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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - May 24

May Term music concerts 🎵, more

May 24, 2021

May Term music concerts this week

Bring a blanket and your friends and enjoy these outdoor music concerts featuring student conductors. All are welcome:

May Term Orchestra Concert on Tuesday, May 25, at 4 p.m. outside of the Chapel (potential rain date of Wednesday, May 26).
May Term Band Concert on Saturday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. outside on the South Campus Mall (rain site: Neumann Auditorium).


Juice publishing schedule

This is the final regular Juice email of the academic term. Juice emails will be sent as needed for important information during the summer months. Please email juice@wartburg.edu if you have an item for the campus community. The Juice will begin regular editions again Aug. 23. Fall Term classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 1. Enjoy a wonderful summer!


New name for Chalk & Wire

Chalk & Wire, our assessment management and student portfolio system, has recently been rebranded as Anthology Portfolio. The only change to the system is the name.

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 Wednesday

During May Term, Sanctuary will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night. 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.


Milestones celebration May 28

Mark your calendar and plan to celebrate the many MILESTONES you and your colleagues have achieved at Wartburg College during this historic academic year. The celebration will be held on central campus in front of Old Main with a brief program at noon.

Mask requirement lifted

On Saturday, May 15, President Darrel Colson announced that the mask requirement on campus would be lifted; however, everyone should still carry a mask with them as some individuals on campus may still require them in their classes or in their office. In addition, all unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask and distancing from others. Read the full announcement here.


Shining Armor awards

Every year the Ambassadors nominate faculty and staff who were outstanding for the year for the Shining Armor Award to celebrate their accomplishments. Thank you to all Wartburg faculty and staff for their continued hard work and dedication to students during a year that was very unconventional. Wartburg faculty and staff are out of this world and prove every day that Wartburg is Worth It. Click here to view the full list of recipients.


Summer specialty classes at The W

The W is offering two summer specialty classes: Summer SWAT and Athlete Within.


SWAT is an outdoor class designed to make you sweat. Test your abilities being challenged by tire flips, battle ropes, sleds, and more!

Dates: June 7 to Aug. 12

Days: M/T/Th

Time: 5:15-6:15 a.m.

Cost: $75 member, $115 guests, $100 each if two or more guests register together


The Athlete Within is a strength-and-conditioning-based program that focuses heavily on learning new skills and mastering the proper technique of all barbell, kettlebell, and dumbbell lifts to build usable strength and endurance.

Dates: June 7 to Aug. 13

Days: M/T/Th/F

Time: 5-6 a.m.

Cost: $100 members, $155 guests, $140 if two or more guests register together


OER grant funding available for faculty

OER supports access, affordability, and student success. The IPAL OER Project Applications for fall funding for the usage or creation of OER are due June 1 (Winter/May Term funding deadline is Nov. 1). If you already use an OER in one of your fall courses and want to enhance that practice, this would be a perfect incentive to support your time on that project. Check out the Faculty Resources Guide for some helpful resources. Reach out to Aj Nolte or Barb Schultz if you have any questions or need any support!


Upcoming events

May Term Orchestra Concert
May 25

May Term Band Concert
May 29

Milestones celebration
May 28

May 30


Human Resources updates

Summer Hours: Summer is almost here! Summer hours will begin Tuesday, June 1, and continue until Friday, Aug. 20. Office hours during this time will be 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Performance Appraisals Reminder: Performance Appraisals & Self Appraisals are due by June 30. Appraisal templates can be found on the Info Center under “Forms.” Once completed and signed by all parties, please drop these forms off to the HR office. Contact HR@wartburg.edu if you have any questions.


Holiday Calendar: Cabinet has approved the 2021-22 Holiday Calendar. For more information regarding these dates visit the Info Center under “Benefit Details.”

Notice of Consumer Information for faculty and staff

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding the availability of consumer information. The information includes general college facts and statistics financial aid assistance annual security report, copyright infringement and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act policies. Faculty and staff can find the information at http://www.wartburg.edu/consumer-information/. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or requests for a paper copy.



A hymn tune composed by Dr. Karen Black, Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ, was chosen from among over a thousand submissions and is included in the new Evangelical Lutheran Worship Supplement, All Creation Sings. The tune (titled Waverly) was written to a text by the Rev. Paul Hoffman, Dazzling Presence on the Mountain, appropriate especially for Transfiguration Sunday.


Wartburg faculty and staff are highlighted in the Spring 2021 issue of “Intersections,” a biannual publication by the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). Each issue reflects on faith, learning, and teaching with the Lutheran higher education, especially as these intersect with contemporary challenges, opportunities, and initiatives:


Dr. Abbylynn Helgevold, Board of Regents Distinguished Professor of Ethics and assistant professor of religion, and Lindsey Leonard, director of student engagement and IS 101 co-coordinator, have both published articles: “Teaching as an Expression of a Love Ethic” (Helgevold) and “Down and Out: First Year Students Encounter Lutheran Theology” (Leonard)
The Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom, Moehlmann Chaplaincy Endowed Chair, dean of spiritual life and Accelerated Ministry Program director, authored the book “Leading Lutheran Higher Education in a Secular Age,” which was reviewed in the current issue.


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