Tuesday, March 22

TUESDAY 3/22/11

Published for faculty and staff by the Luther College Public Information office • Copy deadline: Friday, 3 p.m., 75-word limit • Phone: (563) 387-1865 • Email: <tuesday>

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TG 150 requests community perspectives

Luther's Task Group 150 has prepared a Planning and Positioning document on the TG 150 KATIE website.

This is a framework for the campus to consider strategic initiatives and adjustments to the programs that serve Luther's mission. TG 150 is seeking comment on this framework from the Luther community, and you
are invited to participate in an online discussion.

Visit two forums at ideas.luther.edu to view the Defining Characteristics
(http://ideas.luther.edu/forums/105927-tg-150-defining-characteristics) and Strategic Actions (http://ideas.luther.edu/forums/105931-tg-150-strategic-actions).

Log in using your Norse Key to provide feedback. "Vote" for topics you want to affirm by assigning 1, 2, or 3 votes per item. These will be items you feel have the most merit or promise. Votes are anonymous.

For Defining Characteristics you have 10 votes to assign, and for Strategic Actions you have 25.

You may also provide comments on individual topics. These comments are NOT anonymous.

These forums will be open until 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.

For information and help with the log-in process go to http://lis.luther.edu/learn/ideas. Please contact the LIS Technology Help Desk with questions.


Spring Break hours

Dahl Centennial Union 

Tuesday-Friday, March 22-25: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 26: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27: 8 a.m.-midnight

Welcome Center

Tuesday-Friday, March 22-25: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 26: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.


Tuesday-Saturday, March 22-26: Closed
Sunday, March 27:
     Dinner 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Marty's CyberCafé

Tuesday-Sunday, March 22-27: Closed

Book Shop

Tuesday-Friday, March 22-25: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 26-27: Closed

Oneota Market

Tuesday-Friday, March 22-25: 7:30-3:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 26-27: Closed

Mail Center/SPO

Tuesday-Friday, March 22-25: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 26-27: Closed


Tuesday-Friday, March 22-25:  9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 26-27: Closed
Monday, March 28: Begin spring hours, close at 9 p.m.

Farwell locked for break

Farwell Hall is locked for break and will reopen Sunday, March 27 at 8 a.m.

Faculty/staff buffet is back

Faculty and staff are welcome to join Dining Services for the revival of Campus Buffet Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. Lunch cost is $5 per person. Menu will be posted in Tuesday. Call Hannah, 387-1463, with questions.

Student mental health data

Ever wonder about the extent to which Luther students use the Counseling Service or what kinds of issues they present?  Check out the data highlights link under News and Updates at http://www.luther.edu/counseling/.

'Citrix-New Tips and Tricks'

"Citrix-New Tips and Tricks" will share new information on how faculty and staff can access work-related software, servers and data from off-campus. Presented by Dave Huinker and Diane Gossman in Dahl Centennial Union, Borlaug room on Tuesday, March 29 from 1-2 p.m., (http://lis.luther.edu/node/5330), and repeated at the same time on Thursday, March 31 (http://lis.luther.edu/node/5331). View the links for more information, and to sign up.

'KATIE Integration with Google Docs'

Learn how Norse Apps can be united with KATIE to provide better document and email management, course calendaring, and collaborative virtual work spaces through the course "Morsle: KATIE Integration with Google Docs" presented by Bob Puffer Wednesday, March 30 from 1-1:30 p.m. in Dahl Centennial Union, Borlaug room. For more information, and to sign up, visit http://lis.luther.edu/node/5332.


Chapel this week

No worship services during Spring Break, March 19-27.  Chapel resumes March 28.

Monday, March 28: Greg Lonning

Events this week

March 29, Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, Rachel Vagts, "The Transforming Journey, A Story of Service at Luther and Beyond," 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

March 30, Philosophy Colloquium, Jon Jensen and Storm Bailey, "Sustainability in the Classroom: Saving the World or Selling our Souls?" 4 p.m.,Valders 362

March 30-31, Sesquicentennial performance, "Luther Sketches," 7 p.m. March 30, CFL Recital Hall and 9:40 a.m. March 31, CFL Main Hall

March 31, Faculty Artist Series, Heather Armstrong, oboe, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

March 31, Religion Forum, Venerable Yifa, "Buddhist Humanism," 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Vagts presents Paideia lecture March 29

Rachel Vagts will present the 2010-11 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. The lecture, titled "The Transforming Journey: A Story of Service at Luther and Beyond," will explore the history of Luther and its strong commitment of service to the greater community. A reception will follow the lecture in Qualley Lounge.

Philosophy Colloquium March 30

Jon Jensen and Storm Bailey will present a philosophy colloquium titled "Sustainability in the Classroom: Saving the World or Selling our Souls?" Wednesday, March 30 at 4 p.m. in Valders 362.

'Luther Sketches' March 30-31

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a 50-minute performance of "Luther Sketches: A Lighthearted Romp Through Luther's Sensational Saga." Seven students, under the direction of Bob Larson, are performing the work at alumni events in the Midwest. See it on campus Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall or Thursday, March 31, at 9:40 a.m. in the CFL Main Hall. The Thursday morning performance will be counted as work time for staff that would like to attend. 

Luther Religion Forum lecture March 31

Venerable Professor Yifa, a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, scholar and writer, will present a Luther College Religion Forum lecture Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall.  Her lecture, titled "Women in Buddhism," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

FAS: Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong will perform a faculty artist series recital Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. She will be joined by guest pianist Korey Barrett. The program will feature works for oboe and piano, including sonatas by Paul Hindemith and Edmund Rubbra and "Three Piece Suite" by Madeleine Dring.

Scherubel '63 art on display April 1

The paintings of Richard Scherubel '63 will be on display April 1-May 22 in the upper level of the CFL. Scherubel's work is primarily made up of nonrepresentational visual phenomena, often developed from small sketches with subsequent color and shape adjustments. The paintings suggest a variety of moods, attitudes and ideas in an evolving attempt to bring opposites together. Samples of Scherubel's work can be viewed on his website, http://www.scherubel.com.


To Judy Hageman and family on the March 16 death of her father Norbert Hovey, 86, of Decorah.


J. R. Christianson lectured March 16 in the famous Auditorium A of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen on "Fifty Years of Research on Tycho Brahe."  He gave a similar lecture at the Vangebo Center north of Copenhagen on March 15.

Athletic Training students, Alicia Woodhouse '11 and Adam Rave '12 were chosen to do an oral presentation titled "On Field Treatment and Post Surgical Rehabilitation of C3/C4 Fracture of a Collegiate Football Athlete" at the Mid America Athletic Trainers Association (NATA District V) annual meeting and symposium on Saturday, March 19 in Omaha.

Athletic training student Alison Vandegrift '12 was selected to receive the 2011 Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association (NATA District V) Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship at the NATA annual meeting on Thursday, March 17 in Omaha.

Philip Freeman has an article in the March edition of Religious Studies News, available to read online at: http://www.rsnonline.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=593&Itemid=679.

On Feb. 12 Eric Kutz performed the cello solo part for the 70-minute world premiere of "AMASS" by Minneapolis-based composer Jocelyn Hagen. The performance, which was funded by a McKnight grant, took place at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights, Minn. "AMASS" was scored for cello solo, cello quartet, three percussionists, three vocal soloists, and choir (The Singers—Minnesota Choral Artists). The performance was recorded for future release.

On Feb. 23 Miko Kominami performed a recital of clarinet and piano music at the University of Northern Iowa. She collaborated with clarinetist Suzanne Tirk, faculty member at Wichita State University in Kansas. The performance included works by Penderecki, Schumann, Babin and others.

On Sunday, March 27 at 11a.m., Kominami and Kutz will perform in a live radio broadcast and give an interview on WFMT 98.7FM, Chicago's classical radio station. The performance will be at the Mayne Stage in Chicago, and it will be streamed on the web at http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=4,5,8. They will perform works by Henry Cowell, Samuel Barber, Astor Piazzolla and Jocelyn Hagen.

Spencer Martin performed as violist at the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival in Ogden, Utah, March 4 and 7. In addition to the live performances at Weber State University, the Bonneville Chamber Ensemble will be featured in an upcoming 'live' radio brodcast on KBYU's "Highway 89" program playing the Schumann Piano Quintet.

Spring service trips

Pastor Mike and Pastor David along with about 80 students, faculty and staff will dedicate their Spring Break to serving, learning and reflection, as they participate in College Ministries' sponsored spring break service/mission trips. Luther's Habitat for Humanity chapter is sending a busload to Ocean Springs, Miss., to join HFH-MS Gulf Coast in continued rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina. Mission Guatemala will partner with Open Windows Foundation and Mission Panama will work Operation Safe Drinking Water.


Benefit brunch for Joni Meyer family

A benefit brunch for the Joni and Herman Meyer family will be Sunday, April 10, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in St. Benedict Parish Hall, Decorah. Serving scrambled eggs with toppings, pancakes, sausage and beverages. Tickets are $6 per person; children five and under, no charge. Advance tickets available at the Luther Alumni Office or Viking State Bank. Tickets available at the door. The event will also feature a bake sale and silent auction. Joni, a staff member in the Alumni Office, was seriously injured in an automobile accident Jan. 28. 

Student Research Symposium

Call for applications for the second annual full-day Luther College Student Research Symposium, to be held May 6. All Luther students are encouraged to apply to present research and creative work through oral presentation, poster presentation, or creative performance or exhibition. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 18 in order to be considered for this year's event. Go to http://luther.edu/symposium.

Peep diorama contest

Spring means it is time to start thinking Peeps. The fourth annual Peeps diorama contest will be hosted by the Book Shop in April with entries accepted April 11-14 and judging on April 15. Please check http://lutherbookshop.com for complete rules and pictures from last year's event.

Spring Discovery Club

Spring Discovery Club for children will be March 29-May 10. Outdoor adventures after school, 3-5 p.m. Pick-up available at John Cline and St. Benedicts. Registration fee: $50. Contact Emily Neal, <nealem01> or 387-2138, for more information and to register.

Spring Kindernature begins March 29

Introduce your curious preschooler to the wonders of nature. For all nature enthusiasts ages 3-5. Tuesdays from 3:15-5 p.m. Drop off and pick up at Baker Commons. Registration fee $60. Contact Emily Neal, <nealem01> or 387-2138, for more information and to register.

Support relief efforts in Japan

Community members can support relief efforts in Japan through the ELCA Disaster Response. One hundred percent of donations go directly to aid. Donate online at: https://community.elca.org/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=631.

Spring Fling community service day

Student volunteers from Luther's Student Congregation will help Decorah residents with spring chores on Saturday, April 9 when Luther holds its annual Spring Fling community service day.

Decorah residents may sign up by contacting Luther College Ministries, 387-1271 or <ministry> before Monday, April 4.  Please provide a brief explanation of the household or yard tasks to be completed in a 1.5 hour time-frame.


Help available: Going away and can't take Fido? Need someone to water your plants while you travel? Need an occasional baby-sitter? Luther '10 alumna is available starting May 1 for jobs that include house/pet/plant sitting, child sitting (no children under three) and other odd jobs. Responsible, organized and can provide references. For more information, contact Kirstin, <roblki01>.

Free: 17-inch CRT computer monitor. ViewSonic. Works fine, but I upgraded to a larger flat screen monitor.  Free for the hauling, but I ask that when you need to dispose of it, you do it in an approved manner.  Email Ellen <macdonel>.

House for sale: Beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath home close to college. One of most unique lots in Decorah. Desirable location and secluded in trees. Two-car garage. Separate walk out. All appliances included.  Move in condition and occupancy flexible. Call 387-0242.

Housemate wanted: Aug. 2011–July 2012. Two professionals working in Decorah (not students) seek one additional housemate to share a professor's house during a sabbatical leave. You have your own room and share a full bath with one other person. Share all common areas of house (living room, dining room, kitchen, TV room, laundry and yard). On street parking. Rent: $300/month (includes wireless internet and Dish network TV). Share gas, electric and water bills with two housemates. No smoking, no pets. Email <rincol01> or call 380-7660 if interested.

Service available: Childcare/animal sitter/house sitter. In need of a date night or traveling, but can't find the proper care for your loved ones or home? Look no further. I am a sophomore at Luther with eight years of childcare experience and fifteen years of animal care experience. Compensation is negotiable and references are available per request. Contact <jungra01>.

Wanted to purchase: Large breed dog crate. Steel or plastic. Call 379-7844.

Willing to trade: Housing needed? Staying for classes this summer? Family looking for someone interested in room and board in exchange for childcare, pet and house sitting services. Three children ages 5, 7 and 12. Transportation would be required at times for activities. Additional pay as negotiated. One mile from the Luther campus. We are looking for both school year and summer if available. Email Richelle with interest or inquiries and contact information at <halvri01>.

For sale: Beautiful home in the Dahly addition, located two blocks from Luther. Open floor plan with hardwood floors. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, big island, glass doors to deck. Three bedrooms, two full baths-one with an angled jet tub, finished basement, attached over-sized single garage with built-in cabinets. Check it out before it goes to the realtor next month. For more information or to see the house, contact Teri, 380-9991 or <laruet>. For photos of the house, see: https://picasaweb.google.com/107622549152671855653/TeriSHouse?authkey=Gv1sRgCKK-kfqYxsWNEQ&feat=directlink.

For sale: White Maytag large capacity, top-load washing machine. Purchased in 1996, works great and is in mint condition. $100, pick-up only. Call 382-5891.

Wanted to buy:  Used mountain bike to fit 5' 11" man.  Email <laursenr>.

For sale: TV/entertainment center, classic Scandinavian teak design. Twenty-plus years old with some wear, but still functional. Only $5, but you must haul it away. For a photo and more information, email <chrija02>. Email inquiries only please.

For sale: Used extending ladder. Would also trade for six or eight-foot step ladder. Contact [email protected] or call 737-2607.

For sale: Black Lab puppies. Four males and two females, $50 each. Call 380-4239.


Sustainability tip

Luther will host on April 3-4 the Sustainability Curriculum Conference on integrating sustainability throughout college curriculums. Conference is free to faculty and staff from any college or university. Learn what is happening in sustainability education throughout the country and share curricular resources and best practices for teaching sustainability. For more details and to register, go to https://www.luther.edu/sustainability/events_news/events/?event_id=315706&date=2011-04-03.

And finally…

What makes life worth living are the saints I meet — they can be long-time friends or someone I meet on a street. They find a way to behave decently in an indecent society.

 - Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)-Author