Tuesday, Aug. 27

TUESDAY 8/27/13

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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.

Fall semester Opening Convocation

Join the community in celebrating the start of a new academic year. Opening Convocation will be held Thurs., Sept. 5, at 9:40 a.m. in the CFL. If possible, offices should close so all can attend. The speaker is Thrity Umrigar, author of "The Space Between Us," the 2013 summer reading.  

There will be a Q&A with Dr. Umrigar, followed by a book signing, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Main Hall of the CFL.  

Letter to students from Student Health Services

On Aug. 22 returning Luther students received a letter from Corey Landstrom and Diane Tacke providing the details on changes to the services offered beginning this fall at the Student Health Services.  A copy of the letter can be found at: https://www2.luther.edu/healthservice/update/.


Parking changes

The office of Safety and Security would like to alert the Luther community to some recent changes in parking regulations and/or space designations. These changes are in effect immediately. Signs have been, or will be, added to reflect the changes so please pay close attention to all signs on campus. All regular school year lot designations will be in effect starting on Tuesday Aug. 27.

  • In the past students with A and B stickers have been restricted from the main campus and adjacent streets during business hours. Those with A and B stickers may now utilize the Regents Center and City Pool parking lots as well as the Baker Village and College Apartments areas. The restriction from parking on the adjacent streets and the other campus lots remains in effect.
  • The spaces reserved for campus administration have moved from the east side of the CFL to the spaces adjacent the Campus Pastor space in the small lot south of Ylvisaker. The Reserved spaces by the CFL are now designated as General Visitor Parking.
  • The south side of the roadway that runs between the Bell Green and Loyalty and Larsen is now designated as Visitor Parking rather than No Parking.
  • The renovation of the driveway at the lower level of the Towers has resulted in the elimination of the 10 minute parking that was previously located between Miller and Dieseth. Several other short term parking spaces have been added in the immediate area however. These spaces are designated as 30 minute parking.

Like many similar institutions, when it comes to parking issues, Luther is faced with the challenge of balancing aesthetics, order, safety and convenience. In an effort to maintain such a balance Luther has developed, and maintains, a set of parking and traffic regulations. With the privilege of parking and driving on campus comes an expectation that the users of our facilities will operate and park their vehicles within the established rules. The cooperation of all will help ensure we maintain a safe environment while best utilizing our limited resources.

Parking restrictions for move-in 

On Saturday, Aug. 31, Luther will see a flurry of activity as a mass of first year students, and their families, experience the joy of moving into our residence halls. For many this will be an emotional experience as the students embark on a new adventure and parents see them on their way. In an effort to make the experience a bit less stressful we will be reserving parking areas near the halls to accommodate the movers.

Since a number of early arrivals will be making the move on Thursday and Friday as well, the following parking restrictions will go into effect starting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28. The small parking lot south of Ylvisaker will be reserved for vehicles unloading for move-in. High street from Jenson-Noble to Campus House will be designated as a one way street, west to east, so moving vehicles may park on the north side of the street. There will be no parking on the south side of the street. Faculty, staff and students are asked to refrain from parking in these areas. Thank you for your cooperation in extending this welcome to the new members of the Luther community.                 

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.

A general overview session will be offered by the Office of Human Resources and Office of Financial Services for all employees 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

Preus Library
Saturday, Aug. 31: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 1: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 2-3: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Regular school hours resume Wednesday, Sept. 4 

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
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Mail Center/SPO
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon

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: 7 a.m.-midnight
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-midnight

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

Yoga with Molly Lesmeister

A six-week yoga session with Molly Lesmeister starts Sept. 9. Sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday and Wednesday in the CFA, Studio II. Limited space available, sign up for the entire session by contacting Mullen Wacker, 568-1563 or <wackmu01>.

Welcome WorldCat Local

A reminder that over the summer the library replaced both the Magnus catalog and Encore discovery tool with WorldCat Local. This new catalog allows users to search both Luther's collection and the entire WorldCat catalog for books, articles, videos and recordings from one search box. We have also replaced our underlying library system with OCLC's (Online Computer Library Center) new WorldShare Management Services platform. Please report issues, concerns, suggestions, compliments to any of the library staff. Address complaints to John Goodin.

New Luther ticketing system

Validate your account in the new Luther ticketing system at  tickets.luther.edu. All faculty, staff, students and patrons of the box office will receive an email with their nontransferable login and password. All of your benefits for any Luther ticketed event (Christmas at Luther, faculty/staff, student CAF) will be coded to this account, and it must be set up before any purchases can be made. Do not set up a new account.  If you have any questions, contact the Luther College Ticket Office, 387-1357.  


Events this week

Sept. 2, SAC Spotlight Performance, Comedy Sportz, 7 p.m., Center for Faith and Life, Main Hall

Opening Convocation Sept. 5

Thrity Umrigar, best-selling author of “The Space Between Us,” will present Luther College’s 2013 Opening Convocation Lecture “If Today Be Sweet,” Thursday, Sept. 5 in the CFL Main Hall 

There will also be a Q&A session and book signing Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Umrigar was born in Bombay, India and lived there until she came to the United States when she was 21. 

Three professors will be installed in faculty chair positions at the service.

Center Stage Series: 'Ring of Fire'

Produced by Curt Wollan, Luther class of 1973,  “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. The performance in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall is the Season Opener of Luther College's 2013-14 Center Stage Series. The performance is sponsored by Gundersen Health System.

The performance celebrates the life and music of Johnny Cash. The musical revue includes more than 35 of his hit songs including some of his well-known duets with June Carter Cash.

Tickets are available online at www.tickets.luther.edu or at the Luther Box Office.

Luther's Distinguished Lecture Series announces 13-14 guests

Anne Lamott, author of "Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life" and "Help, Thanks, Wow," comes to Luther at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept 28. Nicholas Carr, author of the "The Atlantic" article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and the recent book "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains" is the featured speaker at 9:40 a.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6. Classes are encouraged to connect. Questions? Contact Tanya Gertz, <gertta01>. 


David Faldet has had the following poems published or accepted: "Watching the Pulse" in "Spiritus: Journal of Christian Spirituality," "Underpainting" in "Ekphrasis," "Little Bean" in "Sow's Ear Poetry Review," "Too Little Too Late" in "The Midwest Quarterly," and "The Horizon Empties" in "Canary: A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis."

The 2012 broadcast of "Christmas at Luther: Tidings of Comfort and Joy" has been nominated for a 2013 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy® Award in the category of “Special Event Coverage.” This is the second nomination for the joint venture of the Luther College Music Department and Twin Cities Public Television (St. Paul, Minn.). The 2008 broadcast, "Christmas at Luther: Night of Glory, Dawn of Peace," won the award for the same category back in 2009. 

Dan Davis and classics major Daniel Faas are conducting underwater archaeological research off the coast of Turkey this summer. Their team has already discovered two new shipwrecks. You can watch the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCZYqYbIHnI.

Brian Caton gave a lecture, "Writing the History of a Colonial Institution: the Case of the Government Cattle Farm, Hissar," at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, on Aug. 2.



To the family of Frank Barth, professor emeritus of accounting and management at Luther, who passed away Aug. 23. In addition to teaching at Luther, Frank also served Gustavus Adolphus College as president. His obituary is posted online at:  http://memorial.yourtribute.com/frankbarth/. There will be a memorial service for Frank Barth at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, in the Center for Faith and Life with Rev. Steve Jacobsen officiating.

To Connie Rothmeyer and family on the Aug. 16 death of Connie's father James Monroe, 87, of West Union. Services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union, with a 9:30 a.m. wake and 10:30 a.m. service.

Thank you

From Student Support Services for the wonderful three-ring binder donations we received. We were overwhelmed this year with donations from individuals and departments. Our students greatly appreciate these binders.

We would like to thank the department or individual who donated several boxes of dark gray three-ring binders, however we didn't receive any information about their origin. Please let us know so we can express our gratitude to you and/or your department. Contact <jen.folstad>.

Position opening

Part-time custodian: Part-time, .75 FTE, 12-month position. Typical hours will be day hours, Monday through Friday. Some weekend work may occasionally be required. Must be able to work with little supervision, complete work thoroughly and promptly, and be self-motivated. High school diploma or equivalent required. Those who applied for the custodial position earlier this summer will be considered for this position.

Financial Aid administrative assistant: Seeking two full-time, 1.0 FTE, administrative assistants. The first will act as the initial office contact for prospective and current students and their families. This person will be responsible for processing and tracking of documents, reviewing budget expenditures, and preparing statistical reports. 

The second will coordinate, certify, and reconcile private loan funds. This person will be responsible for the creation and mailing of award letters, reconciliation of funds, and processing state program files. 

One application will be sufficient for both positions. However, if you have a strong preference for one position over the other, please specify. Send applications to <hr>.

Center for Academic Enrichment administrative assistant: 31.5 hours/week, 9.5 months part-time (.62 FTE). Successful candidate will perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the center. Duties include: serving as receptionist for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the office; maintaining the office database system and early warning system-including confidential student files; updating CAE webpages and supervising a student worker. The candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal, organizational and communication skills along with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Two years of post-high school education and at least one year experience of administrative assistant experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately. Send applications to <hr>.

New employees

Cassie Tysland began her new position as Annual Giving administrative assistant on Aug. 19. Her office is Loyalty first floor, telephone 387-1509.

Kevin Wenger began his position as Global Learning intern/Norby Hall manager on Aug. 12.  His office is in Larson Hall 125, telephone 387-1058.


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.

Moving sale: Baldwin piano, China cabinet, king size captain bed, night stands, baby jogger, other miscellaneous. Sale held 8 a.m.-?, Friday, Aug. 30. House for sale 1210 Skyline Drive, Minowa Heights. Questions? Contact Yertty, 419-1122.

Wanted: Quality used drum set in good condition for teenager. Contact Kristin Bjerke, <bjerkr01> or 387-2974.

Wanted: Got a new iPhone and dont need your old "basic" phone anymore? I do! I am looking for a Verizon specific basic phone in good shape. Email <kraula01> if you have one you don't need.

For sale: New furnace filters, size 16x20x1, still in original packaging. Four 3M Filtrete Micro Particle Reduction filters, 800 rating. One 3M Filtrete Micro Particle Reduction Filter, 1,000 rating. $43 value, asking $30. Call 382-4067.

For sale: Full size futon and wooden couch futon frame. $45 for both. Call 382-4067.

For sale: Two chair cushions and one chaise lounge cushion, $5 each; three-feet and five-feet wire fencing, various sizes; dog kennel 10x12-feet $60, with igloo; two 10-speed Murray Mountain Series bikes, $15 each; loading ramps 5x12-feet; like-new Shwinn child bike carrier trailer, $50. Contact Joyce, [email protected].

For sale: Black leather recliner, $65; brown fabric recliner, $35; laptop computer with black case and charger cords, $100. Telephone 379-6045.

Openings: Kinderhaus, a Waldorf-inspired, outdoor preschool and kindergarten for 3-6 year olds has openings left for this academic year. Kinderhaus fosters the building of cognitive skills, problem-solving, social skills, and creativity through outdoor, play-based programming. Play is learning. Contact Kinderhaus today at 379-7303 [email protected].

For sale: Double mattress with springs, $15; twin foam mattress, $5; two twin mattresses, barely used, $30. Contact Kent, <simmonke> or 277-2434.

Wanted: Looking for a used freezer and/or a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer.  If you have one you are looking to sell, please call Jan, 380-5923. 

For rent: Five-bedroom, two-bath home for student housing. Ample off street parking. Washer and dryer included. Available for 2013-14 school year. Contact [email protected].

Wanted: Ride to Rochester. Share the cost of gasoline if you are going to Rochester Sept. 6. 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.

For sale: Sauder home entertainment unit, 48x16x49, $25; weight bench, $15. Contact Jessica, <pauljess> or 382-8625.


And finally...

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
-William Shakespeare

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
-Ronald Reagan

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?
-Steven Wright

It ain't the heat, it's the humility.
-Yogi Berra

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Harry S. Truman