Tuesday, November 15

TUESDAY 11/15/16

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Message from President Carlson

After the recent election, we are reminded of our call as a community to engage in respectful dialogue, to learn from each other and to discern how we as individuals and as a community can serve with distinction for the common good.

Resources are available to assist Luther students, faculty and staff with questions or concerns that may arise as we engage in conversation about the election and reflect on how it affects our lives going forward. 

  • Student Life Office, Dahl Centennial Union 266, 387-1020
  • Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, second floor of Koren, 387-1071
  • Dean's Office, Dahl Centennial Union 262, 387-1005
  • Human Resources, Main 25, 387-1134

At Luther, we are guided by our core values and commitments – to care for each other and the community, to act with integrity, to seek truth, to embrace diversity and to respect the dignity of each person. This is who we are as a community of faith and learning. Thank you for the many ways you enrich this community and share your Luther experience with the larger world.

- President Paula J. Carlson

Campus closing early Nov. 23

We are pleased to announce that offices can close early and staff are permitted to leave work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. Most non-exempt employees scheduled to work eight hours on Wednesday will work six hours and receive two hours of additional pay. Those employees who will have already worked their shift by 3 p.m. or those who must work their full shift because of the nature of their position will be given the option of taking two hours of paid time-off on a different day. If there are any questions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Human Resources.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

- President Carlson and the Cabinet


Thanksgiving break hours

Preus Library
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 24-26: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 27: 6 p.m.-midnight

Regents Center
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 26: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: Noon-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 22: 6 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-27: Closed

Legends Center
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 2-7 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Desk
Tuesday, Nov. 22: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Oneota Market
Tuesday Nov. 22: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-27: Closed

Book Shop
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-27: Closed

Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store, and Grab-N-Go
Tuesday, Nov. 22: close at 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 23-27: Closed

Tuesday, Nov. 22: Close at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 26: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 24-27: Closed

Seeking DSA nominations

The Honorary Degrees Committee seeks Distinguished Service Award nominations for 2017 and beyond. Any member of the Luther faculty, staff or emeriti can recommend a name for consideration. Department heads are encouraged to discuss nominees within departments. Nominations should be accompanied by as much documentation as is available and sent to the Office of the President, Attention: Suzanne Lyndon.

Distinguished Service Awards are given each fall at Homecoming. Alumni who are selected generally receive the award during an anniversary year of their graduation. For the fall of 2017, the committee seeks nominees from classes ending in 7 or 2 who have graduated at least 20 years ago. Luther's online alumni directory can be a useful tool. Use the advanced search feature to sort by class year and major: https://www.luther.edu/alumni/directory/index.php.

Distinguished Service Award criteria:

1. Meritorious service in one's profession, society, church or community
2. Loyalty and service to Luther College
3. Fidelity to the ideals of Luther College
4. Timeliness of the award (during their reunion year)

Please think ahead as much as five years as nominees might be especially appropriate for an upcoming campus event, the anniversary of a campus program or some other significant occasion.

Thanks for helping identify deserving candidates for recognition.

November staff meeting

At this month's staff meeting, learn about Title IX reporting requirements and how to submit a Student Life care report. ITS will share information about Google two-step verification and how to protect yourself and the college from phishing scams. Those who did not attend the Wednesday, Nov. 16 meeting are encouraged to attend the meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Peace Dining Room. 

Safety Pins

When the United Kingdom voted for Brexit, many immigrants and refugees experienced harassment and fear. The idea of wearing a safety pin caught on as a way to identify oneself as an ally to others around them. The US has taken up this idea to help those who feel scared or nervous identify who is an ally. The Diversity Center has safety pins on hand for those who want to identify as an ally. Here’s the article from the Huffington Post for more information.

United Way prize drawing winners

A huge thank-you to all who have donated so far to the United Way of Winneshiek County's fall fundraising campaign at Luther. We are now a little more than halfway to goal, and donations are still welcome. Everyone who submitted a donation by Nov. 10 was entered in a drawing. Kate Narveson won the full spectrum lamp donated by the Wellness program, Erik Stoen won Peace Brunch tickets donated by Dining Services, Rachel Vsetecka won tickets to the Nile Project donated by the Center Stage Series and Myron Rediske won a Luther sweatshirt donated by the Book Shop.

November Employee Wellness newsletter

Check out November's issue of "Words of Wellness," which features Anita Carrasco as the employee of the month and the article, "Getting in the mood...to sleep." Other tips and a printable recipe, all written by student wellness ambassadors, are also included. Opt-in for monthly editions here.

Policy change to improve security of Luther email

The college is establishing a new policy in which Luther email accounts for students, faculty and staff will require Google 2-Step Verification. Faculty and staff must enable Google 2-Step Verification prior to Dec. 1 for all Luther email accounts in order to continue to successfully sign in. Students must enable Google 2-Step Verification prior to Feb. 1, 2017 for their Luther email accounts. Enable 2-Step Verification or attend a session for assistance. For details, see policy change to improve security of Luther email.

Escalation Workshop

The Escalation Workshop from the One Love Foundation is a 90-minute workshop designed to help spread knowledge and awareness about the consequences of relationship violence. The presentation consists of a film followed by a discussion and action planning. Those interested in hosting the workshop during class or another time may email <counseling>. The One Love Foundation was formed in honor of Yeardley Love who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

Reusing paper

The Document Center requests that going forward departments not to re-run paper that has previously been printed on one side through their printers or copiers. Similarly, do not re-use partially used label sheets. These materials change the first time they go through your copiers and printers and they can cause damage on the second pass. Dirt, oil and different toner types on the paper surface may cause damage to sensitive parts inside the machines and may end up costing more to fix than the savings of reusing the paper or the label pages in the machines.

Instead we are asking departments to collect and drop off or send through campus mail any paper that has previously been printed on one side to the Document Center. We will repurpose it as note/scratch pads. The pads will be available free to anyone who comes into the Document Center. We can provide a small box for collecting the paper in if needed. Partially used labels can be collected and sent to Mail Center where they will be reused to help label packages for pickup. Contact the Document Center, <naatje01>, with any questions.

International Education Week and global potluck

Nov. 14-19 marks the second anniversary of International Education Week at Luther, sponsored by the International Students and Allies Association. IEW is an annual worldwide celebration of international education and exchange. The ISAA would like to invite the Luther community to the global potluck. The potluck will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at in Norby Global House. The menu will be provided by student volunteers cooking a variety of ethnic dishes.

Human Resources reminder

Health care enrollment forms, flex spending forms and HSA enrollment forms must be submitted to HR by Nov. 18, indicating which health care plan you want to participate in for 2017. Employees should check the "waving coverage" box if they don't want to participate in the college's health care in 2017. Contact Marsha, <mwenthold>, with questions.

Human Resources update

2017 voluntary life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment rates, enrollment forms and beneficiary forms are on the HR website. Contact Marsha, <mwenthold>, with questions.

Students to travel to Cannon Ball for break

Several students have decided to spend their Thanksgiving break in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The primary focus of the trip is to stand in solidarity with a historically oppressed and marginalized people, and also to bring supplies. There is a donation box located inside the CFL, as well as a GoFundMe page. Contact Courtney Field or Rebecka Green for more information.

Feeding a habit and funding for habitat

Luther College Habitat for Humanity is selling bags of Impact coffee in a variety of different blends and roasts. These make great gifts for the holiday season! Funds raised will go towards the Luther College Habitat for Humanity spring break trip to New Orleans. To purchase a bag of coffee, please contact Mikayla, <brocmi01>.

Thanksgiving treats from the Luther Bakery

Are you in charge of bring dessert or rolls to Thanksgiving? Let the Luther Bakery take care of it. Order pies, cakes, cheesecakes and rolls by Wednesday, Nov. 16, here and pick them up by Wednesday, Nov. 23, just in time for holiday gatherings. Contact Sheena, <tollsh01>, with questions.

Book Shop news

Advent calendars

Advent calendars have arrived! Supplies are limited - so stop in to the Book Shop and pick up a few to give as gifts.

Annual Children's Book Sale

Stop by the Book Shop Nov. 14-18 for the annual Children's Book Sale. Books will range in price from $1-6. Purchase books as early holiday gifts or stock up your favorite teacher's library.

New at Luther.edu

Biology has an updated home page with a focus on why prospective students who are interested in biology should study the subject at Luther. They can virtually tour the learning facilities, meet their future faculty, read the outcomes story of a successful alumnus and more.


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. 16: Hymn sing
Friday, Nov. 18: Stacey Nalean-Carlson
Monday, Nov. 21: Thanksgiving chapel

Home sporting events this week

Nov. 19: Swimming and Diving vs. UW La Crosse, 1 p.m.

Events this week

Nov. 15: Guest Lecture: Ana Lucia Henrique, 6:30 p.m., Hovde Lounge; Luther Ensemble Performance, Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall
Nov. 16: Guest Lecture: Ian Carrillo, 6 p.m., Hovde Lounge
Nov. 17-19: Dance Performance, "Who Do You Trust?" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre
Nov. 17: Fatimetu Emhamed and the United Nations, 4 p.m., Main Room 111; Luther Ensemble Performance, Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall
Nov. 18-19: Luther Ensemble Performance, Fall Opera Scenes, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, NRH
Nov. 19:
Luther Ensemble Performance, Chamber Orchestra, 4 p.m., CFL, Main Hall; SAC Concert Performance, Parachute, 7 p.m., Regents Center
Nov. 20: Luther Ensemble Performance, Concert Band, 4 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Student recitals

Mollie Mickelson '17, will give a voice recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.

