Tuesday, Aug. 6

TUESDAY 8/6/2019

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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.

Monthly admissions update

The fall 2019 monthly admissions reports are available online; report number 11 was just posted. Notices will be published in the Tuesday after the last day of the previous month. Contact Derek, <derek.hartl>, or 387-1433, with any questions.


Aquatic Center closed

The Aquatic Center will be closed Aug. 5-18.

New on luther.edu

Read about Cecelia Douma '16 and learn why it was important for her to play soccer while studying chemistry at Luther.

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.

Oneota Market closed on Aug. 8

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

There are no events on the campus event calendar this week.


Welcome, new hires

Courtney Schott started as administrative assistant, President's Office, on July 22. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 234, telephone 387-1001.

Jakeena McKay started her position as coordinator of diversity recruitment on July 22. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261D, telephone 387-1441.

Celebrations this week

Aug. 6: Doug Nelson, Kevin Wenger, Kate Frentzel, Jennifer Achenbach
Aug. 7: Robert Zavala
Aug. 8: Sheryl Sievert
Aug. 9: Brad Phillips, Peter Nekola, Scott Mittman, Mark Thorne
Aug. 10: Brittany Cord, Alisa Winsauer
Aug. 11: Chandra Jennings, Amanda Huinker

Anniversary celebrations
Aug. 1: Dan Marlow, 20 years (missed last week)
Aug. 7: Marsha Wenthold, 30 years
Aug. 9: Bridget Christopher, 15 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.

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


For sale/rent: 3br/3ba house across from first-year residence halls on North Street in Decorah. 2500 sq. ft. with four-season room, family room, new kitchen and off-street parking. It has a huge yard with storage shed. You can view it online here. Rent is $1,200 plus utilities or $165,000 to buy. 

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: Contemporary loft-style apartment with upscale furnishings. New construction! Move-in ready. Includes washer/dryer and all appliances, newer furniture, garage and all utilities. $1,300 plus deposit. Contact Shirleen Sturtz by email or call 419-7669. 

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>. 


And finally...

It is state fair week! The Iowa State Fair runs Aug. 8-18 in Des Moines.

You are only 3 hours and 18 minutes away (not including parking) from the famous butter cow, soft serve cookie dough cones (let that sink in), fair rides and Grandstand acts including Dan + Shay and Luke Bryan.

See if you know the answers to the questions below. Click here for the answers to this state fair trivia. 

  • When was the first Iowa State Fair held?
  • How many acres make up the fairgrounds?
  • In what year did fair attendance first top 1 million?
  • What was the hottest temperature recorded at the fair?
  • What happens to the butter from which the Butter Cow is sculpted?
  • In addition to the Butter Cow, another companion sculpture also graces the Agriculture Building coolers. Name five creations from past years.
  • Which United States presidents have visited the state fair?
  • How many fairs have been cancelled?
  • What was the budget of the first Iowa State Fair?
  • How many people work for the Iowa State Fair?
  • Approximately how many pork chops do the Iowa Pork Producers sell during a fair?