Tuesday, Oct. 26

TUESDAY 10/26/2021

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Being Community updates

Asymptomatic COVID Testing for All Students, Faculty, and Staff
Luther’s EAST (Expanded Asymptomatic Surveillance Testing) will be open to all students, faculty, and staff on Tuesdays at 1-4:30 p.m., starting on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Appointments are required and can be booked online, up to 12 hours in advance. On the appointment website, look for “Asymptomatic COVID Testing for Luther Community Members.” Anyone being tested must have no COVID symptoms and should be feeling healthy at the time of their appointment. This testing service is free of charge. Masks are required at the testing site, located at 404 High St.

The Being Community website is the hub of information and inspiration for Luther's approach to the 2021-22 academic year. We invite community questions and feedback.


Greet the class of 2020

The Luther College class of 2020 will return for a special one-year reunion, including a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 to commemorate their graduation. Faculty and staff are encouraged to gather by 5:20 p.m. outside the CFL wearing regalia or Luther blue, to greet alums as they leave the ceremony (anticipated to be between 5:20 and 5:30). Weather permitting, an informal meet and greet will take place between the CFL and Bentdahl Commons between 5:30 and 6 p.m. before a class of 2020 dinner in the Union. Questions? Contact <alyssa.ritter> or <undekr01>.

SAC Christmas Cheer 2021

Though it’s hard to believe, the Christmas season will soon be upon us, and we are looking forward to spreading some holiday cheer around Decorah and other communities in northeast Iowa. Please fill out this form if your office or department would like to sponsor a family in need this Christmas! We hope you will join us for this special annual tradition that brings the community together! Stay tuned for the gift drop-off date! Email <sacservice> with any questions.

Sharing first generation student stories 

Nov. 8 is National First Generation Appreciation Day so Catalyze will be sharing first gen success stories during the week of November 8-12 to celebrate. There will be Instagram posts and a poster outside our office that students can stop and read. This form is open to all first generation students (current and past). Share your story!

Subscribe to the Dining Services E-Newsletter

To stay in the Dining Services loop on specials, schedules, and hours over school breaks, subscribe to the Luther College Dining Services E-Newsletter. It is sent out once a month with the most up-to-date reminders and information regarding all things Luther College Dining Services.

No liquids in recycling and landfill

Please pour out liquids before putting your cup, can, or bottle in recycling or landfill. Besides adding weight, liquids spill and mess up floors (and people). Questions or ideas? Contact <sustainability>.

Halloween costume contest!

Calling all students, faculty, and staff! Grab your most creative costumes and join SAC in the Union Lobby for Halloween festivities on Friday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Union lounge. We will have various prizes for best costumes--including best group costume! Email <sac> with questions.

Decorah Masters Swim Team

Looking to add structure and fun to your swim fitness regime? Consider joining Luther coworkers and community members on the Decorah Masters Swim team. The team is open to anyone who can comfortably 25 yards. Contact <ellika03> or <aaron.zander> for more information including practice times and fees.  

Chair massage

Wellness is hosting a massage therapist weekly on the first and third Mondays of the month. Prices are $30 for 20 minutes or $40 for 30 minutes chair massages (cost includes tip and is payable by cash, check, or card at appointment or when booking). Massage can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety, and enhance immune system function. Chair massage is done on a chair designed for massaging the back, neck, shoulders, arms, and hands. Massages are done fully clothed. Sign up for a 20 or 30 minute session. New location: Union 102.

Counseling Service newsletter

Did you know Counseling Service offers a monthly newsletter? The virtual newsletter is great way for Luther community members to gain information and tips related to mental health and stay aware of current outreach programming. Sign up and check out previous installments.

Book Shop news

Autographed copies available
The Book Shop has autographed copies of The Violence Project: How to Stop a Mass Shooting Epidemic by Jillian Peterson. Peterson was a recent speaker on campus, sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. 

College Ministries

All Saints Day Chapel Nov. 1
During 10:30 a.m. chapel on Nov. 1, we will remember by name members of the Luther community who have died in the past year (current & former faculty/staff, spouses or children of current faculty/staff, current/recent students) as well as children born or adopted into the Luther community since Nov. 1, 2021. You are invited to submit names to [email protected] by Oct. 27. There will be further opportunities during chapel to remember all the saints who have gone before us.

Upcoming in Focus
Gather at 8 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall for a time of song, prayer, and reflection. This Sunday’s speaker is Kerry Brennan.

Subscribe to the College Ministries YouTube channel
Chapel services are available online. Look up “Luther College Ministries” on YouTube and subscribe while you’re there!


Chapel this week

The November chapel theme is "Awake and Greet the New Morn." Psalm 108 says, "My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make melody. Awake, my soul! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn...Your steadfast love is higher than the heavens, and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds." As you watch the seasons change, may the daily steadfast cycle of light rising and light setting reconnect us with God’s promises of life, peace, and love, dawning anew each day.

All chapels begin at 10:30 a.m. and take place in the CFL Main Hall unless noted otherwise.

Wednesday, Oct. 27: President Jenifer K. Ward
Friday, Oct. 29: Asha Aden '20, Aurora
Monday, Nov. 1:
All Saints Day Chapel

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, Oct. 26–Monday, Nov. 1. Contact <schedule> with questions. For a complete listing of athletic events, visit luthernorse.com.

Pop-Up Author Event: Kristi Hemmer Oct. 26

College Ministries invites you to join us at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Nansen Room of the Union for a pop-up author conversation with Kristi Hemmer, whose book "Quit Being So Good" is a call to action for women to unapologetically be their most powerful selves for the sake of building a safer, more equitable world. Bring a lunch and join Kristi for this time of encouragement and empowerment. Sponsored by College Ministries. More information about Kristi and her work can be found here.

Paideia Texts and Issues panel Nov. 2

“Decolonized Approaches to Teaching Religious Studies," is the second Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture of the 2021-22 series Decolonizing Paideia? Revising the Products and Processes of Education. Religion department faculty members Todd Green, Robert Shedinger, and Wanda Deifelt and students Dominique Stringer ‘22 and Nora Nyi Myint ‘22 will consider avenues for the ongoing work that decolonizing approaches demand within the religion classroom and at Luther College more broadly. Join at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the CFL Recital Hall.

Poetry Reading: Patrick Cabello Hansel Nov. 4

Patrick Cabello Hansel will give a poetry reading on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. He will also speak at Weekday Chapel in the CFL on Friday, Nov 5. Both events are open to the public. Patrick Cabello Hansel is a poet and retired Lutheran pastor of dual-language parishes in New York City, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis. His first book of poems, "The Devouring Land," focuses on the lives of recent immigrants to the US. His second poetry book, "Quitting Time," narrates his father’s life during the Great Depression, World War II, and other events of mid-20th century America. Sponsored in part by the Campus Programming Board. Contact Martin Klammer with questions <klammerm>.

CSS: Cantus Nov. 6

The highly acclaimed men's vocal ensemble Cantus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. Known for their trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming, and engaging repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century, audience members will leave the performance mesmerized. Based in Minneapolis, with strong ties to Luther College, Cantus delivers the vocal experience for which the Center for Faith and Life was built. Visit tickets.luther.edu to purchase tickets.


Celebrations this week

Oct. 26: Brent Andrews
Oct. 27: Kiley Kloberdanz
Oct. 29: Scott Hurley
Oct. 31: Steve Busta, Joni Rollinger
Nov. 1: Megan Buckingham

Position openings

Associate director of music marketing (1.0 FTE): The associate director is a member of the music marketing team, whose purpose is to develop and promote a variety of special events and strategies to recruit students and garner visibility for the college and the exceptional Luther College Music Department. Four-year college degree is required along with at least three years experience in music or art management and experience with Google Workspace and program or event coordination.

Maintenance mechanic/electrician (1.0 FTE): This person will perform all types of building maintenance and repair. Most work will be related to the various electrical systems on campus from three phase primary voltages to low voltage control systems. Work will meet the NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code) standards. High School Diploma and a State of Iowa electrical license required. Preference given to a journeyman’s license. Four years of formal working experience in installation and repair of electrical systems, a valid driver’s license and computer skills to access web-based work order system are also required.  

Welcome Center attendant (1.0 FTE): This person will deliver information to students, staff, and visitors by phone and in person at the front desk in the Union. Attendants serve as ambassadors of Luther College and serve as clerical support for Safety and Security. Duties will include registration information data entry, serve as dispatch for safety and security, and key card access programming. High school diploma or equivalent and basic computer and clerical skills required. Some college is preferred.

Workstation support specialist (1.0 FTE): Will participate on the User Services and Workstation Support teams within Information Technology Services (ITS) to support, maintain, monitor, update, troubleshoot, and repair desktop computer systems, software, and applications. Bachelor's degree is required along with skill and experience using and troubleshooting standard operating systems, productivity suites, printing, and audio visual/equipment. Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills are also required.  

Administrative assistant in the provost office (1.0 FTE): With a high degree of confidentiality and efficiency, this position provides administrative assistance and office coordination for the Office of the Provost (the provost, the associate provost, and the assistant to the provost). Also includes responsibilities for academic grants and assistance to the director of student honors and fellowships and faculty member/director who administers course evaluations. Associate’s degree and/or comparable office coordination experience required along with excellent written and oral communication skills, computer literacy, and organizational ability.

Administrative assistant in the nursing department (.77 FTE, benefit eligible): The administrative assistant provides support to the Luther College nursing program’s Decorah office. This position will work seven hours a day for 10 months and work 11 days during June and July. High school diploma or equivalent required, associate’s degree and five years office related experience preferred.

Administrative assistant for the vice president of development (1.0 FTE): The administrative assistant provides administrative assistance to the vice president, campaign co-directors, and associated programs within the Development Office. Associate’s degree, or equivalent work experience is required. Two years of related professional work experience at a non-profit, education, or related organization is preferred. Also required is proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and aptitude for learning new systems.

Telecom and program support coordinator (1.0 FTE): Position carries responsibilities for support, maintenance, and troubleshooting of issues within the college’s telecom system and providing program support for the ITS department in relation to ordering equipment, maintaining inventory records, and financial reporting. High School diploma or equivalent required. Associate's or bachelor's degree preferred. Also preferred is experience/training in purchasing, accounting, bookkeeping, or inventory management and experience providing support for a telecom system.

Grounds technician (1.0 FTE): The person who fills this position will play a part in maintaining campus exterior spaces and maintaining grounds crew equipment. They will also play a part in the student athlete experience at Luther College by maintaining game and practice fields. 

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


Jim Martin-Schramm, professor emeritus of religion, is delivering the 16th annual Knutson Lecture at Pacific Lutheran University on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. Pacific Time. The title of his lecture is “Bonhoeffer, the Church, and the Climate Question.”  Registration for the virtual event is free and open to the public.


For sale: I have a few straw bales to sell. Great for Halloween displays or bedding for your chickens. $7 each. Must be willing to pick up in Decorah. Contact <franch05>.

Free Halloween Party: Luther staff and faculty and their family and friends are invited to a Halloween Party at Jeremy Reed's house on Friday, Oct. 29, anytime between 6-10 p.m. Kids are welcome from 6-8 p.m. Location is 415 Riverview Drive, right next to campus. Costumes are not required but there will be prizes for best outfits. No need to RSVP.

Wanted: Soon-to-be Luther grad looking to temporarily rent a 1 bedroom apartment/house from February through May 2022. Please email me at <okeyoc01>.

Wanted: We are in need of a house/dog sitter for a 3-month-old puppy from December 18-23. Contact <petean07> for more details.


And finally...

Happy National Pumpkin Day! Consider celebrating by making these decadent pumpkin bars. This recipe was tested and approved!