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The Juice (Student) - Nov. 22

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Nov. 22, 2021

Check your mailbox before break

Have you checked your mailbox lately? Don’t go home for the holidays without knowing you got a card from Grandma for Halloween or a wedding invitation for January! Check your mail before you leave – if not before Thanksgiving, make sure to do it before Finals!

Upcoming MCSP presentations

The Math, Computer Science & Physics (MCSP) Department Seminar Series is held on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. in room 134 of the Science Center. On Nov. 23, Gregory Diercks '78 will be presenting about his career in the IT field, what a day may look like for a computer developer, continuing education and tips for being successful. Greg is both an alum and a former MCSP faculty member here at Wartburg. On Nov. 30, current students Harvey-Eric Waligo ’22, Kelly Uwanjye ’22, and Oluwafeyisayo (Feyi) Omotehinwa ‘23 will give a presentation, entitled "International Experience Working in Corporate America." They will speak about their journeys applying for internship positions, their experiences in the work from home environment, and the different projects they worked on. All are invited to hear these presentations. Masks are required.


Thanksgiving movie/game night

The Student Senate diversity committee invites all students who will be on campus on Thursday, Nov. 25, for a Thanksgiving movie/game night in Clinton Lounge starting at 7 p.m.

Student Senate diversity committee peace dialogue

The Student Senate diversity committee will also be facilitating a peace dialogue on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 11:30 a.m. in WBC 214, which will cover the topic "Cultural Awareness vs. Cultural Competency."

Farewell party for Pastor Brian Beckstrom

All are invited to a farewell party for the Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom, dean of spiritual life and the Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair, on Monday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hageman Castle Room. There will be a short program at 3 p.m.

McElroy Trust Ph.D. program scholarship opportunity

Are you planning to launch into a Ph.D. program in Fall 2022, after completing your undergraduate degree? If yes, there may be a fantastic scholarship opportunity for you through the McElroy Trust! Contact Kathleen Sihler, competitive scholarship and fellowship adviser, at kathleen.sihler@wartburg.edu by early December to explore this option.

Are you struggling with managing your time?

With classes, homework, extracurricular activities, clubs, sports, jobs, and much more, it can be hard to have time for everything. Without good time management skills, managing a full schedule tends to be difficult for most individuals. As students, there are many things we can do to help improve our time management skills or keep them steady. Going to class, keeping a planner, making to-do lists, taking breaks, and thinking positively are all very helpful tips that can help students with managing their time. If you find yourself in search of more help with time management, do not hesitate to call or visit the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the third floor of Vogel Library!

ARC phone number: 319-352-8615

ARC hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Submitted as an action resource project for LS 115)


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. 22: Thanksgiving Chapel with Pastor Brian Beckstrom

No Chapel services during the break… enjoy the holiday!

Monday, Nov. 29: Advent Chapel with Rebecca Baird, pastoral intern

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.


MCSP presentations
Nov. 23 & 30

Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 24-28

Thanksgiving movie/game night
Nov. 25

Deadline for Service Trip leader applications
Dec. 1

Festival of Trees
Dec. 1-14

Christmas with Wartburg performances
Dec. 3-5

Student Senate Diversity Committee peace dialogue
Dec. 7

TEDx speaker application deadline
Dec. 8

December Commencement
Dec. 12

Holden Evening Prayer service
Dec. 12

Finals Week
Dec. 13-16

Start of Winter Team
Jan. 10


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.

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.

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.

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