Tuesday, Dec. 1

TUESDAY 12/01/2020

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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.


Wellness checkups

WMC is no longer performing community blood draws for the remainder of 2020 so if you haven't completed your blood draw, you will need to either go to Gunderson clinic or schedule a time with the final blood draw on campus on Tuesday, Dec. 15, through Wellness. Times are filling up and all draws are scheduled between 6:30- 8 a.m. due to the fasting requirement. After Dec. 31, all employees that haven't completed their three steps of a Wellness Checkup will see an increase in their monthly insurance premiums.

Campus Social Media Group meeting Dec. 10

A Campus Social Media Group has been 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 next group meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 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 Megan Schwenneker <schwme04> to receive meeting details.

Register to attend Christmas at Luther

Don't forget to register to attend "Christmas at Luther 2020: For Everyone Born!" The online premiere occurs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. Register at luther.edu/christmas2020 by Dec. 1 to guarantee you'll be emailed the viewing link. Audio and video footage was pre-recorded in October wearing masks and physically-distanced. Tune in from home via computer, tablet, smart television, smartphone, or any web-enabled device.

Habitat for Humanity can collection

The Luther College chapter of Habitat for Humanity thanks the community for its response as we collect cans for Winneshiek County Habitat. As we return to online learning, we will suspend collecting until after the holidays. We are so grateful for your donations.

Stay connected with friends over break and into Quarter 2

  1. Identify a book you'd like to read that would help you reflect on a current challenging local, national, or global issue.  
  2. Find 3-4 friends who would also like to read the book and discuss it.
  3. Email <cepe> with the book title and names of those in your group.
  4. Sit back, wait for the book to arrive, read, and connect!

Offer open to all Luther community members, with priority given to students if requests exceed available resources.

Book Shop news

Christmas at Luther Ornament
The Book Shop has just received this year's ornament. Hurry, at only $12 they will sell out fast!

Christmas items 25% off
Check out the great selection of Christmas items in the Book Shop, all 25% off!


Chapel this week

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

College Ministries is excited to welcome Pastor Michael Foss to Luther to serve as interim campus pastor. Pastor Michael will be speaking in Chapel on Friday, Dec. 4--join us to meet and welcome him to the Luther community.

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, Dec. 1-Monday, Dec. 7!

Virtual student recital: Colton Ironside, voice Dec. 5

Colton Ironside '21, bass-baritone, in collaboration with Nicholas Shaneyfelt, will perform a senior recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 5. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Shubert, Butterworth, and Poulenc. This event will be livestreamed. Colton is a student of Carol Kreuscher and Nicholas Shaneyfelt.

'Job Hopping: Harnessing Your Changing Interests to Develop a Career You Love' Dec. 9

Research shows that the average person has 12 different employers during their working life. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, join Luther professors Victoria Christman, Todd Green, Steve Holland, and Alexandra White to hear how their changing research and interests led them to pivot mid-career and pursue more meaningful avenues. Students are invited to share hopes, fears, and questions about their own imminent leap into the workforce through a Q&A. Find the Zoom link at luther.edu/events. Moderated by Career Center Dir. Sarah Crose and sponsored by the CEPE.


Celebrations this week

Dec. 1: Andrew Last
Dec. 2: Kathy Riley, Molly Thomas
Dec. 3: Dawn Schweizer, Melissa Mettille, Samantha Spilde
Dec. 4: James Perez, Lisa Scott
Dec. 5: Mary Lally, Leah McCrea, Lisa Witzke, Daisy Johnson, Joyce Houdek, Bob Erickson
Dec. 6: Donna Ryant

Dec. 1: Marcia Gullickson, 30 years


Gereon Kopf has been been awarded a research grant from the North-East-Asia-Council of the Association for Asian Studies to research the use of AI in Japanese Buddhism.

Research by Beth Lynch, Chris Nevala-Plagemann '11, and collaborators from the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin demonstrate how changes in climate occurring over the past 7000 years corresponded to changes in forest composition and forest fire regimes. The results are described in their paper, "Late-Holocene climate changes linked to ecosystem shifts in the Northwest Wisconsin Sand Plain, USA," published in the November 2020 issue of The Holocene. 

Loren Toussaint, along with many others, offer perspectives on the topic of depressions in Part 2 of the documentary "Surviving the Big D," now available to view on YouTube.  

Ideas and Creations

Things may be very different at the campus radio station this year, but in a recent blog post student manager Jenna Gengler shares how meeting challenges, learning from real-world experience, and community building are still at the heart of KWLC.


Wanted: Looking for an indoor dog kennel for a 50 LB. dog. Contact <lillre01> or 563-419-0548.


And finally...

We're excited to be celebrating Christmas at Luther this Friday! View excerpts from last year's performance to help get you in the holiday spirit.

Register at luther.edu/christmas2020 by Dec. 1 to guarantee you'll be emailed the viewing link!