Tuesday, April 21

TUESDAY 4/21/15

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Strategic Initiatives Discussions
President Carlson will host discussion sessions focused on strategic initiatives for Luther on the following dates and times:

Staff: 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Peace Dining Room; 9 a.m. Thursday, April 23, Peace Dining Room; and noon Thursday, April 30, Mott Room

Faculty: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, Olin 102; 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, CRH; 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, Valders 206; and 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, CRH.

Come share your thoughts about strategic priorities in the following four areas: Community Values, Identity, and Ethos; Academic Excellence and Innovation; Fiscal Sustainability; and Campus Spaces and Places.

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.


Lecture and Fine Arts Committee window open

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/.

Remember to contact HR

Please remember to contact Human Resources <hr> with any changes/additions to either home information including: address, phone, dependents or office information.

Summer reading available

Copies of the 2015 summer reading, "The Book of Unknown Americans" by Cristina Henríquez, are now available free of charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who will not be receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. The Paideia Governing Board and the office of the Dean invite you to join in conversation with the first-year class. It is a story about family, responsibility, hope and regret; told by an array of characters from Central and South America.

Community supported agriculture rebates - sign-up deadline May 1

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), farmer's stand at the farmer's market (market share), or receive assistance with planting and maintaining a vegetable garden (garden membership). More info and registration forms. 

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.


Home sporting events this week

April 21: Baseball vs. Wartburg, 1 p.m.
            Softball vs. Buena Vista, 3 p.m.
April 24: Baseball vs. Central, 1 p.m.
April 25: Men's Tennis vs. Simpson, 10 a.m.
            Baseball vs. Central, 1 p.m.
            Men's Tennis vs. Central, 2 p.m.
            Softball vs. University of Dubuque, 2 p.m.
April 26: Men's Tennis vs. Augustana (IL), 2 p.m.

Chapel schedule

April 22: David Mitchell, Prayers and Hymns for Earth Day
April 24: Victoria Barnett, Bonhoeffer Scholar
April 27: Neal Abbott, Senior Chapel, Aurora

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

Energy walk

Join sustainability staff at 8 p.m. Wednesday nights through May 13 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.

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. Upcoming sessions 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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Victoria Barnett to give lecture on Dietrich Bonhoeffer April 23

Victoria Barnett, staff director at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and member of the museum's committee on ethics, religion and the Holocaust will present a lecture at 6:30 p.m., April 23, in Olin 102. The lecture, titled "Dietrich Bonhoeffer: 'Unfinished' Hero," is open to the public with no charge for admission. A reception will follow the lecture. Barnett will discuss the ethics of resistance in the Holocaust in relation to Bonhoeffer.   

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 hosts tiny house workshop April 25

After hosting a well-attended lecture by "The Big Tiny" author Dee Williams last September, the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities will host a workshop for local tiny house owners and enthusiasts 10 a.m., Saturday, April 25, in Valders 206. The workshop is open to the public with no charge for admission, but registration is requested. Those interested may register here

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.

Luther College Jazz Band to perform April 29

The Luther College Jazz Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert features performances by the Luther College Jazz Quartet, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Oneota Jazz Quartet. Jazz Band will perform works by Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Tito Puente and Thad Jones, featuring two selections to honor the memory of Fred Sturm, a jazz educator, composer, arranger and friend of jazz at Luther, who passed away last year.

Thank you to Sheila Radford-Hill

Honor and celebrate Sheila Radford-Hill at a reception in Hammarskjold Lounge, 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Sheila dedicated 13 years of service to Luther College and is moving on to a new position as Chief Diversity Officer at Dominican University. 

'Studying Religion at a College of the Church:' Luther College Religion Forum student panel April 30

The Luther College Religion Department will host "Studying Religion at a College of the Church," the final event in the 2014-15 Luther College Religion Forum Series, "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church." The forum will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Olin 102. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.        

Luther College Jazz Orchestra to perform April 30

In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Luther College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Juan Tony Guzmán, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance, part of the Jazz Orchestra's spring tour of the Upper Midwest, is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert will be streamed live at: stream.luther.edu

Luther presents 'Metamorphoses' by Mary Zimmerman

Luther's Visual and Performing Art department presents "Metamorphoses" by Mary Zimmerman. The performances will be held in the Jewel Theatre on May 1-2 and 7-9. "Metamorphoses" retells ancient myths from Ovid's narrative poetry in contemporary fashion to explore each myth's elusive meaning. Due to adult themes and content, only mature audiences are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.tickets.luther.edu or at the Luther Ticket Office. 

Garlic mustard pull

Friends of Decorah Parks and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation invite Luther students, faculty and staff to invest in their community at a garlic mustard pull in Palisades Park at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the corner of Ice Cave and Quarry Hill roads. Contact Beth Lynch, <lynchbet>, for more information. 

Luther's Philharmonia to perform on May 2

Luther College's Philharmonia will perform works by Gounod, Holst and Dvorak at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Noble Recital. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Philharmonia will perform Charles Gounod's Petite Symphonie for winds, "St. Paul Suite" by Gustav Holst and Antonin Dvorak's "Czech Suite."

Student recitals

Betsy Austin, Luther College junior from Overland Park, Kansas, will perform a soprano recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

Jacob Kruse, Luther College junior from Marshfield, Wisconsin, will perform a baritone recital at 2 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 21: Claude Mertzenich
April 24: Myron Rediske, Chivonne Marlow, Matt Baumann, Steve Pasche, Kylene Haugen
April 26: Billy Huebner, Loren Toussaint, Ryan Gjerde, Bethany Nicoll
April 27: Craig Mosher, Scott Lyons


April 24: Julie Strom, 20 Years


To Gwen and Chris Van Gerpen on the birth of their daughter on April 20. Mom and baby are doing well. 


To Ann Mansfield and family on the April 12 death of her mother Maddy Wise of Decorah. 

Job openings

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. 

Facilities Coordinator: This full-time position will act as the Facilities Services representative for small campus projects and perform careful project planning. Interaction between multiple departments will be required to coordinate campus events and provide direction for campus moving crew. Coordinator will manage freight deliveries, track furniture use and condition, report data regarding energy consumption, and assist outside vendors with equipment issues and gaining access to campus buildings. A high school diploma or equivalent is required as well as strong MS Excel and Word skills.

Full-time Admissions Counselor: Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools, and attending select college fair programs. Duties will also include interviewing prospective students on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned.  Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. A bachelor’s degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver’s license. 

Student Engagement Coordinator: This .92 FTE, benefit eligible, entry-level management position plans, directs, and coordinates all components of the student engagement functions of the Development Office. This is an 11-month per year position. Duties of this position include: manage the fall and spring telephone solicitation program; create and coordinate all related communications (including social media) with students, donors, faculty and staff; recruit and train/educate all volunteer- and paid-student callers. A bachelor’s degree is required. Successful candidate will be skilled in working with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; video editing software; desktop publishing software; e-communications and marketing; and social media platforms. 

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.


Dean Vesperman will present two research projects at the American Educational Research Association on pre-service teachers conceptions of citizenship and democracy. The first proposal is titled "Effects of weekly reflection on preservice teachers' conceptions of citizenship" with David Caulfield. The other presentation is "Preservice teachers shifting conceptions of democracy." Both presentations demonstrate that prolonged critical reflection on citizenship and democracy led to substantive qualitative transformations on how PSTs conceptualized these important concepts.

Martin Klammer presented "Frederick Douglass’s 1845 Narrative and the Power of Literacy" at The Association for Core Texts and Courses twenty-first annual conference, in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on April 11.

Andy Hageman received the Mary Kay Bray Award from the Science Fiction Research Association for a collaboratively written piece on the Jonathan Glazer film "Under the Skin."

JeanRyan, presented "Tips and Tricks for Colleague Administrators" at the 2015 Ellucian LIVE conference in New Orleans April 12-15. She is active in Ellucian user community serving on the Community Source Initiative group, Colleague Technical Client Advisory Board, Human Resources focus group and Accounts Receivable focus group.

Holly Moore presented her paper, " 'Not with an Ax': Using Feminist Theory to Clarify Anaxagoras' Ontological Pluralism" at the Penn Ancient Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania April 18.

Anna Burke '15 and Beth Lynch attended the annual meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science. Burke presented a talk about her senior project, "Vascular plants diversity in forested seeps of Winneshiek County, Iowa."


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. Contact 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.

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 rent: Large two-bedroom upstairs apartment in a residential West Water Street duplex. Hardwood floors, off street parking, no smoking and no pets. Rent is $475 plus electric. Tenant is responsible for shoveling the front walk. Available May 1. Nice walking location to downtown or Luther. Conveniently located halfway between the Whippy Dip and the Sugar Bowl. Contact Judd, (608) 397-3570 or [email protected].

Wanted: Used men's bike, hybrid or road bike for commuting and casual rides for a 5'11" man. Contact Jon, <ailajo01> or 224-805-2447.

Wanted: Used Exersaucer for a nine-month old, looking to borrow or purchase. Contact Andy, <hagean03> or 530-902-6504.

Wanted: Housesitting job for 2015-16 school year. Recent Luther grad, does not have any animals but open to caring for pets. Contact Jaci, [email protected].

For sale: 1994 Dodge Caravan. This vehicle was a custodial services delivery van. It runs and drives but has a weak transmission. The vehicle has driver and a passenger seat, with an open cargo area. Sold strictly "as is" with no guaranty or warranty. Best offer. Email bids to <johnch07> before noon on April 24. Facilities reserves the right to reject any and all offers.

Writer needed:  Know of a student with excellent writing skills? Student needed to serve as an AAA during the academic year of 2015-16 for up to eight hours per week with a possibility of extending the collaboration to more years. Student assistant will aid in editing book reviews for an anthropological journal. The work will include: formatting and editing the submitted book reviews and preparing them for publication, examining the appropriate list-servs and publishing houses' websites for new publications relevant to the journal and more. The AAA student will also be involved in the digital production of the journal working with the editor-in-chief and his assistants in Indiana University Bloomington. Email Maryna <bazyma01> for more information.

For sale: Gas grill, $35, chaise lounge cushion and two lawn chair cushions, $5 each. Contact Joyce, 382-6022.

SOLD For sale: 1999 Subaru Legacy wagon, AWD, some rust and body dents, new tires, recent timing belt and five-speed standard. Have all repair records. Good battery, starts well in cold. Reliable snow vehicle $500. Contact Martha, 382-3699. 

SOLD For sale: 1997 tan Ford Ranger, 2WD, bed liner, no rust, new tires, runs well and five-speed standard. Good battery. Have recent repair records. Reliable cheap transportation. $500. Call Martha at 382-3699. 

Four-wheel drive vehicle wanted: Luther graduate looking to buy a four-wheel drive truck or sport utility vehicle. Must be road-worthy to drive out West. Contact Erik [email protected] or 379-7829.

For sale: Commercial-grade table, approximately 6 feet by 4.5 feet; legs fold flat, brown wood-grain top. You-haul, $15. Nearly new silver briefcase, combination lock. $10. Contact Carol, [email protected] or call 382-4007. 


And finally...

This week is National Princess Week. This week princesses young and old can celebrate the sparkle and wonder of real, aspiring or imagined princesses. Feel free to wear a tiara this week to ensure others are aware of the celebration. This is also an opportunity to treat any princesses in your life to something special.