Tuesday, Feb. 4

TUESDAY 2/4/2020

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Spring Convocation Feb. 6

President Ward invites all faculty, staff and students to gather at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Main Hall of the CFL so that we may begin the spring semester together in community. The focus of the gathering will be continued conversation about ideas that emerged from the community during the Charette on Nov. 19. The small-group discussions will be preceded by remarks from President Ward. Given the active nature of the convocation, there will not be an academic procession.

NICC and Luther College Articulation Agreement Feb. 6

Thursday morning, join President Ward and NICC President Dr. Liang Chee Wee at the signing of an articulation agreement between Luther College and Northeast Iowa Community College, for a social work program. This Pre-Social Work Transfer Pathway partnership offers students the opportunity to complete the Associate of Arts degree at NICC with credits that directly transfer toward Luther's BA in social work. The event will take place at 11:45 a.m. in Peace Dining Room; all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

New process to request a CAE tutor

Attention faculty advisors: the process by which students may request a tutor appointment has been upgraded to WCONLINE. Starting immediately, students will need to go to https://luther.mywconline.com/ to schedule an appointment with a peer tutor. For assistance, the instructional "Quick Start Guide" is available at https://www.luther.edu/cae/tutoring/request/, or students may call the CAE office, 387-1270, or stop by the CAE office in the lower level of Preus Library, suite 108.  


Website changes and updates made within Reason

We have received several notifications of website changes and updates made within Reason not appearing on the live website. With our upgrade to Reason 4.8, you will need to remove any bookmarks you have to reason.luther.edu/admin—that URL will take you to an old server, and not our live website. Please use www.luther.edu/admin to make any changes within Reason.

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.  

Free Friday morning open gyms Feb. 7–March 20

Wellness has partnered with UERPC Safe Routes to School to offer Free Friday Morning Open Gyms again this winter! Parents (or childcare providers) and children age 0-5 years can join from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for some open gym fun inside the Regents Center East Gym. There is no admission fee, and balls, scooters, etc. will be provided. Contact <wellness> with any questions.

Dorian Orchestra Festival Feb. 9–10

The Dorian Orchestra Festival will be held on campus Sunday and Monday, February 9–10. Festival participants will be eating lunch Monday from 12:30–1:30 p.m., so please plan accordingly. Our latest data shows us that 12.3% of our current first-year class at Luther attended a Dorian Music Festival (academic-year festivals) while in high school. Thank you for welcoming these 150 high school string players to our campus!

CEPE book group

The Meaning of Matthew Shepard: My Son's Murder in Laramie and a World Transformed. Judy Shepard writes about losing her 21-year-old son Matt after he was brutally attacked, tied to a fence, and left to die outside of Laramie, Wyoming. Judy will be speaking on campus on March 3, as part of Hope Over Hate week, to promote a greater understanding of LGBTQ issues and empower audiences to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach and advocacy. Sign up to join the book group.

Not Quite Free Lunch Feb. 11

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Peace Dining 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 menu includes chipotle mango glazed ham, garlic and oregano roasted red potatoes, tossed salad and dessert. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. Contact <wellness> with questions.

Wellness Lunch-n-Learn event Feb. 18

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 this month's lunch-and-learn at noon Tuesday, Feb.18, for a conversation with Michelle Whitehill as she helps us declutter in all stages of our lives. We have 16 free lunches, so register before Feb. 11. If you miss out on the free lunches, you are certainly welcome to join us and bring your own!

Interim pastor in College Ministries

College Ministries is glad and grateful to welcome Pastor Judd Larson as interim college pastor for spring 2020. Pastor Judd will be on campus Wednesdays, Thursdays, and two Sundays a month to meet with students and others for pastoral care, mentor College Ministries student leaders, and take part in leading chapel and Sunday morning worship. His office is in CFL 107 and his email address is <larsju01>. This is Pastor Judd's third interim with College Ministries, and we are deeply grateful for the experience and care for Luther students that Pastor Judd brings to this call. We will welcome Pastor Judd at an installation service in chapel at 10:30 a.m. in the CFL Recital Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5; Pastor Judd will preach in chapel that day to begin the new term. Please join us in welcoming Pastor Judd! 

Do you want to be a TED Talk Speaker?

TEDxLutherCollege is looking for brilliant, innovative, creative, local speakers who would like to share their ideas on our platform. Apply to be a TED Talk Speaker! Email <sactedxlc> if interested, and fill out the online form before Feb. 16. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

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>.

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 book discussion

Join CELT and your colleagues for coffee and snacks and a discussion of Cia Verschelden's "Bandwidth Recovery." We started discussing part one on Jan. 28. 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!

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.

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.


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, Feb. 5: Judd Larson
Friday, Feb. 7: Brad Chamberlain, candle lighting and prayer service in memory of Ben Blair
Monday, Feb. 10: Lise Kildegaard

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Feb. 5: Women's Basketball vs. Wartburg College, 5:30 p.m.; Men's Basketball vs. Wartburg College, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 6: Wrestling vs. Central College, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8: Men's and Women's Track and Field—Luther Invitational, 11 a.m.; Women's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2 p.m.; Men's Basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University, 4 p.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Feb. 4–Monday, Feb. 10!

SAC Entertainment: Magician Peter Boie Feb. 7

Magic may not seem real, but seeing a good magic show can make even skeptics question their convictions. Magician Peter Boie will perform his show "Magician for Non-Believers" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Marty's. The show combines original, mind-blowing magic, with a dose of humor. Tickets are $10. 

Faculty Artist Series: Unison Piano Duo Feb. 8

Internationally acclaimed duo, Xiao Hu and Du Huang, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Jenson-Noble, Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and will feature works such as Danse Macabre from Poëme Symphonique, Op. 40 by Camille Saint-Saëns; Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 23 by Johannes Brahms; and conclude with movements from The Nutcracker Suite by Peter Ilyich Tchaikowsky, arranged by Nicholas Economou.

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.

Here's My Story: On Friendship Feb. 12

Prospective college students are often told that they will meet lifelong best friends in college. While true for some, that's not the case for everyone. Join Luther community members as they share their stories of struggles and triumphs on developing and maintaining friendships in college and beyond at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the CFL Recital Hall. Reception to follow. Sponsored by Counseling Service and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

Commemoration of Toni Morrison by Terrion Williamson Feb. 13

This February, Luther is celebrating the life of Toni Morrison and other women writers of color in honor of Black History Month. The main event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, when Terrion Williamson, professor of African American and African studies at the University of Minnesota, speaks about the impact Toni Morrison made on today's society. It is open to the public with no charge for admission and takes place in Valders 206. 

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.


Welcome, new hires

Alejandra Cruz started her position as administrative assistant in the Center for Academic Enrichment on Jan. 30. Her office is Preus Library 108, telephone 387-1270.

Adam Lenehan started his position as coordinator of tutor and academic services (position formerly titled academic specialist and tutor coordinator) in the Center for Academic Enrichment on Feb. 3. His office is Preus Library 108, telephone 387-1688.

Michelle Boike starts her position as coordinator of access and student success (position formerly titled coordinator of disability accommodations and academic support) in the Center for Academic Enrichment on Feb. 5. Her office is Preus Library 108, telephone 387-1481.

Celebrations this week


Feb. 4: Julie Bakken
Feb. 5: Alex Smith, Thea Groth
Feb. 6: John Cord, Breann Woltzen
Feb. 7: Misty Rathbun
Feb. 8: Debbie Aske, Jon Thompson, Miles Clifton
Feb. 9: Aurelie Trampert, Kim Walters, Joseph Raymond


To Marjorie Wharton, associate professor emerita of music, on the death of her husband, Rev. George Wharton of Decorah, who passed away on Jan. 26. Service was held on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.


Administrative Assistant and Coordinator of Student Services in the Student Life Office (1.0 FTE) to manage the Student Life and Wellness office suite. High school diploma is required. Additional training in office procedures and word processing necessary. Three to five years of experience in comparable position in exchange for training. Must be self-motivated and able to handle difficult situations as they arise, as well as manage several tasks concurrently. Detail orientation essential.

Web Software Developer (1.0 FTE) to help with the development of our current projects and Luther's website. Working collaboratively with the Front-End Web Developer and ITS, and reporting to the Director of Marketing Operations, this role will troubleshoot and improve current back-end applications and processes for the Luther College website, improve the software by writing code, and modify the software to fix errors, adapt it to new hardware, and improve its performance.

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


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 sale: 2008 Dodge Dakota SLT Pickup, 4 wheel drive, silver in color, 155,000 miles. Please email <ihnspa01> for pictures and further information

For sale: House for sale by owner. Quality 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 2-car garage close to campus in sought-after neighborhood. 105 Crescent Ave. Call Donna Bahr, 382-4654.

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...

February is Black History Month! Take note of some upcoming, on-campus opportunities to celebrate: