Tuesday, July 4

TUESDAY 7/4/2017 (sent 7/3/17)

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Fourth of July holiday hours



Mail Services

Book Shop

Oneota Market

Marty's, Nordic Brew, C-Store and Grab & Go
Closed for the summer

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>.

Call for RAGBRAI workers and parade walkers

Luther College is welcoming RAGBRAI riders through campus Friday, July 28. The college has agreed to allow employees to work at Luther's RAGBRAI event for up to two hours as part of the normal paid work day (overtime pay will not be permitted). Supervisors must give verbal consent to employees to participate.

Luther College Admissions is also asking for volunteers (unpaid) to walk in the Nordic Fest Parade at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29. Walkers will meet at the fairgrounds at 10 a.m.

Plan to wear a blue Luther shirt when assisting with these events. Don't have one? No problem, just be sure to indicate your t-shirt size in the form and the Admissions office will provide one for you.

Please sign up for one or both events online. Questions? Contact Alyssa, <alyssa.ritter>, or Julie, <julie>.

Seeking information on Charles Altfillisch

The Decorah Historic Preservation Commission, which includes 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.


On campus this week

July 5-8: Wrestling Team Camp I
July 9-14: Distance Running Camp (grades 7-12)
July 10: Adventures with Chemistry!
July 10-13: Wrestling Team Camp II

Breakpoint book discussion

Brad Chamberlain and Diane Gossman will guide a discussion of the book "Breakpoint: The Changing Marketplace for Higher Education" at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in the Hovde room in Preus Library. In "Breakpoint," Jon McGee shows how higher education is in the midst of an extraordinary moment of demographic, economic and cultural transition that has significant implications for how colleges understand their mission, their market and their management. Please register online: Dean's Office Events. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.


Celebrations this week

July 4: Sue Halverson, Andrew Whitfield, Deborah Gover
July 5: Jeanie Lovell, Caleb Timp
July 6: Andrew Bailey, Owen Burgdorf-Hibbs, Ivan Hackman
July 8: David Grouws, Drake Duffield
July 9: Tony Mutsune
July 10: Aaron Lurth, Kelly Sorenson, David Thompson, Bobbi-Jo Molokken, Chauncy Eggland

July 9: Corey Landstrom, five years

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Andrew Bailey, Dustin Cote, Birgitta Meade, Emily Neal and Dana Talsness! Please enjoy a free lunch on Dining Services. Andrew, Dustin, Birgitta, Emily and Dana were randomly selected from the July faculty and staff birthday calendar.

New positions

Andrew Peter started his new position as Development Officer on June 20. His office and phone number remain unchanged, Loyalty Hall 207, telephone 387-1511.

Tricia Crary started her position as College Ministries Administrative Assistant on June 19. Her office is CFL 106, telephone 387-1040.

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. Knowledge of procedural computer languages and experience using SQL databases is required. The candidate should have excellent analytical and communication 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: https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Messier 23, also known as M23, is an open cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. Madilyn Heinke, Luther junior of Seymour, Wisconsin, is researching and observing Eclipsing Binary stars and Long Period Variable stars in M23 as part of her summer research at the college. Heinke is working with Jeff Wilkerson, Luther professor of physics, associate dean and director of faculty development, on this ongoing project.

With racial tensions on the rise, Samantha Rabang, Luther senior of West Des Moines, Iowa, has chosen to research the contributions of prejudice and emotional intelligence in interpreting emotions for her summer student-faculty collaborative research project at the college. Rabang is working with Stephanie Travers, Luther associate professor of psychology, on her project "Misinterpreting Facial Emotions of African Americans: Are Caucasians Prejudiced of Just Emotionally Inept?"


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-inch Apple Cinema Display. Also asking $150 for a 2008 21-inch Apple iMac, 2.4 Ghz Intel Core Duo with six 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 rent:  Two bedroom duplex located at 404 W. Broadway. Only blocks away from the downtown area. Two bedrooms upstairs, with kitchen, living and dining room on the main level. Shared common wall with no residents living above the duplex. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. Off street parking. Tenant pays utilities. Contact Tade, [email protected], for a rental application or 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: Four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home at 323 Pershing Ave. 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: Oak side table with an attached lamp. The table has a space underneath it for magazines or books. The lamp is slightly wobbly but could easily be tightened. Asking $30. Contact Michelle, <boikmi01>, if interested.

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...

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."

-Albert Camus