Tuesday, Aug. 25

TUESDAY 8/25/15

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Service of Dedication

Faculty, staff, spouses and guests are invited to attend the annual Service of Dedication at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. President Carlson will deliver her State of the College address and new faculty and staff will be introduced. Offices are allowed to close for the dedication service so that as many employees as possible can attend. A reception will follow.

Interim adviser for Development 

As Luther searches for a new vice president for development, an interim adviser/consultant has been secured to assure a smooth transition. Mark Kronholm has 36 years of experience in development. He served as vice president and chief development officer at Bethel University, Carleton College and Macalester College, and for the past 10 years he has worked as an independent consultant for institutions experiencing transitions in leadership of their development office. Kronholm began his work at Luther in early August.  During this interim period he plans on spending a couple of days on campus each week. His office is in Loyalty Hall, second floor, 387-1862.

Listening Posts: Center for Ethics and Public Life

President Carlson invites faculty and staff to reflect on the mission of the Center for Ethics and Public Life by coming to one of two listening posts: Monday, Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. or Friday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Hovde Lounge. If you are unable to attend, comments can be shared through Monday, Sept. 14, at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/Ie5gO9dNhx.

Fall semester Opening Convocation 

Join the community in celebrating the start of a new academic year and welcoming the class of 2019. Opening Convocation will be held at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Center for Faith and Life. The speaker is Cristina Henríquez, author of "The Book of Unknown Americans," the 2015 summer reading. Henríquez will speak about the concept of identity and address common narratives about immigration in her Luther College Opening Convocation Lecture "Finding Ourselves in Stories."

All students faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. If possible, offices should close so all can attend.

Parking announcement

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Luther will be filled with excitement as first year students, and their families, experience the joy of moving into our residence halls.  For many, this will be an emotional experience as the students embark on a new adventure and parents see them on their way.

In order to help facilitate the move-in process, we will be reserving parking areas near the halls. Special parking restrictions go into effect at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. The small parking lot south of Ylvisaker and the lot north of Valders will be reserved for vehicles unloading for move in. High Street between Jenson-Noble and Campus House will be designated as a one way street, west to east, so move-in vehicles may park on the north side of the street. There will be no parking on the south side of the street. Faculty, staff and students are asked to refrain from parking in these areas. Thank you for your cooperation in extending this welcome to the new members of the Luther community.


Norse Key password change

All Luther faculty, staff and students must change their Norse Key password prior to the start of the fall 2015 semester at norsekey.luther.edu. This change is necessary in order for faculty, staff and students to continue using Luther's classroom podium workstations, lab workstations, classroom workstations, systems and other IT resources through time. LIS is making a system-wide change in the underlying authentication system and this impacts all of Luther's academic and administration systems. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk, 387-1000, with questions.

Center Stage Series subscription package deadline Aug. 28

August 28 is the deadline to purchase discounted package tickets for Center Stage Series events. Center Stage Series subscribers can build an individualized entertainment season by choosing tickets to a full range of radiant performances—from poignant letters from soldiers serving in the Middle East to a comedic vaudeville-esque performance, from popular Broadway show tunes to classical music, and from Chinese cinematic music to Celtic melodies, CSS has something to engage every audience member.

Fall 2015 hours

Welcome Center and Dahl Centennial Union
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 3

Sunday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m.-midnight

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Extended Saturday hours for home football games: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: noon-11:30 p.m.

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 30

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Grab & Go
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Nordic Brew
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Mail Center
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 27

Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon

Summer Library hours
Through Tuesday, Sept. 1

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Aug. 29: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: Aug. 30: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fall Library hours
Wednesday, Sept. 2
Sunday: noon to midnight
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Summer Legends hours
Through Saturday, Aug. 29
Monday, Aug. 31: 6 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 1: 6 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Fall Legends hours
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.


SoDa Club fall session

Song and Dance Club is a community choir program for kids in grades K-8. All choirs rehearse 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday evenings at Baker Commons. SoDa Club's mission is to offer children healthy vocal production, music literacy, movement and artistic music-making while giving Luther education students hands-on experience. The fall session begins Aug. 31 and ends Nov. 2. For more information contact Linda, <martli01> or 387-2148.

Reason web training

Web Content will host training sessions for the web content management system Reason. Introductory sessions, Reason 101, and refresher sessions, Reason 201, will be offered.

