Tuesday, Aug. 28

TUESDAY 8/28/12

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Opening Convocation Aug. 30

Opening Convocation will be Thursday, Aug. 30, 9:40 a.m. in the CFL.  Offices should close if possible so that all can attend convocation to welcome the class of 2016 and new transfer students. This year's speaker is Marjorie Opuni-Akuomoa '92, senior advisor at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in Geneva, Switzerland.


Welcome Center
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oneota Market
Hours start Sept. 3
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Marty's CyberCafe
Hours start Aug. 29
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 1 p.m.-midnight

Monday-Friday: 7-9:15 a.m.
Saturday: 7-9 a.m.
Sunday brunch: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 5-7:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 5-7 p.m.

Mail Center
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon

Preus Library
Aug. 22-Aug. 28

Weekdays: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Regular fall library hours begin Wednesday, Aug. 29
Sundays:  Noon-midnight
Mondays-Thursdays: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Fridays: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Business card deadline Sept. 5

The Publications office is accepting orders for business cards online at www.luther.edu/printwork. Please order in quantity increments of 250. Send a sample of an old card via campus mail to A.J. Perling, or electronically to <perlad01>. Submit orders by Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Publications office gathers business card orders at the start of each semester; please note that orders printed individually at other times cost considerably more to run.

Van tests reminder

A reminder to all faculty, staff and students: 12 passenger van tests may be scheduled only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Driver must be at least 20 years old, will have to have filled out a driver’s application, and provided copies of their driver’s license and health insurance card to Facilities. Only when these items are complete can Facilities schedule a van test with Security.

2012-13 course catalog

The 2012-13 course catalog is now available for viewing on the college website. Students and faculty will be notified when printed catalogs become available.


To the winners of the final drawing for walkLUTHER - Patty Livingood, Kathy Ferrie, Teri Gaustad and Sheryl Sievert.

Speech and Debate Center open

Are your students giving oral presentations in class? Do you want them to practice their presentations outside of class? Would you like your students to have help improving their presentation skills? The Speech and Debate Center (SDC-formerly the Speech Lab) will be open Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. in the Library ICN room. Students may drop in or make appointments and will return a critique sheet to you so you know they were in the SDC for help. Contact Kim Powell, <kimpowell>, with any questions. 

Family Weekend schedule online

The Family Weekend 2012 online schedule can be found at http://www.luther.edu/parents/familyweekend/. For those who are coordinating campus events during Family Weekend (Sept. 21-23), or have special prices, hours of operation or other details, please check the schedule to ensure your event is accurately listed. Questions, corrections or submissions, email <drillisu> before Sept. 3.

'The Water Coolers' challenge

Want a night on the town with your coworkers? Gather ‘round your water cooler—or anywhere in your office, for that matter—for a chance to win four tickets to the first Center Stage Series performance this season. The Water Coolers will perform Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Take a hilarious picture of you and your coworkers and post it to our Facebook page—www.facebook.com/CenterStageSeries—by Thursday, Sept. 6 to be entered in a drawing. 


Events this week

Aug. 30, Opening Convocation, Marjorie Opuni Akuamoa, 9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall                      

Aug. 31, SAC Diversity Performance, Buckets and Tap Shoes, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's CyberCafé

Sept. 1-Oct. 7, Art Exhibit, "Picturing the Parables," mixed-media touring show from Christians in the Visual Arts, CFL

Sept. 1, SAC Spotlight Performance, Jim Wand, hypnotist, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Sept. 2, Music Faculty Showcase Concert, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Sept. 2, Water Street Music Series, Done Doin' Laundry and Simple Rogues, 7:30 p.m., Bentdahl Commons

Sept. 4, Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, Brooke Joyce, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Aug. 29: Mark Johns
Thursday, Aug. 30: Marjorie Opuni Akuamoa ’92, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Opening Convocation, 9:40 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 31: Richard Simon Hanson
Monday, Sept. 3: Kristin Swanson

Opuni-Akuamoa available for conversation

Our Convocation Speaker, Marjorie Opuni-Akuamoa '92, will be available for an informal conversation with students regarding her work at the United Nations. The event will take place in the Center For Ethics Conference Room on the second floor of Campus House at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. 

SAC Diversity: Buckets and Tap Shoes Aug. 31

Buckets and Tap Shoes will perform Friday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Marty's CyberCafé.

The performance is presented by Luther SAC Diversity committee. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, available at the door or at the Box Office.

Founded in 2004 by brothers Rick and Andy Ausland, Minneapolis-based Buckets and Tap Shoes creates music with their feet and voices, plastic and metal buckets, guitars, drums and more.

For more information visit http://www.reverbnation.com/bucketsandtapshoes.

Water Street Music Series Sept. 2

The Water Street Music Series will kick-off Sunday, Sept. 2 with local group Done Doin' Laundry and special guests Simple Rogues. The performances, open to the public with no charge for admission, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Bentdahl Commons.

Bluegrassy rock n' roll sounds from the sassy women of Done Doin' Laundry will be joined by rollicking Irish tunes by Simple Rogues. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Visit www.wsmsdecorah.org for more information on the whole series.

Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series begins Sept. 4

The 2012-13 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series: "Can We Talk?" will begin Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. Brooke Joyce will present his lecture titled "I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It: John Cage and the Musical Poetics of Noncommunication." The lecture series is sponsored by the Paideia Endowment and is open to the public.

'CAGE 100' weekend of events Sept. 4-5

Luther will host "CAGE 100," a series of events on campus that celebrate the life and work of the American composer John Cage, Sept. 4-5. Brooke Joyce will present a lecture on Cage Tuesday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m., in the CFL Recital Hall. The lecture, titled "'I have nothing to say and I am saying it'; John Cage and the musical poetics of non-communication," is part of the Paideia Text and Issues Lecture series and will feature student and faculty performers. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, short performances of Cage's work will be offered across campus. For full schedule of events see: http://johncage100.blogspot.com/.

CSS: The Water Coolers

The Water Coolers will perform Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall to kick off Luther's 2012-13 Center Stage Series of professional performing arts events.

Tickets for the performance go on sale Friday, Aug. 31 at the Luther Box Office, 387-1357. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.boxoffice.luther.edu. Tickets are $24, $22 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18.

Described by the Associated Press as, "A breezy, satirical, Dilbert-like musical revue that tickles the ears and funnybones."  The New York-based Water Coolers uses Broadway talent to deliver hilarious songs and sketch comedy about work, life and everything in between. 


New employee

Destiny Crider started her position as Anthropology Lab and Collections manager/museum studies instructor Aug. 27.  Her office is Koren 319, telephone 387-2156.

Erika Kambs started her energy and waste steward position Aug 20.  Her office is Valders 372K, telephone 387-1219.

Anna Murray began her position as Admissions counselor Aug. 22. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261, telephone 387-2113.

Pamela Berg is the new administrative assistant for nursing at the Rochester, Minn. campus. She started her position Aug. 15. Her office is at the Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 3rd Avenue SW, Rochester.  Her office phone number is (507) 288-6872.

Carol Stoddard started her position as administrative assistant for economics and business, mathematics and computer science departments Aug. 20. Her office is Olin 327, telephone 387-1340.

Thank you

A heartfelt "thank you" to members of the Luther community for your thoughts and prayers during the death of my father Paul Doubek.

-Janet Monroe


Ann Sponberg Peterson has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Lutheran Choir. Based in the Twin Cities, the mission of the NLC is to strengthen, renew and preserve the Lutheran heritage of choral music through the highest standards or performance and literature.

Robert Fitton completed cell imaging, confocal and light microscopy courses at the University of York and Oxford Brookes University during the month of July. Funding was provided through the Reitan Endowment for Teaching and Learning.

S. Brookhart Shields is the corresponding author of the article “A set of dual promoter vectors for high throughput cloning, screening, and protein expression in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems from a single plasmid.” with coauthors N. Sinah, C. Williams and R. Piper in the journal BMC Biotechnology. The article is available online at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6750/12/54.

Laurie Iudin-Nelson was the featured guest presenter in July at a StarTalk language teaching seminar at Concordia Language Villages.  Russian teachers from throughout the United States attended the seminar. StarTalk is an initiative of the White House's Critical Language Initiative, which promotes teaching and learning of critical languages K-16.

Holly Moore led a text seminar on Plato's "Statesman" as part of the "Collegium Phaenomenologicum" and the week-long course, "Where Plato Draws the Line: Between Human Life and its Others," in Citta di Castello, Umbria from July 14-21. 

Anna De Santis published her article "El ms. magliabechiano VII-353: un importante testimonio de la obra de Fray Melchor de La Serna" in a special issue of the Journal Analecta Malacitana titled La poesía erótica de Fray Melchor de la Serna: un clásico para un nuevo canon (University of Málaga, Spain 2012).

Marv Slind's review of "Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends and Neighbors," edited by Philip J. Anderson and Dag Blanck, appeared in The Annals of Iowa, Summer 2012, Volume 71, No. 3.

Eric Baack and Beth Lynch presented "Developing institutional support for land stewardship at a Midwestern liberal arts college" at the 97th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland. Lynch also presented "Climate change and inertia: A long-term perspective from pine and oak-dominated communities in northwestern Wisconsin." 

Spencer Martin performed as concert master in performances of JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio at the Peoria Bach Festival in June.


Wanted:  Twin sized mattress and box spring, twin-sized frame and used dresser. Call Jan, 380-5923.

For sale: New tires and rims, less than 50 miles) 205-80-10, 5-bolt pattern on rim,would work for golf cart, snowmobile, pontoon boat trailer or more, $60 each. Contact Connie, <rothmeco> or 380-5518.

For sale: 12-gallon plastic gas tank for boat-set up for Honda motor, quick disconnect $30. Contact Connie, <rothmeco> or 380-5518.

For sale: Used Kenmore washing machine, very good condition, asking $75 or best offer. Contact Connie, <rothmeco> or 380-5518.

Wanted: Church organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minn. For more information contact Kristin Bjerke, <bjerkr01>.

Wanted: Babysitter for six-month old from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Located within walking distance from Luther. Contact Katherine Attanasi <attaka01>.

Furniture available: Cleaning out the church warehouse and found the following items that need a home: large metal desks in good condition, 15 solid wooden office doors, 52 rectangular fluorescent ceiling lights in great condition, three glass doors, 12 single mattresses in fair condition (great tumbling mats), four wicker-back kitchen chairs, large roll of unused short green carpet, wooden trim in very good condition, laminate desk tops. Call Erin 419-0690 if interested. Free to take or make a free-will donation to our church's youth program.

For sale: Tickets to the Four-County Democratic Party fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader, featuring Tom Harkin, Bruce Braley, Tom Miller, John Beard, Roger Thomas and Patti Ruff. Tickets are $20 each. Contact [email protected] or 419-0682.

Lost: Zip-up jacket, white with navy horizontal stripes. Left in CRH after faculty meeting on Friday. If found, please contact Amanda at <hampam01>.

Babysitter/nanny available: Ten years of experience in childcare. CPR/First Aid certified. Flexible schedule. Seeking full or part time work. Available until January 2013. Contact Ashley Cutright, [email protected] or (214) 662-4172.


Sustainability tip

Drink water frequently: Your body will feel cooler when you are hydrated. Try drinking eight ounces of water at least every hour. Adding mint leaves, or orange, lemon or cucumber slices to your water makes it more refreshing.

Borrowed from: http://news.unt.edu/news-releases/unt-office-sustainability-offers-tips-surviving-summer

And finally…

"Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

-James Stewart in the role of Elwood P. Dowd from the movie "Harvey," play and screenplay written by Mary Chase, submitted by Jerry Johnson in the final week of his career at Luther.