Tuesday, June 17

TUESDAY 6/17/14

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From President Tiede

As Luther seeks to manage its budget in the face of financial concerns, it has been prudent to have a hiring pause over the past several months. As we come out of that pause, we are managing positions carefully, trying to protect our employees. Toward that end, we are reallocating an administrative assistant position from College Ministries to another area. Specifically, Lori Ostlie will become the new administrative assistant for the departments of religion, classics and modern languages and literature effective Aug. 18.


Responsive design for Luther's website

The Luther College website will be updated with a new mobile-responsive design to enhance the browsing experience for all users, particularly for those on mobile devices. The web team will lock down Reason CMS for changes at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, so please plan ahead. The goal is to go live with the updated design on either June 26 or 27. For more information, contact Tabita Green, <tabita.green> 387-1902.

This week in edible landscapes

Mixed greens, parsley, cilantro and dill are abundant in the Valders edible landscape this week. Bring a scissors and help yourself. When snipping the mixed greens, cut them down to about 3/4 inch so they will be able to grow back. Rinse and enjoy.

Nordic Brew ice cream

Cool off this summer with hand scooped Homestead Dairy ice cream, shakes and more from 1-6 p.m. Wednesdays through July at the Nordic Brew.

Cafeteria Prices

The 2014-15 staff cafeteria prices are as follows: breakfast $4.25, lunch $5.80, and dinner $7.75. 

Lunch on the Lawn

Luther staff and faculty are invited to Lunch on the Lawn in Bentdahl Commons. Rain location is Marty's. Lunch on the Lawn is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 are 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 immediately 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. Thank you for helping OFS close the year in a timely manner.


Events this week

June 15-21, Dorian Senior High

June 15-20, Decorah Rug School

June 15-20, Summer Seminars

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

June 19, Sustainability Class, "Gazpacho and Other Chilled Soups," noon, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

June 19-22, Tennis Instructional Camp

June 19-20, Preview Day

June 20, Summer Visit Day, All day, prospective students, Luther campus

June 22-27, HHMI Math Camp

June 22-30, Willow Gathering

June 22-July 20, Lutheran Summer Music

June 22-24, Volleyball Varsity Skills Camp 1

June 23, Registration, Orientation and Advising Day (ROAD), All day, incoming students, Luther campus

June 23, Lutheran Summer Music Faculty Artist Recital, 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

June 23-27, Discovery Camp, Pre-K Kindernature

June 23-27, Discovery Camp, River Expedition

June 24Sustainability Class, "Cooking Around the Campfire," noon, Bakery, sublevel of Dahl Centennial Union

Renewable energy tour

On June 21 Luther will host a public tour of its renewable energy facilities. The tour is part of the "Solar Works for Iowa" campaign, which discusses the potential for solar energy to heat and power Iowans' homes, businesses and farms. The campaign highlights Governor Terry Branstad recently signing legislation that triples the size of Iowa's successful solar energy tax credit program and makes additional improvements to it. 

Luther staff will pick up interested persons at the Decorah Farmers' Market at 11 a.m. The tour will conclude by 12:30 p.m. with drop-off back at the Farmers' Market. Children are welcome, spots are limited. Register by clicking here. Contact Stratis <gianst01> for more information or questions.

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, July 2, will cover chapters one and two. Contact Brad with questions <hansonbr>, 387-2240 or 382-9301.

CSS announces 2014-15 season

Luther College Center Stage Series announces the 10 acclaimed arts performances for the 2014-15 season, Sept. 13-April 11. Tickets for CSS events may be purchased as a subscription package through Aug. 29. Subscriptions, tickets and information can be found at the Luther College Ticket Office or www.tickets.luther.edu. All shows are at the CFL.
Shows include:
Sept. 13: The Intergalactic Nemesis: "Target Earth"
Sept. 25: Rhythmic Circus: "Feet don't Fail me now!"
Oct. 4: San Jose Taiko
Oct. 24: John Ball's "In the Heat of the Night," performed by L.A. Theatre Works
Nov. 6:  Anonymous 4, "Grace and Glory"
Nov. 14: Sybarite5
Feb. 6: "A Midsummer Night's Dream," performed by Dance Alive National Ballet
Feb. 20: Hot Sardines
March 5: 20 Years of Freedom
April 11: All Recipes are Home

School Matinee Performance announces 2014-15 season

Luther College's School Matinee Performances for the 2014-15 year features four dynamic events, including three theater performances: "The Lightning Thief," "And Justice for All" and "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse," as well as an electrifying percussion performance by San Jose Taiko. Tickets are just $2 for all ages and are now on sale. They can be purchased via phone 387-1291, by emailing <tickets> or by visiting the Ticket Office. Area schools have seating priority for school matinees and community members are welcome as space is available. Performances take place in the CFL Main Hall and each show is about one hour in length.

'The U-Turn: Stories of Transformation'

Luther College's Office for College Ministries and the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center are sponsoring a community conversation at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21at the Postville YMCA Community Room, 313 W. Post St., Postville. Those attending will discuss the transformations brought about by the courage of new neighbors and the partnership of community in the last six years since the Postville raid. Presentations feature reflections from recent immigrants, community advocates and a special preview of the forthcoming "U-Turn" documentary. Special guests include local government and school representatives, Luis and Jennifer Argueta, and representatives from the government of Guatemala. A reception will follow. For more information or questions, contact David <vasqda01>.


Weston update

Weston has been discharged from the Aase Haugen care facility and is back home in his condo. His physician has encouraged Weston to use his walker for exercise and he is in great spirits. Weston wrote:
"I celebrated tonight by taking dear friends to dinner at the Hotel Winneshiek. I had always dreaded the thought of going to Aase Haugen, but I instead found a place that is caring and filled with empathy. I'm thankful that my feelings have been changed, and I now know that there is a great need for caring and concern for people who are in a similar situation. What we would deem as normal is magnified over and over by those who need to be remembered. Every person there was known by the staff by their first name. What I am feeling now is ALL GRATITUDE!!! And we all know to WHOM glory is to be given!
Thank you for praying,

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.  


Carol Gilbertson's poem "The Story" was published in "The Christian Century" June 13 edition. Read the poem, along with other poems Gilbertson has previously published in that journal here.

Ben Sides, who will be a sophomore this fall at Luther College, has been selected by the Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland, and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, on one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.

Karla Suomala served as a consultant at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., at the end of May along with a group of religion scholars from the US and England, to brainstorm with museum staff on ways to make the Museum more accessible and relevant to the changing audiences of the 21st century.


Free concert: The Young Swedish Singers, a youth choir from Sweden, will perform at Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago St., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. The concert, sung mostly in English, is free of charge and open to the public. A free-will offering and CD proceeds will benefit Shepherd's Canyon Retreat. For more information contact Renee Lillibridge <lillre01>.

Garage sale: Multi-family garage sale opens at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at 507 River St. Items for sale include children's clothes (boys up to size youth medium and girls up to size 6), men's and women's clothes, furniture, toys, knick-knacks, kitchen items, lawn items and more. Contact Julie <julie>.

For sale: Whirlpool self-cleaning oven. Will assist with delivery within Decorah. All controls are of the older knob variety. Will clean and polish it. Asking $60. Contact Benjamin, <bmw> or 387-1307.

Free: Used fish tank/aquarium and related equipment. Outer dimensions are approximately 20 inches long by 10.5 inches wide by 12.5 inches high. Contact Tim, <schweizt> or 419-1886, if interested.

Free: Black garden edging. Free for the taking if you remove it as well. Various lengths are five feet, 11 feet, 12 feet, 14 feet and 16 feet. Contact Marjorie at <whartonm>.

For rent: Two to three-bedroom ranch house with walkout basement. Brick house with big two car garage. Very low utilities and only one mile from Luther campus. Contact Stephanie, <frethams> or 568-1855.

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: Very nice newly remodeled three-bedroom home. New roof, siding, windows and flooring. Located in Freeport, 2520 170th Ave. Asking $149,500. Contact Dana 379-3101.

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. 

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.

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>.

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.


And finally...

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation-which had become official Jan. 1, 1863. 

Read more at: http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm