|Symphony concert rescheduled for Monday
|Saturday’s “Stars of Wartburg” symphony concert has been rescheduled for Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium.
|Orange emoji “dad” hats
Were you a little jealous when you saw people in their orange emoji “dad” hats on UKnight Day? Want to get your own? Students UKnight is selling the hats for $15 each. The hats are one size fits all and you can pick between black or white. We need a minimum order of 48 hats. Click here to order; the deadline is April 23.
|John Myers retirement open house
|A retirement open house for John Myers, director of campus security and safety, to celebrate his years of service to the college, will be Thursday, May 17, 3-4:30 p.m., in the Castle Room. There will be a short program beginning at 4 p.m.
|Observance of National Grilled Cheese Day
|The Department of Religion & Philosophy will celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on Monday, April 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in Grossmann Suite 101.
|Juice publishing schedule
|There will be no Juice during Tour Week. The next Juice email will be April 30. The deadline to submit items is 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26.
|Mail Center hours
|The Mail Center will be open regular hours during finals and Tour Week, with the possible exception of the afternoon of Wednesday, April 25. Hours that day will depend on staffing, due to the staff retreat. If your department will be closed or have limited open hours for mail delivery during finals, Tour Week, or May Term, contact Kory Figura so we can appropriately adjust the delivery schedule.
|Federal tax returns must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 17, this year to be considered on time. The Mail Center can postmark your return, but it must arrive at the Mail Center PRIOR to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Returns dropped in the mailbox after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday will not receive an April 17 postmark.
|Mindfulness meditation in May Term
|Dr. Cynthia Bane, professor of psychology, will teach mindfulness meditation classes for faculty and staff members during May Term. Classes will meet for one hour per week and will be scheduled on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. No prior experience with meditation is necessary. To indicate a day and time preference, respond to the survey at this link. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|VAC May Day of Service
|The VAC will be hosting a May Day of Service on Tuesday, May 15, with a rain date on Wednesday, May 16. Service will include helping plant trees, planting annuals, splitting perennials, mulching, and other outdoor work. There will be two shifts, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. If you would like to participate, sign up here by Friday, May 11.
|Campus landscaping and tree removal
|The Landscape and Natural Resource Committee would like to let the campus community know about upcoming work. To prepare the area in the center of Afton Manors for a more natural, sustainable, low-maintenance prairie planting, we must kill all the vegetation. The grounds crew will conduct a controlled spraying of this area, as weather allows. The seed will be planted shortly after. Waverly Utilities needs to remove the four trees east of the Operations & Maintenance Office building that are reaching the electrical lines above. The utility is providing certificates for replacement trees, which will be used to develop a learning area for biology faculty. Direct questions to email@example.com.
|Senior art exhibit
The Wartburg senior art and design students have their art projects in a group exhibition through May 27 in Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Students exhibited 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
The gallery is open daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Direct questions to Johanna Kramer-Weston, 319-352-8386.
|Camps Policy changes
|The Business Office has recently reviewed and revised its Camps Policy. If your department or organization will be hosting a camp, we strongly encourage you to review the policy in depth. The policy is posted on the Business Office website here. Changes to the policy include procedures for processing:
• Student Employee Wages
• Faculty and Staff Wages
• Vendor and Contracted Labor Payments
Also, as a reminder, the policy outlines the responsibility of the department or organization hosting the camp to work with the vice president for administration to ensure that the camp is insured appropriately. Direct questions about the policy to Tracy Rucker, controller, 352-8238.
|If you’ve wanted to attend meetings of the Sharing Teaching and Advising Strategies group but schedules wouldn’t allow, consider joining us during May Term or during the summer. All are welcome. The meeting schedule is posted on the STAS myWartburg group page. Contact LeAnn Faidley or Michaeleen Golay to be added to the group.
|Call for papers
|Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn., will host the annual Conference of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties on Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22. More information, including the Call for Papers Form, can be found at this link. Papers from any and all disciplinary perspectives are welcome. Please consider the topics listed on the website a starting place rather than a limitation.
|May Term Senate election results
|May Term Senate elections concluded Friday night. Students who have been elected are:
|The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding how to register to vote. Directions on how to register to vote can be found here.
|Weekly security update
|Read about the updates in cabling work and door hardware installation. Go to the Security Update on the InfoCenter to read more and see previous reports.
|Wartburg S.A.F.E. (Suicide Awareness for Everyone) will host a Stress-Free Zone on Wednesday, April 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., on the Campus Lawn. Join us for relaxation, yard games, and dogs! The rain location will be in Chapel Commons. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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.
|Squatch Jam fundraiser
|The Department of Music Therapy will host an evening of live music and karaoke at Sasquatch Jacks on Tuesday, April 17, 7-9 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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|Professor emerita Janice E. Wade, 80, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, April 10, at her home in Waverly from a rare unknown neurological disorder. She was Music Director and Conductor of the Wartburg Community Symphony from 1987 to 2011. Memorial services and a memorial concert tribute by the Des Moines Community Orchestra will be held at a future date. Click here for the obituary.
Pastor Ramona Bouzard retirement party
National Grilled Cheese Day
Wartburg Community Symphony concert
Squatch Jam fundraiser
May Term begins
John Myers retirement open house
Summer hours begin
|Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
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