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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - April 12

Swag sale, well-being program 🍎

April 12, 2021

On-campus vaccine clinic on April 16

The college has secured another 300 doses of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) single-dose vaccine (approved for those 18 and older) for members of the Wartburg community on Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The vaccines will be administered by HyVee in Levick Arena (enter the building on the campus side and proceed up the stairs to the Levick Arena concourse where additional signage and volunteers will guide you through the process).

Click here to sign up

An insurance card IS NOT required to obtain this vaccine. All individuals must wait in the arena at least 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine, so please plan accordingly. This clinic is meant for the Wartburg faculty, staff, and students only. Please do not share this link with others. If you have questions, email covidresponse@wartburg.edu.

Volunteers needed for ETK Large Group on May 6

ETK is excited to announce that our Large Event artist coming to campus on May 6 is Eli Young Band! This event will be outdoors and have pod-style seating and required masks for all in order to create the safest environment possible for all attendees. We need the help of faculty and staff to put on a successful and safe event for Wartburg students! Click here for more details about the different volunteer options and to sign up. As a volunteer, you will receive a free T-shirt, free face mask, and a free meal. At this time, the event is only open to students. There will be no community tickets sold for the event. Please contact etk@wartburg.edu with questions.


Kim Sprain retirement in ITS

Congratulations to Kim Sprain, Business Analyst in ITS, as he retires April 30 after 10 years of employment with Wartburg College.


Free Essentrics classes begin today

The W will be hosting a free Essentrics fitness class every Monday, from April 12 through May 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in The W’s multi-purpose room. Essentrics is a dynamic, full-body workout suitable for all fitness levels that combines stretching and strengthening while engaging all 650 muscles. This class will increase flexibility and mobility for a healthy, toned, and pain-free body. Direct any questions to clay.cook@wartburg.edu.


Wartburg swag garage sale Thursday

Need some more Wartburg SWAG and want to support a good cause? Check out the Wartburg SWAG garage sale on Thursday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students UKnight and other student organizations will be out in the entrance of the student center selling old “Beat Luther” shirts, Homecoming shirts, event shirts and other Wartburg merchandise. You just never know what you will find! All shirts will be just $5 on a first come, first served basis; sizes and quantity of shirt are limited. Money raised from Students UKnight merchandise will go to support their upcoming service trip to Chicago over Tour Week!


HealthPartners Well-Being Program and Health Risk Assessment

The College recently rolled out the HealthPartners Health Risk Assessment (HRA). This is free to Wartburg College employees and spouses who are insured through HealthPartners. This is a voluntary program, designed for employees to recognize areas of improvement; it also allows HealthPartners to get a better sense of our overall group health and can target certain educational programs (diabetes, for example) if our group appears more at risk. Click here for log-on and registration information.

**The employee's/spouse's individual data is confidential, and Wartburg will not have access to it. Wartburg will only get aggregate data.**

Once the HRA is complete, employees will have a better idea of areas they want to improve on. The system will unlock relevant Well-Being activities based on their known health needs and interests. Examples include: smoking or vaping cessation, step challenges, and healthy eating challenges.


Participation Incentives

If you completed the HRA assessment by April 1, you will get a free Wartburg T-shirt!

Additional incentives can be won, too! Any participants who complete a Well-Being activity by Nov. 1 will be entered into a drawing for the following: free massage at The W, free specialty class at The W, Kwik Star gift card, The Den gift card, or The Wartburg Store gift card, to name a few (items are taxed).

Meet Winter Term new staff

The list of new hires during Winter Term 2021 has been posted to the InfoCenter at this link.


Helgevold to speak at AAUW meeting Thursday

Dr. Abbylynn Helgevold, professor of ethics, philosophy, and religion at Wartburg, will speak to the Wartburg chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m. Her talk, "Ethics, Sex, and Consent on Campus," will be available to faculty, staff, students and the general public via Zoom. Please email Kim Folkers for the Zoom link.


Late Knight Study Breakfast volunteers still needed  

The Late Knight Study Breakfast for students in the Mensa will be held on Wednesday, April 21, starting at 10 p.m. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help serve this traditional meal. As with the Outfly breakfast, Dining Services will offer take-out meals for students who prefer that option while observing social distancing and safety protocols for all diners and volunteers. Please contact Shelly Geweke via email or x8303 by Wednesday, April 14, if you can help. Thanks for your assistance with this special Wartburg tradition.


Student Senate updates

Congratulations to those appointed to serve on the 2021-22 Student Senate Executive Team:

Academic Ombudsperson – Eric Recker
Administrative Ombudsperson – Bryce Butler
Executive Assistant for Diversity – Carrington Bush
Public Relations Director – Mila Iushkova


Students can become Faith in the Vaccine ambassadors

A select cohort of Wartburg College student leaders will work in their home and/or chosen communities, particularly faith communities, throughout the summer months to advocate for and educate about the COVID vaccine. Vaccine hesitancy remains an issue in many places, for many reasons, and we need you to leverage your existing connections to spread faith in the vaccine. If you are interested in earning $1,500 for your service and leadership in this bridge-building role, contact Dr. Caryn Riswold as soon as possible for more information about this opportunity, funded and offered in partnership with the Interfaith Youth Core. Training begins in May, and the cohort will be selected before the end of April. Click here for more information.


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, April 12: Easter Celebration

Wednesday, April 14: Service led by Accelerated Ministry Program students

Friday, April 16: Senior Chapel, Aurion Redding '21


Upcoming events

Free Essentrics fitness classes
April 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17

STAS meeting
April 14

Wartburg swag garage sale
April 15

AAUW meeting with guest Dr. Helgevold
April 15

On-campus vaccine clinic
April 16

Leadership and Service Award nominations due
April 19

Late Knight Study Breakfast
April 21

Final Exams/Activities
April 22-27

Tour Week
April 28-May 2

May Term begins
May 3

ETK Large Event: Eli Young Band
May 6

May 30


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.


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.


Senior Exhibit 2021 now in art gallery

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.


Library newsletter: The Searching Squirrel, April edition

Take our newest survey on inclusion in the library and more! Click here for the newsletter.


March Presidential Forum recording available on InfoCenter

The Zoom recording of the March 23 Presidential Forum is now posted on InfoCenter under President’s Reports.


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