Tuesday, Jan. 7

TUESDAY 1/7/14

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January staff meeting

"Get a Jumpstart on 2014: Effective Time Management Strategies" is one of the topics for the January staff meeting led by Tabita Green, and Amy Wrightsman will be on hand to talk about risk and fraud. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.


Special J-term hours

Health service

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Preus Library

Sundays: Noon-11 p.m.
Mondays-Thursdays: 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fight Brain Freeze, warm up in Preus Library with activities Jan. 8-29

Save a Book from the Flames: Check out a banned book from our display and you'll receive a Preus mug with hot cocoa and be entered in our "Fight Brain Freeze" contest for weekly drawings for hot prizes.  

Be a Part of the Art: Check out the Fahrenheit 451 Project mural. Become part of it by answering: "What piece of literature/music/art would you be willing to commit to memory so it was not lost?" Write your idea on a flame and add it to the mural.  

Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/PreusLibrary.

McElroy Fellowship application

Graduating seniors intending to pursue a Ph.D. in any field may receive a $30,000 stipend from the McElroy foundation over a three-year period. Luther may nominate only one candidate for the fellowship, but only 10 colleges may submit nominees for the two annual awards. Contact Terry Sparkes, Director of College Honors, in Union 262E, by phone at 2165, or email <sparkete>, for further information and application materials. Applications are due Jan. 31.

Book Shop sale

Find great after Christmas sales in the Book Shop, with 50 percent off all remaining Christmas gift items and greeting cards. It's a good time to stock up for next year.

Google Calendar for facilities scheduling

The AdAstra room scheduling system is being replaced by a Google Calendar in early January. LIS has been working with Campus Programming and the Registrar’s office to create special facilities scheduling functionality in Google Calendar. Susan Peterson is meeting with schedulers in small groups to talk about the transition, demonstrate Google calendar if needed, and discuss the transition schedule. Please contact Susan if you use information in AdAstra and have not been contacted.


Chapel this week

Chapel will be offered daily at 10:30 a.m. during January. Mondays and Fridays will focus on reflections around music and preaching, Wednesdays will offer a chance to walk the Prayer Labyrinth, and Tuesdays and Thursdays will offer spiritual practices that invite the community to move from "Busyness into Openness," a theme we will explore further in February. Join College Ministries in chapel this J-term as we partner with the Wellness Program for a chance to BREATHE.

Monday, Jan. 6:  Mike Blair, CFL Recital Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 7: Spiritual Practices: Yearn, CFL Recital Hall
Yearn: God yearns for us and works through our longings to call us into a new way of being. As we pay attention to our yearnings, we can notice the invitations hidden within them.

Wednesday, Jan. 8: Meditation and Labyrinth, CFL Main Hall, available 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m

Thursday, Jan. 9: Spiritual Practices: Pause, CFL Recital Hall
Pause: Pauses aren’t only important for our own well-being, they also increase our capacity to love others. Pauses can help us to respond with compassion, rather than simply react, to our busy world.

Friday, Jan. 10: Kent Annan, Remembrance of Haiti's Earthquake, CFL Recital Hall
Musicians:  Bill Nathan, Walnes Cagnas (St. Joseph Family in Haiti). Kent Annan is author of "After Shock" (2011) and of "Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle" (2009).

Monday, Jan. 13: Amy Zalk Larson, CFL Main Hall

BREATHE in J-term

College Ministries and the Wellness program encourage you to take a breather this J-term. Take a 20 minute break in the middle of the workday: take a walk, attend chapel (Monday-Friday in J-term), have lunch with a friend or read a book. Do this 12 times during J-term and earn a $10 Luther gift card. Cards to track your breaks are available from College Ministries, CFL 106.

Events this week

Jan. 11, Mid-Winter Community Day 2014, after women's basketball game and through halftime of men's basketball, North Gym, Regents Center

Jan. 11, "Lespwa fè nou viv" Haiti benefit concert, 7 p.m., Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life

Jan. 11-14, Dorian Vocal Festival

Jan. 12Music Ensemble Performance, Dorian Vocal Festival Concert, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Jan. 13Music Ensemble Performance, Dorian Vocal Festival Grand Concert, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Haiti benefit concert, lecture and book signings

Join Luther College on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake to celebrate the legacy of Luther alumnus Ben Splichal Larson and the faith, spirit and hope of the people of Haiti. "Lespwa fè nou viv/Hope Makes Us Live," a benefit concert, will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. For more information, visit http://luther.edu/ministries/haiti2014/. Tickets are $10, a freewill offering will also be taken.

Kent Annan, author of "After Shock" and "Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle" will speak in chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10. Bill Nathan and Walnes Cangas from St. Joseph's Home for Boys in Haiti will share Haitian music and culture in chapel Jan. 10 as well. Annan will sign his books at the Luther Book Shop from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. He will also host a lecture/discussion on his work in Haiti at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall, which will be followed by a book signing. For more information about Kent Annan, visit http://kentannan.com.

