Tuesday, February 21

TUESDAY 2/21/17

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Student Research Symposium call for applications

The Honors Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the call for applications for the annual Luther College Student Research Symposium, which will be held Friday, May 5. Encourage students to submit proposals and find information at; www.luther.edu/symposium.

Luther to commemorate 'The Reformation of Everything'

Luther is commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with "The Reformation of Everything," a series of events throughout 2017, and extends an invitation to the upcoming conference, "Liberating Grace: The Power of Reformation in the World Today," Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1.The conference features keynote speakers The Reverend Nadia Bolz-Weber, E and Ralston Deffenbaugh. Register for the conference online at tickets.luther.edu; or via the Luther Ticket Office.

Open portrait day reminder

Open portrait day is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. every second Thursday of the month in the Media Relations office, Union 213. Professional head shots are free of charge for staff, faculty and students; passport and visa photos are $5. It is important to remind students that need passport photos and head shots to plan ahead and attend an open portrait day before they run out of time.

Upcoming open portrait days include:

  • Thursday, March 9
  • Thursday, April 13
  • Thursday, May 11

ICF McElroy student/faculty research call for proposals

Iowa College Foundation McElroy Trust Student/Faculty Research Projects for 2017-18. Student participants must be juniors or seniors in fall 2017. Applications require dual authorship by the proposing student, or team of students, and a sponsoring faculty member. Funds may be used to support all expenses of a credible research project except faculty stipends. The maximum award is $2,000. Luther is eligible to submit up to four proposals. The internal deadline for proposals is April 12. Forms are available in the Dean�s Office, Union 262 or by email, <brandtja>.

Student ambassador recommendations

The Admissions Office is looking for outgoing and energetic students who love talking about Luther and sharing their experience with prospective students. Email recommendations of current first-years, sophomores and juniors to join the Student Ambassador Program to Deirdre, <dduvel>, by Friday, Feb. 24. Students may also apply directly online through our application on the Summer Employment website or our application on the Work Study website by noon Monday, Feb. 27.

Luther employee commuting habits

Information about employee commuting habits is an important part of Luther's Carbon Footprint and Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System Report (STARS). Please take two minutes and tell Sustainability how you get to work via the employee commuting survey. Sustainability would appreciate responses by March 1.

Community Supported Agriculture rebates are back

Eat well and support local farmers: employee households are eligible to receive up to $100 towards the purchase of a Community Supported Agriculture share in 2017. A list of participating CSA Farms and share options can be found online. There's something for everyone! Questions? Email <sustainability> and find more info online.

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.

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.

Luther baseball: Vs. Cancer Foundation fundraiser

Luther's baseball program is partnering up with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help raise money for kids' cancer research. Visit the donation page to donate and spread the word! Luther baseball will also host a game dedicated to spreading awareness at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, against Dubuque at home. 

StaffExcellenceAward 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.

National Library Week 'READ' poster submissions

Preus Library is accepting entries from the community to be featured in "READ" posters in celebration of National Library Week April 9-15. Community members are encouraged to email <reading> and talk about why libraries are important to them. Winners will be featured in their own "READ" poster that they can keep! Examples can be viewed online; submissions can be from individuals or small groups. Luther's celebration of National Library Week is sponsored by the Library.

Teladoc charges

UMR has a real time eligibility 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.

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.

Open house fitness sessions

Interested in improving your health and fitness, but unsure where to start or looking for 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. Email <wellness> in advance to sign up for a time slot.

Wellness Series: foam roller edition

Monday, Feb. 27 at 9:30 a.m., noon >5:15 p.m. in Borlaug. Stop by during your break or after work for approximately 20 minutes and learn how to use a foam roller to alleviate musculoskeletal pain and increase flexibility and range of motion. Contact Vicky, <jaegervi>, with questions. 

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 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.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Liz Rog '81
Friday, Feb. 24: Robert Wafula
Monday, Feb. 27: J-term class: Christianity, Slavery, and their Representations in Ghanaian Literature

Home sporting events this week

Feb. 23: Women's basketball vs. Loras College, IIAC Tournament semifinals, 7 p.m.

Events this week

Feb. 21: Luther College Woman's Club meeting, 1:10 p.m., Peace Dining Room; Guest lecture: Patricia Wright, "Girl Power: Ladies Lead in the Lemurs of Madagascar," 5:30 p.m., Valders 206; Faculty Artist Series: Rachel Brandwein and Carol Hester, 7:30 p.m., NRH
Feb. 23: SAC Cinema: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," 7 p.m., Valders 206
Feb. 24: SAC Spotlight: G Yamazawa, 9 p.m., Marty's
Feb. 27: Dorian Band Festival Concert, 6:30 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Student recitals

Adrian Spencer and Marie Sauze '18, will perform a voice recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4.

Elena Zarecky'17 will perform a tuba recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11.

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.

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.

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, Alan Hovhaness, Rachel Brandwein and others. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

SAC Cinema: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

SAC Cinema presents "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in Valders 206. Doors open at 7 p.m. and event fee is $5. Free popcorn will be served while supplies last.

Music in the Shape of a Pear

The semi-annual "Music in the Shape of a Pear" concert series features a weekend-long festival of music Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26. All events throughout the festival are open to the public with no charge for admission. Four of the seven events will be held on campus:

  • "Musica Electronica," 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24, Luther Planetarium on Valders first floor
  • "Chamber Music from Iowa and Environs," 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, NRH
  • "Composers Online: Three Things You Can Do Today" seminar, 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, Jenson-Noble Choir Room
  • "Even More Chamber Music from Iowa and Environs," 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, NRH

The full schedule of events and more information are located online

SAC Spotlight: G Yamazawa

Widely considered one of the top spoken word artists in the country, slam poet G Yamazawa is performing at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Marty's. Tickets for the event, sponsored by SAC Spotlight, are $5 at the Ticket Office or at the door. Yamazawa has performed across the globe, and is known for his evocative performances on YouTube, where he lyrically critiques disunity and racism he knew growing up as a Japanese-American in the south.

Ethnic Arts Festival

The community is invited to celebrate the many cultures that come together in the name of education through the Luther College Diversity Center's annual Ethnic Arts Festival Saturday, Feb. 25. The festival includes a Country Fair from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in the CFA Atrium with hors d'oeuvres available for purchase throughout the atrium at the event. In addition to the Country Fair, there will be performances representing different cultures at 7 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall. The community is invited to enjoy a variety of cultural dances and songs performed by Luther students. Both the Country Fair and the performance are open to the public with no charge for admission.

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 school students.

National TRIO Day open house

Please join the staff and students of the TRIO Achievement Program for an open house Tuesday, Feb. 28. In celebration of National TRIO Day, the community is invited to come by TRIO's new space on the lower level of Preus Library between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn more about TRIO and what it does, plus enjoy tasty treats and register for door prizes.

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 the CFL Main Hall, with a question and answer session to follow his talk. Tickets available for $5 at the at Ticket Office. Please note the change of location from last week's Tuesday ad.

'The Nether'

The Luther College Theatre Department will put on four performances of Jennifer Haley's "The Nether" March 1-4 in Jewel Theatre in Luther's Center for the Arts. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 2-3; and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4. In the world of "The Nether," the Internet has been replaced by a beautiful virtual world, but this digital paradise hides a dark secret.

The Nile Project musical collaboration and water cooperation

The Nile Project's Mina Girgis, producer and CEO, and other Nile project artists will lead a musical collaboration and water cooperation at 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, in the CRH. Girgis will discuss the environmental, economic and political factors that have contributed to the Nile water conflict. Members of the Nile project will demonstrate how their music acts as an innovative solution and vehicle to transform conflict to cooperation The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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.

Margot Fassler to speak on 'Cosmos and Creation' March 7

Author and sacred music historian, Margot Fassler, will deliver a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, in the CRH. The lecture, titled "Hildegard's Chants for Cosmos and Creation" will focus on the works of Hildegard of Bingen, a nun and scientist. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Center Stage Series: Shaolin Warriors

Center Stage Series presents "Shaolin Warriors," a wildly popular theatrical experience representing over a thousand years of Chinese martial arts culture. The performance takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the Main Hall of the CFL. Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors age 65 and over and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and may be purchased online or via the Luther Ticket Office.


Celebrations this week


Feb. 22: Paul Frana, Candy Ode
Feb. 24: David Huinker
Feb. 25: Lynn Ingvalson, Helen Olsen
Feb. 26: Megan Sherman
Feb. 27: Igor Kalnin, Teri Miller


Feb. 27: Ellen Modersohn, 5 years


To Carol Gilbertson and family on the death of her brother, Stephen Gilbertson, who passed away Feb. 7.

To Jayme Nelson and family on the death of her father, Gary Rutledge, who passed away Feb. 11. 


Andy Hageman published a chapter in the Duke University Press edited volume "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask Žižek."

The Luther College Dance program has been commissioned to perform the pieces "Body of Water" and "The Invitation Game" for STEAM DAY at the Visitation School located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, on March 25. "Body of Water" will be the centerpiece STEAM day performance featuring seven alumni and four current students from the dance and jazz music programs. The Invitation Game will be the centerpiece STEAM day interactive workshop featuring four alumni and nine current students from the dance and jazz music programs.

The Luther College Dance program and Office of the Dean will sponsor 14 dance students to present their creative and scholarly research at the American College Dance Association's North-Central Region's Moving Bodies conference at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, March 8-11. All students will be presenting their creative and scholarly research at the conference. Also presenting are faculty in dance Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre and Jane Hawley with music faculty, Jon Ailabouni and guest musician, J.J. Kaufman.


Fly fishing clinic: Fly fishing clinic being offered by the Driftless Chapter of Trout Limited and Decorah Parks and Recreation from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday Feb. 25 at Decorah High School. Learn the basics of fly fishing and spin fishing, equipment is provided. Contact Steven Matter with questions, [email protected]. The clinic is open to the public with no charge for admission.

For sale: TKL soft cello case, asking $25. Set of Jargar strings (Violincello I-IV Medium), free. Contact Tim, <schweizt>.

For sale: White 2000 Corolla CE with 117,700 miles. Car is reliable and includes five-speed manual, cruise control, air conditioning, AM and FM radio, casette player and tinted rear windows. Gets 35 mpg and includes four mounted snow tires. Asking $1,600, contact Eric at <baacer01> or 382-4085.

For sale: 16 by 8 feet ribbed steel, uninsulated, white overhead garage door with installation hardware. Very good condition. Asking $75. Contact Kim O'Brien, 380-8561.

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. Contact Lyle, <halvly01>.

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


And finally...

"I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them." Madam C. J. Walker