Tuesday, Feb. 11

TUESDAY 2/11/14

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'Beyond the Bubble' program

Please encourage all students to take advantage of "Beyond the Bubble: Building Skills for Life and Work." The program has two tracks: professional development and personal development. The professional development seminars are open to all students but also linked to work-study positions. If you supervise students, be aware that they can attend up to two of these seminars each semester and, with your permission, enter this time on their timecards as job training. More information is available at luther.edu/careers/beyond-the-bubble/.


Book Shop Valentine's Day special

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you'll get." - Forrest Gump

Stop in the Book Shop on Valentine's Day, Friday, Feb. 14 and select a candy from our Valentine candy box and receive an extra discount or surprise. Take a chance, you never know what you'll get!

Looking for summer work?

Luther has opportunities for students looking for summer employment. Applications are available in the Office of Human Resources in Main 25 or online at https://www2.luther.edu/hr/summeremployment/. Applications are to be turned in to the Office of Human Resources on or before March 3. Special room and board rate information is available through the Residence Life Office. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected] or call 387-1116 or 387-1134.

Summer Sustainability work study and internship opportunities

The Center for Sustainable Communities is offering a wide range of work study and internship opportunities this summer. Opportunities include internships in the areas of land stewardship, sustainable foods, gardening and environmental education. Please encourage any students who may be looking for meaningful work on campus or in the local community to visit our website for a full list of offerings: https://www.luther.edu/sustainability/get-involved/jobs/summer/.

Admissions seeks student employees

Admissions is in the process of hiring next year's student ambassadors. These students will serve as office assistants and tour guides. Admissions is asking faculty and staff to suggest students who would do a great job of representing their Luther experience to prospective students. Encourage them to come to Admissions 204D for more information and an application. Must be next year's sophomores, juniors or seniors. Application deadline is Feb. 24 at noon.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee on campus

Steinar Bryn of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, Norway, will be on campus at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Shirley Baker Commons. Bryn, a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, will discuss the Nansen Center's work in the Balkans in the aftermath of the wars of the 1990's, and show the award-winning film"Reunion."

Book discussion on 'Fahrenheit 451' includes reception with cast

As a preview to the Center Stage theatrical performance of Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Aquila Theatre, Jennifer Rian and Peter Scholl will lead a discussion of the book for students, staff and faculty at noon Thursday, Feb. 20. Workshop participants will receive a copy of the novel and be invited to a private reception for the "Fahrenheit 451" theatre group following the Center Stage Series performance. To register, go to: http://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/events/?event_id=528749&date=2014-02-20. For more about the novel and the stage adaptation please visit http://www2.luther.edu/news?story_id=528600

'Up to Us' competition

Luther has been selected to participate in the "Up to Us" competition, a nationwide campaign to educate students and the community about the national debt. Help Luther win by liking their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/uptousluther and taking the one minute, five question quiz under the "about me" section. Two people will be drawn each week to win $25 gift certificates to the place of their choosing by simply liking the Facebook page. We will draw one person who took the quiz to win a 32GB Microsoft Surface tablet.

2014 health risk assessment

"Benefit Fusion," the 2014 health risk assessment reporting tool is now active on the website: https://www.mybenefitfusion.com/. Employees should enter their last name in the username box, then enter their last four social security digits in the password box (passwords may be changed once inside the website). 

Employees may add spouses covered on the Luther health plan by clicking the "My Profile" button that appears on the lower right side of the home page. From there, they may also change the password and make other edits. If both spouses work at Luther, the employee that is primary on the plan will need to register their spouse. 

Employees are invited to explore the website. In addition to the completion of the health risk assessment and tracking the wellness blood panel results, there are links to track physical activities, diet tracking and healthy recipes.

From LIS: KATIE Gradebook Changes

The gradebook report that students see will have two changes beginning start-of-term, 2014SP:

  • The "Show Letters" setting will have a selection to show for the final grade only.
  • Students will be able to choose a target grade they're hoping to achieve and the report will show how they need to perform on the remaining graded activities to meet that target. The as-yet ungraded activities will be highlighted.

Human Resources update

"Caremark" (Caremark CVS) administers Luther's prescription drug plan. "Caremark" recently mailed reports to all participants that could annually save $50 or more by moving from 30-day to 90-day prescription(s). Each individual's report contains confidential information and is not shared with Human Resources or other Luther representatives. Participants may contact their pharmacy to request that their prescription(s) be changed to 90-day refills in order to realize the designated savings. Please call Human Resources with questions.

Heartsaver CPR/AED class

Participate in a heartsaver CPR/AED class at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the Regents Center. The cost is $52 and includes a manual and card. Certification is good for two years. Contact Vicky Jaeger at <jaegervi> to sign up.

Resident Life staff selection

Do you know of someone who would be a good student leader on campus? Residence Life is beginning the staff selection process for 2014-15 Resident Assistants. Anyone interested in applying for a Resident Assistant position must attend one mandatory session. The last remaining information session is from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Valders 206. Contact the Residence Life office or email <reslife> with questions.

Color printing changes

Color print jobs from the library computer lab can be found at the color copier/printer next to the DVD shelves. Follow instructions there to find and release print jobs. The cost is 25 cents per side. GoPrint funds can no longer be spent on color printing. Recognized student organizations may print in color in the Student Organizational Suite in the Union. Color printing is also available in the Document Center in Main. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk with questions.

Weight management class

Informational meeting in Mott at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, for anyone interested in participating in the Weight Management class this spring. Contact Greg Lonning for more information.


Events this week

Feb. 11, Music Ensemble, Nordic Choir Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Feb. 13, Center Stage Series, Simon Shaheen Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Feb. 14, SAC Special Events, "It's the Dating Game," 7 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's Cybercafé

Feb. 18, Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, "Other from an Other Other: Science and Fiction in Human-Alien Encounters" Eric Baack and Andy Hageman, 7 p.m.,
Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Feb. 12: Doug Knick

Friday, Feb. 14: Emily Ewing '09, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Monday, Feb. 17: Linda Martin, Cantorei

Join College Ministries this spring semester as we begin a new chapel series, "From Busyness into Openness: Holy Invitations for Hurried People." Life feeling busy? Everywhere people turn they can find advice, apps, strategies and tools they're told they "should" use to manage it all. Maybe what people need is not more "shoulds" but a new sense of being... a way of openness to God, others and our true selves. Chapel this month will explore God's invitations into this way.

Journey Conversations retreat

Does your soul have a story? Listen to it and to other stories at the Journey Conversations Retreat: an interfaith experience of silence, listening and sharing stories that helps participants listen well, speak truth and be peace. The retreat is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in Qualley Lounge, in the back of CFL. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Attendance for the full three hours is a requirement for participation in the retreat.

HHMI lecture postponed

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute lecture with Christina Petersen, associate education specialist at the University of Minnesota, "What Do We Know About How Learning Works? Principles to Inform Teaching in Higher Education," has been postponed. Information on a reschedule date is pending.

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.

Faculty Artist Series: Du Huang and Xiao Hu

The Unison Piano Duo featuring husband and wife team Du Huang and Xiao Hu, will present a piano recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The first half of the program features Sixteen Waltzes for piano, four-hands Op. 39 by Brahms, "Time Seems to Pass" by James Romig and "Three Pieces for Two Pianos" by Michael Eckert. After an intermission, the duo will conclude the program with Suite No. 2 for two pianos Op. 17 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

The recital will be performed in part on Luther's recently rebuilt New York Steinway grand piano. The family of Weston Noble, professor emeritus of music, funded the project to rebuild this instrument.

Gospel Sunday service

Luther College Ministries will host its annual Gospel Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. The college extends an invitation to the community to attend the service. The guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Stewart Pero, director of the Multicultural Center at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and music will be provided by the Cathedral Choir and the Gospel Choir.

Faculty Artist Series: Jessica Paul

Jessica Paul will perform a collaborative piano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program features Luther faculty and local musicians collaborating with Paul to perform a mix of instrumental and vocal music.

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 CFL 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.

Luther College Woman's Club

David Vasquez, Luther's campus pastor, presents the Luther College Woman's Club program, "Faith on the Move: Economics and Spirituality in an Age of Globalization," at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Peace Dining Room. All are welcome and shuttle service from the Decorah Swimming Pool parking lot will be available, with a pick up time of 1:10 p.m.

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.

Faculty Artist Series: Peter Lingen

Peter Lingen will perform a guitar recital with Excier Rodriquez, Luther class of 1991, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall.

The program, open to the public with no charge for admission, features Spanish music by Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla, along with music from the Dominican Republic.  New works featured on the program include two "Sound Sculptures" by Tim Scully and Peter Lingen and "Manantial" (Waterfall) by Rodriquez. 

Center Stage Series: 'Fahrenheit 451'

Luther College presents a theatrical performance of one of the most revered novels of the 20th century, "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.The "Fahrenheit 451" performance in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall is part of Luther College's 2013-14 Center Stage Series of professional performing arts events. Tickets for the performance are available online at www.tickets.luther.edu.

Sarah Smelser to present works

An art exhibit of original prints created by Sarah Smelser, associate professor of art at Illinois State University, will be on display Feb. 24-March 21 in the upper level of the Center for Faith and Life.

Smelser's works are about an abstract sensibility; referencing cartography, the body and cycles in nature. She draws heavily upon personal experience, songs she has heard, private jokes, anecdotes and poems, when creating her works.

Gardening workshops

Over the course of the 2014 gardening season, the Center for Sustainable Communities is offering a series of monthly gardening classes. Local experts will guide participants through such topics as composting, saving seeds, edible landscaping, orcharding and seasonal extension. The first class of the series, "Garden Planning and Preparation," is noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.luther.edu/sustainability/food/education/gardens/.

SAC presents Pentatonix March 6

Vocal sensations and winners of season three of NBC's "The Sing-Off," Pentatonix will bring their unique and infectious style and sound to Luther College's Center for Faith and Life Main Hall Thursday, March 6. Concert doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available for purchase beginning Monday, Feb. 17.

Pentatonix performs a range of music, from original tracks to intricate re-creations of pop hits, and complex arrangements and medleys.


Thank you

I would like to thank all of my Luther family for the prayers, memorials and expressions of sympathy that were shown to me on the loss of my father, Richard Havel. 

-Barbara Bohach


To the family of Ernest Thompson, 86, who passed away Feb. 7. Ernest was the father of Sue Thompson.

To the family of John Baumgartner, 61, who passed away Feb. 9. John was the bother of Carol Jeide.

Position opening

Security officer: Full time position open to provide for the safety and security of people and property on the Luther campus. Officers perform multiple tasks including random patrol of building and grounds on foot and by vehicle to deter and detect criminal activity and other conduct issues with an emphasis on prevention. Officers investigate criminal activity, maintain order, secure buildings, and respond to emergency and routine calls for service, all in an attempt to create a safe secure environment conducive to learning. Good communication, problem solving and customer service skills are essential for this position.

The primary hours for this position will be the overnight shift, either 9:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. or 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., or a combination of both. However, the 24 hour nature of the security operation may require staff to work a variety of hours. Scheduled hours will include weekends and holiday. Please see complete posting at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/.


Scott Hurley will present two lectures "Buddha Nature and Emptiness" at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 23, at the Decorah Zen Center, 309 West Broadway in Decorah. Events at the Decorah Zen Center are free and open to the public. Buddha nature and emptiness are two different concepts in Buddhist thought. Hurley will explore their importance and examine how the apparent paradox between the two is reconciled.

Zachary Owen, Luther class of 2010, is the recipient of an encouragement award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Upper Midwest Region. The auditions took place Feb. 1 in St. Paul, Minn. Owen is currently studying at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in the Artist Diploma Program.

William Kuhlman, professor of music and college organist emeritus, was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of "The Optimist's Club" of Tucson, Feb. 5.

Ellen Rockne, vocals; John Goodin, guitar and mandolin; Kathy Reed, piano and harpsichord; and Erik Sessions, fiddle and anglo concertina; will present an evening of entertainment all about that crazy little thing called love during Water Street Music Series' "Crazy Love" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at Hotel Winneshiek's Steyer Opera House. Tickets available at Hotel Winneshiek, online or at the door. Reservations are available for Valentine's Day dinner before the show at Albert's Restaurant. For more information see www.wsmsdecorah.org.


Wanted: Housing. Current Luther instructor looking for a room, one-bedroom apartment or similar living situation ASAP. Please contact Robyn at <ovanro01> or 380-0044.

For sale: Antique oak bed, complete with more recent custom made box spring and firm mattress. Oak frame was refinished at Country Shop. Mint condition with mint endcaps. Call Darla at 382-2614.

Lost items: Legends Fitness Center is overflowing with lost items. We will be placing them out on tables starting Tuesday, Feb. 11 so people can claim their lost items and we can clean our drawers. Can't remember where that shirt or shoes or water bottle is? Check the table.

Wanted: New Luther faculty looking for an apartment to rent, preferably two-bedroom, starting in May. Please contact Gokhan at <gokhansavas> or (857) 389-7207.

For sale: Personalized heart shaped cake from the Norse Bakery. Need a Valentine for that special person? Stop by Marty's on Valentines Day and get a personalized heart shaped red velvet or white cake from the Norse Bakery. They are $8 each. Sales start at 10:30 a.m. and go until the cakes are gone.

For sale: Twin bed with headboard, footboard and frame in pecan wood color. Includes mattress and box spring. Nice condition. Smoke-free home. Asking $175 or best offer. Contact Heather at <freyheat> or 380-2401.


LIS tip of the week

Need to change your Norse Key? Click here and follow the instructions. For more information, visit luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

And finally...

Feb. 11 is.... "Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day." Everyone spills a little milk now and then, and today is a reminder to be optimistic, think positive, look on the bright side, and find something good in everything that happens. As the song says:"Don't Worry, be Happy!"