Tuesday, July 16

TUESDAY 7/16/13

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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 .

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 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.

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>.

LIS upgrade to Storage Area Network

On Saturday, July 20, LIS will be performing an upgrade to our Storage Area Network. During the upgrade, many services such as KATIE, Reason, Citrix, printing to network printers and access to network files (e.g. admin1/academic) will be unavailable. Internet access, the campus network, Datatel, Norse Apps and the ability to log into workstations will remain operational. More information and updates will be posted to the LIS blog as available.

Renovation Update

Hats off and platefuls of thanks from the Cabinet to the Norse Culinary Team for managing a full complement of summer visitors on top of an extensive renovation of the cafeteria servery and the C-Store/Marty's area. Sodexo is investing $1.5 million in the renovation project, due to be completed in late August.  

Iowa Private College Week, Aug. 5-9

Luther College will again participate in Iowa’s annual Private College Week which is scheduled for Monday-Friday, Aug. 5-9. Morning and afternoon sessions take place each day.

Each morning at 11 and each afternoon at 1:30, we will offer an academic fair during which students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff about Luther’s academic programs. If you are able to spare a half hour for one or more of the sessions, please call Amy Noel at 387-1429 or email her at <noelamy>. Amy and Kevin Kraus will coordinate coverage so that we have representation from as many departments as possible at each of the 10 breaks.

Flexible spending account reimbursement checks

Flexible spending account reimbursement checks will not be processed the week of July 24 due to a system update at Midwest Group Benefits. Normal check processing will resume on Wednesday, July 31.

Pool hours update

Thursday, July 18: 5:30-7:30 p.m. lap swim

Friday, July 19: 6-7:30 a.m. lap swim only; closed for the rest of the day to prepare for the NEIS Conference Championships

Monday, July 22: 6-7:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m. lap swim

Tuesday, July 23: 6-7:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. lap swim

Wednesday, July 24: 6-7:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. , 5:30-7:30 p.m. lap swim

Thursday, July 25: 6-7:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. lap swim

Friday, July 26: 6-7:30 a.m., noon-1:30 p.m. lap swim


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 boys and girls ages 4-7. The purpose of the camp is to introduce minicampers 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. 


Employee Transfer

Tracy Elsbernd began her position as Administrative Assistant in the Nursing Department on July 15. Her office is Valders 243, telephone 387-1057.

Position opening

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. 


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 are 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]

Wanted: Two Luther students, one male age 24 and one female age 26, are in search of a living situation near campus (as we are not allowed to live on campus) that will also allow a handsome nonshedding cat. We would like to move in a few days before classes begin on August 29th. We have both been living independently for some time and consider ourselves obsessively tidy. Email Jade Nustvold at <nustja01> or call (715) 554-2619.

Help Needed:  We have an antique oak china cabinet, with five shelves, that needs to be refinished. A few of the shelves and the bottom of the cabinet may need to be stripped first. We will deliver to you. Please contact <weisma02> if interested.

For sale: Moving and looking to sell 7.2 Onkyo TX-NR515 Home Theater Receiver with 5.1 Onkyo Speakers. Contact Charles Banta, <banta>.

For sale: 2001 Silver Hyundai Tiburon. Been a great car the past 6 years I've owned. 150,000 miles, 30mpg, automatic, leather moon roof. Always had regular cleaning and oil changes. Looking for $2,500 based off Kelly Blue Book value for "Good" condition. Contact Charles Banta, <banta>.

For sale: Two tickets to the band The Killers at Roy Wilkens Auditorium in St. Paul, Minn., on August 1. Price is $165 for the pair. Please email <donlanre> or call 387-1767 if interested.

Wanted: Grandpa seeking to rent or borrow a current car seat for 2 1/2 year old grandson for use in Decorah July 18-28. Please contact Dennis Magnuson 382-4423 or 419-5468 or email <magnusde>.


And finally...

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

-John Wooden