Tuesday, Aug. 20

TUESDAY 8/20/2019

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Parking restrictions for move-in weekend Aug. 30-31

On Saturday, Aug. 31, Luther will be filled with excitement as first-year students and their families experience the joy of moving into our residence halls. For many, this will be an emotional experience as the students embark on a new adventure and parents see them on their way. In order to help facilitate the move in process we will be reserving parking areas near the halls to accommodate the movers. Special parking restrictions will go into effect starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. The small parking lot south of Ylvisaker and the lot north of Valders will be reserved for vehicles unloading for move in. High Street, between Jenson and Campus House, will be designated as a one way street, west to east, so moving vehicles may park on the north side of the street. There will be no parking on the south side of the street. Faculty, staff and students are asked to refrain from parking in these areas. Thank you for your cooperation in extending this welcome to the new members of the Luther community.    


Aquatic Center Hours Aug. 19-Sept. 1
Monday-Friday, Aug. 19-23: 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 24-25: Closed
Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 26-28: 6-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, Aug. 29-30: 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Closed

Summer wellness chair massages

Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus 1-5 p.m. Aug. 26, for $20/15 minute chair massages, paid by cash, check or card at appointment or booking. Chair massages can help reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow/circulation, increase energy-improving productivity, decrease anxiety and enhance immune system function. Visit the wellness event calendar for more information and to sign up.

New Student Orientation Schedules

The fall 2019 New Student Orientation schedules (first-year and transfer students) are available online. If you did not receive a hard copy in the mail and would like one, email <students>.

KATIE drop-in workshop Sept. 2

KATIE drop-in workshop 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 2. During this "come and go" working session for faculty and staff, KATIE Support Team members will be available to answer questions and help you build your 2019 Fall course sites. With hands-on assistance provided, all participants should plan to bring a laptop and some relevant course information, such as a syllabus or meeting notes.

Koru Mindfulness

Stu Johnston completed the training program and is now a certified Koru Mindfulness instructor. Funding for the training was provided by the Luther College TRIO Achievement Program. Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students and other young adults. Koru Mindfulness has also been used in age groups ranging from high school students to nursing home residents. If you have any questions feel free to contact Stu at <johnstst>.

Swimming lessons available

The Luther Swimming and Diving team is offering three sessions of swimming lessons this fall. More information is available through the sign-up form. Space is limited and these one-on-one lessons are available on a first come basis. Please contact Aaron Zander <aaron.zander> with questions.

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. 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10. Location: ISU Extension Office, 325 Washington St. Suite B, Decorah. Fee is $35. Visit the website for more information.

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.

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

Tuesday, Aug. 20: Workshop: LC2: Reaffirming and Reimagining Luther College as Learning Community, 9 a.m., Baker Commons

Wednesday, Aug. 21: Workshop: LC2: Reaffirming and Reimagining Luther College as a Learning Community, 9 a.m., Baker Commons

Thursday, Aug. 22: Workshop: Grading and Responding to Student Writing, 9 a.m., Preus Library, Hovde Room

Monday, Aug. 26: Workshop: Luther College as a Community of Faith and Learning, 9 a.m., Loyalty Hall, Conference Room 100

SAC presents hypnotist Jim Wand Sept. 7

Student Activities Council presents master hypnotist Jim Wand at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Center for Faith and Life. Wand is considered to be one of the top hypnotic entertainers in the world today. Join in on the orientation fun on September 7th and witness it for yourself. In addition to students, the event is open to the public with a $10 admission charge. Doors open at 7 p.m.  


Welcome, new hires

Blain Crain started as an assistant football coach intern on July 29. His office is Regents Center 14E, telephone 387-1724.

Heather Cote started her position as financial wellness coordinator on Aug. 1. Her office is Preus Library 107C, telephone 387-1121.

Aidan O'Driscoll started his position as assistant men's and women's soccer coach on Aug. 1. His office is Regents Center 230, telephone 387-1063.

Kimberly Holmes started her new position as student employment coordinator on Aug. 12. Her office is Main 27, telephone 387-1072.

Gert Kamaus started her position as weekend custodial staff on Aug. 14. She is in the custodial office, telephone 387-1145.

Lynnette Kruse started as a registered nurse on Aug. 15. Her office is Student Health Service, Larsen Hall; telephone 387-1045.

New position

Jenna Mockler-Gjerde started her new position as interim assistant director of student organizations on Aug. 12. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 106, telephone 387-1023.

Celebrations this week

Aug. 20: Sherry Alcock, Teresa Wisher
Aug. 21: Janet Hunter, Sally Mallam, Kent Lee
Aug. 22: Miko Kominami, Phillip Iverson
Aug. 23: Kirk Johnson, Abby Romme, Stephanie Henscheid, Jane Venes
Aug. 25: Dalton Little, Alan Wenthold, Christopher Clift, Maryna Bazylevych, Kjerstin Nelson
Aug. 26: Deborah Norland, Stephanie Fretham, AJ Perling

Anniversary celebrations
Aug. 23: Anne Blocker, 15 years
Aug. 25: Sharon Phillips, 5 years


Loren Toussaint and his colleagues published the article entitled, "Is Forgiveness One of the Secrets to Success? Considering the Costs of Workplace Disharmony and the Benefits of Teaching Employees to Forgive" in the journal, "The American Journal of Health Promotion." The article explores the benefits of forgiveness in a sample of Ameriprise financial employees. Participants in the forgiveness program increased sales productivity by 24%. The article is available at no cost.

Anna Lavender '21, Amelia Morrow '22, Hannah Gross '20, and Hannah Stenoien '20, got a real-world experience in politics and policy this summer. The Luther College Platform Chapter took part in the Platform Convention 2019 in Washington, D.C., July 20-22. While at the convention, students heard from keynote speakers including New York Rep. Grace Meng, participated in policy panels led by experts in their field and met with staffers of congress on Capitol Hill to advocate policy.


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 419-4315, 382-4674 or 419-8570.

For sale: Facilities Services has one Stihl FS110R String Trimmer for sale. Purchased June 2015. $100 minimum bid. Please email bids to <facilities> by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Facilities Services reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For sale: Winner's Only Fifth Avenue dining table and six chairs for sale. 60" L x 42" W x 30" H. Expands to 78" L with butterfly leaf. Solid Acacia wood and wood veneers. Solid construction with wood dowels and wooden corner blocks. Purchased in 2013 for $950; will sell for $300. Can email pictures upon request. Email <fonsma01>.

For sale: Pasture-raised lamb. Going to the locker soon, whole or half available. Contact Julie, 419-3248 (call or text) or <stromjul>, with inquiries.

For sale: Child/youth bed. Twin mattress, headboard with cabinets, and under bed drawer storage. $75 or OBO. Call 382-7982 or <shedinro>.

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

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.


And finally...

Spend some time today celebrating National Radio Day by tuning in to your favorite AM or FM station.

Luther has a strong radio tradition: KWLC is one of the oldest continuously operating college radio stations in the country, signing on December 18, 1926 when then-president of Luther Oscar L. Olson read the Gettysburg Address. KWLC now broadcasts seven days a week as a time-share station, sharing our frequency and hours with local commercial station KDEC-AM.