Tuesday, Oct. 25

TUESDAY 10/25/11

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


Task Group 150 report on Katie

Based on campus feedback, changes to the Task Group 150 report have been made. The report is posted on Katie for faculty/staff review. Go to the course called "Office of the President" and then "Luther-President."

Board of Regents meeting/materials

The Regents will meet on campus Oct. 28-29. The Board's business meeting is Saturday, Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. in Loyalty Board Room, open to interested members of the campus community. Pre-meeting materials are at http://katie.luther.edu. Look for the Board of Regents site under the "my courses" section on the left side of the page. A sub-folder contains October 2011 documents.

Wind Turbine update

Luther shut down power this morning, Oct. 25, to connect the underground electrical cable from the wind turbine to the campus electrical substation. General Electric is expected to test and commission the turbine this week. The college is on track to begin commercial operation by Nov. 1.

Updated Tuition Benefit Program

Luther is pleased to offer its faculty and staff a benefit that is highly unique in today's workplace: higher education for one's dependents. The Tuition Benefit program has been updated and now has a three-step application process available online.

Deadlines are as follows:

Step 1: Nov. 1, applications due

Step 2: Dec. 1, finalized list of colleges due

Step 3: May 15, confirmation form due

For complete information about the process and the application form, see: http://www.luther.edu/hr/tuition/. Contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430, with questions.


Halloween Haunt Monday, Oct. 31

Schedule an appointment with the "mad" doctors in the Book Shop on Halloween. Games, drawings and spooktacular savings will be offered all day. Come in costume and receive an extra treat.

Health Service to hold flu clinics

Wednesday, Oct. 26: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 11: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cost is $20 for the flu shot and $25 for the flu mist. You can pay with cash or check, or payroll deduction for staff and faculty.

Residence halls locked for fall break

The residence halls exterior doors are locked during fall break. Farwell will be open Monday-Wednesday during the day to allow access to campus from the lower parking lot. Students should carry their keys to gain access to their halls.

Fall break hours

Welcome Center
Tuesday, Oct. 25: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 25-26: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 25: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday, Oct. 25: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 25-26: Closed

Book Shop
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 25-26: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 25-26-9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Preus Library
Tuesday, Oct. 25: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: 8 a.m.-midnight

Regents Center
Tuesday, Oct. 25: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Legends Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 25-26: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Swimming pool
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 25-26: Closed

Employee blood screening dates

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

Massages at Health Service

Massages are offered at Health Service Wednesdays with Mary Mell, licensed massage therapist. Every other Sunday, Toni Sikkink will offer massages. Call Health Service to schedule an appointment, 387-1045.

LIS executive director finalist

Terry Huttenlock, associate professor of library science, head of systems at Buswell Memorial Library, Wheaton College (Illinois) is a candidate for the position of executive director of Library and Information Services. Huttenlock will give a presentation to the campus Thursday, Oct. 27, 8:30-9:30 a.m., CFL Recital Hall. Her resumé can be found on Katie in the President's Office "Course" under the "Candidate Searches" folder.

Luther United Way campaign update

We are at 73 percent of our $23,000 goal for the United Way campaign. We are getting close. If you have lost your form or need one for a co-worker, please contact Kelly Wedmann, 387-1066 or <kelly.wedmann>.

Congratulations to the UW drawing prize-winners:

Vacation day-Jane Hildebrand
CSS tickets to Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul-Jennifer Cantine
CSS tickets to Paul Taylor Dance Co.-Wendy Stevens
CSS tickets to Caroline Worra-Vicki and Roger Jaeger
Half-hour massage-Ann Highum, Jim Howatt
Book Store gift certificate-Myron Rediske
Half-hour foot massage-Brenda Broghamer
Peace Brunch tickets-Sara Friedl-Putnam, Roger W. Anderson

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 a reservation today.


Chapel this week

Thursday, Oct. 27: Gather Morning Praise, Sandra Peter

Friday, Oct. 28: Bishop Michael Burk, Southeast Iowa Synod

Monday, Oct. 31: Courtney Guntly, senior chapel

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. 28: Fall Fest, sponsored by SAC Special Events, 7-9 p.m., Marty's 

Oct. 29: Fall Fling, College Ministries

Oct. 29: Faculty Artist Series, Kathryn Reed, harpsichord, 2 p.m., Jenson-Noble Music Hall, Noble Recital Hall

Oct. 29: LC Balalaika Ensemble Benefit Concert for the Bruce Wrightsman Memorial Scholarship, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Oct. 30: Homecoming Concert, Concert Band, 2 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Oct. 30: Faculty Artist Series, Murasaki Duo, Eric Kutz, cello, and Miko Kominami, piano, 7 p.m., NRH

Nov. 1: Visiting Artist Lecture, Tyler Page, "Comics: Communicating with Clarity,"
7 p.m., Center for the Arts, Drawing Studio, Room 203

Nov. 1: Fair Trade Fest, 8 p.m., Marty's CyberCafé

Miller Hall open house Oct. 27

The Luther community is invited to a Miller Hall open house Thursday, Oct. 27 from 9-10:15 a.m. Join members of the Residence Life staff for coffee and a tour of the newly renovated Miller Hall. Enter through the upper doors. Tour guides will lead tours through the building.

History walk last chance

This is your last chance to see the Luther College History Walk and the Luther Sketches Sesquicentennial theatre performance. These two performances will be held Friday, Oct. 28, for the Luther College Board of Regents. Join them at 4:30 p.m. for the History Walk at the Luther Bell (rain location CFA) or 7:30 p.m. for the Luther Sketches in the CFL Recital Hall.

Physics Haunted Lab Oct. 28

The physics department faculty and students invite community members to experience the thrill of optical illusions, laser displays and magnetic levitation during their Haunted Lab Friday, Oct. 28, from 6-8:30 p.m. The lab will take place in the lower level of the east wing of Valders. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Visitors are invited to come and leave at any time during the event.

SAC Special Events: Fall Fest

Celebrate Halloween with SAC Special Events at the annual Fall Fest, Friday Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m. in Marty's. Music and dance ensembles Eklipse, Tap That, Ballroom Swing and Strangz will perform. Contests for all. 

Council for Exceptional Children event

The Luther Student Council for Exceptional Children will host a mentoring event at Baker Commons from 10 a.m.- noon Saturday, Oct. 29. Students in grades pre-K to middle school who receive any special services through the schools are welcome to attend. We will have Halloween treats and make bags for Halloween. Halloween costumes are optional. For information contact <delma01>, <mulhli01> or <bruneaod>.

Exit Strategy: Open Mike

Mike Moran '12 will share his "reflections and ventures" Saturday, Oct. 29, 3-5 p.m., Olin 102. Mike will promote the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the importance of studying abroad. A short film he starred in and a documentary film he created last summer for Jane Hawley’s "Movement Fundamentals Invitational Coalescence" connect his personal interests and liberal arts education, school assignments and real world applications.

Balalaika Ensemble benefit concert

The Luther Balalaika Ensemble will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a benefit concert on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission; a free-will donation will be taken during the concert. Proceeds will go toward the Bruce Wrightsman Memorial Scholarship which funds study abroad opportunities in Russia for Luther students.

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. Contact <interfaith> with questions. Tickets required.

Faculty Artist Series: Murasaki Duo

The Murasaki Duo, featuring Eric Kutz and Miko Kominami, will give a Faculty Artist Series performance Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall. The program includes favorites by Beethoven and Chopin, as well as music by American composer Maria Newman, French composition teacher Nadia Boulanger and Hungarian cellist David Popper.

Residence Hall Trick-or-Treating Oct. 31

Luther Residence Hall Trick-or-Treating will be Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the first-year residence halls. Luther community members are welcome to take their families trick-or-treating through Ylvisaker, Olson and Brandt Halls. Participating rooms are identified by an orange pumpkin on the door. There will be cookie decorating in Olson, craft making in Brandt and games in Ylvisaker. Join us for trick-or-treating in the halls where the weather is always nice.

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.

Alumni art exhibit Oct. 27-Dec. 9

Paintings by Laura Hampton '80 will be on display Oct. 27-Dec. 9 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

The exhibit focuses on the Canyon de Chelly, a region in northeastern Arizona where Hampton has spent the last 16 summers teaching and painting.

'Soul of a Citizen' lecture Nov. 8

Paul Loeb, social activist, advocate for citizen empowerment and author of five books examining civic responsibility, will present "Soul of a Citizen" Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. in Valders 206. Based on the title of his latest book, "Soul of A Citizen: Living With Convictions in A Cynical Time," Loeb's lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Meteorite impact crater lecture Nov. 10

Robert M. McKay, geologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will speak Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Valders 262.

McKay will discuss recent research findings that support the claim Decorah sits atop a buried meteorite impact crater.  The research suggests that the crater was created by a meteorite impact Ordovician age almost 465 million years ago.


Mark D. Johns is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Internet Researchers, which has just published its revised guidelines for ethical internet research methods at http://aoirethics.ijire.net/.

Elizabeth Steding presented the paper "What Stories are Being Told? (Grand) Narratives from and of the GDR in Current Gymnasium Textbooks" at the German Studies Association Conference in Louisville.

Bill Kuhlman will play a recital on the historic 1896 Kimball organ at the Union Sunday School in Clermont, Iowa Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m.  Featured composers on the program include Dvorak, Wiederman, Near, Boellmann, de Lange, de Vries, Walond and Billy Strayhorn. The organ is one of the largest examples of a tubular-pneumatic in America and has been honored on the National Historic Register.


'Transformed by the Journey' published

Luther College Press has published "Transformed by the Journey: 150 Years of Luther College in Word and Image." Released in October, the 302-page, soft-cover book is available for purchase at the Book Shop. Cost is $25. "Transformed by the Journey" was compiled and written by Wilfred F. Bunge, Luther professor emeritus of religion and classics, with assistance from Mary Hull Mohr, professor emerita of English, and Dale Nimrod, professor emeritus of chemistry.

Break shuttle drivers needed

Luther now has a route in our break shuttle program for students to get to and from Decorah and Ankeny. We will be using one or two 12-passenger vans for transportation and are looking to contract with non-student drivers to drive this route. This would be an excellent way for retired staff or faculty to stay connected with Luther students. Contact Dan Bellrichard at <bellda02> or 387-1253 if interested.

SHOC clothing drive Oct. 27-Nov. 6

Students Helping Our Community is running a clothing drive Thursday, Oct. 27-Sunday, Nov. 6.  Donations will be sent to Clothes4Souls, an international non-profit that will distribute the clothes to those in need. Donation stations will be set up in residence halls and in Dahl Centennial Union, Valders, Main and the CFL. All types of clothing accepted, even socks, as long as there are no large holes or stains. Contact Spencer <wardja02> or Paul <eskepa01> with questions.  More info: luther.edu/shoc.


For sale: Amish Hutch 64"x20"x80." The hutch has cathedral raised panel doors, closed base with four drawers in the center, doors on either side with an adjustable shelf, beveled glass front and side (upper) with mirrored back and three adjustable glass shelves, halogen can lights, epoxy roller drawer glides. Excellent condition, $1,550. Call 379-9584 for more information.

For sale: Twin mattress sets with frames, in good shape, $50 each. Baseball themed twin bed frame, includes headboard, footboard and sideboards. Very cute, great condition, $80. Email: <mallamsa> or call 379-1080.

Pets available: Want to adopt an animal from the Humane Society? Saturday, Oct. 29 the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa is having an adoption day at the Good Dog Center, 2217 Oil Well Road in Decorah. Many dogs and cats in need of homes will be at the event, along with information about pet adoption and foster care. Free refreshments. Contact Kim Powell, <kimpowell>.

For sale: Twin box spring, mattress and headboard in good condition $25. Double bed, nine-drawer dresser in blond veneer with large mirror in fair condition $30 for the set. Assorted small electrical appliances. Available after Oct. 30. Call 382-2593.

For sale: 1990 Mazda Miata convertible, bright blue. Four cylinder, five speed. 99,000 miles. Runs and drives excellently, $3,500. Call 379-1090.

For sale: Very solid entertainment center. We hate to see it go but it does not fit up our stairs to our bedroom. Asking $150 but open to any offers. Approximate dimensions: 50 inches high by 21 inches deep and 58 inches long. Contact <buczbr01> with questions or to see a photo or call (920) 559-7097. Picture also on decorahnow.com under the "For Sale Items."

Garage sale: Huge, multi-family garage sale. Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Moving in the spring and making first purge of the house. Kids clothes 3-24 mo., 2-5T and XS-S. Toys, games, kitchen gear, holiday trimmings, some adult clothes. 309 E. Water St. in the garage behind the former Bookends and Beans. Held no matter the weather in heated garage.


And finally…

Linus: You've heard of the fury of a woman scorned, haven't you?
Charlie Brown: Yeah, I guess I have.
Linus: Well, that's nothing compared to the fury of a woman who has been cheated out of trick-or-treats.

-from "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"