Tuesday, Nov. 17

TUESDAY 11/17/15

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Campus closing early Nov. 25

We are pleased to announce that offices can close early and staff are permitted to leave work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. Most non-exempt employees scheduled to work eight hours on Wednesday will work six hours and receive two hours of additional pay. Those employees who will have already worked their shift by 3 p.m. or those who must work their full shift because of the nature of their position will be given the option of taking two hours of paid time-off on a different day. If there are any questions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Human Resources.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

- President Carlson and the Cabinet


Holiday closure, change to flex check processing

The campus will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Midwest Group Benefits will not be processing flex checks the week of Nov. 23.

Hand deliver time cards to Payroll by noon Nov. 23

The college will be closed Nov. 26 and 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. This holiday schedule limits time for processing bi-weekly payroll for the pay period ending Nov. 20 with a pay date of Dec. 2. Therefore, timecards for the pay period ending Nov. 20 will be due in the Payroll Office by noon Monday, Nov. 23.

Supervisors should review and sign all time cards and deliver them to the Payroll Office by noon Monday, Nov. 23. Questions? Contact Korrine in the Payroll Office, 387-1135, or Andrew in the Office for Financial Services, 387-1697.

Save the date: Faculty/staff Christmas party Dec. 11

The Luther College Christmas party will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Luncheon fare will be served at stations throughout the upper level of the Union. An e-invitation and RSVP will be distributed in early December.

Printed directories now available

Printed directories are currently being distributed. Faculty and staff who do not receive one by the end of the week of Nov. 16, please contact Human Resources.

International Education Week Nov. 15-21

The Diversity Center, the Center for Global Learning and ISAA are partnering to offer a full week of activities to celebrate International Education Week, Nov. 15-21. This year's theme is "International Education: Advancing Access for All." For more information about the celebration, go to the Diversity Center website.

Philanthropy Week in the Union Nov. 17-20

Students are invited come to the Union and write thank you notes to their individual endowed scholarship donors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17-20. Faculty and staff are encouraged to share the news of this event in hopes of getting personal notes to as many of Luther's generous donors as possible. There will be snacks, and participating students will have a chance to win an iPad Mini.

LASO food drive Nov. 17-24

Luther Athletes Serving Others is sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive from Nov. 17-24. Food donations can be dropped off in a box labeled "LASO Food Drive" in the north and south foyers of the Regents Center. The finale of the food drive will be at the men's and women's basketball games on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Faculty and staff are invited to come out and give to a good cause while cheering on the Norse.

Sample local products Nov. 18

Join Dining Services for some local product sampling from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the C-Store courtyard. Featured companies include Timber Ridge Farm, O'Brien's Own Granola, WW Homestead Dairy and Wildwood Farms Trail Mixes.

Thanksgiving dinner at Pulpit Rock Brewing Company

Luther College alumni and owners of Pulpit Rock Brewing Company, Pete and Kari Espinosa, invite Luther students to a free Thanksgiving dinner from noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at Pulpit Rock Brewing Company. The dinner is split into four seatings to allow more people to attend; students may sign up to attend the dinner from noon-1 p.m., 1-2 p.m., 2-3 p.m., or 3-4 p.m. Students must sign up for the dinner in the Luther Diversity Center or online by Thursday, Nov. 19. No alcohol will be served at the event.

LIS Tip of the Month

LIS has started to automatically deploy workstation patching to all faculty and staff workstations. When prompted with the update, read the instructions carefully and install immediately or delay until a later time or date. More information on automated patching is available online. Questions? Please call the LIS Technology Help Desk at 387-1000.

Sustainability news: Less for more

Luther College has cut its emissions of greenhouse gases in half since 2004 while expanding the physical footprint of the college. A significant amount of that expansion includes the construction of our state-of-the-art science building. Luther has reduced energy consumption per square foot by 34.5 percent in this time frame. This drastic reduction in energy intensity has come about through comprehensive campus plans to incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Apply for LFA funding by Dec. 1

The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee has pooled the remaining funds in each of its funding categories into one general LFA fund and is now accepting applications for event funding. Applicants whose applications were previously declined can revise and resubmit their events and applications. Applications must be completed online by Dec. 1.

Visit Akimboo.com. Reduce low back pain.

Ever experienced low back pain? Want to know how to prevent it? Visit Akimboo.com for videos to reduce low back pain with Amanda Rhine. Akimboo.com is available to Luther College faculty and staff through Luther's wellness program.

New on luther.edu

Pedro Da Costa Cadalak '16 talks about how his work-study job in Luther's costume shop is giving him on-the-job experience he can use after graduation. And Kalinda Kolek '17 says she's gaining confidence talking in front of groups and developing new friendships through her work-study job as a student manager in the Caf.

Thanksgiving treats from the Luther Bakery

Let go of holiday baking stress: let the Luther Bakery make the pies, cakes, cheesecakes and rolls for Thanksgiving dinner. Order Thanksgiving treats by Wednesday, Nov. 18, at http://www.luther.edu/dining/catering/holiday/.

Signed copies of Chris Norton's book available in the Book Shop

Looking for an inspirational read? The Book Shop is selling signed copies of Chris Norton '14, and his father Terry Norton's new book, "The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes," for $18.99.

Children's bargain book blowout

The Book Shop is holding its annual children's bargain book sale. A great selection of books is available, including holiday titles; all books are priced under $6. The sale continues while supplies last.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Nov. 18: Brooke Joyce
Friday, Nov. 20
: Dale Nimrod
Monday, Nov. 23
: Jon Ailabouni, Luther College Jazz Band

Home sporting events this week

Nov. 17: Women's Basketball vs. UW-La Crosse, 7 p.m.
Nov. 21: Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving vs. UW-La Crosse, 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Nov. 17: Concert, Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 18: Concert, Concert Band, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Thursday, Nov. 19: Campus Conversation, "Racism, education and civil rights," 9:45 a.m., Marty's; Theatre Performance, "Sunday in the Park with George," 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Guest Lecture, Sandy Summers, "Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk," 7:30 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Friday, Nov. 20: Opera Performance, "A Rendezvous in Old Germany," 7 p.m., NRH; Theatre Performance, "Sunday in the Park with George," 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre

Saturday, Nov. 21: Opera Performance, "A Rendezvous in Old Germany," 1 p.m., NRH; Theatre Performance, "Sunday in the Park with George," 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Concert, Chamber Orchestra, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Sunday, Nov. 22: Concert, Jazz Orchestra, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Monday, Nov. 23: Recital, Student chamber group, 9 p.m., NRH

Luther College Woman's Club meets Nov. 17

The Luther College Woman's Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Peace Dining Room. Kirsten Roverud Heine will present "Project Care: Reaching Out to Support Area Foster Youth." Special music and refreshments complete the afternoon. All women are welcome.

Philharmonia concert Nov. 17

Featuring works of composers from France, America and Austria, Philharmonia will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the CFL Main Hall. Philharmonia will perform "Masques et Bergamasques" by Gabriel Fauré, an eclectic suite of shorter works by Aaron Copland and two works by Haydn. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Solar for Non-Taxable Entities' workshop Nov. 18

The Center for Sustainable Communities and the Winneshiek Energy District will co-host a workshop on third-party power purchase agreements for non-profit entities from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Dahl Centennial Union.

Concert Band to perform Nov. 18

The Concert Band will perform a fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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

The Luther community is invited to come together for a conversation about racism, education and civil rights from 9:45-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Marty's. The event will include a panel discussion featuring Ron Ferguson, Laura Fuller, Anna Jeide '16, and Pharez Monney '17. Lauren Anderson will moderate the conversation.

National Cross Country Championships send-off event Nov. 19

Three outstanding student-athletes will represent Luther at the 2015 NCAA Division III National Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Winneconne, Wisconsin. Lauren Mordini '16, Tyler Broadwell '16 and Isaac Jensen '17 qualified for the championships, which will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Students, faculty and staff are invited to a national championships send-off event at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Regents Center lobby. Join Luther Athletics for this 10 minute event to cheer on Lauren, Tyler and Isaac.

Nationally known nursing advocate to present lecture Nov. 19

Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH, will present the lecture, "Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the CFL Recital Hall. As the founder and executive director of the advocacy program The Truth About Nursing, Summers has generated a national media campaign to refute popular media's portrayal of nursing.

'Sunday in the Park with George' Nov. 19-21

The Visual and Performing Art department presents the musical "Sunday in the Park with George" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. The performances, held in the Jewel Theatre, are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and children, and free with a Luther student ID.

Student recitals

Christine Skogen '17 will perform an organ recital at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the CFL Main Hall.

Sarah Rickertsen '16 will perform a voice recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Noble Recital Hall.

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

Fall Opera Scenes performances Nov. 20-21

Students in the fall 2015 opera workshop course will present "A Rendezvous in Old Germany" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performances are open to the public with no charge for admission. The program features opera scenes from works including Beethoven's "Fidelio," Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro," Strauss' "Die Fledermaus" and Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel."

Donut Dash Fun Run Nov. 21

Luther College Dance Marathon is hosting a Donut Dash Fun Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. At a little over a mile, this race combines a competitive race with donut eating: every donut you eat during the race takes seconds off of your time. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot next to the Decorah pool. LCDM is a student organization that raises money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Iowa City. Registration is $10; registration forms are available online.

Chamber Orchestra concert Nov. 21

The Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Chamber Orchestra will perform Mozart's "Overture to Idomeneo," and Haydn's "Symphony No. 101 in D major." The orchestra will also perform Bach's "Concerto for Violin in A minor, BWV 1041," featuring Igor Kalnin, Luther visiting assistant professor of music, on violin.


Celebrations this week


Nov. 17: Susan Peterson, Anita Carrasco, Sheena Tollefson
Nov. 18: Stu Johnston, Jay Uthoff
Nov. 19: Janine Brandt, Mary Devine Meyer
Nov. 20: Kathy Euans, Cheryl Wangsness
Nov. 21: Bob Puffer
Nov. 22: Scott Carlson, Kristin Peterson
Nov. 23: Robert Shedinger
Nov. 24: Martin Klammer, Ann Landstrom, Eric Runestad


Nov. 20: James Iverson, 15 years


Lorraine Holthaus, who has worked for Luther for more than 24 years, has announced her retirement effective Dec. 31. In the weeks ahead we look forward to thanking Lorraine for her dedicated service to the college.

New positions

Faust Gertz started his position as programmer analyst on Oct. 19. His office is Main 12A, telephone 387-1307.

Heather Novak started as custodial staff Nov. 11. Her office is at Facilities Services, telephone 387-1145.

Job openings

Administrative assistant: The Financial Aid office is currently accepting applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) administrative assistant. This position will be the initial office contact for prospective and current students and their families in person, by phone and email. This person will be responsible for processing and tracking documents and preparing completed files for review, reviewing monthly office budget expenditures, coordinating the purchase of supplies and assisting the Human Resources and Payroll departments with clerical duties as needed.

Food and farm fellow: The Center for Sustainable Communities is currently accepting applications for the position of food and farm fellow. This is a 10-month, full-time, 40 hour/week position starting Feb. 1, 2016, and ending Nov. 30, 2016. The food and farm fellow will be responsible for day-to-day operations at the college farm, including student supervision, management of the community garden and carrying out plans for the 2016 season. Additional responsibilities will include marketing and communication, coordinating volunteer opportunities and tours, managing logistics for the Cafeteria to Community Program, implementing composting initiatives and coordinating food education classes.

Outdoor/environmental education fellow: The Center for Sustainable Communities is currently accepting applications for the position of outdoor/environmental education fellow. This is a nine month, full-time, 40 hour/week position starting Feb. 1, 2016 and ending Oct. 30, 2106. The outdoor/environmental education fellow will be responsible for planning, teaching and supervising environmentally focused programs and trips for Luther students and regional youth (pre-K through grade 12), including summer camp programming, pre-college courses and incoming first-year student trips. Additional duties will include assisting with development and training for Luther student trip leaders, coordinating weekend trip programs, and planning and coordinating a fall break trip for Luther students. Responsibilities also include marketing and communication, website management and program planning for the 2017 academic year.

Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Robert Christman has been awarded a six-month Humboldt Foundation "Grant for Experienced Researchers" to continue his work on the history of the early Reformation in Germany and the Low Countries. Funded by the German government, the Humboldt Foundation confers a limited number of such grants on promising young scholars and researchers from all disciplines and from around the globe in an effort to encourage their interaction with the German academic community.

Marie Drews' article, "'Off Balance': Talking About Girls' Health in the Era of the 'Obesity Epidemic,'" is included in the collection "Difficult Dialogues about 21st Century Girls," recently released by SUNY Press.

Todd Green gave a lecture titled "What Is Islamophobia, and Why Should We Care?" at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, on Nov. 10.

Spencer Martin and Xiao Hu gave a guest recital and taught master classes at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, on Oct. 28.

Spencer Martin taught a series of three pre-college viola master classes at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis on Nov. 6 and 7.

Jim Martin-Schramm presented "Climate Change is an Ethical Issue" to the Root River Conference of pastors in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod (ELCA) on Nov. 10.

Kate Narveson participated in two panels at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in Vancouver, B.C. She presented a paper on Lady Anne Twysden's manuscript devotions, and was an invited panelist, along with historians from UC Berkeley, Cambridge and the University of Michigan, leading a discussion on faith, doubt and atheism in the 16th century.

Gregory Peterson gave an organ recital at the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort, South Carolina, on Nov. 6. He also led a workshop with the church's handbell choir.

Britt Rhodes and Alma Gast '10, presented "Cultivating Compassion: The Importance of Sabbath-Keeping" at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work Conference Nov. 12-15 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Robert Shedinger gave the presentation "Islam as Religion: The Effects of Secularism on Living a Muslim Life" at the Islamic Organization of North America's annual convention, held Nov. 7-8 in Detroit, Michigan.

Elizabeth Steding presented the paper "Teaching East German Literature on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall" at the History of Education Society Conference on Nov. 6 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Brooke Joyce's songs, "Dal Canzoniere di Umberto Saba," were performed on two concerts Oct. 24-25, at the Opus Concert Cafe in Cedar Rapids and the Des Moines Social Club, as part of a concert series sponsored by the Iowa Composers Forum.


Ride wanted: Luther faculty member seeking rides to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with Luther faculty or staff. Need a ride to MSP (or, in a pinch, Rochester) anytime after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Also looking for a ride from MSP back to Decorah at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. Happy to cover gas money. Contact Alyssa, <hennal02>.

Found: A set of keys was left on the counter at Facilities Services the first week of November. The ring contains two vehicle keys and three smaller keys. Stop by Facilities to claim.

For sale: Home for sale one block from campus, immediate occupancy. Three bedrooms, a full bath, dining area and kitchen on the main level. The lower-level walkout has two bedrooms, a full bath, a family room and utility room. New windows, hardwood floors on the main level. $124,900. Contact John, <[email protected]> or 380-0612.

For sale: GE 20.3 cu. ft. bottom freezer refrigerator (this model, in black), $500. Contact Marie, <drewsmar>.

For sale: Whirlpool Duet Steam washer (3.5 cu. ft.) and dryer (6.7 cu. ft.), $500 for the set. Contact Marie, <drewsmar>.

For sale: Ikea Klippan loveseat with two covers, $75. Contact Marie, <drewsmar>.

For sale: Grey TV stand, $20. Contact Marie, <drewsmar>.

J-term babysitter wanted: Do you love spending time with adorable, easygoing kiddos? If so, we are hiring a sitter for our one-year-old during J-term 2016, Monday-Friday, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. We pay well and treat our babysitters well. We live an easy walk from campus, and we can provide references from other Luther students who babysit for us. Contact Jennifer, <selfje01>, if interested.

For sale: Nintendo DS games: Professor Layton and the Last Specter, $15; Pokémon Conquest, $25; Pokémon White Version 2, $30; Pokémon Black Version 2, $30; (all previous games come in original cases); Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, $15; Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation, $25. Willing to make a deal if you want all of them. Call or text Larsson Shockey, 380-4792.

For sale: Nintendo DS games $10 each or 3 for $25: MarioKart, Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Swamp, Phineas and Ferb Across the 2nd Dimension, Transformers Autobots, Cooking Mama 3 Shop & Chop, How to Train Your Dragon (all previous games come in original cases), Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, Bakugan, Bakugan: Defenders Core, New Super Mario Bros. Willing to make an even better deal if you want all of them. Call or text Larsson Shockey, 380-4792.

For sale: Women's Nike tennis shoes, size 9.5, navy with aqua accent color, barely worn. Asking $75. Contact Bridget, <chribr03> or 419-2530.

For sale: House for sale five blocks south of campus. Updated three-bedroom, two-bath ranch with full basement, big family room, and attached oversized two-car garage in a quiet neighborhood halfway between Luther and downtown Decorah. Contact Ellen, <modeel01>.

Wanted: Looking for a basic Verizon phone (not a smartphone) with a QWERTY keypad for texting. Contact Lane, <schwla01>.

Wanted: New faculty member looking to buy some firewood for the winter season. Contact Joseph, <kremjo01>.

Free: Four, two-drawer filing cabinets; three metal, one wood. One high-back, padded desk chair. Nothing matches... but they're free. You come get them and they're yours. Call or text Julie, 380-4792.


And finally...

"When the world says, 'Give up,'
Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'"

-Author unknown