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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Jan. 5

Condolences, book club pick, raffle winner ⛄️

Jan. 5, 2021

Needing a new professional 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 after 3 p.m. today (Jan. 5) or to set up a time for Tuesday, Jan. 12 (appointments are required).


Meet author at book club meeting Jan. 28

Join the Wartburg College Book Club for a virtual conversation with Chris Stedman, author of “IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives,” on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. CST. This meeting will be hosted via Zoom and provides a space to ask Stedman questions about his research into how we can understand what it means to be “real” in both digital and physical spaces today. For more information, like where you can purchase the book and how to join the ongoing Facebook conversations, visit www.wartburg.edu/book-club. All are invited to join. To be part of the Zoom meeting with the author on Jan. 28, click here (password is 50677).


New exhibit in art gallery

In the new exhibit "Dictators and Dreamers," artists Jennifer Lynn Bates and Lindsay Buehler contrast the faces of current or recent absolute rulers of countries around the world with the faces of immigrants, refugees, international students, and asylum seekers now residing in the Cedar Valley.
"Dictators and Dreamers" will be on display at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, on the first floor of Bachman Fine Arts Center, from Jan. 6 to Feb. 21. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, and admission is free. Patrons are required to wear masks in the gallery and practice physical distancing. Click here for gallery details.

Faculty/Staff Giving raffle winner

Congratulations to Kathleen Sihler, winner of the Faculty/Staff Giving raffle for eight hours of PTO! Thank you to all our faculty and staff who continue to give back to the College, and to those who participated in our giveaway/raffle this year. You can set up or change a payroll deduction anytime throughout the year by contacting the Advancement Office. If you have any questions, please email bethany.brooks@wartburg.edu.



The Wartburg community extends its condolences to the colleagues and friends of former security officer Van Moreau, who died Dec. 29 in Waterloo at age 62. Van was a security officer at Wartburg from August 2016 until November 2019. No services are planned at this time. Please click here to view the obituary.



Upcoming events

Davis Projects for Peace deadine
Jan. 11

Winter Term begins
Jan. 18

Wartburg Book Club meeting with author Chris Stedman
Jan. 28


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. The library is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through Jan. 17. Regular hours will resume Jan. 18.


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.


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. Zak Montgomery, associate professor of Spanish and Slife Professor in Humanities, published the article "A New Iberian Social Critique: Clarín's Reception of Guilherme de Azevedo's Revolutionary crónicas" in a special Portuguese issue of Hispania, the journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP), in December 2020 (volume 103, number 4).

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.


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