X
GO
News Search
News Archive
/ Categories: News

The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - March 19

 
March 19, 2018
Culture Week events

Culture Week begins Monday. Watch for special Snap filters at events, and use #WorldAtWartburg on social media to celebrate Wartburg's international diversity!

  • Monday, March 19: Dances from Around the World
    The W Classrooms, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Students will showcase dance moves from their home countries.
  • Tuesday, March 20: Stranger Interactions: Cultural Distinctions in the Wartburg Classroom
    The W Classrooms, W 2238 & 2240, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Faculty and students will lead this panel discussion on classroom interactions, assumed cultural assimilation and stereotypes.
  • Wednesday, March 21: World Café
    Ballrooms, 7-9 p.m.
    This creative workshop will explore solutions to “wicked problems” with Dr. Roelofse and Dr. Gashaw.
  • Thursday, March 22: Crafts and Henna
    The Hub, 6:30-8 p.m.
    Get “hands-on” with creative crafts from around the world and body art!
  • Friday, March 23: Culture Show
    Neumann Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.
    Enjoy an engaging collection of performances representing the entire world right here in Waverly.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Presidential Forum canceled 
The March 22 Presidential Forum has been canceled due to a change in President Colson’s travel schedule. The final forum for the academic year will be Tuesday, April 10, in WBC 214 (Buckmaster).
Grad Finale on Thursday
Do you have advisees graduating in May or August? Remind them to attend the Grad Finale on Thursday, March 22, anytime between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the ballrooms. Staff from various offices will be available to assist them in the transition from student to graduate, and they will be cleared to order their cap and gown at the event. Direct questions to sheree.covert@wartburg.edu.
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event
Student Senate will host the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event on Thursday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Hagemann Castle Room. The following award recipients will be recognized: Dr. Christine DeVries, associate professor of chemistry, John O. Chellevold Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Service; Dr. Lori Sheeler, visiting associate professor or public health, Outstanding Faculty Adviser; Krystal Madlock, director of multicultural student services, Outstanding Administrative Staff; and Steve Foelske, cleaning staff, Outstanding Non-Administrative Staff. There will be a brief program and remarks by DeVries at 11:45 a.m. Refreshments will be served.
Wicked Problems Poster challenge
Congratulations to our inaugural Wicked Problems Poster Challenge students! The challenge generated more than 65 posters that have been narrowed down to five ideas entering the next phase of the process. Students selected for Phase 2 are:
  • Madison Bloker
  • Collins Kalyebi
  • Kylie Kelchen
  • Will McDonald
  • Ashley Reynolds

Join these students Wednesday, March 21, 7-9 p.m. in the ballrooms for a collaborative World Café. During this event, students from across campus will gather to assist in further development of the ideas. The top ideas that come from the World Café will go on to Phase 3 of the challenge and present during RICE Day on Thursday, April 12, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in WBC 116. Thank you to everyone who entered! The Wicked Problems Poster Challenge will return next fall.

Performance appraisal forms now available
Human Resources has finalized the changes to the performance appraisal forms. The forms are now available on the InfoCenter under Employment, Forms and Procedures, Performance Appraisal Forms. Performance appraisals are to be completed beginning April 1 and submitted no later than June 30, generally covering the working period of June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2018. Direct questions to Human Resources.
Fall GPA Report
The Fall 2017 GPA Report and Executive Summary are now available on the InfoCenter. Direct questions to edith.waldstein@wartburg.edu.
Memorial service for Al Koeneman
A memorial service is planned for Al Koeneman ’55, former vice president for development, at 11 a.m. April 14 in Wartburg Chapel, with lunch to follow in Knights Ballroom. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. April 13 at Kaiser Corson Funeral Home. 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 died Feb. 20 and is survived by his wife, Carol ’66. 
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Requests for 2018-19 live streaming due April 15
If you have an event in 2018-19 that you believe warrants live streaming through Knight Vision, please submit your request by Sunday, April 15. The Knight Vision executive team will review submissions and make final determinations about what can be covered. Submit your request here
Summer hours
Summer office hours for 2018 will begin Tuesday, May 29, and will end Friday, Aug. 24.
Help in using Wartburg logos 
To help Wartburg College be consistent in representing itself to its various audiences, the Marketing & Communication Office has created a one-page guide that will help you communicate most effectively on behalf of the college. It includes guidelines on using various Wartburg logos, colors, and typefaces. If you’re REALLY into this, check out the complete “brand guidelines” PDF. As always, consult your department’s account manager for help in creating marketing and publication materials.
Fall Orientation updates 
To improve communication to incoming students and families, orientation at Wartburg will now be called Fall Orientation instead of Orange EXCELeration. Please help the Student Life Office by referring to the program as such. Additionally, move-in for first-year students will be Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 8 a.m. (instead of a Friday move-in, as in previous years). Once completed, an updated Fall Orientation schedule of events will be posted for review. Direct any questions/comments to Lindsey Leonard
Performance appraisals 
Performance appraisal time for staff is quickly approaching. The time frame for completion of appraisals is April through June. Human Resources is working though potential changes to the form and will announce when updated forms are available. Please do not begin performance appraisals until the new forms have been released. Direct questions to Human Resources.
KnightTime best practices training session
The Human Resources and Student Employment offices are teaming up to offer additional training on some of the best practices of reviewing and correcting timecards using KnightTime (Kronos). Training will be held Monday, March 19, 3 p.m., in McCoy West. This training session will provide new supervisors of students and/or staff with an introduction to Kronos as well as offer current supervisors an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of the system.
Request to Fill forms 
Human Resources would like to remind you that the Request to Fill form was updated and is currently posted on the InfoCenter here. Please discard any previous Request to Fill forms you may have saved on your computer and only use what is posted on the InfoCenter for all future job search requests.  
Forum notes
The notes from the Feb. 27 Presidential Forum are posted on the InfoCenter, along with Dan Kittle’s Power Point presentation, Understanding, Supporting and Responding to Students
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Softball
Tuesday, March 20, depart at 10 a.m. for St. Paul, Minn.

JV Baseball
Thursday, March 22, departs at 11 a.m. for Iowa Central.
Upcoming Events

Culture Week
March 19-23

Mill Race speaker
March 19

Grad Finale
March 22

Athletic Booster Club Cash Draw
March 24

UKnight Day
March 27

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event
March 29

Deadline for German Institute funding applications
March 31

Presidential Forum
April 10

RICE Day
April 12

Knight Vision requests due
April 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. 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. 
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.)
  • March 21: Resistance to Multitasking, Amos 8:4-8
  • Holy Week, March 28: Resistance to Craving and Violent Action, Mark 14:43-50
Save the date for Bishop Younan visit
Bishop Munib Younan of the ELCA in Jordan and the Holy Land will visit Wartburg in April. His schedule will be: Thursday, April 5, 4-5 p.m., presentation; Friday, April 6, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Weekday Chapel, and 7-8:15 p.m., public presentation including Q&A session.
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Michael Bechtel, assistant professor of science education, presented Biophilia in the Classroom at the 2018 STEM Pre-Service Teacher Conference in Iowa City on March 3.
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals)
Paul Swisher,
Groundskeeper, 2/8
David Kragness, Associate Athletic Trainer, 2/26
 
FAREWELL (departures and retirements)
Caryn Adams, Office Coordinator for Business Administration and Economics, 2/8
Kaitlyn Huck, Associate Athletic Trainer, 2/19
 
POSITION/TITLE CHANGES
Leslie Lyons, former Assistant Director of Personal Training and Group Fitness, now Personal Trainer, 2/28
Clay Cook, former Personal Trainer, now Group Fitness and Personal Training Assistant, 2/19
 
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The Wartburg women's basketball team ended its undefeated season Friday in an NCAA Semifinals loss to Bowdoin, 62-90, as reported by Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Des Moines Register

The annual Drag Show, sponsored by Alliance, was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The women's basketball team is being led into the Final Four by a group of Iowa athletes, as reported by KCRGKWWL, and the Des Moines Register

Wrestling coach Eric Keller shared his excitement about leading his Knights to another national championship and the anxiety that comes just hours later as he looks forward to 2019 with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The Wartburg women’s basketball team defeated East Texas Baptist, 65-61, to advance to the Final Four this Friday in Rochester, Minn., as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierKWWL, and CBS/FOX 28.

The Waterloo-Cedar Fall Courier reported on the Wartburg wrestling team’s 14th national title. At the National Championships on Saturday, the team also had three individual champions and two national runner-ups along with eight overall All-Americans.

The women's basketball team talked about the team culture that has allowed them to find success on and off the court, as told by d3hoops.com.

Tim Grove ’94 was featured on 60 Minutes for his work in Trauma Informed Care at SaintA's, a Wisconsin-based organization that provides innovative family-centered care and educational services that embrace diversity and empower children, families, and adults to improve the quality of their lives. 

Eric DeVos ’18 talked about his journey to this year's wrestling national championships and plans after college in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
 
100 Wartburg Blvd. | Waverly, IA 50677 | 800-772-2085
Previous Article The Juice (Students) - March 19
Next Article The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - March 26
Print
378

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x