Tuesday, August 9

TUESDAY 8/9/16

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Farewell reception for Tanya Gertz Aug. 16

After 11 years as director of campus programming, Tanya Gertz's last day at Luther will be Wednesday, Aug. 17. Tanya has been appointed executive director of fine arts programming at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in central Minnesota. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend a farewell reception in her honor from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the Center for Faith and Life lobby. There will be a brief program at 2:30 p.m. Please join us as we thank Tanya for her exceptional service to Luther College and the Decorah community.

Dike Road repairs this week

Repairs to Dike Road (lower campus, along the Regents Center, athletic fields and Farwell Hall) will take place later this week. Facilities Services does not expect to close the road to traffic, but may limit traffic to one lane at times.

Luther receives $300,000 grant from W.W. Kellogg Foundation

The Center for Sustainable Communities has received a $300,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to be used over the next two years to provide support to early childhood care environments in northeast Iowa. The program, which will be conducted in collaboration with several northeast Iowa organizations, makes it possible for children and families to make and learn how to make healthy choices about good food and physical activity in their daily lives.

New platform for Visual Media and Sports Information photos

In August 2016, the Visual Media and Sports Information offices will transition from using Flickr to using Libris by Photoshelter to host photos taken by Photo Bureau and Sports Information photographers. Libris offers a much cleaner, more organized user experience that should save time and headache when finding and using images produced by our departments. Flickr will still remain active to host our current archive, but no new images will be uploaded to Flickr from this point on. Please contact <photobureau> with questions.

Sign up for fall swim lessons

Registration is now open for fall swim lessons with the Luther swim team. All lessons are 30 minutes in length. Lesson times are as follows:

Session 1: Sept. 5-9 at 4:30, 5, 5:30, or 6 p.m.
Session 2: Sept. 12-16 at 4:30, 5, 5:30 or 6 p.m.
Session 3: Five Sundays (Sept. 11, 18 and 25, Oct. 2 and 9) at 11 or 11:30 a.m.

The registration form is available online.  Cost is $60 per child, per session; participants must be at least four years old. Thank you for supporting Luther Swimming and Diving.

Oneota Market closed Aug. 10

Oneota Market will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 10, for a Dining Services staff training day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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.

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>.


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.

Solar charging event and 'Driving Change in the Driftless Area' film screening Aug. 12

Join the Center for Sustainable Communities from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, for a demonstration and discussion about Luther's new Chargepoint electric vehicle charging station behind Olin Hall. After the demonstration and discussion, stay for a viewing of "Driving Change in the Driftless Area" in Olin 102. The event is sponsored by the Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, KDEC, Oneota Film Festival and Honda Motorwerks of La Crosse.

Catering Showcase Aug. 16

The catering professionals of Luther College cordially invite Luther faculty and staff to the first Catering Showcase from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Peace Dining Room. The fresh new Catering guide, created by our talented chefs, will be unveiled. The showcase features displays of gourmet appetizers, exciting new entree selections, bountiful buffets, decadent desserts and so much more, including samples of select items. Let Catering staff take you through the simple steps of planning a successful event using Catertrax and choosing just the right menu to make your event a success.

The great crepe reveal Aug. 17

Crepes are coming to Sunnyside Cafe this fall and the Luther community is invited to enjoy a special sneak peak of the treat. Visit Sunnyside Cafe between 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, to try a strawberry crepe or savory ham and cheese crepe for a one-time special price. Sunnyside Cafe is located in the Center for the Arts building.


Celebrations this week


Aug. 9: Brad Phillips, Donna Moen
Aug. 10: Brittany Cord, Alisa Winsauer
Aug. 11: Chandra Jennings, Chad Sonka
Aug. 13: Jon Christy, Stephanie Travers, Cathy Nelson
Aug. 14: Lynne Postudensek Hart, Laurie Christopher
Aug. 16: Soeren Steding, Charlene Halvorson


Aug. 12: Elizabeth Finanger, five years
Aug. 14: Jeff O’Gara, 20 years
Aug. 15: Stu Johnston, 30 years; Jenna Eichberger, five years; Sally Mallam, five years


To Joyce Becker and family on the death of Joyce's mother-in-law, Geneva Becker of Cresco, who passed away July 24.  

New positions

Nicholas Soldano started his position as baseball intern July 25. His office is Regents Center 230, telephone 387-2990.

