Tuesday, Nov. 13

TUESDAY 11/13/2018

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'Every Voice in Concert Ring:' performances Nov. 29-Dec. 2

As a way to celebrate and reflect on the Christmas message, Luther College presents "Every Voice in Concert Ring," the 2018 production of "Christmas at Luther," Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, in the Center for Faith and Life. The five "Christmas at Luther" performances are at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29; 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. All shows are nearly sold out. Tickets are $25-$35 and may be purchased online at tickets.luther.edu. Patrons may also purchase tickets through the Luther Ticket Office, telephone (563) 387-1357 or <boxoffice>.

New Web Time Entry deadlines

In order to ensure that all employees' hours are accurately recorded as worked, the submission and approval deadlines for Web Time Entry for the biweekly pay cycles will change. The change will be effective for the Nov. 3-16 pay period. Starting with this payroll, employees, both regular and student, will have until midnight on the last Friday of the pay period to enter and submit their hours. Supervisors will have until noon on the Monday following the last day of the pay period to approve hours. Payroll and Student Employment will have a Q&A session from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Borlaug. Call 387-1135 or email <payroll>, with questions. 

November staff meetings this week

Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings for November, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, or 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, both in Peace Dining Room. Be sure to attend as there will be new news at the meetings.

Flu clinic Nov. 13

Health Service is offering another opportunity to fight the flu from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Williams Lounge. Faculty and staff may pay at the time of service with cash/check and receive a receipt for reimbursement. Students can charge to their student account. Help fight the flu for the Luther community! 

Luther students invited for Thanksgiving meal

Students who plan on being in town for Thanksgiving are invited to Pulpit Rock Brewery for Thanksgiving dinner. Pete and his crew at Pulpit Rock Brewery will serve a free meal from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22. No alcohol will be served at this event. Sign up is available online through noon Friday, Nov. 16. Contact Michelle Boike, <boikmi01>, with questions.

Faculty discussion: Teaching J-term courses Nov. 29

The Dean's Office invites all faculty to gather for a discussion about how to make the most effective and creative use of the different structure of J-term courses 2:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Hovde Room, Preus Library. Come share good ideas and learn from the good ideas of colleagues.

Better Angels skills workshop Dec. 1

Interested in learning how to communicate better across the political divide? The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement is offering a Better Angels skills workshop led by Bill Doherty, Better Angels co-founder, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec., 1, in Koren 217. RSVP to <cepe>. Space is limited.

United Way update

Thanks to those who supported the local United Way campaign. Of the 76 individuals who together donated over $12,000, 58 percent were faculty and emerita, and 42 percent were staff. There is still time to donate and support the community. Contact Peggy, <lensinpe> or Aaron, <stefaa01>.  The final prize winners are Bob Larson and Patty Livingood, who each win two Peace brunches.

HR news

TIAA on-campus workshop: Paying yourself: Income options in retirement
Know how to pay yourself in retirement? There are lots of considerations—including tax implications—that can affect income. There will be a workshop "Paying yourself: Income options in retirement," 9:15-10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the CFL Recital Hall. TIAA's workshop leader will explain the basic rules governing most common retirement accounts to help participants gain perspective on when to withdraw different assets. Discover the income choices TIAA offers. Pre-register here.

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.

Book Shop news

Thanksgiving sale
Stop in the Book Shop Wednesday-Wednesday, Nov. 14-21, for some pre-Thanksgiving day promotions that can't be missed. Gobble, gobble!

Children's bargain book sale
Stop in the Book Shop 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, sale ends Nov. 16.

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

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.

Order Thanksgiving baked goods from the Luther Bakery

Let the Luther Bakery make the pies and dinner rolls for Thanksgiving. Place orders 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 Norse Key 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 Technology Help Desk, 387-1000 or <helpdesk>, with questions.

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. 

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.


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. 14: Jon Ailabouni
Friday, Nov. 16: Jana Mueller, senior chapel
Monday, Nov. 19: Interfaith Prayers and Songs; music: Collegium Musicum (in CFL Recital Hall)

Home sporting events

Friday, Nov. 16: Women's and men's swimming and diving hosts Luther Invite 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17: Women's and men's swimming and diving hosts Luther Invite 10 a.m.; men's basketball vs. Bethany Lutheran 3 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Nov. 13: After the Haidt discussion, 6:30 p.m., Valders Room 206; Varsity Band, Wind and Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Philharmonia Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Thursday, Nov. 15: Chamber Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Theatre Performance: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre
Friday, Nov. 16: Guest speaker: Mikah Meyer, "How His Faith and LGBTQ+ Identity Intersect," 6 p.m., Valders Room 206; Fall Opera Performance, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Theatre Performance: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 17: Fall Opera Performance, 1 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Theatre Performance: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 1:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre; Center Stage Series: Lorelei Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, Nov. 18: Concert Band Concert, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' concludes this weekend

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. 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.

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 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Valders 206. The event is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band to perform Nov. 13

Luther's Music Department will present a concert featuring Luther's Wind and Percussion Ensemble and Varsity Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the CFL Main Hall. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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>.

Philharmonia concert Nov. 14

Luther's Philharmonia presents their orchestral program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the CFL Main Hall. The program includes Händel's "Suite in D Major," featuring Luther's John Cord on piccolo trumpet. The concert's repertoire also includes "Masques et Bergamasques," by Gabriel Fauré, Overture from "Nabucco," by Giuseppe Verdi, and two movements from "Sigurd Jorsalfar," by Edvard Grieg.

Luther Biology Colloquium Nov. 15

Mark Hostetler, professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, will speak at Luther College as part of the Biology Colloquium series at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Valders 206. Hostetler's talk, "The Green Leap: Opportunities to Conserve Biodiversity in Cities," focuses on the opportunities that exist to conserve biodiversity when land is developed.

Chamber Orchestra concert Nov. 15

Luther's Chamber Orchestra will present their fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the CFL Main Hall. The orchestra will perform Gioachino Rossini's Overture to "L'Italiana in Algeri," "Alleluia and Fugue" by Alan Hovhaness, Charles Ives' "The Unanswered Question," Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, Op. 44 and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 BWV 1049.

Opera Scenes class presents fall opera scenes Nov. 16-17

The Luther music department presents fall opera scenes performed by the Opera Workshop course, a class that allows for students from all majors to learn about and prepare scenes from operas of all different types. This event, open to the public for no charge of admission, takes place in the Noble Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

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 Brady Pierce is presenting a voice recital at noon.
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.

Artists Knudsen, Gausta spotlighted at Luther College Woman's Club meeting Nov. 20

Explore the work of Norwegian-born photographer Knud Knudsen and painter Herbjørn Gausta at the next Luther College Woman's Club meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Peace Dining Room. Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum staff Chris Johnson and Zach Row-Heyveld will join Annika Vande Krol '19, to present on these two artists. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288, with questions.


Celebrations this week

Nov. 13: Eddy Atwell, Catherine Dyer
Nov. 14: Erik Berg, Bridget Christopher, Scot Schaeffer
Nov. 15: Kerri Mahr, Randy Caddell
Nov. 16: Colin Betts
Nov. 17: Susan Peterson, Anita Carrasco, Sheena Tollefson
Nov. 18: Stuart Johnston, Jay Uthoff
Nov. 19: Janine Brandt, Sharon Rathbun, Mary Devine Meyer


To Leah Benzing and family on the death of her father-in-law, Ronald Benzing, 75 of Waterville, Iowa, who died Nov. 10. Services are Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. 


Andy Hageman gave a talk on Chinese science fiction and speculative infrastructure at the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University Nov. 5.

Richard Cole attended the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently. This professional organization has many young and older scholars from the U.S. and Europe. Some of the older members are talking about organizing a program next year in St. Louis honoring its 50th anniversary. In 1968, Cole was part of some of the first planning discussions in a meeting held at the office of Reformation Research located on the campus at a Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis.

"Reacting to the Past" games are designed to create a fun and engaging way for students of all ages to understand foreign cultures and global citizenship. For her summer research project, Katrina Meyer '19, created historically based role-playing simulations in order to stimulate and to engage students in the learning of modern languages.

Phuong-Anh Hoang '20, spent her summer at Deloitte Vietnam as a tax intern. The company Deloitte is one of the "Big Four" accounting organizations and the leading professional service network in the world and Deloitte Vietnam, was recently named by "HR Asia Magazine" as one of the best companies to work for in Asia.

Engaging with both children and hospital patients, Tiwonge Chirwa '19, spent the summer as a health care coordinator at Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermillion, and as an intern at Cook Hospital in Cook, Minnesota.

Studying the fish of Minnesota's lakes, Noah Amundson '19, spent the summer as a fisheries intern for the Minnesota DNR in Brainerd. As a fisheries intern, Amundson conducted several types of surveys in order to understand the habitats and communities of non-game fish and game fish.

Kristen Hansen '20, spent the summer interning in Rochester, Minnesota, with the Jeremiah Program, a company that promotes "transforming families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time."

Michael Winkler '20, was presented the 2018 Hemp Family Prize, at Luther's Homecoming concert, Sunday, Oct. 28. The Hemp Family Prize was one of four awards announced during the concert. Winkler's more recent achievements include being a semifinalist at the National Trumpet Competition in 2018, ranking him in the top group of undergraduate soloists in the nation.

Brenna Sherman '19, is Luther's 2018 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient. Sherman was recognized at the Homecoming concert, Sunday, Oct. 28. The Presser Scholar Award is one of four honors that was announced during the concert. At Luther, Sherman's ensemble participation has included playing flute in Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, as well as singing in Aurora, Cathedral and Collegiate choirs.


Wanted: Raspberry Pi boards and components. Contact Jesse, <muleje01>, with inquiries.

Wanted: Looking for a dog lover who is willing to house/dog sit for two adorable spaniels Dec. 26 through Jan. 4. Lovely home in Decorah with awesome guest room. Fenced yard for the dogs. $25/day. Contact Katie, <kellka04>, with inquiries. 

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.


And finally...

The 2018 Great American Smokeout event is Thursday, Nov. 15. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 38 million Americans smoke cigarettes, with more than 480,000 deaths attributed to smoking each year. More than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease. The annual event, which began in 1976, is an intervention that encourages people to stop smoking. For resources on quitting smoking, click here.