Tuesday, Sept. 10

TUESDAY 9/10/2019

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Reading and discussion group: Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts

Faculty and staff are invited to continue the conversations about race, racism and anti-racism on campus through a reading and discussion group on the readings from the Council of Independent Colleges' Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute.

The readings can be accessed on a KATIE course site called "Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts." Faculty have been automatically enrolled in the KATIE course. In order to access the readings, staff should send Courtney Schott <schoco01> a request to be added to the course.

The readings are divided into eight sets corresponding to the group's eight meetings from 9:40-10:50 a.m. on Thursdays, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, and 11/21. The group will meet in the Borlaug Room in the Union (except for 10/17, when we will meet in the Hovde Room in Preus Library). Refreshments will be served. To register for each individual reading and discussion group meeting, go to the Dean's Office web page and scroll down to "Upcoming Events."

Thank you from the Sophomores on the Commons Committee

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the second annual Sophomores on the Commons a success! We especially want to thank the teams from facilities services, dining services, campus programming, residence life, visual media, and multimedia for the behind the scenes support and the 100 faculty and staff volunteers who hosted sophomores at the dinner. It was exciting to see so many people from across campus come together to celebrate and support Luther sophomores.


Presidential Inauguration

President Ward's inauguration ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, with activities occurring on Friday and Sunday as well. Karen Martin-Schramm is the inauguration project manager. Her email is <kms>, phone 387-1051.

Parking notice

On Saturday, Sept. 14, Luther will host the All American Cross Country meet on campus. In addition, that day is the first home football game and Fall Community Day. As a result there will be considerable traffic and parking congestion in the area of Regents Center starting at about 6 a.m. that morning and into the early afternoon. Buses delivering teams to the event will be asked to park in the Barn lot and the City Pool lot so these lots will be restricted to bus parking only starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. Students who usually park in the Barn lot may park in any student or general parking area on the main campus through the weekend.

Staff Meeting dates and times for 2019-10

Staff, please plan to attend either a Wednesday or Thursday meeting each month.

  • 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.11, and 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12
  • Oct. 22 - Staff Day (Watch for announcement about time and place)
  • 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14
  • Dec. 11 - Holiday celebration at 9 a.m.
  • 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, and 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9
  • 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13
  • 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, and 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 12
  • 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, and 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 9

Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing Workshop, hosted by TIAA

Smart investing starts with a solid grasp of the basics. The more you know, the better prepared you are to make informed investment decisions. TIAA's workshop leader will highlight different types of investment options available as you make choices for your financial needs. Join us on 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the CFL Recital Hall. Save your spot today! RSVP by calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. (CT). Register now.

Tax Withholding Estimator

Luther employees are encouraged to use the Tax Withholding Estimator to review their withholding for 2019. This review is especially important for anyone who faced an unexpected tax bill or a penalty when filing a 2018 return or who experienced a major life change in 2019. Updated W-4 forms should be submitted to the payroll office. Contact <payroll> with questions. 

CEPE hosts PLENtalk:  Immigration Law Literacy Sept. 11

Join the CEPE for the screening of a webinar hosted by Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) in DC. Immigration attorney Jodi Gill will discuss the laws impacting immigration policy, while debunking some of the most common immigration myths. Bring your lunch! Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Olin 214.

Table Talks for faculty

"Table Talk" is the name given to a collection of Martin Luther's sayings around the dinner table recorded by his students. Table Talks at Luther College are an opportunity for faculty to gather to talk about teaching and learning, faculty life and higher education. Every Wednesday, faculty will receive a reading via the flist, typically an article or opinion piece from The Chronicle of Higher Education or Inside Higher Ed. On the following Tuesday faculty are invited to gather for an informal discussion about the article and the issues it raised, 4:15-5:15 p.m. in the Borlaug Room on the first floor of the Union. No registration is required. Just come and join the conversation.

Adobe CC Change

Starting this fall faculty, staff and students need to sign in to use Adobe Creative Cloud applications (e.g. Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere) on lab/classroom/podium computers. Choose to "Sign in with an Enterprise ID," using your Luther email address. This will be implemented on faculty/staff computers by mid-November and is due to changes in the Adobe licensing model. For details, visit Adobe Creative Cloud

Zook and Logsdon speak at Luther College Woman's Club meeting Sept. 17

Learn how to tap into solar energy and reduce landfill waste. Joel Zook will present "Power from the Sun," and John Logsdon will speak on "Recycling Our Resources" Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. 

Aquatic Center hours through Sept. 22

Monday: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday: 6-9 a.m.*, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

*There will be limited lane space on Friday mornings from 6-7 a.m.

Wind Turbine Site

Students, faculty and staff are reminded that Luther's wind turbine is located on private property. As the turbine is on private property, that also hosts an active quarry; please do not hike into the property for safety reasons. Hiking around the turbine without permission is considered trespassing. The Center for Sustainable Communities would be happy to arrange tours of the wind turbine. Contact <sustainability>.

Emeriti Colloquium Sept. 12

All members of the Luther community are invited to attend the Emeriti Colloquium at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 in Baker Village Commons. The topic will be "Dance and Movement for those 70+," led by Jane Hawley.

Open Education Resources and Textbook Affordability at Luther

Are you concerned about textbook affordability for your classes? Do you want to explore ways to expand student access to course materials? Open Education Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning materials that are distributed under an open license that permits free use and repurposing by others. Come for light refreshments and a chance to learn more about OERs with Freeda Brook and Holly White, 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Hovde Lounge.

CEPE Book Groups

Prepare for Rebecca Traister's visit in October by reading her "best book of 2018 selection," "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger." Find many other titles, including two more with authors coming to campus. Faculty, staff, students and community members can learn more and sign up online for discussions to start soon! Books provided. Offered by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

Brown Bag Lunch book discussion on Childfree Movement author Dr. Amy Blackstone Sept. 27

Dr. Blackstone, professor of sociology at the University of Maine, will participate in a lunch hour book discussion facilitated by Nora Myint, WGST student, noon-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in Mott/Borlaug. The author will focus on publicly engaged gender scholarship and her new book "Childfree by Choice," where she delves into the childfree movement from its conception to today, exploring gender, race, sexual orientation, politics, environmentalism, and feminism, as she strips away the misconceptions surrounding non-parents and reveals the still radical notion that support of the childfree can lead to better lives and societies for all. The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and WGST programs are sponsoring this event. Register online to receive a copy of the book, or drop in for conversation only if unable to read the book.

Davis Projects for Peace

Luther has been invited to participate in the summer 2020 Davis Projects for Peace. Since 2007, Luther students have carried out summer peace projects in seventeen different countries around the world. Please spread the word that Luther students (working alone or in groups) interested in designing and implementing their own grassroots projects for peace are encouraged to submit proposals of three-pages or less by Jan. 13, 2020. Each project selected receives funding of $10,000. For additional details and to receive application information, students can contact Jon Lund, <lundjon>.

Document Center, new wide-format color printer

The Document Center would like to announce the arrival of a new wide-format color printer. The printer change has moved us up from a dye based four-ink system to a pigment based 12-ink system, which has greatly increased the quality of the prints and our paper choice options. We currently carry a thicker matte paper, a gloss paper, and a polyester-cotton blend canvas; we are open to discuss options for other media types. Please contact the Document Center with any questions about costs or how to place an order for a large print or poster.

Reading and discussion group for Luther staff, 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi

"Homegoing" is a historical fiction novel that follows descendants of an Asante woman named Maame; a captivating story line that has the reader reflect on how a person's opportunities are affected by where, when and who they are born. Tricia Crary, administrative assistant for College Ministries will facilitate the discussion on two dates, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 during shadow block (9:40-10:50 a.m.) in Hovde Lounge. You may sign up on the CEPE website. All group members will receive a free copy of the book that is theirs to keep. Come enjoy refreshments and conversation with your Luther staff colleagues.

Family Weekend 2019

Plans are underway for Family Weekend 2019, Sept. 20-22. Please review the online schedule and make sure your event details are listed accurately. Kindly submit corrections to the schedule before Friday, Sept. 13. Questions about Family Weekend can be directed to Sue Drilling (x1100) in the Development Office. Thank you!

Mark your calendars! Staff Day 2019 Oct. 22

This year, part of the annual Staff Day includes a staff talent show. Please fill out this form before Sept. 13 if you want to participate.

$5 Friday lunch in the Caf

Every Friday, starting Sept. 6, is now $5 Friday for faculty and staff to eat lunch in the Caf!

