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The Juice (Students) - Jan. 25

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OFF-CAMPUS APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE —Students desiring to live off campus for the 2016-17 academic year must apply for approval from the Residential Life Office. All off-campus decisions are made through the Off-Campus Review Committee. Request for approval MUST be submitted in the Residential Life Office by 4 p.m. Feb. 26. Late applications will not be accepted. Students who receive a scholarship that requires them to live on campus must meet with Financial Aid before submitting an application so they understand the impact off-campus approval may have on their financial aid. A form from your Financial Aid meeting must be turned in with your application; incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please contact Cassie Hales for details, or check the onlineStudent Handbook for policies about living off campus. Moving off campus without prior approval will result in receiving a room assignment on campus and a meal plan. You will be held responsible for full room and board charges for the 2016-17 academic year.

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Volunteer for NCAA Championships — Interested in volunteering at the National Outdoor Track and Field Championships that Wartburg is hosting May 26-28? Registration is now open; click here to register by March 1 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. 

Softball fundraiser — The Wartburg softball team will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Waverly Bowl Inn. Choose the first session at 6 p.m. or the second session  at 8:15 p.m. Each session costs $20 and will include two games, shoes, and a pasta dinner. Must pre-register by contacting Taylor Golden.

Student Tax Forms – Student W-2 and 1098-T tax forms will be available to be picked up in the Business Office starting at noon Wednesday, Jan. 27, through noon Friday, Jan. 29. U.S. students will receive a 1098-T and all students employed by the college in 2015 will receive a W-2. Any forms not picked up by noon Jan. 29 will be mailed to your home address. International students’ W-2 forms will be sent directly to the International Programs Office and will not be available in the Business Office.

Hoverboard safety — The college’s safety committee is looking into the safety of hoverboards, especially in context of recent hoverboard battery fires nationwide. Currently, there is no ban for outdoor use at Wartburg College. However, students with hoverboards must not overcharge them and never leave them unattended while charging. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a federal agency with jurisdiction over product safety, is currently investigating hoverboard safety; see details online. If the college changes its policy on hoverboards as we learn more about the risks involved, we will inform the campus community.

WRSL survey — The Writing Reading Speaking Lab (WRSL), located on the third floor of the Vogel Library, wants student feedback about hours of operation and availability of appointment times. Please click here to take a very short survey. For any questions, please email Jette Irgens.

Trash sorting — The city has asked for special attention from students in sorting trash. Trash should only be put in the green trash dumpster, and only cardboard should go in the brown cardboard dumpster. Placing trash in the cardboard dumpster will increase residence hall operating costs.

Water to Thrive dinner — Wartburg College Water to Thrive is hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake dinner on Friday, Feb. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Parish Hall in Waverly. A free-will donation will be collected; all proceeds will fund a freshwater well in rural Africa. Email wtt@wartburg.edu with questions.

Offices closed — The Business Office and Financial Aid Office will be closed from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Dance Marathon — It's not too late to sign up for Wartburg College Dance Marathon and help raise money for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, a part of Children’s Miracle Network. On March 12, students will stand for 12 hours to honor courageous children going through treatment. Visit our Facebook page to learn more; to sign up, visit our website. Questions? Email wcdm@wartburg.edu.

Phil and Lit – The next winter term meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society is Friday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in the McCoy West room of the Saemann Student Center. Dr. Lynn Brant, emeritus professor of geology, University of Northern Iowa,will present Coal: the Dark Side of My Life. The society meets most Friday afternoons during the academic year for presentations by a colleague in an informal, convivial setting. Beverages and snacks are available.

Silent auction fundraiser for Laura Tull Adams — The Wartburg Student Music Therapy Association will hold a silent auction Feb. 4-6 for 2014 alumna Laura Tull Adams. Laura is currently under critical care in Des Moines following an emergency C-section and diagnosis of acute necrosis of the pancreas. The silent auction will take place on our Facebook page beginning at 12 a.m. Feb. 4; all proceeds will go to Laura and her family. Some items will go to the highest bidder and others will be gifted by the highest bidder to Laura. For more information or to donate items to the auction or to Laura, contact Emma EvansPeck or visit Laura’s GoFundMe page.

Winter professional development — Join us for an upbeat, engaging session focused who you are, who you want to be, and how you can find increased joy and energy through tapping into your unique, most powerful ways to lead and serve. Featured speaker will be Brenda Clark-Hamilton. Students are invited to attend the student session, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in Heritage Ballrooms. 

Dressers for sale — Cost is $15 each, and they can be viewed anytime 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays at the Physical Plant, 305 12th St NW. The dressers must be picked up when payment is made. Contact Ruth Hein with questions.

Bremwood mentors — Become a Mentor at Bremwood Residential Treatment Center by taking one hour a week to visit with a child. Holly Janecke, volunteer coordinator at Bremwood, will be at Wartburg after Midweek Chapel and during the lunch hour on Monday, Feb. 1, with more information about the mentoring program. Click here for more information.

Interview day — Wartburg Career Services is co-sponsoring an interview day for full-time and internship opportunities on Friday, Feb. 19, in Des Moines. Click here to see the companies seeking candidates. To participate, click here to complete the short registration. Then, upload your resume and submit it to every employer you are interested in interviewing with. You must submit your resume before 4 p.m. Feb. 3. If you need assistance preparing your resume or have questions about the registration process, stop by the Pathways Center.

Career, Internship & Graduate Fair — The Winter Career, Internship & Graduate Fair will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in The W's Hall of Champions. Dress for success, polish your resume and meet with potential employers or graduate schools. For more information, contact Jo Dorrance, internship coordinator. The fair is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and the Pathways Center.

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

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Recipes from Home — Alumni, students, staff and faculty are encouraged to share favorite recipes from home to be considered from the 2015-16 Mensa menu. Please email recipes for entrees, ethnic dishes, vegan entrees or sides and desserts to Shelly Geweke, Dining Services nutrition and services advisor, or drop them in the Mensa suggestion box by Monday, Jan. 25. Include your name and contact information. The recipes that are chosen will be taste-tested in Mensa and the student body will vote for their favorites. Dishes that receive good feedback will be considered for next year's Mensa menu. 


Thank a mentor for National Mentoring Month – January is National Mentoring Month. At Wartburg, we recognize the value of mentors in our lives. Recognize a mentor by filling out the “Thank a Mentor” form here until noon on Monday, Jan. 25. Mentors will receive electronic recognition in the afternoon. Please contact TJ Warren, Pathways associate for vocation and mentoring, with any questions. For more information on mentoring at Wartburg, visit here.

Leadership and Service Award nomination — Forms are now available and are due Friday, Feb. 12. Click here to nominate someone for one or more of the following awards: Nobility Award, Outstanding Organization, Outstanding International Senior, Dell Awards for Peace and Justice, Outstanding Organization Service Award, Outstanding Organization Advisor Award, John O. Chellevold, Outstanding Staff Award, Outstanding Academic Advisor. Contact Ashley Lang with any questions.

Crossing Boundaries with German Film  — The German film series Crossing Boundaries with German Film continues with the presentation of Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7:15 p.m. in WBC 116. The film presents the world of Sophie Scholl and other members of the "White Rose" student resistance movement in Hitler’s Germany. Free admission. Open to the public.

Unified Sports Day — Unified Sports Day will be Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in The W's Hoover Fieldhouse. Sign up to volunteer on the following dates: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center (north entrance) and 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader (Hall of Champions); and Thursday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Student Center (north entrance). Contact Monica Severson if you have questions.

University of Iowa Bridge Program — The University of Iowa College of Law is hosting “The Bridge Program," designed to introduce students of color to law school, in Iowa City on Tuesday, Feb. 19, and Wednesday, Feb. 20. Throughout the two-day program, students learn what it’s like to be a law student and factors law schools consider in applications. The College of Law will cover most of the travel expenditures, including hotel rooms and travel cost. For more information on attending, contact Karen Thalacker, pre-law advisor.

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