Tuesday, July 26

TUESDAY 7/26/16

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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.


Library online catalog upgrade

On Monday, Aug. 1, the Library will upgrade its online catalog and search tool, Worldcat. The upgraded version offers several advantages, including more intuitive and robust search options, better mobile functionality and an updated interface. This version will search all the same resources: books, articles, videos, recordings and more. Please report any issues, concerns, suggestions and compliments to Freeda Brook <fbrook> or any of the library staff.

Spring 2016 departmental course evaluation reports available

Dean's Office staff and department heads can now access departmental course evaluation reports. For a reminder on how to find these reports, please see Spring 2016 Departmental Course Evaluation Reports Available on the ITS blog.

Regents Center parking lot maintenance 

The Regents Center parking lot will be closed this week for seal coating. The work is expected to take several days and all vehicles must be removed from the lot during this time.

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

Josefina Bakhita Gonçalves Soares '18, talks about how she is combining majors in economics and environmental studies and hopes to be able to promote development in a sustainable way when she returns to her home country of Timor-Leste.


Events this week

Through July 26: Volleyball Team Camp
Through July 28: Midwest Christian Ashram
Through July 28: Soccer Instructional Camp and Mini Camp
Through July 30: Pre-College Environmental Studies Program
Aug.1-5: Iowa Private College Week

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. Ann has been appointed associate vice president for advancement at Gustavus Adolphus College, her alma mater, and will begin her new job in August. 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 26: George Hamilton, Paul Savariappan
July 27: Wintlett Taylor-Browne, Kevin Kraus, Angela Kueny, Leah Benzing
July 28: Carol Hagen, Angie Mclntyre, Payton Haynes, Shelly Glock
July 29: Dana Talsness, Carol Jeide, Hannah Fahey, Alfred Beseler
July 30: Andrea Strand
July 31: Jennifer Folstad, Robert Christman
Aug. 1: Karen Dallenbach
Aug. 2: Jon Ailabouni, Debbie Spencer


Aug. 1: Mike Blair, 25 years; Kris Franzen, 10 years; Eric Ellingsen, 5 years; Larry Moen, 5 years; Adam Strand, 5 years; Danielle Kohut, 5 years


Brad Chamberlain served as a mentor at the 2016 Summer Leadership Institute for STEM Faculty that was held July 12-17 in Adamstown, Maryland. The institute, sponsored by Project Kaleidoscope and the Association of American Colleges and Universities, is designed for early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments and institutions.

Andy Hageman presented his paper "Space-Alien Space: The Weird Ecologies of 'Under the Skin'" via video conference at the Defying Genre: Michel Faber Conference hosted by Inverness College UHI in Scotland on Friday, July 22. The conference included Faber as well as fellow scholars.

Xiao Hu and Du Huang recently served as master class presenters and adjudicators at the 2016 Shanghai International Piano Festival and Institute.

The poster "Imagine Walking in Our Shoes" will appear in the 2016 University and College Designers Association show. Jon Lund, Aaron Lurth, Ellen Modersohn and Michael Bartels collaborated to create the award-winning poster for Luther's international recruiting efforts. Just 17 percent of the 1,100 entries in the design competition were chosen for the show. The poster will be on display during the 2016 UCDA Design Conference Sept. 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas.


Garage sale: Two family garage sale from 3-7 p.m. Friday, July 29, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at 607 Jefferson St., Decorah. Sale items include patio furniture, maternity clothes, boy and girl baby clothes (0-6 months), baby toys, women's Under Armour clothes and much more.

J-term house sitter available: My name is Jackie Krawczyk and I'm a junior nursing major currently living in Rochester for the school year. I plan on taking an on-campus J-term class but don't have a home in Decorah for the month. Therefore I'm reaching out to any faculty or staff member traveling over J-term who needs a house sitter. I'm a responsible student who has experience house-sitting and pet-sitting. While on campus I'm a member of Luther's Concert Band and Track and Field team, as well as the PALs program. I can be reached at <krawja02> or (815) 990-7733.

For sale: Numerous baby items, including crib, bassinet, high chair, walkers, rocking horse, etc. Also lots of clothes (mostly girls) through size 24 month/2T. Act fast, as these items won't be available for long. Contact David Kamm, 382-9565.

For sale: 2003 Timberlodge 28-foot travel trailer in excellent condition. Furnace, air conditioner and all appliances work. Tires and awning are one year old. Trailer has large slide-out and sleeps six comfortably. Reese leveling/anti-sway hitch included. Selling because family is growing and will need bunk beds. Asking $8,500 or best offer. Located in Mabel, Minnesota. Email Sheena, <tollsh01>, for pictures or call Adam at (507) 459-5040.

For sale: 1998 Buick LeSabre. From a year when Clinton was president and Pokemon was popular, proving that some things stand the test of time. Smooth ride, solid V6 engine, 25-27 MPG on the highway, bench seating, 105,000 miles. Does show some wear and has some rust. Asking $1,850 or best offer. Call or text Jake, (651) 262-9725, if interested.

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: 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: 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. Need most help on Saturday.


And finally...

Bare den som vandrer, finner nye veier.  (Only he who wanders, finds new paths.)

Take this Norwegian proverb to heart and wander on down to Nordic Fest this weekend to enjoy a taste of Decorah's Norwegian heritage. Full schedule of food, events and activities available at: http://www.nordicfest.com/.