Tuesday, Oct. 21

TUESDAY 10/21/14

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President Carlson seeks community's insights, ideas in 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

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.

Board of Regents meets this week

The Regents will meet on campus Oct. 24-25. To view the Fall Report to the Board of Regents, search for "Regents" in the "search courses" box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, click "enroll me."



Reminder of Tuesday submissions

A reminder that Tuesday submission deadline is each Friday at 3 p.m. All submissions should be 75 words or less. Contact <tuesday> or 387-1864 with questions. Submissions can be emailed or submitted through the online form.

Fall break hours

Welcome Desk and Union
Tuesday, Oct. 21: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct 21: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22: 8 a.m.-midnight

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 21-22: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 21-22: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21:

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

Wednesday, Oct. 22:

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

Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 21-22: Closed

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 21-22: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Nordic Brew/C-Store
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct 21-22: Closed

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

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's selection is a long shot. We feature Virginia Myers "The Mantilla," a beautiful, large print of a woman with a lace veil. It has been missing since the early 1990s. If you have seen it, please email Kate Elliott <ellika03>.

Department letterhead and envelopes

Departmental letterhead and envelopes should be ordered from the Document Center.

How interesting, news from Alumni and Development

  • 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.

Christmas Cheer sponsored by SAC

As the holiday season approaches, departments at Luther can sponsor families for Christmas Cheer. SAC will assign one or more families to a department, and each department will have the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents for that family. In mid-December, there will be a collection day in Marty's where wrapped gifts can be dropped off in order to be delivered to sponsored families. Sign up on this Google form. Please fill it out as soon as possible. SAC will assign families soon in order to allow plenty of time for shopping. For questions, contact <sacservice>.

Call for abstracts

Students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Luther will provide support for selected students to present at NCUR. The conference is April 16-18, 2015, at Eastern Washington University. Applications for the on-campus selection process are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10. Please apply online.

LIS tip of the month

Visit the Circulation Desk in Preus Library to try out an array of tech tools, including iPads, Chromebooks, Kindle Fire, projectors and screens, iPods, Kindle Readers and ergonomic computer equipment. For more information, visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

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 an the initial password are the last four digits of your social security number.

Mandatory Dining Services staff meeting Nov. 4

A mandatory Dining Services staff meeting will be held from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the Cafeteria. Please plan to attend if you work in the Dining Services department. Stop in the Dining Services Office with questions.


Upcoming events

Oct. 23: Faculty Artist Series, Heather Armstrong, oboe, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Oct. 24: Center Stage Series, "In the Heat of the Night," by John Ball, presented by L.A. Theatre Works, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Oct. 25:

  • Faculty Artist Series, Kristin Hightower, Beth Ray Westlund, voice, 4 p.m., Jenson Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall
  • Distinguished Lecture, "Graphic Freedom," Marjane Satrapi, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Oct. 26: Interfaith Holiday Celebration, Diwali, 7 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Peace Dining Room

Oct. 28: Guest Recital, Calliope Duo, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Home sporting events this week

Oct. 22:

  • Men's soccer vs. St. Mary's University, 7:30 p.m.
  • Women's and men's cross country vs. UW-La Crosse, 4:30 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. 22: No chapel - Fall Break

Friday, Oct. 24: Song, Murals and Science: Join us for a special chapel as Nordic Choir connects scripture and music with the art of Mississippi painter, Walter Anderson, and scientist Michael Faraday. Reflections by Professor Emeritus Dale Nimrod and Regent Emeritus Marilyn Roverud.

Monday, Oct. 27: Amy Zalk Larson

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

Women's Club meeting

The Luther College Woman's Club meets in the Peace dining room at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21,  with presenter David Rooney, Winneshiek Medical Center Clinic Administrator, Luther class of 1988. The topic of the meeting is "A Century of Caring: Winneshiek County Hospital Historical Perspective." Special music, a short business meeting, 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.

'With Word and Song' traveling art display at Luther College: Massachusetts artist Sandra Bowden featured in exhibit beginning Oct. 24

An exhibit of mixed-media art that incorporates elements from Biblical texts, ancient Hebrew, and musical facsimilies will be on display Oct. 24–Dec. 7, in the upper level of the CFL. The exhibit "With Word and Song" is a traveling art display by Massachusetts artist Sandra Bowden. The 25-piece exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission. Bowden finds a source of mystery in the evolution of the word, visibly recorded and presented historically, that translates into her work.

Physics department to host haunted lab

The Society of Physics Students will host their annual Haunted Lab from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the basement of Valders. The Haunted Lab boasts classic physics favorites and new Halloween-themed physics demonstrations to play with and enjoy. Visitors of all ages are invited to come at any time during the event. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. For more information, contact James Perez, Luther associate professor of physics, 387-1629 or <perezjam>.

John Ball's 'In the Heat of the Night' Oct. 24

A production of John Ball's "In the Heat of the Night" will take the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18. "In the Heat of the Night" deals with one of the largest issues facing our nation during the 1960's: race.

L.A. Theatre Works will also present a matinee at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, on the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall stage. The matinee is open to the audience members 13 years or older with an admission price of $2.

FAS: Kristin Hightower and Beth Ray Westlund to perform voice recital Oct. 25

Kristin Hightower and Beth Ray Westlund will perform a vocal recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Noble Recital Hall. Jessica Paul is the collaborative pianist for the recital. Hightower and Ray will collaborate on operatic duets from Handel's "Rinaldo" and "Sosarme" and will feature Luther faculty members Heather Armstrong and James Griesheimer, oboe; Virginia Strauss and Tarn Travers, violin; Spencer Martin, viola; Eric Kutz, cello; and Kathryn Reed, harpsichord.

Bestselling artist, filmmaker and illustrator Satrapi to present distinguished lecture Oct. 25

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.

Iowa Public Radio to broadcast Luther College opera production

Iowa Public Radio will broadcast Luther College's spring 2014 opera production of Puccini's one-act operas "Sister Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi." The performance from Luther will air at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, on Iowa Public Radio. The broadcast is part of Iowa Public Radio's program "Opera in October," which highlights performances of opera productions from around the state of Iowa.

Tova Brandt to present lecture on Danish furniture Oct. 26

Tova Brandt, curator for Museum of Danish America, will present "Danish Modern: Design for Living" on Danish furniture and design in conjunction with Vesterheum's current exhibition "Scandinavian Design: Norwegian Enamel" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Amdal-Odland Heritage Center at Vesterheim. Brandt will discuss the iconic designs and designers of the 1950s and 60s, such as Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, and Arne Jacobsen. Also, she will discuss the strategies through which American consumers developed a taste for Danish Modern.

When Luther College gifted its original museum collection to Vesterheim, it negotiated an integral relationship between the two organizations. Luther is represented on the board by Kate Martinson, who is also currently serving as board president. Luther ID holders are granted access to the Vesterheim Museum with no charge for admission. For more information on this and other events, contact Kate, <martinka>.

Luther College campus to celebrate Diwali

Luther College students and community members of all religious backgrounds will gather to learn about Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Peace Dining Room. There will be a brief program, followed by light refreshments and a time for conversation. The celebration is part of a series of "interfaith holiday celebrations" that allow students an opportunity to share parts of their own traditions. 

Decorah native to be featured in Preus Library art exhibit: Digital photography by Jason Elkins will be on display beginning Oct. 27

Strongly influenced by Dorothy Lange and her late 1930s Farm Security Administration collection, Jason Elkins works predominantly in the medium of digital photography. Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and raised in Decorah, Iowa, Elkins' work will be featured in an exhibit Oct. 27Dec. 12 in Preus Library. The exhibit 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 "lydia and Andrea," 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.

Guest Recital: Calliope Duo to perform at Luther Oct. 28

The Calliope Duo, featuring Elizabeth McNutt, flute, and Shannon Wettstein, piano, will perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and features recent solo and chamber works by Mario Lavista, José-Luis Hurtado, Arturo Furentes, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and a world premiere by Iowa composer, Harvey Sollberger. 

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.

Residence hall trick-or-treating

Luther community members and their families are invited to Trick-or-Treat in the First-Year Residence Halls, including Brandt, Olson and Ylvisaker. Trick-or-treating will take place in the halls from 5:30-7:30 Friday, Oct. 31. Participating rooms will be identified by a pumpkin on the door.  There will also be games, crafts and cookie decorating. Come join the fun where the weather is always nice.

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.

Luther presents Faculty Research Symposium, Nov. 1

Luther invites the community to participate in the Faculty Research Symposium starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206. Panels will continue throughout the day in Valders Room 206 and in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102. The event is open to the public, with no charge for admission.

Knitters needed at 'Soup's On!' event Nov. 13

All those who knit or crochet are invited to share their skills between 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov.13, in Farwell Lounge for 'Soup's On!" Bring your own supplies and enjoy the company of fellow knitters. "Soup's On" is a social event jointly sponsored by Student Support Services and the Luther Diversity Center with assistance from the Luther Women's Club. Hot soup, fresh bread and desserts are served. RSVP to <kellje01> if attending.

Lunch hour yoga series: second session

Join Molly Lesmeister for a six week yoga session 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 in 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.

Book shop events

Join Mark McAllister, author of "Red Rover," in the Book Shop from 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 for casual conversation and a book signing. The book is available for purchase in the Book Shop for $11.95.

It's soooo scaary! The 80s are back! Join us all day in the Book Shop on Friday, Oct. 31 as we offer "gnarly" 80s prices on selected clothing and imprinted items and play "name that 80s tune" to win a "bodacious" treat! Come in a "rad" costume and win a "totally awesome" prize.

Student recitals

Lukas Hampton '15, from Montevideo, Minnesota, will perform a bass recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

Emily Tope '15, from La Crosse, Wisconsin, will perform a cello recital at noon Saturday, Nov. 1.

Benjamin Henson '16, from Herrin, Illinois, will perform a violin recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

Peter Swanson '16, from Duluth, Minnesota, will perform a cello recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1,

Jakob Jorgenson '16, from Stillwater, Minnesota, will perform a trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.

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.

Luther's Nordic Choir releases new album 'Prayer'

Luther College Nordic Choir recently released their newest album, "Prayer." The new album features selections performed during the tours of the 2013-14 academic year. The title track is an arrangement by acclaimed choral composer René Clausen. Other pieces featured include "I Have Called You By Name" by Stephen Paulus and the Nordic Choir traditional closing piece "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" arranged by Gilbert Martin

Pilates class

Pilates for faculty and staff will start Session II Wednesday, Oct. 29. The session will run six weeks with no class Wednesday, Nov. 26.  Session II concludes with the last class on Wednesday, Dec. 10. The class meets in the CFA dance studio on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the cost is $24 due on the first day of class. Complete four of the six sessions to receive a $25 Luther gift card.


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.

Reunion giving officer: Engages alumni through independent donor connections and also through a volunteer reunion committee structure to advance philanthropic interests in Luther. Primary responsibility is to cultivate and solicit donors and prospective donors regionally and nationally through personal visits and event contacts within the context of class reunion planning and giving, working primarily with the 35-year and 40-year reunion classes. Qualified internal candidates will have the bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of demonstrated work experience in development or a related area. Significant travel is expected, often up to 10 days per month. Please follow this link to view the internal posting.

Custodian: Luther College has an immediate opening for a full-time, 12-month position as a custodian. Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 2-10 p.m.

To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all other openings, please go to the employment website.

New employee

Vickie Harper-Halverson has been hired as the new administrative assistant for finances and administration. Her phone number is 387-1507 and email is <harpvi01>.

Farewell to Chantel Olufsen

The Alumni and Development Office announces that Chantel Olufsen, reunion giving officer, has recently accepted the position of director of the annual fund at the AWTY International School, a pre-K through 12th grade private school in Houston, Texas. Her last day at Luther will be Friday, Oct. 24. Chantel will be greatly missed and we wish her and her family well on this next chapter in their lives. -Alumni and Development Office


Erin Flater, along with student co-authors, G.E. Zacharakis-Jutz '11, B.G. Dumba '11 and I.A. White '08, published an article titled "Toward Easy and Reliable AFM Tip Shape Determination using Blind Tip Reconstruction" in the publication "Ultramicroscopy."

Kirk Larsen presented results of a summer research survey on the "Ball-nosed hopper at Spirit Knoll State Preserve" at the Iowa DNR State Preserves Advisory Board meeting and meeting of the Iowa Archeological Society held at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center in Sioux City Oct. 10-11.

Nancy Gates Madsen presented her paper, "Speaking for Itself? Jonathan Perel's El predio" at the Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literature in Madison, Wisconsin on Oct. 9. She also chaired the panel "Spaces of Dictatorship in the Southern Cone: Prisons, Museums, Magazines and Exile."

Gregory Peterson played a recital at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City, Iowa on Oct. 5 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the church's Reuter Pipe Organ.

Storm Bailey presented a paper, "Augustine in the Liberal Classroom: Authority, Power, Freedom and Truth," at the first Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition conference at Samford University: Augustine Across the Curriculum on Oct. 4.

Lauren Anderson delivered the paper, "The Female Du Bois? Marion Cuthbert on Interracialism," on Sept. 25 to the 99th annual conference for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She shared the panel with Keona Ervin, a former Luther professor.

Brian Caton published the following articles: "The Imperial Ambition of Science and its Discontents: Animal Breeding in Nineteenth-Century Punjab" in "Shifting Ground: People, Animals and Mobility in India's Environmental History" and "Teaching South Asia beyond Colonial Boundaries" in "Teaching Modern Asian History: Themes and Sources." Brian also presented "The Military and the Formalization of Veterinary Knowledge in the Transition to Colonial Rule in Northern India" to the 41st International Congress of the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine.

Michelle Williams Dynes, Luther alumna, spent several weeks volunteering in Sierra Leone recently helping with the Ebola breakout. She works as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dynes did an interview with StoryCorps to talk about her experiences.

Kent Lee recently completed a textbook "Foundations of Programming Languages" which will be published by Springer early next year. The textbook employs a newly created framework for teaching Programming Languages. Kent will also present a paper at the 2015 meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education on this same framework. The paper is titled, "A Framework for Teaching Programming Languages." Lee recently published a second edition of his textbook, "Python Programming Fundamentals" published by Springer. The second edition will be available in early 2015.

Steve Hubbard and Kent Lee recently completed a text "Data Structures and Algorithms with Python" which will be published early next year. The textbook includes material taught in both the introductory level and advanced data structures and algorithms courses and is the culmination of a three year collaboration between Kent and Steve.

Richard Cole presented a paper Oct. 17 in a session of the Sixteenth Century Society Conference's annual meeting held in New Oreleans, LA.  He presented his paper "Johann Eberlin von Gunzburg's Humanism, Theology and Rhetoric of Peace in his 1526 pamphlet 'A True Admonition to the Christians in the Mark of Burgau'" during the "Fictional and Clairvoyant Voices innthe Early German Reformation" session. The session, honoring Eberlin, was chaired by Gary Waite, University of New Brunswick, Canada.

Luther awarded $100,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant

Luther has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a series of academic offerings that will provide students and faculty with greater opportunities for collaborative research in the humanities and a deeper understanding of the liberal arts curriculum. "Receiving a grant from the Mellon Foundation is a significant honor for Luther College," said President Paula Carlson. "This project will further enhance opportunities for Luther students to develop the close intellectual relationships with faculty central to a residential liberal arts college and gain deeper appreciation for the meaning and value of liberal arts study."

Thank you

Congratulations to Kathy Euans and Mary Lou Mohr as recent winners of home fire extinguishers. Both ladies stopped to try the extinguisher simulator during Fire Prevention Week and entered the drawings. Thanks to the more than 100 folks that stopped by to learn how to use a fire extinguisher.


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>.

Dancers wanted: The Western Home String Band is hosting a Family Dance on Sunday, October 26th from 2-3:30 pm. The dance will be held at the UCC Church Fellowship Hall, 209 W. Broadway, Decorah. This family dance is led by Sue Hulsether, music teacher and dance leader. She will guide participants in fun and engaging folk dances that are easy to learn and follow. All ages are encouraged to come for a fun and active way for kids and adults to dance together. Beginners welcome. Cost is $4 per person or $10 per family. For more information, please contact Rachel Sandhorst at <sandra01>.

For sale: Antique buffet, needs refinishing. Call Mary, 382-2884, for more info.

For sale: Three bedroom, two bath home. Located near the college in beautiful setting. All appliances. Two-car garage. New roof. Available now. For information, contact Dean, 387-0242.

Garage sale: 1685 Sawgrass Road in Woodland Acres in Freeport from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Baby clothes and toys, toddler bed frame, DVD's, books, and adult clothes, coats, and shoes.Contact Renae with quuestions, <hartre01>.

For sale: Fridgaire air conditioner. Purchased from Rockwell Collins in the spring for $625. Used a handful of times this summer to cool a fitness studio. Cooled a 1,300 sq ft space very well. Asking $500 or best offer, <schoru01>.

For sale: The Legends Center is selling three pieces of weight training equipment. Package deal, equipment will not be sold individually. $450 minimum bid. The three Hammer Strength pieces include Standing/Seated Shrug, Iso-Lateral Decline Press, and Iso-Lateral Behind the Neck Press. Contact Cam Schuknecht, <schuca04> or 387-1360, to place a bid.

Free: Upright piano that deserves to be played more. I haven't been playing it. If you haul it, it's yours! Call 380-8784.


And finally...

October is breast cancer awareness month. With 1 in 8 women facing diagnosis, most people know someone close to them who has struggled with this awful disease. Take a moment to share some inspiration with a survivor or remember those have have gone before and left their inspiration with us.

"Cancer is not a death sentence, it's a life sentence; it pushes one to live." -Marcia Smith