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Health care update
One great change with the 2017 health care plan for Luther employees is zero co-pays for preventive medications as identified by Magellan Rx in their 2017 Preventive Medications Standard Formulary list. This means that many medications, such as those for blood pressure or cholesterol, may have no cost for participants. As with any program, there may be exceptions, depending on how the physician prescribes the medication. The list of 2017 Preventive Medications can be found online.
Mother's Day Peace Brunch
Celebrate Mother's Day with Luther's Peace Brunch on Sunday, May 14. Reservations, which are required for Mother's Day brunch, can be made at the Ticket Office, 387-1357 or online. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $7.75 for children ages 5-10. There is no charge for children ages 1-4. Please note the price difference from regular Peace Brunch.
Copies of the 2017 summer reading, "There Was and There Was Not" by Meline Toumani, are now available at no charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who will not receive the book as part of their work with first-year students. The Paideia Governing Board and the Dean's Office invites all faculty and staff to join in conversation with the first-year class. Author Meline Toumani writes about her move to Istanbul to try to understand the legacy of the 1915 Armenian genocide, discovering how to see humanity in those who are at odds with one another.
Community garden plots
Community garden plots are currently available. Full plots are 20 feet by 20 feet for $30, half plots are 20 feet by 10 feet for $20 and student plots are 10 feet by 10 feet for $10. Sign up online by May 1. Checks can be made out to Luther Community Gardens. Plots must be planted by June 1. More information can be found online, or contact Sarah, <forssa03>, with questions.
Technology Help Desk Tip of the Month
By using a few best practices, Google Drive can be better organized and easier to navigate. Check out some tips and best practices on the Technology Help Desk website. For more information or assistance in organizing Google Drive, go online or contact the Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk>.
Staff Excellence Award nominations
Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due Monday, April 10; winners will be announced at Luther College Staff Day Wednesday, June 7. Send nominations to Marsha, <mwenthold>, in Human Resources. More information about the award and the nomination process, as well as the nomination form, are available on the Human Resources website.
Recognizing student organizations
Is there an organization that hosts an event or service project, and a student leader or organization advisor that deserves recognition? The Launching Luther Leaders (L3) program and Student Senate invite nominations for the 2017 Leadership awards program. The top three candidates from each category will be recognized at the Leadership Banquet on Sunday, May 7. Winners receive a Martin Luther bobble head. Nominations are due at noon, April 26, and can be completed online.
Book Shop news
"Pastrix" and "Accidental Saints" by Nadia Bolz-Weber are still available for sale in the Book Shop. Signed copies are available while supplies last.
"Deadliest Enemy" by Luther College Regent Michael Osterholm is available in the Book Shop. Copies will be available for purchase before his book signing at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the CFL.
Chapel this week
Wednesday, April 5: Phil Gibbs
Friday, April 7: Corey Landstrom
Monday, April 10: Mike Blair
Events this week
April 4: Book signing, Michael Osterholm, 5 p.m., CFL; Dr. David J. Roslien Distinguished lecture, Michael Osterholm, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
April 5: Immigration and unaccompanied minors panel, 7:30 p.m., Olin 102
April 6: CEPE TEDTalk screening, 9:45 a.m., Valders 262; Sustainability Council meeting, 4 p.m., Valders 262; Guest lecture, Jennifer Carroll, 4 p.m., Hammarskjold Lounge; Gjerset Lecture, Rachel Peterson, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
April 7: Women, Faith and Finance seminar, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hotel Winneshiek
April 8: Luther College Dance Marathon, noon-midnight, Regents Center
April 9: Concert Band Concert, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall
April 10: Creative Careers in the Arts alumni panel, 6 p.m., CFA Jewel Theatre
Home sporting events this week
April 4: Baseball vs. Central College, noon
April 5: Softball vs. UW La Crosse, 3 p.m.
April 7: Baseball vs. Wartburg College, 3 p.m.
