Tuesday, Sept. 16

TUESDAY 9/16/14

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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 p.m.

September staff meeting

September's staff meeting agenda includes an enrollment update from Scot Schaeffer and a Q&A session with President Carlson. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room to allow greater participation. The meetings are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. All staff are strongly encouraged to attend.


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 Brian Perry's lovely little drawing Intersection. It was last seen in Farwell Hall and earlier in the Admissions suite. Check out the link and if you have seen the work lately, please contact Kate Elliott, <ellika03>, with information on the drawing's whereabouts.

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 here.

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>.

'Christmas at Luther' tickets information for faculty/staff

It's hard to believe, but Christmas at Luther ticketing is coming soon. All faculty and staff are able to secure their "Christmas at Luther 2014: And on Earth, Peace" tickets online starting Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. Those who have not yet set up their online ticketing account, please contact the Ticket Office at 387-1357. For more information, please check out the CAL Faculty/Staff tickets page.

Seeking nominations for Distinguished Service Awards

Luther is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Service Awards, Athletic Hall of Fame induction, Young Alumni Awards and Spirit of Luther Awards. For details and to submit a nomination, visit www.luther.edu/alumni/services/awards.

College catalogs distributed

The 2014-15 catalogs are being distributed to faculty and staff. Those who did not receive a copy or need an additional copy, should contact the Registrar's Office, 387-1234.

Davis Projects for Peace call for proposals

Luther has been invited to participate in the summer 2015 Davis Projects for Peace. Luther students, working alone or in groups, interested in designing and implementing their own grassroots projects for peace, are encouraged to submit proposals of three pages or less by Jan. 12, 2015. Each project selected receives funding of $10,000. For additional details and to receive application information, contact Jon Lund, Luther's Davis United World College Scholars Program campus contact <lundjon> or Terry Sparkes, Director of College Honors, <sparkete>.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend 2014 is scheduled for Sept. 19-21. Check out the online schedule for event details. A small supply of hard copy brochures will be printed for distribution to parents and family members from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Union lobby. Questions about Family Weekend can be directed to the Development Office, via Vanessa Wiest, 387-1517, or Sue Drilling, 387-1100.

College Resource Council minutes 

College Resource Council minutes are posted on KATIE.   To find them, type "College Resource" in the "Course search" box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, accept.

Speech and debate center now open

The Speech & Debate Center is now open to assist all members of the Luther community preparing oral presentations for class or other occasions. The SDC is staffed by upper-level Communication Studies students who are trained to help with audience analysis, thesis development and effective delivery. The Center is open in Preus Library Room 120, 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday for walk-ins or by appointment through KATIE. Faculty are welcome to assign sessions at the SDC prior to speeches or group presentations in their classes, however appointments or prior arrangements are preferred if large numbers will be coming to the Center.


Upcoming events

Sept. 18: Guest Lecture, Ross Szabo, "Behind Happy Faces: Talking about Mental Health," 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Sept. 19: Faculty Artist Series, Benjamin Yates/Brad Schultz, trombone/organ, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Sept. 19-21: Family Weekend

Sept. 20:

  • Luther Ensemble Performance, Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra, 12:30 p.m., Center for Faith, Main Hall
  • Family Weekend Concert, Norsemen, Aurora, Cantorei, Cathedral, Collegiate, Varsity Band, and Wind & Percussion Ensemble, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall
  • Luther Ensemble Performance, Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band, 8:45 p.m., Marty's

Sept. 23: Guest Recital, Elkina Duo, piano, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Home sporting events this week

Sept. 19: Volleyball vs. UW-La Crosse, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Football vs. Grinnell, 1 p.m.

Chapel this week

Welcome to Weekday Chapel as we begin a new academic year with the 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. 17:  Amy Zalk Larson, Collegiate Chorale

Friday, Sept. 19:  Storm Bailey

Monday, Sept. 22:  David Thompson

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.

Women's Club starts new year

Luther College Woman's Club opens the 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, the business meeting and refreshments. All are welcome.

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>.

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.

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.

Upcoming passport photo days

Passport sessions will be held in Union 213 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Open to all Luther faculty, staff and students.

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

Cost is $5, cash only.

Anita Carrasco to present brown bag lunch Sept. 18

Anita Carrasco will present "Autism and the barriers to becoming a 'participant' of 'culture'" at a brown bag lunch from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in Mott. Her research was sponsored by the Doris and Ragnvald Ylvisaker Endowment for Faculty Growth. All are welcome.

Guest speaker: Ross Szabo 'Behind Happy Faces' Sept. 18

Mental health advocate, author and consultant Ross Szabo will present the lecture "Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. "Behind Happy Faces " educates audiences on mental illness, seeks to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and empowers those who are suffering to seek help. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Benjamin Yates Sept. 19

Benjamin Yates 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 fourteenth 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 or via the Luther Ticket Office.

Adventure Race

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

Family weekend concerts

The Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform a family weekend concert at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. Joan deAlbuquerque directs the Concert Band and Juan Tony Guzmàn directs the Jazz Orchestra. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The music department will present an evening of choral and instrumental music at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of Family Weekend activities. The concert, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, is open to the public with no charge for admission. Seven ensembles will perform, including Aurora, Cantorei, Cathedral Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Norsemen, Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band.

Luther College's Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band will perform a family weekend concert at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in Marty's. Luther's Jazz Band is under the direction of Jon Ailabouni. The Jazz Orchestra is under the direction of Juan Tony Guzmán. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Red Cross blood drive Sept. 22

Donate blood and help save three lives. The Red Cross blood drive is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. You can make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-733-2767. The blood drive is sponsored by APO members.

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.

Faculty Artist Series: Kathryn Reed Sept. 26

Kathryn Reed will present a harpsichord recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, 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 features music from the French and Italian Baroque, including a solo harpsichord work, "Overture in the French Style" by J.S. Bach.

Alumnus Welo on display through Oct. 12

An exhibit featuring the etchings and drawings of Welo is on display on the upper level of the Center for Faith and Life through Oct. 12. His works are inspired by his surroundings, heavily influenced by where he lives.

Works from alumni artists and spouses on display

An exhibit featuring the works of reunion alumni artists and alumni spouses will be on display on the main floor of Preus Library through Oct. 12.

Faculty Artist Series: Carol Hester Sept. 27

Featuring works for flute and piano by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy and Australian composer Carl Vine, Carol Hester will perform a flute recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Music Hall. The recital also features a work for solo flute by American composer Rhonda Larson and a work for alto flute and electronics by Armenian composer Eve Beglarian. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Underwater oil painting display through Sept. 29

Come enjoy a last taste of summer while viewing "Submerged," a collection of underwater oil paintings by Jennifer Fisher Jones on display through Sept. 29 at the Decorah Chamber of Commerce and the Decorah Public Library Mezzanine. The sleek streamline of accomplished Luther swimmers are depicted in several of her works. Sponsored by the Driftless Art Collective.


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.


Sympathy to Robert Fitton on the death of his mother, Althea Fitton, who passed away on Sept. 10 at the age of 93.  A service has been set for Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Campbell Presbyterian Church in Weems, Virginia. For more information, visit: http://www.curriefuneralhome.net/book-of-memories/1944466/Fitton-Althea/index.php.

Sympathy to the family and friends of John Sieber, professor Emeritus of Religion, who passed away on Sept. 14.  Services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Chula Vista, California.  Condolences will reach Katrinka Sieber at 374 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach, CA 91932.  Professor Sieber taught at Luther from 1965 to 2000.


Maryna Bazylevych wrote a new publication called "Cold War(s) Then and Now. Reflections from the Undergraduate Classroom in "Anthropology News."  The article can be viewed here.

David and Becky Kamm are celebrating their 40th reunion year at Wartburg College with their first two-person art exhibit. "Double Vision" is comprised of David's print collages and Becky's art quilts. The show is on display in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery through Oct. 22. A public reception is will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. All are welcome.

Loren Toussaint and Gabriel Dorn '15, conducted research with Grant Shields (UC-Davis) and George Slavich (UCLA). It was recently covered in the Mad in America blog. The blog post and comments are here.


Bicyclists needed: The inaugural Cycle Iowa event–NICE (Northeast Iowa Cycling Experience) is planned for Sept. 20-21 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.

Volunteers needed: 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. 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 and Pet Lodge pet barrier for a car, $30. For more information or photos email <thompson> or call (507) 319-4460.

Wanted: An inexpensive, used garage door, either seven-foot or eight-foot width. Contact Kathy at <kerberka> or call (563) 382-2907 after 6 p.m.

For rent: Three bedroom, two bath house for rent at 305 5th Avenue. Rent is $1,100 along with a deposit of $1,100. Solid Home on the West Side of Decorah. Master suite, mix of modern and old in kitchen, yard full of perennials, cement Patio, five-year old furnace and water heater. Located close to campus. For more information, contact Cappierre, (612) 791-9889 or [email protected].

For rent: Recently remodeled two-bedroom home in downtown Decorah. Ranch-style home with everything on the main level. Refinished hardwood floors, new flooring in the kitchen and bath. Brand new stove, fridge, and washer/dryer included. The home has an excellent location only 1/2 block from the bike trail at 718 W. Main st. in a very quiet neighborhood. One-car detached garage, forced air heat and central air. Tenant pays own utilities. Available the end of Sept. $790 per month with one month deposit. Email [email protected] for a rental application or questions.

For sale: Chicks. Bantam mixes, one-week-old, and regular barnyard mixes, two weeks old. Straight run. Contact Julie,  419-3248 or x1350 or <stromjul>. Photos sent upon request.

For sale: Three-year-old POA pony. Started the training process. Has been ridden around the yard bareback, very calm and friendly. Contact Julie 419-3248 or 387-1350 or <stromjul>. Interested parties are welcome to check him our or request photos.

For sale: A pair of matching bedspreads. Twin-bed size, matching pillow shams. Ivory. Heavy cotton matelasse. Excellent condition. $80. Contact <whartonm> for photos.

Garage sale: Multi-family garage sale benefit to assist Emily and Barry Hare with medical expenses. Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at 209 Hilltop Drive. Organized by Janine Brandt's card club friends who have been playing 500 together for 26 years. All kinds of good stuff, plus coffee and baked goods.

For sale: Very nice, two-three bedroom home with two bathrooms. Great location, 310 Fifth Ave. Call 258-9338 for showing.


And finally...

Sunday, Sept. 21 is International Day of Peace. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

"Awareness of Peace Day creates action, and that action saves lives." - Jude Law, Peace One Day Ambassador

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." - Albert Einstein

"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." -Martin Luther King Jr.

"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." -Nelson Mandela

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." -Buddha

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." -Mother Teresa

This year, Luther College is partnering with Peace Cast, a 24-hour marathon of videos connected by the theme of peace. Luther's video "Music for Peace" will air during the volunteer organization's video-cast.