Tuesday, May 7

TUESDAY 5/7/13

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'14 Years of Mojo from the Get-go!': Torgerson tribute May 16

Luther College will hold a special program in honor of President Rick and Mrs. Judy Torgerson Thursday, May 16. The main program will be held at 8 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life, followed by a reception at 9 p.m. in Bentdahl Commons. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission. However, those who plan on attending are asked to RSVP at: https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/torgersons/.

Board of Regents on campus

The Board of Regents will hold their spring meeting May 17-18.  Pre-meeting materials are posted on Katie. Log on to Katie and under the navigation block on the left, click on "My courses," and then "Board of Regents."


Senior Recognition Convocation May 7

The annual Senior Recognition Convocation will be held at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the CFL Main Hall. The celebration will honor all members of the Class of 2013 and recognize those who have earned Latin honors, those elected to Phi Beta Kappa and to honor societies in their major fields, those who received post-graduate and departmental awards, and academic all-conference athletes. Judy Torgerson will give the address, "Reflections and Gratitude." Following convocation, a class of 2013 group photo will be taken.

Senior Sendoff registration deadline May 13
Faculty and staff are encouraged to join the seniors 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 at the Hotel Winneshiek from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Register for the event before May 13 at: https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/sendoff/.

All library books due May 10

All books checked out by faculty/staff from the main stacks of the library on or before May 5 need to be returned or renewed no later than May 10. Books checked out by faculty and staff may be renewed by emailing <library>. The new due date will be Dec. 14, the last day of classes for the fall semester. Books that have already been renewed three times will not be renewed again; rather you will need to bring these books in to the circulation desk to have them checked in and out again. View accounts online at library.luther.edu.

SPO reminder to use return addresses

Remember to put your name/office on the envelopes or letters sent to students via the SPO. If students don't pick up their mail by the end of the semester then we can send the correspondence back to you.

Direct deposit available for Flexible Benefit Plan

Current enrollees in the Flexible Benefit Plan may visit https://www.myflexonline.com/Benefits to view current pending claims, submit a claim, view claim activity and enroll in the direct deposit feature. Employees are encouraged to use the direct deposit feature. Direct deposit eliminates the chance of a misplaced check, and monies may be deposited in either checking or savings accounts.

Paideia summer reading book now available

The summer reading for the Fall 2013 incoming class is "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar. The Dean's office and the Paideia Endowment have made a limited number of copies available free of charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who are not already receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. To allow as many as possible to read the book we encourage people to share a copy with their friends and colleagues.

Update on CFL construction work

Work has been progressing on the CFL flashing repairs. Work will continue until May 15, at which time the materials on the ground will be picked up and placed out of sight for the upcoming events around Commencement. Work will resume Monday, May 20 and will continue until the end of the month. Thank you for your continued patience during these repairs.

Book Shop "Move It" sale

Shop for extra discounts on the Book Shop clearance shelves May 6-20. Buy one item and receive 5 percent off, two items 10 percent off, three items 15 percent off, four items 20 percent off and five or more items get 25 percent off your entire clearance purchase.

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 transporting the books. For more information or to make a donation contact, <paigaampeace>.

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.

Ice cream cakes and K'uun coffee available in the C-Store through the summer 

Ice cream cakes and local K'uun coffee will be available to order throughout the summer in the C-Store. Contact Heather in Dining Services to place an order, 387-1030. 

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

Be a waste diverter

Volunteer to be a waste diverter during finals week. Faculty and Staff volunteers are welcome and appreciated. Help reduce the quantity of materials that end up in the landfill, as well as help students learn what is waste vs. what is recyclable/reusable. In teams of two or four, volunteers will be placed at residential halls near the trash/recycling area and inside the building. Fill out the waste diverter sign-up if interested at: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/waste-recycling/reduction/oncampus/moveout/.


Events this week

May 7, Senior Recognition Convocation, 9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

May 10, Five year anniversary of Postville raid commemorative event, noon, fireplace in the Dahl Centennial Union

May 11, Closing Vespers, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, front canopy

Chapel this week

Tuesday, May 7: Senior Recognition Convocation, 9:40 a.m.

