Tuesday, Aug. 26

TUESDAY 8/26/14

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Service of Dedication

Faculty and staff, spouses and guests are invited to attend the annual Service of Dedication Thursday, Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m. President Paula J. Carlson will deliver her State of the College address and new faculty and staff will be introduced. Offices are allowed to close for the dedication service so that as many employees as possible can attend. A reception will follow.


Parking restrictions this week

On Saturday, Aug. 30, Luther will see a flurry of activity as a mass of first year students and their families experience the joy of moving into our residence halls. For many this will be an emotional experience as the students embark on a new adventure and parents see them on their way. In an effort to make the experience a bit less stressful we will be reserving parking areas near the halls to accommodate the movers.

Special parking restrictions will go into effect starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. The small parking lot south of Ylvisaker and the lot north of Valders will be reserved for vehicles unloading for move in. High street between Jenson and Campus House will be designated as a one-way street, west to east, so moving vehicles may park on the north side of the street. There will be no parking on the south side of the street. Faculty, staff and students are asked to refrain from parking in these areas. Thank you for your cooperation in extending this welcome to the new members of the Luther community.

-Campus Safety and Security

Health care update

New health care cards have been delivered by U.S. Mail to employees on Luther College's health care plan. These cards are to be used for both health and pharmacy needs.

The health care information on the card is the same.  The pharmacy information has been updated to reflect the new pharmaceutical coverage that will take effect Sept. 1. Please present the new card to the pharmacist when the next prescription is picked up so that they can record the new information. Pharmacies have also been notified of the change.

Call the office of human resources, 387-1134, to order additional cards; or go online to Midwest Group Benefits at: http://www.midwestbenefits.com/webeciloginid.html.

Supporting Luther website users

On a responsive website, the layout adjusts based on the screen size. Please keep in mind when assisting people with the Luther website that users may see a different layout. There are two primary layouts: one for desktop and one for tablet/mobile. In the tablet/mobile view, the menus are collapsed and accessible through the "hamburger icons" (three horizontal bars). Click for examples (scroll to bottom of page). For more information, contact Tabita Green.

Interim director of Human Resources

Marsha Wenthold is serving as interim director of Human Resources until a new director is named. Matt Bills, visiting faculty in management, is working in the HR office assisting with several HR projects. The search for the new director is underway, and the college hopes to have a new director in place by mid-fall. Questions regarding HR procedure and policy should be directed to Marsha until a new director is named.

Early arrival cafeteria hours

Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.

Luther faculty-staff directory 2014-15

Preparation for the print version (hard copy) of the 2014-15 Luther College Faculty-Staff Directory has begun. Faculty and staff should review current information and make changes as needed at the following link: http://django.luther.edu/printedDirectory.

To access the form, faculty and staff will need to sign in with their NorseKey. Cell phone numbers will be used as the contact in emergency communication situations. Contact Sheryl Sievert in Human Resources with questions, telephone 387-1134.

Walk through KATIE’s new look for fall 2014

You may have noticed that the KATIE website has a new look. Watch this short screencast for a guided tour of what the changes are. Please also check out this post on the LIS blog, which outlines various opportunities for KATIE support and assistance. As always, contact the LIS Technology Help Desk with any questions or feedback.

This week in Edible Landscapes

The cherry tomatoes are finally ripe in the Valders Edible Landscape. Search a little and there are some bright yellow cuties ready for picking. The peppers in both the Valders and Ylvisaker Edible Landscapes are also starting to poke their heads out. As always, there are lots of herbs and greens available. Contact <yappma01> with any questions.

Family Weekend 2014 schedule

The Family Weekend 2014 online schedule can be found at http://www.luther.edu/parents/family-weekend/. Those coordinating campus events during Family Weekend (Sept. 19-21), or who have special prices, hours of operation or other details, please check the schedule to ensure each event is accurately listed. Questions, corrections, or submissions, please email<drillisu> before Tuesday, Sept. 2. Thank you!


Upcoming events

Aug. 28: Faculty and staff dedication service, 3:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Aug. 31: ComedySportz, 8 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

SAC Spotlight: Master Hypnotist Jim Wand Sept. 5

With more than 9,000 professional engagements to his name and a lengthy career spent building a fiercely entertaining repertoire, Master Hypnotist Jim Wand returns to Luther College at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. 

