Tuesday, December 13

TUESDAY 12/13/16

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Rob Larson to conclude his service as vice president

After nine years as vice president for communications and marketing, Rob Larson will conclude his service as vice president and return to the economics and business department in fall 2017. Rob has been a member of the economics and business faculty since 2003 and was granted tenure in 2007. He has continued to teach first-year Scholars Colloquium courses throughout his time as vice president.

Rob is Luther’s first vice president for communications and marketing and was responsible for coordinating six departments into an integrated communications and marketing division. Notable achievements under his leadership include the growth of athletic event streaming and the introduction of music streaming and the design and implementation of a new web content management system. Many thanks to Rob for his dedicated service as vice president and for the contributions he has made to advancing communications and marketing at Luther College.

The search for Rob's successor will be undertaken during second semester.

-President Paula J. Carlson


Early biweekly deadline Dec. 15

Due to the Christmas and New Year's holiday, employees need to submit their Web Time entry to their supervisor by noon by Thursday, Dec. 15. Supervisors have until noon on Friday, Dec. 16 to approve time cards. This early deadline is so that biweekly employees can be paid ahead of the holiday. Instead of being paid on Wednesday, Dec. 28, biweekly employees will be paid Friday, Dec. 23. Employees will be paid for the full Dec. 3-16 pay period, but they will be paid five days early. Because employees must submit their times before the end of the week, they will need to estimate their hours for Dec. 15-16.

Farwell elevator unavailable during Christmas break

A reminder to faculty and staff that use the Farwell elevator: winter break means the residence halls will be closed. Starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, Farwell Hall will be locked. The hall will reopen at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1. Staff and faculty should take note that these hours include the use of the Farwell elevator.

Snow removal parking

Faculty and staff planning to leave vehicles on campus overnight during Christmas break should park in one of the following areas: Regents Center lot (east side closest to the Towers, first three single rows) or the Decorah outdoor swimming pool lot. Parking in any other lot on campus may result in the car being towed at the owner's expense, $100 minimum. Cars left over J-term must be parked in the City of Decorah outdoor swimming pool parking lot. Contact <facilities> with any questions.

Christmas break hours

J-term hours begin Jan. 3

Preus Library
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 13-14: 7:30 a.m.-midnight
Thursday, Dec. 15: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17-18: Closed
Monday-Friday, Dec. 19-23: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed
Monday, Jan. 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regents Center
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 13-16: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, Dec. 19-22: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 23: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 24-26: Closed
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 27-30: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed

Legends Center
Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 13-14: 6 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17: 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, Dec. 18: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, Dec. 19-23: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 24-26: Closed
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 27-30: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed
Monday, Jan. 2: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 3: 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union and Welcome Desk
Thursday, Dec. 15: 7 a.m-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17-18: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, Dec. 19-23: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed
Monday, Jan. 2: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop
Friday, Dec. 16: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17-18: Closed
Monday-Friday, Dec. 19-23: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed

Oneota Market
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed

Marty's, Nordic Brew and C-Store
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 13-14: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Monday, Dec. 16-Jan. 2: Closed

Thursday, Dec. 15: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday-Monday, Dec. 16-Jan. 2: Closed

Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 13-15: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday-Monday, Dec. 16-Jan. 2: Closed

Thursday, Dec. 15: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 16-Jan. 1: Closed
Monday, Jan. 2: 5-7:30 p.m.

Main Center/SPO
Through Friday, Dec. 23: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed

Peace Scholar applications due Jan. 30

Encourage sophomores and juniors interested in studying in Norway this summer to apply to the Peace Scholars program. An outgrowth of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, this scholarship provides funding for two students to study for a week at the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, and then for six weeks at the University of Oslo. Details can be found here. Applications should be sent to Victoria, <victoria.christman>.

Minneapolis Institute of Art Exhibit sponsored trip

In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is hosting an exhibition of Reformation art and artifacts on loan from Germany. On Friday, Jan. 6, the College will sponsor a trip to the MIA open to all students. The price is $10 and includes transportation, entrance fee and dinner, and an opportunity to mingle with Luther College alumni. Encourage students to sign up by emailing Kate Elliott at <ellika03>.

Wellness book club

The next book sponsored by Wellness is "Are We Born Racist? New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology," cosponsored by the Diversity Center. Email <wellness> if you would like to join us in reading. Some copies will be available to check out before the holidays on a first-come-first-serve basis and for purchase in the bookstore. A time to talk about the book will be scheduled in early February according to people's schedules.

Rechargeable batteries and cellphone recycling information


Effective Dec. 1 under the Rechargeable Batteries and Cellphones Resolution Winneshiek County Solid Waste Agency will not accept rechargeable and cellular telephones in the Winneshiek County Landfill. Luther College's Center for Sustainable Communities has partnered with Call2Recycle which provides free battery and cellphone recycling in North America. Information on accepted items and locations of receptacles can be found on the Luther College Recycling website.

Document Center notice

In the past year there have been several attempts by telemarketers to solicit for toner supply orders to Luther. Supplies are available for Ricoh printers or copiers through the Document Center as part of Luther's service contract. The Document Center wants to remind faculty and staff that Ricoh will not call to solicit for toner. Do not give any information to the callers, instead tell them to not call again and hang up the call. Contact the Document Center with questions <doccenter>.

Faculty and staff PaperCut transition

Faculty and staff workstations are in the process of being transitioned to PaperCut. Color jobs will now be printed differently. For more details, see Faculty and Staff PaperCut Transition.

Baseball holiday camp

The baseball program is hosting their annual holiday camp for third-sixth graders from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Dec. 30. Contact Nick Soldano, (847)347-2949 or <soldni01> with questions.

Soccer clinic

The Luther College men's and women's soccer programs will offer a winter skills clinic for students kindergarten-eighth grade from 4-6:15 p.m. on Saturdays Jan. 8 and Jan. 22. The two-day clinic will be held in the Student Recreation Center of the Regents Center. All registrations must be made online by Jan. 2. Contact Chris with questions, <garcch01>.

Caution on Dike Road

Terracon, a geotechnical engineering firm, will be working along Dike Road, Pole Line Road, and the berm starting Tuesday, Dec. 13. The Luther community is asked to please allow ample space so they have a safe working environment. Terracon will be using Electrical Resistivity Imaging to determine where to conduct soil borings. All in preparation to determine the existing soil conditions of Dike Road and measures needed to be accredited. Information is needed to compare to FEMA criteria for flood protection.

December Employee Wellness newsletter

Check out December's issue of "Words of Wellness," which features Angela Kueny as the employee of the month and the article, "Making that New Year's Resolution Stick." Other tips and a printable recipe, all written by student wellness ambassadors, are also included. Opt-in for monthly editions here. 

Sunnyside Cafe hours

Sunnyside Cafe will be open during finals week 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by for a fresh baked cinnamon roll and coffee. New this J-term, Sunnyside will also be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Book Shop news

Signed books
Stop in the Book Shop and purchase a new and autographed copy of Brian Andreas's new book
"Bring Your Life Back to Life." 


Chapel this week

Worship services will not be held on campus during Christmas break. Chapel will resume Wednesday, Jan. 4 and Sunday morning worship will resume on Jan. 8. College Ministries wishes all safe travel and a joyful and blessed Christmas and New Year!

Home sporting events this week
Dec. 16: Women's Basketball vs. St. Thomas, 7 p.m.

Events this week
Dec. 16: Celebrating 100 years of Loyalty Hall, 2 p.m., Loyalty Hall Lobby

Celebrating 100 years of Loyalty Hall

The Luther Alumni and Development Office invites all faculty, staff, alumni and friends to attend an open house to celebrate 100 years of Loyalty Hall. Please join us from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the Loyalty Hall Lobby for Norwegian desserts, coffee, hot cider and fellowship to mark this special occasion. For more information, email <alumni>.


Celebrations this week

Dec. 13: Kristi Knutson, Laurie Thompson
Dec. 16: Jack Drilling, Jerome Hayek, Suzanne Lyndon
Dec. 17: Karen Kerndt
Dec. 18: Bruce Larson
Dec. 19: Cindy Blue, Mary Weis, Melanie Malila


Norma Hervey joined the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Czech Fulbright program in New York City Nov. 5. Due to an unexpected health problem, she was unable to present the paper expected in Washington for the annual Fulbright meeting. She continues to serve as a peer reviewer.

Dean Vesperman presented at the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies Primary contradictions and the ontogenetic evolution of preservice teachers' conceptions of democracy. He also conducted two professional development presentations at NCSS on Game theory; "An Analytical Tool for the Social Studies Classroom" with Chris Clark of the University of Minnesota and "Right to Protect: How to Teach About Human Rights in the 21st Century."

Luther College student, Mwayi Pankuku will host an informational session and fundraising event on her Sanitation and Clean Water Project for girls' empowerment in Malawi. Sponsored by the Center for Global Learning and Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center, the event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Peace and Justice Center, 119 Winnebago Street, Decorah. This is an open event, with no charge for admission. Donations can be sent to Jon Lund, 700 College drive, Decorah, IA. For more information, contact Mwayi, <pankmw01> or 419-4535.


For rent: Quality built two-bedroom apartment with one-stall garage, 602 Ridge Road. Great location close to Luther. $800 monthly rent; landlord pays gas, water/sewer and garbage. No smoking. No pets. Contact Harman Realty, 382-2020.

Free: 42-inch Hitachi tube color television set with remote. This would be a great television for a game room. You pickup. Contact Mary, <weisma02>.

Wanted: Used cat scratching post. Contact Joyce, 382-6022.

For sale: Rectangular counter height solid oak dining table with six chairs. Light oak color. Brown padded leatherette chair seats and backs. 36 inches wide, 54 inches long, 36 high. Comes with leaf that makes it 72 inches long. Asking $375. Contact Sally, <mallamsa> or 382-9444.

For sale: Yamaha Advantage model YAS200AD alto saxophone available in excellent condition, evaluated by West Music. Standard student model. Asking $700; original price, $1,695. Contact Kristin, <[email protected]>.

Peanut brittle: Need a consumable gift? A treat to bring to a party? A treat for yourself? Try Julie's homemade peanut brittle. Available in 1/2 and full pound bags, or 3/4 pound in a decorative glass jar. Each order made fresh the night before the order is due. Also freezes well. Contact Julie, 387-1865 or <julie>.

For sale: Skylanders Swap Force Wii game with 12 swappable figures and six other figures, $35. Two swappable figures still in package, $10 for the pair. Skylanders Giants Wii game with two giants and five other figures, $30. Skylanders Trap Team Wii game with six trap figures, eight mini figures, eight other figures and nine traps, $45. Contact Julie, 387-1865 or <julie>.

For sale: Four moderately used radial snow tires, size P185/65R15 86S, mounted on wheels; will fit most older Priuses. Tread is quite good. $160. Contact Laurie, <zarila01>.

For sale: Interested in composting but not sure how to get started? The Winneshiek Energy District is selling Home Composters™ through the Wisconsin-based non-profit, Recycling Connections. In addition to the composters, the Winneshiek Energy District's Green Iowa Americorps Team will provide tips and trainings on how to best create and use your compost. To order a Home Composter™ email Arianna, <cocaar01> with questions.

For sale: 45 professional contractor retaining wall Alan Block. Each block measures 8 x 18 x 12 inches, asking $6 per block. Blocks are on a pallet ready to haul. Contact Marcia, 380-8127 or <gullick>.

For rent: Large one-person apartment with fully furnished kitchen, attached living room, full bath, one bedroom, air conditioning, large storage room, off-street parking, water/sewer furnished, onsite laundry and snow removal. The apartment is furnished. $450/month. Contact Karen, 380-0612.

House/pet/babysitter available: College student back home in Decorah for winter break Dec. 19-Jan. 13, seeking to assist families with needs during the holiday season. Interested in pet, house or babysitting. Contact Molly for references or questions, [email protected].


And finally...

"My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season."

-Mary Todd Lincoln (It's the anniversary of her birthday today!)

Allow procrastination to whisper to you during the holidays too and take time to celebrate all of the wonderment of the season. Relax and enjoy your family, friends and your favorite things. (Including that extra cookie that you don't think you need.)