Tuesday, Jan. 22

TUESDAY 1/22/13

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January-term break hours

Preus Library

Friday, Jan. 25: 7:30 a.m.-5p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 26-27: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 28-30: 8 a.m.-5p.m.
Regular hours resume Thursday, Jan. 31

Dahl Centennial Union

Friday, Jan. 25: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 26-27: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 28-30: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Welcome Center

Friday, Jan. 25: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 26-27: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 28: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 29-30: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 25: Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Jan. 26-29:
Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30: Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner, 5-7 p.m.

Oneota Market

Friday, Jan. 25: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 28-30: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Marty's Cafe

Friday, Jan. 25: Closing at 5 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Jan. 26-30: Closed
Thursday, Jan. 31: Open at 9 a.m.

Book Shop

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27: Closed

Mail Center/SPO

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26-27: Closed

Security Assistance 24 hours


Presidential finalists

The presidential search committee is pleased to announce that finalist Dr. Mark. R. Hagerott and his wife Mrs. Ann Hagerott will be on campus Feb. 5-7, and finalist Dr. Ann Hill Duin '77 and her husband the Rev. Doug Duin '77 will be on campus Feb. 10-12. Candidate files and visit schedules are available for viewing on Katie. Click "Show all Courses" on the myCourses block, scroll down and click "Candidate Searches." The files are within the folder named "President-2012."

Faculty, staff and emeriti are encouraged to attend an open candidate forum with each finalist. There are two opportunities so that as many people as possible can participate. Forums for Dr. Hagerott will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 2-3:15 and 4-5:15 p.m. in Valders 206. Forums for Dr. Duin will be held Monday, Feb. 11, from 2-3:15 and 4-5:15 p.m. in Valders 206.  

Electronic W-2s now available 

Electronic W-2s are now available and ready to print for employees who chose to receive electronic W-2s. Log into my.luther.edu. In the "Employee Profile" section, click on "W-2 Statements." A page showing W-2 Statements will appear. Click the 2012 link in the tax year box and the W-2 for calendar year 2012 will show on screen, ready to print.

Those using a Mac should use a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Do not use the Preview application from a browser to view your W-2 form. Contact the Help Desk, 387-1000, if unsure how to use a PDF reader instead of the Preview application.

Call the Payroll office, 387-1135, with questions.

Please note: Those who signed up for the online version on or after Jan. 18, will still receive a paper W-2 copy in the mail. Those who have not signed up for the online W-2, will receive paper W-2s by mail within the next week.

Open forum for third finalist for Director of Facilities Services

From 2:45-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, Steven Guenther will speak at an open forum for the campus community. The forum will be held in Hammarskjold Lounger in the Union.

Aquatic Center construction update

Construction is progressing on schedule for the Aquatic Center. The roof and windows have all been installed and progress is being made on the concrete foundation for the pool structure. The Mrytha vinyl covered stainless steel panels have arrived from Italy and are waiting to be installed. The walls and ceilings of the natatorium have been painted. We expect completion of the pool in late May.

Health care notice

Luther dependent children are no longer eligible to receive well-child vaccinations at Winneshiek County Public Health due to a change in their policy. Adults continue to be eligible for routine vaccinations such as TDAP, Hepatitis B, flu, and pneumonia, at their previous rates. Be assured that the Luther health care council is discussing plan option changes.

Flu shots available

Health Service has flu shots available and are now accepting spouses/significant others as patients; cost is $25. Contact Pamela at Health Service, 387-1045, with questions.

Luther Alumni Magazine available online

The winter 2013 issue of the Luther Alumni Magazine is available online at www.luther.edu/magazine.

Streaming video changes for spring 2013

Due to the upcoming changes to KATIE, all streaming video for spring 2013 will need to be re-linked online in order for the video to work properly. Those who are using or planning to use streaming video should contact the LIS Technology Help Desk to have this corrected or enter a self service ticket at https://help.luther.edu/.

Data privacy webinars

January is Data Privacy Month for Higher Education. As such, LIS invites the campus community to attend EDUCAUSE webinars.
• Jan. 30: It’s Not Just Facebook—What Every College Student Should Know About Online Privacy
Details found at: http://lis.luther.edu/learn/schedule.

Upload your photo inside our human-sized e-reader to Preus Library's Facebook page

Stop by the library and really "picture yourself e-reading" in our human-sized E-Reader. Have someone take your picture and upload it to the library's Facebook page (facebook.com/PreusLibrary). Photos taken and uploaded before 5 p.m. Jan. 25 will win a Preus Library travel mug and an entry in the contest to win the Kobo-Mini e-reader.

Picture yourself e-reading

Haven't had the opportunity to attend one of the LIS e-book workshops? Never fear... more are yet to come, including a repeat of two workshops from last week. All include a 30-minute demonstration, time for questions, exploration of different e-readers and apps, and one-on-one assistance from LIS staff. Last week's attendees gave the workshops a "thumbs up."

Jan. 22:  Get Inside E-Books in Your Library, 3 p.m. Hovde Lounge

Jan. 24:  E-Reading on Your Tablet, 10 a.m. Library Curriculum Classroom

'Picture yourself e-reading' contest ends Jan. 25

Sign up at http://lis.luther.edu/reading to log books you're e-reading through Jan. 25 for a chance to win prizes. Attend a workshop or participate in the virtual e-book club to be entered. Check out the Preus Library's Facebook page for a photo of the grand prize, a Kobo-Mini e-reader, donated by Dragonfly Books. Winners will be selected in a random drawing Jan. 28, announced on Facebook, and notified via Norse Mail.

K'uun Coffee now available in the Marty's C Store

Find five different flavors of fresh and locally roasted K'uun coffee in the Marty's C Store, including the exclusive Luther College Norwegian Blend.

Luther Book Shop sales event

The "Run With It" sale "runs" through Tuesday, Jan. 22. Customers get 20 percent off any merchandise with a runner on it.

Sustainability-related summer internship available

Do you have students who would be interested in a sustainability-related summer internship? There are 13 different internships available through sustainability, including on-campus and community options. Full descriptions of all the internships, as well as information about how to apply, are available on the sustainability summer internship website.

Last chance to sign up

The Luther College men's and women's soccer programs are offering a Winter Skills Clinic on three consecutive Sunday afternoons: Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10. Cost is $55 and includes a t-shirt. Registration deadline is Jan. 25. For more information and registration form see: http://www.luther.edu/sports/men/soccer/headlines/?story_id=428484.


Chapel this week

J-term provides an opportunity for new patterns and some space for reflection. Come explore faith through word and song on Mondays, in silent meditation on Wednesdays, and through movement on Fridays. This J-term, listen to God's call to "be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).

Wednesday, Jan. 23:  "Be Still", CFL Recital Hall

Friday, Jan. 25:  Prayer Labyrinth, CFL Main Hall

J-term class to offer public reading of Milton poem Jan. 22

Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 members of English 363 will give a reading of Milton's epic poem, "Paradise Lost." The reading will take place by the fireplace in the Union. Travel to the fiery lake with Satan and his infernal companions, visit with the Holy Light of Heaven and check out what life in Eden was like for our First Parents... hint: think blissful. All are welcome.

Toussaint interviewed live on WPR Jan. 23

Loren Toussaint will be the featured expert on "At Issue with Ben Merens" a radio program on Wisconsin Public Radio Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 3 p.m. For more on the program see: http://wpr.org/merens/. The afternoon show will be live streamed at http://wpr.org/webcasting/live.cfm. For those interested in listening but unable to today, after the program the show will be archived at: http://wpr.org/webcasting/audioarchives_display.cfm?Code=bme.

Exhibit of Norwegian South Pole Expedition on display until Jan. 23

24 large-format fabric posters of Roald Amundsen's (1872-1928) Norwegian South Pole Expedition will be on display in the Center for Faith and Life until Jan. 23. The posters feature images taken by Amundsen and used during his presentation to the Royal Geographic Society in London on Nov. 15, 1912. This exhibit is sponsored by the Fram Museum in Oslo and by the Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.  

School performance series presents 'Zorro' Jan. 24

A mysterious figure has arrived in town with the flurry of a cape, glint of a sword and flash of a mask; who is this shadowy character? Luther College's School Performance Series is pleased to present two performances of Zorro at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

Thanks to kid-friendly sponsorship from Winneshiek Medical Center and Physician Services by Mayo Clinic Health System, tickets are only $2, available at the Luther College Box Office.

Emotion in Motion: Moving Through Mozart & America Jan. 24

Luther first-year students will be performing scenes from the beloved operas of Mozart and the modern American operatic repertoire at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Noble Recital Hall. The performance will be directed by Dr. Rachel Ware and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

SHL poster presentation Jan. 25

From 11-11:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 students from several math and science courses will host a poster session highlighting their J-term experiences. The presentation will take place in Sampson-Hoffland. All are invited to attend.

Labyrinth walk Jan. 25

Luther’s canvas labyrinth will be available to walk through in the CFL Main Hall from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 25. There will be a brief orientation at the beginning for those who come at 10:30 a.m. The labyrinth will be available the remaining time with handouts to provide brief background and notes about the labyrinth as a spiritual practice. Contact College Ministries for more information, 387-1040.

Alumna to give Spring Convocation Address Jan. 31

Luther College alumna Vanessa (Grima Baldacchino) Frazier, Malta's ambassador to Belgium, will present the college's Spring Convocation Address at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. Ambassador Frazier will talk about the lessons she learned at Luther, her experiences since graduating and her work during the Arab Spring uprisings. 

Symphony Orchestra tour homecoming Feb. 3

The Symphony Orchestra will present a tour homecoming concert of works by Wagner, Elgar and Tchaikovsky at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 in the Center for Faith and Life as the last stop on their January 2013 tour.

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

Nordic Choir tour homecoming Feb. 5

Nordic Choir will perform a tour homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the Center for Faith and Life.

