Tuesday, Dec. 18

TUESDAY 12/18/12

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Presidential Search update

The Presidential Search Committee has now completed the reference checking process and have selected five candidates as semi-finalists. These individuals have been invited to meet confidentially with the search committee in Minneapolis in early January.

Upon completion of the interviews two or three finalist candidates will be invited to the campus for meetings with all members of the Luther community in February. After meeting with the candidates the campus will have an opportunity to provide written input. The committee will then meet to prepare its recommendation to the Board of Regents.

As currently planned, the Regents will elect the next president at its meeting to be held Feb. 22-23. Should you have questions, please feel to contact either one of us at [email protected] or Bruce T. Alton, our consultant, at (202) 262-8250 or [email protected].

Thank you for your interest and support of our efforts, accompanied by our best wishes to you and your families for the Christmas and New Year holiday.


Preus Library hours

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


Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 18-20: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 21: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-25: Closed
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28: 6-7 a.m.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union

Tuesday-Sunday, Dec. 18-23: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-25: Closed
Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 26-30: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Book Shop

Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-25: Closed
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center

Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-25: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed

Oneota Market

Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-25: Closed
Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 26-20: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed


Tuesday-Tuesday, Dec. 18-Jan. 1: Closed


Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 18-Jan. 2: Closed




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.

Flexible spending reimbursement checks

Flexible spending reimbursement checks for health and dependent care claims will be processed as follows over the Christmas/New Year holidays:

  • Claims received at Midwest Group Benefits by Noon on Wed. Dec. 26 will be processed on Thurs. Dec. 27.
  • Claims received at Midwest Group Benefits by Noon on Wed. Jan. 2 will be processed on Thurs. Jan. 3.

Pioneer Yearbooks on sale

Departments and offices, the 2012-13 Pioneer Yearbook is now on sale. Print books can be purchased for $35 until Dec. 24. Price increases to $40 starting December 25. Go to www.jostens.com/ yearbooks to get one today. Questions? Contact the Pioneer Yearbook Staff at <pioneer>.

Employee and dependent charging on Norse Card

Employees are reminded to review their spouse and dependent’s charging information and notify Dining Services of any changes. Check the status of your Norse Card at NorseCard.luther.edu when you login with your NorseKey username and password.

Tuesday reminder

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

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.

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>.

J-Term chapel
J-term provides an opportunity for new patterns and some space for reflection. Join us in chapel as we explore faith through word and song on Mondays, in silent meditation on Wednesdays, and through movement on Fridays. This J-term, listen to God's call to "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).

The community is also invited to join us for our Sunday services, Holy Communion at 10 a.m., and Sunday night, student-led service, Focus, at 9:30 p.m. Join us also
for Wednesday Night Eucharist at 9:30 p.m., followed by a time of fellowship and food.

Google (Norse) Docs Workshops

Beginning spring 2013 with the new version of Katie, Norse Docs will be even more integrated with Katie. Participants will be introduced to the key features of Norse Docs in preparation for the upcoming Katie changes. If you currently use Katie and would like to know more about Norse Docs, plan to attend one of the following workshops. Please sign up at http://lis.luther.edu/learn. All workshops are in Olin 301 (Round Table Room).

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 1-1:30 p.m.

New Katie - Faculty Working Sessions

A new version of KATIE will be introduced for course sections beginning spring 2013. During this "come and go as you please" working session, LIS staff will be available to answer any questions we can to help faculty build their 2103SP course sites. Please sign up ay http://lis.luther.edu/learn. All working sessions are in Olin 301 (Round Table Room).

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon.
  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Facilities Services

Facilities Services will adjust the temperatures in campus buildings when the college is closed over the holidays. For most buildings, the heat will be set at the unoccupied set point, which may be 60 degrees unless an event shows up on the Ad-Astra program. Anyone working during this time should notify Facilities Services, 387-1146, so appropriate temperature adjustments can be made for the area.

Loyalty Hall will have a normal schedule Dec. 31.


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.

Witty Wheel of Words

Are you ready to make a change and start the year off running? Or walking? And biking? Join the Wellness Team's Witty Wheel of Words program for the month of January and you could win a fantastic prize. Contact Vicky Jaeger to join the fun, <jaegervi>.

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.

Students help Decorah residents Jan. 12, 19

Luther students will help Decorah residents with yard work, snow shoveling and household chores. The service days, God's Helping Hand, are similar to the fall and spring flings sponsored by college ministries.

The event is open to Decorah residents free of charge, but those who are elderly or handicapped will be given priority. Decorah residents can register at 387-1271 or <ministry>. Please provide a brief explanation of the work you would like completed.

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. Cost is $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.



Jean Dickman, who has worked for Luther for 44 years, has announced her retirement effective Jan. 18. In the weeks ahead we look forward to thanking Jean for her dedicated service to the college.


Gregory Peterson was a panel presenter on The Liberal Arts Degree in Music at the 88th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music in San Diego, Calif. on Nov. 18. Peterson's paper concerned goals for the preparation of graduating students.

Thomas C. Johnson's article "Deconstructing NFL Films' They Call It Pro Football" appears in the fall 2012 issue of "Teaching Media."

In 2009, the Luther College student senate began exploring the possibility of a Rideshare program accessible to students. Brad Miller and Luther student Kevin Williams developed an online program in which to coordinate rides. Folks outside the Luther community have recognized the success and accessibility of this program in the past year. Jen Abraham, sustainability coordinator at Graceland University, started exploring in depth Luther's sustainability programs that she could implement at Graceland. Nathan Haines '13, recently had a phone conference with Graceland University to help their information services department implement their own Rideshare program. He has been working on the program for the past two years and presented the Rideshare program at the AASHE conference this fall. The ability for Luther to extend its Rideshare computer program to other schools allows the college to be a model and leader in sustainability. The Luther-built program at Graceland was pronounced up and running the weekend of Dec. 1.


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>.

For rent: Six-bedroom house for rent near Luther available Jan. 1, $1,200 month with heat, water, lawn care, snow removal included. We are looking to find renters to take over our lease which ends in May; option to continue renting with new lease, or move out once lease is up in May. Phone (563) 379-0733.

For sale: Old XL red/white/grey Norwegian sweater in great condition, asking $220 or best offer. If interested or want to see a picture email <swenki03>. I will be leaving 12/12, back on campus 1/30.

For sale: Solid oak round table with two leaves and four chairs. Also maple hutch. Contact <tackde01> or (641) 220-4562.

Wanted: Small dog kennel and small keyboard in good condition. Contact [email protected] or 382-6022 or 380-3378.

Lost: A silver-tone ring with a large red stone in the upstairs women's bathroom in the Union. If found, please contact Marty at 387-1289 or <bergmart>.

For sale: Promedia 2.1 personal computer audio system, $50. Excellent condition. Electronic photo frame, $20; Taylor scale with multiple functions, $10; Surfboard cable modem, $20. Contact <bazyma01>.

Help wanted: Bluff Country Artists Gallery in Spring Grove, Minn. is seeking part time retail staff-Saturdays only. We need someone who is energetic, art loving, and has basic computing skills. Position available immediately. Submit letter of interest and resume to <bjerkr01>.


Preus Picks: Recommended reads from the friendly folks in LIS

Remember when your favorite book was The Giver by Lois Lowry? This wonderful story was continued in the books Gathering Blue and Messenger. Now she has written a very satisfying conclusion to all the stories in Son. The special powers given to each character have finally led them to a peaceful community. But for one woman who has sacrificed much, one thing is still missing. -Martha Davis

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

And finally…

"To the American People: Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world."

-Calvin Coolidge