Tuesday, Sept. 2

TUESDAY 9/2/14

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Opening Convocation Sept. 4

The entire campus is invited to opening convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Center for Faith and Life.  A Luther alumnus who is a supervisory special agent with the FBI will give the address, discussing how we as a society are able to interact with the wider world through the Internet and how we act online determines how much others can know about us. This Opening Convocation begins a new academic year with a sense of purpose and inquiry, keeping in mind questions that books such as George Orwell's "1984" raise concerning what it means to be human in today's world.

In discussing the extent of government's online surveillance and the business practices of Internet companies selling user information for profit, "Where's your Pendulum?" offers valuable insight into the nature of Internet identity.

At 9:30 a.m. new students should gather in Bentdahl Commons and faculty should assemble on the sidewalk north of Koren.  If possible, offices should close so all can attend. 


Fall hours 

Library Hours
(Beginning Sept. 3)
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: noon-midnight

Welcome Center and Dahl Centennial Union
(Beginning Sept. 3)
Sunday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m.-midnight

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Open various weekends, please see listing on Book Shop door for dates.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 1 p.m.-midnight

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Grab & Go
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Nordic Brew
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Mail Center
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon

Health care update

New health care cards have been delivered by U.S. Mail to employees on Luther College's health care plan. These cards are to be used for both health and pharmacy needs.

The health care information on the card is the same.  The pharmacy information has been updated to reflect the new pharmaceutical coverage that will take effect Sept. 1. Please present the new card to the pharmacist when the next prescription is picked up so that they can record the new information. Pharmacies have also been notified of the change.

Call the office of human resources, 387-1134, to order additional cards; or go online to Midwest Group Benefits at: http://www.midwestbenefits.com/webeciloginid.html.

Supporting Luther website users

On a responsive website, the layout adjusts based on the screen size. Please keep in mind when assisting people with the Luther website that users may see a different layout. There are two primary layouts: one for desktop and one for tablet/mobile. In the tablet/mobile view, the menus are collapsed and accessible through the "hamburger icons" (three horizontal bars). Click for examples (scroll to bottom of page). For more information, contact Tabita Green.

Walk through KATIE’s new look for fall 2014

You may have noticed that the KATIE website has a new look. Watch this short screencast for a guided tour of what the changes are. Please also check out this post on the LIS blog, which outlines various opportunities for KATIE support and assistance. As always, contact the LIS Technology Help Desk with any questions or feedback.

Family Weekend 2014 schedule

The Family Weekend 2014 online schedule can be found at http://www.luther.edu/parents/family-weekend/. Those coordinating campus events during Family Weekend (Sept. 19-21), or who have special prices, hours of operation or other details, please check the schedule to ensure each event is accurately listed. Questions, corrections, or submissions, please email<drillisu> before Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Suicide prevention week resources

Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 8-14. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, and there are often signs that a person is considering suicide. Faculty, staff and students can access information about responding to concerns for others on the Luther College Counseling Service website: https://www.luther.edu/counseling/. The site includes a list of crisis resources as well as a description of behaviors that might signal risk of suicide.

Atomic Learning discontinued, Lynda's back

Due to minimal usage we have stopped subscribing to the Atomic Learning (AL) video learning collection. We have re-allocated the funds to Lynda.com licenses. Those interested in access to Lynda.com should contact the Technology Help Desk at <helpdesk> or 387-1000.

Have you seen me?

The Luther College Fine Arts Collection has completed the full-campus art inventory. Each week FAC will feature one work of art that isn't where we thought it would be in hopes that the larger Luther community can assist in locating the work. This week, we feature: "Three Cheers for Monticello, Ya, Ya, Ya, So Say the Kids." Check out the link below and contact Kate Elliott, <ellika03>, with information on the missing piece.


Double side it

All classroom, lab, and residence hall printers now have duplex printers to save paper and energy. For a complete listing, visit https://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/services/computerlabs/. Contact the Document Center, 387-1631, with questions.


Upcoming events

Sept. 4: Opening Convocation, "Where's Your Pendulum?" 9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Sept. 5: SAC Spotlight Performance, Jim Wand, hypnotist, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Sept. 6: SAC Concert Performance, The Mowgli's, 8 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Sept. 7: Faculty Artist Series, Music Faculty Showcase, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Chapel this week

Welcome to Weekday Chapel as we begin a new academic year with our September chapel series "Stories Matter: Parables and Stories that Stretch and Shape Our Faith." Drawing on parables from both Old and New Testament, this opening conversation will invite us to explore the way language, stories and images shape our under-standings of ourselves, our communities and faith. Come Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week at 10:30 a.m. for Luther's 20 minute Weekday Chapel.

Wednesday, Sept. 3: David Vásquez

Thursday, Sept. 4: Opening Convocation, FBI Supervisory Agent, 9:40 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 5: Derek Sweet

Monday, Sept. 8: Mona Nelson

Pilates classes at Luther

Luther College is working in cooperation with Winneshiek Medical Center Rehab and Sports Medicine to provide Pilates Fitness classes for faculty and staff. Classes are held in the CFA dance studio. Sessions are:

Wednesdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 15: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, Oct. 22-Dec. 3: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)

Led by trained instructor, Bridgette Mitchell, STOTT Pilates classes base exercise on five basic principles emphasizing breath, spinal alignment and mobility. Exercises can be modified to  skill level and needs, to ensure safety of the musculoskeletal system and provide profound results. Fee is $24 for each six-week session. Register on the first day of class.

Those who complete four of the six sessions will receive a $25 Luther gift card.

Lunch Hour Yoga Series

There is still room in the Lunch Hour Yoga Series with Molly Lesmeister. Register by emailing Molly, [email protected]. Beginners welcome.

SAC Spotlight: Master Hypnotist Jim Wand Sept. 5

With more than 9,000 professional engagements to his name and a lengthy career spent building a fiercely entertaining repertoire, Master Hypnotist Jim Wand returns to Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

Moon Festival event Sept. 6

The Moon Festival is coming earlier this year. Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, held on the 15th day of the eighth month in Lunar calendar, is a popular harvest festival celebrated in China. This year, it falls on Sept. 8. Co-sponsored by MLLL and ASAA, a Moon Festival Party will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Farwell Lounge on the eighth floor. It is a public event open to everyone. If the door is locked, call 419-7508. Come enjoy delicious moon cakes and fragrant tea, play Chinese games and learn about Chinese culture.

Faculty Artist Series: Showcase concert Sept. 7

Luther College music faculty will present a showcase concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The music faculty showcase will feature a cross-section of the Luther College music faculty performing a broad variety of works from Vivaldi to Luther's Composer-in-Residence Brooke Joyce.

Performers include: Heather Armstrong, oboe; Carla Hanson, soprano; Carol Hester, flute; Xiao Hu, piano; Brooke Joyce, piano; Karen Kanakis, soprano; Eric Kutz, cello; Jacob Lassetter, baritone; Spencer Martin, violin; Jessica Paul, piano; Kathryn Reed, organ; Andrew Whitfield, baritone; and Katherine Haller, Michael Chesher, Lynne Postudensek Hart and Peter Hart, saxophone quartet. 

Faculty Artist Series: Karen Kanakis Sept. 12

Karen Kanakis will present a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on Luther campus. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Accompanying Kanakis in the performance is Jessica Paul, Luther professor of music and collaborative pianist.

The program features music sung entirely in Italian by various composers including Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Verdi, Paolo Tosti, Gioachino Rossini and Reynaldo Hahn.

Faculty Artist Series: Murasaki Duo Sept. 14

The Murasaki Duo, featuring husband-and-wife team Miko Kominami and Eric Kutz will present a piano-cello recital titled "A French Affair" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall.

The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program will be entirely dedicated to French music. The Murasaki Duo will begin their recital with "Drinking Song" by Maurice Ravel, "Three Pieces" by Nadia Boulanger, "Suite, Op. 16" by Camille Saint-Saens and Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Cello and Piano.

In the second half of the performance, Tarn Travers, Luther visiting instructor in music, will join the duo on violin for a performance of Ravel's Piano Trio. Originally composed in 1914, this performance celebrates the piece's 100th anniversary. 

Tennis clinic for area youth

A fall tennis clinic will be held at Luther on Sundays from Sept. 21-Oct. 19. A beginner camp for children ages 5-7 will be held from 12-12:45 p.m. cost is $30; lessons for ages 7-10 will be held from 12:15-1:15 p.m., cost is $40; and lessons for junior high and high school students will be held from 12:45-2:30 p.m., cost is $50. For more information or to sign up, contact Fran Fairfield, <fairma02> or (812) 679-7582.


New employees/positions

Kimberly Stocks started her position as land stewardship fellow on Aug. 25. Her office is Valders 372K, telephone 387-1797.

Emily Mineart began her position as technical services assistant on Aug. 27. Her office is Preus Library 219, telephone 387-1192.

Paul Rude began his new position as administrative assistant in communication studies, visual and performing arts and women and gender studies on Aug. 15. His office is CFA 103, telephone 387-1115.

Effective Sept. 1, Vicky Jaeger's new title is coordinator of recreational services/wellness educator/club sports.

Job openings

To view complete job descriptions, apply for a position and view all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Andy Hageman published a book review of "Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction" in the Summer 2014 Issue of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.

Marv Slind's essay, "Lingering Vestiges of Heritage: The Fate of Washington's Selbu Community," was published in Norwegian-American Essays 2014.

Craig Mosher presented a paper, "Resilient Sustainable Community Development: Thriving in 2050 in spite of Climate Change" at the National Institute for Social Work in Rural Areas, in Silver City, New Mexico, July 16.


For sale: Maytag Chest Freezer, 15 cubic feet. Clean inside and out, and in good condition. $150. For photos or more information, contact Jeanie at 387-1512 or <lovellje>.

Free: Used, but in good condition blue, leather couch. Contact Erin, 419-0690.

Youth singers wanted: Serving children ages kindergarten through ninth grade in Northeast Iowa, Decorah Youth Choirs will provide singers with quality music education and performance opportunities. At DYC, we believe that music has the power to change lives forever and that all children have "a place in the choir." Singers interested in registering can learn more by visiting www.decorahyouthchoirs.org.

Free: Three 28-inch bar stools in good condition with wicker back and polished brass frame free for the taking. For more information or photo please contact <whitan01>.

For sale:  1999 Dodge Stratus. Asking $1,500, 126,000 miles, 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, 28 MPG, AC, cruise, power windows, locks and mirrors, AM-FM cassette, good tires, new brakes and battery, dent in left fender and door from a deer running into it, excellent interior, runs and drives good. Call (641) 525-0492 for questions or email [email protected] for pictures.

For sale: 1977 Dodge Brougham, a 19-foot motor home, sleeps six. Purchased in 2002; engine overhauled in 2004. Air-conditioning added in 2005. Not fancy, but fun and functional. Great for camping and/or tailgating. Asking $3,000. For photos or more information, contact Jeanie, 387-1512 or <lovellje>.

For sale: Child's bicycle with training wheels, 12-inch wheels. $25 or best offer. Used but in good condition. Text (574) 850-6351 for a picture of it.

Seeking tutor: Japanese language tutor for eighth grade student. May only require about one hour per week. More hours are a possibility. Contact Tim Schweizer, <schweizt> or call 419-1886.

For rent: Three-bedroom, two-bath home available now. Beautiful setting in the trees next to the college. All appliances including washer/dryer. Two-car garage. Call 387-0242.

For rent: Three-bedroom one-bath for house. $700 /month plus utilities. Located five miles from Luther. Contact Harry or Barb Davidson, 382-1741

Tickets available: On Saturday, Sept. 13, 4-7 p.m., friends and supporters of the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa will gather at the Danan Lansing Building on the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds to celebrate the building and fall 2014 opening of the Love & Friendship Adoption Center. Tickets are $40 each and include entertainment, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. There will be a silent auction and a live auction of cat and dog statues painted by local artists. All proceeds go to support operation of the Adoption Center. Tickets are available at hsnei.org/tails-treasures, or by mailing payment to HSNEI at PO Box 76, Decorah, IA 52101 by Sept. 1.


And finally...

Sunday, Sept. 7 is National Grandparents Day. Celebrate those close and far away on Sunday!

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. -Sam Levenson

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. -Author Unknown

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure. -Gene Perret

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. -Welsh Proverb

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. -Rudy Giuliani

Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends — and hardly ever our own grown children. -Ruth Goode

Never have children, only grandchildren. -Gore Vidal

If God had intended us to follow recipes,
He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.
-Linda Henley

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. -Pam Brown

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. -Marcy DeMaree