Tuesday, Oct. 3

TUESDAY 10/3/2017

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Training and workshop schedule fall 2017

As the Interim Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion at Luther, one of the major items I am charged with is strengthening the cultural competency of our workforce. Cultural competency focuses on an individual's ability to navigate and work across cultural differences. To that end, I am excited to present a series of staff development workshops designed to engage us in dialogue and consideration of ways to move the college toward inclusive excellence. Information on each workshop, including how to register, is listed here. I invite you to attend, participate and engage with your colleagues on this important topic. - Lisa Scott


Pick up key requests

Key requests must be picked up at Facilities Services within 30 days. For those who have made requests in August or early September this year, keys must be picked up by Monday, Oct. 2. Student work supervisors, please remind students to pick up keys ASAP. Any keys not picked up by Oct. 2 will be pulled. At that point, the department head will need to make a fixit.luther.edu request again. Contact Facilities, 387-1146, 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/.

Christmas at Luther tickets on sale Oct. 5

It's hard to believe, but Christmas at Luther tickets are coming soon. All faculty and staff can secure their Christmas at Luther 2017: The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen tickets online starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Please contact the Ticket Office, 387-1357, for help setting up an online ticket account. For more information, check out the CAL Faculty/Staff tickets page.

New York Times online and mobile subscription

Preus Library and the Student Senate continue to provide all students, faculty and staff complimentary access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps. Accounts must be recertified every 365 days. Visit the registration page and log in using existing credentials to reactivate an account. Contact Freeda, <fbrook> with concerns.

Book Shop news

Five Luther authors will be featured by the Book Shop throughout the day during Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 7.

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jerry Johnson, former Luther director of public information, will sign his book "A Limit of Coot: A Curmudgeon's Final Observations about life in the North Country;" Keith Lesmeister '01, will sign his new book, "We Could've Been Happy Here."
  • 1-3 p.m., copies of "Just a Thought or Two," "Holiday Stories" and "Land of Promise, Land of Tears" by Jerry Twedt '57, will be available; Marvin Slind, emeritus history professor, will sign his new book, "Ivy."
  • 3:30-5 p.m., Kurt Clopton '92, will sign his new book "Superguy."

The Book Shop is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday. All books listed above are available for purchase in the Book Shop.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in Valders 206, Todd Green will give a lecture on Islamophobia and International Affairs. The Book Shop is hosting a book signing after the event. Green's book, "The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West," is available for purchase in the Book Shop and will be available for purchase during the book signing.

Missed the book signing for Marjorie Woollacott last week? The Book Shop still has a few signed copies of her book available for purchase.

Escalation workshop Oct. 5

An escalation workshop is being held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Olin 102 and is open to all faculty, staff and students. The workshop includes a film, followed by discussion that will identify signs of relationship violence and will share tools on how to help. It is sponsored by Counseling Service, Wellness, NASA, Student Life, Active Minds and Helping Services for Children and Families.

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 with cash, check or Luther ID. The lunch includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Walking challenge in October

Wellness is holding a month-long walking challenge with mini-challenges built in during the month of October. Participate in just a few, or all of the challenges, including: personal step tracking challenge for the month, a department step challenge (supervisors contact <wellness>), Park on the Perimeter Week, Walk to Work Week and more! For more information and to register, fill out this form.

October Masters Swim sign up

Masters Swimming registration is open for October. Each month, approximately 12 workouts are offered at the Luther Pool: 6-7 a.m. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays and 4-5 p.m. Sundays. Classes are open to swimmers of all fitness and ability levels. Cost is subsidized by Wellness based on attendance. Contact [email protected]; Kate Elliott, <ellika03>; or Brittany Cord, <cordbr01>, to sign up.

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? 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.

Progressive walking supper

A progressive walking supper begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 4. Part of the Healthiest State Initiative's annual walk, the free meal begins with appetizers from 5-5:30 p.m. at Carrie Lee School park. Participants will leave Carrie Lee at 5:30 p.m., eat walking tacos available at John Cline School from 5:45-6:30 p.m. and walk to the Decorah Public Library for dessert beginning at 6:45 p.m. The free meal is open to the public, with funding from the Winneshiek County Community Foundation, Gundersen Health Systems, Decorah Public Library, Decorah Public Schools, the Luther women's basketball team, Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative and Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission. For more information, check out Iowa Food and Fitness on Facebook. 

