Tuesday, Sept. 11

TUESDAY 9/11/2018

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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 through 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, IL  60604-1411

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

All comments must be received by Feb. 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. Contact Brad Chamberlain Ph.D., interim dean for institutional planning and mission, professor of chemistry, <brad.chamberlain>, with questions about the accreditation process at Luther.


September staff meetings

Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings for September, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, or 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, both in Peace Dining Room. Be sure to attend as there will be new news at each meeting.

Review directory information

Preparation for the print version of the 2018-19 Luther College Faculty-Staff Directory has begun. Faculty and staff should review their current information in the online directory https://www.luther.edu/directory/ and report any changes to title, office address, office phone number or Luther email to HR, <hr>.

HR news

TIAA counseling sessions
TIAA announces individual counseling sessions: 12:30-4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26; 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27; and 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Space is limited. Register online or by calling (800) 732-8353 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held Main 30.

TIAA on-campus
TIAA is holding an on-campus workshop, "The Starting Line: Beginning to Save for Retirement," 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the CFL Recital Hall. Smart steps in the beginning of a career can help lead to a more solid financial future. TIAA's workshop leader will show financial tools and offer practical insight so attendees can learn the real effect of time on money and how to evaluate/manage debt. Learn the benefits of contributing to the employer-sponsored retirement plan. See how budgeting can help to find money where it's least expected and save it. Pre-register online.

Want to help promote health and wellness on campus?

Passionate about the health and wellness of the campus community, or know someone who is? Wellness is looking for faculty and staff to join the Central Wellness Committee. Meetings are held once a month at 4 p.m. on Mondays. Email <wellness> with nominations or self-nominations.

Student success workshops

Luther's office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and Catalyze Program are sponsoring student success workshops this fall. Workshops are in Mott/Borlaug from 5-6:30 p.m., unless noted, and include pizza and refreshments. Workshops offered: college-level paper writing Sept. 11; test taking/note taking Sept. 18; critical thinking Sept. 25; memory building Oct. 2, 5:30-7 p.m.; money management Oct. 9; and time management Oct. 23. Contact Kimberly Nye, <nyeki01> or 387-1001, for more information. For assistance with accommodations, contact Sally Mallam, <mallamsa> or 387-1270.

Family Weekend is Sept. 21-23

Luther College families, students and community members are invited to enjoy a variety of concerts, athletic events, hikes and meals together throughout Family Weekend Sept. 21-23. For a complete schedule of Family Weekend events visit: https://www.luther.edu/parents/family-weekend/schedule/.

NEDA Walk on campus Oct. 20

Luther is holding its first National Eating Disorders Association Walk on campus Saturday, Sept. 20. This walk is designed to create a safe and supportive space where no one will feel alone in their battle. All are welcome. Sign up online. Walkers raise money to fund education about eating disorders, prevention and support, as well as advocacy and research initiatives. To donate without participating or for more information, contact walk organizer Jacey Davis, <davija03>, or Wellness, <wellness>.

Peace Brunch schedule September

Please join Luther Catering for Peace Brunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16; Sunday, Sept. 23; and Sunday, Sept. 30. Reservations are preferred. Call catering, 387-1514, for reservations.

Habitat for Humanity pancake breakfast Sept. 22

The Luther College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to noon at St. Benedict Parish Hall, 307 W. Main St, Decorah. Proceeds will go toward the Habitat spring break service trip and Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 5-12. There is no charge for children under five. Tickets can be purchased at the Luther College Box Office or at the door. Contact Habitat, <contacthabitat>, with questions.

Blood drive is Sept. 24-25

Luther is hosting a blood drive in the east court of the Main Gym in the Regents Center 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 24 and 25. Members of the sponsoring organization, Alpha Phi Omega, will hold signups downstairs in the Union by Marty's 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 13-14 and Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 17-19.

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. The Dean's Office and Global Learning 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. Plastic film is plastic that's less than 10 millimeters thick. 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!

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.


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. 12: Storm Bailey, interfaith storytelling
Friday, Sept. 14: Michelle Boike
Monday, Sept. 17: Sthela Hanitrinirina, senior chapel

Home sporting events

Saturday, Sept. 15: Men's tennis hosts alumni match, 10 a.m.; women's tennis hosts alumni match, 10 a.m. and Simpson, 3 p.m.; women's soccer vs. Wheaton College, 1 p.m.; men's soccer vs. Wheaton College, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16: Women's tennis vs. Central College, 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Sept. 11: Guest talk: "A Conversation about Autism," Vesna Bryn, 7 p.m., Mott-Borlaug Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Thursday, Sept. 13: Emeriti Colloquium: "Forensics in 1912 Iowa," Ed Epperly, 3 p.m., Mott Room, Dahl Centennial Union; Biology Colloquium, "Monarchs in a Changing World, Conservation of an Iconic Insect," Karen Oberhauser, 7:30 p.m., Valders 206; Faculty Artist Series: Voice Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Friday, Sept. 14: Guest Masterclass: Steven Smith, voice, 6:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Saturday, Sept. 15: Science and Pre-Health Visit Day, 9 a.m. Sampson Hoffland Laboratories
Sunday, Sept. 16: Faculty Artist Series: Amy Engelsdorfer, flute, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

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>.

''Anonymous:' Responsibility and Ethics in Government' pop-up program Sept. 12

Last week, the New York Times published an anonymous Op Ed by someone claiming to be high up in the presidential administration, criticizing the president and claiming the existence of an underground "resistance" within the government. Is it ethical to make such claims anonymously? What other choices did this person have? Join Mike Engelhardt and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement for a discussion on the ethics of governmental whistle-blowing and opposition 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Olin 102.

Open studio day Sept. 13

Have a directory photo that is more than fie years old? Want a new headshot? Need an updated passport photo? Luther's visual media department is hosting an open studio photo day 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Dahl 213.

PLEN info session Sept. 13

The Public Leadership Education Network is a national organization focused on preparing college women for leadership in public policy. College females interested in health, law, STEM or global policy should come hear more about the short seminars the PLEN holds in Washington, D.C. Leaders will discuss 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.

'Forensics in 1912, Iowa' at emeriti colloquium Sept. 13

The Luther Emeriti Colloquium will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Mott Room. Ed Epperly will be making a presentation on "Oh! For a roll of Crime Scene Tape: CSI in 1912" All are invited. Contact James Eckblad, <eckbladj>, with inquiries.

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 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.

'The Seventeen Songs of Henri Duparc' Sept. 13

The Luther Music Department is proud to present "The Seventeen Songs of Henri Duparc" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. It is presented by the Luther voice faculty with Nicholas Shaneyfelt collaborating on piano. The evening includes song and poetry featuring the complete songs of Henri Duparc.

SAC Cinema presents 'Ocean's 8' Sept. 14

"Ocean's 8" is the featured film 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Valders 206, sponsored by SAC Cinema. Doors open at 7 p.m. Debbie, Danny Ocean's estranged sister, takes over the family business with an attempt to pull off a heist at New York City's Met Gala. Helping her is an all-female crew. Admission is $5. Free popcorn while supplies last.

Science and pre-health visit day Sept. 15

Luther is hosting a visit opportunity for all students interested in biology, chemistry, computer/data science, environmental studies, neuroscience, nursing, physics or psychology during a science and pre-health visit day Saturday, Sept. 15.

FAS: 'A Night at the Opera' Sept. 16

Amy Engelsdorfer, with collaborative pianist and fellow Luther faculty Nicholas Shaneyfelt, is presenting a flute and piano recital, A Night at the Opera: Fantasies and Variations, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Noble Recital Hall. Each of the works chosen for the program are based on well-known operas.

Policy update on harassment, discrimination language Sept. 17

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a policy update on harassment and discrimination language at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, in Olin 102. Contact Kimberly Nye, <nyeki01>, with questions.

Wolf, Nelson to speak at Luther College Woman's Club meeting Sept. 18

How can "agricultural cities" promote economic and cultural vitality in Decorah and the Driftless Region? How has the "Scarves in the Park" program positively impacted northeast Iowa? Learn about these topics as the Luther College Woman's Club kicks off its 2018-19 season of programs at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Contact Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288, with questions.

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.

'Presumed Guilty' religion forum Sept. 20

Asking Muslims to condemn terrorist acts can lead to racist scapegoating, an act which prevents majority populations in the West from coming to terms with their own violent past and their ongoing complicity in a violent world order, according to Todd Green. Green will present "Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Olin 102. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission, and a book signing will follow.

Anthropology and Museum Studies Visit Day Sept. 21

Luther is hosting an Anthropology and Museum Studies Visit Day from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Prospective students will be given the opportunity to have conversations with anthropology and museum studies faculty and students about academics, research and study abroad opportunities.

CSS: Cristina Pato Sept. 21

Center Stage Series presents Cristina Pato Quartet: Latina 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the CFL Main Hall. Spanish bagpiper Cristina Pato uses the traditionally Celtic instrument to deliver a rich, intense repertoire. Expect a high-energy performance that fuses Latin, jazz, pop and contemporary music into one exhilarating performance. Tickets are available by calling 387-1357, online at tickets.luther.edu or by visiting the CFL Ticket Office.

'The 'S' Word' Sept. 25

Suicide attempt survivor Dese'Rae Stage seeks out other attempt survivors in order to give insight to the other side of a suicide attempt and begin a conversation about suicide attempts and loss in the documentary "The 'S' Word." Sponsored by Luther College Active Minds and Counseling Service, Social Work Department, and Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success, the screening and discussion of the film is 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Valders 206. Both the screening and discussion are open to the public with no charge for admission.

The fall concert has been announced

SAC Concerts is excited to announce Lizzo will be performing at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Regents Center. General admission tickets are on sale now for $25 at the Box Office.


Welcome new employees

Derek Stork started his position as assistant strengths coach/Legends Center director Aug. 27. His office is Legends Center 150E, telephone 382-1360.

New position/title

Richard Bernatz started his new position as registrar Sept. 1. His office is Main 123, telephone 387-1167.

Kate Frentzel started her new position as chief editor on Sept. 1. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261R, telephone 387-1483.

Celebrations this week

Sept. 11: Sharon Frana
Sept. 12: Denise Janechek, Ben Moore, James Scullin, Nicholas Shaneyfelt
Sept. 13: Judy Schnitzler, Vanessa Wiest
Sept. 14: Devin Loomis
Sept. 16: Kenda Franzen
Sept. 17: Destiny Crider, Lacey Nagel, Alyssa Ritter

Sept. 16: Paul Atkins, 5 years

Position opening

Administrative assistant: The Luther College Financial Aid office is currently accepting applications for a .75 FTE, six-hour per day, benefit-eligible administrative assistant. The administrative assistant is responsible for managing the daily traffic flow of the Financial Aid Office, including guests, callers, mail, email and faxes, as well as coordination of the student file completion process. 

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


Anna M. Peterson, assistant professor of history, has been named the Norwegian-American Historical Association's new editor. For the past decade Peterson has been an active scholar in the field of Norwegian-American history. She will hold the two roles concurrently.

Four Luther faculty were named to endowed positions at the college's Opening Convocation Thursday, Aug. 30. Maren Johnson was named the director of Luther's new Richard L. and Judith A. Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies; Steve Holland was named the Bert M. and Mildred O. Dahl Chair in Economics; Anna Peterson was granted the Nena Amundson Distinguished Professorship; and David Thompson was granted the Dennis M. Jones Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities. 

Loren Toussaint was an invited guest for "The Breast Podcast" a weekly podcast sharing helpful information for individuals affected by breast cancer and other cancers. He discusses how forgiveness can be helpful when coping with chronic illnesses and diseases like cancer.

Nathan Ersig '98, director of development and co-director of campaigns, and Mike Russell, Luther's customer success manager for Reeher, were co-authors on a presentation at the annual Reeher Vista Executive Conference in Minneapolis titled "Purposeful. Planned. Proficient: Using Proposals to Achieve High Performance."

Amy Weldon's first author website, created by Tabita Green and Nathan Dirks of Decorah's New Digital, is now live at https://amyeweldon.com/.

A new water quality research project investigating water-borne disease-causing agents in Winneshiek County is underway. Eric Baack and Jodi Enos-Berlage were recently awarded a $39,938 grant from the Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contaminants that will allow them to quantify levels of harmful bacteria and viruses in both ground and surface waters. Luther is the first small college to receive this grant in CHEEC's 30-year history.

Kristen Carlson '17, was selected for a 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Latvia from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Carlson will support the teaching of English at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Music Academy and Riga Teika Secondary School in Riga, Latvia, as part of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. 


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.

Needing a home: Calico kitten with beautiful markings found last weekend is looking for a home. About six weeks old. Great personality, eating well and already using a litter box. Call David, <ranum.david> or 277-2855.


And finally...

"If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate."
–Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl