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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Jan. 30

 
Jan. 30, 2017
German-language film series

Wartburg College’s German-language film series, Profiles in Courage, continues Tuesday, Jan. 31, with a showing of Good Bye, Lenin! The film, which will be screened with English subtitles, begins at 7:15 p.m. in WBC 116. Subsequent films include The Lives of Others on Feb. 7 and Jack on Feb. 21. All screenings are free and open to the public. Students will introduce the film and lead a discussion following the viewing. Additional information is available at www.wartburg.edu/german-film/.

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Nominees sought for Wartburg Medal
Each year Wartburg recognizes individuals who have provided significant service, over a sustained period of time, to the college. The Wartburg Medal typically is presented each fall at Opening Convocation. We invite members of the Wartburg faculty and staff to nominate individuals or couples to receive this honor for 2017. The award description, guidelines, and a list of past recipients can be found at www.wartburg.edu/wartburg-medal-recipients/. Click here to download a nomination form. Nominations are due to the President’s Office by March 3.
Realignment in the Business and HR-Payroll Offices
Driven by the revenue-enhancement and expense-saving process, the Business and HR-Payroll Offices are undergoing a realignment to streamline processes, increase revenues and decrease expenses that will provide approximately $110,000 in annual “net” savings. As part of that realignment, there will be a search for an Asset & Internal Control Manager position in the Business Office and a Human Resources & Payroll Assistant position in the HR-Payroll Office. This realignment impacts other positions within these two offices as well, all of which will allow more time to be focused on increasing revenues and decreasing expenses, such as:
  • reducing bad debt expense
  • utilizing more purchasing consortium arrangements, thus decreasing expenses
  • adding more resources to rental property management, thus increasing revenues and decreasing expenses

Additional information will be shared in the upcoming months as various job duties change in these offices.

Vander Plaats, Red Wing event canceled
The event featuring Bob Vander Plaats, CEO of The Family Leader, and Donna Red Wing, former One Iowa executive director, set for Tuesday, Jan. 31, hosted by Wartburg College Republicans, has been canceled. The group hopes to reschedule, but no details are available at this time. Direct questions to emily.laudner@wartburg.edu.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Dr. Ben Bousquet, associate professor of physics, will discuss recent highlights and discoveries from the world of physics. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Phil and Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Feb. 3, 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker will be Dr. Erika Lindgren, associate professor of history. The title of her talk is Vikings in the Scottish Isles.
The Vagina Monologues performances
Performances of The Vagina Monologues will take place Thursday, Feb. 9, and Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., in the Lyceum. The Vagina Monologues is a student-run stage production that dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage, and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Tickets for the performances are $5, and all proceeds will be donated to Cedar Valley Friends of the Family. Please join us in celebrating our 11th year of presenting work based on the lives of real women written by Eve Ensler and retold by your peers. Direct questions to the student directors, abigail.wetzler@wartburg.edu or emma.evanspeck@wartburg.edu
Giant heart Valentine cookies 
Order a giant heart cookie for your sweetheart through GET online ordering (order through the CATERING TAKE OUT store) beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Tuesday, Feb. 14. The cookies will be available for pick up in the Den. The cookies can be decorated with your choice of message: “Happy Valentine’s Day,” “Be My Valentine!” “Hugs & Kisses,” or “I Love You!” If you have questions or would like to add a personal message, call the dining office at (319) 352-8303. 
Donate dresses to Prom’s Closet
Say yes to donating your dress! Donate your gently used formal dresses, shoes and accessories to give girls in our community an affordable way to enjoy their prom night. The Wartburg drop-off location is the Volunteer Action Center in Student Saemann Center, which will accept donations until Monday, Feb. 20. Direct questions to vac@wartburg.edu.
Study Abroad Photo Contest winners
Congratulations to the 2016 Study Abroad Photo Contest winners:
  • 1st Place: Carly Kuhtz
  • 2nd Place: Madelyn Carlson
  • 3rd Place: Mackensie Sauerbrei
  • Student Choice Award: Caleb Milius
  • Faculty/Staff Choice Award: Katie Bender

Check out the winning photos outside The Den. Thank you to everyone who submitted their great photos! Read the stories behind the winning photos and discover more about Study Abroad at www.wartburg.edu/study-abroad.

Sign up for Candlelight Dinner 
Sign up for the Candlelight Dinner hosted by The V-Day Campaign on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5:15 to 7 p.m., in Mensa. The Candlelight Dinner will take place Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., in the Heritage Ballroom. The V-Day Campaign will discuss their organization while students, faculty, and staff mingle over dinner. The cost for students with a board plan is $2. Pay with points or cash at the time of sign up. Off-board students also may attend, and their cost will be $10 at the time of sign up. Special dietary considerations will be taken into account.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Baldwin Leadership Fellows sought
The Institute for Leadership Education at Wartburg seeks your assistance in the selection of first-year students to serve as Baldwin Leadership Fellows. Please click here for more information and a link to the nomination form. 
Library extends Saturday hours
In response to student feedback, Vogel Library has extended its Saturday hours. For the remainder of Winter Term, the library will be open from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Sunday hours will remain the same, 1 p.m.-midnight. Direct questions to Mary Reding
Dance Marathon Pizza Ranch fundraiser
Wartburg College’s Dance Marathon will be having multiple Pizza Ranch fundraisers in the upcoming weeks. When you eat at Pizza Ranch in Waverly, Dance Marathon will get a portion of the proceeds as well as tips. Fundraising nights are Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 22.
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
  • Leadership and Service Award Nominations (due Feb. 3)
Upcoming Events

German film series 
Jan. 31

Leadership and Service Award nominations due 
Feb. 3

The Vagina Monologues 
Feb. 9-10

Unified Sports Day 
Feb. 11

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. The service is an opportunity to gather with students, faculty, and staff to reflect on God and faith. Upcoming speakers:
  • Monday, Jan. 30 – Dr. Daniel Black, Professor of Physical Science and Engineering Science
  • Wednesday, Feb. 1 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom
  • Friday, Feb. 3 – Mikayla Cota ’17

Sunday worship with Meistersinger Honor Band
Join us Sunday, Feb. 5, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel for Meistersinger Honor Band Worship with the message by Mikayla Cota ’17 and music by Wartburg College band students.
The Jesus Experiment
Looking to jump-start your faith life? Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry is offering a discipleship process called The Jesus Experiment to help you answer the question, “How would Jesus live my life if he were living it?” Join us each Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Everyone is welcome. Find out more about The Jesus Experiment at https://whatisthejesusexperiment.wordpress.com/ac.
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. 
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Wednesday, Feb. 1:
• JV Men’s Basketball departs at 1:30 p.m. for Loras.
• Men’s and Women’s Basketball departs at 2:15 p.m. for Loras.

Thursday, Feb. 2:
• Wrestling departs at 10 a.m. for Augsburg.
 
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
 
MBS Foreword Online featured Janet Huebner, Wartburg Store manager and textbook services director, and the store’s Game Knights in the article Wartburg College Plays Games at Knight; Building a Community, posted Jan. 23. Click here to read the article online. 

Kyle A. Schenkewitz, visiting assistant professor of religion and philosophy, published a book review of Paul M. Blowers’ Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) in Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion. Click here to see the review online. 

Zak Montgomery, associate professor of Spanish, published the following book review: Service learning and literary studies in English. Laurie Grobman & Roberta Rosenberg (eds.). New York: Modern Language Association. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education 8.4 (2016): 84-86.

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.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Bryan Levsen ’17 talks about finishing his biology degree and wrestling season, with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Brittni Lair ’12 has fulfilled her dream of owning a gym, as reported by the Albert Lea Tribune.

The wrestling team swept its three opponents during the Iowa Conference Duals in Dubuque, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team took down Nebraska Wesleyan, 48-0, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Jen Loeb '98 described her Mount Everest ascent during a public event at the Jesup Public Library, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The men's basketball team is looking to end its NCAA tournament drought in 2017, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Angie Widner ’99 was named CEO of the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Head men's and women's tennis coach Chris Gustas ’11 spoke with the Marion Times aboiut what it took to land his new position at Wartburg.

 
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