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Nomination deadline April 25
In her April 17 update, President Carlson requested nominations for faculty, staff and students to serve as members of the Strategic Plan Implementation Task Force. Members of that Task Force are charged with working with the Luther community to monitor progress on the strategic plan's four goals and its supporting objectives and activities.
Please send nominations of faculty, staff and student candidates for the Strategic Plan Implementation Task Force to Sally Ming, <mingsa01>, by noon Wednesday, April 25.
A morning of training and workshops on race and inclusivity will be held Saturday, May 5 in Valders 206 and the Valders Pit. Keynote speaker is Okogyeamon, known professionally as Herbert Perkins, founder of the ASDIC Metamorphosis workshop.
The workshop, open to students, staff and faculty, is sponsored by the offices of College Ministries, Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and the Diversity Center. Continental breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. followed by opening remarks at 9 a.m. with lunch and closing remarks at noon. Register in groups or with friends at https://goo.gl/forms/
As the planning for the following year begins to ramp up, please take a moment to look through the scheduling policies prior to contacting the Campus Programming office.
In particular, please note that booking events during Sunday Eucharist and Chapel on Monday, Wednesday and Friday is not permitted.
To see the full list of scheduling policies please visit luther.edu/programming/schedule-an-event/policies/.
Summer employment at Luther
Human Resources is accepting applications for summer employment from non-Luther students who are at least 18 years old. There are positions available in grounds and facilities services. Current Luther students will have priority consideration. Applications will be accepted from incoming first-year students, dependents of Luther employees, and members of the larger community. Please complete the 2018 Student Summer Application and return it to the Human Resources Office as soon as possible.
'Make your money grow'
Encourage your students to attend "Make your money grow" Thursday, April 26, 9:45 a.m., Olin 102, during Money Smart Week (April 21-28), so they can learn sustainable investing strategies leading to financial freedom. Workshop presented by Tracy Dostal, financial planner, Decorah Bank & Trust. "Winning the Money Game" book by Adam Carroll will be given free to first 50 students who attend! Sponsored by Preus Library, TRIO Achievement Program, Wellness and Financial Aid. Contact <trio> with questions.
Financial Fitness Challenge
Over time, most of us have created a number of daily habits that impact our finances. Even the smallest choices have potential consequences on our ability to reach our life and financial goals. Whether it's an impulsive decision to buy a new car instead of a used car or brown bagging lunch instead of going out, habits can either undermine our savings resolutions or support them. Did you know that if you spend $20 a week eating out at lunch, you have spent $80 a month or $1,000 a year. In five years you have spent $5,000! What else could you spend that money on? Learn more about this and other topics in the Financial Fitness Challenge online. Check for an email from "Financial Fitness Group" with the subject, "ABCs of the Iowa Financial Fitness CHALLENGE at Luther College." This is a free program for employees, spouses and adult children.
Book Shop News
One time clearance event
Monday, April 23, through Saturday, April 28, stop in the Book Shop for buy two clearance items and get one clearance item for free. Rules and exceptions will apply.
Signed Ted Koppel bookplates
Tuesday, May 1, in the CFL Main Hall from 7-9 p.m. the Book Shop will sell Ted Koppel's book, "Lights Out" with a signed Ted Koppel book plate. Bookplates are limited so get yours early before they run out.
May the Fourth Star Wars Book Shop party
Friday, May 4, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. the Book Shop is sponsoring a Star Wars Party. From 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Derek Sweet will be signing his book "Star Wars in the Public Square: The Clone Wars as Political Dialogue." Hyperspace travel for a discount, eat Star Wars themed treats, and look for more Star Wars themed fun. Wear any Star Wars attire and receive 25 percent off any one item. May the fourth be with you.
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'x20' and cost $30, half plots are 10'x20' and cost $20, and student plots are 10'x10' and cost $10. Payment is due by May 1, to Sarah Forsythe, Valders 372b. Checks can be made out to Luther Community Garden. Contact Sarah, <forssa03>, with questions.
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 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.
Technology Help Desk Tip of the Month
Create better, easier passwords using paraphrases. Combine three or four random words with no other mental gymnastics required. Don't use personal info: no pets, family, favorite things, etc. These paraphrases are easy to remember and strong. To learn more visit luther.edu/helpdesk/tips/.
The Social Security Administration website is user friendly! You can request a replacement card, apply for social security benefits, get your SS statement, appeal a decision, estimate future benefits, learn how to protect your social security information from unauthorized use and more.
Mother's Day brunch
Start things off right on Mother's Day—by spoiling mom with a sweet and savory brunch buffet! Enjoy a fresh and innovative menu, loaded with favorites, that mom is sure to enjoy. Plus, the view in the Peace Dining Room is stunning. Pay ahead of time with the Box Office for Mother's Day Brunch; this makes a reservation enabling catering to be able to accommodate everyone.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Facilities Services would like to remind campus that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 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 the safety of everyone on the road.
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 25: Brooke Joyce, Cantorei
Friday, April 27: Iloria Phoenix, senior chapel; Aurora
Monday, April 30: Habitat for Humanity representative
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.
Saturday, April 28: Women's tennis: Iowa Conference Automatic Qualifier Tournament, 9 a.m. against winner of Loras vs. Wartburg match-up from Friday. Full schedule available on the IIAC website.
Sunday, April 29: Softball vs. Coe, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1: Softball vs. Central, 2 p.m.
Events this week
Tuesday, April 24: Cathedral Choir Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, April 25: Philharmonia Concert, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Thursday, April 26: Mark Borchardt lecture, 9:40 a.m., Valders 206; Artist talk, Chris Kienke, 7 p.m., CFA Room 203
Friday, April 27: Cantorei and Luther Ringers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Saturday, April 28: Brudos Family Recital, Emily Dirks, voice, 4 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Dancing with the Stars - Luther Edition, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, April 29: Distinction in Accompanying Finalist Recital, 2 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Guest lecture, Joshua Palkki, "Creating Safe People: LGBTQ and Gender Issues in Music Education", 7:30 p.m., Valders 206
Monday, April 30: Music in the Shape of a Pear, composition recital, 9 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Cathedral Choir to perform Homecoming Concert April 24
Cathedral Choir will perform a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. 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. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at stream.luther.edu/music.
Philharmonia will present concert April 25
Philharmonia will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Noble Recital Hall. 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." Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at stream.luther.edu/music.
Luther to host Mark Borchardt biology colloquium April 26
Luther College presents a biology colloquium by Mark Borchardt titled "Cows or People? Sources of Fecal Contamination in the Karst-like Aquifer in Northeast Wisconsin" 9:40 a.m., Thursday, April 26, in Valders Hall of Science, Room 206.
The colloquium is open to the public with no charge for admission.
In his lecture, Borchardt will explain how he uses viruses and gut bacteria to determine the source of bacterial contaminants in well water.
Luther to host Chris Kienke artist talk and gallery reception
Internationally renowned artist Chris Kienke will present an artist's talk regarding his exhibit "You Promised Me Poems" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Center for the Arts, Room 203. A gallery reception featuring Kienke’s works will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Kirstin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts.
Kienke will give a slide presentation at the artist talk on how he arrived at his current work. Attendees will be able to follow his life journey from his undergraduate time at Kansas City Art Institute through a presentation of his artworks and influences over the years.
Luther Ringers and Cantorei spring concert April 27
Cantorei and the Luther Ringers will perform a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Noble Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at stream.luther.edu/music.
Cantorei will perform selections from a variety of genres, including "Confitemini Domini" by Alessandro Constantini; "O Vos Omnes" by Thomas Juneau; "If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis; "Let All the World in Every Corner Sing" by Andrea Ramsey; "Tantum Ergo" by Gabriel Fauré; "Njoktje" by Frode Fjellheim; "Voice Dance" by Greg Jasperse; and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a traditional Appalachian piece arranged by J. David Moore.
The Luther Ringers' portion of the concert follows the theme "From Peril to Peace to Joy" taken from the first piece on the program. The piece was composed by 1971 Luther alumnus Lee J. Afdahl who serves as the director of music at First Presbyterian Church in Rochester, Minnesota.
Preview Day April 27
Luther College Admissions will hold a Preview Day 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. Know a student who might be interested? Contact <kristin.padilla>.
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.
Come sing with 29:11
College Ministries is hosting 29:11, a South African musical group, April 28-29. 29:11 is sponsored by New Hope International, a non-profit directed by Brendon and Gaylene Adams, known to many in the community through Luther's Gospel Choir. 29:11 is touring the US April-July 2018 to commemorate the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela through their Reconciliation Exchange tour. Luther students and Decorah community members are invited to join Gospel Choir rehearsal with 29:11, Saturday, April 28, 3-5 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. 29:11 and Gospel Choir will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 29, in the CFL Main Hall.
Saturday, April 28
Senior Nathan McPhetres will give a double bass recital at 2 p.m. Seniors Caleb Bendull and Kristen Carlson will give an organ recital at 7 p.m. in the Sundt Organ Studio.
Sunday, April 29
Juniors Natalie Delcorps and Rachel Schwabenbauer will give a viola and flute recital at 4 p.m. Senior Devin Hanggi will give a euphonium recital at 7 p.m. Senior Natalie Rumer will give a voice recital at 8:30 p.m.
Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall (unless otherwise noted) and are followed by a reception. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.
Phi Beta Kappa initiation
The initiation of new members to Luther's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. Scott Thoe, Luther class of 1968, will deliver the Ruth A. Davis Memorial Lecture. Thoe is an artist who has lived for 30 years in Norway's Lofoten Islands, creating work that advocates for peace. The event is open to the public.
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.
French Film Series
The prize-winning film "Welcome" will be presented at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Preus Library's Hovde Lounge. The film tells the story of a young Iraqi-Kurd living precariously with other immigrants in Calais, France, and hoping to reach England and join his fiancée.
This semester, films in the series highlight interactions among people of different classes and ethnic groups. Presented in French, English, Kurdish and Turkish with English subtitles, all are welcome to attend.
Luther presents Lucille Stansberry Rosholt recital April 29
Luther College will host the Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance Scholarship recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital will be followed by an award ceremony and reception. The concert and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.
Luther composition students present 'Metropolis' film score April 30
The classic silent film "Metropolis" will spring to life next week 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.
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. The first 50 students to show up in their Ted Koppel t-shirts will receive a coupon for a tasty treat from Sunnyside Cafe!
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.
Faculty Artist Series: Michael Smith
Michael Smith will give a faculty tenor and bass trombone recital with collaborating pianist Du Huang at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the Noble Recital Hall of Luther's Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.
The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Smith will perform both standard and non-traditional original works for trombone. Bass trombone selections include "Two Songs"by Spillman and the unaccompanied work"Sonata Breve"by Hartley. On the tenor trombone, he will play "Aria et Polonaise" by Jongen, "Elegie" by Rachmaninov and "Cryptical Triptych" by Ross.
Jazz Band to present concert May 3
The Luther College Jazz Band will perform their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the CFL Main Hall.
The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. It will also be available via livestream.
The concert program features "Cottontail" by Duke Ellington, a piece based on the same chords as Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm." The band will perform "The Peanut Vendor" by Cuban composer Moises Simons, "Tickletoe" by Lester Young and the swing ballad "Kids are Pretty People" by Thad Jones. Rounding out the concert, jazz band will also play a piece arranged by Al Cohn and jazz standards composed by Neal Hefti, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus.
Theatre department presents 'Marie Antoinette'
The Luther College Theatre Department will present David Adjmi's play "Marie Antoinette" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3; Friday, May 11; and Saturday, May 12; and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Jewel Theatre of Luther's Center for the Arts.
Dance department presents 'Soil Turning'
The Luther College Dance Department will present their spring show "Soil Turning" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4; Saturday, May 5; and Thursday, May 10, and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in Luther's Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts.
The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.
'Caring For Each Other Better: Technology and Faith' May 4
Deanna Thompson, author, speaker and professor of religion at Hamline University will share how, after a stage IV cancer diagnosis, she moved from skeptic to supporter of technology's ability to help connect people in meaningful ways. Her latest book, "The Virtual Body of Christ," argues that digital technology plays an important role in helping us care for one another. The lecture, at 4 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Valders 262, is sponsored by the CEPE and the Religion Department.
Judah & the Lion to perform May 5
With chart topping hits like "Take It All Back" and "Suit and Jacket," bluegrass-hip hop-rock band Judah & the Lion are touring the U.S. and will make a stop in Decorah to perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Luther's Regents Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Celebrations this week
April 24: Chivonne Marlow, Steven Pasche
April 25: Freeda Brook
April 26: Ryan Gjerde, Rebecca Goetti, James Hoke, Billy Huebner, Christopher Lovagnini, Loren Toussaint
April 28: Heather Frey, Hayley Jackson, Anna Peterson
April 29: LuAnn Meeker-Gast
April 26: Judy Hageman, 15 years
There will be a farewell reception for Jan Schnitzler, long time Manager of Student Accounts, Monday April 30, 2-4 p.m., in the Nobel room. Please wish Jan well as she moves on to the next stage of her career.
Family and friends of Conrad Røyksund will gather for remembrance and celebration of his life on Saturday, May 19. The gathering will take place from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Carriage House behind First Lutheran Church in Decorah. Tributes will commence at 3 p.m. Attendees are requested not to use the smaller staff parking lot north of the church. Memorials may be sent to the International Rescue Committee or the Pima County Animal Care Center.
Kimberly Nye started her new position as Administrative Assistant in the President's Office on April 16. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 234, telephone 387-1001.
Kristi Arens started her position as Admissions Communications Assistant on April 19. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261D, telephone 387-1412.
Financial Aid administrative assistant: .75 FTE, six-hour-per-day, benefit eligible Financial Aid Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for managing the daily traffic flow of the Financial Aid Office (guest, callers, mail, email, faxes) as well as coordination of the student file completion process. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Associate's degree with coursework in Microsoft Office Suite, business practices, keyboarding and office procedures preferred. General knowledge of financial aid process is helpful.
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.
Web content fellow: .92 FTE, 11-month, non-renewable. Responsibilities include managing the Web Content Bureau, which is the group of roughly six to seven student workers that helps maintain the Luther website and online advertising for the college. The fellow will assist with web content tasks such as reviewing and improving websites and training new users. Additional potential duties include planning, monitoring and content work within the college's social media platforms including Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This is an internal posting, apply online at website at https://luthercollege.
To view all job descriptions and apply for all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.
Professor Richard Bernatz recently had two pieces published in academic journals. "The Math Inquiry Workshop" was published in Consortium: the newsletter of the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, vol. 112, in the Spring-Summer 2017 edition, and "A statistical, spatial and hydrologic comparison of gauge-based and MPE-based rainfall measurements" was published in the Journal of Iowa Academic Sciences, vol. 124, in February 2018.
Andy Hageman has his essay "'The key to this immense metallized landscape': Reading J. G. Ballard"s 'Crash' as an Ecological Structure of Feeling" published in the journal Extrapolation.
David Njus and senior Emma Deihl were co-authors on a presentation at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago titled "Moral Foundations of the 2016 Presidential Election Voters."
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: YAMAHA Portatone Keyboard w/ Stand - 61 keys. In good working condition. Not much use, great for beginning piano players, asking $75 or OBO; GE dorm-size refrigerator-19 inches in good condition, asking $25 or OBO. Contact Jane, <hildebja>, for more information.
For rent: Two-bedroom house located on Pleasant Hill Rd with garage. $875/month. Lawn and snow care by landlord. Available June 1. No pets. No smoking. Email [email protected], for an application.
Wanted: I'm a quiet, respectful, easy-going Luther staff member looking for a place to rent. I would ideally like to keep rent below $550 a month. I am open to a roommate situation if the fit is right for the both of us. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.
Wanted: Seeking either a home to house sit for in the summer for a faculty or staff member, a home to rent for three months, or someone looking for a roommate. Currently employed by a few places in town, and looking to stay until the end of August. Contact Sam <mitcsa01>.
Wanted: I am looking for house or pet sitting opportunities throughout the summer or the whole summer. I will be working in Decorah and will most likely be working regular day hours. I also live 30 minutes away from Decorah so I can be very flexible with dates and times. Contact Samantha <bratsa01>.
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>.
Midday dog walker needed: If you love a great noon-time walk, getting away from campus, hanging out with a playful dog and a little extra cash in your pocket, then I have an amazing opportunity for you! Charlie, an 18-month-old English Springer Spaniel, will melt your heart and help you burn off a little winter fat during your afternoon dates! He's located "out past Freeport," so if you're interested or know someone who might be, please contact Aimee, <aimeevw>.
On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 102 stories, it was the world's tallest building for 41 years. Here are a few interesting ESB facts: