Tuesday, June 28

TUESDAY 6/28/16

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Retirement gathering for Jane Hildebrand

Jane Hildebrand retires this month after working for Luther College for more than 31 years. Join the Student Life office from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in Hammarskjold Lounge to celebrate Jane's long service to Luther. A brief program will take place at 3 p.m. A 1974 graduate of Luther, Jane was head women's basketball coach prior to joining the Student Life office as assistant dean. Jane is an ardent supporter of Luther College and her energy and passion for her alma mater is deeply appreciated.

Fourth of July weekend hours

Normal business hours resume Tuesday, July 5.

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Center
Friday-Sunday, July 1-3: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Monday, July 4: Closed

Book Shop
Monday, July 4: Closed

Mail Center
Monday, July 4: Closed

Oneota Market
Monday, July 4: Closed

Monday, July 4: Breakfast served 7-8:30 a.m., lunch served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m, closed for dinner

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

27 summer reads from the Luther community

Preus Library asked the Luther community to share what book (or books) you're looking forward to reading this summer. You answered! Expand your summer reading ideas by browsing this list of recommendations from your fellow Norse.

Wellness water challenge

In honor of National Hydration Day, which was June 23, Wellness is hosting a week-long wellness water challenge. Click here for details and to register by noon Friday, July 8. This week-long challenge will start Sunday, July 10, and end Saturday, July 16. Data shows that up to 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated, which can cause health issues, so let's get hydrated and learn some facts about healthy hydration this week. Participants who meet their personal hydration goals will be eligible for some hydration-related incentives. Email <wellness> with any questions.

Luther Soccer Mini Camp July 25-28

The Luther Soccer Mini Camp for children ages 4-7 will be held July 25-28. The camp provides tremendous instruction from a quality staff with a love for the "beautiful game." Mini camp introduces beginning soccer skills and develops mini-campers' soccer ability. More information is available on Luther's Sports Camps website.

Luther Soccer Instructional Camp July 25-28

The Luther Soccer Instructional Camp, for children ages 8-14, will be held July 25-28. The camp offers Iowa and the Midwest top-quality instruction. The camp enables players to learn basic techniques and tactics of the game in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and support, while advanced players receive collegiate-level training. More information is available on Luther's Sports Camps website

Getting to know you: 2015 first-year students

Among Luther's 2015 first-year cohort:

·  69.9% rated their academic ability "above average" for their age;

·  71.8% feel it's "very important" to help others in difficulty;

·  31.8% anticipated needing special tutoring or remedial work in math, 26.4% in writing;

·  20.8% identify as "agnostic," "atheist" or not affiliated with any religion ("none");

·  73.1% expressed concern about financing their college education.

For details and more information from the latest CIRP Freshman Survey, follow this link, enter your Norse password, and click on the CIRP Freshman Survey: Luther College 2015.

Reminder: College vehicles and cell phones

Per Luther College's Vehicle Use Handbook, college vehicle drivers are required to have access to a cell phone in the vehicle. A college-owned cell phone will be provided, if needed, for emergency use only. Information on the use of college-owned cell phones is provided with the phone. Cell phones or other hand-held devices may not be used while driving.

Book Shop news

Luther alum and Decorah resident Jennifer Gipp's first novel, "Breaking Through the Fog," is available in the Book Shop.


Events this week

June 26-July 24: Lutheran Summer Music Academy and Festival
June 27-30: Camp, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Wednesday, June 29: Concert, Heartland Marimba Festival, Lutheran Summer Music, 7:30 p.m., NRH
Thursday, June 30: Lawn Chair Night, Lutheran Summer Music Praetorius Brass Ensemble, 7 p.m., Winneshiek County Courthouse


Celebrations this week


June 28: Phil Gibbs
June 29: Nicholas Lauer, Sharon Phillips
June 30: Brooke Joyce
July 1: Charles Humphrey-Klimesh, Ronald Ferguson
July 2: Carolyn Hardy
July 3: Jennaya Robison, Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Jeff Naatz
July 4: Sue Halverson, Andrew Whitfield
July 5: Jeanie Lovell, Caleb Timp

Job postings

Alumni administrative and records assistant: The Alumni Office seeks a full-time administrative and records assistant. Successful candidate will perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the Alumni Office. This position calls for the ability to multi-task along with strong attention to detail and organizational skills. High school diploma and at least one to two years of post-high school education required. Two or more years of office-related experience and computer knowledge is necessary. 

International Admissions and Diversity Center assistant: The Center for Global Learning (CGL) and the Diversity Center seek a .90 FTE assistant to provide administrative support to the executive director of the Center for Global Learning and Diversity Center programs. Duties include: manage the Diversity Center office, including all communication with international students and others; organize programs and events; serve as the point person for study abroad insurance enrollment; serve as "on-duty" staff for monitoring Luther's risk intelligence system for global issues; act as the designated official for the federal government's SEVIS immigration system; prepare I-20s and I-901 fee receipts; assist students who need visas, and edit and update the International Admissions, CGL and Diversity Center websites.

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


Holly Moore presented "The Ethical Function of Argument by Example in Plato" on June 24 at a conference on the subject of argumentation in classical antiquity, hosted by Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. A version of this piece is soon to be published in Philosophy and Rhetoric, vol. 49, no. 3.

Dawn Reding, along with colleagues at Iowa State University, published a research article, "Insulin-like signaling (IIS) responses to temperature, genetic background, and growth variation in garter snakes with divergent life histories," in the journal General and Comparative Endocrinology. The article can be accessed for free until July 16


Help wanted: My name is Melanie Bowman and I am a new visiting assistant professor in French. I need help moving my furniture and would like to hire two people to help with heavier objects. Please contact me with your availability, [email protected].

Community event: The Frankville Community Presbyterian Church Women's annual ice cream social is 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Air conditioned and handicapped accessible. Enjoy sloppy joes, grilled chicken sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, potato salad, macaroni salad, homemade pies and angel food cake, ice cream, strawberries and beverages. Cost for the full meal is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-10 and free for children under five. Questions? Contact JoAnn, <uhlejo01>.

Wanted: Little army men. My nephew is making a 4-H project and needs about a thousand little army men. If you have any we can take off your hands (free or cheap) please let me know. Contact Julie, <julie> or 380-4792.

For sale: Desktop computer - i5 3570 3.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and GTX 670 video card. Good for gaming, video editing or just browsing the web. Asking $400. Complete specifications at http://pcpartpicker.com/list/JwLJVY. Contact Matt, <hughesma>.

For sale: Yamaha trumpet in very good condition, includes case and mouthpiece. Purchased from Kephart's and played by our son through high school. $200. Contact Wendy Stevens, <stevenwe>.

For rent: Five-bedroom, three-bath home for rent. New kitchen, two-car garage. $1,800 per month, price does not include utilities. Contact Darcy Wicks, 380-1439.

For rent: Three-bedroom, two-bath duplex for rent. New kitchen, one-car garage. $1,350 per month, price does not include utilities. Contact Darcy Wicks, 380-1439.

For rent: Two-bedroom, one-bath duplex for rent. Newly renovated efficiency kitchen, one-car garage and huge storage room. Located on the edge of town in a country setting, five minutes from town. $650 per month, price does not include utilities. Contact Darcy Wicks, 380-1439.

For sale: Simplicity zero-turn lawn mower with 52-inch deck and 26 horsepower engine. Approximately 260 hours of use. Used for owner's lawn only. Available mid-July. Asking $2,800 or best offer. Email Dan, <marlowda>, for flyer.

For sale: We are downsizing and need to sell our antique oak dining room table. Without leaves, it's 74 inches long, 42 inches wide, and approx 30 inches high. Also has two leaves, each 23 inches. It has eight carved chairs, including two with arms. Please contact Chivonne, <marlowch>, for photos or to make an offer.

Wanted: Looking for a 10-foot long playground slide for our deck. Must be 10 feet long or greater. Happy to purchase or take off your hands. Contact Rachel, <vsetra01> or 379-7098.

For sale: Large cooler, best offer. Contact Joyce, 382-6022.

For sale: Large metal dog kennel, $50. You pick up. Contact Joyce, 382-6022.

For sale: Large home at 807 Maple Avenue. Great neighborhood and nice location. Well maintained 1896 Victorian sits on three lots. Contact Robert Fitton, <fittonro> for a sales flyer.

For sale: Three-bedroom home located very close to Luther College. Move-in ready home with new cement board siding and a new roof. Sit back and appreciate the low utility costs from the solar panels that have been installed. Relax at the end of your day in the spacious back yard that has been professionally landscaped. Contact Janice Numedahl, 380-4084.

For rent: Four-bedroom home located at 302 S. Mill St. This house is only blocks away from the downtown area, schools and trails. The home has a remodeled kitchen and all hardwood flooring. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer are provided. Has a large yard and landlord takes care of all mowing and snow removal. Rent is $800 per month and includes heat. Email Tade, [email protected], for a rental application or with questions.

For rent: One-bedroom home for rent at 506 W. Main St. in downtown Decorah. Blocks away from the bike trail. Appliances included, central air, all rooms on the main level. Rent is $600 per month. Available July 1. Email Tade, [email protected], for a rental application or with questions.

For rent: Recently remodeled two-bedroom home for rent in downtown Decorah. Located at 702 Heivly St., blocks away from the downtown area, bike trail and Upper Iowa River. New kitchen, new bathroom and main level laundry. All appliances included. Rent is $725 per month and tenant pays all utilities. Email Tade, [email protected], for a rental application or with questions.


And finally...

A little Independence Day history lesson from the History.com website:

July Fourth has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83).

In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 2, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later its delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

From 1776 until the present day, July Fourth has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.

"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."

-Erma Bombeck