Bryan Branowetz '17, will give a piano recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.

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.

Ensemble performance: Luther College Jazz Band

The Luther College Jazz Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Luther's CFL Main Hall. Also performing in the concert is the Luther College Supersax Ensemble featuring Luther students and professors. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music.

SAC Cinema and ISAA: 'Crossing Borders'

SAC Cinema and International Student and Allies Association presents a showing of "Crossing Borders" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Valders 206. A discussion will follow the documentary. This event is part of the International Education Week celebration and is open to the public with no charge for admission. "Crossing Borders" is a documentary that follows four Moroccan and four American university students as they travel together through Morocco, and confront the complex implications of the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West.

'Petra, Jordan, and Bedouins' Luther Woman's Club

Luther College Woman's Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Shirley Baker Commons. Jane Kemp, Luther professor emerita of Library and Information Studies and Marilyn Anderson, retired NICC communications instructor will present "Petra, Jordan, and Bedouins" a presentation about the rediscovered sandstone city of Petra, Jordan, and the Bedouins - the nomadic people who live there.

'Brazil's Political Turmoil: Dilma Rousseff's Impeachment'

The community is invited to attend a lecture by Ana Lucia Henrique, researcher at the Center for Information in the Brazilian Congress. Henrique will provide an overview of the current Brazilian political landscape at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Preus Library Hovde Lounge. She will provide a background on the impeachment process of ex-president Dilma Rousseff and discuss the aftermath of the impeachment.

'Fire and Farmworkers: Changes in Labor and Environmental Practices in Brazilian Sugarcane Fields'

Ian Carrillo, sociology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will discuss the historical changes in labors laws in Brazil's sugarcane industry and how such changes influence environmental practices. The community is invited to the lecture, which will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Hovde Lounge. This event is sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Communities.

Black Lives Matter: the Luther experience

With all the recent and ongoing social and racial issues confronting America, this panel will seek to raise awareness and continue the conversation regarding the meaning of "Black Lives Matter." The panel will touch on some of the issues people of color face nationwide as well as in Decorah and at Luther. The panel discussion will seek to address the meaning of the phrase, "Black Lives Matter" and it's relationship to the phrase "All Lives Matter." The panel, comprised of Luther students and faculty members, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Olin 102.

Fatimetu Emhamed and the United Nations

Luther College senior Fatimetu Jatri Emhamed testified before the Special Political and Decolonization Committee of the United Nations in New York on Oct. 6. She asked the UN to intensify its peacekeeping efforts in her home country of Western Sahara, with the hope that Western Sahara might one day achieve self-determination. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Main 111, Emhamed will give a presentation, explaining the history of her country's struggles and relating her experience at the UN. This presentation is part of International Education Week, and is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. Pizza will be served.

Luther College Philharmonia concert

Luther College's Philharmonia will perform in concert at7:30 p.m.Thursday, Nov. 17, in the CFL Main Hall. This event, open to the public with no charge for admission, will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music. The program features the following works: the first movement of Symphony No. 1 by Beethoven, "Five Courtly Dances from Gloriana" by Benjamin Britten and "A Shakespeare Suite: Film from Richard III" by William Walton.

'Who Do You Trust?' dance performance

Who do you trust and why do you trust them? The VPA department explores these questions through dance in their production of "Who Do You Trust?" Nov. 17-19 in the CFA's Jewel Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19. The performance features nine unique and deeply evocative duets within a gallery exhibition format.

Fall Opera Scenes performance held Nov. 18-19

Featuring scenes from "Carmen," "Die Fledermaus" and other works, Luther students will perform "Fall Opera Scenes" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the NRH. The performances, featuring students in Jill Phillips and Chad Sonka's Opera Workshop course, are open to the public with no charge for admission.

SAC Concerts host Parachute Nov. 19

Critically acclaimed pop rock band Parachute will perform at Luther College in the Regents CenterSaturday, Nov. 19. Concert doors open at 7 p.m.with featured performer Lissie starting the show at7:30 p.m.Tickets for the performance are $25 and can be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357 or <boxoffice>.

Luther College Chamber Orchestra

Featuring a varied repertoire, the Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the CFL Main Hall. The orchestra will perform Mozart's "Overture to La Clemenza di Tito," and Wagner's "Siegfried Idyll," and will also feature Haydn's "Cello Concerto in D major" with Philip Borter, Luther assistant professor of music. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music.

Luther College Concert Band concert Nov. 20


The Luther College Concert Band, under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, will present a concert at4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music. The band will perform works by Percy Fletcher, Percy Grainger, Rossano Galante and Joseph Turrin.