April 8: Baseball vs. Wartburg College, noon; Track and field, Norse Relays, noon
April 9: Men's tennis vs. Wartburg College, noon; Softball vs. UW La Crosse, 2 p.m.; Men's tennis vs. Central College, 3 p.m.
Michael Callen '17, will perform a piano recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
Natalie Rumer '18, will perform a voice recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
Sam Scheidt '18, will perform a voice recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
Christine Skogen '17, will perform an organ recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8.
Megan Petzold '18, will perform a piano recital at noon Sunday, April 9.
Emily Dirks '18, and Mason Montuoro '18, will perform a voice recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9.
Student recitals are held in Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Both recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.
'Before the Foundations'
"Before the Foundations," an exhibit by Skip McKinstry, is on display March 30-May 21 in the CFL Second Floor Gallery. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission. The exhibit focuses on redemption, the toll of creation, the loss of innocence, freedom of choice and God's authority, and the struggle to function in a world divided from its source of life.
'Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs'
Luther College will host Michael Osterholm '75, University of Minnesota Regents Professor and McKnight Endowed Presidential chair in Public Health, for the first Dr. David J. Roslien Distinguished Lecture in Science and Leadership at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the CFL Main Hall. Osterholm will sign books before his lecture from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life lobby. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.
'Immigration and Unaccompanied Minors'
Speaking on their work with unaccompanied minors entering the United States from Mexico and Central America, Susan Schmidt, Luther visiting assistant professor of social work, and immigration lawyer Yer L. Vang will join formerly undocumented student, Pedro Lopez '17, to host a panel titled "Immigration and Unaccompanied Minors" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Olin 102. The event is part of the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement's series of panels titled "Tough Talk, Calm Voices," and is sponsored by the CEPE and HOLA-Enlaces.
'Click by Click' exhibit
Featuring black and white sequential photographs taken by Bob Modersohn, the photography exhibit "Click by Click" will be on display April 5-May 21 in Preus Library. A reception for Modersohn will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Hovde Room of Preus Library. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission. Printed on 6 mm thick PVC plastic, the exhibit features 11 black and white photo sequences taken by Modersohn during the 1970s and 1980s for the Des Moines Register.
TEDTalk: 'Hiding in plain sight'
Join the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 6, in Valders 262 for a screening of the TEDTalk by executive communications specialist and journalist, Leezia Dhalla, "Hiding in plain sight - my life as an undocumented American." A discussion will follow. Contact Victoria Christman, <victoria.christman>, with questions.
Sustainability at Luther: Taking stock
All are welcome to attend the Sustainability Council meeting from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Valders 262. The campus community is invited to join the council to review Luther's most recent Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System report. The council will discuss what is going well and identify opportunities for improvement in overall institutional sustainability. Contact Maren, <maren.beard>, for more information.
'Of Methadone and Men: The Gender of Drug Use in Wartime Ukraine'
Examining the gendered aspects of drug use and policy in Ukraine, Jennifer Carroll will deliver a lecture titled "Of Methadone and Men: The Gender of Drug Use in Wartime Ukraine" at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Hammarskjold Lounge in the Union. Carroll details her research on opioid use and abuse to illustrate the impact of gendered social experiences on the treatment and prevention of opioid misuse, and the socio-political ramifications of those efforts.
Gjerset Lecture: Rachel Peterson
In "Barnets beste: Growing Up in Norway," Rachel Peterson '04, explores childhood, children's rights and her own personal upbringing in Norway in the seventh annual Luther College Knut Gjerset lecture. Peterson's lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in the CFL Recital Hall. A reception will follow the lecture in Qualley Lounge. The lecture and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.
Center Stage Series: The Bad Plus
Known for their original compositions, deconstruction of songs from the rock and R&B world, and, recently, their unique interpretation of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," the jazz trio known as the Bad Plus will bring their innovative music to Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7. Tickets for the performance, which takes place in the Main Hall of the CFL, can be purchased from Luther's Ticket Office, online or via the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357.
