Tuesday, May 28

TUESDAY 5/28/2019

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Emeriti and promotions

Congratulations to these faculty members granted emerita status at the May Board of Regents meeting: Marian Kaehler, Rosalind Moeller and Jeannette Pillsbury.

Also announced at the May meeting are the following promotions to full professor: Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Joseph Breitenstein, Robert Christman, Victoria Christman, Brooke Joyce, Nancy Gates Madsen, Beth Ray Westlund, Derek Sweet, Eric Westlund, Andrew Whitfield and Laurie Zaring. Congratulations! 

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Luther College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, which will officially launch in fall of 2019. The mission of CELT is to promote student success by supporting faculty and staff in the reflective practice of innovative and inclusive pedagogy, and by providing a space for interdisciplinary collaboration and professional development grounded in the latest research on learning and teaching. CELT's inaugural director is Kate Elliott, associate professor of art history, and it will be located in Valders 240. This space, which is currently a computer lab, will be renovated over the summer and a smaller computer lab will be created in Valders 244.


Legends summer hours May 28-July 2

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday: Closed

Summer Employment

HR is now taking applications from 16 and 17 year old dependents of staff and faculty to work for grounds this summer. Please have students complete the 2019 Student Summer Application and return to the HR office as soon as possible.

Fiscal year end approaching

Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices, supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 14, to be included in FY 2018-19 budget. No faxed copies. Items for deposit must be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 7. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.

Document Center and Mail Center change of hours June 4

The Document Center and Mail Center will be closed for an hour, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, for a staff activity.

Parking and traffic fine deductions

Beginning June 1, the college will be posting and deducting parking and traffic fines from your paycheck on a weekly basis instead of monthly. Please plan accordingly. Contact Peggy Lensing, 387-1531, Marsha Wenthold, 387-1415 or Bob Harri, 387-2103 if you have any questions.

Great books for summer reading

Looking for something to read this summer? Check out the latest additions to Preus Library's leisure reading collection, including new releases, bestsellers and more! See all the newest titles online and browse the leisure reading shelf on the main floor of the library for even more options. The online list is continually updated as new books arrive, so check back often to see what's fresh.

Volunteer for Pulpit to Pulpit

Looking for a fun activity for the 4th of July? Look no further! Volunteer to help with the second annual Pulpit to Pulpit fun run and walk. This year the family- and dog-friendly race will benefit the Human Society of Northeast Iowa and Helping Services for Youth and Families. Have fun! Help out! Support our kickin' community! Sign up online or contact Megan at <buckme01>.

Decorah community food pantry

The Decorah Community Food Pantry is available to Luther students staying on campus during the summer. Located at 604 W. Broadway in the Fireside room located west of First Lutheran Church’s main sanctuary, hours are 1:30-3:15 p.m. Monday-Friday and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings. Students must bring an ID and fill out a short application when checking in. Cloth bags to carry groceries are suggested. The pantry is a choice pantry and offers a selection of canned fruit and vegetables along with bread, eggs, frozen meat and other grocery items. Fresh vegetables are usually available. During the summer students may pick up coupons to The Farmers Market in Decorah once a month. Coupons can exchanged for fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat and honey. Each coupon is $1.

Friendship Families needed for 2019

Want to get to know someone from another country? Want your children to learn about another part of the world? Sign up to be a Friendship Family to a new international student this fall! It's easy, it's fun and everyone enjoys the benefits. Please take a look, and then complete the interest form. Contact Amy Webber with questions, <webberam> or 387-1431.

Luther's Got Talent: Staff Edition will be part of Staff Day 2019

Calling all singers, dancers, poets, musicians and comedians. If you've got talent we want you! Luther's Got Talent: Staff Edition will be coming to a stage near you as part of Staff Day 2019. Please save the date for Tuesday, Oct. 22. More information to follow.

Center Stage Series subscriptions available

The 2019-20 Center Stage Series will present 10 unforgettable acts as well as two school productions: a variety of comedic, musical and thought provoking acts, including artists from across the world and close to home. Tickets for Center Stage Series events may be purchased as a subscription package through Friday, Aug. 30. Subscribers can build an individualized entertainment season by choosing tickets to a broad range of exceptional performances. Subscriptions can be purchased through Luther College's Ticket Office or online at tickets.luther.edu.

Book Shop news

Paideia all-college summer reading books available now
The all-college summer reading for 2019 is "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border" by Francisco Cantú. Raised by the daughter of a Mexican immigrant, Cantú studied international relations at American University and became obsessed with understanding the borderlands where he grew up. Wanting to experience the realities of the border for himself, Cantú took a job with the U.S. Border Patrol and worked in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas from 2008-2012. In his memoir, Cantú attempts to understand identity and violence, while discovering a human connection that is stronger than the border itself. Copies are available to faculty and staff without cost, sponsored by Paideia and the Dean's Office. Pick up your copy in the Luther Book Shop!

Closed for inventory
The Book Shop will be closed for inventory Tuesday-Friday, May 28-31. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Chapel this week

Thank you for supporting chapel throughout the academic year. Services will begin again with opening convocation in the fall.

Events this week

Wednesday, May 29: Workshop: Academic Advising, 9 a.m., Olin 201
Thursday, May 30: Workshop: Academic Advising, 9 a.m., Olin 213 

Save the date: Farwell Distinguished Lecture October 2019

Rebecca Traister will give the Farwell Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Oct. 10. Her talk will focus on topics discussed in her most recent book, "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger," which explores the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. This event is a collaboration between Campus Programming and the Center for Ethics and Public Life. Visit the Campus Programming website to learn more.


Farewell receptions

Susan Peterson, campus programming office coordinator
Susan's last day at Luther is Friday, May 31. Come and help celebrate her retirement beginning at 1 p.m. in the CFL lobby with treats and refreshments. A short program will begin at 1:30 p.m., including a game of This is Your Luther Life.

Celebrations this week

May 28: Mark Eichinger
May 29: Jan Koenig, Ahmed Muaz, Andrew Peter
May 30: James Hall, Kimsue Grube, Kellan Flynn
May 31: Kirk Larsen, Craig Rocksvold, Bruce Frieden
June 1: Lynette Spillman
June 2: Andrea Beckendorf, Lindy Moeller, Tiffany Larson, Peggy Landstrom
June 3: Doug Tieskoetter, James Fritz

Anniversary Celebrations
June 1: Jay Uthoff, 35 years; Michael Bartels, 15 years

Position openings

Payroll specialist (1.0 FTE): Responsible for timely and accurate preparation and production of all campus payrolls and associated reporting. Responsibilities will include payment of salaries and wages, deductions, payroll transmission, payroll-related external payments and reporting. Must be able to utilize Colleague database software, Glacier nonresident alien tax software, Microsoft Excel and Business Objects reporting software. Relevant job experience and accounting skills are necessary with proven ability to keep up-to-date on IRS payroll regulations pertaining to both U.S. residents and nonresidents. A bachelor's degree is desirable. To view the complete job description and apply for this position please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com/internal-jobs.

Administrative Assistant for the Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Student Success and the Dean of Institutional Planning and Mission (1.0 FTE): The administrative assistant will serve as administrative support for the work of both senior administrators as well as collaborate with the other administrative assistant in the President's Suite and the executive assistant to the President. A minimum of an associate's degree, three years experience in positions of increasing levels of responsibility, ability to handle projects with competing priorities and the ability to exercise and maintain professional discretion in dealing with information in a sensitive and critical environment is required.

Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment or Assistant Director of Admissions (1.0 FTE): The successful candidate will work with area programs serving underrepresented students and supporting diversity, as well as assist in recruitment and retention efforts. Must be willing to travel extensively and make public presentations. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and a positive driving record that will enable them to be insured through the college. Bachelor's degree required with academic preparation in any discipline.

Associate Director, Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success, Coordinator, Catalyze at Luther (1.0 FTE): The associate director will assist the director and provide leadership and staff supervision in the absence of the director. The coordinator will provide oversight of the day-to-day functioning of the Catalyze program including the supervision of two Catalyze coaches. Master's degree and at least two years documented experience working with historically underrepresented students required. Candidates will also have knowledge of the NASPA/ACP professional competencies for student affairs educators. 

Custodial weekend lead (1.0 FTE): Support weekend custodial staff in both academic and residential buildings. Custodial staff assists in maintaining building appearance, which consists of all areas including lobbies, entrances, classrooms, offices, hallways, breakrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, staircases, study lounges, restrooms and shower rooms. 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, 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays (weekday hours negotiable). 

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


Gereon Kopf will participate at the annual conference of the Japanese Association for Comparative Philosophy (Hikaku shisō gakkai) as member of the board June 15-15, Kanazawa Japan; the International Society of Takahashi Philosophy (Kokusai takahashi tetsugaku gakkai) as co-president June 17, Yamagata, Japan; and the Husserl Abend as one of two invited speakers June 22, Tōhoku University, Sendai, Japan. He is also invited to give a public talk at Tōkai University June 19, Isehara, Japan, on "Views of life and death for the medical and social-welfare field in Japan."

Loren Toussaint gave the Kosmoi lecture and a master class at KU Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. He was offered fellowship status in the International Society for Science and Religion, and his forgiveness research recently was featured in a series of stories in Gauchazh, one of Brazil's largest newspapers: article one, article two, article three.


Wanted: Old, used or unused CDs wanted for a church women's group project. They can be music CDs, movies, used or blank; any labels or printing on them will be covered. If you have any to contribute, please send them in campus mail or call Janine Brandt in the Dean's Office, 387-1005, to have them picked up.

Wanted: Looking for four oak dining room chairs to buy. Please contact Kristi <knutkr02> and include picture and price.

Help wanted: Two emeriti faculty seeking to hire a Luther student at $15/hour to work 2-4 hours/week, year-round. Tasks include assisting with lawn care, general home maintenance and odd jobs around the home. Within walking distance from campus and hours are flexible. For more information, contact Martin Mohr at 382-3855 (home) or 379-7547 (cell).

Housing wanted: Looking for a house/room/basement/apartment to rent from May 26-Aug. 2019. I do not have pets, but I am good with them if you do. Contact me at <nazri01> or 277-7363 with any lead you may have. 

Housing wanted: Two or three bedroom apartment/house for rent in Decorah. Very flexible with moving date, could arrange for June, July or August. Family with no smoking or pets. Please contact Philip, <bortph01>, with any options or leads.

Housing wanted: Seeking rental housing in Decorah or rural Decorah. Two-bedroom, pet friendly, garage if possible. Move-in September. Contact Steve '70, at 937-232-6194 or 380-7388.


And finally...

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

Maya Angelou