Tuesday, Aug. 13

TUESDAY 8/13/2019

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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.

HR Update

Please see the Decorah Chamber calendar notice. The ISU Extension and Outreach office is offering a series of informational sessions on Finances of Caregiving. Plan for future care by involving all members of your family in financial decisions and develop a plan that works well for both care receivers and care givers. 9-11 a.m., Aug. 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10. Location: ISU Extension Office, 325 Washington St. Suite B, Decorah. Fee is $35. Visit the website for more information.

New on luther.edu

Read about Aaron Lurth, assistant professor of Art and Visual Communication, and learn how he ties in his personal experiences into his latest research project.

Friendship Families needed

Please help welcome 40+ new international students to Luther and Decorah by signing up to be a Friendship Family! Many families have enjoyed it so much they host students again and again! No financial commitment, just a little of your time and fun! Send questions to Amy at <webberam>. More information and sign up here.  

Gear needed

The Endeavor Together pre-orientation program needs sleeping bags and pads for participants who do not have their own, including 40 new international students. If you can loan or donate a sleeping bag, sleeping pad or other outdoor gear, please contact Amy Webber in the CIES office at <webberam> by Aug. 21.

Luther College Community Music School opens for second year

The Luther College Community Music School is now taking registrations for the fall semester. We are excited that Claire Thompson, area music educator and Luther alumna, will serve as coordinator of the program! Luther College music education students offer group classes, individual lessons and a youth choir, SoDa Club. Visit the website for more information or to register.

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.

LyndaCampus Upgraded to LinkedIn Learning

Luther’s LyndaCampus software has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. When signing in to linkedinlearning.luther.edu, each Luther faculty, staff and student has the option to connect their LinkedIn account, if they so desire. LinkedIn Learning has the same great content as LyndaCampus and it provides a more personalized experience. If you have any bookmarks to LyndaCampus, please update them to the new URL linkedinlearning.luther.edu. For more information, visit LyndaCampus Upgrading to LinkedIn Learning - COMPLETE.


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

Wednesday, Aug. 14: Workshop: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching and Learning, 9 a.m., Baker Commons

Monday, Aug. 19: Workshop: Preparing Students to Study Abroad, 9 a.m., Preus Library, Hovde Room


Welcome, new hires

Maren Phalen started as Ylvisaker Hall director on Aug. 1. Her office is Ylvisaker, first floor, telephone 387-1305.

Bailey Hanson started her position as associate athletic trainer on Aug. 1. Her office is Regents Center 35C, telephone 387-1906.

Joram Mutenge started his position as call center manger and coordinator for student engagement on Aug. 1. His office is Loyalty Hall 105, telephone 387-1522.

Ismail Hamid started his position as global learning intern/Larsen Hall manager on Aug. 5. His office is Larsen Hall 125, telephone 387-1058.

New position

Jake Dyer started his new position as assistant dean for student life and coordinator of new student initiatives on Aug. 11. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 266B, telephone 387-1839.

Celebrations this week

Aug. 13: Stephanie Travers, Cathy Nelson, Miola Gossman
Aug. 14: Lynne Postudensek Hart, Laurie Christopher
Aug. 16: Soeren Steding, Julia Lillis
Aug. 17: Xiao Hu, Todd Green
Aug. 18: Dodi Bernatz, Ann Mansfield, Sherri Skarin, Kendra Fosaaen
Aug. 19: Nancy Hovden

Anniversary celebrations
Aug. 16: Kristen Agena, 15 years
Aug. 17: Erin Zidlicky, 15 years
Aug. 18: Nancy Hovden, 5 years
Aug. 19: Bob Harri, 10 years

Position openings

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


"As the Twig is Bent: A Memoir," has been accepted for publication by University of Wisconsin Press. It is the childhood autobiography of Wallace Byron Grange, an important naturalist, and edited by Joseph Breitenstein and Richard Thiel.  


Moving sale: Gorgeous Scandinavian teak wood furniture in mint condition: 48" round dining table/2 leaves/6 chairs; sideboard 79”w; vertical cabinet with glass doors on top 48'w x 78"h. Light colored wood vertical cabinet with glass doors and 2 drawers on bottom, 35"w x 72’h. Small side table. Free: 5 various size file cabinets. Phone 419-3515, 382-4674 or 419-8570.

For sale: Two Boston University doctoral robes. Worn once. Call 419-8570.

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 rent: 209 West St. Decorah, IA. Pristine two bedroom and 1 3/4 bath on the west side of Decorah. It has a finished lower level and newer roof. It is ready to be rented. Please call 581-8376 for more information.

For rent: 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house for rent in Decorah. Close to downtown, schools etc. Nice family home with living room, dining room, large kitchen, family room and detached 2 stall garage. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, water softener all included and laundry hook-ups available. $1350/month + utilities. Contact Daniel at 379-1768 or email <rincol01> with questions.

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. 


And finally...

Shout-out to all the southpaws: Happy International Left Handers Day!