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The Juice (Student) - Sept. 6

Homecoming sign-ups, making board plan changes 🍽

Sept. 6, 2021

Labor Day schedule and Mail Center reminder

Monday, Sept. 6, is Labor Day. A reminder that while Wartburg does hold classes on Labor Day, 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.

Board plan changes due Thursdayarplan changes due Thursda

The last day to make changes to Fall Term board plans is Thursday, Sept. 9, by 4 p.m. Plans can be changed in person in the Dining Services office on the first floor of the Saemann Student Center.

Homecoming parade sign-up

Sign up by Sept. 24 to be part of the Wartburg’s Homecoming Parade on Oct. 9! Fill out the form at this link to reserve your spot in the parade. Email sidney.baumgartner@wartburg.edu if you have any questions. Can’t wait to see you there!

Participate in Homecoming Renaissance Faire

Do you want to show off your organization, student organization or yourself? Sign up now to participate in this year's Homecoming Renaissance Faire. It’s free for campus organizations, and there is a $25 fee for any off-campus group. Click here to sign up. If you have any questions, email samuel.bast@wartburg.edu.

Kastle Kapers audition sign upase Kapers audition

Got talent or an act that you’d like to perform on stage? Sign up to audition for this year’s Kastle Kapers show happening Friday, Oct. 8, during Homecoming & Family Weekend. Auditions will be held Sept. 20 and 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. Sign up for an audition time at this link.

CHATS open forum discussion Tuesdayissing table ban

CHATS, an open forum discussion with students, Dean Dan Kittle and the Student Life staff, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center ballrooms. Topics are determined by the students in attendance but may include COVID-19 policies, the start of the school year, Residential Life, student orgs, student activities and DEI efforts. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. You may bring your lunch.

Students UKnight T-shirt contestissing table ban

Create a Beat Luther T-Shirt design and be entered to win a $25 gift card. We are looking for an exciting and fun design to represent our school well! There are no specific regulations, so be creative! To enter email, us at studentsuknight@wartburg.edu with a picture of your T-shirt design. Entries are due Friday, Sept. 10. Winner announced Sept. 13. If you have any questions shoot us an email. Ready, set, CREATE!

Run for Student Senateissing table ban

If you would like to run for a Student Senate seat, please complete this form by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Contact senate@wartburg.edu with any questions.

The W fall fitness scheduleissing table ban

The fall group fitness schedule at The W has officially begun as of Sept. 1! Pricing is $7 a month or $20 for four months for students and members for UNLIMITED classes. One free class is also offered before committing to a class more long term. Sign up can be done at The W front desk or by calling 319-352-8311. Find all of the fitness options at this link.

For any other questions please email clay.cook@wartburg.edu.

Submit your creative work for The Castleissing table ban

Are you interested in writing? Do you love to tell a story? Consider submitting your work to The Castle, Wartburg’s bi-annual literary magazine. We accept submissions of all shapes and sizes: short stories, poetry, nonfiction essays, comics, and more. Submissions will be accepted via this form. The deadline for submissions for the Fall 2021 issue of the magazine is Oct. 15. Any questions can be directed to Carina Collet.

Check your passport now if you plan to travel

Do you anticipate and hope to travel internationally this year? If you have a passport, check your passport expiration date as soon as possible. Passports need to be current at least six months after your expected date of return, and have at least two blank pages. No passport, or have an expired passport? Passport processing now takes at least five months. Start your application or renewal now at this link or contact the Recorder’s Office at the Bremer County Courthouse at 319-352-0340. A current passport is mandatory for any international travel.

Operations and Maintenance updates

Requests to O&M should be made through the online Work Order request system (unless it is a true emergency). This tool can be found on the Info Center under “Popular Links” and is labeled “Maintenance.” This system helps to track, prioritize and communicate with you the requestor on the status of your request.

Promoting student organizations

Table tents are available in the Mensa, Konditorei, and Den-Rittersaal for campus groups to use in promoting their organization or event. Organizations need to contact Chris Fosselman in Dining Services at 352-8303 prior to their event to reserve the table tent space. This is done on a first-come, first-served basis. The fliers must be the correct size (4 x 8 inches) or they will not be posted. A total of 110 one-sided fliers will be needed to fill table tents in the Mensa, Konditorei, and Den-Rittersaal. Table tents are put out on Mondays and Thursdays and will be posted Monday through Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday. Free-lying fliers will not be allowed and will be removed immediately.

Participate in LeadershipU International!

Are you interested in developing your global leadership skills? If so, consider applying to be a part of LeadershipU International! Wartburg College is proud to financially support up to 10 Wartburg students who are interested in the program. This virtual program will launch on Saturday, Sept. 18, and students should plan to participate in all program sessions, which will run through Nov. 20. The session schedule describes the important topics students would explore through LeadershipU International. The program is designed to take advantage of remote modalities, enabling participation by students around the globe. Students must express interest in applying by 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, by sending an email to michael.gleason@wartburg.edu that includes a short statement on what aspects of the programs most excite them and how this experience aligns with their future leadership goals.


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:

Monday, Sept. 6: Lindsey Leonard, assistant dean of students
Wednesday, Sept. 8: morning prayer service, Pastor Brian Beckstrom
Friday, Sept. 11: Bree Gryp '22, Senior Chapel
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




CHATS forum
Sept. 7

God's Work, Our Hands worship
Sept. 12

LeadershipU International applications due
Sept. 13

Deadline for The Castle submissions
Oct. 15

Fall Break
Oct. 16-24


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!


Mail Center reminder

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.


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.


'Wartburg Collects' art exhibit open

“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. 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

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