Tuesday, July 24

TUESDAY 7/24/2018

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Brand Advisory Task Force Update

Faculty, staff and emeriti should have received an email from the Brand Advisory Task Force Thursday discussing the various opportunities to get involved early brand research. If you did not receive the email, contact Julie, <julie>, to be added to the list.


Nordic Fest special hours

Dahl Centennial Union
Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Welcome Center
Thursday-Sunday, July 26-29: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Book Shop
Thursday-Friday, July 26-27: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 28: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, July 29: Closed

Mail Center/SPO
Thursday-Friday, July 26-27: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29: Closed

Oneota Market
Thursday-Friday, July 26-27: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29: Closed

Thursday, July 26: 7-8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27: 7-8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, July 28-29: 7-8:30 a.m.

Nordic Brew/Grab-N-Go/Marty's/C-Store

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. 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, 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.

Contact Aimee Viniard-Weideman with questions.

KATIE version upgrade Aug. 7

We will be transitioning KATIE to the newest version of Moodle on Tuesday, Aug. 7. All current work will carry over. KATIE will be unavailable from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on that day. See KATIE Version Upgrade 8/7/18 for more information or contact, <helpdesk> or -387-1000. 

HR update

Humana Medicare Advantage Plan update
Humana informed Human Resources that Cresco Medical Clinic (Regional Health Services of Howard County) is in-network for individuals covered by Luther's Humana Medicare Advantage Plan. All patients of Dr. David Heine will be able to receive care not only with him but any doctor within the facility. Please contact Marsha in Human Resources, 387-1415, with questions

MagellanRx manages prescriptions for employees on Luther's UMR health care plan. Access an online tool that allows participants to "shop" for the best prescription prices, see claims and service dates, prices paid and claim status. To enroll, go to MagellanRx and create a user name and password as directed. The "member ID" is your member ID on your UMR health card. The other pieces of required information are also on the UMR health card. Please call Marsha, <mwenthold> or 387-1415, with questions.

Counseling sessions
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.

Book Shop news

Professor spotlight
Amy Weldon's pen is on fire. She has written another book, "The Writers Eye." Snag a copy in the Book Shop.

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.


Events this week

July 26: Summer Preview Day
July 26-28: Nordic Fest, downtown Decorah

Second Summer Preview Day July 26

Luther's Admissions Office is offering prospective students the opportunity to tour Luther and Decorah during the second of four Summer Preview Days Thursday, July 26, from 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.


Celebrations this week

July 24: Sophia Engelman, Melissa Bothun
July 25: Mark Worcester, Emily Neal, Nicole Waskow, Elizabeth Steding, Rachel Storlie
July 26: George Hamilton
July 27: Wintlett Taylor-Browne, Kevin Kraus, Angela Kueny, Leah Benzing
July 28: Shelly Glock
July 29: Carol Jeide

July 28: Debra Aske, 15 years
July 29: Melanie Malila, 5 years

Welcome, new employee

Mason Smith started his position as safety and security officer on July 16. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 129, telephone 387-2103.

Position openings

Administrative assistant: The economics, accounting and management; math; and computer science academic departments are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual for a part-time, .50 FTE, approximately 26 hours per week during the academic year, position. Responsibilities include maintaining building schedules and department websites, coordinating travel arrangements and allocating costs to departments. An A.A. degree or equivalent experience preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google software tools, scheduling and website software is desirable. Proven ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, is 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.


For sale: Unique, well-maintained four-bedroom home with original Eastlake architecture, woodwork, inlaid floors, custom kitchen and infrastructure updates throughout. Located at 807 Maple Ave. in a quiet, stable, well-kept neighborhood. Convenient to schools, grocery stores, services and downtown. Contact Robert Fitton, <[email protected]> or 380-5912. Photos available on zillow.com. Asking price is $395,000.

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: Buy my sexy computer! 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 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. 

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

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.

Garage sale: 210 East Street, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, July 26, and 8 a.m.-? Friday, July 27. Norwegian sweater; vintage Norwegian jacket; rosemaling; knives; Scandinavian items; vintage books and games; National Cash Register; pewter; antiques; Decorah post cards; household; kids clothes. Contact Lori, <ostlielo>, with questions.


And finally...

"You had me at lefse," at the 51st annual Nordic Fest. The annual celebration of Scandinavian heritage, culture and food kicks off Thursday night, July 26, with the opening ceremony at 6:45 p.m. and events continue through Saturday night, culminating in a fireworks show. New this year—no cover at Canopy 5.