Juice over break — The Juice will take a break and come back to your inbox on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Deadline for submissions for the Jan. 5 edition is Friday, Dec. 18.
Presidential forum, PBAC benefits survey — The notes from the Presidential Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 8, are now available on the President's Reports page of the InfoCenter. And as announced at the President’s Open Forum last Tuesday, the executive summary of the PBAC benefits survey also has been posted on the President’s Report page of the InfoCenter.
Retirement reception for Pamela Madden and Eileen Myers — Celebrate with the Vogel Library staff in honoring Pamela Madden, cataloging librarian, and Eileen Myers, access services supervisor, for their retirement reception Thursday, Dec. 17, 10-11:30 a.m., on the third floor of the library. Light refreshments will be provided.
Important note from Mail Center — Please plan your shipping so you receive items prior to Friday, Dec. 18, and after Friday, Jan. 1. The Mail Center will be closed from Monday, Dec. 21, to Friday, Dec. 25, and on Friday, Jan. 1. The Mail Center will not receive packages from UPS, FEDEX, DHL, Staples, or any other delivery service; items sent to Wartburg during closed times are stored in Pods elsewhere, and delivered later in bulk. The Mail Center will be open Monday, Dec. 28, to Thursday, Dec. 31. Due to short staff, please do not have large shipments come through the Mail Center until after Friday, Jan. 1.
Dining Services hours over break — Mensa will be closed Dec. 18 to Jan. 3, and will reopen at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 4. The Den will have limited hours Dec. 17-18 and Dec. 28-30, and will be closed Dec. 19-27 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 3. The Konditorei will have limited hours Dec. 17, and be closed Dec. 18 to Jan. 3. The Zesty Orange will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Campus health clinic closed — The Noah Campus Health Clinic will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 16. If you need medical assistance, the Christophel Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Waverly Health Center Walk-In Clinic will be open 5-8 p.m. The Noah Campus Health Clinic will re-open on Thursday, Dec. 17.
Print Center closed for break — The Digital Print Center will be closed Monday, Dec. 21, to Monday, Jan. 4. If you have materials that need to be finished during that time, please bring in as soon as possible. Academic departments that need course packets printed for the new term should submit them electronically by Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Business Office break— The Business Office will close at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4. Please plan accordingly.
ITS closed for break — The Information Technology Services Office will be closed Monday, Dec. 21, to Sunday, Dec. 27, and Thursday, Dec. 31, to Sunday, Jan. 3.
Marketing Office closed — The Marketing and Communication Office will close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, and reopen Monday, Jan. 4.
Knightline submissions — The January edition of Knightline (the email newsletter that goes out to alumni, parents and friends of Wartburg) will be sent out soon after break on Thursday, Jan. 7. If you or your department have news/events you’d like to include, fill out the submissions form before leaving for break. Email Stephanie Boeding, communication specialist, with questions.
Christmas with Wartburg photos, broadcast — Click here to check out dozens of photos taken by Julie Drewes, visual media manager, from this year's Christmas with Wartburg performances in Waverly and West Des Moines. Fire up the DVR and tune in to Iowa Public Television to watch the broadcast of this year's performance: 9 p.m. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 24, and 11 p.m. Dec. 25.
Incomplete grade information — As finals week approaches, please remind students that an incomplete grade is not valid unless it is supported by a Student Request for Incomplete Grade form. 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 is available on 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.” Please refer students to the incomplete grade definition in the 2015-16 academic catalog, which can be accessed online. 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 Venture Education courses.
Camp and Conference Task Force — The President has requested a task force be formed to investigate the feasibility of increasing summer camp/conference revenue and using those programs as a recruiting tool. The following have been appointed: Jean Buckingham, camps, conferences, and event scheduling manager; Todd Coleman, assistant vice president for Admissions; Tara Winter, director of student recruitment; Margaret Empie, assistant vice president for Dining and Retail services; Craig Hancock, professor of music; Chris Knudson, director of creative strategy; Stephanie Klemetson, music tour, camp and promotion manager; and Doug Koschmeder, assistant dean of the faculty. If you are interesting in working on this or have thoughts that should be considered, please contact Margaret Empie by Thursday, Dec. 16.
College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.
HLC feedback — As we prepare for our 2016-17 reaffirmation of accreditation, we ask for your feedback on the assurance argument draft. The draft and associated evidence are posted at this link, and an online feedback form is located here.
Saint Elizabeth Week survey — The Wartburg Volunteer Action Center would like feedback on the events offered during St. Elizabeth Week. Click here to take the survey.
Budget document available — A document that compiles faculty and staff ideas for reducing costs and enhancing revenues is now posted on the InfoCenter under the tab for President’s Reports. These ideas were generated from the faculty/staff workshop, presidential forums, PBAC survey, suggestion box, and department/office feedback. The President’s Cabinet, in collaboration with the President’s Budget Advisory Committee, will take these ideas into consideration during budget deliberations.
United Way Campaign — The Wartburg Campaign Team thanks everyone who has made a contribution to the local United Way through Wartburg’s benefits sign-up process, pledge cards, and online donations. It's not too late to lend your support to this year’s campaign. Click here to make a donation online or complete a pledge card available in the Human Resources office, Luther Hall 203.
Dr. Walter (Chip) Bouzard was a panelist at the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 20. The topic was Anglican and Lutheran views on the authority and use of Scripture.
The Rev. Ramona Bouzard, dean of the Chapel, served as preacher for the Eucharist service held at the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars in Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 20.
Dr. Eric Merten and Dr. David McCullough of the biology department have published the article Range expansion of the invasive rusty crayfish Orconectes rusticus (Girard, 1852) (Decapoda: Astacoidea) in northeast Iowa (USA) rivers in the Journal of Crustacean Biology. Mauricio Leon '15 is first author and Audrey Cooper '16 and Leander Scott '17 are coauthors along with three UNI collaborators.