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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Feb. 19

 
Feb. 19, 2018
Campus security update
The college is moving forward with plans to install locks on all bathroom entrances that are shared by floor mates. You can learn more about this project and other proposed security projects under the “Security Measures” header on the Student Life page on the InfoCenter. Moving forward, we will use The Juice to keep you informed on updates to that website and expected next steps. You can directly access the page and our first update here
BIG Dream Gathering on Tuesday
Have you ever wanted to do something but weren’t sure of the first step to take? Doing something new can bring out all kinds of insecurities, doubts, and questions. The BIG Dream Gathering, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:15-8 p.m., in the ballrooms (come for all or part of the event), will be a fun and inspiring event that will help you get clear on your dreams and goals, and give you the boost you need to make them a reality. The keynote speaker will be BDG’s co-founder, Mitch Matthews, and the first people to arrive will receive a FREE copy of his best-selling book, IGNITE.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Juice announcement reminders
Please send all Juice announcements to juice@wartburg.edu. This will help ensure that we don’t miss your event. Also, to help eliminate confusion, when submitting a Juice announcement, be sure to indicate in which version you would like it to run: Faculty/Staff, Students, or Both. The deadline to submit items for The Juice is 4 p.m. Thursday. If you send an announcement after that time, we can’t guarantee that it will be included in the next Monday’s Juice.
Diversity and Inclusion website updated
The college continues to work to make Wartburg a more inclusive community, and one small step we have taken is to update the Diversity and Inclusion website to ensure that all are aware of the work being done behind the scenes and the resources available to students, faculty, and staff interested in enhancing inclusivity on our campus. For more information about how to get involved, contact Student Life at 319-352-8260. In addition to the work already being done, a campus climate survey centered on impressions and experiences with diversity and inclusion is expected to be conducted before the end of the academic year.
Community Response website goes live
The Community Response Team was assembled at the beginning of this academic year to ensure meaningful and transparent responses to incidents of bias that impact the campus community. Since then, the team has met regularly to discuss its charge as well as recent events that threatened our campus culture. In an effort to be more transparent, this website will be updated as needed to reflect how these incidents are being handled by the college. To ensure that the college is doing all it can to make Wartburg a safe and inclusive community for all, the Community Response Team encourages all students, faculty, and staff to report incidents of bias impacting a Warburg community member to Campus Security.
RecycleMania is here! 
Wartburg is participating in RecycleMania, an eight-week nationwide recycling competition. During the competition, participating schools are required to track all landfill-bound waste and diverted materials that go out of their campus. Activities are also planned on campus to help inform students about sustainable living. To help Wartburg be successful, the Sustainability Office encourages students and staff to properly recycle. For more information, please visit “Wartburg Sustainability” on social media. 
New benefit for part-time employees
A new benefit is now available to part-time employees. The Personal Advisory Committee has worked with Human Resources to enhance our Employee Assistance Program benefit to allow part-time employees access to Unity Point EAP for FREE, confidential, short-term counseling needs that may include: job stress, depression or anxiety, family or marital conflicts, alcohol or drug abuse, grief and loss issues, parenting issues, and financial problems. Contact Unity Point EAP, 319-235-HELP or 319-235-3550. More information can be found here
#TAGDay2018
Members of Students UKnight have placed tags around campus to raise awareness of the impact our donors have at Wartburg. Tags include various buildings, equipment, art, rooms, etc. that have been made possible by donations from alumni, parents, friends, faculty/staff and students. Students who have received a donor-funded scholarship will receive a special tag to wear on Wednesday as a sign of gratitude for their donors. Share how these gifts make Wartburg worth it to you by using #TAGDay2018. Contact tony.smith@wartburg.edu for more information.
Casual for the Kids 
Support Dance Marathon by dressing casual for the week before the big WCDM event (March 19-23). Donate $20 to wear jeans for the whole week. Money will be collected by dance marathon participants March 12-16. Cash or credit will be accepted. Participants will receive a button to wear during the week.
Updated tax tables could affect paychecks 
The college has received updated tax tables for 2018. Faculty and staff could see a change in their net pay in their February paychecks. Direct questions to Human Resources.
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker will be Ronald Johnson, executive in residence, Department of Journalism & Communication. The title of his talk is Some OLYMPIC Musings on the Babble of Communication.
Career Expo on Feb. 27
Looking for an internship or post-grad job, maybe admission to graduate/professional school? The Career Expo is one of the many ways Wartburg helps students with post-grad plans. It is intended for all majors and all class years as a way to make connections with real businesses, organizations, and graduate/professional schools. Some tables may even have applications with them, so dress to impress, bring a resume, and be prepared! If you need resume help, stop by Pathways, LIB 314. The Expo will be Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., in The W’s Hall of Champions. For more information and a list of attendees, click here
UNI professor to receive Graven Award 
Gloria Kirkland Holmes, associate professor of early childhood education at the University of Northern Iowa, will receive Wartburg’s annual Graven Award on Tuesday, March 13, 11:30 a.m., in the Chapel. All are welcome. The Graven Award is presented annually to a person whose life is nurtured and guided by a strong sense of Christian calling and who is making a significant contribution to community, church, and society. It is named for the late Judge Henry N. and Helen Graven, natives of Greene, whose lives reflected those same commitments. 
Student Summer Research Fellowships
Applications for Wartburg 2018 Student Summer Research Fellowships are now available. For more information, click here. The deadline is Monday, March 19. Proposals are reviewed by a panel of faculty members. Students can major in any department.  Applications require authorship by the proposing student and a letter of support by the sponsoring faculty member. Fellowship award may include student stipend, research supplies or equipment, or travel for research. Limit $3,000 per student. Research conducted in credit courses is not eligible. 
McElroy Student/Faculty Research Award
Applications for a 2018-19 R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Award are now available. The application deadline is March 19. Maximum award is $2,000. For more information, click here
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
FCA sponsors MAZE event 
Join Wartburg’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes for its free MAZE event Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. The MAZE has been bewildering audiences around the world for the past decade with its innovative approach to entertainment. For more information on The MAZE, click here.
Report from Reformation Table Talk
Several in the campus community have asked for a report summing up the Reformation Table Talks from Oct. 31, 2017. Small groups spent 2½ 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 third mini-report. You will also find previous mini-reports here. Direct questions to Ramona Bouzard.
Wednesdays during Lent
The Christian church year season of Lent sets aside the six weeks prior to Easter as a season of reflection, repentance, and rejuvenation. This year’s observance is from Feb. 14-March 31. During the Wednesdays of Lent, college administrative offices, as well as the Den and the Konditorei, will close during Wednesday Weekday chapel time, 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. (The W, Zesty Orange, Security Office, Information Desk, and Mensa will remain open). This provides time for faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Lenten chapels or take a break from meetings, lessons, and daily work. Please note that food ordered through GET will be available as soon as the stores open, including board plan meal transfers.
TIAA live webinars 
Keep your financial goals on track with TIAA’s live webinars. View February’s upcoming webinars here. View March’s upcoming webinars here. Register at www.tiaa.org/webinars.
State of the College address
The Jan. 30 State of the College address is posted on the InfoCenter under President’s Reports.
Mill Race executive director to speak
PRSSA is hosting Danny Laudick, co-founder and executive director of Mill Race Coworking & Cooperation, to speak Monday, March 19, 7-8 p.m., in SC 134. Mill Race provides a space for entrepreneurs, businesses and corporate offices to work in Cedar Falls. Danny will be speaking on how he got into the entrepreneurial lifestyle, his relationship with Wartburg and what new opportunities his company wants to bring to students. For more information, email prssa@wartburg.edu.
Love to Color contest at Wartburg Store
The Wartburg Store is hosting a coloring contest through Wednesday, Feb. 28. Pick up a coloring page, complete and return to the store to receive a coupon for 20 percent off one item. Coloring pages will be on display in the store window all month long. A winner, chosen March 1, will receive a hammered metal travel mug worth $26.
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Track & Field
Thursday, Feb. 22, depart at 6 a.m. for IIAC Championships, Pella
Friday, Feb. 23, depart at 6 a.m. for IIAC Championships, Pella

Men’s and Women’s Basketball
IIAC Championships: Tuesday, Feb. 20; Thursday, Feb. 22; Saturday, Feb. 24

Wrestling
Friday, Feb. 23, depart at 4 p.m. for NCAA Regionals, Dubuque
Upcoming Events

BIG Dream Gathering
Feb. 20

FCA MAZE event
Feb. 21

Phil & Lit Society
Feb. 23

Career Expo
Feb. 27

Graven Award address
March 13

Dance Marathon FT5K race
March 17

Leadership and Service Award ceremony
March 17

Mill Race speaker
March 19

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
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. Here's the schedule for the week:
  • Monday, Feb. 19 – Stephanie Boeding ’99, editor and email marketing manager for Marketing & Communication
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom, Resistance to Anxiety, Exodus 32:1-6
  • Friday, Feb. 23 – Josh Feirer ’18
  • Sunday, Feb. 25 – Pastor Ramona Bouzard

There will be no Sunday Worship Services or Chapel during Winter Break, March 4-11.   

Lenten Chapels on Wednesdays 
Sabbath as Resistance will be the Lenten Chapel Series during Wednesday chapels, Feb. 14-March 28. Gather from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. in the chapel for this brief time of “Sabbath” as we listen for God’s call to our community and in our personal lives. (Themes are taken from Walter Brueggemann’s Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Westminster John Knox, 2014.)
  • Feb. 21: Resistance to Anxiety, Exodus 32:1-6
  • Feb. 28: Resistance to Exclusivism, Isaiah 56:1-8
  • March 14: Resistance to Coercion, Deuteronomy 15:1-2, 7-11
  • March 21: Resistance to Multitasking, Amos 8:4-8
  • Holy Week, March 28: Resistance to Craving and Violent Action, Mark 14:43-50
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.
CONDOLENCES
 
Condolences to Todd Vandenbark, information literacy and technology librarian, on the death of his father, Richard Vandenbark, Feb. 6, in Barrington, Ill. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Chicago area.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Former Linn-Mar preps Katie Sommer ’18, Kristie Sommer ’18, and Aryn Jones ’18 have been cornerstones of the women's basketball team for four years and this year helped lead them to an undefeated season, as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette

The wrestling team earned its 26th consecutive Iowa Conference title, as reported by KWWL and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Rachelle Karstens ’92 was named interim president of Briar Cliff University

Stacey Snyder ’86, a teacher at Orange Elementary School in Waterloo, received the IOWA STEM Teacher Award sponsored by the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and Kemin Industries, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.
 
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