Tuesday, Nov. 27

TUESDAY 11/27/2018

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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.

Wednesday, Dec. 12
Faculty 8:30-10 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.

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.

Annual Fall Science Research Symposium Dec. 6

The annual Fall Science Research Symposium is 9:40-10:50 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Sampson-Hoffland Atrium and Valders Concourse. This is a unified event highlighting undergraduate student research in the sciences. The symposium includes more than 100 poster presentations by students from classes in biology, chemistry, environmental studies, math and nursing. All members of the Luther community are encouraged to come check out the products of student learning in the sciences.

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 create 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.

Book Shop annual Christmas party
The Book Shop is celebrating the holdays with the annual Christmas party 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. Receive 20 percent off ALL clearance. Wear Christmas attire and receive a treat. See if you made the naughty or nice list this year. Free popcorn until it is gone. 

Sign up for the final wellness screenings Dec. 11-12

During 2018, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Sign up for either Tuesday, Dec. 11, or Wednesday, Dec. 12, blood screenings on campus by contacting Wellness, <wellness>. Just a reminder that all physicals, blood draws and completions of the Health Risk Assessment must be completed by Monday, Dec. 31.

Flu vaccine clinic Dec. 3

Who needs a flu vaccine? Protect yourself, loved ones and the Luther community by getting the flu vaccine 2-4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the lower level of the Regents Center. Students may charge their student account and do not need to pay at the time of service. Faculty and staff need to pay with cash or check and will receive a receipt for reimbursement. The vaccine is $25.

Not Quite Free Lunch Dec. 11

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 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 Dec. 4 Tuesday but mark calendars today. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

Resist phishing emails

Watch for these clues that a message could be a scam: poor grammar and punctuation, threats, a sense of urgency and asking recipients to click on a link or provide personal information. If unsure about a message, contact the Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000. For more information and tips, visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/safecomputing/phishing/.

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.


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. 28: Rabbi Morris Allen
Friday, Nov. 30: Anne Edison-Albright
Monday, Dec. 3: Annie Weinberg

Home sporting events

Thursday, Nov. 29: Wrestling vs. Dubuque 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1: Wrestling vs. Cornell 1:30 p.m. and UW-Stevens Point 3 p.m.; women's basketball vs. Simpson 2 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Simpson 4 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Women and Gender Studies Price Lecture, Gaone Masire, 6:30 p.m., Valders Hall of Science Room 206
Wednesday, Nov. 28: International Opportunities: Roundtable on Summer Experiences, 4 p.m., Olin Room 102
Thursday, Nov. 29: Christmas at Luther visit event, all day, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; Christmas at Luther, 5:45 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Friday, Nov. 30: Christmas at Luther, 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Saturday, Dec. 1: Christmas at Luther, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, Dec. 2: Christmas at Luther, 2:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Monday, Dec. 3: Chamber Ensemble Recital, 9 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

'From Luther to the international stage: My journey as a woman leader'

The daughter of former Botswanian president Quett Ketumile Masire, Luther alumna Gaone Masire '83, will reflect on her career in the Lucille Brickner Brown Price Lecture on women in leadership. The lecture is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Valders 206. Open to the public with no charge for admission, the lecture is part of the fall 2018 events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Luther's Black Student Union. 

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 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the CFL. 

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. 27: Renae Hartl, Kim Powell, Erik Stoen
Nov. 28: Jacqueline Wilkie, Ryan Meier
Nov. 30: Julie Strom, Nicole Kaupp
Dec. 1: Andrew Last, Peter Sharp
Dec. 2: Kathy Riley
Dec. 3: Dawn Schweizer, Melissa Mettille

Nov. 30: Chris Stuckman, 20 years
Dec. 1: Craig Rocksvold, 10 years


To Shelly Glock and family on the death of her son-in-law, Kyle Dahl, of Hesper, Iowa. He passed away Nov. 18. Funeral services were Monday.

To Rick and Patti Hughes and family on the death of Rick's mother, Lilah Viola Hughes, of Postville, Iowa. She passed away  Nov. 20. Funeral services were at the Frankville Presbyterian Church in Frankville Monday.

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. Bachelor's 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.


Amy Weldon was nominated by the literary magazine "The Hopper," for a Pushcart Prize for her story "The Serpent." Weldon's story appeared in Issue III of "The Hopper" in 2018 and can be read on Weldon's website, https://amyeweldon.com/short-fiction/.

Jim Martin-Schramm delivered a panel presentation on "Preaching Creation and Ecology" in the Homiletics section at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Denver, Colorado Nov. 18. The following day he also responded to four papers that addressed a book he co-edited, Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril, at a joint session of the Christian Spirituality Unit and the Religion and Ecology Unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion.

Loren Toussaint and colleagues from an international collaboration from Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom and the United States published an article, "Physical activity and potential correlates in hemodialysis patients," in the journal "Prevention and Health Promotion."

Congratulations to Kate Martinson on being featured in The Atlantic in the piece, "The Star of Norwegian Knitwear: The selburose design wasn’t invented in Norway, but it became a symbol of the country." See the article at: https://tinyurl.com/katemart.

David Shindelar '19, spent his summer in St. Joseph, Missouri, interning for the Kansas City Chiefs football team. Shindelar coordinated, managed and operated the youth fan experience and worked on local marketing campaigns, player-fan interaction and other daily operational tasks.

Faye Lee '20, spent her summer interning with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. While there, she focused on donor engagement and fundraising. Specifically, this included researching prospective donors, creating fundraising strategies and publicity for the Global Church.

Bishal Parajuli '20, spent his summer in Decorah, Iowa, working with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, where he maintained and restored native landscapes in Northeast Iowa.

Christine Wattermann '20, spent the summer interning at Find Your Power, a non-profit company based in Minneapolis aimed at empowering women. Wattermann worked to establish an individual giving plan for Find Your Power.


Fast Fiber Pledge: Support the progressive project to bring a fiber optic network to Decorah. A fiber system will vastly improve local internet, TV and phone services for residences and businesses and provide competition to Mediacom and CenturyLink. The city utility board is collecting 1,600 pledges of interest to demonstrate the viability of the project. The pledge is non-binding, simply expressing interest once the service becomes available. Take the pledge at decorahfiber.com or learn more at decorahfastfiber.com. Contact Kelly, <sharke01>, with questions.

Wanted: Sophomore dance major at Luther looking for an opportunity to house and/or pet sit for the summer. Passionate about people, the environment, art and storytelling. Looking to stay in Decorah to further connect with the community. Contact Cory, <eullco>, with inquiries.

Free: Gulbransen spinet piano, in tune. Serial number 356376. Have another piano but don't want this perfectly good piano to be scrapped or taken apart. Would like it to have a good home, possibly for a family whose young children would like lessons.  Contact Kathy, <kerberka>, or call 382-2907 after 6 p.m. for details.

Found: A few weeks ago a backpack was found in Olin Hall and brought to the Safety and Security office for safe keeping. It has yet to be claimed. Contact Safety and Security to identify the missing item, <security> or 387-2111.

For rent: House available for rent during Christmas at Luther. One-three bedrooms, for one-three nights. Contact Joe, 419-1124, with inquiries.

For sale: Toro single stage snow blower. 5Hp, Model number 2500CCR. Purchased in 1996. Used by the snow removal crew but in working condition. Can be viewed at the grounds office. Minimum bid of $75. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, Dec. 5. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Boston Terrier puppies Asking $200 each. No shots, but they will be wormed. Contact Michelle, <larsmi04> or call 203-0435, with inquiries.

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: 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: 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. 

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.

Christmas open house: Frankville Presbyterian Church, 1130 Frankville Road, is holding a Christmas open house 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Enjoy the beautifully decorated church and Christmas collections and trees from church members. Serving cider, coffee and goodies; no charge to attend. No time for holiday baking? There will also have a cookie/candy sale with assortments sold by the dozens. Contact Janine, <brandtja>, with questions.


And finally...

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday gone, don't forget #GivingTuesday today, Nov. 27. Estbalished seven years ago, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. In 2017, $274,000,000 was gifted to non-profits. Find out more about #GivingTuesday here or donate to Luther here.