Tuesday, January 3

TUESDAY 1/3/17

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Save the date: Mid-year update Jan. 27

Faculty and staff are invited to attend President Carlson's mid-year update at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Valders 206. The update was originally scheduled for the following week, but was moved due to scheduling conflicts with other events. Following President Carlson's remarks, there will be a reception in the Valders Concourse. This is a time to gather as a community and reconnect with one another before the start of second semester. Offices should close, if possible, so that all can attend.


Admissions report available via KATIE

The monthly admissions report is now available in KATIE. Luther faculty and staff can access the report via KATIE approximately one week after the end of each month. To view the report, search for "enrollment data" in the Search Courses box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, accept.

Sign up for W-2s online

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up to receive electronic W-2s using the link in the employee profile section of my.luther.edu. Electronic W-2s can be accessed from anywhere and not easily lost or stolen. Those that chose the electronic option for 2015 need not do it again for 2016. More detailed instructions and additional information can be found by clicking the W-2 Options link on the HR website.

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions

TIAA-CREF announces individual counseling sessions from 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 and 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Space is limited. Register online or call (800) 732-8353, weekdays 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sessions will be held at the Financial Aid conference room, Main 27.

Technology help desk J-term hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.-9 p.m.

Next Steps: Experiential Learning

Encourage first-year and sophomore students to attend "Next Steps: Experiential Learning" 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Valders Hall of Science. Students will learn more about study abroad, internship and research opportunities at Luther. The event includes the January Term 2018 course reveal, a $500 prize and features Luther alumni Rachel Barclay, Donald Lee-Brown and Gabe Saemisch leading breakout sessions. Students should register online; contact Ruth Kath <kathruth> for more information.

Elementary school proposal information

The Land Use Committee has created a website;with information on the Anderson Prairie elementary school proposal where the Luther community can find information relevant to the proposal and the prairie, and submit commentary regarding the proposal. Public panels for the college community to discuss the proposal will be held in February; more details to come. Questions on the proposal can be directed to <landuse>.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Curl up with a good book and win prizes this J-term by participating in Preus Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights! Register online or at the circulation desk. Earn chances to win great raffle prizes simply by reading for fun. Open to all students, staff and faculty. Visit the Preus Library Facebook page, circulation desk or library blog for more details.

Witty Words

Looking for a fun reason to work out in January? Join Witty Words, the January Wellness initiative. The game is played like Wheel of Fortune. During the entire month of January, there will be several word puzzles to be solved. Working out 30-60 minutes earns players chances to solve the puzzles. To sign up, email <wellness>.

Cafeteria to Community celebrates three-year anniversary

On Nov. 17, Luther hosted a partnership lunch to celebrate the successes of the Cafeteria to Community program with representatives from Decorah's First Lutheran Church Food Pantry, Luther College Dining Services and Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities. Over the past three years, more than 30,000 pounds of food have been packaged and shared with Northeast Iowans through this program. For more information or to volunteer, contact Maren Beard, <maren.beard>.

December Employee Wellness newsletter

Check out December's issue of "Words of Wellness," which features Angela Kueny as the employee of the month and the article, "Making that New Year's Resolution Stick." Other tips and a printable recipe, all written by  student wellness ambassadors, are also included. Opt-in for monthly editions here.

Escalation workshop

Don't cancel class! Faculty members considering cancelling class may consider the Escalation Workshop instead. It's a 90-minute workshop consisting of a film and discussion, provided by Luther staff and students trained by the One Love Foundation. Regardless of discipline, the workshop can provide valuable awareness and discussion about a topic students likely may not discuss elsewhere.

2-Step Verification: one more thing

All faculty and staff have enabled Google 2-Step Verification. Thank you! If only one method has been set up for getting verification codes, or if all methods are on a single phone, please set up at least one more method to ensure verification codes can be received whenever and wherever email access is needed. Follow the step-by-step guide, paying particular attention to step five. Contact the Technology Help Desk, 387-1000, with questions.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Jan. 4: Carol sing
Friday, Jan. 6: Mike Blair
Monday, Jan. 9: Michael Barry, visiting instructor

Home sporting events this week

Jan. 7: Swimming and diving vs. Loras College, 1 p.m.

Center Stage Series: Calmus

With a program featuring the music of Martin Luther to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, a cappella group Calmus will perform "Luther's Lieder" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the CFL. Tickets, on sale in the Ticket Office, are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357 or [email protected]


Celebrations this week


Jan. 3: Storm Bailey, Marian Johnson
Jan. 4: Nick Gomersall
Jan. 5: Thomas Occhipinti
Jan. 7: Kristin Bjerke, Madeline Jungbauer
Jan. 8: Amy Engelsdorfer, Jane Forsaaen, Kari Gronningsaeter, Guy Nave
Jan. 9: Dalila Gonzalez, Samantha Halter, Lori Stanley, Michael Van Ryn


15 years
Jan. 3: Amy Wrightsman
Jan. 7: Jean Ryan


To the family of Bruce and Marcia Gullickson on the death of Bruce's mother Mabel Gullickson Molokken of West Union who passed away Dec. 26. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 31, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Eldorado.

To family of Weston Noble, who passed away Dec. 21. Services were held Dec. 29 at First Lutheran Church in Decorah. There will be a memorial service on campus later in the spring, more information to come.

Job postings

Assistant dean for student life/director of student rights and responsibilities: A .92 appointment, the assistant dean provides leadership to the student conduct system with a focus on individual and community responsibility and student learning, and will develop a restorative justice alternative dispute resolution process. Working closely with campus colleagues and stakeholders, the assistant dean will contribute to developing effective, educational outreach initiatives related to student rights and responsibilities.

Master's degree preferred in student personnel administration, counseling, higher education or related field. Bachelor's degree and minimum of two years experience in student affairs or closely related work experience required.

Regional admissions counselor or assistant director of admissions-Colorado: This position will be responsible for recruitment of students from Colorado, California and the western United States geographic area. This position will physically be located in the greater Denver area, with the candidate working from a home office. Duties will also include interviewing prospective students when on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Title will be based on the level of experience for the successful candidate.

Food and Farm fellow: The Center for Sustainable Communities is hiring a Food and Farm fellow for a 10 month, full-time, 40-hour/week position for Feb. 1-Nov. 30, 2017. Fellow is responsible for day-to-day operations at the college farm, including student supervision, management of the community garden and carrying out plans for the 2017 season. Additional responsibilities 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. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, at least one-year relevant work experience and a passion for sustainable agriculture and food systems.  

Short-term campus programming technician: This is a 40-hour per week position lasting approximately 18 months. The campus programming technician offers technical support, collaborative planning with the head campus programming technician and quality customer service for all events in the CFL. Bachelor's or associates degree preferred. At least two years of experience working with audio systems and/or theatrical lighting; including design, set up, focusing and repair, and multi-media resources as well as experience or skill in leadership, analytical problem solving skills, the ability to work independently and with a team required.

To view the complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, please go to the employment website.


Andy Hageman's article based on archive research, "A generic correspondence: Sturgeon–Roddenberry letters on sf, sex, sales and Star Trek" is available in the most recently published issue of Science Fiction Film & Television.

Andy also published a conversation between novelist Jeff VanderMeer and philosopher Timothy Morton that he initiated and coordinated in the Los Angeles Review of Books. 

Brooke Joyce's 2009 work,"Veni, Veni Emmanuel," premiered in a new version for brass quintet and orchestra Sunday, Dec. 4, by the Fort Dodge Symphony as part of their annual holiday concert.

Amy Weldon's short nonfiction piece on Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs in the orchard at Seed Savers Exchange, "Apple Eaters," is out in the November/December issue of Orion Magazine. The piece is an excerpt from her forthcoming book "The Hands-On Life: How to Wake Yourself Up and Save The World."

Loren Toussaint, Alexandra Hein '16, Kaley Herman '15 and Njabulo Maseko '15 had "Traumatic Stress Symptoms, Forgiveness, and Meaning in Life in Four Traumatized Regions of the World" published in International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. The article was written in collaboration with Ani Kalayjian of Columbia University and Daria Diakonova-Curtis of St. Petersburg State University. For a PDF file of the article, contact <tuesday>.


For sale: A few vintage Star Wars toys available. 1980 Hoth Imperial Attack Base, 1978 Kenner Han Solo blastr, 1983 Jabba the Hutt playset and maybe a couple more items. All have seen action but still have a lot of play or display in them. Email Andy to inquire, <hagean03>.

For sale: Four-drawer Geneva vertical filing cabinet, tan color, like new condition. Will deliver to local area. Lists for $100 on ebay, asking $75 or best offer. Contact Jane, 382-3366 or <hildebja>.

House/pet/babysitter available: College student back home in Decorah for winter break until Jan. 13, seeking to assist families with needs. Interested in pet, house or babysitting. Contact Molly for references or questions, 379-9070.

For rent: Large two-bedroom upstairs apartment with hardwood floors in a residential house duplex on West Water Street. A short walk to Vesterheim, Java John's and the co-op. No smoking, no pets. Water and gas included included in rent. Tenant pays own electric and shovels the front walk. Off street parking is available. $500 month. Contact Judd, [email protected] or (608)397-3570.

For sale: Solid oak coffee table in excellent condition. Very cute dollhouse bookshelf headboard for twin bed in excellent condition. Ideal for little girls room. Both were over $300 new. $75 or best offer for each. Contact Janice, 380-5923 or <cordellj>.


And finally...

"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice." -T.S. Eliot