Tuesday, December 6

TUESDAY 12/6/16

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Thank you from President Carlson

What a wonderful Christmas at Luther weekend! Thank you to all of the students, faculty and staff who worked hard to create a beautiful performance and to host thousands of visitors on campus. For many of our guests, Christmas at Luther is a annual highlight of their Advent season; for others, it is their first welcome into our community of faith and learning.

As we approach final exams and other end-of-the-semester activities, we wish you and your loved ones a safe and joyous holiday.

-Paula Carlson and Thomas Schattauer

Faculty/staff Christmas party Dec. 9

A reminder that the Faculty and Staff Christmas Party will be held from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in Peace Dining Room. Seating will be available throughout the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union. Today, Dec. 6, is the last day to sign up. Please RSVP online.


Campus conversation on diversity, equity and inclusion

President Carlson, the Black Student Union and the Diversity Center are planning a conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion at Luther. The group originally planned to hold an event the week of Dec. 5, but due to the rush of the end of the semester, decided to hold the event during spring semester, once people have gathered back on campus after J-term. Once a date is set, event details will be shared via the Bulletin and the Tuesday.

Strategic planning open forums Dec. 5-6

The Strategic Planning Committee invites and encourages all faculty, staff and students to participate in strategic planning open forums Dec. 5-6 in Peace Dining Room. The purpose of these discussions is to invite conversation, to listen to ideas and to begin to discuss potential areas of priority for the college's new strategic plan.

Student forums
Tuesday, Dec. 6:
9:40-10:40 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Faculty forums
Tuesday, Dec. 6: 11 a.m.-noon
and 4:15-5:15 p.m.

The ideas, suggestions and comments that emerge from these discussions will be incorporated into a document that will be posted for review by the campus community in January.

Strategic planning idea wall Dec. 6

In addition to the strategic planning open forums, all students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in an Idea Wall from noon-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, on the first floor of Dahl Centennial Union. The Idea Wall is a public activity through which passersby can write comments and suggestions for the college's new strategic plan.

Staff meeting Christmas party Dec. 7

The December staff meeting will be a Christmas party held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Peace Dining Room. This year's theme is "Holiday Game Night." Staff are invited to bring a monetary donation for the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Cash gifts allow the Pantry to purchase in bulk.

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.

Snow removal parking

Faculty and Staff planning to leave vehicles on campus overnight during Christmas break should park in one of the following areas: Regents Center lot (east side closest to the Towers, first three single rows) or the Decorah outdoor swimming pool lot. Parking in any other lot on campus may result in the car being towed at the owner's expense, $100 minimum. Cars left over J-term must be parked in the City of Decorah outdoor swimming pool parking lot. Contact <facilities> with any questions.

Rechargeable batteries and cellphone recycling information

Effective Dec. 1 under the Rechargeable Batteries and Cellphones Resolution Winneshiek County Solid Waste Agency will not accept rechargeable and cellular telephones in the Winneshiek County Landfill. Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities has partnered with Call2Recycle which provides free battery and cellphone recycling in North America. Information on accepted items and locations of receptacles can be found on the Luther College Recycling website.

Library books due

Dec. 9 is the due date for books checked out from the main stacks by faculty and staff on or before Sunday, Dec. 4. Books checked out by faculty and staff may be renewed online or by emailing <library>. The new due date is May 13, the last day of classes for the spring semester. Accounts can be viewed online by clicking on "Library Account."

Document Center notice

In the past year there have been several attempts by telemarketers to solicit for toner supply orders to Luther. Supplies are available for Ricoh printers or copiers through the Document Center as part of Luther's service contract. The Document Center wants to remind faculty and staff that Ricoh will not call to solicit for toner. Do not give any information to the callers, instead tell them to not call again and hang up the call. Contact the Document Center with questions <doccenter>.

Faculty and staff PaperCut transition

Faculty and staff workstations will be transitioned to PaperCut beginning Tuesday, Dec. 6. Starting that Tuesday, color jobs will be printed differently. For more details, see Faculty and Staff PaperCut Transition.

Dining Services E-Newsletter

To stay in the Dining Services loop on specials, schedules and hours over school breaks subscribe to the Luther College Dining Services E-Newsletter. It is sent out once a month with the most up-to-date reminders and information regarding all things Luther College Dining Services.

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Nate Porath, Hongmei Yu, Suzanne Lyndon, Laurie U. Thompson and Bob Erickson! Please enjoy a free lunch on us in the Caf or Grab-N-Go. Nate, Hongmei, Suzanne, Laurie and Bob were randomly selected from the December faculty/staff birthday calendar.

Baseball holiday camp

The baseball program is hosting their annual holiday camp for third-sixth graders from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Dec. 30. Contact Nick Soldano, (847)347-2949 or <soldni01> with questions. 

Honey for sale

Support pollinators on campus by buying honey from the entomology lab in the Luther biology department. Available for purchase in a half pound, $2.50; one pound, $5; one and a half pounds, $7.50; and two pounds, $10; while supplies last. Produced by Luther bees and processed by the entomology class, these bottles of honey make great Christmas presents. Contact Kirk Larsen, 387-1558 or <buglab>.

