Tuesday, Sept. 23

TUESDAY 9/23/14

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AM 1240 changing formatting

As of Wednesday, Sept. 24, KDEC AM 1240 will become Good Time Oldies 1240 KDEC. This is a format of rock-n-roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Because of this format change, we are no longer able to run Luther Chapel on KDEC. We are proud of the partnership over the many years between KWLC and KDEC in offering this programming to our audience and we are hoping that, in this digital age, interested listeners will still be able to still hear chapel online at luther.edu either as a stream from Luther or as a podcast later. However Luther chooses to proceed with Luther Chapel, we are grateful for the time we've been able to offer this programming at KDEC.

-Jennifer Grouws, KDEC station manager

LIS updates and announcements new this fall

In an effort to concisely convey important service and system updates, LIS publishes a list of notices each semester for the Luther community. Here is what is new this fall from LIS. To keep up with announcements throughout the year, please visit the LIS Blog at https://www.luther.edu/lis/blog/ or subscribe to our weekly newsletter This Week in LIS at https://www.luther.edu/lis/blog/twilis/.

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 a large Goose that we're sure is stuck in some back room somewhere. Can you help us out? Check out the link and if you have seen the work lately, please contact Kate Elliott, <ellika03>.

'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 college 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>.

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.

Attention work study supervisors

Please assist with the October student payroll.  Time cards must be approved by supervisors no later than noon on Friday, Oct. 3. Students still have until midnight on Oct. 2 to sign their cards. This is a short time frame in which to approve cards. This has to happen in order for us to process payroll and submit it to the bank before the Columbus Day holiday. If unavailable to sign time cards on Oct. 3, please make arrangements with an alternate supervisor to sign the time cards.

Get your meals fast at the Grab-N-Go

Faculty members can purchase to-go meals from the Grab-N-Go line in the lowest level of the Union. Grab-N-Go offers many of the same great opportunities as the cafeteria, with the options of a hot entree, a side and a beverage, or a hot or cold sandwich, a side and a beverage. Staff meal prices are: $4.25 for breakfast, $5.80 for lunch and $7.25 for dinner.

Drop-in singing circle

Jubilize! is a new drop-in singing circle that takes place every Tuesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The group will meet near the fireplace in the Union, with the location to change in the future.  Every voice is welcome. All songs taught in the oral tradition by song leader Liz Rog. This event is sponsored by the Wellness Program.

LIS tip of the week

Ever regretted not editing an email before hitting "send?" Check out the Labs "Undo Send" function in Norse Mail. For complete instructions, visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

A reminder from facilities

When checking out a fleet vehicle, it is important to pick up and return the vehicle at the times stated in the request. If this courtesy is not followed, it may affect other reservations. When returning a vehicle, it is important to park it in the designated fleet vehicle parking spots on the North side of the Facilities parking lot. Big vans should be returned to the stalls at the Southeast corner of the lot.

Call for abstracts for Faculty Research Symposium

The Faculty Research Symposium Steering Committee, which includes Andy Hageman, Holly Moore, Ben Moore, Todd Pedlar and Amy Weldon, invites faculty to submit 200-word abstracts for presentations at the second annual Luther College Faculty Research Symposium. The Symposium is Saturday, Nov. 1.  Go to this site for information and to view last year's schedule and sample abstracts. Submit abstracts to <frs> by Friday, Oct. 3.

Norsecard information

Faculty and staff can check transaction history for on campus charging (CBORD) for the month or year for either a personal account or any departmental account they manage. To use the NorseCard.luther.edu website, simply use your NorseKey username and password. If assistance is needed, contact the LIS Help Desk.

Registration for campus blood draw

Slots are available for campus blood draws on Sept. 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 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.

Blood screen interpretation session

Blood Screen Interpretation Session will take place at 9 a.m. and noon Monday, Sept. 29, in Bunche. Bring results from the campus blood draw session and Anne Blocker will help interpret and give suggestions for making healthy life changes.


Upcoming events

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

Sept. 25: Center Stage Series, Rhythmic Circus, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Sept. 26: Faculty Artist Series, Kathryn Reed, harpsichord, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Sept. 26-27: Spin Theatre, One Act Festival, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Storre Theatre

Sept. 27:

  • Faculty Artist Series, Carol Hester, flute,
    4 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall
  • SAC Concert, Love and Theft, and Gloriana,
    7 p.m., Regents Center
  • Student Recital, Eric Angeroth Franks, trumpet,
    7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Home sporting events this week

Sept. 24:

  • Women's Soccer vs. St. Olaf, 5 p.m.
  • Men's Soccer vs. St. Olaf, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27:

  • Women's Tennis vs. Simpson, 9 a.m.
  • Women's Tennis vs. Central, 3:30 p.m.

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Sept. 24: Jennaya Robison, Noresemen

Friday, Sept. 26: Nancy Barry, Cantorei

Monday, Sept. 29:  Paula Carlson

Tone Zone class

Tone Zone class will resume at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Come to the Regents Center Dance Studio for a half hour toning class. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

CSS: Rhythmic Circus Sept. 25

The Center Stage Series presents home-grown hoofers from the Minneapolis arts scene, Rhythmic Circus, performing "Feet Don't Fail Me Now!" The performance is a dynamic tap and music mixture that combines hard-hitting percussive dance and a live band. Rhythmic Circus promises an enthralling medley of positivity and infectious rhythm starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the CFL Main Hall.

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.

Works by alumnus Welo on display through Oct. 12

An exhibit featuring the etchings and drawings of Larry 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. In 1994, Welo was attracted to the smaller communities and environment of southern Wisconsin. His career venues have shifted and he is now represented by and dedicated to working with fine art galleries. Welo's work has been exhibited and collected throughout the Midwest, along the East Coast, in Italy and Norway.

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. Featured artists include Heather Riley '99; Tom Maakestad '80; Christopher Cudworth '79; Anna Maakestad '79; Gwen Heffner '74; Larry Welo '74; Martha Winter '72; and Walter Ordway '69.

Graduate/Professional School Day

The Graduate/Professional School Day will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Union. More than 30 universities will attend to visit with students about their programs and application process. A list of those attending is on the Career Center web page at www.luther.edu/careers.

SPIN Theatre presents One Act Play Festival

SPIN Theatre Company, Luther's student theatre organization, presents the One Act Play festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Storre Theatre. The festival is open to the public with no charge for admission. A freewill donation will be accepted. The festival will feature four student-directed scenes from plays by David Ives, Samuel Beckett, Anton Chekhov and Susan Glaspell. 

Admissions 'Science Exploration Day' Sept. 27

High school students beginning their college search are invited to campus starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, for Science Exploration Day. Students with a possible interest in biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, mathematics, nursing, physics or psychology are encouraged to attend this science-packed day.  To register go to www.luther.edu/admissions/visit. For additional information about Science Exploration Day, contat the Admissions Office, 387-1287, or <admissions>.

Invertebrate hike

Join Professor Kirk Larsen on a hike in Anderson Prairie and Hickory Ridge Woods at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Hikers should meet at the Baker Village Commons parking area to catch and learn more about the many invertebrates living in the area.

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. 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.

Student recital

Eric Angeroth Franks '15, from Pleasant Hill, Iowa, will perform a trumpet recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Angeroth Franks will perform works by Kent Kennan, Joseph Turrin, J.B.G. Neruda, Ignacio Calvo, Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, and Roy Hargrove.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall with receptions following performances. The recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Leaders of Learning visit

Charlie Blaich and Kathy Wise, director and associate director of Inquiries at the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts (http://www.liberalarts.wabash.edu/) will visit campus Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Charlie and Kathy have conducted numerous workshops and presentations at colleges and universities across the country sharing what they have discovered from leading the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education. Their opening session takes place from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in Mott/Borlaug and is open to all faculty and staff.

'The Big Tiny' author Dee Williams in Decorah Sept. 30

Dee Williams, Portland-based author of the popular memoir and DIY tiny house book, "The Big Tiny," will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Valders Hall of Science room 206. Sponsored by the Friends of Decorah Public Library in partnership with the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, Williams' talk is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez to present 'Shattered Dreams' on Oct. 2

A new book by two former Luther College faculty members details the story of the April 2008 immigration raid of a meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, from the viewpoint of the undocumented workers. Authors Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez will read from their book, "Shattered Dreams: The Story of a Historic ICE Raid in the Words of the Detainees," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Olin Building, Room 102. A reception will follow.

FAS: Spencer Martin and Du Huang to perform viola and piano recital Oct. 2

Spencer Martin and Du Huang will perform a viola and piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 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 begin with a solo viola performance by Martin of Bach's "Ciaconna" from Partita in D Minor. The duo will then perform Sonata in A minor, D. 821 "Arpeggione," by Franz Schubert and Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms.

Flu clinic

Health Service will be holding flu clinics on the following dates and locations for staff and students:

  • Oct 3: 8:15-11:45 a.m. at Health Service
  • Oct 6: 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Union outside of Marty's.
  • Oct 10: 8:15-11:45 a.m. at Health Service

Prices are $25 for the shot and $30 for the Mist. Payable at time of service for staff/faculty. Students may apply to student account. Future dates will be posted in Tuesday and Bulletin.


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.


To Robert Fitton on the death of his mother, Althea Fitton, who passed away on Sept. 10 at the age of 93. Her funeral was held Sept. 16 in Weems, Virginia. Her funeral was held Sept. 16 in Weems, Virginia.

To the family and friends of John Sieber, professor emeritus of religion, who passed away Sept. 14.  Services were held 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.

To the family of Vicky and Roger Jaeger on the Sept. 15 death of Vicky's mother Janice Terrill. Funeral Services were held Sept. 12 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

To Erik Berg on the death of his mother, Mary Janice "Jan" Reid Berg, age 87, of Decorah. She passed Sept. 18 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah.

