Tuesday, Feb. 18

TUESDAY 2/18/2020

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Rochester programs update

We are excited to share an update one week into the launch of Luther's new Rochester Semester program. Also noteworthy is that both KTTC and KIMT news stations in Rochester picked up the story and interviewed our students for stories that recently aired.

  • After a summer and fall of internship development as well as preparing students, we are thrilled with where they have landed. Fourteen students, with nine majors represented, will be spending 20+ hrs/week under the direct guidance of a major researcher, director, or executive in diverse environments. They will also engage with community leaders and non-profits through their coursework.
  • There are 22 applications for the 2020-21 year in progress, but we need everyone's help in sharing the opportunities of this program to complete next year's class. The deadline for both semesters is March 1.  Informational sessions will be held at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 20, in Valders 262.
  • We would greatly appreciate it if you could help us ensure that students are aware of this new program.  Please emphasize to any students that you engage with that this program is open to all majors.
  • Luther leased and furnished a floor in a housing community in downtown Rochester, and it offers unprecedented opportunities for our students year-round, including during J-term (no additional cost) and the summer (economical rates). However, any Luther student seeking Rochester housing for a summer job or internship needs to notify us as soon as possible, as any open summer rooms will soon be filled by Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellows.

Many thanks to everyone for helping to make this new program a success!

February Board of Regents meeting update

Luther College faculty and staff should have received a message from President Ward and Board Chair Wendy Davidson on Monday, Feb. 17, with an update about the February Board of Regents meeting. Faculty and staff who did not receive the update should contact <catherine.dyer>.


Open house for National TRIO Day Feb. 28

All are welcome! The Luther College TRIO Achievement Program is celebrating National TRIO Day with an open house on Friday, Feb. 28. Please drop by the office (Preus Library lower level) anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a treat and a chance to win a prize. TRIO is a federally-funded student-retention program that helps first-generation and income-eligible students make the most of their college experience and reach their potential.

Tuesday submission reminders

A reminder to the Luther community that posts submitted to the Tuesday should stick to a 75-word limit, should be relevant to a Luther staff and faculty audience and should be submitted via the Tuesday submission form. The deadline to submit a post is 3 p.m. the Friday before you'd like your post to appear. A post can run for a maximum of two issues, please plan accordingly.

Federal income tax withholding form update

The IRS released a new Form W-4 for 2020. Significant changes were made to the form, and the Payroll Office strongly encourages all employees to use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to see if they should submit a new W-4 form. You will need your year-to-date 2020 earnings statements from Norse Hub. If you have another job and/or are a two-income family, then you will need all other relevant year-to-date pay advices as well.

The Tax Withholding Estimator will help you complete a new W-4 form, if necessary. If you do not submit a new form, then your federal tax withholding will continue to match your year-to-date earnings statements on Norse Hub.

Questions about 2020 federal income tax withholding may be answered by the Tax Withholding Estimator Frequently Asked Questions list. Updated W-4 forms, if necessary, should be submitted to the Payroll Office, 387-1135.

Student summer employment notice

Luther College has opportunities for students looking for summer employment. Applications may be found in the Office of Human Resources (Main 25) or on the HR website. A list of open positions is available there, as well. Applications should be completed and returned to the Office of Human Resources (Main 25) by April 3, 2020. Students returning to Luther for Fall 2020 are eligible to apply. This includes seniors who are student teaching a ninth semester in Fall 2020 or graduating seniors who are taking summer classes. Please encourage students to turn in applications as soon as possible. Positions will be filled quickly. If you have any questions, please contact Summer Employment at <hr> or call 387-1116 or 387-1134.

New housing option, Multifaith House

Next year there is an opportunity to live in a newly designated house, the Multifaith House! This is an intentional living, learning, leadership and service community for students who are curious about faith and connecting across different faith traditions and core convictions. If you have any questions, email Pastor Annie at <edisan01> or text her at 715-204-4105.

Latinx Panel Feb. 27

A panel of Luther College students and faculty who self-identify as Latinx will share their experiences in the Luther community. Panel members will discuss how we might cultivate a more inclusive campus climate and enhance student success in a time when Latinx college enrollments continue to increase.  Everyone welcome with reception to follow. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the CFL Recital Hall. Sponsored by Latines Unides and CEPE.

