Tuesday, June 3

TUESDAY 6/3/14

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Staff Day

Staff Day will be held Wednesday, June 4, from noon to 4 p.m. There was strong demand for a few of the sessions, so we ask for understanding from those who didn't get their first choice. Assignments will be given when name tags are picked up. Those who have not yet registered for sessions can come to the lounge outside of Admissions anytime after 11 a.m. Staff day events begin with lunch served at noon in Peace. For more details about the day go to www.luther.edu/hr/staff-day.


Summer employee hours

Summer hours are:

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
Monday-Friday: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturdays, 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 p.m.

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
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. lap swim
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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

OFS closes out end of year

The college's fiscal year ended May 31. The Office for Financial Services reminds all faculty and staff that supplies, materials, etc., must have been received by May 31 to be expensed to a FY 13-14 budget.

Additionally, all outstanding travel expense reports, credit card reports, original invoices-no faxed copies, supporting purchase orders/purchase permits, or account adjustments should be sent to OFS by June 11 to be included in FY 13-14 budget. Items for deposit that were in Luther's possession by May 31 should be brought to OFS immediately. Call if you have questions and as always, thank you for helping OFS close the year in a timely manner.


walkLUTHER is an organized group walk every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in front of Main Building during the summer. First walk is Monday, June 9. Contact Greg Lonning <lonningr> for more information.


Events this week

June 1-Aug. 4, HHMI Research

June 4-6, Swimming Elite Camp 1

June 4-6, Heritage House 1

June 6-7, Dover Eyota Marching Band

June 7-8, TNT5 Basketball Development

June 7-11, Bunad Camp

June 8-14, Dorian Middle School

June 9-11, Discovery Camp, Grade 1

June 9-13, Swimming Elite Camp 2

June 9Registration, Orientation and Advising Day (ROAD), All day, incoming students

June 9, Norse Athletic Asssoication Benefit Golf Tournament, 10 a.m., Oneota Golf and Country Club, Decorah

June 10Sustainability Class, "Condiments from Scratch," noon, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

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>.


Thoughts and prayers

Thursday evening as Weston Noble was getting ready for bed at his home in Decorah, he felt faint and had a heart attack. He will spend the next days recovering and gaining back his strength. Weston will need to rest a lot over the next few weeks, but is in good spirits and even made the following statement of faith, "I know the plans I have for you. Plans for your welfare and not for harm." Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. 

New employees

Jennifer Folstad is serving as a temporary administrative assistant in the President's Office for the months of June and July. She can be reached at 387-1001 or <jen.folstad>.

Kerri Mahr began her position as clothing buyer in the Book Shop on May 21. Her office is in Dahl Centennial Union 103 and her phone number is 387-1741.

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>.


In his new book "Spirituality and Your Life Story," Bradley Hanson, emeritus professor of religion, probes the close connections between spirituality and personal "life story." Hanson uses the groundbreaking idea of Dan McAdams, Northwestern University professor of psychology, that in their teen years people begin to form their personal identity by projecting what they might do and become. The book is available for purchase here.

David Vasquez is serving as Senior Faith Advisor for the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service's #ActsOfLove Campaign. The campaign seeks to engage youth and young adults in advocacy on behalf of the increasing number of unaccompanied children fleeing drug-related violence and poverty in Central America. Vasquez traveled on Tuesday, May 27, to present at the campaign launch at 10 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Ervin Liz '16, was selected to have his project, "Plant a Seed, Build a Brighter Future," funded in the competitive Davis Projects for Peace program, an invitation to undergraduates at American colleges and universities to design grassroots projects that can be implemented around the world. The project, which will be implemented in Columbia, received a $10,000 grant.

Mahadeva Illanco Kavindra '15, and Noorullah Zafari '15, were selected to have their project, "Reconciliation through Rural School Development," funded in the Davis Projects for Peace program. Their project, which will be implemented in Sri Lanka, received a $10,000 grant.

Nancy Gates-Madsen presented the paper "Telenovelas and Truth: The Politics of Identity in Montecristo" at the Latin American Studies Association Congress in Chicago on May 24.

Maddy Kofoed '14, is the fourth Luther graduate to receive a Fulbright award for the 2014-15 academic year from the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Kofoed of Apple Valley, Minnesota, graduated from Luther with a degree in Spanish and biology, and will serve as an English teaching assistant in Argentina to fulfill her Fulbright award.

Andi Beckendorf presented "The Art of Information: Teaching Visual Literacy with First-Year Students" at the LOEX Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 10. The LOEX organization is devoted to library instruction and information literacy, and the presentation was based on a first-year seminar teaching experience.

Diane Scholl's poem "Watch Night, 1862" has been accepted for an upcoming issue of Cider Press Review.


Garage sale: Large garage sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at 618 Crescent Ave. Treasures include computer desk/chair set, book shelves, books, school supplies, furniture, lawn and garden tools, grills and vintage items, including a Schwinn banana seat bike. Something for everyone. Contact Jayme <nelsjaym> with questions.

For sale: Trek Mountain Train trailer bike. Used but in great shape. Single wheel bike attaches to seat post of adult bike so the little ones can tag along. Comes with all original mounting hardware and manual. Asking $100. Contact Colin <bettscol>.

For sale: 20-inch, six-speed Specialized Hotrock bike with pink and white paint theme. Gently used and well maintained, mechanically perfect with only a few minor blemishes. Tires have many miles left in them. Cost was $290 new, asking $125. Contact Colin, <bettscol> or 608-2876.

Free: 65 linear feet of limestone landscape edging. Irregularly shaped pieces from local quarries used as landscape edging. Perfect for a cottage garden. Free if you load, haul and take it all. Contact Janeen <chrija02> or 517-1066.

Free: To a good home, a nine-foot by six-foot green, short fiber area rug. It is not fancy but in good shape. Contact Eric <kutzer01>.

Wanted: Kristy Gould is conducting research June 11-July 9 on dog cognition and is looking for dog owners willing to have their dogs participate. It will only take an hour and the date and time can be flexible. Those participating will have their name put into a drawing for a $100 Petsmart gift certificate. To schedule a time, contact Kristy at <goulkr01>, or 419-3738. No calls until June 6 please.

Available: Spanish language tutoring. Luther visiting professor is offering tutoring for all levels of Spanish and in all areas including speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension for all ages. Tutoring will be from home, one mile from Luther near downtown Decorah. Contact Rachel to set up schedule and rates at [email protected].

Available: Handyman help. The All-Wrestling Company is available for hire this summer. Luther College wrestlers are available to do a number of jobs including painting, roofing, landscaping, moving jobs, heavy lifting or other handyman jobs. For more information contact Jayden DeVilbiss <devija01> or 379-7744.

Free: Dorm-sized refrigerator. Contact Karen <kms> or 387-1527.

Wanted: Bowling balls. Contact Nancy <dietna01> or 387-1176.

For sale: Wood cookstove, Copperclad. Beige in color. Asking $600. Contact Nancy <dietna01> or 387-1176.

For sale: Weightlifting bench in great condition. Asking $20 if delivery is wanted or $15 cash and carry. Contact Mike [email protected], or 419-6364 for details.

Wanted: Math tutor for student entering eighth grade wanting to learn more advanced math. Contact Tim <schweizt> or 419-1886.

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 Peenan 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>.

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...

A Conceit

"Give me your hand

Make room for me
to lead and follow
beyond this rage of poetry.

Let others have
the privacy of
touching words
and love of loss
of love.

For me
Give me your hand."

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Read Joy Conrad's Ideas and Creations blog post, "Life-changing writing," on what teaching Angelou's autobiography has meant to her.