Tuesday, Jan. 5

TUESDAY 1/05/2021

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Being Community updates

Return to in-person classes on Jan. 11
On Monday, Jan. 4, President Ward sent a message to the Luther community regarding the return to in-person classes on Jan. 11. Please read the full update for complete information. 

The Being Community website is the hub of information and inspiration for Luther's approach to the 2020-21 academic year. We invite community questions and feedback.


Norse Against Sexual Assault (NASA) shirts for sale

NASA is selling "Consent" shirts again to students, faculty, and staff! See the t-shirt design and fill out the order form

Last call for applications: CEPE faculty research fellowship

The CEPE invites applications from any tenure-track faculty for a two-year Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides one course release per year to allow the Fellow time to conduct academic research or discipline-specific work related to the mission of the CEPE. Please see CEPE website for details and application instructions. Application deadline is Jan. 25, 2021.

January Wellness initiative

LEAPFROG is the name of the January Wellness initiative. Let's LEAP into the new year on the correct foot. All we ask is at least thirty minutes of movement each day in January. Questions? Want to play? Sign up by emailing <wellness> and we will be contact with you!

Study away program directors

The Dean's Office and the Center for Global Learning are pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Nave and Jane Hawley as the 2022-23 Nottingham Program Co-Directors and the appointment of Wanda Deifelt as the 2022 Malta Program Director. We are grateful to all three individuals for providing leadership to these two important and longstanding off-campus programs.

Book Shop news

Alumna book spotlight
Please congratulate Connie Kronlokken '66 on three new published books: "So Are My Thoughts," "A Moon Every Night," and "Natures Stricter Lessons." Pick up your copies today in the Book Shop and send her some congratulatory Norse vibes! Congrats Connie!

Staff book spotlight
Please congratulate retired Luther staff member Jerry Johnson on this newly published book, "Coot Dogs." You can find his new book in the Book Shop. Congrats Jerry!

Life Long Learners book is in
The Life Long Learners book, "The Upswing," is now available in the Luther Book Shop. See you soon! Thank you for supporting your Luther College Book Shop.


Welcome, new hires

Paul Hemenway started as the student employment coordinator on Jan. 4. His office is Main 25, telephone 387-1072.

Chapel this week

All chapel services will be held online and the links may be found on the Luther events calendar.

Wednesday, Jan. 6: Pastor Mike Foss, "Experiencing God" Epiphany series part 1
Friday, Jan. 8: Pastor Mike Foss, "When assumptions are turned upside down" Epiphany series part 2
Monday, Jan. 11: Come, Let us Sing for Joy

Home sporting events

For the most accurate and up-to-date information about Norse Athletics and the status of competition in the American Rivers Conference, visit luthernorse.com.

Events this week

The Office of Campus Programming maintains a Calendar of Events which includes listings for student activities, athletics, lectures, and more, with links to virtual events.

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a complete list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Jan. 5-Monday, Jan. 11!


Celebrations this week

Jan. 5: Thomas Occhipinti
Jan. 6: Erin Ryan
Jan. 7: Kristin Bjerke, Madeline Jungbauer
Jan. 8: Jane Fosaaen, Karla Lechtenberg, Guy Nave
Jan. 9: Lori Stanley
Jan. 10: Michelle Einck, Jill Frana, Ahmed Khalili
Jan. 11: Alejandra Cruz

Position openings

Assistant Controller: Position applies Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) guidelines in executing, analyzing, verifying, and reporting transactions of fiscal nature. The assistant controller advises management regarding the effective use of resources and methods to maximize operational efficiency; interprets, monitors, and administers policies and procedures to ensure compliance; reconciles accounts, and formulates and recommends system and process changes through evaluation, analysis, and application of accounting theory; assists with establishing accounting procedures and internal controls to ensure compliance with accounting standards and best practices; conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organization's accounting operation; assists with financial statement preparation and performs year-end adjustments and reporting required for the annual financial statement audit. Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field plus 4-5 years of accounting with managerial experience required. Non-profit accounting experience and CPA certificate is a plus.

Workstation Support Specialist: Seeking an information professional with passion and interest for providing workstation support for faculty, staff, labs and classrooms on campus. The workstation support specialist is a member of our User Services and Workstation Support teams within Information Technology Services (ITS) who support, maintain, monitor, update, troubleshoot and repair desktop computer systems, software and applications. The successful candidate will bring experience in building images for the Windows and Macintosh operating systems; close attention to detail; strong communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to think and work independently and to adapt in an engaging and developing environment; and will display advanced analytical and problem-solving skills. We prefer candidates with an associate or bachelor's degree in computer science or a related information- based field.

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


Gereon Kopf contributed the entry on "Nishida Kitarō" to the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion.

Ideas and Creations

In her post, Believing in the Impossible, Grace Huber '20 reflects on her own family's traditions and the meaning of Hanukkah during her time as a student and now as an alumna finishing student teaching.


For sale: Two deep tread snow tires, Hercules Polarpreme G78 on 15" rims. 5-hole. Call 319-427-3593.

Wanted: Art program looking for used trophies or award plaques to repurpose for sculpture project. Any condition is desired. If you would like to donate, there is a drop box by CFA 108, or to Admin Office 103.


And finally...

Welcome to a new year and to National Hot Tea Month. In most regions in the Northern Hemisphere, January is often the coldest month of the year--what better way to enjoy the cold weather than with a hot cup of tea.

Here are 31 ways to celebrate National Hot Tea Month. Do it up big and give number 27 a try!