Tuesday, July 18

TUESDAY 7/18/2017

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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. to 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>.

Book Shop extended hours

The Book Shop will be open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in celebration of Telelaget of America. 

The Book Shop will be open 7 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday, July 28, for RAGBRAI riders. Riders are offered free shipping on all purchased items.

The Book Shop will be open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, for Nordic Fest. 

Book news

Marv Slind's new novel, "Ivy," is now available for purchase at the Book Shop.

Why pursue engineering at Luther College? 

Luther students have been pursuing engineering since the first half of the 20th century, with an official dual degree engineering option established with Washington University in St. Louis in 1977. Now pre-engineering at Luther has an updated website to explain why Luther continues to be great place to pursue a career in engineering. We encourage you to take a look! For more information or to learn about pre-engineering advising at Luther, contact Erin Flater, <flater01>.

Check out the edible landscapes

Stop on by the two edible landscapes on campus, located next to Yvli and Valders! Produce is ready for picking and snacking. Use the basil to make your own pesto. Create an awesome salad with the kale and pea pods. Or add the lemon balm to your homemade sweet tea for some extra flavor. Don't forget to close the gate once you are done.


On campus this week

July 17-20: Norse Soccer Mini Day Camp (ages 4-7), Soccer Instructional Day Camp (ages 8-14)
July 19: Wrestling Team Camp III ends
July 20-24: Luther College Dance Camp
July 21-23: Soccer High School Team Camp

Coming up next week

July 25: Breakpoint book discussion
July 28: RAGBRAI rides through Decorah
July 31-Aug. 4: Iowa Private College Week


Celebrations this week

July 18: Birgitta Meade
July 19: Ruby Dvorak, Gordon Roble, Philip Borter
July 20: Brenda Broghamer
July 21: Debbie Karr, Doris Patterson, Sarah Wilder, Robert Morton
July 22: Kris Franzen
July 23: Brian Solberg, Stepheny Manzer
July 24: Sophia Engleman, Broden Skillings, Melissa Bothun

New positions

Daina Bond started her position as donor records coordinator on July 10. Her office is on the second floor of Loyalty Hall, telephone 387-1517.

Thomas Piazza started his custodial staff position on July 10. His office is CFA 134B, telephone 387-2423.

Charlie Mitchell started his visual media fellow position on July 5. His office is in Dahl Centennial Union 213, telephone 387-1864. 

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.

Coordinator of diversity recruitment or assistant director of admissions-diversity recruitment: The successful candidate will work with area programs serving under represented students and support diversity, as well as assist in the recruitment and retention efforts for Luther. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and a positive driving record that will enable them to be insured through the college. A bachelor's degree is required with academic preparation in any discipline. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply. As an admissions counselor, one year of relevant postgraduate experience is recommended. To be considered for the assistant director level, the successful candidate should have a minimum of four years of experience.

Welcome Center information operator: The information operator is a .30 FTE position, requiring 16 hours/week for 9 months/year. Hours will generally be between 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., including some weekend and some weekday hours to be determined. High school diploma or equivalent required, as well as basic computer and clerical skills, extensive customer service experience, good verbal and written communication skills and ability to operate two way radio and telephone equipment. Successful candidate must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time. 

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


"Live long and prosper" the phrase from TV's "Star Trek" was written by Theodore Sturgeon, a science fiction author and editor who wrote several episodes for the popular series, though he is renowned for his many short stories and acclaimed novel "More Than Human." Katie Patyk '18, of Milladore, Wisconsin, is researching Sturgeon's works and letters to discuss the parameters of the science fiction genre. Patyk is working with Andrew Hageman on her project "Exploring the Archives of Science Fiction: Theodore Sturgeon."

In the Alumni Profiles, Todd Brown '06 tells how he got from Luther to Purdue University to Johns Hopkins to being part of the part of the team that flies the Cassini spacecraft, which is at the planet Saturn. "The analytical approaches that I apply to my work assignments at NASA are the same as those I originally honed in the Physics Department at Luther," he says.


For sale: The Luther College Gardens have extra produce to sell! Check out our order form and place your order today. On Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. stop on by the Sustainability Suite and pick up your order. The order form is updated weekly. Contact Sarah Forsythe, <forssa03>, with any questions.

For sale: Genuine Swedish clogs, like new. Just in time for Nordic Fest and everyday summeror for a special birthday or other occasion. Made in Bastad, Sweden, this pair of dark navy blue clogs was worn only 3-4 times by a 10 year old. Size is youth four, equivalent to a European 35. Asking $20. A photo is available online.

For sale: Four Jeep rims with tires: 17x7.5 rims with 235/55R17 99H tires. Asking $450. Images can be found online. Contact Muaz, <muaz>, if interested. 

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 four 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.

Garage sale: The Toys Go 'Round Toy Lending Library will be holding its annual Garage Sale on Saturday, July 22, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in the lower level of the Decorah Public Library. Gently used and vintage toys, plus children's books, are available at great bargain prices. Donations accepted until July 20 during TGR hours (Tuesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday 3-7 p.m., Thursday 3-7 p.m.). Email <catosa01> or call 277-5184 with questions.

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: Four bedroom home located at 404 Center Ave. The home is conveniently located a few blocks from downtown Decorah, the Upper Iowa River, schools and the bike trail. All hardwood flooring throughout. Kitchen, living, dining, two bedrooms and full bath are located on the main level. Two bedrooms and bath on upper level. Family room, office and ample storage are located in the lower level. Stove, fridge, washer and dryer are included. The home has central air and a one-car garage also. Rent is $1,000/month. Contact Tade, [email protected] or 380-1415, for a rental application or with questions.

For rent: One bedroom home located at 506 W. Main St. in downtown Decorah. The home is only blocks away from the local downtown area and the bike trail. Appliances included, central air, and all rooms are on the main level. Rent is $600/month. Contact Tade, [email protected] or 380-1415, for a rental application or with questions.


And finally...

In honor of Nelson Mandela Day on Tuesday, July 18:

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."