Tuesday, March 8

TUESDAY 3/8/16

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Giving Day, #luthergives16

March 10 is Luther's first Giving Day, a 15-hour event full of fun, community and giving to the Luther College Annual Fund. Follow Luther on social media for Giving Day challenges, updates and lots of fun starting at 6 a.m. Thursday. Stop by Marty's and enjoy live performances and interviews with students, professors and coaches from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., or watch the livestream at www.luther.edu/giving-day.

Gifts to the Annual Fund on March 10 can help unlock substantial matching gifts and count toward multiple challenges. The Annual Fund supports each and every student, professor and staff member on campus and has an immediate and lasting impact on the Luther community. Contact Kate Duffert, <kate.duffert>, Maria Smith, <smithmar>, or Ann Sponberg Peterson, <ann.peterson> with questions.


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.

Friday, March 11, 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, March 17
, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

March staff meeting

The March staff meeting will include an update on budget and benefits with Eric Runestad, health care updates by Marsha Wenthold as well as an update by Chandra Jennings on the 2016 wellness initiative. The meeting will be offered at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, and at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 17, in Peace Dining Room. All staff are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

2016 Peace Scholars announced

The Honors Advisory Committee is pleased to announce this year's Luther College Peace Scholars. Congratulations to Betsy Fawcett, a junior majoring in political science and psychology, and Nathan Campbell, a sophomore majoring in chemistry with a minor in German, who will spend seven weeks this summer with other Peace Scholars from Augsburg, Augustana (Sioux Falls), Concordia (Moorhead), Pacific Lutheran, and St. Olaf studying peace and conflict resolution in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway.

Portrait and passport photo days

Need a passport photo or an individual photo for the Luther website or other professional use? Stop by the Visual Media office, Union 213, between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on one of the following days:

Thursday, March 10
Thursday, April 14
Thursday, May 12

Health care update

Blood panel receipts must be submit with a UMR Health Claims Submission Form. The form is on the Human Resources website. Please complete the form and send with the blood panel receipt to UMR. Forms may be faxed, mailed or emailed as indicated on the submission form.

Call for proposals for 2016-17 Paideia Text and Issues Lecture Series

The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther community to propose presentations on the theme "Who Do You Trust?" for the 2016-17 Texts and Issues Lecture Series. The hope is that participants will address the theme from the perspective of a wide variety of texts drawn from the arts, sciences and humanities. If interested in participating in the lecture series, please submit a tentative title and a 250-500 word proposal by Friday, April 15. The proposal form is available on the Paideia website.

Call for proposals for McElroy Student/Faculty Research Projects

The Iowa College Foundation announces the call for proposals for student/faculty research projects for 2016-17. Student participants must be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2016. Applications require dual authorship by the proposing student or team of students, and a sponsoring faculty member. Funds may be used to support all expenses of a credible research project except faculty stipends. Maximum award is $2,000. Luther is eligible to submit up to four proposals. Internal deadline for proposals is April 11. Forms are available in the Dean's Office, Union 262, or by emailing Janine Brandt, <brandtja>.

Call for nominations for Krahn Family Student Life Service Award

Any student, faculty or staff member may nominate a Luther student for the Krahn Family Student Life Service Award. Nominees must be current sophomore or junior students who have demonstrated a strong contribution to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College. The award is designed to recognize a student who makes a positive impact on student life. The $1,000 award is expected to be over and above any financial assistance a student receives. The nomination form is available on the Student Life website.

Call for applications for Kuh Family 'Positively Luther' Award

The Kuh Family "Positively Luther" Award is given annually to a student whose character, leadership and participation in co-curricular and other educationally purposeful activities enhance the quality of campus life. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. This $5,000 award is expected to be over and above the financial aid package offered by the college. Students may apply for this award on the Student Life website through March 31.  

New at luther.edu

Jacq Congello '17, and professors Ronald Ferguson and Char Kunkel discuss their collaborative research on racial attitudes and actions in Olmsted County, Minnesota. "Having Jacq involved in the research is significant because she's learning collaboration, seeing firsthand the complications and successes of social research, and is being professionalized in the discipline," Kunkel said.

Additions to the Study Away stories page, include Erik Baack, associate professor of biology, and Lucia Holte '17, talking about the class "Ecology of the Southwest," and a collection of quotes from alumni about their study away experiences.

Sustainability News: Leading Iowa wind energy

In 2014, Iowa generated 28 percent of its electricity through wind energy, the highest proportion of wind energy in the United States. With over 6,000 megawatts of installed capacity, Iowa is able to power the equivalent of 1.5 million homes with carbon-free wind power. Luther College contributes to these impressive statistics with our 1.6 megawatt turbine that provides more than 25 percent of Luther's electricity.

