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Dahl Centennial Union Nordic Fest hours
Thursday-Friday, July 26-27: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 28: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, July 29: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, July 27: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, July 27: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28: Closed
Daily July 26-29:
Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, July 28: Closed
Thursday-Saturday, July 26-28: 8 a.m.-10 p.m
Vehicle registration information
It is time for Luther faculty and staff to renew their vehicle registration for on campus parking. Registration forms have been sent out to campus office locations. Please complete the form and return it to the Welcome Center in the Union. For faster, greener service feel free to bring the form to the Welcome Center in person. Starting this year the stickers will no longer need to be renewed every three years. To allow for a longer lasting display the new stickers now adhere to the inside of the vehicle window. If you have not received a renewal notice you may obtain one by contacting the Welcome Center or stopping at the desk in the Union. The updated sticker should be displayed on the vehicle by the end of August.
Name tag requests
The Publications office is now the contact point for ordering name tags. We will make group orders about three times a year with a notice posted in the Tuesday each time. Please make requests using the PrintWork: PrintWork — Publications Print Job Submission Form link. Those who would like a name tag before classes start must order by Aug. 3. Contact Julie Strom with questions, 387-1350 or <stromjul>.
Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 6-10
Luther College will again participate in Iowa’s annual Private College Week Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10. Morning and afternoon sessions take place at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
These sessions offer a break during which time students and parents have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff about Luther's academic and co-curricular programs.
If you are able to spare a half hour for one or more of the sessions, contact Amy Noel, 387-1429 or <noelamy>. Amy Noel and Kevin Kraus will coordinate coverage so that we have representation from as many departments as possible at each break.
Thank you in advance for your support of our student recruitment efforts.
Have you always wanted to travel, but are just a little timid? Wish your children could get to know more people from diverse backgrounds? Interested in practicing a language? Sign up to be a Friendship Family for one (or more) of Luther's first year international students. Go to:https://www.luther.edu/diversity/programs/hostfamily/ to start the process or call the Diversity Center, 387-1014, to find out more.
Summer events on campus this week
July 15-29: Scandinavian Educators
July 19-27: Movement Fundamentals Coalescense
July 22-27: Lutherlag
July 23-26: Soccer Mini Camp II
July 23-26: Soccer Instructional Camp
'Cultivating Hope' July 24
Luther College Greening Churches project, will host a gathering Tuesday, July 24, 7-8 p.m., at Shirley Baker Commons. Led by Callie Mabry and Kristi Holmberg, interns with the Green Churches project, the gathering is open to all interested members of area church congregations. Refreshments will be served.
The gathering is part of the free, volunteer Greening churches Project that provides information and resources to equip members of local congregations with tools to "green the church" and foster community-wide networking and discussion on sustainability issues.
Movement Fundamentals Coalescence 'informance' July 26
The Movement Fundamentals Coalescence will culminate with an "informance" on Thursday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. Jewel Theatre, Center for the Arts featuring seven Luther College Movement Fundamentals alumni. The informance is free and open to the public. MFC uses the word informance, rather than performance, to encourage the view that performance is a living art, sharing visual dialogue about ideas. MFC participants collaborate in the research, creation and production of an informance, which is the product of the information being shared with the audience. See more in "Articles, Creations, Honors, etc."
Book signing and performance July 28
Luther Book Shop will host a performance and signing session of the book "Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks" with narrators/performers Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl Saturday, July 28 from 1-2 p.m. in the Book Shop. "Askelad and the Seven Silver Ducks" is a traditional Norwegian folk tale set to music and illustrated by Margi Griebling-Haigh. It includes a book and a CD, which was recorded by Vecchione, oboe and English horn, and Erdahl, double bass.
To Tracy Elsbernd and family on the death of Tracy's mother, Thelma McFarlane.
To Keith Christensen and family on the July 18 death of Keith's sister, Cheryl Neverman, 64, of Savannah, Ga.
To Rose Landa and family on the July 18 death of her mother, June Pence of Streator, Ill.
To Gary and Jean Brickman and family on the July 17 death of Gary's sister, Judith Miller of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Waterloo.
SASC administrative assistant: The SASC office seeks a part-time, 20 hours per week for 9.5 months, administrative assistant to work noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Duties include: serving as receptionist for the office, maintain the office database system and early warning system, create and maintain web page and other publications. Must possess exceptional interpersonal, organizational and communication skills along with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be comfortable learning and performing many functions through the integrated campus software system and other electronic media. Degree from a two-year college or technical school required, 1-2 years experience in an administrative assistant position is preferred. Send a cover letter and resume along with the names and phone numbers of three professional references (one must be a former supervisor).
Jane Hawley and Sophie Rog are co-hosting the second annual Movement Fundamentals Coalescence on campus in the Center for the Arts, July 19-26. "Movement Fundamentals: Liberating Practices for the Dance Artist" is a dance training and performing curriculum Hawley has been experimenting with since 1996. In 2001, the Luther theatre/dance department implemented the curriculum into the dance program. During the week, 20 dance artists and two musicians from across the US and Germany gather to share ideas on dance training and performing.
Nancy Gates Madsen organized and chaired the workshop "The Political and Moral Economy of Memory" at the Latin American Studies Association Congress in San Francisco, May 23-26.
Jim Martin-Schramm spoke on Iowa Public Radio July 16 about Luther's new solar energy field. Listen to the interview online at: http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/solar-energy.
Todd Green wrote an article for The Huffington Post titled "Norway One Year Later: Are We Any Closer To Understanding This Tragedy?" The article was published July 21. Read the article online at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-green-phd/norway-one-year-later-are-we-any-closer-to-understanding-this-tragedy_b_1689886.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=1149080,b=facebook
Swimming lessons offered
The men's and women's swimming and diving team will once again offer swimming lessons to area youth. Three sessions are available in September. To sign up, please go to: https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlGVEptN1hCcjlMNzloaGNkNS1pTVE6MQ#gid=0 and fill out the form. First-come, first-served.
Benefit for Jordan Bloomstrand
The community is invited to "Jordan's Journey—A Song of Hope," a benefit for first-year student, Jordan Bloomstrand, Saturday, July 28, 3 p.m.-midnight at the The Ridgetop, 10 miles west of Ellsworth, Wis. on Hwy 10. Jordan withdrew from classes in the spring semester for surgery to treat a brain tumor. Jordan is continuing therapy and recovery from surgery at Sister Kenny Institute, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Cards can be sent to:
c/o Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
800 East 28th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Final plea: volunteers needed
The Nordic Fest lefse booth seeks volunteers for shifts over the Nordic Fest weekend. Volunteers needed to cashier, flip lefse, deliver lefse, organize the booth and help keep things running smoothly. Contact Julie Shockey if interested in a volunteer shift, 387-1865 or <shocju01>.
Join the 'Nordic Fest Green Team'
Please consider taking an hour or two away from the wonderful lutefisk at Nordic Fest, July 26-28, to volunteer as a part of the 'Nordic Fest Green Team!'
If interested, just enter the link below into your toolbar and fill out the form. https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEMxdjB6cEFlbmsxNzgtVkpYOU9oV1E6MQ
Most volunteer work will involve encouraging festival-goers to recycle and compost whenever possible. The best part? You will get to give out Freezee pops on a hot July day. Contact Paul Esker with questions, <eskepa01>.
For sale: Crosley 1999 side-by-side refrigerator, white, 33 inches wide with ice and water dispenser. Refrigerator works fine except delivers cubed ice only, not crushed. Asking $250, you move it. Available July 27. Also selling a white Bunn coffee maker rarely used. Originally $100, asking $50. Contact Kim or Larry at 382-8533, or <kimpowell> or <sikkinla>.
Car seat(s) needed: Two grandkids, ages two and four, here July 20-28; would like to borrow/rent one or two car seats or one car seat and a booster. Need to be reasonably up-to-date. Contact Dennis Magnuson, 382-4423, 419-5468 or <magnusde>.
Help available: The All Wrestling Company is again available for hire this summer. Luther College Wrestlers are available to do a number of jobs including: painting, roofing, landscaping, moving jobs, heavy lifting, handyman jobs, etc. For more information please contact: Nick Jazdzewski, <jazdni01> or 419-7593.
For sale: Antique Elegant Glass Stemware with a subtle etching in clear crystal. Matching set of 12 each: water/iced teas, sherbet/champagnes, small wine/aperitifs. Call Darla at 382-2614.
Wanted: Trumpet for our teenage son. Contact <lonningr> or 380-8834.
Runners and walkers wanted: Register now for the United Way Family Fun Fest and 5K/8K run/walk held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Trout Hatchery. Includes a kids fun run and games. To learn more about this event and for a registration form, visit http://www.unitedwaywinnco.org/.
Golfers wanted: For golf fundraiser to benefit the United Way of Winneshiek County on Monday, Aug.13 at Oneota Golf and Country Club. This is a four-person best shot, with shotgun start at 1 p.m. For registration or more information, visit: http://www.unitedwaywinnco.org/.
For rent: Cozy three-bedroom two-bath home in private setting. Surrounded by trees. Short walk to Luther. All appliances including washer/dryer. Two-car garage. Available Sept 1. Call 387-0242.
Wanted: Ride to the Minneapolis airport Friday, Aug. 10 in time for a 7:45 p.m. flight. Preferably leaving late afternoon on Friday. Will provide help with gas and good company. Please email <kraula01>.
Moving sale: I am selling the following items at the listed price or best offer: multi-colored over-sized arm chair, $50, matches a brown lounge sofa with decorative pillows, $75, or $100 for the set. Also selling a kitchen dining table with four chairs, $50; dark brown wooden bedroom set of five-drawer chest, mirrored dresser and headboard with queen size frame and mattress, $300; assorted dishes and dish sets, $30. Call Guy, 419-4410 or email <guynave> for purchase, viewing or photos. Also visit http://www.decorahnow.com/posts/7368.
Nordic Fest housing wanted: Luther College grad and family (two six-year-olds) looking for a house to rent for Nordic Fest weekend. Will keep it clean and are willing to care for pets. Contact Julie McCrae, email@example.com or (720) 315-0123.
For sale: Anvil Flight Case with no foam. Customize the case by adding your own foam to hold a keyboard, mikes, snakes, cables, etc. Inside dimensions without foam: 40" x 18" x 10." Asking $100. Contact Tim Schweizer at <schweizt> or 382-5800.
Wanted: Used desktop PC in good to excellent condition. Does not need to be super fast or a recent purchase. Maybe you have a laptop and no longer need your old desktop. Contact Tim Schweizer at <schweizt> or 382-5800.
Envelopes available: Need intercampus envelopes? OFS has an overabundance of small and large intercampus envelopes. Contact Bridget, <chribr03> or 387-1015, if interested.
Babysitter available: Living in Decorah Aug. 20-Dec. 15. Ten years of childcare experience, masters degree, CPR/First Aid certified and loves kids! Contact Ashley Cutright if interested, (214) 662-4172.
Housing wanted: Clean, respectful, responsible, female non traditional student seeking affordable living arrangements for the 2012-13 school year. Contact Danielle <uhleda01>.
What many people don't realize is that their TV, computer and coffee maker are sucking up energy for the entirety of the time they are plugged in. The scariest part about these energy suckers – they are everywhere. Everything from your radio to your toaster to your garage door opener is using energy constantly if it is attached to a power supply – i.e. plugged into your wall. These energy sucking electronic gadgets are known in the sustainability world as "vampire appliances."
So what is a green crusader to do in the battle against energy vampires? The solution is actually pretty simple. The first step is to unplug infrequently used appliances between uses, and unplug everything when you leave for vacation. For more frequently used appliances, invest in a power strip with an "on/off" switch, which can be found at almost any electronics or hardware store. Then, when you turn off these appliances, turn off the power strip as well. This cuts off the energy current at the source, so the vampires get nothing when the strip is turned off.
Ain't nothing a little Nordic Fest can't fix.