Tuesday, March 15

TUESDAY 3/15/16

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Giving Day thank you

15 hours of giving + 12 hours of live streaming + nearly 1,800 gnome-tastic donors = $574,809, a record-breaking day for Luther's Annual Fund!

Thank you for going big AND going gnome. You did it! You made #luthergives16 the biggest day of Annual Fund giving ever (by far).

We are grateful for the 136 faculty and staff who made a gift on this historic day. We are also grateful for the incredible support of the President's office, the college cabinet, the publications team, Luther's hip social media team, photo and video bureaus, the web programming geniuses who pulled it all together, Sodexo for letting us take over Marty's and for all the yummy snacks that kept us going all day, the Visual and Performing Arts department, our very capable multimedia department who said YES to 12 hours of streaming, all who participated in the livestream, Student Senate, Student Philanthropy Council, and to the staff in Loyalty Hall who endured our gnome puns ("gnomenclature", little "gnome" facts, go big AND go "gnome", we could go on and on) and to the entire campus for making this a great day for the Luther family.

And finally, we are grateful for our alumni, faculty and staff, family and friends who showed their love for Luther with a gift on this special day and for the generosity of our challenge sponsors who stepped forward to make the day even more fun for everyone.

Many, many thanks!

-The Annual Fun(d) and Development team at Luther 


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 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

March staff meeting

The March staff meeting includes 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.

Prescribed burn training session

Get out and enjoy Luther's natural areas by participating in volunteer events, including prescribed fires and garlic mustard control. Those who are interested in being on the prescribed fire crew must attend a training session at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, and 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, in Valders 362. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Email Molly McNicoll, <mcnimo01>, to receive emails regarding these opportunities. 

Community supported agriculture rebates for 2016

Eat well and support local farmers. Employee households are eligible to receive up to $100 towards the purchase of a community supported agriculture share in 2016. A list of participating CSA Farms and share options can be found online. There's something for everyone.

Luther community garden plots available

Gardening season is right around the corner. Whether a lifelong gardener looking for a new space, interested in growing some veggies for the first time or somewhere in-between, everyone is welcome at the community garden. We offer full (20'x20') plots for $30, half plots (20'x10') for $20 and student plots (10'x10') for $10. Fill out the request form to reserve a plot. 

Sustainable spring cleaning

The weather is getting warmer and it is time to do some spring cleaning. Now is the perfect time to bring in grocery bags from home and toss them into Luther's plastic film recycling collection bins. Find the clearly marked boxes across from Nordic Brew in the Union, outside of the Document Center and in the Valders Sustainability Suite. For additional drop-off locations and details on what else can be recycled, visit the Sustainability website.

Lunch hour yoga starts March 30

Join Molly Lesmeister for a six-week yoga session March 30-May 4. The class meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Studio II in the CFA. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Props are provided, no experience necessary. Registration is $18. Payment is due the first day of class; make checks payable to Luther College. To register, email Molly, [email protected].

Women, Faith, and Finance seminar

Luther will host the 12th annual Women, Faith, and Finance seminar Friday, April 8, at the Hotel Winneshiek. Women of all ages are invited to come learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving. Registration is $30; bring a friend and each participant will save $5. First 75 paid registrants receive their choice of two resource books. To register, go to www.luther.edu/wff or e-mail Jeanie Lovell, <lovellje>, for more information. 

Health care documents and resources available online

The following 2016 documents are available on the Human Resources website. Please call 387-1134 to request a paper copy.

The Human Resources website also has links to help you navigate things such as:

Health care update

Luther College health care participants have access to a dedicated team of UMR representatives by phone from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Calls made outside of these hours are answered through UMR's larger call service center. The phone number is on your UMR health care card. An online chat service is also available 24/7 if you sign in to www.umr.com.

Form for blood panel receipts

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. One exception: People that have their blood drawn during an on-campus wellness blood screening do not have to complete the submission form. Vicky Jaeger, in conjunction with HR, submits the information for you. Please call Human Resources with questions.

2016 summer reading

The Paideia 111-112 planning committee has chosen Karen Joy Fowler's novel "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" as the 2016 summer reading. It's a book about behavioral science, the ethics of animal research as well as animal rights, and a unique bond in a not-quite-ordinary family.

Study away photo prize drawing

McKenna Campbell-Potter '16 won the $50 gift card prize drawing for students who submitted their study away photos to the Luther Alumni Magazine. The magazine, with a display of student photos, will be published in May.

Trending on luther.edu

Here are some of the highlights of what's been trending on luther.edu since Jan. 1.

