Tuesday, Aug. 19

TUESDAY 8/19/14

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Service of Dedication

Faculty and staff, spouses and guests are invited to attend the annual Service of Dedication Thursday, Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m. President Paula J. Carlson will deliver her 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.


Interim director of Human Resources

Marsha Wenthold is serving as interim director of Human Resources until a new director is named. Matt Bills, visiting faculty in management, is working in the HR office assisting with several HR projects. The search for the new director is underway, and the college hopes to have a new director in place by mid-fall. Questions regarding HR procedure and policy should be directed to Marsha until a new director is named.

Early arrival cafeteria hours

Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.

New Norsekey.luther.edu website

LIS is pleased to announce a new Norsekey.luther.edu website where faculty, staff and students can change their Norse Key and Active Directory password in one place. For additional security, the next time faculty, staff and students change their password, it will need to be a minimum of 10 characters, numbers and symbols in length.  

For more information on Norse Key and Active Directory passwords see the Norse Key Policy on the LIS website.

Luther faculty-staff directory 2014-15

Preparation for the print version (hard copy) of the 2014-15 Luther College Faculty-Staff Directory has begun. Faculty and staff should review current information and make changes as needed at the following link: http://django.luther.edu/printedDirectory.

To access the form, faculty and staff will need to sign in with their NorseKey. Cell phone numbers will be used as the contact in emergency communication situations. Contact Sheryl Sievert in Human Resources with questions, telephone 387-1134.

New theme for KATIE

A new theme will be applied to KATIE on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 21. The reorganization of the design places focus on recent courses. For a sneak peek at the new theme, see New Theme for KATIE Fall 2014 at https://www2.luther.edu/lis/blog/?story_id=564744 on the LIS blog. Any questions? Contact the LIS Technology Help Desk.

Edible Landscapes open for harvest

The kale and swiss chard in the Ylvisaker Edible Landscape look amazing. Cut near the base of the plant. In the Valders Edible Landscape, it is herbs galore. Basil, chives, lemonbalm, sage, rosemary, and more. Pick and try them fresh, dried or freeze them. Contact <yappma01> with any questions.


Upcoming events

Aug. 18: "Techniques for Extending the Season," 12:15-1:15 p.m., Valders 362 

Aug. 21: "Kale! Your New Best Friend!" 12-1 p.m., Valders 379

Aug. 25: "Patchwork Green Harvest Day," 9-10:30 a.m., Patchwork Green Farm

Pilates classes at Luther College

Luther is working in cooperation with Winneshiek Medical Center Rehab and Sports Medicine to provide Pilates fitness classes for faculty and staff.

Try it for free on Wednesday, Aug. 20 or 27, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Dance Studio at the CFA.

Luther swim team lessons

Luther swim team will once again be holding swim lessons for area youth. Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16XvP8ZV1v7rcFrvgH74z7MArJkCfZ0mabyYHmwDL0MI/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link. Cost is $55 per child, per session. Payment is required at first day of each session. Times are 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Session 1: Sept. 15-19
Session 2: Sept. 22-26
Session 3: Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Use the form on the site to sign up an individual child for one or more sessions. Please fill a separate form out for each additional child. Minimum age is four years old.

First come, first registered. Contact Bethany Nicoll, <nicobe01>, with questions.

-Luther Swim Team

Reason introductory and refresher training sessions

New to Reason, Luther's web content management system? Already been trained in Reason, but could use a refresher? If so, LIS is offering two sessions, Reason 101 and Reason 201, that will introduce users to the basic features of Reason, giving tips on how to write for the web, or give users a refresher on the basics and introduce different options in the new responsive design. Registration is on the LIS website at http://www2.luther.edu/lis/events/.

Yoga Lunch Hour series

Join Molly Lesmeister for a six week yoga session starting Sept. 8. Two class options offered: Mondays at 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. Sign up for one class a week, or both. Beginners welcome. Class will be held in Studio II of the CFA. Props provided, no experience necessary. Registration is $18 for one class per week and $36 for two classes per week. Checks can me made payable to Luther College, payment due the first day of class. Register by emailing Molly, [email protected].

Women's Basketball Jr. Norse

Join us for Luther College Women's Basketball Jr. Norse 2014. Each week Jr. Norse will have the opportunity to interact with the 2014-15 Luther women's basketball team while participating in fundamental drills, team play, shooting competitions and more. Sessions are Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 and 9 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Main Gym of the Regents Center. Girls in second-fifth grade are welcome. Registration is $35 and includes instruction and a Norse gift bag. For questions, contact Amanda Bailey, 387-1584 or <necham01>.



Norma Refsal, who has worked for Luther for 39 years, has announced her retirement effective Sept. 5. We look forward to thanking Norma for her dedicated service to the college.

New employees, transfers

Alex Smith began his new position as admissions counselor on July 1. His office is Dahl Centennial Union 261, telephone 387-1413.

Bryan Nikkel began his position as head baseball coach and director of athletic facilities on July 9. His office is Regents 217E, telephone 387-1590.

Kevin Wenger began his new position as Ylvisaker Hall director on Aug. 1. His office is Ylvisaker Office, telephone 387-1305.

Jordan Burkhart began his new position as Towers area coordinator on Aug. 1. His office is Brunsdale Lounge, telephone 387-1907.

Nicholas Lauer began his position as Brandt Hall director on Aug. 1. His office is Brandt 222, telephone 387-2145.

Cameron Schuknecht began his position as Legends Center director and assistant men's basketball coach on Aug. 1. His office is Legends 150E, telephone 387-1360.

Zachary Ruot began his position as football intern on Aug. 1. His office is Regents 16, telephone 387-1637.

Jamison Stallman began his position as energy and waste fellow on Aug. 1. His office is Valders 372K, telephone 387-1219.

Mary Frances Fairfield began her position as tennis intern on Aug. 15. Her office is Regents 14, telephone 387-1491.


To Marcia Bullerman, who has been hired as the administrative assistant in the Office of the President. Marcia's email remains the same <bullerma>, but her new phone number is 387-1001.

Job openings

Vice president for finance and administration administrative assistant: Full-time administrative assistant to provide support for the vice president for finance and administration. Duties include managing the vice president's schedule, making travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, coordinating events, providing budget management support, serving as office receptionist and processing mail. The position requires a professional demeanor and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Qualified candidates must have strong communication skills, a high level of computer expertise, the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, and the ability to exercise thoughtful and independent judgment. Experience providing executive-level support preferred. Review of applications will begin Aug. 29 and continue until position is filled.  

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.


Xiao Hu and Du Huang recorded a new CD of piano duo music for the Chinese label Yangtze River. During their recent trip to China, they presented a piano duo recital and a piano master class at Guizhou Normal University. They also presented piano master classes at Guiyang College and Wuhan Conservatory of Music.

Pacific School of Religion's Board of Trustees voted Rev. David Vásquez-Levy the school's next president. He will be one of only four persons of Latino or Latina descent currently serving as president of an accredited seminary in the U.S. and its territories.

Luther faculty Ruth Berger and Mike Johnson, and recent Luther graduate Jenny Rustad attended MathFest, the annual summer meeting of the Mathematics Association of America, in Portland, Aug. 6-10. Ruth presented a talk "The Many Shapes of Hyperbolas in Taxicab Geometry." Mike presented joint work with current Luther students Grant Barnes and Cadence Sawyer, in a talk titled "Finding the Catalan Numbers in the Sandpile Model." Jenny presented "Dynamics of Light Refracted in Tilings of Metamaterials" in the Pi Mu Epsilon speaker session.

Don Jones has earned the designation of Professional Certified Marketer from the American Marketing Association. The certification is earned through meeting education and experience requirements along with the successful completion of a comprehensive marketing examination.


Wanted: Looking for a few sheets of handmade paper.  If this is your hobby, please call 382-4802, or email <schollde>.

For sale: Outdoor furniture and garden items. Includes two tan heavy duty plastic Adirondack chairs, two black metal obelisks, miscellaneous flower pots and garden miscellany. Email <chrija02> for a link with pictures and prices.

Preschool: Northeast Iowa Montessori is currently taking enrollments for its 2014-15 school year. The program serves 3-6 year olds in a multi-aged, Montessori classroom. Enrollment can be half day or full day. Program runs five days a week. Early drop off and after school latch key also available. Please inquire at [email protected].

Free: The library is seeking new homes for several pieces of extremely sturdy, solid-wood study furniture. We have four-person and six-person study carrel tables available (with solid wooden chairs to match). They are original to our building and need to be moved out due to space considerations. Preference given to other departments on campus or other libraries or schools, though requests for individual personal use will be considered. Read a more complete description and view pictures at http://www2.luther.edu/lis/blog/?story_id=561170. Interested? Questions? Email <library>.

Free: The library is seeking new library homes for two rows of metal shelving. We need to move them out due to space considerations. Preference given to other departments on campus or other libraries or schools. Read a more complete description and view pictures at http://www2.luther.edu/lis/blog/?story_id=561145. Interested? Questions? Email <library>.

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 rent: We are offering a freestanding garage for rent in Decorah. The interior dimensions are 9’4” by 15’. It's clean and dry. For picture and more info see: http://www.decorahnow.com/posts/16014 or contact Scott, (410) 603-0724.

For rent: Two bedroom lower level of house for rent. House is located very close to Luther at 415 Riverview Drive. Private entrance, kitchen, bathroom, patio, laundry. All utilities are included. Garage space available at additional cost. No pets, no smoking. One year lease. $800/month. Contact (605) 759-4617 or [email protected] for more information or to view.

Garage sale: 1104 Walnut St., Decorah. Children's clothing, toys, fully stocked KidKraft toy kitchen, solid cherry dresser, large sofa with slipcover. Friday, Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 8-11 a.m. For more information contact <jonebr01>.

Free: Washer (Maytag) and dryer (GE), that were left behind by previous homeowners. They are sitting in the front yard at 203 Hollihan St. in Decorah and ready to be hauled. Hollihan is a very steep street, so pull in the front drive to load. Contact Molly <mcnimo01> with any questions.


And finally...

There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.

-William Barclay