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Tenure and promotions
Congratulations to the following faculty members who were granted tenure by the Board of Regents at the Feb. 19-20 meeting: Maryna Bazylevych, Kate Elliott, Anne-Marine Feat, Holly Moore and Elizabeth Steding. Bazylevych, Elliott, Feat and Moore were also promoted to associate professor, as was Scott Hurley.
Congratulations to four faculty members promoted to full professor: Spencer Martin, Brad Miller, David Thompson and Loren Toussaint.
President Carlson's office hours
President Carlson invites Luther faculty and staff to stop by during her weekly office hours in the President's Office, Dahl Centennial Union 236. No appointment is necessary.
Thursday, March 3, 11 a.m.-noon
Friday, March 11, 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Coffee for Karen Martin-Schramm March 3
After nearly 20 years, Karen Martin-Schramm will conclude her service as executive assistant to the President March 3. During her time at Luther, Karen has worked with three presidents and two interim presidents. Faculty, staff and emeriti are invited to attend a coffee in Karen's honor from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 3, in Hammarskjold Lounge.
2016 Wellness Initiative
Employees that participate in Luther's health care plan will soon receive two sets of information regarding the 2016 wellness initiative. United Health Care mailed information about the clinical health risk assessment (CHRA) to home addresses. The Human Resources office hopes this will make it easier for spouses to participate in the CHRA. In addition, employees will receive letters and the reporting form through campus mail.
2015 Post-Graduation Activities Report
The 2015 Post-Graduation Activities Report is available online on the Career Center website. This report summarizes the first destination post-college activities of the Luther class of 2015. Data collection for this report took place from May 2015–Jan. 2016. The Career Center staff would like to thank the many faculty and staff who helped reach out to students, achieving a class response rate of 95.4 percent. Questions? Contact Brenda Ranum, <ranubr01>.
Funding still available from Lectures and Fine Arts Committee
The Lectures and Fine Arts Committee has funds remaining for the 2015-16 academic year. The committee invites applications to help fund events that will occur this spring. Full details and application are available online. Questions? Contact Kyle Fey, <feyky01>.
Luther receives $10,000 grant from Thrivent Financial Foundation
Thrivent Financial Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to Luther in support of Giving Day (#luthergives16), a one-day social media extravaganza designed to encourage giving back to the college. Set for March 10, #luthergives16 will use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to encourage alumni, parents and friends to give to the Luther College Annual Fund.
Nominate a graduating senior
The Luther Alumni Magazine profiles several graduating seniors each fall. Some of these students have been top scholars, others have done exceptional research or service projects while at Luther or have chosen to pursue a particularly interesting or challenging path after college. To help us identify 2016 class members to consider, please email recommendations and useful information, such as accomplishments/activities and post-graduation plans, to <magazine> by March 18. Thank you.
Admissions student ambassadors
Admissions is hiring student ambassadors for the summer and next year. These students will serve as office assistants and tour guides. Know a student who would do a great job of representing their Luther experience to prospective students? Encourage them to come to Admissions for more information or apply online. Student ambassadors must be sophomores, juniors or seniors during the 2016-17 academic year. Application deadline is noon Wednesday, March 2.
Chapel this week
Wednesday, March 2: Malcolm Nazareth, Interfaith Symposium
Friday, March 4: Brandon Peck '16 and Norsemen
Monday, March 7: Wanda Deifelt, International Women’s Day
Events this week
Tuesday, March 1: Campus conversation, Bryan Stevenson, 4:15 p.m., CRH; Farwell Distinguished Lecture, Bryan Stevenson, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, March 2: Interfaith worship services, 1-6 p.m., Qualley Lounge
Thursday, March 3: Career fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union; Interfaith panel discussion, 7 p.m., Valders 206; Workshop, Data Culture IV, Chad Zahrt, 7:30 p.m., Hovde Room
Friday, March 4: Recital, John Cord, trumpet, 7:30 p.m., NRH; Magic performance, Peter Boie, 7:30 p.m., Marty's; Oneota Film Festival, 4:30-11:30 p.m., various locations
Saturday, March 5: Oneota Film Festival, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., various locations; Ethnic Arts Festival, Country fair, 1-4 p.m., Williams Lounge; Taste of the World reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room; Global entertainment, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, March 6: Oneota Film Festival, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., various locations; Concert, "In Memoriam Eius," 4 p.m., NRH; Norse Awards, 7 p.m., Main Gym
Bryan Stevenson to give Farwell Distinguished Lecture March 1
The Campus Programming office invites everyone to hear Farwell Distinguished Lecturer Bryan Stevenson at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the CFL Main Hall. Stevenson will speak on "American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity, and Making a Difference." Earlier in the day, he will facilitate a discussion titled, "What can we do to foster racial justice?," at 4:15 p.m. in the CRH. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission. The evening talk will be followed by a Q-and-A session, a book signing and a reception in the CFL lobby.
The founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He is the author of "Just Mercy" and was named one of Time’s Most Influential People in 2015. The New Yorker named Stevenson's 2012 TED Talk one of five essential TED Talks. Connections with curricular planning are actively encouraged, supporting campus wide conversation. Questions? Contact Tanya Gertz, <gertta01>.
Interfaith Symposium March 2-3
An Interfaith Symposium will be held at Luther Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 and 3, offering lectures, interfaith worship services and an interfaith panel discussion. The symposium begins with chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, then continues with a brown bag lunch at 11:30 a.m.; the afternoon features interfaith worship services from 1-6 p.m. in the CFL's Qualley Lounge, where religious leaders will take turns leading 60 minutes of worship.
Day two begins with a 9:45 a.m. informal discussion on feminist theology and concludes with the panel discussion, "Persons of Multiple Belongings as Agents of Peace," at 7 p.m. in Valders 206. Moderated by Wanda Deifelt, the panel will feature scholars and peacemakers Paul Knitter, Malcolm Nazareth and Najeeba Syeed discussing the phenomenon of multiple belonging and exploring how people of multiple belonging can contribute to inter-religious and intercultural understanding. All events are open to the public with no charge for admission. The full schedule is available online.
Spring Career Fair March 3
Almost 50 organizations will attend the Spring Career Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in Dahl Centennial Union. Hosted by the Career Center, this will be Luther's largest ever career fair. Representatives will be available to visit with students from all majors about internships and full-time career opportunities.
Data Culture event March 3
Chad Zahrt, assistant dean of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Information Studies, will present "What is an ischool?" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Hovde Room, Preus Library. This is the fourth installment of Data Culture, a Career Center and LIS collaboration highlighting career paths that combine technology and the humanities. Zahrt will share information about ischool programs and how graduates are using their information science degrees.
Oneota Film Festival March 4-6
Luther will host the 2016 Oneota Film Festival Friday-Sunday, March 4-6. More than 250 films were submitted for screening at the 2016 festival. Just 28 made the cut, including several with strong Midwestern ties. Films will be screened in Olin 102 and Valders 206, 262 and 362; the schedule is available online. The Oneota Film Festival is open to the public with no charge for admission, however attendees are asked to preregister on the OFF website.
Faculty Artist Series: John Cord, trumpet
John Cord will perform a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in the NRH. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. Cord will perform on six different forms of the trumpet, including the Bb, C, Eb and piccolo trumpets, the flugelhorn and the cornet. The recital will feature collaborations with Luther music faculty members Jon Ailabouni, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, Du Huang, Kathryn Reed, Michael Smith, Cole Tutino and Benjamin Yates, as well as guest guitarist Robert Dunn from the University of Northern Iowa.
SAC Spotlight presents magician Peter Boie March 4
Magic may not seem real, but seeing a good magic show can make even skeptics question their convictions. With an act that makes audiences want to believe, magician Peter Boie will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Marty's. Tickets for the performance are $8 and may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or at the Ticket Office.
'Synthesized' art exhibit opening reception March 5
"Synthesized," an exhibit by Olivia Heitz '16, and Rachel Madryga '16, is on display through March 11 in the Dahl Centennial Union Gallery. The exhibit features a mix of sculpture and two-dimensional textural paintings. An opening reception will be held in the gallery from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, March 5. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.
Ethnic Arts Festival March 5
The Diversity Center will host the Ethnic Arts Festival on Saturday, March 5. Guests can visit the Country Fair from 1-4 p.m. in Williams Lounge of the Dahl Centennial Union, taste ethnic cuisine in Peace Dining Room from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and enjoy lively entertainment in the CFL starting at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Taste of the World reception are $12, $6 for children ages 6-13; there is no charge for children under 5. Tickets are available at the Ticket Office and at the door.
'In Memoriam Eius' concert March 6
The music department is proud to present "In Memoriam Eius," a concert of new music for voices and percussion at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the NRH. A pre-concert talk will be offered at 3 p.m. in the Jenson-Noble choir room. The concert and talk are open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert features the world premiere of "In Memoriam Eius" by Brooke Joyce. "In Memoriam Eius" tells the story of the woman from Bethany who anointed Jesus before his crucifixion. Women from Collegiate Chorale will sing portions of Mark's Gospel in Latin, alongside soloist Genevieve Kalland '16. The performance also features the Iowa/Hungary Percussion Project.
Norse Awards March 6
The Luther College Norse Awards will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the Main Gym. Join Luther student-athletes, coaches and other members of the campus community in celebrating the accomplishments of our student-athletes and teams from the 2015 calendar year. This event is sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
'Why do bad things happen to good citizens?': Martin Kavka to deliver guest lecture March 8
When tragedies occur, those who associate their religious health with the health of the world may believe that a higher power is at work. Martin Kavka, professor of religion at Florida State University, will discuss models of this behavior, as well as suspicion of it, in his guest lecture "Does God Watch Over Our Nation, or Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good Citizens?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Valders 206. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Center Stage Series: Lightwire Theater to perform March 11
Bringing to life more than 60 electroluminescent creatures, Lightwire Theater combines art and technology to create a thrilling black light show filled with energy and adventure. The Center Stage Series performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu.
Celebrations this week
March 1: Geri Tlusty, David Peterson, Larry Sells
March 2: John Strauss, Steve Smith, Jennifer Flynn
March 3: Kathryn Mclntyre
March 4: James Buzza, Nan Hibbs
March 5: Lane Schwarz, Derek Hartl, Michael Elliott
March 6: Paul Mattson
March 7: AmyJo DeCarlo, Dean Vesperman
To Anna Peterson and Dalton Little on the birth of their baby girl, Nina Marie, on Thursday, Feb. 11. She weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 17 inches long at birth. All are doing well.
To Joni Rollinger and family on the death of Joni's mother, Louise D. Schillerstrom, who passed away Monday, Feb. 29, in Fairfield, Iowa. Funeral services are pending at Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield.
To the family of Esther Grinna '46, who died Saturday, Feb. 27, at Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah. Esther was a long-time staff member in the Business Office.
Lenten Organ Recital Series begins March 2
The community is invited to attend the Lenten Organ Recital Series at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. Performances will be held from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, March 2, 9 and 16. The March 2 recital will be played by Luther keyboard technician Michael Reiter. Reiter holds a degree in church music from Pacific Lutheran University and has experience as a church musician in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California.
Freeda Brook co-authored the article "In Pursuit of Antiracist Social Justice: Denaturalizing Whiteness in the Academic Library" in the journal Library Trends.
Richard Cole presented a program on Martin Luther and his friend and fellow reformer, Erasmus Alberus, to the Adult Forum at Decorah Lutheran Church. Alberus, 1500-53, was a Hessian collector and poetic translator of 49 of Aesop's fables that included stories about birds, foxes, snakes, frogs and much of the animal and reptilian world. His rendition of these fables included satirical treatment of his enemies, such as the opponents of Renaissance Humanism, Anabaptists and other factions.
Phillip Freeman's latest book, "Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet," was published Feb. 15.
Diane Scholl's poem, "In Flannery O'Connor's House," appears in the Lent 2016 issue of The Cresset.
Jennaya Robison, along with husband Brett Robison, presented "The Highs and Lows of a Choir: The service of treble and bass clef ensembles within a thriving choral organization" at the 2016 North Central American Choral Directors Association Conference, held Feb. 17-20, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This year's conference theme was "The Conductor as Servant Leader."
Jill Wilson presented "Promoting Creativity and Critical Thinking in the Choral Classroom" at the 2016 North Central American Choral Directors Association Conference, held Feb. 17-20, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Found: Ring found in the study lounge on the first floor of Koren. Stop by Koren 122 to claim.
For sale: Make an offer on home-rendered lard, processed last week. Contact Judy, <hageju01>.
Wanted: A rental home in Decorah or the surrounding area that is pet-friendly. We are flexible about the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, rent amount and move-in date. We can provide references and deposit as needed. Please contact Chandra, <chandra.jennings> or (515) 480-3039.
For sale: Well-maintained 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid. Light blue exterior, 127,000 miles. Transmission has been serviced. Can be viewed in the fleet line across from Facilities Services. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, March 9. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
For sale: Well-maintained 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT, four cylinder. Tan exterior, 115,000 miles. Can be viewed in the fleet line across from Facilities Services. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, March 9. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Wanted: I am searching for unwanted house paint and primer. It can be any color or consistency. The paint can even be separated or no longer liquid. I am a senior art major completing my senior project, which involves a lot of paint. I would love to take any unwanted paint off your hands. You can drop it off at the student SPO office or email or call me to pick it up. Contact Rachel, <madrra01> or (479) 644-4646. My SPO is 1841.
For sale: Dried oak, cherry and ash wood for sale. Dried for one year, cut in 15-inch chunks. Contact Dave, 380-3939.
For sale: Five-piece Ludwig drum set for sale. Set is in good shape. Includes one bass and single bass-pedal, double tom, floor tom, snare, throne, high-hat (this one is worse for wear) and five cymbals (ride, fast crash, thin crash, splash and light-splash), plus several pairs of sticks. $350 or best offer. Contact Dan, <davida06>.
"I like cooking my family and my pets."
March 4 is National Grammar Day, and in honor of this special day, we leave you with this piece of advice from Writing.com:
"Use commas. Don't be a psycho."