Tuesday, July 5

TUESDAY 7/5/11

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Payroll information

The Sesquicentennial summer salary supplement will be paid on July 20 for non-exempt staff and on July 25 for exempt staff. The supplement will be included with your normal pay for that time period.

TIAA-CREF on campus

TIAA-CREF will be on campus Wednesday July 13, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, July 15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for individual counseling sessions. To schedule a counseling session, call (866) 842-2977.

Interlibrary Loan closed for requests

The Library's Interlibrary Loan department will be closed for Luther patrons' loan and article requests from June 30-July 12 due to staff vacation. Interlibrary loans that arrive June 30-July 12 will be handled by the ILL summer student worker. For assistance with Interlibrary Loan through July 12, email John Goodin, <goodinjo>.

Augsburg pocket calendar available

The red Augsburg pocket calendar is available by pre-order through the Book Shop. Anyone interested in ordering a copy should let the Book Shop know before July 15. The price is $9.95, which is the cost to the Book Shop. No discounts will apply.

Home energy planning with cost-share

For a limited time, Decorah homeowners are eligible for the best home energy efficiency financial assistance packages available anywhere in Iowa. Winneshiek Energy District is encouraging homeowners to take advantage of these assistance packages while they remain. 

Program includes:

  • Home energy analysis and recommendations for upgrades having a payback worth pursuing.
  • 30 percent cost-share up to $2,000 per home. All in addition to other eligible rebates.

Visit http://energydistrict.org/projects/energy-planning-cost-share/, or call 382-4207, extension 3#. 


Luther Reuse sale July 12

A Luther Reuse Sale will be held Tuesday, July 12, 5-7 p.m. in the Ashmore-Jewell barn, next to Baker Village. As a replacement of the annual Luther College auction, the reuse sale will sell a variety of items no longer needed by the college. A link and an inventory list are available at www.luther.edu/sustainability under "What's Currently Happening."

Weston Noble Alumni Choir reunion

The fifth annual Weston Noble Alumni Choir will begin rehearsals July 24. Choir members from Luther classes 1949 - 2001 will gather for four days of rehearsals.

The choir will perform Thursday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The concert, open to the public with no charge for admission, will immediately follow the opening ceremonies for Nordic Fest, the Decorah community's annual celebration of its Scandinavian heritage.

The concert will consist of 12 choral pieces, including works by Luther graduates such as "David's Lamentation" by Joshua Shank and "Amazing Grace" arranged by Greg Berg. The concert will conclude with "O Lord God" by Paul Tchesnokoff, the signature closing piece for the Luther College Nordic Choir conducted by Noble for more than 50 years.

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.

The band will perform Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall.

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.



To Renee Bay and family on the July 5 death of Renee's father Bernard "Bernie" Lips.


Loren Toussaint and two Luther alums, Alyssa Cheadle formerly of Harvard and now at UCLA and Amy Owen of Duke University, published the article, "Forgive to Live: Forgiveness, Health, and Longevity" in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. As the title implies, the article provides first-time evidence that forgiveness is associated with improved longevity and that this longevity benefit is offered through protections to mental and physical health afforded by forgiveness.

Kathryn Reed was soloist in the Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 at the Peoria Bach Festival at Trinity Lutheran Church in Peoria, Ill., on June 10.

Todd Green wrote an op-ed piece for The Huffington Post on July 5. It's called "Does Islam Need a Martin Luther?" It can be found at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-green-phd/islam-martin-luther_b_884264.html.


Seeking exchange: Birte Heinecke, a 27-year-old master's student from the University of Hamburg, Germany will study the Movement Fundamentals curriculum with Jane Hawley, July 17-Sept. 8. Birte needs place/home to stay from July 23-Sept. 8. She offers child-care opportunities along with teaching German to the household. Contact Jane, 419-3519 or <hawleyja>, if interested in hosting Birte.

Wanted: Used girl's or woman's bicycle at a reasonable rate. Prefer handbrakes, three-speed or single-speed bicycle would be fine. Contact via email <liru01>. 

Help available: All Wrestling Construction consists of Luther wrestlers available to do odd jobs. The AWC specializes in lawn mowing, moving jobs, small construction, gardening, landscaping, roofing and more. Contact Billy Barringer, (651) 675-7381 or <barrwi01>, or Chris George, (715) 966-5594 or <georch02>.

Moving-out sale: Sony Trinitron 24-inch color TV $30; wooden TV stand, $10; IKEA black office swivel chair, $20; IKEA full-size mattress and metal bed frame which can be disassembled for transport, $30. Everything is in great shape and available for pick-up Thursday, July 14. Email [email protected].

Garage sale: Huge multi-family garage sale Saturday, July 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Furniture including dining room table and chairs, clothing, sports equipment and many miscellaneous items at 1610 Valdres Road Head east past the airport on Highway 9, turn right on Centennial Road and right again on Valdres Road, second house on the right.

For rent: Two-bedroom house on Pershing Ave. Has fenced-in backyard, one-car detached garage, nice-sized deck on back. Kitchen and bathroom newly remodeled. Has washer/dryer in basement. Contact Julie, 380-4792 or <shocju01> if interested.


Sustainability tip

Call a cab: Reduce your energy consumption for transportation by walking, biking or carpooling to work.  If you can’t do those, and don’t have a car, use a taxi: http://www.luther.edu/sustainability/transportation/taxis/

Wellness tip

There is interest in starting a Slow Pitch Senior Softball League in Decorah. Interested? There will be a players meeting at 9 a.m., Friday, July 8 in the Decorah City Hall conference chambers. All interested players are encouraged to come and see if we can get the league going. Can't make the meeting but think you might want to play? Contact Andy Nimrod, Decorah Parks and Recreation, 382-4158 or [email protected]

And finally…

Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what? 

-Jim Rohn