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The Juice (Students) - Nov. 27

 
Nov. 27, 2017
What's YOUR wicked problem?
Wartburg College is facilitating the first Wicked Problems Poster Challenge. Gather your friends, or tackle a problem on your own. Find out more at www.wartburg.edu/incubator. You could win start-up money to help make your idea a reality! The deadline for poster submissions is Jan. 15, 2018, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Direct questions to Kristin Teig Torres.
Holiday Shoppe gifts 

This holiday season, please consider giving a gift to a child in need by participating in Holiday Shoppe. Around campus are trees with ornaments describing gifts for children across the Cedar Valley. Simply take an ornament, purchase a gift, and return the gift underneath the tree with the ornament attached. This is an easy way to make a big impact, and you can do it as an individual, with a group of friends, or as an organization. Gifts need to be returned by Dec. 3, and they will be given to families Dec. 4-5. Direct questions to audrey.list@wartburg.edu or tammy.faux@wartburg.edu.

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Winter bicycle storage begins Nov. 27
Campus Security offers free winter storage for bicycles. Details follow:
  • Bicycles must be registered with Wartburg College. Students can register their bikes when they turn them in for storage.
  • Storage begins Monday, Nov. 27.
  • Storage is free.
  • Bicycles are dropped off and retrieved from the Campus Security Office. Bikes are stored off campus.
  • Bicycles may be retrieved around the middle of March. Campus Security will contact students who store their bikes when they can retrieve them.
  • Bicycles will not be available for check out during the winter if there is a warming trend.
  • Specific questions may be directed to campus.security@wartburg.edu.
Academic calendar update
The 2018-19 Academic Calendar has been approved and is now available online. In response to student input, the academic year will begin before Labor Day (with Labor Day as a class day), allowing students a full week off at Thanksgiving in 2018. The 2019-20 academic calendar will continue with a weeklong break at Thanksgiving, but because of when Labor Day and Thanksgiving fall in 2019, it is possible to complete the number of academic days needed without starting school before Labor Day.
New podcast from President Colson
Check out From the President, a new podcast from President Darrel Colson. These podcasts allow President Colson to speak about topics important to the college and higher education in general, along with some general topics the president is frequently asked to discuss. The first podcast is titled Lutheran Higher Education and Being Called to Wartburg College.
Davis Projects for Peace 
Students with an interest in supporting and encouraging peace throughout the world should consider developing a Project for Peace. Project proposals should be creative, engaging, meaningful, and measurable. In addition, the selected Wartburg project will be implemented during summer 2018 and given $10,000 of funding/reward. An informal meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the McCoy rooms. The deadline for the project is Jan. 15, 2018. For more information, contact Kristin Teig Torres or visit the Student Life Office. Click here to learn more about the Davis Projects for Peace.
Be part of Candlelight Vespers on Dec. 10
Candlelight Vespers will be Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., in the Wartburg Chapel. Please contact the SLCM Office if you or your group is interested in providing music during this service. This may be vocal or instrumental music selections.
Students’ artwork featured in exhibition

Six Wartburg students have had artworks accepted into the Cedar Valley Biennial Juried Art Exhibition, open Dec. 5 through Feb. 11, 2018, in the Law-Reddington Gallery at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the center, 225 Commercial St. Students selected for this exhibition include:

  • Angelica Bentley, The Hallow Man, oil on canvas
  • Angeline Neo, My Professor’s Office, oil on canvas
  • Michael Benson, Reflection, digital photography
  • Adeboye Olaniyan, Through the Wall of Time, digital photography
  • Adeboye Olaniyan, The Glory Upon, digital photography
  • Mlungisi Ncube, Sikelemu, linocut
  • Haley Harms, Hailey’s Comet, graphic design, digital art

For more information, contact Johanna Kramer-Weston, Wartburg art gallery director, or visit the Waterloo Center for the Arts.

5 Days of Christmas at The Wartburg Store

Save big at The Wartburg Store Dec. 4-8 during our 5 Days of Christmas sale event. Each day brings new ways to save on gifts for family, friends and even yourself! Also, receive a free reusable holiday tote with every $50 you spend.

  • Monday: 20 percent off drinkware
  • Tuesday: B1G1 50 percent off sweatshirts
  • Wednesday: Select tees 2 for $22 & 20 percent off hats
  • Thursday: 20 percent off coloring books and board games
  • Friday: 20 percent off Nike and Under Armour
Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar 
The final Math, Computer Science & Physics Department Seminar of 2017 will be Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 11:30 a.m., in SC 134. Tom Schiffer ’18 and Seth Jobes-Ryan ’19 will share their personal experiences as interns at Transamerica and Sammons Financial Group, respectively, in their presentation titled The Actuarial Profession. All are invited. Refreshments will be provided.
Phil & Lit Society
The next meeting of the Wartburg Philosophical and Literary Society will be Friday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m., in McCoy West. The speakers will be Kim Folkers, associate professor of marketing, and Fred Waldstein, professor of political science and director of the Institute for Leadership Education. The title of their talk is AmFam: Exploring Leadership from the Inside Out.
Nov. 28 Table Talk: Reforming Education
Students, staff and faculty are invited to a table talk on “Reforming Education: How Might Reformation Thinking Inform K-12 Educational Change Today?” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Chapel Commons. Bring your lunch and just show up! 
Water to Thrive soup dinner 
Wartburg Water to Thrive will sponsor a soup dinner Sunday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The dinner is free; however, donations are accepted. All donations will go toward the funding of a well.
Physical therapy conference
Students interested in physical therapy as a career are invited to attend the Physical Therapy as Your Future: From Application to Practice conference Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at the Medical Education & Research Facility at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City. It is being sponsored by the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa. The cost is $20 per person, which includes lunch. To register or for more information, click here. The registration deadline is Jan. 8.
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
CHATS conversation
Join Dean Kittle and Pastor Ramona for Wartburg CHATS, Tuesday, Nov. 28, from noon to 12:45 p.m., in the McCoy Rooms. Be part of a safe, respectful, and open conversation about topics that matter to you. There is no commitment, no homework, and no agenda. You may bring your lunch. Contact Jennifer Onuigbo in Student Life with any questions.
Study Abroad photo contest voting
The Study Abroad Office invites students and faculty/staff to vote in the annual Study Abroad photo contest. The 46 submissions can be viewed on the walls outside the Den. Voting ballots are across from the photos in the Student Life Office. Each student or faculty/staff member may only vote once for one photo, and you will then be entered into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to The Wartburg Store. Voting ends Friday, Dec. 1.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship deadline 
Sophomore or junior STEM students with prior research experience and top grades are reminded of the Dec. 1 deadline to complete the initial online application for a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Only those seeking a career in research should apply, as those seeking positions in health care are not eligible. If you have questions, contact Gloria Campbell
Saint Elizabeth Week award winners

Thank you to students, faculty and staff members who participated in nominating dedicated individuals of the Wartburg community who exemplify the Wartburg mission statement with their dedication to service and leadership.

  • Pastor Larry Trachte Award
    The award will be given to faculty and staff members who embody Pastor Trachte’s enthusiasm, support, involvement, dedication and overall commitment to Wartburg’s mission of service.
    Nominees: Dr. Michael Bechtel, Dr. Jeffcoat-Schedtlef, Dr. Penni Pier, Dr. LeAnn Faidley
    Award winners: Dr. Craig Hancock, Tony Smith, Jennifer Onuigbo
  • St. Elizabeth Award for Service
    The award is given to students who exemplify an outstanding dedication to service and living the mission of Wartburg College.
    Nominees: Peter Brennan, Katie Linthicum, Michelle Lackner, Ian Coon, Zane Strawser
    Award winners: Andrea Leisinger, Jocelyn Keller, Kennedy Haut
STEM internships in Germany – no German required 
Are you a science or engineering major? Want to intern in Germany? Then check out the RISE Germany summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada, and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and engineering. RISE Germany offers unique opportunities for students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of three months during the summer. RISE Germany interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities and research institutes provide housing assistance. Applications are due Dec. 15. For more information, click here. If you have questions, contact Dr. Daniel Walther.
Upcoming Events

CHATS conversation
Nov. 28

Table Talk: Reforming Education 📚
Nov. 28

Festival of Trees 🎄
Nov. 29-Dec. 14

Study Abroad photo contest voting ends 📷
Dec. 1

Christmas with Wartburg 🎄
Dec. 1-3

Habitat for Humanity Service Saturday 🔨
Dec. 2

Wartburg football Elite Eight game @ UW-Oshkosh 🏈
Dec. 2

Holiday Shoppe gift deadline 🎁
Dec. 2

December Commencement 🎓
Dec. 10

Candlelight Vespers 
Dec. 10

Water to Thrive soup dinner
Dec. 10

MLK Day of Service 👐
Jan. 15
 
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
 
Habitat for Humanity service opportunity
We have an upcoming build Dec. 2. Volunteers interested can e-mail habitat@wartburg.edu or register at the link found on Wartburg's Habitat for Humanity Facebook page.
Bible study on Thursdays
Join a new Bible study every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Chapel Tower Room with Pastor Ramona Bouzard and Pastor Brian Beckstrom. The Gospel of Mark will be the topic. There is no reading required before the study, but please bring your Bible along (digital or otherwise).
Weekday Chapel services

Weekday services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel. They are 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. It’s a great time to put regular worship on your schedule. This week’s Weekday Chapel looks like this:

  • Monday, Nov. 27 – Dr. Kristin Wendland ’00, visiting assistant professor of religion
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Todd Vandenbark, information literacy and technology librarian for Vogel Library
  • Friday, Dec. 1 – Julie Breutzmann, applications systems analyst for ITS
  • Sunday, Dec. 3 – Pastor Brian Beckstrom
  • Monday, Dec. 4 – Miranda Fober ’18
     
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
The football team set a singe-game playoff record for points in its 49-7 rout of Trine University in the second round of the NCAA playoffs, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The coaching style of University of South Dakota's Bob Nielson ’82 was featured in the Argus Leader as his team prepares for the school's first FCS playoff berth.

Matt Sacia ’19 is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2017 Gagliardi Trophy, presented to the most outstanding football player in Division III, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

No. 1-ranked wrestler Cross Cannone ’19 pinned No. 2 Jimmy Davis at the Concordia University Wisconsin Open, as reported by the Trumbull Times

Eli Kaczinski ’18 earned All-American status with a 35th place finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. The men's team finished 20th overall, while the women's team placed 22nd.

The football team beat Franklin, 35-34, in the first round of the NCAA playoffs, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

The wrestling team is favored to win its 14th national championship, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Ross Naylor ’13 and his brother are embarking on a six-month, 20,000-mile motorcycle ride from Iowa to South America to raise money for the World Riders Association, as reported by the Des Moines Register and WHO-TV

The 70th annual Christmas with Wartburg celebration was featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. 
 
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