Tuesday, Jan. 15

TUESDAY 1/15/2019

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Message from the President

Luther faculty and staff should have received an email from the President Jan. 9. If you did not receive the message, email Julie, <julie>.

HLC accreditation evaluation–opportunity to comment

Luther College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Luther College will have its next reaffirmation visit March 11, 2019, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Luther College has been accredited by HLC since 1915. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments that address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments may be submitted to the following address:

Third-Party Comment on Luther College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois  60604-1411

Comments may also be submitted to HLC's website at: https://www.hlcommission.org/Student-Resources/third-party-comment.html.


Mental health first aid training for faculty

Faculty are invited to receive mental health first aid training 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, with an hour lunch on their own, in Olin 112. Manuals will be provided by the Counseling Service. To register, click here. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. Contact Stu, <johnstst>, with questions.

LyndaCampus purchased

Luther has purchased a three-year subscription of the campus-wide Lynda.com product called LyndaCampus. All faculty, staff and students should visit lynda.luther.edu and sign in with their Norse Key username and password to access this service. As they say on their website, "Learn a new skill online, on your time. There are 6,401 courses in business, technology and creative skills taught by industry experts." For details, visit LyndaCampus Purchased.

Book Shop news

Squirrel week savings
It is National Squirrel Week Saturday-Saturday, Jan 12-19, in the Book Shop, so Martin is offering 25-percent off all clearance items. Get nutty with the Book Shop and start gathering clearance items.

First class stamp price increase
The cost of a stamp will increase from 50 cents to 55 cents Sunday, Jan. 27. This is a good time to buy ahead since the Book Shop carries Forever Stamps. Stamps can be purchased for 50 cents each and used anytime, even after a price increase. For large departmental purchases, please email <bookshopweb> with your order before Wednesday, January 23.

HR update

Lactation room
For those in need of a lactation room, there is a lactation room located in a private space in Valders 247E. It offers a window, table, comfortable chair and electrical outlets. The lactation room is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. If the room is locked, please contact Tracy Elsbernd at the front desk of the Nursing Department, Valders 243. Sinks are available in the nursing department office, Valders 243, and in the lab area. Email Angela Kueny, <oldenban>, with any questions or concerns.

Dining Dollars deal extended

Did you know Luther faculty and staff can put Dining Dollars on their account? Buy $50 worth of Dining Dollars for only $40 now until Sunday, Jan. 20. Dining Dollars can be used anywhere food can be purchased on campus: Marty's, Oneota Market, Sunnyside Cafe, C-Store, Nordic Brew, Grab-N-Go, Peace Brunch and the Cafeteria. Fill out the form at www.luther.edu/dining/student/meal-plans/dining-dollars/.

Simplify life with a password manager

Passwords don't have to be a hassle. Using a password manager can reduce frustration around passwords and make things more secure. Check out the password manager presentation from this month's Staff Meeting to learn more, including how to get started with LastPass.

January employee Wellness newsletter

Check out the January 2019 issue of Words of Wellness. In the new format, it can be viewed as a webpage or downloaded as a PDF. In either format you can click on articles to be taken to the full article, a video or more. Opt-in for monthly editions here.

Free Friday morning open gyms

Wellness has partnered with UERPC and NE Iowa Food & Fitness to offer free Friday morning open gyms this winter. Parents and children age newborn to five years can join Wellness 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, for some open gym fun inside the Regents Center East Gym. There is no admission fee, and balls, scooters, etc. will be provided. Contact Wellness, <wellness>, with questions.

Center for Sustainable Communities needs volunteers

The goal of Luther’s Cafeteria to Community Program ensures that good food makes it to the plates of those who need it. Through this program, student coordinators work with Dining Services staff to package food into quart-sized containers that are labeled and delivered to the Northeast Iowa Food Pantry. Over 50,000 pounds of food has been donated since 2013. Sign up to volunteer on a Sunday or Wednesday evening. Contact Toby, <cainto01>, with questions.

Extra office supplies

The Office of Financial Services has more than they need and hopes their surplus can help your department. They have extras of (used) envelopes, paper clips and binder clips, all in various sizes. Stop by OFS or email Tina, <willti03>, for more details.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights winners

Congratulations to Janna Edrington and Jennifer Folstad, winners of the first prizes for Hot Reads for Cold Nights 2019! The next drawing is Friday, Jan. 18. Every book read is an entry to win.

