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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 30

 
Oct. 30, 2017

Celebrate the Reformation anniversary Tuesday

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Wartburg campus will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Don’t miss two opportunities to be part of the day’s activities:

  • Spirited Expression: A Reformation Celebration will be held in the chapel from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., featuring Dr. Karen Black, college organist; the Wartburg Choir with Dr. Lee Nelson conducting; and the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans, speaker.
  • From 12:45 to 3:15 p.m., students, faculty, and staff in groups of 12-15 will gather for Reformation Table Talks, 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, or meetings will be held during this time, and most offices will be closed so all can participate.
 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Board of Regents commendation motion
The Board of Regents at its recent meeting approved a motion recognizing the campus community for its efforts in reaccreditation:
COMMENDATION MOTION: That the Board of Regents hereby commends and celebrates the splendid work of faculty, staff, students, alumni, the President’s Cabinet, and President Colson in presenting the College’s mission and achievement to the Higher Learning Commission, thereby earning the Commission’s reaffirmation of accreditation. The Board of Regents is proud of this important accomplishment and stands with all of you in the ongoing work of assuring excellence in the delivery of Wartburg’s distinctive plan of education.
Budget information meetings
Any interested faculty or staff is invited to attend one of the Budget Overview meetings, where information will be shared about the college’s budget and the budget process. The meetings will be held in McCoy West on the following dates and times:
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: 9-10 a.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 9: 10-11 a.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 10: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Wartburg Store plans Halloween activities, costume contest

In the Halloween spirit? On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31, The Wartburg Store will host Halloween-themed activities. One old-school guessing game involves candy in a jar. The closest guess to the exact number of treats in the jar wins you the whole batch. Three jars equals three chances to win! Do you have a costume you want to show off? Post a picture to Instagram using #WartburgHalloween for a 10 percent-off coupon. The top costume, voted on by Wartburg Store staff, will win a surprise gift basket!
Women’s basketball exhibition game Thursday
The Wartburg women's basketball team will host Upper Iowa University in a charity exhibition game, Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Levick Arena. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for students. Wartburg students will be admitted for free with their student ID. No other passes will be honored (Booster Club, retiree, etc.). The proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.
Dining Services survey 
It’s time for Dining Services’ annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. Participate on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31, in the Den, Konditorei, Zesty Orange, and Mensa. The survey is a little different this year, as both the link and your identifying code will be sent to your email. Fill out the survey and you will automatically be entered in a chance to win one of 10 $5 gift cards. 
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker will be Dr. Lorinda Sheeler, visiting associate professor of public health. Her topic surrounds the current opioid epidemic. The title is A Baby’s Life Shouldn’t Begin With Detox: Primary Prevention for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Artist Matthew Terry gallery talk 
A gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition of photographic works by Davenport artist Matthew Terry will be Friday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m., in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Terry will talk about his work and how the concepts of memory and memory recall serve as his inspiration. An artist reception will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Both events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The art gallery is located on the first floor of the Bachman Fine Arts Center. The exhibit, Matthew Terry: Revisiting Past Exposures, will be on display through Dec. 15. For more information, contact Johanna Kramer-Weston, gallery director.
Habitat for Humanity Service Saturdays 
Ready to learn some tricks of the trade of home building? Wartburg Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring three additional builds this semester in Waverly. All are welcome to learn new skills while helping build affordable housing. Upcoming builds will be on Saturdays, Nov. 4, 11, and Dec. 2. To register, follow the link on the Habitat for Humanity - Wartburg College Facebook page or email habitat@wartburg.edu.
Open mic poetry reading 
Wartburg’s V-Day Campaign will sponsor an open mic poetry reading event Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Signup will be at the event. Come read an original poem, a poem you connect with personally, or just come to listen. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, email emma.evanspeck@wartburg.edu.
Decorate a tree for Festival of Trees
The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of Wartburg’s Classroom Technology Center Nov. 29-Dec. 14. If your office, academic department, or group/organization would like to decorate a Christmas tree to display, please sign up by Monday, Nov. 20. For more information and/or to sign up, go to www.wartburg.edu/trees. Contact Joni McDonough with questions. A partnership between the college and Waverly Chamber of Commerce, the festival is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year. New this year will be a People’s Choice Award. Visitors will have the chance to vote for their favorite tree, and the winner will receive a prize.
Notes and reports now available
Notes from the Oct. 24 Presidential Forum are now posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports along with the seven Focus on the Future task force reports.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Benefit open enrollment meetings
It’s that time of year again when all benefit-eligible employees need to re-elect their benefits for 2018. We will be hosting Open Enrollment meetings to review the changes and rates for 2018. Please plan to attend one of the meetings below:
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1: 4-5 p.m., WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
  • Thursday, Nov. 2: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Science Center 102 (Hagemann)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7: 7:30-8:30 a.m., WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Science Center 134 (Voecks)
Cemetery Tour benefits two student orgs
The Wartburg College History Club and Phi Alpha Theta honor society will host the annual Harlington Cemetery Tour on Sunday, Nov. 5. Participants can walk among the graves with Terry Lindell, professor of history, as he shares stories of Waverly’s past residents and points out fascinating details of bygone years. The tour begins at 2 p.m. in the cemetery parking lot, 1001 First St. SW, Waverly. Proceeds from the $5 admission charge will benefit the two student organizations. Contact the Wartburg Department of Humanities at 319-352-8333 to register, or email Tyler Amick to register or for more information.
Transforming Tomorrow campaign wraps up 
Wartburg has officially announced the total raised during the five-year Transforming Tomorrow campaign: $89,582,393. Thank you for your support! To find out more about the campaign, click here.
Reports available on InfoCenter 
President Colson’s October Report to the Board of Regents and Board Summary Report to Campus have been posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports.
Henderson is new student body vice president 
Congratulations to our new student body vice president, Ashlee Henderson. Henderson was appointed by Student Body President Naomi Alene, and Student Senate voted and approved the appointment Thursday, Oct. 12.
Annual Medicare notice 
Please review the annual Medicare Prescription Drug Notice and how it relates to your health plan offered through Wartburg College here. This notice confirms your prescription drug coverage is creditable.
Diploma application reminder 
The deadline for returning diploma applications was Friday, Sept. 29. At this time, more than 100 students with third-year standing have not returned the diploma application to the Registrar’s Office to initiate the graduation tracking process. Advising worksheets will be reviewed in October and November for those students who submit diploma applications by Thanksgiving. Students who fail to return the diploma application will have a registration hold placed on their account in March.
Graduation agreement reminder 
The deadline to return graduation agreements is Tuesday, Oct. 31, for pending 2017-18 graduates. Refer to the e-mail sent by Registrar Sheree Covert on Sept. 21 for more details. Thank you to the students who have already submitted their graduation agreements.
Alumni Citations presented 
The Wartburg College Alumni Board presented Tomas Lindor Griebling '87, Brenda Roman '84 and the Rev. Roger '60 and Rosemary '59 Schneider with Alumni Citations on Oct. 15, during Homecoming & Family Weekend. Click here to read more about the honorees.
Dance Marathon plans annual Rake-a-Thon fundraiser
Dance Marathon members will be raking community members’ leaves Nov. 5 and 12, and possibly another Sunday if there is interest. Dance Marathon will provide rakes, but community members are asked to provide bags for the leaves. A freewill donation is greatly appreciated when the job is finished. If you would like to have your leaves raked, contact Bre Bader, 319-240-6941 or email, to set up a time on one of the Sundays listed.
Upcoming Events

Christmas with Wartburg tickets on sale to public
Now through Nov. 30

LSS mentor application deadline
Oct. 30

500th Reformation anniversary celebration
Oct. 31

Benefit open enrollment meetings
Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8

Women's basketball exhibition game
Nov. 2

Gallery talk
Nov. 3

Habitat for Humanity Service Saturdays
Nov. 4 & 11, Dec. 2

Interfaith trip
Nov. 5

Cemetery Tour 
Nov. 5

Budget Overview meetings
Nov. 8, 9, 10

Open mic poetry reading
Nov. 9

Festival of Trees
Nov. 29-Dec. 14

Christmas with Wartburg
Dec. 1-3

Presidential forum
Dec. 5

Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 

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ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Volleyball
IIAC Tournament, Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Women’s Soccer
IIAC Tournament, through Nov. 4
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:
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom
  • Friday, Nov. 3 – Andrea Leisinger ’18
  • Monday, Nov. 6 – Riley Cole ’17
Dokimazo at Luther Seminary 
Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., will host a fall discernment retreat called Dokimazo on Nov. 11-13. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this form so we can arrange transportation and get everyone registered. You must also fill out the Luther Seminary registration form here, where you can also find more information, or contact Dr. Chip Bouzard for details.
Senior Chapel dates available
If you would like to sign up for Senior Chapel, second-semester dates are still available. Contact Pastor Ramona or the SLCM office to schedule a time.
Sunday Worship
Pastor Ramona Bouzard will give the message Sunday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel.
Interfaith opportunity at Islamic center 
On Sunday, Nov. 5, join Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry on a trip to visit our neighbors at Masjid-Al Noor Islamic Center in Waterloo/Cedar Falls. We will gather at 1 p.m. at the Chapel and return by 4:30 p.m. This Interfaith opportunity is in partnership with Dr. Kuni Terasawa’s World Religions class and Dema KazKaz, president of the Islamic Center. The experience will include a tour, speakers, and international treats. If you would like to participate, email Pastor Ramona. There is also a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Chapel. Please note if you are a college-certified driver.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Kristin Wendland, visiting assistant professor of religion, had her essay, “Forgetting While Remembering: The Annunciation Type-Scene in Isaiah 40-55,” published in Worship the LORD with Gladness: Essays in Honor of Frederick J. Gaiser, Word & World Supplement Series 7, October 2017.

Dr. Allan Bernard, assistant professor of business administration, presented his paper titled The Effect on Stock Price from Hiring a New CEO at the Midwest Academy of Management 2017 Conference on Oct. 20 in Chicago.

Dr. Bill Withers, professor of journalism and communication, presented one of two morning keynotes, joining former Wartburg Board of Regents member Pastor Mike Housholder, at the Hope Leadership Conference, Oct. 11-13. He also led a full follow-up workshop for attendees later in the conference schedule. Withers was also a guest facilitator for 400 people at Kirkwood Community College on Oct. 9, as sponsored by MidwestOne.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 

Russell Harris ’10 talks about the mission of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy on this Jalen & Jacoby segment on ESPN

Quarterback Matt Sacia ’19 has led the Knights to a 7-0 start in 2018, as reported by the Quad City Times.

The football team adjusted at the half to notch another win over Luther, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Ian Wass ’02 was named the Waterloo Fire Department's Paramedic of the Year for 2017, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Enrollment increased in 2017-18, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

 
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