Tuesday, July 16

TUESDAY 7/16/2019

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Luther College faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to join President Ward on Saturday, July 27, and walk in the Nordic Fest Parade. This is an opportunity to participate in a fun community event and show your Luther pride!

Walkers will meet at the fairgrounds by 10:15 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Plan to wear a blue Luther shirt and join the sea of blue. Don't have one? No problem, just be sure to indicate your T-shirt size in the sign-up form and one will be provided for you, compliments of the Admissions Office. Contact Alyssa <alyssa.ritter> with questions. Please sign up online to participate in the parade.


Additional Summer Professional Development Workshop

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a two-day workshop August 20-21, called "LC2: Reaffirming and Reimagining Luther College as a Learning Community." For more information and to register, please click here.

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.  

HR Update

TIAA announces individual counseling sessions 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25; and 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Friday, July 26. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 800-732-8353 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held in the Financial Aid Conference Room, Main 27.

New on luther.edu

Read the faculty story about Professor Colin Betts and his current research involving doing geophysical, remote-sensing surveys of prehistoric effigy mounds.

Girls science camps 

Calling all girls to explore science and outdoors at day camps hosted by Luther College, 4-H, and Iowa State Extension. The week-long, half day camps will be held in Postville and Decorah, transportation provided. Science Detectives: 4th - 6th graders, July 22-26; 7th-9th graders: July 29-Aug. 2. Camp fees are covered by scholarships from the American Association of University Women. Registration forms: Iowa State Extension office, 325 Washington Street, Decorah, or contact Molly McNicoll at <mcnimo01> 387-1257.

Friendship Families needed

Please help welcome 40+ new international students to Luther and Decorah by signing up to be a Friendship Family! Many families have enjoyed it so much they host students again and again! No financial commitment, just a little of your time and fun! Send questions to Amy at <webberam>. Visit the CIES website for more information and to sign up.

Book Shop news

Just arrived in the Book Shop
Chris Norton's newest book, "The Seven Longest Yards: Our Love Story of Pushing the Limits while Leaning on Each Other," is available for purchase in the Book Shop for $20.


Chapel this week

Thank you for supporting chapel throughout the academic year. Weekday Chapel will begin again on the first day of classes this fall, Sept. 4.

Events this week

There are no events on the campus event calendar this week.

Freeport flooding community meeting July 16 

Luther faculty and students are sharing their findings about flooding and encouraging community conversation in Freeport during a community meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Freeport Park. Representatives from Luther will talk about their research on the 2016 Upper Iowa River flood and Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation and Development will be on hand to discuss their watershed plan to enhance flood resilience. The meeting is intended to facilitate a conversation among Freeport community members on how to create a community that is resilient to future flooding. Food and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend.

Social Impact Research Fellowship Showcase July 17

Students Sabrina Marken '20 (social work), and Bryanna Sandvik '21 (accounting), will present the results of their summer Social Impact project for Thunder Rode, a therapeutic horseback riding organization at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 in Olin 101.  A reception will follow immediately afterwards outside of Olin 101.

Creation myth commonalities and cultural discrepancies in where we came from July 26

My 12 Tribes - Woodcut Monoprints on Felt, by Lane Schwarz '89, 1989-2019, 30th Anniversary. Pieces from the 1989 show and prints from new blocks, as well new prints from original blocks. Now showing in the CFL balcony lobby gallery. Artists reception 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, July 26. Live music performed by Debitage.


Welcome, new hires

Trent Orth started as a Safety and Security Officer on July 1. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 129, telephone 387-2972.

Celebrations this week

July 18: Katie Harreld
July 19: Philip Borter
July 20: Brenda Broghamer
July 21: Debbie Karr, Sarah Wilder
July 22: Kris Franzen, Lukas Phillips

Position openings

Admissions Counselor (1.0 FTE): Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from specific geographical regions, visiting targeted high schools and attending select college fair programs. Duties will also include interviewing prospective students on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned. Extensive travel is required, and candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends when appropriate. A bachelor's degree in any discipline is required. Applicants must have strong communication and relationship-building skills. One-year relevant post-graduate experience and experience in sales, marketing, communication and education preferred. A valid driver's license is required.

Campus Mover (1.0 FTE): This staff position is responsible for all types of moving-related jobs to support the various events on campus. From moving tables and chairs, musical instruments and freight; to making runs to hospital with lab specimens; to setting up residence hall rooms for summer and back for the school year. High school diploma or equivalent required. Also required are computer skills to access the college's web-based work order system and email, ability to follow and give directions, valid driver's license and good driving record. This physical position will require lifting, mobility, and dexterity.

Front-End Web Developer (1.0 FTE): Responsible for the coding, usability and layout of the Luther College website. A bachelor's degree in a related field is required along with 3-5 years of front-end developing experience.

Student Employment Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office (1.0 FTE): The coordinator will be responsible for developing and enhancing student work positions as well as coordinating on-campus and off-campus employment according to federal regulations and established college policies. High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Also required is a minimum of three years administrative or program management experience and thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel.

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


Robert Shedinger's new book, "The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms: Darwinian Biology's Grand Narrative of Triumph and the Subversion of Religion," has been published by Wipf and Stock publishers.

Amy Weldon presented a paper titled, "An Awful Rainbow: Teaching the Romantics in a World on Fire" at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) Conference in Davis, California in June. Her novel, "ELDORADO, IOWA," is now available at Dragonfly Books and the Luther College Bookshop.

Andy Hageman published his essay "Infrastuctural Futures in Chinese Science Fiction" in the journal Alluvium. 


For rent: Beautiful, brand new condo for rent. Two bedroom, two bathroom, full basement for storage, two car garage with opener. Wood floors, brand new carpet in bedrooms. Walk to downtown Decorah. Brand new black stainless steel appliances included. Vaulted high ceilings, glass railing. Marble tile in extra large shower. Great view from front lighted front balcony. Quartz kitchen countertops in a modern gorgeous kitchen. Great back patio. 1 year lease preferred. $1600 per month. Mowing and plowing included. Call 563-380-1439 for pictures or viewing.

Garage sale: During Nordic Fest at 210 East Street, Decorah. Best selection 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, July 25. May also be open at 8 a.m. Friday July 26 and Saturday July 27. Antiques, old Norwegian trolls, rosemaling, knife, bowls, lefse box, Soljes. Vintage: pop items, books and games, beer items, local postcards, powder horns, wood duck decoy, Dala horse, crocks, Indian artifacts, baskets. Kids clothes and gear, household and more! <ostlielo>.

For sale: 2000 Skyline Nomad Ultra Lite camper. 24 ft. pull behind travel trailer. New tires, no leaks. Bedroom in front, sofa makes into a bed as well as the dinette. Air, furnace, everything works. Very nice shape. $3,500. Located 6 mi. NW of Decorah on Bluffton Rd. Call Marty at 563-380-5853 for more information or to request pictures.

For sale: 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe LT. 4 wheel drive, third row seating, remote start, bluetooth, rearview camera, dual zone climate, rear climate control, hitch, cruise and traction control, power seats, power windows and locks, power sideview mirrors, heated seats, heated sideview mirrors, AM/FM/CD player, AUX input, rear defrost, A/C, power lift gate, day time running lights. Contact <Ihnspa01>.

For sale: Two Jitterbug Great Call flip phones with large numbers. Ideal for seniors wanting simple contract phone. Both barely used, comes with charger and box. One nice Pantech AT&T flip phone with car charger. Asking $40 for each phone. Email <kimpowell> for photos or to see.

For sale: Garmen GPS system. Comes with Garmen unit with screen, car charger, weighted holder for dashboard. Asking $30. Contact <kimpowell>.

For sale: Black labs puppies for sale. Females $600 and males $500. They will be wormed and no shots. The parents are choc labs but the parents had black lab and silver lab in them. They are ready to go. Contact <[email protected]>.

For sale: 2015 Aliner Scout hard-sided popup camper for sale, $6,950. Very light use. Front and rear skylights, A/C, Fantastic roof fan, locking baggage doors, LED interior lights. Front dinette and rear sofa which folds down to a double bed, can sleep 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids. Microwave, power strip, coffee maker, water jug included. This is a very efficient unit as intended when we searched for a new camper that could be towed by a 4-cylinder SUV (Honda CR-V). We opted to not have a furnace and water tanks installed to keep weight down and have found that 2.5 or 5 gallon water jugs are plenty adequate for simple cooking and cleanup. And we never did plug in the electric space heater during chilly weather. We carried a porta-potti, too, but that is not included. Contact <[email protected]>.

Free: Picnic table free to first person to pick up. Call or text Kim at 419-8357.

Help wanted: Ede's Angry Pickle, 213 W Water Street, Decorah. Apply in person.


And finally...

50 years ago today, America launched Apollo 11 into space in the first mission to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins boarded their spacecraft the morning of July 16, 1969 and set off into the unknown. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin would walk on the moon, making "one giant leap for mankind."

Did you know when the sun is out, the temperature can reach 260 degrees Fahrenheit on the moon? When the sun goes down, temperatures can dip to 280 degrees below zero. Daytime on one side of the moon lasts about 13 and a half days, followed by 13 and a half nights of darkness.