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The Juice (Student) - Nov.15

St. Elizabeth Week events🌹, Mail Center news

Nov. 15, 2021

Decorate a tree for Festival of Trees!issing table ban

The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of Wartburg’s Classroom Technology Center Dec. 1-14. If your office, academic department, or group/organization would like to decorate a Christmas tree to display, please sign up by Friday, Nov. 19. For more information and/or to sign up, go to www.wartburg.edu/trees. Contact beth.sinnwell@wartburg.edu with questions. The festival is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year. There is no entry fee or admission charge.

Saint Elizabeth Week events

In honor of St. Elizabeth, who devoted her life to service in the 13th century, the campus community devotes a week in November to focus on service. Click here to read more about the history of St. Elizabeth and her connection to Wartburg Castle in Germany.

Through Tuesday, Nov. 16
Change for a Change
Donate your loose change to make a change within our community. There will be three jars located in the Student Center, which will be donated to the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, a local child advocacy center, and the Saint Elizabeth Bread Basket. Choose an organization and put in your change to make a change.


Monday-Tuesday, Nov. 15-16
Buy a Rose for a Friend
Continue the magic of the Saint Elizabeth roses and purchase roses for your friends for just $3 each.


Wednesday, Nov. 17
Saint Elizabeth Chapel Service
10:15 a.m., Wartburg Chapel
Join us for Chapel while we detail the history of Saint Elizabeth and award the Saint Elizabeth and Pastor Trachte service awards.


Friday, Nov. 19 (6 and 8 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 20 (2, 4, 6:30 p.m.)
Basketball Tournament at Levick Arena
Donate nonperishable items during the basketball tournament to help us fill the Saint Elizabeth Break Basket (campus food pantry) before break starts. Items include, but are not limited to, mac and cheese, granola bars, and canned goods.

Walmart rides on Saturday

The next Waverly Walmart trip will be on Saturday, Nov. 20. The shuttle will begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Meet at the InfoDesk in the Student Center. This service is available to any student who does not have a car on campus.

Mail Center update for upcoming holidaysissing table ban

The Mail Center will be open Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Mail and packages marked for delivery to campus from Nov. 25 through Nov. 28 will be processed by the Mail Center on Monday, Nov. 29. The Mail Center will be open during finals week, and closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, in conjunction with office closures on campus. Please contact mailroom@wartburg.edu with further questions regarding hours and accessibility.

Wartburg Shuttle rides for Thanksgiving Break

Shuttles for the Thanksgiving holiday break will be offered to Waterloo and Cedar Rapids on Nov. 24 (departing from campus) and Nov. 28 (returning to campus). The deadline to sign up for the service is Wednesday, Nov. 17. Registration and information is available at www.wartburg.edu/shuttle. All students are welcome to ride the shuttle!

St. Elizabeth Bread Basket open over breakervice trip advisers needed

The St. Elizabeth Bread Basket food pantry will be open to all students remaining on campus over Thanksgiving break. SEBB is located in the Student Success Center. The hours are:

Wednesday, Nov. 24: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 25: Through security
Friday, Nov. 26: 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 27: 1-3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed, Mensa reopens for dinner

New May Term course: American Politics in Filmervice trip advisers needed

Dr. Travis Endicott, assistant professor of political science, will offer a new course — PS 295: Special Topics – American Politics in Film. The course is now available for students to register. This course will give students an opportunity to view the political process through a new and unique lens! Course Description: The goal of this course is to apply messages from individual films about specific subjects in American politics to our own education, the application of political theories in government, and our own personal experiences with government. The films we will watch will be used to assess and understand different topics in American politics including but not limited to: public opinion, political behavior, legislative behavior, presidential politics, campaigns, elections, interest group influence, foreign policy, and war.

Be a speaker for campus TEDx event

TEDxWartburgCollege 2022 is happening, but it needs speakers! The theme is “(Re)starting the Conversation.” Now that we are coming back to a new normal, what conversations need to be restarted or need to happen for the first time? Anyone can be a speaker, including students, faculty, staff, and community members. All you need to do is have an idea worth sharing that relates to the theme. If interested, please fill out the TEDxWartburgCollege 2022 Speaker Application Form at this link by Wednesday, Dec. 8. If you have any questions, email the curator for the event, Abigail Denault, at abigail.tedx@gmail.com.

'Get a Clue' – Big Math Event on Friday

Join us for the Big Math Event this year! This year's event is “Get a Clue” based on the CLUE Board Game. Come investigate a murder on campus by solving fun logic puzzles. Meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Room 247 of the Science Center. Show up for a good time and Math Culture Points™.