New employees

Kathryn Thompson began her position as administrative assistant for Campus News and Visual Media on Sept. 8. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 213, telephone 387-1864.

Kasey Nikkel began her position as coordinator of student organizations on Aug. 27. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 102, telephone 387-1235.

Thank you

To the Luther family for the kind words to help me celebrate my birthday. Luther will always be remembered as a warm and welcoming place to live and work. California is simply a warm place to live and work.
-Myles Coulter

New Student Orientation 2014 was a success. The Student Life Office would like to thank faculty, staff and returning students for helping with a successful transition for our new students. Many hands made light work! The Norse Force, Desserts in Decorah and the Advising Sessions  were among the top rated orientation events by the students. We appreciate all the help and support we had during Orientation. It truly takes village. Thanks!
-Jane Hildebrand

I'm happy to share that I have recently accepted the position of University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Denison University. I will miss Luther College, the Archives collections, the people who work here, and the Decorah community very much, but I am excited at this new opportunity in my career. My last day at Luther will be Oct. 3. Thanks to everyone who has made these last four years so special! 
-Sasha Griffin

Prayers, support, good thoughts

The Luther community sends prayers, support and good thoughts to staff member Cindy Blue, undergoing treatment for breast cancer at Mayo Clinic. Cindy is posting updates on Caring Bridge at: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/cindyblue.


Ann Highum spent part of the first two years of her retirement writing chapters for, and serving as chief editor of, a book which was recently published. Titled "Undergraduate Global Education: Issues for Faculty, Staff and Students," the book is part of a series of sourcebooks published by Jossey-Bass on various topics related to Higher Education.


Wanted: An inexpensive, used garage door, either seven-foot or eight-foot width. Contact Kathy at <kerberka> or call 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 September $790 per month with one month deposit. Email [email protected] for a rental application or with questions.

For sale: Chicks. Bantam mixes, one-week-old, and regular barnyard mixes, two weeks old. Straight run. Contact Julie, 419-3248, 387-1350 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, 387-1350 or <stromjul>. Interested parties are welcome to check him out 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.

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

For sale: ASUS ROG G750 17.3 inch gaming laptop. Like new and perfect working condition, sparingly-used, Intel Core i7 (2.40GHz), 16GB Memory, 256GB solid state drive and 1TB hard drive, GeForce GTX 870M, Windows 8.1 64-Bit. Includes complete box, manuals, accessories and premium laptop bag. Can easily replace a desktop computer. Very powerful, especially with new video games and demanding software. Email Travis Huinker, <huintr01>. $1,500 or best offer.

For sale: Sangean WR-11 AM/FM Table Top Radio. Like new and perfect working condition. Modern table top radio enclosed in wooden cabinet. Tuning LED indicator, auxiliary input for portable media players or computers, headphone jack. Speaker: three-inch full-range driver (7W). Produces very rich sound that can also be turned quite loud. Great to fill any room with sound. Full details and images here. Contact Travis Huinker <huintr01>. $50 or best offer.

For sale: Twin beds. Solid, heavy walnut headboard and footboard, including full frame. May take mattress and box spring. All in excellent shape. Asking $50 for each bed. Contact Kay, 380-8472. Please do not call after 10 p.m.

For sale: Reliable AWD vehicle for sale. Honda CRV, 2001, gold, XLT edition, 185,000 miles, good condition, everything works perfectly except the clock. Blue Book list $4,800. Asking $4,000. Call 382-2181, 379-7204 or e-mail mastershifu4[email protected].

Wanted: Looking for a twin or double bed for my granddaughter.  If you are looking to get rid of or replace bed or still usable mattress/box spring, please call 380-5923.

For sale: Two books to help a high school student or to have as a reference in a home or office. "Chemistry DeMystified" by Linda Williams and "Precalculus DeMystified" by Rhonda Huettenmueller. Barely used. Selling for half price at $10 each. Contact Sally, <mallamsa>.

Wanted: I'm an art major looking for buttons to use for a project. If you have buttons and don't want or need them, please mail them to Colin at SPO 1345. Any size, shape or color. Only sewing, jacket and clothes buttons, no pin buttons please. Need them before Sept. 29. Contact Colin, <martni03>.

Art afficionados wanted: 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.

Hostesses wanted: Love Thirty-one bags, Stella and Dot jewelry or Jamberry Nails? Always wanted to try a Spark or "That crazy wrap thing"? I'm looking for a few good hostesses. I'm a consultant for those home-based businesses and am looking to book some fall parties. Christmas is only 12 weeks away, let's get those presents taken care of now! Contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865, for more information, to host or to order!


And finally...

Saturday, Sept. 27 is Family Health and Fitness Day. Get out and enjoy the fall weather with loved ones.

"Family is not an important thing. It's everything." -Michael J. Fox

"There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature." -Henry David Thoreau

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." -John F. Kennedy