Tuesday, Nov. 3

TUESDAY 11/03/2020

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Election Day is upon us

"If you have not already voted absentee, early, or by mail, will you use your voice and vote [today]? Will you affirm and protect your neighbor's right to a voice and a vote? This week is likely to bring rejoicing, anger, hope, hopelessness, jubilation and despair, depending on where each of us stands on the issues of our age. [...] As we wait and watch, Luther Norse, our creed states that we are citizens of the world, inclusive and compassionate to all, that we value and recognize all faiths, and that we are a diverse community—which includes a diversity of political views." Read President Ward's full remarks.

Inaugural Fred Nyline Distinguished Award in Music

Nathan Anderson '21 is the inaugural recipient of the Fred Nyline Distinguished Award in Music. Awarded for the first time in 2020, and selected by the director of bands, the Fred Nyline Distinguished Award in Music will be presented annually to a junior or senior member of the Concert Band whose character, leadership and participation in the music program demonstrate a strong contribution to the program in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College. Anderson is a senior, saxophone performance major from Duluth, Minnesota. After graduating from Luther, he plans to attend graduate school for saxophone performance and pedagogy. He recognizes the powerful impact Fred Nyline had on the music program at Luther and is extremely humbled to have won this award in his name.  

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 Update 

The open enrollment period for 2021 group benefit plans is Nov. 2–Nov. 18. College employees should have received an email with important open enrollment information along with a link to the virtual open enrollment meetings. Due to the pandemic, virtual Zoom meetings will be held at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, and at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Login information for the Zoom meetings is in the email and included in the letter attached to the email. A recording of the Zoom meetings will also be available on the HR website after Nov. 8.

Looking for an alternative to staying glued to election results?

Braver Angels
is offering a national gathering tonight for "moments of peace and perspective." Different speakers/offerings every 15 minutes, from 6 p.m.-1:15 a.m, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Readings, stories, reflections, songs, and silence. Come and go as you please. More information and registration here.

Campus Social Media Group meeting Nov. 10

A Campus Social Media Group is being convened to provide support and direction for administrators of Luther College institutional social media accounts, as outlined in the Luther College Social Media Policy. The first group meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Administrators that the Marketing and Communications team are already aware of have received an email regarding this meeting. Staff and faculty who have not received an email and are managing a Luther office/department social media account should contact <catherine.dyer> to receive meeting details.

Lunch space for staff and faculty

The Nobel Conference room is open to faculty and staff 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. most days and can be used as a space to take a break from your work area for lunch. Cleaning supplies are available in the room and COVID-19 protocols should be practiced.

Order Delicious Take-Home Holiday Foods for your Thanksgiving meal

Let the Norse Culinary Team make your pies, rolls, and side dishes for your Thanksgiving meal. Place orders at luther.edu/dining/forms/holidays by Wednesday, Nov. 18, and pick up by noon Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Dining Services Office. It's that easy!

CEPE Pop-Up: 'Populism and Presidential Elections in the US: A Global Perspective' Nov. 9

Dr. Orçun Selçuk will provide an analysis of the presidential elections in the United States from a comparative perspective. Regardless of the outcome, we will discuss the root causes of populism and its likely persistence around the world. Luther students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the conversation at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in Peace Dining Room.

Davis Projects for Peace

Luther has been invited to participate in the summer 2021 Davis Projects for Peace. Luther students (working alone or in groups) interested in designing and implementing their own grassroots projects for peace are encouraged to submit proposals of three pages or less by Jan. 18, 2021. Each project selected receives funding of $10,000. For additional details contact Jon Lund <lundjon> in the Center for Global Learning.

Want to be a Certified Mental Health First Aider? 

Limited openings available for employees to participate in Adult Mental Health First Aid 8:30 a.m.-5p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, in Mott/Borlaug; masks required and physically distanced, 30 min. lunch on your own. MHFA teaches how to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Training is free and you receive a 3-year certification. Register here. Contact <molobo01> with any questions.

A Google Calendar Update from Campus Programming

To students, faculty, and staff: when creating events on your Google Calendar associated with your Luther "@luther.edu" Gmail account, please do not select a "Room" option from the list of rooms located on the right-hand side of the "More Options" window (the tab located next to "Guests"). These reservations populate to the larger campus calendar system and can be seen campus-wide. If you have questions, please contact Megan Pitz <bohrme01>.

Delighted or Distressed: A Post-Election Conversation Nov. 7

Luther students, staff, and faculty are invited to gather with President Ward and members of the Luther community at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the CFL Main Hall to acknowledge post-election emotions, concentrate on our common challenges, and remind one another that "Being Community" also applies during times of political tension. Professors Storm Bailey and Victoria Christman, and Peace Scholars Piper Wood '21, Kim Chham '21, and Levi Bird '21 will facilitate. Sponsored by the CEPE.

Greater Good Mindful Well-being Group

Hoping to bring more meaning or well-being into your life and work? Wellness is leading three-week long group sessions engaging in science-based practices for a meaningful life using the Greater Good Toolkit from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. For more information or to join visit the group webpage. The next group starts on Nov. 17.

Redeemable cans and bottles collection

Last spring, Luther College Habitat for Humanity collected 8000 cans and bottles, raising $400 for Winneshiek County Habitat. They are again seeking donations of clean, dry, redeemable cans and bottles. To arrange for safe collection, please email <habitat>.

Book Shop news

Advent Calendars Have Arrived!
Stop in the Book Shop to treat yourself, friends, and family to an Advent Calendar. We only have a limited supply on hand so when they are gone they are gone. Enjoy!

Professor New Book Spotlight
Please congratulate Dr. Kate Elliott, associate professor of art history, on her first book published by University of Oklahoma Press, "Framing First Contact: From Catlin to Russell." Stop in and take a peak at the Book Shop. Congrats Kate!


Chapel this week

Oct.-Nov. Chapel: One Great World House
Inspired by a Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote shared by President Ward in her spring 2020 convocation address, "One Great World House" is a chapel series that explores the interconnectedness of humanity and all creation. Sung morning prayer on Mondays will be rooted in 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, as well as liturgy by Marty Haugen '73. On Wednesdays, "Just Biology?" led by Prof. Eric Baack and past and current students of Bio 151 will explore questions at the intersection of science and spirituality. Friday chapel is formed by music, prayer, and reflections on scripture from different speakers exploring the themes of interconnectedness and interdependence. In the diverse body that is the world: "If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it" (1 Cor 12: 26.). All chapel services are online, with links available at luther.edu/events.

Wednesday, Nov. 4: Kirk Larsen
Friday, Nov. 6: All Saints Chapel
Monday, Nov. 9: Come, Let Us Sing for Joy

All Saints Chapel Nov. 6

All Saints Chapel will be 10:30-10:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, on Zoom. This annual All Saints Chapel provides an opportunity to gather as a community to celebrate the joy of new life and grieve the loss of loved ones. We include name(s) of immediate family/household members who are born or adopted in the past year and those who have passed away since Nov. 1, 2019. There will be an opportunity to lift up names of loved ones that don't fit in the parameters of names read by presenters during the service. Community members are invited to pick up a battery operated tea light from a table outside of CFL 106 to light during the service.

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 sports.luther.edu.

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, Nov. 3-Tuesday, Nov. 10!

Virtual student recital: Emma Kuehl, voice Nov. 7

Emma Kuehl ’21, voice, in collaboration with Corey Silberstein, will perform a senior recital at 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The program includes works by Mozart, Poldowski, N. Boulanger, Mahler, Brahms, Barber, and Donizetti. This event will be livestreamed. Emma is a student of Beth Ray Westlund and Nicholas Shaneyfelt.

Virtual student recital: Lilly Streich, soprano Nov. 8

Lilly Streich '21, soprano, in collaboration with Rachael Brolin, piano, will perform a senior recital at 12 p.m, Sunday, Nov. 8. The recital includes works by Bellini, Bruni, Mozart, Strauss, Debussy, and Libby Larsen. This event will be livestreamed. Lilly is a student of Rachel Storlie.

Dan Davis virtual lecture: 'A Take of Two Late Ottoman Shipwrecks near Rhodes' Nov. 9

Dan Davis (Luther's Orlando P. Qualley chair of classical studies) will deliver a Zoom webinar for the Archaeological Institute of America's Iowa Society at 6 p.m. Nov. 9, 2020. The lecture is titled "A Tale of Two Late Ottoman Shipwrecks near Rhodes." Research on these two shipwrecks discovered and documented in deep-water has helped shed light on maritime history and every-day life in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 18th and 19th centuries. The focus of the talk is on the exciting process of archaeological discovery and research. The lecture is free, but you need to register in advance.

Here's My Story: 'Coping with the Pandemic' Virtual Panel Nov. 11

The pandemic has impacted us in large and small ways, and because we have been distancing, we may not know how other members of the Luther community have been affected. Hearing others' stories can be validating. Join Luther staff, faculty, and students at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, as they speak about how their health, life circumstances, and intersectional identities have been challenged by the pandemic. Sponsored by Counseling Services, Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program, Luther Disability Alliance, Active Minds and Center for Ethics and Public Engagement 


Welcome, new hires

Cary Erickson started his custodial staff position on Oct. 28. His office is Regents Center, telephone 387-2231.

Celebrations this week

Nov. 3: Laurie ludin-Nelson, Kevin Werges
Nov. 4: Maggie Britton, Doug Craft, Lucy Crawford, Emily Mineart
Nov. 5: Emily Ellsworth
Nov. 6: Laura Bouska, Joe Breitenstein, Megan Pitz, Adam Ptacek, Mary Teslow
Nov. 7: Nancy Gates Madsen, Ann Pitz
Nov. 8: Mark Faldet, Carol Johnston

Nov. 9: Rene Donlan, 25 years

Position Openings

Alumni Office and Records Coordinator (1.0 FTE): Position will be responsible for entering and processing biographical information for all current students, alumni, spouses, partners, children, parents, donors, and friends of the college. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the data and does research as needed to verify data. Assists the Executive Director and Associate Directors by providing support for events and programs, print and digital communications, and constituent outreach and follow-up. High school diploma and at least two years of post-high school education required. One or more years of office-related skills with data entry and maintenance experience preferred.

Student Employment Coordinator (1.0 FTE): Position will be responsible for developing and enhancing student work positions as well as coordinating on-campus and off-campus employment according to federal regulations and established college policies. Coordinator will maintain a current knowledge of federal and state regulations, collaborate with prospective and current student employers, solicit work requests from supervisors, perform work-site visits, and variety of payroll duties. High school diploma or equivalent is required and three years of administrative or program management experience is required. Bachelor's degree is preferred. Also required is a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.

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.


Presented by the Luther College Preus Library and Winneshiek County Historical Society, the Winneshiek County Newspaper Archives is now available online and includes the digitization of more than 150 years of local newspapers. The archive can be accessed by visiting winneshiekcounty.advantage-preservation.com/

Kate Elliott has published an art history book that explores visual representations of the first contact between European settlers and Native Americans. "Framing First Contact: From Catlin to Russell" is available for purchase where books are sold. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, the book helps uncover the less obvious messages of first contact paintings and forces readers, and her students to think about why we tell the stories we do and why those stories matter. 

Gereon Kopf will present "Mind and/or/as Body: A Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Consciousness" at the Contemplative Research Conference organized by the Mind and Life Institute, Nov. 5-8.

Ideas and Creations

In the post, "Give Yourself a Pat On the Back," Paul Gardner reflects on what's changed over the last year and how we've all learned to respond in a resilient way.


For rent: 4 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Fridge, stove, and dishwasher included, onsite laundry. Hardwood floors, very nice condition in Decorah's west side near Luther College. No pets, no smoking. $800/ month rent. Deposit required. Call 563-379-1768 with questions or to view.

For rent: 4 Bedroom, 2 full bathroom house for rent. Newly remodeled throughout. Comes with stove, fridge, washer and dryer. Attached 1 car garage. On College Dr. close to Luther. $1200/month. Call or text 563-379-1768 with questions or to view.

Wanted: Looking for a housekeeper for our home in Spillville for every other week. Mask required. Referrals are welcome. Please contact <lenead01>. 


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