Tuesday, March 26

TUESDAY 3/26/13

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Staff reception hosted by the Torgersons

President Rick and Mrs. Judy Torgerson invite all Luther staff to their home for an indoor/outdoor reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17. Rain date is 4:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, April 19. Located at 711 Ridge Road, their home is the first house on the left as you head up Ridge Road. Because street parking is limited, staff who are able are encouraged to walk to the reception. Parking is available in the swimming pool lot.


Spring break hours

Legends Center

Tuesday-Thursday, March 26-28: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 29-31: Closed
Monday, April 1: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Preus Library

Tuesday-Thursday, March 26-28: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 29-31: Closed
Monday, April 1: 8 a.m.-midnight
Tuesday, April 2: Resume regular semester hours

Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Center

Tuesday-Thursday, March 26-28: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 29-31: Closed
Monday, April 1: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.


Tuesday-Sunday, March 26-31: Closed
Monday, April 1: Dinner, 5-7 p.m.

Oneota Market

Tuesday-Thursday, March 26-28: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29: Closed

Marty's Cafe

Tuesday-Monday, March 26-April 1: Closed
Tuesday, April 2: Open at 9 a.m.

Book Shop

Tuesday-Thursday, March 26-28: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 29-31: Closed
Monday, April 1: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO

Friday-Sunday, March 29-31: Closed

Academic buildings spring break hours

Academic buildings will be closed Friday-Sunday, March 29-31. The buildings will open as usual during the week but will close beginning at 5:30 p.m. unless there are scheduled events.

Help Desk lead candidate presentation March 27

LIS is hosting an on-campus interview for a finalist in the Help Desk lead position from 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 27. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the group presentation for Carsten Earl in Hovde Lounge. The search committee would appreciate your presence and feedback. More information is available at http://lis.luther.edu/blog/20130325/help-desk-lead-finalist-presentation.

Last chance for 2012 flexible benefits reimbursement

There are still a number of employees with balances in their 2012 flexible benefits reimbursement accounts for health and dependent care. Requests for reimbursement of funds must be submitted by March 31. Any 2012 funds not requested by March 31 will be forfeited, according to IRS code.

Passport photo days

The office of Visual Media would like to remind everyone there are three passport photo days left this school year: April 3, May 1 and May 7. Stop in any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on those days. Open to faculty, staff and students, the cost is five dollars cash. Contact Aaron Lurth with questions, 387-1808.

Paideia Endowment board seeking proposals for 2013-14 Text and Issues Lecture series

The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther community to propose presentations for the 2013-14 Text and Issues Lecture series. The theme will be: "Studying the 'Other'." What special opportunities, challenges, limitations or even moral obligations are presented by studying the "other?" Those interested should submit a tentative title and a brief, 250-500 word, proposal by Monday, April 15. The proposal form and instructions are available at: https://www.luther.edu/paideia.

Red Watch Band program seeking nominations for student facilitators 

The Red Watch Band program is being developed by Luther students and needs your help. The mission of the program is to provide students of the college community with the knowledge, awareness and skills to prevent toxic drinking deaths, and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion and respect. The program will be led by eight student facilitators. We are currently taking nominations for student facilitators. For more information visit: http://www.luther.edu/studentlife/wellness/rwb/ or contact Rachel, <miesra01>.

Facilities Services warns of icy sidewalks and streets

Facilities Services reminds everyone to be cautious when walking on campus sidewalks and streets. Some of the areas have ice on them due to the melting snow refreezing overnight. The grounds crew is working early in the morning to check the known problem areas. The best possible equipment will be used for the conditions. Typically the brushes work best for cleaning bare concrete. Contact Facilities Services, 387-1146, to report a patch of ice that needs attention.

Planned network maintenance March 29

On Friday, March 29, LIS will upgrade our Network Access Control System. This work will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to be completed before noon. During this time, users may be unable to connect to the LCWireless and LCWireless5G networks. The LCGuest wireless network and the Wired network will remain available during the upgrade.

The Norse Athletic Association is now taking reservations for spring sports luncheon

The spring Norse Athletic Association luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, April 2, in Peace Dining Room. The cost for lunch is $5. The event will feature all spring sports coaches speaking on their respective seasons to date. Please RSVP to Mark Franzen, 387-1588 or <franma03>.

