Tuesday, Sept. 4

TUESDAY 9/4/12

Published for faculty and staff by the Luther College Public Information office • Copy deadline: Friday, 3 p.m., 75-word limit • Phone: (563) 387-1865 • Email: <tuesday>

Note: All campus telephone numbers are in the 563 area code, all campus email addresses end in @luther.edu • ©2012

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College Resources Council minutes available on KATIE

College Resources Council minutes are posted on KATIE. Log on to KATIE, click on "Show all Courses" on the myCourses block, scroll down to and click on "Office of the President." Within that folder is the College Resources Council, click on that to find the minutes.


Welcome Center
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Marty's CyberCafe
Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 1 p.m.-midnight

Monday-Friday: 7-9:15 a.m.
Saturday: 7-9 a.m.
Sunday brunch: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 5-7:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 5-7 p.m.

Mail Center
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon

Preus Library
Sundays:  Noon-midnight
Mondays-Thursdays: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Fridays: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Business card deadline Sept. 5

The Publications office is accepting orders for business cards online at www.luther.edu/printwork. Please order in quantity increments of 250. Send a sample of an old card via campus mail to A.J. Perling, or electronically to <perlad01>. Submit orders by Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Publications office gathers business card orders at the start of each semester; please note that orders printed individually at other times cost considerably more to run.

Printwork and college logos

The Publications and Design office creates or helps create printed materials for Luther offices and departments. If a print project is intended for an off-campus audience, it must be approved by the Publications and Design office. Email it to <publications> or stop by our office, Union 263. Go here for guidance: www.luther.edu/publications/printprocedures.

The Luther logos are available for download. To access logos and for guidance on using them go to: www.luther.edu/publications/logousage.

Chris Norton to throw first pitch at Twins game

Tune in at 6:10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, as Luther College junior Chris Norton throws out the first pitch for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins vs. Indians game will air on Minnesota Fox Sports North; you can also live stream the game through subscription at mlb.tv.

Speech and Debate Center open

Are your students giving oral presentations in class? Do you want them to practice their presentations outside of class? Would you like your students to have help improving their presentation skills? The Speech and Debate Center (SDC-formerly the Speech Lab) will be open Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. in the Library ICN room. Students may drop in or make appointments and will return a critique sheet to you so you know they were in the SDC for help. Contact Kim Powell, <kimpowell>, with any questions. 

Family Weekend schedule online

The Family Weekend 2012 online schedule can be found at http://www.luther.edu/parents/familyweekend/. For those who are coordinating campus events during Family Weekend (Sept. 21-23), or have special prices, hours of operation or other details, please check the schedule to ensure your event is accurately listed. Questions, corrections or submissions, email <drillisu> before Sept. 3.

'The Water Coolers' challenge

Want a night on the town with your coworkers? Gather ‘round your water cooler—or anywhere in your office, for that matter—for a chance to win four tickets to the first Center Stage Series performance this season. The Water Coolers will perform Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Take a hilarious picture of you and your coworkers and post it to our Facebook page—www.facebook.com/CenterStageSeries—by Thursday, Sept. 6 to be entered in a drawing.

New locally roasted coffee in Sunnyside

A new, locally roasted coffee joins the menu this week at Sunnyside Café.

K'uun single origin coffee, roasted by Bean Masters Inc. of Calmar, Iowa, replaces Starbucks coffee at Sunnyside. Fernando and Barbara Vaquero own and operate Bean Masters, roasting coffee beans to-order in small batches. The company received the largest small-business grant awarded by Winneshiek County Development in 2011.         

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 5, Sunnyside will open earlier each day, operating Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Work-study supervisors

Reminder: Thursday, Sept. 6 from 9:45-10:45 a.m., all first year students are asked to attend an advising meeting. Students have been told by their advisers about this meeting, but many feel that their first priority is their work-study obligation during these hours. If a first-year student asks you whether there is any way to adjust or accommodate their hours so that they can attend this meetings, we would appreciate your support. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation,

Nancy Barry and Jane Hildebrand

Hanging Waste Baskets available

The Hanging Waste Basket is a small waste basket that hangs on your office's blue recycling bin,  assuming you have one, and is meant to replace your office's black waste basket. It is designed to encourage waste reduction and recycling.

For all inquiries, contact Erika Kambs in the Sustainability Office, <kamber01>.

