Tuesday, Feb. 24

TUESDAY 2/24/15

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Tenure and promotions

Congratulations to the following faculty members who were granted tenure by the Board of Regents at the Feb. 21-22 meeting: Todd Green, religion; Michael Johnson, mathematics; Don Jones, economics and business; Ginger Meyette, social work; Ben Moore, art; and April Rowe-Neal, nursing. These six faculty were also promoted to associate professor.

Congratulations to four faculty members promoted to full professor: Ruth Berger, mathematics; Du Huang, music; Mark Johns, communication studies; and Eric Kutz, music.


February staff meetings

This month's staff meeting will include a presentation about benefits from Diane Tacke and updates from President Carlson, Diane Tacke and Corey Landstrom. In March the other four vice presidents will share updates.  The meeting will be held twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. and 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.  All staff are strongly encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

Luther named top Fulbright producer

Luther College has been named among the top schools in the United States for number of students granted a Fulbright award. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently announced the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. students and the list was highlighted in the "The Chronicle of Higher Education." The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.

Staff Excellence Award

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due April 10 to the Office of Human Resources. Winners will be announced at the Luther College Staff Day. For more information about the award and the nomination process, as well as a nomination form, go to http://www.luther.edu/hr/award/.

Lunchtime drawing sessions 

The Nena Amundsen Wellness Program is sponsoring lunchtime drawing sessions this spring from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesdays. These sessions are open to faculty, staff and their families. Sessions are held in the drawing studio, room 203, in the CFA. All materials are provided, no experience necessary and beginners are welcome. Please drop in anytime, there is no need to book and no charge. For more information or with questions, contact Sarah <frydsa02>. 

2015-16 comprehensive fee

The Board of Regents has set the 2015-16 comprehensive fee (tuition, room and board) at $46,590. This is a 2.9 percent increase over the 2014 comprehensive fee and the lowest percentage increase in more than 17 years.

Swim lessons

Sign up for spring swim lessons. For more information contact Lance, 387-1578 or <hubela01>. 

Birthday club

Luther Dining Services is excited to introduce the new birthday club. Each week a winner will be randomly drawn from the faculty and staff celebrating a birthday that particular week. The lucky person will get a certificate for a free lunch in the Cafeteria. Happy birthday from Dining Services.

March wellness initiative

Luther Lines is the March wellness initiative. Play against a new player each week in a game of connect the dots. The game begins March 1 and runs through the month with weekly winners. For more information and to sign up contact Vicky, <jaegervi>.

Toner calls to campus 

Someone is calling campus about toners again. Please do not give out any information about your machine. One caller did say he/she was calling from Ricoh. Please forward calls to Kim, 387-1013, or the Document Center, 387-1631.

Facilities reminder

A reminder to all that use college fleet vehicles: there is very important information in the key packet regarding procedures for vehicles use. Please be sure to read all information and complete forms in the key packet. 


Home sporting events this week

Feb. 26:

  • Women's Basketball IIAC Tournament - semifinals vs. TBA, 7 p.m.

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

Chapel schedule

Chapel is streamed live. Join the campus community in chapel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays online at stream.luther.edu. Archived past chapels can be viewed by clicking on the "On Demand" tab.

Join us this spring semester as we begin a chapel series on the book of Ruth.

Feb. 25: Rev. Marion Pruitt-Jefferson
Feb. 27: Justin Tigerman ’11, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Mar. 2: Andy Hageman  

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

Faculty and staff appreciation day 

Celebrate faculty and staff appreciation day on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Show a faculty/staff Luther ID and get 50 percent off lunch in the cafeteria. Note: 12:30-1:30 p.m. is the busiest time. Now available: a faculty/staff meal plan. 20 meals for $5.65 each. To learn more go to www.luther.edu/dining/facultystaff/

Luther to host pianist Heidi Brende Leathwood

Heidi Brende Leathwood, guest pianist, will present a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the CFL. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Brende Leathwood will perform Sonata in A Major, Sonata in G Major and Sonata in D Minor by Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata Op. 31 No. 1 and Sonata Op. 109 by Beethoven, and Piano Sonata No. 1 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki.

Hot potato bar Feb. 25

Oneota will be having a hot potato bar from 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in honor of potato month. The cost is $4.50 including toppings. Come celebrate with friends over a hot potato. 

'Drill, Baby, Drill' lecture Feb. 25

Taylor Brorby has a unique perspective on the fracking industry in North Dakota. He has studied how it has created boom towns and boom industries, and all of the unique and unforeseen challenges that follow.There is no other place in contemporary America where one can witness this process at the rate and intensity as it has occurred in North Dakota.

Brorby, writer, environmentalist and GLBT rights activist, will give the lecture "Drill, Baby, Drill: The North Dakota Oil Boom and Iowa's Future" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in Valders 206.

The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

International studies information session Feb. 26

Please encourage advisees (especially first and second-years) who are considering a major/minor in International Studies to attend an IS Open House/Information Session from 9:15-10:45 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Center For Global Learning in Larson Hall. They can learn more about Luther's IS program and hear from IS majors recently returned from studying abroad.  Yummy treats will be provided.  For more information, contact Victoria, 387-1071 or <chrivi02>.

'The Lightning Thief' Feb. 26

Percy Jackson finds his normal world flipped upside down when mythological figures seem to walk straight out of his Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Luther College's School Performance Series presents TheatreWorks USA's stage adaptation of Rick Riordan's, "Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief," in the CFL at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26. Tickets are on sale for $2 in Luther's Ticket Office, <phillibr> or 387-1291.

David Pendergast '02 to present guest lecture Feb. 26

David Pendergast '02, and vice-president of corporate development and legal affairs at PCH International, will present a guest lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. The lecture, titled "Cross Pacific Partnerships: The Shenzhen-Silicon Valley Innovation Bridge," is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

SAC Spotlight presents Staceyann Chin Feb. 27

Spoken word poet Staceyann Chin will perform her poetry at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, on the Luther campus. The performance, sponsored by Luther's Student Activities Council's Spotlight Committee, the Diversity Center and PRIDE, will be held in Marty's Café on the lower level of Dahl Centennial Union. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.

BTQ Talent show

The BTQ talent show is at 7 p.m., Feb. 28. Tickets are available in the box office for $3 in advance or $4 if at the door. All proceeds will go to the Decorah Free Clinic and Ebola relief. Come and support Luther students. Performances from Ekilpse, Orchesis, and many more. For more information contact <btq>. 

Celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold

Join a public conversation at 7 p.m., March 1, to celebrate the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Learn about current conservation issues in Iowa and how to get involved to protect Iowa's natural resources in room 206 in Valders. Sponsored by Winneshiek County Conservation and the Center for Sustainable Communities at Luther. For more information contact, Emily, <nealem01>.

Silent auction for the kids

Dance Marathon will be holding a silent auction in order to raise money for the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. All the money raised from this event will be used to provide financial support for the children undergoing treatment. Up for auction will be artistic creations provided by students and gift baskets provided by local businesses. The auction will be held in the Union from          9:30-11 a.m., March 3. Contact <lcdm> with questions.

Paideia Text and Issues lecture featuring Nancy Simpson-Younger

Nancy Simpson-Younger, Luther visiting assistant professor of English, will present the lecture "Watching the (Secret) Sleeper in Early Modern Drama," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the CFL. Her lecture, the last in the Paideia Text and Issues "Secrecy and Transparency" series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther production tells story through dance and science

Performances of the interdisciplinary "Body of Water" dance will be 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5; 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $12, available through the Luther ticket office, 387-1357 or tickets.luther.edu.

Student recitals

Lindsay Getschel '16, from River Falls, Wisconsin, will perform a flute recital at noon Sunday, March 1.

Casey Tecklenburg, '16 from Dysart, Iowa, will perform a voice recital at noon Saturday, March 7.

Julia Reimann, '16 from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, will perform a soprano recital at noon Saturday, March 7.

Student recitals are held in Noble Recital Hall with receptions following.


Celebrations this week

Feb. 24: David Huinker
Feb. 25: Cindy Goede, Lynn Ingvalson, Helen Novak
Feb. 26: Tarn Travers
Feb. 28: Jodi Enos-Berlage, Jon Lund


To Jonathon Struve on the death of his father, Carl Struve of Sheldon, Iowa, on Feb. 16.

To Scott Hurley on the death of his mother, Lillian Marie Hurley of Leaburg, Oregon, on Feb. 15. 

Job openings

Supervisor of campus visits: Full-time supervisor of campus visits, responsible for the overall operation of the Admissions Visit Center. Duties include: responding to all email and phone correspondence regarding information requests for arranging campus visits and coordinating all aspects of the campus visit. Position may require some early morning and late night hours and some Saturday work.  Successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; proven ability to plan, organize and follow through with complex tasks; and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, desktop publishing, the Internet and an internal database. A bachelors degree and experience in admissions, event planning or a related field preferred. A high school diploma and some post-secondary education required.

Area coordinator: The area coordinator is a professional, 10-month, live-in position responsible for supporting the mission of the college by developing a community conducive to student learning and academic success. The area coordinator works with two residence halls and has direct supervision of 15 resident assistants. Duties include: supervision of resident assistants; liaison with administration, faculty and staff; development of programming in the halls; active participation in a duty rotation; and participation in the disciplinary process. The area coordinator actively participates in staff recruitment, selection and training activities, management of residence hall facilities and occupancy issues, and campus emergency response duty. Evening and weekend work is required. Compensation includes housing, food plan and benefits package. Masters degree is preferred, bachelors degree required. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Position begins Aug. 1.

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.


