Tuesday, April 7

TUESDAY 4/7/15

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Staff Day - save the date

Staff Day will be held Tuesday, June 9 beginning with lunch. This year's theme is "A Luther Luau" so dig out those Hawaiian shirts. If anyone knows how to play the ukelele, e-mail Kate Duffert at <trigka01>.

Faculty recognition dinner

The traditional Faculty Recognition Dinner event will take a slightly different form this year, 10 25-year honorees will be recognized with an evening reception on Tuesday, May 12 and 13 retiring faculty members at an evening dinner on Thursday, May 14. Both events will take place in Peace Dining Room. Watch Dean's Notes and the Tuesday for more information


HR announces summer hours and holiday schedule

Summer hours
Summer hours begin Monday, May 25, 2015
-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (45 minute lunch breaks; total hours = 8.25)
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (30 minute lunch break, and no morning or afternoon break; total hours = 7)

Note: 1. Each office must be staffed by at least one employee until 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
2. Breaks will not be scheduled at the end of the work day.

We will return to regular work hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 (always the week prior to classes beginning).

Holiday schedule-summer and academic year
Monday, May 25, 2015
Memorial Day
Friday, July 3, 2015
Independence Day
Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015
Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
Christmas Holiday
Friday, Dec. 25, 2015
Christmas Day
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
New Year’s Holiday
Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
New Year’s Day
Friday, March 25, 2016
Good Friday
Monday, May 30, 2016
Memorial Day

Personal Day to be used from Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2016. (May not be split between days)

*Please note that January Term classes begin Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

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 through May 1. There will be a table outside of the cafeteria from 5-7 p.m. April 20-April 24.

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 877-595-5281. 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.

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. 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 question and answer session and discussion. The topics tentatively scheduled 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 or social security number. For more information see this blog post on lis.luther.edu.

Ashley Heffernen named Fulbright English Teaching Assistant

The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Ashley Heffernen '14, to receive a Fulbright award for the 2015-16 academic year. Heffernen, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, graduated from Luther in December 2014 after earning a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a minor in music. She will serve the Fulbright program as an English teaching assistant in Mexico.

Lecture and Fine Arts Committee window opening soon

The first phase of the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee application review cycle will be open April 15-29. Applications submitted after April 29 will not be considered until the fall, with a deadline of Sept. 1. The application form is located on LFA's website: https://www.luther.edu/programming/lfa/. Have programming ideas for 2015-16? Please plan to join the LFA committee and others involved in campus programming for a conversation and breakfast treats from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Nobel Dining Room. For more details, contact Kyle Fey <feyky01>.

Benefits study group

The following individuals have been appointed to the benefits study group: vice presidents Diane Tacke (chairperson) and Kevin Kraus; staff: Marsha Wenthold, Arleen Orvis, Heather Frey, Ann Sponberg Peterson, Derek Hartl and Chivonne Marlowe; faculty: Amy Weldon, Scott Carlson, Steve Holland and David Ranum; regents: Diane Thormodsgard, Bob Paulson, Jon Stellmacher and Dennis Flatness.

Shipping via UPS

When shipping via UPS on campus after hours or on weekends and not from the mail center please make sure to fill out the entire mailing label. Include full name and department so the shipping is billed correctly. Questions can be directed towards Carolyn Rod in the mail center, 387-1447, or Kim Bohr in the document center, 387-1013.

Student organization nominations

Know of a student organization with an an event, service project, and/or student leader that deserves recognition? The Launching Luther Leaders (L3) Program is seeking nominations for the 2014-15 awards program. The top three candidates from each category will be recognized at the L3 awards banquet on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Nominations are due Tuesday, April 14. Please go to for nominations: https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/forms/d/1YS9q9xmskWG2_WRgFG0T8Q1-M4zQEBnDpCJOmflIghk/viewform?c=0&w=1. For more information contact Kasey Nikkel, <kasey.nikkel>.


Home sporting events this week

April 8: Softball vs. Wartburg, 3 p.m.
April 10: Baseball vs. Loras, 1 p.m.
April 11: Men's and Women's Track and Field, Norse Relays, 12 p.m.
Baseball vs. Loras, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Simpson, 2 p.m.

Chapel schedule

April 8: Amy Zalk Larson
April 10: Robert Shedinger
April 13: Brad Chamberlain

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.

Twin Peaks 25th anniversary

Curious about the Twin peaks series and the buzz about its return in 2016? Join the gang at Preus Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in Hovde Room to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed television show with coffee, pie and donuts. There will be an intro discussion with faculty Andrew Hageman and Thomas Johnson followed by the screening of three classic episodes. See the Preus Library Facebook page for more information.

'The Mask You Live In'

"The Mask You Live In," a documentary film that explores the gender stereotypes traditionally forced upon men and boys, will be screened at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, in Valders 206. The film is open to the public with no charge for admission. After the screening, Active Minds will lead a community discussion on gender stereotypes and what the community can do to combat the negative aspects of those limiting patterns.

Gardening class series: how to build a raised bed

There are many benefits to gardening within a raised bed system. Join Jeff Scott of Driftless Gardens from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 9, in Valders 262 as he discusses how to make and garden in a raised bed. Class is free and open to all but preregistration is required:https://www.luther.edu/sustainability/campus/food/education/classes/gardening/.

Presentation from former music director at KWLC

KWLC invites the community to an informal presentation by Lindsay Kimball, assistant Program Director of 89.3 The Current, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in the Borlaug Room. Kimball will discuss her experiences at The Current and Minnesota Public Radio. Kimball was formerly Music Director at KWLC and is a Luther College graduate in communication studies and psychology.

Luther Collegium Musicum ensemble to perform

Performing works by Henry Purcell, the Luther College Collegium Musicum concert begins 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, in the Noble Recital Hall. 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.

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

'All Recipes Are Home'

An original theatrical experience about food, family and the comfort of home, locally commissioned musical "All Recipes Are Home" will make its premiere at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the CFL Main Hall as the final performance of the 2014-15 Luther Center Stage Series. This performance is sponsored by Decorah Bank and Trust Company. Tickets are on sale at Luther's Ticket Office. Call387-1357 or email<boxoffice> to order or receive the online code.

Blood drive

The National Chavez Challenge Blood Drive, held through American Red Cross, will be from 11 a.m.5 p.m Wednesday, April 13-14. Schedule an appointment online at redcrossblood.org. All donors will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. The blood drive is sponsored by Tau Delta Gamma.

Book sale

Preus Library's annual National Library Week book sale will be held Monday-Friday, April 13-17. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase in the library. Prices will decline daily.

Brown bag session on student-focused information literacy and technology projects

2014 LIS Summer Workshop participants Wanda Deifelt, Pedro dos Santos and Thomas Johnson will present and discuss their information literacy and technology projects at a brown bag session from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 14, in the Mott Room. Treats will be provided. This is an open session, so come and go as schedules allow. Contact Andi Beckendorf with questions, <beckenan>.

Brass Ensembles to perform

Luther College's Brass Ensembles will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Luther's Mass Brass Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Choir, Trombone Choir and Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, will perform both modern and classical styles, as well as arrangements and original compositions for brass.

Luther Admissions hosts April 17 Preview Day

Luther will host a Preview Day for current high school juniors Friday, April 17, giving students the opportunity to see the quality of life on campus, discover the academic excellence of Luther students and explore what life at Luther is really like. Parents are welcome to attend this event.Rising seniors can come learn about Luther's campus with a student-led tour and see the best places to study, eat and play.

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 the performance is almost sold out. 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.

'Northeast Iowa: A Quarter Century Retrospective'

"Northeast Iowa: A Quarter Century Retrospective" features samples from Robert Campagna's selenium-toned, film-based photographs of people and landscapes in Northeast Iowa. The gallery will be open for viewing April 22-May 24 in the upper level of the CFL. A gallery reception will be held from4:30-6:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 22. Both the gallery reception and the exhibit are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Student recitals

Kalli Kistenmacher, Luther College junior from Holstein, Iowa, will perform a trumpet recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12.

Recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus with receptions to follow. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.


Celebrations this week


April 8: Vaughn Tackmann
April 10: Germano Streese, Gregory Peterson, Jayme Nelson, Eric Baack, Brad Schultz
April 12: Amy Noel, Thomas Johnson
April 13: Arleen Orvis, Olga Michels, Russell Schouweiler
April 14: Gail Judisch, Edward Tebbenhoff, Nikolay Suvorov

Job openings

Acquisitions and resource management librarian

This position will provide leadership for library technical services including acquisitions, cataloging, interlibrary loan and serials and subscriptions management. The acquisitions and resource management librarian is a member of the Library staff within Library and Information Services.

Field placement officer for the education department

.83 FTE, benefit eligible, 10-month position, responsible for the processing of student teaching and practicum applications, developing placement and assessment materials and securing practicum experiences especially in diverse settings.

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.


Pedro dos Santos published an article titled "The Dilma Effect? Women's Representation under Dilma Rousseff's Presidency." The article is co-authored with Farida Jalalzai of University of Missouri-St. Louis and published in the journal "Politics & Gender."

Richard Leake participated on a panel titled "Preparing for Retirement: Life after Teaching" at the annual North American Management Society conference on March 26 in Chicago. He also chaired a session on business ethics at the conference.

Karen Kanakis presented a recital and a masterclass on the campus of Missouri State University-Springfield March 17-18. She has been selected as the Missouri State University Pi Kappa Lambda "Outstanding Alumna" for 2015 and will return to the MSU campus for a special presentation in May.

David Kamm presented a paper titled "We Don't Need No Stinking Technique" at the recent national Foundations in Art: Theory and Education conference in Indianapolis. His conference session, titled "Why Master the Skills before Making Something that Matters?" asked presenters to take a clear stand in favor of either "concept" or "technique" in art foundations instruction.

John Goodin's 2010 composition for mandolin orchestra, "Antonina," has been published by the Joachim Trekel Musikverlag in Hamburg. The piece was commissioned for performance at the 2010 convention of the Classical Mandolin Society of America and is dedicated to Antonina (Toni) Nigrelli, one of the founders of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

Kate Narveson gave a talk at the Folger Institute, "Resting Assured: Devotional Practice and the Creation of Emotion," as part of her term as a Research Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

Beth Lynch presented a lecture, "Cultural landscapes and opportunities for conservation of biodiversity," for the University of Northern Iowa Geography Department seminar series. Her talk included research and observations from central Italy, northern Chile and the Driftless Area of the Upper Midwest.

Alfredo Alonso Estenoz published a chapter in Una Isla Llamada Virgilio, a collection of essays on Cuban writer Virgilio Piñera (1912-79). He also gave a presentation at the event, "A Chain of Endless Tigers: Borges Revisits UWM" at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on April 2.

Maryna Bazylevych was a member of a panel "The Body Social: Discourses of Humanity and the Human Form" at the annual Soyuz Symposium at the University of Washington. Bazylevych also presented a paper titled "Vulnerable Providers. Between the Rock and the Hard Place in Ukraine" at the Society for the Applied Anthropology annual meeting and served as a panel chair and organizer for, "The Role of Class and Money in Bioethics."


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. 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>.

For sale: Flat bottom Pelican boat with trolling motor including two chairs. Great condition used only a few times, asking $700 or best offer. Contact Melissa for more information, 507-951-3961.

For rent: 3-4 bedroom, two bath home for rent near Luther. Ranch style home with two bedrooms on the main level. Available July 1. Completely remodeled new bath and new paint. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. One car attached garage and large yard, tenant pays all utilities and takes care of snow removal. Landlord mows the lawn. Rent is $1,100 per month. Email [email protected] for a rental application.

For rent: Beautiful three bedroom, one bath Craftsman-style home with oak woodwork that includes: built-in china hutches, columnade and bench. There is new carpet on the first floor and the second story bedrooms have fir floors. Home has been completely repainted on the inside and the bath has been updated. The sun filled enclosed porch is perfect for reading. Back deck is ideal for barbequing, relaxing in the shade or bird watching. Address is 205 Rural Ave, Decorah, and rent is $800 a month. For inquiries contact Chris, <garcch01>.

Wanted: Used riding mower, needs to mow about 3/4 of an acre so looking for at least a 42 inch deck and 17+hp. Will consider most makes and models. If you have a rider for sale, or know someone that has one for sale, please contact Michael at <bartmi03>, or (319)-230-0077

For sale: Epson expression premium XP-620 all-in-one wireless printer. New, $50. Contact Nancy, <hovdna01> or 380-4667.

For sale: 2008 Club Car Precedent golf car. New batteries spring 2014. Excellent condition. $3,500. Call Kent, 419-5681. Will deliver locally.

For sale: 8x10 Aluma trailer. Maintenance-free trailer, all aluminum with alloy rims and ramp. Stored inside most of its life, excellent condition. $1,500. Call Kent, 419-5681.


And finally...

April 7 is national No Housework Day. Spring cleaning is all done anyway right? It's time to kick back, enjoy a warm spring evening and appreciate all the beauty that Northeast Iowa has to offer!