Tuesday, Oct. 10

TUESDAY 10/10/2017

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Homecoming 2017 has proven that thunderstorms and lightening hold no power over the enthusiasm and joy Luther alumni have for their alma mater! On behalf of the Alumni and Development Office, thank you to everyone in our campus community who helped prepare for and host homecoming visitors and provide them a memorable homecoming experience. We greatly appreciate your hard work and assistance. In spite of the rain, the weekend was a big success! — The Alumni and Development Office


Fall break hours

Preus Library
Thursday, Oct. 12: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 13: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15: Closed
Monday, Oct. 16: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: 8 a.m.-midnight

Thursday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-17: Closed

Legends Center
Thursday, Oct. 12: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 13: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15: 11 a.m-6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Welcome Desk and Dahl Centennial Union
Friday, Oct. 13: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Oneota Market
Friday, Oct. 13: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 16-17: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Book Shop
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15: Closed

Thursday, Oct. 12: Closes at 5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 13-17: Closed

Nordic Brew, C-Store, Grab-N-Go
Thursday, Oct. 12: Closes at 5 p.m.
Friday-Tuesday, Oct. 13-17: Closed

Thursday, Oct 12: Closes at 6:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7:30 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 14-15: Closed

Impact of Giving Annual Report

"We practice joyful stewardship of the resources that surround us." We are pleased to share with you our Impact of Giving Annual Report. This report highlights the impact of the generous support of our alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Luther, and represents activity during our fiscal year, June 1 - May 31. We value your investment in our mission and extend our sincere thanks for entrusting us with your support. With profound gratitude, The Luther College Alumni and Development Office

Tuition Benefit program deadline Nov. 1

Luther is pleased to offer its faculty and staff a benefit that is highly unique in today's workplace: higher education for one's dependents. The Tuition Benefit program has a three-step application process available online.

Deadlines are as follows:
Nov. 1: Applications due
Dec. 1: Finalized list of colleges due
May 15: Confirmation form due

For complete information about the process and an application form, see the HR benefits website. Contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430, with questions.

Technology Help Desk tip of the month

Register all personal devices to a Luther Network. Benefits include better browsing, no more LCGuest, saved cellular data and more. Registrations are cleared each summer. For more information visit https://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips/.

Luther College and Raptor Resource Project build banding station

A grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources allowed Luther College and the Decorah Raptor Resource Project to build an autumn migration banding station on campus, giving students unprecedented direct access to wildlife and conversation research. The banding station, located on Hawk Hill on the northeast edge of the Luther campus, is large enough for classes to observe wild birds, band them and gather data before releasing them back into the wild.

Lawn-spraying day Friday

Luther College will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 13, with Saturday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 15, set as back up days as needed.

Real Talk Discussion Wednesday

Navigating Relationships in College will be the monthly topic for the Real Talk Discussion Series, held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Larsen 120. This discussion series is a place to engage in open, respectful dialogue about important topics that relate to well-being. This event is sponsored by Counseling Service, Wellness and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

More CEPE Book Groups

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement invites students, staff, faculty and community members to sign up for the next round of book groups, which will meet twice after fall break. Authors range from a neuroscientist to a Reformation historian, to a social psychologist, to local author Keith Lesmeister. Check out all of the titles and sign up at cepe.luther.edu. Contact <victoria.christman> with questions. 

Words of Wellness available

Check out the October issue of "Words of Wellness." This month's main article is on "In a slump? Fix your posture" (via Harvard Health), and Hongmei Yu is the spotlight employee of the month. It includes other tips and a printable recipe, with all content written by student wellness ambassadors. Opt-in for emailed monthly editions.

Wellness workshops

Join Wellness for 30 minute workshops in October: StressLess with Mindful Snacking at noon Friday, Oct. 13, in Mott; Relaxation Techniques at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in Hovde; or StressLess Sleep More at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Mott.

Need a massage? Sign up for a chair massage Oct. 16

Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for $1/minute chair massages, paid by cash, check or card at appointment, from 1-5 p.m. every other Monday in Borlaug, including Monday, Oct. 16. Chair massages can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Visit the Wellness event calendar for more information and to sign up.

Sponsor a family this holiday season

It's time for Christmas Cheer and SAC service is looking for help to sponsor families in need in the Decorah community and Northeast Iowa. Departments interested in sponsoring a family should contact the SAC Service co-chairs at <sacservice> for more information.

Not Quite Free Lunch for employees

Enjoy the NQFL for Luther employees Tuesday, Oct. 10, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. Come enjoy a meal anytime 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Nobel Room. Cost is $5 payable with cash, check or Luther ID. The lunch includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Dining Services e-newsletter

To stay in the Dining Services loop on specials, schedules and hours over school breaks, subscribe to the Luther College Dining Services E-Newsletter. It is sent out once a month with the most up-to-date reminders and information regarding all things Luther College Dining Services.

Learn about traveling to London and Florence

Know a student who wants to spend a semester in London, England, and Florence, Italy? Encourage them to come learn more about the ACM's "London and Florence: Arts in Context" program for spring 2019 from the London director Amy Weldon. She is teaching a creative writing course called "Writing in London" as part of the program. The meeting is 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Main 218. Email Amy, <amy.weldon>, for more information.


Chapel this week

Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Alyssa Henning, Founders Day Chapel; choir: Aurora
Friday, Oct. 13: Fall Break, no chapel
Monday, Oct. 16: Fall Break, no chapel

Home sporting events this week

Friday, Oct. 13: Women's soccer vs. Wartburg 5 p.m.; men's soccer vs. Wartburg 7:30 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 10: Distinguished Lecture: James Fallows, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 11: "The U-Turn" screening, 7 p.m., Valders Hall of Science Room 206; Guest Recital: J.J. Kaufmann, jazz piano, and Jon Ailabouni, trumpet, 7:30 p.m., Orchestra Room, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Thursday, Oct. 12: Emeriti Colloquia: Richard Ylvisaker, "Supreme Court Decisions (again)," 3 p.m., Matt Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Friday, Oct. 13-Tuesday, Oct. 17: Fall Break
Monday, Oct. 16: Decorah Power Learning Series: Small Community, Big Impact, 7 p.m., Valders Hall of Science Room 362

James Fallows to give Farwell Distinguished Lecture

The 2017 Farwell Distinguished Lecture will be presented by James Fallows at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the CFL Main Hall. The award-winning journalist and author will give a talk titled "It's happening here: American Renewal, Ingenuity, and Innovation," the result of a three-year, 54,000-mile journey across America and reports on how the country is putting itself back together in the wake of recession and division. A question and answer session and book signing will follow.

'The U Turn' screening Oct. 11

Join College Ministries, HOLA-Enlaces, the Diversity Center and the Spanish department in a screening of Luis Argueta's documentary "The U Turn" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Valders 206. The film tells the story of a group of Guatemalan Immigrant women and children in Postville, who lost their fear of speaking out about the abuses of which they were victims to. A discussion with the producer will follow the screening.

Portrait day Thursday

Need a new photo taken? Traveling abroad soon and need to get a passport photo? Stop by the Media Relations office, Dahl Centennial Union Room 213, for portrait studio day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. No appointment necessary.

CEPE: Pop-Up Programming – Gun Violence and Gun Law

In the wake of the recent massacre in Las Vegas, join the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement for a discussion on gun law and gun violence in the U.S. at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Olin 102. Two short interviews will be shown, one in favor of increasing restrictions on gun ownership, and one in favor of limiting restrictions. A conversation about this complex issue will follow.

Emeriti Colloquium Oct. 12

Richard Ylvisaker will be the speaker at the Luther College Emeriti Colloquium at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Mott Room. His topic is "The Second Amendment and The Supreme Court." All members of the Luther community are invited.

Faculty/staff pizza party Oct. 12

Thursday, Oct. 12, Luther faculty, staff and families are invited out for wood fired pizza at Luna Valley Farm from 5-8 p.m. Bring the whole family for a night of pizza and community in a beautiful setting. Luther will buy the pizza, you buy drinks (beer, wine, soda, sparkling water and hard cider available for purchase). Please RSVP by noon Wednesday, Oct. 11 (space is limited). Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, Center for Sustainable Communities and the Dean's Office.

Byrnes to speak at Decorah Power's fall Learning Series

Luther College alumnus Josh Byrnes is the featured speaker in Decorah Power's fall Learning Series at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in Valders Hall of Science Room 362 on the Luther College campus. Byrnes, the general manager of Osage Municipal Utilities, will give a presentation titled "Small Community, Big Impact: The Proud History and New Directions of Osage Municipal Utilities."

Gilbertson to speak at Luther College Woman's Club meeting

Carol Gilbertson, Luther professor emerita of English, will present "Women and the Reformation" at the October meeting of the Luther Woman's Club, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Contact Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288 with concerns.

Bringing TV dinners back

Join Professor Andy Hageman to watch and discuss an episode of "Comrade Detective," a 2017 satire filled with great performances, smart writing and provocations for ethical conversations at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in CEPE 214. Set in Romania in the 1980s, "Comrade Detective" uses the mean streets of Bucharest to reinforce communist ideology and cold war anxieties about the U.S. TV dinners will be served. Seating is limited to 12. RSVP to <cepe>.

Sexual violence on college campuses

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement welcomes investigative journalists Jessica Luther and Erin Alberty '01, for a discussion about the culture of sexual violence on college campuses at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Center for Faith and Learning Recital Hall. Author of "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape," Luther broke a story of sexual assault by a Baylor football player. Alberty was part of the Salt Lake Tribune Pulitzer Prize-winning team that exposed sexual assault cases at BYU and Utah State.

CSS: American Rhapsody Oct. 20

American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook, presented by The Gershwin Big Band and music director Michael Andrew, comes to the CFL Main Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Enjoy a Center Stage Performance of irresistibly fun Jazz Age music. According to Broadway World, "Andrew's virtuoso performance is startling in its complexity…clearly this is a role he was born to play." Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office or tickets.luther.edu.

Women as Leaders panel Oct. 26

Four Luther College alumnae will speak on their professional careers and personal experiences as females in the workforce during a panel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. A reception will follow the panel in the CFL Qualley Lounge. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.


Celebrations this week

Oct. 10: Bach Fosaaen
Oct. 12: Brenda Ranum, Kris Agena, Daina Bond
Oct. 13: Terry Sparkes
Oct. 14: Heather Armstrong, Caleb Barnes
Oct. 15: Alex Jackson, Annette Laitinen
Oct. 16: Rebecca Shaffer, Allison Jenicke

Welcome new hires

Carrie (Smith) Courtney accepted the position of Student Activities Administrative Assistant. She replaced Mary Weis, who began her new position as the Welcome Center and Information Operator. Carrie began work on Oct. 4. Her office is Dahl 106, telephone 387-1023.

Pamela Ihns started her position as Administrative Assistant, Facilities Services, Oct. 5. Her office is Facilities Services, telephone 387-1010.

Job postings

Interim Coordinator for Music Organizations and Marketing, Instrumental: Responsible for three major tours: the Symphony Orchestra, which begins its tour Feb. 1, 2018; the Concert Band in March 2018; and Jazz Orchestra tour in April 2018. Each tour is multiple days with a number of performances. Additionally, the person will work on the plans for the Vienna Orchestra residency scheduled for the next academic year and help support the January and February Dorian Festivals for band and orchestra. Qualified candidates will have a background in music and experience in marketing and management. This interim position will run through spring 2018 and is open only to internal applicants (current employees and spouses).

Full time administrative assistant in the music department: Provide support to faculty members and the department head. Position provides assistance in many aspects of department business including faculty load, pay authorization, budgets and scheduling. Responsibilities also include reporting on student records and requirements, assistance with accreditation and faculty searches, and supervising student workers. Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent plus two years office-related experience and must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

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


A Luther College collaboration on childhood obesity research shows that community- and school-based interventions are effective in reducing the rise of childhood obesity. Partners in the research include Loren Toussaint, Luther College professor of psychology, along with recent Luther graduates Kristin Housholder and Katelyn Janssen; Ann Mansfield, Luther class of 1979 and Luther's project coordinator for Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative; and Brian Lynch, Luther class of 1996 and Mayo Clinic Pediatrician.

Luther College President Paula Carlson presented the Luther Distinguished Service Award to eight alumni at the college's annual Homecoming Alumni Dinner Oct. 6. Honored during the ceremony were Sue English '82, Janice Gray '62, Michael Harman '82, John Helgeland '62, Sheldon Hermanson '52, Sujay Lama '92, Larrie Wanberg '52, and Julie Wurtzel '77.

Working with both student and professional athletes, Amanda Gilbertson '18, assisted hockey and basketball strength coaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this summer. As an intern, Gilbertson assisted the coaches with a comprehensive injury prevention and performance-enhancing training program. In addition to preparing and maintaining the environment for each session, she would often participate in the training to help individual athletes with exercises specific to them.

The bee population has slowly been declining across the globe, causing scholars to panic about the lasting impact the decline will have on native plant communities. Nikhil Thacker '18, researched and observed bumble bees, known scientifically as Bombus, and how to preserve the areas the bees rely on for their survival. Thacker worked with Beth Lynch on his project titled "Use of Forest and Prairie Habitats by Bumble Bees (Bombus spp.) in Northeastern Iowa."

Annalise Johnson '18, and Kristen Carlson '18, both communication studies majors, presented competitively-chosen papers at the Iowa Communication Association Conference Sept. 29-30 at Central College. Johnson's paper won the top student paper award.

Jacob Sund '18, McKenzie Carney '18, Emma Withers '18, and Christian Deranek '18,​ ​presented o​n​​ Teaching Suffrage Movements Through Project Based Learning​ ​at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa Oct. 2.​​ Their presentation focused on helping teachers understand the​ benefits of authentic historiography and project-based learning in a social​ ​studies curriculum through a unit on suffrage movements. ​They focused on examining ​four suffrage movements​ ​in U.S. history ​that ​allows students to experience the importance of agency in democracy, all while​ ​understanding the historical significance of these events.​

Two pieces of art created by David Kamm are included in a "Reformation Reformed" exhibit at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn., on view Oct. 29 through Nov. 15. Rather than looking back at the Reformation, exhibit organizers challenged artists to look ahead at the future of the Reformation. One of Kamm's pieces is a mixed-media pill bottle filled with spiritual supplements that bears a label containing prescription information from Dr. Martin Luther and a list of possible side effects. The other work is a photographic selfie titled "Me 'n God."

Amy Engelsdorfer's composition, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," has received enthusiastic reviews by Timothy Michael Powell of The Choral Journal, the official publication of the American Choral Directors Association. Appearing in the Oct. 17 issue (by happy coincidence, the memorial issue featuring Luther's Weston Noble), Powell states that Engelsdorfer's SAB setting is "a refreshing addition to the repertoire."

Deborah Norland presented a seminar at Work in Progress in Social Studies at the University of Malta Oct. 3. Norland presented "The Navajo: Language, Culture and Politics, with special reference to English as a Tool of Empowerment or Subjugation," a look at the history of Navajo Native Americans  and how the English language has forced the Navajo language into a decline. This was the first in a series.


For rent: One-bedroom, plus-bonus-room-home for rent in Decorah. $725+/per month plus utilities. Very clean. Large deck, garage, central air, refrigerator, stove, microwave. Nice neighborhood. Pet friendly. $100 for pet deposit. No smoking. References required. Call, (507) 993-6741, for showing.

For rent: Two-bedroom ranch-style home with attached two-car garage near Luther available for long-term lease. No pets. No smoking. References necessary. Call Harman Realty, 382-2020, for more details.

Wanted: Studio space for drum set practice, preferably a basement, garage or similar available space. Typical practice times from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., but mostly afternoons. Can negotiate rent and a schedule that is agreeable for both parties. Call or text Brennen, (303) 918-3739, with options.

Tickets available: Fun, food, silent auction, live auction and door prizes will be available at the Humane Society Love & Friendship Adoption Center Tails & Treasures benefit 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Oneota Country Club. Thanks to sponsors, 100 percent of ticket prices and auction proceeds go to support the dogs and cats in HSNEI's care. The evening will start with a social hour with heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and entertainment, and will culminate in a live auction with signature dog and cat statues decorated by local artists. Purchase tickets and see all the great silent and live auction items when posted at hsnei.org

For sale: All-natural non-GMO pork, no hormones, no antibiotics, lots of room to run and root. In half or whole-hog quantities. Ready in November. Contact <enobejo>, or 380-4185 anytime.

For sale: Fuel-saving 2012 silver Chevy Volt with 71,000 miles. Call or text Tammy, 379-8263.


And finally...

The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The second Wednesday in October, this year Oct. 11, is recognized as Stop Bullying day or Unity Day. It's designed to bring awareness to the harm of bullying and encourage people to stand up against it. People who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, changes in sleeping and eating, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. Take a stand against bullying this month and use the hastag #NationalStopBullyingDay.