Tuesday, Sept. 4

TUESDAY 9/4/2018

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Luther brand workshops for faculty and staff Sept. 13
All faculty and staff are invited to attend one of two Luther brand work sessions Thursday, Sept. 13, with the firms that are leading Luther's brand strategy development. Sessions are 9:40-10:50 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., both in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. No sign-up is necessary. Contact Aimee Viniard-Weideman, <aimeevw>, with questions.

Presidential search listening sessions Sept. 13-14

As the presidential search process is launched, members of the presidential search committee want to hear thoughts about the college's strengths, the leadership agenda for the new president, and the skill sets, experiences and attributes that would best serve the college in its next chapter.

Members of the presidential search committee, together with the search firm, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, are holding participant-focused listening sessions. In addition, there will be an open forum for faculty and staff who are not able to attend one of the other listening sessions. Please register for a session based on your role with the college.

Thursday, Sept. 13 
8:30 a.m.    Alumni and Decorah community
9:40 a.m.    Students
Noon           Faculty
2 p.m.          Faculty emeriti
3 p.m.          Staff
4 p.m.          Faculty

Friday, Sept. 14
7 a.m.          Faculty leadership (department heads and faculty committee chairs)
9 a.m.          Staff
10:15 a.m.   Faculty
12:30 p.m.   Open forum

Stakeholder Survey is open for feedback as well and will remain open until 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

Stay up-to-date though the new Presidential Search website as well.

HLC accreditation evaluation–opportunity to comment

Luther College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Luther College will have its next reaffirmation visit March 11, 2019, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Luther College has been accredited by HLC since 1915. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments that address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments may be submitted to the following address:

Third-Party Comment on Luther College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois  60604-1411

Comments may also be submitted to HLC's website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

All comments must be received by February 11, 2019, and include the name and address of the person submitting them.

We want to acknowledge the efforts of the Luther Community who prepared our reaffirmation materials. If you have any questions about the accreditation process at Luther, please contact Brad Chamberlain Ph.D., interim dean for institutional planning and mission, professor of chemistry, at <brad.chamberlain>.


Family Weekend schedule updates needed

The Family Weekend 2018 schedule can be found online. Please check the schedule and its associated links, and if changes or corrections need to be made to events, prices or details, contact Sue, <drillisu> or 387-1100, before Friday, Sept. 7.

Gilbertson, Muggli named Nottingham program directors

The Dean's Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Carol Gilbertson and Mark Muggli as the fall 2018 Nottingham Program Directors. We are grateful to both faculty members for providing leadership to this important and longstanding off-campus program. Marian Kaehler, who was previously named a director, is on a leave of absence due to a family emergency. 

Change in plastic film recycling

Due to policy changes at the Winneshiek County Recycling, Luther will no longer be collecting plastic film for recycling. The Center for Sustainable Communities thanks you for your participation in this program and hopes the Luther community continues to reduce their plastic film usage.

Reminder from the Mail Center

The Mail Center reminds all faculty and staff to include buildings and/or departments in the addresses when shipping items to Luther College. Please contact vendors to make any changes to "ship to" addresses if possible. Including that key information will help with sorting the mail quickly and efficiently. Contact the Mail Center staff, 387-1447, with questions.

Chair massages start Sept. 17

Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for $20, 15-minute chair massages, paid by cash, check or card at appointment, from 1-5 p.m. every other Monday, starting Sept. 17 in Qualley Lounge in the CFL. Chair massages can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Reserve a spot soon as they fill up fast!

New on luther.edu

Read about Hanna Knutson '15, who is currently working as a marketing manager at Colored Organics, a company that manufactures ethically made baby/children's clothing. Learn how her independent study opportunities became some of her most influential experiences within her art and communication studies majors.

Read the faculty story about Loren Toussaint and learn why he's still fascinated by the topic of forgiveness even after 20 years of studying it.

Prepare for fall book groups

Prepare for Jonathan Haidt's visit in October by reading his latest book, "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure." Also find Michael Pollan's latest book and others. Faculty, staff, students and community members can learn more and sign up here for discussions to start soon. Books are provided. Offered by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

Join the Luther College women's basketball Junior Norse

Each week Junior Norse will have the opportunity to interact with the 2018-19 Luther women's basketball team while participating in fundamental drills, team play, shooting competitions and more. Click here to register. Contact Head Coach Amanda Bailey, <necham01> or 387-1584, with questions.

Sign up for Sept. wellness screening

During 2018, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Sign up for the Wednesday, Sept. 12, blood screenings with Gundersen Health Systems here on campus by contacting Wellness, <wellness>.

Book Shop news

Book Shop professor spotlight
Congratulate Todd Green on his new book, "Presumed Guilty, Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims To Condemn Terrorism." His book is now available for purchase in the Book Shop. He will give a lecture based on his new book at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Olin 102; the event includes a book signing.


Chapel this week

Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.

Wednesday, Sept. 5: Sean Burke
Friday, Sept. 7: Nancy Barry, choral faculty quartet
Monday, Sept. 10: Grace Huber '20, interfaith storytelling

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Sept. 5: Women's soccer vs. St. Olaf, 5 p.m.; volleyball vs. UW-La Crosse, 7:30 p.m.; men's soccer vs. St. Olaf, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7: Men's soccer vs. Gustavus Adolphus, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8: Luther All-American cross country meet, middle school 9 a.m., high school JV girls 9:30 a.m., high school JV boys 10 a.m., high school varsity girls 10:30 a.m., high school varsity boys 11 a.m., college women 11:30 a.m., college men noon; women's soccer vs. Macalester College, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9: Men's soccer vs. Carroll, 2 p.m.; women's soccer vs. Illinois Wesleyan, 4 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Sept. 4: CEPE Engagement Talk, "Odysseus and His Women: Like-Minded Harmony?" Peter Dodington, 7 p.m., Olin Room 102
Friday, Sept. 7: SAC Entertainment: Neil Hilborn, spoken word artist, 7:30 p.m., Marty's
Saturday, Sept. 8: Master Class: PUSH Physical Theatre, 10:30 a.m., CFA Room 219; Faculty Artist Series, Philip Borter, cello, 4 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; Center Stage Series, PUSH Physical Theatre, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

CEPE open house Sept. 4

Join the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement for food, conversation and fall semester planning at the CEPE open house 9:40-11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Olin 214. Sign up for a book group and hear about the programming that's planned for the coming academic year. Refreshments will be served.

'Odysseus and His Women,' lecture Sept. 4

Join the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement in an ongoing conversation about this year's summer read, "The Odyssey." Long-time educator and classics instructor Peter Dodington will present "Odysseus and His Women," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Olin 214. He will discuss Odysseus' relationship with the women in his life, asking the questions: "Does he achieve the 'like-minded harmony' he seeks?" And "Why is such harmonious interaction important—then and now? Do we need relationships in order to become who we want to be?" For more information, contact CEPE, <cepe>.

International Studies open house Sept. 6

Join the International Studies Department for an open house 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Center for Global Learning in Larsen Hall. Students will share stories from their recent study abroad adventures and answer questions about Luther's International Studies program—a major and minor that allows students to explore their interests in any corner of the world.

Norse Athletic Association Fall Sports Luncheon Sept. 6

The Norse Athletic Association invites the community to the NAA Fall Sports Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 6, in Peace Dining Room on the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union. Cost is $5 per person. A great chance to get firsthand information on Norse athletics, the luncheon features all of the fall sport coaches speaking on their respective seasons to date. The 2018-19 Norse Business Sponsors will be presented their plaques for the year, and an update on the new and ongoing facilities projects will be given as well.

To make a donation or to RSVP to the luncheon please contact Russell Schouweiler, 387-2161 or <schoru01>.

SAC welcomes Neil Hilborn Sept. 7

National Poetry Slam Champion Neil Hilborn will bring his talents to the stage 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Marty's Café in the lowest level of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther College campus. Hilborn is best known for his viral poem "OCD," which has been viewed on YouTube more than 14 million times and is to date the most-watched slam poem online.

CSS: PUSH Sept. 8

Center Stage Series presents PUSH [physical theatre] at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the CFL Main Hall. PUSH performers express what it means to be human using gravity-defying acrobatics, intense athleticism and soulful artistry that broaden the definition of both dance and theatre. Tickets are available by calling 387-1357, online at tickets.luther.edu or by visiting the CFL Box Office.

College Night is Sept. 10

Northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota high school students and their parents will have an opportunity to talk with representatives from nearly 60 higher education institutions Monday, Sept. 10, at Luther. Representatives of private colleges, public and private universities, community colleges, vocational schools and branches of the military will have booths at the College Night event.

Peace Scholar program Sept. 11

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage sophomores and juniors interested in applying to the Peace Scholar program to hear 2018 Peace Scholar Rebecka Green and Steinar Bryn of the Nansen Center discuss their experiences during shadow block Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Olin 214. The Peace Scholar program funds two Luther students to spend six weeks at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer and the University of Oslo Summer School each year.

Not Quite Free Lunch begins Sept. 11

The first Not Quite Free Lunch of the year is 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. The meal includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Grant writing workshop Sept. 11

Luther and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Winneshiek County are hosting a grant writing 101 workshop 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Valders 262. Participants will receive hands-on training on seeking and writing successful grants for non-profits, local government and schools. Participants are asked to bring a laptop, iPad or other tablet. Cost is $10, which includes a light meal. Register by noon Monday, Sept. 10, by calling Winneshiek Extension, 382-2949.

'A Conversation about Autism' Sept. 11

For the past 15 years, Vesna Bryn has served as the chief attending physician at the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation in the Innlandet Hospital Trust, Lillehammer, Norway. A pediatrician with a focus on neonatology, Bryn is currently engaged in research on the causes of autism, particularly the relationship between immune system responses and autism. She invites anyone interested in this topic to take part in a conversation about autism 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Hovde Room, Preus Library. Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to <cepe>.

PLEN info session Sept. 13

The Public Leadership Education Network is a national organization focused on preparing college women for leadership in public policy. If you are a woman interested in health, law, STEM or global policy, come hear more about the short seminars the PLEN holds in Washington, D.C. Hear more about scholarships and travel funding that are available during an information session 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Olin 214. Contact <cepe> for more information.

CIES open house Sept. 13

Come to the Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success, formerly the Diversity Center, in the Union from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, to experience a "Slice of CIES" and help celebrate the new name and programs.

'Monarchs in a Changing World,' Sept. 13

Karen Oberhauser, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and professor of entomology at the UWM, will present a talk titled "Monarchs in a Changing World: Conservation of an Iconic Insect," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Valders 206. Oberhauser's talk focuses on the status of the monarch butterfly. The monarch is currently under review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for possible listing as an endangered or threatened species.  

SAC Impact guest lecture: Megan Stubbs Sept. 18

Megan Stubbs is a relationship expert and body image specialist who will present her program, "The F Word-Understanding Fat and Body Image," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Valders 206. This is sponsored by SAC Impact.


Welcome new employees

Kristin Fleagle started her position as men's and women's track and field coaching intern Sept. 1. Her office is Regents Center 14D, telephone 387-1799.

New position

Catherine Dyer started her new position as director of marketing Aug. 20. Her office is Dahl 263, telephone 387-2992. 

Eric Ellingsen started the new position of technical services assistant Aug. 27. His office is Preus Library 219, telephone 387-1195.

Rachael Jones started her new position as assistant dean for student life and prevention coordinator Aug. 1.

Celebrations this week

Sept. 5: Alison Blake, Peter Lingen
Sept. 6: Debra Espe, Carlee Meyer, Amy Wrightsman
Sept. 7: Jolene Tweten
Sept. 8: Cindie Gunderson, Brenda Leibold
Sept. 9: Jessica Spier
Sept. 10: Caleb Padilla, Heidi Snell-Anderson

Sept. 5: Sue Halverson, 40 years; Peggi Lape, 15 years; Kenneth Kubesh, 15 years
Sept. 7: Joan Beckman, 25 years

Thank you

To everyone who contributed to make the first annual sophomore orientation event, Sophomores on the Commons, a success. We especially want to thank the teams from facilities services, dining services, campus programming, residence life, visual media and multimedia for the behind the scenes support that made the event possible. It was exciting to see so many people from across campus come together to celebrate and support Luther sophomores.
—Andrew Bailey, Rachel Brummel, Nan Hibbs, Dan Marlow and Emily Neal.

Position opening

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


Thomas C. Johnson was nominated by the Iowa Arts Council and Produce Iowa to participate in Creative Capital Core Weekend Workshop, a nationally recognized professional development program for artists recently held in Des Moines, Iowa.

In July, Kate Narveson gave the third of three invited conference presentations, this one in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the 32nd annual conference of the international John Donne Society. She spoke on early modern musical settings of the poem "Go and Catch a Falling Star," performing the settings on treble viol. The earlier presentations were at the Renaissance Society of America conference on 17th-Century women's performance of religion and at the 16th-Century studies conference on new approaches to the religious lyric.

Todd Green's most recent book, "Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism," was published by Fortress Press Sept. 1. The book is now available for purchase in the Luther Book Shop. Green will give a public lecture on the book 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Olin 102.

Kim Powell's essay "Framing Islam/Creating Fear: An Analysis of U.S. Media Coverage of Terrorism from 2011-2016" appears in Religions 2018 Volume 9, Issue 9—a special issue devoted to media coverage of Islam and Muslims. This project was the result of a Luther student/faculty collaborative research grant with Liz Stay '17.

Andy Hageman had an interview with musical artist Lissie on her experiences with "Twin Peaks," insights into the origins and forces of creativity, and homemade pie on 25 Years Later.

Victoria Christman published "Ideology, Pragmatism, and Coexistence: Religious Tolerance in the Early Modern West," in Topographies of Tolerance and Intolerance: Responses to Religious Pluralism in Reformation Europe.


For sale: Antique, solid pine harvest table. $300 OBO; 98 inches long, 34 inches wide, 28 inches tall. Good condition. Contact Greg, <petegr01>, with inquires.

For sale: 1998 Honda Elite Moped. $650. Only 9,000 miles. New battery and just tuned up. Save gas, help the environment. Contact Dennis, 382-4423, with inquiries.

For sale: Facilities is selling a 1992 1/2 ton pickup that has 150,951 miles on it. Vehicle has some repair issues that would be the buyers responsibility as the vehicle is sold as is. Email bids to Ivan, <hackiv01>, by noon Wednesday, Sept. 12. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For rent: Ground-floor apartment at 407 Leif Erikson Dr. $350/month, including utilities. Completely furnished. Shared laundry/bath. Street parking. Private entrance. Contact Barb, 382-5727, with inquiries.

Music in the Park: Calling all animal and music lovers to Music in the Park at the Phelps Park band shell from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Meet some of HSNEI's adoptable dogs while listening to the music of Eric Sessions, John Goodin and Maritza. Bring a chair or blanket. This is a open to the public with no charge for admission, though donations will be accepted to help the animals. For more information, contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

Speaking in Decorah: Interested in Japan? Visiting Nagasaki? Mark Tiedemann, Luther alumnus living and teaching in Nagasaki for more than three decades, will discuss his recently published novel "The Belle of Nagasaki" at the Dragonfly Bookstore in downtown Decorah 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 8. Tiedemann will provide information about study and teaching opportunities in Japan. Contact Uwe, <rudolfuw>, with inquiries.

Talent show: The American Legion, Brockman-Hammersland Post #503 of Ossian is hosting a talent show 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in Carey's Park Pavilion in Ossian. Anyone can enter, with prices for first-third place. Register by Saturday, Sept. 8, by contacting Jerry Bohr at 528-4947. Email Donna, <ryantdon>, with inquiries.


And finally...

This weekend is the 46th annual All-American cross country meet, held on lower campus by the Regents Center. The race features junior high, high school and college harriers from several states. Check out the results here following the event.