Tuesday, Feb. 5

TUESDAY 2/5/2019

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Midyear update today, convocation Thursday

Faculty and staff are invited to attend both President Carlson's midyear update at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Valders 206, and spring semester opening convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the CFL.

During the midyear update, President Carlson will update the campus community on the strategic plan, the upcoming re-accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission and key priorities for the semester ahead.

Tiffany Patterson, Vanderbilt University associate professor of African American and diaspora studies, and history, and director of undergraduate studies in African and African diaspora studies, will give the Luther College spring convocation address, "Black Students and the Creation of Black Studies."

At convocation, the college will present the Spirit of Luther award to Bob Naslund, a much-loved member of the Luther community. Bob coached in the Luther Athletics department for more than 20 years, serving as head coach for both track and field, and football.

If possible, offices should close for both events so all can attend.


J-term break hours

Welcome Desk
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Regular hours

Mail Center
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Regular hours

Oneota Market
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Regular hours

Tuesday, Feb. 5: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7:30 p.m.

Grab-n-Go and Nordic Brew, C-Store and Marty's
Tuesday, Feb. 5: Closed

Regents Center
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 5: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8 p.m.

Preus Library
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dorian Orchestra Festival

Luther will host the annual Dorian Orchestra Festival Sunday and Monday, Feb. 10-11, with 185 string students and 30 teachers on campus to participate in the festival. Expect slightly heavier cafeteria lines Sunday at dinner and Monday at lunch. Thank you for welcoming these potential future Norse to campus!

Perfect pairings offered in Oneota Market

Oneota Market now offers Perfect Pairing boxes with a half sandwich and half salad. Stop by 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday to check out the new options available.

Scholar Recognition Day events Feb. 9 and 23

Luther College Admissions will host Scholar Recognition Day events Saturdays, Feb. 9 and 23, in order to recognize the highest achieving admitted students at Luther and allow those students the chance to interact with faculty and current students.

Students who have been awarded the Founder's, President's or Dean's Scholarship, or the Martin Luther Award are invited to attend the event.

CEPE Spring Book Groups

Explore viewpoints on various topics: religion and ethics; American identity and religious diversity; racial inequality; balancing the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn; and how equal societies can improve everyone's well-being. Check out the lineup of books and sign up here.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Thank you to everyone who participated in Preus Library's reading challenge this January. Readers submitted 92 books over the three weeks and won nine prizes. Weekly prize winners: Kira Dobberman, Janna Edrington, Jennifer Folstad, Arwen Inman, Yuen Ching Lee, Vanalika Nagarwalla. Grand prize winners: Christopher Barrett, Lauren Luoma, Gwen Strand. 

Be part of Giving Day 2019

Join the Luther community for Giving Day Thursday, March 7. Volunteers are needed to share the fun of giving back to Luther on social media and interviewing faculty, staff and friends during the 12-hour live stream. Want to talk about the great work you're doing on campus on the live stream? Willing to post on social media? Sign up now for Team #luthergives19.

Luther employee fitness classes

Sign up today for the first six-week session of spring classes of wellness subsidized employee Yoga and Guided Imagery/Meditation classes. Details and the registration form are available on the online fitness class site. Classes are open to current employees and their spouses. Email, <wellness>, with questions.

Order Valentine's Day treats

Give a treat to a friend, your kids or that special someone. Order giant heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies with a personalized message or a dozen cookies with all the fixings to frost at home. Order online by Friday, Feb. 8, and pick up in the Dining Services office Thursday, Feb. 14. Place your order at luther.edu/dining/submit/valentines/.

Sunnyside Cafe crepe coming to Oneota Market

Haven't tried a crepe from Sunnyside Cafe? Here's your chance: from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, Nik will be serving Philly Steak Crepes in Oneota Market. Purchase a half crepe plus side salad for $5.50.

Reminder: curriculum revision conversations for faculty

The Curriculum Revision Task Force has two opportunities scheduled for faculty conversation: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, and 9:40-10:50 a.m.Tuesday, April 23. Contact Andi Beckendorf, <beckenan> or Elizabeth Steding, <stedel01> CRTF co-chairs, with questions or input. There are plans to have opportunities for conversation with staff and students.

Book Shop news

Annual Wii Bowling Tournament in the Book Shop
Team entries are due Friday, Feb. 15, and the Wii Bowling tournament starts the week of Feb. 11 and runs through March 15. Gather four friends or co-workers and take a mental wellness break in the Book Shop. Retired staff and faculty are welcome too. Please sign your team up in the Book Shop or online on the Rec. Services website.

HR update

TIAA on campus
TIAA announces individual counseling sessions 11:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6; 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Space is limited. Register online or by calling (800) 732-8353 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions are in Main 30.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Mike Blair
Friday, Feb. 8: Lise Kildegaard
Monday, Feb. 11: Poetry reading

February chapel will explore the spring semester theme, "Prophets and Poets," while beginning a new semester and celebrating Black History Month. The voices of "Prophets and Poets" lift questions of hope, justice, community, truth and life in surprising and subversive ways.

Join us for February chapel Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the CFL as we explore connections of scripture, poetry and faith. 

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Basketball vs. Wartburg; women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 8: Wrestling vs. Buena Vista, 7 p.m.

Events this week

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Spring semester begins

Thursday, Feb. 7: Spring Semester Opening Convocation, Tiffany Patterson, 9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Friday, Feb. 8: Faculty Artist Series, Brass Trio, horn/trumpet/trombone, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Saturday, Feb. 9: Faculty Artist Series, Luther College Piano Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Sunday, Feb. 10: Dorian Orchestra Festival, Dorian Chamber Ensembles, 4:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall; Luther Ensemble Performance, Symphony Orchestra Homecoming Concert, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Monday, Feb. 11: Dorian Orchestra Festival, Grand Concert, 5:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Luther Ensemble Performance, Nordic Choir Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

'Black Students and the Creation of Black Studies'

Tiffany Patterson, Vanderbilt University associate professor of African American and diaspora studies, and history, and director of undergraduate studies in African and African diaspora studies, will give the Luther College spring convocation address at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life in the Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

Faculty Artist Series: Luther College Piano Quartet

Luther College Piano Quartet presents a program of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Luther's Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. Luther College Piano Quartet, now in its 11th year, is comprised of four Luther music faculty; Miko Kominami, piano; Igor Kalnin, violin; Spencer Martin, viola; and Philip Borter, cello.

Symphony Orchestra to perform Vienna homecoming concert

This past Saturday night, the Luther College Symphony Orchestra performed in the Golden Hall at Vienna's famed Musikverein concert hall. Come hear why the audience of 1,200 gave a sustained ovation. The Luther College Symphony Orchestra will perform their homecoming concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Dorian Orchestra Festival concert opportunities

All high school participants involved in the Luther College Dorian Orchestra Festival perform a concert at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Both the string and chamber orchestras feature high school students from the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri. Students have a chance to participate in rehearsals, lessons, masterclasses and technique classes with Luther string faculty.

High school string players participating in Luther's Dorian Chamber Ensemble Intensive will present a recital at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Luther's Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Four chamber groups will perform in the recital, as well as students selected as soloists from their festival lessons. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Not Quite Free Lunch Feb. 12

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 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 .... (waiting for the final menu), all from the simple servings line. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Screening of 'Freedom Writers'

Hillary Swank plays Erin Gruwell, the real-life teacher at Long Beach's Wilson High who, amid racial and gang tension, finds a way to connect with her at-risk, "unteachable" students.  Gruwell helps them forego teenage pregnancy, drugs and violence, and re-chart their futures through writing. Watch the movie to prepare for Gruwell's keynote and visit to campus Feb. 20. The screening is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Valders 206, and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Emeriti colloquium Feb. 14

Having served as a college pastor at Luther College since 1991, Pastor Mike Blair will draw on his experience to present a lecture on the topic of "The Evolution of Young Adult Spirituality" at the Emeriti Colloquium at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Mott Room. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

CSS: Westerlies Brass Quartet Feb. 15

Praised as a "rare combination of approachable and unusual," by the NYC Jazz Record, New York based brass quartet, The Westerlies will perform as part of Luther's Center Stage Series in the CFL Main Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu, or via the Ticket Office at 387-1357 or <tickets>.

Emma Big Bear highlighted at Luther College Woman's Club meeting

Learn about Emma Big Bear of the Winnebago Tribe and the handmade baskets for which she is known during the next meeting of the Luther College Woman's Club. Terry Landsgaard, vice president of the Emma Big Bear Foundation, will present "Emma Big Bear and Her Winnebago Heritage" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Questions? Call Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288.

Readings and discussion group available

Selected readings and a discussion group are available ahead of Ibram Kendi's Feb. 28 Distinguished Lecture. Read the prologue of Kendi's "Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" (National Book Award Winner) and two other short articles. Professor Guy Nave will lead discussion from 9:40-10:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, location TBD, and Kendi will be on hand for follow-up conversation the afternoon of Feb. 28.  Email cepe to sign up and receive readings.

Community Music School spring semester registration open

Area musicians are invited to enroll for the Luther College Community Music School which offers group classes, private lessons and SoDa (Song and Dance) Club. Group classes will be offered Wednesday mornings to students in grades 3-8. SoDa Club, a community youth choir available to students in grades K-8, will be held Monday nights. For more information contact Jill Wilson or Catelyn Janda at <lccms>. Registration is available online at https://lccms.luther.edu/


Celebrations this week

Feb. 5: Alex Smith, Thea Groth
Feb. 6: John Cord, Breann Hageman, Corby Preus
Feb. 8: Debbie Aske, Jon Thompson
Feb. 9: Aurelie Trampert, Kim Walters, Joseph Raymond
Feb. 11: Kasey Nikkel
Feb. 12: Janna Edrington

Feb. 5: Matthew Bills, five years

Welcome new employees

Allison Jenicke started her position as head sports performance coach/assistant director of Legends Fitness Center Jan. 22. Her office is Regents Center 150E, telephone 387-1582.

Sara Frick started her new position as administrative assistant in nursing Jan. 22. Her office is at the Rochester campus, telephone (507) 288-6872.


To Rich and Penny Leake and family on the death of Rich's mother Dolores Leake, age 95, who passed away Feb. 3. Funeral services for Delores will be Friday, Feb. 8.

Position openings

Full-time Regents Center custodian: Hours will generally be 2-10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Must be able to read sufficiently to follow instructions, work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required. No experience required, will receive on-the-job training.

Full-time custodial weekend lead: Support weekend custodial staff in both academic and residential buildings. This position will work weekends to be custodial support for events as needed and then adjust hours during the week to equal 40 hours. Typical work schedule is 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (weekday hours negotiable). Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.

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


Alexandra White published "Thinking Like a Manager: A Participatory Exercise for Understanding Managerial Roles" in Management Teaching Review on Jan. 28.

Todd Green's newest article, "Teaching Islamophobia in the Age of ISIS," has been published in "Teaching Islamic Studies in the Age of ISIS, Islamophobia, and the Internet" (Indiana University Press, 2019), edited by Courtney M. Dorroll. http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=809503.

Norma Hervey joined hundreds of Fulbright scholars, US and German officials in Berlin Jan. 28 when Angela Merkel was honored by the Fulbright Association. Renee Fleming, a former Fulbrighter in Germany, spoke, Christine Amanpour from CNN introduced Merkel who spoke to contemporary issues and mingled with the audience at the reception afterwards. Merkel noted that she was especially honored to receive an award first granted to Nelson Mandela. The event was on German television and was available to Fulbright scholars world wide via a webinar.

David Thompson's "Problem-Based Units for Advanced Students of Spanish" are now featured on the Español Abierto site (http://espanolabierto.org/), a collection of open educational resources hosted by the Center for Open Educational Resources for Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas-Austin.


Free kitten:  Very friendly orange and white female kitten recently showed up in our garage and we currently have enough farm cats. Would guess her to be about nine weeks old. She is currently indoors and using a litter box.  Contact <wiesch01>.

Furniture needed: Professor Diego Piedra is in need of some furniture for the spring semester. He is on campus for spring semester and would like to borrow a table, chairs, a desk and couch for now through May. Please contact him at 387-1266 or <piedlu01>.

For sale: Four to five-bedroom house in great condition and in Decorah neighborhood. Call 419-1124.

Temporary housing wanted: I am looking for a place for my family to stay for the Month of May. My parents and my closest friends are coming for my graduation, traveling from Madagascar. I will need the space May 18-30. Contact (724)-841-7600 or <hollst04>.

For sale: Stylish, salmon-colored, sleeper sofa in very good condition for sale. Measurements: 81" L x 35" W x 28" H. Three designer pillows included. Photo available. $200 or best offer. Buyer must be willing to pick up. Contact <whitan01>.

For sale: 1994 mobile home, 16 x 80-foot, with three bedrooms and two full baths. Fairly new appliances included. $15,000. Call 735-5969, leave a message.

Fundraiser treats: Homemade chocolate covered pretzel rods for sale! Luther staff member is fundraising for a 26-mile hike in support of childhood cancer research! All funds go towards CureSearch. Six pretzel rods for $5, 12 for $10, 25 for $20. Email <Teage.Luther> for more details or to place order.


And finally...

Chinese New Year officially begins Feb. 5 with the Year of the Pig. "The Pig is the 12th of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Pig was late because he overslept. Another story says that a wolf destroyed his house. He had to rebuild his home before he could set off. When he arrived, he was the last one and could only take 12th place.

The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch, and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang, the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth.

Their chubby faces and big ears are signs of fortune as well."