Tuesday, July 23

TUESDAY 7/23/2019

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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.


LyndaCampus upgrading to LinkedIn Learning

Luther currently subscribes to LyndaCampus. On Tuesday, August 6, LyndaCampus will be upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. Once the upgrade is complete, when signing in, each individual will have the option to connect their LinkedIn account, if they so desire. LinkedIn Learning has the same great content as Lynda.com, and it will provide a more personalized experience. For more information, visit LyndaCampus, Upgrading to LinkedIn Learning

Book Shop news

Nordic Fest hours

Stop in July 23-July 27 for some summer sizzling deals!
We are open from 8:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 27.

Legends closing beginning July 30

Legends will be closed for annual cleaning July 30-Aug. 2. Monday, July 29, the lower level of Legends will be unavailable beginning at noon, however the upper level will be open to use!

Mental health first aid training 

Do you want to become certified in Mental Health First Aid?  Limited openings available for new or current faculty or staff members to participate in Adult Mental Health First Aid.  Thursday, August 15, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Olin 112.  MHFA certifies people to help those who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Training is free. At the end of your course you will receive a three-year certification. Register here. Contact <molobo01> with any questions.

Document Center now offering color laser banner prints

For as low as $4 we can print a banner that is up to 12” x 47” on the color laser printer.  Using the laser printer costs about a quarter the cost of printing your same design on our wide format printer.  We carry 40lb matte, 40lb gloss, 7.7 mil polyester paper and vinyl with adhesive backing in the 12” x 47” size.  Contact the Document Center with any questions.

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.

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.

Summer chair massage

There are still two Mondays available to schedule a 15 minute or 30 minute massage: Monday, July 29 and Monday Aug. 26. Summer location is Sampson-Hoffland room 232. To schedule, click here. If you have questions contact Matthew Alexander


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

Thursday, July 25: Summer Preview Day, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union.

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

Jessica Jepsen-Rupp started her position as Health Education and Promotion Coordinator on July 15. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 102A, telephone 387-1243.

New position

Kevin Wenger started his new position as Assistant Director of Residence Life/Area Coordinator on July 22. His office is Farwell, first floor, telephone 387-2184

Celebrations this week


July 23: Brian Solberg
July 24: Melissa Bothun
July 25: Mark Worcester, Emily Neal, Nicole Waskow, Elizabeth Steding, Rachel Storlie
July 26: George Hamilton
July 27: Wintlett Taylor-Browne, Kevin Kraus, Angela Kueny, Leah Benzing
July 28: Shelly Glock, David Sandau
July 29: Carol Jeide 

Position openings

Administrative Assistant (.45 FTE): Provides support to the director of the Center for Intercultural Engagement & Student Success. The position is 20 hours per week for 10 months, August 15- June 15. Responsibilities will include: oversee preparation and management of student and office files and immigration and tax information; assist with organizing diversity programs and events, and create weekly newsletter. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office software, knowledge of data processing and database management. The ability to learn software specific to the college/office is very necessary.

Administrative Assistant (.28 FTE): Nursing, physically located at the Rochester campus.  Hours are part-time and follow the Luther College academic calendar. Generally, school runs from late August to mid-December and late January through May. Summers and January terms are normally off. Qualified candidates will have a high school degree and additional training in office procedures and Microsoft Office and a valid driver license is required. Two years' experience in office setting is preferred. 

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.

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


Andy Hageman published his essay “Bringing Infrastructural Criticism to Speculative Fiction: China Miéville’s 'Covehithe'” in the journal C21 Literature: Journal of 21st Century Writings.

Diane Scholl's poem "Getting there" appears in the July 31st issue of The Christian Century.

Jayme Nelson presented "Tales from the <virtual> trenches: Implementing VR & AR in the science classroom" at an ACM sponsored workshop "Building ACM-wide partnerships for developing virtual-/augmented-reality tools for pedagogy" hosted by Grinnell College July 15-16.

Loren Toussaint talks about forgiveness in the workplace in webinar with Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Gregory Peterson served on the faculty for Baylor University’s annual Alleluia Conference, July 15-19, where he taught seminars on organ literature, pedagogy and church music. 


Housing wanted: I am an incoming professor of political science who is looking for housing in Decorah. Ideally, I would like to rent a two-bedroom apartment close to Luther or Downtown. Please contact 305-763-1903 if you have anything in mind.

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. 


And finally...

In honor of Nordic Fest this week, a rundown of Norwegian foods. A guide as you navigate through the huts downtown. 

Lefse: A traditional soft Norwegian flatbread. It is made with potatoes, flour, butter, and milk or cream.

Krumkake: A Norwegian waffle cookie. Krumkake means bent cake. Krumkake can be eaten plain or filled with whipped cream or other fillings.

Rosette: A thin, cookie-like deep-fried pastry. Rosettes are traditionally made during Christmas time. They are made using intricately designed irons.

Sandbakkels: A Norwegian sugar cookie. Sandbakkels are made of flour, butter, eggs, sugar, and almond extract—possibly with vanilla or cardamom. 

Kringle: A Scandinavian pastry, a Nordic variety of pretzel.

Rømmegrøt: A Norwegian porridge made with sour cream, whole milk, wheat flour, butter, and salt. Rømmegrøt is thick and sweet and is generally drizzled in butter and sprinkled with sugar and ground cinnamon.