Tuesday, June 30

TUESDAY 6/30/15

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Holiday notice

The Luther campus will be closed Friday, July 3, in celebration of Independence Day.

Holiday hours

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Center
Friday, July 3: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, July 4-5: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop
Friday-Sunday, July 3-5: Closed

Mail Services/SPO
Friday-Sunday, July 3-5: Closed

Friday, July 3: Breakfast 7-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Supper 5-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 4: Breakfast 7-8:30 a.m.
Sunday, July 5: Breakfast 7-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Supper 5-6:30 p.m.

Oneota Market
Friday-Sunday, July 3-5: Closed

Marty's, Nordic Brew and Grab & Go
Closed for summer

Security Assistance
Available 24/7, extension 2111

Desserts in Decorah

Looking for homes to host Desserts in Decorah for first-year students from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Open your home to approximately eight first-year students to be a part of this very popular, fun event! If interested, please complete the following form by July 10: http://goo.gl/forms/kJ7gB2Sd7c. Contact either Jane, <hildebja> or 387-1008, or Sue, <halversu> or 387-1020, in Student Life.

LC archives open hours in July

During the month of July, the archives will continue to be open to patrons Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. During this time, Dalton Little, archives public services assistant, will be supervising the reading room and assisting individuals with reference and shredding requests. Preference is for appointments to be made ahead of time because of limited staffing. Research inquiries, appointment requests and related questions can be directed to <archives> or 387-1805.

Java update notification coming

As part of an ongoing effort to increase data security across campus, LIS will push a critical Java update to all faculty/staff Windows workstations starting Wednesday. When the update is ready to install, a notification will appear on your screen asking you to close both Internet Explorer and Firefox before continuing. The update should take less than five minutes and you will be notified upon completion. For more information, please visit https://www.luther.edu/lis/blog/?story_id=632576.

Course evaluation reports now available for spring 2015

Individual and departmental course evaluation reports are now available in Google Drive. To view individual course reports, search for "CE-Report 2015SP" and to view departmental reports, search for "Departmental Course Evaluation Report 2015SP" in Google Drive. For more information, visit the LIS Blog.



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.

Prayer in solidarity with Charleston

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton sent a letter calling ELCA communities to a Day of Mourning and Repentance on June 28 in response the shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Click here for Bishop Eaton's letter online. Joining this call to prayer, College Ministries invites the community to a time of Prayer in Solidarity with Charleston at noon Tuesday, June 30, in Bendtahl Commons; rain location—CFL Recital Hall.  Contact <ministry> with questions.

Veggie Nori Rolls and Guo Cuon

Bring some new flavors into the kitchen with Nori Rolls and Guo Cuon. Eric Baack will demonstrate techniques and help you wrap your own creative rolls during this hands on class. These are a good snack for kids and a great way to have them assist with food preparation. The class will be held noon- 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, in Valders 379. Registration is required.

walkLUTHER staff book discussion

Like to read? Like to walk? Come on out for the walkLUTHER book discussion. Over the course of four Wednesdays in July (8, 15, 22 and 29) we will walk for approximately 30 minutes on the Luther campus while talking about the book "Shakespeare Saved my Life," English professor Laura Bates' account of her experiences teaching Shakespeare in a super-maximum security prison unit. Kristin Swanson will have a few discussion questions prepared each week to spark conversation while walking and you can bring your own questions, too. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Union each Wednesday. The book is available at no cost in the bookstore; to participate please RSVP to Kristin Swanson <swansokr> by July 1 to make sure enough books are available.

Salad extravaganza

Go beyond iceberg lettuce and step outside the spinach salad box. This class will teach you how to use seasonal fruits and vegetables in perfect combination for great salads. The class will be held from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in Valders 379. Registration is required.


Celebrations this week


June 30: Narren Brown, Brooke Joyce
July 1: Charles Humphery-Klimesh, Kristi Haindfield
July 3: Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Jeff Naatz, Jennaya Robison
July 4: Dag Rossman, Sue Halverson, Andrew Whitfield
July 5: Jeanie Lovell, Caleb Timp
July 6; Barb Hammel, Andrew Bailey, Ivan Hackman
July 7: Jennifer Thuente


July 5: Tanya Gertz, 10 years

New employee

Leah Broderick began her position as regional admissions counselor on June 8. Her office will be the Minneapolis Regional Office.

Pastor Amy Larson accepts new call

College Ministries extends our congratulations and blessings to Pastor Amy Larson as she has accepted a new call to serve as pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Decorah, beginning Aug. 10. College Ministries will host a farewell reception for Pastor Amy this fall so students can join in expressing gratitude for Pastor Amy's ministry with the Luther community over the past 10 years. Pastor Judd will continue serving as interim pastor this fall.


Cindy Steines will retire on June 30 after more than 31 years of service. 

Job openings

Counselor: Luther College Counseling Services is currently accepting applications for a (.86 FTE) counselor. This college mental health professional provides the highest level of ethical psychological treatment for students and delivers a full range of services to student clients and to the campus community. The counselor provides assessment, individual and group counseling; crisis intervention; referral to off-campus mental health resources; consultation; response to college-wide crisis, and outreach programming. One of the following degrees is required; doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology, MSW in clinical social work, or master's degree in counseling. Applicants should be currently licensed in Iowa as a psychologist, independent social worker, master social worker or mental health counselor, or licensure should be eligible within one year of hire.

Associate director of athletics--operations/facility: This position reports to the Director of Athletics and serves as a member of the athletics department administrative team. The Associate Director of Athletics will manage the daily operations and planning in the Regents Center and outdoor practice and competition venues; as well as communicate and coordinate with the directors of Legends Fitness Center, athletic equipment room, and aquatics facility. Requirements include a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) and at least three years of relevant experience in athletic administration and facilities at the collegiate level. This is a 12-month position with employment starting Aug. 10.

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.


Jon Christy was part of a panel presentation, Diverse Approaches to Using Alumni Survey Data, at the Association of Institutional Research Annual Forum in Denver, Colorado, May 26-29. He also was part of a panel presentation, Using Data from the HEDS Alumni and Research Practices Surveys, at the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, June 13-17. He recently concluded five years on the HEDS Board, serving as Board Chair in 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Xiao Hu recently performed as a member of a piano trio  at China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu, China.

Todd Pedlar has received a $150,000 grant renewal from the National Science Foundation for his research in elementary particle physics. This is Pedlar's fourth consecutive three-year grant from the Elementary Particle Physics subdivision of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences division of the NSF, and will support his work and the work of his research students at Luther.

Tanya Gertz has been selected as one of 25 participants in the first class of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters' Leadership Fellows Program. As part of the program, launching in June 2015, Gertz will contribute to the growth and development of performing arts presenting in a time of unprecedented change, and help APAP build a body of knowledge surrounding promotion of the performing arts.


For sale: Luther College has, with thanks to many, many donors, made many changes to the collection of pianos. The music department now has seven surplus pianos for sale. They are all Baldwin/Hamilton uprights and range in price from $300 to $995. All the pianos will be sold as is and the buyer is responsible for transport. Proceeds will go to the Music Department Piano Maintenance fund to help with the care and feeding of our current pianos. Please contact Mike Reiter, keyboard technician, 387-1204 or <mdreiter440>.

For sale: 54 red colored concrete pavers, size 12"x12". Ideal for a small patio or walkway. We resided the house and the red color no longer works. $20 for the lot. Contact <carlsosc>.

For sale: Hit the trail with this Specialized HotRock youth bike. Seven speeds, 24-inch wheels, and an 11-12 inch frame (fits ages 7-12). In great shape. Asking $100. Contact <carlsosc>.

For rent: Four-bedroom home for rent at 309 Ohio St. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. All hardwood floors, screened in porch, large yard. $1,000 month, tenant pays all utilities and landlord mows the lawn. Email [email protected] for a rental application or call 380-1415.

For sale: Not the season yet, but will be soon enough. Snow tires for sale for 2012 Honda Odyssey Minivan. I traded my minivan and still have top of the line snow tires used only two seasons purchased new at Decorah Auto for $600. Tires are p235/65 r17 Nittos. Neither snow nor ice stopped the Odyssey with these tires. Bought new for $600, asking $400 for all four or best offer. Email <kimpowell> if interested.

For sale: Two (plus) bedroom, ranch-style home in the Dahly Addition, three block walk to Olin Hall. Large master bedroom. Recreation area in basement. Oak flooring, birch and maple woodwork. Newer roof, central air. New energy efficient windows. Stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer included. Quiet and kid friendly neighborhood. $152,900. Contact Chuck Christianson, (605) 261-2136.

For sale: Three weed trimmers, $75 each. May be seen at the Facilities office. Please contact Facilities with questions, 387-1146 or 387-1010.

For sale: Trek Allant commuting bike, 21-inches center to top, 32-inch stand over. Good fit for persons six feet to six feet five inches tall. Twenty-two speed, with rack, fenders, reflectors, side mirror, updated saddle and Shimano components. New Bontrager tires installed with less than 200 miles. Bike comes with high quality tire pump. Photos available via email upon request. Asking $350. Contact Benjamin Yates, <yatebe01> or (319) 296-6639.


And finally...

Happy Independence Day! Did you also know that that the U.S. celebrates several other holidays on the fourth? The fourth of July also serves as Boom Box Parade Day, Independence from Meat Day, Hop a Park Day, Indivisible Day, International Day of Cooperatives and International Cherry Pit Spitting Day. So grab your boom box, some cherries and some friends, and hit the park to discuss cooperatives and our nation's indivisibility!

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped each time a [person] stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice. [They] send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest wall of oppression and resistance."

-Robert F. Kennedy