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Th Juice (Student) - Dec. 6

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Dec. 6, 2021

December Commencement on Sunday

The 2021 December Commencement will honor mid-year graduates on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. inside the Wartburg Chapel with a reception for graduates and their guests to follow in the Bachman Fine Arts Center foyer. The Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom, dean of spiritual life and the Herbert and Cora Moehlmann Chaplaincy Chair, will give the message.

Wartburg Medals will be presented to Dr. Ann Henninger, professor emeritus of biology, and Shirley Walker, long-time donor and volunteer. Click here to read more about Ann and Shirley. Watch the ceremony on Knight Vision and join us in celebrating our graduates and medal recipients.


Update about COVID vaccine clinic on Dec. 9

Last week's email about the on-campus COVID vaccine clinic on Dec. 9 mistakenly said Friday, but should have said Thursday. Also, the HyVee registration site was down part of last week, so if you tried to make an appointment please try using the site again. Please click here to make your appointment for either a first dose, second dose, or booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. THURSDAY, Dec. 9, in Levick Arena. Please refer to the information in last Wednesday's special email for more details about the clinic. If you have questions about the clinic or the vaccine, please email covidresponse@wartburg.edu.

Already vaxxed or boosted? Add your vaccine card to our count

If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and/or have already received your booster dose, please use this form to send in a photo of your completed vaccination card. You may also show your vaccine card to college staff in the following locations to log your vaccination status: students in the Student Life Office, and faculty/staff in the Human Resources Office. Either method will help the college get an updated count of how many on campus are vaccinated and help the college plan mitigation efforts.

TherCelebrate with WCDM this week!

Take a study break and celebrate the end of the semester by treating yourself to Pizza Ranch on Monday, Dec. 6. WCDM will be at Waverly Pizza Ranch to hang out and will get a portion of the profits from the night.

Help us get in the holiday spirit by joining us for our WCDM Holiday Party! We will be decorating cookies and ornaments, playing games, and hanging out with our miracle kiddos from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, in Buckmaster (WBC 214). Stop by anytime for all the goodies!


SAFE gingerbread house decorating contest Thursday

SAFE's gingerbread house decorating contest will be Thursday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. in GRO 131. Voting will take place on Instagram, and the winners will get some SAFE merch. Please fill out this form if you will be decorating a gingerbread house so we know how many houses to get! Teams are encouraged! If you have any questions, please email safe@wartburg.edu


TherTherapeutic Thursday (spend time with puppies!)

Who doesn’t need a pick-me-up before finals week? Come pick up a goody bag and spend time with puppies on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Saemann Student Center! Here are a few tips to manage your stress: spend time with friends, take deep breaths, participate in something you enjoy, take time to rest, and form your boundaries. For more information, contact Counseling Services at 319-352-8596.


Christmas mini-opera on Saturday

The Wartburg Community Symphony will once again partner with the Wartburg Opera Workshop and outstanding soloists to present Gian Carlo Menotti’s classic Christmas mini-opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors." The performance is  Saturday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m., in Neumann Auditorium and captures the spirit of the Christmas season through the telling of the beloved story of the Three Kings. This family-friendly concert will include interactive elements for children of all ages and feature familiar Christmas classics. Admission is $17 for adults and free for youth 18 and younger and Wartburg College students.

Time to order Winter Term textbooksTime to order Winter Term textbooks

To account for supply chain volatility and issues along with projected shortages of paper and ink, order print and digital textbooks ASAP for 2022 Winter Term. Ordering now gives you the best chance to avoid delays due to shipping or unforeseen inventory challenges. To order, go to www.Wartburg.Textbookx.com and sign in with your Wartburg issued ID and password.


Semester break shuttle sign-up deadline Dec. 10

The deadline to sign up for the semester break shuttles is Friday, Dec. 10. Shuttles running on Dec. 17 go to Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. Details, including times and prices, are available at www.wartburg.edu/shuttle.

TEDx event speakers needed

TEDxWartburgCollege 2022 is happening, but it needs speakers! The application deadline has been extended to Monday, Dec. 20. The theme is (Re)starting the Conversations. Now, that we are coming back to a new normal, what conversations need to be restarted or 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 by Monday, Dec. 20. If you have any questions, email Abigail Denault.

Davis Projects for Peace 2022

Now accepting proposals for grassroots projects for the summer of 2022, anywhere in the world, that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. Proposals are due to Kristin Teig Torres via the application on Info Center on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 12 p.m. (noon). Please see this link for detailed information.

Let Dining Services do your holiday baking!

Did you know you can order whole cheesecakes and sweet breads from Dining Services through GET online? White chocolate raspberry swirl cheesecake, praline pumpkin cheesecake (gluten-free available), key lime cheesecake, and sweet breads like poppyseed, banana, strawberry, and pumpkin are available. Please place all orders at least three days in advance. Click here to log in to GET and make your order today!

Electronically update your campus name, photo and addressTime to order Winter Term textbooks

You can now change your campus name, update your my.wartburg photo, and submit address changes electronically! Simply log onto my.wartburg and click on your photo, then click on “My Profile & Settings.” You can upload a new photo to display on my.wartburg and/or enter the name you’d like to be called on campus. Changes to your current address can be requested by clicking on “Contact Information.” All changes will be reviewed by the appropriate office and will not be immediate. (Note: Changes to your legal name must still be made in person through the Registrar’s Office.) Additional information can be found under the “Resources” tab under “My Profiles & Settings.” Contact the IT Help Desk for more information.


Mail Center updateissing table ban

The Mail Center will not be forwarding mail or packages during the upcoming holiday break due to the mail turnaround times. If you will not be on campus for Winter Term, please complete the mail forwarding form to notify the Mail Center of your forwarding address; mail will forward until your next attendance term. Note that package receipt emails will still be sent as packages are received over break; all packages for students returning to campus for Winter Term will be held in the Mail Center.

Upcoming Mail Center hours

Finals Week: Monday, Dec. 13 – Thursday, Dec. 16: open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 17: open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 23: open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 24 – Sunday, Jan. 2: CLOSED (packages will be loaded to lockers for students who are signed up as on campus over break)
Monday, Jan. 3 – Friday, Jan. 7: open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 10: resume normal hours M-F, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Questions and concerns, please email mailroom@wartburg.edu.

BASIC worship event Jan. 13  

Join your church family on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. for a BASIC worship event at the Orchard Hill location in Waverly. BASIC is a college and young adult ministry serving the Cedar Falls area and is a recognized faith expression group at Wartburg. It will be a great night of sharing in community with one another, receiving a message, and praising God. All are welcome! The address is Orchard Hill Church Waverly Campus, 195 20th St. NW, Suite D. Any questions about the event can be directed to Jenna Krogulski.

Increase sustainability on campus while supporting Service Tripsissing table ban

Help benefit Wartburg College’s student body by utilizing the can redemption locations all around campus to create a profit for individuals participating in service trips. This quick and easy program helps save the earth while also benefitting Wartburg students. If you see/have a can, simply put it in the appropriate bin. Bins are located outside of residence halls and inside academic buildings. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Dr. Brian Rumsey or Luke Schedel at sustainability@wartburg.edu.

Thank you from VACissing table ban

The Volunteer Action Center would like to thank all who participated, donated, and in any way helped with St. Elizabeth Week in November! Here's a quick breakdown of the impact our students, faculty, staff, and community had during the week:

36 lives saved from blood donations
1,034 lbs of rescued food donated to the Northeast Iowa Foodbank
$380 donated to the St. Elizabeth Bread Basket
Over 50 blankets made for the Child Advocacy Center

We would like to acknowledge St. Elizabeth Service Award winner Rocio Amaro Marquez, along with nominees Victoria Rose Dietz, Gavin Foust-Wollenberg, Tanner Holden, and Emily Hansel.

We would also like to acknowledge Pastor Trachte Service Award winners Butch McLey and Rebecca Baird, along with nominees Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, Christa Hanson, Rebecca Cockerham, Kathy Schunk, Kim Bunce, and David McCullough. Thank you for your commitment to service and the impact you've made.


Juice publishing schedule

The Juice will publish one more regular edition this term, on Monday, Dec. 13. Regular editions will begin again Monday, Jan. 10, at the start of Winter Term. Please submit your items by 4 p.m. Thursday each week to be included.

Hearthside book selections for Winter Term

The Hearthside Project offers faculty and students the unique opportunity to connect outside the formality of the classroom. Students receive their books free of charge. Reading groups consist of one book leader and three students. To apply, send an email to the participating leader of the book you’re interested in discussing (listed below). Questions? Contact Dr. Zak Montgomery.


Hearthside book leaders for Winter Term:

Ethan Blass: “The Storm of Steel” by Ernst Jünger
Sonja Lynch: “Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead
Rachel Clark: “Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch” by Rivka Galchen
Jennifer Larson: “Think Again” by Adam Grant
Lindsey Leonard: “Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement” by Tarana Burke
Penni Pier: “The Book of the Unnamed Midwife” by Meg Ellison


Notes of gratitude for PB

Help us thank Pastor Brian Beckstrom for his service and leadership at Wartburg with notes of gratitude. Handwritten notes can be given to Pastor Rebecca Baird or electronic notes emailed to rebecca.baird@wartburg.edu by Dec. 6. There will be a sending service for PB on Friday, Dec. 10, during Chapel time.

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, Dec. 6: Advent Chapel, Pastor Brian Beckstrom

Wednesday, Dec. 8: Advent Carols and Candles

Friday, Dec. 10: Sending Chapel for Pastor Brian Beckstrom

Holden Evening Prayer service on Sunday

Holden Evening Prayer is a meditative vespers service with music, candle lighting, and prayer. All are welcome to take part in the final service of the term at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, in Wartburg Chapel.


Festival of Trees
Dec. 1-14

On-campus COVID vaccine clinic
Dec. 9

SAFE gingerbread house decorating contest
Dec. 9

WCDM holiday party
Dec. 9

Shuttle sign-up deadline
Dec. 10

Wartburg Community Symphony & Opera Workshop mini opera
Dec. 11

December Commencement
Dec. 12

Holden Evening Prayer service
Dec. 12

Study Knight Breakfast
Dec. 12

Finals Week
Dec. 13-16

TEDx speaker application deadline
Dec. 20

Start of Winter Team
Jan. 10

Davis Projects for Peace deadline
Jan. 12

BASIC worship night
Jan. 13


Need a place to relax? Come to the Zen Roomervice trip advisers needed

Would you like to brighten your mood and relieve stress? Come to the Zen Room in Vogel Library 319! This is a place that is meant for students to take a step out of their busy lives and de-stress. The room includes a private space, journals, stress balls, coloring bookmarks, and much more. The Zen Room is available for all students during the school week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stress isn’t cool, so come by the Zen Room to help. If you would like more information or need help, please contact the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the third floor of Vogel Library or Counseling Services.

ARC phone: 319-296-8615

Counseling Services phone: 319-296-8596

Student Senate peace dialogue postponed

The Student Senate diversity committee has postponed its peace dialogue until January.

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