Tuesday, Jan. 22

TUESDAY 1/22/2019

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Message from Campus Safety and Security

In December, the Luther community was alerted to an incident in Miller Hall that resulted in the suspect, Victor Hasvold, being arrested and charged with Invasion of Privacy, Trespassing and an Iowa Sex Offender Registry violation. He has been in the Winneshiek County Jail since his arrest. On Jan. 7, Hasvold had his parole revoked. As a result, he will be returned to a state prison for a period of up to two years. Luther College Campus Safety and Security served Hasvold with a no trespass order that is in effect throughout his prison sentence and after it concludes.

Luther College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment where all members of the community—students, faculty, staff and visitors—are treated with respect and dignity. Therefore, the college will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form.


Curriculum revision conversations for faculty

The Curriculum Revision Task Force has two opportunities scheduled for faculty conversation. Save these dates to join the CRTF in the CRH to talk about ideas and provide feedback: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, and 9:40-10:50 a.m.Tuesday, April 23. Contact Andi Beckendorf, <beckenan> or Elizabeth Steding, <stedel01> CRTF co-chairs, with questions or input. There are also plans to have additional opportunities for conversation with staff and students.

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 are 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

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

TIAA on campus
TIAA announces individual counseling sessions 11:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6; 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Space is limited. Register online or by calling (800) 732-8353 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions are in Main 30.

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.

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 Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission 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 have 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.


Sing, Laugh, Pray! J-term chapel 2019

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

  • 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
  • Liz Rog will lead Music that Makes Community for Monday chapel Jan. 28

Home sporting events

Saturday, Jan. 26: Women's basketball vs. Buena Vista 2 p.m.; men's basketball vs. Buena Vista 4 p.m.

Events this week

Friday, Jan. 25: SAC Entertainment presents Bingo, 7 p.m., Marty's, Dahl Centennial Union
Saturday, Jan. 26: First Pitch Banquet, 5:30 p.m., Peace Dining Room, Dahl Centennial Union

SAC Entertainment presents Bingo Jan. 25

Join SAC Entertainment for Bingo Night! Stop by Marty's 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, for fun games, great prizes and free snacks. The event is open to the public with no charge for admission so bring your friends for a fun-filled night.

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.

J-term Opera Scenes performance Jan. 29

Enjoy a night of opera scenes and art song performed by an outstanding class of first-year Luther students at the J-term Opera Scenes performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Jenson-Noble Recital Hall. Selections include works from Mozart, Nicolai, Bernstein, Schumann, Schubert and more.


Celebrations this week

Jan. 22: Chuck Riha
Jan. 23: Julann Sindelar, Emily Stumpf, Alexandra White, Nicole Ransom
Jan. 24: Tony Guzman, Jill Leet-Otley
Jan. 25: Patti Hughes, Jana Vorvick, Samantha Williams
Jan. 26: Rachel Brummel, Rene Donlan
Jan. 28: Joyce Brincks

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 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 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.

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


Help wanted: Luther provides GRE testing in the fall and spring semesters on campus. Looking for a faculty or staff member to proctor the exam while maintaining a secure testing environment. Responsibilities include: verifying valid government-issued I.D's; reception duties; checking of testing candidates; monitoring duties, including routine walk-through test takers and assisting with daily test center operations to ensure a safe and secure testing environment. Pays $100 for the supervision of the exam. Email Kasey, <nikkka01>, for more information.

For sale: Two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,560 square-foot house located six miles south of Ossian on 2.5 acres of land. $295,000. Built in 2016. Attached two-car garage. New in 2016 Maytag appliances, septic and well. Central air and high-efficiency furnace. Cemented 30'x50' steel utility shed. Call 562-3960 for photos or more details. 

For sale: HP Color LaserJet CP1025nw printer. $75. Approximately 5,650 pages printed. Connects via USB, Ethernet and WiFi. Reason for selling is it is not compatible with Apple's latest OS X version (Mojave, 10.14). It does work fine with older OS X versions, Windows and Linux. Contact Larry, <sikkinla>, with questions.

For sale: Samsung ML-1710 laser printer. $10. Approximately 11,250 pages printed. Connects via USB. Does not always successfully pick up paper out of the tray but will take it from the manual feed slot every time. Contact Larry, <sikkinla>, with questions.

For sale: 1/2 pasture (hay now) raised lamb. Going to the locker Feb. 4. Contact Julie, 419-3248 (call or text) or <stromjul>, with inquiries.

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-inch chainsaw 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.

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; Particle board dresser, small island, free. Contact Rachael, <jonera02>, with inquiries.


And finally...

How wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

-Anne Frank
In honor of Auschwitz Liberation Day, Holocaust Memorial Day and International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, Sunday, Jan. 27.