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The Juice (Student) - March 29

Mail Center update, TEDx exec applications, more!

March 29, 2021

Mail Center update during break

The Mail Center will be closed on Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5, for the break. Mail and packages received by the Waverly Post Office on Friday and Saturday will be processed on Tuesday. Questions, please contact mailroom@wartburg.edu.


Apply for May Term Senate

Use this link to apply for May Term Senate. Applications are due by 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 6.

A mandatory election meeting will be held at 9 p.m. via Zoom on April 6. This meeting will provide information needed for campaigning. Elections will be held April 13 via email. Please reach out to Olivia Hobson by email with any questions.


Juice publishing schedule for next week

Due to Easter Break, next week’s Juice will be sent out Tuesday, April 6. The deadline for items is 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. Contact Juice@wartburg.edu with submissions or questions.


TEDx executive team applications

Are you passionate about TED Talks? We invite you to be in the organizing team! ConnecTED/TEDxWartburgCollege has officially opened executive team applications for 2021-22. Everyone is welcome to apply! The deadline for the application is April 16 at 11:59 p.m. Click this link for the application.


UKnight Day student winners

Thank you, students, for being a big part of a successful UKnight Day last Thursday! Student donors were entered into two raffles for VIP parking near their preferred building. The winners are:

For VIP parking through the end of May Term 2021: Katherine Luers
For VIP parking and no parking fee for the 2021-22 academic year: Lorna Puhl


Congrats to Liz Stange for being the Ultimate Knight in number of donors referred! Liz wins a Homecoming & Family Weekend prize package for 2021.

The Class of 2024 won the "Best in Class" competition with 70 student donors, followed closely by the Class of 2021. Check out uknightday.wartburg.edu to see the leaderboard, the Tagboard and the challenges that were unlocked during the day.


Dining hours over Easter break and Tour Week

Please click on the links to see the Dining Services hours on campus for the upcoming Easter Break (April 2-5) and Tour Week (April 28-May 2).


Service Trips Push Day coming March 30  

Mark your calendars and stay tuned to social media for Service Trips' Push Day on Tuesday, March 30. We will be raising money to support the four trips that will be going out to serve during Tour Week. Stop by The Hub from 6 to 9 p.m. that day to hang out with Sir Victor, get a deal on Service Trips T-shirts and other gear, and pick up your prize incentives from all the money you raise! All are welcome to join in the fun as we reminisce about past service trips and share why we love Wartburg College Service Trips.


The orange bikes are back!

Thanks to recent warm temperatures and melting snow, bikes are now available for checkout at the Vogel Library. To borrow a bike, fill out a user agreement form if you haven’t yet this year. Checkout is for four hours, and bikes need to be returned by dark as they are not equipped to use at night. If a late snow happens, the bikes will be temporarily unavailable due to safety reasons. Stop by the library circulation desk on second floor if you have questions or to check one out and enjoy the fresh spring air with a bike ride!


2021 student summer research fellowships available

Application Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting Monday, April 19, until depletion of funds.

Eligibility: One or more returning students from any department. Applications require authorship by the proposing student and an e-letter of support by the sponsoring faculty member. Fellowship award may include any combination of student stipend, funding for research supplies or equipment, or travel costs for research. Award limit is $3,500 per student. Research conducted in credit courses is not eligible. Contact Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek, director of undergraduate research, with any questions. Program information and application page can be found online at this link.


Graduating seniors: Nominate an inspirational high school teacher

Graduating seniors, did you have a high school teacher who inspired you and contributed to your accomplishment of earning a bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College? If so, please nominate your teacher for the Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year Award. Anyone is eligible, regardless of residence. Winning teachers will receive $500. In addition, a $500 scholarship will be made available to a rising senior from your high school. Submit your nomination at this link by noon Monday, March 29.


Student research: Facial emotion recognition study

Do you want to participate in a student’s research study being conducted on campus? Students will be asked to participate in an online activity that involves matching emotions to pictures of faces. The study will be available on Sona Systems and is expected to take 20-30 minutes. Students will remain anonymous, and they can choose to withdraw from the study at any time. For more information or if you have any questions, contact the primary investigator, Grace Roseen,  or the research advisor, Dr. Andrea Eslick Watkins.


Library spaces: access and inclusivity survey

Has the library ever felt non-welcoming to you according to your ability or identity through experiences with any of its physical aspects? Take this brief survey by April 9 to let us know.


V-Day ‘Hold My Hand’ photo display

V-Day will be displaying the "Hold My Hand" photoshoot March 22-31 on the Luther Hall second floor wall display. The purpose of these photos is to show that toxic masculinity does not hold power over a man's life and all of us will be there to hold a man's hand toward healing, empowerment and gender equality. Please stop by and interact with our photos by scanning the QR codes next to them.


VAC application deadline extended to April 2

The Volunteer Action Center (VAC) will be extending deadlines for applications to join the executive team to April 2. Please use this link to apply. As a VAC employee, you must be able to work 2-3 hours per week; more details at the link. Applications are due by 6 p.m. Friday, April 2, with interviews to be held the following week, depending on availability. Positions available: Office Coordinator and Assistant Director.


Weekday Chapel services

All are welcome at Weekday Chapel services from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Wartburg Chapel. Chapel time is 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. Chapel services are streamed live with Knight Vision, so you can watch from anywhere.

This week's Chapel services:

Monday, March 29: Senior Chapel, Hannah Sprague ’21

Wednesday, March 31: Final Lenten Chapel, Stations of the Cross

No Chapel service on Good Friday, April 2, or Monday, April 5, due to break. Have a joyous Easter!


Sanctuary on Wednesday nights

Sanctuary on Wednesday night is a holy space in the midst of your busy life where you can recharge and renew. Expect a relaxed time of Bible study, fellowship, worship band music, prayers, and communion. All are welcome! Worship begins in the Chapel sanctuary at 9 p.m., come early at 8:45 for snacks.

Upcoming events

Service Trips Push Day
March 30

Easter Break
April 2-5

May Term Senate applications due
April 6

Culture Week
April 6-10

TEDx executive team applications due for 2021-22
April 16

Final Exams/Activities
April 22-27

Tour Week/Break
April 28-May 2

May Term begins
May 3

May 30



Service Trips Rada Cutlery fundraiser

Are you going on a Wartburg College Service Trip this April and want to pay NOTHING out of your own pocket? Are you interested in supporting students on their volunteer Service Trips? Beginning March 15, Wartburg College Service Trips is selling items from Rada Cutlery that will assist students in paying for their volunteer service. This fundraising sale will continue until Friday, April 16. Use this link to place your orders and/or to fundraise for your upcoming trip.


Grad Finale update for May/August grads

The Grad Finale on the calendar for Thursday, March 18, will not be an in-person event this year due to pandemic protocols. Instead, potential graduates for May/August 2021 will receive an email this week with steps to complete for Commencement. The deadline for completion of the first step is Friday, March 26.


Register online for 2021-22 parking

Maximize the chances of being assigned to the parking lot of your choice. Not registering guarantees you’ll be assigned to D Lot. Click here to register starting March 22. You will need to login. If you register correctly, you’ll receive a confirmation email. If you have any problems registering, contact Campus Security or visit the Campus Security Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration will close June 28.


Reminder: Online class registration for 2021-22

To register for classes for the 2021-22 academic year, select the Academics tab from your My.Wartburg home page. Under Registration, use the Course Search or Add/Drop function to select the courses for registration. Documentation of the online registration process and other registration information can be accessed through the Registration Information link on the Registrar’s page.

Online registration is only available during the dates reserved for your current classification. Access to online registration closes for all students at midnight March 31.

Third-Fourth Year: 12 a.m. Monday, March 15, to noon Thursday, March 18; reopens Monday, March 22, to midnight March 31.
Second Year: 12 a.m. Monday, March 22, to midnight Wednesday, March 24: reopens Monday, March 29, to midnight March 31.
First Year: 12 a.m. Monday, March 29, to midnight March 31.

Contact Registrar Sheree Covert with questions.


Winter Term finals update

As you plan for the end of Winter Term, please remember that final exams are scheduled for April 22 and 23 (Thursday and Friday) and April 26 and 27 (Monday and Tuesday). Final exams will be offered in the same modality as the course (face-to-face, hybrid, or online). Faculty members are asked to communicate plans for hybrid course final exams to their students at least one week prior to the exam’s administration.


What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms

Students who are experiencing symptoms should not engage in any campus activities and should contact Noah Campus Health Clinic immediately at 319-352-8436. Students also should contact Cassie Hales (319-352-8260 or cassie.hales@wartburg.edu) to enact a self-isolation or quarantine protocol (e.g. meal delivery, notification of faculty, and contact tracing). Tests are available at Noah Health Clinic on the first floor of The W.


Have you recently tested positive for COVID-19?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning home for the winter break, please send a copy of your test results to covidresponse@wartburg.edu. By having this information on file with the college’s contact tracing team, you will not be required to quarantine should you be exposed to someone who has tested positive for the virus within 90 days of your test.

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