Tuesday, June 10

TUESDAY 6/10/14

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Lunch on the Lawn

Luther staff and faculty are invited to Lunch on the Lawn from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. starting Wednesday, June 11 in Bentdahl Commons. Rain location is Marty's. Lunch on the Lawn will be on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month this summer. Participants can bring a sack lunch and enjoy conversation and a picnic outdoors. Oneota Market will offer a sack lunch special on these days. Those who would like to share talents by providing entertainment for one of these lunches can email <deansoffice> or call 387-1005. Future dates will be June 25, July 9 and 23, Aug. 13 and 27.

Evaluation of Luther Staff Day 2014
The Staff Day Planning committee invites staff members who participated in Staff Day on June 4 to fill out a brief evaluation form by clicking here. Feedback will be used in planning next year's event. Answers will be anonymous.

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 a.m. in front of Main Building during the summer. The next walk will be Wednesday, June 11. Contact Greg Lonning <lonningr> for more information.


Events this week

June 7-11, Bunad Camp

June 8-14, Dorian Middle School

June 9-11, Discovery Camp, first grade

June 9-13, Swimming Elite Camp 2

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

June 11-13, Heritage House 2

June 11-13, Discovery Camp, second grade

June 12, Sustainability Class, "Spring Rolls," noon, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

June 12-15, Getches Family Reunion

June 13-15, Moe Wedding Party

June 14-21, Archives Leadership Institute

June 15-16, ROAD 2

June 15-21, Dorian Senior High

June 15-20, Decorah Rug School

June 15-20, Summer Seminars

June 16, Registration, Orientation and Advising Day (ROAD), All day, incoming students, Luther campus

June 16-19, Wrestling Technique Camp

June 16-20, Wrestling Camp: Big Man on Campus

June 16-20, Wrestling Camp: Train like a Norseman

June 16-17, Football Youth Camp

June 16-July 3, Football Camp: Speed and Strength

June 16-20, Discovery Camp, Grades 3-6

June 17Sustainability Class, "Whole Food Smoothies," noon, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

Book discussion group

Brad Hanson will lead a series of lively discussions on his newly released book "Spirituality and Your Life Story" starting Wednesday, July 2, at Dragonfly Books, 112 W. Water St. The discussions will be at 7 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesdays; July 2, 9, 16 and 23. There is no charge, just bring the book. The first meeting on July 2 will cover chapters one and two. For questions, contact Brad <[email protected]>, 387-2240 or 382-9301.


AmeriCorps seeking service members

The Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative, or FFI, in partnership with Luther College are excepting applications for the anticipated 2014-15 AmeriCorps positions.

Service members receive a modest living allowance, travel reimbursement and an education award which can be used for higher education tuition or loan repayment after completing a full term of service. The term of service is Sept. 1, 2014–Aug. 31, 2015.

Luther is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis and positions will remain open until filled. Applicants may submit an electronic letter of interest and a resume highlighting experiences and rationale to Emily Neal, <nealem01>. For more information on the collaboration between Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness and AmeriCorps click here. 


To all the lovely people in LIS and at Luther who were so generous in their gifts and words of appreciation. Many thanks.

Martha Davis


Security Officer Duane Senft is retiring. Join in bidding him good wishes as he makes his departure from Luther. A reception will be held in his honor from 2:30-4 p.m. Friday, June 13, in the Addams Lounge in the Union 


Elisabeth Koren, Norwegian immigrant, pioneer woman, pastor's wife, and mother of nine, was also a dedicated letter-writer. The recent discovery of 156 of her letters, which have been donated to Luther College, sheds light not only on her life of reflection, motherhood, immigration, and faith, but also on the larger history of Norwegians in America. The Koren letters came to light this winter during a bout of housekeeping, said Betty Nelson, wife of the late David Nelson, Koren's great-grandson. In donating the 156 letters to Luther, Betty gifted the college with a large and distinctive collection of America letters, correspondence new immigrants wrote to those in the homeland they left behind.

Members of Luther College Forensics Speech and Debate team competed in Novice Nationals March 14-16, placing fourth overall in Division 1. The forensic team members include juniors Jordy Barry, Jake Putnam and Ruonan Caroline Zheng, sophomores, Max Kemp, Jason Leuthold and Shelly Yao, and first-years Zach Schroeder, Sarah Sturm and Lyndsey Wycoff. Barry won first place in Extemporaneous Speaking and second in Parliamentary Debate Speaking Awards. Sturm and Barry placed second in Parliamentary Debate. Leuthold placed third and Putnam placed fourth in Program Oral Interpretation.

Todd Green wrote an article for The Huffington Post titled "The 9/11 Memorial Museum: Appealing to the Head or the Heart?" The full article is available here.

Alex Lohrbach '15, was selected for and attended the Iowa N.E.W. (National Education for Women's) Leadership Institute May 19-23 at the University of Iowa. This is an intensive residential institute designed to develop young women's public leadership skills, support their engagement in civic life and create opportunities for them to build relationships and networks with women leaders on local, state and national levels.

Isabela Rosales, a junior from Iowa City, received a UPS Scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year. Rosales is the daughter of Elisabeth and Raymundo Rosales and is majoring in English and religion at Luther.

"The 4th R: the aRt of Education" a film by Kyrl Henderson '71, will be previewed at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the recently renovated Carrie Lee Auditorium in Decorah.  The film will be followed by a concert by the Unified Jazz Ensemble. The film features "UJE" in a 2012 concert in the same auditorium. Hosted by the Oneota Film Festival, this documentary feature  has interviews with local Superintendent Mike Haluska, teachers — including Jim and Liz Fritz, and Tony Guzman, Luther associate professor of music; local students Gara Lonning, Michael Eastwood, Gabe Smith, Caleb Kvale, Linnea Kephart and Simon Cropp; Luther students Marty Kramlinger, David Clair and Jake Debacker; and past Decorah High School students including Joe Grimstad, Dee Fritz, Aaron Judisch, Rachel McDonald, Benji Nichols and Anandra George. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at Kephart-West Music in advance, or at the door.  Find out more about the film and the concert on Facebook or at www.4thRfilm.com.


For sale: Tickets for Música Dulce. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy sweet music in local gardens from 6:30-9:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. Musicians stay stationary as attendees travel between three lovely settings and are treated to music by Katie Perez, Michelle Lynn, Kate Haller and Kate Blair. Garden addresses will be on the tickets when purchased. More information and tickets are available from Amy Webber in the Diversity Center <webberam>. The concert benefits Sister Parish of First United Methodist Church. 

Free: Adjustable height basketball hoop in decent condition. Made of heavy metal with wheels, so it can be moved. Contact Tim Schweizer,<schweizt> or 419-1886, if interested.

For sale: Three-bedroom, two-bath house. Great location near Luther College and offers a half-acre of wooded property. Two-car garage included. Ready to move in. Contact Dean, <nelsonde> or 387-0242.

Wanted: To rent a small RV or bumper-hitch camper/travel trailer from July 18-27. Camper must be small enough to pull with a half-ton truck. Must be road-worthy for a trip across the state of Iowa. Prefer a bathroom with toilet and shower. Those willing to consider renting a camper/RV for the week, please contact Jeanie, <lovellje> or 387-1512.

Wanted: Good, used t-shirts to use for a 4-H project. Please contact Julie, <stromjul> or 387-1350.

For sale: BOB Revolution jogging stroller, in very good condition. Snug, comfortable five-point harness, smooth ride, very maneuverable in all terrain. Brake and wrist strap for safety. Click here for picture. Asking $100. Contact Michael <obrimi01>.

For sale: Used InStep Quick N' EZ bicycle trailer. Straps and waist belt for seating one or two children. Connects and disconnects from bike quickly with coupling system, included. Front window has rain cover or can roll up to use with bug screen only. Mechanically fine, back panel has tear in the fabric that prevents one snap from closing. Retails for $200 new, asking $25. Click here for picture. Contact Michael <obrimi01>.

Garage sale: Multi-family garage sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at 1105 Nordic Drive. Items for sale include antique furniture and items, two sets of golf clubs, fishing equipment, lumber, shelving, tools and much more. Contact Janeen <chrija02>.

For sale: A two-bedroom, one and a half bath condo located at 200 Highland Drive, #5, off of Locust Road next to a radio station. Has a new garage door, new roof, new siding, all new appliances and a patio. Asking $110,000. Contact Sally <mallamsa> for more information.

Free: Free to a good home, Baldwin Orgasonic Panoramic Tone Organ. Double keyboard, pedals and footbar. Comes with bench and some sheet music. Contact Marty <bergmart> if interested.

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: 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.


And finally...

Father's Day, which began in Spokane, Washington, in 1910, is Sunday, June 15. Here are some ways to celebrate: 

- Help dad enjoy the day by making breakfast in bed or his favorite pot of coffee in the morning

- Get everybody together for a family outing to a favorite spot. Whether it's a barbeque, sporting event, golf outing or fishing, include all father and father-figures

- Instead of buying a gift, make him something. Bake a cake, his favorite dinner, write  a poem or make hand-crafted wood object.

- Find some favorite pictures and create a small photo album of favorite memories.