Tuesday, June 11

TUESDAY 6/11/13

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Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Desk

Daily: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop

Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Marty's Cafe

Closed for the summer.

Oneota Market

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


Open daily beginning with lunch on June 7.

Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.

OFS closes out end of year

The college's fiscal year ended May 31. The Office for Financial Services reminds all faculty and staff that supplies, materials, etc., must have been received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 12-13 budget.

Additionally, all outstanding travel expense reports, credit card reports, original invoices (no faxed copies), supporting purchase orders/purchase permits, or account adjustments should be sent to OFS by June 12 to be included in FY 12-13 budget. Items for deposit that were in Luther's possession by May 31 should be brought to OFS immediately. Thank you for helping OFS close the year in a timely manner.

Facilities Truck Available

Facilities Services has a truck available for faculty/staff usage weekdays after 4 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. The truck can be driven within a 15-mile radius of campus. It can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The vehicle is not to be used to haul dirt, compost or leaves, and should be clean and refueled upon return. To reserve a vehicle, call Facilities Services, 387-1010. 


Sports results

Luther student-athletes Hollie Gray III, Kayla Hatting and Andrew Johnson were selected by the NCAA to participate in the 2013 Career in Sports Leadership Conference. These three were among nearly 300 student-athletes from Divisions I, II and III, that participated in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, June 8-11, in Indianapolis, Ind. The NCAA provided education on career development and potential career opportunities and assisted student-athletes with making a successful transition from competition to their future professions in intercollegiate athletics. 

Archives Leadership Institute at Baker Village

Luther College Archives will host the Archives Leadership Institute at Baker Village June 15-22. A cohort of 25 archivists from across the country will attend the institute. During that week, the Archives Reading Room will be closed for researchers. Immediate need requests should be sent to <vagtsrac> and we will make arrangements to assist you. We will resume normal operations on Monday, June 24. Thank you for your patience.

Iowa Prairie Conference registration open

Luther will host the 14th Iowa Prairie Conference with the theme "Prairies on the Edge" July 18-20. This is the first time the conference, which moves to different sites in Iowa, will be held in northeast Iowa. The conference is open to anyone interested in prairies and is attended by a broad mix of prairie enthusiasts, educators, students, researchers and land managers.

Conference organizers invite anyone with an interest in prairie preservation and restoration to register online at http://www.luther.edu/iowaprairieconference/RegistrationInfo/. Registration is $60 and includes the conference, five meals and bus transportation on two field trips. Information on discounts for students and exhibitor registration is also available on the site. 

Luther College Center Stage Series

Luther College Center Stage Series will offer rich entertainment experiences via 10 professional arts performances on the Center for Faith and Life stage during the 2013-14 season, Sept. 14-April 4. Tickets for Center Stage Series events may be purchased as a subscription package now through Aug. 23 at the Luther College Box Office. 


Deanna Casterton was named to the National Association of College Stores Foundation board of directors.Casterton will serve on the board of the NACS Foundation for three years and just began her term this past March. She has worked at the bookstore since 1991 and became director of the bookstore in August 2011. The NACS Foundation mission is to fund initiatives that support industry education programs and makes them available to a wide degree of professionals and enables research that addresses issues of fundamental importance to the college store industry.



To Craig Mosher and family on the death of his father, Martin Luther Mosher, Jr., 100, in Portland Oregon, May 19. Services will be in West Branch in August.

Thank You

When I climbed to the top of the pole of the ropes course last Thursday with my co-workers/friends below supporting me I thought for sure that it was going to be my challenge and adrenaline high for quite some time. How wrong I was. My amazing co-workers/friends here at Luther had so much more in store for me that afternoon. By believing in me enough to nominate me for the excellence award they took me to the top of a much higher more meaningful place. It is on this peak I am able to stand securely, knowing that I am being supported and cared for by those that I am fortunate enough to work with. A peak that it will take me quite some time to come down from. It is such an amazing indescribable place.  All I can say is thank you all and climb away.   

-Diane Narum

Position openings 

Admissions visit coordinator: Immediate opening for a full-time position. Responsible for all facets of coordinating a prospective student visit. Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary. Must feel comfortable interacting with people by email and in person. Must be able to multitask and work with constant interruptions while maintaining a positive, friendly attitude. Familiarity with the Luther campus helpful. Occasional Saturday and evening possible. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access is necessary. High school diploma required with previous experience in a customer service office setting. See application instructions at http://www.luther.edu/hr/staffvacancies/.

Administrative assistant in the Development office: Administrative assistant for the Annual Giving Program.  The administrative assistant will work within the Annual Fund team to support the efforts of the Annual Fund, reunion giving programs and the Class Agent program.  This position calls for creative thinking, strong organizational skills, and strong attention to detail. High school diploma and at least two years of post-high school education required.  One or more years of office-related experience with computer background necessary.  Must be proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. For more information see www.luther.edu.


Lost: Gold bracelet that I received as a gift from my parents 20 years ago. It looks very much like this. If you find it, please contact Tabita Green, [email protected].

For sale: Great starter home, clean and well kept with many updates.  Two bedrooms, one full bath, located on 305 E. Henry St., Calmar. For more information, call 419-2517.

For sale: LP tank, type used with outdoor grills. Currently empty, ready for refilling. Asking $12. Call 382-9383.

For sale: Hardwood lumber, approximately 100 BF air-dried lumber; 60 percent oak, 40 percent walnut/cherry. Cut to 1", most planed to 3/4". Always shedded. Asking $200. Call 382-9383.

For rent: Beautiful and spacious two to three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with attached two-car garage and large beautiful yard. Appliances included. Located at 905 Locust Rd, Decorah. Located .8 mile from Luther. Available July 1 or Aug. 1. Call 568-1855.

Native prairie plant sale: At the farmers market this Wednesday and Saturday. Brighten up your yard with native wildflowers and grasses. Proceeds benefit Luther's land stewardship program.

Wanted: Alumna returning as staff in need of housing. Moving in August. Looking for two-bedroom near Water Street. Preferably laundry on site. Pet (cat) allowed. No smoking. Open to variations on this including apartment/home, pet deposit, number of rooms, etc. Any information or suggestions greatly appreciated. Contact Kate at [email protected].

For sale: New two person "McKenzie Drifter" pontoon boat. Never been in the water. For pictures and specs go to http://bit.ly/11tMulf. $1,700 Call 568-3710 or email <lescje01>.

For sale: 1999 Mazda 626. 115,000 miles. Engine runs great. Front right bumper has some damage but does not effect the performance of the car. Power locks and windows. Power sliding sunroof, Bose sound system. Great starter car for around town. Asking $2,000. Contact <hubela01>.

Youth wanted: Decorah Public Library will host Mad Science of Iowa with Jim Birkel from 3-3:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the lower level public meeting room as part of the children’s summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading!”

Youth wanted: Decorah Public Library will host the annual “Talent Show Starring Kids” as part of the children’s summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading!” This final celebration of the library’s summer will be held 3:30-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the mezzanine level of the library. Children may sign-up at the library.

For rent: Lovely Decorah condo for rent. Kitchen, dining room, living room, appliances. Two bedrooms, two baths, and two-car garage. Quiet building on the second floor with a deck. 1381 square feet; no smoking nor pets. Contact Contact Kris: <petekr05>, or (641) 430-1077.


And finally...

Father's Day is June 16. 

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”

― Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum