Tuesday, May 15

TUESDAY 5/15/2018

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Reminder: Campus meeting today

All faculty and staff are invited to join President Carlson Tuesday, May 15, to learn about the 2018-19 budget and next steps with the strategic plan. The meeting will be held at two different times to accommodate schedules; please come from either 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. or 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Valders 206.


2018 Peace Scholars

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement is pleased to announce the Luther College Peace Scholars for 2018: Rebecka Green '19, and Max Eness '20. Rebecka and Max will join other Peace Scholars from the U.S. in Lillehammer, Norway, for a weeklong workshop at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue. They will then spend five weeks participating in the International Summer School at the University of Oslo. Congratulations to them both!

Move out day parking restrictions

To help facilitate closing of the residence halls the college will restrict parking on High Street, from Koren to Center Street, staring at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, until 9 p.m. Thursday, May 24. The faculty/staff parking along this section will be converted to a loading zone only during this time period to allow better access to those moving out of Brandt. In addition, we are asking that faculty/staff not park in the small lot south of Ylvisaker and east of the CFL on Thursday, May 24, so those moving out of Ylvisaker may utilize this space. 

Hazardous materials pick-up

Environmental Services will conduct a campus hazardous materials pick up in the near future. Contact Leah, 387-1136 or <benzle01>, by May 22 with requests for hazardous material pick up.

Steam shutdown

As a reminder the annual steam shutdown is planned for the afternoon of May 27 through May 31. A limited number of buildings will have hot water and some HVAC systems will be cooler than usual. Please contact Facilities Services, <facilities>, with questions.

Stay late registration

The Residence Life office is preparing a list of students who will remain on campus between 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, when the residence halls close, and Sunday, May 27

By Friday, May 18, please send Vanessa Wiest the names of students authorized to stay for work, commencement weekend events, or athletics. We ask that the following information is included: student name, ID number, and reason the student is staying. 

All students will be required to check out of their rooms no later than 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Summer housing room assignments begin on Tuesday, May 29, for students who have registered ahead of time to live on campus during the summer.

Early arrival registration

Use this form to register any student who needs to be on campus after Aug. 10. This includes student athletes, student workers and members of an organization that has business in August 2018.

Responses due by Friday, July 6, or before leaving for the summer.

Questions? Please contact Vanessa Wiest, <vanessa.wiest>.

Book Shop News

Ridiculous clearance sale

Monday, May 14 through Saturday, May 19 take 25 percent off anything in the Clearance section.

Ted Koppel signed bookplate

Those who purchase Ted Koppel's book, "Lights Out," will receive a signed Ted Koppel bookplate. Supplies are limited so hurry in.

Library books due May 18

May 18 is the due date for books checked out from the Main Stacks by faculty and staff on or before Sunday, May 13. Books checked out by faculty and staff may be renewed online or by e-mailing <library>. The new due date is Dec. 7, the last day of classes for the fall semester. Books that have already been renewed three times (two years) will not be renewed again; rather you will need to bring these books in physically to the circulation desk to have them checked in and then out again to "re-start the clock." View your account online by clicking on "Library Account" at http://www.luther.edu/library/.

Dancing with the Luther Stars

Missed Dancing with the Luther Stars on Saturday, April 28, in the CFL? The whole show can be watched online.

Faculty Development Awards

The Dean's Office, along with the Faculty Interests Committee, is pleased to announce the following faculty development awards for 2018-19: Doris and Ragnvald Ylvisaker Endowment for Faculty Growth awards to Holly Moore, Olga Michels and Jane Hawley; H. George Anderson and Jutta F. Anderson Faculty Development awards to Rachel Storlie and Anita Carrasco; Tomson Family Faculty Fellowship awards to Xiao Hu and Du Huang; and Uwe J. Rudolf Endowed Faculty Fellowship award to Ryan Torkelson. Congratulations!

Retirement open house for Jackie Wilkie and Edward Tebbenhoff

After a combined 55 years of teaching at Luther College (that is c. 365 courses, c. 7,370 students, c. 2,277 Paideia research papers, and c. 495 faculty meetings) Jackie Wilkie and Edward Tebbenhoff are retiring. Please join the History Department for an open house in their honor, Saturday, May 19, 3-5 p.m. in Qualley Lounge, CFL. RSVP not required, but appreciated. Contact Heather Frey, <freyheat>.

HR on-campus events in May

Retirement sessions May 15 and 23
Nearing retirement age and want to retire? Wondering what benefits are available? Come to Mott from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, for a general information presentation. There will be time for questions about health and life insurance benefits for employees and spouses. This is a repeat of the April 18 presentation.

Another session helping faculty and staff prepare for retirement, "Halfway There: A retirement checkpoint," will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, in the CFL Recital Hall. The TIAA workshop leader will provide information to help faculty and staff assess where they are on the path to reaching their financial goals and how to help get back on track if they're behind. Pre-register by calling (800) 732-8353 weekdays, or register online: http://www.cvent.com/d/xgq1b5/4W.

Individual counseling sessions
TIAA announces individual counseling sessions 1:30 p.m.- 4:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.Thursday, May 24, and, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, May 25. Space is limited. Register online or by calling (800) 732-8353 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held in Main 30. Whether just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with Chuck Freeman can help create a plan and goals.

Fiscal year end approaching

The end of the fiscal year is approaching. Remember all supplies, materials, etc., must be received by Thursday, May 31, to be expensed to a fiscal year 2017-18 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices, supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 8 to be included in FY 2017-18 budget. Please, no faxed copies. Items for deposit must be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 1. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner. 

New on luther.edu

Anne-Marie Hanson '03, shares how studying abroad and an anthropology unit on gender bias inspired her work in feminist political ecology, sustainable development and environmental justice.

Friendship Families needed

Many new international students will arrive at Luther this fall. The Diversity Center seeks Friendship Families to share their version of family and community life with one or more students from around the world. There is no financial obligation or obligation to house students. We ask that families try to get together with their student 2-3 times per semester for their first year at Luther, and be a support for someone whose family is far away. Sign up here! Call 387-1431 with questions.

Notice to seniors from the Mail Center

Please help remind seniors that upon graduation they should delete their SPO shipping address from your online accounts like Amazon, Ebay, etc. Otherwise, their packages will be delayed when they ship to the Luther College's Mail Center and have to be returned to the sender if we are unable to forward them on. Thank you.

Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

The Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference will convene July 16-18 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. The 2018 theme is "Civil Discourse in a Fragmented and Multi-Religious Society." The Conference will explore civility in politically fragmented society, case studies on difficult conversations, challenges on campus, and civil discourse in multi-religious societies. If interested in attending please contact Kimberly Nye, <nyeki01>, in the President's Office. Contact Brad Chamberlain,<brad.chamberlain>, with questions.

Faculty Recognition Dinner

The campus community is invited to the Faculty Recognition Dinner, Thursday, May 17. A 5:30 p.m. reception in Oneota Market will be followed by dinner and program at 6 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. Tickets are $12, on sale through May 14 at the CFL Box Office or online at tickets.luther.edu. Retirement/Transition Honorees: *Joyce Becker, Ellen Drewes-Stoen, *Paul Gardner, *C. Nicholas Gomersall, David Kamm, Ruth Kath, Bradley Miller, Ramona Nelson, Mary Overvold-Ronningen, *David Ranum, *Wade Shilts, Terry Sparkes, *Edward Tebbenhoff, Jeffrey Wettach, Jacqueline Wilkie. Twenty-five Years of Service Honorees:  Ruth Berger, Lise Kildegaard, Kirk Larsen, James Martin-Schramm. (*= honorees who will not be in attendance.)

Sign up for May wellness screening

During 2018, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Sign up for the Tuesday, May 15, blood screenings with Gundersen here on campus by visiting the website for more information. Contact,  <wellness>, with questions. 

Seeking storage

Each year Luther students come from a great distance and one of the challenges they face is transporting their belongings back and forth for summer. Residence Life is looking for faculty/staff (current and retired) that have some extra room in a storage closet, basement or garage that would be willing to work with a student in storing their items for the summer. Those interested in helping should fill out this Google Form.

Hiring lifeguards

Luther Aquatic Center is hiring summer lifeguards. Hours are typically mornings (7 a.m.-1 p.m.) with some afternoon/evening hours available. Lifeguards are required to be Red Cross Certified (training is provided for those who wish to become certified). Must be 18 years old. If interested contact Nicole, <kaupni01>, for an application.

Football work study positions

Norse Football is looking for students interested in filming practice and games as part of their work study (multiple positions). This is an opportunity to be a part of the program and even travel with the team while getting paid through the work study program. The duration of these positions will be roughly mid-August to early November. Most work will be performed outdoors. Hours will be primarily afternoons with some time adjustments for morning sessions. Students who might be interested should contact Chris Clift, <clift>.

Camping gear

New students at Luther will learn about the Driftless Region and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area this fall as part of an intercultural and outdoor immersion program called Endeavor Together. Since they come from abroad or afar, they don't have outdoor equipment. The Center for Sustainable Communities and the Diversity Center are seeking donations of gently used sleeping bags, camp pads and rain gear. No slumber party bags, please. Contact Amy Webber, 387-1431 or <webberam>.

Recommendations for summer reading 2019

The campus community is invited to send recommendations for the 2019 campus-wide summer reading to the Paideia Program at <paideia>. Here's a history of recent titles.

Middle school athletic performance clinic informational meeting

An informational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in Regents 224 for middle school parents and athletes who are interested in a weekly middle school summer athletic performance clinic. Jeff Jones will lead an overview and answer questions about learning the basics of strength training, speed development and overall development of athleticism. If unable to attend this meeting but interested in having your son/daughter attend please email Jeff Jones, <joneje05>.


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, May 16: Father Phil Gibbs
Friday, May 18: Kristen Underwood, Nordic Choir

Faculty and staff in transition who are leaving Luther at the end of the semester are invited to come to chapel at 10:30-10:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, for a prayer of Farewell and Godspeed. We'll have a the farewell prayer at the end of chapel and will have a reception in the CFL lobby after chapel.

Home sporting events

Congratulations to Luther softball (38-8) who is hosting the University of St. Thomas (35-6) in a best-of-three-game series May 18-19. The winner of the Super Regional will advance to the NCAA III National Championships that will take place at the USA Hall of Fame Complex, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 24-29.

The schedule for the Decorah Super Regional is:

Friday, May 18
4 p.m.
– Game 1

Saturday, May 19
1 p.m.
– Game 2
3:30 p.m. – Game 3 – if needed

Sunday, May 20
Backup date for potential rain-outs

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.

Events this week

Tuesday, May 15: Senior Project Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Thursday, May 17: Faculty Recognition Event, 5:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room
Friday, May 18: VPA Showcase, Ultra Mega Mega, 6 p.m., CFA 

Luther art majors present group exhibit May 14-27

At the culmination of their studies, Luther College senior art majors present a gallery exhibit of their collective works May 14-27 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the CFA.

The exhibit represents the diverse interests and skills of the student artists, including drawings, paintings, graphics, collage and mixed-media works, photography and installation pieces. Work is selected and curated by the Luther art faculty.

Jazz Orchestra and Concert Band showcase concert

The Luther College Jazz Orchestra and the Luther College Concert Band will perform a spring showcase concert at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main 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.

Luther's Jazz Orchestra will perform several works, featuring Luther's Vocal Jazz in the latter part of their concert portion. Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Juan Tony Guzmán, will perform Roger Myers' "Burbank Sackbut Brigade," "The Eighth Veil" by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and Ellington's "Blue Cellophane." Student soloists include Pablo Gómez-Estévez '17, and juniors Christopher Lange Pearson, Jackson Churchill and Thomas Perkins.

The Luther College Concert Band, directed by Joan deAlbuquerque, will perform Karel Husa's "Music for Prague," Percy Grainger's "Handel in the Strand," Bach's "Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just" and John Phillip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."

Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir showcase

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir will present a spring showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus.

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.

The Symphony Orchestra portion of the program features "Blumine" by Gustav Mahler, "Parto, Ma Tu Ben Mio" from "La Clemenza Di Tito" by Mozart and "Russian Easter Overture" by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Nordic Choir will perform "Singet Dem Herrn Ein Neues Lied" by Bach, "Why Rage Fiercely the Heathen" by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, "Portones Abiertos y Rostros Brillantes" by Paul Basler, "Afternoon on a Hill" by Eric Barnum, "Let the River Run" by Carly Simon, and "O Lord God" by Pavel Chesnokov.

Ultra Mega Mega student showcase May 18

Luther College art, dance and theatre students will present their work at the Ultra Mega Mega showcase 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 18, in the Center for the Arts. Ultra Mega Mega is the end of the term open house for studio courses in Luther's Visual and Performing Arts Department. At 6 p.m. dances will be performed in CFA Studio One and starting at 7 p.m. theatre performances will take place in Jewel Theatre. Students will display work from art courses and perform solo and group dance pieces, monologues and short acting scenes throughout the evening.


Celebrations this week

May 16: Megan Torkelson
May 18: Jeff Boeke, Heather Williams
May 19: Meg Hammes
May 20: Denise Creek, Donald Ristau
May 21: Kelly Dotzler, Carla Hanson

May 16: Robert Strong, 30 years


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.


Kathy Buzza, who has worked for Luther for more than 17 years, has announced her retirement effective June 29. We congratulate Kathy and thank her for her dedicated service to the college.

Jack Drilling, who has worked for Luther for more than 22 years, has announced his retirement effective June 1. We congratulate John and thank him for his dedicated service to the college.

Judy Hageman, who has worked for Luther for more than 15 years, has announced her retirement effective June 1. We congratulate Judy and thank her for her dedicated service to the college.  

New hire

Lisa Scott, Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and Brad Chamberlain, Interim Dean for Institutional Planning and Mission, would like to welcome Kimberly Nye as a member of their teams. Kimberly may be reached at the former Office of the President number, 387-1001. To reach the Office of the President, please contact Sally Ming, 387-1527.

Position opening

Multimedia Strategic Fellow: The Multimedia Strategic Fellow participates on the User Services and Multimedia teams within Information Technology Services to assist the Multimedia Lead in promoting and supporting the effective uses of video, audio, textual, graphical and other electronic media in support of teaching, learning, research and administrative purposes. Supervisory responsibilities include daily management of the multimedia ticket queue and multimedia student staff productivity. This is a one-year, full-time position that will overlap by approximately one month with the incoming Multimedia Strategic Fellow.

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


Sophia Engelman, assistant director of Residence Life, is the recipient of the 2018 College of Liberal Studies Graduate Student Academic Achievement Award and the 2018 Graduate Student Academic Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
The CLS Graduate Student Achievement Award recognizes five students who demonstrate evidence of scholarly accomplishment beyond the completion of outstanding degree coursework. The Graduate Student Academic Achievement Award recognizes one graduate student across all colleges who demonstrated evidence of scholarly accomplishment beyond the completion of outstanding degree coursework. She will be inducted into the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society.

This May and June, Luther professor Dan Davis will take two different groups of Luther students on excavations: Robert Muller '20, Anna Luber '20 and Zachary Ziarnik '20, will accompany Davis to Caesarea, Israel, where they will help launch a new, multi-year excavation, and Collin Carpenter '19 and Alex Aakre '19 will help Davis with artifact processing in Southern Greece.

Todd Green's paper from Luther College's Reformation Day Symposium has been published in the Occasional Paper Series of the University of Denver's Center for Middle East Studies. The title of the paper is "Seeking the Muslim Martin Luther: Against Calls for an 'Islamic Reformation.'" The paper is available online.

Emeriti Mark Z. Muggli and Diane Scholl and College Archivist Hayley Jackson, members of the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission, will present the annual Historic Preservation Award to five Charles Altfillisch homes on Thursday, May 17, City Hall Council Chambers, 5 p.m., with light reception to follow. Altfillisch designed a dozen of Luther College's buildings.

Deborah Gover, Rachel Storlie, Edwin Andereck, Andrew Whitfield, Carol Hester, Julie Knox, James Griesheimer, Julia Wharton, Philip Wharton, Marjorie Wharton, Arthur Cohrs and William Kuhlman will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Grace Episcopal Church as part of its 150 anniversary year celebrations. The concert features works by Bach, Dvořák, Prokofiev, Purcell and others, and is open to the public with no charge for admission. A free will offering will be taken.

Todd Pedlar, professor of physics, received a three-year renewal of his grant from the National Science Foundation for "Heavy Quarkonium Spectroscopy at Belle and Belle II" (NSF Award #1807007), in the amount of $178,507, supporting research work for him and Luther students members of the Belle and Belle II Collaborations, international groups which operate an experiment at KEK, the national high energy physics laboratory in Japan. He and his student researchers are engaged in a continuing study of the strong nuclear interaction using bound states of the bottom quark and its antiquark partner using data taken from 2000 to 2010. They are currently involved in commissioning of the new Belle II detector system which has begun operations in a new data taking period, slated to run through 2025 or later. 

Holly Moore, associate professor of philosophy, and Ana López '19, recently attended the annual meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where Moore presented her work, "Platonic Epagōgē and the Purification of the Method of Collection."

Storm Bailey presented a paper, "The Problem of Exclusivism in 'Interfaith' Work," at the Open-mindedness in Philosophy of Religion conference at Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas, April 7.


For rent: Well-maintained, three-bedroom, two-bath home located on the Upper Iowa River. Minutes away from the Luther campus, the Trout Run Bike Trail, and downtown Decorah. Available this summer with move in time negotiable. Non-smokers only. For more information, call 379-3956 after 6 p.m.

For rent: Three-bedroom home for rent overlooking the Upper Iowa River, 50 feet from the bike trail, and just a few minutes walk from downtown. Enjoy the river and sunset views from your deck nestled in the woods. Includes two-stall garage. $1,200/month plus utilities, one-year lease. Contact Steve, (608) 438-6580 or [email protected].

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.

For sale: Lovely three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath condo; 2,100 square feet, open plan, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, air conditioning, spectacular screened porch, two-car garage. Contact William, 419-8570.

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. Asking price is $395,000.

For sale: Ladies golf clubs with 11 irons, plus sand wedge, pitching wedge, putter and three woods (1,3,5) - all matching. Cost $2,000 new, asking $200 OBO. Am moving. Contact Sylvia Aschim, (563) 382-3772.

Wanted: Searching for a one-bedroom or three-bedroom apartment to rent, either for just myself (2018 Luther grad) or for myself and two coworkers for the summer (at least). Contact Cassidy, <woodca04>, with any suggestions or options available!

Wanted: Seeking volunteer faculty, staff, students, and others to help with a potential Luther College Historic District designation. The requirements are enthusiasm for the college history and its buildings and some free hours between now and Sept. 1, 2018. Guidance/training will be provided. Contact project co-coordinators, Mark Z. Muggli, professor emeritus of English, <mugglimz>, and Ryan Engelman, assistant director of student activities, <engery01>.

Wanted: I'm hoping to borrow copies of the major, most recent college histories (Nelson, Kaasa/Jordahl, Bunge/Mohr/Nimrod) for a Luther-related project that might take up to six to nine months. I promise to return them in good condition. Contact Mark Z. Muggli, <mugglimz> or (612) 720-5795. 

Wanted: I am planning to work this summer at Luther. In order to save as much as possible (and get to know people from the Decorah community), I am looking for off-campus housing opportunities this summer. Please let me know if you would be willing to host an international student, I promise I am uncomplicated. And I would be eternally grateful for your help. Contact Anthony, <perean01>.

Wanted: Luther student with experience in gardening, yard work and house plant care. I need someone to help clean up the yard (starting any time) and to take care of plants/yard while I'm on vacation in June. Offering $10/hour. Contact Laurie, <zarila01>.

Wanted: Thirteen, soon to be 14-year-old, responsible female looking for babysitting or caring for your pets over the summer. Please contact Meg, <hammma01>.


And finally...

Congratulations to all the high school track and field participants competing in the State meet Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19.

Darin Svenson, KDEC AM/FM sports director, will cover the events and report on athletes from all schools in the KDEC listening area. Svenson will report results of area girls and boys events in all classes beginning in the 10 a.m. hour on both KWLC 1240 and FM 100.5. In addition, expanded coverage from state includes blogs, video interviews and more on the KDEC website.