Tuesday, Jan. 9

TUESDAY 1/9/2018

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Sign up today for 2018 required wellness screenings

During 2018, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Get started early to avoid an additional insurance premium by visiting the informational website and learning how to sign up for the first on-campus blood screening, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16. Please contact the Wellness Program, <wellness>, with any questions.

TIAA counseling sessions

TIAA announces individual counseling sessions: 1:30-4:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22; 8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23; and 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. Space is limited. Register online or by calling (800) 732-8353 between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held Main 30.

Spring staff meetings

Mark your calendars! The following are the dates for the spring semester staff meetings, all on Wednesdays and Thursday: Feb. 14 and 15; March 14 and 15; April 18 and 19. Wednesday meetings are at 2 p.m. and Thursday meetings are at 9 a.m.  

Keep your wellness resolutions alive, join Decorah Masters Swim Team.

If you can swim non-stop for at least one length of the pool and want to join a fun group of Luther faculty, staff, students and community members, consider Decorah Masters Swimming. Practices are Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, Friday lunchtime and Sunday afternoon. Dues are $36 a month, with an attendance credit for Luther swimmers. Email Kate Elliott, <ellika03>, or Brittany Cord, <cordbr01>, for more information or "like" Decorah Masters Swim Team on Facebook.

Wellness challenge: Beat the Blues Winter Marathon

As a Walk More Connect More partner, the Wellness Program is promoting the local Beat the Blues Winter Marathon challenge, a winter-long outdoor challenge. Read more about how to participate and earn a chance at additional "Luther only" prizes, and contact <wellness> with questions.

Dining Dollars deal

Did you know Luther faculty and staff can put dining dollars on their account? Dining Dollars can be used anywhere food can be purchased on campus: Marty's, Oneota Market, Sunnyside Cafe, C-Store, Nordic Brew, Grab-N-Go, Peace Brunch and the cafeteria. Right now, buy $50 dining dollars for only $40! Fill out the form at www.luther.edu/dining/student/meal-plans/dining-dollars/ or stop in the Dining Services Office. Act now-this offer is only good through Sunday, Jan. 14.

Change to stipend request process

Human Resources must now receive requests to pay individuals, often called "stipends" or "honorariums," by the first day of the month for monthly payrolls and by the first day of the pay period for biweekly payrolls. This change is being made to allow Human Resources time to approve or deny the request before any work is performed and to allow Payroll sufficient time to process the request. Please contact <hr> with questions.

Dorian Vocal Festival on campus this weekend

The Dorian Vocal Festival will take place Saturday-Monday, Jan. 13-15. Nearly 1,100 students from 380 schools will be on-campus working with our music faculty. Monday, they will be eating in the cafeteria from 12:30-1:30 p.m. We appreciate your patience as there will be a lot of extra traffic during this time and thank you for welcoming these students to campus. Please send any questions to Kayla, <schoka02>.

KATIE January 2018 changes

KATIE was upgraded to Moodle 3.3 on Jan. 3. For some basic tutorials and how-to's on navigating the changes, finding a course and making a course visible to students, see the ITS blog. For additional questions, please contact the KATIE Support Team at <helpdesk> or call 387-1000.

Wellness chair massage spots open for Monday

Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for $1/minute chair massages, paid by cash, check or card at appointment, from 1-5 p.m. every other Monday in Bunch or Borlaug through May. Chair massages can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Visit the Wellness event calendar for more information and to sign up. 

'Create Community' workshop for first-years

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage first-year students to attend a day-and-a-half community building workshop, Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at Baker Commons. Participants will tell stories, figure out what they want from their Luther experience and how to make it happen. Modeled on the UWC (SEA) Initiative for Peace and led by first-year student Kim Chham and the Luther College Peace Scholars, sponsored by the CEPE. Limited space. Sign up is at cepe.luther.edu.

'Christmas at Luther' stream now available

Luther is offering a streamed version of the 2017 performance of "Christmas at Luther: The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen" online through January. The college's annual musical celebration is available at christmasatluther.com/stream; there is no charge to view or download the performance. 

Sisk named volleyball coach

Renae Hartl has named Brittany Sisk the college's new head volleyball coach. Sisk joins the Norse with a wealth of experience as a head coach and assistant coach at both the NCAA III and NCAA II levels. She will begin her new duties immediately. Sisk becomes the sixth head coach in Luther's 39-year history of varsity volleyball. She succeeds Danielle Lynch, who served as head volleyball coach for seven years and resigned in November.

Hafner resigns, Padilla named head football coach

Renae Hartl has announced that Aaron Hafner, head football coach, has resigned. "It was a tough decision to leave Luther College, but my family and I have an opportunity to teach and coach in the Kansas City, Kansas, area and continue our journey closer to our immediate family," stated Hafner.

Caleb Padilla, who has been the defensive coordinator for the Norse football program the past three years, has been promoted to head football coach. "I look forward to building on the football program created under the leadership of coach Hafner," commented Padilla. During his three years at Luther, the defensive unit has improved each year. In 2017, the Norse recorded their highest Iowa Conference finish in scoring defense in nine years. 

Nottingham and Malta directors named

The Dean's Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Narveson as the 2019-20 Nottingham Program Director and the appointment of Brooke Joyce as the 2019 Malta Program Director. We are grateful to both individuals for providing leadership to these two important and longstanding off-campus programs.


Chapel this week

Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Lectio Divinia and Walk the Labyrinth
Friday, Jan. 12: Psalm Bible study
Monday, Jan. 15: Liz Roug, civil rights songs

Home sporting events this week

Thursday, Jan. 11: Wrestling vs. Wartburg, 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 12: Women's and men's swimming vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 13: Women's and men's swimming hosts sprint invite, 11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 15: Women's basketball vs. Dubuque, 6 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Dubuque, 8 p.m.

Events this week

Wednesday, Jan. 10: "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," film series, episode 1, 6:30 p.m., Valders 362
Friday, Jan. 12: Alumni Lecture, Cynthia Kamikazi, "Global Development Work through the African Development Bank," 4 p.m., Valders 362; SAC Cinema Night, "Inception," 7:30 p.m., Marty's
Sunday, Jan. 14: "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," film series, episode 2, 2 p.m., Valders 362; Dorian Vocal Festival Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Monday, Jan. 15: Dorian Vocal Festival Grand Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture, Ronald Rochon, "From Revolt to Revolution: For Whom the Bell Tolls and Why We Can't Wait," 7 p.m., Valders 206

'Laton Alton Huffman, Frontier Photographer'

Captured images of the American West during the 19th and 20th centuries will be on display through Jan. 31 in Preus Library. The show, titled "Laton Alton Huffman, Frontier Photographer," features vintage photographs taken by Laton Alton Huffman. The gallery exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

NQFL Jan. 9

The next Not Quite Free Lunch is 11:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. The meal includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Check out Scandinavian crime films this winter and spring

Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, and Luther's Nordic Studies Program are showing Scandinavian crime films the second Tuesday of the month from January through April. The first film will be the Norwegian version of "Insomnia" (R) 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, in the first floor gallery of the museum's Main Building. Other films include "Wallander" Feb. 13; "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" March 13 and "Occupied" April 10. The films are open to the public with no charge for admission.

'The National Parks' screenings in January

Celebrating the beauty of the great outdoors and national spaces in the United States, a six-part screening of Ken Burns' documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," is scheduled throughout January at Luther in Valders 362. Screenings are:

  • "The Scripture of Nature," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10
  • "The Last Refuge," 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14
  • "The Empire of Grandeur," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17
  • "Going Home," 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21
  • "Great Nature," 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24
  • "The Morning of Creation," 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28

Barnaal to speak at Emeriti Colloquium

The Luther College Emeriti Colloquium meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in the Mott Room. Dennis Barnaal will speak on the topic "About Ice." All members of the Luther Community are invited.

