Tuesday, January 24

TUESDAY 1/24/17

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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. A reception will follow 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.


Dahl Centennial Union J-break hours

Welcome Center and Dahl Centennial Union

Thursday-Friday, Jan. 26-27: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 28-29: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 31: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Shop

Thursday-Friday, Jan. 26-27: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 28-29: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 30-31: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 26: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday-Monday, Jan. 27-30: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 31: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Oneota Market

Tuesday-Friday, Jan. 24-27: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 28-29: Closed


Thursday, Jan. 26: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Jan. 27-Jan. 31: Closed

Grab n Go and Nordic Brew

Thursday, Jan. 26: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Jan. 27-31: Closed


Thursday, Jan. 26: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Jan. 27-31: Closed

Mail Center

Tuesday-Friday Jan. 24-27: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 28-29: Closed

Regents Center

Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 24-Jan. 26: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 27: 6 a.m.-9 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 29: Noon-8 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 30: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 31: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 26: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 27: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 28: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 29: 1-4 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 30: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 31: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Luther College blood drive Jan. 24

Luther College and Alpha Phi Omega are hosting a blood drive 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Brunsdale Lounge between Miller and Dieseth Halls. Walk-ins are welcome. Donations are needed and help save lives. Contact Alexandria with questions, <shawal01>.

ROAD dates

Luther's 2017 Registration, Orientation and Advising Day dates for incoming first years have been set.

Saturday, May 6 
Mondays, June 5, 12 and 19
Friday, Aug. 25

Questions? Contact Kristin, <kristin.padilla>.

Spring cleaning in January

Luther's network shares are filling up. Please review your shared network drives and remove unneeded files, particularly the administrative and academic "common" shares (i.e. the T Drives at admin1.luther.edu/luther_common and academic.luther.edu/common). As a reminder, the "common" shares are only intended for temporary storage of files. Unsure how to access these locations? Contact the Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000. Review files by March 15, as ITS is transitioning to new servers this spring.

Transformational dialogue, 'White Privilege: Let's Talk'

Interested Luther students, staff and faculty are invited to join Decorah church and community leaders to "learn in community through dialogue and questions about privilege, power, and the persistence of racism." Choose from a selection of small group times/locations (rides available) and meet weekly for six weeks. Find more information or sign up for a group online. Contact <victoria.christman>, CEPE, with questions.

Residence Life seeks nominations for resident assistants

Know a student with leadership qualities who stands out among their peers? Residence Life is beginning the resident assistant selection process for 2017-18 and would appreciate names of caring and responsible students who are engaged in the Luther community. Fill out this brief nomination form by Friday, Jan. 27, so Residence Life can contact them and encourage them to apply. Questions? Contact Residence Life, <reslife>.

Emergency Communications Team update

Winneshiek County asks all residents and visitors to register with the Wireless Emergency Notification System which allows the county to quickly notify residents, neighborhoods or groups of people of dangerous situations including weather warnings.

A considerable portion of Winneshiek County residents only use cell phones as their primary source of communication; WENS gives the county the ability to notify all residents within moments of an emergency situation via cell phone. The system, which is internet-based, also can notify people by landline and email.

To subscribe, residents should go to http://tinyurl.com/wcalert and enter their contact numbers and email addresses.

Residents can choose to be notified via text, voicemail and/or email, in the event of an emergency, such as evacuation or flooding. In addition, residents may request notification of a severe weather event impacting their location, road closures, power outages and traffic alerts.

The service is provided free of charge, however normal messaging fees may apply. Contact <julie> for more information.

January employee Wellness newsletter

Check out the January issue of "Words of Wellness". This month's main article is "Loving Yourself," and Kirk Neubauer is the spotlight employee of the month. It includes other tips and a printable recipe, and all content is written by student wellness ambassadors. Opt-in for monthly editions here. 

Baseball third annual First Pitch Banquet

Luther Baseball's third annual First Pitch Banquet is Saturday, Feb. 25, with social hour starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. This year's guest speaker will be 1985 graduate, Jay Kamin. Tickets can be purchased online.

Employee wellness spring class registration

Register for wellness classes that begin the week of Feb. 6 and run for six weeks. All activities are held in the CFA Studio 2. The cost is $24 for each six-week session and is open to current employees and spouses. To register email <wellness>. Payment is due before the first day of class by cash or check to Luther College. Drop off with or campus mail to Vicky Jaeger, Dahl Centennial Union 104.

Yoga: Mondays, 11-11:50 a.m., Feb. 6-March 13
Tai Chi: Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m.Feb. 7-March 14
Pilates: Wednesdays, 11:10 a.m.-noonFeb. 8-March 15

New at luther.edu

Luther online academic sites that have just switched over to the new design and content program include chemistrymathematics, philosophypsychology and social work. Each page highlights the advantages of studying that subject at Luther, the department's hands-on learning opportunities, graduates who benefited from the major and how its faculty make a difference.

Book Shop news

Wii Bowling in the Book Shop will begin the week of Feb. 13. Start gathering together a Wii Bowling team for a winter blues breaker. Please send team lineups to Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>. This event is sponsored by Recreational Services and the Book Shop.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Jan. 25: Alyssa Henning, visiting assistant professor of religion
Friday, Jan. 27: No chapel
Monday, Jan. 30: No chapel

Chapel will resume Feb. 1. 

