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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - June 11

 
June 11, 2018
Holiday calendar for 2018-19 
The Holiday Calendar for 2018-19 has been posted on the InfoCenter. Click on Employment, Forms and Procedures, Payroll and Personnel Forms. Because the New Year’s Day holiday falls on a Tuesday in 2019, the College is granting an additional holiday on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Please check with your supervisor, as some departments must be open on that date with operations critical to the college.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Tree removal on campus 
In the next week, several trees on campus will be marked for removal. Many are ash trees infested with the emerald ash borer, and others are succumbing to age and other weaknesses. We are anticipating removal to happen the last two weeks of June. Please avoid areas where the removal is occurring. The Landscape and Natural Resource Committee will review replacement of the trees (species and location). Follow Sustainability at Wartburg on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.
Homecoming scheduling deadline
Is your department or group hosting a reunion, reception, or open house during Homecoming & Family Weekend 2018? The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is working on the schedule and needs to hear from you about those plans to ensure they are included. Email details to alumni@wartburg.edu by Wednesday, June 20. 
Health insurance eye exams 
If you plan to receive your annual eye exam through Health Partners, please make sure you choose an eye doctor who is a participating provider in your network. Click here for the Bridges network. Click here for the Open Access network. Contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator, if you have questions.

 

Social change, nonviolence program opportunity
Satyagraha Institute (Brookings, S.D.) is accepting applications for its program on social change and nonviolence in the Black Hills, Aug. 5-14. If you are interested, click here. The focus of this year’s program is on a conversation between Gandhi and indigenous wisdom to help us better care for the earth.
Spring issue of Intersections out now
The spring issue of Intersections, the publication of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, titled “Vocation for Life,” can be found at this link. (All back issues can be found on this site as well.) Intersections is one good way that our college participates in the network. Please also consider contributing to Intersections with your own reflections or scholarship. Direct inquiries to the editor, Jason Mahn of Augustana College. If you prefer to have a hard copy, contact Pam Moss.
Faculty Development Fund distribution
Click here to see a list of faculty who have received Faculty Development Funds for Travel in winter/May 2018, Scholarship for summer 2018, and Innovation in Teaching & Learning for 2018-19. 
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Juice summer schedule
The Juice will run every other week throughout the summer, and as needed for important news. The schedule will be June 11 and 25, July 9 and 23, and Aug. 13. Weekly Juice emails will begin again on Aug. 20. Please send in your items by 4 p.m. the Thursday before publication. If you have important items that may need to run immediately, please contact Stephanie Boeding directly.
Performance appraisal forms
Performance appraisal forms are available on the InfoCenter under Employment, Forms and Procedures, Performance Appraisal Forms. Performance appraisals are to be submitted no later than June 30, generally covering the working period of June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2018. Direct questions to Human Resources.
Summer dining hours
Click here for the dining hours during the summer.
Upcoming Events

Homecoming schedule deadline
June 20

Performance appraisals due
June 30

Worth It Week college visits
July 30-Aug. 3
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals):
Mel Gonnerman, Associate Director of Recruitment Services, 5/1
LaToshia Burrell, Assistant Director of The W for Group Fitness and Personal Training, 5/1
Mark Dunnick, General Maintenance Staff-The W, 5/7
 
FAREWELL (departures and retirements):
Nathaniel Roach, Assistant Football Coach, 5/10
Kyle Vowell, Assistant Director of Admissions for Out of State Recruitment, 5/18
Emily Bolton, Women’s Lacrosse Assistant, 5/25
Suzie Kramer, Office Coordinator, Development, 5/31
 
POSITION/TITLE CHANGES:
Laura Dewey, formerly Cashier and Dining Services Assistant, now Childcare Attendant, 5/21
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Jill Westen, information literacy librarian, had two chapters published in the Music Library Association/A-R Editions collection Information Literacy in Music: An Instructor’s Companion: “Bias and perspective in world music sources” and “Research labs in an introductory music history course.” 

Dr. Karen Black, Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ, had her collection of organ introductions, Shine Like the Sun, published by Augsburg Fortress Publishing. Black also was elected to a two-year term as regional councillor of the North Central Region of the American Guild of Organists, where she will represent the region on the National Council.  

In the May Term Japan trip, Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, associate professor of religion, and 12 Wartburg students visited Kosei Gakuin High School in Tokyo on May 18. The school was founded by the progressive Buddhist group Rissho Koseikai, which awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2017 to Bishop Munib Younan, president of Lutheran World Federation, who came to Wartburg College's campus in April. The Wartburg group visited a Judo class and attended calligraphy class. In English class, each Wartburg student had his or her own table and discussed a variety of topics with high school students.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 

Physical therapists Rachel Pins ’12 and Molly Comacho ’00 were featured on KWWL for the work they did with sports journalist Rick Coleman following his ischemic stroke in November 2015. 

Britta Monson Fisher ’00 was named the chief housing officer for the Denver Office of Economic Development, as reported by the Denver Post


Three Wartburg students assisted with the Maddie Poppe Hometown Parade and Concert in Butler County. McKenzie Kielman ’19 and Matt Ohl ’19 assisted the “American Idol” TV crew as PAs, and Lexi Bodzioch ’19 worked with Wartburg visual media manager Julie Drewes ’90 as official photographers for the Clarksville community during the event.

Dr. Caryn D. Riswold, professor of religion at Illinois College, will join the Wartburg College faculty as a professor of religion serving as the McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission. Her appointment begins with the 2018-19 academic year. Riswold, who started at Illinois College in 2002, has taught more than a dozen different religion and women and gender studies courses. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana University (South Dakota) in 1993, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Claremont School of Theology in 1995 and a Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

 

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 on the Info 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 and may suggest an alternate method to share your information.
 
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