Tuesday, Nov. 20

TUESDAY 11/20/2018

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Campus closing early Wednesday, Nov. 21

In this season of Thanksgiving, I want to extend to you my heartfelt thanks for all you do for Luther College and for Luther students. Your dedicated work at the college makes a difference for our students and our community every day. Thank you for our work together here at Luther.

In honor of the holiday, offices may close early and staff may 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.

A special word of thanks to staff working shifts over the long holiday weekend. Many thanks for your care for our students who stay on campus during the break.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I hope you all have an opportunity to pause, reflect and rest before we begin the final weeks of the semester.

Best wishes for this Thanksgiving break.

President Paula Carlson 

Faculty/staff Christmas party Dec. 7

President Carlson and Rev. Dr. Thomas Schattauer invite all faculty and staff to the Faculty and Staff Christmas Party, held 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in Peace Dining Room. Come share good cheer and luncheon fare with Luther friends and colleagues. Seating will be available throughout the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union. Please RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 29, online or by calling 387-1001.

Learn more about Luther's brand initiative

Please join us for one of the Brand Update meetings held the weeks of Nov. 27 and Dec. 3.

Before the semester ends, we invite you to learn about the brand research findings, discuss emerging ideas for Luther's brand strategy and hear what's coming in the spring semester.

This is a busy time of year, and we appreciate you taking time to register and attend one of the following sessions in Peace Dining Room. There will be light snacks for the morning and afternoon sessions and pizza for the early evening sessions.

Tuesday, Nov. 27
Staff: 1-2:30 p.m.
Faculty: 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Students: 5-6:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec 3
Staff: 9-10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Students 5-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 6
Faculty 9:40-10:50 a.m.

—Aimee Viniard-Weideman, vice president for marketing and communications


'Christmas at Luther' parking restrictions

In order to accommodate the large number of visitors anticipated for "Christmas at Luther," the following parking restrictions are in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, when normal lot regulations will go back into effect:

The general parking areas of the library, Jenson-Noble and city pool lots will be reserved for visitors. Students should move their vehicles from these lots to either the Regents Center or Farwell lots. Faculty and staff may park in the Jenson, library and Sampson Hoffland lots provided they move by 5:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday unless attending the performance.

Exception: Vehicles displaying a commuter, Baker or college apartment sticker may park in the gravel city pool lot provided they vacate the spaces before 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

The faculty/staff parking area by Valders will be reserved for handicapped parking. Alternative parking includes the roadway from Sampson Hoffland to the main gate, Regents Center and Farwell lots.

Starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, through Sunday, Dec. 2, the lots on the east and west side of the CFL will also be designated for handicapped parking only.

Cooperation with these changes is appreciated. Vehicles found to be in violation of these special event restrictions are subject to fines.

Thanksgiving break hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 20-21: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 22-23: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 24: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Welcome Center
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 22-23: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 24: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 22-25: Closed

Oneota Market
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 22-25: Closed

Tuesday, Nov. 20: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 21-25: Closed

Tuesday, Nov. 20: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 21-25: Closed

Nordic Brew
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 21-25: Closed

Tuesday, Nov. 20: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 21-25: Closed

Tuesday, Nov. 20: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 22-23: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 24: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 22-25: Closed

Regents Center
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 22: Closed
Friday, Nov. 23: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: noon-9 p.m.

Legends Center
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 22: Closed
Friday, Nov. 23: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 1-7 p.m.

Aquatics Center
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 6-9 a.m.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 6-9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 22-25: Closed

Preus Library
Tuesday, Nov. 20: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 21: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 22-24: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 25: 6 p.m.-midnight

Christmas staff meeting

Mark your calendars for a relaxing and fun time at the annual "staff meeting" Christmas gathering 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Peace Dining Room.

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.

Book Shop news

CAL hours
Thursday, Nov. 29: 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30: 8:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

CAL Book Shop wood carving event
Harley Refsal, professor emeritus of Scandinavian folk art, and James Miller '20, will be creating wood carving magic 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and noon-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. They also have created two different limited edition Luther wood carving items for purchase.

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

Save the date: Roslien Lecture May 1

Professor James Hansen will give the David J. Roslien Lecture on Science and Leadership 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the CFL Main Hall. Hansen was one of the first scientists to bring the issue of global climate change to the world stage, testifying before Congress in 1988. In his long career at both NASA and Columbia University, he has continued to raise his voice against those who disbelieve or fail to act. Please encourage students to attend.

'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. 

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.

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 emeriti, and 42 percent were staff. There is still time to donate and support the community. Contact Peggy, <lensinpe> or Aaron, <stefaa01>. 


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. 21: No chapel, Thanksgiving Break
Friday, Nov. 23: No chapel, Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov. 26: Gaone Masire '83

Home sporting events

Saturday, Nov. 24: Women's basketball vs. Gustavus Adolphus 2 p.m.

Events this week

Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 21-25: Thanksgiving Break

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.

Peace Projects discussion Nov. 28

Last summer, Luther students Anila Bano '20, Rebecka Green '18, and Sthela Gun Holly Hanitrinirina '19, participated in a leadership conference in Pakistan, a Peace Scholar program in Norway and a Davis Projects for Peace in Madagascar, respectively. Come hear them discuss their amazing experiences 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Olin 102. Center for Ethics and Public Engagement resident Gaone Masire '83, daughter of the former president of Botswana, will moderate the panel, and hopefully inspire ideas for international engagement. Sponsored by Center for Global Learning and CEPE.

Luther College offers 'Christmas at Luther' Visit Event Nov. 29

Luther invites senior prospective music students and their family members to Luther's admissions event that concludes with a performance of "Every Voice in Concert Ring," the 2018 production of "Christmas at Luther" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the CFL. Register online by Sunday, Nov. 25. 

Equip yourself for holiday gatherings

Interested in learning some practical skills for how to communicate across the political divide? Founded after the 2016 election, Better Angels is an organization aimed at depolarizing political discourse. 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. See why these workshops are being offered across the country. Open to all. Limited space. RSVP at <cepe>.


Celebrations this week

Nov. 20: Cheryl Wangness
Nov. 22: Scott Carlson
Nov. 23: Brittany Sisk, Robert Shedinger, Isaiah Cammon
Nov. 24: Eric Runestad, Sasha Rouse, Martin Klammer
Nov. 25: Greg Eide, Jennifer Self, Valentyn Sazonov, Sally Ming
Nov. 26: Vikki Barness

Position openings

Assistant director of admissions: A .75 FTE position. Primary responsibilities include the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools, attend select college fair programs and coordinate all social media outreach for the Admission Office. Duties also include interviewing prospective students on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge and the ability to make public presentations. Previous experience in admissions or a related field is preferred, and an appreciation for residential, liberal arts colleges would be helpful. A bachelor's degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license. Experience in sales, marketing, communication and education is highly desirable. This position is open only to internal applicants.

Full-time admissions counselor or assistant director of admissions: Primary responsibilities include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Based on the level of experience of the successful candidate, the title will be either admissions counselor or assistant director. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge and the ability to make public presentations. Previous experience in admissions or a related field is preferred, and an appreciation for residential, liberal arts colleges would be helpful. A bachelor's degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license. Experience in sales, marketing, communication and education is highly desirable.

Full-time CRM coordinator: Admissions seeks a highly-motivated individual for a position coordinating the use of Luther's CRM platform for strategic admission recruitment. Primary responsibilities for the position include planning and executing the recruitment processes that are run out of Slate. BA degree, knowledge of enrollment management and knowledge of CRM systems required. This position is open only to internal applicants.

Part-time administrative assistantnursing, Rochester campus: Coordinates and carries out the ongoing support staff activities for the Department of NursingRochester office. An associate's degree is required. Experience working in an office, proficiency working with computers, strong organizational skills, effective interpersonal communications skills and ability to work independently are required.

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


Loren Toussaint and colleagues Arndt Bussing and Daniela Rodrigues Recchia of Witten/Herdecke University, Herdecke, Germany, published the article, "German Soldiers' Needs to Clarify Open Aspects in Their Life, to Talks About Fears and Worries, and to Forgive and to Be Forgiven as a Matter of Life Reflection" in Frontiers in Psychiatry (Psychopathology Section). Over 1,000 German soldiers' needs were assessed and related to a variety of mental health parameters.

Megan Oliver '19, spent the summer interning with Hälsa International in Togo, "a non-governmental organization based in West Africa that provides free access to education and health care to underprivileged children." For four weeks of her summer, Oliver interned on a farm.

Jack Jagielski '19, spent the summer interning in Rochester, Minnesota, at the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine. Working alongside fellow James Conway '19, and Emma Veum '19, Jagielski scored sleep studies for muscle tone during the Rapid Eye Movement stage of sleep.

