Tuesday, Oct. 15

TUESDAY 10/15/2019

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Road construction

Next week road work will be happening around Luther's campus. Please make note of the following schedule:

  • College Drive will be closed for milling Monday and Tuesday from Luther's North Entrance south to Casey's. Asphalt overlay will happen Wednesday and Thursday. All work is weather dependant. Detour for local traffic will be through lower campus.
  • Ridge Road will have saw cutting on damaged areas the week of Oct. 21 and will be closed for construction from College Drive to Meadow Court starting Oct. 28.
  • North Street should be opened today, Oct. 18.

Library Fall Break hours

Fri., Oct. 18: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat.-Sun., Oct. 19–20: Closed
Mon.-Tues., Oct. 21-22: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 23: 8 a.m.–midnight

Lawn spraying Oct. 18

Luther will spray the lawns with herbicides to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors, and to control undesirable weeds on athletic fields. Weather permitting, the date for spraying is the evening of Friday, Oct. 18, with Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20, set as back up days as needed. In response to community requests, Facilities Services has established a no-spray "buffer zone" that will be observed around the pool lawn so that the play area for children is protected. Other no-spray "buffer zones" include the dike areas, edible landscape areas and the Sustainability House. Spraying will take place after normal work hours and on weekends. Questions can be directed to Facilities Services at <facilities>.

Residence hall trick-or-treating

Luther community members and their families are invited to trick-or-treat from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the three first year residence halls. Participating rooms will be identified by a pumpkin on the door. There will be crafts in the Brandt Hall lounge, cookie decorating in the Olson Hall Main Lounge and games in Ylvisaker. 

All Saints Chapel name submissions

All Saints Chapel will be 10:30–10:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the CFL. This annual All Saints Chapel is an opportunity to gather as a community to celebrate the joy of new life and grieve the loss of loved ones. We include name(s) of immediate family/household members who are born or adopted in the past year and those who have passed away since Nov. 1, 2018. Please send names to College Ministries so we can include them in our All Saints Chapel bulletin. Send names or questions via email to <ministry> or by phone 387-1040.

Tuition Benefit program deadline Nov. 1

Luther is pleased to offer its faculty and staff a benefit that is highly unique in today's workplace: higher education for one's dependents. The Tuition Benefit program has a three-step application process available online.

Deadlines are as follows:
Nov. 1: Applications due
Dec. 1: Finalized list of colleges due
May 15: Confirmation form due

For complete information about the process and an application form, see the HR benefits website. Contact Derek Hartl, <derek.hartl> or 387-1433, with questions.

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 the President's Office. 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.

October Admissions Events

Admissions is hosting three events in the month of October:

Thursday, Oct. 17, Preview Day, registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 15
Friday, Oct. 18, Preview Day, registration closes on Wednesday, Oct. 16
Friday, Oct. 25, Creative Arts Visit Day, registration closes on Wednesday, Oct. 23

Discount fitness trackers

Wellness has partnered with The Wellness Outlet to provide employees access to discounted activity trackers from retailers such as Fitbit and Garmin. Wearable activity trackers are a great way to track your activity levels and inspire motivation to reach your health and fitness goals. Learn more on how to access this benefit on the wellness website.

Luther Junior Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 26

Children in grades K-5 are invited to be a cheerleader for a day! Luther College cheerleaders will teach jumps, kicks, stunts and a fun dance that will be performed during halftime of the Luther home football game. The cost is $25, which includes a t-shirt and a mid-morning snack. Register your child here. Questions? Contact Kristin Padilla <padikr01>. 

Dining Dollars deal for staff and faculty

Did you know Luther faculty and staff can put dining dollars on their account? Dining dollars can be used anywhere food can be purchased on campus: Marty's, Oneota Market, Sunnyside Cafe, C-Store, Nordic Brew, Grab-N-Go, Peace Brunch and the cafeteria. Right now, buy $50 dining dollars for only $40! Fill out the online form. Act now, this offer is only good through Friday, Oct. 18. 

Annual music homecoming awards

Luther College is honored to present the Noble, Sperati, Presser and Hemp awards this 2019 Homecoming season. Dr. John M. Broman '69 is the Noble award recipient. Timothy Arnold ‘04, is the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Carlo A. Sperati award. Luther College senior, Jackson Churchill, of Duluth, Minnesota is the 2019 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award recipient.  Luther College senior, Luke Berkley, of Owatonna, Minnesota is the 2019 recipient of the Hemp Family Prize.

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

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.

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.

Book Shop News

Autographed Books
If you missed the Rebecca Traister, Farwell Distinguished Lecture on Oct. 10, we have autographed copies available for purchase

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 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. 16: Father Don Hertges
Friday, Oct. 18: Gather Morning Praise, Aurora
Monday, Oct. 21: No Chapel, fall break

Home sporting events

Saturday, Oct. 19: Women's Soccer vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University 11 a.m., Men's Soccer vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University 1 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 15: School Performance: Sugar Skull, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. CFL Main Hall; Paideia Text & Issues Lecture, 7 p.m. CFL Recital Hall; Democratic Debate Watch Party, 7 p.m. Valders 206; Faculty Artist Series: Andrew Whitfield, voice, 8 p.m. Noble Recital Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 16: Material for the Spine, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. CFA Studio One; Learning to be Latino Reading Group, 5 p.m. Preus Library, Hovde; CEPE Panel Presentation: "Here's My Story", 7 p.m. CFL Recital Hall

Thursday, Oct. 17: Preview Day, all day in the Union; Biology Colloquium: "Trophic cascades in agricultural landscapes: indirect effects of landscape composition on plant biomass", Tania Kim, Ph. D., 9:40 a.m. Valders 206; Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Reading and Discussion Group, 9:40 a.m. Valders Conference Room 242; Archaeology Day Lecture: Using Remote Sensing to Study Iowa's Effigy Mounds, 7 p.m. Olin 102

Friday, Oct. 18: Preview Day, 9 a.m. Union

Here's My Story: My Experience with Sexual Violence Oct. 16

Sexual Violence continues to permeate our culture. Survivors and those who support them experience the long lasting impacts of trauma. Through storytelling we can showcase self agency, hope and healing. Join Luther employees and students as they share their stories and offer a discussion around sexual violence at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the CFL Recital Hall. Reception to follow. Sponsored by Luther College Counseling Service, Norse Against Sexual Assault (NASA) and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement (CEPE).

'Using Remote Sensing to Study Iowa's Effigy Mounds' Oct. 17

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Olin 102, Colin Betts will be delivering a lecture, "Using Remote Sensing to Study Iowa's Effigy Mounds," in recognition of Iowa Archaeology Month and International Archaeology Day. This presentation will discuss Luther's ongoing research project that is employing several non-destructive remote sensing techniques capable of 'looking' beneath the ground surface to advance our current understanding of the mounds.

Guest Lecture: 'Robots and Religion: Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities' Oct. 24

What role do robots and technology play in religion? That’s the question Ilona Nord will be answering at Luther College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. Nord teaches religious education and didactics of religious education at the University of Würzburg.  Her lecture will explore the use of internet and artificial intelligence in religious services, including the recent ordination of a robot priest in Kyoto, Japan. 

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.

'Decoding the Driftless' screening and Q&A with producer Nov. 5

"Decoding the Driftless," an award-winning adventure documentary film about the Driftless Region, will be screened 7–8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Olin 102. A brief Q&A with George Howe, the producer of the film, will follow the sixty–minute film. The screening is open to the public with no charge for admission. 


Welcome, new hires

Samantha Spilde started as the development officer on Sept. 30. Her office is Loyalty Hall 105A, telephone 387-1511.

Kristen Underwood started as the director of campus programming on Sept. 30. Her office is CFL 102, telephone 387-1536.

Daphne Barloon started as the data entry coordinator in admissions on Oct. 7. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 204B, telephone 387-1440.

Kiley Kloberdanz started as the book shop clothing buyer on Oct. 7. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 103, telephone 387-1741.

New positions

Kasey Nikkel started her new position as Title IX coordinator on Oct. 1. Her office is Main 30, telephone 387-1825.

Nan Hibbs started her new position as assistant dean for student life/director of student rights and responsibilities on Oct. 1. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 266C, telephone 387-1008.

Celebrations this week


Oct. 15: John Androus, Rita Dykstra, Annette Laitinen
Oct. 16: Matthew Anderson, Allison Jenicke, Rebecca Shaffer
Oct. 17: Corey Landstrom, Josh Snyder
Oct. 18: Orcun Selcuk
Oct. 19: Michael Ryan, Brandon Samuelson, Trisha Soiney
Oct. 21: Kathy Ferrie, Melissa Flack, Dawn Reding


Oct. 15: Joni Rollinger, 35 years
Oct. 18: Brian Jones, 15 years


Congratulations to Rachel Moser. She was named MASFAA's Outstanding New Professional at the recent Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator's conference.


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 will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at First Lutheran Church in Decorah.


Philip Borter's ensemble, Duo-B, presented a concert at First Presbyterian Church in Rochester, MN on Sunday, Oct. 13, as part of their Festival of Music series. The duo also recently returned from a concert tour with the nationally renowned chamber choir Sounding Light, under the direction of Tom Trenney. The tour included performances at Dordt University (Sioux Center, IA), Plymouth Congregational Church (Lincoln, NE) and St. Paul Lutheran Church (Omaha, NE).

Ellen Drewes-Stoen is writing quarterly research-based dog training articles and an advice column, "Dear K9 Prof," for two international newsletters: "Happy Schappy" and "Schapendoes Connection." She and husband, Erik Stoen, have recently added a Schapendoes puppy, a rare breed Dutch Sheepdog, to their pack. Quasar has been a frequent visitor on campus. Drewes-Stoen also recently led a two-day training seminar in Brainerd, Minnesota, for instructors for the Brainerd Kennel Club. This seminar, "SPOTlight on Manners," focused on teaching techniques, pedagogy and advanced training exercises for BKC members who teach dog obedience classes in the Brainerd lakes area.

Mel Bay recently published two new music books by John Goodin, in the same week. First, "Telemann for Two Mandolins" (a follow-up to his earlier book, "Telemann for Mandolin") was released. The next day, his "A Baroque Sampler for Octave Mandolin" was published. Both collections are available in print and as ebooks direct from the Mel Bay website (melbay.com) and can be ordered from book and music stores. 

Ethan Thonn '18 and Anneleise Frie '19 have both been awarded a graduate medical education scholarship through the Torrison and Williams Scholarship Program for the 2019-20 academic year. Frie studied biology while attending Luther College and is pursuing her MD at UW- Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health. Thonn studied biology and chemistry while at Luther College and now studies at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. 


For sale: Whole, frozen chickens. Sealed in a shrink wrapped bag. Weight 5lb+. $3 per pound. Contact Jennifer, <acheje01> to order.

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>.


And finally...

Happy National Mushroom Day!

Here are some interesting tidbits to help get you in the mood to celebrate mushrooms:

  • There's a mushroom that tastes like chicken. The Laetiporus mushroom, which grows in the wild, is said to taste almost exactly the same as fried chicken
  • Some mushrooms are the same, just at different ages. ​Button mushrooms, portobello mushrooms and white mushrooms are not different forms of mushrooms as the names may insinuate — but instead — they are just at different levels of maturity
  • Lighting affects mushroom growth. ​In fact, lighting causes mushrooms to become more abundant
  • Mushrooms can get pricey. ​White truffles, which are subtarranean mushrooms, are known for being expensive, but at 3.3 pounds, one was purchased for $330,000

For National Mushroom Day activities, visit www.nationaltoday.com.