Elin Amundson started her position as school outreach assistant Aug. 1. Her office is Valders 376, telephone 387-2009.

Raven Battle started his position as assistant football coach-defensive line Aug. 1. His office is Regents Center 11C, telephone 387-1024.

Teage Browning started her position as Brandt Hall director Aug. 1. Her office is Brandt 222, telephone 387-2145.

Arianna Cocallas started her position as energy and waste fellow Aug. 1. Her office is Valders 372K, telephone 387-1797.

Jeff Jones started his position as head strength and conditioning coach Aug. 1. His office is Regents Center 16D, telephone 387-1582.

Kimberly Nye started her position as Financial Aid administrative assistant Aug. 1. Her office is Main 27, telephone 387-1018.

Andrew Peter started his position as leadership giving officer Aug. 1. His office is Loyalty Hall 207, telephone 387-1511.

Kayla Scholl started her position as Dorian Festivals & Music Camps coordinator Aug. 1. Her office is Jenson-Noble 205B, telephone 387-1389.


Maryna Bazylevych presented discussant notes at the panels "Maternity Healthcare in Post-Soviet Settings: Ideologies and Institutions" and "Landscapes of Risk, Violence, and Health Behavior in Eight Ukrainian Cities" at the summer convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the International Association for the Humanities in Lviv, Ukraine, in June 2016.

In July 2016, Olga Michels participated in writing the 2018 national exam for organic chemistry. Joining 12 other professors from around the country, Michels and the committee collectively wrote 390 questions for the national exams. They then spent two days choosing the best 140 questions to be tried on two trial exams in spring 2017. The final product will be available for spring semester 2018 final exams across the country.

Spirit of Sodexo is Sodexo's annual corporate awards program honoring individuals and teams who demonstrate outstanding performance in support of Sodexo's mission and values and commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Norse Culinary Team won the Team Service Region and Segment Gold Award, which is the top award in the entire Universities Division. This award "recognizes the team who demonstrates Service Spirit by focusing on clients and customers as the heart of our business." A selection committee will evaluate all Gold Winners and select the North American-level winners, the highest honor in the company.


Wanted: Kindle e-reader. Looking for the older style, not the Fire. My son's screen "broke" and he uses it a fair amount. Looking for a used (inexpensive) replacement device. Contact Julie Strom, <stromjul> or 387-1350 or 419-3248.

Family Fun Night: The United Way of Winneshiek County is hosting a Family Fun Night from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the lower-level parking lot of the Decorah Public Library. Kids can explore emergency vehicles and enjoy free activities, including face painting, bubbles, a fishing game and bean bag toss. The Knights of Columbus will offer brats and hot dogs for a free-will donation. Top the evening off with a Lawn Chair Night performance by the Guttenburg German Band. Questions? Contact Peggy, <lensinpe>.

For sale: Diamant domestic mill, type D525. Suitable for grinding of any kind of grain, corn, coffee, spices, etc. Slightly used, but in great condition. Cast iron, heavy duty. Can be attached to motor with belt. Grind your own fresh whole wheat flour or corn meal! $999 new, asking $500 or best offer. View at: http://ebayc.us/45374021. Contact Kirk, <larsenkj>.

Free: Used two-tiered barrister bookcase. 36-inches wide by 12-inches deep by 32-inches high. Contact Jessica, <pauljess>.

Free: Vintage child's wardrobe (combination of drawers, closet and long drawer). Years old, but a sweet design.   38-inches wide by 16-inches deep by 42-inches high. Contact Jessica, <pauljess>.  

For sale: The Legends Center is selling a limited number of dumbbells that range from 5-20 pounds. All dumbbells will be sold in pairs at a price of $1 per pound. Contact Cam, <schuca04> or 387-1360.  

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>.

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...

It's State Fair time! The 2016 Iowa State Fair will take place Aug. 11-21 in Des Moines. Get ready for Grandstand concerts, butter cows and 60 different types of food on a stick.

According to the Iowa State Fair website:

"The internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa's great celebration, a salute to the state's best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement."

Midwest Living magazine named the Iowa State Fair one of the "Top 30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience." The Fair is also the only fair listed in the New York Times best-selling travel book, "1,000 Places to See Before You Die," and the subsequent travel book, "1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. and Canada Before you Die."

Plan to attend this year's State Fair? Stop by the Luther College booth and take a selfie with the Luther Bell.