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Oct. 11, 2021

Midterm D or F grades due Wednesdayervice trip advisers needed

Midterm D or F grades are due by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. All instructors must complete the online midterm submission process. It is extremely important that midterms are received by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday so the D or F notices can be processed Thursday morning to allow students the option to add a course. See the e-mail you received Oct. 7 for detailed instructions on completing the midterm submission process. Please understand the importance of midterm communications to support student retention, and ensure follow-up by advisers, Student Life and the Academic Resource Center.

Searching Squirrel, the Library Newsletter, October editionervice trip advisers needed

This month, the library newsletter highlights our FREE TRIAL of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database (until Oct. 29), our revamp of the DVD collection shelving, and more at this link.  

Attention Thrivent members – Holiday Shoppe seeks fundingervice trip advisers needed

The Holiday Shoppe is seeking funding for blankets to be included with our Family Game Night Bundles each family can choose from. Thrivent Members are encouraged to apply for an Action Team to support this project. Please contact Erin by Oct. 18 at holidays@wsrunitedway.org for the details and support needed to complete the Action Team Application. Questions? Contact Tammy Faux in the Department of Social Work.

Do Your Part, Be Cyber Smart – Week 2: Fight the Phish

Phishing attacks and scams have thrived since the COVID pandemic began in 2020 and today, phishing attacks account for more than 80 percent of reported security incidents. In Week 2 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, ITS is stressing the importance of being wary of emails, text messages or chat boxes that come from a stranger or someone you were not expecting. Think before you click on any suspicious emails, links or attachments and make sure to Do Your Part by reporting any suspicious emails to its.security@wartburg.edu or in Outlook, use the "Report Message" option in the toolbar.

Wartburg Community Symphony concert Oct. 30

Wartburg Community Symphony will have the season's first concert Saturday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. Tickets are free for Wartburg students and youth age 18 and under, and $17 for adults. Click here to purchase tickets. "Pillars of Faith" will celebrate a return to togetherness while welcoming faithful change in preparation for Reformation Day. The concert has something for everyone, from R. Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite and Haydn’s Horn Concerto No. 1, to Respighi’s Suite in G Major and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 (“Reformation”). Featured soloists will be Dr. Jordan Redd on horn and Dr. Karen Black on the organ.

2021-22 German Institute funding opportunityissing table ban

The Executive Committee of the German Institute is pleased to announce the 2021-22 call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2021-22, a total of $2,000 is still available from external sources. An application is required and funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for the full amount of available funds will at this time most likely not be supported in full. Applications are due Nov. 5. Awards will be announced no later than Nov. 19. In the past, the Institute has funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff heritage tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad.

Full application details are available at this link. Direct questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.

2022 well-being incentiveissing table ban

Employees and their spouses who are insured with HealthPartners have an excellent opportunity to secure lower rates for their 2022 health insurance premiums. Please click here to see the details and instructions from HR. Deadline to complete the steps is Nov. 30, 2021.

No Juice next week due to Fall Breakervice trip advisers needed

The Juice will not publish next Monday due to Fall Break. The next edition will hit inboxes Monday, Oct. 25. Please submit your items by Wednesday, Oct. 20, by emailing juice@wartburg.edu.



Weekday Chapel services

Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Mondays will feature faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays will be a morning prayer service, and Fridays will have Senior Chapels. Interfaith chapels will be held during the last week each month.

Upcoming speakers:

Monday, Oct. 11 – Eric Sommermeyer, assistant professor of accounting

• Wednesday, Oct. 13 – Morning Prayer Service

• Friday, Oct. 15 – Lydia Hobby ’22, Senior Chapel



Study Away Photo Contest voting
Through Oct. 18

STAS meetings
Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10; Dec. 1

Fall Break
Oct. 16-24

Presidential forums
Oct. 26, Nov. 30

German Institute funding applications due
Nov. 5


Vote now for Study Away Photo Contest

Students, faculty and staff are invited to vote for their favorite entry in the Study Away Photo Contest: Alumni Edition! Several Wartburg alumni who have spent a term abroad have sent in photos for this year’s contest. Check out the entries displayed on the second floor of Luther Hall, then vote for your favorite at this link. Voting ends Oct. 18, and the winners earn cash prizes! One vote per person. There is also a People’s Choice contest on the Wartburg Facebook page this week, so vote for your favorite there, too. Contact Kathleen Sihler for details. Winners will be announced in late October.

Dance Marathon Rake-A-Thon in November

Wartburg College Dance Marathon Rake-A-Thon is back! If you or someone you know needs their leaves raked this fall, click this link and let us help you out! Choose a weekend in November that works for you, provide the leaf bags and make a donation, and WCDM students will do all the work for you. All donations go to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.


Scholarship Club quilt raffle

Support student scholarships by purchasing tickets for this year’s Quilt Raffle. The quilt, pictured, was made by Donna Mueller Dreier ’60 and measures 56x72 inches. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or three for $10. You can buy tickets online at this link. The raffle drawing will be Nov. 6 during the home football game. Learn more about the WSC at this link.

Introducing A.R.C., the African Representative Council

A.R.C. is an organization that serves the community and creates a safe and supportive environment for Africans and the African diaspora. A.R.C highly encourages respect, teamwork, supporting one another, encouragement, and no negativity. We want to create a very positive place and hope every member will help to make that happen. If you’re interested in joining, please let us know at A.R.C@wartburg.edu or contact one of our executive team members: President Aloaye Abdul Saliu, VP Kelly Uwaniye, Treasurer Harvey-Eric Waligo, Secretary Sara Sangare, Social Media Coordinator Tapiwa Lapidos, and Social Event Coordinators Louise Shabani and Gizelle Da Silva.


Presidential Forum notes posted on InfoCenter

Notes from the Sept. 28 Presidential Forum are now posted on InfoCenter under Institutional Reports/President’s Reports.

Help needed for Outfly breakfast tradition

Faculty and staff are invited to help serve breakfast to students on Outfly morning. Be part of this fun fall tradition! You would need to report to Mensa by 6:50 a.m. that morning. (Campus is notified of Outfly via the Wartburg Alert System during the early hours of Outfly morning, whenever that may be.) Sign up to be a breakfast server using this link. Please contact Chris Fosselman via email or at 319-352-8303 with questions.


WELCOME (new arrivals):

Anita Mehmen, Cook, 9/6/21
Kayla Heitland, Baker, 9/6/21
Crystal Menter, Cook, 9/20/21
Adam Murray, Senior Gift Officer, 9/22/21
Deatra Buchholz, Mail Services Specialist, 10/1/21



Matina Clark, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, 9/1/21
Kassy Grosser, Associate Director of Admissions, 9/1/21
Chris Knudson, Chief Marketing Officer & Director of Marketing and Communication, 9/1/21
Carolyn Hughes, Controller, 10/1/21
Emily Christensen, Chief Communications Officer & Assistant Director of Marketing and Communication, 10/1/21
Lisa Dominy, Cleaning Staff Supervisor, 10/1/21
Quinton Richardson, Academic Success and Retention Coordinator, 10/1/21


FAREWELL (Departures & Retirements):

Don Meyer, Senior Gift Planner, 9/1/21 (retirement)
Kayleen Tierney, Accounting Assistant, 9/17/21
Elisa Klope, Interlibrary Loan and Evening Supervisor, 9/23/21

Meet the new college faculty and staff hired this fall! Click here to see a PDF of new employees across campus and new titles/promotions, and extend a welcome and congratulations.


The Rev. Dr. Kristen Wendland, assistant professor of religion, authored the article “Naming Jerusalem: Poetry and the Identity of the Personified City in Lamentations 1-2,” published in Volume 46 of Journal for the Study of the Old Testament.


Genoa Gregg '23 and Hanna Schmitt '22 presented at the Iowa Academy of Science & Iowa Science Teaching Section Fall Conference on Monday, Oct. 4, in Ankeny. The Wartburg College students shared their educational research project, "Dart Frogs: A TOADally UnFROGgetable Classroom Pet," with science educators from around Iowa. Their project focuses on utilizing dart frogs and vivarium tanks as a classroom teaching tool to promote equitable and engaging science instruction. Dr. Michael Bechtel, associate professor of science eduction, also presented “Ioponics: Iowa Aquaponics in the Classroom.” For more information, visit the conference website.


Donald Meyer, recently retired senior gift planner, was honored by Waldorf University this past weekend with the university's Alumni Distinguished Service Award, along with his wife, Kris. The awards were presented during ceremonies held during their annual Homecoming celebration. Former Wartburg interim president and former Waldorf President Bill Hamm made the presentation for Don.


Women’s Soccer

Wednesday, Oct. 13: Depart at 3:45 p.m. to Clarke University


Cross Country

Friday, Oct. 15: Depart at 3 p.m. to Rock Island, Ill.

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