Tuesday, Jan. 8

TUESDAY 1/8/2019

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HLC accreditation evaluation–opportunity to comment

Luther College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Luther College will have its next reaffirmation visit March 11, 2019, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Luther College has been accredited by HLC since 1915. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments that address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments may be submitted to the following address:

Third-Party Comment on Luther College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois  60604-1411

Comments may also be submitted to HLC's website at: https://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/third-party-comment.html.


January staff meeting 

The monthly staff meetings for January are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9. Both meetings are in Peace Dining Room.

Not too late to get the flu vaccine

Forgot your flu vaccine? It's not too late! According to the CDC, flu activity is elevated nationally so get a flu shot today! Health Service has vaccines available anytime during office hours Monday-Friday, no appointment necessary. Students may charge to their account. Faculty/staff pay at the time of service and can submit to insurance for full reimbursement.

Not Quite Free Lunch Jan. 15

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. The menu includes a build your own turkey fajita bowl, tossed salad and dessert, all from the simple servings line. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Dorian festival on campus Jan. 13-14

More than 1,000 students will be on campus Sunday and Monday, Jan. 13-14, for the Dorian Vocal Festival. Coming from 215 schools, these students will sing under the direction of the Luther choral faculty for two days, and about 300 students will take lessons with the Luther voice faculty. Thank you for helping to welcome these students to campus, and for making them feel welcome in the Cafeteria, common spaces and residence halls.

HR Update

A Remote Work Policy has been created and is now in effect. The purpose of the policy is to establish consistent guidelines and criteria to be used to determine, review and manage employment at a remote location. The policy may be found on the Policies page of the Luther website. Contact your vice-president/dean for more information.

ELITE Winter Futsal Training registration open

Join Decorah United Soccer Club and Luther College Men's and Women's Soccer for ELITE Winter Futsal Training. ELITE Winter Futsal Training is open to beginners who want to experience the joy of playing indoor soccer while learning the basics, as well as experienced players looking to take their game to the next level by getting some extra training during the winter season. ELITE Winter Futsal Training is a nine-session training program with an emphasis on training the individual and how that individual fits into a small-sided setting (4v4 or 5v5). Training will include soccer-specific technical and agility/explosive training for 15 minutes as well as 45 minutes of small sided play. Visit http://www.neiaelitetraining.com/ to register. Email Chris, <garcch01>, with questions.

Dance Cardio class offered

The Wellness Department is excited to offer "Dance Cardio" class Wednesdays in January from noon-12:45 p.m., beginning Jan. 9. This four-week class is only $15 per employee. Register here.

'Connect More Thrive More: Connecting What You Do and Your Strengths'

Because connection is incredibly important to our well-being the Wellness Program's 2018 theme is "Connect More, Thrive More." Connecting is at the heart of building relationships at home, at work and in our community. Register to join us at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Nobel for a lunch-and-learn conversation on "Connecting What You Do and Your Strengths" with Luther's very own Miriam Skrade. Lunch is provided by Wellness for those who register by Tuesday, Jan. 15!  


Sing, Laugh, Pray! J-term chapel 2019

Join chapel 10:30-10:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in the CFL Recital Hall.

  • Liz Rog will lead Music that Makes Community for Monday chapels on Jan. 21 and 28
  • Pastor Laura Gentry '92, will lead Laughter Yoga for Wednesday chapels during J-term
  • The labyrinth will be set up 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in the CFL Recital Hall

All chapels will be in the CFL Recital Hall except for Monday, Jan. 14, when the campus community is invited to join Dorian Vocal Festival guests for chapel in the CFL Main Hall.

Home sporting events

Friday, Jan. 11: Women's and men's swimming and diving vs. Coe 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12: Women's and men's swimming and diving hosts Norse Relays 11 a.m.; women's basketball vs. Central 2 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Central 4 p.m.

Events this week

Thursday, Jan. 10: Emeriti Colloquium, Brian Solberg, "Athletic Training at Luther College," 3 p.m., Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Saturday, Jan. 12: Mid-Winter Community Day, 3:30-5 p.m., Regents Center
Sunday, Jan. 13: Dorian Vocal Festival Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Monday, Jan. 14: Dorian Vocal Festival Grand Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Emeriti Colloquium Jan. 10

The January Luther College Emeriti Colloquium is at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, in the Mott Room where Brian Solberg will present "Athletic Training at Luther College."

SAC Cinema: 'The Breakfast Club' Jan. 11

The 1980s classic "The Breakfast Club" is the January SAC Cinema selection. The movie, which follows five high school students from different cliques during a Saturday morning detention, is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, in Valders 206. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with free popcorn while supplies last.    

Mid-Winter Community Day Jan. 12

Luther College, in partnership with Decorah Bank & Trust, invite all area families and friends to enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun at the 2019 Mid-Winter Community Day Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Regents Center. Registration can be completed online or by calling the Alumni Office, 387-1164 or (800) 225-8664. The community day pizza party is $2 for adults, no charge for children 18 and under.

