Tuesday, Oct. 8

TUESDAY 10/8/2019

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Homecoming 2019 Thank You

The tradition continues... Homecoming this year was another success in spite of the rain! Thank you to everyone in our campus community who helped prepare for and host the 70 plus events and gatherings over the weekend. Your assistance allowed us to once again welcome home over 2,500 alumni and friends and create memorable Homecoming experiences. We really appreciate your hard work to make it a great Homecoming celebration! — The Alumni and Development Office


Staff Day Tuesday, Oct. 22

The event will begin in the Jenson-Noble Recital Hall (NRH). Doors will open at 10:45 a.m., with the Minute to Win It Showdown starting promptly at 11 a.m. A great lunch will be served at noon in Peace Dining Room. Promptly at 1 p.m., the main event will begin with keynote speaker Jenny Evans. An author and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, confidence and human performance, Jenny brings over 20 years of experience as a certified Exercise Nutritionist. "Jenny's events are active, engaging, high-energy, and life-changing – leaving audiences inspired, informed and on their way to leading a more productive life in increasingly demanding business environments." This event is funded through staff development and president's office funding. All staff should plan to attend. The final event is at 3 p.m. Previous Staff Excellence Award recipients will share a few highlights of their trips and President Ward will reveal the 2019 Staff Excellence Award recipients.

United Way campaign continues

Thank you to everyone who has donated to United Way, and congratulations to our first prize winner, Chelle Meyer, who won a 30-minute chair massage from Wellness. We are 15% of the way to our $13,850 goal. Continue to return donations to HR and help us do more to support Winneshiek County families and individuals. Next week's prize is a swag bag donated by Alumni and Development, the drawing for that will be on Friday.

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

Not Quite Free Lunch

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 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. The menu is tossed salad, penne, spinach and chicken bowl, garlic bread and dessert. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. Contact <wellness> with questions.

Oneota Market limited hours Oct. 22

Oneota Market will have limited hours on Tuesday Oct. 22 to allow their staff to attend the All Staff Day activities. Oneota will be open from 7:30-10 a.m. 

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.

Men's and women's soccer teams raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

The Luther College men's and women's soccer teams teamed up with the 2019 Soccer Vs. Cancer campaign to make a difference in the lives of those affected by pediatric brain tumors. On Saturday, Sept. 28, Luther hosted home games as the culmination of their fundraising event, during which they surpassed their fundraising goal of $5,000, raising $5,916 in total.

Luther College receives Mental Health Ministry Grant

Luther College received a $10,000 Mental Health Ministry grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. That money will be used by Counseling Services to expand services across campus with an emphasis on education and peer support with the creation of a NAMI Luther chapter, community mental health first-aid trainings, access to eye-opening lectures and Question, Persuade, Refer trainings that equip Luther and Decorah community members with the knowledge and skills to help someone experiencing thoughts of suicide.

Luther faculty, students to speak Oct. 15 at Luther College Woman's Club meeting

International connection and exploration will be the focus on Oct. 15 when Maren Johnson, Luther assistant professor of Nordic studies and Levi Bird '21 present "Reacting to the Past," and siblings Hallie Johnson '23 and Erik Johnson '20 explore "Teens' Perspective on Scandinavia and Europe." The meeting takes place at 1:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room in the Union. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m.

Luther College hosts DMC Design Thinking Workshop

Destination Medical Center and Mayo Clinic piloted their Design Thinking Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 3. With the intent of exposing people to design thinking, entrepreneurship and collaboration, representatives from Mayo Clinic fostered an environment of innovation.  Luther students, faculty, staff and Decorah community members spent time thinking about how things could be for people with various disabilities. Small groups came up with various ideas and proposed new solutions to current problems.

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 was held on Friday, Oct. 4, where the 2019 recipients received 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.

Luther Serves Oct. 12

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 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. 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 12:30-1 p.m. Tuesdays 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>.

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>.

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.

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 a.m.–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.

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>.

Book Shop News

Did you forget Boss's Day? Well, we have cards for you in the Book Shop to purchase for your wonderful boss. (Boss's day is Oct.16) While you stop in the store, pick up a Halloween and Thanksgiving card for someone special too.

Advent Calendars
Advent calendars have arrived in the Book Shop. Grab them before we sell out.

New Luther Jazz CD
The 2019 Sketches of Sounds, Luther Jazz CD is now available for $15.00 in the Book Shop. Online orders are available too.

New Consignment Item
Luther Alumni, Marla Sluiter '79 has created TARNISHNOT bags for trumpets and flutes. Stop in and check them out!

New book
'A View from the North Country,' a collection of recent essays, short stories and poems written by Jerry Johnson, retired Luther director of public information, is now available at Luther Book Shop. The new book is the sixth in a series of anthologies about life in the North Country of the upper Midwest. 


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. 9: Sean Burke
Friday, Oct. 11: Kristin Swanson, Nordic Choir
Monday, Oct. 14: Andi Beckendorf, Ringers (tentative)

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Women's Soccer vs. Loras College 5 p.m., Men's Soccer vs. Loras College 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11: Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12: Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Luther Invitational 11 a.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Flupalooza, 9:30 a.m. Union, William's Lounge
Thursday, Oct. 10: Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Reading and Discussion Group, 9:40 a.m. Valders Room 242; Biology Colloquium: "Using Clickable Substrate Mimics to Illuminate Phospholipase D Activity within Mammalian Cells," Tim Bumpas '15, 9:45 a.m. Valders Room 206; Fall Career Fair, 10 a.m. Union Main Lounge; Emeriti Colloquium: Dale Nimrod: "Enrico Fermi: Understandable Aspects of Nuclear Fission," 3 p.m. Shirley Baker Commons; Farwell Distinguished Lecture: Rebecca Traister, "Good and Mad," 7 p.m. CFL Main Hall
Friday, Oct. 11: SPIN Theatre Caberet, 6:30 p.m. CFA Jewel Theatre; Guest Recital: Soo Goh '00, clarinet, 6:30 pm. Noble Recital Hall; SAC Concert: Quinn XCII, 8 p.m. Regents Center
Saturday, Oct. 12: Fall Luther Serves, 9 a.m., Decorah; Faculty Artist Series: Evan Mitchell, voice, 4 p.m. Noble Recital Hall; Center Stage Series Performance: Jayme Stone's Folklife, 7:30 p.m. CFL Main Hall
Sunday, Oct. 13: Faculty Artist Series: Peter Hart, sax, 8 p.m. Noble Recital Hall

Farwell Distinguished Lecture: Rebecca Traister 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 CFL Main Hall. 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. 

SAC Concert: Quinn XCII 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.

CSS: Jayme Stone's Folklife Oct. 12

The Center Stage Series presents Jayme Stone's Folklife at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the CFL Main Hall. Jayme Stone is a musician, composer, producer and a banjo master. His latest album, Jayme Stone's Folklife, brings together a variety of accomplished folk musicians who breathe new life into a treasury of old songs, remaking them for modern ears. Tickets are on sale through Luther's Ticket Office and may be purchased online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu, or [email protected] or by calling (563) 387-1357.  

Yam Haus headlines Rock the Commons 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 questions about the event.

Pop-Up Improve Workshop Oct. 13

Pop-Up Improv, a performance ensemble improvising in and around the Twin Cities, is hosting a workshop 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Pop-Up is a collaboration between Luther alumni and Minneapolis based artists. The workshop will be held in the CFA, Studio 1. This workshop on improvisation cultivates the embodied feeling state of saying yes as a way to build skill as an ensemble and strengthen the continuity of groupmind. Participants should bring clothes to move in and a playful spirit. The workshop is open to the public for a $10-20 sliding scale fee, and is free to Luther students. To reserve a space email <[email protected]>.

SAC Cinema: 'Us' Oct. 25

SAC Cinema presents "Us," from the mind of visionary director Jordan Peele. A showing will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Valders 206. Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Then it does.

Student Recitals

Oct. 12
Senior Jackson Churchill will perform a trombone recital at 2 p.m.

Oct. 13
Senior Grace Huber will perform a voice recital at 2 p.m.
Senior Blake Weitzel will perform a voice recital at 4 p.m.
Juniors Shanna Liu, piano and Frances Marshall, voice will perform a recital at 6 p.m.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.


New positions

Yarrow Pasche started her new position as director of women's track & field and cross country on Oct. 1. Her office is Regents 212, telephone 387-1282.

Steve Pasche started his new position as director of men's track & field and cross county on Oct. 1. His office is Regents 209, telephone 387-1589.

Celebrations this week


Oct. 8: Nathan Ersig
Oct. 10: Bach Fosaaen
Oct. 11: Luisa Sanchez de Deras
Oct. 12: Kris Agena, Daina Bond, Brenda Ranum
Oct. 14: Heather Armstrong, Christina Vrtis


Oct. 11: Wintlett Taylor-Browne, 20 years
Oct. 15: Joni Rollinger, 35 years 


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.

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.


David Faldet's "The Arts and Crafts Movement and Norwegian-American Identity" appeared in the summer/fall 2019 issue of "Useful and Beautiful," a publication of the William Morris Society in the United States.


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: Lillebaby Complete 6-in-1 baby carrier in good-used condition. For children 7–35 pounds (birth through toddlerhood). Blue with an elephant print on the front panel. Purchased in 2016 and used with one child. Has a few marks from child sucking on the straps. One seam at the bottom of the panel has been repaired. $50. Contact <fonsma01>.

For sale: Charlie Banana and BumGenius pocket diapers in used condition. Lot of 26 diapers and 63 microfiber inserts. Most have shadow stains from use, but have lots of life left. I replaced the elastics earlier this year, so they are all ready to go. $100. Contact <fonsma01>.

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


And finally...

By Robert Frost

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.