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January staff meeting
"Get a Jumpstart on 2014: Effective Time Management Strategies" is one of the topics for the January staff meeting led by Tabita Green, and Amy Wrightsman will be on hand to talk about risk and fraud. The meeting will be offered twice in Peace Dining Room: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.
Important message from Health Service
Due to an overwhelming inventory of flu vaccine, Health Service reminds students, staff, faculty, spouses and signific
Increase in postage
An increase in the cost of postage stamps will occur Sunday, Jan. 26. Take this opportunity to anticipate future stamp needs. Contact Deb in the Book Shop, 387-1832 for large departmental stamp orders. Please submit your order by Wednesday, Jan. 22.
'College Unbound' discussion
Staff are invited to participate in a discussion of Jeffrey Selingo's book, "College Unbound," and the potential disruptors facing higher education from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22. For more information and to register visit the following link:https://www.luther.edu/
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dahl Centennial Union
Daily 7 a.m.-midnight
Monday-Friday: 7a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m-10 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fight Brain Freeze, warm up in Preus Library with activities Jan. 8-29
Save a Book from the Flames: Check out a banned book from our display and you'll receive a Preus mug with hot cocoa and be entered in our "Fight Brain Freeze" contest for weekly drawings for hot prizes.
Be a Part of the Art: Check out the Fahrenheit 451 Project mural. Become part of it by answering: "What piece of literature/music/art would you be willing to commit to memory so it was not lost?" Write your idea on a flame and add it to the mural.
Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/PreusLibrary.
McElroy Fellowship application
Graduating seniors intending to pursue a Ph.D. in any field may apply to receive a $30,000 stipend from the McElroy foundation over a three-year period. Luther may nominate only one candidate for the fellowship, but only 10 colleges may submit nominees for the two annual awards. Contact Terry Sparkes, Director of College Honors, in Union 262E, by phone at 2165, or email <sparkete>, for further information and application materials. Applications are due Jan. 31.
'Beyond the Bubble'
This month, the Career Center is launching a new program, "Beyond the Bubble." This program consists of a series of 45-minute seminars designed to equip students both personally and professionally for life after college. Open to all Luther students, seminars are scheduled for Tuesdays during Shadow Block or Tuesdays in the evening. Topics range from tips to living on your own to basic computer maintenance. Seminar descriptions can be found at (www.luther.edu/careers/
Luther commencement speaker
Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin will be the commencement speaker Sunday, May 25, when Luther confers degrees on the graduates of the class of 2014.
Harkin has represented Iowa in Congress for nearly 40 years. First winning election to the U.S. House in 1974, he represented Iowa's Fifth Congressional District for 10 years. In 1984, Harkin challenged an incumbent senator and won. Iowans returned him to the Senate in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
Chapel this week
Chapel will be offered daily at 10:30 a.m. during January. Mondays and Fridays will focus on reflections around music and preaching, Wednesdays will offer a chance to walk the Prayer Labyrinth, and Tuesdays and Thursdays will offer spiritual practices that invite the community to move from "Busyness into Openness," a theme we will explore further in February. Join College Ministries in chapel this J-term as we partner with the Wellness Program for a chance to BREATHE.
This week in chapel:
Wednesday, Jan. 15: Meditation and Labyrinth, CFL Main Hall, available
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16: Busyness Into Openness: Attend, CFL Recital Hall
Attend: God dwells beyond and within all of creation, even within us. God is always calling to us through everything. If we just notice the world we will hear God.
Friday, Jan. 17: LuAnn Meeker Gast, CFL Recital Hall
Monday, Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel, Letter from Birmingham Jail, CFL Recital Hall
BREATHE in J-term
College Ministries and the Wellness program encourage you to take a breather this J-term. Take a 20 minute break in the middle of the workday: take a walk, attend chapel (Monday-Friday in J-term), have lunch with a friend or read a book. Do this 12 times during J-term and earn a $10 Luther gift card. Cards to track your breaks are available from College Ministries, CFL 106.
Art display by Travis Head
An art exhibit titled "An Interior Life" by Virginia artist Travis Head, will be on display Jan. 15-March 7 in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts. Head will visit campus during the exhibit, giving an artist's talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Center for the Arts, room 203. An artist's reception will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery.
'Soups On' cooking class
Learn the how-tos of basic soup making with instructions and take home recipes from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Valders 379. The class is free of charge and will be led by Johanna Bergan from the Oneota Coop. Participants will make and sample a savory Harvest Squash and Apple Soup that is sure to tickle the taste buds. The class will also cover how to make your own stock and how to make quick and easy versions of different soups for lunch breaks or rainy days. To register for "Soups On" click here.
'Vegetarianism 101' cooking class
Learn more about the vegetarian diet and the health claims associated with it during a "Vegetarianism 101" cooking class from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Valders 379. The class is free of charge and will be led by Johanna Bergan from the Oneota Coop. Participants will sample several vegetarian dishes, explore meal planning and techniques for following the diet and discuss what it means to be vegetarian. Recipes will be provided. This class is also recommended for people who cook or live with a vegetarian, especially parents supporting vegetarian youth. To register click here.
