Tuesday, March 16

TUESDAY 3/16/2021

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Giving Day success

16 hours of giving + more than 2,263 gnome-tastic gifts + 2,092 volunteer service hours = $1,195,265.70, a big day for the Luther Fund!

Thank you for going big AND going gnome!

You did it! You made #LutherGives a huge, record breaking day of Luther Fund giving!

We are grateful for all the faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends who made donations, posted on social media, recorded thank yous, took pictures with the gnomes, and so much more.

We are also grateful for the generosity of our Gnome Team who stepped forward to make the day even more fun for everyone.

Many, many thanks!
The Alumni and Development team

Luther College named to National Register of Historic Places

The U.S. Department of the Interior has named the 32-acre Luther College Campus Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places. The 3.5 year nomination process was co-led by the Decorah Historic Preservation Commission (DHPC) and Luther College, and included substantial, much-appreciated research by twenty Decorah, DHPC, and Luther volunteers.

Being Community updates

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 updates

2020 health and dependent care flex claims
Health and dependent care flex claims for payroll deductions made during 2020 must be submitted for reimbursement by March 31, 2021. Claims must have been incurred by March 15, 2021 to be eligible for reimbursement for the 2020 payroll elections.

COVID-19 vaccination and PTO
As the COVID-19 vaccines become available to more population segments, Luther wants to remove any barriers to employees who have the opportunity to become vaccinated. Employees with an opportunity to get a vaccine anywhere within a 2-hour radius of Decorah will not need to use PTO for travel time to and from the appointment as well as the appointment time.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Locator
UMR has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Locator to help members navigate local vaccination planning and find resources for their area to help them take steps toward vaccination. This ZIP code-based tool finds online, public vaccine resources available through state and local health departments as well as national retail pharmacies .

TIAA individual counseling sessions
TIAA announces individual virtual counseling sessions 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 26. Space is limited. Register online at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or by calling 800-732-8353 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday–Friday.

Community Supported Agriculture 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 the CSC <sustainability>.

Preus Library 'Level 1 Green' Updates

With the campus move to "Level 1 Green," Preus Library has added clusters of physically distanced seating on the Library's Main Floor. In addition, Main Floor study tables and rooms are now available for "first come, first served" individual use (tables and rooms are still available by reservation on the lower floor). Collections located on the Main Floor are now open for browsing, including Reference, Leisure Reading, DVDs, and Periodicals.

Doc Center offers printing on canvas

The Document Center offers wide format printing on canvas that we can stretch-mount to a wood frame.  Currently we offer 16x16, 16x24 and 20x30 inches. Email the Document Center <doccenter> with any questions, file requirements and for a price quote.

Nominate a special senior!

Do you know a Luther student graduating in May who's made a real impact? The Luther magazine seeks to profile seniors who've done something notable through research, service, activism, leadership, performance, internships, or otherwise. Send suggestions to <magazine> by April 7. Please be specific about what makes this student special!

Admissions student work opportunities

Do you know of any students who would be absolute rock stars in the Admissions Office? Let them know we're hiring for this summer and next year; the deadline is March 22! Visit the Admissions website or contact <addison.sadler> for more information.

CGL digital media/office assistant work-study opportunity

Please invite any students you know with excellent communication and organizational skills to apply for the Center for Global Learning's digital media/office assistant work-study position. The student in this position will gain valuable experience by creating social media posts, collaborating on social media strategy, and supporting the ongoing work of the Center for Global Learning in other ways. Interested students can apply by filling out this form. Questions? Email Jennifer Self <selfje01>.

Catalyze Coaches

Do you know a senior student leader who is passionate about helping others? Refer them to apply to be a Catalyze Coach! Catalyze Coaches are near-peer college graduates who coach high-need and/or first-in-family college students to help them excel at Luther College. Benefits include housing, a stipend, health coverage, and an Education Award used to repay federal student loans or future education expenses. A 12-month commitment is required. Encourage them to apply today! 

Deco Products Applied Learning Endowment

Deco Products is continuing its support of Luther College and its students. The manufacturing company out of Decorah has established the Deco Products Applied Learning Endowment which will fund internship and applied learning opportunities for qualified students.

Lifelong Learner Seminar #2

"A Discussion of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil" will convene via Zoom from 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (CT) for three Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, March 17 and ending on Wednesday, March 31. Moderator: Bradley Miller, professor emeritus computer science. Visit the Alumni website for more information and online registration.

Book Shop news

Find Your Pot Of Gold event
Stop in the Book Shop for some St. Paddy's Day fun Tuesday, March 16-Thursday, March 18! Find a gold coin in the store and receive a reward, $5 select tanks, $6 select tees, and 25% Off Clearance. Stop in so we can help you find your pot of "Norse" gold at the end of the rainbow while enjoying a Lucky Charms treat!

Luther alumnus book spotlight
Please congratulate Dick Edwards '64 on his newly revised book, "Mom, Dad... Can We Talk?: Helping Our Aging Parents With the Wisdom and Insight of Others." Please stop in the Book Shop to purchase a copy, and support your fellow Norse!


Chapel this week

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

Wednesday, March 17: Kadra Abdi
Friday, March 19: Kirk Larsen
Moday, March 22: Music and Meditation for Lent

Good Shepherd Virtual Lenten Music Series continues March 17

The second in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church's Virtual Lenten Music Series features a solo guitar recital by Chris Olson, with a combination of Jazz standards and original compositions. Styles include Swing, Samba, Afro-Cuban, Acoustic New Age, Reggae, Jazz Ballad, Bossa Nova, and Funk. The performance premieres at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, and lasts approximately 30 minutes. It is available for viewing on Good Shepherd's YouTube channel and will remain there for later viewing.

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, March 16-Monday, March 22!

'Faith, Social Justice, and Climate Advocacy' webinar March 18

Carbon pricing reduces greenhouse gasses by increasing fossil fuel prices, but this can harm the poor. The webinar "Faith, Social Justice, and Climate Advocacy" will address this issue at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18. The speakers, Valentina Harmjanz and Juan Rios, will explore the topic through the lens of their Catholic faith. The webinar is co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Communities and the NE Iowa Chapter of CCL. For details go to luther.edu/events.

Concert Band concert March 21

The Luther College Concert Band will present a program at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 21. The performance will include compositions by Adolphus Hailstork (American Guernica), Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium, transcribed by H. Robert Reynolds), and Omar Thomas (Come Sunday). This event will be livestreamed.

Women, Faith, and Finance virtual event April 9

On Friday, April 9, Luther is hosting a virtual keynote by Dr. Christine Whelan of University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of the Women, Faith, and Finance Initiative. Her presentation is titled, "Consuming Happiness: Money, Relationships, Equality, and Meaning…in the Pandemic and Beyond." Women of all ages are invited to participate. This Zoom event (noon–1 p.m.) is free, but you must register at luther.edu/wff. Email <lovellje> for more information.

Virtual Student Recitals

Kathryn "Katie" Hall '21, clarinet, in collaboration with Anne Wilson, Spencer Ketterling, and Dr. Nicholas Shaneyfelt, will perform a senior recital at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 20. The program contains works from C.M. Weber, Poulenc, and Glinka, and will be streamed live on the Luther College website. Katie is a student of Dr. Michael Chesher.

Spencer Ketterling '22, bassoon, in collaboration with Katie Hall, Anne Wilson, and Dr. Nicholas Shaneyfelt, will perform a junior recital at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. The program includes works by Adolphus Hailstork, Eugéne Bozza, and Carl Maria von Weber. Spencer is a student of Dr. Thea Groth.

Leah Marxhausen ’22, violin, in collaboration with Paul Patrick Priester and Eric head, will perform a junior recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 20. The program includes works by Bach, Paganini, Spohr, and Sarasate. Leah is a student of Igor Kalnin.

Thomas Warden '21, in collaboration with Dr. Nicholas Shaneyfelt, will perform a senior recital at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 21. The program will include works by Massenet, Quilter, Bellini, Schumann, Hahn, and Handel. Thomas is a student of Carla Hanson and Dr. Nicholas Shaneyfelt.

Elliot Rickert '21, baritone voice, in collaboration with Rachael Brolin will perform a senior recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 21. The program includes works by John Dowland, Giacomo Carissimi, Giluseppe Giordani, Felix Mendelssohn, Emile Paladilhe, Vincent d'Indy, and Hugo Wolf. Elliot is a student of Andrew Whitfield.

All student recitals will be livestreamed.


Welcome, new hires

Aaron TerBeest started his positon as workstation support specialist on Feb. 22. His office is Main 32, telephone 387-1403.

Celebrations this week

March 16: Sara Gullickson, Jodi Meyer-Mork, Sarah Schutz
March 17:Thomas Piazza
March 20: Laura Peterson, Laurie Zaring
March 21: John Hedstrom, David Lester, Richard Mtisi
March 22: Kate Narveson, Roman Yasinovskyy


Bob Strong, who has worked at Luther for more than 32 years has announced his retirement effective April 1, 2021. We congratulate Bob and thank him for his dedicated service to the College.

Position openings

Assistant Director of Residence Life/Summer Housing Director (1.0 FTE): Position is responsible for coordinating the student learning and community and personal development programs in Farwell, Larsen, and Olson Halls during the academic year. During the summer months this position will work full-time as the Summer Housing Director. Master's degree in college student personnel, counseling, or higher education preferred; bachelor's degree required.

Director of College Ministries and College Pastor (1.0 FTE): Provides pastoral leadership for the Luther community through ministries of spiritual formation, vocational discernment, ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, service, and leadership development. Ministry at Luther is grounded in the commitments made in the affirmation of baptism: to live among God's faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord's supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth. Qualified candidate will be a Rostered Word and Sacrament minister in good standing within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), have an M.Div. with 5-10 years of ministry preferred, as well as with familiarity with the traditions and values of Lutheran higher education, exceptional capabilities in theological reflection, ritual design, and interfaith leadership.

Social Media Specialist (1.0 FTE): Position is responsible for managing, creating, and publishing engaging, original and high-quality content for the main Luther College social media accounts, in line with the overall marketing strategy. Position will assist with the creation and implementation of critical marketing campaigns and brand strategies to build brand awareness and increasing public reach for Luther College. Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field required along with in-depth knowledge and understanding of all major social media platforms, experience running social media on behalf of a brand and social media ads, and experience with social media management tools such as Sprout Social required.

To view the complete job descriptions and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Thomas C. Johnson's article, "Television, Pro Football and Mobile Privatization, 1939-1970," published in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, was recently added to the archives of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Andy Hageman reviews a stellar biography of the Finnish-American actor behind Vampira.

Amy Weldon's review of "Stillicide" by Cynan Jones is now online at Orion Magazine.

Ideas and Creations

In the post, Data Science Enabled COVID-19 Surveillance Systems, Shafqat Ali Shad shares how data science can help protect humankind against infectious diseases like COVID-19.

In their post, COVID-19, Vaccines, and Viral Variants—What Comes Next in the Pandemic?, Eric Baack and Brian Hiester discuss why the scientific community is optimistic yet cautious when it comes to the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.


For sale: Triumph 72" 4-in-1 Multi-Game Swivel Table. Play four different games on 1 table – Air powered hockey, table tennis, billiards, and launch football. Rotating swivel table allows you to switch between hockey and billiards in seconds. Buyer hauls. $75. Contact <lescje01>.

For sale: Dining table and chairs. Beautiful Bernhardt (maple and oak) dining table and four chairs in great condition. Rectangular: 78" x 47", with two leaves. $300 OBO. Photos available! Contace <davida06>.

For sale: Five HP 564 printer cartridges (all new in original unopened boxes): 564XL black (two, est. retail price at $32 each); 564 Photo black (two, at $17); 564 tricolor cyan, magenta, yellow (one, at $47). Total retail cost for all: c.$145; the group for sale for $80. Email <gilbertc> or call 612-720-7440.

For sale: Free range chicken eggs for $3.00/dozen. Eggs are mostly large or extra large and are dark brown, brown, cream, and white. Coming from very happy, spoiled, chickens on our acreage. We would love to have a couple more repeat customers and campus delivery is available. Please email Chandra Jennings <skinch01> if interested.

Housing wanted: Two juniors looking for a summer house! Willing to rent or house sit for the summer months between the end of the spring semester and beginning of fall. First time staying in Decorah and are looking for a nice, quiet, and clean place to stay. Excited to experience Decorah in the summer months! Contact <fellem01>.

Wanted: Looking for a dog sitter for April 2–4. We live walking distance to Luther, and are looking for someone who can spend the night. Our Labrador loves people as well as going on walks. Email Linda at <silbli01> if you are interested.


And finally...

Women have always played an active role in history. Take some time during Women's History Month to explore some of the historical pioneers and contemporary newsmakers that continue to impact the world.

For example, do you know who organized the first recorded women's political demonstration in America? Or who soared across the sky as the first African American, and the first Native American woman pilot? What famous film actress pioneered the technology that formed the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems?

If you don't know the answers to these questions, you've got some reading to do!