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Luther College provides clarification on gender identity protections
In late February, the Departments of Justice and Education released a joint Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) that rescinded and withdrew previously issued guidance regarding the rights of transgender students in schools, including private colleges, that receive federal funds. The Feb. 22 DCL withdraws earlier guidance while at the same time affirming students are not "without protections from discrimination, bullying, or harassment. All schools must ensure that all students, including LGBT students, are able to learn and thrive in a safe environment." The Iowa Civil Rights Act remains in place and continues to treat gender identity as a protected class.
Luther's policies and processes pertaining to gender identity have not and will not change as a result of the recent DCL. We will continue to provide housing options for students who wish to live in accordance with their gender identity. Across campus, most buildings have gender neutral restroom facilities. As stated in the Discriminatory and Harassing Conduct Policy, Luther does not allow gender-based discrimination or harassment. When our data management system allows, we will provide a means for students and employees to identify preferred names and pronouns.
Luther College remains committed to affirming its mission as a community where, "As people of all backgrounds, we embrace diversity and challenge one another to learn in community, to discern our callings, and to serve with distinction for the common good." Discrimination based on gender identity is inconsistent with our educational mission, and all faculty, staff and students deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
Corey Landstrom, vice president and dean for student life
Matt Bills, associate director of human resources and title IX coordinator
Luther College to award two honorary degrees at Commencement
Luther College department heads and the Board of Regents have voted to confer honorary degrees upon Øyvind Gulliksen, honorary research scholar in Luther’s Nordic Studies program, and the Rev. John A. Nunes, president of Concordia College-New York. The honorary degrees will be awarded at Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21, in Carlson Stadium. Nunes, who will deliver the Commencement address, is the former president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief.
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.
Lectures and Fine Arts request for funds
The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee is reminding faculty and staff seeking funds to bring speakers, artists and lecturers to campus for the 2017-18 academic year of important upcoming dates. The committee's review cycle begins this April. The first window for applications opens on April 15 and closes on April 29. After April 29, the committee will review all submitted applications and allocate funds to the most qualified applications by May 15. Applications received after April 29 but before September 1 will be reviewed in early September, and applications received in September will be reviewed in early October. The committee will respond to applicants within three weeks of the respective deadline.
The committee welcomes all applications for campus event funding in amounts up to $1,500 per event. Applications with substantiated significant campus impact may request more than $1,500. All faculty and administrative staff members in the Luther community may submit proposals to the LFA Committee to request funds for specific events. In general, LFA will not provide ongoing annual or biennial funding. Proposals must be submitted through the LFA webpage. Contact Dean, <vespde01>, with questions.
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.
Money Smart Week
April 22-29 is Money Smart Week, and students can play "Geocache for College Cash" in Preus Library. Let students know they can participate by finding seven posters, learning about seven financial topics every college student should know and answering seven quiz questions. Participants could win a security backpack filled with goodies and a $1,000 scholarship! Sponsored by Preus Library, TRIO Achievement Program and Wellness. Contact <trio> with questions.
National award information session
Please encourage students to attend a session at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in Olin 101 to learn about the nationally competitive awards, for which Luther College nominates students and alumni. From Fulbright to Udall, all awards have unique qualities that will engage a student's intellect and curiosity about the world. Find more information online. Contact Ann Landstrom, <[email protected]>, with questions.
Community garden plots
Community garden plots are currently available. Full plots are 20 feet by 20 feet for $30, half plots are 20 feet by 10 feet for $20 and student plots are 10 feet by 10 feet for $10. Sign up online by May 1. Checks can be made out to Luther Community Gardens. Plots must be planted by June 1. More information can be found online, or contact Sarah, <forssa03>, with questions.
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.
Chair Massages in Bunche
Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for chair massages Mondays April 24, May 8 and May 22. Cost is $1 per minute. Cash, check or card accepted at appointment. Massages can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Chair massage is done on a chair designed for massaging the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Massages are done fully clothed. Sign up online and email <wellness> with questions.
Sodexo's EPIC ADVENTURE National Sweepstakes
Luther sophomore Megan Johnson was selected as one of 15 winners in Sodexo's EPIC ADVENTURE National Sweepstakes. Megan will receive a $575 gift card to Cabela's for a Paddle Board Package as her prize. EPIC ADVENTURE is part of an ongoing resident dining promotion series sponsored by Sodexo.
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 19: Ryan Pierce '17
Friday, April 21: Shari-Ann Pan-oy '17
Monday, April 24: Ron Ferguson
Events this week
April 18: Luther College Woman's Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room; National Library Week book sale, 7:30 a.m.-midnight, Preus Library; Philharmonia concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
April 19: Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
April 21: SAC Concerts: X Ambassadors, 8 p.m., Regents Center
April 22: Northeast Iowa March for Science, 10 a.m., Mary Christopher Park; Brudos Family Opera Prize recital, 4 p.m., NRH
Home sporting events this week
April 22: Softball vs. Buena Vista, 1 p.m.
April 23: Softball vs. University of Dubuque, 1 p.m.; Women's tennis vs. St. Norbert College, 1 p.m.; Baseball vs. Northland College, 2:30 p.m.; Women's tennis vs. Augustana-Rock Island, 4 p.m.
Elizabeth Primmer '17 will perform a saxophone recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22.
Marissa Eckberg '17 will present a viola recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22.
Hannah Leeper '17 will perform a voice recital at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23.
Emma Deignan '18 and Tyler DesRochers '18 will perform a voice recital at noon Sunday, April 30.
Amy Pham '18 and Desiree Bradshaw '18 will give a voice recital at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30.
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 April 18 meeting
Emeriti professors Ruth Caldwell and Uwe Rudolf will be joined by Cathryn and Russell Baldner to present "Dante's Italy: Highlights from a Luther Alumni Tour" at the April meeting of the Luther Woman's Club at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president,with questions at 382-4288.
National Library Week book sale
Preus Library's annual National Library Week book sale ends today, Tuesday, April 18. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books are available for purchase in the library. Prices decline daily.
Philharmonia concert April 18
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.
Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble performance
The Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble will present a fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Main Hall of the CFL. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Varsity Band will perform works by Clare Grundman, Frank Erickson, Walter Ross and Frank Ticheli. The Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform works by Gustav Holst, Robert Spittal, Roger Cichy and John Philip Sousa.
SAC Concerts presents X Ambassadors April 21
SAC Concerts is proud to present X Ambassadors at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Regents Center. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are still available for $45 and can be purchased at the Ticket Office, online or by calling 387-1357.
Northeast Iowa March for Science
Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities and Decorah Bank and Trust are sponsoring Northeast Iowa's March for Science from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22. The march will begin at Mary Christopher Park with a rally at the Winneshiek County Court House. This march is a satellite march in connection with marches that will happen all over the United States. Find more information online, and contact Emily, <nealem01>, with questions.
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.
'The Doctrine of Discovery and U.S. Genocidal History and Policies'
Award-winning author, activist and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will present a lecture titled "The Doctrine of Discovery and U.S. Genocidal History and Policies" at7 p.m.Tuesday, April 25, in Valders Room 206. In this lecture, she will discuss the history of the relationships between Native American people and the U.S. government, including an exploration of what the "Doctrine of Discovery" meant for the Native Americans whose homelands were "discovered."
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 Sports and Recreation Center. 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> for more information.
Maasai dance event
Leboy Oltimbau and Musa Kamaika, members of the Maasai tribe of Tanzania, will be in residence at Luther College this spring. On Friday, April 28, Oltimbau and Kamaika will perform traditional and contemporary Maasai dancing and singing, inviting the audience to join in. The event will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Marty’s on the lower level of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus. The event is sponsored by the Luther College Diversity Center, Student Activities Council Leadership Council and the Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work departments.
Jazz Band to perform April 29
The Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the CFL Main Hall. The ensemble will perform works by Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Bill Holman, Moises Simons, Charles Mingus and Thad Jones. Also performing in the concert is the Supersax Ensemble. The performance will be released for on-demand viewing within 48 hours of the performance at stream.luther.edu/music.
Chamber Orchestra perform April 30
The Luther College Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Chamber Orchestra will perform Five Pieces for String Orchestra by Paul Hindemith, Mozart's Serenade for Winds in C minor, Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra by Igor Stravinsky and Anton Webern's Five Pieces for Orchestra.
'Culture Change among the Maasai of Tanzania'
Leboy Oltimbau and Musa Kamaika, Maasai cultural guides, will hold several events as part of their residency at Luther. On Sunday, April 30, Oltimbau and Kamaika will present the talk "Culture Change among the Maasai of Tanzania" at 7 p.m. in Room 206 of Valders Hall of Science on the Luther campus. They will share experiences and observations about how their culture is changing in the 21st century. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.
Celebrations this week
April 18: Kay Schmitt
April 19: Roger Jaeger, Debra Henderson
April 20: Nancy Dietzenbach
April 21: Claude Mertzenich, James Jermier
April 22: Molly Ford
April 23: David Mikkelson
April 24: Myron Rediske, Chivonne Marlow, Steve Pasche, Kylene Haugen
Ann L. Pitz, 5 years
Carolyn Schwendeman is retiring from her position as financial aid counselor after 26 years of service to Luther. There will be a retirement reception 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, outside the Admissions Office.
Jacqueline and Miles Wilkie would like to thank the Luther community for their kindness and support following the death of their mother and grandmother, Patricia Wilkie.
Don Ristau started as custodial staff on April 10. His office is Valders 261A and Sampson Hoffland Lab, first floor. His phone numbers are 387-1585 and 387-1316.
Strategic Media Relations Fellow: The Media Relations and Visual Media Departments seek a highly detail-oriented and organized person for a 12-month, full-time position as Strategic Media Relations Fellow. Responsibilities include supporting both Media Relations and Visual Media through writing press releases, distributing mass communication, managing schedules, supporting the creation of visual content, front desk management including interacting with clients and key constituents, as well as assisting in managing student workers. Candidate must be able to pleasantly interact with clients in challenging situations. Experience in communications field required with preference going to candidates with experience in social and visual media. This position is for a one-year term and is only open to internal applicants (graduating students, current employees, and their spouses).
Multimedia Strategic Fellow: The Multimedia Strategic Fellow participates on the User Services and Multimedia teams within Information Technology Services to assist the Multimedia Lead in promoting and supporting the effective uses of video, audio, textual, graphical and other electronic media in support of teaching, learning, research and administrative purposes. Supervisory responsibilities include daily management of the multimedia ticket queue and multimedia student staff productivity. This is a one-year, full-time position that will overlap by approximately one month with the incoming Multimedia Strategic Fellow.
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.
To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.
Maryna Bazylevych presented "Big Ideas in Anthropology for Sustainability Education" with Luther student Jorge Loyo at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting April 1 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Erin Alberty '01 was a lead reporter in a Salt Lake Tribune staff project that investigated rape at Utah colleges and won a 2017 Pulitzer in the Local Reporting category.
Mark D. Johns, communication studies, has revised and edited the book "Information Technologies and Social Orders" by the late Carl J. Couch. The new second edition has just been published by the Transaction Division of Taylor and Francis.
Justin Sprung, with co-author Steve Jex, published the article "All in the Family: Work-Family Enrichment and Crossover among Farm Couples" in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
Nancy Gates Madsen was invited to deliver two lectures on April 4 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The first lecture, "Taboos and Human Rights in Argentina," was part of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program's Lunchtime Lecture Series. The second, "El lenguaje de silencio en Jonathan Perel's El predio" ["The Language of Silence in Jonathan Perel's El predio"], was addressed to a graduate seminar on the memory of trauma in Argentina and Chile.
Jill Leet-Otley took 16 students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research held April 6-8 at the University of Memphis. Kate Koch '18 presented "Spooky Science: Examining the Historical Psychology of Poe's Characters," adviser Lise Kildegaard; Deveny Miles '17 presented "By Sharing Nothing We Reveal Everything," adviser Andrea Vasquez Aguirre; Pablo Lopez Alonso '17 presented "Meskwaki Language Revitalization," adviser Laurie Zaring; Amelia Scarbrough '17 presented, "Undermining Education Readiness: Assessing the Effects of Cognitive Impairment in Refugee Children with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder," adviser Stephanie Travers; Emily Osborne '18 presented "Reader, I Reject Your Incredulity: Direct Address of the Reader in 'Jane Eyre' and 'Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,'" adviser Lise Kildegaard; Emma Deihl '18 presented "Scars of Slavery: Generational Trauma in Pauline Hopkins's 'Of One Blood,'" adviser Novian Whitsitt; Grant Benthin '18 and Jordan Keeton '18 presented "Synthesis of Sulfonamide Alcohol Ligands for use as Organocatalysts in Ring Opening Polymerization Reactions," adviser Bradley Chamberlain; Kelly Dawson '17 presented "Can Trio A Be Perceived as a Meaningful and Performative Dance?" adviser Jane Hawley; Sarah Sturm '17 presented "Preemptive Prosecutions: How Fear of the Religious 'Other' Drives Us to Abandon Constitutional Values," adviser John Moeller; Joshua Gonzalez '18 presented "Uncovering Racial Microaggressions at a Liberal Arts College: Experiences and Strengths of Black and Middle-Eastern Undergraduates," adviser Leet-Otley; Selena LeGarde '17 presented "Chewing Gum to Promote Recovery of Gastrointestinal Motility after a Cesarean Section," adviser Angela Kueny; Linnea Peterson '18 and Ashleigh Bunkofske '18 presented "Computational Modeling of the Macroeconomy with Directed Graphs," advisers C. Nicholas Gomersall and Thomas Occhipinti; Jacob Cole '18 presented "'No Homo, Bro': Sexuality and Its Perception in the High School Environment," adviser Leet-Otley; and Marshall Stay '17 presented "Geophysical Investigations at the Heritage Valley Mound Site (13AM129) in Allamakee County, Iowa," adviser Colin Betts.
Multi-family garage sale: Garage sale to be held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at 712 Heivly Street in Decorah. Items available include children's clothing, boys (newborn-4T) and girls (3 months-8 years); women's clothing sizes extra small-medium; children's shoes, sandals, gear and toys; and miscellaneous household items. Contact Vanessa, <vanessa.wiest>, with questions.
For rent: Lovely house for rent available June 20, 2017-June 27, 2018. Great location on the flat, 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths. Asking $800 plus utilities. Contact Martin, <klammerm> or Kathy, <reedkath>.
Services available: Luther staff member offering pet and house sitting, dog walking, home cleaning, odd jobs around the house or help with errands. Available part time during the school year and full time during June and July. Contact Teage, <browte01> or (630) 636-1114.
Housing wanted: Quiet, responsible Luther student looking for summer housing while working in Decorah; end of May through mid-August. Willing to animal or house-sit, do light housekeeping and run errands. References available. Contact Katie, <nikcka01>.
For sale: 2008 John Deere X740 Lawn Tractor with 60-inch 7-iron deck. 3,130 hours of use with regular maintenance. Mower has been used by grounds crew. Stop down to look at it and test it out. Minimum bid of $2,000. Email bids to Ivan, <hackiv01>, by noon Wednesday, April 26. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Wanted: Luther senior looking to exchange hard work and labor, including household chores, weekend chores, outdoor work and other work for vehicle. For those looking to get rid of an old vehicle or upgrade, contact Michole, <farrmi01>.
Wanted: Looking for a previously loved outdoor playhouse or a decently sized shed that we can move and transform into a playhouse for our kids. Contact Rachel, 379-7098 or <vsetra01>.
Concert: The Luren Singers will perform their Herbjørn Gausta Memorial Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Greenfield Lutheran Church at 225 Main Street, Harmony, Minnesota. Luren Singers is directed by David Judisch; Brad Schultz is guest organist. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. There will be a freewill offering.
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.
Service available: General housecleaning services available, including dusting, mopping and vacuuming. More specific cleaning services can also be requested. Contact Shelley Bigler, 517-1031, for more information.
Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22! Celebrate with some suggestions from Luther's own Center for Sustainable Communities:
Find more information and suggestions online. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather!