Tuesday, Nov. 19

TUESDAY 11/19/13

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Dessert receptions with the president

President and Mrs. Tiede look forward to hosting faculty and staff in their home in celebration of Christmas. Dessert receptions will be held on three consecutive evenings: Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 16-18. An e-invite and RSVP is forthcoming in early December with more details.

Emergency communication test

Luther's Emergency Communication Team ran a test of the Emergency Communication System on Saturday, Nov. 9. Those who did not get the test message via email, landline, cellphone or text should contact <julie> as soon as possible with contact information.

Don't forget to tag your bike

In an attempt to rid campus of abandoned bikes from bike racks on campus, members of the Luther community are asked to tag their bike if they plan on using their bike during the winter months. Bike tags can be obtained from the Welcome Desk. The tag this year is bright orange; the yellow tag from last year will not suffice. All bikes that do not have an orange tag will be removed on Dec. 20. Luther is not responsible for replacing locks or cables that may need cut for removal of bikes. Contact Gary Brickman with questions, <brickmga>.

Health insurance change

Gundersen will join the Midland's Choice network as of Dec. 1, 2013. Employees who are currently in the Gundersen Network will be issued new insurance cards reflecting the change in network. 

There are two forums scheduled in Mott to answer benefit questions, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.

27 biweekly paychecks in 2013

Because the biweekly pay date for the pay period ending Dec. 20 would have fallen on Jan. 1, a bank holiday, that payroll will be paid on Dec. 31. This will have two consequences. First, this will be the 27th pay check in 2013 and will show up on employees' 2013 W-2 instead of their 2014 W-2. There will still be 26 paychecks in 2014. Second, this will be the third payroll in December, so flex and health deductions will not come out of this paycheck. To make changes to the Dec. 31 payroll, for instance, to your SRA contributions or W-4s, submit forms to the payroll office as soon as possible, but no later than Dec. 18. Forms are available at  https://www2.luther.edu/hr/common-forms/ or in Human Resources.


Thanksgiving hours

Wednesday, Nov. 27: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 28-30: C
Sunday, Dec. 1: 2
-6 p.m.

Union and Welcome Center
Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 26-27: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 30: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 27: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 28-29: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 30: Brunch 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1: Brunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 5-7:30 p.m.

Oneota Market
Wednesday, Nov. 27: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Closed

Marty's, C-Store and Nordic Brew
Tuesday, Nov. 26: Closing at 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Closed

Mail Center/SPO
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Closed

Book Shop
Wednesday, Nov. 27: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec. 1: Closed

Barclay retirement reception Nov. 26

A retirement reception for Jud Barclay will be held 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the CFL Lobby. Please stop by to enjoy some of Jud's favorite refreshments and wish him a happy retirement.

Sign up for W-2's online

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up to receive electronic W-2's using my.luther.edu. The W-2 Electronic Consent option is included in the employee profile section of my.luther.edu. If you chose the electronic option for your 2012 W-2, then you do not need to do it again for 2013. More detailed instructions and additional information can be found by clicking the W-2 Options link on the HR website https://www2.luther.edu/hr/common-forms/ (Mac users: please do not use the "Preview" application to view your W-2). Remember, the electronic option is the sustainable option.


Employees may access the Luther’s TIAA-CREF website at any time to view the most recent quarterly investment reports for both the Defined Contribution and Tax-Deferred Annuity Plans.

Go to www.tiaa-cref.org/luther, click on "Plans and Investments." Choose either the Defined Contribution or the Tax-Deferred Annuity information link. Then click on "More about this plan and investment choices." On the left side of the page there is a menu. Click on "Plan Performance Card (PDF)." The most recent quarterly report will be shown in pdf format.

TIAA-CREF retirement accounts

Participants in the TIAA-CREF supplemental retirement accounts may elect to have up to $17,500 deducted from their paychecks during both 2013 and 2014. The Plan allows participants to make additional "Age 50 Catch-up" contributions if they are age 50 or older by the last day of the year. The "Age 50 Catch-up" is limited to $5,500 for 2013 and for 2014 (making a total of $23,000 for each year). Employees may call Human Resources, 387-1134 or Payroll, 387-1135, if they are unsure as to their current deduction, or if they wish to increase their deductions for the remainder of 2013 and for 2014.

Biweekly payroll Dec. 4

Cabinet has approved Nov. 28-29 as holidays. This holiday schedule limits time for processing bi-weekly payroll for the pay period ending Nov. 22 with a pay date of Dec. 4. Therefore, timecards for the pay period ending Nov. 22 will be due in the Payroll Office by noon on Monday, Nov. 25.

Supervisors, please review and sign all time cards, and deliver them to the Payroll Office by noon Monday, Nov. 25. Contact Korrine in the Payroll Office, 387-1135, or Andrew in the Office for Financial Service, 387-1697.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible spending account dollars deducted from employee paychecks during 2013 may be used for eligible expenses through March 15, 2014. Claims for these dollars must be submitted to Midwest Group Benefits by March 31, 2014. Claim forms are available in human resources and on the hr website: https://www2.luther.edu/hr/common-forms/. Select Flexible Benefit Claim Form. Mail the form to Midwest Group Benefits, PO Box 408, Decorah, IA 52101, or fax to 382-9613.

Reminder: flu shot available

Health Service is holding a flu clinic to include  spouses/significant others from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Cost is $25 for flu shot; payable by cash or check only.

Flu mist is no longer available this year through Health Service.

Advent Devotional Booklets available

College Ministries has Advent Devotional Booklets to guide daily devotions during Advent. They are available after worship services or in the College Ministries office on the first floor of the CFL. Pick up a free copy.

Children's bargain book blowout

Luther Book Shop will hold a children's bargain book sale beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12, offering hundreds of titles. No books over $5.99. Great selection. Includes holiday titles. The sale continues while supplies last.

Advent calendars available

The Book Shop is selling advent calendars with chocolate behind every window. Hurry in. Priced at $3.29, they will go fast.

'College (Un)Bound' available at the Book Shop

Have you heard the buzz around campus about the book, "College (Un)Bound"? Copies are now available in the Book Shop at a reduced rate of $16.

College Ministries collecting donations for typhoon victims

College Ministries is collecting donations for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Donations to Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for "Pacific Typhoon Response," will be used entirely (100 percent) to help families whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by this disaster. To learn more about the ELCA response to the storm go to http://www.elca.org/Our-Faith-In-Action/Responding-to-the-World/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Disaster-Responses/Ongoing-Responses/Pacific-Typhoon.aspx.

United Way update

The Luther College community has shown a tremendous amount of support for the United Way of Winneshiek County.  Together we have already contributed more than $21,000 for this worthy cause. The community can continue to turn in forms to Human Resources through the end of the year. Thank you again for your support.

Norse Chow is back

Norse Chow (sometimes called Muddy Buddies) is back in the C-Store. It's made fresh in Luther's bakery.

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 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19; 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20; or 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Dessert provided. See LIS Events for more information. Questions? Contact Andi Beckendorf <beckenan>.

LIS announces KATIE workshops

KATIE Gradebook: Introduction to advanced
Tuesday, Nov. 26: 9:15-10:15 a.m.

KATIE open hours: Drop by for however long and bring questions, projects, problems
Wednesday, Nov. 20: 1-3 p.m.

All held in Olin 301 Round Table Room.

Reminder: LASO food drive ends Nov. 19

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.

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 are invited to bring food donations to the basketball game. 


Events this week

Nov. 19, Music Ensemble Performance, Varsity Band/Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Nov. 20, SAC Leadership Speaker, "Winning the Money Game," Adam Carroll, 7:30 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206

Nov. 22, Fall Opera Performance, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 23, Fall Opera Performance, 1:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 23, Music Ensemble Performance, Chamber Orchestra, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Nov. 20: Andrea Markert, David Faldet, Interfaith Chapel, Native American Tradition

Friday, Nov. 22: David Vásquez, Aurora

Monday, Nov. 25: Thanksgiving Morning Prayer, Luther College Jazz Quintet

Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Thanksgiving Break, no chapel

Philanthropy Week at Luther

This year's celebration for National Philanthropy Week kicks off on Nov. 18 in the Union. As part of the celebration, colleges across the country join together to recognize the incredible impact that is made each day by the gifts of alumni, parents and friends.

We will color buildings blue. Keep an eye out each day to see where we're spreading the word about philanthropy. Join with students to Instagram, Tweet or Facebook something you love about Luther with the hashtag #ColorItBlue. For more information visit: 
www.facebook.com/philanthropyatluther or e-mail Kate Duffert at <kate.duffert>.

Diversity Center promoting International Men's Day

Luther's Diversity Center is promoting International Men's Day with a "Call a Man Campaign" Tuesday, Nov. 19. The center is asking everybody to take just five minutes out of their day to call a man they care about. Ask them how they are feeling, ask them about their health, and most importantly tell them that you care. Reasons for the poor state of men's health include:
· Lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues men face
· Men not openly discussing their health and how they're feeling
· Reluctance to seek help when men don't feel physical or mentally well
· Men engaging in risky activities that threaten their health 
· Stigmas surrounding mental health

Kate Lebo events at Luther

The Luther English department and the Center for Sustainable Communities present author Kate Lebo for three events Tuesday, Nov. 19 on the Luther campus.

The events include a writing workshop at 12:45 p.m. in Olin 105, a public reading at 4 p.m. in Olin 102, and a pie-making workshop at 7:15 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Decorah. Tickets for the pie-making workshop are $5 and the event is limited to 15 participants.

For more information or to reserve a spot for the workshop contact Andy Hageman at <hagean03>.

Luther College Woman's Club Nov. 19

Ann Sponberg Peterson presents the Luther College Woman's Club program "A Story of Empowering Learnings in Namibia" at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Peace Dining Room. All are welcome. The program includes music, a brief business meeting, an update of Luther events and refreshments. 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.

Luther Varsity Band and Philharmonia Nov. 19

The Luther College Varsity Band and Philharmonia ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. Directed by Jon Ailabouni, the Varsity Band will perform works by James Barnes, Percy Grainger, Charles Ives, Alfred Reed and Dimitri Shostakovich. Philharmonia, directed by Spencer Martin, will perform works by Georges Bizet, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Giuseppe Verdi.

Spanish Talent Show Nov. 19

The always-entertaining annual Spanish Talent Show will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Marty's. Acts include singers, dancers, actors and more. Prizes will be awarded. Entirely in Spanish but all can enjoy.

'Winning the Money Game' Nov. 20

Come interact, listen and learn Adam Carroll's financial success secret in the lecture "Winning the Money Game" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Valders 206.

Directed at teens and college-aged students, the lecture is said to be an informative look at how to make sure the college years are not also debt years. The event is sponsored by SAC Leadership and Student Support Services and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'Cabaret' performed Nov. 21-23

"Cabaret," a 1966 musical, will be performed by the Luther College Department for Visual and Performing Arts Nov. 21-23. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; and 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under; available at the Luther Ticket Office.

Asian Film Series, Nov. 21

With a population of 20 million people, Beijing produces 30,000 tons of waste each day. Where does the waste go? Chinese photographer Wang Jiuliang fearlessly documents the illegal landfills encircling Beijing and the black market of trash that threatens to poison the city. It is both "eye-opening and disturbing."

Asian Film Series will present this 72-minute documentary at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in Hovde Lounge, Preus Library.

'Duels, Divorce, and Divas: The Drama Unraveled'

Luther College students in the fall opera scenes program will present "Duels, Divorce, and Divas: The Drama Unraveled" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

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

Directed by Luther College professors Karen Kanakis and Jacob Lassetter, the program will feature scenes drawn from several well-known operas.

Archives hosts documentary premiere

The Luther College Archives will host the premiere of a new documentary about the 1936 Concert Band tour to Europe at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Valders 206. A reception with light refreshments will follow. The documentary includes the story of band member Willard Linnevold '37, and was created by Barb Nasby '74 and Siphamandla Simelane '14. Additional support was provided by the Office of the President.

Chamber Orchestra performance Nov. 23

The Luther College Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in the CFL Main Hall.

The orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D major, KV 504 ("Prague") as well as Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Thanksgiving Jazz Morning Prayer

Join the community for a special Thanksgiving Morning Prayer with the Luther College Jazz Quintet directed by Jon Ailabouni at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the CFL Main Hall. The service includes prayers, songs and readings, and concludes as usual in time for 11 a.m. classes.

Student recitals

Meggie DeJong '14, will perform a voice recital at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Mary Maiden Mueller '14, will perform a voice recital at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

Paul Christenson '14, will perform a piano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24.

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.


Du Huang served as an adjudicator for the Wisconsin Young Artist Piano Competition of the Music Teachers National Association, held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.



