Tuesday, July 11

TUESDAY 7/11/2017

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New interim dean for institutional equity and inclusion

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa M. Scott as Luther's new interim dean for institutional equity and inclusion. Scott will begin her service at Luther August 1. She will serve as the first dean for institutional equity and inclusion at the college, a re-visioning of the former position of executive director of the Diversity Center. As a member of the senior administrative leadership team, Scott will provide key leadership and a strong voice on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion across campus. More information will be available once she is on campus.

I would like to extend a thank you to the search advisory committee for their work in bringing Ms. Scott to campus. The committee included Matt Bills, Anita Carrasco, Sophia Engelman, Luigi Enriquez, Ron Ferguson, Aaron Hafner, Mike Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Kevin Kraus, Corey Landstrom, Chivonne Marlow, Iloria Phoenix and Terry Sparkes.

-Paula Carlson

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>.


On campus this week

July 13: Wrestling Team Camp II ends
July 14: Distance Running Camp (grades 7-12) ends
July 14-16: Soccer Elite Camp
July 16-19: Wrestling Team Camp III
July 17-20: Norse Soccer Mini Day Camp (ages 4-7), Soccer Instructional Day Camp (ages 8-14)

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 11: Terry Ollendieck, Philip Freeman, Susan Ludeking, Dustin Cote, Mark Potvin
July 12: Brian Caton, Melanie Batoff, Susan Schmidt
July 13: Brad Chamberlain, Marian Kaehler, Steve Holland, Ryan Pederson
July 14: Rachel Faldet
July 15: Kelly Bartling, Cheryl Pellett
July 16: Aaron Hafner


To the friends and family of Corinne Nelson, a former Luther employee and spouse of Harland Nelson, professor emeritus of English. She passed away Friday, June 30. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah.

New positions

Jacob Secor started his position as programmer and information security analyst on July 6. His office is Main 12C, telephone 387-1833.

Bruce Frieden started his position as maintenance mechanic/plumber on July 6. His office is in the Heating Plant, telephone 387-1370.

Tina Willger started her position as administrative assistant in OFS on July 6. Her office is Main 118, telephone 387-1015.

Job postings

Full-time assistant director of safety and security: Security staff provide for the security and safety of the entire college community according to the standards of Luther College and the guidelines established for the department. Candidates should have an associate level degree in criminal justice or related field; minimum of three years of security or law enforcement experience preferably in a college setting; valid driver's license with clean driving record; clear criminal history; and extensive public contact and/or customer service experience. Additional years of experience and related training may be substituted for the associate degree. A bachelor's degree in criminal justice or related field may be substituted for years of experience.

To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, go to the employment website: https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.


Marv Slind's new novel, "Ivy," is available in the Luther Book Shop, as well as at Dragonfly Books in downtown Decorah. For more details, go to www.norse.org/ivy.

Steph Fretham and Gwen Strand attended the International C. elegans Conference at UCLA where Trevor Kao '18, presented the poster "Assessing the influence of PI3K/Akt signaling integrity on metabolic activity and oxidative status in C. elegans" and Leah Barkema '18, and Marta Williams '19, presented the poster "PI3K/Akt signaling influences neuronal function in C. elegans."

As baby-boomers age and there are more middle-aged citizens than ever before, there is a need to know how their actions and attitudes affect their own health and the health of others. Ananda Easley '18, is researching the group's psychological and social development that occurs in middle adulthood and how it correlates with alcohol use for her summer research project. She is working with David Bishop, Luther professor of psychology.


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 sale: Luther College Facilities has two Stihl BG56C leaf blowers purchased new in June 2013. They are being sold by bid. Minimum bid is $40 per leaf blower. All items are in good working order. Email bids to Ivan, <hackiv01>, by noon Friday, July 14. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

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: Two or three bedroom home with garage available late July. $875/month. Pets and smoking are not allowed. Call Mark Harman, 382-2020, with inquiries or questions.

For rent: Two bedroom ranch with two-car garage near Luther College. Pets and smoking are not allowed. Call Mark Harman, 382-2020, with inquiries or questions.

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 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.


And finally...

In honor of 7-Eleven's 90th birthday on Tuesday, July 11, here are some fun facts about the convenience store chain!:

  • 7-Eleven was the first convenience store to sell gas alongside the usual groceries and items that could be found at convenience stores.
  • 7-Eleven was the first convenience store to sell coffee to-go.
  • The chain was initially called "Tote'm Stores" due to the fact that the first location had a totem pole in the front, as well as the idea that customers would "tote" away their purchases from the store.
  • The name 7-Eleven came about when the stores expanded their hours from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • To celebrate the company's birthday, 7-Eleven gives away about 500,000 gallons of Slurpees a year in North America alone.
  • While most 7-Eleven locations in America are simply a convenience store and gas station, many locations across the globe are hubs for younger customers, touting perks such as free wi-fi and live music.