Tuesday, March 3

TUESDAY 3/3/2020

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HR Updates

1095-C forms are out
Human Resources has generated 2019 Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage 1095-C forms. Employees who elected to receive those online can log in to NorseHub to view, and all other employees should have received a copy via campus mail last week. If you did not receive a form or have questions, please contact Matthew Bills at <bills> or 387-1189.

TIAA webinars
TIAA hosts monthly webinars through its interactive Live Webinar Lounge at www.tiaa.org/webinars. This innovative resource offers users 24/7 access to a wide range of live and on-demand webinars, tools, calculators, and articles on a variety of financial topics. Live webinars to help employees boost their financial know-how

Be considerate of those with fragrance and food sensitivities
Please help us to accommodate our fellow students, faculty and staff that have sensitivities to various chemical-based, scented products or to food allergies. Scented products such as hair spray, perfume/cologne, body sprays, air fresheners and diffused essential oils can trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, nausea, headaches and migraines. Please refrain from bringing nuts or peanut butter products into the classroom, as well, as we have had some situations with allergic reactions in the classroom. Contact Marsha Wenthold, director of human resources, 387-1415, with questions.

Not Quite Free Lunch March 10

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 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 garden salad. chicken parmesan, spaghetti, zucchini saute, garlic bread and dessert. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. Contact <wellness> with questions.

Wilderness First Aid training

Are you wild and adventurous at heart? Keep yourself and others safe in the backcountry by registering now for Wilderness First Aid March 14–15, at Luther College. This in-depth weekend training provides valuable skills and knowledge on how to handle most backcountry emergencies. To register, contact Emily Neal, <nealem01>. Cost is $250, open to the public. Student and faculty/staff discounts available.

CSA share program

Hungry for fresh fruits and vegetables? Spring is on the way and with it comes one of the best Luther College employee perks around...your very own CSA share (veggies and fruits galore). Sign up now for your favorite CSA share program and enjoy local produce all summer and fall. Luther Employees receive a reimbursement on the shares you buy. Learn more and sign up online.

Dining Services Customer Loyalty Survey

We would very much like to know what you think of Luther's dining program. To gather your very important feedback, we have created a short customer satisfaction survey. Each person who completes a customer satisfaction survey will be entered to win a coupon book with a $50 value! The survey takes approximately seven minutes to complete. The survey link will be open through March 14, 2020. Thank you, in advance, for your participation and valuable feedback. We look forward to serving you!

Sign up for a March wellness screening

During 2020, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. There are only a few spots left for the Tuesday, March 10, blood screenings with Gunderson Health Systems here on campus. Contact <wellness> to sign up for one of the remaining spots or to get a time for the April screening.

CEPE Book Group

"Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Women and Class in Academia" offers a look into the struggles that women of color face within higher institutions of learning. Sign up to read this collection of essays organized into five themes: general campus climate; faculty/student relations; social class, tokenism, and the search process; tenure and promotion; and networks for allies and mentors. Three meetings in April facilitated by Chontel Syfox. Sponsored by CEPE and Dean's Office.

Luther Spring Gospel Sunday

All are welcome to participate this weekend, March 7–8, with Luther's Gospel Choir, no previous experience necessary. A rehearsal will be held from 3–5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Jenson Noble Choir room. The Rev. Dr. Alisha Jones will direct the choir along with Kaleb Krzyszton. The choir will help lead Gospel Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 8, in the CFL Recital Hall. 

Thanks from TRIO

Thanks to everyone who celebrated National TRIO Day by stopping by the TRIO open house last Friday. It was an awesome day of food, fellowship and fun! Congratulations to door prize winners Anne Edison-Albright, Eddy Atwell and Sarah Crose. TRIO is a student-retention program that helps first-generation and income-eligible students make the most of their college experience and reach their potential. The program, which has benefitted Luther students since 1973, currently serves 194 participants.

Prescribed fire and burn crew training session March 11

Interested in being on Luther's prescribed burn crew? Attend a training session at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in Valders 262. You will learn about goals for using fire in our woodlands and prairies, and about fire safety and responsibilities while on a burn. All students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to participate. Email Molly McNicoll, <mcnimo01>, with questions or to learn about other events on the natural areas.

Speed limit

Please observe the posted speed limit of 15 MPH on campus roads. With Luther being a residential campus, there are many times that streets are used for walking and running. One benefit of a 15 MPH limit is that drivers should be able to react to pedestrians in a safe manner. Speed limit signs are posted at campus entrances.

Crosswalk reminder

Many campus crosswalks, but not all, are permanently identified by red stamped concrete. Per Iowa code, "The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection." The Luther Vehicle Regulation Manual states, "Drivers are to yield to pedestrians at all times." Please follow these regulations while driving.

Music class for grades K-6th

Registration is open for Wednesday morning group music classes through the Luther College Community Music School. This program is open to youth in grades K-6th and meets at Decorah Lutheran Church 8–8:45 a.m. Wednesday mornings. The spring session runs March 4–May 13 (no class on March 25). Cost is $40 and is free to Decorah Lutheran Church Members. Register online. Email <LCCMS>.

Creative Movement Classes through Luther Dance program

Luther College Dance program announces Creative Movement Classes for children in kindergarten through third grade. The goals of these classes are to foster creativity, freedom and expression through movement. All classes will be taught by Luther College dance students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 in the Center for the Arts, Studio One. No registration needed. $10/session per child. Dates are March 3, 5, 10, 12, and 31. April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, and 30. Come move with us! Contact <hawleyja> with questions.

Elementary reading tutors

Students majoring in elementary education are looking to offer free tutoring for children who could use extra support in reading. Any child in K-5 who could benefit from 1–2 hours per week with work on phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and spelling is most welcome. Tutoring would be from March 9–May 15. Please contact Barb Bohach in the education department by March 1, <bohachba> or 387-1547. Limited space is available.

Spring Career Fair March 5

Please encourage all students of all majors looking for an internship, full-time employment or a chance to network, to attend the Spring Career Fair 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Dahl Centennial Union. Over 40 organizations will be attending. Some companies will be signing students up at this event for future interviews. Sponsored by the Career Center.

Erdman Prize Competition

Let your students know that the Erdman Prize "Pitch-Off" is back for another exciting round of competition between student established businesses. Prizes are one $6,000 scholarship and two runner-up awards of $3,000, awarded to students of any year or any major who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills during their student years at Luther College. The application and more information can be found here. Applications due before 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 6. Finalist presentations, judging and awards all during the Student Research Symposium on May 8. Questions? Contact Erin Ryan <ryaner01>.

Study abroad scholarship opportunities

Have students who are studying abroad in the 2020-21 academic year? Encourage them to apply for the following two scholarship opportunities: The Olga Fischer-Proehl Scholarship provides $3,000 to a female International Studies major studying abroad and The Melin and Melin-Brownell Scholarships provide $7,500 each to two students studying abroad in Africa, with preference given to sub-Saharan Africa. Application forms can be picked up at the CGL. Application deadline March 9. Email Elizabeth Finanger <finaeliz> with questions.

Krahn Family Student Life Service Award ($1000 award)

Nominations for this award must be current sophomore and junior students who have demonstrated a strong contribution to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College. Any student, faculty, or staff member may nominate a student. This award is designed to recognize a student who makes a positive impact to student life. This $1,000 award is expected to be over and above any financial assistance a student receives. The nomination form can be found here: https://www.luther.edu/studentlife/awards/. Nominations are due by March 20, 2020.

Kuh Family "Positively Luther" Award ($5000 award)

This award is given each year to a student whose character, leadership, and participation in co-curricular and other educationally purposeful activities enhance the quality of campus life. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a demonstrated need for financial assistance. This $5,000 award is expected to be over and above the financial aid package offered by the college. Application for the award can be found here: https://www.luther.edu/studentlife/awards/. Applications are due March 20, 2020.

Book Shop news

Autographed books
If you missed the Sami Schalk book signing on Feb. 25, it's not too late to pick up a signed copy of her book, "Bodyminds Reimagined."

Book signing
Author, Judy Shepard will be lecturing as part of the "Hope Over Hate" lecture series on Tuesday, March 3, in the CFL Main Hall. After the lecture she will be signing her book, "The Meaning of Matthew". Her book is currently available in the Book Shop and will be available at the event, too.

Professor new book spotlight
Please congratulate Robert Christman on his newly published book, "The Dynamics of the Early Reformation in their Reformed Augustinian Context."

St. Paddy's Day greeting cards
Don't forget to send your leprechauns' cute greeting cards for St. Paddy's Day, March 17!


