Tuesday, May 14

TUESDAY 5/14/2019

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If you haven't already, take some time to watch the Meet the New President video that was posted last week. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Dr. Ward, her thoughts for Luther moving forward and why she is thrilled to join the Luther community.


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.

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.

Library books due May 17

Library books are due! May 17 is the due date for books checked out from the Main Stacks by faculty and staff on or before Sunday, May 12. Books checked out by faculty and staff may be renewed online or by emailing <library>. The new due date is December 13, the last day of classes for the fall semester. Books that have already been renewed three times (two years) will not be renewed again; rather you will need to bring these books in physically to the circulation desk to have them checked in and then out again to "re-start the clock." View your account online by clicking on "Library Account" at http://www.luther.edu/library/.

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.

Pickleball Lessons

Miriam Skrade and her son Daniel are leading pickleball lessons through Decorah Parks and Recreation. Beginners age 8-adult June 10-11, Beginners 18+ June 17-18, Intermediate June 24-25. Come join the pickleball craze sweeping the nation!

Lecture and Fine Arts Committee call for applications

Important upcoming dates for everyone interested in bringing in speakers, artists, and lecturers onto campus for the 2019-20 academic year. The first window for applications closed on April 30. 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. More information about the application procedure can be found on the Campus Programming website. Please contact the LFA co-chair Jayme Nelson and Hongmei Yu should you have questions.

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).

Book Shop news

Closed for inventory
The Book Shop will be closed for inventory Tuesday-Friday, May 28-31. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, May 15: Matthew Rossler '19, Advanced conducting class
Friday, May 17: Sending Prayers, Joshua Vorvick, Jazz Quartet and Beautiful Mess
Monday, May 20: No chapel

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 14: Music Senior Project Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall;

Thursday, May 16: Celebration of President Carlson, 4:30 p.m. Williams Lounge/Oneota; Faculty Recognition Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Hammarskjold Lounge/Peace Dining Room

Friday, May 17: Last day of classes, All day; Institutional Values Reading and Discussion Group - Called Forward: Education for Vocation in the Twenty-first Century, 4 p.m., Preus Library, Hovde Room; VPA Showcase: Ultra Mega Mega, 6 p.m., CFA

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.

Showcase Concert: Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir May 24

Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir will present their annual spring showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the CFL Main Hall. The Friday and Saturday showcase concerts are part of the 2019 Commencement weekend celebrations. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend may view the concert live online at stream.luther.edu/music.

VPA presents Senior Exhibition May 25

Visual and Performing Arts Department will host a Commencement exhibition featuring selected works from all of the art senior projects completed this year with a reception at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the CFA. The students with artwork included in the exhibition are Samantha Bratland, Joseph Cowan, Ryan Koning, Anh Le, Madeline Skjervold, Max Skrzypek, Annie Stenseth and Casey Weber.

Showcase Concert: Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra May 25

Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform their annual spring showcase concert at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in the CFL Main Hall. The Friday and Saturday showcase concerts are part of the 2019 Commencement weekend celebrations. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Commencement May 26

Luther will celebrate Commencement at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 26, in Carlson Stadium, where President Paula Carlson will confer the Bachelor of Arts degree on Luther's class of 2019. Luther alumna Vanessa (Grima Baldacchino) Frazier, Maltese ambassador and humanitarian, will receive an honorary degree and give the Commencement address.

Balalaika Ensemble to perform at TMORA in Minneapolis June 7

As part of the festival celebration "Days of Russian Culture," Luther's Balalaika Ensemble performs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7 in The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Welcome, new hires

David Sandau started his position has Football Intern April 29. His office is Regents Center 14C, telephone 387-1724.

Celebrations this week

May 14: Adam Strand, Sarah Frick
May 16: Megan Torkelson, Stephen Fleagle
May 18: Jeff Boeke, Heather Williams
May 19: Meg Hammes
May 20: Denise Creek


Kris Agena along with co-authors Cailee Welch Bacon and Tamara Valovich McLeod, both at AT Still University, recently had an article, "Photobiomodulation Reduces Pain in Patients With Shoulder Tendinopathy" published in the journal Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. The article addresses the usefulness of and the clinical parameters to understand when utilizing laser, a form of photobiomodulation, on patients with musculoskeletal injuries.

Race Fisher '20, presented his paper, "U.S. Propaganda in Scandinavia in the First World War," at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Madison, Wisconsin on May 3.

Marta Williams '19, and Ethan Taylor '16, have been selected to receive Fulbright Awards for the 2019-20 academic year on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as their record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

Emma Deihl '18, Nathan Abbot '19, and David Njus presented "Attachment to God Predicts Self-Control and Self-Regulation" at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois.


Rideshare: Looking for a ride to Chicago O'Hare (or nearby) on Tuesday, June 4. I would need to be there by early afternoon. Please email <lynchbet> if you think you can help. 

Pet/babysitter available: Maggy Hovden is available for pet and baby sitting services starting May 14-Aug. 5. Lots of experience! Call or text her at 563-379-2079 or email her at <[email protected]>.

Housing wanted: Hello! My name is Chloe Beck and I will be a senior next year at Luther. I am doing summer research at Luther over the summer and would love to house sit and/or pet sit for anyone if they need. I will be in Decorah June 10-August 2. Contact is best by email as I am abroad at the moment <beckch02>. Thank you!

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 sale: Selling farm fresh free range chicken eggs. Eggs are brown, cream, green or blueish in color due to the variety of chickens we have, making a wonderful difference to the standard white eggs sold in the store. All of our eggs are either large or extra large in size. We can sell you 1 dozen or more, as you wish. Please contact us with your order and we would love to have you as a repeat customer and we can make sure you are on the list each week. Please contact Brendan 563-379-1203 or Mary Eileen 563-382-4715. If we are unable to answer please leave us a message and we will call you back.

For sale: Charming 3bd/1ba home. Beautiful, updated, private three bedroom, one bath home for sale under $200k. 1232 sqft with plenty of storage and room to expand. Three-season porch makes the home feel even bigger. Ideal location in Decorah with a 10 minute walk to downtown. Basement is 1232 sqft, clean and dry with a workroom and laundry. Large fenced backyard with fire pit make it an ideal home for entertaining. Please email Katie at <kellka04> with questions/interest.

For sale: Fully updated 3/2 home with finished basement and den. Double (and wooded) lot, all new wiring, plumbing, central A/C, remodeled bathrooms and kitchen. Walkable to downtown and across the street from Phelps Park. Email <[email protected]> with questions or for more info.

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


And finally...

Norwegian Constitution Day is an official public holiday observing the anniversary of the signing of Norway's constitution on May 17, 1814. The day is often referred to as syttende mai, translated to "17th of May." This holiday is celebrated in Norway as well as U.S. towns with predominantly Norwegian heritage, including Stoughton, Wisconsin; Spring Grove, Minnesota; and Decorah, Iowa!

Many towns in both Norway and the United States celebrate the day with a traditional Children's Parade. Other festivities typically include singing, dancing and feasting in celebration of Norwegian independence!

Decorah's 2019 Syttende Mai celebration showcases the talent of the Nordic Dancers. Every five years, students in the third grade class are given the opportunity to audition for Nordic Dancers. The dancers perform to traditional Norwegian folk music while dressed in traditional Norwegian bunader.

For more information about Decorah's 2019 celebration of Syttende Mai, visit the Vesterheim Museum and Heritage Center website.

Gratulerer med dagen!