Tuesday, Sept. 1

TUESDAY 9/1/15

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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 Post: 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 a listening post Friday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m 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.

Strategic Initiatives: Seeking feedback

President Carlson invites staff and faculty to share comments about the draft "Strategic Initiatives 2018" document which is posted on KATIE. Those enrolled in KATIE will find the document in the "Planning Documents" section within the "Office of the President" category under "My courses." Those who are not enrolled should search for "Planning Documents" in the 'Course search' box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, accede.

After reading the draft, you are invited to give feedback. The document will also be discussed at the September staff meetings. For more information contact the President's Office, 387-1001.

Fall semester Opening Convocation 

Join the community in celebrating the start of a new academic year and welcoming the class of 2019 at Opening Convocation 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. 


Review your directory information

Preparation for the 2015-16 Luther College Faculty-Staff Directory has begun. Employees should review current information at directory.luther.edu and send any changes to <hr> as soon as possible.

Reminder: Air Travel Mileage form

This is a reminder to anyone traveling on applicable college business to fill out the Air Travel Mileage form as a Google form or a paper form. As a charter signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, this form is used to keep an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. 

KATIE upgrade postponed

KATIE will remain on version 2.6 for the fall 2015 semester and will not upgrade to version 2.8 until after the semester. The upgrade has been postponed to provide additional time for testing the new version. If you have any questions, contact the LIS Technology Help Desk at <helpdesk> or 387-1000.

Regents Center building hours

Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 

PLEN Ellie (Stack '94) Shaw Scholarship

Public Leadership Education Network announces the Ellie Shaw Scholarship. Established in March 2015, the Ellie Shaw Scholarship aims to fulfill PLEN's mission to increase the number of women in top leadership positions influencing all aspects of the public policy process. The scholarship is open to all students, with preference given to Luther students attending PLEN seminars. Apply at http://eepurl.com/bwCrg1.


2015-16 Texts and Issues lecture series 'Impermanence: Embracing Change'

Sept. 15: "Narrating Change: Norwegian Women's Abortion Letters," Anna Peterson, assistant professor of history
Oct. 20: "Impermanence: The Time of Man," David Hodge and Hi-Jin Kang Hodge, Invited Oen Fellows
Feb. 16: "Identity and the Academy: Embracing Change," Britt Rhodes, associate professor of social work and Brad Chamberlain, professor of chemistry
March 15:  "Back to the Future: Understanding the Anthropocene," Laura Peterson, associate professor of environmental studies/chemistry

All 2015-16 Texts and Issues lectures are held at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall and are open to the public with no charge for admission. For more information on the lecture series see: http://www.luther.edu/paideia/texts/.

'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 the 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.

MPR to broadcast original works by Luther composition students starting Sept. 3

World-renowned string quintet Sybarite5 worked with student composers at Luther during fall semester 2014. The ensemble was so impressed with the talent and expressiveness of the six students that Sybarite5 performed the student works in a concert titled "Six for Five: New Works by Luther Students for Sybarite5" in the CFL Recital Hall on Nov. 13, 2014. Over the next several weeks Classical MPR will broadcast interview highlights and the student-composed pieces. The first installment is 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Listen online or tune in locally to FM 89.5.

Lynn Williams retirement celebration Sept. 4

Please help us honor Lynn Williams on her retirement. Join the biology, chemistry, psychology, physics and environmental studies departments as we host a reception for Lynn from 2:30-4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, in the Sampson Hoffland Laboratories Atrium. Thank you for helping us celebrate Lynn's 30 years of service to the college.

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 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, in Marty's. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or via the Luther Ticket Office.

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 CFL Main Hall. 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 alumnus Tuan Phan's photography on display Sept. 7-Oct. 9

While Vietnam is a unique and culturally diverse country, many aspects of it elude the public eye. Luther alumnus Tuan Phan's art exhibit, "Photos of Vietnam," explores sides of the country not often seen. The exhibit, on display Sept. 7-Oct. 9 in Preus Library, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty/staff pilates

Join Bridgette Mitchell for a six-week pilates session Sept. 7-Oct. 19. Class is offered Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in Studio II in the CFA. Modifications are offered for all fitness levels. Registration is $24 and includes a free bonus class during fall break. Register by emailing Bridgete, [email protected].

Luther lunch hour yoga

Join Molly Lesmeister for a six-week yoga session Sept. 9-Oct. 14. Class is offered Wednesdays at noon in Studio II in the CFA. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Props provided, no experience necessary. Registration is $18. Checks can be made payable to Luther College, payment due the first day of class. Register by emailing Molly, [email protected]com.

Reception for Pastor Amy Zalk Larson

Join the community in thanking Pastor Amy Zalk Larson for her 10 years of service to the college at a reception from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in Hammarskjold Lounge, with a brief program occurring at 3 p.m. In August, Pastor Amy began serving Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah.

SAC Spotlight presents Dred I Dread Sept. 11

Performing original reggae, ska, rocksteady and dub music, Dred I Dread will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Marty's. Tickets are $10 and available online or via the Luther Ticket Office. The event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council–Spotlight Committee.

Luther celebrates Fall Community Day Sept. 12

Luther College invites alumni, parents and friends of the college to enjoy a full day of food, fellowship, fun and sports at the 2015 Fall Community Day beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Regents Center. Registration is required. The picnic and football game costs $5 per person. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 387-1164. This event is sponsored by Bank of the West and Luther.

Faculty Artist Series: Michael Chesher clarinet recital Sept. 12

Michael Chesher and special guest clarinetist Tod Kerstetter from Kansas State University will collaborate with Jessica Paul, piano, and Lynne Postudensek Hart, clarinet, on a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in Luther's Noble Recital Hall. The program, consisting of varied works for one, two or three clarinets, bass clarinet and basset horn, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Paideia Texts and Issues lecture: Anna Peterson Sept. 15

In the opening lecture of the 2015-16 Paideia Texts and Issues series, Anna Peterson, Luther College assistant professor of history, will present the lecture, "Narrating change: Norwegian women's abortion letters," held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the CFL Recital Hall. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Qualley Lounge. Both the lecture and the reception are 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. Information and registration are available online.


Celebrations this week


Sept. 1: Victoria Christman, Amy Weldon, Lisa Lantz, Kyle Fey
Sept. 2: Trish Neubauer, Kari Goodno, Nate Walker, Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre
Sept. 3: Mary Ann Haugen, Amy Webber, Eric Ellingsen, James Garcia-Prats
Sept. 5: Peter Linge
Sept. 6: Amy Wrightsman, Debra Esp
Sept. 7: Jolene Tweten
Sept. 8: Helen James, Brenda Leibold, Cindie Gunderson, Michelle Strafelda


Sept. 1: Amy Webber, 20 years; Vicky Jaeger, 25 years; Terry Sparkes, 25 years; Donna Ryant, 35 years
Sept. 2: Lynn Williams, 30 years; Kathleen Riley, 30 years

New at Luther.edu

Read about the summer experience that Blaise Schaeffer '16 and Michael Moore '16 had at IBM in Rochester, Minn. They were part of a team that won the top prize in a software development competition among nearly 100 interns.

Also new online are video interviews with alumni Karla Bloem '94, biology, Eli Williamson '02, communication studies, Matt Cox '08, museum studies and history, and Bailey Miller '09, English.

And see seven new videos about student/faculty summer research projects here.

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.


Robert Christman recently received two two-month grants for further work on his current research project, a study of the Protestant Reformation's first executions and their historical impact. One grant came from a private German foundation, the Gerda Henkel Stiftung; the other is from the German Academic Exchange Service.

Lindsey Row-Heyveld published "Reading Batman, Writing X-Men: Superpowers and Disabilities in the First-Year Seminar" in the October 2015 issue of Pedagogy. The issue is available online.


For sale: The Music Department has five surplus pianos for sale. All the pianos are Baldwin/Hamilton studio sized pianos. The pianos are available for sale from $300-$995 and will be sold as is, no warranty, and the buyer will be responsible for transport. Please contact Mike Reiter, <mdreiter440> or 387-1204. Proceeds go to the Music Department to help maintain the current collection of pianos

For sale: Used Weber 22 inch Original charcoal grill, $5. Contact Jim, 382-3108.

For sale: Marin 29er mountain bike. Muir Woods medium frame, good condition. $300 or best offer. Contact Kent, 419-5681.

For sale: Corner entertainment center. Three glass shelves and mount for flat screen television. New sells for $110. Will sell for $50 in like-new condition. Contact Kent, 419-5681.

For rent: Spacious three-bedroom condo on the west side of Decorah. 2,300 square feet. Master bedroom, master bath, gas fireplace, sunroom, attached garage, no pets/no smoking. Available Oct 1. Call Mark, 380-9101 or 382-0901.

For rent: Two bedroom apartment near Luther. Off-street parking, no smoking. Available Sept. 1. $825/month, utilities included. Call Mary, 380-5430.

Dog foster care needed: Looking for a dog lover to foster my puppy Benji during my senior year at Luther. Benji is a small dog; he weighs only two pounds. He is currently five months old and is a Teddy mix with Shi Tzu cross. I am willing to pay for everything needed (vet bills, food, etc.) I just want to find him a safe and loving family to stay with that is also willing to give him back to me when I graduate from Luther. Contact MaiTeng, <mouama01> or (651) 353-7731.

For sale: Tricycle for two to four year old. Hardly ever used. Asking $25. Contact Joyce, 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/dryer set. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.  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. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

For sale: LL Bean luggage piece. 18 inches 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. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

For sale: Vacuum cleaner: Quick Kleen Sanitaire, 840 watts, floor use only. Spare bags included. Selling for $40. 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. 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 willing to lend us a set.


And finally...

September is National Preparedness Month, a time focused on being prepared for emergencies. The first step is to make a plan. Start to make a plan for your family, your home, your kids and your workplace at http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan. The website contains several helpful, printable documents at no cost. Time spent preparing for emergencies gives people a solid foundation when emergencies hit.