Tuesday, Nov. 3

TUESDAY 11/3/15

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College Resource Council minutes

College Resource Council minutes are posted on KATIE. Search for "College Resource Council" in the "search courses" box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, accede.


November staff meeting

The agenda for the November staff meeting includes presentations on Norse athletics, Title IX, and music organizations and tours. The meeting will be held in Peace Dining Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, and again at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12. All staff are strongly encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

Norse Fan of the Game

Know a young kid who would enjoy being the Norse Fan of the Game? Have a kid in mind that would enjoy the opportunity to be introduced at a home event and spend time with Luther student-athletes, email Alex Smith, associate athletic director, at <smithale>. 

Campus Programming reminder

All public events are to be planned with the Campus Programming Office in order to both secure time on our campus calendar and to reserve a facility. All events, or rooms needed for any use, including non-public meetings, can be reserved by submitting a Reservation Form. Events are not to be advertised until finalized with Campus Programming.

Luther lights

With the help of LaCrosse consulting company Michaels Energy and a number of student volunteers, Luther completed a comprehensive campus lighting survey in 2014-15. Every classroom, office and open space was evaluated for enhanced energy reduction features, including occupancy sensors, daylighting and multi-level switching. This evaluation also paved the way for future energy efficiency initiatives such as LED lighting for offices and public spaces. Contact Sam, <pollsa01>, for more information.

United Way campaign update

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the United Way of Winneshiek County. Those who have not yet donated may do so any time. A prize drawing among donors will be held Nov. 20. Luther contributions usually make up 12-15 percent of the campaign goal. Currently, we are at 4.7 percent. This year, the United Way is assisting 20 agencies who ensure people in need have food, heat, shelter, and other necessities. Please give completed donation forms to Human Resources. Need a form? Please email Ellen, <modeel01>.

Davis Projects for Peace

Luther has been invited to participate in the summer 2016 Davis Projects for Peace. Since 2007, Luther students have carried out summer peace projects in 12 different countries around the world.  

Luther students (working alone or in groups) interested in designing and implementing their own grassroots projects for peace are encouraged to submit proposals of three pages or less by Jan. 11. Each project selected receives funding of $10,000.   

For additional details and application information, contact Jon Lund, Luther's Davis United World College Scholars Program campus contact, <lundjon>, or Terry Sparkes, director of College Honors, <sparkete>.

Akimboo features Amit Sood, M.D.

Akimboo.com is pleased to feature a reflection on the practice of kindness by Amit Sood, M.D., director of research and practice in the Complimentary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic. Sood is the author of "The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living." Luther's Wellness Program provides Akimboo.com to promote home and workplace wellness.

Tone Zone class

Tone Zone class is held from 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday in the Regents Center dance studio. All are welcome to join the class when it fits into your schedule for a 25 minute workout.

LIS tip: Lock your devices

Always lock your screen when you are done with a device to avoid people seeing your screen. For example, Windows + L will quickly lock a Windows computer. For more locking tips on different types of devices, visit http://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

NCUR applications due Nov. 9

Luther students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, to be held April 7-9, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Applications for the on-campus selection process are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at https://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/honors/grants/NCUR/

New on luther.edu

On the Faculty Stories page, read about Rachel Brummel, environmental studies; Andy Hageman, English; Steve Holland, economics; Jodi-Meyer-Mork, education; Guy Nave, religion; Rita Tejada, Spanish; and Alexandra White; management.

On the Internships Stories page, Fabian Pop, Kyle Knudson and Hannah Kuehner tell about their summer work with the National Bureau for Migrations in Guatemala; Twin Fin Aquaponics, an urban farm startup; and Chicago's Athletico Physical Therapy, respectively.

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Joe Breitenstein, Lauren Anderson, Susan Peterson, Kristin Peterson and Julie Strom Hendrickson! Please enjoy a free lunch on us in the Caf or Grab-N-Go! Joe, Lauren, Susan, Kristin and Julie were randomly selected from the November faculty/staff birthday calendar.

Advent calendars available in Book Shop

The Book Shop is selling Advent calendars with chocolate behind every window. Hurry in! Priced at $2.75, they will go fast!


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Nov. 4: Ginger Meyette, Aurora
Friday, Nov. 6
: Mona Nelson
Monday, Nov. 9
: Eric Ellingsen, Vocal Jazz

Weekday Chapel begins a new series, "A More Excellent Way." Throughout the month of November, chapel preachers will explore themes from First and Second Corinthians. Join us as we consider how questions of faith and learning in the early church inform contemporary conversations of faith, spirituality and life together.

Home sporting events this week

Nov. 6: Cross Country JV Cup, women at 3:30 p.m., men at 4:15 p.m.
Nov. 7: Football vs. Loras College, noon; Swimming and Diving vs. Grinnell College, men and women at 1 p.m.; Wrestling alumni/intrasquad meet, 2:30 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Nov. 3: Campus Conversation, "Islamophobia, education and civil rights," 7 p.m., Marty's; Concert, Brass ensembles, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 4: Concert, Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Friday, Nov. 6: Center Stage Series, The 5 Browns, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Saturday, Nov. 7: Concert, Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Brass ensembles concert Nov. 3

Luther's brass ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the CFL Main Hall. Ensembles include Horn Choir, Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir and the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. The Clarinet Choir will join the brass ensembles for the concert. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Keep It Going event: A campus conversation on Islamophobia, education and civil rights

The Luther community is invited to reflect on the arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim student from Texas, at 7 p.m Tuesday, Nov. 3, in Marty's. A panel with Todd Green, Jeannette Pillsbury and students will open conversation around this event and what it means for Luther students. The discussion will encourage reflection on U.S. education and justice systems. The conversation will be moderated by Robert Shedinger.

Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble concert Nov. 4

Varsity Band and the Wind and Percussion Ensemble will present a fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

CANCELED: Peace Scholars presentation

2015 Peace Scholars Emily Holm and Katie Kovacovich will host a brown-bag lunch presentation at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Borlaug Room to share their experience in the Peace Scholars program. Luther is one of six colleges that sends students on scholarship to participate in this prestigious program each year. Students who are interested in the Peace Scholars program are encouraged to attend the presentation. Norwegian treats will be provided.

Center Stage Series: Sibling piano quintet The 5 Browns Nov. 6

Waking up classical music with their fresh energy and dynamic sound, sibling piano quintet The 5 Browns will perform as part of the Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18.

Student recitals

Kate Gerike '16, will perform a piano recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.

Peter Swanson '16, will perform a cello recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8.

Daniel Ray '16, will perform a violin recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Ray is the recipient of the 2015 Hemp Prize.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Both the recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Financial Aid 101: Demystifying and understanding Luther's process

The financial aid arms race seems to be on everyone's radar if you work in higher education. Interested in learning about the financial aid process and how we award aid at Luther? Please join Jan Cordell, director of Financial Aid, and Scot Schaeffer, vice president for Enrollment Management, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, or from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the CFL Recital Hall.

Launching Luther Leaders presentations Nov. 10 and 12

The Launching Luther Leaders senior class will present their change projects from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Nov. 12, in Williams Lounge. Please stop by to view their posters and to learn about all the incredible things they are doing. 

'Unmasked' photography exhibit opens Nov. 12

Freelance photojournalist Lynn Johnson depicts recovering veterans of the Middle East wars in her large-scale photography exhibit "Unmasked: Soldiers Heal from Blast Force Damage," on display Nov. 12 to Jan. 10 in Preus Library. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

A gallery reception will be held from 5-7:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Hovde Room. A special invitation is extended to area veterans and their families to come together for the reception.

CSS presents 'Letters Home' Nov. 12

The Griffin Theatre Company will perform "Letters Home" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in CFL Main Hall. Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18; there will be a special discounted ticket price of $15 for men and women who have served or are currently serving in the military.

School Matinee Performance: 'Letters Home' Nov. 13

Luther's School Matinee Performance series presents the Griffin Theatre Company's "Letters Home" at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance, recommended for students in grades 6-12, brings to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East and their families. The matinee performance is modified for school-age audiences.

Sustainable Communities cooking class Nov. 13

Throughout the year the Center for Sustainable Communities provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to experience new cooking skills and techniques through a variety of classes. Try your hand at making the Ukrainian version of stuffed cabbage from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in Valders 379 with Maryna Bazylevych. Stuffed with a mixture of rice, meat and vegetables and served warm, this may be the perfect dish to warm up those chilly fall evenings. Register for the class online.

Motionpoems showing Nov. 13

Minnesota poet and executive and artistic director of Motionpoems, Inc., Todd Boss, will present a showing of short film adaptations called motionpoems at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in Valders 206. Motionpoems turn contemporary poems into short films. The films—each two or three minutes long—combine striking visuals with music and spoken word. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Dorian Keyboard Festival Nov. 13-15

Luther will host the 58th annual Dorian Keyboard Festival Nov. 13-15, welcoming middle and high school piano and organ students from across the Midwest for a chance to experience Luther, work one-on-one with music faculty and perform in public recitals. The festival includes several recitals and performances which are open to the public with no charge for admission. 

APO Parent's Night Out

Alpha Phi Omega, a student-led service fraternity, will host a kid's activity night for children ages 5-11 from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Regents Center North Gym. The cost per family is $15/child for the family's first two children and $5 for each additional child. Directions, online registration and more information can be found online.

Inaugural Norse Unity Bowl Nov. 15

Luther's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will host a Special Olympics bowling event and introduction of athletes at halftime of the Luther men's basketball game at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the Regents Center. Bowling will follow at Oneota Lanes, 400 N. Mill St., Decorah. Registration deadline is Nov. 8.

Symphony Orchestra concert Nov. 15

The Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present their fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in the CFL Main Hall. The orchestra will perform selections from Bernstein, Arvo Pärt, Sergei Prokofiev and Dvorák. The concert will feature Namuun Tsend-Ayush '17 on violin. Tsend-Ayush is one of the winners of the Department of Music 2015 Concerto Competition. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. 


Celebrations this week


Nov. 3: Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Kevin Werges
Nov. 4: Joyce Becker, Doug Craft, Maggie Britton, Emily Mineart
Nov. 6: Joseph Breitenstein, Cindy Leonhart, Mary Teslow, Laurie Bouska
Nov. 7: Nancy Gates Madsen, Anna De Santis, Ann Pitz
Nov. 8: Mark Faldet, Carol Johnston
Nov. 9: Lauren Anderson
Nov. 10: Beth Ray Westlund, Sarah Goetsch


Nancy K. Barry participated in the NONFICTION NOW conference held in Flagstaff, Arizona, Oct. 29-31. She gave a paper on "The Audible Essay" as a contributor to the panel, "Making Radio Waves: The Craft of Public Writing."

Todd Green was interviewed in the latest issue of Islamic Horizons, a magazine published by the Islamic Society of North America. The interview focuses on Green's newest book, "The Fear of Islam," as well as his views on the racialization of terrorism, U.S. support for torture, the gendering of radicalization theories, and the relationship between Islamophobia and other forms of racial and religious bigotry. The article can be accessed online.

Green also participated on an interfaith panel at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, on Oct. 22. The theme of the panel was "If I Am Only For Myself," and its focus was the importance of standing up for the religious "Other." The panel was sponsored by Drew's Center on Religion, Culture, and Conflict. 

Jessica Paul appeared recently as guest artist and clinician at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where she taught a master class to voice and piano students, then performed in concert with soprano Rachel Ware Carlton, class of '06 and former faculty member, and soprano Emily Davis '13. Carlton is the director of graduate and undergraduate music and assistant professor of voice at Silver Lake College. Davis is an adjunct member of the voice faculty at Silver Lake.

Keith Lesmeister's essay, "On Guns and Gun Control," was published in The Good Men Project.

Rita Tejada's annotated edition of "Cosas añejas: Tradiciones y episodios de Santo Domingo" has been published by Archivo General de la Nación in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The book was released on Oct. 27 at the Book Fair of Dominican History.


Found: Three rings have been found and turned into the Registrar's Office. Come to Main 123 to identify and claim.

Baby-sitter wanted: I am looking for a female college student who would be willing to watch my three kids every once in a while on weekend nights. Contact Anna, <desafr01>, for details and more information.

For rent: College-owned two bedroom, one bath apartment for rent. New linoleum and carpet, located close to campus. Rent is $530 a month plus electric. Water and cable included. Contact Ivan, <hackiv01> or 387-1668.

For rent: Four to five bedroom house for rent at 205 Court St. Could be used as personal residence or for commercial business. Detached two car garage, within walking distance from downtown. No pets, no smoking. $1,000 per month plus utilities. References and one month deposit required. Contact Bonnie, 382-9631 or 380-7245.

For rent: Three to four bedroom house for rent at 412 Winnebago St. Two and a half baths, hardwood floors throughout. The home has a main-level master suite with private bath. Stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer are provided. This house is only blocks away from the downtown area, schools and trails. The yard is fenced and pets will be allowed with references. Rent is $750 per month. Email Tade, [email protected], for a rental application.

For sale: 2008 Ford Fusion with black exterior, tan interior and new tires. 103,000 miles. Great car, just switching to SUV. Asking $7,500 or best offer. Email Sheena <tollsh01> for pictures. For more information, call Adam, (507) 459-5040. 

For sale: As LIS collects used technology equipment that has served its purpose on campus, we list these items for sale in a buy-it-now approach. This sale is open to the general public. A current list of items, purchasing guidelines and general information is available online. Items change as our inventory changes. Pickup point is Preus Library 221, where items are acquired and a disclaimer signed.

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 Tuesday, Nov. 3. Contact Matt <bills> with questions.

Luncheon: The community is invited to a soup luncheon from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 701 Iowa Ave. Free will offering. Baked goods and attic treasures will be for sale. Silent auction featuring a necklace designed by Norma Refsal and a holiday table setting for seven. Questions? Contact Dave, <judiscda>.

Soup supper: Homemade chili, chicken noodle, bean with ham and cheeseburger soups will be served, along with home-baked bread, bars, pies, desserts and refreshments, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. Carry outs are available in church-provided containers. Free will donation. Please come and join us! Questions? Contact Jan, <koenigja>.


And finally...

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe