Tuesday, Jan. 21

TUESDAY 1/21/14

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2014-15 comprehensive fee

The Board of Regents has set the comprehensive fee (tuition, fees, room and board) at $45,260 for the 2014-15 academic year. This is a 3 percent increase over last year’s total of $43,940, and includes a tuition increase of $840 and an increase in room and board of $480.

Staff meeting link

At last week's staff meeting, Tabita Green presented a session on Time Management Strategies. Several attendees asked for the link to the presentation to share with their co-workers and to review the list of resources cited. The link to the presentation is shared for all here: https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/presentation/d/1xFxIONZKqsC6x1JQiOrHIcNzdUOU7Z1X7ue6EZLfwq8/edit?usp=sharing.


J-term hours

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

Dahl Centennial Union
Daily 7 a.m.-midnight

Welcome Center
Monday-Friday: 7a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Mail Center
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon
Sunday: Closed

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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

Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m-10 p.m.

Nordic Brew
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Preus Library
Sunday: Noon-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Important message from Health Service

Due to an overwhelming inventory of flu vaccine, Health Service reminds students, staff, faculty, spouses and significant others that we have the flu vaccine available. The Health Department in Decorah has run out, but Health Service still has vaccine and we have reduced our fee to $20. Influenza is officially widespread now in Iowa and Minnesota. Stay healthy by getting your flu shot today, no appointment necessary.

Winter Wii bowling league

It's time to get those bowling shoes polished and get your teams organized for the 2014 Book Shop/Rec Sports Wii bowling season. The season begins the week of Monday, Feb. 17  and runs through Friday, March 15. Teams of four bowl once a week for four weeks with a Bowl-Off the following week. Go to www.lutherbookshop.com for more details or stop by the Book Shop to reserve your bowling times.

Increase in postage

An increase in the cost of postage stamps will occur Sunday, Jan. 26. Take this opportunity to anticipate future stamp needs. Contact Deb in the Book Shop, 387-1832 for large departmental stamp orders. Please submit your order by Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Reminder: McElroy Fellowship application

Graduating seniors intending to pursue a Ph.D. in any field may apply to receive a $30,000 stipend from the McElroy foundation over a three-year period. Contact Terry Sparkes, 387-2165 or <sparkete>, for further information and application materials. Applications are due Jan. 31.

'Beyond the Bubble'

This month, the Career Center is launching a new program, "Beyond the Bubble," consisting of a series of 45-minute seminars designed to equip students both personally and professionally for life after college. Open to all Luther students, seminars are scheduled for Tuesdays during Shadow Block or Tuesdays in the evening. Topics range from tips to living on your own to basic computer maintenance. Seminar descriptions can be found at (www2.luther.edu/careers/students/beyond-the-bubble). Registration is required.

Luther commencement speaker

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin will be the commencement speaker Sunday, May 25, when Luther confers degrees on the graduates of the class of 2014.

Harkin has represented Iowa in Congress for nearly 40 years. First winning election to the U.S. House in 1974, he represented Iowa's Fifth Congressional District for 10 years. In 1984, Harkin challenged an incumbent senator and won. Iowans returned him to the Senate in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.


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.

This week in chapel:
Tuesday, Jan. 21: Busyness Into Openness: Stretch, CFL Recital Hall
Stretch:  We’re invited to stretch ourselves and willingly participate in God’s work in the world.

Wednesday, Jan. 22: Meditation and Labyrinth, CFL Main Hall, available
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23: Busyness Into Openness: Yield, CFL Recital Hall
Yield:  If we overstretch we become willful rather than willing participants. We’re invited into a rhythm of stretching and yielding, of reaching and letting go.

Friday, Jan. 24: Nordic Choir Hymn Sing, CFL Main Hall

Monday, Jan. 27: Greg Lonning, CFL Recital Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 28:  Busyness Into Openness:  Welcome, CFL Recital Hall
Welcome: Rather than reacting with defensiveness and hostility to unpleasant emotions and people, we’re invited into a stance of non-violence and welcome.

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.

Art display by Travis Head

An art exhibit titled "An Interior Life" by Virginia artist Travis Head, is on display through March 7 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts. Head will visit campus during the exhibit, giving an artist's talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Center for the Arts, room 203. An artist's reception will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery.

Art exhibit curated by Luther senior

An art exhibit called "Who's Playin' Who," is on display through Feb. 20, in the second floor gallery of the Center for Faith and Life. The exhibit, based on the theme of Luther's 11th annual Black History Symposium, "Sport, Media and Race," is curated by Ian Carstens, a Luther senior from Dubuque, Iowa.

At 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, Carstens will hold a gallery talk followed by a reception as part of the Black History Symposium.

APO Blood Drive

APO will host a J-term blood drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, in Brunsdale. They encourage all students, faculty and staff to participate and help them meet their goals. Walk-ins are welcome on both Tuesday and Wednesday.

'Vegetarianism 101' cooking class

Learn more about the vegetarian diet and the health claims associated with it during a "Vegetarianism 101" cooking class from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Valders 379. The class is free of charge and will be led by Johanna Bergan from the Oneota Coop. Participants will sample several vegetarian dishes, explore meal planning and techniques for following the diet and discuss what it means to be vegetarian. Recipes will be provided. This class is also recommended for people who cook or live with a vegetarian, especially parents supporting vegetarian youth. To register click here.

Poetry reading Jan. 23

Athena Kildegaard, an award winning poet who is a visiting instructor teaching creative writing in January, will read from her works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. Student musicians will accompany her. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Winter Carnival

Luther College invites the Decorah community for a morning of family fun and learning at the Mission Guatemala Winter Carnival from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25 in Luther's Regents Center. The event, for children in preschool through elementary school, boasts inflatable rides, bounce houses, face painting, carnival games, food and prizes. Tickets are two for $1 or 11 for $5. Additional donations are welcome. For more information or to donate, contact Meredith Gantner at <gantme01> or call Luther College Ministries at 387-1271.

'Game Day Snacks' cooking class

With Superbowl just around the corner, Sustainability invites you to learn some new snack recipes from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Valders 379. The class open to the public with no charge to attend. Johanna Bergan, from Oneota Coop, will challenge attendees to mix up the options on game day or any other winter party, and wow your family and guests. Snacks and appetizers served on game day can be healthy and should be tasty. We'll spin out some new ideas, making several snacks in class. Get your head in the game and serve up some season winning snacks. To register click here.

Art Exhibit by Vredenburg

An art exhibit of hand-painted images on wood will be on display Feb. 5-March 21 in Preus Library. The exhibit will feature the works of Zane Vredenburg, Graceland University associate professor of fine art. Vredenburg will create pieces for the exhibit over the month of January and present them publicly for the first time at Luther.

'Choral Singing in Namibia and South Africa' homecoming concert

Luther College students will share their January term experiences with the community through song and reflective journal readings at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Noble Recital Hall. The homecoming concert will be presented by students currently studying in the "Choral Singing in Namibia and South Africa" January term class led by Gregory Peterson and Andrew Last. 

Faculty Artist Series: Benjamin Yates

Benjamin Yates will perform a trombone recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. The varied program features works from the early 1800s to the present, representing composers from Germany, Croatia and Australia.      

Nordic Choir performance Feb. 11

Nordic Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Center for Faith and Life. The performance, the homecoming concert of their 2014 tour of Texas and the Midwest, is open to the public with no charge for admission. Full tour schedule.


Position opening

Coordinator of music recruitment: Admissions seeks a full-time, three-year temporary, position charged with maximizing Luther's recruitment efforts with respect to prospective students who have an interest in music as an academic major and/or an activity. This position requires a B.A. or B.S. degree. Experience in sales, marketing or communications is preferred. In addition, candidates should have experience with and understanding of music participation at a collegiate level, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Position requires travel on a regular basis. See complete job description and application instructions at  https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs.


William Kuhlman performed the 25th anniversary concert on the three manual 48 stop tracker organ by Michael Bigelow at Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa, Ariz., Sunday, Jan. 19.

Loren Toussaint, Ann Vincent, Samantha McAllister '12, and Mary Whipple '09, recently published a qualitative investigation of a forgiveness education program for patients with fibromyalgia. Patients report the forgiveness education to be helpful and important in their coping with fibromyalgia. The paper appears in "Pain Studies and Treatment" and can be accessed at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/pst.2014.21003  or  can be downloaded directly from the website at http://www.scirp.org/journal/PST/

Victoria Christman's chapter, "Trade in Tolerance: The Portuguese New Christians of Antwerp, 1530-50," appeared in Timothy Fehler, et al, eds., "Religious Diaspora in Early Modern Europe: Strategies of Exile." London: Pickering & Chatto, 2014. In October, Christman learned that she had received a European Commission Marie Curie Fellowship for one year of research in Belgium. By the time she learned of the fellowship, however, she and her family were already in Germany, so she had to decline.


For sale: Tired of running errands in the bitter cold? Buy your milk at Luther's C-Store. We carry gallons of skim; and can order gallons of skim chocolate, 1 percent or whole upon request. We also carry half gallons of skim, skim chocolate and whole on a regular basis.

For sale: Gulbransen upright registering piano. Dark wood. This piano has a rich sound of an older piano because it is older/antique yet in great condition. We are selling because no one in the house plays it anymore. Asking $200 and you move it. Contact <kimpowell> if interested.

For sale: Sturdy double-size sleeper couch in great condition. One owner. Comes with washable red slipcover; upholstered in jewel-tone plaid. Dimensions: 31 inches high, 73 inches long, 35 inches wide. Asking $100. Email Amy at <weldam01> or call 382-5094.

For sale: Recliner, teal blue, in good condition. Asking $20. Contact Marcia, <bullerma>or  419-4969.

For sale: 2003 Chevy Impala, one owner, well maintained, runs well, body good. Has 165,000 miles. Asking $2,000. Call Jim at 380-7451 or email [email protected].

For sale: One foosball table, excellent quality and condition. Asking $150 or best offer. Also one air hockey table, in good condition. Asking $100 or best offer. Contact Joe by phone at 419-1124, or email <breitejo>. 

For sale: 1998 Toyota Corolla for sale with 160,000 miles. The paint on the trunk and hood has faded and the windshield is cracked, but the car runs very well. We recently bought a new mini-van and don't need three cars. Asking $1,500, or best offer. Email Chris at <garcch01>.

For sale: ASUS G55VW 15.6-inch laptop for sale. Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz processor, 8GB memory, 500GB hard drive, Nvidia GTX 660M graphics, 1080p screen, Windows 8. Perfect working condition, looks new. Comes with original box and cables, plus extra carrying case. Asking $750 or best offer. Contact Travis, <huintr01> or 387-1417. For more laptop details, visit http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/G55VW/.

For sale: Received two pairs of snowshoes for Christmas that will not be used frequently in our home. Includes poles, gear bag. Fits most footwear. Unopened and unused. Sold in store for $99.99, asking $80 per pair. Here is their in-store listing: http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/yukon-charlie-s-men-s-snowshoe-kit-up-to-200-lbs-/0000000096435. Email Kate at <kate.duffert>.

Free: Could you use a non-smart phone from US Cellular? Free. Email Reg at <laursenr>.


LIS tip of the week

Don't leave devices in your car in cold weather, especially items with glass screens like iPads, which can crack in cold weather. For more information, visit www2.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

And finally...

Back by popular demand-January brain teasers! Email <julie> if you need a hint or the answers before next week:

1. Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child’s name?

2. A clerk at a butcher shop stands five feet ten inches tall and wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?

3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?

5. What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly?