Tuesday, June 30

TUESDAY 6/30/2020

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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.

Planned Power Outage

As a reminder, there will be a required campus-wide power outage on Thursday, July 2. The outage is required in order to replace a section of “spacer cable” that is old, has caused issues in the past and cannot accept the installation of a new switch/relay on the high voltage service that feeds campusThe power will be turned off at approximately 7:30 a.m. CST, the outage is expected to last about six hours. 

For this reason and as an expression of the extraordinary effort that staff and faculty have exhibited during these last several months, the college will be closed on July 2. The alternate date in the event of weather will be Friday, July 10. 


2020 Family Weekend canceled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks involved with gathering in large groups, this year's Family Weekend, originally scheduled for Sept. 25-27, will not be held in-person. Plans are being developed for a couple of virtual events instead with details forthcoming. Be sure to mark next year's 2021 calendar for Family Weekend, Sept. 17-19.

Free online interfaith conference featuring Luther scholars

The Network of ELCA Colleges and University Interfaith Gathering (set to be hosted in person at Luther this year) has moved to two 1.5 hour online webinars that are free and available to the Luther community. Professors Gereon Kopf and Wanda Deifelt, as well as Asha Aden '20, will take part as panelists with Pastor Anne Edison-Albright and Vicar Amalia Vagts hosting. The webinars are from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 ("Religiously Fluid in the 21st Century: Higher Education and the Case for Interreligious Education") and Thursday, July 16 ("A Declaration of Inter-Religious Commitment: A policy statement of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America"). Click here to register.

Preus Library services update

Library book and equipment checkouts will not be available on July 2, the day of the planned campus power outage (rain date: July 10). Please plan ahead if you will require access to library resources over the holiday weekend. Remote checkouts continue to be available. See more details and stay apprised of the current status of library services.

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, two-part 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. Last week, six Luther alumni who graduated into the last recession shared their stories with honesty and compassion, describing the strategies for how they overcame challenges and navigated their way forward. The full recording can be found on the Luther College Alumni Facebook page.

"Navigating forward using design thinking and strengths"

Part II of the series developed by the Luther College Career Center and Alumni Office will be presented live on the Luther College Alumni Facebook page at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. Jodi Enos-Berlage, associate dean for integrated academic and career development and Miriam Skrade, CliftonStrengths program coordinator, will partner with current students, Levi Bird '21 and Shana Liu '21, to 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.

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. 



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. At this time, all campus events are canceled through July 31.


Celebrations this week

June 30: Michelle Branton, Brooke Joyce
July 1: Charles Humphrey-Klimesh
July 2: Pamela Ihns
July 3: Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Daniel Sulivan, Jeff Naatz
July 4: Amalia Vagts, Andrew Whitfield, Deborah Gover
July 5: Alan Zaring, Caleb Timp, Jeannie Lovell, Nancy Bechtel
July 6: Andrew Bailey, Jordan Cunningham

July 6: Madeline Jungbauer, 5 years

Position openings

Multimedia strategic fellow (1.0 FTE): Will participate on the User Services and Multimedia teams within Information Technology Services to assist the multimedia and makerspace lead in promoting and supporting the effective uses of video, audio, textual, graphical and other electronic media in support of both online and on-campus teaching, learning, research and administrative purposes. Qualified candidates have a bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience. Preference will be given to a recent Luther graduate who was a multimedia technician student worker or other student worker within ITS or Luther.

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 as well as 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.


Selected by The Austrian-American Educational Commission (AAEC), Madeleine Flom-Staab '20 and Annelise Myers '20, will be serving as U.S. Teaching Assistants in Austria for the 2020-21 academic year. Flom-Staab will serve as an English teaching assistant in two secondary schools in Berndorf while Myers will work as a teaching assistant at a teacher training college in Graz. Zach Ziarnak also received a USTA grant but is unable to accept the position.

Ideas and Creations

In the post "A Critical Time to Focus on Global Health," Maryna Bazylevych introduces the new Global Health major, shares why it's especially relevant during this time and how it helps students become better citizens of the world.

"Solar + Storage" is a post written by Jim Martin-Schramm where he discusses Luther's greenhouse gas reduction goals. He also shares how a current project increases renewable energy on campus while achieving additional cost savings through energy storage.


For sale: Guidecraft Roadway System 42-piece floor puzzle. Wooden road that can be configured in many ways. Fits small and large toy cars alike. Age 2+. Retails for about $65; will sell for $50. Contact <fonsma01>.

For sale: Baby Bjorn bouncer. Used for two children for approximately six months each. Excellent condition. From a smoke-free, pet-free home. Retails for $200; will sell for $125. Contact <fonsma01>.

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: Luther faculty member seeking housemate. 3 bedroom, 1 bath home located downtown in the flats. Cute deck for sitting, reading and grilling, with neighbors that occasionally bring us ice cream. If you love smoked meat, modern remakes of old game shows and super laid-back living environments, then do I have the place for you. Available in August. Contact <lurtaa01> for more information.

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: Bunk bed unit consisting of 2 beds with mattresses and integrated desk, shelves and drawers. Photo available. Contact <nimrodda>.

Free: Twin box spring in good condition. From a smoke-free, pet-free home. Pictures available upon request. Contact <fonsma01>.

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...

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.”  -Margaret Mead