Book Shop news

Book Shop Balloon Drop

All students receive an A+ during finals week from the Book Shop! Encourage students to stop in 9-11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 and pop away stress with a Balloon Drop filled with promos and fabulous prizes. Tasty drinks and treats will be served. This event is sponsored by the Book Shop and Luther College Dining Services.

Signed books

Stop in the Book Shop and purchase a new and autographed copy of Brian Andreas's new boo "Bring Your Life Back to Life."

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees

Tuesday, Dec. 6, join Wellness for the monthly NQFL for 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 between 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Nobel Room. The charge is just $5 in cash, check or Luther ID. Includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact <wellness> with questions.

New at Luther.edu

With a Ph.D. in immunology from Stanford University, Janelle Olson '03, is on the scientific team that matches donors on the Be The Match bone marrow donor registry with patients needing a bone marrow transplant. In her new alumni profile she says,  "Luther taught me that my majors and the work I do are important, but so is a job that challenges and fulfills me and allows me to always keep learning."

Also new this week, current students tell what they like best about Decorah.


Chapel this week

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

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Songs of Advent and Christmas
Friday, Dec. 9: Kwanzaa Chapel
Monday, Dec. 12: No chapel

Home sporting events this week

Dec. 7: Basketball vs. Simpson College, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.
Dec. 8: Wrestling vs. UW-La Crosse, 7 p.m.
Dec. 10: Women's basketball vs. UW-River Falls, 2 p.m.

Events this week

Dec. 6: Fabric of Peace workshop, 11 a.m., CFA 215; Christmas Cheer collection day, 11 a.m., Marty's
Dec. 7
: Christmas in the Union, 4:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union
Dec. 8: Fall science poster session, 9:40 a.m., Sampson-Hoffland Atrium and Valders Concourse; Winter Wellness Fair, 10 a.m., Dahl Centennial Union; Emeriti Colloquia, "Christmas in a World at War," Marv Slind, 3 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Mott Room
Dec. 10: Kwanzaa celebration dinner, 4 p.m., Peace Dining Room

Fabric of Peace workshop

Join women and gender studies students in creating a unique square that will become the quilt in a Fabric of Peace project Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. in CFA Room 215. This workshop will focus specifically on using fabric for creating the squares and will be guided by Lea Donhowe Lovelace. All are welcome. Contact Diane with questions, <besedi01>.

Christmas Cheer collection day

The SAC Christmas Cheer Collection Day will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Marty's. Christmas music, hot chocolate and treats will be provided for those who deliver their gifts. Those who were not able to contribute to a family but still wish to support Christmas Cheer are welcome to donate money to the Student Activities Office on or before collection day. This money will be used to purchase household items to supplement family gifts.

Luther to host 'Christmas in the Union' Dec. 7

Santa will make an early stop in Decorah as Luther celebrates "Christmas in the Union" 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the lobby of the Union. Activities include crafts, readings from children's holiday books, music and games. There will be an opportunity for pictures with Santa by the fireplace from 5-6:30 p.m. Cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider will be served. This family-oriented event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Fall science poster session Thursday, Dec. 8

The fall science research poster session will take place 9:40-10:50 am, Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Sampson-Hoffland Atrium and Valders Concourse. This is a single unified event highlighting more than 60 undergraduate student research projects in biology, chemistry, environmental studies, math and nursing. All members of the community are invited to come see products of student learning in the sciences.

Winter Wellness Fair

Wellness will sponsor the Winter Wellness Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in  Williams Lounge. The fair includes chair massages, a fire extinguisher demonstration, nutritional tips, a prayer labyrinth, office wellness kits, winter driving survival tips and more. The event is sponsored by Wellness, Security, Campus Ministries, Counseling Services, the Nursing Department and Sustainability. It is open to Luther employees with no charge to attend.

Luther Emeriti Colloquia: 'Christmas in a World at War' Dec. 8

Professor Emeritus of History Marv Slind will deliver a lecture titled, "Christmas in a World at War." He will use selections from World War II letters to illustrate the experiences that many men and women had during the holiday seasons in the midst of war. Slind's presentation is at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Mott Room and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther Kwanzaa celebration

The Luther Kwanzaa celebration will be held Fridat-Saturday Dec. 9-10. A Kwanzaa chapel will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9 in the CFL. A celebratory feast will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in Peace Dining. Tickets are available from the Diversity Center and are $15.

Celebrating 100 years of Loyalty Hall

The Luther Alumni and Development Office invites all faculty, staff, alumni and friends to attend an open house to celebrate 100 years of Loyalty Hall. Please join us from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 in the Loyalty Hall Lobby for Norwegian desserts, coffee, hot cider and fellowship to mark this special occasion. For more information, email <alumni>.


Celebrations this week

Dec. 6: Donna Ryant
Dec. 7: Derek Rausch, Michael Racki
Dec. 8: David Faldet, Kathy Kerber, Kat Beane Hanson
Dec. 9: Mary Logsdon, William Fulton
Dec. 10: Cheryl Wiesler, Martin Clark
Dec. 11: Chris Frana, Steve Kurash, Grace Hibbing


The Kraabel family sends many thanks to the Luther community for the expressions of caring and condolences shown us during Tom's long journey with Parkinson's and at his Nov. 2 death. Accept our deep appreciation.

Job postings

Temporary music tours and Dorian coordinator: Luther College is currently accepting applications for a temporary music tours and Dorian coordinator. This is a 40-hour-per-week position that will last through approximately July 1, 2017, and will support the work of music ensemble tours and Dorian camps. High school diploma or equivalent is required. A bachelor's degree is preferred. Knowledge of computer database and word processing necessary. Knowledge of and experience with both choral and instrumental music very helpful.

View the complete job description, apply for this position and see all current openings on the Human Resources website.


The Deans Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Marian Kaehler as the 2018-19 Nottingham Program Director and the appointment of Paul Gardner as the 2018 Malta Program Director. We are grateful to both individuals for providing leadership to these two important and longstanding off-campus programs.

Robert Shedinger presented "Jesus, Jihad, and Justice: What Islam Has Taught me about My Christian Faith" at the annual meeting of the Islamic Organization of North America Nov. 25-27 in Detroit.

Jon Ailabouni's article "Teaching Jazz Improvisation for the First Time: Six Ear-Based Strategies for Finding the 'Right Notes'" was published in Michigan Music Educator the research journal of the Michigan Music Education Association. The article can be viewed here.

Loren Toussaint, Gabriel Dorn '15, Grant Shield and George Slavich's work was highlighted in Psychology Today.

Luther College student, Mwayi Pankuku will host an informational session and fundraising event on her Sanitation and Clean Water Project for girls' empowerment in Malawi. Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning and Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, the event will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Peace and Justice Center, 119 Winnebago Street, Decorah. This is an open event, with no charge for admission. Donations can be sent to Jon Lund, 700 College drive, Decorah, IA. For more information, contact Mwayi, <pankmw01> or 419-4535.


Peanut brittle: Need a consumable gift? A treat to bring to a party? A treat for yourself? Try Julie's homemade peanut brittle. Available in 1/2 and full pound bags, or 3/4 pound in a decorative glass jar. Each order made fresh the night before the order is due. Also freezes well. Contact Julie, 387-1865 or <julie>.

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, 387-1865 or <julie>.

For sale: Wii game console with remotes and a load of games, $40. Contact Julie, 387-1865 or <julie>.

For sale: Four moderately used radial snow tires, size P185/65R15 86S, mounted on wheels; will fit most older Priuses. Tread is quite good. $160. Contact Laurie, <zarila01>.

For sale: Interested in composting but not sure how to get started? The Winneshiek Energy District is selling Home Composters™ through the Wisconsin-based non-profit, Recycling Connections. In addition to the composters, the Winneshiek Energy District’s Green Iowa Americorps Team will provide tips and trainings on how to best create and use your compost. To order a Home Composter™ email [email protected] with questions.

For sale: 45 professional contractor retaining wall Alan Block. Each block measures 8 x 18 x 12 inches, asking $6 per block. Blocks are on a pallet ready to haul. Contact Marcia, 380-8127 or <gullick>.

For rent: Large one-person apartment with fully furnished kitchen, attached living room, full bath, one bedroom, air conditioning, large storage room, off-street parking, water/sewer furnished, onsite laundry and snow removal. The apartment is furnished. $450/month. Contact Karen, 380-0612.

House/pet/babysitter available: College student back home in Decorah for winter break Dec. 19-Jan. 13, seeking to assist families with needs during the holiday season. Interested in pet, house or babysitting. Contact Molly for references or questions, [email protected].

Items found: Several very nice mugs were left in the Human Resources office during open enrollment. Stop by the Human Resources office to claim lost mugs.

For sale: Disney Infinity 3.0, bunch of characters and play sets. Includes over 20 characters, most of the released play sets (Star Wars, Inside Out, Marvel), game portal and PlayStation 4 game disc in case. Everything in like-new condition. Selling everything mentioned for $80. Contact Travis, 387-1417 or <huintr01>.

For sale: 2008 White Maytag smooth top range in excellent condition, $200. 2008 White Microwave with range ventilation, needs new handle, but perfect working condition, $50. Contact Marcia, <gullick> or 387-1400.

For rent: Three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments available immediately on North Street. No smoking/no pets. Contact Michael or Leslie for more details, <smitmi01> or 382-6527.

Free: Three-floor Victorian-style doll house, about 36 inches tall, fully furnished. Was lovingly assembled by my father-in-law and needs a good home. Contact Laurie, <zarila01>.

House sitter available: Parents are visiting for four weeks this winter and are looking for a place in town to house sit to experience Decorah. They are neat, do not smoke, do not have pets and are flexible on timing - they would like to be here for four weeks sometime in January, February or March. Contact Emily Johnson, [email protected].

For rent: Nice, one-bedroom home with garage. Quiet neighborhood, close to downtown. Available approximately Dec. 15. $750 per month. Please call Steve or Sherri, 419-1231, 382-5973 or [email protected].


And finally...

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." -John Steinbeck