Tuesday, April 12

TUESDAY 4/12/16

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Victoria Christman named director of Center for Ethics and Public Engagement

President Carlson has named Victoria Christman, Luther associate professor of history, as the next director of the college's Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. Christman will begin her five-year term as director in August 2016. She succeeds Greg Jesson, who has served as the Center's director since 2011, and founding director John Moeller, Luther professor of political science. The Center's new name is an outcome of a 2015 re-visioning process, led by faculty and staff, which examined the Center's mission, structure and outreach and outlined a vision for the future. The revised name underscores the intellectual orientation of the Center's work and its focus on fostering student engagement with civic life.

Data science major approved by Board of Regents

The Luther College Board of Regents unanimously approved data science as the newest major in the college's curriculum. Data science, the study of how to extract meaning from data, is concerned with the collection, preparation, analysis, visualization, management and preservation of large collections of data and the information it provides. It requires technical skills related to databases, programming, visualization and statistics as well as nontechnical skills such as communication and ethical reasoning.

Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion search

President Carlson has appointed the following faculty, staff and students to the search advisory committee for the search for the Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion: Matt Bills, Anita Carrasco, Sophia Engelman, Luigi Enriquez '17, Ron Ferguson, Aaron Hafner, Sukeji Jeffrey '17, Mike Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Corey Landstrom, Chivonne Marlow and Terry Sparkes. Kevin Kraus will chair the search advisory committee.


President Carlson's office hours

President Carlson invites Luther faculty and staff to stop by during her office hours in the President's Office, Dahl Centennial Union 236. No appointment is necessary.

Friday, April 22, 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, 4-5 p.m.

College pastor candidate forums

The Luther community is invited to attend an open forum session with a college pastor candidate from 2:15-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the CRH. Community members are encouraged to attend the candidate's session and provide feedback to the call committee. The candidate's resume will be posted online on KATIE the day before the campus visit. Questions? Contact Andrew Last, call committee chair, <lastan01>.

Breakfast conversation with Cornel West and Robert George April 15

All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend a conversational breakfast with Cornel West and Robert George at 8 a.m. Friday, April 15, in Peace Dining Room. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and West and George will be available for conversation with faculty and staff from 8:15-9 a.m. Students will be invited to participate from 9-9:45 a.m. Hosted by the Center for Ethics and Public Life. An RSVP is not required, but please fill out this form to help us plan.

Proposals due April 15 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 brief (250-500 word) proposal by Friday, April 15. The proposal form is available online.

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 Thursday, April 14, or Thursday, May 12.

Walk-in wellness coaching April 18

Wellness will offer walk-in wellness coaching for employees to discuss wellness blood panel results from 10-11 a.m. Monday, April 18, in Bunche Room in Dahl Centennial Union. Sealed results from the April 14 blood draw will be available in Vicky Jaeger's office on April 18. If not picked up in person, the results will be mailed via campus mail at the end of the day on April 18.

Whether you participated in the most recent on-campus screening or have completed the screening off-campus, stop in to discuss blood panel results, ask questions and get health advice. Our staff includes both a registered dietitian and a certified health education specialist. Busy during the walk-in times? Contact Wellness, <wellness>, to schedule an appointment.

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees April 19

Tuesday, April 19, is the last 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 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.

Luther Student Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Luther's Student Employee of the Year, Takudzwa Chawota '16, from the Human Resources office. A psychology and management major, Chawota tracks exempt vacation used, prepares orientation and exit paperwork, and creates and distributes Luther's birthday and anniversary calendars. For the past two summers, he has organized most aspects of summer employment, including communication with supervisors, position requisitions, student applications, offer correspondence, background checks and record keeping. Chawota was nominated for the award by his supervisor, Sheryl Sievert, who wrote: "In addition to being a good student, he is a very dedicated student worker. HR feels fortunate to have had him in our office and he has made us proud of all he has accomplished."

Luther seeks Friendship Families for new international students

The International Student Friendship Family Program is seeking individuals and families in the Decorah community to help incoming international students adjust to life at Luther and in the United States. The goal of the program is to promote international understanding and develop an appreciation of how others live and view the world. Interested individuals and families can sign up on the Diversity Center website.

Desserts in Decorah

The Student Life office is looking for hosts for "Desserts in Decorah." The popular and fun opening week tradition for first-year students is scheduled for 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Faculty, staff and local alumni are encouraged to welcome new Luther students by opening your home to 8-10 new students and sharing your knowledge of Decorah and Luther. If interested, please complete the form by May 1. Questions? Contact Jane, <hildebja>, or Sue, <halversu>, in the Student Life office.

2016 ROAD dates

New students will meet their faculty advisor and register for fall 2016 classes during the following Registration, Orientation and Advising Days:

Saturday, May 7
, June 6
Monday, June 13
Monday, June 20
Friday, August 26

Schedules for May and June ROAD dates can be found online.

Pick up a copy of the 2016 summer reading

Copies of the 2016 summer reading, "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler, are now available at no charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who will not be receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. The Paideia Governing Board and the Dean's Office invite you to join in our conversation with the first-year class. 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.

Recognize your student organization and its good work

Does your organization have an event, service project and/or student leader or organization advisor that deserves recognition? The Launching Luther Leaders program and Student Senate invites nominations for the 2016 Leadership awards program. The top three candidates from each category will be recognized at the L3 awards banquet on Sunday, May 1. Winners get a Martin Luther bobblehead. Nominations are due at noon Tuesday, April 19. Questions? Contact Kasey Nikkel, <kasey.nikkel> or 387-1253.

New at luther.edu

On the Faculty Stories page, Jacki Wright, associate professor of health and physical education, talks about knowing, even as a child, how important the mental side of sports was. Classics professor Philip Freeman talks about the relevance of classics: "If you look at any field we study in college—art, politics, biology and more—you'll find the roots of it lie in the classical world."

Book Shop News

Cornel West and Robert George will give the Spring 2016 Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the CFL Main Hall. Both authors' books are available for purchase in the Book Shop. We heard from a little birdie that if you purchase a book you may get an autograph at the Meet and Greet that night.

Author Robert James Russell will read from his new book, "Mesilla," at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Olin 102. "Mesilla" is available for purchase in the Book Shop.

Security notice

Between March 7-17, Campus Safety and Security received numerous reports of money stolen from the patron storage cubicles within the Legends Center. The majority of the incidents were reported March 14-17. The time of day the thefts occurred is varied, as are the days of the week. In each instance only cash was taken and the theft took place while the owner was away from the cubicle area in another part of the facility. 

Crimes such as these are not very common on the Luther campus, but unfortunately they can and have occurred. Similar thefts have been reported this academic year, but not with the frequency of those reported in Legends. The investigation into this string of thefts is on-going. Anyone with any information related to these events or any other crime on campus is asked to contact Campus Safety and Security, 387-2111. We also encourage everyone to be mindful of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

Purchasing policy reminder

Please remember to use a purchase permit, a purchase order or a Luther credit card when purchasing from Decorah area merchants. Financial Services cannot assign the expense to the appropriate department without following this procedure. For more information, refer to the purchasing policy at www.luther.edu/policies

Luther College Hearing Board

The Luther College Hearing Board seeks new student members for next year's board. The Hearing Board is a governing body for the college's Student Code of Conduct. The application is available online; interested students must have a minimum 2.50 GPA and submit recommendations from both a current student and a faculty or staff member. Find more information regarding Board responsibilities and structure in the Student Code of Conduct. Faculty and staff may recommend students by contacting Jane Hildebrand, <hildebja>. April 14 is the deadline for applications.

Cadaver lab tours

The Human Dissection class will give tours of the cadaver lab April 5-13. All Luther students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Tours will be approximately 30 minutes in length. If interested, sign up for a tour time online. Questions? Contact Stephanie Fretham, <frethams> or 387-1555.

HR update: Financial Fitness Challenge

It's not too late: invest in yourself by participating in the Financial Fitness Challenge. Choose from course topics such as managing credit, building an emergency fund, investment strategies and budgeting for retirement. The challenge is open through Friday, April 22. All information entered is completely confidential. If you started the challenge, please be sure to complete it. Click here to access the website. Call Marsha, 387-1415, if you need help or have questions.

