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March staff meeting
At this month's staff meeting, President Carlson will give an update from the February Board of Regents meeting and Alex Smith will preview Luther's new baseball and softball facilities. Representatives from the new Coordinated Campus Response Team will talk about how the college can help students affected by recent executive orders on immigration. The meeting will be offered twice: at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, and 9 a.m. Thursday, March 23, in Peace Dining Room. All staff are encouraged to attend one of the two sessions.
Severe weather week
The Winneshiek County Emergency Management, Decorah Police Department and the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office reminds the community that March 27-31 is the National Weather Service's Severe Weather Week. Winneshiek County will participate in the statewide tornado drill Wednesday, March 29. The schedule is as follows:
10 a.m.: Test tornado watch issued from the National Weather Service
10:15 a.m.: Test tornado warning from the National Weather Service - La Crosse, Wisconsin
10:30 a.m.: End of test
The NWS encourages every school, resident and business to take part in the drill by seeking safe and secure shelter as if it were a real weather emergency. Call the non-emergency lines of the Winneshiek County Emergency Management Office at 387-4095, the Decorah Police Department at 382-3667 or the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office at 382-4268 with questions or comments. If there is severe weather March 29, the test could be postponed until the following day.
Spring break hours
Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Center
Tuesday-Friday, March 21-24: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 26: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday, March 21-25: Closed
Sunday, March 26: 5-7 p.m.
Marty's, Nordic Brew, Grab-N-Go and C-Store
Tuesday-Sunday, March 21-26: Closed
Will keep regular hours:
Tuesday-Friday, March 21-24: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26: Closed
Will keep regular hours
Tuesday-Friday, March 21-24: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Closed
Will keep regular hours:
Tuesday-Friday, March 21-24: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26: Closed
Tuesday-Friday, March 21-24: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Closed
Sunday, March 26: 6 p.m.-Midnight
Tuesday, March 21: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, March 26: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, March 21-24: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: 9 a.m.-Noon
Sunday, March 26: 3-7 p.m.
Employee wellness classes
There is still space in on-campus Yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates classes starting March 27. Details for each are available on the recreational services website. The cost is $24 for each six-week session, open to current employees and spouses. To register email <wellness>. Payment is due before the first day of class by cash or check to Luther College. Drop off or send via campus mail to Vicky Jaeger, Union 104.
Wellness Series: Stretching at Work
Stop by from 9:30 to 9:55 a.m., noon to 12:25 p.m., or 5:15 to 5:40 p.m. Monday, March 27, in Borlaug and learn how to incorporate stretching into the work day to reduce pain and fatigue. Wellness staff will also demonstrate resistance band exercises for the workplace and give away resistance bands. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with any questions.
Note from the Risk Management and Safety Committee
A regularly scheduled meeting will be held Thursday, March 23. If members of the community would like the committee to review topics concerning risk management and/or safety, send them to Amy Wrightsman <wrigam01> or Megan Sherman <msherman> and they will be added to our agenda.
Student Workshop: Making The Most Of Your Advising Appointment
Encourage students to attend a workshop on March 30 to help prepare for productive advising conversations. Presentations offered either 9:45-10:15 a.m. or 10:20-10:50 a.m. in Valders 362. Opportunities to meet one-on-one with the Registrar's office staff held at the same time in Valders 367. Contact Kristin Swanson <swansokr> in the Registrar's office if you have questions.
TRIO student persistence and graduation rates
The TRIO Achievement Program positions and empowers first-generation and income-eligible students to thrive at Luther College through holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes their academic success, personal development and sense of community. The program has a student persistence rate of 95 percent (170 of 179 Luther students participating in TRIO last year either graduated or are progressing toward graduation.) Cohort graduation rates consistently exceed 80 percent.
TIAA announcement from Human Resources
TIAA recently sent a notice to all participants in regards to discontinuing future contributions in the CREF Money Market Account Class R2 (QCMMPX) and the upcoming addition of the CREF Money Market Account (QDMMPX). This notice was sent regardless of investments in QCMMPX. Employees have the opportunity to consider adjusting how they allocate current investments and future contributions, and modifying their portfolio mix by transferring money between accounts. While no action is required, these changes present an opportunity to take a fresh look at investments to stay on track with long-term retirement goals. TIAA representatives are on hand to assist employees with the process, call TIAA, (800)-842-2252, for expert guidance.
Summer hours and 2017-18 holiday schedule
Summer hours will begin Monday, May 22. For more information about summer hours, plus the holiday schedule for summer 2017 and the 2017-18 academic year, visit the Human Resources website.
Pedal For a Cure
Join Wellness, Dance Marathon and the Library March 27-31 for the first Bike-a-thon in the Library with the Fit Desks. We are teaming up to help get students Fit For the Kids! Fit Desks are made so people can study while getting exercise. Employees are encouraged to pledge money per minute that students ride the Fit Desks. Proceeds will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. For more information, visit the website or contact <wellness>.
Join Catering for a wedding showcase 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in Peace Dining Room. Wedding menu sampling will be available and local vendors will be present. For more info please contact Mike Racki, 387-1395 or <catering>.
Faculty and staff appreciation day
Celebrate faculty and staff appreciation day in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, March 29. Show a faculty/staff Luther ID and get 50 percent off lunch in the Cafeteria. A faculty/staff meal plan offers the flexibility of dining any day in the Cafeteria with a swipe of a faculty/staff ID. Twenty meals are only $5.95 each. Learn more online.
ITS used equipment sale
As ITS collects used technology equipment that has served its purpose on campus, these items are listed for sale in a buy-it-now approach. The sale is open to the general public. See current listings of items and purchasing guidelines online.
New at luther.edu
On the Faculty Stories page, Laurie Zaring, associate professor of linguistics and French, describes how her students' discoveries always lead her to new ones too. "Learning doesn't get any cooler than that! And because language is such an integral part of our lives, a linguistic perspective can benefit students in any field," said Zaring.
Chapel this week
Wednesday, March 22: No chapel
Friday, March 24: No chapel
Monday, March 27: Joelle Colville-Hanson
Events this week
March 21: Luther College Woman's Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., Peace Dining
Muggli to present at LCWC meeting March 21
Mark Z. Muggli, professor emeritus of English, will present "Architectural Grace: The Decorah Commercial Historic District and the National Register of Historic Places," at the March meeting of the Luther College Woman's Club at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool parking lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. For more information, contact Bonnie Warrington, 382-4288.
Jazz Orchestra Homecoming concert
The Luther College Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Juan Tony Guzmán, will perform their homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The concert is the culmination of Jazz Orchestra's 2017 Colorado and Midwest Tour. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission, and will be streamed live at stream.luther.edu/music.
Legends open house fitness session
Those interested in improving health and fitness, but are unsure where to start or looking for some help should attend the March Legends open house session from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in Legends. Wellness staff will be available to answer questions, demonstrate exercises and equipment, and give professional health and fitness advice. Email <wellness> to schedule a time slot ahead of time.
Luther College to host trumpeter Adam Gordon March 29
The Music Department presents guest recitalist Adam Gordon, trumpet, in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the CFL Recital Hall. The recital, open to the public with no charge for admission, features works by Bach, Henry Purcell, Domenico Gabrieli, Heinrich Biber and Jac Rittler.
'Before the Foundations'
"Before the Foundations," an exhibit by Skip McKinstry, will be on display March 30-May 21, in the CFL Second Floor Gallery. The exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission. The exhibit focuses on redemption, the toll of creation, the loss of innocence, freedom of choice and God's authority and the struggle to function in a world divided from its source of life.'
'Welcoming the Stranger: Refugees at the Core of the Lutheran World Federation'
As part of Luther's Liberating Grace conference, Ralston Deffenbaugh, assistant general secretary for International Affairs and Human Rights with the Lutheran World Federation, will deliver the address, "Welcoming the Stranger: Refugees at the Core of the Lutheran World Federation," at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, April 1, in the CFL Main Hall. Deffenbaugh will also lead a conference seminar, "The Global Challenge of Refugee Protection in an Age of Fear," at 10:30 a.m. The Liberating Grace conference is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Music Department Presents J.S. Bach's B-minor Mass
The Music Department presents J.S. Bach's B-minor Mass at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Main Hall of the CFL. In addition to the performance in Decorah, a performance of the same program will take place at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2. The performances feature Luther's Nordic Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Baldwin, professor of music and director of orchestra activities at Luther. Tickets for the Decorah performance can be purchased online or at the Ticket Office. Tickets for the Orchestra Hall performance can be purchased online.
Michael Osterholm to deliver Dr. David J. Roslien Distinguished Lecture
Luther College will host Michael Osterholm '75, University of Minnesota Regents Professor and McKnight Endowed Presidential chair in Public Health, for the first Dr. David J. Roslien Distinguished Lecture in Science and Leadership at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the CFL Main Hall. Osterholm will sign books before his lecture from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life lobby. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.
'Immigration and Unaccompanied Minors'
Speaking on their work with unaccompanied minors entering the United States from Mexico and Central America, Luther visiting assistant professor of social work, Susan Schmidt and immigration lawyer Yer L. Vang will host a panel titled "Immigration and Unaccompanied Minors" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Olin 102. The event is part of the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement's Spring Series of panels titled "Tough Talk, Calm Voices."
Women, Faith, and Finance Seminar
On Friday, April 7, Luther is hosting the 13th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar at the Hotel Winneshiek. Women of all ages are invited to come and learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving. Cost is $30-bring a friend and each save $5. First 75 paid registrants receive their choice between two resource books. To register, visit the website or e-mail <lovellje> for more information.
Celebrations this week
March 21: John Hedstrom, Richard Mtisi
March 22: Kate Narveson, Roman Yasinovskyy
March 23: Teri Olson
March 24: Brian Knox
March 25: Corine Carlson
March 26: Robert Fitton, Jennifer Olufsen, Kim O'Brien, Lindsey Row-Heyveld
March 27: Michael Engelhardt, Rachel Moser
After more than 15 years of service to Luther College Safety and Security, Officer Ron Fritz is retiring. Please join us in wishing Ron well at a reception to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in Peace Dining Room.
Visual Media fellow: One year, full-time Visual Media fellow. Responsibilities include mentoring work-study students, producing short marketing videos, occasional photography coverage, manage/monitor an inventory of photo and video equipment and help in the conception and execution of video projects. Bachelor's degree preferred, with experience in visual media field a must. Preference goes to candidates with experience working with digital SLRs, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X and basic sound equipment. Experience working with and managing student workers is preferred; familiarity with on-location lighting is a plus.
Financial Aid administrative assistant: Full-time administrative assistant in the financial aid office will be responsible for the coordination, certification and reconciliation of all private student loans. This person will be responsible for the creation and mailing of award letters, reconciliation of funds and processing state program files. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Associate's degree with coursework in Microsoft Office Suite, business practices, keyboarding and office procedures preferred. General knowledge of financial aid process is helpful.
Media coordinator: The Media Relations and Visual Media departments seek a detail-oriented and organized full-time 10-month media coordinator. Responsibilities include supporting both Media Relations and Visual Media through writing press releases, managing social media platforms, distributing mass communication, managing schedules, supporting the creation of visual content and front desk management. Bachelor's degree is preferred, with experience in communications field a must.
Associate registrar: .92 FTE, prepares and implements processes that support the academic program, including preparation and maintenance of academic records, registration and degree audit; executes academic policies as approved by the faculty; serves as technology liaison between the Registrar's Office and Information Technology Services; fulfills compliance responsibilities; and serves as primary assistant to the Registrar. A bachelor's degree, minimum of three years' experience in student information database management in a higher education setting, and an understanding of a liberal arts college curriculum is required. Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 27.
Full-time custodian: General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s) and public areas. Hours will generally be 2-10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.
Full-time weekend custodian: Responsibilities include assisting in maintaining building appearance, including areas such as lobbies, entrances, classrooms, offices, hallways, break rooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, staircases and restrooms. This position will work weekends as custodial support for events as needed, and will then adjust hours during the week to equal 40 hours. Typical work schedule is 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 1-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Weekday hours are negotiable. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.
To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.
Sally Mallam was invited to conduct an external review for the Disability Services department March 12-14 at Beloit College.
Deanna Casterton was installed as president of the board for the National Association of College Stores Foundation, the only charitable resource for the campus store industry. Casterton will represent the foundation as a voting member of the NACS board of trustees. As an active supporter of the foundation, she has served on several committees and has sat on the board of directors since 2013. NACS provides resources that help support student success, the campus experience and the academic missions of higher education institutions.
Housing wanted: Quiet, respectful, slightly boring, Luther employee seeking a place to rent starting at the end of May. Ideally looking to spend no more than $500 on rent per month. Can provide references if needed. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.
For sale: Well-maintained 2007 Honda Accord. Dark blue exterior, 142,000 miles. If interested contact Facilities Services for current issues with this vehicle. Vehicle can be viewed in the Farwell parking lot. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, April 5. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
For sale: Well-maintained 2006 Chrysler Town and Country Mini Van. Light blue exterior, 121,000 miles. Vehicle can be viewed in the Farwell parking lot. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, April 5. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
YAGM Skype session: First Lutheran Church is hosting a Skype session with Samantha Ea '16 and Kelly Harris '15 at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, April 2, in their Fireside Lounge. Samantha and Kelly are ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission in Jerusalem/West Bank and Rwanda, respectively. All are welcome to learn about their year of mission, service and accompaniment. Encourage students that applied for the YAGM Program in February to attend, they may be interested to know that First Lutheran is committed to support recipients for the 2017-18 mission year. Contact Ann Landstrom, [email protected], for more information.
For sale: Blue 2007 Honda Accord SE that has 108,000 miles. It is an automatic with four-wheel drive and ABS. Six CD changer, working air conditioning, cruise control, alarm system, large trunk, new battery and new shocks. Just had an oil change and check up. Contact Lauren, <l.anderson>.
Free: European-wired items: radio, hair dryer and curling iron. Contact Harland, 382-2138.
New community initiative: Decorah Power is a group of Decorah area citizens exploring the opportunity to create a municipal electric utility. We're hoping that lots of people will get involved in this exciting initiative. To learn more and to subscribe to community updates, visit the website. Contact Carly Foster, <fosterc>.
House-sitter available: Luther junior looking for a place to stay while working in Decorah full-time this summer. Can garden, house sit, pet sit, clean, do farm work or other chores as needed. References are available upon request. Contact Harleigh, <boldha01> or 913-333-1879.
Swimming clinic: Laura Storlie is holding an adult introductory fitness swimming clinic at the Luther Aquatic Center April 6, 13, 20 and 27, andMay 4 and 11. Cost is $15 per session, or 30 for 3 sessions and] $50 for 6 sessions. This clinic is a also perfect way to jump-start triathlon training for the summer. Contact Laura Storlie, [email protected].
For sale: A pair of tickets to see Bon Jovi on March 27 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Asking $245 for the pair or best offer. The seats are located in section 110, row 16. Contact Rene, 419-4724 or <donlanre>.
Kickstarter campaign: Bring wood-fired pizza to Luna Valley Farm-Maren and Tom Beard are transforming their farm into a pizza farm, and ask you to join them! Check out their Kickstarter page between now and March 31 to pledge for rewards such as pizza, naming rights to a lamb, tickets to the soft opening, community supported pizza membership (like a CSA but for pizza), private parties or pizza for life! Learn more at lunavalleyfarm.com or contact Maren, <maren.beard>.
In honor of World Poetry Day:
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.