Fostering civil dialogue in the community, Elizabeth Wiebke '19, spent the summer interning with the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She took over for the office manager for a month, helped develop positions for future interns, created and posted social media assets and made website updates.

Combining his passions for social work and psychology, Daniel Dejapin '20, spent the summer interning at the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines. Dejapin was assigned to the National Training School for Marillac Hills—National Training School for Girls in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Lena Schmitt '19, partnered with Kirk Larsen to survey moth communities in the planted tall grass prairie and oak-hickory forest habitats of Decorah, Iowa. This past summer they repeatedly visited six different sites in the community and collected moths to assemble baseline information of the species of moths in Decorah and how their diversity compares between a habitat type. 


For sale: Four General Altimax Arctic (225/45 R 17) snow tires mounted on steel rims for $240. This set was previously mounted on a VW Sportwagen; A second set of four like new General Altimax Arctic (215/55 R 17) snow tires. No rims. $240. This set was previously mounted on a VW Passat. Contact Jeff, <lescje01>, with inquiries.

For sale: Support pollinators on campus by buying honey from the entomology lab in the Luther biology department. Limited quantities available for purchase in a half pound, $2.50; one pound, $5; one and a half pounds, $7.50; and two pounds, $10; bottles while supplies last. Produced by Luther honey bees and processed by the entomology class, these bottles of honey make great Christmas presents. E-mail, <buglab>, and receive an order confirmation.

For sale: Black cast iron log holder. Handsome and elegant design. Brand new, purchased at the Amish Store. Contact Darla, 382-2614, with inquiries.

For sale: Two hogs raised naturally, with no antibiotics and space outside. Scheduled to be processed in December at Jets in Waukon. Buy them whole, half or split a half with a friend. For more info, contact Jodi, <enosbejo>, or John, 380-4185.

For sale: Ultrasonic cool mist humidifier. Originally $40, used for two months. Asking $20. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>, with inquiries. 

For sale: Heart shaped dried baby’s breath wreath with baby blue, pink pieces. Originally $120 made to order in Atlanta. No longer fits decor. Asking $10. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>, with inquiries.

For sale: Exo Terra Natural Terrarium Advanced Reptile Habitat. Front opening doors allow easy access for maintenance and feeding. A specially designed lock will prevent escape, and the doors can be opened separately. Also includes full screen top ventilation for UVB and infrared penetration, waterproof bottom, raised bottom frame, faux rock background, two feeding bowls, heat pad. Was used for a crested gecko that outgrew it. 12 inches x 12 inches x 18 inches. Originally $64.99, asking $40. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>, with inquiries.

For sale: Yamaha YFL-381H intermediate open hole flute in good condition with only minor surface scratches. Originally $1,499, asking $1,000. Solid silver head joint, inline G key configuration and a B foot. Used for four years by high school band student. Pads changed and cleaned regularly. Comes with thumb rests, the original hard-shell case, padded carrying case and black sling case. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>, with inquiries. 

For sale: Vintage 35mm. camera. FUTURA-EVAR 1:2,0/50 FREIBURG BR. Synchro-Compur. Complete with light meter, flash attachment, flash bulbs, leather cases. Best offer. Contact Darla, 382-2614, with inquiries. 

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.

Pancake breakfast: Come join Santa for Nisse Preschool's annual holiday pancake breakfast 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Danan Lansing Building on the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. Tickets available for purchase at the door or contact Megan, <msherman>. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children; no charge for children under 3. Raffle tickets available for great Decorah business prizes too.

Peanut brittle: Need a consumable gift? A treat to bring to a party? A treat for yourself? Try Julie's homemade peanut brittle. Available in 1/2 or full pound bags. Each order made fresh the night before the order is due. Also freezes well. Contact Julie, 387-1865 or <julie>.


And finally...

The annual Dahl Centennial Union second floor apple tasting contest was held last Friday. Every year, the Media Relations office hosts a sampling of various apple varieties. Participants are asked to vote for their top-three apples, with first place getting three votes, second place two votes and third place one vote. With 30 people casting ballots, the winners were:

  1. SweeTango, 43
  2. Honeycrisp, 40
  3. Juici, 35
  4. Fireside, 27
  5. Regent, 16
  6. Haralson, 10
  7. Cortland, 5