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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Dec. 3

 
Dec. 3, 2018
Davis Projects for Peace
The Davis Projects for Peace, in its 12th year, is an invitation to undergraduates at American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2019. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today's motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace. Wartburg students must submit their application using the following link by noon Jan. 14, 2019, at this link.

Not sure if you are ready to launch a Davis Projects for Peace idea? Try submitting to the Wartburg College Wicked Problems Challenge at this link or submit an application for a TEDx talk at this link.
 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Pinnacle concert: 'A Song Without Words'
Pinnacle will present a concert Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. “A Song Without Words” aims to demonstrate music’s potential to transcend human language by showcasing choral music with no text. A freewill donation will be collected for the California Wildfire Relief Fund.
Study night breakfast
As in years past, faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help serve the study night breakfast for students. This semester, that falls on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11 p.m. to midnight. Please contact Shelly Geweke via email or 352-8303 if you can help. Thanks for your assistance with this special Wartburg tradition!
Order bakery items for break
Dining Services will sell bakery items to take with you over Christmas Break. Items may be ordered through your GET account until noon Thursday, Dec. 13. Gluten-free options are available. If you have questions, contact the Dining Office at 352-8303.
TIAA sessions

TIAA is offering two great opportunities in December. Register for the following events:

  1. Live Workshop: Halfway There: Click here to sign up.
    Thursday, Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    Whitehouse Business Center (WBC), Room 217
  2. Individual counseling sessions with Ricardo Diaz. Click here for details and to register.
    Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Vogel Library, Room 353
    Friday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., Vogel Library, Room 353

For questions, please contact Amy Wilson, benefits administrator, at ext. 8278.

Medieval holiday revelry
All are warmly invited to drop in for the English Department’s annual performance of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” a festive seasonal tale featuring mayhem, chivalry, hors d’oeuvres and beverages, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 6-7 p.m. in Hagemann Castle Room.
Support Wartburg while shopping online
Do you shop on Amazon? If you set Wartburg as your nonprofit of choice and access Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate a portion of your spending to Wartburg College! If you're an Amazon user, this simple change is a wonderful way you can provide for students at Wartburg. Click here to learn more about Amazon Smile.
Phil & Lit Society
The Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will hold its last Fall Term meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in McCoy West of the Saemann Student Center. Dragoslava Barzut, fourth-year psychology major, will present “Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Underlying Factors in Mental Health and Treatment-Seeking Attitudes.” The second presentation will be given by Nickolas Schwake, third-year political science and business administration major. The title of his talk is “The Impact of New Voter ID Laws on Turnout in Bremer County.”
Dining hours for Christmas Break
Please click here to download a list of the hours for the campus dining areas over Christmas Break. Mensa will be closed Dec. 14-Jan. 5. The Den and Konditorei will be closed Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-Jan. 1 and Jan. 5. Additionally, the Konditorei will be closed Jan. 6.
Recipes from Home
Students, faculty and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2019-20 Mensa menu! Recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides and desserts can be emailed to Shelly Geweke by Friday, Jan. 31. 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.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Service Trip advisors
Service Trips is looking for faculty and staff who would like to be an advisor during either Winter Break or Tour Week. If you are at all interested in being an advisor, please click here to fill out a short interest form. This is strictly an inquiry, not a commitment.
Have you always wanted to give a TEDx talk?
Now’s your chance! Apply to speak at the second TEDxWartburgCollege event in February. Click here for the link to submit your idea by Friday, Dec. 14, and find more details on the TEDxWartburgCollege social media pages. This year’s theme is “Innovational Generations.” 
 
Festival of Trees in CTC
The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of the Classroom Technology Center through Dec. 12. A partnership between the college and the Waverly Chamber of Commerce, the festival is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year.
Nominate an alum to be recognized
The Wartburg Alumni Citation recognizes contributions and support to the college, vocational and professional achievements, and community and/or church leadership. Lois Volkmann Jelneck ’50, Judith Slade McCaskey ’65, and Michael Sinram ’75 received the honor at Homecoming. Nominations for the 2019 awards and a list of recipients can be found here. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1.
Final budget information meeting

Any interested faculty or staff are invited to attend one of the Budget Overview meetings, where information will be shared about the college’s budget and the budget process. This week's meeting will be held in McCoy West on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Humanist author to speak
Author Chris Stedman speaks powerfully about how the Lutheran tradition intersected with his story (coming out as a teen and majoring in religion at Augsburg as part of discerning his humanist worldview). He will give a public talk titled “Faitheist: How the Lutheran Church Influenced an Atheist Activist” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in McCaskey Lyceum. A reception (free food!) and book-signing will follow in the Castle Room. Click here to read more about Stedman’s book in a blog post by Dr. Caryn Riswold. This event is an example of how the Lutheran heritage and mission of Wartburg is expansive and inclusive. Stedman will also speak in weekday chapel on Friday, Dec 7.
 
SPIRITUAL LIFE
& CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Upcoming 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, Dec. 3 – Dr. Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, assistant professor of religion
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Lauren Rupprecht ’19
  • Friday, Dec. 7 – Author Chris Stedman (Interfaith Chapel)
  • Sunday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. – December Commencement
  • Sunday Dec. 9, 7 p.m. – Candlelight Vespers
Candlelight Vespers Service
Join the Wartburg community at the annual Candlelight Vespers Service on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. Preludial music will begin at 6:40 p.m. Choirs and student musicians will share music of the season.
PROFESSIONAL NEWS
 

Amy Moorman, college archivist, recently presented at two professional conferences. On Nov. 9, she delivered a talk titled “Building an Online Media Library for the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting” at the Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference in St. Paul, Minn. On Nov. 30, she was a member of the roundtable discussion “Think Nationally, Preserve Locally: Creating Sustainable Local Television Collections” at the Association of Moving Image Archivists annual conference in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Kathleen M. Goodyear, lecturer in English, presented at the International Transformative Learning Conference Nov. 7-10 in New York at Teachers College, Columbia University. She presented on her Ohio State dissertation research using arts-based identity exploration activities to foster undergraduates’ increased self-awareness and cultural sensitivity. She also co-facilitated the experiential “Storytelling for Individual and Community Perspective Transformation” session. During the past year, she served on two ITLC planning committees, Arts and Transformative Learning and the Transformative Listening Project.

Drs. Caryn Riswold, Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler and Kyle Schenkewitz presented at the annual national conference of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in Denver, Colo., Nov. 16-21. Drs. Chip Bouzard, Kuni Terasawa and Kristin Wendland also attended.

  • Riswold, professor of religion and the McCoy Family Distinguished Chair in Lutheran Heritage and Mission, presented “Women's Public Voice: Connecting the Academy and the Public Through Media,” in the Lutheran Women in Theological Studies group, and “Already Freed, Christians Should Serve (Cake): Christian Privilege and Religious Freedom Claims,” in the Martin Luther and the Global Lutheran Traditions group.
  • Schenkewitz, visiting assistant professor of religion and philosophy, presented his remarks at a roundtable session entitled, "New Chapters, Blank Spaces: Reflections on the Academy from Those Who have Left and Those Who Remain” as part of the Academic Labor and Contingent Faculty Committee.” On Nov. 18 he was inducted as coordinator of the Emerging Scholars group of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality and participated as a non-voting member of the board. He will encourage development and collaboration of international graduate students and early career scholars in the area of Christian spirituality.
     

Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, associate professor of religion, attended the American Academy of Religions in Denver, Colo., Nov. 16-20. During the conference, he was officially elected as a board member of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies.

ATHLETIC TRAVEL
 
Men’s JV Basketball
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Depart at 1 p.m. to Loras.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Wednesday, Dec. 5: Depart at 2:15 p.m. to Loras.
SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS & STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
Posekany Literacy Awards
The Education Department and Education Unit faculty and students accepted into the Teacher Education Program, as well as Reading Endorsement students not admitted to the TEP, are eligible for special funding to attend the Iowa Reading Association Conference in Ames, June 25-26, 2019. Wartburg registrants may request reimbursement of expenses for registration, travel, housing, and meals, from the Institutional Advancement Office, Luthe Hall room 123. Contact Scott Leisinger at 352-8495 for information. These literacy awards are available through the generosity of Leonard and Carol Posekany, parents of Education Department emerita faculty Dr. Susan Sherwood and Dr. Peggy Pruisner.
Ph.D. program applications
Graduating seniors applying for Ph.D. programs are encouraged to review https://mcelroytrust.org/fellowship-program/criteria/ and contact Gloria Campbell to get the application form. If nominated by the Wartburg College selection committee, students have a 2/9 chance for more than $10K renewable grad school scholarship. The deadline is Jan. 5, 2019.
Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 12

Presidential forum
Dec. 4

Budget overview meeting
Dec. 4

Christmas Open House
at Greenwood

Dec. 6

Author Chris Stedman
to speak

Dec. 6

TIAA live workshop:
Halfway There

Dec. 6

Pinnacle concert
Dec. 7

'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'
Dec. 8

Candlelight Vespers service
Dec. 9

Study night breakfast
Dec. 9

TEDx speaker deadline
Dec. 14

Davis Projects for Peace application deadline
Jan. 14

Scholarship Days
Jan. 20, Feb. 17

Recipes from Home deadline
Jan. 31

Alumni Citation nomination deadline
Feb. 1
 
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
 
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Matt Sacia ’19 has repeated as the American Rivers Conference MVP, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Itonde Kakoma ’03, programme director with the Crisis Management Initiative, moderated a discussion and panel of global leaders, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, about a more sustainable world for future generations. 

Elliott Stern ’17 is director of the Ankeny Community Chorus and a choral music instructor at Prairie Ridge Middle School, as reported by the Des Moines Register.

Matt Sacia ’19 has led the Knights for the last three seasons and now stands as one of the college's best quarterbacks, as reported by the Quad City Times.

The women's soccer team fell 2-0 to UW-La Crosse in the first round of the NCAA tournament, as reported by the La Crosse Tribune and News800

The women's cross country team finished third at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships and received an at-large  bid to the Division III Cross Country Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierCarina Collet ’21 won the race with a time of 21:45.9. 

The men's cross country team finished first at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, securing an automatic berth into the Division III Cross Country Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The wrestling team had three individual champions and three runners-up at the Luther Open, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The football team beat Dubuque 47-28 to repeat as conference champions and guarantee the team a spot in the NCAA Playoffs, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Quad City Times

Wartburg College and the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting will use a National Endowment of the Humanities grant to preserve thousands of KWWL archive tapes, as reported by KWWL

Winter sport coaches talked about their hopes and expectations for the season during the college's annual Winter Media Day, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Cora Turner ’78, executive director of student and at-risk services, retired from the Waterloo Community School District after more than 20 years, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
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