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Hurricane relief efforts
Our hearts go out to students, faculty, staff and alumni with family and friends in the paths of the hurricanes. To be added to the prayer list, sent an email to <ministry>.
Current information and links for hurricane recovery efforts and donations are posted on the ELCA Gulf Coast Synod website. College Ministries encourages donations be sent to Lutheran Disaster Response as 100 percent of gifts go directly to relief efforts. Luther's Student Congregation is planning a "Caf Fast" to help students raise funds. Watch the Bulletin and Tuesday for details.
The Luther athletics department donated $500 and raised another $150 to send south for Hurricane Harvey Relief. Money raised was in honor of the Garcia-Prats family. Chris and James Garcia-Prats, Luther soccer coaches, are originally from Texas and still have a lot of family there. To contribute a gift to the cause, contact <julie>.
Hazing, by its very nature, is an activity that is counter to Luther’s mission statement. Student organizations, teams, ensembles and groups are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the college's mission statement and the Code of Conduct. New members of organizations, teams, ensembles and groups can expect to participate in educational and fun activities that build teamwork and camaraderie among all members. Such activities are intended to create a sense of identity and commitment within a group and are generally acceptable and encouraged. Students should check with the appropriate staff, advisors, sponsors, and/or coaches if there is any question about an activity constituting hazing. The Hazing Policy can be reviewed in the Student Handbook.
September staff meeting
Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings for September, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, or 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Peace Dining Room. Items on the agenda include meeting new staff: Lisa Scott, dean for Equity and Inclusion; Aimee Viniard-Weideman, vice president of Communications and Marketing; and Sally Ming, executive assistant to the president. Matt Bills will also have an important Title IX and Worker's Compensation update.
Please review directory listing
Preparation for the print version of the 2017-18 Luther College Faculty-Staff Directory has begun. Please review current information on the online directory luther.edu/directory/ and report any changes of title, office address, office phone number, or Luther email to HR at <sievsh01> or 387-1134.
Informational meeting on DACA Thursday
Students, faculty and staff who have questions about DACA and the implications of recent changes to DACA for the community are invited to meet with Yer Vang from 9:45-11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in Qualley Lounge. Vang is an immigration attorney who serves as director of Immigration and Refugee Services for Catholic Charities, and works in the Decorah area. Contact Pastor Anne Edison-Albright, <edisan01>, with questions.
Just a reminder to everyone the speed limit on campus is 15 mph. Please slow down and be aware of pedestrians.
Submitting notices to the Tuesday
Please send all birth and sympathy notices directly to the Tuesday. They can be emailed to <Tuesday> or at https://www.luther.edu/tuesday/submit/. As a reminder, all submissions are due by 3 p.m. Friday.
New at luther.edu
Why prepare for law at Luther? Luther alumni from a variety of majors have earned law degrees. Some have also pursued the 3+3 Option, an agreement between Luther, Drake University and the University of Iowa. Now Pre-Law has an updated website to explain why Luther is a great place to pursue a career in law. For more information or to learn more about pre-law advising, contact Carly <fostca01>, Steve <hollst03>, or John <mollerj>.
Book Shop news
From 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 23, members from the Luther Pep Band will be applying free Luther tattoos and playing tunes in the Book Shop as a part of family weekend.
Luther named a Cool School
Luther College was named one of the Sierra Club's Cool Schools. For 2017, Luther holds the highest ranking for Iowa Private Colleges and is one of only a few ELCA schools recognized on the list. Luther ranked 116th on the Cool Schools list with 536.4 points out of a possible 1,000. Wartburg, a fellow Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference school, came in at 141st with 513.58 points. Luther and Wartburg were the only Iowa private colleges recognized.
Happy birthday from Dining Services
Congratulations and happy birthday to Maria Smith, Holly Moore, Lacey Nagel, Ben Moore and Kyle Fey! Please enjoy a free lunch on Dining Services. Maria, Holly, Lacey, Ben and Kyle were randomly selected from the September faculty/staff birthday calendar.
Visit the Luther Gardens
Looking to bring a class/organization outside? Teaching/talking about food, agriculture, geology, soil science or anything related to a farm? Contact Sarah Forsythe, <forssa03> about bringing students to the Luther College Gardens. LC Gardens is committed to connecting students with the land around them. Typical events include tours, harvesting, weeding and even picking rocks...it builds character.
Community singing on Thursdays
Terrified to sing? An experienced singer? Somewhere in between or just want to sing? Join Liz Rog for community singing, held 5-6 p.m. every Thursday until Oct. 5 under the Center for Faith and Life canopy, with a rain location of CFL 205. The event is sponsored by Campus Ministries and Wellness.
Idea for the staff meetings?
Have an item or an event to present at one of the monthly staff meetings? Contact Sally Ming, <mingsa01> or 387-1527.
Legends orientation next week
Interested in improving health and fitness, but unsure where to start or looking for some help? Wellness is hosting two orientation fitness sessions this fall where staff will be available to answer questions, demonstrate exercises and how to use equipment in Legends, and give professional advice to get started. Meetings are from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, or from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Legends. Walk-ins are welcome, or email [email protected] to register.
New discussion group: The science of social issues
Interested in the connection of science and public policy? Want to dig deeper into the science behind issues of public importance? Join the science of social issues discussion group, meeting three times a month, to discuss issues such as climate change, embryonic genetic engineering, gender identity, nuclear energy and proliferation, etc. Dates and times TBA. Email <cepe> for more information.
Makerspace now open
The Luther College Makerspace is now open to all students, faculty and staff. Come see the space and get inspired by the projects happening there now, located at the Center for the Arts, Room 210. Makerspaces typically have themes that are determined by the types of tools that can be found within the space.
Mental Health workshop
"How to Help A Friend Workshop" is now offered through Luther College Counseling Service. It is an interactive one-hour workshop for students to learn more about how to recognize if friends are struggling with mental health and what to do to help. It is delivered by LCCS outreach assistants and is available for classes, organizations, residence hall groups and teams. To schedule the workshop, email <counseling> with proposed dates, times and number of attendees.
Mental Health First Aid training
LCCS will hold a Mental Health First Aid training 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. The eight-hour training is free, including manuals, and is open to staff and faculty. Those interested in completing this training can contact Stu Johnston in the Counseling Service at <johnstst>. Space is limited.
CEPE book groups are here
Spots are still open for the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement fall book group meetings. Choose from various titles including some written by authors who are coming to campus this fall. Learn more and sign up at cepe.luther.edu. Contact Victoria, <chrivi02>, with questions.
SAC Homecoming is looking for staff and faculty with convertibles that could be driven in the Homecoming parade Saturday, Oct. 7. Owners are asked to drive their own convertibles. Please contact the Homecoming Committee at <sachomecoming> or contact Miranda Stark, (608) 343-9712. Drivers will receive a complimentary car wash and Luther T-shirt.
First NQFL of the year
Enjoy the first Not Quite Free Lunch of the year for Luther employees Tuesday, Sept. 12, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. Enjoy a meal anytime 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Nobel Room. Cost is $5 (cash, check or Luther ID). Includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness>, with questions.
Speech and Debate Center now open
Know a student who might need help on a presentation? Want to encourage students to practice a presentation before class? The Speech and Debate Center is here to help. The SDC is open Sundays through Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. all semester. Students may drop in or make an appointment via the link for the SDC on the KATIE main page. Students will be given a purple evaluation sheet to return as proof they attended the SDC. Email Kim, <kimpowell>, with any questions.
Friday, Sept. 15 - Anthropology, Archaeology and Museum Studies Visit Day
Saturday, Sept. 16 - Science and Pre-Health Visit Day
Saturday, Sept. 23 - Preview Day
Thursday, Oct. 19 - Preview Day
Friday, Oct. 20 - Preview Day
Friday, Oct. 27 - Creative Arts Visit Day
Friday, Nov. 10 - Admitted Student Day
Saturday, Nov. 11 - Music Audition Day
Thursday, Nov. 30 - Christmas at Luther Visit Day
Saturday, Feb. 10 - Scholar Recognition Day
Saturday, March 3 - Scholar Recognition Day
Friday, March 9 - Music Audition Day
Friday, March 16 - Admitted Student Day
Friday, April 6 - Preview Day
Friday, April 27 - Preview Day
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, Sept. 13: Sean Burke
Friday, Sept. 15: Todd Green
Monday, Sept. 18: Liz Rog
Home sporting events this week
Sept. 12: Women's tennis vs. Dubuque, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 13: Women's soccer vs. UW-La Crosse, 7 p.m.
Sept. 16: Men's and women's tennis vs. alumni, 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 17: Women's tennis vs. Coe, 2 p.m.
Events this week
Tuesday, Sept. 12: Reunion film and peacebuilding, 5 p.m., Olin 102
Friday, Sept. 15: Anthropology, Archaeology and Museum Studies Visit Day, all day, Dahl Centennial Union; Guest Recital, Hirono Borter, violin, and Kyoko Kaise, piano, 7:30 p.m., Nobel Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Saturday, Sept. 16: Science and Pre-Health Visit Day, all day, Sampson Hoffland Laboratories; tennis court dedication, 10 a.m., outdoor tennis courts, lower campus; Center Stage Series, Spanish Brass, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall
Sunday, Sept. 17: Faculty Artist Series: Lynne Hart, clarinet, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
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, he will screen the film "Reunion," and host a discussion of peacemaking in the modern world. 5-7 p.m., CRH. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, the Dean’s office, and the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue.
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, Sept. 14. No appointment necessary.
Constitution Day celebration
Stop by the Union Lobby from 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, to celebrate Constitution Day with Carly Hayden Foster's Constitutional Law class. Students will share constitutionally-themed games, presentations and demonstrations.
Religion department open house
The second annual religion department open house is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in Hammarskjold Lounge, Dahl Centennial Union. All members of the Luther community are invited to meet and mingle with the faculty and students of the religion department. Please come and enjoy some Nordic goodies while getting to know about the department.
LCEC meeting Sept. 14
The Luther College Emeriti Colloquium will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Mott Room. The speaker is retired biologist Jim Eckblad, and he will be discuss "Things That Float" and his experience making some. All members of the Luther College community are invited to attend.
Anthropology, Archaeology and Museum Studies Visit Day
Luther is hosting an Anthropology, Archaeology and Museum Studies Visit Day Friday, Sept. 15. The day is designed to provide prospective students who are interested in anthropology, archaeology and museum studies with the opportunity to explore those programs at Luther. Prospective students will engage in conversations with anthropology, archaeology and museum studies faculty about academics, research and study abroad opportunities, as well as with current Luther students majoring in those programs.
AAUP meeting Sept. 15
Luther's chapter of the American Association of University Professors will meet for the first time of the year at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the Hovde Room in Preus Library. All faculty are invited to attend and learn about the important work of the AAUP.
First guest recital series performance
Opening the 2017-18 guest recital series, Luther College welcomes Violinist Hirono Borter and Pianist Kyoko Kaise at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on Luther's campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Tennis court dedication
The dedication for the new Luther outdoor tennis courts is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The men's and women's teams will take on Luther alumni after the ceremony. All are invited to attend.
Center Stage Series: Spanish Brass
The 2017–18 Center Stage Season begins Saturday, Sept. 16, with Spanish Brass. Since its founding in 1989, the quintet has been dazzling international audiences with a repertoire ranging from baroque to flamenco to jazz. It is one of the most renowned brass ensembles touring today. Gundersen Medical System is sponsoring the performance, and tickets are available from the Luther College Ticket Office, 387-1357, or online at tickets.luther.edu.
Science and Pre-Health Visit Day
Luther College is hosting a Science and Pre-Health Visit Day Saturday, Sept. 16. The day is intended to introduce prospective students interested in biology, chemistry, computer and data science, environmental studies, nursing, physics, psychology or neuroscience to these programs at Luther. To learn about and register for Science and Pre-Health Visit Day and other Luther Admissions events, go to visit.luther.edu/.
Monarch butterfly tagging event
The migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico has begun, and for that reason the Luther College entomology class will host a monarch butterfly migration banding event in Anderson Prairie on the Luther campus 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. This event, open to the public, will help provide data on the fall migration of this unique and well-known butterfly.
Faculty Artist Series: Rachel Brandwein and Gregory Peterson
Rachel Brandwein and Gregory Peterson will present a Faculty Artist Series recital featuring music for harp and organ at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus.The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. The performance features works by Brandwein, Aaron David Miller, Marcel Grandjany, Edward Elgar and Michael Praetorius.
Foster, Scott to speak at Luther College Woman's Club meeting
Carly Foster of the Luther faculty and Paul Scott of Decorahnews.com will present "Decorah Power and Media Change" at the next meeting of the Luther Woman's Club, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288, for more information.
Join President Carlson and the Luther community in welcoming LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff. A reception will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Hammarskjold (Peace Dining Room).
Philosophy Club presents Daniel H. Andreotti Memorial Debate 'Is Abortion Permissible?'
Demonstrating that political conflict in an organized and cordial arena can be a force for peace and reconciliation, the Philosophy Society is hosting a debate on the topic of abortion between sophomores Ashalul Aden and Shannon Baker at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Recital Hall of the CFL. Moderated by Philosophy Society president Max Eness, the debate approaches the topic from an ethical and political standpoint.
See Spiderman Sept. 21
SAC Cinema presents "Spiderman: Homecoming" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Valders 206. Doors open at 7 p.m. Peter Parker is just a normal high school freshman by day but a crime fighting superhero once the bell rings. When a new threat comes to town, will Peter's homecoming plans be foiled? Admission price is $5 and includes free popcorn while supplies last.
Upcoming blood drive
Luther is hosting a blood drive in Brunsdale Lounge between Miller and Deiseth Hall from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 25 and 26. Members of the sponsoring organization, Alpha Phi Omega, will table downstairs in the Union by Marty's Thursday and Friday, Sept. 14-15, and Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 18-20, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Tickets on sale now
Tickets are on sale now for the Ben Rector concert at Luther, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $25. Rector has sold more than 250,000 albums and has more than 2 million downloads.
Celebrations this week
Sept. 12: Ben Moore, Denise Janechek, Leah Ehret, James Scullin, Nicholas Shaneyfelt
Sept. 13: Judy Schnitzler, Vanessa Wiest, Maren Beard
Sept. 14: Devin Loomis, Sharon Ellison
Sept. 16: Jacob Secor
Sept. 17: Alyssa Ritter, Destiny Crider, Lacey Nagel
Sept. 17 - Doug Tieskoetter, 10 years
Sigrid Agnes was born Thursday, Sept. 7, to Steve Hornbacher and his wife. She is their first child.
Sympathy to the family of Robert Jenson on his Sept. 5 death. Robert studied classics and philosophy at Luther in the late 1940s and returned to Luther to teach religion and philosophy in the mid 1950s. Known as "America's Theologian," the Lutheran leader made considerable contributions to Lutheran, ecumenical, systematic and Trinitarian theology. For more information, visit Christianity Today.
Sympathy to David Bishop and family on the Sept. 8 passing of his mother, Aimee Bishop '93, formerly of Dubuque and currently of Elizabeth, Illinois. Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Elizabeth, Illinois.
Veronica Seher started her position as school outreach BMI coordinator Sept. 5. Her office is Valders 376, telephone 387-2009.
Sara Nelson started her position as a member of the custodial staff Aug. 30. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 141, telephone 387-1169.
Amanda Doty started her position as print support specialist in the Document Center Aug. 28. Reach her at the Doc. Center, telephone 387-1631 or 387-1013.
Full-time leadership giving officer: In support of the Luther College President's Council, the college's premiere giving society, the Leadership Giving Officer seeks to secure visits with prospective leadership-level donors and works to secure new and renewed multi-year pledges for the Annual Fund. A bachelor's degree and one to three years development/fundraising or similar experience preferred. Higher education experience is preferred.
Full-time associate director for campus programming: Duties includes: marketing Luther College facilities for summer conferences and managing and coordinating the scheduling, planning, and hosting of summer conferences; coordinating special academic year programs and summer camps; and general assistance in the campus programming office. A bachelor's degree required; post B.A. training helpful.
To view complete job descriptions and apply for all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.
Invasive species have the ability to spread to a degree that can cause damage to the environment, economy and human health, among other things. Shelja Thakur '18, of Satiwala, Himachal Pradesh, India, saw the first-hand effects of these invasive species during her summer research project when she participated in land stewardship projects on Luther's natural areas to remove plants such as European buckthorn and garlic mustard. Thakur worked with Molly McNicoll on her project, which was funded through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Runestone Interactive was founded in 2011 by Brad Miller, Luther College professor of computer science. Tyler Conzett '19 of Galena, Illinois, maintained and developed features for Runestone Interactive's online webservice for his summer research project at the college. Conzett worked with Brad Miller on his project "Runestone Interactive."
In 1685, hundreds of thousands of Huguenots were forced to flee France attempting to seek refuge in other countries. Karina Hoff '20 of Hortonville, Wisconsin, researched the lives of French Huguenots to create a game based in 17th and 18th century Europe for her summer research project at the college. Hoff worked with Maren Johnson and Anne-Marine Feat along with other Luther students on the project "The Stories We Tell."
Kristy Gould wrote a chapter in the second edition of the four-volume series "Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference" that was published in 2017. Her invited chapter, Memory in Food-Hoarding Animals, reviews the work done in both birds and rodents on this topic over the past few decades, with an emphasis on recent findings.
Alfredo Alonso Estenoz's book "Borges in Cuba. Estudio de su recepción" (Borges in Cuba: A Study of his Reception) was published in September. The book, part of Alonso's sabbatical research project, deals with issues of ideology and literature, cultural policies and the Cuban Revolution's impact on the reception of Borges' work as well as on literary criticism in Latin America.
Alpha Phi Omega has received the Chapter of Excellence Gold Level award from the APO National Office. This award is given to a chapter that has programs of leadership, friendship and service which promote growth, retention and stability for the active chapter, while providing a positive, inviting and educational environment for members. Encourage students to by the APO informational meeting at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 17, in Olin 102.
For rent: Three-bedroom home located at 1015 Mechanic St. in Decorah. $1,000/month, tenant pays all utilities. Main level bedroom and two bedrooms upstairs. Fenced-in backyard with a large deck and storage shed. Two-car garage with a separate workshop area. Enclosed porch on the front. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer are provided. Central air. Email [email protected] for a rental application or with questions.
For rent: Quiet, main-level two-bedroom apartment located on the west side near Luther. $800/month. Ideal for senior living. All appliances included, with washer and dryer as well as a single-stall garage, water and garbage pick-up. No pets, no smoking. References required. Please call Mark, 382-0901.
For rent: Beautiful, recently-renovated above-building apartment in downtown Decorah across from the Co-op. Available for rent/sublet starting Sept. 11. $475/month, plus electricity, gas and water. Spacious one bedroom and one bathroom unit with tons of storage, lots of natural light and in-unit washer and dryer. Includes off-street parking and garbage collection. No smoking, no pets. Email [email protected] for more information and pictures.
For rent: Two-bedroom ranch-style home with attached two-car garage near Luther College available for long-term lease. No pets. No smoking. References necessary. Call Harman Realty, 382-2020, for more details.
Wanted: A nanny for two children, ages four-and-a-half and two-years-old, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays. Must love children and be a kind person. Needs a vehicle to transport children to activities. Some light housekeeping. $15 per hour. Email Lana, [email protected], with contact information and pertinent information and experience.
Wanted: A decent guitar for a decent price to start learning to play the instrument. Contact <yazdch01> with options.
Teacher wanted: Madison Lutheran Church near Decorah is looking for a part-time children's preschool-sixth grade Sunday school teacher. Candidates should be energetic, creative, fun and good with kids. The teacher will have a broad license to develop curricula, set activities and lead instruction. Sunday school runs Sept. through May. Please contact Erin, <zidler01>, for more details.
Garage sale: Multi-family garage sale at 117 Crescent Ave. this weekend. Three families are collaborating on a "quick take all of our adorable baby stuff before we change our minds" sale. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. In addition to oodles of cute baby things (including clothes, strollers and other miscellaneous items), the sale will also have dishes, some small furniture, household miscellaneous and sheet rock. Questions? Contact <julie> or <vanggw01>.
For sale: Solid oak "L" shaped professional office desk, matching oak bookshelf, professional office chairs, metal four-drawer filing cabinet and more. Contact Amy, <wrigam01>, or call 380-5397.
For sale: 2008 Evenflo stroller model #5371852A, 5-22 pounds, $15; 2014 Cosco umbrella stroller model #US1117CND, $10; 2009 Especially for Kids/Toys “R” Us umbrella stroller with canopy and bag, $12.50; 2008 Cosco “Juvenile” stroller model #01-081 ASG, $20; 2016 Graco Pack & Play “On the Go Playard” Style #1954474, new in the box, $40. Email [email protected] for more information.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum has launched a new video series, "Mission to Remember." Learn more about how they honor victims' birthdays, acquire artifacts, conserve objects, talk to kids about 9/11 and more.