Tuesday, July 2

TUESDAY 7/2/13

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Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Desk

Thursday, July 4: 7 a.m.-noon

Book Shop

Thursday, July 4: Closed

Mail Center/SPO

Thursday, July 4: Closed

Marty's Cafe

Closed for the summer.

Oneota Market

Thursday, July 4: Closed


Thursday, July 4: Closed

College Resource Council membership

The 2013-14 membership of the College Resource Council and years of appointment include:

Kim Powell, three
Richard Bernatz, two
Lise Kildegard, one

Ann Sponberg-Peterson, three
Paul Mattson, two
David Vasquez, one

Faculty Interests Committee Representative
James Perez, one

Permanent CRC members
Dean of the College: Kevin Kraus
Chief Financial Officer: Diane Tacke
President: David Tiede

Friendship Families

Luther is expecting to receive about 40 new international students from more than 30 different countries this fall. Being a Friendship Family is a wonderful opportunity to expand your horizons beyond Iowa and develop a close relationship with a young person from another country. Sign up online at: https://www.luther.edu/diversity/hostfamily/  or call the Diversity Center for more information, 387-1014.

Free yoga for faculty and staff

Learn the basics of gentle yoga with Sonja Arneson-Ecklund of Sonja | Wellness & Yoga during this free lunchtime class for staff and faculty. Mondays from 12-12:45 p.m. in Hovde Lounge in the Library. 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>.

Interlibrary Loan borrowing requests suspended July 3-9

Due to vacation, all interlibrary loan borrowing requests will be suspended July 3-9. Any requests submitted by Luther patrons by July 1 will be processed, and all interlibrary loan materials that arrive at the library July 3-9 will be processed and patrons notified as usual. Contact Kathy Buzza, 387-1726, with any questions or concerns.

Upcoming bargain barn sale


Another Luther Reuse Sale will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 16. The sale will take place in the Ashmore-Jewell barn, which is next to Baker Village. The sale includes a variety of items no longer needed by the college. View an inventory list starting July 12 at .

Diversity Center commitment to waste reduction

Sustainability would like to recognize the Diversity Center faculty/staff for their commitment to waste reduction. The Diversity Center is the first office on campus to eliminate the use of large individual waste baskets. To learn more about the mini hanging waste bin and how to request one, follow this link.

Campus water levels

On June 22-23, Facilities and Security worked together to evaluate how the forecasted river height might affect campus. On Sunday morning they evaluated the water level on campus, and related that level to Decorah’s forecasted gauge level. Based on the Flood Response document, they determined that no action would be required for sandbagging based on the forecasts. Closing valves on pipes through the dike caused water to back up by the baseball, softball and soccer fields.

Latest videos from Luther's YouTube channel

Here are the latest Visual Media department videos. To get updates directly in your inbox, consider subscribing to Luther's YouTube channel.

A Tribute to Dr. Sandra Peter
First Year Slideshow 2013
Finals are Coming!
Luther College Ballroom/Swing
Spring: Luther Campus Comes Alive
April Showers Bring Luther Flowers
The Torgerson Legacy
More than Professors
Arne Sorenson on Luther's Religion Dept.
Once a Norse Always a Norse
Center Stage Series 2013-2014
Inaugural Splash - Swim Team in the new Aquatic Center
Senior Reflections - Nicole Woodson
Senior Reflections - Matt Lind

Pool hours: lap swim

Closed weekends. During the hours posted below, only lanes 4-8 will be open for lap swim.

July 1-3 and 5:
6-7:30 a.m
12-1:30 p.m.

July 8:
6-7:30 a.m
12-1:30 p.m
5:30-7:30 p.m.

July 9:
6-7:30 a.m.

12-1:30 p.m.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

July 10:
6-7:30 a.m.

12-1:30 p.m.

5:30-7:30 p.m

July 11:
6-7:30 a.m.

12-1:30 p.m.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

July 12:
6-7:30 a.m.

12-1:30 p.m
5:30-7:30 p.m

July 15-18:
6-7:30 a.m.
12-1:30 p.m.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Closed July 19 for conference swim meet.


Laura Peterson was awarded a grant of $135,235 by The National Science Foundation for the project "Collaborative Research: Southern Hemisphere Processes and Global Climate Change: The Evolution of Late Miocene to Present Surface Ocean Conditions in the Southern Hemisphere." The funding will support paleoclimate research by Peterson and her students over three years.

Robert Shedinger presented a paper titled "Jesus and Jihad: The Politics of the Sacred and Christian-Muslim Dialogue" at the conference "Sacred Texts and Human Contexts" sponsored by the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY on June 23-25.


Thank you

Thanks to everyone who made the Archives Leadership Institute such a success! Our special thanks to the teams in LIS, OFS, Dining Services, Facilities, Wellness, Security, Visual Media and Summer Programming. Our guests had a fantastic time and commented on what special place this is. We could not have done it without you. The institute will return to campus again in June 2014 and 2015.

-Rachel Vagts and Sasha Griffin

To the Luther Community: for your thoughts, prayers, kind words, cards, and hugs, thank you. Our family has felt such authentic and heartfelt support during this difficult time. Again, thank you.  

-Keith and Molly Lesmeister


Laura, Rolf and big brother Nils Peterson welcomed Alice Leonore and Charles Olstad Peterson on May 14. Both weighed in at 6 lbs, 5 oz. and are doing great.

New positions

Min Yu began her position as International Admissions Assistant on June 17. Her office is Larsen Hall 130, and telephone is 387-1062.

Catherine Dyer started as CRM Coordinator on June 17. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261P, telephone 387-2992.

Position opening

Full-time custodian

Full-time, 12-month position. General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s). Typical hours will be day hours, Monday through Friday. Some weekend work may occasionally be required. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required. Applications can be accessed and printed at http://www.luther.edu/hr/application/ or picked up at the Office of Human Resources in the Main Building. Candidates should send a completed application, along with the names and contact information for three references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources.

Donor Records Coordinator in Development Office

Donor records coordinator in the Development office needed to support fundraising efforts by creating all giving reports and assisting with the maintenance of giving records. Will also provide administrative support to the Director of Special Programs, including word processing, organizing event details, collating packets and preparing correspondence. This position calls for the ability to work extensively with numbers, strong attention to detail and organizational skills. High school diploma and at least one year of post-high school education required. One or more years of data maintenance and reporting experience necessary. Applicants must be proficient in the use of spreadsheets and word processing. Submit cover letter; resume; and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources.

Union cashier/ Book Shop staff position

Primary responsibilities include: count and balance previous day’s monetary transactions and resolve discrepancies; prepare daily deposits, and daily, monthly, and annual reports relating to monetary transactions. Book shop duties involve assisting with all aspects of the textbook department: ordering, receiving and invoicing. Attention to detail is necessary and some lifting is required. Must have high school diploma along with strong verbal and written communication skills, experience with Microsoft Office software and strong organizational skills.


For rent: Two-bedroom house, one half mile from Luther campus. One and a half baths. Property adjoins 30-acre city park and is in city limits. Includes new kitchen stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer and high-efficiency gas furnace. Attached one-car garage. Available July 1, 2013 for renewable one-year lease. Asking $750/month or best offer. Phone Karl Knudson at 382-3888, day, or 382-8025, evening.

Wanted: Blender for student on campus for the summer.  Do you have one that you'd like to pass on free to a good home? Contact Thando May at 203-2119.

For rent: Efficiency apartment with newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom at 408 Day St. in Decorah. $200/month plus shared utility costs. Available Aug. 1. Call 562-3851.

For sale: Vintage 1969 Forester Travel trailer $3,500; Used Yamaha 2320 student trumpet with case, oil, and music stand $200; Ibanez left handed guitar PF5L $100; 7ft flower pattern couch $75; Entertainment center with glass door $40; Like new Arrow electric brad nailer $40; and 3 new already sharpened Murray blades #424458 for 42' mower $25. Contact Michael at <bartmi03> or (319)230-0077 for photos or to look at an item.

Wanted for rent: Three bedroom rental for new Luther staff person and family moving to Decorah in August. Please contact Susan Peterson at [email protected] or 387-1291 with any rentals or recommendations.

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. 

Free: Several Pella windows (1970 vintage, wood), various sizes, being replaced with new/energy-efficient units but these are in good shape and would be great for a cabin or shed application. Call Keith at 380-7453 or email at <chriskei> if interested in viewing.

Wanted: Google knowledge. Need part time help in all things 'Google' and, if it fits your major, could lead to an internship with successful established Decorah business. Contact BB Massman at [email protected] or 380-8911.


And finally...

Fourth of July fun facts:

2.5 million

In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970.


Numbers of signers to the Declaration of Independence.

$218.2 million

The value of fireworks imported from China in 2012, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($227.3 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $11.7 million in 2012, with Israel purchasing more than any other country ($2.5 million).


Fifty-nine places contain the word "liberty" in the name. Pennsylvania, with 11, has more of these places than any other state. Of the 59 places nationwide containing "liberty" in the name, four are counties: Liberty County, Ga. (65,471), Liberty County, Fla. (8,276), Liberty County, Mont. (2,392) and Liberty County, Texas (76,571).

65.9 million

Number of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2013. Chances are that the pork hot dogs and sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa. The Hawkeye State was home to 20.3 million hogs and pigs. North Carolina (8.9 million) and Minnesota (7.8 million) were also homes to large numbers of pigs.