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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 3

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Attention: Faculty and staff with teaching responsibilities – The Center for Community Engagement has only received 20 service-learning surveys as of the end of September. The survey was originally handed out as a hard copy on bright green paper at the fall faculty workshops, click here for an electronic copy. The Center for Community Engagement is responsible for tracking the service and service-learning that occurs in Wartburg College curriculum and co-curricular activities. The data are used for assessment and are included in our annual application for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. It is vital to receive community engagement data from our faculty to ensure ethical reporting. Thank you to those who have already returned data; to others who have experiential learning in your courses – PLEASE return a survey!

Kristin Teig Torres, Student Life Office 181


NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

Homecoming class reunions — The following classes will celebrate their reunions Saturday, Oct. 15, during Homecoming and Family Weekend: the class of 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011, plus the Golden Knights, which includes all classes graduating 1966 and prior. Faculty and staff are welcome to register for and attend any of the reunion luncheons ($16; classes of 1991 and prior) or reunion gatherings (no charge; classes of 1996 and after). Visit www.wartburg.edu/homecoming for a schedule and to register. 

Presidential Forum notes — Notes from the Presidential Forum on Sept. 27 are now posted on the Info Center under President’s Reports.

Thank you from the Center for Community Engagement — All of us in the CCE/Student Life Office would like to express our thanks to the hundreds of students, faculty, and staff who stepped up and answered the call to serve their community during the flooding in Waverly. Wartburg College led the way in pre-flood efforts and assisted on Monday, Sept. 26, with Bremer County damage and needs assessment data collection. Our office was extremely busy for days coordinating relief efforts. Thank you, Wartburg Knights, for your servant leadership! Click here to see a video highlighting Wartburg’s flood relief efforts.

“The German Harmonica and African-American Blues Culture” — You are invited to this year’s Kleinfeld Lecture in German History, Culture & Politics, which features Herbert Quelle, the consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago. He will speak Friday, Oct. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum in Saemann Student Center. Quelle, who has researched the harmonica’s 19th-century German roots, found that African-Americans gravitated to the pocket-sized instrument because they were affordable and accessible. Their affinity for the instrument, sometimes called a mouth organ, allowed them to create new tonal ranges and forms of expression, which led to a greater universal appreciation for the blues. 

Board Game Knights event – The Wartburg Store will host Game Knights on Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 to 10 p.m., in the McCoy Rooms in Saemann Student Center. Modern-strategy board games, including Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic, Dominion, and Agricola, will be available, as well as many more. No prior game experience necessary. Whether you like social, strategy, competitive, co-operative or card games, we’d love to play with you!

Wartburg Oktoberfest — Oktoberfest will be Saturday, Oct. 15, 4-6:30 p.m. on the Campus Mall. Faculty and staff are invited to purchase tickets for Oktoberfest, which will include beverages, food, and fellowship with current, future, and past Knights. Pre-registered tickets are discounted and give you access to the “fastpass” line at the event. Click here to see a map detailing the setup. Information concerning pricing and pre-registration can be found at www.wartburg.edu/homecoming

BOR cookbook — The Wartburg College Board of Regents, past and present, along with their spouses, have shared their favorite recipes for a cookbook, Best of the Knight's Kitchen. Stop by our table at the Renaissance Faire during Homecoming & Family Weekend to purchase your cookbooks. Cost is $20 each, and proceeds are dedicated to support small, unfunded campus projects. Cookbooks also will be available in The Wartburg Store after Homecoming. 

Phil and Lit – The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in McCoy West in Saemann Student Center. Dr. Stephanie Toering Peters, associate professor of biology, will present Zika in the Americas.

Dean Kittle initiative with students — Dan Kittle, dean of students, is reaching out to the student body for their suggestions about experiencing the life of a student. Click here for his new video, which invites students to offer suggestions through the dean's Twitter account, @DantheDean. Email Dan or use Twitter if you have suggestions for student events he should experience.

Register for the Knight Run/Walk — You can be part of this annual 5K tradition during Homecoming & Family Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 a.m. The cost is $12; register in advance by clicking here. This year’s run/walk event is sponsored by State Bank. 


PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Dining Services policy for ordering sack meals — Effective with the Oct. 1, 2016, pick-up date, the Dining Services Sack Meals Policy is being changed. There is a major change in the timeline and a few minor changes in menu selections. Orders need to be requested before noon, four business days before the date of pick up. For example: An order for Friday at 3 p.m. must be turned in by noon on Tuesday of the same week. An order for Monday at 10 a.m. must be turned in by noon on Wednesday of the week prior. Groups that know their travel schedule are encouraged to place a general order ahead of time, and then all they need to do is turn in the names and ID numbers of participants by the deadline. More specific information will be emailed soon.

Homecoming faculty/staff Spirit Contest — Show your Knight pride by registering to participate in the office decorating Spirit Contest. The decorator of the first-place office will receive the traveling spirit trophy to proudly display for the next year. Please email homecoming@wartburg.edu by Monday, Oct. 10, if you would like to participate. Judges will be coming around Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. to decide a winner and deliver the trophy.

Volunteer during Outfly — The Outfly Committee would love to see faculty and staff out and about on campus during Outfly. If you are interested in volunteering for an activity during Outfly (activities may include sand volleyball, inflatables, photo booth, or lawn activities), email hannah.creed@wartburg.edu.

Diversity education/training resources available — The NetVUE Diversity and Inclusion Grant team promised to connect you with access to Dr. Eddie Moore’s resources from the August education/training sessions. Click here for the resources. You will have an opportunity to fill out a short survey about the August education/training soon. 

Meet local Democratic candidates — The Wartburg College Democrats will host a meet and greet with local candidates in Whitehouse Business Center 214 (Buckmaster) on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. This is a great way to meet your local candidates and hear their opinions on the issues. 

McCoy Living and Learning Center dedication – Save the date for the dedication ceremony for the McCoy Living and Learning Center and Clinton Hall: Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Join the celebration on Clinton Field and mark this milestone for Wartburg!

Campus security and fire safety report — The 2016-17 annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report has been released online. This required report contains crime statistics from 2013-15 and addresses the college’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, such as responding to emergency situations and reporting sexual misconduct. Additionally, the report contains information related to fire safety. You can request a paper copy in the Campus Security Office in Saemann Student Center.

Flu shots available — Flu shots will be available Oct. 11-12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., in McCoy West in the Saemann Student Center. Shots are free 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 contact Lisa Trees, Human Resources & Payroll assistant, and indicate which day you plan to attend. Note: For the 2016-17 season, the CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-17. For this reason, Wellmark will not cover the nasal spray vaccine. 


Visit the InfoCenter to see previous editions of The Juice for details on the following:

  • New shuttle program for student travel
  • Websites to bookmark
  • Dean Kittle's "brick" program for students
  • Upcoming Presidential Forums
  • KnighVision streaming schedule

 

ATHLETIC TRAVEL

Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 4: Men’s golf, Viterbo Invite, La Crosse, Wis.

Wednesday, Oct. 5: Women’s tennis, depart at 12:45 p.m. for Loras

Friday, Oct. 7: Women’s golf, IIAC championships; women’s tennis, individual IIAC tournament

Saturday, Oct. 8: Women’s tennis, individual IIAC tournament


PROFESSIONAL NOTES

Click here to see a review of Visiting Professor of Religion Dr. Kyle Schenkewitz’s first book.

Jill Westen, information literacy librarian, published a review of the new Naxos Music Library—World database in Choice Reviews’ September issue.

Kim Folkers, Hagemann Endowed Professor/associate professor of marketing, presented as part of a session on Managing Group Projects and Presentations at the Marketing Management Association’s 2016 Fall Educators’ Conference, Sept. 14-16 in Providence, R.I.

Drs. Stephanie Toering Peters, Samantha Larimer Bousquet, Doug Brusich, and Michaeleen Golay are collaborators for the National Science Foundation-funded grant “Collaborative Research: Infusing Authentic Research into the Introductory Biology Classroom,” recently awarded to Drs. Sue Ellen DeChenne-Peters and Ginger Fisher at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, and Dr. Jeff Olimpo at University of Texas at El Paso. These faculty members will be implementing a new research-based curriculum in the BI152 laboratory.

The German Buddhist Foundation and publisher Lama und Li Gotami Govinda Stiftung (Govinda Foundation) will translate into German the article by Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, assistant professor of world religions, “Japanese Buddhist Youths and Their Struggles with Violence in the Military before and during WWII: The Case of Hirose Akira (1919–47).” The article will appear in Germany as one chapter of the book on Buddhism. 


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