Tuesday, Dec. 11

TUESDAY 12/11/2018

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A message from President Carlson

Dear Luther Community,

As our fall semester comes to a close this week, I wish you all the best as students complete their finals, faculty prepare final grades and staff prepare to end the semester. Thank you for your unique contributions to the many ways we live and learn together. I wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and I look forward to our gathering together in community again in the new year.

Soli Deo Gloria,
Paula Carlson


Finals week hours

Preus Library
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16: Closed
Monday, Dec. 17: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Welcome Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 11-14: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16: Closed
Monday, Dec. 17: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 11-14: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16: Closed
Monday, Dec. 17: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday-Monday, Dec. 14-17: Closed

Nordic Brew
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday-Monday, Dec. 14-17: Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Monday, Dec. 14-17: Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday-Monday, Dec. 13-17: Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday-Monday, Dec. 14-17: Closed

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 11-14: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16: Closed
Monday, Dec. 17: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Regents Center
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 11-13: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16: noon-5 p.m.

Legends Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 13-14: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16: 1-4 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-12: 6-9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13: 6-9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16: Closed
Monday, Dec. 17: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Photos from Christmas in the Union

Photos with Santa from Christmas in the Union can be found on the Luther College Photoshelter. An alternative way to find them is https://luthercollege.photoshelter.com/galleries, click on "Events," click on "2018-2019," click on "Christmas in the Union." Any questions can be directed to <sacspecial>.

Don't let flu give you the holiday blues

It's not too late to get a flu shot. Walk in to Health Services at anytime during office hours and receive the flu vaccine. Flu season peaks between December and February. There's still time to get vaccinated.

Program directors named

The Deans Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert and Victoria Christman as the 2020-21 Nottingham Program Co-Directors and the appointment of Robert Vrtis as the 2020 Malta Program Director. We are grateful to these faculty members for providing leadership to two important and longstanding off-campus programs.  

Workshop: Using Google Sites for eportfolios

In collaboration with ITS, the eportfolio pilot committee invites all faculty and staff members who are interested in learning more about how to use Google Sites and its capabilities for eportfolios to a workshop 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Preus Library's, Hovde Room. Some of the key benefits of using eportfolios with students and technical aspects of using Google Sites will be presented. Examples of eportfolios created using this platform and time for hands-on work in Google Sites will also be presented. To register, click here.

'The Chessboard' to be released

A new student publication, "The Chessboard," will be circulated for the first time this week. The publication is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and will contain student-written essays on a wide variety of social, political and cultural topics. Its goal is to stoke campus-wide conversations about contemporary issues. Copies will be distributed around campus, particularly in the Union. Pick up a copy and enjoy! 

Now scheduling counseling service workshops

Counseling services is scheduling workshops for the spring semester. Counseling Service outreach assistants offer workshops on how to help a friend, self care and the escalation workshop (relationship violence) to classes, teams, student organizations, residence hall floors or other interested groups. Find out more and request a workshop here

Masters Swim Team begins season

Decorah Masters Swim Team starts its new three-month season. "Masters" does not mean we are fast it just means we are "old." As long as you can swim a comfortable freestyle, and you are over 18, you are welcome to join us! Practices are 6 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Luther employees are eligible for a Wellness discount. There is also a new website: https://mastersdecorahswim.wixsite.com/swimdecorah. Contact Kate, <ellika03>, or Brittany, <cordbr01>. 

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Love reading? Love winning prizes? Curl up with a book this winter and participate in Preus Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights. Earn chances to win fun prizes by reading books during winter break and J-term; open to all students, faculty and staff, whether on or off campus for J-term. Register online or at the Circulation Desk. For more information, visit the library blog or the circulation desk. Happy reading Norse.

The Scrambler Challenge in January

January will soon be here and so will the desire to connect more, exercise more. Join the Wellness Team's 2019 start-off program called "The Scrambler Challenge." Visit the Wellness website for the complete instructions and sign up with the Head Scrambler Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>, before Dec. 28.

Peace Scholar applications due Feb. 1

Faculty and staff are asked to encourage sophomores and juniors who are interested in studying in Norway this summer to apply to the Peace Scholars program. An outgrowth of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, this scholarship provides funding for two students to study for a week at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, and then for six weeks at the University of Oslo. Details can be found at https://peacescholars.wordpress.com/. Applications should be sent to Victoria, <victoria.christman>.

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 includes turkey caprese biggie, no meat caprese biggie, butternut squash bisque and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.


Chapel this week

Worship services will not be held on campus during Christmas break. Chapel will resume Monday, Jan. 7, and Sunday morning worship will resume Jan. 13. College Ministries wishes all safe travel and a joyful and blessed Christmas and New Year!

Home sporting events

Saturday, Dec. 15: Men's basketball vs. Cornell College, 3 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Dec. 11: Clothing swap, 2 p.m., Valders 379
Thursday, Dec. 13: Emeriti Colloquium, Jim and Phil Iversen, "The Science and Measurement of Climate Change," 3 p.m., Mott Room, Dahl Centennial Union

'The Science of Measurement and Climate Change'

For the past two years, Philip Iversen, Luther adjunct faculty, and Iowa State University Professor Emeritus Jim Iversen have been compiling information about the science and measurement of climate change. They will present a lecture on their research at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Mott Room of the Dahl Centennial Union as part of the monthly emeriti colloquium.


Celebrations this week

Dec. 11: Chris Frana, Steve Kurash
Dec. 13: Kristi Knutson
Dec. 16: Jerome Hayek, Eugene Vanda
Dec. 17: Karen Kerndt, Keri Bodensteiner

Dec. 15: Matt Hammen, 10 year; Hannah Scheevel, 10 years

Position openings

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


Todd Pedlar published a new paper in Physical Review Letters, "Observation of ϒ(2S)→γηb(1S) Decay," (Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 232001) based on an analysis he and his colleagues from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Belle Collaboration have performed over the past couple of years. The measurement described in this paper serves as the first confirmation of the discovery of an important decay mode of one of the states of the bottomonium system that Pedlar and his colleagues study.  The precise measurement of the rate and energy produced in this decay provide unique information for determining the parameters of the strong nuclear interaction, one of four fundamental forces known in nature. Contributors to this analysis also included Will Imoehl '17, and Josh Jackson '18, who are both pursuing Ph.D. studies in physics at Indiana University.

Andy Hageman published the article "Twin Peaks Backstory Investigations: The FBI Story, Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, 1959," on https://25yearslatersite.com/.


Wanted: Scanner for making slides digital, producing slide shows. Either to buy or rent. Contact Diane, <schollde> or 419-5607, with inquiries.

Wanted: Transportation for a faculty member, compensation provided, to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul airport over break. Could be the same person for both drop-off and return, or two different people. Drop-off at MSP by 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20; pick-up at MSP at 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. E-mail Jimmy, <hokeja01>. 

For rent: Three-four bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom house for rent in downtown Decorah, near Dug Road Trail head. $950/month plus utilities. Includes snow shoveling and lawn mowing. Wraparound porch, hardwood floors, new furnace and water heater, central air. No pets, no smoking. Contact Alice, <[email protected]>, with inquiries.

For sale: Double bed with a solid maple frame, mattress, box spring. Bedding from the Company Store available if desired. $175 OBO. Contact Karen, <marschka> or 382-2131, with inquiries. 

For sale: Two dark blue, used La-Z-Boy recliners from a smoke-free but pet-friendly home for sale. $25 each. Also selling a dark blue, gently used futon for $200 OBO. Will sell as a set or separately. Futon was covered with a quilt, rarely sat on, but is comfortable for sleeping. Full size mattress. Contact Jennifer, <kellje01> or 387-0126.

Donations accepted: Craig Rocksvold's son Lucas and his wife Annie Rocksvold lost their home to a fire recently. A Rocksvold Fire Recovery Fund has been opened at Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Decorah and Waukon.  Thank you for considering helping this family.

Child/pet sitters available: Molly and Maggy Hovden are back Dec. 16-Jan. 12 to help with childcare and pet sitting. Responsible, prompt, no job too small or too big. Email Molly, <[email protected]>, or Maggy, <[email protected]>.

Upcoming concert: Burning Bright, a group of Decorah-area professional and amateur musicians, will offer their annual benefit concert with performances at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at First United Methodist Church, 302 W. Broadway in Decorah. Co-directed by Otter Dreaming and Kathy Reed, the concert features lesser-known seasonal music performed by adult and children's ensembles joined by instrumentalists John Goodin, Erik Sessions, and Namoli Brennet. Tickets on sale at the Oneota Community Co-op. Contact Kathy, <reedkath>, with questions.


And finally...

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach."

--Charles Dickens