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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Jan. 8

 
Jan. 8, 2017
Nominate a student for 2018 Student Employee of the Year 
Do you have an outstanding student employee? Nominate him/her for the 2018 Student Employee of the Year! This contest recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college. Additional information about the contest can be found here and the nomination form can be accessed here. Nominations are due to the Student Employment Office (Luther Hall 212) by Friday, Feb. 16.
Student Employee Handbook updates 
The Student Employee Handbook has been revised and can be accessed here. The Student Employment website has also been updated to include quick links to the Student Pay Stub, KnightTime Timecard, and the Supervisor Transfer Set applications.
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NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Updated posting policy
Wartburg’s posting policy has been updated. Click here to view the policy. All Campus bulletin boards are now clearly marked in orange and Community boards in blue. 
KnightTime best practices lunch and learn 
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 on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon, in McCoy East. This training session will provide new supervisors of students and/or staff with an introduction to Kronos as well as offer current supervisors with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of the system at the start of a new semester. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.
State of the College Address
Mark your calendars for the State of the College Address at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. 
RICE Day deadlines
Planning is underway for the seventh annual Wartburg College RICE Day celebration on Thursday, April 12, and the Session Form (web-based: department, contact, time and location preferences, session format, setup and AV needs) deadline is Friday, Jan. 26. Faculty/department reps should submit this form, not individual students. Go to www.wartburg.edu/rice.
New faculty, staff photo directory
Click here to see the “New Faculty and Staff-Winter 2018” photo directory, which is posted on the InfoCenter under Offices, Human Resources, Forms & Procedures. 
Printing cost increase
In the 2018-19 fiscal year, printing in the Digital Print Center and on-campus copiers will increase between 1 and 5 cents per copy. A table of the changes can be found here on the Business Office website. The college is adjusting the pricing due to rising costs with college suppliers. Please note the Print Center is the more economical option, and the pricing change reflects this important distinction. If you have questions regarding the printing increase, contact Gary Wipperman or Lori Poehler.
Vehicle rental price changes
The prices charged for vehicle rentals in the Waverly area have increased and are impacting the campus community in the 2018-19 fiscal year. Vehicle rental prices will increase from $1 to $8 per day depending on the vehicle type. See a detailed table of the new pricing on the Business Office website. The mileage reimbursement rate will also decrease from 41 cents to 37 cents a mile in 2018-19 fiscal year. In addition, the college is updating the vehicle policy, which goes into effect immediately. The pricing change will only impact the 2018-19 fiscal year. If you have questions regarding vehicle rentals, contact Operations and Maintenance at extension 8318.
2018-19 budget process
The Business Office is starting to build the detail of the college budget for the 2018-19 academic year. As a part of this process it’s important for all campus members to be able to provide feedback. Department budget managers are responsible for communicating needs to the Business Office, but all employees may communicate with the department mangers regarding essential needs for their departments, especially if they feel there will be an impact by the communicated printing and vehicle rental changes (above).

If you are a department budget manager, please refer to the guide posted on the Business Office website for specific guidance and instruction. There will also be individualized emails with additional information and templates specific to your department.

Topics on which the Business office is seeking information from department budget managers are:
1) Equipment for the 2018-19 fiscal year as well as anticipated needs for the next five fiscal years.
2) Department budget needs – They will be classified in two categories for the 2018-19 fiscal year
    a. Group A – Essential needs (i.e. things shared with your vice president as impacting your department operations)
    b. Group B – Interdepartmental needs (i.e. printing, mailing and vehicle rental increase requests)
3) Student wage needs for 2018-19 fiscal year

The Business Office works with the Cabinet, PBAC and President Colson in reviewing requests. All requests will be reviewed and decisions communicated to department budget managers around the end of April.
Baldwin Leadership fellows 
The Institute for Leadership Education at Wartburg seeks your assistance in the selection of first-year students to serve as Baldwin Leadership Fellows. Please click here for more information and a link to the nomination form; contact Ashley Lang with questions.
It's Beat Luther Week!
Students UKnight will be selling this year’s Beat Luther shirt all week long in the Student Center for $10 each. Support the men’s and women’s basketball teams as they take on the Norse in Levick Arena this Wednesday, while the wrestling team travels to Luther on Thursday. Students wearing this year’s shirt will receive a special Beat Luther decal during the basketball games while supplies last. Go Knights!
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker is Dr. Patricia Storlie, assistant professor of biology. Her research investigates the control of certain pathogenic parasites that are transmitted to susceptible animals through the bite of a sand fly. The title is Utilizing CRISPR/Cas 9 to Knock-out the Major Surface Protease of Leishmaina tarentolae.
Unified Sports Day volunteers 
Volunteers are needed for Unified Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 8:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will spend the day with Special Olympic Athletes, who will be participating in activities such as basketball, volleyball, crafts, and more. It is great way to give back to the community and it’s a lot of fun! Sign up at the table as you walk into the Student Center during lunch and dinner hours Jan. 8-9, or through this link. Registration closes Monday, Jan. 15. Email nicole.adair@wartburg.edu with any questions. 
MLK Week schedule

Monday, Jan. 15:

  • Day of Service, kickoff at 1:35 p.m. Contact vac@wartburg.edu for more information.
  • Poverty Simulation, 2-5 p.m., Ballrooms
  • Movie: Freedom Writers, 7 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Tuesday, Jan. 16

  • Peace Dialogue, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ballrooms
  • Sip & Paint, 7 p.m., The W classrooms

Wednesday, Jan. 17

  • MLK Chapel, “Stay Woke,” 10:15 a.m., Wartburg Chapel
  • Sanctuary with poet Cherie Kabba, 9 p.m., Chapel Commons 

Thursday, Jan. 18

  • Implicit Bias and Education, Dr. Beverly Smith and Felicia Smith-Nalls ’99, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum
  • The Outlet, 8 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

If you have any questions, contact mlkweek@wartburg.edu or visit www.wartburg.edu/mlk.

Keep on Learning proposals
The Alumni Office is now requesting Keep on Learning proposals for the 2018-19 academic year. The Keep on Learning program offers a series of four-week courses to all residents of the Cedar Valley during seven months of the academic year. All are invited to develop a course proposal for consideration. Click here for more information. 
Distance Modality Working Group report 
The Distance Modality Working Group, comprised of faculty and staff, has completed its study of identifying questions and opportunities related to online courses and programs at Wartburg. This work is a result of recommendations from several Focus on the Future task forces. The report can be found on the InfoCenter in President’s Reports under the Focus on the Future section.
Recipes from Home 
Students, faculty, and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2018-19 Mensa menu. Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides, and desserts can be emailed to shelly.geweke@wartburg.edu by Friday, Jan. 26. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa and the student body will vote for their favorites. Dishes that receive a “thumbs-up” will be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
Postal rate increase
U.S. Postal Service rates will increase Jan. 21. Stamp prices will increase by 1 cent for postcards, letters, and metered mail. Package, Priority Mail, and Express Mail rates will increase by varying amounts, depending on weight and destination. More information can be found here or by contacting the Mail Center at 352-8263.
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.
InfoCenter navigation changes 
The dropdown menus on the InfoCenter have been eliminated to encourage viewers to click on the main menu tabs. This allows the viewer to see all the options available. 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.

If you have questions about where to find information on the InfoCenter, email chris.knudson@wartburg.edu.

Prayer shawls for Lily Reflection Room
Calling all knitting or crocheting lovers… plans are being made to give the Lily Reflection Room a makeover! 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 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.
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.
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.
Upcoming Events
Beat Luther Week games
Jan. 10-11

MLK Day of Service 👐
Jan. 15

MLK Week
Jan. 15-19

KnightTime lunch and learn
Jan. 16

State of the College Address
Jan. 30

Unified Sports Day
Feb. 10
 
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.


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SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Upcoming Chapel services

Make a New Year's resolution to join us for Chapel! 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. Weekday 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. This week's schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 8 – Dr. Joy Becker
  • Wednesday, Jan. 10 – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Friday, Jan. 12 – Tim Baird '18
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals):
Jeffrey Franzen, Cleaning Staff, 12/11
Kerri Wilson, PT Retail Coordinator, Wartburg Store, 12/4
Bob Wilkinson, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, 12/18

FAREWELL (departures and retirements):
Anna Epley, Zesty Orange Supervisor, retired 12/31

POSITION/TITLE CHANGES:
David Flammang, former PT Maintenance Staff, now Facilities Technician, 12/1

 
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Wrestling
Thursday, Jan. 11: depart at 3 p.m. for Luther
Friday, Jan. 12: depart at 4 p.m. for Cornell
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The wrestling team took second in the NWCA National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind., as reported by the Des Moines Register

The women's basketball team was ranked No. 2 in the d3hoops.com poll, the highest ever for the team, as reported by KCRR

Tony Frank ’81 discussed Colorado State University's presence in the new $1 billion National Western Stock Show expansion as an opportunity to engage K-12 students and help guide them toward higher education, as reported by the Denver Post

A high school injury inspired wrestler Lance Evans ’17 to pursue a biology degree at Wartburg on his way to medical school, all while wrestling at an elite level, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. 

Basketball always has been a central part of Megan ’18, Miranda ’18 and Riley ’21 Murphy's lives. They continue to share this connection at Wartburg, as reported by the Fort Dodge Messenger. 
 
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