Tuesday, Aug. 5

TUESDAY 8/05/14

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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.

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.

Luther graduate Kirsten Hash to teach in Austria

The Austrian-American Educational Commission has selected Luther College graduate Kirsten Hash to serve as a U.S. Teaching Assistant for the 2014-15 academic year. Hash will serve as an English teaching assistant in Austrian secondary schools. Her duties in the classroom setting include teaching lessons, leading small-group book discussions and engaging in one-on-one conversations with students. As part of the program's goals, it will be her duty to make learning English a lively, cross-cultural experience.

Flexible spending account claims

Flexible spending account claims (health and dependent care) will not be processed the week of Aug. 4 - 8. The claims will be processed Wednesday, Aug. 13.


Upcoming events

August 13: “All About Salsa,” 12-1 p.m., Valders 379

August 18: “Techniques for Extending the Season,” 12:15-1:15 p.m., Valders 362 

August 21: “Kale! Your New Best Friend!” 12-1 p.m., Valders 379

August 25: “Patchwork Green Harvest Day,” 9-10:30 a.m., Patchwork Green Farm 


Job openings

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 the 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.

Student Employment Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office: Immediate opening for a full-time position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the creation, promotion and enhancement of student employment opportunities on and off campus; processing student payroll; and providing supervisor training. Position requires high school diploma. Two-plus years of college and 3 to 5 years of program management preferred.

Campus News and Visual Media Administrative Assistant: 10-month, part-time (.50FTE) office assistant. Responsibilities include supporting both Campus News and Visual Media through writing press releases, distributing mass communication, managing schedules, supporting the creation of visual content, front desk management including interacting with clients and key constituents. Experience in communications field a must with preference going to candidates with experience in visual media.

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

We would like to express our thanks to everyone here at Luther for their kind words, messages, cards and concern following the death of our father, Gene Gulrud. We appreciate your kindness.

-Doreen Bidne and Debbie Aske


Vern Thuente, who has worked for Luther for 26 years, has announced his retirement effective Aug. 29. In the weeks ahead we look forward to thanking Vern for his dedicated service to the college.   



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 and dryer. The covered front porch overlooks 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.

For sale:  Two-bedroom, two-bath home for sale at 2273 Eagle Ridge Lane in Lansing, IA.  Sits on 1.94 acres with a Mississippi River view, finished basement and two-car garage. Includes washer, dryer, microwave and fridge. Pictures and additional information at http://www.smedrealty.com/listings or contact Marty at <bergmart> with questions.

For sale: Jupiter CTR-60 Carnegie XL Sterling Trumpet in great condition for sale. Bought new and used for 4 years. Only thing it needs is cleaning. Asking $325 obo. Contact Debbie at 380-8409.

For sale: 2004 GMC Sierra 2500 LD 4WD Crew Cab Pickup with 63,000 miles. 4WD, 6.0 Liter, automatic, remote start, topper, 1 owner, dealer maintained, towing package and many more options. 5th wheel hitch also available for additional cost. It is a great truck and has been maintained. Asking $19,500. Contact Debbie at 380-8409 or <smithdeb> for pictures or additional information.

For sale: 2005 Chrysler Sebring. 117,745 miles, 4-speed automatic, 4-cyl 2.4 liter, 20 city 27 highway mpg, AM/FM stereo CD player, minor hail damage. Power Locks and Windows with air conditioning. Bids should be emailed to <johnch07>. Car may be seen at the Facilities parking lot. Bidding concludes Aug. 15,  at 5 p.m. Winner will be notified on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. If you have questions please call 387-1010.

For Sale: 1999 Buick Century Custom in good condition. Single family, two owners. Burgundy with gray interior. New brake lines and front tires, plus consistent maintenance with records. For more information, photos or a test drive, contact Amanda at [email protected] or 520-603-4285.

Free: 25-50 beautiful tall purple German bearded irises to share. The semi-dormant rhizomes have been lifted and cleaned, and are ready to plant in your garden now so they can bloom in the spring. Contact Ruth Kath <kathruth>.



And finally...

This week is national "Exercise with your Child Week." Here are a few tips to get moving!

  • Limit TV time and keep the TV out of a child’s bedroom.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Walk around the block after a meal.
  • Make a new house rule: no sitting still during television commercials.
  • Find time to spend together doing a fun activity: family park day, swim day or bike day.
  • Issue a family challenge to see who can be the first to achieve a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award by committing to physical activity five days a week, for six weeks. Adults and children can both receive the award!
  • Be sure that children get the sleep they need. Most children under age five need to sleep for 11 hours or more per day, children age five to 10 need 10 hours of sleep or more per day, and children over age 10 need at least nine hours per day.

For more ideas on getting moving with the family, go to: http://www.letsmove.gov/active-families