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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - March 1

Library newsletter, budget report update, more

March 1, 2021

Update on budget reports and other accounts

Thank you everyone for your continued patience as the Business Office continues to play catch-up. Here are a few updates:

We are still in the process of getting the department budgets and student wage budgets for 2020-21 loaded into the system; we anticipate having this completed by mid-March.
If you need to know your department or student wage budget amount for 2020-21, please contact your appropriate Cabinet member. They have this information for your department.
We are still working on getting caught up with the posting of 2020-21 transactions (revenues and expenses); we believe these transactions will be recorded through Dec. 31, 2020, within a few weeks.
The 2019-20 fiscal year books were closed this past weekend, so now the beginning balances (and thus ending balances) for any agency or restricted accounts should be correct.
Additional information will be shared soon about gathering information for the 2021-22 fiscal year budget.


Library newsletter: The Searching Squirrel, March edition

Click here to check out Vogel LIbrary's most recent newsletter for news about our collection update project, D/E/I initiatives, and more! We’ve also nested the newsletter on the Faculty Resources guide to make everything easier for you to find.


Wartburg Chat open forum with Dean Kittle

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an open forum with Dean Kittle on Tuesday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom at this link. This is an opportunity to touch base with you about various topics including the college’s strategic plan, COVID response, diversity equity and inclusion initiatives, and introduce our public health ambassadors. Dean Kittle is looking forward to your thoughts, ideas, or any concerns that you may have.


V-Day Silent Auction opening today

The V-Day Silent Auction is opening this Monday, March 1. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the physical items will be made visible to you through pictures on our Silent Auction tabling, which you can check out in front of the Student Life Office. The Silent Auction is open March 1-17. If you are interested in bidding, please click here.

For any questions, please email VDay@wartburg.edu.


Art Faculty Exhibition now on display

The 2021 Art Faculty Exhibition features the diverse work and talent of current Wartburg Department of Art faculty and staff:

Barbara Fedeler—Drawing
Johanna Kramer-Weston—Painting
Rick Knivsland—Ceramics
Thomas Payne—Photography
Penny Sund—Graphic Design

The exhibition will be on display at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery on the first floor of the Bachman Fine Arts Center March 1-28. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily and admission is free. For more information, please contact the gallery by phone at (319) 352-8386 or by e-mail at gallerydirector@wartburg.edu.


Friendship Families still needed

The International Student Services Office is in need for participants in its Friendship Families Program through which staff/faculty, as well as local residents, interact with our new international students. Currently out of 13 students who arrived in January, four to six new friendship families are needed. The program does not involve housing students or require a financial commitment; participants simply spend time together and keep in touch. It is a great way to experience new cultures, share your culture, and contribute to the Wartburg community. The students left to place are from Lebanon, Guatemala, Korea, Russian Federation, Zambia and Mozambique. Learn more about the program and complete the interest form at this link. If you have questions, contact Wendy Mohlis at ext. 8745.


Dance Marathon in need of faculty and staff volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to serve and help with food during our big event on Sunday, March 28. We want to limit to those who work on campus as part of our COVID safety precautions. Click here to sign up as a volunteer. If you have any questions, please email amber.martenson@wartburg.edu.


WCDM Jeans Week fundraiser

WCDM is hosting a Jeans Week fundraiser for the entire week of March 8! If you donate $10 by this Friday, March 5, we encourage you to go “Casual for the Kids” and wear jeans during the week of March 8; plus, we will give you a button to wear to show your support! WCDM Executive Team members will be stopping by different departments on Friday, March 5, to collect cash/check and hand out our buttons for all who wish to participate. Use this link to donate online. Any questions can be directed to Alex Buchheim.

WSMTA autism and neurodiversity fundraiser

WSMTA (Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association) is doing a fundraiser for Enlightenment Week by selling masks for $10. All proceeds will go to the American Autism Society. Click here to see the masks and place an order. Enlightenment Week raises awareness for autism and neurodiversity, and WSMTA puts on events throughout the week to help people get a better understanding of what autism and neurodiversity are. If you have any questions please contact Anna Galioto.


Social work club to host probation officers Wednesday

Join the Social Work Club on Wednesday, March 3, 7-8:30 p.m. as they welcome two Waterloo area probation officers (both Wartburg alumni who grew up in Waterloo) discussing their jobs in the criminal justice system and ideas for racial justice reforms. The evening’s conversation will also include steps for several policy advocacy projects during March Social Work month. Attendees at this event will receive a certificate for a treat from the Den to celebrate Social Work Month.

Click here for the meeting link.

Meeting ID: 970 5302 4540

Passcode: SWClub2021
Questions? Contact Dr. Tammy Faux.


2021-22 German Institute funding opportunity

The German Institute announces the call for applications to support activities/endeavors related to German and/or Germany. For 2021-22, a total of $6,000 is available from external sources. An application is required and funds will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are due March 15. Awards will be announced no later than April 12. Full application details are available at this link. Direct all questions to Dr. Daniel Walther.


Health Builders virtual event

Health Builders, a Rwandan non-profit, will hold a virtual event at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, about how they are helping with the medical crisis in Rwanda. One of the presenters will be Carl Wilkens, who presented the virtual MBK Literary Symposium at Wartburg last October. Any interested Wartburg student or faculty member is invited to join this virtual event. Please click here to register.


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. Chapel services are streamed live with Knight Vision, so you can watch from anywhere.

This week's Chapel services:

Monday, March 1: Faculty/Staff Q&A, Allan Bernard, associate professor of business administration

Wednesday, March 3: Lenten Chapel, Pastor Brian Beckstrom

Friday, March 5: Senior Chapel, Haley Meyer ’21


Upcoming events

V-Day Silent Auction
March 1-17

STAS meetings
March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14

Social Work Club meeting
March 3

‘God, Art, and Anti-Colonialism’ webinar

March 3

Health Builders virtual event
March 4

Student organization allocation applications due
March 5

Wartburg Chat with Dean Kittle
March 9

German Institute funding applications due
March 15

TedXWartburgCollege event
March 20

Presidential forum
March 23

UKnight Day
March 25

Dance Marathon big event
March 28

Day off from classes
April 2, April 5

Culture Week
April 6-10


ITS Multi Factor Authentication update

ITS will start to fully enforce Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) the first week of March. For those not yet activated, the launch phase is broken into three sections and will be activated at noon for each group on the days listed below.

March 1 - Last names A through I
March 8 - Last names J through R
March 15 – Last names S through Z

We are still booking appointments for one-on-one or group sessions. To book a session, please click this link to schedule a time or email Tim Greenwald to have MFA fully activated at an earlier time. These are all done through a Zoom meeting. If you have questions about MFA, please contact Techline at 319-352-8767 or email techline@wartburg.edu.


Human Resources debuts new webpage

Human Resources worked with Marketing & Communication to develop a more attractive front page for their website at www.wartburg.edu/hr. With the HR website being the first experience for many prospective employees of the college, this change was considered necessary. All current employees should use the “Employee Information” dropdown menu options on this new page. Any questions about the changes can be directed to Jamie.hollaway@wartburg.edu or chris.knudson@wartburg.edu.


Byron Mather retirement

Congratulations to Byron Mather, infrastructure analyst in ITS, as he retires March 3 after 13 years of employment with Wartburg College.


‘God, Art, and Anti-Colonialism’ webinar March 3

The Inter-Religious Coordinating Committee for the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities invites faculty, administrators and students to participate in a webinar with Mona Haydar on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Haydar, a Syrian-American Muslim rapper, chaplain, poet, and theologian, will illumine the intersection of racial equity and interfaith understanding through her webinar, “God, Art and Anti-Colonialism.” The webinar is hosted by Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. Participants must register, but the webinar is free.


Dance Marathon event March 28

Dance Marathon's big event has a new date — March 28! The day will be broken down into three shifts to allow for a more COVID-friendly event.



Chris Knudson '01, director of marketing and communication, co-chaired the virtual Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) All Districts Conference Feb. 16-18 with more than 18,000 attending from the U.S. and Canada.


Dr. Caryn D. Riswold, professor of religion and the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, has co-written a chapter titled "Confronting Xenoglossophobia" in the new book Interreligious Studies: Dispatches from an Emerging Field, edited by Hans Gustafson and published by Baylor University Press. She co-authored the chapter with Guenevere Black Ford, a former student from Illinois College.


Have you recently tested positive for COVID-19?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to the office from the break or working at home, please send a copy of your test results to covidresponse@wartburg.edu. By having this information on file with the college’s contact tracing team, you will not be required to quarantine should you be exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus within 90 days of your test.

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