Tuesday, April 30

TUESDAY 4/30/13

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Honoring the Torgersons

As part of the Student Research Symposium opening plenary at 9 a.m. Friday, May 3, in the CFL, President Torgerson will be honored with the Norwegian Royal Order of Merit. The entire campus is invited to attend the plenary session and the reception that will follow at 10:15 a.m. in Bentdahl Commons. Following the reception will be an all-college picnic at noon. The reception and picnic are opportunities for students, faculty and staff to extend best wishes to the Torgersons.

Faculty Recognition Dinner deadline May 3

Tickets are available for the Faculty Recognition Dinner Thursday, May 9. A reception will be hosted by President Rick and Mrs. Judy Torgerson at 5:30 p.m. in Hammarskjold with a 6 p.m. dinner in Peace, and a program to follow in the CFL. Thanks to the support from the Office of the Dean, tickets are only $10 and are on sale through May 3. No tickets will be sold after May 3. If you wish to purchase tickets using cash, check or credit card please stop by or contact the Box Office, 387-1357. To purchase tickets using a staff or faculty ID submit the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F6QcDWMzinzpCu8dMuoa0BVpg3bVDZ4hjjHAMRTCOHg/viewform?sid=1f74aaec8bc5a660&token=4g9wEz4BAAA.3ni31WpU9KUShLwT93qH2g.0SvS2_nWmuXGVd8dPxGATQ.

Retirees who will be recognized at the dinner include: Richard Halverson, professor of psychology; Kate Martinson, professor of art; Mark Muggli, professor of English; Peter Scholl, professor of English; Marv Slind, professor of history; Wendy Stevens, assistant professor of biology, and Jennifer Cantine, instructor in communication studies and General Manager of KWLC.

Faculty who will be recognized for 25 years of service include: Richard Bernatz, professor of math; Chuck Christianson, professor of accounting and management; Mike Engelhardt, professor of political science, and David Faldet, professor of English.

Torgerson tribute May 16

Celebrate Rick and Judy Torgerson's leadership at Luther by coming to "A Torgerson Tribute: 14 Years of Mojo from the Get-go!" at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the CFL. This is not a ticketed event but we ask you to RSVP at https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/torgersons/.


No classes May 3 for Student Research Symposium

A reminder that there are no classes scheduled for Friday, May 3 to encourage attendance and participation in the Student Research Symposium. To see the full schedule for the day visit: https://www.luther.edu/symposium/schedule/.

Fiscal year end approaching

The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching. Remember all supplies, materials, etc., must be received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 12-13 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices (no faxed copies), and supporting purchase orders/purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to Office for Financial Services by June 12 to be included in FY 12-13 budget. Items for deposit must be sent to Office for Financial Services by June 7. Thanks for helping Office for Financial Services close out the year in a timely manner.

Save the date for Staff Day 2013

Staff Day will be held Thursday, June 6. Prepare for an afternoon filled with fun and adventure. More information will follow in the weeks to come.

Facilities Services to conduct boiler inspections

Facilities Services will shut down and inspect the boilers Tuesday, May 21 at 7 a.m. The steam should be back on by 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Hot water will not be available in the Union, Farwell, Larsen, Brandt, Regents Center, Ylvisaker, Olin and Valders, and limited in Miller/Dieseth and Sampson Hoffland. Some buildings will be cooler when the boiler is shutdown. Contact Facilities, 387-1146, to report problems.

Sophos support ending May 2013

At the end of May, LIS will no longer support Sophos Anti-Virus for personally owned computers. Faculty, staff and students will need to remove Sophos and acquire their own anti-virus to protect their computers. Help Desk staff will be available to assist with the process. For more information and a list of free alternative anti-virus products, visit http://tinyurl.com/awme9g8.

Paigaam seeking donations of books and suitcases

Paigaam, a student organization committed to peace and non-violence training, is working to set up a library for youth in the Kashmir region of northern India. We need story books, educational books and extra suitcases to use for shipping the books. For more information or to make a donation contact, <paigaampeace>.

Grow veggies in the Luther Community Garden

The garden season is right around the corner. Whether you are a lifetime gardener looking for a new space, interested in trying your hand at growing some veggies for the first time or somewhere in-between, you are welcome at the community garden. We offer full 20' x 20' plots for $25 and half plots, 20' x 10', for $15. If a half or full plot seems too big for your needs, keep in mind that you can share with a colleague. Plots will be available sometime in the middle of May, depending on weather. If interested, complete the plot request form by Friday, May 10. For more information contact Maren Stumme-Diers, <stumma01>.

Missing umbrellas in Admissions Visitor Center

Have you borrowed an umbrella from Admissions lately? If so, please return it to the Admissions Visit Center as soon as possible. We seem to be missing several.

Desserts in Decorah looking for hosts

Looking for a few more homes to host Desserts in Decorah for first-year students from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3. Open your home to a small group of first year students for dessert. Transportation can be arranged if you do not live close enough for students to walk from campus. For more information contact Jane, <hildebja> or 387-1008 or Sue, <halversu> or 387-1020. To register complete the following form by May 1: https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEI5NEkyYlNLUUZicC1ibllxeDBMTnc6MA#gid=0.

Summer 2013 enhancements to library catalog; Encore and Magnus will end

This summer, Preus Library will implement a new catalog system with enhanced search options, with access to both Luther and worldwide materials through WorldCat. If you want to explore, the WorldCat search tab currently on the library’s homepage is similar to how the new interface will operate. Visit: http://lis.luther.edu/research. Both Encore and Magnus will be turned off when the new system is ready. Watch for more information about these changes or contact <lisinfo> with questions.

Graduation gifts available in the Book Shop

The Book Shop offers many great graduation gift ideas including Eckheart art prints for $7.50 each, "Transformed by the Journey" history books for $10, Luther College Cookbooks for $10 and much more. Stop by and see our selection.

C-Store seeking plastic bag donations

Students are using a lot of dining dollars and we are in need of more plastic bags. Bring clean, plastic shopping bags in good condition to the C-Store.

Luther to host 2013 Reason CMS Hack Doc June 3-4

The 2013 Reason CMS Hack Doc will be held in the Shirley Baker Commons June 3-4. The Reason content management system was developed at Carleton College and has been used at Luther since 2009. Developers and content managers from Beloit College, Kalamazoo College, Carleton College and Luther will gather to program, document, and plan for the next Reason CMS release. For more information visit: https://apps.carleton.edu/opensource/reason/hackdoc/.

Latest videos from Luther's YouTube channel

The Visual Media department has been busy creating new video content to help tell Luther's story. Click the links below to watch a given video. For assistance in placing a video on a Luther website, contact the Web Content team at https://www.luther.edu/webmedia/.

Luther College Shipwreck Discoveries Aboard the Nautilus

Luther College: Imsouchivy Suos

A Tragedy Like Macbeth: Behind the Scenes

J-Term Trip to Spain

Listening Live J-Term Trip

Luther College Writing Center

Student Activism: Forward on Climate Rally

Ski Luther College


Events this week

April 30, Center for Sustainable Communities Lecture, Philip Ackerman-Leist, "Rebuilding the Foodshed: Remapping Our Expectations for the Food We Share,"
7 p.m., Valders, Room 206

May 1, Philosophy Colloquium, Senior Paper Presentations, 4:30 p.m., Valders, Room 262

May 1, Career Center Workshop, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, 6 p.m., Olin 213

May 1-4, LC Theatre Performance, "Arcadia," 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre, with an additional matinee performance May 4 at 1:30 p.m.

May 2, Senior Presentations, Historian's Workshop, 7 p.m., Koren, second floor

May 2, "Three Elizabeths: An Imagining" A reading by Amy Weldon, 7-8 p.m.,
Olin 102

May 3-4, Opera Performance, "Orpheus in the Underworld," 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

May 4, Luther Ensemble Concert, Chamber Orchestra Concert, 2 p.m., NRH

May 5, Lucille Stansberry Rosholt award recital, 4 p.m., NRH

Chapel this week

Wednesday, May 1: Angela Kueny

Friday, May 3: Convocation, 9 a.m.

Monday, May 6: Katrina Hanson, senior chapel

Sports this week

April 30, Luther baseball v. Wartburg College (1x7, 1x9), 1 p.m.

May 3-4, Luther baseball v. Central College (1x7, 1x9), 1 p.m.

Sports results

Luther baseball went 1-1 against Wartburg College April 23 in Waverly, 1-4 and 6-3.

Men's tennis defeated the University of Dubuque, 9-0, and Loras College, 7-2, on April 23 in Dubuque.

Luther softball defeated Loras College, 7-0 and 6-5, April 24 in Dubuque. 

Seed Savers Exchange exhibit on display

Daydreaming about warmer weather? Considering raising your own seeds or plants this spring? Stop by Preus Library to see an exhibit on Decorah's own Seed Savers Exchange. The exhibit, co-curated by LIS student worker Paul Tuskowski and Seed Savers librarian Bill Musser, will be in the library until May 3.

'Circle + Rust' art exhibit on display in Wigley-Fleming gallery

Luther presents Pat Benincasa's paintings, "Circle + Rust," on display through May 3 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery of the Center for the Arts. Benincasa has 12 mixed-media paintings on display at Luther that focus on the industrialized cities of the American Rust Belt. She created her paintings from industrial materials and city maps, focusing on large painting of cities such as Detroit and Flint, Mich., Youngstown and Akron, Ohio, and Gary Ind.

John Ikerd lecture postponed until fall semester

The guest lecture scheduled for May 1 has been postponed until the fall semester. John Ikerd, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia, will give the guest lecture "For Those Who Eat Food: Your Perishable Future," at a date to be determined in the fall.

'Orpheus in the Underworld' May 3-4

"Orpheus in the Underworld," a parody of the classic Greek myth of music, love and loss, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 3-4 in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther Campus.

Tickets are available at the Luther Box Office; no charge for Luther faculty, staff and students, $10 for all others.

In addition to the performances, James Griesheimer will present a lecture on "Orpheus in the Underworld" at 6:30 p.m. May 3-4 in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.

"Orpheus in the Underworld" by Jacques Offenbach is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, a man with unmatched musical talent whose true love, Eurydice, died on the day of their wedding.

View preview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7Dq8iBvQcJM.

Visual and Performing Arts to present 'Arcadia' May 1-4

Thought by many to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia" will be presented May 1-4 by Luther's Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 1-4 with an additional matinee performance at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4. All performances will take place in the Jewel Theatre. Tickets are $10, $5 for students under age 18, no charge for Luther students, faculty and staff, and are available at the Luther Box Office, 387-1357 or [email protected].

"Three Elizabeths: An Imagining" A reading by Amy Weldon

Join Amy Weldon 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Olin 102 for a creative-nonfiction reading that examines and intuits connections among the lives of three young women born in the 1920s South. Pushing the limits of biography and memoir, "Three Elizabeths" explores how very different Southern women can be united by the common threads of family, femininity and home, even as their dreams carry them to far away places. Work on this project was supported by the Ylvisaker Fund for Faculty Development and the Paideia Program.

German 344 to present film production

Join the German 344 class in the premiere of their film, "Raumschiff Rethul: Mission Eichhörnchenmilch" (Spaceship Rehtul: Mission Squirrel Milk). Space aliens crash into Luther's wind turbine and need help from students in order to return home. Film will show at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in Valders 206. The film is in German with no subtitles, no charge for admission.

Luther Reuse sale May 2

Another Luther Reuse sale will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Ashmore-Jewell barn, next to Baker Village. As a replacement of the annual Luther College auction, the reuse sale will sell a variety of items no longer needed by the College. For more information and to view an inventory list, visit: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/getinvolved/announcements-events/headlines/. The inventory list will not be updated until Tuesday, April 30. For more information on how the sale works, visit: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/waste-recycling/reduction/oncampus/reusesale/.

