03/13/2017

The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - March 13

 

 
March 13, 2017
The future of Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry

SLCM is conducting a program review and we need your help! From March 19-26, three student groups will be conducted by the project guiding team of Kennedy Haut, Stephanie Boeding, Ieshia Brown, Scott Leisinger, LeAnn Faidley, Christine DeVries, Jackson Reynolds, and Allan Bernard. A faculty group will be conducted March 28-31, and a staff group will be convened during May Term. We’d like to hear from as many people with different faith backgrounds and perspectives as possible, particularly those with no current faith affiliation. Incentives will be provided for participation. To volunteer or nominate someone, please click here.

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Presidential Forum on Wednesday
The next Presidential Forum will be Wednesday, March 15, at 4 p.m., in Hagemann Castle Room.
Exemplary Staff Award nominations
If you haven’t nominated a colleague for the exemplary staff award, you still have time. Nominations for administrative and support staff are due to Jamie Hollaway by Friday, March 17.
Curtis Brundy farewell reception
Please join us Thursday, March 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., on the third floor of the library (outside of Pathways), to bid farewell to Curtis Brundy, who has served as college librarian and director of Vogel Library since June 2013. He has accepted a new position at the Iowa State University Library.
Budget model open meetings
During President Colson’s Open Forum and Faculty Meeting in February, one of the topics was a high-level budget model. Since not everyone could attend, and there was limited time to change various assumptions to see the estimated impact on future budgets, we want to share the information more thoroughly. All faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the following three budget model meetings in McCoy West:
  • Monday, March 20, 4-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22, noon-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23, 8-9 a.m.

In addition, the Business Office would be happy to come to any department or group meeting to review the budget model. Direct questions to Todd Parsons.

Snack donations for Dance Marathon
Dance Marathon is Saturday, March 25, and snack donations are needed! In the past, departments/offices have donated items such as granola bars and bananas to the big event. If you would like to donate, either by yourself or with a group, please email haley.melz@wartburg.edu. A list of needed items will be provided. Thank you for your support this year!
Graven Award ceremony
Dr. Diane Jacobson, professor emerita of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, will receive Wartburg’s annual Graven Award on Tuesday, March 14, and deliver an address during an 11:30 a.m. ceremony in Wartburg Chapel. The Graven Award, now in its 28th year, honors one “whose life is nurtured and guided by a strong sense of Christian calling and who is making a significant contribution to community, church and society.” It is named for Judge Henry N. and Helen T. Graven of Greene. Music will be provided by Dr. Karen Black and The Wartburg Choir, directed by Dr. Lee Nelson.
Upcoming PAC meeting
Here's the PAC agenda for the March 23 meeting:
  • Finalize plans for the staff retreat on April 25.
  • Suggestions for emcees for Milestones on May 26.
  • Review nominations for Exemplary Staff Awards.
Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award Reception
All are invited to attend the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award Reception, honoring 2016-17 recipients Bernard Holland and Ramona Bouzard for their hard work and dedication to Wartburg College. This will be a come-and-go event Tuesday, March 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Castle Room. There will be snacks and refreshments provided. Direct questions to senate@wartburg.edu.
Bands join for concert
The Wartburg Symphonic Band will give a joint concert with the Wapsie Valley High School Band on Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly. The Wapsie Valley band is directed by Jamie Harrings ’16. Admission to the concert will be in the form of a nonperishable donation to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
Vander Plaats, Red Wing event
Wartburg College Republicans will host Bob Vander Plaats and Donna Red on Monday, March 13, at 6:30 p.m., in WBC 214 (Buckmaster). The event will focus on how to have civil discussion even in the midst of disagreements and how to reach out to those you may consider your enemy. Direct questions to Emily Laudner.
BSU T-shirts
Black Student Union will be selling T-shirts for $5 (cash only). If you would like to purchase a shirt, email BSU@wartburg.edu.
Candlelight dinner
The candlelight dinner hosted by the Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association dinner will be Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m., in the Heritage Ballroom. WSMTA will discuss autism awareness, advocacy for individuals with different abilities, as well as events for Enlightenment Week in April while students, faculty, and staff mingle over dinner. Pre-registration required.
Apply for German Institute funds
The German Institute announces the 2017-18 call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2017-18, a total of $4,000 is available from external sources. Because these funds are limited, an application is required and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for the full amount of available funds will at this time most likely not be supported in full. Applications are due Wednesday, March 15. Awards will be announced no later than April 1. In the past, the Institute has funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff heritage tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad. Full application details are available at www.wartburg.edu/german-institute. Direct questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.
Icing on the Cake Day
On average, students pay 73 percent of the full cost of tuition. The other portion is covered by the generosity of alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff, and other resources. Because of these contributions, the remaining 27 percent of the academic year is “icing on the cake!” Stop by the Student Center on Tuesday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to decorate your FREE mini cupcake. Direct questions to studentsuknight@wartburg.edu.
IMpower seeks volunteers
IMpower is an empowerment movement designed to help elementary-aged girls keep their self-esteem and dignity while transitioning through childhood. IMpower is looking for more female volunteers for the last session of the year, which starts Monday, March 20, for the Waverly group and Monday, March 13, for the Charles City group. Volunteers will go into elementary schools and teach provided curriculum to a group of girls for one hour. If you are interested, email Jenna Haglund
Wednesdays in Lent
Wednesdays in Lent (March 8 through April 12), college administrative offices, as well as the Den and Konditorei, will close during chapel time, 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. (The W, Zesty Orange, Security Office, Information Desk, and Mensa will remain open.) This provides time for faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Lenten chapels or take a break from meetings, lessons, and daily work. Please note that food ordered through GET will be available as soon as the stores open, including board plan meal transfers.
Mail Center now accepts All Campus Spending
The Mail Center now accepts All Campus Spending in payment for stamps, envelopes, packaging, and metered postage. ACS funds can be added to your account in the Business Office, Dining/ID Office, or online through your personal GET account. Cash and checks also still are accepted payment methods for mail services. For information about ACS, click here
Funding opportunity for 2018 May Term in Germany
Earn a financial award for GER260/261 in May 2018!
  • Covers from one-fourth up to max of one-half of trip cost (depending on price and number of awards)
  • Eligibility: First-/second-year status (May 2020 or 2021 graduation date)
  • If you receive grant, must take and pass appropriate German course in year following May Term immersion (AY 2018-19); as proof, must register in AY 2017-18 for German course in following year (18-19).

Contact Dr. Daniel Walther with questions.

