Tuesday, Aug. 20

TUESDAY 8/20/13

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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.


Electronic pay advice information

With the approval of the President’s Cabinet, beginning with the Sept. 25 paycheck, all Luther employees will receive their pay advices (pay stubs) electronically. Pay advices will go directly to employees' My.Luther account where they can log in with their secure Norse Key. The electronic pay advices will contain the same information that currently appears on the paper pay advice, with the exception of leave balances. This balance can still be viewed at My.Luther.

General overview sessions will be offered by the Office of Human Resources and Office of Financial Services for all employees from 1:30-3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 26 in Olin 102 and from 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Sept. 12 in Mott.   

For those unfamiliar with My.Luther and using a Norse Key, a training session will be offered in Olin 301 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. Because of limited space, please reserve a spot by calling Sheryl, 387-1134.

2013 hours update

Dahl Centennial Union
Sunday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Normal hours resume Saturday, Aug. 31
Sunday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-midnight

Welcome Center
Sunday-Saturday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Normal hours resume Wednesday, Sept. 4
Sunday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m.-midnight

Book Shop
Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 20-23: 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 25: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Normal hours resume on Monday, Aug. 26
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 20-23: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Normal hours resume Monday, Aug. 26
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon

Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.
Regular hours resume Aug. 26
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oneota Market
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4
Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 1 p.m.-midnight

Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Coffee/Ice Creme Shop
Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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 https://www.tiaa-cref.org/public/products-services/retirement-consultation 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.

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.

Luther swim team lessons

Luther swim team will once again be holding swim lessons for area youth. Please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XAlq0-9n6O5pZ0R7UecqmxDCVcVkwRqOpvhRmasfrH8/viewform to register. Cost is $55 per child, per session. Payment is required at first day of lessons of each session. Times are 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Session 1: Sept. 9-13-Open
Session 2: Sept. 16-20-Open
Session 3: Sept. 23-27-Open

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 Ella Carlson <carlel03> with questions. As times and sessions fill up we will be deleting them off the form.

-Luther Swimming Team


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 http://www2.luther.edu/studentlife/wellness/adventure-race/. For more information or questions contact Karen Davidson <davika05> or Ashley Swanson <swanas01>.


Luther 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. Olga Rinco has been collaborating on a project for two years with two Luther students, and the Monticello College Foundation grant enabled Ali Panning '14, to join the research group. The group has been studying how environmental pollutants can be detected at low levels by host-guest photochemistry. Thanks in part to this grant, they plan to complete the work in the near future and publish the findings.

Dave Mitchell was the featured speaker at the 2013 Iowa/USA Wrestling Banquet in Waterloo Iowa Saturday, Aug. 10.

Curtis Reiso '54, was given the Pioneer Memorial Award at the Heritage Club Dinner in Decorah this spring. The Pioneer Memorial Award was established in 1988 to honor individuals who characterize the spirit of Heritage Club and whose generous support serves as an inspiration to others. It is for his visionary commitment and steadfast support to Luther that the college presented the 2013 Pioneer Memorial Award to Reiso.


Thank you

To all who played in the 2013 Friends of Luther Wrestling Golf Outing.

-Dave Mitchell and the Luther wrestling team

New employees, transfers

Kate Duffert began her position as student engagement coordinator in the Development Office Monday, Aug. 12. Her office is Loyalty 212, telephone 387-1324.

Hillary Vamstad started her position as Campus News and Visual Medial administrative assistant on Aug. 19. Her office is Dahl Centennial Union 213, telephone 387-1864.

Jenn Tinnell started her position as tennis coach intern Aug. 12. Her office is Regents Center 14, telephone 387-1419.

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.


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, <wiesch01>.

For sale: Energy-efficient home located one block from campus. Totally remodeled 12 years ago. High efficiency furnace and central air. Energy efficient windows. Large master bedroom, en suite bath with 6-foot jacuzzi. Large lower level family room. two and 3/4 baths, floored attic, garages for two cars plus storage shed. Six appliances with home. Large private lot with garden, includes raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb. Above-ground pool included. Contact 387-0756 or [email protected].

Seeking: Babysitting opportunities. Former Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp counselor, CPR certified, responsible and organized. Communication studies major, English minor, in Nordic Choir. Contact Jenna Hoge, (612) 247-1065 or <hogeje01>.

Wanted: Donation of a used yet reliable minivan or cargo van for use by the non-profit Winneshiek Energy District for energy efficiency work in the county. Your tax- deductible contribution will likely be worth much more than the vehicle's trade-in value. Help yourself as well as the Winneshiek Energy District by contacting board chair, Jim Martin-Schramm, 387-1251, <marschja>.

Home for sale: By owner at 2573 Golf View Road, Decorah. Backyard is hole 8. Possibility: Lease back until summer 2014. Five bedrooms, three and 1/2 baths. Interested parties may call 387-0151.

For sale: Yamaha wood clarinet Model YCL-450NCA in excellent condition. Purchased for $1,200 in 2002 from Kephart’s and they have serviced it regularly, including a complete overhaul in July for $375). This beautiful instrument now has new pads, new corks, new mouthpiece, and all keys were removed for polishing and buffing–looks and plays like new. Ready to make beautiful music for many years, will sell for $800.  This is a steal. Call 419-3900.

Wanted: Ride to Rochester. Share the cost of gasoline if you are going to Rochester Aug. 27. No return ride needed so a drop off at the Mayo Clinic is also possible. Must be to Rochester by 9:30 a.m. Call 382-9485.


And finally...

Happy first day of school to area youth!

"Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years."

-Gracie Allen