Tuesday, Oct. 13

TUESDAY 10/13/15

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Luther College 2016-18 Priorities

President Carlson is pleased to share the next iteration of the "Strategic Initiatives 2018" document discussed earlier this fall. The revised document, which is being shared with the Board of Regents, reflects the helpful feedback provided by faculty and staff. The document is available online.

UAV policy

Luther has adopted a policy to regulate the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on campus. The full policy is available online


October staff meetings

This month's staff meeting will include an HR/OFS presentation on how to make payments to individuals, and we will hear from Chandra Jennings, Luther's new Wellness Program director. The meeting will be held in Peace Dining Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, and at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. All staff are strongly encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

Fall break hours

Preus Library
Tuesday, Oct 13: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 8 a.m.-midnight

Legends Center
Tuesday, Oct. 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
Tuesday, Oct. 13: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. 

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 13-14: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Book Shop
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 13-14: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 

Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 13-14: Closed 

Nordic Brew, C-Store, Grab-N-Go
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 13-14: Closed 

Tuesday, Oct. 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
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 13-14: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Planning for the next cottonwood tree

Do you love the cottonwood in front of Main? Do you want to help figure out where to plant the next generation? The Land Use Committee is seeking feedback regarding a potential site for Luther's next cottonwood tree. A clone of the cottonwood has been made and is ready to be planted, but we want you to help us decide on a location. Lend your voice to the conversation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Valders 362.

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>.

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.

New on luther.edu

New on the website are profiles of non-profit founder Eli Williamson '02, and Megan Clark '05, who talks about her career at the Chicago History Museum. Research team members Erin Ellefsen '17, John Doorenbos '16, and Kyle Fey, assistant professor of mathematics, talk about their work on a mathematical model of vaccinations.

Also, the Residence Life website is new and improved, redesigned to be more inviting with lots of pictures and comparison charts on the first-year hall pages.

Akimboo.com: October wellness challenge

Every time you watch an Akimboo stretching or guided meditation video this month, your name will be entered to win a free private session with Amanda Rhine from Discover Happy Pilates Studio in Decorah. Get started with this two minute Beginners Guided Meditation.

Yoga classes begin Oct. 21

Join Molly Lesmeister for an eight-week yoga session Oct. 21-Dec. 9. Class is offered Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in Studio II in the CFA. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Props provided, no experience necessary. Registration is $24, checks can be made payable to Luther College, payment due the first day of class. Email Molly, <[email protected]com>, to register.

WALKtober is here

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!


Chapel this week

Oct. 12-14: Fall break, no chapel
Friday, Oct. 16: Julia Wharff Piermont ’85 and Collegiate Chorale, Homecoming Chapel
Monday, Oct. 19: Storm Bailey

Home sporting events this week

Oct. 14: Soccer vs. University of Dubuque, women at 5 p.m., men at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17: Football vs. Buena Vista University, 1 p.m.

Opera alumna to host career talk

Luther alumna Emily Fons '06 will present a career talk at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

VPA presents 'Love and Information' 

The Visual and Performing Arts department presents the play "Love and Information" written 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 soup 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.

Homecoming 2015 Oct. 16-18

Luther will celebrate Homecoming 2015 Friday through Sunday, Oct. 16-18, bringing more than 5,000 students, alumni and friends of the college to the Luther campus for class reunions, sporting events, music, dance, theater and other events. A complete schedule is available online.

Jazz ensembles perform in Marty's Oct. 16

Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in Marty's. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. Swinging arrangements from the 1940s, '50s, '60s and '70s will have audiences heading for the dance floor.

Luther alumni siblings' mixed-media works on display Oct. 16-Dec. 6

Inspired in part by the history, culture and geography of South Africa, siblings Elsa (Otte) Hammond '62, Paul Otte '63 and Daniel Otte '63 will present a mixed-media exhibit Oct. 16-Dec. 6 in the upper-level foyer of the CFL. A reception for the artists will be held 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 17. Both the exhibit and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Book Shop to host Homecoming book-signings

The Book Shop will host book-signing sessions Saturday, Oct. 17, as part of Luther's Homecoming weekend. Six members of the Luther community including Doug Eckheart, Luther professor emeritus of art; Allisa (Vanderpool) Vermillion '90; Chris Norton '14; Robert Shedinger, Luther professor of religion; Todd Green, Luther associate professor of religion; and Tabita Green, Luther director of web content; will sign copies of their books at the Book Shop. A complete schedule is available 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.

Homecoming Concert Oct. 18

Featuring Luther's premiere touring ensembles, the Homecoming Concert is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert includes performances by the Luther Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, and Nordic Choir. The concert, open to the public with no charge for admission, will be streamed live at: stream.luther.edu.

Luther Woman's Club meeting Oct. 20

Facts on the proposed fiber utility for Decorah will be presented at the Luther College Woman's Club meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Peace Dining Room. Presenters are Jim Fritz of the Decorah Fast Fiber committee and Jon Lubke, Winnshiek County information technology director. All women are invited. The afternoon includes a music presentation, brief business meeting and social time. A shuttle to the Union will leave from the swimming pool parking lot at 1:10 p.m.

Oen Fellows lecture Oct. 20

Filmmakers and visual artists David and Hi-Jin Kang Hodge will give the 2015 Oen Fellows lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the CFL Recital Hall. The lecture, titled "Impermanence: The Time of Man," is also part of the 2015-16 Religion Forum series and the Paideia Text and Issues Lecture series. A reception will follow in Qualley Lounge. Both the lecture and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Dorian Community College Choral Invitational Oct. 21

Luther will host the second annual Dorian Community College Choral Invitational on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Jenson-Noble. Choirs and individual students from area community colleges will participate in a full day of activities to experience music at Luther. The public is invited to attend the 1-2 p.m. rehearsal in the Noble Recital Hall.

Center Stage Series: Lucky Plush Productions presents 'The Queue' Oct. 24

Lucky Plush Productions will perform "The Queue" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18. Featuring live music by The Claudettes, "The Queue" unfolds in a fictional airport, where travelers stumble humorously and awkwardly into each other's private lives. Equal parts dance and theater, Lucky Plush takes the experience of waiting in an airport and makes it come alive in surprising and relatable ways.

MKTO tickets on sale now

American musical duo MKTO will perform at Luther 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 may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu.

Residence hall trick-or-treating

Luther community members and their families are invited to trick-or-treat in first-year residence halls Brandt, Olson and Ylvisaker. Trick-or-treating will take place in the halls from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Participating rooms will be identified by a pumpkin on the door. There will also be games, crafts and cookie decorating.


Celebrations this week


Oct. 13: Terry Sparkes
Oct. 14: Heather Armstrong, Caleb Barnes
Oct. 15: Alex Jackson
Oct. 16: Rebecca Boehm Shaffer
Oct. 17: Corey Landstrom


Oct. 8: Arleen Orvis, 25 years


To La Donna and Greg McGohan on the birth of their baby boy, Oliver William McGohan. Oliver was welcomed into the McGohan family on Wednesday, Oct. 7.  


To Philip Freeman and family on the death of his wife, Alison Dwyer. Alison died at home on the morning of Oct. 14. Funeral arrangements will be announced through local media.

To Amy Weldon on the death of her father, Howard S. Weldon, Jr., M.D., of Phenix City, Alabama, on Oct. 1. His obituary can be viewed online

To Lisa Witzke on the death of her father, Donald "Eric" Witzke, 74, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Oct. 3. His obituary can be viewed online.

High school student help wanted

Luther Dining Services is now hiring high school students age 16 years and older. Part-time shifts available: 4:30-9 p.m. and weekends. Enter applications for the "Weekend Food Service Worker position (Decorah, IA)" at http://sodexo.balancetrak.com/

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.


Using the Reason CMS software project as a case study, Tabita Green, along with representatives from Beloit College, Carleton College and Kalamazoo College, presented on the topic of inter-institutional collaboration at the 2015 HighEdWeb conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Kristy Gould was the invited speaker for the Drake University Science Colloquium Series on Sept. 25 in Des Moines. Her talk was titled "Bird Brains: Corvid Cognition and the Blue Jay" which included research that she and Luther College students have done investigating blue jay
cognition over the past five years. 


For sale: Jeri Laursen is selling many of her quilting and craft supplies from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 701 Iowa Ave. Fabric, quilt books, individual quilt patterns, thread, projects, blocks, counted cross stitch supplies and kits, stamps, storage bins, etc. Stop by for a fun shopping spree! Questions? Contact Jeri, <[email protected]> or (608) 498-8069.

For sale: Large, solid 32"x16" pedal board for guitar effects pedals. Pedal board is new, asking only $25. If you want the ATA flight case for it, I will sell both for only $150. Also selling one Pedaltrain Metro 16 pedal board for guitar effects pedals. Includes soft case. Asking $50. Mint condition. Contact Tim, <schweizt> or 419-1886.

For sale: The time has come for me to part with my beloved. I simply cannot travel with my cello anymore. This cello has a vibrant tonal quality and a very rich overall sound. It is an Eastman Andreas VC 305 cello, made in 2008. It is a 4/4 (full size). Completely new synthetic strings as of August 2015. It would come with an Eastman bow as well as a soft case and rock stop. I paid around $2,000, I am asking $1,500 or best offer. Thank you for helping this cello find a good home. Contact Ian, <carsia01>, for pictures or to meet the cello in person.

Housing wanted: I'm a Seed Savers employee and summer cottage refugee for the winter. Does anybody have sabbatical leave or need someone to care for their place this winter or know anyone that does? I love pets and am a responsible 26-year-old gal. Contact Korbin, <[email protected]> or 538-1521.

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.

Pancake eaters wanted: Come and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast at St. Benedict School from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. Breakfast is prepared and served by the Decorah Lions, Parent School Association, and school families. Tickets are available through all St. Benedict school students, at the school office, or may be purchased at the door. Prices are $7 for adults, $5 for students 4-12, 3 and under are free. Take out meals are available. Contact Jamie, <gavlja01>, for more information.

Yoga in the classroom: Help us bring relaxation, focus and emotional health to Decorah schools with yoga videos and posters. Support this exciting project and receive fun perks! Contact Tabita, <tabita.green>, for more information.

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.

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.

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...

A little Charles M. Schultz to brighten your day:

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today, it is already tomorrow in Australia."

"Life is like an ice cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time."

"Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me 'This is going to take more than one night.'"

"If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself."

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."