Justin Sprung recently published a chapter in the edited book, "Gender and the Work-Family Experience: An Intersection of Two Domains." His chapter is titled, "Family-Friendly Organizational Policies, Practices, and Benefits through the Gender Lens." A sample of the chapter can be viewed here.

Loren Toussaint was recently named to the editorial board of "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

Loren Toussaint, Justin Marschall, Shanmukh Kamble and Deepti Duggi recently had the peer-reviewed, scientific journal article, "The Effects of Brief Prayer on the Experience of Forgiveness: An American and Indian Comparison," published in the International Journal of Psychology.

Dominican University has announced the hiring of Sheila Radford-Hill to the position of Chief Diversity Officer. She will start in July. Dominican University is a coeducational, comprehensive, Catholic institution of higher education and research in River Forest, Illinois. For 11 years, Radford-Hill has been a leading voice for diversity, equity and inclusion on campus. Engaging students through academic advising, teaching and program administration, Radford-Hill has encouraged students from all backgrounds to pursue their love of learning. A committee will be convened to conduct a search for new leadership for the Diversity Center. 


House sitters available: Two recent Luther graduates interested in house sitting over the summer. Responsible, trustworthy and willing to provide references. Both maintain full-time jobs in Decorah and need a place to call home over the summer months before heading to graduate school. Contact Kelli, 650-2576 or <golike01>.

Home for sale by owner: Lovely home for sale, less than 1.5 miles from Decorah city limits. Beautiful park-like setting. See details at http://digitalimageproductions.com/house. Contact Kent, 419-5681 or <leekentd>.

Campers wanted: Women of the Wild, a weekend for exploring outdoor hobbies, crafts and skills is great girls weekend away, April 24-26. Sessions include camp activities like climbing the tower, archery and hiking. Area experts will be on hand to teach activities like photography, dutch oven cooking, fly fishing and Tai Chi. The event is held at beautiful Camp Tahigwa, near Decorah. For more information contact Amy, <webberam> or go to www.CamptasticTahigwa.org.

For sale: 1991 three-bedroom mobile home, 16 feet x 60 feet. Located in Cresco. Asking $12,000. Contact Jerome, <hayeje01> or 380-8183​.

Wanted: Inexpensive Kindle- not concerned with how old as long as it works. Contact Greg, 380-8936 or <eidegreg>.

Housing wanted: Intern looking for summer housing. Contact Carmen, (507) 272-2795.

For sale: Nike Football shoes (size 6). My 10-year-old son used these shoes for 2 months. They are in pretty good condition, asking $15 (original price $55) Pictures upon request. Contact Anna, <desafr01>.

Seeking housing: Two retired Luther faculty seeking an Austin, Texas-area house-sit or inexpensive rental during parts or all of May and June. We want to support our daughter's family in Cedar Park as they have their first child. We are meticulous housekeepers with previous house-sitting experience and references. We would appreciate any leads or suggestions. Contact Carol, <gilbertc>, 382-9863 or (612) 720-7440, or Mark, <mugglimz>, 382-9863 or (612) 720-5795.

Wanted: Used blender, let me know the details of your machine and your proposed price. Contact Kate, <hallka02> or 379-6165.

Cub scout fundraiser: Decorah cub scout pack 3067 is fundraising through Schwan's. Please go to this site and enter ID #18969 to support. The scouts receive 20 percent of purchases made for 45 days then 5 percent for an entire year. Money raised helps provide supplies for the cub scout program plus camperships for the boys to attend summer camp. Contact Janet, <hunterja> or 380-3951, with questions or if you have a boy in first through fifth grade who would be interested in joining. 

For sale: Boss FS-5L latching foot switch pedal or amp channel selector switch. Great condition, never used on a pedal board and no velcro ever attached. I am the original owner. Asking $20. Contact Tim, 419-1886 or <schweizt>.

For rent: Four bedroom home at 302 South Mill in Decorah. Back half of a duplex. Over 2,500 sq. ft. Lease through the end of May and then month to month basis. Heat and water included. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. $700 per month. For more information contact Tade Kerndt, 380-1415 or [email protected].

For sale: Progear air elliptical for sale, $100 or best offer. Bought new before Christmas. Monitor has pulse, scan, distance, calories burned etc. There is a manual resistance knob as well. Contact Ann, <pitzan01> or 419-5235. 

Volunteers needed: The Oneota Film festival is looking for volunteers, members and attendees to participate in the March 6-8, sixth Annual OFF event at Luther. For more information about participation as a volunteer, please call Pat Brockett, 277-1054.

For sale: Maytag, top loading washer and electric dryer. Matched set. It is white, six years old and in excellent condition. Asking $225 for the set. Contact Kim <obrienki>. 


And finally...

This Thursday is National Chili Day. Maybe it's time for a chili cook off or something to dip warm corn bread into. No matter what, chili can be a great winter meal to warm up with. Need some recipe ideas or creative inspiration?