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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Sept. 4

Sept. 4, 2017

Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation on Tuesday, Sept. 5, will kick off Wartburg’s 166th academic year. Convocation begins at 10:15 a.m. in Levick Arena. Welcome the Class of 2021 and hear remarks from the Rev. Louise Johnson, president of Wartburg Theological Seminary and honorary degree recipient. An all-campus lunch will follow in Mensa.

New faculty and staff photo directory
Click here to see the "New Faculty and Staff – Fall 2017" photo directory, which is now posted on the InfoCenter under Employment, Forms & Procedures. 
Game Knights event
The Wartburg Store will host Game Knights on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 7-10 p.m., in the McCoy rooms of Saemann Student Center. Modern-strategy board games, including Catan, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Splendor, Dominion, and Agricola, will be available, as well as many more. No prior game experience necessary.
Reformation Anniversary Celebration Table Talks
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, faculty, staff, and students will have the chance to share their thoughts and questions during Wartburg’s 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Celebration Table Talks. The groups will have guided discussion and honest conversation about the college’s mission of faith and learning and the future of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. No classes, lessons, practices, or college-sponsored meetings will be held during this time, and all offices or departments that are able to close will to enable students, staff, and faculty to participate. Click here to sign up for the Table Talks. You can reserve a place at the table through Friday, Oct. 20. If you would like to volunteer to be a facilitator or “recorder” for the Table Talks, or if you have questions, speak to Ramona Bouzard or contact SLCM.office@wartburg.edu and include “Table Talk Volunteer” in the subject line. For more information on the Reformation Anniversary, click here.
Trumpet available on newsstands
The first issue of The Trumpet is now available on newsstands across campus. This edition includes several stories of interest to new students and the fall sports previews. You also can visit wartburgtrumpet.com for additional stories, video, and photos. And while you are on the website, be sure to sign up for the new weekly newsletter.
Call ITS Techline
If you are having trouble with your computer, electronic device, printer, etc., instead of calling an individual ITS staff member, please call 352-8767 or email techline@wartburg.edu. Our ITS Help Desk team will get back to you as soon as possible. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 6, Help Desk hours are:
  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 4-9 p.m.
President’s address and future forums
President Colson’s Aug. 29 State of the College address is posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports

Please mark your calendars for several informational presidential forums, all from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Buckmaster (Whitehouse Business Center 214) unless otherwise noted:
  • Sept. 26 (McCaskey Lyceum – 11 a.m.; refreshments will be served in the lobby to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Transforming Tomorrow campaign.)
  • Oct. 24
  • Dec. 5 (Hagemann Castle Room)
  • Jan. 30 (State of the College – McCaskey Lyceum)
  • Feb. 27
  • March 20
  • April 10
Properties for rent 
The college currently has properties available for rent with new pricing; click here for details. The properties are well maintained and very close to campus. Coming soon, the college will offer a three-bedroom, one-bath property that is pet friendly with a fenced yard. If you are interested in renting one of these properties, contact Laura Davis, laura.davis@wartburg.edu or 352-8318.
Graduation Summary Reports now online
The Graduation Summary Reports for Academic Year 2016-17 are now on the Info Center. All reports can be found on the main enrollment management report site.
Be a Chapel Ambassador
Would you like to become a more visible faith mentor for students, combat the culture of busyness on campus, and be more intentional about living out our calling as a college of faith and learning? If so, it’s fairly simple to do. Close your office door or tell your supervisor that you want to attend Weekday Chapel. Attend Chapel as often as you are able, and put up a small sign (provided by Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry) that identifies you as a Chapel Ambassador who is open to talking about faith with students, faculty, and staff. Interested? Email slcm.office@wartburg.edu. Questions? Contact Pastor Brian or Pastor Ramona.
Faculty, staff invited to join STAS
Are you interested in regular, informal discussions with other faculty about teaching and advising? Sharing Teaching and Advising Strategies is an informal group of Wartburg faculty and staff interested in solution-driven discussion of questions and strategies for teaching and advising among a productive, positive, and supportive group of peers. STAS will meet 4-5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, beginning Sept. 13, in the Faculty Development Room on the first floor of Vogel Library. All are welcome; come as your schedule allows. If you have questions or want to be added to the my.wartburg resource page for STAS, contact Michaeleen Golay.
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.
Upcoming Events

Opening Convocation
Sept. 5

Fall classes begin
Sept. 6

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 12-15

500th Reformation anniversary
Oct. 31

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.

Women’s Soccer
Thursday, Sept. 7, depart for Hardin-Simmons in Abilene, Texas.

Men’s Soccer
Friday, Sept. 8, depart at 9:30 a.m. for Saint John’s University.
Weekday Chapel services
Weekday services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. They are a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester. Upcoming messages will be given by:
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom
  • Friday, Sept. 8 – Jocelyn Keller ’18
  • Monday, Sept. 11 — Prayer Vigil for Reconciliation and Peace
Sanctuary on Wednesdays
Sanctuary is a holy space in the midst of your busy life where you can recharge and renew. Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, music, prayers, and communion. Sanctuary takes place at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in the Chapel Commons (Chapel basement). Treats are served at 8:45 p.m.
Faith Expression ministry groups
If you’d like to find out about Faith Expression ministry groups on campus, check out the SLCM Facebook page. Many of the student ministries have their own Facebook pages, too: Wartburg FCA, Catholic Knights, Adopt-a-Grandparent, Sanctuary, and Hope Overflow.
Sunday Worship
Sunday worship resumes Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel, with the Festival Service of Holy Communion. The Wartburg Choir, directed by Dr. Lee Nelson, will provide music leadership, and Pastor Ramona Bouzard will give the message.

