Tuesday, Jan. 28

TUESDAY 1/28/2020

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J-term break hours Jan. 29–Feb. 4

Regents Center
Wednesday–Friday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.

Wednesday–Thursday: 6 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday: 6 a.m.–8 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Wednesday: Regular hours
Thursday–Friday: 6–8 a.m., 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 1–5 p.m.
Sunday: 1–5 p.m.
Monday–Tuesday: 6–8 a.m., 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 6:30–8:30 p.m.

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.

Security patch for printer drivers

ITS is pushing an important security patch this week to all Windows faculty and staff workstations that addresses a vulnerability with printer drivers. The process takes just a few seconds, happens through our normal orange update dialog boxes, and does not require a reboot. When prompted, click "Finish" followed by "Done." For questions, contact the Technology Help Desk at 387-1000.  

Sign up for a February wellness screening

During 2020, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Sign up for the Tuesday, Feb. 11, blood screenings with Winneshiek Medical Center here on campus by contacting <wellness>.

Scheduled Reason maintenance Jan. 29

Our Reason CMS will be down for maintenance 6–8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. During this time, we ask that no one is working within the CMS as we do not want any work on the website to get lost. Please email <cunnjo01> with any questions you may have about the downtime. 

Want to be a Certified Mental Health First Aider? 

Limited openings are available for faculty and staff to participate in Adult Mental Health First Aid training. 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Nobel with a one-hour lunch break on your own. MHFA teaches how to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Training is free and you receive a three-year certification. Register online. Contact <molobo01> with any questions.

Be part of Giving Day 2020!

Join the Luther community for Giving Day on Thursday, March 5. Want to talk about the great work you're doing on campus on the live stream? Willing to post on social media about how much you love Luther? Sign up now for Team #luthergives20.

CELT J-term offerings

Sign up for the last week of CELT's J-term offerings. Tuesday we'll talk about how and why to offer pre-test and post-test assessments in your courses. Wednesday and Thursday we'll discuss late work policies. Check out the website for more information and to register.

CELT book discussion

Join CELT and your colleagues for coffee and snacks and a discussion of Cia Verschelden's "Bandwidth Recovery." We'll start discussing part one on Jan. 28 discussing part one. Please register for this event to ensure we have copies of the books for all participants. We will meet 4:15–5:15 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 11, and Feb. 25. 

Recommendations for resident assistants

Residence Life is looking for recommendations of students who you believe would be great Resident Assistants! If you have someone in mind, you can fill out the online form. We will reach out to that student and encourage them to apply!

Hot Reads for Cold Nights Weekly Winners!

Congratulations to the final weekly prize winners, Brooke Stanga and Tam Ayers. Be sure to submit your books read to <reading> by Wednesday, Jan. 29, for more tickets in the grand prize drawings!

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.

Youth volleyball: G-Force Club Team

Ages 8-12. Six week commitment with 10 practices and three, one-day tournaments (typically half days). We will be having an informational meeting for parents as well as a tryout/open gym for those interested 5–6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, in Regents Center Gym. Please RSVP for the tryout/open gym to <siskbr01>.

Order Valentine's Day treats

Give a treat to a friend, your kids or that special someone. Order giant heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies with a personalized message or a dozen cookies with all the fixings to frost at home. Order online by Friday, Feb. 7, and pick up in the Dining Services office Friday, Feb. 14. Place your order on the Dining Services website.

Luther employee fitness classes

Sign up today for the spring semester's first seven week classes of wellness-subsidized employee yoga, OULA and Zumba classes. Details and registration form are available on the fitness class site. Classes are open to current employees and spouses. Email <wellness> with questions.

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>. 

Book Shop news

Professor emerita new book spotlight
Please congratulate Diane Scholl, professor emerita of English, on her new book "Salt." The Book Shop has copies available for purchase and peeking.

