Tuesday, Nov. 6

TUESDAY 11/6/2018

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Fall programming meeting Nov. 8

The Lectures and Fine Arts Committee invites program chairs to attend a get-together to share programming ideas for the upcoming year from 9:40-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Nansen Room in the Centennial Union. Beverages and snacks will be served. The meeting is intended to facilitate successful programming and promote collaborations, linked events and shared publicity wherever possible. RSVP to Dean Vesperman, <vespde01>.

TRIO student persistence results

The TRIO Achievement Program is pleased to report a student persistence rate of 90 percent; 166 of 185 Luther students participating in TRIO either graduated or are progressing toward graduation. First-year to second-year persistence for the 2017-18 cohort is 84 percent; 53 of 63. The federally funded TRIO program positions and empowers first-generation and income-eligible students to thrive at Luther through holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes their academic success, personal development and sense of community.

Student worker reminder

As the holiday season approaches, events and organizations often reach out to students to help out or provide music. Please remember, payments to students could impact their work-study award. Before asking the student and before the student works, departments must speak with Student Employment. Those who serve as advisors for student organizations should share this information with that organization.

Calling all Thanksgiving chefs: local food boxes available

The Center for Sustainable Communities is partnering with the Iowa Food Hub to bring Thanksgiving cheer. Simplify meal prep by ordering a box of local vegetables or even a turkey, from the Iowa Food Hub. Boxes will be delivered directly to Luther. Orders are due Monday, Nov. 12. Learn more and sign up here.

Order Thanksgiving baked goods from the Luther Bakery

Let the Luther Bakery make the pies and dinner rolls for your Thanksgiving meal. Place your order at luther.edu/dining/submit/holiday/ by Wednesday, Nov. 14, and pick up by noon Wednesday, Nov. 21, from the Dining Services Office. It's that easy!

Norsecard information

To view on-campus charges, both personal and departmental, go to norsecard.luther.edu. Log in with NorseKey and password. Transaction history for the month or the year is available for your personal account and any departmental accounts you manage. Please contact the ITS Helpdesk, 387-1000 or <helpdesk>, with questions.

Implicit and unconscious bias workshop

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.

iClicker sets available for checkout from Preus Library

Enjoyed using iClickers in faculty meetings? Interested in trying them out or using them for a day in class? Good news -- the library has two sets available for checkout. Each set contains a base station, two blue instructor remotes and 15 white student remotes, and is available for three-day faculty checkout. For questions and access to the iClicker software, contact Holly White, <whitho01> or 387-1790. 

HR news

Enrollment deadline
Open enrollment is the annual opportunity to enroll in or make changes to health and dental plan elections. Employees who plan to remain on the current health and/or dental plan election do not need to do anything. Those who plan to participate in the health and/or dependent care flex plan for 2019 must complete a Flexible Benefit 2019 Enrollment Form. Flex enrollments do not roll forward to the next year. Completed forms are due to the Human Resources office by Friday, Nov. 16. All forms are located here. Please call HR, 387-1134, with questions.

TIAA sessions
TIAA announces individual counseling sessions: 12:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28; 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29; and, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Space is limited. Register online or by calling (800) 732-8353 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions held in Main 30. No matter if just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with Chuck Freeman can help create a plan for long-term financial goals.

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.

New on luther.edu

Learn how students Collin Kern and Keanna Belau paired with the Decorah Public Library on a social impact fellowship project. Also read why professors Brittany Cord, Britt Rhodes and Alexandra White decided to overlap their disciplines for the good of the nonprofit.

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.

'Lie To Me' exhibit now open

Ben Moore's art show "Lie To Me" is on display through 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 includes Greek balsamic veggie wrap, spicy roasted turkey biggie sandwich, garden pasta salad, bacon corn chowder and dessert of the day.  Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Book Shop news

Children's bargain book sale
Stop in the Book Shop Nov. 12-16 for the annual sale of children's books and young adult books ranging from $1-$6. This is a great way to start the holiday shopping season, and future teachers this is a great way to start a library for future students. Come in early for the best selection.

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


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, Nov. 7: Sandhya Purohit Caton
Friday, Nov. 9: Lily Brondyke '17
Monday, Nov. 12: Sarah Adams Kirbery, LIFE in Service representative

Home sporting events

Saturday, Nov. 10: Wrestling hosts Luther Open 9 a.m.; football vs. Coe noon; men's soccer vs. Knox College 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11: Men's soccer hosts second NCAA tournament contest, 5 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Paideia Text and Issues Lecture: James Hoke "Heroic Journeys and Queer Hospitality: Odysseys Around Paul's Letters," 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall; Chamber Ensemble Recital, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 7: "Here's My Story" Mental Health Panel, 7 p.m., Valders 206; Brass Ensembles Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Thursday, Nov. 8: Emeriti Colloquium: John Moeller, "Is it Politics or Baseball?" 3 p.m., Mott Room; Guest Lecture: David Loy, "Transforming Self, Transforming World: Buddhism and Social Justice," 6 p.m., Valders Room 206; Artist Talk: Ben Moore, "Lie to Me," 6:30 p.m., CFA Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery; Jazz Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; SAC Entertainment: Cookies and Karaoke, 9 p.m., Marty's

Friday, Nov. 9: Admitted Student Visit Event, 9 a.m., Luther campus; SAC Cinema: "Crazy Rich Asians," 7:30 p.m., Valders 206; Theatre Performance: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7:30 p.m., CFA Jewel Theatre

Saturday, Nov. 10: Music Audition Day, 9 a.m., CFA; Dorian Keyboard Festival, all day, Luther campus; KWLC Talk Show Night, 6 p.m., Marty's; Theatre Performance: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7:30 p.m., CFA Jewel Theatre

Sunday, Nov. 11: Dorian Keyboard Festival: Piano Master Class, noon, Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; Symphony Orchestra Concert, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

'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.

Chamber ensembles concert Nov. 6

Luther presents a chamber ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Noble Recital Hall. The concert features musicians in the Noble Brass Quintet, the Wooden Miniatures Woodwind Quintet and the Saxophone Quartet.

'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.

'Transforming Self, Transforming World: Buddhism and Social Justice' Nov. 8

Discussing the connection between personal and social transformation, David Loy, professor, writer and teacher of Japanese Sanbo Zen Buddhism, will present his lecture "Transforming Self, Transforming World: Buddhism and Social Justice" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Valders Room 206. The lecture will seek to answer the question: what is the connection between personal and social transformation?

'All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Baseball' Nov. 8

Drawing connections between America's favorite pastime, and morality and culture, Luther Professor Emeritus John Moeller will present an emeriti colloquium lecture at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Mott Room. The event, titled "All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Baseball," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Fall biology colloquium Nov. 8

Brian Hiester, visiting assistant professor of biology, will present "Investigating the cellular role of endosome-mediated membrane trafficking" as part of the fall biology colloquium series at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Valders 206. All members of the Luther community with an interest in living systems are encouraged to attend.

Master class with Kruse-Ruck Nov. 8

Tanya Kruse-Ruck '98, will present a vocal masterclass 9:40-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Noble Recital Hall. An associate professor of voice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she teaches voice to students in the undergraduate and graduate programs who are interested in developing their whole voice, singing opera, art song, pop, music theatre, country and more. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

What is public history lecture Nov. 8

What is public history? It is the work of history in a public forum or in public partnership. But what does a public historian actually do? Professor Anne Lindsay of California State University, Sacramento, discusses her journey in public history, from an undergraduate who was not sure what to do with her history degree, to a historic preservation internship, to graduate school, and beyond at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Koren 217. Lindsay will discuss the exciting projects she has worked on, the work of history in the community and how a public history perspective has changed her life.

Cookies and karaoke Nov. 8

Join SAC Entertainment for cookies and karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. There will be a variety of cookies with some great music! The karaoke night will be in Marty's immediately following the Jazz Band Concert. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Sign-ups at the event.

'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.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' opens Nov. 9

Luther presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a chaotic and comedic representation of what love can be. With fairies interfering in the lives of lovers, the play follows three separate story lines full of mischief, passion and confusion. Performances take place in the Jewel Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, Saturday, Nov. 10, Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16; and at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. The performance is open to the public, and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65+ and youth ages 4-18.

Dorian Keyboard Festival Nov. 10

The Dorian Keyboard Festival is Saturday, Nov. 10, with events lasting all day. About 50 piano and organ students will participate in the festival for the day, which includes solo sessions, honors recitals, masterclasses and a guest artist recital by  Rochelle Sennet. For the full schedule of events, visit here

Luther offers Music Scholarship Audition Day Nov. 10

Luther is hosting a Music Scholarship Audition Day Saturday, Nov. 10. Activities for the day are geared toward high school seniors interested in attending Luther. The day includes opportunities for students to perform a music scholarship audition for Luther's music department.

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.

Models of Dialogue panel Nov. 11

Come learn different ways to engage in dialogues with people from different backgrounds at a Models of Dialogue panel discussion at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in Valders 206. Panelists include Okogyeamon, Krista Holland, Rebecka Green, Guy Nave, Kim Chham and Viola Niyizigama. Michael Engelhardt will serve as moderator.

