Tuesday, April 2

TUESDAY 4/2/2019

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Brand strategy update

For those that were unable to attend one of the March 14 brand strategy presentations, and for those that would like a refresher, a recording of the presentation has been uploaded to the Brand Strategy KATIE course page. Individuals will need to self-enroll as students to access the course. After viewing the presentation, please take some time to complete the Brand Strategy Presentation Feedback form. Contact <brad.chamberlain> with questions.

Monthly admissions update

The fall 2019 monthly admissions reports are available online; report number seven 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. 

Institutional Values Reading and Discussion Group reminder

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. The group will meet in Preus Library, Hovde Room, from 4-5 p.m. on the following Fridays: 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.


HR Update 

TIAA announces individual counseling sessions 8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. Monday April 15, and 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 800-732-8353 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held in Main 30.

HR/Payroll has received multiple phishing emails. The emails "appear" to be employees indicating that they want to change their direct deposit information. HR/Payroll will not respond to email requests for direct deposit changes. Please come to the HR/Payroll office if you want to change your direct deposit or tax withholding information.

Call for proposals

The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther community to propose presentations on the theme "Resistance and Resilience" for the 2019-2020 Texts and Issues Lecture Series. Participants are encouraged to address the theme from the perspective of a wide variety of texts drawn from the arts, sciences, and humanities. If interested, please submit a brief proposal of 250-500 words by Monday, April 15.  

Wondering about India's national election?

The world's largest democracy, India, will hold national elections beginning April 11 and continuing through early May. Join Brian Caton at 12:45-2:15 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Koren 218 for a discussion including a brief history of India's electoral record, the political parties and personalities, and the rhetoric and issues at stake when voters queue up to the polls. Seating is limited.

2019 ROAD dates

Registration, Orientation, and Advising Days for 2019:

Monday, June 10
Monday, June 17
Monday, June 24
Thursday, August 29 (reserved for international students and domestic students who live 350+ miles from campus)

Additional new student information can be found at https://www.luther.edu/new-students/

Summer 2019 professional development workshops

The Dean's Office invites faculty and staff to visit our webpage and to scroll down to "Upcoming Events" to find information and register for this summer's professional development workshops. Registration will close one week before each workshop is scheduled. Please read the descriptions to see which workshops are for faculty, and which are for faculty and staff. If you have any questions email Sean Burke, <burkse01>.

Library's annual book sale April 8-13

Preus Library's annual National Library Week book sale will be held Monday-Saturday, April 8-13, with hundreds of hardcover and paperback books are available for purchase. Prices decline daily.

Not Quite Free Lunch April 9

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical workspace and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. The menu this month is assorted pizzas, caesar salad, bread sticks and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

'Connect More Thrive More' Health and Wellness Fair April 11

Wellness is sponsoring a Health and Wellness Fair 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the SRC. More than 35 local businesses, providers, employee benefit representatives and nonprofit organizations will be present to talk about how they can help you connect and be healthy and well. Some will even have giveaways and samples! For a full list of vendors and more information visit the event page. Light refreshments, drawings and fun are included!


Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 3: Arie Kizel (Interfaith Forum presenter), Collegiate Chorale
Friday, April 5: Mother Katherine Weston (Interfaith Forum presenter), Cathedral Choir
Monday, April 8: Mike Blair

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

Tuesday, April 2: Baseball vs. Wartburg College (2x9) 1 p.m.
Friday, April 5: Baseball vs. Loras College (1x9) 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 6: Baseball vs. Loras College (2x9) 12 p.m.; Softball vs. Buena Vista University (2x7) 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, April 2: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture: Marie Drews, "The World on a Plate: Ambivalent Encounters at the American Table," 7 p.m., CFL, Recital Hall
Wednesday, April 3: Presentation: Efe Mensah-Brown Sellu '10, "Choosing Purpose: A Teacher's Journey," 6:15 p.m., Olin Room 102; Gjerset Lecture, 7:30 p.m. CFL, Recital Hall
Thursday, April 4: Interfaith Forum Plenary Discussion: "Challenges to Interfaith Dialogue," 7 p.m., CFL, Recital Hall; Chamber Music Recital, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Friday, April 5: SAC Cinema, 7:30 p.m., Valders Room 206; Theatre Performance: Student Directed One-Act Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. CFA, Jewel Theatre
Saturday, April 6: Theatre Performance: Student Directed One-Act Play Festival, 1:30 p.m., CFA, Jewel Theatre; CSS: EVOLUTION, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall
Sunday, April 7: Theatre Performance: Student Directed One-Act Play Festival, 1:30 p.m. CFA, Jewel Theatre
Monday, April 8: Admitted Student Visit Day, all day; Entrepreneurship Speaker: Keith Fix, 6:30 p.m., Olin Room 102

Norse Athletics Association spring luncheon April 3

All are welcome to attend the NAA spring luncheon at noon Wednesday, April 3, at the Hotel Winneshiek Ballroom. Come hear updates from our spring sport coaches as well as updates from the Athletic Department. The event is open to the public, cost is $5 payable at the door. Please RSVP to Russell Schouweiler, assistant athletic director, at <schoru01> or 387-2161.

Decorah impact crater lecture April 4

Luther College will host two geologists from the Iowa Geological Survey as they give two public lectures on the topic of the Decorah impact crater at 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Decorah Public Library and 9:40-10:50 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in Valders room 206. These lectures are open to the public with no charge for admission. Geologist H. Paul Liu from the Iowa Geological Survey and retired geologist Robert McKay discuss the discovery of the Decorah impact crater and the unique fossils that were preserved in the basin of the crater, including Pentecopterus decorahensis, a newly discovered ancient 'sea scorpion.'

Chamber ensemble course spring recital April 4

Luther College students enrolled in this spring semester's chamber ensembles course are performing a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. Student ensembles include the Kakistocracy Saxophone Quartet, the Noble Brass Quintet, the Gale Norse Winds Woodwind Quintet and the Quartetduo Trio (Piano, Flute and Cello).

SAC Cinema presents 'Bumblebee' April 5

"On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken," IMDB.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Valders 206. Free with CAF and $5 without. Free popcorn while supplies last!

SPIN Theater one-act performances April 5-7

Luther's SPIN Theater presents a collection of one-act performances varying in genre, directed and produced by students of all years. Of the five productions, "The Giver," "The Man Who Couldn't Dance," "The Summer People" and "The Last Cyclist" will have two performances. The first show begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, and the other showing of these productions begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The fifth production, "Matchgirl," will take place once at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. All of the performances will take place in the Jewel Theatre of the CFA and are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Concert Band homecoming concert April 9

Concert Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the CFL. The performance is the culmination of the band's 2019 Southwest Tour and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Cathedral Choir homecoming concert April 10

Cathedral Choir will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the CFL. This concert is the culmination of Cathedral Choir's 2019 Wisconsin Tour and is open to the public with no charge for admission. The performance will include "Hear My Prayer, O Lord" by Henry Purcell, selections from "Gloria" by Francis Poulenc and "I Can Tell the World" by Moses Hogan, among many other choral works. 

Emeriti Colloquium 'Relational Dialectics' lecture April 11

Investigating the dynamic tension in our relationships, Alan Lerstrom will present the lecture, "Relational Dialectics" at Luther's Emeriti Colloquium at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Mott room.

Collegiate Chorale homecoming concert April 11

Collegiate Chorale will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the CFL. The concert is the culmination of the choir's 2019 Minnesota Tour. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Women, Faith and Finance Seminar April 12

There's still time to register for the Women, Faith, and Finance seminar on Friday, April 12, at the Hotel Winneshiek. Attend the keynote presentation, Money Matters: Master Your Money at Any Age, plus sessions on decluttering/simplifying and volunteering time and talent. Cost is $30 ($25 with guest). Women of all ages are invited. All paid registrants receive a free book. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 4. Register at luther.edu/wff or email <lovellje>.

CSS: George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain April 12

"Good evening, Wartburg!" were their opening words when they last performed at Luther. Expect another evening full of British humor with music ranging from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Redding and spaghetti western soundtracks. This much-beloved group returns to prove that the ukulele might be small, but it sure is mighty. Tickets are available by calling (563) 387-1357, online at tickets.luther.edu or by visiting the CFL Box Office.

Philharmonia concert April 17

Philharmonia presents their program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the CFL. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Good Morning Miss America!' April 18-27

"Good Morning Miss America!" by Luther Grad Phyllis Yes '63, opens at Hotel Winneshiek Opera House in April. Featuring NYC Actress Kristin Samuelso; Dr. Richard Simon Hanson, professor emeritus; Helen Hustad '52, former Luther Regent of Seattle; and Jim O'Regan, actor. Directed by Katie O'Regan, Luther College development officer. A beautiful show about aging parents and family issues with a little rock 'n roll on the side! Visit www.sacrednoisesociety.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Second Annual Dorian Choral Retreat for adults June 28-30

Do you love to sing? Join us for the Second Annual Dorian Choral Retreat, June 28-30, 2019 here on the Luther College campus. It's like a mini music camp, for adults! Open to anyone who enjoys singing, whether or not they have a previous connection to a Luther College choir, the weekend will consist of rehearsals, breakout sessions, social events and a culminating performance on Sunday afternoon. Visit our event webpage to enroll.

Student recitals

Emma Hyatt '19, is presenting a double bass recital at 12 p.m. Saturday, April 6

Sarah Webb '19, is presenting a clarinet recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6

Xavier Conzet '20, and Noah Lauer '20, are presenting a vocal recital at 12 p.m. Sunday, April 7

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


Celebrations this week

April 1: Bryan Nikkel, Bonnie Johnson
April 2: Michael Bartels
April 3: Deanna Casterton, Erin Flater, Andrew Torgerud
April 5: Linda Martin, Jon Jensen, Amber Suckow, Viset Hovden
April 7: Mark Franzen, Erin Zidlicky, Kimberly Kuennen

Anniversary Celebrations
April 7: Deirdre Duvel, 5 years

Position openings

Assistant Dean for Student Life and Coordinator of First-Year Initiatives (0.92 FTE): Reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Life, the assistant dean is an essential position in the life of the college and will lead the ongoing development of new student transition programs, including orientation. The assistant dean will also be a core member of the case management team in the Student Life Office. A master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, Higher Education, or a related field is preferred. Knowledge of the student development process and bachelor’s degree required. Also required is minimum two years experience in Student Affairs or closely related work experience. In addition to strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to speak Spanish is desired. 

Assistant Director of Residence Life/Area Coordinator (0.87 FTE): A 10.5 month, live-in position responsible for coordinating the student learning and community development program within the residence halls. The assistant director will coordinate the training process of 70 student staff members. Compensation includes housing, food plan and benefits package. Master’s degree is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. Previous residence life experience and an appreciation for the distinctive mission of residential, church-affiliated, liberal arts colleges is strongly preferred.

Front-end web developer (1.0 FTE): Responsible for the coding, usability and layout of the Luther College website; improving both user experience and functionality, the candidate needs to have both graphic design and programming experience. 

Health Education and Promotion Coordinator (0.92 FTE): Under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program, this position works to mobilize, create and sustain campus-wide health promotion practices in order to create an environment that promotes student success, personal development, health and well-being. A bachelor’s degree is required along with Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or eligible and intent to become certified and minimum of two years related health promotion work experience, preferably in a higher education environment. Master's degree preferred.

Media relations and content specialist (1.0 FTE): To story-mine for interesting and newsworthy stories that reflect the Luther brand; create engaging and relevant content for various Luther communication channels; and place Luther stories in external channels.

Multimedia Strategic Fellow: One year, full-time position to participate on the User Services and Multimedia teams within Information Technology Services to assist the Multimedia Lead in promoting and supporting the effective uses of video, audio, textual, graphical, and other electronic media in support of teaching, learning, research, and administrative purposes. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required. Preference for a recent Luther graduate who was a Multimedia Technician student worker or other student worker within ITS or Luther.

Office Coordinator for Campus Programming (1.0 FTE): This person will coordinate campus room reservations and calendar dates for most events on campus, compile and deliver bi-weekly The Bulletin, administer the facilities calendars, campus channel 17.1, and CFL digital signage. High school diploma or equivalent and excellent computer skills including, using graphic design software required. Experience in HTML and website management preferred.

Social media specialist (1.0 FTE): To manage, create and publish relevant, original content and marketing campaigns that build brand awareness and increase visibility and engagement in social media channels.

Utility/Painter (1.0 FTE): This person will prepare surfaces for painting, finishing by sanding, scraping, sandblasting, filling cracks and taping drywall. Will work from ground or floor level, from ladders, and from stationary and swing stages. Must also be available to assist other Facilities Services departments such as mover, grounds, heating plant, plumbing, and snow removal. High school diploma and computer skills for accessing the college’s web-based work order system and email and a valid driver’s license required. Some formal training and a minimum of four years’ experience in painting field preferred. 

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


David Bishop, Anika Hansen '17, Alahna Keil '17, and Iloria Phoenix '17. "Parental attachment and adjustment to college: The mediating role of avoidant coping." Published in The Journal of Genetic Psychology.

Paul Gardner, professor emeritus of political science received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach at West University in Timisoara, Romania in spring 2020. He will be teaching in the American Studies Department and will also travel around Romania to give talks on American democracy and the presidential election of 2020.

Joseph Keeley '19, was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Korean for eight weeks this summer at Pusan National University, one of 10 national universities in Korea. The CLS program was launched in 2006 to increase opportunities for American students to study critical-need languages overseas. It's part of a wider U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical-need languages.


Community training: Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) will hold a Climate Advocate Training at 12-4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, in Decorah at the Congregational Church fellowship center, located at 209 W. Broadway. People interested in climate solutions are encouraged to attend. Childcare will be provided if notified that there is a need. Please RSVP to <[email protected]>, all are welcome. This is the first step to forming a Northeast Iowa chapter of CCL. 

Cat/house sitter wanted: Luther professor looking for summer cat sitter from June 2-August 21. In exchange for taking care of three cute cats, the sitter has free housing next to campus with all utilities covered. If interested, please email <yuho01>.

For rent: Two-bedroom home in downtown Decorah, located at 702 Heivly St. Only blocks away from the downtown area, bike trail and Upper Iowa River. The home has a newer kitchen, remodeled bathroom and main-level laundry. All appliances are included. $700/month and tenant pays all utilities. Email <[email protected]> or call 563-380-1415 for a rental application or with questions. Available May 1.

For rent: Two-bedroom apartment right next to Luther College at 415 Riverview Drive. $800/month. Includes own onsite laundry, one car shared garage, off-street parking and private deck. One-year lease available the beginning of June 2019. No smoking, no pets. If interested contact Angie at <[email protected]> or at 605-759-4617. 

For sale: Did you know that ITS has used equipment for sale? As ITS collects used functioning technology equipment that has served its purpose on campus, we list those items in a buy-it-now approach. The sale is open to all, including the general public. Visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/usedequipment/ for a current listing. At this time, we have MacBook Pro, Mac Pro Towers, Projectors, PC Laptop and Desktops, monitors, and computer speakers. We also have three pairs of non functional loud speakers. Check it out!

Housing wanted: Responsible Luther student looking for summer housing, Memorial Day through Aug. 10. Willing to house-sit, take care of pets and plants; skilled in lawn and garden maintenance. Hard-worker, pleasant demeanor. Looking to potentially have roommates. Please contact Connor, <hopkco02> or (815) 520-9428.


And finally...

Let's all welcome the newest member of the Decorah Eagle family—the new eaglet hatched on Sunday, March 31.