Tuesday, June 11

TUESDAY 6/11/2019

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Board of Regents update

Faculty, staff and emeriti should have received an email from the Board of Regents Wednesday, June 5, with an update on the May 2019 board meeting. Those who did not receive the email should contact Catherine, <catherine.dyer>, to get added to the list. 


Summer Wellness Chair Massages

Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for $20/15 minute chair massages, paid by cash, check or card at appointment or booking, from 1-5 p.m. every other Monday starting June 17. Chair massages can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Visit the wellness event calendar for more information and to sign up.

2019 Move-A-Mile Summer Wellness Challenge

Wellness is holding a summer challenge for employees, June 15-Aug. 15. The challenge is to move an average number of miles each day for the two months. There are three levels of difficulty and participants get to pick which level they feel suits them the best to be challenged to improve their health and well-being. Prizes included! Visit the challenge page for more information on how to register and get started.

Oneota Market Closed June 17

Due to register upgrades, Oneota Market will be closed on Monday, June 17. The Caf is open for breakfast 7-8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; and dinner 5-6:30 p.m.

H-drives not available June 14-16

All faculty and staff home shares (also known as H-drives) will move to new servers the weekend of June 14-16. H-drives will not be available from 5 p.m. Friday, June 14-8 a.m. Monday, June 17. If you have need for any of your H-drive files during that time period, please make a copy elsewhere in advance. Contact the Technology Help Desk with questions.

Susan Peterson has left the building

Megan Pitz started as the new campus programming office coordinator on Monday, May 20, and emails sent to Susan's old email address will not be received. Please contact Megan at 387-1291 or <bohrme01>.

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.

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>.

Build A Better Decorah Initiative

The City of Decorah will host two community-wide visioning sessions in conjunction with the Build A Better Decorah Initiative and the subsequent update of the Decorah Sustainability Plan. Meetings will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 11, at City Hall. All members of the community are encouraged to participate in one of the sessions. 


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

Tuesday, June 11: Workshop: Reading the Syllabus, 9 a.m., Loyalty Hall conference room 100
Wednesday, June 12: Workshop: Reading the Syllabus, 9 a.m., Loyalty Hall conference room 100
Friday-Sunday, June 14-16: Culinary Course for Alumni and Friends, noon, Luther College
Monday, June 17: Registration, Orientation, and Advising Day (ROAD), All day, Dahl Centennial Union


Celebrations this week

June 11: Julia Hageman, Hidie Roach
June 12: Mark Franz
June 13: Michael Smith
June 15: Susan Potvin, Jacob Zobeck
June 16: Anne-Marine Feat, Annette Bjork
June 17: Adam Forsyth, Carrie Courtney

Anniversary Celebrations
June 16: Melissa Rosendahl, 5 years

Position openings

Development Officer (1.0 FTE): Development Officer to serve as an ambassador of the college with responsibility to build and develop long-term, donor-centric relationships built on a firm understanding of the donor's interest, passions and values. The primary objective of the officer is to advance the mission of the College by planning and implementing a program to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors with major and planned gift potential in support of Luther's fundraising initiatives and institutional priorities. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years in development work, major gifts or related area is required. This position requires traveling on a regular basis as well as frequent evening and weekend hours.

Director of Campus Programming (.92 FTE): The campus programming office is a central clearinghouse for the scheduling of college events ranging from lectures and workshops to performances and worship. The programming office, in consultation with varied on-campus constituencies, is responsible for developing and applying a campus programming philosophy that extends, expands and supports the underlying mission of the college. A bachelor's degree is required as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Experience in performing arts or arts management is strongly preferred as is experience working within a liberal arts college setting.

Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (1.0 FTE): The Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness will take a leading role in developing institutional self-knowledge and understanding of competitive position by collecting, organizing and interpreting institutional data to support decision making, for both academic and administrative departments. The Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness will have a minimum of a master's degree in a relevant field or demonstrated experience in institutional research. 

Financial Wellness Coordinator for TRIO Achievement Program (.38 FTE ): The Financial Wellness Coordinator will join a dedicated team of professionals in the TRIO Achievement Program, committed to advancing a community where students successfully navigate through, excel in, and graduate from college prepared for life. Work schedule is mid-Aug. through mid-May, approximately 20 hours per week, including occasional evening work (typically no more than one night a week). Continuation of the position beyond the first year is contingent upon outcomes and federal grant funding. Bachelor's degree is required as well as demonstrated expertise for personal finance. 

Custodial staff position (1.0 FTE): General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s). Hours will generally be 5 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Must be able to read sufficiently to follow instructions, ability to mix appropriate chemical dilution ratio and understand directions for use. Valid driver's license required. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required.

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


Martin Klammer published a short essay titled "And a kelson of the creation is love," as entry No. 6 in the Every Atom project of the North American Review celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth.

Gereon Kopf edited the "Dao Companion to Japanese Buddhist Philosophy," published by Springer.

Loren Toussaint's research on forgiveness was featured in a recent CNN story, "Forgiveness and your health: What science says about the benefits."


For sale: Family-raised beef, in 1/4 or 1/2 beef quantities. Mainly pasture fed. No hormones or antibiotics. To be processed by Protivin Locker on July 24. For more information email <zidler01>. 

For rent: Two bedroom apartment right next to Luther at 415 Riverview Drive. $650 plus utilities. Includes one car garage, laundry and private patio. No pets, no smoking and one year lease. Contact Angie at <[email protected]> or at 605-759-4617.

Help wanted: Seeking Luther student with experience in yard work and houseplant care to help out with these things starting immediately and going through July 7, three-five hours a week. Offering $13/hour. Must have transportation and references. Contact <zarila01>.

Wanted: Nutribullet in good condition. Call 563-419-8570 or contact <kiuhlmayv>.

Housing wanted: Looking for a place to rent starting in June. Relocating to Decorah for work, looking for any set up that allows for my dog to move with me. He's a mid-sized lab mix, four years old, very quiet and calm and house trained. Sublets or leases are fine, as well as pet fees. Country preferred, or a place with a fence. Very flexible on amenities, rural/rustic spaces not an issue. Please contact me if you have anything to offer, <[email protected]>. Thanks!


And finally...

Looking for ways to keep gnats off your face? Here are some ideas from The Internet:

  • Limit skin exposure. Hats, sunglasses and long sleeves are your friend
  • Avoid wearing fruit-scented body products
  • Dab a bit of oil (olive, coconut, vegetable) on your skin. Focus on your forehead, neck and behind your ears to start
  • Apply a bit of vanilla extract to your face
  • Create a decoy by putting vinegar (1-2 tbsps) and soap (3-5 drops) in a dish and setting on a table, or the ground, nearby
  • Sprinkle herbs or spices (1-3 tbsps of cayenne pepper, garlic, pepper, salt, or cinnamon) on the ground around the outdoor area where you're spending time (i.e. patio, porch, picnic shelter). This tip is new to the <tuesday>, so do share if you try this and it works

Good luck!