Get vaccinated at Flupalooza

The Norse Blue Flupalooza will be held 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Union. Cookies and coffee coupons will be handed out. Cost for staff and faculty is $25, cash or check, paid at time of service. Student cost is $25 and may be charged to the student's account. Help protect the Luther community from the flu! #GETVACCINATED


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. 4: Father Phil Gibbs; choir: Cantorei
Friday, Oct. 6: Heidi Murken Borkenhagen; choir: Collegiate Chorale, Wind and Percussion Ensemble
Monday, Oct. 9: Harleigh Boldridge, Interfaith storytelling

Home sporting events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 3: Men's soccer vs. UW-Platteville, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 4: Volleyball vs. Wartburg, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 7: Men's and women's swimming and diving hosts alumni, 11 a.m.; football vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 1 p.m.; women's soccer vs. Loras, 5 p.m.; men's soccer vs. Loras, 7:30 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 3: KATIE open workshop, 8 a.m., Hovde Lounge; General Recital, 9:40 a.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; Paideia Text and Issues Lecture: Susan Schmidt, "The Paradox of Change: Using Migration to Consider the Disruptive and Constructive Power of Change," 7 p.m., Center of Faith and Life Recital Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 4: SAC Homecoming Open Mic Night, 6:30 p.m., Marty's

Thursday, Oct. 5: SAC Homecoming Promo Night, 5 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union Cafeteria; Local Elections Candidate Forum, 7 p.m., Valders Room 206; Theatre Performance: The Life of Galileo, 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts; Homecoming "Rally in the Valley," 8 p.m. Regents Center Main Gym

Friday, Oct. 6: Theatre Performance: The Life of Galileo, 8:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts; Homecoming Jazz Night, 8:30 p.m., Marty's

Saturday, Oct. 7: Phi Beta Kappa Symposium: Katherine Shaner, "Slavery, Paul, and Luther's Legacy for the Bible," 9:30 a.m., Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall; Homecoming parade, 10 a.m., downtown Decorah to Luther campus; Theatre Performance: The Life of Galileo, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts; To This Day: Remembering Nordic Choir's First International Tour, 2 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; SAC Concert: Ben Rector, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Sunday, Oct. 8: Homecoming Concert: Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band and Nordic Choir, 1:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall; Islamophobia and International Affairs: A Conversation with Todd Green on Advising at the State Department, 7 p.m., Valders Room 206

General Recital Oct. 3

The Luther College music department will host a general student recital at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. This event, open to the public with no charge for admission, features various performers, ensembles and soloists.

Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series: Be the Change

Contemplating change as both a powerful tool of construction and a disruptive act, Susan Schmidt will present Luther's opening Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. A reception will follow in the Qualley Lounge. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Political science presentation: 'Corruption, Democracy, and the Dynamics of Brazil's Political Crisis'

Pedro dos Santos will discuss his research on Brazilian politics, focusing on the latest corruption scandals in the country and their influence on democracy, during a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Koren 217. The event is open to the general public with no charge for admission.

Chinese Moon Festival Oct. 3

The Chinese Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, held on the 15th day of the eighth month in Lunar calendar, is a popular harvest festival celebrated in China and other Asian countries. This year, it falls Tuesday, Oct. 3. Co-sponsored by Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, and Asian Student Association and Allies, a Moon Festival Party will take place from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Farwell Lounge on the eighth floor. Enjoy delicious moon cakes and fragrant tea while playing Chinese games and learning about Chinese culture.

'From Parlor to Countryside' opens

A student-curated exhibit, "From Parlor to Countryside: Recent Fine Arts Collection Print Acquisitions," opens Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Luther College Union Gallery. Hannah Bergstedt, Luther junior, curated the exhibit as part of her Luther College Work Study opportunity. The exhibit, featuring select prints donated to the Luther Fine Arts Collection during 2017 by John and Leone Suttie, and Emeriti Professor Wilfred Bunge and Ruth Bunge, will be on display through Dec. 4.

Local candidate forum Oct. 5

The Luther College political science department, Luther College social work program and the American Association of University Women is hosting a local political candidate forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Valders 206. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Rally in the Valley

Rally in the Valley, sponsored by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, is 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Regents Main Gymnasium. The Homecoming pep rally will include Norse apparel giveaways, a faculty/student basketball game, a speech from football head coach Aaron Hafner and student performances. All are welcome to attend.

'The Life of Galileo'

Following the life of the "father of modern science" Galileo Galilei, the Visual and Performing Arts department presents "The Life of Galileo" Oct. 5-7 in the Jewel Theatre in the CFA. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Tickets are $10 or free with Luther ID. For more information visit tickets.luther.edu.

Phi Beta Kappa Symposium to feature Katherine Shaner

Martin Luther's concept of returning to the sources to analyze scripture sometimes conflicted with his concept of the singular authority of scripture. Katherine Shaner, Luther class of 1998, will examine the tension between these two concepts in Luther's interpretation of slavery in the New Testament at the college's 2017 Phi Beta Kappa Humanities Symposium at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the CFL Recital Hall. Using slavery and its historical and theological context within Pauline communities, Shaner will explore how conversations about slavery have shaped modern theology and how Luther's legacy and slavery evolved both in the church and public in the following decades.

'To This Day' viewing

In 1967, former Luther Professor Emeritus of Music Weston Noble took about 100 talented Luther students on tour. Fifty years later, as part of a three-year student/faculty collaborative project, Aidan Spencer, Luther senior of Decorah, Iowa, and Jacqueline Wilkie, Luther professor of history, created a documentary of that historic first tour. An official viewing of "To This Day: Remembering Nordic Choir's First International Tour" will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Noble Recital Hall of Jensen-Noble Hall of Music on Luther's campus. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Ben Rector takes the stage Oct. 7

SAC Concerts is proud to present Ben Rector at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at tickets.luther.edu. Best known for his award-winning album "Brand New," Rector has sold more than 250,000 albums and has more than two million downloads.

Premiere touring ensembles to perform Oct. 8

Featuring the college's premiere touring ensembles, the Luther College Homecoming Concert is at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. Performing at the concert are Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Baldwin; Concert Band, under the direction of Joan de Albuquerque; and Nordic Choir, conducted by Andrew Last. In addition, four music awards will be presented.

Islamophobia and International Affairs: A conversation with Todd Green on advising at the State Department

During the 2016-17 academic year, Todd Green served as a Franklin Fellow in the U.S. State Department. His mandate was to advise the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs on matters related to Islamophobia and human rights. Green will discuss his experience working in the highest levels of the U.S. government and explain how the nature of his work changed with the shift in administrations during a lecture at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in Valders 206. Sponsored by the Religion Department and Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, the lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Scott to give presentations

Alumni artist Robby Scott '13, will make two presentations on campus Monday, Oct. 9. The first presentation is 9 a.m. in CFA 203, and the second is 11 a.m. in CFA 215. Both presentations are open to the public with no charge for admission. Scott's visit is co-sponsored by the Luther Art Galleries, the Art Program and the Career Center. An exhibit of Robby's work is currently on display in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, CFA.

Enjoy the fall festival Oct. 9

The fall festival is 3:45-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, on the Koren front lawn, rain or shine. Faculty are asked to encourage students to attend, regardless of major. Enjoy music, selfie booth, games, prizes and more. Snacks will be provided, courtesy of the Education Department.

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.


Celebrations this week

Oct. 3: Britt Rhodes, Michelle Monroe
Oct. 4: Doreen Bidne, Renee Gunderson
Oct. 5: Jane Hawley, Vicky Jaeger, Stacy Henning
Oct. 6: Ken Larson
Oct. 7: Julie Shockey Trytten, Aaron Nordheim
Oct. 8: Nathan Ersig
Oct. 9: Kathy Buzza, Travis Huinker

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Kim Bohr, Caleb Barnes, Dawn Reding, Judy Boese and Steve Busta! Please enjoy a free lunch on Dining Services. Kim, Caleb, Dawn, Judy and Steve were randomly selected from the October faculty/staff birthday calendar.

Thank you

To all who played a part in Family Weekend programming. Any ideas, comments or feedback regarding events—past or future—can be sent to Sue, <drillisu>, in the Development Office. Next year's Family Weekend dates are Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23, 2018.

Welcome new hires

Please welcome Carrie Courtney as she begins her first day Wednesday, Oct. 4, as the Student Activities Administrative Assistant in the Student Activities Office.


