Tuesday, Nov. 19

TUESDAY 11/19/2019

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Message from the President: Stephen K. Sporer named vice president for development at Luther College

I am pleased to announce that Stephen K. Sporer has been named Vice President for Development at Luther College. Currently serving Macalester College as Director of Principal and Major Gifts, Sporer will join Luther's leadership team in January 2020. Please join me in welcoming Stephen to campus in the New Year!

—President Jenifer K. Ward


Open enrollment final reminder

Employees that want to move from one health care plan to another, drop/add health insurance, drop/add dependent(s), or drop/add dental insurance must submit forms to HR no later than Friday, Nov. 22. In addition, anyone wanting to enroll/re-enroll in the 2020 Flexible Spending plans must submit those forms by Friday, Nov. 22. If questions, please call HR at x1134.

Norse Hub, my.luther.edu, and Colleague will not be available over Thanksgiving break

ITS will move Colleague to new servers on Nov. 27–Dec. 1.  Colleague, Norse Hub and my.luther.edu will not be available starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. All Colleague related services are expected to be available again on Dec. 1. Check the ITS website for more information

Luther social media administrator work sessions Nov. 20 and 21

If you are an administrator of a Luther branded social media account (i.e. an account associated with a Luther department, office or program), please attend a brief work session at one of the following times: 2:30-3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Mott, or 9:45-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Borlaug. This work session is intended to create redundancies around account access and allow the Marketing and Communications team to provide support to all Luther branded accounts, as well as minimize the liability of having college accounts associated with private individuals. The Marketing and Communications team will also provide some resources to help guide your department's/office's social media efforts. Please come with a laptop from which you can log-in to your Luther branded social profiles. Please email <socialnetwork> to let us know which session you can attend.

Donate hats and gloves to CIES office

The Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success will accept donations of new or gently used winter accessories in adult sizes including hats, scarves, gloves/mittens and warm socks. We can only accept items that are in good condition. Donations can be brought to the CIES office (Union 113).

Extra Inauguration Programs

Extra copies of the official program from President Jenifer K. Ward's Inauguration can be picked up outside the Box Office in the CFL until noon Thursday, Nov. 21. 

Luther Baseball Youth/High School Hitting Camp

Youth and high school hitting camp. Grades 3-12, Sunday nights, Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and 8. For more information visit www.lutherbaseballcamps.com or contact Coach Tyler Vaughn at <vaugty01>.

United Way Campaign wraps up

Thank you everyone who has supported United Way of Winneshiek County this year. Donations can still be returned to HR or mailed to United Way at the following address PO Box 165, Decorah, IA 52101. Congratulations to Marsha Wenthold and Ken Larson who won a 30-minute chair massage and a t-shirt from the Book Shop respectively. There’s one more prize to give away so get your donations in soon to be included in the drawing.

What are you shipping?

In an effort to provide a safe shipping experience packages being processed and shipped through the Mail Center will require a shipping declaration form to be filled out. The form is available at the Mail Center, at the mail stops around campus and will be on the Mail Center website. We are asking that this form be filled out ahead of time when possible. Pre-labeled packages with postage already applied will not be required to fill out this form, such as a RMA where you have instructions and labels provided by the manufacturer. Contact Lance Spiker (x1447) or Jeff Naatz (x1013) with any questions or email <mailcenter> or <naatje01>.

Leadership Project interviews

We are bringing attention to any participants willing to be interviewed discussing interfaith marriage/families. This interview features questions about different religions that have had an impact within a marriage/family. This project entails an understanding on conflicts that affect interfaith marriage/families and family dynamics and how this can be perceived within the Luther community. The deadline of interviews will be Thursday, Nov. 20. Please contact <brun04> or <mouach02>.

Book Shop news

Children's bargain book sale
Nov. 18-22 stop in the Book Shop for our annual sale of children's books and young adult books ranging from $1-$6. This is a great way to start your holiday shopping and future teachers this is a great way to start your own library for your future students. The earlier you stop in the better the chance to find your perfect book.  

Autographed books
If you missed the Daisy Reyes lecture and book signing. Have no fear, we have a few signed copies left of "Learning to be Latino, How Colleges Shape identity Politics."

Did you miss the Sofia Samatar book signing? No worries, we have a few signed copies of "Monster Portraits" left for purchase. 

Book signing Nov. 19
Meet Kevin Hines after his lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Main Gym of Regents Center. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. with a book signing to follow in the lobby. His book "Cracked Not Broken" is available for purchase in the Book Shop and will be available at the event.


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, Nov. 20: Mike Blair
Friday, Nov. 22: Madeline Ajack, senior chapel
Monday, Nov. 25: Gather Morning Praise, Cathedral Choir

Home sporting events

Saturday, Nov. 23: Men's basketball vs. Ripon College, 3 p.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Nov. 19-Tuesday, Nov. 26!

Kevin Hines presents '#BeHereTomorrow' Nov. 19

In 2000, Kevin Hines survived an attempt to commit suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. In the years since, he's become a best-selling author, global speaker, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Hines will share his remarkable message of hope, healing, and recovery at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Regents Center main gym. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. Sponsored by Luther College Counseling Service, Active Minds, and Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. 

Varsity Band and Wind and Percussion concert on Nov. 19

At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the CFL, more than 80 members of the Varsity Band will play "Gavorkna Fanfare" by Jack Stamp, "Sunlight" by Pat Metheny/S. Primatic, "Africa: Ceremony, Song and Ritual" by Robert W. Smith, "Suite of Old American Dances" by Robert Russell Bennett and "Army of the Nile" by Kenneth J. Alford/Frederick Fennell. The Wind and Percussion Ensemble, with more than 55 students, will be performing "Scenes from the Louvre" by Norman Dello Joio, "English Dances" by Maurice Johnstone/Malcolm Arnold and "Coat of Arms" by George Kenny. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Philharmonia concert Nov. 20

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the CFL, the 47 student members of the Luther College Philharmonia, under the direction of Philip Borter, will present a fall concert featuring Mannheim Sinfonia in G major by Johann Stamitz and Symphony No. 1 in C major by Ludwig V. Beethoven. The concert concludes with Czech Suite, Op. 39 by Antonin Dvorak. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Free 'Question, Persuade, Refer' training Nov. 21

Want to know how to respond to someone experiencing suicidal thoughts? Counseling Service is offering a free QPR training, open to community members, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Loyalty Hall Room 10. Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a nationally used training, which helps participants identify signs of crisis, teaches how to question about suicidal thoughts appropriately, persuade them to seek help, and how to make a referral. Sign up required. Contact <counseling> with questions. 

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar: Dan Simon, 'Toward a General Model of Cognitive Bias' Nov. 21

Dr. Dan Simon, Richard L. and Maria B. Crutcher professor of law and psychology at University of Southern California, will present the public lecture "Toward a General Model of Cognitive Bias" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Olin 102. Dr. Simon, author of "Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process," joins us as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program. The lecture is free and open to the public. Contact Marie Drews <drewsmar> with questions.

Chamber Orchestra concert Nov. 21

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the CFL, the Luther College Chamber Orchestra, with conductor Daniel Baldwin, will perform a fall concert with works by Joseph Haydn and Samuel Barber, including a 1938 prose poem by James Agee and a vocal performance by faculty voice instructor, Rachel Storlie, soprano. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

CSS: Nobuntu Nov. 22

Center Stage Series presents "Nobuntu," a highly acclaimed a capella quintet from Zimbabwe, on Friday, Nov 22. Vibrant, dazzling, and immersive, "Nobuntu" celebrates Afro jazz, gospel, and traditional Zimbabwean music. Center Stage Dinner at 5:30 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Box office: 563.387.1357 or <tickets>.

Concert Band concert Nov. 24

The Luther College Concert Band, conducted by Joan deAlbuquerque, will be giving a fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 in the CFL. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Tattoos for health: The future of smart tattoos' Nov. 24

Have you ever considered the possibility that a tattoo could help charge a pacemaker or detect harmful UV light or even medical problems in your body? Luther alumnus Carson Bruns has. Bruns '08, Luther graduate with degrees in chemistry and religion, will present "Tattoos for health: The future of smart tattoos" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 in Valders Hall of Science room 206. The presentation is open to the public with no charge for admission. A reception will follow.

New Community Forum for Public Conversation Nov. 26

Representatives from the city government, Luther College, Decorah Police Department and Decorah Community Schools will be available for an exchange of ideas and views, comments, and questions and answers on various local issues. The main goal is to provide the public with an opportunity to interact with community officials and engage in discussion of issues impacting the community.

The next meeting is 5-6 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 26. This meeting will be held on Luther College campus at Gjerset House. For further information please contact Chad Bird, City Manager at 563-382-3651, cell/text msg: 563-387-7628, email at <[email protected]>, or Mayor Lorraine Borowski at 563-382-3651, email at <[email protected]>. 


Celebrations this week


Nov. 19: Janine Brandt, Mary Devine Meyer
Nov. 20: Cheryl Wangness
Nov. 21: Katie Schweinefus
Nov. 22: Scott Carlson
Nov. 23: Brittany Sisk, Robert Shedinger, Isaiah Cammon
Nov. 24: Eric Runestad, Martin Klammer
Nov. 25: Greg Eide, Jennifer Self, Valentyn Sazonov, Sally Ming


Nov. 24: Randy Caddell, 5 years

Thank you

Thanks to everyone at Luther who sent well wishes and offered prayers before, during, and after my stenting procedure on Friday, Oct. 25. Thanks, especially, to all who covered for me in my absence, especially the members of the Chemistry Department. My heart is in great shape and goes out to you all! –Claude Mertzenich.

Celebration for Pastor Mike Blair

We invite the Luther community to join us in a celebration of Pastor Mike Blair on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Mike will preach in chapel at 10:30 a.m. in the CFL Main Hall and a reception will be held from 2–4 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. Mike has served as college pastor for 29 years. He and his wife Sue have accepted a new call at Bartel's Retirement Community in Waverly, IA. If you are unable to attend, but have written or video sentiments you would like to share with Mike and Sue, please send them to Tricia at <faith>.

Update on Tabita Green

Thank you to those who have reached out with donations, assistance and prayers for Tabita and Todd Green during Tabita's treatments for pancreatic cancer. You can learn more on her CaringBridge page. She is currently doing daily radiation treatments in Rochester, and if you would be willing to drive a day or more, please contact Tabita at <[email protected]>.  Other questions can be directed to Lori Ostlie 387-2160 or <ostlielo> in the Religion Department.


To Amy Wrightsman and her family on the death of her brother, Dennis Mueller, of DeWeitt, Iowa, who passed away Nov. 11. A celebration of life open house was held Saturday, Nov. 16.


Orçun Selçuk gave a live interview to Medyascope on the situation in Bolivia. He also published an opinion piece on the subject. Both the interview and the article are in Turkish.


For sale: 12-inch MacBook 256GB, Space Gray. 1.3GHz dual-core 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz. 16GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory, 256GB SSD storage, Intel HD Graphics 615, backlit keyboard. Very light weight, extra memory (16GB). Purchased new in August 2017. Charger NOT included. Asking $800 OBO. To view the laptop or make an offer contact <bergerr>.

For sale: Two Toro 20" snow blowers. 5Hp, Model number CCR2450. One purchased in 2000 and one in 2001. They have been used by the snow removal crew but are in working condition. Snow blowers can be viewed at the Grounds office. Minimum bid of $100. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, Nov. 27. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids

For sale: Yamaha V5 Series 4/4 student violin in excellent condition, upgraded with Dominant strings. Bow and case included. $350 obo. Contact <freyheat> or call/text 563-380-2401.

For sale: New ACCENT bassoon. Purchased last year and used only a few times. Asking for $3,500 OBO. Contact Janet at <hunterja>.

For sale: Whole frozen chickens. Sealed in a shrink wrapped bag. Weight 5lb+. $3 per pound. Perfect for the holidays. Delivered in a cooler to stay frozen all day. Contact Jennifer <acheje01> to order.  


And finally...

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."

On this day, 156 years ago, President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address—what he later referred to as the "little speech."