Tuesday, Jan. 3

TUESDAY 1/3/12

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January wellness activities

Witty words: Sign up as individuals in this January initiative and try to guess the word of the week. If you win, you are in the drawing for an iPad. All it takes is 30-60 minutes of cardio work a day and you'll win-no matter what. To enter, email Vicky Jaeger at <jaegervi>. Game starts Jan. 2.

Broomball: Faculty/staff are encouraged to play in our first ever Broomball league. Games will be twenty minutes long to accommodate the need for getting to the pond and back. Teams of six and you play twice a week. For more information and to sign up a team, please email Vicky Jaeger <jaegervi>. Be part of the fun and fit folks at Luther.

Norse Apps new look debuts Jan. 4

Norse Apps will be switched to a new look Jan. 4. View information at http://tinyurl.com/d7l745n. Many users have already made the change. Users who haven't already can switch over themselves. This new look becomes permanent on Jan. 4. At that time, all users will be switched over automatically. For more information, visit http://lis.luther.edu.


Chapel this week

During January Chapel will focus reflections on Proverbs and Poems as we gather for chapel at 10:30 a.m. in the CRH on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Join Campus Ministries Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Melanchthon Interfaith Room for Silent Meditation.

Wednesday, Jan. 4: Carols and readings
Friday, Jan. 6: David Vasquez
Monday, Jan. 9: Amy Zalk Larson

Mission Guatemala Winter Carnival Jan. 7

College Ministries is sponsoring the Mission Guatemala Winter Carnival Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m.-noon in the Regents Center. 

Escape the winter cold for a morning of great family fun and learning. Inflatable rides—including an obstacle course—carnival games, face painting, prizes and food, as well as great opportunities to learn fun facts about Guatemala. Tickets are 50 cents each or $5 for a book of 11.

Proceeds will benefit the Mission Guatemala Spring Break trip. Additional donations welcomed. Contact Daniel Flucke, <flucda01> or 387-1271.

Community Day Jan. 7

Luther welcomes area alumni, families, parents and friends of the college to visit the Luther campus for Community Day Saturday, Jan. 7. The day's activities include men's and women's basketball games in the Regents Center, as well as a community picnic. All events are open to the public with no fee for admission, although an RSVP is required before noon Tuesday, Jan. 3. For more information or to register, visit http://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/community_day/.



To Drin Benzing on the passing of her mother Ramona Svendsen, 82, of Ossian.


Philip Freeman of the Classics department talked about his new book on Greek mythology "Oh My Gods" on Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa on Monday, Jan. 2. Listen to the broadcast at http://iowapublicradio.org/news/talk-of-iowa.

Luther College has been named a finalist in the 2012 Climate Leadership Awards program. Now in its third year, Climate Leadership Awards are a project of Second Nature, a non-profit sustainability advocacy organization that operates in conjunction with the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. The awards recognize innovation and excellence in climate leadership at signatory institutions of the ACUPCC. Luther College is a charter signatory of the organization.

Jim Martin-Schramm's “Financing A Large Wind Turbine Project: The Luther College Experience,” was published in Campus Climate Leadership: Reports from the Field (October 2008 - December 2010), Toni Nelson, ed., American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, http://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org//files/documents/acupcc-implementer-compendium-2008-2010.pdf.

Amy Engelsdorfer presented a paper, "Trees of Sound and Color: Ruth Crawford and the Five Songs on Poems by Carl Sandburg," at the "Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied" conference at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth on Saturday, Dec. 10.


HFH announcement

Luther's Habitat for Humanity chapter is traveling to Birmingham March 16-24 for Spring Break. Luther allows for two staff persons to work with Luther HFH as an adviser for spring break and receive a week's pay so that the trip does not require use of vacation time for the two staff advisers. Mike Blair, campus pastor, will be traveling with the group as an adviser as well. Interested staff can learn more and apply for one of these two positions online at: 2012 Staff HFH Spring Break Trip Application. For more information, contact Mike Blair, <blairmic>.


Dance class available: Body of Stories dance class for kids ages 3-11 will be held Tuesdays from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Center for the Arts. Classes begin Jan. 3. In a fun, creative environment, children will be guided to make dances about stories from their lives. For her theatre/dance senior honors project, Amanda Moran's classes will culminate in a performance Friday, May 11. Suggested donation $8/class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact <coutam01>.

House sitter/House live-in available: Birte Heinecke, a 28 year old current masters student from the University of Hamburg, Germany will be studying the Movement Fundamentals curriculum with Jane Hawley Feb. 12-March 30. This internship is part of her completion for her Performance Studies degree from the University of Hamburg. Birte teaches hip-hop and is interested in incorporating the Movement Fundamentals method into the teaching of hip-hop to all ages and all abilities. Birte needs place/home to stay from Feb. 12-March 30. She offers child-care opportunities along with teaching German to the household. Call (563) 419-3519 or email Jane, <hawleyja> if interested in hosting Birte for this time. Thank you.

For sale: 1 TB Western Digital external hard drive. Recently purchased. Decided to use Dropbox instead. $75 or best offer.  Contact Jim, 387-1251 or <marschja>.

For sale: Truck cover used for our Ford F150 (full-size bed, extended cab).  Used only two winter seasons, good condition. $75. Call 382-8625. 

For sale:  Fold-out couch with new bed and cover, $50, nice electric fireplace, $50, wooden toy chest, $25. Call 419-1124.

For sale:  "Arts and Crafts" style headboard for Queen Size mattress, $50. Like new. Attaches to any frame. Call 382-5241 or 419-8570.


Wellness tip

Check out the 2012 National Health Observances Desk Calendar from the HR department.

And finally…

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.

-Irish toast