Tuesday, Dec. 23

TUESDAY 12/23/14

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Cabinet holiday approval

The Cabinet has approved Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1 as holidays.


Christmas Break Hours

Tuesday, Dec. 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
Tuesday, Dec. 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.

Tuesday-Saturday, Dec. 23-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
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, Dec. 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
Tuesday, Dec. 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.

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
Tuesday, Dec. 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.

Stress Bingo cards may be turned in anytime before Jan. 5. Please turn them in to Vicky Jaeger in the Recreational Services office.

Wheel of Witty Words returns in January. Please email Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>, if choosing participate in the January wellness initiative. The game will begin on Jan. 1, and it runs through the month of January. It is a great way to start your New Year's resolutions with a fun motivation to exercise.

Tone Zone class resumes on Jan. 6. This is a half hour toning class that runs from 11:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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.

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 from the other strains. Evidence also suggests the vaccine may make illness milder. Come to Health Service to get a 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. 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.

Pilates classes at Luther

Luther College is working in cooperation with Winneshiek Medical Center Rehab and Sports Medicine to provide Pilates Fitness classes for faculty and staff. Classes are held in the CFA dance studio on the second floor. The sessions run Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 4-March 11
  • March 25-April 29

Led by trained instructor, Bridgette Mitchell, STOTT Pilates classes base exercise on five basic principles emphasizing breath, spinal alignment and mobility. Exercises can be modified to  skill level and needs, to ensure safety of the musculoskeletal system and provide profound results. Fee is $24 for the six-week session. Register on the first day of class.

Those who complete four of the six classes in each session will receive a $25 Luther gift card.

Also, there are bonus classes offered in January. The bonus classes for faculty and staff are free and open enrollment. Simply show up. Equipment is provided. Bonus class dates are Wednesdays, Jan 14 and 21.

Thank you

Thanks to all who contributed to the SCI CAN Project at the Staff meeting Christmas Party. We were able to give Chris Norton $266 in cash donations for this worthwhile cause.


No home sporting events this week

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

Chapel schedule

J-term chapel invitation: Drawing on the community patterns of J-term, College Ministries invites people into community daily during J-term at 10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesdays will involve music and preaching in the CRH; Tuesdays we will gather for Table Talk in Marty's, an informal conversation with the campus pastors; Thursdays we will gather for Community Singing with Liz Rog in the CRH; and Fridays we have the opportunity to walk the Prayer Labyrinth in the CRH.

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, in 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.

J-term blood drive

A Red Cross blood drive sponsored by APO will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Brunsdale Lounge between Miller and Dieseth. Call 1-800-733-2767 for available times or make an appointment online. Email Mikayla Brockmeyer <brocmi01>for any questions.


Birthday and anniversary celebrations this week

Dec. 24: Gloria Frana, Andrew Hageman, Yarrow Pasche, Ben Wilbur

Dec. 27: JoAnn Uhlenhake, Kathy Skold, Grace Trimble

Dec. 28: Todd Pedlar, Nathan Porath

Dec. 29: Lea Lovelace, Bethany Balk

Dec. 30: Grace Brickman, Kathy Reed, Julie Chamberlain, Mick Layden

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.

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


To Elmer Hansen on the death of his brother, Ronald Hansen of Kansas City, Kansas.​ Ronald passed away peacefully at his home Dec. 11.


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.

For sale: 2009 John Deere 726e snowblower, four-cycle OHV Briggs & Stratton Snow Series Engine (205cc) with 9.00 ft-lbs gross torque power. Push button 110V electric start standard, recoil start with large mitten grip, aluminized Lo-Tone muffler for reduced noise, 26-inch clearing width, friction disk drive with six forward/two reverse speeds, pin lock wheel differential system, aluminum gear case and steel auger. Bought used from Bodensteiner last year, but we no longer need it because we purchased a used lawn tractor which came with a snow blower attachment. Works great, excellent condition. $750. Contact Paul, <atkipa02>.

For sale: Brother HL-1240 Laser Printer. Windows or Mac, USB cable, toner cartridge. 12 pages per minute. Works fine and is in good shape. Asking $35. Contact Matt, <hughesma>.


And finally...

Merry Christmas!

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." -Calvin Coolidge