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Dinner time rush. Due to meal transfers only being offered in one place, students find the cafeteria very crowded and lines long during meal times.

Hannah Garry

Staff writer

A change in available meal plans and dining options from last year to this year has affected the Dining Services team as well as student eating habits. This year students living on campus could pick one of six meal plans with varying ratios of meals per week to dining dollar. All meal plans will cost each student the same price, ($1805)

Student injured at frisbee tournament Casey DeLima

News editor

On October 12, ultimate frisbee player Scott Boehm (‘15) was injured during an ultimate frisbee tournament near Milawaukee, Wis. As Boehm dove to make a defensive play, another player’s legs hit Boehm in the chest in such a way that his heart stopped. This is called commotio cordis and occurs when there is an impact over the heart during a certain time in the heartbeat cycle, causing the heart to stop. Boehm’s teammates were quick to realize something was wrong. “At first, it looked like he had the wind Injury continued on page 4

except for the “ultimate meal plan”, which costs $115 more and offers one meal swipe per hour along with $100 dining dollars per semester. The available meal plans changed in response to a bigger transformation Luther has been undergoing this year which included the removal of the meal swipe option at Marty’s and Oneota. Last spring Luther students and faculty collaborated to create a new plan that would better fit the newly remodeled cafeteria. “My committee is Student Learning and Campus Life. We make decisions regarding academic and social issues on campus.” -Luke Hanson (‘14)

“I serve on the Finances and Enrollment committee. We oversee the budget, including capital projects and institutional solvency, and assess enrollment, including selectivity, financial aid and compisition of the student body.” -Paul Esker (‘14) I serve on the Outreach and Gifts committee. We oversee and execute fundraising initiatives and maintain alumni relationships.” -Libby Logsden (‘15)

“We had a lot of input before we made that decision last year,” General Manager of Dining Services Wayne Tudor said. “We wanted to allow each place to have its own identity and really offer a wider range of meal options to students.” Tudor said implementing the new system has been a challenge this year. Meal Plans continued on page 4

Representatives elected to Board of Regents Sam Molzahn

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Staff writer Representation are Student Learning

Last spring, three members of Student Senate were elected to serve as student representatives to the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents is comprised primarily of Luther alumni and makes decisions regarding the College’s long-term future. The representatives this year are Student Senate President Paul Esker (‘14), Vice-President Luke Hanson (‘14) and Libby Logsden (‘15). “The three representatives to the Board of Regents are elected from the Student Senate and elected by the Student Senate,” Hanson said. “Any senator, regardless of their position, could run to be elected for the Board of Regents positions. So every spring we will seek applications from within the Student Senate and those applicants apply for particular committees within the Board of Regents.”

and Campus Life, Finances and Enrollment and Outreach and Gifts. The three-representative format is different from years past. “In the past there used to be four different positions,” Logsden said. “One from SAC, the student senate president, the Congregational Council president and a Diversity Center representative, and last year we moved to a system of voting for [senators].” The three representatives are placed on the committees and report information to the Student Senate as well as provide an outlet for student opinion. “The student representatives are allowed to participate in a lot of the events that the Board of Regents have during their tri-annual meetings on campus,” Hanson said. “They have Board of Regents continued on page 4




October 17, 2013

What is the “other?” Maggie Steinberg

Staff Writer

Walking around campus last week, you may have noticed the red umbrellas hanging from trees sporting statistics about mental health at Luther. These features were put up by Active Minds and launched Mental Health Awareness Week. “[The umbrellas] raise awareness about mental health while keeping it exclusive to Luther College,” Active Minds Vice President Sadie Stoiber (‘15) said. “There is a lot of stigma associated with mental illness and mental health, so by making that impact and making it close to home; it forces people to pay attention.” This year, Luther had a Paideia lecture series talk about mental health as well as an Active Minds meeting focusing on the stigma of mental illnesses. Associate Professor of Psychology Joseph Breitenstein presented on stigmatization in his talk, “The ‘Other’ is Us: The Stigmatization of Mental Illness,” a Paideia lecture series talk on Oct. 8. The lecture focused on how society stigmatizes mental illness through the use of words, media and public policy. “Words chosen by us define the ‘other,’” Breitenstein said. He showcased slang words such as “lunatic” and “crazy” that are often used to describe strange circumstances or behaviors. According to Breitenstein, this places more barriers between people with mental illness and their inclusion in society. By using stigmatizing references in daily life, Luther students may find themselves placing barriers among their peers based on mental health status. “The Luther ‘other’ is the Luther ‘us,’” Breitenstein said, addressing stigmas found on campus. “[But] stigma can also be a virtue, a communal love that connects us to all ‘others.’” Mental Health Awareness Week continued with the Oct. 10 meeting of Active Minds, a student organization aimed at having conversation about mental illness on campus and in the larger society. “We have two goals,” Stoiber said. “One is to promote the mental well-being of all students and faculty on campus . . . and our second goal is to raise awareness and literacy

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Activate your mind. Active Minds promotes healthy discussion on mental illness. on mental health issues.” Active Minds hosts events throughout the semester and has discussion groups every Thursday from 8-9 p.m. at the Center for Women and Gender Equality. “I’m definitely noticing an increased interest this year, which is really good,” Stoiber said. “College especially is a time where more people want to know about this stuff because they might be going through something...Maybe just shedding some light is enough for people to be more aware and get help if they need it.”

Callista Gingrich visits alma mater Julia Joseph

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Staff Writer kept music in her life. She earned music scholarships

Homecoming brought the familiar faces of Callista (‘88) and Newt Gingrich to campus Oct. 5. Callista Gingrich returned to Luther for her 25year class reunion. This is not the first time Callista Gingrich and politician husband Newt have been back to Luther since she graduated. “They come back every five years for the reunions and sometimes more just to visit Decorah,” Dan Marlow (‘88) said. “Reunions are a special night that make you feel like you’re back in college again.” The class of 1988 reunion was held on Saturday night at Oneota Golf and Country Club. Along with that, Callista had a book signing on Saturday in the Book Shop. While attending Luther, Callista Gingrich was

to keep up with paying for lessons, playing the French horn and singing alto in choir. Callista Gingrich wanted to give back to the community that helped her while attending Luther. Vice President for Development Keith Christensen (‘80) worked with Callista to establish a scholarship for music lessons. “Callista didn’t grow up in a wealthy family, so this idea was something she could get excited about,” Christensen said. “The scholarship helps 15-20 students a year, and the Gingriches build on to the amount.” While talking with Jordy Barry (‘15), Callista said that Luther has a sense of community, and that when she comes back, it feels like she has never left. Having alumni come back to campus, either for

homecoming or to help current students with career plans, adds to campus life, Barry said. “It’s great to hear all their different stories,” Barry said. “They are so passionate about things that I care about, too. It proves that the people we meet here have a profound influence on our lives.”

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Meet and greet. Alli Kephart (‘15) meets the Gingriches.

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Back home. Callista Gingrich greets Anna Carlisle, granddaughter of Tom Carlisle (‘68), at Homecoming.

Sharing community. Matt Nielson (‘16), Ryan Goos (‘16) and Carter Johnson (‘16) meet Newt and Callista.


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House GOP floats plan counter to emerging Senate deal House Republican Party leaders Tuesday floated a plan in response to a Senate deal to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. But the plan got mixed reviews from the rank and file and it was not clear whether it could pass the chamber. The measure would fund the government through Jan. 15 and give Treasury the ability to borrow normally through Feb. 7.

*** Talks to begin in Geneva on Iran nuclear stand-off World powers are set to begin two days of talks in Geneva with Iran on its controversial nuclear program, but no major breakthrough is expected. Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, has said he wants a deal within six months. Iran will hold discussions with representatives of the P5+1 group, made up of Britain, China, France, Russia, the U.S. and Germany.

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Play on. Bobby Ragoonanan (‘14) receives the Presser Award from Professor of Music John Strauss.

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Staff Writer Beethoven’s Fifth, but to see it performed is a

Orchestra, band, choir, participating in and directing musical theater, accompanying students, organizing and participating in benefit concerts and playing piano for his local church are some of the qualifications on Bobby Ragoonanan’s Ragoonanan (‘14) resume. In honor of his accomplishments, Ragoonanan was announced as the recipient of the Theodore Presser Scholarship for 2013 at the Homecoming concert on Oct. 6. “I was shocked and surprised,” Ragoonanan said. “There’s so much talent in the music department. To be chosen among people like that was astonishing.” According to the scholarship’s website, the Presser Scholar Award is a national scholarship of approximately $4,000 that acknowledges an “outstanding music major.” The award is a gift from the Presser Foundation, an organization founded after the “Etude” music magazine publisher Theodore Presser’s death. “Students are nominated by the faculty and then we vote,” Associate Professor of Music Spencer Martin said. “Sometimes there are multiple rounds of voting. It’s the highest award we can bestow on a current student.” While Ragoonanan began playing the piano at age five, he did not begin to think of music as a career until his grandparents took him to see a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5.

totally different experience,” Ragoonanan said. “After the performance, and with the influence of my teachers Pat Moriarty and Matt Dehnel, I realized that I wanted to take [music] seriously.” Throughout his high school career, Ragoonanan was given leadership opportunities in his community. During his first year at Roseville (Minn.) High School, Ragoonanan served as the rehearsal pianist for the local middle school, which led to his being hired to play piano for musicals during his junior year. Ragoonanan also directed a local production of “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” and organized a vocal and keyboard concert series through his church. During his time at Luther, Ragoonanan has played oboe in Philharmonia and Wind and Percussion Ensemble. Going from participant to conductor, Ragoonanan is currently working with Martin, who conducts Philharmonia, on an independent study on conducting for graduate school applications. Ragoonanan has weekly conducting lessons with Martin and has conducted Philharmonia rehearsals in preparation for studying orchestral conducting in graduate school. “He’s versatile, flexible, eager to collaborate, friendly; these are the qualities that people look for when you’re looking to hire a musician,” Martin said. “As a conductor, musicians want to play under someone who is likeable, who is good, who is musically qualified, who challenges them musically, but who is friendly and approachable.” Past Presser Scholarship winners include Phuc Phan (‘13) in 2012, Tyler Zey (‘12) in 2011, and Michael Penick (‘11) in 2010.

Madagascar bubonic plague warning Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, experts have warned. The Red Cross and Pasteur Institute say inmates in the island’s rat-infested jails are particularly at risk. Madagascar had 256 plague cases and 60 deaths last year, the world’s highest recorded number.

*** Philippines quake kills 93 in Cebu An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit the central Philippines, killing at least 93 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck underneath the island of Bohol, in a region popular with tourists. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive wave was not expected.

*** Libyan al-Qaeda suspect in New York to face charges Abu Anas al-Liby was seized earlier this month in a U.S. raid in Tripoli and has been transferred to New York. Al-Liby had been questioned on board a navy ship while traveling to the U.S. He is accused of links with al-Qaeda and involvement in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa.

*** Myanmar hotel hit by explosion Trader’s Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar was hit by an explosion on Oct. 14. Police say they assume the blast was caused by a bomb. One American guest was reportedly injured in the blast. Police said three suspects have been detained in relation to the blast. There was little sign of damage to the outside of the building. It is the latest in a series of small explosions in Myanmar.

*** Hunter found in Calif. forest ate squirrels 72-year-old hunter Gene Penaflor, who was lost for more than two weeks in a Calif. forest, survived by eating squirrels and other animals he shot with his rifle, and by making fires and packing leaves and grasses around his body to stay warm, his family said Monday. Penaflor was found Oct. 12 in Mendocino National Forest by other hunters. News Compiled from:,




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Meal plans receive mixed reviews Meal Plan

but the caf is not big enough to ďŹ t everybody in here and to get people though in a reasonable amount of time,â€? Because of the changed meal plans, business in Marty’s Chelanga Langason (‘16) said. He believes students are and Oneota is down. According to Tudor this change was more willing to use their meals than their dining dollars expected, and Dining Services also changed the menu because dining dollars, have a ďŹ xed monetary value, “You at Marty’s in anticipation of this by including a taco and want to save up your dining dollars but a meal transfer burrito line and removing some items. doesn’t mean anything,â€? Langason said. “We tried to simplify the menu and make Campbell said that she was initially it easier by taking on fewer things and worried about running out of dining doing them extremely well,â€? Tudor said. “People are eating dollars but has found that one of the Cassie Campbell (‘16) works at Marty’s new meal plan options, 120 meals in the caf a lot and said she has noticed a decrease in per semester and 600 dining dollars, business this year. “I worked a similar time more, but the caf is working for her. last year, too, and it was always a lot more is not big enough “They deďŹ nitely made up for it busy,â€? Campbell said. with dining dollars. I’m halfway Campbell also said she was upset by to ďŹ t everybody through the semester now and I’m some of the changes to the Marty’s menu. in here and to get doing pretty good on dining dollars “They don’t have the pizzas anymore and I’m doing the same thing that I people though which really sucks,â€? Campbell said. did last year,â€? Campbell said. Dining services has also had to increase in a reasonable Tudor concedes that students stafďŹ ng in the cafeteria in response to amount of time.â€? have had to undergo a change. In an increased business, new stations and new attempt to give students a quicker hours. they could get by using a meal Chelanga Langason option “We’ve really had to change things transfer, Dining Services created (‘16) the Grab and Go option at a pickup around to make sure there’s somebody to cook at the grill and make sure there is window outside the caf. somebody there to make sandwiches on the Langason does not think this deli throughout the whole afternoon,â€? Tudor said. option is a reasonable substitute. Most of the changes in the cafeteria, Tudor said, have “There’s only one place as opposed to two last year garnered a positive reaction. where you can get a meal transfer to go,â€? Langason said. “We’ve gotten very, very good reactions from the He said he thinks that the long line outside the pick up changes we’ve made such as doing larger pizzas with the window at meal times makes it hard for students to get uted crust as well as adding the turbo chef oven and doing food for a meal swipe in between classes. toasted subs,â€? Tudor said. “Now it’s a matter of making This could be attributed to the Grab and Go window’s sure that we can keep up with what we’ve created.â€? unanticipated growing popularity. “It goes up daily still, Some students are upset with how the changed meal I expected it to increase the ďŹ rst week or two but we’re Hannah Garry/Chips plans have affected their dining experiences and have still increasing daily,â€? Dining Services Retail Operations created longer wait times and a shortage of food in the Manager Diane Narum (‘01) said. Waiting in line. Students wait in the cafeteria to get their meals. caf eteria due to the absence of a meal transfer option Tudor said that Dining Services is still working on anywhere else. making things better for Luther students. “Because you can’t do meal transfers at Oneota or “We continue trying to improve things and make them Marty’s anymore, people are eating in the caf a lot more, run more smoothly,â€? Tudor said. continued from page 1

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knocked out of him,â€? teammate Joe Novak (‘14) said. “Then he rolled onto his back, and it was obvious something more serious had happened. When we ran over to him, he didn’t have a pulse, so we started doing CPR.â€? Novak and a coach from the University of Iowa did CPR for about ďŹ ve to seven minutes when a sherriff arrived with an automated external deďŹ brillator, which determined that a shock was necessary. After a shock and a few chest compressions,

Boehm’s heart began to beat again and he eventually regained consciousness. When the ambulance arrived, Boehm was fully awake and even cracking jokes. Boehm is currently at home for a short period of time, but is expected to make a full recovery. “The outpouring of support that Scott and the team has received from the Ultimate community is impressive,� Novak said. “It speaks to how well-regarded he is by everyone he has met in his long career in playing frisbee.�

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one closed session during their stay here, but otherwise we’re allowed to participate in a lot of their committee sessions and business meetings and things like that. And during all of those we are allowed and encouraged to offer the opinions and insights of the student body.� Each representative sits in on the Board of Regents’ meetings as well as the committee meeting to which they are assigned, allowing student representation to be present at almost all of the meetings. As well as report on what happened at the meetings, the representatives are also there to report student concerns to the board. “[The representative’s] role is to bring a student voice to the Regents and let them know student opinions, and how we could make Luther better for the students,� Logsden said. “If students have concerns we’re here to be a voice to the Board of Regents.�

“The board is really everything,� Hanson said. “More than the President the Board decides the future of our college. President Tiede and whoever our next president will be run things day-to-day, but the regents are the ones who decide if we build a new building or if we’re going to start a new academic program; they ultimately vote on tenure decisions. They basically have a vision for the college and see it through. Their opinions and leadership are essential.� The Board of Regents makes decisions regarding student life at Luther College and the three representatives are an outlet for students to voice their opinions to the board. “Students should feel welcome and encouraged to come talk to me, Paul or Libby at any time about issues that they think the Board of Regents should know about,� Hanson said. “We want to fulfill our representation as best we can, and the only way to do that is if students seek representation.�


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Sounds of art

October 17, 2013

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My art will go on. Professor of Music Jessica Paul accompanied Jenny LeDoux (‘15) at the year’s first Art Song Jamboree on Monday, Oct. 14.

Jessica Paul’s Art Song Jamboree showcases work of female composers. Dylan Hinton

Staff Writer

Luther College is brimming with opportunities for young performers. On Monday, Oct. 14, the Art Song Jamboree showcased the talents of Luther students and faculty alike. The project, conceived by Professor of Music Jessica Paul, aims not only to explore the beauty of the art song, but also to celebrate the works of female composers. “The atmosphere surrounding women composers in years past has not always encouraged them to compose,” Paul said. “So I’m extremely interested in these women who have been creative and maybe not had a voice.” The Art Song Jamboree began in 2006 when Paul returned from a sabbatical exploring female composers. Inspired by her studies, she began an informal event within her vocal studio that gradually expanded to include faculty and other vocal students,

drawing the performers together under the umbrella of female composers and the art song. “There are a couple types of music that classical singers perform, one of which is the art song,” Jamboree performer Jenny LeDoux (‘15) said. “Art songs are poems, so they really focus on the text, and the performers job is to convey the emotion of that text through the music.” Emotion was prevalent throughout the performance, ranging from songs about love lived, love lost, death and nature. The lyrics, and in some cases translations, to each piece were projected onto the wall behind the performer, allowing the audience to fully understand the impact of each song. -Jenny “The piece I’m performing (Nancy Bloomer Deussen’s “Two American Songs”) is incredibly beautiful,” Jamboree performer Nathan Wiley (‘15) said. “It gives me a way to express my admiration for the women in my life, and to honor them through the music I’m performing.”