After the Haidt lecture Nov. 13

As a follow up to Jonathan Haidt's Farwell Distinguished Lecture, Luther professor Storm Bailey will facilitate a discussion aimed at exploring provocative questions raised by Haidt's ideas: Are insensitive comments microaggressions? Does speech have the power to harm? Are there ideas that can't be raised in Luther classrooms? The discussion is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Valders 206. The event is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

NAA luncheon Nov. 14

Luther's Norse Athletic Association invites the Decorah community to "The Upstairs" at TBocks Bar and Grill at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, for the NAA Winter Sports Luncheon. The luncheon features all of the winter sport coaches speaking on their respective seasons to date, and an update on the new and ongoing facilities projects will be given as well. Tickets are $5 and are available contacting Russell Schouweiler, 387-2161 or <schoru01>.

CSS: Lorelei Ensemble Nov. 17

Praised for their "impeccable musicality and pure-voiced precision" by the Boston Globe, the nine-voice Lorelei Ensemble promises progressive and provocative programming at Luther's Center Stage Series at 7:30 Saturday, Nov. 17. Founded and led by Luther alumna Beth Willer, Lorelei's mission is to uplift female singers and reimagine Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu, or via the Ticket Office at 387-1357 or <tickets>.

Student recitals

Nov. 18
Senior Curtis Cook is presenting a trumpet recital at 2 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.


Celebrations this week

Nov. 6: Joe Breitenstein, Mary Teslow, Adam Ptacek, Laura Bouska
Nov. 7: Nancy Gates Madsen, Cindy Bisbey, Ann Pitz
Nov. 8: Mark Faldet, Carol Johnston
Nov. 10: Beth Ray Westlund, Caleb Eubanks
Nov. 11: Kimberly Nye
Nov. 12: Lise Kildegaard, Patty Livingood, Katie Keller


To Scott Carlson and his family on the death of his mother, Elizabeth Carlson, of Rochester, Minnesota, who passed away Oct. 31. Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Position opening

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


Jim Martin-Schramm presented "Lutheran Disaster Response in the Age of Climate Change" at the annual consultation of Lutheran Disaster Response Oct. 30 at the national offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Chicago, Illinois.

Amy Weldon's story "The Serpent," which appeared in The Hopper Issue III, has been nominated by the journal's editors for a Pushcart Prize.

Andy Hageman published a review essay on David Lynch's co-written memoir, "Room to Dream," in The Blue Rose Magazine.

Du Huang served as an adjudicator for the Wisconsin State Senior Piano Performance Competition of Music Teacher National Association.

The Louisville Mandolin Orchestra released a new recording of pieces composed for mandolin orchestra by John Goodin, aptly titled "It's All Goodin." Goodin was able to attend the CD release concert Oct. 29, held at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, and joined the group onstage for the final number. The CD can be streamed and/or purchased at Bandcamp.

John Goodin released a new solo recording titled "Mandolin Tunes 2," which includes 21 tunes chosen from music that he composed and recorded during a 2017 project to write and record a new tune every week. This can also be streamed and/or purchased at Bandcamp, CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and other online services.

Susan Schmidt has published a commentary in Social Work journal, titled "Trauma Inflicting, Not Trauma Informed: The U.S. Federal Government's Double Standard toward Migrant Children." The article critiques the separation of migrant children from their parents, in light of child welfare policies passed in the 2018 Family First Prevention Services Act.

David Faldet will present "Emma Big Bear: Reversing Winnebago/Ho-Chunk Removal" 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Decorah Public Library. Faldet's illustrated talk will look at Emma Big Bear's life in the context of the removal period from 1825-75.

Working at the Sojourner shelter in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Elena Dooley '19, spent her summer collaborating with volunteers and supporting victims of domestic abuse. Dooley also managed intakes, took support and intervention calls, led parenting and support groups, and worked one on one with mothers.

Julia Curtis '17, spent the summer as a communications intern at Henkel, Corp. in Düsseldorf, Germany. As an intern with Internal Corporate Communications at Henkel, Corp., Curtis worked on content creation and management on various internal media channels including the company's intranet, Yammer social media, print magazine and eMagazine.

Elisabeth do Rosário Vicente '20, spent the summer as an intern at the Ministry of Planning and Finance in Timor-Leste in southeast Asia. do Rosário Vicente worked to support the National Directorate of Economic Policy to develop and update models of macroeconomic analysis and projections, including forecasts that feed into the qualification of the fiscal resource envelope, or the expected resources, for the budget.


For rent: Three-bedroom, one-bath house. $700/month plus utilities. Located five miles from Luther. First and last month rent plus damage deposit. No smoking. No pets. Contact Barbara, <[email protected]>, with inquiries.

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>.


And finally...

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.

—Arthur Ashe

Thank a veteran this Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.