Tuesday, March 12

TUESDAY 3/12/2019

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Brand Strategy Presentations March 14

Staff and faculty are encouraged to attend one of two presentations of Luther's Proposed Brand Strategy, given by the Additive Agency and BTC: Revolutions. Presentations will be held 9:40-10:40 a.m. or 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Olin 102. Contact Brad Chamberlain <brad.chamberlain> with questions.  

Giving Day thank you

16 hours of giving + 12 hours of live streaming + more than 1,866 gnome-tastic gifts + 2,469 volunteer service hours = $815,472.04, a big day for the Luther Fund!

Thank you for going big AND going gnome!

You did it! You made #luthergives19 a huge day of Luther Fund giving!

We are grateful for all the faculty, staff, students, alumni, family and friends who made donations, appeared on the live stream, posted on social media, delivered thank yous, took pictures with the gnomes and so much more.

We are also grateful for the generosity of our Gnome Team who stepped forward to make the day even more fun for everyone.

Many, many thanks!
The Luther Fun(d) and Development team at Luther

Institutional Values Reading and Discussion Group

In support of the revision of the all-college requirements identified within the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a reading and discussion group focused on the characteristics of a liberal arts education and the mission and values of Luther College in the 21st century. Readings for the discussion group will

  • Identify opportunities within higher education to transform general education programs
  • Explore how the college's Lutheran heritage shapes the community and the curricular and co-curricular offerings

The group will meet in Preus Library, Hovde Room, from 4-5 p.m. on the following Fridays: March 22, April 5, April 12, April 26, May 3 and May 17. Faculty and staff may participate in the discussion group on a session-by-session basis; please go to the Dean's Office webpage and scroll down to Upcoming Events to register for each session. Readings for the discussion group are available on our KATIE course page; please note that participants will need to enroll as a student in the KATIE course. Light refreshments will be provided at each session. Please contact Brad Chamberlain, <brad.chamberlain>, with questions about the discussion group or the readings.

Monthly admissions update

The fall 2019 monthly admissions reports are available online; report number six was just posted. Notices will be published in the Tuesday after the last day of the previous month. Contact Derek, <derek.hartl>, or 387-1433, with any questions.


March staff meetings

Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings for March: 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, or 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, both in Peace Dining Room.

New travel expense policy

In order to improve compliance with IRS requirements, Luther’s travel expense policy has been updated. Three major changes in the new policy are:

  1. A $40 daily meal limit
  2. Meals are not reimbursable for travel without an overnight stay
  3. Travel costs not substantiated with receipts within 60 days of the travel will be processed through payroll as taxable income

OFS will present the new policy at March staff meetings and can set up additional learning sessions. Questions should be directed to the OFS.

Web requests policy reminder

For any web changes, updates and additions, please submit a web content request through our ticket system, found here: https://www.luther.edu/web-content/request/.

All requests will be prioritized accordingly and responded to by one of our team members. We ask that you give two weeks lead time for all requests to be completed. This policy allows the digital marketing team (also known as web content team) to prioritize and complete requests in a more timely and organized manner.

All email requests will be directed to the request form before work will be added to the queue.

Krahn Family Student Life Service Award

Nominees for this award must be current sophomore or junior students who have contributed to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College. Any student, faculty or staff member may nominate a student. This award is designed to recognize a student who makes a positive impact to student life. The $1,000 award is expected to be over and above any financial assistance a student receives. The nomination form can be found online. Nominations are due by April 12.

Kuh Family 'Positively Luther' Award

This award is given each year to a student whose character, leadership, and participation in co-curricular and other educationally purposeful activities enhances the quality of campus life. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. This $5,000 award is expected to be over and above the financial aid package offered by the College. Students may apply for this award through April 12.

ICF-McElroy student/faculty research call for proposals

Applications require dual authorship by the student(s) and a sponsoring faculty member. Students must be juniors or seniors in Fall 2019. Funds may be used to support all expenses of research project except faculty stipends. Maximum award is $2,000. Luther may submit up to four proposals. The internal deadline is Wednesday, April 10, to Dean's Office, Union 262.

BSU 50th Anniversary

Closing events for the BSU 50th Anniversary will be held Friday-Sunday, April 26-28. The weekend celebration kicks off with a reception at Norby House at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and closes with a Gala Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. More information on these and additional activities running Thursday through Sunday can be found online. With the exception of the Gala Dinner, the weekend’s events are open to the public with no charge for admission. Tickets for the Gala Dinner are $35, RSVP online. For additional information, contact Kirk Johnson, 387-1659.

Student research symposium abstracts

This year's Student Research Symposium and Senior Recognition Convocation will be held on Friday, May 10. Submissions for student abstracts are due Friday, March 22. Students are encouraged to share their research and creative work by applying online.

Luther employee fitness classes

Sign up today for the final fitness sessions of 2019 for wellness subsidized employee Yoga and Zumba 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.

Greeting cards

The Book Shop has completed a revision of their greeting cards. New birthday, wedding, sympathy, get well, blank and thinking-of-you cards are in stock. Come and check them out!

Nominate an outstanding senior

Do you know a remarkable Luther student who's graduating in May? The Luther magazine seeks to profile seniors who excel academically, musically, athletically, through service, through internships, through entrepreneurship, or otherwise. Send suggestions to [email protected] by April 5. Please include specifics about what makes this student special!

Sign up for the dining services e-newsletter

The best way to know what's going on with Dining Services is to sign up for the monthly newsletter. Content includes hours of operation, specials, events and announcements such as when a dining dollar promo is going on.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day in the Caf

Celebrate faculty and staff appreciation day on Wednesday, March 13. Show a faculty/staff Luther ID and get 50% off lunch in the cafeteria. Also, now through Sunday, March 17, purchase $50 dining dollars for $40. Faculty and staff can use dining dollars at all dining locations on campus.

Summer hours and 2019-20 holiday schedule

Summer hours begin Monday, May 27. For more information about summer hours, plus the holiday schedule for summer 2019 and the 2019-20 academic year, visit the Human Resources website.

Faith conversations

College Pastors, Mike Blair and Anne Edison-Albright, are available for faith conversations, pastoral care and just getting acquainted. Stop by the College Ministries office in the CFL to visit, call 387-1040 or email <ministry>

Devotions for Lent

Free copies of the Lenten devotional "Lasting Hope 2019," are available, while supplies last, during Chapel, at Sunday Morning worship or in the College Ministries office.

Call for proposals-The Sophomore Slowdown event

As part of Next Steps for Sophomores, Luther will host The Sophomore Slowdown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Union. The goal of this event is for sophomores to pause and engage in "big questions" about the rest of their Luther experience and beyond.

Faculty and staff who are interested in organizing panel discussions should submit proposals using this form. Contact Rachel Brummel, <brumra02>, or Andrew Bailey, <bailan01> for additional information.

Failure stories wanted!

In support of the upcoming, Here’s My Story: I Failed panel event on March 13, Counseling Service has circulated a tri-fold board in the Union, Regents, Valders, CFA, Jensen, Brandt, Ylvisaker and Olin. Today is the last day to read the anonymous stories of others failures, or add to it. In a culture where we are often afraid to fail, we hope to normalize failure by speaking of it.

Prescribed fire and burn crew training session

Interested in being on Luther's prescribed burn crew? Attend a training session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Valders 262. You will learn about goals for using fire in our woodlands and prairies, and about fire safety and responsibilities while on a burn. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to participate. Email Molly McNicoll, <mcnimo01>, with questions or to learn about other events on the natural areas.

Habitat for Humanity spring break trip

Let students know there are a few spots left on the Luther College Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Service Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico! No skills are necessary, just a great attitude and a willingness to work hard and have fun. We will leave on the evening of March 22, and return on March 29. The cost is $475, which covers bus transportation, lodging, food while in Santa Fe and a donation to Habitat for Humanity for supplies, etc. Please contact <habitat> or <marlowch> for more information. This is a great way to meet new people, build your resume, serve others and gain new skills!


Chapel this week

Wednesday, March 13: Richard Colligan
Friday, March 15: Sandhya Purohit Caton, Norsemen
Monday, March 18: Lenten Morning Prayer

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

Home sporting events

There are no home sporting events this week.

Events this week

Wednesday, March 13: Faculty and Staff Panel: 'Here's My Story: I Failed,' 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Thursday, March 14: Emeriti Colloquium: Marv Slind, 'Growing Older without Growing Up: The "Parrothead" Life,' 3 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Mott Room
Center Stage Series: Goitse, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Friday, March 15: Music Scholarship Audition Day, all day, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
SAC Cinema: Green Book, 7:30 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206
Theatre Performance: Appropriate, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre

Saturday, March 16: Theatre Performance: Appropriate, 1:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre
Faculty Artist Series: Duo MemDi: Igor Kalnin, violin; Rochelle Sennet, piano, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Theatre Performance: Appropriate, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre

Sunday, March 17: Spring Oratorio, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life
Theatre Performance: Appropriate, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre

Monday, March 18: Entrepreneurship Speaker: John McDavitt, 6:30 p.m., Olin Room 102

'Here's My Story: I Failed' March 13

Failing isn't on anyone's to-do list, but what if more emphasis was placed on failure as a productive learning tool? New York Times Best Selling author Brené Brown reminds us that if we are brave enough, often enough, we will fail, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Come hear faculty and staff tell their stories of failing and the good that can come from personal struggle at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in the CFL Recital Hall. Reception to follow. Sponsored by Counseling Services, Active Minds and CEPE.

'Growing Older Without Growing Up: The "Parrothead" Life' March 14

Giving a multimedia introduction to Jimmy Buffett's extensive career, Marv Slind, professor emeritus, will present the lecture, "Growing Older Without Growing Up: The 'Parrothead' Life" at Luther's Emeriti Colloquium, at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Mott Room of the Union.

CSS: Goitse March 14

Multi-award winning quintet Goitse (pronounced Go-wit-cha) will perform as part of the Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The group's distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from the countryside of Ireland and abroad — making each performance unique. Tickets are $26 for adults, $24 for seniors 65+ and $15 for youth ages 4-18. Dinner will also be available at 5:30 p.m. before the performance in Peace Dining Room. Tickets for dinner are $20 per person. For more information or to order tickets online, visit http://centerstage.luther.edu

Luther theatre department presents 'Appropriate' March 15-17

Luther's theatre department presents Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "Appropriate," a story of siblings colliding over a contentious family history while settling the accounts of the newly-dead Lafayette patriarch. Performances take place in the Jewel Theatre in Luther's Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 15; 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16; and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17. 

SAC Cinema presents 'Green Book' March 15

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South in "Green Book" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, in Valders 206, with a 7:30 p.m. movie start time. Admission is $5. Free popcorn while supplies last.

Faculty Artist Series: Igor Kalnin March 16

Igor Kalnin will give a recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in the Noble Recital Hall. Kalnin will perform on the violin in a chamber ensemble Duo MemDi.

Spring Oratorio concert March 17

Luther's music department presents the biennial Spring Oratorio concert, featuring Luther's Symphony Orchestra, Nordic Choir, Collegiate Chorale and Cathedral Choir. The performance includes Francis Poulenc's Gloria and Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms in commemoration of Bernstein's 100th birthday. The concert will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in Luther's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

Luther College Woman's Club hosts local historical groups March 19

Winneshiek County's history is rich and thanks to the efforts of several local organizations, that history has been and continues to be preserved for generations to come. Representatives of four local organizations—the Winneshiek County Historical Society, the Winneshiek County Historic Preservation Commission, the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission and the Decorah Genealogy Association—will present "Current News" at the group's next meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 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.

'When I Get to Heaven, I'm Gonna Jump and Shout: Female Artists and the Life-Changing Song "Oh Happy Day"' March 19

Luther presents the 2019 Sihler Memorial Lecture featuring guest speaker Deborah Smith Pollard, University of Michigan-Dearborn Professor of English Literature and Humanities. Focusing on performances of the gospel music standard "O Happy Day" by female performers, the lecture commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Union at Luther College, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.