Faculty to present at Phil and Lit Society
Barbara Fedeler and Rachel Clark, recipients of the Dr. Peggy and Kendall Pruisner Scholarly and Creative Activity Award and the Dr. Peggy and Kendall Pruisner Early Career Scholarly and Creative Activity Award, respectively, will present their research during the March 17 and 24 meetings of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society. On March 17, Clark, assistant professor of English, will present Islamophobia and Masculinity in Early Modern England and Today. On March 24, Fedeler, professor of art, will present Landscapes of Northeast Iowa: Adjusting for the Lens of Time. Phil and Lit meets at 4 p.m. in McCoy West. All are welcome.
Registrar's Office closed Thursday
The Registrar’s Office will close at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 16, to attend the Grad Finale for pending May 2017 graduates. Please plan accordingly.
RICE Day schedule
The RICE Day schedule is posted at www.wartburg.edu/rice. A PDF of the final program will be posted in April.
Water to Thrive fundraiser
Wartburg College’s Water to Thrive chapter will host a pancake dinner fundraiser Saturday, March 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. All are welcome. Pancakes, eggs, sausages, coffee, milk, and orange juice will be served. The event also will include a raffle and live music. There will be a free-will donation, and every dollar raised will directly fund building clean water wells in rural African countries.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, March 14, at 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Gregory Tanner, a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Iowa, will present Support Vector Machines and NCAA March Madness. Everyone is welcome to come and learn about how these supervised learning algorithms can be used to build the “best” March Madness bracket. Refreshments will be provided.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
World War I film discussion series 
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Wartburg College humanities and social work faculty are partnering with the Waverly-area veterans post for a film discussion series. All Wartburg faculty, staff, and students are invited to join area veterans and their families to view the films and discuss their reactions supportively. Three films will be shown, all beginning at 7 p.m. in Patriots Hall, 1300 Fourth St. NW, Waverly: March 14, Farewell to Arms; March 21, Sergeant York; March 28, War Horse. Access to these films is made possible by funding from the Harry & Polly Slife Professor in Humanities, the Slife Institute for Social Work, and Dr. Terrence Lindell. 
Drag Show is coming
The annual Wartburg College Alliance Drag Show on Saturday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium, is looking for performers; no experience necessary. Click here for applications. This year’s theme will be the ’80s, and there will be prizes for the best student and faculty/staff performer. Buy your tickets in advance for $2 with a student ID or $5 at the door. Direct questions to cassie.hales@wartburg.edu or alliance@wartburg.edu.
President's Reports now posted
Notes from the Feb. 21 President’s Forum, as well as the Power Point presentation about the college’s budget model, are posted on InfoCenter under President’s Reports.

The Power Point presentation and videos from the Feb. 17 Focus on the Future kickoff are also posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports.
Order Dance Marathon apparel
Dance Marathon is selling apparel! Click here to download the order form; please return the order form and money to Tony Smith in the Alumni Office by 9 a.m. Monday, March 13.
Classes at The W
Cycling: This new indoor cycling class is designed for beginners through experienced riders. It is great for the fitness enthusiast who wants a fast-paced, high-energy class. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:45-5:35 p.m., starting March 7.

HIIT: Looking for something faster paced to add to your workout? High-intensity interval training (HIIT), a cardiorespiratory training that incorporates intervals of fast-paced training followed by periods of rest, increases the overall intensity of your workout in a much shorter time. Most workouts are done at a moderate pace, but HIIT workouts involve exertion that ranges from levels one through 10. These exercises are done anywhere from 10 seconds to five minutes. Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:05-4:35 p.m., or Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-6:15 p.m., through April 27.
’Burg Bracket Challenge 
The Wartburg Store is hosting the second annual ’Burg Bracket Challenge, coinciding with the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Brackets will be available at the store, beginning Monday, March 13. Submit your completed brackets by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, along with a $2 entry fee to benefit Dance Marathon. Results will be posted in-store throughout the tournament. The winner will receive a $100 gift card to The Wartburg Store. Direct questions to thestore@wartburg.edu.
See past announcements
Visit the InfoCenter to see previous editions of The Juice for details on the following:
  • New shuttle program for student travel
  • Websites to bookmark
  • New way to make maintenance requests
  • KnightVision streaming schedule
Upcoming Events
Vander Plaats/Red Wing event
March 13

Graven Award ceremony
March 14

Icing on the Cake Day
March 14

'Burg Bracket Challenge entries due
March 14

WWI film series
March 14, 21 & 28

Presidential Forum
March 15

Student Music Therapy Association Candlelight Dinner
March 15

Drag Show
March 18

Symphonic Band joint concert
March 18

Water to Thrive fundraiser
March 18

Culture Week
March 19-24

Budget model meetings
March 20, 22 & 23

Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award Reception
March 21

Curtis Brundy farewell
March 23

Dance Marathon
March 25

Employee Health Screen 
March 28

Castle Singers concert 
April 8

RICE Day 
April 11

Tour Week 
April 23-30

Staff retreat 
April 25

Commencement 
May 28

Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 

ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
The Juice is a weekly e-newsletter sent Mondays to communicate campus news and events. Most announcements will run twice, then continue to be available in the Information Center.

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM
The deadline for submissions each week is 4 p.m. Thursday. Send items to juice@wartburg.edu. Please keep your submitted item short—no longer than one paragraph—and let us know if your item is for students, faculty/staff, or both audiences. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, communication specialist for Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

 
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Weekday Chapel services this week
Weekday Chapel services are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-10:35 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. The service is an opportunity to gather with students, faculty, and staff to reflect on God and faith. Upcoming speakers:
  • Monday, March 13 – Evan Meester ’17
  • Wednesday, March 15, Lenten Chapel – Pastor Brian Beckstrom
  • Friday, March 17 – Tyler Vogel ’17
Prayer requests
We invite you to write a prayer request to be included during our Wednesday Lenten chapels. The prayer request stations are located on the baptismal font in the narthex and on the hymnal cart on the balcony level.
Lent 2017: Wholeheartedness
During our Wednesday Lenten chapel time, the worshipping community will focus on wholeheartedness and what it might look like for us to live in God’s promise of wholeness in Christ Jesus. Join us at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, in Wartburg Chapel as we focus on the topic “honesty.” College administrative offices will be closed during chapel time, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Wednesdays during Lent to allow staff and faculty the opportunity to attend chapel. The W, Security Office, and Information Desk will remain open.
Sunday worship 
Pastor Brian Beckstrom will give the message Sunday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel. Join us!
Sanctuary on Wednesday
Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. Sanctuary takes place at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 8:45 for snacks and conversation. 
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Women’s Golf
Depart Tuesday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m.; return Sunday, March 19.
 
EDUCATION/JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
VAC positions
The Volunteer Action Center is hiring for an office coordinator (whole year) and a community organization liaison (Fall Term with possibility of Winter Term as well). Applications are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Interviews will be the following week. For an application, click here. Direct questions to vac@wartburg.edu.
See openings on Knightlink
Student employment positions are available on Knightlink. Questions regarding these positions or Knightlink can be directed to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at 352-8350.
Urban Studies internships
The Urban Studies Program at Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado, and Des Moines Urban Studies are taking applications NOW for internships that are a part of those programs. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Tammy Faux, associate professor of social work, was the invited “closing remarks” speaker at the Practical Farmers of Iowa Cooperators meeting in December. Faux also gave a presentation at the national Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors Conference in New Orleans, March 1-5, titled Defining Sustainability and Environmental Justice.

Dr. Allan Bernard, assistant professor of business administration, presented his paper, The Relationship Between Conceptual Skills and Project Success Within the Information Technology Context, at the Academy of Human Resources Development 2017 International Research Conference in the Americas on March 3 in San Antonio, Texas.

The second of four contributions to Working Preacher by the Rev. Dr. Walter “Chip” Bouzard, professor of religion, is online. Bouzard’s commentary is on Isaiah 50:4-9a, a text appointed for Passion Sunday on April 9. The essay can be viewed online.

Pastor Brian Beckstrom contributed an article to Living Lutheran titled, Why are young adults leaving the church? Maybe that’s the wrong question.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Wrestler Kyle Fank ’18 talked about making his national tournament debut with the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Wrestler Andrew Steiert ’17 talks injuries and farming with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team is considered a favorite for the team title heading into the Division III National Championships, as reported by USA Wrestling

Christopher Smith ’06 is the conductor of the Rock Valley Chapter of the Badger Chordhawks Chorus, a community-based in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, according to the GazetteXtra

The men's basketball team defeated the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The men's basketball team beat Benedictine to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Katie Sommer ’18 was named MVP and head women's basketball coach Bob Amsberry was named Coach of the Year by the Iowa Conference, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Coach Bob Amsberry and the women's basketball team are prepping for their first NCAA Tournament game against the University of Chicago, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Assistant men's basketball coach Jason Steege recounted the team's season, including its success in the conference championshiop, with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

 
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