Tuesday, June 5

TUESDAY 6/5/12

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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.

Luther College clarifies spraying policy

Luther College hired a contractor, No Lawn Left Behind, to apply fertilizer and herbicides on campus May 25-27. The Sunday, May 27 application was located near the Decorah City Pool.

According to readings taken on May 25-27, the college was well within state, local and college policies regarding herbicide drift.

The college maintains a standard that there be a minimum of 30 feet between spraying equipment and non-target areas. On Sunday, May 27 the closest proximity to the pool fence was 50 1/2 feet.

In applying herbicides, the college will not spray when wind speed exceeds 10 miles per hour. The lawn specialists from No Lawn Left Behind employed a wind anemometer throughout the application period in order to measure wind speeds on site. Wind speeds recorded May 27 did not exceed eight miles per hour.

The highest temperature recorded on May 27 was 74 degrees; the manufacturer's guidelines for the spray used, Horsepower®, specifies it can be used in temperatures up to 90 degrees.

Farwell bridge

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

OFS closes out end of year

The college's fiscal year ended May 31. The Office for Financial Services reminds all faculty and staff that supplies, materials, etc., must have been received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 11-12 budget.

Additionally, all outstanding travel expense reports, credit card reports, original invoices (no faxed copies), supporting purchase orders/purchase permits, or account adjustments should be sent to OFS by June 13 to be included in FY 11-12 budget. Items for deposit that were in Luther's possession by May 31 should be brought to OFS immediately. Thank you for helping OFS close the year in a timely manner.

walkLUTHER day change

walkLUTHER participants will meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30-10 a.m.

Cafeteria reopens June 6

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.

Center Stage Series tickets on sale

The Campus Programming office is proud to announce the 2012-13 Center Stage Series—feed your soul with innovative, accessible performances of good humor, vocal a capella, beautiful banjo, Chinese acrobats and a Shakespearean fairy tale. Check out the 10 amazing performances at www.centerstage.luther.edu. Join as a subscriber this year for 10-20 percent off 5-10 performances anytime before Aug. 24. Brochures arriving via Luther mail, go online, or visit the CFL box office, 387-1357.

School Performance Series tickets on sale

Luther College School Performance Series will bring two matinee shows, "ImaginOcean" and "Zorro," to the CFL stage for the 2012-13 season, Oct. 30 and Jan. 24. Tickets for the productions are on sale now at the Luther Box Office. Due to new sponsorship, tickets are now $2 per child. Area schools have priority for school matinees. Community members are welcome as space allows. For show descriptions, visit http://www.luther.edu/programming/school/.

Faculty workshop

On June 5 and 6 Storm Bailey and Jayme Nelson will lead a faculty development workshop titled "Ethical Issues and the Nature of Moral Decision-Making: Why You Don't Need a Moral Philosopher to Teach Paideia 450." The workshop will meet from 1-4 p.m. both days in Mott and is open to all faculty. For more information and to register, go to http://lis.luther.edu/node/6818. Information about other summer workshops is available at http://lis.luther.edu/learn/schedule.


Summer events on campus this week

June 6-8: Heritage House
June 7-8: Volleyball Varsity Team Camp I
June 8: Admissions ROAD
June 8-10: La Crosse Area Synod
June 9-16: North Broad Baptist Church
June 10-15: Decorah Rug School
June 10-16: Dorian Jr. High Music Camp
June 11-12: Discovery Camp: Wild Wonderers
June 11-13: Volleyball Varsity Individual Skills Camp
June 11-15: Discovery Camp: Adventure Hunt
June 11-15: Swimming Elite Camp
June 12: Admissions ROAD



To Kent Simmonds and Lynne Sootheran and family on the May 28 death of their 16-year-old granddaughter, Melody Simmonds, of Decorah.

To Joan deAlbuquerque on the death of her father, Anthony J. deAlbuquerque, 84. Anthony passed away June 4 after a long battle with Alzheimers. He lived in Auburn Hills, Mich. The funeral is Saturday, June 9.

New employee

Paul Rude joined Luther as the Student Employment Coordinator May 21. His office is Main 27, telephone, 387-1072.

Position opening

International admissions assistant, Center for Global Learning: 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. Duties include:  data entry; helping manage correspondence with prospective international students, international parents, counselors and others; assisting in the preparation of admissions files; and preparing immigration documents according to federal regulations. High school diploma with post high school education preferred; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and experience with Microsoft Office software and the ability to learn software specific to the position. Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Send letter of application and resume, along with contact information for three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to:  Office of Human Resources. Position start date is Aug. 13.


Richard Tirk performed at the annual International Trumpet Guild conference May 23 in Columbus, Ga. Tirk presented Luther Composer-in-Residence Brooke Joyce's work "Flash!" on a recital of all new works for trumpet. 

President Torgerson announced that staff members Sherry Alcock and Joni Rollinger are the recipients of the Luther Staff Excellence Award for 2012. Alcock and Rollinger were recognized at the annual Staff Appreciation Day on May 22. The Staff Excellence Award recognizes exemplary performance by staff members who consistently excel in their positions and demonstrate integrity and a strong commitment to the mission and values of Luther. Alcock serves as executive director of alumni relations and development services in the college's Alumni and Development Offices. Rollinger serves as employer relations coordinator in the Career Center. As part of the award, each recipient will be granted an individualized educational opportunity, funded by the college. The college works with award winners to pursue an opportunity in an area of special interest.

Michael O'Brien presented a paper titled "Jazz argentino o tango cosmopolita? Estrategias discursivas y musicales en el campo de la música popular argentina" at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress in San Francisco last week.

Loren Toussaint and Justin Marschall '12, both of the Luther psychology department, along with a colleague, David R. Williams, of Harvard University published an article on religiousness, spirituality, and forgiveness and connections to depression in the journal "Depression, Research, and Treatment." The study shows that religiousness/spirituality is predictive of depressive status six months later. Forgiveness acts as a mechanism through which religiousness/spirituality appear to have their health-enhancing effects. Full article is available at:  http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drt/2012/267820/


Seeking temporary housing for families

We are looking for housing for participants of the Movement Fundamentals Coalescence, July 18-27. Some of our participants are bringing their kids/families to participate in Lutherlag and are looking for housing which is more family-friendly than the dorms. If you will be traveling that week and would be willing to provide your house for some of these wonderful folks, we'd be so grateful. Please contact Sophia Rog, at [email protected] if this is a possibility.

Dozens of Dresses Day June 13

Anyone who can sew, iron, cut or provide fabric is welcome to join Dozens of Dresses Day, Wednesday, June 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Baker Commons.

Patterns, directions, laughter and encouragement provided. Bring your sewing machine (or serger) and sewing tools and a sack lunch. Coffee and tea provided.
Donations of fabric-each dress takes 1 yd or less, thread, ribbon, elastic, bias tape, and rickrack or other trim are welcome, please bring to College Ministries in the CFL.For more information contact Leslie Sand [email protected] or 419-1134.

East Side Masonry Materials sale

Public sales of East Side Masonry Materials will be held at the Luther College storage site on Pole Line Road, Monday-Saturday, June 11-16, from 10 a.m.  to noon.

Hard fired exterior whole and half bricks, soft Decorah kilned whole and half bricks are available, along with a large quantity of native Platteville limestone that was part of the underground foundation of the school. A very limited number of irregular pieces of the Kasota Minnesota quarried limestone from the above ground foundation of the former Decorah East Side School, along with a few clay tiles, single and double wide, are available.

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.


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.

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.

Free firewood: The power line on Luther's land along Pole Line road was recently cleared by the power company. There are logs sitting in the right-of-way cut to firewood size. Warning: This area has some invasive garlic mustard seed in the soil. All firewood should be cleaned and free of any dirt before you remove it.

For sale: Maytag Dishwasher, white, excellent condition.  Maytag stove, electric, smooth top, white, excellent condition. Stainless steel double kitchen sink with faucets. Two bathroom sinks with faucets. Speed Queen heavy duty dryer, working condition. Amana washer, good condition. Three-piece luggage set includes garment bag. One bifold interior door. One accordian door.  One stainless steel range hood. 25-inch color TV. 21-inch color TV. Call 419-4969. 

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. View photos of the house at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157630000287506/.

For sale: 2001 Kia Sportage Limited. 82,000 miles, new tires, 4X4, four-door, $5,000 OBO. Call 419-2897.

For sale: 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada Limited. Dark blue, 4X4, four-door, good tires, runs nice. Call 419-2897.

For sale: 2007 Chevy Cobalt LS. Black, five-speed, two-door coupe with 71,000 miles. Gets between 30-40 miles per gallon. In great shape and has been well cared for. Has AC and CD player and cool wheels with new tires. $8,500. Call 382-9315 and leave message.

Wanted: Left-handed golf clubs, especially a driver in good condition, for 16-year-old son. Call Pamela, 203-0439 or 387-1045, or email <novopa01>.

For sale: Vintage 50s walkout rambler near campus. Three-bedroom, two-bath. Quick possession. Call (612) 246-3255.

For sale: Thule four-bike hitch mount bike rack for 2-inch receiver, $100. The rack folds down to allow access to the rear of the vehicle when bikes are not on it. Call 419-5681.

For sale: Antique round 60" tavern table. Stamps visible. Needs base. $150. U Haul. Call (612) 246-3255.

Open house: 613 North St. Thursday, June 7, 4-6 p.m., or call Jen/Brett, 382-8207, <johnbr02> for private showing that day. Charming, spacious 3-4 bedroom house near Luther and bike trail. Fabulous, large backyard for entertaining, gardening, playing or relaxing. Nearly 1/2 acre lot. Lots of natural light and loads of storage space. Bright, sunny kitchen and dining area. Also one-of-a-kind room with loft for playroom or den. Walkout basement with bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, kitchen.


Sustainability tip

Pay by Electron
Paying bills online not only saves postage, it also makes a serious dent in your consumption of energy and natural resources. According to the "green calculator" devised by the PayItGreen Alliance, the average American household receives 19 bills and statements monthly and makes seven payments in paper form. Switching to electronic billing would save 6.6 pounds of paper, 63 gallons of wastewater discharge, 4.5 gallons of gasoline and 171 pounds of greenhouse gases a year. A study by the alliance, a nonprofit group supported by the banking industry, claims that if just 2 percent of American households switched from paper to electronic billing, more than 180,000 trees would be spared and greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by the equivalent to taking 32,572 cars off the road. Add up your own potential savings at http://payitgreen.org/green-calculator.html.

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

And finally…

June is national camping month-visit one of our local campgrounds or venture out to a campground you've never visited before. For free maps and park descriptions go to http://www.traveliowa.com/camp.

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

-Dave Barry