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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Feb.14

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Feb. 14, 2022

Philanthropy Week starts today

Today launches the start of Wartburg's Philanthropy Week! The red tags around campus promote all the ways donors play a part in Wartburg’s success. 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.


Monday: "What is Philanthropy?"
Bring your lunch over to Knights Room (Mensa) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a Q&A with Renee Voves '04 and Jay Boeding '99 to discuss "What is Philanthropy?".


Tuesday: Scholarship Recognition
Write thank you notes to scholarship donors at lunch and dinner. If you have been asked to submit a formal scholarship thank-you note, we will have laptops available!


Wednesday: UKnight Day & Annual Giving Awareness
Get pumped for UKnight Day! Learn about Wartburg’s Day of Giving and the important role Annual Giving plays in promoting and sustaining the College.


Thursday: Faculty/Staff Appreciation
Write thank you notes to your favorite faculty and/or staff member. Notes will be hand-delivered the next day.


Friday: Fun Fact Philanthropy Friday
Spin the wheel and test your knowledge with some Wartburg philanthropy trivia!


If you have questions, please contact bethany.brooks@wartburg.edu.

Game Knights are back

Grab a friend and join us in the McCoy Rooms (next to The Wartburg Store) from 7 to 9 p.m. for a variety of board games and trivia fun on Thursday, Feb. 24!

Sharing Teaching and Advising Strategies

On Feb. 16, at 3:45 p.m., STAS will discuss how to teach racially sensitive subjects. All faculty, staff, and others in teaching or advising roles are welcome to join us. This link has a resource to kick off the conversation. Contact Michaeleen Golay or Kristin Wendland for the Zoom link.

 

Social Work Club cookie decorating

The Social Work Club invites you to join them for cookie decorating! This activity is open to everyone on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. Participants will meet in Old Main Room 200 where they will have supplies. Questions may be directed to Alyssa Guse at alyssa.guse@wartburg.edu.

 

Student Senate Diversity Committee Peace Dialogue

Student Senate's Diversity Committee is hosting a Peace Dialogue on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 11:30a.m. in Buckmaster (WBC 214). The topic is "Cultural Awareness vs. Cultural Competency" with faculty, staff, and student panelists. Please contact carrington.bush@wartburg.edu if you have any questions.

Camp Courageous on campus

Camp Courageous will be recruiting for summer employment in the NW foyer of Saemann Student Center on Friday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Camp Courageous is a non-profit organization that provides year-round recreational and respite care opportunities for individuals with special needs. Camp work has a variety of opportunities and is a great way to develop skills and gain experiences that enhance your job marketability.

 

Spoken-word poet virtual workshop

David A. Romero, a Mexican-American spoken word artist, will present a virtual workshop Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Romero is the author of My Name is Romero and has appeared at more than 75 colleges and universities in 30 states. His work has been published in literary magazines in the U.S., England, and Canada, and he has won the Uptown Slam at the historical Green Mill in Chicago. The event is hosted by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies; The Castle; Slife Professorship in Humanities; and SALSA.

Course Registration for 2022-23

Registration Tip #1: Registration is scheduled on specific days for students based on their classification. Students need to verify classification on the Advising Worksheet. Registration days by classification can be found online. Contact the Registrar's Office if your classification is incorrect. Classification was determined at the beginning of Winter Term 2022 and is based on credits earned.

 

Registration Tip #2: All students are required to meet with their adviser to clear their proposed schedule before registering. Advisers are identified on the Advising Worksheet. Check all information for accuracy and contact the Registrar's Office for changes. Only an adviser listed will be able to authorize a student for online registration. Students with two advisers only need to meet with one to be authorized for online registration.

 

MA in Leadership tuition discount

Interested in joining the second cohort of the Master of Arts in Leadership program? Do you have a spouse or child interested in participating? This year we have expanded, as a benefit to employees and their families, the employee discount. Benefit-eligible employees, their spouses, and their children are eligible for to receive a 20% reduction in the tuition cost of the Master of Arts in Leadership if they begin in the summer of 2022. Those interested in this benefit will indicate in their graduate application their connection to a Wartburg employee. The associated employee must remain employed at Wartburg during the period in which the student receives the discount. As a graduate program, all students need to have already completed a bachelor’s degree prior to program start.

If interested in learning more about the program, attend an informational webinar on Feb. 21 or 22. Can't make the webinar? Reach out to michael.gleason@wartburg.edu to set up a time to learn more about the program. Click here to learn more or register for a webinar.  

 

Black History Month activities sponsored by BSU

Wartburg's Black Student Union is hosting several events for the campus and community throughout February in honor of Black History Month.

 

Feb. 15: Senate Diversity Committee Peace Dialogue

11:30 a.m., Buckmaster

 

Feb. 15: Trivia Night

7:30 p.m., Cardinal Commons

 

Feb. 18: Bowling

8 p.m.

Registration is required

 

Feb. 22: Black Expo

11:30 a.m., Knights Ballroom, Saemann Student Center

Come support locally owned Black businesses

 

Feb. 23: Black Out Day

All Day

Celebrate Black excellence by wearing all black

 

Feb. 24: SSJC and BSU Present Mayor Hart

7 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

 

Email bsu@wartburg.edu for more information or to register for an event.

 

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, Feb. 7: Dr. Sarah Bouska, Faith and Music
Wednesday, Feb. 9: Morning Prayer with Pastor Halycon
Friday, Feb. 11: Senior Chapel, Tanner Shields

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Philanthropy Week
Feb. 14-18

Peace Dialogue
Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m.

Cookie Decorating
Feb. 15, 7 p.m.

David Romero Spoken Word Workshop
Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.

Virtual Career Expo
Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wartburg Community Symphony
Feb. 19

Presidential forums
Feb. 22, March 15

Game Knight
Feb. 24

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Student Senate election results

The Student Senate elections results are in for the 2022-23 positions! The count from Tuesday’s election is as follows:

 

Student Body President and Vice President

Gordy Field and Ryleigh Parrack won with 314 votes and 58.26% of the vote.
Sam Bast and Addy Kaune received 202 votes and 37.48% of the vote
Other 4.27%

 

Student Body Treasurer

Malcolm Newell won with 518 votes and 97.19% of the vote.
Other 2.81%

 

Student Body Recorder

Grace Coffman won with 514 votes and 96.44% of the vote.
Other 3.56%

 

Thank you to everyone who participated and voted in the elections. Please reach out to Olivia Hobson by email at olivia.hobson@wartburg.edu with questions.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.
PROFESSIONAL NEWS

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.

 

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

Men's and Women's Basketball

Wednesday, Feb. 16: Depart at 2:30 p.m. to Coe College

 

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