|Farewell reception for science faculty
|Science Center faculty and staff will host a farewell coffee reception for Dr. Roy Ventullo and Dr. Denis Drolet on Tuesday, April 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in Chapel Commons. Everyone is welcome to wish these two professors well in their future endeavors as they prepare to leave Wartburg at the end of the academic year.
|Dogs needed for Stress-Free Zone
|S.A.F.E. (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) will host a Stress-Free Zone event Tuesday, April 18, 3-5 p.m., on the campus mall. This opportunity for students to take a break from studying will feature a chance to engage in some animal therapy. Last year, faculty and staff members brought their dogs for students interact with, and S.A.F.E. invites you to do so again this year. Please make sure dogs are on a leash. Direct questions to S.A.F.E. President Hailey Franzen.
|Presidential Forum notes
|Notes from the April 6 Presidential Forum are posted on InfoCenter under President’s Reports. This is the final forum of the 2016-17 academic year.
|Dance Team adviser needed
|Interested in being the adviser for the Wartburg Dance Team? Contact Erin McDermott.
|Staff performance appraisals
|The staff performance appraisal process is now in session. The process runs from April to June, with all performance appraisals due to Human Resources by June 30. Employees and supervisors will be evaluated for the time frame of June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017, meeting the criteria of working at least 1,000 hours annually and being employed by the college as of Dec. 31, 2016. All forms, instructions, and documents used for this process are located on the InfoCenter. Cabinet will receive a report in July with appraisals completed in their respective areas. Direct questions to HR.
|Properties for rent
|The college has properties available for rent. All these properties are well-maintained and very close to campus. If you are interested in renting one of these properties, please contact Laura Davis, 352-8318, to obtain additional information.
|Breakfast volunteers needed
|Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help serve the study night breakfast for students, Tuesday, April 18, 11 p.m. to midnight. Email Shelly Geweke or call her at 319-352-8303 if you can help.
|Changes in the HR-Payroll Office
|Some of the expected changes in the HR-Payroll Office, driven by the revenue-enhancement and expense-saving process, have happened sooner than anticipated. Jamie Hollaway, director of HR and payroll, will now handle all faculty and staff payroll and Kronos questions. These questions had been handled by Tracy Keller, who is no longer with the college. Please continue to direct all student payroll and Kronos questions to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator.
|UKnight Day participation skyrockets
|Our campus truly UKnighted on March 30, as we raised more than $110,000 and demolished Wartburg’s one-day participation record! Among the 1,416 UKnight Day donors were 138 faculty and staff and 219 students, which represent a 71 percent increase in campus givers from last year. Thank you for all that you do on UKnight Day and every day to make Wartburg the finest in the East or West!
|Student employee wages
|Effective June 1, the Wartburg College Student Employment program will require all student employees to deposit their wages directly into their bank account, set up a Student Payroll Deduction Agreement to have wages applied to their tuition account, or arrange a combination of these two options. This change is part of the college’s expense-reduction efforts as well as a way in which we can adapt more sustainable practices. Supervisors are encouraged to talk with their student employees about this change and direct them to the Student Employment Office to make arrangements for their future wages. Direct questions to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at email@example.com or 352-8350.
|Leadership opportunity for high school juniors
| The Institute for Leadership Education seeks high school juniors interested in expanding their leadership skills and service experiences through the 2017-18 High School Leadership Institute. Selected high school juniors will:
- Attend a leadership institute at Wartburg June 25- July 1 or at Wartburg West in Denver, Colo., July 31-Aug. 5 (focus on sustainability).
- Learn leadership theory and practice leadership skills.
- Participate in service opportunities in the community.
- Develop a service project to implement in their own community during their senior year.
If you know of current juniors who would benefit from HSLI, please forward this information to them, or email their contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about HSLI, click here.
|Congrats to Gremmels Fellowship recipient
|Taylor Yezek ’12 is this year’s recipient of the Bob Gremmels Graduate Fellowship. Yezek is pursuing a master’s degree in strategic communication at the University of Iowa. The fellowship awards a $9,000 stipend in honor of the remarkable legacy of leadership and service provided to the college by Gremmels, professor emeritus of journalism, and is made possible through the generosity of Harold P. ’58 and Grace A. ’61 Kurtz.
|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
Science faculty farewell
| Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
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