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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - March 6

 
March 6, 2017
Wednesdays in Lent (March 8-April 12) 

Wednesdays in Lent, 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.

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 8, in Wartburg Chapel as we focus on the topic “Living Close to God’s Heart.”

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
HLC team visit this week
We welcome the Higher Learning Commission team, which is visiting campus March 6-7. Don't forget the Staff Open Forum on March 6 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Buckmaster Room of Whitehouse Business Center, and the Faculty Open Forum on March 6 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum.

This an opportunity to provide input and participate in this important part of the college’s reaccreditation process. All faculty and staff are encouraged to read the college’s assurance argument, which was submitted to the Higher Learning Commission, to prepare for these meetings.
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.
Library’s third-floor rooms reserved Tuesday
Designated study rooms will be reserved on the third floor of Vogel Library for business mock interviews Tuesday, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All other rooms will be open for student use, as well as Counseling Services and Pathways.
Phil and Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, March 10, 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker will be Dr. Stephan Main, professor emeritus. The title of his talk is The 2016 Cedar River Flood(s) in Perspective: Both Human and Diatom.
Game Knights 
Invite a friend to join you for the Game Knights on Thursday, March 9, 7-10 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Whether you like social, strategy, competitive, cooperative, or card games, we’d love to play with you! No prior game experience necessary. Hosted by The Wartburg Store.
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. 
Trumpet Festival concert
The Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble will be the featured guest at the Wartburg Trumpet Festival finale concert 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, performing with the Wartburg Trumpet Choir and the Festival Mass Choir. The concert will be in the Wartburg Chapel; free-will donations will be accepted. More than 40 high school students from across Iowa will participate in the two-day festival founded by Dr. Scott Muntefering. Click here for details. 
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.
Candlelight dinner
Sign up for a candlelight dinner hosted by the Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association on Wednesday and Thursday, March 8-9, from 5:15 to 7 p.m., in Mensa. The 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. The cost for students with a board plan is $2. This may be paid with points or cash at the time of sign up. Off-board students may also attend, and their cost will be $10 at the time of sign-up. Special dietary considerations will be taken into account.
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.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Save the date for staff retreat
The annual staff retreat will be Tuesday, April 25, at Heritage United Methodist Church, Waverly. More details to come as the event approaches.
Wartburg West applications 
Applications for students applying to the sophomore program for fall 2017 have a deadline of March 9. Summer 2017 is full. Submit all materials and any questions to Jo Dorrance in Student Life.
Employee Health Screen
Waverly Health Center will offer a Wartburg Employee Health Screen on Tuesday, March 28. Sign up is required through Amy Wilson, 352-8278. More information is available on the InfoCenter
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

HLC team visit
March 6-7

Game Knights
March 9

Trumpet Festival concert
March 10

Graven Award ceremony
March 14

'Burg Bracket Challenge brackets due
March 14

WWI film series
March 14, 21 & 28

Student Music Therapy Association Candlelight Dinner
March 15

Drag Show
March 18

Culture Week
March 19-24

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 6 – Romeo Djoumessi ’10, assistant director for Group Fitness and Personal Training
  • Wednesday, March 8, Lenten Chapel – Pastor Ramona Bouzard; music by The Wartburg Choir
  • Friday, March 10 – Ryan Jolivette ’17
Sunday worship 
Pastor Ramona Bouzard will give the message Sunday, March 12, 10:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel.
The Jesus Experiment
Looking to jump-start your faith life? Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry is offering a discipleship process called The Jesus Experiment to help you answer the question, “How would Jesus live my life if he were living it?” Join us each Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Everyone is welcome. Find out more about The Jesus Experiment at https://whatisthejesusexperiment.wordpress.com/ac.
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
 
Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field will depart Wednesday, March 8, at 8 a.m. for the national track meet in Naperville, Ill.

Wrestling will depart Wednesday, March 8, at 10 a.m. for nationals in La Crosse, Wis.
 
EDUCATION/JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
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
 
Pastor Brian Beckstrom contributed an article to Living Lutheran titled, Why are young adults leaving the church? Maybe that’s the wrong question.

The college congratulates Professor Barbara Fedeler and Dr. Rachel Clark upon winning 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. Fedeler will present her research, Landscapes of Northeast Iowa: Adjusting for the Lens of Time, at the March 24 meeting of the Phil & Lit Society. Clark will present Islamophobia and Masculinity in Early Modern England and Today at the March 17 Phil & Lit meeting.

The first of four contributions to Working Preacher by Walter “Chip” Bouzard, professor of religion, is online. Bouzard wrote the commentary on Joel 2 for Ash Wednesday.

Dr. Bill Withers, professor of journalism and communication, led a workshop with all 250 faculty and staff across Iowa Lakes Community College’s five campuses and centers on workplace culture and employee engagement Feb. 17. Withers also gave a keynote address on brand equity to 200 employees of Collins Community Credit Union as part of a workshop at Kirkwood Community College on Feb. 20. Both appearances were products of Wartburg’s new Speaking and Workshops initiative.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
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.

The wrestling team won the central region qualifier and qualified all 10 of its wrestlers for the national championships next month in Wisconsin, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The women's basketball team earned a conference title and automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The men's basketball team won the conference tournament and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The men's and women's basketball teams advanced to championship game in the IIAC Tournament, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

New York Concert Review Inc. reviewed a Carnegie Hall concert conducted by Dr. Lee Nelson which included more than 40 members of Ritterchor.

Maria Munguia Cortes ’20 will use a Wartburg College Service Trip to give back to her community in Immokalee, Fla., as reported by the Naples Daily News.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier previewed the college's spring sports.
 
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