Tuesday

TUESDAY 11/18/14

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Campus closing early Nov. 26

We are pleased to announce that offices can close early and staff are permitted to leave work at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. Most non-exempt employees scheduled to work eight hours on Wednesday will work six hours and receive two hours of additional pay. Those employees who will have already worked their shift by 3 p.m. or those who must work their full shift because of the nature of their position will be given the option of taking two hours of paid time off on a different day. If there are any questions, please contact your immediate supervisor or Human Resources.

COLLEGE OPERATIONS

Thanksgiving break hours

Regents
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28:
Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30: 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Legends Center
Tuesday, Nov. 25: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 6–9 a.m. and 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28
: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30: 5–8 p.m.

Library
Tuesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 27-29
: Closed
Sunday, Nov. 30: 6 p.m.-midnight

Union
Tuesday, Nov. 25: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27
-28: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 30: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Store
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 27-30
: Closed

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

Mail Center/SPO
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 27-30
: Closed

Marty's/Nordic Brew/C-Store
Tuesday, Nov. 25: Closes at 5 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Nov. 26-30: Closed

Oneota
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 27-30
: Closed

Cafeteria
Tuesday, Nov. 25: Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 26:

  • Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 27-28: Closed
Saturday, Nov. 29:

  • Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 30:

  • Brunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5-7 p.m.

Biweekly payroll Dec. 3

Cabinet has approved Nov. 27-28 as holidays. This holiday schedule limits time for processing bi-weekly payroll for the pay period ending Nov. 21 with a pay date of Dec. 3. Therefore, timecards for the pay period ending Nov. 21 will be due in the Payroll Office by noon on Monday, Nov. 24.

Supervisors, please review and sign all time cards, and deliver them to the Payroll Office by noon Monday, Nov. 24. Contact Korrine in the Payroll Office, 387-1135, or Andrew in the Office for Financial Service, 387-1697, with any questions.

W4 Reminder

Employees are reminded that if their filing status, exemption allowances, or exempt status has changed since the last time they filed form W4, they need to file an amended W4. These forms can be found in the common faculty/staff forms online or in the HR office.

Order your Thanksgiving treats today

Let Luther Catering do the Thanksgiving Day baking! Order pies, cakes and rolls just in time for the holiday by filling out the online order form. Orders must be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 19 and picked up by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from the Luther Catering office located in the top floor of the Union.

LFA funds pooled

The Lecture and Fine Arts Committee has pooled the remaining funds in each of the funding categories into one general LFA fund 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.

New portrait studio hours: correction on day

The visual media office now provides open portrait studio hours once a month for faculty, staff and students. Come to suite 213 in the Union from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for any portrait needs. A previous announcement read "Tuesday." The new studio hours begin Dec. 11 and continue once a month for the rest of the academic year. With the new hours being offered, walk-ins will no longer be accepted.

Save the date: faculty/staff Christmas party

The Luther College Christmas party will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17. Luncheon fare will be served at stations throughout the upper level of the Union. An e-invitation will be distributed in early December.

Wellness/Health Services announcements and upcoming events

Free mole checks will be provided by Doctors Wientzen and Thompson from Gunderson Clinic from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21. Please stop by Mott and have any suspicious moles checked out.

The American Cancer Society's "Great Smokeout" is rapidly approaching. Did you know that heart rate and blood pressure drop within 20 minutes of quitting smoking? Now is a good time to quit!

There are approximately 50 days left to complete wellness checks to avoid the increase in healthcare costs in 2015. After having a blood screening, physical and filling out the health risk assessment, please complete the "wellness check form" located on the HR website.

Winter is rapidly approaching. Stop by the Union from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, to learn how to prepare a car for bad weather and what items to have in the trunk in case of emergency and to be entered for a chance to win a winter survival kit.

Center for Sustainable Communities seeking nominations for student leaders

The Center for Sustainable Communities is looking for nominations for student leaders for the 2015 Immersion Trips. We are seeking students with a high degree of responsibility, good people skills and a positive attitude. Outdoor skills and/or water skills are of great value. The nomination form can be found at this link. For more information contact Emily Neal, <nealem01>.

