Tuesday, Aug. 3

TUESDAY 8/03/2021

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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.


Upcoming Internet outages Aug. 5 and Aug. 9

At approximately 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, and at approximately 11 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9, Luther's Internet connection will experience short outages while maintenance is performed.

KATIE migrated to MFA authentication

KATIE now uses the MFA authentication system in place for systems like Norse Hub. For those who have not used MFA authentication yet, more information is available on the Technology Help Desk website on how to configure multi-factor authentication settings.

Friendship Families still wanted

The Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success (CIES) is still recruiting 2021-22 Friendship Families to partner with our large group of incoming international students arriving in August. The goal of the program is to promote international understanding and friendship, develop an appreciation of how others live and view the world, and assist new students in the process of adjustment to Luther College and the United States. You can work with one or more students and can choose whether to engage with your student(s) in person or virtually. CIES plans to host several in-person events for the entire group, including a welcome potluck and a pumpkin carving event. Please fill out the 2021-22 Friendship Family Interest Form to indicate your interest in the program. Email Clara Muggli-Toyloy <mugglicl> with questions.

New Student Orientation schedule

For an outline of this year's first-year move in and New Student Orientation visit the New Students website. Details are subject to change.

Aquatic Center closed for maintenance

The Luther College Aquatic Center will be closed through Monday, Aug. 9, for annual maintenance. Please contact Aaron Zander <aaron.zander> with questions.

Subscribe to the Dining Services e-newsletter

To stay in the Dining Services loop on specials, schedules and hours over school breaks, subscribe to the Luther College Dining Services e-newsletter. It is sent out once a month with the most up-to-date reminders and information regarding all things Luther College Dining Services.

Luther College Writers Festival registration now open

Registration is now open for the sixth biennial Luther College Writers Festival, taking place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25. Celebrating the rich diversity of contemporary imaginative writers, participants will enjoy in-person keynote addresses, craft sessions, featured readings, and panels all led by well-known writers.

Book Shop news

The Book Shop has copies of Robin Kinnerer's books for sale, "Braiding Sweetgrass" and "Gathering Moss." Author, professor and founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and Environment, Kimmerer was the recent keynote speaker at the 2021 Midwest Environmental Educators Conference held recently at Luther College. 


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, August 3–Monday, August 9!


Welcome, new hires

Roberto Coral started as the accounting clerk-cash transactions on July 12. Roberto's office is Main 118, telephone 387-2104.

New position

Rachel Vsetecka started as the director of stewardship and special events on Aug. 1. Rachel's office is Loyalty Hall 210,  telephone 387-1286.

Celebrations this week

Aug. 3: Corey Silberstein
Aug. 4: Jesse Mulert, Miriam Skrade
Aug. 6: Jennifer Achenbach, Kate Frentzel, Doug Nelson
Aug. 8: Sheryl Sievert
Aug. 9: Scott Mittman, Brad Phillips, Nicole Sheppard, Mark Thorne

Aug. 5: Edward C. Atwell, 30 years; Deanna Casterton, 30 years


To Nancy Gates Madsen on the death of her father, John Gates of Wooster, Ohio, who passed away on July 11. 

Position openings

Administrative Assistant in the Music Department (1.0 FTE): Position to provide administrative assistance to the department head and perform a variety of duties assisting faculty members and department head. Assistant will act as office manager for the department by monitoring faculty load, part-time pay authorizations and budgets, scheduling courses, and updating student and department guidelines. Other duties will include keeping student records in regard to music majors, ensembles, proficiency results, recitals, lessons, and grades. High school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of two years office-related experience required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and have the ability to exercise independent judgment.

Custodial Staff Member (0.75 FTE): Position will maintain building appearance and cleanliness in all areas, including lobbies, entrances, classrooms, offices, hallways, kitchens, conference rooms, staircases, study lounges, restrooms, and shower rooms. Hours will typically be 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Monday–Friday. High School Diploma and/or equivalent preferred but not required.

Regents Center Custodian (1.0 FTE): Position will monitor the campus schedule for events that are held at the Regents Center. The custodial staff member maintains building appearance including lobbies, entrances, classrooms, offices, hallways, break rooms, auditoriums, SRC, conference rooms, staircases, restrooms, shower rooms, weight rooms and gymnasium. Hours will typically be 4 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. High School Diploma and/or equivalent preferred but not required.

Weekend Custodian (0.75 FTE): Position has the opportunity to interact with students, staff, faculty, and the community on a daily basis. Custodian will support student life as well as events on campus. This role will have access to areas across campus and support the cleaning and sanitation in residence halls as well as academic spaces. Typical work schedule is noon–6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 6 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent preferred but not required. Valid driver's license required.

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


Wanda Deifelt's article "Decoloniality, Ecology and Sustainability" was published in the  journal of the International Academy of Applied Theology.

Ideas and Creations blog

In her post, Staying True to Our Values with a Reimagined Dorian Summer Music Camp in 2021, Shelly Schaeufele '92 shares how the Dorian camp staff met the challenge of giving students a meaningful choral experience while observing COVID19 protocols.

In her post, For Kids Who Love the Wild…, Adrienne Clefisch '23 writes about Discovery Camps being for exploring, learning, and making new friends. As a camp assistant this year, she gained even more - a confirmation of a potential vocation and greater appreciation of the natural world.

In the post, Sharing the Results of Music-Making Experiences, Jill Wilson shares her experience with two students who used their music practicums to engage with secondary students, build community, and create an outlet for music expressio


For sale: 2" Pure Green Natural Latex queen-size mattress topper from SleepOnLatex. Soft (20 ILD). Slept on less than a week. In like-new condition. Pictures available upon request. $70. Contact <maggie.britton>.

For sale: Chocolate-brown suede loveseat in excellent condition, $50. You haul. Not a sleeper, and that's the only reason I'm selling it. There are two cats in my house now, but they've never touched this. Pictures available on request. Email <amy.weldon>.

For sale: 2008 Toyota Matrix, 4-door hatchback with silver exterior, power windows, and cruise control. Good condition. Asking $4,100. Contact <greeto02>.

For sale: Marin "Bobcat Trail 5" Mountain Bike. Like-new (2017) Marin mountain bike with an aluminum frame (medium size), carbon-fiber front fork, 1x10 (10 speed), hydraulic disc brakes, and 29-inch tires. Son only rode this bike part of two summers. $1,000. Contact <lescje01> or call 563-277-0016.

For sale: Ekornes Stressless "Spirit" Leather Chair and Ottoman. Mocha (or dark brown) with natural wood pedestals. The original purchase price was $2,500. Asking $700. It is a wide chair with an adjustable head rest, so it would work for a pretty large/tall individual. At 13 years old, it has some wear and small scratches, but is basically a lifetime chair. Also have the original purchase receipt and instruction manuals. Call or text Steve, 612-325-3753.

For sale: Yamaha Clavinova CVP-35 Electric Keyboard/Piano with bench and cover. $500. Dimensions: 55-3/4" x 23" x 32-1/8". Weight: 132 lbs. Features: AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generator, Multiple voice selectors and controls, piano-like touch response, rhythm selectors and controls, keyboard percussion options, performance memory, Pedal controls. Jacks and connectors: Headphones x2, AUX. OUT R&L/L+R, OPTIONAL IN R/L, MIDI IN/OUT THRU. Main amplifiers: 60W (30 W x 2). Call or text Steve, 612-325-3753.

For rent: Two bedroom downtown Decorah apartment at 211 1/2 W Water St. Skylights provide a lot of natural light. New washer/dryer and refrigerator. No pets. No smoking. Available in August. Call 563-419-2545 or stop by J Tupys and ask for Joan.

For rent: One bedroom apartment near Luther College at 508 Center Street, $400/month. Shared basement laundry in three unit apartment house. Water, heat, garbage included. No smoking and no pets. Contact Paul, <mullpa01> or 612-258-8428, for more information.


And finally...

"When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat." - Mark Twain

Happy National Watermelon Day!