Tuesday, July 19

TUESDAY 7/19/11

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


Iowa Private College Week

Luther will again participate in the statewide annual Iowa Private College Week, Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5.

Based on numbers from previous years, we anticipate 350-400 prospective students will visit our campus during IPCW. This number represents approximately 10 percent of our total visitors for the year. It is crucial that we make a good first impression on these prospective students and families.

To achieve this goal, we are asking Luther faculty and staff to lend us a helping hand during IPCW. We hope you will join us and engage in conversations with prospective students and their parents during daily breaks at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. These 30-minute breaks will be held in the lobby of the Dahl Centennial Union.

As you know, competition among colleges and universities for qualified students is fierce. Research tells us that prospective students' contact with faculty and staff plays a critical role in student recruitment. Therefore, much of our success is dependent on you and your willingness to interact with our prospects.

Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to spare a half hour for one or more of the daily break sessions (11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Aug. 1-5), contact Marty, 387-1289 or <bergmart>.

Thank you in advance for your support of our student recruitment efforts.

Luther Book Shop Ridiculous Day Sale

As part of Decorah's Ridiculous Day event Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Luther Book Shop will be offering a ridiculous extra 20 percent discount on already low prices from our clearance area. Items may include specially marked clothing, books, gift and emblematic items.

Fine Arts Collection inventory

The Fine Arts Collection is beginning its summer inventory. If you have artwork that was left by a previous office tenant, or if stray work is hanging around your office suite, contact Kate Elliott at <ellika03> to have the piece picked up and checked back into the collection. Much thanks for your assistance.

Directory photos at Public Information

The Public Information Office will take faculty and staff headshots in July and August. Come in if your Directory photo is more than five years old or if you want a new photo taken. Come in July 18-22, Aug. 1-5 or Aug. 8-12 between 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. or call for an appointment. There is no charge for this service.

Health Care Council Executive Summary

May 26, 2011: Discussion continued on office visit and vision co-pays. Third quarter Caremark pharmaceuticals report was reviewed. The 2011-12 health care budget was reviewed. The July 1 reinsurance rates increase was noted. The council recommended increasing single premium $7/month and increasing family/employee + one premium by $10/month. Premium increase information has been sent to plan participants.


Erickson retirement reception July 19

Join Dining Services at a retirement party for Grace Erickson Tuesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. in the Caf. After 35 years at Luther, Grace will be retiring and we're having a celebration for her friends and family. Stop by between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for snacks and conversation.

Haemker retirement reception July 19

A retirement reception for Jim Haemker will be held Tuesday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m. to thank him for his service to Luther as director of the Book Shop and Union Services. Join us in the Addams Lounge, upper level of the Union, to bid Jim farewell. Deanna Casterton, Book Shop coordinator, will assume the position of interim director. 

Luther at the Iowa State Fair

Luther will have a table in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Aug. 11-21 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. The purpose is to gain some additional exposure in the growing Des Moines area.

Interested in helping us staff the booth? Please indicate interest and availability to Sharon Rossing, 387-1650 or <rossinsh>, and we’ll let you know which days are open. We’re particularly short of help the last few days of the fair.

Distinguished Lecturers announced

Campus Programming, in connection with Paideia and the Center for Ethics and Public Life, is pleased to announce the Distinguished Lecturers for the 2011-12 school year are Tracy Kidder and Nicholas Kristof.

Tracy Kidder will hold an "Ask the Author" session with incoming freshmen Wednesday, Aug 31, 7-8 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall, and will serve as the Sesquicentennial Convocation speaker Thursday, Sept 1, 9:40 a.m. Kidder is the author of Strength In What Remains, and Mountains Beyond Mountains.  

Nicholas Kristoff will address the significance of international attention and service in a lecture Thursday, Feb. 2 , 7 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall. He is a New York Times columnist and co-author, with his wife Sheryl WuDunn, of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.  

Classes are encouraged and welcomed to connect.  Contact Tanya Gertz, <gertta01> with questions.

Instructional soccer camp spots open

There are still spots open for children ages 8-14 at Luther's Instructional Soccer Camp July 24-28. Luther's camp offers Iowa and the Midwest top-quality soccer instruction. The camp enables aspiring players to learn the basic techniques and tactics of the game in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and support, while advanced players receive collegiate/pro-level training. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt.

Contact Julie with questions, 387-1865 or <shocju01>. Register online at https://www.luther.edu/programming/camps/soccerinstructional/.

Last soccer mini-camp of the summer

The final Luther soccer mini-camp of the summer will be held July 25-28 for children ages 4-7. There is still time to sign up. The camp offers tremendous instruction from qualified staff for the boys and girls ages 4-7. The purpose of the camp is to introduce mini-campers to soccer by doing it the right way. Fundamental skills associated with the game are taught alongside simple concepts and ideas. A child’s first steps in the game become a perfect foundation to further development. Each camper receives a t-shirt and daily snacks.

Contact Julie with questions, 387-1865 or <shocju01>. Register online at https://www.luther.edu/programming/camps/minicamp3/.


Thank you

To all of you in the Luther community who attended our wedding and/or offered words of congratulations from many countries of the world. We love and appreciate each of you and are grateful that you are part of our lives.                   

-Ginger Meyette and Lynda Sutherland

Position opening

The Center for Global Learning is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual with strong interpersonal skills for a 12-month position (approximately 35-hours per week during the academic year, 15-hours per week during the summer). For more details see hr website at: http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffvacancies/.

Admissions counselor: Full-time position. Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools, and attending select college fair programs.  For more information see hr website:  http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffvacancies/.

Welcome new faculty

Luther will welcome more than 20 new faculty members to the Luther community this fall. Check the next editions of Tuesday for information about new faculty members.

Rebecca Burkes will join the Luther faculty as an assistant professor of management in August. She holds the bachelor's degree from the University of Texas, Austin, the master's degree from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the juris doctor degree from Baylor University School of Law. 

Lea Donhowe Lovelace will join the Luther College faculty as visiting faculty in the art department for the 2011-12 academic year. Lovelace holds the bachelor's degree from Luther and the master's degree in art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Kyle Fey will join the Luther College faculty in August as an assistant professor of mathematics. He holds the bachelor's degree from Dordt College and the master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Hannah Leffler will join the Luther faculty as an adjunct flute professor of music. She holds the bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Oklahoma City University and the master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

Andrew Wannigman will join the Luther College faculty in August as an alumni guest lecturer of music. He holds the bachelor's degree from Luther and the master's degree from the New England Conservatory, Boston.


For sale: Three-bedroom two-bath home next to Luther. Secluded setting in the trees. Two-car garage. All appliances included. Move-in condition. Price slashed. Call 387-0242. 

Lost: Small brown coin purse with a sun picture on the front. Reward offered. Contact <meyegi01>

Rental wanted: Incoming Luther faculty on a three-year term, looking for a house to rent. Wife, husband and child, non-smokers, no pets, would like two/three-bedroom with minimum washer/dryer hookups. We have been homeowners for 10-plus years in the Iowa City area. Great references available. August 1 rental date preferred. Contact Adam or Brooke, (319) 351-3646 or [email protected].

For sale: 64-inch Amish-built solid oak heirloom hutch featuring beveled glass and interior halogen lights. Like new and priced to sell at $1,598.00. New lists for nearly $3,200. Call (406) 250-4853 for more information.

For sale: Home for sale by owner. Quality, well maintained 2,000 sq. ft. home located on 4.3 wooded acres, walk out lower level, oversized two-car garage with storage and work area, three sided wrap-around deck. Great for family living or entertaining. Located off Highway 9 on a hard surfaced road, close to Wal-Mart, hospital, and only 10 minutes from the Luther campus. Extremely efficient for heating and air conditioning, and is priced to sell at $239,900. For a private showing call (406) 250-4853.

Free: Small white styrofoam coolers with ice packs. 9x11, about 8 inches deep, with lid. If just interested in the ice packs let me know, <livipa01>.

Pickle slingers wanted: Multiple servers/kitchen help needed for busy downtown restaurant. Experienced only need apply. See Chef Mark- in person- 213 W. Water St.

Renters wanted: House within five-minute walk to Luther, reasonable rent, quality housing, room for 2-3 renters. Early August move-in available.  Call (920) 309-0544 for details.  

Volunteers wanted: Looking for help in the Lefse booth at Nordic Fest. Please contact Julie ASAP if interested, 387-1865 or <shocju01>. Super fun booth to work at and all the proceeds go to great causes.

For sale: Amana window air-conditioner, 12,000 BTU, good condition. Call 419-4969.

Wanted: Good used pull cart for golfing, call 419-4969.

To give away: Three adorable kittens. Three months old. Litter trained. They love children. Used to being around a dog. Please call 387-1134 or 379-8695.

For rent: Two-bedroom house with garage on Leif Erickson Drive, just steps from Luther. $700/month plus utilities. Furnished or unfurnished, same price. 10-month lease. Available mid-August. To view call 387-6967.

Wanted: Football cheerleading coach. Fall cheer squad is in need of a coach to supervise them. Practice three times a week Aug. 28-Nov. 12. Contact Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi> or (319) 360-5706, if interested.

For sale: Home for sale or buy on contract. Four-bedroom home in the flats, two-car detached garage, newly remodeled kitchen and bath, granite counter tops, whirlpool tub and finished basement. Priced to sell at $129,900. Please call 419-6931 for more information.

Wanted: Used couch in good condition for free or cheap. Will pick up. Contact Christina <sowach02>.


Sustainability tip

Clean the driveway with a broom, not a hose. Instead of hosing down your driveway, sweep it off. By using water to clean it, you not only use up good drinking water, you also send contaminants such as oil, fertilizers, pesticides and detergents into the storm drain. These contaminants quickly make their way to streams and rivers, harming fish and aquatic life, and increasing the growth of algae. Borrowed from: http://www.clackamas.us/sustainability/energytips.jsp.

Wellness tip

Tips for staying healthy this summer:

·       Drink before, during and after exercise. It is essential. Adults should drink 12 cups of water a day, children 5-8 cups a day.

·       Start slowly. It takes about a week to get used to exercising in the heat.

·       Workout when it's cooler - morning or evening. If you plan to exercise outdoors, avoid the hours between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Exercise with a friend and apply sunscreen while in the sun.

·       Try indoor exercises during the summer, invest in a couple of good exercise videos and equipment.

·       Wear light colored, loose fitting clothes with "wicking" material. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun.

·       Be especially careful on humid days, because your body's natural air-conditioner-sweat evaporation-doesn't work nearly as well. If the heat index is especially high, don't risk exercising outside.

·       Avoid hot and heavy meals.

·       Know when to stop. If you start to feel dizzy exhausted or disoriented. Stop. Find shade, drink water, breathe deeply and cool down.

Borrowed from: http://www.ymcahbb.ca/locations_flamborough_health.cfm#Beat.

And finally…

We're having a heatwave... -Miss Piggy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2he3gF5uSM