Tuesday, Oct. 29

TUESDAY 10/29/2019

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HR updates

Open enrollment meetings
Annual open enrollment meetings will be held 3:15–4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and 9:15–10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union. Representatives from Marsh and McLennan Agency will be there to answer questions and explain changes to the health care plan. Please attend as you can. Watch campus mail for packets with the open enrollment booklets and an informational letter.

You can meet with a financial consultant at Luther College
TIAA representative will be on campus for individual counseling sessions from noon–4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and from 8:30 a.m.–noon and Friday Nov. 15. Call 800-732-8353 weekdays, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., CT to reserve a spot or register now for individual counseling sessions

Inside Money: Managing Income and Debt Workshop–hosted by TIAA
Everyone talks about a budget, but how many of us actually make and stick to one? Most people have some debt, but how many understand its effects? Let TIAA show you the real impact of both—and help you understand how your money can work for you. TIAA's workshop leader will discuss the importance of cash-flow and how to use it while focusing on how you look at saving and spending. He will also help you evaluate debt and find ways to help manage it. Join us 9:15–10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Recital Hall of the CFL. Save your spot today! RSVP by calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Register now.

Modified Friday class schedule

Class times, as per faculty vote in May, have been adjusted for Friday, Nov. 1, as follows:

Regular Schedule     
11 a.m.–noon              
12:15–1:15 p.m.               
1:30–2:30 p.m.                 
2:45–3:45 p.m.                   

Modified Schedule
11–11:50 a.m.
noon–12:50 p.m.
1–1:50 p.m.
2–2:50 p.m.

All are invited to participate in one of the inauguration activities, Luther Agora, which will take place from 3-5 p.m. in Valders Concourse. 

Road construction

Ridge Road will be closed for construction from College Drive to Meadow Court starting Oct. 28.

President Ward's Inauguration

The entire community is invited to attend President Ward's inauguration at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Center for Faith and Life. The formal procession, music, and remarks by our new president promise to inspire. View the schedule online to learn more about all celebratory activities being planned for Nov. 1–3.

Flu shots Oct. 29

Don't miss another opportunity to say BOO to the FLU! 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Williams Lounge/Union, Health Service will be sponsoring an outreach flu clinic. Free flu shots for students; staff and faculty pay $25 cash or check and can submit for reimbursement. Please encourage students to protect themselves and others by getting a flu shot! #SayBooToTheFlu #FightFlu

Halloween at Preus Library

Join faculty, staff and students for free bagels, coffee and hot chocolate from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 31 on the main level of Preus Library. Learn about the student academic support services located in the Library: Archives, Digital Media Center, Disability Services, Information Technology Services, Library Services, Research Help Desk, Speech & Debate Center, Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE), Technology Help Desk, Tutoring Services, TRIO Achievement Program, and Writing Center.

Office 2019 available

Office 2019 is now available for faculty/staff Windows workstations. To start the upgrade, login to help.luther.edu with your Norse Key, click on "Downloads" and select "Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 (Windows)." Before you click "Run Now," confirm that the correct workstation number appears in "Device to install software on." The process takes approximately 20 minutes. Contact the Technology Help Desk with questions.

Adobe CC expiration

If you receive the message that your Adobe CC product (e.g., Acrobat, Photoshop) "is using a license that is due to expire on November 30, 2019," you may ignore it. ITS is working on implementing the new Adobe licensing model and will have it in place prior to the end of November. This has already been implemented on lab/classroom/podium workstations and will be implemented soon on faculty/staff workstations. Once implemented, choose to "Sign in with an Enterprise ID," using your Luther email address. For details, visit Adobe Creative Cloud

Luther employee fitness classes

Sign up today for the second seven-week session of fall classes of wellness-subsidized employee yoga and Zumba classes. Details and registration form are available on the online fitness class site. Classes are open to current employees and spouses. Email <wellness> with questions.

Employee 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.

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). If the division of Germany had an impact on your life: Where were you when the Wall fell? 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>.

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.

United Way campaign continues

Thank you for the continued support of United Way, and congratulations to our second prize winner, Brian Solberg, who won a swag bag donated by Alumni and Development. We are 27.5% of the way to our $13,850 goal. Return donations to HR, and help us support Winneshiek County families and individuals. Tomorrow we'll draw a donor to win a ticket to Peace Brunch, and on Friday, a donor will be drawn to win a t-shirt from the Book Shop.

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

A new resource for faculty is now available at Luther College. The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) promotes student success by dedicating space and resources to Luther faculty for the cultivation of teaching practices. Grounded in the latest research on teaching and learning, CELT acts as a place of interdisciplinary collaboration for teachers and a resource for anything from writing rubrics to designing courses for 21st-century learners.

Check out the new Strengths Leadership webpage

Luther's Strengths-Based Leadership Program now has a home on the Luther website! Visit the site and have a look. Be sure to view and consider strengths opportunities under the tab "Invest in Your Strengths." Email <strengths> for additional assistance. Big thanks to Sam Lahey '18 for her dedication and expertise as we put this together and for the terrific Photo Bureau staff for the fantastic photos!

Book Shop news

Signed author copies
Did you miss Jenny Evans on Staff Day? Or were you motivated by her presentation? Stop in and get a signed copy of her book, "The Resiliency rEvolution."

Book signing Oct. 30
Daisy Reyes will give a lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Valders 206. with a book signing to follow. She will be signing her book "Learning to Be Latino." Books are in stock at the Book Shop and will be available to purchase the night of the event.

Spooky Halloween sales event
Thursday, Oct. 31, from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., stop in for 25% off all hoodies and clearance items in the store. This spooky event is only for one day, so take advantage before it is too late!


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. 30: Vicar Amalia Vagts, Norskkor
Friday, Nov. 1: All Saints Day Chapel
Monday, Nov. 5: Gather Morning Praise

Home sporting events

Tuesday, Oct. 29: Women's Soccer vs. Wartburg College 5 p.m., Men's Soccer vs. Wartburg College 7:30 p.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Oct. 29-Tuesday, Nov. 5!

Row-Heyveld gives Vesterheim presentation on tattoos, symbols and social issues Oct. 29

Join Lindsey Row-Heyveld to find out how symbols intersect with the social issues of our time during the presentation "Tattoos, Medievalism, and White Nationalism" on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in Olin Room 102. Row-Heyveld will explore how and why fantasies of medieval Europe, especially Scandinavia, have fueled the fires of white supremacy—and what to do in response.

Jazz Combo Night in Marty's Oct. 29

Luther College Jazz Combos will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Marty's. The three groups will present a wide range of selections from the jazz tradition including standards by Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington alongside more contemporary pieces by Eddie Harris and Jaco Pastorius.

Guest Jazz Recital: Chad Eby and Ariel Pocock Oct. 30

Guest jazz musicians Chad Eby, saxophone, and Ariel Pocock, piano and voice, will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the CFL Recital Hall. The duo will perform original music and arrangements of jazz standards released on their recent album "BFFs." Eby and Pocock teach in the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at University of North Carolina–Greensboro. This event is funded by the Weston Noble Endowed Chair in Music through the generous support of Ervin and Phyllis Johnson, and alumni and friends of Luther College.

Residence hall trick-or-treating Oct. 31

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.

Day of the Dead Oct. 31

Latines Unides welcomes the Luther College and Decorah community to experience Day of the Dead from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the North Gym of Regents Center. Day of the Dead is an important cultural holiday and celebration for many Latin American families as it is a day to remember friends and relatives who have passed on. The event will feature Latin American food for sale, live performances, face-painting, raffles and more. Latines Unides hopes that through hosting this event, they can share their heritage, give Luther and Decorah community members a space to recognize and celebrate the holiday and educate participants about Latino culture.

Inauguration event: Luther Agora Nov. 1

The Agora was the ancient Athenian marketplace of ideas. Join 50 faculty and their student collaborators for informal, invigorating conversation about their research and creative work in progress. From 3-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Valders concourse. Refreshments provided.

Inaugural Night on the Town Nov. 1

President Jenifer K. Ward encourages everyone to join in the inauguration celebration Friday night in downtown Decorah during an "Inaugural Night on the Town." Friday evening, Nov. 1, downtown shops, restaurants and venues will be open for all to enjoy, and special entertainment is planned. 

'The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci' Nov. 3

Luther College is among a collection of prestigious ensembles to perform "The Notebooks of Leonard da Vinci" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance, described as a multi-media symphony, includes both choral-orchestral work and video projections. Preceding the concert, there will be a lecture by the composer, Jocelyn Hagen, and Amy Weldon, professor of English, at 3 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. The performance will conclude with a concert by Luther College Collegiate Chorale and the Decorah Chorale, joined by instrumentalists from the Luther faculty, student body and surrounding community.

'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 60-minute film. The screening is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Guest lecture: Daoud Nassar, 'We Refuse to Be Enemies' Nov. 7

Daoud Nassar is the founder of the Tent of Nations (TON), a peace center located on his family's 100-acre working farm near Bethlehem in the West Bank. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the CRH, Nassar will describe his family's experiences with the Israeli government and private developers who wish to take control of the farm to build additional Jewish settlements. His visit is sponsored by the ELCA Peace Not Walls Working Group, the Friends of TON North America, and the CEPE. 

'That's Grieg!' exhibit meet the artist event Nov. 8

Robyn Sand Anderson '79 received the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council's 2018 Individual Artist Grant with the McKnight Foundation to travel to Bergen, Norway, to immerse herself in the home, music and environment of 19th-century composer Edvard Grieg. Using that inspiration, Sand Anderson created interpretations of color, texture and movement that capture the incredible beauty of Norway. The exhibit opened Oct. 25 in the Upstairs Gallery of the CFL and closes Nov. 22. Meet the artist from 6–7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the gallery before the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra performs Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor at 7:30 p.m.

CSS: Des Moines Symphony Orchestra Nov. 8

The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra travels to Luther's Center for Faith and Life to pay homage to northeast Iowa's rich cultural heritage. Their program features world-renowned Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker and includes, among other pieces, the iconic Piano Concerto in A Minor by Edvard Grieg and Symphony No. 8 in G Major by Antonín Dvorák. Center Stage Dinner at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Box office: 563-387-1357 or <tickets>. 

Texts and Issues Lecture: 'Education and the Ho-Chunk: Resistance and Resilience' Nov. 12

David Faldet and Anna Peterson will present the second lecture of the 2019 Paideia Texts and Issues series on the theme "Resistance and Resilience." They will focus on aspects of the history of the Winnebago/Ho-Chunk removal, a study of resistance that often forced choices between physical survival and cultural survival. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the CFL Recital Hall. Reception to follow in Qualley Lounge.


Welcome, new hires

Abby Specht started as the assistant men's and women's swimming and diving coach and assistant aquatics director on Oct. 21. Her office is Regents Center 10A, telephone 387-1821.

Celebrations this week

Oct. 29: Brita Carbonell, Scott Hurley, Tina Willger
Oct. 31: Steve Busta, Tracy Elsbernd, Joni Rollinger, Chontel Syfox
Nov. 1: Mike Blair, Don Jones, Megan Buckingham
Nov. 2: David Njus, Penelope Sherman
Nov. 3: Kevin Werges, Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Peter Hart
Nov. 4: Emily Mineart, Lucy Crawford, Doug Craft

Thank you

We wish to convey our deepest gratitude for all of the cards, gifts and other forms of generosity we have received in the wake of Tabita's cancer diagnosis. While the journey to date has been arduous, we have been sustained by the support and love we have received from the Luther community. Thank you! – Tabita and Todd Green


Storm Bailey presented a paper on "College as Interfaith Activity" at the 13th Symposium on Faith and Culture, sponsored by the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University. The Symposium was held concurrently with the 29th national meeting of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts, Oct. 18-20.

Kristy Gould presented research at the International Canine Science Conference in Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 18-20. The project, "Impact of encouragement and handler familiarity on pet dogs' behavior during an unsolvable task: Gazing for permission or gazing for help?" was co-authored by Jacob Noble '19 and colleagues at Knox College.

Todd Green gave an invited presentation for a conference sponsored by the University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs in Washington, DC, on Oct. 18. The presentation was titled "Islamophobia and the Geopolitics of Representing Religion." He also gave lectures at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society in Sterling, VA, on Oct. 18, and Shenandoah University in Wincester, VA, on Oct. 21.

Gereon Kopf's "Emptiness, Multiverses, and the Conception of a Multi-Entry Philosophy" was published in the APA Newsletter on Asian and Asian-American Philosophies vol. 19, no. 1.

The UC Berkley magazine "Greater Good" covered the research on forgiveness, sleep, and health conducted by Loren Toussaint, Alyssa Cheadle '08,  Andrew Gall, and David Williams.


For lease: Luxury townhouse for lease by alumnus. Two bedroom/two bath, open concept, beautiful black stainless appliances, two car garage w/ opener. Sewer, water, snow removal, lawn care included. Downtown Decorah, an abundance of storage, $1375, six month lease. Call 563-380-1439.

For sale: Google Pixel 3 cell phone. In pristine condition, not a scratch on it! 64GB. Unlocked for use with any carrier. $280 OBO. Contact <lurtaa01>.

For sale: Italian espresso machines. Rancilio Miss Silvia version three that has always filled with reverse osmosis water, very clean and well maintained ($525). Rancilio Rocky grinder, cleaned and well maintained ($150). Contact <fittonro>.

Wanted: PS2 (not USB) mouse to connect to a legacy computer used in a class at Luther. Contact Tim Schweizer <schweizt>.


And finally...

Song of the Witches by William Shakespeare
(from Macbeth)

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.