Tuesday, July 5

TUESDAY 7/5/16

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TIAA-CREF consultations July 11-13

A TIAA-CREF advisor will offer individual counseling sessions on the following days:

Monday, July 11: 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Space is limited. Register online or call (800) 732-8353 between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held in the Financial Aid conference room, Main 27. 

New on the TIAA website

Visit the TIAA website on a regular basis. TIAA's Luther College microsite was updated with a new look and feel on June 24. It offers enhanced functionality including a more simple design and content, automated plan details and more engaging tools like the "Insights Wizard" and a paycheck calculator.

Also on the TIAA website, read "What to do—and what not to do—when markets get shaky."

Legends Center closed for cleaning

The Legends Fitness for Life Center is closed for cleaning through July 8. The Legends Center will re-open at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 9.

New in leisure reading at Preus Library

Looking for summer reading ideas? Check out the latest additions to Preus Library's leisure reading collection, including "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik, winner of the Nebula Award; "The Vegetarian" by Han King, winner of the Man Booker Prize; "Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS" by Joby Warrick, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; and "Homegoing" by Yasa Gyasi, a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop.

See all the latest additions online and visit the Leisure Reading section on the main floor of the library for even more options. Check back often to see what's new. Is there a book you would like to see on our leisure reading shelf? Please send suggestions to <reading>.

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 top-quality instruction for players from Iowa and throughout the Midwest. 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


Events this week

July 6-9: Wrestling Team Camp 1
July 10-14: Distance Running Camp
July 11-4: Wrestling Team Camp 2
July 11-15: Discovery Camp: Survival

Saturday, July 9: Concert, Sounds of Summer Institute, Lutheran Summer Music Academy, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, July 10: Recital, Praetorius Brass Ensemble, Lutheran Summer Music Academy, 7:30 p.m., NRH
Monday, July 11: Recital, Omega String Quartet, Lutheran Summer Music Academy, 7:30 p.m., NRH

CSA farm tour and potluck July 7

Patchwork Green Farm invites members of the Luther community to tour the farm and enjoy a potluck dinner on Thursday, July 7 at 3031 Middle Hesper Road, Decorah. The tour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the potluck at 7 p.m. There will be tents for shade, a serving table, and water will be available. Please bring your own table service and a dish to pass (made with local veggies, if possible). Kids are welcome. Register online. Questions? Contact Jessica <skjoje01>.


Celebrations this week


July 5: Jeanie Lovell, Caleb Tim
July 6: Andrew Bailey, Barb Hammel, Ivan Hackman
July 8: David Grouws
July 9: Tony Mutsune
July 10: Aaron Lurth, Kelly Wedmann, David Thompson, Bobbi-Jo Molokken, Chauncy Eggland
July 11: Terry Ollendieck, Philip Freeman, Susan Ludeking, Dustin Cote
July 12: Brian Caton, Melanie Batoff


To Kerri Mahr and family on the death of Kerri's mother-in-law, Lila Mahr, of Waukon, who passed away June 29. Funeral services were held July 2 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dorchester.

Job postings

Custodial staff: Full-time Regents Center custodian. General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned building, including lobbies, entrances, classrooms, offices, hallways, break rooms, auditoriums, SRC, conference rooms, staircases, restrooms and shower rooms. Hours will generally be 2-10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.

Regional admissions counselor: Full-time admissions counselor to be based in Des Moines, Iowa. Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from Des Moines and southern Iowa. Extensive travel is required, and the successful candidate must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Candidates must be currently based in the Des Moines area, or be willing to relocate to the area at the time of employment. The counselor will work from an office at home when not traveling. Bachelor's degree is required as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge, and the ability to make public presentations. Applicants must also have a valid driver's license. Previous experience in admissions or a related field is preferred, and an appreciation for residential, liberal arts colleges is helpful.

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 Student and Exchange Visitor Information 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.


Babysitter available: My 16-year-old daughter, Cydney, is visiting me for the summer and is interested in earning some money. She is an experienced babysitter and is available for childcare and pet or house-sitting. If interested, contact Guy <guynave>. Thanks!

For sale: Schwinn Airdyne exercise bike with wheels to roll it out of the way, $50 or best offer. Contact Dan, <marlowda>.

For sale: Older scroll saw, best offer. Contact Dan, <marlowda>.

Free: Hitachi 28-inch color television with remote. Works great and would be a good "game room" television. If interested or if you would like more information, contact Mary, <weisma02>.

For rent: Furnished, gorgeous, updated two-bedroom downtown apartment available at 222½ East Water St. Upstairs apartment overlooking downtown with all new stainless steel appliances including stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Hardwood floors and beautiful furnishings, including a Sleep Number bed. Second bedroom could be an office. Huge back deck with great view of bluffs. Large eat-in kitchen, sunny living room, great built-ins. $950 per month, available August 1. No pets, no smoking. References required. Call Shawna Todd, (612) 363-6135.

For rent: Fully furnished three-bedroom, two-bath home for rent, located near Phelps Park. Availability is very flexible. $1,100 per month. No pets, no smoking. Contact listing agent Mark Harman, 380-9137.

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].

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.


And finally...

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
- Muhammad Ali