Student Research Symposium May 3

Luther's Honors Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that the schedule for this year's Student Research Symposium is now set, and the complete schedule for the Friday, May 3, activities is posted on the research symposium website at https://www.luther.edu/symposium/schedule/. There are two separate download-able pdfs: The first includes the full Research Symposium "day-at-a-glance" and the listing of topics, presenters, sessions and abstracts. The second pdf lists the Paideia 112 research presentations.

Luther College Chamber Orchestra concert May 4

The Chamber Orchestra will present a mostly Bach program at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the NRH. Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Daniel Baldwin. The program will begin with a performance of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048. Next will be a piece written by 20th century American composer Ramiro Cortés, his "Meditation on 'Christ Lag in Todesbanden.'" The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Lucille Stansberry Rosholt award recital May 5

Luther will host the Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance Scholarship recital Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. in the NRH. The recital will be followed by an award ceremony and reception. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission. The competition recital will feature performances by three Luther music student finalists: Charles Hoeft '13, Bobby Ragoonanan '13 and Esme Wong Su Leei '14.

Retirement reception for Marv Slind May 7

Join the history department as we celebrate the retirement of Marv Slind with a reception from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the third floor atrium of Koren. All are invited for ice cream treats.

Farewell reception for Ruth Green May 10

A farewell reception will be held for Ruth Green, administrative assistant of Nursing, 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, on the patio of the south side of Valders. Rain location will be in the Valders concourse. Join us in thanking Ruth for her many years of service and dedication to the Luther Community.

Farewell reception for Roger and Amme Anderson May 10

You're invited to a farewell Open House for Roger and Amme Anderson, 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. The church is located at 701 Iowa Avenue. Roger spent well over 50 years with Luther as a student, head of the education department and in the office of the Registrar. The Andersons are relocating to Wisconsin to be closer to their sons.


Luther junior Cate Anderson and sophomore Maggie Steinberg 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. 

Lauren Kientz Anderson presented her paper, "Fellowship of Many Races: Juliette Derricotte Reflects on Her Journey Around the World," at the Organization of American Historians in San Francisco, April 13.

Lauren Kientz Anderson will have an art opening at the Bluff Country Artist Gallery in Spring Grove, Minn., 2-4 p.m. Saturday May 4. Her show, titled "Blue and Green and Eyed All Over" features whimsical wall art. Refreshments will be provided.

Craig Mosher led a panel presentation, "Making Laws and Policies: Lobbying 101," with representatives Marti Anderson and Ro Foege, at the Iowa National Association of Social Workers Annual Symposium in Des Moines, April 18.

Jane Hawley, along with dance students Adam Meyer '15, Katrina Hanson '13, Sara Maronde '14, Nicole Billips '14, Charline Abraham '15, David Mendez '14, Kelly Harris '14, and Cydney Roelandt '14, will present at the 2013 Ontario Regional Contact Jam Festival in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, May 3-5. The group will present a 12-minute performance piece, "Dancing With The Audience in Mind." The Ontario Regional Contact Jam attracts international dancers from Canada, Europe and the northeastern United States.

Amanda Hamp presented the paper "Objecting to Objectification: Experiential Aesthetics Proposes Looking to Dancers, Rather Than at Them" at the Southeast Women’s Studies Association conference in Greensboro, N.C., April 19. Hamp, together with AGA Collaborative, also presented their dance work "Like a turtle without a shell or crow’s feet." The dance performance was also presented at the Contemporary Gendered Performance and Practice conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 13, and at Spoke the Hub in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 5-6.

Jayme Nelson served as the keynote speaker for the Virtual Ability Mental Health Symposium on April 27. Her presentation, titled " Will you treat me? Funding Mental Health Care Treatment - Now and Under the Affordable Health Care Act," was presented online simultaneously in voice and text and was attended by disability advocates from the United States and Europe.



Pedro dos Santos returned to Brazil mid-semester this spring when his mother was taken seriously ill. He has shared the following website, which contains updates on his mother's condition and treatment, as well as a call for financial help as he and his family attempt to pay for her care. Visit: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-momma-dos-fight-cancer-/51146.

Thank you

A big thank you to everyone who helped celebrate the Book Shop's 75th anniversary and helped make the day most memorable.

-The Book Shop staff

New position

Carsten Earl started his new position as Help Desk lead on April 15. His office is Preus Library 223, telephone 387-1345.

Dodi Bernatz began an additional position as accounts payable clerk in the office of Financial Services April 13.

Steve Arneson began a new position as assistant director of skilled services March 1.

Gary Brickman began a new position as assistant director of environmental services- special projects March 1.  

Position opening

Campus programming technician: Full-time, 12-month position. Individual will be the venue lighting lead and offer technical direction for all campus-wide events year-round in the Center for Faith and Life’s Main Hall and Recital Hall. Position requires ability to read and implement contract riders, light and stage plots, theatrical lighting and sound reinforcement/recording/streaming. Send letter of interest, resume, and names of three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101 or <hr>.


For sale: Beautiful five bedroom, two and a half bath home with walk out basement on a .7 acre lot. Great family neighborhood in a country setting, only 10 minutes from downtown Decorah. Spacious kitchen and dining area, extra-large family room, office/bonus room, lots of storage space and a three car garage. Open house 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Contact Karen, <durnka01> or (608) 386-0435.

For sale: Great starter home, clean and well kept with many updates. Two bedrooms, one full bath, located on 305 E. Henry St., Calmar. For more information, call 419-2517. 

Wanted: Student Support Services is seeking donations of gently used three-ring binders of any size. Please bring to Preus Library, Room 108.

For sale: 1994 1/2 ton pickup truck. 4X4. Engine runs well. Has full pickup bed liner, toolbox. A bit of rust. $500. Call 419-7369.

Found: A multicolored umbrella was left at the President's house after the staff open house April 17. Please stop in the president's office if it is yours.

Tickets available: The annual Humane Society "Spring into Action" pet expo and fundraiser will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. This is a free event for the whole family. Lunch tickets will be sold in advance for a Chicken Q or Walnut Burger dinner catered by Premier Catering for $8. In addition to the lunch there will be a silent auction, bake sale, vendors, pet photography, adoption fair, educational booths, and new this year is a Flyball Fun Match featuring the Dog Gone Devils Flyball Club from Cedar Rapids. For more information see www.hsnei.org. For tickets contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

Kitten found: Looking for a good home for a black and white "tuxedo" kitten. Female, about four months old and a lover. Found in the Luther parking lot thin and hungry. Contact <bruneaod>.


Sustainability tip

Luther's Wellness office has created a new program making it easier for faculty and staff to walk, bike or carpool to work. Signing up for this program gives you free access to UHaulCarShare cars to run any personal errands during the workday.  Are there days when you would bike to work but don’t because of a doctor’s appointment in the middle of the day? Want to walk to work but don’t because of errands you need to run over the noon hour?  With this program you now have the ability to do both. For more information visit: https://www.luther.edu/sustainability/energy-climate/transportation/cars/wellness/.

LIS tip

Carry 10 or more books in one lightweight e-reading device. Students can check out a Kindle and faculty/staff a Kindle or iPad from Preus Library for two weeks. Questions? Visit lis.luther.edu/tips#T31.

And finally...

Honesty Day is celebrated on April 30 in the United States. It was invented by M. Hirsh Goldberg, who chose the last day of April since the first day of that month, April Fool's Day, celebrates pranks.

Goldberg, former press secretary to a governor of Maryland and author of five books, created National Honesty Day in the early 1990s after spending four years researching and writing "The Book of Lies." This book has been translated into Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

"The real things haven't changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong."

-Laura Ingalls Wilder