Tuesday, Jan. 6

TUESDAY 1/6/15

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January staff meetings

Come learn about one of Luther's most popular academic majors. The January staff meeting will feature a presentation by Wendy Stevens on "100 Years of Biology at Luther College." The meeting will be offered at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 and 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. Both meeting options take place in Peace Dining Room.

Open studio day Jan. 8: get your portraits, passport photos, etc.

A quick reminder that this Thursday is open studio day in the visual media office. The visual media office now provides open portrait studio hours once a month for faculty, staff and students. Come to suite 213 in the Union from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month for any portrait needs.

Library J-term hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-11 p.m.

Wellness announcements

Tone Zone class resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 6. This half hour toning class runs from 11:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Broomball league

Broomball league for staff and students will begin as soon as the ice is strong. Play will be over the noon hour on Mondays and Wednesdays. Play will begin as soon as we have enough teams to begin. Email Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>, to sign up a team of six. If unable to find a team, let Vicky know, and she will try to find a team for you.

Luther Community Song Circle with Liz Rog during J-term

Community Song Circle will take place each Thursday during J-term at 10:30 a.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. The community is invited to join in singing for the healing of the world and renewal of spirit. Open to all members of the Luther community and all voices are welcome. This is an audition-free zone.

'Soup's On!' cooks needed Jan. 22

We are looking for volunteers to prepare and bring a soup for donation for the upcoming "Soup's On!" event, Thursday, Jan. 22. Cooks are encouraged to stay and enjoy the soup from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Please contact the Diversity Center if you are interested, <dyerja01>.

Resident Assistant nominations due Jan. 23

Do you know a student with leadership qualities who stands out among their peers? Residence Life is beginning the Resident Assistant selection process for 2015-16 and would appreciate names of caring and responsible students who are engaged in the Luther community. Please fill out this short form by Friday, Jan. 23, so that Residence Life can contact them and encourage them to apply. Contact <reslife> with questions.

Fall 2014 course evaluation reports available week of Jan. 5

LIS staff is currently processing course evaluation reports from Fall 2014 courses. Once reports are completed, an update will be posted here on the LIS blog and also on the "Latest News" forum on the KATIE homepage.


Home sporting events this week

Jan. 10: Men's and Women's Swim/Dive: Luther Invitational, 10 a.m.

See the Norse Athletics webpage for the complete schedule of all competitions, live-streaming, results, rosters and more.

Chapel schedule

J-term chapel invitation: Drawing on the community patterns of J-term, College Ministries invites people into community daily during J-term at 10:30 a.m.

Mondays and Wednesdays will involve music and preaching; Tuesdays gather for Table Talk in Marty's, an informal conversation with the campus pastors; Thursdays gather for community singing with Liz Rog in the CRH; and Fridays walk the Prayer Labyrinth in the CRH.

Wednesday, Jan. 7: Greg Lonning, in CRH
Monday, Jan. 12: Mike Blair, Dorian Vocal Chapel in CFL Main Hall

See the College Ministries webpage for the full chapel schedule, along with information on Sunday worship, Holden Evening Prayer and other worship opportunities.

Softball clinics in January

The softball team and coaching staff will host clinics on Sundays in January: Jan. 11, grades 7-12; Jan. 18, pitching, grades 4-12; and Jan. 25, grades 1-6. All brochures can be found online to download. Contact Coach Renae Hartl, <hartre01>, with any questions.

'Recovery Tour' Jan. 23

The community is invited to "Recovery Tour" with Mike and Sue Blair, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 in the CFL Recital Hall. Inspired by Sue's journey of complete remission from Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2012-13, "Recovery Tour" will offer stories and songs of faith, laughter and healing that invite reflections on recovery as a universal theme.  Sponsored by College Ministries and open to the public with no charge for admission.

Retirement planning seminar Jan. 28

Diane Tacke will lead a retirement planning seminar from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Olin Round Table Room. The session is limited to 20 people. To sign up, contact Vickie Harper-Halverson, <harpvi01>, or 387-1507. This session is for those 45 years old and above. Spouses are welcome. In March, Diane will present a planning session for those under age 45.


Celebrations this week

Jan. 7: Kristin Bjerke
Jan. 8: Kari Gronningsaeter, Guy Nave, Amy Engelsdorfer
Jan. 9: Chuck Christianson, Lori Stanley, Michael Van Ryn
Jan. 10: Jill Frana, Spencer Martin, Michelle Einck
Jan. 12: Khiam Sayasenh
Jan. 13: Michael Anderson

Jan 4: Chelle Meyer (25 years)


To Alan Lerstrom and family on the death of his mother, Pollyana Lerstrom, of Decorah, who passed away on Dec. 26. Services were held Friday, Jan.2 at First United Methodist Church in Decorah. The obituary can be viewed online.

To Werner Nitschke and his family on the death of Werner's wife, Diane. Diane's memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. at Fjelstul Funeral home with a visitation hour beginning at 1 p.m. Diane's obituary is posted online.

To Jay McGrew and family on the death of Kay McGrew who passed away on Dec. 28. Her memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Tuesday, one hour before the service, also at First United Methodist Church. Kay's obituary is posted online.


For sale: Like new Mountain Smith Borealis camera backpack. Holds an SLR camera with lenses and accessories. Also has a sleeve for a 15" laptop computer. Sells new for $102. Will sell for $60. Call Kent, 419-5681.

For rent: Newer raised ranch with walkout lower level, one block from campus. Five bedrooms, two full baths, two living rooms, stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer and off street parking. Available for the 2015-2016 school year. Contact Karen, <kernka01>, or 380-0612.

For sale: Nintendo DS games: Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, Battles Ninjago, Plants vs. Zombies, Fossil Fighters, Beyblade: Metal Fusion, Sonic: Colors. Asking $7 each, all have cases and instruction booklets. Also Sally's Salon, Lego Battles, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem, only $5 each (no cases/instructions). All games are rated E for everyone, except Plants vs. Zombies which is rated E10+ for everyone 10 and up. Take all nine games for $50... like getting nine games for less than the price of two! Contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865.

For sale: IKEA POÄNG chair and footstool. Birch frame with beige suede cushions. Asking $50. Contact Tabita, <greeta02>.


And finally...

Saturday, Jan. 10 is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day. Here are a few tips for cutting energy costs on a daily basis:

  1. Turn off lights in rooms not occupied, or consider installing motion detector lights both inside and outside.
  2. Use compact fluorescent bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs in lamps.
  3. Make sure the damper on the fireplace is closed when not in use.
  4. Choose Energy-Star labeled products.
  5. Use plastic wrap on windows during the winter months to keep heat in and cold out.