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Wartburg News
05/08/2017

The Juice (Faculty & Staff) - May 8


 
May 8, 2017
Staff changes in Business, HR & Payroll offices

The realignment in the Business and Human Resources & Payroll offices, driven by the revenue-enhancement and expense-saving process, is complete. Today, Erica Sadler starts as the new HR and payroll assistant. In addition, Todd Parsons, former senior management analyst, has been named asset and internal control manager, a new position that was announced in January. Carolyn Hughes, former data management analyst, has filled Parsons' former role, and Zach Wells ’17 was hired to fill Hughes’ former role. He begins June 12. The full Business Office directory is available online.

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Office and school supply sale
The Wartburg Store is making room for new supplies and passing the savings on to you! We’re offering 50 percent off a variety of supplies during our in-store sale Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10. This is a great opportunity to stock up for next term.
Retirement reception for Denny Haugen
A retirement reception for Denny Haugen, senior major gifts officer, will celebrate his 14 years of service to the college on Thursday, May 25, 3-4:30 p.m., in the rotunda on the third floor of Vogel Library. 
Konditorei closed Tuesday 
The Konditorei will be closed Tuesday, May 9, to repair the heating and air conditioning system. Meal transfers through GET will not be available during this time for the Konditorei. You will still be able to order meal transfers through the Den. Thank you for your understanding.
Properties for rent 
Click here to see the new intranet site with information on current properties the college has available for rent. All these properties are well-maintained and very close to campus. This site will be updated as properties are rented as well as when other properties become available. If you are interested in renting one of these properties, please contact Laura Davis, 352-8318, to arrange a walk-through. The rental application can be found on the intranet site as well.
LSAT prep class
Wartburg College is sponsoring a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) prep class Sunday, May 14, from 2 to 6 p.m., in Luther Hall 201. The class, which is open to everyone, will be taught by an experienced LSAT prep instructor. Participants will gain valuable information and test strategies as they prepare for the exam. The cost of the class is $50. For more information or to register, contact Karen Thalacker at 319-352-6163.
For faculty and staff users of KnightTime
Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve the KnightTime system and related access. As was shared in the April 1 HR Newsletter, if you have any issues logging onto the system, please contact ITS Techline immediately (see contact information and hours of operation below). Over 90 percent of any log-on issues can be resolved within 10 minutes, if you are at your computer.

Many of the issues people have been experiencing are caused by the use of Java. We will be updating the KnightTime system over the summer, and this updated version does not use Java. The updated version also has some enhancements, which we will share later this summer.

As a reminder, we strongly recommend that individuals who have direct reports review their employees’ timecards on a weekly basis. (NOTE: Approval is done monthly but the reviewing of timecards should happen weekly.) We will be tracking for student employment when the monthly timecards are not being completed, reviewed and corrected on a timely basis, and this information will be shared with the Cabinet. Similar tracking will start this summer with the staff timecards.

ITS Techline contact info and hours:
Phone: 352-8SOS (8767)
E-mail: techline@wartburg.edu
Hours:
 Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.;
 Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
 Saturday: closed; 
Sunday: 4-8 p.m.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Lunch & Play at The Wartburg Store
Feeling bored on your lunch break? Drop by The Wartburg Store to learn our most popular two-player board games! We’ll host our Lunch & Play every Tuesday and Thursday during May Term, noon-1 p.m.
Game Knights 
Invite a friend to Game Knights during May Term. We will play EVERY Thursday, 7-10 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Classic games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion are regularly played as well as new favorites like Codenames, Libertalia, Dead of Winter, and more. Hosted by The Wartburg Store.
Film crew on campus
A Los Angeles-based independent film crew will be on campus through mid-May to produce a faith-based film inspired by the story of Mike Jensen ’96, former lecturer in music and voice instructor at Wartburg, who is battling brain cancer. The project is led by alumnus Brian Ide ’96 and will involve many students. Please be aware the college is supporting this endeavor, and we encourage the campus to be as hospitable as possible. Thank you for your patience with this project.
Posekany Literacy Award winner announced
Gabrielle Calease Fox, a fourth-year English major from Waverly, has received the Leonard and Carol Posekany Literacy Award. The award provides funding for Calease Fox to attend the Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference in Ames, June 27-28. These literacy awards are available through the generosity of Leonard and Carol Posekany, parents of Department of Education emeritae faculty Dr. Susan Sherwood and Dr. Peggy Pruisner.
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

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
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.

 
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.
 
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Outdoor Track and Field
May 11-13, IIAC Championships, Storm Lake

Baseball
May 11-13, IIAC Championships, Cedar Rapids

CONDOLENCES
 
The Wartburg community offers condolences to Dalissa Larson, office coordinator in Journalism & Communication, whose mother, Edna Janssen, passed away on Thursday in Cedar Falls. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ackley. Click here to see the obituary.
 
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
 
The Rev. Bonita Bock, director of the Wartburg West, was awarded a certificate of membership in the CHARG Honorary Council on April 26, along with the Rev. Nelson Bock, retired co-director of Wartburg West. They were recognized by CHARG for their commitment to its mission of supporting mental wellness. Many Wartburg students have interned at CHARG and value its unique program, which addresses chronic and persistent mental illnesses.

Byron Mather, IT infrastructure analyst, has been honored with the Grout Museum District’s Sullivan Brothers Outstanding Military Family Award for exemplary community service. Click here to read more about the honor.

Jay Boeding, major gift officer; Denny Haugen, senior major gift officer; and Don Meyer, senior gift planner, presented at the “Teaching Generosity Through Excellence in Fundraising” workshop sponsored by the Northeast Iowa Synod and the Iowa Chapter of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives on April 27 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Waverly. Based on the response of the 25 pastors in attendance, this event could become a model for other synods as best practices, expertise, personal stories and examples were shared to bring the theme to life.

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
 
Ashlyn Bagge ’18 talks about her journey toward competitive racing in college with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Duane Schroeder ’58, the college's sports information director from 1958 until his retirement in 2000, was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame, as reported by CoSIDA.com

The
baseball team swept its double-header against Buena Vista University and continues to share the top spot in the Iowa Conference, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The
softball team split a double-header with Coe, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

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.
 
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