Tuesday, Nov. 26

TUESDAY 11/26/2019

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Luther College invites staff and faculty to join in the holiday festivities 4–6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, for the holiday party. The menu will include pizza, salad, dessert and soft drinks. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. We ask all staff and faculty to check their email inbox and spam folder for an electronic invitation to complete the RSVP. Gluten-free and dairy-free options will be available. Questions may be directed to Sally Ming in the President's Office at 387-1527 or <mingsa01>.


Thanksgiving break hours Nov. 26–Dec. 1

Preus Library
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 6 p.m.–midnight

Regents Center
Tuesday: 6 a.m.–10 p.m.
Wednesday: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Tuesday: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Wednesday: 6 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.–8 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Tuesday: 6–9 a.m., 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6–9 a.m., 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursday–Friday: Closed
Saturday–Sunday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Thanksgiving break heating notice

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the heating set points will be set to their normal unoccupied temperatures. For instance, Loyalty Hall will be set to unoccupied. Faculty and staff may use buildings over the break, but indoor temperatures can be expected to be lower than normal. If you know you will have office hours over break, please let <facilities> know by Wednesday, Nov. 27, at noon. Thank you for your assistance.

Christmas at Luther parking restrictions

In order to accommodate the large number of visitors anticipated for Christmas at Luther, the following parking restrictions will go into effect starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. These restrictions will remain in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at which time we will return to the usual lot designations.

The general parking areas of the Library, Jenson-Noble and City Pool lots will be reserved for visitors. Students should move their vehicles from these lots to either the Regents Center or Farwell lots.  Faculty and staff may park in the Jenson, Library and Sampson Hoffland lots provided they move by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday unless attending the performance. 

Exception: Vehicles displaying a commuter, Baker or college apartment sticker may park in the gravel city pool lot provided they vacate the spaces before 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The Faculty/Staff parking area by Valders will be reserved for handicapped parking. Alternative parking includes the roadway from Sampson Hoffland to the main gate, Regents Center and Farwell lots. Starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 8, the lots on the east and west side of the CFL will also be designated for handicapped parking only.

Your cooperation with these changes will be appreciated. Vehicles found to be in violation of these special event restrictions are subject to fine.  

Library holiday book sale

Preus Library will hold a special Holiday Book Sale from Dec. 1–7, with hundreds of hardcover and paperback books available for purchase. Prices will decline daily.

Caucus Competence

Iowa is famous for voicing its presidential candidate preferences via caucus. Caucusing happens in Iowa on Feb. 3. Come and learn about the process, the procedures for both parties and figure out whether it's best to vote in Decorah or your hometown. Political Science professors Carly Foster and Mike Engelhardt will lead the discussion. Pizza will be served. Monday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.–noon, CFL Qualley Lounge. Sponsored by the CEPE.

J-term strengths exploration

Whether you are leading a trip or staying on campus, the Strengths-Based Servant Leadership Program is willing and excited to strengthen relationships and deepen the conversation. Contact <strengths> to share your course objectives and explore how a strengths workshop might compliment them.

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.

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).

United Way Campaign wraps up

Thank you, everyone, who has supported United Way of Winneshiek County this year. Congratulations to Anna Peterson who won the final prize, a Not Quite Free Lunch ticket for herself and 5 friends. As a community, we have raised $10,374. Last year, the Luther community raised $12,956.96. Donations are appreciated and can be returned to HR or mailed to United Way at the following address PO Box 165, Decorah, IA 52101.

Book Shop news

$20 sale tables
We have two tables full of $20 merchandise but only until Nov. 27. Gobble up the deals before they are gone!

Christmas at Luther in the Book Shop
2–4 p.m. Dec. 6, Glenn Monson '78 book signing
4–6 p.m. Dec. 6, Ed Treat book signing
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Dec. 7, Jerry Johnson book signing
1–3 p.m. Dec. 7, Liz Heinecke '89 book signing

Store hours for CAL
Thursday: 8:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:45 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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


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. 27: No chapel, Thanksgiving break
Friday, Nov. 29: No chapel, Thanksgiving break
Monday, Dec. 2: Gather Morning Praise

Home sporting events

Saturday, Nov. 30: Men's Basketball vs. St. Mary's University (MN) 3 p.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Nov. 26–Monday, Dec. 2!

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 382-3651, cell/text: 387-7628 or email <[email protected]>, or Mayor Lorraine Borowski at 382-3651 or email <[email protected]>. 


Welcome, new hires

Doreen Fullhart started as the assistant men's and women's track and field coach—throws on Nov. 4. Her office is Regents Center 228, telephone 387-1577.

Erin Key started her position as student employment coordinator on Nov. 18. Her office is Main 27, telephone 387-1072.

Celebrations this week


Nov. 26: Vikki Barness, John Van Der Linen
Nov. 27: Renae Hartl, Kim Powell, Erik Stoen, Sarah Kach
Nov. 28: Jacqueline Wilkie, Ryan Meier
Nov. 30: Julie Strom
Dec. 1: Andrew Last, Peter Sharp
Dec. 2: Kathy Riley

Position openings

Custodial staff position (1.0 FTE): Hours will generally be 4 a.m.-noon Monday–Friday. Must be able to read sufficiently to follow policies and procedures, ability to mix appropriate chemical dilution ratios and understand directions for use. Also required is computer skills for accessing the college's web-based systems. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

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.


Jackson Churchill '20 recently presented "The Role of Leadership in Ensemble Motivation and Engagement" at the Iowa Music Educators Association Fall Conference Research Poster Session at Iowa State University. The project was made possible by a Summer 2019 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research award. Faculty sponsor, Jill Wilson, also presented "Music Teacher Education Curriculum: Flexibility Within Mandates" in partnership with Emily (Workman) McGinnis '08.

Dan Davis gave two lectures on marine archaeology at Drake University in Des Moines (as part of the Ray Society lecture series) on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Lena Schmitt '20 and Maggie Anderson '20, mentored by Kirk Larsen, won first and second place in the undergraduate poster competition in the Systematics, Evolution and Biodiversity section during the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America Nov. 18 in St. Louis with their posters titled "Moths of oak-hickory forests and planted tallgrass prairies in Luther College's natural areas" and "Ground beetle communities of Anderson Prairie and Lionberger Forest Preserve".

Orçun Selçuk published an article called "The Erdoğanization of Turkish politics and the role of the opposition" in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.


For rent: Remodeled, 4-bedroom acreage on a hard surfaced road located minutes from Decorah. All hardwood floors, stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. Tenant pays all utilities. Tenant will be required to mow and take care of all yard work and clean up. References required. Email <[email protected]> for a rental application or questions.

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 on 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 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>.


And finally...

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."

—William Arthur Ward