Student worker position available! Seminary Relations has an opening for a donor stewardship caller. Call donors and say “thank you!” That’s it. It’s a rewarding way to connect with alums and other supporters of Luther Seminary. Feel free to contact Dan Sassenberg with any questions at email@example.com.
Archives for March 13, 2023
Next Post-Evangelical Meet Up
We are continuing our conversation for Post Evangelicals in our community. We are hoping to make this a monthly gathering for nuanced discussion and mutual support. Feel free to join even if you missed our last meet-up.
This month’s theme: Maintaining relationships with evangelical family members and friends.
Who: Any member of the Luther Community with experiences of moving from more evangelical/fundamentalist faith traditions into the mainline.
When: Friday, March 31st at 11:30 a.m. Central Time
How: Over Zoom (see Community Announcements email for link)
Hope to see you there! Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
HR/Payroll: Once a Month Payroll Reminder
As a friendly reminder to all staff, faculty, and student workers, in April 2023, we will begin issuing one payroll per month. There will no longer be a payroll on the 5th of the month. So all housing allowances and student workers’ pay will be issued on the 20th of every month from this date and thereafter.
We also have the On Demand Payment option set up in Paylocity for all employees to use. This allows you to tell Paylocity you want an advance on your pay. This functionality is directly between Paylocity and the employee.
For your assistance, you may learn more from one or more helps:
1. HR will assign a training video to all student employees to go more in-depth on how to access this benefit.
2. There are also instructions on how to use this on the Paylocity mobile app under More options> Knowledge Base>(Type in:) “Use On-Demand Payment”
3. You can find printable instructions here. This will give you a step-by-step version of how to use this resource if you would like an advance. All supervisors will also have copies of these instructions to share with student employees.
If you need any further assistance, please contact your manager or the Payroll Manager, Carrie Johnson.
Luther Library Celebrates National Women’s History Month (March 2023)
Besides scores of books on Women in Theology & Biblical Studies, Luther Library provides online access to hundreds of full-text articles, like this recent one: “Three Black Women Who Preached with the Power of the Holy Spirit” (on Zilpha Elaw, Julia Foote, and Sojourner Truth). See PDF at right side of this Bibliographic Brief for the Month of March
Student Council Updates
Have you been wondering what Student Council has been up to? Check out this awesome newsletter made by Chantal Branker, your BIPOC Representative!
Chantal has also made an awesome landing site for all things Student Council! You can read our old minutes, or fill out a form to send in any thoughts or concerns you have about student life at Luther.
Please reach out if you have any questions or if you have an awesome idea that you need funding for!
On behalf of the Executive Committee (James Akuwa, Em Clements, Matt Jewell, and Lauren Mildahl), we just want to say a big thank you to all of our wonderful student leaders, and a big thank you to the student body for entrusting these leadership roles to us. We are working hard to make the student experience at Luther better and better. We appreciate your feedback and support. 🙂
COVID-19 Dashboard for March 6–10
Reported employee cases: 1
Reported student cases: 0
Students in quarantine or isolation: 0
Reported cases only include students and employees who have been on campus within a period of time during which they may have been contagious. According to the CDC this includes two days prior to the onset of symptoms or a positive test.
If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are an unvaccinated individual who has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of that person for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period), please report that to the appropriate person. For employees, that person is Michael Morrow (email@example.com). Students should contact Leon Rodrigues (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contact Tracing Protocol
When an on-campus case of COVID-19 is reported, that person is first asked to stay off-campus and quarantine in accordance with CDC guidelines. In addition, the seminary takes two steps for contact tracing:
1. The Minnesota Department of Health is notified, per guidelines for institutions of higher education
2. The person reporting the case is asked to identify “close contacts”; the close contacts identified are notified of the exposure and asked to follow CDC guidelines for testing and quarantining (quarantine applies only to close contacts who are unvaccinated).