Wednesday, May 8: Nicholas Rohde, Senior chapel

Friday, May 10: Postville Remembrance

As we come to the end of another academic year, we would like to thank all who participated in worship. The many contributions of preachers, musicians and artists greatly enrich our life together.

Our regular worship schedule will resume in the fall with Sunday morning worship on Sept. 1 and weekday chapel on Sept. 4. Opening Convocation is Sept. 5. We wish all students, faculty and staff a safe and relaxing summer. 

Sports results

Shari Huber '13, and Becca Girvan '14, have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District VIII First-Team for softball. This is the second time Huber has been honored and the first for Girvan. Luther softball won the 2013 IIAC tournament championship, defeating Coe College, 5-2, May 5, in Cedar Rapids.

Andrew Peter '14, was named the Iowa conference Golfer of the Year, after capturing the individual title of the 2013 Iowa Conference Championship. Tobias Kohl '14, earned all-conference honors for the third time.

Luther baseball was defeated in a doubleheader against Wartburg College, 1-3 and 4-5, April 30 at home. The Norse ended their season with a doubleheader split against Central College, 1-14 and 3-1, May 5, at home.

Men's golf took second place honors at the Iowa Conference Championships, May 4 in Cedar Rapids.

Men's tennis lost, 0-5, against Coe College in the IIAC automatic qualifier-championship May 5, in Cedar Rapids.

Retirement reception for Marv Slind May 7

Join the history department in celebrating 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.

'Turn the Tragedy of Postville into a Victory for Justice'

Join the broader northeast Iowa community in marking the five year anniversary of the 2008 immigration raid in Postville with a call to remember, reconcile and reform.

A commemorative event will be take place Friday, May 10 in Cedar Rapids. Rides from Luther are available for the event, for more information contact <ministry>.

The Luther community will host a special chapel worship at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10. A reading of names of all those detained in the raid will take place at noon by the fireplace in the Union. For more information visit: www.lirs.org/postville-anniversary.

Farewell reception for Ruth Green May 10

A farewell reception will be held for Ruth Green, administrative assistant in the nursing department, 3-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, on the patio of the south side of Valders. Rain location is 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

The Luther community is 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.

Trash to Treasure sale May 17, 20

The Luther men's JV basketball team will be hosting the Trash to Treasure sale from 7-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 17, and from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Ashmore-Jewell barn. Stop by the barn to check out all the great, unique items. All proceeds go towards the Luther basketball program.

Baccalaureate service May 18

Baccalaureate service is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the CFL. All graduating seniors, their friends and families and the community are invited to participate. Guests are asked to be seated by 7:45 p.m. Rooted in the college’s Christian heritage, this ecumenical service seeks to celebrate the diversity of the graduating class by incorporating readings and prayers from a variety of religious traditions. Each year a freewill offering is collected and designated to local and global charities in honor of the senior class. This year's offering will benefit the ELCA Malaria Campaign, Decorah Community Free Clinic and the Decorah Area Food Pantry.

2013 Commencement ceremony May 19

Luther will celebrate Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, in Carlson Stadium. Five hundred seventy members of the Luther class of 2013 will receive the Bachelor of Arts degree. Tickets are required for those attending the ceremony.


Chingwel Mutombu, executive director and founder of First Step Initiative, has been named the recipient of the Luther College Young Alumni Award for 2013. The Young Alumni Award recognizes Luther alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years and rendered notable service to their profession and society in their vocation or avocation. For full article see: http://www.luther.edu/headlines/?story_id=461273.

Marv Slind attended the 103rd annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, held in San Francisco, May 2-4. He presented the paper, "Child Naming Patterns as an Indication of Assimilation: A Case Study in Eastern Washington's Selbu Community." 

FJH Music has just published "La sortija," a piece for student-level string orchestra, by Michael O'Brien. The piece is a milonga, an Argentine folk dance style, and was commissioned by the Verona Area School District in Wisconsin. Score excerpts and a recording are available at http://www.fjhmusic.com/strings/st6313.htm.

