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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Dec. 18

 
Dec. 18, 2017
Applications on InfoCenter 
In an ongoing effort to streamline the InfoCenter website, the applications tab is being removed and those links are now located on the websites they are associated with. Below you will find the new location for the “application” links:
Advancement Contact Reports – Reports
Paystub – Employment
Course Finder – Academics
Early Alert – Academics and Pathways
Employee Supervisor Admin – Employment
Faculty Advising – Academics
Field Experience – Academics (under departmental resources section)
List Manager – Offices (on ITS homepage)
Student – Academics
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Juice publishing schedule during break 
The Juice will take a break and return Monday, Jan. 8.  The deadline for the Jan. 8 edition is 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. Contact Juice@wartburg.edu with questions. 
Compass Program at The W
Take advantage of Wartburg’s partnership with the Waverly Health Center and sign up for a free five-week wellness program focusing on the importance of overall wellness. Space is limited to the first 10 Wartburg employees and/or spouses who sign up. Along with the program, you will receive two months of free single membership at The W. The class will be every Tuesday, Jan. 2-30, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at The W. Call 319-483-1361 to sign up. Please note this is a taxable fringe benefit and participating employees and spouses will be taxed on the $85 value per person of the program.
Dining hours during break
Click here to see the dining hours over Christmas Break for Mensa, the Den, Konditorei and Zesty Orange.
Grant funding for archives 
Wartburg College is the only Iowa institution to be awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in the organization’s most recent round of funding. The nearly $6,000 Preservation Assistance grant will allow the college to purchase equipment and supplies to stabilize a portion of the Wartburg College Archives and Archives of Iowa Broadcasting collection of approximately 28,000 films, videos, and audio resources. The grant also will fund the purchase of better environmental monitoring equipment for the storage vault and online training to use the equipment.
Help make prayer shawls for Lily Reflection Room
Calling all knitting or crocheting lovers… plans are being made to give the Lily Reflection Room a makeover for the new year! If you have a passion for knitting or crocheting, there is a need for prayer shawls to be available in this room. If you have time over break or throughout the winter months to create one (or more), please bring them to Pam Moss in the Chapel office or Kathy Traetow in WBC 118.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Title IX course 
All full-time and part-time faculty and staff members are required to complete a Title IX course. An email has been sent to all employees with login instructions. The course is active and can be completed anytime between now and Jan. 31. Please note Google Chrome is the best browser to use to complete the training. Direct questions to Karen Thalacker, Jamie Hollaway or Erica Sadler.
Inclement weather policy 
As winter approaches, the chance for severe winter weather grows more likely. For such situations, the college has a weather-related closure policy posted here. It also is linked from the front page of the Student Handbook page and the Academic Affairs website.
Retirement open house for Jim Anderson
After more than 36 years at Wartburg, groundskeeper Jim Anderson is retiring. An open house will be held in his honor Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., in the Chapel Commons. All are welcome to stop by and wish him well on his retirement.
Presidential Forum notes
Notes from the Dec. 5 Presidential Forum are posted on the InfoCenter under "President’s Reports." A sample letter written by President Colson to legislators re: the tax reform bill is also posted for your information.
InfoCenter navigation changes 
The dropdown menus on the InfoCenter will be eliminated to encourage viewers to click on the main menu tabs. This allows the viewer to see all the options available. Research suggested that many people were not aware of the additional options beyond the dropdown options. You will now find all links on the main pages for each menu tab page. Also, some sections of the InfoCenter will be receiving a graphic facelift to make them more user-friendly and attractive. All navigation changes should be complete before classes resume in January. Other updates will be minor cosmetic changes made during Winter Term. If you have questions about where to find information on the InfoCenter, email chris.knudson@wartburg.edu.
HR Information on InfoCenter
Employee information that used to be in the dropdown menu on the InfoCenter is now located in the lower left corner of the HR page. To visit the HR page, simply click on the Employment link in the navigation bar at http://info.wartburg.edu. Some options will require your login.
Give a 2018 Chapel message
There is still some availability for Seniors, Faculty and Staff to provide the chapel message in the Spring of 2018.  Please e-mail SLCM.office@wartburg.edu if you are interested in signing up for this rewarding service to our college community.
Update from the HLC Monitoring Report Steering Committee
The college is moving forward to submit its first interim report in February. We are identifying and collecting data to demonstrate progress toward the requirements of the report (e.g., listening tours to clarify the process and expectations, data on the increased quantity and overall quality of assessment reports and improvement plans, and the move of six programs to a three-year reporting cycle), including plans to continue to move forward beyond this year in creating a sustainable culture of improving student learning using outcomes assessment. These plans include the multiyear, multistaged general education retooling plan and an overall plan of tasks still to be completed, such as improving communication between the Assessment Committee and programs as well as improving transparency in the assessment process. All of this has been made possible by the hard work of the Assessment Committee, the General Education Committee, department/program heads, and numerous faculty and staff working on assessment. A big thank you to all of you!
Upcoming Events

Anderson open house
Dec. 19

Faculty workshop
Jan. 3

Winter Term begins
Jan. 4

MLK Day of Service 👐
Jan. 15
 
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
 
Upcoming 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 Chapel service schedule looks like this:

  • Friday, Jan. 5 – Maya Wetherall ’18
  • Sunday, Jan. 7 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom
     
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals):
Dennis Goodyear,
Technical Services Supervisor, 11/1
 
FAREWELL (departures and retirements):
Sue Miller, Cleaning Staff, 11/30 (retired)
Johnathan Boss, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, 11/30
 
CONGRATULATIONS
 
Congratulations to Brian Zaun, assistant director of regional admissions, and his wife, Angie, on the birth of their son, Wolfgang Sebastian Zaun.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
 

Todd Coleman, assistant vice president for admissions, has been appointed to the ACT Higher Education Advisory Council. Coleman has served Wartburg College since 2006 and has been a member of the higher education profession since 1985. The advisory council provides feedback to ACT about current trends in higher education recruitment and how to better serve the needs of students. 

Pastor Brian Beckstrom is quoted in the latest issue of Living Lutheran magazine in a story about millennials and the church. Wartburg students Rebecca Bennett ’18 and Tim Baird ’18 are also featured in the article. An accompanying piece by Beckstrom, titled “5 things to consider when engaging young adults,” appeared in the online version of the magazine. 

  • Beckstrom also presented at the Association of Lutheran Development Executives regional gathering on Nov. 30 at Camp Ewalu's Stone Center near Strawberry Point. The topic was “Reforming Lutheran Higher Education” and featured research from his forthcoming dissertation and the Wartburg Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry Program Review. Jay Boeding and Laurie Everhardt from Wartburg’s Advancement office were also in attendance.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Quarterback Matt Sacia ’19 is one of four finalists for the 2017 Gagliardi Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in DIII, as reported by KWWL

Dylan Binion's ’19 efforts on the football field were featured in the Quad City Times.

Several Wartburg students will be featured in the Cedar Valley Biennial Exhibition, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The football team playoff run ended with a 41-27 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in the Elite Eight, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and on KCRR.

Rob Rottler ’17 recorded a league-best 117 tackles in 2017, just one season after tearing his ACL, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Anna Javellana ’10 was named the Accredited Residential Manager of the Year by the Institute of Real Estate Management, as reported by MultifamilyBiz.com
 
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