Wartburg News

03/20/2017

The Juice (Students) - March 20


 
March 20, 2017
Celebrate Culture Week

Nearly 60 countries will be represented during Wartburg College’s annual Culture Week, March 19-24. The theme for the week is #WeAreWartburg. Join Wartburg's International Club for the following events:

  • International Cooking Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 20: New this year, students will be invited to the faculty-in-residence apartment in Clinton Hall to learn how to prepare international dishes with Ashley McHose, information literacy and user experience librarian at Vogel Library. Samples of the dishes also will be available.
  • Faculty panel on “The Importance of Effective Intercultural Understanding,” 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23: Join us in Whitehouse Business Center Room 214, for the panel, which is open to the public. Bret Billet, professor of political science and co-coordinator of international relations; Joyce Boss, professor of English and co-director of multicultural and diversity studies; and Shaheen Munir, professor of psychology, will represent their research areas within the context of intercultural understanding to underline some factors that might obstruct finding common ground and explore strategies on how to overcome them.
  • Culture Show, 8 p.m. Friday, March 24: The week ends with the Culture Show, an engaging collection of performances representing countries from around the world in Neumann Auditorium. A $5 donation is suggested. 
 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Faculty congratulations
The Board of Regents recently granted tenure and emeritus status to several professors. Please join us in congratulating:
  • Dr. Rachel Clark, English and modern languages, who was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor;
  • Dr. Kelly Faga, education, who was awarded tenure;
  • Dr. Roy Ventullo, biology, who was approved for emeritus status;
  • Dr. Brian Jones, religion, who was approved for emeritus status; and
  • The Rev. Dr. Judith Jones, religion, who was approved for emeritus status.
Special topics social work courses
The Social Work Department is excited to offer the following special topics courses during the 2017-18 academic year:
  • Fall 2017 – SW 250: Mental Health (with adjunct Kate Haberman, a clinical mental health social worker who practices in Waverly), Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Winter 2018 – SW 250: Veterans and Military Families, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35-11:15 a.m. (participation with Retrieving Freedom service dogs is part of the class).
  • May 2018 – SW 204: American Sign Language, Monday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Direct questions to Dr. Tammy Faux.

Senior chapel sign-up for 2017-18
Juniors, consider sharing yourself with the Wartburg community through a senior chapel. The sign-up sheet is located in the Chapel narthex, or email kathy.liddle@wartburg.edu.
Spread the Word to End the Word
Help Best Buddies to "Spread the Word to End the Word." Join us in an ongoing campaign to stop the use of the R-word and pledge #Respect for everyone.
  • Monday, March 20: Watch Born This Way, 7-9 p.m., in WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
    Born This Way is a show that follows a group of seven young adults born with Down syndrome as they pursue their passions and lifelong dreams, explore friendships, romantic relationships, and work, all while defying society’s expectations. Episodes will be followed by some dialogue.
  • Tuesday, March 21: Disability Awareness Night, 7-9 p.m., in McCoy West
    There will be stations set up for people to experience what it is like to live with various disabilities.
  • Wednesday, March 22: Pledge Party, 7-9 p.m., in Cardinal Commons and Grossman 131
    Enjoy karaoke, root beer floats, and various get-to-know-you activities. We also will make posters to set up around the community to raise awareness beyond campus.
The library of YOU 
Visit the library during Culture Week, March 19-24, and draw anything that represents your culture and/or identity on our giant canvas! Students, faculty, staff — anyone who is part of the Wartburg family. Direct questions to jill.westen@wartburg.edu.
Change to World War I film discussion series 
The World War I film series has a minor change with the March 21 film Sergeant York, which has been moved to Tuesday, April 4. Students, faculty, and staff are reminded of the showing of Warhorse on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m., in Patriots Hall, 1300 Fourth St. NW, Waverly. The film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Wartburg College humanities and social work faculty members are partnering with the new Waverly-area veterans post. All area veterans and their families also are invited to view the films and discuss their reactions. Access to these films is made possible by funding from the Harry & Polly Slife Professor in Humanities, historian Dr. Terrence Lindell, and the Slife Institute for Social Work.
Kammerstreicher spring concert
The Wartburg Kammerstreicher (“chamber strings”) will present its spring concert, A Time to Dance, on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the Wartburg Chapel. The program will feature dance-inspired music from around the world by Brahms, Dvorak, Piazzolla, and others. Admission is free.
Game Knights
Invite a friend to join you for Game Knights on Thursday, March 23, from 7 to 10 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Whether you like social, strategy, competitive, cooperative, or card games, we’d love to play with you! No prior game experience necessary. Hosted by The Wartburg Store.
2017-18 housing sign-up
Here are the remaining sign-up nights for 2017-18 housing: 
  • 6- and 8-person suites (Grossmann, Lohe): Monday, March 20, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium
  • 4-person suites (Grossmann, Lohe, Manors, Complex, Founders): Tuesday, March 21, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium
  • Doubles and triples (Manors, Founders, Complex, Clinton, Lohe, Grossmann): Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m., Neumann Auditorium

Direct questions to cassandra.hales@wartburg.edu.
Please click here for specific sign-up nights as well as floor plans for the different buildings. 

Green tip of the week
Skip the bottled water! Try these tips instead:
  • Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates large amounts of container waste.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic, with you when traveling or at work.
  • When you do purchase bottled water, be sure to recycle the bottles when you are done.
Phil and Lit Society
Barbara Fedeler, professor of art and recipient of the Dr. Peggy and Kendall Pruisner Scholarly and Creative Activity Award, will present her research, Landscapes of Northeast Iowa: Adjusting for the Lens of Time, during the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society meeting Friday, March 24, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. All are welcome.
Posekany literacy awards
Education Department and Education Unit faculty and students accepted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), as well as Reading Endorsement students not admitted to the TEP, are eligible for special funding to attend the Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference June 27-28 in Ames. Early-bird registration fees range from $30-$190, and registration is open through Friday, March 31. Wartburg registrants may request reimbursement from the Institutional Advancement Office in Luther Hall (contact Suzie Kramer, 352-8495, for information). These literacy awards are available through the generosity of Leonard and Carol Posekany, parents of Education Department emeritae faculty Dr. Susan Sherwood and Dr. Peggy Pruisner. Click here for more information on the Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
IMpower seeks volunteers
IMpower is an empowerment movement designed to help elementary-aged girls keep their self-esteem and dignity while transitioning through childhood. IMpower is looking for more female volunteers for the last session of the year, which starts Monday, March 20, for the Waverly group and Monday, March 13, for the Charles City group. Volunteers will go into elementary schools and teach provided curriculum to a group of girls for one hour. If you are interested, email Jenna Haglund
RICE Day schedule
The RICE Day schedule is posted at www.wartburg.edu/rice. A PDF of the final program will be posted in April.
Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award Reception
All are invited to attend the Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award Reception, honoring 2016-17 recipients Bernard Holland and Ramona Bouzard for their hard work and dedication to Wartburg College. This will be a come-and-go event Tuesday, March 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Castle Room. There will be snacks and refreshments provided. Direct questions to senate@wartburg.edu.
BSU T-shirts
Black Student Union will be selling T-shirts for $5 (cash only). If you would like to purchase a shirt, email BSU@wartburg.edu.
Join Dance Marathon’s executive team
Dance Marathon is looking for individuals for the 2017-18 executive team. Applications can be found here and are due Friday, March 31. Additionally, interested applicants are encouraged to attend an executive team meeting, held every Thursday at 7 p.m. in WBC 101. Direct questions to wcdm@wartburg.edu.
Student teachers meeting
There will be a meeting for all 2017-18 elementary and secondary student teachers on Thursday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m., in Old Main 200. The meeting will last approximately 45 minutes and you will be given your placements and cooperating teachers. Music student teachers will have a separate meeting with music faculty.
Mail Center now accepts All Campus Spending
The Mail Center now accepts All Campus Spending in payment for stamps, envelopes, packaging, and metered postage. ACS funds can be added to your account in the Business Office, Dining/ID Office, or online through your personal GET account. Cash and checks also still are accepted payment methods for mail services. For information about ACS, click here
Funding opportunity for 2018 May Term in Germany
Earn a financial award for GER260/261 in May 2018!
  • Covers from one-fourth up to max of one-half of trip cost (depending on price and number of awards)
  • Eligibility: First-/second-year status (May 2020 or 2021 graduation date)
  • If you receive grant, must take and pass appropriate German course in year following May Term immersion (AY 2018-19); as proof, must register in AY 2017-18 for German course in following year (18-19).

Contact Dr. Daniel Walther with questions.

Research participants needed
Student participants are needed for the following research projects:
  • Participate in student-led research regarding the process of reintegrative shaming in response to sexual assault on college campuses. No previous knowledge about the subject is required. Participants will take part in a panel discussion or an interview. To sign up, click here or email kaila.beavers@wartburg.edu.
  • Participate in a research study on running with and without music. To be eligible, you must run recreationally while listening to music at least once a week for at least 15 minutes and be comfortable running on a treadmill. Participants also must be able to provide their own music player and headphones. To sign up, email samantha.hallgren@wartburg.edu
Wednesdays in Lent
Wednesdays in Lent (March 8 through April 12), college administrative offices, as well as the Den and Konditorei, will close during chapel time, 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. (The W, Zesty Orange, Security Office, Information Desk, and Mensa will remain open.) This provides time for faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Lenten chapels or take a break from meetings, lessons, and daily work. Please note that food ordered through GET will be available as soon as the stores open, including board plan meal transfers.
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

Culture Week
March 19-24

Spread the Word to End the Word events
March 20-22

Game Knights
March 23

Kammerstreicher concert
March 24

Dance Marathon
March 25

WWI film series 
March 28, April 4

Student teachers meeting
April 6

Castle Singers concert 
April 8

RICE Day 
April 11

Tour Week 
April 23-30

Commencement 
May 28

Online parking
registration deadline

June 27

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
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 audiences. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, communication specialist for Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

 
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Weekday Chapel services this week
Weekday Chapel services are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-10:35 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. The service is an opportunity to gather with students, faculty, and staff to reflect on God and faith. Upcoming speakers:
  • Monday, March 20 – Christine DeVries, associate professor of chemistry
  • Wednesday, March 22, Lenten Chapel – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Friday, March 24 – Anna Askegaard ’17, music by the Fort Dodge High School Choir
Lent 2017: Wholeheartedness
During our Wednesday Lenten chapel time, the worshipping community will focus on wholeheartedness and what it might look like for us to live in God’s promise of wholeness in Christ Jesus. Join us at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, in Wartburg Chapel as we focus on the topic “gratitude.” College administrative offices will be closed during chapel time, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Wednesdays during Lent to allow staff and faculty the opportunity to attend chapel. The W, Security Office, and Information Desk will remain open.
Prayer requests
We invite you to write a prayer request to be included during our Wednesday Lenten chapels. The prayer request stations are located on the baptismal font in the narthex and on the hymnal cart on the balcony level.
Sunday worship 
Pastor Ramona Bouzard will give the message Sunday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel. Join us!
Join Life Group
Grace Byram and Megan Rott will sponsor a Life Group at 8 p.m. every Wednesday in the Clinton Hall movie theater. Sign up at basicatlang.org. Everyone is welcome.
Sanctuary on Wednesday
Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. Sanctuary takes place at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 8:45 for snacks and conversation. 
 
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.
Gone for May Term?
If you will be off-campus during May Term, please consider making arrangements early to ensure you receive your May 15 wages (payment for April work hours). Students are encouraged to either sign up for Direct Deposit to their bank account OR for the Payroll Deduction Agreement to their tuition account. The respective forms are available here or in the Business Office, Luther Hall 212. 
VAC positions
The Volunteer Action Center is hiring for an office coordinator (whole year) and a community organization liaison (Fall Term with possibility of Winter Term as well). Applications are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Interviews will be the following week. For an application, click here. Direct questions to vac@wartburg.edu.
See openings on Knightlink
Student employment positions are available on Knightlink. 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 the program. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The results of the men's and women's indoor track and field teams at the NCAA DIII nationals was reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team won its 13th national title, an NCAA record, and Eric DeVos '18 was crowned as national champion as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and Des Moines Register.

The men's basketball team's run in the NCAA Tournament ended with an 80-69 loss to Augustana in the Sweet Sixteen, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Wrestler Kyle Fank ’18 talked about making his national tournament debut with the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Wrestler Andrew Steiert ’17 talks injuries and farming with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team is considered a favorite for the team title heading into the Division III National Championships, as reported by USA Wrestling

Christopher Smith ’06 is the conductor of the Rock Valley Chapter of the Badger Chordhawks Chorus, a community-based in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, according to the GazetteXtra
 
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