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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 17

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Oct. 17, 2022

Vote early on campus Oct. 25

An absentee satellite voting station will be opened in Saemann Student Center for the upcoming midterm elections from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. All eligible voters are encouraged to take advantage of this convenient early voting opportunity. If you are not registered to vote in Iowa, you can do so at the satellite station.


You'll need a Voter Verification Number to submit your in-person absentee ballot. For in-state students with a valid Iowa driver's license, this will be your Iowa driver's license number. If you are an out-of-state student or a student without a valid Iowa driver's license, you will need to request an Iowa Voter ID card from the Bremer County Auditor's office; email swolf@co.bremer.ia.us to make this request as soon as possible. The Iowa Voter ID card will have a PIN which will function as your Voter Verification Number.


Visit the Iowa VoterReady absentee website for more information.

Don’t miss your chance to get an Outfly T-shirt
Student Senate will table outside Mensa during lunch hours to sell the remaining Outfly T-shirts on Wednesday, Oct. 19; Friday, Oct. 21; and Tuesday, Oct. 25. The shirts will be $10 each. This is your last chance to get one!
State senate candidate to visit campus Oct. 20
Wartburg Democrats is sponsoring a local candidate panel in the McCoy Rooms starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Jenn Wolff, candidate for Iowa Senate District 29 and a Wartburg College graduate, will speak about running for office, improving student turnout, and taking on the challenges Iowans currently face. Wolff will be on the ballot in Waverly's elections, so this is a great opportunity to speak personally with your potential future representative in the Iowa Legislature and voice your own priorities.
Kelley to speak on Equal Rights Amendment
Join Waverly AAUW at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in Science Center 134 to learn more about the Equal Rights Amendment. Speaker Doris Kelley, chair of Iowa's 19th Amendment Centennial Committee, will talk about the history of the ERA, its current ratification status, and what can be done to move this important amendment forward. All are welcome; contact Kim Folkers for more info.
German Institute seeks funding pitches

The Executive Committee of the German Institute is pleased to announce a call for applications to support activities or endeavors related to the German language or Germany. In the past, the institute has funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff heritage tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad.


For 2022-23, a total of $2,000 is still available from external sources. Because these funds are limited, an application is required and funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for the full amount of available funds will most likely not be supported in full at this time. Applications are due Nov. 7. Awards will be announced no later than Nov. 21. Direct all questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.

Wartburg Dems plan Sip and Paint event
Wartburg Democrats will hold a Sip and Paint event open to all students from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in WBC 215. This is an opportunity to destress, register to vote in the midterm elections, and paint campaign signs for local candidates. Members of Bremer County Democrats and RAE (Raising Awareness for Equity) will be in attendance; painting supplies and refreshments will be provided for free.
Cast your vote for Study Away Photo Contest
Vote now for your favorite Study Away Photo Contest entry. Submissions are on display in the second floor of Luther Hall. Voting closes Oct. 24.
Service Trips offers baby-sitting as fundraiser

Service Trips is raising money for their upcoming Fall Break trips by hosting Parents Night Out. Register your children and have a night off while supporting student-led service trips. Parents Night Out runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in The W. Cost is $25 per child and $10 per additional child for the entire night. All money raised goes directly towards making a difference during the trip to Lake of the Ozarks.

Scholarships available for fellowship, U.K. studies

Looking for summer plans? Spend it studying in the U.K, supported by the Fulbright Summer Institute. The program is for academically engaged U.S. undergrads with little or no international experience.


If you’re a soon-to-be graduate and a U.S. citizen with experience and commitment to social change and youth service, consider the two-year paid FAO Schwarz Fellowship.


Email Kathleen Sihler by early November for more info about either program.

Annual safety report released
The 2021-22 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report has been released. This required report contains crime statistics from 2019 through 2021 and addresses the college’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, such as responding to emergency situations and reporting sexual misconduct. Additionally, the report contains information related to fire safety. You can request a paper copy in the Campus Security Office in Saemann Student Center.


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. 17: Laura Davis
Wednesday, Oct. 19: Rebecca Baird
Friday, Oct. 21: Megan Bywater, Senior Chapel

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 Chapel Commons (lower level), with snacks served beforehand at 8:45.


Exploring Majors Week
Monday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 21

Jo-Yo Journaling & Yoga Workshop
Monday, Oct. 17

ITS Open House
Tuesday, Oct. 18

Volleyball vs. University of Northwestern
Tuesday, Oct. 18

Murder Mystery Dinner & Show
Tuesday, Oct. 18

PRSSA Resume Workshop
Tuesday, Oct. 18

Instructors' D/F Reports Due
Wednesday, Oct. 19

Midterms Due
Wednesday, Oct. 19

Faculty/Staff Flu Shot Clinic
Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 20

Women's & Men's Soccer vs. Luther
Wednesday, Oct. 19

Keep on Learning:
Cemeteries, Our "Silent Cities"

Thursday, Oct. 20

Student Flu Shot Clinic
Thursday, Oct. 20

1st Seven-Week Courses End
Friday, Oct. 21

Women's & Men's Soccer
vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

Saturday, Oct. 22

Service Trips' Parents Night Out
Saturday, Oct. 22

Wartburg Chess Club
Saturday, Oct. 22


New arrivals
Roland Egos, retail associate, The Den, 9/19/22
Kendra Leonard, part-time security officer, 9/19/22
Ryan Rogers, general maintenance staff, 9/26/22
Fred Green, general maintenance staff, The W, 9/26/22
Taylor Alexander, general maintenance staff, 10/3/22
Steve Hansen, cleaning staff, 10/3/22
Promotions and new job titles
Rebecca Nederhiser, assistant professor of music, 9/1/22
Barbara Ashton, assistant professor of music therapy, 9/1/22
Eric Sommermeyer, associate professor of accounting, 9/1/22
Krystal Madlock, associate dean for inclusive community, 10/1/22
Retirements and departures
Jordan Bancroft, director of annual giving, 9/22/22
Sheree Covert, registrar, 9/28/22
Claire Quelle, graphic designer, 10/7/22
Achievements and accomplishments

Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, associate professor of religion, was a moderator at “How Buddhism Can Help Reshape a Better Post-COVID World?" and a panelist at “End Racism. Building Peace” at the Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizens 2022 on Oct. 8.


Michael Jensen '96, a former instructor of vocal music, passed away Sept. 30 from brain cancer. Services will be 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Crosspoint Church, with a celebration to follow at Kohlmann Park. Our sympathies are with his family, his former students, and all those who mourn his loss. See Michael's obituary.


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!
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.

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.
TIAA offers live webinar on finances

TIAA is offering a live webinar:


“Social Security considerations,” 2 p.m. Oct. 19.


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

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.
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.


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