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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Feb. 7


Feb. 7, 2022

Join Students UKnight in celebrating Philanthropy Week

Next week is Philanthropy Week at Wartburg! Students UKnight will be tabling in the Student Center every day with fun events and activities to promote and educate the Wartburg community about philanthropy.
To kick off Philanthropy Week, join us Mon. Feb. 14 in the Knights Room (Mensa) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a Q&A session with Wartburg alumni Renee Voves '04 and Jay Boeding '99 to discuss, "What is Philanthropy?".
More details about the rest of the week to come. If you have questions, please contact bethany.brooks@wartburg.edu.

Incomplete grade deadline for instructors is Feb. 14

Instructors must submit grade changes for incomplete grades for Fall 2021 courses 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.


Wartburg West 2022-23 application deadline approaching

Applications for Wartburg West 2022-23 are now being accepted. The deadline for Summer, Fall, and Winter term applications is Tuesday, March 1. The application can be found at www.wartburg.edu/west.
For more information or to schedule a meeting contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu.


Wartburg's Own custom apparel

Wartburg's OWN is an on-campus, student-driven program. We work with local manufacturers to market and produce custom apparel and promotional products for your club, department, or organization. We offer on-campus support, free shipping, land ow minimums. We look forward to working with you! Email us at wartburgsown@wartburg.edu to find out more and place your order!

Learn more about our new eSports team

Josh Fischer, co-ed eSports coach, is hosting an informational meeting about the college's newest varsity athletic team on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., in the McCoy Rooms in Saemann Student Center. All are welcome to attend. The eSports team will begin official competition in 2022-23, likely in Rocket League and Valorant, though other titles are possible depending on interest.


Campus Race to Zero Waste

The annual Campus Race to Zero Waste competition has begun! For the next eight weeks Wartburg is competing against other schools both in the state and across the nation to compare how well we recycle and divert our total waste from landfills. Please make an effort to live sustainably and mindfully for not only the next eight weeks but beyond! If there are any questions, reach out to the Wartburg Sustainability Office at sustainability@wartburg.edu.


Are you sending a Valentine?

Please remember to use a full name and box number (for students) or department (for faculty or staff) when addressing ANY campus mail, whether a valentine or other communication. The Mail Center does not deliver by office number, building, or residence hall. Bundles of campus mail with more than 20 pieces should be in box number order or delivery will be delayed.


Faculty/staff reception with Board of Regents

All faculty and staff are invited to a reception hosted by the Wartburg Board of Regents on Friday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m., in the Heritage and St. Elizabeth rooms. Please join them for drinks, treats, and conversation. For Regents, a highlight of the February Board meeting is the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff, and students during their time on campus. No RSVP is required.


Mark your calendars now for the Winter Career Expo

The Student Success Center is hosting the Virtual Winter Career Expo on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students should log into Handshake and create their profile before the Expo. Students are encouraged to polish up their resume, dress for success, and engage with professionals.


A.R.C Presents a Valentine's Party

A.R.C would like to invite you to a Valentine's party on Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Chapel Commons at 9 p.m. There will be snacks, music and a lot of FUN! We would love to see you all there to celebrate this wonderful holiday. We hope to see you there!



ASA Lunar New Year event

Happy Lunar New Year! Asian Student Association is hosting an event to celebrate Lunar New Year in Cardinal Commons on Friday, Feb. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities planned include lantern decorating, red packet note writing, and a small presentation about Lunar New Year. Snacks will also be provided. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information, please contact asa@wartburg.edu. Hope to see you there!


MCSP Department Seminar: Research in Applied Mathematics

The next Math, Computer Science & Physics (MCSP) Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m., in Science Center 134. Samuel Van Fleet ’17, a graduate student in applied mathematics at Iowa State University, will speak about his doctoral research in a talk entitled, "Modeling radiative transfer using numerical methods." All are invited to hear his presentation. Masks are required.


Social Justice in our Communities event with Waterloo Mayor Hart

Join the Student Social Justice Council and Black Student Union on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum, to listen to Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart talk about his experiences as the first Black mayor of Waterloo, as well as how he enacts social justice in his work. There will be introductory speakers from the Social Justice Council and BSU, as well. This will be an amazing night of learning how social justice initiatives are at work in our communities.


Disability and Ableism: Beyond 'Inspiration'

Dr. Rachel Clark, associate professor of English, Scholars Program director, and faculty-in-residence, will be speaking to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. "Disability and Ableism: Beyond 'Inspiration'" will be available to faculty, staff, and students over Zoom. In this session, Clark will introduce the viewers to basic principles of disability studies, explore evolving terminology, and discuss common experiences among people with disabilities. Please contact Kim Folkers at kimberly.folkers@wartburg.edu for the Zoom link. A casual social time begins at 6:30 p.m.


State of the College Address

The Jan. 25 President's State of the College address is now posted on the InfoCenter under President's Reports.


Spring Fever Sale

The Wartburg Store has spring fever and an awesome deal that you won't want to miss! Mark your calendars for 2-22-22 and shop with us in store or online.


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, Feb. 7: Dr. Joy Becker, Faith and Math
Wednesday, Feb. 9: Morning Prayer with Pastor Rebecca
Friday, Feb. 11: Senior Chapel, Kaitlyn Feldman



Summer Camp Fair
Feb. 9

Keep on Learning
Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m.

Game Knights
Feb. 10

Bach's Lunch
Feb. 11

Virtual Scholarship Day
Feb. 13

Symphonic Band Winter Concert
Feb. 13, 3 p.m.

Presidential forums
Feb. 22, March 15


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!



Dr. Michael Gleason, associate professor of leadership and Irving R. Burling Distinguished Professor of Leadership, co-edited an issue of New Directions for Student Leadership titled Leadership Education Through Complex Challenges. He also co-authored several articles within the issue, which shared findings of a year-long co-inquiry process involving eight leadership educators across the country. This process, and subsequent findings, focused on making sense of how complex societal challenges such as COVID-19 and social injustice affect the future of leadership education.




Friday, Feb. 11: Departs at 1 p.m. to Loras


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