Tuesday, May 14

TUESDAY 5/14/13

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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."


Commencement hours

Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Center

Thursday-Saturday, May 16-18: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, May 19: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Book Shop

Saturday, May 18: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 19: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monday, May 20: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, May 20-24: Closed

Mail Center/SPO

Thursday-Friday, May 16-17: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19: Closed

Marty's Cafe

Thursday-Friday, May 16-17: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 18: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, May 19: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oneota Market

Thursday-Friday, May 16-17: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, May 18: Closed
Sunday, May 19: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.


Thursday, May 16: Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m.;
Lunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 17: Breakfast, 8-9 a.m.;
Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18: Breakfast, 7-9 a.m.; Lunch, all-college picnic, Farwell clearing/caf rain location, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19: Breakfast, 7-9 a.m.;
Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, closed.

Move Out Day parking restrictions

To help facilitate closing of the residence halls we will be restricting vehicle access on High Street, from Koren to Center Street, staring at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16. The faculty/staff parking along this section will be closed during that time to allow better access for those moving out of Brandt.

We ask faculty/staff not to park in the small lot south of Ylvisaker and east of the CFL on Thursday, May 16, so those moving out of Ylvisaker may utilize this space.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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 the office for Financial Services by June 12 to be included in FY 12-13 budget. Items for deposit must be sent to the office for Financial Services by June 6. Thanks for helping us close out the year in a timely manner.

Graduation DVDs

The Book Shop is selling copies of the 2013 Commencement ceremony for $20, which includes shipping. Pre-order copies by May 23 in the Book Shop or online at www.lutherbookshop.com. Orders will ship by June 7.

Book Shop closed for inventory

The Book Shop will be closed for inventory Tuesday-Friday, May 21-24. We will make every attempt to be open on Friday, May 24. Regular summer hours will be from 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. starting Tuesday, May 28. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Textbook buyback May 14-16

A textbook buyback will be held in the Book Shop from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 14-16. Bring in used textbooks and receive cash.

Luther Alumni Magazine now available online

The spring 2013 edition of the Luther Alumni Magazine is now available online at: http://www.luther.edu/magazine/.

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 patrons 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.

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. 

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 teach students 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. If interested, fill out the waste diverter sign-up.


Events this week

May 16, Farewell Tribute to President and Mrs. Torgerson, 8 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

May 17, Luther Ensembles concert, Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., CFL

May 18, Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Recital Hall

May 18, Social Work program celebration, 10 a.m., Farwell Hall, Lounge

May 18, Senior Athlete Recognition Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., CFL

May 18, Luther Ensemble concert, Oratorio Performance, 1:30 p.m., CFL

May 18, Senior Art Exhibition reception, 4 p.m., Center for the Arts, Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery

May 18, Baccalaureate, David Vásquez, 8 p.m., CFL

May 19, Commencement, Arne Sorenson '80, speaker, 10 a.m., Carlson Stadium

May 19, Commencement brunch, 11:30 a.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Dining Hall

Chapel this week

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

Becca Girvan '14, was named the Iowa Conference Athlete of the Week. Girvan, a 2012 All-American, led Luther softball to its third IIAC tournament title in the last four years with three complete game victories over the weekend.

Luther softball advanced to the second round of the winners bracket in the NCAA III Whitewater Regional with a 6-4 win over Carthage College, May 9 in Whitewater, Wis. The Norse advanced to the third round of the championship bracket with a 5-4 victory over UW-Whitewater, May 10. The team went on to defeat North Central Illinois 4-2, May 11. This win advanced the team to the NCAA III Regional Championship finals to be held May 15-20 in Eau Claire, Wis.

Andrew Peter '14, was also named the Iowa Conference Athlete of the Week. Peter placed final two round scores of 72 and 68 to capture medalist and IIAC Golfer of the Year honors at the 2013 Iowa Conference Men's Golf Championships.

Senior Sendoff May 16
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. Registration for the event was due May 13.

Luther Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra to perform May 17

The Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the CFL. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Concert Band will perform "La Fiesta Mexicana" by H. Owen Reed, "Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just" by Bach, and "Stars and Stripes" by John Philip Sousa among others. Jazz Orchestra will perform "Mack the Knife," from "Threepenny Opera" by Kurt Weill, "All of Me" by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simon and "That's How We Roll" by Gordon Goodwin among others.

Trash to Treasure sale May 17, 20

The Luther men's JV basketball team will host the Trash to Treasures 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.

All-Senior Art Exhibit May 7-19

The unique and varied works of graduating Luther art majors will be on display May 7-19 in the Kristen Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the CFA. The annual exhibit is held to give the students graduating with an art major the opportunity to present a sample of their entire senior project one final time while in college. The exhibit features a variety of works including painting, sculpture, photography, collage, video and mixed-media installation pieces.

All-Senior Art Exhibit reception May 18

A reception will be held for the artists featured in the All-Senior Art Exhibit at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, just outside of the Kristen Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the CFA. The reception is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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.


Karen Kanakis and Jacob Lassetter were the featured soloists in two separate performances of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana." The first performance was with the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra and Community Chorus in Ottumwa on April 27, and the second was with the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra, Grinnell Oratorio Society and Grinnell Singers on May 5 at Grinnell College.

Andy Hageman's essay, "Dismembering the Cautionary Cliché: Re-Reading the Techno-Science Ethics in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein," was recently published in the 2013 issue of the journal Excursions. To view the full text, visit: http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/issue/current.

The Launching Luther Leaders program announced the recipients of Luther's third annual Student Leadership Awards to individuals and groups for their contribution to the college's mission of service. Award recipients include Luther Diversity Center's Ethnic Arts Festival for Outstanding Event or Activity; Habitat for Humanity's San Antonio Build for Outstanding Service Project; Laura Harney was named Outstanding Student Leader; and Enlaces for Outstanding Organization.


Thank you

Thank you to all of the Luther community for your support, care and concern after the death of my husband, Ron. The meals, calls, cards, emails and hugs are all such a blessing to me and my family as we deal with this loss in our life. Your kindness has made such a difference in helping us get through this, and we hope you know how grateful we are to be a part of this great community.

-Lorraine Holthaus and family

I would like to personally thank Marsha Wenthold and Sheryl Sievert for their support and hard work while I have been receiving treatment. Like so many staff across campus, they have really stepped up and worked so hard during this time. Despite this challenging time, Marsha managed to complete her Bachelor of Science degree and will graduate May 11. I look forward to working with everyone at full strength again soon.

-Lora Steil


Judy Craft, who has worked at Luther for 23 years, has announced her retirement effective June 3.

Kathy Tollefsrud, who has worked at Luther for 27 years, has announced her retirement effective May 31.

In the weeks ahead we look forward to thanking Judy and Kathy for their dedicated service to the college.   

Position openings

Campus News and Visual Media administrative assistant: The News and Visual Media department seeks a 10-month, part-time (.50FTE) office assistant. Responsibilities include supporting both Campus News and Visual Media through writing press releases, distributing mass communication, managing schedules, supporting the creation of visual content and front desk management including interacting with clients and key constituents. Experience in communications field a must with preference going to candidates with experience in visual media. Candidates with experience in using digital SLR, Photoshop and video editing software desired. Post-secondary schooling with experience in communications field preferred. Experience working with students, familiarity with AP style and knowledge of web work a plus. Candidate must be able to pleasantly interact with clients in challenging situations. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite a must. Candidates should submit a letter of interest; a resume; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101 or <hr>.

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. Help Desk Specialist provides timely and comprehensive desktop support for technology users across campus.  Technical responsibilities include installing and troubleshooting desktop operating systems, software, hardware and workgroup 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, printing and audio visual equipment. Bachelor's degree preferred, with preference for those in a computer or communications-related field. This is a full-time, hourly position with full benefits. Review of applications will begin immediately. For more information and to apply, visit lis.luther.edu/recruiting.

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>.


For rent: Beautiful three bedroom, one bath Craftsman style home with beautiful oak woodwork that includes built-in china hutches, columnade, and bench. New carpet on first floor while the second story bedrooms have awesome fir floors. Home has been completely repainted on the inside and the bath has been updated. Includes enclosed porch. Back deck is perfect for barbequing, relaxing in the shade or bird watching. The address is 205 Rural Ave., Decorah and the rent is $800/month. For inquiries contact Jeff Grusy, [email protected] or (505) 980-2027.

Free: Hoffman upright wooden piano available for free to a good home. Contact [email protected] or 517-1110.

Free: 70-80 year old Kimball Upright piano that I inherited. Probably worth about what you pay for it, but it has a light touch and a decent sound. You move it and it's yours. For more information contact, <kildegli>.

Wanted: Decorah family looking for responsible person to watch a 10-year-old boy for the summer during the week and to take him to his activities. Part-time, flexible hours. For more information contact, 387-0279.

Walkers wanted: The Winneshiek County Relay for Life will take place from 3-10 p.m. Saturday, June 8. No need to be part of a team, just come for fun. There will be food for purchase as well as themed laps and games. There will be times for remembrance and celebration. For more information contact Chivonne, <marlowch>.

Wanted to borrow: Looking for Twister games, specifically the mats, to borrow for an event June 8. If you are willing to lend, please contact Chivonne, <marlowch>.

For sale: 2000 BMW K1200LT; 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 U of I Children's Hospital. If you know of anyone who has been treated at the U of I Children's Hospital, we would love to hear their story. For further information, contact us at <lcdm_families>.

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.


Sustainability tip

Cut down on gas emissions simply by avoiding buying gas during the heat of the day, since heat increases evaporation. Fueling your vehicle early in the morning or late in the evening when the temperature is cooler helps to decrease unnecessary gas emissions.

Wellness tip

The Winneshiek Energy District's Bike 2 Work Week is May 13-17. The Energy District is encouraging everyone to bike or walk to work during the week. Help alleviate car traffic and carbon emissions. Stop in to local participating businesses to receive freebies and discounts for riding your bike. It's easy! Just show your helmet and enjoy! There will also be group rides during the week and a cool interactive bike display downtown. If just 20 people committed to biking two days out of the week, 198lbs of CO2 would be diminished and we’d put $40 extra in our pockets! (Based on approximate $3.72 per gallon, five miles round trip drive, 20 miles average per gallon.) Go to energydistrict.org or Winneshiek Energy District on Facebook for continued updates.

Questions? Reach us at [email protected].

And finally...

"Congratulations! Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own.
And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go."

-Dr. Seuss, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"