Tuesday, Sept. 3

TUESDAY 9/3/13

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Fall semester Opening Convocation

Join the community in celebrating the start of a new academic year. Opening Convocation will be held Thurs., Sept. 5, at 9:40 a.m. in the CFL. If possible, offices should close so all can attend.  The speaker is Thrity Umrigar, author of "The Space Between Us," the 2013 summer reading.  

There will be a Q&A with Dr. Umrigar, followed by a booksigning, at 7:30 p.m. Wed, Sept. 4 in the Main Hall of the CFL.

State of the College address

Luther College President David L. Tiede focused on challenges facing higher education and the college's strengths in meeting those challenges during his state of the college address Aug. 29. Tiede, Luther's interim president during the search for the college's 10th president, began his term July 1.

For the full text of David Tiede's remarks, visit http://www2.luther.edu/president/speeches/state2013.

Faculty appointed to Presidential Search Committee

We are pleased to report that professors Wanda Deifelt (Religion) and John Moeller (Political Science) have been appointed to the Presidential Search Committee.  They join continuing search committee member Professor Brad Chamberlain and staff members Steve Arneson and Jeanie Lovell.

We appreciate all the faculty nominations that were submitted and we thank the College Resource Council for their counsel in making these appointments.

Tomorrow we are interviewing two representatives of Student Senate and shortly thereafter will appoint one of them to the search committee.  Regents Marti Rodamaker and Bishop Michael Burke have informed us that their schedules do not permit them to continue on the committee and we plan to name their replacements shortly as well.

With the full roster in place, we will continue our work.

We are excited to move forward and we thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in identifying the next leader for our beloved college.

-Paul Torgerson and Sandy Lee, co-chairs, Presidential Search Committee


Parking changes

The office of Safety and Security would like to alert the Luther community to some recent changes in parking regulations and/or space designations. These changes are in effect immediately. Signs have been, or will be, added to reflect the changes so please pay close attention to all signs on campus. All regular school year lot designations will be in effect starting on Tuesday Aug. 27.

  • In the past students with A and B stickers have been restricted from the main campus and adjacent streets during business hours. Those with A and B stickers may now utilize the Regents Center and City Pool parking lots as well as the Baker Village and College Apartments areas. The restriction from parking on the adjacent streets and the other campus lots remains in effect.
  • The spaces reserved for campus administration have moved from the east side of the CFL to the spaces adjacent the Campus Pastor space in the small lot south of Ylvisaker. The Reserved spaces by the CFL are now designated as General Visitor Parking.
  • The south side of the roadway that runs between the Bell Green and Loyalty and Larsen is now designated as Visitor Parking rather than No Parking.
  • The renovation of the driveway at the lower level of the Towers has resulted in the elimination of the 10 minute parking that was previously located between Miller and Dieseth. Several other short term parking spaces have been added in the immediate area however. These spaces are designated as 30 minute parking.

Like many similar institutions, when it comes to parking issues, Luther is faced with the challenge of balancing aesthetics, order, safety and convenience. In an effort to maintain such a balance Luther has developed, and maintains, a set of parking and traffic regulations. With the privilege of parking and driving on campus comes an expectation that the users of our facilities will operate and park their vehicles within the established rules. The cooperation of all will help ensure we maintain a safe environment while best utilizing our limited resources.

2013 hours update

Preus Library
Tuesday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Regular school hours resume Wednesday, Sept. 4 

Dahl Centennial Union
Sunday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-midnight

Welcome Center
Sunday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Normal hours resume Wednesday, Sept. 4
Sunday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m.-midnight

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4
Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 1 p.m.-midnight

Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Coffee/Ice Creme Shop
Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Regular hours begin Wednesday, Sept. 4
Monday-Thursday 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: noon-6 p.m. 

Welcome WorldCat Local

A reminder that over the summer the library replaced both the Magnus catalog and Encore discovery tool with WorldCat Local. This new catalog allows users to search both Luther's collection and the entire WorldCat catalog for books, articles, videos and recordings from one search box. We have also replaced our underlying library system with OCLC's (Online Computer Library Center) new WorldShare Management Services platform. Please report issues, concerns, suggestions, compliments to any of the library staff. Address complaints to John Goodin.

New Luther ticketing system

Validate your account in the new Luther ticketing system at  tickets.luther.edu. All faculty, staff, students and patrons of the box office will receive an email with their nontransferable login and password. All of your benefits for any Luther ticketed event (Christmas at Luther, faculty/staff, student CAF) will be coded to this account, and it must be set up before any purchases can be made. Do not set up a new account.  If you have any questions, contact the Luther College Ticket Office, 387-1357. 

Cooking classes for faculty and staff

Ever wanted to know the secret to making a good spring roll? Looking to overcome a fear of pressure cookers? Wanting a new smoothie recipe? This fall the Center for Sustainable Communities will host a variety of cooking classes on campus during shadow block and lunch. Registration is required and all classes are limited to 20 participants. In order to ensure enough spots for everyone, we ask that participants sign up for only one class. Extra spots will be made available at a later date. More info and registration.

Visual Media videos

Here are the latest Visual Media department videos. To get updates directly in your inbox, consider subscribing to Luther's YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/LutherCollegeMedia.

Professor Profiles-Scott Hurley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IcqsKfDhbE
Professor Profiles-Olga Rinco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvSg1XDBjzA
Luther College Physics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3iaBlaWWbg
Anna Looft on Luther College’s Religion Department: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LamZ_3odN2M
Professor Profiles-Ellen Drewes-Stoen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo0m6vq2v1w
KWLC Radio at Luther College: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG2KfkeRZ80
Professor Profiles-Mike Johnson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go9oPrSPrF0
David Tiede: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bz—u7410U
Professor Profiles-Sean Burke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttMPPUUBk78
Meet your counselor-Alyssa Ritter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omRdXuA4-Hk
Twenty People, One Question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u96K6MQV5co
Luther By the Numbers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rgD19Se5Do
Professor Profiles-Sören Steding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtExnNf7k4

Web content/Reason training 

Training sessions are available for those new to Reason, Luther's web content management system, or those who'd like a refresher on the basics. Sign up at http://www2.luther.edu/lis/events/.

Weight Watchers At Work

Want to lose weight and not sure how to start? We are looking for at least 15 folks that would be interested in a Weight Watchers at Work program. Family members and students are welcome to join. September is a great time to start as they are giving two free weeks with each signup. Please contact Vicky Jaeger for more details , 387-2115


Events this week

Sept. 5, Opening Convocation, "The Space Between Us," Thrity Umrigar, 9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall                       

Sept. 6, SAC Spotlight Performance, Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars, 9:15 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's CyberCafé 

Sept. 7, SAC Spotlight Performance, Breaksk8, 8 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall
SAC Cinema Outdoor Movie, "Pitch Perfect," 9:15 p.m. Bentdahl Commons 

Sept. 8, Faculty Artist Series, Music Faculty Showcase Recital, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall 

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Sept. 4:  Mike Blair
Thursday, Sept. 5, 9:40 a.m.:  Thrity Umrigar, Opening Convocation
Friday, Sept. 6:  Guy Nave

Opening Convocation Sept. 5

Thrity Umrigar, best-selling author of “The Space Between Us,” will present Luther College’s 2013 Opening Convocation Lecture “If Today Be Sweet,” Thursday, Sept. 5 in the CFL Main Hall 

There will also be a Q&A session and book signing Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Umrigar was born in Bombay, India and lived there until she came to the United States when she was 21. 

Three professors will be installed in faculty chair positions at the service.

SAC Spotlight: Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars

SAC Spotlight invites the community to come listen and groove to the musical stylings of Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, in Marty’s CyberCafé, located in the lower level of the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.
Tickets are $5, available at the door, at  www.tickets.luther.edu and the Luther Box Office.

Student Activities Council presents Breaksk8 Sept. 7

Featured performers in MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew" Breaksk8 will take over the CFL stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
The show by the high-energy breakdance crew is sponsored by Luther's Student Activities Council Spotlight and Diversity Committees. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at Luther's new ticketing website: www.tickets.luther.edu or at the Box Office

To catch a preview of Breaksk8's style of skate-dance, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg3kxllkmLw.    

Center Stage Series: 'Ring of Fire'

Produced by Curt Wollan, Luther class of 1973,  “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The performance in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall is the Season Opener of Luther College's 2013-14 Center Stage Series. The performance is sponsored by Gundersen Health System.

The performance celebrates the life and music of Johnny Cash. The musical revue includes more than 35 of his hit songs including some of his well-known duets with June Carter Cash.

Tickets are available online at www.tickets.luther.edu or at the Luther Box Office.

Luther's Distinguished Lecture Series announces 13-14 guests

Anne Lamott, author of "Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life" and "Help, Thanks, Wow," comes to Luther at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept 28. Nicholas Carr, author of the "The Atlantic" article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and the recent book "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains" is the featured speaker at 9:40 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6. Classes are encouraged to connect. Questions? Contact Tanya Gertz, <gertta01>.

Luther hosts Sept. 16 College Night

Northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota high school students and their parents who are interested in information about post-high school education options will have an opportunity to talk with representatives of more than 65 higher education institutions on Monday, Sept. 16.

