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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Aug. 8

Advancement closure, employee referral bonus, and more.

Aug. 8, 2022

Advancement to close for retreat Aug. 9
The offices of the Advancement division will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 9, for a departmental retreat. This includes Development, Alumni & Parent Engagement, Annual Giving, Marketing & Communication, and the Print Center. The Mail Center will be open as usual.
Friendship families sought for international students
The International Programs Office is seeking friendship families for approximately 20 new international students arriving at Wartburg at the end of August. Friendship families do not house or act as advisers or financial sponsors to the students. They meet with students throughout the year to share meals, holidays, and participate in cultural activities. To learn more or sign up, use the online form or contact Wendy Mohlis, friendship family coordinator, at 319-352-8745 or wendy.mohlis@wartburg.edu.
Get $250 for referring new employees
Faculty and staff are eligible for a $250 bonus when referring job applicants. To qualify, the hiring position must be for 12 months and at least 1,000 hours of work annually. If both employees still work for the college six months after the hire date, the referral bonus will be issued through payroll. View Wartburg's open positions and get referring!


New arrivals
Alex Buchheim, assistant director of alumni & parent relations, 7/18/22
Amy Hayes, regional associate director of admissions, 8/1/22
Ashley Quintana, admissions counselor, 8/1/22
Alex Becker, assistant athletic trainer, 8/1/22
Lauren Johnson, assistant women's soccer coach, 8/1/22
Rachel Cassens, assistant athletic trainer & assistant director of compliance, 8/1/22
Hannah Weiss, assistant track & field and cross country coach, 8/1/22
Promotions and new job titles
Adrian Norris, assistant director of admissions and athletic recruiting coordinator, 8/1/22
Daniel Drees, associate athletic trainer, 8/1/22
Retirements and departures
Tiffany Pins, head women's soccer coach , 7/31/22
Jill Westen, librarian, 7/31/22
Cassandra Hales, director of residential life & chief student conduct officer, 7/11/22
Abigail Kopriva, head dance coach, 7/26/22


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.
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.

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