Tuesday, March 3

TUESDAY 3/3/15

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Retirement planning seminar

Diane Tacke will lead a retirement planning seminar from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Olin Round Table Room. The session is limited to 20 people. To sign up, contact Vickie, <harpvi01> or 387-1507. This session is for those 45 years old and under. Spouses are welcome.

Thank you and heads up from Admissions

Thank you to the Luther College community for all your help and support of our Scholar Recognition Days the past two Saturdays. 270 prospective students and their 472 guests were provided an outstanding campus visit experience and we couldn't have done it without you.

We thank you in advance for helping us welcome 50 prospective students on Friday, March 6, for a music student audition day, and another 60 accepted students arriving from Chicago March 8-9.

Your continued support is appreciated as we move toward welcoming 640 new students in the fall.

Faculty sabbatical leaves

The Dean's Office announces the following faculty sabbatical leaves approved for 2015-16:

Andi Beckendorf
Laurie Iudin-Nelson (semester leave over academic year)
Marian Kaehler
Kirk Larsen (spring 2015, fall 2015, January 2016)
Kristin Swanson
Hongmei Yu

Richard Mtisi
David Njus
Britt Rhodes
Paul Savariappan
Andrew Whitfield

Jodi Enos-Berlage
Xiao Hu
Laura Peterson
Stephanie Travers

Lose something?

Missing something? Try looking for it at the Welcome Center in the Union or at the SPO office. Stop by and reunite with that missing earring, glove, hat or water bottle.

More about measles

The United States is currently experiencing a large multi-state outbreak of measles, however there are no confirmed cases of measles in Iowa. For more information regarding the measles vaccine and campus quarantine protocols see the Health Service website.

LIS Tip of the Month

Close files and shutdown your computer daily. This will optimize your machine's performance, as well as conserve energy. For more info, visit http://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips/.


Elmer Hansen has announced that he will retire on April 1. He has worked for Luther for more than 20 years. In the weeks ahead, we look forward to thanking him for his dedicated service to the college.

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 and 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>.

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 toner 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.


No home sporting events this week, women's basketball headed to national tournament

There are no home sporting events this week. However a huge congratulations are in order for the women's basketball team, as they head to the national tournament. Tentative game time is 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, where Luther will face St. Norbert College in a first round tournament game hosted by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stay tuned to sports.luther.edu for up-to-date information. Let's go Norse!

Chapel schedule

Watch chapel online two ways: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays live at stream.luther.edu, or watch past chapels anytime by clicking on the "On Demand" tab at the same site, stream.luther.edu.

Wednesday, March 4: Paula Carlson, Collegiate Chorale
Friday, March 6: Sheila Radford-Hill, Ethnic Arts Chapel,
Aurora, Norsemen
Monday, March 9: Gregory Peterson

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

Dance Marathon silent auction for the kids March 3

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 children undergoing treatment there. 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., Tuesday, 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.

Seed Selection: Choosing the right seeds

Puzzled by the many questions surrounding selecting seeds for a summer garden? Have no fear. Join Mike Bollinger of River Root Farm and Grant Olson of Seed Savers Exchange as they discuss tips for choosing seeds. Seed Selection: Choosing the Right Seeds will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in Valders 362. Class is open to all with no charge for admission, but registration is required. To register, please visit https://www.luther.edu/sustainability/campus/food/education/classes/gardening/. For more information contact Ellen <badgel01>.

Ambassador, Peace Corps rep talk about careers in diplomatic service

A foreign service veteran and a Peace Corps representative will share their experiences working internationally in a talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102.

Ian Kelly, Midwest Diplomat-in-Residence with the U.S. Department of State, and Kera Halvorson, Peace Corps recruiter, will discuss international opportunities and internships, as well as their career paths and experiences.

The lecture, sponsored by Luther's Career Center, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Center Stage Series: Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela

Celebrating 20 years since the end of Apartheid, South African musical icons Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the CFL. Masekela and Mahlasela pay homage to their home country's 20 years of democracy in "20 Years of Freedom: featuring South Africa's Freedom Songs."

Thomas C. Johnson's 'IRONHEAD' premiere

"IRONHEAD" (2015), a nine-minute documentary film, premieres at 5:45 p.m. Friday, March 6, in Olin 102 as part of the Oneota Film Festival. The film is produced by Thomas C. Johnson and Neal Abbott '15, with color by Aaron Lurth '08, and music by Brooke Joyce. "IRONHEAD" documents the creative artistry of Kelly Ludeking, ironmonger, sculptor and teacher. Ludeking is the founder of the Down on the Farm Iron Pour, a collaborative gathering of local, regional and international artists, held annually at his family farm near Decorah.

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.

'Shelved' Food-based works by Matthew Drissell on display

"Shelved," an exhibit of food-based paintings created by Matthew Drissell, will be on display March 6-April 18 in the CFL Gallery. Much of Drissell's work lately considers the nature of agriculture and sustainability. Drissell constructed the paintings in "Shelved" using processed treats, melted onto the canvas and fused together with industrial chemicals. These works are meant to both attract and revolt audiences, and explore the legacy of the industrial food system.

