Tuesday, May 21

TUESDAY 5/21/2019

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Commencement speaker

Vanessa (Grima Baldacchino) Frazier, Maltese ambassador and humanitarian, will receive an honorary degree and give the commencement address. Frazier, who graduated from Luther in 1990, began her career as a student diplomat in 1992 and has been a member of the diplomatic corps of Malta since 1994. While serving as Director for Defense Matters in the Office of the Prime Minister for Malta, Frazier and her directorate helmed Malta's consolidated response to the Arab Spring and the crisis in Libya. Her efforts included the creation of the Humanitarian Hub in Malta, which proved one of the most important Maltese efforts dedicated to resolving the Libyan crisis. She was praised for her work during this time by a number of world leaders, and her team was applauded for its "twenty-four hour availability and can-do attitude to solving problems," which was considered the driving force behind Malta's success in supporting the UN Resolutions on Libya. Following these accomplishments, Frazier was appointed Ambassador for Immigration and later Secretary of State at Malta’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She then held ambassador positions to Belgium, Luxembourg and NATO and to Italy, San Marino and Rome-based UN bodies.


Finals week hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Thursday, May 23: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, May 24-25: 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Welcome Center
Thursday-Friday, May 23-24: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 25: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Thursday, May 23: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (The evening cafeteria meal will be served in Peace Dinning from 5-6:30 p.m.)
Friday-Saturday, May 24-25: 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26: 7-10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Marty's and C-Store
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 21-22: Close at 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 23: Close at 3 p.m.
Beginning Friday, May 24: Closed for the summer

Nordic Brew
Tuesday-Wednesday, May 21-22: Close at 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 23: Close at 3 p.m.
Friday, May 24: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, May 25: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 26: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, May 23: Close at 3 p.m.
Beginning Friday, May 24: Closed for the summer

Oneota Market
Friday-Saturday, May 24-25: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, May 26: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Book Shop
Thursday-Friday, May 23-24: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 25: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 26: 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Mail Center
Thursday-Friday, May 23-24: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 25: 10 a.m.-noon
Sunday, May 26: Closed

Tuesday-Friday, May 21-24: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, May 25: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, May 26: 7 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Monday, May 27: Closed

Tuesday-Friday, May 21-24: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, May 25: 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday-Monday, May 26-27: Closed

Tuesday-Friday, May 21-24: 6-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, May 25-27: Closed for Memorial Day weekend

Move Out Day parking restrictions

To help facilitate closing the residence halls we will be restricting parking on High Street from Koren to the Guest House staring at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. The Faculty Staff parking along this section will be converted to a loading zone only during this time period to allow better access for those moving out of Brandt. In addition, we are asking that faculty and staff not park in the small lot south of Ylvisaker and east of the CFL Wednesday, May 22-Thursday, May 23 so those moving out of Ylvisaker may utilize this space. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Friendship Families needed for 2019

Have you wanted to get to know someone from another country? Want your children to learn about another part of the world? Sign up to be a Friendship Family to a new international student this fall! It's easy, it's fun and everyone enjoys the benefits! Please take a look, and then complete the interest form. Contact Amy Webber with questions, <webberam> or 563-387-1431. 

Luther’s Got Talent: Staff Edition will be part of Staff Day 2019

Calling all singers, dancers, poets, musicians, comedians. If you've got talent we want you! Luther's Got Talent: Staff Edition will be coming to a stage near you as part of Staff Day 2019. Please save the date for Tuesday, October 22. More information to follow.

Center Stage Series subscriptions available

The 2019-20 Center Stage Series will present 10 unforgettable acts as well as two school productions: a variety of comedic, musical and thought provoking acts, including artists from across the world and close to home. Tickets for Center Stage Series events may be purchased as a subscription package through Friday, August 30. Subscribers can build an individualized entertainment season by choosing tickets to a broad range of exceptional performances. Subscriptions can be purchased through Luther College's Ticket Office or online at tickets.luther.edu.

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.

Book Shop news

Three days only
25% off clearance items! Tuesday, May 21- Thursday, May 23.

Paideia All-college Summer Reading Books Available Now
The all-college summer reading for 2019 is "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border" by Francisco Cantú. 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 2008-2012. In his memoir, Cantú attempts to understand identity and violence, while discovering a human connection that is stronger than the border itself. Copies are available to faculty and staff without cost, sponsored by Paideia and the Dean's Office. Pick up your copy in the Luther Book Shop!

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


Chapel this week

Thank you for supporting chapel throughout the academic year. Services will begin again with opening convocation in the fall.

