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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Nov. 7

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Maintenance requests — Thanks to everyone who has utilized the online maintenance request process, called Maintenance Connection. Unfortunately, some individuals do continue to simply let the Operations and Maintenance person in their area know when something needs to be addressed via face-to-face conversation, a phone call, or email, while others have been calling or emailing the Maintenance Office. Effective immediately, unless there is an emergency, if you ask an Operations and Maintenance employee to address an issue, they have been told to politely ask you to enter the request into the online system to make sure the issue is handled appropriately. All faculty, staff, and students have the ability to enter a request.  

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Dining Services Customer Satisfaction Survey — Participate in Dining Services’ annual Customer Satisfaction Survey on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 7-8, in the Den, Konditorei, Zesty Orange, and Mensa. Fill out the survey and return the survey card with your name and email on it to one of the dining areas for a chance to receive one of 10 $5 gift cards. 

Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar — The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Mathematics major Tristen Sima ’17 will speak about his experiences at the University of Minnesota’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics. Refreshments will be served.

Phil and Lit – The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West in Saemann Student Center. Dr Douglas Brusich, visiting assistant professor of biology, will be the speaker, and the title of his talk is What Flies Can Teach Us About Traumatic Brain Injury.

Food for Hoops — As part of Saint Elizabeth Week, there will be a canned food drive Tuesday, Nov. 15, during the home women’s and men’s basketball games, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Please bring canned food/nonperishables and drop them off by the ticket area outside Levick Arena (there will be a box for the food). Contact Madison Bloker with any questions or if you would like a copy of the “Food for Hoops” fliers to forward on to family/friends. Spread the word, and give what you CAN!

Fill-A-Bag Sale – Jump-start your Christmas shopping at The Wartburg Store on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Get 30 percent off everything you can fit in a bag (or two or three!). Pay with All-Campus Spending for an additional 10 percent off! You won’t want to miss our biggest sale of the year. 

Service-learning class opportunity — Are you passionate about environmental and/or social mission-driven causes typically taken on by nonprofits? Want to get out of the textbook and into the action with real-world learning where unexpected things can happen? If the answer is yes, consider taking BA 377, Non-Profit Management, in Winter 2017. The only pre-requisite for the class is second-year status. For more information, contact Professor Roelofse or visit her in WBC 109. See your adviser for a drop/add card.

Benefit Information for 2017—The HR and Payroll Office has posted 2017 benefit information to the InfoCenter as noted by President Colson at the last forum. Click the links below for details:

Benefit enrollment meetings will be conducted at the following dates and times with additional details and information for enrolling for 2017. Contact the HR and Payroll office with questions. All meetings will be held in WBC 214 (Buckmaster Room):

  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 11, 7:30 a.m. 

Faculty and staff commendation — Reports have been posted to the President’s Reports section of the InfoCenter. At its recent October meeting, the Board of Regents passed a resolution recognizing the faculty and staff for their work. President Colson read the resolution at the President’s Forum on Oct. 19: 

COMMENDATION MOTION:  That the Board of Regents hereby commends the Faculty and Staff for its steadfast devotion to Wartburg College and its students amidst challenging financial circumstances, and further, for its ongoing collaboration with President Colson and the Board of Regents to advance the mission of the College.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Nominate deserving young alumni — The deadline to submit a nomination for the annual Young Alumni Award is Tuesday, Nov. 15. This award is given each spring to alumni who graduated within the previous 15 years (2002-2016). The recipients are selected based on how they exemplify the mission statement and its four pillars: leadership, service, faith, and learning. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination. Contact Tony Smith with questions.  

Dear faculty, don’t cancel class
— If you know of a conflict in your schedule that will cause you to cancel a class session, consider allowing the Center for Community Engagement staff to assist you. We could talk to your students about internships, service trips, the Des Moines Urban Studies program, or Wartburg West. Simply email jo.dorrance@warturg.edu, and we will cover the information you feel is relevant. 


Outfly Island T-shirts
— Student Senate is reordering Outfly Island T-shirts for anyone that didn’t get a chance to buy them on Outfly. Shirts are $5 and come in three colors: coral, yellow, and turquoise. To place an order, email senate@wartburg.eduwith your size and color. Deadline to order is Friday, Nov. 4, by 4 p.m.


Christmas with Wartburg tickets — Tickets are on sale for shows Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., in Wartburg College’s Neumann Auditorium, as well as Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Tickets are $18 for all Waverly performances and $20 for the West Des Moines performance. Meals will be offered in Waverly on Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. for an additional cost. Faculty and staff also are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30, but a free ticket is required from the ticket office. Concert and meal tickets can be purchased online at www.wartburg.edu/christmas, from 10 a.m. to noon weekdays at the ticket office in Saemann Student Center, or by calling 319-352-8691 during ticket office hours. 


Sustainability honor — Wartburg College has been recognized as a sustainability leader in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, receiving high rankings in the area of water for the second time in as many years. Recognition in the water category is based on advancements in water use and rainwater management. Wartburg tied for fifth nationally in this category, which honors efforts to conserve water and protect water quality. Click here for details.


Got leaves? Wartburg College Dance Marathon is looking to rake in the dough for the Iowa City Children’s Hospital. WCDM participants will be raking yards in Waverly on Saturday, Nov. 12. A monetary donation is requested for the service. If you have a yard that needs to be raked and you would love to donate to a great cause, contact Liz Rucker to get your name on the list.


Toy drive – Wartburg College Dance Marathon is hosting a toy drive for the Iowa City Children’s Hospital now through Thursday, Nov. 10. All donations will be given to the hospital in memory of Cindy Carlson. Suggested donations include children’s books, art supplies for kids, and board games; all donations must be new. WCDM will collect all donations from offices Wednesday, Nov. 9; please notify Liz Rucker if you would like your items to be picked up. Donations also can be dropped off in the Alumni & Parent Relations Office with Tony Smith. Please contact Liz Rucker with questions. 

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

  • New shuttle program for student travel
  • Websites to bookmark
  • O&M cleaning update
  • Upcoming Presidential Forums and notes
  • KnightVision streaming schedule
  • Fire safety inspections
  • Enrollment reports for fall 
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