Tuesday, January 31

TUESDAY 1/31/17

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Message from President Carlson

Dear Members of the Luther College Community,

As we return to campus for the start of second semester, I know that many members of our community are concerned about the impact of the executive order signed by President Trump last Friday blocking entry to the United States for citizens of seven countries for 90 days and limiting refugees from entering the country for 120 days. The executive order has caused stress and uncertainty for our students directly affected by the order and for members of our community who care deeply for them and others affected by the order.

At Luther, we have six students from the countries named in the executive order, and we have been in touch with all of them over J-term break. All of these students are currently in the United States. We have no faculty or staff who are citizens of the named countries. We have offered guidance and support to our students who are directly impacted by the executive order. As a community, we care deeply for one another, and we will continue to offer support and care for the members of our community affected by this executive order as the situation evolves.

Through the coming days and weeks, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and work through our higher education associations, including the American Council on Education and the National Association of Independent College and Universities, as we assist our students affected by this executive order.

If you or a friend are affected by this executive order or have questions or concerns about its impact, staff members in the Diversity Center (Dahl Centennial Union 113, 387-1014), the Center for Global Learning (First floor West Larsen, 387-1062), and the Student Life Office (Dahl Centennial Union 113, 387-1020) are ready to offer you support and assistance.

At Luther, we are both a close-knit community and a global community. Our mission reminds us that we are “people of all backgrounds” and that we are called to “care for all God’s people.” These values shape our community and guide us now, as always.

President Paula J. Carlson

Faculty and staff encouraged to attend convocation Feb. 2

Convocations are an important way the Luther community gathers to affirm its mission. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend spring semester opening convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the CFL. If possible, offices should close so all can attend.

The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, will give the convocation address. The Luther College Woman's Club will be honored with the Spirit of Luther award and Juan Tony Guzmán, professor of music, will be installed as the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music. Convocation is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion: Candidate open forums

The Luther community is invited to attend open forum sessions with the Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion candidates on the following dates:

1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in Mott-Borlaug
1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the CRH
1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the CRH

Attending all three candidate sessions is encouraged, but not required. Forum participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback for the search committee.

Candidate resumes may be viewed in KATIE. Search for "Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion" and when prompted to enroll, accept. Please respect the candidates' privacy by not sharing their personal information and job search status with those outside the campus community. Questions? Contact Kevin Kraus, <krauske>.


Spring cleaning

Luther's shared network drives 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" drives 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.

Magellan Rx website

Magellan Rx is the pharmaceutical provider for the Luther College health plan. Luther employees can create a user name and password on the Magellan Rx website. The site will ask you for your Member ID. The ID number is located on your UMR health card. Once logged in, you can see prescription history, view prescription drug lists, find a pharmacy, enroll in mail order service, and more. Enroll online at https://magellanrx.com/member/#.

'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." Small groups will meet once a week for six weeks. Find more information or sign up for a group online. Meetings are sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. Contact Victoria, <victoria.christman>, with questions.

Escalation workshop

Want to have the tools to help a friend who might be in an abusive relationship? Join us for an escalation workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Valders 206. The Workshop includes a film and discussion that will help participants identify unhealthy relationships and teach ways to help. Sponsored by Counseling Service, Wellness, NASA, Student Life, Active Minds and Helping Services for Children and Families.

Open house fitness sessions

Interested in improving your health and fitness, but unsure where to start or looking for some help? Wellness is hosting open house fitness sessions for faculty, staff and students this spring where staff will be available to answer questions, demonstrate exercises and equipment in Legends, and give professional advice to get you started. February dates are 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Legends. Walk-ins are welcome, or email <wellness> in advance.

Fitness swimming in February and March

Registration is open for February and March Masters Swimming sessions. Register online for one or both session. Each month, approximately 12 workouts are offered at the Luther Pool: 6-7 a.m. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 8-9 a.m. most Saturdays, depending on the Luther swimming and diving schedule. Classes are open to swimmers of all fitness and ability levels; the only requirement is the ability to swim one length of the pool. Cost is $18 per one-month sessions for Luther faculty/staff/spouses/students and is subsidized by the Wellness Program. Cost is $32 for community members. Payment is due the first day of each session by check to Decorah Masters. Email [email protected] with questions.

Luther College Catering wedding showcase

Luther College Catering will host a wedding showcase from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in Peace Dining Room. View food and table displays, sample delicious food options, and talk with the Director of Catering and experienced chefs. Contact Mike Racki, 387-1395, with questions.

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 CFA Studio 2. Classes are open to current employees and spouses; the cost is $24 for each six-week session. Email <wellness> to register. Payment is due before the first day of class by cash or check to Luther College. Drop off or send via campus mail to Vicky Jaeger, Dahl Centennial Union 104.

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

Hot Reads for Cold Nights: wrap-up and winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Library's January-Term just-for-fun reading initiative, including both Hot Reads for Cold Nights and the Edible Books Contest! View a summary of events and a list of winners online. Feedback submissions will be accepted by email, <reading>.

Emergency communications 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 about dangerous situations including weather warnings.

A considerable portion of Winneshiek County residents 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 addresses.

To subscribe, go to http://tinyurl.com/wcalert and enter your contact numbers and email address.

In the event of an emergency, such as evacuation or flooding, residents can choose to be notified via text, voicemail and/or email. In addition, residents may request notification of severe weather events, 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.

Technology Help Desk tip: Extreme temperatures and your devices

Extreme cold can make glass fragile, reduce battery life and damage running circuitry. Extreme heat can slow computers, affect wireless quality, cause glitchy behavior and destroy components. Dry air can lead to damaging static discharge, and humid air can cause condensation. Be with devices in these extreme conditions. Read more tips online and contact the Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk>, with questions. 


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 1: Mike Blair
Friday, Feb. 3: Judd Larson
Monday, Feb. 6: Kirsten Heine '92

Home sporting events this week

Feb. 1: Basketball vs. Dubuque, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.
Feb. 4: Track and Field, Luther Alumni Meet, 11:30 a.m.

Events this week

Feb. 2: Spring Convocation, Elizabeth Eaton, 9:40 a.m., CFL Main Hall; Faculty Artist Series, Philip Borter, cello, 7:30 p.m., NRH
Feb. 3: Art exhibit opening, 'Who Do You Trust?', Preus Library; Art exhibit opening, 'Cornography: Corn Portraits from Biblical Times to Present', Center for Faith and Life; CEPE pop-up programming, 'Making Sense of Recent Policy Changes,' 3 p.m., Olin 214
Feb. 4: Center Stage Series: Calmus, "Luther's Lieder," 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Feb. 5: Symphony Orchestra Homecoming Concert, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Feb. 6: Dorian Orchestra Festival Grand Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Spring Convocation: Elizabeth Eaton

Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Elizabeth Eaton will give the Spring Convocation lecture at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the CFL. At the service, the Luther College Woman's Club will be honored for their service and dedication to the college and Juan Tony Guzmán, Luther College professor of music, will be installed as the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music. Convocation is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Philip Borter, cello

Philip Borter will perform a cello recital with guest violinist Hirono Sugimoto Borter at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the NRH. Borter will perform Bach's Suite in G major for unaccompanied cello, and Sugimoto Borter will join him for the second half of the program to perform a series of works for violin and cello duo. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Student recitals

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

Mitchell Stevens '17, will perform a piano and harpsichord at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.

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.

CEPE discussion: 'Making Sense of Recent Policy Changes'

Join the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement as we try to keep up with President Trump's recent policy changes. Political science professor John Moeller will explain the latest Trump proposals, providing background information and discussing possible implications at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Olin 214. Free pizza will be served; contact Victoria, <victoria.christman>, with questions.

Art exhibit: 'Who Do You Trust'

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 Feb. 3-March 15 in Preus Library. The exhibit 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."

Art exhibit: 'Cornography: Corn Portraits from Biblical Times to Present'


Dena Tollefson's "Cornography: Corn Portraits from Biblical Times to Present" will be on display in the Center for Faith and Life Feb. 3-March 15. The exhibit includes a variety of metaphorical portraits of famous people depicted as ears of corn. Tollefson's paintings are characterized by brightly colored and highly textured surfaces, and her "corn portraits" display a sense of humor and irony that viewers have found very engaging. 

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.

Luther College to host Dorian Orchestra Festival

Luther College will host the Dorian Orchestra Festival for high school string players Feb. 5-6. As part of the festival, the students will present the Dorian Orchestra Festival Grand Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

CEPE Open House

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement has moved! Come and check out our new office in Olin 214 from noon-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Enjoy some refreshments, and sign up for a reading or discussion group for spring semester. Contact Victoria, <victoria.christman>, with questions.

Art exhibit: 'The X-Ray Series'

After being diagnosed with a rare medical condition, artist Michael Hopkins found that art gave him a way to slow down and become more patient. Hopkins created "The X-Ray Series," a collection of pieces in white ink on slate, after he was diagnosed with the disease and had begun treatment. The series will be on display Feb. 7-March 17 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the CFA.

Emeriti Colloquium: 'Quincentenary Reformation'

Often, scholars of the Renaissance Reformation historical period contend that the ideals of the Reformation and the humanism of the Renaissance inherently contradict one another. In his presentation at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Mott, Richard Cole, Luther professor emeritus of history, will argue that a case can be made for drawing parallels between the two schools of thought. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Unison Piano Duo

The Unison Piano Duo, consisting of Luther College piano faculty members Xiao Hu and Du Huang, will present a piano recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the NRH. The duo will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Gluck, Terry Riley, Chen Yi and Chopin. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther to host Annual Benefactors Organ Recital

Luther will host the Annual Benefactors Organ Recital, featuring organist and composer Aaron David Miller at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the CFL Main Hall. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission. Miller will perform a variety of works for organ by Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach and Mozart. He will also present two original works: "Fireflies" and "Improvisation." In addition to standard repertoire and original works, Miller's performance will feature his expertise as an improviser.

'The Racialization of Trust: Who Have We Been Taught Not to Trust?'


Who have we been taught to trust and not to trust? Michelle Boike, assistant director of the Diversity Center, and Wintlett Taylor-Browne, interim director of the Diversity Center, explore this question in their Paideia Texts and Issues lecture titled "The Racialization of Trust: Who Have We Been Taught Not to Trust?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the CFL Recital Hall.

Filmscreening: 'Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property'

In preparation for filmmaker Charles Burnett's Feb. 16 visit to campus, the Africana Studies department is sponsoring a screening of Burnett's documentary film "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in Olin 102. A discussion will follow the screening. The film engages with competing interpretations of the famous moment in 1831 when Virginia slaves unified to violently protest their enslavement.

V-Day benefit performances

To raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls, 17 Luther College students will present three benefit performances of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 10-11. The performances include heartwarming, funny, poignant and at times heartbreaking stories of women across the globe. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the CFL Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Luther College Ticket Office

Conversation with Charles Burnett

Acclaimed film director Charles Burnett will join Novian Whitsitt for a conversation on African Americans in cinema at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the CFL Main Hall. The event, sponsored by Luther's Africana Studies Department, Paideia Endowment, Diversity Council, Sustainability, SAC: Cinema, Just Action and Black Student Union, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Center Stage Series: Sō Percussion

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. 31: Brian Jones
Feb. 1: Joan de Albuquerque, Christine Deignan
Feb. 2: Mark Johns
Feb. 3: Joseph Madrigal, Molly Wilker
Feb. 4: Julie Bakken
Feb. 5: John Cord, Breann Hageman, Corby Preus


Feb. 1: Derek Hartl, Spencer Martin, 15 years
Feb. 3: Marsha Nierling, 35 years


Ron Fritz, who has worked for Luther for more than 15 years has announced his retirement effective March 2. We thank Ron for his years of service to the college.

New positions and titles

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. A bachelor's degree is required and a minimum of three years financial aid office experience is preferred.

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


For sale: Entertainment set with recessed light in the top. Center section is 36 inches wide with side cabinets open for display. High quality furniture. Will sell to best offer, accepting bids through Feb. 7 only. Call Darla, 382-2614.

For sale: Stihl Chain Saw, MS260 with 18-inch bar, bought new in 2007. May need tune up. Email bids to <hackiv01> by noon Wednesday, Feb. 8. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Free: Assortment of new mercury-free Beltone hearing aid batteries: Eight B 347, 18 B26 and 40 312Xcell batteries. Contact Tim Schweizer, <schweizt>, if interested.

Wanted: Luther student looking for a bed frame and mattress. Prefer double or queen; will pick up from location. Please contact Luigi Enriquez, <enrilu02>. Will also sing for my dinner.

Found: Personal book found near library, titled "Schlesien." Appears to be volume two of a journal. If yours, please email <donlanre>.

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


And finally...

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."

-Maya Angelou