Tuesday, June 8

TUESDAY 6/08/2021

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2021-22 Center Stage Series announced

Faculty, staff, and families can enjoy five world-class performances (all detailed on the Box Office website and in the season brochure) at special Luther prices: just $15 per adult and $7.50 for children ages 4-18. Please know we are building in ticketing flexibility to accommodate public health guidelines and Luther's COVID Alert Levels.

Being Community updates

Voluntary COVID-19 Vaccination Program
To keep up-to-date on Luther's vaccination rate, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard (updated weekly on Wednesdays). All students, staff, and faculty working and living on campus this summer are encouraged to voluntarily submit record of their COVID-19 vaccination in order to reach the college's summer vaccination goal of 70%. Help us get to Alert Level 0: Blue (Normal)!

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.


Parking restriction June 7-18

In order to allow for the safe drop off and pick up of children attending Discovery Camps, Safety and Security will be restricting parking in the circle south of Sampson Hoffland. The section of curb on the west side of the circle, typically designated for faculty/staff, will be designated as no parking June 7–18, 2021. The remainder of spaces in this circle will not be changed and will remain designated as faculty/staff parking. Your cooperation with this temporary change will be greatly appreciated.

Round three: Layla Saad's "Me and White Supremacy" working groups

Starting the week of June 14, CELT will be starting our next round of faculty and staff "Me and White Supremacy" working groups. Faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to participate in a five-week working group engaged in self-reflective action in order to "understand their white privilege and their participation in white supremacy so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on People of Color and, in turn, help other white people do better too." These working groups will begin the week of June 14 and conclude the week of July 12. We will meet weekly in small groups for one hour. Those times and days will be determined based on participant schedules.

Help choose the 2022 Paideia summer read

All faculty and staff are invited to join a reading group to assess possibilities for the 2022 Paideia summer read. Zoom discussions are Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.–noon on July 6, 13, 20, and Aug. 3. Participants sign up on teams to lead discussions, or simply join in the conversation on each book. The reading list and schedule will be shared by June 15. Sign up on the CELT website and contact Kathy Reed <reedkath> with questions.

Summer scheduling update from Campus Programming

Please send all scheduling requests to <schedule> or use this Event Request Form. Questions? Contact Jeff Leschensky, 387-1538 

Fiscal year ended May 31

The college's fiscal year ended May 31. The Office for Financial Services reminds all faculty and staff that supplies, materials, etc., must have been received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 20-21 budget. Additionally, all outstanding travel expense reports, credit card reports, original invoices-no faxed copies, supporting purchase orders/purchase permits, or account adjustments should be sent to OFS by June 11 to be included in FY 20-21 budget. Items for deposit that were in Luther's possession by May 31 should be brought to OFS immediately. Call with questions and as always, thank you for helping OFS close the year in a timely manner.

Nordic Brew summer specials

Nordic Brew is serving up daily hot lunch specials all summer long. Monday: Buy a BBQ Sandwich and get a cold brew for only $2. Tuesday: Look for the Chef's Choice Hot Lunch Entree! Wednesday: Buy a Burger of the Day and get a shake for only $2. Thursday: Buy the Hot Lunch Special and try a hot or iced chai for only $2. Friday: Buy the Hot Lunch Special and get a double ice cream cone for only $2!

Cafeteria hours starting June 1

Monday-Friday: Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner 5-6:30 p.m.

Book Shop news

Father's Day gifts
Need a special gift for Dad? The Luther Book Shop has a great selection of polos, tees, sweatshirts, mugs, cards, caps and much more. Check it out!


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, June 8-Monday, June 14!


New positions

Candy Ode started her position as project manager in Facilities Services on April 26. Her office is in Facilities Services, telephone 387-1136.

Addison Sadler started her position as admissions event coordinator on June 1. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 261B, telephone 387-1289.

Celebrations this week

June 9: Ethan Zierke
June 10: Maren Johnson
June 11: Julia Hageman
June 12: Mark Franz
June 13: Michael Smith
June 14: Elisio Cojti

June 11: Julie Shockey Trytten Simiele, 20 years

Position openings

Campus programming office coordinator (1.0 FTE): Position to coordinate campus room reservations and calendar dates for most events on campus. Coordinator will compile and deliver The Bulletin bi-weekly during the academic year, administer the internal Google Facilities Calendar, the public Luther College Events calendar, campus channel 17.1 and CFL digital signal. Coordinator will work closely with the director of campus programming to coordinate dates for larger, campus wide events. High school diploma and excellent computer skills including graphic design software (i.e. Canva or Adobe Illustrator), experience with HTML, and database management (i.e. Excel, Google Suite) required.

Executive assistant to the president (1.0 FTE): Position provides executive level support and is responsible for a wide range of duties that advance the college's reputation, mission and vision, and ensures the success of the president and Board of Regents by providing exceptional leadership and effective management in administration, project oversight, advancing strategic initiatives, communications, relationship-building, and decision-making. Must be able to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Bachelor's degree and experience providing administrative support required, with experience in higher education at a residential college or university preferred.

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.


Jimmy Hoke published "Zombie Feminisms: Justina Ireland's Deathless Divide" as part of a summer book club series on feminist fiction and religion on the peer-reviewed Feminist Studies in Religion blog.

Arpine Hovhannisyan '22 was selected to receive the Dr. Christopher C. Joyner Memorial award while participating in the Lutheran College Washington Semester, where she interned for the Armenian Embassy to the United States and Listory Corp. The Dr. Christopher C. Joyner Memorial Award recognizes students who excel academically, demonstrate an inquisitive nature in their studies and are committed to learning. Hovhannisyan was nominated by her fellow students and faculty members in the program.


Found in the Larsen Hall Classroom: A stylus-type utensil. Please email <global> to describe, claim and arrange pickup. 

Free: Twin size foam mattress and boxspring, from a Slumberland set. Lightly used. Email <sullivre> to pick up.


And finally...

"It is absolutely imperative that every human being's freedom and human rights are respected, all over the world." – Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir