Tuesday, January 10

TUESDAY 1/10/17

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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.


January staff meeting

At this month's staff meeting, Mike Anderson will talk about Luther summer camps and programs, and Amy Wrightsman and Bob Harri will talk about ways to support workplace safety. The meeting will be offered twice: at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in Peace Dining Room. All staff are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

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.

CEPE Faculty Research Fellowship: Call for Applications

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement invites applications from any tenure-track faculty for a two-year Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides one course release per year to allow the fellow time to conduct academic research or discipline-specific work related to the annual theme of the CEPE. Please see the website for details and application instructions. Application deadline is Feb. 17.

Dorian Vocal Festival

A reminder that the Dorian Vocal Festival takes place Saturday-Monday, Jan. 14-16. Approximately 1,100 high school students will be on campus during that time. Please be aware that there will be extra traffic on campus due to the festival.

Price increase on stamps

The cost of a first class postage stamp will increase from 47 cents to 49 cents effective Sunday, Jan. 22. Email Deb, <karrdebb>, in the Book Shop if you would like to place a stamp order before the price increase. Please submit your order before Jan. 18

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>.

2017 J-term blogs

This month, 292 students and 34 program leaders will participate in one of Luther's 19 courses around the globe. Check out the January Term 2017 Course Blogs page to read about their exciting adventures off-campus!

Food waste pulper installed

Over break a food waste pulper was installed in the cafeteria dish room through a generous award from the Iowa DNR Solid Waste Alternatives Program. Luther had previously diverted approximately 450 pounds of fruits, vegetables and grains per day for composting. The pulper allows all food scraps, including meat and dairy, to be converted into easily compostable material, potentially eliminating up to 100 tons of food waste from entering the landfill over a year's time.

Nominate a sophomore for Launching Luther Leaders

Know a rising star, an upcoming leader, an all-around great Norse? Nominate them with a quick online form to be part of the next L3 Class of 2019. Nominees must be in their sophomore year and have 2.5 GPA or higher. Nominations are due Feb. 2. Click here for more information on Launching Luther Leaders.

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees

Tuesday, Jan. 17, join Wellness for the monthly NQFL for Luther employees sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. Come enjoy a meal anytime 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Nobel Room (note change of location back to normal). The charge is just $5 (cash, check, or Luther ID). Includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact <wellness> with questions.

J-term break ski trip

J-term break ski trip is now being extended to Luther employees. The trip is traveling to northern Michigan, Friday-Monday, Jan. 27-30. The cost of the trip is $180, which includes transportation, food and lodging. Deadline to sign up is Friday, Jan. 13. Please contact Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>, in the Rec Services office.

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Storm Bailey, Michelle Einck, Ryan Torkelson, Chuck Riha and Ben Yates! Please enjoy a free lunch on us. Storm, Michelle, Ryan, Churck and Ben were randomly selected from the January faculty/staff birthday calendar.

Sunnyside Cafe open during J-term

Sunnyside Cafe will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday during J-term. It's a great time to try one of Nik's crepes or a fresh-baked cinnamon roll.

Escalation workshop

Don't cancel class! Faculty members may instead consider the Escalation Workshop. 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. 11: Walk the Labyrinth
Friday, Jan. 13: Hans Peterson '90
Monday, Jan. 16: Stacey B. Gibbs, Dorian Vocal Festival guest conductor

Home sporting events this week

Jan. 14: Swimming and diving - Luther Sprint Invitational, men at 10 a.m., women at 10:30 a.m.; Basketball vs. Buena Vista, women at 2 p.m., men at 4 p.m.

Events this week

Jan. 10: Film screening: "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property," 7 p.m., Olin 102
Jan. 12: Emeriti Colloquia: John Tjostem, 3 p.m., Mott; Renee Spichal Larson: "A Witness" reading, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Jan. 13: SAC Cinema: Suicide Squad, 8 p.m., Valders 206
Jan. 15: Dorian Vocal Festival concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Jan. 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Lecture: Carly Foster, 7 p.m., Valders 206

'Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property' screening

Ever since Nat Turner led a famed slave revolt in 1831, he has been a subject of fierce debate. Part documentary, part dramatization, "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property," proves there isn't just one story�or one Nat Turner. Open to the public with no charge for admission, Black History Series will screen the film at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Olin 102.