Top Headline stories:
Luther College Nordic Choir to launch West Coast Tour
(958 page views)
David Judisch awarded St. Olav's Medal
(510 page views)

Most-watched videos:
Luther By Air (659 views)
Luther College Christmas Card - 2015

Luther website pages with the most page views:
Luther.edu home page (90,669 page views)
Luther directory (54,828 page views)

475 prospective students have scheduled campus visits through luther.edu since Jan. 1.

Spring break hours

Regular hours resume Tuesday, March 29.

Legends Center
Friday, March 18: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, March 19
: 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, March 20
: 2-4 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, March 21-24
: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 25-27
: Closed
Monday, March 28: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.

Preus Library
Friday, March 18
: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
-Sunday, March 19-20: Closed
-Thursday, March 21-24: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
-Sunday, March 25-27: Closed
Monday, March 28
: 8 a.m.-midnight

Welcome Center and Dahl Centennial Union
Friday, March 18: 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20: 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, March 21–24: 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25: Closed
Saturday, March 26: 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27: Closed
Monday, March 28: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Thursday, March 21–24: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Friday, March 25: Closed
Monday, March 28: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store and Grab-N-Go
Friday, March 18: Closing at 5 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, March 19–28: Closed

Friday, March 18: 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19-Sunday, March 27: Closed
Mon, March 28: Open for dinner 5–7:30 p.m.

Book Shop
Friday, March 18: 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 19: Closed
Monday-Thursday, March 21–24: 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, March 25-26: Closed
Monday, March 28: 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO

Friday, March 18: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, March 21-24: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25: Closed  

Farwell elevator unavailable during spring break

A reminder to faculty and staff who use the Farwell elevator: Farwell Hall will be closed for spring break from 7 p.m. Friday, March 18, until 10 a.m. Sunday, March 27. The Farwell elevator will not be available during this time; please plan accordingly.

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. Both 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.

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

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 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).


Chapel this week

Wednesday, March 16: Mike Blair
Friday, March 18: Audrey Dontje Lindell '16
Monday, March 21: Spring break, no chapel

Events this week

Tuesday, March 15: Guest lecture, Paola Canova, 4 p.m., Olin 102; Paideia Text and Issues lecture, Laura Peterson, 7 p.m., CRH

Wednesday, March 16: Guest lecture, Randall Auxier, 4:15 p.m., Valders 362; Recital, Miko Kominami and Eric Kutz, piano and cello, 7:30 p.m., NRH.

Thursday, March 17: Concert, Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

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 are on sale in Luther's Ticket Office. The American Spiritual Ensemble performance is presented in partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio. Purchase tickets online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu/ or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected].

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.

'Illuminate' student art exhibit March 16-April 11

"Illuminate," an exhibit by Abbey Syme '16, will be on display March 16-April 11 in the Gregerson Gallery in the CFA. The exhibit focuses on the use of light and projections on frames, canvas, paper, gels and plexiglass to explore memories and their intangible nature, despite human attempts to preserve them through pictures and repetition. 

Philosophy guest lecture March 16

Randall Auxier, professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present "Evolution, Time and the Irrelevance of Natural Selection" at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Valders 362. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Murasaki Duo piano-cello recital March 16

The Murasaki Duo, featuring husband-and-wife team Miko Kominami and Eric Kutz, will present a piano-cello recital titled "Duo Virtuoso" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the NRH. The recital, open to the public with no charge for admission, includes "Le Grand Tango" by Astor Piazzolla, "Sonata in F Major" by Richard Strauss, and selections by Robert Schumann, Manuel de Falla and David Popper.

Faculty and staff invited to self-care movement practice March 17

Kate Blair '08 extends an invitation to all Luther faculty and staff to participate in a guided movement practice focused on the question, "As we give to others, how do we honor and care for ourselves?" from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in CFA Studio I. No registration necessary, come dressed to move. Contact Kate, <blaika02>, with questions. Sponsored by the Career Center.

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. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu.

Transplant prairie seedlings March 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 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.

'How do we tell our own stories while respecting the stories of others?'

Michael Ehrecke '15, will perform a continuation of his senior project at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Storre Theatre. The performance explores the notion of self-hood, asking, "How do we tell our own stories while respecting the stories of others?" A workshop and panel discussion will explore how to use theatre to affect change at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in CFA Studio I. Sponsored by the Career Center, no registration necessary. Open to the public with no charge for admission.

Delta Rae concert April 1

Delta Rae, with opener Chris Bathgate, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the CFL Main Hall. "Their music touches on all aspects of Americana—gospel, country, blue grass and blues. That said, the songs are strong pop and have wide appeal," said Seymour Stein, Warner Brothers vice president and co-founder of Sire Records. Tickets, $15, are on sale at tickets.luther.edu. Sponsored by SAC Spotlight.


Celebrations this week


March 15: Joan Beckman, Bethany Krepela
March 16: Jodi Meyer-Mork
March 17: Jamie Gavle
March 19: Lyle Halverson
March 20: Laurie Zaring, Laura Peterson
March 21: John Hedstrom, Richard Mtis
March 22: Kate Narveson


March 17: Myron Rediske, 20 years 

New employees

Ahmed Muaz started as multimedia lead on March 5. His office is Preus Library 222, telephone 387-1563.


The community is invited to attend the Lenten Organ Recital Series at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah. The final recital will be played by Brad Schultz '07, visiting instructor in music and organist for Luther's student congregation, from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 16.

Jodi Enos-Berlage presented a summary of four years of intensive water quality monitoring data to the Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Association on Feb. 18. More than 15 Luther undergraduates have participated in this collaborative research, which began in 2010. Ellen Badger '16 and Joel Denney '17 helped prepare the data summary. The 2015 research team also included Andrew Johnson '16, Lilly Brondyke '17, Alex Carpenter '17 and Chris Wollman '17.

Body of Water, an original performance that combines science and the arts and interweaves dance, music and video components, will be performed by Luther students at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the C.Y. Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University. Developed by Jane Hawley '87 and Jodi Enos-Berlage, with collaborators Jon Ailabouni '10 (music), Ian Carstens '14 (cinematography) and Jeff Dintaman (scenic design), the event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Luther will partner with the Bluestem Institute, a group of 60 Ames High School students, for the pre-performance gallery exhibit at 6 p.m. Information about the event is available online.

Todd Green received the Movement of Hope Award from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota on March 10. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that inspire hope, change lives and build communities through their work. Green shared the honor with other co-authors of a resource on Islam for use in Christian congregations titled "My Neighbor is Muslim."

Kate Narveson's article, "Resting Assured in Puritan Piety: the Lay Experience," appeared in "Puritanism and Emotion in the Early Modern World," edited by Alec Ryrie and Thomas Schwanda (Palgrave Macmillan 2017).

Seniors Hailey Johnson, Shane O'Leary, Andrew Todd, and Emilee Velander presented "Teaching empathy, perspective taking, and inquiry: New lessons in social studies" at the Wisconsin Council for Social Studies on Sunday, March 13. Their presentation focused on four lesson plans that promote helping students improve their historical empathy and perspective taking, as well as engaging in authentic inquiry.

Dean Vesperman presented his work on game theory in the social studies classroom at the Wisconsin Council for Social Studies. His presentation, titled "Having students create, play, and analyze simple 2x2 games," focused on training teachers to help their students design and analyze simple games as an analytical tool. 


Wanted: Looking to buy a used booster seat for a seven-year-old. Hoping to find an inexpensive (or free) one to have when babysitting my niece. Contact Cheryl, <wiesch01>.

Wanted: Looking for a used stereo speaker system with a CD player in good repair. High quality sound is important. Let me know what you have and your asking price. Contact Jon, <ailajo01>.

For sale: 2013 men's Specialized Roubaix. Full carbon fiber road bike. Low miles, pristine condition. Size 56 cm. $1000 or best offer. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.

Free: Full-size antique bedframe with box spring and mattress to give away. Moved and don't have room for it. Contact Ivan, (715) 441-1992.

Free: 13-inch TV (not flatscreen). Contact Jane, <kempjane> or 382-4188.

Free: Samsung microwave, 750 watts, 0.5 cubic feet. 25 pounds, 6 11/16 inches high x 11 3/32 inches wide x 11 7/32 inches deep. Contact Jane, <kempjane> or 382-4188.

Free: Two wooden bow-back chairs. Contact Jane, <kempjane> or 382-4188.

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.

For sale: 1994 Ford F150 with six cylinder engine. Four speed, 102,000 miles, includes Tommy Lift. Truck can be seen at Facilities Services. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, March 23. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


And finally...

March 15 is considered the Ides of March, and would have been the first full moon of the new year on the earliest Roman calendar. It was the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.

St. Patrick's Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on the traditional death date of St. Patrick. Want to know more about St. Patrick? Read our friend Philip Freeman's books "The World of St. Patrick" and "St. Patrick of Ireland."