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Offices closed Jan. 19
The offices of Financial Services, Financial Aid, Registrar and Human Resources will be closed from 8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, for a staff workshop.
HR notice: Save the date
A TIAA representative will be on campus to present an estate planning workshop from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. More information will follow.
January staff meetings
Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings for January: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, or 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, both in Peace Dining Room. Items on the agenda include study abroad updates and current happenings by Jon Lund, updates from the Emergency Response Team by Corey Landstrom and on Luther's contracts and bidding policy from Andrew Bailey.
Know a potentially good RA?
Residence Life is beginning the Resident Assistant selection process for 2018-2019 and would appreciate names of caring and responsible students who are engaged in the Luther community. Please fill out this short form by Friday, Jan. 26, so Residence Life can contact them and encourage them to apply. Contact <reslife>, with questions.
Spring staff meetings
Mark your calendars. The following are the dates for the spring semester staff meetings, all on Wednesdays and Thursday: Feb. 14 and 15; March 14 and 15; April 18 and 19. Wednesday meetings are at 2 p.m. and Thursday meetings are at 9 a.m.
Hot deals in the Book Shop
Make a New Year's resolution to be more prepared for the 2018 holidays? Stop in the Book Shop to help make that happen. Holiday items have been marked down 60 percent.
It is National Squirrel week Saturday-Saturday, Jan. 13-20, in the Book Shop, and Martin is offering 25 percent off all clearance items. Get nutty with the Book Shop and start gathering clearance items.
New at luther.edu
Thomas C. Johnson talks about his most recent documentary and shares how media studies help students understand how the world works.
Keep your wellness resolutions alive, join Decorah Masters Swim Team.
If you can swim non-stop for at least one length of the pool and want to join a fun group of Luther faculty, staff, students and community members, consider Decorah Masters Swimming. Practices are Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, Friday lunchtime and Sunday afternoon. Dues are $36 a month, with an attendance credit for Luther swimmers. Email Kate Elliott, <ellika03>, or Brittany Cord, <cordbr01>, for more information or "like" Decorah Masters Swim Team on Facebook.
Wellness challenge: Beat the Blues Winter Marathon
As a Walk More Connect More partner, the Wellness Program is promoting the local Beat the Blues Winter Marathon challenge, a winter-long outdoor challenge. Read more about how to participate and earn a chance at additional "Luther only" prizes, and contact <wellness> with questions.
Change to stipend request process
Human Resources must now receive requests to pay individuals, often called "stipends" or "honorariums," by the first day of the month for monthly payrolls and by the first day of the pay period for biweekly payrolls. This change is being made to allow Human Resources time to approve or deny the request before any work is performed and to allow Payroll sufficient time to process the request. Please contact <hr> with questions.
KATIE January 2018 changes
KATIE was upgraded to Moodle 3.3 on Jan. 3. For some basic tutorials and how-to's on navigating the changes, finding a course and making a course visible to students, see the ITS blog. For additional questions, please contact the KATIE Support Team at <helpdesk> or call 387-1000.
Wellness chair massage on Mondays
Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for $1/minute chair massages, paid by cash, check or card at appointment, from 1-5 p.m. every other Monday in Bunch or Borlaug through May. Chair massages can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Visit the Wellness event calendar for more information and to sign up.
'Create Community' workshop for first-years
Faculty and staff are asked to encourage first-year students to attend a day-and-a-half community building workshop, Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 20-21, at Baker Commons. Participants will tell stories, figure out what they want from their Luther experience and how to make it happen. Modeled on the United World Colleges (SEA) Initiative for Peace and led by first-year student Kim Chham and the Luther College Peace Scholars, sponsored by the CEPE. Limited space. Sign up is at cepe.luther.edu.
Chapel this week
Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.
Wednesday, Jan. 17: Lectio Divinia of Psalms, Labyrinth Walk
Friday, Jan. 19: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan - Singing the Psalms
Monday, Jan. 22: Liz Rog, Community Sing
Home sporting events this week
Events this week
Tuesday, Jan. 16: Luther College Women's Club meeting, Jim and Karen Martin-Schramm, "Encountering Britain: Luther's Nottingham Program," 1:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room; CEPE TV Dinner, "WKRP in Cincinnati," 6 p.m. Olin 214
Wednesday, Jan. 17: "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," film series, episode three, 6:30 p.m., Valders 362
Saturday, Jan. 20: Mid-Winter Community Day, 2 p.m., Regents Center
Sunday, Jan, 21: "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," film series, episode four, 2 p.m. Valders 362
'Laton Alton Huffman, Frontier Photographer'
Captured images of the American West during the 19th and 20th centuries will be on display through Jan. 31 in Preus Library. The show, titled "Laton Alton Huffman, Frontier Photographer," features vintage photographs taken by Laton Alton Huffman. The gallery exhibit is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Martin-Schramms to speak at Woman's Club meeting
Luther faculty and staff members Jim and Karen Martin-Schramm will present "Encountering Britain: Luther's Nottingham Program" at the January meeting of the Luther College Woman's Club, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288, with questions.