Reserve napkin holder space for 2016-17

Napkin holder space in the Caf fills up fast, so reserve space now for the 2016-17 academic year. Any approved campus organization, department or office may reserve advertising space in the Cafeteria napkin holders for up to one week at a time. To place a request, fill out the online form and the Dining Services office will verify via email if the requested week is available to advertise. Contact <diningservices> with questions or comments.

Luther community garden plots available

Gardening season is right around the corner. Whether a lifelong gardener looking for a new space, a new gardener 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.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 13: Father Phil Gibbs
Friday, April 15: Matthew Gausmann '16, Senior Chapel
Monday, April 18: Jon Jensen and Holden Village J-Term class

Home sporting events this week

April 15: Baseball vs. Simpson College, 1 p.m.
April 16: Baseball vs. Simpson College, 1 p.m.; women's tennis vs. Carleton College, 2:30 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, April 12: Concert, Cathedral Choir, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, April 13: Documentary and Panel Discussion, "The Hunting Ground," 7 p.m., Valders 206; Concert, Collegium Musicum, 7:30 p.m., CRH
Thursday, April 14: Distinguished Lecture, Robert George and Cornel West, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Friday, April 15: Sihler Lecture, Anna Schultz, 4 p.m., CRH; SAC Cinema, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," 8 p.m., Valders 206
Sunday, April 17: Concert, Jazz Band, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Monday, April 18: Guest Lecture, Steinar Bryn, 4 p.m., CRH

Student recitals

Hannah Leeper '17, soprano, will perform a voice recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Both the recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Preus Library annual book sale April 11-15

Preus Library's annual National Library Week book sale is Monday, April 11, to Friday, April 15. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books will be available for purchase in the library. Prices will decline daily.

Cathedral Choir concert April 12

Cathedral Choir will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance, which is open to the public with no charge for admission, concludes the 2016 Cathedral Choir tour. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at: stream.luther.edu.

'The Hunting Ground' documentary and panel discussion April 13

In recognition that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the student organization Luther College Norse Against Sexual Assault will present a screening of "The Hunting Ground," an award-winning documentary about sexual assault on college campuses at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, in Valders 206. A panel discussion about sexual assault on college campuses, including Luther, will follow the documentary. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Collegium Musicum and friends perform the poems of John Donne April 13

Luther's Collegium Musicum and friends will present "'Hold your tongue and let me love!' Poems of John Donne set to music old and new" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the CRH. Experience the life of one of the most provocative love poets of the English Renaissance through dramatic readings and musical settings, in a new script by Kate Narveson and director Kristen Underwood. The performance is a collaboration between Collegium, under the direction of Kathy Reed, composition students working with Brooke Joyce, and student actors directed by Underwood. A reception will follow the performance.

Sponsored by the Jones Professorship, the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee and the John Donne Society, the event and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Up! Up! Film Festival April 13-23

The Winneshiek Energy District and Seed Savers Exchange are co-hosting the Up! Up! Film Festival April 13-23 in Decorah. Up! Up! is a collection of independently produced films and shorts, each exploring questions of farmland access, rural livelihoods and the sustainability of people and place. Luther is one of 14 festival sponsors and will host films and discussions on campus. Check out the full schedule of films, discussions and other events at www.upupdecorah.com.

Luther College Emeriti Colloquium meets April 14

The Luther College Emeriti Colloquium will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Baker Commons. Ed Epperly will present "The Role of Testing in American Public Education: A Historical Sketch Including a Glance at No Child Left Behind and the Core Curriculum." All members of the Luther community are welcome.

'The Bond of Truth Seeking': Cornel West and Robert George to present lecture April 14

In an on-stage conversation on how ideological differences can strengthen relationships, professors Cornel West and Robert George will present the Luther College Spring Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the CFL Main Hall. Titled "The Bond of Truth Seeking: Friendship and Integrity in an Age of Ideology," West and George will discuss the skills they have developed in order to have meaningful and open discussions. As opposed to arguments over who is right, such dialogues are one of the cornerstones of a liberal arts education. The lecture, sponsored by Campus Programming and the Center for Ethics and Public Life, is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend may watch the lecture live online at: stream.luther.edu.