To Keith Christensen and Dawn Deines-Christensen on the Nov. 11 death of Dawn's father, John Deines. John was a pastor in the Northeastern Iowa synod, and formerly served as campus pastor at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. The service was held Nov. 16 in Cedar Falls. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Martha Deines, 1111 E. Seerley Blvd., Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Thank you

The Food Council would like to thank everyone who generously contributed spare change to "Penny Wars" to raise money for the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. We raised $107.61 as part of our "Orange Day" festivities in the Cafeteria, and "Orange Month," a campaign to end hunger in the U.S. Sophomores came in first place and seniors came in second place for the competition; first years raised the most money total.

New employee

Kathryn Skold began her position as administrative assistant in the Financial Aid office Nov. 11. Her office is Main 27, telephone 387-1018. 


Lecture and Fine Arts committee funds available

The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee has pooled the remaining funds in each of the funding categories, and is accepting applications through Dec. 1 for event funding. Applicants whose applications were previously declined can revise and resubmit their events and applications. Applications are to be completed online at https://www.luther.edu/programming/lfa/.


For sale: Queen size waterbed, Softside frame with heater. In good condition, asking $100. Contact Jane at <hildebja>, or call 382-3366 in the evening.

For sale: White leather couch with hide-a-bed and matching loveseat. Nice condition. Non-smoking home, asking $500. Email Heather at <freyheat>, or call 380-2401.

For sale: Single, adjustable, remote operated, Craftmatic bed and mattress for $300, or best offer. Valued new at $1,500. Two-piece dining room hutch and cabinet for $125. Call Keith, 380-7453. Still available are 1x12 inch and 1x3 inch various lengths of cedar siding planks. Call for price.

For rent: Three-bedroom, two-bathroom home near college. Two-car garage. All appliances including washer and dryer. Short-term rental available. No pets. Call 387-0242.

For sale: Two winter snow tires and wheels: 205 75 14. Nice condition. Call 387-0242.

For sale: Charming three bedroom, two bathroom home within short walk of college. Great location, secluded in trees. Two-car garage. Call (319) 427-3593 for more info.

For sale: Currie Electric Scooter that goes 15 mph and holds a charge for about 20 minutes. The scooter is metal and comes with a charger and key. Really good condition. If interested email and we will send photos. Asking $60. Also for sale is a set of hardcover Guinness World Record books years 2000-2008, and 2011. In really good condition, asking $50. If interested email <kimpowell>.

For sale: 2012 Toyota Prius II with 14,000 miles. Comes with a  transferable extended warranty. Can get 54 miles per gallon. Silver color. Contact Lyle <halvly01> or call 419-2897.

For sale: 2010 Town and Country Touring edition. Has 87,000 miles and is in excellent condition with Stow and Go seating, and power side doors and tailgate. Brilliant black color. Asking $12,000. For more information contact <carlsosc>.

Found: Eyeglasses with dark green tortoiseshell plastic frames were found on the sidewalk on Center St. near High St. on Monday evening, Nov. 11. Call Julia, 387-1622, to claim.

Free cats: Five, five-week-old kittens need a loving home. All the kittens are box trained. If you are interested in having one or would like more information please call or email Val at 568-8451 or <heikva01>. 

Housing needed: Housing needed for retired parents of a faculty member. Flexible dates, late November to mid December. Contact <kutzer01>.

For sale: Tired getting home after work, only to find there's no milk in the refrigerator? Try ordering Homestead Dairy milk from the C Store! It is bottled fresh each week; then delivered Tuesdays and Fridays.

For sale: Beautiful smooth black leather Merrell Encore Nova 2 fashion sneakers size eight, medium. Never worn, still in original box. Shoes have a low back like a clog. Retail for $80, will sell for $50 OBO. Email <gilbertc> or call 382-9863.

Ride needed: Decorah senior citizen seeks ride to Minneapolis on Dec. 29. Travel date is flexible. Please respond to [email protected].


And finally...

Nov. 19 is International Men's day

Several significant historical events also happened: 

- In 1805 the first European Americans to cross the continent reached the Pacific Ocean. Their names were Lewis and Clark

- In 1863 Lincoln delivers his famous address in Gettysburg; "4 score and 7 years ago..." 

- In 1895 Frederick E. Blaisdell patents the pencil

- In 1928 the first issue of Time magazine is released, Japanese Emperor Hirohito on the cover

- In 1965 Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries are created


- In 1997 in Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, and all seven are still alive.