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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Sept. 24

 
Sept. 24, 2018
HOMECOMING HAPPENINGS

Parade and Renaissance Faire
Groups and organizations of all types are invited to walk, ride, or dance during the Homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 20. Be creative! Cash prizes for first- ($500), second- ($300), and third-place ($150) entries will be given to Wartburg student organizations. Groups can show Wartburg spirit by setting up a booth at the Renaissance Faire on Saturday, Oct. 20! A $25 fee will be applied to your organization's campus account; we will supply your group with one or two tables. Click here to register for both by Thursday, Oct. 11.

Parade supplies available
Parade supplies are available free of charge for student organizations to create parade entries. Items include window paint, vehicle decorations, hayrack supplies, candy and more. Personalized banners will also be provided for interested organizations. All items will be stored for reuse for future Homecoming & Family Weekend celebrations. Email the Homecoming Committee for more information.

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, dancing, singing a duet or a lip-sync battle, all acts are encouraged to participate. Audition signups and forms can be found at the Information Desk. Contact Destany Himshoot with questions.

Homecoming Court announced
Congratulations to the following seniors who were voted as this year’s Homecoming Court. The student body will vote for Homecoming King and Queen soon, so watch your inbox for voting instructions.
 
  King candidates:
Nick Arp
Mark Fakler
Connor Frerichs
Seth Jobes-Ryan
Matthew Sacia
  Queen candidates:
Nicole Adair
Madison Bloker
Ashlee Henderson
Madisen Hinegardner
Abby Klug 

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
'Say What!?' diversity and inclusion training
Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend “Say What!?” diversity training, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3:35 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum. This is a program that utilizes research from psychology and adult learning theory mixed with real-world discussion to have an up-front and frank conversation about how to create an inclusive culture where everyone loves to work, study and prepare for the professional environment. First-year students will have the same program, geared toward them, as part of the IS 101 curriculum.
Fall 2018 enrollment reports 
New full-time and transfer student enrollment has increased from last year’s enrollment. While new students entering Wartburg straight from high school show a decline in some of the academic profile indicators compared with last year, the grade point average has remained strong at 3.55. The Fall 2018 Enrollment Reports are now available on the Info Center.
Cash bags for Renaissance Fair booths
If your student organization will have a booth at Ren Faire on Oct. 20 and will need a cash bag for change, the deadline is noon Tuesday, Oct. 9. Requests turned in after this date will not be honored. A payment voucher form must be filled out with the amount and denominations needed. This form can be found on the InfoCenter website in the Business Office section under “Forms.” Please make sure your advisor signs the form. Completed forms should be turned in to Sherri Mennenga in the Business Office. Bags will be ready for pick up on Friday, Oct. 19.
Wartburg items on public surplus website
Wartburg College still has some remaining items live for bidding on the public surplus website. If interested, please click here.
Vogel Library third floor reserved
The third floor of Vogel Library will be reserved for accounting interviews on Friday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Pathways Center. Counseling Services and the Pathways Center will remain open.
Math, Computer Science and Physics Department Seminar
The Math, Computer Science and Physics Department will host a seminar Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., in the Science Center, room 134. Students Ally Limke '20 (computer science and mathematics) and Hunter Wong '20 (computer science) will discuss their summer internships, each of which focused on artificial intelligence. They will describe the application process for the internships, their own work, and give a brief introduction to deep neural networks. Refreshments will be provided.
Phil & Lit Society
The next speaker for the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is Dr. Michael Bechtel, Ed.D. Assistant Professor of Science Education. The title of his talk is “ClassRoom Aquaponics Systems." He will be joined by two of his students, Noah Solheim and Zack Pogozrelski. The talk is Friday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m., McCoy West, Seamann Sudent Center. Refreshments will be provided.
ELCA seminary admission counselors on campus
There will be a traveling group of admissions counselors from multiple ELCA seminaries on campus Monday, Oct. 1. They will attend chapel at 10:15 a.m., Dr. Riswold’s class at 10:45 a.m. and lunch with Dr. Terasawa and Dr. Schenkewitz at 11:50 a.m. Interested students are encouraged to join them for lunch at 11:50 a.m.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Wartburg West and Des Moines Urban Studies Program applications
Applications for Wartburg West and the Des Moines Urban Studies Program are being accepted for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. Applications are online at www.wartburg.edu/west and www.wartburg.edu/DSM.  If you have questions, please contact jo.dorrance@wartburg.edu.
Julie Breutzmann retirement gathering
Julie Breutzmann, applications systems analyst in ITS, will be retiring after 28 years of employment with Wartburg College. Stop in to wish her well on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 3-4 p.m. in the Hagemann Castle Room in Saemann Student Center.
How to order name tags and name plates
There is now a website where you can place your order for new name tags and name plates. Contact Beth Sinnwell at Ext. 8648 with any questions.
Constitution Day speaker Sept. 25
Wartburg's Constitution Day program will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in McCaskey Lyceum. Dean Kevin Washburn and Dr. Brian Farrell of the University of Iowa College of Law will address Why Constitutions Matter. We are looking forward to a timely topic that includes prepared remarks and a question and answer period. The event is open to the public. If you have questions, please contact Karen Thalacker.
Career Expo on Oct. 4
Please encourage students to attend the Career Expo on Thursday, Oct. 4, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., in The W’s Hall of Champions. The expo 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, so students should dress to impress, bring a resume, and be prepared. Remind students to stop in Pathways, on the third floor of Vogel Library, for resume help. Click here for more information and a list of attendees.
Consumer information
The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding the availability of consumer information. The information includes general college facts and statistics financial aid assistance annual security report, copyright infringement and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act policies. Faculty and staff can find the information at this link. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions or requests for a paper copy.
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. 24 – Dr. Brian Birgen
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Dr. Joyce Boss (interfaith)
  • Friday, Sept. 28 – Alisha Ungs ‘19
CONGRATULATIONS
 
