Tuesday, Feb. 12

TUESDAY 2/12/2019

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Tenure and promotions

At their February meeting, the Board of Regents granted tenure to Rachel Brummel, environmental studies/political science; Stephanie Fretham, biology; Joseph Madrigal, art; Anna Peterson, history; Dawn Reding, biology; Jennaya Robison, music; Lindsey Row-Heyveld, English; Justin Sprung, psychology; Robert Vrtis, theatre; Alexandra White, management; and Jill Wilson, education. All were promoted to associate professor. Congratulations!

New majors and minors approved

At their February meeting, the Board of Regents approved a major in music education, a major and minor in exercise science, and a minor in leadership studies. These new majors and minors were recommended and approved by the faculty during the fall semester.

Monthly admissions update

The most recent monthly admissions report is now available online. Contact Scot, <schasc01> or 387-1430, with any questions.


Disability Services online testing form available

Faculty now have access to the new Disability Services online testing form. Please complete this form when you have a student who is activated in Disability Services and needs to take their exam in the Center for Academic Enrichment.

CAE appreciates your assistance with this process. Contact Jamie Gavle, <gavlja01> or 387-1270, with questions or for assistance.

Connect More Thrive MoreJust-For-Fun-Reading

Because connection is incredibly important to our well-being, the Wellness Program's 2018-19 theme is "Connect More, Thrive More." Want to connect with more good, just-for-fun books? Register for the event which begins at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Nobel and includes a lunch-and-learn conversation on "Just-For-Fun-Reading" with Luther's very own Emily Mineart. Lunch is provided by Wellness for those who register by Tuesday, Feb. 19!

Student summer employment information 

Please remind students that Luther has opportunities for students looking for summer employment. Applications are in the Office of Human Resources (Main 25) or online. A list of open positions will soon be available there, as well. 

Applications should be completed and returned to Human Resources by March 8. Students returning to Luther for fall 2019 are eligible to apply. This includes seniors who are student teaching a ninth semester in fall 2019 or graduating seniors who are taking summer classes. Encourage students to turn in applications as soon as possible. Positions fill quickly. Contact Summer Employment, <hr>, 387-1116 or 387-1134, with questions.

Supervisor information

Supervisors are asked to complete a summer position requisition by Wednesday, Feb. 13, using the Google doc survey: 2019 Position Requisition Form

Books available for author visit

Copies of Erin Gruwell's "The Freedom Writer's Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them" are in stock in the Book Shop. Gruwell's lecture will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Valders 206 with the book signing to follow. Remaining copies of her book will be available at the signing.

Call for summer collaborative research proposals

The Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research program provides opportunity for students to engage in collaborative research projects with faculty members during the two months of Luther's summer session in June and July. Proposals are due in the Dean's Office, Union 262, by 5 p.m. Monday, March 11. Complete information and application guidelines are available online.

Perfect pairings offered in Oneota Market

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

Scholar Recognition Day event Feb. 23

Luther College Admissions will host the second Scholar Recognition Day event Saturday, Feb. 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 for the CEPE spring book groups.

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 are offered Wednesday mornings to students in grades 3-8. SoDa Club, a community youth choir available to students in grades K-8, is held Monday nights. For more information contact Jill Wilson or Catelyn Janda at <lccms>. Registration is available online at https://lccms.luther.edu/.

Ethnic Arts student volunteer opportunity

Volunteer opportunities are available for students during Ethnic Arts 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Regents Center. Encourage students to participate in these ways: 

  • Tabling for a country: This involves setting up their own table about a country with materials and artifacts to make it interesting for visitors to learn more. This could be a home country or culture they have been a part of or know a lot about.
  • Cultural performances: A skit, song, dance or story about their country/culture. It can be either traditional or modern.
  • Crew work: Help set up or tear down the fair, move items and complete other tasks as assigned.

Students who are interested in participating in any of these ways should stop into the CIES office and sign up by Monday, Feb. 18. Any questions, ask a CIES staff member.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Asha Aden '20
Friday, Feb. 15: Menzi Nkambule '18
Monday, Feb. 18: Reginald Green '71

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 at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the CFL as we explore connections of scripture, poetry and faith.

Home sporting events

Saturday, Feb. 16: Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan; women at 2 p.m., men at 4 p.m. Both games streamed online.

Events this week

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Nordic Choir Homecoming concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall, streamed online

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Screening of 'Freedom Writers,' 6:30 p.m., Valders 206
Grey's Anatomy Trivia Night, 6:30 p.m., Union, Marty's

Thursday, Feb. 14: Biology Colloquium, Molly McNicoll, 'Lions, Giraffes, and Baboons, oh my!... Tales of research and study abroad in Tanzania,' 9:40 a.m., Valders 206

Emeriti Colloquium, Mike Blair, 'The Evolution of Young Adult Spirituality,' 3 p.m., Union, Mott Room

Friday, Feb. 15: Center Stage Series: The Westerlies, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Sunday, Feb. 17: Norse Awards, 7 p.m., Regents Center, Main Gym

Monday, Feb. 18: Entrepreneurship Speaker, Ryan Stroschein, 6:30 p.m., Olin 102

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 rotini pasta, shrimp scampi and linguine pasta bowl, basil marinara sauce, zucchini and tomatoes, everything breadstick, tossed salad and dessert, 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 Wednesday, 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.

'You' television show discussion

Join Counseling Service along with advocates from Helping Services and Riverview Center for a discussion on the popular Lifetime/Netflix show "You." Discuss the show and information about healthy and unhealthy relationships from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Main 116B.

'Islam in Europe' informational session 

Encourage interested students to attend an informational session on the Paideia 450 "Islam in Europe" study abroad course for J-term 2020, which will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Main 111. Professors Todd Green and Robert Christman will lead the session and answer any questions students may have about the course.

Emeriti colloquium Feb. 14

Having served as a college pastor at Luther 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.

Blackened salmon swipe plus night Feb. 14

Thursday, Feb. 14, come for a delicious dinner in the cafeteria. Blackened salmon with dill and caper cream over roasted spaghetti squash with lemon-seasoned asparagus will be served 5-7 p.m. for a meal swipe plus an extra $5. Limited dinners are available, and the regular meal will also be served.

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.

Gruwell lecture Feb. 20

Teacher, educational activist and founder of Freedom Writers Foundation, Erin Gruwell will speak at Luther at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Valders 206. The teacher portrayed by Hillary Swank in the movie, "Freedom Writers," Gruwell empowers her class full of "unteachables" to re-chart their futures and speaks to the authenticity and stamina needed to fuel change and achieve success that others might not think possible. Sponsored by Campus Programming and CEPE.

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 National Book Award Winner "Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" and two other short articles. Professor Guy Nave will lead discussion from 9:40-10:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Preus Library Hovde Room, and Kendi will be on hand for follow-up conversation the afternoon of Feb. 28.  Email cepe to sign up and receive readings.

'Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim' lecture Feb. 21

On an eight month walk from Los Angeles to Washington D.C., dozens of marchers became a mobile village, sounding an alarm about the climate crisis. Among those marchers was Ed Fallon, the author of "Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim," a story about his journey and experiences along the way. Fallon will speak about his story at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Olin 102.

Before taking on the role of activist, Fallon acted as an Iowa state representative, spending 13 years as a Democratic representative in the Iowa Legislature.

Comedian Eric O'Shea Feb. 22

Hosted by SAC Entertainment, comedian Eric O'Shea will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Marty's. Known for his creation of "Song for Commercials" and his celebrity impressions, he has more than four million hits on YouTube. O'Shea has appeared on NBC, ABC and the Disney Channel, and has performed at the Emmys. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Faculty Artist Series: Xiao Hu and Du Huang

Luther piano faculty members Xiao Hu and Du Huang will present a piano duo recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Noble Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The piano duo has selected for the program Austrian composer Franz Schubert's "Lebensstürme" (Storms of Life), D. 947 and 20th century Chinese composer Chu Wanghua's "Girl in Red" and "Celebration Dance," based on two traditional Chinese folk songs. The duo will also perform 20th century Russian composer Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," a piece published as a four-hand piano score in 1913 after its ballet and orchestral premiere inspired a riot.

Student recitals

Saturday, Feb. 23: Elliot Douma '19, low brass, 7 p.m.

Student recitals are held in Noble Recital Hall, with a reception to follow.


Celebrations this week

Feb. 12: Janna Edrington
Feb. 13: Greg Ardinger, Jeff Leschensky
Feb. 17: Faust Gertz, Peggy Lensing
Feb. 18: Jan Cordell, Molly McNicoll

Welcome new employees

Joelle Nielsen started her position as counselor on Feb. 1. Her office is in Counseling Service in Larsen Hall, telephone 387-1860.

Bryan Tieskoetter started his custodial staff position on Feb. 4. His office is Farwell 813, telephone 387-1605.

Angie Praska started her custodial staff position on Feb. 4. Her office is Miller Hall, telephone 387-2235. 

Position openings

Administrative assistant: Part-time (.69 FTE) 30 hours-per-week, 11-month, administrative assistant to provide support to the director of Student Activities with regular office tasks. Some driving will be required. Qualified candidates will have a high school degree and additional training in office procedures and Microsoft Office Suite. A valid driver's license is required. Two years experience in office setting is preferred.

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


Todd Green gave a lecture titled "Islamophobia and Xenophobia in the Context of Global Migration" at the Migration and Border Crossings Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Feb. 9. The conference was co-sponsored by Columbia Theological Seminary and Emory University's Center for the Study of Law and Religion.

Long-time Luther friend, supporter, athlete and coach Bob Naslund received the Spirit of Luther Award at spring semester opening convocation. Luther President Paula Carlson recognized Naslund and presented him the award. Naslund '65, "has been a dedicated coach and mentor to generations of Luther student-athletes and a champion of diversity and opportunity," said President Carlson when presenting the award.

Holly Moore completed a two-week residency at Harvard's Center for Hellenistic Studies in Washington, D.C. Moore was invited to use the Center's library collection, which specializes in scholarship on Greek and Roman antiquity, as part of her research into the dramatic role of slaves in Plato's dialogues. This project developed from the research she pursued on the ideology of freedom in Plato's defense of philosophy while a visiting researcher with Humboldt University's program in "Philosophy, Science and the Sciences" during the fall term.


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 in 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. Measurements: 81 inches long, 35 inches wide and 28 inches high. 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 feet wide by 80 feet long, 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.

For rent: Two very clean units available. Both two-bedroom, one-bath units. No garage. Gas, electric and water included. $750/mo. References required. Available immediately. One-year lease. $750 security deposit required. Call Kelly Real Estate, 382-8406.


And finally...

Whether you're celebrating...

Feb. 13: Desperation Day
Galentine's Day
Get a Different Name Day
Madly In Love With Me Day
National Wingman's Day
Self-Love Day
World Radio Day

Feb. 14: Ferris Wheel Day
International Book Giving Day
Frederick Douglass Day
League of Women Voters Day
Library Lovers Day
National Have A Heart Day
National Donor Day
National Women's Heart Day
Quirky Alone Day
Race Relations Day
Singles Awareness Day or Singles Appreciation Day
Valentine's Day
(World) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

...share a little extra love this week, the world can always use more of it.