Tuesday, Sept. 24

TUESDAY 9/24/2019

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Inauguration Weekend Nov. 1–3

On Friday, Sept. 20, faculty and staff should have received an email invitation to the inauguration of President Jenifer K. Ward. Information regarding her inauguration is available on the inauguration website. The entire community is invited to participate in the weekend activities and no RSVP is necessary for the Saturday, Nov. 2, inauguration ceremony. Faculty are invited to process. The theme of the inauguration is "Always Becoming." Faculty and staff that did not receive the invite should contact <catherine.dyer>.


Christmas at Luther ticket notice

Current faculty, staff, emeriti and non-performing students may secure tickets online for Christmas at Luther 2019: Whom Angels Greet with Anthems Sweet starting Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. For detailed information, please check out the Christmas at Luther ticketing webpage. Tickets may also be secured in person at the Ticket Office. Faculty, staff and emeriti will receive an email message on Friday, Sept. 27 with the promotional code that will unlock the buying option online. Students will need to sign in to their Audience View account to claim their ticket. Priority status exists until Oct. 8, when ticket sales will open to alumni and parents of students not performing.

UPDATE–Staff Day 2019 Oct. 22

The date stays the same, but the activity is changing! Gear up for Staff Day 2019, which will now include a Minute to Win It Showdown. All staff will have the opportunity to be competitors or the best cheerleaders in the crowd. Competitors will participate in a series of 60-second kooky, creative and fabulously fun challenges.

Directory notice

Preparation for the print version of the 2019–20 Luther College faculty-staff directory has begun. Faculty and staff should review their current information in the online directory and report any changes to title, office address, office phone number or Luther email to HR, <hr>.

Windows update Oct. 1

ITS will begin issuing a major Windows update to applicable faculty/staff workstations on Oct. 1. If your workstation is affected, you will be notified in a separate email and you’ll have the option to choose when the update occurs in consultation with your supervisor. Contact the Technology Help Desk if you have questions.

Paymerang partnership in Accounts Payable

The Office for Financial Services has partnered with Paymerang to make AP disbursements, including employee reimbursements. The next time an employee submits a reimbursement request to AP, they will receive an email from [email protected] asking them to enroll to receive payments from Paymerang. Questions about enrolling should be directed to [email protected] Questions about the college's partnership with Paymerang should be directed to Andrew Bailey, <bailan01> 387-1697. Paymerang is secure, efficient and limits the college's exposure to fraud.

Requesting suggestions for Summer Read

The Paideia Planning Committee invites your suggestions for the 2020 Summer Read. The book should be no longer than 300 pages, be accessible to incoming college students and offer rich discussion possibilities on topics that matter. Email your suggestions to [email protected].

Last call for the 2019–20 season of Lifelong Learner Seminars

Our seminars offer people the opportunity to enjoy the academic programs at the college and engage in meaningful scholarly dialogue and study. Each seminar lasts for one month (four Wednesday sessions from 9 a.m. to noon) during October, November, February and March. Total cost for each seminar is $30. The program includes morning refreshments, coffee and tea. Class size is limited. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 27.

New York Times online and mobile subscription

Preus Library and the Student Senate continue to provide all students, faculty and staff complimentary access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps. Visit the registration page to create an account or recertify an existing account. Contact Freeda Brook <fbrook> with questions.

Aquatic Center hours beginning Sept. 23

Monday: 6–9 a.m.*, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:15–9 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: 7:15–9 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 Monday and Thursday mornings from 6 to 7:15 a.m.

Be considerate of those with fragrance sensitivities

Please help us to accommodate our co-workers who have sensitivities to various chemical-based or scented products. Human Resources asks for everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to accommodate their health concerns. 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. Faculty and staff are asked to refrain from use of these products in campus spaces. Questions? Contact Marsha Wenthold at 387-1415.

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 to 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.

Phi Beta Kappa meeting at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Hovde Lounge

Are you a member of Phi Beta Kappa? Join us for the first meeting of the semester at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Hovde Lounge. We welcome all faculty, staff, emeriti and alumni Phi Beta Kappa members to gather with us as we set out on a new year of programming. Contact Marie Drews <drewsmar> with any questions.

ITS Tip of the Month: Google Calendar "working hours"

Google Calendar recently turned on the “working hours” feature for everyone. Take a moment to review the working hours setting in your calendar and either disable it or manually set new hours. If you didn’t have specific working hours set in the past, Google tries to guess, and that guess might be wrong. Get directions online. Contact the Technology Help Desk if you have questions.

Luther College Community Music School Registration

Youth choir (Soda Club): community choir for youth in grades K–8. Soda Club meets on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran from Sept. 23 to Nov. 18. The group is led by Luther professors. Group classes meet on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church for youth in grades 1–6. (Bus transportation is available for 1st-2nd graders). Fall session runs Oct. 9–Dec. 11. The classes are led by Luther music education students. Register online. Claire Thompson, LCCMS coordinator, <lccms>.

Calling all world travelers!

Join students from the International Studies program for our open house, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, Olin 214. Students will share stories from their recent study abroad adventures, and answer questions about Luther's International Studies program, a major or minor that allows students to explore their interests in any corner of the world.

Bishop emeritus of Jordan and the Holy Land to spend a week at Luther College

Bishop Munib Younan, bishop emeritus of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, will be on campus for a weeklong residency with Luther College and the Decorah community, Sept. 26–Oct. 1. Younan will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the CFL Recital Hall, open to the public with no charge for admission. More info about additional opportunities to meet Bishop Younan available on the College Ministries website.

Book Shop News

Homecoming Hours
Saturday, Oct. 5
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, October 6th
9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Valders 206, Linda LeGarde Grover, professor of American Indian studies at UMD will give a lecture on, "Sweetgrass and Storytellers: Creative Narratives of Ojibwe Women's Lives." Copies of her books will be sold at the Book Shop and at the event.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Olin 102, David Faldet, professor of English, will be speaking on his new book, "King: A Mystery." A book signing will follow the lecture. Books will be sold before and after the event and are currently available in the Book Shop.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Olin 102, Robert Shedinger, professor of religion, will be delivering a lecture on his new book, "The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms: Darwinian Biology's Grand Narrative of Triumph and the Subversion of Religion." A book signing will follow the lecture. Books will be sold before and after the event and are currently available in the Book Shop.

Homecoming Book Signings

Saturday, Oct. 5
9–11 a.m.: Dave Ellingson '69
11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Ellen Wonderlin '84
11 a.m.–1p.m.: Amy Weldon, associate professor of English
1–3 p.m.: David Faldet 79', professor of English

Sept. 24 and Oct. 1
1–3 p.m.: Eric Hustvedt ’69 will be signing (as publisher) the book "Zen Slaps from a Cancer Warrior" by the late James Hockings ’69.

Bleed Blue Fridays

Start twinning with the turf, matching the mats and blending with the banners. Make every Friday a #BleedBlueFriday by joining fellow staff, faculty, students and alumni in wearing blue to show off your Luther pride!


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Tony Perez Soto
Friday, Sept. 27: Bishop Munib Younan
Monday, Sept. 30: Asha Aden, Interfaith Storytelling  

Home sporting events

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Women's Tennis vs. Loras College, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Men's Soccer vs. UW–Whitewater, 5:00 p.m.; Women's Soccer vs. UW–Whitewater, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28: Women's Soccer vs. Central, 2:00 p.m.; Women's Tennis vs. Upper Iowa, 3:00 p.m.; Men's Soccer vs. Central, 4:30 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Faculty Diversity at Luther College, 9:40 a.m., CFL Recital Hall; Paideia Text & Issues Lecture: Martin Klammer: "Steve Biko: Black Consciousness as Resistance to the Apartheid State." 7 p.m., CFL Recital Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Linda Grover, "Sweetgrass and Storytellers: Creative Narratives of Ojibwe Women's Lives", 7:00 p.m., Valders 206; Research Recital: Jonah Elrod, Julia Ferris, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music 

