Tuesday, Nov. 25

TUESDAY 11/25/14

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Campus closing early Nov. 26

We are pleased to announce that offices can close early and staff are permitted to leave work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. Most non-exempt employees scheduled to work eight hours on Wednesday will work six hours and receive two hours of additional pay. Those employees who will have already worked their shift by 3 p.m. or those who must work their full shift because of the nature of their position will be given the option of taking two hours of paid time off on a different day. If there are any questions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Human Resources.

Tuesday reminder

A reminder that the most recent version of the Tuesday is always available online. Additions are sometimes added to the online version in an attempt to reduce the numbers of emails that are sent each week. Additions will only rarely be sent via email.


Thanksgiving break hours

Wednesday, Nov. 26: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28:
Saturday, Nov. 29: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Legends Center
Tuesday, Nov. 25: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 6–9 a.m. and 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28
: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30: 5–8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 27-29
: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 30: 6p.m.-midnight

Tuesday, Nov. 25: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28
: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Store
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 27-30
: Closed

Welcome Center
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27
-28: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 27-30
: Closed

Marty's/Nordic Brew/C-Store
Tuesday, Nov. 25: Closes at 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 26-30: Closed

Wednesday, Nov. 26: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 27-30
: Closed

Tuesday, Nov. 25: Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26:

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

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29:

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

Sunday, Nov. 30:

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

LIS tip of the month

Resist phishing emails. Watch for these clues that a message could be a scam: poor grammar and punctuation, a sense of urgency and asking recipients to click on a link or provide personal information. If unsure about a message, contact the Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000. For more information and tips, visit the Technology Helpdesk Website.

Reminder about flying for college-related business

A friendly reminder to those that will be flying on college-related business: please fill out the ACUPCC form when traveling by airplane. This form can be found on the Financial Services web page.

Call for contributors

A group of Decorah residents, including folks who work here on campus and some who work in town, are beginning to plan and promote a series of activities, including talks, book readings and panels, to occur this spring. The activities are related to some of the issues raised in Colin Gordon's latest book "The Decline of the American City." The name of the group is "Don't Shoot: The Perils and Promises of Privilege." If interested in contributing to the planning discussion, please contact Sheila Radford-Hill, <radfsh01> or 387-1014, at the Diversity Center.

Bike Tags

In an attempt to rid the campus of abandoned bikes from bike racks on campus Campus Safety and Security is asking members of the Luther community to tag their bike if they plan on using it during the winter months. Bike tags can be obtained from the Welcome Desk. Tags must be put on bikes that will be using the bike racks on campus during the winter months. The tag this year is bright red. Orange tags from last year will not suffice. Bikes will need a red tag. All bikes that do not have a red tag will be removed during winter break. Luther is not responsible for replacing locks or cables that may need to be cut for removal of bikes. This is an attempt to remove all abandoned bikes on campus to clear space on the bikes racks.

Updated process for credit card and PayPal payments using reason forms

In order to streamline the process for creating and updating Reason CMS forms to accept credit card and PayPal payments through the website, the Office for Financial Services has updated the e-commerce policy and application form. Please review the updated process on the new Credit Card and PayPal Payments Using Reason Forms page.

Promoting random acts of kindness

Luther College Wellness, Counseling Service and Residence Life departments believe in the power of kindness. Please join us in bringing even more compassion to our community. Check out the Random Acts of Kindness bulletin board in the basement of the Union for inspiration.

Book signings during Christmas at Luther

The Luther College Book Shop will host book signing sessions from 1–4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, as part of Luther's Christmas at Luther weekend. David Weiss, former Luther religion faculty; Joan Hernandez Lindeman, Luther class of 2002; and Bradley Hanson, Luther professor emeritus; will sign copies of their books at Luther's Book Shop located in the Union. The events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Yerba Mate tea at C-Store

The C-Store now carries five flavors of Yerba Mate all-natural tea. No artificial sweeteners, no HFCS, and gluten free. Stop in and get it today.

Drive safely this season

As we approach the holidays, now is a good time to prepare for the winter driving season. Snow, ice and windy conditions can create hazardous driving conditions, but we can all take some common sense steps to lower our risk. First and foremost, slow down and drive according to conditions. Remember the speed limits are designed for ideal road conditions. Here are some other suggestions from Campus Safety and Security to make travels safer.

  1. Tires should be properly inflated and replaced when worn.
  2. Keep windshields clean and wear sunglasses to reduce glare and increase visibility.
  3. Carry emergency gear in the vehicle while traveling including, warm clothes and boots, a flashlight, shovel, water, high energy snacks, sand or kitty litter, and other emergency items.
  4. Keep you cell phone charged and carry a car charger and or a portable charger.
  5. Before driving in inclement weather call 511 to check road conditions and follow recommendations for travel.
  6. Let someone know your planned travel route and estimated time of arrival.

Something interesting? Let us know

Working on a new project? Completing interesting research? Writing a book? Getting a work published? How about a student doing something out of the ordinary or interesting? Please send the Campus News office this kind of information. We will make sure to review it and get it to the appropriate media channels, whether that's on campus, alumni, local, regional or national media. Information and tips can be sent directly to Julie Shockey, <julie>. Thank you for your help in getting the word out about the awesome and amazing things Luther folks do.

Finals Prep Week reminder

A campus programming reminder to all that Tuesday-Sunday, Dec. 9-14 is considered finals prep week and is intended to provide additional space for students to prepare for tests, papers and finals. These six days are set aside for academic preparation for finals and Luther does not schedule public events during this time, including student-led events. Exceptions include only athletic events, social gatherings, Christmas in the Union and Kwanzaa.

Wellness news and announcements

It is National Quit Smoking Month. Did you know that two weeks to three months after quitting smoking, circulation improves and lung function increases? After one year of quitting, ex-smokers cut their excess risk of coronary heart disease in half. Today would be a great day to kick the habit.

Did you know that thankfulness can dramatically improve spiritual and physical health, and it may even keep people from having a heart attack? Try a random act of kindness this week in thankfulness.

D.E.A.L. is almost over. All cards should be turned in by Wednesday, Dec. 3 to Vicky Jaeger's office, 102 Union.

December's new activity is Stress Bingo. Take the month to treat yourself to stress relieving activities. Everyone that completes the card will receive a prize.

Wellness checks are due by the end of December. Login to BenefitFusion take the health risk assessment and remember to also fill out the wellness check form. Two years ago we found out that 95% of the Luther employees have a sense of hopefulness and a positive view of the future. Thirty seven percent of the employees have a low stress level, while only 6 percent reported a high/very high stress level.


Home sporting events this week

Nov. 25: Wrestling vs. UW LaCrosse, 7 p.m.

Nov. 29: Women's basketball vs. UW River Falls, 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, Nov. 26: No chapel (Thanksgiving break)

Friday, Nov. 28: No chapel (Thanksgiving break)

Monday, Dec. 1: Greg Jesson

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

New date: 'Reclaim Your Holidays' Dec. 1st

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 this workshop for practical tips and inspiration on rethinking and greening holiday gift-giving, decorating, food and finances. The workshop takes place from 12-1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. Pre-register here or contact Emily, <nealem01> or 387-2138.

'And on Earth, Peace' Tickets still available for Christmas at Luther performances

This year's Christmas at Luther performance, "And on Earth, Peace," acknowledges the hope for peace on Earth through breathtaking music in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. Tickets are available for the Thursday, Dec. 4, performance at 5:45 p.m. and the Friday, Dec. 5, performance at 9:15 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or <boxoffice>.

Christmas at Luther 2014: 'And on Earth, Peace' album available on Dec. 18

Luther College Recordings is proud to announce the newest album from the Luther College Music Department, "Christmas at Luther 2014: And on Earth, Peace." The annual installment of the Christmas at Luther soundtracks is available now as pre-order through the Luther College Book Shop at www.lutherbookshop.com or by phone (888) 521-5039. The album will be available in store and shipped out for pre-orders on Dec. 18.


Birthday and anniversary celebrations this week

Nov. 26: Vikki Barness, Lisa Chensvold Curtis Raddatz

Nov. 27: Erik Stoen, Kim Powell, Renae Hartl

Nov. 28: Jacqueline Wilkie

Nov. 29: Chris Thompson, Brookhart Shields, Jennifer Rian

Nov. 30: Julie Strom, Elaine Bossard

Dec. 1: Andrew Last

Dec. 2: Judy Hageman, Linda Jennings, Kathy Riley

Job opening

Associate director of Human Resources - internal candidates: Luther College seeks an associate director of Human Resources responsible for all aspects of HR compliance. As Title IX Coordinator, this person will coordinate the college Title IX program, directing the development and implementation of Luther's Title IX compliance efforts. The associate director will manage Equal Employment Opportunity, Family Medical Leave, Worker's Compensation and other related compliance programs. Additional responsibilities include developing and enhancing policies and procedures, interpreting laws and regulations, designing and implementing employee development programs, and assisting the director of Human Resources. To view the complete job description and apply for this position, internal candidates are invited to go to the employment website.

Guest House manager/caretaker: Will provide general management to the college-owned guest house. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: receive and respond to all departmental reservation requests, welcome and host guests, manage all departmental charges, maintain the cleanliness of the house and property, and purchase guest house supplies and reconcile receipts. Caretaker will reside at the Guest House and be available to work from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., seven days a week for room changeover. Other work is performed outside of those hours as needed. High school diploma or equivalent and valid driver license is required.

To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at:https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


To Joe Breitenstein on the Nov. 14 death of his father, James Breitenstein, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.


Joe Thompson has announced he will retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year after a 20-year career at the college. During his tenure, Luther's men's and women's teams have experienced considerable success at the conference, regional and national levels. The Norse have captured a combined 80 Iowa Conference championships and have consistently competed for the Iowa Conference All-Sports Championship trophy. The past 13 years, Luther has finished third twice, second nine times, and won the trophy in 2010-11 and 2011-12.


Loren Toussaint, Samantha McAllister '12, Mary Whipple '09, and Ann Vincent, M.D. (Mayo Clinic) recently published research titled, "Intra- and Inter-Patient Symptom Variability in Fibromyalgia: Results of a 90-Day Assessment" in the peer-reviewed, scientific journal "Musculoskeletal Care." The paper is indexed in PubMed. The study utilizes methodology that allows for a better understanding of the symptom volatility that is experienced on a daily basis by patients with fibromyalgia.

Jill Wilson presented two sessions, "Music Education: The Next Generation" and "Paying It Forward - Preparing the Tomorrow's Music Educators," with colleagues from UNI, Iowa State and Drake University at the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference in Ames. She has been asked to serve on the editorial board for research in the organization's publication.

Andrew Ellingsen presented "A New Model for Practicum Experiences: What's Working at Luther College" and "Singing Games Throughout the Year" at the Iowa Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference.


For sale: Contratopia's new CD, "Riff City," featuring John Goodin and former Luther employee, fiddler Erik Sessions. All instrumental, mostly original reels and jigs, a swing tune and two waltzes, featuring fiddle, mandolin, piano, English concertina, oboe, banjo, guitar and percussion. $15 each. Please contact John, <goodinjo>, if interested.

For sale: Four sets of cross country skis in both youth and adult sizes. Sets include skis, poles and boots. Asking $250 for all four sets, or best offer. Like new condition. Call George, 379-4648.

Wanted: Support for Tabita Green's Kickstarter campaign for her forthcoming non-fiction book, "Her Lost Year." Funds raised will help cover copy editing, layout, cover design and the first print run. The release date for "Her Lost Year" is July 14, 2015. No contribution is too small; rewards start at $10. Share and support the campaign by visiting this website. Campaign ends Dec. 11.

Wanted: Video footage of the 2008 Decorah flood. Did you happen to capture video of the 2008 Decorah flood? The developers of the Spring 2015 Theatre-Dance performance 'Body of Water' are seeking flood footage for inclusion in this multi-media dance performance. Please contact Ian Carstens <carsia01>, Jane Hawley <hawleyja>, or Jodi Enos-Berlage <enosbejo> if you have something to share. Thanks!

Wanted: Pet sitter for Thanksgiving. We are looking for a pet sitter to care for our dog in our home Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, through Saturday morning, Nov. 29. Red needs two walks per day, once in the morning and once in the evening, food and a little playtime. The time commitment is minimal. We will provide compensation. Please email Bobby Vrtis <vrtiro01> for more information.

Please return: On Tuesday, Nov. 11, two bracelets were left in the Dance Studio after Vicky Jaeger's toning class. When the student returned for them, only one remained. The missing bracelet is a gold tennis bracelet with small diamonds. This piece has great sentimental value and cannot be replaced. If found, please contact Vicky Jaeger, Union 104, <jaegervi>. No questions asked. Reward offered.

For sale: Frigidaire high efficiency top load washer and Frigidaire high efficiency electric dryer - a matching set. Asking $700 for the pair or best offer. This set is only one year old. If interested, contact Jake, <dyerja01>.

To give away: A few ribbons that would fit an IBM WheelWriter 3/5 typewriter. They are Lexmark 1337765 Easystrike Lift Off tape cassettes. If you could use them please contact Patty, 387-1406. I will deliver them to you.

Wanted: TaeKwonDo gear. My son is in TKD and needs the following ATA gear: feet protectors in red, size 11; helmet in red, size XL; gloves in red, size adult medium; chest protector in black, size child large. Gloves and feet protectors must be vinyl style, not foam. If you have any of this gear that you no longer use and would be willing to part with for a decent price, please contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865.

For sale: Brass day bed that measures 80x38. This bed includes two mattresses that can be made into a full size bed. $75 or best offer, you haul. If interested, please contact Mary, <weisma02>, and I can send photos.

For sale: Nativity Scene that is a numbered collectible. Come and take a look at the beautiful nativity scene the Book Shop has for sale. It is a "Heaven and Nature Sings" numbered collectible from Midwest of Cannon Falls. This nativity is a Millennium Edition that is truly a work of art. It is inspired by classical paintings, sculptures and frescoes of Europe. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity. The retail price for this particular nativity scene is $2,000, but the Book Shop is going to sell it for a discounted price of $500. Stop in to see this beautiful set!

For rent: Beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath home available to a good tenant! Very nice property near the college. Excellent location and secluded setting in the trees. Two fireplaces. All appliances including washer/dryer. Two-car garage. For more information, call Dean, 387-0242.


And finally...

Thursday, Nov. 27, is a day full of food, family, friends, traditions and stories. This year, consider partaking in the National Day of Listening in conjunction with Thanksgiving festivities. Started by StoryCorps in 2008, the day provides an opportunity to record an interview with a loved one. Go to StoryCorps DIY interview page for instructions, tips and more information on how to record a loved one's story. For some examples, check out NPR's page dedicated to meaningful conversation.

Happy Thanksgiving and happy listening!