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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 9

April 9, 2018
Internet outages Wednesday
On Wednesday, April 11, between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., the ICN will be performing maintenance on their fiber optic network. This will affect internet service that Wartburg receives from the ICN. While the internet will not be down the entire six hours, you should plan on outages during this maintenance window.
Emeritus, tenure and promotion news

At its February meeting, the Board of Regents approved the status of professor emeritus/emerita for:

  • Dr. Josef Breutzmann
  • The Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans
  • The Rev. Dr. Ramona Bouzard
  • The Rev. Bonita Bock

The board also approved tenure and promotion to associate professor for:

  • Professor Justin Crouse
  • Dr. Andrea Eslick
  • Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa

In addition, Dr. Stephanie Toering Peters has been promoted to full professor. 

Staff retreat April 25

The annual staff retreat will be Wednesday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Heritage Methodist Church, just west of Waverly on Highway 3. This year’s retreat activities include:

  • Lunch and social time.
  • Run, Hide, Fight active shooter training by Kip Ladage, emergency management coordinator for Bremer County, and Jason Leonard from the Waverly Police Department.
  • Prize drawings (must be present to win).

Once the retreat ends, all hourly staff may go home and still record their “normal” time for the day (e.g. 8 hours or 7.75 hours). Salaried staff also may go home. When possible, departments normally starting the day prior to 8 a.m. should adjust their schedule on this day. 

Meet candidate for Dean of Spiritual Life

Pastor Brian Beckstrom will be interviewing for the Dean of Spiritual Life position on Wednesday, April 11. The campus community is invited to participate in the following ways:

  • Preaching Demonstration – Chapel service, 10:15-10:35 a.m., in the 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 – Noon-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 – 3-4 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. 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. 
Tour Week dining hours
Click here to see the dining hours during Tour Week. The final meal in Mensa before break will be lunch on Friday, April 20, and dinner on Sunday, April 29, will be the first meal in Mensa at the start of May Term.
Senior art exhibit 

Join us for a reception honoring five Wartburg senior art and design students as they present their culminating art projects in the form of a group exhibition Thursday, April 12, 7-9 p.m., in Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Students being honored are:

  • Michael Benson, graphic design
  • Suwanna Mabangklu, art and graphic design
  • Mlungisi Ncube, art with mathematics major
  • Suusen Ng, art and graphic degisn
  • Makenzie Thorson, graphic design

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Featured artwork will remain on display through May 27. The gallery is open daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Direct questions to Johanna Kramer-Weston, 319-352-8386.

Weekly security update
Read about the updates in cabling work, keypads, and LED lights. Go to the Security Update on the InfoCenter to read more and see previous reports.
Hoops for Hope 
Take a study break to watch BSU’s annual Hoops for Hope basketball game. Faculty/staff members will play against students Sunday, April 15, at noon in Levick Arena. Snacks and drinks will be provided. BSU also will be accepting free-will donations for a youth-serving, nonprofit organization. Contact Breyanna Primous with questions.
Squatch Jam fundraiser 
The Department of Music Therapy will host an evening of live music and karaoke at Sasquatch Jacks on Tuesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m. The Squatch Jam will be a community fundraiser for Bremwood Residential Treatment Center. Suggested $5 donation at the door. Come and celebrate the semester for a good cause! Contact Sammie Hallgren with questions.
Student media leaders

2018-19 Journalism & Communication student media leaders are:

  • Megan Stephenson, Trumpet editor-in-chief
  • Bendita DosSantos Carmo, Trumpet Online
  • Ryley Seymour, KWAR station manager
  • Taylor Webb, Knight Vision news manager
  • McKenzie Kielman, Tower Agency CEO
  • Katie Kreis, PRSSA president
Phil & Lit Society

The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, April 13, 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speakers, students of Dr. Zak Montgomery, associate professor of Spanish, and their topics are:

  • Madelyn Carlson ’18, ¿Quién am I?: Identity Formation in Bilingual Students
  • JulieAnna Olague ’18“Spanglish”: Taking a Linguistic Approach to Cultural Identity
  • Rachel Pape ’18The Struggle for Chicana Identity: “Borderlands: La Frontera” and “The House on Mango Street”
Memorial service for Al Koeneman
A memorial service is planned for the Rev. Al Koeneman ’55, former vice president for development, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, in Wartburg Chapel, with lunch to follow in Knights Ballroom. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. April 13 at Kaiser Corson Funeral Home. Al held multiple positions during his tenure at Wartburg from 1991 to 2000. He was a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and served as Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Navy from 1988 to 1991. He died Feb. 20 and is survived by his wife, Carol ’66. Click here for the obituary. 
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.
Retirement party for Pastor Ramona
All are welcome to attend a retirement party for Pastor Ramona Bouzard on Monday, April 16, 3:30 p.m., in the Chapel. We will gather to sing PR’s favorite songs and follow up with ice cream sundaes.
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.
Tuesday, April 10, depart at 1 p.m. for University of Northwestern

Outdoor Track & Field
Friday, April 13, depart at 10 a.m. for University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Upcoming Events

Presidential Forum
April 10

Testament from the Ashes
April 10

Celebration and blessing service
April 11

April 12

Senior art exhibit reception
April 12

Koeneman memorial service
April 14

Knight Vision requests due
April 15

Hoops for Hope
April 15

Pastor Ramona Bouzard retirement party
April 16

Squatch Jam fundraiser
April 17

Staff retreat
April 25

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:

  • Monday, April 9 – Angeline Neo ’20
  • Wednesday, April 11 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom, Celebration and Blessing service for staff and faculty who are retiring or leaving to serve elsewhere.
  • Friday, April 13 – Cory Brannaman ’18 (This will be the last Chapel of the semester.)
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
Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, assistant professor of world religions, presented his paper, “Nishida Kitarō and the Kyoto School’s Mindfulness and Political Activism,” in the session of Mindfulness and Activism at the ASIANetwork Conference on April 7 in Philadelphia. 

Wartburg students Sulibeth Velez, Hunter Baldus, Grace Byram, Alexies Esotto, and Jacob Hodge competed as finalists in the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, April 6 and 7. The team developed its business plan under the guidance of Dr. Allan Bernard, professor of business administration, and was sponsored by Wartburg graduate Michael Murphy ’89.

Student Angeline Neo ’20 is exhibiting the painting A Sense of Place in the ArtHaus Emerging Artist Exhibition in Decorah. The exhibition features 30 juried student works from the tri-state area and is installed from April 6-May 19. 

Joe Johnson ’81 was named president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, as reported by Iowa Ag Connection.

Caitlin Hanson ’17 and Kyle Harms ’15  led their respective jazz choirs to first place finishes at state championships, as reported by the  Sioux City Journal

Steve Meirink ’99, executive vice president at Wolters Kluwer and member of the Wartburg Board of Regents, accepted the Longstanding Partnership Award from Operation HOPE. Wolters Kluwer has partnered with the organization since 2008 to offer products, access to experts, and the leadership required to provide tools and services to consumers within underserved communities to help them achieve financial independence. 

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