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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 16

 
April 16, 2018
New faculty/staff name tags available 
Our name tag vendor recently doubled the price for our orange engraved name tags. Because of this, Marketing & Communication put out bids for new vendors. A small committee of office representatives, who use name tags often, reviewed those bids and a new design. The new name tags, shown here, will be metal with the same magnetic back. They will be available in either the black or white design, and the cost will be $4.50 each, plus shipping. Departments/offices are NOT required to order tags, but all orders from this point forward will be placed with the new vendor. Desk plates, door plates, and holders will also be ordered from the new vendor. More information about ordering will be sent to office coordinators. Direct questions to Joni McDonough, office coordinator for Marketing & Communication. 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Symphony concert rescheduled for Monday
Saturday’s “Stars of Wartburg” symphony concert has been rescheduled for Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. 
Orange emoji “dad” hats
Were you a little jealous when you saw people in their orange emoji “dad” hats on UKnight Day? Want to get your own? Students UKnight is selling the hats for $15 each. The hats are one size fits all and you can pick between black or white. We need a minimum order of 48 hats. Click here to order; the deadline is April 23.
John Myers retirement open house 
A retirement open house for John Myers, director of campus security and safety, to celebrate his years of service to the college, will be Thursday, May 17, 3-4:30 p.m., in the Castle Room. There will be a short program beginning at 4 p.m.
Observance of National Grilled Cheese Day 
The Department of Religion & Philosophy will celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day on Monday, April 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in Grossmann Suite 101.
Juice publishing schedule
There will be no Juice during Tour Week. The next Juice email will be April 30. The deadline to submit items is 4 p.m. Thursday,  April 26.
Mail Center hours 
The Mail Center will be open regular hours during finals and Tour Week, with the possible exception of the afternoon of Wednesday, April 25. Hours that day will depend on staffing, due to the staff retreat. If your department will be closed or have limited open hours for mail delivery during finals, Tour Week, or May Term, contact Kory Figura so we can appropriately adjust the delivery schedule.
Tax returns 
Federal tax returns must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 17, this year to be considered on time. The Mail Center can postmark your return, but it must arrive at the Mail Center PRIOR to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Returns dropped in the mailbox after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday will not receive an April 17 postmark.
Mindfulness meditation in May Term 
Dr. Cynthia Bane, professor of psychology, will teach mindfulness meditation classes for faculty and staff members during May Term. Classes will meet for one hour per week and will be scheduled on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. No prior experience with meditation is necessary. To indicate a day and time preference, respond to the survey at this link. Direct questions to cynthia.bane@wartburg.edu.
VAC May Day of Service 
The VAC will be hosting a May Day of Service on Tuesday, May 15, with a rain date on Wednesday, May 16. Service will include helping plant trees, planting annuals, splitting perennials, mulching, and other outdoor work. There will be two shifts, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. If you would like to participate, sign up here by Friday, May 11. 
Campus landscaping and tree removal
The Landscape and Natural Resource Committee would like to let the campus community know about upcoming work. To prepare the area in the center of Afton Manors for a more natural, sustainable, low-maintenance prairie planting, we must kill all the vegetation. The grounds crew will conduct a controlled spraying of this area, as weather allows. The seed will be planted shortly after. Waverly Utilities needs to remove the four trees east of the Operations & Maintenance Office building that are reaching the electrical lines above. The utility is providing certificates for replacement trees, which will be used to develop a learning area for biology faculty. Direct questions to anne.duncan@wartburg.edu.
Senior art exhibit 

The Wartburg senior art and design students have their art projects in a group exhibition through May 27 in Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Students exhibited are:

  • Michael Benson, graphic design
  • Suwanna Mabangklu, art and graphic design
  • Mlungisi Ncube, art with mathematics major
  • Suusen Ng, art and graphic degisn
  • Makenzie Thorson, graphic design

The gallery is open daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Direct questions to Johanna Kramer-Weston, 319-352-8386.

Camps Policy changes 
The Business Office has recently reviewed and revised its Camps Policy. If your department or organization will be hosting a camp, we strongly encourage you to review the policy in depth. The policy is posted on the Business Office website here. Changes to the policy include procedures for processing:
• Student Employee Wages
• Faculty and Staff Wages
• Vendor and Contracted Labor Payments
Also, as a reminder, the policy outlines the responsibility of the department or organization hosting the camp to work with the vice president for administration to ensure that the camp is insured appropriately. Direct questions about the policy to Tracy Rucker, controller, 352-8238.
STAS meetings 
If you’ve wanted to attend meetings of the Sharing Teaching and Advising Strategies group but schedules wouldn’t allow, consider joining us during May Term or during the summer. All are welcome. The meeting schedule is posted on the STAS myWartburg group page. Contact LeAnn Faidley or Michaeleen Golay to be added to the group.
Call for papers 
Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn., will host the annual Conference of the Association of Lutheran College Faculties on Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday, Sept. 22. More information, including the Call for Papers Form, can be found at this link. Papers from any and all disciplinary perspectives are welcome. Please consider the topics listed on the website a starting place rather than a limitation.
May Term Senate election results
May Term Senate elections concluded Friday night. Students who have been elected are: 
Ashlee Henderson
Courtney Moser
Maddy Carroll
Kimberley Strobel 
Kaylee Micheal
Lexi Retz
Brittany Strause
Devin Eby 
Voter registration
The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding how to register to vote. Directions on how to register to vote can be found here
Weekly security update
Read about the updates in cabling work and door hardware installation. Go to the Security Update on the InfoCenter to read more and see previous reports.
Stress-Free Zone
Wartburg S.A.F.E. (Suicide Awareness for Everyone) will host a Stress-Free Zone on Wednesday, April 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m., on the Campus Lawn. Join us for relaxation, yard games, and dogs! The rain location will be in Chapel Commons. Direct questions to safe@wartburg.edu.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Retirement party for Pastor Ramona
All are welcome to attend a retirement party for Pastor Ramona Bouzard on Monday, April 16, 3:30 p.m., in the Chapel. We will gather to sing PR’s favorite songs and follow up with ice cream sundaes.
Squatch Jam fundraiser 
The Department of Music Therapy will host an evening of live music and karaoke at Sasquatch Jacks on Tuesday, April 17, 7-9 p.m. The Squatch Jam will be a community fundraiser for Bremwood Residential Treatment Center. Suggested $5 donation at the door. Come and celebrate the semester for a good cause! Contact Sammie Hallgren with questions.
Emeritus, tenure and promotion news

At its February meeting, the Board of Regents approved the status of professor emeritus/emerita for:

  • Dr. Josef Breutzmann
  • The Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kleinhans
  • The Rev. Dr. Ramona Bouzard
  • The Rev. Bonita Bock

The board also approved tenure and promotion to associate professor for:

  • Professor Justin Crouse
  • Dr. Andrea Eslick
  • Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa

In addition, Dr. Stephanie Toering Peters has been promoted to full professor. 

Staff retreat April 25

The annual staff retreat will be Wednesday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Heritage Methodist Church, just west of Waverly on Highway 3. This year’s retreat activities include:

  • Lunch and social time.
  • Run, Hide, Fight active shooter training by Kip Ladage, emergency management coordinator for Bremer County, and Jason Leonard from the Waverly Police Department.
  • Prize drawings (must be present to win).

Once the retreat ends, all hourly staff may go home and still record their “normal” time for the day (e.g. 8 hours or 7.75 hours). Salaried staff also may go home. When possible, departments normally starting the day prior to 8 a.m. should adjust their schedule on this day. 

Tour Week dining hours
Click here to see the dining hours during Tour Week. The final meal in Mensa before break will be lunch on Friday, April 20, and dinner on Sunday, April 29, will be the first meal in Mensa at the start of May Term.
Student media leaders

2018-19 Journalism & Communication student media leaders are:

  • Megan Stephenson, Trumpet editor-in-chief
  • Bendita DosSantos Carmo, Trumpet Online
  • Ryley Seymour, KWAR station manager
  • Taylor Webb, Knight Vision news manager
  • McKenzie Kielman, Tower Agency CEO
  • Katie Kreis, PRSSA president
Summer storage for out-of-state students 
The Student Life Office is piloting a summer storage program for returning out-of-state students. Many of these students have difficulty transporting large items home over the summer or must pay high self-storage fees at local facilities. If you have extra room in your home or garage and would be willing to store items for a few of our students, email Jennifer Onuigbo or stop by Student Life for more information.
CONDOLENCES
 
Professor emerita Janice E. Wade, 80, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, April 10, at her home in Waverly from a rare unknown neurological disorder. She was Music Director and Conductor of the Wartburg Community Symphony from 1987 to 2011. Memorial services and a memorial concert tribute by the Des Moines Community Orchestra will be held at a future date. Click here for the obituary. 
Upcoming Events

Pastor Ramona Bouzard retirement party
April 16

National Grilled Cheese Day
April 16

Wartburg Community Symphony concert
April 16

Squatch Jam fundraiser
April 17

Staff retreat
April 25

May Term begins
April 30

Milestones event
May 25

John Myers retirement open house
May 17

Commencement
May 27

Summer hours begin
May 29
 
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
 
Chapel services conclude, Sanctuary continues
Sunday Worship and Weekday Chapel have concluded for the semester. Wednesday Night Sanctuary will continue through May Term. 
Looking ahead to 2018-19
Anyone interested in choosing scripture or hymns or sharing a message in 2018-19 should contact Pam Moss

Students who are interested in serving as an assisting minister in 2018-19 should contact Pam Moss
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Todd Coleman, assistant vice president for admissions, has been selected to serve on the Hobson’s Intersect Higher Education Advisory Board. The members offer insight into higher education trends and issues in addition to product evaluation. Hobson’s is a provider of secondary and higher education products that assist students in career and college engagement. Coleman also will serve as the admissions representative on an NCAA Athletic Recruitment Panel on Monday, April 16, at Dowling High School in West Des Moines. The focus will be to prepare students and families for the various types of institutions and recruitment advice for each. In addition, Coleman recently completed serving as chair for the 2018 Waverly Chamber Project Lead class, which will graduate May 6 at Wartburg. There were 16 participants in this year’s class, including Chris Knudson, director of marketing & communication, and Katie Wyman, admissions counselor.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Wartburg College has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in the organization’s most recent round of funding. The two-phase grant, valued at $165,276, will allow the college to create an online catalog of the more than 28,000 audiovisual items in the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, which is owned by and housed at the college.

The Department of Religion and Philosophy will induct Allison Maybee, Sierra Mastin, Alexis Swain, Kathryn Linthicum, and Alisha Ungs into the Alpha Epsilon Theta Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa on Tuesday, April 17.  

Civil rights leader F.D. Reese, who was awarded an honorary degree from the college in 2006, died April 5 in Atlanta, as reported by the Montgomery Advertiser. 

Wartburg students Sulibeth Velez, Hunter Baldus, Grace Byram, Alexies Esotto, and Jacob Hodge competed as finalists in the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center Values and Ventures
 Business Plan Competition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, April 6 and 7. The team developed its business plan under the guidance of Dr. Allan Bernard, professor of business administration, and was sponsored by Wartburg graduate Michael Murphy ’89.

Student Angeline Neo ’20 is exhibiting the painting A Sense of Place in the ArtHaus Emerging Artist Exhibition in Decorah. The exhibition features 30 juried student works from the tri-state area and is installed from April 6-May 19. 

Joe Johnson ’81 was named president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, as reported by Iowa Ag Connection.

Caitlin Hanson ’17 and Kyle Harms ’15  led their respective jazz choirs to first place finishes at state championships, as reported by the  Sioux City Journal
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