Tuesday, May 31

TUESDAY 5/31/16

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Edison-Albright appointed college pastor

President Carlson announced the appointment of Anne Edison-Albright as college pastor at Luther. She will join College Pastor Mike Blair in Luther's Office for College Ministries starting Aug. 15.

"Pastor Edison-Albright brings gifts as a preacher, educator and writer to her ministry in the Luther community as well as a deep commitment to the witness of the church in the world," said President Carlson. "I look forward to welcoming her to our vibrant community of faith and learning."

Jessica Paul granted faculty emerita status

At their May 13-14 meeting, the Board of Regents granted faculty emerita status to Jessica Paul, professor of music, who retires this spring after 30 years at Luther. Congratulations, Jessica!


Summer hours

Welcome Center and Dahl Centennial Union
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Mail Center
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

The Book Shop will be open the following Saturdays this summer:

June 11: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
June 18: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
June 25: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
July 23: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
July 30: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Closed until Sunday, June 12
Sunday, June 12: Open for dinner from 5-6:30 p.m.

Starting Monday, June 13: Breakfast served 7-8:30 a.m., lunch served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., dinner served from 5-6:30 p.m.

Marty's, Nordic Brew, Grab 'N Go and C-Store
Closed for the summer 

Preus Library
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Legends Center
-Friday: 6 a.m.-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday: Closed

The Legends Center will be closed June 29-July 8 for cleaning.

Staff Day registration

Forgot to sign up for Staff Day? Don't worry -- those who have not registered for breakout sessions can do so right before the Staff Day lunch at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, in the Cafeteria. The registration table will be outside of the Cafeteria entrance. May the Norse be with you!

Student Leadership Awards presented May 1

The Launching Luther Leaders program announced the recipients of the sixth annual Student Leadership Awards at their banquet held Sunday, May 1, in Peace Dining Room. James Garcia-Prats, men's assistant soccer coach, began the award presentation with a speech titled, "The Sweet Potato and Leadership." The awards honor individuals and groups for their contribution to the college's mission of service.   

Opinions wanted

We're looking for a few good bloggers. Have something to say and aren't sure where to say it? Write for the Ideas and Creations blog. We have several great bloggers, but are always looking for new opinions, fresh ideas and clever takes on just about anything. Interested? Email <ideas> or <julie.trytten> and we'll get you on the schedule, and answer any questions. Thanks for considering it.

New at luther.edu

Emily Gehlsen '16, and Ryan Goos '16, discuss athlete burnout and language loss on the new capstone projects page. And on the collaborative learning page, two stories explain how students worked together to prepare an interpretive display for Luther's new Hmong textile collection and how students created an app, NorseCourse, that aids in class registration.

Fiscal year end approaching  

Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices, supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 10, to be included in the fiscal year 2015-16 budget. No faxed copies. Items for deposit must be sent to OFS by Friday, June 3. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.

How interesting, alums...

  • 89.4% of Luther alums report their undergraduate experience contributed to their critical thinking skills "quite a bit" or "very much";
  • 79.1% currently have jobs requiring skills gained as an undergrad at Luther;
  • 97.6% "agree" or "agree strongly" that faculty were genuinely interested in students;
  • For out-of-the-classroom experiences, the greatest contributions to learning and development after graduation were study abroad, performing arts/music, internships and intercollegiate athletics.

For details and more information from the latest Alumni Survey, follow this link, enter your Norse password and click on the 2015 Fall HEDS Alumni Survey.



Weekday chapel will resume Wednesday, Aug. 31. Opening Convocation will be held Thursday, Sept. 1.

Driftless Safari 2016

Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities is a partner in the Winneshiek County Driftless Safari program. Join in this free scavenger hunt for all ages and abilities and enjoy a summer of discovering some of the best natural, cultural and historic treasures Winneshiek County has to offer. Head to your local Winneshiek County public library to pick up your free materials or visit www.driftless-safari.org for more information. Coordinated by Winneshiek County Conservation, the safari runs from Memorial Day through Halloween.  


Celebrations this week


May 31: Kirk Larsen, Craig Rocksvold, Haylie Franklin
June 2: Andrea Beckendorf, Lindy Moeller
June 3: Doug Tieskoetter
June 4: Janet Monroe, Aaron Steffens, Mark Kubacki
June 5: Gary Moss, Marsha Nierling, Jean Ryan, Robert Vrtis
June 6: Paula Carlson, Laura Mueller, Steve Hornbacher
June 7: Kendall Thompson


June 1: Judith Schnitzler, 20 years
June 4: Kathy Buzza, 15 years

Thank you

Heartfelt thanks to so many in our Luther community who continue to support Empowering Learners Namibia with your annual gifts. Thanks to you, another 40-foot sea container filled with 20,000 books is on its way to the rural north of Namibia for the benefit of the Emanya East Primary School and the Nakaheke Combined School. It's been a great year for our project and it's a joy to be in partnership with you. 

In gratitude,
Ann Sponberg Peterson


Khiam Sayasenh, who has worked at Luther for 15 years, has announced her retirement effective May 30. Thank you, Khiam, for your dedicated service to the college.

New positions

Luther's Publications and Design office will be under new management as of June 1. Michael Bartels will become director of publications and design as Ellen Modersohn transitions to a part-time role at her request. Michael brings 12 years of graphic design experience at Luther and this new position will allow him to expand his role as a creative director. Ellen will continue to write and edit for publications and other printwork produced by the office and will remain the editor of the Luther Alumni Magazine. 

Adelmo Ciucci '14 started his position as wide receivers and assistant strength coach May 17. His office is Regents Center 16, telephone 387-1724.

Job openings

Associate registrar: The Registrar's Office seeks an associate registrar for an 11-month position (.92 FTE). The associate registrar prepares and implements processes that support the academic program, including preparation and maintenance of academic records, registration and degree audit; executes academic policies as approved by the faculty; serves as technology liaison between the Registrar's Office and Information Technology Services; fulfills compliance responsibilities; and serves as primary assistant to the Registrar. A bachelor's degree, minimum of three years experience in student information database management in a higher education setting, and an understanding of a liberal arts college curriculum are required. Priority given to applications submitted by June 10.  

Brandt Hall director: Residence Life seeks a professional, live-in residence hall director for Brandt Hall, responsible for supporting the mission of the college by developing a community conducive to student learning and academic success. This is a 10-month (.83 FTE) position. The Brandt Hall director will work with a population of approximately 330 first-year residents and 16 resident assistants. Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred. Position begins Aug. 1, 2016.

To view complete job descriptions and apply for these position and all current openings, please visit Luther's employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Earlier this spring in Münster, Germany, Robert Christman offered a public lecture sponsored by International Center of the University of Münster and the Humboldt-Club Münsterland. The title of his presentation was "The Antwerp Augustinians:  Life and Death on the Front Lines of the Reformation."

New retiree Ginger Meyette plans to rest and relax, at least for a little while. Ginger and her wife Lynda will be moving to Massachusetts later this summer. Ginger is keeping her eyes open for adjunct or field positions at various colleges and universities, social work positions in social service agencies, and other jobs that don't involve homework. Lynda has accepted a call to serve as minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Northborough, Massachusetts. Her ordination will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Decorah Congregational United Church of Christ with UCC and UU ministers and friends participating in the service. 

Trish Neubauer, coordinator of Student Activities and the Union, is the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Student Advisor award. Awarded to an advisor who demonstrates exceptional leadership, encouragement and support on behalf of his or her group or organization at Luther, the Outstanding Student Advisor award was presented to Trish at the Leadership Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 1. She has been the coordinator for Luther's Student Activities Council since 1981.

Katherine Salazar '17, and Rachel Shaffer '17, received a Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship, created by Karen Julesberg '60, benefits Luther students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO is a federally-funded program providing holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students' academic success, personal development and sense of community.  


For sale: Getaway cottage on the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, one hour from Decorah. All-year river view, two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen with all appliances, sunroom with radiant floor heat, screened porch, patio, storage shed, large parking, surrounded by trees and naturalized irises (blooming now). Contact Ellen, <modeel01>, for information.

For sale: Refurbished 2,000 square foot farmhouse on three-plus acres just two miles outside of Decorah. Additional four-plus acres with pasture, pond and hard surface road access negotiable. Email Dan, <marlowda>, for more information.

Housing wanted: My name is Alexandra Robinson and I am a 2014 Luther graduate. I will be moving to Decorah in August to work in the music department office and am looking for somewhere to live beginning in August. I hope to keep my rent at or under $500 per month. A place that allows pets would be a plus – I don't have one at the moment, but might like to in the future. I'm hoping to find a place with a washer, dryer and utilities. I am a non-smoker. I can be reached at [email protected] or (952) 297-5338. 

For sale: 2008 Cub Cadet GT-2500 Series riding lawn mower with 54-inch deck. New battery, 278 hours of use. Minimum bid is $1,500. Please email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, June 1. Luther College reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Lightly used exercise bike with electronic console. $75 or best offer. Pictures available upon request. Contact Kim, [email protected] or 419-8357.

For sale: Attractive, round maple pedestal table with four chairs and two leaves in good condition. $250 or best offer. Call (773) 791-1141.

For sale: New camel colored sofa with three pillows. Seldom used and in excellent condition. $300 or best offer. Call (773) 791-1141.

For sale: Used Vision Fitness treadmill. Purchased in 2007 for $1,500. Needs belt adjustment to avoid slipping. Make me an offer. Must go to make room for retirement storage! Contact Jessica, 382-8625.

For sale: Used Roland EM-10 "Creative" electric keyboard with carrying case. Sixty-one keys, Yamaha sustaining pedal included. $65. Contact Jessica, 382-8625.

For sale: Used Brinkmann Propane Smoke 'N Grill, $25. Fully functional, dual-purpose cooker features bi-level grill positioning, self-ignitor and temperature control/gauge. Will include lava rocks, which help stabilize heat for longer cooks. Pick-up only. Contact Mike, 387-7119.


And finally...

May 12-June 16 is National Family Month. Here are just a few of the 101 fun things to do with family this summer from care.com.

  1. Volunteer.
  2. Make a photo journal or a family yearbook.
  3. Have a luau in the backyard.
  4. Make a fort out of cardboard boxes.
  5. Visit a farmer's market.
  6. Stage an A to Z scavenger hunt, where you have to find something that starts with every letter. 
  7. Pick berries.
  8. Have a picnic at a state park.
  9. Make ice cream. 
  10. Go canoeing.
  11. Write and illustrate your own book and have it published into an actual hardcover book using IlluStory.
  12. Forget cooking -- set up an ice cream sundae buffet for dinner.