Tuesday, May 25

TUESDAY 5/25/2021

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Being Community updates

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.


Fiscal year end approaching

Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices, supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 11, to be included in FY 2020-21 budget. No faxed copies. Items for deposit must be sent to the Office for Financial Services by Friday, June 4. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.

2021 Virtual Dorian Summer Music Camp is open for enrollments!

This summer, we are thrilled to bring the music, memories, and friendships of Dorian Summer Music Camps to music students, regardless of where they are located! From June 15-17, our 2021 Virtual Dorian Summer Music Camp will offer a few hours of exciting and interactive programming applicable to any musician entering grades 7-12 and 2021 high school graduates. Along with the virtual programming, a Dorian camp box will also be sent to students' homes, with $50 of Dorian contents, including some limited edition items. Visit the Dorian Summer Camp website to learn more and to enroll.

Commencement programs

Would you like a copy of this year's commencement program? Stop by the Welcome Desk, or the CFL, or email Campus Programming <programming> and we'll put one in campus mail to you!  Thanks to all who helped make this year's celebration a success. 

Get outside summer wellness challenge

Email Wellness <wellness> to join the summer employee wellness challenge or learn more. The challenge is to be active outside each week for 150 minutes for 10 weeks, starting June 6. Plus, bonus wellness activities to take breaks from technology, connect to others, and strength train lead to more prize drawings! 

Luther Works! launch

Thank you to the 80+ student work supervisors who were able to attend the launch meeting and ask excellent questions last Thursday, May 20. If you were not able to attend that event, we are hosting one again at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3. For details, check out the event in the Luther Works Google Calendar and keep an eye out for more details in an email from stuwork. Whether you attend these events or not, we would love to hear your input through the Luther Works Supervisor Survey, and have you attend a listening session with us (more info in the survey).

Holiday dining hours

All dining services locations are closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. All locations will also be closed Sunday, July 4.

Summer dining hours

Cafeteria beginning May 24
Monday–Friday: Lunch 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Dinner 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: Breakfast 7:30–9:30 a.m.; Lunch 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Dinner 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Nordic Brew
Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Serving hot breakfast and simple to go lunch options.

Oneota Market, Marty's, Sunnyside Cafe, Grab-n-Go and C-Store are closed for the Summer.

Book Shop May 24–28

The Book Shop will be closed May 24–28 for inventory. Please consider future purchases and make before this time.

Tax exempt at Dollar Tree

When purchasing at the Dollar Tree, if you do not want to fill out the tax exempt form at check out, you can have the sales associate scan the college's exempt barcode. The barcode form is on the Financial Services website and is called "Dollar Tree Tax Exempt Barcode."

Great summer reads at Preus Library!

View our latest leisure reading books online, including new releases, bestsellers, and more. The leisure reading shelf on the main floor of the library is also now open for casual browsing. Can't find the book you're looking for? Let us know by emailing <reading>, and we'll work some library magic to locate a copy for you.

Book Shop news

Autographed Copies of Chris Norton's books
The Book Shop has signed copies of The Power of Faith and The Seven Longest Yards by Luther's 2021 Commencement speaker, Chris Norton. A 2015 alum, Norton is also a motivational speaker and founder of the SCI CAN Foundation.


Chapel this week

Thank you for supporting chapel throughout the academic year. Weekday Chapel will begin again when fall classes resume.

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, May 25-Monday, May 31!


New positions

Madeline Jungbauer began her new position of career coach and internship manager on May 19. Her new office is Dahl Centennial Union 205A, telephone 387-1472.

Alison Blake will begin her new position as process improvement coordinator on Sept. 1.

Celebrations this week

May 25: La Donna McGohan, Jill Wilson
May 27: Jared Aschbrenner, Jose Deras, Bob Harri, Ken Kubesh, Eric Westlund
May 28: Mark Eichinger, Maren Phalen
May 29: Mitchell Leschensky, Ahmed Muaz, Andrew Peter
May 30: Sarah Crose, Kellan Flynn
May 31: Kirk Larsen


A retirement celebration honoring Amy Wrightsman will be 2:30–4 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, in the Nobel Room of the Dahl Centennial Union. Please join us in wishing Amy well after nearly 20 years of dedicated service.


To the family and friends of Curt Reiso '54, who passed away Aug. 20, 2020, at age 88. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in the CFL Main Hall. A reception will follow in Bentdahl Commons. Curt's career as an administrator from 1954 to 1994 included work in admissions, alumni relations, development and music, under presidents J.W. Ylvisaker, Elwin D. Farwell and H. George Anderson. Curt most recently served as coordinator of music activities, planning 86 tours for the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, and Nordic Choir. He became known for his loyalty to the students and faculty, and for his tenacity and creativity in handling the inevitable unforeseen complications that would sometimes arise. The Curtis Reiso Atrium in the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music is named in his honor.

Position openings

Accounting Clerk-Cash Transactions (1.0 FTE): Position responsible for generating cash disbursements and banking transactions on a daily basis and reconciling multiple bank accounts. Position will also assist with the college's commercial card program and managing the college's unclaimed property program. Responsibilities will include e-commerce paypal-campsite stripe platforms and employee registry. Associate's degree and ability to work with minimal supervision is required. Two years' banking related experience and understanding of the general ledger system is desired.

Custodial Support Coordinator (1.0 FTE): Position responsible for providing excellent customer service while evaluating and assigning float staff to areas of campus and supervising custodial staff. Coordinator will work with Assistant Director of Facilities to manage custodial operations and act as back-up to Custodial Student Work Coordinator. High School diploma, computer skills and valid driver's license is required. Five years' supervisor experience and an interest in environmental sustainability preferred.

Information Security Analyst and Systems Administrator (1.0 FTE): Position will lead the work of identifying IT related security risks, and the prioritization and coordination of risk resolution (50%); and support operating systems and network infrastructure needs, services, backups, and maintenance procedures (50%). Bachelor's or associate's degree is required with preference for IT related-field along with experience installing and maintaining Windows and Linux server operating systems. Desirable experience includes working knowledge of Active Directory, Azure ADFS, Windows Group Policy, and enterprise backup systems. Additional preference is given to those with Information Security knowledge and experience.

Manager of Student Accounts (1.0 FTE): Position to oversee the operations of student financial services including but not limited to billing, receivables, and cashiering function of the college. The manager will maintain the integrity and timeliness of student account charges, credits, adjustments, refunds, and online payment systems. Bachelor's degree in accounting or a business-related field, at least two years' relevant experience in collections and/or customer service, and strong Excel skills are required. Experience in higher education and financial aid guidelines is preferred.

Towers Area Coordinator, Miller/Dieseth Halls (10 month per year, .83 FTE, live-in position): This position is responsible for coordinating the student learning and personal development programs in a coeducational residence hall housing approximately 730 students. Master's degree in college student personnel, counseling, or higher education preferred; bachelor's degree required.

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.


The digital issue of spring 2021 "Agora" is now available. This issue features faculty essays by T. Green, S. Schmidt, and O. Selçuk, A. Kueny, P. Iversen, and L. Zook, N. Whitsitt, B. Joyce, and a reflection by Nancy Jones '69. There are chapel talks by G. Nave, T. Green, G. Kopf, N. Barry, S. Dlamini '22 and S. Valdivieso Santillán '23 in this issue as well. Hard copies are limited; each department will have several to share, but if you need one, please email the Agora staff <agora>.

A new album released by the Luther College Nordic Choir is now available for streaming. "Coming Home to the Light" features some of the best performances by the premier collegiate choral ensemble, ranging from 2017-21, all conducted by Andrew Last. The album is only available in a digital format. Those who are interested can find "Coming Home to the Light" on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music. Read more about how Nordic Choir students helped in the creation of this album. 

Todd Green contributed to a series sponsored by the Berkley Forum at Georgetown University on the theme of "Healing Muslim-Christian Relations in the United States." His article is titled "Confronting Christian Islamophobia."


Free: Good single mattresses to give away. Great for child or spare bed, Luther is giving away 200 single (7"x36"x79.5") mattresses in good condition during the last week of May. These mattresses are encased in a vinyl cover (and have been their entire lives). There are no springs inside. Whether one or 20, these will be available the last week of May. Contact Luther Facilities 387-1668.

Free: Professional moving boxes free to someone who can use them. Assorted sizes, clean and flattened. Please email to arrange a time to pick them up <lynchbet>.

For sale by owner: Just on the market, lovely home with excellent location and great neighbors: 3 bedrooms, finished basement, 3-car garage, geothermal HVAC. 119 Crescent Ave. Email <hagean03> to inquire.

For sale: Baby Bjorn bouncer in excellent condition. Used by two children for about six months each. Retails for $200; will sell for $125. Pictures available upon request. Contact <maggie.britton>.

For sale: V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker in excellent condition. Used by two children indoors only. It has an activity center on the front that babies can use as soon as they can sit unassisted and a walker for learning to walk. The wheels have two speed settings. Retails for $40; will sell for $20. Pictures available upon request. Contact <maggie.britton>.

House sitter available: I am a 2017 Luther graduate and just accepted a teaching position at Decorah Middle School for the upcoming school year. I am in the process of looking for a place to live. If you need a house sitter for an extended period of time, I would be interested! Also if you're aware of any other potential rental opportunities, I would also appreciate the information. Thank you for you consideration and your help! I'm excited to get back to the area! Contact <[email protected]>.


And finally...

"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization." — Mahatma Gandhi