Tuesday, March 29

TUESDAY 3/29/11

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Book Shop gift card winner

Congratulations to Brian Caton as the winner of a Book Shop gift card.  His name was drawn from the list of faculty members who placed their fall textbook orders with the Book Shop by the March 18 due date. Thank you to Brian and all our faculty.

'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 Thurs, March 31 (http://lis.luther.edu/node/5331). View the links for more information, and to sign up.

'KATIE Integration with Google Docs'

Attend the showcase demonstration of Luther's integration of Moodle (KATIE) and "Norse Apps" presented by Bob Puffer Wednesday, March 30 from 1-1:30 p.m. in Dahl Centennial Union, Borlaug. See how to make resources available to students in multiple sections, provide collaborative work spaces for students in a section, manage course email directly through Norse Mail, publish course calendars to the student roster-available through Norse Calendar on any device they choose. Check out "Morsle" now, plan for it in your work fall 2011. For more information, and to sign up, visit http://lis.luther.edu/node/5332.

Summer school information available

Summer school information and course listing online at

Campus Buffet is back

Campus Buffet is back. Faculty and staff are welcome to join Dining Services for the revival of the Campus Buffet Thursday, March 31 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. Cost is $5 per person. Menu includes: tossed lettuce salad, beef stroganoff, chef's choice vegetable, house-made rolls with butter, Jell-O salad, coffee and water. Call Hannah, 387-1463 with questions.

Staff Excellence Award nominations

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate a Luther staff member for this year's Staff Excellence Awards. Deadline for nominations, Friday, April 15, is earlier than normal so that the recipients can be announced at the Sesquicentennial Faculty/Staff picnic on Wednesday, May 25. Instructions for nominations are found at http://www.luther.edu/hr/award/. If you nominated someone last year and want to resubmit that nomination, contact Roy Prigge, <priggero> or 387-1189.

Bargain Book Blowout

Selected bargain books in both children and adult titles are for sale now in the Luther Book Shop for $3.99 and $5.99. Hurry in. The sale continues while supplies last.

'abUSed: The Postville Raid' DVD

Copies of the documentary DVD, "abUSed: The Postville Raid," by Luis Argueta are available in the Luther Book Shop for $24.99.

Distinguished Lectures next year

Selection process has begun for next year's distinguished lectures. To submit a person for consideration, send the name(s) and reason for consideration to Tanya Gertz at <gertta01>.  Distinguished Lectures are intended to engage the entire campus around a high profile special guest once a semester, and offer various connections to academic life.


Chapel this week

Tuesday, March 29: Tuesday Devos, 9:40 a.m., CRH
Wednesday, March 30:  Sarah Stadie, senior chapel
Thursday, March 31:  Sandhya Caton, Hindu Festival of Holi, interfaith prayer, CRH
Friday, April 1: Venerable Professor Yifa, religion forum speaker
Monday, April 4: Ruth Caldwell

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

April 1, Faculty Artist Series, Michael Chesher, clarinet, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

April 1, SAC Concert, Pelé, 9 p.m., Marty's CyberCafé

April 2, Center Stage Series, "Church Basement Ladies: A Second Helping," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall  

April 3, Guest Lecture, James Farrell, "The Nature of College: How a New Understanding of Campus Life Can Change the World," 7:30 p.m., Valders, Room 206    

April 5, Guest Lecture, Ahmed Shawki, "Eyewitness to the Egyptian Revolution," 6:30 p.m., Olin, Room 102

April 5, Luther Ensemble Concert, Collegiate and Cathedral tour homecoming,
7:30 p.m., CFL Main 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.

Women, Faith and Finance

Women of all ages will have an opportunity to learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving at the seventh annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar on Friday, April 1.  The seminar will be presented 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek.  The program is open to the public.  To register, contact the Luther College Development Office, (563) 387-1862 or http://www.luther.edu/wff. Deadline for registration is 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.

FAS: Michael Chesher April 1

Michael Chesher will perform a faculty artist series clarinet recital Friday, April 1 at
7 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. The program will include two works for clarinet and piano to be performed with Du Huang, piano: William Hurlstone's "Four Characteristic Pieces" and Luigi Bassi's "Rigoletto Fantasia di Concerto."

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.

Farrell to lecture on changing the world

Educator and author James Farrell will speak on "How a New Understanding of Campus Life Can Change the World" at the plenary session of the annual Associated Colleges of the Midwest Conference, hosted by Luther College April 3-4. His lecture is Sunday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. in Valders Hall of Science, Room 206. A reception with Farrell will immediately follow the lecture. His presentation is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Eyewitness to the Egyptian Revolution'

Ahmed Shawki, internationally-recognized activist, journalist and author, will present a Luther College Guest Lecture Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Olin 102.

In his lecture, "Eyewitness to the Egyptian Revolution," Shawki will discuss his firsthand account of the Egyptian revolution. He will provide the Luther community with a unique perspective on the future of the movement in the months to come and its impact on struggles throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Jason Derülo in concert April 7

Singer, songwriter, dancer and actor Jason Derülo will perform in concert Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. in the Regents Center. Tickets are $27, available at the Luther Box Office. 

Opening act for the Derülo concert is Nikki & Rich. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  The concert is sponsored by Luther's Student Activities Council: Concerts Committee.

Jazz Orchestra to perform April 13

Luther College's Jazz Orchestra will perform Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m. at Center for Faith and Life. The performance is open to the public. The Jazz Orchestra concert program will feature Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Maakestad art exhibit on display April 14

Paintings by Tom Maakestad '80, will be on display April 14-May 22 in the Kristen Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

Maakestad's large landscapes have been featured in 50 group and solo exhibitions in the U.S. and overseas, including 10 shows at the Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis over the past 16 years. 

Upcoming student recitals

Mitch Dietz '11, will present a composition recital Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m.

Sarah Limper '12, will perform a clarinet recital Wednesday, March 30 at 7 p.m.

Taylor Bergen '11, will perform a baritone recital Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m.

Mari Henderson '11, will perform a trombone recital Sunday, April 3 at 4 p.m.

Sydnie Reynolds '12, will perform a clarinet recital Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Matthew Stump '12, will perform a bass-baritone recital Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Tyler Zey '12, will perform a clarinet recital Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

Aleese Kenitzer '12, will perform a violin recital Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m.

Student recitals are open to the public with no charge for admission and held in the Noble Recital Hall with receptions immediately following.


Thank you

I wish to thank everyone for the cards, prayers and sympathies expressed at the time of my dad passing.

-Judy Hageman

I would like to thank Facilities Services and the Music Department for the retirement party. I have thoroughly enjoyed working at Luther College and meeting the staff and students. I am also enjoying my retirement. Thank you so much. God bless.

-Joyce Huinker


On March 18, Andi Beckendorf and Germano G. Streese presented "Seeking Wisdom in Community: Shaping a First-Year Research Experience" at the Iowa chapter conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries. The presentation described how librarians have worked collaboratively with the Paideia program on the research unit and highlighted the new LISGuides presence http://guides.luther.edu/. View their Prezi presentation at http://bit.ly/gWSd3r.

Richard Tirk performed as principal trumpet with the Wichita Grand Opera for their 10th anniversary Gala Concert featuring opera notables Samuel Ramey, Joyce DiDonato and Alan Held. 

Xiao Hu and Du Huang presented a recital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as part of the "Harmony at Mayo" Series. 


Softball, ranked No. 5 in NCAA III, posted a 9-1 record at National Training Center Spring Games in Clermont, Fla., March 19-25.

Baseball posted a 7-3 record at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Fort Meyers, Fla., March 18-23. The Norse defeated Cornell March 26-27, 7-1, 2-1 and 10-2.

Home events this week:

Baseball hosts St. Johns March 29 at 2 p.m. and Coe April 1 at 3 p.m. Both games will be video streamed. The Norse will also host two seven-inning games with Coe April 2 at noon.

Softball hosts UW-Stevens Point March 30 at 3 p.m. and Coe April 2 at 2 p.m. Both games will be video streamed.


For sale: White Maytag large capacity, top-load washing machine. We purchased this machine in 1996, and it works great and is in mint condition. $100, pick-up only. Please call 382-5891.

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>

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

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.

CSA shares available: Want to become more connected with your local food community and learn how to eat seasonally and healthier this season? Join Given Gardens 2011 CSA program. Nathan and Sarah Wicks, 2007 Luther alums and market gardeners, are starting a Community Supported Agriculture program for the 2011-growing season. For more information, go to www.givengardens.com/csa-program. Registration is underway; contact us with any questions or to sign-up,  382-3216 or [email protected].

Wanted to purchase: Used bike child trailer. Will only use for one more year. Contact 387-2229 or <hunterja>.

For sale: 6'x8' chain-link outdoor dog kennel. Like new. $125. Contact 382-4884 or <petertim>.

Found: A ring was found in the Board Room in Loyalty Hall. If you are missing a ring, please stop by Sharon's desk in Loyalty Hall to identify.

Wanted: Current Luther student seeking place to live April 1-June 1. Willing to rent or sublet room or small apartment. Willing to do yard work, watch pets and help out around the house. Contact Kyle, (319) 329-6684.

Wanted: 36-inch bathroom vanity, medicine cabinet with lights, 36-inch walk-in shower. Call 379-2656 and leave a message. 


Sustainability tip

Properly recycle your electronics: Gina's E-Recycling is a local source for electronics recycling. She is teaming up with Green Iowa AmeriCorps to host an Electronics Recycle Drive for small electronics on Saturday, April 9 at the Decorah Chamber of Commerce, 8 a.m.-noon. Most appliances will be processed free of charge, with the exception of a few more complicated pieces. For more information, go to the Sustainability Event page: www.luther.edu/sustainability/events_news/events/.

And finally…

(People) can live about 40 days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.

-Hal Lindsey