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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Oct. 29

 
Oct. 29, 2018
Benefits open enrollment meetings

It’s that time of year again when all benefit-eligible employees need to re-elect their benefits for 2019. We will be hosting open enrollment meetings to review the changes and rates for 2019. Please plan to attend one of the meetings below:

  • Monday, Nov. 5: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Science Center 134 (Voecks)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7: 4-5 p.m., WBC 214 (Buckmaster)
  • Thursday, Nov. 8: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Science Center 102 (Hagemann)
  • Friday, Nov. 9: 7:30-8:30 a.m., Science Center 134 (Voecks)
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Day of the Dead celebration
Come join the school-wide Day of the Dead celebration from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 in the Lilly Reflection Room on the second floor of Saemann Student Center. The Day of the Dead (Dia De Muertos) is the Mexican holiday focused on the gatherings of friends and family to pray for and remember those who have passed and help them on their way to the land of the dead. Please bring photocopies of your deceased relatives to place on our community Ofrenda to remember them as well as their favorite food or drinks for them to enjoy in the afterlife. This event is open to anyone who would like to participate in this cultural experience. If you have any questions, there will be a booth outside of the Lilly Reflection Room.
Anne Duncan farewell gathering
Anne Duncan, environmental sustainability coordinator, will be leaving Wartburg College after seven years. Stop in to wish her well on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel Commons.
Board of Regents reports online, Presidential Forum Tuesday
Reports from the October 2018 Board of Regents meeting (President’s Report to the Board and President’s Report to Campus) are now posted on the InfoCenter. President Colson will highlight this information at the Presidential Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 11:30 a.m. in Whitehouse Business Center 214 (Buckmaster).
Mail Center announcements
The Waverly Post Office reminds everyone that any non-paper-based item, including rings, keys, bracelets, medals, and flash drives, even when placed in a regular envelope, will be charged and handled as a package. Mail Center staff can assess and apply the correct postage. Please also put your name on outgoing mail. Stop by the Mail Center or contact mailroom@wartburg.edu if you have tried to send a bracelet or keys by regular envelope in the past month. Two outgoing mail pieces that cannot be sent with a single stamp are at the Mail Center waiting to be claimed due to no name on the return address.
Mental health and cultural assimilation program
International Student Services announces a new mental health and cultural assimilation program available to Wartburg’s international students. This program, available at no cost to students through their current health insurance carrier, offers master’s-level counseling services in the student’s own language. It is available 24/7 for immediate and scheduled sessions through mobile and web chat, telephone and video. The program is fully integrated with existing on-campus mental health resources and completely confidential within the limits of the law. If you know an international student who might benefit from this program, contact Zafrul Amin, Jennifer Onuigbo or Counseling Services, or visit www.lewermark.com/wartburg.
WSMTA candlelight dinner
The sign up for the candlelight dinner hosted by WSMTA will take place Wednesday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Mensa. As part of Music Therapy Awareness Week and in the wake of Enlightenment Week at Wartburg College, WSMTA will discuss how music therapy is used when working with individuals on the autism spectrum while students, faculty, and staff mingle over dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 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 and $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.
Phil & Lit Society
The next speaker for the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is Dr. Amy Nolan, professor of English. The title of her talk is "Searching for a Language that Heals: Teaching and Writing from a Ruined Landscape.” The talk is at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in McCoy West of the Saemann Student Center. Refreshments will be provided.
Wind Ensemble fall concert
The Wind Ensemble will present its annual fall concerts Nov. 3-4. The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Neumann Auditorium. Admission is free. This year’s performance will feature Johan de Meij’s Symphony No. 1, “The Lord of the Rings.” The five-movement work will be narrated by the wizard Gandalf. The ensemble is also crowd-funding to help pay the costs of transporting instruments for its May Term trip to Japan. Learn more at www.wartburg.edu/fund-wind-ensemble.
Advising Week tip
It’s Advising Week! So here’s another advising tip from the Registrar’s Office and Pathways. Contact the Registrar’s Office or Pathways with further questions to support your interaction with advisees.
Advising Tip #5: Eligibility for aid is based on the number of course credits a student is enrolled in for the term. To receive institutional grants/scholarships from Wartburg, a student needs to be enrolled in at least 3 course credits each term. For example, at least 3 course credits for Fall Term and at least 3 course credits for Winter Term. To receive consideration for a full Federal Pell Grant, if all other criteria have been met, a student must be enrolled in at least 3.5 course credits each term. For example, to be eligible for the full Pell Grant, the student must be enrolled in at least 3.5 course credits for Fall Term and at least 3.5 course credits Winter and May Terms combined. Contact the Financial Aid Office with questions regarding enrollment for aid eligibility.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Riswald induction service
Dr. Caryn Riswold, professor of religion, will be inducted as the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission on Monday, Oct. 29, at 10:15 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel during weekday chapel time. A reception in Chapel Commons will follow the service.
Dance Marathon’s third annual Rake-a-Thon
Wartburg College Dance Marathon’s third annual Rake-a-Thon will take place on the following dates: Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 9-11. All proceeds from our yearlong fundraising go directly to the children at the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital who are battling pediatric illnesses and injuries. If you are interested in supporting WCDM by making a donation in exchange for the leaf raking service, contact Andrew Linkletter via email or at 515-249-0341.
Join the Alliance email list
Alliance, the LGBTQA+ student organization on campus, invites any faculty and staff interested in supporting Alliance to be added to their email list. The Alliance email list is used to let supporters know of upcoming activities and provides opportunities to get involved with Alliance. If you would like to be added to this email list, please contact one of the co-advisors, Cassie Hales or Rich Seggerman.
Online Title IX training
Commencing Nov. 1, Wartburg will be transitioning to a new training platform with Everfi, our online training provider. In December, all faculty and staff will be receiving a link to complete their annual Title IX training. This training must be completed by Jan. 31, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Title IX Coordinator Karen Thalacker.
The Vagina Monologues auditions
Auditions for the 2019 production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues will be held Nov. 5-6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the McCoy rooms. Cast auditions are open to anyone who identifies as a woman. People who want to help with ushering, social media, or just want more information on V-Day in general, contact rebecca.buchanan@wartburg.edu or madison.simmons@wartburg.edu
 
