Tuesday, June 7

TUESDAY 6/07/16

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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."


OFS closes out fiscal year

The college's fiscal year ended May 31. The Office for Financial Services reminds all faculty and staff that supplies, materials, etc., must have been received by May 31 to be expensed to a fiscal year 2015-16 budget. Additionally, all outstanding travel expense reports, credit card reports, original invoices (no faxed copies), supporting purchase orders/purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to OFS by June 10 to be included in the fiscal year 2015-16 budget. Items for deposit that were in Luther's possession by May 31 should be brought to OFS immediately. Call with questions and as always, thank you for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.

Today is Staff Day

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!

12:15 p.m.: Lunch in Cafeteria
1:15 p.m.: Breakout session one
2:15 p.m.: Breakout session two
3:15 p.m.: Staff recognition celebration in CFL Main Hall
4 p.m.: End of day for those who participate in Staff Day

Summer food education opportunities

As part of the CSA Rebate Program, the Center for Sustainable Communities is offering a series of noontime cooking classes, farm tours, potlucks and more this summer. CSA Program participants are required to participate in two of these events, but all members of the campus community are invited to attend these free opportunities. For more information and to register, visit the Food Education website.

Wellness summer walking/movement program

Plan to walk or do something else of equal or greater exertion this summer? Sign up, record your movement and earn coupons for food items in Oneota Market for every 150 minutes you move between June 8-Aug. 24. The CDC's "2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week to improve your health. View this Google form for full instructions, times you can join others to walk, and details on how to log your walking/movement and earn coupons.

What's new in KATIE, summer 2016 edition

KATIE has been fully migrated to eThink Education servers. To learn more, see What's New with KATIE - Summer 2016. Questions? Please notify the KATIE Support Team by contacting the ITS Technology Help Desk, 387-1000 or <helpdesk>.

What are you looking forward to reading this summer?

Preus Library is constructing a list of Great Summer Reads recommended by our campus community. We would love to include community suggestions on our list! Submit reading recommendations online. Responses are anonymous. Haven't yet thought about what to read this summer? Never fear, there will be plenty of ideas when the list is published.

New at luther.edu

Biology and dance major Taylor Berg '16 talks about her capstone project, choreography that draws from her research on anti-racism policies and practices, using movement as a tool to evoke the tension between aggression and reconciliation.

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.

And the following Saturdays:
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.

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.


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


June 7: Kendall Thompson
June 9: Brad Miller, Robert Wafula, Allison Hren
June 10: Michael Geary, Maren Johnson
June 11: Julia Hageman, Heather Novak, Hidie Roach
June 13: Mary Overvold-Ronningen, David Ranum, Michael Smith


June 11: Julie Shockey Trytten, 15 years


To Chris Johnson on the death of her father-in-law, Gerald Schacht of Decorah, on May 25.

Job openings

Admissions counselor: The Admissions Office seeks a full-time admissions counselor. Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographic region, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Duties also include interviewing prospective students on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities and events as assigned. Extensive travel is required and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. A bachelor's degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license.

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.


Nancy Gates-Madsen's book, "Trauma, Taboo, and Truth-Telling: Listening to Silences in Post-Dictatorship Argentina," was published by the University of Wisconsin Press as part of their Critical Human Rights series. She also was an invited panelist for the Latin American Studies Association Congress session "Managing Memory: Human Rights Landscape and the Road Ahead." She presented the paper "Silences, Taboos, and Human Rights in Argentina" at the LASA Congress on May 27 in New York City.

Diane Scholl's poem "Life Studies" appears in the current issue of Cold Mountain Review. Another poem, "Closing," will appear in a forthcoming issue of Sow's Ear Poetry Review.


For sale: Used Vision Fitness treadmill, model 9250 Simple. Purchased in 2007 for $1,500. Needs belt adjustment to avoid slipping. $500 or best offer. Must go to make room for retirement storage! Contact Jessica, 382-8625.

For rent: Fully furnished three bedroom, two bath home located near Phelps Park. Available mid-August 2016 thru May 31, 2017 while owners are away. $1,100 per month. No pets and no smoking. Contact Mark Harman at Harman Realty, 380-9137.

For rent: We have apartments on North Street available at the end of August (two bedroom, three bedroom, and three four-bedroom apartments). No smoking. Cats are ok. Contact Michael or Leslie, <smitmi01> or 382-6527, for more information.

Housing wanted: My name is Melanie Bowman and I am a new visiting assistant professor in French. I'm trying to secure housing for the coming year, and I'm open to sharing with a roommate. I'm a non-smoker and have no pets. I can be reached at [email protected] or (320) 293-4041.

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.

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


And finally...

The United Nations General Assembly has designated June 8 as World Oceans Day. According to the U.N. website, "the concept of a 'World Oceans Day' was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world's shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it."

This year's theme is "Healthy oceans, healthy planet," with a focus on stopping plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is a serious threat because plastic degrades slowly, polluting waterways for a long time. In addition, plastic pollution impacts the health of aquatic animals because animals, including zooplankton, mistake the microbeads for food. Scientists are also concerned about health impacts for humans.

A few ocean facts and figures:

  • Oceans cover three-quarters of the Earth's surface, contain 97 percent of the Earth's water, and represent 99 percent of the living space on the planet by volume.
  • Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.
  • Globally, the market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at $3 trillion per year or about five percent of global GDP.
  • Oceans contain nearly 200,000 identified species, but actual numbers may lie in the millions.
  • Oceans absorb about 30 percent of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.
  • Oceans serve as the world's largest source of protein, with more than 2.6 billion people depending on the oceans as their primary source of protein.
  • Subsidies for fishing are contributing to the rapid depletion of many fish species and are preventing efforts to save and restore global fisheries and related jobs.
  • As much as 40 percent of the world's oceans are heavily affected by human activities, including pollution, depleted fisheries, and loss of coastal habitats.