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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - July 31

July 31, 2017
Friendship Families needed

Wartburg’s Friendship Family program connects faculty, staff and community members with new international students. For many of these students, this is the first time they have been away from family and friends and the first time they have visited the United States. Through the program, the students connect with someone on campus or in the community with whom they can become friends, share a meal or cultural event, and learn about U.S. traditions. Friendship Families do not house students or support them financially. If you are interested in the program and would like more information, click here. Direct questions to Wendy Mohlis, Friendship Family coordinator.

Parking during Iowa Private College Week
This week (July 31-Aug. 4) is Iowa Private College Week on campus. Hundreds of students, along with their parents and families, will attend sessions at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day during IPCW. We'd like to make parking on the east side of campus as plentiful as possible for our prospective student visitors, and faculty and staff are asked to please leave E Lot (the lot closest to Neumann Auditorium and the Saemann Student Center) and other nearby parking spaces vacant for our visitors to use all week. Prospective students can still sign up for a campus visit this week at www.wartburg.edu/ipcw.
Jean Buckingham retirement celebration
Please join the campus community in the Castle Room from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, to celebrate Jean Buckingham’s retirement. There will be a short program at 9:30. Jean has been the camps, conferences and event scheduling manager for nine years, spent two years in the Chapel office and many years as a temp in various offices. Her last day of work will be Aug. 11.
Timecard approval deadlines and paydays
Human Resources has posted upcoming timecard approval deadlines and paydays on the InfoCenter. All supervisors of staff and/or faculty members can view the “Timecard Approval Deadlines Payday Sheet” by clicking here. Direct questions to Erica Sadler, 352-8521.
Tree removal and replacement plans
The college is evaluating the condition of trees on campus and on college-owned rental properties. Through the next several weeks, various trees will be removed because they are dying and creating a potential safety issue. We will add at least one new tree for each tree we remove, within one year of the tree removal. Any questions can be directed to Operations & Maintenance at 319-352-8318.
Spiritual life survey 
Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry is undergoing a program review and is seeking input from faculty and staff. SLCM serves the whole community, so whether or not you are an active participant, we’d love to hear from you. This short survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will help shape the future for religious life at Wartburg: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/slcmreview. (This is different from a survey sent to some faculty/staff this spring.)
The Juice summer schedule 
The Faculty/Staff Juice will publish every other week during the summer, with the next edition on Aug. 14. The Juice will resume weekly emails on Sept. 5.
Transition to new college credit cards
As part of the revenue-enhancement and expense-savings process, Wartburg College will be transitioning to a new credit card vendor, PNC Bank, with the goal of full implementation by Sept. 1. College faculty and staff who currently have a Wartburg-issued Wells Fargo credit card are required to attend training from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Science Center 102 (updated location) during Faculty Workshop. Cardholders should watch their email for additional information about the transition to a new PNC-issued card in August. This change brings several benefits:
  • An increased rebate percentage that will enhance the college’s revenues.
  • Enhanced management tools, including a mobile app for managing receipts on the go.
  • Improved security features, including fraud text alert notifications.

 If you have any questions, contact Kristina Ladage (319-352-8433), Abbie Raum (319-352-8350), or Tracy Rucker (319-352-8238) in the Business Office.

Walther named assistant VP for academic affairs
Dan Walther has been appointed to a three-year term as assistant vice president for academic affairs. The primary responsibility of this position is to work with others to recommend improvements required by the HLC and to prepare and submit the HLC monitoring reports. The assistant VPAA will collaborate with others to create a sustainable culture of improvement in academic programs, general education, and co-curricular programs that will continue beyond the submission of the final monitoring report in early 2020. 
Upcoming campus events
Please extend a warm Wartburg welcome to visitors attending the following events on campus this summer:
  • July 29-Aug. 1, Meistersinger Keyboard Camp
  • July 31-Aug. 4, Iowa Private College Week
  • Aug. 1, Softball camps and Bat Demo Day 
  • Aug. 1-3, Meistersinger All-State Camp 1
  • Aug. 5-7, Meistersinger All-State Camp 2
  • Aug. 5-6, Men’s Soccer Camp
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

Iowa Private College Week
July 31-Aug. 4

Booster Club Golf Outing
Aug. 3

Jean Buckingham retirement reception
Aug. 7

Wartburg Day at the Iowa State Fair
Aug. 17

Summer hours end 
Aug. 26

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 12-15

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.

The Wartburg community offers congratulations to Ryan Chapman, head men’s and women’s distance coach, and his wife, Rachael, on the birth of their daughter, Avery Ann, on June 26.

Todd Coleman, assistant vice president for admissions, recently presented on The Power of Networking to 40 new members of the admissions profession at Iowa ACAC Admissions Counselor University. 

Dr. Karen Black, the Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ, performed two solo organ recitals recently: one at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, Wis., on June 17, and another at the North Central Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists on June 21. 
Abhay Nadipuram ’10 joined the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines, as reported by the Waterloo Cedar Fall Courier.

Students from the Minnesota School of Environmental Studies canoed the Cedar River, visited Wartburg and other Northeast Iowa colleges, and met with Wartburg professor David McCullough as part of a summer course for their magnet school, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Tammy Jo Anderson Taft ’05 spoke about flying a drone for Advanced Engineering and Environmental Service during Drone Biz, a monthly meeting of leaders in the unmanned aircraft industry, as reported by the Grand Forks Herald.

Matt Sacia ’19 was nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which recognizes student-athletes who achieve on the field, in the classroom, and in the community, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Aaron ’01 and Crystal Heins ’03 Buzza are leaving Waterloo for Macon, Ga. Aaron has accepted a job at VISIT Macon, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.

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