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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Dec. 15

CWW premiere Friday, professional news, gingerbread contest

Dec. 15, 2020

Institutional Advancement office hours

Institutional Advancement offices will close at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, to allow staff to participate in a virtual holiday activity. As a reminder, the Development Office (Luther Hall 123) will be open select days — Dec. 21, 22, 30 and 31 — during Christmas break to accommodate donors making year-end gifts. If you would like to make a gift, please visit www.wartburg.edu/give or call 319-352-8495.


Needing a new photo?

Faculty and staff who are new to Wartburg, or who just want to update their college headshot, should contact Julie Drewes, visual media manager, about getting a portrait taken on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and to schedule a time. Another day for photos will be added if needed.


Gingerbread house contest extended to Sunday

The Alumni Office is hosting a gingerbread house competition this holiday season, open to the whole Wartburg community and their families. Purchase a kit, bake your own pieces, or use graham crackers and get building! Take a picture of your completed house and email it as an attachment to alumni@wartburg.edu. Submissions will be accepted through the end of Sunday, Dec. 20.

Please include your name(s), grad year (if an alum), and age division you are entering. You can enter multiple houses, but only one category per house. Categories to enter are:
• Youth (age 10 and under)
• Teen (ages 11-17)
• Adult (ages 18+)
• Family
We’ll put all of the entries in a Facebook album, and the house with the most likes in each division will receive a $25 Wartburg Store gift card! Special prizes will be awarded for most Wartburg spirit, most festive, and most creative.


Christmas with Wartburg 2020 online Friday

Mark your calendar to watch the 2020 CWW production, "Hope Awakens; Love's New Dawn," online at 7 p.m. CST Friday, Dec. 18. If you watch via Facebook Premiere, you'll have an interactive experience where you can share comments and reactions and see directors' notes for each piece. You can also watch without comments via YouTube.


You can find more information at www.wartburg.edu/christmas, including links to watch and a PDF of the program.


The Wartburg community extends its condolences to Edith Waldstein, vice president for enrollment management, on the loss of her mother, Anna Phillips, who died Wednesday at age 94 in Waverly. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Please click here to view the obituary.



Upcoming events

Christmas with Wartburg 2020 program online
Dec. 18

Deadline for gingerbread house contest
Dec. 20

Davis Projects for Peace deadine
Jan. 11

Winter Term begins
Jan. 18


Dining hours for Christmas break

Click here to see the hours for the Dining Services locations during the extended Christmas break.


Check out The Searching Squirrel, new library newsletter

Check out the new Vogel Library newsletter at this link — this month’s news and tips, including our streaming film databases, holiday hours, Google Scholar full text link tricks, and more! Please click on the gray bar along the top of the library’s website for hours through the end of the academic year. After finals the library will be open with reduced break hours on weekdays (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) through Dec. 18 and closed on weekends.


Data security, FERPA trainings available

In the coming days you will receive emails from Everfi, the same company that provides our Title IX training, regarding new training modules available for data security and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is the federal law protecting the privacy of student education records.


While these trainings are not mandatory, all employees are encouraged to complete them. Some supervisors may require their employees to complete them. These modules will be available through the end of January.


ITS routine maintenance and Wi-Fi upgrades this week

ITS will be performing routine maintenance and upgrades to our Wi-Fi Infrastructure continuing through Dec. 16. During this time, you may experience intermittent connectivity to our Wi-Fi. Any questions should be directed to Techline at techline@wartburg.edu.


Mail Center updates

With the extended break and given the recent COVID-prevention developments both state- and campus-wide, please remember to contact the Mail Center regarding office closures. The Mail Center will remain staffed and open for receiving and shipping through Friday, Dec. 18. Service between Dec. 19 and Jan. 4 will be intermittent. Please plan accordingly and email updates regarding your office closures to kory.figura@wartburg.edu. We thank you for helping make it easier to continue to maintain service.


Accounts Payable and PNC card updates

With the recent communication encouraging those who can work from home to do so, Accounts Payable is asking for your help. Please look for invoices, personal reimbursements receipts, or expense transfers in your inbox or desk. Please attach the appropriate completed form (i.e. Payment Voucher, Personal Reimbursement, Expense Transfers), approvals, and documentation for these payments. These forms can be found on the Business Office website.


Click here for more information, and to see the policies about PNC statements and receipts. Questions regarding your PNC purchasing card at this time can be directed to abbie.raum@wartburg.edu or call 319-352-8350.


Dr. Caryn Riswold, professor of religion and the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, recently published an essay titled, "Digital Drag and Discerning What's Real" on VocationMatters.org, the blog of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education.


Dr. Michael Gleason, associate professor of leadership and the Irving R. Burling Distinguished Professor in Leadership, presented an interactive poster display at the International Leadership Association virtual conference titled, "Promoting collaborative and civically-engaged leadership through the Venture grant distribution process." The proposal for the poster was co-authored.


Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, associate professor of religion, became a moderator of Buddhist-Christian dialogue in the Interfaith Coalition Conference for Global Citizenship 2020, “Religious Peace Movement in the Post COVID-19 Era: Global Ethics, Global Citizenship, and Sustainable Peace,” held Dec. 5-6.


Three faculty members in the Department of Religion & Philosophy participated in virtual sessions of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature National Conference during the first two weeks of December:

Dr. Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler is presiding at the John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern session.
Dr. Caryn Riswold is presenting "Luther/an(d) Theological Treatises Today" at the Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions session.
Dr. Kristin Wendland is presenting "How Are the Children? Daughter Zion and Her Children in Lamentations 1-2" at the Children in the Biblical World session.


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