Tuesday, Oct. 2

TUESDAY 10/2/2018

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CAL tickets on sale Oct. 3

It's hard to believe, but Christmas at Luther tickets are coming soon! All faculty and staff are able to secure their "Christmas at Luther 2018: Every Voice in Concert Ring" tickets online starting 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. The Ticket Office, 387-1357, is available to help set up an online ticket account for those who haven't already done so. For more information, please check out the CAL Faculty/Staff tickets page.

Lawn spraying day Oct. 12

Luther will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 12, with Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, set as back up days as needed. In response to community requests, Facilities Services has established a no-spray "buffer zone" that will be observed around the pool lawn so that the play area for children is protected. Other no-spray "buffer zones" include the dike areas, edible landscape areas and the Sustainability House. Spraying will take place after normal work hours and on weekends. Questions can be directed to Facilities Services at <facilities>.

Sign up for Staff Day

The first-ever October Staff Day is coming soon! Block off calendars from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Doors open at the CFL at 10:45 a.m. for the first session starting promptly at 11 a.m. Enjoy a fun day of hypnotic laughter, inspiring messages, cupcakes, storytelling and a "comfort food" lunch. And cupcakes, did we mention cupcakes? Please complete the 2018 Staff Day form today!

Coffee with a cop Oct. 3

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 3, is National Coffee With A Cop day, and Luther Safety and Security is hosting an event on campus. Join them from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Williams Lounge in the Union to meet and share in conversation with Decorah Police Officers and Luther Security staff. Bring questions; refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. 

Undergraduate research presentation opportunities

The Dean's Office supports Luther students who are selected to present their research at either of these conferences: the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium at Viterbo University, La Crosse, Wisconsin, Nov. 9, or the Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 12, 2019. Interested students should contact the Dean's Office, 387-1005, Union 262.

Sign up for Oct. 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 Tuesday, Oct. 16, blood screenings with Gundersen Health Systems here on campus by contacting Wellness, <wellness>.

Not Quite Free Lunch Oct. 9

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 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 menu is American bounty vegetable soup, Greek balsamic vegetable wrap, spicy turkey biggie sandwich, garden pasta salad and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Connect more to thrive more during October

Wellness is promoting connecting more to thrive more this year. This month Wellness encourages people to take a few minutes each day to learn about connection, compassion and happiness with the October Happiness Calendar courtesy of Berkley's Greater Good Science Center. It has daily tips on connection and happiness in the workplace, with family, for why humans need Halloween and more.

Office of Equity and Inclusion presents two workshops

Cultural Competency Part 2
Cultural competency focuses on an individual's ability to navigate and work across cultural differences. This is an opportunity to engage in dialogue and consideration of ways to shift individuals, groups and the college toward inclusive excellence both structurally and environmentally. This workshop is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Mott. Click here to register.

Implicit and Unconscious Bias
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments, are activated involuntarily and without an individual's awareness and/or intentional control. Participants will engage in a series of interactive exercises to better understand the origins of unconscious bias and the ways that they are internalized. Explicit bias will also be explored. This workshop is 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Mott. Click here to register.

United Way Update

As of last Sept. 21, employee contributions toward the United Way fundraiser totaled $5,540, a third of the way toward the Luther goal of $19,000. Thanks to those who have already so generously given to make the community better for all. The winners of last week's prizes are Megan Sherman and Jill Wilson. Both won Norse items from the Alumni office.

Flupalooza is Oct. 9

The third Annual Norse flupalooza is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Williams Lounge in the Union. Coupons for a free cookie or coffee will be given to those Norse who help fight the flu. #FIGHTFLU and help protect yourself and the Luther community from the flu.#getvaccinated. The cost is $25 for staff and faculty, paid at the time of service by cash or check only. Students may charge the $25 to their student account.

Lawn spraying day Oct. 12

Luther will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 12, with Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, set as back up days as needed.

In response to community requests, Ivan Hackman has established a no-spray "buffer zone" that will be observed around the pool lawn so that the play area for children is protected. Other no-spray "buffer zones" include the dike areas, edible landscape areas and the Sustainability House. Spraying will take place after normal work hours and on weekends. Questions can be directed to Ivan, <hackiv01>.

Update to Aruba wireless network

ITS is beginning the process of moving the Aruba wireless network to a new version of controller software. This upgrade will be done building by building. Upgrades are underway and begin at 6 a.m. Each building will experience approximately a 20-30 minute outage as their building is upgraded. To view the full schedule, visit the ITS Blog.

Have a U.S. migration story to share?

Have a U.S. migration story to share with students? Professors Melissa Martinez and Susan Schmidt are teaching Paideia 450 "Migration & Border Issues" in January. They'd like to incorporate 10-15 minute migration stories from faculty, staff and community members. All stories and backgrounds are welcome. Contact Susan, <susan.schmidt>, with stories.

Oneota Market closing early Oct. 12

Oneota Market is closing at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct 12, due to Staff Day events.

HR news

Update additional insurance on UMR
Participants in the Luther health plan need to go to the UMR website annually to indicate if they have additional health insurance. For example, a person's spouse might have additional coverage through their employer. This will keep any disruption in payment of claims to a minimum as claims are processed. Sign into your UMR account. Next, click on the "Other Insurance" button in the middle of the screen and answer the questions, then click the "submit" button.

Faculty writing groups

Currently engaged in a writing project? Wanting to connect with other faculty engaged in writing projects? The Dean's Office wants to help by facilitating the formation of writing groups. Email Sean Burke, <burke.sean>, with questions and inquiries.

Upcoming nature walks

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Explored Luther's natural areas yet? The Outreach student workers, through the new Land Care Program, will lead a series of walks in Luther's natural areas. Join Kita, Anila and Susie to explore and connect with nature. The walks are at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Meet on on the first floor of Sampson Hoffland Labs. Contact Anila, <banoan01>, or Kita, <dalyni01>, with questions.

Book Shop news

Luther author spotlight
Retired Luther staff member Jerry Johnson has come out with another new read, "The Executioners Face." Stop in the Book Shop for a copy. Johnson will also have a book signing in the Book Shop Saturday, Oct. 27.

Author signing spotlight

Miss Todd Green's excellent lecture and book signing? The Book Shop still has a few signed copies left of his new book, "Presumed Guilty."

Book discussion group: Becoming a student-ready college

All faculty and staff are invited to join a four-week discussion group facilitated by David Thompson on the book, "Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success." This is an opportunity to expand on conversations about equity, inclusion and student success begun at fall faculty days. The group meets from 3-4 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16, in Olin Room 201, with refreshments served. Space is limited, and registration closes Friday, Oct. 19. Click here to register. To access the ebook through Preus Library, click here.

Call for recommendations for summer reading

What should be the summer 2019 reading? Send recommendations for the 2019 campus-wide summer reading to the Paideia Program at <sullivre>. Here's a history of recent titles


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, Oct. 3: Father Don Hertges, with a reception before and after chapel to welcome Father Don to Decorah and Luther
Friday, Oct. 5: Iju Regmi, Interfaith Storytelling
Monday, Oct. 8: Alex Sekora, senior chapel

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Oct. 3: Men's soccer vs. Macalester, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 6: Women's tennis vs. Wartburg, 9 a.m.; women's golf hosts American Rivers Conference Championships, 9 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 7: Women's golf hosts American Rivers Conference Championships, 9 a.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 2: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture: "Dreaming with Our Eyes Open: Staying Informed about DACA," Carly Hayden Foster, Madeline Lomprey and Elena Pinnow, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 3: Guest Recital: Sheila Browne, viola, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; Guest Lecture: "Viking Age Food—Looking for a Lost Food Culture," Daniel Serra, 7:30 p.m., Olin Room 102
Thursday, Oct. 4: Local candidate forum, 6:30 p.m., Valders 206
Friday, Oct. 5: Education Visit Day, all day, Luther campus; SAC Cinema, "A Quiet Place," 7:30 p.m., Valders 206; Faculty Artist Series: Kathy Reed, harpsichord, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Saturday, Oct. 6: Center Stage Series: Vitaly "An Evening of Wonders," 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Memory building workshop Oct. 2

Luther's office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and Catalyze Program are sponsoring student success workshops this fall. This week's workshop is memory building from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Mott/Borlaug and includes pizza and refreshments. Contact Kimberly Nye, <nyeki01> or 387-1001, for more information. For assistance with accommodations, contact Sally Mallam, <mallamsa> or 387-1270.

'Dreaming with Our Eyes Open' Oct. 2

The 2018-19 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series "Journeys and Hospitalities" begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. Carly Hayden Foster, Madeline Lomprey '21, and Elena Pinnow '21, will explore multiple perspectives on immigration law. Their lecture, titled "Dreaming with Our Eyes Open: Staying Informed about DACA," has a reception to follow in Qualley Lounge.

Sheila Browne to perform Oct. 3

Performing music from the romantic to modern eras, violist Sheila Browne will be accompanied by pianist Julie Nishimura in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Noble Recital Hall. On the program are well-known sonatas for viola and piano by Johannes Brahms, Rebecca Clarke and George Rochberg.

'Viking Age Food—Looking for a Lost Food Culture' Oct. 3

Culinary archaeologist and lecturer Daniel Serra, from Malmo, Sweden, will give a presentation titled "Viking Age Food—Looking for a Lost Food Culture" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Olin Room 102. Serra's newest book "An Early Meal – a Viking Age Cookbook & Culinary Odyssey" will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Candidate forum Oct. 4

Local candidates running in the November election will be available to respond to questions at a local candidate forum 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Valders 206. Candidates running for the Iowa House Districts 55 and 51, U.S. House District 1, and Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors and Recorder have been invited.

Education Visit Day Oct. 5

Luther invites prospective students interested in pursuing careers in education to come explore Luther's nationally accredited education program at Education Visit Day. The day's events begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Education Visit Day includes classroom experiences in education and educational psychology, as well as conversations with education students and faculty about Luther's academics research and study-abroad opportunities.

FAS: Kathryn Reed Oct. 5

Harpsichordist Kathryn Reed with the collaboration of fellow Luther colleagues Heather Armstrong, oboe; Carol Hester, flute; and Philip Borter, Baroque cello, will present a recital featuring Baroque music in the French style. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in in the Noble Recital Hall.

'A Quiet Place' screening Oct. 5

SAC Cinema presents "A Quiet Place" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in Valders 206. Doors open at 7 p.m. The movie tells of what parents will do to keep their children safe from creatures that go hunting for anything that makes a sound. Admission is $5. Popcorn will be available at no charge while it lasts. 

LCDM Donut Dash Oct. 6

Luther's Dance Marathon team invites the Decorah community to Donut Dash 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Check-in for the races begins at 9 a.m. on Luther's campus in Bentdahl Commons, with the run starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The cost of the event is $20. Register at tinyurl.com/lcdmdonutdash.

CSS: 'Vitaly' Oct. 6

The Center Stage Series presents "Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders" 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the CFL Main Hall. Direct from an extended off-Broadway theatre season and "fooler" of Penn and Teller, Vitaly can bring pictures to life and erase people from their own driver's licenses. His world-class, all-original show captivates and amazes audiences. Tickets are available by calling 387-1357, online at tickets.luther.edu or by visiting the CFL Ticket Office.

Student recitals

Oct. 7
Senior Madison Ihde will present a trumpet recital at 2 p.m., with accompaniment by CJ Heck.

Seniors Mimi Armatas and Zach Loving will present a vocal recital at 7 p.m.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

FAS: Carol Hester Oct. 9

Carol Hester will perform a recital titled "The Flute and Dietrich Bonhoeffer," inspired by the German theologian and pastor's connections to the flute. Luther faculty members Xiao Hu, piano, Philip Borter, cello, and Igor Kalnin, violin, join Hester in the recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Noble Recital Hall.

'Research, Writing, and Teaching at a Small College' Oct. 11

Exploring what resources and conditions have fueled faculty research at the college, Luther Professor Emeritus Richard Cole will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Mott Room for the Luther emeriti colloquium. The event, titled "Research, Writing, and Teaching at a Small College," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

O'Connell to speak at Luther College Woman's Club meeting Oct. 16

Learn how the Senior Life Solutions program offered through Regional Health Services of Howard County helps seniors ages 65 and older deal with issues such as grief and loneliness. Karla O'Connell, program director, will speak at the next Luther College Woman's Club  meeting 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, 382-4288, with questions. 


Celebrations this week

Oct. 2: Kayla Austin, Matt Bills, Jim Martin-Schramm, Evan Mitchell, Virginia Strauss
Oct. 3: Britt Rhodes
Oct. 4: Renee Gunderson
Oct. 5: Jane Hawley, Stacy Henning, Vicky Jaeger
Oct. 6: Ken Larson
Oct. 7: Aaron Nordheim, Julie Shockey Trytten
Oct. 8: Nathan Ersig

Oct. 7: Rachel Moser, five years

Thank you for your service

Judy Boese, who has worked at Luther for more than 35 years, has announced her retirement, effective Oct. 26. We congratulate Judy and thank her for her dedicated service to the college. A retirement reception for Judy Boese will be held 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Marshall Lounge, adjacent to the lobby of the admissions office. Please join Judy's many colleagues and friends in wishing her a joyful retirement. 

Position opening

Administrative assistant: Paideia program/English department is seeking a .75 FTE highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal and written communication skills for a seven-hours-per-day, during the academic year, approximately 10-months position. The administrative assistant manages the daily operation of the Paideia office, including desktop publishing of the Paideia Reader and Paideia materials, production of the "Agora" and the English department newsletter. An associates degree and five years applicable experience is preferred as well as aptitude to learning and using new technology with desktop publishing experience helpful.

Full-time assistant director of facilities: This position is responsible for maintaining cleanliness inside campus buildings and overall supervision of staff necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned to the custodial and grounds departments. The assistant director assists in budget preparation and acts as a backup to the director in their absence. Qualified candidates must have a combination of education and management experience equal to a minimum of eight years of experience in staff management. A baccalaureate degree is strongly preferred.

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


Amy Engelsdorfer's article "Embracing 'the Teachable Moment:' Creative Warm-Ups, Pre-Teaching, and Their Role in the Music Theory Curriculum" has been published in issue 31 (2018) of The Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy. Her article "Johann Bernhard Logier and the Musikwissenschaft of Harmony in His System of the Science of Music and Practical Composition" will appear in issue 25 (2018) of Theoria: Historical Aspects of Music Theory.

Mark Franz was hired as the executive director for Information Technology Services at Luther. He replaced Paul Mattson, who transitioned into a teaching role at the college. "I am excited to be joining the Luther College and Decorah community. I look forward to focusing my efforts to ensure that Luther's future graduates and those who teach them have access to the technologies that best prepare them to contribute to the world in which they live and work," said Franz.

John Goodin's solo mandolin arrangements of 24 of James Oswald's (1710-69), "Airs for the Seasons," was published by Mel Bay Publications. Between 1755-61, Oswald composed and published 96 short sonatas for melody with figured bass, each named for an individual plant. This book contains six of Goodin's favorites from each season of the year, adapted for solo mandolin.

Susan Schmidt published "Endangered mothers or 'anchor babies'? Migration motivators for pregnant unaccompanied Central American teens," in the journal Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. The article analyzes 11 interviews with pregnant migrant teens, finding that nine-of-the-11 teens revealed safety concerns for themselves or their child. Relevant policy and practice implications are discussed.

Andy Hageman published a review essay on two recent books: Alice Bolin's essay collection, "Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession," and Lindsay Hallam's analysis of the film "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me."

Parker's Conjecture is the mathematical theorem that the numbers one through n (for n>24) can be arranged so that each consecutive pair sums to a perfect square. Laura Olson '20, worked to prove this conjecture for her summer research project. She worked with Thomas Occhipinti and Eric Westlund on her project, "Parker's Conjunction on Square Sums." She also worked with fellow students Sam Moyer '20 and John Kelly '21.

Geophysical surveying is a relatively new way to study archaeology under ground. Through her summer research project, Linh Luong '21, explored these prehistoric sites through geophysical surveying to provide a look into their structures without physically digging them up. Luong worked with Anna Luber '19, and Colin Betts on her project, "Multi-instrument geophysical survey of two prehistoric earthwork sites in Northeast Iowa."

Luther College announced the appointment of six new faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. New faculty include Brita Carbonell, Brian Hiester, Julia Kelto Lillis, Melissa Martinez, Linda Silber and Mark Thorne.


Wanted: Housekeeper from Jan. 1-May 31, 2019. While away directing the London portion of the ACM's "London and Florence: Arts in Context" program, seeking a responsible caregiver for a charming, two-story 1917 Sears Roebuck house, garden and sweet, clawless neutered orange male cat, Manchester. Located in the heart of downtown Decorah. Housekeeper pays gas, power, water and $400/month rent (less than half of my own house payment); owner pays in advance for Manchester's food and care via veterinarian. Wireless internet, central heat and air, TV with DVD player (but no cable), washer and dryer available. References and signed contract, including security/damage assurances, are required. Contact Amy, <amy.weldon>, with inquiries.

For sale: Used, student level, Conn Trumpet. Director model. Perfect for any family with a new trumpeter in their home. Ready to play condition. Contact Jana, <vorvja01> for more details and photos.

Harvest Supper: Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church Harvest Supper is Wednesday, Oct. 10. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. Menu includes Mike Reick's chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, corn, cranberry salad, lefse/rolls, cookies/bars and beverages. Advance ticket sales are $12.50 for anyone over 11 years of age; 10 and under are $6; no cost for children in preschool and younger. All takeouts, including children's, are $12.50 each. For tickets, call Virginia, 382-9414; Bette, 382-3220; or pick up at Ladybug Landscapes or Decorah Rental. Contact Virginia, 382-9414, with questions. 


And finally...

Netflix recently released its list of the 20 best Halloween movies, published at countryliving.com. Let us know what your favorites are! (Personally we think they missed: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966).)

In alphabetical order:
6 Souls (2010)
The Boy (2016)
Boys in the Trees (2016)
Children of the Corn (1984)
The Conjuring (2013)
Coraline (2009)
Cult of Chucky (2017)
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Don't Kill It (2016)
Interview with a Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Lizzie Borden Took an Axe (2014)
Nancy Drew (2007)
The Reaping (2007)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Scream 2 (1997)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Van Helsing (2004)
The Vault (2017)
The Village (2004)