Tuesday, April 9

TUESDAY 4/9/2019

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Message from the Board: Presidential transition update

Faculty and staff should have received a message from the Board of Regents with an update about the presidential transition on April 3. If you did not receive the email contact <catherine.dyer>.

Brand Update

Thanks to all of you who attended the March 14 brand strategy presentations and sent in their feedback. This past weekend, the same presentation was given at Alumni Council, and on April 12, Class Agent letters will be sent to our wider alumni community sharing the strategy and asking for feedback by May 8. Following that date, we will collect and review comments and concerns, make any necessary adjustments, and present to the board our brand and implementation strategy.

We appreciate the widespread eagerness and enthusiasm for brand implementation and are excited to collaborate with you as we begin rolling out the comprehensive brand implementation plan following the May board meeting. If you have additional questions or concerns in regard to brand, please contact Brad Chamberlain <brad.chamberlain> with questions.


April staff meetings

Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings for the month of April featuring senior reflections: 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, or 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 10; both in Peace Dining Room.

Black Student Union 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.

All-college summer reading available

Copies of the all-college summer reading for 2019, "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border" by Francisco Cantú, are available to faculty and staff without cost. Sponsored by Paideia and the Dean's Office, copies are available in the Book Shop.

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.

Faculty recognition dinner

The faculty recognition dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, to honor retiring faculty Linda Martin, Lindy Moeller and Jeannette Pillsbury (and Marian Kaehler, who is unable to attend), and to pay tribute to Storm Bailey and Rebecca Sullivan on 25 years of service. Reception in Hammarskjold followed by 6 p.m. dinner and a program in Peace. Tickets are $12, on sale April 22 – May 9 at the Box Office or online at tickets.luther.edu.

Move out 2019

Move out 2019 is just around the corner, and we need your help! Over the past five years, Luther has reduced its overall waste by 56 percent and we’re hoping to continue that trend of reduction. The Center for Sustainable Communities has many two hour shifts open for volunteers to assist with loading trucks with donations and diverting items from the landfill. Encourage your students to sign up! Sign up today, or contact the Center for Sustainable Communities for more information.

Book Shop news

Egg-stravagant event
Stop in the Book Shop from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday, April 12, and pick out an egg for a discount and a small treat. Whomever receives the Golden Egg reaps the rewards...

Luther Professor new book spotlight
"If a man like Jesus was alive in rural America in 2008, who would most want him dead?" To find out, get David Faldet's new novel "King," now available at the Luther Book Shop. He is currently in Nottingham but stop in the Book Shop to purchase your copy, hot off the press!

CEPE Pop-Up Programming: BREXIT

Have you been following the British fiasco that is Brexit? Britain's attempt to leave the EU is complicated and so far unsuccessful. If you'd like to better understand what is going on, come and hear students from International Studies 230 present an overview of the 2019 Brexit Saga 4-5 p.m Friday, April 12, in Olin 207. Reception to follow in the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, Olin 214. Please join us!

Save the date: Climate Justice Week

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and the Center for Sustainable Communities are excited to announce Climate Justice Week, April 25-May 2. Events include local lectures and reading groups, the annual Roslien lecture by Jim Hansen, a concert by hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and a fundraising Walk for Water to the Upper Iowa River. To learn more, and to sign up for a reading group, go to luther.edu/climate-justice-week.

Renate (Fabricius) Hunter '74 to present April 16 at Luther College Woman's Club meeting

Explore the experience of one POW in the United States during World War II. Renate (Fabricius) Hunter '74 will present "Max Fabricius: POW Camp Survivor" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 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.

Encourage students to #GYT (Get yourself tested)

Faculty and staff are encouraged to let students know that Luther Health Service, in partnership with Winneshiek County Public Health, will be offering free STD testing for Luther students 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, and 9-11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at Health Service. This is a free walk-in service in collaboration with Luther's Wellness Fair!

'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. Join us to connect with more than 40 local businesses, providers, employee benefit representatives and non-profit organizations to improve your health and well-being. Enjoy free snacks, prizes, giveaways, and more! For a full list of vendors and information about the shuttle providing rides between Regents Center and upper campus visit the event page.

Rochester semester information session

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend the informational meeting on the Rochester semester 2020 program 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 18, in Valders 262. Luther's newest program allows students to spend the spring semester in Rochester, Minnesota, doing an internship and taking two courses. Contact the Center for Global Learning for more information.

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.

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/.

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 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.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 10: Anila Bano, senior chapel
Friday, April 12: Ben Johnson, senior chapel, Norsemen
Monday, April 15: 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

Tuesday, April 9: Softball vs. Simpson College (2x7) 2 p.m.; Men's tennis vs. Wartburg College 4 p.m.
Friday, April 12: Baseball vs. Central College (1x9) 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 13: Baseball vs. Central College (2x9) 12 p.m.; Softball vs. Wartburg College (2x7) 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, April 9: Concert Band Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Wednesday, April 10: Cathedral Choir Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Thursday, April 11: Health and Wellness Fair: "Connect More Thrive More," 9:30 a.m., Regents Center; Emeriti Colloquium: Alan Lerstrom, "Relational Dialectics," 3 p.m., Union, Mott Room; Collegiate Chorale Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Friday, April 12: Preview Day, all day; Institutional Values Reading and Discussion Group - The Third Path, Religious Diversity, and Civil Discourse, 4 p.m., Preus Library, Hovde Room; CSS:
George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Saturday, April 13: Dance Marathon, 10 a.m., Regents Center; Brudos Family Recital: Katherine Stuelke, voice, 4 p.m., Jenson-Noble, Noble Recital Hall; Dance and Theatre Senior Projects, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 14: Theatre Performance: Student Directed One-Act Play Festival, 1:30 p.m. CFA, Jewel Theatre

Monday, April 15: Entrepreneurship Speaker: Keith Fix, 6:30 p.m., Olin Room 102

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.

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.

Luther College Dance Marathon Big Event April 13

With the goal of providing emotional and financial support to the children treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Luther College Dance Marathon will hold their sixth annual LCDM Big Event from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Main Gym of the Regents Center. This year's Big Event will feature several community and student guest performers, family speakers, games, bounce houses, a soccer tournament, silent disco, food, smoothies from Magpie coffeehouse, silent auctions, raffles and dancing. The event will be open to the Decorah community from 2-6 p.m. and all are encouraged to join in.

Stuelke presents Brudos Family Opera Prize Recital April 13

Luther College senior Katie Stuelke of Center Point, Iowa, is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Opera Prize. As part of the award, Stuelke will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus. The recital and reception to follow are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Students from LCCMS to perform in a recital April 15

Luther College Community Music School is presenting a recital for private lesson students at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Noble Recital Hall in Luther's Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. The recital will feature pianists, string players, wind players, drummers, guitarists and ukulele players from LCCMS. Students of all ages enrolled in LCCMS private lessons are taught by Luther music education students.

Jazz Orchestra to perform Homecoming Concert April 16

The Luther College Jazz Orchestra will present their homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. This concert is the culmination of the Jazz Orchestra's 2019 Midwest Tour, consisting of stops in Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. The program will include a variety of jazz standards, as well as brand new works written by members of the ensemble.

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. The program for this concert includes Mozart's "Overture to Don Giovanni," Debussy's "Petite Suite" and Beethoven's "Ah, Perfido!" for soprano and orchestra, which will be performed with Carla Hanson, soprano.

Student recitals

Saturday, April 13
Kelly Grba '20, is presenting a vocal recital at noon.
Michaela Phillips '20, and Leah Wittenberg '20, are presenting a vocal and horn recital at 2 p.m.
Colin Cosgrove '20, and Emily Stifter '20, are presenting a vocal and horn recital at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 14
Elyse Grothaus '19, and Tyler Zeimet '19, are presenting a horn and clarinet recital at noon.
Lauren Bennati '19, is presenting a flute recital at 2 p.m.
Kiley Korey '20, and Garrett Baumler '20, are presenting a vocal recital at 4 p.m.
Josh Vidervol '19, and Parker Fretheim '20, are presenting a vocal recital at 7 p.m.
J.J. Schrick '20, is presenting a guitar recital at 8:30 p.m.

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


Celebrations this week

April 10: Germano Streese, Greg Peterson, Jayme Nelson, Eric Baack
April 11: Jessica Campos Arzate, Samantha Lahey
April 12: Thomas Johnson
April 13: Arleen Orvis, Olga Michels, Russell Schouweiler, Lance Matter
April 14: Gail Judisch, Nikolay Suvorov
April 15: Anndi Russell, Rita Tejada


Karen Kerndt, who has worked at Luther for more than 20 years, has announced her retirement effective June 1. We congratulate Karen and thank her for her dedicated service to the college.

Position openings

Assistant Dean for Student Life and Coordinator of New Student 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.

Call Center Manager & Coordinator for Student Engagement (0.92 FTE): This 11-month per year (August 1 to June 30), entry-level management position plans, directs, and coordinates the call center and all components of the student engagement functions of the Development Office. Bachelor’s degree required. Must be skilled in working with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; video editing software; desktop publishing software; e-communications and marketing and social media platforms.

Custodial Weekend Lead (1.0 FTE): Supports 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 Saturdays and Sundays 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays 1-7 p.m. (weekday hours negotiable). High school diploma or equivalent required.

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/.


Colin Weber '20 of Rochester, Minnesota, has been awarded a $5,000 Rossing Physics Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year. The Rossing scholarship is awarded annually to physics students of exceptional merit through the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education. The Rossing scholarship is made possible through gifts from Thomas D. Rossing, Luther class of 1950, who created the scholarship fund through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Foundation.


Seeking housemate: Quiet, respectful, easy going Luther employee seeking housemate in a three-bedroom, two-bath home located on the Upper Iowa River. Minutes away from the Luther campus, the Trout Run Bike Trail and downtown Decorah. Contact <lurtaa01> for more information.

For sale: 1999 Buick LeSabre, 87,000 actual miles. Six cylinder with a 3.8 engine, some rust. Includes two snow tires on rims. $3,000. Call 387-7027 for more information.

For sale: Facilities is accepting bids for a 2003 Ford Econoline Van, navy exterior, 97,249 miles. If interested contact Facilities Services for a description of current issues with this vehicle. Vehicle can be viewed in the Farwell parking lot. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, April 24. Facilities Services reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: 2006 Cadillac DTS. 163,525 miles, Leather interior, Bose stereo system, power everything. New brakes, rotors, struts; brand new tires. $4,200 or better offer. Call 382-4581 or 380-5853.

For sale: 5-cubic foot, Energy Star-rated, Kenmore deep-freezer. Approximately 10 years old. $75. Contact <chrijo01>.

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!

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 380-1415 for a rental application or with questions. Available May 1.

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...

This is a test people, so pay attention:

Did you know it's National Library Week?

If you answered, "no," that means you did not read the Tuesday in its entirety. Scroll back up to see what's going on in Preus Library this week to celebrate. You did not pass the test, by the way.

If you answered, "yes," then you get an A+ from the Tuesday this week!

In addition to the happenings in Preus, the Decorah Public Library is celebrating National Library Week with a wide variety of programs for people of all ages and offering fine amnesty for overdue books all week long.

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

This year's theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today's libraries are at the heart of our cities, towns, schools and campuses, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.

Visit the American Library Association website to learn more about National Library Week and some ways you can celebrate the libraries in your life.

#NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform