Tuesday, May 27

TUESDAY 5/27/14

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Inauguration of President Carlson

Hold the date! The 10th day, the 10th month, the 10th president. The inauguration of Paula J. Carlson as the 10th President of Luther College will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, as part of Homecoming festivities.

Main Building smoke update

No, Main isn't burning down again. On Monday afternoon, an employee noticed smoke in Main. Security was notified and local emergency services were called in. After an investigation, it was determined that a circuit overheated due to age causing a smoky haze in the central stairwell. No one was injured and there was no property damage. Facilities is examining the unit and will replace parts as needed. Thank you to Kari Goodno, James Barker, Erik Stoen, Bob Harri and Jay Uthoff, the local Fire and Police Departments, and everyone else who took time over the holiday weekend to ensure the safety and security of the campus.


Sympathy and services for Lora Steil

The Luther community extends sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Lora Steil, director of Human Resources, on Lora's untimely death this weekend. Lora recently took medical leave after journeying through cancer treatments in recent months with remarkable courage, resiliency and grace. She died at home surrounded by her family. Lora's memorial service will be Friday, May 30, 1 p.m. in the CFL, with visitation beginning at noon. A luncheon will follow in Peace Dining Room.

Members of the Luther community are invited to bring a dessert or salad to the luncheon. We suggest employees in Main consider bringing salads and employees in the Union, desserts. Those who work in other buildings are invited to bring either.  Please email Marcia Bullerman <bullerma> if you plan to contribute to the luncheon.   

Summer hours

Summer hours begin this week and are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with 45 minute lunch breaks, total hours each day=8.25

Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. with 30 minute lunch break, no morning or afternoon break, total hours=7

Note: Each office must be staffed by at least one employee until 5 p.m. on Fridays. Breaks may not be scheduled at the end of the work day.

Regular hours, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. resume Monday, Aug. 25.

Summer hours

Dahl Centennial Union/Welcome Center
Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Book Shop
May 27-30: Closed for inventory
Weeks of June 2 and 9: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Weeks of June 14 and 21: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Beginning June 2
Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.

Marty's, Nordic Brew and C-Store
Closed for the summer

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Luther Aquatic Center pool hours
May 27-31: Closed
June 2: Begin summer hours
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. lap swim
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Book Shop closed for inventory

The Book Shop will be closed for inventory from Tuesday-Friday, May 27-30. Regular summer hours, Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., begin Monday, June 2. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Boiler inspections

Facilities Services will shut down and inspect the boilers at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. The steam should be back on by 5 p.m. Monday, June 2. Hot water will not be available in the Union, Farwell, Larsen, Brandt, Regents Center, Ylvisaker, Olin and Valders, and limited in Miller/Dieseth and Sampson Hoffland. Some buildings will be cooler when the boiler is shutdown. Contact Facilities, 387-1146, to report problems.

Fiscal year-end approaching

The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching. Remember all supplies, materials, etc., must be received by 
May 31
 to be expensed to a FY 13-14 budget. Outstanding travel expense reports, original invoices (no faxed copies) and supporting purchase orders and purchase permits or account adjustments should be sent to the Office for Financial Services by June 11 to be included in FY 13-14 budget. Items for deposit must be sent to the Office for Financial Services by June 6. Thanks for helping OFS close out the year in a timely manner.

Lawn fertilization

Weather permitting, the college lawns will be fertilized and sprayed for broadleaf weeds beginning Friday, May 30, through Sunday, June 1. For more information, contact Gary Brickman, 387-1668.

Senior Recognition Convocation speech available online

President Tiede's Senior Recognition Convocation speech is available online for those who were not able to attend the service on May 13: https://www.luther.edu/president/speeches/convocation/.

Summer reading books

Copies of the summer reading for Fall 2014 or George Orwell’s "1984" are still available. These copies are free of charge at the Book Shop for faculty and staff who will not receive the book as part of their work with first-year students. Courtesy of the Paideia Endowment Governing Board and the office of the Dean. Please join in our conversation with the first-year class.


Events this week

June 2, Sustainability Class, "Eating Your Yard: Incorporating Edibles Into the Landscape" with Jeff Scott, 12:15 p.m., Location TBD

Retirement open house for Martha Davis

Come congratulate Martha Davis, serials/periodicals coordinator at Preus Library, on her 22 years of service to the college. The retirement open house, from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, May 29, is in Hovde in Preus Library and everyone is welcome.

2014-15 Distinguished Lecturers

The Campus Programming office is excited to share the Distinguished Lecturers for 2014-15. Marjane Satrapi, artist, illustrator and author of "Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood," will be at Luther Saturday, Oct. 25, and Mary McAleese, President of Ireland from 1997-2011, will be at Luther Tuesday, March 10. Both events will be onstage conversations beginning at 7 p.m. Connections with curricular planning is encouraged to support campus-wide conversation. For more information contact Tanya <gertta01>.


Position opening

Agora editor: The Paideia Governing Board seeks applicants for a two-year term as editor of "Agora: Luther College in Conversation." The successful candidate will edit two volumes of the interdisciplinary journal each year. The editor receives a stipend of $7,500 per year for this work. Applicants need to be knowledgeable about the Luther College community, have a demonstrated commitment to the place of the humanities in the liberal arts, the time and willingness to attend on-campus presentations and events where faculty and students present their work and experience in publishing or editing. Members of the Luther community are invited to apply by sending a letter before June 6 to the Paideia Office or Rebecca Sullivan <sullivre> outlining their vision for the journal and a curriculum vitae indicating their preparation for the position.

Luther soccer mini camp

The camp offers instruction from qualified staff for boys and girls ages 4-7. The purpose of the camp is to introduce mini-campers to soccer. Fundamental skills associated with the game are taught alongside simple concepts and ideas. The child's first steps in the game become a perfect foundation to further development. For more information click here, or contact Chris <garcch01>.

Luther soccer instructional camp

The Luther College soccer camp offers Iowa and the Midwest top-quality soccer instruction. The camp enables aspiring players to learn the basic techniques and tactics of the game in an atmosphere of positive encouragement and support, while advanced players receive collegiate/pro-level training. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-14. For more information, click here, or contact Chris <garcch01>.


Hailey Prohaska '15, has received the Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. The $1,000 scholarship was created by Karen Julesberg of Madison, Wisconsin, a 1960 graduate of Luther College. The award benefits Luther students involved in Student Support Services, a federal TRIO program sponsored by Luther.

An exhibit of print collages by David Kamm are currently on display at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. The collages are based on the Robert Shaw Memorial in Boston.

Destiny Crider, Benjamin Moore and Jayne Cole '14, presented their interdisciplinary research "Experimentation in Ceramic Decorative Technology: The Central Mexican Multi-Prong Brush" at the Society for American Archaeology's 79th annual meeting in Austin, Texas on April 25.


For rent: Well-maintained three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on riverfront property located approximately one mile from the Luther campus. Appliances include refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Contact Trish at 382-9867 after 7 p.m. for more information.

For sale: Mission-style oak, corner entertainment cabinet. Asking $50. Cherry coffee table. Asking $30. Both in great condition. Contact David <ranumdav>, or 277-2855 for more details and photos.

Wanted: Summer volunteers for the Cafeteria to Community program. Since Nov. 2013 more than 8,000 pounds of food from dining services has been packaged by some 200 volunteers and donated to area food pantries. This summer we are seeking faculty, staff, students and community members to help package food at 2 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Shifts last about one hour. For information on available dates and how to sign-up, click here

For sale: 1997 Chevy Suburban. Carries nine passengers. Four by four with 111,000 miles. Asking $3,000. Contact Tim <stodca01>, or (630) 319-5245.

Wanted: Runners. The Driftless Discovery Trail Run, sponsored by Northeast Iowa Montessori school, is Saturday, June 7, starting at 1 p.m. The run will traverse the trails of Van Peenen Memorial Park with three options for distances. A one mile race, "Little Drifters," free for kids 13 and under (registration still required); a 5K, $30; and a 10K, $40. To register, click here. For more information, contact Teresa <bisste01>.

Wanted: Luther professors and staff willing to visit and share knowledge with children at the Sunflower Child Development Center. Any topic or specialty is welcome. Those interested can choose the amount of time and activity. Children who may participate are ages 2-12, with level of participation depending on the topic. Contact Kris <frankr03>, or 387-1730 to make arrangements.

For sale: A 1969 "canned ham" Forester camper. Asking $2,500. Also a Golden Hawk square stern canoe for $500, and a Yamaha 2320 trumpet for $200. Contact Michael, <bartmi03>, or(319) 230-0077.

For sale: Stanley solid oak furniture set. Includes roll-top panel headboard, footboard and sideboards, nightstand/washstand and makeup vanity with marble and glass top. It is a beautiful set with great scrolling and detail, but doesn't fit style of our new house. Asking $500 or best offer. Contact Scott <carlsosc>.

For sale: Black Maytag Legacy 300 quiet series dishwasher. Works great, brought other one from former house. Asking $100 or best offer. Contact Scott <carlsosc>. 

For sale: Ps3 slim 500gb in excellent condition, with controller, power cords, one HDMI cable and packaging for $150. Also TV for sale, Seiki SE242TS 24 inch 1080p 60 Hz LED-LCD HDTV for $100. Games for sale, $10 each or $35 for all: God of War Saga, Heavy Rain, Hitman Absolution, Dark Souls and Skyri Legendary Edition. Buy everything, Ps3, TV and games for $250. Contact Paul <bergpa04>.

Available: Summer housing. Extra bedroom available for short-term housing this summer. Contact Susan Ludeking at 517-0300.

For sale: Targus XL Rolling Case designed for 17-inch notebooks. Brand new, never used. Click here for picture. Asking $50 or best offer. Contact Gokhan <gokhansavas>.

Wanted: Plant caretaker. Luther student needed for plant care inside and out from June 4-20 while we are on vacation. Will pay $10 an hour, must be able to supply references. Contact Laurie <zarila01>.

For sale: 1994 Mazda B2300 Pickup Truck. An efficient truck that gets 20-25 mpg. Two wheel drive, manual, regular cab, short box. 154,000 miles. Very simple without many extra features, runs fine and would make a great little garden truck. There are some dents, dings and scratches, but the body is in okay condition without much rust. Asking $1,000. Contact Nathan for more information <swicks>, or 419-5487.

For sale: A traditional Turkish Baglama (Saz) for musicians or those who would like to try something exciting and new. Features seven strings- two courses of two and one course of three. See Youtube for instructions on tuning and playing. Comes with case. Asking $100. For picture, click here. Contact Gokhan <gokhansavas>.

For sale: Kitchen-aid dishwasher, stainless steel inside and out. New in the box, asking $350. Contact Lyle <halvly01>.

For rent: One-bedroom summer sublease in four bedroom house for June, July and August. The apartment is $300/month, free parking, washer and dryer in basement. There are two roommates who are staying and one other subletter. Room is not furnished can negotiate bringing a bed, dresser, bookshelves, etc. if interested. One block from campus, quiet neighborhood nice roommates and landlord. Contact Sam <raicsa01>.

Free to good home: Four-year-old de-clawed, spayed female house cat. Well-behaved. Contact Connie Rothmeyer for more information, 380-5518.


And finally...

Memorial Day, officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, is honored as a time to pause and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation. Thank you to all who have gone before us who have paved the way for the freedoms we enjoy today.

"The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be."

"The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain."
-George McGovern

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."
-George Washington

"True patriotism isn't cheap. It's about taking on a fair share of the burden of keeping America going."
-Robert Reich

"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers and woods, it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle."
-George William Curtis