Tuesday, June 24

TUESDAY 6/24/14

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Thank you from the Tiedes

We want to thank the Luther community for the terrific "potluck" farewell you gave us last month. With the help of several of her friends, Karen Martin-Schramm, as is her custom, pulled the event together for fun, and fun it was. Harley Refsal's excessive praise was only surpassed by his beautifully handcrafted boxes, and the music offered by the Blair duo was delightful. We thank you!

P.S. The "Bottle of Bubbles" you gave us on Staff Day will find good use by our grandchildren on the Fourth of July! They thank you too!

Read on for the final "In the Luther Loop" from President Tiede.


Document Center

The Document Center TRAC has changed its location. The new web address is doccenter.luther.edu. Please bookmark this location. Contact the Document Center at 387-1631 with questions.

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> or 387-1902.

This week in edible landscapes

Mixed greens, such as dill and tons of lettuce, are abundant in Valders edible landscape this week. Bring a scissors and cut the greens down to about an inch so that they will be able to grow back. Help yourself, 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. 


Events this week

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

June 22-27, HHMI Math Camp

June 22-30, Willow Gathering

June 22-July 20, Lutheran Summer Music

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

June 23-27, Discovery Camp, River Expedition

June 25, Sustainability Class, "Potluck Pleasers," noon, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

June 25, Lutheran Summer Music Guest Artist and Organ Faculty recital, Simon Estes and Greg Peterson, 7:30 p.m., CFL 

June 26, Sustainability Class, "Not Your Average Quesadilla," noon, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

June 26-29, Ultimate Warriors Running Camp

June 26-29, Tennis Tournament Camp

June 27, Strawberry picking at Wolds, 4-6:30 p.m., Wolds Strawberry Patch, Mabel Minnesota

June 27-29, Paxton Molinari Wedding Party

June 29, Lutheran Summer Music Faculty Artist Recital, "A Night at the Opera," 7:30 p.m., Noble Recital Hall

June 30, Sustainability Class, "The Many Faces of Popcorn," noon, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

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

June 30-July 3, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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.


Job openings

KWLC radio station manager: This position is half-time and provides leadership for the KWLC college radio station, effectively supervising the volunteers and staff and overseeing all broadcast operations. Requirements include bachelor's degree in communication studies, broadcasting, mass media or other related field, a master's degree is preferred, and three years experience in radio programming, including at least one year of supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

Technical services assistant: Full-time. The primary responsibility of this position is to manage the daily work of ordering, processing and maintaining the print and electronic serial and periodical colleges of Preus Library. College degree preferred. Some library experience, including experience with WorldCat, international OCLC bibliographic database and WorldShare Management Services software, is highly desirable with 1-2 years in a comparable position preferred. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com.

New employee

Melissa Rosendahl began her position as cashier in the Office for Financial Services on June 16. Her office is Main 118, telephone 387-1529.


To Larry Johnson and family on the June 14 death of Larry's brother, Gary Johnson, age 66, of Waukon.

To Sue Thompson and family ​on the June 15 death of ​Sue's mother-in-law, ​Lois Thompson, age 86, of Decorah. 


Amy Larson and Sheila Radford-Hill presented a worship on Journey Conversations at the ELCA Interfaith Understanding Conference with Eboo Patel, Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, college presidents, faculty, chaplains and students June 1-3 at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

This spring Amy Larson presented workshops on her sabbatical project "Holy Invitations for Hurried People" for Northeast Iowa Synod youth directors, for the Northeast Iowa Synod Candidacy Committee, at a La Crosse area synod day of prayer, at the Franciscan Spirituality Center's Annual Conference and at the Northeast Iowa Synod Assembly.

Eli Williamson, class of 2002, has been awarded Luther College's Young Alumni Award for his leadership and creativity in blending life's work with service. Williamson co-founded Leave No Veteran Behind, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides educational, employment and community service opportunities for veterans facing economic hardship.


For sale: Beautiful three piece Boyd solid oak headboard set for full or queen mattress. Two pieces sit on either side of headboard and contain drawers and storage space. We are moving and must sell. Contact Lisa, <chenli01> or (515) 468-9784, for more information and photos.

Social: Join in an evening of good food and conversation at an Ice Cream Social, 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at Frankville Community Presbyterian Church in the newly remodeled dining room. Air conditioned and handicapped accessible. Sandwiches, salads, homemade pies, ice cream, strawberries and beverages. For tickets or more information contact Janine <brandtja> or JoAnne <uhlejo01> for more information.

Free: Used Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox. Contact Tim, <schweizt> or 419-1886, if interested.

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>.

Free: Whirlpool self-cleaning oven. Will assist with delivery within Decorah. All controls are of the older knob variety. Will clean and polish it. Free, but I ask you to donate an amount of your choosing to the JDRF and/or American Cancer Society. Contact Benjamin, <bmw> or 387-1307.

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.


And finally...

June 22-28 is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. Swat away!

Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.