Tuesday, Sept. 11

TUESDAY 9/11/12

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.


Staff meeting Sept. 19 and 20

Come to the September staff meeting and try to stump a panel of "experts" with your most puzzling work-related questions, such as "Who is this KATIE everyone talks about?" or "What do I do if a mouse  scurries under my desk?"  The meeting will also include a report on the College Resources Council and information about the United Way.  The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 and 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20

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.

Work-study supervisors

Reminder: Thursday, Sept. 13 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.

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.

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.

Family Weekend Sept. 21-23

Family Weekend 2012 is scheduled for Sept. 21-23. Please check the online schedule at https://www.luther.edu/parents/familyweekend/ for event details. In the interest of conserving resources, a small supply of hard copies of the schedule—the Family Weekend brochure—will be printed for distribution to parents and family members 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Dahl Centennial Union lobby. Questions about Family Weekend can be directed to the Alumni and Development Office, to Kelly Wedmann, 387-1066, or Sue Drilling, 387-1100.

Luther Alumni Magazine online

The print version of the fall 2012 Luther Alumni Magazine is due on campus and in mailboxes within the next 10 days, but you can read a flipbook version of it now online at www.luthermagazine.com. Also find web extras and links to update alumni information or submit a class note or story idea.

Counseling Service website opportunities

The Counseling Service website offers a wealth of information and resources that you might find helpful in your work with students.  Especially useful  will be the sections pertaining to: Services; Crisis Resources; How to Help (especially Suicide Prevention and Violence Prevention); and For Faculty: Getting Help for Students.  On the homepage, scroll down to News & Updates for our 2011-2012 Data Highlights, to view charts displaying data about our clients and services.

Habitat for Humanity meeting and eco-house

Luther's Habitat for Humanity chapter will hold an informational meeting at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 in Valders 206. Find out about local build dates and our upcoming spring break trip.

Luther's HFH chapter will join with the Winneshiek county chapter to build a local eco-house. Help is needed every Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. until the first snowfall. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Contact Alex Schumacher or <habitat> for registration or more information.

Employee blood screening available

Employee blood screening will be available at Health Service on Tuesday, Sept. 25, Thursday, Oct. 11, Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 25.

To register go to health.luther.edu, click on "Employee Blood Screening" on the left side of page and fill out the online form. Be sure to hit "submit."

Please read instructions carefully, prices have changed from $35 for Chem Panel to $45 per Winneshiek Medical Center, PSA is still $40.

TIAA-CREF representative on campus

Luther's TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Wednesday, Sept. 19, 12:30–4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Fri. Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. for individual counseling sessions. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 or call (866) 843-5640, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Space is limited. The counseling sessions will be held in the interview room, Career Center, Dahl Centennial Union 205.

Flexible Benefit Plan information

Current participants in the Flexible Benefit Plan may visit:  www.myflexonline.com  to view current contributions and claims.  This site shows a total picture of an employee’s health care reimbursement plan and/or dependent/child care reimbursement plan.  Claim forms may be printed from this site.  It also includes information on what are and are not allowable expenses. 

Health care plan reminders

Health care reminder for Luther health care participants:  Luther health care plan will pay 100 percent for a routine physical exam for employee, spouse and children ages seven and over; blood panel screening for employees and spouses age 21 and over; PSA blood screening for male employees and spouses ages 40 and over.

Routine mammograms are paid at 100 percent by plan every year for female employees and spouses ages 40 and over, and one baseline mammogram for female employees and spouses age 35-39.


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

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

Sept. 13, Guest Lecture, "New Photography" by Odalis Valdivieso, 6 p.m., Center for the Arts, Room 203

Sept. 14, Faculty Artist Series, Andrew Whitfield, voice lecture recital, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Sept. 14, SAC Spotlight Performance, Green Tea, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's CyberCafé

Sept. 15, Faculty Artist Series, Jacob Lassetter, voice, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Sept. 16, Guest Recital, Diane Meredith Belcher, organ, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Sept. 16, Faculty Artist Series, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, horn, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Sept. 17, College Night, 6:30 p.m., Regents Center

Sept. 18, SAC Diversity Performance, "Building Your Own Brand," Adam Carroll,
7 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206

Sept. 18, Faculty Artist Series, Michael Chesher, clarinet, 8 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Sept. 12:  Mike Blair
Friday, Sept. 14:  Mary Lou Mohr
Monday, Sept.17: Storm Bailey

'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.

Ashizawa performance Sept. 11

Izumi Ashizawa, assistant professor of acting/movement at the University of Maryland, will give the performance, "Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the Jewel Theatre in the CFA. Combining elements of Japanese Noh, Kabuki and Suzuki styles, "Dreams in the Arms of the Binding Lady" puts both puppets and live actors to use in creating a Japanese ghost story and ritualistic ceremony.

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.

'Speaking Shakespeare' Sept. 13

"Speaking Shakespeare," a workshop led by two members of the Great River Shakespeare Festival will be held 9:40-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in CFA Studio I as an introductory workshop intended for all campus community members. The presenters will also meet with classes and with the casts of the three fall Shakespeare productions. They will be available in the Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to discuss careers in the performing arts. Sponsored by the Mark Z. Muggli "Our Shakespeare" Jones project.

NAA Fall Sports Luncheon Sept. 13

The Norse Athletic Association will hold a Fall Sports Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 13 in Peace Dining Room. Cost for lunch is $5. Fall sport coaches will speak on their respective seasons. Don't miss a great chance to get firsthand information on Norse athletics. Please RSVP to Mark Franzen, 387-1588 or <franma03>.

Valdivieso to lecture on 'New Photography'

Odalis Valdivieso, author and journalist, will present "New Photography" 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in Room 203 of the CFA. The lecture is open to the public with no charge of admission.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Valdivieso is an artist who questions conventional assumptions of the limitations of photography. Her recent works focus on the intersection of urban landscapes and abstract spatial relationships. Her current system isolates the photographic moment and the physical materiality of a photograph.

'Can the Past Predict the Future (And Why it Matters)'

Sean Costigan, Helen Lavoix and Chris Pallaris, three international experts in technology, political science and commercial intelligence, will lead a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the CRH. The panel, titled "Can the Past Predict the Future? (And Why it Matters.)" is open to the public with no charge for admission. The panel will discuss methods and tools of prediction as a way to estimate outcomes for businesses, organizations and nations.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Economics and Business and funded by the Malcolm and Maybelle Estrem Endowed Program for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Bert M. and Mildred O. Dahl Chair in Economics and Business.

Shakespeare on Film Sept. 14

“Our Shakespeare on Film: Coriolanus” will be shown 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Valders 262. Full-throated, full-throttled Shakespeare, with Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler and Vanessa Redgrave playing in a contemporary, war-torn, Balkan setting that represents the traumas of fifth-century B.C. Rome. Free pizza provided.

Faculty Artist Series: Andrew Whitfield Sept. 14

Andrew Whitfield will perform a baritone voice recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in the Noble Recital Hall. The program, "From Bach's Hand: In Search of Works for Younger Singers," is a lecture recital.

Whitfield will be assisted by Luther's Kathryn Reed, harpsichord, and Kathryn Seidel, bassoon. Luther students that are in Whitfield's voice studio will assist him on the concert.

This performance is an outgrowth of research conducted by Whitfield in Germany in summer 2012, made possible by grants that Whitfield received from the German Lutheran Church and from the Luther College Doris and Ragnvald Ylvisaker Endowment for Faculty Growth.

SAC Spotlight features Green Tea Sept. 14

Luther College SAC Spotlight presents Green Tea, an indie roots rock band, performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Marty's CyberCafé. By mixing Celtic roots with jazz, rock, classical and indie, Green Tea has built a new generation of music, often described as sounding like John Butler Trio for Chili Pepper fans. Tickets are $10, available at the Luther Box Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or [email protected].

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.

Faculty artist series: Jacob Lassetter Sept. 15

Jacob Lassetter will perform a voice recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Noble Recital Hall. The program will feature the works of Dominick Argento, Handel, Jacques Ibert, Modest Mussorgsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Schubert and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Jessica Pual will collaborate at the piano.

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. 

Faculty Artist Series: Rebecca Boehm Shaffer Sept. 16

Rebecca Boehm Shaffer will perform a horn recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 in the Noble Recital.

Boehm Shaffer's program includes Georg Philipp Telemann's Concerto in D Major, Johannes Brahms' Horn Songs for horn, bassoon and piano, and David Amram's "Blues and Variations for Monk" and Franz Schubert's "Auf dem Strom."

Collaborating artists are Kathryn Seidel, bassoon, Jessica Paul, piano, and Karen Kanakis, soprano. 

'Religion and Lobbying: a Quaker Perspective'

Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, will speak on "Religion and Lobbying: a Quaker Perspective" 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 in Olin 102. The event is sponsored by the Religion Department Forum. She will also speak at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center at 119 Winnebago 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 on "The World We Seek: Lobbying for Peace and Justice." Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

College Night Sept. 17

College Night will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 in the Sports and Recreation Center in the Regents Center. The college invites all students and families interested in information about post-high school education options to attend.

Students are encouraged to preregister for the fair to take advantage of a new scanning system. By registering online prior to the event, students will avoid filling out countless information cards.

Faculty Artist Series: Michael Chesher Sept. 18

Michael Chesher will perform a faculty artist series clarinet recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the Recital Hall.

The program will include Mauricio Murcia Bedoya's "Columbian Dances" for clarinet duo, Yvonne Desportes' French Suite for clarinet quartet, Timothy Kramer's "Key Fragments" for solo clarinet, Beatriz Lockheart's "Estampas Criollas," arranged by Jorge Montilla Francis and Poulenc's Sonata for two clarinets.

