Tuesday, April 19

TUESDAY 4/19/16

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Victoria Christman named director of Center for Ethics and Public Engagement

President Carlson has named Victoria Christman 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 2012, and founding director John Moeller. 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.


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.

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees April 19

Tuesday, April 19, is the last Not Quite Free Lunch of the school year 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. 

April staff meeting

The final staff meeting for 2015-16 will include reflections by senior students and remarks by President Carlson on Wednesday and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Colllege Kevin Kraus on Thursday. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, and at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 21. All staff are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

Save the Date: Staff Day 2016

Save the date: Staff Day 2016 will be Tuesday, June 7. Watch for an email next month with registration information. May the Norse be with you!

Wellness blood screening June 7

The fourth on-campus wellness blood screening for 2016 will be held from 6:30-8 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, in the Mott Room. Fasting is required for 12 hours prior to the blood draw. To sign up for a time, email Vicky, <jaegervi>. Cost for the basic blood draw is $35; a blood draw for a PSA test for men over age 40 is $40. Payment is required the day of the blood draw and will be reimbursed. Cost for an A1C blood draw is $30. For the A1C test, your physician must send the request to the lab before the day of the blood draw. The $30 fee will be applied to the normal deductible and out-of-pocket limits.

Blood draws will also take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Thursday, Oct. 13. To make an appointment for Sept. 13 or Oct. 13, email Vicky, <jaegervi>. 

Classroom technology videos

Luther's Digital Media Center has created print and video documentation to assist in use of classroom technology on campus. The documentation provides instruction on projection, DVD, VHS and audio equipment specific to the room. Links to both PDF and video versions are available on the Helpdesk website.

Summer 2016 faculty computer refresh

Faculty in the following departments are scheduled to receive new computers this summer as part of the four-year replacement cycle: classics, English, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts. Information Technology Services will host information sessions on the Summer 2016 Faculty Computer Roll from 9:45-10:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, and Thursday, May 5, in the Jenson-Noble Choir Room. Faculty members in the above-mentioned departments are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions. Sign up on the LIS Events website.

Community supported agriculture rebates are back 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. Questions? Email <sustainability>. May 1 is the sign-up deadline.

New bicycle pump at Preus Library

Located outside of Preus Library by the Bike Share bicycles, the fix-it station and bicycle pump is easily accessible for the entire Luther community. To reduce bike damage, make sure there is enough air in bike tires before riding. Enjoy the spring weather and keep pedaling!

Outdoor gear needed

The Diversity Center, Recreational Services and the Center for Global Learning are hosting a student trip to western national parks in late May. Students need hiking boots, rain gear, wool sweaters and such. If you can donate, loan or sell cheap, we would happily accept the following: women's boots, sizes 6, 8, 10.5 and 11; rain coats and pants, small to extra-large; and wool sweaters, small to extra-large. Contact Amy Webber, <webberam> by May 1. Thank you for your generosity!

Book Shop news

Congratulations to Loren Toussaint on his newly published book, "Forgiveness and Health: Scientific Evidence and Theories Relating Forgiveness to Better Health." His book is available for purchase in the Book Shop.

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.

Celebrate Earth Day in the Book Shop on Friday, April 22. Tell us how you are celebrating Earth Day and receive a special discount.

New at luther.edu

On the Faculty Stories page, Sören Steding talks about how languages help prepare students for globalization and how learning language is learning a new way of thinking.

$50 Dining Dollars for $40

Did you know Luther faculty and staff can purchase Dining Dollars? Dining Dollars can be used anywhere food can be purchased on campus: Marty's, Oneota Market, Sunnyside Cafe, C-Store, Nordic Brew, Grab-N-Go, Peace Brunch and the cafeteria. Right now, buy $50 Dining Dollars for only $40. Fill out the form online or stop in the Dining Services Office. Act now: this offer is only good through Friday, April 22.

Geocache for College Cash April 23-30

April 23-30 is Money Smart Week, and students can play "Geocache for College Cash" in Preus Library. Spread the word--students need to find seven posters, learn about seven financial topics every college student should know and answer seven quiz questions. Students will earn an incentive prize and be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. Sponsored by Preus Library, TRIO Achievement Program and the Financial Aid Office.

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. To participate, 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 with 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, Aug. 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.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 20: Jim Martin-Schramm and the Eco-Reformation class; Cantorei
Friday, April 22: Makayla Marinack '16, Senior Chapel/Earth Day
Monday, April 25: Claire Seitzinger '16, Senior Chapel; Cantorei

Home sporting events this week

April 23: Softball vs. Central College, 1 p.m.; men's tennis vs. Coe College, 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, April 19: Concert, Collegiate Chorale, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Wednesday, April 20: Documentary and Panel Discussion, "Paper Tigers," 6 p.m., Valders 262; Concert, Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Thursday, April 21: Religion Forum, Steve Downs, 6 p.m., CRH; Author Reading, Robert James Russell, 7 p.m., Olin 102; Concert, Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m., NRH

Friday, April 22: Solar Dedication, 4 p.m., solar field site, Pole Line Road; Concert, Cantorei and Luther Ringers, 7:30 p.m., NRH

Saturday, April 23: Brudos Recital, Brianna Shelly '16, 4 p.m., NRH; Dance performance, Dancing with the Luther Stars, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Monday, April 25: Recital, Registered chamber group, 9 p.m., NRH

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 Woman's Club meeting April 19

The Luther 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 Collegiate Chorale's 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/music.

'Paper Tigers' documentary and discussion April 20

An inspiring story of struggle, change and success, ''Paper Tigers'' follows the lives of six ''troubled'' teenagers and the adults who helped them change the course of their lives. A screening of ''Paper Tigers" will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Valders 262. The screening, recommended for people age 16 and older, is open to the public with no charge for admission. Following the screening, a panel of experts will join viewers to discuss the film and ways to affect change on both a macro and micro level.

Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble concert April 20

The Luther College Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the CFL Main Hall. Varsity Band will perform "Portrait of Freedom" by Steven Reineke; "Romance" by Axel Jorgensen, featuring faculty soloist Benjamin Yates on trombone; "The Empire Strikes Back" by John Williams, transcribed by Jack Bullock; and "El Relicario" by Jose Padilla, arranged by Robert Longfield. The Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform "The Spirit of the Pioneers" by James Curnow, "The Spheres" by Ola Gjeilo, "Resting in the Peace of His Hands" by John Gibson and "The First Suite in F" by Thom Ritter George. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at: stream.luther.edu/music.

Religion Forum presents Steve Downs April 21

Steve Downs, attorney at law, will reflect on the question of who speaks for the common good and what the role of religion is when religions themselves act like tribes in his lecture titled, "Tribal Justice and the Erosion of Civil Rights: How Scapegoating Muslims Threatens Us All," at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the CRH. A reception will follow in Qualley Lounge. The lecture and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.  

Author reading April 21

Reading from a tale of one man's resolve to right his wrongs and make peace with his place in the world, author and editor Robert James Russell will read from his recent western novel "Mesilla" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Olin 102. The event, sponsored by the English department and the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee, is open to the public with no charge for admission.            

Philharmonia concert April 21

The Luther College Philharmonia will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the NRH. The 25-member string orchestra will perform Handel's Concerto Grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1, "Capriol Suite" by Peter Warlock, "Andante Festivo" by Sibelius, and a group of pieces based on hymn tunes. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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 capacity 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 dedication and reception will be held in Hammarskjold Lounge.

Cantorei and Luther Ringers concert April 22

Luther ensembles Cantorei and Luther Ringers will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the NRH. Cantorei, comprised of about 50 female singers from the sophomore, junior and senior class, will perform "Why We Sing," with selections from a wide variety of genres including African processionals, spirituals and vocal jazz. Luther Ringers, comprised of 13 auditioned students, performs on a five-octave set of Schulmerich handbells and a six-octave set of Malmark handchimes. They will perform Processional in F by Sandra Eithun, "Hyfrydol" by Charles E. Peery, "Pleiades" by Lee J. Afdahl '71, as well as "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen" by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and more. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at: stream.luther.edu/music.

Student recitals

Emily Secor '16, soprano, will perform a voice recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23.

Brianna Shelly '16, is the 2015-16 recipient of the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. Shelly, a soprano, will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The prize, which includes a $5,000 award, was established and funded by a gift from the family of Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos of Atherton, California.  

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.

Dancing with the Luther Stars event April 23

Three Luther faculty members paired with three students from the college's ballroom dance team go head-to-head in the new competition "Dancing with the Luther Stars." Based on the popular ABC television show, the event brings excitement and some friendly rivalry to the Luther campus at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets are on sale for $5 in Luther's Ticket Office.

April 24 is Reconciling in Christ Sunday

The Luther College Congregation will celebrate Reconciling in Christ Sunday on April 24. Please join us in worship at 10 a.m. in the CFL Main Hall as we celebrate that the Luther College congregation is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. This festival service features student preachers and includes musical offerings by Cathedral Choir and Philharmonia. RIC is a program of ReconcilingWorks, formerly Lutherans Concerned/North America, that affirms the welcome of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation. As an RIC congregation, we affirm our welcome to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons to fully participate in our ministry. 

Jazz Orchestra concert April 28

Jazz Orchestra will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance, which is open to the public with no charge for admission, concludes the Jazz Orchestra's "Jazz Appreciation Month" tour of the Upper Midwest. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at: stream.luther.edu/music. Jazz Orchestra will be joined by guest artists Jon Ailabouni, Luther adjunct faculty, on trumpet and the Luther College Vocal Jazz Ensemble.


Celebrations this week


April 19: Roger Jaeger, Debra Henderson
April 20: Nancy Dietzenbach
April 21: Claude Mertzenich
April 22: Molly Ford
April 24: Myron Rediske, Chivonne Marlow, Steve Pasche, Kylene Haugen
April 25: Freeda Brook
April 26: Billy Huebner, Loren Toussaint, Ryan Gjerde, Bethany Nicoll


April 24: Mark Franzen, 10 years
April 25: Karen Kendt, 5 years


To Kathy Reed and Martin Klammer on the death of Kathy's mother, Mary Elizabeth Richards Reed, age 90, of Minneapolis, on April 13. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 25, at Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul. Memorials to St. Paul Children's Hospital or Unity Church.

Job openings

Leadership giving officer: The Development Office seeks a full-time leadership giving officer. In support of the Luther College President's Council, the college's premiere giving society, the leadership giving officer will work to secure visits with prospective leadership-level donors and new and renewed multi-year pledges to the Annual Fund. Independent travel to meet donors throughout the greater Midwest and the United States is required. A bachelor's degree and one-two years of development/fundraising experience is required; higher education experience is preferred. The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license.

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.

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


Carly Hayden Foster's article "Teaching and Learning in the Midst of Caucus Chaos" is now available at PSNow.

Kirk Larsen, along with HHMI-supported summer research student Emma Stivers '17, and DREAM Technical Academy teacher Jacob Wittman '12, jointly presented a paper titled "Bees, Butterflies and Beetles: A Comparison of Remnant and Planted Prairies in Northeast Iowa" at the Day of Insects conference at Iowa State University on April 9.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church welcomes participation in its seven-part study series, "My Neighbor Is Muslim: Exploring the Muslim Faith." Jane Kemp will lead the third session, titled "Islam and Jews/Christians," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Good Shepherd's Fellowship Hall, 701 Iowa Avenue.

Ginger Meyette presented on a panel at a board-sponsored session titled "Interprofessional Education" at the Baccalaureate Program Directors conference in Dallas. The presentation described a collaborative simulation that social work students in Ginger's Social Work with Groups and Families course and nursing students in Angela Kueny's Public Health course have been working on for the past two years. At the conference, Ginger also received an award for her article, "Infusing Diversity Content into the BSW Curriculum: An LGBT Elders Example," which appeared in the Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work.


For sale: Two Ashley beige microfiber living room sets, gently used. One is a sofa/loveseat combo, the other is a sectional. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

For sale: IKEA dining room set. Natural wood table and six black chairs. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

For sale: Wicker patio set. Two chairs and a small table. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

For sale: Two white patio chairs with black table. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

For sale: Two orange adjustable lounge/sun chairs. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

For sale: Tube flat screen TV. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

For sale: DVD player. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

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...

Earth Day is April 22. This year's Earth Day theme is "Trees for the Earth." It is the goal of the Earth Day Network to plant 7.8 billion trees by Earth Day 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Check out earthday.org for more information on "Trees for the Earth" and to get your Earth Day toolkit.