Tuesday, April 26

TUESDAY 4/26/16

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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.

Thursday, April 28, 4-5 p.m.

Thank you from the Admissions Office

It has been a whirlwind month of visits in Admissions! Thank you to all Luther staff and faculty for making our prospective students feel so welcome during their time on campus. 

Faculty Admissions Participation Form

The Admissions Office wishes to thank Luther faculty for the many ways in which they have assisted Luther's enrollment efforts this year. A Faculty Admissions Participation Form was created last year to solicit help from faculty members. Please complete the form if you have not already done so. Thank you in advance for lending a helping hand to the Admissions Office. Questions? Contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430.

Fiscal year-end approaching

The end of the fiscal year is approaching. All supplies, materials, etc., must be received by Tuesday, May 31, to be expensed to a fiscal year 2015-16 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices, supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 10, to be included in the fiscal year 2015-16 budget. No faxed copies. Items for deposit must be sent to OFS by Friday, June 3. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.

Faculty Recognition Dinner May 12

Luther faculty and staff are invited to the Faculty Recognition Dinner Thursday, May 12, to honor retiring faculty Ginger Meyette, Craig Mosher and Jessica Paul and to pay tribute to Nick Gomersall, Jack Hedstrom, John Jefferson, Martin Klammer and Brian Solberg on 25 years of service to the college. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in Hammarskjold Lounge, followed at 6 p.m. by dinner and a program in Peace. Tickets, $12, are on sale April 25May 10 at the Ticket Office and tickets.luther.edu.

Wellness seeks employee input

The Wellness Department is looking to gain insight from employees regarding wellness on campus and asks all employees to fill out a quick anonymous survey. Feel free to complete the survey even if Wellness has already spoken in person to your department. All input is appreciated; the information provided will be used to implement different wellness programs for employees in the near future. Questions? Contact <wellness>.

Student workers needed for Trash to Treasure project during move-out

The Center for Sustainable Communities is partnering with the Food Pantry, Spectrum Network and the Depot Outlet to donate unwanted food, clothes, furniture, rugs and more during student move-out and is looking to hire students to help with the process. Interested students should contact Sam Pollan, <pollsa01> by April 29.

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 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 Technology Help Desk 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. Each faculty member must submit their request for a new computer by Friday, May 6.

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 ITS 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

The Book Shop will host a Star Wars party from 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Derek Sweet will sign copies of his new book, "Star Wars in the Public Square: The Clone Wars as Political Dialogue," from 10:30-11:30 a.m. There will be games, discounts, food and more. Wear a costume and receive a special discount. May the 4th be with you.

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.

New at luther.edu

On the Faculty Stories page, Destiny Crider talks about teaching in the museum studies program: "Students work directly with campus and local museum collections to research objects, develop exhibits around campus and the local community, and learn proper care and appreciation for all of the work and planning that goes into caring for our cultural heritage objects."

Anne-Marine Feat discusses her physical, participatory approach to teaching French: "We use drama in my Conversation and Phonetics course, role-playing simulations such as re-enacting the French Revolution in my Introduction to French Culture class, or we recreate the 1889 Paris World Fair in French 202." 

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.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 27: Kate Duffert; Jazz Orchestra ensemble
Friday, April 29: Bishop Ernst //Gamxamub, Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia
Monday, May 2: Melissa Hrdlicka '16, Senior Chapel

Home sporting events this week

April 26: Softball vs. Loras College, 3 p.m
April 29: Men's golf, IIAC Tournament Final 36 holes, all day; baseball vs. Buena Vista, 1 p.m.
April 30: Men's golf, IIAC Tournament Final 36 holes, all day; baseball vs. Buena Vista, 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, April 26: Lecture, "Thrive with Your Strengths," 7:30 p.m., Valders 206

Wednesday, April 27: Concert, Brass ensembles, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Thursday, April 28: Campus conversation, "Creating Space to Disagree on College Campuses," 6 p.m., Valders 206; Concert, Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Friday, April 29: Theatre performance, "The Illusion," 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Concert, Aurora and Norsemen, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Saturday, April 30: KWLC Block Party, 11 a.m., Bentdahl Commons; Theatre performance, "The Illusion," 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Rally Against Sexual Assault; 4 p.m., Bentdahl Commons

Luther College brass ensembles to perform April 27

With more than 100 brass performers, Luther's brass ensembles will present a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Luther's Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, and combined Brass Choir will perform both modern and classical works, including arrangements and original compositions for brass. 

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.

Bluestem Institute presentation April 29

The Bluestem Institute is a unique educational program at Ames High School in which students perform a year-long service-learning project while receiving credits in English, environmental science, government and sociology. The interdisciplinary program, co-founded by English teacher Joe Brekke '97, offers teachers and students the flexibility to transcend the traditional classroom environment and engage with the community through field studies and collaborations. This year the group focused their work on Iowa's water quality crisis and created informational artworks to share with the public.

Ames High School students created the pre-performance exhibition for Luther's Body of Water performance in Ames on March 23, and are now bringing their exhibit to Decorah to share with the Luther and Decorah community. The students will present their work from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Bentdahl Commons. The rain location is the first floor lounge in Dahl Centennial Union. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

BBQ Ribs Night in the Caf

Enjoy delicious BBQ pork ribs, blackened shrimp skewers, bacon-braised kale, potato salad, and Hawaiian rolls from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29 in the Cafeteria. All this for a meal swipe plus $5 (can use Dining Dollars).

VPA presents 'The Illusion' April 29-30 and May 5-7

The Visual and Performing Arts department presents Tony Kushner's "The Illusion" April 29-30 and May 5-7 in the Jewel Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Tickets, on sale at the Ticket Office and tickets.luther.edu, are $12, $5 for children ages 12 and under.

