On Nov. 29 a student left his coat in the hallway of Jenson-Noble at about 2:20 p.m. but when he returned to the place he left the coat at 4:00 p.m. it was gone. Perhaps someone took the coat mistaking it for their own. The missing coat is a mostly royal blue Columbia Bugaboo coat, size medium.
In a Chips article about the upcoming Iowa caucuses that appeared last week, my colleague professor of Political Science Mike Engelhardt was quoted as saying “Luther students have not played a major role in our caucuses here in Decorah.” While this is true of Luther Republicans it is not true of Luther Democrats. In January 2008, over 600 Luther students caucused for Barack Obama and dozens more for Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. A win in a predominantly white state gave the underdog Obama the boost he needed especially with the favorite Hillary Clinton rebounding to win New Hampshire the following week.
Simply put, Professor Brett Johnson is the reason why I’m a sociology major. Taking his Introduction to Sociology class not only opened my eyes to the prevalent social issues that ravage the world today, but also lit a fire within me to go out and make an impact. More than just teach the concepts, Professor Brett encourages and provides opportunities for students to apply what they’re learning directly to the reality that surrounds them.
In the early morning of Nov. 19 graffiti was discovered on the walls on multiple floors in Dieseth. The writing, done in chalk, was wiped off by custodial staff. We do not know at this point who is responsible but an investigation is on-going. Anyone with information on this or any other crime on campus is asked to contact Security.
Two announcements and a meditation:
1. “Random Acts of Shakespeare”
I’m adding a new wrinkle to the “Our Shakespeare” project: an opportunity for any and all of you to release your kooky side in some kind of Shakespeare experience. All you need to do is to do it and to let me know you did it.
Dr. Phillip Reitan, Professor Emeritus of Biology, posed some questions about Luther’s wind turbine project in a letter to the editor published in the Nov. 17 edition of Chips.
A lot of people emphasize the Christmas at Luther aftermath: the final up-bow release of the violin section when the final note rings in the air. It’s glorious, but for me, not the only glorious moment.
The real essence of the show comes from the devotion from all the students trying not to let their schedules fall askance, to make their lives coincide with the “joy” Dr. Sandra Peter shouts when tired musicians want nothing more than to leave Baby Jesus away in the manger. It’s the struggle that makes the show.