Tuesday, April 30

TUESDAY 4/30/2019

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As you are likely aware, the United States is experiencing the largest measles outbreak on record since the disease was declared eliminated in the country. There are currently two confirmed cases in Northeast Iowa.

It is always important to keep your vaccinations up to date but when we know the disease is circulating in many states and in our own region, it is especially critical to check with your provider to be sure your vaccinations are current. The best way to prevent measles is to receive the measles-mumps- rubella vaccine (MMR). Two doses of MMR will provide more than 99% of people life long immunity.

If there were to be a case of the measles on campus, the Iowa Department of Public Health would require all unvaccinated students, staff and faculty to be removed from campus for up to 42 days (two incubation periods). This is done for their own protection and to prevent the spread of the measles.

If you have questions or concerns please call Health Service at 387-1045 or 387-1073. 


Regents Building Closures for SAC Concert

Legends will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

Regents Center will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

Still Time to Register for Luther's CSA Reimbursement Program

Since 2014 an average of 100 Luther staff and faculty have joined our innovative cost-sharing program. The Luther College Wellness Program, the Health Care Council and the Center for Sustainable Communities will reimburse up to $100 of your purchase of a CSA weekly share or market share. Go to the Luther CSA Rebates: 2019 Season form to register for the program. If you want to learn more, check out this web page. If you think that you are registered but you did not receive an email from Toby Cain last Friday, please let her know at <cainto01>.  

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. 

Paymerang partnership in Accounts Payable

The Office for Financial Services is partnering with Paymerang to make AP disbursements, including employee reimbursements. The next time an employee submits a reimbursement request to AP, they will receive an email from [email protected] asking them to enroll to receive payments from Paymerang. Questions about enrolling should be directed to [email protected]. Questions about the college's partnership with Paymerang should be directed to Andrew Bailey, <bailan01> or ext. 1697.

CAE online testing form

Spring semester finals are fast approaching. Faculty, please complete the CAE online testing form only for students who are activated with Disability Services and plan to test in CAE. CAE appreciates your assistance with this for final exams. 

Norse Knitters: knitting sale May 2-3

Norse Knitters will be hosting a sale 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 2 and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 3 by Nordic Brew in the Union. Please drop by to purchase various handmade items. 

Real Appeal weight loss benefit

Starting May 1, "Real Appeal" is a a new weight loss health benefit provided at no additional cost for employees enrolled in the UMR health insurance plan. Eligible employees will receive an email from UMR with additional information on participating. Additional information may be found online and employees may contact Wellness or HR with additional questions.

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 moved to May 12

Luther College Men's Soccer will host Car Wash for a Cause 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Pulpit Rock Brewery. 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>.

Book Shop news

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.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, May 1: President Paula Carlson, Jazz Orchestra and Nordic Choir
Friday, May 3: Janet Irankunda, Collegiate Chorale
Monday, May 6: 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

Thursday, May 2: Women's Track and Field vs. Wartburg Dual, 5 p.m., Men's Track and Field vs. Wartburg Dual, 5 p.m.

Events this week

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

Wednesday, May 1: David J. Roslien Lecture: James Hansen, 7 p.m., CFL, Main Hall; Composition Recital, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Thursday, May 2: Outside Performance - Xiuhtezcatl, hip-hop artist and climate activist, 7 p.m., Bentdahl Commons;

Friday, May 3: Admissions Spring Open House, All day; Luther Ringers Concert, 6:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; SAC Concert: T-Pain, 8 p.m., Regents Center

Saturday, May 4: Distinction in Accompanying Finalist Recital, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Sunday, May 5: Spring Luther Serves, noon, Decorah; Faculty Artist Series: Lynne Postudensek Hart, sax, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Monday, May 6: Entrepreneurship Speaker: Juan de Lascurain, 6:30 p.m., Olin Room 102

Jazz Band performance April 30

The music department presents the Luther College Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the CFL Main 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.

Composition recital May 1

The students of Jonah Elrod, visiting assistant professor of music, will debut their original compositions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Noble Recital Hall.

Luther Ringers Handbell Ensemble May 3

Luther College Ringers Handbell Ensemble will present its annual spring concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Noble Recital Hall.

Xiuhtexcatl Martinez concert May 2

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, hip-hop artist and Earth Guardians youth director, will perform and speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, on Bentdahl Commons as part of Climate Justice Week. Beautiful Mess will open at 6:30 p.m. Martinez is the youngest person ever to speak before the United Nations. Now, at 18, he travels the world energizing young people to address climate change. Come listen to his music and hear his message. Climate Justice Week is sponsored by the CSC and CEPE.

SAC Concert: T-Pain May 3

SAC Concerts is excited to bring T-Pain to the Luther College Regents Center. With 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain has cemented himself as one of the most influential artists of all time. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 at the Box Office

Talk Show Night May 4

KWLC is hosting its second ever Talk Show Night in Marty's 5-7 p.m. Saturday, May 4. The event will feature live talk shows including Two Guys One Studio, Norse News, and Sports Talk as well as musical performances by Bromatic and Free Time. The event will also feature a Family Feud style game show, and a live interview with President Carlson.

Guest artist recital: pianist Lei Weng May 7

Steinway artist, frequent concert soloist, avid chamber music performer and dedicated educator, Lei Weng will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Noble Recital Hall.

Here's My Story: LGBT+ Experiences and Identities

Media coverage of LGBT+ issues usually focuses on the struggles of being queer in the modern world rather than the positive aspects of LGBT+ identity and community. Come hear stories from those within the community ranging from tribulations to affirmations and highlighting topics of identity, age, occupation and more at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in Valders 206. Reception to follow. Sponsored by PRIDE, Counseling Services and CEPE.

Guest artist recital: 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.

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>.

Student recitals

Saturday, May 4
Hunter Moore '20, and John Bendt '20, present a vocal recital at noon.
Savannah Van Sant '19, and Noah Manke '20, present an oboe and trombone recital at 2 p.m.
Monica Barron '20, and Kailey Gering '20, present a vocal recital at 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 5
Tori Hornby '20, and Brian Murman '19, present a vocal recital at noon.
Hallie Simon '20, and Hailey Mork '19, present a clarinet and vocal recital at 2 p.m.
Caleb Linville '19, presents an original music composition recital at 4 p.m.

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


Celebrations this week

May 1: Joseph Wathier, Tim Herman
May 3: Leland Holthaus
May 4: Dan Davis, Dan Marlow, Mark Martin, Janet Jacobson
May 5: Beth Philips, Jeannette Pillsbury, Tammy Skoda, Joelle Nielsen
May 6: David Bishop, Ryan Crabel
May 7: Jeff Wilkerson


Kris Agena was awarded a 2019 MAATA Post-Professional Scholarship by the Mid-America Athletic Trainers' Association at the district meeting held in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 29. Kris is completing a Doctor of Athletic Training degree through AT Still University in Mesa, Arizona.

Kristin Dykstra and Nancy Gates Madsen's bilingual edition of "The Winter Garden Photograph" by Reina María Rodríguez was recently published by Ugly Duckling Presse. When first released in Spanish in 1998, the collection earned Rodríguez her second Casa de las Américas prize for poetry. 

Mark Thorne recently published his article "Playing the Victor: Triumphal Anxiety in Neronian Satire" as a chapter in the volume At the Crossroads of Greco-Roman History, Culture, and Religion: Papers in Memory of Carin M. C. Green, eds. Sinclair W. Bell and Lora L. Holland, Archaeopress, 2018, 155-173. The paper examines two pieces of satirical poetry written during the reign of Nero that expose the emperor's military persona as hollow.

Three Luther students presented their research at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Portland, Oregon, before Easter break. Harrison Hoffman, anthropology major, worked on a project "Understanding Cigarette Smoking among Undergraduate Students in the Context of Lower than national Average Smoking Rates"; Emily Linder, anthropology and Nordic studies major, presented "The Tipping Point: Perceptions of Stress in Undergraduate Students"; and Courtney Field, sociology and women and gender studies major, focused on "Governing Sex Work: Comparative Study of Risk and Vulnerability among People Who Exchange Sex for Money in the US and Netherlands." These conference paper presentations are a result of many months of research under the supervision of Maryna Bazylevych.


For rent: Very nice remodeled large two bedroom, two bath home on the west side of Decorah. Located next to Luther College, the Upper Iowa River and the bike trail. Refinished hardwoods throughout the home. Master suite with private bath. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer provided. Large yard that owner maintains. Tenant pays all utilities. No pets, no smoking. $900 month. Email <[email protected]> for a rental application.

Seeking music volunteer: Sunflower Child Development Center is looking for a long-term volunteer who will implement weekly music instruction exposing children to a variety of music formats, concepts and music language which will encourage music appreciation and interest in young children. This would involve four sessions weekly each being 15-20 minutes for children ranging in ages 13 months-five years. Please call Dee at 563-382-5717 or email <[email protected]> if interested.

For sale: Karcher electric 2000 psi power washer, used twice. $75. Contact <[email protected]>.

For sale: Antique furniture. Arts and Crafts rocking chair with ottoman, quarter-sawn oak, $70. Oak library table/desk, $50. Contact <chrija02> for pictures. 

Housing wanted: Responsible Luther junior looking for a room or apartment to rent over the summer (approx. Memorial Day-September 1). Staying in Decorah to work full-time at the hospital. Will be gone numerous weekends. References available upon request. Please contact at <teskmi01>.

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>.


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