CEPE TV dinner
Join Brooke Joyce to watch and discuss an episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati," a CBS sitcom that ran from 1978-1982, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Olin 214. In the episode "Real Families," which aired following the election of Ronald Reagan, a TV crew films a family during a "typical" midwestern Sunday, foreshadowing the genre of reality TV, with all its ethical and aesthetic implications. RSVP to <cepe> for a TV dinner. Seating limited to 12.
Third and fourth episodes of 'The National Parks' this week
"The Empire of Grandeur" and "Going Home," episodes three and four of the six-part Ken Burns' documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, in Valders 362. Each episode lasts approximately two hours.
Mid-Winter Community Day
Luther College, in partnership with Decorah Bank & Trust, invites all area families and friends to enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun at the 2018 Mid-Winter Community Day beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Regents Center. Registration can be completed online or by calling the Alumni Office, 387-1164 or (800) 225-8664. The community day pizza party is $2 for adults, no charge for children 18 and under. There is no admission charge to the Luther basketball games that day.
Jacob Bunge '18, will perform a vocal recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission
First Pitch Banquet Jan. 27
Kick off the Luther baseball season at the fourth annual First Pitch Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. The event includes silent auction, dinner, season outlook from Coach Bryan Nikkel and keynote speaker Mike Grimm '93, voice of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Tickets and more details can be found at https://tickets.luther.edu/Online/Article/first-pitch-banquet or through Coach Nikkel, <nikkbr01>.
Celebrations this week
Jan. 16: Meghan Palmer, Kayla Scholl
Jan. 17: Anne Edison-Albright, Kevin Ellingson, Jay McGee, Peggi Pape, Ryan Torkelson, Marsha Wenthold
Jan. 18: Scott Fjelstul, John Jefferson
Jan. 19: Deirdre Duvel, Chelle Meyer
Jan. 20: David Babbitt
Jan. 21: Jason Britton, Giles Teslow, Ruth Caldwell
Jan. 22: David Kamm, Chuck Riha
To the friends and family of Gene Haugland, class of 1963, who passed away Thursday, Jan. 11. He graduated from Luther with a degree in math/chemistry and later served as an instrumental member of the Luther Board of Regents for 12 years. A memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with lunch to follow at the Edina Country Club. Condolences may be sent to Suzanne Haugland, 5229 W. Highwood Drive, Edina MN 55436 or email <[email protected]>.
To the friends and family of Marcia Bullerman, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16. She recently retired after a 30-year career at Luther College, most recently in the President's office. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, at the Calmar Lutheran Church in Calmar, Iowa, and after noon Saturday, Jan. 20. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Calmar Lutheran Church. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family.
New employees and new positions
Miola Gossman started her position as custodial staff Dec. 18. Her office is Olson Hall, telephone 387-2238.
Sarah Forsythe started her position as food and farm fellow Jan. 3. Her office is Valders 372B, telephone 387-1573.
Kevin Werges started a new position as maintenance mechanic Jan. 2. He can be reached at the heating plant, telephone 387-1370.
Leah Benzing started her position as project manager Jan. 1. She can be reached in Facilities Services, telephone 387-1136.
Ivan Hackman started his position as assistant director of facilities services Jan. 1. He can be reached in Facilities Services, telephone 387-1668.
Custodial floater: Immediate opening for a full-time floater. The floater custodian fills in for both academic and administrative buildings.
Full-time admissions counselor or assistant director of admissions: Primary responsibilities include coordinating the recruitment of students from a specific geographical region, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Based on the level of experience of the successful candidate, the title will be either admissions counselor or assistant director. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge and the ability to make public presentations. Previous experience in admissions or a related field is preferred, and an appreciation for residential, liberal arts colleges would be helpful. A bachelor's degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver's license. Experience in sales, marketing, communication and education is highly desirable.
To view the complete job descriptions and apply for all current openings, go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.
For sale: 2007 Ford Escape. $1,700. Vehicle has 150,000 miles, 4WD, is great in snow and all-terrain. Is in good condition but needs some work from someone who knows basic car repairs. Would make great snow/second car or car for teenager. Contact Emily, <stumem01>, with inquires.
Classes start soon: The winter session for SoDa (Song and Dance) Club begns Monday, Jan. 29. The group, open for children ages 5-14, meets Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church. SoDa is led by Linda Martin, Jill Wilson and Claire Thompson. Cost is $60 for eight weeks. Contact Linda, <martli01>, or Claire, <[email protected]>, for questions or to register.
January is International Brain Teaser month. Look for the answer to this brain teaser in next week's Tuesday.
"I am the beginning of sorrow and the end of sickness. You cannot express happiness without me yet I am in the midst of crosses. I am always in risk yet never in danger. You may find me in the sun, but I am never out of darkness." What am I?