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Message from President Carlson
After the recent election, we are reminded of our call as a community to engage in respectful dialogue, to learn from each other and to discern how we as individuals and as a community can serve with distinction for the common good.
Resources are available to assist Luther students, faculty and staff with questions or concerns that may arise as we engage in conversation about the election and reflect on how it affects our lives going forward.
At Luther, we are guided by our core values and commitments – to care for each other and the community, to act with integrity, to seek truth, to embrace diversity and to respect the dignity of each person. This is who we are as a community of faith and learning. Thank you for the many ways you enrich this community and share your Luther experience with the larger world.
- President Paula J. Carlson
Campus closing early Nov. 23
We are pleased to announce that offices can close early and staff are permitted to leave work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Most non-exempt employees scheduled to work eight hours on Wednesday will work six hours and receive two hours of additional pay. Those employees who will have already worked their shift by 3 p.m. or those who must work their full shift because of the nature of their position will be given the option of taking two hours of paid time-off on a different day. If there are any questions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Human Resources.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.
- President Carlson and the Cabinet
Thanksgiving break hours
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 24-26: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 27: 6 p.m.-midnight
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 26: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: Noon-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-27: Closed
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 2-7 p.m.
Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Desk
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Tuesday Nov. 22: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-27: Closed
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-27: Closed
Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store, and Grab-N-Go
Tuesday, Nov. 22: close at 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 23-27: Closed
Tuesday, Nov. 22: Close at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 26: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-27: Closed
Seeking DSA nominations
The Honorary Degrees Committee seeks Distinguished Service Award nominations for 2017 and beyond. Any member of the Luther faculty, staff or emeriti can recommend a name for consideration. Department heads are encouraged to discuss nominees within departments. Nominations should be accompanied by as much documentation as is available and sent to the Office of the President, Attention: Suzanne Lyndon.
Distinguished Service Awards are given each fall at Homecoming. Alumni who are selected generally receive the award during an anniversary year of their graduation. For the fall of 2017, the committee seeks nominees from classes ending in 7 or 2 who have graduated at least 20 years ago. Luther's online alumni directory can be a useful tool. Use the advanced search feature to sort by class year and major: https://www.luther.edu/alumni/
Distinguished Service Award criteria:
1. Meritorious service in one's profession, society, church or community
2. Loyalty and service to Luther College
3. Fidelity to the ideals of Luther College
4. Timeliness of the award (during their reunion year)
Please think ahead as much as five years as nominees might be especially appropriate for an upcoming campus event, the anniversary of a campus program or some other significant occasion.
Thanks for helping identify deserving candidates for recognition.
November staff meeting
At this month's staff meeting, learn about Title IX reporting requirements and how to submit a Student Life care report. ITS will share information about Google two-step verification and how to protect yourself and the college from phishing scams. Those who did not attend the Wednesday, Nov. 16 meeting are encouraged to attend the meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Peace Dining Room.
When the United Kingdom voted for Brexit, many immigrants and refugees experienced harassment and fear. The idea of wearing a safety pin caught on as a way to identify oneself as an ally to others around them. The US has taken up this idea to help those who feel scared or nervous identify who is an ally. The Diversity Center has safety pins on hand for those who want to identify as an ally. Here’s the article from the Huffington Post for more information.
United Way prize drawing winners
A huge thank-you to all who have donated so far to the United Way of Winneshiek County's fall fundraising campaign at Luther. We are now a little more than halfway to goal, and donations are still welcome. Everyone who submitted a donation by Nov. 10 was entered in a drawing. Kate Narveson won the full spectrum lamp donated by the Wellness program, Erik Stoen won Peace Brunch tickets donated by Dining Services, Rachel Vsetecka won tickets to the Nile Project donated by the Center Stage Series and Myron Rediske won a Luther sweatshirt donated by the Book Shop.
November Employee Wellness newsletter
Check out November's issue of "Words of Wellness," which features Anita Carrasco as the employee of the month and the article, "Getting in the mood...to sleep." Other tips and a printable recipe, all written by student wellness ambassadors, are also included. Opt-in for monthly editions here.
Policy change to improve security of Luther email
The college is establishing a new policy in which Luther email accounts for students, faculty and staff will require Google 2-Step Verification. Faculty and staff must enable Google 2-Step Verification prior to Dec. 1 for all Luther email accounts in order to continue to successfully sign in. Students must enable Google 2-Step Verification prior to Feb. 1, 2017 for their Luther email accounts. Enable 2-Step Verification or attend a session for assistance. For details, see policy change to improve security of Luther email.
