Tuesday, Aug. 9

TUESDAY 8/9/11

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


New Student Orientation schedule online

A PDF of the 2011 New Student Orientation schedules (first-year and transfer) may be obtained online at www.luther.edu/studentlife/orientation/. Contact the Student Life Office, <students> or 387-1020, with questions about the schedules.

Document Center information

The Document Center would like to remind everyone that any large mailings can be done through the Document Center at a discounted rate. The minimum required to mail via Postal Soft is 200 pieces. Call Vikki or Kim, 387-1631, for details or with questions.

Have a paper sample book from the Document Center? Send it back to the Document Center to be updated with paper samples. Include your name and department so it can be sent back to you.

Oneota Market menu changes

Exiting new menu changes in Oneota Market are on the way. Beginning Aug. 15, we're changing our menu. Watch for new sandwiches, paninis and more.


Awakening the SAGE

Awakening the SAGE: A Workshop to Empower Wholeness will be held at Baker Commons Aug. 21, 1-6 p.m. Mary Jorgensen '66, former faculty 2000-07, presents fun, fulfilling activities to help attendees gear up for fall with energy and optimism. Faculty: Laura Gentry, Laughter Yoga; Karen Misseldine, Spontaneous Art; Brenda Harris, Movement for Gratitude; Michelle Williams, Meditative Tea Ceremony; and convener, Mary Jorgensen, Rising Sun Life Coaching. Contact Mary at 382-4558 or [email protected] to register, or see website: http://www.thewayofthesage.com.


Welcome new faculty

Conor O'Brien, of Minneapolis, will join the Luther faculty in February 2012 as a visiting assistant professor of music. O'Brien holds the bachelor's degree from the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota where he studied under pedagogue Sally O'Reilly.

Benjamin Yates will join the Luther faculty as an adjunct music faculty for the 2011-12 academic year. He holds the bachelor's degree from Luther and the master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Diversity Center seeks friendship families

The Diversity Center is in need of friendship families for our new international students arriving for the 2011-12 academic year. Never hosted an international student? Now is your chance to open your home and offer your family a fun new experience. The friendship families are not asked to house the students, but invite them to their homes for a meal, take them on recreational excursions or attend events in the community with the students. It is not a big obligation and can foster long-term relationships with students from another culture.  Contact Darlene Fossum-Martin, 387-1014.

Position opening

Part-time cashier: Immediate opening for part-time cashier for the Office for Financial Services. Please see hr website for further information see the hr website at: http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffvacancies/.

Assistant campus programming technician: Full-time, 12-month position. Will offer technical assistance and support for events year round in the CFL Main Hall and Recital Hall. For more information see the HR website at: http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffvacancies/.


Fordice awarded Fulbright Award

Ryan Fordice '08, has been awarded a Fulbright Award for 2011-12. Four Luther College students and alumni have been named recipients of Fulbright Awards in the past year. Fordice, a 2008 Luther graduate from Dubuque, Iowa, graduated magna cum laude and was named into Phi Beta Kappa with majors in religion and music. He will serve as an English language instructor at Gaziantep University in Gaziantep, Turkey.


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.

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>.

For sale or rent: Two-bedroom house at 331 Pershing Ave. Newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom. Attached deck, one-car detached garage, fenced in backyard. Sale price reduced Aug. 9. Contact Julie with questions or to see the house, <shocju01>, 387-1865 or 380-4792.

Free: Futon in excellent condition but recipient must move it from a convenient Decorah location. Contact <norlandd>.

To give away:  Cell phone charger for Blackberry phone. Call 387-1507.

For sale: Entertainment center that fits smaller flat panel or 27" TV, $50 or best offer; five-drawer dresser, $50; LowePro Camera/Laptop Backpack, like new, sells for $68 on Amazon, $25; adjustable steel bed frame, $5; large dog kennel/taxi, $50; extra large Dogloo doghouse, $75; garden tiller, $100. Call 419-5681 if interested. 

For sale: 2002 GMC Sierra SLT extended cab pickup. 4x4 with Z71 package and loaded with leather, power windows and 10-way power seats. 138,800 miles. $9,500. Call 380-2760.

For sale: Football cleats: one pair Nike Speed black/white size 11. One pair Nike Flywire black/white size 11.5. Each worn one season. Asking $10 each. Great for practice or spares for rainy days. Call 387-1381 or 382-8615 and leave message.

Found: Ring on the street in front of Loyalty. It has been run over and flattened but it looks like a very nice ring. Stop by the Financial Aid Office to identify and claim.

Runners and walkers wanted: Register now for the United Way Family Fun Fest and 5K held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Trout Hatchery. Events include a family/kids run at 8 a.m., obstacle course and pie throwing, and timed 5K run at 8:20 a.m. To learn more about this event and for a registration form, please visit http://www.unitedwaywinnco.org/, or stop by the Decorah Chamber Office or Parks and Recreation. 

For sale: Titan airless paint sprayer in like-new condition. Used for primer inside our house. Paid $300 and will sell for $150. Call 380-1964.

For sale: Five horsepower, two-speed snowblower, 20-inch, works well, $25. Call 380-1964.

For sale: Weslo Cadence electric treadmill. Used a lot, but it still works, $25. Call 380-1964.

Free: Four 4-inch flexible drain tile, 20-feet long. Call 380-1964.


Sustainability tip

Your actions make a difference. Recycling white paper in your office for one year can save almost 26 gallons of oil, 273 kilowatt hours of energy, 467 gallons of water and more than one tree. You can also prevent four pounds of air pollution from entering the atmosphere.

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

Wellness tip

Best weight loss advice you've never heard:

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

Weight Loss Tip No. 2: Barley for Breakfast

Barley got its hunger-fighting reputation after Swedish researchers found that eating barley or rye kernels for breakfast kept blood sugar on an even keel. That's because the carbs in barley and rye kernels are "low glycemic index," meaning they raise blood sugar more slowly than some other carbohydrate foods. This helps you avoid a spike, and then a drop, in blood sugar, which can leave you feeling famished.

One caveat: buy hulled barely, not pearl barley. The Swedish researchers used minimally processed hull barley, and they can't vouch for the same effects for more processed forms, such as pearl barley.

And finally…

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken. 

-Bill Dodds