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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Jan. 9

 
Jan. 9, 2017
No more pink slips at Mail Center
The Mail Center staff would like to remind you that PINK SLIPS are no longer being used. You need only your ID to pick up packages. You will receive an email notifying you about packages. If your email has the word “delivered” in the subject line, the package will be IN your mailbox, so please still check your mailbox! Contact the Mail Center at mailroom@wartburg.edu or 352-8263 with questions, and please be patient as we learn the new system.
 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Additional financial information on Info Center
As was previously reported, in the spirit of transparency and in keeping faculty and staff informed about the College’s budget and related financial information, a new section has been created on the Business Office intranet site, called “Overall Budget & Financial Information." A few documents have been posted to that area already and we plan to continue to add more related documents. One such document is the College’s debt service requirements for the outstanding debt. Please click here to see that document. As additional documents are posted, a notice will be included in the Juice.
Help needed for Scholarship Day
We currently have 184 students registered to attend the Jan. 22 Scholarship Day. This is the largest Scholarship Day we have ever hosted! This means we will need all hands on deck to make this the best experience for these top prospective students and their families. If you have agreed to interview, be at lunch or work the Academic Fair, know that we are counting on you. If you have not signed up yet and are interested, please let Mallory Luensmann know as soon as possible or fill out this online form.
Inclusive mentoring with Dr. Eddie Moore
Wartburg staff members are invited to gather in the Chapel Commons on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10:30-11:15 a.m., for a diversity and inclusion event focusing on inclusive mentoring. Dr. Eddie Moore, diversity and inclusion trainer, will lead the session as part of the 2016-17 NetVUE grant for Exploring Vocation. This event will help you stretch and grow in your mentoring work with students on campus. Coffee, tea, and treats will be served. If you have questions, contact Ramona Bouzard.
WartburgAlert test planned
The emergency notification system for Wartburg College, WartburgAlert, will be tested Thursday, Jan. 12, around noon. WartburgAlert is tested, at minimum, once per term. Alerts aren’t automatically sent. You must register your phone number in order to receive alerts. There is no charge for registering, and you may register up to two numbers for text notification and two numbers for voice phones. You are strongly encouraged to register a SMS number to receive a text, as it is the quickest and most reliable means of notification. To register, log in to the InfoCenter. Under “Offices,” select “Parking & Safety” and then “WartburgAlert.” If you have problems registering, come to the security office Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. To verify that you are registered before Jan. 12, send an email to campus.security@wartburg.edu.
SIgn up for MLK Day of Service
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is fast approaching! Look for the VAC table on the first floor of Saemann Student Center during weekday meals to sign up for the Day of Service next Monday, Jan. 16, which begins at 1:30 p.m. with a kickoff in Levick Arena. Contact vac@wartburg.edu if you have questions or cannot sign up in person.
Blankets for Bremwood
Volunteer to make tie-blankets during MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 16. There will be two shifts for blanket making in the Chapel Commons: 2:30-4 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Help us serve the residents at Bremwood, providing them with something to call their own. Questions can be directed to blanketsoflove@wartburg.edu. Sign up at this link.
Fall 2016 GPA Report and Executive Summary
The Fall 2016 GPA Report and Executive Summary are available on the InfoCenter at this link. Questions can be directed to Edie Waldstein
Board game event 
The Wartburg Store is excited to host Game Knights on Thursday, Jan. 12, 7-10 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. 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!
Keep on Learning proposals
The Alumni Office is requesting Keep on Learning proposals for the 2017-18 academic year. The Keep on Learning program offers a series of four-week courses to all residents of the Cedar Valley during seven months of the academic year. Click here for more information. 
Thank a mentor
January is National Mentoring Month. At Wartburg, we recognize the value of mentors in our lives; therefore, we invite you to recognize a mentor by filling out the “Thank a Mentor” form here. The form will be accessible until noon Monday, Jan. 23. Mentors will then receive a personalized electronic message that afternoon. If you have questions, contact TJ Warren. Click here for more information on mentoring at Wartburg.
igKnight program welcoming mentees
Students interested in being partnered with a peer mentor during Winter Term are invited to sign up for the igKnight Mentoring Program. This peer mentoring program is designed to help students pursue and meet their academic, personal, and professional goals no matter where they are in their college experience. Faculty and staff are encouraged to invite students to be a part of the program as well. Students may join the program at any time by signing up here. For more information on igKnight, visit the igKnight website or contact TJ Warren.
Certified respite foster care providers needed
Respite Options of Northeast Iowa will offer a free training course on two Saturdays, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Sumner. Attendance at both sessions is required. Providers must be at least 19 years old at the time of application and 20 years old to provide respite, complete an application and certification process, and be able to make a one-year commitment to the program. While this is an unpaid position, respite providers do receive a small stipend and help with mileage costs when they travel to do respite. Contact Nancy Magnall at 319-296-8307 or magnall_ifapa@msn.com, or Dr. Tammy Faux
2017 German Film Series
The 2017 German Film Series: Profiles in Courage kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 17, with The Promise (Das Versprechen). The film, with English subtitles, follows Sophie and Konrad, who, in 1961, plan an escape from the eastern side of a divided Germany into the west. The film begins at 7:15 p.m. in WBC116. A student-led discussion will follow. The film series, sponsored by the Wartburg College German Institute and the German and German studies programs, is being presented in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation. Click here for additional information about this film and the series.
Looking for a good book to read?
There still is space to join Dr. Erika Lindgren in the Hearthside Project during Winter Term. She will be reading The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe. Students who read with her get a copy of the book and a chance to discuss nonfiction outside of the classroom setting. If interested, email Dr. Lindgren.
'Sexy/OFFENDER' now in art gallery
An exhibition featuring the works of Ben Moore and Byron Anway will open Monday, Jan. 9, at the Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery. “Sexy/OFFENDER,” featuring pieces that combine online imaged-based culture and 18th-century French portraiture, will be on display through Feb. 12. A reception will be Friday, Feb. 10, 5-7 p.m. Click here for details.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Fall 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Vocation Grant survey
If you attended any of the fall diversity and inclusion education/training events Aug. 30 and 31, please click here to take a short survey. Your response provides important input for grant reporting and continued diversity and inclusion work at Wartburg. The grant was provided through NetVUE and funded by the Council of Independent Colleges and Lilly Endowment Inc.
Wartburg meets United Way goal
We did it! Gifts and pledges from Wartburg faculty and staff in support of United Way increased by $1,016 this year. That means we met our goal and United Way has secured the $1,000 challenge gift offered by Mary Taylor, co-chair of this year’s local campaign. A total of 67 faculty and staff made gift commitments, including 15 new donors and eight who increased their giving from last year. Thank you for investing in Waverly and United Way. 
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.
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

Winter Term begins
Jan. 9

Project for Peace meeting
Jan. 10

Game Knights 
Jan. 12

MLK Day of Service
Jan. 16

German Film Series 
Jan. 17

Scholarship Day 
Jan. 22

Dr. Eddie Moore inclusive mentoring 
Jan. 24

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.Services are led by students, faculty, staff, the college pastors, and clergy from various area churches. Upcoming speakers include: 
  • Monday, Jan. 9 – Justine Jackovich, Assistant Director of Residential Life
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11 – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Friday, Jan. 13 – Blaine Woodson ’17
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. 
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Wednesday, Jan. 11, depart at 1:30 p.m. for Buena Vista.

Wrestling
Friday, Jan. 13, depart at 3 p.m. for Mount Vernon.
 
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
 
Todd Vandenbark, information literacy and technology librarian, co-authored the article Use of Action Research in Nursing Education, published in Nursing Research and Practice, vol. 2016, Article ID 8749167, 9 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/8749167.

An article by Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, assistant professor of world religions, has been published as part of a German Festschrift: Der Fall Hirose Akira (1919-1947): Japans buddhistische Jugend im Konflikt mit der Militärgewalt im Zweiten Weltkrieg. In Freiheit, Bewusstheit, Verantwortlichkeit. Edited by Friedhelm Köhler, et al. München: Edition Habermann 2016. Pp. 213-224. The English translation of the above is The Case of Hirose Akira (1919–1947): Japanese Buddhist Youth and Their Struggle with Violence in the Military Before and During WWII. In Freedom, Awareness, Responsibility.

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
 
Members of the women's basketball team talked about their chemistry on and off the court with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Head wrestling coach Eric Keller talked about his team's "remarkable run" at the National Duals with TrackWrestling.com.

The wrestling team advanced to the NWCA National Duals Division III semifinals, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Amy Long ’10 is the site administrator for Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, according to the Fairmont Sentinel.

Zak Montgomery, assistant professor of Spanish, was named one of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier's 20 Under 40 for his efforts recruiting and retaining Latino/a students and his service to the Spanish-speaking community in the Cedar Valley.

Nick Mitchell ’00, Grand View University head wrestling coach, received the United States Sports Academy Distinguished Service Award, according to The Sport Digest.

The wrestling team went 3-0 at the college's annual Desert Duals in Las Vegas, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Corey Tafoya ’93 was named the superintendent for Harvard Community Unit School District 50, according to the Northwest Herald.

President Darrel Colson was one of several area leaders discussing education and transition plans with Gov. Terry Branstad, who is expected to be named the U.S. Ambassador to China in 2017, as reported by KWWL

The Des Moines Urban Studies Program's partnership with the University of Iowa's new Internship Village was featured in the Des Moines Business Record.

Lamont Muhammad ’06 told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier that the premise for his book, "I Am," was developed as a student at Wartburg.

Seth Hestness ’18 will represent the U.S. and Wartburg College on Team Stars and Stripes in the eighth annual Tazón De Estrellas, as reported by the American Football International Review.

Katie Sommer ’18 was named of the top 10 point guards in the DIII athletics by d3hoops.com.

 
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