Tuesday, Oct. 22

TUESDAY 10/22/13

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Fall Board of Regents meeting

The Board of Regents will meet Oct. 25-27. An agenda and pre-meeting materials can be viewed at http://katie.luther.edu. Look for the Board of Regents link under "My Courses," which is in the Navigation block.

Reminder: Tuition Benefit Program deadline Nov. 1

Luther is pleased to offer its faculty and staff a benefit that is highly unique in today's workplace: higher education for one's dependents. The Tuition Benefit program has a three-step application process available online.

Deadlines are as follows:

Step 1: Nov. 1, applications due
Step 2: Dec. 1, finalized list of colleges due
Step 3: May 15, confirmation form due

For complete information about the process and the application form, see: https://www2.luther.edu/hr/tuition/. Contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430, with questions.


Fall break hours

Preus Library
Tuesday, Oct. 22: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23: 8 a.m.-midnight

Welcome Center/Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday, Oct. 22: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 22-23: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 22-23: Brunch 11-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Oct. 22: Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Oct. 23: Dinner 5-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 22-23: Closed
Thursday, Oct. 24: Resume regular hours, 10:30 a.m.-midnight

Book Shop
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 22-23: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 22-23: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Free admission to Vesterheim

Did you know your Luther ID gives you free admission to Vesterheim Museum? Only a short walk from campus, Vesterheim is a national treasure that explores the diversity of American immigration through the lens of Norwegian-American experience. For information on hours and exhibits go to vesterheim.org.

Health Service flu clinic

Health Service will conduct flu clinics for students and staff/faculty on the following dates:
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
Noon-4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1

Prices are $25 for injection and $30 for flu mist, cash or check only please. Students may apply to student account or pay at time of service.

Message from HR

Individuals that participated in the Lifeline Screening held Oct. 10 in the Borlaug Room and are on the Luther health insurance plan may submit a copy of their receipt to Midwest Group Benefits. The $55 will be applied to the deductible/out-of-pocket limits. 

Individuals that are on Luther's group Humana/retiree plan may obtain a reimbursement claim form from human resources. The cost will be reimbursed at the out-of-network rate of 70 percent. Please call 387-1134 for the Humana form.

TIAA Retirement Income Options session

Two sessions will be held to provide comprehensive discussion of all retirement income options offered by TIAA-CREF. These sessions will help employees identify which option best suits their needs, based upon their vision of retirement. Both sessions will be held in the Mott room, Dahl Centennial Union 9:45-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 and 9-10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Please plan to attend. Questions may be directed to human resources, 387-1134.

Lunch hour yoga classes

Yoga is one of the best mid-day activities one can do during a workday to keep you energized throughout the day. Staff and faculty are invited to attend a 50-minute class led by Molly Lesmeister on Mondays and Wednesdays for six weeks, Oct. 28-Dec. 11, in CFA Studio II. No class Thanksgiving week. Mats and props provided. To sign up, email Molly at [email protected] and indicate if you would prefer the 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. class. Class sizes are limited so sign up for a spot only if you can make most of the classes throughout the session.

Green roof being installed

Facilities Services would like to share with all that a new, vegetative, green roof will be placed between Sampson Hoffland and Valders. The work on this roof began Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Traveling by airplane? 

A friendly reminder to all that travel by plane. Please remember to complete ACUPCC Carbon Footprint Air Travel Mileage Form. We gather information related to all faculty, staff and student air travel miles paid for and/or reimbursed by the college. Luther College is committed to keeping an inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions as part of the process to reduce our carbon footprint.

Catering delivers

The Catering department would like to remind everyone that there is no delivery charge for on campus catering events.

Halloween helpers needed

Res Life is seeking faculty and staff to help with a long-standing Decorah tradition – trick-or-treating in the first-year residence halls.There is a concert on Oct. 31 that we anticipate will be popular with students, so we are looking for other Luther folks to help us in Brandt, Ylvisaker or Olson from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. If this sounds like fun, and you are willing to bring a bag or two of candy, email Renee Bay <bayre01>.

Barclay to retire

Jud Barclay, coordinator of summer conferences and special projects, who has worked at Luther for 12 years, announced his retirement effective Nov. 26. In the weeks ahead we look forward to thanking Jud for his dedicated service to the college

'Thrift Shop' in the Book Shop Oct. 31

On Thursday, Oct. 31, visit the Book Shop's "Thrift Shop." Bring in any gently used sweatshirt and receive $10 off any new Luther hoodie. Donations will be given to a local thrift shop. Come dressed in your best thrift shop outfit and get a treat! Let our "thrift shop" employees help you find the best bargains. What, what, what, what?????

United Way Update

The Luther Community has contributed $20,000 to the United Way so far. Thank you to everyone who turned in your forms. Every gift makes a difference. We will continue to collect forms through the end of the year.

Prize winners were Nicole Waskow, Karen Martin-Schramm, Ellen Modersohn, Holly Moore, Joni Rollinger, David Faldet, E.D. and Helen Farwell, Jon Christy, Ruth and Will Bunge, and Lorraine Holthaus.

Annual notification of crime statistics and fire safety report

This is the annual notification required by law to advise employees of crime statistics and campus safety and security information as defined by The Clery Act.  The annual Fire Safety Report is also available per the Higher Education Opportunity Act. A paper copy is available or the information can be assessed at: http://www2.luther.edu/studentlife/dean/crime/.

Please note:
1) Campus crime statistics do not apply only to students.  If you or your office are subject to a crime, please report it to Campus Security and/or Decorah Police.
2) Sometimes statistics can be misinterpreted, so we encourage you to review the footnotes within the report.

Contact Tim Schuring, student conduct coordinator, <schuti02>, with questions or for clarification.

2013-14 Luther College catalogs

Catalogs are being distributed to faculty and staff. Those who did not receive a copy or need an additional copy should contact the Registrar's Office, 387-1167.

Pumpkin contest

Luther students are holding a pumpkin carving contest and will turn in their pumpkins this coming weekend. Come to the Union to the SOS room and vote on your favorite on Monday, Oct. 28 before 4 p.m


Events this week

Oct. 25, Faculty Artist Series, Karen Kanakis, Jacob Lassetter and guests, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Oct. 25, SAC Spotlight/Diversity Performance, Jared Mahone, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty’s CyberCafé

Oct. 27, Faculty Artist Series, Luther College Piano Quartet, 4 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Oct. 29, Philosophy Colloquium, Patricia Werhane, 4:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Oct. 23: Fall break, no chapel

Friday, Oct. 25: Hans Becklin, senior chapel, Norsemen

Monday, Oct. 28: Ann Highum

School Matinee Performance Series: 'Dream Carver'

Luther College invites you to the colorful, musical performance of "Dream Carver" by Swazzle, a 45-minute bilingual puppet show, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. 

"Dream Carver" is part of Luther College's 2013-14 School Matinee Performance Series. The performance is sponsored by the Winneshiek Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic Health System. Tickets are just $2 for all ages.

'What is a College Education For?' and 'What am I Supposed to do After I Graduate?'

Mark Edmundson, professor of English at the University of Virginia, will give two guest lectures at Luther on the importance of a college education.

Edmundson's lecture, "What is a College Education For?" is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Valders 206. A book signing will follow the lecture. His second lecture, "What Am I Supposed to Do After I Graduate?" is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in Valders 206.

Art exhibit: Kirsten Malcolm Berry

An art exhibit featuring New Testament calligraphic paintings by Minneapolis artist Kirsten Malcolm Berry will be on display Oct. 25 through Dec. 8 on the second floor of the Center for Faith and Life. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Berry's art is inspired by images from the New Testament. Integrated into each painting is the Bible verse on which the piece is based, written in Greek.

Soccer teams support breast cancer awareness, wear pink Oct. 26

Wear pink Saturday, Oct. 26 to the soccer games and support breast cancer awareness while supporting the Norse. The teams are raising money to support breast cancer research, with ribbon and t-shirt sales. Games are at 1 and 3 p.m. Can't make it to the game but want to order a shirt or donate to the cause? Contact Julie, <julie>, to get one ordered or to make a donation.

Wind turbine tour

Want to see the wind turbine up close and hear how it was put together? Join the Outdoor Recreation folks as we take the tour at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Email Vicky at <jaegervi> to sign up, as space is limited.

Art exhibit: Susan Coleman

Pastels and paintings by Mount Vernon, Iowa, artist Susan Coleman will be on display Oct. 28-Dec. 13 in Preus Library. The exhibit, "Points of Departure in the Landscape," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Coleman sees her work as a meditation, drawing on her memories, questions, and attempts to settle her ever-shifting perceptions. The artist says her goal is to go beyond the merely scenic aspect of landscape.

Art exhibit: Wendell Arneson

An art exhibit featuring Luther College alumnus Wendell Arneson will be on display Oct. 28-Dec. 13, in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for Faith and Life.

Luther will host a gallery reception for the artist that is open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Kristen Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit, titled "A Sense of Place," is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Candidate forum

A city council candidate forum will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Valders 206. The forum is hosted by the Social Work Association as well as social work students. Candidates from wards four and five will be present and discussing their positions on the upcoming election and community issues. We hope all are able to attend and choose to vote in the upcoming city council elections.

SAC presents: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Oct. 31

Recently nominated for six American Music Awards, the electrifying and groundbreaking duo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will take the stage for a sold out show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Regents Center. Concert doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with Dessa.

Please note the special guidelines regarding costumes for this concert, posted on the event website at: https://www2.luther.edu/studentlife/activities/events/?event_id=487186&date=2013-10-31.

Center Stage Series: "Masters of the Fiddle"

Luther College presents Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, performing "Masters of the Fiddle" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors 65 years and older, and $15 for children 18 years and younger.

The wedded duo of MacMaster and Leahy combine French, Celtic, American Bluegrass and Cajun styles to make their own fiddle-driven music, dance and song.

Faculty Research Symposium Nov. 2

The inaugural Faculty Research Symposium will be held Saturday, Nov. 2. The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. in Valders 206 and panels will continue throughout the day in both Valders 206 and Olin 102. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Intended for a broad audience, this all-day event will showcase the intellectual curiosity and cross-disciplinary dialogue that is at the heart of Luther's liberal arts educational tradition. Modeled on the successful Undergraduate Research Symposium held each spring, the Faculty Research Symposium seeks to provide a forum for Luther faculty to share and discuss their research, projects and passions with the broader Decorah community as well as with Luther students, faculty and staff. Please direct any inquiries to: [email protected].

Luther Concert Band Performance, Nov. 3

Luther College's Concert Band will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Center for Faith and Life. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The Concert Band will perform "Quirk" by Brant Karrick, "First Suite in F" by Thom Ritter George, "Lullaby for Noah" by Joseph Turrin and "Jubilee Overture" by Philip Sparke.

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/.

Student recitals

Benjamin Wegner '14, will perform a voice recital at 7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 26.

James Russell '14, will perform a trumpet recital at 8:30 p.m., Saturday Oct. 26.

Bradley Beale '14, will perform a tenor voice recital at 7 p.m., Sunday Oct. 27.

Bridget Keenan '14, will perform a voice recital at 7 p.m., Sunday Oct. 27.

Deanna Gorman '14, will perform a voice recital at noon, Saturday Nov. 2.

Aaron Zauner '14, will perform a cello recital at 4 p.m., Saturday Nov. 2.

Hannah Josephson '14, will perform a bassoon recital at 7 p.m., Sunday Nov. 3.

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


Justin Sprung recently published the article “Work-School Conflict and Health Outcomes: Beneficial Resources for Working College Students” in the October edition of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. He also presented his research titled "An Examination of the Work-Family Interface among Farm Couples" at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Pilot Research Project Symposium, held at the University of Cincinnati Oct. 11.

Anna Peterson and Marv Slind attended the Norway Seminar, Oct. 10-12, at St. Olaf College.  The annual seminar, which is sponsored by the Norwegian government and conducted in Norwegian, focuses on contemporary Norwegian culture and society. This year's seminar discussed the Norwegian Constitution and equal rights, viewed from the perspective of this year's centennial of women's suffrage in Norway-enacted in 1913, and the forthcoming bicentennial of the Constitution-signed on May 17, 1814.

Andi Beckendorf presented "Mixing It Up: Faculty Engagement in Collection Development" at the Midwest Chapter meeting of the Music Library Association in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 11. The presentation featured projects that Luther College music faculty have participated in to select items for the Preus Library collection.

William Kuhlman, professor emeritus of music and former college organist, presented a Saturday workshop for the nine winners of the 2013-14 American Guild of Organists organ scholarships on Oct. 12 at Gloria Dei Church in Rochester, Minn. The title of the presentation was "What you need to know about how a pipe organ works and where it came from." The scholarship has been sponsored for the past 19 years by Dr. and Mrs. James B. Dyck, a Mayo neurologist.

David Faldet's poem "Get Well Flowers" appears in the current issue of Shot Glass Online Journal of Short Poetry (http://musepiepress.com/shotglass/david_faldet1.html). His set of poems titled "Menage," will appear in the Winter 2014 issue of Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics.

Laurie Iudin-Nelson and alumna Ami Hall '96, performed three concerts of Russian and East European music for students at Spring Green Elementary School in Spring Green, Wis., on Oct. 17. The visit was organized by alumna Jenny (Nielsen) Snow '96, who is an integrative arts teacher at the school.



To Odette Bruneau and her family on the Oct. 18 death of her brother Charles Bruneau of Burnsville, Minn.


Adult swim lessons

The Luther swim team is offering swimming lessons for adults from 12-12:40 p.m. Oct. 21-25 or 7-7:40 p.m. Oct. 21-Nov. 18, Mondays. $50 for five sessions, includes entry fee to pool for sessions. Anything outside of that will require a community pass. Primary skills and stroke introduction. Purpose: to help adults feel comfortable in the water. Skills: water adjustment, front and back float, introduction to front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke. For adults 18 and up with little or no experience in the water. Call 387-1821 or email Bethany Nicoll, <nicobe01>, for more information or to sign up.

Tony Campolo event Nov. 8

Join College Ministries for a unique opportunity to listen to one of the most influential leaders in the church today and a major proponent of progressive thought and reform within the evangelical community at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the La Crosse Center. An advisor to former president Bill Clinton, Campolo bridges the gap between conservatives and liberals in a way that is engaging, faithful, and transformative.  RSVP to <ministry> for a free ticket and transportation. 


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.

Wanted: Brick donors. Engrave a brick at the Humane Society Adoption Center. Each $250 donation to the Adoption Center Capital Campaign comes with an engraved brick that will be forever displayed on the front of the building, to be built Spring of 2014 on Millennium Road in Decorah. Bricks can be engraved with three lines of type, 15 characters per line (a space counts as a character). See www.hsnei.org for more details or email <kimpowell>. These are a wonderful way to honor a human or animal.

For sale: Three-bedroom ranch home on 1.3 acres, three miles south of Decorah on Hwy 52. In Decorah School District.  Many updates, including granite counter tops. Rental income potential.  Listed with Harman realty. For more information: http://www.harman2020.com/residential/880163490-211184/2222-u-s-hwy-52-decorah-ia-52101. Contact <mitch>.

For sale: 2000 Ford Ranger. $995 or best offer, 30 mpg. Five-speed, regular cab, two-wheel drive, two owner truck, clean engine, aftermarket CD deck with USB port. High mileage. Multiple mechanical improvements include recent rear brakes, front-end overhaul in 2012, emergency break, and rear window reseal. Priced to sell. Contact: <bazyma01> or Scott N. 380-1904 after 2 p.m.

Found: VW key found in Olin 106. Please stop by Olin 327 between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. to claim.

Found: Are you missing a jacket? One was left in the Career Center following a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Stop by to claim.

Tickets available: The Northeast Iowa Montessori school will host their second annual fundraiser, Around the World in Five Plates from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the historic Steyer Opera House in Hotel Winneshiek. Chefs from Hotel Winneshiek, La Rana, Water Street Café, The Angry Pickle and Rubaiyat will prepare fabulous flavors of international cuisine with live music by Maritza for dancing. Tickets are $85/couple and $50/single—tax deductible at $50/$25 respectively. Tickets are available from Brooke Shields, <brookhart.shields> or 387-1681, or at the Oneota Coop. Proceeds go towards funds used to purchase the building where the school currently resides.

Available: Household cleaning by first year student at Luther. My name is Lianna Stewart, and I am available to help out with any of your household jobs. I love to clean. Feel free to contact me with anything I could help with. Contact (608) 212-8180 or <stewli03>.

Home for sale: Charming three-bedroom two-bath home in desirable location near college.  Beautiful setting secluded in trees. Two-car garage. Call (319) 427-3593.

For rent: Large three-bedroom home with one-car garage and outside storage shed. Large family room, deck and main level laundry. Stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer furnished. $700 month. Tenant pays utilities. Email [email protected] for rental application, or call 380-1415 for more information.   

Diners wanted: Culvers in Decorah will hold a fundraiser for The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa from 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Ten percent of all sales will go the the HSNEI Adoption Center Capital Campaign Fund. Many adoptable animals will be at Culvers, as will be the plans for the new Adoption Center. The Adoption Center ground breaking is set for spring 2014, with an opening anticipated in fall 2014.

Driver wanted: Is anyone driving to Minneapolis on Sunday, Dec. 29? A Decorah senior resident is looking for a ride. Contact [email protected].


And finally...

Saturday, Oct. 26, is National Forgiveness Day.

Forgiveness is one of those things that it is sometimes so hard to do, that it is probably something that we can't do on our own. And if we invoke the assistance of our higher power or our God, I think it makes it more likely that you can be successful. If I had to offer one piece of advice, it would be to pray or meditate on the person that hurt you and the way in which you might find the strength to forgive them.

-Loren Toussaint