Tuesday, July 30

TUESDAY 7/30/2019

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Branding Workshop/Community Lunch/Service of Dedication: Wednesday, Aug. 28

All faculty and staff are invited to a branding workshop, a community lunch, and the annual Service of Dedication on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Please join us for a day of building community and celebrating the beginning of the new academic year.

The branding workshop will occur from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The workshop will be facilitated by Hayley Berlent and Rachel Bauer from the Additive Agency. The workshop will guide faculty and staff in how the brand strategy may inform their individual and departmental work in the 2019-20 academic year and beyond.

The community lunch will occur from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Peace Dining Room. The lunch is free of charge to all faculty, staff and emeriti.

The Service of Dedication will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Please note that the Service of Dedication has been changed from Thursday to Wednesday this year. President Ward will deliver remarks, and new faculty and staff will be introduced. Offices are allowed to close for the Service of Dedication so as many employees as possible can attend.

Please contact Brad Chamberlain <brad.chamberlain> regarding questions about the branding workshop. Please contact Sally Ming <mingsa01> regarding questions about the community lunch or Service of Dedication.


Additional Summer Professional Development Workshop

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a half-day workshop called Preparing Students to Study Abroad: Models and Resources for Planning On-Campus Orientation and Predeparture Activities, on Monday, Aug. 19. For more information and to register by 5 p.m. Aug. 13, please click here.

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 on Aug. 8

Oneota Market will be closed on Thurs., Aug. 8, to allow its staff to attend an all-employee dining services training.  

Book Shop news

Luther professor spotlight

Please congratulate professor of religion Robert F. Shedinger on his newest book, "The Mystery of Evolutionary Mechanisms." The book is now available in the Book Shop.

LyndaCampus upgrading to LinkedIn Learning

Luther currently subscribes to LyndaCampus. On Tuesday, Aug. 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

Legends closed through Aug. 2

Legends is closed for annual cleaning July 30-Aug. 2.

Thrivent members invited to apply for Action Grant

College Ministries invites Luther staff and faculty who are Thrivent members to apply for a Thrivent Action Grant in support of the annual orientation service project. This year we are making fleece tied blankets for Lutheran World Relief, a collaborative project led by SAC Service & College Ministries. It would be great to have three to four Thrivent members apply for the $250 Action Grant to help purchase good scissors for cutting the materials. Thrivent members can log in online to apply for the Thrivent Action Grant. Questions? Contact College Ministries <ministry>, telephone 387-1243.

Free portable standing desk station

Portable standing desk station free for the taking is available in the College Ministries office, CFL 106. Email <ministry> or call 387-1040 if you have questions. For this giveaway, the first shall be first.

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 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 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. Those who complete the course will be certified for three years. Register here. Contact <molobo01> with any questions.

Hazardous waste pick-up

Do you have college-generated hazardous waste you need to dispose of? If you have materials that you would like to include in the annual pick-up, please send an email prior to Tuesday, Aug. 13, to <benzle02> and include the name of the substance, quantity and current location.

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 40 lb. matte, 40 lb. 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.

Summer chair massage Aug. 26

There's one opportunity remaining this summer to schedule a 15-minute or 30-minute massage: 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

Friday, Aug. 2: Summer Preview Day, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union.  


Celebrations this week

July 29: Carol Jeide
July 31: Raven Battle, Robert Christman, Jennifer Folstad, Brody Vandekolk
Aug. 1: Karen Dallenbach, Carol Kreuscher, Jeremy Smith
Aug. 2: Jonathan Ailabouni, Susan Amunrud
Aug. 4: Jesse Mulert, Miriam Skrade

Anniversary celebrations
Aug. 1: Kari Goodno, 40 years; Bradley Phillips, 30 years

Position openings

Director of Marketing Operations (1.0 FTE): Join a growing marketing and communications team as a key department leader. The person in this role will design, build and manage the websites, systems, tools and analytics platforms that enable Luther College to effectively market to a variety of different audiences. A bachelor’s degree is required along with five years work experience in a marketing operations role and extensive experience overseeing the integration of digital marketing strategies deployed across channels such as email campaigns, social and web ads, landing pages and website development on open-source platforms such as Wordpress and/or Drupal. Higher education experience a plus.

Book Shop Staff/Union Cashier (1.0 FTE): Duties include the day-to-day operations of the bookstore, including cash register operation and customer service. Primary cashier duties include balancing cash drawers and preparing daily deposits. High school diploma or equivalent, retail experience and customer service skills are required. In addition, ability to lift and move 50 pounds and stand for extended periods is required.

Visual Media Manager (1.0 FTE): Responsible for the direction and creation of innovative digital media to tell the Luther story on the web, social media and traditional media. Bachelor's degree in a related field such as photography, video production, design, communications, journalism or related fields, or equivalent work experience and five years' experience in positions with increasing levels of responsibility required. Must be expert with DSLR cameras, audio equipment, lighting and editing tools such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier, Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. 

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.

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.

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


Kate Narveson presented a paper, "Lady Grace Mildmay Has a Vision," at the Early Modern Studies Conference at the University of Durham in England, as well as chairing a session on archival work on early modern English women.

Loren Toussaint talked about forgiveness in the workplace in a webinar hosted by the Health Enhancement Research Organization, a national think tank dedicated to advancing best practices in employee health promotion.

David Faldet joined Dr. Sara Atwood of Portland State University to present the program "Ruskin and Morris: A View from America" on June 22 at Kelmscott House in London as part of the William Morris Society lecture series, "There Is No Wealth but Life."


For sale: Portable baskets from the north gym as we are upgrading to a suspended basket system. If you would like to bid on these baskets, sold individually, please submit a bid to <facilities> by Thursday, Aug. 15. They are recommended for indoor use. Email Alex Smith <smithale>with any questions.

For sale: Charming 3bd/2ba home located in the small community of Ridgeway. Corner lot with fenced in yard and double detached garage. New vinyl flooring recently installed on the main level. Newer furnace and gas water heater. Large whirpool tub in main level bathroom. Take in the aspects of small town living in a quiet neighborhood with just a 10-mile drive from Decorah! 1115 Skadeland St Ridgeway, IA. Contact Kelly Real Estate today at 382-8406 to view the home!

For rent: Two apartments, two blocks from campus on North Street. Available at the end of August. No smoking/no pets. Three bedroom: $500 a month; four bedroom: $600 a month. Email <smitmi01>. 

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.


And finally...

Peaches are in season. Enjoy this peach cobbler recipe!


Peach Filling

    4 large fresh peaches, sliced
    1/4 cup sugar

Cobbler Topping

    1/2 cup butter, melted
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 cup flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    a pinch of salt
    1/4 cup turbinado sugar (optional)
    whipped cream or ice cream for serving


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Smear the bottom of 9×13 pan with a little bit of butter. Add peaches and sugar, and mix directly in the pan.
    Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt until a cookie-dough-like batter forms.
    Place scoops of the mixture over the top of the peaches. Spread with a spoon or with your fingers – no need for perfection here.
    Bake for 25 minutes. At this point it should be juicy and bubbly around the sides.
    Sprinkle the top with turbinado sugar. Bake another 10 minutes and then finish with a few minutes under the broiler for a few minutes to get it golden brown and slightly crunchy on top.
    For the best results, let it stand for 20-30 minutes before serving. But good luck with that!