The Escalation Workshop from the One Love Foundation is a 90-minute workshop designed to help spread knowledge and awareness about the consequences of relationship violence. The presentation consists of a film followed by a discussion and action planning. Those interested in hosting the workshop during class or another time may email <counseling>. The One Love Foundation was formed in honor of Yeardley Love who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.
The Document Center requests that going forward departments not to re-run paper that has previously been printed on one side through their printers or copiers. Similarly, do not re-use partially used label sheets. These materials change the first time they go through your copiers and printers and they can cause damage on the second pass. Dirt, oil and different toner types on the paper surface may cause damage to sensitive parts inside the machines and may end up costing more to fix than the savings of reusing the paper or the label pages in the machines.
Instead we are asking departments to collect and drop off or send through campus mail any paper that has previously been printed on one side to the Document Center. We will repurpose it as note/scratch pads. The pads will be available free to anyone who comes into the Document Center. We can provide a small box for collecting the paper in if needed. Partially used labels can be collected and sent to Mail Center where they will be reused to help label packages for pickup. Contact the Document Center, <naatje01>, with any questions.
International Education Week and global potluck
Nov. 14-19 marks the second anniversary of International Education Week at Luther, sponsored by the International Students and Allies Association. IEW is an annual worldwide celebration of international education and exchange. The ISAA would like to invite the Luther community to the global potluck. The potluck will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at in Norby Global House. The menu will be provided by student volunteers cooking a variety of ethnic dishes.
Human Resources reminder
Health care enrollment forms, flex spending forms and HSA enrollment forms must be submitted to HR by Nov. 18, indicating which health care plan you want to participate in for 2017. Employees should check the "waving coverage" box if they don't want to participate in the college's health care in 2017. Contact Marsha, <mwenthold>, with questions.
Human Resources update
Students to travel to Cannon Ball for break
Several students have decided to spend their Thanksgiving break in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The primary focus of the trip is to stand in solidarity with a historically oppressed and marginalized people, and also to bring supplies. There is a donation box located inside the CFL, as well as a GoFundMe page. Contact Courtney Field or Rebecka Green for more information.
Feeding a habit and funding for habitat
Luther College Habitat for Humanity is selling bags of Impact coffee in a variety of different blends and roasts. These make great gifts for the holiday season! Funds raised will go towards the Luther College Habitat for Humanity spring break trip to New Orleans. To purchase a bag of coffee, please contact Mikayla, <brocmi01>.
Thanksgiving treats from the Luther Bakery
Are you in charge of bring dessert or rolls to Thanksgiving? Let the Luther Bakery take care of it. Order pies, cakes, cheesecakes and rolls by Wednesday, Nov. 16, here and pick them up by Wednesday, Nov. 23, just in time for holiday gatherings. Contact Sheena, <tollsh01>, with questions.
Book Shop news
Advent calendars have arrived! Supplies are limited - so stop in to the Book Shop and pick up a few to give as gifts.
Annual Children's Book Sale
Stop by the Book Shop Nov. 14-18 for the annual Children's Book Sale. Books will range in price from $1-6. Purchase books as early holiday gifts or stock up your favorite teacher's library.
New at Luther.edu
Biology has an updated home page with a focus on why prospective students who are interested in biology should study the subject at Luther. They can virtually tour the learning facilities, meet their future faculty, read the outcomes story of a successful alumnus and more.
Chapel this week
Gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall.
Wednesday, Nov. 16: Hymn sing
Friday, Nov. 18: Stacey Nalean-Carlson
Monday, Nov. 21: Thanksgiving chapel
Home sporting events this week
Nov. 19: Swimming and Diving vs. UW La Crosse, 1 p.m.
Events this week
Nov. 15: Guest Lecture: Ana Lucia Henrique, 6:30 p.m., Hovde Lounge; Luther Ensemble Performance, Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall
Nov. 16: Guest Lecture: Ian Carrillo, 6 p.m., Hovde Lounge
Nov. 17-19: Dance Performance, "Who Do You Trust?" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre
Nov. 17: Fatimetu Emhamed and the United Nations, 4 p.m., Main Room 111; Luther Ensemble Performance, Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall
Nov. 18-19: Luther Ensemble Performance, Fall Opera Scenes, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, NRH
Nov. 19: Luther Ensemble Performance, Chamber Orchestra, 4 p.m., CFL, Main Hall; SAC Concert Performance, Parachute, 7 p.m., Regents Center
Nov. 20: Luther Ensemble Performance, Concert Band, 4 p.m., CFL, Main Hall
Mollie Mickelson '17, will give a voice recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Bryan Branowetz '17, will give a piano recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.
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.
Ensemble performance: Luther College Jazz Band
The Luther College Jazz Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Luther's CFL Main Hall. Also performing in the concert is the Luther College Supersax Ensemble featuring Luther students and professors. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music.
SAC Cinema and ISAA: 'Crossing Borders'
SAC Cinema and International Student and Allies Association presents a showing of "Crossing Borders" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Valders 206. A discussion will follow the documentary. This event is part of the International Education Week celebration and is open to the public with no charge for admission. "Crossing Borders" is a documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco, and confront the complex implications of the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West.
'Petra, Jordan, and Bedouins' Luther Woman's Club
Luther College Woman's Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Shirley Baker Commons. Jane Kemp, Luther professor emerita of Library and Information Studies and Marilyn Anderson, retired NICC communications instructor will present "Petra, Jordan, and Bedouins" a presentation about the rediscovered sandstone city of Petra, Jordan, and the Bedouins - the nomadic people who live there.
'Brazil's Political Turmoil: Dilma Rousseff's Impeachment'
The community is invited to attend a lecture by Ana Lucia Henrique, researcher at the Center for Information in the Brazilian Congress. Henrique will provide an overview of the current Brazilian political landscape at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Preus Library Hovde Lounge. She will provide a background on the impeachment process of ex-president Dilma Rousseff and discuss the aftermath of the impeachment.
'Fire and Farmworkers: Changes in Labor and Environmental Practices in Brazilian Sugarcane Fields'
Ian Carrillo, sociology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will discuss the historical changes in labors laws in Brazil's sugarcane industry and how such changes influence environmental practices. The community is invited to the lecture, which will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Hovde Lounge. This event is sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Communities.
Black Lives Matter: the Luther experience
With all the recent and ongoing social and racial issues confronting America, this panel will seek to raise awareness and continue the conversation regarding the meaning of "Black Lives Matter." The panel will touch on some of the issues people of color face nationwide as well as in Decorah and at Luther. The panel discussion will seek to address the meaning of the phrase, "Black Lives Matter" and it's relationship to the phrase "All Lives Matter." The panel, comprised of Luther students and faculty members, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Olin 102.
Fatimetu Emhamed and the United Nations
Luther College senior Fatimetu Jatri Emhamed testified before the Special Political and Decolonization Committee of the United Nations in New York on Oct. 6. She asked the UN to intensify its peacekeeping efforts in her home country of Western Sahara, with the hope that Western Sahara might one day achieve self-determination. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Main 111, Emhamed will give a presentation, explaining the history of her country's struggles and relating her experience at the UN. This presentation is part of International Education Week, and is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. Pizza will be served.
Luther College Philharmonia concert
Luther College's Philharmonia will perform in concert at7:30 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 17, in the CFL Main Hall. This event, open to the public with no charge for admission, will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music. The program features the following works: the first movement of Symphony No. 1 by Beethoven, "Five Courtly Dances from Gloriana" by Benjamin Britten and "A Shakespeare Suite: Film from Richard III" by William Walton.
'Who Do You Trust?' dance performance
Who do you trust and why do you trust them? The VPA department explores these questions through dance in their production of "Who Do You Trust?" Nov. 17-19 in the CFA's Jewel Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The performance features nine unique and deeply evocative duets within a gallery exhibition format.
Fall Opera Scenes performance held Nov. 18-19
Featuring scenes from "Carmen," "Die Fledermaus" and other works, Luther students will perform "Fall Opera Scenes" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the NRH. The performances, featuring students in Jill Phillips and Chad Sonka's Opera Workshop course, are open to the public with no charge for admission.
SAC Concerts host Parachute Nov. 19
Critically acclaimed pop rock band Parachute will perform at Luther College in the Regents CenterSaturday, Nov. 19. Concert doors open at 7 p.m.with featured performer Lissie starting the show at7:30 p.m.Tickets for the performance are $25 and can be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357 or <boxoffice>.
Luther College Chamber Orchestra
Featuring a varied repertoire, the Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the CFL Main Hall. The orchestra will perform Mozart's "Overture to La Clemenza di Tito," and Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll," and will also feature Haydn's "Cello Concerto in D major" with Philip Borter, Luther assistant professor of music. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music.
Luther College Concert Band concert Nov. 20
The Luther College Concert Band, under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, will present a concert at4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music. The band will perform works by Percy Fletcher, Percy Grainger, Rossano Galante and Joseph Turrin.
Luther College Registered Chamber group recital Nov. 21
Luther College's music department will put on a group recital consisting of Luther's registered chamber groups at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the NRH. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.
'Out of Darkness, Light!'
