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Summer hours-HR reminder
Summer hours are underway. Luther staff have the option to work 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday with a 30 minute lunch break and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday with a 30 minute lunch break. Note that each office must be staffed by one employee until 5 p.m. on Friday, breaks will not be scheduled at the end of the work day. The college will return to regular work hours Monday, Aug. 21.
June 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 30: Closed
Friday, June 2: 5-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 3: 7-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 4: 7-8:30 a.m.
Monday, June 5: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (ROAD)
Saturday-Wednesday, June 10-28: 7-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 29: 7-8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Closing at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 for Staff Day
Open longer hours Friday, June 9: 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Marty's, Nordic Brew, Grab-'N-Go, C Store
Closed for the summer
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed with the following exceptions
Saturday, June 10: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Saturdays, June 17 and 24: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 22: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, July 29: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Tuesday, July 4 for the holiday
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-noon
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-7p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon
Closed June 30-July 9 for cleaning
Through June 2
Monday-Friday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m.
June 4-June 30
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Full Aquatic Center calendar online
Chair massages Monday in Borlaug
Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for $1/minute chair massages (cash, check or card at appointment), which can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Chair massage is done on a chair designed for massaging the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Massages are done fully clothed. Sign up here; email <wellness> with questions.
Luther College honorary degrees awarded at Commencement
Luther awarded honorary degrees to John A. Nunes, former president and chief executive officer of Lutheran World Relief, and Øyvind T. Gulliksen, professor emeritus of American literature and culture at the University College of Southeast Norway, at Commencement. Nunes also delivered the Commencement address at Luther's 2017 graduation ceremony. Watch Luther's Commencement ceremony online here.
Note to JP Morgan commercial cardholders
All JP Morgan commercial cardholders must send their May and June reporting cycle commercial card expense reports to OFS by the deadline. Expense reports are needed prior to the 2016-17 audit and OFS needs time to review them.
Luther tennis court renovations
A renovation of the outdoor tennis courts this summer marks the beginning of a new era for Luther College tennis. The college's 12 courts will be resurfaced using a state-of-the-art method resulting in a more durable, stable and consistent playing surface. This $1 million renovation project is fully funded by a generous gift from an alumni couple who wishes to remain anonymous. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of August, and Adam Strand, Luther head tennis coach for both the men's and women's teams, is eager for the players to start taking advantage of the improved courts.
Ideas for the Luther College website
Do you have a story suggestion or other ideas for Luther's website? We would love to hear about it! Please fill out the online form, and we will get back to you with our thoughts as soon as we can.
Message from LIS: Decorah broadband/high speed internet survey
The City of Decorah has hired a market research company to gauge public demand for a potential new broadband internet network. The city hopes to gather information on whether enough customers would sign up for a super-fast broadbad/internet service in Decorah to make it self-sustaining. The phone survey, targeting 400 households in Decorah, will be conducted by American Directions Research Group beginning May 25. The survey should take only 10-12 minutes, and those selected to participate in the survey can expect a call from the 515, or Des Moines area code. The city asks those selected to participate and help identify the desire/interest in this project. Call city hall, 382-3651, with questions.
Support for international students this summer
Because of concerns about safety and travel, some students who would normally go home for the summer are choosing to stay in Decorah. The Coordinated Response team will help connect international students who are staying in Decorah for the summer with community members who wish to support them in a variety of ways (weekend trips, hosting occasional meals, etc.). To offer your support, fill out the form online.
Luther College Concert Band in Spain
The Luther College Concert Band, under the direction of Joan deAlbuquerque, will tour and perform in concert venues around Spain May 23-June 3. The ensemble's performance itinerary includes stops in the Spanish cities of Getafe, Cullera, Buñol, Puerto de Santa Maria and Ubeda with additional travel to Madrid, Valencia, Seville, Granada, Toledo and Cordoba. The band will perform works by Leonard Bernstein, Rossano Galante, John Phillip Sousa and Joseph Turrin. The band's program features Lynne Postudensek Hart, saxophonist and Luther adjunct faculty in music, performing André Waignein's "Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone."
Bronze sculptures by Amy Goldman on display through October at Luther College
"Rare Forms," an exhibit created by artist Amy Goldman on display at Luther, features 17 bronze cast sculptures of heirloom plant varieties made using the lost wax casting process. Each individual sculpture is a replica of a plant grown in her own garden. Her artwork is made to celebrate the vast array of diversity found in plants not only in her personal garden, but around the world. The exhibit, on display through October, is located outside the Wigley-Fleming Gallery in the CFA.
Summer Wellness walking challenge
Wellness has opened the sign-up for the 2017 Summer "Walk More Connect More" Luther summer walking challenge. This is a 10-week, goal-based challenge (with prizes!) starting June 4. The goals align with the regional "Walk More Connect More" campaign Wellness has partnered with, but those who wish to run instead may also participate. Sign up online; contact <wellness> with questions.
Escalation workshop reminder
Faculty planning classes for the fall should keep in mind the 90-minute Escalation Workshop is available. It is a powerful 40-minute film followed by discussion that focuses on relationship violence. In 2015, 33 percent of Luther students reported being involved in an abusive relationship in their lifetime. The workshop is led by trained staff or student facilitators, and is also available for student organizations, teams or residence hall floors. Contact Bobbi-Jo, <molobo01>, to schedule a workshop.
Events this week
June 1: Making the most of new features in KATIE
June 5-6: Discovery Camp: Wild Wonderers (entering grade 1)
June 5: Registration, Orientation and Advising Day (ROAD)
Decorah Norse Athletic Association Benefit Golf Tournament
June 6: ACM faculty development opportunities
How Learning Works follow up
Celebrations this week
May 30: James Hall, Joseph Kremer
May 31: Kirk Larsen, Craig Rocksvold, Haylie Franklin
June 2: Andrea Beckendorf, Lindy Moeller, Krista Holland, Peggy Landsom
June 3: Doug Tieskoetter
June 4: Aaron Steffens
June 5: Gary Moss, Marsha Nierling, Jean Ryan, Robert Vrtis, Ben Tokheim
June 4: Helen Olson, 10 years
Mary Ann Haugen is retiring after more than 25 years of service to Luther College. Campus Safety and Security, and Information Services invite all members of the campus community to a reception in her honor from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 2, in the Adams lounge in the Union.
RyAnn Winings started her position as associate registrar on May 22. Her office is Main 123, telephone 387-1168.
Full-time development officer: Serve as an ambassador of the college with responsibility to build and develop long-term, donor-centric relationships built on a firm understanding of the donor's interest, passions and values. The primary objective of the officer is to advance the mission of the college by planning and implementing a program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors with major and planned gift potential in support of Luther's fundraising initiatives and institutional priorities. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years in development work, major gifts or related area is required. Degree from a liberal arts college and experience in an academic setting is preferred. Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and leaderships skills are essential. This position requires traveling on a regular basis as well as frequent evening and weekend hours.
Custodial staff: Full-time general custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s) and public areas. Hours will generally be 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Some weekend work may be required. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.
Custodial staff: .75 FTE position with general custodial responsibilities including overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s) and public areas. Hours will generally be 4-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.
Full-time maintenance mechanic/plumber: Perform all types of building maintenance and repair generated from the Facilities Services work order system. Most work is related to plumbing, and heating and air conditioning systems. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: interpreting drawings, schematics and blue prints; preparing lists of materials needed; performing plumbing, heating and air conditioning service; providing service on steam distribution system; assisting boiler operators; and assisting with snow removal.
Area coordinator for the towers (Miller and Dieseth Hall): The towers area coordinator is a regular (.83FTE) 10-month, live-in position responsible for supporting the mission of the college by developing a community conducive to student learning and academic success. The Area Coordinator will work with a population of approximately 730 residents. Evening and weekend work is required. Compensation includes housing, food plan and benefits package. Master's degree is preferred, bachelor's degree required. Position begins Aug. 1.
To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.
Anna Peterson presented a paper on the influence the international community had on the development of Norwegian maternity leave at the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies' annual meeting in May.
Luther College's Launching Luther Leaders program announced the recipients of the seventh annual Student Leadership Banquet where they honored individuals and groups for their contribution to the college's mission of service. Award recipients include the Luther College Ballroom & Swing club for the Dancing with the Luther Stars program, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee's Norse Unity Bowl, Luther professor Lisa Lantz, Luther senior Allison Meier and the Hola-Enlaces program.
John Goodin's new book "Playford for Mandolin: 121 Tunes from the Playford Dancing Masters (1651-1728) adapted for Mandolin" has recently been published by Mel Bay Publications.
Jacob Wittman '12, Emma Stivers '17, and Kirk Larsen published a paper titled "Butterfly surveys are impacted by time of day" in the latest issue of the Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society.
The Austrian-American Educational Commission has selected Luther's Amelia Scarbrough to serve as a U.S. Teaching Assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Scarbrough graduated from Luther with majors in German and psychology and will serve as an English teaching assistant in secondary schools in Austria.
Luther College's Luigi Enriquez of Racine, Wisconsin, received the college's Jenson Medal during the May 21 commencement ceremonies for the Luther class of 2017. Luther's Jenson Medal is presented each year to an outstanding senior, selected by the graduating class, who best demonstrates the ideals of the college through service to students and the college community.
For sale: Girls' size three and four clothing, $5 per large bag. Baby toys, $2 per bag. Children's towels and one blanket, $2. Email David, [email protected], for details.
For rent: Four-bedroom house for rent with three bathrooms-one downstairs and two upstairs-kitchen, dining and living room, double garage. Hardwood backyard and small playground area. Dishwasher, washer and dryer included. Centralized air conditioning. Walking distance to Phelps Park. Pets are welcome. Available June 3. Contact Anna, <desafr01>, for pictures and further details.
Free: ITS has three Epson Ribbon Cartridges for LQ series dot matrix printers. Contact Patty, <livipa01> or 387-1406.
For sale: Native prairie plants available at the farmers market, Saturdays June 3 and 10, or until plants are sold out. Provide benefits to native pollinators and brighten up your yard with native wildflowers and grasses! Proceeds benefit Luther's land stewardship program. Contact Molly, <mcnimo01>, with questions.
For rent: Nice two-bedroom house in Ridgeway available July 1. Appliances and washer/dryer included. No smoking, no pets. References and deposit required. Additional storage available. $550/month. Call 380-8561 after 6 p.m.
In Flander's Field
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
-Lt. Col. John McCrae, 1915
"The poppy, in Europe and the United States, quickly became a symbol of the fallen military after the publication of In Flander's Field. The opening line refers directly to the sight Lt. Col. McCrae witnessed as he, a physician, walked among the crosses laid out to mark the site of so many who died for their counties. While the poppies grew among the graves, they are also a resilient flower. The poppy is able to lay dormant for many years in the soil only to reappear in great numbers, covering fields which had lay bare for many years previously. This also held significance for Lt. Col. McCrae as he wrote of the heroes who appeared in great numbers to come to the aid of others against oppression and tyranny during this Great War, and who would lie dormant until their call was heard again." (From http://www.usmemorialday.org/?p=411.)