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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Sept. 21

Enrollment reports, book club, alumni swag bags 🛍

Sept. 21, 2020

Join the Cedar Valley Community Book Read: ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

The Wartburg Book Club and many other community partners will be reading "How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi during October. In the text, Kendi asks the reader to think about what an antiracist society might look like and how we can play an active role in building it. Discussions will begin Oct. 1, so visit https://www.wartburg.edu/book-club/#oct to purchase the book and get registered today! All are invited – students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends – to join the conversation. This program is virtual and facilitated through Wartburg College in partnership with UNI, Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo Community Schools, YWCA , EMBRACE and many other participating organizations.


Swag bags for visiting alumni

Faculty and staff are encouraged to reach out to the Alumni Office when alumni visit, virtually or in person, to secure a swag bag. Swag bags are filled with Wartburg goodies and a new Wartburg face mask. To get yours, please contact alumni@wartburg.edu with the alum’s name, professor’s class they are visiting and when you would like to pick it up.


Incomplete grade deadline for Winter/May 2020

Students with incomplete grades for Winter/May 2020 courses must submit all course work to instructors by Wednesday, Sept. 23. Instructors must submit grade changes for incomplete grades to the Registrar’s Office by Wednesday, Sept. 30. If a grade change is not submitted by the deadline, the incomplete grade will be changed to an “F,” which will then be computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average.


Dance Team fundraiser

The Wartburg Dance Team is having a fundraiser to help pay for competition fees, travel expenses and new uniforms. Purchase a custom Wartburg tumbler or choose from hundreds of options at this link. They also make great Christmas gifts. Store closes Thursday, Oct. 1.


Enrollment Reports now on InfoCenter

The 2019-20 Summer Enrollment Report is now available on the Info Center at this link:

2019-20 Graduation Report
Fall 2019 to Fall 2020 Retention Report
Fall 2020 Enrollment Report


Help needed for meal deliveries

Students, faculty and staff – your help is needed to deliver meals to students who are quarantining and isolating – these are NO-CONTACT deliveries. Students are especially needed for lunch deliveries on Saturday and Sunday. Sign up using this link.

Dinner shifts on “on call only,” meaning you should call Campus Security at 319-352-8372 to see if you are needed prior to showing up. If we have enough volunteers, meal deliver is done within 15-20 minutes. Contact Kristin Tieg Torres for details.


National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday

Are you registered to vote in the Nov. 3 General Election? This Tuesday, Sept. 22, is National Voter Registration Day! Registering early and making a plan to vote are important this election year. Check out these online resources for information about voter registration and stay tuned for more voter registration and election information in The Juice in the coming weeks:

General voter registration information
Iowa voter registration information

Voter registration information

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 at: www.eac.gov/voter_resources/register_to_vote.aspx.


Notice of availability of consumer information for Wartburg College

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding the availability of consumer information. The information includes general college facts and statistics financial aid assistance annual security report, copyright infringement and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act policies. Faculty and staff can find the information at www.wartburg.edu/consumer-information/. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or requests for a paper copy.


Weekday Chapel services

All are welcome at Weekday Chapel services from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Wartburg Chapel. 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.

This week's Chapel services:

Monday, Sept. 21: Tiffany Pins, head women’s soccer coach, Faculty/Staff Q&A

Wednesday, Sept. 23: Pastor Brian Beckstrom, restful worship with communion

Friday, Sept. 25: Madison Carroll ’21, Senior Chapel


Pastoral care for those in quarantine or isolation

If you are a student in quarantine or isolation, Wartburg’s pastoral staff would be more than happy to deliver communion to you. Please email Pastor Brian Beckstrom if you would like us to do so, or for any other spiritual care. We are praying for you all!



Upcoming events


Deadline for Study Away Photo Contest entries
Sept. 21

National Voter Registration Day
Sept. 22

Incomplete grade deadline for Winter/May 2020
Sept. 30

Cedar Valley Community Book Read begins
Oct. 1

Virtual Career Expos
Oct. 5-8

Flu shot clinics
Oct. 6, 7


Eating and drinking not allowed in indoor learning spaces

Please take heed of this new policy from Wartburg’s Emergency Governance Committee: For the safety of our campus community, effective immediately, eating or drinking is not allowed in indoor teaching and learning spaces, where removing masks for the purpose of eating or drinking poses a health risk. This includes the Vogel Library. Should someone need to hydrate during class, they can briefly leave the academic space, hydrate, and return. Good hand hygiene should be used after touching the facial mask.


Wartburg Urban Studies applications now open

Applications for Wartburg West and the Des Moines Urban Studies Program are now being accepted for the Summer 2021 term. Application materials can be accessed online at www.wartburg.edu/west or www.wartburg.edu/DSM. For more information, contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu or greg.lorenz@wartburg.edu. Live and learn through a Wartburg Urban Studies experience!


Student Organization guidelines for in-person meetings/events

Student Organizations are encouraged to use online platforms for as many of their activities as possible, including programs and executive/officer meetings. If an event must be held in person, organization leaders must work with Holli Gorman to ensure that the space being used is large enough to accommodate appropriate physical distancing. Face masks must be worn at any and all in-person student organization activities. With respect to food and beverages during student organization programming, please use individually packaged items. Please contact your advisor or lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu with specific questions about how to safely provide snacks at your program. Failing to uphold these expectations will result in suspension of student organization recognition. Additional information can be found at this link.


Virtual Career Expos are coming in October

Pathways and the CCE will be hosting four major-focused expos through our partnership with Handshake, the largest career community for college students. All students have been sent an invitation to participate and are encouraged to polish up their resume, dress for success and engage with professionals!

Oct. 5: Liberal Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, noon to 3 p.m.
Oct. 6: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oct. 7: Graduate/Professional Schools & Volunteer Service Programs, noon to 3 p.m.
Oct. 8: Business, Journalism & Communications, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu or derek.solheim@wartburg.edu.


‘To Have and Have Not’ on display in art gallery

Cedar Falls artist Kim Behm focuses on the spectrum of human experience in his new exhibition, "To Have and Have Not." Behm’s paintings build upon both the figurative and abstract language in his style all the while exploring the balance between those who have power and those that have none. "To Have and Have Not" will be on display at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery on the first floor lobby of the Bachman Fine Arts Center from Sept. 14-Oct. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and admission is free. For more information, please contact the gallery by e-mail. Follow the gallery on Facebook and Instagram.


Nominate a student for a Wartburg Worth It story

Do you know a student with a great Wartburg story to tell? How about an alum? The Marketing & Communication Office is collecting names of students and alumni who could be featured on the college’s home page and on individual program pages. Please send your recommendations, including a little information about why you are nominating them, to emily.christensen@wartburg.edu. The stories will be completed and shared throughout the 2020-21 academic year, but if you think a story should be shared by a specific date (to promote an upcoming program), please include that information as well.


TIAA virtual financial counseling sessions

Sign up for a TIAA virtual financial counseling session, which is available as part of your retirement plan at no additional cost. You can access virtual counseling by phone or on any device, and get advice and education about your retirement savings, managing debt and your investment strategy. Both are highly secure and private. To make an appointment, click here.


Flu shots available in October

The College’s on-site flu shot clinics will be available the following dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

In order to have as much distance as possible, the clinics will be set up in the Neumann Auditorium Lobby.

The shots are covered in full for employees and spouses on the Wartburg health insurance plan. Those who are not covered by Wartburg insurance can pay out-of-pocket or check with their insurance carrier. Please RSVP to hr@wartburg.edu to indicate which day you plan to attend. Please bring your HealthPartners health insurance ID card so the claim can be filed. If these times do not work with your schedule, you may visit an in-network pharmacy or provider with HealthPartners to administer your flu shot at no cost. Depending on your provider, you may get charged an office visit.


2020 Study Away Photo Contest entries

Were you on a service trip, study abroad, Wartburg West, or Des Moines Urban Studies between September 2019 and March 2020, before the disruption of COVID? Share your study away experience and best photo at www.wartburg.edu/photo-contest by Sept. 21. Voting begins in October — you may be a prize winner! Contact the Study Away office with questions.



During the 2020-21 Academic Year, Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek will serve as Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives, in addition to continuing to teach and to oversee student research. He will co-chair, with Dr. Dan Kittle, the college’s effort at strategic planning. In addition to co-chairing the steering committee, he and Dan coordinate the work of several subcommittees focused on aspects of the college’s strategic vision: Wartburg College is called to be the leading institution in education of the whole person. Together, we create an inclusive community combining diverse curricular and co-curricular experiences to prepare students to be resilient leaders of positive change through service in a complex world. In this role, Shawn will operate out of the Office of the President with the support of Janeen Stewart, who will continue to support the steering committee and its subcommittees.


Dr. Amy Pilcher, assistant professor of business administration, is now a Certified Peer Reviewer for Quality Matters, a faculty-driven peer-review process used to ensure the quality of online and blended course design. Reviews are conducted by a team of certified peer reviewers, who actively teach online and have been trained and certified by Quality Matters. She also has been elected president of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.


Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, associate professor of religion, has published his article "Struggles for Democracy in Hong Kong," based on his sabbatical research in Hong Kong, in the September 2020 issue of Living Lutheran, an ELCA monthly magazine.


Dr. Abbylynn Helgevold, ethics, philosophy and religion professor, has been appointed the Board of Regents Distinguished Professorship in Ethics. A public event to recognize Helgevold will be deferred until the campus community can gather in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Click here to read more about her and the history of the chair, which was established in 1989.


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