Tuesday, Feb. 12

TUESDAY 2/12/13

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Presidential finalists

The presidential search committee thanks the college community for participating in the campus interview phase of the search.  A reminder that response survey forms regarding the second presidential finalist, Dr. Ann Hill Duin, are due no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Luther2

For those unable to attend the candidate forums, videotapes are available for viewing on Katie. See the "President-2012" folder under the course called "candidate searches."


Health Services cancelling spring semester blood screenings

Due to a staffing shortage in Health Services, all employee blood screenings will be cancelled in the spring. Winneshiek Medical Center is available for wellness screenings any weekday morning 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Winneshiek Medical Center if you have questions 382-9671.

Health plan offers incentive credit

The Luther health plan offers incentive credit to employees to encourage self-auditing of eligible medical bills to ensure the amount billed by provider accurately reflects services/supplies received by employee/dependent. When employee’s self-audit results in elimination/reduction of charges, 25 percent of amount eliminated or reduced will be paid to employee, $10 minimum savings, provided the savings are accurately documented. Submit copy of incorrect bill and corrected billing with reduction in charges to Lora Steil, Main 29. $500/calendar year credit limit.

McElroy Student/Faculty Research Projects

The Iowa College Foundation announces a call for proposals for student/faculty research projects for 2013-14.  Student participants must be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2013. Applications require dual authorship by the proposing student, or team of students and a sponsoring faculty member. Funds may be used to support all expenses of a credible research project except faculty stipends. Maximum award is $2,000. Luther is eligible to submit up to four proposals. Internal deadline for proposals is Apr. 10. Forms are available in the Dean’s Office, Union 262, or contact Janine Brandt at <brandtja>.

Note change of date for this conference

Abstracts invited for student/faculty workshop on Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Peace Building, to be held April 12-13 at Illinois Wesleyan University. Opportunity for intellectual engagement for undergraduate students who are pursuing independent and/or honors research in human rights related areas and their faculty mentors. Deadline for receipt of applications is Feb. 21. If interested, contact the Dean’s Office <brandtja> for complete details.

Speech and Debate Center hours

The Speech & Debate Center is open from 5-10 p.m., Sundays-Thursdays for student use. Students can make an appointment at the SDC Katie site and receive help polishing presentations for class. Students will be given a purple sheet with comments to return to their professor as proof of SDC tutoring. Email <SDC> for further information.

Admissions office seeking student ambassadors

Admissions is in the process of hiring next year's student ambassadors. Students will serve as office assistants and tour guides. Think about students who would do a great job of representing their Luther experience to prospective students and encourage them to come to the Admissions Visit Center for more information and an application. Must be next year's sophomores, juniors or seniors. Application deadline is Feb. 25. For more information contact Marty Berg at <bergmart>.

Luther Alumni Magazine seeking student study away photos

The Luther Alumni Magazine is again seeking student photos from study away experiences over the past year. Encourage students who went on a study away program between February 2012 and February 2013 to submit 4-5 photos taken during their experience. Students should submit a few sentences telling what program they were on, their class year, and what prompted them to take each photo. Some of the submitted photos will appear in the spring print issue of the alumni magazine, and many more will appear with the online version of the magazine. Send photos to <ellen.modersohn>.

'The Space Between Us' selected as Paideia 2013 community read

The Paideia 111-112 Planning Committee has chosen "The Space Between Us," a novel written by Thrity Umrigar, for the 2013 community read. Umrigar is a journalist turned college professor currently teaching at Case Western Reserve University. She will be the Sept. 2013 convocation speaker. Learn more about her and about the novel at her website http://www.umrigar.com/index.html.

Luther Book Shop collecting winter gear donations Feb. 12-15

The Book Shop is collecting new or gently used gloves, hats, mittens or $2 donations to purchase these items Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 12-15. For each donation, you'll receive a coupon for 25 percent off an item in the book shop, including clearance. Some exclusions may apply. Donations will be given to local schools for their students. 

Norse Culinary Team selling personalized heart-shaped Valentine's cakes

The Norse Culinary Team will be selling personalized heart-shaped red velvet cakes for Valentine's Day. Cost for cakes is $6.95 and can be picked up in Marty's Thursday, Feb. 14.

