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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 3

April 3, 2018
TEDx is Saturday
You’re invited to the first Northeast Iowa TEDx event, which will be held at Wartburg on Saturday, April 7! Over 10 speakers, including Wartburg students, faculty, and staff, will discuss diverse ideas encompassing the theme of Embracing the Future. The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in McCaskey Lyceum; doors open at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students, and can be purchased online at www.wartburg.edu/tedx. (Tickets will NOT be available at the door.) You can also see bios of the speakers and the schedule on the website.
Celebration and Blessing service
The SLCM pastors and staff would like to honor all retirees and employees who will not be returning in the Fall of 2018 for your work as we gather to thank God for you. All are welcome to come and help us honor these individuals on Wednesday, April 11, at 10:15 a.m., and thank them for sharing their time, talents and years of service with the Wartburg community. Contact Pastor Ramona Bouzard with questions. If you are planning to retire this year or will not be returning in the fall and no one has contacted you from Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry, e-mail Pam Moss. We would love to include you in the service.
Meet candidates for Dean of Spiritual Life
Pastor Dirk Stadtlander will be on campus interviewing for the Dean of Spiritual Life position on Wednesday, April 4. The campus community is invited to participate in the following ways:
  • Preaching Demonstration – Chapel service, 10:15-10:35 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel
    Teaching Demonstration – 11:05-11:50 a.m. in SC 128 – teaching lesson for IS 101 on Faith and Learning in simulating a classroom environment
  • Student Lunch – 12-1 p.m. Students may join the candidate by eating your Mensa lunch in the St. Elizabeth Room.
  • Student Interfaith Conversations – 1:45-2:30 p.m. in Chapel Commons. To specifically engage in conversation students who do not identify as Christian. The Dean of Spiritual Life serves you as well.
  • Community Open Forum – 3:30-4:30 p.m., Chapel Commons. All members of the community are invited for an informal conversation with the candidate.
  • Please provide feedback to the search committee by completing the survey at this link

Pastor Brian Beckstrom will be interviewing on April 11, and the campus community is invited to participate in similar sessions with him as well. Please contact LeAnn Faidley with questions. If you would like to review the candidates' application materials, they are available to read in the President’s office. 

Summer storage for out-of-state students 
The Student Life Office is piloting a summer storage program for returning out-of-state students. Many of these students have difficulty transporting large items home over the summer or must pay high self-storage fees at local facilities. If you have extra room in your home or garage and would be willing to store items for a few of our students, email Jennifer Onuigbo or stop by Student Life for more information.
Testament from the Ashes
Come hear the story of Margo Jakobs, a retired school counselor who lost many family members in the Holocaust. She will be on campus Tuesday, April 10, and will tell her family's story at 6 p.m. in Chapel Commons. Direct questions to Pastor Ramona Bouzard or Blake Shipman.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar 
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, April 3, at 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Paris Hare ’13, an analyst programmer for Mayo Clinic, will discuss his early career in a presentation titled How to Survive the First Five Years as a Software Developer. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speakers are both fourth-year psychology majors. The title of Morgan Riedesel’s presentation is Students’ Evaluation of Articles: The Possibility of a Gender Bias. The title of Kierstin Keller’s presentation is Influences on STEM Interest Among Middle School and College Students. All are welcome.
Weekly security update
In the last week, the cameras in Lohe, Grossmann, The Wartburg Store, Mensa, and Vogel Library were aimed and configured. Go to the Security Update on the InfoCenter to read more and see previous reports.
Wartburg CHATS on Tuesday
Join Dean Kittle for Wartburg CHATS on Tuesday, April 3, noon-12:45 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Be a part of a safe, respectful, and open conversation about topics that matter to you. You may bring your lunch. Direct questions to Jennifer Onuigbo.
Retired bishop to visit Wartburg 
Wartburg College and the Northeastern Iowa Synod will host Bishop Munib Younan, bishop emeriti of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Holy Land and past president of the Lutheran World Federation. The following events are planned:
  • Thursday, April 5, 4 p.m., Loving God & Neighbor: Living Out the Biblical Call in the Holy Land, McCaskey Lyceum. The presentation will be followed by a reception in honor of Bishop Younan in the Castle Room.
  • Friday, April 6, 5:30-6:45 p.m., dinner honoring Bishop Younan, Castle Room, RSVP required. Following dinner, Bishop Younan will speak from 7-8:15 p.m. in the Chapel. This address is open to the public, and you do not have to attend the dinner to participate in the presentation. There will be time for Q&A.
Enlightenment Week at Wartburg 
Enlightenment Week is dedicated to shedding light on autism and those on the spectrum. If you are a future educator, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, music therapist, or anyone who might work with individuals on the spectrum in your career, this week is for your enlightenment. Check out the list of events below.
  • Tuesday, April 3: Dorm Storm at 7 p.m. for the Autism Society of Iowa; wear blue throughout the day.
  • Wednesday, April 4: Movie night with cupcakes at 7 p.m. in the Clinton Hall basement.
  • Thursday, April 5: Panel of professionals at 7 p.m. in Grossman 131. See how people in your future field work with those on the spectrum.
  • Friday, April 6: Sensory-friendly game night with Best Buddies at 7:30 p.m. in Cardinal Commons.
Retirement celebration for Pastor Ramona
All are welcome to attend a retirement celebration for Pastor Ramona Bouzard on Monday, April 16, at 3:30 p.m., in the Chapel. We will gather to sing PR’s favorite hymns and follow up with ice cream sundaes, cookies and lemonade till 5 p.m.
Milestones event 
Mark your calendars for the 17th annual Milestones event Friday, May 25. Faculty and staff will gather as a campus community at 8 a.m. in the ballrooms for breakfast and conversation. At 8:30 a.m., we will recognize those celebrating employment anniversaries and retirements, along with other faculty and staff awards. Those individuals observing work anniversaries include:
  • 30 years: Tony Lutz, Shaheen Munir, Lori Poehler, Suzanne Torkelson, and Pat Wayne.
  • 25 years: Dan Black, Karen Black, Jeff Hemingson, and Thomas Payne.
  • 20 years: Kathy Dreesman, Chris Kelly, Michael Lavenz, Krystal Madlock, Keith McClung, David McCullough, Jennifer Walker, and Bill Withers.
  • 15 years: Cynthia Bane, Tiffany Cooper, Jette Irgens, Chris Knudson, Scott Leisinger, Terry Letsche, Ed Westen, and Tara Winter.
  • 10 years: Kory Figura, Jamie Hollaway, Samantha Larimer Bousquet, Byron Mather, Wendy Mohlis, Jason Steege, Colleen Ulrich, Ann Wrede, and Leilani Zart.

If your name was omitted from this recognition list, contact Erica Sadler in Human Resources.

Tuesday, April 3, departing at 11:15 a.m. for Simpson.
Upcoming Events

Enlightenment Week
April 2-6

Wartburg CHATS
April 3

Bishop Younan visit
April 5-6

TEDx at Wartburg
April 7

Presidential Forum
April 10

Testament from the Ashes
April 10

Celebration and blessing service
April 11

April 12

Knight Vision requests due
April 15

Pastor Ramona Bouzard retirement party
April 16

Milestones event
May 25

Summer hours begin
May 29
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.

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Upcoming Chapel services

Weekday services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel; Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. Chapel time is 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 speakers:

  • Wednesday, April 4 – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Friday, April 6 – Bishop Munib Younan
  • Sunday, April 8 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom
  • Monday, April 9 – Angeline Neo ’20
WELCOME (new arrivals)
Staci Bravender, Cleaning Staff, 3/1
David Carlson, Part-Time Groundskeeper, 3/1
Robin Miller, Office Coordinator, Department of Bus. Amin, Acct. & Econ, 3/28
Gregory Lorenz, Wartburg West Academic and Program Director, 3/1

FAREWELL (departures/retirements)
Kelsie Durscher, Assistant Director for Recruitment Services, 3/9
Mary Reding, Circulation Services Supervisor 3/30
Elizabeth (Beth) Fagerlind, Cleaning Staff, 3/30
Keilah Stallsmith, Retail Coordinator, 3/30
President Darrel Colson recently spoke at a one-day symposium, co-sponsored by the Gustav-Stresemann Institute and Wartburg College, in Berlin. The symposium examined German-American relations from 1848 to the present day and outlined the future of the transatlantic relationship. Colson’s speech, Luther, Bound Conscience, and the March Revolution, is posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports
The Wartburg women's basketball team ended its undefeated season Friday in an NCAA Semifinals loss to Bowdoin, 62-90, as reported by Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Des Moines Register

The annual Drag Show, sponsored by Alliance, was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The women's basketball team is being led into the Final Four by a group of Iowa athletes, as reported by KCRGKWWL, and the Des Moines Register

Wrestling coach Eric Keller shared his excitement about leading his Knights to another national championship and the anxiety that comes just hours later as he looks forward to 2019 with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
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