Tuesday, Dec. 3

TUESDAY 12/3/2019

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Christmas at Luther parking restrictions

In order to accommodate the large number of visitors anticipated for Christmas at Luther, the following parking restrictions will go into effect starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. These restrictions will remain in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at which time we will return to the usual lot designations.

The general parking areas of the Library, Jenson-Noble and City Pool lots will be reserved for visitors. Students should move their vehicles from these lots to either the Regents Center or Farwell lots.  Faculty and staff may park in the Jenson, Library and Sampson Hoffland lots provided they move by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday unless attending the performance. 

Exception: Vehicles displaying a commuter, Baker or college apartment sticker may park in the gravel city pool lot provided they vacate the spaces before 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.

The Faculty/Staff parking area by Valders will be reserved for handicapped parking. Alternative parking includes the roadway from Sampson Hoffland to the main gate, Regents Center and Farwell lots. Starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 8, the lots on the east and west side of the CFL will also be designated for handicapped parking only.

Your cooperation with these changes is appreciated. Vehicles found to be in violation of these special event restrictions are subject to fine.  

Holiday party

Luther College invites staff, faculty and emeriti to join in the holiday festivities 4–6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, for the holiday party. The menu will include pizza, salad, dessert and soft drinks. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. We ask all staff and faculty to check their email inbox and spam folder for an electronic invitation to complete the RSVP. Gluten-free and dairy-free options will be available. Questions may be directed to Sally Ming in the President's Office at 387-1527 or <mingsa01>.

Annual Staff Christmas coffee (in lieu of monthly staff meeting) 

Staff are invited to a Christmas coffee 9–10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Peace Dining Room. This event is in lieu of the December staff meeting. Please plan to attend! We hope most offices will be able to close so that all can enjoy an hour of fun, great treats, and conversation.

Library holiday book sale

Preus Library is holding a special Holiday Book Sale Dec. 1–7, with hundreds of hardcover and paperback books available for purchase. Prices will decline daily.

Not Quite Free Lunch Dec. 10

Join colleagues at the Not Quite Free Lunch 11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 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. The menu is the baked potato bar, salad and dessert. The charge is $5, payable by cash, check or Luther ID. Contact <wellness> with questions.

J-term strengths exploration

Whether you are leading a trip or staying on campus, the Strengths-Based Servant Leadership Program is willing and excited to strengthen relationships and deepen the conversation. Contact <strengths> to share your course objectives and explore how a strengths workshop might compliment them.

United Way Campaign wraps up

Thank you, everyone, who has supported United Way of Winneshiek County this year. Congratulations to Anna Peterson who won the final prize, a Not Quite Free Lunch ticket for herself and five friends. As a community, we have raised $10,374. Last year, the Luther community raised $12,956.96. Donations are appreciated and can be returned to HR or mailed to United Way at the following address PO Box 165, Decorah, IA 52101.

Book Shop news

Christmas at Luther in the Book Shop
2–4 p.m. Dec. 6, Glenn Monson '78 book signing
4–6 p.m. Dec. 6, Ed Treat book signing
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Dec. 7, Jerry Johnson book signing
1–3 p.m. Dec. 7, Liz Heinecke '89 book signing

Store hours for CAL
Thursday: 8:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:45 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.


Chapel this week

Built into the class schedule and rhythm of life at Luther, chapel is a time for the community to gather for song, reflection and fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the CFL Main Hall. Faculty, staff, students and guests serve as speakers, musicians and artists.

Wednesday, Dec. 4: Diane Scholl
Friday, Dec. 6: Laura Gentry '92
Monday, Dec. 9: Daniel Brown '18

Home sporting events

Wednesday, Dec. 4: Women's Basketball vs. Loras College 5:30 p.m., Men's Basketball vs. Loras College 7:30 p.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Dec. 3–Monday, Dec. 9!

Caucus Competence Dec. 9

Iowa is famous for voicing its presidential candidate preferences via caucus. Caucusing happens in Iowa on Feb. 3. Come and learn about the process, the procedures for both parties and figure out whether it's best to vote in Decorah or your hometown. Political science professors Carly Foster and Mike Engelhardt will lead the discussion. Pizza will be served. The event will be held 11 a.m.–noon Monday, Dec. 9, in CFL Qualley Lounge. Sponsored by the CEPE.