ASA challenges you to play Squid Game

The Asian Student Association is hosting its very own Squid Game on Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in The W's Hoover Fieldhouse & Track. Bring a friend and participate in various games inspired from the popular South Korean Netflix TV show. Players are encouraged to come dressed in green if they would like to! Contact asa@wartburg.edu with questions or concerns.

Graven Award ceremony to honor the Tomsons todayissing table ban

The College will honor O. Jay and Pat Tomson of Mason City with the 32nd annual Graven Award in a ceremony at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Wartburg Chapel. Funded by the Judge Henry N. and Helen T. Graven Endowment, the annual award recognizes outstanding laypeople whose lives are nurtured and guided by a strong sense of Christian calling and who are making a significant contribution to community, church, and our society. Through their long and generous history of supporting private, liberal arts education in the Midwest, the Tomsons have invested significantly in the lives of literally thousands of students. All are invited to attend the ceremony Monday.

Christmas with Wartburg tickets & dress rehearsal

Tickets for Christmas with Wartburg performances are still available! To purchase your tickets for the following performances and dinners, go to www.wartburg.edu/christmas:

West Des Moines: Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. ($23)
Waverly: Dec. 4, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 5, 3 p.m. ($21)
Waverly dinners in Knights Ballroom: Dec. 4 and 5, 5 p.m. ($26)


The Wartburg community also may attend the Christmas with Wartburg dress rehearsal on Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. You may obtain up to two general admission tickets for the free dress rehearsal at the Ticket Office in Saemann Student Center so we can plan accordingly.

If you have any questions or wish to order tickets in person, please contact the Wartburg Ticket Office at 319-352-8691 during their operating hours, 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.


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 feature faculty and staff faith stories and blessings, Wednesdays will be a morning prayer service, and Fridays will have Senior Chapels. Interfaith chapels will be held during the last week each month.

Upcoming speakers:

Monday, Nov. 15: Graven Award

Wednesday, Nov. 17: St. Elizabeth Chapel (honoring service award recipients)

Friday, Nov. 19: Senior Chapel, Ezra Andersen '22

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:

Nov. 21
Dec. 12
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.


St. Elizabeth Week
Now through Nov. 20

Graven Award ceremony
Nov. 15

Student Shuttle deadline for Thanksgiving Break rides
Nov. 17

'Get a CLUE' Big Math Event
Nov. 19

ASA Squid Game
Nov. 19

Rides to Walmart
Nov. 20

Holden Evening Prayer services
Nov. 21, Dec. 12

Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 24-28

Deadline for Service Trip leader applications
Dec. 1

Festival of Trees
Dec. 1-14

Christmas with Wartburg performances
Dec. 3-5

TEDx speaker application deadline
Dec. 8

December Commencement
Dec. 12

Finals Week
Dec. 13-16

Start of Winter Team
Jan. 10


Service Trip leader applications are now open!

Service Trip applications for student leaders are now open to lead a service trip during Winter Break. We had three amazing trips during Fall Break and now looking ahead to Winter Break in February! If you are interested in being a leader, please fill out the application at this link or find the link on our social media pages. Applications close on Dec. 1. If you have any questions please contact servicetrips@wartburg.edu.

Remember to complete the Dining Services survey

Dining Services is currently conducting an online Customer Satisfaction Survey. Information was sent in an email last week including a link to the survey, and a reminder will be sent this week. We are seeking feedback from students, faculty, and staff on several topics including quality, variety, and taste of food, as well as rating service, cleanliness, and 21 other attributes. You can provide feedback for one or multiple locations including the Den, Konditorei, Zesty Orange, and Mensa. Please be as specific as possible when adding suggestions for improvement to improve the chances of accurately implementing recommended changes. If you have not received the email or have questions about completing the survey, please contact Renae Johnson at ext. 8604.

Candlelight dinners with Wartburg's new chefervice trip advisers needed

Announcing your chance to work one-on-one with our new chef, Jami Dare! Jami graduated from culinary school as the valedictorian and has recently joined the Wartburg Dining Services staff. She is not only helping to revamp the Mensa menu but is also committed to mentoring student groups about promoting their organizations through the exclusive dining experience of Candlelight Dinners. Only held once a month, make sure your organization doesn’t miss out on this exclusive dinner and promotional opportunity. Please email Chris Fosselman for remaining available dates and further information.

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