Tuesday, March 14

TUESDAY 3/14/17

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A message from President Carlson regarding the executive order on immigration

Luther College reaffirms our commitment to being a global learning community that welcomes, supports and celebrates people of all faiths and backgrounds.

To enhance support for students affected by the recently revised executive order, I have appointed a Coordinated Campus Response Team, which will be in place through summer 2017. This ad hoc task force will coordinate the college's response to the needs of students as they arise and advise me concerning our ongoing response. In particular, we are working on ways to assist affected students as they plan for summer 2017. The response team is charged with serving as the central point of information regarding services available to affected students and for related communication with Luther students, faculty and staff. 

The response team consists of Terry Sparkes, Corey Landstrom, Amy Webber, Anne Edison-Albright and Pedro dos Santos. You can find their contact information in the campus directory. In addition to providing support on campus, we will continue to work through our higher education associations to advocate on behalf of students at the state and national level.

I also want to share college practice regarding immigration status. Luther College does not consider immigration status when making admission decisions; Campus Safety and Security does not collect immigration status information from students; and the college does not disclose private information about our students, faculty or staff unless specifically required to do so by law.

The care and support of all members of the Luther community—regardless of religion, national origin or citizenship status—is an essential guiding principle for all of us. Luther College stands firmly committed to our mission to embrace diversity and to be a community that cares for all God's people.

- President Paula J. Carlson


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.

Spring break hours

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Center
Friday, March 17: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: Closed
Sunday, March 19: Closed
Monday-Friday, March 20-24: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 26: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Friday, March 17: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Saturday, March 18-25: Closed
Sunday, March 26: 5-7 p.m.

Marty's, Nordic Brew, Grab N Go and C-Store
Friday, March 17: Closed at 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 18-26: Closed

Oneota Market
Will keep regular hours:
Monday-Friday, March 20-24: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26: Closed

Book Shop
Will keep regular hours:
Saturday, March 18: Closed
Monday-Friday, March 20-24: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Closed

Mail Center
Will keep regular hours:
Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19: Closed
Monday-Friday, March 20-24: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26: Closed

Preus Library
Friday, March 17: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19: Closed
Monday-Friday, March 20-24: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Closed
Sunday, March 26: 6 p.m.-Midnight

Regents Center
Friday, March 17: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, March 19: Noon-6 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, March 20-21: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, March 26: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Friday, March 17: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, March 18: 9 a.m.-Noon
Sunday, March 19: 2-5 p.m.
Monday-Friday, March 20-24: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: 9 a.m.-Noon
Sunday, March 26: 3-7 p.m.

Student Workshop: Making The Most Of Your Advising Appointment

Encourage students to attend a workshop on March 30 to help prepare for productive advising conversations.  Presentations offered either 9:45-10:15 a.m. or 10:20-10:50 a.m. in Valders 362.  Opportunities to meet one-on-one with the Registrar's office staff held at the same time in Valders 367. Contact Kristin Swanson <swansokr> in the Registrar's office if you have questions.

Get to know TRIO

The Luther College TRIO Achievement Program is one of 1,000 student retention programs funded by a Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Nearly 180 first-generation and income-eligible Luther students are currently participating in the program, which records more than 5,000 contacts with students annually. Contacts reflect individual meetings with TRIO advisors and peer leaders, classroom instruction and tutoring, office visits and event attendance.

Summer hours and 2017-18 holiday schedule 

Summer hours will begin Monday, May 22. For more information about summer hours, plus the holiday schedule for summer 2017 and the 2017-18 academic year, visit the Human Resources website.

Sō Percussion update

While in Decorah for their Center Stage Series performance in February, Sō Percussion held a workshop with Luther music students. The ensemble workshopped three student compositions. See video from one of these compositions online.

Pedal For a Cure

Join Wellness, Dance Marathon and the Library from March 27-31 for the first Bike-a-thon in the Library with the Fit Desks. We are teaming up to help get students Fit For the Kids! Fit Desks are made so people can study while getting exercise. Employees are encouraged to pledge money per minute that students ride the Fit Desks. Proceeds will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website or contact <wellness>.

Wedding showcase

Join Catering for a wedding showcase 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in Peace Dining Room. Wedding menu sampling will be available and local vendors will be present. For more info please contact Mike Racki, 387-1395 or <catering>.

Faculty and staff appreciation day

Celebrate faculty and staff appreciation day in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, March 29. Show a faculty/staff Luther ID and get 50 percent off lunch in the Cafeteria. A faculty/staff meal plan offers the flexibility of dining any day in the Cafeteria with a swipe of a faculty/staff ID. Twenty meals are only $5.95 each. Learn more online.

Krahn Family Student Life Service Award

Nominations for the Krahn Family Student Life Service Award must be current sophomore and junior students who have demonstrated a strong contribution to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College. Any student, faculty or staff member may nominate a student. This award is designed to recognize a student who makes a positive impact on student life. The $1,000 award is expected to be over and above any financial assistance a student receives. The nomination form can be found here.

Kuh Family 'Positively Luther' Award

The Kuh Family "Positively Luther" award is given each year to a student whose character, leadership and participation in co-curricular and other educationally purposeful activities enhance the quality of campus life. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. This $5,000 award is expected to be over and above the financial aid package offered by the college. Students may apply for this award through March 31.

Luther presents X Ambassadors

Student Activities Council–Concert Committee presents "An Evening with X Ambassadors" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Regents Center. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased online or via the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357 or <boxoffice>. With lead singer Sam Harris and his older brother Casey on keyboard, Noah Feldshuh on lead guitar and bass, and drummer Adam Levin, X Ambassadors has climbed the charts with no sign of slowing down. The group is best-known for their singles "Renegades" and "Unsteady."

ITS Used Equipment Sale 

As ITS collects used technology equipment that has served its purpose on campus, these items are listed for sale in a buy-it-now approach. The sale is open to the general public. See current listings of items and purchasing guidelines online.

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees March 14

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

Employee Wellness spring class registration 

Register for wellness classes, including Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi, that begin the week of March 27 and run for six weeks. All activities will be held in the CFA Studio 2. The cost is $24 for each six-week session and is open to current employees and spouses. To register please email <wellness>. Payment is due before the first day of class by cash or check to Luther College. Drop off or campus mail to Vicky Jaeger.

New at luther.edu 

On the Alumni Profiles page, Heather Schacht Reisinger talks about how her anthropology major at Luther led her to graduate studies on drug use and misuse, fulfilling her desire to begin using anthropology to solve real-world problems.

Book Shop news

Grad Finale
Grad Finale takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, March 14-15, in Dahl Centennial Union. 2017 grads should to stop by to pick up caps and gowns, and can also receive $25 off diploma frames, pick up commencement tickets, purchase a class ring, review and update their diploma, vote for an outstanding senior, learn more about senior giving, pre-order commencement DVDs and receive a cookie when they stop by the Career Center table. Remind them to attend this important event.

Lucky Week
-Friday, March 13-17 is "Lucky Week" in the Book Shop. Before leaving for spring break, stop in the Book Shop for great discounts on select tees, hats and water bottles.

Book Shop closed March 20
The Luther College Book Shop will be closed for the day, Monday, March 20, due to computer server updates. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, March 15: Mike Blair
Friday, March 17: Erin Steward '17
Monday, March 20: Spring break, no chapel

Events this week

March 14: Paideia Texts and Issues, "Set in Stone? Trust and Authenticity in Memorials and Museums," Lea Lovelace and Nancy Gates Madsen, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall; Faculty Artist Series, brass faculty, 8:30 p.m., NRH
March 15: "Campus Dialogue on Power and Privilege," 7 p.m., Jewel Theatre
March 16: Guest lecture, Andrea Conger, 4 p.m., Olin 102; Jim Yancey '88, classical guitar ensemble, 6 p.m., Marty's; Faculty Artist Series, Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano, 7:30 p.m., NRH

'Set in Stone? Trust and Authenticity in Memorials and Museums'

How might trust in memorials and museums mislead the public about a traumatic past? Nancy Gates Madsen and Lea Lovelace explore this question in their Paideia Texts and Issues lecture, "Set in Stone? Trust and Authenticity in Memorials and Museums," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the CFL Recital Hall. The lecture explores issues surrounding memorials through three case studies: Holocaust memorial museums, the Parque de la Memoria and the Nanjing Massacre Museum.

Faculty Artist Series: Brass faculty recital

Five Luther professors are performing a faculty recital at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the NRH. The event features professors Jon Ailabouni, trumpet; Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, horn; John Cord, trumpet; Michael Smith, alto and bass trombone; and Benjamin Yates, trombone. The Norse Brass Quintet will also be featured playing music by 20th century composer Paul Hindemith, including a movement from Hindemith's symphony "Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carla von Weber."

'Campus Dialogue on Power and Privilege' 

Luther's Black Student Union, Diversity Council and the President's Office are sponsoring "Campus Dialogue on Power and Privilege," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in Jewel Theater. Panelists will provide brief introductory statements on diversity, inclusion, integration and equality, and then the community will participate in a discussion about ways that Luther can better serve the needs of all students. Panelists include Paula Carlson, student representatives from BSU, Pride and Student Senate, and faculty representatives. All members of the campus community are invited to participate.

Guest lecture: 'What Are You Running From? Somatic Embodiment and Female Mid-Life Runners'

Over the last 10 years, the popularity of amateur running and racing has skyrocketed with the largest growth among women. A significant portion of these women are what are called mid-life runners, those who began running around age 40. The focus of this presentation will be women between the ages of 35 and 45 who have taken up recreational running and racing after having children. Andrea Conger will draw on theories from dance, mindful practice, sociology of embodiment, anthropology of the senses, as well as religion, philosophy of perception and health/fitness. Her lecture will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 16 in Olin 102. It is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Jim Yancey '88, classical guitar ensemble

Jim Yancey, Luther class of 1988, will return to Luther to perform a concert with his classical guitar ensemble at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Marty's. Yancey is an internationally featured music educator and guitarist who has traveled the world teaching workshops and performing in venues such as St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. The concert, sponsored by SAC Special Events, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Nicholas Shaneyfelt

Celebrating "firsts," Nicholas Shaneyfelt, visiting assistant professor of music, will perform his first faculty recital at Luther at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the NRH. The recital features collaboration with Luther music faculty Deborah Gover, voice, and Igor Kalnin, violin. Featuring "Three Early Songs"by Aaron Copland,"Poemas en forma de canciones"by Joaquin Turina, and Gabriel Fauré's"Violin Sonata No. 1, op. 18," this recital will be Shaneyfelt's first as a member of the Luther faculty.

Muggli to present at LCWC meeting March 21

Mark Z. Muggli, professor emeritus of English, will present "Architectural Grace: The Decorah Commercial Historic District and the National Register of Historic Places," at the March meeting of the Luther College Woman's Club at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool parking lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. For more information, contact Bonnie Warrington, 382-4288.

Women, Faith, and Finance Seminar

On Friday, April 7, Luther is hosting the 13th annual Women, Faith, and Finance seminar at the Hotel Winneshiek. Women of all ages are invited to come and learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving. Cost is $30-bring a friend and each save $5. First 75 paid registrants receive their choice between two resource books. To register, visit the website or e-mail <lovellje> for more information.


Celebrations this week


March 14: April Rowe Neal
March 15: Joan Beckman, Bethany Krepela
March 16: Jodi Meyer-Mork
March 17: Jamie Gavle
March 19: Lyle Halverson, Patrick Reicks
March 20: Laurie Zaring, Laura Peterson


After more than 42 years, Richard Rasmussen has announced his retirement from the custodial staff effective March 30. We thank Rick for his service and congratulate him on his retirement.

After more than 15 years of service to Luther College Safety and Security, Officer Ron Fritz is retiring. Please join us in wishing Ron well at a reception to be held from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Peace Dining Room. 

Job postings

Associate Registrar: .92 FTE, prepares and implements processes that support the academic program, including preparation and maintenance of academic records, registration and degree audit; executes academic policies as approved by the faculty; serves as technology liaison between the Registrar's Office and Information Technology Services; fulfills compliance responsibilities; and serves as primary assistant to the Registrar. A bachelor's degree, minimum of three years' experience in student information database management in a higher education setting, and an understanding of a liberal arts college curriculum is required. Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 27.

Full-time custodian: General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s) and public areas. Hours will generally be 2-10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.

Full-time weekend custodian: Responsibilities include assisting in maintaining building appearance, including areas such as lobbies, entrances, classrooms, offices, hallways, break rooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, staircases and restrooms. This position will work weekends as custodial support for events as needed, and will then adjust hours during the week to equal 40 hours. Typical work schedule is 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday , 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Weekday hours are negotiable. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.

Programmer and information security analyst: Seeking a full-time, motivated, detail-oriented, programmer analyst to develop software solutions and provide support and security for information systems serving students, faculty, staff and alumni. Join our team of software developers at Luther. Knowledge of procedural computer languages and experience using SQL databases is required. Excellent communication and analytical skills necessary. Technical knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, web APIs, security, and network interfaces is desired. Luther's campus workplace is a mix of Windows, Linux and Mac. 

To view complete job descriptions and apply for these position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Jessica Paul, piano, and Igor Kalnin, violin, will perform a concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Montauk Historical Site at 26223 Harding Rd,
. This performance, part of the Classics at Montauk series, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Maryna Bazylevych presented discussant comments at the panel "Matters of Method: Collaborations, Rapport, Access" at the Annual Soyuz Symposium hosted by Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Soyuz is a post-socialist cultural studies group and is a part of the American Anthropological Association and Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.

Emerita professor Norma Hervey joined two colleagues from Charles University in her presentation titled, "The Ongoing Cycles and Consequences of Racism in the US in the 21st Century." The session on race in the Modern US was chaired by a professor from Caledonian University, Glasgow. The other speakers came from the University of Azagozaga and the University of Aberdeen.

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement is pleased to announce the two Peace Scholars for 2017. Bakhita Soares '18 and Billy Jeide '18 will join Peace Scholars from seven other U.S. colleges and universities for a summer of study in Norway. They will spend one week at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, and six weeks at the University of Oslo, studying issues related to dialogue and conflict resolution.

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement is pleased to announce the appointment of  Beth Lynch as a CEPE Faculty Research Fellow for the academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19.  During that time, the CEPE will provide support for Professor Lynch to conduct research on the topic of how human-caused environmental changes affect the emergence and spread of disease. Her project will culminate in the creation of a new course on "The Ecology of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases."


Kickstarter campaign: Bring wood-fired pizza to Luna Valley Farm-Maren and Tom Beard are transforming their farm into a pizza farm, and ask you to join them! Check out their Kickstarter page between now and March 31 to pledge for rewards such as pizza, naming rights to a lamb, tickets to the soft opening, community supported pizza membership (like a CSA but for pizza), private parties or pizza for life! Learn more at lunavalleyfarm.com or contact Maren, <maren.beard>.

For sale: 2006 Chevy Silverado in good condition. Extended cab, four-by-four, half-ton pickup with V-8 engine. Has cloth seats, with black interior, base model with 40-20-40, air, tilt, cruise and good tires. Currently at 134,000 miles. Tow package with Tonneau cover and bed liner. Contact Lyle, <halvly01>.

Item found: A scarf was found in the CFL after the Ethnic Arts Festival. Please come to the Diversity Center in the Union to describe and claim.


And finally...

Friday, March 17, is St. Patrick's Day! Here are some facts you may not know about Ireland and its celebration.

  • St. Patrick was not from Ireland - he was actually born in Britain and captured by Irish raiders, who held him captive for six years.
  • Green was historically considered unlucky. The color most associated with St. Patrick's Day, and with Ireland, was, for many years, blue.
  • The shamrock was originally used as a tool to explain the trinity of the father, the son and the holy spirit to Irish pagans. 
  • According to Irish legend, Saint Patrick wasn't originally called Patrick. His birth name was Maewyn Succat, but he changed his name to Patricius after becoming a priest.
  • The celebration of St. Patrick's Day used to be a solemn one, as March 17 is the day St. Patrick died.
  • The first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in New York City by Irish soldiers serving in England's army in 1762.