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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) — Aug. 6

 
Aug. 6, 2018
Fund the Fortress now accepting applications
Fund the Fortress is Wartburg College’s crowdfunding platform that gives faculty and staff the opportunity to raise funds for projects, campus needs, activities, and more. Crowdfunding campaigns could range from supporting experiential learning opportunities to purchasing needed equipment to enhance the educational experience. Fund the Fortress is meant to give you an additional resource for funding that may not be allocated in your existing budget. The selection committee is now accepting crowdfunding campaign ideas. Applications can be submitted through our Fund the Fortress page. Application deadline for first semester crowdfunding campaigns is Aug. 20. Deadline for second semester crowdfunding campaigns is Dec. 1. Contact Rob Ruchotzke with questions.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
New Director of Dining Services named
The College is pleased to announce that Marty Johnson has accepted the position of Director of Dining Services as of Aug. 1, 2018. Thank you to all who participated in the interview process and provided feedback.
Meet candidates for Director of Campus Safety
All are invited to an open forum for the two Director of Campus Safety candidates on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 10-11 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m., both in McCoy East.
Help needed for fall Move-In Day
Saturday, Aug. 25, is Move-In Day for our first-year class. Interact with new students and their families by volunteering to help physically move items into the residence halls from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Many hands make light work (and make for a smooth move-in process for all!). Contact Lindsey Leonard with questions.
Request to Fill form updated
The Human Resources office has updated the Request to Fill form. This form is to be completed by all search committee chairs when filling a job vacancy. Please discard any copies of the outdated forms and replace with the new form found on the InfoCenter > Employment > Forms and Procedures > Payroll and Personnel Forms > Request to Fill. Old versions and incomplete forms will NOT be accepted moving forward.
McHose farewell
All are invited to join Vogel Library colleagues in honoring the service of Ashley McHose, information literacy librarian and Clinton Hall’s faculty in residence, at a farewell reception in the Konditorei on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Alumni updates
The Alumni and Parent Relations Office reminds faculty and staff to encourage alumni to notify the college of life updates (milestones, job changes, etc.) and address changes through the update form or by emailing alumni@wartburg.edu
Dates for State of the College Address, Presidential Forums
Please mark the following dates on your calendar:
  • State of the College Address by President Colson and introduction of new faculty and staff:
    Aug. 21, 8:30-10 a.m., McCaskey Lyceum
  • Presidential Forums (all at 11:30 a.m. in Whitehouse Business Center 214):
    Sept. 25
    Oct. 30
    Dec. 4
    Feb. 26
    April 2
  • The Faculty/Staff Picnic at Greenwood is Aug. 22. Please remember to RSVP at www.wartburg.edu/picnic/ by Aug. 15.
Juice summer schedule
The Juice will run every other week throughout the summer, and as needed for important news. The next regular edition of The Juice will be Aug. 20, and weekly editions will resume then. 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.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Sustainability Office has free supplies
As you plan for next year or write up your syllabi, don’t forget about the Sustainability Office’s Reused store. There are hundreds of binders, a lot of folders, and a smattering of other school supplies. Encourage your students to save their money and pick these up for free. We also have many desk organizers and other office supplies, so please check before ordering new. Due to an overabundance of binders and folders, employees are welcome to stop in to check these items off their children’s school supply list. During the summer, the Sustainability Office is open most Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fall days will most likely be Tuesday through Thursday. When in doubt, just stroll on over and get some steps in! Contact Anne Duncan with questions.
Ventullo to receive honorary degree
Dr. Roy Ventullo, professor emeritus, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Allen College at the college's summer commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. 
HealthPartners – Colon cancer screening
HealthPartners is committed to ensuring members are getting their recommended preventive care. Colorectal cancer screening is not always easy or convenient, but it is critical to early detection of colorectal cancer. The FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) Kit is a simple test, done at home and submitted to a lab for an assessment, that detects blood in the stool. This summer, HealthPartners will be sending FIT Kits to all members who are eligible and overdue for a colorectal screening and are not currently connected with a primary care provider. A letter will be sent to eligible members’ homes in July, with the FIT Kit and instructions arriving shortly thereafter. Members who do not return the kit will receive a reminder phone call and follow-up letter. There is no cost to the member to complete and submit the FIT Kit, and those who complete the test will receive a results letter in the mail with follow-up instructions. A team of HealthPartners nurses will be available by phone during business hours for any questions regarding the test or results. If you have other questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator at ext. 8278 or amy.wilson@wartburg.edu.
Friendship Families needed for international students
The International Student Services office is seeking friendship families for approximately 35 new international students arriving at the end of August. Friendship families do not house or act as advisers or financial sponsors to the students. They simply meet with their student(s) throughout the year to share meals, holidays, or participate in a variety of cultural activities. For more information, contact Wendy at ext. 8745 or wendy.mohlis@wartburg.edu. You may also click here to sign up online.
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals):
Matthew Tschetter, Assistant Football Coach –Defense, 7/8
Hannah Haage, Regional Admissions Counselor (CO), 7/9
Kristin Taphorn, Regional Assistant Director of Admissions (IL), 7/9
Adrija Ashrita, Associate Director for Recruitment Services, 7/9
Henrique Donati, Application Systems Analyst, 7/9
Tiffany Stouffer, Annual Giving Program Manager, 7/9
Sabrina Hull, Registrar Support Specialist, 7/12
 
FAREWELL (departures and retirements):
Lia Kampman, Associate Director Institutional Advancement (Stewardship and Special Gifts), 7/13
Susan Lenius, Office Coordinator for Counseling Services, 7/31 (retired)
Margaret Empie, Assistant Vice President for Dining and Retail Services, 7/31 (retired)
David Flammang, Facility Technician, 7/31
Chris Ortner, Assistant Wrestling Coach, 7/31
Allyson Mann, Area Coordinator, 7/31
Upcoming Events

Ashley McHose farewell reception
Aug. 8

Meet Director of Campus Safety candidates
Aug. 14

Fund the Fortress fall deadline
Aug. 20

State of the College Address
Aug. 21

Faculty Workshop
Aug. 21-23

Faculty/Staff Picnic
Aug. 22

Move-In Day for new students
Aug. 25

Fall Orientation for new students
Aug. 25-28

Opening Convocation
Aug. 28

Fall Term begins
Aug. 29

Presidential Forums
Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Dec. 4
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Samantha Larimer Bousquet, associate professor of biology, and Daniel Bonthius Jr. ’15, along with University of Iowa co-authors, published an article entitled “Regional patterns of alcohol-induced neuronal loss depend on genetics: Implications for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder” in the peer-reviewed journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. This work was part of a collaboration with the University of Iowa while Daniel was a student at Wartburg. 
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Rachelle Karstens ’92 was named the 11th president of Briar Cliff University, as reported by the Sioux City Journal.

Ruth Sundermeyer Courier ’78 is the honorary chair for the Aitkin, Minn., American Cancer Society Relay for Life, as reported by the Aitkin Age.

Chris Wood ’09 was named the head coach of the girls' track and field team at Cedar Falls High School, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
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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