Tuesday, Oct. 11

TUESDAY 10/11/11

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>

Note: All campus telephone numbers are in the 563 area code, all campus email addresses end in @luther.edu • ©2011


Welcome the King and Queen of Norway

Those who would like to welcome King Harald V and Queen Sonja to Luther are invited to gather across from the main entrance to the CFL at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Norwegian flags will be distributed. The motorcade is scheduled to arrive at 11:40 a.m. Their Majesties will also be in Bentdahl Commons from 12:25-12:35 p.m. to wave to well-wishers.

Royal Convocation stand-by tickets

Students who entered the Royal Convocation ticket lottery have all been accommodated. The Box Office is now offering 30 stand-by spots on a first-come-first-served basis to staff and faculty willing to be seated at the last minute on Thursday morning. Come to the Box Office Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. to receive your stand-by number and instructions.

Class schedule altered Oct. 13-14

Because the Thursday, Oct. 13 Royal Convocation will be held at 11:45 a.m., the class schedule has been altered. Classes normally meeting from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. will meet from 9:40-11:10 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 14 the class schedule will be altered slightly for Founders Day chapel as follows:

8-9 a.m. first hour
9:15-10:15 a.m. second hour
10:30-11 a.m. Chapel time
11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. third hour
12:20-1:20 p.m. fourth hour
1:30-2:30 p.m. fifth hour
2:45-3:45 p.m. sixth hour

Oct. 19-20 staff meetings

Rachel Vagts will present an overview of Luther's history at this month's staff meeting and Jon Christy will begin the series, 'What exactly are we doing at Luther College?" an exploration of the college's goals for student learning. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room:  Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.

Thursday's meeting will end with an unforgettable musical tribute to the Sesquicentennial by Transformed by Journey consisting of Storm Bailey, Scott Carlson, Jodi Enos-Berlage, Du Huang, Brett Johnson, Bob Puffer and Tim Schweizer.

Parking restrictions Oct. 12-16

Due to the large number of guests expected to join us for festivities Oct. 13-16 for the Royal Visit and Homecoming week, we will implement a number of parking restrictions to help accommodate our visitors.

We recognize that the change will create some inconvenience but it is necessary for safety and security reasons, and to make our guests feel welcome.  The restrictions are listed below; we appreciate your cooperation in extending this Luther welcome.

Thursday, Oct. 13 – Royal visit
The Municipal Swimming Pool parking lot and the parking lot behind Preus Library lot will be reserved for visitors attending the Royal Convocation. In addition, the lots north of Valders and south of Ylvisaker will be reserved for Disability Parking.

Parking on the east and west side of the CFL will be closed due to Secret Service regulations.

We ask that all students, faculty and staff remove their vehicles from these parking areas by 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. The best alternative parking is the Regents Center lot, but vehicles parked at that location must be moved by 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

The Library and Valders lots will re-open for parking as usual after 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13.

Friday, Oct. 14 – Founders Day Festival Dinner The west side of the Regents Center parking lot will be reserved for those attending the Founders Day Festival Dinner that evening. We ask all vehicles be out of the area by 10 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 13.

The reserved area of the RC lot will be marked with barricades and yellow tape.  It will extend from the west edge to the near center of the lot.

After midnight Friday special parking restrictions will be lifted and revert back to the standard regulations.

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Parade Route
As the Homecoming parade comes through campus traffic will be directed away from the parade route. The parade is scheduled to start from downtown Decorah at 10 a.m. and should arrive on campus around 10:30 a.m.

The parade will enter campus Loop Drive by way of Leif Erickson Drive, pass the front of Larsen and Loyalty Halls, wrap around behind Main, pass in front of the Union and continue down the hill toward the main
entrance on College Drive.

Motor vehicles should not enter this area while the parade is on Luther property.


Employee blood screening dates

There is still time to sign up for an Employee Wellness Blood Screening on Oct. 11, 20, or Nov 3. Go to Health.luther.edu click on "Employee Blood Screening" and fill out online form to make an appointment.

LIS self service link remotely added

In the upcoming weeks, LIS will be adding a link to the new web-based Work Order Self Service system (https://helpdesk.luther.edu) on the desktops of all Windows based faculty/staff workstations. This process is done remotely and runs in the background. More information about LIS Self Service is available at http://lis.luther.edu/learn/kboxselfservice. Note that you can still contact the LIS Technology Help Desk via email <helpdesk>, phone 387-1000, or by visiting the library.

Writing Center available to students

Writing Director Martin Klammer invites faculty to encourage students to seek help with writing assignments in the Writing Center, Preus Library, 3-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. Students talk with peer tutors at any stage in the writing process, from developing ideas to polishing a final draft. 

Campus wireless network users

Faculty and staff should use LCWireless and refrain from using LCGuest for wireless network login. LCGuest is intended for use by college guests and campus visitors. It has limited access to Internet resources, reduced network speed and a two-hour time limit. For full use of network resources at optimal speed and without time limitations, connect using LCWireless. Need help registering your computer with LCWireless? Contact or visit the LIS Technology Help Desk.

LIS executive director finalists

Two finalists will interview on campus for the executive director of Library and Information Services position. 

Terry Huttenlock, associate professor of Library Science, head of Systems, Buswell Memorial Library at Wheaton College will be on campus Oct. 26-27. She will give a presentation to the campus Thursday, Oct. 27, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Recital Hall of the CFL.

Thomas Hausmann, director of Instructional and Information Technology, Viterbo University in La Crosse, will be on campus Nov. 2-3. His presentation is Wednesday, Nov. 2, 4-5 p.m., also in the CRH. 

All members of the community are invited to these presentations. Candidate resumes and other search materials can be found on Katie in the President's Office "course" under the "Candidate Searches" folder.

National Student Day winners announced

Thank you to all volunteer students who participated in National Student Day in the Book Shop. Game winners were: Terra Kruger, Spencer Loufek, Caity Nowosatka, Ryan Bahnemann, Ian Fitzgerald and Sam Leese. Prizes drawn for volunteer service were: Alex Rigdon, Jordan McGowen, Hannah Fisher, Ben Smith-SHOC, Steph Adix-E-Club, and Ryan Bahnemann-LASO.

United Way update, prize date Oct. 14

As of last week we are halfway to our goal of $23,500. Thank you for your support. All gifts make a difference.

Names will go in a drawing for all UW forms sent to Human Resources by Friday, Oct. 14. Drawing includes: Center Stage Series tickets, Peace Brunch tickets, massages, foot massage, a Book Store gift certificate and one vacation day.

Contact Kelly Wedmann, <kelly.wedmann> or 387-1066 for a form or with questions. 

Luther pendant available

The Book Shop announces a new item: the Luther Pendant. It features a gold "L" on a ruby stone and is available to any friend of Luther. A Jostens representative will be in the Union Lobby Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday morning, Oct. 14-16. A drawing for a free pendant will be held during that time.

Flexible Benefit Plan online

Current enrollees in Luther's Flexible Benefit Plan may visit www.myflexonline.com to view current contributions and claims. This is a useful site that gives a total picture of an employee's health care and/or dependent childcare reimbursement plan. Claim forms may be printed from this site. It includes information of what are and are not allowable expenses.

Campus Conduct Hotline available

The Campus Conduct Hotline system is available for use around the clock, seven days a week. Because the Hotline is operated by an independent organization, any calls made through this Hotline are completely confidential. Please see the hr website for more detailed information: http://hr.luther.edu/campusconducthotline.

EDUCAUSE 2011 online conference

LIS will host the EDUCAUSE 2011 online conference, Oct. 19-21. EDUCAUSE brings together teachers, librarians, administrators and Information Technology professionals to discuss intelligent use of IT in higher education. A number of sessions on this year's agenda touch on issues raised in recent TG150 discussions. For more information and a listing of sessions, visit http://lis.luther.edu/blog/20111005/attend-educause-2011-online.

Peace Brunch dates still available

There are still four Peace Brunch dates this semester. Come these select Sundays for the delicious food and upscale atmosphere in Peace Dining Room: Oct. 30,
Nov. 6, 13 and 20.

After a short break, Peace Brunch will return in February 2012. Reservations are encouraged for all brunches. Call 387-1030 to make your reservation today.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Jon Christy
Thursday, Oct. 13: King Harald V and Queen Sonja, Royal Convocation, 11:45 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 14: Ruth Drews '76, Founder's Day Homecoming Chapel, Aurora, Norsemen
Monday, Oct. 17: Trena Montgomery '10

Weekday Chapel is held at 10:30 a.m. Watch live online at http://www.luther.edu/ministries/worship/chapel/streaming/ or listen live on the radio AM 1240 KDEC or live online http://www.luther.edu/kwlc/listen/options/ on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Visit the chapel archive on Luther's iTunes University site http://deimos.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/luther.edu at any time. Thursday services of Morning Prayer are not broadcast.

Events this week

Oct. 11: Guest Lecture Demonstration, Stephen Austin, guest voice, scientist, teacher, singer, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Music Hall, Choir Room

Oct. 12: Guest Lecture, Loring Stead, "Advice on Medicine and How to Apply Your Luther Education to It," 3 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206

Oct. 13: Royal Visit, 10:30 a.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Oct. 14-16: Homecoming

Oct. 17: Sesquicentennial Founder's Day Chapel, Ruth Drews, 10:30 a.m., CFL Main Hall

Oct. 16: Homecoming Festival Worship, 10 a.m., CFL Main Hall

Oct. 16: Sesquicentennial Homecoming Concert,
1:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Oct. 17: Art Song Jamboree, 5:15 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall

Oct. 18: Guest Dance Performance, Anna DeMers, 6 p.m., Center for the Arts, Studio 1

Oct. 18: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, Soren Steding, "They are watching us? Like it?" 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

'Chiaroscuro' lecture and class setting

Stephen Austin, associate professor of voice at the University of North Texas, will give a guest lecture titled "'Chiaroscuro': Don't be Afraid of the Dark," Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 9:40 a.m. in the Choir Room of Jenson-Noble Music Hall.

Students and the public are invited to observe Austin work with singers in a class setting Tuesday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. Both sessions to be held in Noble Recital Hall.

Book Shop book signing

Wilfred Bunge will sign copies of "Transformed by the Journey: 150 Years of Luther College in Word and Image" Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Book Shop. Copies are available for sale for $25.

Guest Lecture: Loring Stead Oct. 12

Loring Stead, 1978 graduate of Luther, will present a guest lecture "Advice on Medicine and how to apply your Luther education to it. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Valders Room 206. Sponsored by the American Medical Student Association, the event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Royal Visit details

Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway will visit Luther on Thursday, Oct. 13.

The Royal couple will also tour and take part in ceremonies at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.

The visit will feature a 45-minute ceremony in the Center for Faith and Life. No more tickets are available, but the event will be streamed live online at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 13 at http://www.luther.edu/royalvisit and on KDEC/KWLC 1240 AM radio.

Special Homecoming worship services

College Ministries invites the community to two special worship services this Homecoming Weekend:

Founders Day Chapel, CFL Main Hall, Friday, Oct. 14, 10:30-11 a.m., with the Rev. Ruth Drews '76, descendant of Luther's first campus pastor, Nils Brandt. Music provided by Luther's Wind and Percussion Ensemble, Norsemen and Aurora. Chapel is longer on Friday to celebrate Founders Day.

Homecoming Festival Eucharist, CFL Main Hall, Sunday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA will serve as preacher. Special music will be provided by: Aurora, Norsemen, Cantorei, Cathedral Choir, Collegiate Chorale, the Luther Ringers and the Alumni Bell Choir.

Watch or listen to both of these services live (see "Chapel this week" for details). Visit the worship archive on Luther's iTunes University site at any time.  

Sesquicentennial Fireworks Celebration

The Sesquicentennial Fireworks Celebration will be held Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 p.m. weather permitting. Come to Carlson Stadium or anywhere along the west bluff to view a spectacular fireworks display. The show will last approximately 15 minutes and is sure to please. Be advised that the lower campus road near the tennis courts, river and beach area, will be blocked off on that Friday afternoon until after the fireworks show for safety purposes.   

Tickets for Flamingo Ball available

Don't miss this year's "Dance is Good!" Flamingo Ball. We will celebrate Luther's 150th anniversary and the end of Homecoming week. The ball will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 p.m. to midnight in the main gym of the Regents Center. The ball will be featuring the music of the R-Factor as well as classy decorations and treats. Tickets are $12 and available at the Box Office.

'Take a Kid to a Game' day Oct. 15

Luther Athletes Serving Others will sponsor a "Take a Kid to a Game" day Saturday, Oct. 15, 12:45-4 p.m. during the Luther vs. Buena Vista football game. Check-in time for participants is 12:45 p.m. in the circle drive in front of the Regents Center. Parents should pick up their children there at 4 p.m. The event is open to area children with no charge for admission. To enroll a child in the program, email <thorta01>.

Song Jam Oct. 17

Art Song Jamboree, now affectionately known as the Song Jam is a program series dedicated to the exploration of Art Song new and old.

Presented by singers from the studio of Jessica Paul, the first Song Jam of the 2011-12 academic year will be Monday, Oct. 17, 5:15-6 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall.

All area folks are invited to attend.

Luther College Woman's Club Oct. 18

Robert Larson will present "Carry on the Dream: A Look at Luther Sketches" for the Luther College Woman’s Club Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. All women from Decorah and the surrounding area are encouraged and invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served following the program, brief business meeting, and an up-date on current events at Luther. Childcare is available during the meetings. Call Amy Bruening, 382-8604, to arrange for this service. Shuttle Service from the Decorah Swimming Pool parking lot is also available. Call Ruby Hermeier, 382-4999, to arrange for this service.

'Look This Way' Oct. 18

Anna DeMers will perform "Look This Way" Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m., Studio II in the Center for the Arts. Her performance examines the relationship of the artist and technology through the lens of a camera. She performs a series of dance sequences that are blended and projected onto a screen blurring the viewers' perceptions of whether the video is live or recorded. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Diwali celebration Oct. 30

Join College Ministries and the Diversity Center for a meal featuring dishes from various regions of India and a program about the festival of Diwali at "Interfaith Holiday Meal Celebration—Diwali," Sunday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room. Space is limited.

Tickets available at the Luther College Box Office through Oct. 21. Cost: $3 plus meal plan swipe or $8 for students without a meal plan, all others $12. Questions? Contact <interfaith>.

CSS: Paul Taylor Dance Company

Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world's most highly respected and sought-after ensembles, will perform Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall as part of Luther's Center Stage Series. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, available at (563) 387-1357 and http://boxoffice.luther.edu. Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18.

'Sounding the Sonnets'

"Sounding the Sonnets" a ritual performance happening, part of Mark Z. Muggli's 2011-13 Jones Professorship "Our Shakespeare" project, continues Monday-Friday, 12:05-12:10 p.m., through Dec. 9 on Bentdahl Commons. Two Shakespeare sonnets per day. Rain, sleet or snow location: Bentdahl Commons. 

Alumni art exhibit on display

The Luther Art Department will host an alumni art exhibit in honor of the college's Sesquicentennial and the 75th anniversary of its art department. The exhibit is on display Sept. 12-Oct. 16 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery. A gallery reception for all exhibiting artists will be held as part of the art department’s open house Oct. 15 following the Homecoming football game at 3:30 p.m. 


Position opening 

Regular, 10-month/year position as administrative assistant for the Department of Modern Languages and Literature. Send resume and cover letter to Office of Human Resources. Current Luther College employees are encouraged to apply.


President Torgerson will present Luther's Distinguished Service Award to six alumni Friday, Oct. 14 as part of the Founder's Day Festival beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Recipients of the 2011 Luther DSAs are:

            Ronald F. Christian, Luther class of 1961

            Ruth Drews, Luther class of 1976

            Henry Emmons, Luther class of 1981

            Lois Hill, Luther class of 1985

            Stephen Noltner, Luther class of 1981

            Robert Rosholt, Luther class of 1951

Former Luther Associate Dean for Advising and Special Programs and Registrar Liang Chee Wee was appointed President of Northeast Iowa Community College Oct. 5 following a three-month nationwide   search. The trustees voted unanimously to offer a contract to Wee. The search, which drew a number of qualified applicants, began in July of 2011 after Penny Wills left NICC to assume the presidency of Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz.


NCUR applications due Oct. 28

Luther students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2012 National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Weber State University, March 29-31. Know a student who could showcase research at a national conference? Luther will provide support for selected students to present at NCUR. Applications for the on-campus selection process are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct.  28. Application information is available in the Dean's Office, Dahl Centennial Union 262, or by email <deansoffice>.

Seeking volunteers

The Diversity Center, 387-1014, and Student Support Services, 387-1473, are looking for volunteers to cook soup and bake breads and delicious desserts for "Soup's On!" This is an event that brings together first and second year multicultural and international students as well as first and second year SSS students for a time to chat and connect with each other. The dates for these events are Oct. 6, Nov. 17 and Jan. 12 from 3:30-5 p.m. We look forward to your delicious cooking.

New tango ensemble seeks musicians

Interested in learning a challenging, exciting style of music from Argentina or new ways to approach your instrument? Come to an organizational meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m., in the Jenson-Noble Orchestra Room. Rehearsals start in February. Seeking musicians on the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, flute, clarinet and voice. Contact Michael O'Brien, 387-1621 or <obrimi01> with questions.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics applications

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics essay contest application deadline is Dec. 5. The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest challenges college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Open to full-time juniors and seniors. Awards of up to $5,000. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and develop rational arguments for ethical action. Information at www.eliewieselfoundation.org.


For sale: 2002 Hans Schuster #505 violin. Value brand new is $550. We are asking $350. Call 379-7514.

Lost: Wedding ring. If you have found a wedding ring in a bathroom on campus, please call 379-7514. It is a two-tone ring with a series of small diamonds in one part of the band.

Available: Need intra-campus envelopes? We have an over abundance of both small and large intra-campus envelopes. Contact Bridget, 387-1015 or <chribr03>.

For sale: 2006 Ford Focus SE 4 door sedan with automatic transmission, cruise control, 44,500 miles. Seasonal use only. Never driven in winter season. Light tan. Very good condition. $6,950. Call 380-9137.

Room for rent: Comfortable room with shared kitchen in private home. Close to campus. Ideal for single professional. Non-smoker. $250 includes utilities. Call (612) 246-3255.

Wanted: Dishwasher in very sound condition with black door. Delivery would be appreciated but not necessary. Call (612) 246-3255.

For sale: Artwork including oil paintings, chalk pictures and China plates, and art supplies.  All prices are negotiable. View pictures at  https://sites.google.com/a/luther.edu/janet-hunter-art-sale-items/home.  Contact 380-3951 to view items in person.

House-cleaning available: Ren Hus Cleaning has openings for weekly and bi-weekly house cleaning. We furnish all cleaning products. Nothing left behind but a clean house. Much experience. Call 379-7996 or 380-8904.

Babysitter needed: Luther student/single mother is looking for volunteers to babysit her 21-month-old girl during classes. If you or someone you know is interested in helping email <micaca01> or call (920) 428-4477.

Ride needed: Retired Luther faculty member in need of a ride to the Minneapolis Airport on Tuesday, Oct. 18. I have a 1:15 p.m. flight, so would have to get to the airport no later than 11:30 a.m. I will be happy to pay $25 for gas. Contact Dennis Magnuson, 382-4423.

Housing needed:  Winneshiek Medical Center health care provider seeks housing options from January to May/June 2012. Contact Robyn, (612) 423-7769, [email protected].

For sale: 2005 Honda Rebel motorcycle, model CMX250C. Color-burnt orange. Only 2,100 miles. Excellent condition, always stored in garage. Asking 2,500 OBO. Call 319.830.6736 or email <larsam01> for more information.


Sustainability tip

More and more hotels are becoming green by reducing the amount of waste they create and by implementing recycling programs to divert unavoidable waste. Hotels like these recognize that practicing the three Rs makes sense for the environment and for business. Before making a reservation for your next vacation or business trip, ask the hotel about its green practices. Borrowed from http://www.epa.gov.

Wellness tip

Breathe Deeply: The cells of the human body need oxygen to replenish and renew. Shallow breathing doesn’t do the trick. Deep, relaxed breathing that originates from the belly does. Normal cells weaken, die or mutate into unhealthy cells if they are not properly oxygenated. Cellular oxygen starvation can contribute to immune deficiency, intestinal problems, cardiac conditions, anxiety, depression, cancer and fatigue. Borrowed from: http://joyfulheartfoundation.org/wordpress/?p=2870

And finally…

Oct. 16 is National Boss's Day. The origin of Bosses Day dates back to 1958. Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Illinois, registered it with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Haroski chose the date because it was her boss's birthday. Who was her boss? Her father.

Take some time this week to let your boss know how much you appreciate them.

No man goes before his time, unless the boss leaves early.

-Groucho Marx