Tuesday, Aug. 11

TUESDAY 8/11/15

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Service of Dedication

Faculty, staff, spouses and guests are invited to attend the annual Service of Dedication at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. President Carlson will deliver her State of the College address and new faculty and staff will be introduced. Offices are allowed to close for the dedication service so that as many employees as possible can attend. A reception will follow.

Diversity Council

President Carlson has appointed Paul Rude as the staff representative to the Diversity Council, replacing Bridget Christopher. He will serve a two-year term.

College Resource Council

The following faculty and staff will comprise the College Resource Council in 2015-16:

President Paula Carlson
Vice presidents: Eric Runestad and Kevin Kraus
Faculty representatives: Kim Powell (2016), Guy Nave (2017), Beth Lynch (2018)
Staff representatives: Ann Sponberg Peterson (2016), Jon Lund (2018)
Faculty or staff member with expertise related to matters of diversity: Chris Garcia-Prats (2018)
Faculty Interest Committee representative: David Ranum


New leisure reading titles at Preus Library

There are more new leisure reading titles at Preus Library including new releases from James Patterson, Harper Lee, Kent Haruf, Kim Stanley Robinson and Rachel Joyce. Take a look at the latest additions at http://tinyurl.com/qfbecul and visit the leisure reading section on the main floor of the library to find even more options. Don't miss out on exciting titles, and 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>.

Friendship families for international students

The Diversity Center is in need of friendship families for new international students arriving this fall. Faculty and staff will have the chance to open their homes and offer their families a fun new experience. Invite students for a meal, on recreational excursions or to attend events in the community. It is not a large obligation and can foster long-term relationships with students from another culture. Sign up online at: https://www.luther.edu/diversity/programs/friendship-family/. Contact <dyerja01> with questions.

Oneota Market closed

Oneota Market will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 11, for an all day Dining Services employee meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Hazardous materials pick-up

Environmental Services will be doing a campus hazardous materials pick-up in the near future. Contact Ivan, 387-1668 or <hackiv01>, by Aug. 17 with requests for material pick-ups.

Campus trees

The college brought in an arborist to look at a number of distressed trees on campus. Some tested positive for oak wilt, and the Land Use Committee agrees that treatment is a high priority. In the coming weeks, diseased or at-risk trees will be treated, trees having damaged limbs will be trimmed and some trees that are too distressed to treat will be removed. Contact Facilities with any questions or for a copy of the report, <facilities> or 387-1146.


2015 Women's Basketball Future Norse Clinic

One day clinic to get girls, grades 6-8, ready for basketball season. Instruction from Luther College women's basketball coaching staff and players, including 2015 IIAC MVP Moran Lonning, will be offered 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Main Gym of the Regents Center. Registration is $40 and covers instruction, a t-shirt and a snack. Contact Amanda Bailey, 387-1584 or <necham01>, with questions.

2015 Women's Basketball Junior Norse Clinic

Sign up girls, grades 2-5, for Luther College Women's Basketball Junior Norse 2015. Each week Junior Norse will have the opportunity to interact with the 2015-16 Luther women’s basketball team while participating in fundamental drills, team play, shooting competitions and more. Sessions are every Thursday, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Sept. 17-Oct. 8. Registration is $40 and covers instruction and a t-shirt. Contact Amanda Bailey, 387-1584 or <necham01>, with questions.


Celebrations this week


Aug. 13: Jon Christy, Stephanie Travers, Cathy Nelson
Aug. 14: Marty Steele, Lynne Postudensek, Laurie Christopher
Aug. 16: Sören Steding, Blake Nellis, Charlene Halvorson
Aug. 17: Xiao Hu, Todd Green, Jenna Eichberger
Aug. 18: Sherri Skarin, Ann Mansfield, Dodi Bernatz

Job openings

Temporary administrative assistant/receptionist – Office of the President: Duties include greeting guests and answering the phone, managing the President's daily schedule, making travel arrangements and preparing itineraries, scheduling meetings, processing mail and assisting with special events. Hours are 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The position begins in late August with the end date to be negotiated. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preference will be given to those with experience providing administrative support and those with strong computer skills.

Off-campus programs advisor: Part-time "job share" with a current Center for Global Learning staff member who will also be part-time. Approximately four hours per day for 10 months. Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in international studies, foreign languages/literatures, student affairs, education, higher education or a related field preferred. Experience abroad is also preferred. We are only accepting letters of interest from current Luther employees and/or spouses/partners of Luther faculty and staff who are interested in part-time employment at the college.

Full-time admissions counselor: Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Duties will also include interviewing prospective students on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned.  Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge, and the ability to make public presentations. Previous experience in admissions or a related field is preferred, and an appreciation for residential, liberal arts colleges would be helpful. A bachelor’s degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

New positions

Margaret Hammes began her position as director of Counseling Services on Aug. 3. Her office is in Counseling Services at Larsen Hall, telephone 387-1375.

Jesse Mulert began his position as Help Desk lead on Aug. 3. His office is Preus Library 224, telephone 387-1345.

Freeda Brook began her position acquisitions and resource management librarian on Aug. 3. Her office is Preus Library 220B, telephone 387-2124.

Jacob Niedermann began his position as head strength and conditioning coach on Aug. 3. His office is Regents Center 16D, telephone 387-1582.

Sophia Engelman began her position as Towers area coordinator on Aug. 1. Her office is Brunsdale Lounge, telephone 387-1907.

Alfred Beseler began his position of Larsen/Olson area coordinator on Aug. 1. His office is Olson Hall second floor, telephone 387-1759.

Hayley Jackson began her position as college archivist on Aug. 3. Her office is Preus Library 310, telephone 387-1725.

James Odegaard began his position of student engagement coordinator on Aug. 3. His office is Loyalty 208, telephone 387-1522.


To JoAnn Uhlenhake and Jan Koenig on the Aug. 8 passing of their mother Ethel Brandt. Sympathy also for Janine Brandt, daughter-in-law. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Frankville Presbyterian. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 13.


Eric Baack published a review article, "The Origins of Reproductive Isolation in Plants," in the September issue of "New Phytologist" (207:968-984).


Mature perennials available: $3 pick and dig your own. Lily, iris, rose bush and many others available. First come first serve basis. For directions, contact Bryan, (507) 531-7678 or <bryan.nikkel>.

For sale: Gently used 1999 Buick Regal, midnight blue, two-tone blue leather interior. Premium sound system. 129,000 miles. Contact Darla, 382-2614.

Signatures wanted: Support Decorah Fast Fiber, a local initiative to bring better internet service to homes and businesses in Decorah and Winneshiek County by expanding the Metronet Fiber Network. Stop by our booth on Thursdays 6–8 p.m. or Saturdays 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at Water Street Park leading up to the Aug. 17 City Council meeting. For more information, contact Tabita, <greeta02>, email [email protected] or visit https://www.facebook.com/decorahfastfiber.

For sale: Peavey Foundation bass guitar with soft case, serial number 07927773. Has cosmetic scratches but plays very well. Asking $125. JHS Pulp 'n' Peel V3 compressor in mint condition. Six months old. Sells new for $215. Asking $175. Odyssey FZGPEDAL32W 32" guitar effects pedal board with flight case with wheels. Mint condition. Sells new for $150 or more. Asking $100. Contact Tim, <schweizt> or 419-1886.

Free envelopes: There is a large supply available of both small and large inter-campus envelopes. If interested, contact Bridget, <chribr03>.

For rent: Three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with desirable location next to college. Beautiful condition and quietly secluded in trees. All appliances included. Available Sept. 1 or sooner. Contact (319) 427-3593.

For rent: Remodeled four-bedroom home, located at 100 Elm Ct., only a few blocks away from Luther, the Upper Iowa River and the bike trail. New flooring, bathroom, refinished hardwood floors, fixtures, paint and more. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer are included. The home has central air and a one-car garage. Rent is $1,000 per month. Contact Tade, [email protected] or 380-1415, for more information or a rental application.

For rent: Recently remodeled two-bedroom home for rent, located at 702 Heivly St., only blocks away from the downtown area, bike trail and Upper Iowa River. The home has a new kitchen, new bathroom and main level laundry. All appliances are included. Rent is $725 month and tenant pays all utilities. Contact Tade, [email protected] or 380-1415, for more information or a rental application.

Assistant wanted: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is seeking an Administrative Assistant. For more information, contact Jane, <kempjane>.

For rent: Apartment, consisting of third floor of home, available Sept. 1. Rent is $600 for one person, $800 for two. Utilities, Directv and wireless internet included. Located at 108 Rural Ave. Contact Novian, <whitsino>, for more information or a viewing.


And finally...

August is World Mutt-i-Grees Rescue Month, a celebration and educational movement that encourages prospective pet owners to adopt from animal shelters. Each year, shelters take in 8-10 million animals, many of which are happy, healthy and waiting for loving homes. When looking for a furry new addition to the family, consider fostering or adopting a pet from local shelters, such as the Humane Society of North East Iowa.