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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Dec. 12

 
Dec. 12, 2016
Important Mail Center news
Mail delivery Dec. 12-Jan. 9 — Please contact the Mail Center with your office closure dates. Mail runs during Finals Week and the open weeks preceding the start of Winter Term will be made as staffing permits. The Mail Center will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 2. Representatives of campus offices and departments always are welcome to come to the Mail Center during open hours to retrieve mail.

New package tracking system — The Mail Center will be installing a new package tracking system after Fall Term final exams. This system will send automatic emails when packages have been received for students, faculty, and staff. Pink slips will no longer be used. Packages placed directly in mailboxes or delivered to campus offices will cue a second “delivery” email. NO CHANGES will be made to delivery for faculty and staff, though employees always are welcome to pick up packages at the Mail Center. Students should bring their Wartburg IDs to retrieve packages. The Mail Center will be closed Thursday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-noon, for staff training on the new system. Pink slips for student packages will still be issued Dec. 15-16 but will not be necessary for package pickup. Contact the Mail Center at mailroom@wartburg.edu or 352-8263 with questions, and please be patient as we learn the new system!
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Request for budget-related ideas from President Colson
As I shared this fall, we need to identify $1.3 million in revenue enhancements and expense savings, with implementation occurring in the coming two years. The issues were discussed during informational budget meetings open to all faculty and staff (presentation available here). Answers to questions asked during those meetings are available here. If you have additional ideas for new or enhanced revenues or expense savings, please share these ideas with your department head. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can submit your ideas here. Ideas would be most helpful before Jan. 6, 2017. Click here to read more about the budget on the InfoCenter.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
State of the College Address
Due to calendar conflicts, the Jan. 31 State of the College address has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Notes from the Dec. 8 Presidential Forum and recent Board of Regents meeting summaries are now posted on the InfoCenter. Below are all the dates for Winter Term forumst:
  • Jan. 26, 11:30 a.m. (State of the College address in McCaskey Lyceum)
  • Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.
  • March 15, 4 p.m.
  • April 6, 4 p.m.
Dining hours during Christmas Break
Please click here to download a list of the hours for the campus dining areas over Christmas Break.
Incomplete grade information
As Finals Week begins, please remind students that an incomplete grade is not valid unless it is supported by a Student Request for Incomplete Grade Form. The completion of the form should be initiated by the student to confirm that the student and instructor have been in communication regarding the incomplete grade policy. The form is available on My Wartburg or in the Registrar’s Office. Any incomplete grade submitted by the instructor without support of the form will be changed to any “F.” Please refer students to the incomplete grade definition in the 2016-17 academic catalog, which can be accessed online. Incomplete grades should only be issued for students who are passing the course when final grades are due. With permission from the Registrar, instructors can complete the form for a student whose circumstances prevent them from submitting the form. Please note that the form is encouraged, but not required, for internships, field experiences, or Venture Education courses.
Wartburg rallies for United Way
Thanks to the generosity of our faculty and staff, we’re within $394 dollars of meeting our goal in support of United Way and realizing the $1,000 challenge gift offered by Mary Taylor, co-chair of this year’s Waverly campaign. Through the online benefit registration, 66 people made gift commitments – including 15 new donors and seven who increased their giving from last year. While benefit registration is closed, you can still make a gift commitment to United Way by completing a payroll deduction pledge form available in the Human Resources Office. Commitments received by Friday, Dec. 16, will count toward our college-wide goal. Thanks for investing in our community!
Trachtes receive Wartburg Medals
The contributions of the Rev. Larry '66 and Lois Trachte '66 were recognized at the college’s December Commencement on Sunday when the two were awarded Wartburg Medals. Larry is a Wartburg professor emeritus of religion, while Lois was a teacher in the Tripoli Community Schools and worked in Wartburg's Pathways Center. Larry also delivered the keynote commencement address Sunday. Click here to read more about the Trachtes.
Student Senate scholarship
In the spirit of the Wartburg College mission statement, Student Senate annually funds two $500 scholarships for Wartburg students. These scholarships will be given to two students, not required to be involved in Senate, in their second or third year who embody the principles set forth in the mission statement. The scholarship selection committee will seek well‑rounded students who exhibit leadership and service through their involvement on and/or off campus. Applications and reference forms are due to kathy.dreesman@wartburg.edu by 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, and can be found at this website.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Recipes from Home
Students, faculty, and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2016-17 Mensa menu! Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees, or sides and desserts can be emailed to shelly.geweke@wartburg.edu or dropped in the Mensa suggestion box by Friday, Jan. 13. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa, and the student body will vote for their favorites. Dishes that receive a “thumbs-up” will be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
TriByKnight triathlon registration, training
Registration is now open for the sixth annual TriByKnight triathlon May 6. Cost for the race — a 300-yard swim, 15-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run — is $45 per person or $100 for a team. (Teams can compete, and each participant can complete one leg, or someone can complete two legs.) Click here to register before the end of the month, before the price goes up. The W is offering two triathlon training courses, including one focused on the swimming portion only. The 12-week Triathlon Training program begins Feb. 8. Our Triathlon Swim Clinic is Sunday, Feb. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click here to learn more about these programs.
Interested in singing gospel music?
All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to sing in a Gospel Choir at the King Celebration 2017, Sunday, Jan. 15, during Sunday Worship in the Wartburg Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Only four practices are involved. Email Krystal Madlock or Ramona Bouzard if interested.
KNIGHTtime User Group meeting minutes
KNIGHTtime User Group meeting minutes are available on the InfoCenter.
Thank you from Holiday Shoppe
From everyone in the Social Work Club and Social Work Department, we would like to thank those who donated this year through a monetary donation or by giving a gift to make a child's Christmas great. We look forward to next year’s Holiday Shoppe! 
Service learning on campus
Faculty, thank you for bringing service-learning opportunities to our students. Please consider showcasing the work being done in your classrooms as part of a special service-learning display during MLK Week in January. If you have final projects, posters, PowerPoints, or papers that you and your students are willing to share, please email Kristin Teig Torres or call 352-8709.
See past announcements
Visit the InfoCenter to see previous editions of The Juice for details on the following:
  • New shuttle program for student travel
  • Websites to bookmark
  • New way to make maintenance requests
  • KnightVision streaming schedule
Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 15
8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

Study night breakfast
Dec. 12

Project for Peace meeting
Jan. 10

King Celebration 2017
Jan. 15

State of the College address
Jan. 26


Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 

ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
The Juice is a weekly e-newsletter sent Mondays to communicate campus news and events. Most announcements will run twice, then continue to be available in the Information Center.

TO SUBMIT AN ITEM
The deadline for submissions each week is 4 p.m. Thursday. Send items to juice@wartburg.edu. Please keep your submitted item short—no longer than one paragraph—and let us know if your item is for students, faculty/staff, or both audiences. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, communication specialist for Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

 
 
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Weekday Chapel services this week
Weekday Chapel services are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-10:35 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel, and are a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Upcoming speakers:
  • Monday, Dec. 12, Advent Chapel – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, and Friday, Dec. 16 – No Chapel services during Finals Week
Sanctuary on Wednesday
Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. Sanctuary takes place at 9 p.m. each Wednesday in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 8:45 for snacks and conversation.
Faith and Life Groups
Faith and Life Groups are opportunities for students to share fellowship with other believers. There are multiple groups taking place at different times, places, and locations on campus. Click here to see more information about all of the Faith and Life Group meeting times. 
 
EDUCATION/JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
See openings on Knightlink
Student employment positions are available on Knightlink. Questions regarding these positions or Knightlink can be directed to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at 352-8350.
Urban Studies internships
The Urban Studies Program at Wartburg West in Denver, Colorado, and Des Moines Urban Studies are taking applications NOW for internships that are a part of those programs. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Jen Sassman, director of Financial Aid, recently was recognized by both regional and state associations:
  • At the fall conference of the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), Sassman received the State Leadership Award, which is given annually to recognize the outstanding leadership of a member from each of the nine states within MASFAA. She also was part of the Committee of the Year for her work with the Regional Conference Program Committee.
  • At the fall conference of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Sassman was recognized as the individual from the state who held the most national professional credentials.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The wrestling team will be tested as one of six ranked teams at the Candlewood Suites Duals, as reported by TrackWrestling.com.

The men's basketball team's narrow victory over Governors State was featured in the Southtown Daily.

The upcoming
faculty art exhibit was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The late Cindy Carlson, who served as the president's administrative assistant for 17 years, donated her clothes to upperclass students through Cindy's Closet. The event was covered by KCRG and KWWL.

The wrestling team beat Simpson 41-4, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Jesse Kielman ’17 won a last-minute write-in campaign to become a member of the Bremer County Water and Soil Conservation District Commission, as reported by KCRG.

IMPower, an empowerment program for young girls created by Jenna Haglund, visiting assistant professor of social work, was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

 
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