WELCOME (new arrivals):

Jim Franzen – General Maintenance Staff, 7/11
Carrie Gleason – Camps, Conferences, Front Desk Services & Events Scheduling Manager, 7/24
Lori Zeschke – Technology Specialist, 7/24
Paige Stanbrough (rehire) – Dining Services Cook 7/26
Melissa Jacobs – Print Center Operator, 8/1
Conor Simcox  Assistant Director of Admissions, 8/1
Joseph Squires – Head Men’s and Women’s Bowling Coach, 8/1
Taylor Dickson  Assistant Softball Coach Intern, 8/1
Alison Schreiner – Athletic Training Fellow, 8/1
Anthony Vela – Intern Assistant Football Coach, 8/1
Kalyani Kannan – Area Coordinator and Secon-Year Experience, Student Life, 8/7

Fernando Peñate-Chavez – Admissions Counselor, Admissions, 8/7
Samuel Fransdal – Temp Summer Groundskeeper, Maintenance, 8/14
Added this week:
Robert Ruchotzke  Director of Annual Giving, 8/21
Katie Wyman  Admissions Counselor, 8/21
Tom Joecken  Cleaning Staff, 8/31

FAREWELL (retirements and departures):
Jake Crosby – Dining Services Office and Business Assistant, 7/7
Richard Betts – Print Center Coordinator, 7/7
Denny Haugen – Senior Major Gift Officer, 7/14
Luc McAlpin – Admissions Counselor, 7/14
Richard Perez – Cleaning Staff, 7/28
Kara Groen – Music Therapy Clinical Instructor, 7/31
Jean Buckingham – Camps, Conferences & Events Scheduling Manager, Dining Services 8/11
Carmen Smith – Konditorei Supervisor, Dining Services, 8/11
Added this week:
Romeo Djoumessi –
Assistant Director of The W for Group Fitness and Personal Training 9/1
Joseph Barloon – Digital Media Producer, 8/31
Ramona Hodgerson – Office Coordinator for Humanities, 8/17

Lindsey Leonard – (formerly Assistant Director of Student Ambassador Programs) – Director of Student Engagement, 8/14
Laurie Everhardt – formerly Associate Director of Annual Giving, (new) Major Gift Officer, 8/1

Renee Voves – formerly Director of Alumni/Parent Relations & Annual Giving, (new) Associate Director of Institutional Advancement-Alumni/Parent Relations & Annual Giving, 8/1
Julie Ladage – formerly Retail Associate-Konditorei, (new) Dining Services Retail Supervisor-Konditorei, 8/7
Added this week:
Ashley Lang
 – formerly Director of Campus Programming, (new) Assistant Director of the Institute for Leadership Education, 9/1

Information provided by Human Resources; please contact Erica Sadler if you have questions.
The Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans, Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, led the sixth ELCA International Seminar for Women in Wittenberg, Germany, July 1-8. Kleinhans also attended the 13th International Congress for Luther Research in Wittenberg, July 30-Aug. 4. In addition, Kleinhans published “Thy Kingdom Come,” the cover story for the August 2017 issue of Living Lutheran, the monthly magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and “When Faith Doesn’t Come Easy” in the September 2017 issue of Gather, the magazine of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The Rev. Irving Sandberg, adjunct professor of religion, spent January and July teaching at pastoral conferences in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Phuoc Province, Viet Nam, and Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia. He taught courses on the Gospel stories of Jesus, titled The Crucified Messiah: The Life and Work of Jesus, using an interpreter to translate the presentations. He also led Bible studies in English on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians and preached in numerous congregations. This is his fifth year as a teaching missionary in Southeast Asia.
Logan Hansen ’11 crunches numbers to create his own DIII football rankings, analysis, and predictions on his blog, as reported by the  Lacrosse Tribune.

Bryan Traughber ’01 was the first radiation oncologist in North America to use a new gynecological brachytherapy applicator to treat advanced cervical cancer, as reported by the Dickinson County News and Business Insider.

Rob Rottler '18 and Chris McNutt '18 will rejoin the football team this fall following season-ending injuries in the 2017 opener, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Aryn Jones' '18 contributions to the college's volleyball and basketball teams were highlighted as part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier's fall sports preview story.

Isabelle Warner's High School Leadership Institute project, which provided school supplies for families in need, was featured on KCRG.

Julia Evans '15 was recognized by the U.S. Army for the work she did inventorying historic guns for the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, as reported by the Carroll Daily Times Herald.

Scott Kauffman '06, a member of the Iowa National Guard's 71st Civil Support team, provided security at the Solheim Cup in West Des Moines, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The football team was picked to finish second in the 2017 IIAC preseason coaches' poll, as reported by ABC 8 Eyewitness News.

Ian Coon '20, founder of the Iowa Student Learning Institute, gathered a group of students, community leaders, and legislators to talk about educational priorities, as reported by Iowa Public Radio.
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