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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Dec. 5

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Dec. 5, 2022

Football notches record win, advances to semifinal

Wartburg defeated Aurora University 47-15 on Saturday in the NCAA football quarterfinals. The undefeated Knights will travel to face Mount Union at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. This marks the first time the Knights have advanced to the semifinal round in program history. Read more about their record victory on go-knights.net.

Browse Christmas with Wartburg photos
Kudos to everyone involved with 2022’s Christmas with Wartburg performances! Our photo gallery of the “Night of Wonder” production is now live with almost 300 pictures — you’re sure to recognize a face or two.
Business Office sets deadlines for break
The deadline to submit invoices, payment vouchers, cash advances, and reimbursements to the Business Office for payment to go out before the holiday break is 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Submit these items by noon Friday, Dec. 23, for payment Friday, Jan. 6.
Ubuntu Center engineer to speak at MSCP seminar
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics (MCSP) Department Seminar will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Science Center 134. Alex Jenson, P.E. '15, a mechanical engineer with Modus Engineering, will present “Breathing New Life Into a Historic Place: The Mechanical Engineering Design Behind the Ubuntu Center Renovation.” All are invited to hear his presentation.
Amazon deliveries likely delayed all month
Amazon deliveries to campus are experiencing delays further up the shipping chain, and delays are expected to continue the rest of the month. The Mail Center advises the campus community to take these delays into account when placing orders to be delivered to campus. Most Amazon packages cannot be forwarded and will need to be reshipped at further cost to the individual if they need to be sent to a different address. Please email kory.figura@wartburg.edu with questions.
S.A.F.E. sets cookie decoration, ornament crafting event

Join S.A.F.E. for cookie decorating and ornament making! This event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 in Grossman Classroom 131. Please RSVP so the group can get a count of how many ornaments and cookies are needed. Email safe@wartburg.edu with questions.

Professional development slides available
Alonzo Kelly’s presentation slides from the Nov. 29 presidential forum are now posted on the InfoCenter under President's Reports. If you would like to see the video recording of the session, email janeen.stewart@wartburg.edu.

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/events:
Monday, Dec. 5: Advent Chapel with Holden Evening Prayer
Wednesday, Dec. 7: The Rev. Halcyon Bjornstad
Friday, Dec. 9: Victoria Dietz, Senior Chapel

Each month will have a prayer focus. In December, please join us in praying for the departments of music, religion, and philosophy; all music ensembles; conference and event staff; the Noah Campus Health Clinic; the Ticket Office; and all second-year students.
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

Arts & Crafts Night
Wednesday, Dec. 7

Alliance Pajama Party
Thursday, Dec. 8

Open Mic Night
Thursday, Dec. 8

Fall Term Classes End
Friday, Dec. 9

Women's & Men's Basketball vs. Simpson
Saturday, Dec. 10

Wartburg Community Symphony Concert
Saturday, Dec. 10

Fall Chess Championship
Saturday, Dec. 10

December Commencement
Sunday, Dec. 11

Final Exams Begin
Monday, Dec. 12

Ornament Decorating
Monday, Dec. 12

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

New arrivals
Cynthia Hendrickson, registrar support specialist, 11/1/22
Brooke Tudor, cook, 11/30/22
Promotions and new job titles
Lindsey Leonard, associate dean of students for community life, 11/1/22
Achievements and accomplishments
The Rev. Dr. Kristin J. Wendland presented her paper, “The Parent-Child Motif in Lamentations 4:1-10,” in the Biblical Hebrew Poetry section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, which occurred Nov. 21-24.
Andrew Szarejko, assistant professor of political science, attended the International Studies Association's Midwest Annual Conference in St. Louis from Nov. 18-20. He presented a paper, "Learning Counterinsurgency: America's Indian Wars and the Occupation of the Philippines," and he chaired an author-meets-critics roundtable on a recent book, “Beyond the Wire: U.S. Military Deployments and Host Country Public Opinion.”
IINspire sent computer science major Isiana Carr-Coleman to the AfroTech conference in Austin, Texas, in November. AfroTech is the largest Black tech conference of the year with programming on emerging trends, networking opportunities with industry leaders, and conversations with top tech recruiters.
Dr. Tammy Faux, professor of social work, was elected to a three-year term as a program director for the board of the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors. A national association, BPD represents the interests of undergraduate education and practice in social work.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Late Knight Study Breakfast volunteers needed
Faculty and staff are invited to help serve breakfast to students Sunday, Dec. 11, in advance of finals. Volunteers will need to report to the Mensa by 9:40 p.m. Please contact Chris Fosselman by email or at 319-352-8303 to sign up.
Wartburg Store plans Christmas sale

The Wartburg Store will hold a 5 Days of Christmas Sale from Dec. 5-9 with 20 percent off select items each day:

Day 1, crew necks and hoodies
Day 2, games, drinkware and Julia Gash
Day 3, blankets and quilts
Day 4, stocking hates, caps, scarves, and socks
Day 5, family and pet items

These discounts are available in store and online at www.wartburgstore.com.

Chess club sets championship tournament
The Wartburg Chess Club is holding its Fall Championship 2022 from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10. All chess players are welcome to register and compete; email Dr. Allen to enter.
Deadline nears for symphony art competition
Submissions for the joint art competition held by the Wartburg Community Symphony and the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery must be submitted by Dec. 12-13. 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. Email gallerydirector@wartburg.edu with questions.
‘Blue’ artist to speak at closing reception
The Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery will host a closing reception and gallery talk featuring Rachel Moser, the artist behind current exhibit “Where It Used to Be Blue.” The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15, with the talk starting at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The entrance to the gallery can be found in the main lobby of the Bachmann Fine Arts Center.
Apply to study abroad before Jan. 15
Thinking about studying abroad next academic year? There is still time this term for conversation and advising with Kathleen Sihler, study away coordinator, before the Jan. 15 application deadline. Email Kathleen now at kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu.
Achievements and accomplishments

Dr. Kuni Terasawa, associate professor of religion, reported "A Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in East Asia in Relationship to the U.S." as an international adviser and a member of the board in the Society of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue at the American Academy of Religion in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 18.

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