Tuesday, June 18

TUESDAY 6/18/2019

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JPMorgan expense reports

Please include in the "Expense Description" section of your JPMorgan expense report, the time you left Decorah/home and the time you arrived back in town/home for meal expense. This will help facilitate the reporting requirements for the 12 hour continuous travel and the $40 per day meal expense limit.  

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.

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.

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>.


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

Friday, June 21: Summer Preview Day, All day, Dahl Centennial Union
Saturday, June 22: Chicago Alumni Gathering at Wrigley Field, 11 a.m., Wrigley Field
Monday, June 24: Registration, Orientation and Advising Day (ROAD), All day, Dahl Centennial Union

Dorian Choral Retreat 'Livssang' June 30

The second annual Dorian Choral Retreat for adults will be held on campus June 28-30. The public is invited to attend 'Livssang', at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, in the CFL Main Hall. 'Livssang' will include a performance of the choral repertoire learned during the retreat, sharing of personal stories and a hymn sing led by Pastor Mike Blair, there is no charge for admission. 


New employees

Susan Potvin started as the associate director of music marketing and tour manager on June 3. Susan's office is Jenson-Noble 205B, telephone 387-1267.

Chris Hale started as the program coordinator, music marketing on May 28. Chris' office is Jenson-Noble 205A, telephone 387-1737.

Megan Schwenneker started as the social media specialist on June 3. Megan's office is Dahl Centennial Union 263, telephone 387-1273.

Katie Schweinefus started as the media relations and content specialist on June 10. Katie's office is Dahl Centennial Union 263, telephone 387-1417.

Megan Pitz started as the campus programming office coordinator on May 20. Megan's office is CFL 101, telephone 387-1291.

New positions

Melissa Flack started her new position as payroll specialist on June 6. Her new office is Main 25, telephone 387-1135.

Celebrations this week

June 18: Jonathon Struve, Kristine Swanson, Kendra Berns
June 19: David Johnson
June 20: Barb Bohach, Perry Halse
June 21: Dave Mitchell, Aaron Shouse
June 22: Wade Shilts
June 23: Sue Drilling, Matt Hughes
June 24: Novian Whitsitt, Marie Drews, Carly Foster

Anniversary Celebrations
June 21: LuAnn Meeker-Gast, 20 years

Thank you and farewell

Best wishes to Dodi Bernatz, who will be leaving Luther College after over 26 years of service. Dodi currently served as part-time assistant in the Dean's Office, but has previously served as the administrative assistant in Financial Services, Olin, and International Student Office. Please share your thanks with Dodi for her dedicated service to Luther when you see her around Decorah this summer, most likely at her regular gig downtown at the Decorah Hatchery.

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.

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


Janet Irankunda received the college's Jenson Medal during the Commencement ceremonies for the Luther class of 2019. The Jenson Medal is presented each year to an outstanding senior, selected by the graduating class, who best demonstrates the ideals of the college through service to students and the college community. 


Female housemate wanted: Large, new furnished house to share with two other females (one a Luther adjunct professor) two miles from campus. Own bedroom (all linens provided), shared bathroom with one other woman, laundry facilities, large equipped kitchen, off-street parking, office space with wireless printer, Wifi, cable TV, rent includes all utilities. Available beginning of the school year through May with extension possible. Rent $450-$600/mo. depending on income. No pets. Contact Carol Birkland <[email protected]> or Janet Snider <[email protected]>.

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.


And finally...

June 17-23 is National Pollinator Week.

Twelve years ago the U.S. Senate's unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as "National Pollinator Week" marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Pollinator Week was initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership.

Humans need pollinators as birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. Protecting pollinators is important!

At Luther, Rachel Brummel has been working with students to examine policies that are attempting to address the decline of insect pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, in the U.S. Take a moment to read Rachel's story!