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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Feb. 26

 
Feb. 26, 2018
Career Expo is Tuesday
The Winter Career Expo will be Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., in The W’s Hall of Champions. All students are encouraged to attend. Direct questions to Jo Dorrance, internship coordinator. Click here for tips on how students can take advantage of the Career Expo opportunity. Click here for a list of participants, including employers, internship sites, and graduate schools.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Presidential Forum on Tuesday
The next Presidential Forum will be Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m., in WBC 214 (Buckmaster).
Future forums will be:
  • March 22, 11:30 a.m., Hagemann Castle Room
  • April 10, 11:30 a.m., WBC 214 (Buckmaster)

The February President’s Report to the Board of Regents and Board Summary Report are now posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports.

Juice schedule and reminders
There will be no Juice on Monday, March 5, due to Winter Break. Please send all Juice announcements to juice@wartburg.edu. This will help ensure that we don’t miss your event. Also, to help eliminate confusion, when submitting a Juice announcement, be sure to indicate in which version you would like it to run: Faculty/Staff, Students, or Both. The deadline to submit items for The Juice is 4 p.m. Thursday.
New website headshot policy 
In an effort to keep a professional and consistent presentation of the college on official web pages, only studio headshot photos taken by the college or external professional photographers will be allowed. If faculty and staff members wish to have new studio photos taken, contact Julie Drewes to set up an appointment. Marketing & Communication will be contacting individuals who currently have nonstudio photos on the website to schedule a photo session to replace them.
Mail Center open during Winter Break 
The Mail Center will be open during Winter Break, March 5-9, but with limited staff. Regular campus delivery routes may be affected by volume and staff availability. Please notify the Mail Center if your department will be closed during Winter Break.
German Institute funds
The Executive Committee of the German Institute announces the 2018-19 call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2018-19, a total of $6,000 is available from external sources. Applications are due March 31, with awards announced no later than April 14. The Institute has funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff heritage tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad. Full application details are available at this link. Direct all questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.
Wartburg Store pre-break price break 
Now through March 2, take an additional 20 percent off all merchandise already marked on sale at The Wartburg Store!
2018 HLC Monitoring Report 
The first of the college’s three Higher Learning Commission monitoring reports was submitted Feb. 1. It is available on the InfoCenter. The next step is to wait for the commission’s response and continue working on preparing the next report. Special thanks goes to Dyanna Pooley; members of the Assessment and General Education committees; academic and Student Life department chairs/program heads; and members of the HLC Monitoring Report Steering Committee, Joy Becker, Rachel Clark, Shaheen Munir, Dyanna Pooley, Derek Solheim, Kristin Teig Torres, and Bob Wilkinson, for all their work. If you have any questions about the report’s contents, the process, etc., contact Dan Walther.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Diversity and Inclusion website updated
The college continues to work to make Wartburg a more inclusive community, and one small step we have taken is to update the Diversity and Inclusion website to ensure that all are aware of the work being done behind the scenes and the resources available to students, faculty, and staff interested in enhancing inclusivity on our campus. For more information about how to get involved, contact Student Life at 319-352-8260. In addition to the work already being done, a campus climate survey centered on impressions and experiences with diversity and inclusion is expected to be conducted before the end of the academic year.
Community Response website goes live
The Community Response Team was assembled at the beginning of this academic year to ensure meaningful and transparent responses to incidents of bias that impact the campus community. Since then, the team has met regularly to discuss its charge as well as recent events that threatened our campus culture. In an effort to be more transparent, this website will be updated as needed to reflect how these incidents are being handled by the college. To ensure that the college is doing all it can to make Wartburg a safe and inclusive community for all, the Community Response Team encourages all students, faculty, and staff to report incidents of bias impacting a Warburg community member to Campus Security.
RecycleMania is here! 
Wartburg is participating in RecycleMania, an eight-week nationwide recycling competition. During the competition, participating schools are required to track all landfill-bound waste and diverted materials that go out of their campus. Activities are also planned on campus to help inform students about sustainable living. To help Wartburg be successful, the Sustainability Office encourages students and staff to properly recycle. For more information, please visit “Wartburg Sustainability” on social media. 
New benefit for part-time employees
A new benefit is now available to part-time employees. The Personal Advisory Committee has worked with Human Resources to enhance our Employee Assistance Program benefit to allow part-time employees access to Unity Point EAP for FREE, confidential, short-term counseling needs that may include: job stress, depression or anxiety, family or marital conflicts, alcohol or drug abuse, grief and loss issues, parenting issues, and financial problems. Contact Unity Point EAP, 319-235-HELP or 319-235-3550. More information can be found here
Casual for the Kids 
Support Dance Marathon by dressing casual for the week before the big WCDM event (March 19-23). Donate $20 to wear jeans for the whole week. Money will be collected by dance marathon participants March 12-16. Cash or credit will be accepted. Participants will receive a button to wear during the week.
Updated tax tables could affect paychecks 
The college has received updated tax tables for 2018. Faculty and staff could see a change in their net pay in their February paychecks. Direct questions to Human Resources.
UNI professor to receive Graven Award 
Gloria Kirkland Holmes, associate professor of early childhood education at the University of Northern Iowa, will receive Wartburg’s annual Graven Award on Tuesday, March 13, 11:30 a.m., in the Chapel. All are welcome. The Graven Award is presented annually to a person 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 the late Judge Henry N. and Helen Graven, natives of Greene, whose lives reflected those same commitments. 
Student Summer Research Fellowships
Applications for Wartburg 2018 Student Summer Research Fellowships are now available. For more information, click here. The deadline is Monday, March 19. Proposals are reviewed by a panel of faculty members. Students can major in any department.  Applications require authorship by the proposing student and a letter of support by the sponsoring faculty member. Fellowship award may include student stipend, research supplies or equipment, or travel for research. Limit $3,000 per student. Research conducted in credit courses is not eligible. 
McElroy Student/Faculty Research Award
Applications for a 2018-19 R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Award are now available. The application deadline is March 19. Maximum award is $2,000. For more information, click here
Upcoming Events

Presidential Forum
Feb. 27

Career Expo
Feb. 27

Graven Award address
March 13

Dance Marathon FT5K race
March 17

Leadership and Service Award ceremony
March 17

Mill Race speaker
March 19

Presidential Forum
March 22

UKnight Day
March 27

Deadline for German Institute funding applications
March 31

Presidential Forum
April 10

RICE Day
April 12
 
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. The Juice reserves the right to edit items for length and readability.

 
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; Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. Chapel time is 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. Here's the schedule for the week:
  • Monday, Feb. 26 – Zak Montgomery, associate professor of Spanish
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 – Stacey Gibbs (Interfaith)
                              "Resistance to Exclusivism," Isaiah 56: 1-8
  • Friday, March 2 – Madison Bloker ’18 (Service Trip Blessing)

There will be no Sunday Worship Services or Chapel during Winter Break, March 4-11.   

Lenten Chapels on Wednesdays 
Sabbath as Resistance will be the Lenten Chapel Series during Wednesday chapels, Feb. 14-March 28. Gather from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. in the chapel for this brief time of “Sabbath” as we listen for God’s call to our community and in our personal lives. (Themes are taken from Walter Brueggemann’s Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Westminster John Knox, 2014.)
  • Feb. 28: Resistance to Exclusivism, Isaiah 56:1-8
  • March 14: Resistance to Coercion, Deuteronomy 15:1-2, 7-11
  • March 21: Resistance to Multitasking, Amos 8:4-8
  • Holy Week, March 28: Resistance to Craving and Violent Action, Mark 14:43-50
ELCA Social Statement on Women and Justice gathering
Join Sierra Mastin and Kristin Wendland, visiting assistant professor of religion, to review a portion of the Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7-8 p.m., in Cardinal Commons. There will an opportunity to discuss it and give feedback to its creators before it is forwarded to the churchwide assembly in 2019. You do not have to be a member of the ELCA to participate. Snacks will be provided!
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Bill Withers, professor of journalism and communication, led all senior leaders, physicians, and management from Mercy Medical-North Iowa over two days of workshops Feb. 16-17. Seminar topics centered on change-management and onboarding/training of new next-generation hires across the medical field. Withers spoke in both Mason City and Clear Lake over the two days, to all leaders from Mercy’s 14 counties with labs, clinics and hospitals. Earlier in the month, Withers led a two-hour workshop on servant leadership as it relates to business sponsored by the Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Walter “Chip” Bouzard published "The Date of the Psalms Scroll from the Cave of Letters." In Dead Sea: New Discoveries in the Cave of Letters. Edited by Carl Savage. New York: Peter Lang, 2018, pp. 237-52. In that same volume, Emeriti Professor Fred Strickert published “The Meaning of Bar Kokhba Coins and Their Distribution,” pp. 221-236.

Dr. Kyle A. Schenkewitz, visiting assistant professor of religion, was invited to present a paper titled “Encountering the Saracen Other: Anastasios of Sinai and the Arab Conquest” at Creighton University’s Kripke Center symposium on religion and reform Feb. 15.
 
CONDOLENCES
 
Al Koeneman ’55, former vice president for development, died Feb. 20. His funeral will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date, and there will be a memorial service for him on campus in the spring. Al held multiple positions during his tenure at Wartburg from 1991 to 2000. He was a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and served as Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Navy from 1988 to 1991. He is survived by his wife, Carol ’66. 
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The women's indoor track and field team captured the team championship at the Iowa Conference Indoor meet, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Wartburg head coach Marcus Newsom and his staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year.

The second-ranked 
women's basketball team added the Iowa Conference tournament title to its regular-season championship with an 86-74 win over Luther, as reported by the 
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

A program record eight Wartburg wrestlers won championships and nine total Knights advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships at the Lower Midwest Regional, as reported by the 
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Wartburg's spring athletic teams — baseballsoftballmen's golfwomen's lacrosse and men's tennis — are preparing for competition, as reported by the 
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported on the success of the Wartburg women's basketball team, coached by Bob Amsberry, and the contributions of several Cedar Valley preps: Morgan Neuendorf '18, Emma Gerdes '20, Adrienne Boettger '19, Alecia Kimball '20, Katie Lindeman '20, Ally Conrad '21 and Sarah Morkel '21.
 
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