Tuesday, April 17

TUESDAY 4/17/2018

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Community meeting today

The Luther community, including student organizations and departments across campus, are reminded to attend the second of two community meetings at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 17) in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. This is a time to share actions our community has taken and plans people are making to strengthen our inclusive community at Luther.

Attendees are invited to share their ideas and actions for creating a more inclusive community. President Carlson and members of the cabinet will share the themes and ideas they have gathered from earlier community listening sessions, as well as actions being taken by the President’s Office.


Calling all music fans

Luther's Jazz Orchestra left on tour last Thursday and due to blizzard conditions were only able to perform once. Let's show them some fan love tonight (April 17) at their 7:30 p.m. Homecoming Concert.

Collegiate Chorale suffered a similar fate and did not get to finish out their tour either. Their Homecoming Concert is 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

Come support our music friends; both concerts will be held in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Facilities Services would like to remind campus that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting awareness of this issue. Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving; such as navigation systems, cell phones, stereos, eating and drinking or just interacting with passengers. Please be aware of these distractions and work to limit them for your safety, and those who you share the road with. 

Luther College Hearing Board

The Luther College Hearing Board, which adjudicates significant violations of the Student Code of Conduct, is seeking students to serve as members of next year's board. The application is available online.

Interested students must have a minimum 2.50 GPA and possess maturity, respect for confidentiality and excellent critical thinking skills. More information regarding Board responsibilities and structure is available in the Student Code of Conduct. Contact Kasey Nikkel with questions. Applications are due Friday, April 20.

Lectures and Fine Arts Committee get-together

The Lectures and Fine Arts Committee invites the community to attend a get-together to share programming ideas for next year. The meeting will take place Thursday, April 19, in Nansen Room in Dahl Centennial Union from 9:40 to 10:45 a.m. Beverages and snacks will be served. We meet to help facilitate successful programming and promote collaborations, linked events, and shared publicity wherever possible.  

Please RSVP to Dean Vesperman <vespde01> so that we can plan effectively. We look forward to hearing considerations or concrete plans for programming in 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years.

Rick Fromm '72 to speak at Luther College Woman's Club meeting April 17

Rick Fromm '72, editor of Decorah Newspapers, will present "Fromm: From My Desk for 32 Years" at the April meeting of the Luther Woman's Club, Tuesday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Contact Bonnie Warrington, 382-4288, with questions.

Book Shop News

Autographed books

Missed the Miko Peled lecture and book signing? Have no fear! We have signed copies of "Injustice" available for purchase and the ability to order more copies of "General's Son."

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.

More information is available on the HR website.


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 18: Linnea Peterson, senior chapel, Cathedral Choir
Friday, April 20: Katie Deaver '11, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago
Monday, April 23: Hannah Wright, senior chapel, Luther Ringers

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 17: Softball vs. Central, POSTPONED
Friday, April 20: Baseball vs. Loras, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 21: Baseball vs. Loras, 12 p.m.; Men's tennis vs. Coe, 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, April 17: Jazz Orchestra Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, April 18: Varsity Band and Wind & Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Thursday, April 19: Collegiate Chorale Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
April 19-22: Oneota Film Festival
Saturday, April 21: SAC Entertainment, Rogue Valley, concert, 4 p.m., Bentdahl Commons

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 April 18

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.

Oneota Film Festival April 19-22

Including Academy Award nominated "Heroin(e)," and Luther College Professor Thomas C. Johnson and Luther Director of Visual Media Aaron Lurth's new short film "Marieke," the 2018 Oneota Film Festival will be held April 19-22, on the Luther campus and in downtown Decorah.

Featuring more than 85 films from around the world, the Oneota Film Festival is open to the public. Festival goers may purchase individual day passes for $10 each or an all-access pass that admits them for all three days plus access to the opening night event and the filmmaker's reception for a discounted rate of $25. Tickets and passes are available online at oneotafilmfestival.org.

Luther to host screening of 'Heroin(e)'

Luther College and the Oneota Film Festival are hosting a screening of the documentary "Heroin(e)" at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther campus. A panel, hosted by Helping Services for Youth and Families, will held following the screening and both the panel and screening are open to the public with no charge for admission.

"Heroin(e)" is a 2017 Academy Award nominated documentary highlighting the efforts of three women working to change the narrative and cycle of drug abuse one person at a time in Huntington, West Virginia. 

Student recitals

Friday, April 20
Senior Andrew Murray will give a composition recital at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 21
Senior Ethan Harris will give a euphonium recital at noon. Juniors Nathan Baldwin and Parker Fretheim will give a vocal recital at 2 p.m. Senior Mason Montuoro will give a vocal recital at 4 p.m. Juniors Amanda Brobst and Natalie Nelson will give a vocal recital at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 22
Senior David McVay will present a voice recital at 2 p.m. Senior Liam Fraser will give a trumpet recital at 4 p.m. Juniors Linnea Kephart and Zane Larson will give 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.

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.

Philharmonia will present concert April 25

Luther College's Philharmonia will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on Luther's campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Featured music includes Benjamin Britten's "Simple Symphony," Edvard Grieg's "Prelude from the Holberg Suite" and "Elegiac Melodies," Tchaikovsky's "Andante Cantabile for Strings" and Dvorak/Isaac's "Three Slavonic Dances."

Preview Day April 27

Luther College Admissions will hold a Preview Day on Friday, April 27, to give prospective students an introduction to Luther. The day includes a campus tour, an academic department visit, a student activities and services fair, complimentary lunch in Luther's cafeteria, a financial aid session, a current student Q&A session, and a trolley tour of Decorah.

Dirks performs Brudos Family Opera Prize Recital April 28

Emily Dirks '18, is the 2017-18 recipient of the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. As part of the award, Dirks will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Noble Recital Hall. A reception will follow the performance. Both the recital and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Dirks is the 16th recipient of Luther's annual Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Prize for Opera Performance. The prize carries a $6,000 cash award and was established and funded by a gift from Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos of Atherton, California.Alan Brudos, a 1955 Luther graduate and regent emeritus, is former chair of the Luther Board of Regents.

Dancing with the Luther Stars April 28

Three Luther College staff members paired with three students from Luther's ballroom club go head to head in the annual performance of "Dancing with the Luther Stars."

Inspired by the popular ABC show, the event returns for the third season to bring excitement and friendly rivalry to the Center for Faith and Life at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The event is sponsored by Luther College Ballroom and Swing, Student Senate and SAC Special Events.

Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $5, and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected].

Creating Safe Space in the Music Classroom

Guest lecturer Joshua Palkki will address how gender stereotypes appear in choral classrooms as well as musical and social issues involving LGBTQ students in ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Valders Room 206.

Luther composition students present 'Metropolis' film score April 30

The classic silent film "Metropolis" will spring to life with a newly composed musical score by students at Luther. Directed by Brooke Joyce, Luther composer-in-residence and associate professor of music, the original film will be shown with their original electronic score at 9 p.m. Monday, April 30, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Community on the Commons May 1

Warmer weather must be coming! Gather with Luther friends for a root beer float at Bentdahl Commons from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, as a lead-in to the Ted Koppel event. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and the Center for Sustainable Communities. More details to come.

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.

'UnNatural History' runs now-May 27

"UnNatural History," a series of large-scale photographs depicting the ways humans objectify nature, will be on display in the CFL Gallery now-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.

'Those Who Can Do Teach' open now-May 27

"Those Who Can Do Teach," a series of mixed-media works by  recent Luther alumni art educators, will be on display in the Preus Library 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.


Celebrations this week

April 17: Jeff Dintaman, Ruth Kath
April 18: Kay Schmitt
April 19: Debra Henderson, Roger Jaeger
April 20: Nathan Breitenbach-Dirks, Nancy Diestzenbach
April 21: Claude Mertzenich, James Jermier
April 23: David Mikkelson


To Judy Hageman and family on the death of her sister, Kathy Hovey Moore of Chatfield, Minnesota. She passed away on Friday, April 13. Funeral services are at the Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatfield, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 17

New employee

Eunice Biel started her position as Administrative Assistant, Visual and Performing Arts on April 9. Her office is Center for the Arts 103, and telephone 387-1115.

