CIES Weekly Newsletter April 10 - April 16, 2022


  • Looking for an opportunity to earn money while learning, connecting, and serving the Luther community? Luther Summer Employment is the place for you. Students who work on campus over the summer have the opportunity to:

    Experience summer in Decorah

    Live on-campus if you work more than 20 hours per week

    Connect with others across campus as you work with Luther students, staff, and faculty

    Build career readiness skills within and outside of higher education

    To see open positions check out Luther's Handshake positions and search "Summer Luther College" to find the opportunities that fit you best. Check out the Summer Employment website for more information and this tutorial for how to log in and find a position in Handshake. If you have further questions please contact [email protected].

  • Explore Interstride! A tool for international students to find jobs, immigration support, and network. The Career Center is encouraging international students to explore Interstride. This is a service that can help you to:

    Find a US internship or a job that sponsors H-1B
    Look for international job opportunities
    Learn about the Job search process CPT, OPT, & STEM OPT Extension
    Prep for job interviews
    Register for upcoming webinars on topics of interest such as “Immigrating to Canada: The ins and outs of the Canadian immigration system” and “Career Networking in the U.S.”

    (Email the Career Center, [email protected] or Jorge Contreras, Career Peer Advisor, [email protected] if you have any questions).

  • Apply to lead YOUR Student Body! - Applications due Friday, April 15th, 2022 @11:59pm! Student Senate is accepting President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary application for next year at this link. Our application for class representatives will follow this initial election. The full guidelines for the election can be found here. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 
  • Looking for help to file your taxes? Call the Decorah Public Library Vita Tax Volunteer program at 563-277-7246 to set up an appointment to get this done.
  • Meal Accommodations During Ramadan! The Council for Faith and Life has been working with dining services to make the following options possible:
    • Impacted students can exchange caf swipes for dining dollars, which can be used in the evenings to purchase food at Marty's. This is a $17 exchange, so dining services is hopeful that this will be a sufficient dollar amount to provide adequate dinner food. Students would work directly with dining services to make this exchange a week at a time.
    • Marty's is back to a full menu, so there are a reasonable variety of options; however, martys is currently closed Friday and Saturday evenings.
    • The CFAL is partnering with community organizations, student organizations, and area congregations to provide meals for these evenings. These dinner meals will be served at the tables outside Oneota Market in the Union.
    • If there is a need and desire, dining services can also help provide breakfast items.
    • Students who are interested in any/all of the above options -- dining dollar exchange, Friday/Saturday dinners, and/or breakfast should fill out this Google Form.


  • The BTQ Talent Show will be held Saturday, April 23rd in Marty's! Mark your calendars for this awesome 90's throwback themed show! The show starts at 7:30pm! Tickets are available here!
  • Interested in pursuing a career in medicine? Join the University of Iowa's Virtual Carver College of Medicine Spring Advisors Session Thursday, April 14th from 12pm-1pm on Zoom. Register to attend and submit questions here.
  • Register for the National Student Leadership Diversity Convention! The National Student Leadership Diversity Convention is the largest national gathering of student leaders and campus based advisors to address the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging our campuses today. Through experiential workshops, keynote sessions, and round table discussions teams of students will explore various elements of diversity and how they affect themselves and their campuses. During the conference students will be led through facilitated workshops to develop a Campus Action Plan for a program or event that the teams selects to work on together on in order to bring back a piece of the NSLDC experience to their own campuses. The in-person conference will be held April 22-23 in New York City. The virtual conference will be held April 30th. Request for conference support is available here!