Tuesday, Aug. 13

TUESDAY 8/13/13

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Service of Dedication

Faculty and staff, spouses and guests are invited to attend the annual Service of Dedication at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. President David Tiede will deliver his State of the College address and new faculty and staff will be introduced. Offices are allowed to close for the dedication service so that as many employees as possible can attend. A reception will follow.

Individual counseling sessions available

TIAA-CREF announces individual counseling sessions from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 28-29, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Space is limited. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 or call (866)843-5640, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Sessions will be held at the Career Center, second floor, Dahl Centennial Union.

Hazardous waste pick-up

Do you have college generated waste of which you would like to dispose? In the near future, Facilities will be scheduling a pick up of campus hazardous waste. If you have materials that you would like to have included in this pick-up, please send an email to brickmga and include the name of the substance, quantity and current location. 

Free yoga for faculty and staff - ends Aug. 19

Learn the basics of gentle yoga during this free class for staff and faculty. Held Mondays from 12-12:45 p.m. in Hovde Lounge in the Library, attendees will release muscle tension and increase strength and flexibility while relaxing and rejuvenating the body and mind. All ages and skill levels are welcome. No experience required. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Questions? Contact Sonja at [email protected] or Greg at lonningr. This summer yoga class ends Aug. 19.

Study carrels available

Single-person library study carrels/study desks available to a good home on campus. Solid wood construction. Each has a shelf above the desk area. 50" tall, 24" deep, 36" wide; desktop height 28 1/2". Matching wood chairs also available. 25 slated for disposition; how many could your department/classroom/lab use? Free if you contact atwelled within the next week. Come by the library to take a look. Currently located on the lower floor.

Preus library wants to know what you're reading this summer

The library is putting together a social media campaign (including a video) featuring members of the Luther community reading. To participate, share a photo of yourself and your summer read on the Preus Library Facebook page or by emailing librarian Jennifer Rian rianje01.

New LIS websites

LIS has a new look. As of this week, Library and Information Services are using the Reason content management system to power its websites. Take a look at the new LIS http://www2.luther.edu/lis/, Library http://www2.luther.edu/library/, Technology Help Desk http://www2.luther.edu/helpdesk/, and Archives http://www2.luther.edu/archives/ websites. Old bookmarks will work, faculty and staff are encouraged to bookmark these new URLs. Feedback is welcome. Email webcontent.

Updated KATIE

Luther College has upgraded its version of Moodle (KATIE). This upgrade introduces a new "responsive theme." A responsive theme enables KATIE to be useful on whatever size device a user has, iPad or other tablet and even any smart phone. By its nature the new theme presents KATIE quite differently. To access a screencast showcasing some of the new features click: http://screencast.com/t/B7yrWPkFgV7e. Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk with questions at 387-1000, help or enter requests online at http://help.luther.edu.

Yoga for faculty and staff

Molly Lesmeister will hold a six week yoga class for faculty and staff starting Sept. 9 in the Center for the Arts. Class will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. in Studio 2. Contact Mullen Wacker wackmu01 with questions.

Break shuttle drivers needed

Luther’s break shuttle is growing rapidly along with our need for occasional drivers. We’re looking for non-students to add to the pool we can ask when an opportunity arises. We typically use 12-passenger vans and go to Minneapolis, Des Moines, Davenport and Madison. This could be nice for part-time employees, assistant coaches, retired staff or faculty. Please contact Dan Bellrichard at <bellda02> or 387-1253 if interested.

Paideia text in the news-Decision made on Lacks' cells

Those who read last year's Paideia text at Luther, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot may be interested in this report from Reuters news service: "The National Institutes of Health" announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with the family of the late Henrietta Lacks, the African-American woman whose cancer cells scientists took without her permission 62 years ago and used to create an endlessly replicating cell line now used in countless labs worldwide. Under the unprecedented pact, a grandson and a great-granddaughter of Lacks, whose story was told in the 2010 best-selling book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," will help decide which biomedical researchers will have access to the complete genome data in cells derived from her cervical tumor, called HeLa cells. That data—which can be used to infer medical and other information about Lacks' family—will be stored in a secure, NIH-controlled database."

Open portrait session

Visual Media will be hosting an open portrait session for faculty and staff who want an updated headshot. Come to Union 213 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30


Adventure race Sept. 21

The Adventure Race will be Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Register as a relay or individual. The race consists of three miles of canoeing or kayaking, a nine mile bike ride, followed by a three mile run. Register at www2.luther.edu/studentlife/wellness/theadventurerace. For more information or questions contact Karen Davidson davika05 or Ashley Swanson swanas01.


Monticello College Foundation awards Luther College $6,900 grant

Luther College was granted $6,900 from the Monticello College Foundation to fund an additional student researcher seeking to understand how pollutants interact with a supramolecular host system—cyclodextrins (sugar buckets) or micelles.

Luther College professors attend ACM-SAIL seminar in Italy

Three Luther College professors explored the links among Earth, the environment and culture during a seminar in Italy this summer. Anita Carrasco, Beth Lynch and Matt Simpson participated in the Associated Colleges of the Midwest-Mellon Seminar for Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning.



Thank you

We would like to thank the Luther community for the thoughts, kind words and prayers after the passing of Trudy's father, Arland Emery, on July 27.

-Scott and Trudy Barnes

New employees, transfers

Anna Murray transferred to her new position as Olson/Larson area coordinator Aug. 1. Her new office is Olson Hall second floor, telephone 387-1754.

Kari Koch transferred to her position as administrative assistant in the Health, Physical Education and Athletic Training department Aug. 5. Her new office is Regents Center 105, telephone 387-1245.

Dan Marlow started his position as assistant director for experiential learning July 29. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 205A, telephone 387-1472.

Mike Tangen started his position as assistant football and strength coach Aug. 1. His office is in Regents Center 11E, telephone 387-1724. 

Kelsey Boyce started her position as Brandt Hall director Aug. 1. Her office is in Brandt 222, telephone 387-2145.

Jennifer Thuente started her position as Bookstore staff/union cashier Aug. 7. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 204, telephone 387-1037.

Kristi Knutson started her position as administrative assistant in Music Aug. 7. Her office is Jensen-Noble 210, telephone 387-1208.

Position opening

Des Moines area admissions counselor Full-time admissions counselor. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the recruitment of students from southern Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Duties also include interviewing prospective students when on campus and assisting with other admissions-related activities/events as assigned. Extensive travel is required. Candidates must be currently based in the greater Des Moines area, or be willing to relocate to the area. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, some computer knowledge, and the ability to make public presentations. Previous experience in admissions or a related field is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required, and applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Contact <hr> for more information.


Wanted: Looking for temporary childcare for my two children ages one and four ending Aug. 19. Experience preferred. Please call (515)494-5135.

Wanted: Looking for reliable, engaging daycare for two sweet, fun boys, ages 2 and 5, in my home on Fridays all semester or all school year. Competitive wages. Contact Karen, 419-2926.

Wanted: We are looking for a part-time babysitter for at least the fall semester for our daughter, 3 months old. Monday through Thursday, approximately 25 hours per week. If interested, please contact Gwen Strand at 387-7763 or <strandgu>.

Wanted: Right brain guitarist. Have good command of chord forms (+jazz) and scale modes. Weak on theory and want help with song construction. I am open to terms of lessons. Contact Craig Peterson at 419-0373.

For sale: 2001 Chevy Malibu and a 2006 Chevy Impala. Both cars can be seen at the Facilities parking lot. The minimum bid for the Malibu is $3,900. The minimum bid for the Impala is $4,500. Bids should be emailed to Chris Johnson at <johnch07> by 1 p.m. on Aug. 23, 2013. Please state which car you are bidding on and the amount of your bid.

For rent: Two bedroom home for rent. Main level master with private bath and walk-in closet. Large family room with fireplace, main level laundry and central air. Next to Nordheim Park. 107 Parkview. $750 month. Email [email protected] for a rental application.

For sale: Mobile home lot sharing 1.3 acres available for rent 3 miles south of Decorah on hard surface road in Decorah School District. $150 monthly rent includes water, sewer, garbage, snow removal and lawn care. Mobile Home must be 2008 or newer and in good condition. Call 380-2760 for more information.

Wanted: I am in the market for cast iron cookware. Please email <murran01> if you have any you are looking to get off your hands.

For sale: 4-5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. Completely surrounded by trees on 1.3 secluded acres at the edge of town. One mile from the college. Great views.  New roof. Extra parking for RV/ boat. Call 387-0242 for more info.

Wanted: Looking for yarn. My daughter is making and selling crocheted items to raise money for a mission trip to Costa Rica next summer. We are looking for donations of yarn-any small scraps that you aren't using, no matter how little. Anything would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Cheryl at wiesch01.


And finally...

Aug. 10-17 is national Elvis week.

"I ain't no saint, but I've tried never to do anything that would hurt my family or offend God...I figure all any kid needs is hope and the feeling he or she belongs. If I could do or say anything that would give some kid that feeling, I would believe I had contributed something to the world." -Elvis

For more information see www.elvis.com/elvisweek.