Tuesday, Oct. 23

TUESDAY 10/23/2018

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Campus closing early Wednesday, Nov. 21

We are pleased to announce that offices can close early and staff are permitted to leave work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21. Most non-exempt employees scheduled to work eight hours on Wednesday will work six hours and receive two hours of additional pay. Those employees who will have already worked their shift by 3 p.m. or those who must work their full shift because of the nature of their position will be given the option of taking two hours of paid time-off on a different day. If there are any questions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Human Resources.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

-President Carlson and the Cabinet

Details for a satellite absentee voting station

Luther is hosting a satellite absentee voting station for the Nov. 6 general election 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Dahl Centennial Union. Ballots will be available for Precincts Five and Six only. This includes Decorah Wards Four and Five; Decorah Township in Supervisor District Three; and Canoe Township. Voter registration forms will be available for new registrations in the county. Changes in the registration records of people who are currently registered within the county may also be made.


Submissions for All Saints Chapel

All Saints Chapel is 10:30-10:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 10:30-10:50 in the CFL. The annual All Saints Chapel is an opportunity to gather as a community to celebrate the joy of new life and grieve the loss of loved ones. Name(s) of immediate family/household members who are born or adopted in the past year and those who have passed away since Nov. 1, 2017, are included. Send names to College Ministries office so to be included in the All Saints Chapel bulletin. Send names or questions via email to <ministry> or by phone 387-1040.

Staff Day 2018

The Staff Meeting Planning Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make Staff Day 2018 such a success! Please fill out this survey to help us plan next year's Staff Day event. Even those who did not participate in Staff Day 2018 should fill out the form. Thanks.

Points of Connection: faculty and staff FAC picks

The Luther College Fine Arts Collection is interested in having faculty and staff input from various departments to help create a diverse exhibition of Luther College art work that will be displayed in Dahl Centennial Union. The aim is to have Luther community members choose a work of art they have a personal or professional connection with. Luther College's Art Collection is OUR art collection that can serve as a supplemental means to deepen student learning outside of the classroom. Picks will come directly from Luther's Fine Art Collection, which can be accessed here. Send the title of your chosen work and a brief explanation, 120-200 words, as to why you chose it and what students, community members and others might gain from their engagement with the piece to Kate Elliott, <ellika03>, by Friday, Nov. 16. 

Distinguished Service Award winners announced

Eight Luther College alumni will kick off homecoming weekend festivities with being bestowed the Luther Distinguished Service Awards by Luther President Paula Carlson. The alumni will be honored during the college's annual Homecoming Alumni Dinner, 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Peace Dining Room.

Reminder of changes

For those who missed Dean Scott's email to the community at the beginning of the semester, this is a reminder that the Diversity Center is now the Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success. The correct acronym is CIES. A single "S" is used because student success is one idea/concept. The Diversity Council is now the Council for Equity and Inclusion. Both were renamed to better reflect their new roles and responsibilities.

Get $50 Dining Dollars for $40

Get $50 Dining Dollars for only $40! Go to www.luther.edu/dining/student/meal-plans/dining-dollars/ and fill out the form. Act quickly–this offer is only good through Sunday, Oct. 28.   

Luther College Community Music School now enrolling second session

Luther music education students are serving as instructors at the Luther College Community Music School, open to anyone in the Decorah area. Session II classes begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago Street Decorah, Iowa, and run through Dec. 5. Tuition is $30 for the six-week session. Options for classes include beginner ukulele, intermediate ukulele, drumming circle and barred instrument band for grades 3-8 and rock band and songwriting class for students in grades 5-8.

Connect More Thrive More: A wellness story with Lori Ostlie

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 the group at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Nobel for a lunch-and-learn conversation on "A Wellness Story: It's Never too Late to Change your Health Goals" with Luther's Lori Ostlie. Lunch is provided by Wellness for those who register by Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Christmas Cheer volunteers needed

SAC Service is looking for help in spreading some Christmas Cheer. Sign up to sponsor a family with an organization, department or even individually. Forms are due by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the SAC office. Email <sacservice>, or stop by the SAC office for more information.

Safe Zone training offered

Safe Zone training is offered at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30; Thursday, Nov. 8; and Tuesday, Nov. 20. Training lasts two hours. 

Book Shop news

Book signing Tuesday, Oct. 23
Jonathan Haidt's Farwell Distinguished Lecture is 7 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall, and the book signing will follow the lecture in the CFL Lobby. "Coddling of the American Mind" will be sold at the event and copies are in stock in the Book Shop.

Homecoming book signing lineup
Saturday, Oct. 27

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: John Rollefson '68; Carol Hoeg '63
  • 1-3 p.m.: Jen (Weier) Gipp '04 and Barrett Gipp '02; Robert Felde '72
  • 3-5 p.m.: Amy Weldon, associate professor of English; Jerry Johnson, retired Luther staff

Holiday cards in stock
Stop in for Halloween cards, boss' day cards, Sweetest Day cards and Thanksgiving cards for those special people in your life.

Advent calendars
There is a limited supply of Advent calendars in stock. Head to the Christmas aisle to find them. Happy early holidays from the Book Shop!

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.

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

MagellanRx manages prescriptions for employees on Luther's UMR health care plan. Access an online tool that allows participants to "shop" for the best prescription prices, see claims and service dates, prices paid and claim status. To enroll, go to MagellanRx and create a user name and password as directed. The "member ID" is your member ID on your UMR health card. The other pieces of required information are also on the UMR health card. Call Marsha Wenthold, HR, 387-1415, with questions.

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.

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. 26, and Nov. 9. Each hike will take place in a different landscape of the Luther community; 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 is on display through Nov. 1 in the Union Gallery. 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 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.


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. 24: Jayme Nelson
Friday, Oct. 26: Homecoming chapel: Kris Stach '88
Monday, Oct. 29: Liz Rog, Music that Makes Community

Home sporting events

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Women's soccer vs. Dubuque 5 p.m.; volleyball vs. Coe 7:30 p.m.; men's soccer vs. Dubuque 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25: Volleyball vs. Cornell 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27: Women's and men's swimming vs. Gustavus Adolphus noon; football vs. Simpson 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 23: Farwell Distinguished Lecture: Jonathan Haidt "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure," 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Thursday, Oct. 25: Religion Forum: Maggie (Steinberg) Hagen '15, "'Here We Stand'-Reflections on Luther College's Racial History and Legacy," 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall; Life Sciences to Public Health: My Journey as a Researcher in Nepal," Sameer Dixit, 8 p.m., Olin 102

Friday, Oct. 26: Creative Arts Visit Day, 9 a.m., Luther campus; Diversity Center Student Reception, 4 p.m., Norby House; Land Care Program Hike, 4:30 p.m., Sampson-Hoffland Hall; 

Saturday, Oct. 27: Sustainability Harvest Festival, 11:30 a.m., Valders Terrace

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 25-28: For the more up-to-date list of Homecoming events, visit luther.edu/homecoming/schedule.

Strengths student success workshop Oct. 23

This 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.

Pack the gym pink Oct. 23

Pack the gym in pink for breast cancer awareness night for the home volleyball game at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The team is honoring junior Alex Jendersee's aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Prior to the varsity game, the first 50 fans will be given free pink T-shirts, beginning at 7 p.m.

'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.

Open Mic Night Oct. 24

Open Mic Night is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Marty's. There will be a variety of performances by Luther students, and drawings for door prizes for all in attendance will be done throughout the evening. Enjoy commentary between acts by the Luther comedy improv group Top Banana. Join SAC Homecoming at Open Mic Night to celebrate homecoming week!

Celebrate Homecoming Oct. 25-28

Luther celebrates Homecoming 2018 Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 25-28, bringing more than 5,000 friends and alumni back to campus to partake in class reunions, sporting events, musical concerts and more. For the full Homecoming schedule, go to https://www.luther.edu/homecoming/schedule/.

Luther Black Student Union commemorates 50 years

Luther will celebrate the establishment of the Black Student Union throughout the 2018-19 academic year, with the kickoff during homecoming weekend, and a closing alumni program April 26-28, 2019.

Alumna Maggie (Steinberg) Hagen to lecture Oct. 25 

Maggie (Steinberg) Hagen '15, will lead a discussion called "'Here We Stand:' Reflections on Luther's Racial History and Legacy," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the CFL Recital Hall. Through her senior project, she examined Luther's history during key racialized moments in American history which led her to delve further and to understand the tensions she felt in her community during current historical moments. It's a part of Luther's year-long commemoration of the founding of the Black Student Union. Reception will follow this public lecture.

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

Luther College graduate Sameer Dixit will speak about his extensive career in public health in Nepal at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on Luther's campus. Dixit will discuss the challenges of creating a public health system in a developing country in his lecture "Life Sciences to Public Health-My Journey as a Researcher in Nepal."

Jazz Night in Marty's Oct. 26

Join SAC Homecoming and Luther's talented jazz groups for a swinging celebration of homecoming week for Jazz Night 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Marty's. Luther's Jazz Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform, and the dance floor will be open to all.

Haunted Lab open Oct. 26-27

The Luther 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 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.

'Multiculturalism and its Malcontents' PBK lecture

Society has taken a "dark turn" since the turn of the 21st century, embracing globalization of a fear of others, according to ethnomusicologist Peter Hoesing. Hoesing, Luther class of 2003, will discuss this turn in "Multiculturalism and its Malcontents," at the annual Phi Beta Kappa Symposium in the Humanities, part of Luther's Homecoming weekend. The lecture begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the CFL Recital Hall.

Celebrate Homecoming with the parade Oct. 27

The Luther SAC Homecoming Parade begins in downtown Decorah at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The parade starts on Water Street south of Decorah High School and ends at Luther's campus. Various student organizations, athletic teams and residence halls will represent Luther in the parade.

Ironside Distinguished Alumni Lecture Oct. 27

The Ironside Distinguished Alumni Lecture in Nursing will be presented by Kristina (Thomas) Dreifuerst '85, associate professor of nursing at Marquette University and adjunct faculty at Villanova University, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the CFL Recital Hall. Dreifuerst will reflect on the legacy of the Luther nursing department. This lecture is sponsored by the Ironside Distinguished Alumni Lecture in Nursing Endowment Fund, supported by Pam (Magnussen) and Jay Ironside, class of 1981.  Immediately following the lecture, there will be a simulation lab open house until 2 p.m. in Valders Room 245.

International Fashion Show Oct. 27

Luther's International Students and Allies Association presents its annual fashion show to showcase and celebrate the rich culture and diversity of Luther, with fashion from across the globe as well as styles designed by students on campus specifically for the show. The International Fashion Show is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts building. Tickets are available at the show for $3 per person. 

Homecoming concert Oct. 28

Featuring the college's premiere touring ensembles, the Luther Homecoming Concert is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the CFL Main Hall. Performing at the concert are Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Baldwin; Concert Band, under the direction of guest director Jack Stamp and Nordic Choir, conducted by Andrew Last. In addition, four music awards will be presented.

Residence hall trick-or-treating Oct. 31

Luther community members and their friends and families are invited to trick-or-treat 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the first-year residence halls. Participating rooms will be identified by a pumpkin on the door. There will be crafts in the Brandt Hall lounge, cookie decorating in the Ylvisaker lounge and games in the Olson Hall lounge.

CSS: 'The Blind Boys of Alabama' Nov. 3

Praised by NPR as "pioneers," The Blind Boys of Alabama are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the CFL. Tickets are available by calling 387-1357, online at tickets.luther.edu or from the CFL Ticket Office. 

'Heroic Journeys and Queer Hospitality' Nov. 6

The 2018-19 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series "Journeys and Hospitalities" continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the CFL Recital Hall. Jimmy Hoke, visiting assistant professor of religion, will deliver a lecture titled "Heroic Journeys and Queer Hospitality: Odysseys around Paul's letters." The lecture explores how Paul's heroic missionary journey relies on receptions from people of different ethnicities, classes, genders and sexualities. Reception to follow in Qualley Lounge.


Welcome new employees

Jeremy Smith started as custodial staff Oct. 15. His office is at Facilities Services, telephone 387-1145.

Celebrations this week

Oct. 23: Korrine Jackson
Oct. 24: Gwen Strand, Paul Atkins, Anne Blocker, Tara Quass
Oct. 29: Joy Conrad, Scott Hurley, Tina Willger

Oct. 27: Kristin Bjerke, 10 years
Oct. 28: Jamie Gavle, 5 years

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. 

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


Andy Hageman published "Coffee and Pie with Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers" at the online media journal 25YL: Damn Fine TV/Film

Aaron Steffens was awarded the Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award from the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators at its recent conference. This award is the highest award MASFAA bestows on an aid professional whose career demonstrates outstanding achievements to the financial aid profession through service to fellow professionals, students and those other publics served by the professional aid administrator.  

Zakithi Nkosi '19, spent the summer as an intern at Premium Solutions. Working as a promotional product consultant and distributor, Nkosi's internship involved coming up with promotional product ideas for various events and clients.

Assisting in the intensive care unit, Philip Bagnoli '19, spent the summer interning at Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi, India. Interning in an intensive care unit at a small missionary hospital, Bagnoli provided nursing care to patients under staff nurses' supervision. He administered medication, placed IVs, initiated tube feedings, suctioned tracheostomies and more. 


For sale: 2002 Acura 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.


And finally...

In the words of Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz"

There's no place like home

Welcome home, Norse family