Peace Brunch spring schedule

Enjoy a Sunday brunch in Peace Dining Room this spring. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 13; April 3, 10, 17 and 24; and May 1 and 8. Call 387-1514 to make a reservation.

St. Patrick's Day celebration in the Caf

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all-day specials in the Caf on Thursday, March 17. Enjoy "Green with Envy" pancakes for breakfast, Lucky Charms bars at lunch and "Pot of Gold" dinner (aka Orange Day and lucky cupcakes).

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 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 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–January 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.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, March 9: Judd Larson and Aurora
Friday, March 11: Britany Thorpe '16
Monday, March 14: Andy Hageman

Events this week

Tuesday, March 8: Guest lecture, Martin Kavka, 7 p.m., Valders 206

Wednesday, March 9: Concert, Composition Studio, "A Night in the Planetarium," 9 and 10 p.m., Emil C. Miller Planetarium, Valders

Thursday, March 10: Workshop, Data Culture V, Jim Elmborg, 5 p.m., Hovde Room; Guest lecture, Carol Greenhouse, 7 p.m., CRH; Dance performance, "The Invitation Game," 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre; SAC Cinema, "Inside Out," 8 p.m., Valders 206

Friday, March 11: Dance performance, "The Invitation Game," 5 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Center Stage Series, Lightwire Theater, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall 

Saturday, March 12: Dance performance, "The Invitation Game," 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre

'Why do bad things happen to good citizens?'

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.

'A Night in the Planetarium' concert March 9

The Luther College Composition Studio will present "A Night in the Planetarium," a concert of new electronic music at 9 and 10 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Emil C. Miller Planetarium in Valders. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. "A Night in the Planetarium" features music by 12 student composers, all of whom are studying electronic music this semester with Brooke Joyce.

Center Stage Series: Tickets for American Spiritual Ensemble on sale March 10

Known for thrilling audiences with the voices of some of the finest singers in the classical music world, the American Spiritual Ensemble will perform as part of the Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets for the performance go on sale on Thursday, March 10, in Luther's Ticket Office. The American Spiritual Ensemble performance is presented in partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

Tickets are $24 for adults, $22 for Minnesota Public Radio members and seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18. Purchase tickets online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

J-term 2017 Fair March 10

The Center for Global Learning will host a J-term Fair from 9:40-10:50 a.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Union Lounge. There are 21 proposed off-campus courses for J-term 2017. CGL staff will be there to answer questions and faculty leaders will be available to discuss their programs. First round online applications accepted March 29-April 20.

Luther College Emeriti Colloquium meets March 10

The Luther College Emeriti Colloquium meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Mott Room. This month's topic is "Science and Religion: Functional and Dysfunctional," lead by Phil Reitan.

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture March 10

Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Visiting Scholar Program has offered undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America's most distinguished scholars. Sociocultural anthropologist Carol Greenhouse, a 2015-16 Visiting Scholar, will present her lecture "Citizens United/Citizens Divided: A Case Study in the Anthropology of Law" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the CRH. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

'The Invitation Game' dance performance March 10-12

The Visual and Performing Arts department presents "The Invitation Game" March 10-12 in Jewel Theatre in the CFA. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 5 p.m. Friday, March 11, and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The performance 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.

Transplant prairie seedlings March 12 and 19

Can't wait for spring to arrive? Enjoy some greenhouse warmth and help Luther Land Stewardship transplant prairie seedlings from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, and Saturday, March 19, in the Sampson Hoffland greenhouse. Seedlings are sold and used to teach about the benefits of native habitats. No experience necessary, volunteer for all or part of the time. Want to bring a plant home with you? Bring a container. Contact Molly McNicoll, <mcnimo01>, with any questions.

Grad Finale March 15 and 16

Grad Finale will be held from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 15-16, in Dahl Centennial Union. The Book Shop, Assessment and Institutional Research, the Career Center, Jostens and the Alumni, Development, Registrar's and Ticket offices will be in attendance to help seniors get ready for graduation.

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees March 15

Tuesday, March 15, is the monthly Not Quite Free Lunch for Luther employees sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness at work by getting away from typical work spaces and mingling with folks from across campus. Come enjoy a meal anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Nobel Dining Room for less than the employee rate in the cafeteria. The charge is just $5 (cash, check or Luther ID). Lunch includes main course options, sides and dessert. Questions? Contact Wellness, <wellness> or 387-2075.

'Empowerment Lessons from the Margins'

Anthropologist Paola Canova will present "Empowerment Lessons from the Margins: An Examination of Ayoreo Sexuality in Paraguay's Chaco Region" at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Olin 102. She will discuss the intersection of gender, sexuality, economics and Christian influence in the Ayoreo, an indigenous people of the Chaco region in Paraguay. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Paideia Texts and Issues lecture March 15

What value does living in the Anthropocene—a distinct era in geologic time, marked by the emergence of humans as a dominant planetary force—have in considering the global environmental changes that humans are causing? Laura Peterson will discuss what living in the Anthropocene means in both the scientific community and among the broader public in her lecture "Back to the Future: Understanding the Anthropocene" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the CRH. A reception will follow in Qualley Lounge. The lecture and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission    

Symphony Orchestra concert March 17

Performing the works of two prolific 20th century composers, the Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in the CFL Main Hall on the Luther campus.  The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu


Celebrations this week


March 9: Shirley Kirby
March 10: Char Kunkel, Justin Sprung
March 11: Derek Sweet
March 12: Alla Sazonova, Marcia Gullickson, Judy Riha
March 13: Tom Berger
March 14: April Rowe Neal
March 15: Joan Beckman, Bethany Krepela


March 12: Khiam Sayasenh, 15 Years


The Luther College Jazz Quintet will perform from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Hotel Winneshiek Lobby. The group will present three sets of music including jazz and popular standards as well as original compositions. The event is free and open to the public. The quintet consists of students Michael Winkler, trumpet; Peter Mathistad, tenor saxophone; Michael Callen, piano; Zach Ryerson, bass; and Aidan Schmitt, drum set.

The community is invited to attend the Lenten Organ Recital Series at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. This week's recital will feature Gregory Peterson, music department chair and college organist, performing from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. Peterson served as Good Shepherd's organist when he was a student at Luther and subsequently served as organist at the famous Old South Church in Boston.

Amy Weldon and Jon Jensen will read from their essays which appear in the new volume "FRACTURE: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Dragonfly Books. Amy will join the book's editor, Taylor Brorby, and other writers for a reading at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, at Common Good Books in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Todd Green gave the H. Shelton Smith Lecture at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, on Feb. 25. The lecture was titled "Islamophobia: What Are We Really Afraid Of." He also gave two public interviews on his book on Islamophobia, one on March 2 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, the other on March 3 at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Both interviews were sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning.

Ginger Meyette's article, "Infusing Diversity Content into the BSW Curriculum: An LGBT Elders Example," won the award for the Top Teaching Note in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work for this past year. Ginger will receive the award April 2 at the National Baccalaureate Program Directors conference in Dallas.

Kate Narveson presided at the 31st John Donne Society Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Feb. 18-21, where she also presented "The Triple Fool: Donne and Song."  As president, Narveson was in charge of the program, arranging two keynote speakers and selecting the research presented at the sessions. The conference drew participants from North America, Europe, Israel and Japan.

Sarah E. Wilder, with co-authors Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart and Hayden Barber, published "'Was it all Smoke and Mirrors?': Applying the Relational Turbulence Model to Adult Children's Experiences of Late-life Parental Divorce" in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.


For sale: 1978 Monark 16 foot flat-bottom boat for sale by highest bid. Boat has been in dry storage for decades and is in fair condition. No trailer, buyer will be responsible for removing signage and transporting boat. Biology reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Minimum bid is $325, bidding closes at 11 a.m. Friday, March 11. Submit bids to Robert Fitton, <fittonro> or 387-1559.

For sale: Electro-Harmonix Micro POG guitar effects pedal. Mint condition, rarely played. Comes with original box and 200 mA adapter. Asking $180. Contact Tim at <schweizt> or 419-1886.

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.


And finally...

Today is International Women's Day and this year's theme is #pledgeforparity. We wanted to highlight a few influential women who live or lived this ideal every day.

"The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." -Mohadesa Najumi

"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." -Malala Yousafzai

"I am not afraid of storm for I am learning how to sail my ship." -Louisa May Alcott

"If you get, give. If you learn, teach." -Maya Angelou

"Be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." -Judy Garland

"Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope." -Margaret Thatcher

"Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives." -Michelle Obama

"Fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there's one thing that I know for certain, it is that this has to stop." -Emma Watson

"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory." -Indira Gandhi

"I want for myself what I want for other women. Absolute equality." -Agnes Macphail

"The trick in life is learning how to deal with it." -Helen Mirren