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The Juice (Student) - April 6

Award nominations, summer employment opportunities

April 6, 2021

Leadership and Service Award nominations

Leadership and Service Award nomination forms are available and due by Monday, April 19. Click here to nominate someone you know for one or more of the following awards:

Nobility Award
Debbie Heida Award
Outstanding Organization
Outstanding International Senior
Dell Awards for Peace and Justice
Peacemaker Award
Outstanding Organization Service Award
Outstanding Organization Adviser Award

The awards ceremony will be Tuesday, May 11, in the Chapel, in conjunction with the National Society of Leadership & Success induction of new members. A live stream will be made available. Direct questions to lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu.


Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19?

If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please send a photo or scan of your vaccination card to covidresponse@wartburg.edu so that it can be placed on file. Individuals who provide proof of full vaccination would not be required to quarantine if they were deemed exposed to COVID.


ETK has big news this week

Get ready for a LARGE announcement from ETK later this week! Follow our Instagram account for the latest updates.


Senior Exhibit 2021 begins Thursday

Wartburg College’s Senior Exhibit 2021 will showcase works from four senior students beginning Thursday, April 8, in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. No formal reception for this exhibit will be held, but guests are invited to explore the show during daily open hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Featured artists will be seniors:

Bergan Blommers, Manchester; art education and graphic design majors
Sam Madson, Omaha, Nebraska; graphic design major
Lydia Revier, Owatonna, Minnesota; graphic design and international relations majors
Emma Williams, Osage; graphic design and fine arts majors

The gallery is located on the first floor of the Bachman Fine Arts Center. All patrons must adhere to Wartburg’s COVID-19 mitigation policies by wearing a mask and maintaining a safe social distance while viewing artwork. Guests are also invited to join the gallery on Instagram (@waldemarschmidtgallery) for exclusive exhibition information and gallery content.


Bergan Blommers artwork


ASA Executive Team applications open

The Asian Student Association is opening executive team applications for 2021-22! If you have genuine interest in Asian cultures and want to help spread it on campus, click this link to apply for one or more positions on the team. Everyone, Asian or not, is welcome to apply! The deadline is Sunday, April 18, at 11:55 p.m. Contact asa@wartburg.edu with questions or concerns.


Participate in student study: The Effects of Color on Memory for Text

Help us research techniques that have potential to improve studying! In this study you will read a short nonfiction passage, complete multiplication problems, and then you will be asked to recall what you remember from the passage. Then, you will repeat this process two more times with two additional passages. This study will take you about 60 minutes to complete. To participate, please go to wartburg.sona-sytems.com and look for “The Effect of Color on Memory for Text (Mayne).” If you have any questions, please contact Kendall Mayne.


Summer student employment opportunities

Check out Handshake, Wartburg’s online job board, to view and apply for summer student employment opportunities. Summer jobs in Admissions, Alumni Office, Maintenance, Pathways Center, and at The W are currently posted. If you have questions regarding student employment, please contact studentemployment@wartburg.edu.

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:

Wednesday, April 7: Service led by Accelerated Ministry Program students
Friday, April 9: Culture Week Senior Chapel, Becky Amaro '21


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

May Term Senate applications due
April 6

Culture Week
April 6-10

Senior Exhibit 2021 begins in art gallery
April 8

TEDx executive team applications due for 2021-22
April 16

Leadership and Service Award nominations due
April 19

Final Exams/Activities
April 22-27

Tour Week/Break
April 28-May 2

May Term begins
May 3

May 30



Mail Center update

Mail and packages received by the Waverly Post Office on Friday and Saturday during the break will be processed today. 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.


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.


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.


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.


UKnight Day student winners

Thank you, students, for being a big part of a successful UKnight Day on March 25! 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.


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.



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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