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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 10

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Oct. 10, 2022

Reserve parking on Friday for inauguration guests

Please refrain from parking in E Lot (east of the Student Center) or F Lot (south of the Chapel and Fine Arts Center) on Friday, Oct. 15. Inauguration guests and delegates will be directed to park in those areas.

 

Everyone is welcome to attend the inauguration at 2:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium; the event will also be live streamed on Knight Vision.

Insurance open enrollment meetings planned

Faculty and staff are invited to attend an insurance open enrollment informational meeting:

 

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m., Castle Room
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2:30 p.m., Science Center 102
Friday, Oct. 28, 7 a.m., Buckmaster
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m., Buckmaster

 

The open enrollment website through Employee Navigator will open Nov. 1. The deadline to change or confirm benefits is Friday, Nov. 18.

Flu shots available on campus

An on-site flu shot clinic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 20, in the lobby of Neumann Auditorium. The shots are covered in full for employees and spouses on the Wartburg health insurance plan. Those who are not covered by Wartburg insurance can pay out of pocket or check with their insurance carrier. Please email hr@wartburg.edu and indicate which day you plan to attend. Please bring your HealthPartners health insurance ID card so the claim can be filed.

 

If you cannot attend the on-site clinic, you can visit an in-network pharmacy or provider with HealthPartners to administer your flu shot at no cost. Please note that depending on your provider, you may be charged for an office visit.

Wartburg Track & Field sets rummage sale
A Track & Field rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in The W’s Hall of Fame Room. All items must go. Cash, checks, and Venmo will be accepted. Items for sale include miscellaneous T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and hats. Remaining items will be offered for sale at the Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Oct. 15.
ITS schedules open house
ITS will have an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 18., in CTC 100/101. Stop in to meet the staff and enjoy some refreshments!
Sign up to speak to Student Senate
Student Senate holds full meetings every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in Buckmaster (WBC 215). Guest speakers are welcome to talk about any topic of their choosing. We welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please fill out this form if you are interested in being a guest speaker. Email Ryleigh Parrack with questions.

Dance Marathon schedules first Miracle Meeting

Dance Marathon will hold its first Miracle Meeting at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the ballrooms. Executive team, morale captains, and participants are expected to attend.
Journaling, yoga combo planned on campus mall

Join JO-YO on the campus mall Monday, Oct. 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. This is a wellness workshop that combines both journaling and yoga. Bring a yoga mat or towel and something to journal with as Kayla Becker from Stories in Motion LLC leads this stress-free opportunity.

Annual Medicare notice now available
The Medicare Modernization Act requires Wartburg to notify Medicare-eligible policyholders whether their prescription drug coverage is expected to pay as much as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage does on average. Wartburg’s creditable coverage notice is available here.
S.A.F.E. plans Spooky Movie Night
Join S.A.F.E. for a Spooky Movie Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Grossman Classroom. Activities include coloring, snacks, and a movie. Email questions to safe@wartburg.edu.
TIAA offers live webinars on finances

TIAA is offering four live webinars in October:

 

“Looking to turn your retirement savings into a ‘paycheck’ for life?,” 11 a.m. Oct. 11.
“Quarterly economic and market update with TIAA’s Chief Investment Strategist,” 11 a.m. Oct. 12.
“Money at Work 1: Foundations of investing,” 2 p.m. Oct. 12.
“Social Security considerations,” 2 p.m. Oct. 19.

 

Go to tiaa.org/webinars to register or watch past presentations.

SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY

Weekday Chapel services
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 feature faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays include Holy Communion to which all are welcome, and Fridays have Senior Chapels.

Upcoming speakers:
Monday, Oct. 10: Debora Johnson-Ross
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Pastor Liz Bell
Friday, Oct. 14: No Chapel due to Inauguration

Each month will have a prayer focus. In October, please join us in praying for faculty, staff, and students involved in Business Administration, Economics, Athletics, The W, Alumni & Parent Engagement, Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry, Dining Services, and the Office of the President.
Sanctuary on Wednesdays

Sanctuary is a casual service that takes place Wednesday nights. All are welcome to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy weeks. Service begins at 9 p.m. in the Chapel Commons, lower level, with snacks served beforehand at 8:45.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Alliance Coming Out Day Panel
Tuesday, Oct. 11

Volleyball vs. Coe College
Wednesday, Oct. 12

Knight's Nite
Thursday, Oct. 13

Alumni Wing Feed
Thursday, Oct. 13

Men's Soccer vs. UW-Platteville
Friday, Oct. 14

Inauguration of Rebecca Neiduski
Friday, Oct. 14

Kastle Kapers
Friday, Oct. 14

Homecoming Parade
Saturday, Oct. 15

Renaissance Faire
Saturday, Oct. 15

Football vs. Nebraska Wesleyan
Saturday, Oct. 15

Wartburg Community Symphony 70th Anniversary Alumni Concert
Saturday, Oct. 15

Homecoming & Family Weekend Worship
Sunday, Oct. 16

Wartburg Choir Concert
Sunday, Oct. 16

Women's Soccer vs. Saint Benedict
Sunday, Oct. 16

Wind Ensemble Concert
Sunday, Oct. 16

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

Achievements and accomplishments
Students Halle Van Roekel, Rainy Kock, and Jacob Georgen published their research done with Dr. Sean T. Coleman in the American Society of Microbiology journal Microbiology Resource Announcements. The title of the research is "Genome Sequence and Characteristics of the Microbacterium foliorum Cluster EE Bacteriophage Burgy." The bacterial virus, the first identified at Wartburg, was named after Wartburg College by the students. The research was supported by the Wartburg Undergraduate Research Fund.

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

Women's & Men's Soccer
Tuesday, Oct. 11: Depart at 1:45 p.m. to Coe

Volleyball
Friday, Oct. 14: Depart at 2:30 p.m. to Loras

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAFSA can now be filed for 2023-24

The 2023-24 FAFSA is now available. Every student who will receive financial aid for the 2023-24 school year should submit one. The Financial Aid Office highly recommends using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to ensure correct 2021 tax information is used. Much of the information will carry over from your 2022-23 FAFSA, but Wartburg’s code is #001896 if you need to enter it again.

 

If you’re interested in a monthly payment plan for Winter Term, please contact the Business Office. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you would like to discuss loan options.

Noah Campus Health Clinic available for appointments

Noah Campus Health Clinic is an outpatient clinic on Wartburg's campus that can meet most health needs of students, faculty, staff, and immediate family members. Medical conditions that go beyond the scope of the clinic are referred to off-campus providers. Noah Campus Health Clinic is in Suite 1392 on the lower level of The W. You can make an appointment online or call 319-352-8436 to schedule one. Same-day appointments are often available.

Cash advance, bag requests due by Oct. 14
Please submit cash advance and cash bag requests for Fall Break and service trips to the Business Office no later than Oct. 14 to be ready for pickup by Oct. 27. Sooner is always appreciated.
Mail delivery unavailable Oct. 10
There will be no incoming or outgoing mail on Monday, Oct. 10, due to the federal holiday. Please note that Amazon deliveries and packages reported as “delivered” on Saturday, Oct. 8, by the shipper will not be available until Tuesday, Oct. 11. Please contact the Mail Center with questions.
Madlock, Faidley receive inaugural Ubuntu Awards

President Rebecca Neiduski bestowed the first Ubuntu Awards at the September presidential forum. The inaugural award for faculty went to Dr. LeAnn Faidley, and the staff award was given to Krystal Madlock. Congratulations to both!

Professional development slides now available

The slides from Dr. Caryn Riswold’s presentation at the September presidential forum, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Amidst White Supremacy Culture,” are now available on the Information Center under President’s Reports.

Small-group book discussions planned through Hearthside Project

The Hearthside Project offers faculty and students the unique opportunity to connect outside the formality of the classroom by reading and discussing a book together. Students receive their books free of charge. Reading groups consist of one book leader and three students. To apply, email the leader of the book you’re interested in discussing:

 

“An Academic Life: A Memoir” by Hanna Holborn Gray, led by Ruth Bahe-Jachna
“The Cellist of Sarajevo” by Steven Galloway, led by Scott Larson
“Under the Whispering Door” by TJ Klune, led by Penni Pier
“Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter” by J. Nozipo Maraire, led by Debora Johnson-Ross

 

Email Dr. Zak Montgomery with questions.

Submissions sought for The Castle
Wartburg College's literary magazine, The Castle, is now accepting submissions for its Winter 2023 edition. The deadline for submission is April 14, 2023. The Castle will accept graphic works, photography, and artworks of any medium as long as they are submitted electronically.
Apply now for Heritage Tour to Germany
A generous donor has once again made it possible for the college to sponsor a German Heritage Tour, which will be June 8-18, 2023. Up to 20 faculty and staff can participate in this exciting exploration of Germany and our heritage. Everyone is encouraged to apply regardless of their role at the college. Successful applicants will be asked to pay a $500 fee and will be responsible for the cost of their passport, personal insurance, some meals, and discretionary spending. Applications are due Oct. 21.
Review materials for references to Pathways
The Academic Resource Center would like to ask all faculty and staff to review their course and office materials to ensure any reference to Pathways has been removed. Career, vocation, and mentoring services are now available in the Student Success Center. Please avoid using the Pathways name moving forward to help prevent confusion.
Student Success Workshops available
The Academic Resource Center offers Student Success Workshops that take 20-30 minutes. Topics include ARC Overview, Academic Writing, Working with Groups, Time Management, Note Taking, Stress Management, and more. If you feel your students would benefit from these presentations, please email Molly Mundt or Q Richardson to set up a time.
Vogel Library publishes October newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes news about progress in hiring staff, a temporary closure of the archives, and an update on the reclassification of the 200s.

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