Tuesday, July 31

TUESDAY 7/31/12

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Service of Dedication Aug. 23

Faculty and staff, spouses and guests are invited to attend the annual Service of Dedication Thursday, Aug. 23, at 3:30 p.m. President Torgerson will deliver his State of the College address and new faculty and staff will be introduced. Offices are allowed to close for the dedication service so that as many employees as possible can attend. A reception will follow.


Vehicle registration information

It is time for Luther faculty and staff to renew their vehicle registration for on campus parking. Registration forms have been sent out to campus office locations. Please complete the form and return it to the Welcome Center in the Union. For faster, greener service feel free to bring the form to the Welcome Center in person. Starting this year the stickers will no longer need to be renewed every three years. To allow for a longer lasting display the new stickers now adhere to the inside of the vehicle window. If you have not received a renewal notice you may obtain one by contacting the Welcome Center or stopping at the desk in the Union. The updated sticker should be displayed on the vehicle by the end of August.       

Name tag requests

The Publications office is now the contact point for ordering name tags. We will make group orders about three times a year with a notice posted in the Tuesday each time. Please make requests using the PrintWork: PrintWork — Publications Print Job Submission Form link. Those who would like a name tag before classes start must order by Aug. 3. Contact Julie Strom with questions, 387-1350 or <stromjul>.


Thank you

To the many folks across campus and in the community who have sent cards, messages or visited with me in the past week - your expressions of concern and prayers were and are appreciated at this time of loss.  My sister lost her life to the battle with cancer, but her impact on family and friends will continue to impact all of you. Thank you, Keith Christensen


To Nan Hibbs and family on the July 24 death of her mother Elaine Hibbs, 74, of Moline, Ill.

Position opening

Luther College is currently accepting applications for the position of Energy & Waste Steward in the Campus Sustainability Office. This is a nine month, 40 hour/week, position starting September 1 and ending May 31, 2013.  The Energy & Waste Steward works with faculty, staff, and students to educate all parties about energy and waste practices, goals, and initiatives adopted by the college.  Minimum Qualifications: B.A./B.S. degree with 1-3 years of work experience.  

Send letter of interest, resume, and names and addresses of three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor).


Xiao Hu and Du Huang performed a recital at the Central China University of Science and Technology, as well as giving a master class to the piano students there. They also presented a series of master classes at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music.

Ed Tebbenhoff will lead a discussion at the Decorah Public Library on Monday Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The evening is devoted to a discussion of how the war looked to Americans from both the North and the South in the summer of 1862. Attendees should read the highly acclaimed narrative history by Shelby Foote, "The Civil War, A Narrative Volume One: From Fort Sumter to Perryville." Books are currently available for check-out at the front desk of the library.


Swimming lessons offered

The men's and women's swimming and diving team will once again offer swimming lessons to area youth. Three sessions are available in September. To sign up, please go to:  https://docs.google.com/a/luther.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlGVEptN1hCcjlMNzloaGNkNS1pTVE6MQ#gid=0 and fill out the form. First-come, first-served.

Benefit for Jordan Bloomstrand

The community is invited to "Jordan's Journey—A Song of Hope," a benefit for first-year student, Jordan Bloomstrand, Saturday, July 28, 3 p.m.-midnight at the The Ridgetop, 10 miles west of Ellsworth, Wis. on Hwy 10. Jordan withdrew from classes in the spring semester for surgery to treat a brain tumor. Jordan is continuing therapy and recovery from surgery at Sister Kenny Institute, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Cards can be sent to:  

Jordan Bloomstrand
c/o Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
800 East 28th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407


Wanted: Ride to the Minneapolis airport Friday, Aug. 10 in time for a 7:45 p.m. flight. Preferably leaving late afternoon on Friday. Will provide help with gas and good company. Please email <kraula01>.

Moving sale: I am selling the following items at the listed price or best offer: dark brown wooden bedroom set of five-drawer chest, mirrored dresser and headboard with queen size frame and mattress, $300; an eat-in kitchen table with four chairs, $50; assorted dishes and dish sets, $30. Call Guy, 419-4410 or email <guynave> for purchase, viewing or photos. Also visit http://www.decorahnow.com/posts/7368.

For sale: Anvil Flight Case with no foam. Customize the case by adding your own foam to hold a keyboard, mikes, snakes, cables, etc. Inside dimensions without foam: 40" x 18" x 10." Asking $100. Contact Tim Schweizer at <schweizt> or 382-5800.

Wanted: Used desktop PC in good to excellent condition. Does not need to be super fast or a recent purchase. Maybe you have a laptop and no longer need your old desktop. Contact Tim Schweizer at <schweizt> or 382-5800.

Envelopes available: Need intercampus envelopes? OFS has an overabundance of small and large intercampus envelopes. Contact Bridget, <chribr03> or 387-1015, if interested.

Babysitter available: Living in Decorah Aug. 20-Dec. 15. Ten years of childcare experience, masters degree, CPR/First Aid certified and loves kids! Contact Ashley Cutright if interested, (214) 662-4172.

Housing wanted: Clean, respectful, responsible, female non traditional student seeking affordable living arrangements for the 2012-13 school year. Contact Danielle <uhleda01>.

Wanted: Rental accommodation for campaign staffer working for John Beard's State Senate campaign. Room or apartment in or close to Decorah preferred. Please contact John at 382-4993 evening, 387-7993 daytime.

For sale: Chariot Cougar 1 with Jogger Conversion Kit and Bike Trailer Conversion Kit. Excellent condition. Retails over $600, a steal at $225; Plano Protector Series single gun cases, three for sale, $10 each; Trek Jet 16-inch bike with training wheels, green and black, excellent condition, $75; manual push reel lawnmower, very good condition, $25. Contact <eichma01>.


Sustainability tip

Replace your air-conditioning filters. Clean filters in window units. You should do this every month, so keep a stock of filters on hand.

Shade your air conditioner. If your air conditioning unit is in full sun, then it has to work harder. Also make sure that air flow is not obstructed.

Borrowed from: http://news.unt.edu/news-releases/unt-office-sustainability-offers-tips-surviving-summer

And finally…

Everything about the Olympics was first class, and women were treated as athletes and equals.
Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz

FUN FACT: The 2012 Olympics is the first time in history that every participating country has women represented on their team!