'Gender, Development and International Engagement'

Discussing her career in global development and human rights, Luther alumna Cynthia Kamikazi, '05, will present "Gender, Development and International Engagement," at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in Valders 362. Contact [email protected] with questions. Currently, Kamikazi is the Chief-Partnerships and Resource Mobilization lead for Gender, Women and Civil Society Organizations at the African Development Bank.

'Inception' screening Jan. 12

SAC Cinema presents "Inception" 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in Marty's. The movie follows a thief who uses dream-sharing technology to steal secrets. His biggest task is to go into the mind of a CEO and plant an idea. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Free popcorn while it lasts.

Dorian Vocal Festival Concerts Jan. 14-15

The Dorian Vocal Festival Concert and Grand Concert are set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 15, respectively, in the CFL. The Festival Concert Sunday, Jan. 14, is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Festival Grand Concert Monday, Jan. 15, is sold out.

Rochon to give MLK Jr. Day lecture

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Rochon, provost at the University of Southern Indiana, will give Luther's annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day lecture, at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Valders 206. Rochon's lecture, "From Revolt to Revolution: For Whom the Bell Tolls and Why We Can't Wait," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Martin-Schramms to speak at Woman's Club meeting

Luther faculty and staff members Jim and Karen Martin-Schramm will present "Encountering Britain: Luther's Nottingham Program" at the January meeting of the Luther College Woman's Club, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288, with questions.

CEPE TV dinner

Join Brooke Joyce to watch and discuss an episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati," a CBS sitcom that ran from 1978-1982, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Olin 214. In the episode "Real Families," which aired following the election of Ronald Reagan, a TV crew films a family during a "typical" midwestern Sunday, foreshadowing the genre of reality TV, with all its ethical and aesthetic implications. RSVP to <cepe> for a TV dinner. Seating limited to 12.

Mid-Winter Community Day

Luther College, in partnership with Decorah Bank & Trust, invite all area families and friends to enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun at the 2018 Mid-Winter Community Day beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Regents Center. Registration can be completed online or by calling the Alumni Office, 387-1164 or (800) 225-8664. The community day pizza party is $2 for adults, no charge for children 18 and under. There is no admission charge to the Luther basketball games that day.


Celebrations this week


Jan. 9: Samantha Halter, Lori Stanley
Jan. 10: Michelle Einck, Jill Frana, Spencer Martin
Jan. 12: Nicole Gaunitz
Jan. 14: Carly Erickson
Jan. 15: Mike Garcia


Jan. 14: David Huinker, 10 years

Thank you

A sincere thank you to everyone who came to my retirement party and to those who could not attend. It was a great day. I will miss all of you. You and the students are the ones that made my employment at Luther such a memorable experience. -Kathy Euans

To the folks who were able to come to my retirement party. I appreciated the cards and comments from all of you. I have really enjoyed my 21+ years at Luther, especially working with all of you. Looking forward to spending more time with my grandkids in my retirement. Thanks again. -Myron Rediske

Position openings

Custodial floater: Immediate opening for a full-time floater. The floater custodian fills in for both academic and administrative buildings.

To view the complete job description and apply for all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


For rent: Two-bedroom condo located off Highland Dr. in Decorah. $800-900/month, along with required deposit. Furnished with fridge, dishwasher, water softener and single-car garage w/opener. Very clean and located in a quiet neighborhood. No smoking, no dogs. Lawn care and snow removal are included. Utilities paid by renter. Contact Amanda, <[email protected]>, to schedule a viewing or with inquiries.

Wanted: Land and/or house to rent/buy. Looking for 3-4 bedroom home in Decorah or within 10 miles. Also would consider buying land to build a house. Contact Erin at 419-0690.

For sale: 2007 Ford Escape. $1,700. Vehicle has 150,000 miles, 4WD, is great in snow and all-terrain. Is in good condition but needs some work for someone who knows basic car repairs. Would make great snow/second car or car for teenager. Contact Emily, <stumem01>, with inquires.


And finally...

"If you can't fly, then run.
If you can't run, then walk.
If you can't walk, then crawl,
but by all means, keep moving."

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.