Ethnic Arts Festival and Oneota Film Festival

Luther continues to celebrate the cultures of the world by hosting the Ethnic Arts Festival in conjunction with the 2015 Oneota Film Festival. The Ethnic Arts Festival, begins at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7, and will have several events throughout the day.

The Oneota Film Festival will take place the same weekend as the Ethnic Arts Festival, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Friday, March 6; and continuing through Sunday, March 8.

2015 Concerto Competition finals

Luther's 2015 Concerto Competition finals will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Noble Recital Hall. Concerto Competition finalists are selected from preliminary auditions held March 3. All finalists will compete in a final round of competition on March 6 and immediately following, the winner(s) will be announced. The winner(s) will appear with the Luther Symphony Orchestra or Chamber Orchestra in public performance; date(s) to be announced.

Faculty Artist Series: Andrew Whitfield, voice

Andrew Whitfield will present a faculty recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. The recital will feature the works of George Frideric Handel, Vincenzo Bellini, Richard Strauss, Simon Sargon, and Brooke Joyce, Luther's composer-in-residence.

Faculty Artist Series: John Cord, trumpet

John Cord will present trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. The program consists of works by William Lathum, Giuseppe Torelli, Joaquin Rodrigo and Kevin McKee. Cord will also premiere "Homage" by Mike D'Ambrosio.

Art Song Jamboree March 9

The second Song Jam of the 2014-15 Luther Art Song Jamboree series will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the CFL. Art Song concerts are open to the public with no charge for admission. The program includes repertoire by composers Pauline Viardot, Mathilde Kralik, Judith Cloud, Margaret Garwood, Mel Bonis, Betty Jackson King and Margaret Bonds.

Faith, Peace, and Leadership: A Conversation with Mary McAleese

Renowned for humanitarian efforts during her terms as president of Ireland, Mary McAleese will highlight the peace process in Ireland during the onstage conversation, "Faith, Peace, and Leadership: A Conversation with Mary McAleese, President of Ireland 1997-2011," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the CFL. A question and answer session and book signing will follow McAleese's talk. Part of Luther's Distinguished Lecture Series, these events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Jon Ailabouni, jazz trumpet

Jon Ailabouni will perform a jazz trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission and will feature Hard Drop 5, Ailabouni's Chicago-based jazz quintet.

'The Fire this Time: St. Louis, Ferguson and the American City'

Colin Gordon, University of Iowa professor of history, will present the guest lecture, "The Fire this Time: St. Louis, Ferguson and the American City," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Valders 206.

The event, part of the "Don't Shoot" Series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The lecture, based on Gordon's work, focuses on how the intersection of politics, public policy, economics and race result in social and economic inequalities in troubled cities.

Student recitals

Sarah Bowman '16, from Fergus Falls, Minnesota, will perform a soprano recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7.

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


Celebrations this week

March 3: Kathryn Mcintyre
March 4: James Buzza, Nan Hibbs, Mark Rhodes
March 5: Lane Schwarz, Derek Hartl, Michael Elliott, Axel Parish
March 6: Paul Mattson
March 7: AmyJo DeCarlo, Dean Vesperman


To Cassie and Jacob Fouts on the birth of their son, Finley Regi, born Feb. 23, weighing nine pounds, one ounce.


To Jon and Debbie Aske on the Feb. 20 passing of Jon's mother, Melva Aske, of Mabel, Minnesota. Her memorial service is Tuesday, March 3, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minnesota.

New employees

Leah Benzing began her position as administrative assistant in Facilities Services on Jan. 5. Her office in Facilities Services, telephone 387-1010.

Caleb Padilla began his position as Assistant Football Coach-Defensive Coordinator, Spring Events Manager, HPE Instructor on Feb. 1. His office is Regents 11B, telephone 387-1613.

Nicholas Fisher began his position as Food and Farm Intern on Feb. 16. His office is Valders 372K, telephone 387-1797.

Kate Duffert began her new position as assistant director of Annual Giving on Feb. 9. Her office is Loyalty 212, telephone 387-1324.

Job openings

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.


Jill Wilson recently presented her research, "Perceptions of Educational Value in an Intergenerational Ensemble," at the Desert Skies Symposium for Music Education. The symposium was hosted by the University of Arizona.


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 five 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>.

For sale: Two Welch Village ski passes. Can be used any day of the week this winter. Asking $20 for each ticket. Tickets are worth over $40 each. Contact Tim at <schweizt>.

Musicians wanted: Wedding in Jerico, Iowa, and reception in New Hampton, Iowa, on Aug. 22. Interested in having a string quartet play at the wedding and for an hour at the reception. For more information contact Mariana, <vegama01>.

Found: A nice earring was found in Baker Commons after the Balalaika Ensemble concert on Sunday, Feb. 22. If you are missing an earring contact Andi Beckendorf <beckenan> to identify and claim.


And finally...

March is National Women's History Month. Read on here for a great salute to women.

This week is National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week (coincidence that it's also National Procrastination Week?). Time to go "old school" and put pen to paper, have a look here for ideas on how to get started.

And today is National I Want You to Be Happy Day! So in the wise words of Bobby McFerrin, "Don't worry, be happy now."