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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Nov. 6

 
Nov. 6, 2017

St. Elizabeth Week service award nominations 

Nominate a student for the St. Elizabeth Award for Service by noon Monday, Nov. 6, by clicking on this link. Nominee qualifications:

  • Must be a current student at Wartburg College.
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to service by working for the welfare of communities and individuals.

Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service by noon Monday, Nov. 6, by clicking on this link. Nominee qualifications:

  • Must be a current faculty or staff member at Wartburg College.
  • Must demonstrate Pastor Trachte’s Wartburg enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication, and commitment to service.

Award recipients for each award will be recognized during Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Kleinfeld Lecture in German History, Culture, and Politics
The public is invited to the annual Kleinfeld Lecture at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in McCaskey Lyceum. The Rev. Miriam Gross, pastor of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Paul’s in New York City, will speak on A Means of Hope and Grace: Living Lutheran Identity in the Public Square
Thanksgiving meal for students
Residential Life, in conjunction with International Student Services and Multicultural Student Services, will host a Thanksgiving meal for all students staying on campus over Thanksgiving break. The meal will be Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in Chapel Commons. The turkey, drinks, and utensils will be provided, but food and monetary donations are needed to complete the meal. Please contact Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life if you would be willing to provide a side dish, dessert, or funding. Those providing donations are welcome to join the students in food and fellowship.
Kickoff to St. Elizabeth Week
St. Elizabeth Week begins with these events on Sunday, Nov. 12:
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m.: St. Elizabeth’s Worship, Wartburg Chapel
  • 3-5 p.m.: Cardboard Box City Building, Campus Lawn (in front of Old Main)
The Vagina Monologues auditions 
The Wartburg V-day Campaign invites all women to audition for The Vagina Monologues. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 13-14, beginning at 7 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Click here to sign up. The Vagina Monologues seeks to get women’s stories heard and to help stop violence against women right here in our Wartburg community, in Waverly, and beyond. If you have questions, email emma.evanspeck@wartburg.edu.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m., in SC134. Two Wartburg students will present on their summer experiences at John Deere and NASA. Madalyn McKelvey ’18, an engineering science and mathematics double major, will present My Experience as an Intern at John Deere, and Amy Isvik ’18, a mathematics and computer science double major, will present Expanding the NASA PVS Library. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker will be Dr. Jose Reyes-Tomasini, visiting assistant professor of biology. The title of his talk is Fish Behavioral Responses to Odorants and Aversive Substances..
S.A.F.E. candlelight dinner
The sign-up for the candlelight dinner hosted by S.A.F.E. (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 8-9, 5:15-7 p.m., in Mensa. S.A.F.E. members will discuss their organization while students, faculty, and staff mingle over dinner Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the Heritage Ballroom in Saemann Student Center. The cost for students with a board plan is $2. This may be paid with points or cash at sign-up. Off-board students may also attend, and their cost will be $10 at sign-up. Special dietary considerations will be taken into account.
Table Talks thank you
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated in the Reformation Day activities on campus. Spirited Expression was a beautiful chapel service, and the Table Talks generated valuable conversations, provided awareness, and brought individuals together who may be able to develop new relationships. We are very blessed at Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry to have this type of commitment throughout our campus!
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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.
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:
  • 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)
Open mic poetry reading 
Wartburg’s V-Day Campaign and SMART are sponsoring an open mic poetry reading event Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Signup will be at the event. Bring a piece to read, or come and snap for your friends. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, email Emma Evans-Peck or Maddie Simmons.
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. 11 and Dec. 2. To register, follow the link on the Habitat for Humanity - Wartburg College Facebook page or email habitat@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.
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.
Upcoming Events

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

Benefit open enrollment meetings
Nov. 7, 8

Budget Overview meetings
Nov. 8, 9, 10

Kleinfeld Lecture
Nov. 9

Open mic poetry reading
Nov. 9

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

St. Elizabeth Week
Nov. 12-18

The Vagina Monologues auditions
Nov. 13-14

Thanksgiving Break begins
Nov. 22

Table Talk: Reforming Education
Nov. 28

Festival of Trees
Nov. 29-Dec. 14

Christmas with Wartburg
Dec. 1-3

Presidential forum
Dec. 5

December Commencement
Dec. 10

Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 

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ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Wrestling
Friday, Nov. 10, depart at 4 p.m. for Luther Open, Decorah.
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
SALT meeting changed
The SALT (SLCM Service and Leadership Team) meeting has been changed and will meet Nov. 19, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chapel Commons (following Sunday morning worship). Lunch will be provided. Contact Paster Brian Beckstrom to reserve your lunch.
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, Nov. 6 – Riley Cole '17
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Friday, Nov. 10 – Cody Birely, '18
Nov. 28 Table Talk: Reforming Education
Join us for a Table Talk about “Reforming Education: How Might Reformation Thinking Inform K-12 Educational Change Today?” The event will be Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Chapel Commons (lower level of the Chapel) and is sponsored by Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. Education professor Rick Snyder will present principles and criteria driving educational reform from the Reformation era. Then we will consider principles and criteria motivating change in public education today. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss comparative educational reform efforts in 1517 and 2017. Join the ongoing work of reformation by reserving a spot for lunch, conversation and learning prior to Nov. 22. Send an email to SLCM with “Nov. 28 Table Talk” in the subject line. Include in the body of your email your name, email address, and phone number.
Sunday Worship
Pastor Ramona Bouzard will give the message Sunday, Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel.
 
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals):
Pamela Moss, Office Coordinator, Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry/Religion & Philosophy 10/9
Kristine Steege, Office Coordinator, Humanities 10/9
Vickie Chestnut, Cleaning Staff 10/9
David Flammang, Part-Time Maintenance Worker, 10/13
Rebecca Meier, Group Fitness Substitute, 10/18
Doug Reece, Digital Media Producer, 10/25
Joseph Dixon, Retail Associate (Den), 10/25
Martha Kroese, Adjunct Faculty, Student Teacher Supervisor, 9/28
Kathryn Idler, Adjunct Faculty, Music Therapy Practicum Supervisor 10/3
Leith Tews, Adjunct Faculty, Accompanist, 10/24

FAREWELL (Departures and retirements):
Stephanie Huff, Office Coordinator, Registrar’s Office, 10/1
Alan Simmer, Campaign Communications Associate, 10/17
TJ Warren, Pathways Associate for Vocation and Mentoring, 10/27
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, assistant professor of world religions, has published the article “Seno’o Girō’s Buddhist Socialism, Antiwar Movement, and Dialogue with Social Christianity in 1930s-1940s Japan” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Buddhist-Christian Studies Vol. 37 (Nov. 2017), University of Hawaii Press, pp. 223-235.

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.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The college's partnership with Retrieving Freedom Inc., as well as Keegan Birkicht ’15, RFI program director, were featured in a Living Lutheran magazine article written by Karris Golden ’98.

The football team clinched the Iowa Conference title with a 23-0 shutout over Dubuque, as reported by the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.

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