Women's Basketball Junior Norse Clinic

The Luther College Women's Basketball team is offering four weeks for girls in 1st-5th grades to join them for Junior Norse clinics. The clinics will be held on Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Regents Center North Gym. Dates are Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 10. Register online.

Not Quite Free Lunch Sept. 10

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. Our first menu is tossed salad, Korean BBQ Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Bowl and dessert. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. Contact <wellness> with questions.

Fall wellness chair massages

Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for $20/15 minute chair massages, paid by cash, check or card at appointment or booking, from 1-5 p.m. every Monday afternoon! Chair massages can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Visit the wellness event calendar for more information and to sign up.

Book Shop News

Luther professor book spotlights
Give a round of applause to Todd Green! Todd's 2nd edition of "The Fear of Islam" has been released and is now for sale in the Book Shop.

Please congratulate William Moorcroft, professor emeritus of psychology, on his new book, "Mindfulness for Insomnia." The book is available for purchase in the Book Shop.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Sept. 11: President Jenifer Ward, faculty ensemble
Friday, Sept. 13: Nancy Barry
Monday, Sept. 16: Jim Martin-Schramm

Home sporting events

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Women's Tennis vs. University of Dubuque, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 12: Volleyball vs. Augsburg College, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14: Cross Country Luther All-American Invitational, 11:30 a.m.; Football vs. St. Olaf, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15: Women's Tennis vs. Coe College, 1 p.m.; Women's Soccer vs. College of St. Scholastica, 1 p.m.; Men's Soccer vs. College of St. Scholastica, 3 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Sept. 10: "RACE: Are We So Different?", 5 p.m., CFA Atrium; Faculty Artist Series: Deborah Gover, voice, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Thursday, Sept. 12: Moon Festival Party, 6:30 p.m. Farwell Hall 8th floor lounge; "The Evolving Role of Sport in Developing Resilience" with Dave Mitchell, 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall
Friday, Sept. 13: Latines Unides Dance, 7 p.m., Marty's
Saturday, Sept. 14: Faculty Artist Series: Jonah Elrod, composition, 4 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Center Stage Series Performance: The Passing Zone "Saves the World!", 7:30 p.m., CFL

"RACE: Are We So Different?" Sept. 10

Luther presents the exhibit "RACE: Are We So Different?" as an educational opportunity and the kick-off event to a year-long conversation on racism. Experience the opening of the award-winning exhibit 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the CFA atrium. The original "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit is housed in the Science Museum of Minnesota, but now Luther is inviting the campus community, local schools and the public to visit a condensed version of the exhibition. It will be open, by appointment, through the fall 2019 semester. 

The Evolving Role of Sport in Developing Resilience Sept. 12

How can we ensure youth develop resilience? Historically, organized sports have played an important role in helping participants develop methods to cope with loss, injury and self-doubt. Sports also provide a platform to practice goal setting, positive self-talk and mental toughness. Join head wrestling coach, Dave Mitchell, for a discussion of the role of sports in building resilience and producing other life-long benefits at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the CRH. Reception to follow. Sponsored by the CEPE.

Moon Festival Party Sept. 12

The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, held on the 15th day of the eighth month in Lunar calendar, is a popular harvest festival celebrated in China and other Asian countries. This year, it falls on Sept. 13. Co-sponsored by the Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Department and Asian Student Association and Allies, a Moon Festival Party will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Farwell Lounge on the eighth floor. This is a public event open to everyone. Come to enjoy delicious moon cakes and fragrant tea. You will have a fun time playing various games and learning about Chinese culture.

Fall Community Day Sept. 14

Luther College invites alumni, parents and friends of the college to join its annual Fall Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 14, for a full day of food, fellowship, fun and sports. The day begins with the Community Day Picnic at Regents Center Circle Drive from noon-1:30 p.m. catered by U-2 BBQ. At 2 p.m. Luther football faces St. Olaf College for a home game on Legacy Field at Carlson Stadium. The combined price for the picnic and admission to the football game is $6 per adult, there is no cost for children. Registration is required to attend the picnic and can be completed online.

CSS: 'The Passing Zone' Sept. 14

The Passing Zone "Saves the World" is the premier event of the 2019-20 Center Stage Series season and will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. From the Tonight Show to America's Got Talent, Luther alumnus Jon Wee '88 and Owen Morse are the hilarious duo who take juggling to a surprisingly dangerous level in an effort to "save the world." Watch as these five-time Guinness World Record holders and 18-time International Jugglers' Association gold medalists attempt to save the world through awe-inspiring stunts and side-splitting laughter. Tickets can be purchased at the Luther Box Office, tickets.luther.edu.

Guest lecture: Youth and Class Struggle in 1970s Mexico Sept. 18

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Herrera-Calderon from UNI will be presenting "Youth and Class Struggle in 1970s Mexico" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the CFL Recital Hall. Herrera-Calderon will speak on the relationship between class and armed resistance in 1970s Mexico. He explores how working-class youth established themselves into a powerful political force against the authoritarian Mexican state. The event is co-sponsored by the History Department and Latines Unides. 

'Road Trip' art exhibit now-Oct. 5

A 40-piece exhibition of landscape artwork titled "Road Trip" is being staged at the CFL beginning Sept. 1 and ending after Luther's Homecoming the first weekend in October. Road Trip features work by artist and Luther alumnus, Christopher Cudworth, in acrylic, pastel and watercolor with many of the works mounted in antique window frames. Cudworth is a 1979 graduate of Luther College and lives in North Aurora, Illinois. 


Welcome, new hires

Tyler Vaughn started his position as assistant baseball coach intern on Sept. 1. His office is Regents Center 230C, telephone 387-2990.

Celebrations this week

Sept. 10: Caleb Padilla, Heidi Snell-Anderson
Sept. 11: Sharon Frana
Sept. 12: Denise Janechek, Ben Moore, James Scullin, Nicholas Shaneyfelt, Heather Richmond
Sept. 13: Judy Schnitzler
Sept. 16: Kenda Franzen


To the friends and family of John Bale, emeritus professor of English, who passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah with Pastor Amy Larson officiating.


Administrative Assistant in the Office for Financial Services (0.75 FTE): Six hour per day, benefit-eligible. High school diploma is required, degree in business from a community college preferred. Two years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

Director of the Career Center (1.0 FTE): Director to report to the Vice President and Dean for Student Life and visibly and collaboratively engage with the key departments and programs to ensure students are poised for success in their transition from Luther into life and career. In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Integrated Academic and Career Development, the Career Center staff, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, employers and friends of Luther College, the director is responsible for initiating, overseeing and expanding opportunities and resources designed to support students' self-sufficiency in the career development process. The director champions students to develop the skills and habits needed for vocational discernment and professional readiness. A Master's or PhD degree or equivalent in college student personnel, counseling, higher education or a related field, with special knowledge of career development process and principles related to outreach and marketing is required. A minimum of four years' experience in college career development services (required related academic, student life or business experience may be considered); supervisory experience strongly preferred.

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


Gregory Peterson presented an organ recital at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, Washington on Aug. 16 as part of the cathedral's 2019 Summer Concert Series.


Wanted: Do you still have an old Paideia reader or advising mini binder sitting around gathering dust? I can put it to good use! Please contact Amy Engelsdorfer at <amy.engelsdorfer> or 563-419-0166 (leave a message if I don't answer) if you have 1" black mini binders that can be used by the Decorah United Methodist Church.

Rideshare needed: Need a ride to Minneapolis for two people on Thursday morning Sept. 12. Call Kuhlman at 419-8570.

For sale: Total Gym Home and Fitness Machine. Used for strength training, stretching and pilates. Includes all parts, cables and manual with 80+ exercises and workout routines. Well maintained and in very good condition. Asking $50. Pictures. Contact Matt at <hughesma> or 382-5383.

For sale: Three bedroom, two full bath home for sale located two blocks from downtown Decorah. $169,500. For photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6Dqvf3zTYAUdiZuG7. Contact <[email protected]> for information about the many improvements made from 2008-19.

For rent: Four bedroom, two and a half bathroom house in family orientated neighborhood in Decorah. Walking distance to downtown, close to grocery store and schools. Fully remodeled master bath with large soaker tub. Huge kitchen with fridge, stove and dishwasher, dining room and living room with hard wood floors. Basement has a family room, half bath, washer and dryer hook ups and storage area. Large detached two stall garage and front covered deck. $1250/month rent. Call 563-379-1768 or text with questions.

For rent: 1977 ranch style two bedroom house with full basement, attached double car garage on E Broadway available immediately for rent. $1200/month. Please call or text: 380-5364.


And finally...

"September" by John Updike 

The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.