Tuesday, Oct. 1

TUESDAY 10/1/13

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2013 fall semester enrollment

Luther's 2013 fall semester student enrollment is 2,466.

U.S. students of color total 197 (8.0% of total enrollment), and international students total 142 (5.8% of total enrollment).

Forty states (includes Iowa) and 56 countries (includes U.S.) are represented in our total enrollment.

Our new registered student total is 668 (628 first-year students, 39 transfer students, 1 special non-degree student).

Student enrollment full-time equivalent (FTE) is 2,438.

Forty-one percent of our total enrollment report Lutheran as their religious affiliation.

First-year to second-year persistence for the 2012 first-year student cohort is 87.1%, first-year to third-year persistence for the 2011 first-year student cohort is 83.3%, and first-year to fourth-year persistence for the 2010 first-year cohort is 79.1%.

Our most recent four-year graduation rate (2009 first-year student cohort graduating by Aug. 31, 2013) is 67%. Our most recent five-year graduation rate (2008 first-year student cohort graduating by Aug. 31, 2013) is 80.5%.  Our most recent six-year graduation rate (2007 first-year student cohort graduating by Aug. 31, 2013) is 75.6%.

For detailed enrollment information for years 2009-13, and first-year student cohort persistence and graduation rates over time, visit New Luther Data: Fall 2013, http://www2.luther.edu/ir/enrollment/.


Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6: 10:30 a.m.-midnight

IceCream/Coffee Shop
Friday, Oct. 4: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday, Oct. 5: 10 a.m.-midnight
Sunday, Oct. 6: 7:30 a.m.-midnight

Friday, Oct. 4: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 6: Closed

'Christmas at Luther' tickets on sale Oct. 3

Reminder that faculty and staff tickets for "Christmas at Luther" are available beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, on the new ticketing website: tickets.luther.edu. Make sure to validate your account before Oct. 3. Go to tickets.luther.edu for further information or call the Ticket Office, 387-1357.

Rephotography campaign

In honor of American Archives Month, the Luther College Archives is sponsoring a rephotography campaign. Rephotography is when you take an historical photo and you re-create it with a modern spin. Look at how life at Luther has changed over time by viewing the Relive Luther Facebook photo album created by Archives and the Photo Bureau.

We invite you to join in the fun by re-creating or re-imagining some of our archival images. Post your rephotography on our Facebook page or email them to <archives>. We’ll add these to our Relive Luther Facebook photo album and each week we’ll pick one as our featured Throwback Thursday image.

Relive Luther photo album: http://bit.ly/reliveluther

Rephotography inspiration images: http://bit.ly/rephotographyinspiration

Davis Projects for Peace

Luther has been invited to participate in the summer 2014 Davis Projects for Peace, funded by a $1 million gift by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist who died earlier this year at 106 years of age. Her gift will fund summer peace projects undertaken by students at the more than 90 Davis United World College Scholars institutions across the United States. Luther students (working alone or in groups) interested in designing and implementing their own grassroots projects for peace are encouraged to submit proposals of three pages or less by Jan. 13. Each project selected receives funding of $10,000. For additional details and to receive application information, contact Jon Lund, Luther’s Davis United World College Scholars Program campus contact <lundjon>, or Terry Sparkes, Director of College Honors <sparkete>.

Traffic Hearing Board seeks volunteer

The Traffic Hearing Board is looking for a staff person to volunteer to join us at our meetings. We meet once or twice a month for about an hour. Guaranteed to be the best hour of your day. Please contact Judy at <schnitju> if you can help us out. Thank you.

Paideia 450 for 2014-15 academic year 

Faculty wishing to propose a new Paideia 450 for the 2014-15 academic year will need to submit a proposal to be reviewed by the Paideia Governing Board by Oct. 25. The departmental form can be found at https://www2.luther.edu/academics/dean/forms/paideia_course/. After receiving the approval of the governing board, faculty proposing courses will also need to complete the APC form and go through the APC process for faculty approval.

Ethics Hotline

Luther College management is committed to providing a safe, respectful and ethical working environment. If it is felt the college is not living up to this commitment, staff, faculty and students are encouraged to report the concern via the College Conduct and Ethics Hotline. The Hotline is an off-campus, confidential service allowing individuals to report concerns regarding college operations or workplace behavior that violates laws or Luther’s Policy of Professional Conduct. While this service is anonymous, please rest assured that Luther’s policies prohibit retaliation against any individual for responsibly reporting any workplace concern, regardless of the manner of reporting. The Hotline number is 1-877-409-0108.  

Res dining faculty and staff meal prices

Faculty and staff have reduced meal prices in Res Dining. Breakfast is $4, lunch is $5.65 and dinner is $7.50. Come join us for a meal and see all the changes that happened over the summer.

New items in the C-store

The C-store is now serving fresh k'uun coffee from Calmar, freshly made granola from Center Point and new items from Waukon's Homestead Dairy. COWABUNGA is the name of our new "reverse" ice cream sandwich from Homestead Dairy. They put a chocolate chip cookie inside a chocolate-dipped ice cream bar.

Sponsor a family from the Decorah community

Please consider sponsoring a family in the Decorah Community this holiday season. Encourage members of your student organization or academic department to help make the holidays brighter for less fortunate families in our area. If you would like a access to the online sponsorship form email <sacchristmascheer>.

92 percent retention rate

The Student Support Services Program has achieved a 92 percent retention rate — 156 of 169 students served in 2012-13 either graduated or are continuing their studies this year. SSS serves first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and/or students receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Services range from tutoring and advising to leadership development and graduate school assistance. The program has been in place at Luther for 40 years. For more information, stop by the SSS Office in Preus Library, call 387-1269 or visit sss.luther.edu.

Farwell elevator

This is a reminder that the residence halls are on a 24/7 secured system and the halls are locked at all times. Faculty and staff that wish to use the Farwell elevator for parking purposes will need to have their Luther ID card activated to gain access to Farwell Hall since the building will be locked at all times. The process for requesting card access is the same as requests for keys. Requests must be made through department heads using the Luther Facilities work request online program at fixit.luther.edu. Card activation will take two business days to complete.

Grand opening of Ice Cream/Coffee Shop

Dining Services invites the Luther community to the grand opening of the Ice Cream/Coffee Shop at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Come and see us reveal the name of the Ice Cream/Coffee Shop and who won the two free airline tickets.

Samples will be available all day for taste testing. Come enjoy samples of Kunn coffee, ice cream and pastries.

Chance to win airline tickets

How would you like a chance to win two free airline tickets? Submit a name for the Ice Cream/Coffee Shop at www2.luther.edu/dining/grandopening before Oct.6. Contact Dining Services, telephone 387-1030 with questions.

Celebrating 100 years of the Bishop Bang Collection

Founder's Day 2013, Oct. 14, marks the centennial for 5,000 books acquired for the Luther College library from the estate of the Norwegian Bishop Anton Christoph Bang. The collection was considered a first step towards a new library on campus. A display on the Main Floor of Preus Library features books authored and owned by Bang, including theology and church history, literature, history, and an important book of woodcuts depicting travel in the Holy Land.

HR update

According to TIAA-CREF, "A household budget can help a person take command of their money. By following a budget, a person can become better able to spend within their means, lighten their debt load and save for their financial goals. They can also become more confident about their finances  Browse TIAA-CREF’s 'Advice and Guidance' link for more information and tips." See: https://www.tiaa-cref.org/public/advice-guidance.

Retirement planning seminar

Diane Tacke will lead a retirement planning seminar from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Olin Round Table Room. The session is limited to 20 people. To sign up, contact Marcia Bullerman, <bullerma>, 387-1507. This session is for those 40 years old and above. Spouses are welcome. In the spring, Diane will present a planning session for those under age 40.

fastAction for Immigration

As our national leaders address immigration reform, the student congregation, HOLA and Enlaces are joining an interfaith coalition of organizations across the country in fastAction for immigration.  Be attentive for events taking place Wednesdays through mid-October.  Learn more at http://fastAction.us.


Events this week

Oct. 3, Guest Lecture, "Building a Sustainable Community: Samsø Island, Denmark," Søren Hermansen, 7 p.m., F.W. Olin Building, Room 102
Theatre Production,
"PROOF" by David Auburn, 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre

Oct. 4, Book Signing, "The Kingdom of Heaven," by Douglas Knick, 4 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Luther Book Shop
Luther Ensemble Performance,
Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall
Luther Ensemble Performance,
"Jazz at Marty's," 9:15 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's CyberCafé
Theatre Production,
"PROOF" by David Auburn, 9:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre

Oct. 4-6, Homecoming, http://www2.luther.edu/homecoming/

Oct. 5, Hoslett Memorial Lecture, 10 a.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206
Book Signing,
Callista Gingrich, 11 a.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Luther Book Shop
Book Signing,
Carson Ode, 12:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Luther Book Shop
Book Signing,
Steven Nelson, 2 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Luther Book Shop
Theatre Production,
"PROOF" by David Auburn, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre

Oct. 6, Homecoming Concert, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Nordic Choir, 1:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Oct. 2: Storm Bailey, Aurora
Friday, Oct. 4: Stacey Nalean-Carlson ’98, Homecoming Chapel, Collegiate and Wind & Percussion Ensemble                                           
Monday, Oct. 7: Sarah Adam, Young Adults in Global Mission

Photography on display from Sept. 26-Oct. 13

A retrospective of photographs by Jim Hockings '69, will be held in the Union Art Gallery and the CFA Gregerson Gallery Sept. 26-Oct. 13. All are invited to the opening at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the CFA. Jim spent his career in Canada, where he was the recipient of many national commissions and awards for his art photography. Professor Nick Preus and artist Carl Homstad will speak about Jim’s life and work.

Barker to present Luther College religion forum lecture Oct. 1

To uncover some of the earliest contestations over the meaning of Jesus' identity and mission, join Barker for the Luther College Religion Forum Lecture, "Why did John write a gospel?" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Olin 102.

Guest lecture Søren Hermansen

Energy expert Søren Hermansen tells the story of how a community came together to create a future of sustainable energy in his lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. The lecture, held in Olin 102, is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Winneshiek Energy District will host a special energy breakfast with Hermansen at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at T-Bock's Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Decorah.

'Proof' performed by the Department for Visual and Performing Arts

"Proof," a 2000 play by American playwright David Auburn, will be performed by Luther's Department for Visual and Performing Arts Oct. 3-5.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and
1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Jewel Theatre of the Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under; available at the Luther Ticket Office. 

Asian Film Series: 'Postmen in the Mountains' Oct. 3

Asian Film Series presents "Postmen in the Mountains," a 1996 Chinese drama, at 9 p.m., Oct. 3, in Hovde Lounge, Preus Library. In this film, a father, a retiring postman, walks his son through his job in the mountainous regions of Hunan province. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden his father has to bear as postman for the villagers. If you love dogs, don't miss this film.

Jazz at Marty's Oct. 4

Luther College Jazz ensembles will perform selections from the rich tradition of American jazz music starting at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in Marty's CyberCafé in the Dahl Centennial Union.

The concert includes performances by Luther College's jazz combos, featuring improvisation and original student compositions, as well as works from the Jazz Orchestra. 

The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther College presents book signings during homecoming

The Luther College Book Shop will host book signing sessions Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5, as part of Luther's homecoming weekend of events.  The events, open to the public with no charge for admission, start at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

Homecoming concerts Oct. 4-6

Several Luther ensembles will perform in concert over the Homecoming weekend:

• Jazz Orchestra, Friday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., CFL Main Hall

• Jazz ensembles, Friday, Oct. 4, 9:15 p.m., Marty's Cybercafe

• Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band and Nordic Choir, Sunday, Oct. 6, 1:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Olympian to help dedicate Aquatic Center Oct. 4

Christine Magnuson, world champion swimmer and Olympic medalist, will travel to Luther for the dedication and official opening of the college's Aquatic Center at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

In addition to the ceremony, Magnuson will be on hand during the homecoming weekend, speaking to the swimming and diving teams, interacting with students and swimming in Luther's alumni meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

'Can You Hear Me Now?! Hearing Loss and its Treatment'

Charles W. Beatty, '73 and an established otorhinolaryngologist, will present  "Can You Hear Me Now?!- Hearing Loss and its Treatment" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Valders Hall of Science, Room 206.

The presentation is part of the Hoslett Memorial Lecture Series, named in honor of Professor Sherman A. Hoslett, and his work in the biology department at Luther for 30 years. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'The "Other" Is Us: The Stigmatization of Mental Illness'

On Oct. 8, Joe Breitenstein, associate professor of psychology, will present "The 'Other' Is Us: The Stigmatization of Mental Illness." This is the first lecture in the 2013-14 Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series "Studying the 'Other.'" The lecture is at 7 p.m. in the CRH. The lecture series is sponsored by the Paideia Endowment and is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Subroto Bagchi lecture Oct. 10

Subroto Bagchi will deliver a keynote address at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall.The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Bagchi is cofounder and chairman of Mindtree Ltd., a global information technology solutions company. Bagchi will spend several days on the Luther campus visiting classes.

India’s No. 1 best-selling business author, Bagchi will complete his visit with a keynote address covering his views on ethical business practices and management styles and his thoughts on successful entrepreneurship.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Economics and Business and funded by the Malcolm and Maybelle Estrem Endowed Program for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Master Hypnotist Jim Wand

Luther College Student Activities Council Spotlight committee presents Master Hypnotist Jim Wand at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther campus. Tickets are $10, available online at tickets.luther.edu or at the Luther Ticket Office, telephone 387-1357 or <boxoffice>, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

WSMS: 'Bach, Beethoven and Beer' Oct. 11

Water Street Music Series will hold its second event of the season "Bach, Beethoven and Beer" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 in the newly renovated upstairs area of T-Bock’s. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for students. An evening of classical music by two of the greatest composers - Bach and Beethoven - will be hosted by Jim Griesheimer. Luther music faculty Heather Armstrong, oboe; David Judisch, voice; Kathy Reed, harpsichord and Rebecca Shaffer, French horn; collaborate with Luther College students and staff including Katherine Haller, Katie Seidel, Marita May and Sara Pecinovsky to bring a full program of classics to downtown Decorah. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Students under 21 are welcome to attend the event.

FAS: Beth Ray and Edwin Andereck

Luther College's Beth Ray, associate professor of music, and Edwin Andereck, professor of music, will present a joint voice recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. Ray, mezzo soprano, and Andereck, tenor, will perform a variety of music by Monteverdi, Massenet, R. Strauss, Handel, Haydn and Mozart.

Balalaika Ensemble concert Oct. 12

The Luther College Balalaika Ensemble, directed by Laurie Iudin-Nelson, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Children are encouraged to attend.

The concert will include a free-will donation to benefit the Bruce and Amy Wrightsman Memorial Scholarship, which supports study abroad for Russian studies students.

Interfaith Holiday Celebration

Eid al Adha Reception, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in Peace Dining Room. Join the MSAA, IFSA, College Ministries and the Luther Diversity Center for light refreshments and a brief program celebrating the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha. Eid al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, marks the end of the Hajj-the annual pilgrimage to Mecca-and celebrates Abraham's faithfulness and obedience to God. Jews, Christians and Muslims look to Abraham as an example of faith. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.


J. R. Christianson was the keynote speaker when Professor Luisa Cifarelli of Bologna University, president of the European Physical Society, unveiled a plaque at the site of Tycho Brahe's sixteenth century observatory on Sept. 11. Christianson's address was titled "Tycho Brahe Transformed Science." The event took place on the island of Hven in Sweden. It was hosted by the Mayor of Landskrona and the Rector Magnificus of Lund University. An interview in English with Christianson appeared on Swedish television and can be viewed at <http://hd.se/24hd/landskrona-600-ar/> following an introduction in Swedish.

Andrew Ellingsen presented workshops for the Fox Valley Orff Chapter and the North Central Wisconsin Orff Chapter on "Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly: Supportive Strands" and will be presenting sessions on sequencing folk dances for the elementary music classroom at the annual conferences for both the Midwest Kodaly Music Educators of America in Chicago in October, and the American Orff Schulwerk Association in Denver in November.

Todd Green recently wrote an article for The Huffington Post called "The Satanic Verses 25 Years Later: Why the Rushdie Affair Still Matters." The article can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-green-phd/the-satanic-verses-twenty_b_3965066.html.



To Norma and Harley Refsal on the Sept. 22 death of Norma's mother, Julie
Clauson Boots '38, Decorah.

New employees

Paul Atkins began his position as Campus Programming technician on Sept. 16. His office is CFL 202, telephone 387-1537.

Bethany Nicoll began her position as assistant men's and women's swim coach/assistant Aquatic Center director on Sept. 19. Her office is Regents Center 10A, telephone 387-1821. 

Online application system implemented

The Office of Human Resources and the Dean's Office have recently implemented an online application system. Going forward applicants will submit their employment materials electronically. This system will reduce the paper and postage currently used to notify applicants of their status with regard to the position for which they have applied. It will also make it easier for hiring managers and hiring committees to share applicant information in a paperless way.

Current openings can be viewed at www2.luther.edu/hr under employment opportunities.

Current opening

Registered nurse: Nurses who work in college health must be interested in the total wellness of students. Our nurses promote a positive image of health throughout the campus community and view health promotion as an essential part of their role. Qualified applicants will have graduated from an accredited nursing school and have a current license to practice in Iowa. An associate degree or diploma is acceptable, a bachelor’s is preferred. CPR certification is required. Experience in various areas of nursing, such as general medical/surgical, public health, and/or clinical practice is preferred.This position will work approximately 25 hours per week for the nine months of the academic year.


For rent: Quality-built three-bedroom, two and a half bath, spacious home located within walking distance of trails, schools and downtown. Lots of garage space for cars, toys and storage. Very pleasant and comfortable home. $1,200/month with attached two-car garage, or $1,300/month with additional 2-4 car garage/workshop/storage space. Call Ruth at (203) 387-8220, for more information.

Wanted: Senior nursing student at Luther looking for a room or an apartment to rent short-term until this December. Willing to pay around 300 for rent. Please email <petema23>.

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

Lost: My husband's wedding band on a gold chain; probably close to the sidewalk on Center St. between the Sustainability House and High St. Incredible sentimental value, handmade by me for him. Sterling ring gold chain. Please call 213-9460.

For rent: Quality-built three-bedroom two and a half bath spacious home located within walking distance of trails, schools and downtown. Lots of garage space for cars, toys and storage. Very pleasant and comfortable home. $1,200/month with attached two-car garage, or $1,300/month with additional two to four car garage/workshop/storage space. Call Mike, 382-2121 or 380-9316, or Ruth, (203) 387-8220, for more information.

Wanted: Community members. Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties have enacted moratoriums on frac sand mining that allow a little over a year to research how it might effect our water, our air quality, our roads, our landscape and our community.  The community is invited to Paul Cienfuego's talk "Our Government Institutions Don't Serve Us-By Design" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Decorah Elks Club, at his workshop "Becoming We The People," Sept. 27-29, in Decorah, at the United Congregational Center, 209 W Broadway or at Democracy School, Friday-Saturday, Nov. 1-2. For more information email [email protected] or visit http://democracyschooldecorah.weebly.com/.

Available: Julie Noel has recently opened her own business "Chef du Jour," a personal chef/catering business for the masses. She can provide food for daily meals or special events, cooking, baking and meal planning, and is ServSafe Certified. Call Julie at 379-5045 to talk about the possible and affordable choices.

Wanted: Indoor cyclists. Did you know indoor cycling is coming to Decorah? Help shape the future of the classes by taking this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FZQCYJZ. For more information go to reefuel.biz.

Found: GMC key found outside the Counseling Service located in Larsen Hall, courtyard entrance. Please stop by the Counseling Service office to claim.

Wanted: Pure-bred, registered yellow lab male dog, for breeding purposes only. If you know of anyone with a yellow lab male, please give them my contact info, <chribr03> or 735-5969, please leave a message.

For sale: 2000 Ford Focus station wagon SE. 102,000 miles, $3,000 obo. If interested call 380-8263.

Wanted: Wooden swingset for kids in good shape. Contact Nancy, 387-1176.

For sale:  Charming three-bedroom two-bath home, nestled in trees. Beautiful setting. Two-car garage. Private location. Near college. Call (319) 427-3593.


LIS Tip of the Week

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And finally...

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

-Jackie Robinson