Mid-Winter Community Day 2014

The annual Community Day Picnic with hot dogs, chips and ice cream, sponsored by Bank of the West will be held in the North Gym of the Regents Center between the women's and men's varsity basketball games versus Wartburg Saturday, Jan. 11. Women tip-off at 2 p.m.; Men's game is at 4 p.m. The picnic is open to the public with no charge for admission, please RSVP by noon Friday, Jan. 10. Register online at luther.edu/alumni/events/community_day/.

Public Readings of 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail'

Public readings of Martin Luther King's Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, during chapel in the Center for Faith and Life. Readings will continue throughout the day on Luther's campus. Those who wish to volunteer at one of the readings should visit the website https://sites.google.com/a/luther.edu/luther-reads-letter-from-a-birmingham-jail/ or sign up in the Diversity Center.

Following the readings, the MLK day lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in room 206 of Valders Hall of Science. More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/luther.edu/luther-reads-letter-from-a-birmingham-jail/.

Luther Community Song Circle with Liz Rog

College Ministries invites the community to sing for the healing of the world and our own spirits. Come join in circle songs to experience peace, unity and healing, every Tuesday in J-term at 4 p.m. in Qualley Lounge located at the back of the CFL. Open to all members of the Luther community, all voices are welcome, this is an audition-free zone.

"We are the gift between earth and heaven
We are the song between sky and ground
Sing for your life and for this world we're making
Nothing is lost that can't be found."


Kim Powell had "Preparation and Communication are Vital for a Successful Adoption" published with ExpertBeaconPress.


Thank you

Thank you to the whole Luther College campus and especially to my LIS team members for 15 amazing years! I will miss you all a great deal as I head to Berea College. A special thanks to Pastor Mike and John Goodin for the song and to Sasha, Sarah and Jennifer and everyone who worked on the party and the video. In case you missed it: http://youtu.be/ccp2n_2BL7g 

- Rachel Vagts


To Barb Bohach on the Jan. 4 death of her father, Richard Havel of Calmar. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, French Chapel in Calmar with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a scripture service at 7 p.m. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar.


'Lespwa fè nou viv/Hope Makes Us Live'

Tune in to KDEC radio to hear Pastor Mike Blair talk about the "Lespwa fè nou viv/Hope Makes Us Live" concert on "Our Town" with Bob Holtan on KDEC radio at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Luther Soccer Winter Skills Clinic

The Luther College men's and women's soccer programs will offer a Winter Skills Clinic for grades K-eighth on Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. The two-day clinic will be held in the Student Recreation Center of the Luther College Regents Center from 4-6:15 p.m. Please note the difference in times from past years. Cost is $55 which includes a t-shirt. For registration and more information, see http://www2.luther.edu/sports/men/soccer/clinics/winterskills/, registration deadline is Jan. 17. 

Clinic schedule:
Jan. 19
: Quick footwork, 1 v 1 moves, passing and receiving, and small-sided games at the end
January 26
: Turning with ball, shooting, and small-sided games at the end

New position

Athletic Trainer/Instructor in HPEAT: .83 FTE. Required qualifications include: BOC certification, eligibility for Iowa Athletic Training Licensure, two years athletic training experience, earned master's degree in athletic training or related field, and expertise in nutrition. Preferred qualifications include, ARC/AHA FA/CPR/AED Instructor certification, athletic training experience at the collegiate level, and prior experience teaching nutrition. See complete job posting and application instructions at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs.


Wanted: Looking for Verizon non-smart phones. My kids seem to be hard on theirs. Contact <schwla01>.

Wanted: Looking for a cross-country ski wax bench to use in Jan. and Feb. Can be one that I would borrow or that I come to your house to use one time per week for 2-3 hours. Contact Kelsey at <boycke01>.

Free: Used Sauder home entertainment unit. Solid and useful for all types of storage. Contact Jessica by email at <pauljess> or by phone 382-8625.

Wanted: Large or extra large dog crate. Contact Emily at phone 387-2138 or email <nealem01>.

Moving sale: Items for sale include TV entertainment stand, desk and chair, and a bookshelf/TV stand. Pictures available upon request. Prices are reasonable. Contact Emily at phone (952) 836-7808 or email <haywem01>. 


And finally...

January is International Brain Teaser Month. Try the following... we'll post answers next week. (If you can't wait, email <julie> for hints or the answers.)

1. It is well known that there are seven months with 31 days - January, March, May, July, August, October and December. February is always the shortest month, with only 28 days (or 29 days in a leap year). However, it is a little known fact that one month of the year is always longer than the others. Which month is it?

2.There’s one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?

3. Only four words in Standard English begin with the letters “dw”. They are all common. Name two of them.

4. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the “Los Angeles Lakers”?

5. Beulah died in the Appalachians while Craig died at sea. Everyone was much happier with Craig’s death. Why?

6. Two children were playing checkers and each played five games. Both children won the same number of games yet there were no ties. How is this possible?

7. Imagine you’re alone in a boat with a large hole in the bottom. Sharks are swimming around you on all sides and the boat is sinking fast. How do you survive?