Tuesday, Aug. 2

TUESDAY 8/2/11

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Royal Visit Oct. 13 - Ticket Lottery

Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway will visit Luther Oct. 13 in honor of the college's Sesquicentennial Celebration.

The royal visit will include a morning convocation in the CFL. President Richard Torgerson will present Their Majesties with the Spirit of Luther Award.

Tickets for the Oct. 13 Royal Convocation will be distributed through an online lottery process. Between Aug. 16 and Sept. 8, students, faculty and staff can request to be included in the ticket lottery through this website: http://www.luther.edu/150/events/royal_visit/.

Human Resources update

The Staff Handbook has been updated. It is accessible on the HR website. A list of changes is available at: http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffhandbook/.

Iowa Private College Week

Luther is participating in the statewide annual Iowa Private College Week, through Friday, Aug. 5.

Please remember to come 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 Dahl Centennial Union Lobby.

Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to spare a half hour for one or both of the daily break sessions (11 a.m., 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.


Welcome new staff

Please welcome the following employees who join the Luther community Aug. 1.

Danielle Kohut, head volleyball coach

Eric Ellingsen, coordinator for music organizations and marketing

Larry Moen, groundskeeper

Adam Strand, head men's and women's tennis coach

Amanda Wubben, Brandt Hall director

Kim Voiles, assistant women's basketball coach and Dieseth Hall director

Jennifer Rian, innovative services librarian

Thank you

To Steve Arneson, Tom Berger, Jeff Dintaman and Terry Ollendieck for constructing Luther's wonderful Sesquicentennial parade float, and for Greg Vanney, Scot Schaeffer, Ed Epperly for their contributions to the project. Tussen takk as well to Jim Buzza and the Good Shepherd Band for providing music to power the ship.


To Pamela Novotny and family on the death of her brother.


Rachel Ware presented her paper "How are we Communicating?  The use of Science and Imagery in North American Voice Studios" at The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The July 10-13 Symposium was held in conjunction with the International Choral Festival called "Festival 500-Sharing the Voices."

Todd Green wrote an op-ed piece on July 25 for The Huffington Post on the Norway tragedy titled "The Face of Christian Terrorism?" Read article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-green-phd/anders-behring-breivik-christian-terrorism_b_908163.html.

Tim Schweizer's article “Introducing Idea Mapping into the Business Curriculum: Results from Two Experiments." has been published in Volume 7, Number 1 of The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society.

Todd Green wrote an op-ed piece titled "Herman Cain's Political Islamophobia" that was published on The Huffington Post on July 19. Read article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-green-phd/repudiating-herman-cains-_b_901897.html.

Cahlander's art raises $1,000

Bailey Cahlander '12 created a mosaic violin for the Minnesota Orchestra that recently sold for $1,000 at the Orchestra's silent auction fundraiser. Her violin was purchased at the Orchestra Symphony Ball's auction by Osmo Vänskä, music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. Cahlander was one of five artists commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra to create artworks based on a violin provided by WAMSO-Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association.


Wanted: Young actors ages 8-14 to star in a local film. Shooting Aug. 15-16 in Decorah. Cost to participate, $60. Visit: decorahfilm.weebly.com or email [email protected].

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

For sale: Kitchen/dining table and four chairs: light wood and painted white legs, 4 x 2.5 foot rectangular table top. See link for a photo of the style of table. $100.
http://www.miskellys.com/collection.aspx?CollectionID=Windsor%20Solid&CollectionNum=Dining. Please contact Molly McNicoll, <mcnimo01>.

For sale: Tickets to Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, Friday, Aug. 19, 1:20 p.m.  Section 527, row 5, seats 9-10. Have two tickets and unable to go. $30 each. Call 737-2561 if interested.

For rent: Three-bedroom, two-bath home next to Luther. Beautiful setting. Two-car garage. 387-0242.

For rent: Two-bedrooms, main floor of duplex in a wooded setting in the heart of Decorah. Large kitchen, separate dining and living rooms, and spacious outdoor deck. Washer/dryer hookups, no smoking, no pets. $600/mo. Call 380-4357.

Golfers wanted: Monday, Aug. 8, for United Way Golf Tournament and Fundraiser at Oneota Golf and Country Club. Four-Person Best-Shot. Registration and lunch-11:45 a.m., Shotgun Start-1 p.m. $60 per person, includes 18 holes of golf and lunch. Money raised covers UW campaign expenses so every dollar contributed to UW during the campaign goes directly to Winneshiek County agencies UW supports. Call Michelle, 387-3762.

Missing: Bailey, a two-year-old Puggle puppy, tan. Long snout, big floppy ears, curly tail. She is very skittish but will generally come if you call her. She bolted during the fireworks display July 30 from inside the house. No collar or ID tags. If found, call 212-5890.

Wanted: The Diversity Center is looking for 10-15 lightweight sleeping bags to borrow Thursday, Aug. 25. New international students will use them for a campout at Pine Bluff 4-H Camp. To lend one or more, contact Amy Webber, 387-1014 or <webberam>.


Sustainability tip

The kitchen is the center of your home. Small changes can make it the core of your reducing, reusing and recycling habits. Here are ways to reduce kitchen waste, reuse what you can and recycle items.

·       Compost organic waste. Peels, skins, and trimmings from fruits and vegetables; coffee grounds; egg shells; tea bags; and other kitchen waste can be combined to make compost, which you can use as natural, organic fertilizer on your lawn and garden.

·       Recycle food packaging. Most community recycling programs accept cereal and cake mix boxes, beverage bottles and cans, and steel soup, vegetable, and fruit cans. Learn the different materials your community's recycling program accepts at www.Earth911.org.

·       Buy in bulk or concentrates. Buying bulk sizes of the products you use often or in large quantities saves you money. Bulk and concentrated goods also come with less packaging.

·       Choose fresh and local instead of packaged food. When you buy fresh produce, food often tastes better and is healthier, and you eliminate cans, boxes or bags that you normally throw away or recycle.

Borrowed from http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/basicinfo.htm#help.

Wellness tip

Best weight loss advice you've never heard:

The first of nine diet tips you may not have heard yet. Borrowed from WebMD.com.

Weight Loss Tip No. 1: Variety Is Overrated

Variety doesn't deserve its good reputation, says Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D., a Chicago dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

 "We know that variety makes you eat more," she says, citing several published studies and her own experience in counseling weight loss patients.

For example, researchers in France found that study participants ate more french fries when they were offered catsup and mayonnaise along with them. And when they were given the option of having cream or whipped cream with their brownies, they ate more than when the brownies were offered plain.

Researchers found that people who have maintained weight loss tend to eat diets with limited variety.

And finally…

Summer days driftin' away, to oh those summer nights.                                       

-"Summer Nights" lyrics