KWLC Block Party April 30

KWLC presents the second annual KWLC Block Party from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Bentdahl Commons with performances by The Weathered Heads, Meadowlark Valley, and Spiked Milk. Bring gently used clothing for the Center for Sustainable Communities' clothing drive.

A hog-roast lunch, provided by the Norse Culinary Team, will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The meal includes slow-roasted pork, assorted BBQ sauces, Hawaiian rolls, mango-pineapple slaw, garden pasta salad, fresh watermelon, and brownies and cookies. The cost is $9 for community members, $6 for Luther faculty and staff, and students can pay with a meal swipe or $6 in Dining Dollars. Tickets can be pre-ordered onlineJoin KLWC a day of music, food and sunshine!

Rally Against Sexual Assault April 30

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Join the Luther and Decorah communities for a rally against sexual assault at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Bentdahl Commons. The event includes stories from sexual assault survivors and performances by student groups. Sponsored by Norse Against Sexual Assault. 

Keep the conversation going: What does 'safe space' mean for us?

Many campuses and communities are involved in discussions about "safe space," so what does this idea mean for the Luther and Decorah communities? Where does the idea of safe space come from? How does it shape the conversations we can have? These questions and more will be explored in a conversation at 5:15 pm. Tuesday, May 3, in Olin 102. This conversation is meant to model good disagreement, like the "truth seeking" we recently saw between Cornel West and Robert George. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.


Celebrations this week


April 26: Billy Huebner, Loren Toussaint, Ryan Gjerde, Bethany Nicoll
April 27: Craig Mosher, Scott Lyons
April 28: Heather Frey, Anna Peterson, Hayley Jackson
April 29: LuAnn Meeker-Gast
May 2: Steve Arneson
May 3: Justin Scardina, Joyce Thorne, Gwen Van Gerpen


May 1: Kathy Euans, 10 years


To Brittany and John Cord on the birth of their daughter, Bailey Grace, on April 21. She weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long at birth. All are doing well.


To Kari and Clint Koch and family on the death of Kari's grandfather, Otto Ruen, age 100, of Decorah, on April 19. Funeral services were held Friday, April 22, at Decorah Lutheran 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.

To view a complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Kristy Gould, Katelyn Evenson '16, and Rachel Rem '16 attended the International Conference on Comparative Cognition April 13-16 in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Evenson presented the research "The influence of neophobia, human familiarity and human attentional state on eating behavior in blue jays" with Debra Hansberry '15, Senia Sikkink '19, and Gould as co-authors. Rem presented the research "Persistence and gazing at humans during an unsolvable task depends on the age, sex and experience of pet dogs" with Jennifer Templeton, Knox College, and Gould as co-authors.

Over the course of the last six months, "Ironhead," a short-subject documentary film, was an official selection at the Yellowknife International Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, Frozen River Film Festival, Liverpool Lift-Off Online Film Festival, Red Wasp Independent Film Festival, Speechless Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival and the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival. "Ironhead" was produced in 2015 by Thomas C. Johnson and Neal Abbott '15, with color by Aaron Lurth '08 and music by Brooke Joyce.

Keith Lesmeister's story, "Elements of the Body," was published in the spring issue of Cottonwood Magazine.

Holly Moore presented her work on Platonic methodology in "The Ambiguous Priority of the Method of Collection in Plato's 'Statesman'" at the Iberian Society for Ancient Philosophy in Lisbon, Portugal, on April 21.

Five Luther students have each received a $1,000 Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. Recipients, announced during the TRIO Celebration Banquet on April 6, include Jack Benson '18, Filiberto Lopez-Garcia '19, Nana Quainoo '19, Emily Schroeder '17, and Andrew Whalen '18. The Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship benefits Luther College students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO provides holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students' academic success, personal development and sense of community. The Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship was established in 2001 by Lloyd and Kathy Anderson of Ames, Iowa, in memory of their son, Pastor Steven Mark Anderson '85.


For sale: New men's 26-inch, seven-speed Mongoose fat tire bicycle. Includes bottle holder, tool pouch, LED 3-way tail light and rear-view mirror. $325 or best offer. Call 735-5642 or 379-4376.

Housing wanted: The new Luther College Catering Director is in search of a place to rent starting May 12. Looking for a two-bedroom house, apartment or townhouse. If you have something available, please contact Wayne Tudor, <tudowa01> or 387-1460.

Housing wanted: I am a visiting assistant professor looking for housing near campus. I am a non-smoker and do not have any pets. I am looking for a nice, clean house or apartment in a quiet neighborhood. I will be moving to Decorah in early August and staying for at least the 2016-17 academic year. Contact Benjamin Tokheim, <[email protected]> or (320) 349-0592.

House sitter available: My name is Miranda Stark and I am a first-year student who will be taking two summer sessions on campus this summer. I am looking to house sit for a professor or staff member who is in need of a house sitter. I will be in Decorah May 31-July 22, or longer if needed. If you are in need of a house sitter for the summer, please contact me at <starmi03>. Thank you!

Housing wanted: My twin sister Gara and I are returning to Decorah to work for the summer and we are looking for a place to lease, sub-lease, or house sit. If you have been searching for two responsible, college-aged twins to lease, sub-lease, or house-sit, please look no further! Contact Gable,<[email protected]> or 379-8541.

For sale: Large china set, Sango "Pavillion," pattern 4856. Dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. Set includes 17 coffee/tea cups, 16 saucers, three tall mugs, eight dinner plates, 16 bread plates, 16 soup/salad plates, one serving platter, one serving bowl, one creamer and one sugar bowl. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

For sale: Ashley beige microfiber sofa/loveseat combo, gently used. 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: Tube flat screen TV. Photos available. Contact Jacob, <lassja01>, for prices and information.

And finally...

"A strong spirit transcends rules." -Prince