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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Feb. 6

Feb. 6, 2017
V-Week events Feb. 6-10

V-Week is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. It is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Funds raised by the Wartburg College V-Day Campaign will be donated to Cedar Valley Friends of the Family. V-Week events include: 

  • Monday, Feb. 6 
    Silent auction begins, Lyceum lobby; final bidding Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8
    V-Week Candlelight Dinner, St. Elizabeth Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.; sign up in Mensa.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9
    The Vagina Monologues, McCaskey Lyceum, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
  • Friday, Feb. 10
    V-Week 2017 Chapel, message by Kathryn Chabal '17, Wartburg Chapel, 10:15 a.m.
    The Vagina Monologues, McCaskey Lyceum, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Reports now available online

The following reports and information is now available on the InfoCenter:

  • The president’s State of the College address is available here.
  • The Winter Term Enrollment Report and Fall-to-Winter Retention Report are available here. Direct questions to Edie Waldstein.
  • A list of new faculty and staff members for Winter 2017 is available here.
Valentine’s Day mail reminder 
In anticipation of the mail volume increases surrounding Valentine’s Day, the Mail Center would like to remind students, faculty, staff, and organizations that items sent through campus mail that are NOT in official campus mail envelopes, need to have:
  1. The recipient’s name and box number (or department), and
  2. Return department or box number. 

Student box numbers can be found by using the directory on the InfoCenter. To avoid delays and additional charges, batches of more than 40 items for student mailbox delivery need to be given to the Mail Center in box number order (ascending or descending).

Lunch and Learn session
Counseling Services will host a lunch-and-learn session, Working with the Distressed College Student, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., in McCoy West. Participants should bring their own lunch. Direct questions to stephanie.newsom@wartburg.edu.
German-language film series
Wartburg College’s German-language film series, Profiles in Courage, continues Tuesday, Feb. 7, with a showing of “The Lives of Others.” The film, which will be screened with English subtitles, begins at 7:15 p.m. in WBC 116. The final film is “Jack” on Feb. 21. All screenings are free and open to the public. Students will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the viewing. Additional information is available at www.wartburg.edu/german-film/.
Sexy/OFFENDER gallery talk, reception
A gallery talk and artist reception will be Friday, Feb. 10, for Midwestern artists Ben Moore and Byron Anway, in conjunction with their exhibition, Sexy/OFFENDER. The painting collaboration mashes online image-based culture with 18th-century French portraiture and explores the topics of youthful indiscretion, deviance, online dating, and more. The artists will discuss their collaboration at 4 p.m. in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, with the reception following at 5 p.m. Both events are free and open to everyone. Refreshments will be served. Sexy/OFFENDER will be on display through Feb. 12.
Board game event 
Invite a friend to join you for Game Knights on Thursday, Feb. 9, 7-10 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Whether you like social, strategy, competitive, cooperative, or card games, we’d love to play with you! No prior game experience needed. Hosted by The Wartburg Store.
Cookies of Kindness for Valentine's Day
Order a cookie for a friend! Stop by the Student Center during lunch and dinner Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Feb. 8-10. Cookies cost $1 each. Include a note that is uplifting or just plain kind. Cookies will be delivered Tuesday, Feb. 14. Direct questions to safe@wartburg.edu.
Physics and Chemistry Demo Show on Feb. 11
The 10th annual Physics and Chemistry Demonstration Show will explore the wonders of the human body with an all-ages show Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. The event is hosted by the Wartburg Chemistry Club, Engineering Club and Society of Physics Students. Students and faculty will present hands-on activities in the Neumann Auditorium lobby for 30 minutes before and after the show. The event also will be available live and on demand via Knight Vision at www.wartburg.edu/knightvision
Phil and Lit Society
The next winter term meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is Friday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. in the McCoy West of the Saemann Student Center. The speaker will be Dr. Charles Figura, professor of physics and director of the Platte Observatory.  The tentative title of his presentation is Ask An Astronomer: All the Hottest Sexiest Most Interesting Discoveries You Always Wanted To Know About But Didn't Know Who To Ask. 
Nominees sought for Wartburg Medal
Each year Wartburg recognizes individuals who have provided significant service, over a sustained period of time, to the college. The Wartburg Medal typically is presented each fall at Opening Convocation. We invite members of the Wartburg faculty and staff to nominate individuals or couples to receive this honor for 2017. The award description, guidelines, and a list of past recipients can be found at www.wartburg.edu/wartburg-medal-recipients/. Click here to download a nomination form. Nominations are due to the President’s Office by March 3.
Realignment in the Business and HR-Payroll Offices
Driven by the revenue-enhancement and expense-saving process, the Business and HR-Payroll Offices are undergoing a realignment to streamline processes, increase revenues and decrease expenses that will provide approximately $110,000 in annual “net” savings. As part of that realignment, there will be a search for an Asset & Internal Control Manager position in the Business Office and a Human Resources & Payroll Assistant position in the HR-Payroll Office. This realignment impacts other positions within these two offices as well, all of which will allow more time to be focused on increasing revenues and decreasing expenses, such as:
  • reducing bad debt expense
  • utilizing more purchasing consortium arrangements, thus decreasing expenses
  • adding more resources to rental property management, thus increasing revenues and decreasing expenses

Additional information will be shared in the upcoming months as various job duties change in these offices.

Giant heart Valentine cookies 
Order a giant heart cookie for your sweetheart through GET online ordering (order through the CATERING TAKE OUT store) now through Tuesday, Feb. 14. The cookies will be available for pick up in the Den. The cookies can be decorated with your choice of message: “Happy Valentine’s Day,” “Be My Valentine!” “Hugs & Kisses,” or “I Love You!” If you have questions or would like to add a personal message, call the dining office at (319) 352-8303. 
Donate dresses to Prom’s Closet
Say yes to donating your dress! Donate your gently used formal dresses, shoes and accessories to give girls in our community an affordable way to enjoy their prom night. The Wartburg drop-off location is the Volunteer Action Center in Student Saemann Center, which will accept donations until Monday, Feb. 20. Direct questions to vac@wartburg.edu.
Study Abroad Photo Contest winners
Congratulations to the 2016 Study Abroad Photo Contest winners:
  • 1st Place: Carly Kuhtz
  • 2nd Place: Madelyn Carlson
  • 3rd Place: Mackensie Sauerbrei
  • Student Choice Award: Caleb Milius
  • Faculty/Staff Choice Award: Katie Bender

Check out the winning photos outside The Den. Thank you to everyone who submitted their great photos! Read the stories behind the winning photos and discover more about Study Abroad at www.wartburg.edu/study-abroad.

See past announcements
Visit the InfoCenter to see previous editions of The Juice for details on the following:
  • New shuttle program for student travel
  • Websites to bookmark
  • New way to make maintenance requests
  • KnightVision streaming schedule
Upcoming Events

Lunch and Learn session 
Feb. 7

German film series: The Lives of Others 
Feb. 7

Game Knights 
Feb. 9

The Vagina Monologues 
Feb. 9-10

Sexy/OFFENDER gallery reception 
Feb. 10

Unified Sports Day 
Feb. 11

Physics and Chemistry Demo Show 
Feb. 11

Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.

The Juice is a weekly e-newsletter sent Mondays to communicate campus news and events. Most announcements will run twice, then continue to be available in the Information Center.

The deadline for submissions each week is 4 p.m. Thursday. Send items to juice@wartburg.edu. Please keep your submitted item short—no longer than one paragraph—and let us know if your item is for students, faculty/staff, or both audiences. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, communication specialist for Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

Weekday Chapel services this week
Weekday Chapel services are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-10:35 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. The service is an opportunity to gather with students, faculty, and staff to reflect on God and faith. Upcoming speakers:
  • Monday, Feb. 6 – Kathy Traetow, Study Abroad Programs
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8 –  David Jarvis, Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp
  • Friday, Feb. 10 – Kathryn Chabal ’17
Sunday worship
Join us Sunday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel for Sunday worship with a message by Pastor Ramona Bouzard. We will be blessing the “Blankets of Love” made on MLK Day. After the service, the blankets will be given to residents at Bremwood. If you’d like to help deliver them, email abigail.schaper@wartburg.edu.
The Jesus Experiment
Looking to jump-start your faith life? Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry is offering a discipleship process called The Jesus Experiment to help you answer the question, “How would Jesus live my life if he were living it?” Join us each Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Everyone is welcome. Find out more about The Jesus Experiment at https://whatisthejesusexperiment.wordpress.com/ac.
Sanctuary on Wednesday
Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. Sanctuary takes place at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 8:45 for snacks and conversation. 
Thursday, Feb. 9:
Wrestling: depart at 1 p.m. for Loras College
See openings on Knightlink
Student employment positions are available on Knightlink. Questions regarding these positions or Knightlink can be directed to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at 352-8350.
Urban Studies internships
The Urban Studies Program at Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado, and Des Moines Urban Studies are taking applications NOW for internships that are a part of those programs. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
MBS Foreword Online featured Janet Huebner, Wartburg Store manager and textbook services director, and the store’s Game Knights in the article Wartburg College Plays Games at Knight; Building a Community, posted Jan. 23. Click here to read the article online. 

Kyle A. Schenkewitz, visiting assistant professor of religion and philosophy, published a book review of Paul M. Blowers’ Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion. Click here to see the review online. 
The wrestling team beat No. 2 Augsburg, 20-13, in the annual Battle of the Burgs, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Lt. Col. Melanie Randal Burja '95 received the 2017 Pleasant Valley Community School District Wall of Honor Award recognizing distinguished alumni, according to the Bettendorf News.

Missy Buttry Rock '05, the first woman in any NCAA division to win three individual cross country titles, was included in a list of 18 exciting moments in women's college sports on NCAA.com.

The wrestling team earned its 53rd straight dual win with a 33-6 victory over Coe, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and KGAN.

Bryan Levsen ’17 talks about finishing his biology degree and wrestling season, with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Brittni Lair ’12 has fulfilled her dream of owning a gym, as reported by the Albert Lea Tribune.
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