Reason 101 introductory sessions:
Aug. 25
: 9-10 a.m., Olin 301
Sept. 9: 4-5 p.m., Olin 102
Sept. 15: 9:40-10:30 a.m., Olin 301
Sept. 23: 4-5 p.m., Olin 102

Reason 201 refresher sessions:
Aug. 26: 2-3 p.m., Olin 102
Sept. 10: 9:40-10:30 a.m., Olin 102
Sept. 16: 4-5 p.m., Olin 102
Sept. 24: 9:40-10:30 a.m., Olin 102
For more information, contact Travis, <huintr01> or 387-1417.

Come celebrate at the TRIO Open House

In celebration of our name change and continued funding, the TRIO Achievement Program (formerly Student Support Services) invites all faculty and staff to an Open House on Monday, Aug. 31. Please stop by anytime between noon and 4 p.m. for food and fellowship outside the TRIO office (lower level of Preus Library). 

Luther has received a $1.5 million grant for its TRIO Achievement Program. The program provides first-generation and income-eligible Luther students with holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes their academic success, personal development and sense of community. The grant from the U.S. Department of Education covers a five-year period starting Sept. 1. 

Faculty Artist Series: Music faculty showcase Sept. 6

Featuring a broad variety of works performed by critically acclaimed musicians, the Luther College music faculty will present a showcase concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The performance is the opening event of the 2015-16 faculty concert season at Luther and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther swim team lessons

Luther's swimming and diving team will once again offer swim lessons this fall.

For more information go to: https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/forms/d/17D0NpuaHyF9L5cuHld3GsUqmtJO2dFVYTJLyQojLMf4/viewform.

SAC Spotlight presents ComedySportz Aug. 30

Hailed as a fast-paced comedy show fun for all ages, the Luther Student Activities Council invites the community to come laugh at, interact with and determine the winner of ComedySportz at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a "sport" by members of the World Comedy League. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Route 66' by Bleicher to be displayed at Luther College

With much of American life revolving around roads and mobility, Steven Bleicher, professor, author and mixed media artist, celebrates the American zeal for collecting mementos to remember travels in his exhibit "Route 66" on display Sept. 2-Oct. 9, in Luther College's Center for Faith and Life. "My work is about remembrance and recollection. It's about our human need to capture a space in time, a fleeting moment and preserve it," Bleicher said.

SAC Spotlight presents hypnotist Jim Wand Sept. 4

With more than 9,000 professional engagements to his name and a lengthy career spent building a fiercely entertaining repertoire, Master Hypnotist Jim Wand returns to Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Tickets are $10 and available online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office.

SAC Spotlight presents Hembree Sept. 5

Perhaps the most accurate way to describe Hembree's sound is a 1980s pop band that decided to start an Americana rock band, but they forgot to tell the keyboard player. With this unique sound, Hembree will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, at Marty's in the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther College campus. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office. 

Family Weekend 2015 schedule online

The Family Weekend 2015 schedule can be found online. Those who are coordinating campus events during Family Weekend (Sept. 25-27), or have special prices, hours of operation or other details, should check the schedule to ensure the event is accurately listed. Questions, corrections or submission? Contact Sue, <drillisu> before Tuesday, Sept. 1.


Celebrations this week


Aug. 25: Maryna Bazylevych
Aug. 26: AJ Perling, Deborah Norland, Stephanie Fretham
Aug. 27: Richard Merritt, Joan Zapiter
Aug. 28: Pamela Berg, Allen Hightower, Karla Gilbert
Aug. 29: Rachel Vsetecka, Chris Garcia-Prats
Aug. 30: Wayne Tudor, Nancy Barry
Aug. 31: Rebecca Sullivan, Danielle Kohut, Nathan Leistikow
Sept. 1: Victoria Christman, Amy Weldon, Lisa Lantz, Kyle Fey

Thank you

To the Luther community for the many expressions of sympathy at the time of our mom and mother-in-law's passing. It is such a comfort to feel the "Luther Family" surrounding us at this time. We are blessed. Thank you.

-JoAnn Uhlenhake, Jan Koenig, Janine Brandt and families

I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for all my cards and donations so far to help me get back and forth to Mayo. All the cards have lifted up my spirits, so thanks for them. I am on Facebook so you can add me as a friend.

-Rose Landa

"Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came!" Goodness, the song from "Cheers" couldn't have sung my time at Luther any better! As I recently finished one chapter to move to another, I leave with an immense amount of gratitude for all of you at Luther. To the finance and administration team who made my job so much easier because of all of your hard work. And to the faculty, staff and students who made Luther and Decorah home for me and my family over the past 18 years -- thank you so so much. So if your path leads you to the Park City, Utah area, I hope you will allow me to extend our home to you.

-Diane Tacke

New positions

Kris Bigler started her position as field placement officer Aug. 17. Her office is Koren 108, telephone 387-1548.

Sophia Engelman started her position as towers area coordinator Aug. 1. Her office is Brunsdale Lounge, telephone 387-1907.

Alfred Beseler started his position as Larson/Olson area coordinator Aug. 1. His office is Olson-second floor, telephone 387-1759.

Lisa Rogers started her position as Norby hall manager/Global Learning intern  Aug. 17. Her office is Larsen 125, telephone 387-1058.

Molly Ford started her position as women's soccer assistant coach Aug. 14. Her office is Regents Center 14D, telephone 387-1702.

Sam Pollen started his position as energy and waste fellow July 30. His office is Valders 372K, telephone 387-1797.

Ashley Dress started her position as food and farm fellow Aug. 3. Her office is Valders 372B, telephone 387-1600.

Job openings

Student Life case manager: The Student Life Office seeks candidates for this 10-month, 20 hour/week position. The successful candidate will have experience working with and supporting students through personal and academic concerns, especially at-risk, first-year students in the college environment. The case manager will work across multiple campus departments to identify resources, action plans and success benchmarks for individual cases. Effective written and oral communication skills are a necessity for this position as is the ability to quickly develop strong, helping relationships with students. Preferred experiences include a history of working with and advising college students and the ability to speak Spanish.

Book Shop marketing and merchandise buyer: .83FTE, benefit eligible, position of Book Shop Marketing and Merchandise Buyer will coordinate all promotions and events, maintain book shop web site, and purchase trade books and gift items. Excellent marketing, communication and organizational skills and retail experience with a strong desire to provide a high standard of customer service, as well as a high school diploma or equivalent, are required. Preference given to those with strong computer skills, including data entry, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Photoshop. Position also requires the ability to lift 50 pounds and move oversized boxes, the ability to stand for extended periods of time, and the availability to work approximately one Saturday per month.

Coordinator of music recruitment: Full-time position charged with maximizing Luther's recruitment efforts with respect to prospective students who have an interest in music as an academic major and/or an activity. Bachelor's degree is required. Candidates should have experience with and an understanding of music participation at the collegiate level and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience in sales, marketing, communications and higher education is highly desirable.

Administrative assistant: .83FTE administrative assistant to provide support to the biology and chemistry departments in Sampson Hoffland Laboratories, and the environmental studies and sustainability programs and physics and psychology departments in Valders Hall of Science. High school diploma or equivalent and five or more years administrative assistant experience required.

Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Ginger Meyette presented a workshop titled, "Out of the Closet: Normalizing Sexuality and Aging," at the Sexuality and Aging Institute, part of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit Aug. 14, in Washington D.C.

Keith Lesmeister '01, Dirk Marple '08, and Brett Steelman '14 recently presented "Along the Coast of Unexpectation: A Reading with Writers From the Driftless Region" at the North American Review's Bicentennial Writing Conference hosted by the University of Northern Iowa. 

Andy Hageman published "August on Sourdough" An Archival View of Gary Synder's Intercultural Poetics" in the summer 2015 issue of Western American Literature: A Journal of Literary, Cultural and Place Studies. To view this piece, visit: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/western_american_literature/toc/wal.50.2.html.


For sale: Maytag Dependable Care washing machine. Quiet, heavy duty, two-speed, super capacity, 10-cycle washer. Used, but in good condition. Some stickers on outside from previous owner, but cleans clothes well. Less than 10 years old. Must have way to pick up and move from our house. $75 or best offer. If interested, email Benjamin, <yatebe01>.

For sale: 1956 S-1 Kay 3/4 string bass. Value exceeds $2,000. Selling for $1,800. Contact Deborah, <norlandd>.

For sale: Murray YTD Yard Machine riding lawn mower. 17.5 HP Briggs and Stratton, 46 inch cut. Purchased in 1998 and serviced seasonally at Usgaard's or Power Mower. Works well and in very clean condition. Includes owner/service manual. Selling since received another mower from a relative. Asking $325 or best offer. Contact Dennis, <magnusde> or 419-5468.

For sale: iMac 5 computer. Comes with keyboard and mouse. In good condition, works fine and would be a great computer for children and general home use. $40 or best offer. Contact Bruce, <arenbr02>.

For sale: 2007 Chevy Trailblazer LT in excellent condition. Comes with 4WD, good tires, leather interior, heated/power driver and passenger seats, sunroof/moonroof, steering wheel stereo controls, cruise and hitch. Also has six-disc CD changer with Bose sound system, and includes Sirius/XM satellite radio and OnStar capabilities. Local vehicle with 107,000 miles. Asking $8,499. Call or text Blake Klein, (605) 391-5245 or (605) 390-3851.

Wanted: Full-sized or small deep freeze. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.

For sale: Tricycle for two to four year old. Hardly ever used. Asking $25. Contact Joyce at 382-6022. 

Babysitter needed: Seeking a responsible, engaging and caring babysitter for our almost four-year-old daughter on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall semester from 12:15-2:30 p.m. We live one block from campus, an easy walk or ride down the hill. Contact Heidi, [email protected] or (847) 894-7938. 

For sale: White frigidaire washer/set. They were bought new--the washer in 2005 and the dryer a few years later. The dryer works perfectly well but would need an electrical cord (can be bought for less than $20), and the front load washer works well except on large loads it may need to be put to spin cycle twice. Asking $200 for the set–you pick up. If interested, contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

For sale: Barely used Yamaha electric guitar bought new and used for six months in lessons. Comes with case, amplifier, cords and stand. Asking $125 for the set.
If interested, contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

For sale: Open hole flute. It was used by my daughter as a marching band flute for three years. The flute is not a name brand but works well and would be a good starter flute. Asking $50. If interested, contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

For sale: iPhone 5s, 16 MG. Purchased in Jan. 2014 and gently used. Compatible with iWireless, US Cellular and other GSM carriers. Selling for $275. If interested, contact Andrew, <whitan01> or call 517-1764.

Seeking 60s/70s rock band members: Interested in being part of a 60s/70s rock band?  This band is conceived as a low-key way to have fun together.  Minimum rehearsals based on the needs and availability of the band members.  Occasional gigs in the local area. Open to steady members as well as to occasional participants. Seeking vocalists, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, horns, etc.  If interested, contact Ginger, <meyegi01> or 419-6728.

For sale: Roland EM-10 electric keyboard. Due for a maintenance check. Selling for $70. Yamaha sustaining pedal, add $15. If interested, contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

For sale: LL Bean luggage piece. 18 wide x 10 deep x 26 long. One way rollers. Some scuffs from flight handling but well-made and still structurally sound. Selling for $40. If interested, contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

For sale: Vacuum cleaner: Quick Kleen Sanitaire, 840 watts, floor use only. Spare bags included. Selling for $40. If interested, contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

For sale: Hisense 50H5g 50-inch 1080 120 Hz Smart LED HDTV. This TV is slightly used, undamaged and in its original packaging. It is fully operational and functions as intended. Selling for $500 or best offer. If interested, contact Gifty, <arthgi01> or call (515) 441-4720.

Wanted: Bean-bag games that Rec Services could borrow Saturday, Sept. 5, for the first annual Bags Tournament during SAC Fest. Please contact Vicky, 387-2115, if you are willing to loan us your game.

Raffle tickets available: St. Benedict's Church is hosting Mass on the Grass on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m. at St. Benedict's school. As part of that event, St. Benedict's is selling 350 raffle tickets for $100 each with the winner getting their choice of $15,000 cash prize or a $20,000 voucher towards a car at Weis Buick. For more information, contact Dave, at <mitcheda>.


And finally...

August 25 is National Banana Split day. The origin of this delicious ice cream treat has been disputed for more than 100 years. Although Wilmington, Ohio, claims to have invented the sundae, the National Ice Cream Retailers Association certified Latrobe, Pennsylvania, as the birth place of the banana split. David Strickler, 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist, invented the sundae in 1904 and sold it for 10 cents, twice the price of other sundaes. With a scoop each of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, surrounded by a banana, topped with nuts and chocolate, strawberry and pineapple syrups, covered in whipped cream with a Maraschino cherry, the traditional banana split will always be a classic. Celebrate this holiday by grabbing ice cream at the Whippy Dip, Sugar Bowl or Culver's!