Tuesday, May 22

TUESDAY 5/22/2018

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Commencement speaker

BJ Nichols, Luther alumnus and partner at Ernst & Young, will give the commencement address. Nichols, a native of Decorah, was a staple on campus as he was growing up. He graduated from Luther in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in management and Spanish. He received his Master of Business Administration from Babson College in 2004.

He currently works in the Insurance and Federal Claims Services sector for Ernst and Young helping companies and governments recover financially following catastrophic loss. Most recently his work has taken him to the Caribbean to assist with recovery efforts following hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017. A frequent speaker and writer on complex business interruption and property damage claims, Nichols also teaches courses on financial modeling, economic damages and lost profits.


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 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.

Finals week hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday-Saturday, May 22-26: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. 

Welcome Center
Tuesday-Thursday, May 22-24: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, May 25-26: 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 24: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (The evening cafeteria meal will be served in Peace Dining from 5-6:30 p.m.)
Friday-Saturday, May 25-26: 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 27:7-10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Marty's and C-Store
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, May 24: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Beginning Friday, May 25: Closed for the summer

Nordic Brew
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, May 24: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, May 25: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Closed for the summer 

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Friday, May 22-25: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sunnyside Cafe
Closed for the summer

Book Shop
Tuesday-Friday, May 22-25: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Monday, May 28: Closed 

Mail Center
Tuesday-Friday, May 22-25: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, May 26-28: Closed

Preus Library
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Thursday, May 24: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, May 25: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27: Closed

Regents Center
Tuesday-Friday, May 22-25: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, May 28: Closed

Tuesday-Thursday, May 22-24: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, May 25: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, May 27: Closed
Monday, May 28: Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 22-23: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, May 24: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, May 25: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, May 26-28: Closed

Emeriti status announced

Congratulations to the following faculty members granted emeritus/emerita status: Joyce Becker, Ellen Drewes-Stoen, Paul Gardner, C. Nicholas Gomersall, Ruth Kath, Bradley Miller, Ramona Nelson, Mary Overvold-Ronningen, David Ranum, Wade Shilts, Terry Sparkes, Edward Tebbenhoff, Jeffrey Wettach and Jacqueline Wilkie.

Jones professor announcement

The Dean's Office is pleased to announce the appointment of David Thompson, professor of Spanish, as the Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities for 2018-20. A formal presentation of the award will take place at fall convocation. Congratulations!

Fiscal year end approaching

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. 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.

HR updates

New Medicare card
Medicare and Medicaid Services are sending new cards with new Medicare numbers to everyone with Medicare. Instead of Social Security Numbers, the new Medicare card will include a new unique number. This will help to protect against identity theft and protect Medicare from fraud. Medicare will automatically mail a new card to the address on file with Social Security. As long as the address is up to date, there's nothing that needs to be done. If the address needs to be updated, go to Social Security online. There is more information available on the HR website.

Shingles shot
Shingrix is a new Shingles shot that is covered at 100 percent (both the administration fee and the serum) at the doctor's office for those age 50 and over. The following pharmacies cover it at 100 percent as well: Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Safeway and Target. Other pharmacies would be considered out-of-network, which would still cover the vaccine but at a lower level of benefits. HR has been told Donlan and Walmart pharmacies also cover it 100 percent on the Luther health plan. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has not recommended Shingrix for individuals ages 49 and younger.

  • Recommended for healthy adults ages 50 and over to prevent shingles and related complications.
  • Recommended for adults who previously received the Zostavax shingles vaccine to prevent shingles and related complications.

Cable television changes

Beginning June 1, Luther will no longer provide cable television in individual student rooms on campus. Cable will continue to be provided in key, public areas on campus including social lounges in residence halls, Legends Fitness Center, Marty's and several other locations. This change is being made due to several factors including the changing nature in which students consume media and the institutional cost for providing cable. With more students using streaming-based services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu or connecting to specific providers such as ESPN through an existing cable television subscription, it makes more sense for Luther to invest savings from this change into our wireless network which has been stressed over time with this transition to streaming services. Students provided feedback in decision making process via the Campus Life Committee. This summer, ITS is investing more than $160,000 to make improvements to the campus wireless network. This include upgrades in Miller and Dieseth Halls (including Brunsdale Lounge), Brandt Hall, and the College Apartments.

Students who wish to acquire a cable television package will be able to subscribe directly with Mediacom. At the beginning of the fall semester, a Mediacom representative will be on campus to answer questions from students and/or to receive subscription requests.

June 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 Thursday, June 5, blood screenings with Winneshiek Medical Center here on campus by visiting the website for more information. There will be no blood draw in July on campus and we will resume Aug. 28. Contact <wellness>, with questions.

Book Shop News

Book signing
Saturday, May 26, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Associate Professor of English Amy Weldon will be signing her new book, "The Hands on Life."

Closed for inventory
The Book Shop will be closed for inventory Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1. Please consider purchasing items before the store closes. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Fall Distinguished Lecture

Jonathan Haidt, Social Psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business will give the Farwell Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Main Hall of the CFL. Haidt will discuss themes related to his two most recent books, "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion" (2012) and "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure" (2018).

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!

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 today 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 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 organizations that have business in August 2018.

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

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

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.

HR on-campus events in May

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.

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>.


Chapel this week

Thank you for supporting chapel throughout the academic year. Services will begin again with opening convocation in the fall.

Events this week

Thursday, May 24: Senior Send-Off, 5 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union
Friday, May 25: Showcase Concert, Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Saturday, May 26: Showcase Concert, Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra, 1:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Baccalaureate, 8 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, May 27: Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m., Carlson Stadium

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.

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 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."

Commencement weekend summary

Luther Commencement weekend events begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, with a Senior Send-Off in the Cafeteria and Marty's. Events of the weekend include Commencement, Baccalaureate, concerts, honors celebrations and receptions.

For a full and up to date schedule visit: https://www.luther.edu/commencement/schedule/

Fest(EV)al June 2

Co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Communities, don't miss Northeast Iowa's premier electric vehicle festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. Fest(EV)al will offer relevant workshops about electric vehicles, interactive displays, refreshments and a exposition of of electric vehicles available in the region. Learn about electric vehicles and see the cars up close. This event is family friendly, offering kids activities, a brat fry and Moo Mobile ice cream. Visit energydistrict.org/festeval for more information.

Adult Dorian Choral Retreat 'Livssang'

The Dorian Choral Retreat will be hosted at Luther from June 29 through July 1 with the culminating event, "Livssang," at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in the CFL Main Hall. A presentation of all the choral music rehearsed throughout the weekend, "Livssang" provides a musical finish to the retreat. The Dorian Choral Retreat is available to anyone interested who is at least 19 years of age. For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/choralretreat.


Celebrations this week

May 22: Bruce Arendt
May 23: Rick Hughes
May 24: Tammy Hove, Michelle Larson, Roxanne Wellborn
May 25: Rachael Jones, Eric Karius, LaDonna McGohan, Jill Wilson
May 26: Kelly Harris, Melissa Rosendahl
May 27: Jose Deras, Bob Harri, Ken Kubesh, Eric Westlund
May 28: Mark Eichinger


The memorial service for Roger W. Anderson, class of '48, Luther faculty member from 1958-89, and long-time Decorah resident, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah, with visitation starting at noon. Burial will be in Phelps Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Luther College for the "Dr. Roger W. and Amme E. Anderson Endowed Scholarship" for teacher education and music students.

New employees

John Androus started his position as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach on May 1. His office is Regents Center 16C, telephone 387-1612.

Megan Buckingham started her position as Assistant Director of Reunion Giving on May 14. Her office is Loyalty 105, telephone 387-1180.

Chris Clift started his position as Assistant Football Coach/Staff Instructor in HPE on May 4. His office is Regents Center 11D, telephone 387-1637.

Veronica Livingood began her position as custodial staff on May 14. Her office is Preus Library, telephone 387-1236.


Amy Weldon's novel "Eldorado, Iowa" will be published in December 2018 by Bowen Press Books.

Kaelib Teegarden '19 had an essay "Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Penning" published in the May 20 Malta Independent. Teegarden is studying in Malta this semester and this essay was part of his service learning work with the Biological Conservation Research Foundation. Teegarden is a political science and economics major.

Junior Janet Irankunda has received the Krahn Family Student Life Service Award for her extensive contributions to student life at Luther through her service to the community. Irankunda plans to graduate from Luther in 2019 with a major in music and a minor in K-12 music education. The award is given to one student who has demonstrated a strong contribution to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College.

Luther sophomore Maxwell Eness has received the Kuh Family "Positively Luther" Award for his contributions to the student experience at Luther College. Eness is a 2016 graduate of Ames High School and plans to graduate from Luther in 2020 with majors in philosophy and environmental studies. The Kuh Family "Positively Luther" Award is given each year to a student whose character, leadership and participation in co-curricular and other educationally purposeful activities enhance the quality of campus life.


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 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.

Wanted: Family resort on a Minnesota lake needs someone to work 26 hours a week (daytime): chores, maintenance, cabin cleaning. Experience with small sailboats a plus but not necessary. $12 per hour plus room and board. Could be for half or all of the summer, starting June 9. Ideal for music student who wants lots of practice time, or student who loves being outdoors. Low-impact state park with unique flora/fauna across the lake. Contact Kate, <narveska>.

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.


And finally...

Best wishes to the class of 2018! We wish you happiness and fulfillment on your journey, and a lifetime of taking chances.

"What do chances become? New friendships, exciting opportunities, and daring discoveries. Chances are invitations to grand adventures, tickets to unforgettable experiences, and doors to whole new worlds. Chances help you see who you are, what you want, and where you want to go. So, what will you do with your chance? Now that's up to you."

From "What do you do with a chance?" by Kobi Yamada