Tuesday, March 25

TUESDAY 3/25/14

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Spring Break Hours

Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Center
March 25-28: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
March 29: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
March 30: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

March 25-29: Closed
March 30: 5-7 p.m.

Oneota Market
March 25-28: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 29-30: Closed

Marty's and Nordic Brew
March 25-30: Closed
March 31 (Marty's): 10:30 a.m.-midnight
March 31 (Nordic Brew): 7:30 a.m.-midnight

Book Shop
March 25-28: Regular hours
March 29-30: Closed
March 31: Regular hours

Mail Center/SPO
March 25-29: Closed

Legends Fitness Center
March 25-28
: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 29-30
: Closed

Preus Library
March 25-28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 29: Closed
March 30: 6 p.m.-midnight

Reminder: Staff Excellence Award

Staff and faculty are invited to nominate an administrative or support staff person for the Staff Excellence Awards. Nominations are due April 11 in the Human Resources office. Winners will be announced at the Luther College Staff Day. More information about the award and the nomination process, as well as the nomination form, can be found at http://www.luther.edu/hr/award/.

Luther lighting and HVAC study

Luther College has contracted with Michaels Energy to conduct a campus wide room-by-room study of Luther's lighting and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning infrastructure. Luther students have been trained to conduct this analysis and may ask individuals brief questions about the lighting and HVAC conditions in their office. This study is an important piece of Luther's ongoing attempt to reduce energy costs and the college's carbon footprint. Contact Stratis, <gianst01> or 387-1809, with questions.

Admissions request for faculty help

In an effort to reach the institutional goal of enrolling 700 new students this fall, the admissions staff is asking for help from faculty in reaching out to prospective students. Research strongly suggests that prospective students are swayed by interaction with faculty members. Admissions is looking for faculty members willing to call students believed to benefit from the contact.

There are several Sundays left for this project, March 30, April 6 and April 13. Faculty who are willing to sign up for one or more evenings and receive a complimentary dinner click here. An admissions staff member will be in touch with more details at a later date for those who fill out the form. Contact Scot with questions, <schasc01>.

Massage therapist available

Just a reminder that Luther's massage therapist is available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, in Health Services. Call 387-1045 for an appointment.

walkLuther coming soon

walkLuther is a six -week program beginning Monday, March 31, to help people get more active this spring. There will be an informational meeting from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, in Mott. For more information contact Greg Lonning, <lonningr>.

Peep diorama contest

With the arrival of spring comes the annual Peep diorama contest. Everyone is invited to create a display using Peeps and props. Bring it to the Book Shop no later than Thursday, April 3. Group and individual entries are accepted. Vote for your favorite display Friday, April 4. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. that day.

Blood draw at Luther

On campus blood draws will be offered in the Mott room from 7-9 a.m. April 8, 10, 29 and May 1. Register online at: https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UU90OC1sNjlheXJIfGRlZmF1bHR8MDhmNDhhM2U5MmVlZjA1MDEzOGI1MDdmNmE2MWEzMTQ

Cost for the general wellness blood draw is $35 and the PSA is an additional $40. The fee will need to be paid at the blood screening, but will get reimbursed through Midwest Group Benefits. Those participating need to fast for 12 hours prior to the blood draw, but may drink water during the fast. Contact Greg, <lonningr>, for more information.


Stop by the C-Store and purchase an unlimited semester of beverages from the freestyle Coke machine for only $19.99. The machine offers more than pop. Stop by and check it out.

Brown bag sessions

Faculty participants from the Summer 2013 LIS information literacy and technology workshop will present their projects and discuss the impacts they have seen in their courses. There will be three opportunities to hear from faculty: 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 8; 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 9; and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10. Attendees may bring a lunch. The meetings will be in the Mott Room and some refreshments will be provided. See LIS Events for more information. Contact Andi Beckendorf, <beckenan>, with questions.

Staff Day 2014

Staff Day 2014 will be held Wednesday, June 4. By popular demand, the planners will repeat the format of last year offering a variety of breakout sessions. Playing off the theme of the student "Beyond the Bubble" program, this year's Staff Day theme will be "Bubble Up," inspired by a quote by Marcus Aurelius, "Dig within. Within is the wellspring of good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig."


Events this week  

March 22–30, Symphony Orchestra Tour, Upper Midwest Area

March 30, Faculty Artist Series, Kylie Toomer, voice, 7 p.m., Jenson-Noble Hall of Music, Noble Recital Hall

April 1-May 25, Gallery Exhibit, Mary Zeran, 2D mixed media, Center for Faith and Life Gallery

April 1, Music Ensemble Performance, Symphony Orchestra Homecoming Concert, 7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall    

Chapel this week

March 25-30: Spring break, no chapel.

Monday, March 31: Laura Christensen, Senior chapel

Solar air heating workshop

In response to rising heating costs, Luther will host a workshop on solar air heating units with James Dontje, director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation at Gustavus Adolphus College. The do-it-yourself workshop is 10-12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Storre Theater. Attendees will learn how solar air heaters can reduce propane and natural gas bills and how an inexpensive one can be built with readily available materials. The workshop is open to the public with no cost to attend. For more information and to register, click here.

FAS: Kylie Toomer

Kylie Toomer will perform a soprano recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in the Noble Recital Hall. The program will feature of the works of lesser-known 20th century composers such as Joseph Marx, Carlos Guastavino and Vítězslava Kaprálová, as well as popular composers such as Francis Poulenc, Charles Gounod and Tchaikovsky. The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Symphony Orchestra Performance

The Symphony Orchestra, Luther's largest and oldest orchestral ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. The performance is part of the symphony's spring tour of the Upper Midwest and is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Religion Forum

The final Luther College Religion Forum of the semester will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in Olin Room 102. Steven Downs will be unable to attend as lecturer, however a forum will take place to discuss next year's theme "Teaching Religion at a College of the Church." The forum is open to the public with no charge for admission. The Decorah/Luther community is invited to join in the discussion.

Women, Faith and Finance Seminar

There's still time to register for the 10th annual Women, Faith and Finance seminar Friday, April 4. Hosted by Luther College, the seminar will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. The keynote panel, "Women and Philanthropy: Celebrating milestones and inspiring action," features five returning keynote speakers. Area financial professionals will also present.

The cost is $30 and attendees who bring a friend will each save $5. The first 75 paid registrants will receive their choice between two resource books. Register by March 27 by clicking here, or email <lovellje> for more information.

CSS presents Philip Glass

Join Luther College for a rare and wonderful opportunity to experience renowned contemporary composer Philip Glass at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Tickets for the show are $30 for adults, $28 for seniors age 65 and up and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and are available online at https://tickets.luther.edu.

Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture: Sean Burke

Sean Burke, Luther College associate professor of religion, will present the Paideia Text and Issues lecture, "Engaging the Ancient 'Other': Identity and Alterity" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Qualley Lounge; both are open to the public with no charge for admission. 



Alice Palmer and Martha Davis have both announced they will be retiring at the end of May. Alice will have worked at Luther for more than 26 years and Martha for 22 years. In the weeks ahead, we look forward to thanking them for their dedicated service to the college.

Thank you

I would like to express my thanks to everyone for their kind words, thoughts, visits etc., following my fall and break of my ankle. Thanks to the faculty for the flowers and my colleagues for working for me for a week so I could rest.

-Olga Rinco


Philip Freeman's biography on Saint Patrick was featured in the article "St. Patrick's Day traditions explained" in USA TODAY on March 17.

A children's novel written by Jerry Johnson, retired director of public information, has been e-published at Amazon-Kindle. Illustrated by Luther alumna Bailey Cahlander '12, with design and layout by Aaron Lurth '08. "Scawny Dog, Hungry Cat, and Fat Rat," is written for readers age 10-15 and is available at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J3Y73RW. The story of its 45-year journey from first draft to publication can be read at Jerry's blog: http://dispatchesfromanotherntown.com/2014/03/19/friends/.


Discovery Club

Discovery Club, a program for students in kindergarten through second grade starts soon. New this spring is also a third and fourth grade Discovery Club. The outdoor activities after school include games, nature awareness and science inquiry. The kindergarten to second grade program is 3-5 p.m. on Mondays, March 31-May 12. The third to fourth grade program is 3-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 1-May 6. There will be pick-up available at John Cline, Carrie Lee and St. Ben's. Cost is $50, and scholarships are available. Register online. For more information contact Emily Neal, <nealem01>.

Kindernature program

The Kindernature program begins April 2. Curious pre-schoolers can be introduced to the wonders of nature through nature exploration, games, hikes and more. The program is 2:45-4:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 2-May 7. Register online. Cost is $55, and scholarships are available. For more information contact Emily Neal, <nealem01>.

Pre-college environmental studies course

Luther College is offering a pre-college course in environmental studies this summer for innovative high school students. The program runs July 27-Aug. 2. Students will explore the unique environment of the Driftless region as they learn leadership skills, participate in hands-on data collection and learn outdoor skills such as canoeing, rock climbing and caving, all while exploring Luther College. For those interested in learning more about the program, click here or contact Stratis Giannakouros, <gianst01> or 387-1809.

Yoga lunch hour series

Molly Lesmeister will offer lunch hour yoga classes starting Monday, March 31. There are two class options offered, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Classes run for six weeks and meet Mondays and Wednesdays for 50 minutes in the CFA, Studio II. Props are provided; no experience is necessary. Registration is $24 per session, which includes 12 classes. Checks can be made out to Luther College and given to Greg Lonning. Register by emailing Molly, [email protected].


For sale: Samsung ML 2510 laser printer, $35. Logitech speaker system, $35. Sharp Carousel microwave, $35. Wooden backgammon/chess board, $15. Logitech keyboard, $5. Contact Gokhan, <gokhansavas>.

For sale: Completely remodeled two-bedroom, one-bath home at 502 Iowa Ave., Decorah. 900 square feet, three blocks from Luther, the bike path and the river. Larger on the inside than appears from the curb. Contact Deb at <fordde01>, 599-9195 or 590-4139 for details.

For sale: Three-bedroom, two-bath, home at 504 Iowa Ave., Decorah. Spacious and open, 2,500 square feet. Three blocks from Luther, the bike path and the river. Larger on the inside than appears from the curb. Contact Deb at <fordde01>, 599-9195 or 590-4139 for details.

Wanted: Apartment or spare room to rent June 1-Aug. 15 for young man with summer internship in Decorah. Contact Ellen at <modeel01>.

For rent: First floor of remodeled home for rent at 104 Crescent Ave., close to Luther, swimming pool and downtown. Remodeled with laundry and three bedrooms, also a one-car garage available. Rent is $750, not including utilities, garbage removal and other needs. No pets. Available April 1. One-year lease required. Send inquiries to [email protected] or 382-3105.

For rent: Basement of remodeled home for rent at 104 Crescent Ave., close to Luther, swimming pool and downtown. Rental is two bedrooms remodeled with laundry facility. Separate private entrance available. Rent is $700 not including utilities, garbage removal and other needs. No pets. One-year lease required, with one month advance deposit required. Send inquiries to [email protected] or 382-3105.

For hire: Responsible, caring, trustworthy Luther nursing student looking for house-sitting position in Decorah for the summer. Available for hire May to early August. Contact Krista Anderson, <andekr09> or (319) 573-9924.

Wanted: Youth soccer coaches. Decorah United Soccer Club is looking for coaches for this spring season. Please contact Chris Garcia-Prats at <garcch01> for more details on the position.


LIS tip of the week

Did you know that you can create a mail merge email in Norse Mail? For complete instructions, visit www.luther.edu/helpdesk/tips.

And finally...

Special thank you to Mayo Clinic for today's "And finally..."

12 Habits of Highly Healthy People

  1. Physical Activity
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Portion sizes (picture of food pyramid with emphasis on veggies & fruit)
  4. Preventive Healthcare Testing
  5. Adequate Sleep
  6. Try Something New
  7. Strength and Flexibility
  8. Laugh
  9. Family and Friends
  10. Address Addictive Behaviors (including screen time)
  11. Quiet Your Mind
  12. Gratitude