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The Juice (Student) - April 30

 
April 30, 2018
WartburgAlert test Thursday
The emergency notification system for Wartburg College, WartburgAlert, will be tested around noon Thursday, May 3. WartburgAlert is tested, at minimum, once per term. Alerts aren’t automatically sent. You have to register your phone in order to receive them. There is no charge for registering, and you may register up to two numbers for text notification and two numbers for voice phones. You are strongly encouraged to register a SMS number to receive a text, as it is the quickest and most reliable means of notification. To register, log into InfoCenter, select Offices, Safety and Security, then WartburgAlert. If you have problems registering, come to the Campus Security office Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. To verify if you are registered before May 3, send an email to campus.security@wartburg.edu, and we will confirm your registration.
Railroad work closing part of Bremer Avenue
Starting Monday, April 30, Bremer Avenue will close completely in both directions for work on the railroad tracks near the Pizza Hut on the west and at the 12th Street NW intersection on the east. This is expected to take four weeks to complete and should be done by Memorial Day weekend. Wilson Avenue (north of Bremer Avenue) will also be closed at the railroad tracks, so the north detour traffic must use Fifth Avenue NW. South detour traffic must use Second Avenue SW or 10th Avenue SW. Click here to see a map of the closure and the recommended alternate routes to campus.ac.
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Join the WCDM11 team 
Apply to be a morale captain for Wartburg College Dance Marathon 11. For more information or to apply, click here. The application deadline is Friday, May 4, at 5 p.m.
Showing of El Silencio de Neto
The Slife Professorship in Humanities, together with the Cinemas of Latin America class, will host a showing of the film El Silencio de Neto on Monday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m., in SC 102. The Guatemalan film by Luis Argueta has won many awards, including Best Film at the New York Latino Film Festival. Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Club, and SALSA will be co-sponsoring the event and providing snacks. There will be an open discussion following the film, and everyone is welcome to participate. (No Spanish background is required to attend the film or discussion). Direct questions to Dr. Zak Montgomery or Jessica Mueller.
Weekly security update
Core drilling has continued in Lohe and Grossmann halls this week. Clinton Hall Cat 6 cabling has been completed. Contractors are working on installing racks in Founders Hall. The college has received the second quote for installing the door locks. Once we verify they can be left in “unlocked” mode until the wireless network is installed, installation will proceed. Go to the Security Update on the InfoCenter to see previous reports.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
VAC May Day of Service 
The VAC will be hosting a May Day of Service on Tuesday, May 15, with a rain date on Wednesday, May 16. Service will include helping plant trees, planting annuals, splitting perennials, mulching, and other outdoor work. There will be two shifts, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. If you would like to participate, sign up here by Friday, May 11. 
Mail forwarding 
The Mail Center reminds you to please check your mailbox before you leave campus for the summer. Mail forwarding will start May 29 unless you have contacted us to ask to start earlier, but not all mail can be forwarded. Items unable to be forwarded may be assumed abandoned and disposed of. If you are permanently leaving campus, we advise that you take a moment and remove your Wartburg address from your online shipping accounts – it will save you headaches later!
Keep your mailbox open during summer
Are you staying on campus or in Waverly this summer? Your campus mailbox can stay open, but you do need to notify the Mail Center that you wish to keep receiving mail at your campus box. Students who do not request to keep their box open for the summer will have their mail forwarded. Email mailroom@wartburg.edu with requests to keep your campus mailbox open for the summer.
Campus landscaping and tree removal
The Landscape and Natural Resource Committee would like to let the campus community know about upcoming work. To prepare the area in the center of Afton Manors for a more natural, sustainable, low-maintenance prairie planting, we must kill all the vegetation. The grounds crew will conduct a controlled spraying of this area, as weather allows. The seed will be planted shortly after. Waverly Utilities needs to remove the four trees east of the Operations & Maintenance Office building that are reaching the electrical lines above. The utility is providing certificates for replacement trees, which will be used to develop a learning area for biology faculty. Direct questions to anne.duncan@wartburg.edu.
Camps Policy changes 
The Business Office has recently reviewed and revised its Camps Policy. If your department or organization will be hosting a camp, we strongly encourage you to review the policy in depth. The policy is posted on the Business Office website here. Changes to the policy include procedures for processing:
• Student Employee Wages
• Faculty and Staff Wages
• Vendor and Contracted Labor Payments
Also, as a reminder, the policy outlines the responsibility of the department or organization hosting the camp to work with the vice president for administration to ensure that the camp is insured appropriately. Direct questions about the policy to Tracy Rucker, controller, 352-8238.
Summer storage for out-of-state students 
The Student Life Office is piloting a summer storage program for returning out-of-state students. Wartburg faculty and staff volunteers will store items for students over the summer break, free of charge. Certain conditions apply, and you must arrange to your own transportation to and from the storage facility. This is a trial program and is currently only available to students who reside out of state. Contact Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life for more information. 
Recycle items when moving out
For students who are moving out after finals, donation stations located in the residence hall lounges will be collecting a variety of items such as clothes, room décor, bedding, housewares, and unopened hygiene items. If you are donating appliances that will not fit in the bins (lofts, furniture, carpets, electronics, appliances), please place them outside next to the dumpsters. The Sustainability Office will also be accepting packaged and canned non-perishable goods, as well as perishable foods, which we will make available for students who may be here after finals. Contact Anne Duncan.
Mail forwarding for May Term
If you are NOT on campus for May Term and would like your mail forwarded, please email mailroom@wartburg.edu to add your name to the forwarding list. Summer forwarding will start May 29. Be sure to check your forwarding address in the Directory in InfoCenter, and submit any address changes or updates to the Registrar’s Office.
Senior art exhibit 

The Wartburg senior art and design students have their art projects in a group exhibition through May 27 in Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Students exhibited are:

  • Michael Benson, graphic design
  • Suwanna Mabangklu, art and graphic design
  • Mlungisi Ncube, art with mathematics major
  • Suusen Ng, art and graphic degisn
  • Makenzie Thorson, graphic design

The gallery is open daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Direct questions to Johanna Kramer-Weston, 319-352-8386.

May Term Senate election results
May Term Senate elections concluded Friday night. Students who have been elected are: 
Ashlee Henderson
Courtney Moser
Maddy Carroll
Kimberley Strobel 
Kaylee Micheal
Lexi Retz
Brittany Strause
Devin Eby 
Upcoming Events

May Term begins
April 30

Screening of El Silencio de Neto
May 14

VAC May Day of Service
May 15

Commencement
May 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.


TO SUBMIT AN ITEM
The deadline for submissions each week is 4 p.m. Thursday. Send items to juice@wartburg.edu. Please keep your submitted item short—no longer than one paragraph—and let us know if your item is for students, faculty/staff, or both audiences. Direct questions or comments to Stephanie Boeding, Marketing & Communication, at ext. 8760.

 
SPIRITUAL LIFE & CAMPUS MINISTRY
 
Sanctuary during May Term
Sanctuary on Wednesdays will be the only service offered on campus during May Term. Join us in the Chapel Commons (basement) for snacks at 8:45 p.m. and a service at 9 p.m. All are welcome!
Looking ahead to 2018-19
Anyone interested in choosing scripture or hymns or sharing a message in 2018-19 should contact Pam Moss

Students who are interested in serving as an assisting minister in 2018-19 should contact Pam Moss
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Kailas Kokare ’17, a cross country runner at Wartburg, placed second (behind his friend and roommate) in the Cherry Creek Sneak 10-Miler, as reported by the Denver Post.

Ed Scharlau ’61 helped found Water to Thrive, a nonprofit that builds wells that provide clean water to rural communities in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Tanzania. The organization celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and expects to build its 1,000th well, as reported by the Austin American-Statesman.

Wartburg College has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in the organization’s most recent round of funding. The two-phase grant, valued at $165,276, will allow the college to create an online catalog of the more than 28,000 audiovisual items in the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, which is owned by and housed at the college.

The Department of Religion and Philosophy will induct Allison Maybee, Sierra Mastin, Alexis Swain, Kathryn Linthicum, and Alisha Ungs into the Alpha Epsilon Theta Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa on Tuesday, April 17.  

Civil rights leader F.D. Reese, who was awarded an honorary degree from the college in 2006, died April 5 in Atlanta, as reported by the Montgomery Advertiser. 

Wartburg students Sulibeth Velez, Hunter Baldus, Grace Byram, Alexies Esotto, and Jacob Hodge competed as finalists in the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center Values and Ventures
Business Plan Competition at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, April 6 and 7. The team developed its business plan under the guidance of Dr. Allan Bernard, professor of business administration, and was sponsored by Wartburg graduate Michael Murphy ’89.
 
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