Tuesday, Oct. 6

TUESDAY 10/6/15

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Call committee formed

President Carlson has appointed the following individuals to the College Ministries Call Committee: Andrew Last (chair), Gifty Arthur '17, Carter Johnson '16, Martin Klammer, Kristin Swanson, Madeline Jungbauer, Ryan Gjerde and Karen Martin-Schramm. Mike Blair will serve as an ex-officio member.


Fall break hours

Preus Library
Friday, Oct. 9: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Oct 12-13: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 8 a.m.-midnight

Legends Center
Friday, Oct. 9:6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10:9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 11: 2-7 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-13: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Regular hours resume Thursday, Oct. 15.

Welcome desk and Dahl Centennial Union

Friday, Oct. 9: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-13: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Oneota Market

Friday, Oct. 9: Closes at 3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 12-14: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Book Shop
Friday, Oct. 9: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 12-14: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9: Closes at 5 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Oct. 10-14: Closed

Nordic Brew, C-Store, Grab-N-Go
Friday, Oct. 9: Closes at 5 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Oct. 10-14: Closed

Friday, Oct. 9: Closes at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Oct. 10-13: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-7:30 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Friday, Oct. 9: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 10-11: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 12-14: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

United Way campaign underway

This year's United Way campaign is off and running, raising money to assist residents of Winneshiek County. Please fill out the bright yellow donation flier you received and return it to Human Resources. United Way of Winneshiek County is assisting two more agencies this year, for a total of 20, and is trying to raise $160,000, all of which goes to the agencies. Questions? Ask UW board members Kim Bohr <bohrki01>, Peggy Lensing <lensinpe> or Ellen Modersohn <ellen.modersohn>.

WALKtober has arrived

It isn't too late to join WALKtober! This is a walking challenge sponsored by Wellness to encourage participants to move a little more. Email Vicky, <jaegervi>, to sign up today!

Dining Services E-Newsletter 

To stay in the Dining Services loop on specials, schedules and hours over school breaks, head to http://goo.gl/jCQsRL and subscribe to the Luther College Dining Services E-Newsletter. It is sent out once a month with the most up-to-date reminders and information regarding all things Luther College Dining Services.

Health Service flu clinic

Tuesday Oct. 20: 2:30-4:30 p.m., Regents Center

The flu vaccine is available at Health Service any time during office hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Cost is $25 for the injection, $30 for nasal mist. Staff/faculty check or cash. Students can charge to their student account.

New on luther.edu

Three more students share their internship experiences: Read about Rachel Madryga’s 8 a.m. to midnight, every day, stint at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design; Lindsay Getschel’s summer with the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C.; and Anika Hansen’s work at the Wisconsin Badger Camp in Prairie du Chien, serving people with developmental disabilities.

Also see the new Luther College Giving website, now optimized for online giving and simpler to use. The Center for Sustainable Communities website is also updated to reflect the work and mission of the center. Contact Tabita Green, <greeta02>, with questions or comments.

Book Shop deadline

The Book Shop is continuing textbook returns to publishers this week. If you still need course materials for your classes for this term, please purchase them now. Thank you.

National Student Day celebration in the Book Shop

The Book Shop will honor Luther students on National Student Day, Thursday, Oct. 8, for their volunteer efforts and work in making the world a better place. Join us that day and "Dare to Take the Challenge." Try your luck at testing Jelly Belly flavors and receive an extra 10 percent off already low-priced clearance items.

National Student Day contest

Luther students: Bring your cameras/smartphones and take a selfie in the Book Shop. Post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #GIVEME5NS anytime between now and Oct. 22 and you may be eligible to win a $500 gift card from Luther's Book Shop. Go to https://www.facebook.com/NationalStudentDay for more information. Winners will be announced Oct. 26.

LIS tip

Keyboard shortcuts are easier and faster than using your mouse. For example, use ALT + TAB to switch to another running program. For more shortcuts, visit http://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips/.

LED video display and statistic panels donated

Thanks to a generous leadership gift from Kent '57 and Mitzi Evenstad of Monona, Wisconsin, Luther has purchased an indoor LED video display board and statistic panels with electronic captions to enhance the existing scoreboard in the Regents Center gymnasium. The Norse Athletic Association provided additional funding support. The video display and statistic boards were installed in early September, and will be phased into use over the next year.

Akimboo.com: Home and workplace wellness

​Take two minutes to check in with your mind and body with Beginners Guided Meditation for Desk Workers now on Akimboo.com. ​Video was shot and edited by Maseeh Ahmed '13, from a tranquil beach in the Maldives.

Luther announces lawn spray days 

Luther will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for students, employees and visitors and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 9, with Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11, set as back up days as needed.

In response to community requests, Ivan Hackman, Luther manager of environmental services, has established a no-spray "buffer zone" that will be observed around the pool lawn so that the play area for children is protected. Other no-spray "buffer zones" include the dike areas, edible landscape areas and the Sustainability House. Spraying will take place after normal work hours and on weekends.

Luther College Dance Marathon seeks Miracle Families

Luther College Dance Marathon is in search of Miracle Families. Any family with a member that has been treated at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital is invited to participate. Throughout the year our organization seeks to build relationships with individual families in the area and build a supportive community made up of students and families alike. If your family is interested in participating or you know of families that are eligible, please contact us, <lcdm_families>. Or find us on the web at https://www.luther.edu/dance-marathon/ or www.facebook.com/LutherCollegeDanceMarathon


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Paula Carlson; Cantorei
Friday, Oct. 9: Tyler Broadwell, senior chapel; Cathedral Choir

Fall Break Oct. 12-14: No chapel

Home sporting events this week

No home events this week.

Events this week

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Guest Lecture, Jonathan Rattner, documentary filmmaker, 7 p.m., Valders Room 206;
Open Mic Night, 9 p.m., Marty's
Thursday, Oct. 8: Center Stage Series, "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler," 10 a.m., CFL, Main Hall 

SAC Open Mic Night Oct. 7

Kicking off Homecoming week, SAC Homecoming will host Open Mic Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 in Marty's. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Open Mic Night gives talented students the opportunity to showcase their abilities for their peers.

Jonathan Rattner guest lecture and film screening

Serving as artist-in-residence for the 2016 Oneota Film Festival, Jonathan Rattner will present a guest lecture and film screening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Valders Room 206. The lecture and screening are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Opera alumni to host career talk

Luther alumni Andrew Stenson '08 and Emily Fons '06 will present career talks at Luther in October. Stenson will speak at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, and Fons will speak at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Both career talks will be held in the Noble Recital Hall. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther Emeriti Colloquium Oct. 8

The second meeting of the Luther College Emeriti Colloquium will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Mott Room. Mark and Lois Finanger will reflect on their 28 years of living and teaching in Saudi Arabia.

Student recitals

Logan Larson, senior from Waukee, Iowa, will present a composition recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Noble Recital Hall. A reception will follow the recital. Both the recital and reception are open to the public.

VPA presents 'Love and Information' 

The Visual and Performing Arts department presents the play "Love and Information" by Caryl Churchill and directed by Bob Larson. The performances, held in the Jewel Theatre, are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.  

Center for Sustainable Communities cooking class Oct. 16

Fall is here, which means soup season has officially begun! Come learn how to make borscht, a Ukrainian dish made from beets, from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Valders 379. The instructor for this class is Maryna Bazylevych. Register for the class online.

SAC Flamingo Ball tickets on sale

Student Activities Council invites the public to this year's SAC Flamingo Ball. Come celebrate and dance to the sounds of variety band The Sevilles at 9 p.m. homecoming Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Regents Center Main Gym. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu.

MKTO tickets on sale Oct. 6 

American musical duo MKTO will perform at Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the Regents Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets for the performance are $30 and are available for purchase beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6


Celebrations this week


Oct. 6: Ken Larson
Oct. 7: Chris Johnson, Julie Shockey Trytten, Aaron Nordheim
Oct. 8: Nathan Ersig
Oct. 9: Kathy Buzza
Oct. 11: Joe Thompson
Oct. 12: Kris Agena, Brenda Ranum
Oct. 13: Terry Sparkes 


To Elizabeth and Hans Finanger on the birth of Libby Louise Finanger Sunday, Sept. 27, just as the the lunar eclipse began. All is well!


To Steve Kurash on the Oct. 4 death of his father-in-law Robert "Bob" Chihak, 84, from rural Elma, Iowa. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Conway-Markham funeral home, Elma, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial is at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. 

New positions

Michelle Einck started as administrative assistant, Valders and Sampson Hoffland Laboratories, Sept. 2. Her office is Sampson Hoffland Lab 231, telephone 387-1117.

Jennifer Self started as off-campus programs advisor in the Center for Global Learning Sept. 21. Her office is Larsen Hall 127, telephone 387-1275.

Job opening

Public Services Specialist: LIS seeks a part-time (.37 FTE) public services specialist to join our User Services and Circulation teams to provide circulation and research help services and to manage the public services equipment. The public services specialist will provide circulation services on Saturdays and some weekday hours, will participate as a member of the Circulation and User Services teams, and supervise daily production of LIS student employees working at the Circulation and Technology Help desks. A high school diploma, or equivalent, and good communication skills are required; associate's or bachelor's degree and experience in a library environment preferred.

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.


Melanie's Batoff's review essay on Ute Evers and Johannes Janota's four-volume Die Melodien der lateinischen Osterfeiern (The Melodies of Latin Easter Reenactments) appears in the Oct. 2015 issue of Plainsong and Medieval Music, pp. 229-234, published by Cambridge University Press.

Alexandra White's article "Writing For the Real World: Business Communication for College Students" was published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice. 

Sarah Brandt '15 won the "Singing with the Broadway Stars" competition, part of the CSS performance of "Neil Berg's '100 Years of Broadway.'" The competition, sponsored and judged by the cast of the show, invited Luther students and local residents to audition to sing with the cast during the Sept. 18 show in the CFL. Brandt is the daughter of Janine Brandt.   

Check out the most recent Ideas and Creations blog posts where La Donna McGohan asks "Should the nursing major belong at a liberal arts college?" and Brooke Joyce suggests perhaps big business should start taking lessons from musicians.


Singers wanted: Decorah Youth Choirs is accepting new members and invites all singers from pre-K through ninth grade to participate in a rehearsal, with no obligation, as part of October Bring a Friend Month. Rehearsals are 4:15-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays for students in pre-K through sixth grade and 5-6 p.m. Sundays for grades 7-9. After school care is also available from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Scholarships are available--everyone gets the opportunity to sing! Rehearsal location is First Lutheran Church. See http://www.decorahyouthchoirs.org/ or email Jennaya at [email protected].

For sale: 2007 Cadillac DTS with 53,000 miles. Pearl white, very clean and in excellent condition. $12,900, can be viewed online. Contact Marcia, <gullick> or 387-1400.

Housing wanted: Luther professor seeking housing for Feb. 1 through May 2016. Looking for one-bedroom apartment or house. Non-smoker, no pets of my own. Returning to Luther to work for spring semester. Contact Paul <paul>.

Vacuum cleaner wanted: Looking for a used but functioning vacuum cleaner that you're willing to part with for a minimal price. Contact Yang Wang, <wangya01> or (573) 356-1666.

For sale: Barely used, high quality, stainless steel chimney liner for brick chimney. Single wall insulated, six-inch diameter x 34-foot length. Includes chimney cap and double wall house entry. Selling due to unexpected change in house plans. Contact <enosbejo> or 380-4185.

Babysitter available: My name is Lianna Stewart and I am a student at Luther. If you need a trustworthy sitter for kids or pets, I would love to help you out! I have lots of experience with babysitting and would provide excellent and fun care! References available upon request. Contact me at anytime, (608) 212-8180 or <stewli03>. I'd love to hear from you!

For rent: Two-bedroom apartment near Luther. No pets, no smoking. Available Oct. 1. Call Mary at 380-5430.

Beer drinkers and faith thinkers wanted: A group of young adults (post-college) gathers on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at T-Bocks to hang out and have conversation about faith and life. Join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Contact <bills> with questions.

Found: Jeep key, attached to the fob that opens the door, found on the dike walking/running path, just a bit north of the Luther tennis courts. I brought it to the Information Desk in the Union, go there to claim it.

Garage sale: One day only, rain or shine, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. No early sales. Stuff and more good stuff! Antiques, collectibles, household items, books, clothes. Something for everyone! 504 East Main, Decorah, in alley behind house. Questions? Contact < buzzka01>.

Free gas stove: Magic Chef, 1980s model. Works okay, but is finicky. Oven temp must be set 15 degrees higher than called for to get near the right temperature. Someone handy with appliances might be able to get it in better working condition. Stove is in front yard of 203 Hollihan St., Decorah. You can back up into the driveway to load.  All yours if you want it. Questions? Contact <mcnimo01>.


And finally...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"One important thing to know is that you're still the same person during it. You're stripped down to near zero. But it seems that most people come out at the other end feeling more like themselves than ever before. I'm more eager than ever to do what I did. I want to do everything."

-Kylie Minogue on the positive side of having breast cancer

Positive and healing thoughts to all the survivors and those surviving breast cancer, their families and friends.