Women, Faith and Finance seminar April 12

On Friday, April 12, Luther is hosting the 15th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar at the Hotel Winneshiek. Women of all ages are invited to come and learn more about financial management, decluttering/simplifying and volunteering time/talent. Cost is $30—bring a friend, and each save $5. All paid registrants receive a complimentary copy of A Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance. Register at luther.edu/wff or email <lovellje> for more information.

Student recitals

C.J. Heck '19, is presenting a piano recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

Janet Irankunda '19, and Abby Saner '20, will present a vocal recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

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


Celebrations this week

March 12: Alla Sazonova, Marcia Gullickson, Judy Riha, Melissa Martinez
March 13: Tom Berger
March 14: April Rowe Neal
March 15: Joan Beckman, Tricia Crary
March 16: Jodi Meyer-Mork, Sara Gullickson
March 17: Jamie Gavle, Thomas Piazza

Retirement notice

Susan Peterson, who will have worked at Luther for more than 42 years, has announced her retirement effective May 31. We congratulate Susan and thank her for her dedicated service to the college. 

Position openings

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


Robert Christman's article, "The Controversy over Original Sin with an Eye Toward its Origins in the Synergistic Controversy" was published in the volume titled, "Matthias Flacius Illyricus, Biographische Kontexte, theologische Wirkungen, historische Rezeption," ed. Irene Dingel et al., (Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019). 

Storm Bailey, professor of philosophy, has been appointed as the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement faculty research fellow. The appointment is for two years beginning in the fall of 2019.

Jim Martin-Schramm, professor of religion, has been announced as the new director of the Center for Sustainable Communities. He serves a three-year term as director beginning spring semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Junior Kristen Hansen and sophomore Piper Wood have been selected as Peace Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year. The pair will spend six weeks studying peace and dialogue in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway.

A study by Samantha McAllister '12, and Mary Whipple '09, examining smoking in patients with fibromyalgia and the effects on cognitive function was published in "Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes."


Free: Large blue Luther College display available to other departments at no cost. The display is seven feet tall and ten feet wide. A new sign with our updated logo will need to be purchased, and I do have pricing information from the company. Picture is available if you email me, <schoka02>.

Wanted: My daughter is looking for a set of tall women's golf clubs to borrow or purchase inexpensively for the high school girl's golf season. She specifically needs the tall size clubs. If you can help, please contact <johnbo02>

For sale: Chicago Bears Matt Forte autographed Wilson football with certificate of authenticity and display case, $50. Email <kimpowell>.

For sale: iHome portable bluetooth speaker. Cover doubles as a stand. Charges by usb cord. Works perfectly. Nice, small unit. Bought new as a gift and daughter barely used it, $20. Email <kimpowell>.

For sale: Fat Angus Heifer corn-fed, farm-fresh hamburger for sale, $4.50/lb. Call (507) 273-0358.

Free: Very tall (approximately six feet, two inches) and wide indoor Norfolk Pine plant, which has outgrown our house. Needs re-potting in a bigger pot, but it's lush and healthy. Email <gilbertc> with inquiries.

Free: Kodak 30 color ink cartridge for Kodak All-in-one inkjet printers. Yours for the asking. Contact <livipa01>.

Seeking au pair: Our family is looking for an au pair and understand several families in Decorah have hosted au pairs from other countries. If you have had a good experience and are willing to share information about the agency you used or contacts you have, please let us know, <[email protected]>. 


And finally...

According to rumor, spring is right around the corner. Seeing as it's National Plant a Flower Day, the rumor must be true! While planting a flower in your garden may not be feasible today, don't let that stop you from participating in #PlantAFlowerDay. Seeds can be started inside and set by a sunny window or embrace the power of visualization and start mapping out your spring flower garden in your mind. 

As the botanist, Luther Burbank (1849-1926) said, "Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul." Who doesn't want some of that?