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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Aug. 29


Opening events — Mark your calendars for several upcoming events that will kick off Wartburg’s 165th academic year: 

  • Continental breakfast: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 7:45-8:25 a.m., in the Chapel Commons.
  • Fall Opening Chapel Service: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel.
  • New faculty and staff introductions will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, in McCaskey Lyceum, followed by President Colson’s Opening Year Remarks.
  • As a reminder to those who RSVP’d, the annual Faculty-Staff Picnic, hosted by President Colson and his wife, Christy, will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at their home, Greenwood.
  • Opening Convocation: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10:15 a.m., in Levick Arena. Lunch will follow in Mensa. 


Business and Financial Aid offices closed — The Business and Financial Aid offices will be closed until 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, so staff members can attend President Colson’s Opening Year Remarks.

Business Office forums planned — Join us at one of the following Business Office forums, held in McCoy West, to learn about our office and ask questions of our staff:
• Sept. 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
• Sept. 14, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
• Sept. 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mail delivery — Due to the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx all being closed on Labor Day, there will be no regular campus delivery or pick-up on Monday, Sept. 5. Regular delivery and pick-up runs in the early afternoon will resume Tuesday, Sept. 6. For more information, contact the Mail Center.

Tired of junk mail? The Mail Center is making efforts to reduce junk mail coming into campus. Please help us out by tearing off the back cover (with address) of any magazine or catalog you wish to stop receiving and writing “cancel” on that page. The cancel page can be left in your outgoing mail unaddressed or put in a campus mail envelope addressed to "Kory Figura – Mail Center." If you have multiple catalogs for one department and wish to receive only one, send the covers of ALL the catalogs and write “keep one” on the top one. Please be patient while we make this attempt to reduce waste – some unwanted mail still may get through. If you have questions, contact the Mail Center.

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!

Board Game Knights event – The Wartburg Store is excited to sponsor Game Knights at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the McCoy Rooms in Saemann Student Center. Modern-strategy board games, including Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Dominion and Agricola, will be available, as well as many more! No prior game experience necessary. Whether you like social, strategy, competitive, co-operative, or card games, we’d love to play with you.

Diversity and Inclusion Training — As a reminder for those who signed up, Diversity and Inclusion Training sessions will take place Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9:45-11:45 a.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 31, 8:30-10:30 a.m., in the Saemann Student Center Ballrooms. Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., of America and Moore, LLC, will lead the sessions, which were made possible by a NetVUE Vocation Exploration Renewal Grant.

KNIGHTtime user group meeting — We are excited to announce the development of a KNIGHTtime user group. This group will meet monthly, as needed. Our first meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2-3 p.m., in WBC 215. All supervisors are invited to attend. The user group will address any issues of challenges and provide solutions or tips to help you navigate the system more efficiently.

Chapel Ambassadors — Wartburg faculty and staff are invited to support our mission as a college of the church, and the faith lives of students, by becoming a Chapel Ambassador. For more information, or to become a Chapel Ambassador, click here.

Keep on Learning — Hal Wohl, professor emeritus of history at the University of Northern Iowa, will analyze the battles over religion and politics in America when Wartburg College’s Keep on Learning community education series resumes Thursday, Sept. 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center. Wohl will explore “American Rhetoric, American Reality — The Idea of Religious Freedom.” Click here for details.

Mains to receive Wartburg Medal — The contributions of Stephen and Elaine Main will be recognized at the college’s Opening Convocation at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Levick Arena. Stephen is a Wartburg professor emeritus of biology, while Elaine served as the associate director of the Office of Public Information from 1973 to 1989. Bruce Weber, head men’s basketball coach at Kansas State University and recipient of Wartburg’s 2016 Graven Award, will deliver the convocation address. Click here for details.


Welcome (new arrivals):

  • Amy Bodensteiner, assistant women's golf coach, Sept. 1
  • Emily Bolton, assistant women's lacrosse coach, Aug. 1
  • Rachel Cassens, athletic training fellow, Aug. 1
  • Dean Cockerham, security officer, Aug. 29
  • Kirsten Cox, assistant softball coach, Sept. 1
  • Eric Dewey, group fitness instructor, July 1
  • Madison Fink, Dining Services worker, Aug. 13
  • Christopher Gustas, head men's & women's tennis coach, Aug. 1
  • Larry Janssen, adjunct faculty, Education Dept., Sept. 1
  • Angela Lindley, adjunct faculty, graphic design, Sept. 1
  • Shannon Michael, Student Life office coordinator, Aug. 11
  • Karen Miller, administrative assistant for Enrollment Management, Aug. 22
  • Amy Moorman, archivist, Sept. 1
  • Sylvan Moreau, security officer, Aug. 29
  • Abby Sassman, Welcome Desk attendant, Aug. 16
  • Paige Stanbrough, Dining Services production worker, Sept. 1
  • George Suter, security officer, Aug. 29
  • Jesse Thomas, area coordinator, Aug. 1
  • Lisa Thomas, administrative assistant for Human Resources & Payroll, Aug. 22
  • Christopher Wilson, senior lecturer, executive in residence, Journalism & Communication Dept., Sept. 1

Farewell (departures and retirements):

  • Nelson Bock, co-director of Wartburg West, lecturer, Aug. 31
  • Travis Bockenstedt, lecturer in communication arts, Aug. 31
  • William Earl, associate professor of theater, Aug. 31
  • Kimberly Eversman, assistant professor of education, Aug. 31
  • Timothy Ewest, associate professor of business administration, Aug. 31
  • Johanna Foster, associate professor of biology, Aug. 31
  • Scott Fullwiler, associate professor of economics, Aug. 31
  • Ann Henninger, professor emeritus of biology, Aug. 31
  • Steven Johnson, head cross country coach and assistant professor, Aug. 31
  • Jennifer McBride, assistant professor of religion, Aug. 31
  • Peter Nash, professor of religion, Aug. 31
  • Kendra Oswald, administrative assistant, Enrollment Management, July 1
  • Jennifer Schilling, associate professor of mathematics, Aug. 31
  • Dani Thomas, professor of political science, Aug. 31
  • Linda Withers, visiting assistant professor of education, Aug 31


Waverly Oktoberfest — Wartburg will be the Amphitheater Stage sponsor for the first Waverly Oktoberfest, Sept. 23-24 in Kohlmann Park. Inspired by Waverly’s German heritage, the community event will feature two music venues, food and beverage gardens, a family fun zone, and activities for all ages. Individuals can support this new event by becoming a “founding member” or volunteering during the event (email volunteer@waverlyoktoberfest.com). Tickets can be purchased online at www.waverlyoktoberfest.com. Details also can be found on the Oktoberfest Facebook page.

Names at Info.Wartburg — In an effort to be more welcoming for all students, particularly those in gender transition, ITS will be adjusting naming conventions in Info.Wartburg. The change will result in the use of student, faculty, and staff preferred name field in the Info.Wartburg directory. Previously, only the legal name field was utilized. If there is no preferred name provided, the legal name will be used. This directory is distinct from the network (your email address); therefore, this change will not impact email addresses.

Visit the InfoCenter for details on the following:



Dr. Walter “Chip” Bouzard has recently published the following:

  • “A Lutheran Educator Reflects on Religion and Science” in Together by Grace: Introducing the Lutherans, edited by Kathryn Kleinhans. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2016, pp. 136-140.
  • “Sovereignty of God” (Isaiah; Matthew; Hebrews; Revelation) in Augsburg Adult Bible Studies, Vol. 49, No. 4 (leader’s guide and participant books). Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2016.
  • Commentary for Working Preacher (www.workingpreacher.org), July 31, Oct. 23, Nov. 6 and 13, 2016.

Dr. Zak K. Montgomery recently published “Cartas Apologéticas that Cracked the Espelho Crítico: Gertrudes Margarida de Jesus and Enlightenment Proto-Feminism in Portugal” in the journal Romance Notes, issue 56.2, 2016.


Dr. Kit Kleinhans, the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission:

  • is the editor of Together by Grace: Introducing the Lutherans, published by Augsburg Fortress in August.
  • is the author of the chapter on sin in Gift and Promise: The Augsburg Confession and the Heart of Christian Theology, published by Augsburg Fortress in August.
  • was the keynote speaker for the ELCA Virginia Synod’s Power in the Spirit conference held at Roanoke College, Salem, Va., July 14-16.
  • presented three workshops at the ELCA Grace Gathering in New Orleans, Aug. 10-13.

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