Tuesday, Aug. 6

TUESDAY 8/6/13

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Summer hours

The cafeteria is closed until 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.

Service of Dedication

Faculty and staff, spouses and guests are invited to attend the annual Service of Dedication Thursday, Aug. 29, at 3:30 p.m. President David Tiede will deliver his State of the College address and new faculty and staff will be introduced. Offices are allowed to close for the dedication service so that as many employees as possible can attend. A reception will follow.

Individual counseling sessions available

TIAA-CREF announces individual counseling sessions from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 28-29, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 30. Space is limited. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 or call (866)843-5640, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held at the Career Center, second floor, Dahl Centennial Union.

Hazardous waste pick-up

Do you have college generated waste of which you would like to dispose? In the near future, Facilities will be scheduling a pick up of campus hazardous waste. If you have materials that you would like to have included in this pick-up, please send an email to: <brickmga> and include the name of the substance, quantity and current location. 

Free yoga for faculty and staff - ends Aug. 19

Learn the basics of gentle yoga during this free 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>. This summer yoga class ends Aug. 19.

Study carrels available

Single-person library study carrels/study desks available to a good home on campus. Solid wood construction. Each has a shelf above the desk area. 50" tall, 24" deep, 36" wide; desktop height 28 1/2". Matching wood chairs also available. 25 slated for disposition; how many could your department/classroom/lab use? Free if you contact <atwelled> within the next week. Come by the library to take a look. Currently located on the lower floor.

Preus library wants to know what you're reading this summer

The library is putting together a social media campaign (including a video) featuring members of the Luther community reading. To participate, share a photo of yourself and your summer read on the Preus Library Facebook page or by emailing librarian Jennifer Rian <rianje01>. Participants are invited to join us outside the library on Wednesday, Aug. 7 for celebratory rootbeer floats in “Preus Certified” mugs from 3-4 p.m. For more information see www.facebook.com/PreusLibrary.

New LIS websites

LIS has a new look. As of this week, Library and Information Services are using the Reason content management system to power its websites. Take a look at the new LIS http://www.luther.edu/lis/, Library http://www.luther.edu/library/, Technology Help Desk http://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/, and Archives http://www.luther.edu/archives/ websites. Old bookmarks will work, faculty and staff are encouraged to bookmark these new URLs. Feedback is welcome. Email <webcontent>.

Updated KATIE

Luther College has upgraded its version of Moodle (KATIE). This upgrade introduces a new "responsive theme". A responsive theme enables KATIE to be useful on whatever size device a user has, iPad or other tablet and even any smart phone. By its nature the new theme presents KATIE quite differently.  To access a screencast showcasing some of the new features click: http://screencast.com/t/B7yrWPkFgV7e. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk with questions at 387-1000, <help> or enter your request online at http://help.luther.edu.

Parking restrictions this week

In order to accommodate the large number of guests expected at Luther for Iowa Private Colleges Week some of parking areas near Valders will be reserved for visitors the week of Aug. 5-9. The areas reserved for visitors are the lot on the north side of Valders, the lot south of Ylvisaker, and the roadway leading past Sampson Hoffland to the main entrance. Faculty and staff who typically park in these areas are asked to park behind the library or any other lot not designated for visitors. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


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 four person best shot format with a social hour afterwards. Visit https://www.luther.edu/alumni/events/naa/ for more information. 


Xiao Hu and Du Huang presented a chamber music concert at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music in China. Besides their piano duo selections, the program included chamber music repertoire that featuring piano and string colleagues from that institution in collaboration with Xiao and Du. Du Huang also performed and taught as a member of the piano faculty at the 2013 Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany. 



To Bob Erickson on the death of his brother, Lt. John Erickson, age 61, who passed away on July 16.

To Arleen Orvis and husband David on the death of David's father Charles Orvis, age 74, of Lawler on July 30.

To the family of former Professor Michel Thelia who we learned died a few weeks ago. Thelia taught French at Luther from 1989-99.

New employees, transfers

Melanie Malila began her position as Custodian on July 29. Her offices are in Dieseth, 387-1381, and Olin, 387-1718.

Stratis Giannakouros started his position as Assistant Director of Center for Sustainable Communities on July 22. His office is Valders 372E, telephone 387-1809.

Candice Burke started her position as a Volleyball Coaching Intern on Aug. 1.  Her office is Regents Center 14C and her phone number is 387-1491.

Erin Zidlicky transferred her position as help desk specialist in LIS on July 10. Her office is Preus Library 216, telephone 387-1955.


Wanted: Looking for temporary childcare for my two children ages one and four ending Aug. 19. Experience preferred. Please call (515)494-5135.

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. Contact Lyle Halverson at <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, bike that is great for a younger person or as a starter mountain bike for anyone. It has new grips, new front crank. 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.

Wanted: Looking for reliable, engaging daycare for two sweet, fun boys, ages 2 and 5, in my home on Fridays all semester or all school year. Competitive wages. Contact Karen, 419-2926.

Wanted: We are looking for a part-time babysitter for at least the fall semester for our daughter, 3 months old. Monday through Thursday, approximately 25 hours per week. If interested, please contact Gwen Strand at 387-7763 or <strandgu>.

Wanted: I'm a student looking for a ride to Minneapolis on Friday, Aug. 9 because I have an early flight on Saturday. Please contact Claudia Calderon at (515)779-3868 or <caldcl01>.

Wanted: Right brain guitarist. Have good command of chord forms (+jazz) and scale modes. Weak on theory and want help with song construction. I am open to terms of lessons. Contact Craig Peterson at 419-0373.

For sale: 2001 Chevy Malibu and a 2006 Chevy Impala. Both cars can be seen at the Facilities parking lot. The minimum bid for the Malibu is $3900. The minimum bid for the Impala is $4500. Bids should be emailed to Chris Johnson at <johnch07> by 1 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2013. Please state which car you are bidding on and the amount of your bid.

For rent: Two bedroom home for rent. Main level master with private bath and walk-in closet. Large family room with fireplace, main level laundry and central air. Next to Nordheim Park. 107 Parkview. $750 month. Email [email protected] for a rental application.


And finally...

This week is national "Exercise with your Child Week." Here are a few tips to get moving!

  • Limit TV time and keep the TV out of a child’s bedroom.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Walk around the block after a meal.
  • Make a new house rule: no sitting still during television commercials.
  • Find time to spend together doing a fun activity: family park day, swim day or bike day.
  • Issue a family challenge to see who can be the first to achieve a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award by committing to physical activity five days a week, for six weeks. Adults and children can both receive the award!
  • Be sure that children get the sleep they need. Most children under age five need to sleep for 11 hours or more per day, children age five to 10 need 10 hours of sleep or more per day, and children over age 10 need at least nine hours per day.

For more ideas on getting moving with the family, go to: http://www.letsmove.gov/active-families