Tuesday, June 27

TUESDAY 6/27/2017

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Tuesday newsletter date change

Due to the upcoming holiday on Tuesday, July 4, next week's edition of the Tuesday will instead be sent out on Monday, July 3. Subsequently, the 3 p.m. deadline for submissions is all the more important. Any items submitted after 3 p.m. Friday will not be considered.

Upper campus closed to motorized vehicles July 28

The Luther community will be offering a big blue welcome to all RAGBRAI riders passing through Decorah Friday, July 28—College Spirit Day! Much of our welcome will take place along the route on College Drive, but riders will also be encouraged to take the "Luther Loop" through campus. For the safety of all riders involved, upper campus will be closed to motorized traffic from 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Walking or biking to work that day is encouraged, though parking and access to campus will continue to be available in the Regents and Farwell lots. Questions? Contact Alyssa Ritter, <alyssa.ritter>, or Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01>.

Transition to new academic file server June 28-29

In preparation for the transition to a new file server, all faculty are asked to shut down their computers at the end of the day on Wednesday, June 28. The academic file server will be changed to read-only at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 28. The transition will begin at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 and will be completed by 8 a.m. Thursday, June 29. Contact the Technology Help Desk, 387-1000, with questions.

Seeking information on Charles Altfillisch

The Decorah Historic Preservation Commission, which includes two emeriti faculty, Mark Z. Muggli and Diane Scholl, and current staff member Hayley Jackson, is seeking information about Charles Altfillisch's architectural and engineering projects. Contact <mugglimz> or (612) 720-5795 with memories, information, insights, building plans, etc. 

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.

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 the Ticket Office or by downloading a subscription form online. Luther faculty and staff may purchase their tickets at the special price of $15 for adults and $7.50 for children. CSS patrons with special requirements and those who would like assistance ordering may contact the Ticket Office, 387-1357 or <tickets>.

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.


On campus this week

June 30: Discovery Survival Camp (grades 6-9) ends
July 3: Football Individual Camp


Celebrations this week

June 27: James Schnell
June 28: Phil Gibbs
June 29: Nicholas Lauer, Sharon Phillips, Danielle Johnson
June 30: Brooke Joyce
July 1: Charles Humphrey-Klimesh, Ronald Ferguson
July 2: Carolyn Hardy
July 3: Jennaya Robison, Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Jeff Naatz

June 30: Alyssa Ritter, 5 years
July 1: David Blanchard, 25 years; Janice Cordell, 20 years; Scot Schaeffer, 10 years


Sympathy to Paul Gardner and family on the June 25 passing of his mother, Dorothy Gardner. Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport, Iowa.

Job postings

Full-time regional admissions counselor or assistant director of admissions: This position will be responsible for recruitment of students from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area. This position will physically be located in the greater Minneapolis area, with the candidate working from a home office. Based on the level of experience for the successful candidate, the title will be either Regional Admissions Counselor or Assistant Director. A bachelor's degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license. As an Admissions Counselor, one year of relevant post graduate experience is recommended. To be considered for the Assistant Director level, the successful candidate should have a minimum of four years of experience.

Programmer Analyst: Seeking a motivated, detail-oriented programmer analyst to develop software solutions and provide support and security for information systems serving students, faculty, staff and alumni. The analyst will join the team of software developers at Luther College in Decorah. Knowledge of procedural computer languages and experience using SQL databases is required. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and analytical skills. Technical knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, web APIs, security and network interfaces is desired. The campus workplace is a mix of Windows, Linux, and Mac.

To view complete job descriptions and apply for these positions and all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Anita Carrasco received a prestigious fellowship from Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany, to write the book "The Embrace of the Serpent: A Chronicle of Atacameño Life in the Face of Mining" during her sabbatical year of 2018-19. These fellowships are very competitive and open to scholars from all over the world, though only about 12 percent of applicants are successful. Research at the RCC is concerned with questions of the interrelationship between environmental and social changes, and in particular the reasons—the social, political, cultural and environmental factors—behind these transformations.

J.R. Christianson's chapter on "The Infrastructure of the Royal Hunt: King Frederik II of Denmark, 1559-1588," is the lead chapter in "Le cacce reali nell’Europa dei principi," edited by Andrea Merlotti, Florence 2017. 


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: Two arm chairs. Photos can be found here. All items must be moved by Thursday, July 6. Contact Kelsey, <boycke01>, with questions or if interested.

For sale: Two tickets to the Drum Corps Show at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the University of Minnesota Field in Minneapolis. Asking $60/ticket, though open to negotiation. If interested, contact Nate in the Oneota Market kitchen, 387-2176.

Wanted: Metronome and piano lamp. My nephews and niece are taking piano lessons and need some timing and light. Apparently you can learn to play piano better when you can see the music. If you have either item that you're willing to part with, please contact Julie, <julie> or 380-4792.

For sale: Three bedroom, two bathroom ranch home located on the Upper Iowa River. A much sought after west-side location that's close to campus and the bike trail. The backyard has a beautiful view of the river. For more information, contact Linda, 419-2470 or [email protected].

For sale:  Three-person patio swing with cushions and canopy, asking $100; 14 foot trampoline with new enclosure and springs cover, asking $100; Step2 Dream Kitchen and Step2 Cupboard with food and dishes included, asking $80; large wooden doghouse with tin roof, 54 inches long, 44 inches wide, 49 inches high, asking $75. Contact Heather, <freyheat> or 380-2401, for more information.

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; 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.

Moving sale:  A number of household items, bedding, wall art, toddler clothes for boys and girls, toys and games will be available for purchase at 730 College Drive. The sales will be open Friday, June 30 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, July 1, from 8 a.m.-noon. Contact Cam and Sarah, <schuca04>, for more information.

For rent: Country Cottage located about five miles from campus. Ideal for those who want to see deer, turkeys and songbirds. Picturesque environment with the grounds kept in a park-like setting. Previously rented as Two Creeks cottage, but will soon be available as a long term rental. Pictures available online. Contact Lane, <schwla01>, if interested. 

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 Mark, [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 Mark, [email protected] or 380-9137, with questions or inquiries.

For rent: Four bedroom, two and a half bathroom home at 323 Pershing Avenue in Decorah. Large kitchen with a fridge, stove and dishwasher included. Nicely maintained home with a living room, small dining room and family room. Has central air conditioning and a detached two car garage. Available Aug. 20. Rent is $1,300/month and does not include utilities. Contact Olga, <olga.michels>, with questions or inquiries.

For sale: Luther College Facilities has a number of items they are selling by auction. All items are in good working order. Email bids to Ivan, <hackiv01>, by noon Friday, June 30. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The items are as follows:
Two Stihl BG56C leaf blowers purchased new in June 2013. Minimum bid is $50 per leaf blower.
Three Stihl FS110 string trimmers purchased new in June 2013. Minimum bid is $75 per trimmer.
One Toro super recycler push mower purchased in June 2012. Minimum bid is $100.

Volunteers needed: Here it is, the annual plea for help at the lefse booth at Nordic Fest. No experience necessary! Whether you want to sit or stand, move or be still, interact with people or not; we have jobs for everyone. We are opening early Friday for the RAGBRAI riders, so even more help than usual is needed. Short shifts are available Thursday-Saturday, July 27-29. Please contact Julie, <julie> or 380-4792, if you are willing and able to volunteer.

Lefse demonstrators needed: In addition to selling warm lefse at Nordic Fest, our booth also has a demonstrator in the front window for people to "ooh" and "aah" over. If you or someone you know is willing to demonstrate their own special style of lefse making, please contact Julie, <julie> or 380-4792.


And finally...

"We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity."

—George Takei

Happy PRIDE month!