Tuesday, Jan. 28

TUESDAY 1/28/14

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Thank you

Brrrrr! I hereby declare this J-term "Facilities Services Appreciation" month! We are all struggling with the cold and snow, but our colleagues in Facilities Services have to clear the sidewalks and roads, keep floors clean and dry, care for fleet vehicles, and fix all sorts of things that don't like subzero temperatures any more than we do. So hats off (no, better not do that) to Facilities Services!

-David and Muffy Tiede

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 the 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.


Phishing alert

A phishing email was sent out on Saturday, Jan. 25 from a Luther student's account. The Technology Help Desk will never ask for your username or password via email. Any attempt to do so is a phishing scam and should be marked as spam. If you're ever unsure about whether a message is spam or not, contact the Tech Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000, before clicking on a link.

J-term break hours, starting Wednesday, Jan. 29

Health Service
Jan. 29-Feb. 4: Nurse available from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Feb. 5: Regular semester hours resume

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Center
Jan. 29-31: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Feb. 1-2: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Feb. 3: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Feb. 4: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Feb. 5: Regular semester hours resume

Book Shop
Jan. 29-31: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Feb. 1-2: Closed
Feb. 3-4: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Feb. 5: Regular semester hours resume

Mail Center
Jan. 29-31: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 1-2: Closed
Feb. 3-4: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 5: Regular semester hours resume

Jan. 29: Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Jan. 30-Feb. 3: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 5: Regular semester hours resume

Jan. 29-31: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 1-2: Closed
Feb. 3-4: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Feb. 5: Regular semester hours resume

C-Store, Marty's and Nordic Brew
Jan. 29: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 30-Feb. 4: Closed
Feb. 5: Regular semester hours resume

Preus Library
Jan. 29: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jan. 30-31
: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 1-2
: Closed
Feb. 3-4
: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 5: Regular semester hours resume

Health plan offers incentive credit

The Luther health plan offers incentive credit to employees to encourage self-auditing of eligible medical bills to ensure the amount billed by provider accurately reflects services/supplies received by employee/dependent. When employee's self-audit results in elimination/reduction of charges, 25 percent of amount eliminated or reduced will be paid to employee, $10 minimum savings, provided the savings are accurately documented. Submit copy of incorrect bill and corrected billing with reduction in charges to Lora Steil, Main 29. $500/calendar year credit limit.

Flexible Benefit Reimbursement

Flexible spending account dollars deducted from employee paychecks during 2013 may be used for eligible expenses through March 15, 2014. Claims for these dollars must be submitted to Midwest Group Benefits by March 31, 2014.

Launching Luther Leaders nomination form

The Launching Luther Leaders program is seeking new student membership for the Class of 2016. Faculty and staff may nominate potential and current student leaders who want to develop their leadership skills and pursue a variety of leadership experiences. Requirements include a minimum of 2.50 GPA and sophomore status.

Send names of potential student leaders to Jane Hildebrand <hildebja>. Applications will be sent to the students to continue the process of selection for the certificate program. Deadline for nominations is Saturday, Feb. 1.

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 a bowling time.

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.

Summer read 2014

The Paideia 111-112 planning committee has chosen George Orwell’s "1984" for the 2014 summer read. In this classic dystopian novel, Orwell imagines what might happen if the "human addiction to power" were allowed free reign. We hope in an era of NSA spying and Twitter speak, that the novel will cause students to reflect on Orwell's post-WWII vision of the future, and our own internet saturated society.

Policies notice

College policies and procedures are listed under "Key Information" on the faculty and staff resources page. Employees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the topics covered there and to refer to the policy information while conducting college business.


Chapel this week

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.

Wednesday, Jan. 29: Meditation and Labyrinth, CFL Main Hall, available
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m

No chapel during J-term break. Chapel will resume Feb. 5.

Art exhibit curated by Luther senior

An art exhibit, "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.

'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 is 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 to wow family and guests. Snacks and appetizers served on game day can be healthy and tasty. We'll make several new 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 is creating pieces for the exhibit over the month of January and will present them publicly for the first time at Luther.

Spring Convocation

Pulitzer Prize finalist Nicholas Carr will give the lecture "An Invitation to Learning: The Mind and the Internet" at the Luther College Spring Convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. For those unable to attend, the convocation lecture will be streamed live online at:http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal#.

Carr will also give the Farwell Distinguished Lecture "Is Google Making Us Stupid? How Technology Shapes Our Thoughts" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Both events, held in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, are open to the public with no charge for admission. A book signing will be held in the Center for Faith and Life lobby area following the evening lecture.

'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.

SAC presents Michael Kent

Luther College Student Activities Council invites the community to enjoy a new and comical twist on the ancient art of magic with Michael Kent at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Marty's CyberCafé. Tickets are $5 and are available through the Luther Ticket Office. Kent's performances provide a new take on magic by spinning irreverent and often satirical comedy into the show.

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.   

Center Stage Series

Simon Shaheen, famous for his melodic blend of traditional Arabic sounds with jazz and Western classical styles, is bringing his ensemble and a vocalist to perform in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.

The Simon Shaheen performance is part of Luther's 2013-14 Center Stage Series. Tickets for the performance, sponsored by the Luther College Diversity Council, are available online at http://tickets.luther.edu.

Paideia Text and Issues: 'Other from an Other Other'

Eric Baack and Andy Hageman will present the Paideia Text and Issues lecture titled "Other from an Other Other: Science and Fiction in Human-Alien Encounters" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

"Other from an Other Other" will use popular science fiction texts about encounters between humans and aliens as a basis for discussion on what these texts say about society as a whole from both a scientific and literary standpoint.

11th annual Black History Symposium

"Sports, Media and Race," the 11th annual Black History Symposium, will be held on the Luther campus Feb. 19-20. Participants will explore the popular perception of athletics, genes and cultural background predicting the advantages and disadvantages that athletes have in particular sports.

The symposium begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall with a Plenary Lecture, "Dangerous Dichotomies: Nature versus Nurture and Athleticism versus Intellect," by David Epstein, senior investigative reporter of Sports Illustrated magazine and author of "The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance." After the lecture, Epstein will sign copies of his book in the Center for Faith and Life lobby.

Click here for full schedule of events and information on registration.


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.


Yoga lunch hour series

Join Molly Lesmeister for yoga starting Monday, Feb. 10. There are two class time options offered, 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Each class is 50 minutes. The class will meet every Monday and Wednesday for six weeks in the CFA, Studio II. Yoga props will be provided, no experience necessary, beginners welcome. Registration is $24 per session which includes twelve classes ($2 per class).  Register by emailing Molly at [email protected].


Ruth Berger’s article "Green Jello World and Escher’s World" was published in the January 2014 issue of "The College Mathematics Journal," a publication of the Mathematical Association of America.

Jerry Johnson, former Luther public information director, has published a blog. Read about Jerry's retirement adventures at http://dispatchesfromanortherntown.wordpress.com/.


For sale: PlayStation 3 for $85, like new condition. Two controllers. Plays Blu-rays movies. 500GB hard drive. Contact Travis, <huintr01> or 387-1417.

For sale: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for PlayStation 3. Includes portal of power and 12 toy figures. Selling for $60. Contact Travis, <huintr01> or 387-1417.

For sale: 1990 Nissan Maxima, four-door, keyless lock entry, runs well but has high mileage. Daughter bought her own car for moving cross country so selling this great vehicle for town, work or college. Contact Keith, 380-7453 <chriskei>. Asking $1,150.

Free: We have three older house cats that need a home. The person who had them has passed on, and we are looking for a good home for their cats. Contact Judy, <hageju01> or 532-9803.

For sale: A 1999 Mazda Protege LX sedan, four door, manual transmission, mechanically sound, tires good, exhaust good, brakes good and battery good. 230,000 miles, but runs great. Good fuel efficiency, gets 40 mpg on the road. Well-used but extremely reliable. Asking $1,000 or best offer. Contact Pat at 382-3829 or <johnsonp>. 

For sale: Fifth generation blue 32 GB iPod Touch in pristine condition. This iPod was just sent to me by apple and is brand new. I am in the market for a different model. If you are interested in purchasing this device it will come with a brand new USB cord and protective case/cover. I am asking $200 or best offer. Contact Steve at <liebst01> to place your offer.

Wanted: Used cross-country skis and gear. Need boots size 8-8.5 (European size 39), skis approximately 188 length, and approximately 135 pole length. Interested in any portion of a set. Contact Holly at <moorho01>.

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, one percent or whole upon request. We also carry half gallons of skim, skim chocolate and whole on a regular basis.

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.


LIS tip of the week

To print a roster from a course in Katie, go to the "Course administration" block, then click on "Reports," then "Roster." Choose "Printable" from the drop-down menu, and make sure "Learning mode" is on. Right-click and select "Print." For more info, visit www2.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

And finally...

Last week's brain teaser answers: 

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? Johnny

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

3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world? Mt. Everest. It just wasn't discovered yet!

4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet? There is no dirt in a hole.

5. What word in the English language is always spelled incorrectly? Incorrectly  (except when it's spelled incorrecktly)

Here's a final round of brain teasers for January:

1. Billie was born on Dec. 28, yet her birthday always falls in the summer. How is this possible?

2. In British Columbia you cannot take a picture of a man with a wooden leg. Why not?

3. If you were running a race and you passed the person in second place, what place would you be in now?

4. Which is correct to say, "The yolk of the eggs is white" or "The yolk of the eggs are white?"

5. A farmer has five haystacks in one field and four haystacks in another. How many haystacks would he have if he combined them all in one field?