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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - May 22

May 22, 2017
Milestones event

Everyone is invited to attend Milestones, a year-end recognition event for faculty and staff, Friday, May 26, in Knights Ballroom. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., and the program begins at 8:30.

Golden Knight Awards
The annual Golden Knight Awards will be 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, in McCaskey Lyceum to celebrate the achievements and outstanding performances for the 2016-17 athletic seasons. The awards also will be live-streamed at www.wartburg.edu/knightvision
Say thanks to Kathy
Kathy Liddle, Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry office coordinator, will be leaving the college at the end of May.  Behind the scenes, she has faithfully served Wartburg students, faculty, staff, and alumni for 18 years—one year in Development and 17 years in SL&CM. Pastors Ramona and Brian invite you to share your thanks for her work with a card or email (or casually drop by the office before the end of the week). She has been an invaluable partner in ministry and we are grateful for her faithful service.
Wartburg garden 
The Wartburg garden, located across the street from Lohe Hall, still has beds open for members of the Wartburg community who will be in the area this summer. Those who “adopt” a bed in the garden are expected to volunteer 1-2 hours per month maintaining the garden beds for the college, use organic practices, and maintain the weeds and any overhang in your bed. Anne Duncan, sustainability coordinator, can advise you on how to plant, when to plant, and how to maintain your plants. Email Duncan if you are interested.
Shredded paper recycling 
When recycling shredded paper, please place it in the single stream recycling containers, making sure it is in a clear bag, specifically labeled “Shredding.” This request is being made by our recycling vendor.
Bremer Avenue construction update
The date to close down the four lanes of traffic on Bremer Avenue from 20th Street to the middle of the Casey’s property has changed to June 5. The 20th Street intersection will turn into a three-way stop. An access road will be constructed to allow access to Waverly Child Care and Preschool on Bremer Avenue during the road project. The work near the bridge continues to move forward despite the weather. Businesses on the east side will be connected to the new main this week, and the paving downtown will start very soon. For more information and updates, click here
Retirement reception for Denny Haugen
A retirement reception for Denny Haugen, senior major gifts officer, will celebrate his 14 years of service to the college on Thursday, May 25, 3-4:30 p.m., in the rotunda on the third floor of Vogel Library. 
The Juice summer schedule 
The Faculty/Staff Juice will publish every other week during the summer, starting June 5 (no issue is planned for the week of May 29). The final issue of Student Juice for the academic year is today, with occasional emails as needed throughout the summer. The Juice will resume weekly emails on Sept. 5.
Summer hours
Summer hours begin Sunday, May 28, and go through Saturday, Aug. 26. Wartburg office hours during this time will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Jamie Hollaway with questions.
InfoCenter upgrades 
Information Technology Services will be installing upgrades to the InfoCenter beginning this week. Very little should change other than a few aesthetic items. The entire InfoCenter website will receive a makeover during the summer months. If you are an administrator for InfoCenter pages and encounter any difficulty in making updates after the upgrades, contact Rich Everhardt.
VAC diaper drive 
The Volunteer Action Center is hosting a diaper drive through Tuesday, May 23. Donations of diapers, wipes, $10 gas gift cards, baby books, and baby wash/lotion are needed. All donations will go to low-income families who participate in the Nest program through Operation Threshold in Waterloo. Please drop off donations in the VAC office in Student Life. Direct questions to lauren.rupprecht@wartburg.edu.
Peru research presentations 
The 2017 Ecology and Culture of the Amazon (GM/BI 295) May Term course students will be presenting results of individual research (biological, chemical, ecological, ethnological, societal, etc.) performed in Peru during their time in the Amazon jungle with the indigenous Maijuna people. Presentations will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in SC 102, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Des Moines Urban Studies program 
Applications still are being accepted to attend the Des Moines Urban Studies program for Fall Term. Third- or fourth-year students interested in an internship in their major while taking classes via distance learning should consider applying. For more information, contact Jo Dorrance.
2017-18 PRSSA executive team
Wartburg's chapter of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) announces next year’s executive team:
  • President: Katie Kreis
  • Vice President: Lexi Bodzioch
  • Secretary: Aubree Taylor
  • Treasurer: Abigail Mahoney
  • Social Media Coordinator: Bailey Strait

The team is looking forward to planning and hosting events for all Wartburg students to attend. PRSSA is a society working to actively engage students by giving them a professional insight to the working world of public relations. If you have any questions about PRSSA, you can email anyone on the executive team or follow the Wartburg PRSSA Facebook page.

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

Golden Knight Awards
May 22

VAC diaper drive deadline
May 23

Peru research presentations 
May 24

Denny Haugen retirement reception
May 25

Milestones breakfast
May 26

May 28

Summer hours begin 
May 28

Summer hours end 
Aug. 26

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 editions of The Juice. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

Men's and women's track & field 
Depart 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, for the NCAA Championships.
Apply now for new student employment opportunities
Both 2017 summer and 2017-18 academic year position openings are now being posted to Knightlink. Like and follow us on Facebook at Wartburg College Student Employment to easily see what new job openings are being posted as they become available. 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 in Des Moines is taking applications now for internships that are a part of this program. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
Brian Beckstrom, campus pastor, has a new article on the Living Lutheran blog about young adults, the fear of being judged, and God's words of hope that the church needs to speaking to them.

Kunihiko Terasawa, assistant professor of world religions, gave a lecture titled The Role of Religion and Women in Nationalism and Internationalism in the Case of the US-Japan Relationship at the Association for American University Women’s monthly meeting May 18 at the Waverly Public Library.

Several Wartburg Admissions staff members will be presenting at the Iowa Association of College Admissions Counselors conference in Des Moines on May 22-23. They include Tara Winter, director of student recruitment; Lindsey Leonard, assistant director of Admissions-Student Programs; Kassy Grosser, assistant director of Global Admissions; and Todd Coleman, assistant vice president for Admissions. Mallory Luensmann, assistant director of Admissions-Events, and Leonard also served on the 2017 IACAC planning committee.
The baseball team won the IIAC championship and earned an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The women's track and field team won its 18th consecutive conference title, while the men's team earned its first since 2014, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Nikki Matthias ’92 earned the West Des Moines School Teacher Golden Apple Award as reported by WHO-TV.

The baseball team beat Buena Vista University to move on to the conference tournament finals, as reported by KGAN/Fox 28. The Cedar Rapids Gazette also featured Eric Willis ’18 in its story about the game.
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