Tuesday, June 19

TUESDAY 6/19/2018

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President Carlson announces retirement following 2018-19 academic year

Last week I announced my retirement for the end of the 2018-19 academic year. It has been my privilege to serve as Luther's 10th president. I am honored each day to work with students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college who inspire me with their passion, dedication, creativity and commitment to use their talents to better our community and the world.

In the coming year, I am committed to work with energy and focus to launch successfully the strategic plan's key, first-year initiatives as the presidential search is conducted. The timing of a transition to a new president next year will assure a strong foundation and momentum in achieving the plan's long-term goals.

As president, I have been pleased and proud to work with the Luther community to launch innovative new programs, enhance long-time strengths of the college and build a strong foundation for the future. In the current challenging environment for higher education, we set forth and achieved significant goals in our Priorities 2016-2018 plan. Our new strategic plan, Inspired. Empowered. Engaged., sets ambitious, transformative goals for the years ahead.

I am grateful for partnership with you these past four years. I look forward to working with you this coming year to assure a strong future for Luther College.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Paula J. Carlson, President

Visual Communications major, Musical Theatre minor approved

Luther added Visual Communication and Musical Theatre to the academic lineup. Considered the fastest growing form of marketing communication, visual communication is expected to account for 84 percent of all marketing communication by the end of 2018. After unanimous approval from Luther's Board of Regents, Visual Communication has been added as a major and minor to the college's curriculum for the 2019-20 academic year. In addition, Musical Theatre, which has experienced a huge resurgence in popular culture, was unanimously approved as the college's newest minor, also beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.


Mark your calendars for Staff Day 2018

The annual Staff Day will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. This is the first day of fall break for students. All employees are encouraged to attend this "hypnotic" event. Be careful, because this is not your usual Staff Day. You will not want to miss this one! Lunch and fun provided.

Bread packers needed Wednesday

College Ministries and Dining Services are teaming up to provide communion bread from Luther College for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. Volunteers are needed for one-or two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 20. Contact <ministry> with questions or to volunteer.

Doc Center, Mail Center closing July 2

The Document Center and Mail Center will be closed from noon-1 p.m. Monday, July 2, for staff development.

KATIE Maintenance June 20

Our hosting service will be performing maintenance on KATIE from noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20. Users will be unable to log into KATIE during this maintenance window. Instructors should adjust any quiz or assignment submission deadlines to fall outside of the window.

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

Humana Medicare Advantage plan
For participants (retirees) on the Humana Medicare Advantage plan: Dr. David Heine is now with the Regional Health Services in Cresco, Iowa. He and Regional Health Services are out-of-network for the Humana plan. This plan is only available for retirees and/or spouses that are at least 65 years old and on both Medicare A & B. Dr. Heine and Regional Health Services are in-network for current employees on the UMR (United Health Care) plan. Call Marsha, 387-1415, with questions.

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 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.

June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. The theme this year is "No One Gets Hurt." In the third week of the campaign, the focus is "falls." At Luther, slips, trips and falls account for the highest majority of workers' compensation claims and costs. In addition to the hazards caused by winter, the office environment can contribute to injuries. Keep the office clutter free and use a ladder to step up—not a chair. Maintain a clear line of vision to avoid collisions around corners and watch out for floors that are slippery when wet due to rain, snow or mopping.


Events this week

Sunday-Saturday, June 17-23: Dorian High School camp
Wednesday, June 20: Land Care Summer Events for Girls, 9 a.m.-noon

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.

'Who do we want Luther graduates to be' July 11

The "Who do we want Luther graduates to be" workshop is 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 11, in Mott. This workshop allows faculty and staff to gather to dream about our vision for how we might help students become their best self. What must graduates of Luther know and be able to do? What is our biggest, most beautiful vision for the graduates we send out into the world? Our goal for this workshop is to avoid all planning, looking at curricula, or asking what others do. Instead, we aim for a discussion of ideal outcomes that can serve as a prologue to the work ahead. Contact Brad Chamberlain, 387-1627, or Andrea Beckendorf, 387-1227, with questions. Register here to secure a spot.

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 19: David Johnson
June 20: Barb Bohach, Perry Halse
June 21: Dave Mitchell, Jeff Dintaman
June 22: Wade Shilts
June 23: Sue Drilling, Matt Hughes, Karen Martin-Schramm
June 24: Novian Whitsitt, Marie Drews, Carly Foster
June 25: Carolyn Rod, Thomas Skold

June 21: Jolene Tweten, 25 years
June 24: Joseph Madrigal, 5 years
June 25: Amanda Bailey, 10 years

Welcome, new employees

Justin VerMeer started his position as custodial staff June 7. His office is Dahl Centennial Union, telephone 387-1169.

Patty Murray started her position as administrative assistant, financial aid, June 12. Her office is Main 27, telephone 387-1018.

Nicole Waskow started her new position as administrative assistant, development office, June 11. Her office is Loyalty Hall, second floor, telephone 387-1862.

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.


Tyler Conzett '19, Catelyn Janda '19, and Liliana Mondragon '19, have each received a Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship, created by Karen Julesberg of Madison, Wisconsin, Luther class of 1960, benefits Luther students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO is a federally-funded program providing holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes students' academic success, personal development and sense of community.

Holly Moore presented her work, "Plato on the Method of Collection and the Purification of the Soul," at the recent annual conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.


For sale: Facilities services has the following items for sale by bid. Email bids to Ivan, <hackiv01>, by noon Wednesday, June 27. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids 

  • Three Stihl FS110 string trimmers. Purchased new in June 2014. $75 minimum bid per trimmer.
  • One Toro push power. Purchased new in June 2013. $100 minimum bid.
  • One Stihl HT 75 Power Pruner. Purchased new in June 1999.
  • One Lawn Boy push mower. Purchased new in June 2006. Needs work.

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: Male Boston terrier puppy. $250. Has been wormed. Very friendly dog. Looking for a good family. Located in Cresco. Contact Michelle, 203-0435. 

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 five-foot by three-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. 

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.


And finally...

Thursday, June 14, marked the opening of the 64-game World Cup soccer tournament, which culminates in the championship match Sunday, July 15. Brazil has won more World Cups than any other country, taking home five titles during their 20 appearances (this year marks their 21st). Germany has appeared in the finals eight times, taking home four wins. Argentina leads the way in yellow cards with 11 and also has been involved in the most penalty shoot-outs at five, winning four.

Need another reason to catch World Cup fever? Look no further than Mexico's 1-0 stunning win over Germany Sunday. At nearly the same time as Mexico's Hirving Lozano scored the decisive goal, at least two sensors in Mexico City detected an earthquake, believed to be caused by all the fans celebrating the goal.

Not sure who to root for this year? Take this survey to learn your dream team.