Tuesday, June 12

TUESDAY 6/12/2018

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Dike Road closed

A portion of Dike Road is closed to through traffic for construction. The section is north of the tennis courts starting at the Regents Center circle drive continuing west around the corner. This is Phase 1 of the levee accreditation project and is estimated to be completed around Saturday, Aug. 4. Please be sure to honor the road closed signs for all traffic, including biking and walking.

Gade and Norris named to Board of Regents

Luther President Paula Carlson announced that Luther alumni Chris Gade and Chip Norris will join Luther's Board of Regents. "We are honored to welcome Chris Gade and Chip Norris to the Board of Regents," said President Carlson. "These two engaged alumni are proud of their Luther background and as regents will continue to steward the college's message, mission and goals."

HR updates

TIAA live webinar
TIAA representative Bill Thorne will review the new investment options recently added to the Luther College retirement plan from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26. He will demonstrate where to find information and performance histories on the new investment options and discuss how the new investment options may impact existing investment choices. He'll also explain the retirement plan's record keeping and fund management fees. To register, go to TIAA.webex.com. Enter the meeting number 590 927 374. Click register. This can be done from any computer. HR will have an open viewing in the Hovde Lounge in Preus Library.

Staff Excellence Award
Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due Monday, July 30. Winners will be announced at the Luther College Staff Day Friday, Oct. 12. Send nominations to Marsha, <mwenthold>, in Human Resources. More information about the award and the nomination process, as well as the nomination form, are available on the Human Resources website

Register for the summer: 'Be Well to the Nines Challenge'

Wellness is holding a nine-week summer challenge.  The challenge is to get 150-minutes of physical activity each week and is designed for individuals at all levels of fitness. There are also bonus wellness goals each week and opportunities for motivation along the way. For more information and to get registered visit the challenge website.

Summer hours

Summer hours are in effect. Hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with 30-minute lunch breaks, totaling 8.5 hours per day.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch break, totaling 6 hours per day.

Each office must continue to be staffed by at least one employee until 5 p.m. on Fridays. For more information about summer hours, plus the holiday schedule, visit the Human Resources website.

Luther receives Vital Worship Grant

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is awarding Luther a $9,135 grant through its Vital Worship Grants Program, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant is supporting the development of a lectionary for undergraduate academic communities. The lectionary—a series of biblical lessons for reading in a worship service— will integrate the academic calendar, liturgical calendar and biblical texts that contribute to the spiritual formation of young adults and address core questions in their faith journeys.

June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. The theme this year is "No One Gets Hurt." In the second week of the campaign, the focus is "wellness." Did you know that 37-percent of the workforce is sleep deprived? A chronically fatigued individual will become more at risk for health problems such as cancer and heart disease. Fatigue affects basic cognitive functions which decrease job and safety performance. Individuals tend to be slower, less productive and more forgetful. The National Safety Council provides resources to help employers educate employees about fatigue, sleep health and sleep disorders. For more information, go to their website nsc.org/fatigue or nsc.org/tiredatwork.


Events this week

Sunday-Saturday, June 10-16: Dorian Middle School camp
Monday, June 18: Registration, Orientation and Advising Day (ROAD), 8:30 a.m., Dahl Union
Sunday-Saturday, June 17-23: Dorian High School camp

First summer preview day is June 29

The Admissions Office is hosting the first of three Summer Preview Days Friday, June 29, from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration is open until midnight Sunday, June 24, at https://tinyurl.com/LutherSummerPreview1. This visit provides prospective students with a total immersive visit to the campus, as well as the Decorah community.

Adult Dorian Choral Retreat 'Livssang'

The Dorian Choral Retreat will be hosted at Luther from June 29 through July 1 with the culminating event, "Livssang," at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in the CFL Main Hall. A presentation of all the choral music rehearsed throughout the weekend, "Livssang" provides a musical finish to the retreat. The Dorian Choral Retreat is available to anyone interested who is at least 19 years of age. For more information, visit: https://tinyurl.com/choralretreat.

Land care summer event

Girls in grades 4-12 are invited to investigate how nature works, create a stewardship project with a team of girls and learn how healthy land connects to healthy communities. Camp is the mornings of Wednesday, June 20 and 27; Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 11, 18 and 25. Transportation provided for students from Postville to Decorah. Events are free, but students must apply. Registration is available on the Center for Sustainable Communities news and events pages or email Molly McNicoll, <mcnimo01>.

Soccer instructional camp July 16-19

Luther's soccer camp offers Iowa and the Midwest top-quality soccer instruction to boys and girls ages 8-14. The camp enables aspiring players to learn the basic techniques and tactics of the game in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and support, while advanced players receive collegiate/pro-level training. Application deadline is July 13. For more details, click here.

Soccer mini camp is July 16-19

Norse soccer mini-camp, open to anyone ages 4-7, is Monday-Thursday, July 16-19. The purpose of the camp is to introduce mini-campers to soccer by doing it the right way. Fundamental skills associated with the game are taught alongside simple concepts and ideas. Thus, a child's first steps in the game become a perfect foundation to further development. Registration deadline is July 13. For more details, click here


Celebrations this week

June 13: Mary Overvold-Ronningen, David Ranum, Michael Smith
June 16: Anne-Marine Feat, Annette Bjork
June 17: Adam Forsyth, Carrie Courtney
June 18: Jonathon Struve, Kristin Swanson

June 16: Matt Hughes, 15 years
June 17: Catherine Dyer, 5 years


The memorial service for Roger W. Anderson, class of '48, Luther faculty member from 1958-89, and long-time Decorah resident, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Decorah, with visitation starting at noon. Burial will be in Phelps Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Luther College for the "Dr. Roger W. and Amme E. Anderson Endowed Scholarship" for teacher education and music students.

Welcome, new employees

Claire Little started her position as web content fellow June 4. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 263, telephone 387-1450.

Nathan Riley started his position as visual media fellow June 4. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 213, telephone 387-1864.

Position open

Student engagement coordinator: This 11-month per year, .92 FTE position is from Aug. 1 to June 30. The entry-level management position plans, directs and coordinates all components of the student engagement functions of the Development Office. Bachelor's degree required. Must be skilled in working with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; video editing software; desktop publishing software; e-communications and marketing and social media platforms.

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


Houda Abadi from Atlanta, Georgia, was presented the Young Alumni Award for 2018. Abadi, class of '03, is currently serving as the associate director for the Middle East and North Africa Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center in Atlanta. The Young Alumni Award recognizes Luther alumni who have graduated in the past 15 years and have rendered notable service to their profession and society in their vocation or avocation.

Maren Johnson will be presented the Going Viking Young Professional Award June 12 at the Midtsommer Gala, sponsored by Norway House. Hamlet Peterson '54, will be presented the Going Viking Award. The awards celebrate community members who embody the spirit of Viking culture and enhance the quality of life of those around them through their spirit and accomplishments.


For sale: Blue Osprey Verve 9 backpack. Excellent condition, but without hydration bladder, $35; Women's Chaco ZX2 Classic sandal. Size 7 wide, black. Great condition, $35. Email Claire, [email protected], for details. 

For sale: Utility trailer. $350. 9-feet by 5-feet deck, 14-feet total. No turn signals or brake lights. Wire harness is there. Thick diamond plate steel deck and fold down ramp/gate. Surface rust but still solid. Wood sides are aged, turf tires. Pictures to forward upon request. Contact Jessica, <pauljess>, with inquiries.

For sale: Two 5-foot by 3-foot double hung Alliance high efficiency windows. Brand new, still wrapped. $650 for both. White on the inside, dark gray on the outside. Sharp. Contact Bob, [email protected], with inquiries.

For sale: 1994 Airstream motor home. Pristine condition. 74,395 miles. Automatic over drive. RWD. 33-feet long. Must see to appreciate many extra features. Contact Kris, <petekr05>, with inquiries. 

For sale: Charming three-bedroom, two-bath home located blocks from Luther. Close to the city pool and easy walking distance to downtown, the Whippy Dip and Pulpit Rock Brewery. One-car garage and additional parking space. Priced under $200,000. Contact Alex, (608) 604-3545 or [email protected], for more details.

For sale: Briggs and Stratton push lawnmower and Great States old-time reel mower, including original grass catcher. Call Dean, (319) 427-3593 with inquiries.

Upcoming event: Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church ice cream social is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Serving brats, hot dogs, BBQ's, potato salad, calico beans, relish tray, ice cream, pie and desserts. Everyone welcome to attend 10:30 a.m. worship service and stay for the social.

Housing wanted: Looking for a 2-3 bedroom house or apartment to rent from this summer through July or August 2019. Move-in date is flexible, but earlier is better. Non-smokers, no pets. Email Jon, <ailajo01> or text/call (224) 805-2447, with options.

Service available: Luther staff member available to house sit, pet sit, walk dogs and clean houses. Contact Teage, <browte01> or (630) 636-1114, for more information.


And finally...

June is National Dairy Month. Be sure to thank a dairy farmer, grab a scoop of your favorite ice cream from The Whippy Dip and The Sugar Bowl and share these fun facts:

  • There are about 300 varieties of cheese sold in the United States.
  • Cows spend six hours a day eating and eight hours chewing its cud every day.
  • U.S. dairy farms produce approximately 21 billion gallons of milk annually.
  • Fresh milk stays fresh longer if you add a pinch of salt to each quart.
  • There are approximately 204,000 dairy cows in production in Iowa, on 1,403 dairy farms.
  • Iowa ranks 12th in total pounds of milk produced in the U.S. and 12th in milk cow numbers.