Tuesday, Aug. 18

TUESDAY 8/18/2020

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Coronavirus updates

A-R-C announces revised plans for fall sports season
In response to directives from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Presidents Council of the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C), Luther College's intercollegiate athletic conference, passed a resolution Monday, Aug. 10, to postpone football, women's and men's soccer, and volleyball to spring 2021. The conference intends to move forward with fall competition in women's and men's cross country, women's golf, and women's tennis. Schedules will be determined and announced at a later date. Read the full announcement to learn more.

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

Offices return to regular work hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) on Monday, Aug. 17.

Campus mail runs for Sept. 2020

For the month of September, the Mail Center will be restricting mail service to the morning mail run only, except for those departments who have made other arrangements. Overnight and express packages, delivered in the afternoon, will still be delivered the same-day whenever possible. We will continue to monitor the needs of the Luther faculty and staff in order to determine if additional mail runs will be required in the subsequent months. Contact Jeff Naatz <naatje01> if you have any questions.

Preus Library update

Preus Library will reopen Monday, Aug. 24, to students, faculty, and staff only, with limited services. In support of safety and social distancing, face coverings are required, the stacks will remain closed, and seating will not be available at this time. Materials may be requested for check-out through the "Place Holds" feature of the online catalog or by contacting the Circulation Desk. Read the Fall 2020 Library Services Guide to learn more. Contact <library> or 387-1166 with questions. 

Begin setting up multi-factor authentication now

All Luther community members will need to visit mfa.luther.edu to set up MFA as soon as possible using the following steps: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). The following systems will use your Luther email address and Norse Key password to sign in and most will require MFA: Norse Hub, Adobe CC, Explorance Blue, HandShake, LinkedIn Learning, LiquidFiles, Microsoft Office 365 for use on personally-owned devices, Qualtrics, VoiceThread, Fixit, and Zoom. 

Wellness blood panel

Gunderson Health Systems will be on campus Aug. 18, and WMC on campus Aug. 25, for the wellness blood draws. The time slots are filling up fast so reserve your spot! (The spots available are between 6:30-7 a.m.). Please contact Vicky Jaeger <jaegervi> to secure your spot.

Updated Legends hours beginning Thursday, Aug. 13

The hours of operation for general users will be Monday through Friday, from 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Monday through Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. There will be designated student-athlete only time between open sessions.

Workshop for faculty and staff Aug. 19

As the world confronts two global pandemics, the Covid-19 pandemic and the pandemic of racism and racialized violence, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a workshop, "Confront Pandemics: Building Culturally Responsive Education," from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 19, via Zoom. Visit the CELT website or a full description and to register. Those who register will be sent the Zoom link for the workshop.

Virtual Friendship Family Program

The Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success (CIES) is looking for volunteers to participate in our 2020 Friendship Family Program, which partners local individuals/families with incoming first-year international students. The program is more important this year than ever, as our students are arriving amidst so much uncertainty. You can be a part of their positive transition to life at Luther! The program will be 100% virtual, at least for fall 2020. Please email <mugglicl> with questions or to indicate interest in the program.

Book Shop news

Lifelong Learners' Book Available
The Lifelong Learners' book for fall, "The Complete Stories," by Flannery O'Connor, is available for purchase in the Book Shop.


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.

Opening Convocation Aug. 31 (virtual event)

Celebrate the start of the new academic year and welcome the class of 2024 with a virtual Opening Convocation at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. The convocation speaker is Thi Bui, author of "The Best We Could Do," the summer 2020 reading. Thi Bui came to the United States in 1978 as part of the "boat people" wave of refugees fleeing Southeast Asia at the end of the Vietnam War. Her graphic novel delivers personal narratives of multiple generations, set against the complex history of Vietnam in the 20th century. Opening Convocation is required for Paideia students as part of their coursework. A link will be available to the public for this live-streamed event. Limited copies of the book are still available for faculty and staff in the Luther College Book Shop.

Service of Dedication

Traditionally held in August for faculty and staff before classes begin, this year's Service of Dedication will welcome the full campus community to the academic year as part of Homecoming Weekend in October. Details and a link to this virtual event will be available in September.


Welcome, new hires

Jack Lunderby started his position as Global Learning intern/Larsen Hall housing assistant on Aug. 10. His office is Larsen Hall 125, telephone 387-1058.

Dustin Rhoads started his position as tennis coaching intern on Aug. 10. His office is Regents Center 14E, telephone 387-1702.

Celebrations this week

Aug. 18: Ann Mansfield, Sherri Skarin
Aug. 19: Nancy Hovden
Aug. 20: Sherry Alcock, Teresa Wisher
Aug. 21: Janet Hunter
Aug. 22: Miko Kominami, Phillip Iversen
Aug. 23: Abby Romme, Clara Muggli-Toyloy, Jane Venes, Kirk Johnson, Stephanie Henscheid

Aug. 20: Tom Berger, 25 years
Aug. 23: Derek R. Sweet, 15 years
Aug. 24: Steven J. Holland, 15 years

Position openings

Director of Marketing Operations (1.0 FTE) to work alongside the Creative Director and Director of Marketing and PR, and reporting directly to the Executive Director for Strategic Marketing and Communications, the Director of Marketing Operations will design, build, and manage the websites, systems, tools, and analytics platforms that enable Luther College to effectively market to a variety of different audiences. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of marketing; is driven to improve efficiency, processes, and the customer experience; thrives on analytics; and can partner with key departments across campus to maximize engagement with our main audiences. A Bachelor's degree and at least five years of work experience in a marketing operations role, as well as extensive experience overseeing the integration of digital marketing strategies is required.

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


The Luther College Book Shop was featured in the cover story of the National Association of College Stores "Campus Marketplace" newsletter. Thank you to the Book Shop and their campus partners for their efforts in providing continued service to our students while mitigating health risk to the Luther community. 

Loren Toussaint and colleagues at Harvard University, Hope College, and Stetson University recently published a test for COVID prevention behaviors. This is not a blood test, but a behavioral test. The test assesses the degree to which a person is engaging in recommended health behaviors to avoid exposure  to and/or infection by the coronavirus. The measure is available by contacting Loren Toussaint <touslo01> and will be published in a forthcoming issue of Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Ideas and Creations

Coming back to campus—or starting here, new, for the first time!—to this strange and wonderful new academic year may feel a bit more disorienting than usual. In "The People Are Thirsty", Pastor Anne Edison-Albright asks us to recognize "come to the water" moments and offers a word of prayer.


For sale: Safety 1st onBoard 35 LT infant car seat and base for sale. Used for 18 months with one child. Never in an accident. This seat is in pristine condition. Includes infant insert. This seat is rated for 4-35 pounds and is suitable from birth. Manufacture date is 08/2018. $45. Contact Maggie at <fonsma01>.

Wanted: Small apartment or room for rent for Luther Faculty Member. I am a sabbatical replacement for the fall semester. Would like to rent from September or October through the end of January. Contact <fowlev02>.


And finally...

In August
by Paul Laurence Dunbar 

When August days are hot an' dry,
When burning copper is the sky,
I 'd rather fish than feast or fly
In airy realms serene and high.

I'd take a suit not made for looks,
Some easily digested books,
Some flies, some lines, some bait, some hooks,
Then would I seek the bays and brooks.

I would eschew mine every task,
In Nature's smiles my soul should bask,
And I methinks no more could ask,
Except--perhaps--one little flask.

In case of accident, you know,
Or should the wind come on to blow,
Or I be chilled or capsized, so,
A flask would be the only go.

Then could I spend a happy time,--
A bit of sport, a bit of rhyme
(A bit of lemon, or of lime,
To make my bottle's contents prime).

When August days are hot an' dry,
I won't sit by an' sigh or die,
I 'll get my bottle (on the sly)
And go ahead, and fish, and lie!