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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Sept. 10

 
Sept. 10, 2018
Wartburg CHATS forum Tuesday
All students, staff and faculty are invited to join Dean Dan Kittle and the Student Life staff for Wartburg CHATS at noon Tuesday, Sept. 11. CHATS stands for Conversation, Help, Acceptance, Togetherness and Support. It is a safe and respectful open forum where any topic is up for discussion. CHATS will be held in the St. Elizabeth Room, second floor of Saemann Student Center; feel free to bring your lunch and join in the conversation. Contact Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life with any questions.
 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Cash and carry sale for surplus items
Wartburg College will be selling surplus assets located at Windy Acres, on the corner of 12th Street NW and 7th Avenue NW, and Players Theater, off the roundabout at Wartburg Boulevard, on Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-noon. This will be a cash and carry sale, open to the public, with items needing to be removed immediately. Following the cash and carry sale some reserved items and remaining inventory will be sold through a public website. Those items can be found on the Wartburg Public Surplus website. All terms and conditions with public surplus would apply. Please email Todd.parsons@wartburg.edu or call Ext. 8367 for details. 
TAG SALE REMINDER: On Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., these locations will be open to faculty and staff only, who may tag items needed for their work spaces. This is only to tag items to use for Wartburg business. Due to staff availability this is the only time departments can come tag items. Items not tagged will be priced and sold through various public sale options (see above). Items available in storage include desks, file cabinets, chairs, shelves and garbage cans. Please email Todd Parsons or call Ext. 8367 for details. 
Walking taco special at the Zesty Orange
The Zesty Orange in The W will be offering a special deal of a walking taco and a pop for $6 on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and see us! Follow us on Twitter for more specials: @TheZesty2
New director of Campus Security and Safety, Student Life open house
The Office of Student Life is pleased to announce Jay Tommasin as the new Director of Campus Security and Safety. In addition, the Residential Life staff has welcomed two new Area Coordinators: Julleon Garrison, AC for Clinton and Founders and Academic Support Coordinator, and Derek Deeney, AC for the Complex and the Residence and Service Learning Coordinator.

There will be an open house in the Student Life Office on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., for faculty and staff to meet and welcome our newest colleagues. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Student Life team.
Kastle Kapers auditions
It's your time to shine, Knights! Auditions for Kastle Kapers, the annual Homecoming variety show, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 26. From funny to interesting acts, riding a unicycle to dancing, singing a duet to a lip-sync battle, all acts are encouraged to participate! Audition signups and forms can be found at the Info Desk. Contact Jenna Brannaman with questions.
Phil and Lit Society meets Friday
The next speaker for the Phil and Lit Society is Peter Gruttner, visiting from the Center for Teacher Education at Martin Luther University in Halle, Germany. The title of his presentation is “Instructional Trends at Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany.” Then he will have a discussion about trends and methods in classrooms here at Wartburg. He will be speaking at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in McCoy West of the Saemann Student Center. Refreshments will be provided.  
Community Response website
The Community Response Team was assembled at the beginning of the last academic year to ensure meaningful and transparent responses to incidents that impact the campus community. 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 or any member of the Community Response Team.   
MCSP Seminar Series
The Math, Computer Science & Physics (MCSP) Department Seminar Series features presentations by students, faculty, alumni, and other speakers on subjects related to the various disciplines in the MCSP Department. The first seminar of the year will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 134 of the Science Center. Dr. Brian Birgen, professor of mathematics, will discuss his upcoming May Term course, including the logistics of the travel course as well as some of the main themes. All are invited. Refreshments will be provided.
Printing cost update
As previously announced for the 2018-19 fiscal year, as of Sept. 1 printing prices in the Digital Print Center and on-campus copiers have increased between 1 and 5 cents per copy. A table of the changes can be found here on the Business Office website. The click charges (copier charge per side of the paper) are as follows: 7 cents per side BW (hasn’t changed), 29 cents per side color. 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 Lori Poehler.
Award-winning translator to speak at MBK Symposium
Aron Aji, director of MFA in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa, will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the annual Michaelson, Briner & Kildahl Literary Symposium at Wartburg College. Aji will present on “Found in Translation: Listening to the World’s Voices” at 11:30 a.m. in McCaskey Lyceum in the Saemann Student Center. The symposium is presented by the Harry and Polly Slife Professorship in Humanities and co-sponsored by Vogel Library, the Wartburg Scholars Program and the Franklin I. and Irene Saemann Chair in World Communities. The event is free and open to the public. Click here for details.
TIAA live workshop
TIAA is offering a live workshop titled "The Starting Line" on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Saemann Student Center Ballrooms. Click here to register. For questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator, at ext. 8278.
 
Summer reports available on Info Center
The 2017-18 Summer Enrollment and Graduation Reports are now available on the Info Center
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
All-American Rejects tickets
Tickets are now available for the public for the All-American Rejects concert at Wartburg on Sunday, Oct. 7. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Levick Arena featuring singer Keelan Donovan as the opening act. Doors open at 7 p.m. Click here to order tickets for $20 each. All seats are general admission. 
Maintenance requests
All non-emergency maintenance work order requests should be submitted electronically through the InfoCenter. Click the Maintenance link on the front page of the InfoCenter. Click the Submit Service Request link on the left side of the page. Provide the location of the service requested using a dropdown menu. Leave all pertinent information regarding the issue in the dialog box provided. A photo also may be uploaded if needed. Once the request has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email to your wartburg.edu address. Another email will be sent when the service has been completed. All emergency situations (e.g. water leaking or a fire or safety hazard) should be reported immediately to Maintenance & Operations or Security. If you experience difficulties requesting service, please contact the Physical Plant at 319-352-8318.
Websites to bookmark
Please bookmark the following websites so you can find the information you are looking for in the most efficient manner:
www.Wartburg.edu: This website is primarily for external audiences (prospective students, alumni, donors, and community). This website is a great resource for general information about the college and programs, but Info.Wartburg.edu (below) is where you will find more specific information. 
Info.Wartburg.edu: This intranet is for the on-campus community (staff, faculty, and current students). This website features links for KnightTime, The Wartburg Store, email, campus events, dining menus, employment/benefit information, Academic Affairs, academic catalog and calendars, Study Abroad Office, Wartburg West, Undergraduate Research, Safety & Security, ITS, Registrar, Sustainability, Pathways, Student Life Offices/Policies, and much more.
My.Wartburg.edu: This learning management system is for faculty and current students. This website is where you will find all your course information, resources for faculty, and where students register for classes.
Be a Service Trip adviser this year
If you are interested in being an adviser for ANY Service Trip this year during Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, or Tour Week break, please fill out this short Google Form to express interest. Contact Will McDonald with questions. 
Volunteer for Scholarship Day Luncheons
The Admissions Office is looking for faculty and staff members to host tables of prospective students and their families during our Scholarship Day luncheons. There are four dates this year: Sunday, Oct. 7; Sunday, Nov. 11; Sunday, Jan. 20; and Sunday, Feb. 17. The luncheons begin at noon and conclude around 1:30 p.m. If you are interested in hosting, please email Mallory.luensmann@wartburg.edu with the dates you are interested in.
State of College address posted online
The State of College address from Aug. 21 has been posted in InfoCenter under President’s Reports.
SPIRITUAL LIFE
& CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
This week's Chapel service schedule

Weekday Chapel 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. Upcoming speakers:

  • Monday, Sept. 10 - Dr. Dan Kittle, Dean of Students
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Father David Ambrosy, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Waverly
  • Friday, Sept. 14 - Dragoslava Barzut '19
Discover worship options at church fair 
All are invited to Wartburg’s church fair Wednesday, Sept. 19. Representatives from area churches will be here for chapel that day and will have tables set up on the first floor of the Saeman Student Center near The Wartburg Store after chapel until 1 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and create intergenerational connections in the community. 
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Men’s Soccer
Tuesday, Sept. 11: JV Men’s Soccer departs at 1:45 PM to ISU
 
Men’s Golf
Thursday, Sept. 13: depart at 11:30 a.m. to Midwest Region Classic, Galena, IL
 
Cross Country
Friday, Sept. 14: depart at 10:30 a.m. to Peoria, IL
 
Men’s Soccer
Friday, Sept. 14: depart at 10 a.m. to Washington University/Westminster College
 
Women’s Tennis
Tuesday, Sept. 11: depart at 1 p.m. to Coe.
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals):
Julleon Garrison, Area Coordinator and Academic Support Coordinator, 8/1
Douglas Schumacher, BECS Lab Coordinator, 8/1
Mary Tyrrell, Cashier and Dining Assistant, 8/2
Alex Dolly, Assistant Wrestling Coach, 8/6
Patrick Lashbrook, General Maintenance Staff, 8/13
Beth Sinnwell, Office Coordinator for Marketing & Communication & ITS, 8/20
Jordan Rutherford, Groundskeeper, 8/27
 
FAREWELL (Departures and retirements):
Ashley McHose, Information Literacy and User Experience Librarian, 8/8
Staci Bravender, Cleaning Staff, 8/15
Ruth Tibbott, Dining Services, Checker, 8/28
Melanie Harms Espeland, Associate Professor of Music, 8/31
Tamrat Gashaw, Assistant Professor of Economics, 8/31
Erika Lindgren, Associate Professor in History, 8/31
Emmalinde Roelofse, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, 8/31
Ryan Pautsch, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Administration, 8/31
Ramona Bouzard, Emeritus Dean of the Chapel, 8/31 (retired)
Josef Breutzmann, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science, 8/31 (retired; returning as adjunct)
Bonita Bock, Emeritus Co-Director of Wartburg West, 8/31 (retired; returning as adjunct)
Cliff Brockman, Emeritus Associate Professor of Journalism & Communication, 8/31 (retired)
 
POSITION/TITLE CHANGES:
Mel Gonnerman, previously Associate Director of Recruitment Services, currently Assistant Professor of Business Administration, 8/1
Jennifer Onuigbo, Student Life Office Coordinator (part-time to full-time), 8/13
Upcoming Events

Surplus item tag sale
Sept. 11

Wartburg CHATS forum
Sept. 11

Surplus item cash
and carry sale

Sept. 14

MBK Symposium
Sept. 18

Area church fair on campus
Sept. 19

Kastle Kapers auditions
Sept. 25-26

Presidential Forums
Sept. 27, Oct. 30, Dec. 4

Student Life open house
Oct. 3

All-American Rejects
concert

Oct. 7

Scholarship Days
Oct. 7, Nov. 11, Jan. 20, Feb. 17

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 18-21
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Kristin Wendland, visiting assistant professor of religion, and Dr. Caryn Riswold, professor of religion, attended the recent Convocation of Teaching Theologians of the ELCA. The annual gathering was held July 30-Aug. 1 at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Riswold serves on the Steering Committee for the Association of Teaching Theologians responsible for planning the conference, whose theme this year was Teaching and Learning at the Intersection of Science, Business, and Religion.

Dr. Walter (Chip) Bouzard, professor of religion, published “God’s World and God’s People (Genesis),” in Augsburg Adult Bible Study, vol. 51, no. 4 (September 2018). The publication includes a participant’s book and a leader’s guide.

Derek Solheim, Pathways Center director, presented to faculty and staff participating in a NetVUE-funded summer retreat entitled “Pathways: Helping Students Explore Purpose” at Waynesburg University on Aug. 8 in Waynesburg, Penn. His presentation was titled “Growing a Campus Culture of Vocation” and highlighted the various vocational discernment activities the college has implemented as a result of the Lilly Grant.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Mark Adkins ’90 will chair the College Sports Information Directors of America U Committee, an initiative to reach out to future generations of college sports information professionals, as reported by the Times Union

The football team, led by quaterback Matt Sacia ’19, is looking for another winning season, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The volleyball team was picked to win the American Rivers Conference in a preseason poll of coaches, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Rachelle Karstens ’92 was named the 11th president of Briar Cliff University, as reported by the Sioux City Journal.
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 on the Info Center.

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