Tuesday, May 28

TUESDAY 5/28/13

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Tiede named interim president

The Luther College Board of Regents announced the appointment of David L. Tiede, Ph.D., as interim president of the college effective July 1. President Richard L. Torgerson will end his term of service with the college on June 30.

Tiede is emeritus president and emeritus professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He served as the Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation at Augsburg College in Minneapolis from 2005 to 2010, and as interim president of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, in 2010. He currently consults with a variety of higher education institutions as they deal with leadership transitions.

Tiede's appointment at Luther is for a period of 12 months, or until the permanent position is filled.

Torgerson tribute video available online

For those who were unable to attend the 14 Years of Mojo from the Get-Go ceremony at which a video honoring President Rick and Mrs. Judy Torgerson was shown, the video is available online at: http://youtu.be/4KyrshpjdGk.


Staff day reminder

Remember to sign up for staff day activities. Follow the link https://www.luther.edu/hr/staff_day, to read descriptions of the breakout sessions and view the registration form. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 29.

Update on solar project

By the end of the month, Baker Village commons building will have its own working solar array, completing the installation of a solar photovoltaic project and marking the end of a $750,000 Department of Energy award in support of the college's plan to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2015. The DOE funding has helped finance three campus projects, the Shirley Baker Commons solar array among them.

Fiscal year end approaching

The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching. Remember all supplies, materials, etc., must be received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 12-13 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices (no faxed copies), and supporting purchase orders/purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the office for Financial Services by June 12 to be included in FY 12-13 budget. Items for deposit must be sent to the office for Financial Services by June 6. Thanks for helping us close out the year in a timely manner.

Graduation DVDs

The Book Shop is selling copies of the 2013 Commencement ceremony for $20, which includes shipping. Pre-order copies by May 23 in the Book Shop or online at www.lutherbookshop.com. Orders will ship by June 7.

Luther Alumni Magazine available online

The spring 2013 edition of the Luther Alumni Magazine is available online at: http://www.luther.edu/magazine/.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Learn the basics of yoga with Sonja Arneson-Ecklund of Sonja|Wellness & Yoga during this lunchtime class for staff and faculty Mondays from 12-12:45 p.m. starting June 3. We will release muscle tension and increase strength and flexibility while relaxing and rejuvenating the body and mind. All ages and skill levels are welcome; no experience required. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Questions? Contact Sonja at [email protected] or Greg at <lonningr>.


Retirement celebration for Roger Jaeger

Join us Tuesday, May 28 at 3:30 p.m. in the Williams Lounge in the Union to celebrate Roger Jaeger's retirement. Roger has been employed at Luther for more than 30 years. 

Sports results

Three Luther athletes competed in the NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships held May 23-25 in La Crosse, Wis. Tricia Serres '16 placed ninth in the 800. Her time in the 1500 (4:23.46) is the 11th fastest in DIII history and breaking Luther's school record. Placing fifth in the 1500 earned Serres her third All-America honors. Christina Storlie '13 placed 21st in the prelims of the 3000 Steeplechase with a time of 11:16.86. Jackie Hoyme '16 placed 12th in the discus with a throw of 135-7.

walkLuther to begin May 27

walkLuther begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, in front of Main Hall. Walkers will continue to meet at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for 30 minute walks during the summer. The walking program is open to all members of the Luther community. For more information contact Greg Lonning, <lonningr> or 387-2075.

Retirement reception for Kathy Tollefsrud May 28

Kathy Tollefsrud, donor records coordinator, will be retiring after 27 years of service at Luther. Join in wishing her well on her retirement from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, in the Loyalty Hall Board Room.

Staff Day June 6

This year's Staff Day, "Camp Luther," is designed to provide some relaxed time together after a long academic year and to grow in appreciation for the knowledge and gifts of members of the community. Luther’s Staff Day Camp begins promptly at noon Thursday, June 6 with lunch served in Peace, followed by your choice of camp-themed breakout sessions. We will regroup at 3:15 p.m. in the CFL for a closing program and the announcement of the 2013 Staff Excellence Award winners. All staff are free to go home at 4 p.m. Staff attending Staff Day may wear shorts, tee-shirts and sneakers for the day, or may change at noon, depending on their business requirements during the morning; check with your supervisor. A registration form will be emailed to staff this week.

Norse Athletic Association Decorah Benefit Golf Tournament June 10

All are invited to join fellow alumni, parents and friends of Luther for a day of golf and dinner Monday, June 10, at the Oneota Golf and Country Club. The event is sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Jeff Olinger '85. For more information and to register visit: http://www.luther.edu/sports/headlines/?story_id=462436.

Norse soccer mini camp June 10-13

Luther soccer mini camp offers tremendous instruction from qualified staff for boys and girls ages 4-7. The purpose of the camp is to introduce mini-campers to soccer by doing it the right way. Fundamental skills associated with the game are taught alongside simple concepts and ideas. Thus, a child’s first steps in the game become a perfect foundation to further development. For more information visit: http://www.luther.edu/programming/camps/soccermini1/.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert rescheduled

SAC Concerts is excited to announce Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform in concert Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Luther College Regents Center.

Students enrolled for the 2013-14 academic year who have paid the Co-Curricular Activities Fee will be able to pick up their tickets the first week tickets are available in the fall; those who do not have CAF, including staff and faculty, will be able to purchase tickets the following week.

Current seniors (Luther class of 2013) who held CAF tickets to the concert originally scheduled for April 2, 2013, may contact the Box Office when tickets become available late September/early October for the opportunity to request a ticket.

Once they go on sale, tickets may be purchased online at http://www.luther.edu/programming/boxoffice/ or by contacting the Box Office, 387-1357.


Jim Martin-Schramm presented "Bonhoeffer, the Church, and the Climate Question" on May 25 at Ecclesia and Ethics, an international online conference organized by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.



To Sarah and Nathan Wicks on the May 26 birth of their baby boy Karl Robert Wicks. Karl weighed in at eight pounds, eight ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Sarah, Nathan and Karl are healthy as can be. If you'd like to visit in the coming days or weeks, they ask that you call ahead of time. For those who would like to bring the Wicks a meal, here is a link to website hosting a meal train. If you'd prefer not use the website, but still want to make a meal contact Elizabeth Finanger, 419-6877 or [email protected].

Position openings

Accounting Clerk: Full-time Accounting Clerk. Primary responsibilities include processing vendor invoices and payment vouchers, maintaining inventory and issuing purchase orders and purchase permits, maintaining vendor relations, applying state sales and use tax regulations, purchase card administration and maintaining record of items purchased for capitalization. Position also is backup for processing bi-weekly and monthly payroll and oversees the collection of student loans. Candidates with one to three years of experience in clerical accounting desired. Qualifications include: high school diploma with post-high school education preferred; knowledge of generally accepted accounting and bookkeeping principles and procedures, strong verbal and written communication skills, superior organization skills, experience with Microsoft Office software and the ability to learn software specific to the position and ability to interact respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. See application instructions at http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffvacancies/.


Scavenger hunters wanted: Looking for some adventure this summer? Driftless Safari is a free, county-wide scavenger hunt running from Memorial Day until Halloween. Join in to explore some of the natural, cultural and historic treasures of Winneshiek County. Great for families, grandparents, babysitters and anyone else that loves to play outside and discover new places. Visit www.driftless-safari.org for more information or stop by any Winneshiek County public library to pick up your free materials.

For sale: 2001 Saturn L-300. Great condition, 120K miles, one owner, many options. All maintenance/repair records available. $3,400. For more information call 387-1534 (day) or 387-6199 (evenings). 

Walkers wanted: De Sales 5K Walk/Run, 1 Mile Stroll and Tot Trot on Saturday, June 1. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. and event begins at 7:45 a.m. from the De Sales Church parking lot. Child care will be provided. Chances for a new Specialized brand bicycle, $400 value, are just $1 each or six for $5. Consolation prizes of two $50 gift cards.  To register, visit http://www.desales.pvt.k12.ia.us/fun-runwalk-and-tot-trot.html.

Wanted: Two drawer file cabinet, letter size, metal or wood. Contact [email protected]  

Wanted: Student Support Services is seeking donations of gently used three-ring binders of any size. Please bring to Preus Library, Room 108.

For sale: Two boats. 1987 Four Winds Horizon 170 17-foot with wood deck, inboard V6 165 hp Mercury cruiser, includes cover and canopy with windows. Also, includes trailer, has been shedded. Asking $3,000, OBO.

1958 Alumacraft 16ft V-bottom fishing boat, includes fish finder, trolling motor, oars, 15 hp Evanrude motor and trailer. Asking $800, OBO. 

Call 735-5746 after 5 p.m.

Seeking: Looking for a great way to volunteer, exercise and inspire the next generation of young people, all in under 1-2 hours a week? Become a walking school bus leader. Leaders are needed one or two days per week to lead a small group of young children to John Cline School from nearby neighborhoods. To find out more about participating as a driver, or if you have young children needing a "ride" contact Erika Randall, <rander01>.

For rent: Spacious two to three bedroom, two bathroom ranch home with attached two-car garage, within one block of Luther. Located at 622 Center St., Decorah, rent is $1,200/month plus utilities. Appliances furnished. NP/NS
For inquiries contact Cheryl or Wayne Wangsness, [email protected] or 532-9431.

For sale: Bike pull behind carrier in good condition, for child or pets or both. Call 382-6022 and leave message.

Housing needed: Female student returning to get teaching certificate seeks housing. Has small, approximately six pound , dog. Very responsible, non smoker. I am acting as agent for party, contact Barbara Massman, [email protected] or 380-8911.


And finally...

Remembering and honoring those who have served and currently serve in all branches of our armed forces. Thank you for your service.

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in the crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

-Thomas Paine, "The American Crisis"

Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.

-Jennifer M. Grandholm

On Memorial Day, I don't want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.

-Eric Burdon