Tuesday, Feb. 3

TUESDAY 2/3/15

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Spring Convocation: 'The Contemporary Value of a Liberal Education'

The Spring Convocation speaker, Carol Geary Schneider, Ph.D., has been called the most respected and effective change agent in American higher education today. Schneider will give the lecture "The Contemporary Value of a Liberal Education" at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Center for Faith and Life. Prior to her address, the college will bestow upon Schneider a Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Convocation is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The college will present Marilyn (Haugen) Roverud, Luther College Regent emerita and 1966 Luther graduate, with the Spirit of Luther Award.


J-term break hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Feb. 3: Regular hours resume

Welcome Center
Feb. 3: Regular hours resume

Nordic Brew
Feb. 3: Closed
Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Feb. 3: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dinner: 5-7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Feb. 3: Closed
Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Feb. 3: Closed
Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Oneota Market
Feb. 3: Regular hours resume

Feb. 3: Closed
Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Book Shop
Feb. 2: Regular hours resume

Mail Center
Feb. 2: Regular hours resume

Preus Library
Feb. 3: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Regents Center
Feb. 3: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Regents Center community hours
Feb. 3: Noon-1 p.m.
Feb. 4 Regular hours resume
*Feb. 4: No 6-8 a.m. due to athletic practice

Legends Center
Feb. 3:
6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.
Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Luther faculty and staff Pilates classes

Pilates focuses on building strength from the inside out. Benefits include improved: flexibility, circulation, posture, and abdominal strength. Classes are held in the CFA Room 121, Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Feb. 4-March 11. The six-week session is $24 payable at the first class. Attend at least four of the six classes and receive a $25 Luther gift card. Equipment is provided. No appointment or experience necessary. Contact Bridgette with questions [email protected].

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.

Join us for Valentine's Day dinner 

Let Luther Catering take care of your Valentine's Day meal plans with: salad, bread, three entree course options, dessert, a glass of champagne and a take home box of house-made truffles.  Cost is $32 per person. Dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Nobel Dining Room, second floor of Dahl Centennial Union. Seating is limited. Contact Sheena, 387-1514 or <tollsh01>, by Thursday, Feb. 12, for reservations. 

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.

GoPrint pop-up removal

Starting Tuesday, Feb. 3, the GoPrint Pop-Up will be removed from all faculty and staff workstations and be replaced by a shortcut to print.luther.edu (on the taskbar for Windows or Dock for Macs). Users will be notified via a pop-up message when the process begins and ends, generally less than a minute. For more details, see GoPrint Pop-Up Removal or contact the Help Desk at 387-1000 or <helpdesk>.

Admissions student ambassadors

Admissions is in the process of hiring next year's student ambassadors. These students will serve as office assistants and tour guides. Admissions is asking faculty and staff to suggest students who would do a great job of representing their Luther experience to prospective students. Encourage them to come to Admissions 204D for more information and an application. Must be next year's sophomores, juniors or seniors. Application deadline is noon, Friday, Feb. 27.


Home sporting events this week

Feb. 4:

  • Women's Basketball vs. Simpson, 6 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball vs. Simpson, 8 p.m.

Feb. 7:

  • Men's and Women's Track and Field - Alumni Meet, 11:30 a.m.
  • Women's Basketball vs. Buena Vista, 2 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball vs. Buena Vista, 4 p.m.

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

Chapel schedule

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4, chapel will once again be streamed live. Join the campus community in chapel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays online at stream.luther.edu.

J-term break: Jan. 29-Feb. 3

Join us this Spring Semester as we begin a chapel series on the book of Ruth.

Feb. 4: Amy Zalk Larson
Feb. 5
: Carol Geary Schneider, Spring Convocation, 9:40 a.m. , CFL Main Hall, Aurora
Feb. 6: Mary Lou Mohr
Feb. 9: Robert Wafula

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

'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.

Mini OFF Feb. 5-8

Hotel Winneshiek will host a mini film festival in conjunction with the Oneota Film Festival Feb. 5-8. Films start daily at 4 p.m. and include "Empowered: Power from the People, "Dirt," "Mysteries of the Driftless" and "River Sojourn."

FAS: '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.

Center Stage Series: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

The Dance Alive! National Ballet will perform "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of Luther Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Center for Faith and Life. The Dance Alive! National Ballet is partnering with Taste of Winneshiek and the Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau to give registered participants of Taste of Winneshiek a discount on tickets to this performance. Taste of Winneshiek participants may call, 382-2023, for more information. All other tickets may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the ticket office 387-1357 or [email protected]

Luther hosts 12th annual Black History Symposium Feb. 11-12

Luther will host the 12th annual Black History Symposium Feb. 11-12 on the Luther campus. The symposium, titled "Africans and African-Americans: It's Complicated," will feature a number of events focused on exploring the fascinating and often contentious relationship among various groups of African-descended people in the United States. The symposium begins with a special screening of the documentary "Bound" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Valders Room 206. 

Guest recital Liz Pearse, soprano; Karl Larson, piano

Guest recitalists Liz Pearse and Karl Larson will present a voice and piano concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Noble Recital Hall. Pearse and Larson will perform Olivier Messiaen's "Harawi," a 12-song cycle based around themes of love and death. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

FAS: Luther College Unison Piano Duo Feb. 14 

The Unison Piano Duo, featuring husband and wife team Du Huang and Xiao Hu, will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

FAS: Gary Moss, baritone, Feb. 15

Gary Moss will perform a baritone recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital, titled "In Times of War," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

"In Times of War" features works by Frank Wildhorn, Alexander Zemlinsky, Arthur Somervell, Gene Scheer and Tom Lehrer. Each set represents perspectives from a specific time period or war, giving voice to periods such as the American Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Cold War.

Jessica Paul will collaborate on the performance on piano. 

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.

FAS: Peter Lingen, guitar, Feb. 15

Peter Lingen will present a guitar recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program features music from Brazil, Cuba, Paraguay and the United States, including pieces from composers Deltanti, Assad and Brouwer.

Malta Presentation at Luther College Woman's Club

"Luther in Malta" an update from the 2014 semester will be given by co-directors Rachel Sandhorst, educator, and Jon Jensen, associate professor of philosophy and director of sustainable communities, and their daughters Sylvia and Lily.  All are welcome at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Peace Dining Room. There will be music, refreshments and a shuttle service from the swimming pool parking lot at 1:10 p.m.  For more details contact Dale <nimrodda>. 

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. Contact Bryan <bryan.nikkel> or 387-1590.

Faculty Artist Series: Woodwind faculty Feb. 28

Luther's woodwind faculty will present a recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program, open to the public with no charge for admission, features Luther faculty members Carol Hester, flute and alto flute; Heather Armstrong, oboe and English horn; Michael Chesher, clarinet and bass clarinet; and Helen James, bassoon.


Celebrations this week

Feb. 4: Julie Bakken, Tanya Gertz
Feb. 5: Alex Smith
Feb. 6: Corby Preus, John Cord, Reginald Laursen
Feb. 8: Debra Aske, Jon Thompson, Carla Hahn
Feb. 9: Joseph Raymond, Kim Walters

Job openings

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 description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


To Gloria Frana, Christal Alve-Frana and their family, on the death of Gloria's father and Christal's grandfather, George O. Opperman 92, who passed away Jan. 29.


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.

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

For sale: Emme Trenta white, leather bag $10. Also selling an unused, elegant hand purse $15. Pictures are available upon request. Contact Anna <desafr01> or 379-7601.

For sale: Franco Sarto leather boots size 8.5. $30, original price $125. Very nice high heel leather boots. Pictures are available upon request. Contact Anna <desafr01> or 379-7601.

Moving Sale: Four wood book shelves six feet high and four drawer file cabinet, 46-inch Toshiba TV, TV cabinet, two 26-inch TVs and three computer desk chairs. All items are best offer. Contact Dave, <huinda01> or 380-3939.

For sale: 1984 Gehl 4500 skid loader, $3,995. For details contact Cindy <kostmaci> or 380-8183​.


And finally...

It is National African American History Month. In 1976 President Gerald R. Ford issued the inaugural African American History Month proclamation and since then every president has issued their own. To learn more about African American History follow this link: http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/about.html

"Every American can draw strength from the story of hard-won progress, which not only defines the African-American experience, but also lies at the heart of our Nation as a whole. This story affirms that freedom is a gift from God, but it must be secured by His people here on earth. It inspires a new generation of leaders, and it teaches us all that when we come together in common purpose, we can right the wrongs of history and make our world anew."

-Barack Obama