Tuesday, June 20

TUESDAY 6/20/2017

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Preparedness tip

June 18-24, 2017, is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Stay alert to changing weather conditions at the National Weather Service website and keep up-to-date on current emergent conditions affecting Luther at Emergency.luther.edu.

Admissions report available via KATIE

The monthly admissions report is now available in KATIE. Luther faculty and staff can access the report via KATIE approximately one week after the end of each month. To view the report, search for "enrollment data" in the Search Courses box in the upper-right corner of any KATIE page. If prompted to enroll, accept.

Staffing changes in the President's Office

The President's Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Ming as the new executive assistant to the president. Sally served in a temporary role in the President's Office in fall 2015. She started her new position June 12. Sally can be reached at <mingsa01> or 387-1527. Sally replaces Suzanne Lyndon, who is relocating to Massachusetts this summer. Suzanne's last day at Luther was Friday, June 16.

Mobile website enhancements

External mobile traffic to luther.edu has increased 283 percent the last two years. We also know that 70 percent of college-bound high school students have looked at a college website on a mobile device. Hence, enhancing the mobile experience is always a top priority. Check out these new features on your smart phone: swipeable features, improved feature presentation, green "Take the Next Step" bar for call-to-action buttons and placement of social icons on the page. For more information, contact Tabita Green, <tabita.green>.

Center Stage Series subscription packages on sale

Luther College Center Stage Series is celebrating 40 years of timeless and one-of-a-kind experiences at the CFL with nine unforgettable CSS performances, two school matinee performances and the college's continuing commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Tickets for CSS events may be purchased as a subscription package through Friday, Aug. 25. Subscriptions can be purchased through Ticket Office or by downloading a subscription form online. CSS patrons with special requirements and those who would like assistance ordering may contact the Ticket Office, 387-1357 or <tickets>.

Luther bike jersey

Pre-order a Luther College bike jersey from the Book Shop for RAGBRAI or for any biking adventure. Quantities are limited so stop in and reserve a size today. Jerseys will be available early July.

Order bagels online

The Luther College Bakery team is proud of their fresh, hearty bagels made right here on the Luther campus. Take home a dozen to share with family and friends! Simply place an online order with at least a 48 hour notice and pick them up at Oneota Market. Use the promo code FACULTYSTAFF to receive a 50 percent discount on your order. Contact Dining Services, <diningservices>, with questions or comments.


Events this week

June 20: HB/HBSSM Requirement Workshop, Spring Mentoring Group Gathering
June 21: Wrestling Technique Camp ends, Boys Basketball Individual Camp (grades 6-12) ends
June 22-25: Tennis Tournament Camp (grades 7-12), Wrestling Intensive Training Camp (grades 5-12) ends, Wrestling Big Man Camp ends
June 23: "The Boys of Fall" - A Norse Football Reunion, Discovery Camp: Kindernature ends, Discovery Camp: Pathfinders (grades 5-7) ends
June 24: Dorian High School Music Camp ends
June 26-30: Discovery Survival Camp (grades 6-9)
June 26: Making the Most of New Features in KATIE


Celebrations this week

June 20: Barb Bohach, Perry Halse
June 21: Dave Mitchell, Tyler Dintaman
June 22: Wade Shilts
June 23: Sue Drilling, Matt Hughes
June 24: Novian Whitsitt, Marie Drews, Carly Foster, Emily Anderson
June 25: Carolyn Rod
June 26: Carol Hester

June 22: Diane Gossman, 25 years; Susan Peterson, 40 years


Sympathy to Mike Blair and family on the death of his father, Maynard Blair, who passed away peacefully on Friday, June 16. Services were held the morning of June 20 in Rockford, Illinois.


Jim Eckblad was one of the featured speakers at the 20th Annual Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival at the North House Folk School this past weekend in Grand Marais, Minnesota. His topic was "Building a wood-strip paddleboard."

Luther students Sheri Schwert '17, Elijah Kane '18, and Max Eness '20, as well as mentor Eric Baack, presented their research on "Sinkholes, springs, and multi-drug resistant bacteria" at a meeting hosted by the Iowa Environmental Council on "Karst, Livestock, and Water Quality" at Luther College on May 30.

Holly Moore presented a paper titled, "Socrates as Narrator of the Republic" on May 26 at the International Conference on Persons at the University of Calabria, Italy.

As technology continues to get smaller, there is a need to know the wear properties of objects on the nanoscale. Jared Barnes, Luther senior of Fort Worth, Texas, is researching and analyzing the effects of nanoscale wear for his summer research project at the college.

A national assessment shows Luther College has made significant gains in sustainability performance over the past three years. This spring Luther submitted information on the college's efforts to STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System), a program run by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. Luther received a STARS silver rating of 62.47, which shows improvement from the 47.51 rating the college earned in 2014.


In search of: Looking for free perennials to cover a large area, preferably from those who are looking to have perennials thinned out from their properties. Willing to dig them up if desired. Call or email Michael or Leslie, 382-6527 or <smitmi01>, if interested.

Free: Fellowes paper shredder with a 14-15 gallon capacity. The shredder works well, but the automatic feed option no longer works. On the right side of shredder there are a few of the teeth don't completely work, but it still shreds paper well. If interested, please contact Melissa at Health Services, 387-1045 or <bothme>.

Free: Full-size hide-a-bed couch, TV stand, two arm chairs and two nightstands. Photos of the items can be found here. All items must be moved by Thursday, July 6. Contact Kelsey, <boycke01>, with questions or if interested.

For sale: Asking $150 for a 20" Apple Cinema Display. Also asking $150 for a 2008 21" Apple iMac, 2.4 Ghz Intel Core Duo with 6 gigabytes of RAM. The iMac comes with a keyboard and remote, which makes a great computer to surf the web, write emails and watch media. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa>, for more information.

For sale: Smooth Fitness CE 3.2 Elliptical Trainer in excellent condition with only one owner. See more on this model online. Bought new for $1,499, asking $900 or best offer. Must be moved by buyer. Contact Kim, <kimpowell> or 382-8533.

For rent: Completely furnished three bedroom, two bath home with a family room. Great location near Phelps Park. Rent is $1,100/month and the home will be available July 15. Contact Harman Realty, [email protected] or 380-9137, with questions or inquiries.

For rent: Two bedroom, one bath home with a one stall garage. Available Aug. 1, rent is $875/month. Contact Harman Realty, [email protected] or 380-9137, with questions or inquiries.


And finally...

Juneteenth (Celebrated on June 19) is the oldest known celebration commemorating the freedom of slaves after the abolition of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger's regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance. Information courtesy of http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm.

"I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."

– Harriet Tubman

"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

– Abraham Lincoln