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The Juice (Students) - Nov. 23

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Juice deadline  — Those interested in submitting Juice items for the Monday, Nov. 30, Juice, please do so no later than 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. For questions or concerns, contact Eileen McGuine, administrative assistant for Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8232 or eileen.mcguine@wartburg.edu

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Break class schedule — The Thanksgiving Break class schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 25, is as follows:

Regular Schedule:                   Break Schedule:
Period 1 (7:45 a.m.)                 7:45-8:35 a.m.
Period 2 (9 a.m.)                      8:45-9:35 a.m.
Period 3 (10:45 a.m.)               9:45-10:35 a.m.
Period 4 (noon)                       10:45-11:35 a.m.
Period 5 (1:15 p.m.)                11:45-12:35 p.m.
Period 6 (2:30 p.m.)                12:45-1:35 p.m.
There will be no evening classes.

$1 million gift for Clinton Hall — Wartburg College has received a $1 million challenge grant to jumpstart the final push for the planned renovation of Clinton Hall. Ray 65 and Judy Slade 65 McCaskey established the McCaskey Challenge as part of the college’s comprehensive $75 million Transforming Tomorrow campaign. All gifts and pledges made to the Clinton project through May 31 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1 million. Click here for more information.

Saint Elizabeth Week award recipients — Seven Wartburg College students, faculty, and staff were honored for their commitment to service as part of the annual Saint Elizabeth Week celebration. Angela Zook 16, Kaitlyn Behnken 16, and Michaela McIlravy 16 received the Saint Elizabeth Award for Service, which recognizes students who exemplify a commitment to service and desire to live a life that embodies Wartburg’s mission. Kathy Traetow, study abroad office coordinator; Gloria Campbell, associate professor of business administration/economics; and Nelson and Bonita Bock, co-directors of Wartburg West, received the Pastor Larry Trachte Award for Service, given to faculty or staff who embody his enthusiasm, support, dedication and overall commitment to Wartburg’s mission of service. Click here to read more about the honorees.

Students featured in art exhibition — Emily Anderson 16, Peri Benna 17, Benjamin Bogard 16, Hannah Crumpton 16, Megan Howe 16, and Wanqi Sun will be featured in the Waterloo Center for the Arts' Cedar Valley Biennial Student Art Exhibition opening Dec. 1. The exhibition, in the Law-Reddington Gallery, runs through Feb. 12. A reception will be Wednesday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m., with an award ceremony and remarks from Brittany Deal, this year's juror and director of Wartburg's Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Donate to the Holiday Shoppe –– Pick an ornament from the Christmas tree in the chapel narthex, Den, Mensa, or The W and buy a present for a child of that age. There are miscellaneous gift ideas on the back of each tag. This annual community event provides less-fortunate families and children with holiday gifts they can't afford. Donations can be dropped off at the social work office in Old Main or at the various Christmas trees around campus. Sponsored by the social work department.

Attention all low brass enthusiasts — You are invited to join the Jingle Jangle Brass Choir, under the direction of Dr. Craig Hancock, director of bands. The JJBC was formed in 2014 to have fun making live music while raising money for charities during the holidays season. All ages and ability levels are welcome for these ad hoc performances. The group's first appearance will be at the Christmas on Main celebration Thursday, Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact craig.hancock@wartburg.edu.

Mail Center holiday information — Please plan your shipping so you receive items prior to Friday, Dec. 18, and after Friday, Jan. 1. College offices, including the Mail Center, will be closed from Monday, Dec. 21, to Friday, Dec. 25, and on Friday, Jan. 1. The Mail Center will not receive packages from UPS, FEDEX, DHL, Staples, or any other delivery service. The Mail Center will reopen with regular hours Monday, Dec. 28, to Thursday, Dec. 31. Due to short staff, please do not have large shipments come through the Mail Center until after Friday, Jan. 1.

Recycling update — Toilet paper is made from items recycled through single-stream collection. One item that is not accepted in our single-stream bins is glass, because who wants glass in their toilet paper? Glass should be placed in the tan “glass only" recycling bin next to the blue recycling bins outside residence halls, or in the small blue containers in Löhe or Grossmann recycling rooms.

Making It Matter Food Drive — Students, faculty, and staff who bring a nonperishable item to The Wartburg Store through Nov. 24 will receive a coupon for 20 percent off one apparel or gift item. Items collected will be donated to the Vineyard Community Church food bank and Cedar Valley Friends of the Family. Details about a faculty competition will be forthcoming. The food drive is sponsored by the Black Student Union and The Wartburg Store. For more information, contact Krystal Madlock at krystal.madlock@wartburg.edu.

Dining Services bakery items — Dining Services is selling bakery items to take with you over Thanksgiving Break. You can order items through your Webfood account through Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m. There are gluten-free options as well. If you have questions, contact the Dining Office at 352-8303.


Winter bicycle storage —
 Students may bring their bicycles to Campus Security for winter storage beginning Monday, Nov. 30. There is no charge for this service, but students must agree to leave the bike in storage until spring (depending on the weather), normally the end of March or early April. They must also have the bike registered with Campus Security. If the bike is not registered, it can be registered prior to being placed in storage. No appointment is necessary. For more information, email campus.security@wartburg.edu or drop by the security office.

Recipes from Home — Students, faculty, and staff are asked to share their favorite recipes from home to be considered for the 2015-16 Mensa menu! Please email your recipes for entrees, salads, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides, and desserts to shelly.geweke@wartburg.edu or drop them in the Mensa suggestion box by Friday, Jan. 25. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information for verification. Recipes must be something that you have had before and really enjoyed. The recipes that are chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa, and the student body will vote for their favorites.

Sign up for swim meet — The W is hosting a free community swim meet Saturday, Dec. 12. Warm-ups will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the meet starting at 8. (There will be no lap swim this day.) All events—including individual and relays in men's, women's and co-ed categories—are open to the community. If you are interested in a relay race, you must form your own team. Participants must be 13 or older and have previous swim team experience. Click here to register. Additional information and list of events is on our website

College calendar — Stay up to date with campus events by following the college's official calendar.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Service trips applications due soon
 — Winter Break service trip applications are due Monday, Nov. 30. Tour Week trip applications are due Friday, Jan. 15. Applications can be found here. Completed applications can be sent to servicetrips@wartburg.edu or dropped off in the organization's office in The Hub.

Budget meetings follow-up — Thank you to those who attended any of the three informational budget sessions Oct. 26-28. As promised, the responses to questions raised during those meetings that required more research are now available online.

Eggnog pong — KWAR will host an Eggnog Pong Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m., in Grossmann Hall 16. Cost is $2 per team or $1 for an individual. You must register before the event, but will pay the entry fee at the door. Contact Abby Singleton at abby.singleton@wartburg.edu to register.

Cultural connections — Global Connections is looking for Winter Term participants. Global Connections pairs international and domestic students based on similar interests and provides opportunities for pairs to socialize. Sign up before Nov. 30 by emailing Kassy Kahler at kasandra.kahler@wartburg.edu

Research project opportunity — Angela Zook ’16, a psychology major, is conducting a research project to investigate the relationship between religious orientation and well-being. The research is being supervised by Dr. Cynthia Bane, professor of psychology. Participants must be undergraduate students who are at least 18 years old. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Participants may receive credit or extra credit for classes, if their professors have agreed to grant credit for participation in the study. Click here to take the survey. Contact Angela Zook at angela.zook@wartburg.edu for more information.

Hotel discount — Cobblestone Inn & Suites is offering a 10 percent discount for any overnight guests who are visiting Wartburg or who are in town for any activity related to the college. Mention this when booking and the discount should be applied to your bill.

Important notice for campus law enforcement agencies — The FBI is investigating an advance fee fraud scheme that has hit other college campuses. There have been no reports of this activity at Wartburg; however, you should be aware whenever you answer an employment opportunity posting on any website. In this instance, the student sent in a resume, including personal identifying information, and was sent a business check for $3,800. The check was later found to be forged. At this time, Jellybeads, LDC Charities, and Belview Farms are the company names being investigated. The contact person has been Jeremy McCrossin with contact numbers at 701-491-7202 or 641-924-4533. 


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