Anna Schultz to present Sihler Lecture April 15

Anna Schultz, assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Stanford University, will give this year's Sihler Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the CRH. Titled "The Afterlives of Publishing: Women's Notebooks and the Re-gendering of Indian Jewish Song," Schultz's lecture will examine the role of memory and recorded history in the lives of Bene Israel women. Members of a Jewish community in the neighborhoods of Mumbai, the Bene Israel women gather every Shabbat to perform songs they have collected in their notebooks. The lecture, sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies program, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Women's basketball season celebration

The Luther women's basketball program is excited to celebrate another successful season. The 2015-16 squad finished the season 20-7 and won the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Please join us in celebrating team and individual accomplishments at the end of the year banquet on Friday, April 15, in Peace Dining Room. The event is open to all Luther women's basketball families and loyal community supporters. The banquet begins with a social at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, on sale in the Luther Ticket Office, are $16 for adults and $10 for youth ages 13 and under.

Jazz Band concert April 17

Exploring the unique jazz music of each decade from the 1940s to the 1990s, the Luther College Jazz Band will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The performance will include selections by Benny Carter, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Marcus Miller, Sammy Nestico and Fred Sturm. Nearly every member of the ensemble is featured with an improvised solo.

'Peace Building and Dialogue: The Work of the Nansen Dialogue Network'

Steinar Bryn of the Nansen Peace and Dialogue Center in Lillehammer, Norway, will present "Peace Building and Dialogue: The Work of the Nansen Dialogue Network" at 4 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the CRH. A reception will follow in Qualley Lounge. Both the lecture and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Bryn and the Nansen Center have been active in war-torn areas all over the world, especially in the West Balkans. Bryn has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize five times for his work in promoting dialogue in areas of ethnic and religious conflict. For more information, contact Laurie Iudin-Nelson, <iudinnel>.

Luther College Woman's Club meeting April 19

The Luther's College Woman's Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Peace Dining Room. Laurie Magnus of NEI Agency on Aging will present "Caregiving: A Growing Concern." Recognizing the part transportation plays in many lives, brief presentations will also be made by a Hometown Taxi driver as well as Sam Castro, mobility manager for NEI Community Action. Music and refreshments will round out the afternoon. A shuttle to the Union will leave the swimming pool parking lot at 1:10 p.m. All women are welcome.

Collegiate Chorale homecoming concert April 19

Collegiate Chorale will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance, open to the public with no charge for admission, concludes the Collegiate Chorale 2016 Midwest tour. The 2016 Collegiate Chorale tour program includes "Little Man in a Hurry" by Eric Whitacre, "Gospel Mass" by Robert Ray, "Crucifixus" by Anotonio Lotti and "Freut Euch und Jubilieret" by Sethus Calvisius.Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at: stream.luther.edu.

Solar array dedication on Earth Day, April 22

Luther will celebrate Earth Day by dedicating three solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays, capable of producing 820 kW of electricity. With this additional capacity, the college once again hosts the most solar PV in the state of Iowa (1,100 kW). Luther students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited to attend a dedication ceremony and celebration at 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the solar field site on Pole Line Road. Attendees are encouraged to walk or take a shuttle bus to the solar field site. Shuttles will leave from both the municipal swimming pool lot and the Union at 3:25 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. In the event of heavy rain, the reception will be held in Hammarskjold Lounge. 


Celebrations this week


April 12: Thomas Johnson
April 13: Arleen Orvis, Olga Michels, Russ Schouweiler
April 14: Gail Judisch, Ed Tebbenhoff, Nikolay Suvorov
April 15: Rita Tejada
April 16: Chris Stuckman
April 17: Ruth Kath, Jeff Dintaman
April 18: Jessica Paul, Kay Schmitt
April 19: Roger Jaeger, Debra Henderson


To Kari Koch and family on the death of Kari's grandmother, Ruth A. McClintock, who passed away on April 4. Services were held April 7 in Decorah.

New employees

Nicole Kaupp began her position as head men's and women's swimming and diving coach and director of aquatics on April 1. Her office is Regents Center 207, telephone 387-1578.

Jeffery Johnson started his custodial position on April 4. His office is Larsen Hall, telephone 387-2236.

Hidie Roach began her position as Book Shop staff on March 28. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 204, telephone is 387-1037.

Job openings

Dorian Festivals and Summer Camps coordinator: The music department seeks a full-time coordinator for Dorian Festivals and summer music camps. The coordinator assists with the department's recruitment of prospective music students. Internal candidates, including spouses, are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Human Resources, <hr> or 387-1134. To view complete the job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Pedro dos Santos gave a presentation titled "Dilma Rousseff, Political Crisis, and the Role of Women in Politics in Brazil" on April 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The presentation was part of "Brazil Week" at the university.

Philip Freeman's new translation of Marcus Tullius Cicero's "On Old Age" was released March 29. Freeman's translation, "How to Grow Old: Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life," eloquently describes the great Roman orator and statesman's wisdom on how to make the second half of life the best part of all. "How to Grow Old" is available in the Book Shop and from major retailers.

John Goodin's book "12 Divertimentos for Solo Mandolin by James Oswald" was published on March 18 by Mel Bay Inc. Also in March, his 2015 composition for mandolin orchestra, "The North Georgia Hills," was published by Joachim-Trekel-Musikverlag.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church welcomes participation in its seven-part study series, "My Neighbor Is Muslim: Exploring the Muslim Faith." Todd Green led the first session, titled "Five Pillars of Islam," on Sunday, April 10. The next six sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m in Good Shepherd's Fellowship Hall, 701 Iowa Avenue, Decorah. Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota developed this study-discussion series in 2015 to help welcome Muslim neighbors. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services now provides this study for use by congregations and discussion groups. Green, who has written extensively on Islam, contributed the seven sections that explain the basic tenets of Islam. Contact Good Shepherd for additional information, 382-3963 or [email protected].

In conjunction with Luther's "Body of Water" performance on March 23 at Iowa State University, co-developers Jane Hawley and Jodi Enos-Berlage were interviewed for KHOI radio, originally broadcast on March 21. Highlights of the performance were also featured on WHO-TV in Des Moines and KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids. DVDs and downloads of the original 2015 "Body of Water" performance, made possible through the work of Ian Carstens and Jon Ailabouni, are now available at the Luther Book Shop or through the Body of Water Project website, which had more than 1,000 views in the last month.

Brooke Joyce's work for trumpet and electronics, "Flash!," was recently performed at the 46th annual Festival of New Music at Ball State University. In March, his new work, "In Memoriam Eius," was premiered at the University of Northern Iowa.


For sale: 2007 John Deere X740 Lawn Tractor with 60-inch deck. 3,147 hours of use with regular maintenance. Mower has been used by grounds crew. Stop down to look at it and test it out. Minimum bid of $2,000. Email bids to Ivan, <hackiv01>, by noon Wednesday, April 20. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Roku 3 streaming video player. Like-new quality, perfect working condition. Small streaming box (3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches) for TV that displays high definition (1080p) content. Works over wifi or wired connection and connects to TV through HDMI cable. Stream content from tons of apps ranging from Netflix and Hulu to HBO Now and Amazon Video. Includes original box, remote, manuals and headphones. Selling for $60. Contact Travis, <huintr01> or 387-1417.

For sale: LG brand 13,000 BTU portable floor air conditioner, programmable with remote. Hardly used. Works great. Retails for over $500, selling for $150. Contact David, [email protected].

For sale: 2011 GMC Terrain, very nice condition and has been well cared for. 112,000 miles. AWD,  SLT package includes leather heated seats, moon roof, XM radio, navigation, remote starter, rearview camera and parking sensors. $13,800 or best offer. Vehicle is located in Decorah and can be seen by appointment. Photos available as well. Contact Payton, <haynpa01> or 387-2180.

Housing wanted: I'm staying at Luther this summer and am looking for a place to lease, sub-lease or house sit. Please contact Linh Nguyen Le, <nguyli03> or 419-5927, if you have a room for lease or are in need of a house sitter.


And finally...

April 15 is this year's Day of Silence, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) annual day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and their supporters. Students take a day-long vow of silence to symbolically represent the silencing of LGBT students and their supporters.