Woman's Club meeting Sept. 18

Marcy Fadness, Physician Assistant at Family Care Clinic in Decorah, presents the Luther College Woman’s Club program “Sleepy Women: National Epidemic or Personal Problem?” 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union. All women welcome. Music, refreshments, business meeting, and up-date of LC events. Childcare available by calling Amy Bruening, 382-8604. Shuttle Service from Decorah Swimming Pool parking lot available by calling Ruby Hermeier, 382-4999.



To Deb Franzen on the Aug. 31 death of her father, Ralph Bernard Moellers, of West Union.


In June 2012, David Thompson and Allison Wright '14, supported by a student-faculty research grant from the Dean’s Office, constructed a series of tutorials for intermediate-level students of Spanish using VoiceThread (VoiceThread Tutorials for Spanish Language Learners). Thompson was a featured presenter in the webinar Reinventing Language Learning with VoiceThread in April, and his work with VoiceThread in language courses is covered in the Sept. 3 issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

Kate Narveson served as respondent for a session on Donne and reading at the 27th International John Donne Society Conference, held in Leiden, the Netherlands, in June.  Also, her article, "'Their practice bringeth little profit': Clerical Anxieties about Lay Scripture Reading in Early Modern England," has just appeared in Private and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Britain, ed. Jessica Martin and Alec Ryrie (Ashgate Publishing, 2012).

Andy Hageman's chapter "Ecocinema and Ideology: Do Ecocritics Dream of a Clockwork Green" in Ecocinema Theory and Practice was published by Routledge/AFI at the end of August.

Alfredo Alonso Estenoz presented the paper "Piñera y Borges: debate y representaciones ficticias" at the International Colloquium Virgilio Piñera Tal Cual that took place in Havana, Cuba June 16-19.


Homecoming Photo Contest

Have a lot of Luther gear? Come put it to good use with fellow faculty or Luther friends to be the face of Luther for homecoming. Submit photos showing your Luther pride to [email protected] and maybe see your face on the homecoming publications. Contact Alex Schumacher and Laura Harney at [email protected] for submissions and questions.

Parade entries wanted

Think your department is the best? Arrange a homecoming float for the parade taking place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10:00am. Contact Laura Harney or Alex Schumacher at <sachomecoming> or stop in the SAC office in the Union to pick up a form or with questions.


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

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].

Wanted: Readers and recylers for the United Way Used Book Sale, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 15, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Free trade coffee: 5 cents per cup, if you provide your own cup. All proceeds to United Way, supporting 17 nonprofit agencies – and toward the purchase of one new book for each preschool section in Winneshiek County.

Wanted: Small desk/writing table. Something low cost but still in presentable condition. Contact Brian Eayrs, <eayrbr01>.

Garage Sale: Youth group fundraiser/sale at Decorah Covenant Church (115 Washington St.- behind JCPenney's) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Ten steel office desks in great condition, 12 single mattresses in fair condition (great tumbling mats), laminate desk tops, and more. Contact Erin, 419-0690, to see a desk or desktop or come by the sale on Saturday.

For sale: Interior doors with frames (sizes include 18", 28", 30" and 32"), steel exterior door, garage windows, bathroom sinks, 25" color TV and 21" color TV. Call 419-4969.

Room needed: I am a sabbatical replacement for viola professor for spring semester 2013 (end of February-end of May) and I'm looking for housing in Decorah for this specific time. Please contact me if you have anything in mind. Contact Boris Vayner, [email protected] or (617) 407-7004.

Cleaned out garage: Available: twin bed frame and rails, TV, entertainment center, shoe rack, custom made oak china cabinet, headboard, misc. computer monitors, keyboards, tower, sewing cabinet, toilet, wood box, comforter sets various sizes, 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 only. No price tags. Take what you want, pay what you can. 1504 Laurel Dr. Questions? Contact <mallamsa>.

For sale: 40-gallon hot water heater, AO Smith, LP hook up, chimney vented, one year old, used only nine months, asking $325. Call 419-3100.

Multi-family sale: Children's clothes, adult clothes, books, CDs, movies, toys, furniture, kitchen items, appliances, scrapbooking supplies and much more for sale 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at 507 River St., next to Carrie Lee/Middle School. (Sale formerly held at the Bookends and Beans garage.) Contact Julie with questions, <shocju01> or 387-1865.

For sale: Kitchen cart with butcher block top, drawer, and two wire shelves. $25. Contact Eric, <baacer01>.


And finally…

"The city is going to survive, we are going to get through it, It's going to be very, very difficult time. I don't think we yet know the pain that we're going to feel when we find out who we lost, but the thing we have to focus on now is getting this city through this, and surviving and being stronger for it."
-Rudolph Giuliani, Mayor of New York City