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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Sept. 25

 
Sept. 25, 2017

Reminder from the Registrar’s Office 

The deadline for returning diploma applications is Friday, Sept. 29. Students with a third-year classification must complete a diploma application to initiate the graduation process. Advising worksheets will be reviewed in October and November for those students submitting diploma applications. Advisers, together with the Registrar's Office, exercise all possible care in checking students’ records for graduation. However, it is the sole responsibility of the student to fulfill all requirements for a degree. Complete the diploma application even if you do not expect to graduate until the 2019-20 academic year. Diplomas will not be issued without a diploma application. Please return the diploma application to Luther Hall 216. The diploma application should not be used to declare your major. Students should declare their major(s) and/or minor(s) by the end of the first term of their second year. The Declaration of Major/Minor form is available in the Registrar's Office and requires the appropriate adviser and department chair signature(s).

 
HOMECOMING HAPPENINGS
Kastle Kapers auditions
Do you want to be a part of a Homecoming tradition? Audition for Kastle Kapers! Auditions will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. The sign-up sheet for auditions is in the Student Life office, along with audition sheets to fill out.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Homecoming Court announced
Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming Court! The voting for Homecoming King and Queen will take place Oct. 9-11 via an email sent to all students with a link. The king and queen will be crowned at Kastle Kapers on Thursday, Oct. 12.

King candidates:
Cody Birely
Peter Brennan
Levi Dolphin
Parker Hammel
Leif Olson

Queen candidates:
Candace Baker
Aryn Jones
Megan Murphy
Miranda Murphy
Allison Zumbach
Student Life open house
Faculty and staff are invited to the Student Life Office on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., to learn more about the services and people within the office. There will be a trail-mix bar and coffee, lemonade, and music. Come and have a look at the office space, and enjoy fellowship with the Student Life team.
PAC to meet Thursday 
The following is the agenda for the Thursday, Sept. 28, meeting of the Personnel Advisory Committee:
  • Employee suggestions:
    o Professional development
    o Diversity on PAC
    o Employee training 
  • Health insurance

If anyone has any suggestions or feedback, contact a PAC member (click here for list of members) before the meeting.

Reports posted on InfoCenter
Summer Enrollment 2016-17 reports are posted on the InfoCenter. Direct questions to Edie Waldstein.
Constitution Day presentation
Karen Thalacker '88, Wartburg's Title IX coordinator, chief compliance officer and pre-law adviser, will present “No Offense is Minor: Learn About Your Rights Before They’re Read to You,” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in McCaskey Lyceum. She will focus on the importance of knowing the law and following it. The audience will have a chance to ask questions at the conclusion. The presentation is part of the college's observance of Constitution Day, commemorating the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
Third floor of library reserved 
The third floor of Vogel Library will be reserved 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, for the Iowa College Recruiting Network’s accounting interview day, sponsored by Pathways Center. Counseling Services and Pathways will remain open. Designated study rooms will be reserved on the third floor of Vogel Library for actuarial science interviews Monday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Pathways Center and Mount Mercy University. All other rooms will be open for student use, including Counseling Services and Pathways.
Farewell to Stephanie Huff 
Stephanie Huff, the Registrar’s Office coordinator, will be joining her husband in Florida the first week of October. Stop by the Registrar’s Office on Friday, Sept. 29, to share your thanks for her 15 years of service to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. (Guess how many transcripts she has processed!) Treats will be available.
Symposium focuses on immigrant experiencs
Immigrant experiences in the U.S. workforce will be the focus of the Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium. “The U-Turn,” the final installment in Luis Argueta’s trilogy documenting immigration issues, will have its Midwest premiere Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Argueta, an award-winning filmmaker from Guatemala, and Bea Gallardo, the film’s producer, will be on hand for discussion after the screening. Argueta also will be the featured symposium speaker at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in McCaskey Lyceum. His talk is titled “Breaking the Silence in Times of Fear: Life-Changing Immigrant Stories and Community Solidarity."
Apply now for Urban Studies programs
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Urban Studies programs in Des Moines and at Wartburg West in Denver. Applications can be submitted online at www.wartburg.edu/west. Direct questions to Jo Dorrance.
Spend May Term in South Africa 
Experience South Africa during May Term: Walk in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps, go on an African safari, visit an orphanage, and explore the biggest African artisan market. All majors are welcome, and first- and second-year students can apply. For more information, contact Emmalinde Roelofse, 319-352-8416, before Sunday, Oct. 1.
HR & Payroll Office closed 
The Human Resources & Payroll Office will be closed Friday, Sept. 29, for a staff retreat.
Faculty Development Committee funds awarded 
Kit Kleinhans, the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, was awarded funds by the Faculty Development Committee to present at the Lutheran Women in Theological and Religious Studies conference in Boston, Nov. 16-18. She will present Nevertheless, She Persisted: Protestant Women’s Voices Then and Now.
ELCA seminary reps to visit campus
ELCA seminary representatives will be on campus Monday, Oct. 2, and invite students to lunch in the Den between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to talk about Listening for God in a Noisy World. Also, learn more about theological education — how does God lay claim on our busy lives? 
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Consumer information available 
Consumer information is available at this link. This information contains statistics, policies, and programs at Wartburg College, including, but not limited to, the annual security report and the annual fire safety report. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or to request a paper copy.
Reformation Anniversary Celebration Table Talks
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, faculty, staff, and students will have the chance to share their thoughts and questions during Wartburg’s 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Celebration Table Talks. The groups will have guided discussion and honest conversation about the college’s mission of faith and learning and the future of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. No classes, lessons, practices, or college-sponsored meetings will be held during this time, and all offices or departments that are able to close will to enable students, staff, and faculty to participate. Click here to sign up for the Table Talks. You can reserve a place at the table through Friday, Oct. 20. If you would like to volunteer to be a facilitator or “recorder” for the Table Talks, or if you have questions, speak to Ramona Bouzard or contact SLCM.office@wartburg.edu and include “Table Talk Volunteer” in the subject line. For more information on the Reformation Anniversary, click here.
Immigration request response protocol
Given the increasing likelihood that an immigration official may visit campus inquiring about a student, members of Cabinet want to inform the faculty and staff about the process that should be followed if anyone receives inquiries. Click here to view and download the immigration request response protocol. If you have questions, please contact Dan Kittle
Digital ministry class offered online 
Help spread the word that Wartburg College is offering a digital ministry class that can help ordained and lay leaders use technology to enhance all aspects of their ministry. The course, which will begin in January 2018, will be offered on campus, with an online option for those not in or near Waverly. The Rev. Wil Ranney, a professional “digital minister” who provides consultation services for churches and church organizations nationwide, will teach the course, which was created in partnership with the Rev. Brian Beckstrom, Wartburg’s campus pastor. Click here for details and to fill out an online interest form. 
Book club returns 
Bring Your Own Book Club is back on Tuesday nights, 7:30-9, in the faculty-in-residence apartment (Clinton Hall 223). Come eat some delicious treats and chat about what you’re reading. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome. Direct questions to Ashley McHose.
Upcoming Events

Presidential forum, treats to celebrate Transforming Tomorrow campaign
Sept. 26

Student Life open house
Sept. 27

Constitution Day presentation
Sept. 28

PAC meeting
Sept. 28

Farewell to Stephanie Huff
Sept. 29

Diploma application deadline
Sept. 29

Phil and Lit Society
Sept. 29

Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium
Oct. 2-3

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 12-15

Presidential forum
Oct. 24

500th Reformation anniversary celebration
Oct. 31

Christmas with Wartburg
Dec. 1-3

Presidential forum
Dec. 5

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.

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ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Men’s Soccer
Tuesday, Sept. 26, depart at 8:45 a.m. for Carroll University, Waukesha, Wis.

Women’s Golf
Friday, Sept. 29, depart for Cedar Falls, first round IIAC

Volleyball
Wednesday, Oct. 4, depart at 3:30 p.m. for Luther College.

Men’s Golf
Monday, Oct. 2, depart at 6 a.m. for La Crosse, Wis. Return late Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Men’s Soccer
Monday, Oct. 2, depart at 9:45 a.m. for Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Weekday Chapel services
Weekday services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. They are a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester. It’s a great time to put regular worship on your schedule. This week’s Weekday Chapel looks like this:
  • Monday, Sept. 25  Kathy Traetow, Global Studies
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27  Interfaith Chapel, Dema Kazkaz, president of the Masjid Al-Noor Islamic Center
  • Friday, Sept. 29  Senior Chapel: Amy Isvick ’18
  • Monday, Oct. 2  Matt O’Rear, associate dean for vocation at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque
Sunday Worship
Pastor Ramona Bouzard will give the message Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 

Dr. Bill Withers, professor of journalism and communication, presented the opening keynote address for the first Leadership Summit hosted at Clear Creek Amana High School. The all-day conference attracted more than 200 students from middle and high schools across the eastern Iowa corridor. Withers’ address focused on students developing their strengths and personalities as they better serve their own communities. He also used the opportunity to invite high school juniors in the audience to Wartburg’s own Summer Leadership and Service Summit next June and July.

Stephanie Klemetson, music tour, camp, and promotion manager, recently attended the College Music Tour Managers Association Convention at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. Klemetson presented Tour Planning 101: Back to Basics, which focused on strategic planning and best practices in ensemble tour management. 

Dr. Kit Kleinhans, Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, will receive a Valparaiso University Alumni Achievement Award on Oct. 1.

Dr. Penni Pier spoke to the Waverly Exchange Club on Sept. 7. She shared the history, evolution, and potential future of Wartburg’s Knight Vision streaming program with the group’s members.

 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Dr. Tony Frank ’81, president of Colorado State University and chancellor of the Colorado State University System, was named the 2018 Citizen of the West by the National Western Stock Show, as reported by K99 Radio

The volleyball team eked out a win over Coe in five sets, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
 
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