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The Juice - May 22

See what's happening on campus this week.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Editor’s note: This will be the last scheduled Juice of the 2022-23 academic year. (How time flies!) Congratulations to all our graduates this weekend — we know you’re headed out to do great things in the world and can’t wait to follow along. Don’t forget to tell us about your big milestones!


Institutional Research launches My Students report

Tired of having to ask for data on your students? The Institutional Research and Effectiveness Office (IRE) is working on a self-service solution for that, called the My Students report on the IRE page in the Info Center.


The report is structured around the concept of relationships held with students, and when you meet one of the available relationships, you'll see a list of those students. Relationship types currently available are Advisor, Club Sponsor, Department Chair, and Instructor. Direct any questions to ir@wartburg.edu.

Donate unwanted supplies when moving out

Please donate your used-but-not-used-up school supplies to the Wartburg College Reuse(d) Store. Bins will be located in the Clinton Hall and Ubuntu Center RA offices for unwanted school supplies, cookware, dishware, bed risers, minifridges, microwaves, and other supplies. Donated items will be made available free of charge to anyone who needs them in the Student Life suite and on the mobile cart. Please email sustainability@wartburg.edu or Marissa Gates at marissa.gates@wartburg.edu with questions.

Shuttle rides available to airports, bus stations

Any students needing to travel to regional airports and bus stations are encouraged to sign up for the end-of-year shuttle. Register online or email isabel.robbins@wartburg.edu.

Additional bulletin board added in Vogel Library
A bulletin board has been installed on the second floor of Vogel Library in the print nook by the circulation desk. When printing posters for campus boards, you will now need 16 copies to have one for each.
Thank you for helping beautify campus
Knights Who Serve says thank you to everyone who participated in May Day of Service!
Encourage alumni, recent grads to keep us informed
The Alumni & Parent Engagement Office reminds employees to encourage alumni and recent graduates to notify the college of life updates (milestones, job changes, etc.) and address changes through our online form.
Submissions still sought for next Castle

There is still time to submit your writing or artwork to The Castle. The Castle accepts all pieces of creative work from final projects, past works, or short snippets of a larger project. Submit online or email katie.claman@wartburg.edu.

Process changes for driving college vehicles

To be approved to drive a vehicle for Wartburg, drivers will now be required to personally visit the Security Office and present their valid driver's license to reduce the risk of identity theft. To request a college vehicle, please continue using the online form. Thank you for your cooperation!

On-campus summer positions available for student workers

There are open student worker positions across campus, including these roles for the upcoming summer:


Digital Print Center Operator: The Print Center is looking for an individual who is seeking to expand their skill sets and interested in experiencing what it takes to produce a project in a commercial printshop. Work hours would be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Admissions Ambassador: The Admissions team is seeking students that have a vast knowledge and enthusiasm for Wartburg to welcome and interact with prospective students and families during the summer. Duties will include scheduling on-campus visits and appointments, providing campus tours, and preparing mailings and other literature.
The W Welcome Desk Attendant: Develop your customer service skills by joining the Welcome Desk staff at The W. Duties include greeting and checking in members, checking out equipment, enrolling patrons in recreational classes and programs, and answering guest questions.


Apply on Handshake.

Title IX training planned for August
Be on the lookout for Title IX training coming in August. If you have any questions regarding Title IX, contact Title IX Coordinator Karen Thalacker. Look for updates on Title IX in future HR newsletters.



Deadline: Senior Pig Roast Registration

4:30 p.m., online

Mortarboard Decoration

7 p.m., McCoy Rooms

May graduates, join ETK to decorate your mortarboards with provided supplies like washi tape, silk flowers, puff paint, beads, and more.

Rosenchor Spring Concert

7 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

Rosenchor is proud to present “Cultivating a Legacy,” a night of unique and empowering music the ensemble has been working hard on all year.

May Term Classes End

3 p.m.


Unity Stole Ceremony

3:30 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

This event is being planned by Associate Dean for Inclusive Community Krystal Madlock and will include the stoling of students by select faculty and staff. Students will choose stoles that best represent their affiliations and diversity, and faculty and staff are welcome to attend.


Chemistry Club Fundraising Event

5 to 7 p.m., Campus Mall near Old Main

The Wartburg Chemistry Club will sell root beer floats, beaker mugs, and limited-edition beaker shot glasses. There will also be lawn games for entertainment.


8:15 p.m., outside the Chapel

Sanctuary is a casual service where all are welcome to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy weeks. This is the final Sanctuary for the year, and it will be a sending service. Fellowship will be held after. Rain location is Chapel Commons.

May Term Finals

Board of Regents on Campus


MA in Leadership Informational Webinar

Noon, virtual event

Learn more about the structure, courses, application process, and financial considerations of our M.A. in Leadership program. Wartburg alumni are eligible for a 20% scholarship. Unable to attend? Email Dr. Michael Gleason at michael.gleason@wartburg.edu.


If you have someone in mind who would be a great fit for this program, consider nominating eligible students!

Senior Pig Roast

6 p.m., Walston-Hoover Stadium

Please register by 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 22, and pick your ticket up from the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office (under the orange awning by the fountain). Enter the event at the main ticket booth on the west side of the stadium.


MA in Leadership Informational Webinar

7 p.m., virtual event

See noon session for event details.

Class of 1973 50-Year Reunion

Board of Regents on Campus

May Term Grades Due

4 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Reception with Board of Regents

4 to 5 p.m., Heritage Room

May Term Band Concert

5 p.m., Campus Mall


8 a.m., Knights Ballroom

Faculty and staff with anniversary milestones, those who have won awards this year, and those who are retiring will be recognized. Buffet breakfast begins at 8 a.m., with the program at 8:30.

Class of 1973 50-Year Reunion

Board of Regents on Campus

Master’s Degree Hooding Ceremony

3 p.m., Wartburg Chapel

Students who have completed the MA in Leadership requirements will receive their academic hoods, an important component of regalia they will wear to Commencement. This is a momentous occasion for our graduates and for Wartburg as we celebrate our first awarded master’s degrees in leadership. You are invited to attend this event, which will also be livestreamed on Knight Vision. Email michael.gleason@wartburg.edu with questions.

Blessing of the Seniors

6 p.m., Wartburg Chapel




10:30 a.m., Hoover Track & Fieldhouse (also livestreamed)



Informational Luncheon for Employees on M.A. in Leadership

11 a.m., McCoy East

Learn more about Wartburg’s M.A. in Leadership program from President Neiduski, Dean Johnson-Ross, and several staff members who recently earned their degrees. Information on financing, curriculum, and applying will be provided — don’t forget employees receive a 10% tuition discount. RSVP to michael.gleason@wartbug.edu by end of the day Thursday, June 1. If you can’t attend but are interested in learning more, please email Michael.


Achievements and accomplishments
Dr. Amy J. Pilcher has passed the CSCA exam through the Institute of Managerial Accounting and is now certified in strategy and competitive analysis. Pilcher has also been invited to be a member of the ACPA Assessment Institute Faculty and will attend the ACPA Assessment Institute in Chicago from June 20-23 to teach three courses on ethics and data reporting.
Dennis Goodyear, library technical services supervisor, and Meredith Borchardt, circulation and student employment supervisor, will present "Revising the Dewey 200s for Improved Access" at the Iowa Library Association chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries annual conference May 25. The talk describes the yearlong process of redistributing print religious resources to be more inclusive and equitable.
Jane Pinkowski was a semifinalist for both the Fulbright English Teaching Award to Spain and the Critical Language Summer Scholarship to study Portuguese in Brazil.
Maeve Dunne received a Fulbright English Teaching Award and will serve as a classroom teaching assistant and cultural ambassador in Taiwan for 2023-24.
Paul Zelle received a $5,000 Rossing Physics Scholarship.
Andrew Buchheim received a $36,000 McElroy Fellowship to support his doctorate in English starting this fall.
Giselle Rodriguez, Sophia Broers, Brianna Higgins, Quay Burke, Carson Rygh, Peyton Emgarten, Hayden Stone, and Ja’Niya LeBeaux each received a $4,000 Gilman International Scholarship for travel abroad.
Ellen Engh was elected to the National Association for Campus Activities Board of Directors where she will serve a three-year term. The board is made up of nine volunteers of member institutions. The board exists to serve the association's membership and works together to strategize, plan, and oversee NACA's future health and viability.


Konditorei hours to change during Commencement week
The Konditorei will close at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 25, due to the Senior Pig Roast. It will also close at 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, due to Commencement activities.
Remember to lock up when you leave
Security officers have recently discovered a number of unlocked office doors after hours. Please be sure to secure your workspace when you leave for the day!
New arrivals
Alexis Runk, head men's and women's bowling coach, 4/17/23
Heather Brustkern, cook, 4/27/23
Tricia George, food services associate, 5/1/23
Promotions and new job titles
Dean Cockerham, interim director of campus safety and security, 5/1/23
Retirements and departures
Ryan Wegner, director of campus safety and security, 4/28/23
Jeff Johnson, director of institutional research and effectiveness, 5/1/23
Rachelle Mast, cleaning staff, 5/4/23

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