Tuesday, May 13

TUESDAY 5/13/14

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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 currently holds 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


Cafeteria closed part of May 13

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.

Farewell and thank you to the Tiedes

All are welcome to celebrate David and Muffy Tiede's extraordinary service this year to Luther College. A "Classic Lutheran Church Potluck" will be held in their honor from 12-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in Peace/Hammarskjold. The RSVP deadline is Thursday, May 15. For more information, click here.

Library books are due

Library books checked out from the main stacks by faculty and staff on or before Sunday, May 11 are due Friday, May 16. Books may be renewed online or by e-mailing <library>. Books that have already been renewed three times will need to be physically brought in to the circulation desk. Accounts may be viewed online by clicking here, signing into "Library Account," then selecting "My Library Account" in the upper right side of the screen.

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>.

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

Reminder: Staff Day 2014

Staff Day 2014 will begin at noon Wednesday, June 4, with lunch served in Peace, followed by two breakout sessions. A closing program and the announcement of the 2014 Staff Excellence Award winners will be at 3:15 p.m. in the CFL. All staff are free to go home at 4 p.m. Those who attend may wear shorts, tee-shirts and sneakers for the day per supervisor approval. Registration deadline is Friday, May 23. For descriptions of the breakout sessions and to register, click here.


Events this week

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

May 23Music Showcase Concert, Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

May 24Music Showcase Concert, Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra, 1:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

May 25, Commencement, 10 a.m., Carlson Stadium [Live streamed online at: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal]

Chapel this week

Tuesday, May 13: Senior Recognition Convocation, 9:40 a.m., Wind and Percussion Ensemble

Wednesday, May 14: Diane Scholl, Conducting Class

Friday, May 16: Todd Pedlar

Remember, weekly chapel is streamed live at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal.

College Ministries would like to thank all who participated in worship during the past year. The many contributions of preachers, musicians and artists greatly enrich campus life together.

Senior Recognition Convocation

Senior Recognition Convocation starts at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, in the CFL Main Hall. This celebration honors all members of the Class of 2014 and recognizes students who have earned Latin honors, elected to Phi Beta Kappa or other honor societies, who received post-graduate and departmental awards, and academic all-conference athletes. President David Tiede will give the address, "The Sending Place." The printed program includes titles of senior projects and a class of 2014 group photo will be taken following the service.

Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra performance

The Luther College Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.

Nordic Choir will perform "Haec Dies" by William Byrd; "Der Abend" by Johannes Brahms; "In the Bleak Midwinter" by Gustav Holst, arranged by Abbie Betinis; "I thank You God for most this amazing day" by Eric Whitacre, lyrics from the E.E. Cummings poem with the same title and "Song for Athene" by John Tavener among other works.

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Danźon No. 2 by Arturo Márquez and Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Trash to Treasure sale

Luther will host its annual Trash into Treasure sale in the red barn. T2T re-purposes items that Luther students leave behind during move out. Find a variety of great stuff like men and women’s clothing, jackets, school supplies, furniture, small appliances and more. The sale will be held from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 23, and 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, May 26. For more information about this event and sustainability at Luther, click here.

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.

Baccalaureate service

The community is invited to Baccalaureate service at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the CFL. This ecumenical service celebrates the college's Christian heritage and the spiritual diversity of the community by incorporating readings and prayers from religious traditions of the graduating class. Join in giving thanks for the class of 2014 and send them off with the community's love and prayers. The event will be streamed live at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal.

Commencement ceremony

Luther College will celebrate Commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 25, in Carlson Stadium where 527 members of the Luther class of 2014 will receive the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Tickets are required to attend the ceremony. Guests without tickets will find closed-circuit television viewing in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall and Marty's in Dahl Centennial Union. The ceremony will also be streamed live at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal. Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin will give the commencement speech.


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.

Coordinator of Student Organizations: Ten-month/year temporary position. Primary responsibilities include planning organizational development for student organizations, providing educational and programming leadership for campus organizations, training members and advisors to become proficient with various computer software programs and working with program assessment, data collection and trend analysis. Will assist with Launching Luther Leaders, IGC and the shuttle program. Bachelor's degree, preferably from a liberal arts college, is required; master's in student personnel administration, leadership studies or higher education, preferred. At least one year's experience as part of a student activities program, either as a student or staff, preferably at a private, religiously-affiliated, residential, liberal arts college.

Thank you

I would like to thank the Luther community for the prayers and comforting words that were shown to me after the sudden loss of my mother, Kathryn O'Brien. I would especially like to thank my wonderful co-workers in the Alumni and Development Offices. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. God Bless, Kathy Ferrie.


To Kelly Wedmann on the death of her father, Lester Sorenson, 79, of Decorah, who passed away Thursday, May 8, at the Winneshiek Medical Center. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 13 at St. Benedict Catholic Church.


Ginger Meyette's article, "Infusing Diversity Content Into the BSW Curriculum: An LGBT Elders Example," has been accepted for publication in volume 19 of "The Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work."

Holly Moore presented her research on Plato's later works in a paper titled "The Paradox of Paradigms: On the Mimetic Grounds of Philosophical Inquiry," at the International Plato Society conference on April 25, at Keio University in Japan.

Andi Beckendorf, Ryan Gjerde and Germano Streese presented "Using Shared Documents for Collaborative Collection Development: Two Practical Examples" on Friday, May 2, at the Iowa Library Association's Association of College and Research Libraries spring conference in Ankeny.

Jim Martin-Schramm participated in an ecumenical meeting on fossil fuel divestment sponsored by Creation Justice Ministries at the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C., on May 9.

The Iowa Sociological Association hosted its annual meeting at Luther College on Friday, April 25. The ISA is an undergraduate-focused academic association organizing an annual meeting where undergraduates present their research. The association provides a formal yet supportive conference environment for undergraduate students to present their work in sociology and social science-related fields. More than 100 students and faculty from Luther and seven other ISA colleges took part in this event. 


For sale: Busch and Gerts upright piano in good playable condition. Free to a Luther faculty or staff family on two conditions. First, the piano must be moved at your expense no later than Friday, June 20. Second, you must pass on the piano to another Luther family free of charge when you are done using it. Contact Craig <rabecr01>.

Free: Large tree house. Measures eight feet by eight feet, sits five and a half feet off the ground. Poles are three and a half by three and a half inches. Free to anyone who takes it down and hauls it away. Contact Tim Schweizer <schweizt>, or 419-1886 for more information. Click here to see pictures.

For sale: HP 95 Inkjet print cartridge. Still in the package, costs over $30 new, asking $10. Contact Eric <kutzer01>.

Wanted: House to rent for retired parents from January until May, the exact dates are flexible. Contact Eric <kutzer01>.

For sale: Cuisinart brand electric panini press. Used but in good condition, comes with removable flat griddle plate, not the grooved plate. Cost for new is $100, asking $25. Contact Eric <kutzer01>. 

Wanted: Futon. Clean and smoke free. Contact Sally <mallamsa>.

For sale: Native prairie plant sale at the farmers market this Wednesday and Saturday. Brighten up your yard with native wildflowers and grasses, and provide benefits to native pollinators!  Proceeds benefit Luther's land stewardship program. Contact <mcnimo01> with questions.

For sale: Like new, 2005 18-foot Alumacraft model 1848 jon boat and 25Hp Mercury two-cycle motor with stainless steel prop on a functional Sparta 1980 trailer. Asking $2,600. Contact Robert Fitton <fittonro> for photo and more details.

For sale: 2006 Pontiac Montana SV6 van. Has 120,000 miles with 40,000 being on a new motor. Blue. Loaded, power side doors, DVD, and dual heat and air conditioning system. Like new condition. Contact Lyle, <halvly01>.

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>.

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>.

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.


LIS tip of the week

Keep up with the latest LIS happenings, including Finals Week Study Breaks, by visiting www.luther.edu/lis/events.

And finally...

This week is national Reading is Fun Week!

Below you'll find the top 10 best selling books of all time (according to goodreads.com) and Amazon.com's top 10 "Best Sellers of 2014" (so far). How many have you read? What's your favorite book ever? Let us know!

Top 10 best selling books of all time

1. "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
2. "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien
3. "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
4. "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. "Dream of the Red Chamber" by Cao Xueqin
6. "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie
7. "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis
8. "She" (She, #1) by H. Rider Haggard
9. "The Da Vinci Code" (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown
10. "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

Top 10 best selling books of 2014

1. "Strengths Finder 2.0" by Tom Rath
2. "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green
3. "Frozen" (Little Golden Book) by Victoria Saxon
4. "Divergent" by Veronica Roth
5. "Soul Healing Miracles: Ancient and New Sacred Wisdom, Knowledge, and Practical Techniques for Healing the Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical Bodies" by Zhi Gang Sha
6. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
7. "The Goldfinch: A Novel" by Donna Tartt
8. "Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence" by Sarah Young
9. "Insurgent" (Divergent book 2) by Veronica Roth
10. "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition" (DSM-5) by the American Psychiatric Association