Tuesday, May 12

TUESDAY 5/12/15

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Call for nominations: College Resource Council vacancies

The College Resource Council includes a faculty or staff member, appointed by the President, who has expertise directly related to matters of diversity. The appointee serves for a three-year term. The CRC appointment by definition also puts the person on the Diversity Council. Novian Whitsitt held this position for 2014-15 but he is stepping down due to his election to the appointment tenure promotion committee.

All faculty and staff are invited to nominate an individual to serve a three-year term. Self-nominations are welcome as well. Please also offer your counsel on the experience or wisdom this nominee would bring to Luther College's national and global engagements with diversity.

Staff representative Paul Mattson is also leaving CRC, having completed his three-year term. Staff are invited to nominate a colleague who has budget center responsibility, from among the hourly and salaried employee cohort, to fill this three-year appointment.

Nominations for both positions may be sent to Marcia Bullerman,<bullerma>, by Friday, May 15. A description of the Council and its duties can be found on KATIE. (Search for "College Resource Council" in the 'search courses' box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, accede.)

Center for Ethics and Public Life

President Carlson and Dean Kraus are pleased to announce the membership of a planning group to re-vision the work and leadership of the Center for Ethics and Public Life. The following faculty and staff have agreed to serve: Terry Sparkes, chair; Wanda Deifelt; Andrew Last; LaDonna McGohan; Holly Moore; Pedro dos Santos; Lori Stanley; Mike Blair; Karen Martin-Schramm; and Wintlett Taylor-Browne. The work of this group will begin this spring and continue into the fall semester. As part of their charge, the group will provide opportunities for the broader community to share ideas for enhancing the work of the Center.

Leadership in the Diversity Center

President Paula Carlson is pleased to announce the appointment of Wintlett Taylor-Browne as interim director of the Diversity Center, effective immediately.


Final exam week hours

Legends Center

Monday, May 18-19: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, May 21: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday, May 22: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, May 23: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, May 24-25: Closed

Preus Library

Sunday, May 17: 11 a.m.-midnight*
Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20: 7:30 a.m.-midnight*
Thursday, May 21: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, May 22: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 23: Closed

* The main floor remains open until 1 a.m. for general study when the library closes at
midnight; no services are available during the extended hour.

Sign up for Staff Day

A Luther Luau is the theme for Staff Day on Tuesday, June 9. Registration begins at noon and lunch is in Peace Dining Room at 12:15 p.m., followed by two breakout sessions. A closing program and the announcement of the 2015 Staff Excellence Award winners will be at 3:15 p.m. in the CFL. All staff are free to go home at 4 p.m. Registration deadline is Friday, May 22. For descriptions of the breakout sessions and to register, click here: www.luther.edu/hr/faculty-staff/staff-day/.

LIS tip

Lynda.com is a provider of web-based software training videos and resources. Those interested in gaining access to Lynda.com should contact the Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000.

Mail Center reminder

If mailing items to the SPO, please include name/department on the envelope in case the student doesn't pick up the item they can be returned.

Document Center envelope/letterhead orders:

The last order for the fiscal year will be placed on Friday, May 15. Please make sure to have orders emailed or dropped off by noon. A job can be submitted anytime, but for the lowest costs submit with the group. Questions? Please contact <doccenter> or 382-1631, and ask for Vikki or Kim.

Luther students honored during Entrepreneurial Showcase

The 30th annual Luther College Entrepreneurial Showcase was held Tuesday, April 14, in Luther College's Peace Dinning Room. During the program, the Daryl and Audrey Erdman Prizes for Entrepreneurship were awarded to Luther senior Evan Sowder, junior Eric Tiller as well as Luther sophomores Patrick Larson, Gus Nelson and Lars Sorenson. Sowder was the grand prize winner of $5,000 with his company Evan Sowder Photography.

Desserts in Decorah

Looking for faculty and staff members to host our annual Desserts in Decorah event for first-year students from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Open your home to approximately eight first-year students to be part of this very popular event. If interested, please complete the following form by May 15: http://tinyurl.com/dessertsindecorah. Contact either Nicole, <lussni01>, or Sue, <halversu> or 382-1020, in Student Life with questions.

Recycle, repurpose, reuse

The Book Shop is collecting copies of the 2012 summer reading book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Copies will be shipped to Gustavus Adolphus College for their faculty/staff summer read. Gustavus is sending their books to Central College. Let's help start this sustainable tradition. Bring copies to the Book Shop no later than Friday, May 22, and receive a coupon for 25 percent off one item, including clearance.

Luther College presents third annual student leadership awards

Luther College's Launching Luther Leaders program announced the recipients of the third annual Student Leadership Awards to individuals and groups for their contribution to the college's mission of service at their banquet held Sunday, May 3, on the Luther campus. Award recipients include Student Senate's Happiness Week for Outstanding Event or Activity; Luther College Dance Marathon for Outstanding Service Project; Maia Pugh was named Outstanding Student Leader and the Luther College Pep Band was awarded Outstanding Organization Award.

Book shop sale

The Book Shop is having a clearance cleanup sale Monday through Wednesday, May 11-13. Take an extra 25 percent off clearance gift items and an extra 10 percent off clearance clothing items.

Luther College ultimate teams spin-off from conference wins

The three teams of the Luther Ultimate Flying Disc Association competed at ultimate conference playoffs April 11-12 in Ames, Iowa. The men's teams, Pound and Lufda, advanced to regionals and competed April 25-26, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The women's team, Freya, advanced to nationals for the first time in the team's history. They will compete May 16-17 in Rockford, Illinois.

Library books are due

May 15 is the due date for books checked out from the main stacks by faculty and staff on or before Sunday, May 10. Books checked out by faculty and staff may be renewed online or by e-mailing <library>. Books that have already been renewed three times will not be renewed again; these books must be brought to the circulation desk to have them checked in and then out again to "re-start the clock." View your account online by clicking on "Library Account" at http://www.luther.edu/library/ then "My Library Account" in the upper right corner after signing in on the next page to see what is checked out and when it is due.

Lawn fertilization

Weather permitting, the college lawns will be fertilized and sprayed for broad-leaf weeds beginning Friday, May 29, through Sunday, May 31. For more information, contact Facilities Services, 387-1146.

Save the date: Iowa Private College Week

Luther will participate in Iowa's annual Private College Week which is scheduled for Monday-Friday, August 3-7. Morning and afternoon sessions take place each day. The Admissions office seeks faculty and staff participation for an academic fair that will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day. Assistance at any or all of the sessions would be appreciated. The fair is designed to allow prospective students and parents an opportunity to learn more about Luther's academic programs. More information and requests for coverage will be sent out this summer.

Native prairie plant sale

Brighten up your yard with native wildflowers and grasses, and provide benefits to native pollinators at the native prairie plant sale at Decorah's Farmers Market on Saturdays, May 16 and 23. Proceeds benefit Luther's land stewardship program. Contact Molly, <mcnimo01>, with questions.


Home sporting events this week

Congratulations to all the Luther sports teams for a fantastic year of athletics!


Wednesday, May 13: Aaron Hafner, Advanced Choral Conducting class, Andrew Last, professor
               Farewell and Godspeed for retiring faculty and staff
               Anniversaries of ordination for Mike Blair and Amy Larson
               There will be a brief reception in the CFL lobby after chapel for those who are able to stay.

Friday, May 15: Vigil for the Common Good, CFL steps
          Share in a Vigil for the Common Good, calling the community to prayer around
           current  and national questions of justice and peace.

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

Luther and Climate Change mini series

The Center for Sustainable Communities is hosting a series titled, "Luther and Climate Change." The series runs 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. The last two sessions will focus on Luther's commitments, actions and local food. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments are provided.

Gardening Class Series: Container Gardening

Thursday, May 14, David Cavagnaro of the Pepperfield Project and Luther's Perry Halse discuss how best to create beautiful and productive container gardens. Class will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Valders 362 and is open to all with no charge for attending. Please preregister at https://www.luther.edu/sustainability/campus/food/education/classes/gardening/.

Board of Regents meeting

The Regents will meet on campus May 14-16. Those enrolled in KATIE will find the May 2015 Report to the Board of Regents in the "Board of Regents Materials" category under "My courses". If you are not enrolled, search for "Regents" in the 'Course search' box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, accede.

Peace Officers Memorial Day observance

A brief observance of national Peace Officers Memorial Day will be held at noon Friday, May 15, on Bentdahl Commons. Established by Congress in 1962, Peace Officers Memorial Day honors the more than 19,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since the founding of our nation. Rain location will be under the entrance canopy of the Center for Faith and Life.

Reception for Diane Tacke

Please join us in thanking Diane Tacke for more than 17 years of dedicated service to Luther College. A "Hats Off to Diane" farewell/retirement party will be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, in Peace Dinning. Attendees are invited to wear a favorite hat or a creative Diane-themed hat in her honor.

Pam Torresdal's retirement party

Please join us in celebrating Pam Torresdal's 30 years as Director of the Counseling Service to Luther. A retirement celebration will be 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 21, in the atrium on the second floor of the Union. Pam has been instrumental in creating a professional, welcoming mental health service for students, in developing protocols for response to student crises and has been an ethical touchpoint for the entire Student Life staff. She will be missed.

Luther Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra perform showcase May 22

The Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform together for a Music Showcase, part of Luther's Commencement weekend events, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the CFL Main Hall.

Concert Band will perform the four movements of "Paris Sketches" by Martin Ellerby; "Irish Tune from County Derry" by Percy A. Grainger; "Masque" by Kenneth Hesketh; "Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just" by Bach, arranged by James Croft; and "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa.

Jazz Orchestra will perform "Song of Bilbao" by Pat Metheny, arranged by Alan Baylock; "Teach Me Tonight" with words by Sammy Cahn, music by Gene DePaul and arranged by Sammy Nestico; "Chinoiserie" by Duke Ellington, transcribed and edited by David Berger; and "Cherokee" by Ray Noble, arranged by Gary Lindsay.

The concert will also feature Vocal Jazz, performing "Danny Boy" arranged by Don Sebesky and "Partido Blue" by Michael Phillip Mossman.

Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra showcase May 23

The Luther College Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform together in a Music Showcase at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Nordic Choir will perform from a list of selections. Possible pieces include "Ave Verum Corpus" by William Byrd, "Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied" by Bach and "O Lord God" by Paul Chesnokov.

Symphony Orchestra will perform "Three Dances" from "The Three-Cornered Hat" by Mauel de Falla, "Ah! Je veux vivre" fromRoméo et Julietteby Charles Gounod, andCapriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsako


A celebration and sending for the Class of 2015, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 23, in the CFL Main Hall. All are welcome. The celebratory worship service includes anthems by Collegiate Chorale conducted by Andrew Last, and hymns, prayers and blessings for graduates and their families. The service will last one hour. Rooted in the college's Lutheran Christian heritage and confidence in God's care for all people of the earth, this ecumenical service includes prayer petitions that celebrate the diversity of religious traditions represented in the graduating class.

Luther College to celebrate Commencement May 24

Luther College will celebrate Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 24, in Carlson Stadium when President Paula Carlson will confer the Bachelor of Arts degree on Luther's class of 2015. Mike Danforth, a 1995 graduate of Luther and executive producer of National Public Radio's "Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me!" will give the commencement speech. Tickets are required for those attending the ceremony. Guests with tickets should be seated by 9:45 a.m.


Celebrations this week


May 13: Lori Ostlie

May 14: Adam Strand

May 16: Jane Hildebrand

May 18: Jeff Boeke, Heather Williams


To Pam Torresdal and her family on the May 6 death of her mother-in-law, Grace Torresdal of Decorah.


Luther students in Justin Sprung's research lab Anuradha Anantharaman '15, Anni Okoneski '15 and Masha Statkevich '16, presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association's annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, April 30-May 2. Anantharaman presented "Core Self-Evaluations, Workload, and Counterproductive Behavior: Benefits of Positive Personality" and "The impact of Motivation on the Relationship between Autonomy and Job Satisfaction" with co-authors Danielle Basche '15 and Brandon Lafferty '15. Okoneski presented "Hiring Bias: The Effects of Gender Congruency and Agreeableness on Perceived Competence of Job Applicants when Applying for Sex-Stereotyped Positions." Statkevich presented "Self-Employment and Work-Family Conflict: The Moderating role of Core Self-Evaluations" with co-authors Anuradha Anantharaman '15 and Thomas Breen '16.

Brooke Joyce's Canticum Graduum was recently performed by the Iowa City Community String Orchestra, led by Carey Bostian. This was the second performance of Brooke's music by the group this year.

Jim Martin-Schramm presented "Why Lutherans Care for Creation" as a workshop at the ELCA Southeast Minnesota Synod Assembly in Rochester on May 9.

Holly Moore's chapter, "Animal Sacrifice in Plato's Later Methodology," was published in the collection, Plato's Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts.

Sarah Wilder attended the Central States Communication Association Conference where she was a panelist in three sessions. Panels included: "Managing the Convergence Points of Work and Life: Discussions of Work-Life Balance with Pre-Tenure Female Faculty," "Converging Research and Teaching: Engaging Students with Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Research in the Classroom" and "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Exploring the Changes in Teaching Interpersonal Communication."

In late April, Victoria Christman accompanied a group of international studies, history, and political science students to Drake University in Des Moines, where they took part in the Baum Symposium on Ethics in the Professions. On the following day, four Luther students, Andrea Berkeland '15, Sarah Fox '15, Holly Harris '15, and Katie Vorderbruggen '16 presented papers at the first meeting of the Iowa Undergraduate Human Rights Research Conference.

Victoria Christman's monograph, "Pragmatic Toleration: The Politics of Religious Heterodoxy in Early Reformation Antwerp, 1515-1555" was published by the University of Rochester Press.

Keith Lesmeister had fiction published in Flyway: a journal of writing & environment, Necessary Fiction, Driftward Press, Red Earth Review, Pembroke Magazine and The Columbia Review.

On Friday May 1, Char Kunkel and 10 sociology students attended the Iowa Sociological Association annual meetings at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Seniors Kaila Will, Sarah Forsythe, Thomas Bottem, Kate Wagner and Amanda Becchetti presented papers. Will won the Ward Reynolds award for the best paper in criminology. Also in attendance were Sarah Doreza '17, Jorge Loyo '17, Aracelli Garcia '16, Paul Larson '15, and Mic Farrin '17.


Storage needed: Student looking for a place to store a large couch in Decorah over the summer. The couch is an L-shape that can be separated in three pieces. Willing to pay a nominal fee for the summer. Help with lifting and transportation of the couch not needed. For further information, or if you have space available, contact Kalla, <galyka01>.

For sale: 2007 Chevy Trailblazer LT, excellent condition, 4WD, leather and heated power driver and passenger seats, sunroof/moonroof, steering wheel stereo controls, cruise, six disc CD changer with Bose sound system, Sirius/XM satellite radio, OnStar, hitch, local vehicle, 106,000 miles. $9,900 OBO located in Decorah. Contact Blake, (605) 391-5245 or email <kleinbl01>.

For sale: Craftsman 22-inch 179cc snowblower, electric start; Ryobl compound miter saw; 50cc. Extreme motor scooter; Bissell carpet cleaner; 1971 Honda 350CB motorcycle, good condition, will run; Sony undercounter nine-inch TV, DVD/CD, radio combo; Samsung Galaxy S4 phone with Otterbox Defender case, holster, charger, mint condition $130; older Yamaha electric golf cart, batteries and tires very good, runs fine, $300 Call Jim, 380-9611.

For sale: 2001 Chrysler Town and Country van, with 115,000 miles. Good shape, power windows and doors, six seats, has served our family well. Blue book is $2,100, will sell for $1,800. Contact Ann, <highuman>or 380-9808.

Free plants: We are looking to thin out our landscaping and have lilies of the valley, day lilies, hastas, and some ferns, hydrangea, and ever-bearing raspberries available for the taking. Please contact Steph <frethams> for more information.

For rent: Condo in residential neighborhood, two bedroom, two bathrooms, open kitchen to dining room, living room, walk out porch, large garage, two blocks from downtown. No pets, no smoking. Contact Kris, <petekr05> or (641) 430-1077.

Housing wanted: Recent Luther graduate seeking housing for July or August through December. Looking for 1-2 bedroom apartment or house/pet sitting. Nonsmoker, no pets of my own. Returning to Luther to work for fall semester. Contact Astri at (630) 631-2072.

Home for rent: 3,300 square foot home-built in 2010. Large two-plus stall garage on three acres including beautiful landscaping, deck, patio, campfire area, gardens and woods with a walking path. Moving overseas in late July and won't be back until June 2016. Looking for someone to care for our home as if it were theirs. No pets. Will leave the house furnished, including the grand piano. References required. Call Adrienne, 380-6276.

For rent: Five-bedroom house available immediately, close to Luther. Located at 104 Crescent Ave. One year lease and references required. No pets allowed, no smoking. $1,450/month rent, plus utilities. Three bedrooms upstairs with full bath, two bedrooms downstairs with full bath and laundry room. Living room/family room on both first floor and lower level. Tenant responsible for lawn moving and snow removal. Contact Marla, [email protected] or 380-8791.

Apartment for rent: Large two bedroom upstairs apartment with hardwood floors in a residential house duplex on West Water Street. No smoking. No pets. Tenant shovels front walk. Heat, A/C, water, gas included. Tenant pays own electric. Off street parking available. Year lease at $475/month. Contact Judd at [email protected] or (608) 397-3570.

Housing needed: Postdoc professor for 2015-16 academic year looking for small apartment or private room from mid-August 2015 to mid-May 2016. Preference would be walkable to campus or in downtown. Contact Yang, [email protected].

Housing wanted: New visiting assistant professor looking for rental housing near campus or downtown for 2015-16 academic year. Seeking 1-2 bedroom apartment or a room in a house, preferably non-basement; open to roommates/housemates. Non-smoking. I have a small, 15-pound, adult dog—she is housetrained, crate-trained, and well behaved, I can provide a photo on request. I’m willing to put down a pet deposit. Please contact Alyssa at [email protected] or (954) 401-0790.

For sale: 13-inch Unibody Macbook Pro, 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB 7200 rpm hard drive. Clean install of Yosemite. Brand new battery (less than five cycles). Comes with InCase protective shell & 85 watt MagSafe charger. $500 or best offer. Email Nate, <porana02> if interested.


And finally...

It is national bike to work week. American communities have been successful in increasing bicycle commuting by providing Bike to Work Week events. The Winneshiek Energy District joins this effort by asking local Decorah, Iowa businesses to participate by offering discounts and incentives to customers that bike to their store. See the list of participating businesses at energydistrict.org/events. Time to get out and enjoy the beauty that Decorah has to offer!