's "Great Smokeout" is rapidly approaching. Did you know that heart rate and blood pressure drop within 20 minutes of quitting smoking? Now is a good time to quit!
There are approximately 50 days left to complete wellness checks to avoid the increase in healthcare costs in 2015. After having a blood screening, physical and filling out the health risk assessment, please complete the "wellness check form" located on the HR website.
Winter is rapidly approaching. Stop by the Union from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, to learn how to prepare a car for bad weather and what items to have in the trunk in case of emergency and to be entered for a chance to win a winter survival kit.
CSC seeking nominations for student leaders
The CSC is looking for nominations for student leaders for the 2015 Immersion Trips. We are seeking students with a high degree of responsibility, good people skills, with a positive attitude. Outdoor skills and/or water skills are of great value. The nomination form can be found at this link. For more information contact Emily Neal, <nealem01>.
Thanksgiving dinner in the cafeteria
Get the Thanksgiving fixings a week early and come to the cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 20 for dinner. Turkey, potatoes and the whole works will be served.
United Way Update
Thank you for all of the United Way donations so far. It is not too late to donate. Contact Peggy Lensing, Ellen Modersohn or Kim Bohr for a form. Congratulations to the following winners:
Ebola virus awareness
The health service website has tipsfor those traveling to countries potentially facing the Ebola virus. The tips are in a downloadable document on the homepage of the health service website and include advice on what to do before, during and after a trip abroad.
Nov. 11: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, Nick Gomersall, "Adam Smith and the Wizard of Oz, or, The Invisible Hand Behind the Curtain,"7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall
Nov. 12: Luther Ensemble Performance, Wind and Percussion and Varsity Band, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall
Nov. 13-15: Theatre Performance, "In the Other Room (or The Vibrator Play)" by Sarah Ruhl, Nov. 13 and 14 are 9:30 p.m. performances, and Nov. 15 is a matinee performance at 1:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre
Nov. 14: Center Stage Series, Sybarite5, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall
Nov. 15: SAC Performance, Jeremy Messersmith, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's
Nov. 16: Luther Ensemble Performance, Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall
Nov. 17: Group Recital, Music 273 Registered Chamber Group Recital, 9 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall
Nov. 18: Luther Ensemble Performance, Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall
Home sporting events this week
Nov. 15: Wrestling, Luther College Open, 9 a.m.
Chapel this week
Wednesday, Nov. 12: Jutta Anderson
Friday, Nov. 13: Bob Larson, Norsemen
Monday, Nov. 17: Julie Shockey, The Luther College Trumpets
Change project poster presentations Nov. 11
Launching Luther Leaders Class of 2015 invites you to our First Annual Change Project Poster Presentations, Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Williams Lounge in the Union. Bring colleagues, friends and questions for the Leaders.
Miranda Honzel '16, from Machesney Park, Illinois, will perform a bassoon recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.
Connor Jones '15, from Chatham, Illinois, will perform a trombone recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.
Kate Gerike '16, from Chaska, Minnesota, will perform a piano recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.
Samantha Eilers '15, from Geneseo, Illinois, will perform an alto recital at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.
Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall with receptions following performances. The recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.
'Adam Smith and the Wizard of Oz, or: The Invisible Hand Behind the Curtain'
Luther College aims to prepare students to "serve with distinction for the common good." What, though, if people have different ideas about how the common good is to be achieved? Do we need central planning to coordinate everyone's efforts? Nick Gomersall, associate professor of economics at Luther College, will discuss this influential idea at at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Recital Hall of the CFL.
Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble Concert Nov. 12
The Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble will present a fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Main Hall of the CFL. Varsity Band and the Wind and Percussion Ensemble are directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, Luther associate professor of music and director of bands. Varsity Band will perform "Suite on Celtic Folk Songs" by Tomohiro Tatebe, "Appalachian Overture" by James Barnes, "Prelude and Celebration" by James Curnow and "Beguine for Band" by Glenn Osser.
SAC Fall Fest Nov. 13
As the weather gets colder, the Luther community is invited to warm up indoors at SAC's Fall Fest at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Marty's. The night will feature the many talents of Luther's student performers, with groups such as Orchesis, Beautiful Mess, and Vera Bang and the Bad Pornstars performing. Hot cider and cookies will be available to all who attend.
Collegium to present Candlelight Compline Service Nov. 13
Collegium, the Luther College Renaissance and Baroque ensemble, will collaborate with James Griesheimer and Marjorie Wharton in offering a Candlelight Compline Service at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at Grace Episcopal Church, 506 West Broadway. The 45 minute service will include readings, hymns, prayers, chant and Renaissance polyphony to prepare for the night time, and the busy days to come. All are welcome.
Creative Arts Preview Day Nov. 14
Luther College will host a Creative Arts Preview Day Friday, Nov. 14, giving students the unique opportunity to explore the creative arts at Luther. This day gives students the chance to experience the quality of life on campus, discover the academic excellence of Luther students, and explore what life at Luther is really like. Prospective students are welcome to invite family members along for the visit. To register go to www.luther.edu/admissions/visit.
CSS: Sybarite5 at Luther College Nov. 14
String quintet Sybarite5 will take the stage as part of the Center Stage Series of live performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18. Sybarite5 has risen to prominence in the music world by virtue of their eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style. The quintet was heavily inspired by Radiohead and prominently featured the band's works on their debut EP, which reached the top 10 on the Billboard charts.
SAC Spotlight presents Jeremy Messersmith Nov. 15
Mixing buoyant and effortlessly catchy upbeat melodies, with much darker lyrical themes, Jeremy Messersmith will perform his original melancholy indie pop at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in Marty's. Messersmith explained, "I generally like to balance out the bitter and the sweet in my songs. The happier something is musically, the darker it can be lyrically, you can kind of sneak it in there and that's a little more appealing to me." Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or <boxoffice>.
Symphony Orchestra concert Nov. 16
The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present their fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. In the first part of the concert, Symphony Orchestra will perform "Three Dance Episodes" from the Leonard Bernstein musical "On the Town," and "Appalachian Spring" by Aaron Copland. The orchestra will also present the world premiere of "O Nobilissima Viriditas" by Brooke Joyce, the college's composer-in-residence.
Last cooking class of the semester 'Fall Comfort Food' Nov. 17
With the holidays fast approaching, come learn some new adaptations of classic dishes and comfort food. The class will discuss how to streamline the approach to making a multi-course meal, without the stress of a mountain of prep. Class will be held from 12-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Valders 379. Please preregister.
Student chamber groups to present recital Nov. 17
Select student chamber groups, will perform a recital at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Noble Recital Hall. The chamber groups, selected the week preceding the recital, are determined via an application process. The recital of selected groups is open to the public with no charge for admission.
'In the Next Room' by Sarah Ruhl Nov 13-15 and 20-22
The Visual and Performing Art department presents "In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)" by Sarah Ruhl. The performances will be held in the Jewell Theatre. Due to adult themes and content, only mature audiences are encouraged to attend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.
Women's Club meeting Nov. 18
Luther College Woman's Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Peace Dining Room of Dahl Centennial Union. A show and tell program includes Carol Hasvold, Boyd Wasson and Barbara Berg. Also enjoy special music, a brief business meeting and coffee/social time. All are welcome. There is a shuttle service from swimming pool lot at 1:10 p.m.
Spanish Talent Show Nov. 18
The Luther College Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics department is hosting a Spanish Talent Show with music, dancing, fun and prizes at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Marty's on the Luther campus.Come for music, dancing, fun and prizes. Free admission. For more information or to participate contact Anna De Santis, <desafr01>.
Luther College's Philharmonia will perform works by Telemann, Bartók and Mozart at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Noble Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Philharmonia will perform Georg Philipp Telemann's Overture in D Major and Concerto for Viola and Strings, Mozart's Symphony No. 29 and Béla Bartók's Rumanian Folk Dances.
Second event in the Religion Forum Series Nov. 18
The second religion department forum for the 2014-15 series "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Valders 206. This forum titled "Religion among the Liberal Arts," consists of faculty members Derek Sweet, Gereon Kopf, Todd Green, Lori Stanley and Jodi Enos-Berlage discussing what constitutes "evidence" and/or acceptable scholarship of how the academic study of religion fits within the liberal arts and specifically their respective disciplines in communication studies, religion, anthropology and biology. All are welcome!
Brass Ensembles to perform concert Nov. 19
Luther College's Brass Ensembles will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert includes performances by Luther's Mass Brass Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Choir, Trombone Choir and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.
Senior paper "Sweet Rewards" at Preus Library Nov. 25
All seniors completing their senior papers this semester are invited to celebrate their accomplishment with a tasty cupcake, compliments of LIS. Cupcakes will be available at the Research Help desk from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (or when supplies run out) Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Preus Library. See the library's Facebook page, for more information.
Birthday and anniversary celebrations this week
Nov. 12: Lise Kildegaard, Patty Livingood, Kathleen Sweet
Nov. 13: Rick Thornton, Eddy Atwell, Catherine Dyer, Kate Haller
Nov. 14: Erik Berg, Scot Schaeffer, Bridget Christopher
Nov. 15: Keri Mahr, Jill Frana (10-year anniversary)
Nov. 16: Colin Betts
Nov. 17: Susan Peterson, Anita Carrasco, Sheena Tollefson
Nov. 18: Jay Uthoff, Stu Johnston
Administrative assistant, Facilities Services: Full-time administrative assistant to provide support to the Facilities Services Department. Responsibilities include performing a wide range of clerical, receptionist and office support duties as well as assisting in administering the college fleet vehicle system. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma and substantial work-related experience, a valid driver's license, strong communication skills and a high level of computer expertise.
To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, please go to the employment website.
Gary Brickman, who has worked for Luther for more than 19 years, has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31. In the weeks ahead, we look forward to thanking Gary for his dedicated service to the college.
Richard Cole presented a program for the Adult Forum on Nov. 2 at Decorah Lutheran Church. The title of the lecture was "Martin Luther, Anti-Semites and the 1994 ELCA Declaration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to the Jewish Community." This document is now part of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Cole also attended the autumn meeting of the Seven Rivers Fulbright Chapter in La Crosse.
Loren Toussaint, and Jessie Dezutter and Mia Leigssen of the University of Leuven, recently published a study on forgiveness, ego-integrity and depression in older adults ages 75 years or more who live in elderly care homes and in the community. The study was published in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, a peer-reviewed, scientific journal. A summary of the study can be found on the Oxford University Publishers' blog site.
Steve Smith attended HighEdWeb Oct. 19-22 in Portland, Oregon, and presented a session on his work using Anisible for Reason application deployment and configuration management.
Anna Peterson presented her paper "'Getting the Most Money Possible Out of [Pregnant] Wretches:' Midwives and the Development of the Norwegian Welfare State, 1910-1940" on Nov. 6 at the Social Science History Association's annual conference in Toronto.
Andy Hageman published the an essay-chapter "Dale Cooper and the Mouth-Feel of Twin Peaks" in the collected volume "Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table."
Anna Murray was named the Outstanding New Professional of the Iowa Student Personnel Association at the organization's annual conference in Ames on Oct. 28.
Kelsey Boyce, Jordan Burkhart, Anna Murray and Kevin Wenger presented "Leading with your Strengths: How a small school is using StrengthsQuest in a big way," at the annual conference of the Iowa Student Personnel Association in Ames on Oct. 28.
Kelsey Boyce and Nick Lauer presented "Student Affairs: A Hidden Career for Today’s Undergraduate Students" at the annual conference of the Upper Midwest Region of the Association of College and University Housing Officers in Coralville on Nov. 5.
For sale: A beautiful 2010 HD xl1200c Sportster is looking for a new home. Purchased new in 2012, it is hardly broken in with 5,044 miles. Its 5,000 mile service was recently completed by Harley Davidson in Waukon. I will include a windshield and passenger backrest/luggage rack. $8,300. Contact Ben, <bmw>, for inquiries.
For sale: 1975 Honda CB125. It is currently disassembled to install new rubber boots over the front fork. Has not been ridden since the fuel tank and side covers were professionally re-painted. All chrome is pit free and looks excellent. $1,600. Contact Ben, <bmw>, for inquiries.
For sale: 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid.Variable Gear Automatic, four-cylinder VTEC 1.3 Liter, 131,968 miles. Some hail damage, power locks and windows, A/C, 39 MPG city and 43 MPG highway, AM/FM stereo and CD player. Minimum bid of $3,450. Contact Chris Johnson, <johnch07> or 387-1010, for more information. View the car in Luther's facilities parking lot.
For rent: Desirable three-bedroom two-bath home in secluded setting near college. Beautiful condition. Two fireplaces. All appliances. Two-car garage. Available now. For more information call Dean, 387-0242.
Wanted: Female hockey players. Break out that dusty hockey gear! Recruiting students/staff interested in forming a women's team to compete in the Iowa games, Feb. 7-8 in Cedar Rapids. All experience levels and ages welcome. Full equipment, including mouth guard, required. Cost depends on number of players. Questions? Concerns? Interested? Email Debi Hansberry at <bollde01> and indicate preferred position and highest level played.
For sale: Toro 521 two-stage snow blower. Used very little. Runs great. Has cab. $400 or best offer. Leave a message with Nancy, 382-2440.
For sale: Like new and perfect working condition PlayStation 4 console with wireless controller. 500 GB model hard drive. Includes original cables, manuals, and box. Asking $325 or best offer. Please contact Travis Huinker by phone at x1417 or by email at <huintr01>.
For sale: Weight bench and attachments, bars, weights, barbells and rubber mat for floor covering. Weights include two 45 lb, four 25 lb., four 10 lb., four 5 lb. and two 2.5 lb. Three straight bars and one for curling. Barbells are 30 lbs., 15 lbs. and 12 lbs. $150 or best offer. Email Brenda, <leibolbr>, for pictures or if interested.
Free: Gray/white tiger house-cat to a good home. Spayed and de-clawed. Loves attention. Moving and can't take her with. Call Brian, 379-9701.
For trade: Two balcony tickets for Christmas at Luther for the Friday at 9:15 p.m. concert that need to be swapped for either the Saturday performance or the Sunday performance. Please contact <hesterca> or call 387-1200.
For sale: German extra hardy hard neck seed garlic. Limited supply. $7.50 per pound. Contact Giles Teslow, 382-8226, from 5-8 p.m.
Wanted: Part-time nanny for J-term 2015. Primary responsibilities will be picking up kids from school, supervising homework and driving to after-school activities. Kids are ages 11 and 7. Position is three days a week and must be available to occasionally stay until late evening. Please email Kate Elliott, <ellika03> for more details.
Free: Three or four week old, orange and white kitten that needs a good home. It is eating and drinking great. Contact Judy, <hageju01>, 532-9803 or 387-1238.
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." -Audrey Hepburn
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love." -Lao Tzu
"Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." -Princess Diana