Tuesday, Sept. 8

TUESDAY 9/8/15

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Strategic Initiatives: Seeking feedback

President Carlson invites staff and faculty to share comments about the draft "Strategic Initiatives 2018" document 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.

Luther awarded $1.5 million federal TRIO grant

Luther has been awarded a five-year federal grant to continue and enhance it's TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO provides participating students with holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes academic success, personal development and a sense of community. In the first year, Luther will receive $284,754. The total five-year amount is projected at approximately $1.5 million. Luther's TRIO Achievement Program currently serves 185 students, including nearly 60 first year students.


Parking and traffic notice

On Saturday, Sept. 12 we anticipate heavy traffic and parking congestion in the Regents Center area as Luther hosts the All-American Cross Country Invitational, a football game, tennis match and Community Day. Expect delays when traveling through this area. To help alleviate the congestion, students are encouraged to park in the Farwell lot instead of Regents Center on Saturday.

To accommodate the large number of buses transporting teams to the events, we will be imposing parking restrictions for the library and city pool lots. The entire pool lot will be closed to all vehicles except buses beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.

The same restrictions will apply to the commuter parking section on the east side of the library lot as well as the two general parking rows just west of the commuter section.The remaining area of the library lot will be open as usual. Vehicles parked in the restricted areas will be subject to ticketing.

We appreciate your cooperation as we take this opportunity to welcome so many to the Luther campus. Contact Campus Safety and Security with questions, 387-2111.

Electric vehicle survey

Luther is investigating the installation of a few electric vehicle charging stations on campus. The Center for Sustainable Communities would like to gain a better understanding of interest in and ownership of plug-in Electric Vehicles and Plug-In Electric Hybrid Vehicles. Those who own one of these cars or have plans to purchase one, please take the time to fill out this short survey

Open portrait studio days

Need a passport photo or an individual photo for the Luther website or directory? Stop by the Visual Media office, 213 Union, between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on one of the following days:

Thursday, Sept. 10
Thursday, Oct. 8
Thursday, Nov. 12
Thursday, Dec. 10

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. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000, with questions.

Student H Drives

H Drive storage space is provided to students enrolled in a computer science course and continuing students who already have an H Drive. Starting fall semester 2015, incoming students are to use Google Drive for file storage. For details, see Student H Drives.

Regents Center fall semester 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. 

Akimboo.com: Home and workplace wellness

Akimboo.com is available to Luther faculty and staff through Luther's wellness program. Follow the two minute yoga and pilates videos to energize your day.

Faculty/staff pilates

Join Bridgette Mitchell for a six-week pilates session Sept. 7-Oct. 19. Class is offered Mondays from noon-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 Bridgette, [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.


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/.

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 aired Sept. 3. Listen online or tune in locally to FM 89.5.

Frydenlund exhibit 'Object and Ideas' featured at The Pump House in La Crosse through Sept. 26

The Pump House Regional Art Center in La Crosse is featuring an exhibition of new works by Sarah Frydenlund in its Kader Gallery through Sept. 26. Through drawing, writing, and a collected archive of digital images and objects, these two and three-dimensional works explore the balance of relationships of personal and cultural perceptions through both scientific and lyrical language.

Merritt's works on display at Luther through Oct. 18

Data is ubiquitous in the modern world. Facts and figures fly from immediate sources and countless numbers clutter people's lives, losing meaning to abstract ideas. Richard Merritt, Luther College professor of art, investigates the visual principles of big data through a series of paintings and drawings in his art exhibit "Schemata."

"Schemata" is on display Sept. 7-Oct. 18 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery of the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus. A gallery reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

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 is on display Sept. 7-Oct. 9 in Preus Library.

A reception for Phan will be held from 4-5:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Hovde Room of Preus Library. The reception, hosted by Phan's sister Clara Knudson and her husband Karl, is in conjunction with Phan's exhibition. The reception and exhibit are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Reception for Pastor Amy Zalk Larson Sept. 10

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.

Luther College Emeriti Colloquium Sept. 10

Members of the Luther community are invited to attend a new monthly colloquium series hosted by the Luther College Emeriti Faculty. The first colloquium is at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Mott Room in the Union. This month's topic is "Luther College Football in Norway," presented by head football coach Aaron Hafner and Norse Football player James Ostlie.

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

Faculty and staff and their families are invited to enjoy a day of food, fellowship and fun at Fall Community Day, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Regents Center. A full schedule of events is available online. Registration is required; the picnic costs $5 per person. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 387-1164.

Parents can reserve free "GO NORSE!" game pass t-shirts for their children. Shirts must be picked up at the picnic. This event is sponsored by Bank of the West.

Admissions hosts Science Exploration Day Sept. 12

Luther invites high school students to campus for Science Exploration Day on Saturday, Sept. 12. The day is designed to provide students with a hands-on laboratory experience alongside Luther science professors and students. Labs include Chemistry and Crime, Psychology: Do You Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve?, Using Simulation Experiences to Save Lives, and Physics Research at Luther, and several other options.

Faculty Artist Series: Michael Chesher, clarinet

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.

Luther to host organ scholar John Keys Sept. 13

Organ scholar and honorary fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians John Keys, will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is presented as Luther's Annual Benefactor's Organ Recital, featuring outstanding artists of international caliber performing on the Robert Sipe mechanical action organ. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Jonathon Struve, voice

Jonathon Struve will perform a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in the Noble Recital Hall. Jessica Paul will collaborate with Struve on the piano. This evening of art song will feature selections from the Mörike-Lieder of Hugo Wolf, mélodies by Gabriel Fauré, and American art songs by Ned Rorem and Lee Hoiby. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther to host Sept. 14 College Night for area high school students

Northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota high school students and their parents will have an opportunity to talk with representatives of more than 60 higher education institutions on Monday, Sept. 14, at Luther College. College Night will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Sports and Recreation Center at the college's Regents Center, located on the lower campus.

Luther Woman's Club meeting Sept. 15

President Carlson is the special guest and speaker at the Luther Woman's Club meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Peace Dining Room. The event includes music, a brief business meeting, refreshments and social time. All women are invited. A shuttle will depart from the pool parking lot at 1:10 p.m.

Paideia Texts and Issues lecture: Anna Peterson

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.

Svend Rønning violin recital and public lecture

Luther's music department is pleased to host Svend Rønning in a guest violin recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Noble Recital Hall. Rønning will also give a public lecture on Scandinavian music at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. Both the recital and the lecture are open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Neil Berg's "100 Years of Broadway"' Sept. 18

Singing with five Broadway stars can become one singer's reality at "Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway.'" As part of Luther's Center Stage Series, the show celebrates Broadway with a live music production of great moments from the finest Broadway shows of the century at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in the CFL Main Hall.

Chance to sing at Center Stage Series program '100 Years of Broadway'

Vocalists 13 years and older are invited to audition to sing on stage with the stars of "100 Years of Broadway." Two winners and up to 10 runners-up will be selected by a panel, comprised of the producers and singers of the show, and Neil Berg himself, for a chance to sing on stage with the Broadway and receive complimentary tickets to a performance in the 2015-16 Center Stage season.

Anyone who submits a video to sing with the Broadway stars by Sept. 14 will receive discounted tickets to the performance; age 19 and older can purchase a ticket at the discounted rate of $15 and those age 18 and younger can order a complimentary ticket. Discounts are available by calling the Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357.

Faculty Research Symposium Sept. 19

The third annual Faculty Research Symposium will begin at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in Valders 206. The symposium is designed to showcase the interdisciplinary conversation that is at the heart of Luther's liberal arts tradition. Following a brief welcome session, concurrent panels will take place at 10 a.m., 12:30 and 2 p.m. The day will culminate with a harpsichord performance by Kathy Reed, instructor in music, at 4 p.m. in the Jensen-Noble Recital Hall. A complete program and schedule of speakers is available online; the event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Amy Engelsdorfer, flute

Featuring a selection of French works for flute, Amy Engelsdorfer, will perform a flute recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

APO-sponsored blood drive Sept. 21 and 22

Give a pint, get a pint! Donate a pint of blood and receive a coupon for a pint of Culver's custard. APO is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Brunsdale Lounge in Towers. Make an appointment online at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. For more information, contact Mikayla, <brocmi01>.

Family Weekend Sept. 25-27

Family Weekend 2015 is scheduled for Sept. 25-27. The schedule for the weekend is online. In the interest of conserving resources, a small supply of hard-copy Family Weekend brochures will be printed for distribution to families; they will be available on the Saturday morning of Family Weekend, in the Union lobby. Questions about Family Weekend can be directed to the Development Office, 387-1862, or Sue Drilling, 387-1100.


Celebrations this week


Sept. 8: Helen James, Brenda Leibold, Cindie Gunderson, Michelle Strafelda
Sept. 9: Jessica Spier
Sept. 10: Heidi Snell-Anderson, Caleb Padilla
Sept. 11: Pedro Dos Santos
Sept. 12: Ben Moore
Sept. 13: Judy Schnitzler, Maren Beard, Vanessa Wiest
Sept. 15: Zachary Ruot


To Judy Riha and family on the death of her mother, Doris Balik, 78, of Protivin. Services were held on Friday,
Sept. 4, in Protivin, Iowa.

New positions

Megan Sherman began her position as administrative assistant, Facilities Services, Aug. 31. Her office is in Facilities Services, telephone 387-1046.

Sally Ming is working as a temporary administrative assistant in the President's Office. Her email is <mingsa01>, telephone 387-1001.

Job openings

Instructional technology librarian: Full-time instructional technology librarian to join Luther's Library and Information Services team and provide leadership for planning, implementation, management, evaluations and support of technology in the Luther College curriculum. A master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program as well as demonstrated skill in current and emerging technologies is required. Preference given to those with an interest or expertise in one or more of the following: user experience, usability testing, media copyright, software licensing, Moodle learning management system, project leadership or other relevant area of specialization, and experience working with library materials for instruction and outreach.

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.


Brian Canton's article, "The Transition from Animal Capital to Land Capital in Colonial Punjab, 1850–1900," was published in Capitalism Nature Socialism, Vol. 26, Issue 3, 2015.

Todd Green participated on an author panel at the annual meeting of the Islamic Society of North America in Chicago, on Sept. 5. The panel profiled authors of recently published books on Islam.

Keith Lesmeister's short story, "What It Looks Like," was published in the U.K. journal Literary Commune. His essay, "One Hundred Dollars," was published in Drafthorse.

Luther College has been awarded a five-year federal grant for its' TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO provides participating students with holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes their academic success, personal development and sense of community. The grant, which covers a five-year period, allows Luther to continue and to enhance the TRIO program. Luther will receive $284,754 during the first year of the grant, and the total five-year amount is projected at approximately $1.5 million. The Luther College TRIO Achievement Program currently serves 185 students, including nearly 60 students entering Luther this fall. New this year, incoming TRIO students have access to a course that serves as the foundation for their learning and development over the next four years.

Luther has received a $20,000 grant from CIC-NetVUE, the Council of Independent Colleges-Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education. The NetVUE Chaplaincy Implementation Grant will support a one-year series of student-faculty-staff retreats focusing on the exploration of vocation.Specifically, these retreats connect College Ministries with the Career Center and faculty advising as they work with sophomore students, with a focus on those who have not yet declared an academic major.The first small group retreat for selected staff and faculty who are fairly new to the college, was held in August and led by Brenda Ranum, director of the Career Center; Mike Blair, campus pastor; and Ann Landstrom, strengths program coordinator; with special speaker Nancy Barry, professor of English. Ruth Kath is serving at the CIC-NetVUE project director.


Lost: Silver necklace with small diamond. Lost on campus sometime last week, possibly in the Regents Center. Reward for safe return. Contact Nick, <gomersni>.

Volunteers wanted: Prairie View Vineyard near Decorah will host it's annual Fall Harvest from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11-13. Volunteer harvesters are welcome at anytime. Lunch will be served Saturday and Sunday; snacks, pop and bottled water are available each day. Map and details at www.prairieviewvineyard.com. To reserve your spot, contact Ashley, <dresas01>.

Picnic: All are invited to the "Welcome Friends and Neighbors Picnic" from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 701 Iowa Avenue, Decorah. Come join in food, fellowship, live music and kids' activities in the beautiful back yard, and meet our new pastor while you're at it–your old friend Amy Zalk Larson. Contact Lise, <kildegli>.

Nordic dancing selskap (party): Support the Senior Nordic Dancers as they work to meet their fundraising goal for their 2016 tour of Norway. Join the celebration from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at T-Bock's Upstairs in Decorah. Free event with suggested free will offering. Live and silent auction including paintings by Mary Ann Gloe, Story People, Doug Eckheart, carvings from Jon Hart and much more. Nordic-inspired appetizers donated by local restaurants and famed local chefs. Norwegian string music performed by the Nordic Dancing Orchestra. Rommegrot and lefse bar. Contact Loren, <tousl01>.

Cub Scout recruitment: Cub Scouting is for boys in first through fifth grade and offers fun activities such as hiking, archery, pedal cars, biking, swimming and camping underneath the stars. What young boy could ask for more? Come learn more about what Cub Scouting can offer from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Whalen Cabin or contact Janet, <hunterja> or 380-3951.

For sale: The Music Department has five 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: Emerson microwave, $15. Black and green, 1350 watts. Contact Anna, <desafr01>.

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: 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. Price reduced to $450. Contact Gifty, <arthgi01> or (515) 441-4720.


And finally...

September is National Preparedness Month, a time focused on being prepared for emergencies. Last week we talked about the first step: making a plan. This week we're making a kit.

The most basic kit includes:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

For great disaster supply kit lists see: www.ready.gov/kit.