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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Aug. 3

Server outage, move-in help and more.

Aug. 3, 2022

System outage planned Monday evening
ITS will perform routine maintenance and infrastructure upgrades from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8. There will be intermittent connectivity to the internet, Info Center, my.wartburg.edu, www.wartburg.edu, phones, and the local network during this time. ITS will notify the campus when services are restored. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Sign up to assist with new student move-in

Faculty and staff volunteers are needed Saturday, Sept. 3, to help move student belongings from drop-off locations adjacent to residence halls to their rooms. All volunteers will receive a free move-in T-shirt.

You can choose one or more shifts from 8 to 10 a.m., 10 a.m. to noon, and noon to 2 p.m. Please sign up by Thursday, Aug. 11. Many hands make light work!

You will receive detailed information about move-in day after you sign up. If you have questions, please email Lindsey Leonard at lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu or Arinda Barthel at arinda.barthel@wartburg.edu.

Mail Center closing early Friday, Aug. 19
The Mail Center will close at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, for a meeting. Any outgoing mail should be in the Mail Center by 2:15 p.m. or it will not be processed until the following Monday. Please email mailroom@wartburg.edu with questions or concerns.
Help sought with cleaning, moving in residence halls

Operations & Maintenance is still looking for help cleaning residence hall rooms and moving furniture. Any faculty or staff willing to help will need to receive permission from their supervisor or manager.


Cleaning, 7 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 4
Moving furniture, 7 a.m to noon Friday, Aug. 5


Please feel free to sign up for more than one slot if you are available.

Volunteers needed to help move summer students

Residential Life needs help moving students out of summer housing from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Golf carts have been rented to assist with this. Any faculty or staff willing to help will need to receive permission from their supervisor or manager. Please indicate your availability throughout the day; shifts will be determined and communicated on Monday, Aug. 8.


Worth It Week
through Friday, Aug. 5

I-Cubs Game & Social
Sunday, Aug. 14

Chicago Cubs Game & Social
Monday, Aug. 22

Meet the President — Madison
Tuesday, Aug. 23


New arrivals
Donna Johnson, cleaning staff, 5/16/22
Derek Manning, assistant information technology specialist, 5/16/22
Andrea Salow, admissions counselor, 6/1/22
Lacey Van Dyke, baker, 6/6/22
KatieJo Svenson, sports information director, 6/13/22
Briana Borchert, gallery director and exhibition manager, 6/20/22
Gabriel Blanchard, Mensa service supervisor, 6/27/22
Rebecca Neiduski, president, 7/1/22
Emily Ryan, head soccer coach, 7/1/22
Tyus Adkins, assistant baseball coach, 7/1/22
Brady Kyner, head women's wrestling coach, 7/1/22
Kevin Walker, head men's and women's bowling coach, 7/5/22
Promotions and new job titles
Katie Wyman, assistant director of admissions, 6/1/22
Jo Lynn Dorrance, associate director for internships, 6/1/22
Leah Podzimek, director of Wartburg West, 6/1/22
Jordan Rutherford, lead groundskeeper, 6/1/22
Jason Thueme, interim catering manager, 7/1/22
Jamie Hollaway, executive director for human resources and payroll, 7/1/22
Rachael Chapman, health and human performance coordinator and interim instructor, 7/1/22
Ben Woods, assistant sports information director, 7/11/22
Retirements and departures
Lori Newbrough, registrar support specialist, 5/14/22
Miranda Hoey, assistant director of annual giving, 5/20/22
Justin Kaiser, assistant soccer coach, 5/27/22
Lindsey Reiter, cleaning staff, 5/31/22
Joseph Squires, head men's and women's bowling coach, 5/31/22
Natalie Huisman, athletic trainer, 5/31/22
Jess Simmons, area coordinator, 5/31/22
Kelly Faga, assistant professor of education, 5/31/22
Ryan Doty, assistant baseball coach, 5/31/22
Colleen Ulrich, cleaning staff, 6/1/22
Kathy Schunk, Zesty Orange retail supervisor, 6/1/22
James Schutte, general maintenance staff, 6/1/22
Linnea Kangas, interim sports information director, 6/1/22
Kristin Taphorn, associate director of admissions, 6/24/22
Lyle Kohlhepp, catering manager, 6/30/22
Darrel Colson, president, 6/30/22
David Kragness, associate athletic trainer, 7/1/22
Josh Bulten, assistant director of residential life, 7/9/22
Accomplishments and achievements
Dr. Patricia Dietz Parsons, assistant professor in exercise science, presented research at the National Association of Strength & Conditioning Conference in July in New Orleans, La. She presented two research abstracts, "Using Power-Load Curves to Validate Training Loads for Velocity-Based Training" and "Do Mean and Peak Bar Power or Velocity Tell Us the Same Thing During the Bench Press and Back Squat Exercises?"
A team of five Wartburg colleagues recently attended the Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education conference at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. President Rebecca Neiduski; Krystal Madlock, director of multicultural student services; Veronica Reece, assistant director for advising, vocation, mentoring, and careers; Ellen Engh, director of alumni and parent engagement; and Caryn Riswold, the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, engaged in various sessions and discussions connecting Lutheran missional values with equity, community, and pedagogy.
Dr. Caryn D. Riswold, the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, wrote an essay published in the August/September issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics, "'Generation Roe'? Neighbor-Care in the Shadow of Freedoms Lost."
Dr. Terry Lindell, professor of history, has been appointed to a second three-year term on the board of trustees of the State Historical Society of Iowa by Gov. Kim Reynolds.


Reserve parking for vistors during Worth It Week

Admissions would like your help creating a welcoming environment for prospective students and their families during Worth It Week. Please observe the following parking restrictions near the campus entrance:


Friday, Aug. 5: South and middle rows of E Lot, morning only
ITS announces new data security policy
In order to improve data security measures at Wartburg, a new Data Security Policy has been created and approved regarding the use and storage of institutional data. All data must be stored in a location that can be supported by ITS staff. ITS will engage with faculty and staff to find solutions for any data storage needs while enforcing this policy.
New arrivals
Chris Shafer, security officer, 4/4/22
Ryan Siefken, programmer analyst, 4/6/22
Zach Drape, budget and accounts payable manager, 4/11/22
Joe Cooley, production manager and technical director, 4/11/22
Lucas Summers, assistant football coach, 4/27/22
Nate Laun, IT infrastructure specialist, 5/4/22
Carol Perdomo Sarabia, cook, 5/9/22
Lindsey Reiter, cook, 5/9/22
Promotions and new job titles
Blake Morris, assistant desktop support specialist, 5/1/22
Liz Zweibohmer, interim director of The Wartburg Store, 5/1/22
Retirements and departures
Kyle Ruckman, IT business analyst, 4/19/22
Heidi Parker, information literacy and technology librarian, 4/27/22
Taija Tucker, admissions counselor, 4/29/22
Travis Endicott, assistant professor, 4/29/22
Jim Nelson, communications associate, 4/29/22
Samantha Pfab, campus programming coordinator, 4/30/22
Janet Huebner, The Wartburg Store manager, 5/2/22
Bailey Camenisch, senior admissions counselor, 5/6/22
Accomplishments and achievements
Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, presented “Future of Asia’s Peace and Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation” at the International Association of Religious Freedom in Tokyo on July 18. He also presented “The Meaning and Activities of Interreligious Dialogue in the Context of Local and World” during a July 20-21 commemoration of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami by the Federation of New Religious Organizations of Japan and the Buddhist churches of Iwate prefecture.

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