Tuesday, Dec. 16

TUESDAY 12/16/14

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A message from the President

How great our joy! Many thanks to the students, faculty, and staff who made Christmas at Luther weekend a wonderful success. The program was spectacular and the hospitality shown to our guests was first-rate. We are proud to be a part of such a dedicated and talented community. As the semester comes to a close we want to wish you and your loved ones a joyous Christmas and blessed New Year.

-Paula Carlson and Thomas Schattauer

Faculty and staff Christmas party

The faculty/staff luncheon Christmas party will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, on the second floor of the Union.


Christmas Break Hours

Thursday, Dec. 18: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Dec. 20-21: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-23: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 24-26: Closed
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 27-28: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-31: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
Friday, Jan. 2: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 3: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 4: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 5: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-23: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 24-28: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-31: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
Friday, Jan. 2: 9:30-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 3-4: Closed
Monday, Jan. 5: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18: Closes at 6:30
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 19-Jan. 3: Closed
Sunday, Jan. 4: Dinner 5-7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 5: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Marty's/Nordic Brew/Grab N Go/C-Store
Thursday, Dec. 18: Closes at 5 p.m.
Reopens Monday, Jan. 5 for regular hours:

  • Marty's: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Nordic Brew: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Grab N Go: 7 am.-7:30 p.m.
  • C-Store: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 16-19: 7:30 a.m -3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-23: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 24-28: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-31: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
Friday, Jan. 2: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 3-4: Closed
Monday, Jan 5: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Book Shop
Friday, Dec. 19: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-23: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 24-28: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-31: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
Friday, Jan. 2: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 3-4: Closed
Monday, Jan. 5: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19: 8 a.m-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 20-21: Closed
Monday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 24-28: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-31: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday,  Jan. 1: Closed
Friday, Jan. 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 3-4: Closed

Legends Center Hours
Friday, Dec. 19: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Dec. 20-21: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-23: 6-9am, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 24-28: Closed
Monday-Wednesday Dec. 29-31: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
Friday, Jan. 2: 6-9 a.m., 11-2 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 3: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 4: 5-8 p.m.

Wellness announcements

Dec. 31 is the deadline for the wellness checks for 2014. Each individual on the Luther plan must have completed all three steps of the wellness check and filled out the wellness check form.

When filling out the Health Risk Assessment, the primary insurance holder must register their secondary holder on the site, complete with a password. The password cannot be the same as the primary holder. To complete the Health Risk Assessment, please click here.

For individuals that paid to have their blood screening or wellness physicals, please submit receipts to Midwest Benefits to receive your reimbursement.

Free chair massages are available for students and staff from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Union each Wednesday of December.

Health care reminder

Gundersen Health System joined the Midland's Choice Network a year ago. This means that employees and dependents on the Luther College health care plan receive greater discounts at Gundersen than ever before.  Participants may move between Gundersen and Winneshiek Medical Center as needed and receive in-network discounts.

Sign up for W-2's online

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up to receive electronic W-2's using my.luther.edu. Why receive your W-2 electronically?

  • No matter where you are located, it's easy to access.
  • There is no risk that it will get lost or stolen.
  • If misplaced, it's easy to print another one.
  • It's always possible to cancel consent and request a paper copy.

The W-2 Electronic Consent option is included in the employee profile section of my.luther.edu. If an employee chose the electronic option for the 2013 W-2, then it is not necessary to do it again for 2014. More detailed instructions and additional information can be found by clicking the "W-2 Options" link on the HR website. Mac users: please do not use the "Preview" application to view your W-2. Remember, the electronic option is the sustainable option.

Caf to Community volunteers needed

The Center for Sustainable Communities is seeking volunteers for the Cafeteria to Community program during upcoming terms. Shifts require three or four volunteers, and are available Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. This is a great opportunity for classes, academic departments, families and individuals to give back to the community. To learn more about the program, see available dates and register for a shift, visit the Sustainability website or contact Emily Dufford, <duffem01>.

LDAP Authentication Server update

LIS continues work to resolve the LDAP authentication server issues that we have been experiencing. During this time, we encourage the Luther community to save often, particularly in regard to changes made to files located on the network shares/drives, for example: admin1, academic, students, etc. Please see LDAP Authentication Server Update for more details. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk at <helpdesk> or 387-1000, with any questions.

Residence halls close for Christmas break

Residence halls will close at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, for Christmas break. Dieseth, Miller, Baker Village, College Apartments and the college-owned houses are open during the break. All other residence halls will be locked for the entirety of break. Students staying on campus during any part of the Christmas break, except shuttle riders, will need to register with the Residence Life office before Friday, Dec. 12. Only registered students will have ID cards activated for building access. The residence halls will reopen for J-term at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

Farwell elevator unavailable during Christmas break

A reminder to faculty and staff that use the Farwell elevator: winter break means the residence halls will be closed. Starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, Farwell Hall will be locked. The hall will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. Staff and faculty should take note that these hours include the use of the Farwell elevator.

Digital Media Center update

It's been a great first year at the new Digital Media Center which is located on the lower floor of the library. The center is open to all faculty, staff and students. Check out our webpage for information about the center including how it is used, operating hours and contact information. Contact the Multimedia Team, <multimedia>, to learn how to take advantage of this great resource.

KATIE availability over winter break

KATIE will be unavailable during special maintenance windows from midnight to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 23 and 30. During that time, KATIE will be taken offline and moved to a new server. Please plan ahead while working on finals and grading. Reminders will be posted on the KATIE and LIS websites prior to the downtime. Please contact the LIS Technology Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000, with questions.

Sustainability work study and internship opportunities for summer 2015

Summer may be months and many degrees away, but now is the time to encourage students to think about summer employment. The Center for Sustainable Communities offers a wide range of work study and internship opportunities this summer. Opportunities include positions in the areas of land stewardship, sustainable food and agriculture, environmental education, gardening and recycling. For a full list of offerings and information about applying, visit the website.

Christmas at Luther, Norwegian coffee blends still available

Why not give the gift of coffee this holiday season? The Bookstore and C-Store still have Christmas at Luther and Norwegian coffee blends available for $10.99 each.

Hand deliver time cards to payroll by noon Dec. 19

The Cabinet has approved Dec. 24-26 as holidays. This holiday schedule limits time for processing bi-weekly payroll for the pay period ending Dec. 19 with a pay date of Dec. 31. Therefore, timecards for the pay period ending Dec. 19 are due in the Payroll Office by noon Friday, Dec. 19. Please estimate, based on your normal work schedule, what your Friday work hours will be. Any adjustments to these estimates should be indicated on your next timecard and will be applied to the next pay period.

Message from health services

Important: The CDC still recommends getting a flu vaccine. Even if vaccine effectiveness is reduced against "drifted" circulating viruses, the vaccine will protect you from the other strains. Evidence also suggests the vaccine may make illness milder. Come to Health Service to get your flu shot today while supplies last.

GoPrint Pop-Up removal

Between the end of fall 2014 and the start of spring 2015, the GoPrint Pop-Up will be removed from all Luther faculty, staff, classroom and lab workstations. Starting today, rather than waiting for the Pop-Up to "pop," go to print.luther.edu using the browser bookmarks or quicklinks. LIS will add a shortcut to the taskbar in Windows or the dock for Mac. These methods are faster and more secure than the Pop-Up. For details, see GoPrint Pop-Up Removal.

Luther Soccer Winter Skills Clinic Jan. 11 and 18

The Luther College Men's and Women's soccer programs are offering a Winter Skills Clinic on two consecutive Sunday afternoons: Jan. 11 and 18. The cost is $55 and includes a t-shirt. Registration deadline is Jan. 9. All registration will take place online. To register and see more information see this website.


No home sporting events this week

See the Norse Athletics webpage for the complete schedule of all competitions, live-streaming, results, rosters and more.

No chapel this week

Dec. 19- Jan. 4: Christmas Break, no chapel

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

'Relief Etchings' on display Jan. 16-March 13

"Relief Etchings by Malcolm Graeme Childers," from the collection of Craig Kitchen, will be on display Jan. 16-March 13, 2015, in Luther College's Preus Library. The exhibit, displaying nine original relief etchings as well as a drawing by Childers, is open to the public with no charge for admission. A true "Renaissance Man," Childers works as an artist, photographer, printmaker, writer and composer. For more information about Malcolm Childers visit Childers website: www.roadsongs.com.


Birthday and anniversary celebrations this week

Dec. 17: Karen Kerndt

Dec. 18: Bruce Larson, David O'Connor

Dec. 19: Mary Weis, Cindy Blue, Melanie Malila

Dec. 20: Greg Patton

Dec. 21: Diane Tappe, Matthew Simpson, Kelsey Boyce, Rachel Schulte, Christopher Krammen

Dec. 22: Hongmei Yu

Job openings

Assistant director of annual giving: The assistant director plans, directs and coordinates components of the annual giving program, in concert with the director of Annual Giving and vice president for Development. Bachelor’s degree and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. At least two years of experience in higher education development is preferred. Applicant must be able to read and interpret relevant documents and reports, write routine plans, reports and correspondence, and speak effectively one-on-one or before groups of constituents or employees of the college.

Assistant director of environmental services: The assistant director of environmental services will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness inside campus buildings as well as overall supervision of staff necessary to carry out the responsibilities assigned to the custodial and grounds departments. The assistant director will assist in budget preparation. Responsibilities include: managing college rental properties, making recommendations to correct safety hazards and administrating safety programs and hazardous waste policies. In addition, the assistant director will oversee facility partnerships with Summer Conferences, Residence Life, Athletics, Campus Programming and Admissions. Qualified candidates must have a combination of education and management experience equal to a minimum of five years of experience in staff management, preferably custodial or grounds staff. A baccalaureate degree is strongly preferred.

Part-time custodian: Part-time (.75 FTE), 12-month, benefit-eligible position. Typical hours will be Monday through Friday. Some weekend work may occasionally be required. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.

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

New employee

Charlene Halverson began a custodial position in the Dahl Centennial Union Dec. 8. Her office is Union 141, telephone 387-1169.


To Diane Tacke on the death of her mother, Avis (Helf) Inbody of Choteau, Montana. Funeral services were held on Monday in Choteau. The obituary is posted online.

To Nancy Maloney and family on the death of her husband, Patrick "Pat" Maloney of Dothan, Alabama, formerly of Decorah. Pat died Wednesday, Dec. 10. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Schluter--Balik Funeral Home in Decorah and also after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.


Martin Klammer wrote the cover story for the Oct. 2014 issue of the Iowa Alumni Magazine, "Living Mandela's Legacy: South Africa After Apartheid."


Wanted: Gently used long evening dress, size 10 or 8. Contact Kathy, <buzzka01>.

Attendees wanted: Burning Bright Choruses will perform holiday benefit concerts on Saturday, Dec. 20. Burning Bright, a group of Decorah-area professional and amateur musicians, will offer their 17th annual benefit concert this season titled "Loving Spirits, Burning Bright." There will be two performances of the concert, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Tickets for both performances are on sale at Oneota Community Co-op. Tickets may be purchased at the door, but advance purchase is recommended as performances consistently sell out. Suggested donation is $12, with a minimum of $6. Each year the musicians donate the proceeds of the concert to local and regional organizations. Proceeds from this year's concert will be donated to local food pantries, the Decorah Fire Department and Sunrise Foundation.

For sale: Fender Acoustasonic-30DSP Guitar/Vocal Amp. Instrument Input: dynamics, FX Select, FX Level. XLR Mic Input: VX Select, FX Level. Minimally used. $125. Call 382-2907 after 6 p.m.

Seeking ride to Chicago: My name is Julien Bertrand, and I am the 2014-15 French teaching assistant. I am seeking a ride to Chicago in mid-December, sometime between finals and Christmas. I will pay my own way. I have a plane to New York that I have to take on Dec. 26, and I need to get to Chicago a few days before in order to give myself time to visit the city. Please contact me if you are driving in that direction, <bertju01> or 387-1739.

Wanted: Lefse-making equipment to borrow. My wife Carol's younger brother is visiting for Christmas, and he would like once again to make lefse. But we don't have the equipment. If you're willing to loan us your equipment and recipe Dec. 23-24, we would be very appreciative. Contact Mark Muggli, <mugglimz> or 382-9863.

Attendees wanted: Decorah Covenant Church is facilitating Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace University" starting Feb. 8. FPU is a nine-week course meeting from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. Learn practical ways of handling money God's way. Class format is part DVD-viewing and part small group discussion. Past participants say they wish they would have learned this information when they were younger. To register, go to this website. Cost is $93 for materials. Contact Erin Flater, <flater01>.

Peanut brittle: Need a consumable gift? A treat to bring to a party? A treat for yourself? Try Julie's homemade peanut brittle. Available in 1/2 and full pound bags, or 3/4 pound in a decorative glass jar. Each order made fresh the night before the order is due. Also freezes well. Contact Julie, 387-1865 or <julie>.

For sale: New black whirlpool dishwasher, $200. New black whirlpool over-the-stove microwave, $125. Contact 379-2735.


And finally...

Thursday, Dec. 18 is National Re-gifting Day in honor of the most popular day for organizations to host their staff Christmas parties. Whether it's a staff party, family celebration or friend gathering, consider re-gifting, making something homemade or buying local as a way to reduce, reuse and recycle this year. Consider it a holiday gift to the earth.

"It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever." -Jimmy Carter