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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Nov. 21

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Nov. 21, 2022

Due to Thanksgiving Break, please submit items for the Nov. 28 edition of Juice on or before Tuesday, Nov. 22. Thank you, and safe travels over the holiday!
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If your organization has an event, publicize it by submitting it to the Campus Calendar. Items on the calendar display on the Info Center and on digital screens across campus. You can submit events from the Info Center or you can always find the link at the bottom of each Juice.
Dining hours change for holiday break

Dining locations on campus will have altered hours on Wednesday, Nov. 23, due to Thanksgiving Break:

 

Mensa lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mensa dinner: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Den: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Konditorei: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Zesty Orange: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

All dining locations will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. The Zesty Orange will resume normal hours Saturday, Nov. 26, and the Mensa will reopen as usual for dinner Sunday, Nov. 27. The Den and Konditorei will reopen Monday, Nov. 28.

Football, cross country teams post big results

Wartburg's football team defeated UW-La Crosse in the first round of the NCAA playoffs this weekend and will advance to the second round. The Knights will take on Saint John's University at noon Saturday in Collegeville, Minn. Best of luck to the team!

 

The men's cross country team took second place at the NCAA Championships, the team's highest-ever finish, while the women's team placed third. Christopher Collet, Jacob Green, Connor Lancial, Aubrie Fisher, Lexi Brown, Ellie Meyer, and Shaelyn Hostager were named All-American, which is a record number for both programs. Congrats!

Federal Reserve official to speak via Zoom
Dr. William R. Emmons of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will present "How Will Inflation End? Three Scenarios" at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, via Zoom. Emmons, lead economist in the Division of Supervision, Credit and Learning, will address the Fed's current policy dilemma: fighting inflation vs. falling into a recession. The presentation is part of the James Leach Chair Public Lecture Series by the Department of Business Administration.
Pickleball tournament planned
Wartburg Intramurals is putting together a pickleball tournament. It will take place after Thanksgiving Break on Tuesday and Thursday nights from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9. Games will be from 7-9 p.m. Grab a partner and sign up — the champion duo will receive a prize! Email Belle Dietrich at annabella.dietrich@wartburg.edu with questions.
SALSA schedules holiday celebration
SALSA invites everyone to Noche Buena, a holiday celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Chapel Commons. An optional gift exchange will be held; please sign up if you plan to participate.
United Way seeks your support
As a reminder, the Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way and Wartburg College are currently partnering in our United Way campaign. You can set up a payroll deduction or make an outright gift online. You can also give via Venmo @WSRUnitedway or mail a donation to P.O. Box 271, Waverly, IA 50677. Your donations stay in the community through agency funding and direct service such as summer meal, school supply, holiday assistance, and coat programs that help hundreds of local families each year.
Set up payroll deduction by Dec. 16 to enter drawing
Don’t forget to set up a payroll deduction to Wartburg by Dec. 16 for the chance to win prizes. You can pick any amount toward designations of your choosing and can adjust your deduction at any time. Those who set up a new deduction of $5 or more, increase their current deduction by any amount, or designate their support toward a scholarship will be entered in a drawing. One staff member will win eight hours of paid time off, while one faculty member will win a reserved parking spot of their choosing for Winter Term. Email Bethany Brooks at bethany.brooks@wartburg.edu with questions.
MLK day of service planned

Mark your calendars for Jan. 16 to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Class schedules will be shortened to give students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to serve on campus and off. Watch the Juice, social media, and campus bulletin boards for more information.

 

You can help in advance by donating unwanted T-shirts for campus service projects. Collection bins will be located near the Info Desk and the Student Success Center starting Monday, Nov. 28.

Wartburg Store celebrates athletics with sale
The Wartburg Store is celebrating our awesome football, soccer, and cross country teams with 10 percent off team T-shirts and hats through Tuesday, Nov. 22. Show your support for our amazing student-athletes by stopping in and making a purchase today! Ten percent will be taken off at the register and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

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 programs:
Monday, Nov. 21: Trans Day of Remembrance

 

No Chapel or Sanctuary will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, or Friday, Nov. 25, due to Thanksgiving Break.

 

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Women's & Men's Basketball vs. Dubuque
Tuesday, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Break
1:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 27

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Christine DeVries, associate professor of chemistry; Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross, dean of the faculty; and Dr. Caryn Riswold, professor of religion, attended the 32nd National Conference of the Lilly Fellows Program Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities. The conference and workshop for senior administrators had the theme "Implicit Racial Bias and the Academy" and was held Oct. 27-30 at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.  
IINspire sent two students and an alumnus to the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists conference in Anaheim, Calif., from Nov. 10-12. Carrington Bush, a fifth-year neuroscience, psychology, and history major, presented a poster titled "Effects of Induced Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries on Working and Spatial Memory in Mice," a research project she conducted last year with Caylee Garcia '22, Grace Roseen '22, Missy Shockley '22, and Dr. Eric Emmons, professor of biology. Joseline Robles Rosales, a fifth-year neuroscience and Spanish major, presented a poster titled "Effect of Maternal Parity on Cognition of Mus Musculus Pups," a project she completed last year with Autumn Derifield '22, Spencer Dodgen '22, and Dr. Samantha Larimer Bousquet, professor of biology. Jaylen McBride ’22, area coordinator for Manors, Knights Village, and The Residence, attended the conference as a Wartburg IINspire Leadership Team representative. Travel was supported by IINspire.

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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.

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.
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.
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.

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