Tuesday, Oct. 17

TUESDAY 10/17/2017

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Impact of Giving Annual Report

"We practice joyful stewardship of the resources that surround us."

We are pleased to share with you our Impact of Giving Annual Report. This report highlights the impact of the generous support of our alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Luther, and represents activity during our fiscal year, June 1-May 31. We value your investment in our mission and extend our sincere thanks for entrusting us with your support.

The Luther College Alumni and Development Office

Tuition Benefit program deadline Nov. 1

Luther is pleased to offer its faculty and staff a benefit that is highly unique in today's workplace: higher education for one's dependents. The Tuition Benefit program has a three-step application process available online.

Deadlines are as follows:
Nov. 1: Applications due
Dec. 1: Finalized list of colleges due
May 15: Confirmation form due

For complete information about the process and an application form, see the HR benefits website. Contact Scot Schaeffer, <schasc01> or 387-1430, with questions.

Distinguished Service Award nominees wanted

The Honorary Degrees Committee seeks Distinguished Service Award nominations for 2018 and beyond. Any Luther faculty, staff or emeriti can recommend a name for consideration. Department heads are encouraged to discuss nominees within departments. Nominations should be accompanied by as much documentation as is available and sent to the Office of the President, Attention: Sally Ming.

Distinguished Service Awards (DSA) are given each fall at Homecoming. Alumni who are selected generally receive the award during an anniversary year of their graduation. For the fall of 2018, the committee seeks nominees from classes ending in "8" or "3" who graduated at least 20 years ago. Luther's online alumni directory can be a useful tool. Use the advanced search feature to sort by class year and major. https://www.luther.edu/alumni/directory/index.php

Distinguished Service Award criteria:

  1. Meritorious service in one's profession, society, church or community
  2. Loyalty and service to Luther College
  3. Fidelity to the ideals of Luther College
  4. Timeliness of the award (during their reunion year)

Please think ahead as much as five years as nominees might be especially appropriate for an upcoming campus event, the anniversary of a campus program or some other significant occasion. Thanks for helping identify deserving candidates for recognition.

LFA fall programming meeting

The lecture and fine arts committee is holding a fall programming meeting, and all programming chairs, chairs of speakers series, chairs of endowments and anyone planning special events on campus for the 2018-19 school year need to be in attendance. The meeting is 9:40-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Qualley Lounge in the CFL. Beverages and snacks will be served. The group meets to help facilitate successful programming and promote collaborations, linked events and shared publicity wherever possible. Additionally, the calendar for accepting 2018-19 proposals will be shared. Please RSVP to Dean Vesperman, LFA chair, at <vespde01>.

October staff meeting

Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings for September: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Peace Dining Room or 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in Mott. Items on the agenda include a presentation from Aimee Viniard-Weideman and Marsha Wenthold titled "Norse Blue–Proud and True," a United Way announcement, and updates from CRC, Wellness and IT.

KATIE feature temporarily unavailable

The feature that allows instructors to convert assignment files to PDFs and annotate them within the KATIE grading interface is intermittently malfunctioning. It will be turned off on Tuesday, Oct. 17. This feature will return with the next upgrade, which could occur during winter break. For the time being, see these instructions for grading assignments. Call the Technology Help Desk at 387-1000 with questions or create a ticket at help.luther.edu.

Exploring new content management system for website

The website, luther.edu, currently runs on a content management system called Reason CMS. This system will be discontinued in the next three–five years. The web team and ITS are starting the process to identify a new system and will formulate a migration plan. Content managers and the Luther community will be informed on the progress. Contact Tabita, <tabita.green>, with any concerns.

HSA webinar available

Health savings accounts are available for employees on Luther's High Deductible Health Plan. Both current participants in the HDHP and for those who may consider the HDHP/HSA option for 2018 are encouraged to learn more about the benefits of an HSA. Webinars are being offered between now and the end of November at https://www.luther.edu/hr/benefits/plan-info/HSA-information/.

Residence hall trick-or-treating

Luther community members and their families are invited to trick-or-treat from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in Brandt and Ylvisaker Halls. Participating rooms will be identified by a pumpkin on the door. There will be crafts in the Brandt Hall Lounge and cookie decorating in the Ylvisaker Lounge.

Help save farm to school month

Luther's Center for Sustainable Communities is matching donations up to $1,000 to the The Iowa Food Hub, a local non-profit that delivers local food to Northeast Iowa schools. An accident damaged their truck at the busiest time of year for the delivery of local food. They need funds to to rent a truck short-term to get local, healthy food into the hands of Northeast Iowa students. Visit www.gofundme.com/get-the-food-hub-back-on-its-wheels to make a donation. Mention in the comment #Lutherloveslocal and your dollars will be matched by the CSC. 

Abstracts for undergrad research due Nov. 6

Luther faculty are encouraged to invite students to submit abstracts for the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, to be held April 4-7, 2018, at the University of Central Oklahoma. Applications for on-campus selection process are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at https://www.luther.edu/academics/dean/scholars/grants/ncur/application/. Contact the Dean's Office, 387-1005, with questions.

Another reason to look at Luther

Luther is an excellent place to prepare for a career in the health sciences. Our academic courses challenge students and help them prepare for entrance exams. Luther's off-campus study, internships, work in clinical settings and research opportunities also help them strengthen professional competencies. Visit the Pre-Health Studies website for more information.

Employee wellness second session fitness class registration

Registration is open for the second fall six-week session of wellness-subsidized employee yoga, pilates and Tai Chi classes. Details and the registration form are available on the online fitness class site. Classes start the last week of October and are open to current employees and their spouses. Please email <wellness> with any questions. 

Wellness Series: 'Fostering Positive Work Relationships'

Stop by Borlaug from 9:30-9:55 a.m., noon-12:25 p.m. or 5:15-5:40 p.m Monday, Oct. 23 for the second wellness series "Foster Positive Work Relationships." Learn strategies for building positive relationships with coworkers that lead to greater job satisfaction, improved teamwork and a general sense of well-being. Feel free to bring a snack or lunch and come late or leave early. Email <wellness> with questions. 

Luther peanut butter for sale

Faculty, staff and students are now able to purchase Luther Peanut Butter in the C-Store. Cost is $2 for eight ounces.

Book Shop news

Jessica Luther will be signing copies of her book "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Campuses and the Politics of Rape" on Wednesday, Oct. 18, following her lecture with Luther alumna Erin Alberty '01. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement, their lecture is from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Recital Hall in the Center for Faith and Life. The book will be available for purchase in the Book Shop and at the book signing.

Missed the homecoming book signing bonanza? Stop in the Book Shop to pick up a signed copy from one of six Luther authors: Kurt Clopton '92, Todd Green, Jerry Johnson, Keith Lesmeister '01, Marvin Slind and Jerry Twedt '57.

United Way campaign

Look for information in mailboxes this week about United Way. This year, the United Way of Winneshiek County has a goal of $125,000 that will support 20 local agencies. More information will be shared at the faculty/staff meetings Wednesday, Oct. 18, and Thursday, Oct. 19.

Luther College and Raptor Resource Project build banding station

A grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources allowed Luther College and the Decorah Raptor Resource Project to build an autumn migration banding station on campus, giving students unprecedented direct access to wildlife and conversation research. The banding station, located on Hawk Hill on the northeast edge of the Luther campus, is large enough for classes to observe wild birds, band them and gather data before releasing them back into the wild.

More CEPE Book Groups

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement invites students, staff, faculty and community members to sign up for the next round of book groups, which will meet twice after fall break. Authors range from a neuroscientist to a Reformation historian, to a social psychologist, to local author Keith Lesmeister. Check out all of the titles and sign up at cepe.luther.edu. Contact <victoria.christman> with questions. 

Words of Wellness available

Check out the October issue of "Words of Wellness." This month's main article is on "In a slump? Fix your posture" (via Harvard Health), and Hongmei Yu is the spotlight employee of the month. It includes other tips and a printable recipe, with all content written by student wellness ambassadors. Opt-in for emailed monthly editions.

Wellness workshops

Join Wellness for a 30 minute workshop: StressLess Sleep More at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Mott.

Sponsor a family this holiday season

It's time for Christmas Cheer and SAC service is looking for help to sponsor families in need in the Decorah community and Northeast Iowa. Departments interested in sponsoring a family should contact the SAC Service co-chairs at <sacservice> for more information.

Upcoming visit days

The Luther College Admissions Office will host two separate Preview Day events Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. This visit provides prospective students a glimpse into Luther's educational atmosphere. Each day includes a student activities fair, campus tour, faculty-led academic sessions, lunch, a current student Q&A, and a financial aid session. Friday's Preview Day includes an optional Chapel service at 10:30 a.m. in the Center for Faith and Life. Optional events after each Preview Day include trolley tours of Decorah at 1:30 p.m., 2:20 p.m. and 3 p.m., and opportunities to attend musical rehearsals or meet with athletic coaches.

Luther is hosting a Creative Arts Visit Day for prospective students Friday, Oct. 27. Activities for the day are geared toward prospective students interested in art, dance and theatre by providing an opportunity to explore visual and performing arts at Luther. Registration deadline is Sunday, Oct. 22.


Chapel this week

Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Erin Alberty, '01
Friday, Oct. 20: Jill Wilson; choir: Nordic Choir
Monday, Oct. 23: Jesse Klosterboer, '01

Home sporting events this week

Friday, Oct. 20:  Women's and men's cross country vs. UW-La Crosse, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21: Football vs. Wartburg, 1 p.m.; women's soccer vs. Central, 1 p.m.; men's soccer vs. Central, 3:30 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Oct. 17: Woman's Club Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union

Wednesday, Oct. 18: "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Campuses and the Politics of Rape," 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall

Thursday, Oct. 19: Preview Day, all day; Gallery Show Opening, "Sola Scriptura: Biblical Text and Art Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation," Center for Faith and Life; Interfaith 101, 7:30 p.m., Valders 206; Masterclass, Mary Elizabeth Williams, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Friday, Oct. 20: Preview Day, all day; Gallery Show Opens, Beauvais Lyons, "Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Holkes Archives," Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts; Documentary Screening, "Landscapes that Shape Us," 6 p.m., Olin 102; Center Stage Series, "American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook," 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life Main Hall

Saturday, Oct. 21: Junior Recital: Nate Parsons, violin, and Cynthia Heck, piano, 2 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Senior Recital: Brandon Whitish, voice, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music; International Fashion Show, 8 p.m., Center for the Arts Atrium

Sunday, Oct. 22: Faculty Lecture, Melanie Batoff, Musicology Paper on Medieval Liturgical Drama, 4 p.m., Choir Room; Diwali Celebration, 5:30 p.m., Baker Commons; Junior Recital: Mitchell Gage and Alijah Goetting, voice, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; Documentary Screening, "What the Health," 7 p.m., Valders 206

Monday, Oct. 23: Gallery show opens, Sarah Frydenlund, "Rush In," Preus Library

Gilbertson to speak at Luther College Woman's Club meeting

Carol Gilbertson, Luther professor emerita of English, will present "Women and the Reformation" at the October meeting of the Luther Woman's Club, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Peace Dining Room. Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Contact Bonnie Warrington, LCWC president, 382-4288 with concerns.

Bringing TV dinners back

Join Professor Andy Hageman to watch and discuss an episode of "Comrade Detective," a 2017 satire filled with great performances, smart writing and provocations for ethical conversations at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in CEPE 214. Set in Romania in the 1980s, "Comrade Detective" uses the mean streets of Bucharest to reinforce communist ideology and cold war anxieties about the U.S. TV dinners will be served. Seating is limited to 12. RSVP to <cepe>.

Sexual violence on college campuses

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement welcomes investigative journalists Jessica Luther and Erin Alberty '01, for a discussion about the culture of sexual violence on college campuses at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Center for Faith and Learning Recital Hall. Author of "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape," Luther gained national attention when she broke a story of sexual assault by a Baylor football player. Alberty earned acclaim as part of the Salt Lake Tribune Pulitzer Prize-winning team that exposed sexual assault cases at Brigham Young University and Utah State.

'Sola Scriptura' opens Oct. 19

As a part of Luther College's Reformation festivities, the exhibit "Sola Scriptura: Biblical Text and Art Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation," will be displayed in the upper level gallery of the Center for Faith and Life Oct. 19–Dec. 3. To connect faith to its artistic expression, visitors to the exhibit are also invited to the Oct. 31 Reformation Symposium, "The Reformation of Everything." The gallery and the symposium are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Mary Elizabeth Williams hosts masterclass Oct. 19

International operatic soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams will perform a brief recital and conduct a voice masterclass at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Jenson-Noble Recital Hall on the Luther College campus. The event, sponsored in part by funding through an endowment from Alan and Sally Brudos, is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Screening of 'Landscapes that Shape Us' Oct. 20

In celebration of Iowa Archaeology Month, the Luther College anthropology department is hosting a screening of "Landscapes that Shape Us" at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, Olin 102. A question and answer session with the producers of the documentary will follow the screening.The event is open to the public with no charge for admission. "Landscapes that Shape Us," a short documentary produced by The Iowa Department of Transportation, tells the story of a cultural resources discovery identified during the planning stages of the U.S. Route 20 expansion project in Woodbury County.

CSS: American Rhapsody Oct. 20

American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook, presented by The Gershwin Big Band and music director Michael Andrew, comes to the CFL Main Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Enjoy a Center Stage Performance of irresistibly fun Jazz Age music. According to Broadway World, "Andrew's virtuoso performance is startling in its complexity…clearly this is a role he was born to play." Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office or tickets.luther.edu.

Student recital

Luther senior Brandon Whitish of Fennimore, Wisconsin, will present a vocal recital in collaboration with Luther Alumnus Mitchell Stevens at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, in the Noble Recital Hall. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

International Fashion Show Oct. 21

The annual International Fashion Show is 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the CFA Atrium. Presale tickets are available for $2 by contacting <nkosph01>; they are $3 at the door.

'Envisioned Worlds' opens Oct. 22

"Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives," a collection of works depicting imaginary cultures with fabricated artifacts and hand printed bookplates, will be on display in the Kristen Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery in the Center for the Arts Oct. 20-Dec. 8. Beauvais Lyons, director of the Hokes Archives, created all of the works in the exhibit. Lyons will give a presentation about his work at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9. The gallery show and the presentation are open to the public with no charge for admission.

'What the health'

"What The Health," touted as the health film that health organizations don't want you to see, will be screened at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in Valders 206. "What The Health" is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary "Cowspiracy." The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing trillions in health care and keeping people sick. A lecture and Q&A with filmmaker Kip Andersen is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Valders 206. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission; however, tickets are required for the lecture. Tickets are available in the CFL box office, at tickets.luther.edu or by calling 387-1357.

'The Past Meets the Preset' lecture Oct. 22

Examining a liturgical drama known as the Visitatio sepulchri or "Visit of the sepulcher" that was performed on Easter Sunday in churches and monasteries during the Middle Ages, Melanie Batoff, assistant professor of music, will deliver a lecture titled "The Past Meets the Present: Strengthening Community through the 'Visitatio sepulchri' Liturgical Drama" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Choir Room of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music.

Women as Leaders panel Oct. 26

Four Luther College alumnae will speak on their professional careers and personal experiences as females in the workforce during a panel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. A reception will follow the panel in the CFL Qualley Lounge. Both events are open to the public with no charge for admission.

Reformation Festival Eucharist

Join local ELCA congregations as Luther celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a Reformation Festival Eucharist at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the CFL. Music will be provided by Norsemen, Aurora and Cantorei, with Mass Choir (ninth grade through adults) and Children's Choir (kindergarten through eighth grade), directed by Jennaya Robison. Congregation choir members are invited to join the choir rehearsals Saturday, Oct. 28, in the CFL Main Hall: Mass Choir at 10 a.m., Children's Choir at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Singing the Faith hymn sing Oct. 29

"For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free:" Reformation Festival Hymn Sing with Marty Haugen '73 is 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in the CFL. A Luther alumnus and renowned composer of church music, Haugen will lead a hymn sing that celebrates the role of music, hymns and singing in the shared work of spiritual formation, proclaiming the Gospel and building community across generations, cultures and traditions. All are welcome. 

Reformation Commemoration Symposium

Luther will host a symposium honoring the 500th anniversary of the Reformation all day Tuesday, Oct. 31. Titled "The Reformation of Everything, 1517-2017," the event begins at 9 a.m. in the CFL with a plenary address by Professor Brad Gregory of Notre Dame. The remainder of the day will consist of presentations and performances by members of the Luther community. For further information and a full program, visit: https://www.luther.edu/reformation-2017/reformation-day/everything/.

Reformation Commemoration Concert

The Luther College Music Department will present the "Reformation Cantata," a work composed in honor of the Reformation Commemoration by four Luther College alumni and four current students, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the CFL. The program includes a new work for concert band, jointly commissioned by a consortium of Lutheran colleges. Ensembles involved include Concert Band, Collegiate Chorale and Cathedral Choir. For more information visit: https://www.luther.edu/reformation-2017/reformation-day/concert/


Celebrations this week

Oct. 17: Corey Landstrom
Oct. 19: Trisha Soiney, Brandon Samuelson
Oct. 21: Kathy Ferrie, Dawn Reding, Missy Flack
Oct. 23: Korrine Jackson


To the family of Luther alumnus Loren Behm '59, who passed away Thursday, Oct. 12. Behm was a former Luther staff member who was involved with the treasurer's office and student loans. Sympathy can be extended to his wife, Betty (Eide) Behm '57, at 1942 Golden Vista Drive, Las Vegas, NV.

New titles

The following employees have new titles as of Oct. 1: Mariah Smith is the director of development–current gifts; Sue Drilling is the director of stewardship and special events; Kelly Sorenson is the legacy and gift planning administrator.

Job postings

Interim coordinator for music organizations and marketing, instrumental: Responsible for three major tours: the Symphony Orchestra, which begins its tour Feb. 1, 2018; the Concert Band in March 2018; and Jazz Orchestra's tour in April 2018. Each tour is multiple days with a number of performances. Additionally, the person will work on the plans for the Vienna Orchestra residency scheduled for the next academic year, and help support the January and February Dorian Festivals for band and orchestra. Qualified candidates will have a background in music and experience in marketing and management. This interim position will run through spring 2018 and is open only to internal applicants (current employees and spouses).

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


As part of a three-year student/faculty collaborative project, Aidan Spencer '18, and Jacqueline Wilkie created a commemorative documentary of Luther College's first international music tour by a choir. The documentary is now available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=9b41J-0kmsE.

Opportunity Saint Paul is an Interfaith program in the greater St. Paul, Minnesota, area that connects people with education-focused volunteering. Rebecka Green '19, spent her summer working as a program support and communications intern for the start-up program, which launched Aug. 17. To help get the program off the ground, Green spent her summer recruiting volunteers, creating media and communications materials, and fostering relationships between the local faith communities.

Nancy Gates Madsen presented her paper "The Paradoxical 'Nature' of Ecology and Human Rights in Gioconda Belli's Waslala" at the North Central Council of Latin Americanists Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, Oct. 6.

Kjerstin Nelson '18, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, spent the past few months in Alicante, Spain, working as a medical intern at El Centro Médico Estación, a private medical clinic. As a medical intern, Nelson shadowed doctors, nurses, administrators, lab technicians and receptionists, while being constantly immersed in Spanish medical terminology.

Robert Shedinger gave the presentation "Religion, Science and Mental Health" at the Living the Faith convention sponsored by the Islamic Organization of North America in Detroit, Michigan, Oct. 7-8.

Kristy Gould and Senia Sikkink '18, presented their research "Persistence and gazing at humans during an unsolvable task in pet, foster, and shelter dogs" at the International Canine Science Conference at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, Oct. 6-8. Rachel Rem '16, and Jennifer Templeton of Knox College were co-authors.

Tabita Green presented "Canaries in the Coal Mine: Childhood Emotional Distress as a Social Justice Issue" at the 20th annual conference of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry in Denver, Colorado, Oct. 8.

Amy Weldon's review of J. Drew Lanham's "The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature" is out in Orion Magazine.

Anna Peterson attended the Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association's annual seminar Oct. 5-8, at the University of California, Berkeley. This year's theme was Norwegian Digital Cultures.


For rent: Four-bedroom home in desirable location near Luther College, Trout Run Trail and bike path, Upper Iowa River, Whippy Dip and local breweries including Toppling Goliath and Pulpit Rock. Walking distance to downtown, restaurants, museum and churches. Full master bath, spacious living room/dining room, first floor office/den. Call 380-5364 for more information.

For rent: One-bedroom-plus-bonus-room-home for rent in Decorah. $725+/per month plus utilities. Very clean. Large deck, garage, central air, refrigerator, stove, microwave. Nice neighborhood. Pet friendly. $100 for pet deposit. No smoking. References required. Call, (507) 993-6741, for showing.

Tickets available: Fun, food, silent auction, live auction and door prizes will be available at the Humane Society Love & Friendship Adoption Center Tails & Treasures benefit 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Oneota Country Club. Thanks to sponsors, 100 percent of ticket prices and auction proceeds go to support the dogs and cats in HSNEI's care. The evening will start with a social hour with heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and entertainment, and will culminate in a live auction with signature dog and cat statues decorated by local artists. Purchase tickets and see all the great silent and live auction items when posted at hsnei.org

For sale: Beautiful antique oak counter/display case. Dimensions 71-inches wide, 42-inches tall and 26-inches deep. Featuring a full glass top, glass upper sides and front, sliding doors on the back. A truly handsome piece, the likes of which are getting harder and harder to find. $850 OBO, pickup in downtown Decorah.​ ​Pictures available at https://classifieds.decorahnow.com/posts/30714. Email Nan, <hibbna01​>, for details.

For sale: All-natural non-GMO pork, no hormones, no antibiotics, lots of room to run and root. In half or whole-hog quantities. Ready in November. Contact, <enosbejo> or 380-4185, anytime.


And finally...

Thanks to Luna Valley Farm for hosting a great night last week. Check out the photos of faculty and staff enjoying time away from the office and some great pizza.

"Family isn't always blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what." – Anonymous

Thank goodness for our work family.