Tuesday, Oct. 14

TUESDAY 10/14/14

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Thank you from President Carlson

I may be Luther's 10th president, inaugurated on the 10th day of the 10th month, but it is you, the Luther community, who scores a perfect 10. What a magnificent weekend! Tom and I were amazed at how smoothly everything went and how exceptionally well this college hosts guests. My sincere thanks to each of you who played a role. I am proud to be part of such a talented and dedicated group of staff, faculty and students. -President Paula J. Carlson

Thank you from Alumni and Development

Thank you to the entire Luther community for graciously welcoming our alumni, their families and friends back to campus. We are very grateful for everyone's hard work and assistance to help us organize and host another successful Homecoming weekend. Our guests were thrilled to be a part of President Carlson's inauguration and loved being back on Luther's beautiful campus among the stunning fall colors. Thank you for making it truly a memorable weekend for everyone! -Alumni and Development Office

President Carlson seeks the community's insights and ideas in the College Ministries Year of Listening

The Office for College Ministries is engaged in a Year of Listening in the 2014-15 academic year to discern how the office can best serve the mission of Luther College within the larger call of service to the Gospel. Please consider becoming part of the conversation at one of the following listening sessions:  

Sessions for students:

Thursday, Oct. 23: 1 p.m., Mott
Thursday, Oct. 23: 8 p.m.
, Borlaug
Thursday, Nov. 13: 4 p.m.
, Nansen

Sessions for faculty/staff:

Thursday, Oct. 23: 9:40 a.m., Mott
Friday, Oct. 24: 2:45 p.m.
, Olin 201

All are welcome. Sign up here to register and receive a reminder of the session you wish to attend.


Fall break hours

Welcome Desk and Union
Friday, Oct. 17: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 20-21: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17: 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19: Closed
Monday and Tuesday, Oct 20-21: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22: 8 a.m.-midnight

Mail Center/SPO
Saturday-Sunday, Oct 18-19: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 20-22: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Book Shop
Friday, Oct. 17: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 20-22: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17: Closes at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Oct. 18-21:

  • Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 22:

  • Brunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17: Closes at 5 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Oct. 18-22: Closed 

Oneota Market
Friday, Oct. 17: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 18-19: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 20-22: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Nordic Brew/C-Store
Friday, Oct. 17: Closes at 5 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Oct 18-22: Closed

Security assistance is available 24 hours a day by calling 387-2111.

Tuition Benefit Program deadline Nov. 1

Luther is pleased to offer its faculty and staff a benefit that is highly unique in today's workplace: higher education for one's dependents. The Tuition Benefit program has a three-step application process available online.

Deadlines are as follows:

Step 1: Nov. 1, applications due
Step 2: Dec. 1, finalized list of colleges due
Step 3: May 15, confirmation form due

For complete information about the process and the application form, see the HR benefits website. Contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430, with questions.

Fresh baked bread in Oneota Market

Oneota Market now sells fresh baked breads from the Luther Bakery and Iowa-made jams. Take some home for dinner and save a trip to the store.

Career Center calls for internship stories

The Career Center site has a new webpage, Internship Stories, to highlight the variety of internship opportunities available to Luther students. Storytelling is a great way to increase website visitors' interest in our programs and keep visitors on our website. If you know of additional internship stories that we can include either on this page or on individual academic department sites, please contact Tabita Green.

October staff meeting

The October staff meeting agenda includes a financial update, health care and benefits and Title IX reporting requirements. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. All staff are strongly encouraged to attend one of the sessions.

Archives open hours in October

For the rest of October, the Archives Reading Room will be open by appointment only. Staff will continue to monitor phone and email contacts. To make an appointment, contact Sarah Wicks at 387-1606 or send an email to <archives>. We will respond to requests for appointments and services as promptly as we are able. Thank you for your patience during this transitional period.

United Way donations

It's not too late! Donate to United Way and be entered into the drawings for prizes. For those who have donated already, thank you. We have raised over $13,000 so far. Turn forms in to HR by Oct. 15 to be eligible for prizes. Prizes include: an extra vacation day, Peace Brunch tickets, Center Stage Series tickets, massages and a gift certificate from the Book Shop. For questions or forms, please reach out to Ellen Modersohn, Peggy Lensing or Kim Bohr.

Health assessment risk

Remember to complete the Health Risk Assessment, one of the steps necessary to avoid an increase in health care premiums in 2015. The username is your last name and the initial password are the last four digits of your social security number.

Department letterhead and envelopes

Beginning Oct. 15, departmental letterhead and envelopes should be ordered from the Document Center at https://luther.ricohtrac.com.

Fire extinguisher demo

A fire extinguisher demo will be hosted by Campus Security and Wellness from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 on the main floor of the Union. Learn how to use a fire extinguisher correctly and a drawing for a home fire extinguisher. This past week's winner was Kathy Euans.

Flu clinic

A Flu vaccination clinic will be held Friday, Oct. 17 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. outside of Marty's in the Union. Students, staff, faculty and significant others of staff/faculty may attend. Cost is $25 for the injection and $30 for the flu mist. Staff/Faculty can take receipts to HR (if on the Luther insurance plan) for reimbursement.

Fertilization of grounds

The lawns on the upper campus will be fertilized and spot treated for broadleaf weeds, especially along sidewalks and curbs, beginning Friday, Oct. 17. The fertilization process will begin during the day on Friday and spraying will take place after 5 p.m. and continue throughout the weekend, weather permitting. This procedure is in keeping with Luther's turf management policy. Contact Gary Brickman, 387-1668, for a copy of the policy.

How interesting

  • 89.8 percent of Luther alums report their undergraduate experience contributed to their critical thinking skills quite a bit or very much
  • 84.1 percent use important skills gained as a Luther undergrad in their current job
  • 97.0 percent agree or agree strongly that faculty were genuinely interested in students
  • For out-of-the-classroom experiences, the greatest contributions to learning and development after graduation: study abroad, internships, performing arts/music, intercollegiate athletics and on-campus employment

For details and more information from the latest Alumni/Alumnae Survey, follow this link, enter Norsekey password and click on the 2013 Fall Survey.

Help.luther.edu upgrade

Help.luther.edu is being upgraded on Sunday, Oct. 19. It is used by Luther faculty, staff and students to submit requests online to LIS, Web Content, and Email Marketing. With the upgrade comes a complete overhaul of the look and feel as well as increased functionality. Two open training sessions will be held to help familiarize the community with the new look. The first training session is from 2-2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 and the second training session is from 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Both sessions will take place in Main 113. For screenshots, please visit the LIS blog.

Campus network maintenance Oct. 20-21

Beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20 and Tuesday, Oct. 21, the campus network will undergo maintenance. On Monday, This maintenance will increase the available bandwidth between the campus network and our firewall. During the maintenance, Luther services will be available from the Internet, but users on campus will not be able to access the Internet or Luther servers. On Tuesday, the wireless network will be down, but wired connections will remain working. Service will be restored prior to 7:30 a.m. both mornings.


Upcoming events

Oct. 14:

  • Guest Brown Bag Lunch, Jyoti Grewal, 12:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Mott Room
  • Guest Recital, Carole Terry, organ, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Oct. 15:

  • Guest Lecture, "Every 26 Seconds a Woman is Raped; Last Thursday was My Turn," Charlene Smith, 7:30 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206

Oct. 16:

  • Guest Lecture, "Nobel Peace Prize Winners I Have Known: How Ordinary People Changed the World" Charlene Smith, 12:45 p.m., Valders Hall of Science Room 206  
  • Guest Lecture, "Human Rights in the US and South Africa" Charlene Smith, 2:30 p.m.,
    Valders Hall of Science Room 206
  • Guest Lecture, "Making Your Enemy Your Friend: Changing the World Nelson Mandela-Style" Charlene Smith, 7:30 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206

Home sporting events this week

Oct. 18:

  • Women's soccer vs. Loras College,  3 p.m.
  • Men's soccer vs. Loras College, 5 p.m.

Oct. 19: Men's soccer vs. Jamestown College, 2 p.m.

See the Norse Athletics webpage for the complete schedule of all competitions, live-streaming, results, rosters and more.

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Oct. 15:  Elizabeth Steding

Friday, Oct. 17: Sheila Radford-Hill, LC Jazz Quartet

No Chapel Oct. 20 and 22 due to Fall Break

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

Jyoti Grewal to host brown bag discussion on Oct. 14

Luther College welcomes the return of former Luther professor Jyoti Grewal, Ph.D., for a guest lecture to aide in the education and exposure of violence around the world, particularly sexual violence against women in North India. Hosted by the Women and Gender Studies department, Grewal will hold a discussion group with the theme "women and leadership" at a brown bag lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 in the Mott Room of the Union.

Concert Organist Carole Terry Oct. 14

Carole Terry, guest concert organist, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Main Hall of the CFL. The concert is being presented as Luther's annual Benefactor Organ Recital, which features outstanding artists of international caliber performing on the college's Robert Sipe mechanical action organ. Terry will perform Praeludium in E Major by Dietrich Buxtehude, two works by Bach, a Felix Mendelssohn sonata, "Deuxiéme Fantasie" by Jehan Alain, "Clair de Lune" by Jehan Alain and Introduction and Passsacaglia to "Schönberger Orgelalbum" by Max Reger.

Nelson Mandela biographer to lecture

Charlene Smith will present a series of lectures on the Luther campus. Smith's first lecture, "Every 26 Seconds a Woman is Raped: Last Thursday was my Turn," will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. On Thursday, Oct. 16, she will present three lectures:

  • "Nobel Peace Prize Winners I Have Known: How Ordinary People Changed the World" at 12:45 p.m.
  • "Human Rights in the US and South Africa" at 2:30 p.m.
  • "Making Your Enemy Your Friend: Changing the World Nelson Mandela-Style" at 7:30 p.m.

Smith is an authorized biographer for Nelson Mandela, experienced trauma counselor for HIV and AIDS, and gender violence and took part in the underground resistance against apartheid. All lectures will take place in Valders Hall of Science Room 206, and are open to the public with no charge for admission.

CANCELLED: Karen Kanakis voice recital Oct. 15

Karen Kanakis' voice recital, originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall, has been canceled. Information on a reschedule date will be posted as it becomes available.

Admissions fall preview days Oct. 16-17

Fall Preview Days are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17, giving students the opportunity to experience the quality of life on campus, discover the academic excellence of Luther students, and explore life at Luther. Prospective students are welcome to invite family members along for the visit. To register go to www.luther.edu/admissions/visit.

Art faculty art on display through Oct. 17

A diverse exhibit featuring works by Luther College Art Program faculty is on display in the Kirstin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery through Oct. 17. Faculty artists include Ben Moore, Joe Madrigal, Lea Donhowe, Aaron Lurth and David Kamm. Other artists include emeritus Harley Refsal and sabbatical replacement Justin Sorensen.

Women's Club meeting

The Luther College Woman's Club meets in the Peace dining room at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.  The presenter at this meeting is Luther graduate David Rooney, Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic Administrator. The topic of the meeting is "A Century of Caring: Winneshiek County Hospital Historical Perspective." Special music, a short business meeting and refreshments and social time will all be included in the agenda. All are welcome.

FAS: Heather Armstong Oct. 23

Heather Armstrong will perform an oboe recital featuring music inspired by poetry, ideas and images related to the natural world at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. Collaborating on the recital are Luther faculty members Xiao Hu, piano and Spencer Martin, viola.

Bestselling artist, filmmaker and illustrator Satrapi to present distinguished lecture

A visionary for intercultural understanding in the modern world, bestselling author Marjane Satrapi brings her unique worldview to Luther College in the onstage conversation "Graphic Freedom" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the CFL. Offering a distinctive take on women's needs internationally and an appreciation for culture and art, she discusses what connects us across humanity and shares her feelings on the broader issues of religion and cultural understanding. Part of Luther's Distinguished Lecture Series, the event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Scandinvian Music - Live at Bethania Church Oct. 27

Vesterheim Museum, with support of the Dean's Office, will present a concert on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Bethania Church across from Vesterheim Museum. The U.S. group "Andrea and Lydia," has an energetic and engaging program of traditional music on fiddle, five-string fiddle, nyckelharpa and voice, including waltzes, schottises, polskas and more. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 at the door. Luther College students can get in free with a Luther student ID.

Bargain Barn sale Oct. 30

A Bargain Barn Sale is coming up! Come to the Red (Jewel) Barn between 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 for the fall sale. Inventory items include some of the usual items that the college no longer has need for but are still in good condition. For more information and a complete list of inventory items please go to the sustainability website.

Nordic Choir to perform Fall concert Nov. 2

The Nordic Choir will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 in the CFL. The concert, open to the public with no charge for admission, is part of a precursor tour for the Nordic Choir's 2015 Midwest Tour. The choir tours annually and has performed around the world, appearing in Norway, England, Germany, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Lunch hour yoga series: second session

Join Molly Lesmeister for a six week yoga session starting Oct. 27-Dec. 11 (no class Nov. 24 or 27). Two class options offered: Monday at 11:30 a.m. and Thursday at 12:45 p.m. Sign up for one class a week, or both! Beginners welcome. Class will be held in Studio II of the CFA. Props provided, no experience necessary. Registration is $18 for one class per week and $36 for two classes per week. Checks should be made payable to Luther College, payment is due the first day of class. Register by emailing Molly, [email protected].

Jubilize! singing group has moved locations

Jubilize! is a drop-in singing circle that takes place every Tuesday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The new location for the community sing is the CFA atrium. Every voice is welcome. All songs taught in the oral tradition by song leader Liz Rog. This event is sponsored by the Wellness Program.


Job opening

Full-time utility/carpenter: Responsibilities include, but not limited to: perform all types of building maintenance and repair, prepare lists of materials based on blueprints and sketches, order material as required by project, perform general construction, set and repair doors of all types, install acoustical ceilings and repair furniture. Additional duties include: back up locksmith, operate trade-related tools, as well as assist in other facilities services departments such as grounds, heating plant, plumbing and snow removal.

To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website.


To Vikki Barness for the death of her father, Alvin "Okie" Huether, who passed away Oct. 6th.


Holly Moore delivered her paper, "The Platonic Dialogues' Performative Imaging of Socratic Elenchus" at the annual meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Oct. 4. 


For sale: Four bedroom, three bath house ideally located on a corner lot, in a quiet, family-friendly neighborhood on the edge of the Luther College campus.  Major renovations, premium finishes throughout and is completely move-in ready. Home is only two blocks from the Trout Run Trail and groomed cross-country ski trails. Residence is available for immediate occupancy. For more information and photos, go to www.riversbendltd.com/house. For a viewing call, 379-7363 and ask for Jim.

Wanted: Lego donations. Decorah Parks and Rec is seeking Lego donations in hopes of launching a brand new kids program. Donations of any kind are welcomed. Donations can be dropped off at the Park Rec office in the Decorah Municipal Building Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please contact Erika Randall, 382-4158 or <rander01>, with any questions.

For rent: House for rent near downtown Decorah. Three bedroom, two bath, large kitchen, workshop in the garage and lots of storage space. Rent is $950/mo and is available for immediate occupancy. Please contact Stacie, 202-0913.

Lost: A white and orange AT&T box with a hotspot device inside. Lost on Thursday, Sept. 25, in the Dahl Centennial Union. If found, please contact Courtney at [email protected] or 218-625-4823.

For sale: Enhanced Vision Merlin 24-inch color LCD desktop electronic magnifier. Benefits those who need enlarged and enhanced contrast images of reading material, photos and documents requiring a signature. Typically used by those who are suffering from macular degeneration.  Three years old and in perfect condition. Priced at less than half the cost of new at $1,495 or best offer. Contact Robert Fitton <fittonro>or 387-1559. For general information consult the company's web page.

Wanted: Childcare provider for WOW, a community women's Bible Study. Has a co-babysitter, with salary. Six sessions: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, and Dec. 10. from 9-11:15 a.m. at Decorah Covenant Church. References required. Contact Kris, <petekr05>.

For sale:  Five-foot claw foot bathtub, excellent condition. Photo available. Contact Marcia, 419-4969.

Needed: Old VHS tapes. I am collecting as many VHS tapes as possible for an art installation piece in the CFA. The piece's theme is "time" and two large towers will be made out of the VHS tapes. Please send them to SPO 1841, or contact me, <madrra01>, and I will pick them up.

For sale: 1986 GMC Sierra pickup. Contact Marcia, 419-2517.

For sale: Dream mower, Black & Decker SPCM1936, arrived with a bent piece. Usgaard and Smith will unbend for $30. Works great. Second one arrived bent too, and I had it fixed. Self-propelled, cordless electric, low noise, key start, mulch or bag, guaranteed for life. Still in box. Listed at $540, purchased for $415, selling at $315. Email <hibbna01>.


And finally...

This week is National Food Bank week and Thursday, Oct. 16 is World Food Day. Consider donating items, money or time to local food shelves or other hunger causes.

"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger." -Buzz Aldrin

"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." -Saint Augustine

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." -Mother Teresa