Deanna Kuennen Dlhy started her position as Interim Nursing Lab and Simulation Director on April 3. Her office is Valders 247D, telephone 387-1237.

Position opening

Programmer analyst: We are seeking a motivated, detail-oriented full-time programmer analyst to join a team of software developers and develop software solutions and provide support and security for information systems serving students, faculty, staff and alumni. Knowledge of procedural computer languages and experience using SQL databases is required. Technical knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, web APIs, security, and network interfaces is desired. Our campus workplace is a mix of Windows, Linux and Mac. Apply at www.luther.edu/hr.

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.


Junior Ananda Easley was awarded the Psi Chi Regional Research Award for her collaborative research on the psychological and social development that occurs in middle adulthood and how it correlates with alcohol use. Easley worked with David Bishop, professor of psychology, on her project "Generativity and alcohol consumption in middle adulthood." The Psi Chi Regional Research Award is presented by the International Honor Society in Psychology at the April Midwestern Psychological Association convention in Chicago.

Amy Engelsdorfer's article "The Teachable Moment: Creative Warm-Ups in the Music Theory Classroom," will be published in the spring 2018 issue of Music Theory Pedagogy Online. Her article "When Words Create Music: The Spontaneous Art Song Workshop and its Value in Teaching Improvisation," will be published in volume 32 (2018) of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.

Kristy Gould presented research with co-authors Grant Goss '16, Anika Hansen '17, and Nicole Weber '18 titled "Walking Direction and Attentional State Effects on Predator Avoidance Behavior in Eastern Gray Squirrels" at the International Conference on Comparative Cognition in Melbourne Beach, Florida, April 4-7. The research used students from two semesters of Gould's Animal Cognition course as data collectors for the project, giving them hands-on experience collecting data on squirrels on Luther's campus.

Kristy Gould and Jamie Linert '17 were co-authors, along with colleagues at Drake University and Bucknell University, on a collaborative research project presented at the International Conference on Comparative Cognition entitled "SNARC Effect in Pigeons, Blue Jays and Japanese Macaques."

James Hoke's piece "'Playing with Fire': A Feminist Corollary"  about pedagogy and safe space was published on April 12 on the peer-reviewed Feminist Studies in Religion blog.

Rachel and David Faldet will speak at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Decorah Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23, 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.

A group of Luther students presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 5-8, at the University of Central Oklahoma. Professor Lise Kildegaard accompanied the group. Seniors Kaitlyn Buls, Kristen Carlson, Kelly Kennedy, Lily Kime, Katie Patyk, Laila Sahir, Tatiana Saranina, Nicole Weber, Marta Williams, Cassidy Woods, junior Ananda Easley, and Luther staff Sukeji Mikaya '17 all presented.


For sale: Snapper M1227E Snow blower. $525. Dual Stage, 27-inch clearing width, 11.5 HP Briggs Stratton engine, with electric start and recoil backup. Three years old, bought new, runs well and in great condition. Contact Joseph Raymond, <raymjo01>or (641)330-0464, for pictures or inquires.

For sale: 1) YAMAHA Portatone Keyboard w/ Stand - 61 keys. In good working condition. Not much use, great for beginning piano players. Asking $75. 2) GE Dorm size refrigerator-19 inches. Good condition. Asking $25.  Contact Jane, <hildebja>, for more information.

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, comes with two pillows. $100, you move it. Contact Norma Refsal, [email protected] or 382-9383, for pictures or with inquiries.

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.

For rent: 2,300-square-foot upstairs three-bedroom apartment, two-and-a-half baths, 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: 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: The opportunity to house or pet sit over the course of the summer for a faculty or staff member in Decorah. Searching for a low rent alternative while being employed by Luther College. Contact Anna <lavean01>.

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>.


And finally...

In celebration of Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, here are three tips anyone can do on campus to be more sustainable.

1. Bring a mug to Oneota or Nordic Brew to receive a discount on drinks.
2. Use the green, reusable to-go containers that can purchased for one dollar at the Grab-n-Go line.
3. Close the blinds when leaving a room to conserve heat.