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The Juice (Student) - April 19

Dr. Survilla Celebration of Life service, Late Knight Study Breakfast

April 19, 2021

Dr. Paula Survilla Celebration of Life service

The Wartburg College Department of Music will host a Celebration of Life service for Dr. Paula Survilla on Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in Neumann Auditorium. This is a ticketed event open to current Wartburg faculty, staff, and students. Admission is free, but limited to 250 guests, in accordance with current social distance guidelines. Pick up your free ticket at the music office in the Bachman Fine Arts Center, FAC 118. Masks are required for all participants, even if fully vaccinated. Wartburg community members and the general public may also watch the service live via Knight Vision.


Living Classroom project to honor Paula

Dr. Penni Pier and Dr. Mike Bechtel have launched a Fund the Fortress campaign to honor Dr. Paula Survilla. As we approach the one-year anniversary of Paula’s passing, the college plans to create the Paula Survilla Living Classroom. In order to complete this project, we need your help to reach our goal of $13,000. Your gift will support an outdoor classroom in the McElroy Center courtyard where faculty, students, and staff will connect with nature while engaging in meaningful learning opportunities. Learn more about the project and make a gift of any size at this link. Drs. Pier and Bechtel are doing a 1:1 match, up to $500, for any new donor to the college.

Vaccines and face masks

A reminder for all on campus: Those who are fully vaccinated must still mask up, per our campus policy. The only change for fully vaccinated individuals is that they are exempt from contact tracing. If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, please email a picture of your vaccine card to covidresponse@wartburg.edu.


Senior capstone documentaries on Knight Vision today

Seniors in the Department of Journalism & Communication capstone course will premiere their final documentaries on Monday, April 19. The films will be livestreamed on Knight Vision:

Beginning at 1 p.m. is “Letters from a Young State,” which tells the story of Fredrika Bremer, a Swedish author, feminist reformer and namesake of Fredrika, Iowa, and Bremer County.
At 1:30 p.m. will be “Changing Hearts and Minds: The Ruby Sutton Story.” Sutton, of Dubuque, was a champion of social justice who worked to make her hometown more welcoming during some of its most divisive years.
Wrapping up the afternoon will be “My People’s Bones: The Life & Fight of Maria Pearson” at 2 p.m., which showcases the impact Pearson had on the Indigenous communities of Iowa and beyond.

May Term Senate election results

The election results are in, and following individuals will serve as May Term Senators:

Katelyn Berglund
Nicholas Bockenstedt
Grace Coffman
Natalie Flugrad
Grace Greving
Sabrina Moody
Anna Ohman
Ryleigh Parrack

Thank you to everyone who participated in voting! Please reach out to Olivia Hobson with any questions.


Late Knight Study Breakfast on Wednesday

All students are invited to the Late Knight Study Breakfast on Wednesday, April 21, from 10 to 11 p.m in Mensa, featuring the usual food served by faculty and staff volunteers, to enjoy a respite from your studies and sustenance to get you through the last few days of classes. Join us for free, even if you don’t have a board plan.


May Term course – Hate Crimes

Still looking for a May Term course? Consider taking SO 395: Hate Crimes. This special topics course will explore current legal, social, and cultural elements of the development of hate crimes laws and address the history and rise of hate groups in the United States. The course meeting time is 12:30-3:30 p.m. Please contact Dr. Brian McQueen for more information.


Attention 2021 summer school students

Financial Aid Office is taking appointments to discuss financial aid options. You must be registered for your summer classes before scheduling an appointment with the Financial Aid Office. Click here and select a 30-minute time slot that works best for you.


Become a volunteer DJ at KWAR

This May Term, play your music and have a show on the radio! This is a nice opportunity if you always wanted to be part of KWAR but didn't want to commit to it during a long term. Students, staff and faculty can become a DJ, and training will be provided! Share your voice, share your music! Contact madison.freeland@wartburg.edu for more information.


KWAR radio staff applications for 2021-22

Applications are now being taken for positions on the KWAR 89.9 radio staff for the 2021-22 school year. Open positions include music, sports, news, production, promotions, and social media coordinator. Application forms are available at this link with a deadline of Friday, April 23, at 5 p.m. Applicants will be contacted and Zoom interviews will be arranged. For more information, contact KWAR station manager Madison Freeland or advisor Pam Ohrt.


Business, Financial Aid, HR offices closed April 30

On Friday, April 30, there is a planned system outage for Jenzabar. As a result, the Business, Financial Aid and Human Resources offices will be closed to take advantage of the opportunity to hold staff meetings and trainings. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, May 3. Please plan accordingly to meet your business needs.


The Drag Show is back!

Alliance is hosting its Annual Drag Show on Saturday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Neumann Auditorium. There are two ways you can participate:

1. You can be in the show! If you do not want to do a solo performance, get one or more of your friends together for a performance. If interested in performing, please complete and submit this form.

2. Support Alliance and our performers by attending the show! Appropriate federal, state and college guidelines will be followed (e.g., wearing masks and social distancing). To reserve your tickets, please complete and submit this form.


Wartburg Phi Beta Lambda networking event, open positions

Join PBL to hear student speakers sharing job opportunities though networking and knowing the right people. Join us Tuesday, May 4, at 5 p.m. in WBC 214, Buckmaster Room. Free subs for all attending!

PBL also has open positions on the 2021-22 executive team for vice president, treasurer and marketing director. Application deadline is midnight May 12.


Ioponics team looking for lumber

If any student is getting rid of their loft, the Ioponics team will pay $10 for it. If interested, contact Dr. Mike Bechtel as soon as possible. The Ioponics team is wanting some extra wood for construction of their classroom systems that combine aquaculture (raising fish) with hydroponics (growing plants without soil).


SAFE (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) exec team openings

SAFE has the following executive positions available for the 2021-22 academic year: vice president, treasurer, social media manager, and possibly secretary. We would love for you to join our team! If you are interested, please fill out this form to apply. Applications are due by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 21.


Voter registration information

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions receiving federal funding to provide notice regarding how to register to vote. Find directions on how to register to vote at this link.


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 19: Litany of Thanksgiving for Faculty & Staff

Wednesday, April 21: Healing Litany/Space for Finals

No Chapel services during Finals and Tour Week


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

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

Department of Journalism & Communication senior capstone documentaries
April 19

Leadership and Service Award nominations due
April 19

Late Knight Study Breakfast
April 21

Final Exams/Activities
April 22-27

Dr. Paula Survilla Celebration of LIfe service
April 24

Tour Week/Break
April 28-May 2

Business, Financial Aid and Human Resources offices closed
April 30

May Term begins
May 3

Phi Beta Lambda networking event
May 4

ETK Large Event: Eli Young Band
May 6

Alliance Drag Show
May 15

May 30


Due today: 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.


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


Free Essentrics fitness classes on Mondays

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.


Get your 'Pod Squad' ready for Large Group event

ETK is excited to announce that our Large Event artist coming to campus on May 6 is Eli Young Band!


The concert will be held outside at the field south of Wartburg Chapel and will have pod-style seating. Tickets are FREE to current Wartburg students and will be available starting later today, April 12, via email.


Students will sign up in groups of 4-8, with each pod being six feet apart from other pods during the concert. One member will reserve their pod on behalf of other members, similar to the housing lottery (gather your pod's Wartburg email addresses and ID numbers now). If you do not have a pod group, students can also reserve an individual spot. Masks must be worn by all during the concert. #EYBatWC21


Summer storage for out-of-state students

Wartburg College will once again be offering FREE summer storage for out-of-state students. A Wartburg staff member is graciously allowing non-Iowa students to store items in her outbuilding in Denver, Iowa. The location is approximately 15 minutes from campus, and you must provide your own transportation to and from the site. After registering for storage, you will work with the staff member to arrange your own drop-off and pick-up times. (Note: pick up in August will NOT be available on Friday afternoons or Saturdays). Stop by Student Life to pick up an information sheet and to register. Registration closes May 17. Contact jennifer.onuigbo@wartburg.edu for more details.


Parking registration open for 2021-22

Registration online runs through June 26. AVOID D LOT AND $50 LATE-REGISTRATION FEE and register your vehicle for 2021-22 now!

1. Visit www.Wartburg.edu/security
2. Select Parking Regulations and Registration
3. Select Parking Registration


Student Senate seeks nominations for awards

The 2021 John O. Chellevold Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Service is awarded for outstanding dedication to Wartburg students and the Wartburg Community by demonstrating positive relationships with and concern for students. Please nominate a faculty member by filling out this form when describing why this person should be nominated. There is a winner and two runners-up for the prestigious John O. Chellevold Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and Professional Service.


The 2021 Outstanding Staff Award is awarded for outstanding dedication to Wartburg students and the Wartburg Community by demonstrating positive relationships with and concern for students. There are two awards given out, one for administrative and one for non-administrative staff. This award is meant for all college staff who are not teaching professors. Please use this form to nominate this individual.

Meet Winter Term new staff

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


Become a Faith in the Vaccine ambassador

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.


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.

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