Tuesday, August 2

TUESDAY 8/2/16

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Iowa Private College Week

Luther College will participate in Iowa Private College Week, a week-long celebration encouraging prospective students to explore Iowa's 25 private colleges and universities. Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to come to Luther's campus and visit with professors, meet coaches, chat with current students and learn about academic and social opportunities Aug. 1-5. Faculty are invited to come interact with prospective students and their families at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Valders Concourse. Contact Kristin Padilla, 419-6994, if interested in helping out.

PaperCut replaces GoPrint

Starting this week, ITS will transition residence hall, lab and classroom printers to use PaperCut rather than GoPrint. All student printing will route through PaperCut by the start of fall semester 2016. For details, visit www.luther.edu/its/papercut. Faculty and staff printers will transition to PaperCut during the fall.

Colleague and my.luther unavailable Aug. 5-8

ITS will move Colleague from a Unidata database to a Microsoft SQL Server database Aug. 5-8. Colleague and my.luther will be unavailable starting at noon Aug. 5. Both services are expected to be available again Aug. 8. Visit the ITS blog for details and please plan ahead.

Eat in the Caf during Iowa Private College Week

Join Dining Services for lunch in the Caf during Iowa Private College Week. The Caf will be open from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 1-5.

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Rebecca Sullivan, Kirk Johnson, Todd Green, Lynne Postudensek Hart and Debbie Spencer! Please enjoy a free lunch on us in the Caf or Grab-N-Go. Rebecca, Kirk, Todd, Lynne and Debbie were randomly selected from the August faculty/staff birthday calendar.

Dining Services E-Newsletter

Subscribe to the Luther College Dining Services E-Newsletter and stay in the loop on Dining Services specials, schedules and hours over school breaks. The monthly email newsletter features the most up-to-date reminders and information regarding all things Luther College Dining Services.

Book Shop News

Congratulations to Mike and Sue Blair on their new CD, "Ever Singing," now available in the Luther Book Shop.

School has almost started and we know that faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college have produced new novels, CDs and art work that we have no clue about. Please share any information you have with the Book Shop so we can represent all these brilliant people in our offerings. Contact Chauncy, <egglch01>.

Library online catalog upgrade

The Library upgraded its online catalog and search tool, Worldcat, on Monday, Aug. 1. The upgraded version offers several advantages, including more intuitive and robust search options, better mobile functionality and an updated interface. This version will search all the same resources: books, articles, videos, recordings and more. Please report any issues, concerns, suggestions and compliments to Freeda Brook <fbrook> or any of the library staff.

Spring 2016 departmental course evaluation reports available

Dean's Office staff and department heads can now access departmental course evaluation reports. For a reminder on how to find these reports, please see Spring 2016 Departmental Course Evaluation Reports Available on the ITS blog.


Events this week

Aug.1-5: Iowa Private College Week

Summer Special on Oneota terrace Aug. 9

Come to Oneota Terrace at noon Tuesday, Aug. 9, for burgers on the grill, a lunch special from Oneota Market and music by Mike and Sue Blair. Mike and Sue will offer a mini-concert from noon-12:45 p.m. with music from their new CD, "Ever Singing." Learn more about their music at eversinging.com. Summer Special is sponsored by Dining Services and College Ministries.


Celebrations this week


Aug. 2: Jon Ailabouni, Debbie Spencer
Aug. 4: Miriam Skrade, Teresa Flinchbaugh, David Foley, Destiny Collins, Jesse Mulert
Aug. 5: Paul Rude
Aug. 6: Doug Nelson, Kevin Wenger, Kate Frentzel
Aug. 7: Scott Barnes
Aug. 8: Dennis Blake, Debra Franzen, Sheryl Sievert, Lisa Tangen
Aug. 9: Brad Phillips, Donna Moen


Aug. 5: Eddy Atwell, 25 years; Deanna Casterton, 25 years
Aug. 6: Keith Lesmeister, 15 years
Aug. 7: Alex Smith, 10 years


To the family of Lawrence Williams, professor emeritus of Africana studies and history, who passed away Sunday, July 31, in Louisville, Kentucky. A wake will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, and the funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, both at Green Street Baptist Church in Louisville. Flowers and cards may be sent to: Green Street Baptist Church, attention Kim Harris, 519 East Gray St., Louisville, Kentucky, 40202. The family requests memorials in Lawrence's name be made to the Williams Endowment Fund for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture or the Cultural and Racial Diversity Scholarship at Luther College.

New positions

Danielle Piper Johnson started as associate registrar July 25. Her office is Main 123, telephone 387-1168.

Peggy Landsom started as custodial staff July 26. Her offices is Facilities Services, telephone 387-1145.

Julann Sindelar started as custodial staff July 26. Her office is in the Regents Center, telephone 387-2231.

Alan Wenthold started as custodial staff July 26. His office is Facilities Services, telephone 387-1145.


Mike and Sue Blair recently released a CD of original music, "Ever Singing." Many of the songs on the CD were written by during Sue's journey through cancer treatment and recovery. An article about Mike and Sue and their music, written by Nicole Brekke Sisk '94, Senior Communications Specialist, was featured in Mayo Clinic's online newsletter, In the Loop. "Ever Singing" is available at the Luther Book Shop and on Spotify, iTunes and Mike and Sue's website: eversinging.com.

Philip Freeman's translation of Cicero's "How to Win an Election" has been chosen as the first-year reading for the entering classes at both Texas Christian University and Loyola University in Maryland.

Molly McNicoll presented "Integrating Undergraduate Research and Natural Areas Management" at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Madison, Wisconsin.


Ride needed: Ride to Rochester anytime before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, to catch the airport shuttle to Minneapolis. I will gladly pay for the gas! Contact Dennis Magnuson, emeritus faculty, <magnusde> or 382-4423.

Convertibles needed: Student Activities Council is searching for faculty or staff members to drive their convertibles in the Homecoming parade on Oct. 1. Ideally, the convertible has a back seat and the owner will drive their car in the parade. If interested, contact Hannah, <sachomecoming>.

For sale: Large two-piece oak desk with a hutch and matching bookcase. Contact Michelle <boikmi01>.

J-term house sitter available: My name is Jackie Krawczyk and I'm a junior nursing major currently living in Rochester for the school year. I plan on taking an on-campus J-term class but don't have a home in Decorah for the month. Therefore I'm reaching out to any faculty or staff member traveling over J-term who needs a house sitter. I'm a responsible student who has experience house-sitting and pet-sitting. While on campus I'm a member of Luther's Concert Band and Track and Field team, as well as the PALs program. I can be reached at <krawja02> or (815) 990-7733.

For sale: Numerous baby items, including crib, bassinet, high chair, walkers, rocking horse, etc. Also lots of clothes (mostly girls) through size 24 month/2T. Act fast, as these items won't be available for long. Contact David Kamm, 382-9565.

For sale: 2003 Timberlodge 28-foot travel trailer in excellent condition. Furnace, air conditioner and all appliances work. Tires and awning are one year old. Trailer has large slide-out and sleeps six comfortably. Reese leveling/anti-sway hitch included. Selling because family is growing and will need bunk beds. Asking $8,500 or best offer. Located in Mabel, Minnesota. Email Sheena, <tollsh01>, for pictures or call Adam at (507) 459-5040.

For sale: 1998 Buick LeSabre. From a year when Clinton was president and Pokemon was popular, proving that some things stand the test of time. Smooth ride, solid V6 engine, 25-27 MPG on the highway, bench seating, 105,000 miles. Does show some wear and has some rust. Asking $1,850 or best offer. Call or text Jake, (651) 262-9725, if interested.

For rent: Furnished, gorgeous, updated two-bedroom downtown apartment available at 222½ East Water St. Upstairs apartment overlooking downtown with all new stainless steel appliances including stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Hardwood floors and beautiful furnishings, including a Sleep Number bed. Second bedroom could be an office. Huge back deck with great view of bluffs. Large eat-in kitchen, sunny living room, great built-ins. $950 per month, available Aug. 1. No pets, no smoking. References required. Call Shawna Todd, (612) 363-6135.

For rent: Fully furnished three-bedroom, two-bath home for rent, located near Phelps Park. Availability is very flexible. $1,100 per month. No pets, no smoking. Contact listing agent Mark Harman, 380-9137. 


And finally...

The 2016 Summer Olympics begin Friday, Aug. 5, with opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. on NBC. Tune in and cheer on the athletes.

"Olympics for me is love, peace, united."

-Jackie Chan