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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - March 27

 
March 27, 2017
Thursday is #UKnightDay

We need your to help reach our goal of 1,000 UKnighted on March 30! This year, we will be tracking in real time the percentage of donors who identify as faculty/staff. Make your gift and follow our progress at www.wartburg.edu/UKnightDay on Thursday. To help stock up on some Knight apparel, The Wartburg Store is offering a 20 percent discount on your entire order (including merchandise already on sale) when you use the discount code 1000UKD. The offer may not be combined with other in-store sale purchase discounts. Let’s be UKnighted!

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Wartburg Players present The Rabbit Hole
The Wartburg Players will present The Rabbit Hole, a 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, on Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. This funny, tragic, and deeply moving story follows a young couple and their family as they attempt to cope with the loss of their young son. (Some scenes may not be appropriate for children.) This production is student-directed and student-run. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting the Ticket Office in the student center: $10 for adults, $5 for students (K-12 and non-Wartburg College), and free with a Wartburg student ID.
Student Employment Appreciation Week
Wartburg College will celebrate Student Employment Appreciation Week April 2-8. During the week, we will recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of our student employees and their supervisors. The Student Employment Office is asking departments to have their supervisors and student employees trace their hands on colored paper, cut them out, and submit them to Luther Hall 212 by Friday, March 31, as part of a campus-wide project for the celebratory week. Supplies are available in Luther Hall 212, if needed. 
Farewell reception
Faculty and staff are welcome to attend a farewell reception for Drs. Brian and Judith Jones, professors of religion, and Stephanie Blake, office coordinator for the Religion & Philosophy Department, on Thursday, April 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Chapel Commons.
Trigger Warning Campus Tour
Trigger Warning Campus Tour featuring Kimberly Corban will be on campus Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum. Kimberly Corban is a rape survivor twho tells her story. She advocates that being a victim is never a choice, but becoming a survivor is. This event is hosted by Wartburg College Republicans. Please contact Emily Laudner for details.
World War I film discussion series 
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a showing of Warhorse on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m., in Patriots Hall, 1300 Fourth St. NW, Waverly. Sergeant York will be shown in the same location Tuesday, April 4.The film series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Wartburg College humanities and social work faculty members are partnering with the new Waverly-area veterans post. All area veterans and their families also are invited to view the films and discuss their reactions. Access to these films is made possible by funding from the Harry & Polly Slife Professor in Humanities, historian Dr. Terrence Lindell, and the Slife Institute for Social Work.
 
2017-18 student media leaders 
Congratulations to the 2017-18 student media leaders:
  • Castle Editor: Kathryn Lee
  • Knight Vision News Director: Robert Newell
  • Trumpet Online Editor: Adeboye Olaniyan
  • Tower Agency CEO: McKenzie Kielman 
  • KWAR-FM Station Manager: Abby Singleton
National Public Health Week
National Public Health Week is April 3-7. Please plan to join in the weeklong schedule of events on campus:
  • Monday, April 3 – What’s Public Health?
  • Tuesday, April 4 – Happy Hour: Alcohol & Tobacco Awareness
  • Wednesday, April 5 – Yawn: Sleep Awareness
  • Thursday, April 6 – Relationship Status: Reproductive Health Awareness
  • Friday, April 7 – Healthy Living: Physical Activity & Stress Awareness

Public health focuses on disease prevention and health promotion by helping others to improve their health through education and awareness. Each day you may find yourself identifying with some of the common challenges for college students and learning how you can prevent them. Stay tuned for more details on specific events. Contact Dr. Lorinda Sheeler with questions. 

Phil and Lit Society
The Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will meet Friday, March 31, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The first speaker will be Noah Dwyer, a fourth-year religion major. The title of his talk is A New Interpretation of the Beatitudes. The second speaker will be Sarah Leonhart, a fourth-year psychology major. The title of her talk is Gender Perceptions of Males and Females in Positions of Power.
Leadership and Service Awards
Several Wartburg students, faculty, and staff were honored during the 24th annual Leadership and Service Award Ceremony Saturday, March 18:
  • Debbie E. Heida Award: Tyler Vogel
  • Dell Association for Peace and Justice Peacemaker Award: Kimberly Cespedes, Dragoslava Barzut, and Allison Maybee
  • Dell Award: Lily Zheng
  • Wartburg Nobility Award: Abdulrahman Abdul, Naomi Alene, Dragoslava Barzut, Peter Brennan, Morgan Johnson, Irnea Muhovic, Maya Weatherall, and Amanda Wright
  • Outstanding International Senior: Nothizile Ncube 
  • Outstanding Service Award: Ben Sass, David Fitzgerald, Chris Tomkins, Ryan Yoder, Tanner Eckhart, Blake Mahoney, Clay Henning, and Zach Hovick
  • Outstanding Student Organization Award: Black Student Union
  • Outstanding Advisor Award: Tony Smith, associate director of alumni and parent relations, and Mallory Luensmann, admissions counselor
  • Spirit of Student Life Award: LeAnn Faidley, professor of engineering; Brian McQueen, assistant professor of sociology; and Scott Sharar, director of plant operations.
Third-floor library rooms reserved Friday
Designated study rooms will be reserved on the third floor of Vogel Library for social work mock interviews Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to noon. All other rooms will be open for student use, as well as Counseling Services and Pathways.
Hoops 4 Hope game
BSU will host its fifth annual Hoops 4 Hope basketball game, where faculty/staff/alumni play against current students, at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in Levick Arena. All proceeds will go to IMPACT, a youth basketball league out of Waterloo. Donations of $5 from all players are appreciated. For more information, please contact bsu@wartburg.edu.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar 
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Alex Jensen ’15, a graduate student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University, will discuss his current research in a talk titled The Evolution of Hardness and Tribofilm Growth During Running-In of Case Carburized Steel Under Boundary Lubrication. All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Dining hours over Easter Break
Click here for Dining Services’ Easter Break hours, April 13-17. Normal dining hours will resume Tuesday, April 18. 

Faculty, staff honored with awards
Dr. Andrea Eslick, assistant professor of psychology, is the recipient of the 2017 John O. Chellevold Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Service. Other honorees include Dr. Bret Billet, professor of political science, Advisor of the Year Award; the Rev. Ramona Bouzard, Herbert & Cora Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair, Outstanding Administrative Staff Award; and Bernard Holland, security officer, Outstanding Non-Administrative Staff Award. Billet and Eslick will be honored Tuesday, April 11, at 10 a.m., in Neumann Auditorium, during the Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship Convocation. Bouzard and Holland were honored at a reception earlier this month.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Faculty congratulations
The Board of Regents recently granted tenure and emeritus status to several professors. Please join us in congratulating:
  • Dr. Rachel Clark, English and modern languages, who was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor;
  • Dr. Kelly Faga, education, who was awarded tenure;
  • Dr. Roy Ventullo, biology, who was approved for emeritus status;
  • Dr. Brian Jones, religion, who was approved for emeritus status; and
  • The Rev. Dr. Judith Jones, religion, who was approved for emeritus status.
Milestones event May 26
Mark your calendars for the 16th annual Milestones event Friday, May 26. Faculty and staff will gather as a campus community at 8 a.m. in the Saemann Student Center ballrooms for breakfast and conversation. At 8:30 a.m., we will recognize those celebrating employment anniversaries and retirements, along with other faculty and staff awards. Individuals observing work anniversaries this year include:
  • 45 years: Pat Melver
  • 35 years: Dennis Delp
  • 30 years: Jean Schloemer and Tod Schulz
  • 25 years: Denis Drolet and Lynn Peters
  • 20 years: Mariah Birgen, Joel Holthaus, John Myers, Dick Peth, Jennifer Sassman, Rich Seggerman, Ken Sommerfeldt, Kathy Traetow, and Rick Willis
  • 15 years: Sheree Covert, Danise Flood, Stephanie Huff, Dalissa Larson, Sherri Mennenga, Scott Sharar, and Derek Solheim
  • 10 years: Eric Berns, Christine DeVries, Julie Drewes, Jill Eckenrod, Sheila Kittleson, Jennifer Larson, June Rieck, Natalie Smith, Stephanie TeKippe, Renee Voves, and Heather Zajicek

Please contact Amy Wilson if your name was omitted from this recognition list.

Notes from the President’s Forum
Notes from the President’s Forum on March 25, as well as President Colson’s February report to the Board of Regents and summary report to campus, are posted on the InfoCenter under “President’s Reports.”
Title changes for Institutional Advancement
Scott Leisinger, vice president for Institutional Advancement, is pleased to announce the following title changes for select staff, effective immediately:
  • Chris Knudson, Director of Marketing and Communication
  • Emily Christensen, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communication and News Director
  • Josh Peterson, Senior Graphic Designer
  • Stephanie Boeding, Editor and Email Marketing Manager
  • Joni McDonough, Office Coordinator
  • Laurie Everhardt, Associate Director of Annual Giving
  • Tony Smith, Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
Special topics social work courses
The Social Work Department is excited to offer the following special topics courses during the 2017-18 academic year:
  • Fall 2017 – SW 250: Mental Health (with adjunct Kate Haberman, a clinical mental health social worker who practices in Waverly), Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Winter 2018 – SW 250: Veterans and Military Families, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:35-11:15 a.m. (participation with Retrieving Freedom service dogs is part of the class).
  • May 2018 – SW 204: American Sign Language, Monday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Direct questions to Dr. Tammy Faux.

Posekany literacy awards
Education Department and Education Unit faculty and students accepted into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), as well as Reading Endorsement students not admitted to the TEP, are eligible for special funding to attend the Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference June 27-28 in Ames. Early-bird registration fees range from $30-$190, and registration is open through Friday, March 31. Wartburg registrants may request reimbursement from the Institutional Advancement Office in Luther Hall (contact Suzie Kramer, 352-8495, for information). These literacy awards are available through the generosity of Leonard and Carol Posekany, parents of Education Department emeritae faculty Dr. Susan Sherwood and Dr. Peggy Pruisner. Click here for more information on the Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference.
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

Employee Health Screen 
March 28

WWI film discussion series
March 28, April 4

UKnight Day 
March 30

Wartburg Players:
The Rabbit Hole 

March 31-April 1

Symphonic Band concert 
April 1

St. Elizabeth Chorale and RItterchor concert 
April 2

Student Employment Appreciation Week 
April 2-8

National Public Health Week 
April 3-7

Hoops 4 Hope game 
April 4

Trigger Warning Campus Tour 
April 4

Religion & Philosophy Dept. farewell reception 
April 6

Knightliters jazz concert 
April 7

Castle Singers and Kammerstreicher concert 
April 8

Wind Ensemble and Wartburg Choir concert 
April 9

RICE Day 
April 11

Tour Week 
April 23-30

Staff retreat 
April 25

Milestones breakfast
May 26

Commencement 
May 28

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 editions of The Juice. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, 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, March 27: Autism Chapel – Mikayla Cota ’17
  • Wednesday, March 29: Lenten Interfaith Chapel – Dr. Kuni Terasawa, assistant professor in world religions
  • Friday, March 3: Caitlin Hanson ’17; music by the Hampton-Dumont High School Choir
Prayer requests
We invite you to write a prayer request to be included during our Wednesday Lenten chapels. The prayer request stations are located on the baptismal font in the narthex and on the hymnal cart on the balcony level.
Lent 2017: Wholeheartedness
During our Wednesday Lenten chapel time, the worshipping community will focus on wholeheartedness and what it might look like for us to live in God’s promise of wholeness in Christ Jesus. Join us at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29, for a Lenten Interfaith Chapel Service by Dr. Kuni Terasawa, focusing on the Lenten topic “compassion.” College administrative offices will be closed during chapel time, 10:15-10:35 a.m., Wednesdays during Lent to allow staff and faculty the opportunity to attend chapel. The W, Security Office, and Information Desk will remain open.
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 Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Everyone is welcome. Click here to find out more.
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. 
Sunday worship 
Pastor Brian Beckstrom will give the message Sunday, April 2, 10:30 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel. Join us!
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Softball
Thursday, March 30, depart at 11 a.m. for UW-Platteville.

Baseball
Friday, March 31, depart at 2 p.m. for Loras.

Men’s Golf
Depart Sunday, April 2, for Loras Duhawk Invite; return late Monday, April 3.
 
EDUCATION/JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
Apply now for new student employment opportunities
Both 2017 summer and 2017-18 academic year position openings are now being posted to Knightlink. Like and follow us on Facebook at Wartburg College Student Employment to easily see what new job openings are being posted as they become available.
VAC positions 
The Volunteer Action Center is hiring for an office coordinator, student organization liaison, and a community organization liaison (Fall Term with possibility of Winter Term as well). Applications are due by 4 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Interviews will be the following week. For an application, click here. Direct questions to vac@wartburg.edu
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 in Des Moines is taking applications now for internships that are a part of this program. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Bonita Bock, director of Urban Studies, recently visited Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., to meet with 11 Augustana students who will participate in the Wartburg West program during the 2017-18 academic year. Bonita also hosted a prospective-students gathering. This will be the fifth year Augustana has participated in the Wartburg West program.

Kristin Teig Torres, director of community engagement, has been invited to be a panelist for the Iowa Ideas Project on Tuesday, March 28, in Cedar Falls. The project addresses issues facing the state in seven key areas: K-12 and higher education, energy, environment, workforce/regionalism, health care, and transportation. Kristin will discuss the challenges and opportunities while spotlighting ideas that are taking root for positive social change.

The Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans, professor of religion, keynoted the ELCA Covenant Cluster Network Gathering in Ashland, Neb., Feb. 23-25. She gave two presentations on the theme Reformation: Creative Disruption Then and Now. Kit also keynoted the Northeastern Iowa Synod Day of Renewal in Cedar Falls on March 16. She spoke on the themes Luther’s Small Catechism as Gift and The Large Catechism and Daily Life.

 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Taylor Anderson ’99 was named the director of the Iowa Hall of Pride effective Aug. 1, as reported by the Des Moines Register.

The results of the men's and women's indoor track and field teams at the NCAA DIII nationals was reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team won its 13th national title, an NCAA record, and Eric DeVos '18 was crowned as national champion as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and Des Moines Register.

The men's basketball team's run in the NCAA Tournament ended with an 80-69 loss to Augustana in the Sweet Sixteen, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Wrestler Kyle Fank ’18 talked about making his national tournament debut with the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Wrestler Andrew Steiert ’17 talks injuries and farming with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team is considered a favorite for the team title heading into the Division III National Championships, as reported by USA Wrestling

Christopher Smith ’06 is the conductor of the Rock Valley Chapter of the Badger Chordhawks Chorus, a community-based in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, according to the GazetteXtra
 
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