Tuesday, Feb. 23

TUESDAY 2/23/2021

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Being Community updates

Schedule your COVID test today! The EAST program has plenty of spots available. Read an FAQ about the program, watch a video to see how it works, and sign up online. Current students, faculty, and staff are eligible as long as you are symptom-free, haven't had COVID in the past 90 days, and are not in quarantine. Questions? Email <covidtestinglc>.

The Being Community website is the hub of information and inspiration for Luther's approach to the 2020-21 academic year. We invite community questions and feedback.


HR update

1095-C forms are available
Human Resources has generated 2020 1095-C Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage forms. Employees who elected to receive those online can log in to NorseHub to view and print their forms. For employees who have not opted in to online distribution, we will be printing and distributing forms via campus mail this week. If you do not receive a form or have questions, please contact Matthew Bills <bills>, 387-1189.

It's not too late to get a flu vaccine!

Health Service will be offering the last of the available flu vaccine through February. If you have not yet had a flu vaccine and would like to receive one, please call Health Service at 563-387-1045 and schedule an appointment. These are free for students and would be $25 cash or check for staff and faculty (a receipt will be given for reimbursement at the time of service). #GetVaccinated!

Be part of Giving Day 2021

Join the Luther community for Giving Day on Thursday, March 11. Are you willing to share on social media about how much you love Luther? Sign up now for Team #luthergives.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) reimbursement application open

Applications for the CSA Reimbursement Program are now being accepted. You can find all the details, and the application form, on the Center for Sustainable Communities website. The program reimburses current faculty and staff 50% (maximum $100) of the cost of a CSA subscription. The CSA program is a popular program that supports local farmers and helps your household eat fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits. For questions, contact <sustainability>.

ISAA Fashion Show fundraiser continues

Proceeds raised through the Feb. 13 ISAA Fashion Show are going to support refugees affected by the Tigray War in Ethiopia. Even though the fashion show is over, faculty and staff can still donate to help the displaced refugees by purchasing tickets on Luther's ticket website or calling Luther's Box Office and donating over the phone.

Seeking a media relations student assistant

Do you know of a student who would like to gain valuable experience working in Luther's Media Relations Office? These students help to find and tell the great stories happening at Luther. Encourage talented writers to contact Katie Schweinefus <schwka04> for more information!

Book Shop news

Alumni book spotlights
Please congratulate Liz Heinecke '89 on her newly published book, "Radiant: The Dancer, The Scientist, And A Friendship Forged In Light." Please send her wonderful Luther congratulatory vibes! Stop in the Book Shop to purchase a copy, and support your fellow Norse.

After watching the virtual premiere for "The 7th Longest Yards," stop in and pick up a copy of Chris Norton's '14 book, "The 7 Longest Yards," and "The Power Of Faith When Tragedy Strikes." Both books are available for purchase in the Book Shop.


Chapel this week

All chapel services will be held online and the links may be found on the Luther events calendar.

Wednesday, Feb. 24: Guy Nave
Friday, Feb. 26: Pastor Mike Foss
Monday, March 1: Music and Meditation for Lent

Good Shepherd Zoom Lenten Services Wednesdays at 7pm

Luther students are invited to join Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for an informal, live Zoom worship and fellowship time each Wednesday in Lent, starting on Feb. 24. Services start at 7p.m. Contact Vicar Kathryn for the Zoom link or with any questions <thompson>.

Home sporting events

For the most accurate and up-to-date information about Norse Athletics and the status of competition in the American Rivers Conference, visit luthernorse.com.

Events this week

The Office of Campus Programming maintains a Calendar of Events which includes listings for student activities, athletics, lectures, and more, with links to virtual events.

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Feb. 23-Monday, March 1!

Luther pays tribute to James Baldwin during Black History Month

Luther has events planned throughout the month of February to celebrate the work and achievements of people of color during Black History Month. This year's events feature author and activist James Baldwin. Through film showings, lectures, discussions and performances, audience members will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge about the struggles and hardships that came and still come from being Black in America and gain a historical perspective that can be used to better understand recent events. Links to attend all of the live, virtual events can be found on Luther's online events calendar.

'How I Left the Interfaith Movement and Found Interfaith Solidarity,' Dr. Edward Curtis Feb. 24

Edward Curtis will offer reflections and invite dialogue on the broader theme of interfaith activism in light of his own disillusionment with corporate, and foundation-funded interfaith movements in the United States. Curtis will address how this disillusionment ultimately opened the way for him to focus more of his energy on Black, Muslim, and Palestinian liberation. Join us at 7 p.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 24, for this virtual event open to the public, with a livestream link available at luther.edu/events. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and College Ministries.

Virtual Black History Month film screening Feb. 25

As part of Luther's commemoration of Black History Month, community members are invited to a virtual screening of "I Am Not Your Negro" on Thursday, Feb. 25. Raoul Peck’s 2017 film explores James Baldwin’s writings (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson) and television appearances. The film is available for members of the Luther community to watch anytime via the Kanopy streaming service. A Decorah Public Library card can also be used to access the film.

Virtual senior recital: Frances Marshall, cello Feb. 27

Frances Marshall '21, cello, in collaboration with Shana Liu, Clare Dvoracek, Nolan Mancl, and Andrew Moore, will perform a senior recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. The program includes works by JS Bach, Shostakovich, Berlin, and Eaton. This event will be livestreamed. Frances is a student of Kacy Clopton and Jon Ailabouni.

Wind and Percussion Concert Feb. 27

The Luther College Wind and Percussion Ensemble will present a program at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. It will include music by Timothy Mahr, Jan Van der Roost, Jennifer Jolley, and Dmitri Shostakovich. This event will be livestreamed.

Virtual student recital: Abigail Toussaint, oboe Feb. 28

Abigail Toussaint '22, oboe, in collaboration with Kathy Reed, Kirsten Loynachan, Corey Silberstein, and Madi Miller, will perform a junior recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. The program includes works by Handel, Hindemith, and Bellini. This event will be livestreamed. Abigail is a student of Heather Armstrong.

'Sustainability Careers: A Luther College Alumni Panel' March 4

Luther College is hosting an online panel discussion titled "Sustainability Careers: A Luther College Alumni Panel." At 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, four Luther alumni will speak about how sustainability concerns have influenced their careers. Learn more about the panelists here. A link will be available under this event listing at luther.edu/events. The event is co-sponsored by Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities, the Alumni and Development Office, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Career Center.

'Women in the Lead: Student Experiences at Luther' March 8

Join us at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 8, International Women's Day, to hear student leaders share the joys and challenges of being "women in the lead." Featured speakers include Kelao Charmaine Neumbo '22 (president, International Students and Allies Assn.), Evelyn Montoya '23 (president, Latinxs Unidx), and Ursula Damtse '22 (social media coordinator, Black Student Union). Salomé Valdivieso S. '23 (president, Intersectional Feminist Club) will moderate. Link available at luther.edu/events. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, Identity Studies Department, ISAA, BSU, LU, and IFC.


Celebrations this week

Feb. 24: David Huinker
Feb. 25: Helen Olson
Feb. 26: Megan Sherman, Kathryn Thompson
Feb. 27: Igor Kalnin, Teri Miller
Feb. 28: Jodi Enos-Berlage, Jon Lund, Jenna Mockler-Gjerde

Feb. 28: Jennifer Folstad, 10 years

Position openings

Career Coach and Internship Manager (1.0 FTE): Position provides individual and group career coaching for students and alumni by helping them throughout the career development process from building self-awareness to exploration of opportunities to effectively landing jobs. This individual will also manage the logistics of Luther's internship program and provide administrative support to the office and Career Center Director. Bachelor's degree is required, preferably from a liberal arts college; Masters in Student Personnel Administration, Leadership Studies, Counseling, or Higher Education 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.


Andy Hageman published an essay about the work that first-year students in his 2021 September Term did exploring Chinese SF and zooming with the author.

Susan Schmidt is part of a team that has developed the Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA) program at Villanova University. The purpose of the program is to train non-lawyer immigrant advocates.

Ideas and Creations

In her post, Staying Active in Cold Temperatures, Jessica Rupp shares some ideas on how you can keep moving and have fun even when it's cold outside.

In his post, The Spirit of Welcome in the Black Church, learn why Pastor Mike Foss believes that Black History Month is an invitation for discovery and how it reminds him of his own experience with the presence and power of the Black Church.


Free: A two-seated futon with black upholstery. Good condition. Contact <greeto02>.

Housing wanted: Responsible Luther College junior seeks housing for the summer of 2021. Open to rental or housesitting opportunities, and willing to help with household duties. References available. Please contact Jill at 319-270-7690.


And finally...

"It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."

-- James A. Baldwin