Doris Patterson has announced her retirement. effective Dec. 31. She will will have worked for Luther for more than 29 years at the time of her retirement. We congratulate Doris and thank her for her dedicated service to the college.

Job postings

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.

Full-time development and stewardship coordinator: Provide administrative and project management support for development, campaign and stewardship programming and events. The coordinator will manage the Legacy Trust endowed scholarship stewardship programming; coordinate and manage event planning; assist campaign co-directors in managing campaign programming, appeals and other mailings; coordinate the Norse Athletic Association programming for the development office; and assist athletic directors and coaches in coordinating and planning NAA. Coordinator will provide income and expense reports and provide administrative support for the director of development and director of Stewardship and Special Events. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of associate degree in business and/or finance, or equivalent work experience.

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


Kathy Buzza participated in Iowa Public Television's "The Great British Baking Show: Iowa Edition" competition in August. Buzza submitted her "Apricot White Chocolate Walnut Scones" via recipe and photo to the competition and was selected as a finalist for Iowa's Great British Baker. Three judges tasted and viewed the product and listened to the finalists talk about the product and the history behind the recipe. Hundreds of people attended the competition and were treated to samples of the finalists' baked goods. "The Great British Baking Show" is a BBC original airing in the U.S. on PBS and Netflix.

Lucas Sinclair '20, of Carlisle, Iowa, spent the summer interning at the Iowa State Treasurer's Office in Des Moines. Throughout the course of his internship, Sinclair worked on implementing a new imaging system software and tested it for any bugs. He also sorted through safe deposit boxes that were turned over to the state as unclaimed property from banks.

Exploring her passions in art and design, Vanessa Mendez '18, of San Diego, California, interned in marketing over the past few months at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum in Escondido, California. As a marketing intern, she developed marketing assets including managing calendars, creating website headers and working on social media promotions. In her daily work, Mendez felt free "to be independent, creative, and a leader."

Nathan Burwell '18, of Eagan, Minnesota spent the summer as an intern at the National Archives and Records Administration. Burwell assisted in the processing and formatting of U.S. Navy muster roll-logs of all enlisted men and women aboard a ship at a given time, using Microsoft Excel.  Throughout the course of his internship, Burwell learned that the role of an archivist can vary greatly depending on what type of project they are working on. Throughout the course of his internship, Burwell learned that the role of an archivist can vary greatly depending on what type of project they are working on.

Paige Harris '19, of Eagan, Minnesota, spent the summer as an intern at the Sojourner Project, a non-profit domestic violence shelter in the Twins Cities that has provided help to those in dangerous situations since 1979. During her internship, Harris learned how to interact with women and children who have experienced domestic violence. She was responsible for assisting with screen callers over the crisis line, interventions, client meetings, intakes and other paperwork, and cofacilitation of support groups.

Andy Hageman gave a research presentation called "Imagining Belts, Roads, and Walls: Infrastructure in Contemporary Chinese SF" at Mechademia, an annual conference on Asian Popular Cultures at Minneapolis College of Art and Design Sept. 23.

Amy Weldon's essay Sweet Home is out in the new "Political Landscapes" issue of About Place Journal.

Jim Martin-Schramm recently gave presentations about a book he co-edited, "Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril," at First Lutheran Church in Decorah Sept. 17, and Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minnesota, Oct. 1. He also presented "Practicing Joyful Stewardship: Luther's Sustainability Initiatives," to a joint meeting of the Dubuque Chapter of Iowa Interfaith Power & Light and the Sisters of the Presentation in Dubuque Sept. 24.

David Upham '92, is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Carlo A. Sperati award. Upham will be presented with the award at the Homecoming concert, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, where the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band and Nordic Choir will perform.

Morgan Benthin '18, Kailee Keyser '18, Madelyn Kieler '18, and Bailey Smith '18, presented on "Literacy Strategies: Engaging Social Studies Students" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. Their presentation focused on how literacy is an essential aspect of the social studies classroom and therefore, all teachers should know how to incorporate these instructional methods within their classroom. They discussed four strategies that will improve students' content area literacy and allow them to enter the discourse of the discipline with ease. They explained how the strategies are a perfect way of integrating C3 and CCSS into the social studies classroom.

