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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 10

 
April 10, 2017
Performance appraisals 

The staff performance appraisal process is now in session. The process runs from April to June, with all performance appraisals due to Human Resources by June 30. Employees and supervisors will be evaluated for the time frame of June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017, meeting the criteria of working at least 1,000 hours annually and being employed by the college as of Dec. 31, 2016. All forms, instructions, and documents used for this process are located on the InfoCenter. Cabinet will receive a report in July with appraisals completed in their respective areas. Direct questions to HR. 

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Properties for rent 
The college has properties available for rent. All these properties are well-maintained and very close to campus. If you are interested in renting one of these properties, please contact Laura Davis, 352-8318, to obtain additional information.
Celebration and blessing worship service
Take time to celebrate and bless faculty and staff members who will be retiring or completing years of service to Wartburg on Monday, April 10, at 10:15 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel. Festeburg will provide special music. Following worship, treats will be provided in the narthex. Years of service anniversaries will be recognized May 26.  
Next week's Juice
Due to Easter Break, next week's Juice will publish on Tuesday, April 18. The deadline to submit items is 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12.
Changes in the HR-Payroll Office 
Some of the expected changes in the HR-Payroll Office, driven by the revenue-enhancement and expense-saving process, have happened sooner than anticipated. Jamie Hollaway, director of HR and payroll, will now handle all faculty and staff payroll and Kronos questions. These questions had been handled by Tracy Keller, who is no longer with the college. Please continue to direct all student payroll and Kronos questions to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator. 
UKnight Day participation skyrockets 
Our campus truly UKnighted on March 30, as we raised more than $110,000 and demolished Wartburg’s one-day participation record! Among the 1,416 UKnight Day donors were 138 faculty and staff and 219 students, which represent a 71 percent increase in campus givers from last year. Thank you for all that you do on UKnight Day and every day to make Wartburg the finest in the East or West!
Breakfast volunteers needed
Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help serve the study night breakfast for students, Tuesday, April 18, 11 p.m. to midnight. Email Shelly Geweke or call her at 319-352-8303 if you can help.
Student employee wages 
Effective June 1, the Wartburg College Student Employment program will require all student employees to deposit their wages directly into their bank account, set up a Student Payroll Deduction Agreement to have wages applied to their tuition account, or arrange a combination of these two options. This change is part of the college’s expense-reduction efforts as well as a way in which we can adapt more sustainable practices. Supervisors are encouraged to talk with their student employees about this change and direct them to the Student Employment Office to make arrangements for their future wages. Direct questions to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at studentemployment@wartburg.edu or 352-8350.
Documentary premieres on RICE Day
Compound Productions will present Counter Currents on RICE Day, Tuesday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Counter Currents is a short, student-produced documentary about water quality in Iowa. All are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. The Compound Productions team includes Michael Bowden, Dani Gordon, Jesse Kielman, Jesse Smith, Calyn Thompson, and Molly Zmudka.
Service trip, Wartburg West blessing 
Join us as we bless service trip and Wartburg West participants during the Sanctuary worship service Wednesday, April 12, 9 p.m., in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 8:45 for snacks and conversation.
Leadership opportunity for high school juniors
The Institute for Leadership Education seeks high school juniors interested in expanding their leadership skills and service experiences through the 2017-18 High School Leadership Institute. Selected high school juniors will:
  • Attend a leadership institute at Wartburg June 25- July 1 or at Wartburg West in Denver, Colo., July 31-Aug. 5 (focus on sustainability).
  • Learn leadership theory and practice leadership skills.
  • Participate in service opportunities in the community. 
  • Develop a service project to implement in their own community during their senior year.

If you know of current juniors who would benefit from HSLI, please forward this information to them, or email their contact information to hsli@wartburg.edu. For more information about HSLI, click here.

Congrats to Gremmels Fellowship recipient
Taylor Yezek ’12 is this year’s recipient of the Bob Gremmels Graduate Fellowship. Yezek is pursuing a master’s degree in strategic communication at the University of Iowa. The fellowship awards a $9,000 stipend in honor of the remarkable legacy of leadership and service provided to the college by Gremmels, professor emeritus of journalism, and is made possible through the generosity of Harold P. ’58 and Grace A. ’61 Kurtz.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Bremer Avenue construction begins
The first stage of the long-term Bremer Avenue construction project begins today. The Bremer Avenue bridge near downtown will be closed to all pedestrian traffic. The Rail Trail bridge will be open for pedestrians to cross the river. Click here to see more information about parking and road closures for the project, and follow the City of Waverly Facebook page to stay up to date with ongoing construction along Bremer Avenue. 
Senior Exhibit 2017
Join us for a reception honoring four Wartburg senior art and design students as they present their culminating art projects Tuesday, April 11, 7-9 p.m., in Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Students being honored are:
  • Nicole Lettau, art and graphic design
  • Julia Ratekin, art and graphic design
  • Natalee Hayungsgraphic design
  • Katie Bender, graphic design

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Featured artwork will remain on display through May 28. The gallery is open daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Direct questions to Johanna Kramer-Weston, 319-352-8386.

Staff changes in Student Life Office
Helen Leong, director of international student services, served her last day at Wartburg on April 1. Jennifer Onuigbo, office coordinator for Student Life, will serve as the interim director through June 9. The search process has begun and review of applications will begin April 28. Direct questions to Dan Kittle or Jennifer Onuigbo.
2017-18 holiday calendar
Click here to download the holiday calendar for 2017-18 or see it posted online on the InfoCenter.
Tax deadline is April 18
The Mail Center reminds faculty, staff, and students that the deadline to file federal income taxes this year is April 18. The Mail Center can guarantee a postmark with the April 18 date until 3:30 p.m. April 18. After that time, returns should be taken to the Waverly Post Office, 124 Second St. SE, in order to receive the correct postmark.
Dining hours over Easter Break
Click here for Dining Services’ Easter Break hours, April 13-17. Normal dining hours will resume Tuesday, April 18. 

Mail Center closed for Easter break
The Wartburg College Mail Center will be closed Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17, for the college’s Easter break. The window will reopen Tuesday, April 18, at 9 a.m.
Far From Health premieres April 11 
Prism Productions, a group in the Journalism and Communication Department’s capstone course, is premiering its documentary, Far From Health, on Tuesday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. The premiere is part of RICE Day. The documentary is about the medically indigent, or those who can’t afford any type of health insurance. Members of Prism Productions are Lucas Wendland, Megan Bridgewater, Alyssa Kozak, Alex Gheysens, Tyler Metcalf, and Olivia Jansen.
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

Celebration and blessing service 
April 10

RICE Day 
April 11

Senior art exhibit reception 
April 11

Service trip and Wartburg West blessing 
April 12

Midnight Breakfast 
April 18

Tour Week 
April 23-30

Staff retreat 
April 25

Milestones breakfast
May 26

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 editions of The Juice. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, 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, April 10, celebration and blessing of faculty and staff retiring or completing years of service to Wartburg; music by Festeburg
  • Wednesday, April 12, Lenten Chapel – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Friday, April 14: Good Friday – No Chapel service
No Sunday worship 
There will be no Sunday worship service April 16 due to Easter Break and next Sunday, April 23, due to Tour Week break.
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.
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Baseball
Tuesday, April 11: depart at 1:30 p.m. for Simpson College, Indianola.
Wednesday, April 12: depart at 2 p.m. for Mason City.

Softball
Wednesday, April 12: depart at 10:30 a.m. for Simpson College, Indianola.

Lacrosse

Thursday, April 13: depart at 3:15 p.m. for Loras College, Dubuque.

Track and Field
Wednesday, April 12: depart at 7 a.m. for Dubuque.
Thursday, April 13: depart at 7 a.m. for UW-Platteville.
 
EDUCATION/JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
Apply now for new student employment opportunities
Both 2017 summer and 2017-18 academic year position openings are now being posted to Knightlink. Like and follow us on Facebook at Wartburg College Student Employment to easily see what new job openings are being posted as they become available.
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 in Des Moines is taking applications now for internships that are a part of this program. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Two exegetical essays by Walter “Chip” Bouzard have been published on Working Preacher. Bouzard comments on the “1st Reading” for April 9 and the “Vigil IV Reading” for April 15.  

The Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans, Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Heritage and Mission, was the guest on two sessions of Relevant or Irrelevant, a public information and opinion program of KALA FM, the public radio station of St. Ambrose University, Davenport. She was interviewed in February concerning the significance of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. She was invited back for a follow-up interview in March to speak about women and the Reformation for Women’s History Month. Alumnus Brett Monnard was one of the interviewers for both programs.

Kunihiko Terasawa, assistant professor in world religions, presented his paper A Critical Examination of the Buddhist-Christian Cooperation Resisting the National War Policy in Japan before WWII in section 1:3 of Beyond Conflict and Tolerance: Co-existence and Collaboration among Religious Communities in Asia  at the ASIANetwork Conference in Chicago on April 8. Also, Terasawa’s article Seno’o Giro’s Buddhist Socialism, Anti-War movement, and Dialogue with Social Christianity in 1930s-40s Japan has been accepted and will be published in the 2017 edition of the Journal of Buddhist-Christian Studies. 

Kim Folkers, associate professor of marketing, presented as part of a panel, Keeping Current: Learning New Truths – Sabbatical, ‘Staybatical,’ or Evolving on the Fly, at the 2017 MBAA Annual Conference in Chicago, March 22-24. 

 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Eric Keller was named the d3wrestle.com National Coach of the Year, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Ben Bogard '16 talked about his experience working as a video fellow at Buzzfeed and showing his film, The Art of Hope, at the Sundance Film Festival with the Post-Bulletin.

Taylor Anderson ’99 was named the director of the Iowa Hall of Pride effective Aug. 1, as reported by the Des Moines Register.

The results of the men's and women's indoor track and field teams at the NCAA DIII nationals was reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
 
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