Tuesday, Oct. 16

TUESDAY 10/16/12

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Special Fall Break hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17: 7 a.m.-midnight

Welcome Center
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 16-17: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 16-17: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Marty's CyberCafe
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 16-17: Closed
Thursday, Oct. 18: Reopens at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16:
Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.;
Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 17:
Brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.;
Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m.

Mail Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 16-17: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Preus Library
Tuesday, Oct 16: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17: 8 a.m.-midnight

Legends Fitness Center
Tuesday, Oct. 16: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18: Winter hours begin, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Presidential search update

The presidential search committee met on Thursday, Oct. 4 to review applicant credentials.

The committee encourages faculty, staff and students to submit additional names in nomination as we enter the final month of candidate recruitment. Names may be sent to [email protected].

The committee will continue to stay in touch throughout the process, and welcomes comments and questions at any time in care of  [email protected], or to consultant, Bruce Alton, (202) 262-8250 or [email protected]. All information provided to the committee is confidential.

Fall break

During fall break, exterior doors of the residence halls will remain locked until 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Farwell will be open Tuesday and Wednesday during the day to allow access to campus from the lower parking lot.

Flu shots/mist offered Oct. 16

Flu shots/Flu mist will be offered to staff/faculty during Fall break on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Health Service between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Price is $25.00.

Staff meetings on Oct. 17-18

At the October staff meeting, Paul Mattson, Lora Steil and Corey Landstrom will share a little about their backgrounds, what brought them to Luther, and their vision for the departments they have been called to lead. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 and 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.

Work-study supervisors

Reminder: Thursday, Oct. 25 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

Flexible Benefit reminder

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

Health care reminder for Luther health care participants

Luther health care plan will pay 100 percent in even numbered years for

  • Routine physical exam for employee, spouse and children ages 7 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 the plan every year for female employees and spouses ages 40 and over, and one baseline mammogram for female employees and spouses age 35-39.

Health care reminder

Winneshiek County Public Health Office only charges a $15 administrative fee for vaccination(s) of children 18 and under. The Luther Midwest Benefits health plan reimburses $10 maximum per immunization. Vaccinations at the clinics cost substantially more. Please call Human Resources at 387-1134 or 387-1415 or Midwest Benefits at 382-9611 for more information.

All Saints Day chapel Nov. 2

All Saints Day chapel will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in the CFL Main Hall. College Ministries would like help in identifying children born or adopted in the Luther community in the last year as well as the names of those loved ones who have passed away that you would like the community to remember in prayer. Employees, their spouses and children, and students' parents and siblings will be listed in the bulletin.

There will be an opportunity for participants to light candles and name other saints to be remembered. Contact College Ministries with additional names at 387-1040 or <ministry>, by Friday, Oct. 26.

Luther's green power

As part of the ongoing commitment to using green power, Luther is now participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership. Luther's growing use of green power—more than four million kilowatt-hours of green power in the 2011-12 academic year—is enough to meet 28 percent of the campus' electricity use.


NorseCard.luther.edu allows students and staff to check their meal plan balances, Dining Dollars and NordicCash balances. 

To use the NorseCard.luther.edu website to access NorseCard information, users should log in with their NorseKey username and password. For assistance contact the LIS Technology Help Desk, telephone 387-1000.


Events this week

Oct. 16, Lecture, LC Woman's Club: Mary Jorgensen, "Life Coaching 101: A Syllabus for Personal Growth," 1:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Peace Dining Room

Oct. 19, SAC Guest Speaker, David Coleman, "The Dating Doctor," 7 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's CyberCafé

Oct. 19, Faculty Artist Series, Spencer Martin, viola, and Jessica Paul, piano, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Oct. 20, Faculty Artist Series, Tarn Travers, violin, 4 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Oct. 20, Center Stage Series, "An Evening with Abigail Washburn," 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Oct. 21, Faculty Artist Series, Jessica Paul, collaborative piano recital, 4 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Oct. 15: Fall Break, no worship service
Friday, Oct. 19: Mike Durnin
Monday, Oct. 22: Sarita Skagnes, Norwegian author

Woman's Club hosts Jorgensen Oct. 16

Mary Jorgensen, of Rising Sun Life Coaching and Mediation, presents the Luther College Woman’s Club program “Life Coaching 101: A Syllabus for Personal Growth at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Peace Dining Room. All women welcome for music, refreshments, business meeting and update of Luther events. Childcare available, call Amy Bruening, 382-8604. Shuttle service from Decorah Swimming Pool parking lot, call Ruby Hermeier, 382-4999.

Shakespeare film showing Oct. 19

So if Shakespeare didn’t write Shakespeare, who did? For one answer, see the 2011 Hollywood film “Anonymous”—political intrigue cloaked in costume drama with Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Derek Jacobi and Mark Rylance. Sponsored by Mark Z. Muggli’s “Our Shakespeare” project. Showing at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in Valders 262. Free pizza provided.

Soviet propaganda poster exhibit Oct. 19-Jan. 20

An exhibit of reprinted Soviet propaganda posters from World War II, donated by Luther Professor Emeritus Richard Cole, will be on display on the main level in Preus Library Oct. 19-Jan. 20.

Clara Bergan '13, curated the exhibition. After graduating from Decorah High School in 2010, she came to Luther to major in environmental studies.

Take a Kid to the Game Oct. 20

Luther Athletes Serving Others will sponsor “Take a Kid to the Game!” from 1–4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Luther Football Game. LASO invites children to sit with a Luther athlete during the game. The event is open to area children with no charge for participation; snacks are provided.

To sign up, contact Taylor Thoreson, <thorta01> or (651) 331-0657. Children can check in at 1 p.m. at the circle drive near Regents and be picked up at 4 p.m.

Travers faculty recital Oct. 20

Tarn Travers will perform a faculty violin recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Noble Recital Hall.

Travers will be joined by Eric Kutz, associate professor of music, cello and Miko Kominami, adjunct faculty, piano.

The program, open to the public with no charge for admission, includes Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber's Passacaglia for solo violin, Beethoven's 10th sonata for violin and piano, and Dvorak's Piano Trio in F minor.

Reformation day roundtable panel Oct. 21

Join the discussion, “Tolerance then and now: the development of religious pluralism from the Reformation to modernity” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 in Olin 102. The panel includes: Professor Hans Cools of the Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium; Rev. Matthew Larson, pastor of Burr Oak-Hesper Lutheran Church and former military chaplain; and Luther professors Wanda Deifelt, Todd Green and Karla Suomala, for a lively discussion about tolerance and pluralism. Free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Questions? Contact <chrivi02>.

Martenson lectures Oct. 21 and 23

Chris Martenson, economic trend researcher and forecaster, will present the lecture "A Crash Course: Why Your Future Is At Risk" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Valders 206. He will also present a second lecture "Required Study: The Essential Insights For Prospering In our Increasingly Uncertain Future" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Valders 206.

The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. A reception with Martenson will be held following each lecture in the Valders concourse.

Chesla exhibit on display Oct. 22-Dec. 2

An exhibit of rust and salt prints created by artist Joe Chesla will be on display Oct. 22-Dec. 2 in the CFL. Chesla creates one-of-a-kind mineral infused rust and salt prints on specially treated fibrous paper from metal plates that are exposed to the natural processes of oxidization. Chesla's work has been exhibited across the country in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Hawaii and Las Vegas.

Not-So-Silent-Movie showing Oct. 24

Luther will present "A Night at the Not-So-Silent-Movies" 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Peace Dining Room. The evening will feature a screening of "They Would Elope," a short silent film from 1909 starring Mary Pickford, with new music written and performed by Los Angeles composer and violinist Maria Newman. The one-hour performance and presentation will focus on music's role in film, and the challenges specific to melding music to the art of film. Dessert and coffee will be provided.

Leffler performs flute recital Oct. 25

Hannah Leffler will perform a flute recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Noble Recital Hall.

The program includes "Sonata for flute and piano," by Erwin Schulhoff, "Duo Seraphim," by Claudio Monteverdi, "Sonata Latino," by Mike Mower, "Three Romances," by Robert Schumann, "Zoom Tube," by Ian Clarke and "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso," by Saint-Saëns, a transcription of a famous virtuosic violin work. Leffler will be joined by Du Huang, piano and Carol Hester, flute.

Center Stage Series: Sphinx Virtuosi performs Oct. 26

Sphinx Virtuosi, a conductorless ensemble of soloists, comprising top alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for young black and Latino string players, brings their classical music talent to the Luther at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

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

Luther's piano quartet performs Oct. 27

The Luther College Piano Quartet will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Noble Recital Hall. Luther faculty members of the quartet perform in this order: Tarn Travers, violin, Spencer Martin, viola, Eric Kutz, cello and Miko Kominami, piano.

Fall Board of Regents meeting Oct. 26-27

The Regents will meet on campus Oct. 26-27. Their agenda includes a presentation on the role of information technology at a liberal arts college, a session on the board's role in philanthropy, an update on the presidential search, and the dedication of the solar energy project. The Fall Report to the Regents can be viewed at http://katie.luther.edu. Click on "Board of Regents" in the myCourses block, and then select "Board Mtg. Materials."  The Regents' business meeting, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Loyalty Board Room, is open to members of the campus community.

Solar project dedication Oct. 27

Show your support for clean, renewable energy. At noon Saturday, Oct. 27, Luther will dedicate the Baker Village Solar Energy Production Facility. The brief ceremony will be held at the site on Pole Line Road (rain location: Baker Commons). This is the largest single solar project in Iowa. Once coupled with a smaller solar array that will be installed later this year near Baker Commons, both facilities will produce all of the energy consumed by Baker Village, making it the largest facility in the state powered by the sun.

Music in the Shape of a Pear Oct. 28

Luther will host its semi-annual "Music in the Shape of a Pear," directed by Brooke Joyce at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Noble Recital Hall.

Featured performers include Joyce, piano and Nathan Wesselowski, tenor. They will perform "The Holy Sonnets of John Donne" by Benjamin Britten and three works by Joyce: "The Path," "Afterthoughts of Lakeside Park" and an excerpt from Joyce's opera "An Imaginary Line."

Balalaika and Ballroom Dancing Oct. 28

Luther's Balalaika will perform at a fundraiser for the Montessori school. In addition to live music, the benefit features international cuisine and ballroom dancing instruction by Luther’s Ballroom Dancing Club. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Steyer Opera House in the Hotel Winneshiek. Tickets available until Oct. 18: $50 individual, $85 couple. Tax deductible donation. Contact: <chrivi02> or <nealem01>.

Call for NCUR abstracts due Nov. 7

Luther students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Luther will provide support for selected students to present at NCUR.

The conference is April 11-13, at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Applications for the on-campus selection process are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Apply online at https://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/scholars/grants/NCUR/.

Borashu Project requests unused shoes

Have extra shoes? Help the Borashu Project by donating unused shoes to the Diversity Center. The Project is aimed at helping students from Swaziland who have to walk an average of four miles to and from school each day Barefoot. Shoes of any size, style and wear are equally encouraged. The Project is also accepting donations to assist in the shipping of these shoes overseas. A donation box and envelope are located in the Diversity Center.

Student recitals

Kelsey Smith '14 will perform a cello recital 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. She will be accompanied by Jordan Buchholtz '13.

Matthew Engelson '13 will perform a trombone recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. He will be accompanied by Sydney Kjerstad '13.

Tyler Hagy '13 from Muscatine, Iowa, will perform a baritone recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. He will be accompanied by Sydney Kjerstad '13.

Kelsey Brown '13 from Urbandale, Iowa, will perform a mezzo-soprano recital at noon Sunday, Oct. 28. She will be accompanied by Phuc Phan '13.


Caring Bridge website for Sue Blair

Dear friends and family,

Sue Blair was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.A caring bridge website has been started with basic information that will be updated as it becomes available. Her family will use the caring bridge site to post updates at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sueblair. Mike and Sue wish to thank the people of the Luther community for their prayers and support.


Cindy Goede's mother, Linda Doris (Olson) Goede, 81, of La Crosse passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, surrounded by family and friends after a battle with cancer. Cindy's father, Ralph Norman Goede, 86, of La Crescent died Aug. 9.


Ruth Caldwell's article, "Tristan Tzara's Poetical Visions: Ironic, Oneiric, Heroic," was published in Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature, Volume 36, Number 1.


Fundraiser: The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa has rescheduled its annual dog walk/5K for Oct. 20 at the Decorah Trout Hatchery. All pledges collected and entries benefit HSNEI's foster care program. There are prizes for top pledge earners and more than 30 great door prizes. For more information on prizes and schedule contact Kim Powell at <kimpowell> or go to www.hsnei.org.

Free: 21" Panasonic color television with remote. Good picture, okay sound. Contact Eric, 387-1711 or 382-1819.

For sale: Older 28'' TV, works well with satellite or cable, $25 OBO. Also 17'' Dell computer monitor for $15 OBO. Contact <bergerr>.

Must sell: Jazzy powered wheelchair. In new condition. Bought but never used. Will sell for reasonable offer. Call 419-5681 to schedule a time to see it. Will deliver in Decorah for free.

For sale: Invacare TDX3 power wheelchair, purchased new in 2006. Reclines/tilts and elevates. Headrest, new RoHo cushion and battery charger included. New footrest recently installed. Has been retrofit for holding a ventilator and battery, but can easily be removed. Asking $2,500 OBO. Contact Erik, <stoeer01> or 380-9587.

For sale: Solid oak, round Ashley dining room pedestal table with additional leaf. Seats four to six. Comes with six mule-eared dining room chairs. Excellent condition, $500. Contact <spencer.martin>.

For rent: Six-bedroom, two-bath house with six-month lease beginning Dec. 1. Two-car attached garage, refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer, microwave included. Rent includes snow removal/lawn care/heat/water. Contact Laurie, (512) 577-0421.


LIS Tip of the Week

If you have published a book or released a CD, the library would love to have a copy (or two) to add to our Alumni/Faculty/Staff Luther College Press Collection. For more information contact Andi Beckendorf <beckenan> or visit lis.luther.edu/tips.

And finally…

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. 

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Project Vote Smart's 2012 edition is at the Preus Library reference desk with information relative to the U.S. presidential, Senate and House contests, including campaign contributions, voting records, ratings by interest groups and contact information.

Information about Iowa state office candidates is available at www.votesmart.org. For specific requests call 1-800-VOTESMART. There is no charge for any of these services.