Tuesday, April 23

TUESDAY 4/23/2019

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Save the date

The inauguration of President-elect Jenifer K. Ward has been scheduled for November 1-2, 2019. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and to take these dates into account when planning courses and events for the fall semester. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks. Please contact Sally Ming <mingsa01> with questions. 


Summer employment at Luther

Human Resources is accepting applications for summer employment from non-Luther students who are at least 18 years old. Currently, there are still positions available in the facilities department for painters, movers, fleet, custodial services, and recycling. Also available are positions in dining services, catering, and lifeguarding. Current Luther students will have priority consideration. Applications will be accepted from incoming first-year students, dependents of Luther employees, and members of the larger community. Please complete the 2019 Student Summer Application and return it to Human Resources as soon as possible. 

Admissions Spring Open House May 3

The Admissions Office will host a Spring Open House on Friday, May 3, to give high school sophomores and juniors an introduction to Luther. The Admissions team appreciates all that the campus community does to welcome prospective families visiting the college. Visit event information is available on the website.

Luther Tennis Camp registration open

Send 7th-12th grade tennis players to Luther for a full immersion into the sport. Adam Strand and Miriam Skrade will lead the instruction and be assisted by Luther Tennis players. There are two camp options, June 13-16 and June 20-23. Registration is limited. Information can be found on the Tennis Camp website.

Car Wash for a Cause April 27

Luther College Men's Soccer will host Car Wash for a Cause at Pulpit Rock Brewery at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27. All proceeds go the Decorah Community Free Clinic and will allow the clinic to offer more free medicine, x-rays, tests, and medical advice to uninsured and under-insured individuals. The cost for a car wash will be $10.

Sophomores on the Commons: Call for Volunteers

The second annual sophomore orientation event, Sophomores on the Commons, will take place from 4:15-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 5. We are looking for faculty and staff volunteers to host groups of sophomores at the dinner and lead reflective discussions. If interested, please contact Andrew Bailey <bailan01> or Rachel Brummel <brumra02>.

Little Free Pantry

The community is invited to practice giving and receiving generosity through the Little Free Pantry in the CFL Prayer Chapel. Suggested non-perishable food items include: ramen noodles, canned soup, peanut butter, tuna, beans, seasoning, mac n' cheese, instant rice and other microwavable food items. Suggested health and hygiene items include: toothpaste, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, soap and hair products. Donations can be left in the Little Free Pantry or dropped off at the College Ministries office.

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 Shirley Baker Commons (please note location change) 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.

Book Shop news

Luther alumnus author in Decorah
Dick Edwards '64, will be at Hotel Winneshiek on Thursday, April 25, signing his two books, "Mom, Dad, Can We Talk?" and "My Grandparent." He will be in town to help support the play, "Good Morning Miss America!" Written by Luther alumna Phyllis Yes '63. The Book Shop has both books for sale so, before heading to the signing and play, grab some copies of the books to support Luther and your Luther crew!

50th Reunion Black Student Union Book Signing
Welcome back W.D. Foster Graham '74, from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Book Shop. Chat with Graham about Luther in the 70s and purchase a signed copy of one of his books.

Climate Justice Week Book Signing Events
Stick around after the James Hansen's Roslien Lecture on Wednesday, May 1, in the CFL. Meet the author and purchase a copy of his book, "Storms of My Grandchildren."

Join us after Xiuhtezcatl Martinez's outdoor performance on Thursday, May 2, in Bentdahl Commons for an outdoor book signing of, "We Rise."

Books for both of these events can be purchased in the Book Shop prior to the event and at the event.

Luther professor new book spotlight
Congratulate Amy Weldon, professor of English, on her newly published book, "Eldorado, Iowa." Stop in the Book Shop to purchase your copy, hot off the press! 

Spring Luther Serves

The Luther student congregation invites Luther faculty, staff, students, groups and organizations to join in serving residents in the Decorah area with spring chores through Luther Serves! Help with yard work, cleaning first-floor windows, light housework and other chores. We are trying a new model with one shift, from 12:30-3 p.m. Sunday, May 5. To sign up, follow the link: https://forms.gle/qVinsStwMguwBwLm8

Lecture and Fine Arts proposals

Important upcoming dates for everyone interested in bringing speakers, artists and lecturers onto campus for the 2019-2020 academic year and seeking funds to do so. The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee's review cycle begins this April. The first window for applications began April 15 and closes on April 30. After April 30, the Committee will review all submitted applications, and allocate funds to the most qualified applications by May 15. Applications received after April 30 but before September 1 will be reviewed in early September, and applications received in September will be reviewed in early October. The committee will respond to applicants within three weeks of the respective deadline.

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 to 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>.

Celebrate National Picnic Day in Oneota Market April 23

Grab your friends, coworkers, Oneota Market lunch and go picnic on the balcony or your favorite spot outside. Oneota Market picnic lunch menu options include: Build Your Own Brown Bag Lunch Special, choose from select items to fill your brown bag, fountain drink included; Hot Lunch Special, sloppy Joe's, baked beans and your choice of potato salad or fresh fruit, fountain drink included; Hot Dog Special, enjoy a hot dog, hot dog and a drink or hot dog, drink and snack bag of chips.

Climate Justice Week reading groups

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and the Center for Sustainable Communities are excited to announce Climate Justice Week, April 25-May 2. To learn more, and to sign up for a reading group, go to luther.edu/climate-justice-week.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 24: Reginald Green '71
Friday, April 26: Sam Simataa '13, Norsemen
Monday, April 29: 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

Wednesday, April 24: Softball vs. University of Dubuque (2x7), 2 p.m.
Friday, April 26: Baseball vs. Buena Vista University (1x9), 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 27: Baseball vs. Buena Vista University (2x9), noon; Men's Tennis vs. Simpson College, 1 p.m.; Men's Tennis vs. Central College, 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 28: Men's Tennis vs. Augustana (IL), noon

Events this week

Tuesday, April 23: Brass Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Wednesday, April 24: Collegium Concert, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Thursday, April 25: Biology Colloquium: Barbara Fuller, M.D. '72, "A Calling to Serve," 9:40 a.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206; Wind and Percussion with Varsity Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Friday, April 26: 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union Celebration, All day; Norsemen and Aurora Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Saturday, April 27: 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union Celebration, All day; Black Student Union 50th Anniversary Gala Reception, 5:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union Second Floor; Black Student Union 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, 6:15 p.m., Peace Dining Room; Hemp Orchestra Prize Recital: Michael Winkler, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; Orchesis Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre, CFA

Sunday, April 28: 50th Anniversary of the Black Student Union Celebration, All day; Orchesis Showcase, 1 p.m., Jewel Theatre, CFA; Chamber Orchestra Concert, 4 p.m., CFL, Main Hall; Phi Beta Kappa Address: Spruiell White '67, "Bait and Switch: The Unexpected Career Journey of an English Major," 4 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Monday, April 29: Entrepreneurship Speaker: Lorenzo Creighton '75, 6:30 p.m., Olin, Room 102

'Good Morning Miss America!' April 18-27

Decorah's Steyer Opera House is back in the play business. "Good Morning Miss America" by Luther alumna Dr. Phyllis Yes '63, will be performed April 18-27, with five performances over two weekends. Performer, playwright and Luther Development Officer Katie O’Regan turns this poignant show into a hybrid rock melodrama with a DJ element to make it a fun evening for the entire family. The cast features talented New York actress Kristin Samuelson as "Jane;" local Luther legend, renowned author and professor emeritus Dr. Richard Simon Hanson as "Lou;" the beautiful Helen Hustad '52, as "Doris;" and Jim O'Regan as "Sammy." Tickets available at www.sacrednoisesociety.org.

Collegium Musicum concert April 24

Featuring the oratorio "Jepthe," the Luther College Collegium Musicum will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Noble Recital Hall.

Kemp Memorial Lecture April 25

As part of Luther College's Black Student Union Reunion Weekend, Luther alumna Maxie (Jones) Rockymore '82, is serving as the keynote speaker for the annual Don Kemp Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Shirley Baker Commons. The lecture, held in memoriam of Luther's former social work program director Don Kemp, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Climate Justice Week April 25-May 2

Exploring various climate-related issues through lectures, a water walk and performances, the Luther College presents Climate Justice Week April 25-May 2. The week's events begin with a lecture presented by Jim Martin-Schramm, Luther professor religion and director of the Center for Sustainable Communities, titled "Luther's Path to Carbon Neutrality," at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 25, in Peace Dining Room.

'Unapologetic Sociology' April 26

As part of the Iowa Sociological Association's annual meeting, our former colleague, Dr. Ron Ferguson, sociology, will give the keynote lecture at 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 26, in Peace Dining Room. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. "Unapologetic Sociology" will make the case for adopting an unapologetic social lens and strategies for social thinkers to employ when confronted with the problems of our times (i.e. immigration, police shootings, sexual assault, poverty and low wages). Attendees will be challenged to embrace a more socially-minded perspective amidst a society that looks toward safer, convenient explanations. 

Nordic Choir to perform with Des Moines Symphony April 27

In collaboration with the Des Moines Symphony, the Luther College Nordic Choir will perform Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" during the Masterworks 6: Simon Sings Porgy and Bess concert. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Ticket information is available at https://dmsymphony.org/.

Phi Beta Kappa Address: 'Bait and Switch: The Unexpected Career Journey of an English Major' April 28

Discussing the benefits of a liberal arts education, Spruiell White, Luther class of 1967, will give the address at this year's induction ceremony for new members of the Luther College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. White will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Noble Recital Hall.

James Hansen to present Roslien Distinguished Lecture May 1

In 1988 Dr. James Hansen, then director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified before Congress and brought the issue of climate change to the public eye. Thirty years later, he continues to raise the public alarm about climate change. Hansen will give Luther's 2019 David J. Roslien Lecture on Science and Leadership at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the CFL Main Hall. The lecture, "Shape Your Future: Energy, Climate and Human Rights," is open to the public with no charge for admission. A question and answer session and book signing will follow the lecture.

Guest performer: violinist Naria Kim May 9

New York born and Korea based international violinist and teacher Naria Kim will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge of admission.

Dance performance 'What Would Love Do?' May 9-11

"What Would Love Do?" Luther's dance program examines this question through their performances on May 9-11 in the Jewel Theatre. The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 and Friday, May 10 and at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Admission to this event is $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased online, or via the Ticket Office at (563) 387-1357 or <tickets>.

Mollie B, Squeezebox and the Jim Busta Band

Mollie Busta Lange '02, and both of her bands will be performing in Spring Grove, Minnesota, for a polka party on May 11. She is offering Luther students $5 admission with a student ID, and staff $12 in advance and $15 at the door of the Fest building. Call 507-498-5070 for advance tickets.

Luther to host second annual Dorian Choral Retreat

Now in its second year, the Dorian Choral Retreat will be hosted this summer at Luther College, June 28-30. This event is available to all who are interested and at least 19 years of age. The retreat is ideal for Luther alumni, music educators, church musicians, career musicians and folks who just love singing. The goal of the weekend is to be a musical retreat, a way to recharge batteries, an opportunity to take a break from everyday life and a time to explore Decorah and Luther College.

Student recitals

Saturday, April 27
Marya Haugland '20, and Kate Wyre '20, are presenting a trumpet and saxophone recital at 12 p.m.
Tom Perkins '20, and Jarret Quale '19, are presenting a percussion and viola recital at 2 p.m.
Sarah Lodge '19, is presenting a trumpet recital at 4 p.m.
David Blackstad '19, is presenting a saxophone recital, "The Psychosocial Suite," at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 28
Rachel Schwabenbauer '19, is presenting a flute recital at 12 p.m.
Mason Donnohue '19, is presenting a bass trombone recital at 2 p.m.
Will Mertens '20, and Anton Wachmann '20, are presenting a trumpet and cello recital at 7 p.m.
Mitch Gage '19, is presenting a vocal recital at 8:30 p.m.

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


Celebrations this week

April 23: Brendan Erdahl
April 24: Chivonne Marlow, Steve Pasche
April 25: Freeda Brook
April 26: Ryan Gjerde, Rebecca Goettl, James Hoke, Billy Huebner, Christopher Lovagnini, Loren Toussaint
April 27: Kristen Kocher
April 28: Heather Frey, Anna Peterson, Hayley Jackson
April 29: LuAnn Meeker-Gast

Anniversary Celebrations

April 24: Jerome Hayek, 20 years
April 26: Mary Logsdon, 20 years

Position openings

Costume Shop Supervisor (0.67 FTE): 40 hours per week, September 15- May 15 each year. This person manages, supervises and carries out the construction, alterations, purchasing and rentals of costumes for each production, including wardrobe and wigs/hair. Duties also include assisting with technical and dress rehearsals. B.A. or B.F.A. in costuming or equivalent experience, as well as knowledge of costume design, costume history, fabrics, millinery and leatherwork required.

Registered Nurse (0.75 FTE): Nine-month, 40 hours per week, beginning in August 2019. Primary responsibilities include: holistic, culturally sensitive patient focused primary nursing care; systematic assessment and triage of health concerns; mental health assessment; provision of care for minor injuries; and collection of laboratory diagnostic data. Qualified applicants will have graduated from an accredited nursing school and have a current license to practice in Iowa. Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing preferred. Associate Degree in nursing accepted. Current CPR certification and strong physical assessment and triage skills required. Five years of experience in various areas of nursing, such as general medical/surgical, public health, and/or clinical practice is preferred.

Security Officer (1.0 FTE): Provides the safety and security of people and property on the Luther campus. Officers perform multiple tasks including random patrol of building and grounds, on foot and by vehicle, to deter and detect criminal activity and other conduct issues with an emphasis on prevention. The primary hours for this position will be the overnight shift, either 9:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. or 11:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m., or a combination of both. The 24-hour nature of the security operation may require staff to work a variety of hours, however. Scheduled hours will include weekends and holidays. A high school diploma or GED is required; some college is preferred. Must have or obtain CPR and AED training. Applicants must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record and must pass an extensive background check.

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


William Kuhlman, professor emeritus of music, was featured along with the Empire Brass in a joint production of the St. Louis AGO and the Organ Media Foundation. The King of Instruments is a one-hour show airing Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. on the Radio Arts Foundation in St. Louis. It was heard it in the St. Louis region on 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD2. Kuhlman was also featured on KUAZ radio, public radio from the University of Arizona in April.


House for sale: 902 W. Pearl St. Three bedrooms, two full baths, plus den for bedroom/office. Spacious lot, one block from Phelps Park. Built in 1930s, considerably updated in recent years. Double garage; screen porch; new roof (two years old); Andersen Replacement windows throughout; new wood floor in kitchen, family room. Contact Will Bunge at 382-5118 or <bungewil>.

May Baskets for sale: My name is Adam Jones and I'm working to help earn funds to travel to Washington, D.C. with other eighth graders the first week in June. To help with the cost, I'm making handmade May Baskets filled with popcorn, candy and a flower. The May Baskets are $3 each and will be available for pick up in Union 263 on May 1. See https://www.facebook.com/donate/1788091564625201/ to buy directly, or email <jonebr01> for more info.

For sale: I am selling my 2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT. I am the second owner and it has 63,000 miles. In excellent condition. Newer tires and has had a recent oil change. It was purchased from a local dealer. I am asking $11,500 or better offer. Contact Sarah Leidahl <leidsa01>.

For sale: Ovation Adamas II 1881 acoustic guitar with hard case. Very rare. Asking $1,950. I am the original owner. I purchased the guitar new. Super shallow bowl is very comfortable on stage. Built in pickups to plug into amp or PA. The guitar is in excellent condition. Contact Tim Schweizer <schweizt>.

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.


And finally...

Happy Birthday Shakespeare!

In honor of the Bard's b-day, have a little fun and embrace the challenge of observing Talk Like Shakespeare Day.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye.)
  2. Rhymed couplets are all the rage
  3. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin

For more tips visit talklikeshakespeare.org.