Tuesday, Oct. 1

TUESDAY 10/1/2019

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Homecoming week 

Join in the Luther Homecoming festivities Thursday–Sunday, Oct. 3-6. From thought-provoking lectures and concerts, to the Luther Tailgate before the big game, to the Harvest Festival and an Outdoor High Ropes Challenge Course, there is something planned for everyone. For the full Homecoming 2019 schedule visit www.luther.edu/homecoming/schedule.

Impact of Giving Annual Report 2018-19

"Generosity connects past, present, and future." We are pleased to share with you our Impact of Giving Annual Report. This report highlights the impact of the generous support of our alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Luther, and represents activity during our fiscal year, June 1 - May 31. We value your investment in our mission and extend our sincere thanks for entrusting us with your support. 2018-19 Impact of Giving Annual Report (PDF). With profound gratitude, The Luther College Development and Alumni Relations Office

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 at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1. 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 received an email message on Monday, Sept. 30, 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.

Legends Closing at 2 p.m. Oct. 11

Legends Fitness for Life Center will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 for SAC Concert preparation.

Nottingham program information session

Do you know any sophomores who might be interested in spending next year in Nottingham, England?  Please tell them to come to an information session at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Larsen 120.  Last year's program leaders, Rachel and David Faldet, as well as next year's program leaders, Victoria and Robert Christman, will be there along with representatives from the CGL.  

Distinguished Service Award winners announced

Luther College President Jenifer K. Ward is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Service AwardThis year's recipients are Michael Anderson '99, Karen Austad '64, Steven Berry '74, Jennifer Clark Nelson '94, Richard Staff '69, Carl Stecker '79 and Carol Tomer '79. A Celebration of Distinguished Service will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, where the 2019 recipients will receive their awards.

Request for 2020 Distinguished Service Award nominations

The Honorary Degrees Committee seeks Distinguished Service Award nominations for 2020 and beyond. Any Luther faculty, staff or emeriti can recommend a name for consideration. Department heads are encouraged to discuss nominees within your departments. Nominations should be accompanied by as much documentation as is available and sent to the Office of the President, Attention: Sally Ming.

Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) are given each fall at Homecoming. Alumni who are selected generally receive the award during an anniversary year of their graduation. For the fall of 2020, the committee seeks nominees from classes ending in “0” or “5” who have graduated at least 20 years ago. Luther’s online alumni directory can be a useful tool. Use the advanced search feature to sort by class year and major. 

Distinguished Service Award criteria:
1.       Meritorious service in one’s profession, society, church, or community
2.       Loyalty and service to Luther College
3.       Fidelity to the ideals of Luther College
4.       Timeliness of the award (during their reunion year)

Thanks for helping identify deserving candidates for recognition.

Support United Way Campaign

Luther's giving has declined by more than $9,000 from 2013 to 2018. Please help us reverse that trend and increase giving to $13,850. Return donations to HR. If you choose to donate by mail or online, please denote Luther College as your employer. Help us do more to support Winneshiek County families and individuals. As an extra incentive to giving, donors will be entered into a raffle for prizes throughout the campaign.

Communion servers needed for Homecoming worship

College Ministries is seeking faculty and staff to assist the Luther Congregation as ushers and communion servers for Homecoming Festival Eucharist on Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. in the CFL. Contact <ministry> if you can serve this coming Sunday morning.

Luther Serves

Staff and faculty are invited to join the Luther Congregation for Luther Serves, a morning of community service to assist area residents with yard work and household chores. Volunteer teams will work the morning of Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All work is done on a volunteer basis with donations divided between local and global ministries. Go online for the Luther Serves Sign Up. 

Nap Chapel

Now on campus, Nap Chapel. Led by Vicar Amalia Vagts, Nap Chapel will occur on Tuesdays from 12:30-1 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. Consider this your "half hour of power nap," a guided 10-minute renewing nap in a sacred space. You are welcome here. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Vicar Amalia <vicaramalia>. 

