Tuesday, October 4

TUESDAY 10/4/16

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Civil discourse at Luther College

During a heated election season, it can be challenging to find common ground with people who hold opposing political views. Last April, scholars and colleagues Cornel West and Robert George came to Luther and spoke about how ideological differences have actually strengthened their relationship. In a conversation titled "The Bond of Truth Seeking: Friendship and Integrity in an Age of Ideology," West and George discussed the skills they have developed in order to have meaningful and open discussions from opposite ends of the political spectrum. Such dialogues are one of the cornerstones of a liberal arts education.

Luther's mission statement calls us to "embrace diversity and challenge one another to learn in community" and to be "enlivened and transformed by encounters with one another, by the exchange of ideas, and by the life of faith and learning." Our strong sense of community is one of the defining characteristics of a Luther education, and our community has room for a variety of political views. Members of the Luther community are encouraged to model good disagreement, to engage in respectful dialogue and to respect personal property that promotes political or social justice issues or points of view or candidates for public office.

- President Paula J. Carlson

2016 homecoming thank you

Thank you to the entire Luther community for the gracious hospitality extended to our alumni and friends over homecoming weekend. We sincerely appreciate the hard work and time put forth by everyone to make sure that all of the weekend events ran smoothly, especially since homecoming was so early this year. We know that Luther's homecoming would not be possible without the tremendous support received from all departments on campus. Many, many thanks for your assistance!

- Alumni and Development Office


President Carlson's office hours

President Carlson invites Luther faculty and staff to stop by during her office hours in Dahl Centennial Union 236. No appointment is necessary.

Thursday, Oct. 6,4-5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17,4-5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31,4-5 p.m.

Christmas at Luther 2016

It's hard to believe, but Christmas at Luther tickets are coming soon! All faculty and staff can secure Christmas at Luther 2016: Out of Darkness, Light! tickets online today at 9 a.m. Those that have not yet set up an online ticketing account may contact the Ticket Office at 387-1357. For more information, please check out the CAL Faculty/Staff tickets page.

Health care update

The college will begin offering a High Deductible Health Plan and Health Savings Account along with a traditional plan for 2017. In addition to open enrollment meetings, Marsh & McLennan, the college's health care broker, will share general information at the October staff meetings. Faculty are invited to attend the staff meetings 2-3 p.m., Oct. 12 and 9-10 a.m, Oct. 13, both in Peace Dining Room.

Open enrollment meetings for 2017 benefits will be held in Mott, Dahl Centennial Union at the times listed below:

Tuesday, Nov. 1: 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 1:
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
: 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
: 9:15-10:15 a.m.

TIAA information

The TIAA website holds a wealth of information to help aid employees in investment options, advisory services, "communities" such as "woman2woman," retirement planning basics and more. The document "Making the most of your retirement" is also located online.

TIAA financial consultant appointments

A TIAA financial consultant will be on campus Oct. 12-14. Sign up for an individual appointment to discuss your personal financial situation, investments and financial goals. Meetings will be held in the Financial Aid Conference Room and are available at the following times:

Wednesday, Oct. 12: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13
: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14
: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenowor call (800)-732-8353.

Final wellness blood screening Oct. 13

The final wellness check blood draw will be held on campus Thursday, Oct. 13. There are a few spots left before 7 a.m. Email Vicky Jaeger <jaegervi> for more information and to sign up, as time slots are limited.

Paideia Texts and Issues: 'Who Do You Trust?'

This year's Paideia texts and issues theme, "Who Do You Trust?" was developed by the Paideia Endowment Governing Board, the Religion department and the Visual and Performing Arts department. Drawing from a wide variety of texts from the arts, sciences and humanities, the series attempts to facilitate discussions of personal and institutional trust: Who or what are people predisposed to trust? Is trust a fundamental element of character, community or culture? What are the results of mistrust or betrayal?"

Upcoming events include:

Oct. 4: "Civility and Trusting God: Thoughts on Risk and Society,"Storm Bailey, associate professor of philosophy.

Nov. 1: "Trust in the Commons: On Interdependence and Saving the World," Rachel Brummel, assistant professor of environmental studies.

Feb. 14: "The Racialization of Trust: Who Have We Been Taught Not to Trust?" Michelle Boike, assistant director, Diversity Center and Wintlett Taylor-Browne, interim director, Diversity Center.

March 14: "Set in Stone? Trust and Authenticity in Memorials and Museums," Nancy Gates Madsen, associate professor of Spanish and Lea Lovelace, adjunct faculty in art.

Technology help desk tip of the month

Good password practices help protect our community, our college and ourselves. Most people underestimate the impact of compromised data, identity theft and other security issues. New restrictions on Norse Key policies have already taken effect. Check out the Norse Key Password Policy for specific rules. To see other changes we're making as an institution, changes you can make as an individual and other information about password security check out the Improving Password Policies Guide.

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to John Moeller, Heather Armstrong, Alex Jackson, Korrine Jackson and Tracy Elsbernd! Please enjoy a free lunch on us in the Caf or Grab-N-Go. John, Heather, Alex, Korrine and Tracy were randomly selected from the October faculty/staff birthday calendar.

Helping people live better in Winneshiek County

This year's United Way campaign is underway, raising money to assist residents of Winneshiek County obtain food, preschool costs, emergency housing and more. Yellow donation fliers were sent via campus mail, please fill out and return to Human Resources. The goal is to raise $135,000, all of which goes to 19 local agencies that help people in our county. Luther donations are a significant portion of the funds needed to help the agencies do their jobs. Questions? Ask UW board members Peggy Lensing <lensinpe> or Ellen Modersohn <ellen.modersohn>. Thank you!

Directory notice

Preparation for the print version of the 2016-17 Luther College Faculty-Staff Directory has begun. Please review current information on the online directory and report any title, office address, office phone number or Luther email changes to HR, <sievsh01> or 387-1134.

Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System

Over the course of the year the Center for Sustainable Communities will be collecting information from offices across campus as part of our next STARS, or Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System, report. We plan to submit next summer. This is our third time completing this comprehensive report as an institution. Thanks in advance for being willing to collaborate in providing information to feed into this process.

New at luther.edu

In a current student Q&A, Ben Johnson '19, talks about the benefits of team-based learning techniques used in Luther's accounting classes and how the program challenged him.


Chapel this week

Gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall.

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Jane Hawley
Friday, Oct. 7: Matthew O'Rear
Monday, Oct. 10: Lise Kildegaard

Home sporting events this week

Oct. 8: Soccer vs. Buena Vista, women, 1 p.m.; men 3 p.m.

Events this week

Oct. 4: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture: Storm Bailey, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Oct. 5: Election Roundtable, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Oct. 6: Fall career fair, 10 a.m., Union; SAC Cinema, "Finding Dory," 7:30 p.m., Valders 206; Theatre Performance, "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m., CFA Jewel Theatre
Oct. 7: Center Stage Series: Vocalosity, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Theatre Performance, "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, 7:30 p.m., CFA Jewel Theatre
Oct. 8: Theatre Performance, "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., CFA Jewel Theatre; Faculty Artist Series: Heather Armstrong, oboe, 4 p.m., NRH
Oct. 9: Faculty Artist Series: Jennaya Robison, voice, 2 p.m. NRH; Guest Recital: Marcin Murawski, viola, 4 p.m., NRH; Presidential debate, 7:30 p.m., Valders 206

'Civility and Trusting God: Thoughts on Risk and Society'

In the opening lecture of the 2016-17 Paideia Texts and Issues series, Storm Bailey will discuss what it could mean to trust God and how that trust could impact civility and society. The lecture will be held at7 p.m.Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the CFL recital hall. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. Reception to follow in Qualley Lounge.

Escalation Workshop Oct. 5

Most people know and care about someone who has been, is or will be in an abusive relationship. An Escalation Workshop will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Valders 206 with a film and discussion to help attendees identify unhealthy relationships and to give tools to help themselves and others in these situations. The workshop is sponsored by Counseling Service, Wellness, NASA, Student Life and Helping Services for Northeast Iowa.

CEPE election roundtable

Living through a U.S. presidential election cycle can feel a lot like a visit to the circus. Members of the community are invited to join a panel of Luther students to discuss international thoughts on the American electoral process 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the CRH. This roundtable consists of a panel of students who studied abroad last spring. They will share their stories and respond to audience questions. Refreshments provided by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

Center Stage Series: 'Aca-Perfect'

From the creative mind behind "Pitch Perfect" and "The Sing-Off" comes a performance that takes a cappella to a whole new level. The Luther College Center Stage Series presents Vocalosity's "The Aca-Perfect Concert Experience" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.Vocalosity is an all-new a cappella group that consists of 10 dynamic voices covering current chart-topping hits. Ticket information is available athttp://www.tickets.luther.edu.

'Twelfth Night' performances Oct. 6-8

Luther's Visual and Performing Arts department presents Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," Oct. 6-8 in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Two different casts will perform at alternate shows 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Anyone with a Luther ID can receive two complimentary tickets from the Ticket Office to see each of the casts at different performances. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Norse flu clinic

Health Services will sponsor a flu clinic from;10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Union. Marty's cookies and Nordic Brew coffee coupons for Norse who fight the flu. Cost is $25 for faculty, staff and students.

Fourth annual Faculty Research Symposium

The fourth annual Faculty Research Symposium on Luther's campus will be Saturday, Oct. 8. Introductions will begin at10 a.m. in Valders 206 and panels will continue throughout the day in both Valders 206 and Olin 102. The event is open to the public, no charge for admission, detailed program will be available soon on the Dean's Office website.

Intended for a broad audience, this all-day event showcases the intellectual curiosity and cross-disciplinary dialogue that is at the heart of Luther's liberal arts educational tradition. Modeled on the successful Undergraduate Research Symposium held each spring, the Faculty Research Symposium seeks to provide a forum for Luther faculty to share and discuss their research, projects and passions with the broader Decorah community as well as with Luther students, faculty and staff.

Faculty Artist Series: Heather Armstrong

Heather Armstrong will perform an oboe recital at4 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 8, in the NRH. The recital will feature works by Gerald Finzi, Alyssa Morris and Decorah composer Ben Hippen. Additionally, Armstrong will collaborate with Miko Kominami, piano, and Carol Hester, flute. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Bring water to worship

This Sunday, Oct. 9, the community is invited to bring a small container of water to add to the font during 10 a.m. worship in the CFL. We will be blessing the water and each other and giving thanks for the gift of baptism.

Faculty Artist Series: Jennaya Robison

Featuring a variety of works both classic and contemporary, Jennaya Robison will perform a vocal recital at2 p.m.Sunday, Oct. 9, in the NRH. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. Robison's performance includes works by Mozart, Brahms, Gabriel Fauré, Vincenzo Bellini and contemporary composer Peter Tiefenbach.

Guest Recital: Marcin Murawski

Featuring the works of Iowa composer Michael Kimber, Polish violist Marcin Murawski will perform a guest viola recital at4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the NRH. Murawski, born in Poznan, Poland, in 1974, has given master viola classes and recitals throughout Europe. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Public screening of second presidential debate

The community is invited to a public screening of the second presidential debate from 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in Valders 206. Political science professors Michael Engelhardt and Carly Hayden Foster will provide an introduction to the key differences between the candidates and the most important questions to be discussed. The debate will be shown live on the big screen followed by a short, open discussion. This event is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

'Transfer of Memory' art exhibit on display Oct. 21-Dec. 5

"Transfer of Memory," a touring exhibit consisting of photographs and stories by Minnesota Holocaust survivors, will be on display, Oct. 21-Dec. 5, in the CFL Gallery. Luther will be the first Iowa site to host "Transfer of Memory." The exhibition, brought to Luther by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Tara Meade

Tara Meade will perform a faculty flute recital at7:30 p.m.Friday, Oct. 28, in NRH. The program includes works by Bach, Pierre, Shulamit Ran and Paul Taffanel. Collaborating with Meade on the performance are music faculty Kathy Reed, harpsichord; Philip Borter, cello; and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano.


Celebrations this week


Oct. 4: Doreen Bidne, Renee Gunderson
Oct. 5: Jane Hawley, Vicky Jaeger
Oct. 6: Ken Larson
Oct. 7: Julie Shockey Trytten, Chris Johnson, Aaron Nordheim
Oct. 8: Nathan Ersig
Oct. 9: Kathy Buzza, Travis Huinker
Oct. 10: Bach Forsaaen


Oct. 8: Lynn Ingvalson, 15 years

New positions and titles

Tayler Jenks started her position as assistant women's basketball coach/Dieseth Hall director Sept. 26. Her office is Regents Center 230, telephone 387-1077.

Call for applications for the position of Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion

Luther invites applications for the position of Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion. The dean will serve as a member of the senior administrative leadership of the college as a key leader and voice on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion across the college. The full position description is available online. The college will begin reviewing resumes and cover letters on Oct. 15; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send application materials to search consultant Gaye Lindfors at Significant Solutions, [email protected]com.

The search advisory committee includes Matt Bills, Anita Carrasco, Sophia Engelman, Luigi Enriquez, Ron Ferguson, Aaron Hafner, Mike Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Kevin Kraus, Corey Landstrom, Chivonne Marlow, Iloria Phoenix and Terry Sparkes.


Melanie Batoff was invited to be a visiting scholar at Utah State University in Logan, Utah from Sept. 21-23. During her time there, she gave a public lecture "Seeing is Believing: Strengthening Faith through Medieval Liturgical Drama." She also taught undergraduate and graduate classes in music history and led the "Manuscripts and Early Printed Books" seminar for the art department.

Robert Fitton presented as an invited speaker, "Form and Function of Teaching Undergraduate Light and Electron Microscopy" at the Carthage College Natural Sciences Colloquium Sept. 26, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


For sale: Yamaha Advantage model YAS200AD alto saxophone in excellent condition. Standard student model. Asking $700 from original price, $1695. Contact Kristin, <bjerkr01>.

For sale: Original Skylanders Wii game with 12-15 figures, $20. Skylanders Swap Force Wii game with 12 swappable figures and six other figures, $35. Two swappable figures still in package, $10 for the pair. Skylanders Giants Wii game with two giants and five other figures, $30. Skylanders Trap Team Wii game with six trap figures, eight mini figures, eight other figures and nine traps, $45. Contact Julie, <julie.trytten> or 380-4792.

For sale: Wii games including TMNT Smash Up, Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Spore Hero, asking $7 each or take all four for $20. Contact Julie, <julie.trytten> or 380-4792.

For sale: XBox 360 games including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, $10; Marvel Ultimate Alliance, $5; Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3, $5. Contact Julie, <julie.trytten> or 380-4792.

Item needed: Looking to buy a crib, with or without a mattress. Please email a picture Kristi, <knutkr02>.

For rent: Beautiful fully-furnished three-bedroom, two-bath home for rent, located near Phelps Park. Availability is very flexible. $1,100 per month. No pets, no smoking. Contact listing agent Mark Harman, 380-9137.

For sale: Brand new Pearl Vision Birch Snare Drum Black, with hardware 14 x 5.5. Asking $100 or best offer. Contact Gifty, <arthgi01>.

For sale: Attractive three-piece Drexel/Adams and Walda entertainment unit. Center cabinet has self-storing doors and a slide-out TV shelf which accommodates a TV up to 31 inches wide. The lower section has a slide-out turntable shelf. Above and below are several shelves for other components. The side cabinets have one drawer each, plus several open shelves, with a recessed display light at the top, 81 inches tall overall. Asking $150. May call Darla at 382-2614 between9 a.m.-9 p.m.for further information.

For sale: Trek Pure low step mint green bike, asking $350. Hardly used. Pictures available. Email Kim, [email protected]

For sale: Antique table with five leaves for sale. Five chairs that match the table but need gluing free with purchase of the table. Asking $175 or best offer. Pictures available upon request. Email Kim, [email protected]


And finally...

Tomorrow, Oct. 5, is National "Do Something Nice Day"! Buy a cup of coffee for someone in line, give a compliment to the tired clerk... just do something nice. Maybe the day calls for sending flowers with a card that says "just because," asking the neighbors over for a barbecue or mowing the lawn for someone. Use #DoSomethingNiceDay to post on social media.