Thursday, Sept. 26: Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Reading and Discussion Group, 9:40 a.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Borlaug Room; Graduate/Professional School Day, 10:00 a.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Main Lounge; Guest Lecture: Bishop Munib Younan, 7:00 p.m., CFL Recital Hall; A Fiction Reading: "King: A Mystery" by David Faldet, 7:00 p.m., Olin 102; You're Not Alone Documentary Screening & Discussion, 7:00 p.m. Valders 206

Friday, Sept. 27: Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion with Amy (MacLaughlin) Blackstone '94, 12:00 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Mott/Borlaug Room; SAC Homecoming: Comedy Sportz, 7:30 p.m., Marty's; Faculty Artist Series: Amy Engelsdorfer, 7:30 p.m., Noble, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Saturday, Sept. 28: Preview Day, all day, Dahl Centennial Union; Guest Recital: Tara Meade '08, 4:00 p.m., Noble, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; Center Stage Series: Russian Renaissance, 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall

Sunday, Sept. 29: Positivity Rocks, 1:00 p.m., Preus Library Lawn; Faculty Artist Series: Shayla (De Jong) Van Hal '16, 4:00 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Focus Evening Worship, 9:00 p.m., CFL Main Hall  

Graduate/Professional School Day Sept. 26

Is graduate school in your future? Plan to attend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Dahl Centennial Union. More than 40 colleges/universities will be attending! Stop by and visit with the representatives about their programs.

You're Not Alone documentary screening and discussion Sept. 26

Everyone is invited to join Counseling Service, Active Minds and Social Work Association in viewing the documentary, "You're Not Alone" from the Kids in Crisis series. Focusing on youth mental health, the film shares the story of four young people, including one Luther College student, Barrett Poetker. Discussion will follow. Thursday, Sept. 26 7–8:30 p.m. in Valders 206. It is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Presidential Candidate Forum watch party Sept. 27

Join the Luther community for a watch party of the Presidential Candidate Forum on Mental Health taking place in Des Moines. The event from the Mental Health for US group will be live streamed Friday, Sept. 27 6–9 p.m. in Valders 206. Free pizza provided by the CEPE. The event is sponsored by Counseling Services, Active Minds and the CEPE

Faculty Artist Series: Amy Engelsdorfer Sept. 27

Dr. Amy Engelsdorfer, assistant professor of music theory and history, will present a flute recital on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Jenson-Noble Recital Hall. Entitled Nevertheless, We Persist, the recital features four modern yet very accessible works by contemporary female composers. The concert is open to the public with no cost for admission. 

SAC presents ComedySportz Sept. 27

Student Activities Council is bringing ComedySportz to campus as an exciting part of the Luther Homecoming experience. This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, in Marty's. Tickets are $10 per person, on sale through the Box Office.

Preview Day Sept. 28

Registration is still open for high school juniors and seniors to attend Luther's Preview Day event and closes at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The day includes academic and student life sessions, a campus tour and lunch. The event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Center Stage Series presents Russian Renaissance Sept. 28

Russian Renaissance takes traditional folk music to the next level with modern, vibrant and enticing new sounds. Through electrifying performances of everything from tango and folk to classical and jazz, Russian Renaissance is redefining the possibilities of their traditional Russian folk instruments and captivating audiences worldwide. Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall. Tickets are available by calling 387-1357, online at tickets.luther.edu or by visiting the CFL Box Office.

Local Candidate Forum Oct. 3

The Luther College and Decorah communities will have the opportunity to talk with and question the people running to represent them in local government. Luther's annual Local Candidate Forum takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206. Candidates for Decorah City Council, Decorah School Board and Decorah Parks and Recreation Board have been invited to attend and answer questions submitted by the audience.

Design thinking workshop Oct. 3

Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to participate in a free design thinking workshop hosted by Destination Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. Participants in this workshop will learn the art of design thinking to address problems and create solutions in just 90 minutes. Learn how to take an idea from a raw concept to a workable solution in a fast-paced, hands-on workshop. For more information, talk to Lindsey Row-Heyveld <lrh>. Register here

Religion, Science and Evolution–Confessions of a Darwinian Skeptic, Oct. 3

Come to the Religion Forum with Professor Bob Shedinger on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in Olin 102. He will share aspects of his journey from advocate to skeptic in his new book, "The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms." Shedinger will explain why it matters how we understand the nature of religious thought and what it means to be a human in a dehumanizing world. A book signing follows. Sponsored by the Religion Department and the Luther Book Shop.

Fall Career Fair Oct. 10

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Dahl Centennial Union. Stop by and visit with the 45 organizations about their internships and full-time opportunities. Bring copies of your resume with you. Dress professionally!


New positions

Claire Thompson started her position as Luther Community Music School coordinator on Sept. 1. Her office is Koren 101, telephone 387-1301.

Celebrations this week

Sept. 24: Jeff O'Gara, Matt Wisher
Sept. 25: Ed Andereck, Samuel Crowley, Jake Dyer
Sept. 26: Gert Kamaus
Sept. 29: Jim Iverson, Dang Nguyen, Maria Smith
Sept. 30: Sean Burke, Paul Mullen 


To the family and friends of Martin Mohr, emeritus professor of English, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Wellington Place in Decorah. Martin is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hull Mohr, emerita professor of English, and son, Jonathan Mohr '91. Memorial services are pending at this time.

To Kevin Werges and family on the death of his mother, Deacon Elayne J. Werges, who passed away on Sept. 17. There will be a gathering from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage. Memorial services will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Rock Creek Lutheran Church, 3269 Foothill Avenue, Osage.

Thank you

Thank you to all who played a part in the programming for Family Weekend 2019. If you have ideas, comments or feedback regarding events, past or future, please contact Sue Drilling <drillisu> in the Development Office at 387-1100. Next year's Family Weekend dates are Sept. 25-27, 2020. Thanks again!


Custodial Staff (1.0 FTE): General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s). Hours will generally be 7:00 am to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.

Web and Digital Communications Content Fellow (.75 FTE): nine-month, 40 hours per week, responsible for managing the Web Content Bureau, which is the group of roughly 6–7 student workers who help maintain the Luther College website and online advertising for the college. Bachelor’s degree required along with strong communication skills and attention to detail.

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.


Andy Hageman published a co-authored roundtable on the film "Annihilation" in the inaugural issue of "Gothic Nature."


Wanted: Old towels. The anatomy lab is in need of your old towels of all sizes. They can be dropped off at Steph Fretham's office, 290H SHL. Contact Steph <frethams> with questions. Thank you!

For sale: West-side townhome. 1 BR with office/possible 2nd BR, 1.5 bath, 1,368 sq. ft. Updated kitchen with granite counters and high-end cabinetry & appliances. Large main bedroom with big walk-in closet. Main bath has heated tile floors, updated large vanity & granite countertop. Contemporary cement sink in powder room off kitchen. Updated flooring throughout. Basement storage, first floor laundry room, sunroom with heated floors, new efficient furnace & a/c. Contact [email protected] or 847-946-2015.

For sale: 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium. 72,000 miles. $12,900. Ice silver metallic exterior, black cloth interior. AWD, automatic. Certified pre-owned and still under extended powertrain warranty through Feb. 2020. Heated seats, panoramic moonroof, power driver’s seat, roof rails, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, 2 keys with remote entry fobs. New battery, plenty of tire tread and brake linings. It is up to date on recalls. The interior has been detailed. VIN is JF2SHADC7DH434565. Contact Steve: 612-325-3753.


And finally...

Are you registered to vote? Today is National Voter Registration Day, a national holiday celebrating our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in popularity every year since.

In 2018, more than 800,000 voters used National Voter Registration Day to register to vote across all 50 states.