The Art Song Jamboree is not only a performance opportunity for students, but also a learning experience. “[The Art Song Jamboree] introduces students to new repertoire, and repertoire they might not necessarily hear performed very often,” Paul said. “When a piece hasn’t been widely performed and students haven’t heard recordings or seen it done, it allows the student to see it through fresh eyes, which I think is the purest way to let music affect you.” Held twice a year by the students in Paul’s vocal coaching seminar, as well as by supportive faculty members, the Jamboree seems to stick with performers. “As singers it can be so easy to become wrapped up in wondering, ‘How do I sound?’, ‘How am I LeDoux (‘15) doing?’, ‘I’m so nervous about my performance,’” LeDoux said. “But ultimately, performing [an art song] is not about you. It’s about the desire to take a beautiful message that a poet has written and a composer has accentuated and sharing it with others.”

“It’s about the desire to take a beautiful message that a poet has written and composer has accentuated and sharing with others.”



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A look at Luther soror during pledge month Britta thompson

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Keep calm and put your pearls on. Pledges of Luther sorority Tau Delta Gamma sport their blue and white at the 2013 Homecoming parade on October 5. Typically, all three Luther sororities have a float in this annual parade.

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All dressed up and nowhere to go. Alpha Beta Psi reenact a Saturday Night Live skit.


The month of October is well-known as month for greek life on campus. For thirty day of Luther sororities and fraternities participat days, parties and other pledging traditions in o their commitment and become active mem chosen sisterhoods and brotherhoods. For the women, reasons for joining a sorori common theme is the desire to grow as a pe joining a tight-knit group of women. “I decided to pledge because I wanted to be m at Luther and I wanted to branch out and meet

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The Balalaika Ensemble strums again Luther Balalaika Ensemble concert features professional singer, raises money for student scholarship matt helm

staff writer

Dressed to impress in colorful Russian costumes, the Luther College Balalaika Ensemble gave a rousing performance last Saturday, Oct. 6, to an intimate group of family and friends. Audience members were invited to chant along and tap their feet to traditional Eastern European folk songs, including crowd favorites like “Kalinka” and “Burn, Burn, Romani Love!” “We are the only college in the nation with a Balalaika Ensemble, which is pretty amazing,” Russian Studies

Professor Laurie Iudin-Nelson said. “Music in Russian culture is very important. Singing these songs helps connect language with culture and music.” Most involved students had very little or no experience with the balalaika prior to joining the ensemble. The instruments are provided by Professor IudinNelson. Triangular in shape, balalaikas come in a variety of sizes, with the prim balalaika being the -Laurie smallest and highest pitch. The ensemble also uses the oval-shaped domra in their performances. The domra is another three-stringed folk instrument. IudinNelson accompanies the group on her accordion. “If you go to a party at a Russian’s house, they will sing folk songs by the hour. Verse after verse,” Iudin-Nelson

said. “There’s a nice sense of camaraderie in our group. It’s like a community. We have a lot of fun.” The ensemble’s most recent concert provided the opportunity for past Russian Studies alumni to come back to campus and share their talents. Among them was professional singer Ami Hall (‘96), the first Luther College Russian Studies graduate and the first Luther student to travel abroad to Russia for a semester. Hall is currently a performing arts Iudin-Nelson teacher in Sheridan, Colorado. “Laurie [Iudin-Nelson]’s dynamic personality and her passion for teaching and Russian are what keep me coming back,” Hall said. The concert served as a fundraiser for the Bruce and Amy Wrightsman Memorial Scholarship, which supports Russian Studies students interested

“We are the only college in the nation with a Balalaika Ensemble, which is pretty amazing.”

in study abroad experiences. The late Bruce Wrightsman (1933-2009) played an instrumental role in establishing the Russian major at Luther. Sarah McRoberts (‘14) was the first scholarship recipient and plans to use it to help fund her upcoming January Term trip, “Peace and Reconciliation Dialog in Norway and the Balkans.” It is Sarah’s third year participating in the Balalaika Ensemble. “I think that Balalaika and the Russian department all in all are an unfortunately well-kept secret on campus,” McRoberts said. With over 200 concerts to their credit, the Balalaika Ensemble has consistently made performing for charity a priority. The group has raised money for the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy Food Sharing Ministry and for medical aid to the city of Petrozavodsk, Russia. “We have raised thousands of dollars for charitable causes. The service component is very important to me, and I think it is important for the students, too,” Iudin-Nelson said.




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Tau Delta Gamma pledge Katelyn Bjerke (‘16) said. Alpha Beta Psi pledge Renae Eddy (‘15) decided to pledge for similar reasons. “I wanted to make new friends and just kind of see what else was out there,” Eddy said. Eddy is also enthusiastic about being a member of Alpha Beta Psi because of the bonds she will make. “I am looking forward to being really close with all of the girls and making hopefully lifelong connections with them,” Eddy said. For many of the pledges, having friends already in a certain sorority was also a contributing factor. “It was a big decision of which sorority I was going to choose,” Bjerke said. “I chose [Tau Delta Gamma] because I knew some of the girls already in it, and some of my other friends were going to pledge.” Chi Theta Roe pledge Lexi Polk (‘16) had originally

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know each other at the greek life skit night.

planned to attend a larger school and be part of one of its sororities, but chose to come to Luther instead because of its music program. She knew there were sororities here too, but didn’t intend on joining any of them until one of her friends, a member of Chi Theta Rho, told her about the sorority and about the pledging process. “I wasn’t interested in any of them until my friend showed me Chi Theta Rho, and I love everything about it,” Polk said. “I’m having a great time.” Pledges stress that there is a lot of fun to be had during pledging. Dress-up days are particularly enjoyable for the pledges because they provide an opportunity to be creative. “It’s like Halloween every day,” Eddy said. “The actives give you a theme and some ideas. So I just hit up Goodwill and bought a bunch of random stuff. Pledges also participate in many other activities. Each sorority has a float in the Homecoming Parade; it is the


pledges’ job to decorate the floats. The sororities also do Skit Night and the pledges take turns onstage at Marty’s performing short skits that they have written about the pledge process. Finally, each sorority has its own special traditional activities, some of which are confidential. As fun as pledge month is, it is not without its hurdles. It is common for pledges to have trouble with professors who don’t appreciate the distraction that the pledges’ costumes can create during class “We were told if a professor doesn’t like it, we don’t have to dress up for that class,” Bjerke said. “School does come first.” Despite the ups and downs, Bjerke, Eddy and Polk all said that they would encourage other girls to pledge a sorority. “Being part of something bigger than yourself is really empowering,” Polk said. “I’m looking forward to having a family and having that sisterhood.”   

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Lots of Laughs. The Chi Theta Rho pledges sing, dance and laugh it up during their musical performance.

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alaika big smiles. The Balalaika Ensemble at their most recent concert during Homecoming weekend.

The traditional balalaika. Sarah McRoberts (‘14) is the first recipient of the Bruce and Amy Wrightsman Memorial Scholarship.


October 17, 2013

Arts & Entertainment


“Sound sculpting”

Willful Devices project combines musical improvisation and technology. Marin Nycklemoe

Volunteer Writer

Featuring the musical talents of Patrick O’Keefe and Scott Miller, contemporary music duo Willful Devices is a mixture of improvisational clarinet and computers. They performed a guest recital in the Noble Recital Hall on Thursday, Oct. 10. “This project interested me because of the improvisational aspect,” O’Keefe said. “We’re making the music up as we go, making it up in the moment.” For both composers, the improvisational aspect is what drew them in to the idea of performing as a duo. O’Keefe, a member of the St. Paul based Zeitgeist and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and Miller, a composer and professor at St. Cloud State University, have been working together since 2004. Both use their classical training to expand on their improvised contemporary music. “I was most interested in computers improvisation in college, even though my background was in conservative, traditional composition,” Miller said. According to O’Keefe, Willful Devices is all about the sound. “Our music is a lot about sound sculpting,” O’Keefe said. “It’s about the making of sound, shaping it, and then controlling the sound … Even though I’m playing the clarinet, a standard instrument, I think of it more as a sound-shaping instrument. It’s stuff that’s happening in real time, being processed in the now.” The recital consisted of a mixture of clarinet and bass clarinet played into a microphone, then run through a

computer program. Miller would then run the recording through a series of computers, warping the sound and creating an almost otherworldly song. At the end of the concert, the duo left their equipment onstage and invited up anyone who wanted to join. “It was amazing and also hard to describe,” Calla Olson (‘14) said. “The best way I can describe it is that it’s like contact improv. It’s more about the performer exploring the sound. You get to experience the performance along with the musician.” During his visit, O’Keefe held a master class with

Associate Professor of Music Michael Chesher’s clarinet studio. “It was wonderful getting to play in the master class,” Sara Pecinovsky (‘14) said. “It was great to get a new perspective. I think it’s not just good for me, but good for everyone else in the seminar as well. Getting an outside and professional perspective is always a great learning opportunity.” If you want to learn more about Willful Devices or hear some of their music, visit their website at http://www.

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Drop the bass (clarinet). Willful Devices is a collaboration between Patrick O’Keefe (above) and Scott Miller.

New recordings from Nordic Choir, Jazz Orchestra Anna Jeide

Brazil,” Jazz Orchestra percussionist Casey

Staff Writer Tecklenburg (‘16) said.

When perusing the Luther Book Shop, one may notice two recent additions to the vast collection of recordings by Luther music ensembles. Just before Homecoming, Nordic Choir and Jazz Orchestra each released new albums titled “Go, Lovely Rose” and “Aquarela” respectively. “Aquarela,” “watercolor” in Portugese, describes the ensemble and diverse pieces on the album. “It symbolizes the varying, colorful repertoire of the Luther College Jazz Orchestra and the strong connection between the ensemble and the people and music of

For many Jazz Orchestra members, “Aquarela” recalls memories of the ensemble’s tour in Brazil during the summer of 2012. “The Brazil tour was a big moment in our college careers,” said Jazz Orchestra trumpet player Eric Angeroth Franks (‘15). “To go down to Brazil and perform for soldout venues and to have people constantly cheering for encores is as close as a lot of us will get to being professional musicians.” About the value of recording, Franks said, “You can never play it exactly the same way again, but if you record it you’re somehow preserving those memories and

that emotional connection with the music.” Jazz Orchestra can only record in a professional recording studio every few years. “It takes a lot of money and planning to get us to a recording studio,” Tecklenburg said. “I think a testament to last year’s group was that there weren’t more than two or three takes of each song in a recording studio.” Jazz Orchestra Director Tony Guzman (‘90) organized the recording session last spring at Catamount Recording, Inc. in Cedar Falls, Iowa and mastered the album over the summer. “Tony has done a lot of work with sound engineering,” Franks said. Nordic Choir’s new album “Go, Lovely Rose” is a combination of live recordings from home concerts and recording sessions from the Center for Faith and Life. “[‘Go, Lovely Rose’] was my favorite song that we sang,” Nordic Choir President Pat Fagan (‘14) said. “Each of these songs holds a distinct memory of a performance or a feeling of connection with someone else that I really bonded with over the song.” Recording can present challenges for an ensemble accustomed to performing in front of live audiences. “It’s a tedious process,” Nordic Choir Director Allen Hightower said. “One thing I find fascinating is finding the balance between the energy and spontaneity of a live performance and the potential of perfection in a recording session.” The album also holds sentimental value

for the choir. “Certainly it’s about the artistry, but it’s also like looking at an album of pictures of people that you dearly love,” Hightower said. “[It is] not just technical perfection, but something far more deeply rooted in the human connection and the human impulse.” Both albums are now available for purchase in the Luther College Book Shop, and digital recordings of Jazz Orchestra may be purchased on

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One for the album. “Go, Lovely Rose” and “Aquarela” are available in the Book Shop.




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It’s fairly difficult to miss the sustainability memo here at Luther. If the massive windmill on the horizon fails to clue you in, you’re likely to have seen at least one sustainability event on campus. We have many passionate students and faculty members committed to being responsible stewards of our environment and sharing that message. While many people on campus do a terrific job of promoting sustainable practices, it can often be difficult for the average student to be “more sustainable” or see the resulting fruits of their efforts. Despite the numerous accolades the institution has received and the tremendous appreciation of President Torgerson’s legacy for sustainability, we all can, and ought to, do more. As I’m sure many advocates would be quick to point out, sustainability is never reached or achieved. Rather, it’s an ongoing commitment that we all strive toward here at Luther. With that being said, I would like to focus on something many of us take for granted: clothes. Some of us obviously have more

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As a global not-for-profit organization, luxuries than others but it’s pretty safe Clothes4Souls collects old, lightly used to say that we all have the basic need of clothing and sends them to areas in need proper shoes and clothing met. That is through donation and establishment not the case everywhere else in the world. Poverty can be found in every society yet of micro-enterprises. SHOC (Students some are much more impacted by it. The Helping Our Community), a volunteer reality of having to make it through the organization here on campus, is running day with old, inadequate clothing and our third annual clothing drive for horrid footwear, if any, is one many of Clothes4Souls. We’ve found great us would hate to experience. These are success in collecting hundreds of pounds of clothing the past very basic needs two years and look to that need to be met even greater success for any realistic this time. chance of stopping We ask that while the perpetuation you’re relaxing and of poverty in the enjoying muchworld. Just like needed time off sustainability is a over fall break, you part of the ethos of also gather up any Luther College, so is clothing you no the calling to serve longer need or wish the common good. to donate and bring Many of you it back to campus. are probably Don’t stop at your questioning the relationship between -Sam Ward (‘15) own clothing; ask sustainability and the your siblings, need for clothing and parents, neighbors footwear for many or anyone else to in the world. However a few facts will donate and recycle their clothing to help likely make that relationship apparent. those in need. Bring back all that you Each year, 65 pounds of clothing are can and deposit the clothes in collection discarded per person in the US and 85% boxes located in the residence halls and of all clothing ends up in landfills rather the Union. This is a great opportunity to than being recycled. Clearly we need to combine our passions of sustainability rethink our process of dealing with old and commitment to serve. If you have any clothing that many of us take for granted. questions or would like to get involved Clothes4Souls, an offshoot of the better- further, please e-mail us at shoc@luther. known Soles4Souls, is dedicated to doing edu. just that. - Sam Ward (‘15), President of SHOC

With all the changes to dining areas on campus this year, there has been a lot of confusion. This is where Food Council comes in! Our purpose is to be a two-way conduit between students and Dining Services staff. Part of this is keeping you (the student body) informed of changes going on with the caf and other dining locations. There has been some confusion with the new caf hours and when food is available. Here’s the lowdown: the caf is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the week and you can always get something to eat. The caf is fully operational from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for breakfast, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch, and 5:00 p.m. until closing every day for dinner. However, between those times not all of the stations are available. You can always eat salad, soup, fruit, desserts and from the waffle and toast bar, but the main entrée line and simple servings (allergyfree) will be closed. You also have the option of asking someone at the grill and deli to prepare something

“Each year, 65 pounds of clothing is discarded per person in the US and 85% of all clothing ends up in landfills rather than being recycled.”

made to order. If you aren’t sure what is available to eat, ask and staff will be happy to direct you! Also, we would like to provide some clarification regarding recent Chips article about security cameras in the caf. There are a few items you are allowed to take out of the caf, including a single piece of fruit, a dessert or ice cream cone. You are not allowed to take entire loaves of bread, dishes of any kind, entire trays of dessert or entire plates or portions of food. The cafeteria is a restaurant; if you wouldn’t take it from a restaurant, don’t take it from the caf, or you will be charged. Some students try to justify stealing from the caf by claiming they are paying $8 for each meal so they deserve to take food out of the caf. This is actually not the case. Depending on their meal plan, students pay much less than the retail price for each meal, especially when you include J-Term meals. Hopefully this information helps alleviate some of the confusion with the new caf. While it isn’t home cooking, the cafeteria food is generally pretty tasty and it is easy to forget how good the food actually is sometimes. If you have any concerns or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Food Council representatives at - Emily Dufford (‘16)



October 17, 2013 Editorial

Matt Yan


On “slut-shaming”

Sports Editor

“She’s a slut.” “That girl’s a whore.” “She gets around a lot.” Admit it. We’ve all said or heard these things on campus before. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky to have avoided these nasty phrases, which are examples of what is commonly known as slut-shaming. Slut-shaming occurs when someone insults another person, most often a woman, for engaging in consensual sexual behavior outside of traditional

societal norms. The idea behind this is that women are only supposed to have sex with someone they are in a relationship with. To put it bluntly, slut-shaming is immature. Are we really so childish that we can’t accept the idea of other people engaging in activities that they are genetically predisposed to want and enjoy? Even if you don’t approve of sexual promiscuity, there’s no need to slander your classmates’ names. I once heard this analogy as a reason why men are allowed to sleep around and women aren’t—“If a key opens many locks it is a master key, but if a lock is opened by many keys, it is a poor lock.” This is a silly analogy because men and women are so much more complex than locks and keys. I’m not sure some of you know this, but women are not objects. They are people. When you call someone a slut, you are saying that they are somehow worth less than people who don’t sleep around. This is wrong and we all know it, yet somehow we allow slut-shaming to persist. This isn’t some self-righteous dig at Luther students because I’m equally as guilty as everyone else. I’ve called

people names in some attempt to fit in, we aren’t involved? It’s none of our but I’m getting tired of it all. I’m tired business anyway! Don’t blame society of passively accepting that women are for making us uphold the culture of somehow inferior to men. I’m tired shame; we ARE society. We can all of hearing my friends express their change the culture here at Luther. The next time you think about slutfear of being shamed for wanting to hook up with someone. I’m tired of shaming someone, remember that by doing so you are the assumption that directly contributing men are gods for to the womangetting laid and hating culture that women are nasty for giving them your daughters will grow up in. You what they want. are degrading every This needs to woman who has ever stop. We are had an influence better than this. in your life— Women, stop using your professors, slut-shaming as your girlfriends, a weapon against your sisters, your other women. It cousins, your aunts, lowers you to the - Matt Yan (‘14) your nieces, your level of the people grandmothers and who are oppressing your mother. If you you. Men, we shame a woman for should stop judging what women decide to do with their her sexual promiscuity, you might as well bodies when we are often the ones who have spit in all of these people’s faces. pressure them into doing those things. People who slut-shame others don’t Besides, who cares what other people respect women and they certainly don’t are doing with their bodies when respect themselves.

“When you call someone a slut, you are saying that they are somehow worth less than people who don’t sleep around.”

Opinion: Eve was framed

For the bravest man I’ve ever known Upworthy: “men can’t get raped.” had tried to tell someone, the response he got had been The resources for male survivors are scarce and eerily similar to the first photo from Upworthy. By that point, he was crying and so was I. Back then, scattered and nowhere near the level they need to be at. I didn’t know what to tell him so The women I know who are survivors I just held him and let him cry. have been met with horrendous But what I should have said is responses from people, but most of this: “I know you’re scared. I them have found at least one place know you’re unsure. And I know where they can go to tell their story you’re just beginning to heal, or find support. The men I know have but you are the bravest man I’ve had a much harder time finding even ever had the honor of knowing.” one safe place. On campus, the Center Sexual harassment, assault, and for Women and Gender Equality, the rape are not women’s issues, they’re Luther College Feminists, Counseling human issues. Because the reality Services, Health Services and College is that this can and does happen to Ministries are good resources for all genders. Ideally, there should anyone needing a safe place. be a way to prevent this from ever I met a man my sophomore year -Melinda McMahon (‘14) happening to anyone but for now, when I first was beginning to branch what we can do is remember that into feminist writing. He came to me this does happen to all genders and one day and asked if he could talk. He it is no less valid if it happens to a prefaced what he was about to say by saying he had never told anyone. He was nervous and man. To that beautiful man I met sophomore year, you shaking as he told me what happened to him in high are not alone, and you are still beautiful. And you’re the school. And then he told me that the only other time he bravest man I’ve ever known. on

“When we make sexual assault a ‘women’s issue’ we stigmatize and marginalize these men even more than they already are.”

Melinda McMahon


When we talk about sexual harassment, assault or rape, far too often we (myself included) categorize it as a women’s issue, but it’s not. Project Unbreakable ( is a photo campaign designed to let survivors tell their stories by submitting a photo with a sign expressing in some way what happened to them. Recently posted a series of eight photos from Project Unbreakable titled, “These Are The Faces Of Sexual Assault You May Not Have Expected To See.” All eight photos had been submitted by male survivors. When we make sexual assault a “women’s issue,” we stigmatize and marginalize these men even more than they already are. And the men who do find the courage to tell someone what happened to them have often been met with responses like one posted in the first photo


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Title IX increases participation Post-Title IX NCAA Statistics • From 1988-2011, there was a net gain of 510 men’s teams and 2,703 women’s teams in all NCAA divisions • The same time period saw a net loss of 312 men’s teams in Division I and a net gain of 715 women’s teams • Across all divisions, wrestling lost a net total of 104 programs, followed by men’s tennis, which lost 69 programs • In 2010-2011 there were 9,746 women’s teams and 8,568 men’s teams • There were 193,000 female college athletes in 2011 compared to 32,000 in 1972 Photo courtesy of ESPN and Women’s Sports Foundation

Participation makes progress. After the advent of Title IX, female participation in high school sports has increased steadily but still doesn’t match male participation. College sports participation is similarly unequal. Title IX continued from page 12

“We’re trying to provide equal opportunity for both genders and that’s how we’re approaching it,” Thompson said. A large difference between male and female athletics is that typically men do not have the opportunity to participate in women’s sports like volleyball, but women typically have the opportunity to participate in men’s sports. Thompson says that no women have participated in football, but a couple have participated in wrestling. O’Gara was part of the coaching staff when there was a female wrestler on the team, and even had a female

wrestler on his team when he wrestled in college. Although O’Gara believes that women with a high work ethic are able to fit in on an otherwise all-male wrestling team, they are naturally at a slight disadvantage. “A lot of colleges now have women’s wrestling, and there’s even a wrestling league for women, so I don’t know why a woman would wrestle on a male team in college when there’s better opportunities at different colleges to wrestle on a female team with other females,” O’Gara said. “Once you get to college, the females are just at a disadvantage with the males, so it’s nice for them to have their own league.” Although it is a case-by-case situation, Thompson agreed that the female wrestler at Luther had a difficult time competing with the men in her weight class.

• Women made up 43% of studentathletes in 2011 Thompson and O’Gara both believe that Title IX is not an issue at Luther, and that perhaps the difference in numbers can be attributed to the difference in interests. “We have [fewer] women that participate in sports than men,” Thompson said. “Why that is, I don’t know, but that’s a national trend. Women participate in athletics at a lesser level than men. Typically in music, it’s reversed. So you could argue, ‘are we providing equal opportunity for men in music?’ Well, I would say we probably are, but the interest just isn’t there. So I would say we’re providing equal opportunity, but based on numbers, we’re not equal. But I don’t think that’s really the goal. I think the goal is to make sure the experience we provide is equivalent, and I think we’re doing a good job of that.”

Superstitions drive athletes’ success Glitter, peanut butter cups and Jimmy John’s give athletes a mental edge. Luke Manderfeld

Volunteer Writer

Superstitions and sports go hand in hand. The best athletes have practiced superstitions, from Michael Jordan wearing his North Carolina shorts under his Bulls uniform to baseball player Wade Boggs eating only chicken the day of a game. The traditions in sports also factor into superstitions. For instance, there is an unwritten rule in baseball to not touch the foul line at anytime, while in hockey it is bad luck to let sticks cross. Nobody knows where these traditions came from, but most athletes who play these sports respect them because it is good luck. Superstitions abound in sports and Luther is no exception. “[If there’s] anything you do prior to a race and then you race really well, you want to keep doing that same thing,” cross country runner Marty Mitchell (‘14) said. “There was a while when I was eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups before races.” Mitchell considers himself one of the most superstitious runners on the team. He has done a number of things that he believed would help him win races.

“One time, one of the girls came up to me and rubbed glitter on my beard,” Mitchell said. “I ran the race and ended up doing really well. I had them do the same thing the next race.” Stories like this are common throughout sports, since many athletes believe that doing something before or during competitions will give them a leg up and perform better. “In sports you have superstitions and you have rituals,” Head Softball Coach Renae Hartl said. “Superstitions in sports happen by accident and something good comes out of it. The ritual is an action or behavior [done intentionally] that a player or coach does that they believe will definitely have an effect on performance.” Hartl added that the mental aspect of the game is so important that if the athlete believes something good will happen from the superstition, it generally will happen. She has also had her share of superstitious moments. In 2006, Hartl coached the infield and another coach had the outfield. For one game they switched warming up the infield and outfield, and their team won the game. After that game they decided to always switch warming up the infield and outfield before games. Another story Hartl had was when her softball team was in a tournament and they had to go to Jimmy John’s every day before games. They went there for five days straight because they kept winning. “I couldn’t even eat it at that point, but it was more important that we went there,” Hartl said. “For us, belief is so huge.”

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Carbo-loading. Marty Mitchell (‘14) used to eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups before races because he felt that it would help him run better.



October 17, 2013 Weekly Standings Football

Title IX: Equality makes progress Toby Ziemer/Photo Bureau

Three cheers for Title IX. NCAA women’s cross country teams saw a net gain of 17 teams in 2010-2011 alone.

Abby Carpenter

Staff Writer

Members of the athletic faculty at Luther believe that Title IX is being upheld and believe that both genders are given an equal opportunity to participate in athletics at Luther. Title IX is a piece of legislation from the Education Amendments of 1972 that requires schools to provide an equal opportunity for both genders to compete in sports. Luther’s student body is comprised of approximately 60% women and 40% men, but when it comes to athletics, these percentages are reversed. As of 2011, there were 337 men that participated in sports, compared to 214 women. Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Joe Thompson commented on this number difference. “They say the men and women should be within a certain percent of athletic representation of the campus, but there’s virtually nobody that can make that number anymore,” Thompson said. Assistant Wrestling Coach Jeff O’Gara (‘05) believes that although Title IX isn’t a problem at private colleges like Luther, it can create problems at state schools. “Title IX is supposed to provide equal opportunities for men and women, and really what it ends up doing most of the time is taking opportunities away from men, because you have sports like football, with such a high number of guys going out for the

What do Luther athletes think about Title IX?

Title IX No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. sport, and not as many women going out for the sport,” O’Gara said. “What happens is that you end up cutting guys, but you don’t ever add any extra women’s sports. If you added more women’s sports, then it would be more equitable.” At Luther, there are 10 men’s sports and 9 women’s sports. Luther has tried to see if there is an interest among women for another women’s sport by sending out surveys in the past, but has received no interest so far. Thompson says despite the number difference between male and female athletes, the college provides an equal amount of money for both genders and equal locker rooms, practice times, facilities, travel, etc. Since there are more male athletes than female, Luther is technically spending more money per female athlete than their male counterparts. Title IX continued on page 11

In Division I ... I feel like Title IX is not as effective. Wrestling kind of gets shafted on the amount of scholarships you get because of sports like football that get 75 [scholarships]. [They should] make it so football can get partial scholarships. [That] would really be a good solution for allowing other sports to get some more scholarships.

IIAC 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-2

Coe Wartburg Dubuque Simpson Luther Central Loras Buena Vista

Recent scores: -Oct. 12 vs. Dubuque L 20-56

Overall 5-0 4-1 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 1-4 0-5

Upcoming schedule: -Oct. 19 vs. Wartburg @ Home -Oct. 26 vs. Central @ Pella

Women’s Soccer IIAC 4-0 4-0 3-1 2-2 1-2-1 1-2-1 0-4 0-4

Loras Luther Wartburg Dubuque Central Simpson Coe Buena Vista

Overall 12-2-1 7-5 6-7-1 10-3 9-4-2 3-12-1 3-10-1 2-11-1

Recent scores: -Oct. 12 vs. Simpson W 6-2 Upcoming schedule: -Oct. 16 vs. UW-Eau Claire @ Home* -Oct. 19 vs. Loras @ Dubuque

Volleyball Coe Wartburg Simpson Luther Loras Buena Vista Dubuque Central

IIAC 4-0 4-0 2-2 2-2 2-2 1-3 1-3 0-4

Overall 26-3 16-8 14-3 13-13 8-11 14-8 8-14 6-17

Recent scores: -Oct. 9 vs. Dubuque W 3-0 -Oct. 12 vs. St. Benedict L 0-3 Upcoming schedule: -Oct. 15 vs. Wartburg @ Home* -Oct. 18 vs. UW-River Falls @ Dubuque

Women’s Tennis Coe Luther Wartburg Central Loras Buena Vista Simpson Dubuque

IIAC 7-0 6-1 5-2 4-3 3-4 2-5 1-6 0-7

Overall 10-0 8-3 7-3 8-3 5-6 4-6 1-12 4-9

Recent scores: -Oct. 4 IIAC Tournament canceled Upcoming schedule: -Fall season concluded

- Dusty Jentz (‘16), Wrestling

Men’s Soccer IIAC 4-0 4-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-4 0-4

I feel very lucky to be able to participate in collegiate athletics and be a member of such an amazing team here at Luther as a result of Title IX. Looking back on my high school years, I am fortunate to have had such a strong program, perhaps as a result of my mother and aunts paving the way as the first female athletes competing in cross country at Highland Park High School.

I think in society there’s a constant struggle for opportunities for women. I think we’re getting closer to men and women being equal, but I think athletics is one step closer to that.

Wartburg Luther Loras Simpson Dubuque Central Coe Buena Vista

Women coming into sports and getting more opportunities doesn’t really affect the men’s sports. If anything it’ll help them a little bit.

Recent scores: -Oct. 9 vs. Carleton L 2-3 -Oct. 12 vs. Simpson W 1-0

- Sophie Ristau (‘15), Cross country

- Kayla Hatting (‘14), Softball

Overall 11-2-2 10-4 11-1-2 9-3-2 4-8-1 6-6-1 4-8-1 4-10

Upcoming schedule: -Oct. 19 vs. Loras @ Dubuque -Oct. 23 vs. Macalester @ St. Paul * No results as of production time

Oct 17th issue  

The sixth issue of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Oct 17th issue  

The sixth issue of the 2013-2014 academic year.