Tuesday, May 6

TUESDAY 5/6/14

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Formal welcome for President-elect Paula Carlson

Dr. Paula J. Carlson will be on campus Friday, May 9, and will give a short address as part of the opening session of the Student Research Symposium at 9 a.m. in the CFL Main Hall. The community will also gather for a picnic lunch from 12:15-1 p.m. in Bentdahl Commons to extend our welcome to Dr. Carlson and her husband, Rev. Dr. Tom Schattauer. Cost for the picnic is $6 if not on a meal plan. (Students have planned a special celebration, beginning around 12:15 p.m.) All members of the community are invited to join in welcoming the presidential couple to the Luther family.

The opening session will be live streamed on this website: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal

Email policy reminder

All campus-wide emails must have permission from the vice president in charge of the department submitting the request or from the president. Requests should go through the Campus News office.

Contact the Campus News office, <julie> or 387-1865, for more information or to submit a request for an all-campus email.

Board of Regents meeting

The Regents will meet on campus Friday and Saturday May 16-17. Those enrolled in KATIE will find the Spring Report to the Board of Regents in the "Board of Regents Materials" category under "My courses." Those not enrolled can search for "Regents" in the course search box at the top of the front page of KATIE.

College Resource Council: Call for nominations

The College Resource Council seeks a faculty or staff member, appointed by the President, who has expertise directly related to matters of diversity. 

The appointee serves for a three-year term. The CRC appointment by definition also puts the person on the Diversity Council.

David Vasquez has held this position and his term expires at the end of the semester. He is not eligible to return to the CRC for three years. 

All faculty and staff are invited to nominate an individual to fill this vacancy. Self-nominations are welcome as well. Send nominations to Karen Martin-Schramm, <kms>, by Friday, May 16. 

Please also offer counsel on the experience or wisdom this nominee would bring to Luther College’s national and global engagements with diversity. A description of the Council and its duties can be found on KATIE. 

College Resource Council:

President Paula Carlson
Vice presidents: Diane Tacke and Kevin Kraus
Faculty representatives: Richard Bernatz (2015), Kim Powell (2016), Guy Nave (2017)

Staff representatives: Paul Mattson (2015), Ann Sponberg Peterson (2016)
FIC representative: TBD (designated annually by the Faculty Interests Committee)

Faculty or staff member with expertise related to matters of diversity: TBD


Student Research Symposium

All faculty, staff, students and members the community are encouraged to attend the Student Research Symposium starting at 9 a.m. Friday, May 9, in the CFL Main Hall.

The symposium, one of the highlights of the academic year, will open with a plenary session where Luther College President-elect Paula Carlson will be formally welcomed. Following the opening celebration, the day will unfold with talks, posters and performances by many of the top students at Luther in majors across the college. For a sneak preview of the schedule of presentations click here. Printed programs will be available at the opening session and throughout the day.

The opening session will be live streamed on this website: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal.  

Great Giving Day

Today is Great Giving Day. Every dollar donated Tuesday, May 6, 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. Luther is a proud sponsor of this initiative to encourage healthy choices.

Cafeteria closure

The cafeteria will be closed from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, to hold a staff meeting. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause.

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.

Brown Bag session on retirement

Diane Tacke will lead a retirement planning session for those under age 40 from noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in the round table room in Olin. Spouses are welcome, but space is limited. To sign up email Marcia Bullerman, <bullerma>.

Reading group discussion

The Center for Ethics and Public Life is sponsoring a reading group discussion on "Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World" by Timothy Morton from 1:30-3p.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the Borlaug room of the Union. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Morton is the Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at Rice University. He is author of more than 80 essays and numerous books. This May he is delivering the annual Wellek Lectures at the University of California, Irvine. He will likely join the discussion via Skype. 

To reserve a place in the group and sign up for a book, please email Andy Hageman, <hagean03> by May 9. Group participation will be limited to 12.

Desserts in Decorah

Looking for homes willing to host approximately eight first-year students from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, for Desserts in Decorah. Those interested should complete this form by May 16. For more information contact Jane <hildebja> or Sue <halversu> in Student Life.

Digital Media Center now available

The recently constructed Digital Media Center on campus opened during J-term 2014 and has begun operation. Located on the lower level of Luther's Preus Library, this newly allocated area consists of a multimedia studio and multimedia lab.

The multimedia studio is ideal for creating multimedia projects that include video, audio and photography. It can also be used as an interactive classroom, a hybrid classroom, or a location for meetings and interviews with remote participants using technologies such as Skype, Google Hangouts or GoToMeeting along with cameras and microphones.

The hours of the multimedia lab correspond with the library hours; the multimedia studio is available with advance reservation. 

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.

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.

Mother's Day Peace Brunch May 11

Please join us for Peach Brunch from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in Peace Dining Room. Price is $13.50 for adults, $6.50 for children age 5-10 and $10 for Luther students. This Mother's Day brunch requires reservations, call 387-1514.


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.

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!

Reminder: Staff Day 2014

Staff Day 2014 will be held Wednesday, June 4. By popular demand the format of offering a variety of breakout sessions will be repeated. Playing off the theme of our students' "Beyond the Bubble" program, this year's Staff Day theme will be "Bubble Up." Information on registering for sessions will be available mid-May.


Events this week

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

May 8, Center for Ethics and Public Life Lecture, Jim Leach, "The Importance of Inspiration: Leaders Who Made a Difference," 8 p.m., Valders Hall of Science Room 206

May 9, Student Research Symposium Day, all day, various locations throughout campus. [Opening session live streamed online at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal]

May 9-10Spring Opera Performance, Puccini's "Sister Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi," 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall [Live streamed online at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal]

May 11Recital, Distinction in Accompanying, 4 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

May 11, Recital, Registered Chamber Groups, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

May 13, Convocation, Senior honors, 9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, May 7: David Vasquez

Friday, May 9: (9 a.m.) Opening celebration for Student Research Symposium, President Elect Paula Carlson, Aurora, Norsemen

Monday, May 12: Brita Moore, senior chapel, conducting class

Luther art majors present exhibit

Representing the culmination of dedicated college careers, Luther senior art majors will present a gallery exhibit of their collective work May 6-25 in the Kristen Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery and the Gregerson Gallery in the Center for the Arts. A reception for the student artists will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Center for the Arts and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

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.

'Highway 57' performance

"Highway 57," an original dance work by Blake Nellis will be performed May 8-10 in the Jewel Theatre. Show times are 1:30 p.m. May 10, and 7:30 p.m. May 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." Nellis wants the performance to do more than demonstrate or narrate. He hopes the performance will remind, inspire, delight and challenge audiences.

Dumpster diving at Luther: The real story

Terry Buenzow of the Winneshiek County Recycling Center will give a presentation from 9:40-10:50 a.m. Thursday, May 8, in Valders 362. In the depths of winter Terry was busy diving through Luther dumpsters to learn more about the campus waste stream. Terry will share interesting photos, findings and observations about recycling and the waste at Luther. This event is open to students, faculty and the public.

'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. [Live streamed online at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal]

Alley Cat bike race

For those who like biking and scavenger hunts, Luther College SPOKES is hosting a nighttime bicycle scavenger hunt from 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 9. The hunt consists of many fun checkpoints around Decorah and will start and finish in front of the Union. The top scoring groups or individuals will win prizes.The ride is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. To register or obtain more information, email <spokes>.

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.

Lucille Stansberry Rosholt award recital

Luther will host the Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance Scholarship recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital will be followed by an award ceremony and reception that is open to the public.

The competition recital will feature performances by three music student finalists: Shayla DeJong, sophomore from New Sharon, Iowa; Wesley Frye, sophomore from Tinley Park, Ill.; and Caleb Sander, junior from Newton, Iowa.

A winner will be selected by a panel of judges immediately following the performances. 

Luren Norsemen concert

The Luren Singing Society and the Luther College Norsemen will sing in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at the Decorah Lutheran Church. Special guests include men from Decorah High School and young men from Decorah Middle School. A freewill offering will be taken to support the Decorah Free Clinic, Decorah Free Meals, the First Lutheran Food Pantry and Decorah Lutheran Food Pantry. 


Position opening

Cashier: The Office for Financial Services has an immediate opening for a full-time cashier. Primary responsibilities include computer receipting of payments for student accounts, college activities and programs as well as answering questions regarding student accounts balances. High school diploma and two-three years of relevant experience required. Applicants with previous knowledge of computerized accounting systems a plus. Previous work in a team-oriented environment is also preferred. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is closed. To view the complete job description and apply for this position click here.


Sarah and Chris Wilder welcomed son Theodore Thomas Wilder to the world on April 4.

Thank you

I wish to thank my amazing co-workers and friends for the ice cream party on April 30 and to everyone who wished me well on my retirement. Luther has been a wonderful place to work and I will always treasure the people I have worked with and gotten to know over the years.

-Linda Skoda


Connie R. Barclay will retire from her work at Luther College after 12 years of service. There will be a reception in her honor from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, in the CFL entrance hall. Come and join us for food and drinks.


To Carolyn Rod on the death of her mother, C. Norene Rod, 95, of Mason City. Services were held Wednesday, April 30, in Mason City.


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 toward 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.


Fifty-eight Luther College students were inducted into the Luther chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society at a ceremony held Sunday, April 27, in the CFL. For complete list of the inductees, click here.

Diane Scholl's poem "Losing" appears in the Winter 2014 issue of Sow's Ear Poetry Review.

Congratulations to the fourth annual L3 Student Leadership and Service Award recipients and nominees. This year there were over 34 nominations within the four categories. The award recipients included:
Outstanding Student Organization: Luther College Dance Marathon
Outstanding Event or Activity: Immigration Panel sponsored by HOLA-Enlaces
Outstanding Service Project: Postville ESL Classes sponsored by HOLA-Enlaces
Outstanding Student Leader: Paul Esker
Thank you to all who participated and submitted nominations. 


Wanted: Looking for a one-bedroom apartment to rent near Luther or downtown for a new Luther employee. No pets and non smoker. Contact Ahmed 203-4308.

Wanted: Looking for housing in Decorah for my family (no pets, no smoking) between May 26-Aug 26. Open to house sitting, renting, etc. Ideal housing arrangement would include: two bedrooms, 1-2 bath, single family home or apartment or duplex or other. If you know of such a place, contact Carsten <carsten>.

For sale: Hit the road, Mac! This 11-inch, 2012 MacBook Air exited the motorcycle luggage at high speed, but other than two dings on the case it appears to be fine. 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5, four GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB, 60 GB solid state drive. The power supply cable is split and taped. I wiped the drive and installed MacOS 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion). Covered by AppleCare through June 11, 2016. Asking $475. Contact Mark <singma01>.

For sale: Large wooden swingset with three swings, rings, monkey bars, slide and platform. Asking $25. You take it apart and haul it away. For more details contact David <ranum>, or 277-2855.

Wanted: Learners interested in financial peace. Decorah Covenant Church will facilitate Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University starting Sunday, Sept. 7. FPU is a nine-week course meeting for two hours on Sunday evenings. Learn practical ways of handling money God's way. Format is DVD presentation and small group discussion. Past participants say they wish they would have learned this information when they were younger. To register, click here. Cost is $93 for materials. For more information contact Erin Flater, <flater01>.

For sale: Panasonic easy reach rolling massager. Asking $10. Click here for picture. Contact Gokhan Savas <gokhansavas>.

For sale: Traditional chai/espresso/Turkish coffee set. Asking $35. Never used, in its original box. For picture click here. Contact Gokhan Savas <gokhansavas>.

Wanted: Runners. The Driftless Discovery Trail Run, sponsored by Northeast Iowa Montessori school, is Saturday, June 7, starting at 1 p.m. The run will traverse the trails of Van Peenen Memorial Park with three options for distances. A one mile race, "Little Drifters," free for kids 13 and under (registration still required); a 5K, $30; and a 10K, $40. To register, click here. For more information, contact Teresa <bisste01>.

Wanted: House-sitter. Seeking responsible Luther student or recent grad to house-sit May 21-July 19. The house-sitter will live in our home, care for our cats and do light yard work in exchange for rent and utilities. If interested contact Andrew <whitan01>.

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. Contact Chris <garcch01>.

Lost: Small red Sigg metal water bottle with flowery design and "amy weldon geneva 2013" written in fading black marker on the bottom. If found contact Amy <weldam01>.

For sale: Oak coffee table and end table, both with glass tops and in great condition. Asking $100 for both. Contact Jane <hildebja> or 380-9680.

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: 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 TGR Board member Kathy Barloon [email protected] for more information or Sandhya Caton, <catosa01>.

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. For more information, contact Kim, <kimpowell>.


LIS tip of the week

You can renew many library items online yourself. For more information, visit  www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

And finally...

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.
-Robert Brault

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11. Need gift ideas? Here are a ideas that won't cost a penny. For a top 10 list go to:http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/my-money/2014/05/04/10-mothers-day-gifts-that-wont-cost-a-penny.

Do chores. Whether the mom in your life is a stay-at-home mom, a working mom or an empty-nester grandma, she is busy. So this Mother’s Day weekend, do chores without being asked. Clean the house – including the toilet. Wash the dishes. Do the laundry, and put it away. 

Write something. If you have a way with words, consider writing mom a poem, or putting one of your favorite childhood memories to paper. If not, make a list of the things you love about your mom, or jot a note in a handmade card.

Teach her something. Does your mom want to learn something you’re good at? Maybe something about using her computer, taking good photos with a smartphone or even a craft you know how to do?

Time together. 
Whatever you decide to give your mom or wife this year, be sure time together is on your list. On or around Mother’s Day, plan a family outing with mom. Go to the park, or go on a hike if the weather’s nice. Visit a local museum. Or just plan a movie night at home if that’s more to her liking. The time you spend together will be worth more to her than any expensive gift.