Tuesday, July 28

TUESDAY 7/28/15

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Luther College welcomes Nebraska Wesleyan to Iowa Conference

Luther College is pleased to welcome Nebraska Wesleyan to the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as the conference expands to nine member institutions. In a press conference Monday, July 20, IIAC officials announced that Nebraska Wesleyan University accepted an invitation to join the conference beginning the 2016-17 academic year.

Cause of power outage

The power outage on campus on Friday, July 24, was caused by a tree branch behind Olson Hall that crossed two phases of the overhead conductor that feeds campus. Alliant's system is set up to open the circuit in such a case, and then reclose into a fault up to three times. After the third time the circuit locks open, and stays open until the fault can be corrected. Luther Facilities staff found the area where the branch made contact with the wires and immediately notified Alliant Energy. Their crews were not immediately available, but came as soon as they could. They trimmed the offending tree and reset the circuit. Please contact Facilities Services with any questions or comments.


Upcoming Legends Center hours

Tuesday, July 28: Open at 11 a.m. Regular hours resume.

Upcoming Regents Gym hours

The Regents Gym will be closed all day Friday, July 30, and Saturday, Aug. 1, due to cleaning and resurfacing.


Weston Noble Alumni Choir reunion concert

The Weston Noble Alumni Choir, with several combinations of parents and children, siblings and cousins, will gather in Decorah starting July 26 for its ninth and final reunion and concert. The choir, representing Luther classes 1949 to 2013, will meet for five days of intense rehearsals culminating in the final reunion concert will feature a performance by award winning tenor Eric Cutler, Luther class of 1999. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall.

Caf to Community volunteer days

Interested in learning more about the Cafeteria to Community Program? Come volunteer your time packaging leftover food from Dining Services to send to the local food pantry. Packaging takes place in the Dining Services kitchen on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. and runs for approximately one hour. Available shift times and sign up can be found here.

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions

TIAA-CREF announces individual counseling sessions 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Space is limited. Interested parties can register at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow, or by calling (800) 732-8353 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sessions will be held at the Career Center on the second floor of the Union.

Healthy road trip snacks

This class is designed to show how to travel long distances in style with healthy snacks and meals that can be enjoyed at rest stops. No more fast food, aching bellies and tired arrivals. Travel well and keep your body fortified. Class is noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in Valders 379. Registration is required.

Pho soup

Join Viset Hovden when she shares a taste of home. Viset is from Laos where Pho is a common soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles and meat. Class is noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, in Valders 379. Registration is required.

Iowa Private College Week

Luther College will participate in Iowa Private College Week, a weeklong celebration encouraging prospective students to explore Iowa's 25 private colleges and universities. Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to come to Luther's campus and visit with professors, meet coaches, chat with current students and learn about academic and social opportunities Aug. 3-7, at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. each day.


Celebrations this week


July 29: Carol Jeide, Hannah Fahey
July 30: Patricia Guyer
July 31: Robert Christman, Jennifer Folstad
Aug. 1: Karen Dallenbach
Aug. 2: Jonathan Ailabouni, Debbie Spencer
Aug. 4: Destiny Collins, David Foley

Job openings

Administrative assistant: Full-time administrative assistant to provide support to the Facilities Services department. Duties include performing a wide range of clerical, receptionist and office support duties as well as assisting in administering the college fleet vehicle system. The position requires skills in keyboarding, proofreading, checking and recording information as well as strong mathematical skills and an understanding of basic accounting principles. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma and substantial work-related experience, a valid driver's license, strong communication skills and a high level of computer expertise.

Media coordinator: Detail-oriented and organized (.83 FTE) 10 month, benefit-eligible media coordinator. Responsibilities include supporting both Media Relations and Visual Media through writing press releases, managing social media platforms, distributing mass communication, managing schedules, supporting the creation of visual content, and front desk management including interacting with clients and key constituents. Bachelor's degree is preferred, with experience in communications field a must.

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.

New positions

Megan Torkelson began her position as supervisor of campus visits in Admissions on June 1. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 204A, and her extension is 1289.


To Chris Johnson on the July 21 passing of her father, Clifford "Kip" Johnson, of Decorah, Iowa.

Thank you

Please accept my deepest appreciation for the many messages received, and the farewell reception last Tuesday. To say that I was humbled by the comments shared at the event and in communications I have received in the previous weeks would be an understatement. It has been an honor to serve Luther College as vice president for development, I thank the campus - so many colleagues and friends - for making these years so great, and I wish you all the best for continued success! As an alumnus and ongoing resident of Decorah, I plan to stay involved and supporting the college! Soli Deo Gloria!

-Keith Christensen


Xiao Hu and Du Huang performed a piano duo recital at the middle school attached to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China. They also led two days of master classes for piano and chamber music students.

Lori Stanley presented "Reciprocity in Community-Based Study Abroad" at the Colorado College Symposium on Field Study in Colorado Springs, July 9-11.

Amy Weldon has new fiction and creative nonfiction forthcoming in "Inch, Intersections," and the edited collection "Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America" (Ice Cube Press). Her essay on writer Sybille Bedford is out at "Bloom": http://bloom-site.com/2015/07/13/sybille-bedford-resilience-and-grace/.


For sale: Three used aquariums: 29-gallon tank with stand, 20 gallon long tank and 20 gallon tall tank. Planted tank substrate, enough for one tank; used filters and filter media; glass tops; CO2 equipment; large air pump; and other tools and decorations. $50. Contact Jeff, <naatje01>.

Golfers wanted: The United Way of Winneshiek County is seeking golfers for its 13th annual golf benefit. The benefit is Monday, Aug. 3, at Oneota Golf and Country Club. There will be prizes for top flight, flag events and a chance for a Cadillac if you shoot a hole in one. Please contact Kim Bohr, <bohrki01>; Peggy Lensing, <lensingpe>; or Ellen Modersohn, <modeel01>, or visit: www.unitedwaywinnco.org.

For sale: Garage. Located near Decorah. In good shape and can be moved. $500. Contact Michelle Larson, (507) 251-2616.

For sale: TV stand. Located in Decorah. $50. Contact Michelle Larson, (507) 251-2616.

For sale: Straight run of bantam-mix chicks. Hatched about June 20. Eleven chicks available. $2.50 each for choice or $20 for all of them. Photos available upon request. Contact Julie, 419-3248 or <stromjul>.

For sale: 1995 Ford F150, extended eight-foot cab, XLT grille guard. Good motor. $900 or best offer. Call Joyce or Matt, 419-3146.

Wanted: House and cat sitter needed Aug. 25-Sept. 9 for a condo two blocks south of campus. Paid position. Contact Dennis and Carol Tack, [email protected] or (641) 220-4562.

For sale: Roland EM-10 electric keyboard, due for a maintenance check, $70; Yamaha sustaining pedal, add $15. LL Bean luggage piece, 18"x10"x26", one-way rollers, some scuffs from flight handling, but well-made and still structurally sound, $40. The Chi Machine therapeutic massager, barely used, $60. Quick Kleen Sanitaire 840 watt vacuum cleaner, floor use only, spare bags included, $40. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

Free: Used Danby refrigerator, 18"x18"x20". Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

Wanted: Free or reasonably priced child-sized car seat and child booster seat. Needed for two grandsons visiting Decorah and Upper Midwest. Contact Dennis Magnuson, 382-4423 or <magnusde>.

Preschool available: Northeast Iowa Montessori has space available in their half-day and full-day programs, and are currently enrolling children for the fall programs. They are located downtown at 418 W. Water Street. Interested parents can call Erika Kambs, head of school at 382-6491 or check out the website at http://neim.us. Contact Andy Hageman <hagean03> for more information.

For sale: Yamaha SE200 electric guitar, guitar stand and amplifier for sale. Bought new and used by one player for a limited time. No longer playing so we hope someone else might like this nice set. Bought new for $250, asking $175. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

For sale: iPhone 5 with charger and case for sale. Works perfectly, just upgrading so selling this one. Always been used with a case and screen protector so just surface scratches on the side, not on screen. Asking $100. Verizon, black 16gb. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

For sale: 1995 Sea-Doo SPI jet ski and Karavan trailer. The trailer is in excellent condition and the jet ski is in good condition with a new battery. The jet ski was used as recently as July 22, 2015, and runs well. The jet ski has 2-Cylinders, two-stroke, 580cc. Jet ski runs well and is a good starter unit. Asking $1,100. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

For sale: 1994 GMC 3500, four-wheel drive, dually pickup with 6.5 turbo diesel engine. Truck is great for hauling and only has about 132,000 miles on it. Asking $3,500.00. If interested contact Bob, <harrro01>.


And finally...

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day. Dark chocolate may be trendier these days thanks to its touted health benefits, but today, give a little love to that sweet, creamy cousin we all grew up with. Chocolate actually has mood-enhancing benefits. That's right—chocolate can make you happy! This is due to the fact that it contains a stimulant called theobromine and a compound called anandamide. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!