Tuesday, Dec. 25 (on Wednesday, Dec. 26)

TUESDAY (on Wednesday) 12/26/12

The most recent version of the Tuesday is always available online at: http://www.luther.edu/tuesday/

Published for faculty and staff by the Luther College Public Information office • Copy deadline: Friday, 3 p.m., 75-word limit • Phone: (563) 387-1865 • Email: <Tuesday>

Note: All campus telephone numbers are in the 563 area code, all campus email addresses end in @luther.edu • ©2012

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Preus Library hours

Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 3: Begin J-term hours


Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28: 6-7 a.m.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union

Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 26-30: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Book Shop

Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center

Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed

Oneota Market

Wednesday, Dec. 26: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 27-28: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed


Wednesday-Tuesday, Dec. 26-Jan. 1: Closed


Wednesday-Wednesday, Dec. 26-Jan. 2: Closed

Flexible spending reimbursement checks

Flexible spending reimbursement checks for health and dependent care claims will be processed as follows over the Christmas/New Year holidays:

  • Claims received at Midwest Group Benefits by Noon on Wed. Dec. 26 will be processed on Thurs. Dec. 27.
  • Claims received at Midwest Group Benefits by Noon on Wed. Jan. 2 will be processed on Thurs. Jan. 3.

Pioneer Yearbooks on sale

Departments and offices, the 2012-13 Pioneer Yearbook is now on sale. Print books can be purchased for $35 until Dec. 24. Price increases to $40 starting Dec. 25. Go to www.jostens.com/ yearbooks to get one today. Questions? Contact the Pioneer Yearbook Staff at <pioneer>.

Employee and dependent charging on Norse Card

Employees are reminded to review their spouse and dependent’s charging information and notify Dining Services of any changes. Check the status of your Norse Card at NorseCard.luther.edu when you login with your NorseKey username and password.

Tuesday reminder

The next Tuesday will be published on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

McElroy Fellowships nominations sought

Nominations of graduating seniors intending to pursue a Ph.D. in any field are being sought for the McElroy Fellowships. The fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend over a three-year period. Luther may nominate only one candidate, but only 10 colleges may submit nominees for the two annual awards. Contact Terry Sparkes, 387-2165 or <sparkete>, for further information and application materials. Applications due Jan. 31.

J-Term chapel
J-term provides an opportunity for new patterns and some space for reflection. Join us in chapel as we explore faith through word and song on Mondays, in silent meditation on Wednesdays, and through movement on Fridays. This J-term, listen to God's call to "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).

The community is also invited to join us for our Sunday services, Holy Communion at 10 a.m., and Sunday night, student-led service, Focus, at 9:30 p.m. Join us also for Wednesday Night Eucharist at 9:30 p.m., followed by a time of fellowship and food.

Google (Norse) Docs Workshops

Beginning Spring 2013 with the new version of Katie, Norse Docs will be even more integrated with Katie. Participants will be introduced to the key features of Norse Docs in preparation for the upcoming Katie changes. If you currently use Katie and would like to know more about Norse Docs, plan to attend one of the following workshops. Please sign up at http://lis.luther.edu/learn. All workshops are in Olin 301 (Round Table Room).

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9-9:30 a.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 21, 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 1-1:30 p.m.

New Katie: Faculty Working Sessions

A new version of KATIE will be introduced for course sections beginning Spring 2013. During this "come and go as you please" working session, LIS staff will be available to answer any questions we can to help faculty build their 2103SP course sites. Please sign up at http://lis.luther.edu/learn. All working sessions are in Olin 301 (Round Table Room).

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon
  • Monday, Jan. 21, 12:30-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 31, 1:30-4 p.m.

Facilities Services

Facilities Services will adjust the temperatures in campus buildings when the college is closed over the holidays. For most buildings, the heat will be set at the unoccupied set point, which may be 60 degrees unless an event shows up on the Ad-Astra program. Anyone working during this time should notify Facilities Services, 387-1146, so appropriate temperature adjustments can be made for the area.

Loyalty Hall will have a normal schedule Dec. 31.

AASHE Membership

Interested in staying current on sustainability issues in higher education? Luther is a member of AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, As part of that membership, all Luther faculty, staff and students have access to AASHE member services, including a weekly bulletin. Visit http://www.aashe.org/ for more information.


Chapel this week

College Ministries wishes all safe travel and a joyful and blessed Christmas and New Year. Chapel will resume on Friday, Jan. 4; Sunday worship will resume Jan. 6.

Witty Wheel of Words

Are you ready to make a change and start the year off running? Or walking? And biking? Join the Wellness Team's Witty Wheel of Words program for the month of January and you could win a fantastic prize. Contact Vicky Jaeger to join the fun, <jaegervi>.

Students help Decorah residents Jan. 12, 19

Luther students will help Decorah residents with yard work, snow shoveling and household chores. The service days, God's Helping Hand, are similar to the fall and spring flings sponsored by college ministries.

The event is open to Decorah residents free of charge, but those who are elderly or handicapped will be given priority. Decorah residents can register at 387-1271 or <ministry>. Please provide a brief explanation of the work you would like completed.


Help for Thornton family

We ask for the community's prayers for Rick Thornton and his sons Travis and Ross as their home was destroyed Dec. 20 by fire. Rick works as a carpenter for Luther's Trade Services. Thankfully no one was inside the home and Rick and his sons are all doing OK. They greatly appreciate the expressions of support they have already received.

The Office for College Ministries will set up an initial fund to receive donations. Donations and expressions of support can be sent through campus mail or by mail to Office for College Ministries, Luther College, 700 College Dr., Decorah, IA 52101. (Please note, donations are not tax deductible as they are being directed at an individual.) Checks can be made out to Luther College with "Thornton" in the memo line. Funds will be handled through the Luther College Student Congregation.


Maryna Bazylevych received the 2012 Society for Medical Anthropology's Steven Polgar paper prize for the best publication in Medical Anthropology Quarterly in 2011. 2011 "Vaccination Campaigns in Post-Socialist Ukraine. When Body Politic and Citizens' Bodies Intersect," Medical Anthropology Quarterly 25(4):436-456.


For rent: Six-bedroom house for rent near Luther available Jan. 1, $1,200 month with heat, water, lawn care, snow removal included. We are looking to find renters to take over our lease which ends in May; option to continue renting with new lease, or move out once lease is up in May. Phone (563) 379-0733.

For sale: Old XL red/white/grey Norwegian sweater in great condition, asking $220 or best offer. If interested or want to see a picture email <swenki03>. I will be leaving 12/12, back on campus 1/30.

For sale: Solid oak round table with two leaves and four chairs. Also maple hutch. Contact <tackde01> or (641) 220-4562.

Wanted: Small dog kennel and small keyboard in good condition. Contact [email protected] or 382-6022 or 380-3378.

Lost: A silver-tone ring with a large red stone in the upstairs women's bathroom in the Union. If found, please contact Marty at 387-1289 or <bergmart>.

For sale: Promedia 2.1 personal computer audio system, $50. Excellent condition. Electronic photo frame, $20; Taylor scale with multiple functions, $10; Surfboard cable modem, $20. Contact <bazyma01>.

Help wanted: Bluff Country Artists Gallery in Spring Grove, Minn. is seeking part time retail staff-Saturdays only. We need someone who is energetic, art loving, and has basic computing skills. Position available immediately. Submit letter of interest and resume to <bjerkr01>.

Free: Two unopened HP inkjet cartridges (94 black; 97 tri-color). If the $60 savings is worth something to you, you can donate something to a local charity. Contact Mark Z. Muggli <mugglimz> or 382-9863.


And finally…

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.

-Andy Rooney