Community Supported Agriculture reimbursement program                                

Recognizing the importance of vegetable consumption as part of a healthy diet, Wellness, Sustainability and the Health Care Council are collaborating to offer up to 100 faculty and staff a 50 percent reimbursement, up to $100, on vegetable Community Supported Agriculture shares. All .75 FTE employees are eligible to participate. Visit the sustainability website to learn more about the requirements, connect with a farm and register for the program. Deadline for subscribing is May 1, but we encourage you to sign up early. We anticipate these spots filling up quickly.

Book Shop now accepting entries for sixth annual Peep diorama contest

The Book Shop is now accepting entries for the sixth annual Peep diorama contest. Entries can be made by departments or by individuals. Get creative and compete for great prizes. Entries are due in the Book Shop by Thursday, April 4, with winners announced at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 5.

Easter sale in the Book Shop

All Easter gift items in the Book Shop are now available for a 25 percent discount.

Book Shop spring sale

Spring sale going on in the Book Shop March 18-28. Luther 16 oz. tumblers in assorted colors with straws were $12.99, now on sale for $8. Luther picnic blankets were $29.99, now on sale for $16. 2-in-1 tumblers for hot and cold beverages with straws were $17.99, now on sale for $11.

Parking available in Larson lot during spring break for faculty and staff

Faculty and Staff may utilize the student spaces near Larson for parking Tuesday-Friday, March 26-29. Norby House is open for students over break so the spaces designated for that hall are still reserved for Norby residents.

Seeking Staff Excellence Award nominees

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due April 12 in the Human Resources office. Winners will be announced at Luther College Staff Day in May. More information about the award and the nomination process can be found at http://www.luther.edu/hr/award/.

Ice cream cakes available at C-Store

The C-Store has ice cream cakes available for your special celebration. Complement dessert with local K'uun Coffee that is also available from the C-Store. Dining dollars, staff charge, debit and credit cards are all accepted. During spring break, coffee orders can be made through Dining Services.


Events this week

April 2, "The Life and Music of Theodora Cormontan," Michael and Bonnie Jorgensen, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

April 2, SAC Concert, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, 7:30 p.m., Regents Center

Chapel this week

Spring/Easter break, March 26-April 2: No chapel

Sports results

Luther softball defeated Bethel University, 10-7, 9-8, on March 19 in Rochester, Minn.

Clare Slagel '16 competed in the Women's Swimming and Diving NCAA III National Championships March 20-23 in Shenandoah, Texas. Slagel placed 22nd from the field of 36 competitors in the 500 freestyle, posting a time of 5:01.65, breaking her own school record by three seconds. Slagel earned all-American honors twice with a fourth place finish in the A Finals of the 100 backstroke and a third place finish in the 200 backstroke. Slagel becomes the third Luther female swimmer to earn individual all-America honors and the first since 2008. 

The National Association of Basketball Coaches has announced that Tyler Wedemeier has been selected to play in the 2013 Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. The all-star game was played March 23, prior to the NCAA Division III semifinals at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Wedemeier becomes the first player from the Iowa Conference to be selected to play in the Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game.

'The Life and Music of Theodora Cormontan' performance April 2

As part of the continuing effort to pay homage to its strong Norwegian roots, Luther will host a performance in honor of the highly accomplished Norwegian composer Theodora Cormontan. "The Life and Music of Theodora Cormontan" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the NRH. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. Performed by Bonnie and Michael Jorgensen of Gustavus Adolphus College, "The Life and Music of Theodora Cormontan" combines storytelling and musical elements to showcase the life of the Norwegian composer.

Peep-tacular Day in the Book Shop April 5

Enjoy everything Peeps on Friday, April 5 when the Book Shop celebrates the sixth annual Peep-tacular Day. Vote for your favorite Peeps diorama, toss a peep bean bag to win a store wide discount and enjoy Peeps, rice krispie treats and punch. Winners of the diorama contest will be announced at 3:30 p.m. 

Gabriele Villarini to lecture on Midwest flooding April 4

Gabriele Villarini from the University of Iowa IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering Program, will give a lecture titled "Is it Going to Rain Tomorrow? Heavy Rainfall and Flooding over the Central United States," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Valders 262. Villarini will discuss his research, focused on flood forecasting for the Midwest given climate and land use change scenarios. All are welcome.

Laurie Zaring to present the Paideia Text and Issues Lecture April 9

Laurie Zaring will present the Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture "Beauty is in the Ear of the Listener" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the CFL. In her lecture, Zaring will speak about the situations in which we profile others for their language, the situations in which we may find ourselves profiled by others and how we can overcome these judgments and learn to listen intelligently. A reception will follow the lecture in Qualley Lounge. Both the lecture and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Public screening of new documentary April 10

Arcos Films presents the acclaimed new documentary, "Switch: Discover the Future of Energy," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Valders 206. The documentary is designed to give straight answers to today's most important energy questions: Is fracking polluting our water? How dangerous is nuclear? Will we run out of oil? Can we clean up coal? Will renewables power our future? The film is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Spring Fling community service day April 13

Volunteers from Luther's student congregation will help Decorah residents with spring chores Saturday, April 13 during the annual Spring Fling community service day. Decorah residents can sign up by contacting Luther College Ministries, 387-1271 or <ministry>. Deadline for registration is Monday, April 8. Residents requesting Spring Fling assistance should provide a brief explanation of the spring chores they would like accomplished during the allotted 90 minutes. 

LIS partners with Dean's office to offer summer 2013 faculty workshop

LIS and the Dean's office are partnering to offer a workshop, "Enhancing Student Learning Through Information Literacy and Technology," for faculty June 3-6. Participants will consider course-specific information literacy principles within the context of departmental/program goals, as well as teaching goals in relation to use of technology such as multimedia, social media, new media literacies, hardware, software, etc. For additional information and application visit: http://lis.luther.edu/studentlearningworkshop2013. Individuals, pairs or teams from departments are welcome to apply. Contact Andi Beckendorf, <beckenan>, or Diane Gossman, <gossmand>, with questions. Applications are due May 6. 

Student Recitals

Kristin Flak '14 will perform a violin recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Molly Clementz '13 will perform a mezzo-soprano recital at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. 

Victoria LaCroix '14 will perform a soprano recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Beth Martens '14 will perform a mezzo-soprano recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Sarah Lemon '13 will perform a soprano recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Marissa Satern '14 will perform a soprano recital at noon, Sunday, April 14.

Student recitals are held in the NRH with receptions following each performance. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission. 


Andrew Ellingsen attended the national conference of the Organization of American Kodály Educators in Hartford, Conn., completing his two-year term on the national board. Ellingsen presented a conference session titled "Orff Schulwerk in the Kodály Classroom" and led the community dance for more than 300 honor choir students, parents and music educators.

Ruth Kath, Sean Burke, Rebecca Sullivan and Corey Landstrom represented Luther at the second national conference of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education. An extension of the previous Lilly-funded Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation, NetVUE is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges with generous support of Lilly Endowment, Inc. Luther is a founding member of NetVUE. At the conference, Sullivan did a presentation on the Paideia 450 course she has developed under Luther's "Sense of Vocation" program, "Here on Earth: Preparing for Vocation in a Sustainable Global Community."

Rachel Faldet's essay, "Leaf Senescence," appears in the Spring 2013 issue of Ruminate Magazine. In January, Faldet gave a presentation on creative nonfiction for Liz Fox's Decorah High School composition class.  

Paige Armstrong '12 and Tyler Hagy '13 competed at the American Choral Director's Association national convention on March 14 in Dallas, Texas, as part of the Undergraduate Conducting Competition. Armstrong and Hagy were both named semi-finalists along with seven other undergraduate students around the country. Armstrong went on to the finals and won this year's competition.

Cate Anderson '14 and Maggie Steinberg '15 have been selected as Peace Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year. The pair will spend seven weeks this summer studying peace and conflict resolution in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway. 



To Doug and Judy Craft on the death of Doug's father, Roger Craft, 78, who passed away on March 19.

New employee

Issac Hammerly began his position as Assistant Football Coach on March 4.His office is Regents 11C, telephone 387-1024.

Jennaya Robison named new director of Cathedral and Aurora choirs

Luther announces the appointment of Jennaya Robison as the college's director of Cathedral and Aurora choirs and assistant professor of music. Robison will begin at Luther in the fall. Robison currently serves as director of music ministry at La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church in Scottsdale, Ariz. She has held faculty and teaching positions at Luther, the University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico.

Position opening

Clothing buyer: Accepting applications for the position of clothing buyer in the Luther Book Shop. Buyer responsibilities include: sales forecasting, purchasing, establishing ship dates, approving artwork, receiving and merchandising both in-store and on the Book Shop’s website. Customer service responsibilities include: in-store assistance, phone assistance, and running a cash register. A high school education is required. Retail and clothing purchasing experience preferred. Must be able to lift and move oversized boxes and stand for extended hours at times. Some flexibility in hours is required. Review of applications will begin immediately. Send a letter of application, resume and names and contact information for three professional references, one of which is a former supervisor, to <hr>.


For sale: Beautiful five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath, newer home built in 2007, with three-car garage. Built on .7 acre. Country setting located only 10 minutes from downtown Decorah. Great family neighborhood. Contact Karen, <durnka01> or (608) 386-0435.

Wanted: Used cell phone chargers. In particular, I need the usb-micro B connection that most newer devices use. For more specifics visit: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10215. Also looking for RCA cable, all lengths, looks like this:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/hosa-dual-rca-rca-cable/333025000000096. Contact Brooke, 382-4552 or <wbjoyce3>. 

Nanny available: Sophomore Luther student available for work this summer as an experienced babysitter/nanny, full-time or part-time position. Also willing to consider live-in position. Sweet, fun, creative, flexible, loves kids and pets. Has a car for transporting needs around town. Also available for house sitting or pet sitting from May 20-Aug. 23. References and resume are available. Contact Becca, <chapre01> or (612) 581-3160.

House sitter available: Luther junior planning to stay in Decorah on a summer research grant. Available to house sit for all or part of the summer. I am willing to do household chores such as taking care of pets and tending to lawns and gardens. References available upon request. Contact Aaron, <zaunaa01>.

For sale: Grey Grand-Am, four-door. Great on mileage. 160,000 miles. Four new tires. Asking $4,995. Contact Shelia, 387-1461.

Wanted: Boy's vest and shirt for Nordic Fest, size 3-5, and a girl's bunad, size 1-3. If your children have outgrown these costumes, contact Diane, 419-5607.

For sale: Toyota Camry LE 2001, grey beige exterior and interior with cloth seats. One owner, 140,000 miles, always fully serviced by Rochester Toyota. Good tires, no rust, a few minor scratches and bumps. Registered in Decorah from purchase until 2012 when we moved to Minnesota, but we can bring it to Decorah on relatively short notice. Asking $4,500. Contact <christianson> or (612) 333-2396.  

Seeking work: Luther Junior seeking work in Decorah area for spring and summer. Personable problem solver with strong work ethic. Experience/interests include: custodial services, gardening, landscaping, painting, home and yard maintenance, physical labor, audio/video/computer technology, as well as handiwork. Knowledge of photo-editing and design programs. Experience working with children and pets. Odd jobs welcomed. Flexible schedule. Wishing to help make your summer enjoyable and comfortable. Contact Ian Carstens, <carsia01> or 495-2182.


Sustainability tip

Consider setting up an area in your department to store and share small appliances. A shared appliance area can help reduce the use of multiple small appliances, like mini-refrigerators, within a department.

LIS tip

Routine maintenance and service work on network systems occurs early Thursday mornings between midnight and 8 a.m. Users are reminded that they must stay logged out of datatel, my.luther, and safari during this time. Visit http://lis.luther.edu/tips#T27 for more info.

And finally…

At last week's March staff meeting we heard from the wellness and sustainability departments about the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. Check out some of these links to learn some quick tips for increasing your healthy food consumption this spring and into the summer:

An in-depth introduction to CSA: https://www.biodynamics.com/csa.html 

Tips to increase your vegetable consumption: http://www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/sneaking-veggies-into-your-daily-diet/

Tips to mastering the local farmers market: http://www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating/eat-safe/farmers-market-intro-50060209#slide-1