Tuesday, March 4

TUESDAY 3/4/14

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Luther College names Paula J. Carlson as 10th president

Paula J. Carlson, vice president for mission at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., has been elected the 10th president of Luther College. A scholar of medieval literature and modern American literature, Carlson was formerly vice president and liaison to the St. Olaf Board of Regents and, at the University of Dubuque in Iowa, director of the Wendt Center for Character Education and associate dean for academic affairs.

Regents vice-chairperson Sandy Lee, who with Paul Torgerson led the search committee, said,"We want to thank the search committee for their efforts to develop an effective recruiting process that enabled us to bring the right leader for our future."

Carlson's appointment at Luther is effective July 1, 2014. She succeeds David Tiede, Ph.D., who has served as interim president of the college since Luther's ninth president, Richard L. Torgerson, ended his term of service on June 30, 2013. Click here for full release.


Facilities Services warns of icy sidewalks and streets

Facilities Services reminds everyone to be cautious when walking on campus sidewalks and streets with all of the snow we have received this winter. When at all possible, please wear proper footwear. Some of the areas have ice on them due to the melting snow refreezing overnight. The grounds crew is working early in the morning to check the known problem areas. Contact Facilities Services, 387-1146, to report a patch of ice that needs an application of sand or ice melt.

Staff Excellence Award

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due April 11 in the Human Resources office. Winners will be announced at the Luther College Staff Day. More information about the award and the nomination process, as well as the nomination form can be found at http://www.luther.edu/hr/award/.

Student research symposium

Applications for students to present at the annual Luther College Student Research Symposium must be submitted by Friday, March 14. Information about the symposium, the general schedule for the day and the online application is available at http://www2.luther.edu/symposium.

Iowa College Foundation student/faculty research

The Iowa College Foundation announces its call for proposals for R.J. McElroy Trust Student/Faculty Research Projects for 2014-15. Student participants must be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2014. Applications require dual authorship by the proposing student or team of students, and a sponsoring faculty member. Funds may be used to support all expenses of a credible research project except faculty stipends. Maximum award is $2,000. Luther is eligible to submit up to four proposals. Internal deadline for proposals is April 16. Forms are available in the Dean's Office or via email by request to <brandtja>.

Join Luther's 'Promises to Students' discussion

Faculty and staff are invited to provide feedback on the "Luther College Promises to Students," a working document created to articulate outcomes students expect from a Luther education. The final staff date to participate is Tuesday, March 4 from 4-5 p.m. in the Mott room.

Rasmussen pre-lecture discussion

Larry Rasmussen will present "Vocation and Sustainability" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the CRH. He has two articles published in the current issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, "Climate Change as a Perfect Moral Storm" and "Lutheran Sacramental Imagination." Jim Martin-Schramm will facilitate a discussion about these articles for all members of the Luther community from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Preus Library, Hovde Lounge. Contact Jim, <marschja>, if interested in joining the discussion. 

Upcoming Peace Brunch March 9 and 16

Please join us for Peach Brunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, March 9 and 16, in Peace Dining Room. Price is $13.50 for adults, $6.50 for children age 5-10 and $10 for Luther students. Call to make reservations, 387-1514.

Lynda.com trial

All students, staff and faculty will have access to lynda.com now through March 18. Lynda.com is an online subscription library that teaches the latest software, creative and business skills through high-quality instructional videos. To access lynda.com, go to iplogin.lynda.com from on campus and fill out the registration form. For more information, visit Luther's Lynda.com.

Digital Media Center open house
Check out the new Digital Media Center on the lower floor of the library from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, during the open house. See the Multimedia Studio and Multimedia Lab in action and enjoy good food and conversation. Demos include interactive classroom, greenscreen video recording and editing, speed drawing, KATIE video conversions and more. All faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Student work positions for fall

The Diversity Center has several vacant student work positions for fall 2014. Information about the jobs and application materials are available at http://www.luther.edu/diversity/student-jobs/.


Events this week

March 6, SAC Concerts, Pentatonix, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

March 7Faculty Artist Series, Jonathon Struve, voice, 7 p.m. Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

March 7, SAC Spotlight and SAC Diversity, The Ballroom Thieves, acoustic band, 8 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's

March 8Faculty Artist Series, Jennaya Robison, voice, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

March 8, Center Stage Series, Notes from the Balcony–Boston Brass and Enso String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

March 11, Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, "Both Sides Now: Considering Forgiveness in Religious and Communal Old Order Amish," Angela Kueny, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, March 5: David Vasquez, Cathedral Choir

Friday, March 7: Andrew Whitfield

Monday, March 10: Emma Spoon, Aurora

Student recitals

Tatyana German, '15, will perform a voice recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

Emma Hartmann, '15, will perform a voice recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8.

James Odegaard, '15, will perform a voice recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

Alison Vuolo, '15, will perform a voice recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

Lydia Petersen, '15, will perform a voice recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Music Hall with a reception following each performance. Student recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Retirement reception for Dean Carolan

After more than 20 years of service Security Officer Dean Carolan is retiring. Please join in bidding Dean farewell at a reception in his honor from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Hammarskjold Lounge.

Ash Wednesday service

The community is welcome to an Ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the CFL Main Hall, hosted by Luther and St. Benedict's Parish. Join us as the Lenten season begins with the imposition of ashes and sharing Holy Communion. An offering will be collected to support "People on the Move," the Student Congregation Project supporting those living in transition locally through the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center and globally through the Lutheran Disaster Response work with Syrian refugees.

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. Concertgoers should not bring backpacks, large purses, flash or professional cameras, beverage containers or food into the venue. Luther students should be prepared to show their ticket along with their Luther I.D. to enter the concert. View some of their work here.

SAC presents The Ballroom Thieves

Bringing their passion and raw emotion to the stage, the three-piece band, The Ballroom Thieves, will entertain Decorah audiences at 8 p.m. Friday, March 7, in Marty's. The Ballroom Thieves bring a show of rock disguised as folk, and is known for unique instrumentation and three-part vocal harmonies. Featuring Martin Earley, guitar; Devin Mauch, percussion; and Calin Peters, cello, The Ballroom Thieves debuted their album "The Devil & The Deep" in 2012. Tickets are $5.

FAS Jonathon Struve and Jessica Paul

Jonathon Struve, baritone, and Jessica Paul, piano, will present a lecture recital, "Wedding Text and Music in the Creation of Song," at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the Noble Recital Hall. The event will explore the relationship between composers and the poets and texts that have inspired their song settings, and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Rasmussen gives lecture on 'Vocation and Sustainability'

Larry L. Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary, New York City, will still give the lecture "Vocation and Sustainability" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7. The lecture, held in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

FAS Jennaya Robison and Jessica Paul

Jennaya Robison, soprano, and Jessica Paul, piano, along with guest artist Jared Rogers will present a program of art song, oratorio and opera arias at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Noble Recital Hall. Performance works include Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" and music by Robert Schumann and Poulenc, among others. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Center Stage Series: 'Notes from the Balcony'

The Boston Brass and Enso String Quartet combine in a distinctive and fun performance inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The "Notes from the Balcony" performance consists of a wide variety of works including three movements from Kabalevsky's "Romeo and Juliet," Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" Concert Suite, Op. 64, Elvis Costello's "Juliet Letters" and Leonard Bernstein's symphonic dances from "West Side Story."

'La Dispute'

Luther College presents "La Dispute," a theatre performance inspired by Pierre de Marivaux and adapted by Bobby Vrtis, and Luther students. The performances, held in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts, are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 12-13; 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 14; and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

Yogurt-making class

Brooke Shields will show how simple it is to make your own yogurt from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 13, in Valders 379. Shields will teach two different methods, Crockpot and oven, and use Greek, Bulgarian and Georgian culture starters. There is no cost to attend for Luther faculty, staff and students. Click here to register.

Tulio Rondón hosts master cello class

Tulio Rondón will be the guest host of the cello master class at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Orchestra Room in the Jenson-Noble Music Hall. Known for his vivid depth, passionate performances and strong leadership, Rondón was appointed adjunct professor of cello at the Simón Bolivar Conservatory at age 17, the youngest in history to teach at the Conservatory. He currently serves as the violoncello professor at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire.

CSS presents River North Dance Chicago

River North Dance Chicago, a jazz-based contemporary dance company, will present a high energy performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Tickets for the performance, part of Luther's Center Stage Series of performing arts, are available online at tickets.luther.edu. The repertoire includes "The Worst Pies in London" from Sweeney Todd, "I Close My Eyes Until the End," "Beat," "Renatus," "Havana Blue" and "Eva," a new commission.

School Matinee Performance Series

The community is invited to watch a production of "Street Beats: Dance Through the Decades" presented by River North Dance Chicago at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 14, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. Tickets are $2, available at the Luther College Box Office and cannot be purchased online. The show is recommended for students in grades 3 and up, and area schools have seating priority for the matinees.

FAS Hannah Leffler

Hannah Leffler will perform a flute recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program, titled "Sonorite," will focus on the beauty and resonance of the flute. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

FAS music faculty, guest artist and Collegium Musicum

Luther College will host a Faculty Artist Series recital at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in the Noble Recital Hall. Performers include Luther faculty Spencer Martin, Baroque violin; Kathryn Reed, harpsichord and organ; and Andrew Whitfield, baritone; guest artist Tulio Rondón performing on Baroque cello and viola da gamba; and the Luther College Collegium Musicum.

Interfaith Holiday Celebration

Join College Ministries, the Luther Diversity Center, and the Interfaith Student Association for light refreshments and a brief program celebrating Holi, a Hindu festival of spring and color, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 16, in Peace Dining Room. Learn about this tradition and have fun together around face-painting, making a colorful rangoli or mandala, balloon games and sweet treats. There is no charge for admission and all are welcome.

Patrick Luber art display

An art exhibit of mixed media sculptures created by Patrick Luber will be on display March 19-April 24 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the Center for the Arts. Luber will speak in chapel at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, in the Center for the Arts. A reception for the opening of the exhibit will be held at the Wigley-Fleming Gallery following chapel.


Position openings

Admissions visit coordinator: Full time positiion, responsible for all facets of coordinating a prospective student visit. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Must feel comfortable interacting with people by email and in person. Successful candidate must be able to multitask and work with constant interruptions while maintaining a positive, friendly attitude. Familiarity with the Luther campus is helpful. An occasional Saturday and evening possible. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access is necessary. High school diploma required with previous experience in a customer service office setting. Please see full posting and apply at: https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/.

Clothing buyer in Luther Book Shop: Position with flexible hours open for assisting the Luther Book Shop in sales forecasting, purchasing, establishing ship dates, approving artwork, receiving and merchandising both in-store and on the Book Shop’s website. Customer service responsibilities include in-store assistance, phone assistance and running the cash register. The position requires a high school degree. Retail and clothing purchasing experience is preferred. Must be able to lift and move over-sized boxes and stand for extended hours at times. Please see full posting and apply at:  https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/


To Khiam Sayasenh whose sister, Manechane Inthisone, passed away Monday, Feb. 24. Both are from Vientiane, Laos.

To Donna Kubesh whose mother, Betty Timm from Chatfield, Minn., passed away Sunday, March 2.


Congratulations to Luther students Anna Jeide and G.V. Suos for being named Luther's 2014 Peace Scholars. They will join students from five other ELCA colleges for a seven-week study program in Norway focused on peace, justice, democracy and human rights. For more information about the program go to http://peacescholars.wordpress.com/. Thanks go to the Center for Ethics and Public Life for helping support Luther's scholars.

David Thompson's article "Developing Student Awareness with Self-Assessment Exercises" appears in the February 2014 issue of The Language Educator, a publication of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

David Faldet will be the featured artist at the ArtHaus Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 7. A past winner of the Slam and published poet, Faldet studied poetry at Luther with Gracia Grindal and at the University of Washington with David Wagoner before coming to Luther to teach English.


C-Store sells O'Brien's Granola

Luther's C-Store was recently recognized as one of only a handful of locations where consumers can purchase O'Brien's Own Gourmet Granola.

Swimming Lessons

The Luther Swim Team will offer swimming lessons for children ages four and up in three sessions this spring. The first session is March 17-21, the second session is March 31-April 4 and the third session is April 7-11. There are three times available for each session, 5, 5:30 or 6 p.m., and the cost is $55 per child per session. Payment is required the first day of lessons for each session. Sessions will fill up on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up forms can be found here; a separate form is needed for each child. Email Ella Carlson, <carlel03>, with questions.


For sale: Farm fresh eggs. Two dollars per dozen. Contact Julie at <stromjul>, 382-0315 or 419-3248.

For sale: Alpine (dairy) goats. Three year old doe, yearling doe, and yearling billy. Maria needs to reduce her herd. Contact Julie or Maria at <stromjul> or 382-0315.

Wanted: Looking for two additional tickets for Pentatonix on March 6. If you have tickets but you can't attend, I will buy your tickets. Contact Jean at <gehlje01>.

Wanted: Luther student looking for apartment or house to start a lease in May. Contact Aime at <karaai01> or (775) 848-0139.

Wanted: Jeep Wrangler, six cylinder, white or cream, automatic with a hard top. Any after the year of 1997. Contact Joyce, [email protected] or 382-6022. 

Free: Interested in adopting a dog? One year old lab mix, female, free to a good home, fantastic personality, great with kids. She's also spayed and has updated shots/vaccines. If interested in meeting her call Keith 419-4302.

For sale: Nintendo DSiXL, in great condition. It is the Super Mario Brothers 25th anniversary edition in red. Comes with charger. Currently retails for $150, asking $90 or best reasonable offer. Contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865, to see pictures or to purchase.

Wanted: Female student seeking house-sitting opportunity, sublease or single room for rent from late May to beginning of Sept. Please contact Taylor at <kaarta01>.


LIS tip of the week

When you walk away from your computer, even for a few moments, always lock your machine. For more information, visit  www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

And finally...

How are those New Year's Resolutions coming? According to statisticbrain.com who used research from the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 64 percent of people maintain their resolution past one month, and just 46 percent make it past six months. If you're feeling a little less determined now than you did in January, here's some inspiration to keep you going, or get you back on track:

"Anyone who says they can't exercise should try jogging behind someone with two prosthetic legs... ultimate inspiration." My friend Dawn

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." Thomas A. Edison

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." Confucius

"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." Victor Kiam

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." Wayne Dyer 

Have time for an inspirational video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pEBz6PzF50