Tuesday, March 6

TUESDAY 3/6/2018

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Armed intruder training March 13

Members of the Luther community are invited to attend an armed intruder training Tuesday, March 13, in Olin 102. Sessions are 4-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. The training will focus on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Run, Hide, Fight model. Bob Harri, Luther director of safety and security, and Kris Franzen, assistant dean for student life, will lead the training.

2018–19 Center Stage Series subscriptions now available

Subscriptions for the next Center Stage Series are now available. 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.

Faculty and staff appreciation day in the Caf

Celebrate faculty and staff appreciation day Wednesday, March 14. Show a faculty/staff Luther ID and get 50 percent off lunch in the cafeteria. Do you occasionally or frequently dine in the cafeteria? A faculty/staff meal plan offers the flexibility of dining any day in the Cafeteria with a swipe of a faculty/staff ID. Get 20 meals at only $6.10 each. To learn more go to www.luther.edu/dining/facultystaff/.

Open Forum for faculty and staff

The Shared Governance Task Force has been charged with identifying the strengths and weaknesses of Luther's current governance structure and proposing any necessary reforms. For the past few months, the group has been meeting with the committees involved in shared governance and now would like to meet with the broader faculty and staff. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of the following three open forums, all of which will be held in Valders 262: 9:40-10:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 13; 9:40-10:50 a.m. Thursday, March 15; and 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, March 15. There will also be an additional opportunity for faculty to discuss shared governance at the AAUP chapter meeting at 4 p.m. Friday in Preus Library Hovde Room.

Weight Watchers group on campus

Wellness is exploring the level of interest in bringing a Weight Watchers group to campus. If there was enough interest (15+ people), the group would consist of 13 meetings starting in April on campus. The cost of the program would be $156, and Wellness would reimburse $36 to each participant who completes the program. If you have questions or are interested in participating, email <wellness> by Friday, March 16.

Employee Wellness spring second session fitness class registration

Sign up for the second six-week session spring classes of wellness subsidized employee Fitness Classes. 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 any questions. 

Image Management Agreement with Ricoh

In an effort to seek college-wide cost savings and improve efficiencies, Luther is collaborating with Ricoh to change the way that we provide and maintain printers and copiers. We are moving to an 'Image Management Agreement.' This means Ricoh will manage, assign and service all print devices across campus, and Luther will continue to pay Ricoh on a per-click basis. For more information, see Image Management Agreement with Ricoh.

Sign up for a CSA rebate

Luther College faculty and staff are eligible for a 50 percent reimbursement (up to $100) on Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. Check out participating farms and sign up today to participate in the Luther CSA Reimbursement Program. The reimbursement will be handled through payroll this year. This program is co-sponsored by the Health Care Fund, Wellness Program and Center for Sustainable Communities.

New on luther.edu

Ross Larson '02, a psychology and French double major, shares how his love of languages extended into a love of computer-programming languages and a career in software development.

Book Shop news

Grad Finale
Grad Finale is 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, March 13-14, in the Union. All 2018 grads need to stop by to pick-up their cap and gowns and can also receive $25 off diploma frames, pick up commencement tickets, purchase a class ring, review and update their diploma, learn more about senior giving, pre-order a commencement DVD, and receive a cookie when stopping by the Career Center table. Those who vote for an outstanding senior will receive a key chain plus a chance to win a $25 gift card. Help celebrate the class of 2018. Congratulations Norse!

Book spotlight
Congratulate Amy Weldon, associate professor of English, on her new book, "The Hands-On Life." The book is in stock and ready for purchase in the Book Shop.

Books in stock
The Book Shop is ready for future lectures and book signings. There are books available by authors that are coming to campus in the near future:

  • "Freaks and Revelations," is a book based on March 6 lecturer Matt Boger.
  • "The General's Son" and "Injustice" are in for the Miko Peled lecture and book signing Sunday, April 22.
  • "Lights Out" is in for the Ted Koppel lecture, Tuesday, May 1.

Alumnus book spotlight
Congratulate Mark Tiedemann '80, on his new book, "The Belle of Nagasaki." The book is available for purchase in the Book Shop.

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.

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. 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 Caf 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 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.

AEI Summer Honors Program

Faculty and staff are asked 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.


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, March 7: Matthew Boger, Distinguished Lecturer
Friday, March 9: Daryl Davis, Distinguished Lecturer
Monday, March 12: Liz Rog, community sing

Events this week

Tuesday, March 6: Distinguished Lecture, Matthew Boger, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, March 7: Gallery Show Opens, "Making Change," David Kamm, mixed media, CFL
Thursday, March 8: Emeriti Colloquium, Lyle Luzum, "Modern Money Theory-How Fiat Currency Systems Actually Work in the Real World," 3 p.m., Mott Room; Distinguished Lecture, Daryl Davis, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Friday, March 9: Music Audition Day, all day; SAC Cinema Movie Night, "Coco," 7:30 p.m. Valders 206
Saturday, March 10: SAC Entertainment, ESCAPE ROOM, 4 p.m., Mott-Borlaug; Faculty Artist Series, Philip Borter, cello, 4 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Sunday, March 11: Guest Recital, Paul Tegels, organ, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

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' exhibit by David Kamm

"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.

Conversation on local power March 8

Hearing the buzz about local electric power? The Center for Sustainable Communities is hosting coffee and conversation on what local power might mean for Luther and the greater Decorah Community at 9:40-10:40 a.m. Thursday, March 8 in the Nobel Room. Coffee and snack provided. Contact <jensjo01>, for more information. 

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, '70, 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."

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, as a result of their conversations, 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.

SAC presents 'Coco' March 9

SAC Cinema presents Disney/Pixar's Coco at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in Valders 206. "Coco" is about Miguel, an aspiring musician who learns of his family's ban on music. Miguel goes to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, who was a singer, and try to end the ban. Tickets are $5, and it includes free popcorn while supplies last. The event is also co-sponsored by Dance Marathon, the Diversity Center, the Spanish department and Hola-Enlaces.

Student recitals

Friday, March 9
Junior Tyler Puettmann will present a vocal recital at 7 p.m. Seniors Marie Sauze and Aidan Spencer will present a voice recital at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 11
Juniors Mayalyn Cott and James Sinclair will perform a vocal recital at 2 p.m. 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.

Challenge yourself in the ESCAPE ROOMS March 10

Want to save the world or challenge your magical abilities? Sign up to participate in the 30-minute ESCAPE ROOMS "Extinction Level" or "School of Wizardry" in the Mott and Borlaug rooms from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Teams of 10-12 people are needed. Sign up for a time and escape room on the bulletin board outside the SAC Office to join in the fun. Cost is $5 per person.

Borter and Kominami to give faculty recital March 10

Philip Borter will give a faculty recital with collaborative pianist Miko Kominami at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Noble Recital Hall. Displaying the folk music of Eastern Europe, Borter selected Bela Bartok's "Romanian Folk Dances for Cello and Piano." Also scored for cello and piano, Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, reveals the imagination of the Romantic composer Robert Schumann. Borter will also perform Rachmaninoff's Sonata in G minor for Cello & Piano, Op. 19, the Russian Romantic composer's last chamber work, which equally showcases the cellist and pianist.

SPIN Theatre 1,440-minute musical March 10

SPIN Theatre will perform their annual 1,440-minute musical at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in Luther's Jewel Theatre. The family-friendly musical is open to the public, and tickets are $5, available at the door. Options for this year's musical are "Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical," "Grease," "Seussical," "Elf: the Musical," "Camp Rock" and "Oklahoma!"

Annual Benefactors Organ Recital March 11

The Luther Annual Benefactors Organ Recital, set for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the CFL, features Netherlands native Paul Tegels. The program includes Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 by Bach, Sonata VI by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, "Preludio pro organo pleno" by Johann Kittel and "Finale" from Sonata I by Alexandre Guilmant.

French Film Series 'Inch'Allah dimanche' March 11

This semester, the French Films Series highlights interactions among people of different classes and ethnic groups. "Inch'Allah dimanche" will be shown at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in Hovde Lounge in Preus Library. The movie tells the story of Zouina, an Algerian woman arriving to join her husband in France, after a separation of 10 years. A strange culture, family difficulties and racist neighbors challenge her. This prize-winning film is in French and Arabic with English subtitles.

NQFL March 13

The next Not Quite Free Lunch is 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 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.

Craig Monson to give Sihler Lecture March 14

Considered both a stumbling block on the way to perfection and a dangerous enchantment to male listeners, singing was discouraged for Italian nuns of the 16th and 17th centuries. Craig Monson, professor emeritus of music at Washington University in St. Louis, will explore how Italian nuns worked the restrictive limitations of the church to their advantage in "Finding their Voice: Music and Architecture in the Convents of Italy." Serving as Luther College's Sihler Memorial Lecture, "Finding their Voice," is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the CFL Recital Hall. The presentation will include a performance by Luther College's student-led choir, Jubilus.

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 in Malawi. Tickets are on sale March 10-16 for $3 and are $5 at the door. For more information email <btq>.

Hanson and Urkijo to present Faculty Artist Series performance

Performing works by Claude Debussy, Henri Duparc, Richard Strauss, Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber, Luther's Carla Thelen Hanson and her collaborator Ainhoa Urkijo will present a recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18, in the Noble Recital Hall. Joining Hanson and Urkijo are Luther music faculty Philip Borter on cello, Rachel Brandwein on harp, Igor Kalnin on violin, Spencer Martin on violin, Rebecca Boehm Shaffer on French horn, and Virginia Strauss on violin.

Final Paideia Texts and Issues lecture March 20

David Kamm and Lise Kildegaard will discuss strangeness and art in the final Paideia Texts and Issues lecture of the 2017-18 series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the CFL Recital Hall. A reception will follow in Qualley Lounge. Kamm and Kildegaard will discuss how works of art can help to confront and address challenges of violence, hatred and racism. Kamm created a series of pieces, using re-purposed materials such as hate literature and bullet shells, that encompass the tragedy and horror that seems to be a constant in daily news, while leaving room for beauty. As an interactive event, Kamm and Kildegaard will explore how art can further the progress of change.


Celebrations this week


March 6: Paul Mattson
March 7: Dean Vesperman
March 10: Char Kunkel, Justin Sprung
March 11: Derek Sweet
March 12: Alla Sazonova, Marcia Gullickson, Judy Riha

Thank you

To whoever returned the painting by Luther art major Hannah Tulgren '18. The piece was necessary for her Senior Exhibition.

Arleen Orvis and Steve Kurash extend a sincere thank you for the many expressions of sympathy and understanding provided following the death of their mother, Alice Kurash.

For the nice words and thoughts on the passing of my mom, Lorriane. -Steve Busta

Welcome, new hires

Dorian Keller started his position as assistant football coach-offensive coach/staff instructor in HPE Feb. 26. His office is Regents Center 11E, telephone 387-2160.

Joshuwa Kuhn started his position as a custodial staff member Feb. 22. His office is the custodial office in Facilities Services, telephone 387-1145.

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.


Join Amy Weldon for a reading to celebrate the launch of her first book, "The Hands-On Life: How to Wake Yourself Up and Save The World," at Dragonfly Books in downtown Decorah at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12. Rachel Faldet, Amy's longtime writing partner, will kick off the event with an introduction, and a reception and book signing will follow.

A paper by Beth Lynch and Anna Burke Weckwerth '14, "Herbaceous vascular flora of forested seep wetlands in Winneshiek County, Iowa" appears in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science. These small wetlands are common in the area around Decorah and provide habitat for a large number of plant species not found in other areas, including skunk cabbage, turtle head and orchids.

"North Country Tales," a collection of essays about life in the North Country of the upper Midwest by Jerry Johnson, former Luther director of public information, is now in publication. The new book is available at the Book Shop, as well as at Dragonfly Books and other independent books stores listed at website indiebound.org, and through amazon.com. "North Country Tales," a compilation of 42 essays, short stories and poems, is the latest of five collections of short pieces of fiction and creative non-fiction by Johnson.


Wanted: Two-bedroom apartment/house for rent in Decorah. Current lease up at end of May, but flexible with moving date, either earlier or later. Family with no smoking or pets. Please contact Philip, <bortph01>, with any options or leads.

For sale: Bare-bones desktop computer: ATX box, Antec HE550 power supply, ASUS P5N-D MB, 6 GB RAM, Intel dual-core E5300 CPU, ASUS Radeon HD 4350 graphics, DVD R/W. $30. Supports SATA and ATA drives. No hard drive, keyboard, display or mouse. Stable and quiet. Was running Windows 10. Contact Eric, <baacer01>, for inquiries.

For sale: One tabletop desktop hard drive. $30. New Western Digital SATA hard drive. Does not include cables or mounting hardware. Contact Eric, <baacer01>, for inquiries. 

For sale: Sofa sleeper in good condition. $50. Upholstery is brown/dark blue tweed look. Contact Mona, 380-2681 or email <nelsonra>, with inquiries.


And finally...

In honor of Hope over Hate week on campus this week:

"No matter what, we also have the power to choose hope over despair, engagement over apathy, kindness over indifference, love over hate." -Cory Booker