Events this week

Thursday, May 23: Senior Send-Off, 5 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union

Friday, May 24: Showcase Concert with Symphony Orchestra and Nordic Choir, 7:30 p.m. CFL Main Hall

Saturday, May 25: Showcase Concert with Jazz Orchestra and Concert Band, 1:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Senior Art Exhibition Reception, 4 p.m., CFA Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery; Baccalaureate Vespers, 8 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Sunday, May 26: Commencement Ceremony, 9 a.m., Carlson Stadium

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. 

Creation myth commonalities and cultural discrepancies in where we came from May 25

My 12 Tribes - Woodcut Monoprints on Felt, by Lane Schwarz '89, 1989-2019, 30th Anniversary. Pieces from the 1989 show and prints from new blocks, as well new prints from original blocks. Hosted in the CFL balcony lobby gallery. Opening reception 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25. 

Baccalaureate May 25

Baccalaureate will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25 in the CFL Main Hall. Guests should be seated by 7:45 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken and designated to local and global charities in honor of the senior class. The celebratory worship service includes hymns, prayers and blessings for graduates and their families, as well as special anthems sung by Collegiate Chorale. This ecumenical service includes prayer petitions that celebrate the diversity of religious traditions represented in the graduating class.

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.

Save the date: Farwell Distinguished Lecture October 2019

Rebecca Traister will give the Farwell Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, October 10. Her talk will focus on topics discussed in her most recent book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger, which explores the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. This event is a collaboration between Campus Programming and the Center for Ethics and Public Life. Visit the Campus Programming website to learn more.


Welcome, new hires

Aaron Zander started his position as the head men's and women's swim and dive coach/director of aquatics center on May 13. His office is Regents Center 228, telephone 387-1578.

New positions

Jeremy Smith started his new position as painter, maintenance worker on May 13. His office is Facilities Services, telephone 387-1146.

Farewell receptions

Jon Christy, director of assessment and institutional research
After 16+ years at Luther, Jon is leaving at the end of the school year to pursue other opportunities. Please join us on Thursday, May 23, from 1-3 p.m. in Addams Lounge, second floor Union, to wish him all the best.

Susan Peterson, campus programming office coordinator
Susan's last day at Luther will be Friday, May 31. Come and help celebrate her retirement from 1 p.m. in the CFL lobby with treats and refreshments. A short program will begin at 1:30 p.m., including a game of This is Your Luther Life.

Celebrations this week

May 21: Carla Hanson, Kelly Dotzler
May 22: Bruce Arendt
May 23: Rich Hughes
May 24: Tammy Hove, Michelle Larson, Roxanne Wellborn, Paul Vanney
May 25: Eric Karius, La Donna McGohan, Jill Wilson
May 26: Melissa Rosendahl
May 27: Bob Harri, Eric Westlund, Ken Kubesh, Jose Deras

Anniversary Celebrations
May 21: Kerri Mahr, 5 years


Andy Hageman and Ryan Gjerde published a collaborative work that features an essay on food and gender along with an interactive database of foods and drinks in the tv series "Twin Peaks." 

Joram Mutenge '19, was announced the winner of the Erdman Prize for Entrepreneurship after the "Pitch Off" competition Friday, May 10. Mutenge studies philosophy and business management and decided to start his business, called Teyapool, after taking an entrepreneurship course taught by Tim Schweizer.

Guy Nave has been selected from a national pool of nominees to participate in a week-long faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar will take place June 16-20 at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. The program aims to broaden faculty members' knowledge and strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding through the development of new courses and resources.

Diane Scholl's poems "For Three Children Buried on the Farm" and "In the Field Museum" appear in the current issue of North Dakota Quarterly. Scholl's chapbook, Salt, named Editor's Choice in the Rane Arroyo Poetry Contest, and published by Seven Kitchens Press, appears later this spring.

Anne Wilson '20, of Zumbrota, Minnesota, is the 2019 recipient of the $1250 Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Award for Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance. Wilson plans to graduate with majors in religion and music. She is the student of Xiao Hu and Nicholas Shaneyfelt.


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]>.

Wanted: Looking for four oak dining room chairs to buy. Please contact Kristi <knutkr02> and include picture and price.

Help wanted: Two emeriti faculty are seeking to hire a Luther student at $15/hour to work 2-4 hours/week, year-round. Tasks would include assisting with lawn care, general home maintenance, and odd jobs around the home. Within walking distance from campus and hours are flexible. For more information contact Martin Mohr at 563-382-3855 (home) or 563-387-7547 (cell).

Housing wanted: Two or three bedroom apartment/house for rent in Decorah. Very flexible with moving date, could arrange for June, July or August. Family with no smoking or pets. Please contact Philip <bortph01> with any options or leads.

Housing wanted: Seeking rental housing in Decorah or rural Decorah. Two-bedroom, pet friendly, garage if possible. Move-in September. Contact Steve '70, at 937-232-6194 or 563-380-7388.

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 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.


And finally...

It's finals week.