Wartburg News

04/24/2017

The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 24


 
April 24, 2017
Pay rate increases for Dining Service and Operations & Maintenance student employees

Effective with June 2017 work hours, Dining Service and Operations & Maintenance college student employees will receive pay rate increases. The pay rate for student assistants will be $8.25/hour (current base pay of $7.50), and the pay rate for student managers will be $9.00/hour (current base pay of $8.30). This will replace the current pay grid in which students receive pay increases for every 200 hours worked in these departments. Anyone presently receiving more than the new pay rate due to the increase for each 200 hours worked will be grandfathered in at their present pay. Office positions in these departments will remain exempt from receiving the pay increases.

The pay increases are intended to help recruit and retain student employees in both departments and, therefore, aid in maintaining quality customer service and daily operations. For more information, please contact Margaret Empie, assistant vice president of dining and retail services, or Keith Strand, director of general maintenance and cleaning. 

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Tuesday's Staff Retreat
Reminder: College staff are invited to the annual Staff Retreat on Tuesday, April 25, at the Heritage Methodist Church just west of Waverly on Highway 3. This year’s retreat schedule is as follows:
  • Lunch and social time at 11:30 a.m.
  • Game and community time
  • Mindfulness presentation by Dr. Cynthia Bane, professor of psychology, at 1:45 p.m.
  • Prize drawings (must be present to win) at about 3 p.m.; the retreat is expected to conclude about 3:15 p.m.

If you have questions regarding your attendance or the retreat format, please visit with your supervisor, Human Resources staff, or members of the Personnel Advisory Committee.

Take the library survey
Do you want a 24/7 library? Longer library hours? Then make your voice heard! Fill out this Library Student Advisory Board survey regarding library hours. As Library Student Advisory Board members, we strive to make the library better for YOU! Your responses to this survey will help us make recommendations for future changes to library hours and accessibility, so tell us what matters to you.
May Term Senate election results
Congratulations to the following students, who have been elected to May Term Senate:

Breyanna Primous
Ian Coon
Kierstin Keller
Alejandro Salazar
Shahzeb Jadoon
Haley Cannon
Megan Andurs
Nathan Trabue

Thank you all who voted!
Alliance executive team
Alliance announces its executive team for next year:
President: Shaunquez Ketton
Vice president: Esmie Alarcon
Secretary: Alviann Jordan
Communications: Liz Snyder
Treasurer: Nicole Johnson
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Dining hours for Tour Week, May Term
Click the links to see the dining hours for Mensa, the Den, Konditorei, and Zesty Orange during Tour Week and May Term
Presidential Forum notes
Notes from the April 6 Presidential Forum are posted on InfoCenter under President’s Reports. This is the final forum of the 2016-17 academic year.
Staff performance appraisals
The staff performance appraisal process is now in session. The process runs from April to June, with all performance appraisals due to Human Resources by June 30. Employees and supervisors will be evaluated for the time frame of June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017, meeting the criteria of working at least 1,000 hours annually and being employed by the college as of Dec. 31, 2016. All forms, instructions, and documents used for this process are located on the InfoCenter. Cabinet will receive a report in July with appraisals completed in their respective areas. Direct questions to HR.
Dance Team adviser needed
Interested in being the adviser for the Wartburg Dance Team? Contact Erin McDermott.
Properties for rent 
The college has properties available for rent. All these properties are well-maintained and very close to campus. If you are interested in renting one of these properties, please contact Laura Davis, 352-8318, to obtain additional information.
See past announcements
Visit the InfoCenter to see previous editions of The Juice for details on the following:
  • New shuttle program for student travel
  • Websites to bookmark
  • New way to make maintenance requests
  • KnightVision streaming schedule
Upcoming Events

Tour Week 
April 23-30

Staff retreat 
April 25

Milestones breakfast
May 26

Commencement 
May 28

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.

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM
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SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
May Term worship
Sanctuary is a holy space in the midst of your busy life where you can recharge and renew. Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, music, prayers, and communion. This will be the only worship opportunity on campus during May Term and will take place on Sunday evenings (May 7, 14, and 21) at 8 p.m. in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 7:45 for snacks and conversation; Sanctuary begins at 8 and ends at 9.
CONGRATULATIONS
 
New baby
Congratulations to Joy Skinner, administrative assistant to the president, on the birth of Phoenix Matthew on April 12. He weighed in at 10 lb. 3.7 oz. and measured 22.5 inches long. Paula Michel will be filling in for Joy in the President’s Office through June. Please continue to use Joy’s e-mail address for work-related communication.
 
EDUCATION/JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
Apply now for new student employment opportunities
Both 2017 summer and 2017-18 academic year position openings are now being posted to Knightlink. Like and follow us on Facebook at Wartburg College Student Employment to easily see what new job openings are being posted as they become available. Questions regarding these positions or Knightlink can be directed to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at 352-8350.
Urban Studies internships
The Urban Studies Program in Des Moines is taking applications now for internships that are a part of this program. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Bill Withers, professor of journalism and communication, keynoted the closing session of this year’s Leadership Iowa University (LIU) certificate program March 31 in Cedar Falls. LIU is hosted by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI), and Withers was one of the original architects of LIU’s statewide curriculum. Withers will also represent Wartburg’s new Speaker + Workshop program as one of ABI’s three keynotes at their annual Taking Care of Business Conference in Dubuque, June 6-8. Withers also represented Wartburg in assisting North Iowa Area Community College’s Business Partnership program April 12 and led another workshop April 20 for the Iowa chapter of ALDE, a lead-resource for Lutheran and Christian fundraisers and communication professionals.

 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Lydia Posselt ’07 was selected as part of an international preaching contest to deliver the sermon at the closing worship of the Lutheran World Federation Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia, as reported by Lutheran World.

Katie Leners Johnston ’07 was named principal of North Cedar Elementary, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Lucy Joseph ’07 started the City Sparkles cheerleading squad, a mix of general education students and students with disabilities, at Iowa City High School, as reported by CBS2.

Josh Hauser ’06 honored his mother, who was murdered in 1994, by creating and donating "Becky Baskets" to Horizon's Homicide Survivors program, as reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Cedar Rapids Gazette, and Des Moines Register.

Eric Keller was named the d3wrestle.com National Coach of the Year, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Ben Bogard '16 talked about his experience working as a video fellow at Buzzfeed and showing his film, The Art of Hope, at the Sundance Film Festival with the Post-Bulletin.
 
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