Tuesday, April 11

TUESDAY 4/11/17

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Vice president for Communications and Marketing search

President Carlson has appointed the following faculty and staff to the search advisory committee for the search for the new vice president for Communications and Marketing: Colin Betts, Jim Jermier, Angela Kueny, Jennaya Robison, Russell Schouweiler, Scot Schaeffer, Wintlett Taylor-Browne and Amy Weldon. Eric Runestad will chair the search advisory committee.


April staff meeting

The final staff meeting for 2016-17 will include reflections by senior students and an update on capital renewal projects from Jay Uthoff. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, and 9 a.m. Thursday, April 20. 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.

Easter break hours

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Center
Thursday, April 13: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, April 16: Closed
Monday, April 17: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Shop
Thursday, April 13: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, April 14-16: Closed
Monday, April 17: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Oneota Market
Thursday, April 13: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, April 14-16: Closed
Monday, April 17: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store, Grab-N-Go
Thursday, April 13: Closing at 5 p.m.
Friday-Monday, April 14-17: Closed

Thursday, April 13: Closed at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 14: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16: Closed
Monday, April 17: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m.

Preus Library
Thursday, April 13: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, April 14-16: Closed
Monday, April 17: 8 a.m.-Midnight

Regents Center
Thursday, April 13: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, April 14: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, April 15: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, April 16: Closed
Monday, April 17: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thursday, April 13: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, April 14: 6 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, April 15: 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, April 16: Closed
Monday, April 17: 6 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Legends hours after Easter holiday
Tuesday-Sunday, April 18-May 14
Monday-Thursday: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Preparing an application for a competitive fellowship, scholarship, or grant

Encourage students to attend this session on Thursday, April 13, at 9:40 a.m. in Olin 101 to learn about the nationally competitive awards that students and alumni are nominated for by Luther. From a Fulbright to a Udall, all of the awards have unique qualities that will engage a student’s intellect and curiosity about the world. For more information on these awards, go online or contact Ann Landstrom, fellowship advisor, at <landan02>.

Summer reading

Copies of the 2017 summer reading, "There Was and There Was Not" by Meline Toumani, are now available at no charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who will not receive the book as part of their work with first-year students. The Paideia Governing Board and the Dean's Office invites all faculty and staff to join in conversation with the first-year class. Author Meline Toumani writes about her move to Istanbul to try to understand the legacy of the 1915 Armenian genocide, discovering how to see humanity in those who are at odds with one another.

Luther College Discovery Camps

Luther College Discovery Camps offer week-long environmental programming to students entering first through ninth grade who are interested in learning more about the natural world. Early registration is open until Saturday, April 15, and available at a discounted rate. Camps take place on the Luther campus and in the surrounding natural areas of Decorah. Space is limited in all programs, so early registration is recommended. More information on Discovery Camps can be found online.

Luther College Hearing Board

The Luther College Hearing Board, which adjudicates significant violations of the Student Code of Conduct, is seeking students to serve as members of next year's board. The application is available online; interested students must have a minimum 2.50 GPA and possess maturity, respect for confidentiality, and excellent critical thinking skills. More information regarding Board responsibilities and structure is available in the Student Code of Conduct. Faculty and staff may recommend students by contacting Kelsey Boyce at <boycke01>. Applications are due Friday, April 21.

Technology Help Desk Tip of the Month

By using a few best practices, Google Drive can be better organized and easier to navigate. Check out some tips and best practices on the Technology Help Desk website. For more information or assistance in organizing Google Drive, go online or contact the Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk>.

Mother's Day Peace Brunch

Celebrate Mother's Day with Luther's Peace Brunch on Sunday, May 14. Reservations, which are required for Mother's Day brunch, can be made at the Ticket Office, 387-1357 or online. Tickets are $16.50 for adults and $7.75 for children ages 5-10. There is no charge for children ages 1-4. Please note the price difference from regular Peace Brunch.

Recognizing student organizations

Is there an organization that hosts an event or service project, and a student leader or organization advisor who deserve recognition? The Launching Luther Leaders (L3) program and Student Senate invite nominations for the 2017 Leadership awards program. The top three candidates from each category will be recognized at the Leadership Banquet on Sunday, May 7. Winners receive a Martin Luther bobble head. Nominations are due at noon, April 26, and can be completed online.

