Tuesday, June 23

TUESDAY 6/23/2020

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Coronavirus updates

Please continue to monitor the Health Advisories webpage for information connected to Luther College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Iowa Department of Public Health, and answers to frequently asked questions.


Anti-racism education

As we continue to educate ourselves and one another in the work of anti-racism at Luther College, please note that the KATIE site on Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts is now available to all faculty, staff and students. It includes readings and presentations from an anti-racism institute, information on the Race Exhibit that was on display at Luther in fall of 2019 and a link to the New York Times 1619 Project.

Portrait and passport photos

Summer portrait and passport photos days will be offered on Thursday, June 25, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and again on Thursday, July 23, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Beginning in August, portrait and passport photo days will resume on the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Portraits are free to students, faculty and staff. Passport photos are $5 each. Photos are taken in Dahl Centennial Union, room 213. If you have any questions, please contact <bjerni01>.

Conservation grazing goats in Roslien Woods

As part of a novel restoration project to reduce the abundance of invasive shrubs, Luther's natural areas will be home to a local goat herd for the next 4-6 weeks. You may visit the goats in Roslien Woods but please keep groups small and noise levels low while the goats get used to their surroundings. High voltage electric fencing is being used to keep the goats enclosed so do NOT touch the fence, lean over fencing or enter the goat enclosure. Contact <mcnimo01> with any questions.

"Lessons learned from the 2008 recession"

The Luther College Career Center and Alumni Office have partnered together to develop a virtual Tuesday mini-series, designed to engage our community and support our 2020 graduates and rising seniors with their life and career journey during this unprecedented time. Presented on the Luther College Alumni Facebook page at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Luther alumni who graduated into the last recession will share their stories of how they obtained their first jobs, overcame challenges and navigated their way forward.

"Navigating forward using design thinking and strengths"

Presented on the Luther College Alumni Facebook page at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, join Luther’s associate dean for integrated academic and career development, CliftonStrengths program coordinator and current students as they reframe common career misconceptions and share new approaches through the lens of design thinking and individual strengths. Receive encouragement and learn tools and strategies, including networking skills, to build your way forward and hear from two rising seniors who are currently practicing these techniques.

The Bulletin: Summer edition

The Bulletin, emailed from the Campus Programming Office each Tuesday and Friday, carries event listings and other announcements of interest to students and the greater campus community. It typically takes a pause during the summer and resumes in August. This year, however, the Bulletin will continue through the summer, with a release every Friday as a way to connect students and others to campus life with news of special projects and programs. Please send submissions to <bulletin> by noon on Thursdays.  

Call for suggestions for the 2021 Paideia Summer Read

What book could our incoming first-year students read for Paideia in service of what President Ward called Luther’s “ongoing work of studying, disrupting, and doing our part" to address systemic racism? Books can be fiction or nonfiction, classic or recent. They should be no more than about 250 pages long, and accessible to incoming college students. Send book suggestions to <paideia> by June 22 and consider joining the Choosing the 2021 Summer Read workshop.

Paideia: Choosing the 2021 Summer Read

All faculty and staff members are invited to join in the process of choosing the Paideia Summer Read for next year's incoming class. The workshop will take place in 4 one-hour Zoom discussions with reading selections sent out in advance. Dates are Tuesday, July 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Register here.

Admissions to offer Virtual Summer Preview Days 

Virtual Summer Preview Days will take place on June 24, July 8, July 22 and August 5 from 3-4:30 p.m. Prospective families will learn about Luther's academic programs, study abroad opportunities, student advising, student outcomes and more! Current students will also lead a virtual tour of campus, with time for questions along the way. Learn more.

Decorah Community Writing Project "de-isolation" underway

The Center for Ethics and Public Engagement invites the Decorah and Luther College community to submit essays, stories and poems that reflect on a world with coronavirus for a printed anthology titled "de-isolation." All entries should be positive and hopeful, perhaps even humorous, and no longer than 10 pages. Submissions will be accepted from June 6-July 7 at <de-isolation>. All authors featured in the book will receive one free copy. More information here.


Chapel this week

Thank you for supporting chapel throughout the academic year. Weekday Chapel will begin again when fall classes resume.

Home sporting events

The American Rivers Conference has canceled summer schedules.

Events this week

The health and safety of our students, staff, faculty and neighbors are of the utmost importance to us. Following directives from President Ward, effective immediately all events at Luther College are canceled through at least Tuesday, June 30.


New position

Ken Westphal started as interim vice president for finance and administration on June 3. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 234D, telephone 387-1507.

Celebrations this week

June 23: Sue Drilling, Matt Hughes, Karen Martin-Schramm, Kathy Glaser
June 24: Erin Key, Carly Foster, Novian Whitsitt, Marie Drews
June 25: Kylie Skillings, Thomas Skold
June 26: Carol Hester, RyAnn Winings, Aaron Zander
June 29: Sharon Phillips

June 19 (correction): Michelle Einck, 20 years
June 25: Jan Koenig, 30 years


Interim Coordinator, Catalyze Program & Transfer Student Support (1.0 FTE): Perform extensive student support and administrative services. Duties will include providing oversight of the day-to-day functioning of the Catalyze program including the supervision of two Catalyze coaches. Qualified candidates have a master's degree and knowledge of the NASPA/ACPA professional competencies for student affairs educators. A minimum of two years of documented experience working with historically underrepresented students is required along with a demonstrated ability to effectively navigate issues of cultural differences, combined with an understanding of student development.

Science Technical Support Staff (1.0 FTE): Responsible for the procurement, repair and general maintenance of equipment in the departments of biology, chemistry and physics. Main focus of repair and maintenance will be on electronics needs. Also responsible for computer support in all three departments. Qualified candidates have an associate’s degree with training and/or experience in the general operation, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment and basic knowledge of computer set-up and maintenance. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a related field strongly preferred.

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


Shannon Baker '20 and Madeleine Flom-Staab '20 have received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program awardShannon Baker was selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Peru while Madeleine Flom-Staab received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany. However, Flom-Staab has declined this award to accept a United States Teaching Assistantship in Austria. Joseph Keeley '20 has been named an alternate and may receive a Fulbright grant if funding becomes available for an English Teaching Assistantship in South Korea.

Ideas and Creations
Guy Nave
wrote on the topic of 
"What is Juneteenth?" He also contributed to a video "Juneteenth: A Mini-Symposium Featuring Luther College Faculty," along with Novian Whitsitt and Jacqueline Wilkie, discussing Juneteenth and other questions related to U.S. history. 


For sale: Set of 4 full chair patio cushions, all in the same pattern. Chocolate, burgundy and cream stripes. 21" wide, 48" long, 4.5" deep. Used one season but too large for our patio set. Have otherwise been stored inside. $50. Email Hannah at [email protected] for pictures or any questions.

For sale: Gray, 2006 Chevy Mailbu MAXX, hatchback. 141,00 miles. $2,700. Email Hannah at [email protected] for pictures or any questions. 

For rent: Upscale 2 bedroom loft apartment. Built in 2016 with open floor plan. It is within walking distance to downtown and area trails. Completely furnished with newer furniture. Rent includes a garage, heat, electric, water, sewer, garbage, cable and internet. No smoking or pets. $1200 plus deposit. Email [email protected].

For rent: The upper level of the Dug Road Inn. 601 West Main St. in Decorah. Available for long term rental. 2 Bedroom with washer/dryer furnished with quality furniture. Including fireplace and televisions. Utilities included, including cable and internet, heat, electric, water and sewer. $850 plus deposit. Email [email protected]

Wanted: Affordable 1 bedroom for a tidy senior to rent through November. Must be within biking/walking distance of campus. Hoping to move in ASAP. Contact <kassbi01>, please (and thank you!). 

Wanted: Looking for a used, 3/4 size violin. Email <hagean03> if you've got one to place in a new home.

Free: Kenmore Elite microwave oven. White. New in 2003 and used until 2012 when we remodeled our kitchen and switched to an above stove microwave. Been in storage in our basement since but still works great. 24" long, 13 ½" high and 18" in depth.  If interested, email Kristy at <goulkr01>. Pictures available upon request. 


And finally...

We are in the midst of National Pollinator Week (June 22-28) and what a better time to announce that Luther College is officially recognized as a Bee Campus USA affiliate. The Bee Campus USA program is committed to ensuring a better future for pollinators, their communities and the planet. Read about what Luther is doing to enhance, protect and create pollinator habitats in our natural areas.