Tuesday, June 26

TUESDAY 6/26/2018

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Fourth of July hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Monday, July 2: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Welcome Center
Monday-Tuesday, July 2-3: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cafeteria, Marty's, Nordic Brew and C-Store
Monday-Friday, July 2-6: Closed

Monday-Tuesday, July 2-3: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Book Shop
Monday-Tuesday, July 2-3: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center
Monday-Tuesday, July 2-3: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Summer Housing Office
Monday, July 2: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Regents Center
Monday, July 2: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Monday-Tuesday, July 2-3: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday-Friday, July 5-6: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday, July 2: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3: 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4: Closed
Thursday, July 5: 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, July 6: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Nelson donates $500,000 to Luther Land Stewardship Program

Thanks to a generous donation by lifetime conservation enthusiast Donald Nelson, the Luther College Land Stewardship Program has new longevity and stability. Nelson, who established the Donald H. Nelson Endowment, most recently donated $500,000 to Luther, with $40,000 set aside to create the Lionberger Preserve Wetland Restoration Project. To date, Nelson has donated $1.3 million to Luther's Land Stewardship Program.

Friendship families needed

Many new international students will arrive at Luther this fall. The Diversity Center seeks Friendship Families to share  their version of family and community life with one or more students from around the world. There is no financial obligation or need to house students. Families are asked to get together with students two or three times per semester for their first year at Luther and be a support for someone whose family is far away. Sign up online here. Call 387-1431 with questions.

Camping gear

New students at Luther will learn about the Driftless Region and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area this fall as part of an intercultural and outdoor immersion program called Endeavor Together. Since they come from abroad or afar, they don't have outdoor equipment. The Center for Sustainable Communities and the Diversity Center are seeking donations of gently-used sleeping bags, camp pads and rain gear. No slumber party bags, please. Contact Amy Webber, 387-1431 or <webberam>, with questions.

Looking for summer reading ideas?

Check out the latest additions to Preus Library's leisure reading collection. See all the newest titles online and visit the leisure reading area on the main floor of the library for even more options. The online list is continually updated, so check back often to see what's new.

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.

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.

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.

June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. The theme this year is "No One Gets Hurt." In the fourth week of the campaign, the focus is "driving." Do not drive when drowsy. Did you know that losing two hours of sleep is comparable to consuming three beers? Lack of sleep or driving on four-five hours of sleep means you are four times more likely to crash. Get at least seven hours of sleep before getting behind the wheel and stop to rest every two hours of driving. As always, drive in compliance with the Luther College Vehicle Use Policy.


Events this week

Friday, June 29: Summer Preview Day, all day
Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1: Dorian Choral Retreat

Floodplain expert to speak June 27

Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities will host a presentation and discussion on floodplain management in Northeast Iowa at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. Kamyar Enshayan, director of the Center for Energy and environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa will present the talk "Floodplain Management and Community Resilience" in Valders Room 206.

First summer preview day is June 29

The Admissions Office is hosting the first of three Summer Preview Days Friday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 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.


Celebrations this week

June 26: Carol Hester, RyAnn Winnings
June 27: James Schell
June 28: Phil Gibbs
June 29: Sharon Phillips
June 30: Brooke Joyce
July 1: Charles Humphrey-Klimesh
July 2: Pamela Ihns

July 1: Charles Riha, 10 years

Title changes

Dan Marlow began his new position as interim director of the Career Center June 1. His telephone is 387-1472.

Position openings

Regents Center custodian: Full-time general custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned building, including lobbies, entrances, classrooms, offices, hallways, breakrooms, auditoriums, SRC, conference rooms, staircases, restrooms and shower rooms. Hours generally are 2-10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.

Public services specialist: Part-time (.37 FTE) position provides circulation and research help services and manages the public services equipment in Preus Library. This position runs from late August through May each academic year. Preus Library is open from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays. The public services specialist is expected to open and close the library each Saturday. Additional hours up to a maximum of 20 hours per week will be arranged with the head of library operation. High school diploma or equivalent, and good communication skills are required. A bachelor's or associate's degree and experience in a library environment is preferred.

Full-time second shift custodian: General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s) and public areas. Hours generally are 2-10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred, but not required.

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


Todd Green was interviewed by The Intercept in an article published June 18 titled "Leaked State Department Memo Advised Trump Administration to Push for 'Islamic Reformation.'"

Lauren Bruneau '19, Liliana Mondragon '19 and Shasa Sartin '19, were selected by Luther to receive Graduate School Exploration Fellowships by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.

Amy Weldon was featured in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Notes newsletter for spring/summer 2018. Weldon  will teach Writing in London in spring 2019 when she's a visiting faculty director at the ACM Long & Florence: Arts in Context program.

Stephanie Fretham received a grant through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Faculty Career Enhancement program for the spring 2018 funding cycle. Fretham will work with four other neurosicence faculty to identify challenges and opportunities for successful undergraduate neuroscience education and to develop and share lab, classroom, outreach and program-level resources.

Jodi Enos-Berlage and Jane Hawley were named project leaders for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest planning meeting on Mississippi Studies, funded through the Faculty Career Enhancement program for the spring 2018 funding cycle. Along with other leaders from ACM colleges, Enos-Berlage and Hawley will work to build interest and consider opportunities for Mississippi Studies, a new, interdisciplinary research initiative designed to encourage publicity-engaged projects centered on the Mississippi River watershed and its inhabitants.  


For sale: Chocolate Lab puppies. Two males, one female. Males asking $400; female asking $500. Born May 20. Very good puppies, and the mom is very good mom and dog. No shots have been done. Contact Michelle, <larsmi04>, if interested.

For sale: Junior and adult golf clubs, old reel lawnmower including original grass catcher, weed wacker, ladders, snowblower, antique desk and armoire. Call Dean, (319) 427-3593, with inquiries.   

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.


And finally...

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby