Tuesday, Dec. 18

TUESDAY 12/18/2018

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A message from President Carlson

Dear Luther faculty and staff,

This Christmas season, the college will be closing for business for one additional paid holiday, Wednesday, Dec. 26. This will be in addition to our regularly scheduled holidays for Christmas and New Year's: Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

If you were already planning on taking Dec. 26 as a vacation day, you do not need to record the day as vacation. If you were planning on working, you will have it as an additional holiday. There are some positions that do work when the college is closed for business; supervisors will work directly with those staff members on their schedules.

Non-exempt employees will be paid on Friday, Dec. 21, to accommodate this change. Supervisors are asked to work with their staff and students to ensure that time cards are completed by the end of the day tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 14. Supervisors should make any corrections necessary and approve time cards by noon Monday, Dec. 17.

Peace and joy this holiday season,

President Paula Carlson

No water in the Union Dec. 26-28

In order to replace a section of the main sanitary sewer line within the Union, it will be necessary to prohibit water use Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28. Since the sewer line will not be fully connected, no use of building water and drains will be allowed. This includes all sinks, toilets, drinking fountains, etc. Restroom facilities in the CFL and Main will be available. This repair does not affect the building fire sprinkler system. For questions, please contact Leah, <benzle01> or 387-1136.

Christmas greetings from Luther

If you did not receive the 2018 Luther Christmas card, click here to view it.  

No Tuesday on Dec. 25

Because the College will be closed Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 24-26, there will be no distribution of the Tuesday on Dec. 25. The next Tuesday will be distributed Wednesday, Jan. 2. Deadline for the Jan. 2 edition is 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28.


Christmas break hours

J-term hours begin Monday, Jan. 7

Preus Library
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 18-21: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-26: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 27-28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dahl Centennial Union
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 18-21: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-26: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 27-28: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 29-31: Closed
Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 1-2: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Welcome Center
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 18-21: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-26: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 27-28: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Monday, Dec. 29-31: Closed
Tuesday-Wednesday, Jan. 1-2: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Book Shop
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 18-21: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-26: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 27-28: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Oneota Market
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 18-21: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 18-Jan. 2: Closed

Nordic Brew
Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 18-Jan. 2: Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 18-Jan. 2: Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 18-Jan. 2: Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 18-Jan. 2: Closed

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 18-21: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Wednesday, Dec. 22-26: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 27-28: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Regents Center
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 18-20: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 21: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday-Tuesday, Dec. 23-25: Closed
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 29: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30: Closed
Monday, Dec. 31: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Park-Rec NYE Celebration 6:30-10:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Legends Center
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 18-20: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 21: 6 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday-Tuesday-Dec. 23-25: Closed
Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 26-29: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30: Closed
Monday, Dec. 31: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Aquatic Center
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 18-20: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday-Wednesday, Dec. 21-26: Closed
Thursday-Friday, Dec. 27-28: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, Dec. 29-Jan. 1: Closed
Wednesday, Jan. 2: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oneota Market closed

Oneota Market will be closed Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 24-Jan. 1. All other eating establishments on campus will also be closed during that time. Oneota Market will be open regular hours, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2. 

Book Shop news

Happy holidays gift from the Book Shop
While the students are away staff and faculty can play... Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Book Shop. Take 25 percent off purchases from 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 18-19. Discount is for staff and faculty only. Usual exclusions apply.

CEPE faculty research fellowship: Call for applications

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement invites applications from any tenure-track faculty for a two-year research fellowship. The fellowship provides one course release per year to allow the fellow time to conduct academic research or discipline-specific work related to CEPE's annual theme. Please see CEPE website for details and application instructions. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.

January book group sign-up

Some call Ed Fallon's 3,100-mile trek from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. a modern-day "Odyssey." Walk along with Fallon in his reflective memoir, "Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim," as he and dozens of others call attention to climate change. Like Odysseus, Fallon experiences loneliness, lost love, extreme pain, unpredictable weather and attempted mutiny. Join a January book group here, and prepare for Fallon's visit to campus Thursday, Feb. 21. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement. 

Photos from Christmas in the Union

Photos with Santa from Christmas in the Union can be found on the Luther College Photoshelter. An alternative way to find them is https://luthercollege.photoshelter.com/galleries, click on "Events," click on "2018-2019," click on "Christmas in the Union." Any questions can be directed to <sacspecial>.

Don't let flu give you the holiday blues

It's not too late to get a flu shot. Walk into Health Services at anytime during office hours and receive the flu vaccine. Flu season peaks between December and February. There's still time to get vaccinated.

Program directors named

The Dean's Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert and Victoria Christman as the 2020-21 Nottingham Program Co-Directors and the appointment of Robert Vrtis as the 2020 Malta Program Director. We are grateful to these faculty members for providing leadership to two important and longstanding off-campus programs.  

Workshop: Using Google Sites for eportfolios

In collaboration with ITS, the eportfolio pilot committee invites all faculty and staff members who are interested in learning more about how to use Google Sites and its capabilities for eportfolios to a workshop 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Preus Library's Hovde Room. Some of the key benefits of using eportfolios with students and technical aspects of using Google Sites will be presented. Examples of eportfolios created using this platform and time for hands-on work in Google Sites will also be presented. To register, click here.

'The Chessboard' to be released

A new student publication, "The Chessboard," will be circulated for the first time this week. The publication is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement and will contain student-written essays on a wide variety of social, political and cultural topics. Its goal is to stoke campus-wide conversations about contemporary issues. Copies will be distributed around campus, particularly in the Union. Pick up a copy and enjoy! 


Chapel this week

Worship services will not be held on campus during Christmas break. Chapel will resume Monday, Jan. 7, and Sunday morning worship will resume Jan. 13. College Ministries wishes all safe travel and a joyful and blessed Christmas and New Year!


Welcome new employees!

Rory Borsheim started his position as custodial staff Oct. 22. His office is Preus Library, telephone 387-1236. 

Stephanie Henscheid started her position as interim Towers area coordinator Nov. 26. Her office is Brunsdale Lounge, telephone 387-1907.

Timothy Herman started his position as assistant director of facilities services Nov. 28. His office is Facilities Services, telephone 387-1668. 

Alyssa Ritter started her new position as associate director of alumni relations Oct. 1. Her office is Loyalty Hall, telephone 387-1866.

Tammi Skoda started her position as financial aid administrative assistant Nov. 12. Her office is Main 27, telephone 387-1018.

Celebrations this week

Dec. 18: Bruce Larson, Josue Silva
Dec. 19: Cindy Blue, Mary Weis, Melanie Malila
Dec. 20: Gregory Patton
Dec. 21: Christopher Krammen, Diane Tappe
Dec. 22: Hongmei Yu
Dec. 24: Andrew Hageman, Yarrow Pasche
Dec. 25: Harley Refsal
Dec. 27: JoAnn Uhlenhake, Claire Little
Dec. 28: Todd Pedlar
Dec. 29: Tara Meade, Aric Uhlenhake, Andrew Fritz, Sophie Bottema
Dec. 30: Kathy Reed, Mick Layden
Dec. 31: Ruth Berger, Holly White


To Sheryl and Perry Sievert and family on the death of Sheryl's mom, Helen Hageman, 85, who passed away Friday, Dec. 14. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 21, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Calmar, Iowa. Visitation 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.  

To the family of William Kurth, Luther emeritus classics, who died Wednesday, Dec. 12. Memorial services were Monday, Dec. 17.  

Position openings

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


For sale: Oak corner TV stand with one open shelf and enclosed storage below. $60. Thirty-inches high, 25.5-inches deep, 38-inches at the widest point. Purchased at a furniture store. Excellent condition. Email Jeanie, <lovellje>, photos and details.

Wanted: A visiting professor from a university in Spain will be at Luther Feb. 18 to March 1. Housing for this one person within walking distance to Luther College is needed. Very clean, neat, quiet and responsible. Contact Loren, <touslo01>, with options.

Wanted: Scanner for making slides digital, producing slide shows. Either to buy or rent. Contact Diane, <schollde> or 419-5607, with inquiries.

Wanted: Transportation for a faculty member, compensation provided, to and from Minneapolis-St. Paul airport over break. Could be the same person for both drop-off and return, or two different people. Drop-off at MSP by 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20; pick-up at MSP at 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. E-mail Jimmy, <hokeja01>. 

For rent: Three-four bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom house for rent in downtown Decorah, near Dug Road Trail head. $950/month plus utilities. Includes snow shoveling and lawn mowing. Wraparound porch, hardwood floors, new furnace and water heater, central air. No pets, no smoking. Contact Alice, <[email protected]>, with inquiries.

Donations accepted: Craig Rocksvold's son Lucas and his wife Annie Rocksvold lost their home to a fire recently. A Rocksvold Fire Recovery Fund has been opened at Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Decorah and Waukon. Thank you for considering helping this family.


And finally...

'Tis the season for holiday baking. Need a new sugary treat for the festivities this year? Check out Betty Crocker's classics along with a few new treats.