Tuesday, April 29

TUESDAY 4/29/14

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Driving for Luther safety reminder

The campus community is reminded to take care and obey traffic laws when driving. Driving for the college is a special privilege. As a representative of Luther College, there are responsibilities and safety standards that accompany that privilege. Persons are expected to exercise responsible judgment regarding their conduct.

Faculty, staff and students traveling on college business are expected to adhere to applicable college policies and procedures as well as traffic laws. The primary goal is to provide safe transportation for college drivers and passengers. The privilege of driving a college-provided vehicle or a personal vehicle on college business is granted to employees who have and maintain acceptable driving records and follow the provisions found in this policy.

Fiscal year end approaching

The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching. Remember all supplies, materials, etc., must be received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 13-14 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices (no faxed copies) and supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by June 11 to be included in FY 13-14 budget. Items for deposit must be sent to the Office for Financial Services by June 6. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.

LFA applications

The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee has extended the deadline for the first phase of the application review cycle to Friday, May 9. Applications for LFA funding submitted after that will not be considered until fall, with a deadline of Sept. 1. Click here for the application, also found on the LFA website.

Vote to help Chris Norton get a car

A football injury at Luther on Oct. 16, 2010 left Chris Norton paralyzed with only a three percent chance of regaining movement from his neck down. After many long hours spent in rehabilitation he can now stand on his own and walk with assistance. He inspires others to work towards their goals and never give up. To further his independent spirit, he is now competing for votes through National Mobility Awareness to win a car. Hear more about his story and vote for him here.

Friendship Families

The International Student Friendship Family Program is seeking individuals and families in the Decorah community to help Luther College's incoming international students adjust to life at Luther and in the United States. The Friendship Family Program has been given a new look and will be coming out with a Luther/Decorah specific handbook for both students and families with all the information participants will need. Interested individuals and families can find more information and sign up here, or call the Diversity Center for more information, 387-1014.

Gardening classes

Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities is offering a series of gardening classes that aim to provide basic information for beginning gardeners, as well as a forum for more seasoned gardeners. The series is open to the public with no charge for admission, but registration is required. Participants can view classes and register online here. The CSC encourages people to register early. The next class led by David Cavagnaro on May 5 is full. 

Upcoming Peace Brunch May 4 and 11

Please join us for Peach Brunch from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 4 and 11, in Peace Dining Room. Price is $13.50 for adults, $6.50 for children age 5-10 and $10 for Luther students. Mother's Day brunch, May 11, requires reservations. Call to make reservations, 387-1514.

Book Shop sale

Stay warm through the chilly days of spring. Tuesday, April 29-Saturday, May 3, the Book Shop is selling all hooded sweatshirts at 25 percent off, including an extra 25 percent off clearance priced hoodies. 


Need supper in a hurry? Check out the special offer at the Grab-n-Go. Get an entree, two sides, beverage and dessert for $7.50.


Buy milk in pints, half gallons and gallons at the C-Store. Prices are competitive and Homestead Dairy does not fluctuate their prices according to the weekly market. C-Store milk prices haven't changed in three years. Contact Lisa <chenli01>, or 387-1444, to order milk today.

Custodian Appreciation Day

Join Students Helping Our Community in thanking our custodians at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, May 1, in the CFA atrium. We’re hosting a Custodian Appreciation Day as an acknowledgement and celebration of the essential work provided by the custodial staff. They will be the guests of honor at the event where everyone can gather, show their appreciation and enjoy complimentary food and drink. Please join and stop by the SHOC table outside the Caf during dinner on Monday-Wednesday to sign a thank you card.

Faculty Recognition Dinner

Luther's annual Faculty Recognition Dinner is Thursday, May 15, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. reception in Hammarskjold Lounge followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Retirees Diane Scholl and Robert Larson, in absentia, will be honored, along with 25-year honorees Kevin Kraus, Rachel Faldet, and Jessica Paul (who has actually been at Luther 26 years). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased between April 22 and May 9 online with a Luther ID. Tickets can also be purchased at the Box Office by calling, stopping by or emailing <tickets>. We hope for a good turnout to honor these colleagues!

CSA shares

Employee households are eligible to receive up to $100 towards the purchase of a Community Supported Agriculture share or a Garden Membership in 2014. Signup deadline is May 1. Those who want to sign up may choose to receive a regular box of vegetables (a traditional share, or winter share), select from a farmer's stand at the farmer's market (a market share), or receive assistance with planting and maintaining a vegetable garden (garden membership). Click here for more information and registration forms.

Edible landscapes

Based on feedback, plans have been established for the 2014 Valders and Ylvi edible landscapes. This season expect to find cherry tomatoes, ground cherries, eggplant, peppers, basil, lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, mini watermelon, kale, chard, beans and common herbs. All are welcome to harvest from these gardens. Be sure to close the gate when leaving to keep out the critters.


Events this week

April 29, Music Ensemble Performance, Concert Band homecoming concert, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

April 30, Music Ensemble Performance, Jazz Band, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

May 1Music Ensemble Performance, Cantorei and Luther Ringers, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

May 2, Music Ensemble Performance, Norsemen and Aurora, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

May 2, 3, 8-10, Dance Performance, "Highway 57," 7:30 p.m. May 2, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 3, 7:30 p.m. May 8 and 9 and 1:30 p.m. May 10, Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre

May 5Sustainability Lecture, Spring Planting: Tips and Considerations with David Cavagnaro, 12:15 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 362

May 6 – 25, Gallery Exhibit, Luther senior art majors, Center for the Arts, Kristin Wigley Fleming Fine Arts Gallery     

Chapel this week

Wednesday, April 30: Meggie DeJong, senior chapel, Cantorei and Luther Ringers

Friday, May 2: Connie Barclay, Larry Grimstad, Climate Change chapel, Norsemen

Monday, May 5: Jenny Rustad, senior chapel

Student recitals

Sam Raiche, '15, will perform a tenor recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

Jenna Hoge, '14, will perform a soprano recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall (unless otherwise noted) with a reception following each performance. Student recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Concert Band performance

Luther College Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the CFL. The performance, part of the Concert Band spring tour, is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert will also be streamed live at tinyurl.com/Luther-Video-Stream.

The 2014 Concert Band tour program includes a wide range of both traditional and contemporary band literature such as Charles Lloyd Barnhouse's 1888 composition "The Battle of Shiloh" and James M. David's "Two Lane Blacktop" from 2013. Luther's Xiao Hu, assistant professor of music, will be featured on Joseph Thalken's "Baby Face Nelson and the Femme Fatale."

Linda Skoda retirement reception

Join us in thanking Linda Skoda for 31 years of dedicated service to Luther College. The community is invited to a "build your own sundae" retirement party from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Hammarskjold Lounge.

Spring Roll cooking class

Want to try Asian cuisine at home? Johanna Bergan will demonstrate the art of making spring rolls and their versatility in a cooking class from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Valders 379. Participants will learn how to wrap and present spring rolls as well as receive many ideas for fillings and dipping sauces. Generous samples will be available. Register here.

Jazz Band performance

Enjoy a night of jazz with Luther College's Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Jazz Band will perform "All of Me" and "Come Fly With Me"- classic arrangements from the swing era, as well as music performed by the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras.

Cantorei and Ringers performance

The Luther College Cantorei will join the Luther Ringers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Noble Recital Hall. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Cantori will perform a variety of pieces such as Gabriel Faure's Messe basse pour voix de femmes (low mass for treble voices), including "Kyrie," "Sanctus," "Benedictus" and "Agnus Dei." Madison Norell, '14, will accompany on piano and Emily Ebertz, '14, and Eve Christensen, '14, will have vocal solos during the piece. Karl Nilsson, '15, will collaborate on double bass for "Wanting Memories," and Aidan Schmitt, '16, will serve as percussionist on two pieces.

Luther Ringers will perform a variety of pieces such as Karen Buckwalter's "Carillon Fantasy" and an arrangement of Edvard Grieg's "March of the Dwarfs." Twin sisters Allyson and Kaitlyn Fillmore, juniors, will perform the bell duet "Contemplation" by Monika Durbin.

Norsemen and Aurora concert

Luther College first-year vocal ensembles Norsemen and Aurora will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the CFL Main Hall. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The concert will begin with the collaboration of both choirs and Luther Philharmonia on a movement from the E Minor Mass composed by Anton Bruckner.

The Norsemen performance includes pieces by Jonathan Gardner, Alice Parker, Robert Shaw, Connor Koppin, Ralph Vaughan Williams, as well as Jonathan Kobs '17.

Aurora's performance includes pieces by Heinrich Schütz, Pavel Chesnokov, Paul J. Christiansen, Moses Hogan and Frank La Rocca. They will also perform the piece "Eatnemen Vuelie" by Frode Fjellheim, which was recently featured in the hit movie "Frozen."

'Highway 57' performance

"Highway 57," an original dance work by Blake Nellis will be performed May 2-3 and 8-10 in the Jewel Theatre. Show times are 1:30 p.m. May 3 and 10, and 7:30 p.m. May 2-3 and 8-9. Tickets for the performances are available online through the Luther College Ticket Office.

"Highway 57," conceived, choreographed and directed by Nellis, is inspired by Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology, Highway 57." Nellis wants the performance to do more than demonstrate or narrate. He hopes the performance will remind, inspire, delight and challenge audiences.

Mobile museum

The University of Iowa Mobile Museum will travel to the Luther campus Saturday, May 3. The museum will be open to the public and located in the Preus Library parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Mobile Museum, a 38-foot, custom-built RV, features three exhibits: Iowa history, Iowa's Ancient Agriculturalists and Ice Age Giants. For more information on the Mobile Museum visit discover.research.uiowa.edu or email [email protected].

Campus conversation - Spotlight on Sex and Gender

The WGST program will sponsor a faculty research presentation and conversation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Women and Gender Equality Center in the Gjerset House, located on High Street. This will be the final spotlight of the 2013-14 academic year. Pedro dos Santos will discuss his research on women and politics in Brazil, paying special attention to the historical legacies of the country's patriarchal structures and shining a spotlight on the election of Brazil's first female president in 2010.

'200 years of May 17' lecture

The Knut Gjerset Annual Lecture has been renewed this year in honor of the bicentennial celebration of the Norwegian Constitution. The lecture "200 Years of May 17th" will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in Olin 102. A reception of Norwegian vaffler will follow the lecture in the Shirley Baker Commons in Baker Village. Both the lecture and the reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

The first part of the lecture will be presented by Øyvind Gulliksen, professor emeritus of American Studies at Telemark University College. His lecture is titled "My Country 'Tis of Thee: The American Centennial Celebration of the Norwegian Constitution, Minneapolis-St. Paul, May 17th 1914."

Anna Peterson, Luther College assistant professor of history, will present the second part of the lecture, titled "How to Write a Constitution in 5 Weeks: The Fateful Events of Spring 1814." 

U.S. Rep. Jim Leach to lecture May 8

Professor of law and former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach will present the lecture, "The Importance of Inspiration: Leaders who Made a Difference," at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in Valders 206. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. In his lecture, Leach will note weaknesses within modern American politics and contrast models of public conduct between current times and challenging moments in America's history.

Opera performance

The music department will present two one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini: "Sister Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi." Thought by many to be the quintessential Italian opera composer, Puccini's penchant for writing beautiful melodies and for breathing musical life into a story are on full display in these two works. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, in the Main Hall of the CFL.

Fish Fry

The annual Fish Fry will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 9, in Bentdahl Commons. Food will be served along with games, prizes and entertainment. All faculty, staff and students are welcome. The rain location will be the Dahl Centennial Union and the CAF. Sponsored by Residence Life, Wellness and Sodexo.


Thank you

To all who helped out and donated, making Denim Day a success. In just one day, we raised nearly $300. More importantly, we raised awareness for a serious issue that needs to be talked about. For more information on Denim Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month or to help with SAAM events in the future, contact <julie>. Special thanks to Jan Koenig, Amy Larson, Tracy Elsbernd, Carol Stoddard, Jennifer Folstad, Doris Patterson, Kate Elliott, Heather Frey, Thomas Johnson, Chantel Olufsen-Lepa, Chris Johnson, Judy Boese and Bridget Christopher for serving as packet keepers. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Position openings

Summer lifeguard: Certified lifeguards are needed to work summer hours at the Luther Aquatic Center. Lifeguards can earn 10-15 hours per week. Typical work hours are 6-9 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. daily, plus various other programming. Work begins May 26. Must have all Red Cross life-guarding, CPR and AED certification current. Contact Lance Huber at <hubela01> or Bethany Nicoll at <nicobe01>.

Energy and waste fellow: The energy and waste fellow is a 10-month, .83 FE position starting Aug. 1 and ending May 31 in the Center for Sustainable Communities. The position works with faculty, staff and students to educate the Luther community about the college's energy and waste reduction goals and related initiatives. Qualifications include a bachelor's degree, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people. One to three years of relevant work experience preferred. Experience with marketing and communications and/or web content development desirable. To see full posting and to apply, click here.


To Kathy Ferrie and family on the sudden death of her mother, Kathryn O'Brien, 78, of Cresco. Services were held on Saturday, April 26, in Elma, Iowa.


United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 announced that Luther College is one of nine colleges named a new collegiate member of EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. FRC is a national initiative aimed at encouraging businesses, organizations and institutions to actively participate in food waste prevention, surplus food donation and food waste recycling activities.

Jean Ryan was honored with the "2014 Outstanding Contributor Award" at the Ellucian Live conference held in Anaheim, Calif., April 6-9.

Katrina Okerstrom, '14, was awarded a $30,000 graduate fellowship from the R.J. McElroy Trust. Okerstrom will pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the University of Iowa. She is majoring in psychology and biology, and minoring in classics at Luther.

Norma J. Hervey presented a paper, "Jim Crow in the 21st Century," at the Conference Created Equal at the University of Northern Ireland in Galway.

Jenny LeDoux, '15, has been named the recipient of the 2014-15 Alan R. and Sally J. Brudos Family Prize for Opera Performance at Luther College. LeDoux will present the Brudos Family Opera Prize recital during the 2014-15 academic year.

The premiere of Brooke Joyce's oboe concerto, "Une Cité Moderne," performed by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and Heather Armstrong, oboe soloist, will be broadcast on Cedar Falls Community Television this spring. The performance will also be broadcast on Iowa Public Radio's "Symphonies of Iowa" program at noon Sunday, May 4, and 7 p.m. Monday, May 5. Click here for a review of the concert and to listen online.

David Pfotenhauer, '15, received a Rossing Physics Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. The $10,000 scholarship is highly competitive and is awarded annually to five physics students of exceptional merit through the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education.

Kirk Larsen along with former biology students Nikki McDermond-Spies, '13, Anthony Brantner, '08 and Derek Broman, '07, published a paper titled "Family-level benthic macroinvertebrate communities indicate successful relocation and restoration of a northeast Iowa stream" in the June 2014 issue of the Ecological Restoration journal.

Thomas C. Johnson appeared on "The Classroom" ESPN 1220 AM in New York City, on April 26, to discuss the place of activism in sport. The show is produced by Marist College's Center for Sports Communication.

A recent acquisition to the Luther College Fine Arts Collection, Herbjørn Gausta's "Jesus in the Garden" (c. 1900), was recently featured in Decorah First Lutheran Church's Easter Week celebrations. Gausta also painted First Lutheran's Neo-Gothic altar piece. The painting is on long-term loan to the church as part of the FAC's community outreach program. 


For sale: Sharp Carousel microwave, asking $35. Contact Gokhan Savas, <gokhansavas>.

For sale: Logitech speaker system, $35. Click here for a picture. Contact Gokhan Savas, <gokhansavas>.

For rent: Two-bedroom apartment. Available now in Waukon. Includes appliances and off-street parking. Two blocks to grocery, one block to schools. No smoking, no pets. $375 per month plus utilities. Deposit and references required. Contact Rachel Cooperman, [email protected].

Wanted: Nanny. Starting in mid-August nanny needed from 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Continuing through the school year, nanny's hours would be flexible with Luther schedule. Position includes light housework, transportation and supervision of two girls, ages four and six, along with some errand running. Home is within walking distance of Luther, vehicle provided by employer as needed. Candidate should enjoy kids and must be energetic, positive, responsible and organized. Contact Amanda, [email protected].us or 380-8786.

For sale: Set of four nearly new mud and snow tires, P225 75 R15. Asking price $200. Sold as set only. Contact John or Kathy, 382-2907, after 6 p.m.

For rent: Two apartments are available for rent from May 26-Aug. 20. One three-bedroom and one four-bedroom, both are one block from campus. No smoking and no pets. Contact Leslie at 382-6527.

Wanted: We're expecting a new human being this July and would love to acquire a used changing table. If you or someone you know has one please email Andy <hagean03>. Thank you.

For rent: Three-bedroom, one-bath Craftsman style home with beautiful oak woodwork that includes built-in china hutches, columnade and bench. Home has newer carpet on first floor while the second story bedrooms have awesome fir floors. Home has been repainted on the inside and the bath has been completely remodeled. There is also a sunny enclosed porch and the back deck is perfect for barbequing, relaxing in the shade or bird watching. The address is 205 Rural Ave, Decorah, and the rent is $975 per month. Contact Chris <garcch01> or 387-1443.

Wanted: Toy testers, involved parents. Toys Go 'Round Toy Lending Library in the lower level of the Decorah Library, is hosting an open house and safety fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 10. The open house will feature STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) toys purchased with the Winneshiek Community Foundation grant, and the safety fair will provide information for young families highlighted by a child car seat inspection. Attendees will receive a $5 yearly membership discount with another $5 certificate if a child's car seat is inspected. Contact Brian Caton, <catobr01>, for more information.

Wanted: Animal supporters. The fifth annual Humane Society "Spring into Action" pet expo and fundraiser will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. This is a free event for the whole family. Proceeds from the event go to HSNEI’s medical fund, which helps foster animals in need of extra veterinary care. In addition to the silent auction, bake sale, vendors, pet photography, pet adoption fair, and lunch, also featured at the event will be an adoption center and wine tasting corner featuring HSNEI's Benefit Wines.

Wanted: Donated dollars during the Great Giving Day, a 24-hour online giving event on Tuesday, May 6. Every dollar donated to Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness will support ongoing school outreach wellness efforts provided by AmeriCorps and FoodCorps service members in this region. The goal is $15,000. To find out more or donate, visit www.iowafoodandfitness.org.


LIS tip of the week

Want to know if a computer is available in your favorite lab right now? Check out LIS' mobile-friendly Lab Stats site on your phone or tablet. For more information, visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

And finally...

This week is National Dance Week and today is International Dance Day! I just want to put on my my my my my boogie shoes!

If you haven't seen Visual Media's "Happy" (by Pharrell) video yet, check it out and dance along! What is your favorite "boogie" tune?