Book Shop news

"Deadliest Enemy" signed copies still available

Those who missed Michael Osterholm's thought-provoking lecture last week can still stop in and pick up a signed copy of his book, "Deadliest Enemy," while they are still available.

Book Shop garage sale

The Book Shop is holding a garage sale event until April 22. Selected items are being sold at discounted prices between 45 cents and $25. Items are limited, so stock up on these garage sale priced items during this event.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 12: Anne Edison-Albright
Friday, April 14: No chapel
Monday, April 17: No chapel

Events this week

April 11: Documentary screening, "Prescription for Change," 7 p.m., Valders 206; Collegium Musicum concert, 7:30 p.m., NRH
April 12: CEPE panel discussion, "Tough Talk, Calm Voices," 6:30 p.m., Olin 102; Brass ensemble concert, 7 p.m., CFL
April 13: Custodian Appreciation Day, 9:45 a.m., CFA Atrium; Emeriti Colloquia, Robert Christman and Ruth Caldwell, 3 p.m., Mott Room in the Union

Home sporting events this week

April 15: Softball vs. University of Dubuque, 1 p.m.

Student recitals

Elizabeth Primmer '17 will perform a saxophone recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

Hannah Leeper '17, will perform a voice recital at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23.

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.

National Library Week book sale

Preus Library's annual National Library Week book sale is happening now through Tuesday, April 18. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books are available for purchase in the library. Prices decline daily.

Asian studies party

The Asian Studies department is hosting a party, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Hovde Lounge. The Luther community is invited to participate in the gathering titled, "ASIA: More Important Than Ever." The party includes conversation, pizza, sushi and soda free of charge.

'Click by Click' exhibit

Featuring black and white sequential photographs taken by Bob Modersohn, the photography exhibit "Click by Click" will be on display April 5-May 21 in Preus Library. A reception for Modersohn will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Hovde Room of Preus Library. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission. Printed on 6 mm-thick PVC plastic, the exhibit features 11 black and white photo sequences taken by Modersohn during the 1970s and 1980s for the Des Moines Register.

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees

Join Wellness on Tuesday, April 11, 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. This event is sponsored by Wellness. Contact Wellness <wellness> with questions.

'Prescription for Change'

"Prescription for Change: Ending America's Opioid Crisis" will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Room 206 in Valders. The film screening is sponsored by Luther Counseling Service, Wellness, Health Service, Active Minds, Helping Services for Youth and Families and Winneshiek County ERASE Coalition. Produced by MTV and the Jed Foundation, the documentary follows three young women in recovery and features a conversation between rapper Macklemore, the film's executive producer, and President Barack Obama. 

Luther Collegium Musicum concert

Featuring a repertoire of Baroque and Renaissance compositions by Josquin des Pres, J.S. Bach, George Friederich Handel and others, Collegium Musicum will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the NRH. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Collegium Musicum is directed by Kathy Reed, and performers include Luther students and community members.

'The European Refugee Crisis: Germany's Answer'

Europe finds itself in the midst of a migrant crisis with thousands crossing the Mediterranean daily, attempting to find refuge on the continent. Benjamin M. Stoltenburg, Ph.D., from Münster, Germany, will talk about his work with migrants at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Olin 102. Stoltenburg is an instructor of language and cultural integration strategies to refugees and asylum seekers in Germany. The event is part of the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement's spring series of panels titled "Tough Talk, Calm Voices."

Luther Brass Ensembles concert

Luther's brass ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Made up of nearly 100 student musicians, Luther's brass ensembles include the Brass Choir, Horn Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Trombone Ensemble and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.

Emeriti Colloquia: 'The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society'

Luther College professors Ruth Caldwell and Robert Christman will give the Luther College Emeriti Colloquia lecture, "A presentation of 'The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society,' by Brad Gregory" on Thursday, April 13. The lecture will be held at 3 p.m. in the Mott Room on the first floor of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus. Caldwell and Christman will provide an overview of Gregory's argument and offer a critique of his claims.

Luther Philharmonia concert

Luther's Philharmonia will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the CFL Main Hall. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Philharmonia Orchestra is directed by Spencer Martin, professor of music. The program features pieces by Heinrich Biber, Beethoven, Mozart, Vaughan Williams and William Walton.

Brudos Family Opera Prize recital

Luigi Enriquez '17, is the 2016-17 recipient of the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. As part of the award, Enriquez will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the NRH. A reception will follow the performance. Both the recital and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther Admissions event for Decorah High School students

A team of Launching Luther Leaders (L3) students is working with admissions to host an event exclusively for Decorah High School students. This casual, student-only event will connect current DHS students with Viking alumni who presently attend Luther. Visitors will learn from Decorah natives what life at Luther is really like, then participate in a student-led evening tour. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 26, from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. Ice cream and glow sticks will be provided! More information is available online.

Holistic Wellness Fair

Wellness is hosting a Wellness Fair on Thursday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Regents Main Gym.  A variety of businesses and individuals providing holistic wellness opportunities, as well as modern, complementary and alternative medicines in Decorah will be on campus to provide services, demos, information and resources to employees and students. Be sure to swing by! Contact Wellness, <wellness>, for more information. 


Celebrations this week


April 12: Thomas Johnson
April 13: Arleen Orvis, Olga Michels, Russel Schouweller
April 14: Gail Judisch, Ed Tebbenhoff, Nikolay Suvorov, Penny Zubrod, David Starken, Nicholas Soldano
April 15: Rita Tejada
April 16: Chris Stuckman
April 17: Ruth Kath, Jeff Dintaman


To President Emeritus H. George Anderson and family on the death of his son, Erik Anderson, of Coconut Creek, Florida. Erik passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 4. Funeral arrangements are pending.

New positions

Greg Ardinger started as weekend custodian on March 31. His office is in Facilities Services and his phone number is 387-1145.

Job postings

Executive Assistant to the President: Full-time assistant will perform a range of duties to ensure smooth operations of the office and develop effective systems for managing the President’s administrative needs. He/she will also work in concert with Cabinet members and others to communicate and carry forward projects. Duties will include: staff support for the President's Office with the Board of Regents; manage the President's calendar; draft and edit correspondence and communications; coordinate arrangements for the President's travel; manage the President's Office budget; plan special events; coordinate hospitality for the President’s house; coordinate arrangements for Cabinet meetings; represent the President's Office on committees; and manage and update the President's website. Salary will be commensurate with experience. A bachelor's degree is required with preference for a degree in a related field, such as English, communications or marketing.

Annual Giving administrative assistant: The administrative assistant will work within the Annual Fund team full time to support the efforts of the Annual Fund, reunion giving programs and the class agent program. This position calls for creative thinking, strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail. High school diploma and at least two years of post-high school education required. One or more years of office-related experience with computer background necessary. Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheets and desktop publishing.

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


Elizabeth Steding has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to conduct research and teach in Münster, Germany during the 2018 spring semester. Steding's research examines the portrayal of East German literature in curricula and textbooks used in German secondary schools between 1985 and 2015. She will also teach a a course on incorporating East German literature in the classroom at the University of Münster.

Loren Toussaint is publishing a chapter in the "Negotiators Desk Reference," a comprehensive book on that pulls together relevant ideas from business, economics, law and psychology to explore the topic of negotiation. The chapter, co-authored by Toussaint's colleague Ellen Waldman, adjunct professor of law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, focuses on forgiveness within negotiations and justice issues.

Kevin Honz '18, has been awarded a $10,000 Rossing Physics Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The Rossing scholarship is awarded annually to physics students of exceptional merit through the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education. Honz was also awarded a $7,500 Goldwater Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to students in the field of mathematics, science and engineering. Honz was selected from a pool of applicants nominated by faculties of colleges and universities nationwide.

Destiny Crider presented her paper, "Examining Tula Region Ceramic Compositional Analysis" on Thursday, March 30, to the Tula Region Interaction and Migration Project symposium at the Society for American Archaeology 82nd Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Luther seniors Betsy Fawcett and Patrick Larson received Fulbright awards for the 2017-18 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Fawcett and Larson were awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for English teaching assistantships in Ukraine and Bulgaria, respectively. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries by providing a native English speaker in their schools.

Juniors Bakhita Gonçalves Soares and William Jeide have been selected as Peace Scholars for the 2016-17 academic year. The pair will spend seven weeks this summer studying peace and conflict resolution in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway. Luther is one of six colleges founded by Norwegian-American immigrants in the 19th century that sponsor the annual summer Peace Scholars program in Norway. The program is designed to deepen students' understanding of the central issues and theories regarding conflict, war and peace.

Freeda Brook presented on Wikipedia and scholarly publishing at the Association of College and Research Libraries annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. She was part of the panel "Navigating Transformation: Wikipedia, the academic library, and the changing landscape of information." 


Lost: Flip phone somewhere on campus. Hoping to find it soon, as there are photos that have sentimental value to me on the phone. Contact Stephanie, <travst01>, if found.

For sale: Home-rendered lard from outdoor pigs. The frozen lard is available in half gallon jars, with only eight gallons available in total. Contact Judy Hageman, <hageju01>.  

Downsizing garage sale: Takes place 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, April 21; and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22 at 1002 Bruening Drive, Decorah. Sale includes kitchen items, china, crystal, Christmas decor, games, clothing, frames, mowers and more. Contact Jane, <millja03>, with questions.

Free: Large couch available. Contact Tim Schweizer, <schweizt>, if interested.

For sale: Ensoniq TS-12 keyboard and workstation. Weighted-action keyboard. Has built-in 24-track sequencer. Phenomenal sounds. Comes with original manuals, software with additional sounds. Asking $600. I also have an SKB hard case for the keyboard. Will sell both together for $650. Contact Tim Schweizer, <schweizt>.

For sale: Yamaha PSR-270 keyboard with original manual. In very good condition. Includes AC adapter. Asking price $50. Contact Tim Schweizer, <schweizt>. 

Free: We're moving and have several televisions to give away. Not flat screens, but in great working order. Contact Carolyn, <schwenca> or 419-1408.

Free: One toddler bed with mattress and one crib with mattress. No charge, but new owner must provide transportation. Contact Wintlett, <brownewi>.

For rent: Newly renovated two bedroom apartment not far from Luther on the West Side that is available immediately. All appliances are included with washer and dryer, as well as a single stall garage. Asking $550 per month and will provide the water and garbage pick up. Please call Mark at 380-9101.

Housing wanted: Quiet, respectful, slightly boring Luther employee seeking a place to rent starting at the end of May. Ideally looking to spend no more than $500 on rent per month. Can provide references if needed. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.

Campaign to save the Decorah JCPenney store: As a prospective faculty, the downtown JCPenney store caught my attention in a very significant and meaningful way--it symbolized the strength and vitality of the downtown and the region. Prospective students and families notice this store, as it is almost unheard of anymore--we talk about it in prospective visits--I just did last week! Anything we can do to help retain this store is not only beneficial to our community, but to the college as well. You can help by taking part in a campaign to retain the Decorah store. Here are options to consider, and soon, as closeout sales are scheduled to begin in April and closure in June: print and sign the letter posted on the Decorah Chamber of Commerce website, and/or write your own to the address provided; sign the online petition (also found on the Chamber website), and/or call the JCPenney customer care line (972) 431-1000 (they will link you to an appropriate representative who will record your comments and send them to JCPenney headquarters). Questions on the campaign? Contact Jodi, <enosbejo>.

House for rent: A three-bedroom house close to Phelps Park is available for rent after May 1. One and 3/4 bath, washer and dryer, no garage. The house is well-maintained, is an easy walking distance to downtown and has simple "old house" charm. Contact Kate, <narvska>.

Free: Handsome oak upright piano. It's in good working order but the tone is poor. Must be willing to move piano. Contact Kate, <narvska>.

For sale: Large hammock-style pet seat protector for bench rear seat. 57 inches wide, gray and in good condition. Asking $10. Contact Eric, <baacer01>, if interested.

Car care: Luther student offering car washing services, especially for vehicles that have been neglected during the harsh winter months. Contact Grace O'Brien, <obrigr01>, for more information and to schedule a hand wash, towel dry and hand waxing on a vehicle. Charges will vary depending on the size of the vehicle.

Service available: General house cleaning services available, including dusting, mopping and vacuuming. More specific cleaning services can also be requested. Contact Shelley Bigler, 517-1031, for more information.   


And finally...

The term "Easter" originated from "Eastre," an Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolized both the hare and the egg. 

The celebration of Easter is one of the oldest Christian holidays to date, and is celebrated with copious amounts of candy-eating and egg dying. In fact, Americans alone consume more than 16 million jelly beans during the holiday, which is enough jelly beans to circle the globe three times around.