College Night will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Sports and Recreational Center at the college's Regents Center, located on Luther College's lower campus. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Adventure Race Sept. 21

The Adventure Race is Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Register as a relay or individual. The race consists of three miles of canoeing or kayaking, a nine mile bike ride, followed by a three mile run. Register at www.luther.edu/studentlife/wellness/theadventurerace. For more information or questions contact Karen Davidson <davika05> or Ashley Swanson <swansa01>.

Luther College Writers Festival

Award-winning authors Anne Lamott and Mark Salzman are the featured speakers at the 2013 Luther College Writers Festival, Sept. 27-28. Registration begins at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the Valders concourse.

The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday with a reading and book signing by Salzman and concludes on Saturday evening following a 7:30 p.m. lecture and book signing by Lamott in the CFL.

In addition, the festival will offer workshops, panel discussions on craft, and readings in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Cost for the festival is $75. For more information, write to <English>, or go to https://www2.luther.edu/writersfestival/.

Lamott's lecture is sponsored by Luther's Distinguished Lecture Series and is open to the public with no charge for admission. Paid festival attendees will receive preferential seating at the event.


Paul Savariappan presented a paper, "Inference Procedures for Bivariate Exponential Model of Gumbel in Reliability Theory," to the 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug. 3-8. He also participated in the Summer Institute in Biostatistics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Aug. 12-16.

The MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, Iowa, has opened a temporary exhibit of prints from their permanent collection. In a prominent corner of the exhibit gallery, Andy Warhol’s seriograph “Campbell Soup Can” (1968) faces Orville Running’s woodcut “Landshapes” (ca. 1960), a juxtaposition of near-contemporary art pieces that the late Luther College Professor Emeritus Running would undoubtedly have wryly commented on. (From Carol Gilbertson and Mark Z. Muggli, professors emeriti)

Thomas C. Johnson presented "NFL Films’ They Call It Pro Football (1966): Examining the Construction of Masculinity in Early Televised Sports Programming" at Console-ing Passions: International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism at Du Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom.




To Brenda and David Ranum and family on the Aug. 25 death of Brenda's father, Don E. Morrison, age 80, of rural South English, Iowa.

Thank you

To the Luther community for the cards, kind wods and prayers after my dad's (James Monroe) death on Aug. 16.

Position opening

Part-time custodian: Part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month position. Typical hours will be day hours, Monday through Friday. Some weekend work may occasionally be required. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required. Those who applied for the custodial position earlier this summer will be considered for this position.

Financial Aid administrative assistant: Seeking two full-time, 1.0 FTE, administrative assistants. The first will act as the initial office contact for prospective and current students and their families. This person will be responsible for processing and tracking of documents, reviewing budget expenditures, and preparing statistical reports. 

The second will coordinate, certify, and reconcile private loan funds. This person will be responsible for the creation and mailing of award letters, reconciliation of funds, and processing state program files. 

One application will be sufficient for both positions. However, if you have a strong preference for one position over the other, please specify. Send applications to <hr>.

Center for Academic Enrichment administrative assistant: 31.5 hours/week, 9.5 months part-time (.62 FTE). Successful candidate will perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the center. Duties include: serving as receptionist for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the office; maintaining the office database system and early warning system-including confidential student files; updating CAE webpages and supervising a student worker. The candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal, organizational and communication skills along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Two years of post-high school education and at least one year experience of administrative assistant experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately. Send applications to <hr>.

Part-time security officers: Part-time officers will work up to 16 hours per week, primarily working weekend shifts. Availability to work all shifts is preferred. Officers perform multiple tasks, including random patrol on foot and by vehicle to deter and detect criminal activity with an emphasis on prevention.High school diploma or GED is required; some college is preferred. Must have or obtain CPR/AED certification and a valid driver's license with a good driving record. Finalist must pass an extensive background check. Application deadline is Sept. 13. Send applications to <hr>.

New employees/transfers

Renee Gunderson began her position as administrative assistant in the education department Aug. 22. Her office is Koren 115, telephone 387-1140.

Vanessa Wiest began her position as donor records coordinator in the Development Office Aug. 26. Her office is Loyalty Hall, second floor, telephone 387-1517. 


Book by Mira Canion '90 featured in ArtHaus class

"Agentes Secretos y el Mural de Picasso" by Luther alumna Mira Canion '90 will be the featured book in a Spanish class this fall at ArtHaus. Mira has authored a number of books with the mission to create interesting and accessible reading material for language students. Jim Tripp '04 teaches the class, "Spanish Stories and a Book," which meets for six sessions at ArtHaus, Sept. 5-Oct. 10 and is designed for students with 25 hours or more of Spanish speaking experience. For more information visit www.arthausdecorah.org.


Moving sale: Baldwin piano, China cabinet, king size captain bed, night stands, baby jogger, other miscellaneous. Sale held 8 a.m.-?, Friday, Aug. 30. House for sale 1210 Skyline Drive, Minowa Heights. Questions? Contact Yertty, 419-1122.

Wanted: Quality used drum set in good condition for teenager. Contact Kristin Bjerke, <bjerkr01> or 387-2974.

Wanted: Got a new iPhone and dont need your old "basic" phone anymore? I do! I am looking for a Verizon specific basic phone in good shape. Email <kraula01> if you have one you don't need.

For sale: New furnace filters, size 16x20x1, still in original packaging. Four 3M Filtrete Micro Particle Reduction filters, 800 rating. One 3M Filtrete Micro Particle Reduction Filter, 1,000 rating. $43 value, asking $30. Call 382-4067.

For sale: Full size futon and wooden couch futon frame. $45 for both. Call 382-4067.

For sale: Two chair cushions and one chaise lounge cushion, $5 each; three-feet and five-feet wire fencing, various sizes; dog kennel 10x12-feet $60, with igloo; two 10-speed Murray Mountain Series bikes, $15 each; loading ramps 5x12-feet; like-new Shwinn child bike carrier trailer, $50. Contact Joyce, [email protected].

For sale: Black leather recliner, $65; brown fabric recliner, $35; laptop computer with black case and charger cords, $100. Telephone 379-6045.

Openings: Kinderhaus, a Waldorf-inspired, outdoor preschool and kindergarten for 3-6 year olds has openings left for this academic year. Kinderhaus fosters the building of cognitive skills, problem-solving, social skills, and creativity through outdoor, play-based programming. Play is learning. Contact Kinderhaus today at 379-7303 [email protected].

For sale: Double mattress with springs, $15; twin foam mattress, $5; two twin mattresses, barely used, $30. Contact Kent, <simmonke> or 277-2434.

Wanted: Looking for a used freezer and/or a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer.  If you have one you are looking to sell, please call Jan, 380-5923. 

For rent: Five-bedroom, two-bath home for student housing. Ample off street parking. Washer and dryer included. Available for 2013-14 school year. Contact [email protected].

Wanted: Ride to Rochester. Share the cost of gasoline if you are going to Rochester Sept. 6. No return ride needed so a drop off at the Mayo Clinic is also possible. Must be to Rochester by 9:30 a.m. Call 382-9485.

For sale: Sauder home entertainment unit, 48x16x49, $25; weight bench, $15. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

For sale: Newly renovated Decorah home at 604 Center Avenue. Three bedrooms, three-car garage, remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances and hardwood floor. Newly finished basement with full bath, laundry room and new windows. Beautiful large shade trees and new landscaping. Delightful patio, charming neighborhood. For more information call 419-4851.

Stamp collectors: If you or your son or daughter is interested in stamp collecting, I would like to give my oldest son's collection, part of his Eagle Scout achievements, to anyone who would enjoy having it. Contact <herveynj> or 382-9485 before Sept. 10.

Garage sale: Friday, Sept. 6, noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 7, 8 a.m.-noon at 503 Center St., just off campus. China cupboard, wool rug, linens, lots of cool stuff.

Wanted: Do you have an extra room?  I'm working seasonally at Seed Savers and need somewhere to live until my job ends in November. I will be away some weekends, if that makes a difference. I'm originally from Illinois and went to school in Iowa at Grinnell. Most recently, I was teaching English and Spanish on a Japanese boat on a round-the-world voyage. I like to cook, work outdoors and travel. I also like languages. If you wouldn't mind having an extra person around for a few months, I'd appreciate it. Please contact me, [email protected]. No cell phone reception here on my phone, but I can call you back through the internet. Thank you, Alissa.

For sale: Four-five bedroom, three and a half bath home. Hidden in trees on 1.3 acres with little maintenance. Privacy. Great location with valley views, only one mile from college. New roof. Call 387- 0242 for more info.

For sale: Three-year-old Whirlpool washer and electric dryer need a new home. Both run great. Email <schubr01> if interested. $300 obo for the pair.

For sale: 1999 Buick LaSabre. Runs and drives great. Great condition, good tires. 120,000 miles. $3,250.  379-1090 or <mallamsa> for pictures.

For sale: Puppies born Aug. 3; mother-Shih tzu, father-Puggle. Used to small children. Will be smaller dogs. Call for more information and to see them, 380-4633.

For sale: brand new vessel sink, view at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UE7Y5W/ref=oh_details_o08_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. Paid $80 will sell for $60. Contact <meyerche>.

Wanted: Quality used drum set in good condition for teenager. Contact Kristin, <bjerkr01> or 387-2974.


"Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later."
- Dana Stewart Scott

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
- Albert Einstein