Please return your service-learning survey — The Center for Community Engagement is responsible for tracking the service and service-learning that occurs in Wartburg College curriculum and co-curricular activities. The data are used for assessment and are included in our annual application for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. It is vital to receive community engagement data from our faculty to ensure ethical reporting. Please turn in the surveys provided to you during the faculty workshops. Another copy of the survey can be downloaded here.
Representative needed for Retirement Plan Advisory Group — Human Resources & Payroll is looking for one faculty or staff member who participates in the retirement plan to be a representative of the Retirement Plan Advisory Group. This group meets two times a year in conjunction with the Board of Regents meetings (October and May) and on an as-needed basis. The group, along with the Retirement Plan Subcommittee of the board, participates in an annual Business Plan Review and Investment Review presented by our retirement vendor, TIAA-CREF. Current members of this advisory group are Kim Folkers, Jeff Keen, and Tom Hubbard. Please contact Human Resources & Payroll if you would like to become a part of this group.
Course adoption party — All faculty (even if you’ve already completed your course adoption) are invited to a Submit Your Course Adoption Party on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5-6 p.m., in The Wartburg Store. Enjoy free wine, beer and snacks.
Learn mindfulness skills — Take part in a faculty/staff version of Koru, a four-session workshop on mindfulness and meditation skills for stress management. Sessions will be held Fridays (Sept. 16 through Oct. 7), from 2:30-3:45 p.m., and are free (participants will need to purchase one book). You must sign up in order to participate. Contact Dr. Cynthia Bane, professor of psychology, for more information or to register.
Adviser for Students for Peace and Justice — Students for Peace and Justice is looking for a new adviser. We are an organization dedicated to bringing awareness of social injustices and ways we can help. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New administrative assistant to the president — Please welcome Joy Skinner as administrative assistant to the president. Joy brings a variety of experience from her work in the financial and broadcast industries. She earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic media from the University of Northern Iowa. Her first day will be Sept. 19.
New archivist — Vogel Library announces the arrival of Wartburg’s new archivist, Amy Moorman. Amy comes from the Missouri State Archives, where she was the visual materials archivist. As the archivist for Wartburg College and the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, she will work preserve and highlight the archives’ unique collections. Please join us in welcoming Amy to the Wartburg community. Archives-related research requests, donations, and other inquiries should be sent to Amy. The archives will be open Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m., for drop-in visits and by appointment.
WartburgAlert Test planned — The emergency notification system for Wartburg College, WartburgAlert, will be tested around noon Thursday, Sept. 15. WartburgAlert is tested, at minimum, once per term. You must register to be notified. There is no charge for registering, and you may register up to two numbers for text notification and four numbers for voice phones. You are strongly encouraged to register a SMS number to receive a text, as it is the quickest and most reliable means of notification. To register, log in to Info Center using your Wartburg credentials. Under the “Offices” header, click on “Parking & Safety,” then, under “Important Resources,” select “WartburgAlert.” If you have problems registering, come to the Security Office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. To verify if you are registered before next Thursday, send an email to email@example.com, and we will confirm your registration.
Habitat for Humanity speaker — Wartburg Habitat for Humanity will host Andrew Finnegan, director of advancement and community engagement for the Iowa Heartland Habitat chapter, Thursday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., in Grossman Hall 132. Finnegan will talk about Habitat’s mission and work, as well as the chapter’s plans for a build in Waverly this year with which Wartburg’s campus chapter will be heavily involved.
Phil and Lit — The first Fall Term meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. in McCoy West of the Saemann Student Center. Dr Penni Pier, professor of communication arts, will present Plato Would Be So Proud: Learning to Tell Stories in the 21st Century.
Upcoming Presidential Forums — Please mark your calendars for the following Fall Term Presidential Forums, held in Hagemann Castle Room:
- Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 a.m.
Newspapers available — The Readership Program will continue offering the following publications: USA Today, Des Moines Register, and Waterloo Courier. You can find these newspapers at the north end of the Student Center, Whitehouse Business Center outside Admissions, Clinton Hall Lounge (after renovation completion), near the information desk of Vogel Library, and Cardinal Commons within Lohe/Grossman Hall. Papers will not be delivered until the afternoon this year due to a change in delivery methods. Any questions, comments, or concerns may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hip-hop workshop — The UNI Dance Team, Orchesis Dance Co., and the Wartburg Hip-Hop Dance Team will present “So You Think You Can Dance,” a hip-hop workshop by choreographer Zach Benson on Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-noon, in the aerobic room upstairs in UNI’s WRC. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Register at the door; cost is $40 per person. Contact Gabrielle Larson, 319-883-0938, for more information.