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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 9

Oct. 9, 2017

Learn about Eisenach Immersion program 

Interested in studying, living, and job shadowing at the foot of the Wartburg Castle as part of the Eisenach Immersion program? Come meet Lord Mayor of Eisenach Katja Wolf and members of her staff Tuesday, Oct. 10, 3:30-4:15 p.m., in LH 201, and discuss opportunities available to you. Internship sites are diverse based on major but have included the city archive, the Gallery for Contemporary Art, Wartburg Radio, and EDAG Automotive Engineering, among others.

Register for Homecoming & Family Weekend — Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11! Sign up today at www.wartburg.edu/Homecoming.

Renaissance Faire — Make sure you grab something to eat at the Renaissance Faire, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, on the Campus Mall. Check out some of our new food options, crafts, and entertainment sponsored by Wartburg student organizations, local nonprofits, and vendors.
Homecoming class reunions — The following classes will celebrate their reunions Saturday, Oct. 15: the class of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012, plus the Golden Knights (all classes graduating 1967 and prior). Faculty and staff are welcome to register for and attend any of the reunion luncheons ($16 for classes of 1992 and prior) or reunion gatherings (no charge, classes of 1997 and after). Visit www.wartburg.edu/homecoming for a schedule and to register. 

Oktoberfest — Preregister for Oktoberfest online so you can get discount tickets ($15). After online registrations closes, tickets will be $20 each. Preregistered tickets will be admitted first into the event on Saturday, Oct. 14, 4-6:30 p.m., on the Campus Mall. Don't forget your lederhosen!
Swing away during Homecoming 
Wartburg's softball team will host a home run derby fundraiser during Homecoming & Family Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Lynes Field. Cost is $10 for 10 swings. The winner will receive a collection of gift certificates from Waverly’s favorite establishments. Participants can also hit off of Wartburg softball pitchers for $1 per swing. All are welcome!
Help us celebrate the Reformation
On Oct. 31 the Wartburg campus will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Don’t miss two opportunities to be part of the day’s activities:
  • Spirited Expression: A Reformation Celebration will be held in the chapel from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., featuring Dr. Karen Black, college organist; the Wartburg Choir with Dr. Lee Nelson conducting; and the Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans, speaker.
  • From 12:45 to 3:15 p.m., students, faculty, and staff in groups of 12-15 will gather for Reformation Table Talks, guided discussion, and honest conversation about the college’s mission of faith and learning and the future of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. To reserve a spot (and a lunch) at the Table Talks, click here by Friday, Oct. 20. No classes, lessons, or meetings will be held during this time and most offices will be closed so all can participate.

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.

Happy Homecoming week! 
Thanks in advance to faculty, staff, and students for welcoming back to campus more than 1,000 alumni and friends during Homecoming weekend. Your warm greetings, hugs and smiles, and genuine hospitality make it a special experience for all Wartburgers, young and old. On behalf of the Advancement team, thank you for enabling our guests to renew that Wartburg spirit and memories of their "brightest days.”
Outfly breakfast volunteers needed 
Faculty and staff who would like to volunteer to help serve breakfast during Outfly should email Shelly Geweke.
Gallery talk Thursday 
A gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition of works by Argentine artist Mauricio Lasansky will be Thursday, Oct. 12, at 11:30 a.m., in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Guest speakers will include Phillip and Diego Lasansky. Immediately following the lecture, a public dedication of Diego’s 2015 intaglio print, Junker Jörg 1521, will be held. President Darrel Colson will share some words of thanks before formally dedicating the work and accepting it into the college’s permanent art collection. Both events are free and open the public. For more information, contact Johanna Kramer-Weston.
Reports available on InfoCenter
The 2017 Fall Enrollment and Fall to Fall 2016-17 Retention Reports are now available online. Direct questions to Edie Waldstein.
German Institute funds available 
The German Institute announces the annual call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2017-18, a total of $1,500 is available from external sources. Because these funds are limited, an application is required, and they will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for the full amount of available funds will, at this time, most likely not be supported in full. Applications are due Nov. 3. Awards will be announced by Dec. 1. In the past, the Institute has funded enrichments to May Term trips to Germany, the German film festival, learning materials for the faculty/staff heritage tour, and subsidized student travel to Germany for study abroad. Click here for full application details. Direct all questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.
Sociology Club speaker 
Hosted by the Sociology Club, John Jackson, Wartburg alumnus and police chief of Greenwood Village, Colo., will speak on his involvement with Colorado's marijuana legalization and community policing Thursday, Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m., in Buckmaster (WBC 214). Everyone is welcome. For more information, email Olivia McAtee.
Wartburg Track and Field rummage sale 
The track and field team will host a rummage sale Friday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Canfield Strength and Conditioning Room in The W. All past or used items must go. CASH or CHECK ONLY. There will be miscellaneous T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and hats. First come, first served. Items will also be sold at the Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., on the campus mall.
See comedian after Kapers on Friday
ETK will be presenting comedian Pete Lee on Friday, Oct. 13, in McCaskey Lyceum right after Kastle Kapers! The show is family friendly and is free.
Soak Your Professors event returns 
The Soak Your Professors event will return to the Renaissance Faire during Homecoming & Family Weekend. The fundraiser for the Society of Physics Students offers three water balloons for $2 and the opportunity to launch them at several noteworthy faculty and staff targets Saturday, Oct. 14, between 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., on the campus mall. “Targets” include Mike Bechtel, Ben Bousquet, Justin Crouse, LeAnn Faidley, Charles Figura, Michaeleen Golay, Zak Montgomery, Leilani Zart, and John Zelle. The specific schedule will be publicized via fliers this week and at the Society of Physics Students booth at Homecoming.
Leadership & Service Summit mentors wanted 
Know a student who would be a great mentor to a high school student? Encourage them to apply! The Leadership & Service Summit (formerly HSLI) engages high school students in service and teaches them leadership skills in a weeklong residential program. Mentors would assist in facilitation of presentations and activities during the designated week and have training at a scheduled time (as a class) during Winter Term. Mentors would then be assigned students to keep in contact with, assist with their projects and papers, and answer any questions. There are two opportunities to be a mentor:
  • Wartburg College, June 24-30, 2018 
  • Wartburg West (Mt. Evans and Denver, Colo.), July 8-14, 2018 

Details and an application can be found here. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 30. Direct questions to Ashley Lang.

Audition for Reformation celebration play 
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to audition for the November production of A Parade of Witnesses. The play focuses on how Martin Luther touched people differently in his own time as conveyed through Luther’s conversations with a variety of contemporary and future personae. It will be presented as part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Contact Sally Malcolm with questions. Auditions will take place at the following times in Choral Hall in the FAC:
  • Monday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m.
Presidential Forum notes
Notes from the Sept. 26 Presidential Forum are now posted on the InfoCenter under "President’s Reports."
Mindfulness meditation program 
Cynthia Bane, professor of psychology, will run a Koru mindfulness program for faculty and staff. The program consists of four sessions on the following Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.: Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, and Nov. 1. Email cynthia.bane@wartburg.edu if you are interested in participating or interested about times and dates of future Koru programs.
Christmas with Wartburg tickets for faculty and staff 
As faculty and staff at Wartburg, you have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Christmas with Wartburg in advance of the public. Faculty and staff will receive an email Monday, Oct. 9, with a link and instructions on how to purchase your seats for the Dec. 1-3 performances. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, Oct. 16. Faculty and staff who cannot attend the performances or do not wish to purchase tickets may obtain up to two free passes to attend the Nov. 29 dress rehearsal, which will be available at the Info Desk after Oct 9.
Student Senate election results 
Congratulations to those elected to Student Senate (in no particular order):

Manors, Knights Village, and Off-Campus: Elizabeth Buckwalter, Anna Rehberg, Blake Kozak, Sarah Mirs, Madeline Burma, Travonne Gray, Gaby Gonzalez, Michelle Hahn, Queensley Odei, Molly Asterita, Haley Cannon, and Kiersten Keller.

The Complex: Kimberly Strobel, Courtney Moser, Emma Williams, Alyssa Wessel, Michael Dillon, Curren Mattias, Joe Freiburger, Danai Chekenya, Cobi Cline, and Wyatt Hintermeister.

Clinton/Founders: Linda Neely, Liz Stange, Amy Isvik, Nathan Trabue, Jordan Flaherty, Esmie Alacron, Breyanna Primous, Madison Carroll, Janaé Conley, Somchit “Art” Kittisak, and Saffa Bockarie.

Grossmann/Löhe/The Residence: Colton Brown, Elizabeth Snyder, Paige Deppe, Jonathan Fuentes, Amanda Guertler, Nicole Giesemann, Shahzeb Jadoon, Joseph Makondo, Aejandro Salazar, Samuel McMichael, Cade Pederson, and Alviann Jordan.
Upcoming Events

Reformation play auditions
Oct. 9, 10

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, Oct. 11, depart at 2:45 p.m. for Loras College, Dubuque
Monday, Oct. 9, JV volleyball departs at 4:45 p.m. for Ellsworth

Women’s Tennis
Friday, Oct. 13, IIAC Tournament in Waterloo

Cross Country
Friday, Oct. 13, depart at 11 a.m. for Oshkosh

Men’s and Women’s Soccer
Friday, Oct. 13, depart at 2 p.m. for Luther College, Decorah
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, Oct. 9, The Rev. Dan Hanson ’12
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11, Ashely Rosa ’16
  • Friday, Oct. 13, Liz Mathis, Board of Regents
  • Monday, Oct. 16, Dani Vogel ’08
Sunday Homecoming Worship
Sunday Homecoming Worship will be Oct. 15, at 10 a.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Wartburg choral groups, Dr. Karen Black, and the Wartburg Symphonic Band will provide music. Pastor Ramona Bouzard will give the message.

Dr. Bill Withers, professor of journalism and communication, presented the opening keynote address for the first Leadership Summit hosted at Clear Creek Amana High School. The all-day conference attracted more than 200 students from middle and high schools across the eastern Iowa corridor. Withers’ address focused on students developing their strengths and personalities as they better serve their own communities. He also used the opportunity to invite high school juniors in the audience to Wartburg’s own Summer Leadership and Service Summit next June and July.

Stephanie Klemetson, music tour, camp, and promotion manager, recently attended the College Music Tour Managers Association Convention at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. Klemetson presented Tour Planning 101: Back to Basics, which focused on strategic planning and best practices in ensemble tour management. 

Dr. Kit Kleinhans, Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, will receive a Valparaiso University Alumni Achievement Award on Oct. 1.

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.

Carrie Smisek ’12 was ordained as a pastor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn., as reported by the Lonsdale News Review.

Students in Dr. Zak Montgomery's "Latinos in the U.S." captstone class are partnering with high school students from Al Exito in Hampton to teach others about Latinos' importance to the United States, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Sharon Regenold ’85 reflected on her career as Cedar Falls' first female firefighter and first female fire captain with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The football team beat Coe 34-7, outgaining the Kohawks by 340 yards and racking up five turnovers, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierKCRG, and CBS2/Fox28
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