Tuesday, July 29

TUESDAY 7/29/14

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Copier phone scam update

The Document Center was informed that several different offices recently received a phone call asking about the copier in the office. The caller was requesting the brand and model number of the machines in the office. The caller will send toner and then charge the office three or four times the regular price. The majority of copiers/printers on campus are covered under a contract with Ricoh to supply the toner, parts and service for your machines. Please do not give out any information about the machine in your office. Have them call Jeff or Kim in the Document Center at 387-1631 or 387-1013.

Ideas and Creations blog

Check out the newest Ideas and Creations blog posts.

Edible landscapes ready to pick

In the Edible Landscape by Ylvisaker, the kale, swiss chard and ground cherries are looking especially great. For the kale and swiss chard, simply pick what you want near the base of the plant. Gather the ground cherries that have fallen, and let sit on a windowsill until they turn a warm goldish color. As always, check back throughout the summer and fall for free, organic produce. Contact <yappma01> with any questions.

Office supplies reuse closet

The office supplies reuse closet, now located in Valders 364, currently has tons of free folders, three ring binders, organizational containers, and psychology textbooks available! Pick up used goods between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday at no cost, for your office or home. Have items to donate? Drop them off at the counter in the reuse closet during business hours.

Facilities Services announcement

The steps at the south end of the Union, by the cafeteria, leading to the stadium will be recapped in the near future. There is not a definite date yet but this project will begin very soon.

Luther's green roof continues to thrive

After nearly a year of growth, the green roof installed on Luther College's Sampson-Hoffland Laboratories is alive and kicking. Surviving through a harsh, record-breaking winter, the roof has already proved the hardiness of its plants and will continue to show its ecological and social advantages in the years to come. Both Luther students and staff constructed the 1,500 square foot area capable of sustaining 29 drought-tolerant plant varieties hardy to Northeast Iowa.

End of summer dining hours

The Caf will close after breakfast on Aug. 1 and will reopen for dinner on Aug. 15. It will remain open for lunch during Iowa Private College week, Aug. 4-8. Nordic Brew will be closed for the rest of the summer. Oneota will be closed on Aug. 12 for staff training.

Iowa Private College Week

The Luther College Admissions Office is still seeking the help of faculty members during the  annual Iowa Private College Week visit events scheduled for Monday-Friday, Aug. 4-8. Morning and afternoon sessions take place each day.

An academic fair is offered at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day where students and parents have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff about Luther's academic programs. We would like to have each academic department covered by a faculty member, and we still have a number of holes to fill. Those who are able to spare a half hour for one or more of the sessions should email <visitevents> with their availability. We ask that you indicate all of the sessions you are willing and able to cover.

Roughly 300 prospective students and their parents will visit campus during the week. Students consistently report how valuable face-to-face communication with faculty members can be in their decision process, so any time you can give to this critical week of visits would be greatly appreciated. 


Events this week

July 29, Sustainability Class, "Cooking with Children," 12-1 p.m., Valders 379

July 30, Sustainability Class, "Pickles!" 12-1 p.m., Valders 379

Aug. 5, Sustainability Class, "Patchwork Green Harvest Day," 10 a.m., Patchwork Green Farm

Summer events this week

July 29- Aug. 1, Midwest Christian Ashram

July 29- July 31, Soccer Team Camp II

July 31- Aug. 4, Rinco wedding group


Job openings

Director of Human Resources: Responsible for managing all aspects of human resources including classification, compensation and benefits, employee relations, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, retirement and taxes. Additional responsibilities include developing and enhancing policies and procedures, preparing analyses and reports, overseeing HR information systems and data management, and interpreting laws and regulations and advising the college administration and employees regarding the same. Beginning date Nov.-Dec. 1.

Part-time custodian: Immediate opening for a part-time. 30 hours a week, 12-month position as a custodian. General custodial responsibilities include overall appearance of assigned academic and resident hall building(s).

Regional admissions counselor-Colorado: This position will be physically located in Colorado. Primary responsibilities of the position include coordinating the recruitment of students from Colorado and western United States, visiting targeted high schools, and attending select college fair programs. Duties include interviewing prospective students when on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned. Extensive travel is required. A bachelor’s degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Applications from a wide variety of candidates are welcome. Women and persons of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To view complete job descriptions, apply for a position and view all current openings, please go to the employment website at https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com  

Thank you

I would like to thank the Luther community for the concern that was shown to me after my brother-in-law, Todd Sievert's, death. I would especially like to thank Marsha and Korrine for covering for me so that I could be with my family. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

-Sheryl Sievert

I would like to thank the Luther community for the cards, memorials and thoughtful words provided to me on the recent death of my mother-in-law.  I appreciate being part of such a thoughtful community.

-Marcia Bullerman 


Maryna Bazylevych published a 2014 teaching guide for "Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life after Communism," by Kristen Ghodsee, http://scholar.harvard.edu/kristenghodsee/pages/lost-transition-ethnographies-everyday-life-after-communism.

Mark D. Johns, communication studies, is co-editor, with Shing-Ling S. Chen and Laura Terlip (both of the University of Northern Iowa) of a new book, "Symbolic Interaction and New Social Media" (Studies in Symbolic Interaction series, Volume 43), which has just been published by Emerald Publishing, U.K.


For sale: 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 minivan in great condition. Loaded, includes DVD, captains chairs. Dark blue. Good tires. Call Lyle for a test drive 419-2897.

For rent: Two-bedroom, two-bath unit located at 107 Parkview Dr. Two story unit with nobody above. There is a main level bedroom and bath along with the kitchen, living and dining room in an open floor plan. One bedroom and a full bath located in the loft on the upstairs level. The unit is furnished with stove, fridge, and main level washer & dryer. The covered front porch over looks Nordheim park in a very quiet neighborhood. Off-street parking and landlord takes care of mowing and snow removal. Unit is available immediately; rent is $650 per month, with one month deposit. Email [email protected] for a rental application or questions.

For sale: Three-bedroom home for sale. Remodeled in June. New roof, siding, windows and flooring. Has one car garage, large backyard and basement. Located on a very nice lot in Freeport off the main road. 2520-170th Avenue, Decorah. Move in ready. Asking $149,500. Motivated sellers, make an offer today. Call 380-9101.

For sale: Four-bedroom, two-bath updated home for sale in Calmar. Single, attached garage. Located on a corner lot near downtown, bike trail and the school. Please contact Matt at 419-6288.

For rent: Two-bedroom for rent. Located right next to Luther College. Private entrance, kitchen, living area, bathroom and laundry. All utilities included. Off street parking. Garage available for additional cost. No pets, no smoking. One year lease. $800/month. Email [email protected] or call (605) 759-4617.

Wanted: Golfers for the Don Kemp Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Oneota Golf and Country Club. The shot gun start is at 12:30 and sign-in is from 11:30-12:30. Entry fee includes greens fees, cart, meal and prizes. Enter individually for $65 or as a team for $260. A meal option can be purchased separately for $20. A Hole/Green Sponsor is available for $100. Donations can be made directly to Winneshiek County Habitat. To register call Gus Johnson at 382-1802 or 380-6023 or send registration information to Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity, Box 457, Decorah, Iowa.


And finally...

Tomorrow is International Friendship Day, a day to celebrate friends old and new. Here are some ideas for celebrating with friends:

  • Write a nice card for your friend telling them how much you appreciate their friendship.
  • Buy or make them a small present - flowers, chocolates, friendship bands, a cake, a dreamcatcher, friendship journal or anything that catches your imagination!
  • Make your friend a mixed CD of all the songs that define your friendship (or ones that you just happen to mutually like!)  
  • Call all those old friends you haven't spoken to in ages.. remember the girl scout motto: "Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold!"
  • Invite your closest buddies over for a sleepover with popcorn and movies! Or bring some blankets outside and watch the stars.
  • If you're all busy during the day, plan to go out to dinner with your friend(s). Dress up in your finest and have a fun night that's different from the norm.
  • Host a Friendship Dinner Party!

For more information on International Friendship Day see: http://www.un.org/en/events/friendshipday/, and for more ideas on how to celebrate see: http://www.friendship.com.au/friendday.html