Tuesday, Nov. 4

TUESDAY 11/4/14

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College Ministries 'Year of Listening'

Thank you to everyone who participated in the College Ministries Year of Listening sessions Oct. 23-24. Comments will be reported in the aggregate only, without any individual identifying features, and shared with President Carlson, the pastors, our external consultant and the Listening and Visioning Group consisting of faculty, staff, students and an area pastor who have been appointed to provide additional guidance and input.

Final listening sessions will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Mott room for students at 9:40 a.m. and for faculty and staff at 2:30 p.m. Sign up here to attend.

In addition, a survey will be sent to a random sampling of students next week. Faculty and staff unable to attend a listening session are encouraged to share their thoughts using this form.


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.

Alumni profiles on Outcomes website

Interested in learning what some of Luther's recent graduates are doing? Check out the new Alumni profiles on the Outcomes website. Learn about what recent alumni studied at Luther, how their careers have evolved, what advice they have for current students and how Luther connections may have helped them along the way. Know a recent graduate from the last five years we could consider for an alumni profile? Please contact Kristin Bjerke, <bjerkr01>.

D.E.A.L. - Diet and Exercise Affect Lifestyle.

DEAL will be November's Wellness main program. DEAL is similar to Yahtzee but incorporates physical activity. Its purpose is to show that being healthy in today's world is not a challenge. In fact, it is quite easy and will leave a great feeling afterward. Groups of three are needed in order to participate. The three groups with the highest points will get prizes. To learn more about DEAL read the posters around campus, check out the wellness website or email Chelsi Booth at <bootch01>.

Flu shot announcements

There will be an additional flu clinic from 2:15-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Regents Center Room 221. Students may apply the charge to their accounts. Staff/faculty and significant others should pay at time of service. Cost is $25 for shot, $30 for mist.

Flu vaccines are available at Health Service, 1:15-4:15 p.m Mondays and 8:15-11:45 a.m. Fridays. Walk-ins are welcomed. Vaccination is available while supplies last. If these times do not work, call Health Service, 387-1045, to schedule.

Massage therapist available in Health Services

Health Services would like to remind faculty, staff and students that there is a massage therapist available in Health Services Monday-Friday. Please call Health Service, 387-1045, to schedule an appointment. Cost is $50/hour for students and $60/hour for staff and faculty.

New archive hours for walk-ins

The Archives will be open to walk-in patrons from 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. During this time, Dalton Little will act as the Archives Public Services Assistant and will be available to assist patrons during the open research hours. Research inquiries, appointment requests and related questions can be directed to <archives> or 387-1805.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Worried that you might develop diabetes? One in 12 Americans, more than 25 million people, have diabetes. Another 79 million have pre-diabetes, making it a leading cause of disability and death in the United States. This November, take steps to reduce your risks. Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented or delayed by losing a small amount of weight and being more active. This November, find ways to move more every day. Take a brisk walk on the trail, swim during an open swim time, bike or attend Zumba classes. Learn more about steps to prevent diabetes at this website. This tip is sponsored by the Wellness Department.

Reminder from facilities

If taking a college fleet vehicle and leaving a personal vehicle in the parking lot, please ask for a parking permit in the Facilities Services office. Park personal vehicles in the fleet line and then hang the parking permit from the rear-view mirror of the personal vehicle.

November staff meetings

The November staff meeting will include a presentation on campus communication and a presentation on logo usage and licensing. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.

Advent calendars available

The Book Shop is selling advent calendars with chocolate behind every window. Hurry in. Priced at $2.99, they will go fast.


Upcoming events

Nov. 5:  Lecture, Donna Red Wing, 6:30 p.m., in Olin Building Room 102

Nov. 6: Center Stage Series, Anonymous 4, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Nov. 7: Dorian Keyboard Festival, Guest Recital, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 8:

  • Dorian Keyboard Festival, Recitals, 4:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall and Choir Room
  • Dorian Keyboard Festival, Finalist Recital, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall
  • SAC Performance, General B and the Wiz and The OK Factor, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's

Nov. 9:

  • Dorian Keyboard Festival, Master Class Performance, noon, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall
  • Luther Ensemble Performance, Concert Band, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Nov. 10:

  • Faculty Artist Series, Art Song Jamboree, 5:15 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall
  • Group Recital, Music 273 Registered Chamber Group Recital, 9 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 11: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, Nick Gomersall, "Adam Smith and the Wizard of Oz, or, The Invisible Hand Behind the Curtain,"7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Home sporting events this week

Nov. 7: Women's and men's cross country , 3:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Nov. 8: Wrestling vs. Inter-squad/Alumni, 2:30 p.m.

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

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Nov. 5: Fr. Phil Gibbs, Collegiate Chorale

Friday, Nov. 7: Marissa Dienst, Senior Chapel

Monday, Nov. 10: Weston Noble, Veterans Day Chapel, Cantorei

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

Art exhibit: Susan Chrysler White Oct. 24-Dec. 12

Recently awarded the Collegiate Scholar ranking at the University of Iowa, School of Art, recognizing newly promoted faculty members who excel in both teaching and creative work, Susan Chrysler White, professor of painting at the University of Iowa, will feature her new paintings in an exhibit titled "Flash Point" in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus Oct. 24–Dec. 12.

Change project poster presentations Nov. 4 and 11

Launching Luther Leaders Class of 2015 invites you to our First Annual Change Project Poster Presentations, Tuesday, Nov. 4 and 11 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Williams Lounge in the Union. Bring colleagues, friends and questions for the Leaders.

Donna Red Wing to speak at Luther College Nov. 5

Donna Red Wing was the first recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Faith and Freedom. In contrast, the Christian Coalition called her "the most dangerous woman in America" during the Dean campaign. Luther College welcomes Red Wing to campus as she speaks to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender equality in the Midwest. The lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Olin 102.

Student recitals

Miranda Honzel '16, from Machesney Park, Illinois, will perform a bassoon recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Connor Jones '15, from Chatham, Illinois, will perform a trombone recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

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.

Make your own stock cooking class

Tired of buying expensive, over-salted, boxed stock for soups? Why not learn to make your own? Join Johanna Bergan on Thursday, Nov. 6 during shadow block to learn how to make homemade stock that will add flavor and flair to any soup. Please pre-register online. Class will be held in Valders 379.

Center Stage Series: 'Anonymous 4' at Luther College Nov. 6

Anonymous 4, covering everything from medieval music to contemporary classical, will perform as part of Luther College's Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The quartet will perform their program "Grace and Glory: Sacred Song from Medieval France and Early America," featuring French motets and their program American shape-not tunes, gospel songs and folk hymns from the 18th-20th centuries.

57th annual Dorian Keyboard Festival Nov. 7-9

Luther will host the 57th annual Dorian Keyboard Festival Nov. 7-9. Middle and high school piano and organ students, from approximately 30 private studios, come to campus for a chance to experience Luther, work one-on-one with music faculty and perform in public recitals.

SAC Spotlight: The OK Factor and General B and The Wiz Nov. 8

SAC Spotlight Committee welcomes two Luther alumni bands, The OK Factor and General B and The Wiz, home for a 7:30 p.m. concert Saturday, Nov. 8, in Marty's Café. Tickets for this event are $5 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.eduor via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or <tickets>.

Nordmanns-Forbundet/Norwegians Worldwide/Norse Federation

Laurie Iudin-Nelson will speak on "Peace and Reconciliation Dialog in Norway and the Balkans" at the Norse Federation meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Preus Library's Hovde Room. Her talk details her recent January Term course bringing Luther students to these areas in an education/dialog/reconciliation project. The meeting is open to the public with no charge for admission. Refreshments will be served.

Luther Concert Band to present concert Nov. 9

The Luther College Concert Band will perform a Veteran's Day concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. All veterans are encouraged to attend. The concert will also be streamed live at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/lutheradmin/.

Veterans Day Chapel Nov. 10

Join the community for Veterans Day Chapel Monday, Nov. 10, 10:30-10:50 a.m. in the CFL Main Hall. Weston Noble, Professor Emeritus of Music, will share reflections on scripture and his experience as a World War II veteran. Cantorei, directed by Linda Martin, will offer music. Please contact the College Ministries Office, 387-1040 or <ministry>, to provide names of Luther students, faculty or staff who are currently serving in the military so that they may be included in chapel prayers.

Art Song Jamboree Nov. 10

The first Song Jam of the 2014-15 Art Song Jamboree series will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the Recital Hall of the CFL. The Art Song Jamboree concerts are open to the public with no charge for admission. The Art Song Jamboree series is dedicated to the exploration of art song written by women composers of all eras and nationalities, and in all musical styles and languages. Jessica Paul is the creator and lead advocate of the series that offers two performances throughout the academic year.

Student chamber groups to present recital Nov. 10

A recital, featuring select student chamber groups, will perform a recital at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall. The chamber groups, selected the week preceding the recital, are determined via an application process. The recital of selected groups is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther to offer Preview Day Nov. 10

Luther College will host a Preview Day Monday, Nov. 10, giving prospective students the opportunity to experience the quality of life on campus, discover the academic excellence of Luther students, and explore what life at Luther is really like. Prospective students are welcome to invite family members along for the visit. Come learn about Luther's campus with a student-led tour and see the best places to study, eat and play.

Children's bargain book blowout Nov. 10

The Luther Book Shop will hold a children's bargain book sale beginning Monday, Nov. 10, offering hundreds of titles. No books will be priced over $5.99. A great selection is offered which includes holiday titles. The sale continues while supplies last.

'Reclaim Your Holidays' Nov. 10 and 13

Reclaim Your Holidays this year by building celebrations around what is meaningful, memorable and refreshing. Rediscover the joy, peace and beauty of the holiday season. Join one of the CSC workshops for practical tips and inspiration on rethinking and greening holiday gift-giving, decorating, food and finances. The workshops will be held in Valders 379 from 12-1 p.m. Nov. 10 and 9:45-10:45 a.m. Nov. 13. Pre-register here or contact Emily, <nealem01> or 387-2138.

'Adam Smith and the Wizard of Oz, or: The Invisible Hand Behind the Curtain'

Luther College aims to prepare students to "serve with distinction for the common good." What, though, if people have different ideas about how the common good is to be achieved? Do we need central planning to coordinate everyone's efforts? Nick Gomersall, associate professor of economics at Luther College, will discuss this influential idea at at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Recital Hall of the CFL.

Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble Concert Nov. 12

The Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble will present a fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Main Hall of the CFL. Varsity Band and the Wind and Percussion Ensemble are directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, Luther associate professor of music and director of bands. Varsity Band will perform "Suite on Celtic Folk Songs" by Tomohiro Tatebe, "Appalachian Overture" by James Barnes, "Prelude and Celebration" by James Curnow and "Beguine for Band" by Glenn Osser.

SAC Fall Fest Nov. 13

As the weather gets colder, the Luther community is invited to warm up indoors at Luther College's Student Activities Council Fall Fest at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Marty's located in the Dahl-Centennial Union on campus. The night will feature the many talents of Luther's student performers, with groups such as Orchesis, Beautiful Mess, and Vera Bang and the Bad Pornstars performing. Hot cider and cookies will be available to all who attend. 

Creative Arts Preview Day Nov. 14

Luther College will host a Creative Arts Preview Day Friday, Nov. 14, giving students the unique opportunity to explore the creative arts at Luther. This day gives students the chance to experience the quality of life on campus, discover the academic excellence of Luther students, and explore what life at Luther is really like. Prospective students are welcome to invite family members along for the visit. To register go to www.luther.edu/admissions/visit.

