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The Juice (Student) - Aug. 30

First day photos, SAFE vigil, parking 🚗

Aug. 30, 2021

'First Day of School' photos

Just because you’re at college doesn’t mean those “first day of school” photos are over! Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to take part in this fun tradition at Wartburg. Sir Victor will be available 8 to 10 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to take photos with you outside Old Main. Photos will be inside the Student Center if the weather is rainy.

SAFE to host candlelight vigil Sept. 5

Suicide Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) will host a candlelight vigil for Suicide Awareness Week on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. on the campus lawn in front of Old Main. All are welcome to participate in this night of remembrance, and the SAFE Exec Team will be available to provide support afterward for anyone who would like it. Email any questions to safe@wartburg.edu.

Introductions for new Knightstroductions for new Knights

Welcome to our new Knights in the Class of 2025 and those who are transfer students! Check out this video for some introductions of staff in offices across campus who are important resources for you as you begin your time at Wartburg. We look forward to getting to know you!


Labor Day schedule and Mail Center reminder

Monday, Sept. 6, is Labor Day. A reminder that Wartburg does hold classes on Labor Day, but the federal holiday does affect the Mail Center. There is no mail or courier delivery on Sept. 6. The Mail Center will still be open for package pickup, but any packages reaching the Post Office or courier after Friday, Sept. 3, will not be available until Tuesday.


The Mail Center reminds students that while there is not a limit on incoming package size or weight, some oversize packages cannot be stored in the Mail Center due to space limitations. Students expecting large items should pick them up at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure their safety. Transportation from the Mail Center is the responsibility of the receiving student, and carts are not always available for loan. For more information, contact mailroom@wartburg.edu.


Parking tickets

Ticketing of vehicles will begin Friday, Sept. 3. You must be in your assigned lot by midnight Sept. 2. All vehicles must be registered with the Security Office. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 319-352-9999 or stop in to see us on the first floor of Saemann Student Center.


Volunteers needed to take care of animalsVolunteers needed to take care of animals

Have you ever wanted to learn about and work with an array of reptiles and amphibians? Now’s your chance! Dr. Mike Bechtel, professor of science education, needs volunteers to take care of his animals located in the Science Center. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to Genoa Gregg.



Invitation for National Society of Leadership and Success

Invitations to join the National Society of Leadership and Success have been sent out to select students. Invitations come from the national organization, so students might question the legitimacy of the invitations. If you have questions about the program, please reach out to co-advisors Dr. Michael Gleason or Dr. Amy Pilcher. Please note as a national organization there is a fee to participate. However, to increase access we can provide support to students with financial concerns. Click here for more information about NSLS.

ConnecTED looking for new members

ConnecTED is a student organization focused on organizing and hosting a TEDx talk on campus each year. This is your chance to be involved in TEDx talks! ConnecTED is looking for new members for exec team positions and general members. Take a look at ConnecTED Positions at this link to see the positions available. If interested, please email Jenna Smuszkiewicz, president of ConnecTED.


Art exhibit opens Wednesday, reception Friday

“Wartburg Collects: Art from the Collections of Wartburg Faculty, Family, and Friends” will be in display in the Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery on the first floor of Bachman Fine Arts Center from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15. Many of the college’s walls are decorated with artworks shared or gifted by the school’s faculty, friends and alumni. “Wartburg Collects” is a survey of what drives art lovers to collect art in their own homes and what visual elements inspire them. The exhibit will feature artwork from the collections of Barbara Fedeler, William and Lynne Fruehling, William Hamm, Lindley and Joanne Jones, Robert Knox and Amy Nolan, Johanna Kramer-Weston, and Michael and Marge McCoy. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 3, 6-8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Guests are also invited to join the gallery on Instagram for exclusive exhibition information and gallery content. The gallery is open daily 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Untitled, Bart Vargas


God's Work, Our Hands worship & serving

All students, faculty and staff are invited to be part of the God’s Work, Our Hands event on campus Sunday, Sept. 12. Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School, both in Waverly, will join together with Wartburg to celebrate the ELCA’s nationwide God’s Work, Our Hands event with worship at 9 a.m. in Wartburg Chapel, followed by a variety of service events around the community at 10:30. Participants will receive a t-shirt. Please sign up at bit.ly/GWOHWaverly and choose your service event.

Weekday Chapel services

Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel.  Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Mondays will be faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays will be a morning prayer service, and Fridays will be Senior Chapels. Interfaith chapels will be held during the last week each month during the semester.

Upcoming speakers:

Wednesday, Sept. 1: Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom, Dean of Spiritual Life
Friday, Sept. 3: Britt Avery '22, Senior Chapel
Monday, Sept. 6: Lindsey Leonard, assistant dean of students


Sanctuary on Wednesdays

Sanctuary is a casual service that takes place on Wednesday nights in the Chapel Commons. It provides students with the opportunity to relax and center themselves around God’s word in the midst of their busy week. All are welcome at 9 p.m. in Chapel Commons (basement), and come early at 8:45 for snacks.

Holden Evening Prayer services on Sundays

Holden Evening Prayer is a meditative vespers service with music, candle lighting, and prayer. All are welcome to take part on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. in Wartburg Chapel the following dates:

Sept. 26
Oct. 31
Nov. 21
Dec. 12




New-student Orientation
Aug. 28-31

Opening Convocation
Aug. 31

Involvement Fair
Aug. 31

Fall Term begins
Sept. 1

Art gallery reception
Sept. 3

SAFE candlelight vigil
Sept. 5

God's Work, Our Hands worship
Sept. 12

Homecoming & Family Weekend
Oct. 7-10

Fall Break
Oct. 16-24


All are invited to Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation is 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, in Levick Arena to welcome the Class of 2025. (Please sit in the east bleachers.) This year’s speaker is alumnus Abhay Nadipuram ’10, vice president and general counsel for Care Initiatives, the largest single operator of quality nursing homes in Iowa. Prior to this role, he served as vice president for government relations and legal counsel at the Iowa Hospital Association and as a civil litigator at Davis Brown Law Firm. A political science major, Nadipuram served as student body president, was a four-year member of the Wartburg Choir, and was a founding member of Festeburg men’s a capella ensemble. All are invited to an All-Campus Lunch in the Mensa and Saemann Student Center ballrooms following convocation.


Reminder: Face mask policy now in effect

As President Darrel Colson shared in an Aug. 20 email to the campus community, face masks are required in all campus buildings, beginning today (Aug. 23), with the few exceptions detailed at this link. The mask mandate will be in place until Sept. 17 and then re-examined. If you or someone you know did not receive the email, please check your spam filter first, then contact Steph Boeding to make sure we get that information to you and have you on our email list for Fall Term.


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Ordering your college textbooks

To get started on ordering textbooks, go to www.Wartburg.Textbookx.com and sign in with your Wartburg-issued ID and password. At that site, you'll find videos, FAQs and other material to assist you in the process. Right now, shipping is taking longer than usual. Plan on 10-14 days to receive your order, so get started now for anything you need for Fall Term!

Join a choir at Wartburg

Wartburg has five choirs in which you can get involved: Kantorei (non-auditioned SATB choir), Ritterchor (non-auditioned tenor/bass choir), St. Elizabeth Chorale (non-auditioned soprano/alto choir), Castle Singers (auditioned SATB chamber choir) and The Wartburg Choir (auditioned SATB concert choir). People of all abilities levels are welcome, even if you have never been in a choir before! To get involved, simply email Dr. Lee Nelson and he will assist you in getting placed into a choir. For more information about each ensemble, visit our website.


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