Tuesday, June 2

TUESDAY 6/2/15

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Emeriti status announced

Congratulations to the following faculty members granted emeritus/emerita status: Mary Lewis, Tex Sordahl, Carolyn Mottley, Chuck Christianson, Odette Bruneau, Nick Preus, John Goodin, Steve Hubbard, Ruth Caldwell, Marjorie Wharton, Jim Griesheimer, Donna Kubesh and Joe Thompson.


Aloha Staff Day

Get out those Hawaiian shirts! Staff Day—a Luther Luau—is next Tuesday, June 9, beginning with lunch at 12:15 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. Those who have not yet registered can do so beginning at 11:45 a.m. in the lobby outside of the Admissions Welcome Center.

Roof work continues at Preus Library

Roof work began Tuesday, May 26, at Preus Library. Please honor the barricades that are set up in and around the library and parking lot to protect you, your car and the workers involved. The front door of the library remains open throughout the work, though the approach to the front door may vary.

Luther farm stand

Stop by Oneota Market starting this Wednesday to purchase fresh vegetables from Luther's farm. We're celebrating our first season using the newly constructed high tunnel by offering fresh produce at discounted prices to students and staff. This week's selection will include kale, collard greens, multi-colored radishes and a variety of mixed salad greens.

Center Stage Series subscription packages on sale

Satisfy a yearning for travel and adventure from the comfort of the Luther College Center for Faith and Life through the 2015-16 Center Stage Series, Sept. 18-April 7. Come explore a series of 10 unique and creative experiences designed to engage and nurture curiosity about the world. Tickets for Center Stage Series events may be purchased as a subscription package through Aug. 28. Center Stage Series subscribers can build an individualized entertainment season by choosing tickets to a full range of radiant performances.

Let us host your event

Luther's campus is an attractive and affordable venue for a variety of events, including:

  • Academic and industry conferences
  • Corporate meetings and retreats
  • Workshops and training events
  • Youth and family camps
  • Family reunions
  • Wedding receptions
  • Graduation, birthday, anniversary and retirement celebrations

We provide all-inclusive packages for summer events, including meeting space, residential housing, dining options, planning services, and beautiful areas for outdoor recreation, including sand volleyball and our challenge course. Contact us to book your event, or for more details find us on the web.

Summer hours

Friday, June 5: Reopening at 7 a.m.

Closed for the summer

Nordic Brew, C-Store and Grab 'N Go
Closed for the summer

New alumni magazine online

The spring issue of the Luther Alumni Magazine is now available online, with stories that celebrate retiring and newly tenured faculty, an alumna's award-winning conservation efforts in Panama, a Detroit pastor who is saving a Lutheran church by opening it to other faiths, students' gorgeous study away photos, and much more. The printed issues are in the mail.

Music Department releases new 'Handel's "Messiah"' CD

The Luther College Music Department is proud to present the newest recording of Handel's "Messiah." The album is compiled from live recordings of the performances at the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall at Luther College on March 27, and Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 29. The physical and digital format of the album are available online at https://www.luther.edu/music/messiah/ or at the Luther College Book Shop for $25.

Seeking staff nominations for Diversity Council

Non-exempt staff are invited to nominate a colleague to serve a three-year term on Luther's Diversity Council, replacing Bridget Christopher. Nominations should be sent to Marcia Bullerman, <bullerma>, by June 10. The three persons who receive the most nominations will be forwarded to President Carlson and she will make the appointment.

OFS closes out end of year

The college's fiscal year ended May 31. The Office for Financial Services reminds all faculty and staff that supplies, materials, etc., must have been received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 14-15 budget.

Additionally, all outstanding travel expense reports, credit card reports, original invoices-no faxed copies, supporting purchase orders/purchase permits, or account adjustments should be sent to OFS by June 12 to be included in FY 14-15 budget. Items for deposit that were in Luther's possession by May 31 should be brought to OFS immediately. Call with questions and as always, thank you for helping OFS close the year in a timely manner.

Making the most of new features in KATIE

New KATIE features are coming in August 2015. Want to know more about making the most of these new features for classes? Here is that chance! KATIE Summer Faculty Workshops are scheduled for June 9 and 16, and Aug. 20. For details and to sign up, visit https://www.luther.edu/lis/events/.



Chapel will resume when the fall class schedule begins.

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

2015 Driftless Safari

Materials for the 2015 Driftless Safari program are available at all county public libraries. This free, long-term scavenger hunt is open to everyone that loves to explore and wants to visit some amazing places in Winneshiek County. For more information, visit www.driftless-safari.org or call 534-7145. This event is sponsored in part by the Center for Sustainable Communities.

Reminder: NAA Golf Tournament—Decorah

Monday, June 8, join fellow alumni, parents and friends of Luther College at the Oneota Golf and Country Club. The tournament is a four-person, best shot. Schedule for the day is: 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. shotgun start, 4 p.m. reception and 5 p.m. dinner. Register online: www.luther.edu/alumni/events/naa/decorah/registration/.

Presto pesto

Bring the taste of Italy into your kitchen and feel confident in your preparation. The simple equation behind pesto is greens+olive oil+nuts=pesto. The variations and combinations from this starting point are seemingly endless. Explore techniques to incorporate almonds, walnuts, tomatoes and more into pesto–not to mention the many uses of pesto when it is complete. Class held noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, in Valders 379. Faculty, staff and students are welcome. Registration is required.

Preview Day June 19

Luther College will host a Preview Day for rising high school juniors and seniors Friday, June 19, giving students the opportunity to see the quality of life on campus, discover the academic excellence of Luther students, and explore everything else Luther has to offer. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. To register for the June 19 Luther College Preview Day go to www.luther.edu/admissions/visit.


Celebrations this week


June 2: Andrea Beckendorf, Lindy Moeller
June 3: Doug Tieskoetter
June 4: Rose Landa, Janet Monroe, Aaron Steffens
June 5: Gary Moss, Marsha Nierling, Jean Ryan, Robert Vrtis
June 6: Paula Carlson, Min Yu
June 7: Kendall Thompson


To the family of Nanda Naidu, former Luther student, on her recent death. She was living in India at the time of her death. Naidu attended Luther from Feb 2013-May 2014; her brother Madesh Chennappa is a 2012 Luther graduate. More information at: http://uwcrcn.no/nanda-naidu/.

To Julie Strom-Hendrickson and family on the May 28 death of her father-in-law Kermit Hendrickson of Decorah. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. and visitation begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at First Lutheran Church, Decorah. Full obituary.

To Kate Haller and family on the May 30 death of Kate's brother Luke Haller, 24, of Waterloo. Visitation with the family will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Schluter-Balik Funeral Home, Decorah. Full obituary.

Thank you

"Sometimes it takes a mountain, sometimes a troubled sea;
Sometimes it takes a desert, to get a hold of me.
Your love is so much stronger than whatever troubles me,
Sometimes it takes a mountain, to trust you and believe."

These words have served us well in the past few weeks as we have endured a "bump in the road," that is, coping with Ellen's thyroid cancer diagnosis, surgery and recovery. We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to Luther friends who have offered kind words, thoughts, positive energy and prayers. Thank you, faculty, for the beautiful bouquet of flowers! Also, Bob Harri, we appreciate your accommodating Erik's work schedule in such a way that I was able to have him with me during Rochester appointments. The support that others have offered makes this journey much less difficult, even though Erik is a very good driver! Thank you all and God speed!

-Ellen Drewes-Stoen and Erik Stoen

Job openings

Housing assignments coordinator: Full-time housing assignments coordinator serves as the office manager for the Residence Life Office and works cooperatively with the director of Residence Life. The coordinator interacts extensively with a wide range of constituencies. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills, three to five years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people. Previous experience in a detailed-oriented, complex, highly public and sometimes challenging work environment is preferred. Experience using Word and Excel programs is required.

Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. For full posting and application information on all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Charlie Leonard, executive and artistic director at Blue Water Theatre, was named the recipient of the 2015 Luther College Young Alumni Award for his work with students who otherwise wouldn't receive opportunities to pursue the arts. The Young Alumni Award recognizes Luther alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years and rendered notable service to their profession and society in their vocation or avocation.

Through the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, ASIANetwork has awarded Luther College a $40,000 grant to support the hiring of Yang Wang, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Asian art history. This one-year fellowship will be co-hosted by Luther's Visual and Performing Arts department and the Asian Studies program. "Thanks to this grant, we were able to hire a dynamic young Ph.D. and can start moving toward diversifying our course offerings in art history. We're so excited that we will be able to offer more classes from a non-western world perspective that is entirely in line with our global focus as a college," said Kate Elliott, Luther assistant professor of art history.

Anna Burke '15, of Postville, Iowa, earned the Frank G. Brooks Award for Excellence in Student Research presented by the North Central District of the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society. Burke, the daughter of Rita and Lowell Lyngaas of Postville and Scott Burke of Elgin, Iowa, is majoring in biology at Luther. She is a 2011 graduate of Valley Community High School.

Six Luther College students have each received a $1,000 Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. Recipients include Makeda Barkley, Samantha Ea, MaiTeng Moua, Frederick Scaife, Pedro Lopez Vega and Christian Wieseler. The Steven Mark Anderson Scholarship benefits Luther College students involved in Student Support Services. The Luther SSS Program provides services ranging from advising and tutoring to leadership development and graduate school preparation for more than 175 students annually.


Home for sale: Home at 308 Fifth Avenue built in 1920, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, 1,581 square feet and two-stall detached garage. For more information contact Cappierre Dellarai, (612) 791-9889.

For sale: Oak dining-room set. Round oak pedestal table with two leaves and four chairs. Asking $100 OBO. Also, very used but very comfortable blue recliner asking $20. If interested and would like pictures call Shawn, 380-4401.

Housing wanted: Looking for a room to rent from June 18-22 for my sister. Area hotels are booked. She's a fantastic house guest, and she'll be visiting us during the day, so she'll only be at your house to sleep. If interested, please contact Jennifer, <jennifer.self> or 382-4552.

For sale: Barbie bicycle for sale, 16-inch. Text Eric, (574) 850-6351, for picture. In good condition. $100 new, asking $35.

For sale: Four/five bedroom home in desirable location near college. Custom, premier quality and ready for family and friends to enjoy. All appointments and amenities. Plenty of storage space as well. Beautiful setting in the trees offering privacy and delightful views of the Oneota Valley. Call for more information, 387-0242.

For sale: Whirlpool Estate electric dryer; white, barely used. Comes with four-inch flex venting with clamps and new hook up cord; manual included. Asking $90 or best offer. Contact Dennis, <magnusde> or 382-4423.

Golf clubs for sale: Amazing deal on complete men's right-handed golf package: driver, Cobra S2, retail $100.99; three wood, Callaway Big Bertha, retail $111.98; rescue club, TaylorMade Rescue Mid Hybrid, retail $179.99; irons, Callaway Steelhead X-14, four iron-PW, retail $875; sand wedge, Titleist Vokey 56 degree, retail $129; bag, Sun Mountain Sync Cart Bag, retail $219.99; pushcart, Sun Mountain Speed Cart V1, retail $209.99. All items are in gently used condition. Selling the complete package for $500 OBO. Will add Dunlop putter for free. Contact Matt, (319) 230-5693.

Wanted: Coaching Authorization course book. Taking the Coaching Authorization course at NICC this summer and am looking for the course book "Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries." Would love to borrow, willing to purchase. Contact Kathryn, [email protected].

Housing wanted: Luther visiting professor seeking one year rental of house or apartment. Non-smoker, no pets, looking for a quiet place to live. Contact Stephanie, [email protected].

For sale: Toddler's/child's bed—not a crib, white, metal; mattress in very good condition. Has been taken apart for easy moving. $25. Contact Dennis, 382-4423 (leave message) or 382-8885 (early evening).

Wanted: New visiting assistant professor seeking to rent 1-2 bedroom apartment/room in house, preferably non-basement, near campus or downtown for 2015-16 academic year. Non-smoking. I have a small—15 pound—adult dog. She is house-trained, crate-trained, and well behaved. I can provide a photo on request. Willing to pay a non-refundable pet deposit or monthly pet fee. Prefer August lease start; July possible for the right place. Please contact Alyssa, [email protected] or (954) 401-0790.

Wanted: Occasional dog sitter needed for 1-3 hour blocks during the work day. Friendly but anxious dog cannot be left home alone yet. Contact Eric, <baacer01> or 382-4085.

Wanted: Roommate. Hi there, I'll be a postdoc at Luther for the upcoming academic year. I found a terrific two-bedroom apartment close to campus and downtown. I'm seeking a roommate, preferably female, to share this place. The rent would be $330/person. Off-street parking; heat and water included. The landlords have requested no pets and non-smokers. Contact Yang Wang, [email protected] or (573) 356-1666.


And finally...

Tomorrow is National Running Day. Held annually on the first Wednesday in June, this is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Since 2009, the country's foremost running organizations have worked together to celebrate their sport with thousands of participants on the first Wednesday of June.

Runners are encouraged to join in by planning a run, spreading the running bug to a friend, signing up for a race or setting a new goal. Questions about National Running Day? E-mail [email protected].