Tuesday, Oct. 30

TUESDAY 10/30/2018

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Message from President Carlson

Last night President Carlson sent a message to the campus community regarding the national violence that occurred over the weekend. If you did not receive the message, please email <julie>.

Please remember there are two opportunities to gather to share, to mourn and to witness with the community:

Tuesday, Oct. 30
6-8 p.m. Join Interfaith in Action in Marty’s for their Tuesday night dialogue dinner as they discuss plans for a community vigil later this week.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
10:30-10:50 a.m. Reformation Interfaith Prayer during chapel service in CFL

If you need support, please know that people in the following departments are prepared to support you - College Ministries, 387-1040; Counseling Service, 387-1375; Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success, 387-1014; and the Student Life Office, 387-1020.

Many thanks to making Homecoming 2018 a success

A big thank you to every single one of our campus community members who helped with Homecoming Weekend 2018! Despite the many challenges encountered with having it at the end of October, the weekend was a success. We are grateful to all who assisted in any way to make Homecoming a great experience for our alumni and friends. Your efforts to welcome everyone back to campus are deeply appreciated.

-The Alumni and Development Office

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


Distinguished Service Award nominees sought

The Honorary Degrees Committee seeks Distinguished Service Award nominations for 2019 and beyond. Any Luther faculty, staff or emeriti can recommend a name for consideration. Department heads are encouraged to discuss nominees within departments. Nominations should be accompanied by as much documentation as is available and sent to the Office of the President, Attention: Sally Ming, or via email to <mingsa01>.

Distinguished Service Awards are given each fall at Homecoming. Alumni who are selected generally receive the award during an anniversary year of their graduation. For the fall of 2019, the committee seeks nominees from classes ending in "9" or "4" who graduated at least 20 years ago. Luther's online alumni directory can be a useful tool. Use the advanced search feature to sort by class year and major.

Distinguished Service Award criteria:

  1. Meritorious service in one's profession, society, church or community
  2. Loyalty and service to Luther College
  3. Fidelity to the ideals of Luther College
  4. Timeliness of the award (during their reunion year)

Please think ahead as much as five years as nominees might be especially appropriate for an upcoming campus event, the anniversary of a campus program or some other significant occasion. Thanks for helping identify deserving candidates for recognition.

Spirit of Luther Award presented to Fields

As part of the Homecoming 2018 festivities, Gregory and Victoria Fields received the Spirit of Luther Award at the Alumni Dinner. The Fields of South Holland, Illinois, have been enthusiastic supporters of Luther College in the Chicagoland area for decades. Greg is an alumnus of the class of 1977 and a regent emeritus, having served on the Luther College Board of Regents from 2005 to 2017.

Alumni Gulsvig, Guzman honored

Luther alumni Paul Gulsvig and Juan Tony Guzmán were presented with awards during the Homecoming concert Oct. 28. Paul Gulsvig of St. Paul, Minnesota, and a 1973 graduate of Luther, is the recipient of the 2018 Weston Noble Award. Juan Tony Guzmán, Luther College class of 1990 and current professor of music, is the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Carlo A. Sperati award.

Help fight the flu

Health Service is offering another opportunity to receive the flu vaccine 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Union Williams Lounge. Students may charge their account and staff/faculty can pay at the time of service and submit to insurance for reimbursement. Cost is $25.

Worship leader workshops

Sunday morning worship leaders gain hands-on ministry and leadership experience in many areas; College Ministries will explore three of those areas in more depth after worship 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 4. Participants are invited to learn about reading and stage presence with Sue Blair, chanting with Greg Peterson and prayer-writing with Pastor Annie. After the workshops, participants are invited to enjoy a free brunch at the Peace Dining Room. To sign up for the workshops and brunch, click here.

'Lie To Me' exhibit opens Nov. 5

Ben Moore's art show "Lie To Me" will be on display from Nov. 5 to Jan. 24 at the Wigley Fleming Art Gallery. Moore's current work explores the sublime, with a goal of depicting  a place so supernatural that it transports the viewer away from Earth while their feet never leave the ground.

Sign up for Nov. 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, Nov. 13, blood screenings with Mayo Health Systems here on campus by contacting Wellness, <wellness>.

Not Quite Free Lunch Nov. 13

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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 will be printed in the Nov. 6 Tuesday.  Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Submissions for All Saints Chapel

All Saints Chapel is 10:30-10:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 10:30-10:50 a.m. 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 were 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 to be included in the All Saints Chapel bulletin, 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 are asked to 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 kicked off homecoming weekend festivities by being bestowed with the Luther Distinguished Service Award by Luther President Paula Carlson. The alumni were honored during the college's annual Homecoming Alumni Dinner Friday, Oct. 26.

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. 

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

Spooky Halloween sales event
Stop in the Book Shop from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, for 25 perfect off all hoodies and all clearance items in the store. This spooky event is only for one day so take advantage before its too late!

Signed books available
Missed Jonathan Haidt's book signing? The Book Shop still has a few signed copies and books left from the event. 

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.

HR news

Submitting a claim
When submitting claim forms to UMR, please remember to:

  • Print information clearly
  • A separate claim form is necessary for each person and each claim. Example: do not submit claim for a flu shot and a blood panel on the same form
  • When submitting copy of a wellness lab testing, make sure the appropriate blood panel is "marked" with a "dark X." It is hard for UMR to see where the check-mark is once the form is scanned and emailed to them.

Please contact HR, <hr>, with questions.

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.


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. 31: Mike Blair
Friday, Nov. 2: All Saints Day Chapel
Monday, Nov. 5: Chris Dahl, director of Riverside Bible Camp

Home sporting events

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Volleyball vs. Loras (first round ARC tournament) 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Men's soccer vs. Wartburg (ARC tournament semifinals) 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2: Women's cross country hosts Saga Cup 4:15 p.m.; men's cross country hosts Saga Cup 5 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 30: School Performance, "Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories," 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Theatre Performance, "The War of the Worlds," 9 p.m., Marty's
Friday, Nov. 2: Land Care Program Hike, 4:30 p.m., Sampson-Hoffland Hall first floor
Saturday, Nov. 3: Center Stage Series: The Blind Boys of Alabama, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, Nov. 4: Jazz Orchestra Concert, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

'Dragons Love Tacos' Oct. 30

When a young boy plans to throw a party for dragons, he is sure of one fact: dragons love tacos. While energizing audiences with a silly storyline and teaching children about the importance of hospitality, Theatreworks USA presents "Dragons Love Tacos" at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets are $2, and available at the Ticket Office while supplies last.

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 Brandt Hall lounge, cookie decorating in Ylvisaker lounge and games in Olson Hall lounge.

'War of the Worlds' presented Oct. 31

Luther's visual and performing arts department is presenting a live radio show performance of Howard Koch's radio script "The War of the Worlds" at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Marty's. The performance will also be broadcast on Luther's radio station KWLC at 1240AM.

'Issues of Color' Nov. 2

How do people of different races interact? What does that say about human social and cultural constructs? Jane Hawley attempts to investigate those questions and dive into the human condition through an embodied dialogue performance, "Issues of Color: It's More than Black and White," at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in Studio One in the Center for the Arts.

Family Concert Nov. 3

Children of all ages are invited to the Luther College Future Music Educators Association's second annual Family Concert. The concert is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music Orchestra Room on the Luther campus. The family concert is based on the Caldecott Honor book "Zin Zin A Violin," by Lloyd Moss.

Student recitals

Nov. 3
Senior Chelsey Schmeling will perform a trumpet recital at noon.
Senior Sarah Smallfield and junior Noah Reisdorff will present a vocal and tuba recital at 2 p.m.
Senior Peter Mathistad will present a saxophone recital at 4 p.m.
Senior Brenna Sherman will present a flute/voice recital at 6 p.m.

Nov. 4
Seniors Lauren Eakes and Riley Peters will perform a voice recital at noon
Junior Libby Fischer and senior Emily Youel will present a voice recital at 2 p.m.
Juniors Evelyn Galstad and Jacob Schmidt will perform a voice 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.

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.

'Here's My Story' mental health panel Nov. 7

Seeking to foster a climate of dialogue and support, Luther will present the panel "Here's My Story: Experiences with Mental Health" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Valders 206. Panelists Professor Emeritus Paul Gardner, Associate Professor of Nursing Jayme Nelson and student Madeleine Ross '20, will share stories of their own journeys involving mental health.

'Crazy Rich Asians' presented Nov. 9

SAC Cinema presents "Crazy Rich Asians," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Valders 206."Crazy Rich Asians" tells the story of New York native Rachel Chu travling to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. The romantic comedy is based off the global bestseller by Kevin Kwan. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, with free popcorn while supplies last.

Talk Show Night Nov. 10

The first ever KWLC Talk Show Night is 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Marty's. Hear KWLC's best talk shows perform live on stage. Open to the public with no charge for admission, the event includes free food and drink as well as fun games and prizes with special guest performances by Luther College acapella groups.


Celebrations this week

Oct. 31: Steve Busta, Tracy Elsbernd, Joni Rollinger
Nov. 1: Mike Blair, Don Jones, Megan Buckingham
Nov. 2: David Njus, Penelope Sherman
Nov. 3: Kevin Werges, Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Peter Hart
Nov. 4: Emily Mineart, Lucy Crawford, Doug Craft, Maggie Britton

Nov. 1: Candace Ode, 30 years

Thank you

I would like to thank everyone for coming to my retirement party and to those who made each day in October a special day. I have enjoyed being a part of the Luther community for the past 35 years. -Judy Boese

Position opening

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


Martin Klammer's book "Out, Out, Brief Candle!: Macbeth Comes to Africa's Children of Fire," has been published by Wipf & Stock in print and Kindle editions. The book tells of Klammer's volunteer work helping child burn survivors in Johannesburg, South Africa, develop their personal writing and perform Macbeth.

On the coast of Israel in a city rooted in history, Robert Muller '20, worked as a junior staff member with the Caesarea Ancient Harbor Excavation Project. As he partook in educational opportunities, Muller participated first-hand in a major archaeological excavation. He dug and sifted through the remains of Caesarea Maritima while he used radar mapping and analyzed pottery.

Chase Gilson '19, spent his summer interning at Hormel Foods Corp. in Austin, Minnesota, where he worked on several projects related to brand recognition, product development and process documentation.

Emma Schlabach '19, spent her summer as a Donor Relations Intern at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where she worked in the development department to assist with donor benefits, execute events and help with annual fund efforts. Schlabach had many responsibilities at her internship, including assisting with donor benefits and executive events, and helping to raise annual funds.

John Kuntz '19, believes that there is an importance in telling stories and sharing experiences. In his research, he has been able to reinvent the story of "The Little Match Seller" from H. C. Anderson's short story, to his own, with the collaboration of some fellow students. He spent his summer at Luther College creating the musical "Matchgirl."

Sarah Eachus '20, traveled to Hillside, Colorado, to intern at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, where she served as a counselor with children ages 6-18. She was involved in planning, executing and supervising different activities, as well as traveling to different churches around the Rocky Mountain Synod to work with elementary age children in both large and small group settings.

Evan Lobdell '20, spent his summer interning at the Sterling Schools Foundation, in his hometown of Sterling, Illinois, where he wrote articles and conducted research for "The Blue and Gold," an alumni magazine for the school. He worked with fellow interns to brainstorm and create articles as well as interview alumni and write some articles of his own.

Practicing programming and communication skills, Rafael Lopes Broseghini '19, spent his summer working at Colony Brands in Monroe, Wisconsin. Working within Colony Brands' internet department, Broseghini utilized Agile methodologies which respond to the unpredictability of constructing software and the Scrum framework to transition Colony Brands' data infrastructure from the Open Commerce Platform to the Salesforce Commerce Cloud.

Examining sleep study records and sleep behavior disorders, James Conway '19, spent the summer working at the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Working alongside Erik St. Louis, M.D. and fellow Luther students Jack Jagielski and Emma Veum, Conway spent the majority of his time analyzing polysomnograms, sleep study records and working with a team to quantify cases of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Without Atonia, a feature of sleep behavior disorders.


Wanted: A cat/house sitter for the month of January. Home is two blocks south of campus. Contact Dennis and Carol, (641) 220-4562 or <tackde01>.

New Minowa Players: New Minowa Players and show director Andrew Last are presenting "Ordinary Days" by Adam Gwon. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, the show celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home. "Ordinary Days" is presented as a dinner theatre at Winneshiek Wildberry Winery Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 1-4. The Nov. 1-3 shows include dinner served buffet style beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7:30 p.m. The Nov. 4 buffet begins at noon, with the show at 2 p.m. Dinner theatre tickets are $35 and theatre-only tickets are $20. Both are available at Oneota Community Food Co-op and online at newminowaplayers.org. Menu details are also available at newminowaplayers.org.


And finally...

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. For information about how to vote, polling locations and a list of the candidates, visit the Winneshiek County Auditor's Office