Tuesday, February 7

TUESDAY 2/7/17

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Tuesday deadline reminder

A reminder that the deadline for Tuesday submissions is 3 p.m. on Fridays. The Media Relations office appreciates the Luther community adhering to the Tuesday deadline, as the office sets aside specific times for Tuesday compilation and editing. Late submissions for the Tuesday prevent the office from distributing the Tuesday on time. Submissions can be sent via the Tuesday online form or emailed to <tuesday>. Submissions must be limited to 75 words.

Strategic Planning opportunities

Faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to participate in the following Strategic Planning sessions:

Open Forums

  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 9:40-10:50 a.m., CFL Recital Hall
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
  • Friday, Feb, Feb. 10, 12:15-1:15 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Idea Walls

  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 3-4 p.m.: Regents Center, north lobby
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.: Residence Halls (Brandt, Ylvisaker, Towers)
  • Friday, Feb, 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Dahl Centennial Union, Williams lounge
  • Friday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Valders concourse
  • Friday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m: Center for the Arts, across from Sunnyside Caf
  • Friday, Feb. 10, 2:30-4 p.m.: Jenson-Noble, Mostrom-Bahe lobby

Small group sessions

  • LGBTQ Faculty and Staff: Thursday, Feb. 9, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Borlaug room (Union)
  • Faculty and Staff of Color: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Nobel room (Union)
  • Faculty and Staff on Women and Gender Concerns: Friday, Feb. 10: 1:30-2:30 p.m., Nansen room (Union)

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. 13, CFL Recital Hall
1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, CFL Recital Hall

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

In addition to the feedback form, the community can share comprehensive thoughts on all three candidates with members of the search committee: Kevin Kraus (chair), Matt Bills, Paula Carlson, Anita Carrasco, Sophia Engelman, Ron Ferguson, Aaron Hafner, Mike Johnson, Thomas C. Johnson, Corey Landstrom, Chivonne Marlow, Iloria Phoenix '18, and Terry Sparkes.

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>.

SAC Concerts: Spring concert announcement

The Spring Concert has been announced! SAC Concerts is excited to announce that X Ambassadors will perform in the Luther College Regents Center on Friday, April 21. Tickets are $45 and are available at the Ticket Office beginning Monday, Feb. 13.


February staff meeting

At this month's staff meeting, learn about the proposed elementary school on Anderson Prairie and how to get involved with Giving Day 2017. Representatives from the Land Use Committee will discuss their process for reviewing the elementary school proposal and gathering feedback from the Luther community. The meeting will be offered twice: at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Peace Dining Room. All staff are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions. 

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.

Board of Regents meets this week

The Regents will meet Feb. 10-12 in Minneapolis. To view the "Winter 2017 Report to the Board of Regents," search for "Regents" in the Search Courses box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, accept.

Giving Day 2017 volunteering opportunities

Join us for Giving Day on Thursday, March 9-volunteers are needed to share the fun of giving back to Luther on social media. Faculty, staff and friends will be interviewed during the 12-hour live stream! Want to talk about the great work being done on campus with alumni through the live stream? Willing to post on social media? Sign up now for Team #luthergives17!

TIAA workshop reminder

There is still time to register for the TIAA workshop to be held Tuesday, Feb. 14. The workshop leader will address understanding the real benefit of time in regards to retirement planning, saving and investing; learning the essential features of retirement investments; and gaining the confidence to create or modify retirement plans. Register by calling TIAA 800-732-8353. Pre-registration is helpful; however, the community is welcome to attend without registering. The workshop is 12:45-1:45 p.m., Tuesday, February 14 in the CFL Recital Hall.

Spring semester hours

Technology Help Desk

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

Digital Media Center

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

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 for Member ID, located on the UMR health card. Once logged in, members 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/#.

Anderson Prairie school proposal comments

The Land Use Committee is inviting students, faculty and staff to offer feedback on the Anderson Prairie school proposal via the informational website and public discussions. Below are means through which the Luther community can engage and learn more:

  • Short walk in Anderson Prairie: 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Meet in lower parking lot of Sampson Hoffland.
  • Attend open discussion/panel
    • Students and Decorah community: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Valders 206
    • Faculty: 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, Valders 206
    • Staff: during regular staff meetings Feb. 15-16, Peace Dining

Contact <landuse> with questions. 

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees

Join us for the monthly NQFL for Luther employees Tuesday, Feb. 14, sponsored by Wellness. Boost your social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. Come enjoy a meal anytime between 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in Peace Dining Room (note venue change for the month). The charge is just $5 (cash, check or Luther ID). Includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact <wellness> with questions.

Valentine's Day treats 

Personalize a giant heart-shaped chocolate chip cookie or cake for that special someone, parent, kid or neighbor. Order a dozen cake, brownie or rice crispy pops to share with the office on Valentine's Day. Place orders online by Friday, Feb. 10  and pick up Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Dining Services Office. Dining dollars, faculty/staff charge, cash and check are accepted.

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 help participants identify unhealthy relationships and teach appropriate ways to get involved. Sponsored by Counseling Service, Wellness, NASA, Student Life, Active Minds and Decorah's Helping Services for Children and Families.

Wilderness first aid training

Love adventure? Don't be caught unprepared! Wilderness first aid training, sponsored by the Wilderness Medicine Institute, will be offered at Luther from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12. Contact Emily Neal, <nealem01>, for information on course fee and registration. Luther student discounts are available. 

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. Wednesdays, Feb. 8, and 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 sessions. 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. Classes are open to swimmers of all fitness and ability levels. Cost is $18 per one-month sessions for the Luther community. 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.

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.

Book Shop news

Friday, Feb. 10 is the last day to sign up for the 2017 Wii Bowling tournament, which takes place Feb. 13-March 10. Playoffs are held March 13-17. Sign up in groups of four by emailing Vicky, <jaegervi> or Chauncy <egglch01>.

Stop in the book shop Tuesday, Feb. 14, for a Valentine's Day treat and in-store discounts. 


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 8: Alyssa Henning, visiting assistant professor of religion
Friday, Feb. 10: Ashalul Aden '20
Monday, Feb. 13: Lucas Holsten '11

Home sporting events this week

Feb. 10: Wrestling vs. Buena Vista, 7 p.m.
Feb. 11: Men's tennis vs. Simpson College, 1 p.m.; Women's basketball vs. Loras College, 2 p.m.; Men's tennis vs. Wisconsin Lutheran, 7 p.m.

Events this week

Feb. 7: Art exhibit: "The X-Ray series," Feb.7-March 17, Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery; CEPE open house, noon, Olin 214; Film screening: "Killer of Sheep,' 6:30 p.m., Olin 102; Nordic Choir Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Feb. 9: Emeriti Colloquia: Dick Cole, 3 p.m., Mott Room
Feb. 10: Student production: Vagina Monologues, 7:30 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Feb. 11: Student production: Vagina Monologues, 2:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m., CFL Recital Hall; Faculty Artist Series: Unison Piano Duo, 4 p.m., NRH
Feb. 12: Annual Benefactors Organ Recital: Aaron David Miller, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Student recitals

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

Isak Swanson '17 will perform a viola recital at noon Sunday, Feb. 19. 

Iloria Phoenix '18, will perform a voice recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19.

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.

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.

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.

Nordic Choir homecoming concert

The Luther College Nordic Choir will perform a tour homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Luther College Center for Faith and Life. The program includes selections from "Jubilate Deo" by Benjamin Britten, "The Road Home" by the late Stephen Paulus, and "Always Singing" by Dale Warland as well as hymn-arrangements, spirituals and the traditional Nordic Choir closing piece "O Lord God" by Pavel Chesnokov. The performance by the 66-member Nordic Choir is open to the public with no charge for admission.

National teach-in on presidential executive order banning immigrants

A virtual teach-in is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, that will help educators and students understand the legal and historical contexts and issues raised by the new U.S. immigration policies. The teach-in will explain how students, parents and families are being affected, what resources might be available and some ways college faculty, staff and students can respond. Speakers include lawyers, activists and academics with experience working in Muslim and immigrant communities. Register online; contact Amy, <webberam>, with questions.

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, praised by the New York Concert Review for their, "...fleet and sparkling, unusually high level of ensemble playing," 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.

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, 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.

Muha Bazila: 'A Reflection on Art, Representation, and Black Militancy'

As part of Luther College's observance of Black History Month, artist Muha Bazila will deliver a lecture titled "A Reflection on Art, Representation, and Black Militancy" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Olin 102. Bazila explores the representation of black people in Brazilian art and also discusses his own work in the context of black militancy in Brazil.

Filmscreenings: 'Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property' and 'Killer of Sheep

In preparation for filmmaker Charles Burnett's Feb. 16 visit to campus, the Africana studies department is sponsoring screenings of two of Burnett's films. "Killer of Sheep" will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, with a discussion led by Courtney Field '19 and Andrew Hageman will follow. "Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property" will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and a discussion led by Thomas Johnson will follow. Both films screenings, which will take place in Olin 102, are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Dustin Thomas with J.J. Schrick

Singer-songwriter, beat-box artist and self-proclaimed globe-trotter, Dustin Thomas, will bring his socially conscious soul-folk music to Luther for a unique concert event Friday, Feb. 10. Singer-songwriter and Luther sophomore J.J. Schrick will also play a set under his performing moniker, Meadowlark Valley, to open the concert for Thomas. The Luther Student Activities Council invites the community to come enjoy the performances, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Schrick, followed by Thomas at 7:30 p.m., in Marty's. Tickets are $10 in the Ticket Office or at the door.

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; remaining tickets will be sold at the door the night of the show.

Gospel Sunday guest speaker: Alisha L. Jones

Gospel Sunday, will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the CFL Main Hall! The preacher will be Alisha L. Jones, Ph.D., an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at Indiana University and a scholar described as being at the intersection of music, religion and social justice. The service is open to the public.

Faculty Artist Series: Jon Ailabouni, trumpet

Featuring a variety of works written by female jazz composers, Jon Ailabouni will perform a trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the NRH. His performance will feature works by Lil Armstrong, Bernice Petkere, Mary Lou Williams, Carla Bley and others. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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>.

Faculty Artist Series: Miko Kominami, piano

Performing two sets of music spanning a century, Miko Kominami will perform a piano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in the NRH. Her program will feature Brahms' Klavierstucke, Op. 118 and "Peccadilloes" by American composer Paul Schoenfield. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission. 


Celebrations this week


Feb. 8: Debbie Aske, Jon Thompson
Feb. 9: Joseph Raymond, Kim Walters
Feb. 11: Kasey Nikkel
Feb. 12: Janna Edrington
Feb. 13: Cassie Fouts, Shea Headington, Jeff Leschensky

New positions and titles

Adam Ptacek started his position as campus programming technician on Jan. 20. His office is CFL 202, telephone 387-1537.

Sarah Forsythe began her position as Food and Farm Fellow on Feb. 1. Her office is Valders 372B, telephone 387-1573.

Job postings

Safety and security officer: Full time security officer to provide for the safety and security of people and property on the Luther campus. Officers perform multiple tasks, including random patrol of building and grounds on foot and by vehicle to deter and detect criminal activity and other conduct issues with an emphasis on prevention. The primary hours for this position will be be 3:30-11:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. or a combination of both. Scheduled hours will include weekends and holidays. The position can be physically demanding. A high school diploma or GED is required, some college is preferred. Must have or obtain CPR and AED training. Preferred qualifications include past security, law enforcement or customer service experience and training. Prior experience in a college setting is desired. Applicants must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record and must pass an extensive background check.

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


Amy Weldon's essay "Keats-Shelley House, Rome, Italy," is now published on The Common.

Megan Strom and Emily Alcock '17 published a manuscript titled "Floods, waves, and surges: The representation of [email protected] immigrant children in the United States mainstream media" in the journal Critical Media Studies. This publication is the product of a Luther Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant.


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>.

Roommate wanted: Luther faculty member seeks roommate to share a four-bedroom, two-bath unit in a duplex within walking distance to campus. Roommate would have two bedrooms and one bath on the lower level; laundry and kitchen would be shared. Must be able to handle having two small, well-trained dogs in the house. Contact Jonathan, <struvejo> or 419-5402.

Found: A necklace was found in a Larsen Hall classroom. Come to the Center for Global Learning in Larsen to claim, contact <global> with questions.

For sale: Craftsman style home on the flats in Decorah, located three blocks from Water Street. Kitchen was completely remodeled in 2015. Original oak flooring and trim throughout the main level with a large built-in oak buffet in the dining room, all carefully maintained and cared for. The home also has a wood burning fireplace and an attached two-car garage. The asking price is $219,900. Call Katie, 380-8263, with questions or to set up a showing.

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>.


And finally...

Feb. 10, 1964: After 10 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by a vote of 290-130. The bill prohibited any state or local government or public facility from denying access to anyone because of race or ethnic origin. It further gave the U.S Attorney General the power to bring school desegregation lawsuits.