Luther Emeriti Colloquia: Professor John Tjostem

Luther College Professor Emeritus John Tjostem will present the lecture, "Buffalo Chips to Uranium: Energy is the Driver of World Economies" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus. The lecture, part of the Luther Emeriti Colloquia series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Author Renee Splichal Larson to speak at Luther

Author and ELCA pastor Renee Splichal Larson's book, "A Witness," discusses love, grief, faith, survival and new life in light of the aftermath of tragedy. She will share readings and reflections on her book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the CFL Recital Hall." A Witness" is available for purchase in Luther's Book Shop and will be available at the reception following the event. The reading and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

SAC Cinema: Suicide Squad

SAC Cinema presents the movie Suicide Squad 8 p.m., Jan. 13, in Valders 206. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. This event costs $5, popcorn will be provided while supplies last.

Free Friday morning open gym

Parents and their children (0-5 years old) are invited to come burn off energy Fridays in January (13, 20 and 27) from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at an open gym inside Luther's North Gym. The group will also check out the indoor track for a group walk...or run...depending how much energy the little ones have. There is no admission fee, and balls, scooters, etc. will be provided (although you're welcome to bring your child's favorite game/riding toy). A parent/guardian must stay to supervise their child(ren). Contact April Bril, Safe Routes to School Associate, at 382-6171 or [email protected]with any questions. RSVPs are appreciated but not required and can be completed here. A huge thank you to Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC), Gundersen Health System and Luther Collegefor making this program possible.

Serve and sled walk Jan. 15

Food and Fitness and the Decorah High School Community Club would like to invite the community to a Serve and Sled walk Sunday, Jan. 15, at St. Benedict�s School, 402 Rural Avenue. The event begins at 1 p.m. in the gym. Reflecting on Martin Luther King, Jr.�s message of the power of service, participants will make cards for the residents of Eastern Star and then walk to the nursing home to deliver the cards to the residents. There they will enjoy cookies, cocoa and healthy snacks together. After the service portion, participants will walk back to St. Benedict�s to sled. The event is scheduled to end around 3:30 p.m. Participants should bring sleds and warm clothes. For those participating in the Beat the Blues winter marathon, the walk counts as two miles. Registration is not required. Contact April Bril, Safe Routes to School Associate, at 382-6171 or [email protected] with any questions.

Dorian Vocal Festival concert

The annual Dorian Vocal Festival Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, featuring Norsemen, Luther's first-year men's choir directed by Andrew Last; Aurora, the first-year women's choir directed by Jennaya Robison; and highlighting guest choir, Hopkins High School Choir, directed by Philip Brown. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture

Carly Hayden Foster, associate professor of political science, will give this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Valders Room 206. Her lecture titled,"Democracy and Felon Disenfranchisement," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther College Woman's Club meeting

The Luther College Woman's club will host Paul Scott, owner ofdecorahnews.com, who will present, "Media Changes: From Snail Mail to Fake News,"at 1:30 p.m. The Luther College Woman's Club meeting is open to all women from Decorah and surrounding communities. Refreshments and music from Luther faculty students are part of the meeting. Contact Bonnie for more information, 382-4288.

Presidential Inauguration live screening

Jan. 20 marks the end of President Barack Obama's service as President of the United States, and the beginning of President elect Donald Trump's term in office. The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement will host a live screening of the inauguration, which is scheduled to air at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 in the CFL Recital Hall. Doors will open at 10:45 a.m. and a reception with refreshments will follow. The event and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

SAC Spotlight: Tyler Boeh

SAC Spotlight proudly presents comedian, Tyler Boeh, who will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in Marty's. Tickets are $5 at the door. Boeh is establishing himself at the top clubs in Hollywood. Whether he is on the small stage of an intimate comedy club or performing at a theater, Boeh is comfortable, confident and hilarious. He uses his quick wit and celebrated talent of "beatboxing" to bring audiences to hysterical heights.

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 or via the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357 or <tickets>.

Center Stage Series: Sō Percussion

As part of the SAC Center Stage Series, the percussion ensemble, Sō Percussion, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the CFL Main Hall. The ensemble plays a wide variety of music from multi-genre original productions to sensational interpretations of modern classics. 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 or via the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357 or <tickets>.


Celebrations this week


Jan. 10: Michelle Einck, Jill Frana, Spencer Martin
Jan. 12: Nicole Gaunitz, Samantha Lange
Jan. 13: Michael Anderson
Jan. 15: Mike Garcia
Jan. 16: Tabita Green, Meghan Palmer, Kayla Scholl


Congratulations to Matt Bills, associate director of human resources, and his wife Melissa on their baby girl born on Dec. 27. Eleanor Ann Bills was born happy and healthy at 8.5 pounds.


To Diane and Peter Scholl on the death of Diane's mother, Marion Gabrielsen, age 95, who passed away peacefully Dec. 26 at Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah.

New titles

Alyssa Ritter and Michael Elliot have a new title of assistant director of Admissions as of Jan. 1. Alyssa's office is Dahl Centennial Union 261D; telephone 387-1438. Michael works in the Chicago regional office and can be reached by phone at (773) 942-7710.

Nan Hibbs has the new title of assistant director of Assessment and Institutional Research as of Jan. 1. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 234; telephone 387-1090.

Paul Mullen began his new position as Development Officer on Jan. 2. His office is Loyalty Hall 205; telephone 387-1827.

Job postings

Director of legacy and gift planning: The ideal candidate will be chief strategist for gift planning, offering leadership, vision and direction. The director will be charged with expanding the existing vehicles and practices through which Luther can generate deferred support for institutional priorities. They will serve as philanthropic advisor to potential donors and work alongside colleagues to craft creative giving options tailored to individual circumstances of each donor. This position reports directly to the director of development. Moderate travel is required. The ideal candidate will bring comprehensive knowledge working with the fundamental dimensions of financial and estate planning and deferred giving, including tax and estate planning laws that impact charitable giving and personal planning. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years' experience in fundraising, legal or financial work related to gift planning is required.

Alumni records assistant: The position will be responsible for updating demographic information for our constituents, entering all deposited student applications and their parent information, managing the Online Alumni Directory with Information Technology Services, assisting with alumni event registrations and Homecoming, scanning constituent information and answering the phone. This position calls for the ability to multi-task along with strong attention to detail and organizational skills. The candidate must also possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. High school diploma and at least one year of office related experience required. Knowledge of database maintenance and Microsoft Word and Excel computer programs preferred.

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.

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


Robert Fitton completed a short course titled "Fluorescence Microscopy" at the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago. The training was funded by the Reitan Endowment for Teaching and Learning.

Sarah E. Wilder's article, "Predicting adjustment to divorce from social support and relational quality in multiple relationships" was published at the end of 2016 in the Journal of Divorce & Remarriage.

Amy Weldon's column "Claiming Your Right to Say No," on developing a recommendation-letter policy, is up now at the Chronicle of Higher Education's Vitae site.

Deborah L. Norland with colleague Mary Elizabeth Bezanson of the University of Minnesota, Morris, published a chapter titled Pigs and Wolves: The Rhetorical Construction of a Traditional Tale and a Contemporary Pastiche in "The Rhetorical Power of Children's Literature" released December 2016.

Andy Hageman co-edited Volume 28 of the journal Paradoxa with the theme "Global Weirding." It's available in print now.

Loren Toussaint's research with colleagues Everett Worthington of Virginia Commonwealth University and David R. Williams of Harvard University was featured in the APA Monitor on Psychology.

Loren's research, "Stress-related changes in personality: A longitudinal study of perceived stress and trait pessimism," with colleagues Grant S. Shields of the University of California-Davis, and George M. Slavich of the University of California, Los Angeles was featured online.


Moving sale: Kitchenware, books, couch and other items 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2371 Shagbark Lane Road. Contact Kristin with questions, <petekr05>.

For sale: Canoe trailer. The trailer sat in flood waters so it will need some repairs. Can haul four canoes and supplies on the bottom. $150 or best offer. Contact Vicky, <jaegervi>.

For rent: Spacious, clean one-bedroom apartment in quiet neighborhood close to downtown. Laundry and off street parking available. No smoking, no pets. $450/month plus deposit. Contact Nancy, [email protected] or 419-0253.

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>.


And finally...

In honor of David Bowie, who died a year ago today:

"I don't know where I'm going, but I know it won't be boring." -David Bowie to a crowd at Madison Square Garden, 1997.