Tuesday, Jan. 30

TUESDAY 1/30/2018

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Testing emergency notification system

Luther has a new emergency notification system. The college will be testing the system Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 31. Luther employees and students should receive a notification via email, phone call(s) and text message. Those who do not receive these messages should let Julie Shockey Trytten know ASAP via email at [email protected]. The purpose of the emergency notification system is to help alert the campus to an emergency and maintain the safety of those on campus. The message will also be sent via the college's Facebook and Twitter platforms. An app will also be available in the near future.


J-term break hours

Preus Library
Wednesday, Jan. 31: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Feb. 1-2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 3-4: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-7: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regents Center
Wednesday, Jan. 31: 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Feb. 1-2: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 5-6: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Legends Center
Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 2: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3: 9 a.m-3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4: 1-5 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-7: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: 6-9 a.m.; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Feb. 1-2: 6-8 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3: Closed due to swim meet
Sunday, Feb. 4: Noon-4 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-7: 6-8 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Wednesday-Tuesday, Jan. 31-Feb. 6: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Welcome Center
Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 3-4: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 5-6: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Book Shop
Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 3-4: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-7: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 3-4: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-7: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Oneota Market
Wednesday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 3-4: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-7: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday-Tuesday, Feb. 1-6: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Wednesday, Feb. 1-7: Closed

Nordic Brew
Wednesday, Jan. 31: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Wednesday, 1-7: Closed

Wednesday, Jan. 31: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday-Wednesday, Feb. 1-7: Closed

Wednesday, Jan, 31: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday-Wednesday, Feb. 1-7: Closed

Wednesday-Wednesday, Jan. 31-Feb. 7: Closed

Register with Teladoc

Your health is important to us, especially during flu season. To help you stay healthy, we've provided you with access to Teladoc® as part of your benefits. With Teladoc, you can talk with a board-certified doctor by phone or video in minutes—not hours or days. Check out the Teladoc link. The call is free with the $750 PPO health plan. The call is $45 on the high deductible plan and is free after meeting the deductible. Register for the Teladoc benefit before use.  This will save you time when you or a family member is ill. —Human Resources

Estate Planning 101 hosted by TIAA 

Learn about basic estate planning tools like wills, trusts and healthcare directives during a presentation from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Mott conference room. See how to help create a legacy for your loved ones by making the decisions now. Feel free to bring a lunch. There will be water and dessert provided. Employees spouses or partners are welcome attend this workshop. RSVP by calling (800) 732-8353 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or register online.

Contribution limits

The IRS announces contribution limits for 2018. Employees may contribute up to $18,500 to their Luther College retirement account. Those who are 50 or older are eligible to contribute an additional $6,000, for a total of $24,500. Contributing helps create a nest egg that makes it easier to meet retirement goals. Go to http://www.luther.edu/hr/faculty-staff/common-forms/ for a TIAA Salary Reduction Form (under Additional Employment Forms). Send the completed form to HR/Payroll, Main 25.

Sign up today for February wellness screenings

During 2018, employees and spouses covered by the Luther College Health Care Plan have additional wellness benefits and requirements. Sign up for the Tuesday, Feb. 6, blood screenings with WMC on campus by visiting the informational website. Contact, <wellness>, with any questions.

Dining Services taking Valentine's Day cookie orders

Give a treat to a friend, your kids or a special someone. Giant heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies can have a personalized message or order a dozen cookies with all the fixings to frost at home. Order online by Friday, Feb. 9, and pick them up in the Dining Services office Wednesday, Feb. 14. Place orders at https://www.luther.edu/dining/submit/valentines.

Staff handbook available

The 2018 staff handbook is on the HR website under Faculty and Staff Resources. The site also includes a link that describes pertinent changes.

Spring wellness classes

Sign up today for the first six-week session of spring classes of wellness subsidized employee yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. Details and the registration form are available on the online fitness class site. Classes are open to current employees and their spouses. Email, <wellness>, with questions. 

Book Shop news

The Annual Wii Bowling Tournament in the Book Shop is back. Team entries are due Monday, Feb. 12, and the Wii Bowling tournament runs Feb. 19-March 16. Gather a team of four friends/co-workers and take a mental wellness break in the Book Shop. Retired staff and faculty are welcome too. Please sign teams up in the Book Shop or e-mail Vicky Jaeger, <jaegervi>.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Don't forget to pick up a card and a gift in the Book Shop. Keep on the look out for the V-day promotion Feb. 13-14.

HR update

Both Cologuard screenings and the regular routine colonoscopies are covered under the UMR health plan at 100 percent if it is billed as routine. If the Cologuard screening report comes back as something abnormal, the next colonoscopy may be billed as medical in nature and would be subject to the member's deductible and coinsurance. If both screenings are billed as routine, the plan would cover both at 100 percent, but this is rarely the scenario. Please call human resources, 387-1415, with questions.

Free Friday morning open gyms

Wellness has partnered with NEI Food and Fitness and Upper Explorerland's Safe Routes to School Program to offer free Friday morning open gyms this winter. Parents and children age 0-5 years can participate from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, for some open gym fun inside the North Gym.  There is no admission fee, and balls, scooters, etc. will be provided. Contact, <wellness>, with questions.


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. 31: Labyrinth Walk
Friday, Feb. 2: No chapel, J-term break
Monday, Feb. 5: No chapel, J-term break

Home sporting events this week

Wednesday, Jan. 31: Women's basketball vs. Simpson, 6 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Simpson, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 1: Wrestling vs. Central, 6 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Jan. 30: J-term 185: First-Year Opera Scenes Performance, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall
Thursday, Feb. 1: Gallery Show, "Remembering Martin Luther King Jr." Photography, Preus Library

Blood drive is Jan. 30

Alpha Phi Omega is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Brunsdale Lounge between Dieseth and Miller Halls. Those who donate will receive a free "We Challenge U" T-shirt while supplies last. Times of this event will depend on when appointments are scheduled. Sign up at redcrossblood.org. Contact Nicole Stier, <stieni01>, with questions.

First-year Opera Scenes Jan. 30

Twenty-three first-year students were selected to participate in the 2018 Opera Scenes Performances course, culminating in a 7 p.m. performance Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performance will also be live-streamed to those outside of a 30-mile radius of Decorah, and available as a delayed stream to all 48 hours after the concert at http://www.stream.luther.edu/music. The students are performing scenes from "Savannah," "Don Giovanni," pieces from contemporary musical theater repertoire, and more. 

'The Film Lounge' watch party Feb. 1

Thomas C. Johnson, along with Aaron Lurth, Brooke Joyce and Jack Ross, are featured on the Iowa Public Television series "The Film Lounge," for their documentary "Marieke." The film, which has been selected for more than 10 film festivals, explores the life and craft of Marieke Penterman, acclaimed Dutch Gouda cheesemaker from Thorp, Wisconsin. The screening is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at T'Bocks Bar and Grill in Decorah.

Symphony Orchestra homecoming concert Feb. 11

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Baldwin, will perform a Homecoming Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at the CFL Main Hall. The concert is the culmination of Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Midwest Tour.

NQFL Feb. 13

The next Not Quite Free Lunch is 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check, or Luther ID. The meal includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.


Celebrations this week


Jan. 30: Du Huang, Matthew Thompson
Jan. 31: Brian Jones
Feb. 1: Joan de Albuquerque, Christine Deignan
Feb. 2: Amy Harker
Feb. 3: Joseph Madrigal, Molly Wilker
Feb. 4: Julie Bakken
Feb. 5: Alex Smith


Jan. 31: Dawn Reding, 5 years

Position openings

Full-time administrative assistant in the President's Office: The administrative assistant will serve as administrative support for the work of the Dean of Institutional Equity and Inclusion and the Dean of Institutional Planning and Mission as well as collaborate with the other administrative assistants in the President's Suite and the executive assistant to the President. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of an associate's degree, three years experience in positions of increasing level of responsibility, ability to handle projects with competing priorities and the ability to exercise and maintain professional discretion in dealing with information in a sensitive and critical environment.

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


Wanted: Extra firewood to share or sell. Can help chop or transport if needed. Email Angela, <angela.kueny>, with possibilities.

Wanted: Lime green sport coat. Any size will work. Needed for a project with a student. Email Andy, <hagean03>, with options.

ITS used equipment sale: As ITS collects used technology equipment that has served its purpose on campus, these items are listed in a buy-it-now approach. Recently added are Mac Pro Towers (2008-10) to the current list of MacBooks, iMacs, Dell Optiplex Desktops, monitors and printers. This sale is open to the public. Visit https://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/usedequipment/ for a current listing of items and purchasing guidelines.

Free: Oak coffee table with glass top. Very solid, fully functional with a few signs of normal wear. Pickup in Decorah. Call Mary, 380-8910, for more information.

For sale: Brand new, sealed and unopened, Apple TV for sale. $130 ($20 less than retail). Contact Matt, <bills>, with inquiries.

For sale: White Serta Egyptian down comforter. Full/queen-size, 88-inches by 90-inches. Never been used. $50; Kitchen under cabinet 7-inch LCD TV/DVD player. Never been used. $75; entertainment center, $50; cream-colored couch, $50; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kids table and four chairs, never been used, $30. Contact Denise, 379-6045, with inquiries.

For sale: 2006 Jeep Liberty. $7,000 OBO. Good condition, 89,358 miles, minimal rust, clean interior, runs great. Clean title. Call Chauncy, 387-1448, with inquiries.

For sale: Brand new HP 95 tri-color printer ink cartridge and HP 98 black printer ink cartridge. $20 each or two for $35. Email Mike, <[email protected]>, for more information.

For sale: Fresh air pork raised outside on organic corn and barley, non GMO soybean meal and organic milk at Luna Valley Farm in Decorah. Sold in wholes and halves, available in early February. Contact Maren, <Maren.Beard>, or visit lunavalleyfarm.com for more information.


And finally...

Answer to last week's trivia question: A river

Friday, Feb. 2, is Groundhog Day. From a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition, if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow, spring will arrive early. The largest Groundhog Day observance is in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Punxsutawney Phil has predicted 103 winter forecasts and just 17 for early spring. However, according to Stormfax Alamanac's data, he's only been 39 percent accurate.