Tuesday, Jan. 23

TUESDAY 1/23/2018

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Contribution limits

The IRS announces contribution limits for 2018. You can contribute up to $18,500 to your Luther College retirement account. If you're 50 or older, you're eligible to contribute an additional $6,000, for a total of $24,500. Contributing helps create a nest egg that may make it possible for you to retire on your terms. Go to http://www.luther.edu/hr/faculty-staff/common-forms/ for a TIAA Salary Reduction Form (under Additional Employment Forms). Send the completed form to HR/Payroll, Main 25.

HR update

Both Cologuard screenings and the regular routine colonoscopies are covered under the UMR health plan at 100 percent if it is billed as routine. If the Cologuard screening report comes back as something abnormal, the next colonoscopy may be billed as medical in nature and would be subject to the member's deductible and coinsurance. If both screenings are billed as routine, the plan would cover both at 100 percent, but this is rarely the scenario. Please call human resources, 387-1415, with questions.

Free Friday morning open gyms

Wellness has partnered with NEI Food and Fitness and Upper Explorerland's Safe Routes to School Program to offer free Friday morning open gyms this winter. Parents and children age 0-5 years can participate from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, for some open gym fun inside the North Gym.  There is no admission fee, and balls, scooters, etc. will be provided. Contact, <wellness>, with questions.

HR notice: Save the date

A TIAA representative will be on campus to present an estate planning workshop from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. More information will follow.

Know a potentially good RA?

Residence Life is beginning the Resident Assistant selection process for 2018-19 and would appreciate names of caring and responsible students who are engaged in the Luther community. Please fill out this short form by Friday, Jan. 26, so Residence Life can contact them and encourage them to apply. Contact <reslife>, with questions.


Chapel this week

Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.

Wednesday, Jan. 24: Lectio Divina of Psalms, Labyrinth Walk
Friday, Jan. 26: Psalm Bible study
Monday, Jan. 29: Liz Rog, Community Sing

Home sporting events this week

Wednesday, Jan. 24: Women's basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 6 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27: Men's basketball vs. Maranatha Baptist, 3 p.m.

Events this week

Wednesday, Jan. 24: "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," film series, episode 5, 6:30 p.m., Valders 362
Thursday, Jan. 25: Edible Books Contest, 3 p.m., Preus Library
Sunday, Jan. 28: "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," film series, episode 6, 2 p.m., Valders 362

Final episodes of 'The National Parks' airs this week

"Great Nature" and "The Morning of Creation," the final two episodes of the six-part Ken Burns' documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," are 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, respectively, in Valders 362.

'Edible books' Jan. 25

Celebrate the end of J-term and Hot Reads for Cold Nights at the Library's edible books contest 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. Enjoy treats, mingle with fellow book lovers and vote for a winner. Prizes awarded for first, second and third place. To create and submit an "edible book" for the contest, email, <reading>, for more information. Sponsored by the Library.

'Martin Luther: Monk of Funk' Jan. 26

Imagine Fellow Timothy Radermacher '18, presents "Martin Luther: Monk of Funk," 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Decorah Lutheran Church. An original musical that tells the tale of Martin Luther, "Monk of Funk" is about a young priest who questions his faith and ultimately starts a religious revolution. Along the way, Marty encounters unlikely friends, unexpected foes and a few funky grooves. Loosely inspired by a true story, "Monk of Funk" is sure to be a reformation in syncopation. This event is open to the public with no charge for admission. Contact, <cepe>, for more information.

First Pitch Banquet Jan. 27

Kick off the Luther baseball season at the fourth annual First Pitch Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. The event includes silent auction, dinner, season outlook from Coach Bryan Nikkel and keynote speaker Mike Grimm '93, voice of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Tickets and more details can be found at https://tickets.luther.edu/Online/Article/first-pitch-banquet or through Coach Nikkel, <nikkbr01>.

Blood drive is Jan. 30

Alpha Phi Omega is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Brunsdale Lounge between Dieseth and Miller Halls. Those who donate will receive a free "We Challenge U" T-shirt while supplies last. Times of this event will depend on when appointments are schedule. APO members will table downstairs Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 24-25, and Monday, Jan. 29. Sign up there or at redcrossblood.org. Contact Nicole Stier, <stieni01>, with questions.


Celebrations this week


Jan. 23: Julann Sindelar, Alexandra White, Emily Stumpf
Jan. 24: Tony Guzman, Jill Leet-Otley
Jan. 25: Patti Hughes, Jana Vorvick
Jan. 26: Rachel Brummel, Rene Donlan, Jeanne Skillings
Jan. 28: Joyce Brincks, Mona Nelson
Jan. 29: Richard Bernatz, Wanda Deifelt, Kristy Gould, Diane Narum


To the family and friends of Marcia Bullerman, of Calmar, Iowa, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16. She recently retired after a 30-year career at Luther, most recently in the President's Office. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 20. 

To Barb Bohach and her family on the death of their mother, Carolyn Havel, of Calmar, Iowa. She died at home surrounded by her 10 children Jan. 6, and funeral services were at St. Aloysius Church Jan. 10.

To Renee Lillibridge and her family on the death of her mother-in-law, Adeline Lillibridge, of Decorah, who passed away Jan. 12. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Decorah Lutheran Church. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14.

Position openings

Full-time admissions counselor or assistant director of admissions: Primary responsibilities include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Based on the level of experience of the successful candidate, the title will be either admissions counselor or assistant director. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge and the ability to make public presentations. Previous experience in admissions or a related field is preferred, and an appreciation for residential, liberal arts colleges would be helpful. A bachelor's degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license. Experience in sales, marketing, communication and education is highly desirable.

To view the complete job descriptions and apply for all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Andy Hageman recently had his review essay "For 25 Years I've Kept Something From You: 'Twin Peaks' in Print," published online at the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Wanted: Extra firewood to share or sell. Can help chop or transport if needed. Email Angela, <angela.kueny>, with possibilities.

Wanted: Lime green sport coat. Any size will work. Needed for a project with a student. Email Andy, <hagean03>, with options.

For rent: Two bedroom apartment located downtown Decorah on the cobblestone street by the courthouse. Available beginning of February or March. $425/month. Combined kitchen and living room. Furnished with fridge and stove. Well-kept and quiet apartment. No smoking or pets. Electric and heat paid by renter. Contact Travis, <huintr01>, for more details.

ITS used equipment sale: As ITS collects used technology equipment that has served its purpose on campus, these items are listed in a buy-it-now approach. Recently added are Mac Pro Towers (2008-10) to the current list of MacBooks, iMacs, Dell Optiplex Desktops, monitors and printers. This sale is open to the general public. Visit https://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/usedequipment/ for a current listing of items and purchasing guidelines.

For sale: 2006 Jeep Liberty. $7,000 OBO. Good condition, 89,358 miles, minimal rust, clean interior, runs great. Clean title. Call Chauncy, 387-1448, with inquiries.

For sale: Brand new HP 95 tri-color printer ink cartridge and HP 98 black printer ink cartridge. $20 each or two for $35. Email Mike, <[email protected]>, for more information.

For sale: Fresh air pork raised outside on organic corn and barley, non GMO soybean meal and organic milk at Luna Valley Farm in Decorah. Sold in wholes and halves, available in early February. Contact Maren, <Maren.Beard>, or visit lunavalleyfarm.com for more information.

Classes start soon: The winter session for SoDa (Song and Dance) Club begns Monday, Jan. 29. The group, open for children ages 5-14, meets Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church. SoDa is led by Linda Martin, Jill Wilson and Claire Thompson. Cost is $60 for eight weeks. Contact Linda, <martli01>, or Claire, <[email protected]>, for questions or to register.


And finally...

Answer to last week's trivia question: The letter "S"

This week's brain teaser:

"What has a mouth, but cannot eat; moves, but has no legs; and has a bank, but cannot put money in it?" Look for the answer in next week's Tuesday!