Tuesday, Dec. 11

TUESDAY 12/11/12

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Director of Center for Sustainable Communities announced

I am pleased to announce Jon Jensen has been appointed to a three-year term as Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities. Much has been achieved to advance Luther's goals for sustainability. Jon has played a central and important role in those achievements. It is our intention to launch the Center during the spring term 2013. Please join me in congratulating Jon on this appointment.

–President Torgerson

December staff gathering Dec. 12

This month's staff meeting is a Christmas party. Join the fun 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Peace Dining Room. All are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry. Monetary gifts will be donated to the Free Clinic.

Luther College Christmas Party Dec. 13

It is not too late to RSVP to the faculty/staff Christmas party. President and Mrs. Torgerson hope you and your spouse/guest will join the festivities from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Dahl Centennial Union cafeteria. Staff are free to leave work at 4:30 p.m. to attend. You may RSVP online at https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/xmas/ or contact Linda Skoda, <skodalda> or 387-1001.


Preus Library hours

Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 10-12: 7:30 a.m.–1 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16: Closed
Monday-Friday, Dec. 17-21: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-25: Closed
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 3: Begin J-term hours

Bi-weekly payroll Jan. 2

The Cabinet has approved Dec. 24-25, 31 and Jan. 1 as holidays. This makes a very tight turnaround time for processing bi-weekly payroll for the pay period ending Dec. 21 with a pay date of Jan. 2. Timecards are due in the Payroll Office by noon Friday, Dec. 21. Employees should estimate, based on their normal work schedule, what their Friday work hours will be. Any adjustments to these estimates should be indicated on your next timecard and will be applied to the next pay period.

Supervisors, please sign and account for all time cards. Do not send timecards in campus mail, rather hand-deliver them to the Payroll Office Dec. 21. Call Mary, 387-1135, in Payroll or Peggy, 387-1531, in OFS with questions or concerns. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday reminder

The Tuesday will be published on Wednesdays during the holidays: Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Preus Library offers help to students

Preus Library is offering a number of services at the end of the semester in order to help Luther College students prepare for final exams.
·      Standard library services available
·      Technology and research staff on hand
·      Therapy dogs provided by Animal Allies in Hovde Lounge
·      Study break snacks provided at Research Help Desk each evening beginning at 7:30 p.m. (While supplies last)

More information at: www.facebook.com/PreusLibrary.

Tag your bicycle before Dec. 17

In an attempt to rid the campus of bikes abandoned in bike racks on campus Facilities Services is asking members of the Luther community to tag bikes if they will be using their bike during the winter months.

Bike tags can be obtained from the Welcome Desk, Residence Hall Service Centers, Facilities, Security staff members and near the exit of the Dining Hall.

All bikes without tags will be removed Dec. 17-18. Luther is not responsible for replacing locks or cables that need to be cut for removal of bikes. Contact Gary Brickman with questions, 387-1668. Thank you for your cooperation.

Enroll for 2013 Flex Benefits by Dec. 14

Friday, Dec. 14, is the last day paper enrollments may be submitted to Human Resources.

McElroy Fellowships nominations sought

Nominations of graduating seniors intending to pursue a Ph.D. in any field are being sought for the McElroy Fellowships. The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend over a three-year period. Luther may nominate only one candidate, but only 10 colleges may submit nominees for the two annual awards. Contact Terry Sparkes, 387-2165 or <sparkete>, for further information and application materials. Applications due Jan. 31.

Travel and Transport partnership ended

Faculty and staff are no longer required to utilize Travel and Transport for their travel needs. Current bookings with Travel and Transport will still be serviced. Contact Travel and Transport directly or Chuck Riha at <rihach01


or 387-1526 with questions or concerns.

2013-14 Distinguished Lecture Suggestions

Planning is currently underway for 2013-14 distinguished lecturers. Submissions welcome of lecturers/ideas that could have cross campus appeal, offer connections to academic and campus initiatives, and be compelling on campus and in the community. This would include the possibility to replace a smaller annual lecture with a big impact through partnership. Email suggestions for consideration and reasoning/connections to Tanya Gertz at <gertta01>.

World Wide Book Drive collection Dec. 9-14

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is collecting books for the World Wide Book Drive Dec. 9-14. For every viable book donated, we receive $1 that we donate back to the community. We appreciate faculty and staff support during the first semester and look forward to a great second semester .

If there are old editions of text books that you would like to properly recycle or donate to be reused, let us know at <pierma01> and we will pick them up. We will be more than happy to take just one, 10 or more! Thank you for your donation and support.
-Mackenzie Pierson, S.A.A.C. secretary


Events this week

Dec. 10-13, Final Examinations

Chapel this week

College Ministries wishes all safe travel and a joyful and blessed Christmas and New Year. Chapel will resume on Friday, Jan. 4; Sunday worship will resume Jan. 6.

Development  reception honoring retirees Dec. 11

The Development Office is honoring more than 56 years of service to the college from three of our team who will retire at the end of 2012. Jim Anderson, Tom Murray and Dean Nelson '69 have been an integral part of the success of the college development efforts. We will host a public reception for them from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Hammarskjold Lounge. Please join us as we thank them for their many years of service to Luther and wish them well for retirement.

Hotdog Extravaganza! Dec. 14

We hope you're "All Shook Up" about the Hotdog Extravaganza! Elvis and his elves are looking forward to seeing you Friday, Dec. 14 in the Financial Aid Office. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., all will be provided but please bring your own beverage! Freewill donations will be collected and all proceeds will be given to Helping Services for Northeast Iowa. Visit their website, http://www.helpingservices.org, to see all of the services they provide to our community.

Retirement reception for Rich Tenneson Dec. 20

A retirement reception for Rich Tenneson will be held from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 in Hammarskjold to thank him for his service to Luther as Director of Facilities Services. Please join in bidding him a fond farewell. Rich is retiring after 25 years of employment at Luther.

Norse Community Day Jan. 5

The community is invited to the mid-winter Norse Community Day sponsored by Bank of the West and Luther College Saturday, Jan. 5. Area families, alumni, parents and friends are invited to attend Norse men's and women's swimming at 1 p.m. at the pool and Norse women's and men's basketball games at 2 and 4 p.m. with no charge for admission. The local "Just for Kix" dancers will perform at halftime of both games.

There will be a free community picnic with hot dogs, chips, water and ice cream cones, between basketball games from 3:30-5 p.m. in the North Gym of the Regents Center, sponsored by Bank of the West and the Luther College Alumni Office. To attend the picnic, RSVP is requested by noon Wednesday, Jan. 2 to the Alumni Office at 387-1861, <alumni> or online.

Shiva will be Farwell Distinguished Lector Feb. 26

Campus Programming is pleased to welcome Vandana Shiva who will give this spring’s Farwell Distinguished Lecture, "Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the CFL Main Hall. Shiva is one of the world’s most respected environmental activists and feminists, advocating for a just and sustainable future through nonviolence, inclusion and sharing of resources. All are also invited to join Shiva for a conversation in the CRH at 2:30 p.m.

Paul Farmer to address Nobel Peace Prize Forum March 8-10

This year's Nobel Peace Prize Forum will be held in Minneapolis March 8-10. Last year the event sold out, so register early. Luther will charter a bus to take people up and back for the Saturday, March 9 program focused on the relationship of health and science to global security. The Forum will include a keynote address by Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, along with break-out sessions and workshops with thought leaders and scientists who are reshaping our world. Register at http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org ($10 for students; $40 for all others). To ride the Luther bus (no charge), reserve a seat by contacting Karen Martin-Schramm, <kms>. The bus will leave at 6 a.m. and return at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 9.


Thanks from the Book Shop

Thanks to all who entered the Ugly Christmas Sweater and Ugly Christmas Decoration contests and to all who came to watch the sweater style show in the Book Shop. Winners of the sweater contest were: First-Jacob Geis, Second-Annika Ring and Third-Abby Carpenter. Winner of the decoration contest was Vicky Jaeger. Sweater entry pictures are displayed in Book Shop windows.


Alfredo Alonso Estenoz gave a presentation about the reception of Jorge Luis Borges's work in Cuba at the Symposium on the Reception of Borges at the University of Pittsburgh on Nov. 8-9. He also published the article "'Eternamente efímero': la paradoja en Virgilio Piñera" on the journal La Habana Elegante, Fall-Winter 2012 issue.

Luther College students Emma Lofthus, Maddy Kofoed and Callie Mabry presented their work at Streamlines: An Undergraduate Conference Celebrating Language, Literature, and Writing, Saturday, Nov. 10, at Loras College in Dubuque. Streamlines, hosted by Loras, Clarke University and the University of Dubuque, gives undergraduate students at colleges and universities the opportunity to share their scholarship and creativity.

Luther College students, Erik Linn-Molin, Shane Wilson, Donald Lee-Brown, Sarah McRoberts and Clara Olson, presented at the 2012 "Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science," Nov. 2-3 at Washington University in St. Louis. The Symposium provides undergraduates in the fields of mathematics, physical sciences and computer science an opportunity to present their research projects and results to their peers and faculty.

Michael O'Brien's composition for cello quartet,"Tres danzas populares argentinas," has just been published by Ludwig Masters.

The Honors Advisory Committee is pleased to announce that students Andrea Berkeland and Kirsten Norderhaug have been awarded the Wigeland/American-Scandinavian Prize for Study in Scandinavia in 2013.

Kathy Reed will co-direct the Burning Bright concerts at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at First United Methodist Church, 302 W. Broadway, Decorah. Burning Bright, a group of Decorah-area professional and amateur musicians, will offer their 16 annual benefit concert this season titled “Coming Light.” Tickets are on sale at Oneota Community Co-op, Kephart's Music Center, and Agora Arts. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Advance purchase is recommended since performances consistently sell out. Suggested donation is $12, with a minimum of $6. Co-directing with Reed is Otter Dreaming, pianist/organist, composer, and folk musician. Dreaming and Reed also arranged or composed many of the pieces in the concert.


For sale: Royal Albert Lady Carlyle Bone China—12 dinner plates, tea cups, tea saucers, salad plates, and eight bread and butter plates. $200 or best offer. Please email <mallamsa> if you would like to see a picture or to buy.

For sale: Vtech four-handset Cordless Phone System with built in answering machine. Silver and black. Excellent condition. $30 Please email <mallamsa> if interested.

For sale: 37-inch brand new flat screen Toshiba LCD television, still in box. Asking $350 OBO. Contact 387-1865.

Free: 26-inch and 19-inch tube (non-digital) TVs. Remote controls available for both. Both work fine. All free but you haul. Contact <andersjp>

For sale: Baby European Pine Trees on sale now! Dress up your home or your desk for the holidays. These tiny live trees can be purchased in Marty's, Oneota Market or the C-Store for just $6 each. Contact Dining Services at 387-1030 with any questions.

For sale: Desktop computer: HP a6614f model. AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor 2.20GHz. Memory (RAM) 6Gb. 64-bit operating system. Windows Vista home installed. Monitor: 22 inch HP w2216h. Comes with the keyboard and wireless mouse. Computer is in excellent shape, has been barely used. Price is $200. Contact Maryna at 419-3428 or email <bazyma01>.

For sale: Get your freshly roasted coffee for the Holidays now. The C-store is now selling locally roasted K'uun Coffee. The specially developed for Luther "Norwegian Blend" and the available for a limited time only "Christmas at Luther Cinnamon Blends" are available in one pound bags. A variety of single origin coffees may be specially ordered as well. Stop in and pick up an order sheet in the C-store. Place your order by Monday afternoon for freshly roasted whole bean or ground coffee to be delivered and ready for pick up on Wednesday afternoon. All varieties of K'uun coffee's are only $10.99 a pound.

For sale: Wide 27-inch Noma snowblower in great shape. Plenty of power with 8 HP.  Just in time for the snow. Contact Dean Nelson, 387-0242.

Wanted: Upgrading and looking for a new home for your old iPhone? Call 419-8703.

For sale: Homemade peanut brittle, perfect for gift giving. Available in 1/2 pound or pound bags, or decorative glass jars. Contact Julie with amount requested and date needed by, 387-1865 or <julie>.


LIS Tip of the Week

Create a separate email account for personal communication. For more information, visit lis.luther.edu/tips.

Tuesday, what should we cook for dinner?

This week we have Crunchy Chicken Breasts, Roasted Herb Potatoes, and a Stir Fry Vegetable Medley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4wSCMCEbuU 

Please take a quick survey for us after you look at or use these recipes.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGp6eFZUTkppZ0VVNXJfdFlZdUJUNkE6MQ 

Thank you so much, and we hope you enjoy!

Preus Picks: Recommended reads from the friendly folks in LIS

Intrigued by the current debate regarding reproductive rights and contraceptive culture? Check out the dystopian classic "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood where a theocratic government forces fertile women to act as “handmaids” and bear children for infertile women of the ruling class. Story guaranteed to make you think. –Jennifer Rian

Check out the book display at Research Help and join the conversation onlinewww.facebook.com/PreusLibrary

Sustainability tip

Shop local: Come to the Indoor Farmer's Market 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 15, at the (heated) Daanan Lansing Building at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. Find favorite market vendors selling sweet fall produce and fruit, dairy products and baked goods.  Also shop for holiday pies and cookies, jewelry, crafts, jams, jellies and more while taking in great live local music. This is the last of the Fall Markets.

And finally…

Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy Holiday Lights drive-thru lightshow at the Decorah Pulpit Rock Campground from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 13-25 and help a great program. Freewill donation goes to Helping Services for NE Iowa.

"The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation."

-Corrie Ten Boom