Tuesday, Sept. 5

TUESDAY 9/5/2017

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Efforts for Hurricane Harvey

Current information and links for Hurricane Harvey recovery​ efforts ​and donations are posted on the ELCA Gulf Coast Synod website. College Ministries encourages donations for Harvey Relief 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 for Harvey relief. 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>.


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 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.

Traffic congestion expected Sept. 9

Luther will host the All-American Cross Country meet on campus Saturday, Sept. 9. In addition, that day is the first home football game, dedication of Legacy Field and Community Day. As a result, there will be considerable traffic and parking congestion in the area of Regents Center starting around 6 a.m. Saturday and into the early afternoon. Busses delivering teams to the event are asked to park in the barn lot and the city pool lot so these lots will be restricted to bus parking only starting at 8 p.m. Friday. Students who usually park in the barn lot may park in any student or general parking area on the main campus through the weekend.

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
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Exceptions: Saturday, Sept. 9: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 16: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 23: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 24: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 7: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 8: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 21: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 28: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 4: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 11: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 3: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 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.

Slow down

Just a reminder to everyone the speed limit on campus is 15 mph. Please slow down and be aware of pedestrians.

Fill the stands, be an extra

Fotolanthropy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing and distributing documentaries that celebrate hope, has selected Luther's Chris Norton to be the subject of their next feature documentary film. From 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, the community is invited to attend the filming of "7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story," at Carlson Stadium, where there will be a special appearance and motivational message by Chris. Fotolanthropy asks that attendees wear game-day attire and expect an afternoon of cheering with friends, direction from the film crew and a once-in-a-lifetime experience as the community comes together to reenact moments from the game that forever changed Chris Norton's life. For more information, go to www.fotolanthropy.com.

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.

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, res. hall groups and teams. Email <counseling> to schedule with proposed dates and times and number of attendees.

Mental Health First Aid training

LCCS will hold a Mental Health First Aid training from 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.

Transition Streets group

Interested in saving money and resources and getting to know your colleagues better? Join the Luther College edition of Transition Streets, a curriculum designed to build community and encourage actions to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and save money. Eight sessions are held every other Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., starting Sept. 12. The group will meet in Nansen. Sign up today. This event is sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Communities. Handbook will be provided. Contact Tabita, <greeta02>, with questions.

CEPE book groups are here

Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to sign up for a book group that will meet twice in the coming weeks. 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.

Convertibles needed

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 opens Sept. 11

Need help on presentations? Want to practice a presentation before class? The Speech and Debate Center is here to help. The SDC opens Monday, Sept. 11, and 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.

College night Sept. 11

Northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota high school students and their parents will have an opportunity to talk with representatives of nearly 60 higher education institutions Monday, Sept. 11, at Luther College. College Night will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in Luther's Sports and Recreation Center at the college's Regents Center, located on the lower campus. The college invites all students and families interested in information about post-high school education options to attend.

Admissions events

Admissions has several events scheduled for the 2017-18 academic year. For more information, go to visit.luther.edu or contact Kristin, <padikr01>.

Friday, Sept. 15 - anthropology, archaeology and museum studies visit day
Saturday, Sept. 16 - science and prehealth 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

Book Shop news

Missed the Meline Toumani book signing and lecture? Fear not, the Book Shop has a few signed copies left. Stop in and pick up a copy.

Makerspace 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. Check out the space in The Center for the Arts, Room 210 from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, for an introduction and some fun activities and giveaways!

Family Weekend schedule

The Sept. 22-24 Family Weekend 2017 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 details are asked to check the schedule to ensure the event is accurately listed. Email Sue, <drillisu>, with questions, corrections or submissions 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 run 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. Email <wellness> with any questions.

Nobel Peace Prize Forum

Act now to reserve a place at the Nobel Peace Price Forum "Dialogue in Divided Societies" Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, at Augsburg College. The 2017 NPPF honors 2015 Nobel Peace Prize recipients-the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The college will cover student registration, transportation and lodging. The first 25 students to email <cepe> by Friday, Sept. 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>.


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. 6: Kristin Swanson
Friday, Sept. 8: Jonathan Rundman
Monday, Sept. 11: Interfaith Youth Corps student leaders

Home sporting events this week

Sept. 6: Volleyball vs. St. Mary's, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8: Women's soccer vs. St. Scholastica, 7 p.m.
Sept. 9: Luther All-American cross country meet, middle school 9 a.m., high school JV girls 9:30 a.m., high school JV boys 10 a.m., high school varsity girls 10:30 a.m., high school varsity boys 11 a.m., college women 11:30 a.m., college men noon; football vs. St. Olaf, 2 p.m.
Sept. 10: Men's soccer vs. St. Scholastica, 4 p.m.

Events this week

Wednesday, Sept. 6: Alumni Reunion Show opening, 9 a.m., Preus Library
Thursday, Sept. 7: CEPE Open House, 9:40 a.m., Olin 214; CEPE pop-up programming, 4 p.m., Valders 262
Friday, Sept. 8: SAC Concerts, Leftmore, 6 p.m., Bentdahl Commons
Saturday, Sept. 9: Community Day, all day, lower campus; Legacy Field dedication, noon, Carlson Stadium
Monday, Sept. 11: Decorah area college night, 6 p.m., Regents Center

Alumni exhibit opens Sept. 6

An art exhibit featuring works made by 15 Luther College art alumni will be on display Sept. 6-Oct. 13 in the Preus Library on the Luther campus. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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, celebrating bigotry or...? The many meanings of Confederate statues'

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

Fall Community Day

Luther College invites alumni, parents and friends of the college to enjoy a day of food, fun, fellowship and sports at the 2017 Fall Community Day, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in the Regents Center on the Luther campus. Register for the picnic https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/community-day/registration/ or by calling the Alumni office, 387-1861.

Reunion film and peace building

Focusing on the conflict in Kosovo and the interactions between Albanians and Serbs following the NATO bombing in 1999, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Steinar Bryn from the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Norway will show his film "Reunion" and host a discussion on peacemaking at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall. For more information, contact <CEPE>.

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.


Celebrations this week

Sept. 5: Peter Lingen, Tayler Jenks
Sept. 6: Debra Espe, Amy Wrightsman
Sept. 7: Jolene Tweten
Sept. 8: Brenda Leibold, Cindie Gunderson
Sept. 9: Jessica Spier
Sept. 10: Caleb Padilla
Sept. 11: Pedro Dos Santos


Sympathy to Aimee Viniard-Weideman and family on the Aug. 29 passing of her father, James Viniard. Services were Friday, Sept. 1, in Dyer, Tennessee.

Thank you

Debbie Aske and Doreen Bidne would like to express their thanks to everyone at Luther for their kind words, messages, cards and concern following the death of their mother, Irene Gulrud. They appreciate the kindness.

New hires

Sarah Wilder has been appointed as the new chair of the Human Subjects Review Board. Please send all HSRB-related inquiries to Sarah at <wildsa02>. Submissions will continue to be made on the HSRB KATIE page.

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's license and a high level of computer skills for the college's web-based work order system and Microsoft Office.

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


The dance program at Luther College focuses on learning about the body and developing movement practices to prepare students for careers in their chosen fields. Abigail Grinager '19, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was selected to research new perspectives on dance within interdisciplinary endeavors. She is working with Jane Hawley on her project, "Thinking Through the Body: New Perspectives on Dance for Interdisciplinary Endeavors."

Biosafety level 1 bacteria are often used for research because they are generally harmless to humans. Alexander Schaeffer '19, of New Prague, Minnesota, is researching outer membrane protein expression in biosafety level 1 bacteria as part of his summer research at the college. Schaeffer is working with Dana Talsness on the ongoing project "Examining Outer Membrane Protein Expression in Biosafety Level 1 Bacteria."

Monarch butterfly populations increase dramatically over the course of several generations each summer in Iowa, then early each fall the adults travel about 2,000 miles south to Mexico to spend the winter. This unique migratory phenomenon is threatened due to a dramatic decline in the monarch populations. Elizabeth Glennon '18, of Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, is studying butterfly diversity in prairies and specifically the use of milkweeds by monarch butterflies as part of her summer research. Glennon is working with Kirk Larsen, Anna Li Holey, '18, and local elementary school teacher Laurie Adrian, '16.

The landscape surrounding Decorah is home to many springs and streams, making it a prime destination for recreation. Unfortunately, these waters are also home to high levels of bacteria such as E. coli, particularly after summer rains. Tiwonge Chirwa '19, of Lilongwe, Malawi, was selected to research antibacterial resistance of bacteria inhabiting water sources in and around Decorah. Chirwa worked with Eric Baack on her project. 


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, 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: 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: 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: Spacious four bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home. 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.

Wanted: Looking for one or two 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.

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.

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/.

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.


And finally...

Sept. 7 is recognized as being Google Incorporated Day.  The Google domain was registered Sept. 15, 1997, while it was incorporated Sept. 4, 1998. However, Sept. 7 has become the day recognized as being Google's birthday.

Some fun facts about Google:
* Google comes from the math term "Googol", which is a "1" with a hundred "0s" after it.
* Google was originally called "Backrub."
* The first Google Doodle was a burning man stick figure, which premiered Aug. 30, 1998.
* Google is one of the websites banned in China.
* There is a rotated version of Google called "Google Mirror."
* Google Sky Maps allows you to view the stars, galaxies and planets.
* There are more than one billion Google searches every day.