Passport/headshot photo days

Faculty, staff and students who need a new passport photo or headshot for the faculty/staff directory should come to the Campus News/Visual Media Suite (formerly Public Information) between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12 or Oct. 5.

Additional dates for passport photo or other headshot needs are: Oct. 26, Nov. 7, Nov. 21 and Dec. 3.

Contact Aaron Lurth, <lurtaa01>, for more information.

'Be Still' prayer-centering sessions

College Ministries invites the community to "Be Still," a weekly session of centering prayer 10:30-10:45 a.m. Thursdays in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. "Be Still" is an opportunity to resist nonstop busyness and deepen capacities for reflection, silence and wonder through group contemplative prayer. "Be Still" begins Thursday, Sept. 6. 

Update faculty/staff information

To update personal information for the 2012-13 printed faculty/staff directory, use the following link:  http://django.luther.edu/printedDirectory. When asked, users should sign in with their Norse Key. Contact Sheryl, 387-1134, with questions.

Desserts in Decorah

A huge thanks to the faculty and staff that hosted the 600 plus first year students in their homes last Wednesday. The event has had great reviews and we look forward to doing it again next year.

-Katie Berner, student orientation coordinator, and Jane Hildebrand

Baker Village now powered by the sun

Alliant Energy recently inspected Luther's new 280 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array and gave its final approval for interconnection with the local power grid. The system, located north of Pole Line Road, is currently the largest in Iowa and it makes Baker Village the largest net zero (greenhouse gas emissions) facility in the state. Stories about the project appeared in several media outlets this summer including Iowa Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio and the Des Moines Register.

HFH 'Blitz Build' Sept. 8

The last of the Sesquicentennial Projects is to build the 2012 local Habitat for Humanity home. Contributions have now exceeded $40,000, and the basement is poured and capped. Luther and Decorah Habitat groups are seeking help for a "Blitz Build" scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8.

Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. on; location is next to the underpass on Division Street. Tools and supervision are provided.

Contributions for the project are welcome; send to “Luther Neighbors" c/o Campus Ministries. Contact Dale Nimrod with questions at <nimrodda>.


Events this week

Sept. 1-Oct. 7, Art Exhibit, "Picturing the Parables," mixed-media touring show from Christians in the Visual Arts, Center for Faith and Life, upper level

Sept. 4, Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, Brooke Joyce, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Sept. 5-Oct. 12, Art Exhibit, Jill Kambs, Luther College Class of 2007, paper works, Preus Library

Sept. 7, Guest Recitalist, Stacey Barelos, piano, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Sept. 8, Center Stage Series Performance, The Water Coolers, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Sept. 9, Faculty Artist Series, Peter Lingen, guitar, 4 p.m., NRH

Sept. 10-Oct. 7, Art Exhibit, Art department faculty, Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts

Sept. 11, Guest Recital, Kate Hamilton, viola, and Jay Hershberger, piano, 7 p.m., NRH

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Sept. 5: Todd Green
Friday, Sept. 7: Guy Nave
Monday, Sept. 10: Lise Kildegaard

'Picturing the Parables' exhibit on display

An art exhibit titled "Picturing the Parables" is on display through Oct. 7 on the upper level of CFL. This art display will include numerous works completed by 20 different artists who have visually interpreted Christ's parables.

The 29 pieces of artwork on display will vary from time-honored and non-traditional media to abstract pieces that display how God resolved to use the incarnation of his son to spread the word of his own existence.

Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series begins Sept. 4

The 2012-13 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series: "Can We Talk?" will begin 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in the CFL Recital Hall. Brooke Joyce will present his lecture titled "I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It: John Cage and the Musical Poetics of Noncommunication."

The lecture series is sponsored by the Paideia Endowment and is open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture in Qualley Lounge.

'CAGE 100' series of events Sept. 4-5

Luther will host "CAGE 100," a series of events on campus that celebrate the life and work of the American composer John Cage, Sept. 4-5. Brooke Joyce will present a lecture on Cage Tuesday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m., in the CFL Recital Hall. The lecture, titled "'I have nothing to say and I am saying it'; John Cage and the musical poetics of non-communication," is part of the Paideia Text and Issues Lecture series and will feature student and faculty performers. On Wednesday, Sept. 5, short performances of Cage's work will be offered across campus. For full schedule of events see: http://johncage100.blogspot.com/.

Guest recital: Stacey Barelos Sept. 7

Stacey Barelos, Luther College alumna of 2000 and current assistant professor of piano and theory at Missouri Southern State University, will present a guest recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 in the Noble Recital Hall on the Luther campus.

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. The program includes pieces by Henry Cowell, Timothy Roy and two original pieces composed by Barelos. For more information visit: www.staceybarelos.com.

CSS: The Water Coolers

The Water Coolers will perform Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall to kick off Luther's 2012-13 Center Stage Series of professional performing arts events.

Tickets for the performance go on sale Friday, Aug. 31 at the Luther Box Office, 387-1357. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://www.boxoffice.luther.edu. Tickets are $24, $22 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18.

Described by the Associated Press as, "A breezy, satirical, Dilbert-like musical revue that tickles the ears and funnybones."  The New York-based Water Coolers uses Broadway talent to deliver hilarious songs and sketch comedy about work, life and everything in between.

Listen Well, Speak Truth, Be Peace

Take part in the Journey Conversations interfaith contemplative conversation retreat with Luther students, faculty and staff from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 in the CFL Main Hall. The retreat is powerful as a stand alone experience. After the retreat participants have the opportunity to join a small group for the semester. Email <interfaith> or register at http://www.luther.edu/ministries/getinvolved/journey/ by Sept. 5. Please note attendance for the full three hours is required for participation.

Faculty Artist Series: Peter Lingen

Peter Lingen will perform a faculty guitar recital Sunday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Noble Recital Hall.

The program, open to the public with no charge for admission, will feature music from Brazil, Cuba, Paraguay and the United States. Much of the music is folkloric in origin such as "Danza del Altiplano" and "Cancion de Cuna" by Leo Brouwer and "Cancao" and "Rosto Colada Bolero" by Paulo Bellinati.

Guest recital: Kate Hamilton Sept. 11

Kate Hamilton, associate professor of viola at Concordia College, will present a guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Noble Recital Hall with Jay Hershberger, associate professor of piano at Concordia College, on piano.    

The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. The program includes pieces Ralph Vaughn Williams, Max Bruch, Fritz Kreisler, Frank Bridge and Johannes Brahms. 

Decorah Area Community Day Sept. 15

The Decorah and Luther communities are invited to Decorah Area Community Day Saturday, Sept. 15. Come for a picnic lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Regents Center circle drive and stay for the football game at 1 p.m. in Carlson Stadium.

Cost for the picnic and admission to the football game is $2 for adults, children can eat and attend the game free. RSVP is required. Children may order a free "True. Blue. Norse." t-shirt at time of registration.

To RSVP contact the Alumni office, <alumni> or 387-1517, or register online at http://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/community_day. Registration deadline is Monday, Sept. 10.

Guest recital: Diane Meredith Belcher Sept. 16

Internationally renowned organist Diane Meredith Belcher will perform the annual benefactor organ recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, CFL. 

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The program includes pieces by Bach, Johann Gottfried Walther, Lee Hoiby and Charles Marie Widor.        

Student recital

Stephen Uhl, '13, will perform a piano recital 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.

Student recitals are held in Noble Recital Hall with receptions following the performance.



To former employee Ila Mae Vick on the Aug. 29 death of her husband Donald, 64, of Ridgeway.

New employees

Steve Beckman began as assistant baseball coach Aug. 27.  His office is Regents Center 230, telephone 387-2990.

Aaron Olson began as Assistant Men's and Women's Tennis Coach on Aug. 13.  His office is Regents Center 230, telephone 387-1082.

Eric Karius began as head women's golf coach on Aug. 20. His office is Regents Center 230, telephone 387-1557.

Erica Lensing has started her position as administrative assistant in the Center for Academic Enrichment. Her office telephone is 387-1270.

Thank you

We would like to thank all of our Luther family for the prayers, cards, flowers, memorials, and expressions of sympathy shown to us during the loss of our mother and sister Donna Harnack. 

-Renee Gunderson, Judy and Charlie Boese.

New address for Christiansons

Birgitte and John Christianson have moved to Minneapolis after 45 years at Luther College and on Pleasant Hill in Decorah. Thanks to all who helped to make those years so wonderful. Give us a call or visit at 15 South First Street A 1720, Minneapolis, MN 55401, phone (612) 333-2396, or email Birgitte <chrisbir> or John <christianson>.


Loren Toussaint recently participated in a symposium on "New Developments in Forgiveness Intervention Research" at the American Psychological Association's annual convention. Research conducted by Toussaint and alumni Amy Owen and Alyssa Cheadle was recently included in a news story in "Good Lifestyle" magazine on forgiveness and health benefits. Story can be read at: http://www.good.is/post/forgive-to-live-new-research-shows-forgiveness-is-good-for-the-heart/.

Lauren Kientz Anderson, visiting professor of Africana Studies and History, published "A Nauseating Sentiment, a Magical Device, or a Real Insight? Interracialism at Fisk University in 1930" in the 2012 Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, Vol 29, which came out in August.

Maryna Bazylevych participated in the NSF Short Course on Behavioral Measurement in Naturalistic Settings at Duke University in July. She also presented a research paper “Hippocratic into Hypocritical. Reinterpretation of Hippocratic Oath in Ukraine” for the Health in Transition Conference at the Romanian Academy of Sciences in Bucharest.

Eric Baack and colleagues published "Reconciling extremely strong barriers with high levels of gene exchange in annual
sunflowers" in the journal Evolution. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Australian Research Council.

Thomas C. Johnson presented "NFL Films and the Pairing of Pro Football and Television" at the Third International Conference on Sport and Society in Cambridge, United Kingdom. 

Jessica Paul collaborated with soprano Beverly O'Regan Thiele in a benefit concert in the soprano's hometown,
Elma, Iowa, Aug. 26, presenting a wildly diverse program that included songs by William Bolcom, Benjamin Britten, Rick Walters, Alban Berg and Andre Previn, with additional musical theater and country selections. Based in New York, Thiele has an active singing career in Europe and companies in the U.S., including the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera and the Chicago Symphony.


Wanted: Church organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minn. For more information contact Kristin Bjerke, <bjerkr01>.

Wanted: Babysitter for six-month old from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Located within walking distance from Luther. Contact Katherine Attanasi <attaka01>.

Furniture available: Cleaning out the church warehouse and found the following items that need a home: large metal desks in good condition, 15 solid wooden office doors, 52 rectangular fluorescent ceiling lights in great condition, three glass doors, 12 single mattresses in fair condition (great tumbling mats), four wicker-back kitchen chairs, large roll of unused short green carpet, wooden trim in very good condition, laminate desk tops. Call Erin 419-0690 if interested. Free to take or make a free-will donation to our church's youth program.

For sale: Tickets to the Four-County Democratic Party fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at Johnson's Reception Hall in Elkader, featuring Tom Harkin, Bruce Braley, Tom Miller, John Beard, Roger Thomas and Patti Ruff. Tickets are $20 each. Contact [email protected] or 419-0682.

Babysitter/nanny available: Ten years of experience in childcare. CPR/First Aid certified. Flexible schedule. Seeking full or part time work. Available until January 2013. Contact Ashley Cutright, [email protected] or (214) 662-4172.

For sale: Talbot's matching skirt, size 6, and jacket, size 8 in wool crepe, color is cranberry. Excellent condition. Jacket=$20, skirt=$15. Will sell together or separately. Call 387-2132 or 382-1819.

For sale: Maytag top load washer. $250 OBO. We think it's from 2004. Works excellently we only are selling because we got a front loader. Movable double door pressed wood closet. 23 1/2"x 37x 68. Great for college room without a closet. $60 OBO. We want these things gone. Will email/text pictures on request. Contact <buczbr01> or (920) 559-7097.

Wanted: Medium size dog kennel in good condition. Call 382-6022 leave a message.

Childcare needed: Provide in-home childcare for an infant in the afternoons and early evenings a few times each week. Family lives close to campus. For more information and if interested, contact Justin Gullekson, telephone 380-1347 or email [email protected].

Cell phone wanted: I need a non-smart type Verizon branded cell phone. Anyone upgraded and willing to let their old one go? Contact Lane <schwla01>.

Moving sale: Knotty-pine bedroom set: queen head board, eight-drawer dresser, armoire, night stand; antique 54" round oak dining table with pedestal base and eight leaves; six flat-back oak dining chairs; four oak dining chairs; antique oak china cabinet with curved glass; burgundy Queen Ann style chair; end tables and matching glass-top coffee table; 5'6" x 7'8" burgundy area rug with rose design; oak sofa table; 25" Orion color TV, works well; small baby stroller. Call Linda after 5 p.m., 382-2710.

For sale: Used Sanyo SR-2570 compact refrigerator in good condition $35. Contact Katie, [email protected].


And finally…

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
-Walter Bagehot