Introducing OneSearch from Vogel Library — Vogel Library has moved to a new “discovery system” called OneSearch, which allows students and faculty to search our databases, books, videos, archives — everything — from a single, Google-like search box. In addition, the library now subscribes to a number of new databases to help in your research, including Proquest Central, an excellent starting point for finding college-appropriate, multi-disciplinary articles in magazines and journals. This replaces Academic Search Complete while still allowing students and faculty to search multiple databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, language and literature, social sciences, education, science, and technology, as well as core titles in the performing and visual arts, history, religion, philosophy, and more. Try it and let the library staff know what you think!
Wartburg shuttle program — The college is pleased to announce the new Wartburg shuttle program, a service to transport students to area airports and bus stations before and after our longer academic breaks. This will help students catch flights and buses and reduce students’ need to have a vehicle on campus. Our goals are to serve students by helping them save money on transportation costs and to reduce frustration for families who make long-distance travel arrangements. Faculty and staff are encouraged to help students be aware of the program, particularly those students who travel long distances, but the shuttles are available for any student to use. You can find details about the program at www.wartburg.edu/shuttle and look at a grid of locations, dates, and shuttle times here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Wartburg shuttle program, or call the Student Life Office at 319-352-8260.
Campus visitors — Please welcome the following groups to campus in the coming days:
- Women's basketball team camp, today and Tuesday
- Boys Snow Valley Camp, Wednesday to Sunday
- Girls Snow Valley Camp, July 25-28
- Iowa Private College Week starts Aug. 1
Welcome (new arrivals):
- Greg Bodensteiner, head women's golf coach, June 1
- Brandon Everding, Dining Services special events assistant, June 1
- Drew Mick, KnightCaller program manager, June 6
- Brian Zaun, regional assistant director of Admissions, June 27
Farewell (departures and retirements):
- Darla Hamann, Mail Center coordinator, May 31
- Jane Lindner, Alumni & Parent Relations office coordinator, May 31
- Juliann Paladino, Science Lab supervisor, May 31
- Mary Peters, Science Center office coordinator, May 31
- Bev Saathoff, Advancement gift processor, May 31
- Sarah Splinter, assistant director of Residential Life, May 31
- Michael Testroet, Maintenance staff, May 31
- Barbara Vance, Dining Services cook, May 28
- Carla Wubbena, Maintenance cleaning staff, May 31
- Ed Wubbena, Maintenance staff, May 31
- John Wuertz, director of Physical Plant, May 31
- Ruth Hein, Science Center office coordinator, June 1
- Laura Davis, Maintenance office coordinator, June 20
- Bethany Myers, Dining Services Mensa manager and student employment coordinator, June 20
- Justine Jackovich, assistant director of Residential Life and student programming, July 1
Update from President Colson – Upon Cindy Carlson’s retirement from the college due to medical/health reasons, I’ve promoted Janeen Stewart to the newly designed role of executive administrator for the President’s Office, and together she and I have created a new role of administrative assistant to provide support for both her and me. Soon that new opening will be posted, and in the near future we will host a reception for Cindy to provide everyone with an opportunity to thank her for her service to the college.
Visit the InfoCenter for details on the following:
- Athletics and wellness reorganization
- Summer parking advisory
Dr. Bill Withers, professor of journalism and communication, was the moderator during the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber Legacy Luncheon on July 13, which was featured on KWWL.
Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, assistant professor of world religions, hosted the fourth annual Tokyo Oufly in Tokyo, Japan, on July 16. Ten alumni and three current students gathered to share recent life changes, including two new graduates getting jobs, several alumni promotions, weddings, and births. Those gathered also discussed plans for the fifth Outfly event next year.
Dr. Terasawa also presented his paper True Pure Land Buddhism and War Time Teachings and Doctrines (Senji-Kyogaku) at the 20th Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ) at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, on July 3.