Kueny spotlights nursing program Jan. 15 at LCWC meeting

Explore the Luther nursing program's simulation practices and laboratory at the next Luther College Woman's Club meeting 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Peace Dining Room. Angela Kueny '02, Luther associate professor of nursing, will present "Luther Nurses Simulation Learning." Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, 382-4288, with questions.

Roger Pulliam to give MLK Lecture Jan. 21

With the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968, students across the country staged sit-ins and challenged discriminatory practices in an attempt to create more minority representation on college campuses. Roger Pulliam, who witnessed the formation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Scholars Academy at Western Michigan University, will give the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Lecture. Pulliam's lecture, "A 50-year retrospective on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s impact on African American students' presence in higher education," is 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Valders Room 206.

First Pitch Banquet set for Jan. 26

Tickets are now for sale for the baseball team's fifth annual First Pitch Banquet, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union. Enjoy a fun night of getting to meet the 2019 team and listening to speakers Head Coach Bryan Nikkel and keynote speaker Bill Withers. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. Contact Nikkel, <nikkbr01>, with questions.


Welcome, new employees

Kristen Kocher started her position as music marketing program coordinator Nov. 19. Her office is Jenson-Nobel 205A, telephone 387-1737.

Thanks for your service

Deb Espe retired on Dec. 12 after more than 32 years of service. Deb Franzen retired on Jan. 4 after more than 22 years of service. We congratulate both, and thank them for their dedicated service to the college.


To Eric Runestad and family on the Jan. 4 death of Eric's father Cornell J. Runestad. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne, Nebraska, with interment being held at a later date. His obituary is available online.

Celebrations this week

Jan. 8: Amy Engelsdorfer, Jane Fosaaen, Guy Nave, Jenni Petersen-Brandt, Ryan Decker
Jan. 9: Samantha Halter, Lori Stanley
Jan. 10: Michelle Einck, Jill Frana, Spencer Martin, Kathleen O'Regan
Jan. 14: Carly Erickson


To Stephanie and John Fretham on the birth of their daughter, Lucia Mae. Lucia was born Dec. 21.

Position openings

Full-time assistant director of safety and security: The assistant director is responsible for providing direction and assistance to department personnel during emergency and routine calls for service. Candidates should have an associate-level degree in criminal justice or related field, with a bachelor's degree preferred; minimum of three years of security or law enforcement experience preferably in a college setting; valid driver's license with clean driving record; clear criminal history; and extensive public contact and/or customer service experience. Additional years of experience and related training may be substituted for the associate degree. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for years of experience.

Full-time housing coordinator: The housing coordinator serves as the office manager for the residence life office and works cooperatively with the director of residence life. The coordinator interacts extensively with a wide range of constituencies. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills; three-to-five years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people. Previous experience in a detailed-oriented, complex and highly public work environment is preferred. Experience using Word and Excel programs is required. 

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



Andy Hageman published an essay on Jacques Tati's film "Mon Oncle" ["My Uncle"] and David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" on https://25yearslatersite.com/.

The American Psychological Association journal, Health Psychology, published the empirical article, "Hostility, Forgiveness, and Cognitive Impairment Over 10 Years in a National Sample of American Adults." The research was conducted by Professors Loren Toussaint and Stephanie Travers with Luther graduates Emily Green and Kelly Kennedy, and members of the Laboratory for Investigation of Mind, Body, and Spirit. The Luther lab collaborated with professors from the University of California-Davis and University of California-Los Angeles.  Toussaint was also interviewed for the piece, "Ellen DeGeneres Forgave Kevin Hart for His Past Homophobic Comments. Here’s What We Can Learn From Her Decision."


For sale: Yamaha YFL-381H intermediate open hole flute in good condition with only minor surface scratches. Originally $1,499; asking $900. Solid silver head joint, inline G key configuration and a B foot. Used for three years by high school band student. Pads changed and cleaned regularly. Comes with thumb rests, the original hard shell case and padded carrying case. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>, for photos or info.

For sale: Smooth Fitness CE 3.2 Elliptical Trainer in excellent condition with only one owner. Bought new for $1,499; asking $600 OBO. Buyer moves it. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>, for photos or info.

For sale: Facilities is accepting bids for a well maintained 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan, white exterior, 129,791 miles with Adaptive Mobility Equipment installed. If interested, contact Facilities Services, 387-1010, for a description of current issues with this vehicle. Vehicle can be viewed in the gravel parking lot south of Storre Theatre. Email bids to <facilities> by noon, Wednesday, Jan. 16. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


And finally...

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a day to recognize the great service of law enforcement officials,  is Wednesday, Jan. 9. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all law enforcement professionals for their dedication and service, especially our Campus Safety and Security team. Thank you for all you do to keep our campus safe!