Tuesday, May 7

TUESDAY 5/7/2019

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Celebration of President Carlson

Faculty and staff should have received an e-invitation to a reception honoring President Paula J. Carlson 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Those that did not receive the email should contact <catherine.dyer>.

Monthly admissions update

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


Fiscal year end approaching

The end of the fiscal year is approaching. Remember all supplies, materials, services, etc., must be received by Friday, May 31, to be expensed to a fiscal year 2018-19 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices, supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 14 to be included in FY 2018-19 budget. No faxed copies. Items for deposit must be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 7. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner. 

Student Research Symposium

Help celebrate the research of Luther students and honor our graduating seniors! The 2019 Student Research Symposium will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 10, with Senior Recognition Convocation 11:15 a.m.–noon. The program and schedule for the day are available online, along with abstracts. Please note: To promote sustainability, there will not be printed programs this year. 

Not Quite Free Lunch May 14

Join colleagues at the final Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 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 a taco/nacho bar and dessert. Contact <wellness> with questions.

Steam shutdown May 28-June 4

As a reminder the annual steam shutdown is planned for the afternoon of May 28 through June 4. A limited number of buildings will have hot water and some HVAC systems will be cooler than usual. Please contact Facilities Services with questions.

Legends Center Lost and Found

At 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 8-Friday, May 10, there will be a table set up outside of the Legends Center with all the items from our lost and found on it. Please claim any items that belong to you during that time. If any items aren't claimed by 3 p.m. on Friday, they will be donated to The Depot or discarded.

Real Appeal Weight Loss Benefit - Updated Information

"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 received an email from Real Appeal with additional information on participating last week. Visit the Wellness Program website for additional information. If having trouble enrolling, please call the dedicated Answer Center for you at 1-844-924-REAL(7325).

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, grounds 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.

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.

Book Shop news

Quarter Zip Week Party
Monday-Saturday, May 6-11 take 25% off all quarter zips in-store. This includes clearance! Update your Luther wardrobe for spring. 


Chapel this week

Wednesday, May 8: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, Cathedral Choir
Friday, May 10: Senior Research Symposium, Alex Aakre '19, and Ananda Easley '19, Norsemen and Aurora
Monday, May 13: Rabbi Michelle Werner, Advanced conducting class

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

Tuesday, May 7: Guest Speaker: Yvonne Förster, "Transcending the Human-Technology and the Liberal Arts," 7 p.m., Olin 102; Guest Artist Recital: Lei Weng, piano, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Wednesday, May 8: "Here's My Story: LGBT+ Experiences and Identities," 7 p.m., Valders 206

Thursday, May 9: Emeriti Colloquium: Jim Eckblad, "A Boating History of the Mighty Mississippi," 3 p.m., Mott room; Interfaith in Action Lecture: Todd Green, "Islamophobia and the 2020 Presidential Election," 7 p.m., Olin 102; Guest Artist Recital: Naria Kim, violin, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Dance Performance: "What Would Love Do?" 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre;

Friday, May 10: Student Research Symposium, All day; Senior Recognition Convocation, 11:15, CFL; Spring Opera Performance, 7:30 p.m., CFL; Dance Performance: "What Would Love Do?" 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre;

Saturday, May 11: Dance Performance: "What Would Love Do?" 1:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Spring Opera Performance, 7:30 p.m., CFL; Dance Performance: "What Would Love Do?" 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre

Guest Lecture: 'Transcending the Human: Technology and the Liberal Arts' May 7

Discussing the impact of technology on culture, Yvonne Förster, a research professor at Shanxi University-Taiyuan, China, and a professor of philosophy at Leuphana University-Lüneburg, Germany, will present the lecture, "Transcending the Human: Technology and the Liberal Arts," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in Olin room 102.

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 May 8

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.

Emeriti Colloquium: 'A Boating History of the Mighty Mississippi' May 9

Illustrating boat transportation on the Mississippi throughout America's history Jim Eckblad, professor emeritus of biology, will present the lecture, "A Boating History of the Mighty Mississippi" at Luther's Emeriti Colloquium at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Mott Room.

Spring Opera: 'The Tender Land' May 10-11

A coming of age story set in 1930's dustbowl Iowa and featuring kindness and skepticism reminiscent of the Midwest, the Music Department will present Copland's opera "The Tender Land" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $8 for children 18 and under. They can be purchased online at www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or <boxoffice>. 

Farewell and Godspeed Chapel May 17

The Luther community is invited to a chapel with prayers of farewell and Godspeed for faculty and staff transitioning from Luther College at 10:30-10:50 a.m. Friday, May 17. Special music will be provided by Joshua Vorvick, a student Jazz Quartet, and Beautiful Mess.


Celebrations this week

May 7: Jeff Wilkerson
May 9: Beth Lynch
May 10: Samuel Oyloe, Linda Silber
May 11: Diane Gossman, Mike Johnson, Renee Lillibridge, Kristin Bigler, Gereon Kopf
May 12: Corey Sabin, Deanna Dlhy
May 13: Lori Ostlie

Anniversary Celebrations

May 5: Joseph Raymond, 5 years


Olga Rinco Michels was awarded the Ashford Fellowship from the American Chemical Society's Exam Institute to collaborate on organic chemistry pedagogical projects during her 2019-20 sabbatical. Michels has been awarded a fellowship for June 1-December 31, 2019. She is the fourth Ashford Fellow with the institute. 

Todd Green's article on "Islamophobia" was recently published by the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. It is currently featured on the encyclopedia's home page. Green also gave a presentation on "Islamophobia and the Persistence of Religious Intolerance in the United States and Europe" at Rice University in Houston, TX, on April 26. The presentation was part of a workshop co-sponsored by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance.

Wylie Cook '18, Kristen Haltinner '03, and their student, Julien Arias, University of Idaho, and Char Kunkel participated in a multigenerational panel titled, "Creating Inclusive Classrooms--Bridging the Binary," at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society in Chicago, April 17. 

On Friday, April 26, the Luther College Sociology program hosted the Iowa Sociological Association's Annual Meeting. Nearly 100 people attended the undergraduate conference from across the state. Paper and poster presentations were held and several awards were given. Arlen Bonson-Anderson '19, won the Stephen Wieting award for best paper that integrates theory with research. His paper is titled, "Racial Attitudes at Luther College: 'Radical Inclusivity' and the Seeds of Antiracist Praxis." Cassie Kiener '19, earned honorable mention for her paper, "An Analysis of the Correlation Between Parental Relationships on Stress Levels and Perceptions of Intimate Relationships" in the Kuhn award for best junior/senior paper. Emily Linder '19, tied for best poster award for her poster titled, "The Tipping Point: Perceptions of Stress in Undergraduate Students." Also presenting were Marta Williams '19, Cora Egherman '19, Lauren Leonard '20, Hannah Nelson '20, and Jess Myers '20.  Several others submitted photo essays, including Devante Martin '19, Emily Marlow '19, and Marta Williams '19.


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 free: A 3/4 size memory foam mattress with box springs available. Ridge Road. Call 563/419-8998 or 563/419-8790.

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: Mission Style Oak TV/Media Corner Cabinet. $75. Contact <chrija02> for pictures.

For sale: Frigidare Electric Oven/Cooktop Range ($50), Frigidare Built-in Dishwasher ($50), Amana Top Freezer/Refrigerator ($50), and Amana Above Range Radarange ($35). Moving and they must go. Used but in good condition. Will sell individually or as package. Call/text 563-380-9680 (leave message) or email <hildebja>.

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>.


And finally...

As you may have heard, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. We're all excited when the sun is out and it feels like spring. But before you run outside to soak up some rays, do your future self a favor and protect your skin!

Here are some prevention guidelines provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation:

  • Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • Don’t get sunburned.
  • Avoid tanning, and never use UV tanning beds.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  • See a dermatologist at least once a year for a professional skin exam.

For more information visit skincancer.org.