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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 6

Vaccine clinic reminder, award nominations 🏅

April 6, 2021

First campus vaccine clinic is this Friday

The college has secured 300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine for members of the Wartburg community on Friday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The vaccines will be administered by HyVee in Levick Arena (enter the building on the campus side). Click here to secure your time slot. All individuals must wait in the arena at least 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine, so please plan accordingly.


This clinic is meant for the Wartburg faculty, staff, and students only. Please do not share this link with others. Faculty and staff will have first priority on all time slots. An email will be sent to all students at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, to begin filling in any remaining appointments. Please see Monday's email for details.


Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please send a photo or scan of your vaccination card to covidresponse@wartburg.edu so that it can be placed on file. Individuals who provide proof of full vaccination would not be required to quarantine if they were deemed exposed to COVID.


Leadership and Service Award nominations

Leadership and Service Award nomination forms are available and due by Monday, April 19. Click here to nominate someone you know for one or more of the following awards:

Nobility Award
Debbie Heida Award
Outstanding Organization
Outstanding International Senior
Dell Awards for Peace and Justice
Peacemaker Award
Outstanding Organization Service Award
Outstanding Organization Adviser Award

The awards ceremony will be Tuesday, May 11, in the Chapel, in conjunction with the National Society of Leadership & Success induction of new members. A live stream will be made available. Direct questions to lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu.


Late Knight Study Breakfast volunteers needed  

The Late Knight Study Breakfast for students in the Mensa will be held on Wednesday, April 21, starting at 10 p.m. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help serve this traditional meal. As with the Outfly breakfast, Dining Services will offer take-out meals for students who prefer that option while observing social distancing and safety protocols for all diners and volunteers. Please contact Shelly Geweke via email or x8303 by Wednesday, April 14, if you can help. Thanks for your assistance with this special Wartburg tradition.


ETK has big news this week

Get ready for a LARGE announcement from ETK later this week! Follow our Instagram account to get the latest updates.


Senior Exhibit 2021 begins Thursday

Wartburg College’s Senior Exhibit 2021 will showcase works from four senior students beginning Thursday, April 8, in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. No formal reception for this exhibit will be held, but guests are invited to explore the show during daily open hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Featured artists will be seniors:

Bergan Blommers, Manchester; art education and graphic design majors
Sam Madson, Omaha, Nebraska; graphic design major
Lydia Revier, Owatonna, Minnesota; graphic design and international relations majors
Emma Williams, Osage; graphic design and fine arts majors

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Bachman Fine Arts Center. All patrons must adhere to Wartburg’s COVID-19 mitigation policies by wearing a mask and maintaining a safe social distance while viewing artwork. Guests are also invited to join the gallery on Instagram (@waldemarschmidtgallery) for exclusive exhibition information and gallery content.


2021 Young Alumni Award recognition event April 8

Remember to join the 2021 Young Alumni Recognition event Thursday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. (CST) via Zoom. We will celebrate three young alumni who will receive Young Alumni Awards for living out the mission of Wartburg, along with Outstanding Seniors from the Class of 2021 who have been selected for recognition by each academic department.

We will celebrate three young alumni who live out the Wartburg College mission in their daily lives:

Jessi Preussner King '09
Emily Eimers Moser '12
Rev. Lydia Posselt '07

This virtual event will take place via Zoom to ensure the safety of all attendees and our campus community. Read more about the 2021 alumni honorees at this link.

Library newsletter: The Searching Squirrel, April edition

Learn how to go the Open Educational Resources (OER) Q&A on April 6 or 7, take our newest survey on inclusion in the library, and more! Click here for the newsletter.


March Presidential Forum recording available on InfoCenter

The Zoom recording of the March 23 Presidential Forum is now posted on InfoCenter under President’s Reports.


Weekday Chapel services

All are welcome at Weekday Chapel services from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester. Chapel services are streamed live with Knight Vision, so you can watch from anywhere.

This week's Chapel services:

Wednesday, April 7: Service led by Accelerated Ministry Program students

Friday, April 9: Culture Week Senior Chapel, Becky Amaro '21


Upcoming events

Open Educational Resources (OER) workshops
April 6, 7

Culture Week
April 6-10

Senior Exhibit 2021 begins in art gallery
April 8

2021 Young Alumni Award virtual recognition event
April 8

Campus vaccine clinic
April 9

WCDM Bake Sale
April 10

STAS meeting
April 14

Leadership and Service Award nominations due
April 19

Late Knight Study Breakfast
April 21

Final Exams/Activities
April 22-27

Tour Week
April 28-May 2

May Term begins
May 3

May 30


Mail Center update during break

Mail and packages received by the Waverly Post Office on Friday and Saturday over the break will be processed today. Questions, please contact mailroom@wartburg.edu.


Service Trips Rada Cutlery fundraiser

Are you interested in supporting students on their volunteer Service Trips? Beginning March 15, Wartburg College Service Trips is selling items from Rada Cutlery that will assist students in paying for their volunteer service. This fundraising sale will continue until Friday, April 16. Use this link to place your orders.


Library spaces: access and inclusivity survey

Has the library ever felt non-welcoming to you according to your ability or identity through experiences with any of its physical aspects? Take this brief survey by April 9 to let us know.


UKnight Day parking winner

Thank you, faculty and staff, for being a big part of a successful UKnight Day on March 25! We had well over 100 faculty and staff donors, who were entered into a raffle for VIP parking near their preferred building for one year. The winner is Dr. LeAnn Faidley, associate professor of engineering science. Congrats, LeAnn!


Check out the web site at uknightday.wartburg.edu to see leaderboards, the Tagboard, and all the different challenges that were unlocked during the day!


Open Educational Resources (OER) available at Wartburg

Barb Schultz, Instructional Designer, and Amandajean Freking Nolte, Information Literacy Librarian, will offer two sessions to discuss the opportunities Open Educational Resources (OER) can bring to your course. The sessions will include time for questions about the Iowa Private Academic Libraries (IPAL) OER Project funding opportunity. Sessions are virtual via Zoom on Tuesday, April 6, at 11:30 a.m. or Wednesday, April 7, at 4 p.m. Please submit this form to claim your place and tell us about the project(s) you are considering. We will send you a Zoom link after you submit your form. Questions should be directed to Amandajean or Barb.


WCDM bake sale April 10

Calling all bakers! Wartburg College Dance Marathon is hosting a bake sale April 10 from 9:30-11 a.m. and we need your help! Please consider donating a pie, a pan of bars, a cake, or other baked goods to help us raise money for sick and injured kids at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Please email Nicole Upmeyer if you are able to donate. We will have donation drop-off times Friday, April 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at E Lot near the Wartburg Student Center, and Saturday, April 10, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the FAC commons.


Updated staff handbook 2021

Human Resources along with PAC members reviewed the Staff Handbook and made slight revisions to several sections. Cabinet reviewed those changes, and the updated handbook is now posted on the Infocenter.

Sections updated are:

Addition of the Wartburg Vision Statement
Breaks/Meals section
Work from Home section
Inclement Weather
Addition of Training section
Unpaid leave
Tuition sections
Updates to sections from Security


Update on budget reports and other accounts

Thank you everyone for your continued patience as the Business Office continues to play catch-up. Here are a few updates:

Department budgets and student wage budgets for 2020-21 have been loaded into the system and should be accessible via viewing your on-line budget reports.
We are continuing to work on getting caught up with the posting of 2020-21 transactions (revenues and expenses); we believe these transactions will be recorded through Dec. 31, 2020, by mid-April.
As previously communicated, additional information will be shared soon about gathering information for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget.


IS101, Fall 2021 Knight Reading book available

The Knight Reading (common read) for Fall 2021 is “Tell Me Who You Are” by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi. All first-year students will read and engage with the text during IS 101. If you would like a copy of the book, please send your request as well as your account number to charge to IS 101 co-coordinator Lindsey Leonard.


2021 student summer research fellowships available

Application Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting Monday, April 19, until depletion of funds.

Eligibility: One or more returning students from any department. Applications require authorship by the proposing student and an e-letter of support by the sponsoring faculty member. Fellowship award may include any combination of student stipend, funding for research supplies or equipment, or travel costs for research. Award limit is $3,500 per student. Research conducted in credit courses is not eligible. Contact Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek, director of undergraduate research, with any questions. Program information and the application page can be found online at this link.



Dr. Caryn Riswold, professor of religion and the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, was one of the closing plenary speakers for the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education's 2021 Virtual UnConference on March 20. She presented with Rev. Kara Baylor, campus pastor at Carthage College, on "Multiple Identities and Multiple Callings: Intersectionality and Vocation(s)."


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