In a musical celebration of joy, community and holiday traditions, Luther College will present the 2016 production of "Christmas at Luther" Dec. 1-4 in the CFL. The college is celebrating 35 years of this annual event with five performances. Tickets are still available for the 5:45 p.m. performance Thursday, Dec. 1, and the 9:15 p.m. performance Friday, Dec. 2. Tickets are available to the general public and may be purchased online here.
Celebrations this week
Nov. 15: Kerri Mahr, Randy Caddell
Nov. 16: Colin Betts, Elin Amundson
Nov. 17: Susan Peterson, Anita Carrasco, Sheena Tollefson
Nov. 18: Stuart Johnston, Jay Uthoff, Catherine Moeller
Nov. 19: Janine Brandt, Sharon Rathbun, Mary Devine Meyer
Nov. 20: Cheryl Wangness, Kathy Euans
Nov. 21: Bob Puffer
To Amy Wrightsman and family on the loss of her brother Craig Mueller, age 68 of Cedar Rapids who passed away Sun. Oct. 23, 2016.
Keyboard technician: Full-time, self-motivated, detail-oriented keyboard technician. Applicants must possess significant professional/institutional experience and demonstrated success in the tuning, maintenance, rebuilding and preparation of practice and concert pianos to artist performance standards. Appropriate training at a trade school or as an apprentice to a master technician required. Four-year college degree and ability to play piano preferred. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.
Todd Green conducted a Nov. 11 workshop on combating Islamophobia for the Diocese of Southern Ohio of the Episcopal Church in Columbus, Ohio. On Nov. 13, he gave a lecture titled "U.S. Attitudes Toward Islam" at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.
Amy Weldon will offer a lecture titled "Living the Past: Writing Historical Fiction" as part of ArtHaus Decorah's "Arts Off Campus" lecture series at ArtHaus from 4-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. There will be a writing exercise and audience-participation component. For more information, see http://arthausdecorah.org/
On Nov. 4, Pedro dos Santos participated in the panel "A Background on the Brazilian Political Crisis," at the 49th Annual Conference of the North Central Council of Latinamericanists at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Storm Bailey presented a paper, "Service, Academic Mission, and the Cultured Despisers of 'Christian' Colleges," at "Higher Learning," a Symposium on Faith and Culture, sponsored by the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University on Oct. 29.
Maria Victoria Torrillas '17, presented the paper "Presidential Image Before and After a Crisis: Examining Newspaper Coverage of Dilma Rousseff in Brazilian Newspapers in 2013 and 2015" at the 49th Annual Conference of the North Central Council of Latinamericanists at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Nov. 5.
For rent: Quality built two-bedroom apartment with one-stall garage, 602 Ridge Road. Great location close to Luther. $800 monthly rent; landlord pays gas, water/sewer and garbage. No smoking. No pets. Contact Harman Realty, 382-2020.
Temporary housing wanted: Responsible Luther alum looking for temporary housing Dec. 18-23 between housing arrangements. Willing to house sit, pet sit, plant sit, sublet or rent. Contact Alex, <robial01>.
Ride wanted: Seeking ride to and from Minneapolis airport or a Rochester hotel Thursday, Nov. 23. Hoping to arrive in Rochester for 11:05 a.m. or 12:05 p.m. shuttle bus or to arrive at Minneapolis airport around 1 p.m. Return is Dec. 9 after 6:30 p.m. from Minneapolis or Dec. 10 before noon from Rochester. If you are going either direction on either day and would consider sharing the ride please email Kate, <martinka>.
Soup dinner: Please plan to attend the annual Soup Supper at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. Homemade soups served include chili, chicken noodle, bean with ham and our famous cheeseburger alongside homemade breads, bars, pies, dessert, milk and coffee. A freewill donation will be taken. Carry-outs will also be available in church-provided containers.
For sale: "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" video game for PlayStation 4. Brand new, unopened. Asking $40 from original price of $50. Contact Bob, <shedinro>, or 382-7982.
House sitter available: Retired pastor and wife will be on campus in January doing research with Loren Toussaint in the psychology department. Looking for J-term housing, dates are very flexible. We are clean and neat and will be respectful of your home. Contact Michael Barry [email protected]gmail.comor Loren Toussaint, <touslo01>.
For sale: Beautiful Victorian home for sale by owner. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms located close to downtown in a quiet neighborhood. Beautiful woodwork, clawfoot tub, lead glass windows and much more. Well-maintained with many updates that compliment the Victorian architecture. Asking $295,000. Contact Teresa, <flinte01>.
House/pet/babysitter available: College student back home in Decorah for winter break Dec. 19-Jan. 13, seeking to assist families with needs during the holiday season. Interested in pet, house or babysitting. Contact Molly for references or questions, [email protected].
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