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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - May 23

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Division III Track & Field Championships —
 Wartburg will host the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships Thursday, May 26, through Sunday, May 29. Click here for more information, including volunteer sign-up (a few more are needed), ticket prices and a meet schedule. Come out and support the Knights, who have national qualifiers in eight events this year; click here to see a list. Thank you to all the faculty and staff who have already signed up to volunteer during the week! 

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wartburg Store to close for inventory — The Wartburg Store will conduct its annual physical inventory beginning Tuesday, May 31. The store will be closed Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3, to complete this project.

Clinton Hall construction update — All students have now moved out of Clinton Hall, and furniture is being removed from Clinton North. The building will be turned over to Cardinal Construction, the general contractor, and subcontractors soon, and you likely will see construction workers in and around Clinton Hall at all hours. Some construction workers will live in the Complex through mid-August to reduce travel time and increase work time on the project. Beginning June 1, John Wuertz, who is retiring from Wartburg this month, will provide local day-to-day oversight of the project for CREDO, the project architect. John will have a temporary office in the basement of Old Main until the Clinton Hall project is completed. Questions related to the Clinton Hall construction project can be directed to John at john.wuertz@wartburg.edu. After May 31, if you have questions related to Operations and Maintenance that do not pertain to the Clinton Hall construction project, please contact Scott Sharar or Keith Strand.    

SOAR Day — The next SOAR Day will be Monday, June 6. The Parent & Alumni Office will host a Parent Reception in the Castle Room from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to stop by and talk with the parents about their departments and all that Wartburg has to offer. The remaining SOAR Day dates for this year are June 20 and 27.Click here for more information.

Community Builder Program volunteers on campus — On Wednesday, May 25, the college will welcome Community Builder Program volunteers to campus for a lunch to thank them for their work in this program.

DOL overtime rules — The Department of Labor has announced its final overtime rules, which take effect Dec. 1. This will impact many Wartburg employees currently paid an annual salary. The DOL made details of what will be in the rule and developed an individual fact sheet for higher education, among other sectors, and guidance for colleges and universities for paying overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  An individual working full time must make at least $47,476 annually and the position description must meet a Standard Duties Test to be exempted from overtime pay rules. Teaching is one exemption from this rule. Human Resources is working with the President’s Cabinet on an implementation plan, and additional information will be shared as that plan is developed. 

College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Center for Community Engagement survey — The Center for Community Engagement continues to support and encourage external relationships that are effective for student learning and vocational development. To facilitate these partnerships we need your assistance in reporting your work to our office. Please take five minutes to complete this survey. Contact Kristin Teig Torres, CCE assistant director, if you have questions or to discuss current or future service-learning projects.

"Cindy Strong" t-shirts available — "Cindy Strong" t-shirts supporting Cindy Carlson, executive assistant to the president, are on sale in the Business Office for $15 in sizes S-XXL. Click here for more information about the Cindy and David Carlson benefit, which will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. Bars are still needed for the benefit; please contact Kathy TraetowKristina Ladage, or Tracy Rucker if you can bring bars so we know we'll have enough. Bars are to be pre-cut into approximately 2-by-2-inch squares and packaged in disposable containers (which will not be returned.) Cindy began her battle with cancer in 2012, and she continues to fight this disease. 

Wartburg West anniversary — For the 30th anniversary celebration of Wartburg West, 25 highly regarded internship supervisors/mentors attended a “thank-you” reception before the Wartburg Choir concert at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colo., during Tour Week. Click here to see photos from the event. 

Contact change in Maintenance — Ruth Hein is moving to a position in the Science Center and will no longer be the contact for the Maintenance Office. Effective immediately, please use the following for communications:

  • To certify drivers, fill out this form.
  • To request a vehicle, fill out this formAll requests must be made with two business days’ notice, but four days is preferred (and appreciated) during the transition.
  • Maintenance requests can be made here
  • All other communication about maintenance or physical plant issues should be addressed to the appropriate staff or sent to maintenance@wartburg.edu

Submit your calendar events — Remember, you can submit your campus events or modify existing events on the Wartburg website calendar; click here to do so.

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