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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Jan. 22

 
Jan. 22, 2018
Speak at TEDxWartburgCollege event 
Have you always wanted to give a TEDx talk? Now’s your chance! Apply to speak at the inaugural TEDxWartburgCollege event April 7. Click here to submit your idea that is Embracing the Future before Friday, Jan. 26, for a chance to be selected.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Wartburg Store winter sale 
On these cold winter days, stop by The Wartburg Store for hot deals! Hundreds of items have been marked down 30 percent to make room for spring apparel, including select Nike, Under Armour, Champion, and more. Also, get 25 percent off select Hydro Flasks in our retiring colors Look for the Winter Sale signs throughout the store.
Title IX training deadline
All full-time and part-time faculty and staff members are required to complete a Title IX course. An email has been sent to all employees with login instructions. The course is active and MUST be completed no later than Wednesday, Jan. 31. Please use Google Chrome to complete the training. Direct any questions to Karen Thalacker, Jamie Hollaway, or Erica Sadler.
Blood drive Thursday
The VAC will sponsor a blood drive Thursday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. The VAC will be tabling in the Student Center on Jan. 23 and 24 if you would like to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred. Those who donate will receive a T-shirt. The VAC is also in need of volunteers to help the day of the drive. If you would like to volunteer, email vac@wartburg.edu.
Sociology Club speaker 
Randy Van Gent, a former agent for the FBI and current victim/witness coordinator for the Bremer County Courthouse, will talk about his employment history and experience as well as his educational background Thursday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., in Buckmaster (WBC 214). Wartburg’s Sociology Club is sponsoring the event, and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. 
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. Dr. Kyle A. Schenkewitz, visiting assistant professor of religion and philosophy, will be the speaker. The title of his talk is Shifting Empires: Seventh-Century Christians Facing the Arab Conquest.
Leadership and Service Awards 
Leadership and Service Awards nomination forms are now available and due by Friday, Feb. 9. Click here to nominate someone you know for one or more of the following awards:
• Nobility Award
• Debbie Heida Award
• Outstanding Organization
• Outstanding International Senior
• Dell Awards for Peace and Justice
• Dell Awards for Peace and Justice: Peacemaker
• Outstanding Organization Service Award
• Outstanding Organization Adviser Award
• Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
• John O. Chellevold Outstanding Staff Award
• Outstanding Academic Adviser
The awards ceremony will be Saturday, March 17, 1 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum, with a reception to follow. Direct questions to lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu.
Upcoming PAC meeting 
The Personnel Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet Thursday, Jan. 25, at 1:30 p.m. in LH 118. The agenda includes:
• Funeral leave
• Performance appraisal process review
• Staff retreat
• Open forum
The group’s next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 22. Click here to see a list of PAC members and to access meeting minutes.
Next issue of Trumpet Magazine
The next issue of Trumpet Magazine will be out Wednesday, Jan. 24. Click here to see the new issue later this week and to see previous issues. The new issue will feature stories about Todd Greer and Dr. Bill Withers.
HealthPartners Lunch & Learn 
For those of you who missed the HealthPartners Lunch & Learn to review online and mobile account set up, the PowerPoint is available here. Please be aware that due to privacy laws, only limited claim information will be available on any dependent if they are over the age of 13. To view full details, a separate account must be set up in their name. If you need assistance setting up an account, contact Amy Wilson at 352-8278.
Early alert system 
As faculty and staff begin to work with students this winter, remember the early alert system – a quick way to share concerns via the InfoCenter. Use the system early in a given situation, not necessarily early in the term.
A concern can be regarding:
1. Academic performance (attendance, work submission, failed exam, etc.).
2. Physical and mental well-being.
3. Financial situation (can’t afford textbooks, etc.).
4. Social network.
5. Anything else that is preventing the student from thriving.

You can submit an early alert by going to info.wartburg.edu. Click on "Early Alert" under InfoCenter Quick Links, or click here. Complete the form and submit. A response to the situation will be facilitated (this may include reaching out to advisers, coaches, residence hall directors, and of course, the student.) You will receive notices as your alert moves through the system. Direct questions to Jette Irgens.
Assessment Management System demo, round 2
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. The second vendor (of three), Chalk & Wire, will be on campus Thursday, Jan. 25. Interested faculty and staff can attend the open session from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the McCoy rooms. The AMS Working Group will solicit your feedback as part of its recommendation to the president and his cabinet. If you have any questions, contact Dan Walther.
Wellness education on YouTube channel
Waverly Health Center’s wellness education YouTube channel is available to all Wartburg faculty, staff, and spouses, providing a variety of information to improve your health and wellness. Examples include information about healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, self-care, and other seasonal health and wellness topics. Check back frequently for new information or subscribe to the channel to be notified when something new is added.
Education Table Talk rescheduled
The table talk with Dr. Rick Snyder on Reforming Education: How Might Reformation Thinking Inform K-12 Educational Change Today? has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in McCoy West. Bring your own lunch with you, or lunch is provided for attendees if you order in the Den prior to the meeting and sign the sheet at the cashier. All are welcome to attend. Contact slcm.office@wartburg.edu with questions.
Faculty Development Funds for Travel
The following faculty received Faculty Development Funds for Travel (Scholarship) in fall 2017:
Dr. Kit Kleinhans, to present “Nevertheless, She Persisted”: Protestant Women’s Voices Then and Now at the Lutheran Women in Theological and Religious Studies conference in Boston, Nov. 16-18.
Dr. Richard Snyder, to present Teacher Voice in the Local Context: Identifying Themes that Sustain Passion and Commitment at the Midwestern Educational Research Association in Evanston, Ill., Oct. 18-21.
Dr. Tamrat Gashaw and Eric Sommermeyer, to present Capital Flight: Empirical Evidence from SSA and MENA Countries at the Missouri Valley Economic Association in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 26-28.
Dr. Terry Lindell, to present Captain as Correspondent: Letters Home from the Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, 1862-1864 at the Northern Great Plains History Conference in Grand Forks, N.D., Oct. 4-8.
Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, to present A Buddhist Fascination with Islamic Mysticism: In Case of Toshikhiko Izutsu and Ibn Arabi at the American Academy of Religions Annual Conference in Boston, Nov. 17-21.
Dr. Michael Bechtel, to present Biophilia and its Impact on Achievement, Academic Retention, and Intrinsic Motivation in Students at the Hawaii International Conference on Education in Honolulu, Jan. 4-7.

The following faculty received Faculty Development Funds for Travel (Service & Development) in fall 2017:
Dr. Paula Survilla, to present Interpreting American Culture, Media and Public Opinion in the Trump Era: An Unprecedented Complexity at The Trump Presidency: Challenges and Perspectives, in Toulouse, France, Nov. 8-10.
Dr. Patricia Storlie, to attend the Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole, Mass., Sept. 10-14.
Dr. Daniel Walther, Dr. Tamrat Gashaw, and Dr. Michaeleen Golay, to attend the Assessment Institute at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Oct. 22-24.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Dance Marathon FT5K race link
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. To register, click here.
Upcoming Events

VAC blood drive
Jan. 25

Sociology Club speaker
Jan. 25

Phil & Lit Society
Jan. 26

TEDx submission deadline
Jan. 26

State of the College Address
Jan. 30

Title IX training deadline
Jan. 31

Education Table Talk
Feb. 1

Leadership and Service Award nominations due
Feb. 9

Unified Sports Day
Feb. 10

Dance Marathon FT5K race
March 17

Leadership and Service Award ceremony
March 17

UKnight Day
March 27
 
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. The Juice reserves the right to edit items for length and readability.

 
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
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. 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. 22 – Eric Sommermeyer, assistant professor of accounting
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom
  • Friday, Jan. 26 – Naomi Alene ’18
  • Sunday, Jan. 28 – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Monday, Jan. 29 – LeAnn Faidley, associate professor of engineering science
     
Youth group leader opening in Waverly
Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly seeks a person to lead their high school youth group during the school year. Responsibilities include leading Wednesday night youth group, assisting with special group events, and mission projects. The leader will also be expected to attend one worship service a week and Sunday School. Position is 10 hours/week and candidates must be at least 20 years old. To apply, send a resume, references, and contact information to Ross Helgevold at triumc@gmail.com. The application deadline is Monday, Jan 29.
Second report for Oct. 31 Table Talks
Several in the campus community have asked for a report summing up the Reformation Table Talks from Oct. 31, 2017. Small groups spent 2 ½ hours discussing 21 different questions about Wartburg’s mission and its focus on faith and learning, and on the future of Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry. Click here to see the second mini-report. You will also find previous mini-reports here, and more mini-reports will be shared the next few weeks. Direct questions to Ramona Bouzard.
Seminary samplers 
Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago will offer three upcoming Seminary Samplers, scheduled for Feb. 24-26, March 19, and April 18. This is a time to meet current faculty and students, sit in on classes, and continue to discern how God is calling you into the world. For more information, go to www.lstc.edu/admissions.
CONGRATULATIONS
 
Congratulations to Ashley McHose, information literacy and user experience librarian, and her husband, Will LeFevre, on the birth of Tess on Dec. 18.

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.
 
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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