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Wartburg News
04/10/2017

The Juice (Students) - April 10


 
April 10, 2017
Student employee wages 

Effective June 1, the Wartburg College Student Employment program will require all student employees to deposit their wages directly into their bank account, set up a Student Payroll Deduction Agreement to have wages applied to their tuition account, or arrange a combination of these two options. This change is part of the college’s expense-reduction efforts as well as a way in which we can adapt more sustainable practices.

 
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Next week's Juice
Due to Easter Break, next week's Juice will publish on Tuesday, April 18. The deadline to submit items is 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12.
Celebration and blessing worship service
Take time to celebrate and bless faculty and staff members who will be retiring or completing years of service to Wartburg on Monday, April 10, at 10:15 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel. Festeburg will provide special music. Following worship, treats will be provided in the narthex. Years of service anniversaries will be recognized May 26.  
New deadline for photos
The college is seeking new student photographs to replace those hanging in the student center outside The Den. Photo submissions should fit into one of these five categories: Spirit, Beauty (picturesque photographs of campus), Campus Life, Service, and Organizations/Co-Curriculars. Submitted photos should:

  • Be a minimum of 5MB or larger, with 9MB or higher preferred. Do not alter the dimensions/size of the original photo. Photos that can not be printed at a high quality will be eliminated from consideration.
  • Be submitted as a jpg, tiff (no layers) or a psd (no layers).
  • Have a file name that includes the student's name and category (FirstLast_Category.jpg)

There is no limit on submissions. Use www.wetransfer.com to send photos to Julie.drewes@wartburg.edu or stop by the Marketing & Communication Office (LH 106) with a flash drive before noon on Friday, April 14. A panel will select the top photos from each category, which will then be placed on Facebook where the Wartburg community will be able to select their favorite.

Documentary premieres on RICE Day
Compound Productions will present Counter Currents on RICE Day, Tuesday, April 11, at 1:30 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium. Counter Currents is a short, student-produced documentary about water quality in Iowa. All are invited and encouraged to attend this free event. The Compound Productions team includes Michael Bowden, Dani Gordon, Jesse Kielman, Jesse Smith, Calyn Thompson, and Molly Zmudka.
UKnight Day participation skyrockets 
Our campus truly UKnighted on March 30, as we raised more than $110,000 and demolished Wartburg’s one-day participation record! Among the 1,416 UKnight Day donors were 138 faculty and staff and 219 students, which represent a 71 percent increase in campus givers from last year. Thank you for all that you do on UKnight Day and every day to make Wartburg the finest in the East or West!
May Term Senate 
Would you like to be a part of planning Outfly, discuss student issues, and deliberate on general Senate proceedings? Click here to apply to be on May Term Senate. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. Direct questions to naomi.alene@wartburg.edu.
Service trip, Wartburg West blessing 
Join us as we bless service trip and Wartburg West participants during the Sanctuary worship service Wednesday, April 12, 9 p.m., in Chapel Commons (basement). Come by at 8:45 for snacks and conversation.
Congrats to Gremmels Fellowship recipient
Taylor Yezek ’12 is this year’s recipient of the Bob Gremmels Graduate Fellowship. Yezek is pursuing a master’s degree in strategic communication at the University of Iowa. The fellowship awards a $9,000 stipend in honor of the remarkable legacy of leadership and service provided to the college by Gremmels, professor emeritus of journalism, and is made possible through the generosity of Harold P. ’58 and Grace A. ’61 Kurtz.
Student employment forms 
Direct deposit forms and Student Payroll Deduction Agreements can be picked up in the Student Employment Office, Luther Hall 212, or found on our website. Completed forms should be submitted to the Student Employment Office by their respective deadlines. Questions regarding this change can be directed to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, studentemployment@wartburg.edu or 319-352-8350.
Tour Week hiking trip 
During Tour Week, Wartburg Outdoors will travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Mammoth Cave National Park. The group will visit Abrams Falls, the Appalachian Trail, and Clingmans Dome while in the Great Smoky Mountains. The trip will include day hiking and camping. Cost of the trip is $400. If you are interested in participating in the trip, the registration deadline is Tuesday, April 11. Email elle.gadient@wartburg.edu to register or for more information.
Leadership opportunity for high school juniors
The Institute for Leadership Education seeks high school juniors interested in expanding their leadership skills and service experiences through the 2017-18 High School Leadership Institute. Selected high school juniors will:
  • Attend a leadership institute at Wartburg June 25- July 1 or at Wartburg West in Denver, Colo., July 31-Aug. 5 (focus on sustainability).
  • Learn leadership theory and practice leadership skills.
  • Participate in service opportunities in the community. 
  • Develop a service project to implement in their own community during their senior year.

If you know of current juniors who would benefit from HSLI, please forward this information to them, or email their contact information to hsli@wartburg.edu. For more information about HSLI, click here.

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Senior Exhibit 2017
Join us for a reception honoring four Wartburg senior art and design students as they present their culminating art projects Tuesday, April 11, 7-9 p.m., in Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Students being honored are:
  • Nicole Lettau, art and graphic design
  • Julia Ratekin, art and graphic design
  • Natalee Hayungsgraphic design
  • Katie Bender, graphic design

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Featured artwork will remain on display through May 28. The gallery is open daily, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Direct questions to Johanna Kramer-Weston, 319-352-8386.

Tax deadline is April 18
The Mail Center reminds faculty, staff, and students that the deadline to file federal income taxes this year is April 18. The Mail Center can guarantee a postmark with the April 18 date until 3:30 p.m. April 18. After that time, returns should be taken to the Waverly Post Office, 124 Second St. SE, in order to receive the correct postmark.
Bremer Avenue construction begins
The first stage of the long-term Bremer Avenue construction project has begun. The Bremer Avenue bridge near downtown will be closed to all pedestrian traffic. The Rail Trail bridge will be open for pedestrians to cross the river. Click here to see more information about parking and road closures for the project, and follow the City of Waverly Facebook page to stay up to date with ongoing construction along Bremer Avenue. 
Staff changes in Student Life Office
Helen Leong, director of international student services, served her last day at Wartburg on April 1. Jennifer Onuigbo, office coordinator for Student Life, will serve as the interim director through June 9. The search process has begun and review of applications will begin April 28. Direct questions to Dan Kittle or Jennifer Onuigbo.
Mail Center closed for Easter break
The Wartburg College Mail Center will be closed Friday, April 14, and Monday, April 17, for the college’s Easter break. The window will reopen Tuesday, April 18, at 9 a.m.
Far From Health premieres April 11 
Prism Productions, a group in the Journalism and Communication Department’s capstone course, is premiering its documentary, Far From Health, on Tuesday, April 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. The premiere is part of RICE Day. The documentary is about the medically indigent, or those who can’t afford any type of health insurance. Members of Prism Productions are Lucas Wendland, Megan Bridgewater, Alyssa Kozak, Alex Gheysens, Tyler Metcalf, and Olivia Jansen.
Dining hours over Easter Break
Click here for Dining Services’ Easter Break hours, April 13-17. Normal dining hours will resume Tuesday, April 18. 

See past announcements
Visit the InfoCenter to see previous editions of The Juice for details on the following:
  • New shuttle program for student travel
  • Websites to bookmark
  • New way to make maintenance requests
  • KnightVision streaming schedule
Upcoming Events

Celebration and blessing service 
April 10

RICE Day 
April 11

Senior art exhibit reception 
April 11

Service trip and Wartburg West blessing 
April 12

Tour Week 
April 23-30

Commencement 
May 28

Online parking
registration deadline

June 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
 
Weekday Chapel services this week
Weekday Chapel services are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:15-10:35 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. The service is an opportunity to gather with students, faculty, and staff to reflect on God and faith. Upcoming speakers:
  • Monday, April 10, celebration and blessing of faculty and staff retiring or completing years of service to Wartburg; music by Festeburg
  • Wednesday, April 12, Lenten Chapel – Pastor Ramona Bouzard
  • Friday, April 14: Good Friday – No Chapel service
Prayer requests
We invite you to write a prayer request to be included during our Wednesday Lenten chapels. The prayer request stations are located on the baptismal font in the narthex and on the hymnal cart on the balcony level.
Senior Chapel sign-up 
Juniors, consider sharing yourself with the Wartburg community through a senior chapel. The sign-up sheet is located in the Chapel narthex or email kathy.liddle@wartburg.edu.
No Sunday worship 
There will be no Sunday worship service April 16 due to Easter Break and next Sunday, April 23, due to Tour Week break.
 
EDUCATION/JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
 
Apply now for new student employment opportunities
Both 2017 summer and 2017-18 academic year position openings are now being posted to Knightlink. Like and follow us on Facebook at Wartburg College Student Employment to easily see what new job openings are being posted as they become available.
Gone for May Term?
If you will be off-campus during May Term, please consider making arrangements early to ensure you receive your May 15 wages (payment for April work hours). Students are encouraged to either sign up for Direct Deposit to their bank account OR for the Payroll Deduction Agreement to their tuition account. The respective forms are available here or in the Business Office, Luther Hall 212. 
See openings on Knightlink
Student employment positions are available on Knightlink. Questions regarding these positions or Knightlink can be directed to Abbie Raum, student employment coordinator, at 352-8350.
Urban Studies internships
The Urban Studies Program in Des Moines is taking applications now for internships that are a part of the program. Please contact Jo Dorrance for details.
 
WARTBURG IN THE NEWS
 
Eric Keller was named the d3wrestle.com National Coach of the Year, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Ben Bogard '16 talked about his experience working as a video fellow at Buzzfeed and showing his film, The Art of Hope, at the Sundance Film Festival with the Post-Bulletin.

Taylor Anderson ’99 was named the director of the Iowa Hall of Pride effective Aug. 1, as reported by the Des Moines Register.

The results of the men's and women's indoor track and field teams at the NCAA DIII nationals was reported in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
 
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