Eight week spiritual reflection group

Using Richard Rohr's book, "The Universal Christ," we will explore forgotten teaching on Christ and learn contemplative practices as a tool for a deeper way of being. Mondays 6:45-7:45 p.m. in CFL 205. Begins Feb. 24. Led by Nathan Elsbernd '23 and Vicar Amalia. Pre-commitment required; limited to 12 participants. Please contact Vicar Amalia <vicaramalia> for information or to register.

Admissions Office seeks outstanding student workers

The Admissions Office is looking for outgoing and energetic students who love talking about Luther and sharing their experience with prospective students. Please encourage your current first-years, sophomores and juniors to apply for the Student Ambassador program by directing them to submit an application online through our Admissions Application. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.

New from Preus Library

The Research Help Desk now takes appointments! If your class is working on a research assignment, help us spread the word about this new option. Visit the appointments website. Contact the desk at <refdesk> or 387-1163 if you have questions.

Preus Library is looking for feedback

As part of a project to review and update a set of online research help resources known as Guides, we're asking faculty to take this brief survey to help us gauge your awareness and use of the Guides in your teaching. Your valuable feedback will guide our plans for promoting and creating these resources going forward. Thanks in advance! Contact Amanda Jenkins <jenkam01> with questions.

Second summer camp fair Feb. 20

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Union. There will be different camps attending this fair that were not at last week's Summer Camp Fair. Camp representatives will be there to visit with students about summer job opportunities!

Luther Baseball 'Bitty Ball' Camp

For boys and girls in grades Pre-K-2nd grade, 1-2 p.m., Feb. 16. Fee is $15 and each participant gets a t-shirt or hat! Come and learn from all of our Luther Norse baseball players! Register online.

February CELT programming

February CELT programming has started. Highlights include conversations about running effective discussions, constructing rubrics and decolonizing your syllabus. Don't forget that applications for Teaching Partnerships and our newly launched Faculty Learning Communities are due this month. Finally, the Bandwidth Recovery book group meets today at 4:15 p.m. More copies of the book are available. 

Donate your redeemable cans and bottles to Habitat for Humanity

The Luther College chapter of Habitat for Humanity is collecting redeemable cans and bottles. Proceeds will go towards our spring break service trip (emphasis on SERVICE) and will also be shared with Winneshiek County Habitat. If you would like to donate, please let us know via email, <habitat>, and we will find a way to pick them up. Thank you so much!  

CEPE Book Group: Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop

In the aftermath of a senate impeachment vote that saw just one senator cross party lines, can American democracy still function? Lee Drutman argues that the electoral system in place in most states pushes us towards polarization and makes compromise impossible. He suggests that states could implement different forms of voting that might encourage the development of a multi-party system built on coalitions and compromise. Sign up for the book group to discuss these ideas. Facilitated by Eric Baack.

Luther College Woman's Club to meet Feb. 18

Four Luther students from diverse backgrounds will present "This Is Me," while Deanna (Rude) Casterton '91, director of the Luther Book Shop, will present "The Ever-Changing Textbook Landscape" at the next meeting of the LCWC, Tuesday, Feb. 18. 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.

Book Shop news

Autographed books
If you missed Terrion Williamson's lecture on Feb. 13, no worries. Stop in and purchase an autographed copy of her book, "Scandalize My Name."

Alumnus new book spotlight
Congratulate Brian R. Marten '72 on having his first book published, "Three Raven Gate." Stop by the Book Shop for a peek, and a chance to purchase his book.

Sami Schalk book signing Feb. 25
Author, Sami Schalk, with be giving the CEPE Guest Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the CFL Recital Hall. She will be signing her book, "Bodyminds Reimagined," after the lecture. The books are available currently in the Book Shop, and will be available for purchase at the event.


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, Feb. 19: Works by Octavia E. Butler presented by Lindsey Row-Hayveld
Friday, Feb. 21: Works by Audre Lorde presented by Sandhya Purohit Caton
Monday, Feb. 24: Gather Morning Prayer

Ash Wednesday Services Feb. 26

Ash Wednesday at Luther College includes two opportunities to hear readings and prayers for the day and receive the imposition of ashes: during chapel in the Main Hall of the CFL at 10:30 a.m., and at the ecumenical Ash Wednesday service with St. Benedict's Catholic Parish in the Main Hall of the CFL at 7 p.m. At the evening service, President Jenifer K. Ward will preach, and Pastor Annie Edison-Albright and Father Don Hertges will preside at a full worship service with Holy Communion.

Home sporting events

Saturday, Feb. 22: Women's Basketball vs. Coe College, 2 p.m.; Men's Basketball vs. Coe College, 4 p.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Feb. 18–Monday, Feb. 24!

'Disability as expertise: The need for integrating disabilities studies into the professionalization of rehabilitation service providers' Feb. 20

Devorah Shubowitz will share how rights-based rehabilitation research and the expertise of disabled populations is critical for providing a holistic, collaborative and just approach to physical therapy care for all bodies. Shubowitz has worked as a physical therapist for over 20 years and holds a PhD in anthropology from Indiana University Bloomington. The event takes place at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Olin 102. Sponsored by WGST and CEPE.

Faculty Artist Series: Heather Armstrong Feb. 22

Heather Armstrong will present a woodwind chamber music recital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Jenson-Noble Recital Hall. The recital is in collaboration with music faculty Michael Chesher, clarinet; Thea Groth, bassoon; Carol Hester, flute; and Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano. The program includes Bike Ride and Tip Toe, and Alyssa Morris's woodwind quartet, Motion. The remainder of the program will feature oboe, flute and piano trios by Andrey Rubtsov, Jean-Michel Damase, and, in honor of Black History Month, William Grant Still. For more event details visit the music deptartment website. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Annual Benefactors Organ Recital Feb. 23

The Annual Benefactors Organ Recital, an annual recital that features organists of international caliber, will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Main Hall of the CFL. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. This year the recital will feature Marilyn Brattskar, '78, who is currently serving as musical assistant for spiritual life at the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland, while on sabbatical from her position as cantor at Holmen Church in Asker, Norway.

Faculty Artist Series: Beth Ray Westlund Feb. 25

Beth Ray, mezzo-soprano, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Jenson-Noble Recital Hall. Joining Beth are fellow Luther music faculty Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano and Rachel Storlie, soprano. The recital will feature art songs by Reynaldo Hahn and Johannes Brahms, Cole Porter songs, operatic arias from Gluck's Orfeo and Mark Adamo's Little Women, and a duet from Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking. For more event details visit the music department website. It is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Music That Makes Community Feb. 27-29

Feb. 27-29, Luther College Ministries will host Music That Makes Community, a national non-profit group focused on community singing and song leading. Music That Makes Community will hold several events during their residency for the Luther and Decorah Communities. The public is invited to participate in song and a potluck 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in Shirley Baker Commons. On Saturday, Feb. 29, MMC will hold a one-day workshop for those interested in learning to improve their paperless and group song leading skills. Tuition costs will range from $35 to $100. Scholarships are available for students. Register online. Contact <vicaramalia> with questions.


Welcome, new hires

Zachary Carney started as an assistant football coach on Feb. 17. His office is Regents Center 14B, telephone 387-1724.

Celebrations this week


Feb. 18: Jan Cordell, Molly McNicoll
Feb. 20: Kate Elliot, Matt Hammen, Larry Sikkink
Feb. 21: Megan Schwenneker
Feb. 22: Paul Frana, Candy Ode
Feb. 24: David Huinker


Staff Collaborative Pianist to provide piano accompaniment, .75 FTE, nine month, regular staff position with duties beginning Sept. 1, 2020. Bachelor's degree is required as well as a demonstrated record of success as a collaborative pianist with substantial and significant vocal and instrumental repertoire. Also required is excellent sight-reading skills and the ability to learn new repertoire quickly. MM in piano or collaborative piano and familiarity with German, French and Italian language/diction preferred.

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.


Andy Hageman published a review essay of a new academic monograph on the TV series Twin Peaks published in the TV Milestones series from Wayne State UP.


For sale: 2016 15" Mackbook Pro (with touch bar) for sale. It's in like-new condition. Works wonderfully. Specs: 2.6GHz Quad-Core i7, 16GB of Ram, 256GB SSD, Radeon Pro 450 discrete graphics card. $1200 OBO. Contact <lurtaa01>.

For sale: 30 lb bag (brand new, unopened) Blue brand dog food, adult large breed, chicken and brown rice.  $49.99 (receipt available). Included free, four cans Blue brand dog food, various flavors. Molly is on a new diet, so much for advanced planning. Contact <pauljess>.


And finally...

Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. To commemorate the Presidents' Day holiday yesterday, here are some unexpected facts about the habits, social practices and defining characteristics of our commanders-in-chief.