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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - June 6


"Cindy Strong" t-shirts and Carlson benefit — "Cindy Strong" t-shirts (featuring image at left) supporting Cindy Carlson, executive assistant to the president, are on sale in the Business Office for $15 in sizes S-XXL. Click here for more information about the Cindy and David Carlson benefit, which will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Waverly-Shell Rock High School. The event will have a meal (grilled burgers, side dishes and bars for a free-will donation), a silent and live auction and entertainment. To donate items for the silent and live auctions, contact Darcy Bruns, (319) 269-5332. Cindy began her battle with cancer in 2012, and she continues to fight this disease. 



SOAR Day — Today is a SOAR Day, so please help welcome the Wartburg Class of 2020 to campus! The Alumni and Parent Relations Office will host a Parent Reception in the Castle Room from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are invited to stop by and talk with the parents about their departments and all that Wartburg has to offer. The remaining SOAR Day dates are June 20 and 27. Click here for more information.

Mail Center reminders — The Mail Center requests that all outgoing mail be at the Mail Center by 3 p.m. to ensure it goes out that day. Those who do not expect to be in their offices regularly over the summer are asked to notify the Mail Center to work out an appropriate summer delivery schedule. Please contact kory.figura@wartburg.edu with questions or to report office closures.

Tours available this summer — Student Ambassadors will be on campus all summer. Any faculty or staff members who are new, have never had a campus tour, or would like a refresher are encouraged to contact Admissions to set up a tour.

Homecoming scheduling — Is your department or group hosting a reunion, reception, or open house during Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016? The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations already is working on the schedule and needs to hear from you about those plans to ensure they are included. Please email alumni@wartburg.edu by June 20 with details. 

Faculty/Staff Vocation Retreat — Interested faculty and staff members are invited to participate in an upcoming vocation retreat Thursday, June 23, through Friday, June 24, at the Camp Ewalu Stone Center near Strawberry Point. Participants will depart from campus around 8:30 a.m. Thursday and return no later than 4 p.m. Friday. The retreat will focus on bringing colleagues together to officially “retreat” and engage in meaningful conversation regarding their work and their own sense of self/calling. Participants also will discover unique ways to engage students in conversations of vocational exploration and purpose-driven learning and serving. This opportunity is funded by the 2015 NetVUE Professional Development Award from the support of the Council of Independent Colleges and the Lilly Endowment Inc. For more information, contact TJ Warren.

Welcome groups to campus — Please welcome the following groups to campus in the upcoming days:

  • Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly — The Northeastern Iowa Synod will have its annual assembly at Wartburg on Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12. These guests will primarily meet in Neumann Auditorium but will have sessions throughout campus and worship in the Wartburg Chapel. The theme for this year is St. Elizabeth of Hungary–Service, and Susan Vallem, retired professor of social work, will be the keynote speaker for the assembly.
  • WIYLDE — High school youths from across Iowa will be on campus Sunday, June 12, through Wednesday, June 15, for WIYLDE (Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event). 
  • High School Leadership Institute — The Wartburg Leadership Institute’s annual High School Leadership Institute staff and participants will arrive on campus Sunday, June 12. They will go to Chicago on Tuesday, June 14, for service learning and return to campus to work on their projects, ending their week here on Saturday, June 18. 
  • Women of the ELCA Conference — The Northeastern Iowa Synod Women of the ELCA will host a one-day conference on campus Saturday, June 18, with the theme “Celebrating God’s Gift of Age.” 
  • Wrestling Team Camp — Wrestling Team Camp participants will arrive on campus Saturday, June 18, leaving Tuesday, June 21. 

Farewell reception for Hawleys — A farewell reception for Kent and Earlene Hawley will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, Waverly, on Friday, June 10, 5-7 p.m., with light refreshments served. Kent worked 16 years at Wartburg, serving as vice president for student affairs, director of international programs, and director of international admissions until his retirement in 1992. Kent and Earlene are moving to Oregon to be near their son. Best wishes may be sent to John Hawley, 1185 Barber Dr., Eugene, OR 97405, or email JKH1000@msn.com.

Farewell party for Fullwiler family — After calling Waverly their home for 15 years, Scott (associate professor of economics), Beth, and Adelisa Fullwiler will have a send-off party before moving to Kansas City. Come say goodbye Friday, June 17, 6-9 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 717 W. Bremer Ave. The party will be an open house with cake, ice cream, fruit, and punch. 

College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.


Clinton Hall construction update — All students have now moved out of Clinton Hall, and furniture is being removed from Clinton North. The building will be turned over to Cardinal Construction, the general contractor, and subcontractors soon, and you likely will see construction workers in and around Clinton Hall at all hours. Some construction workers will live in the Complex through mid-August to reduce travel time and increase work time on the project. Beginning June 1, John Wuertz, who has recently retired from Wartburg, will provide local day-to-day oversight of the project for CREDO, the project architect. John will have a temporary office in the basement of Old Main until the Clinton Hall project is completed. Questions related to the Clinton Hall construction project can be directed to John at john.wuertz@wartburg.edu. If you have questions related to Operations and Maintenance that do not pertain to the Clinton Hall construction project, please contact Scott Sharar or Keith Strand.

DOL overtime rules — The Department of Labor has announced its final overtime rules, which take effect Dec. 1. This will impact many Wartburg employees currently paid an annual salary. The DOL made details of what will be in the rule and developed an individual fact sheet for higher education, among other sectors, and guidance for colleges and universities for paying overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  An individual working full time must make at least $47,476 annually and the position description must meet a Standard Duties Test to be exempted from overtime pay rules. Teaching is one exemption from this rule. Human Resources is working with the President’s Cabinet on an implementation plan, and additional information will be shared as that plan is developed. 

Visit the InfoCenter for details on the following:

  • Employee break clarification
  • Equipment and technology requests
  • Leadership & Service Awards
  • Presidential Forum notes


Welcome (new arrivals):
Katrina Hammond, cleaning staff, May 16
Barb Litterer, data manager, Institutional Advancement, May 1
Molly O'Hara, officer coordinator for Global Admissions, May 18
Mary Reding, circulation services supervisor, Vogel Library, May 16

Farewell (departures and retirements):
Matt Campbell, carpenter, April 30
Mackenzie Compton, admissions counselor, May 31
Pat Condon, maintenance, April 30


Dr. Kit Kleinhans’ essay, Christ as Bride/Groom: A Lutheran Feminist Relational Christology, was published in The Strength of Her Witness: Jesus Christ in Global Women’s Voices, edited by Elizabeth A. Johnson and published by Orbis Books in May.

Barbara Fedeler, professor of art, will be honored in an opening reception at Olson Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines. The annual Landscape Show, featuring Fedeler, Bobbie McKibben, and Ellen Wagoner, opens Friday, June 10, 5-7 p.m., and the exhibition runs through July 30.

Dr. Karen Black performed a recital on the Organ Music Spotlight Series at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa, on May 17. She also planned and led a hymn festival, From the Heights of New Creation: A Hymn Festival Celebrating All the Saints at Queen Anne Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington, on May 22. 

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