Tuesday, Jan. 29

TUESDAY 1/29/2019

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Luther will be open: Please use extreme caution

The National Weather Service is predicting dangerous and historic cold temperatures today through Thursday.

As a residential college, Luther will remain open. While the college will remain operational to care for our students, we want all of our employees and students to be safe in this extreme weather. We ask all employees to please use caution and your best judgment in traveling to and from the college.

If you feel you need to stay home, please contact your supervisor to make arrangements and to let them know that you are safe. According to human resources, you may use vacation time or make other arrangements with your supervisor should you choose not to come to campus.

These weather conditions are dangerous so please exercise caution when venturing outside. Exposed skin can be frostbitten in a very short period of time. Review email sent this morning for "Extreme cold safety tips" and let <julie> know if you did not receive that email.

President Carlson encourages faculty, staff to attend midyear update, convocation

Faculty and staff are invited to attend both President Carlson's midyear update at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Valders 206, and spring semester opening convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the CFL.

During the midyear update, President Carlson will update the campus community on the strategic plan, the upcoming re-accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission and key priorities for the semester ahead.

Tiffany Patterson, Vanderbilt University associate professor of African American and diaspora studies, and history, and director of undergraduate studies in African and African diaspora studies, will give the Luther College spring convocation address, "Black Students and the Creation of Black Studies."

At convocation, the college will present the Spirit of Luther award to Bob Naslund, a much-loved member of the Luther community. Bob coached in the Luther Athletics department for more than 20 years, serving as head coach for both track and field, and football.

If possible, offices should close for both events so all can attend.


J-term break hours

Welcome Desk
Wednesday, Jan. 30-Friday, Feb. 1: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-3: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 4: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Wednesday, Jan. 30-Monday, Feb. 4: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Book Shop
Wednesday, Jan. 30-Friday, Feb. 1: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-3: Closed
Monday, Feb. 4: Regular hours resume

Mail Center
Running regular hours
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2: 10 a.m.-noon
Sunday, Feb. 3: Closed

Oneota Market
Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 28-29: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31-Friday, Feb. 1: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-3: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 4-5: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 30: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31-Monday, Feb. 4: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 7-8 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 5-7:30 p.m.

Grab-n-Go and Nordic Brew
Wednesday, Jan. 30: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31-Tuesday, Feb. 5: Closed

Wednesday, Jan. 30: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31-Tuesday, Feb. 5: Closed

Wednesday, Jan. 30: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31-Tuesday, Feb. 5: Closed

Regents Center
Wednesday, Jan. 30: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3: Noon-6 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 4-5: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wednesday-Thursday, Jan. 30-31: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3: Noon-4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 4: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Thursday, Jan. 31: 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1: 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 3: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 4-5: 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 6: Regular hours resume

Preus Library
Wednesday, Jan. 30: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31-Friday, Feb. 1: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-3: Closed
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 4-5: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 6: Regular hours resume

Be part of Giving Day 2019

Join the Luther community for Giving Day Thursday, March 7. Volunteers are needed to share the fun of giving back to Luther on social media and interviewing faculty, staff and friends during the 12-hour live stream. Want to talk about the great work you're doing on campus on the live stream? Willing to post on social media? Sign up now for Team #luthergives19.

Luther employee fitness classes

Sign up today for the first six-week session of spring classes of wellness subsidized employee Yoga and Guided Imagery/Meditation classes. 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.

Certified mental health first aid openings

Want to be a certified mental health "first aider"?  A limited number of openings exist for faculty or staff members to participate in Adult Mental Health First Aid. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one hour lunch break Monday, Feb. 4, in Olin 112. MHFA teaches how to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. There is no charge for the training; participants earn a three-year certification. Register here. Contact <molobo01> with questions.

Order Valentine's Day treats

Give a treat to a friend, your kids or that special someone. Order giant heart-shaped chocolate chip cookies with a personalized message or a dozen cookies with all the fixings to frost at home. Order online by Friday, Feb. 8, and pick up in the Dining Services office Thursday, Feb. 14. Place your order at luther.edu/dining/submit/valentines/.

Sunnyside Cafe crepe coming to Oneota Market

Haven't tried a crepe from Sunnyside Cafe? Here's your chance: from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, Nik will be serving Philly Steak Crepes in Oneota Market. Purchase a half crepe plus side salad for $5.50.

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.

Book Shop news

Annual Wii Bowling Tournament in the Book Shop
Team entries are due Friday, Feb. 15, and the Wii Bowling tournament starts the week of Feb. 11 and runs through March 15. Gather four friends or co-workers and take a mental wellness break in the Book Shop. Retired staff and faculty are welcome too. Please sign your team up in the Book Shop or online on the Rec. Services website.

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.


Sing, Laugh, Pray! J-term chapel 2019

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

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Pastor Laura Gentry '92, will lead Laughter Yoga
Friday and Monday, Feb. 1 and 4: No chapel
Wednesday, Feb. 6: Chapel resumes

Home sporting events

Saturday, Feb. 2: Track and Field, Luther alumni meet, women 10 a.m., men 10 a.m.
Basketball vs Coe College, women 2 p.m., men 4 p.m.; both games will be streamed online

Events this (and next) week

Tuesday, Jan. 29: J-term opera performance, 7 p.m., Noble Recital Hall; this event will be streamed online
Wednesday, Jan. 30: End of J-term
Wednesday, Feb. 6: Spring semester begins
Thursday, Feb. 7: Spring Semester Opening Convocation, Tiffany Patterson, 9:30 a.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

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.

'Black Students and the Creation of Black Studies'

Tiffany Patterson, Vanderbilt University associate professor of African American and diaspora studies, and history, and director of undergraduate studies in African and African diaspora studies, will give the Luther College spring convocation address at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life in the Main Hall on the Luther College campus.

Faculty Artist Series: Luther College Piano Quartet

Luther College Piano Quartet presents a program of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Luther's Noble Recital Hall in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission. Luther College Piano Quartet, now in its 11th year, is comprised of four Luther music faculty; Miko Kominami, piano; Igor Kalnin, violin; Spencer Martin, viola; and Philip Borter, cello.

Symphony Orchestra to perform Vienna homecoming concert

Upon returning from a 25-day residency in Vienna, Austria, the Luther College Symphony Orchestra will perform a homecoming concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus. The performance is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Readings and discussion group available

Selected readings and a discussion group are available ahead of Ibram Kendi's Feb. 28 Distinguished Lecture. Read the prologue of Kendi's "Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" (National Book Award Winner) and two other short articles. Professor Guy Nave will lead discussion from 9:40-10:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, location TBD, and Kendi will be on hand for follow-up conversation the afternoon of Feb. 28.  Email cepe to sign up and receive readings.


Celebrations this week

Jan. 29: Richard Bernatz, Diane Narum, Kristy Gould and Wanda Diefelt
Jan. 30: Du Huang
Jan. 31: Brian Jones
Feb. 1: Joan de Albuquerque
Feb. 2: Amy Harker and Eunice Biel
Feb. 3: David Huinker
Feb. 4: Julie Bakken

Welcome new employees

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

Bryce McIlravy started his position as admissions counselor Jan. 21. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 261D, telephone 387-1353.

Sara Frick started her position as administrative assistant in nursing Jan. 22. Her office is at the Rochester campus, telephone (507) 288-6872. 

Position openings

Full-time Regents Center custodian: Hours will generally be 2-10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Must be able to read sufficiently to follow instructions, work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required. No experience required, will receive on-the-job training.

Full-time custodial weekend lead: Support weekend custodial staff in both academic and residential buildings. This position will work weekends to be custodial support for events as needed and then adjust hours during the week to equal 40 hours. Typical work schedule is 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (weekday hours negotiable). Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required.

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


Free kitten:  Very friendly orange and white female kitten recently showed up in our garage and we currently have enough farm cats. Would guess her to be about nine weeks old. She is currently indoors and using a litter box.  Contact <wiesch01>.

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.


And finally...

February is American Heart Month, and Friday, Feb. 1, is Go Red For Women day where people across the country wear red in support of the 33 percent of American women who are affected by heart disease and stroke. Usually we wear blue for Bleed Blue Fridays, but maybe this Friday we join together to wear red. #GoRedForWomen