Tuesday, April 1

TUESDAY 4/1/14

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Telephone lines restored

Telephone lines in Winneshiek County have been restored. Luther's telephone lines are functioning this morning, including Campus Safety and Security's main line, (563) 387-2111.

Reminder: 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/.

PEEPtacular Day at the Book Shop

Join the Luther Book Shop for PEEPtacular Day from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday, April 4. The day will feature Peep treats, marshmallow bars, and Peep punch. Peep dioramas submitted for the contest will be on display and voting for the top dioramas is from 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There will also be Book Shop specials throughout the day. Diorama winners will be announced at 4 p.m.  

Reminder: Entries for the seventh annual Peep diorama contest are due by Thursday, April 3 in the Book Shop. Entries can be made for individuals or groups.  

Student Life Service Award

Student Life is accepting nominations for the Krahn Family Student Service Award. Nominees should be sophomore or junior students who have demonstrated a strong contribution to campus life in a way that embraces the spirit and mission of Luther College. Nomination deadline is April 8. Submit nominations here.

Reminder: Admissions request for faculty help

Admissions is looking for faculty members willing to call students believed to benefit from the contact. There are two Sundays left for this project, April 6 and April 13. Faculty who are willing to sign up for one or more evenings and receive a complimentary dinner click here. An admissions staff member will be in touch with more details for those who fill out the form. Contact Scot with questions at <schasc01>.

Upcoming Peace Brunch April 6, 13 and 27

Please join us for Peace Brunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 13 and 27, 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.

Diabetes prevention program

Learn how to prevent diabetes in part two of a two-part meeting from noon-12:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in Mott room. Anne Blocker, registered dietitian and diabetes educator will explain what blood glucose labs mean and will present practical lifestyle changes for preventing or slowing the progression of diabetes.

Blood draw at Luther

On campus blood draws will be offered in the Mott room from 7-9 a.m. April 8, 10, 29 and May 1. Register online at: https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UU90OC1sNjlheXJIfGRlZmF1bHR8MDhmNDhhM2U5MmVlZjA1MDEzOGI1MDdmNmE2MWEzMTQ

Cost for the general wellness blood draw is $35 and the PSA is an additional $40. The fee will need to be paid at the blood screening, but will get reimbursed through Midwest Group Benefits. Those participating need to fast for 12 hours prior to the blood draw, but may drink water during the fast. Contact Greg, <lonningr>, for more information.

Brown bag sessions

Faculty participants from the summer 2013 LIS information literacy and technology workshop will present their projects and discuss the impacts they have seen in their courses in brown bag sessions held at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 8; 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 9; and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10. Attendees may bring a lunch. The meetings will be in the Mott Room and some refreshments will be provided. See LIS Events for more information. Contact Andi Beckendorf, <beckenan>, with questions.

BrowZine trial

Those interested in accessing academic journals on an iPad or Android tablet may participate in a BrowZine trial. BrowZine is an application that puts academic journals and articles on tablet devices, making research easier. Contact Ryan Gjerde <gjerdery> with questions and to start your trial. The trial ends April 11. Learn more about BrowZine in this two-minute video.  

TIAA-CREF representative seminar

Nancy Foster, TIAA-CREF representative will offer two one-hour seminars. The first will be 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. The second will be 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, April 17. Both sessions will be held in the Mott room. Attendees will learn how to set up online access and use TIAA-CREF’s online tools, find out their investment style and get a portfolio suggestion, track their retirement path, project the results and get an actionable plan to help it work even better, discover how to create a simpler picture of their finances and use it to make improvements. Contact human resources with questions at 387-1134.

Staff Day 2014

Staff Day 2014 will be held Wednesday, June 4. By popular demand, the planners will repeat the format of last year offering a variety of breakout sessions. Playing off the theme of the student "Beyond the Bubble" program, this year's Staff Day theme will be "Bubble Up," inspired by a quote by Marcus Aurelius, "Dig within. Within is the wellspring of good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig."

New video 'Why I Chose Luther'

Watch several students explain what brought them to Luther in the first place in the new video "Why I Chose Luther."  *


Events this week  

April 1-May 25, Gallery Exhibit, Mary Zeran, 2D mixed media, Center for Faith and Life Gallery

April 1, Music Ensemble Performance, Symphony Orchestra Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall  

April 3, Religion Forum, "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church," 6:30 p.m., F.W. Olin Building, room 102  

April 3-6, Collegiate Chorale Tour, Upper Midwest

April 4-6, Cathedral Choir Tour, Upper Midwest    

April 4, Center Stage Series, Philip Glass, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

April 7–May 25, Gallery Exhibit, Gerhard Marcks, works provided by Luther fine Arts Collection, curated by Luther seniors Aaron Zauner and Hans Becklin, Preus Library Gallery

April 8, Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, "Engaging the Ancient 'Other': Identity and Alterity," Sean Burke, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 2: Sarah Rae Leahy, Don Kemp Memorial Speaker, Cathedral Choir

Friday, April 4: Jessa Anderson-Reitz, senior chapel

Monday, April 7: Liz Rog, community song

Symphony Orchestra performance

The Symphony Orchestra, Luther's largest and oldest orchestral ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The performance is part of the symphony's spring tour of the Upper Midwest and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Mary Zeran art exhibit

An art exhibit featuring abstract acrylic paintings by Iowa artist Mary Zeran will be on display April 1-May 25 in the Center for Faith and Life Gallery, on the upper level of the building. The 17 abstract collages displayed in the exhibit "All Things Beautiful" feature cheerful colors and undulating brushstrokes on a variety of surfaces. 

Zeran has been creating mixed media collage and assemblage for more than 20 years, and uses her the expertise to hold workshops for artists interested in learning new techniques. Her focus is sharing her passion for art with communities. 

Religion Forum

The final Luther College Religion Forum of the semester will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Olin Room 102. Steven Downs will be unable to attend as lecturer, however a forum will take place to discuss next year's theme "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church." The forum is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Decorah/Luther community is invited to join in the discussion.

CSS presents Philip Glass

Experience renowned contemporary composer Philip Glass at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Tickets for the show are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors age 65 and up and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and are available online at https://tickets.luther.edu. Glass has been part of the development of a style of music now referred to as "minimalism," although he prefers to refer to himself as a composer of "music with repetitive structures." Minimalism is music based on the extended reiteration of brief musical fragments or ideas that change gradually. This repetition and gradual change has a hypnotic effect; some say it often has a "spinning" quality for listeners.

Marcks works on display

An exhibit titled "Gerhard Marcks: Woodcuts from the Fine Arts Collection," featuring works created by Gerhard Marcks, an artist living in Germany at the time of the Nazi regime, will be on display April 7-May 25 in Preus Library. Luther College holds the largest collection of Marcks's works outside of Germany, donated by Marguerite Wildenhain. Luther seniors Hans Becklin and Aaron Zauner curated the exhibit.

Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture: Sean Burke

Sean Burke will present the Paideia Text and Issues lecture, "Engaging the Ancient 'Other': Identity and Alterity" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Qualley Lounge; both are open to the public with no charge for admission. The presentation begins with an examination of recent decades and how sexual minorities within Christian communities are seeking out biblical characters with whom to identify. He will also examine how Christians have identified with the character of Jesus and whether they can learn anything from these analyses about how people can relate to "others" in today's world.

Anne Rasmussen presents lecture 

Author and professor of ethnomusicology Anne Rasmussen will present the Sihler Lecture on women, music and Qur'anic recitation in Indonesia at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Room 102 of the F.W. Olin Building. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. Working off the topic of her 2010 book, "Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Contemporary," Rasmussen will discuss the soundscape of Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, and the contributions of women through their recitations of the Qur'an and performances in Arab-influenced Islamic musical styles and genres.


The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, also known as WCFsymphony, will present a concert featuring Gustav Malher's First Symphony and a world premiere of a new concerto by Brooke Joyce that features principal oboist Heather Armstrong at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. For ticket prices and more information click here.

The 2014 Luther Wii Bowl-Off Champion is Praying for Turkeys. They beat their contender, I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter, by 11 pins. Team members from Praying for Turkeys are Julie Shockey, Aaron Lurth, Gwen Van Gerpen and Andrew Bailey. Members of I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter are Blake Wragge, Andrew Withers, Krista Konrad and Marlon Henriquez. I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter was named the season champion after having the highest score during the regular season..


Discovery Club

Discovery Club, a program for students in kindergarten through second grade starts soon. New this spring is also a third and fourth grade Discovery Club. The outdoor activities after school include games, nature awareness and science inquiry. The kindergarten to second grade program is 3-5 p.m. on Mondays, March 31-May 12. The third to fourth grade program is 3-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 1-May 6. There will be pick-up available at John Cline, Carrie Lee and St. Ben's. Cost is $50, and scholarships are available. Register online. For more information contact Emily Neal, <nealem01>.

Kindernature program

The Kindernature program begins April 2. Curious pre-schoolers can be introduced to the wonders of nature through nature exploration, games, hikes and more. The program is 2:45-4:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 2-May 7. Register online. Cost is $55, and scholarships are available. For more information contact Emily Neal, <nealem01>.

Pre-college environmental studies course

Luther College is offering a pre-college course in environmental studies this summer for innovative high school students. The program runs July 27-Aug. 2. Students will explore the unique environment of the Driftless region as they learn leadership skills, participate in hands-on data collection and learn outdoor skills such as canoeing, rock climbing and caving, all while exploring Luther College. For those interested in learning more about the program, click here or contact Stratis Giannakouros, <gianst01> or 387-1809.

Yoga lunch hour series

Molly Lesmeister will offer lunch hour yoga classes starting Monday, March 31. There are two class options offered, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Classes run for six weeks and meet Mondays and Wednesdays for 50 minutes in the CFA, Studio II. Props are provided; no experience is necessary. Registration is $24 per session, which includes 12 classes. Checks can be made out to Luther College and given to Greg Lonning. Register by emailing Molly, [email protected].


Free: Duracell ultra-fast digital camera battery charger free to someone who will use it. Barely used. Compatible with most popular digital camera models. Comes with AC adapter with input range 100V-240V and car adapter. Contact Jennifer <rianje01> if interested.

For sale: 2013 men's XL Specialized Sport Sirrus bike, 27 speed, great for around campus, Decorah, or the hills around the area. Used only one year, now upgrading to new bike. New chain, new brakes, new brake guard, carbon front fork and carbon seat post that minimizes the bumps in the road. Comes with rearview mirror, two bottle holders, two end bars, a spare tire tube and was cleaned and tuned up in Dec. 2013. Like new, asking $375. Online picture available upon request. Contact Bob Bishop [email protected].

Wanted: Seeking a temporary house or apartment near the Twin Cities in May to be nearby for the birth of our first grandchild. Ideally near downtown St. Paul, but willing to be further afield. Any information would be appreciated. Contact Mark Z. Muggli or Carol Gilbertson at <mugglimz>, 382-9863 or (612) 720-5790.

Lost and found: A container of coins was left at the library copiers prior to spring break. Also, cash was found on the floor near the computer lab on the main floor on Monday during break. Contact<library> to claim.

For sale: Barely used point and shoot camera. It is a Pentax Optio RZ18 Camera and retails for around $200. I am asking $150, or best offer. Includes a camera case, a 16 gigabyte SD card, and an extra battery. It is a fun and festive orange.The camera has a 16 mega pixel sensor, 18X optical zoom, large three inch LCD screen and widescreen HD video in 720 pixels. Contact Lauren, <andela10>.

For sale: Samsung ML 2510 laser printer, $35. Logitech speaker system, $35. Sharp Carousel microwave, $35. Wooden backgammon/chess board, $15. Logitech keyboard, $5. Contact Gokhan, <gokhansavas>.

For sale: Completely remodeled two-bedroom, one-bath home at 502 Iowa Ave., Decorah. 900 square feet, three blocks from Luther, the bike path and the river. Larger on the inside than appears from the curb. Contact Deb at <fordde01>, 599-9195 or 590-4139 for details.

For sale: Three-bedroom, two-bath, home at 504 Iowa Ave., Decorah. Spacious and open, 2,500 square feet. Three blocks from Luther, the bike path and the river. Larger on the inside than appears from the curb. Contact Deb at <fordde01>, 599-9195 or 590-4139 for details.


LIS tip of the week

Did you know that you can create a mail merge email in Norse Mail? For complete instructions, visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

Sustainability tip

Did you know? It takes 152.9 kilojoules to produce and print a single sheet of paper. However, it only takes 16.4 kJ to run a computer for the amount of time that it takes an average reader to finish the same reading. That means it takes nine times more energy to print out a reading than putting the reading on KATIE for a class to read.

And finally...

Happy April Fools Day! 

In honor of this humorous holiday, here are some of the top April Fool's Day hoaxes of all time, according to the Museum of Hoaxes. 

1. The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest: In 1957, the BBC news show "Panorama" announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. With pictures shown of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees, the station was swamped with phone calls from people asking how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. 

2. Instant Color Television: In 1962 there was only one TV channel in Sweden and it broadcast black and white. On April 1, the station's technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that, thanks to new technology, viewers could convert their existing sets to display color reception by putting a nylon stocking over the screen. Thousands of people admitted to falling for the hoax.

3. The Taco Liberty Bell: In 1996 the Taco Bell Corporation took out a full page ad that appeared in six major newspapers announcing it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell was housed to express their anger. 

Read more about these hoaxes and more here


*Happy April Fools!