Tuesday, April 3

TUESDAY 4/3/2018

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Summer 2018 faculty computer refresh—math, science and HPE

Faculty in the following departments are scheduled to receive refreshed computers this summer as part of the four-year cycle: biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies, health and physical education, mathematics and physics. Information Technology Services will host information sessions on the summer 2018 faculty computer roll in Valders 262 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 24; 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 25; and 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 26. Faculty members in the above-mentioned departments are encouraged to attend one of the three sessions. Details on the events website. Each faculty member must submit their request for a new computer by Friday, May 4. 

Summer 2018 faculty computer refresh—humanities and fine arts

Windows faculty in the following departments are scheduled to receive refreshed computers this summer: classics, English, modern languages, literatures and linguistics, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts. Mac faculty in these departments will be refreshed in summer 2020. Information Technology Services will host an information session on the summer 2018 faculty computer roll out in Main 214 at 3 p.m. Monday, April 30. Windows faculty members in the above-mentioned departments are encouraged to attend this session. Details on the events website. Each faculty member must submit their request for a new computer by Friday, May 4.

Community garden plots available

Try your hand at gardening this season. Whether you are a master gardener or beginner, all students, staff and faculty are welcome to rent a plot in the community garden. Full plots are 20 feet by 20 feet and are $30. Half plots are 10 feet by 20 feet and are $20. Student plots are 10 feet by 10 feet and are $10. Payment is due by Tuesday, May 1. Send payment to Sarah Forsythe, Valders 372b. Checks should be made out to Luther Community Garden. Contact Sarah Forsythe, <forssa03>, with questions. Spots are limited so sign up soon.

CSA Reimbursement Program open

Luther College 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 is handled through Payroll this year. This program is co-sponsored by the Health Care Fund, Wellness Program and Center for Sustainable Communities.

HR offering Financial Fitness Challenge

HR is offering the Financial Fitness Challenge! It runs April 3 through June 3 and is an event-driven wellness program that provides interactive, effective, unbiased online instruction in personal finance and investing fundamentals. Watch for an email from "Financial Fitness Group." The email subject is "ABCs of the Iowa Financial Fitness CHALLENGE at Luther College." This is free to employees, spouses and adult children.

HR update: April is National Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month. Get ready with TIAA's live webinars. Reserve your spot today by scheduling online at TIAA.org/webinars. Topics include:

  • Special topic: Social Security strategies for married couples, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10.
  • Special topic: All about IRAs, 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.
  • Tomorrow in focus: Saving for your ideal retirement, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11.
  • Halfway there: A retirement checkpoint, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.
  • Special topic: Quarterly economic and market update, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 12.
  • Inside money: Managing income and debt, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12.

More information is available on the HR website.

Allergy issues? Use Teledoc

Why wait for allergy relief? Get the treatment needed in minutes with Teladoc. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 50 million people are affected by seasonal allergies each year. Instead of waiting hours or days to get treatment for symptoms, use the Teladoc® membership to talk to a doctor in minutes. Teladoc gives 24/7 access to a doctor by web, phone or app. All Teladoc doctors are board-certified, state-licensed and can treat seasonal allergies. They can even send a prescription to a local pharmacy, when medically necessary.

'Journeys and Hospitalities' theme for 2018-19 Texts and Issues Lecture Series

The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther community to propose presentations on the theme "Journeys and Hospitalities" for the 2018-19 Texts and Issues Lecture Series. Participants are encouraged to address the theme from the perspective of a wide variety of texts drawn from the arts, sciences and humanities. If interested in participating in the series, please go online and submit a tentative title and a brief 250-word proposal by Friday, April 13.

Paideia summer reading announced

The Paideia 111-112 planning committee is pleased to announce "The Odyssey," translated by Emily Wilson, as the 2018 summer reading. Wilson's new book—the first English translation of "The Odyssey" by a woman—has given us a reason to return to a favorite text. The main theme of "The Odyssey" is a homecoming theme: Odysseus and the other Greek heroes of the Trojan War are returning to homes that are very different from the ones they left. Their story includes many incredible adventures, while also prompting us to think about journeys and how we welcome the stranger at our door.

Book Shop's 80th birthday party

Stop in to the Book Shop Friday, April 6, and party with the Book Shop crew. The Book Shop is celebrating 80 years of serving Luther College and the community. Enjoy cake and great in-store promos.

Workshop: Managing your woodland

A workshop for landowners interested in managing woodlands and savannas in the driftless region is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 14. The cost is $10. This is a cooperative workshop with classroom and field visits, hosted by Luther College, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Register at Luther's CSC or email Molly McNicoll, <mcnimo01>, for more information.

Summer hours and 2018-19 holiday schedule

Summer hours begin Monday, May 28. For more information about summer hours, plus the holiday schedule for summer 2018 and the 2018-19 academic year, visit the Human Resources website.

Developing social justice pedagogy workshops April 5

Barbara J. Love, professor emerita of social justice education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is presenting a faculty workshop on developing Social Justice Pedagogy 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, in Loyalty Hall Conference Room 100, with refreshments at 8:30 a.m. Love is also available to meet in 40-minute blocks from 1:30-5:15 p.m. in King with individual faculty or departments. Registration for these consultations is limited to one but that one registrant can represent a group. If registering for a group, email <wilkerje>, with details. Register for the morning workshop or an afternoon consultation here. 

Staff day moved to October

The date for this year's Staff Day, normally held the first week of June, has changed due to scheduling conflicts. Please reserve Friday, Oct. 12, for Staff Day.

Workshops planned to teach eportfolios

In collaboration with ITS, the eportfolio pilot committee will be hosting a one-hour workshop, "Introduction to using Google Sites for Creating Eportfolios," for any faculty or staff member interested in learning more about how to use Google Sites and its capabilities for eportfolios. The workshop with be offered at two times: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 19, and 2:45-3:45 p.m. Friday, April 20, both in Hovde Lounge. To register, click here.

Sign up today for April 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 Tuesday, April 10, blood screenings with Winneshiek Medical here on campus by visiting the website for more information. Contact,  <wellness>, with questions.

Lecture and Fine Arts Committee accepting applications for 2018-19 year

The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee is reminding everyone interested in bringing in speakers, artists and lecturers onto campus for the 2018-19 academic year or anyone seeking funds from the committee of important upcoming dates. The committee's review cycle begins in April. The first window for applications runs April 15-30. After April 30, the committee will review all submitted applications and allocate funds to the most qualified applications by May 15. Applications received April 30-Sept. 1 will be reviewed in early September, and applications received in September will be reviewed in early October. The committee will respond to applicants within three weeks of the respective deadline. All applications are welcome to apply for funding for campus events, in amounts up to $1,500 per event. Applications with substantiated significant campus impact may request more than $1,500. All faculty and administrative staff members may submit proposals to the LFA Committee to request funds for specific events. In general, LFA will not provide ongoing annual or biennial funding. Proposals must be submitted through the LFA webpage.

LFA holding programming meeting April 19

The Lectures and Fine Arts committee is hosting a get-together to share programming ideas for the upcoming year from 9:40-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 19 in Nansen Room. Beverages and snacks will be served. The LFA committee meets to help facilitate successful programming and promote collaborations, linked events and shared publicity wherever possible (per faculty handbook). Please RSVP to Dean Vesperman, <vespde01>.


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, April 4: Mike Blair
Friday, April 6: Oludamini Ogunnaike
Monday, April 9: Iju Regmi, Interfaith Storytelling

Home sporting events

Saturday, April 7: Men's tennis vs. Dubuque, 10 a.m., and Carleton, 2 p.m.; men's and women's track and field hosts Norse Relays, noon; softball vs. Coe, 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, April 3: Gallery show opens, Chris Kienke, paintings, Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, CFA
Thursday, April 5: Developing Social Justice Pedagogy Workshop, 9 a.m., Loyalty Hall, Conference Room 100; Spring Bike Retrieval, 3 p.m., Ashmore-Jewell Barn; Guest Lecture, Oludamini Ogunnaike, "Women in Sufism/Sufi Women," 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Friday, April 6: Preview Day, all day; Spring Bike Retrieval, 3 p.m., Ashmore-Jewell Barn; Center Stage Series: The Mountaintop, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Gallery Closing, "Making Change," David Kamm, mixed media, CFL; Gallery Closing, "Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.," photography, Preus Library
Saturday, April 7: Faculty Research Symposium, 9 a.m., Valders; Dance and Theatre Senior Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Storre Theater
Sunday, April 8: Dance and Theatre Senior Showcase, 1:30 p.m., Storre Theater

'You Promised Me Poems' opens April 3

Internationally renowned artist Chris Kienke's exhibit "You Promised Me Poems," will be on display Tuesday, April 3, through Friday, April 27, in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the CFA. There will be an artist's talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the CFA, Room 203, and a reception at 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Kirstin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery. These events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

NAA lunch April 4

Luther's Norse Athletic Association invites the Decorah Community to Pulpit Rock Brewery at noon Wednesday, April 4, for the NAA Spring Sports Luncheon. The luncheon, held in the banquet room at Pulpit Rock Brewery, costs $5 per person. All spring sports coaches will speak on their seasons to date. RSVP to, <schoru01>.

'The Role of Women in African Sufism' April 5

Oludamini Ogunnaike will discuss women in Sufism during his lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the CFL Recital Hall. The lecture, "The Role of Women in African Sufism," is open to the public with no charge for admission. He will also speak in chapel at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 6. This talk will examine the concept of gender in the discipline of Sufism, the most popular and influential tradition of Islamic mysticism.

Preview Day is April 6

Luther Admissions is hosting a Preview Day Friday, April 6, to give prospective students an introduction to Luther. The day includes a campus tour, an academic department visit, a student activities and services fair, a campus tour, a complimentary lunch in the cafeteria, a financial aid session, a current student Q&A session and a trolley tour of Decorah.

Register for Women, Faith, and Finance seminar

Luther is hosting the 14th annual Women, Faith, and Finance seminar at the Hotel Winneshiek Friday, April 6. Women of all ages are invited to learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving. Cost is $30. Bring a friend and each save $5. First 75-paid registrants receive their choice between two resource books. To register, go to www.luther.edu/wff. Email <lovellje> for more information.

CSS: 'The Mountaintop' April 6

Center Stage Series and L.A. Theatre Works present "The Mountaintop" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the CFL Main Hall. Almost exactly 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated outside his motel room, L.A. Theatre Works brings its radio-style theatre to Decorah to imagine what may have transpired in that room the night before the assassination. Some mature language is used during the performance. Tickets available at the ticket office or tickets.luther.edu.

Faculty Research Symposium April 7

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the fifth annual Luther Faculty Research Symposium, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7. The day begins with welcome, introductions,and coffee in Valders Concourse, with presentations continuing in concurrent sessions in Valders 206 and Valders 262. This year's program is visible at http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/faculty/faculty-research-symposium.

LCDM is April 7

Luther College Dance Marathon will host its fifth annual Big Event 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday April 7, in the Regents Center. Community hours, 2-5 p.m., include games, bouncy houses, face painting and a silent auction. Community hours are open to the public with no charge for admission. Free will donations will be accepted during this time.

Student recitals

Saturday, April 7
Juniors Catelyn Janda and Jarret Quale will give a viola recital at 2 p.m. Junior Christopher Lange-Pearson will give a trombone recital at 4 p.m. Senior Jason Sczypiorski will give a euphonium recital at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 8
Seniors Michelle Brown and Alex Carpenter will give an oboe and horn recital at noon. Juniors Oliver Leafblad and Kate Sorenson will give a voice and trumpet recital at 2 p.m. Juniors John Kuntz and Caleb Linville will perform a piano recital at 4 p.m. Senior Chun Li will give a voice 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.

'UnNatural History' runs April 10-May 27

"UnNatural History," a series of large-scale photographs depicting the ways humans objectify nature, will be on display in the CFL Gallery April 10-May 27. The artist, Diane Fox, photographs dioramas in Natural History Museums. Using reflection and including items within the diorama meant to be unseen, Fox explores the disconnect within the human/animal relationship.

Alumna Robinson to present Don Kemp Memorial lecture April 10

Luther alumna Nora Robinson, '08, will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Don Kemp Memorial lecture at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Baker Commons. The lecture, which honors the life of Luther social work faculty member Don Kemp, is open to the public with no charge for admission. Kemp served as the director of the social work program at Luther from 1978-97.

Concert Band homecoming concert April 10

The Luther Concert Band, under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, will perform their homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the CFL Main Hall. The concert is the culmination of the Concert Band's 2018 Midwest Tour. The program features a range of both traditional and contemporary band literature, including "Centennial Celebration Fanfare" by John Carnahan, "Lullaby for Noah" by Joseph Turrin, "Gumsuckers March" by Percy Grainger, "Dance Movements" by Philip Sparke, "Danzon No. 2" by Arturo Marquez, "Starsplitter" by Philip Rothman and "Two-Lane Blacktop" by James David.

Brass ensembles take the stage April 11

Luther's brass ensembles will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert includes several stylistic forms, including jazz improvisation. Luther's brass ensembles include the Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone Choir, Tuba Euphonium Ensemble and the Horn Ensemble. These ensembles are directed by Luther faculty Rebecca Boehm Shaffer, John Cord and Michael Smith.

'Those Who Can Do Teach' open April 12-May 27

"Those Who Can Do Teach," a series of mixed-media works by Luther College recent alumni art educators, will be on display in the Preus Library April 12 through May 27. The artists involved include Micayla Irmiter, '14; Jenna Darsee, Jenny Bonnell and Katie Mathis, '15; Lars Johnson and Robin Schone Hengesteg, '16; and Maxwell Green, '17.

Emeriti Colloquium April 12

The Luther Emeriti Colloquium meets at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Mott Room of the Union for a presentation by Luther College Professor and Library Archivist Emeritus Duane Fenstermann titled "Huffman/Cameron Bibliographic Journey to the Frontier." The presentation is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Buried Above Ground' screening April 12

The "Buried Above Ground" documentary screening and discussion is 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Olin 102. The film features three powerful PTSD survivors' stories of trauma, survival and recovery. It is sponsored by Active Minds, Counseling Service, Social Work Department and Helping Services for Youth and Families. This is open to the community with no charge for admission. Popcorn and snacks will be provided courtesy of Student Senate, Active Minds and Luther Student Nurses Association.

Peled to speak April 13

Miko Peled, son of a famous Israeli general and the author of two books, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the CRH. After losing a niece to a Palestinian suicide bomber, Peled joined a group of bereaved families from both sides of the conflict and became a critic of Israeli politics and an activist for Palestinian human rights. His talk is sponsored by the CEPE and the Coalition for Civil Freedoms, and is free and open to the public. For information, contact <cepe>.

'Bring the Sing' April 14

With a goal of forging community connections through song, members of the community are invited to take part in Classical Minnesota Public Radio's "Bring the Sing" series which will come to Luther from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the CFL. "Bring the Sing" is an open choral event for voices of all abilities junior high age and above.

Ted Koppel to give Roslien lecture May 1

Longtime anchor of ABC News' Nightline, Ted Koppel, will give Luther College's 2018 Roslien Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the CFL Main Hall. The lecture, "Science and Policy: Communication in the Twenty-First-Century World of Fake News," is open to the public with no charge for admission. A question and answer session will follow the lecture.


Celebrations this week

April 3: Deanna Casterton, Erin Flater, Andrew Torgerud
April 5: Linda Martin, Jon Jensen, Melissa Mefford, Amber Suckow, Joseph Scardina, Viset Hovden
April 7: Mark Franzen, Erin Zidlicky, Kimberly Kuennen
April 8: Rebecca Wesley, Michelle Boike

April 4: Mick Layden, five years

Thank you

For the kindness expressed through memorials, cards, thoughts and words after the passing of my mother, Sylvia H. (Schey) Norland. Mother was a loving, elegant, talented, thoughtful, wise and loyal Luther College graduate of 1947. Soli Deo Gloria—Deborah Norland

Position opening

Full-time custodial staff position: General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s). Hours will generally be Monday through Friday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.

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


Jill Wilson presented two research projects at the National Association for Music Education Research Conference in Atlanta, Georgia: "A Comparison of Student and Educator Perceptions of Professional Teaching Dispositions" with Natalie Steele Royston, Iowa State University, and "A Comparison of Music Faculty and Music Education Faculty Beliefs Regarding Music Curricula for Preservice Teachers" with Emily McGinnis, University of Missouri—Kansas City.


Wanted: Someone to do some window washing and some light house cleaning. Contact Deborah, <norlandd>, with inquiries.

For rent: House available Aug. 2018-May 2019 (flexible). $1,200/month. Fully furnished, charming mid-century. Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home with finished basement suite in the heart of Decorah. Central air, laundry, two-car garage. One-minute walk to the bike path and river, backyard view of the Palisades bluffs and walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. Great neighborhood, near high school and John Cline elementary. Contact Holly, <moorho01> or 387-7177.

For rent: Two or three-bedroom house located on Pleasant Hill Rd. $875/month. Garage. Lawn and snow care by landlord. Available June 1. No pets. No smoking. Email [email protected], for an application.

Lost and found: A doctoral tam was found and turned into the Registrar's Office. Come to Main 123 to claim.

Lost: Glass necklace pendant. Green/gray/white with black border in oval shape. Contact Kristin, <bjerkr01>, if found.


And finally...

Wednesday, April 4, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. King was in Memphis, Tennessee, April 3, supporting a sanitation workers strike. That evening, he gave a speech that seemed to foreshadow his death, titled "I've Been to the Mountaintop." Shortly after 6 p.m. on April 4, King was standing on the balcony of his motel room when he was struck in the next by a sniper bullet. He was pronounced dead an hour later. King was just 39. 

"I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord." -Martin Luther King, Jr.