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The Juice (Student) - Dec. 13

Change to Juice policy, Finals Week events

Dec. 13, 2021

Important change to Juice policy

We’re changing the way that items are submitted to be included in The Juice, to make the process more efficient. Effective immediately, all items submitted for The Juice must be sent via the form at this link. If you email your item to the Juice email, you will be asked to re-submit your item using the form. (The link is also included in the gray box at the end of every Juice email.) Please remember to keep your item short and include necessary information such as when and where. If you have an item that needs to be sent to the campus community urgently, please email Juice@wartburg.edu.

Today's edition is the final regular Juice of the term. 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.

Congrats to December graduates

Congratulations to the 2021 December graduates, honored yesterday at December Commencement! Click here to view and download high-resolution photos from the ceremony.

Wartburg Medals were presented to Dr. Ann Henninger, professor emeritus of biology, and Shirley Walker, long-time donor and volunteer, during the ceremony. Click here to read more about Ann and Shirley.

Therapeutic Tuesday

Take a break from finals and come meet Trinity the therapy dog on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Vogel Library. For more information, contact Counseling Services at 319-352-8596.

Planning to apply for Study Abroad in 2022-23?lanning to apply for Study Abroad in 2022-23

Don’t forget the Jan. 15 application deadline! Application and faculty reference form are available at www.wartburg.edu/study-abroad. Please contact Study Away Coordinator Kathleen Sihler with questions.

ITS updates will affect programs

Jenzabar upgrade Dec. 21

Jenzabar Services will be upgrading our administrative systems Tuesday evening, Dec. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. CST. This is a mandatory year-end upgrade and both Jenzabar One and my.wartburg.edu will be unavailable during this time. Our plan is to have all systems upgraded and back in production by 12 a.m.

Firewall upgrade Jan. 3

ITS will upgrade our Firewall on Monday, Jan. 3, beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST. Our plan is to have service restored by 8 p.m. This will affect internet connectivity, including my.wartburg.edu, Jenzabar, and all internal websites that Wartburg hosts, including info.wartburg.edu. An all-clear email will be sent when the upgrade is complete.

Students UKnight service trip fundraiser

Students UKnight is heading to North Carolina on a service trip during Winter Break, and the group is fundraising through CAUSE TEAM, a great way to get some gifts for the holidays and donate to our service trip. Click here for the link and start shopping for apparel, mugs, accessories, jewelry, notecards and more. Contact StudentsUknight@wartburg.edu with questions.

Sign up for Unified Sports Daylanning to apply for Study Abroad in 2022-23

Click here to sign up for Unified Sports Day on Feb. 12! Unified Sports Day is an event where Wartburg students participate in activities such as basketball, soccer, and crafts with Special Olympics Athletes. The event is from 8:50 a.m. to 12 p.m. and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and meal.

Registration open for Intramural basketball and volleyballlanning to apply for Study Abroad in 2022-23

Intramural basketball and volleyball are back! With spring sports starting soon, the season will be Jan. 10-27. Indoor coed volleyball will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 to 10 p.m.

5 v 5 men's basketball and 3 v 3 women's basketball will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m. Depending on the number of teams signed up for 3 v 3, those teams may move to 5 v 5 and the leagues will be combined. Registration is open today at this link and closes Jan. 3. Email missy.shockley@wartburg.edu with any questions!



Sanctuary Candles and Carols on Wednesday night

Take a break from studying for finals and come to Sanctuary Candles and Carols on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 9 p.m. in the Chapel. Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater!


Midweek Chapel services have ended for the term. The Chapel is open to anyone looking for a quiet space during Finals Week! Peace to you during Finals, and enjoy the break. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!



Festival of Trees
Dec. 1-14

Finals Week
Dec. 13-16

Sanctuary Candles and Carols
Dec. 15

TEDx speaker application deadline
Dec. 20

Jenzabar update
Dec. 21

Firewall update
Jan. 3

Start of Winter Team
Jan. 10

Davis Projects for Peace deadline
Jan. 12

BASIC worship night
Jan. 13

Unified Sports Day
Feb. 12


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!

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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