Tuesday, Nov. 21

TUESDAY 11/21/2017

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Campus closing early Wednesday, Nov. 22

We are pleased to announce that offices can close early and staff are permitted to leave work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Most non-exempt employees scheduled to work eight hours on Wednesday will work six hours and receive two hours of additional pay. Those employees who will have already worked their shift by 3 p.m. or those who must work their full shift because of the nature of their position will be given the option of taking two hours of paid time-off on a different day. If there are any questions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Human Resources.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

- President Carlson and the Cabinet

Strategic planning forums Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

The Strategic Planning Committee and Action Plan Task Force invite and encourage all faculty, staff and students to participate in strategic planning forums 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the CFL Recital Hall and 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in Olin 102. The purpose of these forums is to share Draft Three of the strategic plan and to invite discussion about emerging goals, objectives and activities. Contact Brad Chamberlain, <brad.chamberlain>, or Eric Runestad, <eric.runestad>, with questions.


'Christmas at Luther' parking restrictions

In order to accommodate the large number of visitors anticipated for "Christmas at Luther," the following parking restrictions are in effect from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, when normal lot regulations go back into effect:

The general parking areas of the library, Jenson-Noble and city pool lots will be reserved for visitors. Students should move their vehicles from these lots to either the Regents Center or Farwell lots. Faculty and staff may park in the library and Sampson Hoffland lots provided they move by 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday unless attending the performance.

Exception: Vehicles displaying a commuter, Baker or college apartment sticker may park in the gravel city pool lot provided they vacate the spaces before 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

The faculty/staff parking area by Valders will be reserved for handicapped parking. Alternative parking includes the roadway from Sampson Hoffland to the main gate, Regents Center and Farwell lots.

Starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 3, the lots on the east and west side of the CFL will also be designated for handicapped parking only.

Cooperation with these changes is appreciated. Vehicles found to be in violation of these special event restrictions are subject to fines. 

Thanksgiving break hours

Preus Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 23-25: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 26: 6 p.m.-midnight
Monday, Nov. 27: 7:30 a.m.-midnight

Regents Center
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23: Closed
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 24-25: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Legends Center
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23: Closed
Friday, Nov. 24: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Aquatics Center
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 6-9 a.m.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 6-9 a.m.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Welcome Center
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 8:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 23-26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Oneota Market
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 23-26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 21: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 21: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Nordic Brew
Tuesday, Nov. 21: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 21: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 21: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 21: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 21-22: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 23-26: Closed
Monday, Nov. 27: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Staff meeting Christmas party

The December staff meeting will be a Christmas party held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Peace Dining Room. Donations will again be accepted and appreciated for the Decorah Community Food Pantry. Monetary donations are encouraged as cash gifts allow the Pantry to purchase in bulk. They will gladly accept non-perishable items, as well.

Holiday break notice

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the heating set points will be lowered in areas that are not scheduled for occupancy through campus programming. For instance, Loyalty Hall is set to unoccupied. Faculty and staff may use buildings over the break, but indoor temperatures can be expected to be lower than normal. If you know you will have office hours over break, please let <Facilities> know by noon Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Service drive only

The drive between Facilities Services and Korsrud Heating Plant buildings is for the use by Facilities and Security staff only. All others please refrain from using the drive as a shortcut and obey the signs that are in place. This is for the safety of employees as they work between the two buildings. Facilities staff appreciate your cooperation.

Holiday sale in the Diversity Center 

The Diversity Center is having a holiday sale 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1. New arrivals from SERRV and great gift offerings will be available.

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United Way update

As of last week, we are at 82 percent of the college's goal of $14,000. Thank you for your support in making Winneshiek county a great place to live.

Congratulations to Eric Baack and Carol Johnston. Their names were selected as last week's drawing winners. Eric won three lunches at the Not Quite Free Lunch, for himself and two friends, sponsored by Amundson Wellness Program. Carol won a mystery prize from the Alumni Office. There's still time to donate to the United Way and be eligible for the drawing. Stay tuned for next week's winners.

New at luther.edu

Three new stories have been added to the Alumni Profiles page.

Kendra Swanson '07, a scientist in residence with the Cedarburg (Wisconsin) School District, talks about how Luther helped her be a learner in a variety of areas.

Attorney Erik Fern '04, shares how networking with fellow alumni led him to his current position at a Decorah law firm.

William Hatungimana '16, a graduate student at the University of Kansas, says his professors helped guide him to experiences he wouldn't otherwise have had. He appreciated their availability. "I am a chatty person, so I enjoyed dropping by my professors' offices to visit," he says.

Book Shop news

Alfredo Alonso Estenoz released his new book "Borges En Cuba" to the Book Shop. Stop in and pick up a copy today and congratulate him on the endeavor.

Miss the lecture and book signing by Ryan Sallans? There are a few copies of his book, "Second Son," left in the Book Shop. Sallans also left a few copies of "What is Normal Anyway," by Morgan Boecher.

Advent calendars are in stock. Supplies are limited so come quickly.

CAL Book Shop events
From 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, Harley Refsal, Luther professor emeritus, and James Miller '20, will have a wood carving demonstration in the Book Shop. They have created a limited edition Luther College wood carving ornament. Matteo Musso will be signing his new book, "Handbook of Us, Understanding and Accepting People with Autism," from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas at Luther visit day

Luther is hosting a Christmas at Luther Visit Event Thursday, Nov. 30, for high school seniors interested in participating in music at Luther. The admissions event culminates in the evening's "Christmas at Luther" performance. Registration for the visit day event is Sunday, Nov. 26.


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, Nov. 22: No chapel, Thanksgiving break
Friday, Nov. 24: No chapel, Thanksgiving break
Monday, Nov. 27: Brian Caton

Home sporting events this week

Tuesday, Nov. 21: Women's basketball vs. UW-Platteville, 6 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Nov. 21: Women's Club Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 22-26: Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov. 27: Decorah Power Learning Series, Susan Hendershot Guy, "Stewardship, Faith & Community Decision-Making," 7 p.m., Valders 362

Lukes, Grimm to speak at Nov. 21 Woman's Club meeting

Decorah residents Jim Lukes and Marty Grimm will present "Decorah Green Houses: 141 Years Young" at the Luther Woman's Club meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Contact Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288, for more information.

Susan Hendershot Guy to present at Decorah Power Learning Series

Climate change is a moral issue that greatly affects the most vulnerable, believes the Reverend Susan Hendershot Guy, the executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light. Guy will explore her theory in "Stewardship, Faith and Community Decision-Making: How Consumer-Owned Utilities Can Reflect Member Values and Priorities" at the next Decorah Power Learning Series at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in Valders 362.

Registered chamber group recital Dec. 4

The Luther Music Department presents a group recital consisting of Luther's registered chamber groups at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in the Noble Recital Hall. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Groups are selected for the recital based on an application process. Chamber groups are faculty-coached. Each group is comprised of music students who show extreme dedication to their craft.

Christmas in the Union

Enjoy free cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider, as Luther celebrates "Christmas in the Union" 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. Santa will make an early stop in Decorah by the Union fireplace from 5-6:30 p.m. Other highlights include: kids crafts and activities, Christmas cartoons and live music, holiday dinner in the cafeteria, and reading of children's holiday books. The Book Shop activities include: an all-day Christmas sweater party with participants getting a treat, in-store promotions and Buddy the Elf specials. Buddy the Elf will visit between 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sign up for Santa's naughty or nice list. Free popcorn all day.

The family-oriented event is open to the public with no charge for admission, and is sponsored by SAC Special Events, Book Shop, Dining Services, PALS and LSEA.


Celebrations this week

Nov. 22: Scott Carlson
Nov. 23: Robert Shedinger
Nov. 24: Martin Klammer, Eric Runestad
Nov. 25: Greg Eide, Jennifer Self, Valentyn Sazonov, Sally Ming
Nov. 26: Vikki Barness
Nov. 27: Renae Hartl, Kim Powell, Erik Stoen

Nov. 21: James Schell, 5 years

Retirement celebration

Mary Overvold-Ronningen, associate professor of nursing, is retiring after 23 years of service to Luther. During her time at the college, Mary served as coordinator of the Rochester campus, an advisor for the Student Health Advisory Council, taught classes on the Rochester campus and served as interim department head. Join in wishing her well on her retirement 2:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Sampson Hoffland atrium.

Position openings

Development Officer: Serves as an ambassador of the College with responsibility to build and develop long-term, donor-centric relationships built on a firm understanding of the donor's interest, passions and values. The primary objective of the officer is to advance the mission of the College by planning and implementing a program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors with major and planned gift potential in support of Luther's fundraising initiatives and institutional priorities. Qualified candidates will have at least three years extensive experience in development, major gifts or related area, and a proven track record in direct donor cultivation, solicitation and gift closure.

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


The Department of Nursing was awarded $10,000 from the Max and Victoria ​Dreyfus​ Foundation to purchase intravenous pumps for the lab and simulation learning spaces. "We are honored and elated to provide greater accessibility to our students with equipment that reduces medication administration errors" said Jessica Raabe, who is serving a​s​ project director for the process.

Dean Vesperman participated in a College and University Faculty Assembly symposium "Troubled Waters: Making Sense of the Post-Election World with Preservice Teachers" Nov. 15. This research investigated how student teachers resolved the appearance of primary artifacts when teaching about the 2016 presidential election.

Dean Vesperman, with Kailee Keyser '18, Morgan Benthin '18, Bailey Smith '18, and Maddie Kieler '18, presented at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference in San Francisco Nov. 17. They presented their work on how to integrate literacy strategies into the social studies classroom.

Linda Martin and Jill Wilson presented two sessions at the Iowa Music Educators Association conference in Ames, Iowa, Thursday-Friday, Nov. 16-17. They were titled "SODA (SOng and DAnce) Club: Not Your Average Children's Choir" and "Muse Hour and the Voices in Harmony Memory Choir." Wilson also led a session on the Iowa Fine Arts Standards Adoption Process.

Three music education majors presented their senior project research in the research poster session at the Iowa Music Educators Association Fall Conference Saturday, Nov. 18: Daniel Melaas-Swanson '18, "Exploring the Population of Non-White Students in the Secondary Music Classroom"; Katie Koenning '18, "Orchestral Seating Placement and Self-Efficacy"; and Sara Byom '18, "Female High School Jazz Instrumentalists: Perspectives of Directors and Students." Their senior project supervisor is Jill Wilson.

Jill Wilson co-chaired the Iowa Fine Arts Standards committee. She was part of a presentation to the State Board of Education Wednesday, Nov. 15. The committee approved the proposal, allowing Iowa to adopt Fine Arts Standards.

Luke Pulliam '18, interned with IowaWORKS, assisting displaced workers and young adults with employment barriers. He helped them find unemployment insurance, gave assessments to pinpoint career opportunities, referred them to jobs and established plans of action for each person.

Savannah Hartman '18, worked for the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging in Waterloo, Iowa, for her summer internship. Specifically, she worked in the Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention program. Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging serves 18 counties in northeast Iowa, providing elderly care and support programs.

Developing information technology skills while also taking financial structure courses and job shadowing, Charles Mugwagwa '18, spent his summer as an intern with the Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., in Fairfield, Iowa. In addition, he had the opportunity to job shadow a Structured Query Language developer and take classes to learn more about the financial market.


Wanted: Looking for a room or an apartment to rent from January-November 2018. Contact Sarah, <forssa03>, with availabilities.

Peanut brittle: Need a consumable gift? A treat to bring to a party? A treat for yourself? Try Julie's homemade peanut brittle. Available in 1/2 and full pound bags, or 3/4 pound in a decorative glass jar. Each order made fresh the night before the order is due. Also freezes well. Contact Julie, 387-1865 or <julie>.


And finally...

"As we express gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!