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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Dec. 12

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Dec. 12, 2022

This is the last regularly scheduled Juice for Fall Term. Additional emails will be sent as needed over the break, with regular editions resuming Monday, Jan. 9. Good luck with finals, and happy holidays!

Mail Center announces break hours

From now until Winter Term, the Mail Center will be open:

 

Dec. 12-15: Regular hours (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — this is also the last recommended date for mailing items due by Christmas
Dec. 19-23: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dec.24-Jan. 3: Closed — packages and mail will be held in the Mail Center or made accessible to residents who remain on campus
Jan. 3-6: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan. 9: Resume regular hours

 

Depending on space, the Mail Center may open Sunday, Jan. 8, during the dinner hour or 8 a.m. Jan. 9 to encourage pickup of textbooks for Winter Term. Packages and mail will not be forwarded during the break. Please email mailroom@wartburg.edu with requests or concerns.

Football team breaks records in season finale
The Wartburg football team's season came to an end Saturday in the NCAA semifinals, the furthest run the program has ever made at the national championship. The team broke a number of long-standing records during the game. Congratulations to all the players and coaches, and thank you to all the fans for your support!
Business, Financial Aid set open house
The Wartburg College Business and Financial Aid offices will hold a holiday open house today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Luther Hall 212. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to stop by to enjoy treats and hot apple cider as a token of appreciation for all you do!
Incomplete grade forms due Dec. 15

Please remind your students that an incomplete grade is not valid unless it is supported by a Request for Incomplete Grade form. Submission is due before 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The completion of the form should be initiated by the student to confirm that the student and instructor have been in communication regarding the incomplete grade policy.

 

The form can be found in the Forms section of My.Wartburg or in the Registrar’s Office. Any incomplete grade submitted by the instructor without support of the form will be changed to an F. Incomplete grades should only be issued for students who are passing the course when final grades are due. With permission from the registrar, instructors can complete the form for a student whose circumstances prevent them from submitting the form. Please note that the form is encouraged, but not required, for internships, field experiences, or study abroad courses.

MLK Day of Service scheduled

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, follow @knightswhoserve on Instagram and Facebook, and check out campus bulletin boards for more information.

 

Please continue to donate unwanted T-shirts for campus service projects. Collection bins will be located near the Info Desk and the Student Success Center.

Year-end gifts due by Dec. 31

Please consider including Wartburg in your charitable gift plans during this Christmas season. Gifts of any size may be made to the Annual Fund or restricted to a specific academic department, scholarship fund, or co-curricular program of your choice.

To make a gift online, please visit www.wartburg.edu/give. The Development Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, for anyone wishing to drop off year-end contributions. For donations to count in this calendar year, credit card gifts must be processed by Dec. 31 and checks must be mailed with a postmark of Dec. 31 or earlier.

Vogel Library publishes December newsletter

The latest edition of The Searching Squirrel, Vogel Library’s newsletter, is now available. It includes news about full website access to the Chronicle of Higher Education, upcoming changes in library hours, and planning ahead for Winter Term 2023.

Set up payroll deduction to enter drawings

This is the last week to set up payroll deduction and be entered to win 8 hours of PTO (staff) or a reserved parking spot (faculty). 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. Payroll deduction can be set up online for the amount and designation of your choosing.

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.

 

Chapel services will resume Jan. 9.

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

Final Exams
Monday, Dec. 12, through Thursday, Dec. 15

Business & Financial Aid Open House
Monday, Dec. 12

ETK Ornament Decorating
Monday, Dec. 12

Gallery Talk/Closing Reception
Thursday, Dec. 15

Fall Term Grades Due
Monday, Dec. 19

Meal for Students Staying on Campus
Tuesday, Dec. 27

Women's Basketball:
Wartburg Holiday Tournament

Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30

Men's Basketball vs. Cornell
Saturday, Dec. 31

Men's & Women's Basketball vs. Central
Wednesday, Jan. 4

Faculty Workshop
Friday, Jan. 6

Registration
Friday, Jan. 6

Track & Field Alumni Meet/Open Practice
Saturday, Jan. 7

Winter Term Classes Begin
Monday, Jan. 9

PROFESSIONAL NEWS

Achievements and accomplishments
On Nov. 22, Dr. Karolina Achirri organized and conducted a Culture and Diversity Conference for sixth-graders at W-SR Middle School. While Dr. Achirri gave keynotes that day, students from her classes volunteered to carry out practical diversity- and culture-related activities with the middle-schoolers during breakout sessions.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.
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.
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.
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.
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