Tuesday, Feb. 13

TUESDAY 2/13/2018

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President's Update

President Carlson released an update from last week's Board of Regents meetings. If you did not receive the update, 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.

Teladoc news

Teladoc doctors can diagnose and treat many non-emergency medical conditions. Complete your medical history prior to requesting a consult–it saves time when help is needed. The median wait time for a doctor to call back is 10 minutes. Teladoc doctors can prescribe medication for treatment of illnesses and can prescribe short-term prescription refills. Ways to reach Teladoc: (800) Teladoc, Teladoc.com/mobile, Teladoc.com  Facebook.com/Teladoc.

Escalation workshop Feb. 15

Want to learn more about how to recognize and prevent relationship abuse? Join the Escalation Workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in Olin 102. This powerful workshop is interactive and includes a film and discussion. Sponsored by Counseling Service, Wellness, NASA, Student Life and Helping Services for Children and Families.

Sign up for CSA shares

Luther faculty and staff are eligible for a 50 percent reimbursement (up to $100) on Community Supported Agriculture shares. Check out participating farms and sign up to participate in the Luther CSA Reimbursement Program. The reimbursement will be handled through Payroll this year.

ITS tip of the month

Keep personal information personal and your Luther data secure. Check the ITS Tip of the Month to learn more about why you should keep your personal and work email and computer separate.

CEPE spring book group

All are invited to branch out and join a spring CEPE book group. Books are provided. Books include: "Kissing in the Chapel, Praying in the Frat House: Wrestling with Faith and College;" "The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time;" "The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World;" "Man's Search For Meaning;" and "General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine" (author coming in April). For more information and to sign up, visit www.luther.edu/ethics-public-engagement or email <cepe>.

Semester abroad opportunity meeting Feb. 14

Please encourage students to come learn about two semester-long programs offered through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest during a session at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Main 214. Opportunities are: fall 2018's "Brazil: Culture, Community and Language" with Molly McNicoll and spring 2019's "London and Florence: Arts in Context" with Amy Weldon. Professors and representatives from ACM will be at the informational session.

Wanted: six students to profile

The Luther Alumni Magazine will profile six students from the class of 2018 in this fall's issue. The magazine staff is looking for students who, together, represent a wide range of majors, interests, backgrounds and post-Luther plans. Please send profile suggestions to <magazine> by March 13. Please also tell why the student(s) are being recommended.

Decorah Power representatives on campus Feb. 16

Want to learn more about Decorah Power and the potential $5 million the community could save on electricity costs? Visit with Decorah Power representatives outside Oneota in the Union from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16.

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>.

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.

Book Shop news

Stop in the Book Shop Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 13-14, for V-day fun. Enjoy in-store promos, 25 percent off clearance and perhaps a tasty treat.

Join Luther students for WILD

Luther elementary music methods students are again offering a weekly Wednesday "In-service" with Luther at Decorah music class for students in grades three through six. For more information and to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/LutherWILD or email Jill, <wilsji01>.


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. 14: Ash Wednesday prayer service; Ash Wednesday Service at 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Friday, Feb. 16: John Raymond
Monday, Feb. 19: Josh Gonzalez, senior chapel

Home sporting events this week

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Men's and Women's Swimming, Liberal Arts Championship, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15: Men's and Women's Swimming, Liberal Arts Championship, 10 a.m.; wrestling vs. St. Olaf, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16: Men's and Women's Swimming, Liberal Arts Championship, 10 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17: Men's and Women's Swimming, Liberal Arts Championship, 10 a.m.; women's basketball vs. Buena Vista, 2 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Buena Vista, 4 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Nordic Choir 2018 Colorado Tour: Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday Service, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Thursday, Feb. 15: Artist Talk: James Jankowiack, 6:30 p.m., CFA Room 203; Guest Jazz Recital: John Raymond & Real Feels, 7:30 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Friday, Feb. 16: Gallery Opening: James Jankowiack, "Prismatic Vernacular," CFA, Kristin Wigley-Flemming Fine Arts Gallery; Faculty Artist Series: Brass Trio, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Saturday, Feb. 17: Faculty Artist Series: Du Huang/Xiao Hu, Unison Piano Duo, 4 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Center Stage Series: Art of Time Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, Feb. 18: Guest Recital: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone, and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano, 2 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Guest Lecture: David Pilgrim, "Watermelons, Nooses, and Straight Razors: Stories From the Jim Crow Museum," 4 p.m., CFL Recital Hall; Norse Awards Ceremony, 7 p.m., Main Gym

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' events Feb. 15-16

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. 16-March 20 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery of the CFA, with an opening reception at 4 p.m. In addition, Jankowiak will be the first artist featured in Luther College's new Artist Talk series 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. A gallery opening featuring the work of local youth accompanies the show at 4 p.m. Friday in the Gregerson Gallery.

