Tuesday, July 23

TUESDAY 7/23/13

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Update profile information for Luther Faculty-Staff Directory (hard copy version)

Preparation for the print version (hard copy) of the 2013-14 Luther College Faculty-Staff Directory has begun. Faculty and staff should review current information and make changes as needed at the following link: https://django.luther.edu/printedDirectory

To access the form, you will need to sign in with your Norse Key.

Contact Sheryl Sievert in Human Resources with questions, 387-1134.

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. Held Mondays from 12-12:45 p.m. in Hovde Lounge in the Library, attendees 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>.

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 day at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the college offers an academic fair where students and parents have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff about Luther’s academic programs. Able to spare a half hour for one or more of the sessions? Contact Amy Noel, 387-1429 <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.

Summer hours

Pool update
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

Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Desk
Thursday, July 25: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday, July 26: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday, July 27: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday, July 28: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop
Friday, July 26: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Saturday, July 27: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Friday, July 26: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturay, July 27: Closed

Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Reopen for dinner: 5-6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28:
Breakfast: 7-8 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6 p.m.

The caf will close after lunch on July 25 at 1 p.m. and reopen mid August.

Summer housing
Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28: 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Business card orders

Business cards will now be printed on campus at the Document Center. The Document Center will take orders twice a year as in the past at the beginning of the semesters. However, orders will be accepted any time when needed as well. Please fill out the form found at the following link: https://www.luther.edu/docmail/document-center/businesscards/. Contact Jeff with questions, 387-1631.

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. 


Immigration reform webinar

Campus Pastor David Vasquez will be part of a webinar on the status of immigration reform legislation.  Organized by the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services this free, nationwide webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Please RSVP here to receive instructions for joining.


Marjorie Wharton presented a paper "Francis Poulenc Created a Poetry Cycle?" on June 20 at the conference Rethinking Poulenc: Fifty Years On. The international conference took place at Keele University in Stoke-on-Trent England.

Nick Gomersall presented his paper on "Testing a Procrastination Model with Data from a Large-Scale Writing Competition" last May, at QQE-2013, a conference held in Thailand.

Jim Martin-Schramm discusses Luther's wind project in the article "Wind takes Iowa by storm," in the July 2013 edition of The Progressive. Read the article at: http://www.progressive.org/wind-takes-iowa-by-storm.


Career Services Interim Director Appointed

Luther welcomes Brenda Ranum as the Interim Director for Career Services for the 2013-14 academic year. Brenda previously worked in the Career Center in 2002-04, and since then has worked with the Iowa State University Extension Service. This past year, Brenda co-directed Luther's Nottingham program with spouse Professor David Ranum. She begins her duties Aug. 1

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.


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 Aug. 29. 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 six 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>.

For sale: Coleman twin-sized air mattress with soft top. Barely used and in great condition. Email <kimpowell> if interested. Asking $15.

For sale: Three string trimmers, $75 each; three leaf blowers, $50 each; one push mower, needs work-make an offer. Contact Steve Arneson with inquiries 387-1371.

Room for rent: I would like to rent out a room(s) in my house for $300/mo (per person) to one (or two) female(s) during the coming school year (time period flexible). The house has two bathrooms and three bedrooms and is two miles from campus. You would get your own bedroom and would have full access to the bathrooms, kitchen, living spaces, and laundry. No pets. Please contact <flater01>.

For sale: Spacious five bedroom, three and a half bath house. Nestled in the trees on 1.3 acres, this home offers privacy yet is only one mile from campus. Four decks entertain views of the beautiful Oneota Valley beyond. New roof. Extra parking for RV/boat. Call 387-0242 for more information.

For sale: 29er Marin mountain bike. Medium size frame. Muir Woods model. Well maintained and in excellent condition. An excellent beginner 29er. Rack included. Will sell for $500. Call 419-5681.

For sale: Giant brand mountain bike. Excellent condition. 26-inch wheels. Great mountain bike or around town bike. Medium to large size frame. Rack included. Will sell for $400. Call 419-5681.

Volunteers needed: The Nordic Fest lefse booth is seeking volunteers for shifts over the Nordic Fest weekend, July 25-27. Volunteers needed to cashier, flip lefse, deliver lefse, organize the booth and help keep things running smoothly. Demonstrators also needed for rolling and flipping in the demonstration window. (Demonstrators are responsible for prepping their lefse before the weekend.) No knowledge of lefse making necessary. Contact Julie Shockey if interested in either kind of volunteer shift, 387-1865 or <shocju01>.


And finally...

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

-John Wooden