Tuesday, Aug. 18

TUESDAY 8/18/15

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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


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.

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.

Norse Key password change

All Luther faculty, staff and students must change their Norse Key password prior to the start of the fall 2015 semester at norsekey.luther.edu. This change is necessary in order for faculty, staff and students to continue using Luther's classroom podium workstations, lab workstations, classroom workstations, systems and other IT resources through time. LIS is making a system-wide change in the underlying authentication system and this impacts all of Luther's academic and administration systems. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk, 387-1000, with questions.

Fall 2015 Union hours

Welcome Center and Dahl Centennial Union
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 3

Sunday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m.-midnight

Book Shop
Beginning Monday, Aug. 24

Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Extended Saturday hours for home football games: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: noon-11:30 p.m.

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 30

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Grab & Go
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Nordic Brew
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Mail Center
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 27

Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon


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.

SoDa Club fall session

Song and Dance Club is a community choir program for kids in grades K-8. All choirs rehearse from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday evenings at Baker Commons. SoDa Club's mission is to offer children healthy vocal production, music literacy, movement and artistic music-making while giving Luther education students hands-on experience. The fall session begins Aug. 31 and ends Nov. 2. For more information contact Linda, <martli01> or 387-2148.

Reason web training

Web Content will host training sessions for the web content management system Reason. Introductory sessions, Reason 101, and refresher sessions, Reason 201, will be offered.

Reason 101 introductory sessions:
Aug. 25
: 9-10 a.m., Olin 301
Sept. 9: 4-5 p.m., Olin 102
Sept. 15: 9:40-10:30 a.m., Olin 301
Sept. 23: 4-5 p.m., Olin 102

Reason 201 refresher sessions:
Aug. 26: 2-3 p.m., Olin 102
Sept. 10: 9:40-10:30 a.m., Olin 102
Sept. 16: 4-5 p.m., Olin 102
Sept. 24: 9:40-10:30 a.m., Olin 102
For more information, contact Travis, <huintr01> or 387-1417.

Roadtrip Snacks class rescheduled

The Roadtrip Snacks cooking class has been rescheduled for noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Valders 379. Contact <gumpmi01> with questions or concerns.


Celebrations this week


Aug. 19: Nancy Hovden
Aug. 20: Sherry Alcock, Teresa Wisher, Ike Hammerly
Aug. 21: Kent Lee, Sally Mallam, Janet Hunter
Aug. 22: Miko Kominami, Mercedes Martin
Aug. 23: Kirk Johnson, Janet Pollack
Aug. 24: Lauren Keller
Aug. 25: Maryna Bazylevych


Connie Bergstrom, who has worked for Luther for 36 years, has announced her retirement effective Sept. 30. In the weeks ahead, we look forward to thanking Connie for her dedicated service to the college.

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.

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 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.

Coordinator of music recruitment: Full-time position charged with maximizing Luther's recruitment efforts with respect to prospective students who have an interest in music as an academic major and/or an activity. Bachelor's degree is required. Candidates should have experience with and an understanding of music participation at the collegiate level and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience in sales, marketing, communications and higher education is highly desirable.

Administrative Assistant: .83FTE administrative assistant to provide support to the biology and chemistry departments in Sampson Hoffland Laboratories, and the environmental studies and sustainability programs and physics and psychology departments in Valders Hall of Science. High school diploma or equivalent and five or more years administrative assistant experience required.

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.


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

Du Huang performed and taught as a member of the piano faculty at the 2015 Saarburg International Music Festival held in Saarburg, Germany.

The Medical Anthropology Student Association published six essays written by the undergraduate medical anthropology students at Luther College - Tani German, Allison Colsch, Rachel Skolaski, Noelle Burreson, Elizabeth Hovden and Adrianna Vazquez. Their work "First Discoveries in Medical Anthropology" is a part of the MASA blog's series of excellent undergraduate writing and can be found here: http://www.medanthro.net/masa/2015/08/16/first-discoveries-in-medical-anthropology/.

David Thompson's brief article "Personal Goals: An Exercise in Student Self-Assessment" was featured in the Aug. 17 edition of "Faculty Focus": http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/personal-goals-an-exercise-in-student-self-assessment/.


For sale: Peavey Foundation bass guitar with soft case, serial number 07927773. Has cosmetic scratches but plays very well. Asking $125. Odyssey FZGPEDAL32W heavy duty flight case with 32" guitar effects pedal board. New condition. Sells new for $170. Asking $125. 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 Dean, (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.

For sale: Maytag Dependable Care washing machine. Quiet, heavy duty, two-speed, super capacity, 10-cycle washer. Used, but in good condition. Some stickers on outside from previous owner, but cleans clothes well. Less than 10 years old. Must have way to pick up and move from our house. $75 or best offer. If interested, email Benjamin, <yatebe01>.

Family Fun Night: United Way of Winneshiek County is hosting a Family Fun Night 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the lower level parking lot of the Decorah Library. Lots of free activities including face painting, bean bag toss. Large vehicles on display for kids to explore. Brats and hot dogs offered for a free-will donation. The Guttenberg German Band will perform. For more information, contact Peggy, <lensinpe>.

For sale: 1956 S-1 Kay 3/4 string bass. Value exceeds $2,000. Selling for $1,800. Contact Deborah, <norlandd>.

HSNEI fundraising gala: The Humane Society of Northeast Iowa is holding a fundraising gala 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Hotel Winneshiek. Tickets are only $35 in advance. All proceeds benefit the Love and Friendship Adoption Center and HSNEI's animals. For more information, contact Kim, <kimpowell>.

For sale: Murray YTD Yard Machine riding lawn mower. 17.5 HP Briggs and Stratton, 46" cut. Purchased in 1998 and serviced seasonally at Usgaards or Power Mower. Works well and in very clean condition. Includes owner/service manual. Selling since received another mower from a relative. Asking $325 or best offer. Contact Dennis, <magnusde> or 419-5468.

For sale: iMac 5 computer. Comes with keyboard and mouse. In good condition, works fine and would be a great computer for children and general home use. $40 or best offer. Contact Bruce, <arenbr02>.

For sale: 2007 Chevy Trailblazer LT in excellent condition. Comes with 4WD, good tires, leather interior, heated/power driver and passenger seats, sunroof/moonroof, steering wheel stereo controls, cruise and hitch. Also has six-disc CD changer with Bose sound system, and includes Sirius/XM satellite radio and OnStar capabilities. Local vehicle with 107,000 miles. Asking $8,499. Call or text Blake, (605) 391-5245 or (605) 390-3851.

Wanted: Full-sized or small deep freeze. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>.


And finally...

August 18 is Bad Poetry Day
A day when poets may joke and play
No need to seek greatness with the rhymes you craft

Today, it's better just to make someone laugh