Women, Faith and Finance Seminar
On Friday, April 7, Luther College hosts the 13th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar at the Hotel Winneshiek. Women of all ages are invited to come and learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving. There is still time to register; the cost is $30. Bring a friend and each save $5. First 75 paid registrants receive their choice between two resource books. To register, visit the website or e-mail <lovellje> for more information.
Luther College Dance Marathon
Join Luther College Dance Marathon noon-midnight Saturday, April 8, in the Regents Center for 12 hours of dancing to raise money for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. In addition to fundraising for a worthy cause, the day includes dancing, laser tag and stories from children and families that benefit from proceeds raised by Dance Marathon. Donations can be made online to assist in reaching LCDM's goal of $56,300. Contact <lcdm> with questions.
Luther College Dance Marathon laser tag
Luther College Dance Marathon invites the community to participate in laser tag at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8 in Regents Center main gym. Children, families and adults are welcome; the cost is $7 per person. Payment can be made at the door; there is no need to sign up ahead of time. Contact <lcdm> with questions.
Concert Band Concert
Concert Band, under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the CFL Main Hall. The band will perform "Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone" by Andre Waignein, featuring Luther saxophone professor Lynne Hart, "Wild Nights!" by Frank Ticheli, Leonard Bernstein's "Candide Suite" arranged by Clare Grundman and "Tour de Force" by Robert Jager. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live.
Creative Careers in the Arts alumni panel
The VPA department will host the Creative Careers in the arts alumni panel and reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10 in the CFA Jewel Theatre. Panelists will share their experiences from studio practice to arts administration, education to self-promotion. Panelists include architect Matthew Tills '98, performing arts administrator Ashley Wright '13, studio artist Bailey Cahlander '12 and art educator and entrepreneur Jessica Balsley '07. This event has been generously funded by the Career Center. Contact Lea Lovelace, <lovele01>, with questions.
'Prescription for Change'
"Prescription for Change: Ending America's Opioid Crisis" will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Room 206 in Valders. The film screening is sponsored by Luther Counseling Service, Wellness, Health Service, Active Minds, Helping Services for Youth and Families and Winneshiek County ERASE Coalition. Produced by MTV and the Jed Foundation, the documentary follows three young women in recovery and features a conversation between rapper Macklemore, the film's executive producer, and President Barack Obama.
Luther Collegium Musicum concert
Featuring a repertoire of Baroque and Renaissance compositions by Josquin des Pres, J.S. Bach, George Friederich Handel and others, Collegium Musicum will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the NRH. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Collegium Musicum is directed by Kathy Reed, and performers include Luther students and community members.
'The European Refugee Crisis: Germany's Answer'
Europe finds itself in the midst of a migrant crisis with thousands crossing the Mediterranean daily, attempting to find refuge on the continent. Benjamin M. Stoltenburg, Ph.D., from Münster, Germany, will talk about his work with migrants at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Olin 102. Stoltenburg is an instructor of language and cultural integration strategies to refugees and asylum seekers in Germany. The event is part of the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement's spring series of panels titled "Tough Talk, Calm Voices."
Luther Brass Ensembles concert
Luther's brass ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Made up of nearly 100 student musicians, Luther's brass ensembles include the Brass Choir, Horn Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Trombone Ensemble and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.
Celebrations this week
April 5: Linda Martin, Jon Jensen, Melissa Mefford, Amber Suckow, Joseph Scardina
April 7: Mark Franzen, Erin Zidlicky
April 8: Rebecca Wesley, Michelle Boike
April 10: Germano Streese, Greg Peterson, Jayme Nelson, Brad Schultz, Eric Baack
Anawrenn Kiramarie was born Monday, March 27, to Julie Shockey Trytten and the late Rik Trytten. Unlike her mother, she arrived early, but both Anawrenn and Julie are doing fine. Big brother Larsson is already a pro snuggler.
Jesse Mulert and Erin Zidlicky started their positions as Technology Help Desk co-leads on March 25.
Annual Giving administrative assistant: The administrative assistant will work within the Annual Fund team full-time to support the efforts of the Annual Fund, reunion giving programs and the class agent program. This position calls for creative thinking, strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail. High school diploma and at least two years of post-high school education required. One or more years of office-related experience with computer background necessary. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheets and desktop publishing.
Donor records coordinator: Full-time position in the Development office to assist with fundraising efforts by creating giving reports from the database and assisting with the preservation of donor records. Duties include creating giving reports and mailing lists, as well as assisting with gift entry and receipting. Additional duties include assisting with data entry of demographic information for the college's constituents and providing proofreading support for alumni updates in class agent letters. High school diploma and at least one year of post-high school education required. One or more years of data maintenance and reporting experience required. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Access and Excel.
Visual Media fellow: Full-time Visual Media fellow for a one-year position. Responsibilities include mentoring work-study students, producing short marketing videos, occasional photography coverage, managing an inventory of photo and video equipment and helping in the conception and execution of video projects. Bachelor's degree preferred, with experience in visual media field a must. Preference goes to candidates with experience working with digital SLRs, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X and basic sound equipment. Experience working with and managing student workers is preferred; familiarity with on-location lighting is a plus.
Financial Aid administrative assistant: Full-time administrative assistant in the Financial Aid office will be responsible for the coordination, certification and reconciliation of all private student loans. This person will be responsible for the creation and mailing of award letters, reconciliation of funds and processing state program files. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Associate's degree with coursework in Microsoft Office suite, business practices, keyboarding and office procedures preferred. General knowledge of financial aid process is helpful.
Media coordinator: The Media Relations and Visual Media departments seek a detail-oriented and organized full-time 10-month media coordinator. Responsibilities include supporting both Media Relations and Visual Media through writing press releases, managing social media platforms, distributing mass communication, managing schedules, supporting the creation of visual content and front desk management. Bachelor's degree is preferred, with experience in communications field a must.
To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.
Todd Green gave a guest lecture for the National Executive Institute at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, on March 21.
Lindsey Row-Heyveld presented a lecture introducing "The Fair Maid of the Exchange" before the play's first performance at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia. "The Fair Maid of the Exchange" is an anonymous 17th-century drama that has been the focus of several articles Lindsey has published; this was its first recorded performance in over 400 years. As part of her trip to the ASC, she also led a talk-back on the performance for students from Southern Virginia University and taught a class on Shakespeare and pedagogy at Mary Baldwin College.
Joel Denney '17, and Max Eness '20, presented their research on drug-resistant bacteria in Decorah's springs, streams and rivers at the Iowa Water Conference in Ames, Iowa. The two have been collaborating on the research project with Luke VonEschen '18, Kayla Ingvalson '17, Elijah Kane '18, and Eric Baack.
Ruth Kath, Rachel Brummel, Victoria Christman, Ann Edison-Albright and Corey Landstrom represented Luther at the Council of Independent Colleges - Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education National Conference March 23-25 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brummel, Edison-Albright and Kath gave a presentation about Luther's Sophomore Initiative and the five staff-faculty Learning Communities that have been meeting monthly during this academic year. The project is supported by a one-year $25,000 CIC-NetVUE grant to renew the exploration of vocation at Luther. The college is a founding member of the CIC-NetVUE.
For sale: Well-maintained 2007 Honda Accord. Dark blue exterior, 142,000 miles. If interested contact Facilities Services for current issues with this vehicle. Vehicle can be viewed in the Farwell parking lot. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, April 5. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
For sale: Well-maintained 2006 Chrysler Town and Country mini van. Light blue exterior, 121,000 miles. Vehicle can be viewed in the Farwell parking lot. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, April 5. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Housing wanted: Quiet, respectful, slightly boring Luther employee seeking a place to rent starting at the end of May. Ideally looking to spend no more than $500 on rent per month. Can provide references if needed. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.
For sale: String bass, 3/4 Kay S-1 model number 38469, made in the USA in 1956. Asking $2000. Contact Deborah, <norlandd>.
Campaign to save the Decorah JC Penny store: As a prospective faculty, the downtown JCPenney store caught my attention in a very significant and meaningful way--it symbolized the strength and vitality of the downtown and the region. Prospective students and families notice this store, as it is almost unheard of anymore--we talk about it in prospective visits--I just did last week! Anything we can do to help retain this store is not only beneficial to our community, but to the college as well. You can help by taking part in a campaign to retain the Decorah store. Here are options to consider, and soon, as closeout sales are scheduled to begin in April and closure in June: print and sign the letter posted on the Decorah Chamber of Commerce website, and/or write your own to the address provided; sign the online petition (also found on the Chamber website), and/or call the JCPenney customer care line (972) 431-1000 (they will link you to an appropriate representative who will record your comments and send them to JCPenney headquarters). Questions on the campaign? Contact Jodi, <enosbejo>.
For sale: Rectangular counter height solid oak dining table with six chairs. Light oak color. Brown padded leatherette chair seats and backs, 36 inches wide by 54 inches long by 36 inches high without leaf, 72 inches long with leaf. Asking $325. Contact Sally, <mallamsa> or 382-9444. Pictures available upon request.
For sale: Virginia House dining room suite. Includes table, two leaves, six chairs, china hutch and dry sink. Excellent condition. Contact Carolyn, [email protected] or 419-1408.
For sale: Maytag electric dryer. Quiet plus/heavy duty, IntelliDry control, six cycles in excellent condition, $100. Contact Mary, <cannma01>, or 379-3241.
Student worker needed: Counseling Service is seeking a work study student for the position of outreach assistant to help with creation and delivery of outreach programming during the 2017-18 academic year. Must be a self-starter, creative and interested in the promotion of positive mental health. The position is 4-5 hours each week, full description can be found online. Please share with any students you think would be good candidates.
For sale: Ensoniq TS-12 keyboard and workstation. Weighted-action keyboard with built-in 24 track sequencer. Phenomenal sounds. Comes with original manuals, software with additional sounds. Asking price dropped to $600. The set includes an SKB hard case for the keyboard. Will sell both together for $650. Contact Tim Schweizer, <schweizt>.
House for rent: A three bedroom house close to Phelps Park is available for rent after May 1. One and 3/4 bath, washer and dryer, no garage. The house is well-maintained, is an easy walking distance to downtown and has simple "old house" charm. Contact Kate, <narvska>.
Free: Handsome oak upright piano. It's in good working order but the tone is poor. Must be willing to move piano. Contact Kate, <narvska>.
For sale: Dining table and chairs for sale. The table is six years old and is made of solid wood with two leaves. Originally was $800, but asking $200. The chairs are antiques and don't match the table, but they work well with it. The chairs and table are available separately as well. If interested or would like to see photos, contact Kate <narvska>.
For sale: Large hammock-style pet seat protector for bench rear seat. 57 inches wide, gray and in good condition. Asking $10. Contact Eric, <baacer01>, if interested.
Car care: Luther student offering car washing services, especially for vehicles that have been neglected during the harsh winter months. Contact Grace O'Brien, <obrigr01>, for more information and to schedule a hand wash, towel dry and hand waxing on a vehicle. Charges will vary depending on the size of the vehicle.
Human Trafficking presentation: Winneshiek County Sheriff Dan Marx and Mariana Vega from Friends of the Family will give a presentation on human trafficking at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church Hall, 307 West Main Street. The presentation will be 60-90 minutes in length and discuss topics including definitions of human trafficking, warning signs of trafficking, those involved in trafficking (traffickers, victims, buyers) and the services provided by Friends of the Family for those who are victims. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Age recommendation is high school-age and older. Contact Claude, <mertzecl>, with questions.
April is National Autism Awareness month, and Sunday, April 2, was the tenth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Autism affects approximately one percent of the world population and its prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births.
Autism Awareness Day is celebrated worldwide with a goal of spreading understanding, acceptance and inclusion for all.