Yoga classes for faculty and staff

Yoga classes for faculty/staff are held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 12:30-1:15 p.m. All classes held in the dance studio of the Regent's Center.

Fast and feast in community during Lent

The community is invited to fast on Wednesdays during Lent from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13 through Wednesday, March 20. As a way of sharing in a core spiritual practice of Lent, you are invited to choose a fast for Wednesdays in Lent. Fast from a meal, a particular treat (coffee, chocolate), or do an electronic fast (stay off Facebook, avoid texting, turn off your cell). Mark the day of fasting in community at Wednesday Eucharist in the CFL with a simple
communion service at 9:30 p.m. followed by a time of fellowship and soup and bread to break the fast.


Events this week

Feb. 10-17, Peace Week

Feb. 12, Faculty Artist Series, Tom Bourcier, piano, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Feb. 14, Faculty Artist Series, Heather Armstrong, oboe, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Feb. 14, One Billion Rising, day-long event on campus in conjunction with One Billion Rising's world-wide event

Feb. 15, Center Stage Series, "As You Like It," 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Feb. 16, Faculty Artist Series, Rachel Ware and Kristin Hightower, voice, 4 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Feb. 16, Open House, Women and Gender Equality Center, 5 p.m., Gjerset House

Feb. 16, Faculty Artist Series, Xiao Hu and Du Huang, piano, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Feb. 16-17, Vagina Monologues, performances are Feb. 16, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Feb. 17, 3 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 13:  Jon Lund, Nordic Choir
Friday, Feb. 15:  Sean Burke
Monday, Feb. 18:  LuAnn Meeker-Gast

"Called to Life, Called to Love," a free lenten daily devotional booklet is available at daily chapel, Sunday worship or in the College Ministries office.

Sports this week

Feb. 13, men's basketball v. Coe College, Main gym

Feb. 14, wrestling, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.

Feb. 14-16, men's swimming and diving, Liberal Arts Championships, Cedar Rapids, IA

Feb. 15, men and women's track and field, UNI Dome Open, Cedar Falls, IA

Feb. 16, men's tennis, Carleton College, UW-LaCrosse, Winona, Minn.

Feb. 16, men and women's basketball vs. Wartburg, Main gym

Feb. 18, wrestling, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

Sports Results

New Luther head Football coach Aaron Hafner was featured on KCRG-TV's "The Sports Desk." To view the complete interview visit: http://www.kcrg.com/sports/sportsdesk/Talking-Luther-Football-189937751.html 

Women's basketball defeated Central College 71-52. The women's team lost to Buena Vista 66-87 over the weekend.

Men's basketball defeated Central College 72-66 in overtime. The men's team lost to Buena Vista 41-70 over the weekend.

Luther wrestling defeated Dubuque 19-16 in the IIAC Dual Championships.

Men and women's track and field competed at the Carleton Meet of Hearts. The women placed first and the men fourth.

Men's tennis defeated St. Norbert College 8-1 and was defeated by Augustana-Rock Island in a close 4-5 match.

Faculty Artist Series: Tom Bourcier to perform Mardi Gras jazz concert Feb. 12

The spirit of Mardi Gras will come alive in Northeast Iowa with Tom Bourcier, Luther College faculty member, pianist and composer, joined by the Luther College Jazz Sextet and special guest John Goodin performing a Mardi Gras style jazz concert titled, "EVERTIN' is EVERTIN'," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall.

Silent Meditation Tuesdays

Silent meditation sittings will take place every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Melanchthon Room, CFL 205. The sittings will be led by either Shoken Winecoff of the local Ryumonji Zen Monastery, professors Gereon Kopf, Scott Hurley or Teresa Zaffarano. Contact <zaffte01> with any questions, or find the Luther Zen Meditation Facebook group. Sponsored by College Ministries.

Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service Feb. 13

The community is welcome to an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the CFL Main Hall. The service is hosted by Luther and St. Benedict’s Parish. Begin the Lenten season with the imposition of ashes and sharing Holy Communion. The disciplines of Lent include prayer, fasting and charity. There will be an Ash Wednesday offering collection to benefit the ELCA Malaria Campaign and the Decorah Area Food Pantry at First Lutheran Church.

Luther College joins global campaign to stop violence against women and girls Feb. 14

On Feb. 14 Luther's women and gender studies department will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Students Gracie Coletta and Grace Swanson along with alumna Amy Chicos and Jane Hawley, professor of dance, have planned a daylong schedule of events to coincide with the national ONE BILLION RISING movement. The day begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. For complete schedule see <www.facebook.com/events/438890242825423/?ref=ts&fref=ts>.

Faculty Artist Series: Heather Armstrong Feb. 14

Heather Armstrong will perform a solo oboe recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Noble Recital Hall. The program features works composed by Armstrong's friends and colleagues with their works framed by two Baroque pieces by G.P. Telemann and J.S. Bach. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Sustainability Curriculum Development brown bag Feb. 14

Thursday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union, faculty who received Sustainability Curriculum Development grants this year will share the courses they created and modified to incorporate more elements of sustainability. Grants will be available again next year so this session may be helpful in developing an application—an announcement about next year’s grants will be forthcoming soon. For more information contact Craig Mosher, <craig.mosher>.

The Acting Company to host theatre workshop Feb. 15

Members of The Acting Company invite all students to a workshop on acting Shakespeare from 2:45-3:45 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 in the CFL recital hall. The Acting Company will be on campus to perform the Center Stage Series event, "As You Like It." Members of the cast will work on how the language of a speech directs the actor. Contact Kate Narveson <narveska> for more information.

Center Stage Series: As You Like It on Feb. 15

"As You Like It" will be presented by The Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater at the Luther College Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Tickets are $25, $23 for seniors ages 65 and up, and $15 for youth age 4-18. The Acting Company will also discuss their production from 12:15-1:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15 in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall.

Faculty Artist Series: Rachel Ware and Kristin Hightower Feb. 16

Rachel Ware and Kristin Hightower, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a soprano vocal recital titled "From the 20th Century with Love" at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. "From the 20th Century with Love" features works by Giacomo Puccini, Richard Strauss, John Carter and Igor Stravinsky. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther College V-Day 2013 to present benefit performances Feb. 16-17

To raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls, 20 Luther students will present three benefit performances of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 16 and 17. The performances include heartwarming, funny, poignant and at times heartbreaking stories of women across the globe. Performances are at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 in the CFL Recital Hall. Tickets to the performances are $5 and are available at the Luther Box Office.

Gospel Sunday Feb. 17

The college's annual Gospel Sunday service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 in the CFL. The Reverend James Echols, editor of the Journal of Lutheran Ethic, will serve as guest preacher. Music by Cathedral Choir, directed by Sandra Peter and Luther's Gospel Choir, directed by Brendon Adams.

Luther College Woman's Club program Feb. 19

Nick Preus will present "Tales of the Sea: Luther students sail the Schooner Roseway," at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the Peace Dining Room of the Dahl Centennial Union. All women are welcome. A shuttle service is available from the Decorah swimming pool lot; contact Ruby Hermeier at 382-4999. For childcare needs, contact Amy Bruening, 382-8604.

'Don't Just Say Something, Sit There' Feb. 19

The Journey Conversations Project is being brought to Luther College in the form of a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the CFL Recital Hall. The discussion, titled "Don't Just Say Something, Sit There: How Contemplative Practice Can Reshape Our Communication and Our Communities," will be led by Amy Zalk Larson, Sheila Radford-Hill and Sandhya Purohit Caton. The lecture series is sponsored by the Paideia Endowment and is open to the public.

Lenten Fast to raise money for ELCA Malaria Campaign on Feb. 20

As part of the 2013 Lenten journey, students are invited to participate in a fast on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Students may sign up in advance to give up either lunch, dinner or both meals on that day. A portion of the cost of those meals will be donated to the ELCA Malaria Campaign. Sign up online at http://www.luther.edu/ministries or at tabling events in the Union.

Center Stage Series: Cirque Ziva to perform Feb. 21

Come and be amazed by an array of centuries-old Chinese acrobatic art with Cirque Ziva. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.  The young 20-person cast will dazzle audience members by feats of flexibility, juggling hats, balancing cups, spinning plates, diving through hoops and much more. Tickets for the performance are on sale at the Luther Box Office. 

C-Store updates

Colette Johnson, of thatiowagirl.com, will be visiting the C-Store from 10:20-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Johnson is the distributor of many locally made products available in the C-Store. Also, check out the new blue and white ice cream bars and fun Valentine's Day items now available.

Student Recitals

Hannah Axt '14 will perform a flute recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in the Noble Recital Hall. A reception will follow the performance. Both the recital and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.


Wanda Deifelt delivered a lecture series on "Gender and Power" in São Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 22-24, based on her research on embodiment. The lectures were organized by at CESEP, a center for ecumenical and theological education, as part of its annual summer program and had participants from Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.


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.

New Employee

Aaron Hafner began his position as head football coach on Feb. 1. His office is Regents 211, telephone 387-1597.

Position openings

Assistant director of experiential learning: The Career Center is currently accepting applications. Master’s degree in higher education, college student personnel, counseling or a related field preferred and at least two years of post-bachelor’s experience in career development or a related higher education field. Position is full-time, 12-month. For a more detailed position description, go to: http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffvacancies/.

Assistant director, Luther Center for Sustainable Communities: The assistant director will work with the faculty director and other partners to promote sustainability on campus and throughout the region. Specific responsibilities include collaborating with staff in facilities, student life, and other campus departments to integrate sustainability into campus operations and student life; teaching one or two courses per year on topics related to sustainability; planning and implementing workshops and conferences on sustainability for various constituencies; and developing student internships and partnerships with individuals, businesses, congregations and other community organizations to advance sustainability initiatives in the community and region. See complete job listing at http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffvacancies/.


To Craig Rocksvold on the death of his father-in-law Kenneth Ewing of Waukon, who passed away Feb. 8.


Tickets for sale: Enjoy great music, great people and a great cause at the Kinderhaus benefit concert and silent auction from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Steyer Opera House. The concert features The Tom Bourcier Band with Gabriel Andreas opening and a silent auction showcasing some the area’s best food, art, lodging, local businesses, and more. Tickets available in advance at the Oneota Food Co-op $10 or at the door $15; kids 5 and older $5. 

For sale: Three pairs of top brand X-country skis. One pair is Rossignol, another is Fischer and third pair is Russian made. All used very little. Asking $30 for choice, $50 for two or $65 for all three. All have ski poles. Contact Dennis Magnuson at 382-4423 or <magnusde>. 

Wanted: Summer employment for '13 grad going to graduate school in fall. Experience nannying and petsitting, will house sit or other related work. Contact Jena at <schwje03>.

Wanted: Will trade my Logitech Cordless Desktop EX110 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse for a USB keyboard and mouse. Contact Tim Schweizer <schweizt> or 387-1131.

For sale: Graniteware stock pot, gently used for canning, only one season. $10, contact Janeen Christy at <chrija02> or 517-1066.

For sale: Dining room set including table and four chairs, glass table top, wrought iron. Bought at Drury's several years ago. $100, contact <mallamsa> for picture or if interested.

For sale: Twin bed headboard, footboard and rails in baseball motif. Very cute and sturdy. $70, contact <mallamsa> for picture or if interested.

For sale: Gently-used Food Saver V2440 vacuum sealer in original box, used less than 10 hours. Includes extra roll of plastic. $50, contact Janeen Christy <chrija02> or 517-1066.

Tickets available: Contact Julie Strom, <stromjul> for information on tickets to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum fundraiser Friday, Feb. 15 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the North Winneshiek School. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and there is no ticket charge for preschool-age children. The event includes a spaghetti supper, silent auction and homemade pie auction.

For sale: Solid maple china cabinet with glass upper doors, $300. Call 387-6198.


Sustainability tip

Develop sustainable habits in your office. Learn easy ways to cut back on consumption of energy, paper, and other resources. Start by reading the "Workplace Energy Tips"  on the Sustainability website, and then read and sign Luther’s Energy Conservation Pledge. Then share it with other staff, faculty and students.

LIS tip of the week

Be especially wary of email phishing scams on Fridays and Mondays. Over 60 percent of phishing scams are emailed on those two days. Questions? Visit lis.luther.edu/tips.

And finally…

If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.

-Mother Teresa