Tuesday, May 31

TUESDAY 5/31/11

Published for faculty and staff by the Luther College Public Information office • Copy deadline: Friday, 3 p.m., 75-word limit • Phone: (563) 387-1865 • Email: <tuesday>

Note: All campus telephone numbers are in the 563 area code, all campus email addresses end in @luther.edu • ©2011


Sesquicentennial salary supplement

As announced at the Sesquicentennial Picnic for employees and families, July paychecks will include a one-time $750 salary supplement for employees who have a .75 to 1.0 FTE appointment. This supplement will be pro-rated for employees at a .50 to .74 appointment.

The one-time supplement is made possible by utilizing 2010-11 budget surplus funds. Unspent contingency funds and greater than projected tuition revenue provided a portion of the surplus.  This supplement is not added to the employee base salary.

It was also announced at the picnic that staff will be given an extra day of vacation (Dec. 28) so that they can have an entire week off at Christmas.

Summer reading 2011

The summer reading for this fall's incoming class is "Strength in What Remains: a journey of remembrance and forgiveness" by Tracy Kidder. The Paideia Endowment has made a limited number of copies available free of charge at the bookstore for faculty and staff who are not already receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. If you would like to read Deo's story and join the campus conversation this fall, please feel free to pick up a copy.

LIS executive director search committee

The following individuals have accepted the invitation to serve on the search committee for the position of executive director of LIS: David Ranum, chair; and Diane Gossman, Tim Schweizer, Steve Smith and Rebecca Sullivan. The position will be posted soon and review of applications will begin in July. The start date is negotiable; January 2012 is preferred. Until a new executive director is named, Diane Gossman will serve as interim chair of the LIS Council.


Sesquicentennial relay race June 4-5

Relive the journey of Luther College on a relay race from Luther's birthplace in Halfway Creek, Wis. to Decorah June 4-5.  For information visit https://www.luther.edu/150/events/relayrace. Current faculty, staff and students can register for $20 apiece. Contact Matt Hughes <hughesma> for more information on how to take advantage of this offer.

All-Band Alumni Reunion July 29-31

Professors emeriti Frederick Nyline and Weston Noble will be honored at a Luther All-Band Alumni Reunion July 29-31, bringing together hundreds of former student musicians who performed in the bands directed by Nyline and Noble over the past 63 years.

Band alumni can register online or by downloading the print form at the Alumni Band Reunion website: https://www.luther.edu/alumni/band_reunion/.

Event schedule and information can also be found at that website, or by contacting Sherry Alcock, email <alcock> or (800) 225-8664.


Victoria Christman's article "The Coverture of Widowhood:  Heterodox Female Publishers in Antwerp, 1530-1580," appeared in the Spring 2011 edition (vol. 42/1) of the Sixteenth Century Journal. 

Karen Kanakis and Jacob Lassetter were soloists in the Faure "Requiem" performed at Chicago's Orchestra Hall on May 16. The performance was conducted by Simon Carrington.

Montoya wins Jenson Medal

William Montoya, a Luther College senior from Ibagué-Tolima, Columbia, was named the recipient of the college’s Jenson Medal at May 22 commencement ceremonies for the Luther Class of 2011.

The Jenson Medal is presented each year to an outstanding senior, selected by the graduating class, who best demonstrates the ideals of the college through service to students and the college community. The Jenson Medal was established through a gift from Luther alumni Elizabeth A. Jenson, Class of 1945, and Paul G. Jenson, Class of 1947, of Vassalboro, Maine.


Wedding invitation

Lynda (Erickson) Sutherland and Ginger Meyette invite Luther faculty, staff and families to join in their wedding celebration Saturday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Phelps Park, in the Gazebo and two shelters south of Gazebo.

Gifts are not necessary. If you wish, bring something to add to the potluck reception, held immediately after the wedding ceremony. No need to RSVP. Please join us if you can. Contact Ginger, 419-6728 or <meyegi01> with questions.

Evening meal sign-up

Alison Dwyer, who is married to Philip Freeman in Classics, is starting approximately 26 weeks of chemotherapy and radiation as follow up to successful initial surgery and treatment. If you would be willing to prepare an evening meal for them sign up at https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvmDRzEpPxnLdFdodGFDdm9tRmtfbFNsOC1YRlZ2a1E&hl=en_US&authkey=CKfJkrgG. Contact College Ministries with questions at <ministry> or 387-1040, or call or Michelle Whitehill, 380-9219, one of Alison's co-workers at Vesterheim, who is coordinating meals.

Employee updates

Please welcome Karen Kerndt and Chelle Meyer to new positions at Luther. Karen is the Medical Transcriptionist in Health Service. She will continue to serve as an R.N. in Health Service as needed.

Chelle Meyer, currently the SASW administrative assistant, will join the Center for Global Learning and International Admissions office Aug. 8. 


For rent: Well-kept condo in quiet building, close to downtown, available July 15 to single adult, couple, or small family. One-year lease requested. On second level, stair or elevator access, sunny south and east exposures, walk-out porch. Living room, kitchen, dining room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and laundry room. Appliances included. Attached two-car garage. No pets, no smoking. Contact Kris, <petekr05> or (641) 430-1077 for information or to view.

For sale:  Compact white Amana Freezer, chest style, 5.5 cubic feet (30" x 22"), excellent condition. No rust or dents. Works efficiently and quietly. $90, email <chrisbir>.

Wanted: Roomate to share my condo, available July 1. No smoking, drinking. Requires three references. Must have job and working. All utilities paid except phone.   Off street parking w/computer access and laundry access. $325/month with $100 deposit. Contact [email protected] or 382-6022 and leave message.

Help available: 2010 Luther graduate relocating to Decorah looking for full-time nanny job for 2011-12 academic year. Energetic, creative and five-plus years experience in childcare. Have been a nanny for the past nine months. CPR and first-aid certified. Have own transportation. References and resume available upon request. Contact <wolfji01> for more information.

Found: Ring found in Main 114. Call Registrar's Office, 387-1167, to identify and claim.

For sale: 2006 enclosed black trailer, single axel, with side door and back door ramp, ladder rack on top, relined with plywood and added light inside and additional electrical outlet. Call 419-3100.

For sale: 2006 Honda Accord EX in excellent condition. Silver, automatic, 4 cylinder, sunroof, spoiler, alum wheels, cloth seats, power windows/locks. 70,000 miles. $13,500 OBO Call 419-2918.

Hilton Head condo available: Want to spend a week on Hilton Head Island this summer? Five-star condo, available June 12-19. Two-bedroom, sleeps eight, pools, hot tubs, spa center, and many activities and amenities. Property on 11 miles of beautiful white beach. Normally rents for over $4,000/week but available at half the price. Call (612) 720-9634 for more information.

For sale: Three white Whirlpool appliances, all work and in good condition. No-frost top freezer/refrigerator, estimated annual energy cost $54, year: 1996, freezer five cubic feet, refrigerator 13.1 cubic feet. $150 or best offer. Microwave hood combination, year: 2000, $50 or best offer. 30-inch electric freestanding range, year: 2000, $150 or best offer. Contact Jane, 419-3519 or <hawleyja>.

For sale: Men's Mongoose mountain bike, 18-speed with elliptical chain wheel, $30. Contact <carlsosc> or 382-1409.

For sale: 1994 Toyota Corolla, green, 106,000 miles, five-speed manual, paint needs work, interior very clean. $2,000 OBO. Call 382-3366 or 380-9680 or email <hildebja>.

For sale: Utility trailer. 4x6-foot trailer built to haul motorcycle. Has sides. Good for mowers, bikes, gardening or construction stuff. $95. Craig Mosher  387-2133  or 380-5854.

For sale: 16 year old is cutting, selling and delivering quality firewood as a summer job. Cost: $150 per cord. Call and place your order with Nathan at 419-3709.

For sale: I am renovating my gardens and have a few healthy perennials and shrubs to offer at bargain prices.  Email inquiries to <chrija02>. See plant list and photos at: https://sites.google.com/a/luther.edu/christy-sale/

Wanted to rent: Incoming senior at Luther looking to live in Decorah for summer months. Would like to rent or sublet a room for the summer. Interested in rooming with another to reduce living expenses. Contact (507) 254-7333 or <matter02>.

For sale: 2003 Kia Sorento, black. V6 automatic, four-wheel drive, power windows, power brakes. Nice car. 130,000 miles. Call 379-8074.