Tuesday, July 3

TUESDAY 7/3/2018

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Fourth of July hours

Dahl Centennial Union
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
Tuesday, July 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
Tuesday-Friday, July 2-6: Closed

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

Luther provides communion bread for ELCA Youth Gathering

Many thanks to Wayne Tudor, Tom Skold and the Dining Service team for baking 1,575 loaves of communion bread for the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston. College Ministries provided the bread packing team of Sue Blair, Pastor Mike Blair, Janet Irankunda, Tricia Crary, Sharon Nyamande and Mwayi Pankuku. Check the Photo Bureau online gallery for photos. Thanks as well to Doug Tieskoetter and Carolyn Rod for help in storing and shipping the bread to Houston. This was a great team effort from the Luther community. See more on the Luther College Ministries Facebook page.

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.


'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

July 3: Jennaya Robison, Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Jeff Naatz
July 4: Sue Halverson, Andrew Whitfield, Deborah Gover
July 5: Nancy Bechtel, Jeanie Lovell, Caleb Timp
July 6: Ivan Hackman, Mara Frieden, Andrew Bailey, Owen Burgdorf-Hibbs
July 8: David Grouws
July 9: Tony Mutsune


To Brooke Joyce and family on the death of his father, William W. Joyce, of East Lansing, Michigan, who passed away June 25. Memorial services will be held later this summer in both Michigan and Texas, where he had been living for the past seven months.

To Kevin Kraus and his family on the death of his father, Kenneth Kraus, of Dubuque, Iowa, who passed away July 2. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Dubuque, with Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at Resurrection Catholic Church, Dubuque. 

Welcome, new employees

Congratulations and welcome to Mark Franz, who has accepted the position of executive director of ITS, starting July 9. Franz comes to Luther with significant experience in higher education. He was the director of instructional and information technology at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he worked for 20 years. He is currently in his ninth year as vice president for information technology at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. Franz has an undergraduate degree from Viterbo and a Master of Business Administration from UW-La Crosse. His office is  Preus Library 220A, telephone 387-1007.

New position

Jessica Campos Arzate started her new position as donor and alumni records coordinator June 9. Her office is on the second floor of Loyalty, telephone 387-1517.

Position openings

Technical services assistant: Part-time (.63FTE), 25 hours per week, Monday through Friday, with working hours negotiable. Responsible for ordering, processing and maintaining the print and electronic serial and periodical collections of Preus Library, including holdings information in the library catalog (WorldCat). This position helps collect and monitor usage statistics for all library serials and electronic resource subscriptions. College degree preferred; computer and internet literacy essential. Library experience is highly desirable. Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills are required.  

Associate director of alumni relations: Full-time position with duties that include establishing programs to strengthen connections among alumni through many stages of their lives; working with alumni and the Career Center to provide experiential learning opportunities; working with alumni and admissions office to recruit students and provide support at prospective student events; acting as a liaison with the communications and marketing team to engage alumni through social media outlets; and implementing the customer relationship management software for the alumni office. A bachelor's degree and at least three years experience, preferably with volunteer engagement, event planning, and social media, is required. Other requirements include excellent written and verbal communication skills and general understanding of design and social media platforms. Must have a valid driver's license.

Alumni records assistant: Full-time position responsible for updating demographic information for constituents, entering all deposited student applications and their parent information, managing the online alumni directory with information technology services, assisting with alumni events and Homecoming, scanning constituent information and answering the phone. At least one year post high school education required.

Regional admissions counselor: Full-time position with primary responsibilities coordinating the recruitment of students from Des Moines and southern Iowa geographic area, along with the states of Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The position is physically located in the Des Moines area, with the candidate working from a home office. Extensive travel is required and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. Bachelor's degree is required. Recent degree from Luther solicited but not required. 

Nordic studies fellow: Part-time (.26FTE) position, 14 hours per week, nine-month position beginning Aug. 20. The fellow is responsible for developing, maintaining and managing systems associated with the program. The Nordic studies program is the premier undergraduate Nordic studies program in the United States. A Bachelor of Arts degree in Nordic studies or a related field and experience coordinating and managing events, programs and people required.

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.


Anna Peterson's book, "Maternity Policy and the Making of the Norwegian Welfare State, 1880-1940," was published by Palgrave Macmillan Press in June.

Roughly five million Americans live with fibromyalgia, a chronic disease with no standard treatment or cure that involves musculoskeletal pain. Shannon Lunn '20, of Farmington, Minnesota, is exploring experiences men have with fibromyalgia for her summer research project. Lunn is working with Angela Kueny on her project "Male Experiences with Fibromyalgia: A Focus Group Comparative Study."

Unit testing involves testing individual components of software to assure each smaller section performs as it was designed before testing the larger unit's functionality. Through his summer research project, David Oniani '21, of Tbilisi, Georgia, is exploring whether unit testing could be used in a classroom setting to provide immediate feedback for students. Oniani is working with Roman Yasinovskyy on his project, "Using unit testing frameworks in a classroom."


For sale: HON four-drawer black vertical file cabinet. $40. Steel construction with high-side drawers that accept hanging file folders. No lock installed but ability to do so. Prefer pick-up. Contact Nathan, <nersig>, with inquiries. 

For sale: Mustang Lil Legends gray/yellow infant life jacket, up to 30-pounds. $30. Never used. Head pillow, heavy-duty grab strap, ventilated mesh back, reflective accents, AirSoft flotation foam. U.S. Coast Guard approved. Contact Gwen, <stragu01>, with inquiries.

For sale: Four-five bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home in great Decorah neighborhood. $229,000. Call Joe, 419-1124, with inquiries. No realtors.

For sale: Several pieces of furniture including a sleeper sofa, media console, wooden and metal carts, microwave, sling chair, bike (needs work), tall bookshelves, antique mirror, full-size mattress and bed frame, square glass-top coffee table, upholstered storage cubes, metal wine racks. Email Melissa, <meffme01>, for pictures, prices or more information.

For sale: Charcoal grill, used once or twice. $45. Very clean. Contact Marjorie, <whartonm> or 382-3320, with inquiries.

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.

Needed: Volunteers for the Nordic Fest Lefse Booth July 26-28. No experience necessary! We're a fun crew and shifts are only 2.5 hours. Also a great opportunity for those needing Silver Cord hours! Sign up to work at http://signup.com/go/WOUhiYY or contact Julie Shockey Trytten, <julie> or 380-4792, for more information. We ask that only adults and kids over 12 sign up for shifts (there are very hot griddles that some volunteers work with). Thank you all!!

Wanted: Kristy Gould and Jacob Noble '18, are continuing their dog cognition research this summer and are looking for people willing to bring their dog(s) to campus to participate in this study. It will only take up to an hour for each dog and the date and time can be flexible based on your schedule. The project will run from July 6-25. For more information or to schedule a time to participate, contact Kristy Gould, <goulkr01> or 419-3738.


And finally...

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Did you know: John Adams, who assisted in drafting the Declaration of Independence and became America's second president, believed July 2 was the day to celebrate the birth of America's independence because that was when the Continental Congress voted on the resolution for independence in 1776. He reportedly turned down several invitations to appear at Fourth of July events in protest of July 4th being recognized as the day America gained independence.