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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Feb. 5

 
Feb. 5, 2018
The Vagina Monologues 
The Wartburg College V-Day Campaign is sponsoring benefit performances of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum. Tickets will be $5 at the door. The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage, and excitement buried within women’s experiences. Proceeds will be donated to Cedar Valley Friends of the Family. V-Day is a globally organized response against violence toward women and girls. The Wartburg College V-Day Campaign hosts V-Week Feb. 4-10 to raise money and awareness of V-Day's mission. Other events include a silent auction in the Lyceum lobby Feb. 5-9 and an exhibit of the V-Day photo series, which is on display on the second floor of Luther Hall.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Board of Regents reception 
All faculty and staff are invited to a reception hosted by the Wartburg Board of Regents on Friday, Feb. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m., in the Castle Room. A highlight for regents during the February board meeting is the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff during their time on campus. No RSVP is required.
HealthPartners coverage manual 
HealthPartners recently sent all subscribers a coverage manual with a Benefits Chart to their address on file. There was a typo in the document as it relates to the Bridges plan. The original  Bridges Coverage Manual said: In Open Access Choice, you have direct access to any Network providers listed in the Open Access Network provider directory. It has been revised to say: You have direct access to any Network providers listed in the Bridges Network provider directory. You can find the updated version on the InfoCenter and at this link. Direct questions to Amy Wilson, 353-8278. 
Enrollment Report for Winter Term
The Enrollment Report for Winter 2017-18 and Retention Report for Fall to Winter 2017-18 have been updated and are available on the InfoCenter. Also available is the Executive Summary at this link
Love to Color contest at Wartburg Store
The Wartburg Store is hosting a coloring contest through Wednesday, Feb. 28. Pick up a coloring page, complete and return to the store to receive a coupon for 20 percent off one item. Coloring pages will be on display in the store window all month long. A winner, chosen March 1, will receive a hammered metal travel mug worth $26.
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar 
The next Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar will be Tuesday, Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m., Science Center 134. Dr. John Zelle, professor of computer science, will discuss artificial intelligence and the theoretical limits of computers in a presentation titled I'm Sorry, Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That. All are invited. Refreshments will be served.
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speaker will be Dr. Paula Survilla, professor of music. The title of her talk is Migration, the Persistence of Memory, and the Formation of Identity.
Ash Wednesday class schedule
The class schedule changes to provide time for worship on Feb. 14, 10 to 10:50 a.m. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to Ash Wednesday worship with the Imposition of Ashes, Holy Communion, music by the Wartburg Choir, and a message by Pastor Ramona Bouzard. The schedule for the morning of Feb. 14 is as follows: 9 a.m. classes dismiss at 9:50 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. classes begin at 11:00 a.m. Campus offices, including the Den and Konditorei, will close from 9:50 to 11 a.m.
American Heart Association "red-out" games
On Saturday, Feb. 10, Wartburg's Tower Agency will hold a "red out" in support of the American Heart Association at both the women's and men's home basketball games in Levick Arena. Shirts are being sold during lunch in the Student Center on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for $10 each; shirts will also be sold at the games.
Leadership and Service Award nominations
Leadership and Service Award nomination forms are available and due by Friday, Feb. 9. Click here to nominate someone you know for one or more of the following awards: Nobility Award; Debbie Heida Award; Outstanding Organization; Outstanding International Senior; Dell Awards for Peace and Justice; Dell Awards for Peace and Justice: Peacemaker; Outstanding Organization Service Award; Outstanding Organization Adviser Award; and Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The awards ceremony will be Saturday, March 17, 1 p.m., in McCaskey Lyceum, with a reception to follow. Direct questions to lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Wartburg CHATS 
Join Dean Dan Kittle for Wartburg CHATS on Tuesday, Feb. 6, noon-12:45 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. Karen Thalacker, Wartburg’s chief compliance officer for Title IX, will be the special guest. Be a part of a safe, respectful, and open conversation about topics that matter to you. You may bring your lunch. Contact Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life with any questions.
Valentine cookies 
You can order a giant heart-shaped cookie for your sweetheart through GET online ordering (order through the Catering Take Out store), now through Wednesday, Feb. 14. They will be available for pick up in the Den. The cookies can be decorated with your choice of message: “Happy Valentine’s Day,” “Be My Valentine!” “Hugs & Kisses,” or “I Love You!” If you have questions or would like to add a personal message, call the dining office, 319-352-8303.
BIG Dream Gathering
Have you ever wanted to do something but weren’t sure of the first step to take? Doing something new can bring out all kinds of insecurities, doubts, and questions. The BIG Dream Gathering, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:15-8 p.m., in the ballrooms (come for all or part of the event), will be a fun and inspiring event that will help you get clear on your dreams and goals, and give you the boost you need to make them a reality. The keynote speaker will be BDG’s co-founder, Mitch Matthews, and the first people to arrive will receive a FREE copy of his best-selling book, IGNITE
ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Wednesday, Feb. 7
Women’s and Men’s Basketball, depart at 2:45 p.m. for Luther
Men’s JV Basketball, depart at 12:30 p.m. for Luther

Thursday, Feb. 8
Women’s JV Basketball, depart at 4:15 p.m. for Coe
Upcoming Events

Wartburg CHATS
Feb. 6

MCSP Department Seminar
Feb. 6

The Vagina Monologues
Feb. 8-9

Phil & Lit Society
Feb. 9

Leadership and Service Award nominations due
Feb. 9

Unified Sports Day
Feb. 10

Ash Wednesday Chapel
Feb. 14

Board of Regents reception
Feb. 16

BIG Dream Gathering
Feb. 20

Dance Marathon FT5K race
March 17

Leadership and Service Award ceremony
March 17

UKnight Day
March 27
 
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.


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SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Upcoming Chapel services
Weekday 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. 
Lenten Chapels on Wednesdays 
During the Wednesdays of Lent (Feb. 21 to March 28), college administrative offices, as well as the Den and the Konditorei, will close during Wednesday Weekday chapel time, 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. (The W, Zesty Orange, Security Office, Information Desk, and Mensa will remain open). This provides time for faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Lenten chapels or take a break from meetings, lessons, and daily work. Please note that food ordered through GET will be available as soon as the stores open, including board plan meal transfers.ac.
Seminary samplers 
Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago will offer three upcoming Seminary Samplers, scheduled for Feb. 24-26, March 19, and April 18. This is a time to meet current faculty and students, sit in on classes, and continue to discern how God is calling you into the world. For more information, go to www.lstc.edu/admissions.
PERSONNEL
 
WELCOME (new arrivals):
Veronica Reece, Associate for Vocation, Mentoring and Careers, 1/2
Susan Galloway, Dining Services, Cook, 1/2
Carrie Honkomp, Retail Associate (Den), 1/2
Jessica Pfeiffer, Lecturer in Social Work (Wartburg West), 1/1
Emily Rademacher, Student Teacher Supervisor, 1/1
Liudmila Lebedeva, Applied Cello, 1/1
Michael Sinram, Part-Time Lecturer in Physical Education, 1/1
Rhonda Richardson-Burns, Lecturer in Business Administration, 1/1

FAREWELL (Departures and retirements):
Catherine Christy, Assistant Director of Massage Therapy, 12/31
Jim Anderson, Groundskeeper, Telephone Technician, 1/2
Kit Kleinhans, Professor of Religion, 1/2
Alexander Wahner, Cleaning Staff, 1/5
Tracy Kidd, Dining Services, Cook, 1/10
Riley Cole, Assistant Sports Information Director, 1/16
 
POSITION/TITLE CHANGES:
Kathy Schunk, former Retail Associate (Den), Zesty Orange Supervisor, 1/1
PROFESSIONAL NOTES
 
Dr. Kuni Terasawa, assistant professor of world religions, had the summary of his presentation paper, “Seno’o Giro’s Buddhist Socialism, the Lotus Sutra, and the Interreligious Social Movement in the 1930s-40s” (at the International Lotus Sutra Seminar), published in Dharma World: Buddhism’s One Vehicle in a World of Many Religions (January-June 2018 Vol. 45) 22-23.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The No. 2 ranked wrestling team upset No. 1 Augsburg 21-13 in the annual Battle of the Burgs, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierKWWLKWAY, and Team USA.

Stephanie Anderson Maybee ’09 is a one of the teachers being considered for the 2018 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award, as reported by the East Side Review News.

Ian Coon '20 was featured in Waukee Living Magazine as the founder of the Iowa Student Learning Institute, a forum that helps empower high school students to speak out.  
 
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