Tuesday, May 20

TUESDAY 5/20/14

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Inauguration of President Carlson

Hold the date! The 10th day, the 10th month, the 10th president. The inauguration of Paula J. Carlson as the 10th President of Luther College will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, as part of Homecoming festivities.


Finals week/Commencement hours of operation

Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Center
May 18: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
May 19-22: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
May 23-24: 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
May 25: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Book Shop
May 24: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 25: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
May 26-30: Closed

Mail Center/SPO
May 24-26: Closed

Oneota Market
May 19-23: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
May 24: Closed
May 25: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 19-21: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
May 22: Closing at 6:30 p.m.
May 23: Closing at 6 p.m.
May 24: Breakfast 7-9 a.m.; Lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
May 25: Breakfast 7-9 a.m.; Brunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 19-21: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
May 22: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 23: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 24: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
May 25: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Nordic Brew and C-Store
May 19-21: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
May 22: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 23: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 24: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
May 25: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 19-21: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
May 22: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 23: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 24-25: Closed
May 26: Begin summer hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m., closed weekends

Luther Aquatic Center pool hours
May 24-31: Closed
June 2: Begin summer hours
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. lap swim
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

May 18: 11 a.m.-midnight
May 19-21: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
May 22: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 23: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 24: Closed

Book Shop closed for inventory

The Book Shop will be closed for inventory from Tuesday, May 27 to Friday, May 30. Regular summer hours, Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., begin Monday, June 2. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Move out day parking restrictions

To help facilitate closing of the residence halls we will restrict access on High Street from Koren to Center Street starting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, until
7 p.m. Thursday
, May 22. This area should be used for loading of vehicles only. The faculty/staff parking along this section will be closed during that time to allow better access to those moving out of Brandt. In addition we  ask that faculty/staff not park in the small lot south of Ylvisaker and east of the CFL on Thursday, May 22, so those moving out of Ylvisaker may utilize this space. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Boiler inspections

Facilities Services will shut down and inspect the boilers at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. The steam should be back on by 5 p.m. Monday, June 2. Hot water will not be available in the Union, Farwell, Larsen, Brandt, Regents Center, Ylvisaker, Olin and Valders, and limited in Miller/Dieseth and Sampson Hoffland. Some buildings will be cooler when the boiler is shutdown. Contact Facilities, 387-1146, to report problems.

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.

Flex reimbursements

Flexible spending health and dependent care reimbursement checks will be processed on Thursday, May 22, instead of Wednesday, for the week of May 19-23.  Direct deposits for the flex reimbursements will be in bank accounts by Friday, May 23

Reminder: Tiede celebratory potluck

A reminder that the Classic Lutheran Church Potluck honoring David and Muffy Tiede will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in Peace/Hammarskjold. Thank you to all who are bringing food to share. Dishes should be labeled and picked up after the lunch.

Lawn fertilization

Weather permitting, the college lawns will be fertilized and sprayed for broadleaf weeds beginning Friday, May 30, through Sunday, June 1. For more information, contact Gary Brickman, 387-1668.

Senior Recognition Convocation speech available online

President Tiede's Senior Recognition Convocation speech is available online for those who were not able to attend the service on May 13: https://www.luther.edu/president/speeches/convocation/.

Summer reading books

Copies of the summer reading for Fall 2014 or George Orwell’s "1984" are still available. These copies are free of charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who will not be receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. Courtesy of the Paideia Endowment Governing Board and the office of the Dean. Please join in our conversation with the first-year class. 

Oneota specials

Where's the Beef? It's in Oneota for finals week. Check out the grilled beef and swiss or the deli beef and cheddar in Oneota Monday-Thursday, May 19-22, for only $5.75.


Events this week

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 24, Baccalaureate, 8 p.m., CFL Main Hall [Live streamed online at: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal]

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

Chapel this week

No Chapel due to finals and Commencement.

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.

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 Ashmore-Jewell Barn near Baker Village. T2T re-purposes items that Luther students leave behind during move out. Find a variety of great items like men and women's clothing, jackets, school supplies, furniture, small appliances and more. The sale will be held from 7-9:30 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.

Jazz Orchestra and Concert Band

The Luther College Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra will perform in concert at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Main Hall of the CFL.

The Concert Band will perform varied works including Fantasia in G, a joyful celebration for winds and percussion; "Be Thou My Vision," a heartfelt, expressive and inspiring piece inspired by the hymn tune "Slane;" and "Slava!," a vaudevillian razz-ma-tazz tune filled with side-slipping modulations and sliding trombones.

The Jazz Orchestra will perform works "Kinda Dukish/Rockin' in Rhythm," a groove that happily moves along; and "High Maintenance," a swinging shuffle that was originally recorded by the Gordon Goodwin Phat Band; as well as "Moose the Mooche," "Newport," "Hoe-Down" and "Ellis Island."

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.

Honorary degrees granted

Luther College will present Iowa Senator Tom Harkin and Eugene Takle, director of the Climate Science Program and professor of atmospheric science and agricultural meteorology at Iowa State University, with honorary degrees at Luther's Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 25, in the Carlson Stadium.

Retirement open house for Martha Davis

Please come congratulate Martha Davis on her retirement from her position as Serials/Periodicals Coordinator at Preus Library after 22 years at Luther. The open house is from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, May 29, in Hovde in Preus Library and everyone is welcome.


New employees

Joseph Raymond began his new position as security officer on May 5. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 129, telephone 387-2972.

Jennifer Flynn began her position as athletic trainer on May 5. Her office is Regents Center 35B, telephone 387-1609.

Position opening

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 required 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'd like to thank the Luther Community for all of the kind words, thoughts, and prayers that were extended to me and my family during the time that my father, Lester Sorenson, was in the hospital and after he passed away. I am very grateful for my co-workers in the Alumni and Development Office for all they did to make it possible for me to be by his side. The support has been very comforting.
-Kelly Wedmann

Thank you to all who sent good wishes or attended my retirement party on May 16. I am very grateful to the Modern Languages and Religion departments and College Ministries for the lovely send-off. Jud and I often say that moving to Decorah and working at Luther College was one of the best decisions we ever made! Thank you to all who so richly blessed our lives.
-Connie Barclay


The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Luther students Kirsten Jacobson, class of 2012; Kimberly Rooney, class of 2014; and Becca Rudquist, class of 2014, to receive Fulbright awards for the 2014-15 academic year. The highly competitive Fulbright foreign scholarship award provides funds for a year's educational experience abroad, including travel, health insurance and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

Lauren Kientz Anderson's essay "Jumping Overboard: Interpreting Evidence About Same Sex-Love" was recently posted on OutHistory.org. The online exhibit includes an archival letter and biography of Derricotte, in addition to Lauren's interpretative essay. View it here.

The article, "iPad and Text Master: Ideas to Increase Use of Technology in Teacher Education Programs," by Odette Bruneau and Jodi Meyer-Mork, will appear in volume 20 of "The International Journal of Adult, Community, and Professional Learning."

Holly Moore presented her work "Curdled-Separation as a Model for Anaxagorean Pluralism" on Friday, May 2, at the annual meeting of the philoSOPHIA Feminist Philosophy Society conference at Penn State University.

Marvin Slind, emeritus professor of history, gave a presentation regarding "Norway's Moderate Constitution in an Age of Revolution" to the Kristiania Sons of Norway Lodge in Rochester, Minnesota, on May 8.

Todd Green has been selected from a nationwide pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar, offered by the Council of Independent Colleges and Interfaith Youth Core, is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. Twenty-five faculty members will participate in the five-day Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminar Aug. 3-7 at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.    

Barbara Bohach and Birgitta Meade's article, "Inspire Day," will be published in the summer issue of "Science and Children." The article describes a collaborative project involving pre-service teachers and local fifth graders as they learn about social studies and science on Norman Borlaug's farm near Cresco, Iowa.

Several students co-authored and presented research with David Njus at the May meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago. Katrina Okerstrom, '14, was a co-author on two presentations, "Morality Foundation Differences Among Atheists, Agnostics, and Theists" and "Liberal-Conservative Differences on Moral Foundations and Social/Political Values." Logan Kochendorfer, '15, Bailey Kampa, '15, and Andrew Tjossem, 13, co-authored "Moral Foundations Predict Mating Preferences in Men and Women."

Luther announced the nominees and winners of the Launching Luther Leaders program awards held Sunday, May 4, at the fourth annual Student Leadership and Service Awards Program and Banquet. Winners include Paul Esker for the Outstanding Student Leader; the Immigration Panel, sponsored by HOLA and Enlaces, won the Outstanding Event or Activity; the Postville English as a Second Language classes, also sponsored by HOLA and Enlaces, won the Outstanding Service Project and the Luther College Dance Marathon won the Outstanding Organization award. Congratulations to all winners and nominees.


Wanted: Luther professors and staff willing to visit and share knowledge with children at the Sunflower Child Development Center. Any topic or specialty is welcome. Those interested can choose the amount of time and activity. Children who may participate are ages two to 12, with level of participation depending on the topic. Contact Kris <frankr03>, or 387-1730 to make arrangements.

For sale: A 1969 "canned ham" Forester camper. Asking $2,500. Also a Golden Hawk square stern canoe for $500, and a Yamaha 2320 trumpet for $200. Contact Michael, <bartmi03>, or(319) 230-0077.

Free: Exercise ball from my office to yours! I'll even deliver. Contact Kate <hallka02>.

For sale: Stanley solid oak furniture set. Includes roll-top panel headboard, footboard and sideboards, nightstand/washstand and makeup vanity with marble and glass top. It is a beautiful set with great scrolling and detail, but doesn't fit style of our new house. Asking $500 or best offer. Contact Scott <carlsosc>.

For sale: Black Maytag Legacy 300 quiet series dishwasher. Works great, brought other one from former house. Asking $100 or best offer. Contact Scott <carlsosc>. 

For sale: Ps3 slim 500gb in excellent condition, with controller, power cords, one HDMI cable and packaging for $150. Also TV for sale, Seiki SE242TS 24 inch 1080p 60 Hz LED-LCD HDTV for $100. Games for sale, $10 each or $35 for all: God of War Saga, Heavy Rain, Hitman Absolution, Dark Souls and Skyri Legendary Edition. Buy everything, Ps3, TV and games for $250. Contact Paul <bergpa04>.

Available: Summer housing. Extra bedroom available for short-term housing this summer. Contact Susan Ludeking at 517-0300.

For sale: Targus XL Rolling Case designed for 17-inch notebooks. Brand new, never used. Click here for picture. Asking $50 or best offer. Contact Gokhan <gokhansavas>.

Wanted: Plant caretaker. Luther student needed for plant care inside and out from June 4-20 while we are on vacation. Will pay $10 an hour, must be able to supply references. Contact Laurie <zarila01>.

For sale: 1994 Mazda B2300 Pickup Truck. An efficient truck that gets 20-25 mpg. Two wheel drive, manual, regular cab, short box. 154,000 miles. Very simple without many extra features, runs fine and would make a great little garden truck. There are some dents, dings and scratches, but the body is in okay condition without much rust. Asking $1,000. Contact Nathan for more information <swicks>, or 419-5487.

For sale: A traditional Turkish Baglama (Saz) for musicians or those who would like to try something exciting and new. Features seven strings- two courses of two and one course of three. See Youtube for instructions on tuning and playing. Comes with case. Asking $100. For picture, click here. Contact Gokhan <gokhansavas>.

For sale: Kitchen-aid Dishwasher, stainless steel inside and out. New in the box, asking $350. Contact Lyle <halvly01>.

For rent: One-bedroom summer sublease in four bedroom house for June, July and August. The apartment is $300/month, free parking, washer and dryer in basement. There are two roommates who are staying and one other subletter. Room is not furnished can negotiate bringing a bed, dresser, bookshelves, etc. if interested. One block from campus, quiet neighborhood nice roommates and landlord. Contact Sam <raicsa01>.

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 Wednesday, May 21, and Saturday, May 24. 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>.


And finally...

Finals week is here! Share these stress-relief tips from the Huffington Post with students and student workers to help them relax and have great finals.

1. Find a furry friend to spend 15 minutes petting or playing.
2. Run. Even a 20 minute run releases endorphins that boost your mood and quiet an over-active mind.
3. Bake a healthy treat. Baking can be a surprisingly soothing activity that can silence racing thoughts.
4. Talk it out. Grab a friend, family member or co-worker and chat over a cup of tea or coffee.
5. Declutter your desk.
6. Create a detailed calendar including everything.
7. Perform an act of kindness.
8. Sweat it out. Try a hot yoga class or spend some time in a sauna or steam room.
9. Take a break from social media.
10. Listen to music.