Tuesday, Sept. 3

TUESDAY 9/3/2019

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Message from the President: Vice President for Development search update

On Aug. 26, 2019, faculty and staff should have received a message from the President with an update about the Vice President for Development search. If you did not receive the email contact <catherine.dyer>.


Presidential Inauguration

President Ward's inauguration ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, with activities occurring on Friday and Sunday as well. Karen Martin-Schramm is the inauguration project manager. Her email is <kms>, phone 387-1051.

Aquatic Center hours for fall semester

Mondays: 7:30-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
Tuesdays: 7:30-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesdays: 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
Thursdays: 7:30-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fridays: 7:30-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.*
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

*The pool will have limited lane availability on weekday evenings during the semester due to competitive practices.

Please note, the pool will be closed in the evenings or on the weekends intermittently during the semester for Luther, Decorah High School and Northeastern Swim Team competitions. The schedule above is a typical week's schedule. Please refer to the Luther Aquatic Center Google calendar for specific hours and availability.

Call for nominations for College Resource Council

The College Resource Council seeks a staff member with budget center responsibility, or past responsibility, to serve as a staff representative to CRC. Appointed by the President, the staff representative will serve a three-year term. All staff are invited to nominate an individual to fill this vacancy. Self-nominations are welcome as well. Send nominations to Sally Ming, <mingsa01> by Friday, Sept. 6. CRC serves as a forum for the discussion and study of major college-wide issues. It provides an opportunity for representative members of the faculty and staff to serve in an advisory role to the administration of the college, especially in matters of long-range planning, resource allocation and in the preparation of the budget.

Please attend the Sophomores on the Commons CFL Program

Faculty, staff, students, emeriti and guests are invited to join sophomore students for a program celebrating the completion of the first year of college and highlighting the opportunities available to Luther sophomores at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the CFL. Student, faculty and alumni speakers will share insights they would go back and give to their sophomore selves to kick off a year of exploration, reflection and planning for sophomore students. Offices are encouraged to close, if possible, so all may attend the program.

Luther Football sophomores - California send off

Faculty, staff, students, emeriti and guests are invited to gather in front of the CFL at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 to cheer on the Luther football team as they embark for a road game in California. The send off will be the connection sophomore football players have to the Sophomores on the Commons event which will immediately follow. 

September staff meetings

Please attend one of the monthly staff meetings at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, or 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12; both in Peace Dining Room.

Family Weekend 2019

Plans are underway for Family Weekend 2019, Sept. 20-22. Please review the online schedule and make sure your event details are listed accurately. Kindly submit corrections to the schedule before Friday, Sept. 13. Questions about Family Weekend can be directed to Sue Drilling (x1100) in the Development Office. Thank you!

Mark your calendars! Staff Day 2019 Oct. 22

This year, part of the annual Staff Day includes a staff talent show. Please fill out this form before Sept. 13 if you want to participate.

New on luther.edu

Read how student researchers, along with professor Laura Peterson, are contributing to soil health through testing and evaluation.

$5 Friday lunch in the Caf

Every Friday, starting Sept. 6, is now $5 Friday for faculty and staff to eat lunch in the Caf!

Women's Basketball Junior Norse Clinic

The Luther College Women's Basketball team is offering four weeks for girls in 1st-5th grades to join them for Junior Norse clinics. The clinics will be held on Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Regents Center North Gym. Dates are Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3, 10. Register online

Back to school, back to the pool

Decorah Masters Swimming is back with our fall practice schedule starting Sunday, Sept. 1. Practice will be held Sundays at 4 p.m., Tuesdays at 6 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 6 a.m.. Price is $120 for our three month season (or $50/month). Luther faculty and staff are eligible for a Luther Wellness discount. Decorah Masters is open to all Luther faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, who can comfortably swim at least a pool length freestyle. We range from emerging swimmers to experienced former athletes. Practice is held at the Luther College pool. Email Kate Elliott <ellika03> or Brittany Cord <cordbr01> with questions.

Not Quite Free Lunch Sept. 10

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Nobel Room, sponsored by Wellness. Boost social and emotional wellness by getting away from the typical work space and mingling with folks from across campus. Our first menu is tossed salad, Korean BBQ Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato Bowl and dessert. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. Contact <wellness> with questions.

Luther employee fitness classes

Sign up today for the first seven-week session of fall classes of wellness subsidized employee yoga and Zumba classes. Details and the registration form are available on the online fitness class site. Classes are open to current employees and spouses. Email <wellness> with questions.

Fall wellness chair massages

Wellness is hosting a massage therapist on campus for $20/15 minute chair massages, paid by cash, check or card at appointment or booking, from 1-5 p.m. every Monday afternoon! 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.

United Way campaign begins

United Way of Winneshiek County is excited to announce the 2019 campaign goal of $130,000 which will help support 16 local, non-profit agencies in Winneshiek County. Because every board member is a volunteer, 100% of the money raised during campaign stays in Winneshiek County and is allocated back to the supported agencies. Learn more about the agencies and donate at https://www.unitedwaywinnco.org/.

Book Shop News

Staff and faculty discount
The Book Shop wants to show all staff and faculty how much we appreciate you. Beginning Sept. 1, you will receive 20% off each and every purchase (regular exclusions apply, textbooks will be 10% off). The continuous discount will replace your birthday coupon. Now, every day is your birthday!

Luther professor book spotlight
Please congratulate William Moorcroft, professor emeritus of psychology, on his new book, "Mindfulness for Insomnia." The book is available for purchase in the Book Shop.


Chapel this week

Wednesday, Sept. 4: Service of Blessings
Friday, Sept. 6: Mike Blair
Monday, Sept. 9: Lisa Scott

Home sporting events

Friday, Sept. 6: Men's Soccer v. University of St. Thomas, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 8: Women's Soccer v. College of St. Benedict, 3 p.m.

Events this week

Wednesday, Sept. 4: Ask the Author: Francisco Cantú, "The Line Becomes a River," 7:30 p.m., CFL, Main Hall
Thursday, Sept. 5: Fall Convocation: Francisco Cantú, 9:40 a.m., CFL, Main Hall
Friday, Sept. 6: SAC Cinema: Aladdin, 7:40 p.m., Bentdahl Comons
Saturday, Sept. 7: Jim Wand, 7:30 p.m., CFL
Sunday, Sept. 8: Walk to Church Morning Worship, 10 a.m. CFL; Music Faculty Showcase Recital, 4 p.m., CFL, Main Hall
Monday, Sept. 9: Decorah Area College Night, 6:30 p.m., Regents Center

Fall Semester Opening Convocation Sept. 5

Celebrate the start of a new academic year and welcome the class of 2023 at Opening Convocation at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the CFL. The convocation speaker is Francisco Cantú, author of "The Line Becomes a River," the summer 2019 reading. He became a US border patrol agent, and over the next four years, he policed drug routes and smuggling corridors and tracked lost migrants across the desert. Now the author of a memoir about his experiences, he speaks with urgency, honesty and empathy about how the border wreaks violence on both sides of the line.

"RACE: Are We So Different?" Sept. 10

Luther presents the exhibit "RACE: Are We So Different?" as an educational opportunity and the kick-off event to a year-long conversation on racism. Experience the opening of the award-winning exhibit 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the CFA atrium. The original "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit is housed in the Science Museum of Minnesota, but now Luther is inviting the campus community, local schools and the public to visit a condensed version of the exhibition. It will be open, by appointment, through the fall 2019 semester. 

The Evolving Role of Sport in Developing Resilience Sept. 12

How can we ensure youth develop resilience? Historically, organized sports have played an important role in helping participants develop methods to cope with loss, injury and self-doubt. Sports also provide a platform to practice goal setting, positive self-talk and mental toughness. Join head wrestling coach, Dave Mitchell, for a discussion of the role of sports in building resilience and producing other life-long benefits at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the CRH. Reception to follow. Sponsored by the CEPE.

Fall Community Day Sept. 14

Luther College and Decorah Bank and Trust invites faculty, alumni, parents, friends and their families to enjoy a day of food, fun, fellowship and sports at the 2019 Fall Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 14, on the Luther campus. Register for the picnic and order free t-shirts for the kids online or by calling the Alumni Office, 387-1861.

Guest lecture: Youth and Class Struggle in 1970s Mexico Sept. 17

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Dr. Herrera-Calderon from UNI will be presenting "Youth and Class Struggle in 1970s Mexico" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the CFL Recital Hall. Herrera-Calderon will speak on the relationship between class and armed resistance in 1970s Mexico. He explores how working-class youth established themselves into a powerful political force against the authoritarian Mexican state. The event is co-sponsored by the history department and Latines Unides.  


Welcome, new hires

Kerith St. Louis started as the administrative assistant in nursing, Rochester on Aug. 26. Her office is Rochester campus, telephone 507-288-6872.


Beth Phillips, who will have worked for Luther for 15 years, has announced her retirement effective Oct. 28. We congratulate Beth and thank her for her dedicated service to the college.  

Celebrations this week

Sept. 3: Eric Ellingsen, Amy Webber
Sept. 5: Alison Blake
Sept. 6: Amy Wrightsman
Sept. 8: Cindie Gunderson, Brenda Leibold, Tina West
Sept. 9: Rory Borsheim

In support

In May of 2019, Tabita and Todd Green were given the news that Tabita has pancreatic cancer. They have a CaringBridge page to update the community. There is a long road ahead of them, and with Todd teaching this semester, prayers, drivers, donations and community are important. If you are inclined to donate driving time or money, please contact Lori Ostlie <ostlielo>, campus mail, or Main 215. Thank you from the Religion Department.


Director of the Career Center (1.0 FTE): Director to report to the Vice President and Dean for Student Life and visibly and collaboratively engage with the key departments and programs to ensure students are poised for success in their transition from Luther into life and career. In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Integrated Academic and Career Development, the Career Center staff, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, employers and friends of Luther College, the director is responsible for initiating, overseeing and expanding opportunities and resources designed to support students' self-sufficiency in the career development process. The director champions students to develop the skills and habits needed for vocational discernment and professional readiness. A Master's or PhD degree or equivalent in college student personnel, counseling, higher education or a related field, with special knowledge of career development process and principles related to outreach and marketing is required. A minimum of four years' experience in college career development services (required related academic, student life or business experience may be considered); supervisory experience strongly preferred.

Data Entry Coordinator (.80 FTE, benefit eligible): Coordinator works 32 hours per week to perform extensive data entry of new student information into admissions database. Duties will include generating a number of physical communications, including acceptance letters, scholarship notifications and various letters of correspondence. Coordinator will also answer phones and perform a variety of operational tasks for the Admissions Office. Qualified candidates have a high school diploma or equivalent, are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and have a working knowledge of computer technology. One-year experience in a comparable office position preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail are preferred. Supervisory experience is very helpful.

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


The second edition of Todd Green's book, "The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West," was released today, Sept. 3, by Fortress Press. It is available for purchase in the Luther Book Shop. The new edition contains updated material on anti-Muslim hate crimes, the intersection of Islamophobia and white nationalism, Islamophobia in the 2015-16 presidential elections and the recent growth in anti-Muslim legislation, including the Muslim ban in the United States and full-face veil bans in Europe.

Dr. Rebecca Shaw '71, originally from Decorah, was named a 2019 Women of Influence Honoree by Business Record. Shaw is currently an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Des Moines University where she enjoys being able to inspire and educate future physicians. She is recognized by Business Record not only for her work in her field but for her commitment to the communities she served and her dedication to mentoring young physicians.


Rideshare needed: Need a ride to Minneapolis for two people on Thursday morning Sept. 12. Call Kuhlman at 419-8570.

For free: Magazines and newspapers, need any for an art project or upcoming assignment in your classrooms? Contact Eric Ellingsen <hopker01>in the library.

For sale: 12-inch MacBook 256GB. 1.3GHz dual-core 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor, turbo boost up to 3.2GHz. 16GB memory, 256GB SSD storage. Purchased new in Aug. 2017. Charger not included. Asking $1,000 OBO. Contact <bergerr> for details or to make an offer.

For sale: Total Gym Home and Fitness Machine. Used for strength training, stretching and pilates. Includes all parts, cables and manual with 80+ exercises and workout routines. Well maintained and in very good condition. Asking $50. Pictures. Contact Matt at <hughesma> or 382-5383.

For sale: Three bedroom, two full bath home for sale located two blocks from downtown Decorah. $169,500. For photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6Dqvf3zTYAUdiZuG7. Contact <[email protected]> for information about the many improvements made from 2008-19.

For sale: 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium. 72,000 miles. $13,500. Ice silver metallic exterior, black cloth interior. AWD, automatic. Certified Pre-Owned and still under extended powertrain warranty through Feb. 2020. Heated seats, panoramic moonroof, power driver’s seat, roof rails, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, two keys with remote entry fobs. New battery, plenty of tire tread and brake linings. It is up to date on recalls. The interior has been detailed. VIN is JF2SHADC7DH434565. Contact Steve, 612-325-3753.

For sale: 2000 Ford F-150 4x4. 165k Miles. Runs great. Needs new front brakes. $1,150. Contact <nikkbr01>, or call or text 507-531-7678.

For sale: New laptop battery, Futurebatt 9Cell 7800mAh high capacity laptop battery for DELL LATITUDE D620, D630, D631, D640, D630N, D630 ATG, D630 UMA, Precision M2300 Notebook Battery, never used. List price $21.99 on Amazon, will sell for $10.00. Contact Kathy Buzza <[email protected]> or 319-541-8308.

For sale: 2010 Toyota Prius IV Hybrid. Excellent condition, only 67,000 miles; reliable, very well-maintained. Features include keyless entry and start, leather seats (heated front seats), JBL Premium Audio system, Bluetooth, power lumbar support, new rear brake pads and rotors. Asking price $10,800. Inquire at 563-382-1819 or <raybet01>.

For rent: 1977 ranch style two bedroom house with full basement, attached double car garage on E Broadway available immediately for rent. $1200/month. Please call or text: 380-5364.

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>.

Housing wanted: Minneapolis based Luther College alumna, Colleen Oster, is returning to do movement research this fall on campus. With an interest in work trade, she is looking for a place to stay near campus for the following dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Sept. 9-10, Sept. 16-18, Sept. 23-25, Sept. 31- Oct. 2, Oct. 7-9, Oct. 14-16. Please contact if interested in hosting <osteco01> or 779-537-5024.


And finally...

Tomorrow is the first day of class for the 2019-20 academic year. Who plans on taking a back-to-school photo tomorrow morning?