Tuesday, July 30

TUESDAY 7/30/13

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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.

Summer hours

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

The Oneota Coffee Shop will be closed Aug.13 in order for staff to attend an all day training session before the start of the new school year. Complimentary coffee will be available in Oneota dining area. Thanks for understanding.

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 also accepted any time when needed. Please fill out the form at: https://www.luther.edu/docmail/document-center/businesscards/. Contact Jeff with questions, 387-1631.

Friendship Families

Luther is expecting to welcome 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. 


2013 Friends of Luther Wrestling Golf Outing

Come join Coach Dave Mitchell and members of the current Luther wrestling coaching staff and team as well as alumni and friends on Friday, Aug. 9 as we enjoy a day of golf and fun. This event serves as a fundraiser for the Luther wrestling program. All funds raised from this outing will go towards improving the Luther wrestling team via competitions and recruiting. The event is an 18 hole outing in a 4 person best shot format with a social hour afterwards. Visit https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/naa/ for more information. 


Sean Burke, associate professor of religion at Luther College, recently published "Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch: Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts," a revision of his dissertation completed under Mary Ann Tolbert at the Graduate Theological Union. The book will be released on Thursday, Aug. 1. For more information on the book, visit here.

Luther College Nordic Choir to perform at North Central ACDA Convention in March 2014

Luther College Nordic Choir will perform at the March 2014 North Central Division Convention of the American Choral Director's Association in Des Moines, Iowa. The exact date and time of the performance will be announced at a later date. 


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


To Trudy and husband Scott Barnes on the death of her father, Arland Emery, age 87 of Decorah, who passed away July 27.


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: 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.

For sale: Nintendo DS Lite (Black). Lightly used, no scratches; in perfect working condition. Comes with charger and case. Compatible with Game Boy Advance and regular DS games. Asking $60; contact Travis Huinker at <huintr01>.

For sale: 2007 Ford Taurus, V-6, four-door, new tires, with all options. 121,000 miles. No rust, very clean. Please contact Lyle Halverson, <halvly01> or 419-2897.

Wanted: Runners and walkers wanted. Register now for the United Way Family Fun Fest and 5K held Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Decorah Fish Hatchery. Kids Fun Run at 8 a.m., and timed 5K and 8K at 8:30 a.m. To learn more about this event and for a registration form, please visit the United Way website.

For sale: A well maintained Marin 29er mountain bike in very good condition. Pictures at http://masoncity.craigslist.org/bik/3963651361.html. Medium frame with extra long seat post and steel head tube making it large enough for someone 6ft 2in or small enough for someone 5ft 5in or so. It also has a very nice front fork. This is a high quality, made in America, mountain bike that is a great bike for a younger person or starter mountain bike for anyone. It has new grips, new front crank. To set up an appointment to take a look, call 419-5681.

For sale: I'm renovating landscape beds and will be removing and dividing perennials in the coming weeks. If you're interested in some reasonably-priced plants email me for a list with prices. Plants may be done blooming this year but should be fine the next. Email Janeen Christy at <chrija02> for more information.

Two-family yard sale: 607 Jefferson St., 3-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Oak table and chairs, TV stands, DVDs, strollers, infant car seats, baby clothes, king and queen bedding, lots of adult men's and women's clothes. 


And finally...

I don't know what I did in this life to deserve all of this. I'm just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream.
-Hilary Swank  (Happy birthday Hilary.)