Tuesday, February 14

TUESDAY 2/14/17

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Tenure and promotions

At their Feb. 10-12 meeting in Minneapolis, the Board of Regents granted tenure to Anita Carrasco, Dan Davis, Kyle Fey, Andrew Hageman, Thomas Johnson, Angela Kueny and Jodi Meyer-Mork. All were promoted to associate professor. Six faculty members were promoted to full professor: Storm Bailey, Jon Jensen, Olga Michels, Todd Pedlar, Gregory Peterson and Sören Steding. Congratulations to all!

Candidate open forum: Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion

The Luther community is invited to attend an open forum session with the third Dean candidate from<1-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the CRH. Forum participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to the search committee.

tending all candidate open forums is encouraged, but not required. In addition to the feedback form, you can also share your thoughts with the search committee members: 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.


Strategic planning survey reminder

Help contribute to the college's future by completing the online, anonymous strategic planning survey. All faculty, staff and students received an email invitation to participate in the survey. Click the link provided in the original email sent Feb. 6 or the reminder email sent Feb. 10.

What is the most important challenge for Luther to address? What opportunities must not be overlooked? The college seeks responses to these and other important questions - don't miss the chance to participate. Completing the survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes - a relatively brief investment of time that will influence the college's direction for much longer. Survey responses are strictly confidential and will be reviewed and analyzed by the college's consultants at Keeling & Associates.

The survey remains open only until Feb. 20. Please make responding to the survey a priority today.
Brad Chamberlain and Terry Sparkes, co-chairs, Strategic Planning Committee

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.

Seeking recommendations for class of 2017 profiles

The Luther Alumni Magazine will profile eight students from the class of 2017 in this fall's issue. We're looking for students who, together, represent a wide range of majors, interests, backgrounds and post-Luther plans. Please send profile suggestions to <magazine> by March 1. Please also tell us why you are recommending the student or students. Thank you for your help!

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.

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, students 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.

Strengths-based education workshop

Encourage students to attend the spring semester Strengths Workshop 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in Olin 113. Students will take the StrengthsFinder Assessment and participate in the Strengths-Based education workshop. This is an excellent opportunity for seniors, juniors and sophomores to participate in Strengths if they have not already engaged through a class, team or group during their time at Luther. Students must to register online to participate. Contact <strengths> with questions.

February Employee Wellness Newsletter

Check out the February issue of "Words of Wellness". This month's main article is called Protecting Your Heart this Valentine's Day" and Joan deAlbuquerque 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.

Staff Excellence Award nominations

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due Monday, April 10; winners will be announced at Luther College Staff Day Wednesday, June 7. Send nominations to Marsha, <mwenthold>, in Human Resources. More information about the award and the nomination process, as well as the nomination form, are available on the Human Resources website.

Call for summer student/faculty research proposals

Proposals for summer student/faculty collaborative research are now being accepted. Project proposals must be written and submitted jointly by the student and faculty member. Priority is given to meritorious proposals from teams involving students who have not previously been funded through this program. Each full grant provides $3,000 in stipend to the student, up to $500 for project expenses and $500 in faculty development funds. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in the Dean's Office, Union 262. Contact the Dean's Office, 387-1005, with questions.

Center for Ethics and Public Engagement book groups

Interested in some discussion of today's current events and hot topics? The CEPE is offering a variety of book groups and a world news discussion. Sign up on the center's door, Olin 214, or online. Faculty, staff and students welcome. Contact Victoria, <victoria.christman>, with questions.

Prime rib dinner in the Caf

Dinner in the Cafeteria on Thursday, Feb. 16, is extra special with horseradish prime rib available. The prime rib will be served with red wine braised carrots and onions, sauteed green beans, boursin whipped potatoes and a crimini mushroom demi glaze for an extra $5. Normal menu options will also still be available.

TIAA workshop reminder

There is still time to register for the TIAA workshop to be held 12:45-1:45 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the CFL Recital Hall. 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.

Teladoc charges

UMR has a real time eligibility (RTE) in place with Teladoc. Members in the $750 PPO plan will not pay anything at the time of service. Teladoc will submit a claim and UMR will pay them similar to any provider claim. Members in the high deductible health plan will pay $45 until they have met their deductible. Once their deductible is met, they also will not pay anything at the time of service. Essentially, it works just like a doctors office. Contact Marsha <mwenthold>, with questions. 

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.

Regents Center (until March 16)

Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-8 p.m.

Legends (until March 16)

Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 1–7 p.m.

Preus Library

Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday: Noon–Midnight

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. The community is invited to attend one of the following open discussions/panels:

  • 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.

Erdman Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Encourage entrepreneurial students to apply of the Erdman Entrepreneurial Scholarship. The scholarship awards a grand prize of $5,000 and two awards of $2,500 for runners up. Applicants can be students of any year and any major that have started and managed a business during their time at Luther. Applications are due March 13, students must be available for the award ceremony April 11. Students can apply and find more information online. Contact Teresa, <flinte01>, 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.

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 an open house fitness session for faculty, staff and students 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. Wellness staff will be available to answer questions, demonstrate exercises and equipment in Legends, and give professional advice to get you started. Walk-ins are welcome, or email <wellness> in advance.

Free Friday morning open gym

Parents and their children (0-5 years old) are invited to come burn off energy Fridays in February from 10:30-11:45 a.m. at an open gym inside Luther's North Gym and indoor track. There is no admission fee, and balls, scooters, etc. are provided. A parent/guardian must stay for supervision. 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. Thank you to Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission (UERPC), Gundersen Health System and Luther College for making this program possible.

New at luther.edu

The Alumni Profiles page has two new stories:

Lindsay Sheridan '13 tells how Luther prepared her for her current position leading marketing and communications for the Cathedral Choral Society in Washington, D.C., a 140-voice volunteer chorus in residence at Washington National Cathedral.

Rachel Peterson '04 describes how peace studies in Norway seemed like a natural next step for her after studying anthropology and sociology at Luther.

On the Faculty Stories page, Susan Schmidt, visiting assistant;professor of social work, tells about interviewing more than 200 unaccompanied children from Central America and Mexico detained in federal shelters and Border Patrol facilities for a report to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Book Shop news

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

Monday-Saturday, Feb. 13-18, stop in the Book Shop for the week of "Clearance Love" event. Purchase two clearance items and get 20 percent off each item; Purchase three or more clearance items and get 30 percent off each item.

The 2017 Wii Bowling tournament started Monday, Feb. 13,but four person teams are still being accepted for registration. Contact Chauncy Eggland, <egglch01 or Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>. 


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 15: Anne Edison-Albright
Friday, Feb. 17: Sean Burke
Monday, Feb. 20: Laura Gentry '92

Home sporting events this week

Feb. 18: Basketball vs. Central College, women at 2 p.m., men at 4 p.m.

Events this week

Feb. 14: Paideia Texts and Issues lecture: Michelle Boike and Wintlett Taylor-Browne, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Feb. 15: Guest lecture: Muha Bazila, 7 p.m., Olin 102; Faculty Artist Series: Jon Ailabouni, trumpet, 7:30 p.m., NRH
Feb. 16: Black History Month lecture: A Conversation with Charles Burnett, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Faculty Artist Series: Jonathan Struve, 7:30 p.m., NRH
Feb. 18: Center Stage Series: Sō Percussion, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Feb. 19: Faculty Artist Series: Miko Kominami, piano, 4 p.m., NRH; Norse Awards, 7 p.m., Regents Center; Film screening: 'Land of the Lemurs: Madagascar', 7:30 p.m., Olin 102

Student recitals

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

Kyla Grau '17, will perform a piano recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. 

Elizabeth Shoemaker and Sarah Bauer '18 will perform a violin and cello recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

Anthropology Day

National Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate and participate in their discipline with the public around them. To celebrate the field of anthropology at Luther, enjoy a series events hosted by the department Thursday, Feb. 16: stop by the anthropology table 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Union to win some anthropology swag; visit the anthropology lab on the third floor of Koren to check out cool artifacts, enjoy some treats and learn about the ways to get involved; and browse through anthropology books on special display in the library.

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.

Faculty Artist Series: Jonathan Struve, voice

Jonathon Struve will perform a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the NRH. The recital will begin with Bach's Cantata BWV 82, "Ich habe genug," featuring performances by Luther faculty. The second half of his program will feature art songs by George Butterworth, Maurice Ravel and Francesco Paolo Tosti. The recital 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 features Brahms' Klavierstucke, Op. 118 and "Peccadilloes" by American composer Paul Schoenfield. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther Norse Awards Feb. 19

The Student Athlete Advisory committee invites the Luther community to attend the Norse Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Regents Center Gymnasium. Enjoy a fun night with the Norse recognizing achievements from 2016 including teams of the year, athletes of the year and much more. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Film screening: 'Land of the Lemurs: Madagascar'

As part of her visit to Luther, Patricia Wright, primatologist and distinguished service professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, will show the IMAX film, "Land of the Lemurs: Madagascar," at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in Olin 102. The film screening is open to the public with no charge for admission. This event will precede her Feb. 21 lecture, "Girl Power: Ladies Lead in the Lemurs of Madagascar."

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program lecture

As part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program, Luther will host Patricia Wright, primatologist and distinguished service professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook Feb. 20-21. Wright's lecture, "Girl Power: Ladies Lead in the Lemurs of Madagascar," will focus on matriarchal social organization among lemurs in Madagascar. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Valders 206 and will be preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. in the Valders Concourse. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Rachel Brandwein and Carol Hester

Rachel Brandwein and Carol Hester will perform a faculty flute and harp recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the NRH. Spencer Martin, viola, will perform alongside Brandwein and Hester on Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp. The program includes works by Debussy, Hovhaness, Rachel Brandwein and others. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther College Woman's Club meeting Feb. 21

The Luther College Woman's Club February meeting will feature Luther faculty members and "Body of Water" co-developers, Jane Hawley and Jodi Enos-Berlage, at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah Swimming Pool parking lot is available and leaves at 1:10 p.m. For more information, call Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288, or visit the LCWC website.

Dorian Band Festival Grand Concert Feb. 27

Featuring three festival bands and 625 high school musicians from 105 high schools, Luther's annual Dorian Band Festival Grand Concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in the CFL Main Hall. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert's festival bands include a Symphonic Band - an auditioned group of about 75 students, and the Sperati and Noble Bands - both consisting of 250 high schoolers.

Chris Norton: The Power to Stand

SAC Leadership presents Luther alumnus Chris Norton! Chris Norton is a keynote speaker and author who calls upon audiences to focus on response instead of situation, and to be defined by attitude rather than circumstance. Chris will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in Main Hall of the CFL, and a question and answer session will follow his talk. Tickets available for $5 at the at Ticket Office.

Center Stage Series: The Nile Project

The Nile Project, a cross-cultural collaboration that brings artists from 11 Nile countries together for a musical celebration of Nile identity, will perform at Luther at 7:30 p.m.Saturday, March 4, in the CFL Main Hall. Part environmental awareness initiative, part musical collaboration, the 35-member collective comes together from 11 different East African countries to create a unified sound while maintaining each country's unique culture and musical tradition. Tickets for the Center Stage Series performance of The Nile Project on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office.


Celebrations this week


Feb. 16: Karen Tenneson
Feb. 17: Faust Gertz, Peggy Lensing
Feb. 18: Jan Cordell, Molly McNicoll
Feb. 20: Kate Elliott, Matt Hammen, Larry Sikkink


Feb. 15: Mary Haugen, 15 years


After more than 27 years, Carolyn Schwendeman has announced her retirement from the Financial Aid office effective April 27. We thank Carolyn for her service and congratulate her on her retirement.

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.


Todd Green delivered the lecture, "Islamophobia and Interfaith Engagement" at the Institute of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies in Baltimore, Maryland, Feb. 7.

The art of sophomores Ryan Koning and Joseph Cowan has been selected to be featured in Lanesboro Arts' annual Emerging Artist Exhibition. The show opens with an artist reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and the exhibition runs through March 19. Open to the public with no charge for admission, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Ave N. in Lanesboro, Minnesota, with gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gregory Peterson gave a guest organ recital at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, Arizona, Jan. 29. The second half of the program included unique duets for four hands and four feet. Collaborating in the performance was Professor Emeritus of Music William Kuhlman.

Jill Wilson presented at the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium hosted by the Center for Music Education Research at the University of South Florida. The project, a collaboration with Natalie Royston of Iowa State University, was titled "Beliefs of undergraduate music teacher education students on professional teacher dispositions."


For sale: Metal bunk bed in great condition. Used one year. Twin bed on top bunk, couch/full-size futon below. Includes twin mattress and futon mattress. Asking $150 for the whole set. Contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865.

For sale: Rick Riordan's "The Heroes of Olympus" collection, books two, three and four: "The Son of Neptune," "The Mark of Athena" and "The House of Hades." Asking $20 for the set (they're normally $20 per book). In great condition with book jackets intact. Contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865.

For sale: Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson's Greek Gods." Asking $10 (sells for $24.99). In great condition with book jacket intact. Contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865.

For sale: A nice white 1999 Chrysler convertible, currently has 98,000 miles. In good working condition, no leaks, has cruise control. Back seat window needs work. Asking $1,000; available after Feb. 23.

Help wanted: Do you know a high school student looking for a part time job after school, on weekends or during the summer? Luther College Dining Services is hiring for the Cafeteria and Catering. Flexible hours and fun working environment. Students can apply here

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.


And finally...

It is estimated that $1.7 billion are spent on Valentine's Day candy, much of which is chocolate: approximately 58 million pounds of chocolate are sold during the week of Valentine's Day.