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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Jan. 15

 
Jan. 15, 2018
MLK Day class schedule for today
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Wartburg alters the class schedule on this federal holiday to free students and faculty to participate in afternoon service projects. Class periods one through six will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between each. Weekday Chapel will not be held. Evening classes will meet at their regularly scheduled time.
• Period 1 (regularly starting at 7:45 a.m.) will be 7:45-8:35 a.m.
• Period 2 (9 a.m.) will be 8:45-9:35 a.m.
• Period 3 (10:45 a.m.) will be 9:45-10:35 a.m.
• Period 4 (noon) will be 10:45-11:35 a.m.
• Period 5 (1:15 p.m.) will be 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
• Period 6 (2:30 p.m.) will be 12:45-1:35 p.m.
2018 MLK Week schedule of events
Monday, Jan. 15:
  • Day of Service, kickoff at 1:35 p.m. Contact vac@wartburg.edu for more information.
  • Poverty Simulation, 2-5 p.m., Ballrooms
  • Movie: Freedom Writers, 7 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

Tuesday, Jan. 16

  • Peace Dialogue, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ballrooms
  • Sip & Paint, 7 p.m., The W classrooms

Wednesday, Jan. 17

  • MLK Chapel, “Stay Woke,” 10:15 a.m., Wartburg Chapel
  • Sanctuary with poet Cherie Kabba, 9 p.m., Chapel Commons 

Thursday, Jan. 18

  • Implicit Bias and Education, Dr. Beverly Smith and Felicia Smith-Nalls ’99, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum
  • The Outlet, 8 p.m., McCaskey Lyceum

If you have any questions, contact mlkweek@wartburg.edu or visit www.wartburg.edu/mlk.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Be a UKnight Day champion 
The fourth annual UKnight Day is coming Tuesday, March 27, and we’re inviting you ​to be one of our UKnight Day champions who promise to:
  • Participate on social media using #UKnightDay.
  • ​Provide ​by making a gift of any size and being one of 1,500 UKnighted.
  • Promote Wartburg by proudly wearing your orange on UKnight Day and encourage others to make a UKnight Day gift.

This year, our champions will receive an exclusive UKnight Day T-shirt. Click here to review the details of being a UKnight Day champion. Email alumni@wartburg.edu by Wednesday, Jan. 31, with your shirt size to confirm your participation.

WartburgAlert test planned Jan. 18
The emergency notification system for Wartburg College, WartburgAlert, will be tested around noon Thursday, Jan. 18. WartburgAlert 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 on to the InfoCenter and click on Offices, Parking & Safety, WartburgAlert. If you have problems registering, come to the security office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To verify if you are registered before Jan. 18, send an email to campus.security@wartburg.edu, and we will confirm your registration.
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. in McCoy West. The speaker will be the Rev. Brian Beckstrom, campus pastor. His talk is titled Lutheran Higher Education in a Secular Age: Religious Identity and Mission at ELCA Colleges. All are welcome.
Assessment Management System demonstration 
The college is exploring the adoption of an Assessment Management System, an electronic means to more clearly state student learning outcomes (in and out of the classroom), track them, and report them (internally and externally, e.g., HLC) as well as link them to our Common Learning Outcomes more efficiently and effectively. In addition to serving our assessment needs, it also has the potential to allow students to create electronic portfolios. These could be of value for individual student learning as well as for job and graduate school applications. The first vendor (of three), LiveText, will be on campus Thursday, Jan. 18. Interested faculty and staff may attend the open session, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the McCoy rooms. The AMS Working Group will solicit your feedback as part of its evaluation and recommendation of the products to the President and Cabinet. Direct questions to Dan Walther.
Dance Marathon FT5K race
Wartburg College Dance Marathon will sponsor a 5K race Saturday, March 17. Registration fee is $20 by March 1 and $25 after March 1. T-shirts are guaranteed for early registrants (by March 1). Registration will also be available the day of the race, starting at 7:30 a.m.; the race will begin at 8:30 a.m. All profits will go to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. Registration fees can be mailed to Connor Frerichs, Box #0622, 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA 50677.
Next issue of Trumpet Magazine
The next issue of Trumpet Magazine will be out Wednesday, Jan. 17. Click here to see the new issue later this week and to see previous issues. The new issue will feature an article about Lindsey Leonard, director of student engagement; Pathways' newest mentor; and more!
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Updated posting policy
Wartburg’s posting policy has been updated. Click here to view the policy. All Campus bulletin boards are now clearly marked in orange and Community boards in blue. 
KnightTime best practices lunch and learn 
The Human Resources and Student Employment offices are teaming up to offer additional training on some of the best practices of reviewing and correcting timecards using KnightTime (Kronos). Training will be on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at noon, in McCoy East. This training session will provide new supervisors of students and/or staff with an introduction to Kronos as well as offer current supervisors with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of the system at the start of a new semester. Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch.
Nominate an outstanding student employee
Do you have an outstanding student employee? Nominate him/her for the 2018 Student Employee of the Year! This contest recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college. Additional information about the contest can be found here and the nomination form can be accessed here. Nominations are due to the Student Employment Office (Luther Hall 212) by Friday, Feb. 16. 
Student Employee Handbook revised
The Student Employee Handbook has been revised and can be accessed here. The Student Employment website has also been updated to include quick links to the Student Pay Stub, KnightTime Timecard, and the Supervisor Transfer Set applications.
State of the College Address
Mark your calendars for the State of the College Address at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. 
RICE Day deadlines
Planning is underway for the seventh annual Wartburg College RICE Day celebration on Thursday, April 12, and the Session Form (web-based: department, contact, time and location preferences, session format, setup and AV needs) deadline is Friday, Jan. 26. Faculty/department reps should submit this form, not individual students. Go to www.wartburg.edu/rice.
New faculty, staff photo directory
Click here to see the “New Faculty and Staff-Winter 2018” photo directory, which is posted on the InfoCenter under Offices, Human Resources, Forms & Procedures. 
Printing cost increase
In the 2018-19 fiscal year, printing in the Digital Print Center and on-campus copiers will increase between 1 and 5 cents per copy. A table of the changes can be found here on the Business Office website. The college is adjusting the pricing due to rising costs with college suppliers. Please note the Print Center is the more economical option, and the pricing change reflects this important distinction. If you have questions regarding the printing increase, contact Gary Wipperman or Lori Poehler.
Vehicle rental price changes
The prices charged for vehicle rentals in the Waverly area have increased and are impacting the campus community in the 2018-19 fiscal year. Vehicle rental prices will increase from $1 to $8 per day depending on the vehicle type. See a detailed table of the new pricing on the Business Office website. The mileage reimbursement rate will also decrease from 41 cents to 37 cents a mile in 2018-19 fiscal year. In addition, the college is updating the vehicle policy, which goes into effect immediately. The pricing change will only impact the 2018-19 fiscal year. If you have questions regarding vehicle rentals, contact Operations and Maintenance at extension 8318.
2018-19 budget process
The Business Office is starting to build the detail of the college budget for the 2018-19 academic year. As a part of this process it’s important for all campus members to be able to provide feedback. Department budget managers are responsible for communicating needs to the Business Office, but all employees may communicate with the department mangers regarding essential needs for their departments, especially if they feel there will be an impact by the communicated printing and vehicle rental changes (above).

If you are a department budget manager, please refer to the guide posted on the Business Office website for specific guidance and instruction. There will also be individualized emails with additional information and templates specific to your department.

Topics on which the Business office is seeking information from department budget managers are:
1) Equipment for the 2018-19 fiscal year as well as anticipated needs for the next five fiscal years.
2) Department budget needs – They will be classified in two categories for the 2018-19 fiscal year
    a. Group A – Essential needs (i.e. things shared with your vice president as impacting your department operations)
    b. Group B – Interdepartmental needs (i.e. printing, mailing and vehicle rental increase requests)
3) Student wage needs for 2018-19 fiscal year

The Business Office works with the Cabinet, PBAC and President Colson in reviewing requests. All requests will be reviewed and decisions communicated to department budget managers around the end of April.
Baldwin Leadership fellows 
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; contact Ashley Lang with questions.
Unified Sports Day volunteers 
Volunteers are needed for Unified Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 8:40 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will spend the day with Special Olympic Athletes, who will be participating in activities such as basketball, volleyball, crafts, and more. It is great way to give back to the community and it’s a lot of fun! Sign up at the table as you walk into the Student Center during lunch and dinner hours Jan. 8-9, or through this link. Registration closes Monday, Jan. 15. Email nicole.adair@wartburg.edu with any questions. 
Keep on Learning proposals
The Alumni Office is now requesting Keep on Learning proposals for the 2018-19 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. All are invited to develop a course proposal for consideration. Click here for more information. 
Distance Modality Working Group report 
The Distance Modality Working Group, comprised of faculty and staff, has completed its study of identifying questions and opportunities related to online courses and programs at Wartburg. This work is a result of recommendations from several Focus on the Future task forces. The report can be found on the InfoCenter in President’s Reports under the Focus on the Future section.
Recipes from Home 
Students, faculty, and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2018-19 Mensa menu. Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides, and desserts can be emailed to shelly.geweke@wartburg.edu by Friday, Jan. 26. 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.
Postal rate increase
U.S. Postal Service rates will increase Jan. 21. Stamp prices will increase by 1 cent for postcards, letters, and metered mail. Package, Priority Mail, and Express Mail rates will increase by varying amounts, depending on weight and destination. More information can be found here or by contacting the Mail Center at 352-8263.
Upcoming Events
MLK Day of Service 👐
Jan. 15

MLK Week
Jan. 15-19

KnightTime lunch and learn
Jan. 16

WartburgAlert test
Jan. 18

State of the College Address
Jan. 30

Unified Sports Day
Feb. 10

Dance Marathon FT5K race
March 17

UKnight Day
March 27
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 

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SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Blankets of Love service project 
Blankets of Love, which will be given to youths at Bremwood Residential Treatment Center, will be created during the afternoon on MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 15, in the Chapel Commons. All are welcome.
Upcoming Chapel services

Make a New Year's resolution to join us for Chapel! Weekday services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel; Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. Weekday Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester. This week's schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 15 – No Chapel, MLK Service Day
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 – MLK Chapel with BSU
Oct. 31 Table Talks report 
Several in the campus community have asked for a report summing up the Reformation Table Talks from Oct. 31, 2017. Click here to see a mini-report, including themes of the discussions and comments about the college’s Lutheran Christian identity; more mini-reports will be shared the next few weeks. Direct questions to Ramona Bouzard.
CONGRATULATIONS
 
Congratulations to Conor Simcox, assistant director of admissions, and his wife, Kristen, on the birth of Clara Phyllis on Jan. 5. She joins big sister Nora.
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Wrestling
Friday, Jan. 19, depart at 4 p.m. for IIAC Duals, Storm Lake.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Tuesday, Jan. 16, depart at 10:45 a.m. for Nebraska Wesleyan. Return late Wednesday, Jan. 17.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The wrestling team won its 200th consecutive Iowa Conference dual with a 53-0 victory over Luther College, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The women's basketball team, which boasts 20 Iowa players, is ranked No. 2 in the nation, as reported by CBS 2/Fox 28

Lindy Winterscheidt Zars ’02 talked about her work as director of marketing strategy and communication for VGM & Associates and in the community as part of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier's 20 Under 40 series. 

The wrestling team took second in the NWCA National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind., as reported by the Des Moines Register

The women's basketball team was ranked No. 2 in the d3hoops.com poll, the highest ever for the team, as reported by KCRR

Tony Frank ’81 discussed Colorado State University's presence in the new $1 billion National Western Stock Show expansion as an opportunity to engage K-12 students and help guide them toward higher education, as reported by the Denver Post

A high school injury inspired wrestler Lance Evans ’17 to pursue a biology degree at Wartburg on his way to medical school, all while wrestling at an elite level, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. 

Basketball always has been a central part of Megan ’18, Miranda ’18 and Riley ’21 Murphy's lives. They continue to share this connection at Wartburg, as reported by the Fort Dodge Messenger. 
 
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