Tuesday, May 29

TUESDAY 5/29/12

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College Resource Council membership

The 2012-13 membership of the College Resource Council and years of appointment include:

Richard Bernatz, 3
Lise Kildegaard, 2
John Moeller, 1

Paul Mattson, 3
David Vasquez, 2
Ann Sponberg-Peterson, 1

Faculty Interest Committee
James Perez

Permanent CRC members
Dean of the College Kevin Kraus
Chief Financial Officer Diane Tacke
President Rick Torgerson

The CRC will hold its first meeting June 12. Thank you for the 25 staff nominations.


Summer hours reminder

Reminder that we started summer hours on Monday, May 21. 
Monday-Thursday:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 45 minute lunch breaks; total hours = 8.25
Friday:  8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a 30 minute lunch break, and no morning or afternoon break; total hours = 7

Please note, each office must be staffed by at least one employee until 5 p.m. Fridays and breaks will not be scheduled at the end of the work day.

Union summer hours

Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Center
Daily: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Beginning June 6:
Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.

Marty's CyberCafe
Closed for the summer

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

walkLUTHER begins June 4

walkLUTHER begins June 4 at 9:30 a.m. in front of Main Hall. For more information contact Greg Lonning <lonningr>.

Farwell bridge

The Farwell bridge is closed to pedestrian traffic. The bridge will reopen by June 7. 

Fiscal year end reminder

Now that the end for the fiscal year is just around the corner, all supplies, materials, etc., must be received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 11-12 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices (no faxed copies), and supporting purchase orders/purchase permits, or account adjustments should be sent to Office for Financial Services by June 13 to be included in FY 11-12 budget. Items for deposit must be sent to Office for Financial Services by June 5. Thanks in advance for helping us close out the fiscal year in a timely manner.

Cafeteria closed through June 5

The cafeteria is closed and will reopen on Wednesday, June 6. Summer board plans for students begin Tuesday, May 29 and may be used in Oneota Market. Email <diningservices> with questions.

Summer reading books available

The summer reading for the Fall 2012 incoming class is Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." The Office of the Academic Dean and the Paideia Endowment have made a limited number of copies available free of charge at the bookstore for faculty and staff who are not already receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. To allow as many as possible to read the book we encourage people to share a copy with their friends and colleagues. If you would like to read this story and join the campus conversation this fall, please feel free to stop by the bookstore and pick one up. Right now there are plenty of texts left.



To Nan Hibbs on the sudden death of her father Thomas Hibbs, 76, Moline, Ill., on May 18.


On Friday, May 25, Luther College hosted the annual spring conference for ILA-ACRL, the academic library chapter of the Iowa Library Association. Over 90 librarians from across the state were in attendance for the day-long event, which included a keynote address by Michael Porter, president of Library Renewal and four concurrent presentation sessions. The theme for the conference was "Build on Our Strengths :: Design for Our Future."

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced it has selected Luther College as one of 47 small colleges and universities in the United States to receive grants totaling more than $50 million that will enable the schools to work together to create more engaging science classes, bring real-world research experiences to students and increase the diversity of students who study science. Each four-year grant is in the range of $800,000 to $1.5 million, funds that will have a big impact at these primarily undergraduate institutions. Luther College has been awarded a $1.5 million grant and is one of eight schools receiving a first-time HHMI award. Luther is one of five schools to receive a HHMI award in the Preparing Future K-12 Teachers program. Others were Lewis & Clark College - $1 million, St. Olaf College - $1 million, University of Puerto Rico - $900,000, and Whittier College - $800,000.

Mary Jorgensen '66, of Rising Sun Life Coaching is partnering with Amanda Rhine, Pilates instructor, to present "The Happy SAGE: a Power-up for the Total You" at the Discover Happy studio, 222 E. Water St., Decorah, Wednesdays in June, 5:15-7:30 p.m. Integrated health practices include stretching, SAGE lessons in spirituality, authenticity, gratitude and enjoyment; plus light supper by Justin Scardina '05 and materials for a personal artistic expression. $35 per class. For more information contact Mary, 382-4558 or [email protected].

Mallory Heinzeroth '12 was named the recipient of Luther's Jenson Medal at the college's May 20 commencement ceremonies. Luther's Jenson Medal, established through an endowment gift from Luther alumni Elizabeth A. Jenson '45 and Paul G. Jenson '47, is presented each year to an outstanding senior, selected by the graduating class, who best demonstrates the ideals of the college through service to students and the college community. The award includes a $500 stipend.

Amy Weldon's essay "Traveling to Mary" has been accepted for a forthcoming volume titled "The Best Travel Writing 2012" (Solas Press). Her new story "Burning Lou" is out now in Fiction Southeast (fictionsoutheast.com). 


Scavenger hunt through Driftless Safari

Are you ready for an adventure? Driftless Safari is back! Join this summer-long outdoor scavenger hunt that will have you and your family and friends exploring the many natural, cultural, and historic treasures of Winneshiek County. This free program is open to everyone who wants to have an adventure and loves playing outside. To learn more visit www.driftless-safari.org. Free materials will be available at all Winneshiek County public libraries beginning Friday, May 25.

Luther College youth soccer camps

The Luther College soccer program will host camps again this summer. Here are the dates along with the links for more information.

Decorah Open Streets June 10

Decorah Open Streets is a family-friendly celebration of personal, communal and environmental wellness held on car-free streets in downtown Decorah Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Join us in this unique downtown environment for a variety of games and fitness activities; enjoy food from local vendors; and bring your lawn chair and chat with friends as you listen to some great live music! For more info, visit http://www.decorahopenstreets.com.

Decorah Open Streets seeks volunteers

Luther College is sponsoring the June 10 Decorah Open Streets event, and asks Luther employees to consider showing your support by volunteering. Please consider volunteering a short amount of time (1-2 hours), allowing time to also participate, explore the route and enjoy the festivities. To volunteer, contact Eric at [email protected]. For more info, visit http://www.decorahopenstreets.com.


Wanted: Used Fender Stratocaster or Fender Telecaster. Contact Tim Schweizer <schweizt> or 419-1886.

Wanted: Please donate your gently-used three-ring binders, any size, to Student Support Services for use by our participants and free up space in your office. Bring to Room 108, Preus Library. Thank you for your donations and call 387-1269 with questions.

Wanted: Garden tiller. Small overgrown patch needs deep tilling. Call (612) 246-3255.

For sale: Purebred black lab male puppy, nine weeks old. Call Bridget, 735-5969.

For sale: Three/four-bedroom house with large backyard, lots of storage, close to campus. Contact Brett at <johnbr02>.

Housing needed: Campaign manager for John Beard's State Senate campaign needs housing from mid-July to mid-August. One room will do; simple is fine. Seldom home. Call John Beard, 382-8305.

For rent:  Charming four-bedroom two-bath home with hardwood floors, oak and lots of character. Newer kitchen. Private fenced yard, beautiful decking. Two-car garage. One block from the college. Call (423) 702-5885.

Wanted: House cleaning jobs in the Decorah area. Contact Sharon, <hageju01> or 382-3978.

For sale: Five-bedroom house with master bedroom and bath on main floor, hardwood floors, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, double attached garage and screened-in porch facing the Upper Iowa River located on Fifth Ave. Contact Linda after 5 p.m. at 382-2710 or email [email protected] for more details.

For sale: Stainless steel double kitchen sink with faucets, $50. Maytag dishwasher excellent condition, $150. Call 419-4969.

House for sale: Three bedrooms, two full baths, sun room, full basement (3/4 finished), all new flooring, new tile and updates in both bathrooms, open floor plan. The house sits on a large corner lot and is in a small neighborhood just three miles outside of town. For pictures and listing description, view the following link
http://site5.dev.completeconsulting.com/template.asp?id=1969. Call Dave at 379-7515 with any questions, or contact A Perfect House Realty for a showing.


Sustainability tip

Powering Down PCs: U.S. companies waste almost $4 billion annually on nighttime electricity for computers, according to New Boundary Technologies, a company that says its Green IT Solution software (for Windows computers) can slash computing energy costs by up to 60 percent. After employees go home, the software puts their PCs into hibernation by automatically adjusting power management settings—and overriding any changes the employees may have made during the day. Similar systems include the 1E Nightwatchman, Faronics Power Save and Verdiem Surveyor.

Borrowed from: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=being-green-11-enviro-habits.

And finally…

May is National Salsa Month (the food): Salsa may refer to any type of sauce. In American English, it usually refers to the spicy, often tomato-based, hot sauces typical of Mexican cuisine, particularly those used as dips.

"Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting." 

~Geoffrey Chaucer

Try one of these recipes for a fun new way to make salsa: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/appetizers-and-snacks/dips-and-spreads/salsa/top.aspx