Victoria Christman and Ben Nordquist '14, attended the Institute of Peace Workshop at Illinois Wesleyan University April 12-13. Nordquist presented his paper, "Women's Education in Post-Conflict Iraq."

Victoria Christman's article, "Coram Imperatore: The Publication of Francisco de Enzinas’s Spanish New Testament (1543)," was published in Wim François and August den Hollander, eds., "Wading Lambs and Swimming Elephants: The Bible for the Laity and Theologians in Late Medieval and Early Modern Era," Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 257 (Leuven: Peeters, 2012).

Richard Bernatz had his article, "Flood Frequency Estimation by Neyman-Scott Rectangular Pulse Rainfall Model and TopModel," published in the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Sciences in Volume 118, Issue 104. The article is focused on portions of an on-going Luther project that collects and analyzes rainfall and runoff data for the Upper Iowa River. 

Andy Hageman presented "Ezekiel, William Blake, Klaatu: 'Wheels within Wheels' as an Eco-SF Trope" at the EATON/Science Fiction Research Association Conference at University of California-Riverside in April.

Norma J. Hervey, emerita professor of history, will speak at the 34th American Indian Workshop at the University of Helsinki, May 16.

The Daryl and Audrey Erdman Prizes for Entrepreneurship were awarded to Justin Ratzlaff '13, Dan Fernelius '13, Lindsay Sheridan '13 and Chris Norton '14. In order to be selected for an Erdman Prize, the Luther students who create, develop and manage a successful entrepreneurial enterprise during their years at Luther must apply and present their venture to a panel of judges. The judging panel is comprised of entrepreneurs in the Decorah community.

The $2,000 Accenture Scholarship was awarded to Minh Nguyen '14. The Accenture Scholarship recognizes a Luther student who has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership while majoring in computer science, management, economics or mathematics. 

The Luther College Entrepreneurship Club Leadership Prize was awarded to Katie Berner '14. The E-Club Entrepreneurial Leadership Prize is given to a current E-Club member in recognition of leadership contributions while at Luther and particularly during the past year. Club members nominate and participate in the selection of the winner along with the E-Club faculty adviser. 

Storm Bailey presented a paper, "Truth, Civility and the Liberal Arts," at the annual conference of the Association of Core Texts and Courses in Ottawa, Canada, April 27.


Thank you

A heartfelt thank you to all in the Luther Community who sent cards, messages, memorials, flowers and food in remembrance of Corrine Hagen. Special thanks to LIS staff and student staff, counseling center staff and President and Judy Torgerson.

-Carol S. Hagen

A big thanks from the C-Store. We have all the plastic bags we will need for the end of the spring semester. Thank you for your donations.

-Lisa Chensvold

Thank you to the volunteers and Luther campus for making Sexual Assault Awareness Month a success. We gave away approximately 300 "Got Consent?" packets and about 300 "Got Consent?" buttons. We were also able to raise $420 on International Denim Day, which will benefit continuing education and prevention services of sexual assault at Luther and in Decorah. For those that would be interested in continuing efforts on campus for the next school year, please contact Janet Hunter, <hunterja>.

-Sarah Stadie


To Dan Davis on the death of his father, Gary B. Davis, age 72 of Des Moines, who passed away April 26.


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

Position opening

Keyboard technician: Self-motivated, detail-oriented keyboard technician. Applicants must possess significant professional/institutional experience and have demonstrated success in the tuning, maintenance, rebuilding, and preparation of practice and concert pianos to artist performance standards; some experience with harpsichord and organ tuning and repair preferred; strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and the ability to prioritize based on performance needs; strong verbal and written communication skills, and superior organization skills. Appropriate training at a trade school or as an apprentice to a master technician required. Four-year college degree and ability to play piano preferred. Send letter of interest and resume, along with contact information for three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101 or <hr>.

Help Desk specialist: Self-motivated individual with vision and experience in quality customer service and support to work at the LIS Technology Help Desk. Technical responsibilities include installing and troubleshooting desktop operating systems, software, hardware and work group printing. Supervisory responsibilities include daily management of work request queue and student staff productivity. Experience or skill in leadership, team-building, and collaborative work is required. Must also have experience and skill using and troubleshooting standard operating systems, productivity suites, and printing and audio visual equipment. Bachelor's degree preferred, with preference for those in a computer or communications-related field. Send letter of interest and resume, along with contact information for three professional references  (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101 or <hr>.

Admissions counselor: Full-time position of admissions counselor. Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work some evenings and weekends.Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge and the ability to make public presentations. Experience in admissions or a related field is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required and applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Send letter of interest and resume, along with contact information for three professional references  (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101 or <hr>.

International admissions assistant, Center for Global Learning: 12-month position, approximately 35-hours per week during the academic year, 15-hours per week during the summer. Primary responsibility is assisting with the college’s international admissions efforts.  Qualifications include: high school diploma with post-high school education preferred; proven ability to communicate effectively, and experience with Microsoft Office software and the ability to learn software specific to the position. Ability to interact respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Send letter of application and resume, along with contact information for three professional references (one must be a former supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101 or <hr>.

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: 2000 BMW K1200LT; has heated grips, AM/FM radio with four-speaker premium sound system, electric windshield, cruise control, reverse gear. Wired for a six CD changer and heated seats. 1200cc inline four-cylinder engine that has 47,950 miles on it, which if you know anything about BMW bikes you know that she is just getting broken in... they run forever and the engine is known for being practically "bulletproof." Contact Aaron Lurth, <lurtaa01>.

Wanted: Luther senior graduating, but sticking around until mid-August for work in Decorah before moving out to Washington, D.C. Looking for a room or apartment to rent starting commencement weekend through mid-August, preferably close to the college, but not required. Please contact as soon as possible, <bantch01> or 210-6570.

For sale: 2003 Ford Taurus, reliable car. Almost 137,000 miles. Asking $2,500, but price is negotiable. The car still runs great, has no rust and a new battery. For more information contact, <domiai01> or 419-9169.

Help available: The All Wrestling Company is again available for hire this summer. Luther wrestlers are available to do a number of jobs including painting, roofing, landscaping, moving jobs, heavy lifting, handyman jobs, etc. For more information contact: Nick Jazdzewski, <jazdni01> or 419-7593.

Housing available: Local resident has availability in renting half of her home. For more information contact: Sue Macal, [email protected] or 380-5116.

Wanted: Luther College Dance Marathon is a new student organization that raises money to support the Children's Miracle Network based out of the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. We are looking to connect with families who have been impacted by the Children's Hospital. Employees who know of anyone who has been treated at the U of I Children's Hospital can contact <lcdm_families>. We would love to hear their story.

For sale: Trailer, $150. For more information contact [email protected] or leave a message at 382-6022.

Wanted: Lawn mowing jobs, free estimates available. Contact [email protected] or leave a message at 382-6022.

For Sale: 1998 Chevy Blazer, 4.3 L, V6 cylinder, auto with over-drive, new battery, a/c, loaded, good tires. 121K miles. $3150. Call 568-4845.

For sale: Brown, fabric recliner, $25. Call 379-6045. 

Wanted: Looking for storage space for a small table, futon, small stacking shelves and four chairs. From graduation to June 1. If possible the length of the summer. Contact Katherine,<huskka01>.

Wanted: Small refrigerator for a residence hall room. Call 387-1527.

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.


Sustainability tip

The annual "Trash to Treasure" sale is coming up soon. Every spring semester during finals week, collection rooms are designated in each residential hall for students to place unwanted, usable items. Volunteers haul items to the Ashmore-Jewell barn where they sort everything to be sold. The Trash to Treasure flea market-style sale is open for three days prior to graduation and two days after. Keep an eye out for more information.

LIS tip

Want to receive your voicemail by email? Use Luther's desktop messaging to send your voicemail messages straight to your email inbox. Questions? Visit lis.luther.edu/tips#T30.

And finally...

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12.

"I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine—she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights."

-Adabella Radici