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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - May 14

May 14, 2018
Performance appraisal reminder
Performance appraisal forms are available on the InfoCenter under Employment, Forms and Procedures, Performance Appraisal Forms. Performance appraisals are to be submitted no later than June 30, generally covering the working period of June 1, 2017, through May 31, 2018. Direct questions to Human Resources.
Retirement celebration for Margaret Empie
Please join Wartburg College and Dining & Retail Services as we wish Dr. Margaret Empie, assistant vice president of Dining & Retail Services, a very happy retirement and thank her for all of her wonderful years of service to Wartburg. The celebration will be Wednesday, May 16, 9-10 a.m., in the Castle Room. There will be a short program at 9:30 a.m. Margaret will officially retire July 31. 
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.
Farewell reception for Dr. Erika Lindgren
Please join the Department of History for a farewell reception honoring Dr. Erika Lindgren, associate professor of history, for her years of service to the college. The reception will be Monday, May 21, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Chapel Commons.
Softball to host Homerun Derby
The Wartburg softball team will host a homerun derby Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Lynes Field. The cost is $10 for 10 swings and/or $1 per pitch to hit off one of the Wartburg pitchers. Participants have a chance to win more than $140 in prizes from The OP, The Dirty Dog, Sasquatch Jacks, Joe’s Knight Hawk, The Wartburg Store, and East Bremer Diner. All are welcome!
Golden Knight Awards 
Dress your best for the annual Golden Knight Awards and help celebrate the athletic achievements from the 2017-18 school year Monday, May 21, 7 p.m., in the Lyceum. The event will also be streamed on Knight Vision.
Wartburg Store to close for inventory
The Wartburg Store will be conducting its annual physical inventory May 29-June 1. The store will be closed May 31-June 1 to finish this initiative. Thank you for planning visits to the store around these dates.
Marketing class survey 
The May Term Trends in Marketing class is collecting feedback from consumers on the latest trends in the marketing field and how consumers perceive them. Please click here to take this short survey. If you have already completed the survey, please consider sharing it with others in your network.
Summer dining hours
Click here for the dining hours during the summer.
Wicked Problems Challenge 

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the college’s first Wicked Problems Challenge. On RICE Day, five groups presented their Wicked Problem ideas to a panel of reviewers. All five groups were accepted into the Wartburg College Incubator for continued work and support into the next academic year. The following projects received funding from the Center for Community Engagement:

  • Ashley Reynolds/Bio Bucks
  • Madison Bloker/Bound Blessings
  • Collins Kalyebi/Heritage Kid Pad

The CCE will launch another Wicked Problems Challenge in the fall. 

Crowdfunding at Wartburg 
Fund the Fortress is Wartburg’s crowdfunding platform used to directly impact areas of campus through online giving. Applications are now being accepted for new ideas. For more information or to apply, visit www.wartburg.edu/fund-the-fortress.
‘A Knight in Asia’ meal
Enjoy a culinary experience and support a good cause! “A Knight in Asia” will feature a five-course tasting menu planned and prepared by senior William Coonradt "Chef Coon" as part of his May Term internship. The event is Tuesday, May 15, at East Bremer Diner in downtown Waverly with seatings at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 each with limited seating. To reserve tickets, email the number of guests and dinner time to aknightinasia@gmail.com. Proceeds will go to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.
Alumni updates
The Alumni & Parent Relations Office reminds  employees to encourage alumni to notify the college of life updates (milestones, job changes, etc.) and address changes through the form at www.wartburg.edu/update-our-records/ or by emailing alumni@wartburg.edu.
Dining & Retail Services structure review

Margaret Empie’s upcoming retirement will require us to review the overall structure in Dining & Retail Services and determine what changes, if any, need to be made to the existing structure. Until that review is completed, the following is the interim plan:

  • Effective June 1 – Marty Johnson will become interim director of Dining Services.
  • Wartburg Store and Mailroom operations will continue to report to Margaret through her retirement date of July 31.

We anticipate announcing any structural changes in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, contact Rich Seggerman in LH 206 at 352-8215 or richard.seggerman@wartburg.edu no later than May 17. Thank you in advance for your patience during this time of transition. 

Presidential Forum notes
Notes from the April 10 Presidential Forum have been posted on the InfoCenter
Showing of El Silencio de Neto
The Slife Professorship in Humanities, together with the Cinemas of Latin America class, will host a showing of the film El Silencio de Neto on Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m., in SC 102. The Guatemalan film by Luis Argueta has won many awards, including Best Film at the New York Latino Film Festival. Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Club, and SALSA will be co-sponsoring the event and providing snacks. There will be an open discussion following the film, and everyone is welcome to participate. (No Spanish background is required to attend the film or discussion). Direct questions to Dr. Zak Montgomery or Jessica Mueller.
WELCOME (new arrivals)
Kyle Piper, Temp Retail Coordinator, 4/11

FAREWELL (departures and retirements)
Brian Zaun, Regional Assistant Director of Admissions, 4/2
Kathy Traetow, Office Coordinator, Study Abroad Programs (GMCS), 4/6
Drew Mick, Knightcaller Manager, 4/27
Outdoor Track & Field
Thursday, May 17, qualifier meets

May 17-20, NCAA Regionals
Upcoming Events

Screening of El Silencio de Neto
May 14

VAC Day of Service
May 15

'A Knight in Asia' meal
May 15

Margaret Empie retirement celebration
May 16

John Myers retirement open house
May 17

Softball Homerun Derby
May 19

Erika Lindgren farewell
May 21

Golden Knight Awards
May 21

Milestones event
May 25

May 27

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

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Sanctuary during May Term
Sanctuary on Wednesdays will be the only service offered on campus during May Term. Join us in the Chapel Commons (basement) for snacks at 8:45 p.m. and a service at 9 p.m. All are welcome!
Offerings given during year

Total offerings during the academic year provided the opportunity for giving to four charities:

  • $2,346.74 to Lutheran World Relief (specifically for hurricane relief)
  • $642.63 to Blankets of Love   
  • $1,068.62 to Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
  • $1,068.63 to Wartburg College Dance Marathon 

Thank you to everyone who donated!

Looking ahead to 2018-19
Anyone interested in choosing scripture or hymns or sharing a message in 2018-19 should contact Pam Moss
Dr. Karen Black, Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ, had her collection of organ introductions, Shine Like the Sun, published by Augsburg Fortress Publishing. Black also was elected to a two-year term as regional councillor of the North Central Region of the American Guild of Organists, where she will represent the region on the National Council.  

Dr. Zak Montgomery, associate professor of Spanish and Slife Professor in Humanities, published ‘You’re Not Latino, You’re American’: Heritage Learners of Spanish Navigate Issues of Cultural Identity in Higher Education, co-authored with Dr. Sarah Montgomery, Elizabeth Silbernagel, Anne Epley Birtwistle ’15, and Yvonne Ayesiga ’13, in College Student Affairs Journal 36.1 (2018): 17-31. 

Tanner Eckhart ’18 pitched a shutout for the Wartburg baseball team in the Iowa Conference semifinals, as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

David Flammang, a Wartburg facilities technician, built the guitar that "American Idol" contestant Maddie Poppe regularly uses on the show, as reported by KWWL.

The new Wartburg Incubator and its Wicked Problems Challenge were featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Ashlyn Bagge ’18 finished second in the 10,000 meters at the Drake Relays, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Rebecca Bennett ’18, Katie Linthicum ’18, and Blake Shipman ’18 were accompanied by Dr. Kyle Schenkewitz, visiting assistant professor of religion, to the 2018 Great Plains Undergraduate Theology Conference on April 13 at Creighton University. They presented their Religion Capstone papers and interacted with scholars from Iowa and Nebraska.

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