Tuesday

TUESDAY 4/28/15

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Strategic initiatives discussions
President Carlson will host discussion sessions focused on strategic initiatives for Luther on the following dates and times:

Staff: Noon Thursday, April 30, Mott Room

Faculty: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 30, Olin 102; 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, CRH; 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, Valders 206; and 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, CRH.

Come share your thoughts about strategic priorities in the following four areas: Community Values, Identity and Ethos, Academic Excellence and Innovation, Fiscal Sustainability, and Campus Spaces and Places. Comments may also be submitted at:  https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/forms/d/1zhpfeGbc3mNJsQunxlIgoBbCG8VmOlAf3pfC-1lPi7E/viewform or via email to <bullerma>.

VP for Finance search update

A report on the progress of the search for Luther's next Vice President for Finance and Administration can be found at "https://www.luther.edu/president/vp-finance-search/.

COLLEGE OPERATIONS

Remember to contact HR

Please remember to contact Human Resources <hr> with any changes/additions to home information including: address, phone, dependents or office information.

Summer reading available

Copies of the 2015 summer reading, "The Book of Unknown Americans" by Cristina Henríquez, are now available free of charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who will not be receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. The Paideia Governing Board and the office of the Dean invite you to join in conversation with the first-year class. It is a story about family, responsibility, hope and regret; told by an array of characters from Central and South America.

Community supported agriculture rebates - sign-up deadline May 1

Employee households are eligible to receive up to $100 towards the purchase of a Community Supported Agriculture share or Garden Membership in 2015. Options include: a regular box of vegetables (traditional share, winter share), farmer's stand at the farmer's market (market share), or receive assistance with planting and maintaining a vegetable garden (garden membership). More info and registration forms. 

Athletic director search underway

A search committee was convened to select Luther's new athletic director. The committee is currently accepting nominations and input on the search. Contact <adsearch> with nominations, input and questions.

LIS tip

To check Luther email, type "mail.luther.edu" into a browser's address bar rather than searching for the Norse Mail link on the Luther homepage or the KATIE site. For more information, visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

Faculty recognition events 

Faculty and staff are invited to attend two faculty recognition events. A reception honoring 10 colleagues marking 25-year anniversaries will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. A reception and dinner honoring 13 faculty who are retiring will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14. Both events will be held in Peace Dining Room. For more information and to RSVP for the reception and/or purchase tickets for the dinner, go to the Ticket Office in the CFL or to tickets.luther.edu.

Attention shuttle riders

After much discussion and consideration, the shuttle will now require that all shuttle tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance of initial departure time for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. This information has been posted on the shuttle website along with shuttle schedule for 2015-16. https://tickets.luther.edu/Online/shuttle. This new policy is in effect for all online ticket sales as well as in-person ticket office sales. No exceptions will be made, please plan schedules accordingly. Contact <shuttle> or Kasey Nikkel, <kasey.nikkel>, with questions or concerns.

Luther logos licensing plans canceled

Plans to license use of Luther's logos are canceled. However, new information on logo usage has been added to luther.edu/publications. A navigation button, "Luther logos usage" links to two new pages. "Campus groups" tells which organizations should use which logos and has instructions for student organizations that want to sell fundraising merchandise. "Vendors" tells vendors whether they need approval for designs using the logos, and how to get it. Direct questions to <publications>.

Fiscal year end approaching

The end of the fiscal year is approaching. Remember all supplies, materials, etc., must be received by Sunday, May 31, to be expensed to a fiscal year 2014-15 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices, supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 12 to be included in FY 2014-15 budget.  No faxed copies. Items for deposit must be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 5. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.

Campus programming reminder

All campus events must be scheduled on the campus calendar and have a facility reserved before it can occur. This is true for all academic and staff departments and student organizations. To secure a spot for an event, stop in the Campus Programming office in the CFL or submit the Event Request Form located at: https://www.luther.edu/programming/schedule-an-event/. To use any room or outdoor venue, even for a non-public event, it needs to be reserved ahead of time, please use the same form to do so. 

Finals Prep Week

A campus programming reminder to all that Tuesday-Sunday, May 12-16 is considered Finals Prep Week and is intended to provide additional space for students to prepare for tests, papers and finals. These six days are set aside for academic preparation for finals and Luther does not schedule public events during this time, including student-led events. All campus events conclude before May 12. Exceptions include athletic events, social gatherings, Cool Aid, student research symposia and Senior Recognition Day and Research Symposium.

Retirements

Over the next several weeks, Luther looks forward to congratulating the following people on their retirement and thanking them for their years of service:

Diane Tacke on May 31, after more than 17 years of service.
Joe Thompson on May 31, after 20 years of service.
Sharon Rossing on June 30 and Pam Torresdal on July 16, both with more than 29 years of service.
Amy Noel on August 31 after more than 33 years of service.

New posts to the Ideas and Creations blog

Wondering what your colleagues are pondering? Or what is going on in the minds of Luther students? Get caught up on the Ideas and Creations blog with recent posts by Matt Simpson, Char Kunkel, Bob Shedinger and Luther junior Catherine Lewis: https://www.luther.edu/ideas-creations-blog/.

Disaster relief collection

Nepalese Luther students and College Ministries are collecting funds for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Funds will be sent to the ELCA's Lutheran Disaster Response. LDR works in partnership with local leaders and agencies and stays long after a disaster. One hundred percent of funds designated for earthquake relief will be used to assist those directly impacted. See more at http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/Our-Impact/Nepal-Earthquake. Checks can be made out to Luther College with "earthquake" in the memo line, and brought or sent to College Ministries. 

EVENTS

Home sporting events this week

April 28: Softball vs. St. Mary's University (MN), 3:30 p.m.
April 30: Men's and Women's Track and Field vs. Wartburg, 4 p.m.

Chapel schedule

April 29: Andrea Markert - Native American Chapel, Cantorei
May 1: Ann Sponberg Peterson
May 4: Sören Steding, Intersections 303 Class

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

Moments of Silence

To raise awareness on campus about issues of race, gender and poverty, and to express solidarity with families and communities suffering as they grieve the untimely deaths of their loved ones after the Ferguson incidents, the Don’t Shoot Group is sponsoring Moments of Silence. MOS remembers the victims of police violence and challenges all to speak up. From 10:50 to 10:55 a.m. through May 14, at Bentdahl Commons, a biography of one of the victims will be read before a brief moment of silence. All will then be asked to leave in silence.

Luther College's psychology department presents Michael S. Barry April 28

The Luther College psychology department presents a guest lecture by the Rev. Dr. Michael S. Barry, "Forgiving yourself and others: Keys to health and happiness," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in Olin 102. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. In "Forgiving yourself and others," Barry will speak about the connection between a spirit of forgiveness and physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health. 

Luther College Jazz Band to perform April 29

The Luther College Jazz Band will present a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert features performances by the Luther College Jazz Quartet, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Oneota Jazz Quartet. Jazz Band will perform works by Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Tito Puente and Thad Jones, featuring two selections to honor the memory of Fred Sturm, a jazz educator, composer, arranger and friend of jazz at Luther, who passed away last year.

Immigration Panel

The spring Immigration Panel hosted by HOLA-Enlaces Spanish club is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in Valders 206. Professors Pedro dos Santos, Megan Strom and David Thompson will discuss current immigration issues in the United States with a particular focus on immigration in the Decorah and surrounding communities.

Thank you to Sheila Radford-Hill

Honor and celebrate Sheila Radford-Hill at a reception in Hammarskjold Lounge, 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Sheila dedicated 13 years of service to Luther College and is moving on to a new position as Chief Diversity Officer at Dominican University. All are welcome.

'Studying Religion at a College of the Church:' Luther College Religion Forum student panel

The Luther College Religion Department will host "Studying Religion at a College of the Church," the final event in the 2014-15 Luther College Religion Forum Series, "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church." The forum will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Olin 102. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission.       

Asian Film Series: The Piano in a Factory

Asian Film Series presents a 2010 Chinese drama film, "The Piano in a Factory" (gang de qin) at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in Preus Library, Hovde Room. Set in the 1990s, a laid-off worker was betrayed by his wife, who remarried a rich businessman. To fight for custody of his daughter who loves playing the piano, a steel factory worker decides to forge a piano from scratch. More info about the film can be found at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1723118/

Luther College Jazz Orchestra to perform April 30

In recognition of Jazz Appreciation Month, the Luther College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Juan Tony Guzmán, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance, part of the Jazz Orchestra's spring tour of the Upper Midwest, is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert will be streamed live at: stream.luther.edu.

Luther College Aurora and Norsemen to perform May 1

Luther College's Aurora and Norsemen will present a vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Those unable to attend the concert may view the concert live online at: stream.luther.edu

Luther presents 'Metamorphoses' by Mary Zimmerman

Luther's Visual and Performing Art department presents "Metamorphoses" by Mary Zimmerman. The performances will be held in the Jewel Theatre on May 1-2 and 7-9. "Metamorphoses" retells ancient myths from Ovid's narrative poetry in contemporary fashion to explore each myth's elusive meaning. Due to adult themes and content, only mature audiences are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.tickets.luther.edu or at the Luther Ticket Office.

May 2 Environmental Studies Visit Event

Get an early start on college visits while experiencing the rich outdoor environment of Northeast Iowa's Driftless Region at Luther College's Environmental Studies Visit Event on Saturday, May 2, on the Luther campus. See firsthand how Luther's wind turbine, use of solar panels, local food production, composting and production of its own biofuel combine to make it one of the "greenest universities" in the nation.

First annual KWLC block party

KWLC invites everyone to the first annual KWLC block party from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, on Bentdahl Commons. This music festival will feature two Luther student bands, Coastal Cabins and Driftwood Bones as well as other festive block party activities. Contact Ashley with questions, <kappas01> or 507-272-7580

Luther's Philharmonia to perform on May 2

Luther College's Philharmonia will perform works by Gounod, Holst and Dvorak at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Noble Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. Philharmonia will perform Charles Gounod's Petite Symphonie for winds, "St. Paul Suite" by Gustav Holst and Antonin Dvorak's "Czech Suite."

Donna Kubesh retirement celebration

Donna Kubesh, associate professor of nursing, will retire after 33 years of service to Luther. During her time at the college, Kubesh served on numerous committees, taught classes throughout all grade levels and was the Department Head for 15 years. All are welcome to wish her well on retirement from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, on the patio located on the south side of Valders. Weather location: Sampson Hoffland atrium.

Faculty and staff pilates at Luther

Pilates classes in the CFA Dance Studio Room 121, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 and May 13.  There is no charge and all faculty and staff are welcome. Contact Bridgette Mitchell for more information or with questions, bamitchell6@hotmail.com or 419-0269

'From Odin to Christ- How Runes Speak of Religion'

Henrik Williams, Uppsala University professor of Scandinavian Languages, will present the guest lecture "From Odin to Christ- How Runes Speak of Religion" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, in Olin 102. A reception will follow the lecture, both are open to the public with no charge for admission. According to Norse myth, the god Odin invented runes, which are illustrated on rune stones. The oldest runic inscriptions provide a glimpse of Pagans in action.

'Exploring the World and Finding our Place' Center for Sustainable Communities hosts Luther alumnus Chuck Stark

After backpacking, rock-climbing, and kayaking his way around the U.S. and Costa Rica, Chuck Stark ('06), will present, "Exploring the World and Finding our Place" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in Valders Room 206. The lecture is open to the public with no charge for admission. Stark will share the explorations he has taken since his time at Luther and discuss where adventures may take others in the audience using the idea that exploration happens any time.

Student recitals

Kaia Sand, Luther College senior from Zumbrota, Minnesota, will perform an oboe recital at noon Saturday, May 9.

Recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall on the Luther campus with receptions to follow. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Luther College to host trumpeter John Marchiando May 9

Principal trumpeter John Marchiando will present a guest recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert will also feature Du Huang, Luther associate professor of music, piano, and John Cord, Luther assistant professor of music, trumpet. 

Mother's Day brunch

Mother's Day brunch will be served in Peace Dining from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, May 10. Reservations are required. Adults, $13.50, Children 5-10, $6.50 and Children under 5 are free. Call 387-1514 for reservations.

Senior Send-Off

The Luther College Student Senate and the Alumni Office cordially invite all to Senior Send-Off at the Hotel Winneshiek Steyer Opera House 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 21. The evening brings graduating seniors, faculty and staff together for a memorable evening of celebration. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be provided with a cash bar available. Live music will be provided for the evening. Registration information can be found at: https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/sendoff/.

COMMUNITY

Celebrations this week

Birthdays

April 28: Heather Frey, Anna Peterson
April 29: LuAnn Meeker-Gast
April 30: Eric Kutz
May 2: Steve Arneson
May 3: Joyce Thorne, Gwen Van Gerpen
May 4: Danny Davis. Dan Marlow, Mark Martin

Anniversaries

May 1: Russell Schouweiler, 5 years

Congratulations

Alex and Brett Jackson on the April 26 birth of their son Knox James Jackson. Knox weighs 7 lbs. 13 oz. and is just over 19 inches in length. Mom and baby are doing great.  

Sympathy

To Vicky Jaeger on the April 18 passing of her father, Robert Terrill. The funeral service was April 22 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.

To Dennis Magnuson and family on the April 23 passing of his brother Donald Magnuson of Rockford, Illinois.

Job openings

Facilities coordinator: This full-time position will act as the Facilities Services representative for small campus projects and perform careful project planning. Interaction between multiple departments will be required to coordinate campus events and provide direction for campus moving crew. Coordinator will manage freight deliveries, track furniture use and condition, report data regarding energy consumption, and assist outside vendors with equipment issues and gaining access to campus buildings. A high school diploma or equivalent is required as well as strong MS Excel and Word skills.

Full-time admissions counselor: Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Duties also include interviewing prospective students on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. A bachelor's degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license. 

Student engagement coordinator: This .92 FTE, benefit eligible, entry-level management position plans, directs and coordinates all components of the student engagement functions of the Development Office. This is an 11-month per year position. Duties of this position include: manage the fall and spring telephone solicitation program; create and coordinate all related communications (including social media) with students, donors, faculty and staff; recruit and train/educate all volunteer- and paid-student callers. A bachelor's degree is required. Successful candidate will be skilled in working with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; video editing software; desktop publishing software; e-communications and marketing; and social media platforms.

Energy and Waste Fellow: This is a 10-month, full-time, 40 hour/week, (.83 FTE) position starting Aug. 1 and ending May 31. The Energy and Waste Fellow works with faculty, staff and students to educate the Luther community about the college's energy and waste reduction goals and related initiatives. A bachelor’s degree, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people required.

Admissions full-time coordinator of special events: responsible for all aspects of on-campus recruiting events including planning, invitation, registration and evaluation. Requirements include a bachelor's degree, with a master's preferred, above average communication skills and three years experience in admissions or a related field. 

Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. For full posting and application information on all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

ARTICLES, CREATIONS, HONORS, ETC.

Kristy Gould, Debra Hansberry ’15, Emily Hasher ’15, Elizabeth Beckham ’15 and Rachel Rem ’16 attended the International Conference on Comparative Cognition in Melbourne Beach, Florida, April 15-18. Hansberry and Beckham presented their research "The Influence of Human Familiarity and Attentional State on Eating Behavior in Blue Jays". Hasher and Rem presented the research "Mirror-Induced, Mark-Directed Behavior in Blue Jays" with other co-authors Kristen Flick ’15, Zoe Bachman ’16 and Angelica Mangiamele ’16. Rem presented the research "Modified Two-Choice Hidden Food Task with Blue Jays Using Human Gesture and Gaze Information" with other co-authors including Jonathon Nerdig ’14, Allison Bird ’15, and Kyrie Dailey ’15.

Norma Hervey is serving as a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Association. Harvey will also be a panelist, speaking on the Civil Rights Movement, at the Charles University Allen Ginsberg Memorial Festival in May.

J. R. Christianson has signed a contract with the London publisher, Reaktion Books, to write a biography of Tycho Brahe in a series on "Renaissance Lives." The tentative book title is "Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens."

Kate Elliott recently published her article "Reclaiming the Land, Reclaiming the Indian: The La Salle series of George Catlin," in the journal, "American Nineteenth Century History." This article examines a series of paintings by the American artist George Catlin, arguing that Catlin used the series as a sort of reclamation project in which he sought to rescue and imagined "pure" past at contact and preserve it in paint in order to make it available and useful to the present.  

Thomas Tourdot '15, Casey Liveringhouse '15 and Jamison Ash '14 presented their summer research "PI3K/Akt/DAF-16 Activity is Protective During Excess Iron Exposure in C. elegans" and Stephanie Fretham presented an educational poster "Use of Multiple Model Systems to Develop Student-Designed Research Projects in an Undergraduate Toxicology Course" at the Society of Toxicology Meeting in San Diego, California, on March 22-25.

Todd Green's new book, "The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West," has been published by Fortress Press. More information is available at thefearofislam.com.

Lori Stanley presented "Ujamaa: Introducing African Socialism and the Concept of ‘Key Symbols’ through Material Culture" at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, March 24-28, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Iowa Conference of the American Association of University Professors announced the conferring of two awards for outstanding service at its April 11 meeting. The conference presented Ruth Caldwell, professor of modern language at Luther College, with the 2015 Edward S. Allen Award and Warren Zemke, emeritus professor of chemistry at Wartburg College, with the 2014 Edward S. Allen Award.

Ginger Meyette has accepted an invitation to join the National Leadership Team for the Sexuality and Aging Consortium based at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. Meyette has also has been elected to the position of Vice Chair of the Decorah Human Rights Commission. 

UNCLASSIFIED ADS

House for rent: For Luther faculty, close to campus-1 mile, private location on 5.28 acres, 2708 College Dr., House is 1,760 square feet with a 764-square-foot finished basement, three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two car garage with loft above, central air and electric heat. Rent is $1,200 month plus utilities and the house is available now. Contact Lana, 380-1389 or lana@westside.dental, if interested.

House sitter/cat sitter needed: From early September to mid February during professor sabbatical leave, preferably Luther faculty, staff or senior student. Two-bedroom house next to campus, rent is free in exchange for taking care of three low-maintenance cats but utilities are the responsibility of house sitter. Security deposit required and references needed. For more information please contact Hongmei, <yuho01>.

Housing needed: Intern in Decorah for the summer looking for an apartment to sublease starting June 1 through the end of July. Please call Carmen at (507) 272-2795.

For sale: Like-new condition, Asus PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit PLS Professional Graphics Monitor, 2560x1440 resolution, connectors for DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, HDMI, built-in speakers. Great monitor with bright and clear picture, lots of screen real estate at double the resolution of 1080p. Selling for $300 or best offer. Contact Travis with questions or offers <huintr01> or 387-1417.

For sale: Vintage audio gear and furniture. Audio control 101C real time analyzer/equalizer with microphone, $145. Dyna PAS preamp (275) and Hammond H-AO-40-1 6V6 mono block amplifiers, $130 each. Rectilinear IIIb speakers, $225 pair, Klipsch KG4 speakers, $325 pair. Sony SEH 310 hybrid equalizer, $120. Conant Ball solid maple coffee table, $145, Sprague and Carlton solid maple Deacon's bench with Maplelux finish, $145, solid oak revolving bookcase, $95, Mickey Mouse keypad phone $50 and Bell beige rotary phone $30. Contact Robert, <fittonro>.

For sale: Green Honda Civic LX Sedan, 131,588 miles. Good condition, asking $2,200 OBO. Pictures on request. Contact Brookhart, <shiesb01>.

Housing needed: Three-four Luther students looking for a rental house with three-four bedrooms, close to campus, for summer with reasonable rent. Contact <yazdch01> with information.

For sale: Home for sale by owner, 310 5th Ave. Price reduced. Three bedrooms, two baths, fireplace, four-season sunroom, garage, plus large carport, etc. Excellent condition. Contact Carol Van Vleet, 258-9338.

Wanted: One bedroom apartment or room for rent. Very clean and easy to get along with, recent Luther graduate in need of rental space in Decorah, close to Luther is preferable. Apartment needed in July, but can start paying rent in June if need be. Contact Shelby,<nelssh05> or (702) 755-0034.

Lost: Brown wool men's Tilley hat with rim and tuck in earflaps. If found on campus, please contact Mike Blair, <blairmic> or 379-4987.

Home for sale by owner: Lovely home for sale, less than 1.5 miles from Decorah city limits. Beautiful park-like setting. See details at http://digitalimageproductions.com/house. Contact Kent, 419-5681 or <leekentd>.

For rent: Large two-bedroom upstairs apartment in a residential West Water Street duplex. Hardwood floors, off street parking, no smoking and no pets. Rent is $475 plus electric. Tenant is responsible for shoveling the front walk. Available May 1. Nice walking location to downtown or Luther. Conveniently located halfway between the Whippy Dip and the Sugar Bowl. Contact Judd, (608) 397-3570 or juddlarson8@gmail.com.

Wanted: Used men's bike, hybrid or road bike for commuting and casual rides for a 5'11" man. Contact Jon, <ailajo01> or 224-805-2447.

Wanted: Used Exersaucer for a nine-month-old, looking to borrow or purchase. Contact Andy, <hagean03> or 530-902-6504.

Wanted: Housesitting job for 2015-16 school year. Recent Luther grad, does not have any animals but open to caring for pets. Contact Jaci, wilkinjp@live.unc.edu.

For sale: 1994 Dodge Caravan. This vehicle was a custodial services delivery van. It runs and drives but has a weak transmission. The vehicle has driver and a passenger seat, with an open cargo area. Sold strictly "as is" with no guaranty or warranty. Best offer. Email bids to <johnch07> before noon on April 24. Facilities reserves the right to reject any and all offers.

Writer needed: Know of a student with excellent writing skills? Student needed to serve as an AAA during the academic year of 2015-16 for up to eight hours per week with a possibility of extending the collaboration to more years. Student assistant will aid in editing book reviews for an anthropological journal. The work will include: formatting and editing the submitted book reviews and preparing them for publication, examining the appropriate list-servs and publishing houses' websites for new publications relevant to the journal and more. The AAA student will also be involved in the digital production of the journal working with the editor-in-chief and his assistants in Indiana University Bloomington. Email Maryna <bazyma01> for more information.

For sale: Gas grill, $35, chaise lounge cushion and two lawn chair cushions, $5 each. Contact Joyce, 382-6022.

Four-wheel drive vehicle wanted: Luther graduate looking to buy a four-wheel drive truck or sport utility vehicle. Must be road-worthy to drive out West. Contact Erik erikdsand@gmail.com or 379-7829.

For sale: Commercial-grade table, approximately six feet by four and a half feet; legs fold flat, brown wood-grain top. You-haul, $15. Nearly new silver briefcase, combination lock. $10. Contact Carol, atwelled@msn.com or call 382-4007.

House for rent: One block from Luther, 3-4 bedroom, two baths, lower level walkout. Stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer included. Available June 1. Rent is $950/mo. Contact Karen, fsttlkr33@gmail.com or 380-0612.

Canon cameras for sale: Canon EOS Rebel Ti 35mm SLR kit with 28-90mm lens - autofocus 35mm SLR with full manual options, retractable built-in flash, 11 exposure modes and includes 28-90mm zoom lens. Brand new batteries. In great condition. Asking $175 OBO. Canon PowerShot SX230 HS - HS SYSTEM, 12.1 megapixels, 14x wide-angle optical zoom, 1080p full HD video and GPS technology that automatically tags your photos with time and locations. Great travel camera, perfect for Summer adventures. Excellent condition. Asking $200. Contact Maren <stumma01>.

For rent: Two-bedroom home for rent only two blocks from downtown Decorah. Two blocks from the bike trail, Upper Iowa River and all the other great aspects Decorah has to offer. Newly remodeled kitchen and bath. All major appliances furnished. Washer and dryer are located on the main level. Tenant pays all utilities. Landlord mows the lawn and tenant shovels the sidewalk. $750 month. Contact Tade Kerndt, tadekerndt@gmail.com for a rental application.

Housing wanted: Looking for summer housing, from June 1 to the end of August. One or two bedroom and willing to house sit! Clean and low-maintenance. Contact Kelley, <lokema02> or (651) 503-4413.

Housing wanted: Looking for two or three bedroom summer rental, short term. DNR employees in Decorah area. Furnished preferred but not absolutely necessary. Contact Erika, erika.lozano.uf@gmail.com or (305) 619-0244.

Free swing set: Metal swing set with monkey bars and slide, free if hauled. Needs paint. Call Loren 419-8357.

For sale: Old Town 17-foot green canoe, trailer with 12-inch wheels, paddles. Whole package for $800, can be seen at 204 Ohio st. Call Dennis, (641) 220-3847, (641) 220-4562 or tackde01@gmail.com.

Garlic mustard pull: Friends of Decorah Parks and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation invite Luther students, faculty and staff to invest in their community at a garlic mustard pull in Palisades Park at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the corner of Ice Cave and Quarry Hill roads. Contact Beth Lynch, <lynchbet>, for more information.

Looking for house to rent: Two or three professional families, Luther alumni, looking for a house to rent, Thursday through Sunday over Nordic Fest. Decorah native, son of a professor, we'll take care of your home! Downtown or West Side preferred. Contact Hans Sieber, (720) 315-0123 or hjsieber@yahoo.com

EDITORIAL COMMENT

And finally...

It is National Dance Week. Ever hear a good tune that makes the shoulders pop? Celebrate this week, get the family, coworkers and friends involved and move to the beat!

"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once." -Friedrich Nietzsche