Tuesday, July 7

TUESDAY 7/7/15

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The college received word from Iowa's DOT that pavement planing/grooving will occur on US 52 from IA 9 north 4.2 miles. The construction started June 30 and is expected to run for 90 days. Please expect delays. Please alert those traveling to campus.


Desserts in Decorah

Looking for homes to host Desserts in Decorah for first-year students from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Asking Luther folks to open their homes to approximately eight first-year students and 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.

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.

Course evaluation correction

In regard to individual and departmental course evaluation reports, there is one correction for faculty to note. The responses to the first question "What is the reason you took the course?" are displayed on the reports in a confusing manner. For details, see Course Evaluation Correction.

Oneota $3 summer lunch special

Monday: Ziti pasta with marinara sauce and garlic toast
Tuesday: Hamburger sliders with kettle chips
Wednesday: Cream chicken over biscuits
Thursday: Mac and cheese with a dinner roll
Friday: Breaded chicken sliders with kettle chips

Fair food comes to Oneota

Come to Oneota Wednesday, July 8, for fair food. Enjoy a pork chop on a stick, Marian's potato salad and a 12-ounce slushy for only $5.50.

Volunteers needed for community-based bat research

Luther's biology department is looking for volunteers from the Decorah area to help collect data on bats. Important for insect control, plant pollination and fertilizer, several bat species are in decline and more information on them may help bring them back. Volunteers will walk one to two hours on trails around Decorah recording bat activity with an acoustic detector. Trails will be walked 30 minutes after sunset twice a month from July 1-Sept. 30. Interested in learning more? Want to volunteer? Come to an informational meeting 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Oneota Community Food Co-op or at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at Valders 262. Questions? Contact <batproject>.

New titles for Leisure Reading at the library

Looking for summer reading ideas? Check out the latest additions to Preus Library's Leisure Reading collection, including new releases from Jon Krakauer, Judy Blume, Judd Apatow, Sara Gruen and more.

For a complete list of new Leisure Reading books added in June, see https://tinyurl.com/otcdfmb. Visit the Leisure Reading section on the main floor of the library to find even more options.

Luther Soccer Instructional Camp July 20-23

The Luther College Soccer Camp offers Iowa and the Midwest top-quality soccer instruction. The camp enables aspiring players, ages 8-14, to learn the basic techniques and tactics of the game in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and support, while advanced players receive collegiate/pro-level training. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt.

Check out the website for information and registration: https://www.luther.edu/sports/camps/soccer-instructional/.

Luther Soccer Mini Camp July 20-23

Luther's mini camp offers tremendous soccer instruction from qualified staff for the boys and girls ages 4-7. The purpose of the camp is to introduce mini-campers to soccer by doing it the right way. Fundamental skills associated with the game are taught alongside simple concepts and ideas. Thus, a child's first steps in the game become a perfect foundation to further development.

For more information and registration: https://www.luther.edu/sports/camps/soccer-mini-1/.


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.

Humble Hands Harvest work day and potluck

Join Hannah for a tour and work day at Humble Hands Harvest Farm. Participants will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and help out in the garden for a bit before enjoying a potluck dinner together. Participants are responsible for driving themselves out to the farm. Tour will be Saturday, July 11, with the workday from 4-6 p.m. and potluck at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

Backyard chickens

Do you like omelettes and quiche? Have you always dreamed of being able to have fresh eggs for breakfast from a coop right out your back door? Jon Jensen and Rachel Sandhorst have been raising their own broilers and laying hens for years and will share some of what they've learned with participants during this session. They will discuss housing, light requirements, seasonal needs, feed and other considerations. Class is at noon Thursday, July 16, in Valders 362. Registration is required.


Celebrations this week


July 7: Jennifer Thuente
July 8: David Grouws
July 9: Tony Mutsune
July 10: Kelly Wedmann, David Thompson, Aaron Lurth
July 11: Philip Freeman, Terry Ollendieck, Nicholas Fisher
July 12: Brian Caton
July 13: Marian Kaehler, Steve Holland, Bradley Chamberlain
July 14: Rachel Faldet

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.


In order to reach a higher level of performance, athletes push themselves physically and mentally to meet and exceed their goals. For runners, this means attempting to run faster or for longer periods. This is accomplished in part by developing a better running economy—reducing the amount of oxygen needed to run a certain distance. Tricia Serres, Luther College senior from Platteville, Wisconsin, is working with Brian Solberg and Mark Eichinger towards building better running economies by attempting to find the correlation between oxygen consumption and core body temperature.

Over the course of the summer, Elyssa Eull, Luther College senior of Saint Michael, Minnesota, is assessing Luther's program in comparison with other international studies majors around the U.S. Working with Victoria Christman and Pedro dos Santos, the project investigates the history and development of undergraduate international studies programs. After surveying existing literature on the topic, Eull will collect data from international studies programs in liberal arts colleges and universities around the country.

When students find the college that best suits their needs, they weigh the different factors of each college to ensure they choose the right "fit" for them. Patrick Larson, Luther College junior of Decorah, Iowa, has been selected to complete research on what factors lead to making the crucial decision on which college to attend. Larson will work with Steve Holland, and have assistance from Scot Schaeffer and Derek Hartl on the project.

Out of the 80 billion pounds of plastic made per year in the United States, 75 percent will end up in waste streams after little to no use. Laura Boran, Luther College senior of Brainerd, Minnesota, is researching new ways to help alleviate this global issue. This summer she and Brad Chamberlain are attempting to create a new bioplastic, an alternative to petroleum-based plastic.

McKenzie Jones is working with Justin Sprung, Luther assistant professor of psychology, on the research project "Perceptions of Sensory Integration Therapy: Usage and Effectiveness" over the course of the summer. She is collecting data on the viability of a treatment to help remedy sensory integration disorder.

Gov. Terry E. Brandstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds presented the 2015 Visionary Leadership award to Ann Mansfield as part of the Healthy Iowa Awards at the "Taking Back Our Health" conference June 18.

Robert Shedinger's new book"Jesus and Jihad: Reclaiming the Prophetic Heart of Christianity and Islam" has been published by Cascade Books.


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: Diamond Back mountain bike, 19-inches center to top, 30-inch stand over. Good fit for persons 5'8"- 6' tall. Twenty-two speed, with rack, fenders, reflectors, updated saddle. Bike comes with extra set of wheels and studded snow/ice tires. Bike was purchased in 1991 and has been ridden year round, but in good riding condition. Photos available via email upon request. Asking $70. Contact Benjamin Yates, <yatebe01> or (319) 296-6639.

For rent: Beautiful brick home on Fifth Avenue has all the charm of a classic older home with a completely remodeled kitchen, fantastic sunroom, and a must-see restored mural on the dining room walls. This 2,400 sq ft home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a large basement, walk up attic, two-car detached garage and fenced backyard. The address is 206 5th Ave., Decorah, Iowa 52101, and the rent is $1,200/month. Contact Chris for more information, <garcch01>.

For sale: Child's crib, white, with mattress. In good condition, $20. Contact Dennis, 382-4423.

For rent: Taking applications for a house in Cresco, Iowa. Three-bedroom, one-story, ranch-style home with one-car garage and car port. All appliances furnished. New carpet in bedrooms, new floor covering in kitchen. $500/month plus utilities. Only 20 minutes from campus. Contact Lyle, <halvly01> or 419-2897.

Volunteers needed: Seeking help at Nordic Fest, July 23-25. Lefse Booth needs volunteers. No experience necessary. We're a fun group, a mix of Luther folks and community members (and some out-of-towners), working together to sell some great lefse for the Fest. Please contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865, if interested in volunteering or learning more.


And finally...

Today is Tell the Truth Day as well as Global Forgiveness Day. The lesson? Tell the truth, but don't be afraid to ask for forgiveness if it was a little too much truth. Read up on Loren Toussaint's research for more on the benefits of forgiveness and remember:

Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.

-Marianne Williamson