Home sporting events this week

Jan. 26: Wrestling vs. University of Dubuque, 7 p.m.
Jan. 28: Men's swimming and diving vs. Coe College, 1 p.m.; Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, women at 2 p.m., men at 4 p.m.

Events this week

Jan. 25: J-term opera scenes performance, 7 p.m., NRH
Jan. 26: Dance performance: "Nine Ways of Seeing a Body Self Portrait highlights," 1:30 p.m., CFA Studio One

J-term opera scenes performance

This January, several first-year students are taking advantage of an opportunity to get a small peek into the world of opera. Students auditioned to have a role in the 2017 January Term opera scenes performance and are being immersed in the art form for the entirety of J-term. The course culminates in a performance at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the NRH. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.


Nine Ways of Seeing a Body Self Portrait highlights

The students participating in the Dance Lab 185 and Dance Directed Study 285 will share their culminating self-portraits through information and performance at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26, in Studio One of the Center for the Arts. All are welcome.

Mid-Winter Community Day

Luther College invites alumni, parents and friends of the college to enjoy a full day of food, fellowship, fun and sports at the 2017 Mid-Winter Community Day beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Regents Center. Registration for Mid-Winter Community Day is required and can be completed online or by calling the Alumni Office, 387-1164 or (800) 225-8664. The community day pizza party is $2 for adults, no charge for Luther students and children 18 and under. There is no charge for admission to Mid-Winter Community Day sporting events.

Student recitals

Jenna Lemieux '17, will perform a voice recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.

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

'Who Do You Trust' art exhibit

Gleaning inspiration from fashion magazines, movies and a plethora of other 20th century cultural sources, artist Jed Jackson's art exhibit titled "Who Do You Trust" will be on display from Feb. 3 to March 15 in Preus Library. The gallery features a collection of paintings in gouache on paper or board that are, according to the artist, "metaphorical treatments of abuse of power and hubris; a theme that is very timely at the moment."

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 Leider" 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, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. Calmus has created a program using Martin Luther's own hymns, starting with Gregorian chant and including composers from medieval, renaissance, romantic and modern times. According to the group, the program is structured to be a "stroll through the whole Christian year."

Symphony Orchestra homecoming concert

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will perform their homecoming concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, in the CFL. The concert is the culmination of the Symphony Orchestra's 2017 Midwest Tour. The Orchestra will play Aaron Copland's 1983 ballet "Billy the Kid," "Five Variants of 'Dives and Lazarus'" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and "Scheherazade" Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 


Celebrations this week


Jan. 24: Tony Guzman, Jill Leet-Otley
Jan. 25: Yukari Hernandez, Patti Hughes, Jana Vorvick
Jan. 26: Rachel Brummel, Rene Donlan, John Sheppard, Jeanne Skillings
Jan. 28: Joyce Brincks, Mona Nelson
Jan. 29: Richard Bernatz, Wanda Deifelt, Kristy Gould, Diane Narum, Ben Yates
Jan. 30: Du Huang

New positions and titles

Brian Knox started his position as keyboard technician on Jan. 2. His office is Jenson-Noble 189, phone is 382-1204.

Paul Mullen started his position as development officer on Jan. 2. His office is Loyalty Hall 205,  phone 382-1827.

Kaysie Peterson started her position as music tours and Dorian coordinator on Jan. 9. Her office is Jenson-Noble 205A, phone 387-1737.

Rebecca Wesley started her position as men's and women's track and field intern on Jan. 16. Her office is Regents Center 14D, phone 387-1799.

Job postings

Full-time financial aid counselor: Responsible for advising students and parents about financing their Luther education and serving as Luther's Destination Point administrator for federal financial aid programs. Bachelor's degree is required and a minimum of three years financial aid office experience desirable.

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


Available for odd jobs: Luther student available this summer for odd jobs, including pet/house sitting, lawn mowing, landscaping assistance or any other odd jobs. Contact Sam Scheidt, <schesa01>.

For sale: Four-bedroom house (built in 1942, with 1980s addition and later upgrades) on the southeast edge of town, within walking distance of downtown. Newer windows, some passive solar plus heat pump for forced-air AC and heat.  Close to 2,000 square feet, double lot with a view. Two-car garage. Contact Diane, <schollde>.

For sale: GE White side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, $175. Contact Marcia, 387-1400 or gullick>.

Music class: SoDa, or Song and Dance Club for children in kindergarten-eighth grade, will begin their winter session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at Decorah Lutheran Church. Cost is $60 for the eight-week session. Contact Linda Martin <martli01>, Jill Wilson <wilsji01> or Claire Thompson, [email protected], for more information or to register a child. Meeting dates are as follows: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 6, 13, 20, 27.

For rent: Two-story, four-bedroom house with garage for rent near downtown, handicap accessible. Full bathroom and bedroom on the main level. Available immediately. Contact Mary, 419-1513, before Jan. 24. After Jan. 24, contact Anne, 382-3627.

For sale: Used Suzuki digital piano (HP-100D). Like some pianos, was played for a few years and has been working great as a table, now longs for a good home. Asking $400. Contact Stu, <johnstst>.


And finally...

Still working on those resolutions or have they gone by the wayside? Don't believe in resolutions? How about goals? You did not wake up today to be mediocre-refocus on those goals!

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." -Aldous Huxley

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt