Tuesday, March 31

TUESDAY 3/31/15

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The Luther College campus will be closed Friday, April 3, in honor of Good Friday.

Easter break hours

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Center
April 2: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
April 3: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
April 6: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
April 7:
Regular hours resume

April 2: Closing at 3 p.m.
April 3-5: Closed
April 6: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
April 7:
Regular hours resume

Mail Center
April 2: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
April 3-5: Closed
April 6:
Regular hours resume

April 2: Closing at 6:30 p.m.
April 3: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
April 4-5: Closed
April 6: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-7:30 p.m.
April 7:
Regular hours resume

April 2: Closing at 5 p.m.
April 3-6: Closed
April 7:
Regular hours resume

April 2: Closing at 5 p.m.
April 3-6: Closed
April 7:
Regular hours resume

Nordic Brew
April 2: Closing at 5 p.m.
April 3-6: Closed
April 7:
Regular hours resume

April 2
: Closing at 5 p.m.
April 3-6: Closed
April 7:
Regular hours resume

Sunnyside Cafe
April 2: Closing at 2 p.m.
April 3-6: Closed
April 7:
Regular hours resume

Oneota Market
April 2: Closing at 3 p.m.
April 3-5: Closed
April 6: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
April 7:
Regular hours resume

April 2: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 3-5: Closed
April 6:
8 a.m.-midnight
April 7:
Regular hours resume

Regents Center
April 2: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 3: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 4: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 5: Closed
April 6:
Regular hours resume

Legends Fitness Center
April 2: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 3-4: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
April 5: Closed
April 6:
7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
April 7:
Regular hours resume

R.J. McElroy Trust student and faculty research projects

The Iowa College Foundation announces its call for proposals for R.J. McElroy Trust Student and Faculty Research Projects for 2015-16. Student participants must be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2015. Applications require dual authorship by the proposing student or team of students, and a sponsoring faculty member. Funds may be used to support all expenses of a credible research project except faculty stipends. Maximum award is $2,000. Luther is eligible to submit up to four proposals. Internal deadline for proposals is Friday, April 10. Forms are available in the Dean's Office, Union 262, or via email <brandtja>.

Staff Excellence Award

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the staff excellence awards. Nominations are due Friday, April 10, to the Office of Human Resources. Winners will be announced at the Luther staff day. More information about the award and the nomination form can be found at luther.edu/hr/award/.

Health and dependent flex claims

Health and dependent flex claims for 2014 must be submitted for reimbursement by March 31, 2015. Claims must have been incurred by March 15, 2015, to be eligible for reimbursement from 2014 elections.

Summer 2015 faculty workshop

LIS and the Dean's Office are partnering to offer "Enhancing Student Learning Through Information Literacy and Technology" for faculty July 13-15. Participants will consider course-specific information literacy principles and departmental/teaching goals as related to technology including: multimedia, social media, new media literacies, hardware, software, etc. Additional information and application can be found at: http://lis.luther.edu/studentlearningworkshop2015. Individuals, pairs or teams from departments are welcome to apply. Contact Andi, <beckenan> with questions. Applications are due May 4.

Faculty and staff pilates classes

Classes are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays for $24. Attend at least four of the six weeks and receive a $25 Luther gift card. Modifications for all levels. Come and check it out this Wednesday in CFA Room 121 for free.

Community Supported Agriculture rebates

Employee households are eligible to receive up to $100 towards the purchase of a community supported agriculture share or garden membership in 2015. Options include: a regular box of vegetables (traditional share, winter share), select from farmer's stand at the farmer's market (market share), or receive assistance with planting and maintaining a vegetable garden (garden membership).More information and registration forms.

Tournament championship t-shirt

Purchase a 2015 Iowa Conference tournament championship t-shirt from the Women's Basketball program. Cost is $10 for a short sleeve white t-shirt. Contact David, <foleda01> or 387-1077.

Luther Community Garden

Gardening season is right around the corner and registration for 2015 community garden plots is open. The Luther Community Garden is a great way to learn more about gardening while growing something beautiful with others from the community. Plots are $30 for a full plot and $15 for a half. Register at luther.edu/sustainability/campus/food/growing/community.

Paideia Endowment Governing Board

The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther community to propose presentations on the theme "Impermanence: Embracing Change" for the 2015-16 Texts and Issues Lecture Series. The hope is that participants will address the theme from the perspective of a wide variety of texts drawn from the arts, sciences and humanities. If interested in participating in the lecture series, please submit a tentative title and a brief (250-500 word) proposal by Friday, April 17. Find the online proposal form at <https://www.luther.edu/paideia/forms/text-issues>.

Free The Girls

XOP will be collecting gently used or new bras of any shape, size or color. These bras will be sent to the Free The Girls: Fight Human Trafficking foundation. Please bring bras to the collection box at the mail center or contact Rachel <madrra01>. XOP will be accepting donations from April 1- May 1. There will be a table outside of the cafeteria from 5-7 p.m. April 20-April 24.

Send a bunny to your honey

Support Luther College Dance Marathon by purchasing Easter eggs filled with bunny candy. The eggs can be sent to friends, co-workers, roommates or a honey's SPO for $1. All proceeds go directly toward Dance Marathon. There will be a table outside of the cafeteria March 30-April 2. For more information contact Rachel, <madrra01>.

Luther College Hearing Board

Seeking new student members for next year's board. The Hearing Board is a governing body for the college's Student Code of Conduct. Interested students will need a recommendation from both a current student and faculty/staff member and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students may find the application here. Find more information regarding Board responsibilities and structure in the Student Code of Conduct. Faculty and staff may recommend students by contacting Jane Hildebrand at <hildebja>. Deadline for applications is April 9.

Employee Assistance Program

Luther College provides an Employee Assistance Program for employees. This program can help with: personal issues, planning for a life event such as new child, preparing for the future through a will or estate plan, consultation regarding finances such as getting out of debt or saving for college, the Luther College EAP can help with these everyday challenges. Call 877-595-8281. Online: guidanceresources.com-- Web ID: EAPBusiness.

Eye Med Vision Care

Luther College has access to vision discounts through our relationship with Delta Dental. Delta has teamed up with EyeMed Vision Care as a source for quality eye care services. Please take a few minutes to review the description of your EyeMed Vision Discount Plan, eyemedvisioncare.com/deltadental.

Flex Check Processing

There will be no Flex Check Processing the week of March 30. The next Flex Check Processing will be on April 8.

LIS Tip of the Month

If you have important files stored on your computer's hard drive, back up those files often to ensure that you won't lose your data if your machine crashes. For more information, visit http://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips/.

Luther and Climate Change

The Center for Sustainable Communities is hosting a series titled Luther and Climate Change. Starting April 2, the series will run from 9:40-10:30 a.m. Thursday mornings in Valders 367. The presentations will focus on one topic each and will last about 15 minutes, followed by a questions and answers sessions and discussion. The topics tentatively are: climate science, policy, economics, technology, Luther's commitments and actions, and local food. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Avoid identify theft

To avoid identify theft such as fraudulent tax filing, be careful with any forms that contain your social security number. Do not send email or attachments of documents containing name, birth date, and social security number.For more information see this blog post on lis.luther.edu.


Home sporting events this week

April 3: Baseball vs. Coe College, 1 p.m.
April 4:
Baseball vs. Coe College, 1 p.m.
April 6:
Softball vs. UW-Stevens Point, 3 p.m.

Chapel schedule

April 1: Mike Blair, Nordic Choir
April 3-6, No Chapel, Easter Break

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.

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

Cadaver lab tours

Student-led tours of the cadaver lab will be held at various times April 1-9, students, staff and faculty are invited to come and see the body in a whole new way. For information or to sign up, contact Steph, <frethams> or 387-1555.

Gerhard Marcks Lecture

The Luther Art History department welcomes Joni Kinsey, professor of art history at the University of Iowa, for her lecture, "Thomas Moran's Britain: Transatlantic Visions of the 'American Turner,'" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in Olin 102. The event is open to the public, with no charge for admission.

Luther Collegium Musicum ensemble to perform April 9

Performing works by Henry Purcell, the Luther College Collegium Musicum concert begins 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in the Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The ensemble of 11 singers and eight instrumentalists will focus on the second act of Purcell's "King Arthur," an opera with libretto by John Dryden. Also performing in the concert is the student/Decorah community instrumental ensemble of recorders and viols, and a smaller recorder ensemble.

Women, Faith, and Finance

There is still time to register for the April 10 Women, Faith, and Finance seminar at the Hotel Winneshiek. Keynote speaker is Joanne Seymour Kuster on "Values and Valuables: Leaving the Best Legacy for Your Heirs." Area financial professionals will also present. Cost is $30 or $25 each for groups of two or more. Women of all ages are invited. First 75 paid registrants receive a free book. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 2. Register at www.luther.edu/wff or e-mail <lovellje>.

13th Annual Brudos Family Opera Prize

Jennifer LeDoux, Luther senior from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the 2014-15 recipient of the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. She will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

A reception will follow the performance. Both the recital and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

An Evening with Nick Jonas

Pop sensation and host of Nickelodeon's 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, Nick Jonas will perform "An Evening with Nick Jonas," at Luther at 9:15 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Regents Center. Doors open at8:45 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $35 and go on sale Thursday, April 3. A former member of the pop rock band, The Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas announced himself as a brand-new artist on his self-titled solo debut in November 2014.

Student recitals

Maranatha Gannon, Luther College junior from Viola, Wisconsin, will perform a flute recital at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10.

Wesley Frye, Luther College junior from Tinley Park, Illinois, will perform a tenor recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12.

Tatyana German, Luther College senior from Rochester, Minnesota, will perform a vocal recital at noon Sunday, April 12.

Recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus.


Celebrations this week


March 31: Albert Emery
April 1: Teresa Rosendahl, James Langholz, Cameron Schuknecht, Bryan Nikkel, Jamison Stallman
April 2: Michael Bartels
April 3: James Griesheimer, Deanna Casterton, Erin Flater, Andrew Torgerud, Johanna Hogenson
April 5: Linda Martin, Jon Jensen, Viset Hovden, Amber Suckow

Thank you

It takes many hands to put together an event like the recent Ethnic Arts Festival, and we in the Diversity Center are ever grateful for those hands. Extra special thanks need to go out to George Hamilton, Terry Ollendieck and the Facilities crew, Kendall Thompson and Brad Phillips in the CFL and Amy Jo DeCarlo, Hannah Scheevel and all the Catering staff. Another year's successful festival, thanks to you!
-Amy Webber

Job openings


Full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position. General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s). Hours will generally be Monday through Friday with some weekend work required. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. Ability to perform maintenance and repair work of custodial equipment required. High school diploma or equivalent and valid driver license required.


Full-time registrar responsible for leadership of the Registrar's Office, including maintaining student academic records and upholding the academic regulations of the college. Requirements include: minimum of three years in a higher education setting; previous administrative experience as a registrar or associate or assistant registrar or as college faculty; knowledge of FERPA and other policies pertaining to compliance of federal rules and regulations; at least three years of experience with Colleague or a similar database and degree audit; and familiarity with trends in American higher education. A master's degree is preferred.

Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian

This position will provide leadership for library technical services including acquisitions, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and serials and subscriptions management. The Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian is a member of the Library Staff within Library & Information Services (LIS).

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


Andrew Ellingsen facilitated a session at the 2015 Organization of American Kodaly Educators National Conference in Minneapolis titled "Critical Thinking, 21st Century Skills and the New National Standards in the Intermediate Music Classroom." He also presented a session on Orff Schulwerk pedagogy as part of the Alliance for Active Music-Making's four-part OAKE session titled "Making Connections: Four Pathways To Lifelong Music Making" and three sessions for elementary music educators at the North Dakota Music Educator's Association 2015 Conference.

Ginger Meyette presented a workshop titled, “Linking Classroom to Community: Field in an Age of Civil Unrest,” at the Baccalaurate Program Directors (BPD) conference in Kansas City, Missouri on March 6.

Norma Hervey is teaching in Prague. She is teaching an online history class to students in Uganda and has done three seminars on the Holocaust for American students studying in Europe.

Alexandra White presented a paper, "Writing for the Real World: Business Communication for College Students" at the annual North American Management Society conference on March 26 in Chicago.

The Decorah First United Methodist Church choir will present a cantata, "The Crucifixion" by English composer John Stainer, at the church on Friday evening, April 3, at 7 p.m. in observance of Good Friday. The choir is directed by Amy Engelsdorfer and accompanied by Shayla DeJong '16. The cantata will feature soloists from Luther voice faculty, Ed Andereck, tenor, and Jonathon Struve, baritone. There is no charge for admission.


Seeking board games: Looking for old or unused board games, to take to an English club and and an English immersion program in Ukraine. The games would ideally be suitable for beginner or intermediate English level. Thank you! Please contact Maryna at <bazyma01>.

Books wanted: Donated books for the Luther Library Annual Book Sale held during National Library Week, April 13-17. It's spring cleaning time, if there books on shelves at home or work that are no longer wanted, consider donating them to Preus Library for the upcoming book sale. Box or bag them up and drop them off at the circulation desk with a note with your name on it. All proceeds from the book sale go toward new print books for the library's collection. Email <library> with questions.

Bowlers wanted: St. Benedict's Knights of Columbus will host a Bowl-A-Thon from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Oneota Lanes. Cost is $60 for four people. Children and "bad" bowlers welcomed. Cost covers two hours bowling, one pizza and pitcher of soda per lane and rental shoes for up to six people. This is a fun way to support the community work of the Knights. Contact Don, 387-1706 or <jonedo01>, for more information.

For sale: Bradbury console piano in excellent condition, buyer must move. Call Kathy, 562-3208 or 419-0979, for more information.

Wanted: Aerobic step used in aerobic classes. Willing to buy or borrow. Contact, Emily, <nealem01>.

For sale: Like-new condition, Asus PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor, 2560x1440 resolution, connectors for DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, HDMI, built-in speakers. Great monitor with bright and clear picture, lots of screen real estate at double the resolution of 1080p. Selling for $300. Contact Travis with questions or offers at <huintr01> or 387-1417.

For sale: Four used cabinets in very good condition. Asking $500, contact Michelle, <larsmi04> for pictures and more information.

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>.

For sale: New iPad Mini 2 with retina display 16gb wifi space gray, retail $299, asking $250. XBOX 360 with two wireless controllers and headsets 60gb hard drive plus games: HALO Reach, Lego Indiana Jones, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Command and Conquer Red Alert, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, asking $150. Barely used Fitbit One, retail $99, asking $75. New Mophie Juice pack plus for iPhone 5/s, retail $119, asking $75. Titanfall game for XBOX One, used once, $20. Contact Matthew, <bills>.


And finally...

It is national grilled cheese month. No, this isn't an April fools joke. Some like bread toasted, some like it grilled but no matter what it's a tasty treat. Get some cheesy ideas and learn about grilled cheese competitions.