Tuesday, Dec. 19

TUESDAY 12/19/2017

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Christmas greetings from Luther

Check your inbox for the 2017 Christmas card and link to "Christmas at Luther: The Tree of Life My Soul Hath Seen" streamed performance later this week.

Christmas and New Year's holidays

The Luther College campus will be closed Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 25–27, for the Christmas holiday and New Year's Eve holiday. The campus will also be closed Monday, Jan. 1, for the New Year's Holiday.

No Tuesday on Dec. 26

Because the College will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 26, there will be no distribution of the Tuesday on Dec. 26. The next Tuesday will be distributed Tuesday, Jan. 2. Deadline for the Jan. 2 edition is 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29.


Christmas break hours

J-term hours begin Jan. 8

Preus Library
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 19-22: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 23-27: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 28-29: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 30-Jan. 1: Closed

Regents Center
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 19-21: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 23-26: Closed
Wednesday, Dec. 27: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 28-29: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed

Legends Center
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 19-21: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; 5-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 22: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 23-26: Closed
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 27-29: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, Dec. 31-Jan. 1: Closed

Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 19-22: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 23-Jan. 1: Closed

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 19-22: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 23-27: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 28-29: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 30-Jan. 1: Closed

Welcome Center
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 19-22: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 23-27: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 28-29: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 30-Jan. 1: Closed

Book Shop
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 19-22: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 23-27: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 28-29: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 30-Jan. 1: Closed

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 19-22: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday-Monday, Dec. 25-Jan. 1: Closed

Tuesday-Monday, Dec. 19-Jan. 1: Closed

Nordic Brew
Tuesday-Monday, Dec. 19-Jan. 1: Closed

Tuesday-Monday, Dec. 19-Jan. 1: Closed

Tuesday-Monday, Dec. 19-Jan. 1: Closed

Tuesday-Monday, Dec. 19-Jan. 1: Closed

Tuesday-Monday, Dec. 19-Jan. 1: Closed

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 19-22: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 23-Jan. 1: Closed

Employee wellness J-term and spring first session fitness class registration

Registration is open for new four-week session J-term classes and the first six-week session spring classes of wellness-subsidized employee yoga, pilates, and Tai Chi. Details and the registration form are available on the online fitness class site. Classes are open to current employees and their spouses. Email <wellness> with questions. 


Vanna is back! Sign up to play WITTY WORDS, starting Monday, Jan 1. This wellness initiative encourages players to get moving and try to solve the phrases given by Vanna. Each phrase guessed puts the player's name into the hat for great prizes! Email Vanna at <jaegervi> for more information and to sign up.

Winter break Oneota specials

Check out the tasty lunch specials at Oneota market this week:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 19: sloppy Joes, cole slaw, chips, drink
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20: Christmas lunch special-baked ham, scalloped potatoes, corn and lefse
  • Thursday, Dec. 21: stir fry 

Book Shop news

While the students are away, staff and faculty can play. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Book Shop. Take 25 percent off purchases 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 19-22. Discount is for staff and faculty only. Usual exclusions apply.

Nordic Choir to go on Midwest and Colorado tour

Luther's Nordic Choir, one of the top college choirs in the nation, closes its Midwest and Colorado tour with a homecoming performance at the CFL at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. The performance by the 73-member Nordic Choir is open to the public with no charge for admission. The concert is part of Nordic Choir's 2018 tour of the Midwest and Colorado, which begins Jan. 27 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and concludes in Decorah Feb. 13. 

Health care notice  

UMR is experiencing a processing issue with flu shot reimbursements for injections done at the Luther College Health Service. As a temporary measure, please send the claims reimbursement form and the receipt to the Luther Human Resources Office, Main 25. HR will submit the claims to a designated representative at UMR. UMR is devising a work-around for this problem but in the meantime this temporary measure will assure that you receive the full $25 reimbursement. Call Marsha, 387-1415, with questions.

Farwell elevator unavailable during Christmas break

A reminder to faculty and staff who use the Farwell elevator, winter break means the residence halls will be closed. Farwell Hall is locked, and will reopen at noon Saturday, Jan. 6.

Going paperless

The Office for Financial Services is in the process of going paperless with the implementation of the Perceptive Content imaging software already used by Alumni, Development and the Education department. How does this impact you? The paper process of approving vendor invoices will transition to an electronic process. Over the next couple months, OFS will train departments and move them to the electronic imaging approval system. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as the college transitions to a paperless process.

Hot reads for cold nights

Curl up with a good book and win prizes this J-term by participating in Preus Library's Hot Reads for Cold Nights! Get started early over the holidays. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/ycvcu3gv or at the circulation desk. Earn chances to win great prizes simply by reading for fun. Open to all students, staff and faculty, on or off campus. Visit the Preus Library Facebook page, circulation desk or library blog for details.

Luther soccer winter skills clinic

The Luther College men's and women's soccer programs are offering a winter skills clinic for students kindergarten through eighth grade from 4-6:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, and Jan. 14. The two-day clinic will be held in the Student Recreation Center of the Regents Center. All registrations must be made online by Saturday, Jan. 6, at www.luthersoccercamps.com. For the first time, the soccer programs will offer a mini winter skills clinic for pre-K students from 4-6:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. The clinic will be held in the Student Recreation Center of the Regents Center. All registrations must be made online by Saturday, Jan. 20, at www.luthersoccercamps.com


Chapel this week

Worship services will not be held on campus during Christmas break. Chapel will resume Monday, Jan. 8, and Sunday morning worship will resume Jan. 14. College Ministries wishes all safe travel and a joyful and blessed Christmas and New Year!


Celebrations this week

Dec. 19: Cindy Blue, Mary Weis, Melanie Malila
Dec. 20: Gregory Patton
Dec. 21: Christopher Krammen, Diane Tappe
Dec. 22: Hongmei Yu, Alec Knop
Dec. 24: Andrew Hageman, Yarrow Pasche
Dec. 27: JoAnn Uhlenhake
Dec. 28: Todd Peldar
Dec. 29: Tara Meade, Lea Lovelace
Dec. 30: Kathy Reed, Mick Layden
Dec. 31: Ruth Berger, Holly White


To Terry Sparkes and her family on the death of her dad, Robert Sparkes. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at Congregational United Church of Christ in Decorah, with burial in White Chapel Memory Gardens in DeWitt, New York. Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is in charge of arrangements.

To Shelly Glock, Ann Pitz and their families on the death of Shelly's dad/Ann's father-in-law, Raymond Pitz. A memorial service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. Conway-Markham Funeral Home of New Hampton is in charge of arrangements.

To the family and friends of Luther alumnus Kenneth W. Peters, who died Dec. 19 in Austin, Texas. Ken graduated from Luther in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and mathematics and also lettered in football. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, in Austin, with the funeral service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, in Austin. Graveside service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services in Austin is in charge of arrangements.

End of service celebrations

Come celebrate the retirements of Kathy Euans, Myron Rediske and Steve Arneson 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, in Williams Lounge in the Union. Kathy has been with Luther for 11 years, Myron for 21 and Steve for 27.

Welcome, new hires

Tara Quass began her position as music administrative assistant Dec. 13. Her office is Jenson-Noble 200A, telephone 387-1462.


Dana Talsness published the article "Mouse models of two missense mutations in actin binding domain 1 of dystrophin associated with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy" as a co-first author in Human Molecular Genetics. This publication wrapped up remaining work from graduate school at the University of Minnesota.


Pet/babysitting services: Available Dec. 11-Jan. 11 while home in Decorah on winter break. No job too big or small. Responsible and dependable. Please email or call Molly, <[email protected]> or 379-9070, and leave message.

House for sale: 607 Jefferson St., Decorah. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,783 sq. ft. Built in 2012. Master suite with walk-in closet, walkout basement, covered deck, main level laundry, tons of storage space. Walking distance to downtown Decorah, Phelps Park, bike trail and middle school. For more info, email Danielle, <[email protected]>

For sale: Kenmore washer, $175; Kenmore dryer, $175; GE dishwasher, $75; women's trek bike, $125; tag along bike for three to six year-old  depending on height, $25. All appliances work, just upgrading as a holiday gift. Contact Miriam, <mbskrade>, with inquiries.

For sale: Snowblower. Large 27-inch-wide path with very strong 8HP engine. Six-speeds forward, two-speeds reverse. Great condition.  Contact Dean, (319) 427-3593, with inquiries.

For sale: 1997 Toyota Rav4. Asking $2,000. Great condition, new tires, all-wheel drive, automatic, towing package, roof rack. Second owner, 200,000 miles. Would make great second or kid car. Contact Joseph, <breitejo> or 419-1124, with inquiries.

Peanut brittle: Need a consumable gift? A treat to bring to a party? A treat for yourself? Try Julie's homemade peanut brittle. Available in 1/2 and full pound bags. Each order made fresh the night before the order is due. Also freezes well. Contact Julie, 387-1865 or <julie>.


And finally...

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."

-Calvin Coolidge