The performance by the 78-member Nordic Choir is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Barbizon art prints to be displayed

Art students at Luther College have curated a show from more than 160 Barbizon prints given to Luther during the past year. The exhibit, "The Barbizon School: An Invented France, " is on display Feb. 8-March 22 at the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in Luther's Center for the Arts. In conjunction with the show, Gabriel Weisberg will give the Gerhard Marcks Art History Lecture at Luther on March 13.

Celebrate the Year of the Snake

There will be a Lunar New Year celebration at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 in Peace Dining Room. Share traditions and welcome the Year of the Snake. A short program will be followed by light refreshments and conversation. Sponsored by College Ministries, Diversity Center, ASAA and IFSA.


Marv Slind's review of "Organizing History: Studies in Honour of Jan Glete," by Maria Forssberg, Mats Hallenberg, Orsi Husz and Jonas Nordin was published in "Scandinavian Studies," Vol. 84, No. 2 (Summer 2012).

An article published Dec. 1 by Norwegian newspaper Vardens profiles Luther visiting instructor of Scandinavian studies Kari Grønningsæter and Øyvind Gulliksen as well as Luther's Norwegian language and Scandinavian studies departments.

Timed to coincide with the United States Presidential inauguration, Philip Freeman's book "How to Run a Country: An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders" will be released Jan. 22. In this book, Freeman translates the political wisdom of Marcus Cicero and encourages politicians to listen to the works of one of Rome's greatest statesmen.

Isaac Hitz Graff '14, will host a community conversation at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, located at 119 Winnebago St., Decorah. The discussion focuses on three main areas of immigration: the economy, social justice and miscellaneous areas such as e-verify, the DREAM act, etc. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

"Saving Creativity," a film produced by Seth Duin '12 and Bailey Cahlander '12, in a class taught by Thomas C. Johnson, was the Student Submission Winner at the recent Oneota Film Festival.


Thank you

A huge thank you to my LIS co-workers for the wonderful "queenly" retirement party. Such fun, even with the tears. To all who attended the reception and to all who have wished me well, thank you for your good wishes, greetings and gifts. It's been a joy to work with all of you and for the great friendships we have formed. I have enjoyed my 44+ years at Luther. It has truly been a joy to come to work each day. Thanks to all.

-Jean Dickman

Congratulations to participants of WEIGHT-ING GAME

Thanks to all who participated in the WEIGHT-ING GAME this past holiday season. There were 23 participants and only five who gained more than two pounds. Several stayed the same and a couple even lost weight. Kudos to all that took care of themselves first and then others.

Donations for Thornton family

We continue to ask for the community's prayers for Rick Thornton and his sons Travis and Ross as their home was destroyed in December by fire. They greatly appreciate the expressions of support they have already received. The Office for College Ministries will continue to receive donations until Feb. 15. Donations and expressions of support can be sent through campus mail or by mail to Office for College Ministries, Luther College, 700  College Dr., Decorah, IA 52101. Please note, donations are not tax deductible as they are being directed to an individual. Checks can be made out to Luther College with "Thornton" in the memo line. Funds will be handled through the Luther College Student Congregation. 


For sale: Tropical fish. Black Convict Cichlids, four months old, 1/$1.50 or 2/$2. Contact Michael or Leslie, 382-6527 or [email protected].

For sale: Cross country boots and skis. One set includes a size 37/US 7 boy's boot, the second set includes a size 7 woman's boot. Both sets come with boots and nice cross country skis. Used gently and kids outgrew them. Asking $50 per set. Contact [email protected] or 382-8533.

Wanted: USB keyboard, USB mouse, and audio speakers for a PC. For more information contact <schweizt>, 387-1131 or 382-5800.

For sale: North Face 700 Mountain Collection black jacket, women's size medium-but it fits like a small. Brand-new with tags. Asking $110. Contact <weisma02> for more information.

For sale: 1996 Ford Ranger, four-cylinder, automatic, two-wheel-drive. Former fleet pickup with high miles. Good tires, runs great, but needs some work, $998. Call 382-4501.

Wanted: Small kennel or small travel kennel for puppy. Trying to crate train and our kennel is too big for now. Contact Julie, <shocju01> or 387-1865.


Sustainability tip

In an effort to promote consumer appliance recycling, the City of Decorah is providing a weekend where area residents may purchase a sticker that enables them to drop off major household electronics and appliances such as televisions, refrigerators and ovens.

The two-day event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 26 and 2-4 p.m., Jan. 27. Open to all city and county residents. Additional questions may be directed to City Hall or Chad Bird, 382-3651.

Drop-off site is the lower Oneota Coop parking lot at the corner of Heivly Street and River Street. City crews will be available to assist with unloading.

Stickers must be placed on the appliance or item and may be purchased between now and Friday, Jan. 25 at City Hall or the days of the event on site. The stickers cost $10 for all appliances, TVs and electronics. Computer CPUs and accessories may be bundled.

And finally…

In honor of the 44th Presidential Inauguration, watch poet Richard Blanco deliver the 2013 inaugural poem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkSRy8SGTEE

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.