Tuesday, April 16

TUESDAY 4/16/13

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Staff reception invitation from the Torgersons

We invite all Luther staff to our 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. Our home is located at 711 Ridge Road. We look forward to this opportunity to thank you for 14 years of friendship and great work!

-Rick and Judy

April staff meeting

The last staff meeting of the academic year will be offered twice in the Peace Dining Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, and 9 a.m. Thursday, April 18. President and Mrs. Torgerson will be joined by three Luther seniors who will all offer reflections on their Luther journey.

Honoring the Torgersons

Mark your calendars for two dates in May when the campus will pay tribute to President Rick and Mrs. Judy Torgerson. The Torgerson's will be honored Friday, May 3, as part of the annual Student Research Symposium, and are invited to "A Torgerson Tribute: 14 Years of Mojo from the Get-go!" at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16.


Summer hours to begin May 20

Summer hours will begin on Monday, May 20.
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 45-minute lunch breaks; total hours 8.25
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 30-minute lunch breaks, no morning or afternoon breaks; total hours 7

Each office must be staffed by at least one employee until 5 p.m. on Fridays. Breaks will not be scheduled at the end of the work day. We will return to regular work hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, on Monday, Aug. 26. 

Holiday schedule for summer and academic calendar

Monday, May 27, 2013, Memorial Day  
Thursday, July 4, 2013, Independence Day
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013,  Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, New Year’s Eve Holiday*    
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, Christmas Holiday    
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, Christmas Day
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, New Year’s Day
Friday, April 18, 2014, Good Friday
Monday, May 26, 2014, Memorial Day

Personal Day, to be used from Sept. 1, 2013 through Aug. 31, 2014. (May not be split between days.)

* The New Year’s Eve holiday will be observed on Monday, Dec. 23 to allow employees more time with their families at Christmas. 

** Please note that January Term classes begin Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Maintenance repairs in the Center for Faith and Life until May 31

Workers will be on campus until May 31 to repair through-wall flashings on the CFL. The flashings prevent water infiltration from getting into the building. Crews will initially work on the front roof of the building and on the west side slanted roof.  Parking spaces on the west side of the CFL will not be available. A scaffold system will be in place for exiting the CFL on the west side. 

Community Supported Agriculture reimbursement program deadline May 1                    

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. Registration deadline is May 1, but we encourage you to sign up early. There are only about 30 more open spots available. For more information and to register visit: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/food/education/csa/.

Senior Sendoff scheduled for May 16

Faculty and staff are encouraged to "save the date" for the 2013 Senior Sendoff. Sponsored by Student Senate and the Alumni office, Senior Sendoff has become an annual celebration, bringing together soon-to-be graduates with faculty/staff for an evening of conversation and dancing.  Senior Sendoff will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Hotel Winneshiek. Register for the event before May 13 by going to: https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/senior_sendoff/

'Clear Out The Clearance' sale in the Book Shop

Now through Saturday, April 20 take an extra 20 percent off the already low-price clearance items in the Book Shop. You'll be "swept" away by the great prices.

Energy audits available for Luther Black Hills Energy customers

Luther employees who are Black Hills customers can get a high quality energy audit from the Winneshiek Energy District for only $100. In addition to the valuable insight the audit provides, participants are eligible for the Black Hills rebates that can help cover up to 70 percent of some energy upgrades. For more information and to register contact Joel Zook, <emailjoel> or 382-4207, extension 2#.

National Library Week book sale April 15-19

Preus Library's annual National Library Week book sale will be held Monday-Friday, April 15-19. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books will be available. Book prices are reduced daily.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Luther

Throughout April, Luther College will be celebrating Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Campus-wide events to raise awareness include the National Day of Outreach, "PELVIS," a movement workshop, "This Radiant Place," a guided movement explanation, Council Practice meetings and International Denim Day on April 24. Luther is also reassessing its campus policies in regard to sexual assault survivors and has recently opened the Luther College Center for Women and Gender Equality. For more information or to get involved, contact Sarah Stadie, <stadsa03>.


Events this week

Now-May 19, Art Exhibit, John Snyder, "New Work," CFL second floor

April 16, LC Woman's Club, Bonnie Koloc, "Visual Voice," 1:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Peace Dining Room

April 16, Religion Forum, Robert Shedinger, "Radically Open: Transcending Religious Identity in an Age of Anxiety," 6:30 p.m., F.W. Olin Building, Room 102

April 16, Luther Ensemble Concert, Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

April 17, Philosophy Colloquium, Robin James, "Monstrosity and Damage as Human Capital in 'Gaga Feminism'"4:30 p.m., F.W. Olin Building, Room 102

April 17, Luther Ensemble Concert, Cantorei and Luther Ringers, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

April 18, Luther Ensemble Concert, Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

April 19, Luther Ensemble Concert, Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m., CFL

Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 17: Pastor Mike Blair, Cathedral Choir 

Friday, April 19: Father Phil Gibbs

Monday, April 22: Jon Jensen, Tom Witt and Mary Preus, Earth Day

Sports this week

April 16, Luther softball v. UW-La Crosse, 3 p.m.

April 20, Men's tennis v. Central College, 9 a.m., and v. Wartburg College, noon.

April 20, Luther softball v. Simpson College, 2 p.m.

April 21, Women's tennis v. Augustana-Rock Island, 2 p.m.

Sports results

USA Sports Tours and Events has announced that Luther forward, Jon Gednalske '16, has been selected to play for the USA D-3 All-Star Soccer Team that will tour Brazil in May. The USA D-3 All-Star team is comprised of 14 players from across the nation who were recognized as some of the top players in their conference, region and nation. The team tour will run from May 20-29.

Men's golf competed in the Wartburg Invitational April 13-14 in Waverly. The team placed fifth out of a total 12 teams.

Women's golf competed in the Mt. Mercy Invite April 13-14 in Cedar Rapids. The team placed ninth out of a total 11 teams.

Men's tennis defeated Simpson College, 9-0, April 13 at home. The team traveled to Waterloo April 14 and defeated Grinnell College 7-1.

The men and women's track and field team won the team titles during the Norse Relays meet, April 13.

Luther baseball was defeated in a doubleheader against Simpson College on April 13, 1-2 and 6-7.

Run/Walk for Boston

All runners, joggers, walkers, rollers, stumblers and movers are invited to come show sympathy and support for the victims of the April 15 Boston bombing from 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Whippy Dip. The group will begin with a moment of silence, followed by a 30 minute, go at your own pace, tribute run/walk down the sidewalks of Water Street to Don Jose's and back to the Whippy Dip. It's a short loop, so participants are encouraged to do the loop as many times as they can in that 30 minutes. Signs of support welcome. We will be cautious of diners, drivers and others downtown folks at that time. Share this information with anyone you think would like to also show their sympathy and support.

Luther College Woman's Club program April 16

Bonnie Koloc, visual and recording artist, will present "Visual Voice," at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Peace Dining Room. All women are welcome. For information on the shuttle service available from the Decorah swimming pool lot, call 382-4999. For childcare needs, call 382-8604.

Religion Forum lecture April 16

Robert Shedinger, associate professor of religion, will present a Religion Forum lecture at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Olin 102. The lecture, "Radically Open: Transcending Religious Identity in an Age of Anxiety," is based on his book of the same title and will discuss how modern American society serves to foster the anxiety epidemic and how it prohibits anxiety sufferers' access to the spiritual resources they desperately need. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Generation Me: Why Today's Students are More Assertive, Confident, Entitled, and More Miserable Than Ever Before'

Jean Twenge from San Diego State University will speak at Luther April 16-17 on what it means to be a college student today. Her April 16 lecture, “Generation Me: Why Today’s Students are More Assertive, Confident, Entitled, and More Miserable Than Ever Before,” will be held in Valders 206 from 8-9:30 p.m.

On April 17 she will speak on “The Narcissism Epidemic and How to Address It,” from 9-10:30 a.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. Twenge is an internationally recognized expert in this field and works from a database of 11 million. She is known for her witty and engaging lectures. 

