Tuesday, Feb. 19

TUESDAY 2/19/2019

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Message from the Board of Regents

Faculty and staff should have received a message from the Board of Regents on Feb. 15. Those who did not receive this update should contact <aimeevw>.

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.


February employee wellness newsletter

Check out the February 2019 issue of Words of Wellness. This month's main article is on "Should you be standing more at work? Maybe not...," and Mark Faldet is the spotlight employee of the month. It includes upcoming events, wellness tips and a recipe, and all content is written by our staff and student wellness ambassadors. Share the issue with colleagues and encourage them to opt-in for monthly editions here.

Queer theory reading group

The Dean's Office welcomes requests from faculty and staff for the formation of reading groups. We have recently received a request for an interdisciplinary reading group in queer theory. If you are interested in being part of such a group, please email Sean Burke at <burke.sean>.

Sustainability orientation for new staff and faculty

Greetings, new staff and faculty. We invite you to join us for an informative hour of conversation, data and stories from the Center for Sustainable Communities at 9:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Valders 374. Participants receive a reusable water bottle, coffee mug, and a better idea of the current projects and past sustainability accomplishments of the college. We'll host these events once a month. RSVP to <cainto01>.

Paideia summer reading

The Paideia Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the all-college summer reading for 2019 is "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border" by Francisco Cantú. Raised by the daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Cantú studied international relations at American University and became obsessed with understanding the borderlands where he grew up. Wanting to experience the realities of the border for himself, Cantú took a job with the U.S. Border Patrol and worked in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas from 2008-12. In his memoir, Cantú attempts to understand identity and violence, while discovering a human connection that is stronger than the border itself. Books for faculty and staff will be available in April.

ITS tip of the month: The joy of tidying files

It's almost spring! (We hope.) Time to put our digital house in order and declutter those places where old files are just gathering digital dust. Network shares are particularly important because ITS will perform significant work on them in the near future. Not sure whether to keep, delete or archive something? See our February Tip of the Month.

Disability Services online testing form available

Faculty now have access to the new Disability Services online testing form. Faculty should complete this form when they 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 More: Just-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.

Books available for author visit

Ibram Kendi will give the Luther Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the CFL Main Hall; after the lecture he will be on hand to sign two of his books, "The Black Campus Movement" and "Stamped From the Beginning." Both books are available for purchase in the Book Shop, and will be for sale at the event.

Call for summer collaborative research proposals

The Summer Student/Faculty Collaborative Research program provides opportunities 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.

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.

Prospective 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.

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.

'Serving God and Humanity: The Organ in Liturgical and Ceremonial Context'

Luther's Annual Benefactor's Organ Recital, featuring Kimberly Marshall, professor of organ at Arizona State University, will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. The program, titled "Serving God and Humanity: The Organ in Liturgical and Ceremonial Context," will include music by Bach, Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn, Ethel Smyth and Margaret Vardell Sandresky.

Reminder: readings and discussion group available

Selected readings and a discussion group are available ahead of Ibram Kendi's Feb. 28 Distinguished Lecture.

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.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Reginald Green '71
Friday, Feb. 22: Kara Baylor '92
Monday, Feb. 25: Guy Nave

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.

Come for February chapel at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the CFL to explore connections of scripture, poetry and faith.

Home sporting events

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Women's basketball vs. Coe, first round of the American Rivers Conference Tournament, the game will be streamed online.

Events this week

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Erin Gruwell: Educator and Founder of Freedom Writers Foundation, 7 p.m., Valders 206

Thursday, Feb. 21: Biology Colloquium: Kurayi Mahachi, "Lyme disease among hunting dogs: field research in public health," 9:40 a.m., Valders 206
Summer Camp Fair, 10 a.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Main Lounge
The Vagina Monologues, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Ed Fallon, "Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim," 7 p.m., Olin 102

Friday, Feb. 22: The Vagina Monologues, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
SAC Entertainment, Eric O'Shea, comedian, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's

Saturday, Feb. 23: Scholar Day, all day, various campus locations
Faculty Artist Series: Xiao Hu and Du Huang, piano duo, 4 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
SAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m., Valders 206

Sunday, Feb. 24: The Vagina Monologues, 2 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Faculty Artist Series: Jonathon Struve, voice, 2 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Twin Peaks Day 2019, 7 p.m., Olin 102

Brown bag lunch Feb. 19

Reginald Green '72, is on campus and will speak in chapel Wednesday, Feb. 20. Founder Hidden Heritage, Green is an emeritus administrator for the University of Northern Iowa and serves as one of the leaders for Transforming White Privilege workshops in the Northeastern Iowa Synod ELCA. He will also visit classes and engage in conversation with student groups during his visit. Students, faculty and staff interested in learning more about Transforming White Privilege can join a brown bag lunch conversation, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Mott Room in the Union.

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, "FreedomWriters," 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.

'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.

SAC Cinema presents 'A Star Is Born'

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral in "A Star Is Born" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Valders 206, with a 7:30 p.m. movie start time. Admission is $5. Free popcorn while supplies last.

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.

Faculty Artist Series: John Struve and Nicholas Shaneyfelt

Jonathon Struve, baritone, and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano, present a voice recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in Noble Recital Hall. Carol Hester, flute, will also collaborate on the recital. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. Struve's program commences with "Strike the Viol" and "If Music Be the Food of Love" by Purcell, two selections which invite the audience to celebrate the gift of music. The program continues with an exploration of mortality in Finzi's song cycle "Earth and Air and Rain," with poetry by Thomas Hardy.

Twin Peaks Day event

Return to the show that changed TV forever with a Twin Peaks Day celebration at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in Olin 102. There will be donuts and coffee and a screening and exciting prizes. Open to everyone.

'Agents of Change' presented by BSU

As part of their 50-year anniversary commemoration, the Black Student Union will host a film screening of "Agents of Change" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206. Both the screening and discussion to follow are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Through the stories of the young men and women who lead the battle for a more relevant and meaningful education for African American students, "Agents of Change" is a film that examines the racial conditions found on college campuses.

Humanities Endowment Distinguished Lecture

Award winning historian, author, professor and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, Ibram X. Kendi will give the Humanities Endowment Distinguished lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The lecture is part of Black History Month and the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Black Student Union at Luther College. Kendi will discuss topics from his books The Black Campus Movement and Stamped from the Beginning. The lecture open to the public with no charge for admission.

Faculty Artist Series: Spencer Martin and Nicholas Shaneyfelt

Spencer Martin and Nicholas Shaneyfelt are performing a program titled, "1919: A Viola Centenary," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Noble Recital Hall. Martin and Shaneyfelt have chosen for the program three major works for the viola written in the year 1919 by composers Rebecca Clark, Ernest Bloch and Paul Hindemith. The duo will also perform this program Monday, Feb. 25, at the University of Iowa and Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Coe College.

Faculty Artist Series: Miko Kominami

Miko Kominami will give a solo piano recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital includes three Scarlatti Sonatas, four Liszt-Schubert songs, Haydn's Sonata in F Major and concludes with Liszt's "Rhapsodie Espagnole."

T-Pain to perform May 3

American rapper, singer, songwriter and record-producer T-Pain will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Regents Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $45 and can be purchased at tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected]. The name on the ticket must match the ticketholder's ID for entry into the concert.

Student recitals

Saturday, March 2: Sam Naumann '19, cello, 2 p.m.

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


Celebrations this week

Feb. 20: Kate Elliot, Matt Hammen, Larry Sikkink
Feb. 21: Hannah Tulgren
Feb. 22: Paul Frana, Candy Ode
Feb. 24: David Huinker
Feb. 25: Lynn Ingvalson, Helen Olson

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/.


Jill Wilson, with Alden Snell (Eastman) and Carolyn Cruse (Texas Tech), published "Cooperating Teachers' Perceptions of Hosting and Mentoring Student Teachers" in the Journal of Music Teacher Education. She also collaborated on "A Comparison of Music Faculty and Music Education Faculty Beliefs Regarding Music Curricula for Preservice Teachers," with Emily McGinnis (UMKC); the piece was published in Visions of Research in Music Education. Wilson also presented a project with an equally long title at the Suncoast Research Symposium in Tampa, Florida.


Local event: Saturday, Feb. 23, the Winneshiek Idea House is hosting Trout Tank, where featured entrepreneurs will present their ideas and needs to the community. Think of it as crowdfunding in real time. This project is coordinated in collaboration with Winneshiek County Development, Inc. and supported by the Iowa Small Business Development Center for the purpose of incubating sustainable enterprises and making Winneshiek County an even better place to live. Learn more and RSVP here.

For sale: 2017 Gibson Les Paul Classic electric guitar, high end, color-honeyburst, with brown leather grain case. 2016 Fender American Professional HSS Shawbucker Stratocaster, high end, color-antique olive, with black hard shell case. Epiphone Wolf Destiny CNC Wound electric guitar, color-blue burst, with black hard shell case. Spider V60 Line 6 guitar amp, Yamaha THR10 Modeling Combo amp regulator, and Ibanez NU Tubescreamer Overdrive Pro. All in excellent condition. For pictures and price please email <leibolbr> or call Joey, 735-5642.

House/pet sitter available: My name is Cory Eull, and I am a sophomore dance major at Luther. I am passionate about people, the environment, art and storytelling. I am looking to stay in Decorah this summer to further connect myself to the community, and am curious if anyone could use a house and/or pet sitter at that time. I would also be open to a housing/work exchange. If you think this could apply to you, reach out to me at <eullco01>.

Help available: I am staying in Decorah over the summer and am willing/able to house or pet sit over the duration of the break. I stayed in Decorah all of last summer as well and helped five professors with home maintenance and pet care. Please contact me at <lavean01> with inquiries or for more information.

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...

Though Random Acts of Kindness Day has passed... this whole week is Random Acts of Kindness Week! Let's make each other's day! Here is a great resource for some fun Random Acts you can do for each other: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/.

#kindnessstartswithone #randomactsofkindness #rakday