Tuesday, Aug. 1

TUESDAY 8/01/2017

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Thank you from the president

"What a beautiful campus." "Everyone here is so friendly." Just a few of the many compliments from the RAGBRAI riders last Friday as they passed through campus. President Carlson would like to extend many thanks to the Luther students, staff and faculty who worked hard to create a great experience for all of the riders and represented Luther so well.


RAGBRAI and Nordic Fest parade appreciation

Thank you to everyone who assisted with the RAGBRAI welcome and walked in the Nordic Fest parade this past weekend! Many riders shared that the big blue entrance was their favorite town welcome of the week. This weekend was indeed an overwhelming success. While there are numerous individuals to thank from this weekend, the staff in the Admissions Office especially wants to draw attention to time that Facilities and Security devoted to the RAGBRAI welcome and items for the parade. A few months ago, Steve Arneson responded to the first few requests for RAGBRAI by saying "anything is possible," perhaps not knowing what he was getting himself into. The Facilities team followed through on that first conversation and helped make College Drive memorable for all that rode through. Security continued to find ways to ensure the safety of everyone who visited our wonderful campus. Thank you! While RAGBRAI will likely not return to Decorah for a number of years. We will participate in the Nordic Fest parade again next summer so mark your calendars now to join our blue crew on Water Street Saturday, July 28, 2018!

KATIE workshop

Have you logged into katie.luther.edu lately? KATIE was upgraded in May, and the look is a bit different. There will be holding a come-and-go workshop 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. Watch the Tuesday for more information in the coming weeks.

Norse book club

Alum Keith Lesmeister '01 will have his first book "We Could've Been Happy Here" inducted to the Luther book Shop. The book store has a few signed copies, and Lesmeister will hold a book signing during homecoming weekend Oct. 7. Be sure to come in and support a fellow Norse.

Simulation actor needed

The Luther College Department of Nursing is looking for a male actor, preferably over the age of 55, to assist with simulations during the 2017-18 academic year. Friends or family of Luther faculty and staff as well as members of the Decorah community are great candidates. Actors are provided scripts and coaching for each simulation scenario and may be asked to memorize certain details. Compensation is provided. Interested or have questions? Contact Jessica at <raabje01>.

Luther pledges to support local municipal electric utility

Luther has pledged $15,000 to Decorah Power, a local citizens group, towards a feasibility study of a Municipal Electric Utility for Decorah. An MEU is a community owned electric utility, of which there are 136 in Iowa. Decorah has the option to consider an MEU because the 25-year electricity franchise agreement with Alliant Energy expires in 2018.

According to Decorah Power, a public electric utility could offer Decorah-area residents an opportunity to invest in local initiatives and promote local community ownership of Decorah's energy future. It could also help Decorah residents and businesses exercise local control over their sustainability and carbon reduction goals through locally owned electricity generation.

Fine Arts Collection reminder

As the campus settles into the depths of summer, faculty and staff are moving offices and resetting spaces. As a reminder, only Fine Arts Collection workers should be moving art work. Contact Kate, <ellika03>, if assistance is required with a work of art. Office check-outs will resume in September.

Luther students receive funding for summer internships

For the third consecutive year, Luther has combined funding from alumni donors and philanthropic agencies to give financial support to Luther students completing a variety of internships. During the summer of 2017, 38 Luther students received educational grants of up to $2,000 to help defray the costs associated with internships in locations that included nine states, the District of Colombia and six other countries.


On campus this week

July 31-Aug. 4: Iowa Private College Week
Aug. 7: ACM Conference-Alumni, Annual Fund and Career Center

Happy Hour Book Group to feature Luther alum

Decorah Public Library's Happy Hour Book Group will meet with Luther alum Keith Lesmeister '01, at Rubaiyat at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, to discuss "We Could've Been Happy Here," Lesmeister's debut collection of short fiction. Copies of the book are available for purchase at local booksellers, the Book Shop and for check-out at the Decorah Public Library. Call 382-3717 to reserve a Library copy or to reserve an 11-copy set for your book group to check out after mid-August.


Celebrations this week

Aug. 1: Karen Dallenbach, Carol Kreuscher
Aug. 2: Jonathan Ailabouni, Jeremy Belanger
Aug. 4: Miriam Skrade, Teresa Flinchbaugh, Jesse Mulert
Aug. 5: Paul Rude
Aug. 6: Doug Nelson, Kevin Wenger, Kate Frentzel, Jennifer Achenbach
Aug. 7: Roberto Zavala, Andrew Meyer

Aug. 1: Janine Brandt, 30 years; Patricia Livingood, 15 years; Geraldine Tlusty, 15 years; Amber Suckow, 5 years
Aug 3: Cindy Blue, 30 years
Aug. 5: Heather Frey, 15 years
Aug. 6: Aaron Lurth, 5 years

Happy birthday from Dining Services

Congratulations and happy birthday to Paul Rude, Dennis Blake, Sally Mallam, A.J. Perling and Chris Garcia-Prats! Please enjoy a free lunch on Dining Services. Paul, Dennis, Sally, A.J. and Chris were randomly selected from the August faculty and staff birthday calendar.


To the friends and family of Helen Farwell, wife of former Luther president Elwin Farwell, 1963-1981. She passed away Thursday, July 27. Memorial services are Wednesday, Aug. 2, at First Lutheran Church in Decorah, Iowa, with a funeral luncheon to follow the service.

To the friends and family of Andrew Gray, Luther class of 1992. He passed away Friday, July 28. A celebration of life serve is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, Minnesota.

New positions

Jennifer Achenbach started her position as media coordinator July 17. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 213, telephone 387-1864.

Sophia Engelman started her new position of assistant director of residence life/area coordinator July 18.

Job postings

Custodial staff: This custodial staff is a .75 FTE position. Hours will generally be 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s) and public areas. 

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


In 1685, hundreds of thousands of Huguenots were forced to flee France attempting to seek refuge in other countries. Shasa Sartin '19, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is researching the lives of French Huguenots to create a game based in 17 and 18th century Europe for her summer research project at the college. She is working with Maren Johnson and Anne-Marine Feat, along with six other Luther students on the project.

With a goal of learning more about a former Luther College professor and artist, Annika Vande Krol '19, from Decorah, Iowa, has been selected to research Herbjørn Gausta paintings for her summer research project at the college. Vande Krol is working with Kate Elliott on her project "Establishing the Ouevre of an Itinerate Artist: Locating, Identifying, and Analyzing the Painted Works of Herbjørn Gausta."

Professor Emeritus of Music and former college organist William Kuhlman was featured on the Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church Concert Series in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin (Door Country) Saturday, July 22. The program included sections featuring organ music suggestive of "sea and water" and "land and countryside." Yvonne Kuhlman joined him in original four-hand music written for organ.

Professor Emeritus of English Diane Scholl's review of "Knowing, Seeing, Being: Jonathan Edwards, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore and the American Typological Tradition," by Jennifer L. Leader, appears in the June 2017 issue of The New England Quarterly.


For sale: Lightly used Bones 2 - Bike Car Rack by Saris. Asking $50. Saris website describes it as the "Ultimate no hitch bicycle carrier. Arc-based design fits over most spoilers and separates bikes on different levels. Injection-molded arms and legs are the strongest on the market. Rubberized feet protect car and coated straps protect bike." Rack is in original box. Selling because it doesn't fit on previous owner's car. Contact Kimberly, [email protected], with questions and inquiries.

For sale: Pre-hung exterior steel door, 32 inches wide, half glass. Includes threshold and trim pieces. Make an offer. Must be hauled by new owner. Contact Penny, 382-3796, with offers or inquiries.

Free: Working six-person hot tub. Older model. Located in Decorah. New owner is responsible for picking up and hauling the hot tub. Contact Sally, <mingsa01>, with questions or inquiries.

Wanted: The OFS is in search of a regular/memory typewriter that is currently not being used in another campus office. Contact Brenda, 387-1015, with available machines.

Coming up: Bluff Country Artists Gallery, 111 West Main St., Spring Grove, Minnesota, will host its annual Art of Home Brewfest Saturday, Aug. 5. Bring your homebrew (wine or beer), enjoy live music and explore the variety of locally-crafted beverages Bluff Country artisans offer. There is a $10 entry fee, with prizes awarded for top entries. Contact Kristin <bjerkr01> for entry details.

For rent: Beautiful home available. $750/month, electrical not included. Area international teaching family seeks tenant, available immediately. Fully furnished main floor, and renter will also occupy walkout basement suite, including TV/optional new furniture. Seven-year-old home is set on three acres less than 30 minutes from Luther. Gas fireplace, renter pays gas usage. Geothermal heating/cooling, HE washer/dryer, in-floor heat. Smoking and pets are not allowed. Contact Adrienne, 380-2979 or [email protected], if interested.

For rent:  Two-bedroom, one-bath apartment with garage available near Kwik Star. $575/month. Pets and smoking are not allowed. Contact Chris, [email protected] or 277-0041, with inquiries or questions.

For rent: Four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home with 2,000 square feet, available Sept. 1. Newer amenities, recently remodeled, large kitchen, two-stall garage and located close to downtown Decorah. $1,300/month. Contact Olga, <olga.michels> or 379-1768, with questions or inquiries.

For rent: Two-bedroom ranch style home, located 622 Center Street. Near the municipal pool and Luther campus. Available for long-term lease. Two-car garage. Pets and smoking are not allowed. $1,250/month. Contact Mark, 382-2020 or [email protected], with inquiries.

For rent: Country Cottage located about five miles from campus. Ideal for those who want to see deer, turkeys and songbirds. Picturesque environment with the grounds kept in a park-like setting. Previously rented as Two Creeks cottage, but will soon be available as a long-term rental. Pictures available online. Contact Lane, <schwla01>, if interested. 


And finally...

This week is recognized as "simplify your life week." So before the school year rolls around and that never-ending to-do list rears its ugly head again, here are some tips to declutter your life:
1. Keep your perspective.
2. Get rid of what you don't need.
3. Learn to say "no."
4. Take time for yourself.
5. Turn off technology, even for just an hour.
6. Be spontaneous.
7. Go to bed early.
8. Eat healthy and get some exercise.
9. Set goals - daily, weekly and monthly.
10. Slow down.