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Thank you from President Carlson
Thank you to the Luther community for everything you did to make Commencement weekend a wonderful celebration for our graduating seniors and their families. From concerts and receptions to Baccalaureate and Commencement, it was a busy weekend, made even more challenging by the rainy weather. Thanks for all you do to make our graduates feel special and to welcome their families and friends to the Luther community.
-- President Paula Carlson
Summer hours reminder
Summer hours begin Monday, May 22. Luther staff have the option to work 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday with a 30 minute lunch break and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday with a 30 minute lunch break. Note that each office must be staffed by one employee until 5 p.m. on Friday, breaks will not be scheduled at the end of the work day. The college will return to regular work hours Monday, Aug. 21.
Library summer hours
The library is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. It is closed Saturday-Sunday. The library will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 29, and for the Independence Day holiday Tuesday, July 4.
Memorial Day weekend and summer hours
Welcome Center and Union
Saturday-Sunday, May 27-28: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Monday, May 29: Closed
Sunday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day
Closed until Thursday, June 1
Regular hours: Sunday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 2: 5-6:30 p.m. only
Sunday, June 4: 7-8:30 a.m. only
Monday, June 5: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. only
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day and Wednesday, June 7 for Staff Day
Marty's, Nordic Brew, Grab-'N-Go, C Store
Closed for the summer
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed with the following exceptions
Saturday, June 10: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Saturdays, June 17 and 24: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, July 29: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day and Tuesday, July 4 for the holiday
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-noon
Closed May 27-29
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-7p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon
Closed May 27-29 for Memorial weekend and June 30-July 9 for cleaning
May 22-June 2
Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m.
June 4-June 30
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Full Aquatic Center calendar online
KATIE will be unavailable Friday, May 26, from 12:01 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a special maintenance window. During that time, KATIE will be taken offline and upgraded to the newest version. Please plan ahead as final grades are due at noon Thursday, May 25. See KATIE Version Update 5/26/17 for more information or contact <helpdesk> or 387-1000.
Luther College honorary degrees awarded at Commencement
Luther awarded honorary degrees to John A. Nunes, former president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief, and Øyvind T. Gulliksen, professor emeritus of American literature and culture at the University College of Southeast Norway, at Commencement. Nunes also delivered the Commencement address at Luther's 2017 graduation ceremony. Watch Luther's Commencement ceremony online here.
Note to JP Morgan commercial cardholders
All JP Morgan commercial cardholders must send their May and June reporting cycle commercial card expense reports to OFS by the deadline. Expense reports are needed prior to the 2016-17 audit and OFS needs time to review them.
Admin1 transition May 24-25
In preparation for the transition to a new file server, all staff are asked to shut down their computers at the end of the day Wednesday, May 24. The admin1 file server will be changed to read-only at 5 p.m. Wednesday. The transition will occur Thursday, May 25, during the morning maintenance window and will be completed by 8 a.m. Contact the Technology Help Desk, 387-1000, with questions.
Message from LIS: Decorah Broadband/High speed internet survey
The City of Decorah has hired a market research company to gauge public demand for a potential new broadband internet network. The city hopes to gather information on whether enough customers would sign up for a super-fast broadbad/internet service in Decorah to make it self-sustaining. The phone survey, targeting 400 households in Decorah, will be conducted by American Directions Research Group beginning May 25. The survey should take only 10-12 minutes, and those selected to participate in the survey can expect a call from the 515, or Des Moines area code. The city asks those selected to participate and help identify the desire/interest in this project. Call city hall, 382-3651, with questions.
The Caf to Community program seeks volunteers for Monday-Thursday shifts throughout the summer. Extra food is packaged from the cafeteria and donated to the First Lutheran food pantry. Volunteer shifts begin at 1 p.m. and end once food is gone, usually no more than an hour and a half. Email Sarah, <forssa03>, with questions.
Fiscal year end approaching
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 9, to be included in fiscal year 2016-17 budget. No faxed copies are permitted. Items for deposit must be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 2. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.
Support for international students this summer
Because of concerns about safety and travel, some students who would normally go home for the summer are choosing to stay in Decorah. The Coordinated Response team will help connect international students who are staying in Decorah for the summer with community members who wish to support them in a variety of ways (weekend trips, hosting occasional meals, etc.). To offer your support, fill out the form online.
Faculty and staff ticket prices for Center Stage Series
In a trial run for 2017-18, Center Stage Series tickets for Luther faculty, staff and spouses will be $15. Tickets for faculty and staff dependents ages 4-18 will be $7.50. Season tickets for faculty and staff will be available at this same price per ticket. For details of the upcoming season visit tickets.luther.edu June 1.
Luther College Concert Band in Spain
The Luther College Concert Band, under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, will tour and perform in concert venues around Spain May 23-June 3. The ensemble's performance itinerary includes stops in the Spanish cities of Getafe, Cullera, Buñol, Puerto de Santa Maria and Ubeda with additional travel to Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Granada, Toledo and Cordoba. The band will perform works by Leonard Bernstein, Rossano Galante, John Phillip Sousa and Joseph Turrin. The band's program features Lynne Postudensek Hart, saxophonist and Luther adjunct faculty in music, performing André Waignein's "Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone."
Summer Wellness walking challenge
Wellness has opened the sign-up for the 2017 Summer "Walk More Connect More" Luther summer walking challenge. This is a 10-week, goal-based challenge (with prizes!) starting June 4. The goals align with the regional "Walk More Connect More" campaign Wellness has partnered with, but those who wish to run instead may also participate. Sign up online; contact <wellness> with questions.
Seeking friendship families for new international students
The Luther Diversity Center seeks individuals and families in the Decorah community to help incoming international students adjust to life at Luther and in the United States. The goal of the program is to promote international understanding and develop an appreciation of how others live and view the world. Interested individuals and families can sign up on the Diversity Center website.
Escalation workshop reminder
Faculty planning classes for the fall should keep in mind the 90-minute Escalation Workshop is available. It is a powerful 40-minute film followed by discussion that focuses on relationship violence. In 2015, 33 percent of Luther students reported being involved in an abusive relationship in their lifetime. The workshop is led by trained staff or student facilitators, and is also available for student organizations, teams or residence hall floors. Contact Bobbi-Jo, <molobo01>, to schedule a workshop.
Shuttle Service now offering Chicago Midway International Airport
The 2017-18 shuttle schedule is now available online. This fall, the Chicago Midway Airport will be a new pick-up and drop-off location along with minor changes for continuing routes. As a reminder, all shuttle tickets must be purchased a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the initial departure time or there will be an additional fee.
Summer safety tip from the Risk Management and Safety Committee
The Friday before Memorial Day is "Don't Fry Day." The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated this day to encourage sun safety awareness. As a reminder, always wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses every day when working, playing or relaxing outdoors.
The annual steam shutdown is planned for the afternoon of May 23-28. A limited number of buildings will have hot water and some HVAC systems will be cooler than usual. Contact Facilities, <facilities>, with questions.
Book Shop news
"Warmly Weston" by Wilfred F. Bunge will be offered at a buy one, get one half off discounted price until Monday, May 29. Take advantage of this offer, as the book is no longer in print.
Book Shop closed for inventory May 23-26
The Book Shop will be closed Tuesday-Friday, May 23-26, for inventory. Those wishing to make a purchase can still knock on the door or call 387-1036. The Book Shop apologizes for any inconvenience.
Lawn fertilization and spot spraying May 26-27
In an effort to be more sustainable, Luther has reduced campus-wide spraying to an annual herbicide-spraying application in the fall. The college will instead spot spray in the spring in limited areas as dictated by need. Luther will continue to fertilize the campus lawns to provide well-maintained, visually attractive grounds for Luther students, employees and visitors. Weather permitting, the procedure will occur May 26-27, outside of normal work hours.
Chapel this week
Weekday chapel will resume Wednesday, Aug. 30. Opening Convocation will be held Thursday, Aug. 31.
Celebrations this week
May 23: Rick Hughes
May 24: Tammy Hove, Michelle Larson, Roxanne Wellborn, Lori Bachman
May 25: Eric Karius, LaDonna McGohan, Jill Phillips, Jill Wilson, Rachael Jones
May 26: Melissa Rosendahl
May 27: Bob Harri, Eric Westlund, Kenneth Kubesh, Jose Deras, Jared Aschbrenner
May 28: Mark Eichinger
May 29: Jan Koenig, Ahmed Muaz, Andrew Peter
Full-time development officer: serve as an ambassador of the college with responsibility to build and develop long-term, donor-centric relationships built on a firm understanding of the donor's interest, passions and values. The primary objective of the officer is to advance the mission of the college by planning and implementing a program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors with major and planned gift potential in support of Luther's fundraising initiatives and institutional priorities. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years in development work, major gifts or related area is required. Degree from a liberal arts college and experience in an academic setting is preferred. Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and leaderships skills are essential. This position requires traveling on a regular basis as well as frequent evening and weekend hours.
(1) Full-time general custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s) and public areas. Hours will generally be 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Some weekend work may be required. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.
(2) .75 FTE position with general custodial responsibilities including overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s) and public areas. Hours will generally be 4-10 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 maintenance mechanic/plumber: perform all types of building maintenance and repair that is generated from the Facilities Services work order system. Most work is related to plumbing, heating and air condition systems. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interpreting drawings, schematics and blue prints; preparing lists of materials needed, performing plumbing, heating and air conditioning service; providing service on steam distribution system; assisting boiler operators; and assisting with snow removal.
Area coordinator for the towers (Miller and Dieseth Hall): The towers area coordinator is a regular (.83FTE) 10-month, live-in position responsible for supporting the mission of the college by developing a community conducive to student learning and academic success. The Area Coordinator will work with a population of approximately 730 residents. Evening and weekend work is required. Compensation includes housing, food plan and benefits package. Master's degree is preferred, bachelor's degree required. Position begins Aug. 1.
Administrative assistant: .75 FTE, six hour per day, benefit-eligible, administrative assistant in the Office for Financial Services. The administrative assistant provides customer service to parents, students, staff and other customers of Luther in person, by phone and mail. This person is responsible for maintaining confidential information and performing clerical duties as needed. High school diploma is required, degree in business from a community college preferred. Two years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
Strengths program coordinator: .52 FTE, 10-month Strengths program coordinator to serve as the main contact for staff and students interested in taking the StrengthsFinder assessment. Coordinator will lead the effort to teach Strengths Education to students in Health 100, coordinate strengths education workshops and collaborate with the Career Center director and Assessment and Institutional Research to identify measures to assess the on-going efficacy of the program. Qualified candidates required to have bachelor's degree, preferably from a liberal arts college with master's in student personnel administration, leadership studies or higher education preferred.
To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.
Don Jones has been re-certified as a Professional Marketer by the American Marketing Association.
Jonathon Struve earned his Doctor of Philosophy in music at the University of Iowa. With a concentration in vocal literature, Struve's dissertation, "Friedrich Hollaender and the art of writing songs for the Cabaret" explores representative examples of the composer's body of more than 250 songs, analyzing the way in which Hollaender's musical settings express the mood of each text.
Anna Peterson and Øyvind Gulliksen have both contributed to the book project "Modern America: Developments in Contemporary American Society." Peterson's chapter is titled "'A Nation of Immigrants: A History of American Immigration and Identity," and Gulliksen's chapter is "The Importance of Religion in America." The book's publisher is Gyldendal Academic Press and became available May 16.
Anneleise Frie '19, and Lily Kime '19, have each received a Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship, created by Karen Julesberg of Madison, Wisconsin, Luther class of 1960, benefits Luther students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO is a federally-funded program providing holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students' academic success, personal development and sense of community.
Isak Swanson '17 has been accepted to participate in the Summer Seminar series hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies, a nonprofit educational organization. At the weeklong program, held at Bryn Mawr College, Swanson will have the opportunity to explore issues in the classical liberal tradition of thought alongside top academics and fellow students.
For sale: Girls' size three and four clothing, $5 per large bag. Baby toys, $2 per bag. Children's towels and one blanket, $2. Email David, [email protected], for details.
For rent: Four-bedroom house for rent with three bathrooms-one downstairs and two upstairs-kitchen, dining and living room, double garage. Hardwood backyard and small playground area. Dishwasher, washer and dryer included. Centralized air conditioning. Walking distance to Phelps Park. Pets are welcome. Available June 3. Contact Anna, <desafr01>, for pictures and further details.
For sale: 55 professional contractor Allan Block retaining wall. Each block measures 8 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches at a price of $4 per block, well below retail. Blocks are on a pallet ready to haul. Contact Marcia, 380-8127 or <gullick>.
Free: ITS has three Epson Ribbon Cartridges for LQ series dot matrix printers. Contact Patty, <livipa01> or 387-1406.
Moving sale items: 32-foot extension ladder, near new, $200; Men's Trek 7100 bike $35; High definition television, not flat screen, $40; recliner $10; computer desk $20; lateral file cabinet $10; metal file cabinet $5; small dresser $7; microwave $15. Contact Mark, <johnsmar>, or 387-1347.
For sale: Native prairie plants available at the farmers market, Saturdays May 27, June 3 and 10, or until plants are sold out. Provide benefits to native pollinators and brighten up your yard with native wildflowers and grasses! Proceeds benefit Luther's land stewardship program. Contact Molly, <mcnimo01>, with questions.
For sale: Full-size mattress with a boxspring, frame and headboard. For pricing and information, contact Nick, <nlauer>.
For sale: Danby ArcticAire 30-pint dehumidifier, gently used. Asking $60, contact Anna, <desafr01> or 379-7601.
For sale: Pre-owned Imperia Pasta Maker Machine in original box. Instructions included, asking $30. Contact Anna, <desafr01>.
For sale: Pre-owned Norpo Pasta Drying Rack in original box. Used only a few times, asking $30. Contact Anna, <desafr01>.
For sale: Spacious home with stunning view over town and campus. All necessities on one level of house with plenty of room for family on lower and upper levels. Quality details throughout the entire home. More information can be found online, contact Jane, <millja03> or 419-2313, for more information.
For sale: Two snow tires used on a Hyundai Sonata for one season. Not studded, but have extra tread. Tires' specs are 205/65 R-16 Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires, asking $100 for the pair. Contact Natalie, <willna03> or (404) 354-1655.
For sale: Newly renovated home with updated flooring, bathroom and kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Located in Decorah's Minowa Heights subdivision within walking distance to public park, quiet street with large yard. Asking price is $184,900, contact Payton, <haynpa01> or (417) 569-3163.
"To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe."
Congratulations to the class of 2017!