Tuesday, Dec. 14

TUESDAY 12/14/2021

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Being Community updates

EAST testing schedule
Asymptomatic COVID testing is available for employees and students at EAST this week. There has been a change in schedule. Slots are available on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 8:30-11:45 a.m. Book your appointment online up to 12 hours in advance. On the appointment website, look for "Asymptomatic COVID Testing for Luther Community Members."

Slots are also available on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Call EAST at 563-419-1826 to make appointments for those slots.

This testing service is free of charge. Anyone being tested must have no COVID symptoms and should be feeling healthy at the time of their appointment. Masks are required at the testing site, located at 404 High St. If you are planning on using this test to travel, please verify that antigen tests will be accepted for your flight.

Alert Level 2 Teal
On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the CRT and President Ward determined that Luther College was in Alert Level Teal. Face masks are now required indoors with several exceptions. Luther will remain in teal until at least Wednesday, Dec. 15. The CRT has made some adjustments to the description of operations for this alert level. They can be found on the Alert Levels and Indicators webpage.

The Being Community website is the hub of information and inspiration for Luther's approach to the 2021-22 academic year. We invite community questions and feedback.


Network maintenance announcement

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m., Luther's internet connection will experience several outages to allow our campus network firewall to be upgraded.

Free Little Pantry accepting donations

The Free Little Pantry, located in the Union next to the Welcome Desk, is accepting donations. Shelf-stable food items are appreciated including peanut butter, cans with pop-tops, popcorn, snacks, etc. as well as hygiene products. Thank you to all who have supported and continue to support the Free Little Pantry. 

Hot Reads for Cold Nights

This winter break and J-term, give yourself permission to read a book (or two or three) for fun! With Preus Library’s Hot Reads for Cold Nights winter reading program, you could win fun prizes simply by reading. Open to all students, faculty, and staff, whether on or off campus. Prize drawings will take place in January. More information here. Happy reading, Norse!​

Green Dot Workshop on December 21!

Join us Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 9:35-10:50 a.m. in Mott Room in the Union for a Green Dot Workshop. Green Dot is a bystander intervention program that gives employees the tools and resources to measurably reduce interpersonal violence. The Green Dot Workshop for faculty and staff introduces the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role college employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture. This workshop is interactive and action-oriented. Bring your smartphone. Please RSVP to <kasey.nikkel> or <jepsje01> to join! Visit alteristic.org for more information.

Build your own walking taco/baked potato bar

Start of Christmas week with a yummy lunch at Oneota Market on Monday, Dec. 20. Grab your friends and co-workers and enjoy a build your own walking taco/baked potato bar.

Dining Services Holiday Break hours

Thursday, Dec. 16: Close at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17 - Saturday, Jan. 1: Closed
Sunday, Jan. 2: Dinner 5-7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 16: Close at 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 2: Closed

Nordic Brew, C-Store
Thursday, Dec. 16: Close at 2 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 2: Closed

Thursday, Dec. 16 - Sunday, Jan. 2: Closed

Sunnyside Cafe
Monday, Dec. 13 - Wednesday, Dec. 15: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 16 - Sunday, Jan. 2: Closed

Oneota Market
Wednesday, Dec. 23 - Sunday, Jan. 2: Closed

Christmas at Luther on demand tickets

If you weren't able to attend a spectacular Christmas at Luther performance, don't fear! On demand tickets are available. From the time of purchase, you have 72 hours to view the on demand video as many times as you wish. The final purchase date for on demand tickets is Dec. 23. The performance shown on demand is the Sunday livestream.

NQFL canceled

Due to Luther being in Alert Level Teal, the December Not Quite Free Lunch is canceled. We hope to see everyone in January!

Employee yoga class

An employee yoga class will be starting Jan. 10 with Molly Gallagher as the instructor. Class will be held on Mondays from 1:30-2:15 p.m. for the four weeks of J-term. Wellness will subsidize the total fee so your cost is a mere $20! Sign up soon as this is a great opportunity for all current employees and their spouses.

HR Update

Thank you to all who have received their COVID booster shot. HR is not collecting the information for booster shots. However, if you have recently received your 1st and/or 2nd COVID vaccine but haven’t sent the information to HR, please do so as soon as possible through Norse Hub

Book Shop news

Christmas items 25% off
Get your holiday shopping done, here on campus, while enjoying 25% off Christmas items. A few exceptions apply.

Christmas at Luther CD available
The 2021 [email protected] CD is now available in the Book Shop for $14. If you prefer a digital download, that option will be available early 2022.

College Ministries

Advent candlelight prayer walk
Join Pastor Melissa for a (battery) candle-lit prayer walk on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Meet in the CFL lobby to share an opening song and prayer prompt, before walking an introspective loop around campus with your candle. Bundle up to walk outside (in case of severe weather, we'll walk inside the CFL instead). All students, staff, and faculty are welcome.


January Chapel preview

Chapel will resume on Monday, Jan. 3, at 10:30 a.m. for a star-themed worship of songs, readings, and star words (a practice of prayerfully setting intentions for the new year). All chapel activities will take place in the CFL Recital Hall. January’s chapel rhythm continues as follows:

Chapel: Mondays in January at 10:30 a.m.
Labyrinth (self-guided): Wednesday and Fridays in January 10-11 a.m.
Holden Evening Prayer: Wednesday afternoons in January at 4:30 p.m.

Events this week

Visit the online Calendar of Events for a list of Luther events happening from Tuesday, Dec. 14–Monday, Dec. 20. For a complete listing of athletic events, visit luthernorse.com. Contact <schedule> to add a listing and description of your campus event to the calendar.


Celebrations this week

Dec. 16: Lane Rahlf, Eugene Vanda
Dec. 17: Keri Bodensteiner
Dec. 18: Bruce Larson
Dec. 19: Cindy Blue, Melanie Malila
Dec. 20: Gregory Patton

Position openings

Assistant volleyball coach (.83 FTE): This shared position will be full-time from August through May with June and July off. The assistant volleyball coach will be 50% of the position. During winter-spring 2021-22, the other 50% will be admissions visit assistant. Beginning Aug. 1, 2022, the admissions responsibilities will be replaced by live-in hall manager responsibilities. Housing may be available winter-summer 2021-22 before hall manager responsibilities begin.

Bookshop clothing buyer (1.0 FTE): The buyer performs various duties in the day-to-day running of the bookstore. This includes sales forecasting, purchasing, establishing ship dates, artwork approval and revisions, receiving merchandise and invoicing. High School education and retail experience is required. Exceptional customer service and communication skills are vital. Must be a self-starter and have knowledge of clothing trend research and on-going marketing research. 

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.


Luther's spring 2021 opera production of "Dido and Aeneas" was awarded first place in Division II of the National Opera Association's 2020-21 Opera Production Competition. This was the first time Luther has entered this national contest. Congratulations to all who were involved!


Lost and found: Found on Dec. 7 at Staff Christmas meeting - a set of ear buds. Please call Marsha Wenthold at 387-1415 if you think they are yours.

Free: The Document Center has large boxes (not paper boxes) if you need them for gifts or moving.

For sale: TransferMaster Supernal 5 home hospital bed. Head, foot, and hi-low adjustable. Wireless hand control. Electronic components hidden so that the bed blends in with home decor. Like new. $500. Contact <greeto02>.

For sale: Get your 2022 Walking Decorah Calendar now! Designed by Jay Raabe, the calendar is illustrated with 12 new sites for the local Decorah traveler to seek out on foot or pedal. Click here to order today in time for Christmas.

Wanted: We are two Luther students who need a place off-campus to rent second semester (Feb-May). If any professors are going on sabbatical, we would also be willing to house sit. We have a cat that serves as an ESA. He is so nice. We can provide references from professors if needed. Let us know if you’d be willing to rent or if you know someone with a place. Thanks! Contact <dovrju01>.

Wanted: Fifth-year student at Luther looking for an apartment to rent. I am a very quiet, clean and responsible person who studies most of my time. I do not party, drink or smoke and do not have any pets. I am looking to rent from January or February to the end of May or June). I can provide references from my professors and work supervisors if needed. Please contact me at <chudu01>.


And finally...

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is Sister Baking Day. Each year my sisters and I get together to bake a bunch of goodies and then we deliver plates of treats to our friends and family. Here is a helpful post on how to put together a delicious and beautiful holiday cookie box if you want some inspiration and perhaps start your own tradition!