Local artist on display at Luther

An exhibit from local artist John Snyder titled "New Work" will be on display now through May 19 on the upper level of the CFL. A gallery reception for Snyder will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. This art display will include works that are grounded in a so-called "Church of the Unknown" which reflects Snyder's personal mythology that draws on several sources, including self-taught art, Christian iconography, pre-Renaissance Italian frescoes, Buddhist cave paintings, and African and Oceania imagery.

Luther College Ringers and Cantorei ensemble to perform concert April 17

The Luther Ringers will join Cantorei for a combined concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the NRH. The Cantorei portion of the program will include two sets of music. The first set will include sacred music and the second set of music will feature more contemporary music that speaks to the diversity of experiences in women's lives. The Ringers portion of the concert centers on bell transcriptions of classical repertoire.

Luther to host 'Celebrate Ability' awareness event April 17

Luther invites the community to "Celebrate Ability" on disability awareness day April 17. The day's events will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Union with a "Wheel of Ability" game. There will also be an online petition available for participants to sign in the Union, pledging to remove the word retard, also known as the "R word," from their everyday vocabulary. A panel of student speakers will discuss their personal experiences with disabilities from 7-8 p.m. in Valders 206.

'Monstrosity & Damage as Human Capital in "Gaga Feminism"'

Join professor Robin James at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, for a discussion on the philosophy of contemporary musicians Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more in her lecture, "Monstrosity & Damage as Human Capital in 'Gaga Feminism'." The lecture, open to the public with no charge for admission, will take place in Olin 102.

Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band to perform April 18

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the CFL. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform several works, including a staple piece of wind band literature, Vincent Persichett's "Divertimento for Band" Op. 42. The Varsity Band's program includes work inspired by the music of Latin America.

Minneapolis artist to offer discussion April 19

Minneapolis artist Pat Benincasa will be discussing her work, currently on display in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery, at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19. The discussion will also be held in the Wigley-Fleming Gallery. All are welcome to join the conversation.

Luther College Philharmonia spring concert April 19

The Luther College Philharmonia will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Philharmonia will perform a piece inspired by a poem written by Modest Mussorgsky titled, "Night on Bald Mountain," and arranged and orchestrated by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The ensemble will also perform Symphony No. 2 in B major, op. 5, "Bogatyr" by Alexander Borodin.

Persick to present the Brudos Family Opera Prize recital April 20

Erin Angeline Persick '13, will present the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize recital at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 20, in the NRH. Persick is the 2012-13 recipient of the Brudos Family Opera Prize. She will perform works by Haydn, Respighi, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff and Previn. Collaborating on piano is Jessica Paul, professor of music. A reception will follow the performance. Both the recital and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther alumna to speak on experiences in Palestine April 20-23

Alma Gast '10, will be on campus speaking at several events about her yearlong experience in Palestine. She will offer a public discussion at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in the Mott Room titled, "An American in Palestine: Learning to see with new eyes." There will be a brown bag lunch with students at noon Monday, April 22. Gast will complete her time at Luther by offering the Don Kemp Memorial Lecture, "Following the Rainbow: Stories and Adventures," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Baker Commons. The memorial lecture will also celebrate the life of Don Kemp, former social work faculty member.

Guest artist performance in dance and theater: Nick Bryson in residence April 21-24

Nick Bryson, co-artistic director of Legitimate Bodies Dance Company based in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre in County Offaly, Ireland, will complete a residency at Luther College April 21-24. Bryson's workshop will take place 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday, April 21-23.

He will also teach two classes while on campus and hold a performance at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in Studio II in the Center for the Arts.

Richard Simon Hanson presents "Poetry for Various Reasons" at ArtHaus April 21

Professor emeritus, noted scholar and storyteller Richard Simon Hanson will offer a program of his original poetry at ArtHaus on Sunday, April 21 from 3-4 p.m. ArtHaus is located at 508 W. Water St. The program will include collaboration with local harpist Otter Dreaming. Hanson is offering the program in celebration of National Poetry Month and as a benefit to ArtHaus with a suggested donation at the door of $5 or more. For more information call ArtHaus, 382-5440.

Luther presents 'Singing Justice Together' April 21

The community is invited to explore connections between justice, faith song and community with the 2013 Sihler Lecture "Singing Justice Together." The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 21, in Studio II of the Center for the Arts. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther College Cathedral Choir to perform Homecoming Concert April 23

The Luther Cathedral Choir will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the CFL. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Cathedral Choir will perform works by Johannes Brahms, Jan Sweelinck, Giovanni Palestrina, Rihards Dubra, Brooke Joyce, Eric Whitacre, Morten Lauridsen, Eleanor Daley and arrangements by Paul J. Christiansen, Jeffrey Ames and Moses Hogan.

'Alternative Fuel Vehicles' information session April 24

Learn everything you wanted to know about alternative fuel vehicles. Local speakers include Larry Grimstad and Chris Schneider from LaCrosse Honda Motorwerks. Speakers will present on various alternative fuel vehicles and discuss what effect renewable fuels have on the environment and fuel economy. Following the session will be a demonstration featuring a Honda Civic natural gas vehicle, a plug-in Prius and a Chevrolet Volt. For more information contact Erika Kambs, <kamber01>.

Luther College Jazz Orchestra to perform tour homecoming concert April 25

The Luther College Jazz Orchestra will perform a tour homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25. The concert will include classic standards by Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Astor Piazzolla, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker in addition to more recent compositions by Gordon Goodwin, Rick Lawn, and Luther's own composer-in-residence, Brooke Joyce. Traditional Brazilian dance music arranged for the ensemble will also be featured to round out a diverse program of Latin, swing and fusion styles.

Discussion of spring theater production April 26

Sponsored by the English and theater departments and by the Center for Ethics and Public Life, Eric Baack, Andy Hageman and Kate Narveson will lead a discussion of, "Arcadia," the play that Kristen Underwood is directing as this spring's theater production. The discussion will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Borlaug room of the Union. Refreshments will be provided. The event will focus around the ways in which the play invites discussion of nature and the human. Copies of the script are available in the book store at no charge for those who would like to participate.

Luther to host guest lecture on local food systems April 30

Philip Ackerman-Leist, farmer, author and Green Mountain College associate professor, will present "Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for the Food We Share," a lecture on local food systems at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Valders 206. A signing session with Ackerman-Leist will follow the lecture. Both the lecture and the book signing are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Student recitals

Jacob Schnabel '14, will perform a bass voice recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

Andrea Keuper '14, will perform a soprano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

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.


His Excellency Ambassador Wegger Chr. Strømmen of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. has the honor of announcing that the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit will be conferred on President Richard Torgerson. President Torgerson will be awarded the Order by Norwegian Honorary Consul Quentin Boyken on behalf of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway as a program of events takes place on Luther's campus on Friday, May 3.

Sarah Floden '15, Rob Manges '16, Andrew Meland '13 and assistant professor Holly Moore represented the philosophy department at the 15th annual Midwest Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., April 5-6. Floden presented her paper, "Accounting for Change: Parallels in the Work of Parmenides and Aristotle," Meland presented his paper, "A Refutation of Empiricism," and Moore presented the keynote lecture for the conference, "Cultivating Difference: The Gardens of Adonis and the Order of Demeter."

Alexander Greiner '14, received a $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship based on academic merit. He is one of 271 students to receive the scholarship out of a pool of 1,107 candidates. The Goldwater Scholars were selected from a field of mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.

Evan Mitchell '14, is the recipient of the 2013-14 Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. The Brudos Prize is a $5,000 award to be presented annually by Alan and Sally Brudos to a rising senior voice student at Luther who is preparing for a career in opera performance.

Jim Martin-Schramm spoke about "Luther's Renewable Energy Projects and Climate Action Goals" at the Luther College Lunch Connection for friends and alumni in the Des Moines area April 12.

Kirk Larsen presented a talk titled "Insects of Middle Earth: Big, Bad, Bizarre and Beautiful" at the Iowa Day of Insects conference on April 6 at the Reiman Gardens in Ames.

Kate Elliott and David Kamm attended the 2013 Foundations in Art: Theory and Education conference hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. Elliot moderated a panel titled, "More than Just Office Decoration: The College Teaching Collection," and presented a paper titled "Learning Professionals: The Student-curator in the Classroom and Gallery." Kamm's presentation, "Drawn to Form: The Sculpture Project," was part of a panel titled "Stop Being Flat: Bridging 2-D Drawing to 3-D Space in the First Year."

Evgenia Fotiou presented the paper "Perspectives on Teaching about Indigenous Religions in College" at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, April 4-7, in New Orleans.

Brian Caton presented a paper, "The Transition from Animal Capital to Land Capital in Colonial Punjab, 1850-1900," to a conference on "Asian Ecologies: Capital, Modernity, and the Environment," on April 6, at Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.

Derek Sweet, Sarah Wilder and Thomas C. Johnson presented a panel, "New Media and Popular Pedagogy," at the recent Central States Communication Association convention. This panel was nominated by the Iowa Communication Association for presentation at CSCA as the "Best of Iowa Showcase" panel.

Diane Scholl's poem "Lilacs" appears in the spring issue of Cider Press Review. Her poem "Graven Image" appeared in Ruminate's fall 2012 issue. "In the Bleak Midwinter" appears in the winter issue of Sow's Ear Poetry Review.

Jayme Nelson has published two peer-reviewed teaching strategies "Sentinel Event Simulation Presentation" and "Practicing Effective Provider Phone Contacts" with the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Institute. The QSEN project is funded by Robert Wood Johnson and is a national initiative developed to educate nursing students on patient safety and quality health care delivery.



To Adam and Gwen Strand on the April 12 birth of Keira Joy. Keira was born premature weighing 3 pounds, and measuring 15 1/2 inches at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. Mom and baby are doing well.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone that attended my farewell reception or sent well wishes. I was very humbled by all the kind words. I will miss Luther friends and colleagues that have supported me over the years. Luther has so many dedicated and talented people supporting the students and the mission of Luther. I will truly miss being a part of all that makes Luther great, which is the awesome people. Thank you to everyone in Student Life. You are a dedicated team whom I will miss, but know your friendship will always be remembered.

-Slainte, JoEllen 

We wish to send a big thank you to President Rick and Judy Torgerson, the Luther community and Mom's Upward Bound family for all the support at the time of Mom's untimely death. She touched many lives in her 50 years at Luther. We will miss her.

-Family of Colletta Vick


To Lise Kildegaard and family on the death of Lise's mother, Fylla Kildegaard, March 18. The memorial service was held in Minneapolis April 6.

To the family of Regent emeritus, the Rev. Richard I. Preis, 83, who passed away April 8 in Kansas City, Mo. Rev. Preis served on the Board of Regents from 1990-2003. He was diagnosed with ALS last fall.


Wanted: Luther student looking for an apartment to rent during the summer vacation, preferably one close to the college campus. Please contact me as soon as possible so that I can make plans for the summer, <maphhl01>.

For sale: Men's Nike walking/hiking boots for sale, brand new, size 8. $45 OBO. Contact <domiai01> to try them on.

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. References and resume are available. For more information contact Becca, <chapre01> or
(612) 581-3160.

House/pet sitter available: Sophomore Luther student available for work this summer as a house sitter. Will take care of pets, yard work, gardening, house keeping and any other requests. Experienced, responsible and flexible. Available for any period of time between May 20 and August 23. For more information contact Becca, <chapre01> or (612) 581-3160.

For sale: Trailer, $150. For more information contact, <mudpacksdelight> or leave a message at 382-6022.

Help wanted: Come from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 13, at Palisades Park to weed the invasive garlic mustard plant. Go past the park entrance along the gravel road by the river half a mile to the end. Arrive before 10 a.m. as we will be moving around the area. Bring gloves, hand diggers and hoes. We will also have some supplies on hand. Garlic mustard kills woodland plants, including young trees. Learn how to identify and weed this invasive plant. For more information contact Mary Lewis, <marmax> or 382-6349.


Sustainability tip

There is now a large shredder available for use in the Document Center, located on the ground floor of the Main Building. Hours are Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Stop in during regular business hours for this new self service benefit provided to you by Luther. Paper shredded will be recycled. 

LIS tip

Visit the book sale in the library this week. Hundreds of books are on sale, and prices decline daily.

And finally…

"Don't worry about being worried. You're heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else."

-Tracy Kidder