Tuesday, July 12

TUESDAY 7/12/16

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Luther seeks Friendship Families for new international students

The International Student Friendship Family Program seeks individuals and families in the Decorah community to help incoming international students adjust to life at Luther and in the United States. The goal of the program is to promote international understanding and develop an appreciation of how others live and view the world. Interested individuals and families can sign up on the Diversity Center website.

Fair food comes to Luther

On Wednesday, July 13, celebrate the Winneshiek County Fair with lunch at Oneota Market. Enjoy local pork chops and potato packs, hot off the grill, served with a green salad for only $5.50.

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Ronald Ferguson, Terry Ollendieck, Birgitta Meade, Brian Solberg and Carol Jeide! Please enjoy a free lunch on us in the Caf or Grab-N-Go. Ronald, Terry, Birgitta, Brian and Carol were randomly selected from the July faculty/staff birthday calendar.

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."

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? Send suggestions to <reading>.


Events this week

Through July 14: Wrestling Team Camp 2
Through July 15: Discovery Camp: Survival
July 14-15: Football Triple Option Team Camp
July 15-17: Soccer Elite Camp
July 17-20: Wrestling Team Camp 3

July 12: Recital, Sine Nomine Faculty Ensemble, Lutheran Summer Music Academy, 7:30 p.m., NRH
July 14: Recital, Movere Woodwind Quintet, Lutheran Summer Music Academy, 7:30 p.m., NRH
July 17: Worship Service, LSM Bach Cantata, 10:15 a.m., CFL Main Hall
July 18: Concert, Composition Fresh Ink, Lutheran Summer Music Academy, 7:30 p.m., NRH


Celebrations this week


July 12: Brian Caton, Melanie Batoff
July 13: Brad Chamberlain, Marian Kaehler, Steve Holland, Ryan Pederson
July 14: Rachel Faldet, Jacob Niedermann
July 16: Aaron Hafner
July 18: Birgitta Meade
July 19: Ruby Dvorak, Gordon Roble


July 16: Ron Fritz, 15 years

New positions

David Johnson started as custodial staff on July 5. His office is Ylvisaker, telephone 387-2239.

Job postings

Director of Development: Full-time director will manage and coordinate planning, implementing and sustaining comprehensive campaigns; manage the major and planned gift and the research efforts of the Development office; and coordinate the promotion of institutional fundraising. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years in development work, sales or related area is required. This position requires travel on a regular basis as well as frequent evening and weekend hours.

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.

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/.

Careers with the Norse Culinary Team 

Join the Norse Culinary Team and train with highly creative and talented chefs, preparing fresh daily meals from scratch using the finest ingredients, including locally grown produce. Various full-time and part-time shifts are available with advancement and promotion within. No experience needed. An excellent benefit package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k). Uniforms are provided along with a free meal while working. Learn more and apply at luther.edu/dining/employment or apply in person in the Dining Services Office, Dahl Centennial Union 8. Call 387-1030 for more information. 


Decorah is one of four communities in northeast Iowa highlighted in "America's Walking Renaissance," published by America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative. The book examines how nine locations across the U.S. are getting back on their feet to embrace walking and become more walkable. Decorah is part of the northeast Iowa location, which also includes Postville, West Union and Clermont/Elgin. "To have northeast Iowa featured in the 'America's Walking Renaissance' case book is amazing. Kudos to all of the champions working for healthy changes in their communities," said Ann Mansfield, Luther's project coordinator for NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative. This new book serves as an important look back at the progress made to encourage walking across the U.S. and a guide and inspiration for communities just getting started on the path to walkability. To learn more and download a copy of the book, visit www.americawalks.org/americas-walking-renaissance.


Volunteers needed: Seeking help at Nordic Fest, July 28-30. Lefse Booth needs volunteers. No experience necessary. We're a fun group, a mix of Luther folks and community members (and some out-of-towners), working together to sell some great lefse for the Fest. Please contact Julie, <julie> or 387-1865, if interested in volunteering or learning more.

For sale: Microsoft Band 2 fitness tracker, size medium. In good shape, a few scuffs on the clasp but no scratches on the face. Comes in original box with charging cord and manuals. $100. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.

For sale: Women's Shimano bike in excellent used condition. Asking $150. It's a great bike – I'm just ready to try something different. Contact Claire, [email protected].

For sale: Chacos ZX/2 Yampa sandals, women's size 7. Well cared for, thoroughly cleaned and ready for your summer adventures. $45 or best offer. Contact Maggie, <fonsma01>.

For sale: Used Vision Fitness treadmill. Now accepting low offers. Bought in 2007, original price was $1,500. Needs adjustment of belt to avoid slipping. Must go to make room for retirement storage. Contact Jessica, 382-8625.

Wanted: Quart jars for non-profit event. Please leave at the red barn by Baker Village. Questions? Call Geri, 569-8293.

For rent: Three-bedroom brick house in the "Flats" neighborhood, near Decorah High School, available July 20. Living room gas fireplace, pleasant dining room, finished basement, almost new dishwasher, washer and dryer. Two-car attached garage. Corner lot with flower or vegetable garden space. Quiet friendly street, two blocks from (former) Twin Bridges and the bike trail. This is a cozy, homey place to live. $1,300 per month, plus one month's rent as security deposit. Contact Ruth, [email protected]. Will be kind of off grid during RAGBRAI!

For rent: Two-bedroom apartment on the west side of Decorah. Includes a one-car garage. Close to Luther and downtown. Contact Mark, 380-9101. 

Housing wanted: I will be moving to Decorah in August for a position with Luther. I am a single, non-smoking female with no pets. I have been offered a temporary position, so a renting situation that could be flexible would be ideal for me. I am interested in living with someone if possible to keep costs lower. If you have a property like this or are looking for a roommate, please email Alexandra, [email protected]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 Aug. 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.


And finally...

Today is Simplicity Day, a day that encourages folks to live more simply and in balance. Check the Simplicity Day website for more information.

"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life."

-John Burroughs

"The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things."

-Elise Boulding