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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 1

 
Oct. 1, 2018
Flu shots available

Flu shots will be available as follows:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – McCoy West
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – McCoy East

The shots are covered in full for employees and spouses on the Wartburg health insurance plan. Those who are not covered by Wartburg insurance can pay out-of-pocket or check with their insurance carrier. Please contact Erica Sadler, Human Resources & Payroll Assistant, to indicate which day you plan to attend. Please bring your HealthPartners health insurance ID card so the claim can be filed.

HOMECOMING HAPPENINGS

Homecoming T-shirts
Don’t miss out on this year’s Homecoming & Family Weekend T-shirts! Sales have begun in Saemann Student Center, under the Shotwell Tower, on Mondays 5-7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. and 5:15-6:45 p.m. T-shirts will be sold until Wednesday, Oct. 10, first-come, first served, so don’t miss out!

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.

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Fall retention report
The Fall to Fall 2017-18 Retention Report is now available on the Info Center webite. Please direct any questions to Edie Waldstein.
Servers needed for Outfly breakfast
Faculty and staff are invited to help serve breakfast on Outfly morning. Please contact Shelly Geweke via email or at 319-352-8303 to get your name on the list. You would need to report to Mensa by 6:50 a.m. that morning. Campus is notified of Outfly via the Campus Alert System during the early hours of Outfly morning, whenever that may be. Sign up to be a part of this fun Wartburg tradition!
Diversity & Inclusion reading group
Following up on the Cultural Competence session at the Fall Faculty Workshop, a book group this fall will read and discuss White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Race, by Robin DiAngelo. Faculty and staff are invited to participate. Books will be provided. If interested, please contact Joyce Boss by Oct. 8.
Student Life open house
Please join Student Life on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for our annual open house. You’ll have the opportunity to meet new staff members, learn about the various departments within Student Life, enjoy tasty snacks and fellowship with colleagues. We hope you can join us! Contact Jennifer Onuigbo for more information.
Wartburg Store specials during Outfly
The Wartburg Store will be open special hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Outfly games and discounts offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If Outfly occurs Oct. 1-3, the store will be unable to offer Outfly games and discounts due to an industry conference commitment. If this happens, please keep an eye out for future Outfly-inspired deals.
Campus Security and Fire Report
The 2018-19 Campus Security and Fire Report has been released and posted on the InfoCenter. This required report contains crime statistics from 2015-17 and addresses the college’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, such as responding to emergency situations and reporting sexual misconduct. Additionally, the report contains information related to fire safety. You can request a paper copy in the Campus Security Office located in Saemann Student Center.
Phil & Lit Society
The next speaker for the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is Dr. Terrence Lindell, professor of history. The title of his talk is Bremer County Germans and the First World War. The talk is Friday, Oct. 5, 4 p.m. in McCoy West in Seamann Student Center. Refreshments will be provided.
Second annual Wicked Problems Challenge
Do you have an idea that will tackle a “wicked problem”? If so, we need you! Apply to the second annual Wicked Problems Challenge. To submit a proposal or for additional information, please click here. Join the Wicked Problems planning team at a “How to Write a Proposal” workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m. in WBC 217. Please contact Kristin Teig Torres with any questions.
Librarian candidate on-campus presentation
Faculty, staff and students are invited to observe the presentation of Jamie Byerly, candidate for information literacy librarian, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. in Vogel Library Classroom 1. The faculty librarian hired for this position will liaise to Departments of Education, Journalism & Communication, Business Administration, and possibly Social Sciences and Social Work, among other areas. Byerly has been a reference/online services and resources librarian at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia, since August 2017. She has earned her master’s in library science from the University of Iowa.
TIAA loan revisions, beginning Jan. 1, 2019
During the most recent board meetings in May, the Retirement Plan Subcommittee of the Business & Finance Committee completed an investment review with TIAA. Upon review of the plan’s current loan provisions, the committee made the recommendation to reduce the number of loans a participant can have from five down to two. The Board agreed this was in line with best practices and approved this change beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Those participants with more than three outstanding loans from the Retirement Plan as of Dec. 31, 2018, may keep such existing loans. If any participant had defaulted on a Retirement Plan loan, they will be prohibited from obtaining any new loan(s). You will receive more detailed communication in the next few days. This communication will come either by email (email address on file with TIAA or Wartburg email) or be mailed to your home. Please contact Amy Wilson at 352-8278 with any questions.
Recipes from Home 2018
Students, faculty and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2019-20 Mensa menu. Please email recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides and desserts to Shelly Geweke by Friday, Jan. 31, 2019. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa and the student body will vote for their favorites. Dishes that receive a “thumbs-up” will be considered for next year’s Mensa menu.
Math, Computer Science and Physics Department Seminar
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics (MCSP) Department Seminar will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m., in Room 134 of the Science Center. Codey Olson '19 (physics, mathematics) will give an introduction to the Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) program he participated in at the University of Utah and discuss some of the applications of nuclear forensics. All are invited, refreshments will be provided.
V-Day Candlelight Dinner sign-up
The sign-up for the Candlelight Dinner hosted by V-Day Campaign will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mensa. The V-Day campaign will discuss their organization while students, faculty, and staff mingle over dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Ballroom in Saemann Student Center. The cost for students with a board plan is one swipe from their meal plan plus $3. This may be paid with points or cash at the time of sign-up. Off-board students may also attend, and their cost will be $15 at the time of sign-up. Special dietary considerations will be taken into account. The main entree for the evening will be Grilled Boneless Pork Loin Chop.
Water to Thrive meeting
Water to Thrive will host a meeting in The W classrooms Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.
Advising Week tip
In preparation for Advising Week, Oct. 29 through Nov. 2, the Registrar’s Office and Pathways will be sharing advising tips in The Juice each week. Contact the Registrar’s Office or Pathways with further questions to support your interaction with advisees.
Advising Tip #1: Introduce new students to the Advising Worksheet on My Wartburg. Review the Advising Worksheet with continuing students. For all students, the Advising Worksheet tracks the Essential Education requirements for their relevant BA, BS, BM, or BME degree. After declaring a major, the student can track additional degree requirements on the Advising Worksheet. Contact the Registrar’s Office with questions regarding the Advising Worksheet.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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.
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.
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.
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, Oct. 1 – Dr. Jacob Tews
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3 - Halcyon Bjornstad
  • Friday, Oct. 5 - Patrick Jones '19
  • Sunday Worship, Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m. - Pastor Brian Beckstrom
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Women’s Golf
Friday, Oct. 5: Depart at 3 p.m. to Decorah
Second-round conference championships

Men’s and Women’s Soccer
Wednesday, Oct. 3: Depart at 1:30 pm. to University of Dubuque
SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS & STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
Midwest Graduate School Summit at Purdue
The Midwest Graduate School Summit will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. This one-day conference is especially designed for students interested in business, education, humanities, pharmacy, public affairs, social sciences, and related fields. Participants will have opportunity to explore graduate education, graduate student life, career opportunities, funding, and much more! The Summit offers a travel scholarship up to $500 for reimbursement on their travel expenses. Participants may apply for a travel scholarship when registering for the Midwest Summit via this registration link. Find more about the event and attending institutions by visiting the website
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 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.
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

ELCA seminary admissions counselors on campus
Oct. 1

Librarian candidate presentation
Oct. 2

Student Life open house
Oct. 3

Water to Thrive meeting
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

V-Day Candlelight Dinner
Oct. 10

Deadline to register for Homecoming Parade
and Ren Faire

Oct. 11

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 18-21

Advising Week
Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Presidential Forums
Oct. 30, Dec. 4
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Chip Bouzard, professor of religion, and the Rev. Dr. Ramona Bouzard, emerita dean of the Chapel and Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair, served as the main speakers at the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod-ELCA, held in central Oklahoma, Sept. 17-19. Four presentations, titled, James? Are You Joking? focused on the biblical book of James and its call for Christian community to be at work in the world through faith and action that serves the good of neighbor and speaks out for God’s love of justice and hope for all people.

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.
 
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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