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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Sept. 11

Sept. 11, 2017

Maintenance requests

The maintenance team reminds everyone that all maintenance work order requests should be submitted electronically through the InfoCenter. Click the Maintenance Request link on the middle of the InfoCenter. Click the Submit Service Request link on the left side of the page. Provide the location of the service requested using a dropdown menu. Leave all pertinent information regarding the issue in the dialog box provided. A photo also may be uploaded if needed. Once the request has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email to your wartburg.edu address. Another email will be sent when the service has been completed. All non-emergency requests should be submitted through the online system. All emergency situations (e.g. water leaking or a fire or safety hazard) should be reported immediately to Maintenance & Operations or Security. If you experience difficulties requesting service, please contact the Physical Plant at 352-8318.

Help hurricane victims by giving blood 
Are you looking for a way to help with hurricane relief? The American Red Cross is in emergency need of blood for victims of Hurricane Harvey and is preparing for victims of Irma. The Volunteer Action Center will host a blood drive Thursday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Click here to sign up or email the VAC.
WartburgAlert test planned
The emergency notification system for Wartburg College, WartburgAlert, will be tested Thursday, Sept. 14, around noon. WartburgAlert is tested, at minimum, once per term. Alerts aren’t automatically sent. You have to register your phone in order to receive alerts. There is no charge for registering, and you may register up to two numbers for text notification and two numbers for voice phones. You are strongly encouraged to register a SMS number to receive a text, which is the quickest and most reliable means of notification. To register, log in to InfoCenter using your Wartburg credentials. Under the “Offices” header, click on “Parking & Safety,” then, under “Important Resources,” select “WartburgAlert.” If you have problems registering, visit the Security Office on the first floor of Saemann Student Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. To verify if you are registered before next Thursday, send an email to Campus Security, and we will confirm your registration.
KnightTime training
With the recent upgrade to KnightTime, training sessions for supervisors of staff and students will be provided on the following dates/times in WBC 214 (Buckmaster):
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m.

Also, employees and managers are encouraged to access and review updated instruction guides here:

Hearthside program
Faculty and staff are invited to participate in Hearthside, a program co-sponsored by the Humanities Think Tank at Wartburg College and the Slife Professorship in the Humanities. The program gives faculty and staff the opportunity to read a book of their choice with up to three students in an informal environment. The reading model (how many times you meet and when) and the book choice are up to you. Not only does Hearthside create the context for the reading of part of that “to-read” stack we all have, but the program is a form of advocacy for valuing what we do, as thinkers, as educators, and as citizens swept up in the culture and business of higher education. Hearthside has enjoyed participation from various disciplines and departments. If you would like to participate in the program, contact Zak Montgomery
Phil and Lit Society
The Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will meet Friday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West on the first floor of Saemann Student Center. The speaker will be Dr. Scott Muntefering, associate professor of music education/trumpet. The title of his presentation is Midwest Band History – Unknown People and Events. Everyone is welcome.
Early Alert system
As we begin Fall Term, remember that Wartburg’s Early Alert system is a quick way to share your concern via the InfoCenter. Students who receive feedback on their academic performance within the first two weeks of the term are more likely to turn things around if necessary. To submit an Early Alert, go to info.wartburg.edu. After logging in, click on the “Applications” tab and select “Early Alert.” Complete the form and submit. You will receive notices as your alert moves through the system.
A concern can be regarding:
  • Academic performance (attendance, work submission, failed exam, etc.) 
  • Physical and mental well-being
  • Financial situation (can’t afford textbooks, etc.)
  • Social network
  • Anything else that is preventing the student from thriving
Wartburg using Paymerang 
The college has implemented a new payable system called Paymerang, an outside entity that pays our vendors with ACH, credit card, or check. Faculty and staff working with outside vendors still use the same process as before with submitting payment, and information is uploaded into the Paymerang system, which will process the payment. Bills are funded by Wartburg, but the transactions are processed in a way that saves the college from the possibility of check fraud. Please assure outside vendors that payment coming from Paymerang is legitimate; Paymerang is supposed to notify our outside vendors, but some vendors are calling to ask why payments are being made under a new name. Direct questions to Kristina Ladage.
Final re-accreditation report available 
As President Colson indicated in his State of the College address, the final report granting re-accreditation to Wartburg is now posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports.
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. 
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.
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. 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.
Upcoming Events

WartburgAlert test
Sept. 14

Red Cross blood drive
Sept. 14

Phil and Lit Society
Sept. 15

Presidential forum, treats to celebrate Transforming Tomorrow campaign
Sept. 26

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 12-15

Presidential forum
Oct. 24

500th Reformation anniversary celebration
Oct. 31

Christmas with Wartburg
Dec. 1-3

Presidential forum
Dec. 5

Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.

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Wednesday, Sept. 13, depart at 2:30 p.m. for Northwestern (St. Paul, Minn.)

Women’s Soccer
Thursday, Sept. 14, depart at 10:30 a.m. for Eau Claire, Wis., and Wheaton, Ill.

Men’s JV Soccer
Thursday, Sept. 14, depart at 4 p.m. for Loras.

Men’s Golf
Friday, Sept. 15, depart at 7 a.m. for Galena, Ill.
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. It’s a great time to put regular worship on your schedule. This week’s Weekday Chapel looks like this:
  • Monday, Sept. 11 – Prayer Vigil for Reconciliation and Peace
  • Wednesday, Chapel, Sept. 13 – Father David Ambrosy, priest at St. Mary’s
  • Friday, Senior Chapel, Sept. 15 – Blake Shipman ‘18
  • Monday, Sept. 18 – Dr. Kyle Schenkewitz, Religion and Philosophy department
Sunday Worship
Sunday worship will be Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m., in Wartburg Chapel, with the service of Holy Communion and Pastor Brian Beckstrom  preaching.
Dr. Penni Pier spoke to the Waverly Exchange Club on Sept. 7. She shared the history, evolution, and potential future of Wartburg’s Knight Vision streaming program with the group’s members.
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.
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