Tuesday, Jan. 4

TUESDAY 1/4/11

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Remembering Nabby Baffour-Awuah

The community is invited to a gathering Tuesday, Jan. 4, 7 p.m., in the CFL Recital Hall, to share stories and remembrances of Nabby Baffour-Awuah. Those who wish may join a follow up gathering at Luther's Diversity Center in the Union. Check your email for an campus email that was sent with more details. 

Message from HR

At this time of sorrow, Human Resources would like to remind faculty and staff that the college offers Guidance Resources through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as a resource during this difficult period. Please call 1-800-327-1850 to speak to an EAP counselor.


Chapel in January

During January, chapel will focus on themes of the Epiphany season: discovery, revelation, seeking. The chapel schedule reflects the different rhythms of J-term  and is structured as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday the community is invited to gather in the CFL Recital Hall at the usual 10:30 a.m. time for a time of song, scripture and preaching.

Tuesdays, the community is invited to gather as part of the weekly silent meditation at 5 p.m. in the Melanchthon Interfaith Room on the second floor of the CFL.

Thursdays, the community is invited to take time for reflection by walking the Prayer Labyrinth on the stage of the CFL Main Hall between 10:30 a.m. and noon.

Chapel schedule for this week

Tuesday, Jan. 4: Silent Meditation, 5 p.m., Melanchthon Room-CFL 205
Wednesday, Jan. 5: Connie Barclay
Thursday, Jan. 6: Labyrinth, CFL Main Hall, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 7: Amy Zalk Larson
 Monday, Jan. 10: David Vásquez, CFL Main Hall

Art department 75th anniversary

The Luther art department will observe its 75th anniversary as part of Luther's Sesquicentennial celebration that begins January 2011.

As part of the art department's 75th anniversary celebration, Luther will host a faculty exhibit Jan. 7-Feb. 10 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

A gallery reception will be held Monday, Feb. 7 from 5-6 p.m. The exhibit and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Family Winter Carnival Jan. 8

Come to a Family Winter Carnival in the Regents Center, Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m.-noon. Escape the winter cold for some family fun and learning, with inflatable rides, games, face painting, prizes food and much more. Tickets are 50 cents each, or $5 for 11. Proceeds benefit a spring break student service trip to Guatemala coordinated by College Ministries. Questions? Contact Kaitlyn Holden, <holdka01> or call 387-1271.

An Evening with Paul Zimmer

The Luther and Decorah communities are invited to a reading of poetry and prose by the award-winning writer and former director of University of Iowa Press, Paul Zimmer Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Lecture

Lawrence Williams, former Luther faculty member, will present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Lecture at Luther Monday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Valders Hall of Science, Room 206. Part of the college’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Williams' lecture, titled "Another Look at Martin Luther King Jr." is open to the public with no charge for admission.



To Jeff Wettach and family on the death of Jeff's mother, Betty Wettach, 82, of Mount Pleasant, who passed away Dec. 26.


Men's basketball lost to Milwaukee School of Engineering Dec. 30, 49-56. Nnamdi Okolue '11, led the team with nine points.


For rent: Two room efficiency apartment near Phelps Park at 507 Franklin St. Carport, water, trash pickup and partial heat provided. $350 per month plus deposit. Contact Mel at (813) 215-3403.

For sale: Minnesota Fats seven foot billiard table with a removable table tennis surface and hardwood table cover. Comes with set of billiard balls, cue sticks, triangle and rail brush. Table tennis accessories include net and post set, two paddles and balls. Can be taken apart for easier movement. Table is in good shape—marks on surfaces from normal use. Asking $200. Call 382-8533 before 8 p.m. or Larry, 387-1403, daytime.


Sustainability tip

It's a new year, start using those reusable shopping bags again. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. consumes about 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps a year. Fewer than five percent are recycled. However, paper bags are also a problem. Paper sacks generate 70 percent more air pollutants and 50 times more water pollutants than plastic bags. And while paper bags do eventually biodegrade, an estimated 14 million trees a year have to be cut down to make 10 billion paper bags.

A sturdy, reusable bag needs only to be used 11 times to have a lower environmental impact than using 11 disposable plastic bags. Source: www.dep.state.fl.us.

Wellness tip

Now that the hectic holidays are over how do you keep the blues away as reality returns?

De-clutter: Maggie Bedrosian, co-author of "Love It or Lose It: Living Clutter-Free Forever," says the key is not what you get rid of, but what you keep. What is your vision for your life and how do your possessions fit in? "Everything you want to be should be supported by everything you see around you."

Some suggestions for beating back the jungle:

1.     Keep closest what you use most often. Sit at your desk, for instance. Are the books and files you use accessible without standing? Are they covered with other stuff? Move it.

2.     Make the things you use every day top quality. Throw away pens that drip ink. Make sure your computer is virus-free. Never underestimate the power of removing irritation.

3.     Buy appropriate containers. Maybe a filing cabinet doesn't fit your décor—try magazine-holding baskets on the floor.

4.     Get and master the technology you need. And let the rest go by. Do you really need a phone that transmits a picture?

5.     Ask yourself three questions about every item around you. Is it useful? Is it beautiful? Do you love it? What you do next should be obvious.

View full article at http://www.webmd.com/balance

And finally…

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better (person). 

-Benjamin Franklin