Tuesday, July 10

TUESDAY 7/10/2018

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Message from the Board of Regents

Faculty, staff and emeriti should have received a message from the Board of Regents yesterday morning, those who did not, should reach out to Julie, <julie>, to be added to the list. Please see the email for the complete message and remember if you have thoughts/recommendations on potential candidates, please forward those names to Bob Paulson, Board vice chair, at [email protected].


Volunteers needed

Luther is once again participating in the Nordic Fest parade. Volunteers (unpaid) are needed to walk in the parade, which takes place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28. Walkers will meet at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds at 10:30 a.m. Complete this form to participate. A reminder with additional information will be sent a few days prior to the parade. Contact Alyssa, <alyssa.ritter>, with questions.

Second summer reading group: Human control of nature

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement faculty research professor Beth Lynch at 3 p.m. Friday, July 13, in Hovde to discuss Michael Specter's article, "Rewriting the Code of Life." Specter focuses on the potential of genetic engineering as a way to eliminate disease. Refreshments provided.  Go to cepe.luther.edu to sign up.

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.


Events this week

Wednesday, July 11: "Who do we want Luther graduates to be?," 9 a.m., Mott Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Friday-Sunday, July 13-15: "The Hefto Era:' a Luther College Norse football reunion"

'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 10: Aaron Lurth, Kelly Sorenson, David Thompson, Bobbi-Jo Molokken, Chauncy Eggland
July 11: Terry Ollendieck, Susan Ludeking, Dustin Cote, Mark Potvin
July 12: Brian Caton, Melanie Batoff, Susan Schmidt
July 13: Brad Chamberlain, Marian Kaehler, Steve Holland, Ryan Pederson
July 14: Rachel Faldet
July 15: Cheryl Pellett

July 14: Kari Koch, 10 years


To Kevin Kraus and his family on the death of his father, Kenneth Kraus, of Dubuque, Iowa, who passed away July 2. Services were Friday, July 6.

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

Emily Mineart began her new position as interlibrary loan coordinator July 2. Her new office is Preus Library 218, telephone 387-1726.

Position openings

Full-time director of marketing: This position will guide marketing strategies, promotion and branding for the college. The director works to build the Luther College brand and effectively communicate the value proposition to target audiences, leading marketing efforts for the college, and managing the Luther brand across the institution and its many departments and units. Bachelor's degree in marketing or related discipline or a bachelor's degree accompanied by sufficient workplace experience and/or subsequent education from which a similar grounding in relevant knowledge required. A minimum of five years of professional experience in marketing, communications and/or higher education enrollment marketing also required. To see full job description and apply for this position https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/internal-jobs.

Costume shop supervisor: Part-time (.67 FTE) 40 hours per week, Sept. 15 through May 15 each year. The supervisor manages, supervises and carries out the construction, alterations, purchasing and rentals of costumes for each production, including wardrobe and wigs/hair. Duties also include assisting with technical and dress rehearsals. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in costuming or equivalent experience, as well as knowledge of costume design, costume history, fabrics, millinery and leatherwork required. Excellent organizational and time-management skills and knowledge of Excel, Word and Google Docs and valid driver's license also required.

Full-time sustainability coordinator: This position will work with faculty, staff, students and other partners to promote sustainability on the Luther campus and in the community. Duties include working with staff to develop and implement strategies to achieve reductions in energy usage and solid waste disposal, integrate sustainability into student life programming and support sustainable food efforts, as well as data collection, reporting and communication. A bachelor's degree and strong written and verbal communication skills required. At least two years experience with sustainability in higher education or equivalent related experience preferred.

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 is required, preferably with volunteer engagement, event planning and social media experience. 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.

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


Todd Green published an op-ed piece with Religion News Service July 2 titled "By any other name: Why the 'travel ban' really is a Muslim ban." The piece is a response to the controversy surrounding the recent Supreme Court decision to hold the ban in Trump v. Hawaii.

Andy Hageman and Novian Whitsitt co-chaired a round-table panel "Re-Imagining Race and Racism through Science Fiction" at the annual conference of the Science Fiction Research Association in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 2.

Andy Hageman presented his paper "Imagining Belts & Roads: Public Works for the Anthropocene in Chinese SF" at the annual conference of the Science Fiction Research Association in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 2.


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: Two drawer, legal size file cabinet. Lightly used, with some wear and tear. Perfect working condition. $15, OBO. Contact Jon, <ailajo01>, with offers.

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.

Multi-family garage sale: Lots of baby clothing, toys and several bikes. Furniture, golf equipment, antiques, kitchenware, household items and a hedge trimmer. Adult clothing and tons of other miscellaneous goodies as well. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, July 13, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at 2166 Pole Line Rd., Decorah. 

Wanted: Looking for a reliable used car or crossover with automatic transmission. Gas efficient and low annual mileage preferred. Contact Jon, <ailajo01>, with options.

Lessons offered: Private lessons on violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano offered Monday and Wednesday afternoons between 1-5 p.m. on July 11, 18, 23 and 25. Register for 30- or 45-minute lessons with a Luther music education major. Cost is $10 or $15 each, respectively, with lessons in Jenson-Noble. Contact Catelyn Janda, <jandca01>, with questions. Click here to register.

Mini music camp: Group mini music camp offering music-making opportunities on ukulele, barred instruments and African drums from 1-3 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, July 16-17, and Thursday, July 19. Open to students who just finished third-sixth grades. Contact Catelyn Janda, <jandca01>, with questions. Click here to register.

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!

Missing: Three bikes stolen from a garage on Fifth Avenue including a grey men's single speed bike, a KHS xc504 mountain bike black with big silver front shocks, and a red seat, tires and handlebars; a white/black/teal women's road bike (photo and serial number available). Please contact Luther Security or Decorah Police with any information or to return the bikes. Thank you for keeping an eye out. We would just like our bikes back, no questions asked.

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...

It's officially the Dog Days of summer. According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the Dog Days of summer are the 40 days between July 3 and Aug. 11.  These 40 days coincide with the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. Other than the sun, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky and can even be seen during daylight hours under the right conditions. It was believed that the heat of Sirius, along with the sun caused midsummer's stifling heat. In ancient Egypt, the rising of Sirius appeared just before the Nile River's flood season.