Tuesday, March 10

TUESDAY 3/10/15

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Spring break hours

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Center
March 13: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
March 14-15: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
March 16-20: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
March 21: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
March 22: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
March 23: Regular hours resume

March 13: 8:45 a.m.-4:45p.m.
March 14-15: Closed
March 16-20: 8:45 a.m.-4:45p.m.
March 21-22: Closed
March 23: Regular hours resume

Mail Center
March 13: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
March 14-15: Closed
March 16-20: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
March 21-22: Closed
March 23: Regular hours resume

March 13: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
March 14-21: Closed
March 22: 5-7 p.m.
March 23: Regular hours resume

March 13: Closing at 5 p.m.
March 14-22: Closed
March 23: Regular hours resume

March 13: Closing at 5 p.m.
March 14-22: Closed
March 23: Regular hours resume

Nordic Brew
March 13: Closing at 5 p.m.
March 14-22: closed
March 23: regular hours resume

March 13: Closing at 5 p.m.
March 14-22: Closed
March 23: Regular hours resume 

Sunnyside Cafe
March 14-22: Closed
March 23: Regular hours resume

March 13: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 14-15: Closed
March 16-20: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 21: Closed
March 22: 6 p.m.-midnight
March 23: Regular hours resume

March 15: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 16: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
March 17: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
March 18-20
: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
March 21: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
March 22: 11 a.m.-8 p.m
March 23: Regular hours resume

March 13
: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 14
: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 15
: 1-3 p.m.
March 16-20
: 6-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 21
: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
March 22
: 5-8 p.m.
March 23
: Regular hours resume

Facilities Services warns of icy sidewalks and streets

Facilities Services reminds everyone to be cautious when walking on sidewalks and streets. As snow melts and refreezes during the overnight periods, these areas can be slippery. The grounds crew knows where problem areas are on campus and are treating those areas early in the morning. Please be careful on the way to campus as well. To report a slippery area on campus, please call 387-1146.

Farwell elevator unavailable during spring break

A reminder to faculty and staff: During spring break Farwell Hall will be locked. The hall will reopen at 10 a.m., March 22. Staff and faculty should take note that these hours include the use of the Farwell elevator. 

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.

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/.

2015 Paideia summer reading

The Paideia 111-112 planning committee has chosen Cristina Henríquez's novel, "The Book of Unknown Americans," as the 2015 summer reading.  It's a story about family, responsibility, hope and regret; told by an array of characters from Central and South America. 

Peace scholars announced

The Honors Advisory Committee is pleased to announce this year's Luther Peace Scholars. Congratulations to Katie Kovacovich '16, majoring in social work, and Emily Holm '17, majoring in religion, who will spend seven weeks this summer with other Peace Scholars from Augsburg, Augustana (Sioux Falls), Concordia (Moorhead), Pacific Lutheran, and St. Olaf studying peace and conflict resolution in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway.

Bowl for your discount

March 10-12 stop into the Luther Book Shop to bowl for an extra discount on a clearance purchase. An open frame = 10 percent off, a spare = 15 percent off and a strike = 25 percent off.

Krahn Family Student Service Award

Student Life is accepting nominations for the Krahn Family Student Service Award. Nominees should be sophomore and junior students who have demonstrated a strong contribution to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College. Nominations may be submitted here through April 3.


There are no home sporting events this week. However congratulations are in order for the teams competing at the national level this week. Men's and women's track and field will be in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and wrestling will be in Hershey, Pennsylvania. 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.

We are glad to welcome Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, as chapel preacher on Wednesday, March 11.

Wednesday, March 11:  Mary McAleese, President of Ireland 1997-2011, Cantorei
Friday, March 13:  Toby Ziemer, senior chapel
Spring Break, Mar. 16-20: No chapel 

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

'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.

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.

'Don't Shoot' series panel discussion

Luther will host a student-led panel discussion on racism and privilege in the Luther and Decorah communities at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Peace Dining Room. The panel, titled "What does Ferguson have to do with Decorah?" is part of Luther's "Don't Shoot" series, an ongoing conversation meant to engage the community in thinking about issues of race, class and policing. 

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.

Gardening class

Seed Starting 101. There are many reputable places to buy high quality transplants, but have you ever thought about growing your own? Jeff Scott of Driftless Gardens will discuss strategies and techniques to help you learn to grow your own plant starts this year. Class will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. March 12  in Valders 372. Class is free and open to all, but please preregister

Luther College Woman's Club

Luther College Woman's Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Peace Dining Room. The program is titled "World Immigration and Up and Moving Arts: Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong," with presenters Ruth Palmer, Marybeth Gallant, Diane Sondrol and Brenda Harris. Hear a treat from the music department, a brief business meeting, an update of campus news and enjoy refreshments. All are welcome.

D'Ambrosio to read selected works

Author Charles D'Ambrosio will present a reading of selected works at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Olin Room 102. This addition to the Guest Readings series is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Living history: A Holocaust survivor story

Esther Bauer will recount her harrowing experiences as a Holocaust Survivor in the lecture "Living History: A Holocaust Survivor Story" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the CFL main hall. Bauer will share the story of her amazing, educated, and liberated mother Dr. Marie Anna Jonas who was a medical doctor stripped of her ability to practice by the Reich Citizen Law. Bauer speaks to students as often as she can so that they will "learn what happened, and see to it that it never happens again." Bauer's bounding energy and joy for life is infectious, and leaves listeners filled with respect, awe and appreciation for the indestructibility of the human spirit. This event is being sponsored by the Student Activities Council, Leadership committee. Free with CAF, or $5 without.

Women, Faith, and Finance Seminar

On Friday, April 10, Luther is hosting the 11th annual Women, Faith, and Finance seminar at the Hotel Winneshiek. Women of all ages are invited to come and learn more about financial management, retirement, estate planning and charitable giving. Cost is $30 or bring a friend, and each save $5. First 75 paid registrants receive their choice between two resource books. To register, go to www.luther.edu/wff or contact Jeanie <lovellje> for more information.


Celebrations this week

March 10: Charlotte Kunkel, Sarah Frydenlund, Justin Sprung
March 11: Lorraine Holthaus, Derek Sweet
March 12: Alla Sazonova, Marcia Gullickson, Judy Riha, Brendan Devine Meyer
Match 13: Thomas Berger
March 14: April Rowe Neal
March 15: Joan Beckman, Greg Lonning, Greg Madsen, Bethany Krepela
March 16: Jodi Meyer-Mork

March 4: Nancy Dietzenbach, 30 years, Christine Thompson 30 years 

Thank you 

To Luther College faculty, staff, and students for your kind prayers, thoughts, and expressions of sympathy at the death of my father.  I am especially grateful to my colleagues in music and Paideia for covering my classes during my absence from campus and to campus ministry for including my family in their prayers.  I am thankful for colleagues and a campus community that demonstrates such support and graciousness towards one another.Thank you.
-Jonathon Struve

To the Luther College Community for the many expressions of sympathy and acts of kindness that were extended to us after the passing of Trish's mother, Charlotte Twedt Frandsen. The support of those who covered for us during our absence from campus was especially appreciated, including the Student Life and Admissions staff, and in particular, Mary Weis, Kasey Nikkel and the Student Activities Council. The thoughtfulness we experienced served as a reminder of the great community in which we work and live.
-Trish and Kirk Neubauer


To the family of Betty Rikansrud Nelson of Decorah who passed away March 8.  At Luther she served as a teaching associate in the economics, accounting and business departments and was a loyal Norse fan. She was the wife of David T. Nelson, former professor of physics for many years and athletics director. The memorial service is Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Decorah. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah.

Job openings

Director of Counseling Service

Full-time Director of Counseling Service who will provide comprehensive leadership and clinical direction for all dimensions of the Counseling Service, play an active role within the Student Life Division and contribute to divisional collaboration and planning. The Director will also lead the Counseling Service in partnering with an array of student support services and other college programs to respond to student mental health issues and promote student wellness.

The successful candidate will have one of the following degrees: doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, MSW in clinical social work, or master's degree in counseling. Other requirements include: must be currently licensed in Iowa as a psychologist, independent social worker, or mental health counselor, or be licensure-eligible within one year of hire; must have a minimum of five years of full-time postgraduate practice as a mental health professional working in a clinical setting with late adolescent and adult clients as well as significant experience in crisis intervention and assessment of suicide risk and other acute mental health problems.

Director of the Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program

Full-time Director of the Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program. This endowed position was established to bring focus to the array of issues that center on healthy living and wellness. The Director should possess social entrepreneurial skills and provide creative leadership to assure continuation of the lifetime wellness program in order to meet the needs of a campus community of 2,500 students and 600 employees. The position has major responsibilities for the development, implementation and evaluation of the program and reports to the Vice President and Dean for Student Life for programmatic aspects and to the Health and Physical Education and Athletic Training department chair for teaching duties.

Doctorate degree preferred. Master's degree required in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Health or related field and extensive knowledge of wellness program development, management and assessment. At least two years full-time, professional experience in the administration or management of a health and wellness program; and teaching experience at the college level preferred.

Regional admissions counselor—Twin Cities

Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate.  

Candidates must be currently based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, or be willing to relocate to the area at the time of employment. 

Previous experience in admissions or a related field is preferred, and an appreciation for residential, liberal arts colleges would be helpful. A bachelor's degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license.

Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Please see full posting and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com


Kate Narveson assumed her position as president of the John Donne Society at their annual conference, Feb. 26-March 1. She gave the presidential address, an academic lecture, on "John Donne: How and Why to Love the Ordinary." She is also taking on duties as an editor of the Variorum edition of Donne's religious poetry.

Diane Scholl's poem "Salt" appears in the Lent 2015 issue of The Cresset.  Her poem "Starry Night," a finalist in the 2014 Sow's Ear Poetry Review contest, appears in a forthcoming issue of the Sow's Ear Poetry Review.

Victoria Christman recently accompanied four Luther students, Betsy Fawcett '17, Fabian Pop Pop '17, Emily Sena '15, and Calvin Waller '15 to the third annual Undergraduate Workshop on Human Rights, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University. Fawcett, Pop Pop, Sena and Waller were four of 15 participants invited to take place in the two-day workshop, at which they shared their research with students and faculty from around the country.

Loren Toussaint, Colwick Wilson, Loma Linda University, Leon Wilson, Alabama State University and David Williams, Harvard University, recently published the article "Religiousness and suicide in a nationally representative sample of Trinidad and Tobago adolescents and young adults" in the peer-reviewed journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. This represents only the second study to examine religious factors in suicide in this vulnerable population.


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.

For sale: 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>

Housing needed: Nontraditional Luther student seeking a first floor apartment in the Decorah area. Contact Val, 217-9041 or <heikva01>, with availability information.

For sale: How does walking to work every day sound? A wonderful house on Leif Erikson Drive is now for sale and it's only 1,262 steps to the Union. Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, attached garage and a perfectly sized yard for low maintenance. Too many upgrades to list here, for more information contact Renee, <bayre01> or 419-3900.


And finally...

Today is the International Day of Awesomeness. Being awesome is not hard, most people do it every day and are not recognized for it. Celebrate being awesome today and be sure to tell someone else how awesome they are. Want to learn more about this day? Need ideas for how to be awesome? Learn more here. And as John Green would say, "DFTBA" (Don't Forget To Be Awesome).