Pilates classes at Luther College

Luther is working in cooperation with Winneshiek Medical Center Rehab and Sports Medicine to provide Pilates fitness classes for faculty and staff.

Try it for free on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Dance Studio at the CFA.

Luther swim team lessons

Luther swim team will once again be holding swim lessons for area youth. Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16XvP8ZV1v7rcFrvgH74z7MArJkCfZ0mabyYHmwDL0MI/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link. Cost is $55 per child, per session. Payment is required at first day of each session. Times are 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Session 1: Sept. 15-19
Session 2: Sept. 22-26
Session 3: Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Use the form on the site to sign up an individual child for one or more sessions. Please fill a separate form out for each additional child. Minimum age is four years old.

First come, first registered. Contact Bethany Nicoll, <nicobe01>, with questions.

Reason introductory and refresher training sessions

New to Reason, Luther's web content management system? Already been trained in Reason, but could use a refresher? If so, LIS is offering two sessions, Reason 101 and Reason 201, that will introduce users to the basic features of Reason, giving tips on how to write for the web, or give users a refresher on the basics and introduce different options in the new responsive design. Registration is on the LIS website at http://www.luther.edu/lis/events/.

Yoga lunch hour series

Join Molly Lesmeister for a six week yoga session starting Sept. 8. Two class options offered: Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. Sign up for one class a week, or both. Beginners welcome. Class will be held in Studio II of the CFA. Props provided, no experience necessary. Registration is $18 for one class per week and $36 for two classes per week. Checks can me made payable to Luther College, payment due the first day of class. Register by emailing Molly, [email protected].

Women's Basketball Jr. Norse

Join us for Luther College Women's Basketball Jr. Norse 2014. Each week Jr. Norse will have the opportunity to interact with the 2014-15 Luther women's basketball team while participating in fundamental drills, team play, shooting competitions and more. Sessions are Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 and 9 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Main Gym of the Regents Center. Girls in second-fifth grade are welcome. Registration is $35 and includes instruction and a Norse gift bag. For questions, contact Amanda Bailey, 387-1584 or <necham01>.


New employees

James McLean began his position as Admissions counselor on July 28. His office is the Minneapolis Regional Office, telephone (218) 537-0345.

James Garcia-Prats began his position as soccer intern on Aug. 15. His office is Regents Center 14E, telephone 387-1799.

Jeremy Ische began his position as baseball intern on Aug. 1. His office is Regents Center 230, telephone 387-2990.

Jordyn Dudek began her position as volleyball intern on Aug. 15. Her office is Regents Center 14C, telephone 387-1491.

Nancy Hovden began her position as a registered nurse for Health Service on Aug. 21. Her office is Larsen Hall, telephone 387-1045.

Amanda Peck began her position as Global Learning intern/Norby Hall manager on Aug. 11. Her office is Larsen Hall 125, telephone 387-1058.

Sharon Phillips began her position as custodial staff on Aug. 25. Her office is in Preus Library, telephone 387-2235.

Job openings

Vice president for finance and administration administrative assistant: Full-time administrative assistant to provide support for the vice president for finance and administration. Duties include managing the vice president's schedule, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, coordinating events, providing budget management support, serving as office receptionist and processing mail. The position requires a professional demeanor and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Qualified candidates must have strong communication skills, a high level of computer expertise, the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and the ability to exercise thoughtful and independent judgment. Experience providing executive-level support preferred. Review of applications will begin Aug. 29 and continue until position is filled.  

To view complete job descriptions, apply for a position and view all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


This summer, the Luther College Biology Department is investigating the Luther College wind turbine's impact on bats. Dawn Reding, Luther visiting assistant professor in biology, and students Mariah Crotty and Andrea Malek are using several methods to survey bat populations and estimate bat mortality caused by the sweeping rotor blades.

Richard G. Cole, emeritus professor of history, has a book review of: Richard Kirwan, Editor, "Scholarly Self-Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University," Ashgate Press 2013. The review is in "The Sixteenth Century Journal," Journal of Early Modern Studies, vol. XLV, n.2 Summer 2014.

Andy Hageman published his essay "Wheels within Wheels: Ecology, and the Horrors of Mechanophobia" in the journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. http://isle.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/08/19/isle.isu079.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=awWthbp6NwEzHtt. English/biology major Nils Johnson was a AAA research assistant on the project.

Library Journal has chosen Classics professor Philip Freeman's first fiction book, "Saint Brigid's Bones" as Debut Mystery of the Month and given it a starred review.

Du Huang performed and taught as a member of the piano faculty at the 2014 Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany this summer.  

William Kuhlman, college organist and professor emeritus of music, performed an organ recital Aug. 19, at Trinity Lutheran Church Rochester, Minnesota.

Lauren Kientz Anderson's essay "'Free At Last' A Course on the Global Anti-Apartheid Movement" was published in the Radical History Review, Issue 119, Spring 2014, pages 205-212.


For sale:  1999 Dodge Stratus. Asking $1,500, 126,000 miles, 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, 28 MPG, AC, cruise, power windows, locks and mirrors, AM-FM cassette, good tires, new brakes and battery, dent in left fender and door from a deer running into it, excellent interior, runs and drives good. Call (641) 525-0492 for questions or email [email protected] for pictures.

For sale: 1977 Dodge Brougham, a 19-foot motor home, sleeps six. Purchased in 2002; engine overhauled in 2004. Air-conditioning added in 2005. Not fancy, but fun and functional. Great for camping and/or tailgating. Asking $3,000. For photos or more information, contact Jeanie, 387-1512 or <lovellje>.

For sale: Child's bicycle with training wheels, 12-inch wheels. $25 or best offer. Used but in good condition. Text (574) 850-6351 for a picture of it.

Seeking tutor: Japanese language tutor for eighth grade student. May only require about one hour per week. More hours are a possibility. Contact Tim Schweizer, <schweizt> or call 419-1886.

Garage sale: Saturday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 401 Vernon Street, Decorah. Lots of gently used items for sale including women's clothing sizes 8-12, twin and queen bedding sets, small household items, area rugs. Email <eichje02> for more information.

For rent: Three-bedroom, two-bath home available now. Beautiful setting in the trees next to the college. All appliances including washer/dryer. Two-car garage. Call 387-0242.

For rent: Three-bedroom one-bath for house. $700 /month plus utilities. Located five miles from Luther. Contact Harry or Barb Davidson, 382-1741

Tickets available: On Saturday, Sept. 13, 4-7 p.m., friends and supporters of the Humane Society of Northeast Iowa will gather at the Danan Lansing Building on the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds to celebrate the building and fall 2014 opening of the Love & Friendship Adoption Center. Tickets are $40 each and include entertainment, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres. There will be a silent auction and a live auction of cat and dog statues painted by local artists. All proceeds go to support operation of the Adoption Center. Tickets are available at hsnei.org/tails-treasures, or by mailing payment to HSNEI at PO Box 76, Decorah, IA 52101 by Sept. 1.

For sale: Three-bedroom home for sale. Remodeled in June. New roof, siding, windows and flooring. Has one-car garage, large backyard and basement. Located on a very nice lot in Freeport off the main road. 2520-170th Avenue, Decorah. Move-in ready. Asking $149,500. Motivated sellers, make an offer today. Call 380-9101.

For rent: Price is reduced. We are offering a freestanding garage for rent in Decorah. The interior dimensions are 9’4” by 15’. It's clean and dry. For picture and more info see: http://www.decorahnow.com/posts/16014 or contact Scott, (410) 603-0724.

For rent: Two-bedroom lower level of house for rent. House is located very close to Luther at 415 Riverview Drive. Private entrance, kitchen, bathroom, patio, laundry. All utilities are included. Garage space available at additional cost. No pets, no smoking. One year lease. $800/month. Contact (605) 759-4617 or [email protected] for more information or to view.

Free: Washer (Maytag) and dryer (GE), that were left behind by previous homeowners. They are sitting in the front yard at 203 Hollihan St. in Decorah and ready to be hauled. Hollihan is a very steep street, so pull in the front drive to load. Contact Molly <mcnimo01> with any questions.


And finally...

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light.

-Albus Dumbledore