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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Dec. 4

 
Dec. 4, 2017
Snow and ice season
As we approach the winter season, please remember to use caution when snow and ice are present on sidewalks and steps. Operations & Maintenance will remove snow and add salt or sand to icy spots on sidewalks and steps on campus according to the priority snow removal map. Parking lots will be cleared and salted or sanded as needed by a third party. 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Retirement reception for Kit Kleinhans 
The Department of Religion & Philosophy will host a retirement reception for the Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:30-2:30 p.m., in the Hagemann Castle Room. Kit, who came to Wartburg in 1993, is retiring from Wartburg College and will become the dean of the newly established Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, in January. All are invited to attend the reception. Click here to read more about Kit’s new endeavor.
Phil and Lit Society
The last Fall Term meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speakers will be Bo Bader, Liz Buckwalter, Eric DeVos, Mackenzie Funke, Ashlee Henderson, Karl Jaeschke, and Zhanfei Xu, students from the American Family Insurance Leadership Insights class that met during May Term. The title of their presentation is AmFam: Allying Lessons Learned to Wartburg’s Focus on the Future. All are welcome.
Trumpet Magazine
Click here to see the new issue of Trumpet Magazine. This week’s edition features Yusra Malik, Ieshia Brown, and Jeanne Edson.
Postal rate increase coming
Effective Jan. 21, the cost to send a standard letter or postcard will increase by one cent, raising stamps to 50 cents and postcards to 35 cents. Package shipping prices will also increase, though prices still depend on packaging, weight, and destination. Faculty and staff are encouraged to consult with the Mail Center if interested in purchasing stamps prior to the price increase to ensure availability and confirm need.
Presidential Forum on Tuesday
The final Presidential Forum of the year will be Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m., in the Hagemann Castle Room. Please note that the March forum, originally scheduled for March 20, has been changed to March 22 in the Castle Room.
Incomplete grade policy reminder 
Please remind students that an incomplete grade is not valid unless it is supported by a Student Request for Incomplete Grade Form. The completion of the form should be initiated by the student to confirm that the student and instructor have been in communication regarding the incomplete grade policy. The form is available on My Wartburg or in the Registrar’s Office. Any incomplete grade submitted by the instructor without support of the form will be changed to an “F.” Please refer students to the incomplete grade definition in the 2017-18 academic catalog, which can be accessed online. Incomplete grades should only be issued for students who are passing the course when final grades are due. With permission from the Registrar, instructors can complete the form for a student whose circumstances prevent them from submitting the form. Please note that the form is not required for internships, field experiences, or study abroad courses.
Wartburg West housing
The college’s lease of the building owned by St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado, used to house students for the Wartburg West program, will end Dec. 31, 2018, as St. John’s has found other uses for the property. We have enjoyed the relationship with St. John's and hope we can continue to grow this relationship outside of housing our students. We are currently seeking a replacement building.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Academic calendar update
The 2018-19 Academic Calendar has been approved and is now available online. In response to student input, the academic year will begin before Labor Day (with Labor Day as a class day), allowing students a full week off at Thanksgiving in 2018. The 2019-20 academic calendar will continue with a weeklong break at Thanksgiving, but because of when Labor Day and Thanksgiving fall in 2019, it is possible to complete the number of academic days needed without starting school before Labor Day.
New podcast from President Colson
Check out From the President, a new podcast from President Darrel Colson. These podcasts allow President Colson to speak about topics important to the college and higher education in general, along with some general topics the president is frequently asked to discuss. The first podcast is titled Lutheran Higher Education and Being Called to Wartburg College.
Christmas open house at Greenwood
President Darrel and Christy Colson invite faculty and staff to a Christmas open house Thursday, Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m, at Greenwood, 902 12th St. NW.
5 Days of Christmas at The Wartburg Store

Save big at The Wartburg Store Dec. 4-8 during our 5 Days of Christmas sale event. Each day brings new ways to save on gifts for family, friends and even yourself! Also, receive a free reusable holiday tote with every $50 you spend.

  • Monday: 20 percent off drinkware
  • Tuesday: B1G1 50 percent off sweatshirts
  • Wednesday: Select tees 2 for $22 & 20 percent off hats
  • Thursday: 20 percent off coloring books and board games
  • Friday: 20 percent off Nike and Under Armour
Students’ artwork featured in exhibition

Six Wartburg students have had artworks accepted into the Cedar Valley Biennial Juried Art Exhibition, open Dec. 5 through Feb. 11, 2018, in the Law-Reddington Gallery at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the center, 225 Commercial St. Students selected for this exhibition include:

  • Angelica Bentley, The Hallow Man, oil on canvas
  • Angeline Neo, My Professor’s Office, oil on canvas
  • Michael Benson, Reflection, digital photography
  • Adeboye Olaniyan, Through the Wall of Time, digital photography
  • Adeboye Olaniyan, The Glory Upon, digital photography
  • Mlungisi Ncube, Sikelemu, linocut
  • Haley Harms, Hailey’s Comet, graphic design, digital art

For more information, contact Johanna Kramer-Weston, Wartburg art gallery director, or visit the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

Physical therapy conference
Students interested in physical therapy as a career are invited to attend the Physical Therapy as Your Future: From Application to Practice conference Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at the Medical Education & Research Facility at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City. It is being sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. The cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch. To register or for more information, click here. The registration deadline is Jan. 8.
Water to Thrive soup dinner 
Wartburg Water to Thrive will sponsor a soup dinner Sunday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The dinner is free; however, donations are accepted. All donations will go toward the funding of a well.
Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees 🎄
Through Dec. 14

Presidential forum
Dec. 5

Christmas open house at Greenwood 🎄
Dec. 7

December Commencement
Dec. 10

Candlelight Vespers 
Dec. 10

Water to Thrive soup dinner
Dec. 10

Kleinhans reception
Dec. 13

MLK Day of Service 👐
Jan. 15
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 

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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.


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SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Candlelight Vespers
Candlelight Vespers will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel. Prelude music will begin at 6:30 p.m.
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. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. This week’s Chapel service schedule looks like this:

  • Monday, Dec. 4 – Miranda Fober ’18
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Jess Pedersen ’18
  • Friday, Dec. 8 – Tyler French ’18
  • Sunday, Dec. 10 – Commencement at 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 10 – Christmas/Advent Candlelight Vespers at 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 11 – Dr. Chip Bouzard, professor of religion
Sunday offerings donated
Thank you for all of the Sunday offering gifts. As a result, Wartburg was able to donate $2,040.58 to Lutheran Disaster Response. Your generosity is helping us to love and serve one another within the whole church.
Give the Chapel message 
There is still some availability for seniors, faculty, and staff to provide the Chapel message in the spring. Email SLCM.office@wartburg.edu if you are interested in signing up. 
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 Wrestling Coach, 11/30
 
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Wrestling
Friday, Dec. 8, depart at 3 p.m. for Cornell.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
  Pastor Brian Beckstrom 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
 
The Rev. John Anderson ’62 presided over his final service on Reformation Sunday, as reported by the Cheboygan News

Jon Horick ’85, vice president of investments for Stevens Foster Financial Advisors, was the architect behind a "buy local" investment approach featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune

The football team set a singe-game playoff record for points in its 49-7 rout of Trine University in the second round of the NCAA playoffs, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The coaching style of University of South Dakota's Bob Nielson ’82 was featured in the Argus Leader as his team prepares for the school's first FCS playoff berth.

Matt Sacia ’19 is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2017 Gagliardi Trophy, presented to the most outstanding football player in Division III, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

No. 1-ranked wrestler Cross Cannone ’19 pinned No. 2 Jimmy Davis at the Concordia University Wisconsin Open, as reported by the Trumbull Times
 
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