Tuesday, Feb. 27

TUESDAY 2/27/2018

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President's Update

President Carlson released an update Monday with a response to the #NeverAgain movement, information on Luther's work on branding and marketing development and an update on Ricoh. 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 livestream. 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.

2018–19 Center Stage Series subscriptions available Thursday, March 1

Subscriptions for the next Center Stage Series will be available starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 1. The 10-show series features a homecoming for a Luther alumna, some fresh faces and some seasoned veterans from a variety of the performing arts, including dance, world music, gospel, magic, drama, comedy, chamber music... and a ukulele orchestra. The discounted ticket prices for Luther College faculty and staff will remain the same for the 2018–19 season. To find out more, go to tickets.luther.edu. Ticket information about the 2018-19 season will not be online until March 1.

Winter safety reminder

Even though the bulk of the winter season is over, there are still safety concerns with the changing wintry weather. Please take care when driving and using walkways as some spots on roads and sidewalks may be slippery. The fluctuating temperatures make keeping up with slippery areas challenging. As always, if you notice a particularly slippery area, please let Facilities Services, 387-1146, or Campus Safety and Security, 387-1111, know as soon as possible so they can manage those areas.

Missing artwork

Between Feb. 17 and 18, a painting by Luther art major Hannah Tulgren '18, was taken from the Center for the Arts Painting Studio. This artwork is necessary for her Senior Exhibition. Here's an image of the painting. Please contact <tulgha01> with information about the work. 

Sign up today for March wellness screenings

During 2018, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Sign up for the Wednesday, March 14, blood screenings with Gundersen on campus by visiting the informational website for more information. Please contact,  <wellness>, with questions.

Lynda.com pilot spring 2018

Luther is piloting the campus-wide Lynda.com product called LyndaCampus. Visit lynda.luther.edu and sign in with your Norse Key username and password. Per their website, "Learn a new skill online, on your time. 6,401 courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts." For details, visit <Lynda.com Campus-Wide Pilot Spring 2018>.

Sign up to volunteer with the Cafeteria to Community program

Looking for a place to volunteer? Sign up to help package food for the Caf to Community program. From 6:30-8 p.m. Sundays and 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays throughout the academic year, volunteers are needed to package up extra food from the cafeteria and donate to First Lutheran Food Pantry. Volunteering lasts usually for 90 minutes or until food runs out. Email Sarah, <forssa03>, for more information.

Clothing and footwear donations needed

Drop off any gently used professional clothing and/or footwear for males or females, appropriate for job interviews, job shadowing, internships, etc., at the Women and Gender Equality Center (Gjerset House) on High Street from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Place inside the door. The deadline to donate is Monday, March 12.

Dorian Band students on campus March 4-5

The Dorian Band Festival will be held on campus Sunday and Monday, March 4-5. More than 500 students from 90 schools will be on campus rehearsing as members of three different bands and participating in lessons and sectionals. Thank you for welcoming them and helping to make their campus experience unforgettable.

Do you want to be in a READ poster?

In honor of National Library Week April 8-14, email <reading> and tell why libraries are important to you. You can be featured in your very own READ poster that you can keep. Respond by Monday, March 5, for the chance to participate. The posters can feature individuals or small groups. Sponsored by the Library.

AEI Summer Honors Program

Faculty and staff are ask to encourage students to apply for the 2018 American Enterprise Institute Summer Honors Program, for top undergraduate students. Participate in intensive, fully funded public policy seminars with AEI scholars and other experts in Washington, D.C. Four courses offered through the Values & Capitalism initiative include exploring topics of international development, the morality of capitalism, American foreign policy and First Amendment constitutional law—from a distinctly Christian perspective. Application deadline is Monday, March 5. Funding is available through Luther College. Stop by the Career Center for details.

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.

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.


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. 28: Lisa Scott, music: Aurora
Friday, March 2: Vicar Lenny Duncan, music: Cantorei
Monday, March 5: Sukeji Mikaya

Events this week

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture: Ashalul Aden and Pedro dos Santos, "What's to be done? Humanizing the Syrian Refugee Crisis," 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Digital Media Center Audio Production Workshop, 4 p.m., Digital Media Center; Second Daniel H. Andreotti Memorial Student Debate, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Thursday, March 1: Documentary Film and Discussion, "Accidental Courtesy," 7 p.m., Valders Room 206

Friday, March 2: Guest Recital: Hannah Leffler, flute, and Cheyenne Cruz, bass clarinet, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Saturday, March 3: Scholar Recognition Day, all day; Ethnic Arts Festival, Country Fair and Food, 2 p.m., CFA; Ethnic Arts Festival, Flag Procession and Performances, 7 p.m., CFL

Sunday, March 4: Balalaika Performance, 2 p.m., CFA Atrium; Lecture: The Urgency of Now and the Role of White People in Racial Justice Work, 6:30 p.m., Valders 206; Dorian Band Festival Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Monday, March 5: Staff Workshop: The Urgency of Now: Implementing Racial Justice Work as Campus Staff, 8:30 p.m., Mott/Borlaug; Faculty Workshop: "The Urgency of Now and Racial Justice Pedagogy in Our Classrooms," 1:30 p.m., Mott/Borlaug; Dorian Band Festival Grand Concert, 6:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

'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.

Vicar Lenny Duncan on campus March 2-4

During his visit to Luther College March 2-4, Vicar Lenny Duncan will share his story—of being called to ministry after being formerly incarcerated, homeless and unchurched—and raise questions for the community to consider together. Events during his visit include chapel and a film screening Friday, March 2, and chapel Sunday, March 4.

WoodWired to perform March 2

A new electroacoustic duo that uses live looping software and electronics, and features flute and bass clarinet, WoodWired will rock the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2. All of the music WoodWired performs is arranged or written by the group. The Luther performance features original pieces plus the piece "Libertango" by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by WoodWired.

Student recitals 

Saturday, March 3

Senior Samantha Rabang will present a clarinet recital at noon. Junior Brenna Sherman will present a flute recital at 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 11

Junior Hailey Mork will present a vocal recital at 7 p.m.

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.

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.

Balalaika Ensemble performs March 4

The Luther Balalaika Ensemble will give a 2 p.m. concert Sunday, March 4, in the CFA atrium. The family-friendly concert features Ami Hall as special guest vocalist. A 1996 Luther graduate, Hall is a performing artist and educator from Littleton, Colorado.

'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 Wednesday, Feb. 28, 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 Wednesday, Feb. 28, via the form on the event page. Those who teach until 2:30 p.m., are welcome to sign up and join when able.

Matthew Boger Distinguished Lecture March 6

As a 14-year-old boy, Matthew Boger was beaten to a near-unrecognizable state and left for dead by a group of teenage Nazi-punks. More than two decades later Boger found himself working with one of the people who attacked him. He will tell his story of hate, hope and forgiveness at Luther in a 2018 Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the CFL Main Hall. The event, open to the public with no charge for admission, also includes a screening of the film "Facing Fear."

'Making Change'

"Making Change," a collection of works responding to issues of hatred and violence, will be on display in the CFL Gallery March 6 through April 6. David Kamm created all of the works in the exhibit. "Making Change" consists of graphite drawings and mixed media pieces created in response to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The show also includes several collages created from fragments of the "White Man's Bible," a publication by a white supremacist group in Montana.

Luzum to speak at Emeriti Colloquium

Modern Money Theory explains that dollar savings of the private sector and the foreign sector are equal to government deficits. Despite the pervasive thought that governments should run a budget like a household where surpluses equal success, Modern Money Theory attempts to show why that isn't the case. Lyle Luzum, Luther College class of 1970, will explain Modern Money Theory at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the Mott Room as part of the Luther Emeriti Colloquium series. Luzum's presentation, titled "What Money Actually Is and How It Works: Through the Lens of Modern Money Theory" includes the misconceptions of how money works in the "real world" and why governments aren't able to operate on the theory of "saving for a rainy day" when households are also saving for the future.

Daryl Davis presents Distinguished Lecture March 8

Daryl Davis, black musician, author, actor and activist, has spent the past 20 years meeting and befriending hundreds of Ku Klux Klan members who have since broken ties with the Klan. With his story promoting hope, friendship and conversation, Davis will give a Luther College Humanitites Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the CFL Main Hall. Davis, author of "Klan-Destine Relationships" and focus of the documentary "Accidental Courtesy," continues to search for an answer to the question he poses in the documentary, "How can you hate me if you don't even know me?"

Music audition day March 9

The Luther Music Department will host a Music Audition Day Friday, March 9. The deadline to register for the event is Sunday, March 4. Register at https://tinyurl.com/Luthermusicaudition. This visit event is an opportunity for students who have applied to Luther to audition for a music scholarship.

BTQ Talent Show March 16

Beta Theta Omega presents a Black Panther Themed Talent Show at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Marty's. This is an annual event that aims to raise money for a good cause, with this year's proceeds going to the Luther Diversity Center Book Fund and Machecheta pre-school, Malawi. Tickets are on sale March 10-16 for $3 and are $5 at the door. For more information email <btq>.


Celebrations this week


Feb. 27: Igor Kalnin, Teri Miller
Feb. 28: Jodi Enos-Berlage, Jon Lund
March 1: Geri Tlusty
March 2: John Strauss, Jessica Tanski
March 4: Nan Hibbs
March 5: Lane Schwarz, Derek Hartl, Michael Elliott


March 4: Caleb Barnes, five years

Position opening

Executive director of Information Technology Services: Executive director will provide college-wide leadership and management for academic and administrative computing. General responsibilities include strategic planning and computing services; formulating and implementing policy for selecting and integrating effective information technologies and services for the college; budget planning and management; managing IT risk; overseeing operations of ITS; and serving as facilitator and liaison between ITS and various college constituencies. Reporting to the vice president for Finance and Administration, the executive director of ITS provides college-wide leadership and management for academic and administrative computing. Review of candidate files will begin March 30, with a target starting date of June 1. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results from a background check and verification of professional credentials.

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


Destiny Crider recently published a book chapter titled Complementary Approaches for Understanding Mazapan Pottery in the edited volume "Innovative Approaches and Explorations in Ceramic Studies," published by Archaeopress Archaeology in 2017.


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

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> or 380-3939, with offers.


And finally...

In honor of National Read Across America Day Friday, March 2, which is also Dr. Seuss' birthday, we have:

Five lessons in life from Dr. Seuss

  1. Today you are You, that is truer than True. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.
  2. Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
  3. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
  4. Be who you are and say what you feel, because in the end those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
  5. Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.