Tuesday, Aug. 4

TUESDAY 8/04/2020

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Coronavirus updates

Please monitor the Being Community webpage for information connected to Luther College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including changes in Academics and Student Life and guidance on Protection Protocols. 


HR update

For persons covered on Luther's UMR health plan: Costs for lab tests and test-related visits for COVID-19 including co-pay, deductibles for approved and authorized COVID-19 laboratory tests and test-related visits at physician's office, urgent care, ER, or telehealth/telemedicine visits are waived through October 22, 2020. Testing must be provided at approved locations in accordance with CDC Guidelines. A link to the "COVID-19 Mandated Plan Changes Amendment" is on the HR website.

Internet maintenance reminder Aug. 8

On Saturday, Aug. 8, between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., maintenance will be performed on our internet connection. Access to the internet will not be down the entire time, but there will be multiple short outages during the maintenance period and you should avoid using the system.  

Black Alumni Association scholarship established

A new scholarship opportunity will soon be available to African American students at Luther. The Black Alumni Association Scholarship was established this summer in memory of slain African Americans who fell victim to racist violence in America. The scholarship will be awarded annually to African American students who are in need of financial assistance, with preference given to those who are active in community engagement. The scholarship will be available to students in the fall of 2021.

Dining Services goes cashless

All dining locations on campus will be cashless. However, all major credit cards, debit cards and dining dollars will be accepted.

New Campus Event Request Form

Campus Programming has a new and improved Campus Event Request Form. Whether your event is in person or virtual, using this form will add it to our internal Google calendar (and the Luther Events Calendar if you choose), and help prevent scheduling conflicts. Contact Megan Pitz <bohrme01> for COVID-adjusted room capacities. If you have suggestions for Campus Programming, please contact Kristen Underwood <k.underwood>.

KATIE version upgrade Aug. 4

We will be upgrading KATIE to the newest version of Moodle on Tuesday, Aug. 4. All of your work will carry over. KATIE will be unavailable from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. See KATIE Version Upgrade 8/4/2020 for more information or contact <helpdesk> or 387-1000.

Book Shop news

Luther author new book release
Peter Ylvisaker '84 has a new book out, "Growing Up Decorah." Stop in the Book Shop to browse the book, and support your fellow Norse. Congratulations Peter!


Chapel this week

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

Home sporting events

The American Rivers Conference has canceled summer schedules.

Events this week

Until the time comes for us to safely gather in person, Campus Programming will be supporting virtual events and new ways to create community.


Celebrations this week

Aug. 4: Jesse Mulert, Miriam Skrade
Aug. 6: Doug Nelson, Jennifer Achenbach, Kate Frentzel
Aug. 7: Roberto Zavala
Aug. 8: Sheryl Sievert
Aug. 9: Brad Phillips, Mark Thorne, Peter Nekola, Scott Mittman
Aug. 10: Alisa Winsauer, Brittany Cord

Position openings

Administrative assistant for Safety, Security and Information Services (11 month/year, .92 FTE). Assistant will deliver information to students, staff and visitors by phone and in-person at the front desk in the Union and provide clerical support for Safety and Security. High school diploma or GED is required (some college preferred), basic computer and clerical skills, extensive customer service experience, and the ability to operate two-way radio and telephone equipment. Hours will primarily be Monday-Friday with occasional weekend work.

Financial Aid Counselor/Assistant Director of Financial Aid (1.0 FTE). Position will be responsible for advising students and parents about financing their Luther education, overseeing the institution's state financial aid portfolio, and serving as manager of the college's endowed and restricted scholarship funds. B.A. or B.S. degree is required.

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


John Robert Christianson has published a book, "Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens," in the "Renaissance Lives" series by Reaktion Books. On sale by University of Chicago Press, on Amazon, and in bookstores.

Ideas and Creations

In the post, COVID-19 and the 2020 Election, Carly Hayden Foster shares what we can expect from the 2020 presidential election and how we can best prepare ourselves.


For rent: Newly remodeled 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house available for rent Aug. 1. Close to Luther College, on a nice sized lot with 1 stall attached garage. $1300/month rent includes water and sewer, washer and dryer, refrigerator and stove. Call or text 563-379-1768 with questions or to view. Email <olga.michels> to receive a set of pictures of the property.

For sale: 2014 Puma 25 RS travel trailer (28 ft. with bumper hitch). Purchased new at CampSite RV. Like new condition inside and out. (Stored in enclosed shed.) Sleeps up to 6. Extras include stabilizer hitch, awning, and extra battery. $12,500. Contact Jeanie <lovellje> for photos and details.

For sale: Chocolate brown, microfiber loveseat in good condition. 64" long by 36" deep. Non-smoking home, with pets not allowed on furniture. $50 OBO. Please email <marlowch> for photos or questions.  

Free: Kittens, 3 months old: Oreo, Snickers, Jellybean, and Reeces Pieces. Tamed by 9-year old boy--which may (or may not) have included going down slides, riding on tricycles, and swinging in the hammock. Free, cute, fuzzy, litter-trained, farm kittens. Email <bartmi03> for photos.

Free: We have nearly a gallon of Sherwin Williams exterior Super Paint in "Naval" (Flat) as well as one quart each of "In the Navy," "Anchors Aweigh," "Rustic Red," "Tricorn Black," and "Charcoal Blue," (Satin) to give away either as a set or individually. Perfect for a shed, doghouse, or other small projects. Please contact Chivonne at <marlowch>.


And finally...

"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun." —Kent Nerburn