|Sustainability Office has free supplies
|As you plan for next year or write up your syllabi, don’t forget about the Sustainability Office’s Reused store. There are hundreds of binders, a lot of folders, and a smattering of other school supplies. Encourage your students to save their money and pick these up for free. We also have many desk organizers and other office supplies, so please check before ordering new. Due to an overabundance of binders and folders, employees are welcome to stop in to check these items off their children’s school supply list. During the summer, the Sustainability Office is open most Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fall days will most likely be Tuesday through Thursday. When in doubt, just stroll on over and get some steps in! Contact Anne Duncan with questions.
|Ventullo to receive honorary degree
|Dr. Roy Ventullo, professor emeritus, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Allen College at the college's summer commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls.
|HealthPartners – Colon cancer screening
|HealthPartners is committed to ensuring members are getting their recommended preventive care. Colorectal cancer screening is not always easy or convenient, but it is critical to early detection of colorectal cancer. The FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) Kit is a simple test, done at home and submitted to a lab for an assessment, that detects blood in the stool. This summer, HealthPartners will be sending FIT Kits to all members who are eligible and overdue for a colorectal screening and are not currently connected with a primary care provider. A letter will be sent to eligible members’ homes in July, with the FIT Kit and instructions arriving shortly thereafter. Members who do not return the kit will receive a reminder phone call and follow-up letter. There is no cost to the member to complete and submit the FIT Kit, and those who complete the test will receive a results letter in the mail with follow-up instructions. A team of HealthPartners nurses will be available by phone during business hours for any questions regarding the test or results. If you have other questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator at ext. 8278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Director of Dining Services forums
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to three open forums, each from 2 to 2:30 p.m., in the Den, to meet the three candidates for the Director of Dining Services position and ask them appropriate interview questions.
- Mike Carlson, Tuesday, July 24
- Marty Johnson, Wednesday, July 25
- Abdullah Jones, Thursday, July 26
We encourage all who can attend to do so each day. Janeen Stewart, executive administrator for the President's Office, will attend each day to help lead the discussion. Feedback can be provided about each candidate directly to Rich Seggerman at email@example.com no later than Friday, July 27, at 3 p.m. If you are interested in reviewing the cover letter and resumé of each candidate, hard copies are available for your review in Luther Hall, Room 206.
|Tree removal progress on campus
|The company Tri County Tree Pros has begun tree removal on the north end of campus and will continue working south across campus. Work is expected to finish up late this week or early next week, but weather conditions such as high winds and rain could extend the timeframe. For your safety, and that of the workers, please avoid the areas where work is being done and use alternate paths if needed. As a reminder, many of the trees being removed are ash trees infested with the emerald ash borer, and others are succumbing to age and other weaknesses. The Landscape and Natural Resource Committee will review replacement of the trees (species and location). Click here for more details about the tree removal plan. Contact Anne Duncan with questions.
|Friendship Families needed for international students
|The International Student Services office is seeking friendship families for approximately 35 new international students arriving at the end of August. Friendship families do not house or act as advisers or financial sponsors to the students. They simply meet with their student(s) throughout the year to share meals, holidays, or participate in a variety of cultural activities. For more information, contact Wendy at ext. 8745 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also click here to sign up online.
|Fall Orientation program updates
|To improve communication to incoming students and families, orientation at Wartburg will now be called Fall Orientation instead of Orange EXCELeration. Please help the Student Life Office by referring to the program as such. Additionally, move-in for first-year students will be Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 8 a.m. (instead of a Friday move-in, as in previous years). The full orientation schedule, along with our FY resources, can be found at www.wartburg.edu/orientation. Direct any questions/comments to Lindsey Leonard.
|New reports now available on InfoCenter
President Colson’s May Report to the Board and the Summary Report of Board action is now posted on the InfoCenter under "President’s Reports."
The Winter/May 2017-18 Grade Point Average Report is now available on the InfoCenter under "Enrollment Management."
|Zesty expands offerings
The Zesty Orange is now offering Turkey or Ham Croissants and Cranberry Chicken Pecan Salads throughout the day, so come over and try one this week. And did you know: You can follow Wartburg's Dining Services on Facebook!
|Softball youth camps
|Help spread the word about the Wartburg softball program's youth and prospect camps Tuesday, July 31:
- Youth camp for grades 3-7 costs $35 and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This session will focus on fundamentals of both offense and defense.
- Prospect camp for grades 8-12 costs $70 and will be 1:30-5 p.m. This session will run more like a college practice and will end with a scrimmage between camp participants.
Click here for details and registration. Email Head Coach Jamie Mueller with questions.
|New update to HealthPartners search for physical therapists
|To clarify, Waverly Health Center Physical Therapy services are also in the HealthPartners Bridges network. To locate them in the online directory, click here. You must use different search criteria since they are in a hospital setting. For search criteria, select Hospital; then Physical Therapy. If you have questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator, at ext. 8278.
|New Admissions personnel
|Wartburg Admissions welcomes three new employees:
- Hannah Haage '17 will serve as regional admissions counselor for the Western U.S. and will work out of Denver, Colo. Hannah worked in the Admissions office all four years as an undergrad before working in social services in Minneapolis for the past year.
- Kristin Anderson Taphorn '05 is the new assistant director for regional admissions serving Chicago and the state of Illinois. Kristin is from Waverly originally and was a journalism and communication major at Wartburg. She previously was an executive team leader for Target Corp.
- Adrija Ashrita joins the Admissions team as associate director of recruitment services and will oversee admissions operations, business analysis and data management. She is a 2016 graduate of Iowa State University with her master's degree.
|Check rate to refinance student loan debt
|Are you repaying student loans for your own education or your child’s college years? Our benefits partner has improved its student loan refinancing program to make it easier for you to find out the rates you can receive by refinancing with a Reset Loan, and reduced their rates across the board. Click here, enter a little bit of personal information on the Get My Rate page and in less than a minute you will find out what rates you would receive if you refinance. Completing this step does not impact your credit score or obligate you to apply, and it can help you easily determine if refinancing will get you a lower rate than what you’re paying now. If you have questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator at ext. 8278.
|Juice summer schedule
|The Juice will run every other week throughout the summer, and as needed for important news. The next regular edition of The Juice will be Aug. 6. Weekly Juice emails will begin again on Aug. 20. Please send in your items by 4 p.m. the Thursday before publication. If you have important items that may need to run immediately, please contact Stephanie Boeding directly.
|WELCOME (new arrivals):
|Katie Eliason, Cleaning Staff, 6/11
Meredith Borchardt, Library Student Employment & Circulation Services Supervisor, 6/11
Sarah Frederick, Office Coordinator - Development, 6/25
|FAREWELL (departures and retirements):
|Jesse Thomas, Area Coordinator and Academic Support Coordinator, 6/8
Paul Swisher, Groundskeeper, 6/8
Joni McDonough, Office Coordinator, Marketing & Communication & ITS, 6/15
Ieshia Brown, Coordinator for Academic and Multicultural Student Services, 6/18
Doug Reece, Digital Media Producer, 6/27
Todd Rogers, General Maintenance Staff, 6/29
John Myers, Director of Campus Security & Safety, 6/30 (retired)
Worth It Week college visits
July 30-Aug. 3
Fall Orientation for new students
Fall Term begins
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