WALKTOBERfest Challenge

This challenge is open to all current Luther College employees. The goal is to increase your daily step count to 10,000 by the end of the month. The challenge starts on Oct. 1 so register and get walking!

The fall of the Berlin Wall

The German Program invites the Luther and Decorah community to a commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall (Nov. 9, 1989). Were you in Germany in 1989? Did you personally experience the fall of the Wall? Has it impacted your life? If so, please share your story. We are asking for pictures and/or stories to be presented at an afternoon event on Nov. 8. Please contact Sören Steding <stedso01>.

Queer theory reading group

A queer theory reading group of faculty, staff and community members is forming and planning to begin meeting next week. If you would like more information, e-mail Jimmy Hoke <hokeja01>.

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.

Fall Career Fair Oct. 10

10 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Union. Encourage students to stop by and visit with the 45 organizations about their internships and full-time opportunities. Students should bring copies of their resumes with them and dress professionally.

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>.

Health Service Big Flupalooza Event Oct. 8

Did you know the flu season can begin as early as October? Don't Delay! Get your Flu Shot Today! Health Service will host the annual FLUPALOOZA 9:30–4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Williams Lounge! Flu vaccine will be free for all students! Staff and Faculty can pay $25 cash or check and receive a receipt for reimbursement. Encourage students to protect themselves and our Luther community from the flu! #FightFlu #GetAFluVax.

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.

Paideia 450 proposals

Proposals for new Paideia 450 courses for the 2020-21 academic year are due on Oct. 25. The form can be found here.  If you have an idea for a course and need a collaborator, or have questions about the course requirements, please contact <reedmaka>.

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 <paideia>.

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.

Book Shop News

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


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
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. 

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-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 using 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, 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.


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, Oct. 2: Anne Edison-Albright
Friday, Oct. 4: Margaret Herz-Lane
Sunday, Oct. 6: Homecoming Sunday Morning Worship: Mike Blair
Monday, Oct. 7: Gather Morning Morning Praise: Mike Blair 

Home sporting events

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Women's Soccer vs. UW–Eau Claire, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 4: Volleyball vs. Loras College, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 5: Women's and Men's Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet, 11:00 a.m.; Football vs. Central College, 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 6: Men's Soccer vs. UW–Superior, 2:00 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Fall Plant Giveaway, 9:30 a.m., Valders Greenhouse; Guest Recital: Tyler Hendrickson '08, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Wednesday, Oct. 2: SAC Homecoming: Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., Marty's

Thursday, Oct. 3: Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Reading and Discussion Group, 9:40 a.m., Borlaug Room, Union; Local Candidate Forum, 7 p.m., Valders 206; Religion Forum Lecture: Dr. Robert Shedinger, "Religion, Science, and Evolution: Confessions of a Darwinian Skeptic," 7 p.m., Olin 102; Faculty Artist Series: Norse Brass, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Friday, Oct. 4: Careers in the Arts Panel, 4 p.m., Atrium, Center for the Arts; SAC Homecoming: Jazz Night, 8:30 p.m., Marty's; Theatre Performance: Lunatics, 9:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre, CFA

Saturday, Oct. 5: Biology Colloquium: "Vitamin D: Super-Size Me!", Karen Hanse, '89, M.D. & M.S., 11:15 a.m., Valders 206, Contact Improvision Jam, 1 p.m., Studio One, CFA; Theatre Performance: Lunatics, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Jewel Theatre, CFA; Movement Fundamentals 4 Phases Practice, 2:30 p.m., Studio One, CFA

Sunday, Oct. 6: Homecoming Concert with Concert Band/Nordic Choir/Symphony Orchestra, 1:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Focus Evening Worship, 8:00 p.m., CFL Main Hall  

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 3-6: For a complete list of Homecoming events, visit luther.edu/homecoming/schedule.

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 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 from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Union. 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 Bob Shedinger at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 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.

Rebecca Traister to give Farwell Distinguished Lecture Oct. 10

Rebecca Traister, writer for the New York Magazine and contributing editor at Elle, will give the 2019 Farwell Distinguished Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Main Hall of the CFL. Traister's latest book, "Good and Mad," is the cornerstone of her lecture during which she will speak to the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. A book signing will follow the lecture. 

Quinn XCII concert Oct. 11

SAC Concerts is excited to announce that Quinn XCII will be performing for the fall concert! With his ability to seamlessly blur the lines between pop, electronic, hip-hop and soul music, he has quickly paved his own lane with his unique sound. The show will be on Friday, Oct. 11 in the Regents Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for the public and can be purchased online and in the ticket office.

Yam Haus headlines Rock the Commons on Oct. 12

Minneapolis based indie pop band, Yam Haus, headlines this years Rock the Commons event, co sponsored by KWLC and SAC entertainment. The event takes place from 2–5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Benthdahl Commons (Marty's cafe if it rains). The event will include a variety of performances by Luther students, as well as a free CD giveaway. Please contact Dirk Umbanhowar <umbadi01> with further questions about the event. 


New positions

Addison Sadler started her position as admissions counselor on Sept. 16. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261B, telephone 387-1398.

Celebrations this week


Oct. 1: Amanda Bailey, Anne Bulliung, Michael Chesher
Oct. 2: Kayla Austin, Matt Bills, James Martin-Schramm, Bryce McIlravy, Even Mitchell, Virginia Strauss
Oct. 3: Britt Rhodes, Shafqat Shad
Oct. 4: Doreen Bidne, Toby Cain, Renee Gunderson
Oct. 5: Jane Hawley, Stacy Henning, Vicky Jaeger
Oct. 6: Ken Larson, Shayla Van Hal
Oct. 7: Aaron Nordheim, Julie Trytten  


Oct. 6: Melissa Flack, 5 years 


To Loren Bronner and family on the death of his father-in-law, Claire Anderlik, who passed away on Sept. 28. Memorial services are pending at this time.


Student Employment Coordinator (1.0 FTE): Responsible for coordination and payroll of on-campus and off-campus employment according to federal regulations and established college policies. High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Minimum of three years administrative or program management experience and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google apps is required.

Custodial Staff (1.0 FTE): General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s). Hours will generally be 7 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Monday–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 has a chapter on the concept of Sehnsucht in the October-release book "An Ecotopian Lexicon" published by Univ of Minnesota Press. To pre-order or check out the teaching guide click here.  


Lost: Blue jean jacket. LTS/Long Tall Sally label on the inside. Contact <amy.weldon> if you've seen it. 

For rent: Spacious 2nd floor (with elevator) light filled condo apartment for rent Nov. 1 (or negotiable). Two bedrooms, two baths, walk in closets, two car heated garage, generous storage space, available guest bedroom/bath and deck on to green space. $1,100/per month plus utilities. 5 blocks from Luther. No smoking. No pets. Contact Carol at 612-710-3960 or Mike Harman at Harman Reality at 380-9136 for a showing in the next three weeks.

For sale: Blue 2004 Toyota Camry, 106,000 miles, original owner. $5,200. Contact <fittonro>.

For sale: Pasture-raised lamb. Going to the locker Oct. 14, whole or half available. Contact Julie, 419-3248 (call or text) or <stromjul>, with inquiries.

For sale: Secluded home on 4+ acres of land. Move-in ready 4 br/2 bath home; large kitchen and spacious dining and living rooms, cozy sun room. Many updates, including hickory cabinets, new windows and screened-in porch. Ample 2 car garage plus utility garage, black-topped driveway, lots of outdoor play space. Decorah school district. Just minutes from downtown, 3/4 mi. to bike trail. 1784 Whitetail Rd. Contact <magnusde> or call 382-4423 for viewing.

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.

For hire: If you are in need of house cleaning call Sharon Hovey at 379-6070.

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! 


And finally...

"I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." -Anne of Green Gables