Tuesday, June 25

TUESDAY 6/25/2019

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Welcome to Campus Coffee Break with President Jenifer Ward

Please join President Ward for a mid-morning coffee break and welcome her to Luther College. Stop by the Williams Lounge, first floor of the Union, anytime from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, July 1. Grab a treat, say hello and welcome Luther's 11th president to campus.

Farewell reception for Jim Jermier, vice president for development

Jim is leaving at the end of July to pursue other opportunities. Please join us 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 27 in Marshall Lounge, second floor Union, to wish him all the best. 


Staff Excellence Award

Staff and faculty are invited to submit nominations for administrative and support staff for the Staff Excellence Awards. Send nominations in a "confidential envelope" to Marsha Wenthold, Human Resources, by Monday, Aug. 5. Winners will be announced at the Luther College Staff Day on Tuesday, Oct. 22. More information about the award and the nomination process, as well as the nomination form, are available on the Human Resources website.

Oneota Market closed July 5

Along with the 4th of July holiday, Oneota Market will be closed Friday, July 5. The Caf is also closed Sunday, June 30-Saturday, July 6, and will open back up with dinner on Sunday, July 7. 

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.

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-Sunday, June 28-30: Dorian Choral Retreat for Alumni, Parents and Friends

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.

'The Seven Longest Yards' Chris Norton book event July 1

Luther alumnus Chris Norton is returning to Decorah to speak about his new book, "The Seven Longest Yards." He and his wife, Emily Norton, co-authored the book. You can meet the couple and get a signed copy at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Carrie Lee Auditorium. Since graduating from Luther, Norton has dedicated his life to empowering others to overcome their obstacles. "It was at Luther College that I discovered how compassionate people are and the power of community."

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst July 2

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst is hosting a town hall meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther College campus. The event is part of her 99 county tour she completes each year in an effort to visit with as many Iowans as possible.


New employee

Paul Dittmer started his custodial staff position on June 19. Paul's office is Facilities Services, telephone 387-1145.


Jolene Tweten, who has worked at Luther for more than 26 years, has announced her retirement effective Aug. 29. We congratulate Jolene and thank her for her dedicated service to the college.

Celebrations this week

June 25: Thomas Skold
June 26: Carol Hester, RyAnn Winnings
June 29: Sharon Phillips
June 30: Brooke Joyce
July 1: Charles Humphrey-Klimesh

Anniversary celebrations
June 30 Ahmed Muaz, 5 years

Position openings

Title IX Coordinator (1.0 FTE): Position to provide leadership and direction for Luther College's efforts to ensure that students, faculty and staff enjoy an educational environment free of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence. A bachelor's degree is required; master's or professional degree in law, student affairs or related field is preferred. Also required is a minimum three years' experience in higher education, student conduct or with survivors of sexual violence. 

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


Luther inducted 36 seniors into the Luther chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the United States. Members are elected on the basis of broad cultural interests, scholarly achievement and good character. Spruiell White '67, gave the address at this year's induction ceremony. 

Cynthia Kamikazi '05, was awarded the Young Alumni Award for 2018. Cynthia currently serves at the African Development Bank as the chief for partnerships and resource mobilization in the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department. Her team ensures women's economic development by providing support for the 54 member countries, inclusive financial services for women and advocating equal rights for all. 


For sale: Facilities Services has the following items for sale by bid:

  • Two Stihl FS110R String Trimmers. Purchased June 2015. $100 minimum bid per trimmer
  • One Stihl BG Leaf Blower. Purchased June 2014. $50 minimum bid
  • One Stihl 039 Chainsaw. Purchased October 1996. $150 minimum bid 

Email bids to <facilities> by noon Wednesday, July 9. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Chair Gym. A cleverly-designed apparatus that offers a wide variety of exercises through simple adjustments. (More information on their website.) Has been in storage, used only once. Advertised price new, $150. Asking $35. Instruction manual and dvds included. Contact <pauljess>.

For sale: 712 Heivly Street - Adorable 2bd/2ba home in Decorah featuring many new updates including main floor laundry and half bath, remodeled upstairs bathroom, updated electrical panel, new furnace (2017) and that's just the inside! We've also added a new roof (2016), re-painted the garage, added a patio, and have paid for the landscaping to be maintained through September 2019. Ideal location, within walking distance to Luther and downtown. Contact Vanessa at <[email protected]> with questions/interest.

Garage sale: Two-family garage sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Downsizing with furniture, miscellaneous linens, knick-knacks, vintage items, Norwegian sweaters, etc. Lots of items from basement to attic! 220 and 303 Riverview Drive in Decorah.

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]>.


And finally...

The quarter-finals of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is fast approaching (the U.S. team will play against France on June 28—get excited).

Magically, June 25 marks the anniversary of a special, and often overlooked blip in soccer history when the 1950 U.S. World Cup team won an unlikely victory over England's "Kings of Football." At the time, the U.S. men's team included a dishwasher, two mailmen, a teacher, a mill worker and hearse driver; a far cry from the roster of today's U.S. women's team!