Tuesday, July 17

TUESDAY 7/17/12

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Staff (and interested faculty) development opportunity: 'Faith and Learning on the Ground'

What does it mean to be a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America? How does Luther differ from other faith-based colleges? How might we respond when a student says her religion class shattered her faith? Staff (and interested faculty) are invited to participate in a half-day session to learn more about Luther's identity and philosophy as a college of the church. 

Led by Pastor Mike Blair and Professor Kristin Swanson, this workshop was held last summer and was so well received it is being offered again. Join us Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon in Hammarskjold. 

This staff development opportunity will be counted as work time but staff should make the appropriate arrangements with their supervisors. To register click here. For more information contact the President's Office, 387-1001.


Faculty and staff needed for Desserts in Decorah

Looking for a few more faculty and staff to host our Desserts in Decorah for first-year students on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Open your home to 8-10 first year students for dessert. If interested, contact Jane, <hildebja> or 387-1008, or Sue <halversu> or 387-1020, in Student Life. Would be great if you are close enough to campus for the students to walk or if you could provide transportation but if not we can provide transportation for them.

Sizzling sidewalk sales

Shop for great deals in the Book Shop Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Specials include select $6 tees, $4 initial serving plates, $1.75 initial spreaders, select scarves for $3, $5 and $7 and an extra 20 percent off already low priced clearance items.

Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 6-10

Luther College will again participate in Iowa’s annual Private College Week Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10. Morning and afternoon sessions take place at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

These sessions offer a break during which time students and parents have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff about Luther's academic and co-curricular programs.

If you are able to spare a half hour for one or more of the sessions, contact Amy Noel, 387-1429 or <noelamy>. Amy Noel and Kevin Kraus will coordinate coverage so that we have representation from as many departments as possible at each break.

Thank you in advance for your support of our student recruitment efforts.

Friendship Families 

Have you always wanted to travel, but are just a little timid? Wish your children could get to know more people from diverse backgrounds? Interested in practicing a language? Sign up to be a Friendship Family for one (or more) of Luther's first year international students. Go to:https://www.luther.edu/diversity/programs/hostfamily/ to start the process or call the Diversity Center, 387-1014, to find out more.


Summer events on campus this week

June 24-July 22: Lutheran Summer Music
July 15-29: Scandinavian Educators
July 16-19: Wrestling Team Camp II
July 16-20: Discovery Camp: Edible Earth
July 16-20: Discovery Camp: Expeditioners
July 18-22: ALOA Lutherhostel
July 19-20: Iowa State University agronomy students
July 19-22: Tennis Tournament II
July 19-27: Movement Fundamentals Coalescense
July 20-22: Soccer Team Camp
July 22-27: Lutherlag
July 23-26: Soccer Mini Camp II
July 23-26: Soccer Instructional Camp

'Cultivating Hope' July 24

Luther College Greening Churches project, will host a gathering Tuesday, July 24, 7-8 p.m., at Shirley Baker Commons. Led by Callie Mabry and Kristi Holmberg, interns with the Green Churches project, the gathering is open to all interested members of area church congregations. Refreshments will be served.

The gathering is part of the free, volunteer Greening churches Project that provides information and resources to equip members of local congregations with tools to "green the church" and foster community-wide networking and discussion on sustainability issues.



To Myron Rediske and family on the July 15 death of his brother-in-law Paul Krzebietke from Caledonia, Minn.

To Lorraine Holthaus on the July 15 death of her father James Croatt, 97, of West Union, formerly of St. Lucas.

New employee

Sherri Skarin joined Luther as custodial staff Monday, July 9. She is a floater on campus; her phone number is 387-1145.

Position opening

Admissions counselor: Full-time position with primary responsibilities including coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Duties include interviewing prospective students on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned. Extensive travel required, and ability to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, computer knowledge and ability to make public presentations.  Experience in admissions or a related field is preferred, as is Spanish language fluency and an appreciation for residential, liberal arts colleges. Bachelor's degree and valid driver's license required.

Iowa State of Promise AmeriCorps members (four positions): Positions start Sept. 1. Join a team of enthusiastic folks working in more than 20 schools throughout Northeast Iowa to promote local food and physical activity. When not serving at a school within the region, can expect to work from the Environmental Studies department at Luther. Must be able to work with others, have good communication skills and experience working with youth. Post-secondary degree preferred. Review of applications begins July 20. Submit résumé along with a letter of interest highlighting: What character traits and skills do you possess that make you suited to this position? How does serving as an AmeriCorps member fit with your personal and professional goals—why do you want to be an AmeriCorps member? Submit electronically to Emily Neal, director of school outreach at Luther College, <nealem01> or send hardcopy to:
Luther College, Attn: Emily Neal, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101.

CAE administrative assistant: The CAE office seeks a part-time, 20 hours per week for 9.5 months, administrative assistant to work noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Duties include: serving as receptionist for  the office, maintain the office database system and early warning system, create and maintain web page and other publications. Must possess exceptional interpersonal, organizational and communication skills along with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be comfortable learning and performing many functions through the integrated campus software system and other electronic media.  Degree from a two-year college or technical school required, 1-2 years experience in an administrative assistant position is preferred. Send a cover letter and resume along with the names and phone numbers of three professional references (one must be a former supervisor).


Amanda Hamp presented a paper, "Their Hands in the Dirt: How Kazuo Ohno and Stephanie Skura Cultivate Dance Practices from Nature," at the annual conference of the Society of Dance History Scholars, held at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, June 14-17. 

Brad Miller presented the paper "Beyond PDF and ePub: Toward an Interactive Textbook" at the 17th annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Conference in Haifa, Israel.

Todd Green gave a radio interview on Islamophobia for the Memphis based program Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith. The interview aired on July 15. A podcast of the interview is available at http://www.thingsnotseenradio.com/1202-islamophobia/.


Nordic Fest lefse booth volunteers, demonstrators needed

The Nordic Fest lefse booth is seeking volunteers for shifts over the Nordic Fest weekend. Volunteers needed to cashier, flip lefse, deliver lefse, organize the booth and help keep things running smoothly. Demonstrators also needed for rolling and flipping in the demonstration window. (Demonstrators are responsible for prepping their lefse before the weekend.) Contact Julie Shockey if interested in either kind of volunteer shift, 387-1865 or <shocju01>.

Join the 'Nordic Fest Green Team'

Please consider taking an hour or two away from the wonderful lutefisk at Nordic Fest, July 26-28, to volunteer as a part of the 'Nordic Fest Green Team!'

If interested, just enter the link below into your toolbar and fill out the form. https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEMxdjB6cEFlbmsxNzgtVkpYOU9oV1E6MQ

Most volunteer work will involve encouraging festival-goers to recycle and compost whenever possible. The best part? You will get to give out Freezee pops on a hot July day. Contact Paul Esker with questions, <eskepa01>.


Dog to give away: Free to a good home. Six-year-old Akita. For more information, call 387-2210.

Pianist/accompanist needed:  First Lutheran Church in Decorah seeks candidates to fill a pianist/accompanist position. For more information, contact Betty Hoff, <hoffbett> or 382-5883, First Lutheran Worship and Music Committee Chair.

For sale: Yakima Lockjaw rooftop bike racks. $50 each. I have three available. In good condition and hold bikes securely. Must be mounted on a Yakima rooftop rack, cartop luggage rack or a Thule rack. Contact 419-5681.

For sale: Maytag 21-cubic-foot refrigerator, excellent condition. Two bathroom sinks with faucets. Speed Queen heavy duty dryer, working condition. Three-piece luggage set-includes garment bag. Interior doors with hardware and frames. One bi-fold interior door. One accordian door. 25" color TV.  21" color TV.  Call 419-4969.

For sale: Four P23570R16 Continental tires with 25 percent tread remaining, $40; Lawn Boy Silver Series 4.5 hp push mower-needs tune-up, $40; 79x32 older Larsen storm door and solid wood door w/window, $5 each. Contact <stefaa01> or (319) 361-7372 for more information.

For sale: Reduced price. 613 North Street. Spacious, charming, 3-4 bedroom house near Luther College and bike trail. Huge backyard on 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 includes bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, kitchen.  Learn more at: aGreatHomeDecorah.com or contact Jen/Brett at 382-8207 or <johnbr02>.

For sale: Coldplay at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday, Aug. 11at 7 p.m. Tickets are in section 107, row 16, seats 1-4. Tickets are $115 each. Contact Rene at <donlanre> or 419-4724.

For rent: Cozy three-bedroom two-bath home in private setting. Surrounded by trees. Short walk to Luther. All appliances including washer/dryer. Two-car garage. Available Sept 1. Call 387-0242.

For sale: Crosley 1999 side-by-side refrigerator, white, 33 inches wide with ice and water dispenser. Refrigerator works fine except delivers cubed ice only, not crushed. Asking $250, you move it. Available July 27. Also selling a white Bunn coffee maker rarely used. Originally $100, asking $50. Contact Kim or Larry at 382-8533, or <kimpowell> or <sikkinla>.

Free: Professional mover boxes, including wardrobe boxes and clean wrapping paper can be yours for the taking. Best time to reach is between 8-10 a.m. Call Kathy at 277-1142 or (507) 279-3164.

Car seat(s) needed: Two grandkids, ages two and four, here July 20-28; would like to borrow/rent one or two car seats or one car seat and a booster. Need to be reasonably up-to-date. Contact Dennis Magnuson, 382-4423, 419-5468 or <magnusde>.

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 please contact: Nick Jazdzewski, <jazdni01> or 419-7593.

For sale: Antique Elegant Glass Stemware with a subtle etching in clear crystal.  Matching set of 12 each: water/iced teas,  sherbet/champagnes, small wine/aperitifs. Call Darla at 382-2614.

Wanted: Trumpet for our teenage son. Contact <lonningr> or 380-8834.

Runners and walkers wanted:  Register now for the United Way Family Fun Fest and 5K/8K run/walk  held Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Trout Hatchery. Includes a kids fun run and games. To learn more about this event and for a registration form, visit http://www.unitedwaywinnco.org/.

Golfers wanted: For golf fundraiser to benefit the United Way of Winneshiek County on Monday, Aug.13 at Oneota Golf and Country Club. This is a four-person best shot, with shotgun start at 1 p.m. For registration or more information, visit: http://www.unitedwaywinnco.org/.


Sustainability tip

Skip your dishwasher's dry cycle. Rack your dishes and let them air dry instead.

And finally…

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

-Russel Baker