Tuesday, July 9

TUESDAY 7/9/13

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Upcoming bargain barn sale


Another Luther Reuse Sale will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. The sale will take place in the Ashmore-Jewell barn, 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.

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 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 to set up for conference swim meet.

Summer reading at Preus Library

Come check out the best sellers on our leisure reading shelf:
"A Delicate Truth" by J.LeCarre
"Americanah" by C.N. Adichie
"And the Mountains Echoed" by K. Hosseini
"Execution of Noa P. Singleton" by E.Silver
"Impossible Lives of Greta Wells" by A.Greer
"NOS4A2" by J.Hill
"Rage Against the Dying" by B.Masterman
"Sparta" by R.Robinson
"Son" by P.Meyer
"Transatlantic" by C.McCann
"Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls" by A.Disclafani

New postal regulations on no.9 envelopes

Offices using no. 9 reply envelopes should check with the Publications Office before using their current supply. Postal regulations have changed, requiring a barcode, or new barcode. Stop in to Publications in Dahl Centennial Union Room 263 or call 387-1353.

Personal Day

A reminder to all staff that the Personal Day issued on Sept. 1, 2012 must be used by Aug. 31, 2013 or it will be forfeited. The Personal Day is available on a yearly basis, to be used at the discretion of the employee and their supervisor. The allotted hours (based on full-time/part-time status) must be used in one single block, and should not be split between more than one day. If there there are any questions, please contact Human Resources, 387-1134 or payroll, 387-1135.

Campus network downtime for Facilities Management building, Ockham House and the Heating Plant

On Friday, July 12, the campus wired and wireless networks will be down in the Facilities Management building, Ockham House, Storre Theatre and the Heating Plant starting at 2 p.m. This downtime will allow LIS to move network equipment in the Facilities Management building to a new wiring closet. It is expected that the work will be completed by early evening. Please refer to the LIS blog http://lis.luther.edu/blog/ for more information, and for updates as they become available.


Instructional Soccer Camp July 22-25

The Luther College Soccer Camp offers Iowa and the Midwest top-quality soccer instruction. The camp enables aspiring players to learn the basic techniques and tactics of the game in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and support, while advanced players receive collegiate/pro-level training. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14.


Mini Soccer Camp July 22-25

The camp offers tremendous instruction from qualified staff for the 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.


Noble alumni choir returns to Decorah

The Weston Noble Alumni Choir will gather in Decorah starting July 21 for its seventh reunion and concert. The choir, representing Luther classes from 1949 to 2001, will meet for four days of intense rehearsals culminating in a concert for the public at the college’s Center for Faith and Life at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, immediately following opening ceremonies for Nordic Fest.

Musica Dulce to perform July 17

Musica Dulce, a series of performances in area gardens, and will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. Come hear Tom Bourcier, Helen Johnson and Gaelstrom in the gardens of Dave and Candace Arp, Jean Carter and the Eastern Star Home. Contact Amy Webber in the Diversity Center for tickets,<webberam> or 387-1431.  

Sports Results

Huber named Iowa Conference Nominee for 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year

Recent Luther College graduate Shari Huber has been selected as the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's nominee for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.


Kim Powell recently featured an essay in the book, "Mothers in Academia," edited by Maria Castañeda and Kristen Isgro. Powell’s essay, "Breaking the Glass Ceiling While Being a Mother: Parenting, Teaching, Research and Administration," is one of many testimonies by women and their experiences as being a mother as well as an undergraduate, graduate student, academic staff member, and or a professor. For more information on the book, visit here.

Ginger Meyette presented on "Grief as a Health and Wellness Issue for LGBT Elders" at the LGBT Health and Wellness Conference at Des Moines University on June 7.

John Strauss presented a paper on June 21 at the Fourth International Ignaz Joseph Pleyel Symposium in Ruppersthal, Austria titled "Music Publishing in Vienna Then and Now: The Publisher's Dilemma in Pleyel's Time And In the Modern Era." A version of his paper will be published in the fall issue of "Germanic Notes and Reviews." J. Strauss also  wrote a tribute to his late teacher titled "Remembering Charles Rosen" which appeared in the May/June issue of the London based journal "International Piano."

John and Virginia Strauss, long-time editors of Johann Baptist Vanhal's (1739-1813) chamber music and concertos, are happy to announce two new editions published by Musikverlag Doblinger in their "Diletto Musicale" series:  the first volume of the "Sonatas agréables" Op. 43 (DM 1471) and a viola "Divertimento" in D major (DM1389). The year 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Viennese composer Vanhal.   


New positions

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

Administrative assistant in Athletics, Health, Physical Education and Athletic Training: The Athletic and HPEAT departments are currently accepting applications for a 10-month, 40 hour/week, benefit-eligible Administrative Assistant. The individual will assist the Associate Athletic Director with eligibility, compliance and team roster data as well as support coaches in their recruiting efforts. This individual will assist the HPEAT department head with budget management, help develop the academic schedule, answer phones, greet visitors and order materials for the Department. High school diploma or equivalent and knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. Willingness to learn new software programs and operating systems is essential. Previous experience in similar position desired. Internal candidates should submit a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources by July 16.

Administrative assistant in Music: Luther College Music Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Assistant. This is a 10 month, 35-hour/week, benefit-eligible position. The individual will receive visitors, answer phones and schedule rehearsals and meetings. Will interact with faculty, students, staff and general public, as well as oversee student worker projects. Qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent, with courses in business, keyboarding and computers. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Previous experience in similar position desired. Submit a cover letter, a resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references (one must be a previous supervisor) to: Office of Human Resources.

Administrative assistant in Education: Education department seeks an eleven-month, 37 hour/week, (.83FTE) benefit-eligible administrative assistant. Responsible for organization of the education office, maintenance of records, assessment data input, budget monitoring and technology coordination. High school diploma or equivalent, one year of office experience with computer background, and proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Two years of post-high school education, previous experience with FileMakerPro, Chalk and Wire, Smartboard and Certification in Instructional Technology desired.  Internal candidates should apply to HR office by July 17.


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: 51-year-old student seeks room to rent. I am quiet and tidy and would like to rent a room in your home near Luther for Fall '13 and Spring '14 semesters to earn Teaching Certification. House and/or pet sitting situation would be ideal and I can be bonded at your request. Please email [email protected] to begin discussion. Thank You.

For sale: Compass brand folding adjustable booster seats (two available) for ages 3+, weight 30-100 lbs, 38-57 inches. Good condition with instruction manual. $20/each. Email <bjerkr01> for images.

For sale:  2012 GMC Terrain SLT AWD with navigation system (President Torgerson’s car), minimum bid required is $24,000. 1995 F150 pickup, "rusty,” minimum bid required is $250. Please submit all bids via email to [email protected]. All bids must be submitted by 1 p.m. Friday, July 19. For more information, call 387-1371.

For sale: Five piece patio set for sale. Rectangular glass top 43"x63" table with two stationary chairs and two swivel/rocker chairs. Powder coated, neutral beige/taupe color. Stored covered/inside over winters. $500 for full set. Contact Nate Ersig, 387-1511 or <nersig>.

For sale: Four-bedroom, two-bath home in great location just steps from the college. Hardwood floors throughout is just one example of the character and charm of this classic Decorah '20s home - but with all the modern features.  Rare for its time is the benefit of a two-car garage. All appliances included. Call Mike at 380-2266.

For sale: Four good used tires - 215/ 70R 15. $40. Call 387-0242.

For sale: Schwinn bike trailer for child, very good condition; dog kennel 9' by 12', 6' height; two Loading ramps 5' 6" length, width, 4 1/2 inches. Leave a message at 382-6022 or email [email protected]

Driveway sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday, July 11-12 at 907 West Pearl St (Phelps Park Area). Items include antiques; ethnic clothing; classic MAC computer gear and software; tools; lots of hardware; old tables; shelf-size SONY stereo; art items, posters, frames; cds/LPs/cassettes — including foreign; Ryobi leaf blower; Black & Decker weed whacker; Koss H88 Radio (like Bose); two i-pods; electronics; metal shelves; books, incl. American Heritage collectibles; and much more.


And finally...

This week is national Creative Maladjustment Week. Today being the Day of Laughter and Joyful Noise, the CMW folks challenge you to create joy in public places, transforming them. For more information on CMW visit: http://cmweek.org/joy.

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.