Tuesday, Oct. 16

TUESDAY 10/16/2018

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Board of Regents update

Faculty, staff and emeriti should have received an email from the Board of Regents Thursday with an update on the presidential search. Those who did not receive the email should contact Julie, <julie>, to get added to the list.

Early voting information

Luther students received an email from vice president and dean for student life Corey Landstrom on Sept. 27 with information regarding voter registration and elections. For reference, this information is available via a Luther Google site. Early voting began Monday, Oct. 8, and a satellite polling station will be on campus 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Dahl Centennial Union. Eligible voters are encouraged to vote.


Tuition Benefit program deadline Nov. 1

Luther is pleased to offer its faculty and staff a benefit that is highly unique in today's workplace: higher education for one's dependents. The Tuition Benefit program has a three-step application process available online.

Deadlines are as follows:
Nov. 1: Applications due
Dec. 1: Finalized list of colleges due
May 15: Confirmation form due

For complete information about the process and an application form, see the HR benefits website. Contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430, with questions.

Goodno and Harri win staff excellence awards

Congratulations to this year's staff excellence award recipients: Kari Goodno and Bob Harri. Kari, Registrar's office administrative assistant-systems and records, has been employed at Luther for 39 years. Bob, director of campus safety and security, has been employed at Luther for nine years. The purpose of the staff excellence award is to recognize exemplary performance by staff members who consistently excel in their positions and demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to the mission and values of Luther College. A secondary purpose is to enable members of the staff to more fully experience the educational mission the college provides its students.

ITS tip of the month: workstation locking

ITS recommends employees lock workstations whenever leaving the work area, even if only for a couple of minutes. Just turning off the monitor when leaving the work area, is NOT secure. The short time it takes to lock the workstation is well worth it. For details on locking workstations, see www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips/ or call the Technology Help Desk at 387-1000.

New Paideia class for 2019-20

Faculty interested in teaching a new Paideia 450 course in 2019-20 should submit a proposal for review by the Paideia Governing Board by Monday, Oct. 22. Proposal forms for on-campus or study away courses can be found at www.luther.edu/paideia/forms/ethical-choices or www.luther.edu/paideia/forms/studyaway.

Sign up for fall wellness classes

Sign up today for the next seven-week session of fall classes of wellness-subsidized employee yoga, Zumba and Tai Chi. Details and the registration form are available on the online fitness class site. Classes are open to current employees and their spouses. Email, <wellness>, with questions.

HR news

Open enrollment meetings
Annual open enrollment meetings will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Olin 102 and 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the CFL Recital Hall. Watch campus mail for packets with the open enrollment booklets and an informational letter.

Register for Teladoc
Skip the cost of the emergency room or urgent care by using Teladoc. It costs less to feel better. The cost is $45 for a Teladoc General Medical visit. For the $750 preferred provider organization health plan, there is no out-of-pocket expense because it is a "routine office visit." For the high deductible health plan, there's a $45 cost, and it is applied to the out-of-pocket maximum (OOP). People who have met the OOP pay nothing. Teladoc doctors can diagnose and treat many non-emergency medical conditions. They can call prescriptions to a preferred pharmacy. Connect online at Teladoc.com, Facebook.com/Teladoc, by Mobile app Teladoc.com/mobile, or by telephone at 1-800-Teladoc.

Luther College Sustainability presents Land Care Outreach

Luther College sustainability invites the Decorah community to a series of hikes and walks in the natural areas of the Luther campus. The excursions, part of Luther's new Land Care Outreach program, are open to the public with no charge for admission. The community hikes take place on Friday afternoons from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Fridays, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, and Nov. 9. Each hike will take place in a different landscape of the Luther community; Oct. 19 in Lionberger, Oct. 26 at Hickory Ridge Woods and Nov. 9 in Roslien Woodlands.

Alumni art exhibit now open

An art exhibit featuring works by 15 Luther art alumni will be on display through Nov. 1 in the Union Gallery of the Dahl Centennial Union. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission. This year's alumni exhibition features works created by artists who have pieces currently in the Luther College Fine Arts Collection and also are celebrating reunions at this year's homecoming, including Director of Visual Media Aaron Lurth.

Harvest Festival Oct. 27

The Center for Sustainable Communities is hosting a Harvest Festival 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, for all Luther students, faculty, staff and alumni. Join sustainability staff in the courtyard outside of Valders for pumpkin carving, yoga, apple cider and a celebration of sustainability at Luther.

Davis Projects for Peace

Luther has been invited to participate in the summer 2019 Davis Projects for Peace. Since 2007, Luther students have carried out summer peace projects in 16 different countries around the world. Luther students, working alone or in groups, interested in designing and implementing their own grassroots projects for peace are encouraged to submit proposals of three pages or less by Jan. 14, 2019. Each project selected receives $10,000 in funding. For additional details and to receive application information, contact Jon Lund, <lundjon>.

'Mentoring Students of Color' webinar Oct. 30

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the webinar "Mentoring Students of Color: Building Relationships that Foster Cross-Cultural Understanding, Trust and Accountability to Their Success," at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Mott Room. The webinar will last approximately 90 minutes; feel free to bring food/drink.The webinar is being sponsored by the Luther College Council for Equity and Inclusion. Contact Kris, <frankr03>, with questions.

'Connect More Thrive More': Forgiving and living with Loren Toussaint

Because relationships are incredibly important to well-being, the Wellness Program's 2018 theme is "Connect More, Thrive More." Connecting is at the heart of building relationships at home, at work and in the community. Register to join Wellness at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Nobel for a lunch-and-learn conversation on "Forgiving and Living" with Luther's Loren Toussaint.

Get recertified in mental health first aid

Certified in mental health first aid and wondering about recertification? Certification is good for three years from the date the course was completed. Take a full eight-hour course again when offered to get re-certified or complete on online re-certification for $29.95, which takes about 90 minutes. The online recertification can be accessed at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/re-certification/. Contact <counseling> with questions.

Mental health first aid training Dec. 10

Want to be certified in mental health first aid? A limited number of openings exist for staff members to participate in adult mental health first aid 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, with a one-hour lunch on your own in Mott Room. MHFA teaches how to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Training is free for a three-year certification. Register here. Contact Bobbi-Jo, <molobo01>, with any questions.

Luther Serves is Oct. 20

Luther College Student Congregation volunteers will participate in the annual fall Luther Serves event Saturday, Oct. 20. Volunteers will work in morning shifts between 9:30 a.m. and noon and afternoon shifts from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Volunteers assist Decorah residents with yard work, light housework and other fall chores. The day's work schedule gives priority to Decorah residents who are elderly or disabled, but any resident in need of help may request volunteers.

United Way update

Every little bit helps. Just $20 will help area boy scouts and girl scouts by providing programs to build character and confidence. These children are the future of the community. Donations can be designated to be given to one or multiple partner agencies. This week's drawing winners are Arleen Orvis and Bob Harri. They each win four Not Quite Free lunches donated by Amundson Wellness. Congratulations!


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. 17: Gereon Kopf
Friday, Oct. 19: David Faldet, music: Norsemen
Monday, Oct. 22: John Jefferson

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Oct. 17: Women's soccer vs. Coe 5 p.m.; men's soccer vs. Coe 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19: Women's cross country vs. UW-La Crosse 4:30 p.m.; men's cross country vs. UW-La Crosse 5 p.m.

Events this week

Thursday, Oct. 18: Preview Day, all day, Luther campus; Film Screening: "Agents of Change," 6 p.m., Valders 206; Faculty Artiest Series: Peter Lingen, guitar, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music
Friday, Oct. 19: Preview Day, all day, Luther campus; Land Care Program Hike, 4:30 p.m., Sampson-Hoffland first floor study lounge; Center Stage Series: "Frankenstein," 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Saturday, Oct. 20: NEDA walk, 10 a.m., swimming pool parking lot; Theatre Performance, "After Dark," SPIN's Musical Theatre Cabaret, 8 p.m., CFA atrium

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 things like grief and loneliness through programs. Director Karla O'Connell talks at the next Luther College Woman's Club meeting at 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.

FAS: Peter Lingen Oct. 18

Peter Lingen will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Noble Recital Hall. Lingen's performance repertoire includes works by Paul Fetler, William Walton and Domenico Scarlatti. Lingen composes, arranges and performs music of his own in addition to teaching guitar and lute at Luther.

'Agents of Change' screening Oct. 18

In 1968, a group of students led the longest campus strike in the United States history in search of equality and social justice for the African American community. Today this event is seen as a starting point for the establishment of ethnic studies and social equality. Through the stories of the young men and women who lead the battle for a more relevant and meaningful education for African American students, "Agents of Change" is a film that examines the untold story of the racial conditions found on college campuses. A screening of the documentary is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Valders Room 206.

Preview days Oct. 18-19

Luther Admissions will host preview days Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18 and 19. This visit provides prospective students with an introduction to Luther. Registration is available at https://tinyurl.com/ybze8ql9. Each day includes a campus tour, student activities fair, an academic department visit, a financial aid session, a current student Q & A, and lunch in the cafeteria.

CSS: 'Frankenstein' Oct. 19

Aquila Theatre brings "Frankenstein" back to life in their performance of the Mary Shelley classic. They tell the story of the scientist, his creation and the question of the nature of innovation as they continue the Luther College 2018-19 Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.

Luther College presents NEDA Walk Oct. 20

Luther invites the Decorah community to their first ever National Eating Disorder Association, Walk event. Money raised at the event funds education about eating disorders, prevention and support, as well as advocacy and research initiatives. Check-in for the walk begins at 9:30 a.m., with opening ceremony to follow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the parking lot by the local pool.

'After Dark' presented Oct. 20

Luther's SPIN Theater presents their musical Theatre Cabaret "After Dark," as they explore what happens when the sun goes down. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Center for the Arts atrium. SPIN's production is open to the public with no charge for admission. SPIN Theatre Company will also sell "Spooky" treats at their performance.

Student recitals

Oct. 20
Junior Jackson Churchill will perform a trombone recital at 2 p.m.

Oct. 21
Junior Briana McGrane will present a bassoon recital at noon.
Senior Christopher Lange-Pearson will present a trombone recital at 2 p.m.
Senior John Kuntz will present a composition recital at 4 p.m.
Junior Kendra Peterson will present a clarinet recital at 7 p.m.
Junior Erin Haefner will present a flute 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.

Free screening of 'The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science' Oct. 21

Ken Burns' film, "The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science," will be screened in Olin 102 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Blending historical narrative with contemporary patient stories, the two-hour film is a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare for 150 years—and what that can teach us about facing the challenges of patient care today. Introduction by Luther Regent Chris Gade, chair, department of public affairs at Mayo Clinic and Eric Olson from KSMQ Public Television. The event is sponsored by a collaboration between Campus Programming and KSMQ TV.

Strengths student success workshop Oct. 23

Next week's student success workshop, sponsored by Luther's office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and the Catalyze Program, is a Strengths Workshop, held 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Mott/Borlaug. Pizza and refreshments provided. Contact Kimberly Nye, <nyeki01> or 387-1001, for more information. For assistance with accommodations, contact Sally Mallam, <mallamsa> or 387-1270.

'The Coddling of the American Mind' Oct. 23

How can we best prepare Luther students to face the difficult issues that confront society? What beliefs and practices should they develop in order to grapple with diverse viewpoints? Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and best-selling author, will offer his thought-provoking take on these questions at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the CFL Main Hall, for the Farwell Distinguished Lecture.

Alumna Maggie (Steinberg) Hagen to lecture Oct. 25 

Through her senior project, Luther alumna Maggie (Steinberg) Hagen examined Luther's history during key racialized moments in American history. That research led Hagen to delve further into the archives to understand the tensions she felt in her community during current historical moments. Hagen will lead a discussion, "'Here We Stand:' Reflections on Luther's Racial History and Legacy," on Luther College's history and her experiences on campus during a public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the CFL.

'Life Sciences to Public Health – My Journey as a Researcher in Nepal' Oct. 25

Sameer Dixit '94, will speak about his extensive career in public health in Nepal at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Valders 206. Dixit will discuss the challenges of creating a public health system in a developing country. He will also explain how he manages his numerous vocations in both the medical field and the entertainment industry.

Haunted Lab with spooky science Oct. 26-27

The physics and chemistry departments invite community members to experience optical illusions and laser displays, make rockets and enjoy the mystifying side of science during a Haunted Lab from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The Haunted Lab is held in Valders on the lower level of the east wing. Park in the lot east of Preus Library and use the southeast entrance on the lowest level of Valders. For more information, contact Erin, 387-1632 or <flater01>.

Alumnus Peter Hoesing to present Phi Beta Kappa Symposium Oct. 27

Peter Hoesing '03, will present the Phi Beta Kappa Symposium on the Liberal Arts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the CFL Recital Hall. Hoesing will present "Multiculturalism and its Malcontents," reflecting on the work of seeking mutual understanding. 


Welcome new employees

Susan Amunrud started her position as alumni records assistant Sept. 24. Her office is Loyalty 105, telephone 387-1861.

Alexandra Filipovich started as the costume shop supervisor Sept. 24. Her office is CFA 114, telephone 387-1113.

Lance Matter started as a safety and security officer Sept. 24. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 129, telephone 387-2972.

New title

Kayla Scholl started her new position as director of music marketing and Dorian programs Oct. 1.

Celebrations this week

Oct. 16: Rebecca Shaffer
Oct. 17: Corey Landstrom
Oct. 18: Matt Caquelin
Oct. 19: Brandon Samuelson, Trisha Soiney
Oct. 20: Robert Anderson
Oct. 21: Kathy Ferrie, Missy Flack, Dawn Reding

Sept. 20: Terry Ollendieck, 15 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.


Dean Vesperman, and his wife, Crystal, added one more honorary member to the education department. Adalia Marie was born Sept. 29, and the whole department is looking forward to spoiling this new baby.

Position opening

Full-time custodian: Looking for a full-time, second-shift custodian. Responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned building and public area. Hours will generally be 2-10 p.m. Monday through Friday. High school diploma or equivalent preferred. 

Full-time program coordinator: The music marketing team is looking for a full-time program coordinator to plan, coordinate and promote a variety of Luther music tours, festivals and special events. Responsibilities include planning, marketing and leading one or two ensemble tours each year; managing an annual Dorian Festival; serving as the operations manager for Christmas at Luther, managing music marketing websites and social media platforms; and coordinating marketing and planning projects with the director and associate director of music marketing. A four-year college degree is required.

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


Todd Green was the keynote speaker and guest of honor for Islamic Day in Ohio in Springfield, Ohio, Oct. 13. He gave an invited lecture at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, Oct. 15. Both lectures focused on themes from his recently published book, "Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism."

Uncovering layers of ancient history, Alex Aakre '19, spent four weeks of his summer assisting in the excavation of a shipping complex in the Western port of Corinth, Kenchreai, Greece. The majority of day-to-day work in the excavation at Kenchreai involved cleaning and processing the dig site by scrubbing, weighing and counting pot sherds.

Betel Bedada '19, traveled to Coralville, Iowa, to intern for the company GEICO over the summer. This internship allowed Bedada to develop business leadership skills and gain insight about the way that GEICO runs as a company. Throughout Bedada's internship, they worked on assigned projects to present to the managers and supervisors of the company.

Lindelwa Gama '19, spent her summer interning at Swaziland Tourism Authority in Mbabane Hhohho, Swaziland, where she was responsible for providing information on local resources and facilities, and promoting tourism in order to attract visitors into the country and market tourism products, services and facilities.


For rent: Meticulously cared for split level home on .47 acres for rent. Two-car garage, four-bedrooms, three-bathrooms. Appliances included, fireplace in family room. Deck in rear, overlooking farm land. Fantastic location close to Luther and local schools. Contact Wendy, 277-1252, for more details.

For rent: Two-bedroom apartment close to Luther. $625/month, available immediately. No smoking/no pets. Contact Michael or Leslie, 382-6527 or <smitmi01>, with inquiries.

For rent: Two four-bedroom apartments close to Luther. Available immediately. No smoking/no pets. Rent for one of the apartments is $650/month; the other is $800/month. Contact Michael or Leslie, 382-6527 or <smitmi01>, with inquiries.

For sale: 2002 Accura TLS. $1,950 OBO. Pearl white with tan leather interior. Great car with good tires. 252,000 miles. Call Marcia, 419-2918, for pictures and details.

For sale: Techline bedroom furniture. Quality laminate bedroom furniture, antique white, in good condition. Twin trundle bed $125; two-drawer night stand $40; desk with two electric cord openings (5'x29"x30") $75; book case with four shelves $40; storage unit/headboard for twin bed, angled front $30; storage unite with two drawers, one drawer needs new glides $30; all six pieces for $300. Contact Jeff, <lescje01>, with inquiries. 

For sale: Oak table with three leaves. $70. Contact Deborah, <norlandd>, with inquiries.

Wanted: Looking to borrow/rent/buy an infant swing, rock-n-play and infant car seat. Contact Jon, <ailajo01>, with options.


And finally...

National Pumpkin Cheesecake day is Sunday, Oct. 21. In honor of fall and all things pumpkin, here are a few recipes to some pumpkin-flavored treats: