Tuesday, Jan. 27

TUESDAY 1/27/15

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Thanks from enrollment management team

Thank you to the campus community for your support and help in making our January Term visit event a success. 88 students and their families learned about the amazing opportunities we offer to Luther students during J-term. We couldn't have done it without you!


J-term break hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Jan. 28-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Feb. 2: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Feb. 3: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Welcome Center
Jan. 28-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Jan. 31-Feb.1: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Feb. 2: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Feb. 3: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Nordic Brew
Jan. 28: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 29-Feb 3: Closed

Jan. 28: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Jan. 29-Feb. 2: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.
Feb. 3: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dinner: 5-7:30 p.m.

Jan. 28: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 29-Feb. 3: Closed

Jan. 28: Closing at 5 p.m.
Jan. 29-Feb. 3: Closed
Feb. 4: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Oneota Market
Jan. 28-Jan. 30: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jan. 31-Jan. 30: Closed
Feb. 2-Feb. 4: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Jan. 28: Closing at 5 p.m.
Jan. 29-Feb. 3: Closed
Feb. 4: 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.

Book Shop
Jan. 28-29: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Jan. 30: 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Closed
Feb. 2: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center
Jan. 28-30: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Closed
Feb. 2: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Preus Library
Jan. 28: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 29-30: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: Closed
Feb. 2-Feb. 3: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regents Center
Jan. 28: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Jan. 29-30: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Jan. 31: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 1: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Feb. 2: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Feb. 3: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Regents Center community hours
Jan. 29-30: 6 a.m.-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jan. 31-Feb. 1: No community hours
Feb. 2-3: 6 a.m.-8 a.m., noon-1 p.m.

Legends Center
Jan. 28: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jan. 29-30: 6-9 a.m.
, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Jan. 31: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Feb. 1: 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 2: 6-9 a.m.
, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Feb. 3: 6-9 a.m.
, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.

Fall 2014: Departmental Course Evaluation Reports available

Dean's Office staff and department heads can now access the fall 2014 departmental course evaluation reports on Google Drive.  

To view departmental course evaluation reports, search for "Departmental Course Evaluation Report 2014FA" in either Google Drive or Google Docs. Clicking on the appropriate title will then open the document for review.

Set up your free Akimboo.com account for on-demand wellness videos

Akimboo provides short yoga poses for the workplace with instructor Molly Lesmeister.  

  • Go to www.akimboo.com.
  • Click "sign up"  (top right corner).
  • Enter your email and confirm it.
  • Receive a confirmation in email inbox with further instructions. May take a few minutes to arrive.
  • Click the link.
  • Create a personal password
  • Adjust calendar to follow a wellness video daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Blogs feature students

Throughout the month of January the Ideas and Creations blog will feature selected student blogs from Luther's January Term Course Blogs. Take a moment to catch up with favorite faculty and staff bloggers and spend a little time discovering new favorites.

Dates are booking fast

Luther College Catering urges groups to book early for year end banquets and award ceremonies. Dates are going fast and and space is limited. Contact AmyJo DeCarlo, 387-1395 or <catering>, with requests.

Launching Luther Leaders nomination form

Launching Luther Leaders seeks new student membership from the class of 2017. Faculty, staff and current classes of L3 may nominate potential and current student leaders who want to develop their leadership skills and pursue a variety of leadership experiences. Requirements include a minimum 2.50 GPA and sophomore status. Nominate students online. Applications will be sent to the student to continue the process of selection for the certificate program. Deadline for nominations is Saturday, Jan. 31. Contact Kasey Nikkel, <kasey.nikkel> with questions.

Order a Valentine for that special person

Go to www.luther.edu/dining/catering/valentines and place a cookie or cake order by Friday, Feb. 6. There is an option to include a customized message. Pick up by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, from the Dining Services Office. Cash, check, Dining Dollars or staff charge are accepted. Contact Sheena, <tollsh01>, with questions.

Phone scam

The LIS Technology Help Desk was informed recently of individuals receiving a phone call from a group off campus claiming to be responding to a service request related to their workstation. These callers used names of current employees of Luther and used compelling language. Please do not give out any information about the workstation in your office. If you have any questions, contact the LIS Technology Help Desk, 387-1000.


