Tuesday, Aug. 29

TUESDAY 8/29/2017

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Fall semester Opening Convocation Aug. 31

Welcome the class of 2021 and celebrate the start of a new academic year at Opening Convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, in the Center for Faith and Life. Convocation speaker is Meline Toumani, author of "There Was and There Was Not," the 2017 summer reading. The book explores the question of what makes us human, and how we can see humanity in those with whom we are at odds.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. If possible, offices should close so all can attend.


New strategic plan

The Strategic Planning Committee has completed the first draft of the college's new strategic plan, identifying a set of goals and objectives to guide our work over the next five years. The draft is available here for your review. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend one of the following open forums to hear more about and discuss the results of the community's collective efforts. The forums are: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 4 p.m., Peace Dining Room; Thursday, Sept. 7, 9:40 a.m., Peace Dining Room.

Fall 2017 hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Open daily: 7:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Welcome Center
Sunday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday, Aug. 29-Friday, Sept. 1: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 2: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3: Closed
Normal hours resume Monday, Sept. 4
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon
Sunday: Closed

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Nordic Brew
Daily: 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Daily: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Deadline is Friday

This is the final chance to submit a proposal to present or perform at the Luther College symposium "The Reformation of Everything" to be held Tuesday, Oct. 31. The deadline for proposals is Friday, Sept. 1. For more information on the event, visit the website www.luther.edu/reformation-2017/conferences/. To submit a proposal click on the link "Submit a proposal."

Family Weekend schedule

The Sept. 22-24 Family Weekend 2017 online schedule can be found at http://www.luther.edu/parents/family-weekend/schedule/. People coordinating campus events during Family Weekend, or having special prices, hours of operation or other  are asked to check the schedule to ensure the event is accurately listed. Questions, corrections or submissions, please email <drillisu> before Friday, Sept. 1.

Garbage reminder

As a reminder to all faculty, staff and community members, Luther College trash dumpsters, and those of the contractors, are only for the disposal of college-generated waste. Use of them for personal waste generated off-campus is prohibited. The recycling bins for cardboard, plastics, metal and paper are open for use by all.

Reason CMS training

This fall, web content is offering two different Reason classes. Reason 101 is for people who have never received Reason training or feel like they need a refresher after summer. Reason 201 is for those who have mastered the basics of Reason but would like a reminder about specific guidelines and learn about new features. Sessions are Thursday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 14. Visit the ITS Calendar for more information.

Employee wellness fall class registration

Registration is open for the first fall six-week session of employee wellness yoga, pilates and tai chi classes. Details and the registration form for each are available on the recreational services website. The cost is $24 for each six-week session and is open to current employees and spouses. Please email <wellness> with any questions.

Book Shop news

Have textbooks or books to sell for cash? A book buyer will be in the lobby of Dahl Union from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. No need to have purchased the books from the Book Shop.

Do not miss the first opportunity of the year to order a Luther class ring. A representative from Jostens will be in the lobby of Dahl Union from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, offering a discount on most class rings orders.

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Act now to reserve a place at the Nobel Peace Price Forum "Dialogue in Divided Societies," honoring 2015 Nobel Peace Prize recipients-the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, at Augsburg College. Free registration, transportation and lodging. The first 25 students to email <cepe> by Friday, Sep. 8, get a spot in a van departing Thursday evening, returning Saturday evening. Preference given to sophomores, juniors and seniors. More information at http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/ or contact <victoria.christman>.

Toner phone scam

Several offices have recently received a phone call from an unidentified source asking for specific details about the copier or printer in the office. These callers demand information regarding the brand and model number of the machines in the office and attempts to send toner with an invoice that is three or four times the regular retail price. The majority of copiers/printers on campus are under a contract with Ricoh to supply the toner, parts and service. Ricoh will not call offices for ordering toner and supplies. It is not recommend to offer them any of information; giving them any information will only help fuel the next caller's tactics. It is best to request they not call again and disconnect the call. For any questions, contact the Document Center, telephone 387-1631.

Luther women's basketball Junior Norse

Join Luther women's basketball for the fourth year of Junior Norse. Girls in grades two through five are invited to improve their fundamental skills and learn to love the game of basketball with the 2017-18 LCWBB team. Junior Norse meet four Thursdays this fall (Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5) 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Regents Center Main Gym. Cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. Contact Amanda Bailey, <necham01> or 387-1584, for registration 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, Aug. 30: Anne Edison-Albright
Thursday, Aug. 31: Opening Convocation at 9:40 a.m., author Meline Toumani
Friday, Sept. 1: Mike Blair
Monday, Sept. 4: Storm Bailey

Home sporting events this week

Aug. 29: Men's soccer vs. NIACC (exhibition), 4:30 p.m
Sept. 1: Men's soccer vs. Colorado College, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 2: Women's tennis vs. Wheaton, 11 a.m.
Sept. 3: Men's soccer vs. University of Washington-St. Louis, 2 p.m.; women's soccer vs. Knox College, 4 p.m

Events this week

Tuesday, Aug. 29: Student activities and organizations activities fair, 11 a.m., Bell Green Lawn
Wednesday, Aug. 30: "Great Places" gallery show opens, 9 a.m., CFL
Thursday, Aug. 31: Opening Convocation, 9:40 a.m., CFL
Friday, Sept. 1: "Just Passing Through" gallery show opens, 9 a.m., CFA Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery; SAC Entertainment "Dead Horses," 6 p.m., Bentdahl Commons
Saturday, Sept. 2: SAC Fest, 11 a.m., Bentdahl Commons and Farwell Clearing; SAC Entertainment Jim Wand, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; SAC Cinema outdoor movie night "Wonder Woman," 8:45 p.m., Bentdahl Commons
Sunday, Sept. 3: Music Faculty Showcase Recital, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Family fun day, 3-4:30 p.m., Luther soccer pitch; Beyond the Barbed Wire: documentary on Japanese internment during WWII, 7 p.m., Valders room 262

'Great Places' art exhibit Aug. 30-Oct. 11

"Great Places," an exhibit featuring oil paintings by Carl Homstad, Decorah artist and Luther alumnus, will be on display Aug. 30-Oct. 11 in the Luther College Center for Faith and Life. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Just Passing Through' art exhibit Sept. 1-Oct. 8

Featuring paintings and 3-D objects created by Luther College Alumnus Robby Scott, the exhibit "Just Passing Through" will be on display Sept. 1-Oct. 8 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts on the Luther campus. The gallery is open to the public with no charge for admission.

SAC presents Dead Horses

Milwaukee-based folk band Dead Horses will take the "stage" at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in Bentdahl Commons. Despite their youth, Dead Horses have crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by early-American prose as it is modern Americana music. Tickets are $8.

SAC Fest

Featuring lawn games and root beer floats, SAC Fest is open to the Luther community 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2; no charge for admission.

Jim Wand to perform Sept. 2

With more than 30 years in the field of hypnosis and 11,000 professional engagements under his belt, Master Hypnotist Jim Wand makes a return visit to Luther with a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday, Sept. 2, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, telephone  387-1357 or [email protected].

Movie night

Grab a blanket and some friends for an outdoor showing of "Wonder Woman" 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Popcorn available while supplies last. This event will be held in the Bentdahl Commons, with a rain location of Valders 206. This event is open with no charge.

Faculty music showcase

Featuring strong vocals and precision on strings, woodwinds and piano, Luther music faculty will present a showcase concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.

Family fun day Sept. 3

Luther faculty, staff and families are invited to the Sunday, Sept. 3, men's and women's soccer games at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively, and take part in Luther Family Fun Day between games from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy root beer floats and watermelon while cheering on the Norse. Children have the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite Luther athletes as well as a chance to dunk faculty, staff and coaches in a dunk tank. Don't forget to dress in blue and white to get ready for another great year at Luther.

'Beyond the Barbed Wire'

Learn about the unique experiences of Japanese Americans who came to Minnesota after being forced into internment camps following Pearl Harbor at "Beyond the Barbed Wire: Documentary on Japanese Internment during WWII" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, in Valders 262. St. Olaf students and faculty who produced the film will be present with a Q&A following the screening. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. Questions, contact <victoria.christman>.

Norse Athletic Association Fall Sports Luncheon Sept. 5

Luther's Norse Athletic Association invites the community to the NAA Fall Sports Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Sept. 5. The luncheon, held in Peace Dining Room on the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union, costs $5 per person. A great chance to get firsthand information on Norse athletics, the luncheon features all of the fall sport coaches speaking on their respective seasons to date. The 2017-18 Norse Business Sponsors will be presented their plaques for the year, and an update on the new and ongoing facilities projects will be given as well. Attendees can get a nearly eagle-eye view of the new blue turf football field and the renovated tennis courts from the Peace Dining overlook. To make a donation or to RSVP for the luncheon please contact Russell Schouweiler, 387-2161 or <schoru01>.

Ben Rector tickets go on sale

Musician Ben Rector will perform Saturday, Oct. 7, in the CFL. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Thursday, Aug. 31 at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, 387-1357 or <boxoffice>.

Center for Ethics and Public Engagement re-open house

Stop by to see the CEPE's renovated space, learn about upcoming programming and envision spending time in a comfy spot enjoying a fall book group discussion during the CEPE re-open house 9:40-10:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in Olin 214. Refreshments will be served.

CEPE pop-up programming with pizza: Destroying history or celebrating bigotry?

Is there a correct way to commemorate the past? Should Confederate statues be removed? Join professors Robert Christman, Nancy Gates Madsen, Sören Steding and Lea Lovelace for a round table discussion using a variety of historical examples to explore this question at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in Valders 262.

Reunion film and peace building

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Steinar Bryn from the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue (Norway) has spent years educating students and politicians on his methodology of peace dialogue. Tuesday, Sept. 12, Bryn will screen the film "Reunion," and host a discussion of peacemaking in the modern world from 5-7 p.m. in Olin 102. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, the Dean's office and the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue.


Celebrations this week

Aug. 29: Rachel Vsetecka, Chris Garcia-Prats, Laura Wright
Aug. 30: Nancy Barry, Wayne Tudor
Aug. 31: Rebecca Sullivan, Danielle Kohut, Nathan Leistikow
Sept. 1: Victoria Christman, Amy Weldon, Lisa Lantz, Kyle Fey, Elaena Hoekstra
Sept. 2: Trish Neubauer, Kari Goodno, Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre
Sept. 3: Amy Webber, Eric Ellingsen, James Garcia-Prats, Nancy Pickar

Aug. 29: Mark Eichinger, 15 years; Xiao Hu, 15 years; Jon Jensen, 15 years
Aug. 30: Rita Tejada, 15 years
Sept. 1: Kathy Kerber, 35 years; Tim Schweizer, 30 years; Jacqueline Wilkie, 30 years; Barbara Bohach, 25 years; Michael Chesher, 25 years; Laurie Iudin-Nelson, 25 years; Kimberly Powell, 25 years; Daniel Baldwin, 20 years; Brenda Broghamer, 20 years; Wade Shilts, 20 years; Jeff Wilkerson, 20 years; Miko Kominami, 15 years; Gary Moss, 10 years; Margaret Britton, five years

Job postings

Facilities Services administrative assistant: .75 FTE, six-hours per day, 12-month position as administrative assistant to administer the College fleet and serve as one of the administrative assistants/receptionists in the Facilities Services office. Duties include accommodating transportation requests, maintaining vehicle records, ensuring drivers are approved and completing motor vehicle record checks. General administrative assistant duties also required. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma, substantial work-related experience, a valid driver license and a high level of computer skills for the college's web-based work order system and Microsoft Office.

Admissions counselor or assistant director of admissions: Full time. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Based on the level of experience of the successful candidate, the title will be either Admissions counselor or assistant director.

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


Human serum albumin is the most abundant protein found in human blood plasma. Emily Fuller, '19, of Bettendorf, Iowa, is researching the interactions between curcuminoids and Human Serum Albumin using steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy for her summer research project at the college. Fuller is working with Olga Michels on her project. 

Susan Schmidt published an entry "Special Immigrant Juvenile Status" in the Encyclopedia of Social Work Online, published by Oxford University Press and the National Association of Social Workers Press.

​Emeritus William Kuhlman performed a series of recitals in Sitka, Alaska, on the historic 1844 Kessler pipe organ at Sitka Lutheran Church, assisted by Yvonne Kuhlman. Earlier in the month, they recorded organ excerpts for KUAW, the National Public Radio outlet in the area. They have been serving as summer docents at Sitka Lutheran Church, interpreting the narrative regarding the connections between the Russian occupation in the 18th and 19th centuries and the subsequent arrival of the Finnish/Lutheran governor, clergy and pipe organ in the 1840's and their impact on the island's cultural and religious life. ​

Maryna Bazylevych was awarded St. Mary's College Visiting Women's Fellowship at Durham University, United Kingdom. She will spend J-term 2018 working on her book project that examines feminization of healthcare in post-socialist region. The purpose of the Visiting Women's Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for women scholars to conduct research at Durham University in conjunction with staff within a Durham academic department or Research Institute. The output of the fellowship must be of direct benefit to women in the fellow's own country or beyond.


For rent: Four bedroom home in a quiet Decorah neighborhood available Jan. 1. $1,100/month, includes water, garbage and recycling. Attached one-car garage. One bedroom on ground floor. One full bath, one half bath upstairs. New washer and dryer. Fenced yard with patio. Can be available part-furnished. Dogs allowed. Deposit and reference required. Contact Ben, <mooreben>, with inquires.

For rent: Spacious four bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home available Sept. 1. Large kitchen and living room. Back patio and two-car garage port. Nice sized backyard. Pet friendly house. Call Jim, 382-5701, for more information.

For rent: Two-bedroom ranch-style home, located at 622 Center St. Near municipal pool and Luther College. Attached two-car garage and full basement. Pets and smoking not allowed. References required. Contact Mark, [email protected], with inquires.

Wanted: Looking for 1-2 large area rugs, ideally around 10-feet by 12-feet, to transform basement into a nice play space for the kids. Please email Andrew, <hagean03>, with options.

Wanted: Looking to buy an Igloo-type dog house for a larger dog. Please email Melissa, [email protected], with options.

Roommate wanted: Looking for a female roommate, temporary or permanent. $475/month, includes all utilities and Wi-Fi. Walking distance to downtown. Room available in lower lever of home, with walk-out entrance. Owner and child also live in the home. Contact Sharon, [email protected] or 387-7767, with inquires.

Driftless Dodgers baseball game: Decorah's Driftless Dodgers will host the Menomonie Blue Caps for a vintage baseball game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. This is a benefit game, with donations going to the Decorah Free Clinic. The game will be played at the open playing field northwest of the Luther field house. The Good Shepherd Band will provide additional entertainment. Contact Loyal <rueloyal> for more information.

Friends and neighbors picnic: Luther students, faculty and staff are invited to the eighth annual Welcome Friends and Neighbors Picnic at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 701 Iowa Avenue, Sunday, Sept. 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. The picnic includes local food, live music by local musicians, games for kids and good conversation. The picnic is open to everyone with no charge. In case of rain, the picnic will be held in the church. For more information, go to www.goodshepherddecorah.org/.

Demonstration: Emergency Management of Winneshiek County has purchased a sand bagging machine that will fill 3,400 bags per hour. A demonstration will be given for the public Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5-7 p.m. at the Freeport county shop. Ribeye sandwiches will be available for purchase.

For sale: Thirty-six-inch insulated steel door with half glass. Two nine-inch by seven-inch white insulated garage doors with glass windows. Two Chamberlain belt drive garage door openers. Heavy duty engine lift for truck engines. Free-standing steel storage shelves. Heavy duty bench tops. Steel work bench with drawer. New chain hoist. Call David, 380-3939, with inquires.

For sale: Yamaha Advantage alto saxophone, model YAS200AD. Excellent condition. Standard student model. West Music evaluation says it's in excellent condition. $625. Contact Kristin, <bjerkr01>, with inquires.

For sale: Black doctoral gown, 34-inch by 55-inch. Collegiate Cap and Gown Co. $180. Doctoral tam. 4-1/4 inch. $40. Contact Su, (641) 420-2168, if interested.

For sale: TV stand, would fit 42-inch flat screen TV. In great condition. $50 OBO. New owner hauls. Located in Caledonia, Minnesota. Eager to move so throw out any/all offers. Contact Melissa, [email protected], for pictures.

For sale: Two power lawnmowers and one push mower, including original grass catcher and weed edgers. Older golf clubs and bags for youth, ladies and men. Some wood heads. Call Dean, 387-0242, for more information.

Bible study opportunity: An in-depth Interdenominational Bible study for women studying the Book of Romans. Join us for a brief presentation, an opportunity to register and the first introductory class 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, hosted at Decorah Covenant Church, 115 Washington St., Decorah. There is no cost for this class. Contact Mona with questions, <nelsonra>.

Class offered: SoDa Club will offer eight weeks of songs and dances for children in grades kindergarten through eighth this fall. Led by Jill Wilson, Linda Martin and Claire Thompson, the group meets at Decorah Lutheran Church at 5:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 11. Each week after dancing folk dances, the children divide into three groups to sing songs and learn music appropriate for their age. Luther education students serve as assistants. Cost is $60 for the eight-week session. Contact <martli01> or [email protected] with questions or to sign up.


And finally...

Saturday, Sept. 2, is recognized as international bacon day. Celebrate the occasion by trying out a new bacon-inspired recipe.

Bacon ginger snap cookies


* 1/2 cup rendered bacon fat
* 1/4 cup shortening
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1/4 cup corn syrup
* 1 egg
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp salt
* 2 tsp baking soda
* 2 tsp ground ginger (or more to your taste)
* 1/2 tsp ground cloves
* 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cream the fat and the sugar in a mixer, then add the egg. Once thoroughly mixed, slowly add the remainder of the ingredients to the mixture. Continue to mix until a dough forms. You can refrigerate the dough for an hour or so to make the dough easier to handle. Form and place 1-inch dough balls onto a cookie sheet sprayed with a non-stick spray. Leave two inches between each cookie as they will spread out as they cook. Use the tines of a fork to slightly flatten the dough balls on the cookie sheet. Bake for 6-8 minutes. Remove from the cookie sheet and cool on a rack.