Thanksgiving dinner in the cafeteria

Get the Thanksgiving fixings a week early and come to the cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 20, for dinner. Turkey, potatoes and the whole works will be served.

United Way Update

Thank you for all of the United Way donations so far. It is not too late to donate. Contact Peggy Lensing, Ellen Modersohn or Kim Bohr for a form. Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Two Peace Brunch tickets: Janine Brandt, Kirk and Trish Neubauer, Marcia Bullerman, Carolyn Schwendeman and Barb Welgos
  • $25 Book Shop gift card: Chuck Christianson
  • Health Services massage: Kelly Wedmann and Jeff Wettach
  • Two Center Stage tickets: Stephanie Fretham and Jean Ryan
  • Vacation day winner: Myron Rediske

Ebola virus awareness

The health service website has tips for those traveling to countries potentially facing the Ebola virus. The tips are in a downloadable document on the homepage of the health service website and include advice on what to do before, during and after a trip abroad.

LIS tip of the month

Resist phishing emails. Watch for these clues that a message could be a scam: poor grammar and punctuation, a sense of urgency and asking recipients to click on a link or provide personal information. If unsure about a message, contact the Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000. For more information and tips, visit the Technology Helpdesk Website.

International Education Week

The Diversity Center and the Center for Global Learning are celebrating International Education Week, Nov. 17-22​. Join us for some fun events or take a quiz to check your global knowledge. Those with at least eight of 10 correct answers should stop in at the Diversity Center for a treat!

Reminder about flying for college-related business

A friendly reminder to those that will be flying on college-related business: please fill out the ACUPCC form when traveling by airplane. This form can be found on the Financial Services web page.

Call for contributors

A group of Decorah residents, including folks who work here on campus and some who work in town, are beginning to plan and promote a series of activities, including talks, book readings and panels, to occur this spring. The activities are related to some of the issues raised in Colin Gordon's latest book "The Decline of the American City." The name of the group is "Don't Shoot: The Perils and Promises of Privilege." If interested in contributing to the planning discussion, please contact Sheila Radford-Hill, <radfsh01> or 387-1014, at the Diversity Center.

Bike Tags

In an attempt to rid the campus of abandoned bikes from bike racks on campus we are asking members of the Luther community to tag their bike if they plan on using their bike during the winter months. Bike tags can be obtained from the Welcome Desk. Tags must be put on bikes that will be using the bike racks on campus during the winter months. The tag this year is bright red, so if you have an orange tag from last year you must apply a red tag to your bike. All bikes that do not have a red tag will be removed during Winter break. Luther is not responsible for replacing locks or cables that may need to be cut for removal of bikes. This is an attempt to remove all abandoned bikes on campus to clear space on the bikes racks.

Winter survival skills

Stop by the Rec Services office 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, to see what should be kept in vehicles for winter driving. You could win a prize from our winter survival basket! Sponsored by Wellness/Security Services.

Children's bargain book blowout

The Luther Book Shop is holding a children's bargain book sale, offering hundreds of titles. No books are priced over $5.99. A great selection, including holiday titles, is offered. The sale continues while supplies last.

Updated process for credit card and PayPal payments using reason forms

In order to streamline the process for creating and updating Reason CMS forms to accept credit card and PayPal payments through the website, the Office for Financial Services has updated the e-commerce policy and application form. Please review the updated process on the new Credit Card and PayPal Payments Using Reason Forms page.

EVENTS

Upcoming events

Nov. 18: Luther Ensemble Performance, Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 19: Luther Ensemble Performance, Brass Ensembles,7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Nov. 20: Luther Ensemble Performance, Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Nov. 21: Fall Opera Scenes Performance, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Nov. 22:

  • Fall Opera Scenes Performance, 1 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall
  • Luther Ensemble Performance, Chamber Orchestra, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Nov. 23: Luther Ensemble Performance, Jazz Orchestra, 4 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Home sporting events this week

Nov. 22: Women's and men's swim and dive vs. UW LaCrosse, 1 p.m.

Nov. 25: Wrestling vs. UW Eau Claire, 7 p.m.

See the Norse Athletics webpage for the complete schedule of all competitions, live-streaming, results, rosters and more.

Chapel this week

Wednesday, Nov. 19: Rob Larson

Friday, Nov. 21: David Vasquez, International Education Week, Aurora

Monday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Jazz Hymn Sing, Cathedral, Oneota Jazz Quartet

See the College Ministries webpage for the full chapel schedule, along with information on Sunday worship, Holden Evening Prayer and other worship opportunities.

Student recitals

Kate Gerike '16, from Chaska, Minnesota, will perform a piano recital at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

Samantha Eilers '15, from Geneseo, Illinois, will perform an alto recital at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

Aime Karam '15, from Reno, Nevada, will perform a mezzo-soprano recital at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall with receptions following performances. The recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Woman's Club meeting Nov. 18

Luther College Woman's Club meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Peace Dining Room of Dahl Centennial Union. The "show and tell" program includes Carol Hasvold, Boyd Wasson and Barbara Berg. Also enjoy special music, a brief business meeting and coffee/social time. All are welcome. There is a shuttle service from swimming pool lot at 1:10 p.m.

Spanish Talent Show Nov. 18

The Luther College Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics department is hosting a Spanish Talent Show with music, dancing, fun and prizes at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Marty's on the Luther campus.Come for music, dancing, fun and prizes. Free admission. For more information or to participate contact Anna De Santis, <desafr01>.

Philharmonia to perform Nov. 18

Philharmonia will perform works by Telemann, Bartók and Mozart at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Noble Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Philharmonia will perform Georg Philipp Telemann's Overture in D Major and Concerto for Viola and Strings, Mozart's Symphony No. 29 and Béla Bartók's Rumanian Folk Dances.

Second event in the Religion Forum Series Nov. 18

The second religion department forum for the 2014-15 series "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church" will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Valders 206. This forum titled "Religion among the Liberal Arts," consists of faculty members Derek Sweet, Gereon Kopf, Todd Green, Lori Stanley and Jodi Enos-Berlage discussing what constitutes "evidence" and/or acceptable scholarship of how the academic study of religion fits within the liberal arts and specifically their respective disciplines in communication studies, religion, anthropology and biology. All are welcome!

Farewell to Vasquez Nov. 19

College Ministries invites you to a farewell reception for Pastor David Vasquez and Karla Suomala from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in Hammarskjold Lounge. Stop by to wish them well as they prepare to travel west, where David will begin his role as President of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.

Brass Ensembles to perform concert Nov. 19

Luther College's Brass Ensembles will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert includes performances by Luther's Mass Brass Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Choir, Trombone Choir and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.

Jazz Band to perform Nov. 20

Performing popular jazz favorites Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Miles Davis the Jazz Band concert begins 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert will also be streamed live at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/lutheradmin/. The concert features performances by the Luther College Jazz Quartet, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Oneota Jazz Quartet.

'In the Next Room' by Sarah Ruhl Nov. 20-22

The Visual and Performing Art department presents "In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)" by Sarah Ruhl. The performances will be held in the Jewell Theatre. Due to adult themes and content, only mature audiences are encouraged to attend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20; 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

Fall Opera Scenes performances Nov. 21-22

The students in the fall 2014 opera workshop course will present "Orpheus Meets Shakespeare" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performances are open to the public with no charge for admission. Directed by Kathryn Reed and Andrew Whitfield, the program features an excerpt of Monteverdi's "Orfeo." The program also includes opera scenes drawn from works based on Shakespeare's plays, including Gounod's "Roméo et Juliette," Bellini's "I Capuletti ed i Montecchi," Giannini's "Taming of the Shrew" and Verdi's "Falstaff."

