Tuesday, March 5

TUESDAY 3/5/13

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New Facilities Services director named

Jay Uthoff, manager of trade services at Luther, has been named Facilities Services director. Uthoff assumed his position Feb. 27. Thanks to the search committee and to everyone who participated in the search process. 

Center for Nordic Studies established, named

The Luther College Board of Regents announced at its Feb. 23 meeting that a Center for Nordic Studies will be established at Luther and named the Richard L. and Judith A. Torgerson Center for Nordic Studies.

O. Jay and Patricia Tomson, of Mason City, Iowa, have committed to Luther $1.25 million to endow a chair within the center, matching $1.25 million to be raised by the college by May 31, 2014.

The center will provide a programmatic vision to build on the strengths and resources already available on campus in order to forge new ties with Scandinavia, serving students who want to connect their interest in Nordic Studies with a range of disciplines including environmental science and sustainability, immigration and multiculturalism, peace studies, health care, banking, political science, economics and social work.

Tenure and promotion announcement

Congratulations to the following faculty members who were granted tenure by the Board of Regents at the Feb. 22-23 meeting: Eric Baack, Sean Burke, Allen Hightower and Richard Mtisi. Professors Baack, Burke and Mtisi were also promoted to associate professor.

Congratulations to 10 faculty members promoted to full professor: Scott Carlson, Jodi Enos-Berlage, Kristy Gould, Jane Hawley, Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Gereon Kopf, Richard Merritt, Kate Narveson, David Njus and Nicholas Preus. Elizabeth Steding was  promoted to associate professor.


Routine well child immunization benefit amended

The routine well child immunization benefit in the Luther health plan has been amended for children through age six. It now includes 100 percent coverage for immunizations included in the recommendations and criteria established by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. For more information visit the routine well child immunizations link at http://www.luther.edu/hr/benefits/.

Online feature available for staff to view vacation, sick and personal day balances

Staff can view their vacation, sick and personal day balances by signing into my.luther.edu. Click on the "Employees" tab. The employee profile section has a link titled "Leave Plan Summary." Click on this link to view summary. Non-exempt staff information is shown in "Hours." Exempt staff information is shown in "Days." Supervisors may see how much leave is available for their direct reports by clicking on the "Supervisor Leave Balance Remaining" button.

TIAA-CREF consultant on campus March 13-15 to discuss new retirement investment options

A TIAA-CREF consultant will be on campus March 13–15. An additional retirement investment strategy will be available to employees as of April 1.  Employees may choose to direct after-tax dollars to a Roth IRA. Educational meetings will be provided by the TIAA consultant from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, and 9:45–10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 14, in the Mott Room, Dahl Centennial Union. Individual counseling sessions will be held 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, and 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m Friday, March 15, in the Career Center conference room. To schedule a counseling session, call (866) 842-2977.

New payroll deduction form available for donations to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity

A new payroll deduction form for donations to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity  is available at the Payroll office or on the HFH webpage: http://www.luther.edu/habitat/donations/. Donations to HFH help continue the 20 years of Luther's partnership with Winneshiek County HFH. Employees can arrange for payroll deduction that is on-going or for a certain time frame. One-time donations can be made payable to Luther College and sent to College Ministries. All funds go toward HFH projects. 

Lecture and Fine Arts committee introduces new application and funding schedule

The Lecture and Fine Arts committee is introducing a new application review schedule, permitting members of the Luther community to submit requests for funds more frequently throughout the academic year. The first phase for 2013-14 applications begins April 8 and closes April 15. Requests that were previously declined may be revised and resubmitted. For details regarding the funding and review schedule, visit the LFA webpage: https://www.luther.edu/programming/lfa/.

2012 flexible spending account dollars eligible through March 15

Flexible spending account dollars deducted from employee paychecks during 2012 may be used for eligible expenses through March 15, 2013. Claims for these dollars must be submitted to Midwest Group Benefits by March 31, 2013.

Student senate funding

Thank you to the student organizations who applied for funding from student senate. After being reviewed by the co-curricular committee and all of student senate, the allocation for spring 2013 funding has been decided upon. The allocation of funding can be seen at http://www.luther.edu/studentsenate/proposal/ and is named "Allocation Student Senate Funding Spring 2013." Contact Laura Harney, <harnla01>, with questions or concerns.

Luther Alumni Magazine seeking student profile recommendations

The Luther Alumni Magazine is seeking recommendations for graduating seniors to profile as part of its commencement coverage. We want to hear about students who have excelled academically and/or received awards in their field of study, as well as students who have been exceptional in their contributions outside the classroom or are embarking on interesting careers. Contact Ellen Modersohn, <modeel01> or 387-1353.

Seeking Staff Excellence Award nominees

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due April 12 in the Human Resources office. Winners will be announced at Luther College Staff Day in May. More information about the award and the nomination process can be found at http://www.luther.edu/hr/award/.

Latest videos from Luther's YouTube channel

The Visual Media department has been busy creating new video content to help tell Luther's story. Click any of the links below to see some of the latest videos. For assistance in placing a video on a Luther website, please contact the Web Content team at https://www.luther.edu/webmedia/.

Luther College: Become. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DedYcb4B15U)
B.O.M.B 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud1wCxc6vxQ&feature=share&list=UUV-4UmKY6xa-4y6OzHMGBsA)
A Tragedy Like Macbeth: Behind the Scenes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcb-6StrK7Y&feature=share&list=UUV-4UmKY6xa-4y6OzHMGBsA)
Jon Jensen - Center For Sustainable Communities (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKFLORLU-uk&feature=share&list=UUV-4UmKY6xa-4y6OzHMGBsA)
Luther College Distinguished Lecture Series - Vandana Shiva (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpKf5R3JrxY&feature=share&list=UUV-4UmKY6xa-4y6OzHMGBsA)
Aaron Hafner - Luther College Head Football Coach (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPUQWnFaf3k&feature=share&list=UUV-4UmKY6xa-4y6OzHMGBsA)
The Luther Ringers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieki5ImLLoQ&feature=share&list=UUV-4UmKY6xa-4y6OzHMGBsA)
Distractions from homework (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6mTLy49fSA&feature=share&list=UUV-4UmKY6xa-4y6OzHMGBsA)

New in the C-Store

New chocolate milk from Picket Fence Creamery in Woodward, Iowa is available in the C-Store. Picket Fence is a small, family operated Jersey farm where milk is bottled on site.

Ice cream cakes can now be ordered in the C-Store. Each ice cream cake is custom made with a variety of delicious Homestead Dairy ice cream and topping options. Contact Lisa, <chenli01> or 387-1444, for details.

Wrestling 'Sea of Blue' fans invited to nationals

Norse wrestling fans are invited to a Saturday afternoon social gathering from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, Atrium Waterfall Terrace, during the Saturday afternoon break of the NCAA III National Wrestling Championships. The Cedar Rapids Marriott is located at 1200 Collins Road N. E.

The National Championships are being hosted by Cornell College and will take place at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena March 15-16.

If you would like to get tickets in the "Sea of Blue" Luther College section at the arena, please contact Coach Dave Mitchell <mitch>. He has a limited number of tickets available for Norse wrestling fans.


Events this week

March 5, Center Stage Series, "First Person: Seeing America," 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

March 7, Guest Lecture, "River of Contention: Water Conflict and Governance in a Peruvian River Valley," Barbara Lynch, 7 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Mott-Borlaug

March 7, SAC Leadership Lecture, "How youth can affect social change," JD Stier, 7:30 p.m., Valders Hall of Science, Room 206

March 8, SAC Spotlight, Strangz and Eklipse, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's CyberCafé

March 8-9, LC Theatre Performance, "On the Verge, or – The Geography of Yearning," 7:30 p.m., Center for the Arts, Jewel Theatre

March 10, Guest Recitalist, Christine Kim, cello, 4 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

Chapel this week

Wednesday, March 6: David Vásquez, Collegiate Chorale

Friday, March 8: Gereon Kopf, musician Jonathan Struve

Monday, March 11: Oen Fellow Winnifred Sullivan, musician Heather Armstrong

"Called to Life, Called to Love," a free lenten daily devotional booklet is available at daily chapel, Sunday worship or in the College Ministries office.

Sports results

Luther wrestling took second place out of 11 teams during the NCAA III Central Regional tournament March 2 in Dubuque. 

Luther men's tennis lost 2-7 to Earlham College and 2-7 to Case Western Reserve on March 2 in Holland, Mich. The team lost in a close 4-5 match against Kalamazoo College on March 3 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Women's track and field placed second and the men placed sixth in the IIAC Indoor Championships Feb. 23-24 in Dubuque.

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced that Luther was presented all three of the major men's basketball awards for the 2012-13 season following a vote of the league’s coaches. Tyler Wedemeier '13 was named MVP, John Androus '14 was named defensive player of the year and head coach Mark Franzen was named the Iowa Conference coach of the year. Zach Matos-Pritchard '13 was named first team all-conference.

Luther was one of three schools that had three players named to the women's basketball all-conference team. Taylor Johnson '14, who led the Norse in scoring and rebounding was a first team honoree, while Meagan Koepnick '15 and Nellie Nelson '13 were second team selections.

The men and women's swimming and diving team earned 2012 Scholar All-America honors for the fall semester from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The Team Scholar All-America Award includes a team’s complete roster and is presented to college and university teams who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

POSTPONED: Faculty Artist Series: Collaborative faculty voice recital postponed until April 5

The Luther College voice faculty's collaborative recital in honor of composers Benjamin Britten, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner has been postponed until 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Music Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission. The program will include opera scenes from "Falstaff," "Rigoletto," "La Traviata," "Il Trovatore," "Die Walküre" and "The Rape of Lucretia," as well as several arias and chamber works.

Luther sustainability announces 2013 Energy Competition Feb. 25- March 15

Encourage students to compete on behalf of their residence hall to reduce energy and water use and win the 2013 Energy Competition. Black-out events will be hosted by sustainability representatives in each hall. A $500 prize will be awarded to the residence hall that conserves the most electricity and water combined, and a $200 prize will be awarded to the second place residence hall. $10 gift cards to local Decorah businesses will be awarded to one eligible student from each residence hall each week of the competition. Contact Erika Kambs, <kamber01> or 387-1219, for more information.

Human Dissection seminars March 4-21

Have you ever wanted to see what the inside of a human body looks like? The Human Dissection and Anatomy J-term students would like to share their dissections with you. This opportunity will be offered to Luther students, faculty and staff from March 4-21. Sessions are held in Sampson Hoffland Laboratory 153 and last about 45 minutes. To participate or receive the schedule of seminars, please sign up on the bulletin board in SHL 153 or contact Wendy Stevens, <stevenwe> or 387-1555.

Center Stage Series to present 'First Person: Seeing America' March 5

The history of our country's extraordinary people will be brought to life through words, live music and iconic images in the Center Stage Series performance of "First Person: Seeing America." The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the CFL. Cost is $24 for adults, $22 for seniors age 65 and up and $15 for youth ages 4-18. Tickets are on sale in the Box Office, 387-1357 or http://www.luther.edu/programming/boxoffice/.

LIS to host 'Google+ in the Classroom' workshop March 5

LIS will host a "Google+ in the Classroom" workshop from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Hovde Lounge, Preus Library. Learn about the social network that is connected to your Norse Mail account. Google+ lends itself to a number of applications that are useful for teaching in higher education such as holding remote office hours, sharing information through circles and more. Learn about the possibilities for using this robust collaboration tool for working with students and colleagues.

LIS to host LinkedIn workshop March 6

LIS will host a LinkedIn workshop from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Borlaug room, Dahl Centennial Union. LinkedIn is a social networking site for professionals, which is often used in job searches and professional development. Learn the basics of crafting an effective profile and utilizing various features of the site including forums, endorsements and relevant industry news. Workshop includes a review and demonstration of LinkedIn basics followed by open work time for crafting or enhancing your LinkedIn profile. Bring a laptop/tablet, basic resume information and access to a professional picture of yourself for uploading purposes.

Campus Conversation series March 6

Spotlight on Sex and Gender: A Campus Conversation series, titled "A Mosaic from MBLGTACC," will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. The WGST Program and LC Pride are collaborating to spotlight reflections from students based on their journey to the Midwest Bi Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer and Ally leadership conference. For more information contact, <thomascjohnson>.

Malaria Campaign night March 6

Join the Luther student congregation as they host Malaria Campaign night from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Decorah Culver's restaurant, where 10 percent of all sales will go to the Evangelical Luther Church in America's Malaria campaign.

Biology colloquia on Thursday March 7

Six Luther biology alumni will speak about the careers they have entered after graduation in a colloquium titled, "What Can You do with a Biology Degree?" at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, March 7, in Valders 206. Speakers include Araylla Jensen Hennigar '08, Cody Webb '09, Fran Fairfield '11, Sharon Heyer '08, Claire Schreiber '08 and Todd Scripture '07.  Represented career paths include biotechnology industry, medical research, health care software, science teaching, environmental health and safety, and medical laboratory. Immediately following the colloquium—from 10:30- 11:30 a.m.—alumni will be available in Sampson Hoffland Laboratory 290 for informal conversation with students and faculty. All members of the Luther community are welcome to attend.

JD Stier to present SAC Leadership lecture March 7

JD Stier will present the SAC Leadership lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Room 206 of the Valders Hall of Science. Stier's lecture, titled "How Youth Affect Social Change," will focus on the impact the youth of today can have on the world. The lecture, co-sponsored by the political science department, Paigaam and i-Impact Now, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

'River of Contention: Water Conflict and Governance in a Peruvian River Valley' lecture March 7

Barbara Lynch, visiting associate professor of international affairs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, will discuss the fight for water in her lecture, "River of Contention: Water Conflict and Governance in a Peruvian River Valley," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in the Mott-Borlaug Room in Dahl Centennial Union.

Water Street Music Series: Maritza and the Luther Tango ensemble to perform March 8

The Water Street Music Series will present local music group Maritza and the new Luther Tango ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Hotel Winneshiek’s Steyer Opera House. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $5. Maritza and the Luther Tango ensemble will share a lively evening of Balkan, Gypsy and Argentine tunes. The new ensemble is directed by Luther's ACM-Mellon postdoctoral fellow in ethnomusicology, Michael O'Brien. The event will include tango lessons with Emily Voss ’13 and Matt Lind ’13 at 7 p.m. and folk dancing led by Martha Griesheimer during the show. For ticket reservations visit, www.wsmsdecorah.org.

Liberty in North Korea documentary March 8

"Liberty in North Korea" will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Valders 206. Luther's Amnesty International is bringing representatives from LiNK for a viewing of the documentary and a discussion about their efforts to aid in refugees' escapes from North Korea and China. For information contact Mike Peterson, <petemi06>.

Luther College Visual and Performing Arts to present 'On the Verge, or—the Geography of Yearning'

"On the Verge, or—the Geography of Yearning" will be presented March 8-9 and 14-16 by Luther's Department for Visual and Performing Arts. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 8, 9, 14 and 16, 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. All performances will be held in the Jewel Theatre in the Center for the Arts. Tickets for the performance are $10 or free with a Luther I.D.

This will be the final production for theatre director Bob Larson, who will be retiring at the end of the semester after 48 years of service at Luther. 

Faculty Artist Series: Guest recitalist Christine Kim to join Eric Kutz and Phuc Phan March 10

Christine Kim, assistant professor of cello at Middle Tennessee State University, will join Eric Kutz and Phuc Phan '13 in a cello recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program, titled "The Cello Suites of Benjamin Britten," will feature the three performers each playing one suite for solo cello by Britten. 

2013 Oen Fellow to visit Luther March 10-13

Winnifred Sullivan, Luther's Oen Fellow for the 2013 spring semester, will visit campus March 10-13. Sullivan serves as professor of religious studies at Indiana University. During her visit, Sullivan will host the Oen Fellowship brown-bag discussion at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Borlaug Room and the Oen Fellowship Lecture titled, "A Ministry of Presence: Chaplains Under the Law," at 6:30 p.m. in Olin Room 102. Sullivan's visit will conclude with a luncheon and discussion from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, 119 Winnebago Street. These events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Collegiate Chorale to perform March 12

Luther College Collegiate Chorale, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the CFL. The performance by the 85-member Collegiate Chorale is open to the public with no charge for admission. Collegiate Chorale is composed of select junior and senior singers and is conducted by Andrew Last, assistant professor of music.

Gabriel Weisberg to present Gerhard Marcks Art History Lecture March 13

Gabriel Weisberg, professor of art history at the University of Minnesota and the country's foremost expert on the Barbizon School, will deliver Luther's 2012-13 Gerhard Marcks Art History Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Olin Room 102. The illustrated lecture, titled "The Etching Renaissance in France: 1850-1880," discusses why etching became the most sensitive medium for progressive artists in the latter half of the 19th century.

Jin Park to speak at Religion Forum lecture March 14

Reflecting upon the values of the modern world and its concept of justice, Jin Park, associate professor at American University, Washington D.C., will present the Luther Religion Forum Lecture, "Justice and Values in a Globalized World." Her lecture, held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in the CRH, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Center Stage Series: The Hot Club of San Francisco

Be swept away to a smoky 1930s Paris jazz club by the seductive sounds of Hot Club's gypsy swing as The Hot Club of San Francisco presents their sometimes flamboyant, sometimes melancholy gypsy jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. Tickets are on sale in the Box Office, 387-1357 or http://www.luther.edu/programming/boxoffice/.

Empty Bowls project March 17

Luther College and the tri-state community will join together in March in an effort to fight hunger through the community's eighth annual Empty Bowls project. Professional potters and Luther students are making hundreds of handcrafted bowls for this year's event held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Center for the Arts.

Symphony Orchestra early spring concert March 17

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra will present an early spring concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

The program begins with a performance of the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto, Op. 47. Senior music major Karla Dietmeyer—Symphony Orchestra concertmaster and one of two winners of the Department of Music 2012 Concerto Contest—will be the soloist.

After a brief intermission, the program will conclude with a performance of "Tod und Verklärung" ("Death and Transfiguration") by German composer Richard Strauss. Completed in November 1889, "Tod und Verklärung" is a symphonic poem for large orchestra. It is a splendid example of what is commonly known as program music, in which some extra-musical impulse, such as a story, painting or idea, plays an important role.

Student Recitals

Brita Moore '14 will perform a cello recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10.

Patrick Fagan '14 will perform a tenor recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16.

Brittney Leemon '14 will perform a soprano recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16.

Student recitals are held in the NRH with receptions following each performance. Both the recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission.


Xiao Hu and Du Huang performed a piano duo recital at the University of Iowa. The program included a new work, "Three Pieces for Two Pianos," written specifically for the duo by University of Iowa composition Professor Michael Eckert.

Jim Martin-Schramm has published "Lutheran Theology and The Environment" in the "Journal of Lutheran Ethics" March/April 2013 issue. To view the entire article visit,

The video, "Distractions from Homework," which is displayed in the College Operations section of this week's Tuesday was a collaboration between Hannah Schleusner '13, Breanna Friedrich '11 and Charlotte Page '13, who participated in the nursing department's public health class during the 2012 fall semester. The video also included contributions from Aaron Budihas '14 , Victoria Peters '15, Siri Hedstrom '14, Mullen Wacker '15 and Kelsey Reger '13 who are student videographers in the counseling service and health service departments. The video was financially supported by the American College Health Foundation Gallagher Koster grant.


Position openings

Technical media coordinator: Three-quarter time position of technical media coordinator. Coordinator is responsible for providing the technical media support for the music department and campus programming. Coordinator will also provide technical leadership in marketing Luther College programming to a larger audience. Associate’s degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, at least five years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Review of applications will begin on March 22. Send a letter of application, resume, and names of three references—one of which must be a former supervisor, to the Office of Human Resources or <hr>.

Administrative assistant in nursing: Two or four year degree preferred along with appropriate work experience. Responsible for the ongoing support staff activities for the department of nursing Decorah office. Professionally represent Luther College and the department of nursing to the public and students, maintain open communication with department head, faculty, students and clinical agencies; facilitate efficient transfer of information with Rochester campus; establish and maintain student course materials; prepare general correspondence and reports; prepare other tasks as assigned and/or requested by department head and faculty; maintain confidentiality. Send letter of application and resume, along with contact information for three professional references—one must be a previous supervisor to the Office of Human Resources. Application deadline is April 30, position begins July 15.

Resident director: Resident director for Brandt Hall. A professional, 10-month, live-in position. Duties include supervision of resident assistants; liaison with administration, faculty and staff; development of programming in the halls; duty rotation and participation in the disciplinary process. Director actively participates in staff recruitment, selection and training activities, management of residence hall facility and occupancy issues and campus emergency response duty. Evening and weekend work is required. Master’s degree is preferred, bachelor’s degree required. Cover letter, resume and three professional references —one must be a previous supervisor will be accepted until position is filled. Position begins Aug. 1. Contact Kris Franzen, director of Residence Life, <frankr03> or 387-1330.

New positions

Christina Soward '09 is the administrative assistant in the Center for Academic Enrichment for the remainder of the academic year.


Tickets for sale: There are a few tickets left for the first annual Wags to Riches soup supper fundraiser with the Humane Society. A $25 ticket includes a handcrafted bowl by Bruce Baker, soup, breadstick, drink and dessert, as well as a night with other HSNEI supporters and a silent auction. The event is from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at The Oaks restaurant, with the silent auction ending at 7:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There are 100 bowls-which equals 100 tickets-available. Contact <kimpowell> for tickets.

For sale: Two year old crib in excellent condition. Contact Nancy, <dietna01> or 380-4453, and leave a message.

Wanted: Reliable used car for a 20-year-old woman to drive to work. Contact Martha, <davismar> or 387-1192.

Coach wanted: Decorah United Soccer Club is an organization supporting youth soccer in Decorah. In the spring season we are a traveling soccer club hosting games in Decorah and traveling to cities such as La Crosse, La Crescent, Caledonia, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, Sparta, Melrose, Mauston and Tomah. If interested in learning more about this coaching opportunity contact Chris Garcia-Prats, <garcch01> or 387-1443. 

For sale: Amana 1.25 cubic foot microwave, black; 87-inch Flexsteel sofa with dark red print; coordinating dark red lounge chair; wood glider chair with matching footstool; metal full-size bed frame. Very good condition. Contact Janine, <brandtja> or 419-7369.

Donations: Help support the post prom party by making a cash donation. The post prom party keeps an average of 200+ high school kids entertained and safe after prom. This year's party will be held April 13 in Marty's and will be hosted by CREW. We are seeking cash donations to help with food costs, games, prizes, music and entertainment. Any amount is gratefully accepted. Donations may be sent to: CREW, PO Box 513, Decorah.

Fundraiser: Preceptor Zeta sorority is having a “clean out your pockets” cash fundraiser for Darrin Walter, owner of Decorah Cleaners, to assist with medical expenses. In December 2012 Darrin had a simultaneous kidney and pancreas organ transplant at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Checks can be made payable to Preceptor Zeta and mailed to or dropped off at Viking State Bank, 321 West Water Street, Decorah. Donations will be accepted until March 10. Thrivent of Winneshiek County will supplement funds. Contact Teri, <laruet> for more information.

Found: Ring found in the C-Store. Stop into the C-Store and describe lost item to Lisa to claim.

Wanted: Seeking a piano teacher for our 16-year-old son who wants more lessons. He also wants a trumpet teacher for lessons for himself and his friend. Please email Greg, <lonningr>.

Wanted: Organist needed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minn. Trinity, a founding congregation of Luther College, is located just 23 miles from Decorah. The Van Daalen organ is a mechanical tracker, with 30 ranks of pipes in 22 voices. The organist plays liturgy and hymns 3-4 Sundays per month; two services (one in the summer), and festival services. Flexibility in scheduling. For position description and application see link on website www.trinitysg.org or contact <bjerkr01>. 

Wanted: Looking for a house in Decorah to care for in exchange for a two-bedroom apartment in a great Tokyo neighborhood for July 2013. Willing to swap places or arrange a rental exchange. Contact Jim Langholz, <langhoja> if interested.

House cleaner available: Available for house cleaning in the Decorah area. Contact Sharon Hovey, <hageju01> or 379-6070.

For sale: Lenovo SL400 laptop (thinkpad). Processor includes Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU, T5870 @ 2.00 GHz 2.00 GHz, memory (RAM) 3.00 GB and 32-bit Operating System. Windows Vista Ultimate installed. The OS has recently been re-installed, the laptop runs very well. Battery is older and only lasts under one hour. $100, contact Maryna, <bazyma01> or 419-3428.


Sustainability tip

Learn how to be a more sustainable and responsible consumer by being conscious of how and where you spend your money. By supporting businesses that have earth-friendly practices and policies you can make a big impact. Visit ClimateCounts.org, GoodGuide.com and GreenAmerica.org to learn which companies are treating the environment responsibly.

LIS tip

Use keyboard shortcuts for frequently performed functions. They're easier and faster than using a mouse. Here are a few examples:
CTRL and F, find
CTRL and +, zoom in
CTRL and -, zoom out

On a Mac, use the Command key in place of the CTRL key. Questions? Visit lis.luther.edu/tips.

And finally…

March 3-9 is national "Read an E-Book" week. Visit http://www.ebookweek.com/ to learn more about the history of E-Books, explore various reading devices and download free E-Books offered from dozens of authors, publishers and vendors in honor of E-Book week.

Keep in mind that the Luther library has kindles and kindle fires available for check-out from the circulation desk. The library also has a Nook reader available for use in the library. Stop by the library and take advantage of "Read an E-Book" week.