CEPE Pop-Up Programming: Unrest in Bolivia Dec. 9

Join recent Luther graduate Becca Buse '19 to discuss the recent unrest in Bolivia. Buse, an international studies major, has been working for an NGO in Bolivia since graduation, but had to return to the U.S. two weeks ago because of the recent violent protests. She will share her experiences and her thoughts on the future. Open to the public with no charge for admission, 4-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, in Valders 262.

Kwanzaa celebration Dec. 14

The annual Kwanzaa celebration will be held 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Peace Dining Room. The South African gospel group 29:11 will be performing. The price for the lunch and program will be $12.50 (children 6-10 are half price; children 5 and under are free). Tickets may be purchased at the Luther College Box Office.  


Welcome, new hires

Loran Storts started his position as assistant men's and women's track and field coach-sprints and jumps on Nov. 25. His office is Regents Center 16, telephone 387-1799.

Celebrations this week


Dec. 3: Dawn Schweizer, Melissa Mettille, Samantha Spilde
Dec. 4: James Perez, Lisa Scott
Dec. 5: Mary Lally, Leah McCrea, Lisa Witzke, Daisy Johnson, Joyce Houdek, Bob Erickson
Dec. 6: Donna Ryant
Dec. 8: David Faldet, Kathy Kerber
Dec. 9: Mary Logsdon

Position openings

Custodial staff position (1.0 FTE): Hours will generally be 4 a.m.-noon Monday–Friday. Must be able to read sufficiently to follow policies and procedures, ability to mix appropriate chemical dilution ratios and understand directions for use. Also required is computer skills for accessing the college's web-based systems. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

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.


Kirk Larsen, with former students Emma Stivers '17 and Jacob Wittman '12, published a paper titled "A comparison of adult butterfly communities on remnant and planted prairies in Northeast Iowa" in the November 2019 issue of Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society.


For rent: Lovely 1 BR downtown Decorah apartment. High ceilings, hardwood floors. $750/mo. plus utilities, no parking space. Available immediately, upstairs on Winnebago, no smoking/no pets. Call 563-419-2357 for details.

For rent: Remodeled, 4-bedroom acreage on a hard surfaced road located minutes from Decorah. All hardwood floors, stove, fridge, washer and dryer included. Tenant pays all utilities. Tenant will be required to mow and take care of all yard work and clean up. References required. Email <[email protected]> for a rental application or questions.

For sale: Used (1 year) Bauer Youth NS hockey skates. These are Bauer size 4 which equates to a youth shoe size 5. Skates are in great shape, only a few scuffs and could use resharpening. Bought new last year for $50, asking $25. Contact Colin Betts, <bettscol>.

For sale: A three-year-old flame crested gecko with complete set up. Raised since a baby by my daughter and had his tail until last month when he released it during a move. Healthy and easy maintenance. Comes with full aquarium set up, food, heater, and all needed to care for him. She is selling because will be moving frequently in coming years and doesn't want him to be too stressed. Asking $150 (total package with gecko worth over $500). I can email photos if interested. She wants him to go to a really good home. Contact <kimpowell>.

For sale: Assorted maternity clothes from Motherhood Maternity in women’s size large. Two pairs of jeans, one pair of gray leggings, four long-sleeved shirts, and one sweater. All in great shape from a smoke-free, pet-free home. $50. Contact <fonsma01>.

For sale: Baby Bjorn bouncer with black and gray seat cover. Used for two children for approximately six months each. In excellent condition. Will include original box and user manual. From a smoke-free, pet-free home. $125 firm. Contact <fonsma01>.

For sale: Brand new Fusion Glass Christmas plate and four spreaders. Unused, comes with all original packaging. Fun Christmas tree design on plate. $15. Contact <fonsma01>.


And finally...

We're excited to be celebrating Christmas at Luther this week! View excerpts from last year's performance to help get you in the holiday spirit.

Tickets are still available for the performance at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.