Tuesday, Jan. 21

TUESDAY 1/21/2020

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HR updates

New in NorseHub!
Employee 1095-C (health insurance coverage) forms can be delivered electronically. To opt-in to electronic delivery, please log into NorseHub.luther.edu, click on the "Tax Information" button, select the "1095-C Information" tab, and make an election. 1095-C forms will be available at the end of January. Please contact Human Resources with any questions.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights Weekly Winners!

Congratulations to the second weekly prize winners, Max Eness and Katie Gorton. Be sure to submit your books read to <reading> for more chances to win!

Sign up for W-2s online

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up to receive electronic W-2s using the link in the employee section of NorseHub.luther.edu. Electronic W-2s can be accessed from anywhere and not easily lost or stolen. Those that chose the electronic option for 2018 need not do it again for 2019. More detailed instructions and additional information can be found by clicking the W-2 Options link on the HR website.

CEPE book discussion group

Join the CEPE in reading Sami Schalk's "Bodyminds Reimagined: (Dis)ability, Race, and Gender in Black Women's Speculative Fiction." Prof. Schalk explores how black women's speculative fiction offers new possibilities for understanding the relationship of the body to the self, revealing the genre's potential for transcending reality's limitations and charting new futures. Prof. Schalk will be giving a public lecture at Luther on Feb. 25, so read her book prior to her visit! Sign up on the CEPE website. Sponsored by LDA, BSU and CEPE.  

Missing portable whiteboards

The chemistry department is looking for the set of whiteboards that disappeared out of the Office Reuse Supply Closet in Valders. The boards were in a tote alongside markers and wipes that were labeled "Chemistry Department." If you by chance happen to have these boards by mistake, please contact Olga Michaels <olga.michels>.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

TAO is a confidential, convenient and free self-help tool available to faculty/staff and students. TAO’s interactive, educational modules and mindfulness library can help address concerns about depression, anxiety, stress management, relationships and more. Sign up using your Luther email address. Click "Sign Up in Self-Help with an Institution" at thepath.taoconnect.org to get started.

Using email filters

Save time and be more organized by using email filters. Filters catch certain emails and perform actions upon them, such as skipping your email inbox and labeling messages for you. You can learn more in ITS's January Tip of the Month.

Web Content Requests Queue

The web content team would like to send out a friendly reminder to submit any and all web requests through the Web Content Requests Queue (help.luther.edu) within Kbox. The web content team uses the queue as a tool to help prioritize and organize work for their upcoming sprints. If your request is not represented within the queue, it will fail to be represented in the team's planned work. If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Cunningham, <cunnjo01>.

Peace Scholar applications due Feb. 3

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 on the Peace Scholars website. Applications should be sent to Victoria at <victoria.christman>. 

CELT J-term workshop and event registration

The CELT workshop and events schedule for J-term is now open for registration. Topics include everything from constructing and sequencing writing assignments, to considering best practices when it comes to late work policies. Workshops and events are held 2:30–4 p.m.Tuesdays and 11 a.m.–noon Wednesdays. The Wednesday offerings are repeated at 11 a.m. Thursdays. Please visit the CELT events page for more information and to register.

Luther College Woman's Club to meet Jan. 21

Education and adventure through film and travel will be the focus of the next meeting of the Luther College Woman's Club. Nancy Sojka will present "Oneota Film Festival XI: Inform. Inspire. Engage," while Molly (Williams) Holkesvik '97 will present "Decorah Schools: European and Washington, D.C., Trips." The meeting takes place at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m.

Wellness Lunch-n-Learn event Jan. 28

Individuals are constantly changing in their quest to live life well, the Wellness Program's 2019-2020 theme is "Actively Becoming." If you are staying stagnant and not moving forward, you are not living life to the fullest. Join us for lunch-and-learn at noon Tuesday, Jan. 28, for a conversation with Scott Fjelstul as he helps us think about our futures and how we can help prepare for our exits from this world. We have 16 free lunches, so register before Jan. 21. If you miss out on the free lunches, you are certainly welcome to join us and bring your own!

Book Shop news

Annual Wii Bowling Tournament in the Book Shop
Team entries are due Monday–Friday, Feb. 3–7. The Wii Bowling tournament officially starts the week of Feb. 10–March 20. Gather four of your friends or co-workers and take a mental wellness break in the Book Shop. Retired staff and faculty are welcome too. Please sign up online on the Rec Services website.

Valentine's Day Cards
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, do not forget to pick up a card and a gift in the Book Shop. 


Chapel this week

Join College Ministries for chapel wherever you are during the month of January on Facebook! Chapel speakers will "go Live" on the Luther College Ministries page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during Jterm.

Wednesday, Jan. 22: Jason Bryan-Wegner
Friday, Jan. 24: Rachel Vagts
Monday, Jan. 27: Jay Alanis

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Jan. 22: Women's basketball vs. University of Dubuque, 5:30 p.m.; Men's basketball vs. University of Dubuque, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25: Track and Field–Luther alumni meet, 11 a.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Jan. 21–Monday, Jan. 27!

Republican Mock Caucus Jan. 23

Students, faculty, staff and community members are all welcome to participate in this educational event, organized by Carly Hayden Foster's January term Iowa Caucuses class, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Valders 206. No experience or pre-registration required. Come see what a precinct level Iowa Republican Caucus is all about!

Democratic Mock Caucus Jan. 23

Students, faculty, staff and community members are all welcome to participate in this educational event organized by Carly Hayden Foster's January term Iowa Caucuses class, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in Valders 206. Participants will have the opportunity to caucus for their favorite Democratic presidential candidate. No experience or pre-registration required. Come see what a precinct level Iowa Democratic Caucus is all about!

Model United Nations Security Council session Jan. 24

Would you like to know how the United Nations operates in real life? Do you want to learn more about the Venezuelan crisis? Join POLS185 students as they model the role of national Delegates to the United Nations-Security Council. The event is open to the public, everyone is welcome. 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, Koren 217. Sponsored by POLS185 MUN and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

Luther Baseball First Pitch Banquet Jan. 25

Luther Baseball will host "Voice of the Hawkeyes" Gary Dolphin and "Voice of the Gophers" Mike Grimm as keynote speakers at this year's First Pitch Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 25, in Peace Dining. A social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets and all of the information can be found on the Luther Ticket Office website. See you there!

APO blood drive Jan. 28

Alpha Phi Omega is co-sponsoring a winter blood drive with the Red Cross 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the North Gym in Regents. Your donation makes a difference. Help save lives. Open to the Luther and Decorah community. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org or walk in the day of.

Luther's Annual Mid-Winter Norse Community Day rescheduled for Feb. 1

Community Day will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, when Luther plays Buena Vista. Anyone who made online reservations for the event and still plans to attend on the rescheduled date does not need to do anything. People who are now unable to attend on Feb. 1 due to the date change and would like to request a refund may call the Alumni Office at 563-387-1164, or email <sointr01>. For those who have not yet RSVPd, the registration deadline has been extended to Friday, Jan. 31. More details on the Alumni website. We hope to see you on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020!


Celebrations this week


Jan. 21: Jason Britton, Giles Teslow
Jan. 22: Chuck Riha
Jan. 23: Julann Sindelar, Emily Stumpf, Alexandra White, Nicole Ransom
Jan. 24: Tony Guzman, Jill Leet-Otley
Jan. 25: Patti Hughes, Jana Vorvick
Jan. 26: Rachel Brummel, Rene Donlan, Jeanne Skillings
Jan. 27: Matthew Williams


Brian Jones, who has worked for Luther for more than 15 years, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 31. We congratulate Brian and thank him for his dedicated service to the college.


In the Autumn 2019 issue of the LUTHERAN QUARTERLY, pp 360-61, is a review of Richard Cole's book "What did the Lutheran Reformation Look like A Hundred Years after Martin Luther: Culture and Community in Ansbach, Germany in the Seventeenth Century," The Edwin Mellon Press, Lewiston*Lampeter, New York and UK. 2014. Preus Library has the journal and the book. 

Jim Martin-Schramm has published "Mind the Gap: An Ethical Assessment of the Paris Agreement" in the T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and Climate Change (London: T&T Clark, 2020).

Olga Michels published "'Adapting the Anchoring Concepts Content Map (ACCM) of ACS Exams by Incorporating a Theme: Merging Green Chemistry and Organic Chemistry" in The Journal of Chemical Education (published online December, 2019) along with her sabbatical collaborators at the ACS Exams Institute as well as members of the Green Chemistry Institute.


For rent: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath house within walking distance to downtown Decorah. All appliances are included. No smoking and no pets. Available Feb. 1. $950/month plus deposit. Call Tracy at 563-419-3323

For rent/house and cat sitter wanted: We are looking for a person or couple to house- and cat-sit during the spring semester 2020. The house is a 1-bedroom ranch, 900 sq ft, possibly configurable for a second bedroom. Two cats live at the house and would need care and feeding. Rent negotiable and discounted for cat care. Contact Phil at 387-1363. 

For sale: Many items for sale from daughter who moved and doesn't have need/room for these items. Oscar Schmidt Guitar, strap, padded carrying case, new strings, pick and metronomes—a great starter pack, $120 for all. Bissel Powerforce vacuum with bags, works well, $35. D-Link Webcam, connects via wifi and can see what is on the webcam using a phone app, $50. Dupont faucet mount water filter with new cartridge, $15. Blender with drinking thermos and lid, bought new from Sam's Club and only used a couple of times. Drinks, smoothies, etc. are blended in the container then the lid screws on and it becomes a thermos that keeps the drink cold for hours, $15. Email <kimpowell> for photos or with questions.


And finally...

Now that it really feels like winter, stay ahead of the winter doldrums: get koselig.