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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Jan. 31

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Jan. 31, 2022

Cookies for Kindness

SAFE (Suicide Awareness for Everyone) will be selling frosted sugar cookies Jan. 31-Feb. 3 in the Student Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Cookies are $1 each and will be delivered to mailboxes on Feb. 11. Bring money with you to dinner and stop by at our table to buy cookies for yourself or for your friends.

BSU Black History Month Kickoff: Day of Remembrance

Black Student Union is planning and will promote events throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. A full schedule of events will be posted soon. Please wear all black on Tuesday, Feb. 1, as we kick Black History Month off with a Day of Remembrance in honor of the businesses and lives lost in the Tulsa Race Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921. Please see the following links to learn more.

 

Tulsa Historical Society and Museum
Britannica

 

Dan Kittle farewell party

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to a farewell party for Dan Kittle, dean of students and vice president for student life, on Friday, Feb. 11 from 2:30 to 4:00 in the Castle Room. A short program is planned for 3:30 p.m.

 

Wartburg College Service Trips is looking for Winter Break advisers

If you are interested in making a difference in your community, having fun, and making lasting memories, please click here to fill out a Google Form letting us know your availability and preferences. As a service trip adviser, you will assist student leaders and fully participate in a service trip across the U.S. The Winter Break trips that are still looking for advisers are going to Florida and Tennessee. If you have any questions or know any Wartburg faculty/staff who would be interested in advising a service trip, please feel free to contact the Service Trips Team at servicetrips@wartburg.edu.

 

 

 

Wartburg Chess Club seeking new members

On Saturday, Jan. 22, the Wartburg Chess Club finished in first place in the Under 1400 category at the 2022 Iowa Collegiate Chess Championship. The club meets on Saturdays at 7 p.m. in WBC 117 and is open to students of all skill levels. For more information email shlok.sadlapurkar@wartburg.edu or cristian.allen@wartburg.edu.

 

Incomplete grade deadline for students Feb. 7

Students with incomplete grades for Fall 2021 courses must submit all course work to instructors by Monday, Feb. 7. Instructors must submit grade changes for incomplete grades to the Registrar’s Office by Monday, Feb. 14. If a grade change is not submitted by the deadline, the incomplete grade will be changed to an “F” which will then be computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average.

 

Event Tech Crew update (Neumann, Lyceum, Chapel, etc.)

Because of the vacancy in the Production Manager position, tech support for events on campus is being handled by the student crew. With the number of events they cover, it is important to understand the service level expectation for that area. Please have all requests for tech support at events submitted at least three weeks ahead of the event to guarantee student staff coverage. No changes for tech support requirements will be accepted less than two weeks from the start of the event. To avoid miscommunication, messages should not be sent directly to student managers, except during the actual event.

To secure the requested space(s) on campus, please contact the Event Planning Manager directly at kayla.seppelt@wartburg.edu.

Please send any questions or requests for tech support directly to the newly created email events.techcrew@wartburg.edu

 

OSHA vaccine/testing mandate update

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration withdrew its vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard effective Jan. 26. OSHA is putting focused effort on finalizing a permanent COVID-19 Health Standard, but that will take some time to be developed and approved. For now, we will continue to encourage all students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated if they can and to continue wearing face masks indoors in accordance with Wartburg policies.

 

MLK Day recap

The Wartburg Volunteer Action Center would like to thank all the students, faculty, and staff who participated in the MLK Day events on Monday, Jan. 17. Between all of the events, there were approximately 415 participants who attended. This includes our service in the Waverly community serving with a total of 10 partners, including Retrieving Freedom, The Waverly Senior Center, and Redeemer Lutheran Church. Students also made 25 tie blankets and wrote 190 thank you notes for area assisted living residents and health care workers.
Thank you again and please join the VAC and other on-campus partners when we host MLK Day 2023 on Monday, January 16!

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY

Weekday Chapel

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, Jan. 31: Dr. Christine DeVries preaching on Faith and Science
Wednesday, Feb. 2: Morning Prayer with Pastor Halcyon preaching
Friday, Feb. 4: Senior Chapel, Grace Roseen

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Meistersinger Honor Band Finale Concert
Feb. 6, 2 p.m.

Summer Camp Fair
Feb. 9

Game Knights
Feb. 10

Bach's Lunch
Feb. 11

Virtual Scholarship Day
Feb. 13

Presidential forums
Feb. 22, March 15

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Student recommendations for RA and O-Staff applications

Do you know a student on campus who would make a great Resident Assistant or Orientation Staff member? If you work with a student who would make an excellent candidate, please take a moment to fill out this form. Applications for both positions are open now, and are due on Feb. 25. We hold your feedback in high regard and would love to hear from you.

 

2022-2023 equipment and technology requests

The Business Office is in the early stages of creating the 2022-23 fiscal year budget. One important piece to this is requesting potential equipment and technology purchases from departments. Department Budget Managers across campus received information on how to make these requests in an email last week. Please contact your Department Budget Manager if you have an equipment and technology request to be considered. All requests must be received by March 9. Questions regarding the equipment and technology purchase process can be directed to justin.crouse@wartburg.edu.

 

ETK Large Event survey

ETK is beginning to plan a Large Event for next academic year and would love feedback on potential artists you'd like to see. This survey has a list of 10 potential artists we are looking into, and you have a chance to mark your top three that you would like to see on campus. If you have any other questions or suggestions, you can reach out to Josh Bulten.

 

Health Partners coverage for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

HealthPartners pharmacy benefit administration is working to create two easy health plan coverage options for over-the-counter COVID-19 tests (also known as at-home rapid COVID-19 tests). This change is based on Federal Tri-Agency guidance announced on Jan. 15, 2022, requiring that costs for OTC COVID-19 tests be covered by health insurance plans.

 

Members can look for coverage availability details coming soon via email, HealthPartners COVID FAQ web page, and other HealthPartners communication channels. HealthPartners member services is also ready to provide support and education on the OTC COVID-19 coverage process and answer any questions members may have.

 

OTC COVID-19 tests health plan coverage options

Claims submission: Members can submit their retail checkout test purchase receipts for reimbursement via an online HealthPartners form.
Direct coverage: Members do not have to pay anything out-of-pocket or submit a request for reimbursement if tests are purchased at the pharmacy counter versus a retail checkout.

 

OTC COVID-19 tests coverage details

Coverage is for OTC COVID-19 diagnostic tests authorized, cleared, and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that are purchased on or after Jan. 15, 2022.
Eight OTC COVID-19 tests priced at $12 or less each, per member, per month, are covered without having to meet any cost-sharing requirements, prior authorization, or other medical management arrangements.
Members must complete an attestation that states that test purchases are for personal use and not for employment purposes, reimbursement by another source, or for resale.
Members should keep all test proof of purchase receipts that include the test UPC code, date of purchase, and price.
No prescription or clinical assessment are required for test purchase and reimbursement.

 

PERSONNEL

WELCOME (new arrivals)

Jordan Bancroft, Director of Annual Giving, 12/1/21

Cody Marlette, General Maintenance Staff - The W, 12/9/21

Halcyon Bjornstad, Interim Dean of Spiritual Life/Herbert and Cora Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair, 1/1/22

John Cochrane, Director of Athletics, 1/1/22

Julie Fedeler, Interlibrary Loan Specialist and Evening Supervisor, 1/3/22

Melissa Curtis, Information Literacy and Student Success Librarian, 1/3/22

 

PROMOTIONS and NEW JOB TITLES

Henrique Donati, Institutional Research Data Analyst, 12/1/21

Bethany Brooks, Senior Advancement Association, 1/1/22

Ryan Callahan, Associate Athletic Director and Head Athletic Trainer, 1/1/22

Justin Crouse, Director of Financial Reporting, 1/1/22

Eric Keller, Director of Wrestling and Head Men's Wrestling Coach, 1/1/22

Landon Williams, Assistant Men's Wrestling Coach, 1/1/22

 

FAREWELL (departures and retirements)

Lori Zeschke, Technology Specialist, 12/6/21

Caitlin Hurban, Production Manager, 12/6/21

Tami Ulrich, Assistant Manager of Dining Services, 12/13/21

Jane Pepperling, Cook, 12/20/21

Anita Mehman, Cook, 12/20/21

Stephanie Boeding, Marketing Associate and Social Media Manager, 12/21/21

Brian Beckstrom, Dean of Spiritual Life, 12/31/21

Karen Miller, Administrative Assistant for Enrollment Management, 12/31/21

Fanessa Olmstead, Cook, 1/3/22

 

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

Men's and Women's Basketball

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Departs at 2:25 p.m. to Luther
JV Men's Basketball departs at 12:30 p.m. to Luther

Friday, Feb. 4

Departs at 10:30 a.m. to Nebraska Wesleyan

 

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