2007-08 Programs

Cool-Aid - May 9, 2008

Co-sponsored with Alpha Phi Omega. Annual event held on the library lawn on "Reading Day". There will be a volleyball tournament, bands, and inflatables along with fair games to relax and celebrate the end of the year. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Towers/Ylvisaker's Annual Cookout - April 27, 2008

Co-sponsored with Ylvisaker and Towers hall management. This event is available for all residents living in Dieseth, Miller, or Ylvisaker Halls. This event consists of day-long activities which include the cookout, carnival games, tournaments, movie on the lawn, and raffles.

SAPA Run/Walk - (Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness) April 23, 2008

Co-sponsored with the Social Work Association. This run/walk event will help the Luther and Decorah community understand the impact sexual abuse has on the community. Literature, short speeches, and a mural depicting the ratio of women who will be sexually abused in Iowa will be available before and after the race. All proceeds from the run will be donated to the Helping Services of Northeast Iowa's Domestic and Sexual Abuse Resource Center.

Hairball - April 18, 2008. Hot new group performing in Marty's Cybercafe, beginning at 7 p.m.

Bike Share - begins April 14

Five bikes are now available for use by Luther students to use for their pleasure. Check out is at the Welcome Desk in Dahl Centennial Union. The bikes are available at no fee but there is a late fee of $10 if the bike is not returned by 10 p.m. the evening of checkout.

Relay for Life - April 11, 2008. Co-sponsored event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday night and continues until 6 a.m. Saturday. Currently there are 32 teams signed up with over $7,000 raised.

Mock Sexual Assault Trial: April 9, 2008

Co-sponsored with Northeast Iowa Community College, Helping Services of Northeast Iowa. A Luther student organized this event as part of her Women & Gender Studies major. The purpose was to educate our Luther community about issues of sexual assault and ways to prevent sexual assault in our community. Also performed a court room trial for local high school and Northeast Iowa Community College classes. Held in the Recital Hall of the CFL.

Badminton Night - Friday, March 28

Co-sponsored with Recreational Sports. Open invitation for all international students and friends to come enjoy a late afternoon round of badminton and feast on the cooking of their friends. 3-6 p.m. in the Regent's Center.

Blood Screening/HRA/Physician's Visit

March 20, March 25, April 3, April 8 - get free blood screening at the Health Service Use the results to fill out your HRA and then take the results to your physician's visit. Faculty/staff only.

Positive Body Image Week - February 24 - March 1. Different events will include Celebrate Your Body; Eating as a Celebration in the cafeteria.

Monster Trike Races: February 23, 2008 Halftime races in both the men and women's basketball games will feature Luther faculty/staff and students in a race for speed and agility. Come watch the fun! Women's basketball game starts at 2 p.m. and men's basketball game begins at 4 p.m.

"Crazy in America: the Hidden Tragedy of our Criminalized Mentally Ill" lecture - February 12, 2008.

Co-sponsored with Lectures and Fine Arts; Center for Ethics and Public Life; Central Point of Coordination Office of Winneshiek County, Mary Beth lectured to the Luther community of the criminalization of the mentally ill in a lecture in the CFL as well as social work classes.

Senior Series - Begins Feb. 10 and alternates every other Sunday evening. Start at 7 p.m. (Organized by Beth Goskelson)

  • Feb. 10 - Senior Mixer - A kick off to the last semester at Luther. Location: Baker Village (108 participants)
  • Feb. 24 - Graduation and What the Career Center Can Do For You. Also, Life as as a Luther Alum. Location: Alumni Center
  • March 4 - Life After College. Transition into the world of work: budgeting, evaluating job offers, benefits packages. Location: Career Center
  • March 9 - Money Matters. Gain information on budgeting, borrowing, and bills. Also learn about credit and how to avoid identity theft.
  • April 13 - I'm a Big Kid Now. Buying vs. renting a home. Marriage, etc.
  • April 20 - Insurance and Other Adult Words.
  • May 3 - Senior Series Breakfast. 10 a.m. in Peace Dining Room in the Dahl Centennial Union.
  • May 18 - GRADUATION!

Blood Drive - January 18, 2008.

Co-sponsored with APO service fraternity. This was a blood drive for the Luther community held in Brunsdale lounge. There will also be a wellness fair. The goal of having the blood drive in the residence halls is to encourage first-time givers.

B.O.M.B. (Brandt Open Mic Bar) - January 19, 2008

Co-sponsored with Brandt Hall. This is an open mic contest where students can win cash prizes for the best performance. Mocktails served to the over 500 people that attended last year.

Norsenecks present YAHOO - wellness initiative for faculty/staff

January, 2008. "Families" gather in groups of four. Exercise thirty minutes a day for a roll of the dice. Each 1 1/2 hours is a turn. Best score at the end of the month wins a $40 gas card to each team plus a drawing from all active participants for a major prize.

Building Female Leaders through Sport class - January, 2008

Co-sponsored with NCAA, Luther Athletic Dept. This Sense of Vocation program is comprised of coaches and athletes from each female sport at Luther and met weekly during January. They read three books and discussed the readings as well as utilized the web site of Jeff Jansen's "Team Captains Network". The goal was to come to a better understanding of what it means to be a woman in a sport today and develop the skills necessary to encourage women to fill the leadership roles in the future.

Study Break time - December 7, 2007

Take a break from studying for those finals and join the wellness floor residents for hot chocolate and cookies in the Oneota Market. 7-9 p.m.

Healthy Back Day: November 21, 2007 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dahl Centennial Union

Luther employees will be able to enjoy a healthy break as they visit the booths of local massage therapists, chiropractors, physical therapists as well as learn exercises specifically for a healthy back.

Karaoke Contest - November 18, 2007

Come sing and show off your skills (or lack of) in a fun karaoke night in Marty's. Begins at 7 p.m.

Appropriate Dating Behavior: November 4 Brandt Hall; November 11 - Ylvisaker Hall.

Carole Daughton from Northeast Iowa Helping Services will present a program on appropriate and inappropriate dating behaviors to the males of Brandt Hall

Adventure Race: November 3, 2007. 11 a.m. start

1-2 hour canoe paddle in the Upper Iowa River, 6-mile bike on gravel, 3-mile trail run as well as mystery challenges along the path.

Entries are located in the Legends Fitness Center, Union and Regent's Center.

Human Bowling - November 3, 2007

Watch the lucky Luther students bowl on the track at the half-time of the Luther/Simpson football game. Six-foot bowling pins and a human bowling bowl will make for a hilarious and fun half-time experience.

Dive In Movie - November 3, 2007, 7-9 p.m.

Jump in the pool, lie on an inner tube, and enjoy a movie with your friends as you stay cool.

Late Night with Norse Basketball - November 3, 2007, 9 - 11 p.m.

Sponsored by Making Good Choices and Wellness. Activity is designed to promote the Luther Basketball programs as well as create an alternative activity to alcohol consumption by students. Activities include shooting games, dunk contest, 3-point shooting contest, half court shots as well as the first 200 students to enter receive a free tee shirt.

Halloween Climb - Friday, November 2, 2007, 7 - 9 p.m.

Halloween is too big to be celebrated on a Wednesday night so we are extending the holiday to Friday. Come climb the wall in a costume and be eligible for great prizes. Free candy and lots of spook-tacular climbing activities.

Trick or Treating in the Residence Halls: October 31, 2007

First-year floors welcome the children of Luther employees to come trick or treat on their floors between the hours of 4 - 8 pm. Designated floors will be marked with pumpkins at the entrance door. (Resident assistants of these halls will be going out into the community and trick or treating for food that same evening.)

Stressless Day. October 29, 2007. Dahl Centennial Union. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Make a stress ball, have a chair massage, use the exercise balls, relax with yoga, have your blood pressure taken and learn easy and fun ways to manage the stress in your lives. Sponsored by Wellness, Counseling Services, and Health Services.

Nutrition Initiative: begins October 29, 2007

Sign up for a punch card at the smoothie demonstration. For each serving of vegetables or fruits purchased from Oct. 29 through Thanksgiving, you receive one punch. Fourteen punches is good for one free meal in Oneota or Marty's.

All Night Poker Tournament - October 26, 2007

7 p.m. - midnight. Food and fun guaranteed! Oneota Market. Sponsored by Wellness Floors.

Alcohol Awareness Week. October 15-19. 2007

Tuesday, October 16: NO DRUNK LEFT BEHIND campaign: Literature campaign placed in every resident hall room. NO DRUNK LEFT BEHIND Literature on how to take care of a drunk friend.

Wednesday, October 17: BOOZIN AND CRUSIN campaign: Literature campaign as fliers in the form of traffic tickets are placed on every windshield of cars in the campus parking lots, about drinking and driving (as the students head into traveling for fall break) BOOZIN' AND CRUSIN'.

Thursday, October 18: Poster Campaign: Five locations on the Luther campus will display alcohol posters.

LEARN TO DANCE SERIES - Saturday, Sept. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007

Learn to dance with the best of them for the Flamingo Ball. A competition dancer will lead you into dancing the night away. 7-9 p.m. in the Regents Center dance studio. Come alone or bring a partner.

FOOD, FUN & FROLIC - October 22, 2007

Join the Recreational Sports staff as they host the international students to a night of volleyball and food. Everyone will learn the game of volleyball so they can be ready to play in the blacklight volleyball tournament later in the year. 8 - 10:30 p.m.

Coffee House - Olson Hall - September 16

Come meet the residents of Brandt Hall in a coffee house setting from 7-9 p.m. in the study lounge. Karaoke and food will guarantee a good time. Sponsored by the Wellness Floors.

Back to School Climb - September 14

The Legends Fitness Center climbing staff invite all students and staff to join them at the wall for a special opening from 7-9 p.m. this Friday night. Try the wall for the first-time or reacquaint yourself with the thrill of adventure. Chocolate treats, good friends, and climbing - a perfect blend to the weekend.

First Year Dance - August 31, 2007

College Ministries and Wellness invite first-year students to mix and meet at an outdoor dance in the Union area. Table tennis/basketball and pizza will be available as you meet your friends for the first time. 9 -11 p.m.

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