Tuesday, July 19

TUESDAY 7/19/16

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Sparkes appointed dean for institutional planning and mission

President Carlson announced the appointment of Terry Sparkes, Luther associate dean and associate professor of religion, as dean for institutional planning and mission at Luther. She will begin her new duties Aug. 15.

Sparkes has served as associate dean and director of curriculum development and college honors since 2008. The position of dean for institutional planning and mission is a re-visioned position that combines elements of Sparkes' current portfolio with additional responsibilities for strategic planning, college accreditation and church relations.


Wellness sleep challenge

In preparation for the busy academic year, when sleep often gets put on the back burner, Wellness is hosting a two-week sleep challenge with the goal of promoting proper sleep quality, quantity and patterns. The challenge starts Sunday, July 31, and ends Saturday, Aug. 13. Click here for details and to register by noon Friday, July 29. Sign up, learn about sleep and how it relates to health and work, and get your sleep on track for the year. Participants who meet their personal sleep goals will be eligible for some sleep-related incentives. Email <wellness> with any questions.

Regents Center parking lot maintenance 

The Regents Center parking lot will be closed the week of Monday, July 25, for seal coating. All vehicles must be removed from the lot by the evening of Sunday, July 24.

Legends Center closure

The upstairs/balcony of the Legends Center will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, and re-open at 6 a.m. Friday, July 29.

New policies for bidding and contracts

New policies for bidding and contracts have recently been reviewed by the Cabinet and approved by President Carlson. The updated versions can be found on Luther's policies website.

Colleague and my.luther unavailable Aug. 5-8

ITS will move Colleague from a Unidata database to a Microsoft SQL Server database Aug. 5-8. Colleague and my.luther will be unavailable starting at noon Aug. 5. Both services are expected to be available again Aug. 8. Visit the ITS blog for details.

New at luther.edu

Leah Rasmussen '17 and professor Jill Wilson discuss their research on the sight-singing capabilities of middle and high school students.

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.


Events this week

Through July 20: Wrestling Team Camp 3
July 20-23: Volleyball Individual Camp
July 20: Football Individual Camp
July 21-23: Football Eleven-Man Team Camp
July 22-24: Soccer Team Camp
July 22-25: Luther Dance Camp
July 24-30: Pre-College Sustainability
July 24-26: Volleyball Team Camp
July 25-28: Midwest Christian Ashram
July 25-28: Soccer Instructional Camp and Mini Camp

Lutheran Summer Music Academy events

Wednesday, July 20: Hymn Festival, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Thursday, July 21: Festival Band concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Friday, July 22:
Festival Choir concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Saturday, July 23:
Collegium Musicum, 9:30 a.m., NRH; Jazz Ensemble concert, 1 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Festival Orchestra concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall
Sunday, July 24: Festival Porch Brass, 8:30 a.m., CFL; Festival worship service, 9 a.m., CFL Main Hall

Farewell reception for Ann Sponberg Peterson July 28

After 11 years as director of Development, Ann Sponberg Peterson's last day at Luther will be Friday, July 29. In August she will begin a new job at her alma mater, Gustavus Adolphus College. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend a farewell reception in her honor from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in Hammarskjold Lounge. There will be a brief program at 3 p.m. Please join the Alumni and Development offices as we thank Ann for her exemplary work and faithful service to Luther College. 


Celebrations this week


July 19: Ruby Dvorak, Gordon Roble
July 20: Brenda Broghamer
July 21: Debbie Karr, Doris Patterson, Sarah Wilder
July 22: Kris Franzen
July 23: Brian Solberg
July 24: Sophia Engelman, Melissa Bothun
July 25: Mark Worcester, Emily Neal, Nicole Waskow, Elizabeth Steding
July 26: George Hamilton, Paul Savariappan


July 22: Peggy Lensing, 20 years

New positions

Michael Espey started as Multimedia Strategic Fellow on July 11. His office is Preus Library 100A, telephone 387-1823.

Job posting

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.

To view a complete job description and apply for this position 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. 


Jonathon Struve has been appointed the Iowa district governor of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world. Its mission is to encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of talented musicians. As the Iowa district governor, Struve will oversee the activities of the organization's two state chapters, track membership and participation, assist with organizing conferences and auditions in the state and region, and serve as an adjudicator for the biennial NATS-Artist Awards competition.


For sale: Pair of Infinity speakers, barely used. 30-inches high x 12-inches x 12-inches. $25 for the pair. Contact Jessica, <pauljess>. 

For sale: Unfinished pine boards, 36-inches long by 16-inches wide. Sixteen boards available. Best offer. Contact Joyce, 382-6022.

For sale: Cement blocks, 15-inches x 8-inches. Sixteen blocks available for $1.50 each. Contact Joyce, 382-6022.

For sale: 2002 Ford Focus station wagon with 109,000 miles. In excellent condition with new tires and new battery. Asking $2,799. Contact Stu, 379-7884 or [email protected].

For sale: 2005 Buick Rendezvous with third-row seating, front-wheel drive and moon roof. 135,000 miles. New front brakes, replaced head gasket recently. Asking $3,500. Contact Bobbi-Jo, <molobo01>.

For sale: 2005 Pontiac Vibe with all-wheel drive and moon roof. 169,000 miles. Air conditioner does not work, needs new catalytic converter, but runs fine currently. Tires and battery were new last fall and few miles since then. Asking $3,500. Contact Bobbi-Jo, <molobo01>.

For rent: Two-three bedroom house with double garage, close to downtown Decorah. No smoking, no pets. Contact Caryl, 382-5675 or 387-7804.

For rent: Newly remodeled home in a beautiful country setting, four minutes from town. Three large bedrooms and two bathrooms, wood and porcelain floors. Brand new kitchen and appliances. One-car garage with opener and huge outdoor storage garage. Well-behaved dog allowed. One-year lease. $1,375 per month, plus security and pet deposit. Driveway will be plowed and grass mowed. Contact Darcy, [email protected] or 380-1439.

For rent: Newly remodeled two-bedroom, one-bath home with huge storage room. Family room has a small open efficiency kitchen. Beautiful wood tile floor. Brand new French door opens onto a huge new patio, perfect for a grill or outdoor furniture. Includes one-stall garage with garage door opener. Beautiful country setting less than five minutes from town. $650 per month plus utilities. Driveway will be plowed and grass mowed. Contact Darcy, [email protected] or 380-1439.

Volunteers needed: Seeking help at Nordic Fest, July 28-30. Lefse Booth needs volunteers. No experience necessary. A great opportunity for high schoolers to earn silver cord hours! 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.


And finally...

Today is Flitch Day! On this day the Flitch Ceremony is held where married couples who can swear to not having regretted their marriage for a year and a day are awarded a flitch of bacon. The awarding of a flitch seems to have been an exceedingly rare event.

Flitch trials are still held in modern times at Great Dunmow in England. A counsel is employed to cross-examine the nominated couples and attempt to show they are undeserving of the award.

Historian Helene Adeline Guerber associates the origins of the flitch of bacon ceremony with the Yule feast of Norse tradition in which boar meat is eaten in honour of the god Freyr.

I think we love bacon because it has all the qualities of an amazing sensory experience. When we cook it, the sizzling sound is so appetizing, the aroma is maddening, the crunch of the texture is so gratifying and the taste delivers every time.

-Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

-Doug Larson