Tuesday, April 14

TUESDAY 4/14/15

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April staff meeting 

The final staff meeting for 2014-15 will include reflections by senior students and remarks by President Carlson.  The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, and 9 a.m. Thursday, April 23. All staff are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions. 

Staff Excellence Award deadline extended

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due April 17, to the Office of Human Resources. Winners will be announced at the Luther College Staff Day. More information about the award and the nomination process, as well as a nomination form can be found at http://www.luther.edu/hr/award/.

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.  Anyone know 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

Dance Marathon challenge

In the week leading up to the "BIG EVENT" the student dancers would like to challenge the faculty and staff of Luther to raise more money (collectively) than the Dance Marathon top fundraiser. This means that together, Luther faculty and staff need to raise more than $1,329 by 11 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Share the Staff Donor Drive page and let's see if together we can raise more "For The Kids!"

The campus community is also invited to Community Hours from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Luther College's second annual Dance Marathon to support the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. DM will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday, April 18, in the Regents Center on the Luther College campus.

Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 150 schools across the country where students spend a year raising funds and interacting with children's hospital parents and families. 

The 12-hour dance party celebrates the lives of the children that are still fighting for their health and remembers and honors the children that lost their battle. 

For more information contact the organizers at [email protected]

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 Program seeks 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 click here for nominations. For more information contact Kasey Nikkel, <kasey.nikkel>.


Home sporting events this week

April 17: Women's Tennis Vs. Winona State, 4 p.m.
April 18: Men's Tennis vs. Wartburg. 8:30 a.m.
            Men's Tennis vs. Elmhurst College 3:30 p.m.
April 19: Softball vs. St. Mary's 2 p.m.
            Women's Tennis vs. Augustana, 3 p.m.

Chapel schedule

April 15: Jutta Anderson
April 17: Sharon Jacob, Cathedral Choir
April 20: Kate Narveson, Cantorei, Luther College Ringers

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

Energy walk

Join sustainability staff Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. for a walk around campus to identify energy inefficiencies and areas for improvement and to earn yourself a Sugar Bowl gift card! Meet in Valders 374 through May 13.

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 upcoming sessions will focus on economics, technology, Luther's commitments and actions and local food. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

Exhibit of Strauss Scholarly Music Editions in Preus Library

The exhibit "Music Publishing Then and Now” is on display on the Main Floor of Preus Library. The exhibit features scholarly editions of compositions edited by John F. and Virginia F. Strauss and an overview of their 30 years of work in bringing the compositions of Ignaz Pleyel and Johann Vanhal to a broader audience. The display will be available through early June.

Blood drive

The National Chavez Challenge Blood Drive, held through American Red Cross, will be from 11 a.m.5 p.m Tuesday, April 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 through the end of this week. 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>.

American Portraits

Robert Wolf, Bonnie Koloc and friends will read from a forthcoming Free River Press anthology, American Portraits, with stories from Pine Ridge Reservation, Texas ranches, Iowa farms, Chicago and elsewhere. Reading will be videotaped by Luther student Emily Tope for a documentary. The reading will be in Olin 102 from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, with no charge for admission. 

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.

1st annual Hemp Prize for Orchestral Performance

The 2014-2015 Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Prize for Orchestral Performance recital will be given by Stephanie Diebel on French horn at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, in the Noble Recital Hall. A reception will follow the recital. Both the recital and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Stephanie, Luther senior from Western Springs, Illinois, is the first recipient of Luther College’s annual Richard C. and Joann M. Hemp Prize for Orchestral Performance. The prize is funded through an endowment established by Richard ’64 and Joann (Harr) Hemp ’65 of Reno, Nevada, and Decorah, Iowa. Awarded annually to a senior in the Luther College Symphony Orchestra, selection is by audition and recognizes exceptional performance, talent, musicianship, and leadership. Mr. Hemp is a regent emeritus, former chair of the Luther Board of Regents, and former Interim President of Luther College.

An evening with Nick Jonas

Reminder: 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 at 8:45 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $35 and the performance is almost sold out.

Summer 2015 Faculty Computer Refresh

LIS will host a session on the Summer 2015 Faculty Computer Roll Tuesday April 21, 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Koren 217. Faculty members in the following departments are scheduled to receive new computers this summer as part of the four year replacement cycle and are encouraged to attend: Africana studies, Communication studies, Economics and Business, Education, History, Library and Information Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work. Sign up at https://www.luther.edu/lis/events/.

Luther College Woman's Club goes underwater

Dan Davis, assistant professor of Classics at Luther, will lead a marine archeology program for Luther College Woman's Club at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Peace Dining Room. A treat from the music department and a treat from the kitchen are on the agenda. All are welcome. This is the last meeting for the academic year until September.

Speech, Debate, and Competitive Acting

Please join the Luther College Speech, Debate and Competitive Acting team in their Forensics Reception, 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Peace Dining Room, to showcase the team's accomplishments. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. All departments are encouraged to watch nationally ranked speakers perform and learn more about the program and how it connects to all disciplines. Contact Isaac for more information <heinis01>. 

Luther College Collegiate Chorale to perform

Luther College's Collegiate Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the CFL. The performance, part of the Collegiate Chorale's annual Midwest Tour, is open to the public with no charge of admission. The concert will be streamed live at: stream.luther.edu. Collegiate Chorale, under the direction of Andrew Last, is composed of select junior and senior singers.

Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band Concert

The Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the CFL Main hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band are directed by Joan deAlbuquerque.

Luther's Richard Merritt and Scott Hurley present lecture

Richard Merritt and Scott Hurley will present the Paideia Texts and Issues lecture "Invisible Geographies: Violence and Oppression in the Prison Industrial Complex and Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the CFL Recital Hall. A reception, held in Qualley Lounge, will follow the lecture. Both the lecture and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther College Cantorei and Luther Ringers to perform April 24

Luther College's Cantorei and Luther Ringers will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Noble Recital Hall. Cantorei, an auditioned women's choral ensemble with 36 members, is directed by Linda Martin. The Luther Ringers, a 13-member bell choir, is directed by Gregory Peterson. Together, Cantorei and the Luther Ringers will perform "Peter, Go Ring them Bells" arranged by Gwyn Arch.

'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 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22. Both the gallery reception and the exhibit are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Geocache for College Cash

It is Money Smart Week April 20-24 and students can play "Geocache for College Cash" in Preus Library. Spread the word – students need to find seven posters, learn about seven financial topics every college student should know, answer seven quiz questions and can then be entered in the drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. Students can scan QR codes on posters to answer questions or use URL. Sponsored by Preus Library, Student Support Services and the Financial Aid Office.

Discovery Day

All children in grades K – 6 are invited to Discovery Day, sponsored by the Luther Environmental Education class, 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, April 25. Each child will participate in three environmentally focused workshops. Snack provided. Pre-registration required; $3 fee due at the event. Visit luther.edu/environmentaloutreach for registration. 

Luther College opera featured in 'Arias in April'

Iowa Public Radio will feature Luther College productions of Puccini's "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, and at 10 p.m. Sunday, April 26. As part of IPR's "Arias in April" season, the recordings can be heard online through the streaming media player found at www.iowapublicradio.org or for a list of IPR Classical broadcast frequencies see www.iowapublicradio.org.

Luther to host April 27 Preview Day

Luther College will host a Preview Day for current high school juniors Monday, April 27, 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. Current high school juniors can come learn about Luther's campus with a student-led tour and see the best places to study, eat and play. 

Luther College Cathedral Choir to perform homecoming concert

Luther's Cathedral Choir will perform a homecoming concert titled, "I Believe," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance concludes the 2015 Cathedral Choir tour. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at: stream.luther.edu. The 2015 Cathedral Choir tour program includes works by Bradley Ellingboe, Eriks Esenvalds, Ola Gjeilo, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Rosephanye Powell, Jake Runestad and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Student recitals

Regina Young, Luther College junior from Northfield, Minnesota, will perform a tenor saxophone recital at noon, Saturday, April 18.

Emily Clay, Luther College junior from Westfield, Wisconsin, will perform a soprano recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

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 15: Rita Tejada
April 16: Chris Stuckman
April 17: Ruth Kath, Jeff Dintaman
April 18: Jessica Paul, Kay Schmitt
April 19: Roger Jaeger, Helen Westcott, Debra Henderson
April 20: Diane Tacke, Nancy Dietzenbach

Thank you

Thank you to the Luther College community for the many expressions of sympathy and support that were extended to us after the passing of Kathy's father, Jerry Stortz of Decorah. The support received from the community was truly appreciated. 

-Jay and Kathy Uthoff 

Job openings

Athletic Director search underway

A search committee was convened to select Luther's new Athletic Director. The committee is currently accepting nominations and input on the search. Contact [email protected] with nominations, input and questions.

Athletic Director: Full-time, 12-month position. Administers the NCAA Division III athletics program at Luther, ensuring compliance with federal, Iowa and NCAA policies, and provides strategic leadership, direction and oversight for all aspects of the Luther athletics program. He/she is responsible for hiring coaches and other staff, fiscal affairs, strategic planning, facilities and general operations. The Athletic Director manages more than 40 staff, 19 varsity sports programs, and activities that support approximately 500 student-athletes. The athletic director reports directly to Luther's president and works closely with campus leaders including vice presidents for finance and administration, facilities, admissions, student life, academic affairs, communications and marketing, development, and others, as well as health and physical education, athletic training, and coaching and administrative staff of the Athletics Department.

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.


Justin Sprung gave a research talk titled "Finding Work-Life Balance: Examining Competing Roles Among Two Unique Populations" to students and faculty at the University of Minnesota-Duluth Friday, April 3.

Jacob Lassetter performed as baritone soloist in J.S. Bach's "Mass in B Minor" with the Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble March 14 and 15. He has previously performed as baritone soloist with the Choral Arts Ensemble in Orff's "Carmina Burana" and Hadyn's "Lord Nelson Mass."

Fatimetu Emhamed, class of 2017, and Holly Harris, class of 2015, were awarded $10,000 to travel to Algeria this summer to implement their Projects for Peace vision. The Projects for Peace program, a competitive program for undergraduates at American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program invites students to design grassroots projects that can be implemented around the world. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible are funded with $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today's motivated youth to create and implement their ideas for building peace.

Amy Weldon has been accepted to the second annual Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference in Ripton, Vermont this June. Her most recent story, "Misfit," appeared in Thumbnail this spring.

Hongmei Yu published an article titled "From Kundun to Mulan:  A Political Economic Case Study of Disney and China" in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, Volume 22, Number 1, Fall/Winter 2014. Available online at: http://www.asianetworkexchange.org/index.php/ane/article/view/100/226


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: Three-four 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.

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.

House for rent: For Luther faculty, close to campus-1 mile, private location on 5.28 acres, 2708 College Dr., House is 1,760 square feet with a 764-square-foot finished basement, three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two car garage with loft above, central air and electric heat. Rent is $1,200 month plus utilities and the house is available now. Contact Lana, 380-1389 or [email protected], if interested.

House sitter/cat sitter needed: From early September to mid February during professor sabbatical leave, preferably Luther faculty, staff or senior student. Two-bedroom house next to campus, rent is free in exchange for taking care of three low-maintenance cats but utilities are the responsibility of house sitter. Security deposit required and references needed. For more information please contact Hongmei, <yuho01>.

Housing needed: Intern in Decorah for the summer looking for an apartment to sublease starting June 1 through the end of July. Please call Carmen at (507) 272-2795.

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 or best offer. Contact Travis with questions or offers <huintr01> or 387-1417.

For sale: Vintage audio gear and furniture. Audio control 101C real time analyzer/equalizer with microphone, $145. Dyna PAS preamp (275) and Hammond H-AO-40-1 6V6 mono block amplifiers, $130 each. Rectilinear IIIb speakers, $225 pair, Klipsch KG4 speakers, $325 pair. Sony SEH 310 hybrid equalizer, $120. Conant Ball solid maple coffee table, $145, Sprague and Carlton solid maple Deacon’s bench with Maplelux finish, $145, solid oak revolving bookcase, $95, Mickey Mouse keypad phone $50 and Bell beige rotary phone $30. Contact Robert, <fittonro>.

For sale: Green Honda Civic LX Sedan, 131,588 miles. Good condition, asking $2,200 OBO. Pictures on request. Contact Brookhart, <shiesb01>.

Housing needed: Three-four Luther students looking for a rental house with Three-four bedrooms close to campus for summer with reasonable rent. Contact <yazdch01> with any information.

For sale: Home for sale by owner, 310 5th Ave. PRICE REDUCED. Three bedrooms, two baths, fireplace, four-season sunroom, garage, plus large carport, etc. Excellent condition. Call Carol Van Vleet, 258-9338.

Wanted: One bedroom apartment or room for rent. Very clean and easy to get along with, recent Luther graduate in need of rental space in Decorah, close to Luther is preferable. Apartment needed in July, but can start paying rent in June if need be. Contact Shelby,<nelssh05> or (702) 755-0034.

Lost: Brown wool men's Tilley hat with rim and tuck in earflaps. If found on campus, please contact Mike Blair, <blairmic> or 379-4987.

Garage sale: Bartels family, 2614 River Rd, just past Haugen Hummel, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, stoneware, glass bowls, pots/pans, decorative stamping stamps, one or two tons of nice baby boy clothes (0m-4T), toddler toys, two Terry Redlin framed prints, Thomas and Friends trains, tools, florescent shop lights, older riding lawnmower - needs engine work. Contact Michael, <bartmi03>.  


And finally...

Today is National Library day and also National Library workers day. The Preus library is celebrating by having a book sale. Stop by all week and check out hundreds of books available and don't forget to smile at the library employees!