Tuesday, April 10

TUESDAY 4/10/2018

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Not Quite Free Lunch April 10

The next Not Quite Free Lunch is 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Nansen, 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. This month's menu includes a potato bar, salad and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Fleet reminder

As a reminder, please return fleet vehicles to their designated parking area at the time committed to in the reservation. All vehicles should have a full tank of gas and trash removed, etc. Departments may be charged additional fees for failure to adhere to the posted guidelines. Many times vehicles may have more than one user per day. Following the guidelines allows a better experience for all.

HR update

Nearing retirement age and want to retire? Wondering what benefits are available? Come to Mott, from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 for a general information presentation. There will be time for questions about health and life insurance benefits for employees and spouses.

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 are 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 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." There is no cost for employees, spouses or adult children to use this service.

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.

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.


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 11: Nora Robinson, Collegiate Chorale
Friday, April 13: Faye Lee, Interfaith Storytelling, Cantorei
Monday, April 16: Christen Foster, Senior Chapel

Home sporting events

Please check the online schedule for the most up-to-date information. With the changing weather, sometimes game times or dates are changed fairly "last-minute."

Tuesday, April 10: Baseball vs. Central, 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 12: Softball vs. Loras, 2 p.m.
Friday, April 13: Women's tennis vs. Winona State University, 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 14: Men's tennis vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 9 a.m., vs. Loras, 12 p.m., and vs. Buena Vista, 3 p.m.; Softball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 15: Softball vs. Coe, 12 p.m.; Women's tennis vs. Martin Luther College, 2 p.m.; Men's tennis vs. Martin Luther College, 2 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, April 10: Gallery show opens, Diane Fox, photography, 9 a.m. CFL; Don Kemp Memorial Lecture, Nora Robinson, "The Business of Social Work," 4:15 p.m., Baker Commons; Concert Band Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, April 11: Gjerset lecture, Andy Meyer, "The Milk Route and Other Habits of Mind," 7 p.m., Olin Room 102; Brass Ensembles Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Thursday, April 12: Emeriti Colloquium, Duane Fenstermann, "Huffman/Cameron Bibliographic Journey to the Frontier," 3 p.m., Mott Room; Documentary screening, "Buried Above Ground," 7 p.m., Olin Room 102
Friday, April 13: Gallery show opens, Luther alumnus art educators, mixed media, 9 a.m., Preus Library; Guest lecture, Miko Peled, "From Israeli Zionist to Palestinian Defender," 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall; SAC Cinema, "Marshall," 7:30 p.m., Valders Room 206
Saturday, April 14: Managing Your Woodland workshop, 8 a.m.; Plate to Politics workshop, 9 a.m., Baker commons; MPR's Bring the Sing, 10 a.m., CFL Main Hall

'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 and by 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.

Titled "The Business of Social Work," Robinson will speak on how her background as a social work major influences her current career as the owner and strategy director of WithInsight, a consulting firm in the Twin Cities that works with youth nonprofit groups.

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.

Alumni Meyer to present Gjerset lecture April 11

Former Fulbright "Roving Scholar" Andy Meyer will present the annual Gjerset lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Olin Room 102. The lecture, titled "The Milk Route and Other Habits of Mind," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

In the 2015-16 school year, Meyer served as a Fulbright "Roving Scholar" in American Studies, in Norway. He traveled across the country to present workshops and lectures on topics such as American culture, history and literature. In total, he visited 61 schools covering all the Norwegian counties, including the high arctic territory of Svalbard. Meyer's lecture will be a synopsis of what he learned abroad, including impressions of, lessons from and curiosities about Norwegian education, life and values.

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.

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, the 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.

'Those Who Can Do Teach' open April 13-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 13 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.

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>.

SAC Cinema presents 'Marshall'

Co-sponsored by the Diversity Center, SAC Cinema presents "Marshall: The story of Thurgood Marshall." The movie tells the story of the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases. The showing is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in Valders Room 206. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is $5. Free popcorn while supplies last!

'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.

The event is open to the public with no charge to attend, though registration is required. To participate, singers can register at tinyurl.com/bring-the-sing. Due to the audio and video recording of the event, participants will be required to sign and submit a media release form.

French Films Series

The prize-winning film "Games of Love and Chance (L'Esquive)" will be presented at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in Preus Library's Hovde Lounge. The film depicts the life of teenagers from housing projects in Paris, their issues with each other and the larger French society. This semester, films in the series highlight interactions among people of different classes and ethnic groups. Presented in French and French slang with English subtitles, all are welcome to attend.

Student recitals

Sunday, April 15
Juniors John Mai and Katherine Stuelke will give a vocal at 4 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.

Jazz Orchestra to perform Homecoming Concert April 17

The Luther College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Juan Tony Guzmán, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.The concert is the culmination of the Jazz Orchestra's 2018 Midwest Tour and is open to the public with no charge for admission. The program features a variety of exciting jazz repertoire, including works by Duke Ellington, Oliver Nelson, Don Menza, Mike Tomaro, Pat Metheny and Brazilian masters.

Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

Luther College's Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform their spring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

The Varsity Band, led by James Fritz, will perform "Fanfare and Flourishes for a Festive Occasion" by James Curnow, "Fandango" composed by Frank Perkins and arranged by Floyd Werle, "Blue and Green Music" by Samuel Hazo, Symphonic Dance No. 3 "Fiesta" by Clifton Williams and "National Emblem" by E. E. Bagley.

Joan deAlbuquerque will take the baton for the Wind and Percussion Ensemble portion of the concert. The program includes "Home Again" by David Gillingham, "English Dances" by Malcolm Arnold, "A Movement for Rosa" by Mark Camphouse and "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite" by Karl King.

Collegiate Chorale to perform Homecoming Concert April 19

The Luther College Collegiate Chorale will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The performance, part of the Collegiate Chorale's annual Midwest Tour, is open to the public with no charge for admission. A freewill offering will be collected during the concert.

The 2018 Collegiate Chorale tour program is titled "Prayers for Peace" and includes works by Kim André Arnesen, Moses Hogan, Craig Hella Johnson, Jake Runestad, Nancy Wertsch and more.

Cathedral Choir to perform Homecoming Concert April 24

Luther College's Cathedral Choir will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus. The performance, part of Cathedral Choir's annual Midwest Tour, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The 2018 Cathedral Choir tour program includes Ola Gjeillo's "The Ground," Jeffrey Ames's "Let Everything That Hath Breath" and Mozart's "Missa brevis in F" K. 192, accompanied by a string ensemble comprised of members from the Luther College Symphony Orchestra.

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 10: Eric Baack, Jayme Nelson, Greg Peterson, Germano Streese
April 11: Jessica Campos Arzate
April 12: Thomas C. Johnson
April 13: Olga Michels, Arleen Orvis, Russell Schouweiler
April 14: Gail Judisch, Nikolay Suvorov, Ed Tebbenhoff
April 15: Koreen Culp, Anndi Russell, Rita Tejada
April 16: Chris Stuckman


Chris Thompson, who has worked for Luther for more than 33 years, has announced her retirement effective May 31. We congratulate Chris and thank her for her dedicated service to the college.

Position opening

Visual Media fellow: One year, non-renewable, full-time position. Responsibilities include mentoring work-study students, producing short marketing videos, occasional photography coverage, manage/monitor an inventory of photo and video equipment, and help in the conception and execution of video projects. Bachelor's degree preferred, with experience in visual media field a must. Preference goes to candidates with experience working with digital SLRs, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X, and basic sound equipment. To see full job description and apply: https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/internal-jobs.

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


Amy Weldon's essay "Gaze Upon This World," about hunting, writing, medicine, and ecology, is out now in Orion Magazine's Spring 2018 issue.

Todd Green gave a lecture titled "Political and Cultural Factors in the Rise of Islamophobia" on April 7 at the International Conference on Islamophobia at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University in Istanbul, Turkey. He will give a lecture titled "The Professional Islamophobia Network" on April 13 at the Risala Foundation in Houston, Texas.

Rachel and David Faldet will speak at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Decorah Public Library on Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the library. Their topic is "A Royal Watcher and Her Editor: A Report from the Writing Trenches." Conversation and light refreshments will follow the program.

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.


For sale: Preus Library's annual National Library Week book sale is being held through Friday, April 13. Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books are available for purchase in the library. Prices decline daily.

For sale: Facilities is accepting bids for a well maintained 2008 Honda Civic, Taupe exterior, 157,328 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 to <facilities> by noon, Wednesday April 25. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Unique well-maintained four-bedroom home with original Eastlake architecture, woodwork, inlaid floors, custom kitchen and infrastructure updates throughout. Located at 807 Maple in a quiet, stable well-kept neighborhood, it is convenient to schools, grocery stores, services and downtown. Contact Robert Fitton, <fittonro>, for a sales flyer prior to it being placed on the market.

For sale: Broyhill sofa, 78 inches long, dark red upholstery, in good condition, 2 pillows. $100, you move it. Contact Norma Refsal, [email protected] or 382-9383, for pictures or inquiries.

For rent: 2,300 square foot upstairs three-bedroom apartment, two-and-a-half-bath, sunroom, gas fireplace, on site laundry, attached garage. Located on the west side of town. No pets and no smoking. Available May 1. Contact Joan, <dealjo01> or 382-0901.

For rent: House available August 2018-May 2019 (flexible). $1,200/month. Semi-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: Recently remodeled four-bedroom home located at 100 Elm Ct., only a few blocks away from Luther College, the Upper Iowa River and the bike trail. $1,000/month. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. Central air and a one-car garage. Contact Tade, [email protected] or 380-1415, for a rental application or with questions.

Wanted: Computer from around 1998-2000 to run legacy software. Would have probably W95 or Windows 2000 operating system, 80486 processor, 16 or 32 MB (not GB) of RAM, 2X-8X CD-ROM drive, soundcard. Email Tim Schweizer <schweizt>.

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


And finally...

Reminder: It is National Student Employment Appreciation week! Be sure to thank your student workers for all of the hard work they do.