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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 26

Dining hours during break, Jenzabar outage
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April 26, 2021

Dining hours during Tour Week

Please click here to see the Dining Services hours during Tour Week break. Mensa will be closed Wednesday through Saturday, and will re-open for the Sunday evening meal. Check the link to see when the Den, Konditorei and Zesty Orange will be open during the break to purchase food items.

 

Jenzabar Outage on Friday

The Jenzabar system, including My Wartburg, will be migrated to the cloud on Friday, April 30. The system will be shut down at 6 a.m. and should be available by noon. All content saved to the system at 6 a.m. will be migrated to the cloud system.

All faculty and staff who expect to work in My Wartburg or Jenzabar over the weekend are highly encouraged to log in to the system Friday afternoon between 1 and 4 p.m. to validate the functionality is available as expected. Techline staff will be available at 319-352-8767 until 4 p.m Friday. Minimal staffing will be available over the weekend to monitor the system so please email techline@wartburg.edu with any issues you encounter. If it is an urgent request that would impact May Term work on Monday, please put ‘MY WARTBURG URGENT’ in the subject line of the email for fastest response.

 

Faculty and staff, you can pre-order Den items to take home for an easy meal! Simply go to the GET site, click on Den, choose the pick-up time you want, and the Dining staff in the Den will have your order ready to go when you want it. Burgers, calzones, appetizers, sandwiches and more are available for carry-out.

 

Campus food pantry hours over break

The St. Elizabeth Bread Basket, the on-campus food pantry, is available to all current students in the Student Life office and will be open Wednesday, April 28, through Friday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 1, by visiting Campus Security. Frozen meats, fresh produce, and nonperishable food items will be offered free of charge to any student.

 

Engineering seniors final presentations Tuesday

You are invited to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, dedication and success of the Wartburg engineering seniors as they present their Senior Design Final Presentations on Tuesday, April 27, 9-10:30 a.m. at this link on Zoom:

9-9:20 a.m.: Puppy Confidence Training Device for RFI, Rough Giraffes — Jessica Faber, Luke Grzech, Noah Melz
9:20-9:40 a.m.: Reuse Store Shelving for Wartburg Sustainability, Hug Sacia — Jace Moore, Marcus Ortiz, Jacob Ross, Adam Sacia
9:40-10 a.m.: PLA Recycler for Wartburg Innovation Studio — Aaron Mensing
10-10:20 a.m.: Barrier Design for the Paula Survilla Living Classroom, Error 404 — Camille Colen, Gabe Giwa, Juana Perez Mandujano, Caleb Poissan

Questions may be directed to Dr. LeAnn Faidley.

 

Extended library hours during Finals

Vogel Library has extended its hours during Finals:

Monday, April, 26: 7:30 a.m. to midnight
Tuesday, April 27: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

During May Term, the library will be open during its regular hours, which can be viewed at this link.

 

Earth Day shirts from Sustainability

In honor of Earth Day today, Wartburg Sustainability is selling "Don't Be Trashy" eco-smart t-shirts for $10 each. Please click here to place your shirt order; deadline is Tuesday, April 27. Follow Sustainability on Instagram and check out our results from this year's Campus Race to Zero Waste competition.

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
Tuesday Bible Study during May Term

Come to Bible Study every Tuesday during May in the Chapel Commons at 4 p.m. We’ll dive into the Word and do fun activities every week! All are welcome.

There are no Weekday Chapel services during May Term.
Pastor Brian Beckstrom and Pastoral Intern Rebecca Baird are available to the campus community on the third floor of the Chapel.

 

Sanctuary at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays

During May Term, Sanctuary will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. All are welcome! Worship begins in the Chapel sanctuary at 8, come early at 7:45 for snacks. On May 5, Sanctuary will be a “Holden Evening Prayer Service” in the Chapel.

 

Upcoming events

Final Exams/Activities
April 22-27

Free Essentrics fitness classes
April 26 & May 3, 10, 17

Engineering seniors final presentations
April 27

Tour Week
April 28-May 2

Business, Financial Aid and Human Resources offices closed
April 30

May Term begins
May 3

ETK Large Event: Eli Young Band
May 6

Student tuition account charges due
May 7

Alliance Drag Show
May 15

Commencement
May 30

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Student tuition account charges due May 7

As the academic/fiscal year winds down, the Business Office would like to make sure all student tuition accounts are up to date. We are reminding all departments that any charges that need to be reflected on a Student Tuition Account must be received by the Business Office no later than Friday, May 7. It is important to get any outstanding charges reflected as soon as possible, especially for graduates, as diplomas and transcripts will not be released until the student account is paid in full. We do realize there are some charges that will come in after the above due date, due to the nature of the charge, such as parking fees/fines, bookstore rentals, and dorm checkout charges. Please click here to access the form to submit charges. If you have any questions, please contact the Business Office at 352-8411.

 

Business, Financial Aid, HR offices closed April 30

On Friday, April 30, there is a planned system outage for Jenzabar. As a result, the Business, Financial Aid and Human Resources offices will be closed to take advantage of the opportunity to hold staff meetings and trainings. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, May 3. Please plan accordingly to meet your business needs.

 

Accounts payable deadline change

Due to the Jenzabar migration on April 30, invoices, payment vouchers, and request for payments need to be in received in Accounts Payable by noon Tuesday, April 27. Payments will be completed on Thursday, April 29. If questions, please contact Jodi at accountspayable@wartburg.edu.

Vaccines and face masks

A reminder for all on campus: Those who are fully vaccinated must still mask up, per our campus policy. The only change for fully vaccinated individuals is that they are exempt from contact tracing. If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please email a picture of your vaccine card to covidresponse@wartburg.edu.

 

COVID-19 leave extended

In March 2020, the college provided 80 hours, or 10 days, of additional paid time off to eligible full-time staff (pro-rated for eligible staff less than a 1.0 full-time equivalent) to be used for any COVID-19 related absences, including:

Recovery from COVID-19
Caring for another person with COVID-19
Self-isolation for others’ protection
Concerns about being exposed to COVID-19
Caring for children when child care or school plans are disrupted because of COVID-19
Resting following a COVID-19 vaccine

This time was set to expire on May 31, 2021. Following a recommendation from the Personnel Advisory Committee, the President's Cabinet has agreed to extend that leave through May 31, 2022. Additional time will not be provided for those who have already used their hours. As a reminder, this time is being tracked in a separate "bucket" on the Kronos time system and will not be paid out if an employee leaves employment of the College prior to May 31, 2022.

If an employee has used all of their COVID-19 time off, has additional time-off needs associated with COVID-19, and is not able to work from home during that time, they will need to use their PTO bank to cover any additional absences.

 

Living Classroom project to honor Paula

Dr. Penni Pier and Dr. Mike Bechtel have launched a Fund the Fortress campaign to honor Dr. Paula Survilla. As we approach the one-year anniversary of Paula’s passing, the college plans to create the Paula Survilla Living Classroom. In order to complete this project, we need your help to reach our goal of $13,000. Your gift will support an outdoor classroom in the McElroy Center courtyard where faculty, students, and staff will connect with nature while engaging in meaningful learning opportunities. Learn more about the project and make a gift of any size at this link. Drs. Pier and Bechtel are doing a 1:1 match, up to $500, for any new donor to the college.

The Drag Show is back!

Alliance is hosting its Annual Drag Show on Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. There are two ways you can participate:

1. You can be in the show! If you do not want to do a solo performance, get one or more of your friends together for a performance. If interested in performing, please complete and submit this form.

2. Support Alliance and our performers by attending the show! Appropriate federal, state and college guidelines will be followed (e.g., wearing masks and social distancing). To reserve your tickets, please complete and submit this form.

 

May Term Senate election results

The election results are in, and following individuals will serve as May Term Senators:

Katelyn Berglund
Nicholas Bockenstedt
Grace Coffman
Natalie Flugrad
Grace Greving
Sabrina Moody
Anna Ohman
Ryleigh Parrack

Thank you to everyone who participated in voting! Please reach out to Olivia Hobson with any questions.

 

Become a volunteer DJ at KWAR

This May Term, play your music and have a show on the radio! This is a nice opportunity if you always wanted to be part of KWAR but didn't want to commit to it during a long term. Students, staff and faculty can become a DJ, and training will be provided! Share your voice, share your music! Contact madison.freeland@wartburg.edu for more information.

 

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

Dr. Kunihiko (Kuni) Terasawa, associate professor of religion, presented his paper titled “A Japanese Social Christian Leader, Toyohiko Kagawa in the Transnational Context of Asia and the Pacific Rim” in the section of Promises of Asian Christianity at the ASIANetwork Annual Conference on April 17.

 

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