Tuesday, Dec. 29

TUESDAY 12/29/15

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2016-18 priorities

The Institutional Planning and Board Affairs committee of the Board of Regents has endorsed the final draft of "Luther College Priorities 2016-18." It is available for viewing here.

Benefits Study Group information now on KATIE

Benefits Study Group information is now available on the KATIE website​. Meeting materials and the presentation from the information sessions have been posted. Search for "Benefits Study Group" to view the documents. The page requires an enrollment key upon initial login; the enrollment key is "benefits2015." ​The Benefits Study Group thanks everyone for participating in the information sessions. 


Holiday closure

The college will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Happy New Year!

TIAA-CREF counseling sessions Jan. 5-7

A consultant from TIAA-CREF will be on campus for individual counseling sessions Jan. 5-7. Space is limited. Register online or call (800) 732-8353 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. All sessions will be held in the Financial Aid conference room in Main. Sessions are available at the following times:

Tuesday, Jan. 5: 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 6: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 7: 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Review Norse Card charges

Employees are reminded to regularly review their personal and departmental on-campus charging information. Staff can check their transaction history for the month or year for their personal account and any department account that they manage. To check the status of Norse Card charges, go to NorseCard.luther.edu and login with your NorseKey username and password. For assistance, please contact the LIS Help Desk, <helpdesk> or 387-1000.

Nottingham and Malta directors for 2017

The Dean's Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Reed and Martin Klammer as the 2017-18 Nottingham co-directors and the appointment of Kim Powell as the 2017 Malta director. We are grateful to all three individuals for providing leadership for these two important and longstanding off-campus programs.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

Curl up with a good book and win prizes this J-term by participating in Preus Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights! Register online or at the circulation desk and get a head start over the holidays. Earn chances to win great raffle prizes simply by reading for fun. Open to all students, staff and faculty. Visit the Preus Library Facebook page or the circulation desk for details.

Christmas break hours

Regular hours resume Monday, Jan. 4.

Preus Library
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-30: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 3: Closed

Legends Center
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 29-31: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 1: Closed
Saturday, Jan. 2:
9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, Jan. 3: 5-8 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Desk
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-30: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Friday, Jan. 1: Closed
Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 2-3: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-30: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 3: Closed

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-30: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 3: Closed

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-30: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31-Sunday, Jan. 3: Closed

Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store, and Grab-N-Go
Closed through Sunday, Jan. 3.

Closed through Sunday, Jan. 3.

Sunnyside Cafe
Closed through Wednesday, Feb. 3.

New at luther.edu 

Two new faculty profiles have been posted: Angela Kueny '02 talks about her research on understanding the cultural meanings of health and illness and on supporting nurses to improve care at all levels through evidence-based practice. Olga Michels talks about her research on environmental pollutant molecules that fluoresce (absorb and emit light), which could lead to removing certain pollutants from water. 

Free Pilates classes during J-term

Join Bridgette Mitchell for a three-week Pilates session Jan. 11-25. This class is free for all faculty and staff to try with no obligation; registration is not required. Class is offered Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Regents Center dance studio. STOTT Pilates focuses on building strength from the inside out: exercises are based on five basic principles emphasizing breath, spinal alignment, and mobility. Equipment is provided, and modifications are offered for all skill levels.



Worship services will not be held on campus during Christmas break. Chapel will resume Monday, Jan. 4, with the theme, "Light in the Darkness." The labyrinth will be set up for use in the CRH from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays during January Term. Sunday morning worship and Focus resume on Jan. 10.


Celebrations this week


Dec. 29: Tara Meade, Lea Lovelace, Bethany Balk
Dec. 30: Kathy Reed, Julie Chamberlain, Mick Layden
Dec. 31: Ruth Berger, Janet Ryan, Shirley Sovereign
Jan. 1: Larry Moen, Bob Strong
Jan. 2: Kate Blair
Jan. 3: Marian Johnson, Storm Bailey
Jan. 4: Nicholas Gomersall, Cassie Peterson
Jan. 5: Thomas Occhipinti


Jan 3: Bruce Larson, 15 years


William Kuhlman performed in concert on Dec. 20 at the historic Anglican Church of St. Paul's in Valparaiso, Chile. Chilean resident John Walker '73 accompanied Kuhlman on Christmas carols on his "trompeta heraldo." Kuhlman's program included a set of Magnificats for organ by Bach and Michel Corrette, as well as Spanish carols by Norberto Guinaldo and pieces by Paul Manz, Jean Langlais and Claude Balbastre.


Ride needed: Luther international student in need of a ride to Winona on Wednesday, Dec. 30, and back to Decorah on Saturday, Jan. 2. Gas paid. Contact Erik, [email protected] or (206) 550-3656.

Babysitter available: I am a first-year student at Luther looking for babysitting jobs. I am available during J- term weekends and spring semester weekdays before 11 a.m. and weekends almost any time. I love children and have been babysitting since I was 13. I was also a nanny for a family of six in Cedar Rapids for three summers. I am CPR certified and have experience with kids of all ages. Please email me if you are in need of a sitter for J-term, spring semester, or a nanny for the summer of 2016. I'd love to get to know your kiddos! Contact Lydia, <kratly01>. Contact <Julie> for a reference.

For sale: 2013 John Deere D120 riding lawn tractor with free tow-behind lawn sweeper. Full-length welded steel chassis, 21-horsepower, hydrostatic transmission with cruise control, 42-inch mower deck, and 18-inch turning radius. Approximately 70 hours of use. Serviced regularly and stored inside garage. Includes cover. Asking $1,200 for tractor and sweeper. Moving, must sell! Contact Nathan, <nersig>. 

For sale: Lightly-used Brother MFC-J425W printer/scanner/fax/copier. Spotless condition, large supply of ink cartridges and complete instructions included. Selling due to compatibility issues with my computer. Available new on Amazon for $299. Make me an offer. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

For sale: Roland EM-10 electric keyboard. Yamaha sustaining pedal included. Due for a maintenance check. $70. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.

January fitness challenge: Looking for a way to help keep the winter blues at bay? Ready to tackle a fitness New Year’s resolution? Need some motivation to keep your family active despite the cold? Join the Beat the Blues Winter Marathon Challenge and try to run, walk, bike, ski or snowshoe a total of 26 miles between Jan. 1-31. Visit http://www.winneshiekwild.com/ for more information or contact Lilly Jensen '07, [email protected].


And finally...

The Media Relations office wishes everyone a blessed New Year full of peace, love and laughter! 

"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."

-Rainer Maria Rilke