Tuesday, November 1

TUESDAY 11/1/16

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Student Senate Forum: Campus and Community Safety Town Hall

Student Senate invites the Luther community to a Campus and Community Safety Town Hall at 4:30 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Valders 206. Over the past several months, campus has experienced several reported sexual assaults, an attempted break in at the college apartments, the loss of a classmate and other situations that have rocked our sense of safety. Come meet with Luther and Decorah Police Department officials to engage in conversation regarding crime prevention and reporting. There will be opportunities for questions. All interested students, faculty and staff are invited to join in this important conversation regarding our community.

Admissions report available via KATIE

Several changes have been made to the weekly admissions report to make it more accessible and to provide a clearer picture of where things stand at various times throughout the enrollment cycle.

  • The report will now be distributed monthly, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2. Each report will compare the previous month's activity to the same period the last two years.
  • 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 anyKATIEpage. If prompted to enroll, accept.
  • The report includes the number of visits, applications, acceptances and denials, deposits and paid drops (students who cancel after paying their deposit).
  • The Visits section will begin to distinguish unique visitors from total visits.
  • Each report will include a brief narrative that highlights key areas of interest and explains timing or other variables that might affect the comparison to data from previous years.

Because the September and October weekly reports had limited data in key areas such as deposits, the initial distribution date for the report was moved from the first week of September to the first week of November.

Questions? Please contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Luther students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2017 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, to be held April 6-8, at the University of Memphis. Applications for the on-campus selection process are due by5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, and can be submitted here. Contact the Dean's Office with questions, 387-1005.

Relationship abuse advocate on campus

An advocate from the Domestic Abuse Resource Center with Helping Services for Northeast Iowa is available to consult on the first Friday of each month in the Counseling Services office from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m Appointment is not necessary; come in and ask to speak with the advocate. A resource line is available 24/7 at 1-800-383-2988.

Sexual assault advocate available on campus

An advocate from Riverview Center is available the secondFridayof each month in the Counseling Services office from9 a.m.-noon. and1-5 p.m. Appointment is not necessary; come in and ask to speak with the advocate. A resource line is available 24/7 at1-888-557-0310.

Strengths-based education workshop

The next Strengths Workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 in Olin 213. Students will take the StrengthsFinder Assessment and participate in the Strengths-Based education workshop. This is an excellent opportunity for seniors, juniors and sophomores to participate in StrengthsFinder if they have not already engaged through a class, team or group during their time at Luther. Students must register in advance and selectNov. 5Strengths-Based Education Workshop. Please encourage student participation. Contact <strengths> with questions.

Update in Non-exempt Travel Pay policy

Luther College has updated its Non-exempt Travel Pay policy. View the current policy on the Human Resources Policies website.

Paideia engagement and discussion

Make a Paideia connection with first-year students discussing the great courtroom drama "Judgment at Nuremberg." On Thursdayevening, in coordination with the Paideia fall syllabus, all first-year students will attend the live performance of the Center Stage Series event that asks "How can compassion become secondary to the rule of law?" and "How might human rights be compromised during times of conflict?" Contact Judy, <boesejud>, with questions.

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:

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

Voter Information Guide

Preus Library has created a Voter Information Guide that pulls together resources for the upcoming election, including locating sample ballots, polling places and non-partisan candidate and judicial information.

Every amount helps in United Way campaign

Luther's United Way campaign is less than halfway to our goal. Please consider contributing to this very worthy effort that helps your Winneshiek County neighbors eat better, heat their homes, prepare their children for school, cope with disasters and much more. Submit donation forms to Human Resources byNov. 10to be entered in a drawing for a Luther sweatshirt from the Book Shop, tickets to The Nile Project concert from the Center Stage Series, Peace Brunch tickets from 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> to obtain a form.

Luther College received $2,000 grant from American Legion of Iowa Foundation

Luther College received a grant of $2,000 from the American Legion of Iowa Foundation in support of scholarships for veterans. Foundation representative Dennis Soppe presented the grant check to Jeanie Lovell, Luther director of corporate and foundation relations and Aleesa Baakko, one of four Luther students to receive these scholarship funds.

Health care plan prescription drug coverage

Employees on Luther's health care plan recently received a mailing that included an "Important Notice from Luther College About Your Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare." Medicare requires this annual notice be sent to participants on the UMR health plan. It states that the drug coverage from the college meets or exceeds Medicare requirements. Those applying for a Medicare Drug Plan you will be required to provide proof of previous drug coverage. No action is required at this time unless you or a dependent on Luther's plan are applying for a Medicare Drug Plan. Contact Marsha Wenthold, <mwenthold> or 387-1415, with questions.

All Saints Chapel

Faculty and staff are invited to share names of new saints born in the past year and immediate family members who have died in the past year during chapel Wednesday, Nov. 2. Please call 387-1040 or email <ministry> by2 p.m.Tuesdayto add names to the bulletin. All will be invited to name out loud and light a candle for loved ones.

Just Action's 'Black Lives Matter: A Declaration of the Value of All Life' statement

In the face of repeated and ongoing revelations of systemic violence against black people across the nation, the Just Action Group has been working to author a statement affirming our support of "Black Lives Matter" and our commitment to black students, faculty and staff at Luther. We invite departments, organizations and individuals to consider endorsing the statement. We believe a public statement endorsed by all members of the Luther community tells all students, staff and faculty that our community is committed to inclusion and respect for the value of all lives.

New admissions visit page

Check out the new admissions "Plan a Visit" page on the Luther website. This is now the entry point for all prospective students and their families who wish to visit Luther. Our goal is to highlight individual visits (in addition to visit events), offer a visual and enticing preview of the visit and provide a clear call to action. Direct questions and feedback to Travis Huinker, <huintr01>.

NotQuiteFreeLunch for employees

Tuesday, Nov. 8,join Wellness for the monthlyNQFLfor Luther employees sponsored by Wellness. 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.-1:15p.m. in the Mott Room (note alternative location from normal). The charge is just $5 (cash, check, or Luther ID). Includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Fitness class openings

There are still openings for yoga, which takes place 12:45-1:35 p.m. Thursdays. This session runs through Dec. 8 and is being offered at a discount price of $20 for five weeks. Please email<wellness> to register.

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Elaine Bossard, Janine Brandt, Erik Berg and Anna De Santis! Please enjoy a free lunch on us in the Caf or Grab-N-Go. Elaine, Janine, Erik and Anna were randomly selected from the November faculty/staff birthday calendar.

Technology Help Desk tip of the month:
enforcing workstation locking

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, ITS deployed an update to all faculty and staff workstations to improve security. The update will lock your workstation after 25 minutes of inactivity. To unlock your workstation, enter your Norse Key password.

If you use your laptop for presentations, to avoid your laptop locking during the presentation, move the mouse every 15-20 minutes. ITS recommends you lock your workstation every time you leave your work area, even if only for a couple of minutes. For details on locking your workstation, click here.

This additional measure is being implemented to improve security campus-wide. Contact the Technology Help Desk with questions.

Locking your Windows computer screen:

  • Windows logo key + L
  • Ctrl + Alt + Delete (once) - Lock this computer
  • Click on Windows Start menu - click arrow beside "shut down" - click Lock

Locking your MAC computer screen:

  • Control + Shift + Eject
  • Control + Shift + Power
  • Unlock: Use use your Mac password.

Volunteer opportunities

Get out and enjoy Luther's natural areas by participating in volunteer events. Upcoming opportunities include helping with prescribed fires and buckthorn removal. Students and the wider community are welcome to participate. Those interested in participating in the prescribed fire crew must attend a training session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Valders Room 362. Contact Molly McNicoll, <mcnimo01>, to find out more about these opportunities.

Information session on Peace Scholars Program

Encourage students to attend a discussion with Steinar Bryn and Anatolii Kyryliuk from the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialog in Lillehammer. They will learn about the Peace Scholars summer program in Norway, focused on the study of important issues and theories regarding conflict, war and peace. The session will take place 12:15-1:15 p.m.Monday, Nov. 14in Mott. Contact Victoria Christman, <chrivi02>, with questions. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, the Dean's office, and the U.S. Embassy in Oslo.

Book Shop Election Day party

Squirrel over to the Book Shop from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, for a Nutty Election Day Party. Cast a vote for the Book Shop's new squirrel mascot, pop some nuts for prizes and discounts and stow away a few treats for winter. Get squirrelly with us!

New at luther.edu

New academic landing pages have launched fornursing,English andcommunication studies, with inviting visuals and essential information. Luther's web content team is in the process of remodeling all of the college's academic pages.


Chapel this week

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

Wednesday, Nov. 2: All Saints Chapel
Friday, Nov. 4: Ali Yazdani and Mustafa Muhammadi
Monday, Nov. 7: Liz Rog

Home sporting events this week

Nov. 2: Women's soccer vs. Central, IIAC semi-finals, 7 p.m.
Nov. 4: Cross country, JV Cup women at 4 p.m., men at 4:45
Nov. 5: Soccer, men's and women's IIAC Tournament Finals, TBA

Events this week

Nov. 1: Paideia Texts and Issues, "Trust in Commons: On Interdependence and Saving the World," Rachel Brummel, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Nov. 2: Artist talk, "Things We Do Not Say," Jordan Acker Anderson and Josh Anderson, 7 p.m., CFA Room 203; Guest Lecture,"The Global Dimensions of Women's Executive Leadership," Farida Jalalzai,7 p.m.,Valders Hall of Science Room 206
Nov. 3:
Center Stage Series,"Judgment at Nuremberg,"7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Faculty Artist Series: "Music in the Shape of a Pear," Evans/Pluta Duo, 10 p.m., NRH
Nov. 4: Third Party Candidate Discussion, "Perpetuating the Two-Party System: How Our System Sidelines Independent Candidates," 12:30 p.m., Mott; SAC Spotlight Performance, SIRES and Halfloves,7:30 p.m., Marty's
Nov. 6:
Luther Ensemble Performance, Jazz Orchestra and Vocal Jazz, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Art exhibit: "Things We Do Not Say"

"Things We Do Not Say," an art exhibit featuring the work of wedded duo Jordan Acker Anderson and Josh Anderson will be on display from Oct. 25 to Dec. 9 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the CFA. The artists will speak about their exhibition at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Room 203 of Luther's Center for the Arts. A gallery reception will be held 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Student recitals

Sara Byom '18, will perform an alto saxophone recital at 8:30 p.m.Friday, Nov. 4.

Colin Eral '17, and Isaiah Mayerchak '17, will give a voice recital at noon Saturday, Nov. 5.

Jonathan Kobs '17, will give a voice recital at7 p.m.Friday, Nov. 5.

Fiona Edberg '18, will perform a violin recital at2 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 5.

Meredith Diebold '18, and Jaime Webb, '17, will perform a voice recital at4 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 5.

Pyi Phyo Aung '17, will give a voice recital at7 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 5.

Kierra Blackstad '17, will perform an oboe recital at7 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 6.

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.

Paideia Texts and Issues: Rachel Brummel

The 2016-17 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series "Who Do You Trust?" continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the CFL Recital Hall. Rachel Brummel explores how, in a world where people's 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.

Guest Lecture: Farida Jalalzai

FaridaJalalzai, the Luther College Women and Gender Studies program's fall 2016Price Lecturer, will deliver a lecture titled, "The Global Dimensions of Women's Leadership" at 7 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 2in Valders Room 206.Jalalzaiis the Hannah Atkins endowed chair and associate professor of political science at Oklahoma State University. The Price Lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Center Stage Series: Judgment at Nuremberg

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II, L.A. Theatre Works will perform the classic play "Judgment at Nuremberg" at Luther. The Center Stage Series performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Main Hall of the CFL. The play follows the trials of those who assisted the Nazi party in committing crimes against humanity during World War II. A discussion led by associate professor Victoria Christman will follow the performance.

Guest Recital: Evans/Pluta duo

Luther College presents collaborative artists Peter Evans, trumpet, and Sam Pluta, laptop artist, in a concert of electro-acoustic chamber music at10 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 3,in the NRH.The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert is the first installment of Luther's "Musicin theShapeof aPear," an annual concert series directed by Brooke Joyce.

"Perpetuating the Two-Party System: How Our System Sidelines Independent Candidates"

Independent Michael Luick-Thrams and Libertarian Charles Aldrich are running to represent Iowa in United States Senate, but aren't widely known-and, according to them, that's exactly how those in power like it. Come find out how institutionalized hurdles to gaining access to the public political discourse keep the United States stuck in a two-party system and how these two men are pushing back. Join the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement for a brown-bag discussion. Bring some food, questions and suggestions12:30-1:30 p.m.Friday, Nov. 4, in Mott.

SAC Spotlight presents SIRES and Halfloves

SIRES and Halfloves, two Iowa-based indie rock bands, will bring their modern sounds to campus for a one-night-only concert event. The Student Activities Council invites the community to come enjoy the performance at7:30 p.m.Friday, Nov. 4, in Marty's. Tickets for the event are $8 and are available for purchase at the Ticket Office or at the door the night of the event. SIRES has toured around the US and Japan, and opened for acts like Mumford & Sons, Mac DeMarco and of Montreal.

Ensemble performance: Jazz Orchestra and Vocal Jazz

The Luther College JazzOrchestraand Luther's Vocal Jazz will present a fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Main Hall of the CFL.The JazzOrchestra's repertoire features notable composers such as Ellington, Nelson and Goodwin, diversity of styles including traditional jazz, Latin, contemporary and features over a dozen soloists. The student-led Vocal Jazz will also be performing some classic jazz alongside the JazzOrchestra.

Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble Concert Nov. 10

Featuring a repertoire of classical compositions, the Luther Varsity Band and Luther's Wind and Percussion Ensemble will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Main Hall of the CFL. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

SAC Cinema Presents: Star Trek Beyond!

SAC Cinema with the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement invites the Luther community to a showing of Star Trek Beyond at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11, in Valders 206. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Prior to the showing, there will be a celebration of Star Trek’s 50 Anniversary will begin at 6 p.m. in Valders 206, including a discussion on Star Trek’s influence on the world lead by Luther faculty. Door prizes will be given.

Guest Recital: Thomas Lymenstull

Thomas Lymenstull will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the NRH as part of the Dorian Keyboard Festival. Lymenstull serves as an instructor of piano at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He has traveled extensively through the People's Republic of China, meeting composers and researching music from China. Lymenstull will perform a Chinese piece along with works by Beethoven, Haydn, Liszt, and Schumann.

In addition, the Dorian Keyboard Festival top performers will be showcased in a recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 in the NRH.

Center Stage Series: Roseanne Cash

The critically acclaimed and versatile artist Rosanne Cash comes to Luther College to perform her newest album "The River and the Thread" as part of Luther's Center Stage Series at7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Main Hall of the CFL. Doors open at7 p.m. The singer-songwriter's album has been hailed by USA Today as "a captivating and sometimes haunting album that's among the finest of her career."

Ensemble performance: Luther College Symphony Orchestra

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present their fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music

Reunion Film and Peace Building

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Steinar Bryn and Associate Officer Anatolii Kyryliuk from the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialog have spent years educating students and politicians on their methodology of peace dialogue. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, they will screen the film "Reunion," and host a discussion of peacemaking in the modern world in Olin 102. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, the Dean's office, and the U.S. Embassy in Oslo.


Celebrations this week


Nov. 1: Michael Blair, Don Jones
Nov. 2: David Njus, Penelope Sherman
Nov. 3: Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Kevin Werges, Peter Hart
Nov. 4: Joyce Becker, Doug Craft, Maggie Britton, Emily Mineart, Lucy Crawford
Nov. 6: Joe Breitenstein, Cindy Leonhart, Mary Teslow, Laura Bouska
Nov. 7: Nancy Gates Madsen, Anna De Santis, Ann Pitz


Maren and Elliott Johnson welcomed Nels David Johnson at 2:06 p.m. on Sept. 30. The whole family is doing well.


To William Kuhlman and family of Dorothy "Dee" Kuhlman, age 104, who died Oct. 31 at Aase Haugen Nursing Home.


Amy Engelsdorfer's new rendition of the anthem, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," has been selected as an "Editor's Choice" composition onjwpepper.com, one of the nation's largest music sellers. The piece is published by Augsburg Fortress Press, and the composition for soprano, alto and bass choir is dedicated to the choir at the First United Methodist Church in Decorah.

Amy Weldon's review of the novel "Medicine Walk" by Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese appears in the current issue of "Orion" Magazine.

J. R. Christianson presented a program on Tycho Brahe's instruments in Rungsted, Denmark, on Oct. 27 as part of a lecture series on research in physics.

Jonathan Kobs '17, Emma Hohulin '17, and Mario Aung '17, submitted papers that were accepted for the research poster session at the Iowa Music Educators Association Fall Conference, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 in Ames.


For sale: 2016 iMac desktop that is like-new and in perfect working condition. Has been sparingly used and comes with the original box, a wireless keyboard, mouse, lightning cord and a power cord. It features a gorgeous 21.5 in widescreen display, powerful 2.8 gHz Intel® processors, fast graphics, 8G memory and 1 T hard drive. Has an all in one beautiful screen and a thin enclosure. Asking $975. Contact Lauren, <l.anderson>.

Item lost: One blue wrist Fit Bit. If found, please contact Trish, <neubautr> or 379-3956for a reward.

House/cat sitter wanted: Seeking house sitter and cat sitter for three cats fromDec. 23-Jan. 30. Looking for responsible, cat-loving individual to live at the house most or all of that time. The location is 1002 Eileen Ct. in Decorah. One garage stall included. Willing to discuss compensation and small variations in the start/end dates. Contact Steve, [email protected]or612-325-3753.

Temporary housing wanted: Responsible Luther alum looking for temporary housing Dec. 1-Jan. 6 between housing arrangements. Willing to house sit, pet sit, plant sit, sublet or rent. Will be gone for the holidays Dec. 24-Jan. 1. Contact Alex, <robial01>.

Nanny wanted: Looking for a responsible student to help watch our four-year-old daughter. Duties involve picking her up from school, watching her on weekends occasionally and driving her to different classes. Nanny must be flexible, have their own car and have experience with children. Weekly schedule is 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Contact Melissa, [email protected] or call 419-1465.

For sale: Home on the west side of Decorah for sale by owner. Address is 501 Leif Erickson Drive, located across from Sunnyside Hill. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom, well-maintained home is in a great neighborhood. Asking price is $279,000. Contact Margaret, [email protected] or (612)-750-8783.

For sale: Barely used Walker Edison twin-over-twin metal bunk bed with two mattresses. Asking $80 from $199 retail price. Buyer picks up, disassembly may be required. Contact Anna, <desafr01>.

Free: 50 gallon aquarium with filter, heater and tank stand. 10 gallon aquarium with filter and stand. Contact Jim Jermier, <jim.jermier>.

Wanted: Luther senior looking for short-term employment (babysitting, dog walking, etc.). Contact Michole, <farrmi01>.

For sale: Goldendoodle puppies, $950 each, will be available during the first week of November. The mother is a loving, standard poodle (white with black spots, 50 lbs) and father is a Goldendoodle (golden color, 60 lbs). They are currently receiving tons of love and socialization. Three females and one male available. First come first served to good homes. Photos of the newest member of your family can be found here. Contact Miriam, <mbskrade>.


And finally...

Nov. 1 is All Saints Day,also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, Feast of All Saints or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christianfestival celebrated in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. In the West, it is celebrated on 1 November by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, and other Protestant churches; the Eastern Orthodox Churchand the Eastern Catholic churchescelebrate it on the firstSundayafter Pentecost. Christian celebration of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the "Church triumphant"), and the living (the "Church militant").

Luther's College Ministries will celebrate All Saints Day in chapel onWednesday, Nov. 2.

"All of the places of our lives are sanctuaries; some of them just happen to have steeples. And all of the people in our lives are saints; it is just that some of them have day jobs and most will never have feast days named for them."
— Robert Benson