Not too late to get the flu vaccine

Forgot your flu vaccine? It's not too late! According to the CDC, flu activity is elevated nationally so get a flu shot today! Health Service has vaccines available anytime during office hours Monday-Friday, no appointment necessary. Students may charge to their account. Faculty/staff pay at the time of service and can submit to insurance for full reimbursement.

Not Quite Free Lunch Jan. 15

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. The menu includes a build-your-own-turkey fajita bowl, tossed salad and dessert, all from the simple servings line. Contact Wellness, <wellness>, with questions.

'Connect More, Thrive More: Connecting What You Do and Your Strengths'

Because connection is incredibly important to our well-being, the Wellness Program's 2018 theme is "Connect More, Thrive More." Connecting is at the heart of building relationships at home, at work and in our community. Register to join us at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Nobel for a lunch-and-learn conversation on "Connecting What You Do and Your Strengths" with Luther's very own Miriam Skrade. Lunch is provided by Wellness for those who register by Tuesday, Jan. 15.


Sing, Laugh, Pray! J-term chapel 2019

Join chapel 10:30-10:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in the CFL Recital Hall.

  • Liz Rog will lead Music that Makes Community for Monday chapels on Jan. 21 and 28
  • Pastor Laura Gentry '92, will lead Laughter Yoga for Wednesday chapels during J-term
  • The labyrinth will be set up 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays in the CFL Recital Hall

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Women's basketball vs. Loras 6 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Loras 8 p.m.

Events this week

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Luther College Woman's Club, Angela Kueny, "Luther Nurses Simulation Learning," 1:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union
Monday, Jan 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration: Roger Pulliam, "A Fifty-Year Retrospective on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Impact on African American Students' Presence in Higher Education," 7 p.m., Valders Hall of Science Room 206

Kueny spotlights nursing program Jan. 15 at LCWC meeting

Explore the Luther nursing program's simulation practices and laboratory at the next Luther College Woman's Club meeting 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Peace Dining Room. Angela Kueny '02, Luther associate professor of nursing, will present "Luther Nurses Simulation Learning." Shuttle service from the Decorah pool lot leaves at 1:10 p.m. Call Bonnie Warrington, 382-4288, with questions.

Roger Pulliam to give MLK Lecture Jan. 21

With the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in April 1968, students across the country staged sit-ins and challenged discriminatory practices in an attempt to create more minority representation on college campuses. Roger Pulliam, who witnessed the formation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Scholars Academy at Western Michigan University, will give the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Lecture. Pulliam's lecture, "A 50-year retrospective on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s impact on African American students' presence in higher education," is 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Valders Room 206.

First Pitch Banquet set for Jan. 26

Tickets are now for sale for the baseball team's fifth annual First Pitch Banquet, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union. Enjoy a fun night of getting to meet the 2019 team and listening to speakers Head Coach Bryan Nikkel and keynote speaker Bill Withers. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets. Contact Nikkel, <nikkbr01>, with questions.


Welcome, new employees

Brenda Ranum returned as director of the Career Center Jan. 7. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 205K, telephone 387-1477.

Brody VonderKrol started his position as custodial staff Jan. 7. His office is Valders 261A, telephone 387-1585.

New positions

Jennifer Achenbach started her new position as CRM coordinator Jan. 1. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261Q, telephone 387-1413.

Katie Keller started her new position as digital communications director Dec. 1. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 263A, telephone 387-1902.

Dan Marlow returned to his position as assistant director of the Career Center Jan. 7. He was the interim director of the Career Center until Brenda Ranum returned. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 205A, telephone 387-1472.

Julie Shockey Trytten started her new position as assistant director of admissions Jan. 2. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261B, telephone 387-1438.


To Chauncy and Carson Eggland, who welcomed a baby boy, Beckett Emery, Dec. 17.

To Adam and Gwen Strand on the birth of their son Henry John. Henry was born Jan. 8. Henry joins big sister, Keira.


To Kirk Johnson and family for the death of his mother, Judith Johnson, who passed away Jan. 5, in East Moline, Illinois. A celebration of life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Swedona Lutheran Church in East Moline.

Celebrations this week

Jan. 15: Mike Garcia, Brian Heister
Jan. 16: Kayla Scholl
Jan. 17: Anne Edison-Albright, Kevin Ellingson, Jay McGee, Peggi Pape, Ryan Torkelson, Marsha Wenthold
Jan. 18: Scott Fjelstul, John Jefferson
Jan. 19: Deirdre Duvel, Chelle Meyer
Jan. 21: Jason Britton, Giles Teslow

Position openings

Full-time custodial staff position: Hours generally are Monday through Friday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. Valid driver's license required. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.

.75 FTE custodial staff: Hours generally are 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.

Part-time temporary career coach: For 20 hours per week through the end of current semester. This position provides counseling to assist individuals in identifying potential majors and careers; explores career fields and market conditions; develops strategies to identify internship and career employment opportunities; masters specific aspects of the job search process; and provides support to students who are planning to apply to graduate and professional schools. A master's degree or equivalent education/experience is preferred as well as two years of experience providing career coaching and/or counseling. Proficiency with Google Drive and Microsoft Office and experience using career assessment and job search tools is required

Full-time assistant director of safety and security: The assistant director is responsible for providing direction and assistance to department personnel during emergency and routine calls for service. Candidates should have an associate-level degree in criminal justice or related field, with a bachelor's degree preferred; minimum of three years of security or law enforcement experience preferably in a college setting; valid driver's license with clean driving record; clear criminal history; and extensive public contact and/or customer service experience. Additional years of experience and related training may be substituted for the associate degree. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for years of experience.

Full-time housing coordinator: The housing coordinator serves as the office manager for the Residence Life office and works cooperatively with the director of Residence Life. The coordinator interacts extensively with a wide range of constituencies. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills; three to five years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people. Previous experience in a detailed-oriented, complex and highly public work environment is preferred. Experience using Word and Excel programs is required. 

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


An article by Destiny Crider, Deborah L. Nichols and Chistopher P. Garraty, "Ceramic Production in the Teotihuacan Valley: Toward a Microregional Understanding" was published in the book "City, Craft, and Residence in Mesoamerica" by the Middle American Research Institute at Tulane University.

Du Huang and Xiao Hu performed a piano duo recital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of the "Música no Museu." 


For rent: Two-bedroom, 1,200-square-foot apartment near Luther on the west side. $800/mo. Master bedroom has half-bath. Appliances included with washer and dryer on-site as well as a garage, water and garbage pick up. No pets; no smoking. Available Feb 1. Call Mark, 382-0901, with inquiries.

For sale: Used white 2004 Honda Accord Coupe. $5,000 OBO. 152,000 miles. V6 30 mpg hwy. Excellent maintenance. Leather, heated seats, sunroof, loaded. Contact Rachael,<jonera02>, with inquiries.

For sale: 124-gallon LP tank, in good condition. This size can be put by a building. $100 minimum bid.
Email bids to, <facilities>, by noon Wednesday, Jan. 30. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: 1994 Husqvarna 36 chain saw with 20-inch bar. Used by grounds crew and is in working condition. Can be viewed on the Facilities dock. Email bids to, <facilities>, by noon Wednesday, Jan. 30. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Yamaha YFL-381H intermediate open hole flute in good condition with only minor surface scratches. Originally $1,499; asking $900. Solid silver head joint, inline G key configuration and a B foot. Used for three years by high school band student. Pads changed and cleaned regularly. Comes with thumb rests, the original hard shell case and padded carrying case. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>, for photos or info.

For sale: Smooth Fitness CE 3.2 Elliptical Trainer in excellent condition with only one owner. Bought new for $1,499; asking $600 OBO. Buyer moves it. Contact Kim, <kimpowell>, for photos or info.

Moving sale: Used Fiskars StaySharp™ Max Reel Mower, $65 OBO; used Homelite electric 13-inch trimmer, $15; infant nursery set cowboy theme sheets, bumpers, changing pad cover, comforter in red and white, $40 OBO; boy baby clothes $1+; blue Bumbo, $20; round dining room table, $80 OBO; two glass end tables and coffee table $10; Pparticle board dresser, small island, free. Contact Rachael, <jonera02>, with inquiries.

Upcoming event: A preview performance of "Owl at Home" is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. An original adaptation of Arnold Lobel's classic children's book, "Owl at Home" is brought to life by Kristen Underwood and Andrew Whitfield, with the book by Robert Vrtis and music by Brooke Joyce. Open to the public with no charge for admission. Contact Brooke, <brooke.joyce>, with questions.


And finally...

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.