Tuesday, June 18

TUESDAY 6/18/13

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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.

Copies of 'The Space Between Us' available

Copies of the Paideia summer reading for the Fall 2013 incoming class "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar are still available. These copies are free of charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who are not already receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. Please join in our conversation with the first-year class.

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 is 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. 

Food Education Events

In conjunction with their CSA-reimbursement program, the Sustainability office is offering Food Education events throughout the summer, which include a variety of cooking classes, book discussions, tours and local farm workdays!  Now that CSA shareholders have signed up, registration is open to the rest of the Luther community. Sign up online now. Contact Maren Stumme-Diers with any questions. 


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 or online at: http://www.luther.edu/programming/centerstage/seasonticket/.

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.

Lunch break wind turbine tours

Thirty-minute wind turbine tours will be offered Thursday, June 20 and Thursday, June 27. Meet Jay Uthoff at noon in front of the Union. If time permits Jay will also stop at the solar array. To reserve a place in the van, send an email and preferred date to <kms> or call the President's Office, 387-1001.

Aquatic Center open house

The campus community is invited to join alumni, friends and business leaders for an open house to view the new Aquatic Center at Luther Thursday, June 20. Refreshments will be served. A ribbon cutting ceremony with Decorah's Chamber Ambassadors will take place at 4:30 p.m. with an open house and tours to follow from 5-6:30 p.m. The official dedication ceremony for the Luther College Aquatic Center is set for Friday, Oct. 4. Call 387-1862 with questions.

Help Desk Specialist candidate presentation Friday

We are hosting a finalist on-campus interview for the LIS Help Desk Specialist position Friday, June 21. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the group presentation for Erin Zidlicky which is scheduled for 10-10:45 a.m. Friday, June 21, in Hovde Lounge. The Search Committee would appreciate your presence and your feedback. More information is available at http://lis.luther.edu/blog/20130614/help-desk-specialist-finalist-presentation.

Brown Bag Lunch

Anne Blocker will offer a brown bag lunch from 11:30 a.m.-noon Friday, June 21, in Mott on the fats and oils of a healthy diet.

Luther College hosts Iowa Prairie Conference July 18-20

Luther College 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. For more information go to https://www.luther.edu/iowaprairieconference/.


Members of the Luther College Laboratory for the Investigation of Mind, Body, and Spirit traveled to Chicago on May 2-4 to present the lab's research.  Nine students from the lab attended and presented three different research projects. Students were involved in conceptualization, study design, data collection and analyses, and interpretation. The three projects involved studies of: 1) forgiveness in police officers from across the nation, 2) forgiveness education in Sierra Leone, and 3) prayer, meditation, and writing techniques to enhance forgiveness. This research represents collaborations between the Luther lab and the National Police Suicide Foundation, the Lemonaid Fund and Grinnell College. A more complete description of the research with photos and video from the conference can be found at: https://www.luther.edu/touslo01/labblog/.


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.

Full-time payroll specialist: Primary responsibilities include processing bi-weekly and monthly payroll, maintaining data to create necessary payroll deductions, making payroll related payments such as FICA and federal and state tax withholding, preparing and distributing payroll reports such as W-2 and 1042-S forms, and other duties as assigned. Candidates with one to three years of payroll experience desired. Qualifications include: high school diploma with post-high school education preferred; knowledge of relevant IRS and other regulatory agency payroll regulations, strong verbal and written communication skills, superior organization skills, the ability to perform error free work within time restraints, 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. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Send resume to Office of Human Resources.


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.

Garage sale: Moving sale. Furniture, toys, adult and boys clothes, books and more from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22. Contact Brent Dodson, <dodsbr01> or 277-1132.

For sale: Rough sawn cedar siding (over 1,000 board feet). Primed and stained in great condition. Great deal for small or large projects.  1x12 new price $3.10/foot, sell for $1.25/foot, 1x3 new price 55 cents/ft. sell for 20 cents/foot. Contact Keith, 380-7453 or <chriskei>.

Wanted: Looking for a clarinet for an aspiring fifth grade band student. Contact Kim, 419-8357 or [email protected].

Youth wanted: Decorah Public Library will host, “Dig Into Archaeology!” with Lilly Jensen, Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Winneshiek County Conservation Board. The event will take place Wednesday, July 3 at 3:30-4:15 p.m. in the covered parking lot of the library. Kids will be able to enjoy a mock archaeological dig as they search for artifacts and fossils at this come-and-go event. Discover and learn about the people and cultures of Iowa’s past. Learn about how this generation fits into Iowa’s history and how to solve mysteries from the past. Younger children will need an adult helper.

Opportunity: Take part in the Driftless Drift on Saturday, June 22 at Fish Farm Mounds in Allamakee County to celebrate and protect our natural scenic heritage and the wonderful things that come with it. There will be a canoe float and bicycle tour with events culminating at FFM. Enjoy free live music, games, camping, prizes and food for purchase by Oneota Food Coop. For information and maps visit: www.driftlessdrift.com; www.facebook.com/events/144806145709699/?fref=ts.


And finally...

International Juggler's Day takes place on April 18. The day celebrates the skill of juggling and talented jugglers. Juggling is a physical skill involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment or sport.

"Life's a struggle if you can't juggle."

"Juggling is dropping things............in style."

"Id juggle chainsaws but they cost an arm and a leg."

See Luther grad Jon Wee '88 and his juggling buddy Owen Morse as "The Passing Zone" perform here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af7Pz0UsGKY.