Tuesday, Feb. 20

TUESDAY 2/20/2018

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Luther awarded $200,000 Roy J. Carver Charitable Grant

Luther was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to enhance curriculum and provide educational laboratory experiences for students in the new neuroscience major. Luther will purchase technology that addresses neuroscience education on three levels: cellular, organismal and cognitive. Luther faculty involved in the development of the major and the grant proposal are Scott Carlson, professor of biology, Stephanie Fretham, assistant professor of biology, and Kristy Gould, professor of psychology. Jeanie Lovell, director of corporate and foundation relations, coordinated the proposal process.


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.

Next Steps for sophomores

Teams of faculty and staff are working over the course of the 2017-18 academic year on pilot and planning initiatives to cultivate student reflection at Luther College, especially in the sophomore year. More information about the initiatives is available on the Next Steps web page.

Lost and found at Legends

Legends Fitness Center for Life has a table of lost and found items displayed through Friday, Feb. 23. After Feb. 23, all remaining items will be discarded. Contact Alli, <jenial01>, with questions.

The Admissions Office is hiring

The Admissions Office is looking for outgoing and energetic students who love talking about Luther and sharing their experience with prospective students. Please encourage current first-years, sophomores and juniors to join the Student Ambassador Program by directing them to apply online through the admissions application website. Applications are due by noon Monday, Feb. 26.

New at luther.edu

Sidney Larsen '17, shares how majoring in French helped conquer her fear of public speaking, taught her to think on her feet and opened up a world of possibilities.

The 2018 Erdman Prize application is now available

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to apply for the Erdman Prize. Applicants can be any full time Luther student of any major who has started and managed their own business. This scholarship has three awards: one grand prize award of $5,000 and two runner-up awards of $2,500. The application can be found at www.luther.edu/business/department/scholarships/erdman/. Deadline is 3 p.m. Monday, March 12. Contact Teresa, <flinte01> for more information or to get a flyer.

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.

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>.

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. With a description as to why the student(s) are being recommended. 

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 for WILD, 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. 21: Rabbi Allan Morris
Friday, Feb. 23: Amalia Vagts
Monday, Feb. 26: Brad Chamberlain

Home sporting events this week

Thursday, Feb. 22: Women's basketball conference semi-final vs. winner of tonight's game, 7 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Feb. 20: Classroom Video Recording Workshop, 4 p.m., Digital Media Center; Guest Speaker, Odell Bizzell, "Keeping the Dream Alive: Four Ways to Model Dr. King's Dream to Achieve Your Own," 6:30 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Guest Lecture: James Stoutenborough, "Public Trust in Government and Fracking," 5:30 p.m. Olin Room 102; BSU Movie Screening, "I Am Not Your Negro," 6:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room

Thursday, Feb. 22: Digital Media Center Video Production Workshop, 9:45 a.m., Digital Media Center; Benefit Performance: "The Vagina Monologues," 7 p.m., Jewel Theatre; SAC Movie Night: "Thor-Ragnarok," 7:30 p.m., Valders 206

Friday, Feb. 23: Benefit Performance: "The Vagina Monologues," 7 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Faculty Artist Series with Guest: Beth Ray Westlund/Ann Schoenecker, voice, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Saturday, Feb. 24: Benefit Performance: "The Vagina Monologues," 3 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Center Stage Series: Lamajamal, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, Feb. 25: Faculty Artist Series: Igor Kalnin, violin, 4 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

'Keeping the Dream Alive'

Blogger, author, speaker, entrepreneur and internet personality Odell Bizzell will present a lecture on the challenges of growing up and attending college as a minority during a 6:30 p.m. lecture Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the CFL Recital Hall. Bizzell's presentation, titled "Keeping the Dream Alive: Four Ways to Model Dr. King's Dream to Achieve Your Own" includes personal stories, keys to becoming a successful leader and, time pending, a question and answer session.

'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.

SAC Cinema presents 'Thor: Ragnarok' Feb. 22

SAC Cinema's presents "Thor: Ragnarok" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Valders Room 206. 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 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, with remaining tickets sold at the door each night.

Faculty Artist Series: Alumnae collaborate on joint recital

Luther College alumnae Beth Ray Westlund, mezzo soprano, and Ann Elise Schoenecker, soprano, will present a voice recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. Joining Ray will be collaborative pianist Jessica Paul, Luther professor emerita. Schoenecker will collaborate with pianist Mary Ellen Haupert, Viterbo University professor of music.

The all-English program features songs and duets by living American composers, including"So Free am I" by Ben Moore, "The Years" by Lori Laitman, "From the Diary of Virginia Woolf" by Dominick Argento, a duet from John Corigliano's opera "The Ghosts of Versailles," and selections by Judith Cloud, Libby Larsen, and Gwyneth Walker.

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.

Student recitals

Saturday, Feb. 24
Junior Elliot Douma, trombone, and junior Michael Winkler, trumpet, will present a 2 p.m. recital.

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

Saturday, March 3
Senior Samantha Rabang will present a clarinet recital at noon.

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.

'What's to Be Done? Humanizing the Syrian Refugee Crisis'

Since 2011, the arrival of refugees from the Syrian conflict has provoked anti-refugee and pro-refugee movements that either "demonize" or "idealize" them. Ashalul Aden '20 and Pedro dos Santos will present the first Paideia Texts and Issues lecture of the spring semester at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the CFL Recital Hall. In the presentation, "What's to Be Done? Humanizing the Syrian Refugee Crisis," Aden, daughter of two Somali refugees, will detail her experience growing up in a refugee community in America. Working with dos Santos' expertise in gender and politics, Aden's story provides insight into the loss of dignity felt by Syrian refugees. A reception will follow in Qualley Lounge.

Philosophy Club presents

The second annual Daniel H. Andreotti Memorial Debate features students Nazai Dos Santos '19, Rebecka Green '19, Ismail Hamid '19, and Minh Anh Nguyen '20, formally debating the ethical question, "Is a Government's Primary Moral Obligation to Its Own Citizens or the People of the World?" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. The event is moderated by Max Eness '20, and sponsored by the CEPE and Philosophy Department. Reception to follow.

'Accidental Courtesy' documentary and discussion March 1

Luther is hosting the documentary screening of "Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Valders Room 206. Novian Whitsitt will lead a discussion after the screening. "Accidental Courtesy" is a 2016 documentary that follows Daryl Davis, a black musician, as he meets and befriends members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Ethnic Arts Festival March 3

The 2018 Ethnic Arts Festival is 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the CFA. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Meal tickets for finger food available at the event can be purchased at the Ticket Office in the CFL. Ticket prices are $12 for those 14 and older; $6 for anyone between 6-13; and no charge for children under six. There is no charge for the 7 p.m. evening performances in the CFL.

'The Urgency of Now and the Role of White People in Racial Justice Work'

Heather Hackman will give the lecture, "The Urgency of Now and the Role of White People in Racial Justice Work," at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in Valders 206. Hackman's lecture is intended to begin the dialogue about how white people can be agents of change in social justice work. She will offer information, insights, examples and personal stories from 25 years of work and training in social justice on a variety of levels.

'The Urgency of Now: Implementing Racial Justice Work as Campus Staff'

All staff are invited to participate in a workshop with Heather Hackman from 8:30-11 a.m. Monday, March 5, in Mott/Borlaug. Hackman Consulting Group works across the nation with companies and educational institutions on issues such as deep diversity, equity and social justice. Sponsored by the Dean's Office, the Luther College Diversity Center and the Center for Sustainable Communities. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 26, via the form on the event page.

'The Urgency of Now and Racial Justice Pedagogy in Our Classrooms'

Faculty are invited to participate in a workshop with Heather Hackman from 1:30-4 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Mott/Borlaug. Hackman is a published author in social justice education theory and practice. She is in the process of writing a book examining issues of race, racism and whiteness in education. Sponsored by the Dean's Office, the Luther College Diversity Center and the Center for Sustainable Communities. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 26 via the form on the event page. Those who teach until 2:30 p.m., are welcome to sign up and join when able.


Celebrations this week


Feb. 20: Kate Elliott, Matt Hammen, Larry Sikkink
Feb. 22: Paul Frana, Candy Ode
Feb. 24: David Huinker
Feb. 25: Lynn Ingvalson, Helen Olson
Feb. 26: Megan Sherman


To Deborah Norland and family on the passing of her mother, Sylvia Norland, class of 1947, who passed away Feb. 13. A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 11, in Virginia, Minnesota, with a memorial service Saturday, May 19, in Montevideo, Minnesota.

To Arleen Orvis and Steve Kurash on the passing of their mother, Alice Kurash, who passed away Feb. 16.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Calmar Lutheran Church in Calmar, with burial in the church cemetery.

To Steve Busta and family on the death of Steve's mother, Lorraine L. Busta, of Protivin, Iowa. She passed away Feb. 5. Funeral services were at Assumption Parish, Little Turkey, Feb. 8.

Welcome, new employees

Kathleen O'Regan started her position as development officer Feb. 12. Her office is Loyalty Hall 209, telephone 387-1518.


Cindy Leonhart, who has worked for Luther for more than 27 years, has announced her retirement, effective April 6. We congratulate Cindy and thank her for her dedicated service to the college.  

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.

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


Faculty members granted tenure were: John Cord, music; Carly Foster, political science; Andrew Last, music; Gregory Patton, management; Sarah Wilder, communications studies. Cord, Last and Wilder were also promoted to associate professor.

Faculty members promoted include: Andrea Beckendorf, library and information studies; Steve Holland, economics; Amy Weldon, English. 

Andy Hageman recently published "Tricking the Troll: A Conversation with Berit Ellingsen on the Anthropocene and Literature," an extensive conversation he had with Norwegian writer Berit Ellingson on literature and the Anthropocene, in C21 Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings.

Holly Moore presented her paper, "From Ritual to Reason: Purification and Induction in Platonic Dialectic" at the recent meeting of the London Ancient Science Conference at the University of London.


For sale: 36-inch, half-glass painted steel door with frame with right hand opening, just removed from house.

Chamberlain 1/2 HP belt drive garage opener assembled, five years old, in great shape. Includes remote and wall opener. Instructions available.

Engine lift, heavy duty with steel wheels.

White pickup tool box, has two doors with locks in great shape.

Mailbox with white fiberglass support in great shape.

All items are best offer. Contact David, <huinda01>, with offers.

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.


And finally...

"One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings."

-Franklin Thomas, businessperson, philanthropist and former president and CEO of the Ford Foundation