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, March 4: Judy Shepherd, Nordic Choir
Friday, March 6: Char Kunkle, International Women's Day, Norskkor
Monday, March 9: Gather Morning Prayer

Home sporting events

There are no home athletic events this week.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, March 3–Monday, March 9!

'Hope Over Hate' lecture: Judy Shepard March 3

Judy Shepard, author of "The Meaning of Matthew" and co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will speak of losing her gay son to a hate crime in 1999, and the ways in which grief became action. 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the CFL Main Hall. "Hope Over Hate" lectures are sponsored by CEPE and Campus Programming.

'Hope Over Hate' lecture: Pedro Lopez Vega '17 March 5

Pedro Lopez Vega '17 will share his experience of the Postville ICE raid, and his triumph over trauma, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the CFL Recital Hall. "Hope Over Hate" lectures sponsored by CEPE and Campus Programming. 

Ethnic Arts Festival March 7

Luther will celebrate the Ethnic Arts Festival 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Regents Center North Gym. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission, and there will be food available for purchase. This year's festival will feature a 12 p.m. presentation by William Quackenbush of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Additional activities include a Culture Fair, student performances, henna hand art, hair braiding, and children's activities. We hope you will join us at this family-friendly event to celebrate the many cultures represented here at Luther.

CSS: Catapult March 7

Center Stage Series presents Catapult at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the CFL Main Hall. A finalist on America's Got Talent, this shadow-illusion dance troupe has received international acclaim for its athleticism, artistry, and imagination. Tickets are available at 563-387-1357, tickets.luther.edu, or at the Center for Faith and Life Box Office.

Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture March 10

Anita Carrasco will present a lecture titled, "Culture As Resistance in the Chilean Andes: An Indigenous Community's Fight for Their Rights and Recognition in the Face of Mining" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the CLF Recital Hall. Carrasco's talk focuses on the Likantatay, an urban indigenous community in Calama, a mining town in the Atacama Desert. This is the final Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture of the 2019-20 series "Resistance and Resilience." A reception in Qualley Lounge will follow the lecture.

CSS: 'Seeds' March 14

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, the Center Stage Series presents "Seeds," a theatrical reenactment of the tumultuous seven-year battle between a Canadian farmer and the biotech corporation, Monsanto. "This play is so much more than a documentary drama about a court case," says Kristen Underwood, director of campus programming. "Porte Parole Theatre Company makes it both thrilling and theatrical and we leave the theatre still grappling with big ideas." 

Women, Faith, and Finance Seminar April 3

On Friday, April 3, Luther is hosting the 16th annual Women, Faith, and Finance seminar at the Hotel Winneshiek. Women of all ages are invited to come and learn more about money and relationships, wills and powers of attorney, investing, and identity theft. Cost is $30, bring a friend and each save $5. All paid registrants receive their choice between two resource books. Register at luther.edu/wff or email <lovellje> for more information.


Celebrations this week


March 3: Abby Specht
March 4: Nan Hibbs, Joram Mutenge
March 5: Derek Hartl, Michael Elliott
March 6: Paul Mattson, Kerith St. Louis
March 7: Jessica Jepsen-Rupp


March 4: Nancy Dietzenbach, 35 years


Full-time custodial staff floor crew position. The floor crew custodial staff member maintains floors in academic and residential buildings. Will work with floor care machinery, carpet extractors, floor buffers and floor machines. General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s). Hours will generally be 10:30 p.m.–7 a.m. Sunday evening through Friday morning. Must be able to read sufficiently to follow instructions, ability to mix appropriate chemical dilution ratio and understand directions for use. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.

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.


Congratulations to juniors Kim Chham and Levi Bird, who have been selected to represent Luther College as Peace Scholars in Norway this summer. The Peace Scholar program provides funding for two students to study for a week at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, followed by five weeks at the International Summer School at the University of Oslo.

David Njus and Lexi Scharmer '16 published the article "Evidence that God Attachment Makes a Unique Contribution to Psychological Well-Being" in The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.

Orçun Selçuk and Astrid Arrarás (Florida International University) published their chapter "Autogolpe en Turquía (2016-2018): Lecciones del Perú" as part of an edited volume La derecha como autoritarismo en el siglo XXI by Armando Chaguaceda and Luis Duno-Gottberg.


For sale: 2000 Toyota Echo, 185500 miles, good condition, dependable. $1000. Contact Todd and Tabita at <greeto02>.


And finally...

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."

—Charles Dickens