Tuesday, Aug. 15

TUESDAY 8/15/2017

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Faculty, staff, emeriti and guests are invited to attend the annual Service of Dedication at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. President Carlson will deliver her State of the College address and new faculty and staff will be introduced. Offices are allowed to close for the Service of Dedication so as many employees as possible can attend. A reception will follow in Bentdahl Commons.


August hours

Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 15-25: breakfast 7-8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner 5-6:30 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Mail Center
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Marty's, Nordic Brew, Grab-'N-Go, C Store
Re-opening Saturday, Aug. 26

Book Shop
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19: 1-3 p.m.

Solar eclipse observation event

The Luther College Society of Physics Students and Preus Library are pleased to invite all members of the Luther community to a solar eclipse observing event, Monday Aug. 21, on the library lawn. The eclipse begins at 11:46 a.m. and ends at 2:34 p.m. Minimum light will occur around 1:10 p.m. when more than 85 percent of the sun will be eclipsed. Members of the Society of Physics students will be on hand with some observing glasses and pinhole projection systems to allow safe viewing. An interpretive display describing details of this relatively rare celestial event is in Preus Library. Please contact society of Physics Students Vice President Zach Martin, <martza01>, Professor of Physics Jeff Wilkerson, <wilkerje>, or Preus Library Technical Services Assistant Emily Mineart, <mineem01>, with questions.

Fall sports performance clinics start Aug. 21

Luther College Sports Performance is now taking registrations for the 2017 Fall Sports Performance Clinics. Clinic sessions will be held in Regents Center at Luther College. Clinics will run weekly from Monday, Aug. 21-Dec. for grades 6-8, meeting Monday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Clinic cost is $100/month for two days/week or $15 a session. To register, email Director of Athletic Performance Jeff Jones, <joneje05>, or Assistant Director of Athletic Performance Alli Jenicke, <jenial01>.

Luther reduces move out waste by 40 percent

Move out week at Luther College has historically been the week in which Luther sends the most waste to the landfill of any week throughout the year. Students worked more than 400 hours over the course of nine days to assist with move out waste diversion by educating their peers about recycling and donation processes. This year, Luther students donated eleven 18-foot trucks worth of goods to the Depot and Spectrum Network and nearly 2,000 pounds of food to Decorah's First Lutheran Church food pantry. The college reduced the tonnage brought to the landfill by 40 percent.

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 a come-and-go workshop for faculty and staff regarding the upgrade 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, in Hovde Lounge. KATIE support team members will be available to answer questions and help build 2017 fall course sites. Please bring a laptop and some relevant course information, such as a syllabus or meeting notes. 

Join Luther students for WILD

Luther juniors taking Elementary Music Methods are offering Wednesday "In-service" with Luther at Decorah (Lutheran Church). The music class is available for students in grades three through six from 8-8:50 a.m. Wednesday mornings, running Sept. 6 through Dec. 6. They will be supervised by Luther faculty members.  There is no cost for the class, but 60 spots available. For more information or to register, visit www.luther.edu/music/academic-info/music-education/wednesday-inservice/ or email Jill Wilson, <wilsji01>.

Friendship families needed

Learn about the world from your kitchen table! The Luther Diversity Center is still in need of a few Friendship Families for the incoming class of international students. Participation requires only your hospitality and interest in others. Meet your student once a month for a simple meal or activity and help them adjust to their first year at Luther and in the United States. More information can be found at https://www.luther.edu/diversity/programs/friendship-family/ or call the Diversity Center, 387-1014.

ITS computer refresh changes

As part of the college's cost-saving measures, two changes are being implemented this refresh cycle, which began with the 2016-17 academic year. First, ITS will be "supercharging" computers rather than purchasing new computers. In addition, the college is moving from Macs to Windows computers where possible. For more information, see Computer Refresh Changes.


On campus this week

Aug. 15-20: Iowa State Fair booth

Family fun day

Luther faculty, staff and families are invited to the Sept. 3 the men's and women's soccer games at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively, and take part in the Luther Family Fun Day between games from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy root beer floats and watermelon while cheering on the Norse. Children have the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite Luther athletes as well as a chance to dunk faculty, staff and coaches in a dunk tank. Don't forget to dress in blue and white to get ready for another great year at Luther.


Celebrations this week

Aug. 16: Soren Steding
Aug. 17: Xiao Hu, Todd Green, Jenna Eichberger
Aug. 18: Dodi Bernatz, Ann Mansfield, Sherri Skarin
Aug. 19: Nancy Hovden
Aug. 20: Sherry Alcock, Teresa Wisher
Aug. 21: Janet Hunter, Sally Mallam, Kent Lee

Aug. 15: Robert Fitton, 40 years
Aug. 20: Nanette Hibbs, 10 years

New positions

Miriam Skrade began her new role in the Career Center as the part-time strengths education program coordinator on Aug. 10. She will continue in her role as the part-time assistant men's and women's tennis coach. Skrade's office for strengths programming is Dahl Centennial Union 205G, telephone 387-1755.

Job postings

Administrative assistant: .69 FTE, 11-month position, providing support to the Director of Student Activities and the Dahl Centennial Union. Duties include general receptionist work, approving advertisements and promotional requests, reserving spaces, scheduling hours, maintaining website and Datatel records, and organizing the annual activities fair. Some driving required. Qualified candidates must have a high school degree, additional training in office procedures and Microsoft Office Suite, and a valid driver's license. Two years experience in office setting preferred.

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 1967, Luther College's Nordic Choir went on its first tour of Europe; Norway, West Germany and East Germany, led by Luther Professor Emeritus of Music Weston Noble. Fifty years later, Aidan Spencer '18, of Decorah, Iowa, is creating a documentary of the historic first tour for her summer research project at the college. Spencer is working with Jacqueline Wilkie on her project "To This Day: Remembering Nordic Choir's First International Tour."

Latin America possesses some of the world's most restrictive abortion laws and also some of the highest maternal mortality rates. Rebecca Buse '19, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is researching the possible connections between these two phenomena for her summer student-faculty collaborative research project at the college. Buse is working with Victoria Christman on her project titled "Pro-Choice for Life? A Statistical Analysis of Abortion Law and Maternal Mortality."

Human serum albumin is the most abundant protein found in human blood plasma. Emily Starman '18, of Coralville, Iowa, is using steady-state fluorescence spectroscopy to research how curcuminoids, a major component of the spice turmeric, bind with HSA for her summer research project at the college. The curcuminoid-HSA complex has many potential applications, including use in a cancer treatment called photodynamic drug therapy. The group's collaboration is funded through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Starman is working with Olga Michels on her project.

Quarks are among the smallest science discoveries, shown experimentally to be about a million billion times smaller than a grain of sand. Joshua Jackson '18, of East Dubuque, Illinois, is researching the physics of quarks and the forces which bind them together into composite objects for his summer research project. Jackson has spent the past two summers working with Todd Pedlar on his project "Charm Meson Production in Bottomonium Decays."

Robert Christman gave a paper titled, "Martin Luther and the Antwerp Augustinians, 1519-1523" at the 13th International Congress for Luther Research in Wittenberg, Germany Aug. 1. He also participated in the Congress's weeklong seminar on the art and life of Lucas Cranach the Elder. Christman's article, "Early Modern German Historians Confront the Reformation's First Executions," was published in the volume "Archeologies of Confession: Writing the German Reformation, 1517-2017," edited by Carina Johnson, et al. New York: Berghan Books, 2017, pp. 242-261.

Heather Armstrong performed an oboe/English horn recital at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Appleton, Wisconsin, Thursday, June 22. Her program, "The Music of Brooke Joyce," featured two pieces written by Associate Professor of Music and Composer in Residence Brooke Joyce: "Prairie Etudes" for English horn and electronics, and "Une Cité Moderne," an oboe concerto Armstrong premiered with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in 2014. Joyce played piano and assisted with electronics for the IDRS performance.


For rent/sale: Two-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch style home, located at 209 West St., Decorah. Finished basement, laundry on-site, one-car detached garage. Tons of storage spaces. Call or text Maureen, 581-8376, for more information.

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

Coming up: United Way of Winneshiek County is hosting a Family Fun Night 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at the lower level parking lot of the Decorah Library. Lots of free activities including face paining, bubbles, a fishing game and a bean bag toss. The Decorah Fire Department, the Winneshiek County Sheriff with K9 McCoy, Earl Public Transit and American Red Cross rescue will have vehicles on display for kids of all ages to explore. Knights of Columbus will  offer brats and hot dogs for purchase. Top the evening off with Lawn Chair Night listening to Namoli Brennet in front of the Decorah Courthouse steps.

Wanted: The Diversity Center needs sleeping bags to borrow for an activity for International Student Orientation. Contact Amy Webber, <webberam>, to donate.

Wanted: Looking for storage space for a kayak for an incoming student. Preferably in-town for easy access. Contact Vicky Jaeger, 387-2115, with available space.

For sale: 30 pearl-colored 4-inch by 12-inch glass tiles; pre-hung 32-inch exterior steel door with window, including threshold and trim pieces; tan bathroom toilet; orange cast iron bathroom sink; and several lengths of stovepipe for wood stove or furnace (six-inch size), totaling about 12 feet. Text Penny, 382-3796, for photos and more information.

Class offered: Learn the Norwegian language while exploring cultural activities of Norway. The class will be led by a team of students from the Luther College Nordic studies program, under the supervision of Maren Johnson, assistant professor of the Nordic studies program. Included in each lesson will be basic Norwegian language instruction and typical activities of Norwegian folk art and outdoor traditions. Open for youth ages 8-12. Cost is $30, with classes at Vesterheim Museum 3:15-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 5, through Oct. 10. Register online at http://folkartschool.vesterheim.org/class/2017-09-05-norsk-skole-norwegian-school or call 382-9681.

For sale: 1997 John Deere 4x2 Gator with 2,942 hours being sold as is by Facilities Services. View the machine at the Facilities Grounds. Email bids to [email protected] by noon Friday, Aug. 18. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 


And finally...

Saturday, Aug. 19, is National Honey Bee Day, which began in 2009 as an awareness day to get more people involved in beekeeping.

Some fun facts about honey bees and honey:

* A queen bee may lay between 600-1,500 eggs each day during her 3-4 year lifetime.
* Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.
* Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, making the buzz sound.
* Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to maintain life, such as enzymes, vitamins, minerals and water.
* A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen.
* Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing.