Tuesday, Nov. 7

TUESDAY 11/7/2017

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Message from the president

Terry Sparkes, dean for institutional planning and mission, is taking a six-week leave of absence to attend to a family medical need. During this time, Dr. Brad Chamberlain, co-chair of the strategic planning committee, will assume leadership of the strategic planning committee, with assistance from Eric Runestad, vice president for finance and administration. Dr. Chamberlain has also agreed to provide leadership for the re-accreditation process, which begins this semester. During Dean Sparkes' leave, Kevin Kraus, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, will assist me in supervising the centers and programs that report to her. Thank you to everyone for your understanding and support.

-Paula Carlson


Espinosa joins Board of Regents

Luther alumnus Peter Espinosa will join Luther College's Board of Regents President Carlson announced Wednesday. The regents serve as trustees and stewards, ensuring that Luther fulfills its mission and that the needs of students, faculty, staff and other college constituents are being met.

Additional insurance

Annually, participants in the Luther health plan need to go to the UMR website to indicate if they have additional health insurance. For example, a person's spouse might have additional coverage through their employer, etc. This will keep any disruption in payment of claims to a minimum as claims are processed. Click on the "Other Insurance" button in the middle of the screen and answer the questions, then click the "submit" button.

Health care reminder

Participants on Luther's employee health care plan have access to TELADOC. This service gives access 24 hours, 7 days a week to a U.S. board-certified doctor through the convenience of phone, video or mobile app visits. It's an affordable option for accessible medical care. The Teladoc doctors can treat many medical conditions, including: cold and flu symptoms, allergies, pink eye, ear infection, respiratory infection, sinus problems, skin problems and more. Call 1-800-Teladoc or visit Teladoc.com. Talk to a doctor anytime for $45 or less. Employees should set up an account before actually needing to call a doctor. For more information, call Marsha, 387-1415.

November staff meeting

Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings for November: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, or 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, both in Peace Dining Room. Items on the agenda include an update on summer projects and the wind turbine by Jay Uthoff, Chandra Jennings with the 2018 health and wellness kickoff and an update on the Board of Regents.

Track airline mileage

Facilities would like to send a friendly reminder to please track airline mileage for use on the college's Carbon Footprint report. Luther has committed to keeping an inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis as part of the process to track its carbon footprint. This commitment requires gathering information related to all faculty, staff and student air travel miles paid for and/or reimbursed by the college, as well as college visitors flown to Luther on college expense. The Air Mileage Form can be found here. 

Separating administrator rights from workstation login

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 15, faculty administrator rights will be separated from their workstation logins. Changes were made for staff workstations earlier this year. For more information see Administrator Rights on Faculty Workstations.

Think of the Luther Bakery this holiday season

Let the Luther Bakery make your pies, cakes, cheesecakes and rolls for Thanksgiving. New items this year include an orange cranberry bundt cake, pumpkin roulade with brandied ginger mascarpone along with a variety of bagels and cream cheese for breakfast. Place orders at https://www.luther.edu/dining/submit/holiday/ by Wednesday, Nov. 15, and pick up by noon Wednesday, Nov. 22, from the Dining Services Office.

Winter bike storage

Winter bike storage is 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, and Friday, Nov. 17. Bring bikes to Ashmore-Jewell Barn (Red Barn in Baker Village) to have it placed in secure, dry storage for the winter. Bike storage is free for all Luther students, staff and faculty. Bikes must be registered at the Welcome Desk in the Union prior to being stored. Bikes will not be accepted unless they are registered.

United Way update

Congratulations to David Kamm and Judy Hageman. Their names were selected as last week's drawing winners. David won a sweatshirt from the Book Shop, and Judy won a pen and paper set from the Alumni Office. There's still time to donate to the United Way and be eligible for the drawing. Stay tuned for next week's winners.

Mark your calendars for Christmas at Luther 

In celebration of the holiday season, the faith of the community and the continued celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Luther College will present the 2017 production of "Christmas at Luther" Nov. 30-Dec. 3 in the CFL. The five "Christmas at Luther" performances are at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30; 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2; and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Tickets may be purchased at tickets.luther.edu, telephone 387-1357 or email <boxoffice>.

New at luther.edu

Katie Patyk '18 and Andy Hageman talk about their research project in which they explored the Kansas University archive that houses the papers of science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, who wrote acclaimed short stories, novels and TV screenplays. Patyk says, "The archives are a place of discovery, and while they don't always contain what you go in looking for, you are guaranteed to find something intriguing."

Gereon Kopf, who focuses on the religious and philosophical traditions of East Asia, says the most rewarding aspect of being a professor is the possibility to mentor students interested in East Asia, guide them in their struggles to understand new conceptual frameworks and cultures, and work with them on joint research projects.

Book Shop news

Check out the Book Shop now through Nov. 17 for the annual children's book sale, with prices ranging from $1-$6. This is a great way to start holiday shopping and for future teachers to start their library for future students.

Unable to attend the Brad Gregory book signing for "Rebel in the Ranks?" Stop in the Book Shop. There are a few signed copies remaining.

Safe Zone training

There are two more scheduled Safe Zone trainings: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Mott Room; 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Main 112. Sign up online at https://goo.gl/forms/cD7anixTfn76MpcE3 or via email to <brownewi>.

Mental Health First Aid training

Mental Health First Aid training is being offered to interested staff and faculty from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Just as CPR helps to assist an individual having a heart attack, MHFA helps to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Contact Stu Johnston, <johnstst>, in the Counseling Service if interested in signing up.

Learn how to handle holiday stress

It's the most wonderful time of the year? Maybe not for everyone. Counseling Service and Residence Life are sponsoring Handling the Holidays workshops to help identify and provide tips around the various challenges of holiday breaks for students, as well as how to support friends who may struggle. Workshops are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Brandt Social Lounge, 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Ylvisaker Study Lounge and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Mott in the Union. Holiday cookies provided.


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, Nov. 8: Bluegrass Consolation Band
Friday, Nov. 10: Jordan Boge, senior chapel
Monday, Nov. 13: LIFE in Service representative

Home sporting events this week

Saturday, Nov. 11: Wrestling hosts Luther Open, 9 a.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Nov. 7: Open Masterclass on Alexander Technique, 6 p.m., CFA Studio 1; Jazz Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 8: Gender Transitions, Ryan Sallans, "Scouting the Unknown," 6 p.m. Valders 206; Brass Ensembles Concert, 7 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Thursday, Nov. 9: School Performance: "Cat in the Hat," 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Emeriti Colloquium: Marv Slind, "Scandinavian Crime Fiction," 3 p.m. Mott Room; Gallery Talk: Beauvis Lyons, 6:30 p.m., CFA Room 203; Guest Presentation: Steve Demuth, "Digitial Medicine: Why Doctors and Computer Scientists Increasingly Need Each Other," 7:30 p.m., Olin 102; Philharmonia Concert, 7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall

Friday, Nov. 10: Admitted Student Visit Day, all day; SAC Cinema: "Wreck-It Ralph," 7:30 p.m., Valders 206; Theatre Performance: "Rent," 7:30 p.m., CFA Jewel Theatre; Dorian Keyboard Festival Guest Recital: Jordan Buchholtz and Charles Hoeft, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

Saturday, Nov. 11: Music Audition Day, all day; Dorian Keyboard Festival Finalist Recital, 5 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; St. Martin's Festival Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room; Theatre Performance: "Rent," 7:30 p.m., CFA Jewel Theatre

Sunday, Nov. 12: Dorian Keyboard Festival Masterclass, noon, Noble Recital Hall; Symphony Orchestra Concert, 4 p.m., CFL Main Hall; Documentary Film and Discussion: "Ethnic Notions," 7 p.m., Mott-Borlaug Room

Monday, Nov. 13: Registered Chamber Group Recital, 9 p.m., Noble Recital Hall - Cancelled

Jazz Band concert Nov. 7

The Luther College Jazz Band is performing a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert program features various styles of music from swing to funk to mambo and will include works from Stan Kenton, Oliver Nelson, Thad Jones and Neal Hefti.

Open Masterclass on Alexander Technique

Interested in stress-free holidays and finals? Find out how to move with ease using Alexander Technique. Students, staff and faculty from all areas are welcome to join guest artist Laura Donnelly for an open masterclass from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Studio One, CFA. The masterclass is sponsored by the Luther College Wellness Program.

Brass ensembles take the stage Nov. 8

Luther College's brass ensembles will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the CFL. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission and features a performance of Michael Smith's composition "Out of the Depths, I Cry to Thee." This work was composed for the Commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and premiered during the Commemoration Service: Martin Luther's Penitential Hymn on Oct. 31. The piece features both the Luther College brass faculty and student performers.

Ryan Sallans Nov. 8

Born into a female body, international transgender speaker, consultant, publisher and author Ryan Sallans will discuss his personal journey of transformation from childhood body struggles and development of an eating disorder during college to coming out as transgender and the difficulties he's faced financially, emotionally and mentally at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206. Following his presentation, he will sign copies of his book "Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life." Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Luther College Book Shop or at the presentation. The event is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and PRIDE.

Passport/portrait photo day

Need an updated passport photo? Looking for a new LinkedIn photo? Stop by the Media Relations office, 213 Dahl, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. No appointments necessary.

Alumnus Steve Demuth presents lecture Nov. 9

As technology develops, so too does the use of digital medicine and personalizing care. Luther alumnus Steve Demuth, chief technology officer and head of the office of IT strategy and architecture at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, will present "Digital Medicine: Why Doctors and Computer Scientists Increasingly Need Each Other," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Olin 102.

Philharmonia concert Nov. 9

Philharmonia will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the CFL Main Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert includes "Out of the Depths" from the Reformation Cantata, as well as Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2 by Arcangelo Corelli; Fugue in Four Keyes on "The Shining Shore" by Charles Ives; "Slane" by Soon Hee Newbold; "Serenade for Strings" by Edward Elgar; and "Jazz Pizzicato" by Leroy Anderson.

'The Cat in the Hat' Nov. 9

With a performance teaching children about caring, fairness, responsibility and trustworthiness, Theatreworks USA presents "The Cat in the Hat" at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance is recommended for children in kindergarten to fourth grade. Area schools have seating priority for school matinees; community members are welcome as space is available. Each show is approximately one hour in length.

Slind to speak at Emeriti Colloquium Nov. 9

Thanks to the popularity of author Stieg Larsson's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series and now the "Harry Hole" series by Jo Nesbø, the Nordic Noir genre has gained international readership. Luther College Professor Emeritus of History Marv Slind will speak on "Nordic Noir: Scandinavian Crime Fiction," during the Luther Emeriti Colloquium 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Mott Room of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

Celebrating 25 years of the Women and Gender Studies program

The Women and Gender Studies program invites the community to a birthday party celebrating 25 years of the program Friday, Nov. 10. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., with dinner and program to follow at 6 p.m. The reception, dinner and program will be held in Peace Dining Room. Tickets are $10 and available on campus at the Ticket Office, by calling 387-1357 or online at tickets.luther.edu.

SAC Cinema presents 'Wreck-It Ralph'

Student Activities Council Cinema will show "Wreck-It Ralph" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in Valders 206. A kid-friendly movie, this Disney film follows an arcade game villain who rebels against his role and aims to fulfill his dream of being a hero but causes chaos for everyone around him in the process. Admission is $5, and there will be free popcorn while supplies last.

Dorian Keyboard Festival

The Dorian Keyboard Festival will be held on campus Friday-Sunday, Nov. 10-12. Most of the students participating will be on campus Saturday, Nov. 11, playing for faculty, participating in workshops and performing in recitals. There are 48 students from grades 5-12 participating.

Dorian keyboard guest recital Nov. 10
Luther alumni and professional pianists Jordan Buchholtz and Charles Hoeft will co-headline the Dorian keyboard guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Noble Recital Hall. The concert is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Dorian Keyboard Festival finalists concert Nov. 11
The Dorian Keyboard Festival will showcase the top performers of the festival in a recital at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Noble Recital Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. The recital, given by the top Keyboard Festival participants, will feature the artists' repertoire from the festival.

'Rent' opens Nov. 10

The VPA department presents "Rent," a 90s rock musical loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's opera "La Boheme," Nov. 10-11 and 16-19 in Jewel Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 16-17, and at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19. Tickets are free with Luther ID or $15 without. Following struggling artists living in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic, the show's stories of love and loss intertwine to promote living life to its fullest.

St. Martin's Day Dinner

Luther is hosting a St. Martin's Day Dinner as a festive conclusion to the 2017 Reformation Commemoration from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in Peace Dining Room. Inspired by the historical menu associated with this medieval harvest festival, the dinner will be served family style, include a short program of period music and offer a cash bar. Cost is $10; $5 plus swipe for students. Tickets available at https://tickets.luther.edu/Online/. Menu and more information available at https://www.luther.edu/reformation-2017/events/?event_id=721909&date=2017-11-11.

Student recitals

Sunday, Nov. 5
Devin Hedlund '18, will perform a violin recital at 2 p.m. Iloria Phoenix '18, will perform a soprano recital at 7 p.m.

Student recitals are held in the Noble Recital Hall and are followed by a reception. Recitals and receptions are open to the public with no charge for admission. 

Symphony Orchestra concert Nov. 12

Symphony Orchestra will present their fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the CFL Main Hall. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. The program features "The Moldau" by Bedřich Smetana, then William Grant Still's "Ennanga" with a harp solo performed by Rachel Brandwein, adjunct faculty in music. The concert concludes with Symphony No. 5 in E minor Op. 64 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

'Ethnic Notions' viewing and discussion Nov. 12

Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary "Ethnic Notions" will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in the Mott Borlaug room. The documentary takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Novian Whitsitt will facilitate the post-film discussion. This event is intended to start conversation and provide context before the "Hateful Things" exhibit opens Feb. 12.

Registered chamber groups recital Nov. 13 has been cancelled

The Luther College Music Department group recital consisting of Luther's registered chamber groups scheduled for at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, has been cancelled. No make-up date has been set.

Launching Luther Leaders change project presentations

The Launching Luther Leaders senior class will present their change projects from 9:40-10:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Olin 102. Each of the five quads will give a short presentation followed by a Q&A. Open to the public.

General recital Nov. 14

The Luther College Music Department will host a general student recital at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Noble Recital Hall. This event, open to the public with no charge for admission, features various Luther performers, ensembles and soloists. Students are selected to perform by an application process. 

NQFL Nov. 14

Luther employees are invited to this month's Not Quite Free Lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Noble Room. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5 by cash, check or Luther ID. The meal includes main course options, sides and dessert. Contact Wellness, <wellness> with questions.

'Representing the Other' in Disney

Join the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement in a discussion of how indigenous peoples are represented in modern American culture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the CRH. Jordan Boge '17, will present research findings from his summer project, "Representing the Other: Disney and the appropriation of indigenous peoples in Moana and Beyond." Anne-Marine Feat and Peter Nekola will comment on Boge's presentation and lead a broader discussion of this issue. 

NAA lunch Nov. 16

Luther College's Norse Athletic Association invites the community to the Luther College NAA Winter Sports Luncheon at noon Thursday, Nov. 16. The luncheon will be held on the second floor of T-Bocks Sports Bar and Grill, 206 W. Water Street, Decorah. A lunch buffet will be offered; cost is $5 per person.

Stress Less fair Nov. 16

Wellness is hosting a Stress Less health fair from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Williams Lounge of the Union. A variety of opportunities will be available to help reduce stress during the holiday season and the end of the semester crunch. Giveaways, free chair massages, blood pressure checks, flu shots, demonstrations and more

Center Stage Series presents Thomanerchor Leipzig

Thomanerchor Leipzig, the St. Thomas Boys' Choir will take the stage for the Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the CFL Main Hall. Don't miss the rare opportunity to hear the choir J.S. Bach directed for 27 years. Established in 1212, the all-boys choir is rich in its 800 years of musical tradition and continues to be a cultural influence worldwide. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, by calling 387-1357 or at tickets.luther.edu.


Celebrations this week

Nov. 7: Nancy Gates Madsen, Cindy Bisbey, Ann Pitz
Nov. 8: Mark Faldet, Carol Johnston
Nov. 10: Beth Ray Westlund, Caleb Eubanks
Nov. 11: Kimberly Nye
Nov. 12: Lise Kildegaard, Patty Livingood, Amanda Doty
Nov. 13: Eddy Atwell, Rick Thornton, Catherine Dyer

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Greg Eide, Jay Uthoff, Randy Caddell and Doug Craft! Please enjoy a free lunch on Diving Services. Greg, Jay, Randy and Doug were randomly selected from the November faculty/staff birthday calendar.


Steve Arneson, who has worked for Luther more than 27 years, has announced his retirement, effective Jan. 2, 2018. We congratulate Steve and thank him for his dedicated service to the college.


To the family of Phyllis Gray '73 of Decorah, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 2. She served as the director of the college's Upward Bound program for several years. Services are pending. Information on services will be posted when available.

To the family of Luther Emeritus Professor of Economics Edward Kaschins of Decorah, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1. A celebratory reception is 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Fellowship Hall of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. The memorial service is 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with a luncheon to follow.

To the family of Robert Shadwick, who worked for Luther's education department part-time over the years. He passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31. Funeral services were held Nov. 4. 

Position openings

Full-time custodial staff: General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and residence hall building(s) and public areas. Hours are generally completed Monday-Friday. Some weekend work may be required. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.

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


Richard Cole, emeritus professor of history, read a paper for the session "Renaissance and Reformation Thought: Humanism, Stoicism, and the Classical Tradition," at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference last week. The title of his paper was "Martin Luther and Michel Montaigne Five Hundred Years after the Reformation." Cole also chaired and commented briefly on another session, "The Medieval Heritage, Humanism and the Understanding of History." Attending the meeting were more than 500 scholars, professors and students from all over the literate world.

Diane Scholl's poems "Elegy" and "Mezuzah" appear in the fall 2017 issue of the Louisville Review.

Andy Hageman is presenting "Panda Planet: An Intro to Chinese Science Fiction at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at The Lingonberry, 218 W. Water St. The talk aims to introduce the general public to contemporary Chinese science fiction writers.

As part of his summer internship, Liam Fraser '18, worked with Interfaith Power and Light in planning a clean energy tour around Decorah, Iowa. Two local congregations hosted tour stops where Fraser helped highlight their efficiency and clean energy investments. The tour also incorporated a stop at a third faith community who collaborated in energy efforts with Luther College. That stop included discussion about Luther's success with solar PV and geothermal heating and cooling.

Kole Ruud '18, worked for the Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa and South Dakota as a project manager intern this summer. Establishing a communication plan for the Sales, Training, Communication, and Membership and Enrollment groups, Ruud and his team were able to implement a product his team created for future agents to use. His team also managed the resource financing budget shared monthly with a senior leadership team.

Following the footsteps of a public health nurse, Charles Ian Ces '20, spent four weeks of his summer as an intern at the Tabaco City Health Unit in the Philippines. Shadowing a public health nurse and assisting with the programs for adolescent parents and blood donation, Ces witnessed the challenges in providing medical assistance in Tabaco City.

Belal Krayem '18, majoring in accounting and data science, served as an internal audit intern for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Iowa during summer 2017. Krayem made such an impression that he was offered a fall internship with the FHLB Operational Risk department. His fall internship consists of analyzing and reviewing data basis and quality assurance reports, giving him more experience in data science. 


For rent: Two-bedroom, one-bath apartment near Kwik Star in Decorah. $600/month. Tenant responsible for electricity and water. Pets and smoking not allowed. Contact Chris, [email protected] or 277-0041, for more information.

For rent: Remodeled one-bedroom home for rent. $725/month plus utilities. Large deck, storage areas, garage, central air, refrigerator, stove, microwave. Nice neighborhood. Pet friendly; $100 for pet deposit. No smoking. Very clean. References and deposit required. Email Karen, [email protected], for showing.

For rent: Three-bedroom home for rent, located at 1015 Mechanic St. in Decorah. $900/month. Main level bedroom and two bedrooms upstairs. Fenced-in backyard with a large deck and storage shed. Two-car garage with a separate workshop area. Enclosed porch on the front mudroom on rear entry. Central air. Stove, fridge, washer, dryer included. Tenant pays all utilities. Contact Tade, [email protected] or 380-1415, for a rental application or with questions.

For sale: Grass-fed lamb. Available in whole or half bundles. Produced eight-miles north of Decorah by Maren and Tom Beard of Luna Valley Farm. For more information, email [email protected] or visit the Luna Valley Farm website.

For sale: Five used bikes that were part of the Wellness bike share program. All bikes are functioning and are being sold as is. Bikes can be viewed at Facilities Services during normal business hours. Email bids by bike number to <hackiv01> by noon Friday, Nov. 10. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Medium-sized wood stove in good shape. Includes stove pipe. The stove would be great for a cabin or workshop. $50 OBO. Email Dan, <marlowda>, for more information or photos.

For sale: Two, 4.5 HP Toro snowblowers. Model numbers CCR2000 and CCR2500. Both purchased new in 1996 and are in ready-to-use condition. They were used by snow removal crew and can be viewed at the grounds office. Email bids by the snowblower number to <hackiv01> by noon Wednesday, Nov. 8. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Thirty-four string lever harp, custom-made by William Rees, Glen Aulin model. Cherry with poplar sound board. Full set of Truitt levers, nylon-strung, wire-wrapped C1-F1. Has a wonderful warm, clear, big sound and is in excellent condition, having been lovingly played and cared for by a single owner. One small ding at the head. Includes tuning key, soft padded case and full set of replacement strings. $2,300. Contact <zarila01> with inquires.

Wanted: A responsible adult to house/cat sit in January. Home is two blocks south of campus. Contact Dennis, [email protected] or (641) 220-4562, for an appointment.

Free: Three seven-month-old cats. Two females and one male. Very tame and friendly. Mostly outside but litter box trained. Good mousers. Contact Steve, <bustaste>, with inquiries.


And finally...

This week, Nov. 5-11, is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 100,000 police-reported crashes each year are attributed to drowsy driving. Those accidents result in 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. Nearly half of American adults report they have driven drowsy, according to the National Sleep Foundation surveys. Before hitting the road this holiday season, get adequate sleep, schedule breaks during long trips, arrange for a travel companion and avoid driving after consuming alcohol or sedating medicines.