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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Nov. 14

See what's happening on campus this week.

Nov. 11, 2022

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Alonzo Kelly to speak at next Presidential Forum
Alonzo Kelly, a professor, best-selling author, and expert on strategic thinking, will be the featured speaker at the Presidential Forum at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the St. Elizabeth and Heritage rooms. In his presentation, “Creating a Culture Where Everyone Feels They Belong,” Kelly will encourage participants to be courageous as he helps them explore the impact of their experiences on their ability to form authentic partnerships and relationships. Through conversation, participants will apply their lived experiences and knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics to address issues in ways that are consistent with the college’s mission and vision. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
St. Elizabeth Week events planned

In honor of St. Elizabeth, who devoted her life to service in the 13th century, the campus community devotes a week in November to focus on service. Planned events include:


Buy a Rose for a Friend, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday
Games & Appetizers, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, McCoy Rooms
Saint Elizabeth Chapel Service, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Wartburg Chapel
Cans for a Cause, Friday and Saturday, Basketball Tournament at Levick Arena
Grilled Cheese Night, 11:30 p.m. Saturday to 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Outside the Konditorei
Football wins conference title, cross country headed to nationals

The Wartburg football team finished the regular season undefeated and claimed the American Rivers Conference title with a 19-14 victory over Coe on Saturday. The team will play the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse at noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at Walston-Hoover Stadium in the first round of the NCAA playoffs.


In other sports news, the women's cross country team won the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship and received an automatic bid to the national championships this weekend in East Lansing, Mich. The men's team placed second and received an at-large bid.


The women's soccer team won its first-round game in the NCAA tournament over Grinnell but lost in the second round to Washington University in St. Louis.


Congratulations to all our student-athletes on their successes!

Win pizza on National Philanthropy Day
The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office will table in the Student Center on National Philanthropy Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 15. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer philanthropy trivia questions, spin the prize wheel, and enter to win BOGO Pizza Ranch for a year!
Symphony, gallery hold joint art competition

The Wartburg Community Symphony and the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery have paired up to host an art competition in honor of the symphony’s 70th anniversary. All artists in high school and beyond are encouraged to submit a group of four artworks inspired by the birds in Ottorino Respighi’s orchestral suite “The Birds.” The four featured birds are the dove, the hen, the nightingale, and the cuckoo.


Winners will receive a cash prize and have their artwork projected during the symphony’s “Music Takes Flight” concert in February. Submissions are due to Wartburg’s Music Office on Dec. 12-13. Learn more about the competition or listen to “The Birds.” Email gallerydirector@wartburg.edu with questions.

Summer housing, meal rates set
Students needing summer housing will live in Founders Hall. The rates for each 5-week summer session: single housing, $1,200; double, $800; triple, $750; and quad, $700. Double these prices if attending both summer sessions. All rates include a 25 Any Meal Plan.
Gifts needed for Holiday Shoppe

The Department of Social Work and the Waverly-Shell Rock United Way have partnered to put on Holiday Shoppe 2022. Holiday Shoppe allows local families who are in need to pick out gifts for children in their household. Holiday Shoppe Christmas trees are set up around campus with tags suggesting gifts for children. Pick one up today and bring back the presents by Monday, Nov. 28. You may also donate cash online. Please contact the Department of Social Work with questions.

Info session set for Davis Projects for Peace

An informational session for the 2023 Davis Projects for Peace applications will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Hub for undergraduate students who want to apply. The Davis Projects for Peace organization will provide support for grassroots projects across the globe in summer 2023 that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. One project from Wartburg that is creative, engaging, meaningful, measurable, and sustainable is eligible to receive a $10,000 award. At this session, you can learn more about the requirements for applications, which are due Jan. 11.

Engineer to discuss Ubuntu Center at MCSP seminar
The next Department of Math, Computer Science & Physics Seminar will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Science Center 134. The featured speaker will be 2015 graduate Alex Jenson, P.E., a mechanical engineer with Modus Engineering. He will discuss the engineering behind the renovation of the Ubuntu Center (formerly the Centennial Complex) in “Breathing New Life Into a Historic Place: The Mechanical Engineering Design Behind the Ubuntu Center Renovation.” All are invited to hear his presentation.
ASA to screen ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’
The Asian Student Association will present a Japanese movie night at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Clinton Theater. “Kiki's Delivery Service” tells the story of a young witch who moves to a new town and uses her flying ability to earn a living. The movie portrays the gulf between independence and reliance in teenage Japanese girls. Japanese snacks and drinks will be served.
Dance Marathon to collect change, donations
Starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, Dance Marathon participants will collect spare change or donations for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital from departments across campus. Last year, more than $50,000 was raised on WCDM’s Fall Push Day. Help this organization reach its goal and make a difference by changing kids’ health.
Vogel Library publishes November newsletter
The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes news about the new library director and college librarian, adding a librarian to your course on Canvas, and a congratulations to Dennis Goodyear on receiving a Spirit of Ubuntu Award.
Green competing in online contest
Vicky Green is a nominee for FabOver40 and can win $40,000 through online voting. If she wins, she plans to donate some of the money to Security to purchase a new motorized cart. You can vote for free once each day until the Dec. 15 deadline.
Financial Aid, Business offices install drop box

The Financial Aid and Business offices have installed a secure drop box outside the office’s main entrance, Luther Hall 212, for your convenience. Students, faculty, and staff may use the drop box to submit Financial Aid Office or Business Office forms throughout the day or after office hours. Submissions will be processed the first business day after being dropped off.


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, Nov. 14: The Rev. Halcyon Bjornstad
Wednesday, Nov. 16: St. Elizabeth Chapel
Friday, Nov. 18: Joshua Hamlyn, Senior Chapel

Each month will have a prayer focus. In November, please join us in praying for the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies; Global and Multicultural Studies; the Center for Community Engagement; diversity programs; the Development Office; the Institute for Leadership Education; and International Student Services.
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.


Business Visit Day
Monday, Nov. 14

STEM Visit Day
Monday, Nov. 14

Brass Chamber Recital
Tuesday, Nov. 15

Sip 'N' Paint/Roast
Wednesday, Nov. 16

Women's Basketball vs. Cornell
Wednesday, Nov. 16

2nd Seven-Week Course:
Last Day to Declare P/D/F

Friday, Nov. 18

Men's Basketball: Buzz Levick Tournament
Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19

Wartburg Chess Club
Saturday, Nov. 19

Knights at Night
Sunday, Nov. 20


Men's Basketball
Tuesday, Nov. 15: Depart at 3:30 p.m. to Grinnell

Cross Country
Wednesday, Nov. 16: Depart at 3 p.m. to Lansing, Mich., for Nationals

Friday, Nov. 18: Depart at 1 p.m. to Mequon, Minn.


Railroad shot wins photo contest

Congratulations to this year's Study Away Photo Contest winners:


Ryleigh Parrack, “Georgetown Loop Railroad,” first place
Irelynn McMurphy, “Morning in Ponte Maceiras,” second place and online popular vote
Megan McGuigan, “New Horizons,” third place


Thanks to all participants, voters, and the judging panel! The three winning entries will be displayed later this fall on campus.

Decorate a tree for Festival of Trees
The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of Wartburg’s Classroom Technology Center from Dec. 1-13. If your office, academic department, or group/organization would like to decorate a Christmas tree to display, please sign up by Friday, Nov. 18. Contact Beth Sinnwell with questions. The festival is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year. There is no entry fee or admission charge.
Encourage alumni to keep in touch
The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office reminds employees to encourage alumni to notify the college of life updates (milestones, job changes, etc.) and address changes through the form at https://www.wartburg.edu/update-our-records.
Castle literary magazine seeks submissions, staff

The Castle is accepting creative works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or visual art from any student, faculty, or staff for publication in its next issue. Email submissions to katie.claman@wartburg.edu by Dec. 9.


The Castle is also looking for anyone interested in joining its fun, low-commitment team of editors and writers to help promote works created on campus. Email katie.claman@wartburg.edu or amy.nolan@wartburg.edu if interested.

Nominate grads for Young Alumni Award by Nov. 15
The Wartburg College Young Alumni Award is awarded to recent graduates who have shown ability to live out the four pillars of the Wartburg College mission statement — leadership, service, faith, and learning — both personally and professionally. Nominations that are particularly strong in one or two of the pillars will warrant consideration, but those who are strong in all four areas will have the greatest chance of selection. Nominations for the Young Alumni Award are due by Nov. 15. Graduates from the classes of 2008 to 2022 are eligible for this award. Supporting documents are due by Dec. 1 to be considered during selection this year.
Return unwanted campus mail envelopes
If you have campus mail envelopes cluttering your office, please feel free to band unwanted ones or mark out the prior delivery name and put them in your outgoing mail location for pickup. Mail Center staff would like to remind those using campus mail to please address by name and department, not building or room number. Please also remember to cross out any prior names on both sides of the envelope before sending campus mail. Please contact the Mail Center with any questions or clarifications.
Invoice deadline shifts due to Thanksgiving holiday
The deadline for payable invoices, reimbursements, and vouchers will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, for payment on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Invoices, reimbursements, and vouchers will need to be submitted by 4 p.m. Nov. 23 to be paid the following Friday, Dec. 2, due to the Business Office being closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 24-25. The regular accounts payable schedule resumes Friday, Dec. 2. Invoices submitted by 4 p.m. will be processed for payment the following Friday, Dec. 9.
New arrivals
Steve Hansen, cleaning staff, 10/3/22
Sara Soldwisch, cleaning staff, 10/17/22
Ethan Gibbons, part-time security officer, 10/17/22
Sarah Voels, director of the Vogel Library, 10/24/22
Cynthia Hendrickson, registrar support specialist, 11/1/22
Promotions and new job titles
Krystal Madlock, associate dean for inclusive community, 10/1/22
Andrew Nolte, interim head bowling coach, 10/10/22
Sherri Gabbard, interim Wartburg Store manager, 10/21/22
Lindsey Leonard, associate dean of students for community life, 11/1/22
Retirements and departures
Claire Quelle, graphic designer, 10/7/22
Kevin Walker, head bowling coach, 10/10/22
Mishelle O'Brien, interim Wartburg Store manager, 10/21/22
Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, published the article “A Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in Hong Kong and South Korea and the Future of Asia" in the Journal of Japan Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies, October 2022.


Dr. Cole Davidson, assistant professor of biology, published the article “Inhibition of Glycogen Metabolism Induces Reactive Oxygen Species-Dependent Cytotoxicity in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer in Female Mice” in the most recent issue of Endocrinology.

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