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. 29: Mike Wilker
Friday, Jan. 31: No chapel due to J-term break
Monday, Feb. 3: No chapel due to J-term break

Home sporting events

Saturday, Feb. 1: Women's Basketball vs. Buena Vista University, 2 p.m.; Men's Basketball vs. Buena Vista University, 4 p.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Jan. 28–Monday, Feb. 3!

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 Music Department presents J-term Opera Scenes performance tonight Jan. 28

The students of MUS 185: Introduction to Opera Scenes will present a diverse program of fully-staged scenes from some of opera's greatest works at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Jenson-Noble Recital Hall. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission, and is a green-card credited event for all student music majors and minors.

Poetry reading: Literary Collage Jan. 28

The students of ENG 239: Literary Collage invite the community to a reading and performance of the work they've produced during this January Term. Come enjoy a lively and engaging hour of poetry, and meet visiting professor Elizabeth J. Colen, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Marty's.

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!

Nordic Choir homecoming concert Feb. 11

Nordic Choir will be performing their homecoming concert as part of their 2020 Winter Tour at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the CFL. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. It will also be streamed live at stream.luther.edu

CSS: Neil Berg's '101 Years of Broadway' Feb. 14

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, the Luther College Center Stage Series brings Neil Berg’s "101 Years of Broadway" to the Main Hall of the CFL. Five of Broadway's finest stars will perform songs from some of the most-loved Broadway musicals. The show combines the stunning vocals of the cast with the talent of Neil Berg, award-winning composer/lyricist, to create a dramatic and entertaining event that audience members have called "unforgettable" and "a knockout." Tickets are available online.


Celebrations this week


Jan. 28: Joyce Brincks, Lance Spiker
Jan. 29: Richard Bernatz, Diane Narum, Kristy Gould, Wanda Deifelt
Jan. 30: Du Huang, Matthew Thompson
Jan. 31: Brian Jones
Feb. 1: Joan deAlbuquerque
Feb. 2: Amy Harker, Eunice Biel
Feb. 3: Joseph Madrigal, Molly Wilker


Feb. 1: Caleb Padilla, 5 years


Sue Halverson is retiring after serving Luther for over 41 years. Sue has been a steadfast presence in the Student Life Office and has seen and experienced a range of situations over the years. Please stop by the Student Life Office on Friday, Jan. 31, to share your best wishes to her on her retirement.


We write to share a deep sorrow that has come to us. Our beloved son Ben died this past weekend as the result of injuries suffered in a terrible fall. Service arrangements are pending. Our whole family is grateful for your prayers, love and support as we grieve together and commend Ben to God's eternal mercy. In gratitude and lament, Pastor Mike and Sue Blair.
Condolences can be sent to the Blairs at 1920 5th Ave NW, Waverly, IA. 50677. Ben will be undergoing organ donation surgery this afternoon. From 3:45–4:45 p.m. there will be walking prayers in the CFL to honor Ben and accompany the Blair family in love and support. Join as you are able.


For rent: 4 bedroom home available located close to Luther College. 2 large bedrooms on the main level and 2 bedrooms in the lower level. All hardwood floors, stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. Screened in porch on the rear of the house. Large yard and landlord takes care of mowing. Tenant pays utilities. Contact <[email protected]>.

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: Loom set up; just add yarn and you're ready to weave. The loom is a Louet Kombo 40, 8-harness tabletop loom in excellent condition. Additional items include three reeds, shuttles, bobbins and more. I am asking $900, the items cost $1,700–$2,000 new. I will give Luther affiliates a 15% discount. If you have any questions or would like photos, let me know. Contact <winsal01> or 989-640-2263.


And finally...

Word has it that the last business week of January (that would be this week!) is National Clean Out Your Inbox Week. If Inbox Zero has been a dream of yours, this just might be the week to make that dream a reality. And hey, once you're done, you can refer back to the ITS tip of the month to set your inbox up for success moving forward.

If you can't be bothered to prioritize cleaning out your inbox this week, maybe just embrace National Blueberry Pancake Day and call it good.