Tuesday, June 19

TUESDAY 6/19/12

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College Fleet Vehicles

When returning key packets after using a College Fleet Vehicle please return them to Facilities Services. For after hours/weekend returns, return them to the drop box located on the left hand side of the entrance door to Facilities, or first thing Monday morning.

Nordic Fest van drivers needed

Volunteers are needed to drive the college vans for the Nordic Fest weekend. Call Chris at Facilities Services, 387-1010 as soon as possible to sign up. 

The Bible: not for dummies canceled

This event has been canceled: Religion 101: "Introduction to Biblical Studies" is required for all students at Luther, but how many faculty outside the religion department really know what this course entails? A two-day workshop, June 20-21, will give faculty a chance to be a Religion 101 student and see how one permutation of this course seeks to address critical thinking and its place in a liberal arts college of the church. For more information and to register go to http://lis.luther.edu/node/6812.

Summer reading books still available

Free copies of the summer reading, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," are still available for faculty and staff in the Book Shop. If you are sharing a book, but would like your own copy, stop by the Book Shop and pick one up. The free copies are provided by the Office of the Academic Dean and the Paideia Endowment.

Marty's CyberCafé summer hours

Marty's will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. through the rest of the summer. The menu will be limited to beverages and snacks including shakes made with local ice cream from WW Homestead Dairy, slushies, smoothies made with local yogurt from Country View Dairy, Frappuccinos, sodas and cookies. Stop by for a cool treat! 

Faculty and staff Cafeteria discount

All faculty and staff dine at a discounted rate in the Cafeteria. Prices for faculty and staff are: breakfast: $3.70; lunch: $5.20; dinner: $6.95. The cafeteria is open for three meals daily all summer. Hours of operation are shortened in the summer. View hours: http://www.luther.edu/dining/locations/caf/hours/.

Luther Women's Kayaking Adventure

Luther Wellness is sponsoring a Luther Women's Kayaking Adventure Friday, July 6 at 3 p.m. Eight Luther kayaks are available to the first eight respondents. Others can join the group with their own kayak or rent from local outfitters. Please email Amy Webber <webberam> by July 2 to commit to going and to reserve a Luther kayak.
Beginners are welcome. More details when you sign up.


Summer events on campus this week

June 14-July 24: Lutheran Summer Music Executive Staff
June 17-22: Summer Seminars
June 17-23: Dorian Senior High Music Camp
June 18-22: Discovery Camp: Adventurers
June 18-21: Wrestling Technique Camp
June 18-22: Wrestling Intensive Training
June 18-22: Wrestling Big Man
June 25-28: Norse Mini Camp



To Brookhart Shields and Adam Specht on the birth of their son, Max Richard Specht. Max was born June 12 at 7:42 p.m. in Decorah, weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long. Max is joined by big sister Evalyn.


To Jodi Meyer-Mork on the June 9 death of her father, Frank Meyer.

To the family of Luther alumna Gina Sexe '07, of Postville, Iowa. Gina died Saturday, June 9 at the age of 43. Gina's survivors include her son, Justin, and her mother, Patsy Lewis, both from Postville. Gina was a niece to Betty and Cal Anderson of
Decorah. Cards and condolences can be sent to Gina's family c/o: Cal and Betty Anderson, 719 Ridge Road, Decorah, IA  52101.

Position opening

Coordinator of Visual Media: Full time, 12-month position. Skilled in performing variety of specialized duties in the area of visual media including photography, videography, and social media. The role of the coordinator includes developing and distributing media to support both internal users and for external marketing and communications materials, training staff and student workers to produce professional quality products and services and performing administrative functions. Direct supervision of the photo bureau and video bureau are important elements of this position. Preference given to candidates with experience in training and supervising professional staff and student workers, project planning and timeline development, and who have a personable demeanor, strong organizational skills, and ability to be a team player. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101. Consideration of applications will begin immediately.

Campus programming technician: Full time, 12-month position. Offers technical assistance and support for events year round in the Center for Faith and Life main hall and recital hall. Position requires ability to read and implement contract riders, light and stage plots, knowledge of sound reinforcement/recording/streaming, theatrical lighting and a wide variety of multi-media equipment. Bachelor or associates degree preferred. Must be able to handle heavy lifting, heights and irregular hours with some nights/weekends. Contact <hr> for more information.


Carol Gilbertson’s poem "Atitlán" appears in the June 27 issue of Christian Century and on the magazine's website: http://www.christiancentury.org/artsculture/poems/atitlan.

Kirk Larsen presented a talk on the US-52 roadside prairie project at the North Central Branch meetings of the Entomological Society of America in Lincoln, Neb., on June 5. His summer research student Nikki McDermond-Spies won runner-up in the student poster competition with her presentation on her work in Anderson Prairie titled the "effect of management on butterfly and ground beetle diversity in simple and diverse plantings of a reconstructed prairie." Kirk was also presented the NCB-ESA Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, having been nominated by former Luther students.


Wanted: Old metal mailbox. If you have one you are wanting to get rid of call 387-1350 (day) or 382-0315 (evening).

For sale: Rave Blast III three-person towable tube. Towed behind a pontoon boat four times, so in like-new condition. Inflates easily. Sits 1-3 people comfortably—children and/or adults. Email <kimpowell> for a photo or with questions. Sells new for $300, asking $175 or best offer.

Help available: The All Wrestling Company is again available for hire this summer.  Luther College wrestlers are available to do a number of jobs including: painting, roofing, landscaping, moving jobs, heavy lifting, handyman jobs, etc. For more information contact: Nick Jazdzewski <jazdni01> or 419-7593.

For sale:  Naturally-raised pork in half or whole quantities, processed at the award-winning Spillville Locker. Available at the end of June. Email <enosbejo>.

Wanted: Used mountain bike for tall teenaged boy. Doesn't need to be "pretty," but should be in good working condition. Please email Chivonne at <marlowch>.

For sale: Antique oak mission buffet in excellent condition, $1,200. Oak beveled mirror (matches buffet) recently replated, $250. Call 379-4804.

For rent: January-June 2013. Stylish 19th century home with two bedrooms, plus guest bedroom with new fold-out queen hide-a-bed and new elliptical; recently renovated extra-large bathroom, just renovated small main-floor 1/2 bath, and newly painted and carpeted cozy den; spacious lot. Near downtown, two miles to Luther. Rent negotiable. Contact <mugglimz>, 382-9863.

Tickets available: The sixth annual Musica Dulce concerts will be held on Wednesday, June 27, starting at 6:15 p.m. Musicians this year include: Maritza, The Bread and Butter String Band and John Goodin and Eric Sessions. Venues are the homes of Andy and Karen Van Der Maaten, Mary Bril and the Decorah Trout Hatchery. For more information and tickets, call Amy Webber at 387-1431 or email <webberam>.

For sale: A white 2006 Cadillac DST with satellite radio, Onstar and a 10 speaker sound system. Beautiful full black leather interior and every switch and button works. Heated and cooling seats upfront and heated seats in back, fully powered heated steering wheel. It has 102,000 miles on it but don't let that fool you. This car moves, has a lot of power and still gets very good gas mileage. The car has been pampered and you can tell by looking at it. Asking $10,000. If interested, call (216) 925-9169 or email <browni02>. 

For sale: Sun-lite slide-in pick-up camper. Eight foot pop-up has heat, air-conditioner, sink, and a three burner stove. Sleeps 3. Asking $1,200. Email <halvly01> or call 419-2897 if interested.

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: Beautiful white lined draperies in excellent condition to fit the following windows: Two at 51h x 51w. One at 39h x 39w; one at 81h x 61w. $75 OBO. Call 382-5241.

For rent: 205 Court Street. Four to five bedroom house with unattached two car garage. Residential or commercial business. Walking distance from downtown. No pets and no smoking. References and one month deposit required. $800 per month, plus utilities. Call 382-9631 and ask for Bonnie.


Sustainability tip

Plant trees to shade your home, reducing your cooling costs in the summer months. Typically, newly planted trees will begin shading windows in their first year and will reach your roof in five to 10 years.

Planting shrubs, bushes and vines next to your house creates dead air spaces that insulate your home in both winter and summer. Plant so there will be at least one foot of space between full-grown plants and your home's wall.

During winter, dense, low-lying trees and shrubbery on the north and northeast sides of your home can help protect your home against wind chill.

Borrowed from: http://calstate.fullerton.edu/titan/2008/sustainability/tips.html.

And finally…

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. 

-James Dent