Tuesday, Nov. 24

TUESDAY 11/24/15

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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

Vice president for development search

President Carlson has appointed the following faculty and staff to the search advisory committee for the search for the vice president for development: Associate Dean and Professor of Physics Jeff Wilkerson, who will serve as secretary; Eric Runestad, vice president of finance and administration; Richard Bernatz, professor of mathematics; Joan deAlbuquerque, associate professor of music and director of bands; Rebecca Sullivan, associate professor in library and information studies and Paideia director; Renae Hartl, athletic director and head softball coach; and Brenda Ranum, director of the Career Center. Liz Vanden Burgt, managing partner of Schall Executive Search of Minneapolis, will assist with the search.


Thanksgiving break hours

Regular hours resume Monday, Nov. 30

Preus Library
Tuesday, Nov. 24: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 26-28: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 29: 6 p.m.-midnight

Legends Center
Tuesday, Nov. 24
: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25
: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 28
: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29
: 5-8 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome desk
Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 24-25
: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27
: Closed
Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 28-29
: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oneota Market
Wednesday, Nov. 25
: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 26-29: Closed

Book Shop
Wednesday, Nov. 25
: 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 26-29: Closed

Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store, and Grab-N-Go
Tuesday, Nov. 24: Closes at 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 25-29: Closed

Tuesday, Nov. 24: Closing at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 26-27: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 28: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 29: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-7 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Wednesday, Nov. 25: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 26-29: Closed

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 holiday, Midwest Group Benefits will not process flex checks the week of Nov. 23.

Snow removal request from Facilities Services

With winter weather upon us we ask that whenever possible that overnight parking on the campus streets be avoided during snow events. This will help to ensure that the snow removal crew can do a better job of clearing the streets and in a timelier manner. Thank you, Facilities Services

Flu clinic Dec. 1

Iowa is one of three states in the nation with the highest estimated influenza activity right now. This is a reminder that the flu virus is circulating and the flu vaccine is the best tool we have to prevent it. Health Service will hold another flu clinic from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Union. Vaccine is also available during office hours at Health Service.

Mumps outbreak at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is experiencing a large number of mumps cases on their campus. Health officials are asking that with the holidays fast approaching, students need to be aware of this risk as they may encounter individuals from other campuses. Students who have not received the required two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) should do so at their earliest convenience, either at Health Service or at home over break.

Finals prep week

A campus programming reminder to all that Tuesday-Sunday, Dec. 8-13, is considered finals prep week and is intended to provide additional space for students to prepare for tests, papers and finals. These six days are set aside for academic preparation for finals, and Luther does not schedule public events during this time—including student led events. Exceptions include only athletic events, social gatherings, Christmas in the Union, and Kwanzaa.

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.

Text reminders for events on campus

Want to know what is happening tonight at Luther? Text LCCAF to 36000 to receive text messages about the Student Activities Council and Performing Arts Committee's latest and greatest events and programming.

LASO food drive Nov. 17-24

Luther Athletes Serving Others is sponsoring a Thanksgiving food drive through Nov. 24. Food donations can be dropped off in the boxes 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.

Habitat For Humanity gingerbread house fundraiser

Luther College Habitat for Humanity is selling homemade gingerbread house kits for $10 each to raise money to help reduce the cost of their alternative spring break trip. Each kit will contain pre-baked gingerbread, icing, and assorted candy to use for decoration. What better way to celebrate the holidays than making a gingerbread house with friends and family? Email Mikayla, <brocmi01>, to purchase a kit.

Course evaluations for fall 2015 now available on KATIE

Course evaluations have been loaded into KATIE sites for all fall 2015 courses. To administer course evaluations, instructors must make sure the course itself and corresponding evaluation are made visible to students. Note: if using a KATIE metacourse, course evaluations will be loaded into the original standalone courses and cannot be moved. For full details and related directions, please see this post on the LIS blog.

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: Local electricity generation

Luther and the City of Decorah are leading the way in local electricity generation. On Nov. 18, 30 organizations from northeast Iowa met at Luther to discuss solar photovoltaic power purchase agreements for non-taxable entities. Using Luther's solar installations as examples, local pioneers in solar energy from Luther and the community delivered a workshop on the financial, legal and technical details essential to establishing local energy production. Participants left with tools to calculate and promote renewable energy investment in their communities.

New on luther.edu

Read about what happened when Jodi Evans '84 thought she was pursuing the wrong major and how she became a museum registrar (and what that is).

On the page of work study profiles, Ryan Goos '16 and Makayla Marinack '16 talk about their experiences tutoring Spanish and linguistics students and doing social media and office work in the Religion department.

Dining Services coupons available

Did you know you can order coupons for Nordic Brew shakes, Marty's cookies, Peace Brunch and more? All Dining Service location coupons must be administered through the Dining Services Office and can be ordered online. Orders will be processed within 48 business hours and the purchaser will be notified when they are mailed through the SPO. Coupons can be purchased with a CBORD number, cash, check or dining dollars. Coupons expire one year from the date administered. For more information, contact Dining Services, <diningservices> or 387-1030.

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

Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving break, no chapel
Monday, Nov. 30: Interfaith prayer for the nations

As the community celebrates Christmas at Luther 2015, "Savior of the Nations, Come," the Advent chapel series will draw from Biblical texts that speak to nations with the theme, "For the Healing of the Nations." Advent chapel will begin with an interfaith prayer for the nations on Monday, Nov. 30.

Home sporting events this week

Nov. 24: Basketball vs. UW-Platteville, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.

'Christmas at Luther' performances Dec. 3-6

In a musical celebration of joy, community and holiday traditions, Luther will present the 2015 production of "Christmas at Luther" Dec. 3-6 in the CFL Main Hall. The 2015 production, titled "Savior of the Nations, Come," is an homage to Christmas music from around the world, including the Spanish carol "Riu, Riu, Chiu," the Ukranian carol "Carol of the Bells" and the Haitian carol "Noel Asyisyen."


Celebrations this week


Nov. 24: Martin Klammer, Ann Landstrom, Eric Runestad
Nov. 25: Greg Eide, Jennifer Self, Valentyn Sazonov
Nov. 26: Vikki Barness, Lisa Chensvold, Curtis Raddatz
Nov. 27: Renae Hartl, Kim Powell, Erik Stoen, Sarah Kach
Nov. 28: Jackie Wilkie
Nov. 29: Chris Thompson
Nov. 30: Elaine Bossard, Julie Strom Hendrickson
Dec. 1: Andrew Last


Nov. 27: Diane Tappe, five years

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.


Melanie Batoff presented a paper titled "From Exegesis to Epic to Liturgical Drama: The German Visitatio sepulchri Reconsidered" on Nov. 12 at the American Musicological Society National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Andy Hageman presented his paper "Red Mars, Red Plenty: A Literary Dialectic of Scientific Community Life" on Nov. 13 at the annual conference of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts at Rice University.

Norma Hervey served as the moderator for two panels—"Race, Culture and Values" and "Immigration, Value Pluralism, and European Political Identity"—at the Cultural Diversity and Value Pluralism in European and Global Politics conference hosted by Charles University and the Anglo-American University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Brooke Joyce's "Flash!," for trumpet and electronics, was performed twice in November by Keith Benjamin, trumpet professor at the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Kirk Larsen organized a symposium on Teaching Entomology at Small Liberal Arts Colleges at the national meetings of the Entomological Society of America in Minneapolis Nov 15-18. Additionally, his summer research students Clare Brandt '16, Isaac Jensen '17, Emma Stivers '17, and HHMI trio member Jacob Wittman '12, presented posters on ground beetles, native bees, and butterflies of remnant and planted tallgrass prairies in northeast Iowa that can be seen outside SHL 132. Clare's poster won second place in the undergraduate poster competition. Additionally, Amy Morey '06, was presented the John Henry Comstock award for the top graduate student in the North Central Branch of the ESA.

Weston Noble was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iowa High School Music Association for his outstanding contribution to music education. Noble was presented with the award at the 2015 All-State Music Festival Concert on Nov. 21 at Iowa State University. The Lifetime Achievement Award was also awarded on behalf of the Iowa Music Educators Association, the Iowa Choral Directors Association, the Iowa Bandmasters Association and the Iowa String Teachers Association.

Laura Peterson co-authored the study "Tightly linked zonal and meridional sea surface temperature gradients over the past five million years," published in Nature Geoscience.

Dean Vesperman presented twice at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies Nov. 11-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He presented on the evolution of pre-service teachers conceptions of democracy, was a discussant for two sessions and chaired a third. He also represented CUFA in the NCSS House of Delegates, addressing issues of elementary social studies, the lack of attention to Native American history and support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.


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>.

For sale: 20-inch boys bike for sale. In great condition, asking $20. Contact Ivan <hackiv01> or (715) 441-1992.

Free: Free walnut wood that is on the ground and topped, just needs to be cut up further. Located in Decorah, can drive up to the wood pile. Call Chuck during working hours, 382-5910.

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, full bath, dining area and kitchen on the main level. The lower-level walkout has two bedrooms, full bath, 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: 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), Bakugan, Bakugan: Defenders Core. 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.

Free: Two, two-drawer, metal filing cabinets. One high-back, padded desk chair and one low-back, padded desk chair. Nothing matches... but they're free. Come get them and they're yours. Call or text Julie, 380-4792.


And finally...

"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'Thank you,' that would suffice."

-Meister Eckhart