Tuesday, June 25

TUESDAY 6/25/13

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Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Desk

Thursday, July 4: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Book Shop

Thursday, July 4: Closed

Mail Center/SPO

Thursday, July 4: Closed

Marty's Cafe

Closed for the summer.

Oneota Market

Thursday, July 4: Closed


Thursday, July 4: Closed

Copies of 'The Space Between Us' available

Copies of the Paideia summer reading for the Fall 2013 incoming class "The Space Between Us" by Thrity Umrigar are still available. These copies are free of charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who are not already receiving the book as part of their work with first-year students. Please join in our conversation with the first-year class.

Food Education Events

In conjunction with their CSA-reimbursement program, the Sustainability office is offering Food Education events throughout the summer, which include a variety of cooking classes, book discussions, tours and local farm workdays.  Now that CSA shareholders have signed up, registration is open to the rest of the Luther community. Sign up online now. Contact Maren Stumme-Diers with any questions.

Luther College receives Environmental Excellence award

Luther College is one of 21 Iowa organizations and businesses selected to receive an Environmental Excellence award from Gov. Terry E. Branstad. The award will be presented Thursday, June 27, in Des Moines, Iowa.

The college was awarded Special Recognition in Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy for its work in the field of solar energy.

The awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa.

College Resource Council membership

The 2013-14 membership of the College Resource Council and years of appointment include:

Kim Powell, 3
Richard Bernatz, 2
Lise Kildegard, 1

Ann Sponberg-Peterson, 3
Paul Mattson, 2
David Vasquez, 1

Faculty Interests Committee Representative
James Perez, 1

Permanent CRC members
Dean of the College: Kevin Kraus
Chief Financial Officer: Diane Tacke
President: David Tiede

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.

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>.

Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Requests Suspended July 3-9

Due to vacation, all interlibrary loan borrowing requests will be suspended July 3-9. Any requests submitted by Luther patrons by July 1 will be processed, and all interlibrary loan materials that arrive at the library July 3-9 will be processed and patrons notified as usual. Contact Kathy Buzza, 387-1726, with any questions or concerns.


Luther College Center Stage Series

Luther College Center Stage Series will offer rich entertainment experiences via 10 professional arts performances on the Center for Faith and Life stage during the 2013-14 season, Sept. 14-April 4. Tickets for Center Stage Series events may be purchased as a subscription package now through Aug. 23 at the Luther College Box Office or online at: http://www.luther.edu/programming/centerstage/seasonticket/.

Lunch break wind turbine tours

A thirty-minute wind turbine tours will be offered Thursday, June 27. Meet Jay Uthoff at noon in front of the Union. If time permits Jay will also stop at the solar array. To reserve a place in the van, send an email to <kms> or call the President's Office, 387-1001.

Luther College hosts Iowa Prairie Conference July 18-20

Luther College will host the 14th Iowa Prairie Conference with the theme "Prairies on the Edge" July 18-20. This is the first time the conference, which moves to different sites in Iowa, will be held in northeast Iowa. The conference is open to anyone interested in prairies and is attended by a broad mix of prairie enthusiasts, educators, students, researchers and land managers. For more information go to https://www.luther.edu/iowaprairieconference/.


Jayme Nelson presented "Connecting Students in Innovative Ways: Working Together in Virtual Reality" with alumni Bridget Rouse '13, on June 13 at the International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference in Las Vegas.



To the family of William "Bill" Menees, age 83, who died June 16 at the Cresco Care Center in Cresco, Iowa.  Bill was the Physical Plant Director at Luther and retired in 2001. 

Position opening

Full-time payroll specialist: Primary responsibilities include processing bi-weekly and monthly payroll, maintaining data to create necessary payroll deductions, making payroll related payments such as FICA and federal and state tax withholding, preparing and distributing payroll reports such as W-2 and 1042-S forms, and other duties as assigned. Candidates with one to three years of payroll experience desired. Qualifications include: high school diploma with post-high school education preferred; knowledge of relevant IRS and other regulatory agency payroll regulations, strong verbal and written communication skills, superior organization skills, the ability to perform error free work within time restraints, experience with Microsoft Office software, and the ability to learn software specific to the position and ability to interact respectfully with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Send resume to Office of Human Resources.


For sale: Rough sawn cedar siding (over 1,000 board feet). Primed and stained in great condition. Great deal for small or large projects.  1x12 new price $3.10/foot, sell for $1.25/foot, 1x3 new price 55 cents/ft. sell for 20 cents/foot. Contact Keith, 380-7453 or <chriskei>.

Wanted: Looking for a clarinet for an aspiring fifth grade band student. Contact Kim, 419-8357 or [email protected].

Youth wanted: Decorah Public Library will host, “Dig Into Archaeology!” with Lilly Jensen, Education and Outreach Coordinator with the Winneshiek County Conservation Board. The event will take place Wednesday, July 3 at 3:30-4:15 p.m. in the covered parking lot of the library. Kids will be able to enjoy a mock archaeological dig as they search for artifacts and fossils at this come-and-go event. Discover and learn about the people and cultures of Iowa’s past. Learn about how this generation fits into Iowa’s history and how to solve mysteries from the past. Younger children will need an adult helper.

For rent: Two-bedroom house, one half mile from Luther campus. One and a half baths. Property adjoins 30-acre city park and is in city limits. Includes new kitchen stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer and high-efficiency gas furnace. Attached one-car garage. Available July 1, 2013 for renewable one-year lease. Asking $750/month or best offer. Phone Karl Knudson at 382-3888 (day) or 382-8025 (evening).

Wanted: Blender for student on campus for the summer.  Do you have one that you'd like to pass on free to a good home? Contact Thando May at 203-2119.

For rent: Efficiency apartment with newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom at 408 Day St. in Decorah.  $200/month plus shared utility costs. Available Aug. 1. Call 562-3851.

For sale: Vintage 1969 Forester Travel trailer $3,500; Used Yamaha 2320 student trumpet with case, oil, and music stand $200; Ibanez left handed guitar PF5L $100; 7ft flower pattern couch $75; Entertainment center with glass door $40; Like new Arrow electric brad nailer $40; and 3 new already sharpened Murray blades #424458 for 42' mower $25. Contact Michael at <bartmi03> or (319)230-0077 for photos or to look at an item.

Ride needed: I am looking for a ride from Decorah to Iowa City on Sunday, June 30 departing in the afternoon or early morning on July 1. Thank you for helping me. Contact Rudie Pavlova Desravines at <desrru01> or 387-7911.

Garage sale: 103 Randall Drive (behind KDEC). Saturday, June 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. New generator; new shoes from former Bergstrom Shoes sizes infant to adult; cash register and office supplies; men's sweaters and sport coats size L-XL; metal shelving; books and many household items.


And finally...

"Weather is a great metaphor for life–sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella."

-Pepper Giardino