Tuesday, Dec. 17

TUESDAY 12/17/2019

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Holiday break temperature schedules

With the expanded holiday break this year, Facilities Services will be changing building temperature schedules to expand on energy savings opportunities. The main focus will be to set buildings at their current unoccupied temperature set points for the duration of the break, Saturday, Dec. 21–Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. There are specific places that will not see changes to the temperature schedules. Examples are the animal center in Valders, Preus archives area, the data center in Main and phone room in the Union. If you have a question about a specific area, please contact Facilities.

Because this is a closed break for campus, you can expect to find outside doors locked 24 hours per day. If you come in over the holiday period, also expect to find indoor temperatures lower than normal. 

Message from President Ward

Luther College staff and faculty should have received a message from President Jenifer K. Ward on Wednesday, Dec. 11, containing holiday greetings and an update on the recent charette. Faculty and staff who did not receive this message should contact <catherine.dyer>.

No Tuesday issue on Dec. 24 or 31

Because Luther will be closed Monday, Dec. 23–Wednesday, Jan. 1, there will be no distribution of the Tuesday on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. The next Tuesday will be distributed Tuesday, Jan. 7. Deadline for the Jan. 7 edition is 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3.


Winter break hours

J-term hours begin Monday, Jan. 6.

Dahl Centennial Union
Thursday, Dec. 19.–Friday, Dec. 20: Closes at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21–Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed

Welcome Center
Thursday, Dec. 19–Friday, Dec. 20: Closes at 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21–Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed

Book Shop
Thursday, Dec. 19–Friday, Dec. 20: Closes at 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21–Thursday, Jan. 2: Closed

Mail Center
Friday, Dec. 20: Closes at 4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21–Wednesday, Jan.1: Closed

Thursday, Dec. 19: Closes at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20–Saturday, Jan. 4: Closed
Sunday, Jan. 5: 5–7p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 18: Closes at 5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19–Sunday, Jan. 5: Closed

Marty's, Nordic Brew and C-Store
Saturday, Dec. 14–Wednesday, Dec. 18: Closes at 9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 19: Closes at 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20–Sunday, Jan. 5: Closed

Oneota Market
Saturday, Dec. 21–Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Thursday, Jan. 2–Friday, Jan. 3: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4–Sunday, Jan. 5: Closed

Monday, Dec. 16–Wednesday, Dec. 18: 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (Menu may be limited)
Thursday, Dec. 19–Sunday, Jan. 5: Closed

Preus Library
Thursday, Dec. 19: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21–Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Thursday, Jan. 2–Friday, Jan. 3: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4–Sunday, Jan. 5: Closed

Regents Center
Monday, Dec. 16–Friday, Dec. 20: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22–Thursday, Dec. 26: Closed
Friday, Dec. 27: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28–Sunday, Dec. 29: Closed
Monday, Dec. 30–Tuesday, Jan. 1: 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Thursday, Jan. 2–Friday, Jan. 3: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.

Legends Center
Monday, Dec. 16–Friday, Dec. 20: 6 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21: 9 a.m.–noon
Sunday, Dec. 22–Thursday, Dec. 26: Closed
Friday, Dec. 27: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28–Sunday, Dec. 29: Closed
Monday, Dec. 30–Tuesday, Jan. 1: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Thursday, Jan. 2–Friday, Jan. 3: 6–9 a.m., 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 5–7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 5: 2–8 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Saturday, Dec. 21: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22 –Thursday, Dec. 26: Closed
Friday, Dec. 27: 1–2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28–Sunday, Dec. 29: Closed
Monday, Dec. 30–Tuesday, Dec. 31: Noon–2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Thursday, Jan. 2–Friday, Jan. 3: 6–8 a.m., 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 5: 3–5 p.m.

Holiday party

Luther College invites staff, faculty and emeriti to join the 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>.

HR update

All employees that are participating in the 2020 UMR health care plan will receive new health care cards. UMR mailed the cards on Dec. 9. They were sent to residential addresses on file with UMR. Watch for the "plain white envelope" with a return address of UMR, PO Box 30643, Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0543.

Sign up for Jan. wellness screening

During 2020, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Sign up for the Tuesday, Jan. 14, blood screenings with Gundersen Health Systems here on campus by contacting <wellness>.

Luther employee fitness classes

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

Need a book for the holidays?

Looking for a good book to read over the holidays? Check out the latest additions to Preus Library's leisure reading collection, including new releases, bestsellers and more! See all the newest titles online and browse the leisure reading shelf on the main floor of the library for even more options.

Read, share, talk: faculty reading group

Stop by CELT (Valders 240) before Dec. 19 and grab a copy of Cyndi Kernahan's "Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom." There are 10 copies available. Read it and share it with a faculty colleague. Talk about it before the end of J-term. The goal is to share a valuable resource on addressing race and racism with college students and prepare for Intergroup Dialogue Pedagogies workshop in February. Questions? Contact Kate <ellika03> or David <thomda01>.

Admissions listening sessions

The admissions staff would like to hear from faculty and staff who are currently, or have recently, gone through the college search process with a child. Please join us to share your experiences of campus tours, publications and communication with colleges. Please join us 10:30–11 a.m. or 3:30–4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Union Nobel Room or 2:30–3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in Valders 262. We will bring the coffee.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Love reading? Love winning prizes? Curl up with a book this winter and participate in Preus Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights. By reading books during winter break and J-term, you can earn opportunities to win fun prizes. Open to all students, faculty and staff, whether you are on or off-campus for J-term. To sign up, fill out the online form or visit the circulation desk. Happy reading, Norse!  

Christmas break shuttles

Reminder to students to buy their tickets now for the Christmas break shuttles! Shuttles to Rochester/Minneapolis, Madison/Rockford, Cedar Rapids/IA City and Ames/Ankeny depart at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Shuttle to Chicago departs at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20. Reservations made less than four days (96 hours) prior to the date of departure have a non-refundable late fee of $10. Ticket purchases close two days (48 hours) before the shuttle leaves. Students should visit tickets.luther.edu for more information on how to purchase your tickets. Contact Jenna Mockler-Gjerde, <mockje01>, with questions.   

CELT grading fun for faculty Dec. 18-19

CELT is offering two days of sugar-fueled grading fun for faculty. Bring your grading (and maybe some treats?) to CELT on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and Thursday, Dec. 19, for moral support as you finish up your fall grading. We'll have three rooms reserved—a silent room for those trying to fly through final exams, a semi-quiet room for those who prefer a bit of ambient noise, and a raucous room for the rest of us. Katie expert Holly White will be in residence both days from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. for all of your Katie gradebook needs. Bring your breakfast, bring your lunch, bring your snacks, hunker down and get it done. Contact Kate with questions, <ellika03>.   

Vagina Monologues Zine submissions

This year in congruence with the final production of the Vagina Monologues, we are planning to put together a "zine" to sell at the show to fundraise for Helping Services in Decorah. We are looking for Luther students, staff and faculty (of any gender expression) to write a brief piece about their experiences, struggles and triumphs with their body or their sexuality. We will also accept visual interpretations. This is in an effort to broaden the stories that are told through the Monologues and show a diverse set of experiences that the Luther community have lived through that are not captured in the on-stage production. Authors may choose if they would like their name published in the zine or if they would like to remain anonymous. Please submit your piece using the online form before Feb. 16, 2020.

LinkedIn Learning available

LinkedIn Learning is a highly personalized learning experience designed to help you achieve your goals through learning you'll use, love and apply. When signing in to linkedinlearning.luther.edu, each Luther faculty, staff and student has the option to connect their LinkedIn account. If you have any bookmarks to our prior system, LyndaCampus, please update them to the new URL linkedinlearning.luther.edu before the end of December. Contact the Technology Help Desk with questions.

Little Free Pantry

College Ministries invites the Luther Community to give and receive from the Little Free Pantry this holiday season. The LFP is open to all students, staff and faculty to use, and is located at the back of the CFL in the Prayer Chapel, which is accessible 24/7 through the exterior door. The LFP carries food and health and hygiene items. Hope to see you soon!

Off-campus program director announcements

The Dean's Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Moore (Art) and Sarah Frydenlund as the 2021-22 Nottingham Program Co-Directors and the appointment of Steve Holland (Economics) as the 2021 Malta Program Director. We are grateful to all three individuals for providing leadership to these two important and longstanding off-campus programs.

CFL Accessibility Update

Students from Luther Disability Alliance met with CFL staff and others to brainstorm ways to improve CFL accessibility. Kristen Underwood reports that, as of Christmas at Luther, back hallway bathrooms have been retrofitted and are now ADA compliant. Thanks to facilities for that project. The creation of a gender neutral ADA compliant bathroom in the front lobby was raised, possibly located left of the balcony stairs. Share your CFL accessibility comments/ideas with Kristen Underwood <k.underwood>, or Andrew Avila <avilan02>, for further discussion.

The Scrambler Challenge in January

January will soon be here and so will the desire to connect more, exercise more. Join the Wellness Team's 2020 start-off program called "The Scrambler 2 Challenge." Visit the Wellness website for the complete instructions and sign up with the Head Scrambler Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>, before Dec. 28.

Luther's landscape architect inducted into Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame

The landscape of Luther College was carefully crafted by Jens Jensen and his commitment to "awaken people to the beauties around them and to reconnect them to the biological heritage" at their doorstep. His vision for the landscape of Luther College began in 1909 with a commitment to highlighting natural spaces, land conservation and individual interaction with the land. Now Jensen is being honored for his work and will be inducted to the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame during their 2020 ceremony.

Book Shop News

Happy Holidays Gift from the Book Shop
While the students are away staff and faculty can play. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Book Shop. Take 25% off your purchase from 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. Discount is for staff and faculty only. Usual exclusions apply.


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, Dec. 18 and Friday, Dec. 20: No chapel, finals week

Chapel will resume on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

Home sporting events

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Dec. 17–Monday, Dec. 23!

IPR's Steinway Café series features Du Huang and Xiao Hu Dec. 18

Tune in at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 18, for a Steinway Café broadcast on Iowa Public Radio featuring a Piano Four-Hands Ensemble called the Unison Piano Duo starring Luther College faculty pianists Du Huang & Xiao Hu. The Duo will open the hour with a holiday favorite, Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson. They will also perform music by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Gluck, and will conclude the performance with Stravinsky’s arrangement of The Rite of Spring. The Duo is in “high demand as visiting professors in conservatories and schools of music.” They have performed worldwide in concert halls located in Europe, Asia and America, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Grosser Saal of Konzerthaus and the Brahms Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Shanghai Music Hall and Beijing Music Hall. A Facebook stream will also be available at the beginning of the broadcast.


Welcome, new hires

Celebrations this week


Dec. 18: Bruce Larson
Dec. 19: Cindy Blue, Mary Weis, Melanie Malila
Dec. 20: Gregory Patton
Dec. 21: Christopher Krammen, Diane Tappe, Hanson Bailey
Dec. 22: Hongmei Yu
Dec. 24: Andrew Hageman, Yarrow Pasche, Jody Meyer
Dec. 26: Jakeena McKay
Dec. 27: JoAnn Uhlenhake, Jonah Elrod
Dec. 28: Todd Pedlar
Dec. 30: Kathy Reed, Mick Layden, Samuel Bird
Dec. 31: Ruth Berger, Holly White


"The Winter Garden Photograph," a collection of poems by Reina María Rodríguez, translated by Kristin Dykstra with Nancy Gates Madsen, has been longlisted for the 2020 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Gates Madsen collaborated with Dykstra to translate several of the poems included in the book. 

Norma Hervey presented a lecture on "The History of Economic Inequality in the United States," Dec. 12, for the faculty, alumni, current students and friends at Charles University in Prague.

Amy Weldon has reviewed Sarah Broom's National-Book-Award-winning The Yellow House for Orion Magazine.


For sale: IPhone 7 plus, rose gold, 32gb. Always been used with screen protector and case, no damage, works perfectly. Comes with the screen protector, case, charger, earbuds and original box. Selling because I got a new phone. Was used with Verizon but should be able to be used on any carrier now because it's paid for. Asking $275. email <kimpowell> with questions.

For sale: Hallmark Star Trek Christmas ornaments. In original package, never opened. Three of "Star Trek The Next Generation" 1996-97, one "Star Trek Voyager" 1998, four of "Star Trek" 1995-1997, one "The Ships of Star Trek" 1995 and one of "Shuttlecraft Galileo from Starship Enterprise." For more information email <haugenma> or call 382-3396. If no answer, leave message and call will be returned.

Re-homing baby miniature donkey: Very cute, male, 4.5 month old baby miniature donkey. Is very friendly, likes to be petted, dark brown with very cute big eyes. Would like a good home. My grandchildren like to feed him his corn. He would make an excellent Christmas gift! We only need one donkey and was bought bred. Contact <skodta01>.

Wanted: I need to buy firewood to use my chimney this winter. Please contact <carran02> with your offer.

Wanted: Looking to buy a used pair of ice skates size T10 (10 for little kids). 9 or 11 might work too. Contact Andy, <hagean03>.


And finally...

For your holiday baking pleasure we present to you "The United States of Holiday Cookies." Visit this link for unique cookie recipes representative of all 50 U.S. states.

It appears the most uniquely popular cookie of Iowa is the crinkle cookie.

Happy baking and happy holidays!