Tuesday, Sept. 9

TUESDAY 9/9/14

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Save the date: Presidential Inauguration

President Carlson will be inaugurated as Luther's 10th President on Friday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. The class schedule has been adjusted so that classes will end at 2:45 that afternoon.


Fall hours 

Library Hours
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
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

Legends Center
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

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 Luther's 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 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 our full-campus Art Inventory. Each week we'll 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 the beautiful painting, "Etude #2," last seen in Main on the lower level. Click here: https://fac.luther.edu/search/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/253 to view the work. Know where it is? Please contact Kate Elliott <ellika03>.

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.

Counseling resources

The Counseling Service website offers a wealth of information and resources that should prove helpful in working with students. Have a look at: Services; Crisis Resources; How to Help (especially Suicide Prevention and Violence Prevention); and For Faculty: Getting Help for Students. On the homepage, scroll down to "News & Updates" for "What We Do & Who We Serve," with data highlights displayed via charts from 2013-2014.

Sign up for The Bulletin

The Bulletin is published for the Luther community by the Campus Programming Office every Tuesday and Friday when classes are in session.  Sign up to receive The Bulletin: http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=mplfaalab&p=oi&m=1111322963436&sit=4djsyekhb&f=f64e10ec-93e7-4cbf-956b-1be0c6091b14

A note from the Student Philanthropy Council

Each fall, nearly 400 Luther students volunteer their time to call for Phonathon. These students connect with alumni, parents and friends, raising nearly $250,000 for the Luther College Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is a $1.8 million dollar effort that supports scholarships, academics and living at Luther. 

Please take a moment during classes, meetings or activities to thank students who are volunteering. They make a huge difference for each and every one of us on campus. Without them, what we do would not be possible.

Registration for campus blood draw

Slots are now available for campus blood draws on Sept. 18 and 25, Oct. 2 and 16. Register online here. Cost for the general wellness blood draw is $35, the PSA is $40, and an A1C is $30. The fee must be paid at the blood screening, but will get reimbursed through Midwest Group Benefits. For those that are having their A1C checked, that will not be reimbursed through Luther and will have to go through your Flex. Those participating need to fast for 12 hours prior to the blood draw, but may drink water during the fast. Contact Vicky <jaegervi> for more information. Just a reminder that all Luther employees need to have a blood screen, physical and complete the Health Risk Assessment by the end of December to avoid a rise in their health insurance premium.

'Soup's On!' cooks needed

We are looking for volunteers to prepare a delicious soup for the upcoming "Soup's On!" events, an informal gathering of students, faculty, staff and Decorah community members, Oct. 2 and Jan. 22. Cooks are encouraged stay and enjoy the soup. These events are a lot of fun and a great chance to meet new, interesting individuals. If interested, please contact the Diversity Center, <dyerja01>.

Forensic speech/debate team seeks advisor

The Forensic Speech and Debate team is looking for a new advisor for the academic year. Responsibilities include reserving vehicles for tournaments, booking hotel rooms in the tournament host city and authorizing a check after receiving the invoice for entry fees. No experience is required, and there are minimal obligations. If interested, please contact Jordy Barry, <forensics>.

Luther faculty-staff directory 2014-15

Preparation for the print version (hard copy) of the 2014-15 Luther College Faculty-Staff Directory has begun. Faculty and staff should review current information and make changes as needed at the following link: http://django.luther.edu/printedDirectory.

To access the form, faculty and staff will need to sign in with their NorseKey. Cell phone numbers will be used as the contact in emergency communication situations. Contact Sheryl Sievert in Human Resources with questions, 387-1134.


Upcoming events

Sept. 12: Faculty Artist Series, Karen Kanakis, voice, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Sept. 13: Center Stage Series, The Intergalactic Nemesis, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Sept. 14: Faculty Artist Series, Murasaki Duo, cello/piano, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Home sporting events this week

Sept. 10: Women's soccer vs. St. Mary's University, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Men's and women's cross country, 43rd Annual All-American Invitational, 11:50 a.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Macalester, 2 p.m.

Sept. 14: Men's soccer vs. Macalester, 4:30 p.m.

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 invites us to explore the way language, stories and images shape our understanding 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. 10:  Mike Blair, The Bluegrass Consolation Band

Friday, Sept. 12:  Remembrance of Sept. 11, Pastor Laura Arnold, Decorah UCC, Cathedral Choir

Monday, Sept. 15:  Brooke Joyce

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.

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.

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.

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.

Women's Club starts new year

Luther College Woman's Club opens this academic year of programs and events Tuesday, Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room of Dahl Centennial Union. The opening event will include "The Local Food Hub: How it Works" program by Teresa Wiemerslage, music presentation by a Luther musician, business meeting, and refreshments. All are welcome.

Kristin Swanson lectures on the book of Judges

In the first Paideia Texts and Issues lecture of the 2014-15 academic year, Kristin Swanson, professor of religion, will present the lecture "Transparency in the eye of the reader: How inner-biblical allusions make clear and obscure meaning(s) in the Book of Judges" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Center for Faith and Life. A reception held in Qualley Lounge will follow the lecture.

CSS presents "The Intergalactic Nemesis"

Luther College invites you to open the 2014-15 Center Stage Series season not only with a bang, but with a "BAM," a "ZOOM" and a "PEW PEW PEW" as the live-action graphic novel "The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth" makes its landing on campus. "The Intergalactic Nemesis" is the season opener of Luther College's Center Stage Series. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

College Night Sept. 15

Students from area high schools will have an opportunity to talk about post-high school education options with representatives from more than 70 higher education institutions on Monday, Sept. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Rec Center. Financial aid information sessions will take place at 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Students and their parents are invited to attend.

Tuesday Silent Meditation

Tuesday Silent Meditation takes place each Tuesday of the academic year at 5:15 p.m. in the Melanchthon Interfaith Room, CFL 205, starting Sept. 16. Sittings are led by Rev. Shoken Winecoff of the local Ryumonji Zen Monastery and Professors Gereon Kopf, Scott Hurley or Lee Zook. Email student coordinator DJ Simpson at <simpda02> with questions. Come for a special introductory session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall. Sponsored by College Ministries.

Teacher induction ceremony

A ceremony to note admission to the Teacher Education Program will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the CFL Recital Hall. Judith Nye, professor emerita, has been invited to share her insights on teaching and teachers with the new inductees and guests. This is open to any who wish to attend.

Adventure Race

Adventure Race is Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Sign up online at wellness.luther.edu. Cost is $10. For more information contact Lexi Scharmer <schaal03> or Kelli Golinghorst <golike01>.

Get Ready for Banned Books Week with Preus Library 

Stop by Preus Library or visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/PreusLibrary) to share your thoughts on censorship. Randomly awarded prizes for participants include a $25 gift certificate to the Book Shop (for students) and two tickets to the Center Stage performance "The Intergalactic Nemesis" (for faculty/staff). Hurry, contest ends at noon Thursday, Sept. 11.

Awful Purdies to play free open-air concert in Decorah

The modern folk band, Awful Purdies, begin their tour of Iowa Sunday, Sept. 14. The concert, open to the public with no charge for admission, will be held at Seed Savers Exchange's Heritage Farm from 1-3 p.m.

The band seeks stories that will inspire them to write new music for an album based on the play by Sean Christopher Lewis, titled "All Recipes Are Home." The play, commissioned by the Center Stage Series at Luther College, incorporates stories of farm, food and community of northeast Iowa that have been shared with the playwright over the past year. It is a signature event for the Center Stage Series and will close their season with the play's premiere on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Concertgoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the barn.

Upcoming passport photo days

Passport sessions will be held in Union 213 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 17
  • Wednesday, Oct. 8
  • Friday, Oct. 24

Cost is $5, cash only.

Seed Saving Workshop

Seeds can be expensive. Join Seed Savers staff for an hour-long session on how to save your own seeds. Participants will learn which varieties are easiest to save and the best methods for properly processing and storing seed. Workshop is open to students, staff, faculty and community members and will take place Monday, Sept. 15 from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in Valders 362. Please register online.

Body toning class for staff

A body toning class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in the Regents Center Dance Studio for staff only. There will be different types of workouts and routines will change every couple of weeks in this half hour class. Starts Tuesday, Sept. 9. For more information, contact Vicky Jaeger, 387-2115 or <jaegervi>.

Faculty Artist Series: Benjamin Yates Sept. 19

Benjamin Yates, Luther College adjunct faculty in music, will perform a trombone recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. Yates will perform on alto, tenor and bass trombones. The recital features trombone and organ duo works and a varied program with works from the 14th century to the present.

Evasons mentalist mind reading duo

Join the internationally renowned Jeff and Tessa Evason in a mind-blowing evening of telepathy and showmanship when the Evasons Mentalist Mind Reading Duo take the stage at Marty's 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office.

Elkina piano duo

The critically acclaimed Elkina Piano Duo will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall. The duo's recital will focus on the works of Russian composers. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra concert

The Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform in concert at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life as part of Luther's 2014 Family Weekend. Joan deAlbuquerque directs the Concert Band and Juan Tony Guzmàn directs the Jazz Orchestra 


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.


Jessica Paul, designer and coordinator of Luther's Art SONG JAM-boree concert series, was invited to submit an article describing its evolution since fall of 2006. The article, "Spreading the Word (and the Music): It's Time for Another Song Jam!" was published in the spring issue of the Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music (Vol. 20, No. 1, 2014).  This year's SONG JAMS will be on Oct. 13 and March 9.

David Bishop and students Adam Frei '14, Rose Weselmann '13, Jessica Conley '13, John Reading '13, and Leslie Rauworth '13, presented a poster titled "The role of grandparent ratings of phenotypic resemblance in discriminative investment" at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Natal, Brazil.

David Bishop and students Emily Harlynn '13, Alexandra Nyman '13, and Sworupa Sthapit '13, presented a poster titled "Attachment and college adjustment: The mediating role of instrumental coping" at the annual meeting of the Midwest Psychological Society in Chicago.

Ginger Meyette has had an article accepted, which will appear in a future issue of "The New Social Worker." The title of the article is "Welcome to the Social Work Profession: Seeking a Mentor in a New Job."

Scott Carlson, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has published research exploring how dietary kudzu extract can improve glucose control. The article, "Acute and Chronic Kudzu Improves Plasma Glucose Tolerance in Non-Diabetic CD-1 Mice" can be found in the most recent edition of the Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus.

William Kuhlman, college organist and professor of music emeritus, and Yvonne Kuhlman, retired director of Campus Programming, conducted services titled "A Rally Day Festival of Congregational Song Through the Church Year" at Christ Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Wisconsin, on Sunday, Sept. 7, featuring hymns and organ music appropriate to readings and seasonal themes. He also presented a seminar featuring the history and culture of the Casavant tracker organ in the sanctuary as part of the festival.

Stephanie Fretham published a book chapter titled "Neurotoxicology" in the most recent edition of "Haye's Principles and Methods of Toxicology" textbook.

Odette Bruneau and students Alex Lundell, Paul McKay, Elizabeth Larget, Mitch Kennedy, Amanda Johnson and Jonathan Koch will present their grant models Sept. 25, at the Iowa Transition Conference 2014 in Coralville, Iowa.


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>.

Volunteers and bicyclists needed: The inaugural Cycle Iowa event–NICE (Northeast Iowa Cycling Experience) is planned for Sept. 20 and 21 in Decorah to benefit the Adaptive Sports Iowa program that has been a growing part of the Iowa Sports Foundation. ASI provides sports and recreation opportunities for people with physical disabilities. Find out more about ASI at http://www.adaptivesportsiowa.org/. There will be a "short" and "long" route each day. Participants will camp at the fairgrounds in Decorah. Riders will depart and return from there each day using the bike path. Review the routes or register for the ride at: http://cycleiowa.org/NICERide. To volunteer for the NICE Ride go to: http://vols.pt/46Da5n, and enter your email address. You will not need to register an account on VolunteerSpot. Then choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Please note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please call Joni and she can sign you up. (641) 275-0773

House for sale: Near Luther, completely renovated inside and out, great location, views, and space. Open house noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Go to:  www.riversbendltd.com/house/ for more details.

Wanted: Old towels for the anatomy lab, especially larger towels. Can be dropped off at SHL190B or contact <frethams> to arrange pick up.

Seeking: Job to fill my weekdays. Available Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and some Fridays. Experience with a variety of jobs, including retail experience in Luther's Book Shop, full-time nannying experience for children ages 3-7 over the course of two summers, music event planning experience, summer camp counselor experience and wedding preparation and decorating experience. I am positive, energetic and dependable. Please contact Marita <mayma01> or (319) 360-3320.

Ticket for sale: All-weekend pass, level three ticket to the Boats and Bluegrass Festival. Ticket price is $108.10 and includes the camping fee and access to all event.s The festival is a three-day music and camping festival on the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota, Sept 25-28. See the website for more details. http://www.boatsandbluegrass.com. Please contact Lauren through email at <andela10> or by phone at (859) 209-0154.

Found: A stole from an academic robe was found following convocation on Sept. 4. Colors are burgandy, gold and black. Claim in the Dean's Office.

For sale: Bunk bed for sale. $75 or best offer. Click here for photo. Mattresses not included.  Contact Claude <mertzecl> or 387-1626.

For sale: Kid's 24-inch bicycle for sale. $50 or best offer. Click here for photo. Contact Claude <mertzecl> or 387-1626.

For sale: 2002 John Deere LX 279 lawn mower with a power-flow bagger and 48c deck. 17 HP Liquid Cooled Kawasaki Engine.  Great tractor to bag your leaves this fall. For more information or photos email <mitch> or call (563) 380-2760.

For sale:  Dorm refrigerator, $50; Pet Lodge pet barrier for a car, $30; and Crossbars that fit most car and small SUV models, $20. For more information or photos email <thompson> or call (507) 319-4460.


And finally...

Remembering 9/11, never forget.

Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one... It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us. 

-Senator John Kerry