Tuesday, March 22

TUESDAY 3/22/16

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Sexual misconduct training

Luther College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment where all members of the community—students, faculty, staff and visitors—are treated with respect and dignity. Therefore, the college will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form. Sexual misconduct is not only an act against an individual; it is also an act that affects the entire college community.

As part of Luther's comprehensive prevention program, all faculty and staff must complete Haven for Faculty and Staff. This online training provides critical education on sexual harassment and connections with support resources, discusses factors that contribute to sexual and relationship violence and empowers faculty and staff to become leaders in prevention. Log-in instructions and a registration code were sent to all faculty and staff email addresses on March 15. Please complete Part One of the training (approximately 60 minutes in length) by April 8. After 30 days you will receive an invitation to complete Part Two of the training (approximately 10 minutes). Contact Matt Bills, <bills>, with questions.


President Carlson's office hours

Due to her travel schedule, President Carlson will not have office hours during spring break. Office hours will resume next week and will be announced in the March 29 edition of the Tuesday.

Wellness blood screening April 14

The second on-campus wellness blood screening for 2016 will be held from 6:30-8 a.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Mott Room. Fasting is required for 12 hours prior to the blood draw. To sign up for a time, email Vicky, <jaegervi>. Cost for the basic blood draw is $35; a blood draw for a PSA test for men over age 40 is $40. Payment is required the day of the blood draw and will be reimbursed. Cost for an A1C blood draw is $30. For the A1C test, your physician must send the request to the lab before the day of the blood draw. The $30 fee will be applied to the normal deductible and out-of-pocket limits.

There will be another blood draw on Tuesday, May 3. To make an appointment for May 3, email Vicky, <jaegervi>.

Strengths Sunday Workshop April 3

The next Strengths Sunday Workshop will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in Olin 213. Students take the assessment with the workshop to follow. Please encourage students to attend, as this is an excellent opportunity for seniors, juniors and sophomores to participate in Strengths if they have not already done so through a class, team or other group during their time at Luther. Students must register online and select the April 3 Strengths-Based Education Workshop. Questions? Contact Ann Landstrom, Strengths program coordinator, at <landan02>. 

Spring tennis for students in grades K-8

Assistant coach Miriam Skrade is teaming up with Luther tennis players to offer tennis clinics for students in grades K-8. Clinics will be held on Luther's outdoor tennis courts on five Tuesdays this spring: April 5, 12 and 26, and May 3 and 10. May 17 will be a make-up date if an earlier date is rained out. Students in grades K-4 meet from 5:45-6:30 p.m.; 5th-8th graders meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 for students in grades K-4, $40 for students in grades 5-8. To register, contact Miriam, <mbskrade> or (515) 203-1068.

Sustainability news: Charge with the wind

When the wind is strong enough, Luther's wind turbine is capable of producing more electricity than we can use on campus. The excess energy produced by the turbine is fed back to the grid and used in Decorah. Sunny, breezy days are great times to charge computers or phones, do laundry, or cook a meal.

Leadership for Community Health Improvement workshop June 15-17

Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, will host community leaders from throughout the Midwest for an interactive three-day workshop, Leadership for Community Health Improvement. Scheduled for June 15-17, the workshop focuses on changing conditions in communities in five key areas: food systems development, increasing opportunities for active daily living, school intervention policies, working with early childhood centers and youth leadership.

Coupons for Student Employee Appreciation Week

Give student workers a little treat to show them how much they are appreciated during National Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 3-9. A coupon for a Marty's cookie or a shake from Nordic Brew is a nice gesture of appreciation. Order coupons online and Dining Services will have them ready for pick up within 48 hours. Questions? Contact Dining Services Office, <diningservices> or 387-1030.

Community supported agriculture rebates for 2016

Eat well and support local farmers. Employee households are eligible to receive up to $100 towards the purchase of a community supported agriculture share in 2016. A list of participating CSA farms and share options can be found online. There's something for everyone.

Luther community garden plots available

Gardening season is right around the corner. Whether a lifelong gardener looking for a new space, a new gardener interested in growing some veggies for the first time or somewhere in-between, everyone is welcome at the community garden. We offer full (20'x20') plots for $30, half plots (20'x10') for $20 and student plots (10'x10') for $10. Fill out the request form to reserve a plot. 

Lunch hour yoga starts March 30

Join Molly Lesmeister for a six-week yoga session March 30-May 4. The class meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays in Studio II in the CFA. Classes are 50 minutes in length. Props are provided, no experience necessary. Registration is $18. Payment is due the first day of class; make checks payable to Luther College. To register, email Molly, [email protected].

Women, Faith and Finance seminar

Luther will host the 12th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar Friday, April 8, at the Hotel Winneshiek. Women of all ages are invited to come learn more about financial management, retirement and estate planning, and charitable giving. Registration is $30; bring a friend and each participant will save $5. First 75 paid registrants receive their choice of two resource books. To register, go to www.luther.edu/wff or e-mail Jeanie Lovell, <lovellje>, for more information. 

Health care documents and resources available online

The following 2016 documents are available on the Human Resources website. Please call 387-1134 to request a paper copy.

The Human Resources website also has links to help you navigate things such as:

Health care update

Luther College health care participants have access to a dedicated team of UMR representatives by phone from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Calls made outside of these hours are answered through UMR's larger call service center. The phone number is on your UMR health care card. An online chat service is also available 24/7 upon signing in to www.umr.com.

2016 summer reading

The Paideia 111-112 planning committee has chosen Karen Joy Fowler's novel "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" as the 2016 summer reading. It's a book about behavioral science, the ethics of animal research as well as animal rights, and a unique bond in a not-quite-ordinary family.

Study away photo prize drawing

McKenna Campbell-Potter '16 won the $50 gift card prize drawing for students who submitted their study away photos to the Luther Alumni Magazine. The magazine, with a display of student photos, will be published in May.

Spring break hours

Regular hours resume Tuesday, March 29.

Legends Center
Tuesday-Thursday, March 22-24: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 25-27
: Closed
Monday, March 28: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.

Preus Library
Tuesday-Thursday, March 22-24: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
-Sunday, March 25-27: Closed
Monday, March 28
: 8 a.m.-midnight

Welcome Center and Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday-Thursday, March 22-24: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 25: Closed
Saturday, March 26: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27: Closed
Monday, March 28: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Thursday, March 22-24: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 25-27: Closed
Monday, March 28: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store and Grab-N-Go
Tuesday-Monday, March 22-28: Closed

Tuesday, March 22-Sunday, March 27: Closed
Monday, March 28: Open for dinner 5-7:30 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday-Thursday, March 22-24: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 25-27: Closed
Monday, March 28: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday–Thursday, March 22-24: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, March 25-27: Closed
Monday, March 28: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Farwell elevator unavailable during spring break

A reminder to faculty and staff who use the Farwell elevator: Farwell Hall will be closed for spring break until 10 a.m. Sunday, March 27. The Farwell elevator will not be available during this time; please plan accordingly.


Chapel this week

Wednesday-Monday, March 23-28: No chapel

Events this week

Monday, March 28: Guest recital, James Kaufmann, piano, 7:30 p.m., NRH

'Illuminate' student art exhibit on display through April 11

"Illuminate," an exhibit by Abbey Syme '16, is on display through April 11 in the Gregerson Gallery in the CFA. The exhibit focuses on the use of light and projections on frames, canvas, paper, gels and plexiglass to explore memories and their intangible nature, despite human attempts to preserve them through pictures and repetition.

Guest recital: James Kaufmann, piano

In a collaborative effort of piano, trumpet and dance, James Kaufmann will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, in the NRH. Titled "Bach, Bartók and Dance," the recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Concert Band homecoming concert March 31

The Luther College Concert Band will close their 2016 spring break Midwest tour with a homecoming concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission and will be streamed live.

Delta Rae concert April 1

American folk-rock band Delta Rae will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the CFL Main Hall. "Their music touches on all aspects of Americana—gospel, country, blue grass and blues. That said, the songs are strong pop and have wide appeal," said Seymour Stein, Warner Brothers vice president and co-founder of Sire Records. Singer-songwriter and Iowa native Chris Bathgate will open the show. Tickets, $15, are on sale at tickets.luther.edu. The concert is sponsored by SAC Spotlight.

Luther College Dance Marathon April 2

More than 400 Luther students will dance for 12 hours straight on Saturday, April 2, to raise money and awareness for children with lifelong illnesses. Come support Luther dancers and help LCDM reach its goal of raising $65,000 in the third annual Dance Marathon. Community hours are from 1-5 p.m. All proceeds raised benefit the Children's Miracle Network through the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Questions? Contact Emily, <starem01>.


Celebrations this week


March 22: Kate Narveson
March 23: Teri Olson
March 25: Corine Carlson
March 26: Robert Fitton, Jennifer Olufsen, Kim O’Brien, Lindsey Row-Heyveld
March 27: Michael Engelhardt, Rachel Moser, Jennifer Larson
March 28: Jan Schnitzler, Elise Lund, Elizabeth Finanger
March 29: Sue Thompson, Brad Balk

New employees

Sharon Rathbun started her position as custodial staff March 14. Her office is in Facilities Services, telephone 387-1145.

Trisha Soiney began her position as donor records coordinator March 16. Her office is Loyalty 121, telephone 387-1517.


Showing how small actions by individuals can accumulate into a powerful force to benefit all, Luther students will present "Body of Water," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in Ames as part of the "Art of Water 2016" event. "Body of Water," a project conceptualized by Jodi Enos-Berlage and Jane Hawley, uses video, music and dance to tell the intimate story of water usage and quality


Free: Buckshot is a middle-aged beagle my family adopted from the shelter three and a half years ago. He is affectionate, shy and quiet, and enjoys walks and naps. Due to changing family circumstances we are hoping to find a new home for him as soon as possible. He is up-to-date on his shots. Please contact Bailey, <mulhba01>, for more information and photos.

Women's Weekend Out: Looking for a Women's Weekend Out activity? Enjoy a free showing of the movie "War Room" at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, at the Decorah Covenant Church sanctuary, 115 Washington St. Coffee and refreshments provided. Questions? Contact Jean, <gehlje01>.

Found: Two coats, left in the CFL after the Celtic Nights performance and Scholar Weekend. Brands are Salmon River Traders (men's tall) and Brave Soul Black Label (XL). Stop by the CFL to view and claim.

Wanted: I will be working at Luther for about six weeks this summer (mid-June through the end of July) and am looking for an inexpensive place to live. If you or anyone you know would be willing to house me, please email Rachel, <reimra01>.

For sale: ​1991 16'x60​' three-bedroom trailer for sale. Located in Cresco. Call Jerome, 380-8183.

For sale: Casio Privia PX-130 88-key digital piano plus "On-Stage Stands" piano stand. Excellent condition, purchased new in 2013. Works perfectly, no issues. Includes original instruction papers and Casio Piano Scores music booklet. $450 or best offer. Contact Lianna, <stewli03>.

Wanted: Looking to buy a used booster seat for a seven-year-old. Hoping to find an inexpensive (or free) one to have when babysitting my niece. Contact Cheryl, <wiesch01>.

Wanted: Looking for a used stereo speaker system with a CD player in good repair. High quality sound is important. Let me know what you have and your asking price. Contact Jon, <ailajo01>.

For sale: 2013 men's Specialized Roubaix full carbon fiber road bike. Low miles, pristine condition. Size 56 cm. $1,000 or best offer. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.

Free: Full-size antique bedframe with box spring and mattress to give away. Moved and don't have room for it. Contact Ivan, (715) 441-1992.

Free: 13-inch TV (not flatscreen). Contact Jane, <kempjane> or 382-4188.

For sale: 1994 Ford F150 with six cylinder engine. Four speed, 102,000 miles, includes Tommy Lift. Truck can be seen at Facilities Services. Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, March 23. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.


And finally...

March 21-25 is Iowa's Severe Weather Awareness Week. Winneshiek County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service will conduct a severe weather drill from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24. The Decorah Police Department, Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and the Calmar Police Department will participate in the National Weather Service's statewide drill. Outdoor warning sirens will be activated countywide by the Decorah Communication Dispatchers. All sirens will be sounded for 3-5 minutes to test for functionality.

Subsequent shorter tests may occur depending on maintenance needs. Please refrain from calling 911 to inquire about the sirens, as you may take the dispatch person away from a true emergency. For questions or comments use the non-emergency lines by calling the Police Department at 382-3667 or the Sheriff’s Office at 382-4268.

Tests will also be conducted via weather radios:

10 a.m.: Tornado watch drill
10:15 a.m.: Tornado warning drill
10:30 a.m.: "All clear" drill