Tuesday, Oct. 29

TUESDAY 10/29/13

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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.


'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?????

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.

LIS announces KATIE workshops

All held in Olin 301 Round Table Room:

KATIE Gradebook: Introduction to Advanced
Monday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m.-noon

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Nov. 14, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

KATIE open hours: Drop by for however long and bring questions, projects, problems

Thursday, Oct. 31, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Nov. 18, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m.

Oct. 31 Regents Center closing

The Regents Center will be close at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 for the SAC concert. Beginning at 10 a.m. that day, the pool locker rooms will be closed and Legends users must enter the facility from the northeast corner outside the building. Contact Alex Smith at <smithale> with questions.

Extended study hours now offered in the library

Thanks to the efforts of Campus Safety and Security and LIS, the library's main floor now remains open for general study until 1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday when regular fall and spring term hours are in effect. All Library and Technology Help Desk services will continue to end at midnight, and the lower and upper floors will close at midnight as well, but students who wish to remain on the main floor to study may do so. The extended hour will be monitored by student safety and security staff. Note: This is a pilot project and subject to change. In addition, the Library and Technology Help Desk have lengthened their regular Friday evening hours to 9 p.m. during the fall and spring terms. Part of the credit for these changes goes to Student Senate for advocating for extended hours for approved study space on campus.

AirServer installed in select spaces

LIS is pleased to announce that AirServer is available in select classrooms and meeting spaces on campus. AirServer is an AirPlay receiver for Mac and PC. It allows users to wirelessly mirror your iOS device or Mac through the podium computer in a space (and subsequently on to the projector). For more information and to check for availability, visit https://www2.luther.edu/help-desk/airserver/.

Luther Reuse Sale

The Luther Reuse Sale, located in the Ashmore-Jewell Barn next to Baker Village, will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. As a replacement of the annual Luther College auction, the reuse sale will sell a variety of items no longer needed by the college. Visit the Reuse Sale page, https://www2.luther.edu/sustainability/waste-recycling/reduction/on-campus/reuse-sale/, for an inventory list, details on how the sale works, and more info. The inventory list will be updated on Friday, Nov. 1.

KGAN features Luther's locally made products

Check out Luther's locally made products on KGAN-TV:


Sustainability e-newsletter: read online or subscribe
This fall the Center for Sustainable Communities launched a biweekly sustainability newsletter as a way to share special features, upcoming events, spotlights and job postings related to sustainability on campus and in the region. The most recent edition is available online at: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs108/1114870388121/archive/1115299346870.html and includes features about the solar panels on the president's house and the Green Roof on SHL. Subscribe to the e-newsletter at http://bit.ly/1dILS72 to receive future editions.

Halloween helpers still 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>.


Events this week

Oct. 28-Dec. 8, Gallery Exhibit, Calligraphic Paintings of the New Testament, Kirsten Malcolm Berry, Center for Faith and Life, second floor gallery          

Oct. 28-Dec. 13, Gallery Exhibit, Pastels, Susan Coleman, Preus Library

Oct. 28-Dec. 13, Gallery Exhibit, Painting, Wendell Arneson, Center for the Arts, Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery

Oct. 29, Philosophy Colloquium, Patricia Werhane, 4:30 p.m., Olin 102

Oct. 31, SAC Concert Performance, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, 7:30 p.m., Regents Center

Nov. 1, Center Stage Series Performance, "Masters of the Fiddle–Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy," 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Nov. 3, Music Ensemble Performance, Concert Band, 4p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Nov. 5, Gerhard Marcks Lecture, "Visualizing Sound: The German Avant-Garde and the Acoustic Realm," Brett van Hoesen, 7 p.m., Franklin W. Olin Building, Room 102

Nov. 5, Public Workshop, Brett van Hoesen, "See Europe through the Eyes of an Art Historian," 12:45 p.m., Loyalty Hall, Room 10

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Oct. 30:Mike Blair, Cantorei

Friday, Nov. 1: All Saints Chapel, Collegiate Chorale

Monday, Nov. 4: Brad Miller

Sign Up for "Upcoming in Chapel" to receive an email reminder about weekday chapel on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The email includes the name of the preacher, Scripture and musicians. Go to www2.luther.edu/ministries and click on "Upcoming in Chapel" on the left side of the page.

Art exhibit: Kirsten Malcolm Berry

An art exhibit featuring New Testament calligraphic paintings by Minneapolis artist Kirsten Malcolm Berry are on display 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.

Art exhibit: Susan Coleman

Pastels and paintings by Mount Vernon, Iowa, artist Susan Coleman are on display through 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 is on display through Dec. 13, in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts.

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.

'Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?'

Join Professor Patricia Werhane in a discussion on the philosophy of "Why Do Good People Do Bad Things? The Importance of Business Ethics," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Olin 102. A reception with Werhane will follow the lecture; both are open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Werhane will discuss how people often imagine that early parental ethics training and strong religious beliefs will promote good behavior in all one's endeavors. Yet in fact, many of the alleged wrong doers in commerce come from supportive parents, strong educational background, and deeply held religious principles. 

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.

Luther Residence Hall Trick-or-Treating

Luther Residence Hall Trick-or-Treating will take place on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the first-year residence halls. Luther community members are welcome to bring their families trick-or-treating through Ylvisaker, Olson and Brandt Halls. Participating rooms will be identified by an orange pumpkin on the door. There will be cookie decorating in Olson, craft making in Brandt and games in Ylvisaker. Please join us for trick-or-treating in the halls where the weather is always nice.

All Saints Day Chapel Nov. 1

Faculty, staff and students are invited to All Saints Day Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the CFL Main Hall. Join the community as we celebrate new saints born or adopted into our community and grieve the loss of loved ones we have entrusted to God's care. All will be invited to come forward and light candles in memory or honor of those they remember.

Haunted Lab Nov. 1

The faculty and staff of the Luther College physics department invite community members to experience mystifying optical illusions, laser displays, magnetic levitation and other physics wonders during their Haunted Lab from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 in Valders, lower level, east wing.

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.

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].

Discovery Day Nov. 2

Kids in kindergarten-sixth grade are invited to come spend a morning with the Luther College Environmental Education class from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 2. Learn nature awareness, survival skills, bird ecology and play along with nature's music. Preregistration is required for the event. Cost is $3, payable on day of the event. Will be held rain or shine. Come for a morning filled with fun, adventure and a sense of discovery. For more information and to register, contact Emily Neal, <nealem01> or 387-2138. Online registration available at luther.edu/environmentaloutreach.

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.

Symphony Orchestra performance Nov. 10

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will present a concert at the Center for Faith and Life at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. The program will feature internationally renowned pianist, Du Huang, as soloist on Edvard Grieg's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A Minor. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

CSS: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Eight ukulele masters spread a spirit of wit, playfulness and camaraderie as they strum through a diverse repertoire that includes everything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana to Otis Redding as part of Luther's 2013-14 Center Stage Series. The musicians of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

Bring a ukulele and join in the ukulele-along finale song. The sheet music is available at the Ticket Office or online at http://bit.ly/16ED2F3. Audiences of all ages and musical tastes have loved and been entertained by The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.


Dawn Reding and co-authors were the 2013 recipients of the "Wildlife Publications Award for Outstanding Article," presented by The Wildlife Society. Dawn was lead author on the paper, which was published in Molecular Ecology and focused on genetic structure in bobcats.

Todd Green joined Ossama Bahloul, imam of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tenn., as a featured speaker at a colloquium on Oct. 22 titled "To Work Toward Mutual Understanding: The American-Muslim Experience and the Catholic Response." The colloquium was hosted by Pope John Paul II High School in Nashville. Green's presentation focused on Islamophobia and Catholic interfaith initiatives to combat anti-Muslim bigotry.



To Marty Berg and family on the sudden death of her brother Daniel "Duke" Schrandt, 54, of Cresco on Oct. 21.


Shakespeare in Song and Sound

Water Street Music Series and ArtHaus present a vivid evening of words and music, both traditional and newly composed, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Congregational Church at 209 W. Broadway. A collaboration between Brooke Joyce, Kathy Reed, Kate Narveson and Kristen Underwood, the evening also features the work of student musicians, composers and actors. Tickets are $8/$6 for students. Reservations may be made at wsmsdecorah.org. A discussion will follow the performance in conjunction with the Faculty Research Symposium.

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. 


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

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.

For sale: Two small female puppies, nine-weeks-old. 1/2 Shih Tzu and 1/2 Pug. Very cute and love kids. Very reasonable. Call 380-4633 for more information.

For rent: Large townhouse, three-bedroom 2,200 sq ft, on west side of town, near Luther and bike trail, on site laundry and appliances included, sun room, fireplace, garage. No pets and no smoking. Leave a message at 382-0901. 

For sale: Living room furniture for sale, all in good condition. Flexsteel sofabed, queen size (light blue plaid, sleeps well), Lazy-Boy rocker recliner (blue), over-sized stuffed chair (burgundy), $80 each. For pictures or appointment to see contact Jane, 387-1008 or <hildebja>.

For sale: Like new, 21-speed Specialized bicycle, model HARD ROCK, street tires, $250. Contact Lyle, <halvly01> or 419-2897.

Free: Free to good home if you pick it up:  Beautiful maple drop-side crib.  Excellent condition.  Includes mattress, two crib sheets, and bumper. Email <kutzer01>.

For sale: Beautiful solid maple table with four matching chairs. 48" by 30" by 30" high. Excellent condition, $50. Email <kutzer01>. 

Help wanted: Looking for someone who can haul at hide-a-bed couch to Madison, Wis., before Thanksgiving. Call 382-3796 for more details.

Open house: Laree Schouweiler is opening Reefuel, a new studio with state-of-the-art bikes and yoga accessories. Come to the indoor cycling and yoga open house from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at 207 E. Water St. The entrance is behind the building Come check out the space, get fitted for a bike, find a yoga class that works for you and register for classes. Contact [email protected] with questions.


And finally...

Thursday is Halloween, which means trick-or-treaters. Here are some ways from the CDC to stay safe this Halloween:

Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.

For complete list see: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

According to History.com

"Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated Nov. 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats."

All I know is, I believe in you Great Pumpkin!

Linus van Pelt: "Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see. He'll come here because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity."

Sally Brown: "Do you really think he will come"

Linus: "Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world."

Sally: "That's a good story."

Linus: "You don't believe the story of the Great Pumpkin? I thought little girls always believed everything that was told to them. I thought little girls were innocent and trusting."

Sally: "Welcome to the 20th century!"