Tuesday, Nov. 8

TUESDAY 11/8/11

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Join us for the dedication of the Luther College Wind Turbine at halftime during the Luther-Wartburg football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. at Carlson Stadium.  This is the first utility-scale turbine at a four-year college in Iowa. It will provide one-third of Luther's electricity and reduce the college's greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent.

Sign Luther's energy conservation pledge

Luther's wind turbine has been commissioned by GE and is producing electricity for classrooms, offices, dorm rooms and athletic facilities on campus. We expect the turbine to produce approximately one third of the electricity we consume each year. In order to be good stewards of this renewable energy, I encourage all members of the campus community to sign Luther's energy conservation pledge at: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/energy/pledge/.  Thank you.

                                                                                                 -President Torgerson 

Tuesday goes totally digital

Today's Tuesday will be the last edition of the hardcopy version. The Public Information office will no longer distribute hard copies.

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Nov. 9-10 staff meetings

At the November staff meeting President Torgerson will provide a recap of the fall Regents meeting and provide time for open Q&A, Wayne Tudor will talk about Sodexo and Jon Christy will describe the reason goal for student learning. The meeting will be offered in Peace Dining Room Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. 

Hold the date

The annual faculty/staff Christmas party will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Dahl Centennial Union cafeteria.

College Council executive summary

Nov. 2: College Council reviewed the charter for the proposed College Resource Council, incorporating suggestions from Division discussions. This body would provide opportunity for senior faculty and staff to participate in annual budget development and resource allocation decisions.

Other agenda items included a review of the 2010-11 budget and allocation of surplus funds, an assessment of Luther's five-year history of budget to actual expenditures and a discussion of the parameters for the 2012-13 budget including Luther's position relative to peer colleges in terms of comprehensive fee components (room, board, tuition).


Luther Book Shop 'Night Knight' promo

Get ready for the Luther/Wartburg football game. Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 9-11, the Book Shop is offering 25 percent off any hooded sweatshirt.

Stop in to say "Night Knight" to the Warts Friday, Nov. 11 when all flannel clothing will be 20 percent off and all clearance items will be an additional 20 percent off. Come Friday for an all-day pajama party, complete with popcorn and movies.

Laptop advice from LIS

A laptop's usefulness is due, in large part to its portability. To increase the time a laptop can remain unplugged from a power source, daily "cycle" your laptop's battery, i.e., allow it to come down to below 5 percent charge and then fully charge. Leaving a laptop plugged in to a power source continually will very quickly cause its battery to have very little duration and thus, very little value.

United Way update

Thank you for your support of the United Way. We are at 82 percent of our goal for Luther College. There is still time to donate. If you misplaced your UW form or did not receive one, contact Kelly Wedmann, 387-1066 or <kelly.wedmann>. Together we can make it happen.

Health Service final flu clinics

Final flu clinic is Friday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for the flu shot; $25 for the flu mist. Cash, check or payroll deduction accepted for staff and faculty.

Help Decorah become 'Blue Zone'

As part of the City of Decorah's efforts to become a "Blue Zone" community, the community of Luther College is urged to show support by signing up at http://bluezonesproject.com/. To pledge for Decorah, simply sign in as a citizen.

"Blue Zones", based on a study conducted by National Geographic's Dan Buettner, are areas around the world where people live longer and healthier lives. These communities have made changes to all aspects of their lives, making it easier to enjoy a prolonged life.

Peace Brunch dates still available

There are still two Peace Brunch dates this semester. Come these select Sundays for the delicious food and upscale atmosphere in Peace Dining Room: Nov. 13 and 20. Peace Brunch returns in February 2012. Reservations are encouraged for all brunches, 387-1030.

Winter bike storage

Winter bike storage will take place Thursday-Friday, Nov. 17-18 from 3-6 p.m. Bring your bike to the rear/east entrance of the Ashmore-Jewell Barn to have it placed in secure, dry storage by college personnel. For more information or to sign up in advance visit www.luther.edu/sustainability and look for the link under "What's Currently Happening." Bike storage is free to all Luther students.


'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.

Brass Ensembles concert Nov. 8

Luther College Brass Ensembles will perform in concert Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the campus of Luther College.

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Repertoire is selected from six centuries of musical resources including transcriptions and original compositions. Ensembles include the Trombone Choir, Trumpet Ensemble and Horn Ensemble.

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Nov. 9: Jim Griesheimer, Faith and Shakespeare Series, Aurora

Thursday, Nov. 10: Gather Morning Praise, Ben Wegner, CRH

Friday, Nov. 11: Jane Kemp, Faith and Shakespeare Series, Cathedral

Monday:  Nov. 14:  Mark Muggli, Faith and Shakespeare Series

Events this week

Nov. 8: Guest Lecture, Paul Loeb, "Soul of a Citizen," 7 p.m., Valders 206

Nov. 8: Brass Ensembles Concert, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life

Nov. 9: Jazz Band Concert, 7 p.m., CFL

Nov. 9: Classical Society Lecture, Dan Davis, "Underwater Archaeology in the Black Sea," 7 p.m., Olin 102

Nov. 10: Veteran's Day Program, USS Kirk, "The Rescue of Vietnamese Refugees," 7 p.m., Olin 102

Nov. 10: Wind and Percussion Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL 

Nov. 11-12, 16, 18-19: Luther College Theatre Performance, "Spring Awakening," Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 12, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16, 7 p.m.,
Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts Jewel Theatre

Nov. 11-13: Dorian Keyboard Festival

Nov. 11: Dorian Keyboard Festival Concert, Du Huang and Xiao Hu, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 12: Dorian Keyboard Festival Recital, 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., NRH and Choir Room

Nov. 12: SAC Diversity Performance, Tracey Ashley, comedian, 8:30 p.m., Marty's CyberCafé

Nov. 13: Dorian Keyboard Festival Masterclass, noon, NRH

Nov. 13: Symphony Orchestra Concert, 4 p.m., CFL

Nov. 15: School Performance, "Mad Science presents CSI: LIVE!" 11 a.m., and 12:30 p.m., CFL

Nov. 15: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, Marjorie Wharton, "Transformation at the Point of a Pen," 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Classical Society lecture Nov. 9

Dan Davis, Luther visiting assistant professor of classics, will present a Classical Society lecture Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in Olin 102. Over the summer, Davis and a team of oceanographers and engineers discovered nine well-preserved shipwrecks in the Black Sea dating to between the fifth century B.C. and the 18th century A.D. In his lecture, Davis will share highlights of these discoveries and discuss plans for future work.

Jazz Band concert Nov. 9

Luther's Jazz Band will perform in concert Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Directed by Thomas Bourcier, the 19-piece band will perform pieces selected from its wide range of jazz literature.

Teaching for Civic Engagement Nov. 9

The Center for Ethics and Public Life has added an event to Paul Loeb's visit exclusively for faculty and staff: Teaching for Civic Engagement Workshop with Paul Loeb will be held in Koren 217 Wednesday, Nov. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. Come anytime during the session.

Paul will talk about barriers to student involvement and what faculty and staff can do to help overcome them. There will be time for questions and responses, exploring themes he raises, the experience of faculty at other schools and Luther faculty/staff experience of what works and doesn't work in getting students more involved. Email Brett Johnson, <brett> with questions.

Alternative Healthcare Fair Nov. 10

An Alternative Healthcare Fair will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Union Lounge. Alternative services provided include yoga, chiropractic care, reiki, acupuncture, touch therapy, massage and reflexology. Oneota Co-op will also give a health related presentation. Questions? Contact Greg Lonning, <lonningr>.

Lutheran School of Theology rep Nov. 10

R. Scott Chalmers, director of admissions at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, will be on campus Thursday, Nov. 10. He will be available to meet with any students interested in discussing the possibility of seminary studies, including the degree programs at LSTC. Those interested in meeting with Chalmers, can set up a time during his campus visit with him directly. Contact him at [email protected] or (773) 957-9524.

'The Lucky Few' Nov. 10

Luther will present "The Lucky Few," the undocumented story of the U.S. Navy frigate USS Kirk's rescue of more than 30,000 South Vietnamese refugees after the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. in Olin 102. Seating is first-come, first-served. The program features a discussion with retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Paul Jacobs and Michael Foster, the Decorah student who chose this for his National History Day project.

Wind and Percussion Ensemble concert

Luther's Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. The repertoire of the concert includes pieces from Charles Carter, John Carnahan, John Gibson, Johannes Hanssen, Percy Grainger, Mark Camphouse, and Frank Ticheli.

Meteorite impact crater lecture Nov. 10

Robert M. McKay, geologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, will speak Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. in Valders 262. McKay will discuss recent research findings that support the claim Decorah sits atop a buried meteorite impact crater, from a meteorite impact in the Ordovician age almost 465 million years ago.

Dorian Keyboard Festival Nov. 11-13

The 54th annual Dorian Keyboard Festival will be on campus Nov. 11-13. Outstanding festival soloists will be selected to perform honor recitals Saturday, Nov. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Choir Room and Noble Recital Hall and 7 p.m. in the NRH.  

Du Huang and Xiao Hu will perform as "The Unison Piano Duo," along with Gregory Peterson and Kathy Reed, in a recital Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Guest artist Paul Wirth will hold a master class with six Luther student-pianists Sunday, Nov. 13 at noon.

Dorian Keyboard Festival events are held in the Noble Recital Hall unless otherwise noted and open to the public with no charge for admission.

For more information about the festival, contact Jim Buzza, 387-1389.

'Spring Awakening' Nov. 11-12, 16, 18-19

Luther's theatre/dance department announces its production run of the award-winning musical "Spring Awakening." The intense and passionate rock score combines with a compelling story of teens negotiating their coming of age story, sparking awareness and discussion around powerful social issues such as teen suicide, rape, sexual orientation, abortion and coming of age feelings and sensations.

Following each performance there will be a talkback led by various hosts from on and off campus.  

Production dates are Nov. 11-12 and 18-19 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., with matinee performances Nov. 12 and 19 at 1:30 p.m.  All performances are in Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Tickets are available at the Luther College Box Office.

Peter Mayer Group benefit concert

Peter Mayer Group will perform a benefit concert Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The benefit concert is open to the public. All proceeds will go to the ELCA Malaria Campaign and ELCA Disaster Response for tornado and flood relief. Tickets are $15, $12 per person for groups of eight or more. Tickets are available at the Box Office, 387-1357, open 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-
3 p.m. on weekdays with extended hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m.

'Revolution at the Point of a Pen'

Marjorie Wharton will speak on "Revolution at the Point of a Pen" Tuesday, Nov. 15,
7 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the CFL. Wharton will be assisted by Edwin Andereck.

Wharton will speak about French poet Paul Eluard, French composer Francis Poulenc and three artists of the School of Paris who were part of the artistic revolution in Paris in the first half of the 20th century.  

NAA luncheon Nov. 17

The Norse Athletic Association will hold its Winter Sports luncheon in Peace Dining Room at noon Thursday, Nov. 17. Admission to lunch is $5 at the door.

Winter sport coaches will speak on their seasons; a great chance to get firsthand information on Norse Athletics heading into the winter sport season.

Gifts made through the NAA provide student-athletes with quality, memorable experiences at Luther.

RSVP to Mark Franzen, 387-1588 or <franma03>.

CSS: Caroline Worra Nov. 17

Luther alumna Caroline Worra will perform Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall as part of the 2011-12 Center Stage Series. Tickets for the performance are on sale at the Box Office, (563) 387-1357. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18. A talented vocal performer, Worra has been praised for her beautiful voice, charismatic stage presence and stylistic mastery.

Sand Anderson art reception Nov. 18

An art reception for Robyn Sand Anderson '79 will be held Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the upper level hallway of the Center for Faith and Life. Sand Anderson's painting exhibit, inspired by the Luther Sesquicentennial theme "Transformed by the Journey," is currently on display on the upper level of the CFL.


Welcome new employee

Kristin Propson joined Luther as the nursing lab director Nov. 1. Her office is Valders 247D, telephone 387-1237.


Over fall break, Brooke Joyce travelled to First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro, Va., to perform a recital of original music on an historic Woodberry and Harris organ. Brooke served this congregation as organist/choir director prior to moving to Decorah.

David Faldet presented "Transformed by the Journey:  the Story of Luther College" at the Symposium on Legacy and Leadership held at Concordia, Texas Oct 21, sponsored by LECNA.

Xiao Hu, Du Huang and Jacob Lassetter were the featured performers in the Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble's two performances of Carl Orff's masterpiece "Carmina Burana." The live recording made from the concerts will be broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio.

Richard Cole presented a  paper in Fort Worth, Texas at a Sixteenth Century Society and Conference  session "Knowledge Systems I: Knowledge Networks and their Virtuosos" organized by Randolf Head, University of California at Riverside. Cole's paper was titled "Eighteenth-Century Information Management and the Sixteenth-Century German Reformation: Christian Gottlieb Joecher's Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexicon."

Kathleen Stokker participated in the 10th annual Wisconsin Book Festival held in Madison Oct. 21-23.  She presented the book "And Then Came the Liberators," a clandestine diary in words and woodcuts created by the Norwegian graphic artist Albert Jærn during Norway's WWII occupation by Nazi forces.  Featuring Jærn's highly sardonic views of those five years, the diary could have cost the artist's life had the Nazis found it. Since the diary was originally written for those who had personally experienced the war years, the Quinneys invited Stokker to write an afterword that would explain the diary's context and significance. The book is being distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press. The Book Festival presentation was filmed by Wisconsin Public Television for later broadcast.


Enlaces collecting food through Nov. 18

Luther's Spanish club, "Enlaces," is asking students, faculty and staff to donate non-perishable food items and personal products (feminine products, toilet paper, diapers, toiletries, etc.) to a food drive being held through Friday, Nov. 18. All items gathered will go to the Winneshiek County Food Shelf. Community members may drop off food in boxes located in dorm study lounges or in box in the Union. Contact Megan <nadime01> with questions.

Surprise card shower for Nan Eklund

Nan Eklund will turn 80 on Nov. 13 and her daughter Sally is organizing a surprise card shower for Nan. Please send cards to: Nan Eklund, 9850 Lyndale Ave. S., Unit 306, Bloomington, Minn. 55420.

Call for workshop proposals: NPPF

Persons interested in leading a workshop at this year's Nobel Peace Prize Forum—in Minneapolis March 1-3—are invited to submit a brief proposal by Friday, Nov. 11. Proposals sought for workshops on peace and business, and peace and the arts on March 1; workshops related to peace and education on March 2; and workshops focused on peace, global policy and politics on March 3. More information at: nobelpeaceprizeforum.org. For a workshop proposal form, contact Karen at <kms>.

New redeemables drop off

There is a new redeemables drop off site for cans and bottles located on Dike Road on campus, below Facilities Services, next to Storre Theater. Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity to build a LEED-certified house. Place cans, plastics and glass into separate tied bags and drop them off in the metal bins. All cans and bottles must have an 'IA' sticker or stamp. Contact Lauren Griffin, <grifla01> with questions.

Essay contest deadline Nov. 30

The Abdel-Kader Education Project based In Elkader, Iowa has launched an essay contest designed to foster greater interreligious and intercultural awareness. First prize is $1,000 and the contest is open to all Iowa college students. Deadline to register is Nov. 30 with final essays due by March 12. Contact Robert Shedinger, <shedinro>, for more information.


For sale: 32-inch Sony TV, double/full size mattress and boxspring, dining table and four chairs, and some kitchen items. First come, first served, best offer. [email protected].

For sale: Yamaha YCL-34 wood clarinet with case. Asking $400. Email <durnka01> or call (608)386-0435.

Open house: Come to the "Deck the Tables" Open House from 9 a.m.-
2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at Nob Hill Supper Club. Local women have decorated 27 tables to spark holiday decorating ideas. View holiday décor, listen to live music, preview holiday items from local businesses and enjoy complimentary coffee and treats. Local businesses will offer coupons for holiday shopping. Door prizes, raffle and auction. $10 admission proceeds benefit Vesterheim Museum.

Found: On the sidewalk between Olin and Preus Library, an earring with a beautiful large blue glass bead and silver wire. To identify, contact Andi Beckendorf <beckenan> in Preus Library.

For sale: Cream colored hide-a-bed with two large pillows, $20. Call 380-7015.


Sustainability tips

Home energy efficiency: Decorah homeowners are eligible for the best home energy efficiency financial assistance packages available anywhere in Iowa, making major improvements very cost-effective and a great investment. With the constant rise of energy prices, Winneshiek Energy District is encouraging homeowners to take advantage of these strong financial assistance packages while they are available. Learn more or sign up now at http://energydistrict.org/projects/energy-planning-cost-share/, or call 382-4207, extension 3#.

Personal composting program: Students, staff and faculty can start composting on a personal basis:

1.          Pick-up a half-gallon plastic container at Marty's Cafe, located in the cubbyholes left of the main entrance.

2.          Once filled with organic scraps, go to the Union Dock (north side) and empty it into the "compost" bin.

3.          Place container in the "empty containers" bin.

4.          Head back to Marty's and repeat.

What can you compost? Visit http://luther.edu/sustainability to find out.

Wellness tip

De-clutter your life tips:

1. Going room by room, divide your things into four boxes of "things to": donate, throw away, keep and store. If you don't need it or love it, consider getting rid of it.

2. Go through your box of things to keep and find a place for everything. Make it a logical place that's in the same area where it'll need to be used. For example, keep keys by the door.

3. Finish one room before moving on to the next.

Note: This can all be done in a day, or can be spread out over several weeks in 30-minute increments, if you work quickly. If you can only do it in "baby steps," Flylady.net has a good system that can help.

And finally…

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

-Albert Einstein