SAC Spotlight presents Jeremy Messersmith Nov. 15

Mixing buoyant and effortlessly catchy upbeat melodies, with much darker lyrical themes. Jeremy Messersmith will perform his original melancholy indie pop at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in Marty's Café. Messersmith explained, "I generally like to balance out the bitter and the sweet in my songs. The happier something is musically, the darker it can be lyrically, you can kind of sneak it in there and that's a little more appealing to me." Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or <boxoffice>.

Luther College student chamber groups to present recital Nov. 17

A recital, featuring select student chamber groups, will perform a recital at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The chamber groups, selected the week preceding the recital, are determined via an application process. The recital of selected groups is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'In the Next Room' by Sarah Ruhl

The Visual and Performing Art department presents "In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)" by Sarah Ruhl. The performances will be held in the Jewell Theatre. Due to adult themes and content, only mature audiences are encouraged to attend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

Spanish Talent Show

The Spanish Talent Show will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Marty’s. Come for music, dancing, fun and prizes. Free admission. For more information or to participate contact Anna De Santis, <desafr01>.

Luther College Brass Ensembles to perform concert Nov. 19

Luther College's Brass Ensembles will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the CFL Main Hall on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert includes performances by Luther's Mass Brass Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Choir, Trombone Choir and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. 

Lunch hour yoga: correction on times - class is Monday and Thursday

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. 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].


Birthday and anniversary celebrations this week

Nov. 4: Joyce Becker, Doug Craft, Maggie Britton, Emily Mineart, Kimberly Stocks

Nov. 5: Mary Gallant

Nov. 6: Nick Preus, Cindy Leonhart, Joe Breitenstein, Mary Teslow, Adam Ptacek, Laura Bouska, Carsten Earl

Nov. 7: Nancy Gates Madsen, Ann Pitz, Anna De Santis

Nov. 8: Mark Faldet, Carol Johnston

Nov. 9: Lauren Anderson, Bruce Arendt (5-year anniversary)

Nov. 10: Beth Ray Westlund

Job openings

Reunion giving officer-internal candidates: 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.

Administrative assistant, Facilities Services: Full-time administrative assistant to provide support to the Facilities Services Department. Responsibilities include performing a wide range of clerical, receptionist and office support duties as well as assisting in administering the college fleet vehicle system. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma and substantial work-related experience, a valid driver's license, strong communication skills, and a high level of computer expertise.

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


Lindsey Row-Heyveld wrote an article titled "Disability and Masculine Commerce in 'The Fair Maid of the Exchange'" that was been published in the 2013 issue of "Allegorica: Traditions and Influences in Medieval and Early Modern Studies." She was also a featured scholar on a recent episode of the Folger Shakespeare Library's Shakespeare Unlimited podcast series. The episode, which includes her discussion of 21st-century responses to "Romeo and Juliet," can be heard here.

Kate Narveson presented her paper, "Resting assured in the practice of piety," at the biennial Reformation Studies Colloquium held in September at Cambridge. An expanded article on the topic will be published in a collection of essays on puritanism and emotion forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. Narveson also presented a paper, "The problem of peace in Herbert's 'Assurance' sequence," at the triennial conference of the international George Herbert Society, held this October at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Robert Christman gave a plenary session address titled "Martin Luther and the History of the Reformation’s First Executions" at the third annual conference on Lutheranism and the Classics in Ft. Wayne, Indiana on Oct. 3. On Oct. 17, Christman presented another paper titled "The Blessed Virgin Mary's Role in the Reformation's First Executions" at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, LA. On Oct. 18, he presented a paper titled "Faith in God or Faith in the Institution of the Church: a Recurrent Conflict" at the fall meeting of the Protestant Conference of pastors in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Robert Shedinger presented the lecture "muslim or Muslim" at a private house party in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct. 25.

Holly Moore presented her paper "Socrates' Aporia and the Critical Turn of Republic I" at the annual meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy held at Fordham University on Oct. 24.

Maren Johnson and Marv Slind attended the Norway Seminar, Oct. 16-18, at the University of Washington, Seattle. The annual seminar, which is sponsored by the Norwegian government and conducted in Norwegian, focuses on contemporary Norwegian culture and society. The topic of this year's seminar was the Arctic and its impact on contemporary Norway.

Diane Scholl's poem "Leaven" appeared in the summer 2014 issue of "Sow's Ear Poetry Review."


For rent: Two-three bedroom home for rent located in the "flats" of Decorah. Hardwood floors, main level laundry, two baths, appliances furnished including dishwasher. Forced air heat and central air. Large screened in porch, two-car garage. No pets and no smoking. $900 month. Email Tade, [email protected], for a rental application.

For rent: Two-story Victorian home for rent. Two bedrooms and one and half baths. Beautifully furnished, including formal dining room, pantry and utility room or office. Second semester rental, available to faculty or staff as a sublet. $650/month including heat and water. Available beginning December or January. No smoking and no pets. Call Claudia, (515) 669-5629.

For sale: A beautiful 2010 HD xl1200c Sportster is looking for a new home. Purchased new in 2012, it is hardly broken in with 5,044 miles. Its 5,000 mile service was recently completed by Harley Davidson in Waukon. I will include a windshield and passenger backrest/luggage rack. $8,300. Contact Ben, <bmw>, for inquiries.

For sale: 1975 Honda CB125. It is currently disassembled to install new rubber boots over the front fork. Has not been ridden since the fuel tank and side covers were professional re-painted. All chrome is pit free and looks excellent. $1,600. Contact Ben, <bmw>, for inquiries.

For sale: 2005 Honda Civic Hybrid.Variable Gear Automatic, 4-Cyl VTEC 1.3 Liter, 131,968 miles. Some hail damage, power locks and windows, A/C, 39 MPG city and 43 MPG highway, AM/FM stereo and CD player. Minimum bid of $3,450. Contact Chris Johnson, <johnch07> or 387-1010, for more information. The car is viewable in the Luther College facilities parking lot.

For rent: Desirable three-bedroom two-bath home in secluded setting near college. Beautiful condition. Two fireplaces. All appliances. Two-car garage.  Available now. For more information call Dean, 387-0242.

Wanted: Female hockey players. Break out that dusty ice hockey gear! Recruiting students/staff interested in forming a women's team to compete in the Iowa games, Feb. 7-8 in Cedar Rapids. All experience levels and ages welcome. Full equipment, including mouth guard, required. Cost depends on number of players. Questions? Concerns? Interested? Email Debi Hansberry at <bollde01> and indicate preferred position and highest level played.

For sale: Toro 521 two-stage snow blower. Used very little. Runs great. Has cab. $400 or best offer. Leave a message with Nancy, 382-2440.

For sale: PlayStation. Like new and perfect working condition. Includes console, controller and original accessories, cables, manuals and box. Asking $325. Contact Travis Huinker, 387-1417 or <huintr01>.


And finally...

Nov. 3-7 is "Give Wildlife A Brake! Week" due to the earlier sunset caused by the end of Daylight Savings Time. Here are a few tips from the Humane Society of the United States for avoiding critters on the road.

  1. Follow speed limits. Many animals are hit simply because people drive too fast to avoid them.
  2. Watch for wildlife in and near the road at dawn, dusk and in the first few hours after darkness.
  3. Be especially cautious on two-lane roads bordered by woods or fields or where streams cross under roads.
  4. Scan the road as you drive, watching the edges for wildlife about to cross.
  5. Don’t throw trash out car windows. Discarded food creates a hazard by attracting wildlife to roads. 
  6. Use your high beams whenever possible.
  7. Lower your dashboard lights slightly. You'll be more likely to see your headlights reflected in the eyes of animals in time to brake.