Faculty Development Committee workshop
The Faculty Development Committee invites staff to a faculty development workshop: "How to write effective letters of recommendation." The workshop will be  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Buckmaster (WBC 214). Presenters from various areas will share their experience reading letters in their fields. Each presenter will speak for 15 minutes; participants can ask questions in the remaining 15 minutes. The speakers are: David Fox, principal at W-SR; Julie Husband, professor of English at UNI and former graduate program coordinator; and Amy A’Hearn, assistant director of medical school admissions at the University of Iowa. Lunch will be provided; bring your own drink. Click here to RSVP before Nov. 6.
V-Day poetry reading
V-Day will hold a poetry reading Oct. 30 in the Chapel Commons from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring original work or read your favorite poems by other authors. Hot chocolate and snacks provided.
Fall issue of Intersections
Check out the fall issue of the journal Intersections: Faith, Learning and the Vocation of Lutheran Higher Education, the publication of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). The new fall issue, “Civil Discourse in a Fragmented World,” can be found at this link. All back issues can be found at this site as well.
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. 29 – Induction service for Dr. Caryn Riswold
  • Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Sabah Munir ’19, Interfaith/Senior Chapel
  • Friday, Nov. 2 - Alex Hohensee ’19
  • Monday, Nov. 5 - Marcia Haugen
Crowdfunding for the Wartburg Chapel
Please visit the Wartburg Chapel Crowdfunding site and help raise the money to improve the sound in the balcony of the Chapel and install projection equipment. Please share the link with all that you know on social media, and encourage them to learn more and donate if the Chapel has impacted their life. You can find out more at the link.
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Men’s Soccer
Oct. 27 – Nov 3: American Rivers Conference Tournament

Women’s Soccer
Oct. 27 – Nov 3: American Rivers Conference Tournament

Volleyball
Oct. 27 – Nov 3: American Rivers Conference Tournament

Cross Country
Friday, Nov. 2: Depart at 2 p.m. to Luther

Women’s Basketball
Tuesday, Oct 30: Depart at 3:30 p.m. to Upper Iowa
 
SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS & STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
AAUW Start Smart salary workshop
Attend a free AAUW Start Smart salary negotiation workshop for college students Monday, Nov. 12, 1-3:30 p.m. at UNI’s Rod Library, room 287, in Cedar Falls. Register at stemed.uni.edu/startsmart. For all majors, preregistration is required. Workbook and refreshments are included.
Upcoming Events

Dr. Caryn Riswold
induction service

Oct. 29

Advising Week
Oct. 29-Nov. 2

V-Day poetry reading
Oct. 30

Presidential Forums
Oct. 30, Dec. 4

Anne Duncan farewell gathering
Oct. 30

Day of the Dead celebration
Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Dance Marathon Rake-a-Thon
Nov. 2-4, 9-11

Wind Ensemble fall concerts
Nov. 3-4

Vagina Monologues auditions
Nov. 5-6

Benefit open enrollment meetings
Nov. 5, 7, 8, 9

WSMTA candlelight dinner
Nov. 7

St. Elizabeth Week
Nov. 11-16

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

Faculty Development Committee workshop
Nov. 13
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Caryn D. Riswold, professor of religion and the Mike and Marge McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, recently represented Wartburg College at the National Conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. The national network of church-related colleges and universities gathered at Hope College in Holland, Mich., Oct. 12-14, around the theme of "Robust and Receptive Ecumenism."

Dr. Allan Bernard,
assistant professor of business administration, participated as a panelist in a symposium titled Developing Strategy for Entrepreneurs through Academic-Practitioner Collaborations at the Midwest Academy of Management 2018 Conference on Oct. 12 in St. Louis, Mo. Bernard also presented his paper, titled The Relationship Between Servant Leadership Style and the Perception of Project Success within the Information Technology Context, at the conference on Oct. 13.

Dr. Lucy Barnhouse, visiting assistant professor of history, presented her paper, “Women’s Leprous Bodies: Women, Doctors, and the Examination for Leprosy in Late Medieval Frankfurt,” at the inaugural Leprosy and the ‘Leper’ Reconsidered conference, McGill University, Montreal, on Sept. 20. She also recently had an essay published: “Languages of Experience: Translating Medicine in MS Laud Misc. 237," in New Approaches to Disease, Disability, and Medicine in Medieval Europe (Archaeopress).

Dr. Joyce Boss, professor of English and Saemann Chair in World Communities, presented her paper, Landscape/Fanscape: Godzilla Tourism as Transnational Transcendence, at the annual Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Culture, held at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, on Sept. 28.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The Wartburg College Alumni Board presented Judith McCaskey '65, Lois Jelneck '50 and Michael Sinram '75 with Alumni Citation Awards during Homecoming weekend.

Mike Murphy '89 of Ankeny was elected to a three-year term on the Wartburg College Board of Regents. He is the owner of Powerhouse Retail Services, a national provider of construction services, rollouts and facilities maintenance solutions.

Matt Sacia ’19 became Wartburg's career leader for touchdown passes in the Knights' 31-19 win over Coe on Saturday, Oct. 13, as reported by the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.

JoJo McNair ’21 recorded three touchdowns to help push the Knights to a 31-19 win over Coe on Oct. 13, as reported by KCRG.
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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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