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The Juice (Faculty & Staff) - May 1

 
May 1, 2017
Wartburg Alert test

The emergency notification system for Wartburg College, Wartburg Alert, will be tested around noon Thursday, May 4. Wartburg Alert is tested, at minimum, once per term. Alerts aren’t automatically sent. You have to register your phone 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 an SMS number to receive a text, as it is the quickest and most reliable means of notification. To register, log into InfoCenter. Then go to the “Offices” drop-down menu and select “Parking & Safety.” Under “Important Resources," click on “Wartburg Alert.” If you have problems registering, stop by the Security Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To verify if you are registered before May 4, send an email to campus.security@wartburg.edu, and we will confirm your registration.

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Lunch & Play at The Wartburg Store
Feeling bored on your lunch break? Drop by The Wartburg Store to learn our most popular two-player board games! We’ll host our Lunch & Play every Tuesday and Thursday during May Term, noon-1 p.m.
Game Knights 
Invite a friend to Game Knights during May Term. We will play EVERY Thursday, 7-10 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Classic games like Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion are regularly played as well as new favorites like Codenames, Libertalia, Dead of Winter, and more. Hosted by The Wartburg Store.
Film crew on campus
A Los Angeles-based independent film crew will be on campus through mid-May to produce a faith-based film inspired by the story of Mike Jensen ’96, former lecturer in music and voice instructor at Wartburg, who is battling brain cancer. The project is led by alumnus Brian Ide ’96 and will involve many students. Please be aware the college is supporting this endeavor, and we encourage the campus to be as hospitable as possible. Thank you for your patience with this project.
Posekany Literacy Award winner announced
Gabrielle Calease Fox, a fourth-year English major from Waverly, has received the Leonard and Carol Posekany Literacy Award. The award provides funding for Calease Fox to attend the Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference in Ames, June 27-28. These literacy awards are available through the generosity of Leonard and Carol Posekany, parents of Department of Education emeritae faculty Dr. Susan Sherwood and Dr. Peggy Pruisner.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Pay rate increases for Dining Service and Operations & Maintenance student employees
Effective with June 2017 work hours, Dining Service and Operations & Maintenance college student employees will receive pay rate increases. The pay rate for student assistants will be $8.25/hour (current base pay of $7.50), and the pay rate for student managers will be $9.00/hour (current base pay of $8.30). This will replace the current pay grid in which students receive pay increases for every 200 hours worked in these departments. Anyone presently receiving more than the new pay rate due to the increase for each 200 hours worked will be grandfathered in at their present pay. Office positions in these departments will remain exempt from receiving the pay increases.

The pay increases are intended to help recruit and retain student employees in both departments and, therefore, aid in maintaining quality customer service and daily operations. For more information, please contact Margaret Empie, assistant vice president of dining and retail services, or Keith Strand, director of general maintenance and cleaning.
Take the library survey
Do you want a 24/7 library? Longer library hours? Then make your voice heard! Fill out this Library Student Advisory Board survey regarding library hours. As Library Student Advisory Board members, we strive to make the library better for YOU! Your responses to this survey will help us make recommendations for future changes to library hours and accessibility, so tell us what matters to you.
May Term Senate election results
Congratulations to the following students, who have been elected to May Term Senate:

Breyanna Primous
Ian Coon
Kierstin Keller
Alejandro Salazar
Shahzeb Jadoon
Haley Cannon
Megan Andurs
Nathan Trabue

Thank you all who voted!
Alliance executive team
Alliance announces its executive team for next year:
President: Shaunquez Ketton
Vice president: Esmie Alarcon
Secretary: Alviann Jordan
Communications: Liz Snyder
Treasurer: Nicole Johnson
Dining hours for May Term
Click the link to see the dining hours for Mensa, the Den, Konditorei, and Zesty Orange during May Term
Staff performance appraisals
The staff performance appraisal process is now in session. The process runs from April to June, with all performance appraisals due to Human Resources by June 30. Employees and supervisors will be evaluated for the time frame of June 1, 2016-May 31, 2017, meeting the criteria of working at least 1,000 hours annually and being employed by the college as of Dec. 31, 2016. All forms, instructions, and documents used for this process are located on the InfoCenter. Cabinet will receive a report in July with appraisals completed in their respective areas. Direct questions to HR.
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

Wartburg Alert test 
May 4

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
 
May Term worship
Sanctuary is a holy space in the midst of your busy life where you can recharge and renew. Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, music, prayers, and communion. This will be the only worship opportunity on campus during May Term and will take place on Sunday evenings (May 7, 14, and 21) at 8 p.m. in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 7:45 for snacks and conversation; Sanctuary begins at 8 and ends at 9.
 
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Men’s Tennis
Tuesday, May 2, depart at noon for Dubuque

Men’s Golf
Thursday, May 4, depart at 9 a.m. for Indianola, IIAC Championships (2nd round)

Outdoor Track & Field

Thursday, May 4, depart at 1:30 p.m. for Luther

Softball
May 5-6, Iowa Conference Tournament

CONGRATULATIONS
 
New baby
Congratulations to Joy Skinner, administrative assistant to the president, on the birth of Phoenix Matthew on April 12. He weighed in at 10 lb. 3.7 oz. and measured 22.5 inches long. Paula Michel will be filling in for Joy in the President’s Office through June. Please continue to use Joy’s e-mail address for work-related communication.
 
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. 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
 
The Rev. Bonita Bock, director of the Wartburg West, was awarded a certificate of membership in the CHARG Honorary Council on April 26, along with the Rev. Nelson Bock, retired co-director of Wartburg West. They were recognized by CHARG for their commitment to its mission of supporting mental wellness. Many Wartburg students have interned at CHARG and value its unique program, which addresses chronic and persistent mental illnesses.

Byron Mather, IT infrastructure analyst, has been honored with the Grout Museum District’s Sullivan Brothers Outstanding Military Family Award for exemplary community service. Click here to read more about the honor.

Jay Boeding, major gift officer; Denny Haugen, senior major gift officer; and Don Meyer, senior gift planner, presented at the “Teaching Generosity Through Excellence in Fundraising” workshop sponsored by the Northeast Iowa Synod and the Iowa Chapter of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives on April 27 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Waverly. Based on the response of the 25 pastors in attendance, this event could become a model for other synods as best practices, expertise, personal stories and examples were shared to bring the theme to life.

Dr. Bill Withers, professor of journalism and communication, keynoted the closing session of this year’s Leadership Iowa University (LIU) certificate program March 31 in Cedar Falls. LIU is hosted by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI), and Withers was one of the original architects of LIU’s statewide curriculum. Withers will also represent Wartburg’s new Speaker + Workshop program as one of ABI’s three keynotes at their annual Taking Care of Business Conference in Dubuque, June 6-8. Withers also represented Wartburg in assisting North Iowa Area Community College’s Business Partnership program April 12 and led another workshop April 20 for the Iowa chapter of ALDE, a lead-resource for Lutheran and Christian fundraisers and communication professionals.

 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Duane Schroeder ’58, the college's sports information director from 1958 until his retirement in 2000, was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame, as reported by CoSIDA.com

The
baseball team swept its double-header against Buena Vista University and continues to share the top spot in the Iowa Conference, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The
softball team split a double-header with Coe, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Lydia Posselt ’07 was selected as part of an international preaching contest to deliver the sermon at the closing worship of the Lutheran World Federation Assembly in Windhoek, Namibia, as reported by Lutheran World.

Katie Leners Johnston ’07 was named principal of North Cedar Elementary, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Lucy Joseph ’07 started the City Sparkles cheerleading squad, a mix of general education students and students with disabilities, at Iowa City High School, as reported by CBS2.
 
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