Tuesday, October 11

TUESDAY 10/11/16

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October staff meeting

At this month's staff meeting, learn how staff from all departments can help support Luther's enrollment efforts. Representatives from Marsh & McLennan, the college's health care broker, will talk about changes to health plan options for 2017. The meeting will be offered twice: at2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Peace Dining Room. All staff are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.

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.

Monday, Oct. 17: 4-5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31: 4-5 p.m.

Fall break hours

Preus Library
Thursday, Oct. 13: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16: Closed
Monday, Oct. 17: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18: 8 a.m.-midnight

Legends Center
Thursday, Oct. 13: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16: 1-6 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 17-18: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Welcome Desk and Dahl Centennial Union
Thursday-Friday, Oct. 13-14: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Oneota Market
Friday, Oct. 14: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 17-18: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Book Shop
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16: Closed

Thursday, Oct. 13: closes at 5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 14-18: Closed

Nordic Brew, C-Store, Grab-N-Go
Thursday, Oct. 13: Closes at 5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 14-18: Closed

Thursday, Oct. 13: Closes at 6:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-15: 7:30-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 17: 7:30-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18: 7:30-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16: Closed

Enforcing workstation locking

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, ITS will deploy an update to all faculty and staff workstations to improve security. The update will lock employee workstations after 25 minutes of inactivity. To unlock the workstation, employees should enter their Norse Key password. For more information, seeEnforcing Workstation Locking.

Apply for Lecture and Fine Arts funding by Nov. 1

The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee has pooled the remaining funds in each of its funding categories into one general LFA fund and is now accepting applications for event funding. Applicants whose applications were previously declined can revise and resubmit their events and applications. Applications must be completed athttps://www.luther.edu/programming/schedule-an-event/lfa/ by Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Health care update 

The college will offer a High Deductible Health Plan and Health Savings Account along with a traditional plan for 2017. 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.

Satellite Absentee Voting Station

From 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12,and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, Luther will host a satellite voting station for the Nov. 8 general election. The voting station will be located in the Union on the main floor. Ballots will be available for precincts five and six only. This includes Decorah wards four and five, Decorah Township in Supervisor District three and Canoe Township. Voter registration forms will be available for new registrations in the county. Changes in current registration records may also be made.

Final wellness blood screening Oct. 13

The final wellness check blood draw will be held on campusThursday, 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.

Lawrence Williams memorialSunday, Oct. 23

The community is invited to a memorial service for Lawrence Williams at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. in the CFL Recital Hall. Lawrence died July 31 in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he lived after retiring from teaching Africana Studies at Luther. Queen Williams will come to Decorah with her sons, Lawrence and Martin and their daughter, Shari, for an opportunity to remember and celebrate Lawrence's legacy at Luther.

Luther College Emeriti Colloquium

The Luther College Emeriti Colloquium will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Mott Room. Jim Iverson will speak on the topic of Non-aeronautical Aerodynamics. All members of the Luther Community are welcomed.

Luther College announces lawn-spraying day

Luther College will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 14, with Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16, set as back up days as needed.

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 theNorse Key Password Policyfor 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 theImproving Password Policies Guide.

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees

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

October Employee Wellness Newsletter

Check out the October issue of "Words of Wellness." This month's main article, "Applying the Concept of Mindfulness in the Workplace," follows the theme of this year's Mindfulness Campaign. Eddy Atwell is featured as the spotlight employee of the month. It includes other tips and a printable recipe, and all content is written by student wellness ambassadors. Opt-in in for monthly emails here.

$50 Dining Dollars for $40

Luther faculty and staff can put Dining Dollars on their account. Dining Dollars can be used anywhere food can be purchased on campus: Marty's, Oneota Market, Sunnyside Cafe, C-Store, Nordic Brew, Grab-N-Go, Peace Brunch and the cafeteria. Right now, buy $50 dining dollars for only $40! Fill out the form at www.luther.edu/dining/student/meal-plans/dining-dollars/ or stop in the Dining Services Office. Act now, this offer is only good through Friday, Oct. 14.

Please turn in completed United Way forms to HR

The United Way is raising money for agencies that help Winneshiek County residents with food needs, preschool costs, emergency housing and much more. Yellow donation fliers have been distributed through the Mail Center and should be filled out and returned to Human Resources. Contributor names will be put into a drawing to receive a Luther sweatshirt donated by the Book Shop, tickets to The Nile Project concert donated by Center Stage Series, Peace Brunch tickets donated by Dining Services or a full spectrum lamp from Luther's Wellness Program. Contact United Way board members Peggy Lensing <lensinpe> or Ellen Modersohn <ellen.modersohn> with questions.

All day breakfast served in Oneota

Did you know breakfast is served all day in Oneota Market? Those craving eggs, hashbrowns and bacon for lunch can head to Oneota Market and check out the all day breakfast menu. 

New at luther.edu

In a new alumni profile on the Outcomes page, Willy Leafblad '14, band director at Spring Grove (Minnesota) High School, talks about the power of inspiration. He feels that anyone who has participated in an ensemble at Luther would agree that inspiration is woven into the fabric of music making at Luther. "That's why Luther is able to produce such effective music teachers," he says. "Luther not only taught me how to teach music, but how to inspire through music. And that changes lives."


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. 12: Wanda Deifelt with Luther and Lutheranism class
Friday, Oct. 14: Fall break, no chapel
Monday, Oct. 17: Fall break, no chapel

Home sporting events this week

Oct. 11: Soccer vs. Dubuque, women, 5 p.m.; men, 7 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Coe, 7 p.m.

Events this week

Oct. 13-18: Fall break

'Trigonopoetry' art exhibit to be displayed at Luther College

Artist Tiberiu Chelcea brings old and new together with his unique art featuring pages from vintage trigonometry textbooks. The "Trigonopoetry" exhibit, open to the public with no charge for admission, is on display Oct. 22 to Dec. 11 in Preus Library. Chelcea says his work "investigates the physical and tangible beauty of mass-produced technological/scientific objects and texts, as well as their relationship with our recent past and our outdated ways of doing things."

Trever Schwichtenberg to present senior piano recital

Senior Trever Schwichtenberg will perform a piano recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. All student recitals are held in NRH and are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Chad Eby Quartet Oct. 27-28

Featuring four talented jazz musicians and an original suite based on the poetry of Shel Silverstein, the Chad Eby Quartet is performing a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Recital Hall in the Center for Faith and Life. The quartet is also hosting a jam session at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Marty's. The jam session includes performances from Luther jazz students.

Faculty Artist Series: Tara Meade

Tara Meade will perform a faculty flute recital at 7:30 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.

Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series: Rachel Brummel

The 2016-17 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series "Who Do You Trust?" continues at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in the CFL Recital Hall. Rachel Brummel, assistant professor of environmental studies, will explore how, in a world where our environmental fates are intertwined, building trust among actors in the commons should be the primary project of environmental politics. Her lecture is titled "Trust in Commons: On Interdependence and Saving the World." Reception to follow in Qualley Lounge.


Celebrations this week


Oct. 12: Brenda Ranum, Kris Agena
Oct. 13: Terry Sparkes
Oct. 14: Heather Armstrong, Caleb Barnes
Oct. 15: Alex Jackson, Rita Dykstra
Oct. 16: Rebecca Shaffer, Corey Landstrom

Job postings

Director of Campus Programming (interim 18 month appointment open to internal candidates only): The programming office, in consultation with varied on-campus constituencies, is responsible for developing and applying a campus programming philosophy that extends, expands and supports the underlying mission of the college. To that end, the office works closely with academic departments in assuring varied and manageable events; assists administrative offices with such events as Homecoming, admissions visit days, and Commencement; and is centrally involved in key programs like the Distinguished Lecture Series and the Center Stage Series. The director's primary duty is to coordinate scheduling and planning of external events including lectures, concerts, conferences and convocations, across campus. Over the next 18 months, this person will assist in review of office and leadership needs, and participate in college strategic planning conversations, to support and enhance the contribution of the Campus Programming office to the broader Luther College mission. Internal candidates (current employees and spouses) are invited to apply here.

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].

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.


Jim Martin-Schramm presented remarks about how Luther has financed its solar projects on two national webinars on Sept. 22 and Oct. 4. The first webinar was co-sponsored by Second Nature and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the second was conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratories.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, numerous Luther student teachers presented at the Iowa Council for the Social Studies. 

  • Maya Hansen '16, Megan Hopper '16, Bethany Seavers Templeton '17. and Gretchen Elizabeth Strube '16, presented on a unit in which students use various strategies to learn about the three branches of government. Students engaged in learning about the federal government through jigsaw, guided research, station hops and microsimulations. They stressed the importance of elementary students being engaged in exploratory learning and the creation of interactive learning environments.
  • Janna Akkerman '17, Britta Petersen '16, Mariah Hanson '16, and Mary Simpson '17, presented their unit on the presidential election process through art, drama, writing, reading and speaking. The elementary social studies unit explored the process by which the nominees for the major parties are selected using numerous pedagogies. 
  • Ellen Cooper '16, Lily Dorn '17, Marea Holkesvik '16, and Allison Swenson '16, presented their elementary social studies unit on the history of school desegregation in the United States. In this session, participants learned how to integrate perspective taking activities into their classrooms and had the opportunity to participate in several activities on perspective taking from a unit on school desegregation. The unit explored different perspectives surrounding school desegregation though the stories of the Little Rock Nine and Ruby Bridges, and culminates in a deliberation about a recent school desegregation case in Missouri.


Housing wanted: Looking to rent an affordable apartment, small house or room in Decorah from Dec. 1-May 31. No pets, non-smoker and employed at Luther until May. Contact Alexandra, <robial01>.

Pancake breakfast: St. Benedict School will serve an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. This annual event to raise funds for technology is open to the public and features a menu of pancakes, sausages, applesauce and beverages. Breakfast is prepared and served by the Decorah Lions, Parent School Association and school families. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students 4-10 and children three and under eat free. Take out meals are available. Contact Jamie, <gavlja01>, with questions.

For sale: Late 1970s Yamaha U3 upright piano for sale. The instrument is in perfect condition. New bass strings, butt flanges and a damp chaser have been recently installed, and the instrument sounds and plays beautifully. The case is also in perfect condition. The buyer arranges for the move. Contact Spencer, <spencer.martin> or call 517-1765.

For sale: Yamaha Advantage model YAS200AD alto saxophone in excellent condition. Standard student model. Asking $700; original price, $1,695. Contact Kristin, <bjerkr01>.

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.


And finally...

Oct. 11 is National Face Your Fears Day. Take a moment to think about what life would be like without your biggest fear, face it and see what happens.

"The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear." -Gandhi

"I say I am stronger than fear." -Malala Yousafzai