Tuesday, July 17

TUESDAY 7/17/2018

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President's Update

Faculty, staff and emeriti should have received a message from President Carlson Friday. Those who did not should reach out to Julie, <julie> to be added to the list.


We want to hear from you!

Luther College is launching an initiative to clarify our brand identity, including what Luther stands for, how our programs are distinctive and the value we deliver to our audiences. You can learn more by reading the July 13 President's Update: Developing Luther's Brand Position.

In addition, all faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the brand strategy process and participate in brand strategy exercises at one of two Brand Discovery Workshops:

  • 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, Valders 367
  • 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Valders 367

Please take some time to provide written input on five key questions that will inform our brand strategy development. Given summer schedules and vacations, we will keep this survey open for faculty and staff through Friday, Aug. 10.

If you have questions, please contact Aimee Viniard-Weideman.

HR update

TIAA announces individual counseling sessions: 12:30-4:15 p.m., Wednesday, July 25; 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m. Thursday, July 26; and 8:30 a.m.– 4:15 p.m. Friday, July 27. Space is limited. Register online or by calling (800) 732-8353 between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held in Main 30. Whether just getting started or planning for retirement, a session with Chuck Freeman can help create a plan for your goals.

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 Wenthold 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.

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.


Events this week

July 20-21: "The Boys of Fall II", A Luther College Norse football reunion 1985-1992

Take a mindful walk July 18

Luther faculty and staff are invited to experience nature by taking a short break for a mindfulness walk in one of Luther's beautiful natural areas. Participants will learn to focus their awareness on the present moment as nature refreshes and relaxes them. The event is 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18. Meet in the first floor lounge of Sampson Hoffland Laboratories. Contact Molly, <mcnimo01>, with questions.


Celebrations this week

July 19:  Ruby Dvorak, Philip Borter
July 20: Brenda Broghamer
July 21: Debbie Karr, Sarah Wilder
July 22: Kris Franzen, Daniel Fraley
July 23: Brian Solberg


To Nancy Barry and her family on the death of her father, Alfred W. Barry, Jr., who passed away July 13 in Baltimore, Maryland.

To Jon Christy and his family on the death of his mother, Dorothy Christy, who passed away July 13, in Story City, Iowa.

To Mary Logsdon and her family on the death of her mother, Kathleen Marlow, who passed away Thursday, July 12.

Welcome, new employee

Miriam Skrade started as strengths education program coordinator/associate head men's and women's tennis coach July 9. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 205G, telephone 387-1755.

New title

As of July 1, Jeanie Lovell's new title is senior director of corporate and foundation relations and campaign co-director. Her office is Loyalty Hall 214, telephone 387-1512.

Position openings

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.

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


Andy Hageman presented his video essay "Black Lodge Anthropocene: 'Twin Peaks' EcoMedia" at the nearly-carbon-neutral conference A Clockwork Green: Ecomedia in the Anthropocene, hosted by University of California, Santa Barbara. The video element was a research collaboration with Liam Fraser '17.

Amy Weldon's second book, "The writer's eye: Observation and inspiration for creative writers," is now out from Bloomsbury Academic and is in stock at Dragonfly Books and the Luther Bookshop.

Levi Bird '21, is researching and creating historically based role-playing simulations in order to stimulate and to engage students in the learning of modern languages. He is working with Anne-Marine Feat and Maren Johnson on his project, "Reacting to the Past."


For sale: AKC black Labrador Retriever puppies. Seven female and two male, born June 10. Asking $450 for females and $400 for males. Pups will have their first set of shots. Contact Jeff, <lescje01> or call 277-0016, with inquiries.

For sale: Late 2016 15-inch Macbook Pro laptop. 2.6Ghz i7, 16GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Radeon Pro 450 graphics card. Space grey. The computer has been awesome, just looking to upgrade. Asking $1,500. Contact Aaron, <lurtaa01>, with inquiries.

For sale: Four to five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home. Very good condition, great neighborhood and awesome neighbors. Contact Joe, 419-1124 or <breitejo>, for details.

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

For rent: Four-bedroom apartment available immediately. Two, three and four-bedroom apartments available Aug. 25. No smoking and no pets. Contact Michael or Leslie, 382-6527 or <smitmi01>, with inquiries. 

Moving sale: 603 W. Broadway St., Decorah. Across from First Lutheran church. Friday-Saturday, July 20-21. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Scot, <schasc01>, with inquiries.

Multi-family garage sale: 305 Hillcrest Drive, Decorah. 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 19; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, July 20. Lots of women's clothing, shoes, and accessories; little boys and girls clothing and shoes; bedding, stroller and lots of toys, games, puzzles and books.  

Multi-family garage sale: 3453 Bluffton Road, Decorah. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, July 19-20; 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 21. Harley Davidson clothing and accessories, cycle-mate trailer, leather coats, Cabela's fishing vest (new), fishing pole and tackle, gun safe, children and adult clothing (MissMe, NorthFace, Silvers, etc), blankets, children's full-size bedding sets, baby crib w/mattress, sleeping bags, dishes, craft supplies, clay pots, sports equipment. Too much to mention—something for everyone! Contact Heather, <freyheat>, with inquiries.

Free: Three pairs of closet doors, hollow construction, sliding bypass style. Available as a pair or separately. One set pretty beat up, possibly for other uses.  Ready to be loaded. Contact Jessica, <pauljess>, for details.

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.


And finally...

"There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

--Nelson Mandela, in honor of Nelson Mandela Day July 18