Dean P. Vesperman presented on "Game Theory: A Tool for Teaching Strategic Decision Making" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. His session introduced game theory as a lens for understanding historical and political decision-making. Participants learned a few simple games and had the opportunity to make their own games.

Koltin Pfaffle '18, Kailee Keyser '18, and Dean P. Vesperman presented on "Station Hops for the High School Social Studies Classroom" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. Their session focused on how station hops are no longer a pedagogy just for the elementary classroom. Station hops can be used to teach numerous topics and issues in history, geography, political science and economics. This pedagogy promotes positive interdependence of students as they either master a skill (analyzing political cartoons/pictures) or delve deeply into a historical era.

Danielle Johnson '18, Marissa Kot '18, Hannah Miller '18, and Whitney Williams '18, presented on "Using Multimedia to Compare Past and Present Democratic Movements" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. Their session focused on exploring and analyzing historical documents such as the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, to identify the fundamental principles of American Democracy. Those fundamental principles were then be applied to social justice movements from the past and present to explore how democracy has changed over time and how significant events of the past connect to current issues today. Educators participated in activities such as analyzing photographs, speeches and songs from movements and discussions on how democracy has changed.

Samantha Harris '18, Samantha Phillips '18, Aubree Tsurusaki '18, and Kayla Ingvalson '18, presented "Through the Eyes of a Politician: A Simulation of the U.S. Government" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. They presented on an interactive fifth grade unit plan on the three branches of U.S government. Participants had the opportunity to participate in a portion of the simulation, as if they were a fifth grade student passing a bill in the classroom. Participants broke into groups based on the three branches of government and took on the role of a politician, using a given "character card."

Kirsten Burrett '18, Averie Manke '18, Todd Conway '18, and Erika Hinz '18, presented "Dive Into the Standards by Exploring Midwest Geography" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. Their session explored the benefits of implementing real world activities in the classroom. The session focused on geography of the Midwest region and allowed educators to experiment with GAK (slime) to represent how glaciers have had an impact on landforms. Participants also engaged in creating a 3-D map of the landforms in the Midwest region by using a variety of materials.

Kathryn Roets '18, Liliana Mondragon '19, Israel Vazquez '18, and Deanna Grelecki '18, presented "Discussing the 1960's: Techniques for Secondary Classrooms" at the Iowa Council for Social Studies in Altoona, Iowa, Oct. 2. Their presentation focused on how the secondary social studies classroom comes alive when discussion is a primary mode of instruction. This session examined four discussion techniques, and how they can be used to teach different lessons of the 1960s in a U.S. history classroom. Topics included music in social activism, counterculture, the Vietnam war and the Space Race. An excerpt from each lesson demonstrated how the variety of strategies used for these topics allow students to more deeply understand the era, as well as more critically assess the lasting impact of the "hippie" decade.


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, preferrably 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.

Wanted: Small office space with waiting area needed to meet clientele. Shared office would work well. Call or text Carol, 419-8213.

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

For sale: Barely used Gold's Gym Elliptical, located in Decorah. Only three-four years old. Not currently being used. Make a reasonable offer. Contact Sue, <leidsa01>, with offer.

For sale: Apple original earpods, never used in case with pre-lightening connector, $20; purple travel wallet with place for passport, money, credit cards, $15; iPad iHome case with Bluetooth keyboard, $20; Bill Blass black padded iPad case with shoulder strap, $10; Motorola Roadster Bluetooth hands-free car phone connector, $20; iPad Mini notebook-style colorful case, $5; eight iPhone 6 phone cases, $3 each; dark green glider rocker cushions, $50. Contact <kimpowell> for photos.

For sale: Five cross-breed rabbits for sale. $5 each. Three males are all black, one black-and-white female and one gray-and-white female. They under a year old. Contact Michelle, <larsmi04> for more information.


And finally...

Bust into a big grin...Friday, Oct. 6, is World Smile Day. The famous yellow smiley face was created by Harvey Ball in 1963 and has become one of the most recognized symbols in the world. Celebrated the first Friday of October, World Smile Day is a day to perform an act of kindness and make at least one person smile. So take a moment to do a good deed, send someone a card, have a smiley flash mob, cheer someone up or take a smiley selfie and post it with #worldsmileday.