Tuesday, Feb. 6

TUESDAY 2/6/2018

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President Carlson encourages faculty, staff to attend midyear update, convocation

Faculty and staff are invited to attend President Carlson's midyear update at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Valders 206. President Carlson will give a brief update on priorities and the majority of the time will be spent engaging in small group discussions about the common calling of colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Convocations are an important way the Luther community gathers to affirm its mission. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend spring semester opening convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the CFL. Associated Colleges of the Midwest President Sonya Malunda is the featured speaker. Malunda, the ACM's eighth president, will give the lecture "Will Anything Grow in Your Comfort Zone?"

If possible, offices should close for both events so all can attend.

A message from VP Landstrom

Last week, you should have received an email from Vice President Corey Landstrom about an alleged bias incident that occurred on campus. We are working with the student to offer support and resources while we are gathering additional information. If you did not receive the email or you cannot find it, please contact, <julie>.


Be part of Giving Day 2018

Join the Luther community for Giving Day Thursday, March 8. Volunteers are needed to share the fun of giving back to Luther on social media and interviewing faculty, staff and friends during the 12-hour live stream. Want to talk about the great work you're doing on campus on the live stream? Willing to post on social media? Sign up now for Team #luthergives18.

Possible scam

A Luther student received an email from an individual claiming to need a "flexible personal assistant that can offer [me] errand running services" that the college perceives to be a scam. The individual claimed to find the student through the Career Center. Please warn students that emails like this are often times fradulent. The Career Center does not provide student names or contact information unless the Career Center is in contact with the student first. Students who received this email or one like it should not click on any links or reply, but rather should contact <ITS>.

Dorian Orchestra Festival on campus Feb. 11-12

The Dorian Orchestra Festival will be held on campus Sunday and Monday, Feb. 11-12. While here, students will participate in one of two festival orchestras, as well as take part in instrument-specific technique classes and lessons with Luther string faculty. Most students stay on campus and eat in the cafeteria in order to get a full Luther experience. Please help welcome these 140 students and their 21 teachers to campus.

Multimedia workshops

Interested in learning how the Digital Media Center can help integrate multimedia into work, projects or courses? Attend workshops this spring to learn the basics of audio and video production. The first workshop is 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Digital Media Center, where participants will learn how to use camcorders available at the Circulation Desk to record class presentations, meetings, events, etc. For details visit www.luther.edu/its/events.

New at luther.edu

Kyla Grau '17, an English teacher in Orléans, France, shares how learning a language has helped her understand people and culture on a deeper level.

Register with Teladoc

Your health is important to us, especially during flu season. To help you stay healthy, we've provided you with access to Teladoc® as part of your benefits. With Teladoc, you can talk with a board-certified doctor by phone or video in minutes—not hours or days. Check out the Teladoc link. The call is free with the $750 PPO health plan. The call is $45 on the high deductible plan and is free after meeting the deductible. Register for the Teladoc benefit before use, saving you time when you or a family member is ill. —Human Resources

Estate Planning 101 hosted by TIAA 

Learn about basic estate planning tools like wills, trusts and healthcare directives during a presentation from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Mott Room. See how to help create a legacy for loved ones by making decisions now. Feel free to bring a lunch. There will be water and dessert provided. Employees spouses or partners are welcome attend this workshop. RSVP by calling (800) 732-8353 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or register online.

Dining Services taking Valentine's Day cookie orders

Give a treat to a friend, your kids or a special someone. Giant heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies can have a personalized message or order a dozen cookies with all the fixings to frost at home. Order online by Friday, Feb. 9, and pick them up in the Dining Services office Wednesday, Feb. 14. Place orders at https://www.luther.edu/dining/submit/valentines.

Staff handbook available

The 2018 staff handbook is on the HR website under Faculty and Staff Resources. The site also includes a link that describes pertinent changes.

Spring wellness classes

Sign up today for the first six-week session of spring classes of wellness subsidized employee yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. Details and the registration form are available on the online fitness class site. Classes are open to current employees and their spouses. Email, <wellness>, with questions. 

Book Shop news

The Annual Wii Bowling Tournament in the Book Shop is back. Team entries are due Monday, Feb. 12, and the Wii Bowling tournament runs Feb. 19-March 16. Gather a team of four friends/co-workers and take a mental wellness break in the Book Shop. Retired staff and faculty are welcome too. Sign teams up in the Book Shop or e-mail Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Don't forget to pick up a card and a gift in the Book Shop. Keep on the look out for the V-day promotion Feb. 13-14.


Chapel this week

Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: No chapel, J-term break
Friday, Feb. 9: Mike Blair
Monday, Feb. 12: Pastor Judd Larson

Home sporting events this week

Wednesday, Feb. 7:  Women's basketball vs. Wartburg, 6 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Wartburg, 6 p.m.

Events this week

Thursday, Feb. 8: Second Semester Opening Convocation, Sonya Malunda, "Will Anything Grow in Your Comfort Zone?," 9:40 a.m., CFL, Main Hall
Friday, Feb. 9: Choral Singing in Namibia and South Africa Reflections, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Kookies & Karaoke, 7:30 p.m., Marty's
Saturday, Feb. 10: Scholar Recognition Day, all day; Faculty Artist Series, Spencer Martin, viola, and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano; 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Sunday, Feb. 11: Symphony Orchestra Homecoming Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Monday, Feb. 12: Gallery Show Opening, "Hateful Things," CFL; Dorian Orchestra Festival Grand Concert, 7 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

'Remembering Martin Luther King Jr' exhibit now open

"Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.: From hate to hope," a photography exhibit curated by Luther students, is a commemoration of the life and tragic death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.The exhibit is on display now through April 6 in Preus Library, with a reception at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Hovde Lounge. The exhibit and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Emeriti Colloquium features Bob Larson

The Luther College Emeriti Colloquium meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb 8, in Baker Village. This month's speaker is Bob Larson.  His topic is "Intelligent Bodies: Fundamentals of LC Innovative Dance Curriculum." All members of the Luther community are invited.

'Choral Singing in Namibia and South Africa'

Recently returning from their January Term trip to Namibia and South Africa, 21 Luther students who participated in the Music 245: "Choral Singing in Namibia and South Africa," course will present a program at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program will feature both music and spoken reflection and will feature stories from the group's J-term trip to Namibia and South Africa.

FAS: Martin and Shaneyfelt is Feb. 10

Professors Spencer Martin, viola, and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program, "Gems Rediscovered," includes selections from Paul Juon's Sonata in D Major for Viola and Piano, Op. 15, Ernest Walker's Sonata in C Major for Viola and Piano, Op. 29, Benjamin Dale's Suite in D Minor for Viola and Piano, Op. 2, and Robert Fuchs' Sonata in D Minor for Viola and Piano, Op. 86.

Symphony Orchestra homecoming concert Feb. 11

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will perform a Homecoming Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the CFL Main Hall. The concert is the culmination of Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Midwest Tour. The program begins with Giuseppe Verdi's Overture to I Vespri Siciliani, then features William Grant Still's "Ennanga," for harp, piano and strings. Luther harp instructor Rachel Brandwein will perform "Ennanga" with members of the Symphony Orchestra string section. After an intermission, the concert will conclude with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.

'Hateful Things' opens Feb. 12

From Aunt Jemima advertisements to the board game Ghettopoly, American popular culture is replete with racist images. "Hateful Things," a 39-piece traveling exhibition of items of material culture from late 19th century to the present that embody the effects of the Jim Crow legacy, is on display from Feb. 12 to March 2 in the CFL. The items come from the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. For more information on the spring semester "Exploring the Uncomfortable" events, click here.

NQFL Feb. 13

The next Not Quite Free Lunch is 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check, or Luther ID. The meal includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

'Prismatic Vernacular' opens Feb. 15

Chicago artist James Jankowiak brings his dynamic abstract paintings to Luther in "Prismatic Vernacular," an exhibition of works that focus on the role of color and familiar form as a means of communication in our day-to-day environment. The exhibit is on display Feb. 15-March 20 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery of the CFA, with an opening reception at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the same location.

John Raymond and Real Feels on campus Feb. 15

Trailblazing jazz trio John Raymond and Real Feels will bring their brand of dynamic improvisation to Luther Thursday, Feb. 15, for a guest recital. Set to perform at 7:30 p.m. at the CFL Recital Hall, the trio plays both original music and classics by such artists as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

CSS: Art of Time Ensemble

Steven Page, formerly of the Barenaked Ladies, joins the highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, and others at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the CFL. Songbook is chamber music for the modern era. Tickets are available from the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357, or online at tickets.luther.edu.

'Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors'

David Pilgrim, a public speaker and one of this country's leading experts on issues relating to multiculturalism, diversity and race relations, will present "Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: Stories from the Jim Crow Museum," at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the CRH. Pilgrim has been interviewed by National Public Radio, Time magazine, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and dozens of newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. Pilgrim is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum, a 12,000 piece collection of racist artifacts located at Ferris State University. The museum uses objects of intolerance to teach tolerance. For more information on the spring semester "Exploring the Uncomfortable" events, click here.

'Understanding Trust in Government' presented Feb. 21

Speaking on the environment and public opinion in American politics, James Stoutenborough, assistant professor of political science from Idaho State University, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Olin Room 102. Stoutenborough will present a project titled "Understanding Trust in Government: Environmental Sustainability, Fracking, and Public Opinion in American Politics." The project outlines a new model and theoretical perspective on trust in government.


Celebrations this week


Feb. 6: John Cord, Breann Hageman, Corby Preus
Feb. 8: Debbie Aske, Jon Thompson
Feb. 9: Joseph Raymond, Kim Walters
Feb. 11: Kasey Nikkel
Feb. 12: Janna Edrington


To the friends and family of Walden Heino, Luther professor emeritus of chemistry, who passed away Jan. 29. Heino taught inorganic chemistry at Luther from 1964-1992. Services were held Friday, Feb. 2, with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, handling arrangements.

To the friends and family of Conrad Royksund, Luther professor emeritus of management information systems, who passed away Feb. 1 in Tucson, Arizona. Arrangements are pending.

Welcome, new hires

Billy Hickman started his position as assistant football coach-offensive coordinator, Feb. 1. His office is Regents Center 11B, telephone 387-1613.

Thank you

Many thanks to all who participated in Preus Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights over the month of January. All winners have been contacted regarding their prizes. You can view a wrap-up summary of the reading initiative here.

Position openings

Full-time editorial content strategy director: Editorial content strategy director will create and communicate compelling messages and engaging stories that advance the mission of the college. The editorial content strategy director will be responsible for managing editorial content strategy across web, social, print and video channels to meet institutional brand awareness and marketing goals. If you are thinking about applying, you are passionate about higher education, storytelling, strategy, project management and team building. You get excited about tone, style and crafting engaging headlines and compelling narratives. You dream in commas, semi-colons, em-dashes and 280 characters. You've managed a team before and have 5-7 years of experience in the editorial content world. You also have examples of successful omnichannel marketing campaigns you've conceived and executed.

Full-time digital communication director: Digital Communication Direction will build an integrated digital presence to advance the mission of the institution by effectively connecting with our key audiences. The digital communications director will be responsible for managing the college's web, social media, email marketing, inbound marketing and digital advertising strategy to meet institutional brand awareness and marketing goals. If you are thinking about applying, you are passionate about higher education, engagement marketing, campaign management, strategy, project management and team building. You get excited about search engine rankings, click-through rates, social engagement and conversion optimization. You dream of videos going viral. You've managed a team before and have 5-7 years of experience in digital communications space. You  also have examples of successful omnichannel marketing campaigns you've conceived and executed.

Administrative assistant for the visual and performing arts and communications studies department: A .83 FTE, 10-month administrative assistant position. Duties include managing multiple budget lines and student workers, processing accounts payable and obtaining rights/royalties for Theatre and Dance Productions. Qualified candidates have a minimum high school diploma with at least two-years post-high school education preferred. Additional accounting education or experience is also preferred. Position requires demonstrated experience in the use of spreadsheets and word processing as well as strong organizational skills.

Full-time administrative assistant in the President's Office: The administrative assistant will serve as administrative support for the work of the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and the Dean of Institutional Planning and Mission as well as collaborate with the other administrative assistants in the President's Suite and the executive assistant to the President. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of an associate's degree, three years experience in positions of increasing level of responsibility, ability to handle projects with competing priorities and the ability to exercise and maintain professional discretion in dealing with information in a sensitive and critical environment.

To view the complete job descriptions and apply for all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Norma J. Hervey, emerita professor of history, will present the Black History Month lecture at the U.S. Embassy in Prague Feb. 7.

Brooke Joyce's work for solo alto flute, "Rubha Hunish," was recently awarded First Prize in the Professional Division of the Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers. The piece was performed Oct. 28 in Houston by Colleen Matheu Johnson, principal piccolo of the Houston Ballet.


For rent: Two-bedroom, lower level duplex apartment with shared garage and own laundry on site. $600/month plus utilities. Located next to Luther College at 415 Riverview Drive. No pets. No smoking. One month's rent deposit. Contact Angie, <[email protected]>, or 605-759-4617.

Wanted: Two-bedroom apartment for rent close to downtown Decorah. Current lease up in end of April. Preferably with some utilities included. Tenants would include adult and seven-year-old. Contact Sharon, <fransh04>, with options.

Free: Oak coffee table with glass top. Very solid, fully functional with a few signs of normal wear. Pick up in Decorah. Call Mary, 380-8910, for more information.

For sale: Brand new, sealed and unopened, Apple TV for sale. $130 ($20 less than retail). Contact Matt, <bills>, with inquiries.

For sale: White Serta Egyptian down comforter. Full/queen-size, 88-inches by 90-inches. Never been used. $50; Kitchen under cabinet 7-inch LCD TV/DVD player. Never been used. $75; entertainment center, $50; cream-colored couch, $50; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kids table and four chairs, never been used, $30. Contact Denise, 379-6045, with inquiries.


And finally...

Monday, Feb. 12, is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. How well do you know the 16th President of the United States? All facts are courtesy of https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/50-shades-of-abraham-lincoln-2/.

1. Did you know he is the only U.S. president to have a patent? He invited a device to free steamboats that ran aground.
2. As early as 1836, Lincoln thought women should have the right to vote.
3. Lincoln wanted to be a wrestler. There's documentation that he took part in wrestling bouts.
4. Although he read the Bible daily, he didn't belong to an organized church.
5. Lincoln did not have a middle name. He also hated being called Abe.
6. Lincoln was shot on Good Friday.
7. There are no direct living descendants of Lincoln.
8. Lincoln's mother was killed by poisoned milk.
9. Lincoln's coffin has been opened five times.
10. At his second inauguration, Lincoln was photographed with John Wilkes Booth, his assassin.