Tuesday, Oct. 8

TUESDAY 10/8/13

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Homecoming Hallelujah!

Luther is a place that knows how to host loved ones! We had heard about Luther's Homecoming hoopla. What a joy to experience it for ourselves. Imagine the planning and organization that goes into hosting 2,000+ guests for three days! And the whole Luther community again extended its gracious hospitality. Thank you staff, faculty and students for all your contributions to a spectacular weekend.  

-President and Mrs. Tiede

President Tiede Homecoming speech

President Tiede gave a speech titled "Promises to Keep," at the 2013 Homecoming banquet. For the full speech, see https://www2.luther.edu/president/speeches/homcoming2013/. 

Homecoming thank you

Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome home extended to our alumni and friends over Homecoming weekend. We are very grateful for all of the extra effort, hard work and time put forth by everyone to make sure everything ran smoothly and that our guests had a wonderful time back on campus. The weekend was a big success thanks to all of you!

-Alumni and Development office

'Connect' with Luther via new website

Keep up to date with Luther via the new "Connect" site: https://www2.luther.edu/connect. Go to one site for Luther's six social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram. Watch live-streamed sports, chapel and lectures. Subscribe to any of Luther's more than 20 e-newsletters, such as sports updates, the Parents Newsletter, and the weekly Luther News. See what Luther faculty are talking about in their blog posts on topics such as education outside of the classroom, current events and influential books. For more information on the "Connect" site contact Tabita Green, <tabita.green> or 387-1902.

Ideas and Creations blog online

Have a look at the new Ideas and Creations blog, with recent posts by Rob Larson, Bob Shedinger, Philip Freeman, Kate Elliott and Martin Klammer, available at: https://www2.luther.edu/ideas-creations-blog/.

October staff meetings

The October staff meeting will consist of several updates as well as a presentation on responding to campus emergencies. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. All staff are encouraged to attend one of the sessions.


Admissions 'thank you' reception

Each year Luther College hosts more than 8,500 middle and high school students for camps, clinics, workshops and visit events. The campus visit is consistently rated as one of the most important aspects in the college decision process. It takes all of us to show students and their families what the Luther Community is: warm, welcoming and engaging.

Please join us for refreshments and conversation from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the Admissions Visit Center. We’d like to thank you personally for everything you do in the recruitment process and introduce you to some of the new people working in the Admissions Office. 

TIAA-CREF financial consulting available

Employees can discuss their personal financial situation with an experienced TIAA-CREF financial consultant on a confidential basis. The consultant will be available to discuss options to help achieve financial goals by investing in financial solutions such as mutual funds, brokerage, life insurance and annuities. Appointments available in the Career Center, Dahl Centennial Union 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30; 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31; and 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Call (866) 843-5640, or register at www.tiaa-creg.org/letstalk1.

Massages available

Massages are available at Health Service Monday through Friday for students and staff. Please call Health Service to make an appointment, 387-1045.

2013-14 massage prices:
Students: 30 minutes=$30
               60 minutes=$40
Staff:       30 minutes=$40
               60 minutes=$50

'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.

United Way halfway to goal

As of last week the Luther community is halfway to our goal of $25,500. Thank you for your support. All gifts make a difference. 

Names will go in a drawling for all forms sent to Human Resources by Tuesday, Oct. 15. Drawing includes: Peace Brunch tickets, massages, Book Store gift certificate, Center Stage Series tickets and a vacation day. Contact Kelly Wedmann for a form.  

Music department releases two new CDs

Luther's music department has recently released two new recordings, Nordic Choir's "Go, Lovely Rose," and Jazz Orchestra's "Aquarela."

These two new CDs, as well as other Luther ensemble recordings are available for purchase at the Luther Book Shop, online at www.lutherbookshop.com or may be ordered over the phone by calling 1-888-521-5039.

New Luther Profile

Check out the new Luther Profile infographic.

Book Shop begins book return

The Book Shop will begin returning textbooks from Fall Term the week of Oct. 7. Still need books for the fall term? We strongly encourage folks to make purchases now. Thank you.

Essay contest open to U.S. college students

The annual Abd el-Kader interfaith leadership essay contest is now underway. It is open to all U.S. college students, with a $1,500 prize going to the winning essay. Final essays are due on March 15. Further information is available at abdelkaderproject.org or my contacting Robert Shedinger, <shedinro> in the religion department.

NCUR applications due Nov. 8

Luther students are invited to submit abstracts for the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Want to showcase research at a national conference? Luther will provide support for selected students to present at NCUR.

The conference is April 3-5, at the University of Kentucky. Applications for the on-campus selection process are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. Apply online at https://www2.luther.edu/academics/dean/honors/grants/NCUR/.

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

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.

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.

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. 8, Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, "The 'Other' is Us: The Stigmatization of Mental Illness," Joe Breitenstein, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Oct. 9, Master Class Performance, Patrick O'Keefe, clarinet, 6:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Sperati

Oct. 10, Guest Lecture, "Leading with Integrity in the Global Information Age," Subroto Bagchi, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Oct. 10, Guest Recital, Patrick O'Keefe, clarinet, 7 p.m. Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Oct. 11, SAC Spotlight/Diversity Performance, Jim Wand, hypnotist, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Oct. 12, Faculty Artist Series, Beth Ray and Edwin Andereck, voice, 4 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Oct. 12, Balalaika Concert, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Oct. 14, Art Song Jamboree, 5:15 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Oct. 15, Center Stage Series, Tango Fire, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Steve Holland
Friday, Oct. 11: Holly Moore
Monday, Oct. 14: Mark Johns, Cathedral

Off-campus studies fair Oct. 8

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8., the Center for Global Learning is hosting an off-campus studies fair in the Union Lobby. There will be opportunities for students and faculty to learn about Luther study abroad and meet with representatives from organizations that offer Luther-approved programs around the world.

SAC Leadership presents: TED Talk

At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, there will be a TED Talk in the Mott-Borlaug room in the Union. The talk, titled “We the People and the Republic we Must Reclaim” by Lawrence Lessig, focuses on big business influence in politics. John Moeller will be proctoring a thoughtful discussion after the Talk. Refreshments will be provided.

'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 co-founder 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.

Guest Recital: Willful Devices

Combining the sound of a clarinet with electroacoustic sounds created on a computer, Patrick O'Keefe and Scott Miller collaborate to showcase their project titled "Willful Devices," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

A masterclass will be given by O'Keefe at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Sperati Band Room of Jenson-Noble.

The events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Master Hypnotist Jim Wand

Luther College Student Activities Council Spotlight committee presents Master Hypnotist Jim Wand at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. 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.

Student recitals

Sophia Huang '14, will perform a voice recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

Sara Pecinovsky '14, will perform a clarinet recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall with receptions following. Performances and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

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.

Art Song Jamboree series

The first song jam of the 2013-14 Luther College Art Song Jamboree series will be held at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. 

Woman's Club Meeting Oct. 15

A. Victor Collins, Iowa honey producer, presents the Luther College Woman's Club program "Fall in Love with a Honey Bee Today" at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union. All welcome. Childcare available by calling 382-4808 or 382-4674. Shuttle service from Decorah Swimming Pool parking lot available - pick-up time 1:10 p.m.

Center Stage Series: Tango Fire

The Argentinian dance company Tango Fire will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Tickets available at the Luther College Ticket Office. A workshop in conjunction with Luther Ballroom/Swing on the basics of Argentine Tango will take place at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Studio II of the Center for the Arts.  The workshop is open to the public with no charge for admission.

UMACS regional conference held at Luther Nov. 8-9

The Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability is holding its fifth regional conference at Luther Nov. 8-9. Luther faculty, staff and students may attend the conference for no charge. It is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues from other schools and learn more about what is happening in sustainability around the region. With panels and posters ranging from topics in local foods and renewable energy to vermiculture and permaculture there's something for everyone to explore. For more information about the conference and to register, go to http://www.umacs.org/.


Megan Strom, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, presented her paper "The role of translation in the construction of ideology in local Spanish-language newspapers" at the 42nd annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest on Friday, Sept. 27 in New Brunswick, N.J.

Sheila Radford-Hill will moderate a panel and present "Tellin, Namin,
and Living with Memory: Black Women and Civic Engagement" at the Red
River Women's Studies conference at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.

Luther College honored 10 alumni with the Distinguished Service Award last Friday. The Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of success and achievements in professional fields, service to society, contributions to community and loyalty and service to Luther. Honorees include David and Brenda (Landsgard) Carlson, Gregory Hager, Mike Kust, Nampua Nengola, Joel Ludvigsen, Selmer Norland, Kirk Stapleton, Joan (Catlin) Totten and Curt Wollan. View the full article on the web.

Kim Powell and Ashley Matthys '12 had their study "Effects of Suicide on Siblings: Uncertainty and the Grief Process" published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of Family Communication. This research was funded by an ICF/McElroy Faculty/Student Research Grant.

Emily Neal and Birgitta Meade, shared a poster presentation at the recent "Innovation in 'Preparing Teachers' in STEM" conference held in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 20.

Ginger Meyette presented at the Sexuality and Aging Consortium Conference at Widener University in Chester, Pa., Sept. 27. Her workshop was titled "Providing LGBTQ-Specific Grief Support in Long-Term Care." The workshop included strategies for providing support to residents, families, and staff for a wide variety of grief issues.

Focus Publishing has just released an edition of "The Winter's Tale" by Mark Z. Muggli in its New Kittredge Shakespeare series. It may be of local interest that Muggli made the unusual decision to include references in the introductory essay and performance notes to the 2010 production of the play by the students of his class "English-Theatre/Dance 261: Shakespeare Performed." 


Decorah Masters Swim Team

The Decorah Masters Swim Team is getting underway. Anyone 18 or over, any level of swimmer, fitness swimmer, triathlete, beginner swimmer or those who want to compete, welcome. Contact Stephanie Huber, coach, at [email protected] or 419-1951 for more information, or stop by any Wednesday night practice, 6:30-7:30 p.m., to check it out. Workout schedule or info also available at the Luther Aquatic Center, 387-1821. 

New employees

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. Visit www2.luther.edu/hr to apply.


Wanted: Deer ticks. Are you a magnet for deer ticks? Put them to use for science! We are researching the prevalence of Lyme disease, anaplasma, and Babesia in local deer ticks. Drop us a note and we'll give you vials to save your ticks so that we can grind them up. Contact Ellen <behrel01>.

Wanted: Piano bench, any color. Cushion or just wood does not matter, for 11 year old son who has been playing piano for a couple of years. Contact 379-6775.

For sale: Curio cabinet, full-length beveled glass door, mirrored back, five glass shelves with plate grooves, downlighting, curved glass side panels. Measures 77 inches high x 14 inches deep x 34 inches wide. Excellent condition. Call 534-7724/380-7724.

Available: House cleaning service. I am available to clean houses in the Decorah area. Please contact Sharon <hageju01>, 382-3978 or 379-6070.

Free: Maytag wringer washer. You pick up. Contact <davismar>.

For sale: Barely used snowblower, $300. Electric start, 5.5 horsepower, two-stage 24-inch clearing-yard machine. Contact <puffro01>.

For sale: Paving stones. 18"x18"x 1.5" Silver Creek Slate style cast concrete paving stones. 64 stones will cover approximately 125 square feet for a patio or provide stepping stones within a grassy landscape. Wholesale cost is $12.50 per piece. We will sell for $8 per piece. Please call Jane, 419-3519.

For sale: 2010 Ford Escape Luxury edition, blue, for sale. 36,500 miles, no accidents, all maintenance performed, four-cylinder, front wheel drive. Beautiful well-maintained car with heated leather seats, and great gas mileage, 21 mpg in town, 28 mpg highway, I've averaged just under 24 mpg. Kelly Blue Book value $16,385, looking for a reasonable offer. Contact to view and test drive, 380-7660 or <rincol01>.

For sale: Metal storage shelves. Two four-shelf, four-foot storage shelves for sale. Lightly used for 10 years. $15 each; $25 for both. Contact <chrija02>.

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.

Lawn sale: Two-day sale, noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 12. Many good items, nothing over $5. Sale held at 605 E. Main; in case of rain, sale will be held Oct. 18-19.

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

For sale: Port-a-crib with matching oak changing table, simple, efficient design. Schwinn DX900 stationary bike. White, like new, with book/magazine holder attachment. Call Darla, 382-2614.


LIS Tip of the Week

With the recent addition of six new multi-speed bikes, the library now has 14 bikes available for check out thanks to the Luther College Wellness and Sustainability Initiative programs. Enjoy the gorgeous fall weather and explore Decorah on two wheels. For more info, visit www2.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

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