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.

FAS: Brass Trio Feb. 16

The premiere performance of the Luther College Faculty Brass Trio is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Noble Recital Hall. Luther music faculty John Cord, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer and Michael Smith formed the trio in the fall of 2017. Their debut performance includes compositions by Josquin de Prez, Robert Muczynski, Vaclav Nelhybel, Anthony Plog and Francis Poulenc.

FAS: Unison Piano Duo Feb. 17

With 20 fingers and one passion, the Unison Piano Duo comprised of Luther College piano faculty members Du Huang and Xiao Hu will present a concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in Noble Recital Hall. The concert opens with two movements from Waltz-Caprices Op. 31 by Edvard Grieg, followed by Mozart's Duettino Concertante for Two Pianos arranged by Ferruccio Busoni and three movements from Seven Pieces from Mikrokosmos by Béla Bartók. The recital continues with "Le Grand Tango" by Astor Piazzolla, Introduction and Allegro by Maurice Ravel and ends with "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla.

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.

'Timbre|ine' presented Feb. 18

Challenging the boundaries of classical music, saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and pianist Nicholas Shaneyfelt, will present a selection from "Timbre|ine," a project by Hulting-Cohen. Featuring three world premieres, the recital begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'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.

Norse Awards Feb. 18

The Norse Awards, sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the Luther Athletic Department, is 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the main gymnasium. Enjoy a fun night with the Norse recognizing achievements from 2017, including teams of the year, athletes of the year and much more.

Woman's Club meeting  for Feb. 20

The Luther Woman's Club meeting for Tuesday, Feb. 20, has been cancelled due to weather. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 20.

'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.

Discussion on 'Freaks and Revelations'

Prepare for Hope over Hate week by reading the story of Matthew Boger, Distinguished Lecturer coming Tuesday, March 6. Kristen Wuerl '18, will lead a discussion on "Freaks and Revelations," a powerful novel "told in alternating perspectives of two teenager's lives before and after the violent crime that changed both of their futures." Discussions are during shadow block, Thursday, Feb. 22 and March 1. Reserve your book by signing up here. Sponsored by the CEPE.

SAC Cinema presents 'Thor: Ragnarok' Feb. 22

SAC Cinema's presents "Thor: Ragnarok" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Valders. Doors open at 7 p.m. After being imprisoned, Thor becomes involved in a deadly gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, a former ally and fellow Avenger. While trying to survive, Thor is in a battle to stop Hela from destroying the world and the Asgardian civilization. Admission is $5, with free popcorn while it lasts.

'The Vagina Monologues' Feb. 22-24

To raise money and awareness to stop violence against women and girls, 18 Luther students will present three benefit performances of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" Feb. 22-24. The performances include heartwarming, funny, poignant and at times heartbreaking stories of women across the globe. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 22-23, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Jewel Theatre. Tickets are $5, available at the Ticket Office.

CSS: Lamajamal

The next Center Stage Series production is Lamajamal, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the CFL. Lamajamal combines Middle Eastern, North African, Balkan and Roma traditions with luscious, dubbed-out production, hip-hop influence, and a rock band's sensibilities. Highly danceable, heavily percussive, with a "knack for sexy, serpentine grooves and a mean, mean oud player," according to the Chicago Reader. Tickets are available from the Luther College Ticket Office, 387-1357, or online at tickets.luther.edu.

Junior recital

Marta Williams will present a flute and piccolo recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.  


Celebrations this week


Feb. 13: Jeff Leschensky, Greg Ardinger
Feb. 15: Kaylee Kerrigan
Feb. 17: Faust Gertz, Peggy Lensing
Feb. 18: Jan Cordell, Molly McNicoll
Feb. 19: Maggie Betteridge


Feb. 14: Kimberly O'Brien, 20 years


To Greg Eide and family on the Jan. 13 passing of his father-in-law, Richard Cooper. A celebration of life was held Jan. 27 at Vasa Lutheran Church in Welch, Minnesota.

Position openings

Full-time assistant director of reunion giving: The assistant director of reunion giving will identify prospective leadership-level donors and work both independently and with the reunion giving and major gift team to secure leadership. Emphasis on challenge gifts, and planned gifts for signature reunions and support short-term fundraising projects as needed. Occasional travel to meet donors throughout the Midwest required. A bachelor's degree is required. At least one year development/fundraising experience and higher education experience is preferred. Must have a valid driver's license.

Full-time manager of student accounts: This position will oversee the overall operations of student financial services, including but not limited to billing, receivables and cashiering functions of the college. Manager will maintain the integrity and timeliness of student account charges, credits, adjustments and refunds; maintain and manage online payment systems; monitor student account balances including credit balances generated by federal funds to maintain compliance with all federal and institutional regulations. A bachelor's degree in accounting or a business-related field is required. At least two years of relevant experience in collections and/or customer service is required as well as strong Excel skills, ability to work independently and make decisions based on general guidelines. Experience in higher education and financial aid guidelines preferred.

Full-time assistant director of safety and security: Security staff provide for the security and safety of the entire college community according to the standards of Luther College and the guidelines established for the department. In addition, the assistant director is responsible for providing direction and assistance to department personnel during emergency and routine calls for service. Candidates should have an associate-level degree in criminal justice or related field; minimum of three-years of security or law enforcement experience, preferably in a college setting; valid driver's license with clean driving record; clear criminal history; and extensive public contact and/or customer service experience. Additional years of experience and related training may be substituted for the associate degree. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field may be substituted for years of experience.

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 and em-dashes. 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 director will build an integrated digital presence to advance the mission of the institution by effectively connecting with our key audiences. The digital communication 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.

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


Amy Weldon's first book, The Hands-On /life: How to Wake Yourself Up and Save the World, published by Cascade Books, is now available at https://wipfandstock.com/the-hands-on-life.html.

The Modern Language Association awarded the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures to Luther Nancy J. Gates Madsen for her book "Trauma, Taboo, and Truth-Telling: Listening to Silences in Postdictatorship Argentina," published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

James Hoke's research article, "Behold, the Lord's Whore? Slavery, Prostitution and Luke 1:38," was published in the most recent issue of the journal Biblical Interpretation.

Luther students Shannon Meehan '18, Elizabeth Glennon '19, and Anna Li Holey '18, and alumni Laurie Adrian, '16, and Brian Gerike, '12; won second place in the undergraduate student ecology poster competition at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in Denver, Colorado, in November.

For the third year in a row, a group from Luther is competing in the National Trumpet Competition. The eight-student ensemble competes in the quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. The performance will be livestreamed at www.nationaltrumpetcomp.org. The semifinals are Thursday evening, March 8, the finals are 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and both events will be livestreamed.

Maryna Bazylevych recently had a research article co-published with Brittany Anderson '16. "I would like to have a surprise...something unplanned," was published in the Lithuanian Ethnology: Studies in Social Anthropology and Ethnology.

Bazylevych recently presented her research paper, "6327, 6329. The Numbers and the People in Ukraine's National Health Reform. New Models of Care," at the Durham University Department of Anthropology Research Seminar Series "Ruination, Conservation and Renewal."


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

For sale: Facilities is accepting bids for a well-maintained 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis. Maroon exterior, 79,756 miles. If interested, contact Facilities Services for a description of this vehicle. Vehicle can be viewed in Farwell parking lot. Email bids by noon Wednesday, Feb. 28, to <facilities>. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Facilities is accepting bids for a well-maintained 2006 Dodge Stratus. Light green exterior, 123,313 miles. If interested, contact Facilities Services for a description of current issues with this vehicle. Vehicle can be viewed in the Farwell parking lot. Email bids by noon Wednesday, Feb. 28, to <facilities>. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Queen-sized FlexSteel sleeper sofa, $100. Dimension: 78 inches long x 32 inches high x 34 inches deep. Light-colored upholstery with thin teal/beige/light blue stripes. In extremely good condition. Pictures available upon request. Contact Laurie, <zarila01>, with inquiries.

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


And finally...

The Chinese New Year officially kicks off Friday, Feb. 16, and the celebration goes through Friday, March 2. This year is the Year of the Dog, the 11th of all Zodiac animals. The Dog is associated with the Earthly Branch, the hours 7-9 p.m. and, in terms of yin and yang, the Dog is yang. Anyone born in an Earth Dog year will be serious, have strong communication skills and be a responsible worker.