Tuesday, Aug. 25

TUESDAY 8/25/2020

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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. 


Parking restriction notice

On Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday Aug. 30, Luther will be filled with excitement as first-year students, and their families, experience the joy of moving into our residence halls. For many this will be an emotional experience as the students embark on a new adventure and parents see them on their way. In order to help facilitate the move-in process we will be reserving parking areas near the halls to accommodate the movers. Special parking restrictions will go into effect starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29. The small parking lot south of Ylvisaker and the lot north of Valders will be reserved for vehicles unloading for move in. High Street, between Jenson and Campus House, will be designated as a one-way street, west to east, so moving vehicles may park on the north side of the street. There will be no parking on the south side of the street. Faculty, staff, and students are asked to refrain from parking in these areas. Thank you for your cooperation in extending this welcome to the new members of the Luther community.      

Office for Financial Services window

The OFS Window is now open! Our updated hours are 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. The dropbox is still available for deposit outside these hours. If you need to meet with someone, contact us at 563-387-1015 to set up an appointment. We request that you stop by the window before entering to help us minimize the number of visitors in our office at one time.

Mail Center hours

The Mail Center will extend its summer hours through the month of September. The Mail Center window will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and remain closed on Saturdays. We will continue to monitor the needs of the Luther student body and adjust our hours, in the subsequent months, as necessary. Contact Jeff Naatz <naatje01> if you have questions.

Document Center hours

Customer hours at the Document Center are temporarily changing to 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wherever possible, we will deliver jobs around campus to maintain social distancing at the Document Center. Contact Jeff Naatz <naatje01> if you have questions.

Mail Center: Orientation Weekend, August 29-30

The Mail Center window hours are 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to allow incoming students a chance to pick up packages and try out their mailboxes.

Oneota Market is now open

Oneota Market is now open 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday! Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to allow personal cups or containers to be brought in.  

CEPE book discussion

"White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity." As the nation faces a reckoning on racial justice, Robert P. Jones delivers a provocative examination of the unholy relationship between American Christianity and white supremacy, asserting that white Christians have long constructed and sustained a project of protecting white supremacy and opposing black equality. Join an upcoming book discussion (Sept. 22 and Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.) to prepare for Jones' virtual presentation to the community at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement (CEPE).

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 reopened 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.

Susan (Maclay) Blackman estate leaves lasting impact

A major gift from the estate of Regent Emerita Susan (Maclay) Blackman '64 will support multiple funds at Luther. After her death in February 2020, an estate gift of more than $500,000 was donated to multiple funds at Luther including the Career Connections Fund, the Susan Maclay Blackman Fellowship for Study Abroad fund, the Main Building Project, the Luther Fund, the Luther College Regent's Promise Scholarship and the Vienna Residency Endowment.

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 intends to move forward with fall competition in women's and men's cross country, women's golf, and women's tennis. Official fall schedule is pending.

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.


Welcome, new hires

Jesse Winter started his position as science technical support staff on Aug. 17. His offices are Valders 277 and Sampson Hoffland Lab 190E, telephone 387-1712 and 387-1559. 

Paula Hicks started her position as administrative assistant for Safety, Security and Information Services on Aug. 18. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 101A, telephone 387-2000.

Joshua Ratel-Khan started his position as interim assistant director of the Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success on Aug. 19. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 113A, telephone 387-1431.

Celebrations this week

Aug. 25: Alan Wenthold, Dalton Little, Maryna Bazylevych
Aug. 26: AJ Perling, Deborah Norland, Stephanie Fretham
Aug. 27: Richard Merritt
Aug. 28: Christopher Hale, Karla Gilbert, Suzy Hilgerson
Aug. 29: Chris Garcia-Prats, Rachel Vsetecka
Aug. 30: Armandina Torres Quiroz, Hadiga Afzal, Nancy Barry, Wayne Tudor
Aug. 31: Nathan Leistikow, Rebecca Sullivan

Aug. 25: Amy E. Weldon, 15 years; Brooke Joyce, 15 years; Elizabeth K. Steding, 15 years; Germano G. Streese, 15 years; Greg Peterson, 15 years; Richard Mtisi, 15 years; Robert J. Christman, 15 years; Victoria Christman, 15 years
Aug. 26: Perry R. Halse, 35 years; Angela M. Kueny, 10 years; Holly G. Moore, 10 years; Jeff Boeke, 10 years; Kate Elliot, 10 years; Maryna Y. Bazylevych, 10 years; Mike Johnson, 10 years; Molly McNicoll, 10 years
Aug. 28: Julia A. Hageman, 25 years
Aug. 30: Michelle Larson, 10 years; Jennifer R. Self, 15 years

Emily Neal is concluding 15 years of service at Luther College in the Center for Sustainable Communities and will begin teaching in the Postville School District this fall. We thank her for her boundless enthusiasm, passion for environmental education, and deep commitment to Luther's students as well as young people throughout our area.

Position openings

Float Custodial Staff Member (1.0 FTE): Will assist in maintaining building appearance which consists of all areas including lobbies, entrances, classrooms, offices, hallways, breakrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, staircases, study lounges, restrooms, shower rooms and kitchens. Regular work shift will be 5 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Laundry Attendant (.83 FTE, 10-months per year): Responsible for the laundering of athletic practice and game uniforms as well as other materials as instructed. Work must be performed during the evening-early morning hours, but shift start time is negotiable. Some weekend hours will be required for special events/tournaments. No specific educational training or experience is necessary. Mostly on-the-job training.

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


Jim Martin-Schramm was the keynote speaker for the Grace Institute for Spiritual Formation. He gave two presentations on the theme, "Loving Creation," Aug. 15-16.


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: Room or small apartment for college student studying remotely in Decorah for several months this fall. Our grandniece is hoping to spend some time in Decorah to be near family and to help our daughter's family with childcare. If you have room to house her, please email Carol <gilbertc> or Mark <mugglimz>.


And finally...

"To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try." - Rosa Parks