Congratulations to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, and her husband, Garrett, who welcomed a baby girl, Gracie Louise, on Sept. 10. Gracie joins a big sister Charlee.
CONDOLENCES
 
Janet Hertel Felberg, Board of Regents
A Celebration of Life service for Janet Hertel Felberg will be held 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. Janet graduated from Wartburg in 1975 and was currently serving on the Board of Regents. She provided expertise on the Business and Finance Committee and Investment Subcommittee of the Board. Janet was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Hertel, a Wartburg professor emeritus of biology and longtime coach. Click here for the obituary.
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Women’s Tennis
Tuesday, Sept. 25: Depart at 1 p.m. to Loras

Volleyball
Friday, Sept. 28: Depart at 6 p.m. to Nebraska Wesleyan

Bowling
Friday, Sept. 28: Depart at 3:45 p.m. to the Clarke Invite, Dubuque
 
SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS & STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
U of Iowa Ph.D. biomed programs
Students and colleagues who want to know more about biomedical Ph.D. training programs at the University of Iowa are invited to attend the 10th Annual Biomedical Pre-Graduate School Conference at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine on Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Click here for details. No registration fee, includes complimentary breakfast and lunch.
Leaders in Tech conference
The first Leaders in Tech conference will be held at the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference, organized and run by Women in Computing and Management Information System Association, features experts within areas of the technology industry. Leaders in Tech is open to anyone interested in learning more about the technology industry. The first 100 registered will receive a complimentary Leaders in Tech bag, notebook, and pen. To learn more about the conference and to register, please visit the website. Contact Dr. Terry Letsche with questions.
U of Iowa grad student visit day
The University of Iowa welcomes all prospective graduate students to Grad@Iowa, a new collaborative admissions event at the U of I in Iowa City. Students can learn about several programs, all on the same day: Friday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for registration, a list of graduate programs and more details. 
Upcoming Events

Constitution Day speaker
Sept. 25

Kastle Kapers auditions
Sept. 25-26

Julie Breutzmann retirement gathering
Sept. 26

'Say What!?' training
Sept. 26

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

ELCA seminary admissions counselors on campus
Oct. 1

Student Life open house
Oct. 3

Career Expo
Oct. 4

All-American Rejects
concert

Oct. 7

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

Deadline for Ren Faire
cash bags

Oct. 9

Deadline to register for Homecoming Parade
and Ren Faire

Oct. 11

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 18-21
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 

Dr. Jay Garaycochea, visiting assistant professor of biology, was the recipient of a Judge Travel Award for the upcoming Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). ABRCMS is one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and the annual conference provides the opportunity for students to present their research. The four-day conference sees over 2,000 students from over 350 colleges and universities from across the country. 

Stephanie Klemetson, music tour, camp and promotion manager, was appointed president of the College Music Tour Managers Association (CMTMA) during its annual conference Sept. 9-11. She also presented a session to conference attendees entitled Better Together: Building a Stronger Tour Program through Interdepartmental Collaboration. As president of the organization she will host the 2019 CMTMA conference at Wartburg College.

 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Jordan Young ’13, a history teacher at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, has been named to the governor's first "Teachers Cabinet," as reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

The football team beat Buena Vista University, 63-0, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Tom Trenney, minister of music at First-Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Neb., will serve as director of the Wartburg College Choir and Ritterchor through December while the ensembles’ director, Lee Nelson, is on sabbatical.

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
 
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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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