Public Readings of 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail'
Public readings of Martin Luther King's Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, during chapel in the Center for Faith and Life. Readings will continue throughout the day on Luther's campus. Those who wish to volunteer at one of the readings should visit the website https://sites.google.com/a/
Following the readings, the MLK day lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in room 206 of Valders Hall of Science. More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/
Luther Community Song Circle with Liz Rog
College Ministries invites the community to sing for the healing of the world and human spirits. Come join in circle songs to experience peace, unity and healing, every Tuesday in J-term at 4 p.m. in Qualley Lounge located at the back of the CFL. Open to all members of the Luther community, all voices are welcome, this is an audition-free zone.
"We are the gift between earth and heaven
We are the song between sky and ground
Sing for your life and for this world we're making
Nothing is lost that can't be found."
Nordic Choir performance Feb. 11
Luther College Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Center for Faith and Life. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Cindie Gunderson began as a medical transcriptionist on Jan. 7. Her office is in Larson, telephone 387-2163.
Michael Anderson began as coordinator of special events and summer conferences on Jan. 6. His office is CFL 103, telephone 387-1538.
Athletic Trainer/Instructor in HPEAT: .83 FTE. Required qualifications include: BOC certification, eligibility for Iowa Athletic Training Licensure, two years athletic training experience, earned master's degree in athletic training or related field, and expertise in nutrition. Preferred qualifications include, ARC/AHA FA/CPR/AED Instructor certification, athletic training experience at the collegiate level, and prior experience teaching nutrition. See complete job posting and application instructions at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs.
Luther Soccer Winter Skills Clinic
The Luther College men's and women's soccer programs will offer a Winter Skills Clinic for grades K-eighth on Jan. 19 and Jan. 26. The two-day clinic will be held in the Student Recreation Center of the Luther College Regents Center from 4-6:15 p.m. Please note the difference in times from past years. Cost is $55 which includes a t-shirt. For registration and more information, see http://www.luther.edu/sports/
Jan. 19: Quick footwork, 1 v 1 moves, passing and receiving, and small-sided games at the end
January 26: Turning with ball, shooting, and small-sided games at the end
For sale: 2003 Chevy Impala, one owner, well maintained, runs well, body good. Has 165,000 miles. Asking $2,000. Call Jim at 380-7451 or email [email protected].
For sale: One foosball table, excellent quality and condition. Asking $150 or best offer. Also one air hockey table, in good condition. Asking $100 or best offer. Contact Joe by phone at 419-1124, or email <breitejo>.
For sale: 1998 Toyota Corolla for sale with 160,000 miles. The paint on the trunk and hood has faded and the windshield is cracked, but the car runs very well. We recently bought a new mini-van so don't need three cars anymore. Asking $1,500, or best offer. Email Chris at <garcch01>.
For sale: ASUS G55VW 15.6-inch laptop for sale. Intel Core i7 2.4 GHz processor, 8GB memory, 500GB hard drive, Nvidia GTX 660M graphics, 1080p screen, Windows 8. Perfect working condition, looks new. Comes with original box and cables, plus extra carrying case.Asking $900 or best offer. Contact Travis at <huintr01> or by phone at 387-1417. For more laptop details, visit http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/
For sale: Received two pairs of snowshoes for Christmas that will not be used frequently in our home. Includes poles, gear bag. Fits most footwear. Unopened and unused. Sold in store for $99.99, asking $80 per pair.
Here is their in-store listing: http://www.fleetfarm.com/
Free: Could you use a non-smart phone from US Cellular? Free. Email Reg at <laursenr>.
Wanted: Looking for Verizon non-smart phones. My kids seem to be hard on theirs. Contact <schwla01>.
Wanted: Looking for a cross-country ski wax bench to use in Jan. and Feb. Can be one that I would borrow or that I come to your house to use one time per week for 2-3 hours. Contact Kelsey at <boycke01>.
LIS Tip of the week
For improved WiFi performance: if your computer or device is able to see LCWireless5G please connect to it instead of LCWireless. Questions? Visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.
January is International Brain Teaser Month. Here are the answers for last week's brain teasers:
1. It is well known that there are seven months with 31 days - January, March, May, July, August, October and December. February is always the shortest month, with only 28 days (or 29 days in a leap year). However, it is a little known fact that one month of the year is always longer than the others. Which month is it?
September (longest=most letters)
2.There’s one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends. What is it?
3. Only four words in Standard English begin with the letters “dw”. They are all common. Name two of them.
Dwindle, dweeb, dwarf, dwell
4. Where are the lakes that are referred to in the “Los Angeles Lakers”?
5. Beulah died in the Appalachians while Craig died at sea. Everyone was much happier with Craig’s death. Why?
They were storms.
6. Two children were playing checkers and each played five games. Both children won the same number of games yet there were no ties. How is this possible?
They weren't playing each other.
7. Imagine you’re alone in a boat with a large hole in the bottom. Sharks are swimming around you on all sides and the boat is sinking fast. How do you survive?
Imagine a cork for the boat, imagine a rescue helicopter, imagine you have "shark whisperer" skills, basically USE YOUR IMAGINATION or STOP IMAGINING.
Thanks for playing along! If you want more fun brain teasers, go to : http://sharpbrains.com/brainteasers/brain-games-and-teasers-top-50/