Home sporting events this week

Jan. 29: Wrestling vs. Dubuque, 7 p.m.

See the Norse Athletics webpage for the complete schedule of all competitions, live-streaming, results, rosters and more.

Chapel schedule

J-term chapel invitation: Drawing on the community patterns of J-term, College Ministries invites people into community daily during J-term at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesdays gather for Table Talk in Marty's, an informal conversation with the campus pastors; Wednesdays will involve music and preaching.

Wednesday, Jan. 28:  LuAnn Meeker-Gast
J-term break: Jan. 29-Feb. 3

See the College Ministries webpage for the full chapel schedule, along with information on Sunday worship, Holden Evening Prayer and other worship opportunities.

'A Delicious Confection'

Luther students in the January Term Introduction to Opera class will present the opera program "A Delicious Confection" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Feminine Power and Spirituality'

"Feminine Power and Spirituality," an exhibit of art by Chicago artist Dayo Laoye, will be on display in the Center for Faith and Life Feb. 4-28. The exhibit, coinciding with Luther's Black History Symposium Feb. 11-12, is open to the public with no charge for admission. The 30 pieces in the exhibition represent Laoye's recent focus on the continuity of African traditions in the northern hemisphere.

Science division poster session Jan. 28

All are invited to the Science Division January Poster Session from 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Sampson Hoffland Laboratories Carlson Atrium. Students will present their work from January Term. Refreshments provided by the Dean's Office. 

'Contrasts for the End of Time'

Luther College faculty Xiao Hu and Eric Kutz along with guest artists Jubal Fulks and Scot Humes will perform "Contrasts for the End of Time," a recital featuring works for piano, cello, violin and clarinet, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. Held in the Noble Recital Hall, the recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Lunch hour yoga series

Join Molly Lesmeister for a six-week yoga session Feb. 9-March 19. Two class options are offered: 11 a.m. on Monday and 1 p.m. on Thursday. Note the time changes from previous sessions. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Sign up for one class a week or both. Beginners are welcome. Class will be held in Studio II of the CFA. Props provided, no experience necessary. Registration is $18 for one class per week and $36 for two classes per week. Checks can be made payable to Luther College, payment due the first day of class. Register by emailing Molly, [email protected].

50 Years of Women's Athletics luncheon Feb. 14

Fifty years ago Luther College sponsored its first varsity athletic teams for women. A luncheon in celebration of women's athletics at Luther will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 14, in Peace Dining Room. After enjoying lunch, individuals who participated or coached during the early years of women's athletics at Luther College will share their experiences. Additionally, special tribute will be payed to those individuals who were members on the first team in each sport.

Luncheon cost is $15, open to everyone wanting to celebrate women's athletics. Please RSVP online or at 387-1575, by Monday, Feb. 2.

Faculty Artist Series: 'Music in the Shape of a Pear'

Luther College's "Music in the Shape of a Pear" event features works by Luther's composer-in-residence, Brooke Joyce, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and features solo, chamber and orchestral music composed by Joyce for his Luther colleagues. 

Baseball hosts First Pitch Banquet with speaker Kent Stock '85

The baseball team is hosting the 2015 First Pitch Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 21, in Peace Dining Room with guest speaker Kent Stock '85. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the banquet is $30 per person or $50 per couple. All funds will be used to help cover the costs of the Luther baseball team's spring trip to Arizona. All are welcome to attend.


Celebrations this week

Jan. 28: Ramona Nelson, Greg Jesson, Joyce Brincks
Jan. 29: Richard Bernatz, Wanda Deifelt, Diane Narum, Kristy Gould, Benjamin Yates
Jan. 30: Du Huang, Jacob Lassetter, Matthew Thompson
Jan. 31: Brian Jones
Feb. 1: Joan deAlbuquerque
Feb. 2: Mark Johns
Feb. 3: Joseph Madrigal


To Sandhya and Brian Caton on the birth of their son, Gautam Kabir, on Jan. 20, at Nottingham City Hospital. Mother and baby are healthy and doing well.

Job openings

College archivist: The successful candidate will lead development and implementation of college archival and records management programs, share responsibility for defining and delivering research-based services to the faculty, students and staff, and provide other services related to the history and documentation of Luther College and the greater Luther community. Qualified candidates will have a master's degree in library and information science or archival studies from an ALA-accredited program, or related field; experience with metadata for and preservation of digitized and/or born digital materials; and familiarity with professional standards and emerging technologies in archives and archival practice.

Health Service administrative assistant: Responsible for initial contact with students who access Health Service. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or general education degree. Previous experience in a medical office setting strongly encouraged, or certification/education in administrative assistant with health care emphasis and medical terminology. Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication and computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. Billing and medical/CPT coding experience preferred.

To view the complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

Thank you

Thank you so much for all the words, cards, and condolences when my Mom passed away. Your support is truly the "soul" of our community and when you lose a loved one "soul" is very comforting. Again, thank you for your comfort. 

-Diane Tacke

Thank you to everyone for all your thoughts, prayers, cards and acts of kindness given to the Broghamer family when Marie passed away. It is a great comfort to be working in such a caring community. Marie will be greatly missed.

-The family of Marie Broghamer


The Dean's Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Johns as the spring semester 2016 director of the Malta Program and Jim Martin-Schramm and Karen Martin-Schramm as co-directors of the 2016-17 Nottingham Program. We are grateful to these colleagues for being willing to lead these important off-campus programs.


For sale: 2007 John Deere Gator. 4X4 with hard cab and removable doors. Power dump box with snow or rock blade. Diesel motor. Very good condition. $5,500 or best offer. Contact Lyle, <halvly01> or 419-2897.

Seeking rental: We have sold our home and are looking for a temporary place to rent from March 1-May 31. Nonsmoking older couple with no children or pets. Please contact Helen, (641) 330-8826 or <westhe01>.

For rent: One room in a shared house for six months, with the potential to become permanent. Home is fully furnished with a well-equipped kitchen. New paint and carpeting throughout. Nice home on a quiet street in Decorah. No smoking, pet negotiable with deposit. $450/month includes all utilities. Available Feb. 1, earlier if necessary. More information online or contact <moorho01>.

For sale: Family-raised beef, in 1/4 or 1/2 beef quantities.  No hormones or antibiotics. To be processed by Spillville Locker on Jan. 27.  For more information email <enosbejo>, or call John Berlage, 380-4185.

For sale: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty World at War, Saints Row 2 and Fable III (unopened). All games for $35. Contact Anna, <desafr01>.

For sale: 2008 Club Car Precedent Golf Car. New battery spring 2014. Excellent condition. $3,500. Contact Kent, <leekentd> or 419-5681. Will deliver locally.

For sale: Soloflex exercise machine with all the accessories. Excellent condition. $100 or best offer. Contact Kent, <leekentd> or 419-5681.

For rent: Three bedroom ranch-style home with attached two-car garage, 11 miles from Decorah on good road. Call Roger, 379-1900.

Wanted: Looking to buy a simple used treadmill in working condition and that has room on the control center to hold a book. Contact Ellen, <modeel01> or 387-1353.

Wanted: Black or stainless steel refrigerator. Relatively new and in good shape. Preference for either french doors with freezer on bottom or fridge and freezer top-bottom, not side-by-side. Contact Contact Kirk, <neubauki> or 380-3153 with questions or offers.

For sale: Two area rugs (brown and ivory) sizes are 9' X 11' 6" and 8' X 10'. Theses rugs used to be in the president's house. Asking $100 each, or best offer. Contact Chris, <johnch07> or 387-1010, if interested

Wanted: Cleaning jobs. House, office or church. Whatever works with your schedule. Contact Sandy, 380-4453.


And finally...

It is National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week. It's time to celebrate ranching and the rural West. Every year Elko, Nevada draws thousands to share through poetry, music and stories.  Learn more about National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week.

I thought I'd shoe Ol' Rivet
    and save a little dough.
At the price they charge for shoeing
    that's the smartest way to go.

But when I told the wife my plan
    she got plumb agitated.
She said that me and part of Rivet
    are probably related.

-Don Kennington

Read more Cowboy Poetry at: http://www.cowboypoetry.com/sincenewsii.htm#Poems