Tuesday, Nov. 5

TUESDAY 11/5/13

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Nov. 13-14 staff meetings

At the November staff meeting, President Tiede will reflect on the Board of Regents workshop and "disruptor" conversations and the Publications staff will share logo usage guidelines. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. 


Solicitation by employees

The Cabinet reminds faculty and staff that Luther has a policy prohibiting employees and their dependents from soliciting colleagues during work time.  While we acknowledge the caring nature of our community and the good intentions behind many fundraising efforts, we ask everyone to refrain from door-to-door or e-mail solicitation that some find invasive in the work setting.

LIS summer faculty workshop brown bag sessions

There will be three opportunities for informal conversation with the technology and information literacy workshop participants (representing anthropology, communications, education, German, music, paideia 450, and social work) and members of LIS. Bring your lunch and join us in the Mott Room on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 12:45-1:45 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 12:15-1:15 p.m.; or Thursday, Nov. 21 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dessert provided. See LIS Events for more information. Questions? Contact Andi Beckendorf <beckenan>.

87 percent of first-year Student Support Services participants are back

The Student Support Services Program has achieved a first-year student retention rate of 87 percent (47 of 54 students entering last fall are back this fall). 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.

LIS announces KATIE workshops

All held in Olin 301 Round Table Room:

KATIE Gradebook: Introduction to Advanced
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
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Nov. 18, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1-3 p.m.

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/.

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.

Book Shop donates to local thrift shop

On Oct. 31, the Luther College Book Shop celebrated Halloween along with the arrival of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and their famous song, "Thrift Shop." The Book Shop asked the Luther community to bring in a donated clothing item in exchange for $10 off a new Luther hooded sweatshirt. The generous response of the Luther community brought in more than 30 items of clothing. Luther Book Shop student staff Willy Leafblad, senior, and Stephanie Rima, sophomore, hold the box of collected clothing, which was donated to a local thrift shop.

LASO sponsors food drive

Luther Athletes Serving Others is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive. All donations will go to the food pantry at First Lutheran Church here in Decorah. Here is a link that gives a list of specific items the food shelf needs:  http://www.firstlutherandecorah.org/?page_id=51.

Food donations can be dropped off through Nov. 19 in a box labeled, "LASO Food Drive" near the circle drive entrance of Regents.

The finale of the food drive will be at the men's basketball team's first home game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, vs. UW-La Crosse. Luther students and community members who can't make it to the drop box are invited to bring food donations to the basketball game. 


Events this week

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

Nov. 6, Teacher Immigration Panel, 7:30 p.m., Valders Hall of Science Room 362

Nov. 7, Religion Forum, "Animal Liberation: The Failure of Religion, The Promise of Atheism," Kim Socha, 5 p.m., Franklin W. Olin Building, Room 102

Nov. 7, SAC Special Events, Fall Fest, 7 p.m., Marty's CyberCafé

Nov. 7, Music Ensemble Performance, Brass Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Nov. 8, 'Hero of the Year' finalist: Chad Pregracke, 7:30 p.m., Valders Hall of Science Room 206

Nov. 8-10, Dorian Keyboard Festival, all day

Nov. 8, SAC Spotlight/Diversity Performance, Guante, 7:30 p.m., Marty's CyberCafé

Nov. 8, Guest Recital, Claire Aebersold and Ralph Neiweem, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 9, Dorian Keyboard Festival, Recitals, 4:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Choir Room

Nov. 9, Dorian Keyboard Festival, Finalist Recital, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 10, Dorian Keyboard Festival, Master Class, 12 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 10, Music Ensemble Performance, Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Nov. 10, Celebration worship service, 10 a.m., Center for Faith and Life

Nov. 11, Preview Day, All day

Nov. 12, Paideia Text and Issues Lecture, "Research in Animal Cognition as an Example of Studying the "Other": What It Can Teach Us About Animals and About Ourselves," Kristy Gould, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Nov. 6: Amy Zalk Larson, Cathedral Choir
Friday, Nov. 8
:  Kaila Vogt, senior chapel
Monday, Nov. 11
:  Nancy Barry, Nordic Choir

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

'Women's Clinic in Furnes, Norway' ('Kvinneklinikken, Furnes')

Come listen to a new member of the history department, Anna Peterson, give a talk about her experiences researching the development of maternity legislation in Norway at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Koren 217. Peterson will detail the exciting and frustrating process of combing the archives looking for answers to her most basic research question: how were women involved in the creation of welfare policies in Norway – a country now known for its high levels of gender equality, social cohesion and standards of living?

Gerhard Marks Lecture Nov. 5

Brett Van Hoesen, assistant professor of art history at the University of Nevada-Reno, will give the 2013-14 Gerhard Marcks Lecture, "Visualizing Sound: The German Avant-Garde and the Acoustic Realm," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Franklin W. Olin Building Room 102.

A reception with Hoesen will follow the lecture; both are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Van Hoesen will also offer a public workshop at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 5, in Loyalty Hall in Room 10.

TED Talk Nov. 5

A TED Talk will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Mott-Borlaug room in the Union. The talk, titled "Listening to Global Voices" by Ethan Zuckerman, focuses on how people (both as individuals and as societies) tend to connect with people similar to themselves instead of those who may be different. Professor Thomas Johnson of the communications department will be proctoring a thoughtful discussion after the talk. Refreshments will be provided.

Teacher Immigration Panel Nov. 6

Hola-Enlances is sponsoring an event planned to bring awareness to the community about the different perspectives about the decisions that will be made in congress in the next few months and also talk about the way that immigrants are currently living at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Valders Hall of Science Room 362. There will be anthropology, political science and Spanish professors talking about how immigration in United States is explained by their fields of study.

Religion Forum with Kim Socha Nov. 7

Join Professor Kim Socha in a discussion on the philosophy of "Animal Liberation: The Failure of Religion, The Promise of Atheism," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Room 102 of the Franklin W. Olin Building.

Socha believes religious ideology and institutions have been complicit in the oppressions and exploration of nonhuman animals. Socha teaches English at Normandale Community College in St. Paul, Minn. 

SAC Spotlight/Diversity presents Guante Nov. 8

Hip hop artist and two-time National Poetry Slam champion Guante will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Marty's CyberCafé in the Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther College Campus. Hailed as one of the best rappers in the Twin Cities, Guante's rhymes are not only smart, but socially and politically conscious. Tickets are $5, available online at tickets.luther.edu or at the Luther Box Office, telephone 387-1357 or [email protected].

'Hero of the Year' finalist: Chad Pregracke Nov. 8

Chad Pregracke, Living Lands and Waters founder and president, will give the keynote address, "Helping to Clean America's Rivers: From the Bottom Up," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206. The lecture is part of the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability conference, "Celebrating Success, Building Community, Taking Action," Nov. 7-9 on the Luther campus.

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

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.

Luther hosts 150th celebration Nov. 10

The Luther College congregation is hosting a shared worship service to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lutheran congregations in Decorah at 10 a.m., Nov. 10, in the Center for Faith and Life. 

ELCA churches in Decorah, including Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, Decorah Lutheran Church and Luther College Student Congregation, will worship together with a festival setting of Holy Communion. The Rev. Harold Usgaard, bishop emeritus of the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, will serve as the guest preacher.

Luther will offer shuttle service from the Regents Center parking lot and the parking lot behind Preus Library. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., the Library lot van will pick up riders at the sidewalk near Preus Library; the Regents Center van will pick up riders at the north end of the lot, at the end of the lot away from the Regents Center.  The shuttle vans will give rides back to the parking lots following worship.   

Paideia Text & Issues Lecture Nov. 12

Kristy Gould, Luther College professor of psychology, will present Luther's fall Paideia Lecture "Research in Animal Cognition as an Example of Studying the 'Other': What It Can Teach Us About Animals and About Ourselves" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall.

Gould's presentation will focus on the boundaries we draw between humans and animals.

Reflections from Luther's Peace Scholars

Come hear what Cate Anderson '14 and Maggie Steinberg '15 learned in Oslo, Norway this past summer as Luther's Peace Scholars. Their presentation will be held from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Borlaug Room. Feel free to bring in lunch. 

'Call Me Crazy' Lifetime movie screening Nov. 13

Luther's Active Minds student group and Counseling Services are sponsoring a screening of the Lifetime movie "Call Me Crazy" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Valders 206.

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

"Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" brings together an all-star ensemble cast with five interwoven stories about how love, support and hope can help us overcome emotional health conditions like depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD.

Luther Wind and Percussion Ensemble Nov. 13

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble will present a fall concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.

The Wind and Percussion Ensemble will perform works by Tomohiro Tatebe, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Steven Reineke, Alfred Reed and John Philip Sousa. The Wind and Percussion Ensemble is a group of 50 select band students and is  conducted by Joan deAlbuquerque.

The concert will be live streamed online at: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lutheradmin.portal#.

Guest Lecture: Robert Hogg Nov. 14

Rob Hogg, state senator from Iowa, will present a Luther College guest lecture, "A Call to Climate Action – America's New National Purpose," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Olin 102. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission.

CSS: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Nov. 16

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.


Richard Cole, emeritus professor of history, presented a paper "Social Policy with a Lutheran Edge in the Seventeenth Century" at the annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 24-27, 2013. The session, titled "Governance and the Implementation of Reform" was chaired by Robert Bast, University of Tennessee.

Brooke Joyce's solo clarinet work "Eta Geminorum" was recently recorded by Arianna Tieghi and included on the Namaste Ensemble's CD "In Memoriam Dinu Ghezzo." More information is here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thenamasteensemblenobord.


New employees

Jamie Gavle began her position as administrative assistant in the CAE office on Oct. 28.  Her office is Preus Library 108, telephone 387-1270.

Thank you 

To the Luther community for the cards, memorials, your presence at the services and your many kind words during the difficult days following my brother's sudden death. Special thanks to my co-workers in admissions, especially Katie, for their extra efforts during my absence. The outpouring of care and concern reminds me of what a great "family" we have here at Luther. Thank you!

-Marty Berg


'Get Down, Give Back' scholarship event seeks items and services

The "Get Down, Give Back" scholarship benefit, planned by Twin Cities Young Alumni, is seeking items and services for their fifth annual silent auction, to be held Nov. 22 in St. Paul. Are you willing to give an alum/friend a tour of your department? Share a behind-the-scenes look into your research? Have coffee in Oneota just to catch up? Sharing your time will help create unique experiences for alumni to bid on. All proceeds benefit the Twin Cities Young Alumni Scholarship Fund. Email <rachel.vsetecka> by Nov. 8 if interested.  

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: Charming three-bedroom two-bath home within short walk of college. Great location. Secluded in trees. Two-car garage. Call(319) 427-3593.

For sale: Like new, 2012 Toyota Prius Hybrid with 12,000 miles. If interested call 419-2897 to make an appointment for a test drive.

For sale: 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL. 3.8L engine. 159,500 miles. Good tires, mechanically sound. Asking $1,100. Contact Elizabeth, <stedel01> or 382-5392.

For sale: Yamaha 2320 Bb Trumpet with case, oil, and music stand. Asking $200. Contact Michael at <bartmi03> or (319) 230-0077.

For sale: 2011 Polaris Ranger 400 with only 300 hours. Call Jerry at 382-2710

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>.

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.

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

Wanted: Wrestling shoes, youth size 5 or 6 and head gear. Please contact Julie, 387-1350 or 419-3248 or <stromjul>.

For sale: Are you planning to have company for the upcoming holidays? Need a great gift? Order some freshly roasted k'uun coffee from the C Store! k'uun roasts several kinds of coffees from around the world to your specifications. Contact Lisa at the C Store, 387-1444, to place your order. Orders placed by Tuesday will be delivered Thursday the same week. Visit https://www2.luther.edu/dining/order-coffee/ to place your order online. All orders can be picked up in the C Store. We also welcome orders from outside of the Luther community.

For sale: Untreated cedar lumber. 10-foot 4x4s. Sturdy and great for retaining walls, posts, etc. Call 387-0242.

For sale: Cannondale R1000 road bike. Carbon fiber forks, Shimano Ultegra and 105 components with integrated Shimano Flight Deck computer. Great shape and really sharp looking. $400. Contact <lurtaa01>.

Bowling event: St. Benedict’s Knights of Columbus will host a Bowl-A-Thon from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Oneota Lanes. Cost is $40 for four people which covers two hours of bowling, one pizza with four sodas per lane and rental shoes. Children and "bad" bowlers welcomed. This is a fun way to support the community work of the Knights. Contact Don Jones 387-1706 or Mike Englehardt 382-1252 to register or for more information.


And finally...

Christmas is seven weeks away and Nov. 7-13 is "Dear Santa Letter Week."

I know it's early-but I always like to re-read the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter around this time of year: http://www.newseum.org/yesvirginia/.

"Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished."