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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 16

Oct. 16, 2017

Volunteers needed for Outfly breakfast

Faculty and staff are still needed to help serve breakfast on Outfly morning. Please contact Shelly Geweke via email or at 319-352-8303 to get your name on the list. You would need to report to Mensa by 6:50 a.m. the day of Outfly. Campus is notified of Outfly via the Campus Alert System during the early hours of Outfly morning, whenever that may be.

Dance Marathon plans annual Rake-a-Thon fundraiser
Dance Marathon members will be raking community members’ leaves Oct. 22 and Nov. 5 and 12, and possibly another Sunday if there is interest. Dance Marathon will provide rakes, but community members are asked to provide bags for the leaves. A freewill donation would be greatly appreciated when the job is finished. If you would like to have your leaves raked, contact Bre Bader, 319-240-6941 or email, to set up a time on one of the Sundays listed.
Christmas with Wartburg tickets on sale
Christmas with Wartburg tickets go on sale to the public today, Oct. 16. Details and links to order concert and meal tickets can be found at www.wartburg.edu/christmas.
AAUW conference opportunity
Emma Evans-Peck, a fourth-year music therapy major and Wartburg Student AAUW eBranch member, will share her experiences as a participant in the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, which was held in June in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in SC 134. Evans-Peck was sponsored by the AAUW Waverly branch. Students interested in participating in the 2018 conference should attend this presentation for details on scholarships and sponsorships. More information on the conference is available at www.nccwsl.org.
Business Office to close for retreat
The Business Office will be closed Thursday, Oct. 26, for a staff retreat. The Financial Aid office will only be open that day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please plan accordingly for any business you may have with these offices.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar 
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Dr. Brian Birgen, professor of mathematics and actuarial science, will present What is Financial Mathematics? Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Wartburg Chats 
Join Dean of Students Dan Kittle for Wartburg Chats, Tuesday, Oct. 17, noon-12:45 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Be a part of a safe, respectful, and open conversation about a variety of topics that matter to you. There is no commitment, no homework, and no agenda. You may bring your lunch. Contact Student Life with any questions.
Summer camp employment 
A representative from A Christian Ministry in the National Parks will be in the northwest foyer of Saemann Student Center on Monday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to recruit for summer employment. Go to www.acmnp.com for more information.
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.

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.
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.

Upcoming Events

Christmas with Wartburg tickets on sale to public
Oct. 16

Wartburg Chats
Oct. 17

Sociology Club speaker
Oct. 19

Presidential forum
Oct. 24

LSS mentor application deadline
Oct. 30

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.

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.

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Tuesday, Oct. 17, depart at 3 p.m. for Cornell College in Mount Vernon.
Friday, Oct. 20, depart at 2:15 p.m. for Central College in Pella.
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. 16, Dani Vogel ’08

Jen Sassman, director of financial aid, was asked to co-lead a leadership forum sponsored by the Iowa Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators. Sassman and the assistant director of financial aid from Luther College re-wrote the curriculum, then orchestrated the first day of the two-day meeting in Des Moines, Oct. 3-4. The forum focused on personal and professional development of the attendees to better serve their college/universities, the association, and their communities. It also focused on strategic planning and best practices in financial aid management.

Amy Nolan, professor of English, had her essay, “Writing a Sacred Self: Kathy Acker and Wonder,” published in Critical Innovations: Reading and Writing Experimental Texts, Palgrave Macmillan Press, October 2017.

Ian Wass ’02 was named the Waterloo Fire Department's Paramedic of the Year for 2017, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Enrollment increased in 2017-18, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The football team took down the Central Dutch, 44-20, as reported by the Oskaloosa News.

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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