Tuesday, Aug. 10

TUESDAY 8/10/2021

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Being Community updates

Being Community Weekly Updates email for faculty, staff, and students started publication again last Friday after a summer hiatus. The August 6 update is posted online.

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.


HR updates

Return to regular work hours
The college will return to regular work hours, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday, on Monday, Aug. 16, (two weeks prior to the start of classes).

Staff Handbook updates
A June 2021 updated Staff Handbook is on the HR website along with a summary of three major changes. Please call HR at 387-1415 if you have questions. Thank you.

'Security Update Applied to Drive' email messages

Google has been sending email notices regarding upcoming security updates that will be applied to Google Drive in mid-September. The emails are legitimate and a link is in the email indicating which of your files will be impacted. Another link provides directions on how to properly share files going forward. The Technology Help Desk is available to assist you with this transition and will be reviewing additional procedural guidance from Google as it becomes available.

August Luther Works Summit

This fall kicks off the Luther Works work study program. If you are a work study supervisor then you are a Luther Works Leader. Join others at an in-person Luther Works Summit to learn more about leading work study students and helpful tools that are being developed.

  • 8:30–10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, Peace Dining Hall.
  • 8:30–10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, Baker Commons.

Nordic Brew closed/Oneota Market open

Nordic Brew will be closed Aug. 17–27. Oneota Market will open Aug. 17 for regular business hours of 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Friday.

Napkin holder advertising requests

Any approved campus organization, department or office may reserve advertising space in the Cafeteria napkin holders for up to one week at a time. To place a request, fill out the Napkin Holder Advertisement Request form and the Dining Services Office will verify via email if the requested week is available to advertise. Please be considerate of other groups and only reserve up to one week per month. Questions or comments contact Dining Services <diningservices>.

KATIE migrated to multi-factor authentication

KATIE now uses the multi-factor authentication system in place for systems like Norse Hub. For those who have not used multi-factor 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.

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.

Meet Luther's new Director of College Ministries and College Pastor

Melissa Bills has been named director of College Ministries and college pastor at Luther. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Bills has served as associate pastor for First Lutheran Church in Decorah since 2013. Beginning on Aug. 23, Bills will bring her thought-provoking sermons to Luther’s worship services in the Center for Faith and Life. She will also lead and coordinate Luther's multiple ministries supporting students' faith life both on and off campus; provide mentoring, vocational discernment, spiritual formation support, care and communication to students and the wider Luther community; and support partnership with the ELCA and ecumenical and interfaith organizations in higher education. 

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 10–Monday, August 16!


Welcome, new hires

Sarah Brandt started as the stewardship and events coordinator on July 30. Sarah's office is 2nd floor Loyalty, telephone 387-1525.

New position

Teage Luther started as the assistant director of Res Life/staff development on July 19. Teage's office is Farwell Hall Director's office, telephone 387-2184.

Tara Quass started the position of executive assistant to the President on Aug. 3. Tara's office is Dahl Centennial Union 236, telephone 387-1527. Sally Ming will continue temporarily as a part-time executive assistant in a remote capacity.

Celebrations this week

Aug. 10: Brittany Cord, Alisa Winsauer
Aug. 11: Heather Cote, Paul Dittmer, Amanda Huinker, Chandra Jennings
Aug. 13: Emily Dirks, Miola Gossman, Cathy Nelson, Stephanie Travers
Aug. 14: Emma Brooks, Laurie Christopher, Ruth Hageman, Lynne Postudensek Hart
Aug. 16: Alexander Steding

Aug. 12: Elizabeth Finanger, 12 years
Aug. 14: Jeff O'Gara, 25 years
Aug. 15: Stu Johnston, 35 years

Celebration of life

A celebration of life open house for Dodi Bernatz, a 26-year employee of Luther, will be held at Pulpit Rock Brewery from 5–9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. No gifts or cards please. Instead, consider a donation to your favorite cause or use the money for purchasing your favorite Pulpit Rock beverage. Some members of the family are immunocompromised, so face coverings will be required while in the event center.


To Kendall Thompson on the death of his mother, Glenice June Thompson, who passed away on July 30.

To Julie Bakken and family on the death of her brother, Robert Forde of Decorah. Robert passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah at 11 a.m. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral.

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.

Bookshop Marketing and Merchandise Buyer (1.0 FTE): Position will coordinate all promotions and events, maintain bookstore website and social media accounts, purchase books and gift items and perform various duties in the day-to-day operation of the bookstore. High School education and retail and/or marketing experience is required. Knowledge of social media platforms, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office Suite are essential. Computer science/coding background is helpful. Must be a self-starter on tech research and ongoing marketing research.

Multimedia Lead (1.0 FTE): Position works with faculty, staff, and students and participates on the User Services and Multimedia teams within Information Technology Services to promote and support the effective uses of video, audio, textual, graphical, and other electronic media in support of both online and on-campus teaching, learning, research, and administrative purposes. The Multimedia Lead also plans, develops, and manages the operations of the Digital Media Center which includes the Multimedia Lab, the Multimedia Studio, the Photo Studio, the One Button Studio, and the Makerspace. Baccalaureate degree is required along with at least two years of experience in multimedia technologies. Experience in higher education is strongly preferred. Also preferred is experience or skill in leadership, team-building, and troubleshooting standard operating systems, productivity suites, printing, audio, video, and broadcast technologies.

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.

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.


An interview with Amy Weldon on technology, writing, and teaching is up now at Ruminate Magazine.

Ideas and Creations blog

Is working for free worth your time and energy? In his post, Are Unpaid Internships Worth it?, Matias Parada '22 shares what he's learned this summer and how it's impacted his major, career, and relationships in the community.

In the post Co-Directors Embark on Luther's 50th Year of the Nottingham Program, Ben Moore gives a first-hand account of what it's like for the co-directors of this year's Nottingham Program to get settled in, immerse themselves in the area's history, and navigate the path set before them by previous directors.


For sale: Brand new, all-weather, farmhouse outdoor wall lantern light ("barn light"). Antique bronze. Great for over garage or entryway. $35. 14"x14"x12" (LWH). I can send a picture. Contact <franch05>.

For sale: SnapLock Chicken Coop. Have you been thinking about adding chickens to your homestead? This is the perfect coop for those who live in town and want an attractive backyard coop or those in the country downsizing to a household flock. SnapLock system keeps chickens safe from predators. Includes feeding supplies including two heated water bowls, heat lamp (for production in winter months) several feeders and a chick feeder for your new flock. See the manufacturer's website for additional specks and details. Photos available by request! Contact <rhodbr01>.

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: 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: Large 4-bedroom, remodeled home. Rare opportunity to rent a newer remodeled home with over 3,100 sq. ft. finished. Master bedroom with private bath and tile walk-in shower. Three bedrooms on the main level, one bedroom in the lower level and large office. 2-car attached garage and located 1/2 block from Phelps park. No pets/no smoking. References required. $1,400/month and tenant is responsible for all utilities. Email <[email protected]> for a rental application.

For rent: One bedroom house. Nice, furnished one bedroom house for rent in residential area near downtown. Available through the end of the school year. Rent is $600 per month plus utilities. Renter will be responsible for shoveling sidewalk in front of the house. Absolutely no smoking, no animals, and no parties. Contact <larsma02>. 

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.

Free: Kittens. Super cute, born May 14th, 2 gray, 1 black and white, and 1 multi-colored. Outside cats, will use a litterbox in garage, very tame. Contact <fulldo01>.

Multi-family yard sale: 305 Hillcrest Drive, Decorah. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, and 8–11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Youth boys and girls clothes, women's clothes and shoes, kid bikes, car seats, furniture, and lots of household items.


And finally...

If you have more cucumbers than you know what to do with, try Geri Tlusty's tried and true refrigerator pickle recipe. She always has them on hand for her grandkids who eat them by the bucket-full.

Refrigerator Pickles

  • 1 ice cream pail full of sliced cucumbers
  • 4 c. sugar
  • 4 c. vinegar
  • 1/2 c. salt
  • 1 1/3 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 1/3 tsp. mustard seed
  • Thinly sliced onions (optional)

Slice cucumbers and fill ice cream pail. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over cucumbers. Chill, let sit, and enjoy!