Chamber Orchestra to perform concert Nov. 22

The Luther College Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Chamber Orchestra specializes in works for small orchestra and mixed chamber ensembles ranging from the Baroque era to the 20th century. The Chamber Orchestra performs with the Luther Opera Workshop in alternating spring semesters. Chamber Orchestra will perform Symphony No. 3 "The Camp Meeting" by Charles Ives, overture to "L'Italiana in Algeri" by Gioachina Rossini and Haydn's Symphony No. 104 in D major.

Jazz Orchestra to perform Nov. 23

Performing classic jazz tunes and new funk favorites, the Jazz Orchestra will take the stage at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert will also be streamed live at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/lutheradmin/.

Senior paper "Sweet Rewards" at Preus Library Nov. 25

All seniors completing their senior papers this semester are invited to celebrate their accomplishment with a tasty cupcake, compliments of LIS. Encourage students who've completed their papers to come get a cupcake, available at the Research Help desk from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or when supplies run out, Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Preus Library. See the library's Facebook page for more information.

Christmas at Luther 2014: 'And on Earth, Peace' album available on Dec. 18

Luther College Recordings is proud to announce the newest album from the Luther College Music Department, "Christmas at Luther 2014: And on Earth, Peace." The annual installment of the Christmas at Luther soundtracks is available now as pre-order through the Luther College Book Shop at www.lutherbookshop.com or by phone (888) 521-5039. The album will be available in store and shipped out for pre-orders on Dec. 18.

COMMUNITY

Birthday and anniversary celebrations this week

Nov. 19: Mary Devine Meyer, Janine Brandt, Zachary Slifka, Abby Switzer

Nov. 20: Cheryl Wangsness, Kathy Euans

Nov. 21: Robert Puffer

Nov. 22: Kristin Peterson, Scott Carlson, Karla Suomala

Nov. 23: Robert Shedinger

Nov. 24: Martin Klammer

Nov. 25: Valentyn Sazonov, Greg Eide, Jennifer Self

New HR director named

The office for Finance and Administration is pleased to announce the appointment of Marsha Wenthold to director of Human Resources. After serving the college for 25 years in the HR and accounts payable departments, she officially assumed the role of director Wednesday, Nov. 12. Congratulations to Marsha and the HR department, and best wishes on this continued collaboration.

Job opening

Associate director of Human Resources - internal candidates: Luther College seeks an associate director of Human Resources responsible for all aspects of HR compliance. As Title IX Coordinator, this person will coordinate the college Title IX program, directing the development and implementation of Luther's Title IX compliance efforts. The associate director will manage Equal Employment Opportunity, Family Medical Leave, Worker's Compensation and other related compliance programs. Additional responsibilities include developing and enhancing policies and procedures, interpreting laws and regulations, designing and implementing employee development programs, and assisting the director of Human Resources. To view the complete job description and apply for this position, internal candidates are invited to go to the employment website.

Guest House manager/caretaker: Will provide general management to the college-owned guest house. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: receive and respond to all departmental reservation requests, welcome and host guests, manage all departmental charges, maintain the cleanliness of the house and property, and purchase guest house supplies and reconcile receipts. Caretaker will reside at the Guest House and be available to work from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., seven days a week for room changeover. Other work is performed outside of those hours as needed. High school diploma or equivalent and valid driver license is required.

To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at:https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

Retirement

Gary Brickman, who has worked for Luther for more than 19 years, has announced his retirement effective Dec. 31. In the weeks ahead, we look forward to thanking Gary for his dedicated service to the college.

Sympathy

To Donna Kubesh on the Nov. 9 death of her father, Irvin Timm, of Wykoff, Minnesota.

To Tony Guzman on the recent death of his mother, Amalia Guzman, of La Vega, Dominican Republic.

To the family of Bob Street who passed away on Nov. 15. The wake will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel, Minnesota. His funeral is on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Hesper Friends Meeting, Hesper, Iowa. Bob was employed at Luther from 1974-99.

Thank yous

The Financial Aid Office staff wants all of the Luther staff to know how fortunate we feel to work at a place like Luther College, where offices and individuals work together to make things work as well as possible for students and their families. During difficult weeks like registration times, we are even more aware and appreciative of how much it takes for that to happen. Thank you! -Financial Aid Office

ARTICLES, CREATIONS, HONORS, ETC.

Carol Gilbertson wrote a poem "Hercules" that is the text for "Illuminate," a musical piece for reading voice, cello and electronics by composer Kiki Cavanagh '13. The work was performed at Cavanagh's master's degree recital at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Oct. 25. Gilbertson was the reader for the performance, with Adam Gardner on cello and Cavanagh conducting.

Dean Vesperman published a social education an article titled "Simulating global climate summits." This article was written by Vesperman and two other educators he works with every summer at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Bethany Krepela '95, Twin Cities-based gift planning officer, moderated a panel on "Metrics in Development" at the Association of Lutheran Development Executives' fall workshop at St. Olaf College on Oct. 28.

Jeanie Lovell will receive the Outstanding Professional Fundraiser award on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Upper Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Awards Luncheon. During her 22-year career in Luther's Development Office, Lovell has written and/or edited more than 500 grant proposals helping generate more than $23 million for the college. She was instrumental in helping secure some of the largest grants in Luther history, including awards from Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lilly Endowment and the F.W. Olin Foundation.

Jamison Ash '14, Zoe Bachman '16, Claire Dembsky '15, Grant Goss '16, Jenna Johnson '15, Anna Lampe '15 and Tom Tourdot '15 presented their summer research projects along with their professors Steph Fretham and Molly McNicoll at the MidStates Consortium for Math and Science at the University of Chicago, Nov 8.

Amy Weldon's essay on Midwestern novelist Joan Chase, which first appeared at Bloom, for which Weldon is a regular staff writer, is now also posted at The Millions.

Wanda Deifelt delivered the Cátedras Carnahan lectures in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 21-22, sponsored by Instituto Universitario ISEDET. The six public lectures and seminars addressed Art and Reformation, Lutheran Public Theology, Creation, Incarnation and Vocation, Women and Reformation, Lutheran Theology as a Challenge to Fundamentalism and Embodied Theology from a Lutheran Perspective. The lectures, in Spanish, will be available in a forthcoming publication.

Holly Moore and Nancy Simpson-Younger served as Luther faculty sponsors and panel moderators at the Midwestern Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities. With support from the Dean's Office for Undergraduate Research, four students along with these two faculty members traveled to Simpson, representing Luther at the conference on Saturday, Nov. 8. Students also received assistance from Anita Carrasco and Karla Suomala in preparing their applications and presentations. Marley Crossland '15, presented her paper, "'You Can't Change What I Never Chose': Choice and Change in the Disciplinary Mechanism of Conversion Therapy." Emily Dufford '16, presented her paper, "Why Choose to Live a Labor-Intensive Lifestyle in the 21st Century? Understanding off the Grid Families in Decorah, IA." Anders Lund '15, presented his paper, "Dual Identity: Why Christians and Jews Turn to Buddhism." Elizabeth Tabaka '17, presented her paper, "Patriotism in Music Education: Are We Creating Blind Patriots?"

UNCLASSIFIED ADS

For sale: Weight bench and attachments, bars, weights, barbells and rubber mat for floor covering. Weights include two 45 lb., four 25 lb., four 10 lb., four 5 lb. and two 2.5 lb. Three straight bars and one for curling. Barbells are 30 lbs., 15 lbs. and 12 lbs. $150 or best offer. Email Brenda, <leibolbr>, for pictures or if interested.

Free: Gray/white tiger house-cat to a good home. Spayed and de-clawed. Loves attention. Moving and can't take her with. Call Brian, 379-9701.

For trade: Have: two balcony tickets for Christmas at Luther for the Friday at 9:15 p.m. concert. Would like tickets for either the Saturday performance or the Sunday performance. Please contact <hesterca> or call 387-1200.

For sale: German extra hardy hard neck seed garlic. Limited supply. $7.50 per pound. Contact Giles Teslow, 382-8226, from 5-8 p.m.

Wanted: Part-time nanny for J-Term 2015. Primary responsibilities will be picking up kids from school, supervising homework and driving to after-school activities. Kids are ages 11 and 7. Position is three days a week and must be available to occasionally stay until late evening. Please email Kate Elliott, <ellika03> for more details.

Free: Three or four week old, orange and white kitten that needs a good home. It is eating and drinking great. Contact Judy, <hageju01>, 532-9803 or 387-1238.

For sale: Contratopia's new CD, "Riff City," featuring John Goodin and former Luther employee, fiddler Erik Sessions. All instrumental, mostly original reels and jigs, a swing tune and two waltzes, featuring fiddle, mandolin, piano, English concertina, oboe, banjo, guitar and percussion. $15 each. Please contact John, <goodinjo> if interested.

For sale: Four sets of cross country skis in both youth and adult sizes. Sets include skis, poles and boots. Asking $250 for all four sets, or best offer. Like new condition. Call George, 379-4648.

Wanted: Support for Tabita Green's Kickstarter campaign for her forthcoming non-fiction book, "Her Lost Year." Funds raised will help cover copy editing, layout, cover design and the first print run. The release date for "Her Lost Year" is July 14, 2015. No contribution is too small; rewards start at $10. Share and support the campaign by visiting this website. Campaign ends Dec. 11.

Wanted: Video footage of the 2008 Decorah flood. Did you happen to capture video of the 2008 Decorah flood? The developers of the Spring 2015 Theatre-Dance performance 'Body of Water' are seeking flood footage for inclusion in this multi-media dance performance. Please contact Ian Carstens <carsia01>, Jane Hawley <hawleyja>, or Jodi Enos-Berlage <enosbejo> if you have something to share. Thanks!

Wanted: Pet sitter for Thanksgiving. We are looking for a pet sitter to care for our dog in our home Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, through Saturday morning, Nov. 29. Red needs two walks per day, once in the morning and once in the evening, food and a little playtime. The time commitment is minimal. We will provide compensation. Please email Bobby Vrtis <vrtiro01> for more information.

Please return: On Tuesday, Nov. 11, two bracelets were left in the Dance Studio after Vicky Jaeger's toning class. When the student returned for them, only one remained. The missing bracelet is a gold tennis bracelet with small diamonds. This piece has great sentimental value and cannot be replaced. If found, please contact Vicky Jaeger, Union 104, <jaegervi>. No questions asked. Reward offered.

For sale: Frigidaire high efficiency top load washer and Frigidaire high efficiency electric dryer - a matching set. Asking $700 for the pair or best offer. This set is only one year old. If interested, contact Jake, <dyerja01>.

To give away: A few ribbons that would fit an IBM WheelWriter 3 / 5 typewriter. They are Lexmark 1337765 Easystrike Lift Off tape cassettes. If you could use them please contact Patty, 387-1406. I will deliver them to you.

Wanted: TaeKwonDo gear. My son is in TKD and needs the following ATA gear: feet protectors in red, size 11; helmet in red, size XL; gloves in red, size adult medium; chest protector in black, size child large. Gloves and feet protectors must be vinyl style, not foam. If you have any of this gear that you no longer use and would be willing to part with for a decent price, please contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865.

EDITORIAL COMMENT

And finally...

November is National Peanut Butter Lover's month. Here are a few interesting facts from from the National Peanut Board to pique interest in the number one snacking nut in America.

  • Peanut butter was the secret behind "Mr. Ed," television's talking horse. Spreading peanut butter inside the horse's mouth created a natural talking movement every time the animal moved his sticky jaws.
  • Delta Airlines purchased 69.6 million packs of peanuts for its passengers in 2013.
  • By law, any product labeled "peanut butter" in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  • There are over 700 known phobias. Archibutyrophobia (pronounced A’-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.
  • Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.